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OBIT: Mr. Dennis Rash, Age 66 Of Carthage

Mr. Dennis Rash

Retired zinc mine electrician Mr. Dennis Rash of Carthage died at 8:05 a.m. Monday morning January 15, 2018 at the Centennial Medical Center in Nashville at the age of 66.

His longtime pastor, Bro. Jon Amspaugh, officiated at the 1 p.m. Thursday afternoon January 18th funeral services from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Burial was beside his wife in the Garden of Everlasting Life at Smith County Memorial Gardens.

He was one of three children and was born Dennis Carl Rash on May 16, 1951 in Pulaski in Pulaski County, Virginia and was the only son of the late Arthur Connoy Rash who died at the age of 85 on December 1, 2007 and Mildred Louise Lyons Rash who died August 9, 2002.

In Wytheville, Virginia on July 18, 1969 he was united in marriage by Rev. L. N. Kegley to Pulaski, Virginia native the former Joyce Ann Manuel. Mrs. Rash served as the Clerk for the Town of Carthage for twenty one years. She preceded him in death on December 12, 2016 at the age of 67.

They were preceded in death by two infant great-grandchildren, Cooper Ryan Hesson who died June 10, 2015 and Ellie Harper Stokes who died May 16, 2014.

Mr. Rash was a 1969 graduate of Fort Chiswell High School in Max Meadows, Virginia.

After moving to Carthage he graduated from the Nashville State Technical School.

The Rash family relocated to Carthage from Austinville, Virginia in 1982 when Mr. Rash began employment at the Jersey Minere Zinc Mine as an electrician, a career that spanned thirty five years before his retirement.

Mr. Rash was a member of the Carthage Church of the Nazarene.

Surviving are his three children, Lee Rash and wife Melissa Pope Rash of Lebanon, Denise Agnew and husband Jason also of Lebanon, Sarah Rash of Nashville; mother-in-law Helen Manuel of Barren Springs, Virginia; two sisters, Linda Jones and husband Leon of Hopewell, VA, Pat Bishop and husband Jimmy of Max Meadows, VA; seven grandchildren, Leah Gibbs, Emily Stokes and husband Bobby, Nicholas Hesson, Michael Hesson and wife Joyce, Victoria Green, Mason Green, Laura Grace Green; ten great-grandchildren.