Rufus Crymes, age 88, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on February 21, 2012.
Rufus Crymes was a retired insurance agent for Continental Insurance Companies in Nashville and Knoxville, Tenn., Indianapolis, Ind., and Newburg, Ind. He retired in 1968 and moved to Portland, Tenn., where he farmed until 1992, when he moved in Greenville.
Rufus was the seventh child of a family of ten born in Lauderdale County, Ala., to Oscar Dudley and Mattie Clemons Crymes. He served in the Army Air Corps during Word War II. He was married to Edna Smith Crymes from 1944 until her death in 2002. They had two children, Deborah (Roy) Scott of Greenville and Paula (Tom) Mulligan of Indianapolis, Ind. Rufus have five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Rufus was a member of Greenville Baptist Church and enjoyed attending Sunday School. He served as treasurer for American Legion Post #131 Greenville and attended the Senior Citizens every morning for many years.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, February 25, 2012 at Evergreen Cemetery in Greenville. Instead of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Gideons International, in care of Bob Searcy of Lee.
Beggs Funeral Home, Madison Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.