Ruby Leigh Tyner

    Birth Date: 01/27/1927
    Deceased Date: 01/02/2017

    Selma – Ruby Creech Tyner, age 89, went to be with the Lord on January 2, 2017 at the SECU Hospice House surrounded by her loving family. Born January 27, 1927 she was the daughter of the late Melvin Duke and Sarah Annie Creech. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Luby Tyner, Sr.; brother, Melvin “Buddy” Creech, Jr.; and sons-in-law, Rev. Ernie Price and Rev. Richard McKeel. Ruby was a member of Branch Chapel Free Will Baptist Church in Selma. She was a loving mother and Mema. Ruby always had a beautiful smile, kind word to say and always told you she loved you. She was more concerned about others than herself. Ruby will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
    Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 5, 2017 in the chapel of Parrish Funeral Home with Rev. Rickey Evans and Rev. Dennis Pollock officiating. A private family burial will be conducted in Selma Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Thursday just prior to the service.

    Surviving are her daughters, Nova Ann McKeel and Peggy Price; son, Luby Tyner, Jr. and wife Renae, all of Selma; grandchildren, Rev. Jeff McKeel and wife Karen, Nikki Godwin and husband Jason, Mandy Brown and husband Thomas, Matthew McKeel, and Lindsay Ittenbach and husband Jerrod; great grandchildren, Tyler, Meagan, Justin, Madalyn, Silas, Kaydia, Maddison, Colton, and Connor; sister-in-law, Virginia Creech; and several nieces and nephews.

    In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to Branch Chapel FWB Church, c/o Family Life Center, P.O. Box 100, Selma, NC 27576, or, SECU Hospice House, P.O. Box 1376, Smithfield, NC 27577.
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