JOHNSTON, S.C. - Frances Bledsoe Rushton, age 77, of Hazelwood Apartments, died Saturday at M.C.G. in Augusta. Funeral services will be held Monday, December 24, 2001, at 2 p.m. at Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home, Edgefield. Burial will follow in Sunset Gardens Memorial Park. Rev. C.E. Smith and Rev. Jane Moore will officiate. Mrs. Rushton was a native of Edgefield County, a homemaker and retired textile worker. She was a member of Wholelife Ministries. Survivors are four sons, James T. Rushton, Lancaster, Penn., Alvin R. Rushton, Johnston, Michael D. Rushton, Ridge Spring and Gary D. Rushton, Edgefield; one daughter, Betty J. Cornwell, Johnston; one sister, Helen Smith, Hudson, Fla.; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. The family is at the home of her daughter, 484 Weaver Road, and will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
The Augusta Chronicle December 23, 2001