Mary R. Motes

November 1, 1930 ~ August 3, 2020 (age 89)


Mary Rushing Motes, age 89, a lifelong resident of Troy, Alabama, passed away Monday, August 3, 2020, at home surrounded by her loving family. A graveside service will be held Friday, August 7, 2020, at 3 p.m. in Green Hills Memorial Cemetery with Reverend Wayne Locklar officiating. Visitation will be Friday, from 1-3 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mary was born on November 1, 1930, to John Mack Rushing and Eula Lee Spivey Rushing. On November 29, 1947, she married the love of her life James Grady Motes who preceded her in death on January 15, 2012. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Carla M. and David Huie; son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Jana Motes; grandchildren, Melanie Garner (Wes), Lauran Lott (Frankie), Kimberly Garrett (Terry), Karri Booth (Kevin), Josh Langston (Kristina), Sawyer Langston, and Julianne Darnell (Joey); great-grandchildren, Wesley and Preston Garner, Will and Lee Lott, Sydni, Molly, and Reece Garrett, Jackson, Allie, and Madi Booth, and Grant and Adam Langston; sister, Margaret Swatzell; sister-in-law, Jo Ann Motes; brother-in-law, Bill Allen; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to extend special thanks to the staff of Compassus Hospice for their gentle care. In lieu of flowers, charitable contributions can be made in her honor to Good Hope Baptist Church (1093 County Road 1165 Troy, AL 36079) or to Compassus Hospice (PO Box 965 Troy, AL 36081). Friends and family can sign the guestbook online at The staff of Green Hills Funeral Home is honored to serve the Motes family. 

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August 7, 2020

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Green Hills Funeral Home
1621 South US Hwy 29
Troy, ALABAMA 36079

Graveside Service
August 7, 2020

3:00 PM
Green Hills Memorial Park Cemetery
1621 South US Hwy 29
Troy, AL 36079


Good Hope Baptist Church
1093 County Road 1165, Troy AL 36079

Compassus Hospice
PO Box 965, Troy AL 36081

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