Ruby Wallace
September 19, 1949 -
March 28, 2019

Visitation

March 31, 2019
1:00 PM - 2 :00 PM

Service 

March 31, 2019
2:15 PM

Interment

Obituary

It is with regret we announce the passing of Ruby Wallace, age 69, of Nashville, TN, formerly of Fayetteville, TN. Ruby was born on September 19, 1949 in Lincoln County, TN to the late Robert McKinney Wallace, Jr. and Louise Gray Wallace. She worked as a pole climbing instructor at the AT&T training center in Nashville for 48 years. She was a member of Fayetteville First United Methodist Church. Ruby passed away on March 28, 2019 after a short illness.

She is survived by her friends, Mike and Teresa Bland and their children, Lindsay and Michael; and her beloved dog, Abby.

Graveside funeral service for Ms. Wallace will be conducted at 2:15 PM on Sunday, March 31, 2019, at Rose Hill Cemetery with Rev. Whitney Mitchell officiating. Visitation will be held on Sunday at 1 PM until 2 PM at Higgins Funeral Home. Higgins is honored to be serving the loved ones of Ruby Wallace.

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15 Comments

  1. Rachel Holbert

    I am shocked and saddened to learn of my “Aunt Ruby’s” passing so late. I’m the daughter of one of her cousins and we spoke about 3 times a year on the phone. I know how much she loved her dogs and how deeply tied she was to her work and her Fayetteville community. I’m so sorry she didn’t retire and get to spend some unencumbered time in Fayetteville. I wish I could have been there to help in those final weeks or months. Love you, Ruby, enjoy eternity with Sassy and your loved ones.

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  2. Markus

    Ruby- Tough, Honest, Loving, Kind, and would do anything for anyone. She Will be missed by many, but is blessed to now be in a place where we all pray to go when our time has past.. I love you Ruby! God sped..

    Reply
  3. Judy Toon

    I am deeply saddened by the death of Ruby. May God grant peace, comfort, and love to all that knew and loved her.

    Reply
  4. Billie Jane Loftis

    I worked with Ruby at AT&T what a great person to know. She was always helpful when ever you needed her help. She was one of a kind! Ruby will be missed by all who knew her.
    Condolences to her family and friends.
    Rest In Peace my Friend!

    Reply
  5. Lynn Warf

    I worked with Ruby in the South Central Bell days. She was so funny and always seemed to be rushing around. My condolences to her family and friends.

    Reply
  6. Wanda Askins Cavaliere

    I’m so sorry for the loss of Ruby and sending prayers for her family, friends and dogs she adored.

    Reply
  7. Judi Petty

    So glad I reunited her with her favorite ‘cop’’ & she so enjoyed his visits

    Reply
  8. Judi Petty

    Ruby didn’t have a family of her own so she adopted ours over 30 years ago. Many fun shopping trips and she would go to any lengths to find my grandson hard to find drinks or the impossible to find game he wanted. We had a shopping trip planned the day she called me from the clinic to take her to the hospital & within a couple of hours we knew she was battling stage four lung cancer. I hope in some way by taking her to every doctor appointment, chemo, radiation and emergency room trips that I repaid some of the kindness she gave to my family. She will be missed from our “girls movie Sundays” that we have been doing the last couple of years.
    We regret that we won’t be able to attend the memorial. Rest In Peace my dear friend.

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  9. Barbara Staples

    Ruby was such an amazing lady. Always ready and willing to help. She will be missed

    Reply
  10. Susie Arnatrong Murphy

    Ruby’s family will miss her.

    Reply
  11. Kathy Steele

    I met Ruby-two years ago through Judi Petty. We met every Sunday for dinner and a movie. We became fast friends and bonded over our dogs. She would often bring treats for my dogs. Ruby was a very generous person she often helped those in need. Ruby was a Christian woman with a strong faith.
    Her best friend Judy Petty received the news of her illness back last August. I just want to thank Judi and her family for her tireless help of taking Ruby to the Doctor and taking care of everything. I know how much Ruby loved you and I know how much she will be missed.

    Reply
  12. Joel Hastings

    May God bless the memory of Ruby. We always enjoyed seeing her at church when she was in Fayetteville on a Sunday.

    Reply
  13. Brenda Badenhop

    So sorry to hear of Ruby’s passing. I enjoyed talking to her. She will be missed.

    Reply
  14. Joyce Kelso Johnson

    I am sorry to hear about Ruby, didn’t get to see her much with her living in Nashville. I have known Ruby all her life, knew her Mother and Father, they were so proud of her. Her Uncle Mr Clinton Wallace lived up the street from me when I was a little girl. I think Ruby has one cousin I know of , Clint McCown, he is Mr C. Wallace’s grandson.

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    • Susie Armstrong Murphy

      Her cousins on the Gray side, the Armstrong’s, VanDerGeest’s, Murphy’s and Milliken’s, will miss her. My mom, before she passed, enjoyed her daily conversations with Ruby.

      Reply

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15 Comments

  1. Rachel Holbert

    I am shocked and saddened to learn of my “Aunt Ruby’s” passing so late. I’m the daughter of one of her cousins and we spoke about 3 times a year on the phone. I know how much she loved her dogs and how deeply tied she was to her work and her Fayetteville community. I’m so sorry she didn’t retire and get to spend some unencumbered time in Fayetteville. I wish I could have been there to help in those final weeks or months. Love you, Ruby, enjoy eternity with Sassy and your loved ones.

    Reply
  2. Markus

    Ruby- Tough, Honest, Loving, Kind, and would do anything for anyone. She Will be missed by many, but is blessed to now be in a place where we all pray to go when our time has past.. I love you Ruby! God sped..

    Reply
  3. Judy Toon

    I am deeply saddened by the death of Ruby. May God grant peace, comfort, and love to all that knew and loved her.

    Reply
  4. Billie Jane Loftis

    I worked with Ruby at AT&T what a great person to know. She was always helpful when ever you needed her help. She was one of a kind! Ruby will be missed by all who knew her.
    Condolences to her family and friends.
    Rest In Peace my Friend!

    Reply
  5. Lynn Warf

    I worked with Ruby in the South Central Bell days. She was so funny and always seemed to be rushing around. My condolences to her family and friends.

    Reply
  6. Wanda Askins Cavaliere

    I’m so sorry for the loss of Ruby and sending prayers for her family, friends and dogs she adored.

    Reply
  7. Judi Petty

    So glad I reunited her with her favorite ‘cop’’ & she so enjoyed his visits

    Reply
  8. Judi Petty

    Ruby didn’t have a family of her own so she adopted ours over 30 years ago. Many fun shopping trips and she would go to any lengths to find my grandson hard to find drinks or the impossible to find game he wanted. We had a shopping trip planned the day she called me from the clinic to take her to the hospital & within a couple of hours we knew she was battling stage four lung cancer. I hope in some way by taking her to every doctor appointment, chemo, radiation and emergency room trips that I repaid some of the kindness she gave to my family. She will be missed from our “girls movie Sundays” that we have been doing the last couple of years.
    We regret that we won’t be able to attend the memorial. Rest In Peace my dear friend.

    Reply
  9. Barbara Staples

    Ruby was such an amazing lady. Always ready and willing to help. She will be missed

    Reply
  10. Susie Arnatrong Murphy

    Ruby’s family will miss her.

    Reply
  11. Kathy Steele

    I met Ruby-two years ago through Judi Petty. We met every Sunday for dinner and a movie. We became fast friends and bonded over our dogs. She would often bring treats for my dogs. Ruby was a very generous person she often helped those in need. Ruby was a Christian woman with a strong faith.
    Her best friend Judy Petty received the news of her illness back last August. I just want to thank Judi and her family for her tireless help of taking Ruby to the Doctor and taking care of everything. I know how much Ruby loved you and I know how much she will be missed.

    Reply
  12. Joel Hastings

    May God bless the memory of Ruby. We always enjoyed seeing her at church when she was in Fayetteville on a Sunday.

    Reply
  13. Brenda Badenhop

    So sorry to hear of Ruby’s passing. I enjoyed talking to her. She will be missed.

    Reply
  14. Joyce Kelso Johnson

    I am sorry to hear about Ruby, didn’t get to see her much with her living in Nashville. I have known Ruby all her life, knew her Mother and Father, they were so proud of her. Her Uncle Mr Clinton Wallace lived up the street from me when I was a little girl. I think Ruby has one cousin I know of , Clint McCown, he is Mr C. Wallace’s grandson.

    Reply
    • Susie Armstrong Murphy

      Her cousins on the Gray side, the Armstrong’s, VanDerGeest’s, Murphy’s and Milliken’s, will miss her. My mom, before she passed, enjoyed her daily conversations with Ruby.

      Reply

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