Naomi Ruth Rutherford

June 25, 1941October 15, 2020

Naomi Ruth Rutherford, 79, entered into the loving arms of Jesus during the evening hours of Thursday (October 15, 2020) following an extended illness. Naomi was born on June 15, 1941 in Dante, VA to the late William Martin & Rosie Gertrude (Johnson) Hartsock.

Naomi enjoyed canning, cooking, baking, sewing, crafting, and spending time with her family an friends. She was a lifetime member of Pine View Freewill Baptist Church. Naomi truly had the heart of a servant, she will be greatly missed by all.

In addition to her parents, Naomi was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 23 years, George Rutherford; two sisters, Dorothy Combs and GayNell “Gay” Norris; and two brothers, Billy Hartsock and Phillip “Phil” Hartsock.

Left to cherish her memory are several nieces, nephews, extended family, and a host of friends.

Naomi will be laid to rest on Sunday (October 18, 2020) at 3 p.m. in the Christus Garden at East Lawn Memorial Park with Pastor Gary Cavin and Pastor Jack Morelock officiating. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Online condolences may be made to the Rutherford family at East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park has the honor of serving the Rutherford family.


  • William Martin and Rosie Gertrude (Johnson) Hartsock, Parents - Deceased
  • George Rutherford, Beloved Husband of Twenty-Three Years
  • Dorothy Combs, Sister - Deceased
  • GayNell "Gay" Norris, Sister - Deceased
  • Billy Hartsock, Brother - Deceased
  • Phillip "Phil" Hartsock, Brother - Deceased
  • Several Nieces, Nephews and Extended Family and Friends, Left to Cherish Her Memory

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  • Committal Service

    Sunday, October 18, 2020


Naomi Ruth Rutherford

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McKee Campbell

October 22, 2020

Naomi was my Aunt, the wife of my Uncle George Rutherford. We always spent Christmas Eve at their place when I was growing up. I always enjoyed that. Naomi was a good lady. I'll miss her very much.

Linda Dingus

October 17, 2020

Naomi was always so caring, we always enjoyed visiting her and her family!
Larry and Linda Dingus. Family of Goldie Dingus
Castlewood, VA

Judy Glotzbach (Combs)

October 16, 2020

Aunt Naomi Rest In Peace. Have fond memories of your wonderful holiday baking treats and the joy you had in sharing your recipes. You were a true caregiver to others.


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