Nancy “Sissy” Rushing Poe, 90, passed away at Yalobusha Nursing Home in Water Valley on Sunday, May 31, 2020. Born April 9, 1930, in Calhoun County, she was the daughter of the late Ray Rushing and the late Lillian Byrd Rushing. She was a 1949 graduate of Calhoun City High School, and was a faithful member of Calhoun City First Baptist Church. She was retired after more than 25 years with Calhoun County Bank. In 1950, she married James Poe, and they shared 27 wonderful years together until his passing in 1977. She could usually be found reading or watching TV. She loved to keep a check on her neighbors and friends. Working at the bank for over 25 years, Nancy was able to create many life-long relationships and friendships with so many.
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She cherished the time spent with her family, especially her grandkids and great-grandkids. To her many friends, she was more like part of their family. Nancy was blessed with a long life here on earth. God has now called her home, and she will be missed dearly by all who knew her.
Pryor Funeral Home is honored to serve Nancy’s family.
A Graveside Service celebrating her life will be held Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at 11:00am at Calhoun City Cemetery. Dr, Anthony Kay will be officiating.
Serving as pallbearers will be Chester Ray Dye, David Spivey, Eddie Hyde, and Tyler Wortham.
She leaves behind her daughter, Lisa Baker and her husband Thomas of Oakland, MS; sister, Barbara Bryant of Calhoun City; grandchildren, Sasha Hyde and her husband Eddie, and Dawn Baker Wortham and her husband Tyler, both of Water Valley; and five great-grandchildren, Chapel, Ethan, Remington, Sadie, and Landon.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Lillian Rushing; her husband, James Poe; and brother, John Kenneth Rushing.
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