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Ruby Roberts - September 02, 2009

Ruby Vay (Haynes) Roberts of Wilmington, N.C. died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009 at her home. She was 92.

Ruby was born July 14, 1917 in Phillips County to Clyde W. and Mary Ann (Noren) Haynes. She was educated in Phillips County, graduating in 1934 from Phillips County High School.

Ruby lived in Delta for more than 40 years. She moved to Holyoke in 1992 to be closer to family. She enjoyed her time in Holyoke. Because of health concerns, in 2001 she moved to Wilmington, N.C. to be near her son. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church.

Ruby is survived by her son, Lloyd Roberts, MD; seven grandchildren; and siblings Helen Einspahr, Delbert Haynes, Gerald Haynes, Larry Haynes, Charlotte Pate and Marilyn Kirkwood. She was preceeded in death by her husband Myrl Roberts, son Wayne Roberts and five brothers and sisters.

A memorial service was held Sept. 6 at Grace United Methodist Church with Rev. Scott Dodson and Rev. Elizabeth Roberts officiating. Inurnment was in the Delta Cemetery on Sept. 19.