BERNIE -- Ruby N. Hammond, 94, died July 11, 2005, at Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center in Dexter.
Born Oct. 20, 1910, in Idalia, daughter of the late Joseph and Molly Corbin Bess, she had lived in Bernie since 1965 and was a former resident of Dexter for 26 years. She was a member of the Beach Grove General Baptist Church near Bloomfield.
On Oct. 26, 1930, she married Clarence C. "Bill" Hammond, who preceded her in death on June 24, 1978.
One brother, Rufus Bess; and one sister, Rue Walls, also preceded her in death.
Survivors include: one son, Billy Hammond of Bernie; two daughters, Geraldine Sollars of Dexter and Margie Lee Brown of Waverly, Tenn.; and nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 1 p.m. today until time for services at 3 p.m. at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter. The Rev. Ivan Mekan of Bernie will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Hagy Cemetery at Dexter.