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560. Ruby Lee DILLARD was born on 18 November 1911 in Texas.239 She died on 27 September 2008 at the age of 96 in Mesquite, Dallas County, Texas.229

Ruby's birth certificate #52341 is on She was born at Ladonia, Fannin Co, TX and named Ruby Lee Dillard, 18 Nov 1911. Her father was William Ganey Dillard age 22, b. in Tennessee; her mother was Viola Fry, age 17, born in Texas. She was their first child. Viola was the informant and made affidavit that all of the above was true.

In Lois Pippin Haden's autograph book.
Ladonia Tex. Oct. 7, 1928
My dear cousin:
Although I have made several attempts to write in you "mem" book, and have never finished my job. But not knowing much to say I'll do my best.
I'll always think of you as a true and trusted cousin. And as we have had so many good times, I'll not call any special attention to them. Always remember you have a true friend in your Cousin.
Ruby Lee Dillard
P.S. I hope for you much success and happiness in your life to come
Be a good girl
Live a good life,
Marry a worthy boy
Be a good wife
Ruby Dillard
When you marry
And live on a hill
Send me a kiss
By the whipporwill.
Forget Me Not.

1940 Census. Justice Prec 4, Ladonia, Fannin, TX, ED 74-21, p.15A, Hh 369
Lemuel Huffines, age 40, b. TX. Lived in Ladonia in 1935. Cabinet Maker
Ruby, age 28, wife
Billie Joe, son, age 7

Don Haden remembered this name. Charlene Parks thought some kin of Fonnie & remembered they lived in Dallas - she did find Ruby living in a nursing home.
Found in Lois Haden's keepsakes: Newspaper Clipping: Hugo, OK, Sept 18. Marriage licenses, recently issued to Texas couple at the Choctaw county court house: Lemuel Huffines and Ruby Dillard both of Ladonia. (no year given - in a photo album containing dates 1930-31-32)

Ruby Lee DILLARD and Lemuel Dewey HUFFINES were married. Lemuel Dewey HUFFINES240, son of Will HUFFINES and Willie [HUFFINES], was born on 1 May 1899 in Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas.241,242 He died on 9 March 1971 at the age of 71 in Mesquite, Dallas County, Texas.

There was a Hershel Huffines, born 1907 living in Ladonia. He had two siblings, both older. Ruby is said to be born before 1920 (older than James Fry b. 1920) and Huffines was somewhat older. Hershel married Sadie Davis. I have not discovered any connection.

Charlene Parks' letter from Ruby Huffines gave date of death of Lemuel.

His death certificate states his father was Will J. Huffines; mother was Mary W. Milner. His occupation was that of a welder with U-Haul Company. Ruby was the informant.

Ruby Lee DILLARD and Lemuel Dewey HUFFINES had the following children:



Billy Joe HUFFINES (private).