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Services for Ms. Ruby Davis, 87, will be 12 noon Tuesday in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Pastor Ben Davis officiating. 

July 27, 1924, Ruby was born to Ruth Faye Shue in High Point, NC. Will and Lela Whorton adopted her a couple of years later.  Lela was a school teacher and she taught in Harriman, Deer Lodge, and Crossville TN during Ruby's growing up years. She went to school to her mom during the elementary years and then went to Fletcher Academy in Fletcher, NC. Then she went to Takoma Academy in Silver Spring, MD where she graduated.

She came to Nashville, TN and was working at the Southern Publishing Association and going to business college. Verner John Davis moved to Nashville December of 1946 and became the youth leader in the Fatherland Street SDA Church. October 1948 he was looking for a pianist for their youth meeting and Ruby let him know that she could play. That began a fun courtship for them. For John, Ruby was the dream of his life. They were married on September 4 1949 in Crossville, TN

They had four boys Benton (Ben), Richard, Don, and Sandford (Sandy). Family life was always filled with action and fun. Yes there were difficult times too, but they were always faced with a strong faith in God's power to provide.

John and Ruby were members here of the Woodbury Seventh-day Adventist Church for 27 years. Their health reached a point that they needed to live closer to family and so moved to Collegedale, TN area for 3 ½ years and then moved to Sterling, NE in May of 2011.

Ruby's favorite color was purple and John purchased a Purple Orchid for her On February 3 knowing that she would probably not make it until Valentines day. On February 7 at 3:10 in the morning she quietly breathed her last breath with family by her side. Her husband Verner John Davis is looking forward to the trumpet call of Jesus on the resurrection morning. Also a sister Kathleen Franklin three sons Benton, Richard and Don along with their wives, Elsie-Rae, Judy, and Sonya join John in listening for the trumpet call. Sandford is waiting with Ruby to be awakened by the trumpet call. There are 12 grandchildren 20 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.

Funeral services will be 12 noon Tuesday, Feb. 14 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Pastor Ben Davis officiating.  Interment will follow in the Roselawn Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 10 am until 12 noon Tuesday.

In love the family says goodbye until the words of Revelation 22:12 are fulfilled: "behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be." Until then we are comforted with the words of Psalms 116:15 "Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints. "

Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311.

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