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Ruby Roach

April 20, 1931 ~ January 20, 2021 (age 89)

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Ruby Nancy Ann Roach, age 89, of Knoxville, Tennessee went to be with Lord on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at her home surrounded by family and loved ones. She loved family gatherings and spending time planting flowers. She was a nurse and retired from Hillcrest North after 30 years of service. Ruby was loved so very much and will be greatly missed.

She is preceded in death by husbands, Richard W. Ferguson and Hayward E. Roach; son, Willaim Bill Ferguson, parents, Rubin and Stella Tidmore; brothers, Carl Tidmore and John Tidmore; sisters, Christina Jeneva and Rose Ella Tidmore and son-in-law, Myron E. Roach. Ruby is survived by son, Bobby Ferguson (Diane); daughters Rebecca Roach (Shot Stansberry) and Patricia Smith Wyrick; grandchildren, Garrett Henderson (Tim Theriot), Christi Henderson (Denise Stansberry), Shannon Brown (Curtis Clanton), Pamela Smith Hughes (David), Brian Smith and Rodney Ferguson; great grandchildren, Blake Hughs, Johnathan Brown and Emily Smith and sister-in-law and lifelong friend, Wilma Hicks.

A special thank you is extended to her grandchildren, Christi, Garrett and Pamela and daughters, Patricia and Rebecca for all the love and care you showed her during her time of need.

The family will gather at Greenwood Cemetery (Tazewell Pike) later in spring to bury Ruby’s ashes next to her husband and son.

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