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William K. Ruggles

former co-owner of Murray-Ruggles Funeral Home, now Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home, Arkadelphia, Arkansas, died April 19, 2011, at age 83. Ruggles was a World War II veteran serving with the 11th Airborne Paratroopers in Japan. In 1950, he graduated from Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science and later purchased the funeral home with his wife. He was past president of the Arkansas Funeral Directors Association, Arkansas Burial Association and former member of the Arkadelphia Chamber of Commerce, chairman of Clark County Red Cross, vice president of Selected Life Insurance Company and board member of Selected Financial Properties. He is survived by wife Ramona, son Murry and five grandchildren.