Emma Mae Rush Deal, 96, resident of Sterling House and formerly of Troy, widow of David Frank Deal, entered into eternal rest February 15, 2012 at Hospice House.
Born in Greenwood County, October 7, 1915, she was a daughter of the late Seaborn S. and Janie Corley Rush. A graduate of Hibler High School, McCormick County, Mrs. Deal retired from Park Seed Co. in 1990 after 50 years of service.
She was a devoted member of Troy Baptist Church for 71 years where she served as a Sunday School teacher, substitute pianist and was a member and past president of the WMU of the church.
Surviving are a daughter, Benzie Witt-Donnald and husband, Floyd; a grandson, Brian C. Witt and wife, Jana and great-grandson, Grant T. Witt, all of Greenwood; a sister, Mamie R. Rambo of Greenwood; two brothers, Walter W. Rush of Greenwood and Rev. Dr. Wilbur J. Rush of Woodruff.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 Friday from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Davis officiating.
A private family burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Ronnie Deal, Joey Langley, Jasper Rush, Jack Jennings, Patrick Koone and Walter Beauford.
Honorary escort will be Retirees of Park Seed Co and members of Troy Baptist Church.
The family is at their respective homes and will receive friends at the funeral home from 10 to 11 Friday morning.
The family requests that memorials be made to Troy Baptist Church, PO Box 65, Troy, SC 29848 or Hospicecare of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Ave., Greenwood, SC 29646.
For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com.
Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Deal family.