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Alice Rushing

Alice Rushing
Sept. 9, 1928 – Jan. 8, 2023
Alice Rushing, 94, of Tylertown, died Jan. 8, 2023. at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. She was born Sept. 9, 1928, in Copiah County.
Funeral services were Jan. 11, 2023, at Salem Baptist Church, burial in the Boyd Cemetery, Rev. Mark Wicker officiating.
Mrs. Rushing moved to Walthall County when she was 15 years old to further her education. She graduated from Marion Walthall as salutatorian. She worked at Haspel until they closed, then Multicraft until her retirement. She was a lifelong member of Salem Baptist Church and served in many church activities. Daily she would pray for her family and read her bible. Her pride and joy was her great grandson, Tripp Ward. She enjoyed reading, sewing, gardening, and traveling with her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband James Ethern Rushing; father Warren A Smith, Sr; mother Viola Bernita Barker Crawford; brothers Vernon Lewis Cooper and George Cooper; and son-in-law Neal Ward.
Survivors include her son James Elbert Rushing (Karen); daughter Bernita Ann Ward; grandsons Chad Ward, Cody Ward, and Heath Alford; great grandson Tripp Ward; sisters Dorothy Strickland, Christene Morgan, and Betty Smith.
Capps Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. An online guestbook may be signed at

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