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“Cassie & I are so sorry for your loss. ”
1 of 5 | Posted by: Mike Tidwell - Columbia, TN

“Sorry to hear of your loss. Barbara(Clyde)Westmoreland ”
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“I am so sorry for your loss. Rubye was a very sweet, kind, gentle lady that I only had the pleasure of knowing for a few years. She was a neighbor...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Sherry Murphy - Columbia, TN

“I will miss you deeply. David, Carmen sends her love. ”
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“Nick,So sorry to hear about your Mom. Thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
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Rubye Mai Blocker Westmoreland, 81, retired employee of DuPont/Spontex and resident of Maple Court, died Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at Life Care Center of Columbia.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 4:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with her grandson, Dr. Derek Westmoreland officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Friday from 2:00 – 4:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorials be made to C.R.E.S.T. Syndrome Research, International Scleroderma Network, 455 France Avenue #266, Edina, MN 55435-4702. Condolences may be extended online at www.oakesandnichols.com.

Born March 14, 1936, in Maury County, Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late Grover Cleveland Blocker and the late Wilna Bishop Blocker. She was a graduate of Culleoka High School and a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include her husband, David William Westmoreland, of Columbia; sons, Nick Westmoreland of Columbia; Eddie (Cathy) Westmoreland of Olive Branch, Mississippi; grandchildren, Hannah (Ryan) Murphy, Tyler Worthington, Tina (Shea) Tandy, Dr. Derek (Tiffany) Westmoreland, and Mark (Laura) Westmoreland; and ten great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Lori Ann Worthington; sisters, Edith Staggs, Alma Massey, and Katie Winchester; and brothers, Ray Blocker, Allen Blocker, Carl Blocker, and Herbert Blocker.

Family and friends will serve as active pallbearers.

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