PONTOTOC – W.C. Usher, 72, died Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. A native of Pontotoc, he was the son of F.C. and Pearlie Mae Hatchett Usher. He was a member of Usher Valley United Methodist Church where he was a member of the male chorus, usher, trustee, steward, president of the United Methodist Men, bus driver, cook, custodian and building fund committee. He was a member of Garfield Masonic Lodge 61 and a 32nd degree Mason of Oxford Consistory 183. He was retired from Illinois Central Railroad after 30 years of service. He loved spending time with his family, gardening, fishing and taking pictures of everyone. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Alice Marie Usher; and one brother, Willie A. Usher.
Celebration of life service will be 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at Usher Valley United Methodist Church. The Rev. George Pulliam will officiate. Burial will be in Pontotoc City Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Rosie M. Usher of Pontotoc; one daughter, Annette Usher of Ridgeland; two sons, Benjamin (Belinda) Usher of McCondy and Ronald Christopher (Rena) Usher of Pontotoc; two sisters, Ella Mae (Cecil Ray) Givhan of Pontotoc and Jacqueline Lee of Tupelo; one brother, Eldric Usher of Pittsburgh, Pa.; one sister-in-law, Mattie Usher of Bruce; two aunts, Oberia Lipsey and Kateria Farr, both of Pontotoc; and four grandchildren.
Visitation is from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with family hour from 6 to 8 p.m.
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