E. F. Frankie Ruff

November 30, 1929 - August 15, 2012
E. F. Frankie Ruff

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E. F. ìFrankieî Ruff, 82, of Hendersonville died Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at Hendersonville Health & Rehabilitation Center after a period of declining health.

Born in Polk County, he was the son of the late Henry and Ollie Laughter Ruff. He had resided in Henderson County since 1960.

Mr. Ruff was a US Army veteran who served in Germany from 1948ñ1950. He retired from KimberlyñClark Corporation after 19? years. He attended Locust Grove Baptist Church for 38 years and was a member of Dana Baptist Church. Mr. Ruff was an avid hunter and fisherman.

He is survived by his loving wife of 57? years, Sue Pitman Ruff of Hendersonville; his children, David Ruff and his wife, Linda, of Travelers Rest, SC; Gary Ruff and wife, Elizabeth, of East Flat Rock; Janet Gover and husband, Mike, of Hendersonville; Steve Ruff and wife, Cathy, of Inman, SC; and Cindy Ruff of Marietta, SC; six grandchildren; one adopted grandson; and five great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 11 am Saturday, August 18, 2012 at Dana Baptist Church with the Reverend Dan Blackwell officiating. Entombment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from 6 ñ 8 pm Friday at Shuler Funeral Home. At other times, they will be at the home.

Memorials may be made to the Henderson County 4H, 100 Jackson Park Rd., Hendersonville, NC 28792.


Saturday, August 18, 2012
12:00 AM

Dana Baptist Church - Directions
377 Ridge Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792


Saturday, August 18, 2012

Forest Lawn Memorial Park & Mausoleum - Directions
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • August 17, 2012
    Juanita Ruff Wallace says:
    Aunt Sue & Family I'm sorry to hear Uncle Frankie has gone to be with the Lord. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the children. Love Nita and husband Jerry

  • September 17, 2012
    the colleen ruff sweatt family says:
    aunt sue and family, all of the family is sorry to hear that uncle Frankie has passed away. knowing and loving him, it is hard to beleive that he is gone. but we know that he is in a very special place with his brothers and sisters and parents. may your strength in god give you peace and comfortful. nancy sweatt & family.

  • August 20, 2012
    Arley & Shirley Mills says:
    Mike, Janet and family, we are sorry for your loss. We are also sorry that we didn't know in time to come to the services. You're all in our prayers. Love you

  • August 20, 2012
    Judy Stroud says:
    Please know how special Frankie was to me. He was one of the first people I met when I came to Henderson County, when I bought dogwood trees from him. What a great man he was. He will be missed. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • August 20, 2012
    Edith Bayne says:
    Gary and Family, My deepest sympathy. Frankie always had a smile. He will be missed by everyone who knew him.