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Aubrey L. Ruggles

Born: Wed., Jun. 28, 1939
Died: Fri., Jan. 5, 2018


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Mon., Jan. 08, 2018
Location: Gaydos Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Mon., Jan. 08, 2018

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Mr. Aubrey L. Ruggles, Age 78, of Tollesboro, Kentucky passed away Friday January 5th, 2018 at the V.A. Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky after an extended illness. Aubrey was born in Ribolt Kentucky June 28, 1939 to the late George Thomas and Mildred May Ruggles.


Aubrey was a lifelong farmer and was manager for the Maysville Independent Warehouse and the Eastern Ky. Tobacco Warehouse in Morehead, Ky. His hobbies included raising a garden and playing dominoes, cornhole and rook. Aubrey was the last surviving member of the Gospel group the Bethel Trio. He was a member of the Bethel Community Church. He was a United States Army Veteran which he so proudly served. Was a graduate of Tollesboro High School Class of 1957. Aubrey loved his grandchildren and adored his great grandchildren.


Surviving Aubrey is his wife of 39 years whom he married in 1978 Thelma Moore Ruggles of Tollesboro, Ky.

Three daughters- Tammy Lynn Ruggles of Tollesboro, Ky.; Malena Ruggles of Maysville, Ky.; and Angela Howard and her husband (Jeff) of Mt. Sterling, Ky.

Four sons- Rex Ruggles and his wife (Paula); Gordon Ruggles and his companion (Tracy) (Applegate); Marty Ruggles and his wife (Connie) and Aubrey Ray (Bub) Ruggles all of Tollesboro, Ky.

Step-son- Charles Butler and his wife (Patty) of Vanceburg, Ky.

Step-daughter- Karen Ammiott of Mt. Orab, Ohio.

Brother- Donald Ruggles of Tollesboro, Ky.

Sister- Bonnie Walters and her husband (Ben) of Sharpsburg, Ky.

Half-brother- George Thomas Ruggles Jr. of Danville, Ky.

Several grandchildren and great grandchildren also survive who will mourn his passing.


Preceded in death beside his parents were two sons- Darren Joe Ruggles and a son in infancy Gene Lee Ruggles, one sister- Carol Doyle and a brother Larry Ruggles


Funeral services will be Monday January 8th, 2018 at 1:00pm at the Gaydos Funeral Home 159 2nd street Vanceburg, Ky. 41179 with Brother Kevin Applegate officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethel Cemetery Ribolt, Ky.


Visitation will be Monday from 11:00am until time of services at the funeral home.

Military graveside rites will be accorded by the V.F.W. Post 5438 Monte Lewis Stamm Vanceburg, Ky.


Pallbearers for Aubrey L. Ruggles will be Jeff Howard, Austin Ferrell, Jonathon Ruggles, Dylan Ruggles, Todd Wisecup, and Mike Ruggles. Honorary pallbearers will be Zane and Zach Ruggles. Condolences may be left at www.gaydosfh.com.


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Douglas and Brenda Toller
   Posted Sat January 06, 2018
So sorry we could not be there with you during this sad time. We will be thinking and praying for all of you. Love you all.

Lovell Grigson
   Posted Mon January 08, 2018
There is so little words can say. But deepest sympathy is yours today. Lovell Grigson "God is our refuge and strength, a very present in trouble"

Bill and Jennifer Castle
   Posted Mon January 08, 2018
We are very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Rodney, Patti, Pam & Terry Earehart
   Posted Mon January 08, 2018
We didn' t know until today.We are all very sorry to hear of Aubrey's passing.

Carolyn Robinson
   Posted Tue January 09, 2018
I am so sorry to hear of Aubrey's passing. I just seen this today. please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love Carolyn

Tim and Joyce Pugh
   Posted Tue January 09, 2018
Sorry for your loss! The family is in our prayers.

Melvin Ruggles
   Posted Sat January 13, 2018
Sure hate I couldn’t be out there. Thinking about all of you.