Stella Mae (Evans) Rutherford, age 86 of LaFollette passed away Friday, July 24, 2020.  She was of the Baptist faith and a member of Lake View Baptist Church since the age of 14.  Stella enjoyed spending time with her friends and family, doing arts and crafts, going to country music singings, and collecting red birds.

She is preceded in death by husband, Granville M. Rutherford; sons, Jimmy M. Rutherford and Tommy Earl Rutherford; parents, Earl and Ollie Evans; brother, Clarence Evans; sisters, Brenda Sue (Evans) Stroup and Lucille (Evans) Draughn.

She is survived by son, Jerry Rutherford of Jacksboro; daughter, Nancy Rutherford of LaFollette; grandchildren, Angela Rutherford of Jacksboro, Beth Kirby of LaFollette, Jimmy Lee Rutherford of Caryville, Carrie Brock of Jacksboro, Jake Rutherford of LaFollette, Nikki Williams of Three Rivers, MI., Sierra Housley of Jacksboro, and Sydney Rutherford of Jacksboro; 12 great grandchildren; brother, Johnny Evans & wife Linda Jacksboro; sisters, Fanna Allen of Georgia, Margie Ivey of Caryville, Mary Stroup of Caryville, and Faye Wright of Jacksboro.

Friends and family will meet 10:15 AM Tuesday, July 28th at Martin Wilson Funeral Home to go in procession to Well Springs Cemetery for 11 AM  graveside service with Chaplain Ben Neal officiating.

Stella’s guestbook may be viewed at

The family has entrusted the care of Stella Mae Rutherford to Martin Wilson Funeral Home “Where families matter most”