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Ruby Jean Howard Stephens


Ruby Jean Howard Stephens, age 83 of Gunlock, KY, widow of Radie Howard, passed away Friday, June 14, 2019 at her residence. She was born August 22, 1935 in Gunlock, a daughter of the late Goble and Bertha Shepherd Shepherd. She was a member of the Salt Lick United Baptist Church and a homemaker.

She is survived by five sons; Garland (Judy) Howard, Sitka, KY, Darvin (Janet) Howard, Gunlock, KY, Kenny Howard, Gunlock, KY, Jeffery (Rhonda) Howard, Campton, KY and Timothy (Diane) Howard, Salyersville, KY, one daughter; Miranda (Thomas) Tussey, David, KY, two brothers; Ollie Shepherd, Kendalville, IN and Willie Shepherd, Pierceton, IN, four sisters; Mary Bradley, Silver Lake, IN, Barbara Shepherd, Gunlock, KY, Bonnie Ingram, Gunlock, KY and Lois Butcher, River, KY, ten grandchildren; Jonathan, James, Joshua, Justin, Elizabeth, Stephanie, Nathan, Kayla, Olivia and Tommi Sue and 16 great grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by two brothers; Luther & Elwood Shepherd, one sister; Wanda Allen, one granddaughter; Amanda Howard and one daughter-in-law; Karen Howard.

Funeral service were conducted Monday, June 17, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Brushy Fork Missionary Baptist Church, Gunlock, KY, with Randy Brown, Earl Miller and Darvin Howard officiating. Burial followed in the Brushy Bill Cemetery, Gunlock.  Arrangements were under the professional and dignified care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Kentucky.



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