Ruth Eldine Dycus

January 27, 1932March 26, 2021

Ruth Eldine Dycus

Friday, March 26, 2021, Ruth Eldine Dycus passed in her sleep and kicked the gates of Heaven wide open. We imagine as she fell to her knees in the presence of the King of Kings, she asked her beloved Lord and Savior, "What took so long?

Ruth fought a difficult battle with dementia after having a stroke 2 1/2 years ago. She was ready to go home. If you had the privilege of knowing Ruth, you knew love.

Ruth was born to Carl Dycus and Dottie Legate Dycus on January 27, 1932 in Mayflower, Arkansas. She worked at Maybelline for several years before taking an early retirement to take care of her mom and dad. Ruth is survived by her son, Anthony Dycus (Terry), granddaughters, Carrie Dycus and Brooke Ledford (Gerald), Great-grandchildren, Carley Gunn, Braxtyn McCuien, Nathan Ledford and Haylee Ledford, all of Mayflower.

Ruth is also survived by her brothers, Jimmy Dycus of Mayflower and Leroy Dycus (Gilda) of Roland. She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers and sisters in law, C.J. Dycus (Barbara) and Wilburn Dycus (Dorothy).

Ruth was a devoted member of the Mayflower United Pentecostal Church

Graveside services will be Tuesday, March 30th at 2pm at Mayflower Cemetery with Bro. James Pelkey officiating.


  • Tim Dycus, Pallbearer
  • Braxtyn McCuien, Pallbearer
  • Jeff Cooper, Pallbearer
  • John Brown, Pallbearer
  • Johnny Dycus, Pallbearer
  • Nathan Ledford, Pallbearer


  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, March 30, 2021


Ruth Eldine Dycus

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Lynn Meeks Wharton

March 30, 2021

When I was in my 20’s I told Ruth when I grown up I want to be just like you! She always had a smile for you and a cheerful personality. She loved her family with all her heart. And she was ALlWays ready to hit the road and go some place. She was a joy to be around and she will be missed.

Denean and Chris Green

March 30, 2021

Loved Loved this Lady as much as she loved life! We have special memories that we will always hold dear. God definitely got a good one and we know she is right where she lived to be. Our girls will never forget how special she always made them feel and us too. What a shining light full of joy she was! Prayers of comfort for your whole family and her many beautiful memories she left us all with.

Tiger Landers

March 29, 2021

My prayers go out to Ruth's family in the loss of such a sweet, caring, kind and funny woman. The smile on her face is what I will always remember.

Tiger Landers

Cindy Dycus

March 28, 2021

Aunt Ruth will, definitely, be missed. She always called me “Shirley”, and she would let me hug her, telling me every time ” I don’t usually let people hug me, you know .” I always got a kick out of her!

Those closest to her are in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time.

Jerl &Pam Cato

March 28, 2021

Anthony So sorry to hear the passing of your mother.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Jerl & Pam Cato

Melissa Lopes

March 28, 2021

The memories that go thru my brain when I think of Aunt Ruthie Baby are a mile a minute. She use to go when Memaw to us grand kids to dog patch when we were kids, she was a hoot. I can remember as a kid trick or treating at her house and she always gave us kids a dollar in our sandwich bag of candy lol. She had still done till this day even with our kids. I can remember her always a cookin something up in the kitchen or whatever she was getting into that day. We love and will miss you dearly.

Tresia Long

March 27, 2021

Aunt Ruth treated me like a daughter. Growing up I spent many nights at her house. Granny and PaPa were still living. She took me on vacations (California, Dog Patch, and many swimming trips). She even went shopping with me after I had my kids (to help out ). She helped care for my mom during her cancer battle. Ruth was always giving of herself. She will always have a place in my heart ♥️. I send hugs and prayers to Anthony, Terry, the grandkids, the great-grands and Ruth’s surviving brothers 🙏