Lucille Stikeleather Rufty, age 86, of Stony Point, passed away September 17, 2017 at her residence. Lucille was born April 29, 1931, in Iredell County to the late Leroy Dugan Stikeleather and Margaret Sue Burgess Stikeleather. She was retired from the Alexander County School System as a school bus driver for over thirty five years and was a talented seamstress making beautiful wedding gowns and prom dresses for numerous people throughout the area. She was a member at Stony Point United Methodist Church.

Lucille is survived by her husband, Sammie “York” Rufty of the home, three children; Greg Rufty, Anita R. Nicholson (David “Pickle”) and Tim Rufty (Carolyn) all of Stony Point, five grandchildren; Michelle Holland (Shane) of Statesville, Kristie Harper (Chad) of Greensboro, Samantha Kohnle (Steve), Nichole Marlowe (Wesley) and Freddie Moose all of Stony Point; and seven great grandchildren.

A Funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Stony Point UMC, 311 Ruritan Park Road, Stony Point. Rev. Donnie Durham will officiate. Burial will follow in the Stony Point Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00pm prior to the service in the multipurpose building of the church.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations of choice to Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell 2347 Simonton Rd, Statesville, NC 28625, Stony Point UMC PO Box 120, Stony Point, NC, 28678 or Alzheimer’s Association 4600 Park Rd #250, Charlotte, NC 28209.

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Greg:  I was so very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother.  Please know that you and your family will be in my prayers in the days ahead.   Teresa P. Brown - Taylorsville, NC
I am so sorry I can't be with you all tomorrow. We all loved Lucille very much. She was always so much fun to be around and had the funniest stories to tell about her bus children. She always made us feel welcome up there. She still made the best country style steak I've ever had. My prayers are with you all during this time. Love you all.
Jeff & Betty Rufty Keith and Jodi Parker - Garner, NC
Thinking of you at this time.
Peggy Gwaltney Summers - Taylorsville, NC
I met Lucille when I worked at East Jr. High and she drove the bus.  She was very smart and polite.  Very talented and gifted.  So sad to hear of her passing.  She was a great lady.  Her East school friend.  May God be with you during this sad time and great loss. 
Jenny Ball Chapman - Taylorsville, NC

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