Meridian Star


June 8, 2014

Janice Rutledge

MERIDIAN —     Funeral services for Janice Rutledge will be held Monday, June 9, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Robert Barham Family Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Allen Gibson and Brother Brad Sliger officiating. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery with Robert Barham Family Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

    Mrs. Rutledge, age 84, of Meridian, passed away Saturday, June 7, 2014 at her residence.

    She was a loving mother who worked outside the home until her grandchildren arrived. She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church, Hamasa Shriners Patrolettes, and the Eastern Star.

    Survivors include her four daughters, Linda Copeland and husband Buddy, Cindy Rutledge, Kay Smith and husband Keith, and Chris Persson; four grandchildren, Lisa Hamblin, Josh Johnson and wife Lisa, Katelin Haney and husband Casey, Kevin Ward and wife Meghan; four great-grandchildren, Jessica, Kaleb, Hunter and Jake Ryan; brother, Johnnie Tutton, Jr. and wife Brenda; and several nieces and nephews.

    She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, James Rutledge; great grandson, John Michael; and parents, Johnnie and Janie Tutton, Sr.

    The family requests memorials be made to Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 6311 Wallace Road, Meridian, MS 39301.

    Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at

    Visitation will be held Sunday, June 8, 2014 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Robert Barham Family Funeral Home. Andrew Norman Gipson, Sr.

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