Marie Rutledge Strickland, 79, of Thomasville died Sept. 15, 2009 at her residence.
She was born Feb. 20, 1930. She was a member of the Thomasville United Methodist Church. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include one son, Jerry Strickland, Thomasville; two sisters, Annie Laura Bishop, Betty Heaton, both of Thomasville; one granddaughter, Jennifer Strickland, Gulf Shores; one grandson, Jerry Harmon Strickland, Thomasville; three greatgrandchildren, Harmon Bryce Strickland, Gulf Shores, Jerry Harmon (Trace) Strickland III, Granderson Cole Strickland, Thomasville.
The service was Sept. 17 at 2 p.m. at O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville with Revs. Phil Craddock and Travis Agee officiating. Burial was in the Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Thomasville.
Active pallbearers were Allen Bishop, Jimmy McDonald, Johnny Privett, Briggs Bishop, Todd Bishop and Neil Bishop.
Honorary pallbearers were Jerry Harmon Strickland, Bo Bishop, Bill Bishop, Jeremy Bouler, Justin Brooks, Rhett Pilkington and Bill Bo Crow.