Winston Quarles, 84


Winston Glenn “Blue” Quarles, 84, of Randolph, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center Inpatient Hospice in Tupelo.

He was a retired auto/tractor parts manager. He was a deacon and member of Hopewell Primitive Baptist Church, but attended Bethany Primitive Baptist Church in recent years. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving stateside. An avid gardener, he was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend.

Services were at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc. Elder Larry Wise officiated. Burial was in the Glasgow Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Modean Steward Quarles; son, Ronald Quarles (Alecia) of Pontotoc; daughters, Cathy Quarles of Randolph, Sandra Wise (Larry) of Randolph and Debra Clayton (Lewis) of Blue Springs; grandchildren, Sgt. Jacob Quarles FOB Fenty, Afghanistan, Elizabeth Quarles, Jonathan Wise (Paige), David Wise, Joseph Wise and Allison Clayton; one great-grandchild, Connor Quarles; brothers-Gene Quarles (Nell) and L.D. Quarles (Elaine); sisters, Jewell Holley (Dean) and Dorothy Maxey.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Lillian Glen Quarles, and two brothers, Billy Wayne Quarles and J.C. Quarles.

Pallbearers were Tim Quarles, Randy Quarles, William Holcomb, David Wise, Joseph Wise and Mark Holley.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Glasgow Cemetery Fund, c/o J.D. Adams, 12208 Hwy. 9 S., Randolph, MS 38864.