Mary M. Palmer Rutledge, 86, widow of the late S. C. Rutledge, died at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. A. W. Welch, 410 Island Home, yesterday afternoon at 12:45 o’clock. Mrs. Rutledge was born in Hawkins County, Tennessee, November 23, 1839. She was converted and became a member of the Baptist Church at the age of 13 and lived a consistent life for 72 years.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. G. A. Toomey, Miami, Fla., and Mrs. A. O. Child, Powell’s Station; three sons W. T. Rutledge, Thorp, State of Washington; John M. Rutledge, Knoxville, and S. W. Rutledge, Etowah, Tenn.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Glenwood Church Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Dr. J. K. Haynes, of the South Knoxville Baptist Church, will officiate, assisted by Rev. Claude E. Sprague, pastor of the Deaderick Avenue Baptist Church. Pallbearers will be C. A. Child, G. S. Child, Clarence Carroll, Elmer Carroll, Sam R. Toomey, and Jastin E. Rutledge, all grandsons of the deceased.
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The couple was married December 9, 1859 in Hawkins County, TN.