Martha Patsy Ruley

Mrs. Martha “Patsy” Harper Ruley, age 61 of Portland, Tennessee passed away on August 1, 2022 at Vanderbilt Medical Center. Patsy was born on December 9, 1960 in Springfield, Tennessee to the late Claude and Ezma Briley Harper.

She is survived by children, Benjamin Ruley, III., Anthony Ruley, Kerrie (Terry) Mears, Aaron Michael Ruley and Kelly Long; grandchildren, Taylor Orren, John Tyler Long (Kalyn Warren), Andrew Ruley, Samantha Ruley, Kennedy Ruley; brother, Robert Harper; sister, Peggy (Terry) Brown; sister-in-law, Joan Harper; Pomeranian fur babies, Little Bit and Bear.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Benjamin Ruley, Jr.; brothers, Roy Harper, James Harper, and Virgil Harper; infant sister, Wanda Ann Harper.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, August 6th at 2:00 PM from the chapel of Sellars Family Heritage. Visitation with the family will be Saturday, August 6th from 12:00 PM until time of service.

Arrangements by Sellars Family Heritage at Portland, 610 N. Broadway Street, Portland, TN 37148. (615)325-5010, obit line (615)325-9725. Online condolences can now be made at