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White, Ruby Jean (Wilcox) - Jacksonville  
Ruby Jean Wilcox White, 83, of Jacksonville, Ark., went to be with her Lord on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015. She was born Sept. 9, 1932 in Greenbrier to the late Rube and Minnie Wilcox. She was a longtime and faithful member of First Baptist Church of Jacksonville. She enjoyed reading and spending time with family, especially rocking three generations of babies. Thanksgiving dinner at her home was always a cherished event. She grew up on a farm at Springhill, Ark. in the back of the family-owned grocery store and filling station on busy Highway 65. She graduated from Greenbrier High School and Arkansas State Teachers College, now the University of Central Arkansas. She lived in New Mexico and Texas before moving back to Arkansas in 1961. She taught first grade for 29 years in the same classroom, retiring from Tolleson Elementary in 1999. She is survived by her loving daughters, Paula Sue McGary (Dwayne) of Conway; Natalee White of Maumelle, Ark. and Lisa Moore of Jacksonville; three grandchildren; Shane Moore (Charlotte), Chris McGary, (fiancee Ally Mills) and Leslie York (Cody), five great-grandchildren, Kendell, Cannon, Cooper, Hadley and Evan; brother, Paul Wilcox (Carol) of Greenbrier, sister; Sue Dean (Lyndel) of Cabot, Ark.; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends. Visitation will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015 at Moore's Jacksonville Funeral Home chapel, with funeral services at 11 a.m. with Bro. Cliff Hutchins and Bro. Doug Moore officiating. Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Jacksonville Building Fund, 401 N. First Street, Jacksonville, AR 72076; or U.A.M.S. Myeloma Institute, 521 Jack Stephens Drive, Little Rock, AR. 72201. Arrangements by Moore's Jacksonville Funeral Home & Crematory, 501-982-2136. Online guest book:
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Published in The Log Cabin Democrat from Sept. 29 to Oct. 6, 2015
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