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A graveside service for Bessie Lee Smith Ruff, 96, of Mathews, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at Windsor Gardens, Dutton. She died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. 

Survivors include her two sons, Melvin Milton Ruff and William Randolph “Randy” Ruff; a daughter, Judith Lee Johnson; five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

The wake and viewing will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at Howard Funeral Home, Ark.

In lieu of flowers, make a donation to the local humane society or a charity of your choice.