Ruby Kate Kelly Whaley

Aug. 15, 2013 @ 11:42 PM

Ruby Kate Kelly Whaley age 82 of Sevierville, passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2013.

She was a member of First Baptist Church, Sevierville and a member of the Heaven Bound Singers and Triple L. Ruby was the former owner and operator of Town and Country Hair Designs for 25 years. She loved to travel and has visited 48 of the 50 states and several countries.

She was preceded in death by her husband: Fred L. Whaley; parents: L. E. and Nora Kelly; sisters: Mabel Howard Rose, Geneva Kelly; brothers: Kenneth Kelly, Cecil Kelly and Hobart Kelly; grandson: Joshua James Whaley

Survivors: Children: Edwin Whaley and wife Cathy, Sharon Loveday and husband Jerry, Phil Whaley and wife Emily; Grandchildren: Shawn King and husband Marc, Brad Whaley, Kelly Arwood and husband Joe, Matthew Whaley and wife Tracy, Zac Whaley and wife Stevi, Jordan Whaley, Jacob Whaley; Great grandchildren: Whitney, Alec, Bryson, Lily, Brooklyn, Addison, Abby, Brylee, Wyatt; Great- great grandchild: Braylon; Sister: Ima Ruth Heidt; Sisters-in-law: Sara Kelly and Irene Whaley; Several nieces, nephews and special friends.

The family wishes to give special thanks to Lorraine Gibbs for her care and compassion for the past two years. The family would also like to thank the staff at Fort Sanders Nursing Home and Linda Williams for their special care.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to First Baptist Church Sevierville, TV Ministry, 317 Parkway, Sevierville, TN 37862

The family will receive friends 2 - 4:15 PM Sunday with funeral service to follow at 4:30 PM at First Baptist Church, Sevierville with Rev. Jerry Hyder and Rev. Royce Bailey officiating. Family and friends will meet 10 AM Monday in Smoky Mountain Memory Gardens for interment. Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.