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Marjorie Lynn Rutter

Posted on January 11, 2021


Marjorie Lynn Rutter

Marjorie Lynn Rutter

March 9, 1939 — Jan. 9, 2021

Marjorie Lynn “Marge” Cramer Rutter, 81, of Wilson, passed away Saturday. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, at Winstead United Methodist Church. Inurnment will be at a later date. The Rev. George Loveland will officiate.

The family will receive friends 1-1:45 p.m. Friday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson.

Marge was a secretary for Volunteers in Connecticut for Ledyard Volunteer Emergency Squad and Groton Volunteer Ambulance Association for 19 years. She was a member of the Winstead UMC Church women’s group. A dedicated servant of God, she visited church members who were in need of conversation in their homes every Monday for 12 years.

Marge is survived by her loving husband of 38 years, Dennis Ray Rutter of the home; daughter, Marjorie Lynn Harris and her husband, Butch, of Butler, Alabama; sons, Timothy Wayne “Tim” Gemmill and wife, Kathy, of Liverpool, Texas, Andrew Joseph “Andy” Gemmill of Hitchcock, Texas and Peter Thomas “Pete” Gemmill and wife, Dawn, of Alvin, Texas; stepsons, Mark Dennis Rutter and wife, Brenda, of Virginia, Scott Christopher Rutter of Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Todd Steven Rutter and wife, Kathy, of Tucson, Arizona; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and her brother, James Scott Cramer and wife, Beverly, of Nevada City, California.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Kyle V. Cramer and Bertha Wyman Cramer; and her sister, Norma L. Cramer Darrow.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in Marge’s memory to Winstead United Methodist Church, 1407 S Tarboro St., Wilson, NC 27893.

Condolences may be directed to Joyner’s Funeral Home and Crematory at

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