Ruby Jackson

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Ruby Faye Jackson, 78, of Leachville, widow of R.D. Jackson, died Monday, Oct. 13, 2008, at her home. Born at Monette, she was the daughter of the late James A. "Pete" and Florene Smith Manis, and had been a lifelong Leachville area resident.

On Oct. 14, 1950, she married R.D. Jackson and together they grew a small farm into one of the largest family owned operations in the area. In addition to her daily involvement in the family farm operation, she also served 21 years as bookkeeper for Kiech-Shauver Gin Company in Monette. Mrs. Jackson was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Leachville serving in many capacities, including church secretary, choir member and Sunday School teacher.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Jay Manis, Leon Manis, and Robert Manis; a sister, Edith Keith; and a great-granddaughter, Anna Grace Jackson.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Randy and Marsha Jackson and Kenny and Patty Jackson, all of Leachville; a daughter and son-in-law, Trenea and Jerry Tubbs of Jonesboro; and grandchildren, Randall and Leigh Jackson of Leachville, Jessica and Mark Hurst of Monette, Kendra and Jan Cole Roddy of Monette, Tracy Jackson of Lexington, Ky., Jerred and Julie Tubbs of Jonesboro, Jace and Melissa Tubbs of Jonesboro, Chad and Tabby Jackson of Leachville, Elizabeth Jackson of Jonesboro and Jeffrey Tubbs of Jonesboro; great-grandchildren, Will Jackson, Haleigh Jackson, Claire Jackson, Jackson Roddy, Kaden Roddy, Drake Jackson, Zander Jackson, Hank Hurst, and Kameron Jones; and four sisters, Martha Hawkins of Leachville, Evelyn McKelvey of Olathe, Kan., Jamie Johnson of Fairfield Glade, Tenn., and Iva Goodman of Tomball, Texas.

The funeral was held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Howard Service Chapel in Leachville with Jace Tubbs officiating. Burial was in Leachville Cemetery.

Grandchildren served as active and honorary pallbearers.

The family requests anyone wishing to leave a lasting memorial consider the Leachville First United Methodist Church.

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