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Ruby Pinkston French

Ruby Pinkston French, 86, longtime resident of Okmulgee, died in Tulsa on Monday, May 14, 2007. She was born on February 7, 1921 in Strong City, Oklahoma to Floyd Estelle and Mary Elsie (Duke) Bledsoe. She had been employed as a cook for a nursing home and was a homemaker. She taught Sunday School at the Natura and Preston Baptist Churches. Ruby was a member of the V.F.W. Post 1189 Auxiliary. Her parents, husband Ray Pinkston, daughter Carol Stabb, son Tommy Pinkston, brother Lawrence Bledsoe and sister Norman Carter preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband Jack French of the home, children; Jad and wife Carol Morgan of Okmulgee, Judy and husband Jim Williams of Bartlesville, Peggy and husband Anthony Monahee of Muskogee, Jasper Don and wife Virginia French of Frisco, TX, Sammy and wife Donna French of Carlsbad, NM, Jackie Lynn French of Portland, OR, Linda and husband Jerry Strange of Longview, WA, Debbie and husband Jim Reedy of Carlsbad, NM, Tommy Dean and wife Joetta French of Yocalt, WA, two sisters; Floy Hartman of Tulsa and Joyce Witte of Houston, TX, twenty-nine grandchildren and numerous great and great great grandchildren and other relatives.

Funeral services will be on Thursday, May 17, 2007 at 2 pm at the McClendon-Winters Chapel with Jim Waller officiating. Burial will be in the Okmulgee Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday 11 am until 8 pm. Condolences may be made at