Mrs. Ruby C. Beardmore, 85, of Sardis, MS, passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at her home.
Ruby was born on March 10, 1932 in Pope, MS to The Late Evelyn Foster Joiner and Lloyd Joiner. A retired educator, Mrs. Beardmore taught school for 30 years at Green Hill. She proudly served her country in the United States Air Force and was a dedicated mother who traveled the world with her family. She was an avid college basketball fan who was particularly partial to Ole Miss and the University of Florida. Mrs. Beardmore loved to travel and read. She was a founding member of the "Red 1 Rook Club," and was an active member of her community and of the American Legion. She served as volunteer for many years at the Sardis Public Library and was a member of Cold Springs United Methodist Church near Batesville.
Mrs. Beardmore leaves behind her loving family which includes her daughter, Judy Beardmore of Sardis; her son, Gary Lee Beardmore (Katerina) of Prague, Czech Republic; two sisters, Marie Mehan of Pope, MS and Shirley Alexander of Collierville, TN; two brothers, Bill Joiner of Batesville and James Joiner of Bossier City, LA; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Mary Jane Beardmore; her sister, Katie Vest; her brothers, Ernest Joiner and Greek Joiner; and her parents.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 16, 2018, at 2pm in Cold Springs United Methodist Church with Bro. Hal Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in Cold Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be held in the church on Friday from 1pm until service time at 2pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sardis Public Library, 101 McLaurin St., Sardis, MS 38666.
Ray-Nowell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.