Ruby Benton Causey

Ruby Benton Causey

Myrtle Beach, SC 

Ruby Benton Causey, 90, died Saturday, January 11, 2020 at her home. Born May 2, 1929 in Myrtle Beach, she was a daughter of the late Casper Leon and Evelyn (Nance) Benton.

Ruby was the last remaining child at 90 years young, loved spending time with her grandchildren, and enjoyed travelling. She had a love for family, friends, and bridge, and enjoyed bird watching in her back yard and her flowers.

Survivors include two sons, David (Iris) Perry and Mark (Donna) Perry; grandchildren, Richard (Sherri) and Zach (Lacy), Tracie (Patrick), Cody, Cameron (Amber), Chandler (Amanda); nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; sister-in-law, Emma Ann Benton; a special friend, Carolyn Dargan, and many wonderful caregivers, especially her most precious angel, Lauren. She was preceded in death by her oldest son, Lenwood “Woody” Perry, sisters, Dorothy, Alice, Bonnie, & Mary, and brothers, Jimmy and Leon Benton.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at McMillan-Small Funeral Home, with Rev. Everett Douglas officiating. Entombment will follow in Southern Palms Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 12:30-2:00 PM prior to the service.

The family requests memorials to Amedisys Hospice, 391 Seaboard St., Unit 6, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.

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Nancy Dickson
Myrtle Beach S.C.
Created On: 01/18/2020 18:40:50

Ruby and I had been members of the Chicora Book Club for years. Then it became difficult for her to get to the meetings. We all missed her lively conversations and sunny spirit. Ruby will be missed by her friends, community and her family. Sympathy to all who loved her.

Valerie Moliterno
Created On: 01/13/2020 22:03:00

Miss Ruby, as I called her, had an open door policy. She loved her family and friends along with the birds who visited her feeders as well as the flowers she tended. If anyone was sick she'd be there with a homemade bowl of soup. She was always dressed to the nines with a seasonal touch. Her holiday outfits were a tribute to her contagious spirit. She was a wonderful bridge partner and a hoot at the game, win or lose. We will miss her. I hope it's five o'clock wherever she is.

Kelly Strausbaugh
Myrtle Beach
Created On: 01/13/2020 18:12:25

I will miss her laughter. What a grand lady, she was.

Created On: 01/13/2020 16:33:38

Ruby was a wonderful friend. She had great stories and was a part of the rich history of Myrtle Beach. She was a lively dinner companion and never forgot a friend.

LeNell O Rabon
Created On: 01/13/2020 01:02:47

So sorry for your loss! She was a very sweet lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Wanda Anderson
San Antonio
Created On: 01/12/2020 19:23:09

"Nana Ruby"....we all called you that even though we might not have been directly related! You were always so sweet to me and my family and we love you so much. To David, Iris and the rest of the family...Nana Ruby was one in a million...we will always remember all the very special times we were able to spend with her...she will be missed so very much. She's in heaven enjoying herself, laughing at something funny...or making everyone else laugh...she's looking down knowing her job on earth is done...and done well! Love Wanda, Julie, Bart, Sommer, Thomas, Isaiah, Emma, Bailey, Kennedy and Kaleb

Suzanne and Dick Hyre
N. Myrtle Beach, SC
Created On: 01/12/2020 18:42:18

Ruby, you are universally loved, but none more than by your fellow book club members. You have thrilled us newcomers with your stories of early Myrtle Beach and of riding your horse down Oak Street when it was a dirt road. You have presented many wonderful programs about the first hotel, the first Pavilion, the first restaurants.
After meeting you for the first time at our Christmas dinner, one husband said he just loved Ruby. We told him to take a number and get in line.
Your wonderful spirit, your desire to learn, and your open heart will keep you alive in so many.
Suzanne and Dick Hyre

Chris Heuple
Myrtle Beach
Created On: 01/12/2020 03:51:46

Oh Ruby you were loved by so many. I wish I were a poet to tell all the things that were so special about you. You loved life and enjoyed sharing your loving ways with all your family and friends. Friends or dear friends were all treated with Southern hospitality ala Ruby. You raised three sons as a single mother and you were so proud of their successes and their families.

I never met anyone that could so enjoy laughing at their own foibles as you could. One of our last evenings together we were laughing so hard that the Brightwater nurse asked what was so funny - and you said life is fun all the while suffering with an itchy rash. The birds and squirrels are going to miss their regular feedings. You had such a Gardener’s green thumb. Your geraniums were the best I have seen outside SouthAfrica where they were native plants.

I am going to miss you terribly but I will always treasure our special times together. You were a special jewel.

Johanna, Kerstin, & Elisabet Groon of Sweden send their love and condolences to your family and friends as I do too.

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