CUTHBERT -- Madge Canington Rutledge, 84, of Lumpkin, GA died Monday, November 7, 2011 at Joe Anne Burgin Nursing Home in Cuthbert. Graveside funeral services will be conducted Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 11:00 AM in Northside Cemetery in Lumpkin with Rev. Wayne Williams officiating.

Mrs. Rutledge was born on July 14, 1927 in Stewart County, daughter of the late Joe and Belle Goodwin Canington. She was retired as an Interpretative Ranger at Providence Canyon State Park in Stewart County. Mrs. Rutledge was a member of the Lumpkin Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, John Melvin Rutledge, and a sister, Janelle Maxwell of Blairsville.

Survivors include two sisters, Joan Warren (Bert) of Jesup and Sue Hoyle of Cuthbert; and a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the funeral home.

Lunsford Funeral Home

Cuthbert 229/732-2148