of Bono, AR
January 6, 1925 - May 16, 2022
Ruby (Granny) Whitley Hickman, of Bono, was born as a twin in Black Oak, AR on January 6, 1925. She passed away Monday, May 16, 2022 at her home. Ruby was born and raised as a Christian and you could often find her reading her Bible in her rocking chair any day of the week. She was blessed with two children, Judy Hall and Johnny Pratt. Those two children blessed her with five grandchildren, Angel Hall (Gary) Barker, Selina Hall (Tim) Rowell, Jolina Hall (Eric) Brown, Jonathan Pratt and Callison Pratt; five more great-grandchildren, Brittney Rowell (Tim) McNamee, Logan (Whitney) Hall, Hallyn Rowell, Tanner Rowell and Andrew Brown. Then finally, and perhaps her favorites, her great-great grandchildren, Kaydence Garland, Everleigh Hall and Rylan McNamee. Ruby's family was the joy of her life. She was very proud of them and thought they were all so pretty. She would remind them that 'Pretty is as pretty does, so be ye kind'. Ruby was blessed with many other nieces, nephews, close family and friends. She was proud to be a Mom, an Aunt Ruby and most of all, a Granny, and you couldn't find a better one than her. She was such a sweet blessing to each of us.She was preceded in death by her parents, Will and Allie Whitley; her husband, Chester Hickman; her siblings, Arthur, Clora, Buster, J.D. and Ruben; and her son-in-law, Floyd Hall. She is sure to be rejoicing in Heaven with each of them today.Funeral services will be 2 pm Thursday at Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home, 1900 West Washington Avenue in Jonesboro with Stan Ballard officiating. Burial will follow at Philadelphia Cemetery.Pallbearers will be Logan Hall, Tanner Rowell, Andrew Brown, Tim McNamee, Jonathan Pratt and Kiley Dement.Visitation will precede the service beginning at 1 pm.
I knew of Ms. Ruby from my childhood friend Brenda Whitley Mitchell, her father Ruben, was Ms. Ruby's twin brother. Even through I never met her personally I feel I know her. The family will miss this great lady as all that still miss her brother Ruben. I have know doubt the two of them will have a lot of catching up to do on the other side. Sincerely,Gail Cook Crow.
Mrs. Judy, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your wonderful family in the loss of Mrs. Hickman. I feel blessed to have known her and served as her doctor for many years. May all of the many memories comfort and bring joy to you and your family for many years to come.
Judy we are so sorry! Your mother was always so sweet to us even though we are from Brookland! We are out of town but will be praying for you & your family!
Judy, we are sending hugs and prayers to you and your family for the loss of your sweet mother, Mrs. Ruby. She was a precious lady and may your sweet memories bring you much joy and comfort.
So very sorry for your loss. I know you all will miss her greatly! Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during the difficult days ahead. May God give you comfort in knowing you will see her again and may He flood the next few days with good memories made with each one of you.
Wayne and I are so sorry for your loss. She was a great lady. I hope your many wonderful memories of her will comfort you.
Sorry for your loss. Prayers for you all.Sincerely,Robin and Leeann Castleberry
My heart goes out to you for the loss of your dear Granny. I hope your happy memories will help you through this difficult time.
I am so sorry for your loss.
Judy. I am so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful Christian lady. Such memories you have. Kathy
Sorry for the loss of an important family member. The smile on your face when you talk about her. I know that her loss will be hard on the whole family. Know my thoughts and prayers are with you.
All my love and prayers go out to Ruby’s lovely family. She was a truly special lady. She will be greatly missed.
Even though my family moved to Detroit in the early 1950’s,Aunt Ruby treated me with love and kindness through the years.My father was her brother JD Whitley and we would come back to Jonesboro almost every year or so.Aunt Ruby was always the same loving person to us.I would receive birthday and Christmas cards from her regularly.She was a wonderful lady and I loved her and always will.
I am so sorry for this loss. I know for a fact how much each of you loved her and also saw how much she adored each of you. She was a great lady! My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
I am so very sorry. She must have been a special lady. You are all in my prayers.
Danny and I will continue to pray for your family Jo. Our deepest sympathy🥰🌷🙌 we love you, Barbara Hensley
Please accept my sincere condolences, to each and every one of you.
I knew her as, Angel's grandma... she was always smiling and always kind. I know she will be terribly missed by her family and friends, but they know she is rejoicing in heaven!
I'm so sorry for your loss. She was a fine woman. I have fond memories of her from Bethany Baptist Church. May God comfort you.
Loved Ruby so much she will sure be missed!
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. The family will be in my prayers.