Services for A.V. Rushing were held Sunday, May 25, 2014, at 4 p.m. from McClain-Hays Chapel.

The Reverends Don Savell, Leslie Courtney and Jay Murphy officiated. Burial followed in Sand Hill Cemetery. McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Rushing, 89, of Philadelphia, died Friday, May 23, 2014, at The Specialty Hospital of Meridian.

He was born and reared in Neshoba County, where he made his home most of his life. Mr. Rushing was a member of Arlington Baptist Church.

Survivors include his daughter, Brenda Coleman of Philadelphia; two sons, Dewayne Rushing of Louisville and James Rushing of Philadelphia; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and one sister, Lavenia Jolly of Philadelphia.

Mr. Rushing was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Rushing and one son, Mitchell Rushing.

Pallbearers were Joey Griffin, Jerry Blount, Craig Nowell, Lee Hardy, Terry Nowell, and Brad Stuart.