Ruby Vines Anderson (2018-12-10 14:25:59)

Mrs. Ruby Vines Anderson, age 91, of Hodges Gap Road, Boone, passed away Friday afternoon, December 7, 2018 at her home.

Born July 20, 1927 in Watauga County, she was a daughter of Roby and Edna Tester Vines. Ruby was married to the love of her life, Lewis Bynum Anderson for 59 years. Lewis passed away on Nov. 20, 2006. Mrs. Anderson was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. She was a retired employee of ASU.
    Mrs. Anderson is survived by her son, Lewis Hal Anderson and wife, Gail, of Boone; daughters, Jane Ann Hodges and husband Bobby, of Boone, and Kay Melton and husband, James, of Sugar Grove; grandchildren, Greg Anderson and wife, Melanie, of Charlottesville, Va., Michael Hodges of Monroe, Cheryl Dunn and husband, Bobby, of Ladysmith, Va., and Michelle Swann and husband, Julian, of Smyrna, Ga.; great-grandchildren, Callie and Cody Dunn, Gracie Hodges and Abigail and Amelia Anderson, and Judge and Emma Swann; step-grandchildren, Angie, Randy and Jennifer; sisters-in-law, Betty Vines of Burlington and Joyce Vines of Boone; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her grandson, Lewis Hal Anderson, Jr., great-grandson, Corey Dunn; brothers, James Vines and wife, Eula, Hal Vines, Brownie Vines and wife, Mary Nell, and Vance and John Vines.
    Funeral services for Ruby Anderson will be conducted Friday morning, December 14th, at 11 oclock at Oak Grove Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. Greg Anderson. Graveside services will follow at Mt. Lawn Memorial Park and Gardens.
    The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6 until 8 oclock at Austin & Barnes. At other times, the family will be at the Anderson home.
    In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the Lewis Hal Anderson, Jr. Scholarship Fund, in care of Hal Anderson, 347 Hodges Gap Rd., Boone, NC 28607, or to a charity of the donors choice.
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    Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Anderson family.