RUTLEDGE — Earl J. McGinnis, 88, of Rutledge, went home to be with the Lord Sunday.

Earl was a lifetime member of Mitchell Springs Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Oral and Lizzy McGinnis; brothers: Herman, Wiley, Etheal and Bill; and sisters: Jessie and Pauline.

He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years: Ella Mae; sons: Keith (Gwen) McGinnis and Tim (Kathy) McGinnis; a grandson: Matt and his wife, Mallory; a granddaughter: Rachel; great-grandchildren: Teagan and Slade; and a special friend and caregiver: Geraldine.

Friends and family will meet Saturday at 2 p.m. in Mitchell Springs Baptist Church Cemetery for a graveside service with the Rev. Billy Couch officiating.

For everyone’s safety, the family kindly requests to observe social distancing at the graveside service.

Services entrusted to Smith-Reagan Funeral Home of Rutledge, www.smithreaganfuneralhome.com.

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