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Rufus L. Boggs


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Rufus L. Boggs Obituary
Rufus L.
Boggs
June 19, 1930-
July 6, 2018
Columbus, GA- Mr. Rufus Lester Boggs passed away peacefully Friday at Kindred Hospice. He was 88 years of age.
A son of the late Carlos J. and Alice Mitchell Boggs, Mr. Boggs was born in Cogdell, GA and was a United States Veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a dedicated member of the Fourth Street Missionary Baptist Church where served as a Deacon, Usher, with the Hospitality Committee, and PICCM. Mr. Boggs was also one of the co-founders of the Fourth Street Boy Scout Troop. He was a retired manager at the Commissary at Ft. Benning, GA following 20 years service. He was known in his neighborhood as "the Freeze Pop Man" and for video taping weddings and other special occasions for family and friends. Mr. Boggs was a dedicated husband and caregiver to his wife of 56 years, the late Mrs. Essie P. Boggs, He was also preceded in death by his son, Thomas L. Boggs, Sr., one grandchild, Thomas L. Boggs, Jr., a great grandchild, Aubree Brown; and five siblings, Alfred Boggs, Claude Boggs, Sr., Esther Lee Boggs, his twin, Ruth Darden, and Carrie M. Curtis.
Survivors include: Mary Alice Huff (B.J.), Rosalind Dupass, Wanda J. Collier (Michael), Valerie Faye Hardaway (Gary) and Diedre Hightower (Dale); 13 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren; in-laws, Mattie Johnson and Edgar Johnson, Sr. (Equilla); a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
The Homegoing Celebration for Mr. Boggs will be Friday, July 13, 2018 at 12 noon at the Fourth Street Missionary Baptist Church with interment in Green Acres Cemetery. Pastor J. H. Flakes III will officiate. Visitation is Thursday, 2 til 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed at progressivefuneralhome.com.
Published in Columbus Ledger-Enquirer on July 11, 2018
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