Sunday, March 15, 2015

Ruel Alton Conn, Sr.

Ruel Alton Conn, Sr., 72, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, March 14, 2015, at his residence in Louisville, Mississippi.  Visitation will be Tuesday, March 17, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Keen and Rev. Dewayne Kelsey officiating.  Interment will follow in Yellow Creek Cemetery with Rev. Dewayne Kelsey and Dr. Mike Smith officiating.
Mr. Conn was born in Noxubee County, on January 9, 1943.  He was a member of Yellow Creek Baptist Church; and in 2005 he retired from Choctaw Glove in Noxapater. 

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Christine Hamm Conn of Louisville; and by four daughters:  Shirley Kelsey and husband, Bro. Dewayne, of Louisville; Betty Lee, of Louisville; Judy Nowell and husband, Joseph, of Collinsville, Mississippi; and Shelia White and husband, Scottie, also of Louisville; and by his son, Alton Conn, Jr. of Austin, Texas.  He was “Papaw” to six grandchildren:  Billy Green, Nicky Green, Nathan Ratcliff, Kayla White, Ragan Stevens and Jenna Nowell; and one great-grandson, Brayden Ratcliff.  Alton is also survived by two brothers, Hubert Conn and wife, Trudy; and Paul Conn and wife, Debbie; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Mr. Conn is preceded in death by his mother, Freddie Conn; and his son, Curtis Conn.

Serving as pallbearers will be Scottie Butler, William Cockrell, Jr., David Conn, Jason Conn, Raymond Green, and Willie Sloan. Honorary pallbearers are Hubert Conn, Paul Conn, Ray Cockrell, Marion Hamm, and Danny M. Sullivan. Memorials may be given to Yellow Creek Cemetery Fund, 309 Sloan Road, Louisville, MS 39339.

Services are under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at