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Ruby R. Cyrus

Ruby R. Cyrus, 95, of Linden, New Jersey, formerly of Amburg, died on Monday, Dec. 8, 2008.

A graduate of Virginia Union University in Richmond, she had taught in a number of public schools in the Middlesex County area and was a former member of First Baptist Church of Amburg. She was predeceased by her husband, John M. Cyrus Sr., and a stepdaughter, Gloria Cyrus Rose.

Survivors include a daughter, Sylvia Cyrus; a son, John M. Cyrus II; seven grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, 20 great-great-grandchildren, and a brother, Lawrence Johnson.

Services were held Saturday at Second Baptist Church, 200 Locust Street, Roselle, N.J. Interment was in Graceland Memorial Park, Kenilworth, N.J.

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posted 12.18.2008

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