Reverend Wallace B. Ruff

The Reverend Wallace B. Ruff, 77, of Pomaria, died Wednesday, December 28, 2011, at his residence.

Born on December 20, 1934, in Newberry, he was a son of the late J. Nolan, Ruff Sr. and Pearl Boozer Ruff. Rev. Ruff was a 1977 graduate of Bob Jones University and a retired Baptist Pastor.

He is survived by his wife, Renitia Rawls Ruff; daughters, Jan (Barney) Godfrey of Pickens and Lydia (Randy) Cameron of Arnold, CA; sisters, Annelle Lake of Newberry and Etta Rae Weaver of Sylvania, GA; grandchildren, Lydia (Rickey) Buchanan, Daniel (Megan) Cameron, Michael Timmons (Callie) and Aaron Cameron; a great-grandson, Rickey Lee Buchanan III; a sister-in-law, Hazel (Mac) Dominick of West Columbia; nieces and nephews and a neighbor and special friend, Raymond Smith. Rev. Ruff was predeceased by a sister, Elizbeth Sease and brothers, Earl Ruff, Nolan Ruff, Jr. and Murray Ruff.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 31, 2011, at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Howard Vinson and Rev. David Clark. Burial will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home.

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#10 Sheila Riddle 2012-01-11 09:01
Mrs.Ruff, Jan, &Lydia - I am sorry to hear about your loss! I will always remember Pastor Ruff from St. Paul's days! He always made us feel like we were a big family. Lydia, as I have mentioned to you via phone keep me posted if I can do anything for you all, my heart goes out to you all, and prayers are with you also! Sheila
#9 Don and Janis Berley 2012-01-09 12:30
Renetia and family, We are sorry we did not get to see you during this time in your life. We were in Georgia with the birth of a new grandson. Don worked for many years with Wally and knows that his true calling was to be a messenger of God. We know it was in his heart where he always wanted to be - the ministry of our Lord.
#8 Sheriff Lee Foster 2011-12-31 16:35
Our deepest sympathy is extended to your family. May God contine to bless you. Lee, Carol, Joseph and Amelia
#7 Virginia Reese Porter 2011-12-31 16:26
So sorry to read of Wally's death. I had not seen him since high school but I had fond memories of him and also of you. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Virginia Reese Porter
#6 Kay Oxner 2011-12-30 21:29
Lydia, Mrs. Ruff, Jan, and family,
I was so sorry to hear about Mr. Ruff. My heart goes out to each of you. Hold on to the good memories. I have so many of you all that I cherish. My God comfort you and give you peace during your difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Much love...
#5 Ronnie & Barbara R 2011-12-30 10:05
Dear Renita and Family,sorry to hear about Brother Wally, we continue to pray for you all.
Another soldier has gone home.
#4 Joyce & Oscar Blume 2011-12-29 19:42
Jan and Lydia, we are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for you.
#3 Penney Nichols 2011-12-29 18:58
Mrs. Renitia, Jan, Lydia, and families, we are so very sorry to hear of Mr. Wally's passing even though we know he is no longer suffering. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time.
Love always, Penney and Gilda
#2 Jerry &Josefa Smoak 2011-12-29 13:27
Our Thanks to God for his and Renica,s inspiring ministry to First Baptist Church in Hollywood SC. I'm sure there is rejoicing in heaven at his homecomming.

Love in Christ,
Jerry, Josefa & Tim
#1 Cecil & Leigh Ringer 2011-12-28 22:07
Renetia and family, All the Ruff family -- We are so sorry to learn of Wally's homegoing, but know that ultimately it is a celebration as he is worshipping at the throne. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Cecil, Leigh, and Myra

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