(LINEVILLE) Graveside services for Ruby Sellers Duke, 92, of Lineville were Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, at 2 p.m. at Lineville City Cemetery with Elvis North officiating.
Mrs. Duke died Saturday, Sept. 26, at Lineville Health & Rehab.
Born in Randolph County, she met and married James W. Duke. They moved to Lineville where James started Duke's Jewelry. Ruby worked at Higgins Slacks for a few years, then began helping James in his business. James became a minister, and Ruby was an essential part of the ministry, as well as in the day-to-day operations of Duke's Jewelry. Ruby loved to sew, read her Bible, cook great meals, and bake cornbread and sourdough bread. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
She is survived by her daughter, Pamela Ruppel (Jack) of Lineville; son, J. Richard Duke of Birmingham; foster son, Rodney Williams (Carol) of Birmingham; two grandchildren, Ryan Duke of Auburn and Jeremy Duke (Nikita) of Muscle Shoals; and four great-grandchildren, Aubrie Duke, Bentley Duke, Adleigh Duke and Zaralee Dawson. She was preceded in death by her parents, David Sellers and Martha E. Mize Sellers; husband of 67 years, Rev. James W. Duke; sister, Lily Baker; and three brothers, Leon, Guy and Leo Sellers.
Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church in Lineville or to SIFAT.
Benefield Funeral Home, Lineville.