Ruby Louise Gatlin

Monday, December 31, 2007

RUBY LOUISE GATLIN, a resident of Alpena, was born Jan. 13, 1927, in Alpena, a daughter of James W. and Florence E. (Clayburn) Plumlee. She died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2007, in Alpena, at the age of 80.

Ms. Gatlin was a caregiver in the nursing home. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.

She is survived by four sons, George Gatlin, Jr. of Carrolton, James Gatlin of Berryville, John Gatlin of Alpena, and David Gatlin of Alpena; two daughters, Lenetta "Lynn" Wilson of Green Forest, and Debbie Gatlin of Alpena; two brothers; William Plumlee and Dallas Plumlee of Alpena; and one sister, Vida Hurst of Alpena; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.

On Jan. 16, 1946, she was united in marriage with George S. Gatlin who preceded her in death. She was also preceded by one son, Paul Gatlin; two sisters; and six brothers.

Graveside services were to be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2007, at Roscoe Cemetery with Brother Dean Smith officiating under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at