Published 3:58 pm Monday, February 18, 2013

Ruben Eugene Waren, 79, of Cleveland, Miss., passed away Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at his home.

He was born Aug. 1, 1933, to Claude and Mabell (Meirs) Waren in Rosedale, Miss. He was married to the late Gladys Darlene Register Waren. He was a Rosedale High School graduate and had lived in Rosedale most of his life until moving to Louisiana. He later moved back to Cleveland to retire. He was a U.S. Army veteran, and he obtained the rank of sergeant. Ruben was a self-employed operator of a construction site installation business for many years. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Gladys Darlene Register Waren, two sisters, Geneva Waren and Claudia Hollingsworth, brother Thomas Waren and a daughter, Debbie McMurry.

The family will receive friends at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at the family home at 1304 Memorial Drive for a celebration of life remembrance. Ruben was buried next to his wife Gladys in Beulah Cemetery.

He is survived by daughter Connie Waren Rizzo of Cleveland, son Ronnie Waren of New Iberia, son James Waren of Ringgold, Ga., brother, James Hoyt Waren of Memphis, Tenn., sister Hazel Gilmer of Augusta, Ga., daughter/niece Wendy Waren of New Orleans and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.