Ruby Messer

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Ruby Messer

MT. GAY, W.Va. — Ruby Messer, 87, of Mt. Gay, passed away Tues., July 1, 2014, at Trinity Healthcare Services of Logan.

Born Dec. 26, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Macie Meeks. In addition to her parents, Ruby was also preceded in death by her husband, Golden Messer; a great-grandson, Brandon Lee Browning; three brothers: William "Bill" Meeks, Alfred Meeks, and Denver Meeks, and a sister, Goldie (Noah) Messer.

Those left to cherish her memories include one daughter, Gloria Jean (James) Hurley; three grandchildren: Angela (Chad) Evans, Jeanie (Chester) Stapleton, and Donald Lee Shepherd; five great-grandchildren: Jeremy (Shana) Shepherd, Jennifer Mileto, Whitney (Tyler) Nelson and Kaitlin Thorne; one great-great-grandchild, Isabella Nelson; a special niece, Katrina Messer; her lifelong friend, Doris Ellis, and many other friends and family.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sun., July 6, at James Funeral Home with Bobby Belcher officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill.

Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

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James Funeral Home of Aracoma is in charge of arrangements.

Published in The Logan Banner from July 3 to July 4, 2014