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Mary Ellen Spurlock (10-12-2017)

Funeral services for Mary Ellen Spurlock, 66, of
Holmesville were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, October 6,
2017, at Holmesville Baptist Church with Bro. Jerry
Whitman and Bro. Truett West officiating. Interment
followed in the Mt. Nebo Cemetery under the direction
of Farrar Funeral Home of Farmerville.
Mary, with her daughter Heather by her side, entered
her heavenly home on October 1, 2017 following a short,
but courageous, battle with cancer. Heather and otherfamily members remained by her side from the very
beginning of her illness.
Mary was born September 15, 1951, in Farmerville
to J.D and R.V. Bridges Spurlock, the youngest of 10
children. She grew up in the Holmesville community
and graduated from Farmerville High School, Class of
1969. She worked for Southland Corporation in Dallas,
Texas, for several years and spent her most recent years
caring for those in need of help.
Mary felt so blessed to have her daughter, Heather
and son-in-law, Cory, and to be the proud “Grammy” to
her precious granddaughters, Mara and Emma, who
were truly the light of her life. Serving the Lord and
spending time with family, friends, and her church
family were her priorities in life. Mary (a very good
cook) enjoyed cooking and family reunions. Most of
her traveling experiences were shared with her sister,
Kat, and were spent visiting family. They spent many
happy days on the road visiting Heather and family,
her siblings and others. She was a lifetime member
of Holmesville Baptist Church where she enjoyed
participating in the choir, preparing food for church
gatherings and for families during times of need.
She was preceded in death by: Her parents; three
brothers – Grayson, Johnie and Mack Spurlock; and
two sisters – Billie Ruth Jarrell and Callie Frost.
Mary is survived by: Her loving daughter, Heather
Norris and husband Cory; two granddaughters – Mara
and Emma Norris; three sisters – Martha Rockett and
husband Sherwood, Betty Stidham and Kathelene
Bryan and husband Kenny; a brother, Jimmy Spurlock
and wife Betty; brothers-in-law, Royce Jarrell and Steve
Frost; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mike Jarrell, David Jarrell, Dany Spurlock, Grayson
Spurlock, Darrell Spurlock, Kenneth Bryan and Kasey
Bryan served as pallbearers.
Visitation was Friday at Holmesville Baptist Church
prior to the service.
In keeping with Mary’s wishes, memorials may be
made to Holmesville Baptist Church or a charity of
choice.
Online memorials may be left at farrarfuneralhomeonline.
com.