January 11, 1916 ~ March 30, 2002

Born in: Brooksville, Fla.,
Resided in: Arden, NC

Arden - Hugh S. Rutledge, 86, of Hickory Hills Drive, died Saturday, March 30, 2002.

A native of Brooksville, Florida, he was the son of the late Wesley and Susan Daniel Rutledge, husband of the late Selma Worley Rutledge, who died in 1985 and father of the late Howard Booth Rutledge, who died in 1968. Mr. Rutledge was an Army veteran, a retired employee of Cranston Print Works and a member of Skyland Baptist Church.

He is survived by two sons, Gene Rutledge of Arden and Arch Rutledge of Etowah and four grandchildren, Hugh Rutledge and Angela Rutledge of Hendersonville, Hampton Rutledge of Cameron and Cassie Rutledge of Arden.

Funeral services will be held at 11 am Tuesday in the Skyland Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Carl Mintz. Burial will follow in the New Salem Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ken Holden, Jim Fender, Bill Butler, Richard Fish, John Towe and David Wilson.

The family will receive friends from 7 until 8:30 pm Monday at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian where Mr. Rutledge will remain until being placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to the Skyland Baptist Church, 2115 Hendersonville Road, Arden, NC 28704, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the American Diabetes Assn., P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, OH 44720.

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  1. We were very sorry to hear of your loss. We will be unable to attend the services Monday and Tuesday. I will be in Asheville Monday morning so maybe we can stop by Monday prior to the visitation. We have to be back in Charlotte by 6:00 p.m. Monday. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Rita

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  2. Arch, I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. I remember the days of going to school with you and also church with you at Swannanoa Heights. Have thought of you and Howard often over the years. May the Lord watch over you and your family in this time of grief. Take care and God bless you. Linda

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  3. Gene and Arch so sorry about the death of your dad I know how much it hurts.You are in my thoughts and my prayers. Kay Plemmons GENEg

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