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Rufus J. Smith (Buddy Rufus)


Rufus J. Smith (Buddy Rufus), the son of the late Rufus and Della Smith, was born on November 6, 1945.

He departed this earthly life on September 18, 2022.

He grew up in Maysville and attended the Jones County Public School system. Buddy Rufus as he was known to all was fun-loving and enjoyed family and friends. Buddy was always willing to lend a helping hand when called upon.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Vina Mae Smith, Frances Rebecca Smith, and Dorothy Bell Chappell.

He accepted Christ and joined Mt. Olive Christian Church under the leadership of Rev. Alton Fennell.

He leaves to cherish his memories his Nephews, William & Jacquelyn Smith, Frankie Smith, Nieces, Brenda Collins, Doris & Greg Sorey, Katrina Hendrix, and a host of other family and friends


Visitation will be held on September 27, 2022, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Kahlert Funeral Chapel in Maysville. Funeral Service will be held at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at Mt. Olive Christian Church in Maysville. Interment will follow the service at White Oak Cemetery in Maysville.

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