Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

May 2, 2013

George Andrew “Andy” Rutherford

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

PRINCETON, W.Va. — He was born December 1, 1942 in Saltville, Va. He was a son of George Nelson and Mary Elizabeth Bowers Rutherford. He was preceded in death by his father, George Nelson Rutherford; mother, Mary Elizabeth Bowers Rutherford; and a brother, Lawrence Darwin Rutherford. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, a former miner, and an electrician.

He is survived by his daughter, Deborah Lynn Williams , Bland, Va.; granddaughters, Emily Alyssa Williams and Holly LeighAnn Williams, Bland, Va.; his son and daughter-in-law, Brian Nelson and Kristin Renee Rutherford, Charlotte, N.C.; granddaughters, Erin Elizabeth and Jordan Leigh Rutherford, Charlotte, N.C.; and son, Derek Myers, Princeton, W.Va.

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 3, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell, W.Va., with the Rev. Danny Shortridge officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Bluewell, W.Va. The visitation will be Friday, May 3rd from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Pallbearers will be Johnathan Croy, Joe Kelly, Justin Kelly, David Shrader, Craig Gilpin, Paul Wharton, Jeff Holyfield, and Frankie Ward. Honorary pallbearer will be Benny Croy.

The family is accepting online condolences at

The Cravens-Shires Funeral Home, 3431 Coal Heritage Road, Bluefield, WV (Bluewell) is serving the family.