Boyd Ruff

Obituary of Boyd Ruff

Boyd Ruff, 86 of Bedford, passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at Bedford Memorial Hospital. He was born on Friday, May 4, 1923 in Bedford Co., a son of the late Burks Lee Ruff and Bessie D. Craddock. He was a retired employee of Rubatex and was a member of Word of Life Evangelical Church. Surviving is his wife, Nancy Virginia Atkinson Ruff; three daughters, Teresa Ruff Whitworth of Goode, Virginia Lynn Ruff Witt & husband, Billy of Bedford, and Jennifer Leigh Ruff Baldwin & husband, Terry of Farmville; five grandchildren, Tanya Cooke, Christy Witt, Michelle Sims & Josh, William Witt, & Tasia Mitchell & husband, Keith; six great-grandchildren, Matthew & Mark Whitworth, Morgan & Kaden Witt, Madison & Alison Sims, two sisters, Erma R. Heck of Bedford, Ruth Mae Dooley of FL; three half-sisters, Lelia Phillips, Mildred Tuthill, Elizabeth May, all of New Jersey. The family requests those wishing to make memorials to consider making a donation to Word of Life Evangelical Church, P. O. Box 1214, Bedford, VA 24523. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 2, 2010 at 11:00 AM at Updike Funeral Chapel, Bedford with Rev. David Whitehurst officiating. Interment will follow in Virginia Memorial Park. Friends may call Thursday after 12 noon and the family will receive friends from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. at Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford
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