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Ruby Lois Fairchild passed away on January 17, 2022 in Waco, Texas at the age of 87. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 21, 2022 in the Mexia Cemetery with Rev. Roger Huff officiating.
Ruby was born July 9, 1934 in Heflin, Louisiana to Otha and Mattie (Looney) Harris. She and husband, Sidney Patrick Fairchild, have been residents of the Waco area for many years, where they were longtime members of the Community Fellowship Church of the Nazarene.
Ruby was a loving and dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother, and a wonderful homemaker. She worked for many years in the family restaurants before retiring to her own kitchen. She was a great cook and a gifted seamstress. Ruby was very talented, and became well known, for her beautifully decorated cakes. However, among her favorite joys was making dresses for her granddaughters.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Otha and Mattie Harris; son, Richard Wayne Hughes; sister, Joyce Trevino; nieces, Cindy, Stacy, and Brandi Smith; nephews, Will Wright, Donald Wright, and Justin Seymour.
Ruby is survived by her husband, Sidney Patrick Fairchild; sons, James Larry Hughes and wife, Peggy and Steven B. Hughes and wife, Shara; grandchildren, James Edmund Hughes, Kimberly Nixon, Ashley Boldra, and Blake Hughes; numerous great grandchildren; sister, Gladys Seymour and husband, Huey; nephews, Danny Seymour and Rusty Seymour; and niece, Crystal Seymour.