Margaret Rutherford Ledbetter, 88, of New Albany, died Friday, Aug. 17, 2012 at her home. She was born February 19, 1924 in Tippah County to William Scott and Angie Perkins Rutherford. She was a homemaker and enjoyed restoring furniture and antiques. She loved her animals, especially horses. She was a member of Ebenezer Presbyterian Church.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012 at United Funeral Service with Rev. Dan Hazen and Rev. Roger Browning officiating. Interment was in Glenfield Memorial Park. United Funeral Service was in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, J. L. Ledbetter, Jr.; her daughter, Kathy Ledbetter Dickson (Gene) of Southaven; a sister-in-law, Twilla Rutherford of Blue Mountain; numerous nieces and nephews, a grand dog, Gabriel, and two grand cats, Patchie and Tux.
She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Thomas Perry Rutherford, Willis “Dick” Rutherford and Billy Scott Rutherford.
Pallbearers were Cecil Pannell, Mike McCord, Jerry Stevens, Timothy Stevens, Bobby Thompson and James Randle. Honorary pallbearers were James Staten, Edwin Dees, Bill New, Melvin Warrington, Curtis Frazier, Glen Duckworth, Glen Barkley and John Childers.
The family requests that memorials be made to Ebenezer Presbyterian Church Cemetery Fund, C/o Ann Staten 1068 CR 139 New Albany, Ms. 38652
Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.