Franklin Rushing 72, passed away Monday, October 11, and his wife, Deborah Jean Rushing, 69, both of Jackson, passed away Saturday, October 9, both at the Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Joint funeral services were held on Thursday, October 14, in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home with Elder Tommy McDonald officiating. Burial followed in the Union Academy Cemetery in McKenzie.
Mr. Rushing was born June 10, 1949, in Huntingdon, to the late Luther Cecil and Floy Lucinda (Laws) Rushing. He was a retired Environmentalist for the State of Tennessee, a member of Skyline Church of Christ of Jackson, and an Alumni of the UTM. Other than his parents he was also preceded in death by wife of 34 years; Debra Jean Cannon, their four-legged fur baby; Taffy Rushing, two brothers; Laws Rushing, George Rushing and one sister; Eloise Ross.
Mrs. Rushing was born March 18, 1952, in Milan, to the late Eugene and Bonnie Sue (Byars) Cannon. She was a retired teacher for the Obion County School District, a member of Skyline Church of Church of Jackson, and an Alumni of the UTM. If you knew Deborah you know how much she loved and was loved by her “kids” at school. Other than her parents she was also preceded in death by their four-legged fur baby; Taffy Rushing, and one brother; Dennis Cannon.
They are survived by one special cousin; Carla Boyd Sanders (Dave) of Bruceton, two sisters- in-law; Marilyn Rushing of Finger, and Charlene Rushing of Hendersonville. They also leave several nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family and friends.
Pallbearers who served were Taylor Rich, Junior Wiggleton, Carl Byars, Marty Rushing, Laws Rushing, II, Dwayne Rushing, and Nathan Ketsdever.