Ruble L. Alford, 83, passed away Thursday. Jan. 30, 2014, at his residence in Pheba.
Mr. Ruble was born Nov. 4, 1930, in the Cumberland Community of Webster County, the son of the late Osie Lee and Terah Ruth Clemons Alford. He was a retired inspector with Babcock & Wilcox Company, having retired after 30 years. He was also the operator of the Sun Creek Water Association. He was an U.S. Army Veteran, having served during a period from 1952-1956. He was a member of Pheba Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and longtime Sunday School teacher. He married Sarah Ann Murrah Oct. 23, 1951, in Mathiston. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Howard Alford and his sister, Mary Helen Reeves.
Funeral services were Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at 2 p.m. from Pheba Baptist Church with Rev. Terry Rhodes officiating and assisted by Rev. Raleigh Richter. Burial followed in Marvin Hill Methodist Church
Cemetery in Webster County. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point was in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Sarah M. Alford of Pheba; three daughters: Judy Lynn Foppiano of Austin, Texas, Karen Ann Walker (Larry) and Lesia Lee Henry both of Pheba; four grandchildren: Stephanie Frey (Ryan), Jack Henry, Lauren Walker, and Zach Walker and one great grandson, Wyatt Frey; two brothers: James Alford (Martha) of Ackerman and Billy Alford (Brenda) of Mathiston.
Pallbearers were Jack Henry, Zach Walker, Bob McMullen, Ken Alford, Johnny Alford, Neal Pollard, Steve Alford, and Sammy Clemons.
Honorary pallbearers were Adult III Sunday School Class at Pheba Baptist Church, Deacons at Pheba Baptist Church, and the Staff and Board of Sun Creek Water Association.
Memorials may be made to Pheba Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 5, Pheba, MS 39755 or to Marvin Hill Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, C/O Mr. David Farley, P.O. Box 338, Maben, MS 39750.
Friends may leave an online condolence at www.calvertfuneralhome.com