Melody Ann Traylor Ruff, 56, of Benton was born June 21, 1955 in Little Rock, the daughter of the late Robert and Dorothy Goins Traylor. Melody passed from this life to be with her heavenly father on Jan. 31. Mrs. Ruff was a member of Faith Rebekah Lodge #59 and served as past Noble Grande. Melody was also a past President of Rebekah Assembly of Arkansas and a member of Ridge Crest Baptist Church.
She leaves behind her husband of 31 years, Ardy Ruff, her three sons and their families, Bobby Shell and wife Dawn, along with their children Baley and Dale, Levere Ruff and wife Rachel and their son Harrison, and Joel Ruff and wife Jennifer and their son Gabriel. She is also survived by one sister, Melissa Johnson and husband Ricky, her nieces, and nephews, and many other family members and special friends.
A memorial and celebration of her life will be held at Park Place Baptist Church in Bryant on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 4 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her memory to Habitat for Humanity of Saline County.
Online guest book: www.ashbyfuneralhome.com 
Family Comments: Mrs. Ruff loved her husband very much and wanted to thank him for everything he did for her. She also loved her three precious boys and their families. She was so proud of them and could always find a reason to brag about them and their accomplishments. The pride and joy of the life was her four grandchildren, Baley, Dale, Harrison, and Gabriel. She enjoyed having them around and was always eager to tell anyone who she talked to about the latest thing they had done. Melody was very devoted to her family and will be greatly missed by all of them.