Ruby Mae Bond, age 90, of Johnson City, Tennessee, passed away at the Christian Care Center on Thursday, September 5, 2013, following an extended illness.
Born in Carter County, Tennessee, on May 23, 1922, she was a daughter of the late Eli Raleigh “ER” and Cora Tester Ward. Mrs. Bond was a graduate of Science Hill High School, and retired from the print shop and as a librarian for E.T.S.U. for a number of years.
She enjoyed arts and crafts, gardening, sewing, and holidays with family and friends. Mrs. Bond was also was involved as the church librarian, first at Snow Memorial Baptist Church, and later at Skyline Heights Baptist Church. She was an active member of the Red Hat Society and enjoyed participating in the Clown Ministry and the Johnson City Senior Citizens Center.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Bond was preceded in death by her sister, Bernice York.
Survivors include her daughter, Pauline McMackin and husband, Dick, Johnson City; her two sons, Jerry Bond, Johnson City, and Randy Bond and wife, Jenny, Knoxville, TN; three grandchildren, Joy Hughes, Rockville, TN, James Kelly, Nashville, TN, and Jason Bond, Gainesville, GA; step Grandchild, Ryan Dillingham, Knoxville, TN; three great grandchildren, Matthew Hughes, Grace Kelly and Hailey Kelly; one step great grandchild, Andrew Hughes. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service for Mrs. Bond will be conducted at 3:00 P.M. Sunday, September 8, 2013, in the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home with Rev. Donald Page officiating.
The family will receive friends Sunday from 2:00 until 3:00 P.M. in the East Chapel of the funeral home.
Graveside service and interment will follow at Sugar Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Butler, TN.
The family would like to extend a special thanks and appreciation to Continuum Courtyard Senior Living, The Christian Care Center and Caris Hospice of Johnson City for their loving care.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial contributions be made to Skyline Heights Baptist Church, 1601 Skyline Dr., Johnson City, TN 37604, in memory of Mrs. Bond.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.appfh.net.
Appalachian Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 800 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, is serving the Bond family. (423) 928-6111