- [S112] Census, 1940.
Name Thomas E Ruffner
Event Type Census
Event Date 1940
Event Place Civil District 1, Morgan, Tennessee, United States
Marital Status Single
Race (Original) White
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Grandson
Relationship to Head of Household Grandson
Birth Year (Estimated) 1935
Last Place of Residence Harriman, Roane, Tennessee
David C Ruffner Head M 62 Tennessee
Bertha P Ruffner Wife F 57 Tennessee
Molee Ruffner Daughter F 22 Tennessee
Earl Ruffner Son M 36 Tennessee
Mildred Ruffner Daughter-in-law F 25 Tennessee
Thomas E Ruffner Grandson M 5 Tennessee
- [S142] Newspaper Article, The Oak Ridger (TN), 15 Oct 2003.
Thomas Earl Ruffner , 68, of Oliver Springs, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Born Dec. 19, 1934, in Morgan County, he was the son of Mildred Emma Brown of Oliver Springs and Earl Ruffner , who is now deceased.
Mr. Ruffner was a self-employed auto mechanic. He owned and operated Trans-tech Volvo Repair Shop in Oak Ridge for many years.
His grandparents, Dave and Bertha Ruffner and Charlie and Bessie Hampton , also died earlier.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Ruffner is survived by his wife of 42 years, Ida Vann Ruffner ; two sons, Randy Ruffner and wife, Melisa, of Oliver Springs, and Ricky Ruffner and wife, Janice, of Lake City; a daughter, Missy McBee and husband, Greg, of Oliver Springs; and by five grandchildren, Matthew Ruffner and Cory McBee, both of Oliver Springs, and Shannon Ruffner , Brittney Ruffner and Kelsey Ruffner , all of Lake City.
He is also survived by two stepgrandchildren, Josh McBee and Katrena McBee, both of Oliver Springs; a brother, Randall Dean Ruffner and wife, Nancy, of Nashville; and by a sister, Sharon Marrow and husband, Dwight, of the Marlow community.
The funeral will be at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003, in the chapel of Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs with the Rev. Ralph Wilson and the Rev. Garvan Walls officiating.
A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 17, at Davis Cemetery in Coalfield.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
- [S58] Marriage Certificate.
Name Mildred Hampton
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 12 Jan 1934
Event Place Roane, Tennessee, United States
Spouse's Name Earl Ruffner