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Ruby Bates

     Ruby Lou Bates, 87, formerly of Amanda, passed away August 9, 2019 at Select Specialty Hospital in Newark. She was born November 6, 1931 in Baxley, Georgia to the late Millard and Lola (Herrington) Faulk. Ruby was a long time member of Faith Memorial Church and enjoyed singing in the sanctuary choir. She was the owner of the Village Beauty Salon in Amanda for over 40 years, as well as the past president of Parents Without Partners.
     Ruby is survived by three children, Hazel Patricia Estell, Roger Bates, and Keith (Wendy Fox) Bates;  grandchildren, Angela (Nate) Oatney who frequently spent time with her, Justin Reeves, and Jerrod Estell; great grandchild, Luke Oatney; and many friends at Primrose Retirement Community. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Buddy Raymond Bates; and brother, Norman Faulk.
     A grave side service will be at held 11:00 am on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at Amanda Twp. Cemetery with Rev. Melvin Truex officiating. The family request memorial contributions to either Faith Memorial Church, 2610 W. Fair Ave., Lancaster., OH 43130 or Maywood Mission, 1029 S. Broad St., Lancaster, OH 43130 in Ruby’s memory.

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We were so sorry to hear of Rubys passing. She and our mother, Doris Rarick, were both at Primrose. We so enjoyed sitting out in the sunshine and visiting with Ruby. She was truly a bit of sunshine to everyone she met. She will certainly be missed.
With deepest sympathy, Linda and Diana

Linda Young Aug 18 2019 12:00 AM

Patty, Roger and Keith,
So sorry to hear of Ruby's passing. My Mom loved having her hair cut, styled and permed at Ruby's Beauty Salon. She was such a special lady and friend to my Mom. I remember sitting in one of the hair dryer chairs listening to Ruby and Mom discussing the daily events. She was always so sweet to me. Hold your sweet memories close. She was a Gem.

Diane Graves Aug 12 2019 12:00 AM

Keith and Roger,
I am very sorry to hear that your mother passed. Please accept my condolences.

Lori "Noll" Foley Aug 10 2019 12:00 AM