Ruby (McCoy) Clay

Ruby Inez McCoy Clay, 88, of Chesnee, South Carolina, died at 6:27 am. Tuesday, March 29, 2016.

She was born April 14, 1927 in Brown County, the third daughter of Lawrence and Ida Fleener McCoy. She retired as an executive secretary to the plant manager at RCA where she worked for 34 years. Following her retirement, she worked as executive secretary at the Fourwinds Resort for three years, then as an administrative assistant for Renaissance Rentals until 2013. Ruby did volunteer work for the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars where she was an auxiliary member.

Ruby graduated from Helmsburg High School and attended Indiana University and Ivy Tech State College. She attended many Elderhostel programs in colleges across the country where she pursued her lifelong interest in literature and writing. Some of her stories are published in BloomingtonOnline.

Ruby enjoyed traveling and visited all but two of the United States, and Canada. She was an avid basketball fan of the Hoosiers and Pacers.

She will be remembered by the family for her monthly newsletters by email giving birthdays and anniversaries for each and every member of the family. She was also responsible for organizing an annual family reunion.

Ruby was a member of the Church of Christ at Highland Village in Summerville, S.C.

Survivors include a son, David Marlett (Nancy) of Gaffney, South Carolina; three step-daughters, Pam Clay and Connie Shields, both of Bloomington and Paula Wheeler of Martinsville; two sisters, Geneva Brummett of Martinsville and Wanda Bowden (Jack) of Bloomington; four grandchildren, Julie May (Lyle) of Bloomington, Gregory Marlett (Jennifer) of Martinsville, Nancy Capps of North Carolina and Robert Marlett of Texas; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Stephen Marlett in 1948 and Timothy Clay in 2010; a great-grandson, Joshua Capps in 1990; two sisters, Clarice Richardson in 1946 and Dorothea Prather in 2001; a brother, Lawrence A. McCoy in 2014; and her parents.

Burial will be in Duncan Cemetery, Brown County at a later date.