ruby mae (smitherman) russell 

Ruby Mae Russell, age 85, of Lubbock, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017.

She was born Oct. 12, 1931, in Holdenville, OK, to Bowmer and Eunice Smitherman. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She was a loving wife, mother, mamaw, sister, daughter and friend.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Aaron Russell; parents; beloved daughter, Margie Sims; grandsons, Mark Casey and Heath Harbison; brothers, Harold and Ronald Smitherman; and sisters, June Bates, Alma Nicholson, and Loretta Petitt;

She is survived by her daughters, Shirley Cape and Lonnie and Lea Anna Davidson and Terry; sister, Barbara Fulton; brother, Bowmer Smitherman, Jr.; four grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous extended family and friends.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Monterey Church of Christ. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to No Kid Hungry or Hospice of Lubbock. Help the family celebrate the life of Ruby by visiting