P.O. Box 506, 943 Highway 425 North, Monticello, AR71655

Dewayne Rash
February 5, 1954 - June 12, 2024

Dewayne Rash

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Dewayne ''Buddy Ruff'' Rash, age 70 of Monticello, went to be with his Lord and Savior Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, AR. He was born February 5, 1954, in Drew County, AR to the late Richard Chesley Rash and Mamie Marie Clampit Rash.
He was retired from the USDA and also a retired minister from the New Tabernacle Church where he pastored for many years. Buddy Ruff loved hunting and fishing, spending time with his dogs, going to Seven Devils swamp, listening to the Arkansas Razorbacks on the radio eating parched peanuts, listening to the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday night but his greatest love was his Lord. He also enjoyed spending time with his grandkids. They were his heart and soul. Those that knew Buddy Ruff, knew his favorite sayings were ''hot dog'', ''man oh man'' and his favorite, ''don't worry bout it''. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his sister, Brenda Rash Post.
Survivors include his wife Connie Smith Rash of Monticello; two daughters, Lincey Rash Waite and husband Devon of Bryant and Chelsea Rash Acklen and husband James of Pleasant Hill, MO; two grandchildren, Alyssa Waite and Charleigh Waite; a niece, Annalisa Ahee; a nephew, Brendon Hayes and wife Lisa Mele; a host great nieces and nephews; and two special buddies that he dearly loved, his dogs Cotton and Eva.
Funeral services will be 12:00 noon on Monday, June 17, 2024, at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Rash Cemetery. There will be a visitation from 10:00 a.m. " 12:00 noon Monday preceding the funeral service in the chapel. You can sign Dewayne's guestbook registry on this page.
Active pallbearers are Randy Bordeaux, Butch Whitehurst, Chris Robbins, Jessie Griffin, Greg Thomas, Jerry Majors. Honorary pallbearers are Brian Abney, Larry Don Long, Earl King, L.M. Wood, Roger Ray, Tommy Phillips, Van McMahon, and the late Steve Hartness.

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Monday, June 17, 2024
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home
943 Highway 425 North
Monticello, AR  71655
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Funeral Service
Monday, June 17, 2024
12:00 noon
Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home
943 Highway 425 North
Monticello, AR  71657
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Rash Cemetery
Highway 35 East
Monticello, AR  71655
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  1. John & Paige (Hill) Stell
    You are all in our thoughts and prayers. He was definitely one of the good guys!! I know he will be missed by all of you.
    John,, Paige, & boys
  2. Janie & Larry Fuller
    Connie, Chelsea, Lincey, & Family
    We are so sorry about Dewayne passing. We cannot begin to tell you how very much he meant to us. Your all ‘‘s friendship & close neighbors’ love made our lives complete. Dewayne was my good friend & Christian Brother. His steady dependable & honest advice guided me. Dewayne was a good man-all the time! Your all’s close relationships to us & our Rabb Family will always be appreciated & fondly remembered. I know Dewayne is now sitting at the Table with Jesus. We traveled some of the same roads with Dewayne. May God continue Blessing you all with His Comfort & Love.

    Janie Rabb & Larry Fuller
  3. Sharon Hoppers Barnes
    I'm so very sorry to hear of the passing of DeWayne. My siblings and I used to ride the school bus with he and Brenda when we all lived in Winchester Rd. I got to visit his mother Marie Rash several times when she shared the same nursing home as my parents, Rev. and Mrs. Hoppers. Marie showed me the birdhouses DeWayne put by her window so she could bird watch. God bless all the family.
  4. April Block
    Mrs Connie I am so sorry for your loss. I really enjoyed all the smiles from you guys at Breaker. I was looking forward to seeing you guys at the reopening. May God give you strength and peace of mind during this time of bereavement.
  5. Bonita Yount
    Mrs. Connie & girls, so sorry to hear about Mr Dewayne. He was such a sweet man. Prayers for you all.
  6. Pam McDougald
    Connie and girls, I am thinking of you all and praying for you all to have comfort. We all had a lot of fun times on Wood Avenue. Dewayne will be greatly missed.
  7. Kent Davis
    Dewayne has been a friend for a long time, I am so sorry, Prayers
  8. Sara M Hartness
    Connie and family, I am so sorry for your loss. DeWayne was the first person that Steve told me to contact when we found out that there were no other options. I know it will be hard, wish there was something I could do to help.
  9. Jane Jo Summerford
    I am so sorry for your loss. You will be in my prayers.

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