MATTHEWS - Ruby Loutene Brothers, 72, died at 3:45 p.m. Oct. 20, 2002, at the Bertrand Nursing Facility.
Born July 22, 1930, in Vernon, Ala., daughter of the late William S. and Lunie G. Woods White, she was of the Pentecostal belief.
On Nov. 11, 1961, in Charleston, she married Cletus R. Brothers who preceded her in death on March 17, 1995.
Survivors include: three sons, James D. Terry and Joseph R. Brothers of Canalou and David J. Terry of Matthews; three daughters, Debra J. Phillips and Monica L. Tidwell of Sikeston and Gwen Hickman of New Madrid; one brother, Danny White of Blytheville, Ark.; six sisters, Peggy J. Bickford of Diehlstadt, Carolyn Sue Sanderson of Osceola, Ark., Audrey Stegall of Pontotoc, Miss., Faye Armstrong and Adell Sanders of Colona, Ill., and Helen Davis of Arnold; and 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
One brother, two sisters and two grandchildren also preceded her in death.
Services were conducted at 10 a.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston. The Rev. Bob Herring, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Bertrand, officiated.
Burial followed in the Potter Cemetery at Lepanto, Ark.
Pallbearers were: Tim Newton, Johnny Sauceda, Willie Brewer, George McWhirter, Arnold McWhirter and Tony Chism.
Honorary pallbearers were: James Terry Jr., David Terry Jr., Mike McWhirter, Jimmy Fowler Jr. and Dalton Gean.