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Monday January 29th, 2018
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Graveside Service

Fairview Memorial Gardens Cemetery
Tuesday January 30th, 2018

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Rufus B. Lewis

Rufus Brittie Lewis of Murrieta,CA passed away Monday,January 22, 2018.

He was born in Nail,Arkansas on April 20,1928, son of the late George (Wash)

and Addie (Wages) Lewis. He loved his church and the people were very special

to him. He served in many different capacities throughout his life. He enjoyed

making people laugh with his simple jokes. Game playing with friends was a favorite

pass time. He loved nature and fishing.


Rufus was preceded in death by his wife,Edith Harris Lewis, of whom he

was married to for 60 years.


Rufus is survived by his daughter and her husband, Renee and Greg Smith;

2 grandchildren: Scott Smith and Victoria Patterson; 4 great grandsons: Jesse

and Craig Smith and Cole and Ry Patterson.

Visitation will be held on January 29, 2018 at the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home in Springdale, Arkansas from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.  A graveside service will be held Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 2:00pm at the Fairview Memorial Gardens in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Pastor Larry Mitchell will officiate.  . 


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A Garden Path Vase was sent on January 28, 2018

Glory to God! You are home! Forever love John and Susan Kirby

Expression of Sympathy Jan 28 2018 12:00 AM

A Monet's Garden Table Basket was sent on January 26, 2018

May God rejoice at having his son back home. May he be reunited with all who have gone before. May God wrap his arms around you, as you send your father home with love. We send you all our love and caring, your California family....Rose, Dave, & Christine Hallstone

Expression of Sympathy Jan 26 2018 12:00 AM