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Ruby Howard

d. August 15, 2015

Ruby Howard age 94 of LaFollette, passed on to heaven Saturday, August 15, 2015. Member of Caryville First Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husbands Vernon Slagle and Jack Howard, Parents John and Patty Helton, Sisters Edna Howard, Leila Kirby, Ann Scott, Mary Ellen Helton and Delora Hopkins, Brothers Delno, Lawrence, John and Clarence Helton. Special Sisters-in-law: Margie Helton and Vada Unthank, Brother-in:law Bill K. Howard. As a young woman Ruby worked at the Harlan Appalachian Regional Hospital. Later in life she worked for the James A. Cawood High School, but most of her life was a homemaker. She loved gardening and flowers, crafts, sewing and reading. She was a devoted Christian, mother and grandmother who dearly loved her family.

Survivors: Daughter and Son-in-law: Patti and Wes Mattie

Son and Daughter-in-law: Jim and Carolyn Slagle

Granddaughters: Beth and Rachel Mattie

Grandsons: Jim (Ruth) Slagle, Geoff (Lisa) Slagle

Great-Grandchildren: Zachary, Stephanie and Caroline Slagle

Several Nieces & Nephews including Bruce & Pat Howard, Bob & Susan Howard, Edna Shackleford, Connie Harris and Bill Unthank

Sister-in-law: Martha Helton

The family expresses heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Jamal Isber and Drs. Irwin, Teague and Delair at LaFollette Medical Center and to the compassionate nursing staff in the hospital and ICU and in Comford Care at LaFollette Health and Rehab and to Dr. David Rankin at U.T. Medical Center for years of Christ centered healthcare.

Funeral Service 1:30 p.m. Wednesday Elcomb Baptist Church in Harlan, KY

Rev. Joshua Hensley officiating with interment following at Resthaven Cemetery

In lieu of flowers memorials maybe made to Elcomb Baptist Church P.O. Box 833 Harlan, KY 40831 or Caryville First Baptist Church P.O. Box Caryville, TN 37714

The family will receive friends 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Elcomb Baptist Church, Harlan, KY

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