|Ruby Camp Law, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wesley Camp, was born July 6, 1907, at Haynesville, Louisiana. She was educated in Louisiana, attending high school and college there. She met Reverend Ashley Law at the Cotton Valley Church in June of 1929. And on December24 that same year they were married in her parents’ home in Haynesville. Julius Raplee, Missionary to South America, performed the ceremony.
Five children blessed the marriage. Ruth arrived on March 22, 1931, and died at age 6. Mary came June 7, 1934. She is married to Reverend Kennon Moody. They have two children and live in LaGrangeville, New York. Sarah was born February 25, 1937, at Ponchatoula. She married Philip Morris. They have two children and live in Phoenix, Arizona. James Thomas was also born in Ponchatoula, on January 2, 1940. He is married, has two children, and is living in Bossier City. John Paul was born October 27, 1942, at Amite. He now lives in Northwest Louisiana State School, Bossier City.
Mrs. Law was the constant, dedicated companion of her husband, serving with him in 12
Louisiana appointments. She passed away on September 30, 1979. Cecil E. Ramey, Jr., a longtime friend, has written of Mrs. Law —
Not one to speak
When silence was the better part,
Yet when she spoke
Her words had meaning.
Balm for the ears and
Strength for the soul,
They sprang from an honest heart
And in them there was truth.
She knew the toils
She loved her garden,
Something of those moments
|Source: Journal of the Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church, 1980, Pages 169-170, by Ed Thomas.|