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Billy Joe Rutland

Services for Billy Joe Rutland, of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m.Saturday, Sept. 1, at Providence Baptist Church in Lawrence Countywith burial in the church cemetery. Brookhaven Funeral Home is incharge of arrangements.

Visitation is Friday from 6 until 9 p.m. at the church.

Mr. Rutland, 71, died Aug. 30, 2007, at Haven Hall Nursing CareCenter. He was born in Ruth on July 24, 1936, to Ham Rutland andLoubirta Givens Rutland.

He was a production manager with Transcontinental Oil. He was amember of Providence Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the UnitedStates Army.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his brother, Hobson E.Rutland; his niece, Rhonda Ray Simpson; and his nephew, TimothyRutland.

Survivors are his daughter, Teresa James Harvey, of Brookhaven;his brother, Gordon Rutland, of Jayess; his sister, Rose Ray, ofBrandon; and his grandchildren, LeWaire, Erica Jo and Rebecca.