Ruby Auten

GASTONIA - Ruby Murray Auten, 88, passed away Jan. 23, 2014, at her residence.

She was born, July 3, 1925 in Rutherford County, daughter of the late A.G. and Emma Hoyle Murray. Ruby was a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Belmont and a member of the Nellie Mae Millen Sunday School Class.

She was active in missions work and an avid bowler.

The family would like to give special thanks to niece, Rosa Lee Simmons for her loving care, time and dedication.

A funeral service will be held 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Friendship Baptist Church, Belmont, officiated by Pastor Jerry Davis and Pastor Lee Cooper.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2:30 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

Burial will be at Gaston Memorial Park.

Ruby is survived by: one daughter, Carol Goins and one son, Daniel E. Auten and wife, Barbara; two grandchildren, Scott Goins and wife, Angela Goins, Kimberly Goins and husband, Carl Woolard Jr.; two step-grandchildren, Tommy and wife, Brandi, Michael Jenkins, wife, Carrie, and son Paul; two great-grandsons, Tyler Goins and Thomas Jackson "TJ" Goins; three great-granddaughters, Shannon, Jessica and Angel Goins; four step-great-grandchildren, Bryan Woolard and wife, Brittany, Jessica Walker, Owen and Olivia Jenkins; 2 step-great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Reid Murray and wife, Irene.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: her husband of sixty years, Thomas Auten, three brothers and eight sisters.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Friendship Baptist Church, 5008 S. New Hope Rd., Belmont, NC 28012.
Condolences may be made at

Arrangements are with the South Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, Gastonia.

Funeral Home

Greene Funeral Service-West Chapel
216 Archie Whitesides Road Gastonia, NC 28052
(704) 867-5521

Published in Gaston Gazette on Jan. 25, 2014