- 87 years old
- Date of birth: Nov 3, 1927
- Date of passing: Jul 17, 2015
|Let the memory of Rubylee be with us forever|
Rubylee Evans Farmer, of Oxford, died peacefully in her sleep in the early morning of July 17, 2015. Cherished daughter of Macy and Allie Oakley Evans of James Royster Rd., she was 1 of 8 children. She is survived by her siblings, Virginia Mae Evans of Poquoson, VA, Allie Jean Evans Ide, of Grassy Creek, VA, James Earl Evans, of Chewelah, WA, and many loving nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends. Rubylee moved to Newport News, VA to work as a bookkeeper, where she met Everette B. Farmer, her treasured husband of 40 years.
Bedrock of her family, Rubylee was a kind and generous caretaker of all living creatures, human and animal. She is remembered for her warm heart, grace, eloquence, infectious laugh, and joyful spirit. Rubylee never met a person who was not a friend. She was a contributor to the Oxford Ledger, a gifted portrait and landscape artist, and an avid historian. An exceptional musician, she played the piano and dulcimer and sang in the church choir. Rubylee was a devoted member of the Geneva Presbyterian Church, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Daughters of the Confederacy.
Celebration of life visitation will be held from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on July 20, 2015, at Geneva Presbyterian Church.
Celebration of life services will be held at 11:00 AM on July 20, 2015, at Geneva Presbyterian Church, officiated by her devoted friend Rev. Jason Leonard, Pastor of Geneva, Hebron, and Oakhill Presbyterian Churches, followed by the burial at South Granville Memorial Gardens. Music was provided by pianist and singer Ruby Royster, whose mother was a friend of Rubylee, and singer Melanie Williams. Donations in Rubylee’s name may be sent to Geneva Presbyterian Church, c/o Eddie Shaw, Treasurer, 1612 Lewis Jones Rd., Oxford NC 27565 or to the Granville County Animal Shelter at 5650 Cornwall Rd., P.O.B. 906, Oxford, NC 27565. She will smile at you from heaven.
"Jim and I are sorry we couldn't make the trip for the service this morning. We are so glad we visited last year and able to see Sister, Allie Jean, JP and Tammy.
Tammy, the picture you shared is wonderful and I'm sure it has an eventful story to go with it.
Ruby was such a caring person, who seemed to never say no. When Jim and I were relocating from Charleston, SC to Marshall, NC, Ruby and Everett generously agreed to take care of our dogs for a short time. It ended up being 6 weeks, and we were very grateful for the help and for sharing her home with us on the weekends.
She did many kind things for all those around, and will be missed."
"Fly high. Rest in peace with Everette, sweet Rubylee....we miss your smiling face & sweet disposition."
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