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Class  of  1939
Grove High School
Paris, Tennessee

Lillie Virginia Rucker Routon


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Mrs. Virginia Routon was the daughter of   Rev. Edmond Birten Rucker, who was the pastor of the Dancyville
Methodist Church and the Dancyville Methodist Circuit from 1928 until 1931. The Dancyville Methodist Circuit
also included the Springhill Church, Asbury Church and Taylor Chapel. Mrs. Routon was a younger sister of
Mrs. Val  Rucker Routon, who has contributed the information of the 1928-1931 years, in the Dancyville
Remembered Section, of  the Dancy family, Dancyville Methodist Church and the Dancyville Circuit.


The funeral service for retired bookkeeper Lillie Virginia Rucker Routon of Paris, TN.  will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Paris.

The Rev. Larry Simmons will officiate. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery.
Chosen as pallbearers are her grandsons: Robby, Will, Wesley and Stuart Routon, Andrew and Elliott Montgomery; and her great-nephews: Matt and Josh Routon.
Honorary pallbearers will be staff members of Morningside Assisted Living, where she had lived the past 18 months.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. today and 9-10:15 a.m. Tuesday at Ridgeway Funeral Home.
Routon, 86, died Friday, March 21, 2008, at Morningside Assisted Living.

Born Feb. 9, 1922, in Carroll County, she was a daughter of the late Rev. Edmund Birten Rucker and Velma Patterson Rucker.

Her husband of 60 years, Joe Routon, died July 3, 2003. They were high school sweethearts, according to a family member.

She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church and a former member of the Paris Lioness Club, where she was named Lioness of the Year.

After graduating from Grove High School and Toler’s Business College, she was employed as a fiscal clerk at Camp Tyson during World War II and later with the Paris Special School District. She retired after 20 years as a bookkeeper at First Trust & Savings Bank.

She also leaves four sons: Phil (Marsha) Routon of Paris, Joe (Joyce Ann) Routon of Haddonfield, N.J., Bob Routon of Humboldt and Ed (Jan) Routon of Nashville; three daughters: Amy (Monty) Montgomery of Franklin, Elizabeth “Boogle” Bradley of Brentwood and Velma (Tim) Huggins of Cordova; one sister: Val Routon of Routon, TN.;
Eleven other grandchildren: Joey, Susan, Emily and Erich Routon, Grant Montgomery, Carol Routon Manley, Jenny Bradley, Rachel Bradley Crosby, Carrie and Jeremy Huggins and Shanon Huggins Gruchot; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by three brothers: Edmund, Richard and Robert Rucker.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church music department, 313 N. Poplar St., Paris; or the Autism Research Institute, 4182 Adams Ave., San Diego 92116; or the American Cancer Society, c/o Regions Bank, 914 E. Wood St., Paris.


Paris, Tennessee
March 24, 2008  Edition ~ Used by Permission

Color  photo   provided   by  Mrs. Routon's son, Ed  Routon