Tonie Rushing, age 68, of Paris, Tennessee passed away on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at her residence. Her body is to be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date.
Tonie Rushing was born on April 14, 1949 in Ridgley, Tennessee to the late Jack DeShields and the late Lillie Rushing. She married Billy Rushing on January 6, 1996 and he survives in Paris. Tonie is also survived by her daughter: Annie Rushing of Waverly; her sons: James (Kathy) Westman of Clarksburg, West Virginia, Billy (Bridgett) Rushing, Jr. of Waverly, Daniel (Ashley) Rushing of Waverly and Joseph Rushing of Whitesville, Tennessee; brothers: Charles DeShields of Paris, Mack and (Pamela Filhouser) DeShields of Paris, and Robert (Betty) DeShields of Tigrett, Tennessee; nine grandchildren; and one great grandchild. Besides her parents she is also preceded in death by her sister: Pearl Dennis.
Tonie was a Baptist by faith. She enjoyed fishing with her husband and working cross word puzzles. She was also an avid fan of the singings at KPAC on Tuesday and Friday evenings.