2010-11-04 / Obituaries


John Henry Luff, 83, of Grove Hill died Oct. 28, 2010 at Jackson Health Care Facility.

He was born Aug. 20, 1927. He was a native of Pike County, Indiana. He was a member of Grove Hill Baptist Church. He was a Worshipful Master of Lodge #7 in Grove Hill. He was a mason and a member of Palace Lodge #765, a member of Abba Temple Shrine, the Tombigbee Shrine Club, a Life Member for the past 51 years of Scottish Rite Northern District. He was a Veteran of the Merchant Marines during World War II. He was a retired hospital administrator for the Grove Hill Memorial Hospital.

Survivors include his wife, Helen L. Luff, Grove Hill; two sons, Richard (Amy) Luff, Heritage, Tenn., Ronald (Vickie) Luff, Springfield, Ill.; three daughters, Lynn (Jay) Temple, Malabar, Fla., Lana Bonomo, Melburne, Fla., Lori (Chris) Weaver, Grove Hill; one brother, Claud Luff, Owensville, Indiana; two sisters, Ethel Pogorzelski, Stow, Ohio, Dosha Luff, Evansville, Indiana; eight grandchildren, John Richard Luff, Adam Luff, Ronald Luff II, Nick Luff, Emma Fagan, Todd Temple, Clay Weaver, and Emily Sheffield; one greatgrandchild, Chance Sheffield.

He was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.

The service was Oct. 30 at 2 p.m. at Lathan Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in the Magnolia Lawn Cemetery in Grove Hill with Masonic rites performed. An online guest book may be signed at www.lathanfuneralhomes. com.

Active pallbearers were his grandsons.

Honorary pallbearers were the Masons and the John Becton Grove Hill Baptist Church Sunday school class. (41-1tp)

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