Dorothy Louise Rushing Iler
May 17, 1928 – June 10, 2018
Mrs. Dorothy Louise (Rushing) Iler, 90, of Shellman Bluff, Ga., passed away at her residence after a long illness surrounded by her family, while under the care of Heartland Hospice in Brunswick, Ga. Mrs. Iler was born in Statesboro, Ga. May 17, 1928 to Jack and Esther A. Rushing. She grew up in Savannah and worked briefly at the Savannah Telephone Company. She soon met the love of her life, Sands Iler and the two were married in Savannah at Calvary Baptist Church in 1947. After starting their family they moved to Statesboro in 1968 and then to Shellman Bluff in 1978.
Mrs. Iler spent her life caring for her husband and five children (two sets of twins), she was an excellent cook, fish and play card and board games with her children and grandchildren. In 1993 She and her husband and two sons began operating Shellman Fishcamp. She worked in the store with her husband and for many years making sure there was plenty of food for the family and anyone that was helping them with the business. Mrs. Iler was a devoted wife, loving mother and proud grandmother and great grandmother. Mrs. Iler was a member of Shellman Bluff Baptist Church. Most people who met her commented on her memorable smile. Mrs. Iler was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Esther Rushing; two sons, Gary (Gabo) Iler and Ron Iler.
She leaves behind many memories to be cherished by her husband of 71 years, Sands Iler of Shellman Bluff, Ga; a son, Glenn Iler of Shellman Bluff; two daughters, Gwenn Chester ( Adrian) of Statesboro and Sandra I. Dobbins (Don) of Statesboro; daughter in law Evelyn Iler; sister, Mary Tuten of Savannah, Ga. and a sister in law Loucretia Hollingsworth of Mobile, Ala. Mrs. Iler is also survived by eight grandchildren, Lisa Sherrod (Kevin) of Statesboro, Ga; Angela Snyder (Joseph) of Tucker, Ga; Joye Glisson (Joshua) of S.C; Stephanie Daniel (Brian) of Macon, Ga; Jack Iler and Josh Iler of Darien Ga; Ginger Russell (Justin) of Vidalia, Ga; Wesley Stewart (Savannah) of Ala; Mrs. Iler was blessed with seventeen great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Wednesday, the 13th of June 2018 at Shellman Bluff Baptist Church, followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Harry Coursey officiating. Interment will follow at Shellman Bluff Baptist Church Cemetery.
Serving active pallbearers will be Bill Mercer, Jim Cooler, D.L. McIntosh, Jim Bruner, Gary Priester and Ricky Jackson.
The family has requested that in lieu of customary remembrances, memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice 664 Scranton Rd. Suite 103, Brunswick, GA 31520
Arrangements were entrusted to Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home in Brunswick, Georgia. www.edomillerandsons.com
- Sands Iler, Husband
- Jack Rushing, Father
- Esther A Rushing, Mother
- Gary (Gabo) Iler, Son
- Ron Iler, Son
- Glenn Iler, Son
- Gwenn Chester, Daughter
- Adrian Chester, Son-in-law
- Sandra I Dobbins, Daughter
- Don Dobbins, Son-in-law
- Evelyn Iler, Daughter-in-law
- Mary Tuten, Sister
- Loucretia Hollingsworth, Sister-in-law
- Lisa (Kevin) Sherrod, Grandchild
- Angela (Joseph) Snyder, Grandchild
- Joye (Joshua) Glisson, Grandchild
- Stephanie (Brian) Daniel, Grandchild
- Jack Iler, Grandchild
- Josh Iler, Grandchild
- Ginger (Justin) Russell, Grandchild
- Wesley (Savannah) Stewart, Grandchild
- Mrs. Iler was blessed with seventeen great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews to cherish her memory.
- Bill Mercer, Active Pallbearer
- Jim Cooler, Active Pallbearer
- D.L. McIntosh, Active Pallbearer
- Jim Bruner, Active Pallbearer
- Gary Priester, Active Pallbearer
- Ricky Jackson, Active Pallbearer
664 Scranton Road Ste. 103 , Brunswick, Georgia 31520
- Visitation Wednesday, June 13, 2018
- Funeral Service Wednesday, June 13, 2018
- Internment Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Dorothy Louise Rushing Iler
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June 12, 2018
Thank you so much for sharing all the wonderful pictures, I am enjoying getting a peek into the life of such a warm and loving family. I am holding you all close to my heart in prayer. May God bring you all strength and peace in the days to come.