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Ruby Leona Barnaby, age 81

Ruby Leona Barnaby, age 81, of Bryant, Arkansas passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2023. She was born in Murfreesboro, Arkansas on September 22, 1941 to the late Arthur Cummings and Pauline Strawn Cummings.

Ruby enjoyed bowling and car races. She was a big fan of NASCAR and football, especially Cowboys football. Most of all, she loved spending time with her grandkids and watching them play sports.

Ruby is preceded in death by her parents; her siblings Paul Cummings, Clyde Cummings, and Dorothy Cummings-Vandergrift; as well as her grandson Curtis Shane Kirkham.

She leaves behind her sons Curtis Kirkham III (Karen) and Jim Kirkham (Chandra); 7 grandchildren Katelyn Kirkham, River Kirkham, Seth Kirkham (Star), Zane Kirkham, Camri Lane (Cameron), Judah Kirkham, and John Ingram; 4 great-grandchildren Caylee Kirkham, Annabella Ingram, Salem Ingram, and Donovan Kirkham; 2 nieces Mary Nufer (Gary) and Peggy Snyder; 1 nephew Michael Cox; and many more extended family and friends.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Wounded Warrior Project.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at 11:00am with a visitation starting at 10:00am at Delight Cemetery; AR-19, Delight, Arkansas 71940.

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at

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