Tabitha Madge Rush

Published 8:52 am Thursday, November 13, 2014

Tabitha Madge Rush, 38, of Jonesborough, Tenn., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, at her residence.
A native of Washington County, Tenn., she was the daughter of Mack Presnell Sr. and Eleanor Faye Douglas Presnell of Johnson City.
Tabitha was a homemaker and volunteered at the consignment shop in Gray. She was of the Pentecostal faith.
Tabitha was preceded in death by her grandparents, her mother-in-law and aunts and uncles.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, Alan Rush; two daughters, Josie Sparks and Kaycee Rush, and a grandson, Malachi Smalling, all of Jonesborough; a brother, Mack Presnell Jr., Gate City, Va.; two nieces, Olivia Presnell and Kateylin Presnell, both of Elizabethton; and a special aunt and uncle, Harold and Elsie Presnell, Hampton. Many other aunts, uncles and cousins and her best friend, Jennifer Graham, Elizabethton, also survive.
A service to honor the life of Tabitha Madge Rush will be conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services with Rev. Dean Presnell and Rev. Mack Presnell Sr. officiating. Music will be under the direction of Harold Presnell, Michael Presnell and Tammy Murray. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, prior to the service. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, in the Markland Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Robert Presnell, Billy Presnell, Donald Puckett Jr., Steve Presnell, Samuel Martin and Jason Martin. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Brown, Mack Presnell Jr., Ted Muncy, Matt Renfro and Rusty Sparks. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 1 p.m. Sunday to go in procession to the cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family and viewed by visiting our website at
Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the Rush family. Office (423) 543-5544.

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