Ruby Leola Poteet Williams, 86, passed away peacefully in a Chattanooga hospital, Thursday, March 20, 2014.
She was a virtuous woman; indeed her “price was far above rubies,” and she was a very gentle soul.
She was active for many years at East Side Church of Christ. Even in her later years, she found ways to be of service to many. She was a graduate of Bradley Central High School. She worked in insurance most of her life for various agents.
She canned her own homegrown vegetables and gave away the abundance of her garden to many of those who knew her. She was a hard-working wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She will be missed greatly.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Lester H. Williams; parents, McKelva Ann Poteet and Thomas Luther Poteet; and brothers: Frank and Bill Poteet.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Judy Nipper and Bob of Charleston; granddaughters and husbands: Candace Hammond and Adam of Armuchee, Ga., and Nicole Cornett and Steve of Woodstock, Ga.; great-grandchildren: Rebekah, Josiah, Levi and Caleb Hammond, all of Armuchee, Hailey, Abigail, and Braydon Cornett of Woodstock; and special nieces: Mary Ella Younes, Frances Patterson, Ruth Ann Freeman, Rebecca Daughtery and husband, Patrick, of Florence, Ala.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 22, 2014, at the East Side Church of Christ with Minister Jeff Archey and Minister Bill Maynard officiating.
Interment will follow Sunset Memorial Gardens with Levi Hammond, Josiah Hammond, Adam Hammond, Steve Cornett, Darrell Thomas and Michael Thomas serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Caleb Hammond and Braydon Cornett. A white dove release ceremony will conclude the service.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home.
The family will also receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church prior to the service.
The family suggests that memorials be made to East Side Church of Christ Building Fund, P.O. Box 1434, Cleveland, TN 37364-1434.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Williams family guestbook at www.ralphbuckner.com.