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Don Allen Rutledge

July 8, 1948 February 27, 2020
Don Allen Rutledge
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Don Allen Rutledge, 71, of Kershaw passed away, Thursday evening, February 27, at MUSC Health – Lancaster. Born in Kershaw, he was a son of the late Seaborn Gettys Rutledge and Adola Cantrell Rutledge. Mr. Rutledge was a 1968 graduate of Kershaw High School and a member of Flat Creek Baptist Church. He served in the United States Army during Vietnam. Mr. Rutledge loved working and going to church. He loved to sing and lead the choir. Mr. Rutledge loved going to the restaurants in town to eat and family gatherings. His wife, 3 daughters and 5 grandchildren were the love of his life and he was proud of all of them. He also enjoyed playing golf and fishing.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Rutledge.
Surviving are his loving wife, Betty Jean Bartell Rutledge of the home; his 3 girls, Tammy Rutledge Smith and her husband Brad of Florence, Cheri Rutledge and her special friend, Jerome Watts of Kershaw and Donna Rutledge Belote and her husband Doug of Kershaw; 5 grandchildren, Janna Smith, Tyler Smith, MaKenzie Eddins, Brent Eddins and Jacob Belote and 2 sisters, Lavonia Stewart and Melanie Mackey.

The family will receive friends, Tuesday evening, March 3, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Baker Funeral Home and other times at the home.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 4, at 3:00 p.m., in the sanctuary of Flat Creek Baptist Church.

Entombment will follow in the Haile Gold Mine Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in memory of Mr. Rutledge may be made to Flat Creek Baptist Church, 3737 Victory Road, Kershaw, S.C. 29067 or Haile Gold Mine Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 7980 Haile Gold Mine Road, Kershaw, S.C. 29067.

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