CAMILLA -- Myrtle Hale Bush, 89, of Leesburg, died Wednesday, September 12, 2012. Visitation will be 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., Thursday, September 13 at Parker-Bramlett Funeral Home in Camilla.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 14 at Moody-Connolly Funeral Home in Brevard, NC with visitation at 1:00 p.m. one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Brevard, NC.

Born February 12, 1923 in Brevard, N.C., she was the daughter of the late James Thomas Hale and Bruna Ray Hale. Mrs. Bush worked at Pisgah Mills in Brevard, North Carolina for many years. She was a manager for World Book Encyclopedia for 10 years. After retiring from World Book, Mrs. Bush worked at Mitchell Baker Service Center in Camilla, Georgia until her retirement. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Cecil Bush; two sons, Robert L. Bush and James "Buddy" Bush; her sister, Hazel Kilpatrick; and her brothers, Elward Hale and Bobby Hale.

She was a beloved mother to her children and helped them establish their careers and businesses. She assisted her son as he established two churches in North Carolina and Georgia. Her love for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren was the rock that helped us all. She loved her brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews and that love was always returned. Her life was dedicated to her family.

Survivors include her daughter, Nancy Long of Leesburg; two sons, Steve Bush and wife Jackie of Newton and Danny Bush and wife, Linda of Dothan, AL; two sisters, Nell Vickers of Harrisburg, NC and Roberta Dodson of Brevard, NC; daughter-in-law, Gail Bush of Arden, NC; twelve grandchildren, Jimmy Long, Janet Bush, Claire Mims, Lisa Williamson, Jason Adams, Steven Bush, Ricky Bush, Deanna Shoemake, Matthew Bush, Carrie King, Daphne Owenby, Johnny Bush and Melissa Duncan and 18 great-grandchildren.

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