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Geneva Haynes Smith Rutter

Geneva Haynes Smith Rutter, age 70, 801 Carolina Avenue, Erwin, passed away Wednesday, September 24, 2014, in the Franklin Woods Hospital, Johnson City. She was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a daughter of Ruth Haynes of Erwin and the late Clinton Haynes. Mrs. Rutter was a former employee of Morrill Motors, and the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital long term where she had worked for twenty-three and one half years as a CNA. She was a member of the Faith Baptist Church.

Mrs. Rutter is survived by her husband, Ernest Rutter of Erwin; three sons, Kenny, Edward and Michael Smith, all of Erwin; three daughters, Candice Rutter Dunbar and husband, Mont, of Erwin; Christy Sams of Erwin; Michelle Rutter Blevins, Crossville, TN; her mother, Ruth F. Haynes of Erwin; two brothers, Jack Haynes and wife, Georgia and Robert Haynes and wife, Carolyn, all of Erwin; one sister, Lorraine Ollis of Jonesborough; nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 P. M. Saturday, September 27, 2014, until the hour of service at 8:00 P. M. from the Robert Ledford Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Noah Taylor will officiate. Music will be provided by Inez Chandler. Serving as pallbearers will be Kenny Smith, Edward Smith, Michael Smith, Mont Dunbar, Robert Williams, Mike Williams and Gene Faulkner.

Those planning to attend the committal service on Sunday, September 28, 2014, are requested to assemble at the funeral home by 12:30 P. M. to go in procession to the Evergreen Cemetery for the 1:00 P. M. service.

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Robert Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is privileged to serve the Rutter family. (423) 743-1380.