Mrs. Anna Mai Bush died at 8:45 a.m., surrounded by her family, Sunday morning, October 17, 2021 at her Chestnut Mound Highway home. She was pronounced deceased by Caris Hospice at 9:52 a.m. Mrs. Bush was 74.
A graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday morning, October 22nd at the Chestnut Mound United Methodist Church Cemetery with her brother Jimmy Apple delivering the eulogy.
Visitation with the family will be on Thursday October 21st from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home.
Born Anna Mai Apple in Chestnut Mound on February 1, 1947, she was one of three children of James Douglas “Doug” Apple who died February 27, 1998 at the age of 83, and Tennie Agnes Hughes Apple who died March 14, 2008 at the age of 84.
At the Jackson County Courthouse she was united in marriage to Robert Anderson Bush who preceded her in death on February 15, 2017 at the age of 73.
Mrs. Bush was a 1965 graduate of Smith County High School. There she majored in Business Education, was a member of the Smith County High 101 member marching band, was in the Spring Festival, and the Spanish Club. In her 1965 annual it stated she was Soft-spoken, Patient and Trusting and the: “Music is well said to be the speech of angels”.
She was employed at Robertshaw for over 30 years until its closing. She then worked for 14 years at Riverview Regional Medical Center where she was awarded Employee of the Year for 2020 and formed many long-lasting friendships.
As an avid Lady Vols fan, her family encouraged everyone attending her service to wear UT orange and white. Mrs. Bush love the outdoors and time spent working on the farm. She especially loved her role as a mother and grandmother and operating Mema’s Taxi for the grandchildren for over 20 years and she instilled strong values in her family that has served them well. She will be especially missed by her special friends Ruby, Frances, Judy, and Sue with whom she visited and talked with on the phone frequently.
Mrs. Bush attended the former Pleasant Grove Methodist Church.
Surviving are her children, Cindy Bush of Chestnut Mound, Jason Bush & wife Olivia Fulton Bush of Elmwood; grandchildren, Logan Dickens & wife Meghan of Lebanon, Hayden Bush and Cambell Bush both of Elmwood; sister, Vickie Petty & husband Gary of Chestnut Mound; brother, Jimmy Apple & wife Judith Anderson Apple of Chestnut Mound; several nieces and nephews; caregivers, Jo Sponaugle and Barbie Apple.
The Bush family requested memorials to the Easton Goad Foundation or the Jordan Hackett Foundation.
Sanderson of Carthage