Eugene - Ruby S. Welch, 97, of Eugene, Florida, passed away on February 14, 2014.

She was born May 27, 1916, the only child of Andrew and Ollie Sauls. She attended Dixie County Schools and after graduation held various jobs and positions until settling with the Dixie County ACS office for 30 plus years where she ultimately became the manager until her retirement.

She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Cross City, serving on various committees and as a Sunday School Teacher. She served as County Historian and as secretary-treasurer of the Dixie County Cattleman's Association for over five decades beginning in 1951.

She was loved and admired by to many friends and family to number. She was preceded in death by her husband Clayton Welch.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 3:00 PM at the First Baptist Church of Cross City with Rev. Mike Brown and Rev. Ed Ivey officiating. Interment will follow at Cross City Cemetery. A visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday evening, February 17, 2014 between the hours of 6 and 8 pm.

Arrangements were placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, 352-498-5400.

Funeral Home

Rick Gooding Funeral Home
16984 SE Highway 19 Cross City, FL 32628

Published in Gainesville Sun from Feb. 17 to Feb. 20, 2014