Visitation for Ruby Arnold Sheppard, age 84, of Fayetteville will be Friday evening from 4-8 pm at Higgins Funeral Home. Mrs. Sheppard passed away Wednesday morning at Donalson Care Center. She was an LPN and the first Administrator of Lincoln County Nursing Home when it opened in 1961. She was a member of the West End Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters of Fayetteville, Janice Harwell and husband Farrell, and Dena Kincaid and husband Jimmy; two sons, Mike Little and wife Jan of Old Hickory, TN and Tim Sheppard of Colorado Springs, CO; one brother, Herman Arnold of Jackson MI; and four sisters, Dean Hughes and Jean Springer of Lawrenceburg, TN, Lorine Brown and Barbara Smith both of Cumming, GA, 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
A private graveside service is planned for Saturday morning at Riverview Memorial Gardens beside her husband, John Henry Sheppard, who passed away in 1964 with. Bro. Mike Johnson officiating.