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Ruby Phillips

Ruby Lavern Phillips

Monday, June 19th, 1939 - Wednesday, January 13th, 2021
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Ruby Lavern Phillips, of Ringling, departed this life on Wednesday January 13, 2021 at Mercy Hospital in Ardmore at the age of 81 years, 6 months and 25 days. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 A.M. Monday, January 18, 2021 at the Church of Jesus Christ Gospel Tabernacle in Ringling with Bro. Lafon Glenn and Bro. Billy Holder officiating. Interment will be at the Phillips Family Cemetery north of Ringling. Services are under the direction of Alexander Gray Funeral Home of Ringling.

Ruby was born to the late Mr. Mulbert and Mrs. Susie (Emerson) Apala on June 19, 1939 in Ringling. She had lived her entire life in this area.

Ruby attended school at Mountain Home until it consolidated with Ringling and then she attended High School at Ringling and graduated there. She and Mr. Emet Phillips were united in marriage on September 20, 1960 in Gainesville, TX. They made their home North of Ringling where they would raise they daughter and grandchildren. Ruby loved being out on the farm feeding cows and working beside Emet. She was a devoted homemaker and an excellent cook. She loved spending time with her family. Ruby was a long time member of the Church of Jesus Christ Gospel Tabernacle in Ringling.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Emet Phillips on June 18, 2015; brothers, June Apala, Tom Apala, Gilbert Apala and Pat Apala;sisters, Bonnie Griffith, Wanda Safford, Ruth Jackson, Vivian Gordon, and Billie Griffith.

Ruby is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Stoker and her husband Jimmy of Ringling; grandchildren, Phillip Wade and his wife Katie of Ringling, Lexi Moss and her husband Blake of Ringling, and Kaedon Wade of Ringling; great grandchildren, Baxton Wade, Blakelee Moss, Bexlee Moss, and one on the way, Zander Wade; Bonus great grandchildren, Aiyanna Stoker, Bentley Stoker, and Abby Stoker; sister, Shirley Lemons of Madill; many other bonus kids and grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Serving as Pallbearers will be Jason Bivings, Phillip Wade, Kaedon Wade, Sterling McGuire, Tony Apala, and Clint Blakmore.

Honorary Pallbearers are all her nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 4 - 6:00 P.M. Sunday, January 17, 2021 at Alexander Gray Funeral Home in Ringling.

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  • Visitation

    Sunday, January 17th, 2021 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Sunday, January 17th, 2021 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Alexander Gray Funeral Home Chapel - Ringling
    214 E. Main St.
    RINGLING, OK 73456
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  • Service

    Monday, January 18th, 2021 | 10:00am
    Monday, January 18th, 2021 10:00am
    Church of Jesus Christ Gospel Tabernacle


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Dean-Wanda Sue King

Posted at 11:33pm
I am Sue (Apala) King, my Dad (June Apala) was one of Ruby's brothers. I never called Ruby Aunt Ruby because we were so close to the same age. She was born in 1939 and I was born in 1942. I always loved it when Ruby would spend the night with us, she was so easy to get along with. This was when we were just little girls and she turned out to have such a love for God. In the last couple of years we would call each other and have such a nice time visiting. I know that Ruby had a great love of God and her family and friends. I pray that God will comfort those that are left behind, may God wrap his arms around all of you and give you peace.

Tanya Humphrey

Posted at 02:50pm
Jennifer, I pray that God will comfort you and all your family! My heart goes out to everyone that loved her. Ruby was a precious person who loved God with all her heart. I don’t think she realized what a positive influence she had on so many people. She was such a great example of how we should all be in this life. She was kind, loving, and so patient. I have many fond memories and it was such an honor to have known her! I will truly miss her! Love and prayers to you all.
~Tanya Humphrey

GW and Kayla (Tolliver) Richerson

Posted at 11:27am
With loving memories of "Sis Ruby". You and your family are in our prayers.
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