Bobby Grimes
B: 1931-10-22
D: 2020-04-03
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Grimes, Bobby
Joe Blackwell
B: 1946-03-14
D: 2020-04-02
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Blackwell, Joe
Richard Smyre
B: 1948-02-18
D: 2020-04-02
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Smyre, Richard
Frances Wilkins
B: 1939-02-17
D: 2020-04-01
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Wilkins, Frances
Augustus Jones
B: 1946-10-22
D: 2020-04-01
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Jones, Augustus
Deborah Keaton
B: 1961-05-03
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


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Rutledge and Bigham Mortuary was founded eighty-nine years ago upon a tradition of integrity.  Since that time, our services have touched the lives of countless Statesville, Iredell County, and surrounding area residents.  We hope that our impression is one of sensitive, courteous, professional people serving our community.  It is to this end that the owners, funeral directors, and staff of Rutledge and Bigham Mortuary are forever dedicated. 

Mrs. Louise Bigham Moton, President and Co-Owner

Louise Bigham Moton is the co-owner, second generation and serves on the Board of Directors, President, Funeral Director  

Mrs. Margaret B. Booker, 2nd Generation - Passed away in February of 2012

Margaret B. Booker Second Generation
Passed away in February of 2012

C. P. Booker, Chairman of the Board and Co-Owner

Board of Directors

James A. Moton, Board of Directors

Board of Directors and Retired Funeral Director

James David Moton, Sr, Vice President of Operations/Funeral Director

Third Generation, Board of Directors, Funeral Director, Historical Coordinator, Headstone Sales

Bernardeane Horton Moton, Chief Operating Officer

Third Generation, Board of Directors, CEO, Secretary-Treasurer, Funeral Director, Licensed Insurance Agent, Pre-need Licensee, Volunteer Support Founder,

James David Moton, Jr., Fourth Generation and Board of Directors

Matthew Bernard Moton

Fourth Generation and Board of Directors

Flake C. Huggins, Jr. Huggins, Jr., Assistant Manager/Funeral Director

Assistant Manager, Funeral Director, Embalmer, Pre-need Licensee,

Donna Hickman Lackey, Funeral Director

Funeral Director and also a licensed Nurse

Joanne Cowan Phifer, Funeral Director

Joseph T. Clyburn, Sr., Funeral Director

Nelda Davis, Apprentice Funeral Director and Embalmer

Shelby K. Misher, Sr., Evening Supervisor

Dorinda Priscilla Dudley, Administrative/ Notary

Wanda Stevenson Hardy, Social Worker and Licensed Insurance Agent
Toll Free Phone: (704) 838-0941

Owner of Options - A Case Management, Consulation Business

James Michael McClelland, Director Support

Hobart Mays, Director Support

Joseph T. Clyburn, Jr., Apprentice Funeral Director

Ray L. Glaspy, Director Support and Cemetery Tech.

Bobby D. Holmes, Jr, Director Support

Charles Tenor, Director Support

Elder Wilford Walls, Director Support

Dara Moss, Beautician

Dorothy Ijames, Staff Organist

Christopher McCall, Scholarship Committee, Chairperson

Serves as the Chairperson for the Rutledge and Bigham Memorial Scholarship and The Charles Warner Brown Higher Learning Scholarship.  Both awarded annually by this independent scholarship committee

Vermel D. Moore, Scholarship Committee

Serves on the Schoarlship Committee for Rutledge and Bigham Memorial Scholarship and The Charles Warner Brown Higher Learning Scholarship.  Both awarded annually by this independent scholarship committee.

William Jones, Scholarship Committee

Serves as a member of the Rutledge and Bigham Memorial Scholarship and The Charles Warner Brown Higher Learning Scholarship.  Both awarded annually by this independent scholarship committee.