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Ruby Ethington Parker, 68

sunrayLEXINGTON, Ky. - Ruby Ethington Parker, 68, born September 5, 1944 in Georgetown, KY, lost her courageous battle with cancer, peacefully at home on August 25, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Parker was the daughter of the late James and Helen Smith.

She was preceded in death by her beloved daughter, Lisa Ethington Moore. She is survived by her husband, Elwood (Buddy) Parker, her son, Wallace Ethington and devoted daughter-in-law, Cindy Ward Ethington. Ruby loved working in her garden and enjoying time with her grandchildren, MAJ Mathew Moore, U.S. Army (Krista), Crystal Elaine Giles (Branden), Maddison Mae Ethington, Robert William Ethington, her sister and caregiver, Donna Volz, brothers, Ronnie and James Allen Smith, and special lifelong friend, Rachel Ethington. She also leaves behind her sweet great-grandchildren, Evan and Michael Moore and Kingston Ethington.

The family will have a celebration of her life Thursday at her residence from 5-9. Visitation will be Friday 5-8 and services Saturday at 10, Kerr Brothers - Main St. by lifelong friend, Lane Taylor. She will be laid to rest next to her daughter at the Lexington Cemetery.

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