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Ruby (Tracy-Dickey) Christie, 89, Nashville

Ruby (Tracy-Dickey) Christie, 89, well-known and respected lifelong resident of Brown County, died early Friday morning, March 22, 2013, at Brown County Health and Living Community. Her final hours were spent with her family by her side.

Ruby was born June 19, 1923, in Bean Blossom to James Everett and Blanche (Murphy) Tracy.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert Christie; brothers, James Allen and George Maurice Tracy; and sisters, Olive (Tracy) Voland and Grace (Tracy) Bessire.

Ruby was descended from many early Brown County settlers. Her maternal lineage can be traced to the family of William and Elizabeth (Walker) Murphy, who resided on their property where presently stands Unity Church and cemetery, before Brown County was created from portions of Bartholomew, Monroe and Jackson counties. The Murphy family was enumerated in an 1820 Monroe County census on the aforementioned property which in 1835 became part of the newly formed Brown County. Two of her other ancestral families include those of Joshua and Hannah (Coultas) Tracy and Riley and Elizabeth (Jones) Gordon. The Tracys and the Gordons arrived in Brown County in the 1860s.

Ruby was a member of Nashville United Methodist Church since 1955. She was a longtime employee of both the Colonial Restaurant and Abe Martin Lodge. Her passions and interests included her family, bingo, auto racing, Indiana University and Pacers basketball, travel, flower gardening and visits to Churchill Downs. Ruby was greatly admired and will be missed by everyone whose lives she touched.

Survivors include her son, David Michael Dickey (Judy) of Nashville; sister, Mary (Tracy) Pogue of Nashville; two granddaughters, Robin Jackson of Indianapolis and Tracy (Dickey) Sheets (Delmar) of Bedford; twin great-granddaughters Martina and Delaney; and an abundance of nieces and nephews of multiple generations.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, March 25, at Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home in Nashville, with service at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, preceded by one hour visitation and led by Reverend Fred Haywood of Nashville United Methodist Church. Burial will be alongside her husband in Nashville’s Greenlawn Cemetery, resting place of many family members.

Contributions can be made to BrightFocus Foundation, whose mission is dedicated to macular degeneration, glaucoma and Alzheimer’s awareness, support and research nationwide. Donations can be mailed to Honor/Memorial Gifts, BrightFocus Foundation, 22512 Gateway Center Drive, Clarksburg, MD 20871 or made online at www.brightfocus.org.

  • December 20
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 20
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 20
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 20
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 21
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 21
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains´╗┐
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 23
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 23
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    6 to 7 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • December 24
    Nashville government offices CLOSED
  • December 24
    Christmas Eve Communion service at Becks Grove church
    7 p.m. Becks Grove Christian Church, 8009 Becks Grove Road
  • December 24
    Candlelight service at Helmsburg church Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • December 24
    Candlelight service set for Christmas Eve
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • December 24
    Cordry church hosts candlelight service Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Church of the Lakes, 8844 Nineveh Road
  • December 25
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 26
    Brown County Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    'Interstellar' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 27
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 27
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 27
    'Interstellar' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 27
    Live band at dance barn
    7:30 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 28
    'Interstellar' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 29
    Jackson Township Board
    7 p.m. Jackson Township Board, Trustee's Office, 5765 Carmel Ridge Road
  • December 30
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 31
    Live band at the Playhouse
    8 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • January 2
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • January 8
    Go Club meeting Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • January 10
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • January 14
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • December 7
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.