Sifford, Ruby M. James

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Ruby M. James Sifford, 93, passed away peacefully under the tender loving care of Treasure Coast Hospice surrounded by her family. She was born in Staffordsville, VA to Tapley Wells and Fanny Margaret Stanley Wells.

Ruby was of the Baptist faith and was most happy reading her bible and listening to hymns. She especially enjoyed having her bible read to her and being around children and babies.

Ruby was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Her greatest joy in the world was being a mother. She was preceded in death by both of her husbands Jesse James and Horace Sifford and her son, Clarence “June” James.

She is survived by her seven sons Donald James (Terri) of Hobe Sound, FL, Walter James of Hobe Sound, FL, Charles James (Carol), Laurel, DE, Ralph James, Ocean City, MD, Kenneth Sifford(Christina Hogan) Memphis, TN, Horace Sifford, Jr, Berlin, MD and Stuart Sifford (Christine) of Parsonsburg, MD; her daughter Peggy James Mariner (Robert) of Salisburg, MD, her brother Baskin Charles “Charlie” Stevens, VA and many grand, great and great great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations in loving memory of Ruby can be made to Treasure Coast Hospice,, 1201 SE Indian Street, Stuart, FL 34994.

Visitation will be Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. with service immediately following at Martin Funeral Home and Crematory, Stuart Chapel, 961 S. Kanner Highway, Stuart, FL.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Martin Funeral Home and Crematory, 961 S. Kanner Highway, Stuart, FL 34994. 772-223-5550.

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There will be a graveside service Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at Walkers Creek Cemetery, Inc., White Gate, with Pastor Jim Conley officiating.

A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home, White Gate, is in charge of the burial arrangements,, (540) 921-2985.