Funeral services for Edward Ray Rutherford, 71, will be held at 2 PM on Friday, November 30, 2007 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Tim Hurd officiating. Interment will follow at the ST. Joseph Cemetery in Zwolle, La. Visitation will be held at 2 pm Thursday, November 11, 2007 at the Warren Meadows Funeral Home in Zwolle, La.
Mr. Rutherford was born on July 5, 1936, and passed away on Tuesday, November 27, 2007, at his residence in Zwolle, La.
He was preceded in death by his parents Dewey Curtis & Lollie Maybell Rutherford; brother, Charles E. Rutherford; sister, Nell Ebarb; son, Sidney Rutherford; granddaughter, Mindy D. Rutherford; step-son, David Earl Leone Jr.; father-in-law, Elvin Johnson; ex-wife, Bessie R. Meshell Rutherford.
Edward Ray is survived by his wife, Laverne Rutherford of Zwolle, La., one daughter, Yvonne Rutherford & husband Randy of Noble, La.; step-daughter, Tina Leone of Zwolle, La., 6 sons: Jackie Rutherford, Sr. & wife Veralyn of Noble, La., Dale Rutherford, of Springhill, La., Rodney Rutherford & wife Debbie of Noble, La., R. C. Rutherford & wife Barbara of Noble, La., Dennis Rutherford & wife Annette of Noble, La., Richard Rutherford, Sr. & wife, Brenda of Noble, La., two sisters, Linda Matthews of Florien, La., Martha Fulco of Wichita, KS., three brothers, Jimmy Rutherford of Mt. Carmel, La., Rodney Rutherford of Converse, La., Dewey Rutherford of Hornbeck, La., 19 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 1 step-granddaughter, host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Pallbearers were Kelvin Matthews, Robert Rutherford Jr., Jackie Rutherford Jr., Roger Dale Meshell, Bill Ryals, Michael Meshell.