Ruby Kirby Townsend

July 12, 1945September 2, 2013

Ruby Kirby Townsend 68, of LaGrange, passed away on Monday, September 2, 2013. She was a member of Sligo Baptist Church and the Order of The Eastern Star; Rob Morris Chapter No.114. Ruby was a cashier at Wal-Mart for 23 years. She was preceded in death by her parents: Elmer and Dorothy Kirby; sister: Dorothy Walls and nephew: David Allen Walls. Survivors include her husband of almost 50 years: James “J.W.” Townsend; children: Rhonda Martin (Michael), Jay Townsend (Sheila) and Joel Townsend (Lily); grandchildren: Jason, Justin, James, Megan and Anthony; great grandchildren: Ariel and Rachel; sisters Betty Brewington, Loretta Ison and Sharon Ashcraft. A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at Heady-Radcliffe Funeral Home with burial to follow in Sligo Cemetery. Visitation 4-8 PM on Wednesday. Memorials gift to: Sligo Baptist Church Building Fund, Hosparus or Eastern Star Home. Online condolences can be made at


  • Visitation Wednesday, September 4, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, September 5, 2013

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September 7, 2013

I was so shocked to see this....we are praying for you Jay and your family!!!! Love you!!! Don, Cheryl and Donnie Maxwell

Karen Brown

September 6, 2013

I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of Ruby.I knew her from going to Buckner Baptist Church and from Wal-Mart.She was always kind,& friendly to myself & family.Help my mom take care of little Jay children.I know & feel your loss.My dad passed away last 02/13/2012.Our thoughts & prayers are with you & the family now and the day's ahead.May God continue to comfort you now and forever. Your friend,Karen & family.

Mary Puckett

September 6, 2013

We were so sorry to hear about the passing of Ruby.Just saw it in the Oldham Era today.Want to pay our respects to you and all of the family.God be with you all now and forever.Our thoughts & prayers our with each & everyone of you. Love your family & friend in Christ, The Puckett family.

September 5, 2013

We knew Mrs Townsend via a business relationship with her son, Jay in his position at Champion. Mrs Townsend and her husband raised a very fine son. - Don & Mary Ann Hall, Crestwood, Ky.

Beth & Matt Cain

September 5, 2013

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of this precious person. Ruby was one of the most genuine, sweet, caring people I have ever met. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those left behind but we know the heavens have a new star out-shining the others tonight.

Pauls Coleman

September 4, 2013

A candle to let you know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. It is hard to loose a special person in your life but I know our God is always there to give us strength in our time of need. I pray peace and comfort for all of you

Patricia Kerby Moon

September 4, 2013

I will always remember her a Dubby she was my cousin and a loved family member. I have know her from the time she was born and she was always a smiling happy child. Loretta and I used to love to tease her but she never got mad always laughed.

September 4, 2013

I knew Ruby through Loretta. She was a fun and loving person. I will keep her family in my prayers.
Mary True

Shawna Cassity

September 4, 2013

So very sorry for your loss. God Bless each and every one of your during this difficult time and the days ahead. Love and hugs from us all....

Kate Denny

September 4, 2013

Sending love and prayers to the family. I have been friends with Justin Stewart for a long time. Knowing the good heart that he has, I can only assume that Mrs. Townsend has a great love and passion for those around her. I pray for peace and comfort for your family during this hard time. God Bless!