Cover photo for Carolyn Rutledge's Obituary
Carolyn Rutledge Profile Photo
1929 Carolyn 2019

Carolyn Rutledge

June 10, 1929 — January 22, 2019

Carolyn Rutledge, 89, of Stanley passed away January 22, 2019 at Caromont Regional Medical Center.  She was born on June 10, 1929 in Mecklenburg County to the late Barney and Estelle Crum Finlayson.  She is also preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Rutledge; son, Ralph Smith; brothers, Harold, Ralph, Boyd, and Gene Finlayson; and sister, Louise Braswell.  Carolyn was a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church of Stanley.  She was a member of the Stanley Women's Club, American Legion Auxiliary Post 266, and was an avid bridge player.  She also enjoyed camping at the beach and loved fishing.

Carolyn is survived by her daughter, Roxi Rutledge; granddaughter, Brandi Moore and husband Tim; great grandchildren, Mackenzie Moore, Austin Moore, and Faith Moore; and extended family, Jim "Pop" and Coleen "Nannie" Warren, their daughters, Kim Ferrell and Jennifer Gordon and husband Greg, and their grandchildren Emma Stogner and Brady Gordon.  She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will hold a Memorial service to celebrate the life of Carolyn on Friday, January 25, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Stanley with Rev. Steve Jessen officiating.  If you would like to participate, the family invites you to join them in wearing purple to the memorial service in honor of Alzheimer's Awareness.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 8180 Greensboro Drive, Suite 400, McLean, Va 22102.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Carolyn Rutledge, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Service

Friday, January 25, 2019

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

First Presbyterian Church of Stanley

Stanley, NC

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 6

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree