James R. Rutherford, 91 of Ferguson,
Kentucky passed from this life on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at
Hospice of Lake Cumberland.
Pulaski County native, he was born
December 16, 1925, son of the late Robert and Rosa Calhoun
Rutherford. He was a very faithful member of the Kingdom
Hall of Jehovahís Witnesses in Somerset, where he enjoyed
working for the Lord. He was a former co-owner with his
son of Rutherfordís Used Cars. Mr. Rutherford was a WWII
Veteran of the United States Marine Corps and received several
He is survived by his three children;
Jim (Linda) Rutherford of Ferguson, Linda (Jackie) Hansford of
Ferguson, Cheryl (Gary) Sears of Somerset, one step-daughter ;
Marge Belodeau of Ohio. Five grandchildren; Sharon (Jim)
Griffin, Michael Rutherford, Scott (Dana) Hansford, Angela
(Danny) Baker, and Brian Sears. Four great-grandchildren;
Whitney Griffin, Blakeley Griffin, Victor Hansford, Aaron Baker.
Six brothers; William C. Rutherford, Dan Rutherford, Paul
Rutherford, Gale Rutherford, Glen Rutherford, Tony Rutherford.
Seven sisters; Ruth Hines, Wanda Raines, Betty Jo Stock,
Barbara Bland, Carol Hines, Opal Rainey and Relada Merrick.
He was preceded in death by his
parents, first wife and mother of his children, Juanita Wheeler
Rutherford, his second wife; Ethel Chaney Rutherford, two infant
daughters; Patricia Anne Rutherford, Brenda Kay Rutherford.
Three sisters; Mattie Lou Akin, Ilene Mapes, and June Marks, and
a brother Steve Rutherford.
The family will receive friends at
the Southern Oaks Funeral Home from 12:00 p.m., Saturday, March
4, 2017 until time for the Funeral Services at 2:00 p.m. with
Bro. Frank Chovan officiating. Interment will be in the
Expressions of sympathy may take the
form or contributions to the Hospice of Lake Cumberland and/or
The Veteranís Administration of Somerset.
Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in
charge of arrangements