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Ruby Joyce Dempsey Allen, age 80

Ruby Joyce Dempsey Allen, 80, of Jacksonville, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 8, 2022. She was born in North Little Rock, Arkansas on October 4, 1941 to Smith Dempsey and Ruby Almond Dempsey.

Ruby is preceded in death by her parents Smith and Ruby Dempsey; brother Edward Dempsey; brother Jimmie Lee Dempsey; sister Velma Lois Dempsey; brother Earl (Mickey) Dempsey; and brother Bobby (Jerl) Dempsey.

Ruby was a longtime member of the Victory Baptist Church in Jacksonville. She was the Assistant Vice President at First Arkansas Bank and Trust for 45 years. Ruby loved traveling in her motor home. She especially loved going to Branson and seeing the shows. Ruby was a homebody and an absolute joy to be around.

Ruby leaves behind her husband Bryant Allen; niece Penny Dempsey Lipke; and many more nieces, nephews, and extended family members too numerous to name.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 10:00am with Graveside Service to follow at 11:00am at Mountain Springs Cemetery in Cabot, Arkansas with Bro. Michael Branscum officiating.

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service. 501-982-3400.


  • Dorothy I myers Posted September 9, 2022 4:13 PM

    I loved you and will miss you Ruby.

  • Penny (Dempsey) Lipke , Big Sister Posted September 10, 2022 10:10 AM

    My beautiful and precious Aunt Ruby, you passed away on September 8th, 2022 , early morning , God had other plans for you….You were always like a Big Sister to me, someone I could run to for any kind of situation in my life. I’m gonna miss you dearly Aunt Ruby…especially your HUGS, SMILES, all our talks about life in general, visiting at Victory Baptist Church and all those Church Members, AND “LIT’L MOLLY” ,She was the center point of our lives and will continue to do the same today !!! We will take good care of her for you … I want to thank my Antioch Baptist Church for all the prayers …Now all your family are reunited there in Heaven together, you were the last one to go be with them. One day the rest of us will be there with you, with your “Perfect Eye Sight” to see us together again. Thank you Lord for sharing Ruby with us all these years, she was truly a Blessing to us all. Amen

    • Carl BARKER⁸ and Patsy Posted September 10, 2022 5:42 PM

      God Bless you Penny, our prayers will be with you a d your family at this time!!

  • JR. (Will) Carr Posted September 10, 2022 12:44 PM

    Growing up Nextdoor to the Allen’s, I can say that they have been great role models for me on how to treat one another. They clearly loved one another as man and wife but managed to always let their light shine on those around them as well. Mrs. Allen had an awesome white ’66 Mustang Convertible that was the envy of all teenagers and watching her drive it to/from work was and is a fond memory. Now, much older, my grandsons would like to go sit with her and Molly on their front porch just to chat. What an awesome lady. The stars are shining brighter with her in Heaven. I’d like to believe that my brother Eric was there to greet her at the gates.

  • Andy Prine Posted September 10, 2022 7:22 PM

    Aunt Ruby was a delight to be around. She always had good advice to share with me. I will miss our talks and drinking Raspberry Green Tea which she got me hooked on. Love and prayers for Uncle Al and all my family.

  • Audrey Liberski Posted September 12, 2022 10:44 AM

    Rest in peace to my dear sweet cousin. You will be deeply missed. Love and prayers to all the family.

  • Vickie Cox Evans Posted September 13, 2022 1:55 AM

    Ruby was a big hearted lady. I witnessed this during the many years I worked with her at the bank. . She was always ready to help anyone in need especially her brother. She talked about him often. She loved FAB&T and was a very loyal employee who always put the bank first. This was her life for so many years. Prayers for her loved ones and deepest condolences to you Al.
    You were always a wonderful husband and always put her first. She will be missed by all who knew her.

  • Joyce Dempsey Beltran Posted September 14, 2022 10:45 PM

    Aunt Ruby
    I love you and will miss you very much
    I know Daddy and Grandma helped welcome you into Heaven’s gates!
    You now have perfect peace and a renewed body!
    Praise God!!
    I can only imagine what you are seeing and feeling! You’ll always be in my heart and you will live on in our memories.
    Sarah loves you very much and is very sad that you’re gone but she knows you’re safe with Jesus and she knows that we WILL see you again!
    We wouldn’t miss heaven for anything!!
    Love always your niece
    Joyce Dempsey Beltran♥️

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