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Mrs. Ruby Abel Auton, age 97, passed away on February 1, 2011 at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care. Mrs. Auton was born in Johnson County, TN on November 15, 1913 to the late William and Sally Greer Abel. She was married to the late Glen C. Auton.
Mrs. Auton retired from Shuford Mills and was a member of Union Baptist church for more than 60 years.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, David Auton, daughter, Glenda Brady and her great-granddaughter, Brette Jensen.
She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Auton Miller of Denver, NC; daughter-in-law, Linda Teague Auton; her granddaughters and their husbands: Kim Smith Wyke and Jason, Kelly Smith Jensen and Michael, and Elizabeth Spencer and Robert; her grandsons and their wives: Michael and Jennifer Brady, Byron and Karen Auton and Philip and Cindy Auton; great-grandchildren: Dustin Williams, Luke Jackson, Tobias, Ruby, Journey, and Learyn Jensen, Grace Emily, Sarah and Maggie Auton and Olivia Brady.
A celebration of Mrs. Auton’s life was held at Union Baptist church on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. with Pastor Myron Davis officiating. Interment followed the service in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers: Byron and Philip Auton, Michael Brady, Dustin Williams, Jason Wyke, and Robert Spencer. The family received friends from 10-11:30 prior to the service.
Memorials may be sent to Union Baptist Church, 4595 Union Baptist Road, Lenoir, NC 28645 or Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood Street, Lenoir, NC 28645.
Online condolences may be sent to the Auton Family at
Evans Funeral Service & Crematory of Lenoir is serving the Auton Family.
As requested, this obituary is a courtesy of Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.