Ruthie Lea Yawn

April 05, 1937 - September 29, 2019

Ruthie Yawn

Ruthie L. McGallion Ard Yawn, 82, of Fred, died Sunday, September 29, 2019. She was born on April 5, 1937, in Honey Island, to Lucy Gore McGallion and Samuel Andrew McGallion.  

Survivors include her children, Sherman Ard and his wife, Suzanne, of Silsbee; Janice Chapman and her husband, Richard, of Mayhill, New Mexico; William David Ard and his wife, Lorrie, of Jasper; James Daniel Ard and his wife, Tiffany, of Leesville, Louisiana; and Henry “Sonny Boy” Yawn and his wife, Delicia, of Fred; grandchildren, Rowdy Harper, April Harper, Alyssa Yawn, Theran Yawn, Cannon Yawn, April York, and Adam Robbins; great-grandchildren, Hannah Harper, Patrick Harper, Kaylynn Harper, and John Harper; siblings, Merlon McGallion of Fred; Elvis McGallion and his wife, Lisa, of Evadale; Reverend Welton McGallion and his wife, Donna, of Silsbee; Shirley Winkle of Spurger; Peggy Sharp of Onalaska; and Nita Green of Silsbee. She is preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Clyde Ard and H.R. “Sonny” Yawn; granddaughter, Samara Yawn; sisters, Ruby Cravey, Louise Riddick, Faye Fowler, and Bobbie Horton; and brothers, Leslie McGallion and Elgie McGallion.

A gathering of Ruthie’s family and friends will be 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee. Her funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at Broussard’s, with her interment to follow at Franks Branch Cemetery, Fred.

The family would like to invite all to a reception after the interment, at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, 20468 FM 92 South, Fred.


Broussard's Mortuary - Silsbee, TX
490 Cemetery Road Silsbee, TX 77656
Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Silsbee
490 Cemetery Road Silsbee, TX 77656
Tuesday, October 01, 2019
5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
Broussard's Mortuary - Silsbee
490 Cemetery Road Silsbee, TX 77656
Wednesday, October 02, 2019
10:00 a.m.
Franks Branch Cemetery Franks Branch Cemetery
30.560745 Zzz94.178961

Comments (4)

  • Nancy Tyler

    12 October 2019 at 04:03 | #

    I just found out about Mrs Ruthie. We all just loved her and so very sorry for your loss. I know she will truly be missed as she was a much loved person. Much love to all the family.


  • Jana Winberg

    01 October 2019 at 02:56 | #

    Ruthie was a special person. She almost always had a smile on her face, even when she didn't feel good. She will be missed. Prayers for the family as you both rejoice in her home going and yet mourn her leaving. May you feel God's presence and be filled with peace in the days and months ahead.


  • Amanda Stephens

    30 September 2019 at 19:50 | #

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time and the months ahead. May God bring you comfort, strength and rest.


  • Joyce Lackey

    30 September 2019 at 18:54 | #

    My prayers , thoughts and love are with you all during this time. Ruthie Yawn, you will be truly missed by many.


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