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Edna Ruby (Oglesby) Mackins

January 11, 1928 ~ January 31, 2017 (age 89)

Mrs. Edna Ruby Oglesby Mackins of 2817 Meade Ave Gastonia, NC peacefully transitioned on Tuesday January 31, 2017 at Belaire Healthcare Center in Gastonia, NC.  She was born on January 11, 1928 in York County to the late Clifton Olgesby and Amy “Dina” Aaron.

Edna was last employed in food-service.  She was very devoted to her church where she faithfully served as a deaconess, usher, and sang on the hymn choir.

Edna was preceded in death by her husband, Jeffers Boyd Mackins; one son, Alonzo Mackins; three daughters, Betty Poston, Elizabeth Adams, and Brenda Wade; one brother, Norman Oglesby, Sr. and seven sisters, Rosebud Falls, Bertha Oglesby, Louise Gill, Eunice Allison, Pearl King, Alberta Mackins and Evelynn Smith.  

She leaves to cherish her memories her children, Billie Armstrong of Clover SC, Jeanette Mackins, Verna “Cutter” Brown (Charles) both of Gastonia NC; five sons, Jeffers Mackins (Betsy), Clinzo Mackins (Janet) of Clover SC, Raymond “Buck” Mackins (Sunny), Michael Mackins (Sharon), Virgil Mackins (Sharon) all of Gastonia NC; one brother-in-law, Mr. Alonzo McMackins (Ruth Mae) of Kings Mountain, NC and Christine Olgesby of Clover SC;  forty-eight grandchildren, sixty-three great grandchildren, and one hundred-nineteen great-great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. She raised three grandchildren in her home, Twan Biggers, Michael Mackins, and Billie Mackins; two special grandchildren, Tammy Sherer (Cory) and Billie Mackins who was also her caregiver. 

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