Crystal Jennings Rutland, age 45, of Carthage, died on Monday, November 8, 2021 at First Health Moore Regional Hospital. 

Born on September 23, 1976, Crystal was the daughter of Johnny Jennings and Linda McCray. 

Crystal worked as the bookkeeper for the family’s logging business. She enjoyed being around her family, especially riding four wheelers with her sons.

She is survived by her husband: Craig Rutland Sr.; two sons: Craig Rutland Jr. and Colby Rutland; stepdaughter: Christie Hendrix; parents: Johnny Jennings and Linda McCray; two brothers: Johnny Jennings Jr. and Robert Jennings. 

A memorial service will be held on Sunday November 14, 2021 at 2 PM at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Carthage.

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Fry & Prickett Funeral Home is honored to serve the Rutland family.

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  1. Linda, We are so very sorry for your loss wishing we could be with you during this difficult time- We love you- Aunt Imogene & family❤️🙏🏻

  2. Linda, We are so very sorry to hear about Crystal. So many memories as a girl growing up in Bamberg and she was just a little girl. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

  3. Craig, CJ and Colby, I’m so sorry for the loss of your sweet wife and mom..always remember the love she had for the 3 of you..she may not be here in body but her heart will always be with you in spirit. She’s your angel watching over and smiling down on you . Heaven sure has a special angel!! Love and Prayers
    Love from Granny Sherry

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