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Ruby Howard

April 1, 1933 — March 14, 2021

Inman, SC
Ruby Phillips Howard

Ruby Catherine Phillips Howard, 87, of Inman, passed away Sunday, March 14, 2021 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Ruby was born in Inman, S.C. on April 1, 1933, a daughter of the late Bessie (Richards) Phillips and Thomas R Phillips, and was the beloved wife of Olin Howard for 66 years.

She worked as a nurse in Dr. James E. Allgood's office for forty-one and a half years, and was a member of Holston Creek Baptist Church where she was active in many ministries.

Ruby is survived by three sons Bill Howard (Phyllis), Rick Howard (Karen), and Mark Howard (Darla). She is also survived by three grandchildren, Noelle Darnell (Brian), Kaylee Jouan (Steven), Kennedy Howard, three great grandchildren, Addison, Peyton and Raelyn Darnell. She was predeceased by a sister, Shirley Jarrett and a brother, Yates Phillips.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, March 19th at Holston Creek Baptist Church with Dr. Reggie Parker officiating. Visitation will follow the service in the family life center.

Private Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Inman, SC.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Holston Creek Baptist Church 311 Holston Creek Road, Inman, SC 29349.

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Friday, March 19, 2021

Starts at 2:00 pm

Holston Creek Baptist Church

311 Holston Creek Rd, Inman, SC 29349

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