Cagle, Ruby Ellen

Worked For The Tennessee Volunteer Army Ammunition Plant

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Ruby Cagle
Ruby Cagle

Ruby Ellen Abbott Cagle, of Jasper, died on Sunday, November 18, 2018, in a Chattanooga health care facility.

 

The daughter of the late Winton B. and Marion McCaslin Abbott, Ruby was born and spent the first 16 years of her life in Winslow, Maine. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, Ruby and her mother moved to Pearl Harbor to be with her father who had left Maine a year earlier to work as a mechanic on the base there. Shortly after their move, she applied for a job as a secretary and thanks to her exceptional memory and performance during the interview process, she was asked to be a confidential secretary for Admiral Chester W. Nimitz.

 

Ruby’s mother, who worked as a truck driver on the island, returned to their home one day excited to tell her about a nice young mechanic she worked with named Berton Cagle. Ms. Abbott thought he “hung the moon.” Soon, Ruby thought the same, and she and Berton became inseparable - spending their days off riding around the island. They fell in love and were married in October of 1945, a month after the Japanese surrendered.

 

Following the war, Ruby, Berton, and Ruby’s mother moved back to Berton’s hometown of Jasper, Tn. Ruby worked for the Tennessee Volunteer Army Ammunition Plant and supported her husband’s career in public service. Following her husband’s death in 2008 and a stroke she suffered during surgery a few years later, she spent the remaining years of her life at Life Care Center of Hixson where she was often visited by family, friends, and individuals who sought her out to pay tribute to her service during World War II.

 

Though she was unable to attend, Mrs. Cagle was honored recently by the local chapter of Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge. Sons Ben and Danny were at the event.

 

Survivors include her sons, Ben (Jayne) Cagle, of Chattanooga, Danny Cagle, of Jasper and Michael Cagle, of Kimball; grandchildren, Michelle Raulston, of Kimball, Dannette Steele and Ruby McDougal, both of Jasper, Tricia Hinshaw, of Asheville, NC and Michael Cagle, Jr., of Cookeville, Tn.; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

 

A private graveside funeral service was held at Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens in Jasper.

 

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Freedoms Foundation, Chattanooga Chapter, P.O. Box 21443, Chattanooga, TN 37424-0443.

 

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family by visiting www.RogersFuneralHome.com.

 

Arrangements are by the Jasper Chapel of Rogers Funeral Home, 21 East 5th Street, Jasper, 423 942-2682.


Robinson, Gerald Dewayne

Arnold, Annetta

Parks, Eugene


Gerald Dewayne Robinson, 58, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, May 10, 2019, in a local hospital. He attended Howard High School class of 1979. He attended New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist ... (click for more)

Annetta Arnold, 63, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2019, at her residence. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc. (click for more)

Eugene Parks, 82, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2019, at his residence. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc. (click for more)


Obituaries

Robinson, Gerald Dewayne

Gerald Dewayne Robinson, 58, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, May 10, 2019, in a local hospital. He attended Howard High School class of 1979. He attended New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church. Gerald was preceded in death by his father, Winston Gaines; mother, Beverly Hughley; grandmother, Robbie Preston; daughter, Quantel Robinson. Survivors include his son, Diamante ... (click for more)

Arnold, Annetta

Annetta Arnold, 63, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2019, at her residence. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc. (click for more)

Area Obituaries

Manzione, Dolores Helene (Dalton)

Dolores Helene Manzione, age 90, of Dalton, Georgia, departed this life Monday, May 20, 2019 at Dalton Place. She was born Sept. 1, 1928 in Newark, N.J., a daughter of the late Joseph and Helen Cherosnick Tyleski. She was a devoted wife and mother. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles William Manzione. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, John ... (click for more)

Laster, Mitchell Garland (South Pittsburg)

Mitchell Garland Laster, 67, of South Pittsburg, Tennessee, died on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. He graduated from South Pittsburg High School and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from Tuskegee University. He worked for several years as a supervisor at US Gypsum. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hugh and Annie Mae Laster; and his brothers, Hugh Laster, Charles Richard ... (click for more)

Breaking News

One Of Athens Park Bloods RICO Defendants Gets 27 Months In Federal Prison On Gun Charge

Che'Anthony Cannon has been sentenced to serve 27 months in federal prison after being convicted of being a felon with a gun. Cannon, who is one of the Athens Park Bloods members charged in a RICO conspiracy in state court, appeared before Judge Curtis Collier. On Feb. 18, 2018, Chattanooga Police Department detectives encountered defendant Cannon stepping out of a vehicle ... (click for more)

Woman Says McCallum Choked Her, Threw Her Out Of Moving Car

A woman said she was choked and thrown out of a moving car by a man who was jealous that men flirted with her at a bar. Isaiah Ray McCallum, 28, of 2200 Elder St. was charged with kidnapping, aggravated assault, vandalism and interfering with emergency calls. McCallum had prior charges of assault, vandalism and passing worthless checks. In the incident on May 11, the woman ... (click for more)