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Velma Rush Sanders

April 20, 1922 — April 12, 2018

Velma Rush Sanders, age 94 passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at NHC-Oakwood in Lewisburg, TN. She was born on April 20, 1923 to the late James W. and Ruth Tilkins Rush in Lincoln County, TN. She spent her life in nursing and helping others, owning Rockhaven Nursing Home for 22 years.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, William E. Rutledge, second husband, William (Bill) Sanders, and a son, George P. Rutledge. Survivors include her children, Jimmy Rutledge, Lewisburg, TN, Tommy Sanders, Franklin, TN, Linda Garrard, Easley, South Carolina, Monika Bennett, Lynn Haven, Florida, sister, Lavon Boles, Huntsville, AL, brother, Dwight (Judy) Rush, Birmingham, AL, sister-in-law, Carol Rush, Birmingham, AL, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later.

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Bills-McGaugh & Hamilton Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family with their arrangements.
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