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Ruby (Caudill) Murray

June 19, 1926


Ruby C. Murray, 96, a loving, spirited, and passionate woman, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home, in Hodgenville, Kentucky. Born on Saturday, June 19, 1926, in Hazard, Kentucky, Ruby was a beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend who touched the lives of many.

As the oldest daughter out of sixteen children, Ruby played a significant role in her family's life. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Denise Murray Higdon; her parents, Dewey and Ada Caudill; and eleven siblings.

Ruby is survived by her four sons, David Murray (Ronda), Frank Murray (Heather), Walter Murray (Brenda), and Dewey Murray (Triana); fourteen grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; four siblings, Verma Williams, John David Caudill, Henry "Hank" Caudill, and Sue Chandler; and a host of extended family and friends. Her love and devotion to her family were unwavering, and she will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Ruby's faith played a significant part in her life, and she was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church. She had also been a member of Vine Grove Baptist Church. Her love for the Lord was evident in her daily life, and she enjoyed attending church and participating in the various ministries when she was able. Ruby's faith provided her with strength and comfort throughout her life, and she was a shining example of God's love to those around her.

Known for her vivacious spirit, Ruby loved to dance. Her energy and enthusiasm were contagious, and she brought joy and laughter to all those around her. Ruby's passion for life was evident in everything she did, and her memory will continue to inspire those who were fortunate enough to know her.

In addition to her love for dancing, she had a talent for sewing, crocheting, crafting, and refurbishing items. She spent countless hours creating beautiful and intricate pieces for her family and friends, and her creativity brought warmth and comfort to many homes. Ruby was the former owner of Parido Coin Laundry in Vine Grove, KY, a business that she ran with great care and commitment. She was also an avid bird watcher, and took great pleasure in observing the beauty of nature and the simple joys of life.

Ruby’s Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM, Sunday, May 28, 2023 at Chism Family Funeral Home, Vine Grove, KY.

Funeral service for Ms. Murray will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, May 28, 2023 at the chapel of Chism Family Funeral Home, Vine Grove, KY with Pastor Herb Williams officiating. Burial will follow at the Vine Grove Cemetery.

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May 28, 2023

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Chism Family Funeral Home
769 Highland Ave
Vine Grove, KY 40175

Funeral Service
May 28, 2023

2:00 PM
Chism Family Funeral Home
769 Highland Ave
Vine Grove, KY 40175


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