Celebrating A 100th Birthday During A Pandemic
ADAMS TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – Who doesn’t love a birthday party? How about a hundred of them?
Ruby Shepard has been a resident of Robertson County for (you guessed it) a 100 years and she became a centenarian in the middle of a pandemic.
Known by most as Mammie, Mrs. Ruby Shepard, is a life long resident of Adams Tennessee and the oldest member of Red River Baptist Church, her family says.
Ruby Elizabeth Watts Shepard (aka Mammie) was born on May 26, 1920. Woodrow Wilson was president and Ruby gained the right to vote with the passage of the 19th Amendment.
Married to SF Shepard in 1938, a marriage that would last for 44 years before his death in 1982.
Ruby has 7 children, 5 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren, and she loves them all very much.
Ruby’s hobbies include sewing, quilting, painting, and traveling.
Mrs. Shepard enjoyed her birthday with a parade and opening over 120 cards from family, friends, and well-wishers.
From the staff at Smokey Barn News, Happy Birthday Ruby!