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Lester Riley Ruffin, 75, of Benton passed away Tuesday, Feb. 21.Â He was born Oct. 6, 1936, in DeWitt to the late Lester and Effie Ruffin.
Mr. Ruffin was a "Class A Machinist" and owner of Ruffin Mold and Machine in Benton, a U.S. Air Force veteran, where he served as an aircraft machinist.
He was a Christian.Â
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Tamara Ruff; and a brother, Donald Lee Ruffin, Sr.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Dixie Lee (Henderson) Ruffin; two daughters, Teresa Smith and Tara Fagan and husband Shelby, all of Benton; six grandchildren, Tiffany Smith of Little Rock, Hunter and Andrew Ruff, Emma, Anna and Sarah Fagan, all of Benton; two sisters, Patsy Brown and Mary Jack Adams, both of DeWitt; a son-in-law, Drew Ruff of Benton; several nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.Â
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at New Rosemont Memorial Park in Benton with the Rev. Donald Lee Ruffin Jr. officiating.Â
Roller-Ballard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.Â
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Arkansas Sheriff Youth Ranches, P.O. Box 3964, Batesville, AR 72503; or to a favorite charity.Â
Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/ballard