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Mr. Fred Atkinson Ruppe, 90

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Mr. Fred Atkinson Ruppe, 90 of Cliffside passed away Monday, August 22, 2016.

Born May 28, 1926 in Cherokee Co., SC, he was the husband of the late Mabel Sue Jolley Ruppe and the son of the late Lafar Ruppe and Beula Atkinson Ruppe. He was a member of Prospect Baptist Church where he was a former deacon, a Sunday school teacher and a member of the Senior Men's Sunday School class. He was retired from J C Cowan, a member of the Cliffside Masonic Lodge and was a WW II veteran serving in the US Navy aboard the USS Torrance as a Gunner's Mate. Fred enjoyed life, was kind to everyone, loved children and was devoted to his family.

Survivors include his son, Jim Ruppe of Cliffside; a daughter, Libby Sanders of Cliffside; a granddaughter and three great-grandchildren, all of Cliffside.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a brother, Charles Ruppe and a sister, Almedia Parris.

Funeral services were held at Eggers Funeral Home of Cliffside with Pastor Ernie Cole officiating. Burial followed in the Cherokee Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with military honors provided by the Rutherford County Honor Guard.

Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Height Dr., Shelby, NC 28150.

Eggers Funeral Home of Cliffside is assisting the Family.

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