Vandergriff, Ruby Lorraine Young age 93, of Knoxville, entered into Heaven on Friday, April 4, 2014 surrounded by her daughters at Tennova Residential Hospice. She was born in Bell County, Kentucky and came to Knoxville after the death of her parents when she was 15 years old. Member of Lincoln Park Baptist Church for over 70 years and the Rebekah Sunday School Class.
Preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, A.F. "Mutt" Vandergriff; son, Dr. A.F. "Van" Vandergriff; parents, Carlo and Lottie Young; sisters, Nevada Frole and Opal Gambrel; brother, Carlo Young, Jr.
Survivors: daughters, Pat Wrinkle and husband Jerry of Knoxville, Becky Loree and husband Bob of Nashville; brother, Fred Young and wife Doris of Knoxville; grandchildren, Karen Wrinkle Clapp and husband Steve of Knoxville, J. Britt Wrinkle and wife Beth of Collierville, Matt Wrinkle and wife Laurismar of Knoxville, Kim Alder Murray and husband Jimbo of Nashville, Tiffiny Alder of Nashville; great-grandchildren, Patrick Clapp, Tyler Clapp, Matthew Wrinkle and Laurissa Wrinkle of Knoxville, Brennan Wrinkle and Brittany Wrinkle of Collierville, James Murray, Chloe Murray and Jasten Treece of Nashville; several nieces and nephews, including Jean Blanton of Lexington, KY, Joe Frole of Suffolk, VA, Mark Young of Decatur, TX, Tricia Ward of Mooresville, NC, Donna Cooper of Friendsville, Diane Young of Knoxville, Stephanie Wilson of Miami, FL, Jeff Young of Rock Hill, SC, and Tonie Bayman of Sugarland, TX. The family would especially like to thank wonderful caregivers Emma McMillan and Teresa Hill from Seniors Helping Seniors.
Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Stevens Chapel with Rev. Donnie Douglas officiating. Family and friends will meet 9:45 a.m. Monday at Greenwood Cemetery for a 10:00 a.m. graveside service and interment. Pallbearers: Britt Wrinkle, Matt Wrinkle, Steve Clapp, Patrick Clapp, Tyler Clapp, Brennan Wrinkle, Jimbo Murray and James Murray. Memorials may be made to Lincoln Park Baptist Church Bus Fund, 830 Chicamauga Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Family will receive friends 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at North Broadway.
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