Amelia Barr Horton Rushing, 89, of Greenville passed away on Tuesday, April 23 at her home. There will be a visitation from 11:00-12:00 p.m., on Friday, April 26 at Boone Funeral Home, Greenville. A private family graveside will be held prior to visitation.
Amelia was born in Guntown, MS on November 28, 1929. She was a graduate of Cleveland High School where she played basketball under the direction of Coach Margaret Wade from the 9th to 12th grade. Amelia met her soul mate, Dutch, in the 10th grade. She graduated with a degree in Elementary Education at Mississippi State College for Women in Columbus, MS. Dutch and Amelia married July 7, 1951 in Cleveland, MS, which thrived for 65 years until Dutch’s death in September of 2016.
Amelia was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Horton (Anne) and brother, Jim Horton.
Amelia leaves one sister, Mary Anne Berger (Rut) of Boyle, MS; a sister-in-law Stella Horton (Jim) of Palos Verdes Estates, CA; 4 children: Sam Rushing (Diane) of Ouray, CO, Jim Rushing (Billie Marie) of Greenville, MS; Jo Miller (Charlie) of Merigold, MS and Tom Rushing of Montrose, CO; 5 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank all the caregivers for their excellent compassionate care and service.
In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to the charity of your choice.