Ruby Newsome

Ruby O'dell Newsome

Sunday, March 17th, 2019
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Ruby O’dell Newsome, 89, of Salem, passed into Heaven on Sunday, March 17, 2019.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther and Effie Elkins O’dell; her husband, Charles Newsome; a sister, Alma Byrd, and her stepson, Ron Newsome. Family left to cherish her memory include her brother-in-law, Garnett Byrd of Pulaski; and her cousins, Ruth Fielder of Troutville, Darlene Staples, Kathleen Smith and Carol Metz, all of Hiwassee.
Ruby’s gentle, kind and grateful spirit made her beloved by all who knew her, including her special friend, Kathy Lewis, and her many caretakers for whom she was so thankful at Salem Terrace Harrogate Healthcare Center; and her extraordinary, devoted Power of Attorney, Billy J. Seabolt, Esq.
Ruby was a dedicated Secretary/Administrative Assistant at Richfield Retirement Center in Salem for many years, and later felt privileged to serve as a bookkeeper for the local United Methodist District Office for years before retiring. She also served several years as a diligent Meals-on-Wheels Volunteer after her retirement. She was a long-time, faithful member of the Central United Methodist Church in Salem.
A memorial service will be held at 11AM, Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Central United Methodist Church 428 South College Avenue, Salem, VA 24153. Rev. Bryan Buckles will officiate. A fellowship luncheon will be provided afterward in the church fellowship hall. Interment at Sherwood Memorial Park will be private. An online guest book is available for family and friends by visiting
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  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 11:00am
    Central United Methodist Church
    428 South College Avenue
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Bryan Buckles
  • Interment

    Sherwood Memorial Park
    1250 East Main Street
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Reception

    Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 12:00pm
    Central United Methodist Church
    428 South College Avenue
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Reception to follow service in church fellowship hall


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James Bearden lll

Posted at 07:55am
I am so sorry for your loss. The sting of death creates sadness and pain that none of us should ever have to endure. I wanted to leave a positive thought from the Bible about the future at Revelation 21:4 it says, " And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." The scriptures promise a time when we will never see pain, sickness or death ever again and at John 5:28,29 we learn of a "resurrection" for the future of our loved ones who have fallen asleep in death. I am again so sorry for your loss, but I hope these words bring you some comfort during this painful time.

Thomas Widgeon

Posted at 07:31am
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