95th birthday

On June 20 Ruby Thompson was honored at a surprise, drive-thru birthday party at Union Grove Baptist Church for her 95th birthday, honking horns and displaying signs with birthday wishes and words of affection. About 150 people participated. Thompson, known as “Miss Ruby,” is the second-oldest member of Lower Creek Baptist Church, where over the years she taught a ladies Sunday School class and was director of the Senior Adults Ministry, and she has been a member for 75 years. She was the lunchroom manager at Lower Creek Elementary School for 28 years and a school bus driver for 26 years. She has four children, Doris Watson, Irene Phillips, Doug Thompson and David Thompson; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. All of her family call her “Mom Tom.”