Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

October 2, 2013

Ruby Joyce Burton

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BLUEFIELD — BLUEFIELD — Ruby Joyce Burton, 82, of Bluefield, W.Va. formerly of Glen Lyn, Va., passed away on Monday, September 30, 2013 at Mercer Nursing and Rehab in Bluefield, W.Va.

Ruby was born on May 3, 1931 in Mercer County, West Virginia to the late, Floyd and Bonnie White Barrett. Ruby had been a lifelong resident of Bluefield, W.Va. and was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Burton; and one brother, Keith Barrett.

Left to cherish her memory two sons, Richard “Buddy” Burton and wife, Shannon of Bluefield, W.Va. and James Burton and wife, Betty of Bluefield, W.Va.; three grandchildren, Richard Lee Burton of Bluefield, W.Va., Tiffany Searless of Bluefield, W.Va., and Chance Burton of Bluefield, W.Va.; one brother, Charles “C.A.” Burton of Woodbridge, Va.; and one sister, Shirley Thompson and husband, Charles of Green Valley, W.Va.

In accordance with Ruby's wishes she was cremated and burial will follow at a later date.

Online condolences will be accepted at

Cravens-Shires Funeral Home, 3431 Coal Heritage Road (Bluewell), Bluefield, WV 24701 is serving the family.