John D. Rush, son of the late Sherman Thomas Rush and Grace Elsie Todd Rush, was born on April 13, 1939, at Oneonta, Ala., and died in the Walker Baptist Medical Center at Jasper, Ala., on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2003, at the age of 64.
Mr. Rush was a member of the Cornerstone Assembly of God Church, had formerly worked in hotel security, was a former resident of Bernie and a resident of Oakman, Ala.
He was united in marriage to Faye Garrison on June 30, 1956, at Kennett. Mrs. Rush preceded him in death on Jan. 16, 2003.
Survivors include four sons, Marty Rush of Austell, Ga., David Rush of Kennett, Travis Rush of Lithia Springs, Ga., and Benjamin Rush of Dexter; seven daughters, Joanne Coblentz of Sarasota, Fla., Treca Rush of South Pointe, Ohio, Johnetta Garbiso of Walsenburg, Colo., Sandi Podskoc of Warner Robbins, Ga., Beckie Collier of Sikeston, Paula Collier and Wanda Rush, both of Dexter; one brother, Sherman Rush of Shannon, Miss.; one sister, Sarrah Porter of Oakman, Ala.; 21 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Clifford Ray Rush; and one great-grandchild.
Visitation will be held from 9-11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 14, 2003, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Funeral services will then be conducted at 11 a.m. at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Bernie with Rev. Earnest Puckett and Rev. Jimmy Porter officiating.
Interment will follow in the Smith-Stevenson Cemetery.