Olive Rutherford, 91

Published 4:00 pm Monday, February 22, 2021

Olive P. Rutherford, 91, passed away Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, at the Baptist East Memorial Hospital in Memphis.A graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 3, at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery near Batesville. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home.

Olive was born on Jan. 14, 1930, to the late Joseph Allen Herbert and Dorothy Winifred Burton in Long Island, New York. She was a homemaker during her lifetime and a member of the Olive Branch Christian Church.

Ollie enjoyed knitting, quilting, and reading during her spare time. She also had a unique collection of lighthouses and loved her cats.

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The family left behind to cherish her memory includes her children, Tambrey Rutherford of Olive Branch, Melissa Rutherford Hanson of Memphis, and George Rutherford of Hernando; one brother, Robert J. Herbert of Byhalia; and two grandchildren, Jamie Allison Rutherford and Danielle Elaine Smythye.

Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, R.V. Rutherford; one sister, Joyce Herbert Kirkham, and one brother Warren Joseph Herbert.