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Steve Henry Bush


Last updated 10/29/2020 at 9:21am

Steve Henry Bush, 73, of Newton, N.C., died Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, at his residence.

Graveside funeral services will be held locally at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, at Blue Ridge Gardens of Memory in Pisgah Forest.

A memorial service will be held in Albany, Ga. on Nov. 7, at 11 a.m. at the Open Door Worship Center located on 1810 Hancock Road.

Born Aug. 28, 1947, in Brevard, he was the son of the late Henry Cecil Bush and Myrtle Hale Bush. He was also preceded in death by brothers, James L. “Buddy” Bush and Robert Bush.

He was a painter/ carpenter and was a member of Calvary Worship Center in Pelham, N.C., where he had also served as pastor.

Survivors include his wife, Jackie Bush, of Newton; three sons, Steven M. Bush, of Jacksonville, Fla., Charles R. “Rickey” Bush, of Leesburg, Ga. and Matthew G. Bush, of Brevard; two daughters, Deanna Renee Shoemake, of Winder, Ga. and Carrie Lyn Bush, of Newton; one brother, Charles Daniel Bush, of Dothan, Ala .; one sister, Nancy Long, of Leesburg; 11 grandchildren, Brittany Bush, Hunter Bush, Peyton Bush Phelps, Mark Shoemake, Megan Shoemake Graham, Maleah C. Stone, Alaina P. King, Mason Pollock, Azilee Bush, Ezra Bush, and Cailyn Bush; and five great-grandchildren, Brayden Phelps, Boen Phelps, Savanna Stone, Trey Graham and Carson Stone.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Ina Joiner with Kindred Hospice. Memorials may be made to Open Door Worship Center, 1810 Hancock Road, Albany, GA 31705.

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