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Rev. Richard Carruth

Funeral services for Rev. Carruth will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Zion United Methodist Church, with the Revs. David Russell, Danny Klutts and Paul Mullikin officiating. Interment will follow in Zion Cemetery. Visitation will be this evening from 5-8 at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home in Newbern and on Wednesday from noon until service time at Zion United Methodist Church.
Pallbearers will be Will Hair, Bernie Cheatham, Greg Ervin, Austin Goodman, Jimmy Harris and William Paul McCulloch. Honorary pallbearers will be families from Mount Manual United Methodist Church, Hornbeak United Methodist Church and Zion United Methodist Church, along with clergy of the Memphis Conference of the United Methodist Church.
The family asks that memorials be directed to Zion Cemetery Fund, in care of Greg Ervin, 4851 Jim Carver Road, Obion, TN 38240.
Born Sunday, Oct. 27, 1940, in Memphis, he was the son of the late James Dean Carruth and the late Helen (Berryhill) Carruth. He was a retired United Methodist Church minister, serving recently at Zion, Hornbeak and Mount Manuel United Methodist churches. Rev. Carruth proudly served his country in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his son, James Patrick Carruth of Camden; his daughter, Amanda (Carruth) Peevyhouse (Allison) of Newbern; two grandsons, Joyner and Austin Caldwell; two sisters-in-law, Sylvia Carruth and Jane Carruth; and a host of nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Patsy (Russom) Carruth; three brothers, James Carruth, John Carruth and Tommy Carruth; his sister, Suzanne (Carruth) Bearden; his grandparents, Harold and Alice Burt and Arthur Fredrick and Lulu Carruth; and his cousin, Russell Willis.
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