Ruby Williams Gatlin McKee

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Ruby Williams Gatlin McKee age 94 died November 6, 2020, at Baptist Hospital in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She was born August 11, 1926 in Waveland, Arkansas, the daughter of Harley and Mary Ricker Williams. She attended school at Waveland and Havana High School graduating in 1944. She was a registered nurse, graduating St. Edward’s Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in 1947. She served as a nurse actively for 41 years. She was a member of the Waveland United Methodist Church and Waveland Sunday School. She was a member and past Matron of Booneville #27 Order of the Eastern Star, past president and lifetime member of the United Methodist Women, Booneville Unit and a member of the Waveland Extension Homemakers Club.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, James Richard Gatlin Jr. (Jack) and Bob L. McKee; sisters and brothers-in-law, Willie McBride, Virginia and Raydus James, Media Beth and Noble James, and Frances and Royce Mathis.

She is survived by her sons, James Richard (Rick) Gatlin and daughter-in-law, Melissa Gatlin of Springdale, Arkansas, Mark Gatlin and wife Deawn Gatlin of Fort Smith, Arkansas, and Ben Gatlin of Waveland, Arkansas; grandchildren, Joshua Gatlin and wife Kimberly Gatlin, Lee Gatlin, and Michael Gatlin, and Skyler Gatlin; great grandchild, Jackson Gatlin; her dearly loved second family, The McKee’s and many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

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