Madisonville Democrat, (Monroe Co. TN) Wednesday, September 28, 1932, Page 2:
“Ball Play News---Mr. Newton Giles of Akron, Ohio, was called home Saturday at the death of his sister, Mrs. Ruby Bivens.
A very large crowd attended the funeral of Mrs. Ruby Bivens Sunday. Her death came as a great shock to the whole community. The family have the sympathy of all in their bereavement.”
Madisonville Democrat, (Monroe Co. TN) Wednesday, October 12, 1932, Page 4:
“Ball Play News---There was one of the greatest shocks came to the people of Ball Play Saturday the 24th of September when Erskine Bivens shot Ruby Bivens and then himself. It’s awful. We can’t understand why he did such a crime. He was a young man, had a good home, was loved by everybody, had no enemies that anyone knew of and she was a sweet woman, she was loved by everyone as far as I know. We sure miss both of them and we gave our love to both families who are so grieved over this and hope the Lord will bless the husband and save him and help him to raise those little boys up right, and this might be the means of someone of the others to get ready, for we know not the hour when the Son of Man cometh.”
Madisonville Democrat, (Monroe Co. TN) Wednesday, October 26, 1932, Page 4:
“In Memory of Ruby Giles Bivens---Since God has taken from us our beloved sister, Ruby Giles Bivens, one of our dearest and beloved members of Ebenezer Church. Ruby was a sweet girl, an obedient daughter, a kind sister and a loving wife and mother. Her many friends who loved her so well in life sympathize with the bereaved family.
Her splendid Christian character, her love and devotion to the cause has won for her a place in the hearts of each member and neighbor that time cannot erase. Wherefore
Be it resolved, that we, as the membership of Ebenezer Church, extend to the bereaved ones our deepest sympathy and commend them to the Lord, who alone can comfort them. And let it be
Further resolved, that a copy of these resolutions be spread upon the church Minutes and a copy be sent to the bereaved family, also a copy be sent to the county paper for publication.” Mrs. John W. Gillespie, Mrs. Walter Burris, Mr. Winfred Giles, Committee. Rev. L.N. Patterson, Pastor.
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