Marion Hansell "John" Furr died on Jan. 28, 2007, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Mr. Furr was born Dec. 22, 1923, in Aberdeen to Dr. Esta Furr and Lottie Winnafred Hansell. He married Pearl Grey Canterbury in Lovely Lane Methodist Church in Baltimore, Md., on April 13, 1946.
A memorial service was held Jan. 30 at Wesley United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, William Frazier Furr, who was killed in action in Germany in World War II, and Dr. Richard Theron Furr of Ocean Springs, who died Oct. 19, 2006.
He is survived by his wife, Pearl, and four children, Mary Louise Furr and her husband, Felix Charles DiPalma Jr., of Texas, William Frazier Furr and his wife, Martha, of Montgomery, Ala., Joseph Patrick Furr and his wife, Dorothy, of Great Falls, Mont., and Elizabeth Anne "Libby" Furr of Oxford. He is also survived by his brother, the Reverend Esta Stanley Furr of Tupelo, seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and eight nieces and nephews.