Services for James Washington Rash are at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009, at Pine Park Baptist Church. The Rev. Gordon Cloud and the Rev. Carl Harrell will officiate and interment follows in the Pine Park Cemetery. Pallbearers are Michael Harper, Shelby Powell, Jason Ogle, Phillip Sexton, Troy Rash and Wayne Rash Jr. Honorary pallbearers are Spencer Hayes, Garlin Brady, Bruce Fisher and Lynwood Cone. Mr. Rash died on Sunday, Aug. 23, in Orlando, Fla. Born on March 28, 1924, in Dothan, Ala., he was the son of the late William Oscar Rash and Ida May Lloyd Rash. He married Helen Earlene Rash on Sept. 8, 1985, in Orlando, Fla. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a private in the 10th Infantry Regiment where he received the following decorations and citations: Combat Infantryman Badge, Purple Heart (wounded April 1945), European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with three bronze stars, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal and World War Two Victory Medal. He was a retired truck driver and a member of Pine Park Baptist Church, the American Legion, VFW and DAV. Survivors include his wife, Helen Earlene Rash of Cairo, Ga.; children, Wayne and Pamela Rash, Linda and Lou Stewart, Deborah and Ralph Lackey; step-children, James and Joann Ogle, Billy Ogle and Tommy Ogle all of Orlando, Fla., Cheryl and Lynwood Cone of Thomasville, Ga., Cynthia and Bruce Fisher of Palm Bay, Fla.; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and four nieces and nephews. Mr. Rash was preceded in death by his parents, William Oscar and Ida Mae Lloyd Rash. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Special Missions Fund, Grady County Baptist Association, 227 Ga. Hwy. 112 North, Cairo, Ga., 39827. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., today at the funeral home. Visitors may sign the online guest register at www.clarkfuneral.com. — Clark Funeral Home

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