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Ruby Ellis

Jan 26 1919 - Apr 12 2005

Ruby Ellis, age 86, of McKinney, Texas passed away on April 12, 2005 in McKinney. She was born on January 26, 1919 in Oklahoma to Chester Arthur and Maud May (Reeves) Benton. She married Willie Forest (Archie) Ellis on March 1, 1952 in McKinney. Ruby was an assembler for the Penny Saver and the McKinney Courier Gazette. She was member of the King Memorial Baptist Church. She is survived by her son, Billy Ellis and wife, Kim of McKinney, Texas, daughter, Mary Samuels and husband, Rex of Melissa, Texas; step son, James Ellis and wife, Muriel of Las Vegas, Nevada; grandchildren, Trish Samuel and Michael Ellis and B.J., Stephen, and Melissa Ellis all of McKinney; great grandchildren, Lindsy Duncan and Tyler Pitt; brother, Vernon Benton of Grand Prairie, Texas; sister, Pearl Schroeder of Waco, Texas; and numerous nieces, nephews and other loving relatives. Mrs. Ellis was preceded in death by her husband, Archie; parents; infant daughter, Patricia Latheal Ellis; brother, John Benton; and sisters, Mary Benton and Jewel White. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM, Friday, April 15, 2005 in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 7:00 to 9:00 PM, Thursday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.
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