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Ruth Marie Andrews Rutherford

March 12, 1944 — January 9, 2023

Ruth Marie Andrews Rutherford

Ruth Marie Andrews Rutherford of Vernon Hill, VA passed away January 9, 2023.  She was born in Halifax County, VA on March 12, 1944 and was 78 years of age.  She was the daughter of the late Boy Miller Andrews and the late Thelma Whitlow Andrews.  She was married to James Wayne Rutherford, Sr. who survives.


She was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church.  Ruth loved cows, horses, cooking and flying.   She will be remembered in love by all who knew her.


Ruth Marie Andrews Rutherford is survived by:

Her Husband of 60 years

James Wayne Rutherford Sr. of Vernon Hill

Her Children

Stephanie Rutherford Woods of Scottsburg

James Wayne Rutherford Jr. (Kim) of Halifax

Six Grandchildren

Christopher Stevens (Hillary), Kristin S Correll (Brooks), Meagan Hancock Jones (Heath), Amanda R. Williams (Tommy), James W. Rutherford, III (Kristin) and Jessica R. Balducci (Josh)

Sixteen Great Grandchildren

One Brother-in-law

Ray and Susan Rutherford

One Sister-in-law

Patricia and Michael Hellyer


***Preceded in death by***


John Thomas Andrews, Doris Dawson, Sylvia Whittaker, LeRoy Andrews, and Mary T. Andrews


A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 14, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Wilkins officiating.


The family will receive friends Saturday, one hour prior to the service at the church and other times at her home.


In lieu of flowers please consider Halifax County Cancer Association, P.O. Box 1891, Halifax, VA 24558.


Online condolences may be directed to


Arrangements entrusted to Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592. 


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Saturday, January 14, 2023

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