Rubye Ferguson Spencer

Rubye Ferguson Spencer

Rubye Pearl Ferguson Spencer, 91, of Monticello, passed away September 25, 2014, at her home near Ladelle.

Mrs. Ferguson was active in the family-owned Otasco Store in Warren, and played a supporting role in her husband’s timber and cattle business. She had an appreciation for beauty and was well-known for her love of antiques, and her decorating skills. However, her proudest accomplishment was her role as loving wife and homemaker; her greatest joy was being a grandmother and great-grandmother.

She and her late husband, Terrel Ford Spencer, Jr. were long-time members of First Baptist Church in Monticello before moving their membership to Ladelle Baptist Church in their later years.

She was born October 10, 1922, in Ladelle, to the late Brown Willie and Mary Lutheria Lee Ferguson.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded her in death was her loving husband of 65 years, Terrel Ford Spencer, Jr; her beloved son, Terrel Ford Spencer, III; a brother, Cecil W. “Buck” Ferguson; and a sister, Lena Ferguson Jeffers.

Survivors include her daughter, Sarah Alice Spencer of Monticello; three granddaughters, Karen Denise Kolb-Spencer of Monticello, Susan Denise Spencer of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, and Rebecca Lee Spencer Schultz and husband Christopher of Waukesha, Wisconsin; three great-grandchildren, Matthew Ford Spencer of Monticello, Lillian Mary Grace Schultz and Zachary Spencer Schultz both of Waukesha, Wisconsin; one brother, Brown W. Ferguson and wife Clara of Lonoke; one sister, Beatrice Foster of Somerville, Tennessee; a daughter-in-law, Mary Anne Kulp Spencer of Williams Bay, Wisconsin; a brother-in-law, Edgar Winston Spencer and his wife Elizabeth, of Virginia, and their daughters.

Funeral service will be held September 29 at 2 p.m. at Stephenson Dearman Funeral Chapel with Revs. Larry Wilkerson and Kenny Martin officiating.

Pallbearers will be Matthew Spencer, Ray Ferguson, Ricky Carpenter, Ryan McRae, David Booth and Mike McManus.

Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery in Monticello.

Visitation is September 28 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Stephenson Dearman Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Baptist Home for Children in Monticello, P O Box 427, Monticello, AR 71657 or Heifer International, 1 World Ave., Little Rock, AR 72202-2863.