The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


December 10, 2013

Alton Rusk

Alton Lee Rusk, 70, of Athens passed away Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at home. Mr. Rusk was born Feb. 3, 1943, in Cullman County to John Ang Rusk and Carrie Russ Rusk.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home with Kasey Harbin and Kevin Harbin officiating. Burial will be in Dement Cemetery.

Visitation is 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, at the funeral home.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Ang Rusk and Carrie Rusk; and two brothers, L.E. Rusk and James Rusk.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Rusk of Athens; two daughters, Gayle Harbin and husband Kevin, and Cynthia Springer and husband David; son, Christopher Rusk; three brothers, J.C. Rusk, Hubert Rusk and wife Jean, and Duell Rusk and wife Linda; two sisters, Doris Harris, and Linda Brock and husband Wendell; three grandchildren, Ashley Harbin, Chloe Harbin and Caree Springer; step-grandson, Ryan Springer; mother-in-law, Lula Florissa Stevens; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Ridinger, Kenneth Harbin, Wendell Brock, Jimmy Nash, Bob Knapper, James McElyea and Jeff Black.

Sign the online guestbook at

Text Only

Do you think Athens-Limestone County is better prepared than in April 2011 to provide shelter from a major tornado?

     View Results
AP Video
Bon Jovi Helps Open Low-income Housing in Philly Pipeline Opponents Protest on National Mall Hagel Gets Preview of New High-tech Projects S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart New Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees Named 'Piles' of Bodies in South Sudan Slaughter New Yorkers Celebrate Cherry Blossom Blooms SCOTUS Hears Tv-over-Internet Case Justice Dept. Broadening Criteria for Clemency Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers 'Miss Meadows' Takes Holmes Back to Her Roots Biden: Russia Must Stop Talking, Start Acting David Moyes Out As Manchester United Manager Raw: Leopard Bites Man in India Iowa College Finds Beauty in Bulldogs High Court to Hear Dispute of TV Over Internet Stowaway Teen Forces Review of Airport Security
Twitter Updates
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Business Marquee