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Winnie Mae Wallace, 92

New Albany MS obituary 2017

Winnie Wallace

Pinedale-Winnie Mae Wallace, 92, died Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Pontotoc Extended Care in Pontotoc. She was born January 11, 1925 in Walker County, AL to Abe Myers and Wilma Cordelia Akins Myers. She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church in Etta.
She worked eight years at Irwin B. Schwabe shirt factory in New Albany and then twenty five years at Kellwood Mfg. in Oxford as a supervisor. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed trying new recipes. She loved to work in the yard with her flowers and with her husband, Jewel, in the garden. She also loved to work crossword puzzles, sewing, crocheting, reading books and watching Wheel of Fortune. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 16, 2017 at United Funeral Service with Bro. Tim Green officiating. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery. United Funeral Service will be in charge of the arrangements.

She is survived by two sons, Harold Jumper (Colleen Dona) of Pontotoc and Donny Jumper of Pinedale; two grandchildren, Leigh Ann Jumper Mercer of Hernando and Olivia Mink (Dewayne) of Boonville; four great grandchildren, Crystal Mercer (Bobby Lickteig), Michael Mercer, Tret Mink and Charli Mink; one great great grandchild, Carson Lickteig; two sisters-in-law, Norma Jean Wallace and Janet Myers; and a brother-in-law, J.T. Willard.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband of fifty years, Jewel Wallace; her siblings, Arlie Garner (Lila), Pauline Garner Holcomb (Loy), Mildred Garner Crump (Charles), Harvey Myers, Lawrence Myers, Catherine Myers Fulton (Eckfort), Zula Myers Montgomery (Leroy), Blanche Myers Willard, Tommie Myers, Erwin Burchfield (Bill Erwin and Olen Burchfield) and J.C. Myers; two brothers-in-law, Loyt Wallace (Elsie) and Leo Wallace; a sister-in-law, Hettie Mae Wallace Pickens (Curry); and the father of her children and former husband, Duel Jumper.

Pallbearers will be Carlton Wallace, Mike Montgomery, Grant Hendrix, Terry Hendrix, Billy Montgomery, Tommy Wallace and Howard “Skinny” Montgomery. Honorary pallbearers will be Terry Garner, Ferrell Garett and Charles Collier.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. til 7:00 p.m. Sunday, January 15, 2017 at the funeral home.

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The family would like to thank all of the staff of Pontotoc Extended Care in Pontotoc for the excellent care of our mother.

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