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Ruby Mae Lester

Lebanon, VA – Ruby Mae Lester, age 81, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 12, 2021. Born August 3, 1940. She was the daughter of the late John and Bradie Massie. She enjoyed oil painting, cooking, crocheting, sewing and reading books. She enjoyed spending time with her family and attended Old Path Independent Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Lee Roy Lester; step-son: Wayne Lester.

She is survived by her daughters: Anita Farmer and husband Bobby, Rita Mutter and husband Johnny, Lisa Hunt and husband Ricky, Melissa Cantrell and husband Randy, Sherry Stiltner; step-son: Arvil Lester; step-daughter: Anita Wise; sisters: Gladys Puckett, Debbie Taylor and husband David; brothers: James Massie and wife Sally, Leroy Massie and wife Sandra; sixteen grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and a special K-9 companion: Ginger.

A special thanks to Caris Hospice Service, Abingdon Home Health and Abingdon Cancer Center.

Funeral services will be held at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, August 15, 2021 in the Combs-Hess Funeral Service Chapel with Virgil Musick and Bro. David Taylor officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 16, 2021 at Forest Hills Memory Gardens. All those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10:15 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be family members.

The obituary can also be found on our website: and expressions of sympathy can be made on our Combs-Hess Funeral Service Facebook page. Combs – Hess Funeral Service, 291 Highway 71 Fincastle Road, Lebanon, VA 24266 (276) 889-4444 is serving the Lester family.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Ruby Mae Lester, please visit our flower store.


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