Ann Bush Dale
Funeral services for Mrs. Ann Bush Dale were held at 3 p.m. April 13,
2019, at the Prentiss Baptist Church. Mrs. Dale, 94, left this life
for her Heavenly home on April 10, 2019, at St. Catherine’s Village in
Dr. Roland McMillan, Dr. Rory Lee and three grandchildren officiated.
Burial was in the Prentiss Cemetery.Saulters Funeral Home was in
charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers were Matthew Hickman, Brantley Hickman, Jarrod Lee,
Stewart Alford, Chris Alford, Joseph Dale and Lee Parish.
Ann Bush Dale was born on March 24, 1925, in New Hebron to Fred
Marshall Bush and Elizabeth Stewart Buck Bush. Ann Dale was a
homemaker and a schoolteacher.
Ann was an active member of Prentiss Baptist Church where she taught a
ladies’ Sunday school class for years. She was also very involved in
her community and entertained in her home often.
She was a member of the Twentieth Century Club, DAR and Colonial Dames.
Living in the old Dale family home on Main Street in Prentiss, Ann
became famous for her life size Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus with paper
mache heads she sculpted and outfits she made. She prominently
displayed the Clauses in rocking chairs on her front porch and
spotlighted them for all to enjoy each Christmas.
Ann enjoyed gardening in her yard among the azaleas, camellias, irises
and magnolias. Being a talented artist, her flowers were often an
inspiration for her beautiful still-life paintings.
Ann’s greatest love and joy was her family, second only to her love
for her Lord and Savior.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father; her husband of 58
years, Joseph Dale; and three brothers, Fred Marshall Bush Jr.,
Charles Buck Bush and Hamilton Carl Bush.
Mrs. Dale is survived by two daughters, Jo Ann (“Bud”) Alford of
Ridgeland and Nona (Joe) Lee of Magee; a son, Tommy Dale of Jackson;
seven grandchildren, Matthew Hickman, Elizabeth Parish, Brantley
Hickman, Jarrod Lee, Stewart Alford, Chris Alford and Joseph Dale;
seven great grandchildren, Lisa, Will, Charlie and Ann Helen Parish,
Alan and Maddie Grace Lee and Carter Hickman as well as a host of
nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
Friends and loved ones desiring to make memorial donations may do so
to: Prentiss Baptist Church, 2321 Leaf Ave., Prentiss, MS, 39474.
Visitation was April 13, 2019, 1 to 3 p.m. at Prentiss Baptist Church.
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