Mrs. Ruby Towns Masters, 86, of Sandy Springs passed away in her home April 6.
She was a long-time resident of Sandy Springs and member of Sandy Springs UMC.
Ruby was born in Wheeler County and was a graduate of Emory University’s School of Nursing. Ruby married and moved away after graduation but the family eventually returned to Atlanta. After having children, she embarked on a 24-year career with Fulton County as a Public Health Nurse and Maternal Nurse Practitioner. Upon completion of the Catholic Health Association’s Nursing Management Course, she went on to serve in management with the health department. Prior to her retirement in 1999, she received Fulton County’s Distinguished Service Award for Service to the Public Health Nursing Council.
After retirement, Ruby took painting classes, capturing the beautiful sceneries she saw and the people she adored. She loved spending time with family at big holiday gatherings and during summers at her lake house in Tennessee. She always enjoyed going back to her hometown and being with her siblings. Ruby was an avid reader and enjoyed playing board games with her friends at Hammond Glen Retirement Community.
Ruby is survived by her five children Mary Stewart (Dale), Cathy Winand (Chip), John Masters (Cheryl), James Masters (Dale), and Margaret Lowe (Jeff); grandchildren Joy Kindrat (Borys), Rebekah Brown (Kevin), Dale David Stewart II, Abigayle Winand, and Isabel Lowe; great-grandchildren Bailey Brown, Zoe Kindrat, and Everly Brown; sisters, Louise Bell, Arlene Ryles (Jimmie); sister-in-law Virginia Towns; and numerous nieces and nephews of multi-generations.
Ruby is preceded in death by grandchildren Cheri Winand and Nathan Lowe; siblings Grace Miles and Edwin Towns; and parents Major Thurston Towns and Alice Mims Towns.
The beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend will be buried at Arlington Memorial Cemetery in Sandy Springs. She is greatly missed. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the American Heart Association or a charity of your choice.