Ruby was born Jan. 10, 1935, in New Boston, to the late Harley C. and Hazel Ruth Smith Ivers. She was the owner/operator of Taylor’s Grocery in McDermott and a waitress at Elks Country Club.
Along with her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Tony Franklin Taylor; and two brothers, William and Elwood Ivers.
Ruby is survived by one son, Dale F. (Jackie) Taylor of Waverly; one daughter, Toni (Mark) Riggs of McDermott; four grandchildren, Blair Taylor, Holly (Seth) Haynes, Sheena Riggs and Taylor Riggs; special friends who provided care for her, Lawrence Kopicki and Suzanne Dillow; and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, May 24, 2010, at the Roger W. Davis Funeral Home in West Portsmouth, with George Vastine officiating, and interment in Moon Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday and one hour before the service on Monday.
The family would like to thank Hospice for all their love and care.
Condolences may be sent to www.rogerwdavisfuneralhome.com.