Ruby Drew James

Published 5:45 pm Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Ruby Drew James, 87, of Atmore, passed away Monday Oct. 7, 2013, in Atmore.

She was a homemaker, born in Atmore on May 17, 1926 to the late Dewitt and Alvenia Green Drew.

She was a member of the Pine Level Primitive Baptist Church of Atmore.

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She was married to Harold James for 40 wonderful years, and who precedes her in death. She is also is preceded in death by four brothers, Charles Drew, Carl Drew, Gene Drew and Julian Drew; and two sisters, Gladys Criswell Solomon and Liz Weaver.

Survivors are three daughters, Sandra (Gary) Hare of Atmore, Joan (Gerald) Malone of Bay Minette and Cathy (Steve) McKinley of Atmore; two sisters, Georgia Brooks of Atmore and Ann (Wayne) Sanders of Lawrenceville, Ga; five grandchildren, Connie (Chris) Wilson, Jeff (Emily) Malone, Lisa (Brian) Wheatley, Jan (Adam) Smith and Vicki (Seth) Dettling; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, from Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, with the Rev. Mike Grindle officiating. Music will be rendered by grandson, Hunter Dettling, and cousin, Blake Presley. Interment will follow in Pine Level Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. today, Oct. 9, 2013, at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers are Jeff Malone, Adam Smith, Dustin Wilson, Chuck Brooks, Will Malone and Chris Wilson. Honorary pallbearers are her caretakers, Stacy Stokes, Linda Peacock, Sharon Webb and Toni Boutwell.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc., is entrusted with all arrangements