Published 10:30 am Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Funeral services for “R.H.” are Thursday, May 14, 2015, at 11 a.m. at Centenary United Methodist Church in McComb and at 12:30 p.m. at the Adams United Methodist Church in the Auburn community with burial in Adams Cemetery with Masonic Burial Rites. Hartman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Rev Jim Porter and Rev. Johnny Bowlin will officiate. Pallbearers will be Christopher Nunnery, Josh King, Tim King, Tyler King, Robert T. House, Otis Ray House, Wayne Forman and Gabe Gabler. Honorary pallbearers will be Sammy Pope, Tim Allred and members of the John A. Quitman Masonic Lodge.
Visitation is Wednesday, May 13, 2015, from 5 until 9 p.m. at the funeral home and again Thursday, May 14, 2015, from 10 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m. at Centenary United Methodist Church in McComb.
Mr. Nunnery, 90, of McComb, died on Monday, May 11, 2015, at Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center. He was born Nov. 26, 1924 in Auburn to Robert E. Lee and Maggie Jordan.
Mr. Nunnery was a lifetime resident and native of Auburn. He was the owner and operator of Nunnery Tire Service for 53 years. He was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church, McComb Exchange Club, United Commercial Travelers and was a member of the John A. Quitman Masonic Lodge No. 242 at Auburn where he served as treasurer and master of the Lodge several times. He was recently recognized as the oldest living member of 65 years.
He was a loving husband and father, faithfully devoted to his family. He was an avid beagle enthusiast, a Red Devon Cattleman and showed Tennessee Walking Horses. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII serving in the Pacific Theater and then served in the Korean Conflict.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Eva Laverne Nunnery; two brothers, Malcolm David Nunnery and Robert Harold Nunnery; two sisters, Imogene Orr and Doris Mock; one grandson, Bramlette Caston; and brothers-in-law, Thomas Parker, Ernest Orr and Jeff Mock.
Survivors are his wife, Eula Strittman Nunnery of Summit; three children and their spouses, Peggy Diane Caston (Brent) of Liberty; Dr. Phillip Hardy Nunnery (Brenda) of Panama City, Florida and Janice Laverne Fitzgerald (Mike) of Gulfport; two step-children, Sandra Strittman of Flowood, Sharon Strittman King (Tim) of Summit; four brothers and sisters and their spouses, Maureen Parker of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Felix Doyle of Nunnary (Mary Ann) of Smithdale; Annie Kennedy (Chuck), Paradise, California; and Yvonne Bates (Bob) of Zachery, Louisiana; two sisters-in-law, Susan Nunnery of Keller, Texas, Ina Nunnery of Dallas, Texas; grandchildren, Michael Nunnery of Germantown, Tennessee; Tracy King of McComb; Jennifer Knight of Gloster; Nicholas, Alison Anne, and Camille Butchikas of Panama City, Florida; Eleanor Braswell of Greenwood; McKee Guenther of Gulfport; Anna Young of Brandon; Tyler King of Meadville; Josh King of Summit; Brittany Fitzgerald of Jackson, Lane Fitzgerald of Cleveland; McKay Caston of Dahlonega, Georgia; Keeton Disser of Ouray, Colorado; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Memorials to be made to Camilleasartforautism.org.