Joyce Carter Rutledge peacefully went to be with her Heavenly Father on Friday, May 18th, 2018. She was born in Cedartown on February 12th, 1941 and was a resident of Cartersville since 1971.
Joyce attended Cedartown High School, was a member of Circle L Ministries where she enjoyed singing in the choir. She worked at Big Apple Grocery for 20 years and retired from Bartow County Transportation as a school bus driver.
She is preceded in death by her husband, John S. Rutledge; parents, Joe Morgan Carter and Della Bell Redding Carter; brother, Charlie Van Carter; great grandson, Lyle Judson Beck.
Joyce is Survived by her children, Kevin Rutledge, Randy (Lisa) Rutledge, Niki (Tony) Lyle and Clint (Allison) Rutledge; grandchildren, Sadie, Zach (Jennifer), Parker (Grace), Alex (Marcus), Heidi (Damien), Olivia, T.J., Jackson, Brant; great-grandchildren, Logan, Kaylei, Champ, Rudy, Amos; brother, Jack (Nelda) Carter; sister-in-law, Shirley Carter; sisters, Ruby Dingler, Sonja (Bill) Frasier, Joanne (Julian) Norris; sister-in-law, Carolyn Evans; brother-in-law, Dewey (Becky) Rutledge, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Circle L Ministries, located at 1481 Old Alabama Road in Taylorsville, with Pastor Tony Lyle and Bill Frasier officiating. Interment will follow in the Stilesboro Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Monday, May 21st, at Parnick Jennings Funeral Home. Ms. Rutledge will be carried to the church on Tuesday, where she will lie-in-state prior to the service.
Serving as pallbearers will be; grandsons, Zach Rutledge, Parker Rutledge, Marcus Ellis, Damien Beck, T.J. Lyle, Jackson Rutledge, Brant Rutledge; nephews, Dennis Carter, Joe Carter, Van Dingler, Billy Frasier, Jeff Dingler, David Frasier, and Chris Norris.
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