January 31, 2018
77 year old Ruby Dean Ervin passed away January 12 at her son’s residence in Ardmore. A memorial service will be at the Indian Mound The Baptist Church on Indian Mound Road on Sunday, February 4 at 2:30 p.m. Jack Patterson will officiate..Ruby was a member of the Baptist Tabernacle and worked as a garment factory employee for 30 years. She was a loving and caring mother, grandmother, sister and aunt who will be sadly missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilson Cripps and Erma Cripps Dickens; brothers, Monroe Dickens and Ronnie Cripps; sister, Kay Cripps; and grandparents, Monroe and Willie Christian and Allen and Annie Cripps.
She is survived by two sons, Jason Ervin of Sparta and Michael (Iris) Ervin of Ardmore; daughter, Cookie Johnson of Sparta; sisters, Judy (Jack) Patterson of Smithville, Leigh Woodall of Smyrna; brother, Wilson Cripps, Jr. of Brush Creek; grandchildren, Tiffany (Robert) Patrick of Smithville, Travis Melton of Smithville, Breanna Ervin of Sparta, Jason James (Dakota) Ervin of Sparta, Alex and Bella Ervin of Ardmore; great-grandchildren, Topanga and Keirra Patrick, Mason and Wyatt Edwards, James Paul Ervin and baby to be born to the Melton family; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Ardmore Funeral Home was in charge of the cremation.