JEFFERSON - Ruby Hicks Howington, 77, died on Wednesday, June 1, 2011.
Born in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Lum and Bertha Dale Hicks. Mrs. Howington worked in the lunchroom for the Jackson County and Jefferson City Schools and she was of the Baptist denomination. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Claborne, Grady, Daily and John Henry Hicks; sisters, Mae Bowles, Ernestine Griffith, and Sara Marlowe; and a grandchild, William Brandon Howington.
Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Billy Howington, Jefferson; a daughter, Joyce Ann Hix, Jefferson; son, Britt Howington, Sallisaw, Okla.; sisters, Mary Ruth Greene, Grayson, Louise Howington; brother, James "Hank" Hicks, Tampa, Fla.; six grandchildren, Angie Beason, Kelley Hardigree, Marty Howington, Audrey Gutherie, Chad Hix, and Jake Howington; eight great-grandchildren, Justin and Brittany Hardigree, Ty and Jaci Beason, Isabel and Sam Gutherie, Emma and Cheyenne Howington.
A Graveside service will be held on Friday, June 3, at 10 a.m. in the Jackson Memorial Park with the Rev. Kevin Page officiating. Honored as pallbearers are Chad Hix, Marty Howington, Travis Beason, Todd Hardigree, Corey Gutherie, Justin Hardigree and Ty Beason. The visitation will be held on Thursday evening, June 2, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorials to the Alzheimer╒s Association-GA Chapter, 1925 Century Blvd. NE # 10, Atlanta, GA 30345-3315.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.