Ruby Ayers

August 24, 1927 ~ March 17, 2024

Born in: Burkburnett, Texas
Resided in: Linden, Texas

Graveside services for Mrs. Ruby Pearl Ayers, age 96, of Linden, Texas, will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 22, 2024 at Caves Springs Cemetery, with Pastor Tim Brown officiating, under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Linden.

Ruby “Tiney” Ayers passed away Sunday, March 17, 2024, at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born August 24, 1927 to Jessie Alan and Flossie Sessums.  She graduated from Pine Tree High School in 1944 and East Texas Baptist College in Marshall in 1948.  She worked for many years at Atlantic Refining in Dallas with her sister from 1948-1952, she then married Donald “Jack” Ayers, the love of her life in 1952, and they had two children: Michael and Kitsy. After marrying Jack, she began working for years at General Dynamics, and Lone Star Federal Credit Union in Lone Star, before beginning her teaching career in 1961.

Mrs. Ayers then finished her education at East Texas State University in Commerce, Texas, earning her master’s degree in education, and found her calling in teaching.  During her 31 years of teaching, Mrs. Ayers taught at Avinger High School for six years, and Hughes Springs High School for 25 years. She taught World, American, and Texas History.  She also taught Typing I and II.  She put her heart and soul into teaching, and so dearly loved her students.  She was the Student Council Sponsor for many years, and was involved in numerous Women’s Clubs, as well as First Baptist Church of Hughes Springs. In 1992, she and her husband of 64 years retired to their beloved farm, where they enjoyed their grandchildren they adored, and continued to raise cattle for many years.

Mrs. Ayers was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Donald “Jack” Ayers; her son, Michael Ayers; her three sisters: Fern Sewell, Maxine Boone, and Mary Jo Woodard.

She is survived by her daughter, Kitsy Caperton (David); grandson, Kyle Caperton (Elizabeth); granddaughter, Kelli Sajnani (Sunny); Five great-grandchildren, that she dearly loved:  Caleb Caperton, Abigail Caperton, Stephen Caperton, Parker Sajnani, and Ruby Sajnani.

The family wishes to acknowledge and give special thanks to Linda Welch Bobo, RN (friend of the family) and her team of nurses, Lashaun, Kayla, and Tachrissa, as well as Heritage Hospice  for their exceptional love and care shown to Mrs. Ayers in her final days.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Caves Springs Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 916 Linden, Texas 75563.



Graveside Ceremony: March 22, 2024 11:00 am

Caves Springs Cemetery
CR 1619
Linden , Texas 75563

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Ruby Ayers 's name.

Caves Springs Cemetery Association

P.O. Box 916




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  1. Candle 2i’m so sorry to hear this, Kitsy. she was such a sweet lady. i can honestly say that i never heard her raise her voice. Lord knows, i don’t see how with some of the goofs she had to try to teach. i’ll pray for ya’ll <3

  2. What a special teacher to me! I had the privilege of being her only student in a class one year and we grew so close. I had the utmost respect and admiration of this beautiful and elegant lady. I know she will be missed by many!

  3. Candle 2Mrs. Ayers was one of a kind. She was always so calm and composed. I know we gave her reason not to be, especially me! I was always messing up on a speed tests and ripping my paper out of the typewriter. I know she will missed by many! Prayers for peace and comfort for the family!!🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

  4. Kitsy, my heart goes out to you. I pray for you and your family in this time of pain and sorrow. I am sure she will be dearly missed.

  5. Candle 1Mrs.Ayers was such a sweet person. Our class of 1977 was lucky to have her in HSHS. I was happy when I got to see her in the tax office, don’t know if she remembers me but I sure did her. She probably remembers I couldn’t type worth a flip. Love and hugs for your family.

  6. I’m sorry to hear of the passing of wonderful Mrs. Ayers, who taught me civics a few years back. I remember her being very kind, and soft-spoken with high school seniors. Family, you have my deepest sympathy!

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