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Carrie Rutland

August 20, 1931 — October 7, 2015

Carrie Rutland

Her life's mission: Education is the way out of poverty Born Carrie Lee Campbell to the (late) Lee and Mattie Mae Campbell on August 20, 1931 in Bessemer, Alabama. She placed her faith in Christ at an early age at Allen Temple A.M.E. Church. She graduated Dunbar High School. From there she attended Alabama A&M University where she received her B.S. in Education and met then later married the late Louis C. Rutland. To this union two sons where born. Also while in college she became a charter member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. She furthered her education at New York University Graduate School where she earned a Master's Degree and a Specialty Certificate in Reading. Prior to her forty-seven years in the Gary Community School Corporation she taught English at Fairfield High School, Fairfield, AL for fifteen years. She served on the staff of Indiana University Northwest as an Adjunct Professor in the Reading and Developmental Studies Department for more than 20 years. She transitioned to be with God October 7, 2015. She leaves to cherish her memory a mother Mattie Mae Campbell, two sons Dr. Louis C. Rutland III and Dr. Reuben C. Rutland. Six Grandchildren Dilan Rutland, Jourdan Rutland, Taryn Rutland, Tyler Ellis, Carsyn Rutland and Reuben Rutland II. One brother Dr. Lee G Campbell, three sisters Dorothy Tyson, Crystal Smith and Emphris Barnes and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. In lieu of flowers please send a donation to Meharry Medical College, School of Medicine or School of Dentistry in memory of her: Gift Management Services Meharry Medical College 1005 Dr. D.B. Todd Jr. Boulevard Nashville, TN 37208
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