Rockco Funeral Home

805 Birmingham RD, Centreville, AL


Rufus Edmond Kornegay

21 February, 19432 February, 2020

Rufus Edmond Kornegay, age 76, of Centreville, Alabama passed away on Sunday February 2, 2020. Rufus was born February 21, 1943 to Meigs Kornegay and Sue Willie Steward Kornegay. He is survived by his wife, Katherine Kornegay; daughter, Kristin Heath; grandson, Jacob Kornegay; sisters, Peggy K. Wallace(Alton), Susie K. Butler and Katherine K. Ryals. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Glen David Kornegay and sister, Shirley K. Hudson.

Visitation for Rufus will be held Thursday, February 6, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Four Points Baptist Church, Maple St, Centreville, Alabama. Funeral service will at 11:00 AM. A graveside service will be held at the Alabama National Cemetery, 3133 Highway 119, Montevallo, Alabama at 2:45 PM.


  • Visitation Thursday, 6 February , 2020
  • Funeral Service Thursday, 6 February , 2020
  • Graveside Service Thursday, 6 February , 2020


Rufus Edmond Kornegay

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Kenny and Linda Hill

8 April 2020

Dear Family of Rufus,

I think about Rufus from time to time. I wanted to share some of the things I remember about him.

A lot of them have to do with driving down the dirt road to the lake. We would see his truck and knew he was nearby looking for gold. We'd always stopped and looked for him. Also on that road was all the various animals that he would cut out, paint and hang, nail, place, put somewhere throughout the woods. We always looked to see if anything new was placed out there. All the kids and grandkids would count to see how many they could find.

Now to the truck, if you needed something, he had it somewhere in his truck. He always had an auction deal with him and would share his findings with all of us at the lake.

So many of us enjoyed his wood carvings, totem poles, jewelry, etc. He had a talent to make things that others could enjoy.

Most of all I remember his stories. He had so MANY of them. I don't know that I ever heard one twice. Rufus was a dear friend. His kindness, smile and laughter will be missed, but remembered by all who knew and loved him.

Rufus, so long our friend. You are missed.
Kenny and Linda Hill

Earle Ashe

9 February 2020

I live in Selma, and now also Dothan, but, remember Rufus for about 15 years at the Maplesville Auction. He was always friendly, nice and smiling and usually wearing a Bama cap...………... Roll Tide and God Bless! Deepest Sympathy!

Della Patterson

6 February 2020

So sorry to hear of this passing. I did not know Rufus, but knew his wife Katherine for many years. My heart goes out to Katherine and her family ,as I have personally experienced the death of my husband. Prayers for peace and comfort during this sad time. People may die, but memories last a life time.

Glenda Allen

5 February 2020

Katherine , so sorry for you and your family's loss. You are in our prays

Naomi Ferguson

5 February 2020

Our condolences, Katherine and family, in the loss of you husband, father and grandfather. You will be in our prayers as you start a life without your Loved One. Sincerely, Truman and Naomi Ferguson

Angeline Glass

4 February 2020

Mr Rufus was a great man and friend I've known him for years he came to the auction all my life I have alway fixed his food he eat I have always cook at the auctions over the years we have had a lots of laughs and memorys , make he Rest in peace. I'm sorry for y'all loss my thoughts and prayers are with his family. Rufus you have done your work on this earth so go Rest high on that mountain.

Debbie Crews

4 February 2020

Such A Wonderful Uncle - I have fond memories of Uncle Rufus, From the times I was young visiting my Grandmother to the last days. He was his mama's baby boy and he was spoiled rotten by her and his 4 Sisters. He loved hamburger steak and French fries and his Mama had them ready when he walked through the door. I don't know if they had frozen fries back then but I peeled a lot of potatoes! 8-9 years ago I moved to Centreville and discovered what a an awesome person he was. He loved his family , (especially Jacob) lake life , auctions, panning for gold , digging for treasures , guns, hunting , and watching old westerns. His talents were many and included carving anything from totem poles, bears and elephants to carving rocks into arrowheads and tomahawks . And, he made beautiful jewelry! He loved to paint and draw and I will always treasure my painting from him . This is probably not all of his hobbies and talents but all I can think of right now. Everyone I meet in this town knows Rufus Kornegay and has a story about him, whether it was back in his football days or some kind of mischief they had been into! I loved his story telling and looking at the many treasures he found and brought over to show me. He would help anybody in any way he could and was a friend to so many. He was married to his sweetheart for 50 years and she was with him till the very end. And, in the end , he never gave up. He left this world a winner! Who reading this can even come close to having the adventurous life that Uncle Rufus did? Not me , and not many. Katherine , Kristin and Jacob , my prayers are with you all. RIP REK