Welcome to the memorial page for

Martha (Sharp) Rutherford

September 19, 1931 ~ April 20, 2017 (age 85)

Hatmaker Funeral Home

P.O. Box 478

Lake City, TN 37769

(865) 426-2158


Mrs. Martha Jane Sharp Rutherford, age 85, of Granger, Indiana, formerly of Lake City, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2017.  Martha was born in Harlan, Kentucky on September 19, 1931 to the late Stephen and Lou Sharp. She was a 1950 graduate of Lake City High School, where she played basketball. She belonged to Liberty Baptist Church for most of her life. Martha loved camping. Her whole life revolved around her boys and her family. In addition to her parents, Martha is preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Randall “Cotton” Rutherford, brothers,  James Sharp and JC Sharp, and sisters Mary Lou Baker, Edna Ayers, and Wanda Mitchell.

arlan Kent


Survivors include:


Sons                             Dennis J. (Sandi) Rutherford                                       Granger, IN

                                    Steve R. (Darla) Rutherford                                        Dunde, MI


Grandchildren             Kellee (Joe) Collins and Lauren, Brynn, and Reid       Springboro, OH

                                    Ryan J. Rutherford, Raegan and Ashton                     Granger, IN

                                    Tiffiney Justice, Madison and Natalie

                                    Amber (Marco) Esho and Wyatt

                                    Joshua Rutherford and Connor

                                    Stephanie Rutherford

                                    Steve Rutherford Jr.


In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the Harbour Light Hospice, or the Alzheimer Foundation.



A host of other relatives and friends.


Visitation:  2:00PM – 5:00 PM, Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City, TN.

Funeral Service:  5:00 PM, Sunday, April 23, 2017 in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel in Lake City, TN with Rev. Tom Byrge officiating.

Interment: Family and friends will meet at 1:00 PM, Monday, April 24, 2017 at  the Oak Ridge Memorial Gardens in Oak Ridge, TN for a  1:00 PM interment.


You can also visit Martha’s Guestbook at : www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com


Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake City, TN is in charge of arrangements.

 Service Information

April 23, 2017

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Hatmaker Funeral Home
503 S. Main Street
Lake City, TN 37769

Funeral Service
April 23, 2017

5:00 PM
Hatmaker Funeral Home
503 S. Main Street
Lake City, TN 37769

April 24, 2017

1:00 PM
Oak Ridge Memorial Gardens
1501 Bethel Valley Rd
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

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