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Mabel Baldwin Rutledge

December 12, 1925 August 7, 2019
Mabel Baldwin Rutledge
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Obituary for Mabel Baldwin Rutledge

DURHAM: Mabel Baldwin Rutledge, 93, passed away on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at Croasdaile Retirement Village. She was born in Whiteville, NC to the late Joseph Clay Baldwin and Bertha Mae Sasser Baldwin. In addition to her parents, Ms. Rutledge was also predeceased by her husband, Claud Gullatt Rutledge; three brothers, William Leo Baldwin, James Manley Baldwin, Joseph Clay (J.C.) Baldwin; and 3 sisters, Evelyn Rabon, Isabel Simmons, and Bertha Estelle Baldwin.

Ms. Rutledge received her Bachelor’s degree from Meredith College and Master’s degree from the University of South Carolina. She retired from the South Carolina Public School System after teaching Mathematics and serving as Guidance Counselor at Heyward Gibbes Middle School and A.C. Flora High School in Columbia, SC. After retiring, the Rutledge’s moved to “Aftermath” in Brevard, NC until their relocation to Durham. Ms. Rutledge was a member of Greystone Church in Durham.

Ms. Rutledge is survived by her daughters, Claudia Rutledge Draffin (Richard), Lynne Rutledge Garren (Bob); son, Edward W. Rutledge (Shelley); grandchildren, Tara Hamilton (Brad), Ryan Rutledge (Becky), Meredith Hatchell (Tim), Lauren Howman (Kyle), Matthew Rutledge, Stacey Cochran (Adam), Juliane Garren, Andrew Draffin (Alyssa), Sophie Marian Draffin; and 13 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday, August 11th at Woodlawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Durham Rescue Mission, 507 E. Knox St., Durham NC 27701.

The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral & Cremation Services in Durham. Online condolences may be sent to

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Graveside Service




11:00 AM 8/11/2019 11:00:00 AM
Woodlawn Memorial Park

2107 Liberty St.
Durham, NC 27703

Woodlawn Memorial Park
2107 Liberty St. Durham 27703 NC
United States

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Woodlawn Memorial Park Final Resting Place

2107 Liberty St.
Durham, NC 27703

2107 Liberty St. Durham 27703 NC
United States

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