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1118 South Mayo Trail
PIKEVILLE, KY 41501
Phone: (606) 432-1800
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Ruby Tibbs

Ruby Tibbs

Thursday, November 8, 1934 - Thursday, August 15, 2019
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Ruby Hamilton Tibbs, age 84, died peacefully on August 15, 2019. She was born on November 8, 1934 in Floyd County to Christopher Hamilton and Ardie Hall. She married her high school sweetheart Bill Tibbs in April of 1954 who preceded her death in 1997.
Ruby loved to love people. She never met a stranger. She shared her love through food, quilting, and was very active in the life of Grace Baptist Church of Pikeville, KY until her dementia made it impossible for her to continue to live on her own.
She enjoyed being outdoors and caring for her flowers. She would talk about the beautiful the clouds and trees. I remember dozens of times riding in the car with her she would quote her favorite poem, Trees by Joyce Kilmer.
She was a loving mother and is survived by her son, Keith Tibbs (Susan), and her 3 daughters, Belinda Gee (Doug), Melissa Goff (Ray), and Susan Tucker (Robert). Adored Nanny of 5 grandchildren: Sarah Wilson, Jessica Tibbs, Christian Tibbs, Lydia Goff and Anna Tucker.
She (and her husband Bill) instilled in her children a strong work ethic and good Christian values that have served them well. She will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts.
The family will accept friends at Thacker Memorial Funeral Home, Sunday, August 18, 2019, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM with services beginning at 7:00 PM. There will be a graveside service for Ruby at Annie E. Young Cemetery beginning at 11:30 AM, Monday, August 19, 2019. Brother Bob Norman will officiate all services for Ruby.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Thacker Memorial Funeral Home of Pikeville, KY.
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    Location
    Annie E. Young Cemetery
    Address
    4964 Chloe Road
    Pikeville, KY 41501
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Gail

Posted at 10:22am
Oh Melissa, I'm so sorry for your loss. My Mother spoke quite often of your mother, they were good Christian friends. You and your family are in my prayers.
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Ronald Wright

Posted at 06:00pm
Ruby and BILL were great and loving neighbors to my parents Ballard & Faye Wright at east Shelby for many years. May GOD BLESS AND CONFORT THE FAMILY. Ronald Wright & Sharleen WRIGHT, Shelbyville,ky.
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Grace Mullins

Posted at 01:50pm
Prayers to the family for your loss.
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Sandy Branham

Posted at 07:29am
Ruby was a good friend . Many good memories of her at Grace Baptist Church and going to ceramics class. I really missed her when she moved away. Peace and comfort to all the family.
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Jo

Posted at 03:47pm
Sorry for your loss. 🙏🏻 ✝️ 🌺
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