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Ruth M. Brown (#46796546)
 member for 10 years, 11 months, 21 days
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Bio Photo I was born, raised, and educated in the great state of Texas.

I served in the U.S. Navy, worked for the Virginia Employment Commission in Portsmouth, Virginia, the Baltimore City Police Department in Maryland, and finally, The Methodist Hospital (now named Houston Methodist) in Houston. After 20 years at the hospital, I retired and moved back to my hometown.

Other than my own family members, I'm not related to any of those I enter on Find A Grave and I'm unable to provide any further information about my entries except what was in an obituary or what I've researched.


Please do not put Death Certificate photos on any of my memorials. I appreciate your research; however, the information on death certificates is not always accurate and, the COD doesn't need to be seen.

Please use the Edit tab which is at the top upper right side on each memorial, to correct names, dates, place of birth and/or death, add parents and/or spouses, and plot information.

To request transfers, send notification of dupes, or additional bio information, please, use the Suggest a Correction (SAC).

DO NOT use the public message (PM) for transfer requests as they will be ignored.


A big thanks to all who have visited and left flowers and notes for any of my entries, including my family members and my fur babies. Thanks also to those who've sponsored several of my entries. It is very much appreciated.


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Great Job! Thanks for that. I added a pic, and have also added about 150 memorials to the Sound Side FWB church today; many are Brickhouse. Thanks again - Jackie
Added by Jackie on Jun 21, 2016 8:22 PM
Elizabeth Brickhouse
I do apologize, that is your Elizabeth, not Victoria, Brickhouse I am referring to and would like to have transferred; I just set up a memorial for Richard at the FWB. Jackie
Added by Jackie on Jun 21, 2016 8:49 AM
Hi Ruth,
I am photographing graves in the Columbia area, and have found big mix-ups when trying to add pics to find-a-grave. I'm trying to get it sorted out a bit, the issue is that there are two Baptist Churches, and at least four find-a-grave 'cemeteries' representing the two. Also, memorials from one listed are for the other, and etc. A mess! I would like to ask you to transfer some memorials from Soundside Missionary Baptist to Soundside FWB cemetery, if you don't mind. Just use the 'edit burial' button. If you will do that, I can add pictures to your memorials instead of adding a duplicate memorial. To start, Richard and Victoria Brickhouse need to be transferred as I have their pics from the FWB. I will be photographing the Missionary Baptist this week. (I hope!) Thanks so much, Jackie
Added by Jackie on Jun 21, 2016 8:31 AM
US Navy
Thank you for your service Ruth. Barbara, LCDR USN
Added by Barbara on Jun 08, 2016 4:02 PM
Edwin A Kuehn
RE: Shirley Ann Norris obit
Thank you, Ruth. I have no information regarding a funeral home. I'll put this on the back burner. Something will show up someday.

Added by Edwin A Kuehn on Jun 01, 2016 6:42 PM
Thank you
Thank you for giving me an avenue to leave little messages for my Dad. Means so much, Jessieann
Added by Jessieann on Jun 01, 2016 1:19 PM
Edwin A Kuehn
Shirley Ann Norris obit
Ruth, I'm taking a long shot in asking if you would have any obits from the first week of April. A Shirley Ann (Van Winkle) Norris died April 1, 2016 and I can find the obit to see which cemetery she is buried in. I think the obit was in the Temple paper but I can get to it as I don't subscribe to the paper. Just thought I would ask if you would have any information.

Thank you,
Added by Edwin A Kuehn on May 31, 2016 8:15 PM
Glenda Manning Dennison
Good Job
Hello, I am Glenda Manning Dennison, the local contact person for Smith Cemetery. I am also the secretary/treasurer for the Smith Cemetery Association. Thank you for the work you have put into Find A Grave. You have done a great job! My mom, Antha Manning, was a Smith so I am am a great-great grandaughter of the man (Walter Smith) whose brother donated the land for the cemetery. Anyway I thought I would tell you that our Association meets yearly. In fact, that meeting will take pace this Saturday, May 28th after the Purmela Homecoming. Anyway I just wanted to thank you.
Added by Glenda Manning Dennison on May 26, 2016 9:07 AM
Sherrie Ripley
Mary Grubbs
Please add her obituary. Thanks, Sherrie Ripley #48665433

Mrs. Mary Grubbs, age 85 of Hillsboro, passed away May 20, 2016. She was born January 17,
1931 in Hill County to Cord Lillian and Edith(Farmer) Dickey. She graduated from Hillsboro High School and, with the exception of a few years in Washington, D.C., she lived in Hillsboro all of her life.

Mary worked in Dallas and Waco for Southwestern Bell and AT&T for 28 years, retiring in 1981. She had a strong faith in God and was a member of Walnut Street Baptist Church in Hillsboro. A patriot and a life long Republican, she loved all things George W. Bush.

Mary was a loving mother, daughter, grandmother, sister and friend to all who knew her.

Preceding her in death were two brothers, Billy Curtis and C.L. Dickey; one son, son, Arlee Grubbs; two daughters, Cheryl Rose and Linda Barnes; one granddaughter, Shannon Ridlehuber and one great-grandson, Chandler Fossett.

Survivors include, one brother, Robert Dickey and wife, Jeanette; granddaughter, Mica Fossett three grandsons, Greg Barnes, Brent Barnes and Jeremy Faglie and wife, Tonya; son-in-law, Ronnie Rose; grandson-in-law, Hal Ridlehuber; and 11 great-grandchildren, three nieces, Julie Teague, Andrea Wilson and Kim Wise.

Visitation with family and friends will be at Cornerstorne Funeral Home, Tuesday, May 24th, 9 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. Graveside service will follow at 11 A.M. at the New Woodbury Cemetery located at 1521 HCR 1313, Hillsboro, Texas.
Added by Sherrie Ripley on May 25, 2016 5:02 PM
claudia pugh
Amanda Ethel Casey Litton
Amanda Ethel Casey Litton, Post Oak, Oglesby, TX, is my mother. Would you please transfer management of her memorial page to me? Thank you.

Claudia Pug
Added by claudia pugh on May 05, 2016 5:29 PM
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