Ruby Marie Kyzer Hornsby Brown


Ruby Marie Kyzer Hornsby Brown was born January 31st, 1920 in Lexington County, South Carolina. She was a daughter of the Paul F. Kyzer and Lila Rickard Kyzer.


On September 17, 1971, Mrs. Ruby Kyzer Hornsby was listed as the living wife in the obituary of Boykin L. Hornsby, Sr.


SUMTER – Ruby Marie Kyzer Hornsby Brown, 95, widow of Boykin Lewis Hornsby, Sr. and Leon Marion Brown, died Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at the home of her granddaughter in Manning. Born in Lexington County, she was a daughter of the late Paul F. Kyzer and the late Lila Rickard Kyzer. She was a member of St. John United Methodist Church and retired from Alderman Drug Company.

Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Nancy H. Hornsby of Sumter; three grandchildren, Elizabeth “Betsy” Hornsby Brown (Stan) of Manning, Rhonda Hornsby Molina of Sumter, and Boykin Lewis Hornsby, III of Flower Mound, TX; four great-grandchildren, Brittany Molina Baker (Dustin), Alexis Sonny Hornsby, and Blake Lewis Hornsby and Cameron Alexander Molina; and a great-great-grandchild, Harley Jayde Baker.  

She was preceded in death by her son, Boykin Lewis “Sonny” Hornsby, Jr.; sisters, Lillie Idelle Price, Cleo K. Smith, Thelma K. Smith, and Isabell Kyzer; brothers, Lonnie Carl Kyzer, Julian Cromer Kyzer, and Leon Paul Kyzer.

Funeral services will be held at 2 P.M. Saturday in the Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Bob Huggins officiating. Burial will be in the Sumter Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Friday at Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and other times at the home of Rhonda Molina, 961 Rockdale Blvd. Memorials may be made to St. John United Methodist Church, 136 Poinsett Dr., Sumter, SC 29150, the Alzheimer’s Association, 4124 Clemson Blvd., Suite L, Anderson, SC 29621, or to the, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060-9979. Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.

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