The following is an announcement that is from WRJB RADIO in Benton County. Ruby Evans is a long-time member of the Church of God of Prophecy (Rock Church) in Big Sandy, Tennessee. She and her family are life-long friends with our overseer’s parents and grandparents.
“Quite an accomplishment! She has had a rough month health wise, but is improving. Ruby was 83 in May. It was the end of an era at The Benton County School Board Meeting Monday as Ruby Evans took her seat as a board member for the final time. She’s retiring after serving on the Board of Education for 40 years representing Big Sandy.
She was first elected to the panel in 1976. School Board Chairman Joey Cooper stated, “we call her mama so that tells you the special place she has in our hearts and her heart. She’s been a great asset to our county.”
Director of Schools Mark Florence said, “on behalf of our entire school system, our community and especially this board, we appreciate all you’ve done. You’ve been a true blessing to Benton County Schools.”
In her remarks Ms. Evans said “I’ve served 40 years and this is a great board. There’s no reason for you not to continue to be great for the betterment of Benton County Schools. We’ve worked well together and I feel like we’re great friends. I appreciate and love each one of you.” WRJB and WFWL also salutes and thanks Ruby Evans for her 40 years of dedicated service to Benton County Education and wishes her a Happy Retirement!