Ruby Luther


Ruby Luther                            Toccoa, Georgia
Mrs. Ruby Benton Stowe Luther entered the presence of her Savior on August 5, 2017. Born on February 18, 1932 in Landrum, SC, she was the daughter of Willie Ellis and Mary Elizabeth Pettit Johnson. She spent most of her life in Stephens County, GA.

She was employed by Belk for 27 years in the Boys and Mens Departments, and was later employed by Arbys of Toccoa for 5 years. She was a founding member of Liberty Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School, was involved in the Ladies Fellowship and Visitation Ministry, and was on the church’s team that taught the After-School Good News Club at Liberty Elementary. She was loved by all the many children she taught over the years. She was an important part of the Woodlawn Bread Ministry for 14 years, and she helped host Sunday dinners at the Grubers’ home for almost 20 years where she offered local college students a tasty dish, a listening ear, and encouragement and prayer support.  Though she never had children of her own, she had many ‘children’ and ‘grandchildren’ around the world. She never met a stranger and loved to tell people about her Savior. A woman of compassion and kindness, the phrase most often heard from her lips was, “You are such a blessing!”

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Alda Allen, husband, Lloyd Benton, husband, Lalon Stowe, and husband, Horace Luther.

She is survived by two sisters, Ruth Norman of Gaffany, SC, and Mary Drewery of Shelby, NC, an adopted grandson, Christopher Vinton of Orlando, FL, a niece, Melinda Price of Cowpens, SC, as well as a number of other nieces and nephews.

In her last years, she was lovingly cared for at her home by a team of caregivers led by Chastity Pitts.

Services will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 2 PM in the Hillcrest Chapel of the Acree-Davis Funeral Home with the Reverend Albert Hudson officiating.  

The family will receive friends at Acree-Davis Funeral Home on Friday, August 11 from 6 to 8 PM. Online condolences can be made at

The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers: Chris Vinton, Steve Hughes, David Simons, Phil Gruber, Michael Collins and Buddy Price.

Interment will follow in Stephens Memorial Gardens with the Acree-Davis Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Ruby Benton Stowe Luther.


  Funeral Service

Saturday, August 12, 2017, 2 PM

90 S. Pond Street, PO Box 130, Toccoa, GA, 30577

Funeral service in the Hillcrest Chapel of Acree-Davis Funeral Home with interment in Stephens Memorial Gardens.

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Clifford and Cheryl Shiflet

Mrs.Ruby was a very special Lady. All of our Children and several of our Grandchildren have special memories of her too,She was loved by so many people,She always told us that she loved us and that we were a blessing but she was the real blessing to us. We know she is with God now, our prayers go out to her family and friends.

 Posted August 12, 2017 - 10:31am
Elaine Dillashaw

Mrs. Ruby was very special to me. She taught Sunday School and Bible School at Calvary Baptist while I attended as a child. She was an influence for me and made a great impact. Prayers are with you.

 Posted August 11, 2017 - 6:33pm
Gene & Brenda Sorrells

Mrs. Ruby was a very special lady. I too have fond memories of her helping our son over the years when she worked at Belk. We were also blessed to attend church with her for years. She has touched many people over the years and she will truly be missed. May God bless and comfort her family and friends.

 Posted August 11, 2017 - 6:08pm
Stuart Ivie

I'll always remember Mrs. Benton. She was always so happy to help me with clothes, from the time I was little until I graduated from high school. Scout uniforms and Sunday suits; she had a hand in what I wore for years and years. I still have a top coat that she measured for me. Rest well, Mrs. Benton.

 Posted August 11, 2017 - 1:05pm
Eloise B. Griner

Mrs. Ruby was a big part of our lives in the days when my children were young. She always had a smile, and an encouraging word. She helped me clothe my children from the children's department in Belk's and when she moved downstairs, she helped us with Boy Scout apparel. Her life was a living testimony of her love for the Lord. Later on, she was a part of the Child Evangelism Good News Club at our school, and I watched her as she greeted each child and spoke encouragement to them. While I will miss her smile and hugs, I can rejoice that she is now walking with Jesus and meeting all those who she taught about all these years. What a great example she has been!

 Posted August 10, 2017 - 6:36pm
Pam and Tim Griffin

Ms. Ruby was an Angel in human form. The sweetest soul you could ever meet. Our last times together in church she was talking about how she was ready to go home. It saddens our hearts to know we will not see her again on this Earth but we are rejoicing for her because she's in Heaven which was her heart's desire and we will meet again. Ms. Ruby, "You were such a blessing", and will truly be missed.

 Posted August 10, 2017 - 10:23am
Carolyn Buffington

There aren't enough words to describe this special lady . She made each person feel they were the most special person God created , served God through serving others without thinking of herself . Ruby and Billy shared birthdays (Feb 18) and she always made him a banana pudding on their birthday . Even this year (2017) she had one of her caregivers bring her to our house so she could share some of her birthday cake with Billy- she has apologized each of the past few years she was unable to make his pudding due to her health issues - always thinking of others . We will miss her sweet smile and voice . Heaven gained the sweetest angel and the celebration will continue for eternity .

 Posted August 9, 2017 - 2:44pm
Bobby and Linda Cash

Our fondest memory of Ms Ruby is her saying " I love you guys"

 Posted August 8, 2017 - 3:37pm
Don & Barb Alexander

Miss Ruby - a true Jesus loving, Bible believing person if there ever was one. Heaven has, once again, received another Angel.

 Posted August 8, 2017 - 12:12pm
George & Sharron Botts Greensboro NC

There is a gospel song that says":Look what I am trading for a mansion". Ruby left this life full of pain and sorrow and gained a mansion in heaven with her Savior. She leaves a precious testimony to be read by others. She served the Lord well and is now home with Him. We will miss her but we are happy for her and will join her one day to sing His praises throughout eternity.

 Posted August 6, 2017 - 4:05pm

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