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Royal Caruthers



1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 13, 2012
Scales & Sons Funeral Home, Murfreesboro, TN

11:00 a.m. - 12 noon on Saturday, April 14, 2012
Brandon Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Fosterville, TN

Funeral with Pastor Keith Avent, as eulogist:
12 noon on Saturday, April 14, 2012
Brandon Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Fosterville, TN

on Saturday, April 14, 2012
Lovvorn Cemetery, Murfreesboro, TN

Mr. Royal Caruthers was born 89 years ago in Rutherford County to the late Joanna and Tom Caruthers. He was educated in the public school system and was a long-time employee at Middle Tennessee State University. He joined Brandon Chapel Missionary Baptist Church many years ago and was an usher and a faithful member. His favorite pastimes included gardening and sitting on his front porch people watching.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Lena Caruthers and Rachel Garner and his brother, Mose Caruthers.

He is survived by his son, Charlie (Addie) Caruthers; step daughters, Linda Grissom, Ada Bass, Frances Freeman, Louvonne (Gregory) Jackson, Henrietta Johnson, Rebecca (William) Hardy, Teresa (Ricky) Smith, Mattie (Al) Stevenson and Karen Dawson; step son, Rufus Dawson; grandchildren, Joyce Caruthers and Paul (Nicole) Caruthers; step grandchildren, Clara Akins, Ruth (John) Dent, Clara, Anthony (Vivian) Baldwin, Damonde (Johnnie) Baldwin, Kenna Baldwin and Shawn (Jetta) Baldwin; sister-in-law, Addie B. Caruthers; nieces, Anna Mae Gregory, Joann Bryson, Veronica Hann; nephews, Billy (Aleyne) Garner, Earl Caruthers, Michael Caruthers; great grandchildren, Nya Caruthers and Bryson Caruthers; several step great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

Scales and Sons Funeral Home

PHONE: (615) 893-1313 - 24 hours a day

314 East State Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

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Murfreesboro, TN 37133-1371