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Rushie (Hall) McAllister

Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home

202 Maple Ave., Oak Hill, Ohio 45656

(p) 740-682-6696        (f) 740-682-7862


Rushie (Hall) McAllister, age 85, of Oak Hill, Ohio passed away Wednesday, June 26th, 2024, at Jenkins Care Community Memory Care Unit. She was born February 13th, 1939, in Floyd, County, Kentucky to the late Ethar and Onedis Hall.


Rushie graduated from high school in Beaver, Ohio in 1956. She was married 32 years to the late Alfred “Ken” McAllister. He was the love of her life, and they traveled together all over the United States and overseas.


Rushie was a homemaker as well as working various other jobs throughout her life including Kroger, Columbus Schools, Oak Hill Hospital, and Bonanza. She was a member of the Church of Christ of Rio Grande, Ohio. She was very active and volunteered throughout Jackson County and at church including Jackson Senior Citizen Art Class, Red Hats, RSVP, Red Cross, and the Church of Christ Disaster Recovery with which she traveled to Oklahoma for relief efforts. She was always ready and willing to help and volunteer wherever needed.


She received many recognitions through the years. She was the recipient of the Bonanza Award, the 2013 Outstanding Senior Citizen Award in recognition of outstanding commitment and dedication to the Jackson County Senior Citizen organization. She was also awarded the 1997 Apple Festival Senior Citizen Queen.


In her free time, she enjoyed sewing, painting, going to flea markets, walking, and spending time with her family. She went to various locations telling the underground railroad quilt story and selling quilts, bonnets, and Civil War topsy turvy dolls.


Rushie is survived by her sons, David Clyde (Polly) Hurd of Oak Hill, Ohio and Gregory “Mark” (Jamie) Hurd of Sugar Grove, Ohio; brother, Garry (Joyce) Hall of Jackson, Ohio; sister, Wallean (Forest) Batton of Bellefontaine, Ohio; grandchildren: Delmer (Kim) Hurd, Katie Mills, Markie (Bill) Doczi, Brandie (Tony) Barringer, and Emalie (Sean) Aubin; and 12 great-grandchildren.


In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, Keith and infant brothers, Denver and Goldie Jean Hall.


The family would like to extend thanks to Jenkins Care Community and to the Jackson County Senior Citizen Center.


Calling hours will be held on Sunday, June 30th, 2024, from 2PM-6PM at the Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home of Oak Hill. A funeral service will be held on Monday, July 1st, 2024, at 1PM at the funeral home with Minister Ron Thomas officiating. Rushie will be carried to her final resting place at C.M. Cemetery by horse and carriage. Online condolences may be sent to

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30 jun

Rushing was a wonderful lady. My sincere condolences to the family and loved ones.

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29 jun

I knew Rushie for many years, as she was grandmother to 4 of my great-nieces.We did not see much of each other, but her enthusiasm for life shone through each time we met. I offer my heartfelt sympathy to all those who loved Rushie, and especially to Mark & Jamie, Clyde & Polly, Katie, Markie, Brandie & Emalie.

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29 jun

Rushia was a cousin of mine. Prayers for the family. Susan Akers, Nabil

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Carolyn Oliver
Carolyn Oliver
29 jun

I was in Rushie's Art class but had known her since 1958. Her and my Mother were good friends. I remember them telling me about a time when they were together and happened to like what the other was wearing and they just exchanged clothes and went on with their day. .My sympathies to the family. We will miss her so much, Carolyn Oliver daughter of Ola McKinniss.

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28 jun

I was in Rushie's art class at the Jackson Senior Citizen's. We had such fun!! I loved hearing her stories of her childhood in Kentucky; and the underground railroad. She was a sweet lady and I will miss her always. Rushie, I will see you again in Heaven!!

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