Ruby Nell Haff

August 26, 1928April 10, 2018

Ruby Nell Haff, 89, of Kennesaw, Georgia, passed away in her home surrounded by her children on April 10, 2018.Ruby Nell was born to William Oscar and Emma Tweet Hines in Paducah, Kentucky, where she was raised. Ruby Nell loved to sing and play the piano, and as a member of East Side Baptist Church in Paducah would often sing for the congregation with her four brothers. In 1957, Ruby Nell received a letter from Air Force 1st Lieutenant David Haff, who was stationed in France, asking to meet her. David had seen a picture of Ruby Nell at a mutual friend’s home and asked to meet her. Ruby Nell agreed and David flew to Paducah, Kentucky from France to meet Ruby Nell. David and Ruby Nell were married a year later.After moving to Georgia in 1965, the Haff family joined Kennesaw First Baptist Church where Ruby Nell sang in the choir before becoming the church pianist, organist and kindergarten teacher. Ruby Nell had a special place in her heart for all of the children she taught and touched many lives. Many of her kindergarten children still tell of the special memories of being in “Miss Ruby’s” kindergarten class.Ruby Nell is survived by her children Don Haff, ( Nancy) Lori Thornton, (David) and Kristie Kelley,(Gary) eleven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.Funeral service will be held Friday April 13, 2018 at 2pm at Kennesaw First Baptist Church. The family will be receiving friend and family April 12, from 12pm until 2pm and 4pm until 8 pm at Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home. Ruby Nell had a special place in her heart for all of the children she taught and touched many lives.


  • Lori Thornton, Daughter
  • Kristie Kelley, Daughter
  • Don Haff, Son
  • David Thornton, Son-in-law
  • Gary Kelley, Son-in-law
  • Nancy Haff, Daughter-in-law
  • Ben Thornton, Grandchild
  • Brad Thornton, Grandchild
  • Katie Thornton, Grandchild
  • Matthew Haff, Grandchild
  • Nickolas Haff, Grandchild
  • Matthew King, Grandchild
  • Casey Creel, Grandchild
  • Tressa Abbott, Grandchild
  • Sarah Kelley, Grandchild
  • Amber Walden, Grandchild
  • Jesse Kelley, Grandchild
  • Eleven ., Great Gradchildren
  • David Haff, Spouse
  • Emma Hines, Mother
  • Oscar Hines, Father


  • Visitation Thursday, April 12, 2018
  • Lie in State Friday, April 13, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 13, 2018
  • Burial Friday, April 13, 2018

Ruby Nell Haff

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Betty Baker

April 12, 2018

May the promise of eternal life be a comfort to you in the loss of Ruby. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Kathy Payne Hogan

April 12, 2018

My family lived in the same neighborhood as the Haffs for years. I never saw Mrs. Haff that she was not smiling. I always enjoyed going to their house because of her sweet spirit. Such fond memories. My prayers are with your family.
Kathy Payne Hogan