Obituary: Ruby Furr

Ruby Ophelia Roberts Furr age 86, of Arkadelphia, passed away Thursday, October 21, 2021 at her home. She was born January 12, 1935 in Alpine, Arkansas to the late W. G. and Beulah Thomason Roberts. Ruby was a member of the Assembly of God Church. She worked with Hollywood Vasserette and later with Aalf’s garment companies in Arkadelphia.

Ruby was an avid reader and enjoyed going to Oaklawn and loved her family very much.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Alvin and Bob Roberts; three sisters, Lucille Reynolds, Ruth Malcom and Avinell Tucker.

Survivors include her husband of sixty-eight years, Hoy Furr; three daughters, Kathy Welch (Larry) and Becky Hughes (Dennis) both of Friendship and Angie Morris (Bill) of Alpharetta, Georgia; one brother, Bill Roberts (Betty) of Arkadelphia; one sister, Lavetta Collie of Bismarck; nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

Visitation will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25, at Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home. Services will follow at 2 p.m. at Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home. Burial will be in Gilchrist Cemetery at Friendship.

Pallbearers will be Scotty Roberts, Justin Hughes, Matthew McCool, Greg Parish, Chase Morris, and Harold Hilliard.

Following services, the family will receive friends and family at the Furr home in Arkadelphia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Oak Grove Church. P. O. Box 195 Amity, AR. 71921.

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