STUTTGART — Rufus Avery, Sr. of Stuttgart, passed away June 19, 2013. He leaves to cherish his memories, his wife of 44 years, Blondell Avery, children, grandchildren and host of relatives and friends. Visitation will be held Friday, June 28, 2013 from 1-6 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral Service will be held Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Allen Temple M. B. Church, 708 N Buerkle Street, Stuttgart, Ark., Rev. Gilbert Byrd, Jr. Officiating. Professional services have been entrusted to C. D. Ross Funeral Home, 416 West 5th Street, Suite A, Stuttgart, Ark., 72160, 870-673-0416, “Where Families are our first priority”.