On May 23, 2008, JOHN W. (JAY), beloved husband of Carrie Ruff. He is survived by one daughter Bettie Riddick, five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, two sisters, Katherine Potts and Gloria Lewis, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, one brother-in-law, other relatives and friends. Friends may call at the family owned Howell Funeral Home, 4600 Liberty Heights Ave., on Wednesday 3-7pm. Family will receive friends at the chapel, on Thursday 11-11:30am. with Funeral Services immediately following.