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Ruby Mayfield, ‘saxophone matriarch,’ beloved friend and journalist, dies

Asheville is mourning the loss of a treasured saxophone player and journalist, known for her compassion, generosity, courageous authenticity and unmatched musical talent. Ruby Mayfield, 66, died Thursday, April 1.

She spent nearly 40 years as a photographer and producer for WLOS and played the saxophone alongside Asheville’s best. Friends and family say she could hold her own against the best anywhere. Citizen Times FOR MORE

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