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Ruby Irene Wilborn

November 29, 1937 — February 4, 2020

Ruby Irene Wilborn

Ruby Irene Wilborn of South Boston, VA passed away February 4, 2020.  She was born in Halifax County, VA on November 29, 1937 and was 82 years of age.  She was the daughter of the late Robert Harris Wilborn and the late Gaynell Lloyd Wilborn.


She was a member of Buffalo Baptist Church and attended Revelation Baptist Church. She was a strong independent woman with a heart of gold and was loved by all.


Ruby Irene Wilborn is survived by:


Mark Barksdale and wife Tammie of South Boston


Donna Short and husband Mark of Nathalie


Margaret W. Barksdale of South Boston

Mildred Wilborn Probst of Virgilina

Five special Nephews

David Barksdale, Mike Barksdale, Brandon Barksdale, J.E. Pulliam and Eric Short

Great Nieces and Nephew

Brook Short, Cherokee Short and Cam Short


***Preceded in death by***

Two Brothers

Raymond Edward Wilborn and Harry Douglas Wilborn

Her loving friend of 44 years

Robert T. Briggs


Joe Barksdale


A funeral service will be held Friday, February 7, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Todd McClure officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery.

 The family will receive friends Friday, one hour prior to the service at Powell Funeral Home.

For memorials please consider a charity of your choice.


Online condolences may be directed to


Arrangements are by: Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.


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Past Services


Friday, February 7, 2020

1:00 - 1:45 pm (Eastern time)

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Funeral Service

Friday, February 7, 2020

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

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