Ruby Ione Allen Reid
Mrs. Ruby Ione Allen Reid of Cleveland passed away Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016. She was 87.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, in the chapel of Alexander Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ross Wheeler and the Rev. Mike Borchet officiating. Interment followed in Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Reid was born in White County on July 1,1928, to the late George Edwin Allen and Nellie Mae Sims Allen. She graduated Piedmont College with a bachelor's degree in education.
After graduation, Mrs. Reid began her career with the White County school system, where she would retire with 32 years of dedicated service. She had a special bond with her students, many of whom she stayed in contact with throughout the years.
Mrs. Reid was a longtime member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, where she was involved in the choir, teaching Sunday School, and serving on various committees over the years.
She leaves a legacy, which includes working hard, loving God and family, and being loyal to those whom she cherished. This was made clear as she penned her thoughts, "I don't have just a close friend, I have many close friends (for which I am very thankful). For what they have done for me I can never repay them. My friends are my life."
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Reid is preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, Albert Reid; sister, Inez Allen; daughter-in-law, Sheryl Reid; and brother, Lovic Allen.
Survivors include her sons, Walter Reid (Brinda) of Cleveland, and Wayne Reid of Barryville, Arkansas; brother, the Rev. Hoyt Allen (Martha) of Cleveland; sisters, Jessie Cannon of Cleveland, and Evelyn Jones (Ray) of Chestnut Mountain; grandchildren, BreAnna Wheeler (the Rev. Ross Wheeler), Benjamin Reid, Alan Reid and Zadee Reid; great-grandchildren, Adrienne (Addy) Wheeler, Kathryn Wheeler, Byron Wheeler, Kaiden Reid and Brylin Nelms.
To send a condolcence, please visit www.alexander-funeral.com.
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland was in charge of arrangements.
White County News - Cleveland, Georgia
February 25, 2016