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Ruby Mae Phelps Roberson

Ruby Mae Phelps Roberson, of Townsend, answered her final roll call and slipped away to her heavenly reward on May 7, 2013. She was born to parents Estil and Edna Camfield Phelps in Morgantown, Ky., Butler County, March 27, 1932. In addition to her parents, Ruby is preceded in death by her son, Stephen; and her only brother, Paul Phelps. Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Rob Roberson; daughter, Wanda Killian; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. As a small child, Ruby was raised in life’s school of hard knocks. She always felt that her experiences better prepared her for a truly rewarding life. Ruby loved her children, her church and the wonderful years spent in the mountains of East Tennessee. As was her work ethic, she put her all into everything she did and became a real estate broker who was loved and trusted by all she met. Ruby was known for years as a “Mountain Specialist” and matched the property and the buyer with a special instinctive know-how that very few possessed. Ruby and Rob enjoyed many adventures together on land and on the water aboard their boat, The Smoky Mountain Voyager. Following retirement, they divided their time between their island home in the Florida Keys (Peon’s Hideaway) and their mountain retreat in Sevier County (Widow’s Walk). A special thanks to her long-time special friend, Helen Buchanan. Family and friends gathered to celebrate her life in the mountain setting of The Lodge at Valley View, 7726 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend, TN 37882, on Sunday, June 23, 2013, for a celebration. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Blount County Humane Society, No Kill Division, 1005 E. Broadway Ave, Maryville, TN 37804. Arrangements by Cremation Options, Inc. 865-6WE-CARE (693-2273) http://www.cremationoptionsinc.com

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