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.

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