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Cornelius E. RUFFIN Sr.

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Cornelius E. RUFFIN Sr. Obituary
NEWPORT NEWS - Cornelius Earl Ruffin Sr., 79 , was born March 21, 1932, to the late Polly and Andrew Ruffin. He departed this life on Friday, May 27, 2011.
He was preceded in death by seven brothers and three sisters.
He is survived by wife, Annie James Ruffin; one son, Cornelius Earl Ruffin Jr. (Debra); four daughters, Corneitta Clark (Bradahoria), Corlissa Ruffin (Charles), Gracie Roscoe (Kieth), and Tracey Edmonds . He is also survived by eight grandchildren, Maurice, Montae, Crystal, Cinclair, Rashad, Kayla, Denaja and Brada; and one great-granddaughter, Ayiona; one brother, Robert Ruffin (Tam); one sister, Mary Lambert; and a dear special friend, June Fykes; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Viewing will be held today (Thursday) from noon to 6 p.m. at Cooke Bros. Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, June 3, 2011, at Gethsemane Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Hampton Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be sent to www.cookebros.com. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in Daily Press from June 2 to June 3, 2011
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