Florence Penola Hudgins Ruff

Published 8:55 am Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Florence Penola Hudgins Ruff, age 89, of 138 Ruff’s Trail in Rutherfordton, N.C., died Saturday, April 30 at Hospice House in Forest City, N.C. She was a native of Polk County, homemaker and member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Polk County.
Florence was preceded in death by her husband, Lawton Ruff; parents, Logan and Nannie Jackson Hudgins; brother, Anderson Hudgins and sisters, Clara Morgan, Myrtle Bailey, Lillie Roberts, Mattie Odell, Ethel Lawter and Hester Haynes.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Bertha Ruff; Troy Ruff; Ray Ruff and wife, Jean; Joe Ruff and wife, Shirley, and Faye Ruff Hodge, all of Rutherfordton, N.C.; and Bobby Ruff and wife Janet of Columbus; grandchildren, Sandra Duncan of Union Mills, N.C.; Karen Ruff of Charlotte, N.C.; Steven Ruff of Columbus and Leann Wilson and husband, Derrick, of Rutherfordton, N.C.; great-grandchildren, Adam Duncan of Union Mills, N.C.; Bryson and Tyler Laughter of Mill Spring and Kensie Wilson of Rutherfordton, N.C.
Funeral services were Monday, May 2 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, with the Revs. Robert Orr and Todd Lawter officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Steven Ruff Medical Fund, c/o Mountain 1st Bank and Trust, Columbus, N.C. 28722.

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