Oneonta, died July 18, 2014, at Golden LivingCenter. Well-loved by the residents and staff, he enjoyed going to church and singing at the nursing home. The Holly Springs Community was dear to his heart, and as a younger man he helped his father on the farm. Parents Leon and Ruth Roberts Rush and Ada Mae Gossett Rush predeceased him, as did sisters Barbara Ann Rush, Irene Blythe, Marie Roper, and Bernice Jones.

Surviving are sister Shirley Christmas, Oneonta; brother Onice (Joann) Rush, Springville; nieces and nephews.

Gary Leopard officiated the 1 p.m. service held July 20 at Lemley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Antioch Cemetery with Danny Christmas, Mike LaRue, Chris Hill, Jeff Rush, James Roper, and Ernie Jones. Lemley Funeral Home and Crematory directed.