Ruby Frances Bounds will be remembered as Ruth Bounds by many.
Ruby Frances Bounds died at the Life Care Center of Orange Park, Florida on May 15, 2020. Ruby participated and enjoyed all of the activities provided by the center.
Ruby was born Jan. 29, 1924 in Allentown, Georgia in Bleckley County.
Ruby was very supportive and active in her husband, Harold’s many business ventures and served as his right-hand and keeper of the books. Ruby was a loving mother of three and raised her children in Newton, MS. After living in Newton for years, she and Harold moved to Meridian, and then Gautier. After Harold’s death, she moved first to Fairhope, AL, and then to Orange Park, FL to live out her life near her children.
Ruby and Harold did many exciting and dangerous things together during their long marriage. The one they were most proud of and the most dangerous was driving from Brownsville, TX to Panama via the Pan-American Highway in the 1970s during a time of upheaval in these areas. They enjoyed stretching the boundaries.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Harold Bounds; daughter, Joyce Elizabeth Ward; son, Harold Gene Bounds; parents, Dewitt C. Arnold and Minnie Lee Nobles Arnold; sisters, Lorene Chambers, Mattie Young and Myrtie Louise Douglas; brother, Herman Leroy Arnold; half-brother, Vance Arnold; and step-mother, Alma Arnold.
Survivors include her daughter, Ethel Frances Bounds Glaze; son-in-Law to her late daughter, Joybelle, Jack Ward Sr.; six grandchildren, Ginger (Glaze) Amador, Toni (Glaze) DeLancey, Jack Ward Jr., Angela (Ward) Doane, Jeannie (Bounds) Abell and Joannie (Bounds) Greene; and fifteen great-grandchildren, Justin, Juliana, Jay, Leah, Gina, Claire, Libby, Kendra, Darcy, Jake, Karsyn, Avery, Brody, Evan and Ruby.
Arrangements are under the care of Newton County Funeral Home (601)635-3200. Due to the pandemic, there will not be a public/family burial.
An online guestbook can be signed at www.newtoncountyfuneralhome.com