Rufus Bernard Shuman
1946 - 2020
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Rufus Bernard Shuman was born on May 28, 1946 to the late Oscar Shuman and Rosa Pearl Duncan in Allenhurst, Georgia. He departed this life on Father's Day 2020, Sunday, June 21, 2020, surrounded by family.

Rufus attended public schools in Liberty County Georgia as well as New York City and proudly received his certification for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration from Apex Technical School in New York City. He was a jack of all trades but his passion was always air conditioning and refrigeration.

On January 31, 1971, Rufus Shuman was united in Holy matrimony to Mary Shuman. The couple raised their family in Brooklyn, NY, before moving back to his beloved Midway, Georgia. Rufus was a long time member of Baconton Missionary Baptist Church in Allenhurst Georgia and was a member of the male chorus until his sunset on Father's Day 2020.

Rufus Shuman leaves to cherish his memory, Mary, a Loving and Devoted wife of 49 years, his children Tara Shuman Newbould (Dwight) of Hampton, GA, Lisa Shuman of Brooklyn, NY, Devine Johnson (Adreanna) of Virginia Beach, VA; Grandchildren, Javaughn Shuman, Janaysia Trail, Jasmine Newbould, and Lee Trail; Great Grandchild, Ava Powell. Affectionately known as "Rudy Poot", by his large close loving family, he also leaves to cherish siblings; the late Jacqueline Rogers (Clarence), Annette Shuman,

Carolyn Daniels (the late Warren), Linda Ford (Cedric), Marie Taylor (Tony), Valerie Shuman Bellamy, the late Charles Oscar Shuman, the late Robert Shuman, Reginald Duncan (Pamela), Antonio Duncan, Deloris Duncan, Gloria Johnson, Eddie Alvin, Horace Shuman, Arnold Shuman (Janice), Raymond Shuman (Lee), Michael Shuman (Mel), Shawn Washington; one uncle Rev. James Barnard (Juanita) of Pembroke Pines, FL; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends who will miss his very special way of communicating. Sleep in Peace, "Rudy Poot", you are already missed.

Due to Covid 19 Georgia State Rules, The Service will take place outside at:

10am Saturday, June 27, 2020

Dorchester Funeral Home

7842 E Oglethorpe Hwy,

Midway, GA 3132

Viewing:

1pm – 5pmFriday, June 26, 2020

Dorchester Funeral Home

Procession will leave from:

9am, Saturday, June 27, 2020

Baconton Missionary Baptist Church Inc.

20 Tibet Road

Allenhurst, GA 31301

If possible, please wear Blue or White NOT black.

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Published in Coastal Courier from Jun. 23 to Jun. 30, 2020.
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June 27, 2020
It hurt my heart to find out that you passed you were a great person but you are in a better place now may you RIP my prayers is with your family you will be missed.
Tamara Bennett
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June 26, 2020
In remembrance of Rufus Shuman
Valerie asked me; Do you remember my brother Rufus. I knew then something wasnt right. I called Valerie and said yes, thats when I found out Rufus was called home to be with the Lord our Father on the day that is acknowledge as Fathers Day. I did not communicate with Rufus on a regular basis, however when I did see him, he would let me know that we are family Shumans. He was always there when I was going through some unexpected difficult times in my life. I remember Rufus and James Gaulden were always together during any family occasion, they were like brothers. Rufus and I studied the same trade, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration which we both have certifications. Rufus, was very passionate, intrigued, and willing to understand all about his profession. The few moments we did get to talk about Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, I knew that he knew his stuff. May God bless the Shuman family during this untimely loss of Rufus Shuman, our prayers are for the healing of our broken hearts. We will miss you cousin. RIP Anthony (Elaine) Moses and Richard Moses.
Anthony Moses
Family
June 26, 2020
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Elijah Hardge
June 25, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Stay strong Shuman family, and know that Mr Shuman is not gone
and that he will always be with you and looking out for you like he
always did.
Darnell White
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June 25, 2020
Sincere condolences on the passing of your father Tara. May you find comfort and peace during this difficult time.

Samuel and Dekira Rutherford and Family
Dr. Samuel L. Rutherford
Family
June 25, 2020
Although most of us at Piedmont Fayette Hospital DEU/TCU never met Mr. Rufus, we still call him family because of the wonderful words and memories expressed by Tara. Thank you Tara for sharing your dad with us. From our family to your family, we too are grieving. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Eric and the TCU/ DEU family at Piedmont
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June 25, 2020
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June 25, 2020
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Kawana Wilson
June 24, 2020
Condolences to my sister Tara and the entire family. May his soul rest in eternal peace
Peter Rutherford
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June 24, 2020
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June 24, 2020
Uncle Rudy, you will truly be missed. Thank you for everything you have done for me in my Lifetime. Thanks for always calling and checking up on me when Anthony was deployed or any bad weather that came my way. Thanks for loving me like your Niece but also like your daughter. I'm going to truly miss you. Your Nisha.
Tonisha Herbin
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