Mrs. Thelma Rush Burnett, age 91, of Sunset Lane in Trion, Georgia, passed away Saturday, November 1, 2008 in a local nursing home. A native of Heflin, Alabama, Mrs. Burnett was born to the late Leemon and Flora Mae Rooks Edwards on August 30, 1917. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and was retired from the weave shop of Reigel Textile.

Mrs. Burnett was preceded in death by her first husband, the late William Otha Rush, as well as three brothers and four sisters.

Surviving are her son, Gaylon Rush; daughter – Marilyn Wood, both of Summerville; husband – Gladstone Burnett, of Trion; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters – Sybil Brown of Carrollton, GA and Dean Pendley of Monck’s Corner, SC; several neices and nephews also survive.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Earle Rainwater Funeral Home.