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Funeral Announcements

Ruby Mae Spurlock

March 8, 1926 - March 14, 2017

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Mae Jackson Spurlock, age 91, of Midway,

Texas have been set for 1 PM, Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the Antioch

Church of Christ on Hwy 21, Madisonville. Rev. Howard Watson, Sr. will

be officiating at the service and burial will follow the service in the Midway

Southside Cemetery. A time of public viewing and visitation will be held

on Friday evening, March 24, 2017 from 6 pm until 8 pm at the

Madisonville Funeral Home in Madisonville.

Ruby Mae Jackson Spurlock was born to John Jackson and Lillie Bell

(Franklin) Jackson in Midway, Madison County, Texas on March 8, 1926.

She lived most of her life in Madison County and was a member of the

Antioch Church of Christ. She was a cook in a restaurant. She was preceded

in death by her parents; two sisters, Penny Mae Jackson and Phyllis

Jackson; two brothers, O.L. Jackson and Gilbert Jackson and a daughter,

Nettie Sue Bailey. Ms. Ruby Mae passed away on March 14, 2017 in the St.

Joseph Regional Hospital in Bryan, Texas.

Ruby Mae is survived by a son, Ocie Goffney of Livingston; six daughters,

Ruby White of Los Angeles, California, Dorothy Walker of Midway,

Texas, Catherine McCullough of Madisonville, Texas Edna Goffney of

Midway, Texas, Katherine McGinnis and Annette Sterling of Los Angeles,

California; two sisters, Odessa Jackson of Midway, Texas and Leola Nealey

of Madisonville, Texas and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren and

great great grandchildren as well as other relatives and friends.

Joyce Aileen Swarthout

October 2, 1931 - March 18, 2017

Joyce Aileen Swarthout was born in Buffalo, Texas on October

2, 1931 to Leonard and Americus (Beggs) Ridenour. As an adult,

she and her husband, Harold "Smokie" Swarthout, lived for

about 30 years in Houston. They then moved back to Leon

County where Mr. Smokie passed away in November 2002. Ms.

Joyce has lived here for almost 40 years. She attended the

Siloam Church before it was closed.

Ms. Joyce was a homemaker. She enjoyed working on her

family's genealogy. When she was able, she would work in her

flower beds or crochet. Ms. Joyce especially loved to see and

visit with her children and grandchildren. In addition to her

husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, a

granddaughter, Stacie Swarthout and three great granddaughters,

MaKayla Crawford, Breanna Abraham and Shelby Slade. Ms.

Joyce passed away on March 18, 2017 in a Waco, Texas


Surviving family includes two sons, Larry Swarthout and

Michael Swarthout, both of Buffalo; two daughters, Cheryl

Burks of Buffalo and Sandra Asbridge and her husband, Gary of

Woodway, Texas; three brothers, Wilburn Ridenour and his

wife, Nina, of Buffalo, Leonard Weldon Ridenour and his wife,

Mary, of Buffalo and Tommy Ridenour of Dew; nine

grandchildren; several great grandchildren and three great great


A graveside funeral service is set for 4 pm, Wednesday, March

22, 2017 at the Siloam Cemetery in Leon County. No public

visitation has been scheduled but the register book will be

available for signing during regular business hours at the funeral

home. Bro. Phil Smith will officiate and burial will follow the

service. Serving as pallbearers will be Bubba Lee, Michael

Swarthout, Christian Slade, Nathan Crawford, Justin Grissett and

B.J. Keefer.

Walters' Buffalo Funeral Home in Buffalo is in charge of all arrangements.