Sarah Ruth Rutledge Thompson, 86, of Lewisburg, died Saturday, May 8, 2010, at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville.
Mrs. Thompson was a native of Marshall County. She was retired from Faber-Castell and was a member of First Baptist Church in Lewisburg.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Edwin Thompson (1973); parents, Otis Rutledge and Mecie Smith Rutledge; daughter, Juanita Thompson Wheeler (2007); brothers; J.B. Rutledge, Franklin Rutledge, Smith Rutledge, and James Larry Rutledge; sisters; Mildred Tate, Evelyn Parks, Bobbie Joyce Oliver, Geraldean and Charldean Rutledge, and Mary Ann Rutledge. Survivors include her daughters, Barbara (John) Boyett of Lewisburg and Patricia (Richard) Bibb of Nashville; son-in-law, Wayburn Wheeler; one sister, Frances Christmas of Lewisburg; and two brothers, Delano and Roosevelt Rutledge, both of Nashville. Other survivors include four grandchildren, Andrea Jones of Murfreesboro, Kathy Adams of Lewisburg, Clint Boyett of Cookeville and Julie Rylander of Chester, Va.; and six great-grandchildren, Alex, Whitney and Jacob Jones, Ryleigh and Jackson Boyett, and Sophie Rylander.
Funeral services for Mrs. Thompson were conducted Tuesday, May 11, from the chapel of Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home, followed by burial in Lone Oak Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations to be made to the charity of your choice.