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Thomas Ralph Rush

August 8, 1944 — July 12, 2022

CLEVELAND – Thomas Ralph Rush, age 77, of Cleveland, MS passed away on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. 

Visitation for Thomas Ralph Rush will be held on Saturday, July 16, 2022, from 10:00 A.M. until 10:45 A.M. at Cleveland Funeral Home, followed by a graveside service at 11:00 A.M. at Delta Height Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Cleveland, MS. Bro. Bill Kirkpatrick will officiate the services.

Ralph was born to Thomas and Adelle Maudy Rush on August 8, 1944, in Inverness, MS. Thomas attended School in Inverness and Shaw school districts. He was married to the love of his life in 1968 in Shaw, MS. He served two years in the United States Army. Ralph worked for Gresham McPherson for 30 years. He enjoyed restoring old furniture and spending time with his grandchildren. Ralph was an active member of Yale Street Street Baptist Church serving as a deacon. He was also a member of the American Legion.

Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Rush and Adelle Maudy Rush, and his brother, Dwight Rush.

Ralph is survived by his wife of 54 years, Kay Rush of Cleveland, MS; Son, Robert (Shelly) Rush of Colorado Springs, CO; Daughter, Mimi (Aaron) Scott of Winston Salem, NC; sisters, Janis Lofton, Linda Rettburg; Brother, Allen Rush; Grandchildren, Andrew Rush, Afton Scott, Ireland Scott, Ian Scott, Anna Scott, Alistair Scott, and Agnes Scott.

Pallbearers are Ian Scott, Allen Rush, Andrew Rush, Chris Lofton, Robert Rush, and Aaron Scott.

Memorials may be made to Yale Street Baptist Church 1215 N. Yale St. Cleveland, MS 38732.

Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. An online guest register may be signed at

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Service Schedule

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Saturday, July 16, 2022

10:00 - 10:45 am (Central time)

Cleveland Funeral Home

3463 Hwy 8, Cleveland, MS 38732

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Graveside Service

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Delta Heights Memorial Gardens

MS-8, Cleveland, MS

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