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Obituary: Ruby Jessie, 86. Columbia merchant

Mrs. Jessie was a member of a respected Adair County Family, and of the Columbia Baptist Church. She was a long time merchant in Columbia, KY, in business with her late husband, Larue Jessie, and son D.L. Jessie, Jr., in Jessie's Fruit Market, one of Columbia's longest running businesses.

Ruby Jessie, 86, formerly of Columbia, KY, died Friday, December 19, 2008, at 6:03amCT, at T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow, KY.

The funeral service will be Monday, December 22, 2008, at 1:00pmCT, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. C.E. Morrison and Dr. Ted Taylor officiating. Visitation will be after 1:00pmCT, Sunday, December 21, 2008, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Haven Hill Cemetery.

She was the daughter of the late Walter Lee & Beulah Compton England, the widow of Delmar Larue Jessie, a member of Columbia Baptist Church, and was in business with her late husband and son in Jessie's Fruit Market.

She is survived by the following:
  • Two daughters: Ruth Williams, Glasgow, KY; Hattie Lee Ramsey and husband Frank, Hardyville, KY

  • One son: Delmar L. Jessie, Jr.,, and wife Donna, Columbia, KY

  • Seven grandchildren: Sandy Rogers, Lynn Feese, Beverly Rowe, Michael Ballou, Donna Rogers, Lee Jessie, and Kim Farmer

  • And ten great grandchildren
She was preceded in death by a grandson, Steven Jessie and by two brothers, Herman and Lee England.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.
This obituary was made possible through the support of Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, established in 1926, located one block off the Square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia. To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone 270-384-2149, or E-mail: Large enough to serve comfortably; Small enough to serve personally.

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