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Ruby Helderman Yancey

SoVaNow.com / March 26, 2013
Ruby Helderman Yancey, 93, widow of Marshall Anderson Yancey, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at Somerset Assisted Living in South Boston. She was born in Monroe, N.C. on Jan. 19, 1920 to Alby Lee and Mamie Wise Helderman.

A graduate of National Business College in Norfolk, Ruby was retired from the Clarksville branch of the United States Postal Service. She was a member of Clarksville Baptist Church.

She is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Betsy Y. Ford of Ebony and Donna Y. and Ben DeVane of Peachtree Ga. Ruby is also survived by her seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Bobby Ford.

Graveside services were held Saturday, March 23 in Oakhurst Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Friday and Saturday at Ruby’s home in Clarksville.

Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at http://www.wclfh.com.

Please consider memorial contributions in Ruby’s name to the Clarksville Enrichment Complex, 1567-A Noblin Farm Road, Clarksville, Va 23927 or a charity of your choice.

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