Arnie G. Ruan, age 73, of LaFollette born July 4, 1946 passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at Tennova West Hospital. He was of the Christian faith. Preceded in death by mother, Mary Ann; father, Jerry Ruan; sisters, Lenore, Amelia, Otila, Lupe, Maria, Velia, Andrita and brother, Alfredo Ruan.


Son: Kevin Ruan and wife Jaime

Daughter: Melanie Ruan Mullins

Mother of his children: Betty Ruan

Grandsons: Kevin E. Ruan II and Jared Scott Ruan

Granddaughter: Sydney Leigh Mullins

Sisters: Josefa and Dalia

Several nieces, nephews and cousins

A celebration of life will be held Friday 5 PM to 7 PM at Cross-Smith Chapel.

Condolences may be given online at

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home