Phyllis Nadine Myers Rutherford claimed her wings and took her beautiful songs to Heaven on Thursday, February 10, 2022. She was 84.
Born October 25, 1937 in Elbert, she was the daughter of the late Ira Otis Myers and Virginia Clay Brown Myers.
Phyllis was a 1956 graduate of Gary High School. She was employed at the Steven’s Clinic Hospital Emergency Room for 20 years and served as office manager at Magic Mart in Welch for 24 years.
While her father encouraged each of his children to sing during church, it was Phyllis’ natural talent that stood out. A member of the Coalwood Pentecostal Holiness Church, she praised her love of God through song and was a constant feature at area religious functions.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Nelson Rutherford and several brothers and sisters.
Those left to cherish her memories are one son, Scott Nelson Rutherford of Indian Land, SC; one daughter, Crystal Rutherford and husband, Gregory Patsey of Coalwood and one brother, Ralph Myers of North Carolina; three grandchildren, LTC Matthew Wimmer and wife Amber of Chesapeake, VA, Noah Zackary Patsey and wife Megan Alger Patsey of Coalwood, Natalia Patsey Brown and husband William of Greensboro, NC; and five great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 12:00 noon from the Coalwood Pentecostal Holiness Church in Coalwood with Reverend Brenda Hall, officiating. Burial will follow in the Iaeger Memorial Cemetery in Roderfield.
Friends may call at the church Tuesday morning from 11AM to 12 noon.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to help defray the funeral expenses.
Services will be held in accordance with Covid-19 guidelines, masks are to be worn by all attending and social distancing is to be practiced.
The Douglas Mortuary in Welch is serving the Rutherford family. Online condolences may be sent to the family at