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Catherine "Ollie" Clarke Rushing

May 22, 1950 ~ November 17, 2023 (age 73) 73 Years Old
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Catherine "Ollie" Rushing Obituary

Catherine "Ollie" Clarke Rushing, age 73, of Macclenny, Florida, left this cold world and joined her family on Friday, November 17, 2023, at Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital after an extended illness. Cathy was born on May 22, 1950, in Las Vegas, Nevada, to Jacquiline (Seagel) and Major James S. Clarke II. 
Cathy grew up in Columbia, South Carolina, and graduated from A.C. Flora High School. She spent most of her adult life in Florida: Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra Beach, Flagler Beach, and Macclenny. Cathy received her RN nursing degree from (then) Florida Junior College in Jacksonville. Her jobs included the old Riverside Hospital, the Jacksonville Mental Health Center, and others. Being a nurse was all Cathy wanted to do in her life, and she was wonderful at it. No one was ever prouder to be a nurse than "RN Cathy."
She was preceded in death by her parents and her older brother, James S. Clarke III. Cathy leaves behind two incredible friends, Mickey and Steve Houston of Glen St. Mary; a special nephew, Paul Thomas Gaye of Richmond, Virginia; an extraordinary daughter, Dr. Jill L. Rushing of Raleigh, North Carolina; and her beloved husband with 53 years of incredible memories, Randall L. Rushing of Macclenny.
There will be no public services for Mrs. Rushing. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Florida Harm Reduction Collective by calling 407-921-8005 or visiting the website at
Cremation arrangements entrusted to the care of BLACKBURN-CURRY FUNERAL & CREMATION, 380 N. Lowder Street, Macclenny, Florida 32063. (904) 259-2806. Please share your condolences with the Rushing family online at

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