Ruby Lewis Martin, 92, of Benton, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013, at a local health care facility.
She was a member of Old Ocoee Baptist Church for more than 38 years.
She was also a member of the Eastern Star for more than 50 years. At the recent Polk County High School Alumni Banquet of 2013, she was the oldest living graduate in attendance. She graduated from Polk County High School in 1941.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hoyt Martin; parents, James Oliver “Boss” Lewis and Iola Clemmer Lewis; and brothers: Clifford, Claude, Boyd and Millard Lewis.
She is survived by her sister, Catherine Freeman of Benton; and several nieces and nephews: Shirley McDaniel and Bobby Lewis, both of Cleveland, Lena Mae Vaughn and Wilma Parrot, both of Charlotte, N.C., O.J. Lewis, David Sandy Lewis and Martha Casson, all of Benton, James Freeman and Robert Lewis, both of California, Ruth Wood of Ooltewah and David Lewis of Texas.
The funeral will be at held 4 p.m. today, July 14, 2013, in the chapel of Higgins Funeral Home in Benton with the Rev. David Qualls officiating.
Interment will follow in Benton Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home prior to the service.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Martin family guest book at www.higginsfuneral.com.