7/6/14 — Lilbern Clifton Rutledge

Lilbern Clifton Rutledge  Bell +í…ñ-ÛLilbern Clifton Rutledge of Moore County, TN, age 89, passed this life July 4, 2014. Born in Lincoln County on March 28, 1925, he was the son of the late William Christopher Rutledge and Ella Kathryn Mitchell Pearce.

He was a World War II army veteran of the 90th Division who proudly served his country. He loved God, his family, his country, and his farm. He was a long time member of County Line Church of Christ in Moore County.

Mr. Rutledge is preceded in death by two sisters, Frances Howard and Dorothy Oleniczek , five brothers; Wallace “Bud” Rutledge, J.D. Rutledge, Dewey Rutledge, Billy Rutledge and David Rutledge.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Thelma Juanita Rutledge, daughters; Carol (Jimmy) Burton and Bonnie (Ronnie) Darnell of Moore County; grandchildren, Trent (Quintina) Burton of Murfreesboro, Meredith Burton of Moore County, and James Darnell of Washington, D.C. ; great-grandchildren, Tristyn and Aliya Burton of Murfreesboro, one sister, Mary Elizabeth “Bob” Warren of Petersburg; and three brothers, Don (Rosie) Rutledge of Tullahoma, Fred Rutledge of Moore County and Paul (Deloris) Rutledge of Nevada, and many special nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted July 6, 2014, at Lynchburg Funeral Home at 2:00 PM with Leo Bechard and Richard Logan officiating.

Interment will be in the Lynchburg Cemetery.

Visitation will be Saturday evening, July 5, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Lynchburg Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to camp Joy, Friends of the Tennessee Blind School, or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.