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Mr. Jurell "Peanut" Ruis

July 4, 1939 ~ August 6, 2018 (age 79)
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Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Joseph Jurell “Peanut” Ruis, age 79 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Monday, August 6, 2018.  Mr. Ruis was born in West Green, Georgia a son of the late Joseph Carroll Ruis and the late Meniza Grantham Ruis.  Mr. Ruis was a member of the Church of God Faith, a Veteran of the U.S. Army Reserves and was the retired owner of Tile, Incorporated.   In addition to his parents, Mr. Ruis is preceded by a grandaugther, Courtney Robinson.


Survivors include his wife of sixty years, Joyce Lanelda Clark Ruis of Jefferson, daughters Darlene Clark and her husband Gene of Jefferson, Lynn Shirley and her husband Paul of Clarkesville, and Susan Tuggle-Hansird of Jefferson.  Two sons, Eric Ruis of Jefferson and Chris Ruis and his wife Cassie of Jefferson. Brothers, Johnny, Doc, Buddy, and Marvin Ruis.  Sisters, Marie Kinzer, Prissy Burnette, and Charlotte Carter.  Grandchildren, Lindsey Moore, Mehgan Tuggle, Alex Shirley, Evan Shirley, Madlyn Hansird, Dakota Ruis, Reese Ruis, and Rylee Ruis.  Three great grandchildren, Skyler Grace Robinson, Ansley and Hannah Moore.


Funeral services will be held 3:00 P.M. Wednesday, August 8, 2018 from the Chapel of Evans Funeral Home with burial to follow in Woodbine Cemetery.  Gentlemen honored as pallbearers are Alex Shirley, Evan Shirley, Derek Ruis, Bootie Howard, Mark Howard, Craig Strickland, and Jeff Tuggle.  The family will receive friends 6:00 - 9:00 P.M. Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at the funeral home.


In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the Alzheimers Association National Headquarters, 225 North Michigan Avenue 417, Chicago, Il  60601 or to the Cancer Foundation of North East Georgia, 3320 Old Jefferson Road, Athens, Georgia  30607.


Evans Funeral Home, Inc., 1350 Winder Highway, Jefferson, Georgia. 706-367-5467.

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Donations may be made to:

Alzheimers Association National Headquarters
225 North Michigan Avenue 417, Chicago IL 60602

Cancer Foundation of Northeast Georgia
P.O. Boox 49309, Athens GA 30604

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