Ruby McKinley Smith
Ruby McKinley Smith, 80, of Greensboro, died Thursday, March 26, 2009 at Saint Joseph’s East Georgia Hospital in Greensboro. She was born on May 27, 1928 in Greene County to the late Carlos Perks McKinley and Ruby Esther Phelps McKinley. She attended Penfield School and graduated from Greensboro High School in 1945. On October 11, 1946 she married Willie Glenn Smith, Sr., of Madison, after he returned home from serving his country. She then took a Florida College Business Course. For 40 years she managed Rutledge Sportswear, retiring in 1991. For a year she worked with the Greene County Board of Commissioners. She was a member of Beacon Heights Baptist Church of Madison and the VFW Auxiliary. In 1981 she was Morgan County’s Business Woman of The Year. She loved her rose garden, growing tomatoes and gardening.
Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Glenn Smith, Sr., and a son, Floyd Bruce Smith. She is survived by a daughter, Sandra S. Dominy and husband Dink of Greensboro; two sons, Steve Smith and wife Cindy of Madison and Willie Glenn Smith, Jr. of Buford; two sisters, Dorothy Stewart of White Plains and Betty Kelly of Monroe; 10 grandchildren, Matt and Leigh Ann Smith of Locust Grove, Mandy and Anthony Stancil of Buford, Shane Dominy of Greensboro, Stephanie and Sandy Martin, Billie Jo and Tim Arnold, Lance and Kerry Smith and Jed Smith all of Madison, and Lee Smith of Mitchell, Crystal and Alex Sides of Eatonton, Shelly and Bud Brown of Sandersville; 19 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 28 at 10:30 a.m. at McCommons Chapel with Rev. Tim Tabler officiating. Interment followed in Madison Memorial Cemetery in Madison. Serving as pallbearers were Matt Smith, Shane Dominy, Lance Smith, Jed Smith, Lee Smith, Sandy Martin, Alex Sides, Anthony Stancil and Tim Arnold. The family received friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday night at McCommons Funeral Home. The family requests that memorials be made to Wesley Chapel Church, 2830 Highway 15 South, Greensboro, GA 30642. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.
Published in the April 2, 2009 Edition