Ellis Conly Rutland

Published 5:00 am Monday, October 29, 2007

Services for Ellis Conly Rutland, of Jayess, are 2 p.m. Sunday,Oct. 28, at Forest Grove Methodist Protestant Church in Jayess withburial in the church cemetery. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge ofarrangements.

Visitation is Sunday from 8 a.m. until the time of the serviceat the church.

Mr. Rutland, 71, died Oct. 26, 2007, at the Lawrence CountyHospital. He was born in Lawrence County on Nov. 17, 1935, to JohnThomas Rutland and Rosie Alice King Rutland.

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He was a retired carpenter and maintenance worker for LawrenceCounty Hospital. He was a member of Forest Grove MethodistProtestant Church, where he was on the Board of Trustees, the Boardof Stewards, a longtime Sunday school teacher, and the founder ofthe church benevolence fund. He was also a Mason and a lifelongresident of Lawrence County.

Preceding him in death were his parents; three brothers; and twosisters.

Survivors are his wife, Mary Cliburn Rutland; his son anddaughter-in-law, Micah and Katie Rutland, of Boyle; his daughter,Amy Rutland, of Jayess; his brothers, Harvey Rutland, of BossierCity, La., Denver Rutland, of Jacksonville, Ark., Carl Rutland, ofJayess; and Harlod Rutland, of Monticello; his sister, ElnerFuller, of Jayess; and his grandson, Kaleb Conly Rutland.

Memorials or gifts may be made to the Forest Grove MethodistProtestant Church benevolence fund.