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Kathy Ann Rutledge, 67

Kathy Ann Rutledge, 67, of McMinnville passed from this life on Saturday, Jan. 12, at her residence in McMinnville.

Kathy was born on Tuesday, May 15, 1951 in McMinnville. She was the daughter of the later Walter Young and the late Bessie Jaco Young. She was a homemaker and member of Laurel Creek Baptist Church.

Surviving are two daughters Teresa A. and husband Jacob Bishop of Herriman, Utah, Angie M. and husband Jeffery Merriman of McMinnville, brother Jerry Young of McMinnville, and six grandchildren E.J. Johnston, Berkley Bishop, Jeremiah Bishop, Aden Bishop, George Merriman and Reba Merriman.

She was preceded in death by her children’s father George Rutledge, parents Walter Young and Bessie Jaco Young, brothers John Thomas Young and Sammy Lawson Young, and three sisters Janie Evelyn Harding, Linda Edell Brady and Edna Lee Merritte.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Gardens of Memory Funeral Home in McMinnville with Roy Terry officiating. Interment will follow at Friendship Cemetery in Campaign. Visitation is Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Gardens of Memory Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at

Gardens of Memory was in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Jan. 16, 2019