Ruth E. Rutherford
Dec. 24, 1928 to Sept. 9, 2021
Ruth E. Rutherford, 92 of Morganton, NC went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Thursday, September 9, 2021. Born on December 24, 1928 (Christmas Day), she was the daughter of the late George Roy and Amelia Corpening Rutherford. Ruth was a member of Corpening Chapel AME Church where she was very active. She worked for 20 plus years at Shadowline. She enjoyed her flowers, gardening, making quilts, and cooking food for her family, church family, friends, and loved ones. Ruth loved her family very much and was so proud of her grandchildren, Alex and Adam. She will be greatly missed by her companion of many years, her dog, Marvel.
Ruth is survived by her son, David Lee Rutherford (Kathy); daughter, Beverly Rutherford Fleming (Earl); brothers, Richard Eugene Rutherford, Lewis David Rutherford; sisters, Norma Rutherford Ervin (Ned), Jessie Rutherford Corpening; grandchildren, Alexandra Leigh Rutherford, Adam David Rutherford (Crystal).
In addition to her parents, Ruth is preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Leroy Rutherford; infant son, Danny Rutherford; sisters, Leola Rutherford Hardy, Marjorie Rutherford Scott; Faye Rutherford; brothers, Thomas D. Corpening, George C. Rutherford, Ralph G. Rutherford, Abner Rutherford, Roscoe H. Rutherford; and very special daughter-in-law, Sandra “Sandi” K. Bushell.
The family will receive friends from 11am until noon, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at Sossoman Funeral Home. The funeral service will be at noon in the Colonial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Willis Camp III officiating. Burial will follow at Corpening Chapel AME Church Cemetery
Memorial contributions may be made to Amorem Hospice (formerly Burke Hospice & Palliative Care).
Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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