Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 20, 2015, at the New Hebron Baptist Church, for Mrs. Mary Merrell, age 81, who passed away to her Heavenly Home on October 17 in Magee, MS. Interment followed in the New Hebron Cemetery. Saulters Moore Funeral Home of Prentiss handled all arrangements.
Rev. Mike Grenn and Rev. Earl Clark officiated. Pallbearers were Chris Brooks, John Brooks, Lamar Daley, Maggie Merrell, Michael Polk and Daniel Polk.
Mary Frances Merrell worked for a time at New Hebron Mfg. She was a homemaker and a member of New Hebron Baptist Church. She is survived by two daughters, Paula McCaleb of Flowood and Kimberly Polk of New Hebron; one son, Michael Merrell of New Hebron; two sisters, Carolyn Rains of Brandon and Christine Cook of Flowood; three brothers, Arthur Crawford of Kosciusko, Frank Crawford, and Cliff Crawford, both of New Hebron; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Eddie and Leatha Sullivan Crawford; her husband, Gilbert Merrell; one sister and three brothers.
Memorials may be made to New Hebron Baptist Church, P.O. Box 37, New Hebron MS 39140.