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Ruby Melton Wilcox

Ruby Melton Wilcox, age 94, of Mena, died Monday, November 2, 2015 at the Rich Mountain Nursing and Rehab in Mena.  She was born on Friday, October 28, 1921, to Clump and Letha Campbell in Arkansas.

Ruby loved her family and loved spending time with her son and grandchildren.  She was a LPN for over 30 years and worked at the old Mena Hospital.  She was a very kind and passionate person and never met a stranger.  She was married to a Baptist preacher for many years and served the Lord every day.  Ruby enjoyed gardening, crocheting, fishing and cooking; everyone enjoyed her cornbread and fried eggs.  Ruby was a loving mother, grandmother, aunt and friend and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her parents; several brothers and sisters.

Ruby is survived by her son, Donald Fried; her granddaughter Julie Lewis of Mena; two great grandchildren, Alban of Fort Smith and Cory of Mena; six great-great grandchildren, Searria, Courtney, Sequoia, and Harold all of Mena, Summer and Heavenly of Fort Smith; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Graveside service will be Friday, November 6, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Big Fork.  There will be no visitation. Arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena.

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