Jackie Eargle PDF Print E-mail

Jackie Ruff Eargle, 63, wife of Gordon Eargle, entered rest eternal on the morning of June 28 at her home in Prosperity.

Born on August 17, 1955, she was the daughter of the late Walter “Jack” Eugene Ruff, Sr. and Ruth Livingston Ruff. She graduated from Mid-Carolina High School and Midlands Technical College. Jackie was a lifelong member of St. Philip’s Lutheran Church where she served as a leader for the Partners in Christ Youth Group and taught Sunday School. She taught at Lewis Preschool and worked as a substitute teacher at Mid-Carolina Middle and High Schools.

Jackie was a devoted wife and mother, actively involved in the life of her family. After completing her daily crossword puzzle, she spent her days giving her time and attention to all those around her. She was dedicated to supporting her parents, in-laws, and many other relatives as they aged. She loved cooking and found great delight in preparing and sharing a meal, she was an excellent hostess and entertainer. She enjoyed traveling and taking family vacations; when she heard the word “go” she would pack her bags. With grace and courage, Jackie persevered through illness, spending her moments savoring family and friends. She did not let cancer dominate or define her life and legacy.

Left to cherish many wonderful loving memories are Gordon, her husband of 43 years, children, Jaclyn (Russel) Sease and Eric (Briana) Eargle, grandsons, Jackson Sease, Elon Sease, and Gordon Sease. She cherished her grandsons and relished each opportunity to be with them. Jackie was excitedly awaiting the arrival of her first granddaughter due in August. She is also survived by her siblings, Walter “Bo” (Darlene) Ruff, Mary Dawn (Randy) Mills, and Henry “Tugg” (Nancy) Ruff, in-laws, Elona Rhame and Neal (Kathey) Eargle, and many special nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was pre-deceased by her parents, and in-laws, Elon and Floy Eargle with whom she was exceptionally close, and a precious grandson, Samuel Eargle.

The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to Dr. Asim Amin, Madhavi Parikh, PA, and the staff at Levine Cancer Institute of Charlotte for the exceptional care they provided. As well, a special thank you to Lutheran Hospice for their compassion and guidance.

The family will be at the home and will receive friends at McSwain Evans Funeral Home, Monday, July 1 from 5:00 – 7:00pm. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 2 at 3:00pm, at St. Philip’s Lutheran Church by the Rev. Terry Amick. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Philip’s Lutheran Church Family Life Center, 2461 St. Philip’s Church Road, Newberry, SC 29108.

Honorary pallbearers will be nephews, Skipper Livingston, Justin Ruff, Robert Rhame, Reece Eargle, Seth Eargle, and Ion Ruff.



#52 Casey Chapman 2019-07-02 21:32
Gordon and family. I am so sorry. I just found out that Jackie had passed. I pray that God will give you strength, comfort and peace in this difficult time. If there is anything that I can do please let me know. All of the good times we had together will never be forgotten!
#51 Murriel Shealy 2019-07-01 17:41
Our prayers,thought s,and sympathy are with you during this difficult time. Jackie was such a sweet lady. May your wonderful memories help you through the days ahead. Clifford and Murriel Shealy
#50 Anthony Matthews 2019-07-01 13:45
Prayers to all of you at this time. Anthony & Sebrena Matthews
#49 Susan Wicker 2019-07-01 13:30
Gordon and Family,
So sorry for your loss.
Jackie was a special lady and will be missed by many
Brett and Susan Wicker
#48 Rose&Chuck 2019-07-01 13:14
Gordon and family,we are so sorry to hear about Jackie.We pray God will be with each of you.
#47 Kathy Boland 2019-07-01 07:52
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God will bless you with His comfort and give you strength. Hang on to the many precious memories you have made over the years.

In Deepest Sympathy,
Kathy Boland
Ryan Wicker
Scotty and Nicole Hooks and family
#46 Janice Smith 2019-06-30 22:20
My thoughts and prayers for the family. May the Lord wrap his loving arms around you all during the days ahead. Jackie was a wonderful lady and heaven has gained a beautiful angel. God bless. Janice Smith
#45 Phyllis B Jolley 2019-06-30 21:55
Gordon & family - Sending sincere sympathy, love & bunches of hugs. May God, family & friends provide comfort & peace during this difficult time. Jackie will be in our hearts always. God bless, Phyllis
#44 Jean Bedenbaugh 2019-06-30 17:58
Gordon and family, I am so sorry to hear about a Jackie. She always smiled and never gave up. A very special angel watching over you.
#43 Robbie Koon DeFreese 2019-06-30 14:20
Gordon & Family, so sorry for your loss. You & your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May you find comfort in knowing others care.

Dan & Robbie DeFreese
#42 Jimmy Dawkins 2019-06-30 12:23
Gordon and family, Jackie was a sweet friend who put up a great fight and made the most out of her life. She loved to talk about her family. Cherish the wonderful memories! Love and prayers during this difficult time and always!
#41 Von and Kathy Dennis 2019-06-30 11:42
Gordon and family, May God’s peace comfort all of you!!
#40 Dennis Fowler 2019-06-30 10:33
Gordon I was shocked to hear of Jackie's death. Many fond memories of our school days. I am truly blessed for having known her. Vicki and I are keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
#39 Dennis Fowler 2019-06-30 10:31
I was shocked to hear of Jackie's death. Many fond memories of our school days. I am truly blessed for having known her. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
#38 Glenn Kunkle 2019-06-30 07:20
Love annd sympathy to all of you. Jackie was an exceptional lady who will be missed by many. She was always a joy to be with. Her presence filled the room. St. Philip's has lost another devoted member of our family of faith.
#37 Carlene Styles 2019-06-30 04:59
Gorden and family,
Ronnie and I are deeply saddened by Jackie’s passing. She was a lovely person that we always enjoyed her company! She is now resting in the arms of Jesus.......no more pain or battling cancer! Prayers for all of her family. She will be missed.
#36 Sims & Kathy Peel 2019-06-30 02:38
So sorry for your loss. You are in our hearts and prayers. May God be with all of you.
Sims and Kathy Peel
#35 Sharon Riley McCollu 2019-06-29 22:51
Prays for comfort and strength to all if the family. I will always have treasured memories of Jackie and Gordon and the kids with our family. Love, Sharon
#34 TERRIE S MAYER 2019-06-29 21:55
Gordon,Jaclyn,M ary Dawn,Tugg,Bo,an d family.....
Please accept mine and Johnny's sincere sympathy. We will always remember Jackie
as FUN-LOVING and a true SWEETHEART who never failed to share a smile and a hug anytime we saw her.

acceptance,and Peace.

Much love,
Terrie and Johnny

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#33 Edward Graham 2019-06-29 21:31
So sorry to hear of Jackie’s passing. The Ruff family was a big part of my life growing up! She was a special lady that was truly loved.
#32 Lynn Grimsley 2019-06-29 18:50
I am so very sorry to hear of Jackie's passing. She was always so kind to me when I saw her at school or in the community. She leaves a beautiful legacy in the many lives that she touched. Praying for you all and sending love. Lynn Grimsley
#31 Dean Lominick 2019-06-29 18:39
What can we say that makes this any easier. We, at St. Philips, dearly lov d Jackie and her family. I have known her all my life and can say that she was an exceptional individual that loved her family and her church. She cared for her parents as they aged and devoted her self to serving others at home, at church and in her vocation. She will be missed at church and at home.Our sympathy goes out to her family and rest assured that she is celebrating in heavenly homecoming with friends and family.
#30 Pat Mccullough 2019-06-29 17:32
I was so sorry to read about Jackie, she was always so
Nice to me and I will miss seeing her around town or
having lunch . You all are in my prayers.
Pat Mccullough
#29 Kenny long 2019-06-29 17:21
I will always remember that big smile Jackie had.She always made every one feel important and was great at being sensitive to every ones needs. Its hard to express how much she will be missed, but she was much loved by every one that knew her.Kenny
#28 John Lindsay 2019-06-29 16:28
Gordon, I am so sorry to hear about Jackie. She always exuded such a positive attitude every time we spoke. Her smile will be missed. God’s Peace.
Johnny Lindsay
#27 Lynn & David Riber 2019-06-29 14:50
Gordon and Family,
You have our deepest sympathy and sincere condolences.
#26 Jenny E. Braswell 2019-06-29 13:16
Gordon,Jaclyn,E ric,Mary Dawn,Tugg,Bo,& Families, I am so saddened by your loss of sweet Jackie. Knowing her since she was a teenager was such a treasure. She was such a special person! May God's promise of eternal life with Him comfort you and give you peace. Jenny & Jimmy Braswell
#25 Mandy Kunkle linger 2019-06-29 09:59
My sympathy, thoughts, prayers, and love to Gordon and the family... She was such a joy to know and be around.. She truly loved Jesus and teaching HIS word.. Lots of memories with the youth group and Sunday school.. Cherish the memories..
#24 Lori Ricard 2019-06-29 09:59
My sympathy and prayers are extended to the family. Jaclyn and Eric, I have such fond memories of Jackie during the years I had the pleasure of teaching you. What a wonderful parent supporter she was not only for the two of you, but the many other students that she touched during the years she substituted. What a sweet wonderful lady.
Lori Ricard
#23 Jana & Art Jayroe 2019-06-29 09:58
We are so sorry for your loss. Jackie was a wonderful person and always a joy to talk to about any subject. She will be missed.
#22 Julia Easterlin 2019-06-29 09:23
Gordon and Family,
I am saddened to hear about Jackie. She was a precious and sweet friend who I always enjoyed running into and catching up on family. Jackie truly loved and adored all of her family.
I am praying peace and comfort over each of you.
With deepest sympathy,
Julia Cook Easterlin
#21 Pam Bush 2019-06-29 09:08
Gordon and family, we are so sad to hear of Jackie's passing. She was such a beautiful person and was so brave in her fight! Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
David and Pam Bush
#20 Don & Debbie Dennis 2019-06-29 08:40
Gordon & family, we were so sorry to hear about Jackie.
Keeping you & the family in our prayers.
#19 Pastor Paul Wollner 2019-06-29 08:30
Jackie truly shone the light of Christ every day of her life. She was such a faithful servant and friend. Our prayers are with all who grieve.
#18 Norma Price 2019-06-29 08:27
Oh my goodness, this breaks my heart. She was such a special lady who kept me updated whenever I saw her about her family. My thoughts and prayers are with you in the days ahead.
#17 Linda Hendrix 2019-06-29 08:01
My deepest sympathy and prayers for this dear lady’s family! I only knew her a short time but knew she was a special person! Rest In Peace with no pain!
#16 Mike and Debbie Grah 2019-06-29 06:31
It is so hard on the family to lose a loved one and we pray you find peace knowing Jackie is in her new home with God. Love to you all.
#15 Margaret/Heber Long 2019-06-29 05:45
Dear Gordon and Family, we are so saddened and shocked over Jackie’s passing. Did not know she was so ill. Please know that many prayers are being lifted for you. The last time I saw her was when her mother was in the nursing home. I visited them several times. I have always loved Jackie’s loving ways and her kindness. May God wrap His arms around you. Love, Margaret and Heber Long
#14 Jeffrey Kent Sutton 2019-06-29 03:21
Our deepest condolences from Jeffrey, Monica, & Reuben Sutton
#13 Cindy Fulmer Hall 2019-06-28 23:34
Praying for all of you!
#12 Lonnette Turner 2019-06-28 20:54
Im so very sorry to hear of Jackies passing. Each of you have my deepest sympathy. May God give you strength and peace in the coming days and weeks ahead.
#11 Edith Hawkins 2019-06-28 20:24
Gordon and family, my sincere sympathy is extended to you and your family. I enjoyed talking with Jackie, she indeed was a fighter. I know she is playing with her grandson and smiling down on all of you.
#10 Guy & Kathie Rister 2019-06-28 19:58
Gordon and family,
So sorry to hear of Jackie's passing. Such a beautiful lady gone too soon. Love and prayers to you all for peace and comfort for the days ahead. God Bless
#9 Sherri Ogle 2019-06-28 18:57
Gordon & Eric,
I was so sorry to hear that she had lost the battle. She was a lovely lady. Take care!
#8 Lee Koon 2019-06-28 18:11
We are so sorry for your loss. Jackie was a wonderful person. I always enjoyed talking to her. We are sending our thoughts and prayers to all of you during this difficult time.
Jay, Lee, and Jaylee Koon
#7 Sheriff Lee Foster 2019-06-28 17:32
We are truly saddened to hear of Jackie's passing on to the other side. What a fighter she was. I always enjoyed talking with her and hearing of your family, of whom she was extremely proud. I was so happy to have called her my friend for so many years and my heart breaks for her passing. She is not in pain nor is she having to fight. My love goes out to all of you. Lee, Carol, Joseph, and Amelia
#6 Becky Wicker 2019-06-28 16:42
Gordon and family, I'm so very sorry to hear of sweet Jackie's passing. She's dancing in heaven with her mama and daddy and free of the nasty "C". I'll be praying for y'all to find comfort.
#5 Becky Smith 2019-06-28 15:52
Davey and I are so sorry to hear of Jackie's passing. Please know we are praying for the family. Jackie was a beautiful woman inside and out. A kind hearted woman. She will be missed by all.
#4 Connie A Rayfield 2019-06-28 15:38
So sorry for the passing of Jackie. Your in my thoughts Gordan.
#3 Becky pugh 2019-06-28 15:20
Gordon and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family
Becky and John Pugh
#2 Cathy Derrick Shealy 2019-06-28 14:14
Thoughts and prayers for all of your family. May peace be with you.
#1 George W Dawkins Jr 2019-06-28 12:15
Gordon, I am saddened to hear of Jackie's passing. I extend my condolences to you and your family. Jackie was a wonderful friend with a beautiful heart. Her kindness and generosity shared with everyone will be deeply missed.