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Ruby Bertile Polk

Funeral services for Bertile Polk were held on Monday, February 13, 2017 at Saulters-Moore Funeral Home. Mrs. Polk, 94, passed away from this life on Saturday, February 11, 2017 in Prentiss. The Reverend Earl Clark, Reverend Steve Ellis, Reverend Jon Neal and Reverend Dr. Davis Caves officiated. The musical service was performed by Flaval Rester, Jon and Crystal Neal and Steve and Jennifer Ellis. Interment followed in the Stephens Family Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Daniel Lumpkin, T.R. Russell, Colby Neal, Caitlin Neal, Nathan Bryant and Lance Russell.
Ruby Bertile Polk was born on December 30, 1922 in Lawrence County to Daniel and Missy Herrington Stephens. Mrs. Polk was a retired seamstress and was a member of Station Creek Baptist Church.
Mrs. Polk was preceded in death by her mother and father; three husbands, Thomas Russell, Cleatus Ward and Leo Polk; five brothers; three sisters and one great-granddaughter, Jacy Riley.
Survivors include her daughter, Brenda Loftin and husband, Danny, of Collins; two sons, Danny Russell and his wife, Linda, of Silver Creek and Thomas Russell and his wife, Jamie, of Shivers; one brother, Roy “Toar” Stephens of New Hebron; one sister, Ellisine Saulters of Prentiss; eight grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren and eighteen great-great grandchildren, as well as a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
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