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The Tunica Times • P.O. Box 308/986 Magnolia Street, Tunica, MS 38676

Fred Wallace Rushton, Sr

Fred Wallace Rushton, Sr. entered into the presence of his Heavenly Father on November 11, 2015.

Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church, Tunica on Saturday, November 14, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mr. Rushton was born on December 21, 1916, to Mary Kate (Thomas) and Walter Quitman Rushton in Pelahatchie, MS.  He attended Pelahatchie High School, and was employed by Mississippi Power and Light Company for 47 years.  He served in the 66th Construction Battalion of the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater during World War II.  He was local Scoutmaster in both Senatobia and Drew.  He served as president of the Tunica Rotary Club and as Chairman of the Board of Deacons of the First Baptist Church of Tunica.

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