Ruby Elizabeth Hawks Blakley

Published 4:19 pm Friday, November 10, 2017

Mrs. Ruby Elizabeth Hawks Blakley, 95, of Clemmons, died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017.

She was born Feb. 22, 1922 in Carroll County, Va., one of eight children, to the late William and Mattie Hawks. She was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother, always taking care of the needs of her family. She loved to garden, yard work, cook, sew and tend to her extended family.

She was also preceded in death by her beloved husband of almost 70 years, James Robert Blakley; a son, Tony A. Blakley; and 5 siblings, Myrtle Head, Julie White, Flora Martin, Jay Hawks and James Hawks.

Survivors: children, Stephen W. Blakley and wife, Christine  of Vale, Kay Blakley and Carol Tomel and husband, John, all of Mocksville; grandchildren, Stephen Blakley Jr. (Candace), Tony A. Blakley Jr. (Karen), Jeannie Rudisill (Brett), John M. Tomel (Casey), Chris Tomel (Laney), James V. Blakley (Kristen) and Robert W. Blakley (Ivory); great-grandchildren, Troy, Jourdan, Breanna, Abigail, Aaron, Taylor, Emilie, Caden, Haven, Logan, Payton, Ryland, Owen, Mason, Bowman, Karis, Sierra and another great-granddaughter due at Christmas (Emmason Rose); and 2 siblings, Lou Leonard and Gurnie Hawks

A funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 12 at Chestnut Grove United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Bob Briggs officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.

Memorials: Chestnut Grove UMC Cemetery Fund, c/o Linda Harpe, 470 Elmore Road, Mocksville.