Originally created 10/11/00

Mr. Andrew Rutland Sr.



RIDGE SPRING, S.C. - Mr. Andrew Griffin Rutland Sr., 82, of Edisto Avenue, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, at his residence.

The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Ridge Spring Baptist Church with the Rev. Dean Hill officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Spring Cemetery.

Mr. Rutland, a native of Edgefield, was an Army veteran of World War II and had retired as co-owner and manager of Tire & Oil Co. after 63 years. He was former grand marshal of Ridge Spring Harvest Festival and was a member of Ridge Spring Baptist Church, where he was secretary of Adult Sunday School Department for 53 years.

Survivors include his wife, Winifred Forrest Rutland; a son, Andrew Griffin Rutland Jr., Ridge Spring; and a sister, Helen Kneece, Ridge Spring.

Pallbearers will be Guy Rutland, Billy Rutland, Mark Rutland, Jimmy Thrailkill, Andy Hall, Clark DuBose, Bo Banks and David Sawyer.

Memorials may be made to Ridge Spring Baptist Church, 802 Main St., Ridge Spring, SC 29129.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Shellhouse Funeral Home.

The Augusta Chronicle Oct. 11, 2000