Ruby Russell Hannah
A Generous and Loving Lady
Clyde- Ruby Lee Russell Hannah, age 90, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at Maggie Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation in Maggie Valley.
Ruby was a woman of faith who loved her family and friends, both new and old, with a deep and abiding love. Her green thumb was the envy of all, and she got great pleasure in gifting a cutting or potted plant to everyone who came by for a visit. She always had a pot of coffee made and insisted on feeding everyone who came through her door. Her generous heart ensured a ready willingness to help supply any need that arose in her community and church family. Mom enjoyed watching and feeding her feathery friends, and loved crafting - and in her later years, she especially enjoyed coloring.
Mom was the best wife ever to her husband of forty-nine years. Our daddy, Paul, passed in 1996, at the young age of seventy, but mom carried on like the trooper she was, for the next twenty-four years. Her great love for her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren was obvious to anyone.
It’s impossible to encapsulate such a big life, in such a small space. She is loved to the moon and back and will be missed for the remainder of our lives. It is so precious to envision her with our daddy - and surrounded by her larger family in heaven.
Ruby is predeceased by our daddy, Paul Hannah; her son-in-law, Russell Lowe; her grandson, Jared Adam Best; her sisters, Margaret, Lois, Janey, Lucy, Gail, and May; her brothers, Earl, Tommy, Jimmy, Forest, and Eugene; and her dearest friends, Irene Smathers and Emily Lockrey.
Surviving are her children, Gracie Lowe, Teresa Brown (Calvin), Keith Hannah, Kenneth Hannah (Debbie), and Patti Best (Hugh); her grandchildren, Lisa, Leona, Angie, Alan, Sherry, Amy, KaTina, Kara, Paul, Nathan, Lauren, Aaron, and Chelsea; her great-grandchildren, Matthew, Jennings, Bethany, Charlie, Molly, Katie, Christian, Noah, Connor, Stephen, Colton, Nicole, Jordan, Bethany, Jacob, Sam, Charlie, Michael, Landon, Leora, Dominick, Gracie, Zachary, Wilhelm, Hannah, Aidan, and Mikayla; her great-great-grandchildren, Jayden, Noah, Mikayla, Kimberly, Greyson, Finn, Isabel, Collyns, and Jackson; her sister, Dorothy Justice; and multiple nieces and nephews.
The funeral service honoring the life of Mrs. Hannah will be held at 4:00 pm Sunday, July 5, 2020 in the chapel of Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Crawford / Ray Memorial Gardens in Clyde.
Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for Ruby and her family.