October 25, 2003 Friday
Journal News, Hamilton, Ohio
October 23, 2003,
Thursday Mt. Vernon Signal
Ruby E. Furmon
Ruby E. Furmon, age 83, of Hamilton, died on Thursday, October 23, 2003, at
Vitas Hospice at Ft. Hamilton Hospital. Born in Rockcastle County, Kentucky, on
February 21, 1920, she was the daughter of Ben J. and Cordia (Mullins) Ponder.
On September 23, 1939, in Livingston, Kentucky, Ruby married Willie Furmon.
Willie preceded her in death on May 8, 1997. They enjoyed wintering together in
Bradenton, Florida. Mrs. Furmon was very devoted to her family and an active
member of Immanuel Baptist Church. She was active in Sunday School, the
Hilltoppers and enjoyed her position as a greeter at the church where she
welcomed her friends and church family.
Ruby is survived by her two children, Charles R. Furmon, Butler County
Commissioner, and his wife Peggy of Hamilton, and Carol Sandlin and her husband
Gary of Atlanta, Georgia; four grandchildren, Pam Furmon and Chad Furmon, both
of Hamilton, Stephanie Sandlin of Atlanta, Georgia, and Melissa Sandlin Clark
and her husband Brian of Richmond, Virginia; brother, Rovy Ponder and his wife
Mattie of Hamilton; three sisters, Florence Mullins and her husband Jay of
Englewood, Ohio, Christine Phillips of Dayton, Ohio, and Anna Lee McDanell and
her husband Frank of Bradenton, Florida; and several nieces and nephews. Ruby’s
mother and her infant brother, Conley, died during childbirth. She was also
preceded in death by her father; stepmother, Ella; and brother, Curt Ponder.