Janice Tyre Bush

Janice Tyre Bush, 77, of Bristol passed away at her home on July 10, 2021. 

Mrs. Bush was born January 27, 1944 in Bristol to the late Louise Tyre and the late Ben Jasper Tyre. Before retiring, Mrs. Bush was a beautician. She was a lifetime member of Piney Grove Free Will Baptist where she was a dedicated member of Piney Grove Women Active in Christ. 

Mrs. Bush was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Bush, by her brother, James Tyre, by her sister, Daphine Tyre, and by her granddaughter Candis Hersey.

She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law Teresa and Dale Williamson of Bristol, Terri and Jeff Buckhalter of Paducah, Kentucky, and Barbara and Ricky Hersey of Nicholls; her son and daughter-in-law Tony and Kristin O’Steen of Surrency also survive.  Mrs. Bush was loved by her many grandsons and granddaughters. She found great joy in her ten great grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Diane and James Harrell of Valdosta, two nephews also survive. 

Funeral services were held on Monday, July 12, at 2:00 p.m. at Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church, Bristol with the Rev. David Young, Tony O’Steen and Jacob Bell officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Active pallbearers were her grandsons: Jared White, Marcus Smith, Ben Jasper O’Steen, Austin Buckhalter, Mckenley Hand, Campbell O’Steen and Tobias Hagins.

Musical selections were rendered by Charlie Lightsey, Lynne Thornton, Donnie & Denise Bargeron and Jim Overstreet.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Piney Grove Women Active in Christ (Attention Denise Brannen 1944 Piney Grove Church Road Bristol, Georgia 31518) and Hospice Satilla (808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, GA 31501).

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.