Pamela Karen Rutherford

October 21, 1954September 22, 2019

Mrs. Pamela Rutherford, age 64, of Villa Rica, GA passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2019. She was born on October 21, 1954 in Atlanta, GA. Pamela loved to water ski and ride motorcycles in her youth. She was a member of Ephesus Baptist Church for 20 years and was very active in the Sunday School Program. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who absolutely adored her boys and grandbaby. She was loving, caring, generous, and honest. Pamela was also an Elvis Presley fanatic with an extensive collection of Elvis memorabilia.

Mrs. Rutherford was preceded in death by her parents, Lucius and Mytice Faircloth.

She is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, Johnny Rutherford; her sons, Chadwick (Ashleigh) Rutherford and Michael Rutherford; her siblings, Jerry Faircloth, Tony (Sherry) Faircloth, and Jane (Bob) Bryant; her granddaughter, Colette Rutherford; and numerous other loved ones, family, and friends.

The family will receive guests at the funeral home on Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm. There will be a funeral held on Friday, September 27, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Ephesus Baptist Church with Dr. Billy Godwin officiating. The family has chosen for Pamela to be cremated following the services.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Ephesus Baptist Church’s Sunday School Program, 8445 Ephesus Church Rd, Villa Rica, GA 30180, 770-942-4327

Those who wish to express condolences or share a special memory may do so online at

Arrangements by: Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, Douglasville, GA 30134, 770-942-4246


  • Visitation Thursday, September 26, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, September 27, 2019


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Debra Mayfield

October 7, 2019

The staff of Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home and Memorial Park would like to extend our most sincere condolence to the Rutherford Family. We would like to thank you for entrusting the care of your loved one into our hands. Please remember you are not alone and we will always be here for you.

Tracie (Tollison) Brackett

September 25, 2019

My husband was on Facebook & saw this post about Pam. I am still in shock.
She was one of a kind! I have to say some of my favorite times growing up was spent at her house with Johnny & the rest of the family & friends. Also, at the lake on their boat. She always made sure we were fed & having a good time.
Sending hugs & prayers to all of you.

Nancy Cross

September 25, 2019

I loved Pam. Thinking of her always brings a smile to my face. Young Pam was always fun to be with. She loved fast cars and just being out, doing what teenagers do in the early 70’s. One evening Johnny spotted her and that was it! Here we are I believe 47 years later!!
The older Pam was a devoted and loving wife to Johnny. Her boys... well she couldn't be prouder. When we’d talk and that was often, she’d go on and on about about her boys... so proud. Always the Mamma Bear, protective of them .. always there for them. Then Collette arrives, Pam could not get enough of her granddaughter. So happy to tell about how she was growing and coming along.
Pam was a very special person to me too. A good friend for all these years. One of my favorite memories of her is at the 40th SCHS reunion. I had dedicated the song Build Me Up Buttercup to another dear friend whom had passed, and the music started to play. I grabbed Pam and pulled her into the dance floor. The floor was ours and we covered every inch of it dancing. She laughed and laughed! What fun we had. We would still talk about that in years to come saying we’ll do it again at the next reunion as its a difficult song to dance to but we did and it’s ours. Unfortunately she won’t be at the next reunion, but she won’t be forgotten, I miss her.

Michelle Parsons Langley

September 24, 2019

Sending hugs and prayers to the family. Pam will certainly be missed. She always treated me and my brother like one of her kids. When we were younger we always went to Johnny and Pams and always had a great time. RIP sweet lady.

Susan Reece

September 24, 2019

Aunt pam was a wonderful woman we had some of the best times anything from Gatlinburg to us hanging out while I fixed her and always holidays. She treated my kids like they were her own. Fly high go find elvis and watch over us forever you will be in our hearts forever we will always love you

Kathy English

September 23, 2019

I was sad to hear about Pam.
Pam and I were friends for many years. She always said I was always laughing but I couldn't help it when I was with her. She was a funny person.
Our condolence to all of her family.
Randy and Kathy English