Frances Wilkins
D: 2020-04-01
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Augustus Jones
B: 1946-10-27
D: 2020-04-01
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Deborah Keaton
D: 2020-04-01
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Keaton, Deborah
Lizzie Byers
B: 1927-12-19
D: 2020-03-31
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Byers, Lizzie
James Baker
B: 1928-04-12
D: 2020-03-31
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Baker, James
Teyhonnah Dye
B: 2000-03-14
D: 2020-03-28
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Dye, Teyhonnah
Laverne Nelson
B: 1940-01-26
D: 2020-03-25
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Nelson, Laverne
Addie Feimster
B: 1925-06-25
D: 2020-03-25
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Feimster, Addie
Georgia Turner
B: 1942-04-29
D: 2020-03-20
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Tyree Dalton
B: 1992-08-21
D: 2020-03-20
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Dalton, Tyree
Ann Cowan
B: 1936-03-18
D: 2020-03-18
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Cowan, Ann
Teresa Conner
B: 1958-08-29
D: 2020-03-17
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Conner, Teresa
Brittany Stevenson
B: 1994-03-31
D: 2020-03-15
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Stevenson, Brittany
Beryline Gray
B: 1952-05-25
D: 2020-03-11
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Gray, Beryline
Wanda McClelland
B: 1972-02-20
D: 2020-03-09
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McClelland, Wanda
Verlone Cherry
B: 1952-06-13
D: 2020-03-07
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Cherry, Verlone
Maureen Wilcox
B: 1948-04-05
D: 2020-03-07
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Wilcox, Maureen
Rosalie Johnson
B: 1935-07-22
D: 2020-03-05
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Johnson, Rosalie
Kassaundra Harris
B: 1953-10-15
D: 2020-03-05
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Harris, Kassaundra
Fred Tatum
B: 1929-09-09
D: 2020-03-04
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Minnie Nelson
B: 1935-06-23
D: 2020-02-27
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Nelson, Minnie


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Rutledge and Bigham Mortuary was founded upon the tradition of honesty and integrity.  Since the beginning, our services have touched the lives of countless Statesville, Iredell County and surrounding residents.

Funeral Home Offers Three Annual Memorial Services
The Mother’s Day Memorial Service will be held in May in the Mary B. Bigham Memorial Chapel.  Hand made corsages and boutonnieres will be gifted to those who have lost their mother or mothers who have lost their children.
The Annual Memorial Service will be held on June 26, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. in The Mary B. Bigham Memorial Chapel of Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home.   Remembering all persons that were funeralized by Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home for that fiscal year and previous years.  Annual Scholarships will also be awarded during this service.  Applications are due by April 30th.
The Holiday Remembrance Program  will be held on Monday evening, December 14, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. with the annual lighting of The Memory Tree.
The Volunteer Support Staff at Rutledge and Bigham Mortuary
The Rutledge and Bigham Volunteer Support Staff is composed of people who give unselfishly of their gifts and talents, helping to bring others to a place of peace during one of the most difficult times in their lives, the death of someone they love.   Sometimes it is only a smile, a kind word or maybe just to sit and listen; however no matter what it is our support staff is there to assist.  Volunteers are special because they give of themselves freely and they give of their hearts.
Quarterly training sessions are provided to the Support Staff and last one hour to update, train, and inform them of policies of the funeral home, grief information, and new things happening at the funeral home.  These sessions will be facilitated by The Support Staff Coordinator and Funeral Directors.  The Support Staff operates under several committees which include the Hospitality Committee, Volunteer Training Committee, Family Visitation Committee, The Remembrance Committee, The Circle of Care Support Group, Publicity and Planning Committee, The Outreach Committee, The Special Projects Committee, The Travel and Trips Committee and The Advocacy and Special Assistance Committee.    
The regular meeting is held on the 4th Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the Conference Center of Rutledge and Bigham Mortuary.  
Questions and comments should be directed to Bernardeane Moton, Volunteer Founder and Coordinator   (704) 873-3611  Telephone –  (704) 872-2589       – Fax
Two Scholarships Offered Through The Funeral Home Deadline is April 30th
Scholarship Applications Available
It has said “it takes an entire village to raise a child… to lay a foundation for success – to open the door of opportunity and to help shape the future of a child…”  Education is just one opportunity. 
There are two scholarships available through Rutledge and Bigham Mortuary:  one for High School Students who want to enter college and the other for college graduates who wish to continue their education.   
Rutledge and Bigham Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship is awarded to graduating high school student who is a child or grandchild of a person funeralized by Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home. (An Undergraduate, Technical or Community College Scholarship)
The Charles Warner Brown Higher Education Scholarship:  This scholarship is awarded to a graduating college student who is a child or grandchild of a person funeralized by Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home and would like to continue their education.  (A Graduate or Doctorial Scholarship)
The Scholarship Committee receives and reviews all applications and makes recommendations. The designated winner will be announced at the appropriate awards program at his/her school and also at the Annual Memorial Service held in June.  All decisions of the Committee are final.  The application process will require the following documents:  a completed application form which must be legible or typed; recent official transcripts of grades (high school and/or college); a photograph and biographical sketch.  These items will not be returned; two letters of recommendation (principal, counselor, minister, etc.) should also accompany this application.  
All material must be forwarded to:
Rutledge and Bigham Memorial Scholarship Committee 
Rutledge and Bigham Mortuary, Inc.
603 S. Center Street, Statesville, NC 28677
All Applications must be postmarked on or before April 30th.
We hope that our impression is one of sensitive, courteous, and professional people serving our community.  It is to this end that the services, management, funeral directors and staff of Rutledge and Bigham is forever dedicated.