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Hartselle Enquirer

Charles D. Rutledge Sr.

August 28, 2010

Funeral for Charles D. Rutledge Sr., 90, of Hartselle was Tuesday, Aug. 31, at 10 a.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jack Redfearn  officiating.
Burial followed at 2 p.m. in Collinsville Cemetery with Peck Funeral Home directing.
Mr. Rutledge died Saturday, Aug. 28, at Summerford Nursing Home. He was born Oct. 10, 1919, in Jackson County to Ephriam Jesse Rutledge and Mary Jane Bishop Rutledge. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Minnie Belle Beason of Steele.
He was a World War II eteran, serving in the Army Air Force Engineer Command in North Africa, Silicy and Italy.  He was a graduate of Auburn University with bachelors and masters degrees in agriculture. He served as county agricultural agent in Marion, Cherokee and Morgan Counties and retired from the Auburn Extension Service as county extension chairman of Morgan County in 1977. He was a member of West Hartselle Baptist Church where he taught the Senior Men’s Sunday School Class for many years. He was a member of the John F. Thompson American Legion Post 52, Auburn Alumni Association, Alabama Association of County Agricultural Agents, National Association of County Agricultural Agents, National Association of Retired Federal Employees,  Alabama Retired State Employees Association, and Epsilon Sigma Phi National Honorary Extension Fraternity.
He is survived by a son, Charles D. Rutledge Jr. of Rainsville; a daughter, Jena Ann Hart and husband Andy of Dothan; two grandsons; and many nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were friends and members of West Hartselle Baptist Church.

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