Ronald Lorenzo "Puff" Ruff, 41, of Hayti, Mo., died Saturday, May 31, 2008, at the Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti.
Born May 6, 1967, in Hayti, son of Lila Ruff and the late Ruben Ruff Sr., he was a 1985 graduate of Hayti High School and a member of the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Hayti.
Survivors include brothers and sisters, Ira Dene Ruff, Ruben Ruff Jr., and wife, Jo, Edward C. Ruff Sr., and wife, Jo Ann, Freeda Ruff, Constance Walker and husband, John, Tony A. Ruff and wife, Dionne, Eleanore M. Ruff, Jennifer J. Ruff, Ossie M. Ruff, Curley G. Ruff and wife, Siretha, Elois A. Triplett and husband, Michael, Kenneth L. Ruff and wife, Rachelle, Percy Ruff, James R. Ruff, Ruby M. Martin and husband, Loyd, Robert J. Scruggs, Patricia Johnson and husband, O.Z., Torry Abbot and Prince Grant and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and cousins.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Monday, June 9, at the Cedar Street Missionary Baptist Church in Hayti with the Revs. Kenneth Ruff and Darren Thomas officiating.
Burial was in the Homestown Cemetery at Homestown, Mo.
Pallbearers were Edward C. Ruff II, Quentin Ruff Sr., Byron Ruff Sr., Mike Colin, Harold Bays and Fernando Dunn.
Honorary pallbearers were Rubin Ruff Jr., Edward C. Ruff I, and Tony, Curley, Percy and Kenneth Ruff.
John W. German Funeral Home of Hayti was in charge of arrangements.