Ruby Crisp

    Ruby Christine Crisp, 90, of Brasstown, passed away Sunday, Aug, 5, 2018, at her residence.
    She was a native and lifelong resident of Clay County, and the daughter of the late Thomas Elmer and Roxie Beulah Byers Sales.
    Christine had worked for John C. Campbell Folk School, Kilpatrick Store and retired from Levi Strauss & Co. after 18 years.
    She was a member of Little Brasstown Baptist Church for more than 75 years where she taught Sunday school for 44 years.
    Christine enjoyed helping others. She loved spending time with her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Crisp; brother Burton Sales; and one sister, Jewell Rogers.
    She is survived by her daughter, Brenda Ashe and husband Ed of Hayesville; one sister, Sue Hedden of Brasstown; grandchildren, Justin Ashe and wife Jaclyn of Hayesville and Josh Ashe and wife Alison of Hayesville; great-grandchildren, Kolbe Ashe and Emma Ashe; and God granddaughter, Alex Lovingood Phillips and husband Hunter; and nieces and nephews.
    Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Little Brasstown Baptist Church. The Rev. Aud Brown officiated. Music was provided by Susie Graham. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were Justin Ashe, Josh Ashe, Kolbe Ashe, Terry Hedden, Billy Rogers, Donnie Martin, Joe Gibby and Hunter Phillips.
    The family received friends from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Little Brasstown Baptist Church.
    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Good Shepherd Home Health and Hospice Agency, 125 Medical Park Lane Suite H, Murphy, NC 28906.
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    Townson-Rose Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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