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  posted on 12/10/2011 at 10:09 AM
You have both had more than your share of heartache this year, Rusty. Thoughts and prayers are with you and Donna and your family as you face yet another challenge in the passing of your sister, Cathy. May you find comfort in the love many here have for you, your love for each other, and sweet memories of your beloved sister. No more pain Cathy ... sleep now.
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Cape Coral, FL
Dec. 10, 2011

I guess it is with sadness and jubilation that I report that my baby sister, Cathy has lost her long fight with cancer. This, three weeks to the day after the passing of our mother.

Sadness because that I will no longer have her in my life - in the flesh. With jubilation because now that Goddamned monster of a disease can no longer torment my sister.

My sister was just about the sweetest, most charming and beautiful girl that you could ever see. She could light up any room with her presence.

Some of y'all had the good fortune to meet Cathy. She was at Donna's and my "Birth-a-versary" party several years ago and at the Allman Brothers-
Widespread Panic 2-show run in Birmingham a couple of years ago. She loved to have fun and she loved music.

I wish that I could say that Cathy passed as peacefully and as beautifully as momma did 3 weeks ago, but it just wasn't like that. This son of a ***** disease tore at her until the end. Tougher than I ever thought any human being could ever be, Cathy fought back relentlessly. In the end, she was no match for a disease that evidently is stronger than prayer.

Donna, my aunt, Pat and I are loading up the car for the 10 hour drive home now. I imagine it will be a very quiet trip.

Thank all of y'all for the prayers, thoughts, letters, cards and phone calls throughout this ordeal.

This still seems so unreal.

 

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  posted on 12/10/2011 at 10:47 AM
Most sympathetic uplifting vibes out to you, Rusty & Donna -- very moved having read this -- having lost a member of my own family to cancer, I feel your pain -- maybe Cathy is indeed in that better place now but it won't make missing her any easier -- best to you & yours my friend

 

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  posted on 12/10/2011 at 11:17 AM
Oh man, that's horrible news Rusty. Extra prayers are going down south from New Jersey. You guys have really been put the the test and I hope the good vibes we all sent out to you will bring at least a bit of comfort.

 

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  posted on 12/10/2011 at 11:36 AM
Creator, watch over Rusty's sister Cathy in her continued journey. She is energy and light and beauty and has the wisdom of the ages now. Creator, allow her energy and spirit to bring comfort and knowledge of her existence to the loved ones left, especially Rusty. It is done.

 

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  posted on 12/10/2011 at 11:43 AM
love and healing vibes to you Rusty and Donna..

may 2012 bring you only joy

 

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  posted on 12/10/2011 at 02:52 PM
Rusty & Donna, our thoughts and prayers are with you! Man, noone should face a year like 2011 has dealt y'all! My your days ahead be filled with sunshine, good vibes & karma, and great music! and we cincerely hope neither Death or wind comes your way in 2012!
 

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  posted on 12/10/2011 at 03:25 PM
Rusty..........................

I really don't have any words, other than, "Lord, have mercy on Rusty and his family."

My eyes are welling up as I type this. Rusty, you have really experienced profound loss. I can't imagine....

 

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  posted on 12/10/2011 at 03:27 PM
Rusty ,Donna and family, you are in our hearts and prayers.. life has been so unfair to your family this past year..May 2012 bring only hope ,miracles and blessings..

 

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  posted on 12/10/2011 at 03:38 PM
Sorry for your loss. Prayers and condolences to you and your family.

 

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  posted on 12/10/2011 at 04:22 PM
Thoughts and prayers your way Rusty.

 

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  posted on 12/10/2011 at 08:44 PM
Rusty & Donna...you are in my prayers and thoughts during this difficult time....you have had so many tough challenges of late and I pray life brings you only happiness and no more sadness....
 

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  posted on 12/10/2011 at 10:06 PM
Rusty and Donna...BDOB said exactly as I feel...eyes welling up..."May The God of Mercy Bless and Rest yours and your family's Souls".
You both will be in my thoughts and prayers. Peace and Love, John

 

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  posted on 12/11/2011 at 06:22 AM
Geez...

Prayers, good vibes and condolences to Rusty and Donna.

 

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  posted on 12/11/2011 at 08:42 AM
Oh no I am so, so sorry to read this. My deepest condolences to Rusty and Donna. They have had more than their share of grief. Sending strength and comfort their way.

 

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  posted on 12/11/2011 at 09:03 AM
I am very sorry to hear this. Your family has been through so much. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Let me know if there is anything you need Rusty & Donna.

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  posted on 12/11/2011 at 11:10 AM
Rusty and Donna...

Very sorry to hear this ...Prayers and positive vibes for you and your family at this very difficult time ...

 

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  posted on 12/11/2011 at 11:32 AM
May peace and healing wrap you in her arms

 

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  posted on 12/11/2011 at 01:58 PM
I was fortunate to have met Cathy when Rusty and Donna opened their home to dozens of us in 2009 preceding the Saturday ABB show in Birmingham, and fed us well. Sweet lady, but not surprising having known Rusty already.

Rusty and Donna, I am sincerly sorry for this most recent loss. Sometimes, I don't understand anything.

 

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  posted on 12/11/2011 at 04:43 PM
I have no words. . . . .
Peace from my house to yours.

 

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  posted on 12/11/2011 at 04:54 PM
So very sad....Prayers. Love you guys.

 

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  posted on 12/11/2011 at 06:38 PM
I'm so sorry. Prayers for Rusty and Donna and their family

 

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  posted on 12/11/2011 at 08:38 PM
Oh No.....

Prayers for you family's peace, comfort and understanding during this difficult time.

 

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  posted on 12/12/2011 at 09:28 AM
So sorry to hear this Rusty. Much love sent to you and Donna from the FishCamp. May your heart soon be calmed by loving memories of your beautiful Mom and Sister.
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  posted on 12/12/2011 at 10:54 AM
So very, very sorry to hear this.

 

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  posted on 12/12/2011 at 11:57 AM
Being at the service for Rusty's Mom, I was struck by the closeness of this family. Classic Americana, I guess. Struggling, but perservering in love, as the kids were growing up.


In the time since I met Rusty in 2003, he's lost his brother, both sisters, and his Mom.
His home has been devastated by storms, on 2 occasions. Donna's Dad has medical issues.


It's a mean, mean old world out there. Evil and despair are everywhere.
Getting to become friends with Rusty and Donna has been a gift from God to my world,
and it is painful to see such terrible things happen to people who have been a gift from God to many. It doesn't seem fair at all. And even the best of people have a limit as to how much they can endure before they are overwhelmed. I pray for strength in the inner man for Rusty and Donna, and for peace. Like many of you, I wish there was something more I could do, more I could give back to these precious people.

 
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