Euphus Ruth

BRUCE – Euphus Dwight Ruth, 84, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at home. He was born Sept. 22, 1928, in the Old Town community in Calhoun County. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Bruce.

He was a 1947 graduate of Bruce High School and a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean conflict. He was a former manager of the Boyt Cottonwood Ranch in Devers, Texas, a retired co-owner of Bruce Motor Supply and a retired director of BancorpSouth of Bruce. He was a former member of Bruce Lion’s Club, an active supporter of Bruce Schools athletics and a charter member of the David Murphree Chapter of the Sons of the Revolution. He loved the outdoors and was an avid quail hunter and crappie fisherman. He enjoyed life to the fullest and cherished time spent with his family, especially his wife Mattye, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce. Dr. Daniel Hathorne will officiate. Burial will be in Bruce Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Mattye Collins Ruth of Bruce; one son, Euphus Dwight Ruth Jr. of Greenville; one daughter, Deborah Ruth Cain; a son-in-law, Jerry Cain of Olive Branch; grandsons, Jeremy Cain, Joshua Cain, Jordan Cain, Cody Cain and Casey Ruth; two sisters, Mildred Ruth Moore of Marks and Nancy Ruth Turner of Memphis; one brother; B.C. Ruth (Clint) of Cleveland; and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Barney and Flossie Ruth; brother, Dale Ruth; and sisters, Lorene Ruth Burris, Delphi Ruth Inman and Glennie Ruth Harrelson.

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Cain, Jerry Cain, Jordan Cain, Joshua Cain, Brent Harrelson, Allen Jeffery, Casey Ruth and Cody Ruth. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Collins, Noel Collins, Scott Collins, Jimmy Hubbard, Rex Jarrett, Darrell Logan, Dr. Bruce Longest, Bob Peaks, Ricky Vaughn and members of the First Baptist Church of Bruce Men’s Adult Sunday School Class.

Visitation will be from noon to service time Saturday at the funeral home.

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