Ruby Geneva Atchley

Thursday, May 27, 2010

It is with great sadness mingled with hopeful joy that we announce the passing of one of God's most loving, giving, and gentle members of His family, Ruby Geneva Atchley.

Geneva was born February 29, 1932, in the High Community in a log house. She was called home on May 21, 2010.

She and Ronald Hugh Atchley were married August 1, 1954, on the Arkansas/Missouri line near Carr Lane. They began their lives and family together in Wichita, moved to Berryville for many years, and finally resided in West Fork.

Throughout her life, Geneva was known as a hard worker, a loving wife and mother, a kind and caring grandmother, a good friend, and a Christian woman. Although her family and friends will miss her deeply, we know that her pain is at an end and she is at home with God.

Geneva was preceded in death by her father, Clyde Ray; mother Iva Etta Ray; brother Donald Ray; and half-brother Eugene Ray. She is survived by her husband, Ronald Hugh Atchley, of West Fork; her sister Joanne Plumlee and her husband, James, of Lancaster, California; her son Russell Atchley and his wife, Bethany, of Springdale; her son Clyde Atchley and his wife, Connie, of Harrison; her daughter Carol Foshe and her husband, Joe, of West Fork; her son Bret Atchley and his wife, Kim, of Louisville, Texas; her son Kevin Atchley and his wife, Shelley, of Oak Grove; Suzanne Neeley of Prairie Grove; grandson Zachary Atchley and wife, Jennifer; grandson John Atchley and wife, Charlotte; granddaughter Elizabeth Atchley; grandson Brad Atchley; grandson Scott Atchley and his wife, Tonya; grandson Jason Foshe and his wife, Leanne; granddaughter Elaine Glass and her husband, Joe; granddaughter Tonya Shepard and her husband, Paul; grandson James Atchley; granddaughter Rebekah Atchley; grandson Michael Atchley; granddaughter Lauren Cockrell and her husband, Mark; granddaughter Julie High and her husband, Gary; grandson Bryce Atchley; twelve great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and loving friends.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 24 at the Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel in Berryville. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, at the Hale Chapel Building with Brother Glen Ludwick officiating. Interment will follow in the Hale Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service, Inc. Memorial donations may be made to Green Valley Bible Camp, 3100 Monte Ne Road, Rogers, AR 72758. Online condolences may be sent to the family at