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Beam Funeral Service & Crematory
Saturday August 14th, 2021
2:00pm - 3:00pm

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Beam Funeral Service & Crematory
Saturday August 14th, 2021
3:00pm

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Ray Anthony Rutherford

Ray Anthony “Tony” Rutherford, age 57, of Morganton, North Carolina, passed away Monday, August 09, 2021 at his residence.


He was born in McDowell County on February 01, 1964 to Joann Rutherford and the late Franklin Rutherford.

Ray, who was a member of St. John AME Church, was affectionately known as “Tony” or “Ray Ray” to many. He was an avid NASCAR fan. Ray had many friends, and he had a true servant’s heart. He loved to mow grass for neighbors and doing anything he could to help the elderly.

Ray was a friendly, outgoing man who never met a stranger. He would give the shirt off his back to anyone who needed it and never had a harsh word to say. He was very talented when it came to tinkering on small engines.

In addition to his mother, Joann Rutherford, Ray is survived by his girlfriend, Debbie Chacon; one sister Joycelyn Rutherford; two brothers, Thomas Rutherford and David Rutherford; several nieces and nephews; and his special canine companion, Chestnut.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 14, 2021 in the Chapel of Beam Funeral Service in Marion at 3:00 p.m. Rev. Latisha Williams will officiate. The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 3:00, one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.


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A candle was lit in memory of Ray Rutherford

Kevin Rutherford Aug 14 2021 5:05 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ray Rutherford

rosa oxendine Aug 14 2021 5:56 AM

I will miss you dearly cuz. You were so funny and kind to everyone.RIP and may God bless you.

rosa oxendine Aug 14 2021 5:54 AM

We will miss Ray ,he was a good friend to us.

Winfred an Kathleen Cox Aug 13 2021 8:49 PM

Ray was a good friend to us .

Kathleen an Winfred Cox Aug 13 2021 8:44 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ray Rutherford

Debbie Aug 13 2021 7:06 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ray Rutherford

Debbie Aug 13 2021 7:02 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ray Rutherford

Martha joyner Aug 13 2021 12:19 AM

I am going to miss you RayRay RIP love

Juanita Rutherford Aug 12 2021 11:47 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ray Rutherford

Juanita Rutherford Aug 12 2021 11:46 PM

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