Andrew ‘Gook’ Conway

SHANNON – Andrew Lee “Gook” Conway Sr., 69, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born April 19, 1943, to Eldidge Adams and Willie Mae Conway. He was a member of Poplar Springs Church. He was retired from Foamex after 32 years. He was head cook for the Poplar Springs family reunion for 40 years.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Poplar Springs Church. The Rev. Dr. Clementine Mays will officiate. Burial will be in Conway Cemetery. Williams Memorial of Okolona is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Leddie Thornton Conway of Shannon; his father, Robert Lee Jones of Shannon; two daughters, Tammy Conway and Bonita Conway of Shannon; two sons, Andrew Lee Conway Jr. of Shannon and Jason Conway (Tonia) of Una; five sisters, Bernice Smith and Verries Ford (James) of St. Louis, Priscilla Jones, Willie Mae Jones and Rena Jones; six brothers, Jesse Jones of St. Louis, Roy Jones, Reginald Jones (Shonta), Dennis Miller, L.C. Adams and Elgie Adams Jr.; three aunts, Mamie Bailey, Annis Fields and Isabella Conway; and special niece, Teresa Miller.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Curtis Thornton, Rudolph Jones, Robert Lee Jones and Rickey Jones; and an uncle, Jessie “Rooster” Conway.

Visitation was from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday with a wake from 6 to 7 p.m. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.



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