Allyson Leigh Rutherford, 30, of Columbus, MS passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2015, at University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS.
Ms. Rutherford was born December 8, 1984, to Lawrence Denson “Denny” and Elsie Dawson Rutherford in Kosciusko, MS. She was a member of Life Church, Columbus, MS, Columbus Choral Society, and Kappa Delta Epsilon Society. Ms. Rutherford was a 2nd-grade teacher at Cook Elementary School for the past 3 years. She is preceded in death by her sister- Tamara Renee Rutherford; maternal grandparents- Carlos and Eva Dawson; paternal grandparents- Hal Burnon Rutherford, Ramona Russell, and James D. Russell.
Ms. Rutherford is survived by her parents- Denny and Elsie Rutherford of Columbus, MS; sister- Emily (Scott) Burns of Tupelo, MS; brothers- Chris (Crystal) Rutherford, Taylor (Sherrie) Rutherford both of Columbus, MS; nieces- Caitlyn Rutherford, Haleigh Rutherford, Hannah Burns; nephews- Jace Burns and William Rutherford.
Memorials may be sent to Palmer Home for Children, P.O. Box 746, Columbus, MS 39703 or online palmerhome.org.