July 24, 2021

Ms. Rubie Dianne Gregory

Ms. Rubie Dianne Gregory, 86 of Carrollton peacefully passed away Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at the home of her nephew.

She was known as Rubie by her family but many fondly knew her as “Fishing Dianne.”

Ms. Gregory was born October 27, 1934, in Suches, GA, a daughter of the late Virgil Gregory and Sallie Harkins Gregory.

She resided for many years at Fairfield Plantation and was honored by naming the fishing lake, Lake Ashley in 1997.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her siblings Lloyd Hastel “Greg” Gregory and Ruth Gregory Bailey and great-nephew Thomas Bailey.

She is survived by her niece and nephews, Linda Gregory (Joe) Rocco, Gary (Lynn) Bailey, Dean (Cindy) Bailey, Robert (Laurel) Gregory, Tony (Beth) Bailey; great nieces and nephews Ali Rocco, Sammi Rocco, Chris Bailey, Mandi Bailey, Jena Nyman and Melissa Marshall; great-great nieces and nephews, Westyn Bailey, Gavin Gregory, Kyra Gregory, Parker Gregory, Emma Marshall, Addie Marshall, and David Marshall.

Rubie Dianne Gregory graduated Valedictorian Woody Gap High School, class of 1955.

She was baptized on June 6, 1963 by Dr. Merritt of the First Baptist Church of Snellville, GA.

She had a 36-year career at Duesenberg Insurance Company, Atlanta, GA. During her lunch breaks, she would go fishing in Piedmont Park.

She moved to Fairfield Plantation in 1996 and joined Midway Church. She had a great fondness for her pastor, Todd Wright. She loved music and enjoyed performing with her harmonica along with buck dancing at family gatherings. She was a talented calligrapher and rewrote the Bible multiple times and gave her writings as gifts. She crafted greeting cards and artwork for those she loved.

Her true calling in life was fishing. She was highly skilled in the art of fly-fishing and was often seen fishing many lakes including Lake Carlton, Fairfield Plantation, West Point Lake, Lake Carroll, Lake Tisinger and she once tangled with an alligator while fishing at Stonebridge Golf and Country Club, Albany, GA.

A very special thank you to Tanner Hospice and caregivers Sandy Turner, Elaine Marshall, and Deborah Thornton for providing passionate care and companionship.

A private ceremony will be held at a later date for family and close friends.

In lieu of flowers, please honor the legacy of Fishing Dianne and take your family fishing.

Those who wish to write memorial tributes may do so at www.stuttsfuneralhome.com.

Stutts Funeral Home of Franklin, GA in charge of arrangements.

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