Ruby Harper Gavin
Funeral Date: 1/28/2008

Ruby Harper Gavin age 94 of Pansy, Ark. died Saturday, January 26, at Warren Ark. She was born July 18, 1913 in Pansy, Ark a daughter of the late Govan Harper and Irene Vinson Harper. She was a housewife, homemaker and life long resident of Pansy, being the oldest member of Prosperity United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her spouse, Jep Gavin, whom she married December 2, 1933 and he died June 7, 1997. Also preceding she is a son, Daniel Gavin, Brothers, Oscar Harper, Cleet Harper, and Harvey Harper. Sisters, Elmer Owens, Era Hoover, Vera Pennington and infant sister Robbie Harper. Surviving her is a daughter, Carolyn Clark, Pansy, Ark. 3 sons. Jerry Gavin, and Vic Gavin both of Pansy, Ark. Steve Gavin, Pine Bluff, Ark. A sister, Ophie Ryburn, Pine Bluff, Ark. A granddaughter, Michelle Gavin Gilliam, and great-grandchildren, Lily Clark, Sydney, Maggie and Daniel Jay Gavin. The grandsons and great-grandsons were active pallbearers, Allen Clark, Tim Clark, Mack Gavin, Jason Gavin, Justin Gavin, Zack Clark, Alex Clark and Stephen Gilliam. Honorary pallbearers were Joe Ralph Thompson, Billy Gene Stewart, Jim Brown, John Ed Ashcraft, Ronnie Jo Thompson and James Pennington. Funeral services were 1:30pm Monday, January 28th at Prosperity United Methodist Church with Rev. Rusty Jones and Rev. Beth Perdue officiating. Betty Jo Thompson was organist and pianist was Eloise Tooke. Active pallbearers were grandsons Allen Clark, Tim Clark, Mack Gavin, Jason Gavin, Justin Gavin, Stephen Gilliam, Zack Clark and Alex Clark. Honorary pallbearers were Joe Ralph Thompson, Billy Gene Stewart, Jim Brown, John Ed Ashcraft, Ronnie Joe Thompson and James Pennington. Burial was in Pansy Cemetery by Frazerís Funeral Home. Memorials preferred the Pansy Cemetery Association. Online guestbook at



Name: Arnis & Patsy Glover
Message: Carolyn & Family, we are so sorry for your loss. She was a very good person and we know all of you loved her dearly and did everything you could for her. Your church and community has lost a pillar of strength and will miss her greatly. But God will take care.

Name: James and Gala McClain
Message: Dear Family, We are so sorry to hear about Ms. Ruby. We are praying for you all.

Name: Brenda Tooke Reynolds
Message: What a privilege to have known this precious lady! When I think of her, I think of love. She was so special to me. May the peace of God surround you.

Name: Linda Bird
Message: Miss Ruby, I have thought of you throughout the years. Working with you at Baim's many years ago gave me the only pleasure while there. Your wit, humor and pleasant smile and gentle hug were always so important for me. God must have needed someone to laugh with in the big break room of heaven. I will always love and cherish our time spent chatting in the break room. I will miss you and I will pray for your family. God Bless!

Name: Charles & JoAnn Glover
Message: Vic and family, so sorry to hear that your mother passed away,she has a home over there and is smiling down. what a wonderful place she has gone to. vic and brothers and sister,you was good to your mom, and god will bless you for it.

Name: Kay and David Shapiro
Message: So sorry to read in todays paper of Mrs. Rubys passing. She was a sweet person and we were glad to have known her. Please accept our condolence and I hope your many memories will comfort you.


Name: Vonda Valentine Jarrell

Name: Jim & Judy Dooms
Message: Carolyn and Family, So sorry for your loss and may God be with you during this time.

Name: mary gavin
Message: carolyn, i am thinking of you and wanted to let you know i am so sorry for your loss........mary

Name: john & julie stephens
Message: carolyn & family.....we are so sorry for your are in our prayers.

Name: Kay and Bruce Brown
Message: Our prayers are with you all! God bless!

Name: billy and marilyn tooke
Message: vic and family, we loved mrs. ruby so much. She was always there for us with that big heart and wonderful smile

Name: Jimmy & Laura Dell Doss
Message: Caroyln,Jerry, Vic, and Steve, A lady that will surely be missed. She was so special, I only hope the family will forgive me for my absence, the family and Aunt Ruby are in my heart and prayers. I always reminded her when I grow up I want to keep my youth like she did. Sending our love, please stay in touch

Name: Chet & Krissy Morrison
Message: Mrs Ruby was a wonderful lady. She was a blessing to all that knew her. She will really be missed. Our prayers are with your family.

Name: Joe Shannon Thompson
Message: My prayers go out to the Family. Mrs. Ruby was a wonderful person and friend that brought so much joy to each person she touched.

Name: Greg & Cyndy Glover
Message: Mrs. Ryburn, we are so sorry to hear of the death of your sister. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

Name: Amy Womack (Stewart)
Message: I am so sorry to hear about Aunt Ruby.. She will truly be missed. We were so excited to get her Christmas card this year ! Our prayers will be with each one of you.

Name: Dorothy Emmick
Message: Loving memories. My deepest sympathies to the family.