Cummings, Ruby Clark

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Ruby Clark Cummings, 102, of Narrows, passed away Thursday, October 11, 2007 at Riverview Nursing Home in Rich Creek where she was a resident.

Mrs. Cummings was born Ruby Evelyn Clark on February 11, 1905 in Bluefield, West Virginia, the eldest of five children of Samuel Harvey and Bertha Clay (Ellis) Clark. Mrs. Cummings married Raymond Lawson in 1923 in Bluefield. He died in 1936 and she moved to Narrows. She married Mr. S.B. Cummings in 1938 and they were married 55 years. Together they raised Mrs. Cummings three children, George, Ted and Doris Lawson in Narrows. All three are now deceased. Mr. Cummings died in 1993.

Mrs. Cummings is a past member of the George Pearis Chapter D.A.R., past president of the Narrows Rose Garden Club and Narrows Woman’s Club, and a Charter Member of the Narrows Presbyterian Church where she was a member of the choir. At age 102 she was the longest surviving member of her generation of the Clark family.

Mrs. Cummings is survived by her daughter-in-law, Mrs. R. George (Madeline) Lawson of Narrows; six grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren; and five greatgreatgrandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Monday, October 15, 2007 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Riffe’s Funeral Service in Narrows with the Rev. Dr. Jerry Mann officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Narrows. The family will receive friends at Riffe’s Funeral Service Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. Online condolence messages to the family can be sent to