Waynesville – Lula Brock Ruff, 76, passed away on Thursday, April 7, 2022, at Maggie Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Leah was a native of Haywood County and a daughter of the late James Carroll Brock, Sr. and Sybil Tabor Brock. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Jimmy Brock. Leah worked at Hazelwood Presbyterian Church as a custodian. She loved word puzzles, reading, cross stitching, and working with her hands. She was well known for “her homemade fudge” and a devoted mother and grandmother.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Hank Ruff; one daughter, Susan Ruff of Canton; two sons, Thomas C. Ruff (Jennifer) of Goose Creek, South Carolina and James Ruff (Carolynn) of Summerville, South Carolina; a sister, Wanda Ammons of Waynesville; two grandchildren, Elizabeth and Cameron Ruff; many nieces and nephews; and a dear family friend, Dolly Roberts.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, April 11, 2022 in the Waynesville Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with the Reverend Patrick Womack officiating. Burial will follow at Green Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association, 26 Broadway 14th floor, New York, NY 10004 or to the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Association, 1236 Ginger Crescent, Virginia Beach, VA 23453.
The care of Mrs. Ruff has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Homes of Waynesville.