VARDAMAN – Agnes Laverne Gillespie, 93, died Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at her son’s home in Isola. She was born March 24, 1920, in Pontotoc. She was a homemaker and a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church.
Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, at Poplar Springs Baptist Church with Bro. Benny Hill officiating and Bro. Jeff Gilder assisting. Burial was in Poplar Springs Cemetery at Vardaman. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Vardaman is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by two sons, Rodney Zane Gillespie of Vardaman and Jerry M. Gillespie of Isola; two sisters, Charla Frances Austin and Virginia Houpe, both of Pontotoc; six grandchildren, Lee Gant, Angie Smith, Cindy Clark, Cristy Lee, Michael Gillespie and Bonnie Gillespie; seven great- grandchildren, Anna Gant, Grey Clark, Sierra Lee, John Macon Gillespie, Ely Clark, Daniel Lee, Jayden Lee; and two stepgreat-grandchildren, Justin Smith and Jessica Smith.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James Ruth and Verlon Easley Ruth; her husband, William Theo Gillespie; two brothers, James Robert Ruth and A.W. Ruth; and a sister, Essie Poole.
Pallbearers were Ely Clark, Grey Clark, John Clark, Neal Gant, Michael Gillespie, Dane Lee, John Macon and Michael Smith.
Visitation was from noon to until 2 p.m. Saturday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home in Vardaman.
Online condolences may be made at www.parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com.
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