Mr. Millard Stephens Rutherford, age 87, of Hilltop Drive, Summerville, GA passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at Oakview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Mr. Rutherford was born September 19, 1922 in Chattooga County GA. He was retired from Jackson Chevrolet and was a member of Summerville First Baptist Church.Mr. Rutherford was preceded in death by his father and mother, Walter Glenn Rutherford and Lena Stephens Rutherford.Survivors are his wife, Geraldine Kellett Rutherford of Summerville, GA and his daughter and son-in-law, Pat and James Evans of Summerville, GA.Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, January 14, 2010 from the chapel of the Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home with Dr. Kenneth Summey officiating. A private family interment will follow in Summerville Cemetery.Mr. Rutherford will lie-in-state Thursday, January 14, 2010 at the Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 12noon until 2pm.The following gentlemen have been asked to be pallbearers and need to assemble at the funeral home on Thursday by 1:30pm: Sidney Lanier, Mike Lanier, Tony Jones, Harmon Petitt, Dale Martin and Ken Johnson.The family requests no food. At other hours, the family will be at the residence of the daughter, Pat Evans, 280 Walnut Avenue, Summerville, GA.Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements for Mr. Millard Stephens Rutherford, who passed away on Tuesday.