Rubye Graham Screws

July 2, 1916October 13, 2021

Ruby Graham Screws, 105, of Lake Harding died Wednesday October 13, 2021 of a brief illness following an automobile accident.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 16, 2021 at Striffler-Hamby Mortuary with visitation at 10:00 a.m. and service at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend J. Grantham officiating. Interment will follow in Parkhill Cemetery.

Mrs. Screws was born July 2, 1916 in Laurel Hill, Florida, daughter of the late Gussie Spears Graham and Rev. James Monroe Graham. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack S. Screws; son, Jack Stephens, sisters Nell G. Snipes and Edna G. Phelps, and brothers Jim Graham and Don Graham. Mrs. Screws was a graduate of Old Industrial High School and was a longtime cosmetologist and business owner in Columbus. She was a member of Wynnton United Methodist Church for 78 years where she was active in the Cofer-Friendship and Goodwill Sunday School classes.

Survivors include daughters Graham S. Dukes of Lake Harding and Sandra J. Wagner of Panama City, FL; brother Dr. R. Dent Graham of Rock Hill SC; grandchildren: Kimberly W. Wiley (Craig) of Fayetteville, GA, Scott B. Wagner of Panama City, FL, Chris Stephens and Clay Stephens of Virginia Beach, Catherine D. Pleasants (David) of LaGrange, Susannah D. Haley (Jeff) of Columbus, Liz D. Wolverton (Bobby) of Columbus, Benjamin T. Dukes of Burbank, CA; eleven great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

The family expresses appreciation to Estelle Glover and Rosie Carey, caregivers, for their love and support of Ms. Rubye and Preferred Care Hospice. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Wynnton United Methodist Church P.O. Box 5469, Columbus, GA 31906 or Wynnton Neighborhood Network,


  • Graham S. Dukes and Sandra J. Wagner, Daughters
  • Dr. R. Dent Hraham, Brother
  • Kimberly W. Wiley (Craig), Scott B. Wagner, Chris Stephens, Clay Stephens, Catherine D. Pleasants (David), Susannah D. Haley (Jeff), Liz D. Wolverton (Bobby), Benjamin T. Dukes, Grandchildren


  • Visitation for Family and Friends

    Saturday, October 16, 2021

  • Funeral Services

    Saturday, October 16, 2021



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Mary Byrd

October 17, 2021

My mom, Mary Byrd, spoke of Mrs Rubye often. Thoughts and prayers especially for my Granger Family! Respectfully Robert (officer) Byrd.

Linda Twiggs

October 15, 2021

Such a lovely, gracious lady! Rubye was always pleasant and sweet. She and my mother were dear friends. Now they’re rejoicing together with the Lord! May God’s peace fill your hearts!

Love you!
Wallace and Linda

Cheryl Wermuth

October 14, 2021

What a lovely matriarch of this beautiful family….my condolences to all, Cheryl Wermuth

Estelle Glover

October 13, 2021

I want to express my deepest sympathy to Ms Rubyes family. I am been Blessed to have know this lovely, strong and beautiful lady. She has touched my life in many ways and I will miss her deeply…. Sincerely, Estelle Glover