Wednesday, 09 October 2019 17:08

Gladys Rushing

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ROCKINGHAM — Gladys Rushing, age 92, a resident of Rockingham for 63 years, passed away on Oct. 3, 2019.

She was born Gladys Lee Murphy in Danville, Virginia, on Jan. 12, 1927. Her parents were Reaves Leander Murphy Sr. and Ruth Phipps Murphy. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl J. Rushing Sr., to whom she was married for 64 years. She had also lost a brother, Reaves Leander Murphy Jr., and three sisters, Imogene Isaacs, Lucille Simpson and Judy Ramey. She had also lost a granddaughter, Emily Voss.

She is survived by her daughter, Brenda Rushing Munro and her husband Bruce Munro of Charlotte, as well as two sons, Earl J. Rushing Jr. and his wife Katie Rushing of Rockingham, and Gregory R. Rushing and his wife Martha Shaw Rushing of Supply.

She leaves behind seven grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held on Sunday, Oct. 13, at 3 p.m., at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses on County Home Road in Rockingham.

Carter Funeral Home is assisting the Rushing family.

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