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 Ruby Syrene <I>Tollett</I> Hughes

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Ruby Syrene Tollett Hughes

  • Birth 28 Oct 1911 Bledsoe County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death 10 Apr 2011 Tennessee, USA
  • Burial Crossville, Cumberland County, Tennessee, USA
  • Memorial ID 68314544

Ruby S. Hughes
CROSSVILLE — Ruby Syrene Tollett Hughes, 99, of Crossville, passed away April 10, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 13 at Bilbrey Funeral Home, with Bro. Roland Smith officiating. Interment will be held in Crossville City Cemetery.
Mrs. Hughes was born Oct. 28, 1911, in Bledsoe County, the youngest daughter of Mose and Candace Ann Patton Tollett.
She attended Stoney Point School through seventh grade, and graduated high school as Salutatorian at John F. Patton High School. She received her teaching degree from Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville.
She married Paul Hill Hughes in 1936; they lived for a number of years in Van Nuys, CA, returning to Crossville after World War II. Mrs. Hughes was a teacher in the Cumberland County School System for 35 years, teaching at Beaver Hill, Meridian, Homestead, City School and Cumberland Elementary schools. She was a member of Central Baptist Church since its inception and she always enjoyed Sunday school and the dedicated, interesting teacher.
She was an avid maker of quilts, making numerous quilts from piecing to quilting. She was a member of 127 South Senior Citizens and quilted with a group of fellow quilters for many years, donating all monies raised to the senior center. She loved to garden, can and mow the grass.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Wallace Hill and Shirley Hughes; daughter and son-in-law, Mary Evelyn and Bill Cooper all of Crosville; grandchildren, Brad Cooper and Mark Cooper both of Knoxville and Lee Ann Roberts of Crossville; and great-grandchildren, Lili, Hannah and Nathan Cooper and Tyler and Payton Roberts.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Hill Hughes; brothers, John Wesley Tollett, Casto Tollett, Carl Tollett; and sisters, Ann Swafford and Ruth Brown.
Pallbearers were Brad Cooper, Mark Cooper, Ted Swafford, Donald Peck, Jack Cooper and Tony Roberts.
On lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Central Baptist Church Library, 1346 S. Main St., Crossville, TN 38555.
Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. (www.bilbreyfh.com) was in charge of the arrangements.


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  • Originally Created by: Larry Moore
  • Added: 13 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 68314544
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ruby Syrene Tollett Hughes (28 Oct 1911–10 Apr 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 68314544, citing Crossville City Cemetery, Crossville, Cumberland County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by imagal49 (contributor 47223808) .