Velma Rush Sanders

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Velma Rush Sanders, 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, SC; Monika Bennett, Lynn Haven, FL; 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.