Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

March 31, 2014

Bobbie Francis Crabtree Ruble


Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BLUEFIELD, Va. — Bobbie Francis Crabtree Ruble, 77, of Bluefield, VA passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Tazewell Community Hospital. Born in Cloversplint, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late James Pierce and Carrie Elizabeth Crabtree.

She was a member of Parkview Baptist Church, where she and her husband worked together. She was also the past president of the Bluefield Virginia VFW Post #9696 Womens Auxiliary. Bobbie was a double cancer survivor and loved to play bingo. She last worked at Westwood Nursing Home in dietary.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Orrin Ruble, her son, Ricky D Ruble and her sister, Betty Devor.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Robin Minor and husband Sam of Bluefield, VA; son, Billy Ruble and wife Tina of Bluefield, VA; brothers, Donald Crabtree of Abingdon, VA, Ronnie Crabtree of Pennington Gap, VA; sisters, Marion Walker and Audrey Fowler both of SC; grandchildren, Samatha Debord, Christopher Minor, Taylor Ruble, Grace Ruble and Aubrey Ruble; 5 great-grandchildren.

A service to celebrate Bobbie’s life will be held Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Dudley Memorial Chapel with Pastor Roger Cook officiating. Burial will follow at Grandview Memory Gardens where family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday at the funeral home from 1:00 p.m. until the hour of the service.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society or the Bluefield Virginia Rescue Squad in her memory.