The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


May 17, 2007

Obituaries 5/18

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Ruby Mae Bagsby

The funeral for Ruby Mae Bagsby, 79, of Elkmont will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at McConnell Memorial Chapel with Brother Charles Marable officiating. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.

Mrs. Bagsby died Thursday, May 17, 2007, at her residence. She was born July 13, 1927 in Limestone County to Walter Haggermaker and Fannie Mae Moyers Haggermaker.

She was a homemaker and worked for St. Luke’s Hospital in Toledo, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Acie Haggermaker and Casey Haggermaker; and one sister, Myrtle Bartlett.

She is survived by her husband, Sam Bagsby of Elkmont; two daughters, Shelia Saunden of Elkmont and Carolyn Alves of Huntsville; one brother, Edgar Haggermaker of Athens; three sisters, Velma Street and Evalee Jones, both of Columbia, Tenn., and Mageline Webster of Huntsville; five grandchildren, Mark Nelson of Merritt Island, Fla., Regina Stanley of Athens, Leah Nelson of Elkmont, James Bagsby of Huntsville and Derek Saunden of Howell, Mich.; eight great-grandchildren, Christopher Veers of Cocoa Beach, Fla., Brianna Baker, Brender Baker, Grayson Baker, Caden Gray and Christina Nelson, all of Athens, Samantha Griffin of Elkmont and Makaya Saunden of Howell, Mich.

Pallbearers will be Richard Saunden, Mike Alves, James Bagsby, Harold Haggermaker, Bill Webster, David Webster, Joey Brumlow and Jansen Harris.

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