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Ruby M. Barton

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Date published: 7/1/2014

Ruby M. Barton

Ruby Morgan Barton, 83, formerly of Luray, passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2014, in Stafford County.

Ruby was born in Bessemer City, N.C., the youngest of eight children. She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings; one son, James Barton; son-in-law Michael Demory; and her husband, Clarence Juan Barton.

Survivors include her daughters, Jackie Demory and Johanna Eckley and her husband, Todd Eckley; and grandchildren Jason Demory, Jimmy Barton, Sean Demory and Sarah Eckley.

Ruby was married for 63 years to Clarence "Cal" Barton. Ruby was an entrepreneur, having owned retail businesses throughout her working years, while also balancing family life. Ruby was a member of the Eastern Star, Lioness Club and Red Hat Society. She cherished her children and grandchildren and loved talking about them. She instilled in them wonderful values and the true sense of family.

She always had a smile and a hug for people, was loved by many and will be missed by all who knew her.

A service will be held in Ruby's hometown at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in memory of Ruby Barton may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, alz.org.

Condolences may be sent to mullinsthompsonstafford .com.