Ruby Worthey Milstead, 93, died Monday, June 29, 2020, at her daughter’s residence in Hamilton, MS. She was born September 20, 1926, in Lee County, MS to James William Worthey and Lucy Mills Worthey. She was a life long resident of Monroe County. She retired as an Insurance Clerk for the Aberdeen Hospital after 32 years of service. Ms. Milstead was the oldest charter member of Southside Baptist Church. She loved to cook and sew and loved her family.
She is survived by one daughter Rebecca (Becky) Jenkins of Hamilton, MS; one son James Thomas Milstead, Sr. of Aberdeen, MS; two grandchildren Amy Hester (Todd) of Tupelo, MS and Marsha Mitchell (Jason) of Hamilton, MS; a daughter-in-law Verna Milstead of Louisiana; seven great-grandchildren Jamie Horn, Mary Haylee Brown, Madison Grace Mitchell, Anna Clair Hester, Lance Milstead, Dayton Milstead and J. T. Milstead and a number of great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Thomas R. Milstead (Scooter), one grandson James Milstead, two brothers, and three sisters.