Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Mary Ruth Lovorn Moody

Graveside services will be held on Thursday, 17, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. at Middleton Cemetery in Winston County with Rev. Curt Pace officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 10:00-12:00 at McClain-Hays Funeral Home.

Mrs. Moody, 94, of Philadelphia, died Monday, May 14, 2018, at the Neshoba County Nursing Home.

Mary Ruth Lovorn Moody was born on February 3, 1924, in the Nanih Waiya community of Winston County, MS, to Henry Tom and Abby Fulcher Lovorn and entered her eternal home on May 15, 2018. She married Joseph W. Moody on August 19, 1944, and they had two children, David Keith and Mark Wilson.

She is predeceased by her parents; husband; sister, Mildred L. Long; brother-in-law, Arthur Ray Long; nephew, Stanley L. Long; and brother-in-law, Roy King Humphries.

She is survived by her sons; grandchildren, Erin Rebekah (Richard) Goldman, Jacob Keith Moody and Hannah Jean Moody; great-grandchildren, Avery Rebekah Goldman and William Jackson Polk; a sister, Kathy L. Humphries; brother-in-law, Aaron Buster Moody; nephew, Bobby Moody; and nieces, Suzanne Trott, Shannon Smith and Kelly Dawkins.

She spent most of her adult life as a homemaker and loved to sew, cook, and nurture her family. The values that were instilled in her by her parents, church and extended family were passed down to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and have exceeded her lifetime.

Pallbearers are Bobby Moody, Richard Goldman, Jacob Moody, Foster Welburn, Mike Tynes and Raymond Richardson.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Gideons International, or your favorite charity.