Obituary for Eleanor Louise Haynes Rutherford

Eleanor Louise Haynes Rutherford, age 79 of Pulaski passed away Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at the Highland Ridge Rehab Center, Dublin.

Born October 29, 1940 in Jonesville, Virginia she was the daughter of the late James Arthur Haynes & Sally Pendergraft Haynes. Her great granddaughter, Leila Hamad, brothers, Charles “Tom” Pendergraft, Bob Haynes, Hobart “PeeWee” Haynes, sisters, Hattie Treadway, Thelma Sword, Ruth Green and Barbara Gioscio also preceded her in death.

She was a long time member of the New Hope Baptist Chapel and currently a member of the First Baptist Church ,Pulaski

She is survived by her

Husband of Fifty -nine years-

William Franklin “Bill” Rutherford – Pulaski


William “Kelly” & Vanessa Rutherford – Pulaski


Savanna (Chad) Funkhouser, Samantha (Amir) Hamad and Shauna Rutherford

Great Grandchildren

Scarlett Funkhouser, Atticus Funkhouser and Hazen Hamad

Sister Judy Hines- Indianapolis, Indiana

Many o Nieces ,Nephews and Cousins

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM – Saturday, August 15, 2020 at the Bower Funeral Home-Chapel, Pulaski with Dr. Henry Fiske officiating. Interment will follow at the Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin.

The family will receive friends one hour before service time Saturday at the Funeral Home.

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Bower Funeral Homes, Pulaski is handling the arrangements.