Ruth Maxine Gibbs
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Ruth Maxine Gibbs
  • August 14, 1932 - October 17, 2017
  • Cross Plains, Tennessee

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Ruth Brown Gibbs, 85, of Cross Plains joined the Lord she loved so much on October 17, 2017. Visitation will be at Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Goodlettsville on Thursday, October 19, from 4 pm to 8 pm and again on Friday from 10 am to the hour of service at 12pm.




Mrs Gibbs was born August 14, 1932 to Setton and Aline Forester Brown. Mrs. Gibbs was a Student and Teacher of the Bible and attended Orlinda Baptist Church. She is known for yodeling and recorded her first CD at 75 years of age. Cooking was an integral part of her life. If you visited, you had to be fed! She had a phenomenal love for all children.




In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by half brother Harold Brown, half sisters Virginia Smith and Mildred Jackson and Polly Shelton, son Anthony Gibbs, grandson Travis Britt Cook, great granddaughter Malia Britt Head.




She is survived by husband Richard Gibbs; brother Buddy (Shirley) Brown; daughters Cheryl (Bill) Binkley, Yolanda (Joe) Reid, Farah (Mark) Cook and Dawn Gibbs; grandchildren Lorelei (Jimmy) Pitt, Carrie Callahan, Brandon (Tonya) Gibbs, Katharine (Mike Sandles) Binkley, Emily (Josh) Kelley, Sarah Binkley and Temesa (Jason) Hinkle and 8 great grandchildren.