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Ruby Lee Henson Dobson

Ruby Lee Henson Dobson, 98, of Dunlap went to be with her Lord on July 11, 2013, joining her family members.

She lived a long fulfilling life. Born December 15, 1914, she was one of nine children of James A. Henson and wife, Lula Smith Henson. She lived her entire life in Dunlap and loved the Sequatchie Valley. After graduating from high school, she married Ed Dobson. They were married for only a few years when Ed was tragically killed during World War II. She never had any children of her own, but had plenty of nieces and nephews to keep her busy. She worked for Willwear Hosiery Mill, retiring after many years of service. However, retirement did not slow her down. She was always working around the house, either inside or outside in the yard and garden. Passersby on East Valley Road could always expect to see her outside in her long-sleeved flannel shirt and wide-brimmed straw hat. She loved animals, as was evidenced by her miniature Chihuahua, Tiny. She was well-known in the community and was loved by everyone she met. She was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; sisters, Una Gerrard, Leola Ewton, Alma Henson and Wilma Bramble; brother, Riley Henson; and several nieces and nephews.

Survivors include her sister, Louise Armstrong of Dunlap; four nieces and three nephews; 20 great-nieces and  nephews; and over 40 great-great-nieces and nephews. She will be missed by all of them.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 13 in the funeral home chapel with Pastor David Bramble officiating. Burial was in Hixson Cemetery.

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Ewton Funeral Home of Dunlap was in charge of arrangements.

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