Frances Rutland (1919 - 2012)

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Frances S. Rutland

Clemson, SC

Frances Smith Rutland, 92, formerly of Clemson and widow of Ed Rutland, died Monday, May 21, 2012 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Born in Gallavant's Ferry, SC, she was a daughter of the late Oliver M. and Elberta Roberts Smith. She was a homemaker and a member of Clemson First Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Glenn "Lightning" Rutland of Seneca and Frank T. Rutland of Mauldin, SC; and four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Rutland was predeceased by a son, Michael Edward Rutland; 2 brothers, Glenn Smith and Clarence Smith; and a sister Willa Williamson.

Graveside services will be 11 AM, Wednesday at Old Stone Church Cemetery with Dr. Rusty Brock officating.

The family is at the home of her son, "Lightning" Rutland, 251 Flynns Point Road, Seneca, SC 29678.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Connie Maxwell Children's Home, P.O. Box 1178, Greenwood, SC 29648.

Condolences may be expressed online at or at Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home, Central, SC.

Funeral Home
Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home & Crematory
108 Cross Creek Road Central, SC 29630
(864) 639-2411
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Published in The Greenville News on May 22, 2012