Marvin Rutledge

Published 6:00 am Friday, February 20, 2009

Services for Marvin Rutledge, of Baton Rouge, La., formerly ofBrookhaven, are 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at Brookhaven FuneralHome Chapel on North Jackson Street with burial in Holly SpringsBaptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation is Saturday from noon until 2 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mr. Rutledge, 88, died Feb. 18, 2009, in Memphis, Tenn. He wasborn in Louisiana on Feb. 20, 1920, to Alma and MarvinRutledge.

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Mr. Rutledge proudly served his country for five years duringWorld War II serving on the frontlines in both North Africa andItaly. Upon his return from war, he went to college, married andreared his family, whom he devoted his life to. Mr. Rutledgeretired from Rabenhorst Funeral Home in Baton Rouge and duringretirement he returned to Brookhaven where he worked for BrookhavenFuneral Home.

Preceding him in death were his beloved wife of 59 years, NolaIvy Rutledge; his brothers, Belvard, Glynn and Roy Rutledge; andhis sisters, Lillian Gold and Annie Reagan.

Survivors are his children, Marlene Shaw, of Memphis, and JimRutledge, of Baton Rouge; and his sisters, Joyce Ware, of Jackson,Tenn., and Carolyn Landry, of Sulphur, La.; his five grandchildren,Shauna Miller, of Memphis, Ryn Jones, of Baton Rouge, HunterHorgan, of New York, Tracy Rutledge, of Baton Rouge, Emily Shaw, ofTampa, Fla.; his eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces andnephews.