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Ruth Bufford

   Ruth Ilene Bufford, 81, of Fountain City, went home to be with her heavenly family on Wednesday, November 7.

   Ruth was born in Rockcastle County, Kentucky on November 5, 1937, to Herman and Letha Allen Abney. She married Ernest Bufford on September 25, 1953. They were blessed with four children and 58 years of marriage before his death on December 22, 2011.

   Ruth worshiped at Whosoever Ministries in Fountain City. She was a proud homemaker and enjoyed canning, planning and organizing family meals, storytelling and reading to her grandchildren.

   Ruth will be missed by her daughter, Connie Sawyer and her husband, Greg; son, Todd Bufford and his husband, Eddie Mingua, Jr.; daughter-in-law, Carol Bufford; grandchildren, Stephanie Anderson and her husband, Chris, Erni Bufford, Cody Bufford and his fiancée, Katrina Rhodus, Indy Bufford and her fiancé, Tommy Carter; Cain “CJ” Bufford and his companion, Brittany Page; nine great-grandchildren and another expected in December; one great-great-grandchild expected in 2019; sister, Lucille Pippin; brothers, Bill Abney and Amos Abney; and many other friends and relatives.

   Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Ernest Bufford, on December 22, 2011; son, Ernie Bufford, on October 2, 2016; son, Terry Bufford, on September 15, 2018; granddaughter, Stacey Leah Mosier, on June 18, 2016; sister, Janice Richey and brother, Herman Abney, Jr.

   Family & friends may gather for public visitation from 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Monday, November 12, at Whosoever Ministries, 207 North Green Street, Fountain City. Ruth’s life will be celebrated by Denver Conway beginning at 1:00 p.m., followed by private interment in Willow Grove Cemetery

   Ruth would encourage memorial contributions for Genesis of Richmond or the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, due to the fact that she and her family have suffered tragic losses from domestic violence and Alzheimer’s Disease. Envelopes will be available at the church.


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An A Dream in Pink was sent on November 12, 2018

With loving memories of Aunt Rudy. We love you Love Michelle Utley and Family & Brandy Sifford and Family

Expression of Sympathy Nov 12 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ruth Bufford

Vickie Morefield Seifer Nov 10 2018 12:00 AM

A Begonia Plant was ordered on November 10, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Nov 10 2018 12:00 AM

Prayers for all of you. Aunt Ruth I love you. You were awesome. I Ute did enjoy hearing the stories of you and uncle Ernest and your trips with mom and dad. Yall had a lot of good times together. Until we meet again

Connie Farner Nov 9 2018 12:00 AM

Todd, Connie and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you now and always. I loved your mother so very much. She was themost awesome aunt. She was like my aunt, mother figure and my best friend. We would talk for hours on the phone. About everything.... one of her favorite storieswas when Earnest had her sit on the back of a lawn tool while he ran the mower. He hit a hole and bounced her off.... She was so mad but all he could do was laugh. Another favorite was when they were driving to Arkansas and he was so tired when they stopped for gas he had her drive. When he work up he asked where they were and she told him. He said "What" we went through there hours ago. She had pulled out from the station heading back to IN not AR. And how her and my mom would trade dresses because they each liked what the other had. So many stories. I will so miss those and our talks. It's hard to except that will never happen again.Iso wanted to come up so we could have what her and Connie called our slumber party. We can't do that but she's where she can be with so may other family members. What a reunion that will be.... I loved her and love you all.

Joyce Griffin Nov 9 2018 12:00 AM

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