Ruby <I>Sanders</I> Downey

Ruby Sanders Downey

Death 12 Feb 2008 (aged 77)
Burial DeFuniak Springs, Walton County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID 24711828 · View Source
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Ruby Downey, age 77, of DeFuniak Springs, Fla., passed away Feb. 12, 2008.

She was born on Sept. 4, 1930, in Robertsville, Ala. Mrs. Downey was a resident of DeFuniak Springs. She was Baptist by faith and was affiliated with the Caryville Evangelistic Center. She loved gardening and growing flowers. She also enjoyed puzzles and taking care of animals.

Mrs. Downey was preceded in death by her parents; and by the father of her children, Clarence C. Sheets Sr.; and two daughters, Deborah Fields and Carolyn Sheets; one son, Billy Ray Panell; one grandson, Christopher Atchison; three brothers, Billy Sanders, Joe Sanders and Johnny Sanders; and four sisters, Gussie Wilson, Esther Stevens, Ruth Sanders and Willie Sanders.

Mrs. Downey is survived by her children, Clarence Sheets Jr. and wife Ann of DeFuniak Springs, Frances Sheets of Pensacola, Fla., Catheryn Wright and husband Lester of DeFuniak Springs, Fla., and Ellen Atchison and husband Fred of Salitpa, Ala.; three stepchildren, Earl Sheets and wife Matte of Mobile, Ala., Shirly Manning of Vernon, Fla., and William Sheets and wife Ruby of Bayminette, Ala.; 19 grandchildren; and 47 great-grandchildren.

Visitation services will be conducted from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Clary-Glenn Funeral Home, 230 Park Ave., DeFuniak Springs.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at Clary-Glenn Funeral Home with the Rev. Wayne Brannon officiating.

Pallbearers will be Bobby, Brian, Travis, Chad, Larry, Jeff, Ben and Ricky. Honorary pallbearer will be Christopher Sheets.

Floral arrangements are being accepted.

Burial will follow in the Magnolia Cemetery.

Clary-Glenn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Published in the Northwest Florida Daily News on 2/14/2008.

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  • Created by: C
  • Added: 17 Feb 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 24711828
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ruby Sanders Downey (4 Sep 1930–12 Feb 2008), Find a Grave Memorial no. 24711828, citing Magnolia Cemetery, DeFuniak Springs, Walton County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by C (contributor 46588217) .