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Ruby Long Laird

Ruby Elizabeth Long Laird, age 97 of Acworth, GA, passed away on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at her residence.

Ruby was born on October 19, 1924 in Dalton, GA, daughter of the late Clifford Long and Rose McDaniel Long. In addition to her parents, Ruby was also preceded in death by: her husband, Robert N. Laird; one brother, Clifford Long, JR; and one sister, Nellie Long Griffith. Ruby was a graduate of Red Bud High School Class of 1941. After graduation, she spent time attending Baroness Erlanger School of Nursing in Chattanooga, TN. She then went to work in the U.S. Cadet Nursing Corp during WW2. Later she was employed by Gordon Health Care for over 17 years.

Ruby is survived by: one daughter, Bonnie Laird Greene; two grandchildren, Heather Whatley and Brandon Greene; one great-grandchild, Ashlyn Olsen all of Acworth, GA; and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Private Graveside Services were conducted in Gordon Memorial Gardens.

Ruby suffered from Alzheimer’s for the past 15 years and in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

You may leave the family online condolences at www.thomasfuneralhomecalhoun.com

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My deepest condolences to you and your family. I worked with Ruby for many years at Gordon. May God give you peace during this difficult time.

Carol Murphy Nov 16 2021 11:38 PM

We would like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers have been with you all.

Samantha Lusk and Family Nov 16 2021 10:10 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ruby Laird

Lillie Nov 13 2021 8:14 PM

Dear Bonnie and family, I was saddened to read of your Mother's passing. Our families have grown through the years,
Wilma Bohannon Sexton
( Bertie Long Bohannon's granddaughter)

Wilma Sexton Nov 13 2021 7:13 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ruby Laird

We love Ruby & talking was fun. She was a neighbor & Lady, Prayers Larry & Linda S utherland Nov 12 2021 5:23 PM