Joyce Spears Rutherford

February 2, 2018

Big Stone Gap, VA – Joyce Spears Rutherford passed away Friday, February 2, 2018, at Holston Valley Medical Center. Joyce had attended Trinity United Methodist Church in Big Stone Gap, VA and was a member of the Cadet Primitive Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Rutherford; parents Axley and Frances Herron Spears; brother, Axley Spears Jr, and several nieces and nephews.
Surviving are a son Lawrence Still; daughter, Lynn Still, and step-children, Linda Ketron, Angela Fleenor, Laura Fultz, Karen Bowser and Charles Rutherford, Jr.; brothers and sisters, Robert Spears, Bill Spears, Larry Spears, Brenda Baker, Judy Cole, Phyllis Hobbs and Debby Ramey. She is also survived by a special grandson, Anthony Ketron, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Visitation will be Monday, February, 5, 2018 from 12:00noon to 1:00 pm at Gilliam Funeral Home Chapel, 618 wood Ave. W. Big Stone Gap, VA. The funeral service will follow with Rev. Ray Bledsoe, Roy Jones, and Pastor Greg Hill officiating. Graveside services will be held at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens following the funeral service.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Mountain Empire Older Citizens Fuel Fund, P.O. Box 888, Big Stone Gap, VA 24219.
Gilliam Funeral Home & Crematory is honored to serve the family of Ms. Joyce Rutherford.
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618 Wood Ave. West
Big Stone Gap, VA 24219

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