12-07-2017 Tri-City Obituaries



Ruby E. Albright, 98, of Coloma, died early Sunday morning, Dec. 3, 2017 at Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph.

Services celebrating her life will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 at the First Missionary Baptist Church, 295 Washington, in Coloma. Burial will follow in Coloma Cemetery. Visitation will take place with family and friends on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First Missionary Baptist Church.  Arrangements are by the Davidson Chapel of Florin Funeral Service in Coloma. Memorial donations may be made to the First Missionary Baptist Church. Please share memories, messages, or photos at www.florin.net.

Ruby was born in Mountain View, Arkansas on July 3, 1919 to Moses H. and Cora M. (Rigsby) Apple. She married Ray Albright on May 2, 1938 and he preceded her in death on Feb. 5, 1998 after 60 years of marriage. Ruby was a longtime member of the First Missionary Baptist Church, which was very convenient as she lived next to the church. She enjoyed spending time with her church family over the years. She also enjoyed knitting.  But of all the things Ruby enjoyed, she cherished time spent with her family, her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren.

Her family includes her sons, Ernie (Sheila) Albright of Coloma, Chuck (Jan) Albright of St. Joseph, and Jim Albright of Holland; her daughters, Virginia (Clyde) Duncan of Virginia and Wanda (John) Hammond of South Haven; her nine grandchildren; and her nine great-grandchildren.  She also included in her family, her special friends, Susan Joyner, Sue Mead and Bonnie.

Death Notices

Irene Chisek, 97, of Niles, formerly of Eau Claire died Nov. 29, 2017. Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Niles

Rabon “Ray” Simcox, 79, of South Haven died Dec. 1, 2017 at Lakeland Hospital, St. Joseph. Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Services, St. Joseph

Kevin J. Leitz, 55, of Coloma died Nov. 23, 2017. Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home, Kentwood

Benjamin Franklin Moore Jr., 68, of Coloma died Dec. 3, 2017 at home. Purely Cremations – Starks Family Funeral Home, Benton Harbor


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