Meridian Star


April 15, 2014

Mary Ellyn Stinson

MERIDIAN —     Memorial services for Mary Ellyn Stinson will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Robert Barham Family Funeral Home, with Dr. Carl White officiating. There will be a private family burial at Stinson Cemetery with Robert Barham Family Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

    Mr. Stinson, 84, of Meridian died Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Anderson Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Stinson was a longtime member of Highland Baptist Church and sang in the choir until her later years. She loved her church family and her Sunday school class.

    She retired from GMAC after thirty-five plus years of service and worked for Culpepper and Culpepper CPA’s after her retirement.

    Survivors include her son, Howard Parnell Stinson and his wife Pat of Meridian; a grandson, Joel H. Stinson and his wife Sarah of Birmingham, Ala.; a granddaughter, K. Claire and her husband Derek Taylor of New Albany; a niece, Susan and her husband, Dan Wright of Meridian and a sister, Matibeth and her daughter, Kathy.

    She was preceded in death by her husband of more than fifty-years, Johnnie Howard Stinson; her parents, A.C. Parnell and his wife Kate and her sister, Rebecca Wolfram.

    The family would like to thank Dr. Doug Phillips for many years of compassionate care.

    Memorials may be made to Highland Baptist Church Renovation Fund or to Highland Baptist Music Ministry.

    Family and friends may sign the online guest book at

    Visitation will be held today, Tuesday from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

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