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Tellas Dick Rushing

Tellas D. (Dick) Rushing 74, of Sheridan, died March 2, 1994 at St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center, Little Rock, Arkansas. Born March 18, 1919, at Leola, he was the son of the late William Andrew Rushing and Emma Rhodes Rushing. A WW II Navy veteran, he was retired from Red Hunter Farms of Sherrill, Arkansas. He was a member of the American Legion and a Member of Immanuel Missionary Baptist Church of Sheridan. He was preceded in death by his first wife Rosa Ada McKinzie Rushing, & his second wife Geneva L. McDaniel Rushing, a Sister, Ollie Rushing Price, two Brothers Jack Rushing and William (Tom) Rushing.

Survivors include his wife Margaret Emberton Rushing of Sheridan, Four sons, Bill Rushing of Woodlawn, Thomas Rushing of Pine Bluff, Tellis Rushing of Sherrill and Richard Rushing of Sheridan, five daughters, Ruby Rushing Herring of Woodlawn, Connie Rushing Simpson of Conway, Pat Rushing Smurl of Palacios, Texas, Ann Rushing Thom and Brenda Rushing Clemons both of Houston, Texas, a sister Rachel Rushing Shelby of Monroe, La. Four brothers, Neely Rushing of Kingsland, A. B. Rushing of Pine Bluff, Henry D. Rushing of McMinnville, Oregon and A. J. Rushing of Atlanta, Ga., 22 grandchildren, & six great grandchildren.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 AM Friday at Immanuel Missionary Baptist Church of Sheridan, with Bro. Harold Epperson and Brian Rickett officiating. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery (Cleveland County) at Woodlawn, near Rison by Buie Funeral Home of Sheridan. 

Source: Pine Bluff Commericial, 1994