Vurh Ruby Helton Moses, 74, departed this earthly life on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at Tuomey Health Care System, Sumter. Born on May 1, 1939, in Sumter County, she was the eighth of eleven children of the late Lang Leroy Helton and Mannie Janie Robinson Helton.
She received her education in the public schools of Sumter County. She attended Good Hope School from the first to the eighth grade. From there she attended Lincoln High School for the ninth grade, and then she attended Eastern High School from the tenth to the twelfth grade, where she graduated with the Class of 1957.
During her early years, she was a member of Martin Town Presbyterian Church (USA), Sumter. After moving away to Newark, N J., then to Washington, D. C., where she became a member of Mount Horet Baptist Church. Thereafter, Ruby relocated back to her home in Sumter.
She leaves to mourn her passing: two children, Heather R. Moses of Maryland and Michael Moses of Washington, D. C.; three sisters, Naomi Wilson, Ruth Wilson and Gloria Jean Helton; one brother, Rev. George Helton; one brother-in-law, William McCants; one sister-in-law, Mildred Helton; a daughter-in-law, Colleen Antonette Moses; two grandchildren, Zakiya Elon Moses and Michael John Thomas Moses; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a. m., Wednesday, July 17, 2013 from the Trinity Presbyterian Church (USA), 136 South Main Street, Mayesville, with Elder Othan Franklin CRE, officiating, eulogist.
The family will receive friends and relatives at the family home 1245 Goodson Road, Sumter.
The Remains will be placed in the church at 10:00 a. m.
The funeral procession will leave at 10:20 a. m. from the home.
Floral bearers will be nieces and great nieces.
Pall bearers will be nephews.
Burial will be in the Mayesville Cemetery.