Shirley Ann Rutherford

May 15, 1936May 8, 2018

Shirley Ann Rutherford age 81 of Knoxville, born May 15, 1936 and passed away May 8, 2018 at U.T. Hospital. Member of Outreach Baptist Church. She was loved by all who knew her and she loved them as well. She is in the hands of Jesus now. Survived by husband, Andrew (Andy) Rutherford, Jr.; son, Stephen K. Frank Rutherford, daughters , Kimala (Brian) Neely, Tarrah (Jose) Montero, son, James L. Vermillion; grandchildren, Lorena, Miguel, Diego, Jeremy, Draven, Valik, Pandora, and Temperance; great-grandson, Alex; brother, Eddie Anderson and his twin sister, Betty Brooks. The family will receive friends 12-1 pm Tuesday at Weaver's Chapel with the service to follow at 1 pm. With the burial to follow at Piney Grove Cemetery. Pastor Jonathan Tharpe officiating.


  • Visitation Tuesday, May 15, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, May 15, 2018

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Mary Helsley

May 15, 2018

She will be missed by everyone that knew her. Prayers for her family and friends.

Barbara Gallaher LPN

May 13, 2018

So sorry to hear of the passing of Ann. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of this beautiful lady. Having worked with her at NHC Knoxville for a long period of time I cannot tell you of a more loving person. She was always caring and true to those around her. Always willing to lend a hand to those in need. Smiles were always abundant and shared with everyone, and her laugh with was infectious to all. I have many fond memories of Ann and she will forever be missed. She showed the world that you could be yourself no matter what. That age was just a number on a piece of paper, and now she will be forever young. Her hair I'm sure will be big and blonde, and her makeup in place, with bright red lips. For that was Ann and I'm so blessed to have known her. May she continue to sparkle and shine with her beautiful angel wings she has gained. RIP sweet lady