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Obit – Mrs. Dean Baker Bush

Mrs. Dean Baker Bush, age 86, of Old Hickory died at 11:05 a.m. Wednesday morning November 4, 2020 at the Charter Senior Living Center on Andrew Jackson Parkway in Hermitage where she had made her home since December of 2019.

Her pastor, Bro. Ed Inman, officiated at the 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon November 8th funeral services from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Burial followed beside her husband in the Garden of the Cross at the Smith County Memorial Gardens.

Born Edna Eudean Baker on February 4, 1934 in the Key Hollow in the Monoville Community, she was youngest of eleven children born to the late James Phillip Baker who died August 6, 1952 at the age of 65 and Maude Lee Belcher Baker who died January 17, 1984 at the age of 82.

All ten of her siblings preceded her in death, Elsie Marie Baker Williams who died June 2, 1996 at the age of 76, Frances Louise Baker Lankford who died February 19, 2003 at the age of 84, Mary Lee Baker Crawford who died March 15, 2006 at the age of 88, Robert Baker who died October 21, 1995 at the age of 57, Thayer Lorene Baker Carr who died August 22, 1994 at the age of 65, Sadie Baker Nesbitt who died November 23, 1979 at the age of 55, Hubert Baker who died January 8, 1959 at the age of 27, Richard Baker and Marvin Baker and an infant who died at birth.

On November 4, 1950 she was united in marriage in Gallatin to Elmwood Community native James Gross Bush who preceded her in death on February 8, 1996 at the age of 65 following over forty five years of marriage.

Mrs. Bush died on what would have been her and Gross’s seventieth anniversary.

Mrs. Bush began her career as a corporate secretary in 1958 having worked first for Sunbeam Bread, then Kusan Plastics and retired from Pro-Lith Services in 2003 with a career that spanned over forty five years.

She was saved at an early age and was a member of the Rosedale Baptist Church in Nashville.

She is survived by a daughter, Donna Bush Dillard and husband Darrell of Old Hickory, son, James Gross “Jimmy” Bush Sr. and wife Vonda also of Old Hickory; five grandchildren, Valorie Buck and husband Lee, Michelle Garcia and husband David, Devin and his wife Kelli Lee., Dustin Dillard and Darrell Dillard and his wife Tandy; ten great grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.