Sim Pernell Jr.

Published 5:00 am Thursday, August 14, 2008

Services for Sim Pernell Jr., of Meadville, are 1 p.m. Sunday,Aug. 17, at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Kirby withburial in the church cemetery.

Visitation is Saturday from noon until 8 p.m. with familypresent from 7 until 8 p.m. at R.E. Tyler Funeral Home.

Mr. Pernell, 83, died Aug. 11, 2008, at Franklin County MemorialHospital in Meadville. He was born in Franklin County on Sept. 20,1924, to Sim Pernell Sr. and Minnie Tankston Pernell.

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He was a retired logger.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wives, MinniePernell and Reba Linfield James Pernell; a daughter, Neva Fox; hisbrothers, Elree Pernell and Willie Pernell; his sisters, SusianaThomas, Annie Lee Thomas, Georgia Mae, Sara Lee and FlorencePernell.

Survivors are his wife, Nancy Murray Pernell, of Natchez; hissons, Rudan Pernell and Alvie Pernell, both of Meadville, and MayesPernell, of Jackson; his daughters, Jeanette Pernell, of Chicago,Sherry Stanford, of Huntsville, Ala., and Stacey Rollins, of Roxie;his sisters, Minnie Nelson and Gratie Knight, both of Natchez; his15 grandchildren; his 16 great-grandchildren; and his fourgreat-great-grandchildren.