2 December 2001
From the Nashville Tennessean, Thurs., December 8, 2001
*Names of living survivors has been omitted from the obit.
Ruby Barnard Link was b 12 March 1912, d 2 December 2001
Funeral services for Ruby Barnard Link, 89, of Portland, a retired nurse
technician, were held Tuesday at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home in
Burial was at Old Brush Cemetery in Portland.
She died Sunday at her home of congestive heart failure after a long illness. She is survived by two daughters, 2 son in laws, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A native of Sumner County, she was the daughter of F. C. and Genie Searcy Barnard. She married June 21, 1929, to Samuel Link, who died in 1995.
"My mother was a homemaker until 1970, when she became a nurse technician at Highland Hospital, later called Tennessee Christian Medical Center-Portland," said her daughter. "Until she retired in 1988, she worked primarily in the nursery taking care of newborns. In a rocker she requested hospital officials buy for the nursery, she rocked hundreds of babies the first few days of their lives as only a "Granny" can. She was a lifelong member of Hollis Chapel General Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star.
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