BELVEDERE, S.C. - Mrs. Frances Blackston Ruffin, 84, of Audubon Circle, entered into rest Friday, September 26, 2008, at University Hospital. A graveside service will be held Monday, September 29, 2008, at 11 a.m. in Pineview Memorial Park with Rev. H. K. McKnight and Rev. Kelly McKnight officiating. Mrs. Ruffin was a native of Augusta, Ga., having made Belvedere her home. She was a member of Bible Deliverance Church and a retired cloth inspector for the Graniteville Company. She was a loving mother and caregiver for her entire family and enjoyed traveling. Survivors include a son, Ernest Anderson (June); a daughter, Linda A. Cason (Roy) all of Evans, Ga.; four grandchildren, Tonya C. Loftis; Ed Cason, Larry Anderson and Shari Fountain; eight great-grandchildren, Travis Cason, Heather Fountain, Lauren Fountain, Josh Anderson, Katie Anderson, Zack Anderson, Ryan Loftis and Barrett Loftis. Mrs. Ruffin was preceded in death by a son, Eric Anderson. The family will receive friends at the funeral home this afternoon from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2607 Commons Blvd., Augusta, GA 30909. Visit the online registry at www.rowlandfuneralhome.com . Rowland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Augusta Chronicle-September 28, 2008