Our beloved mother and grandmother, Ruby Spell Walsh Manning, 99, was born Sept. 28, 1922, in Coffee County. Jan. 17 Ruby went to her heavenly home while peacefully sleeping at her residence gaining a new healthy body after being diagnosed with dementia a year ago. She was welcomed by her parents Lester and Dora Spell; sister Alice Yarbrough; sons Johnny LaVerne Walsh and Bill Walsh; daughter in laws Anita Walsh, Carla Walsh and Lynn Walsh; granddaughter Jana Walsh; and grandsons Chandler Alexander and Billy Scott Walsh.
Ruby is now watching over her sons, Carroll Walsh (Betty), Richard Walsh, Mike Walsh all of Hazlehurst, Danny Walsh of Baxley and Bob Walsh (Minnie) of Sumter, S.C.; grandchildren, Don Walsh (Rhonda), Donna Brewer Walsh, Tonya Ogletree (Charles), Kristie Butler (Eric), Jennifer Walsh, Rena Walsh, Keith Walsh, Stacey Walsh and Jason Walsh all of Hazlehurst, Joni Durden (David) of Gainesville, Fla., Jaime Ashley (Chris) and Joel Walsh of Scotland, Kimberly King (Jeffery) of Richmond Hill, Lisa Spell of Brunswick, Jeffrey Walsh of North Carolina, Anita Yewman of South Carolina, Mike White of California and Jessica Beardsley of North Carolina; 33 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren; special cousin Olene Beecher; nephew Wayne Davis (Betty), dear friend Bessie Taylor; fur babies Pepper, Lulu (Snowball) and Sadie (Blackface).
Ruby loved playing bingo and other activities while a resident at Lumber City Nursing Home. Ruby always wanted to be dressed to a “T” with her hair jet black, red lipstick and her blingy jewelry. The blinger the better. Ruby enjoyed visiting Gail Hester her beautician and Gail Nuygen her nail technician to be pampered. Swinging through Dairy Queen for an ice cream was always a treat.
Celebration of Ruby’s life was held Jan. 21 in the chapel of Wainwright-Parlor Funeral Home with the Rev. Jeffery Spell officiating. Ruby was laid to rest beside her husband Coey Colby Manning in Colesburg Cemetery, Woodbine.
Active pallbearers were Dylan Walsh, Matt Walsh, Jeffery Walsh, Stacey Walsh, Jason Walsh and Zach Manning.
Honorary pallbearers were the Lumber City Nursing Home past and present employees, Serenity Hospice Care staff, Regency Southern Care staff, Ronnie and Earlene McCarty and her many FaceBook family and friends.
Music was rendered by the Rev. Jeffery Spell and the congregation.
Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home was in charge.