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Mary "Tiny" Haddox Rutland

August 5, 1931 — July 19, 2023

Bassfield, MS


Funeral services for Mrs. Mary "Tiny" Haddox Rutland will be conducted at 1:00 PM Saturday, July 22, 2023, at Victory Baptist Church in Bassfield with Dr. Nathan Barber officiating, assisted by Rev. Mike Aultman.  Interment will follow in the Double Churches Cemetery.  Mrs. Rutland, age 91, entered into the eternal rest of her Lord peacfully Wednesday morning, July 19, 2023, at her home with her husband and daughters by her side.  Saulters Moore Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

The Rutland family will receive friends Saturday, 2 hours prior to the service, beginning at 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM at Victory Baptist Church.

Serving as Pallbearers are Allen Sumrall, Herman Sumrall, Tony Rutland, Drew Clark, Neal English and Richard Doss.  Honorary Pallbearers include Jeffrey Newell, Joseph Newell, Brannan Newell and Tony McAlister.

Born August 5, 1931 in Marion County, Mississippi, she was a 1949 graduate of Improve High School and married the love of her life, Cliff Rutland of Bassfield on December 31, 1949, moving their home to Hattiesburg for 30 years.  After retiring from the University of Southern Mississippi Post Office, she enjoyed being at home working in her yard and crocheting.  She was known as an excellent cook and baker.

Mary loved her Lord and served Him at Victory Baptist Church.  She also loved her family and was generous in helping anyone in any way that she could.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Vester and Letha Prine Haddox and her daughter, Joyce Rutland Newell.

She is survived by her husband of 73 1/2 years, Cliff Rutland of Bassfield; daughters, Jackie Rutland Lott of Bassfield and Sandy (Tony) McAlister of Hattiesburg; grandchildren, Jeffrey Newell (Tracie) of Guntown, Joseph Newell (Teletha) of Tupelo, Leslie Lott of Metairie, LA  and Andrew Lott (Jaici) of Oxford, AL; great-grandchildren, Brannan Newell of Guntown and Finn Lott of Oxford, Al; sisters, Jewel Morgan of Powder Springs, GA and Moree English of Columbia, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to:

Double Churches Cemetery

1015 Sumrall Road

Bassfield, Mississippi  39421

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