|Birth: ||Oct. 2, 1911|
|Death: ||Mar. 12, 1977|
Ruby was born in a farmhouse in Randolph County, N.C. but lived most of her life in Concord, N.C. Her parents were the Reverend J. Milton Varner and Dora Plummer Varner. She was the seventh of eight children. They were Methodist "preacher's kids", moving every four years.
While her father was serving in Concord, Ruby met William B. "Bill" Ward, Jr. and they married and became the parents of two daughters, Millicent "Millie" and Ruby Jane.
Ruby's career was her family and her church. Her arms reached wide to minister to her extended family, and there wasn't a cousin, niece, or nephew untouched by her hospitality. A kind and loving person, she gave of her time and interest so that the lucky recipient felt that he or she was the most important person in her life.
Ruby was taken away by cancer at age 65, a young age by Varner standards. She still lives in our hearts and memories, a woman with a great gift of sharing her love and care.
James Milton Varner (1871 - 1958)
Mary ElDora Plummer Varner (1872 - 1964)
William Benton Ward (1912 - 1992)
Millicent Ann Ward Brawley (1941 - 2015)*
Frances Varner Cranford (1899 - 1997)*
Robert Milton Varner (1900 - 1969)*
Roy Van Varner (1903 - 1964)*
Clara Varner Faircloth (1904 - 1995)*
John Wesley Varner (1906 - 1992)*
Edna Varner Scott (1909 - 1996)*
Ruby Eldora Varner Ward (1911 - 1977)
Lillian Varner Houck (1914 - 1988)*
Wife of W.B. Ward, Jr.
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Armantia
Record added: Jan 09, 2004
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