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Ruby Lee Brumley Light, 86, of the Rock Springs Community,
Kingsport, Sullivan Co TN, was born November 27, 1925, in
Jearoldstown, TN, and passed to her eternal life on October
She married the love of her life, Harold Richard Light,
in Greenville, SC, on April 2, 1946. Yes, they enjoyed
a wonderful life together for 66 years! Harold was her
loving and attentive caregiver after her health began to
fail. Ruby always said " I've loved him since the first
time I saw him and I am a lucky woman".
She graduated from Fall Branch High School as class
salutatorian. Early in their marriage, they moved to
Riverside, CA, where they had their first two of six
children. In 1951, they moved to Kingsport where Ruby
lived the remainder of her life. She was employed at
Kingsport Press and Mead Corporation before becoming a
full-time mother and homemaker. She was a woman of faith
and a member of Fall Branch Baptist Church.
Ruby was a beautiful woman who traveled many highways,
loved sunsets, good books of different genres, Autumn
foliage, gathering seashells by the shore, visiting with
family and friends, caring for her family ... and a good
She was preceded in death by her parents, Susie and
Clifford Brumley; and her dear sister, Eula Jackson.
Ruby is survived by her husband, Harold; and daughters,
Donna Long, of Church Hill, TN, Nancy Seckman, and Shirley
Muck (Darryl), of Kingsport, TN; sons, Stephen Light, of
Azusa, CA, Rudy Light (Sue), of Yuba City, CA, and Kenneth
Light, of Kingsport, TN; grandchildren, Pamela Long,
Michael Long (Beth Dorton), Richard Brookman (Amy), Melinda
Brookman, Elizabeth Muck, Mary Light, Cody Light, and
Elizabeth Light; brothers, Jack Brumley, Howard Brumley,
Bobby Brumley, and Jerry Brumley; sisters, Mildred Bruner,
Jean Pinson, and Helen Hammonds; seven great grandchildren;
and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at the Fall Branch Chapel
of Hamlett Dobson Funeral Homes, on Sunday, October 14,
2012, from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., with the memorial service
immediately following at 8 p.m.
The graveside service will be at Fall Branch Baptist
Church Cemetery the following day, Monday, October 15,
2012, at 1 p.m.
Please do what you wish to celebrate Ruby's life: say a
prayer, sing a song, watch a sunset, hug your loved ones,
or contribute to Alzheimer's Foundation of America 322 8th
Ave., 7th Fl., New York, NY 10001.
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the
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