McClain-Hays Funeral Service: Obituaries

McClain-Hays Funeral Service

ANNIE IRENE KILLEN DEARING ANNIE IRENE KILLEN DEARING
(September 9, 1928 - March 14, 2013)

SERVICES:  SUNDAY,
MARCH 17, 2013
3:00 P. M.
BETHSAIDA BAPTIST CHURCH

VISITATION:  SATURDAY,
MARCH 16, 2013
5:00 - 8:00 P. M.
MCCLAIN-HAYS FUNERAL HOME

INTERMENT:  BETHSAIDA BAPTIST CHURCH

OFFICIATING:  DR. BILLY JAMES
REV. LAWRENCE RUNNELS

Mrs. Annie Irene Killen Dearing, 84, of Philadelphia, MS, died Thursday, March 14, 2013 at Neshoba County General Hospital in Philadelphia.

She was a native and lifelong resident of the Bethsaida Community in Neshoba County.  She retired from Garan where she worked as a seamstress.  Mrs. Dearing was a member of Bethsaida Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Auston Dearing; sons, Tommy (Kate) Dearing, Rev. James Clinton (Wanda) Dearing and David Dearing, all of Philadelphia and Rev. Jerry (Tammye) Dearing of Tuscaloosa, Alabama; daughters, Barbara (Bro. Gene) Higginbotham of Philadelphia, Judy (Tommy) Winfield of Hickory, Mary (Tim) Grace of York, Pennsylvania and Brenda (Keith) Summerville of Panama City, Florida; sister-in-law, Lou Killen of Philadelphia; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lige and Lois Killen; brother, Rayford Killen; sister, Betty Burkes; daughter-in-law, Kathy Dearing; great-great-granddaughter, Judith Marbrough.

Pallbearers were Chris Higginbotham, Paul Dearing, Jonathan Dearing, Michael Dearing, Phillip Dearing, Jared Dearing, Daniel Dearing and Jesse Dearing.  Honorary pallbearer was Billy Fain.