Ruby Clary Glenn

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  • "Elaine - I'm so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. ..."
    - Cherie G
  • "Dear Elaine,Dallas,and all our Family, With our dear Ruby..."
  • "We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one...."
    - Roy and Tammy Hudgens
  • "Elaine, I was saddened to learn of Miss Ruby's passing. ..."
    - Tom Jackson
  • "Elaine & Dallas, Seeing and talking to Ruby here on Durst..."
    - Bubber Free
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Ruby Clary Glenn, 95, passed away Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at the Chestnut Ridge Rehabilitation and Nursing Home. Mrs. Glenn moved here in 2006 to live with her daughter and son-in-law. She was born Aug. 9, 1917, in Newberry, S.C., and was the daughter of the late Matthew Wills and Eva Bouknight Clary.
She was a graduate of Newberry College where she was a member of the Newberry College Singers. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and of the Chancel Choir. Mrs. Glenn and her twin sister played the violin in the high school orchestra. She moved to Greenwood, S.C., in 1936, where she became a member of the First Presbyterian Church and joined the choir. At the church, she became secretary to the minister, Dr. Robert L. Alexander, for 10 years.
While her two children were growing up, she began a lifelong hobby of playing bridge. Eventually, she became an accomplished player and gave lessons to friends. Another activity she enjoyed was growing camellias and exhibiting the blooms in flower shows in South Carolina.
During the 1970's, she began art classes in watercolor under the direction of Ruth Martin. Then she attended art classes at Lander College and studied under Dr. Alan McTaggart, where she painted in oil and acrylic. She exhibited and sold her paintings locally and in New York City at the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit in Greenwich Village during the 1980's.
Mrs. Glenn is a former member of the Azalea Garden Club, Woman's Club, and McKisseck Club in Greenwood.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Dallas Glenn; twin sister, Ruth Clary Price; and brothers, Matthew Wilson Clary, Benjamin Owen Clary, and James McVey Clary.
Mrs. Glenn is survived by her daughter, Elaine Glenn Verdol of Suwanee; son, James Dallas Glenn of Marietta; granddaughter and husband, Elizabeth Glenn and Brett Faulkner; grandson and wife, Jonathan and Joy Glenn; great-grandchildren, Jordan and Jarod Glenn, Kate and Anna Clare Faulkner; nieces and nephews, Eve Price and Alan Powell of Columbia, S.C., Steve Price of Charleston, S.C., Dr. Lori Smithson of Midlothian, Va., Clary Powell of Orlando, Fla., Grayson Powell of New York City, Don and Andrea Clary and families of Columbia, S.C.; and close friend, Brenda Brown of Blue Ridge.
Funeral services for Ruby Clary Glenn will be conducted Friday, Oct. 19, at 2 p.m. at McDonald's Funeral Home with Dr. James Dwiggins officiating. Interment will be at Sawnee View Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at McDonald's Funeral Home on the day of the funeral from noon to 2 p.m.
Memorials may be made to United Way of Forsyth County, P.O. Box 1350, Cumming, GA 30028-1350.
Condolences may be expressed online at
McDonald and Son Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

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Published in Forsyth County News from Oct. 16 to Oct. 19, 2012