Rutherford-Hardwick, Mildred “Mickey”

Mildred “Mickey” Rutherford Hardwick, 94, of Kenova, W.Va. passed away on Saturday July 3, 2021 at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House in Huntington, W.Va. Funeral arrangements are through Rollins Funeral Home, Kenova, W.Va., with visitation beginning Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. followed by a 1:00 p.m. funeral service conducted by Rev. Scott Byard. Burial ensuing at White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Mickey was born March 29, 1927, in Sydney W.Va., a daughter of the late George B. and Ona Rutherford. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her four siblings and her husband of 50 years, Lace Vinson Hardwick, Sr. She is survived by her three children, Jeannie (Tim) Perry, Lace (Jamie) Hardwick, and Paula (Philip) Blatt. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews, including special nephew, Robert “Bobby” Rutherford, and sister-in-law, Lucy Rutherford. Six grandchildren; Timothy Perry, Jr., Matthew Vinson Perry, Brett (Amanda) Bocook, Blair (Kevin) Thomas, Barkley (Chad) Young, and Jacob (Sierra) Blatt. Nine great grandchildren; Haleigh (Mike Burrell) Perry, Daniel Perry, Addy Bocook, Ava Bocook, Simone Thomas, Myles Young, Graem Young, Harper Blatt, and Hazel Blatt. One great, great granddaughter, Linnea Grace Burrell. The family would like to express gratitude to all caregivers at Grayson Assisted Living, Dr. Winger, nurses and staff at Hospice, and to Phyllis Mahon, friend, and caregiver. Mother loved her children. She retired from Wayne County schools as a kindergarten aide. A long time member of First Baptist Church of Kenova. Her special gift from God was her love for little children, they always brightened her day. Our family and friends were always welcome at our home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, 3100 Staunton Road, Huntington, W.Va. 25702. Online condolences may be expressed at