CUTHBERT -- Elsie Leon Rish, 92, of Edison died Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at Calhoun Nursing Home in Edison. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 11:00 at Vilulah Baptist church near Coleman with interment in the Church Cemetery with Rev. David Murphy to officiate.

Mr. Rish was born June 9, 1920 in Edison, son of the late Elsie Lee and Clara Joiner Rish. He was a farmer and worked for Green Thumb for many years. Mr. Rish was a member and deacon of Vilulah Baptist Church and served in the 37th Division of the U.S. Army during World War II.

Survivors include a brother, Ben Joiner Rish of Atlanta, a number of nieces and nephews and a special great-nephew, Eric Jenkins and his wife Jennifer Jenkins and their son Owen, all of Edison.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, August 15, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home.

Lunsford Funeral Home

Cuthbert 229/732-2148