July 21, 1928 ~ July 1, 2022

Born in: Buncombe Co., NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Ruby Alline Penland Austin, 93, flew away to glory on July 1, 2022.

She was a daughter of the late Pat and Daisy Penland and was also preceded in death by her son, Herschel Eddie Austin.

She is survived by her four children, Joseph Austin (Debbie), Patricia Chastain (Larry), Joyce Watts, and Linda Raines (Chuck); her grandchildren, Chris Chastain, Crystal Letterman (Mark), Rachael Austin (Jason), Angela Clark (Sam), Austin Raines, Caroleen Crowe and Craig Raines; as well as four great-grandchildren, Eden, Landon, Elijah and Isaac.

She was a hard working mother, and a loving grandmother. She was known as “Giggie” to her grand and great-grandchildren, and was always excited to see them! Gummies or chewing gum could always be found in her purse for her grandbabies. She loved her fur babies also. She attended The Salvation Army Church.

The funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 6, at the Groce Funeral Home chapel on Patton Ave. Pastor Allen Rash will officiate. Interment will follow at Green Hills Cemetery.

Her family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please consider making a contribution towards any organization that helps animals or to the WNC Bridge Foundation (formerly CarePartners Hospice), www.wncbridge.org

Services

Visitation: July 6, 2022 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806

(828)252-3535
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

Funeral Service: July 6, 2022 12:30 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806

(828)252-3535
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

Burial: July 6, 2022 1:30 pm

Green Hills Cemetery
25 New Leicester Hwy.
Asheville, NC 28806

(828)252-9831

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  1. We are so sorry to hear that Ruby passed away she was such a loving and caring person. Ruby had a smile for everyone she met just an all around great person she was .She would help anyone who needed help I am glad I got to know her .Heaven has gained an Angel . We love you Ruby and will sure miss you . Our thoughts and prayers are with the family

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  2. We are so sorry to hear that Ruby passed away she was such a loving and caring person. Ruby had a smile for everyone she met .She would help anyone who needed help I am glad I got to know her .Heaven has gained an Angel . We love you Ruby and will sure miss you . Our thoughts and prayers are with the family

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  3. I’m so sorry to hear that Ms. Austin passed I’m sure she’s in a better place. Prayers for your entire family.

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