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James Bush

James Matthew "Mack" Bush

Sunday, June 30th, 1940 - Tuesday, February 18th, 2020
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Obituary

CORDELE — James Matthew “Mack” Bush, 79, of Cordele died early Tuesday morning, Feb. 18, 2020, at Cordele Health and Rehab. At Mack’s request, his body was donated to Emory University School of Medicine for the advancement of science.

Mr. Bush was born in Cordele to Matthew Jackson Bush and Mattie Stokesbury Bush. He is preceded in death by his siblings: Jack Bush, Billy Weldon and Geraldine Bush.

He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He was a well known local business man. In his early years of business, he was the owner of Bush’s Grocery. In later years, he owned Bush’s Swap Shop and also dealt in new and used furniture.

He is survived by his daughters: Heather Williams of Thomasville, Ga. and Candice Morey of Leesburg, Ga.; and his grandchildren: Landon Williams, Kayla Sealy, Grace Morey and Gemily Morey.

Online condolences may be left at www.hughesandwright.com. Hughes & Wright Funeral Home, Inc. is entrusted with these arrangements.
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Helen Sellers

Posted at 02:48pm
I met and became good friends with Mack in the mid 60's. I lived in Seville, Ga. and drove to Cordele Uniform Co. to work.
I would stop at his store to buy gas, drinks, and other nic/nacks. One day I stopped there and lost a black onyx ring in the
gravel around the gas pumps. I told Mack this and he said he would keep a look out for it. About three weeks later I stopped by and he presented me with my ring, of course it was bent something awful, like it has been ran over. I asked how he found it and this is what he told me. " I just keep throwing coke caps for "Doc" to fetch and after several times he brought me your ring". Doc was his beloved Black Lab. Today I have a Chocolate Lab. I treasured my friendship with Mack and Doc greatly.
I thought of them often and wondered if he was still in the Cordele area. My deepest condolences on your lost.
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Tammy Spurling

Posted at 01:10pm
Prayers for each of you during this time of Mr. Mack's passing. We have known him for many years. So sorry for your loss.
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Misty Ussery

Posted at 06:48am
Blessings to you and your family Bush many years of doing business with you 🙏 I lift up your family in prayer.
 
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DEBRA P PERRY Posted at 07:09pm

So very sad to hear of Mack's passing. He was a dear friend of mine & I'm glad I knew him.
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