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Rushie J. Rector
Date of Death or Service Feb 17, 2018
Rushie J. Rector

Mrs. Rushie J. Rector, age 73 of Cumberland Furnace, TN died on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at Horizon Medical Center.  A graveside service will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 2pm at the Cumberland Furnace Cemetery.


Mrs. Rector was born on June 8, 1944 in Garrett, Kentucky.  She was a daughter of the late Ernie and Thelma Francis Jenkins.  Her father was a coal miner and died while his children were of young age.  Rushie and her siblings were separated to live with family.  Her life had a tough beginning, but she was determined to persevere and dig herself out of poverty.  As a teenager, she married a U.S. Air Force Veteran, John Rector, and moved to Cumberland Furnace.  Together they operated a market in Cumberland Furnace, “Drive N-Out” also known to many as Rector’s Market.  She was a hard worker that loved to hunt and fish.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen J. “John” Rector, numerous brothers and sisters, and a close friend, Aubrey Jones. 


She is survived by her siblings: Ernie Jenkins of Grove City, OH, Rosetta Ferguson of Flatgap, KY, Geraldine Owens of Paintsville, KY, William Jenkins of Paintsville, KY, many nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.


Mrs. Rector’s family has a great appreciation for Mrs. Rector’s friends and former patrons.  Your kindness and condolences have been well received.


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