Mrs. Ruby was born May 3, 1928, in Henderson, Ky. She was the daughter of the late Manley B. and Hallie Goodwin Robards. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Nicholas Mudick; sister, Dorothy Williams; and brother, Jimmy Robards.
Mrs. Ruby had been a resident of Camden County since 1954. She was employed with Gilman Hospital prior to the hospital opening in 1960, retiring 38 years later, and was still working in the same capacity in the business office when she started work in 1959.
On Friday, May 8, 1998, the mayor issued a proclamation, naming that day “Mrs. Ruby Mudick Day”. She was honored with a surprise luncheon on the lawn at Camden Medical Center in St. Marys, with so many friends and family coming from far and near. She was a very special and loving woman who will be remembered and loved forever.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 6, from the graveside at Oak Grove Cemetery in St. Marys, with Pastor Steve Kegley officiating.
The family received friends and family from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys.
Survivors include her four daughters, Marie Ulmer (Roy) of St. Marys, Karen Tyre (Joe) of Kingsland, Becki Hammett (Jimmy) of Colesburg and Kim Bruce (David) of White Oak; six grandchildren, Amy Richardson (Chris), James Ulmer (Sara), Heather Metty (Matt), Jessica Huckaby (Paul), Tara Tyre (James) and Hallie Bruce (Lance); and 15 great-grandchildren.
The family requests memorial contributions in memory of Mrs. Ruby be made to Heartland Hospice, 664 Scranton Road, Brunswick, GA 31520.
Allison Memorial Chapel of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.