Ruby Daniel

Published 12:41 pm Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Daniel, 92, were Saturday, March 31, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Saulters Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Oak Grove Cemetery.

Ruby Stephens Daniel was born April 25, 1925, in Melba. She passed away on March 27, 2018. Her parents were John Oliver Stephens and Pent Robbins Stephens. She was the middle child of eleven brothers and sisters. A graduate of Jones County Junior College and the University of Southern Mississippi, Ruby was a teacher for over twenty-five years, touching the lives of children at Silver Creek Elementary, Prentiss Elementary and Prentiss Christian School.

The Order of the Eastern Star was a very important part of her life. She served in various local chapter and state offices. She was elected Worthy Grand Matron for the State of Mississippi for 1981-1982. She was currently a member of the Brookhaven chapter and continued to participate in chapter activities as much as possible.

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She was a long-time member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.  During her years there she served on a variety of committees, led the music, and was a past Sunday school teacher.

She had recently moved to Covington Ridge Retirement Home in Collins where she enjoyed making new friends and participating in the many activities. She especially enjoyed gathering around the piano and singing with the other residents.

Ruby is survived by her children: Lynne Daniel Maskew (Bobby), Bonnie Daniel, James Daniel (Ann), and Susan Daniel Reid; her grandchildren: Baxter Lee (Christina); Cynthia Loper; Cheryl Moats; Lucy Daughdrill; Holly Spivey (Scott); Phillip Daniel; Stephens Daniel (Shelly); Mathew Reid (Jenny); Julie McRaney (Jake); and Andrew Reid; her great-grandchildren: Chase Freeman, Casey Lee, Danny Lee, Justin Mishlan, Joseph Mishlan, Miles Harper, Lisa Loper,  Melissa Moats, Austin Moats, Lexi Miller, Riley Spivey, William Spivey, Harrison Daniel; Kameron Weeks; Mills Daniel, Molly Daniel, Caroline Daniel, Parker Reid, and Harper McRaney. She is also survived by her sister, Gay Bennett (Howard) and brothers Ray Stephens (Linda), Paul Stephens, and Troy Stephens (Ouida); as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 53 years James W. Daniel and husband of 15 years Floyd E Broome; granddaughter Lisa Lee, son-in-law Craig Reid; sisters Cara Jones, Thora Birnley, Sue Taylor, Dotty Ladner,  Joy Howell and brother Everett Stephens.

Pallbearers were Baxter Harold Lee, James Phillip Daniel, Stephens Paul Daniel, Matthew Craig Reid, Andrew William Reid, Scott Franklin Spivey, and Ronald Jacob McRaney.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Gideons International.