Ruby Grace Collins Martin, age 91, went to be with her Lord Jesus on Sunday, May 29, 2011, at Unicoi County Long Term Care Facility in Erwin, TN, where she was lovingly cared for by a tremendous staff.
Mrs. Martin was born February 12, 1920, in Elizabethton, TN, the daughter of the late Ollie Gilson Collins and Dessie Nave Collins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles B. Martin Jr.; and 5 brothers; and 4 sisters.
Ruby is survived by her sister, Wilma Jean Elliott (Elizabethton, TN).
She is also survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Adams and husband, Robert, (Dacula, GA); her son, Tony J. Martin and wife, Julia (Johnson City, TN); three granddaughters, Tonya Whitman, Jan Nagel and Tassy Von Kracke; and four grandsons, Travis Martin, Scott Adams, Brad Adams and Todd Adams; and 9 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Ruby Martin retired from J.C. Penney Company after working 28 years in May 1989, a job she dearly loved. Ruby was an active member of Unaka Avenue Baptist Church for many years.
A Celebration of Life Service for Ruby Grace Collins Martin will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Friday, June 3, 2011, at Tetrick Funeral and Cremation Services.
A Committal and Interment service will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park Cemetery, Elizabethton. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends.
The family will greet friends Friday in the funeral home chapel from 1:00 PM till the service hour.
Memories and condolences may be shared at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com or faxed to 423-610-7177.
Arrangements for the Martin family are in the special care of Tetrick Funeral & Cremation Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City, TN 37604. 423-610-7171