Bethel Ann Rutledge

Published 5:00 am Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Services for Bethel Ann Rutledge, of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m.Thursday, Aug. 14, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Brookhaven withburial in the church cemetery.

Visitation is Wednesday from 5 until 8 p.m. at BrookhavenFuneral Home on Natchez Drive.

Mrs. Rutledge, 90, died Aug. 11, 2008, at Silver Cross Home inBrookhaven. She was born in Epps, La., on April 25, 1918, to Robert”Bob” Mathis and Sarah Sharplin Mathis.

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She was a homemaker. She was a dedicated mother, a grandmother,a loving sister and was loved by so many friends. She was a memberof Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, SamRutledge; a son, Donald Rutledge and a daughter, BillieRutledge.

Survivors are a son, Rudolph Rutledge; a daughter-in-law, DotRutledge; a brother, Robert Mathis; his sisters, Janie Britt,Pauline Cunningham and husband, Johnny, Mary Jean Mathis and BettySmith and husband, Jewell; her three grandchildren, Kay Rutledge,Glen Rutledge and Ian Rutledge and wife, Melissa; a great-grandsonand a great-granddaughter.