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Bessie Lou Funches

Mrs. Bessie Lou Funches, 95, died Friday morning, January 2, 2015, at the Jefferson Davis Extended Care Facility in Prentiss. Services for Mrs. Funches were held on Saturday, January 10, at the Jordan Hill MB Church, with Pastor James Randolph officiating. Interment was in the Jordan Hill Cemetery, with Laird Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Funches was the daughter of the late York and Pellie Powell of Mt. Olive. At an early age she joined the Prentiss First Baptist Church and remained a member until she united with the Jordan Hill Church, where she remained a member until her death. Mrs. Funches served her Lord and Church as a mission member and an usher. Mrs. Funches married the late David Funches and to this union five children were added, three of whom preceded her in death. In addition to being an outstanding wife and mother, Mrs. Funches worked for over 30 years as a cafeteria worker at Carver Elementary in Bassfield.

Mrs. Funches’s survivors include her son Robert Lee (LouElla) Funches of Carson; her daughter, Ada P. (Hubie) Nelson of Jackson; one sister, Hattie Owens of San Francisco, CA; 19 grandchildren; 47 great grandchildren; and 18 great-great-grandchildren.