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Bernice RuffNovember 8, 1944 ~ September 21, 2019 (age 74)
Memorial services for Ms. Bernice Ruff will be held on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 1 PM at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Ms. Bernice Ruff, age 74, passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at her home.
Born in Newberry County, she was the daughter of the late Joe Ruff, Jr. and the late Rosine Sims Ruff. Ms. Ruff dedicated her life to Jehovah God on July 4, 1992. Bernice was a member of the North Newberry Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses where she pioneered for 11 years. She attended Pioneer School twice showing her strength, dedication and faith to Jehovah God. Ms. Ruff was a retiree of White Oak Manor. She provided care for 35 years as a Certified Nursing Assistant.
Ms. Ruff was a woman with strength and thoughtfulness. She was mild tempered and a genuine soul who was always kind to others. She loved spending joyful and quality time with her grandchildren, and teaching them about her God Jehovah. Her favorite flowers were pansies. Ms. Ruff enjoyed watching her favorite T. V. Show, Andy Griffith.
Ms.Ruff was predeceased by a brother, Joe Cecil Ruff.
Those left to cherish her memories are her daughters, Aundrea Michelle (Rickey) Kinard of Newberry, SC; Yolanda (Antonio) Sims of Charlotte, NC; sister, Lourine R. Bates; God sister, Annie Rae Sims both of Newberry, SC; granddaughters, Denasia Richelle Kinard and Aralyn Yi'Meria Sims; step-grandchildren, Antonio O. Sims, Jr. and Kiyasha Sims; step great-grandson, Ayden Sims; aunt, Vera Sims of Greenville, SC; nephews, James Bates, Jr., Cliffton (Linda) Bates, Delanda Antonio Cromer; niece, Lynn Ruff; six great nephews, five great nieces, a host of cousins and friends.