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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.

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  • November 1
    Annual chicken noodle dinner, craft bazaar at Christiansburg church
    4 to 7 p.m. Christiansburg United Methodist Church, 7372 S. Christianburg Road
  • November 1
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 1
    Annual craft, bake sale at Helmsburg church
    9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St.
  • November 1
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • November 1
    Annual bazaar, quilt raffle, bake sale, bean dinner
    10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Goshen Community Church, 2798 Gatesville Road, Bean Blossom
  • November 3
    Nashville Redevelopment Commission
    4:30 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • November 4
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds
  • November 4
    Government offices CLOSED
  • November 4
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    7 to 8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • November 5
    Woodworkers club
    7 p.m. Charlie Roush's Shop, 6987 Christianberg Road
  • November 5
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • November 6
    Gospel jam session
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East, Gnaw Bone
  • November 6
    WRAPS meetings
    7 to 9 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • November 6
    Salt Creek Trail Committee
    10 a.m. BC Parks & Rec. Office, 1001 Deer Run Lane
  • November 6
    Brown County Schools Board of Trustees
    6:30 p.m. Helmsburg Elementary School, 5378 Helmsburg School Road
  • November 6
    Rotary Club
    7:15 a.m. Artists Colony Inn, 105 S. Van Buren St.
  • November 7
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • November 8
    Second Saturday Village Art Walk
    5 to 8 p.m. Downtown Nashville
  • November 8
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • November 8
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 8
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • November 11
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 11
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • November 12
    Mandatory scholarship meeting at the high school
    6:30 p.m. Brown County High School, 235 School House Lane
  • November 12
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • November 13
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • November 14
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • November 15
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 15
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • November 18
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 19
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • November 20
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • November 23
    Nashville Reserve Officers host chili cook-off
    10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nashville P.D., 200 Hawthorne Drive
  • December 13
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road