OBITUARY

Rufus Guy Aliff

May 11, 1929May 7, 2012

Rufus Guy Aliff, 82, of Louisville, passed away Monday, May 7, 2012 at Jewish Hospital.

A native of Roanoke, VA, he was a retired plant manager for Double Envelope Corp, a member of Beechland Baptist Church, and was a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War.

He is survived by his wife, Alice Chisom Aliff; a daughter, Carolyn Hughes (David); a brother, Richard Aliff (Barbara); grandchildren, Emily Hughes Radford (James) and Jeffrey Hughes; and a great-grandchild, Olivia Faith Radford.

A funeral service in Louisville will be held at 7:00 pm Wednesday at Heady-Hardy Funeral Home, 7710 Dixie Hwy. Visitation will be from 2:00 until the time of service. A funeral service will be held in Roanoke, VA at 12:00 pm Saturday at Oakey’s Funeral Home Vinton Chapel, 627 Hardy Rd., followed by burial at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Visitation at Oakey’s will be from 2-8 pm Friday.

Memorial gifts may be made to Beechland Baptist Church.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, May 9, 2012
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, May 9, 2012
  • Visitation Friday, May 11, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 12, 2012
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May 11, 2012

Alice and family - I am so sorry for your loss of a great christian man. I will always remember how he like to cut up. Also, the concern he showed for my mother during her illness and death. Happy to know he is with our Lord, hearing those sweet words, "Welcome, good and faithful servant."
Many prayers to you all.
Beth Jones
Beechland Baptist

Jeff & Cindy (Streble) Edwards

May 9, 2012

Mrs. Aliff and Hughes family,

We were so sorry to hear of Mr. Aliff's passing. I'll never forget his encouraging comments to us when we decided that I would be a stay-at-home mom to raise our children. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss.

TAMMY & MARCUS MORTON

May 9, 2012

TO ALICE& CAROLYN:
I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS OF YOUR DAD & THE OF YOUR FATHER. MAY GOD BE WITH YOU ALL ON THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE. LOVE& GOD BLESS THE MORTON FAMILY.

Susan Hetherington

May 9, 2012

Andre, William, Emily and James,
I am so sorry about your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
Susan Hetherington

Keith & Shy Rice

May 8, 2012

David, Carol & family,
Keith and I send our deepest sympathy to you. There are no words to express our sorrow for your loss. We love you guys dearly and send our love and prayers.

May 8, 2012

Mrs.Aliff, Carolyn, I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Aliff was always so kind to me all those years ago when we were all living there and going to school and church. I have thought about you all a lot thru the years. I will always keep those memory's close to my heart. Dorene Webster Nagy.

Nancy Gilpin-Finch

May 8, 2012

Alice and Carolyn...I am so sorry. I have such fond memories..fishing with Porter and Mary...all the times they let me stop by after babysitting. A lot of sage advice he gave me over the years. Prayers to you and your families.

wendell johnson

May 8, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Bill Gividen

May 8, 2012

May 8, 2012
Marine – Rufus Guy Aliff - Thank you for your service to God, the USA and USMC during Korean War. We the Marines of Ky-ana Det. #729 wishes to extend to you and your family our most sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved family member. May our Lord bring comfort and strength during this time as our Nation thanks you for your faithful service. Take Comfort in knowing that your Marine has taken leave from his earthly home to fulfill the ranks of Heaven's Detachment. Once a Marine always a Marine, Semper Fidelis. Billy G. Gividen, Chaplain #729

Chaplain Richard Reuer

May 8, 2012

I wish to extend to you and to members of your family my deepest sympathy on your loss. May the Lord's loving promises comfort you and give you strength as you walk through this difficult time. On behalf of a greatful nation as an expression of appreciation for the honorable and faithful service rendered by your loved one. “Honoring Those Who Served-Ministry” (If you wish a personalized memorial card mailed to you with history of playing of taps, 21 gun salute, meaning of each fold of the flag as a keepsake, please send me your home address to where the card be mailed. Send to: Chaplain Richard Reuer, 1206 6th St SW, Minot, ND 58701. This is a free service to fallen veteran families.) "Semper Fi"