Meridian Star


March 13, 2013

Larry Douglas Wall

NEWTON —     Services for Larry Douglas Wall will be held Thursday, at 11 a.m., at Clarke-Venable Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Vincent officiating. Burial will be in Decatur Cemetery with Newton County Funeral Home North in charge of arrangements.

    Mr. Wall, 72, of Decatur, died Monday, March 11, 2013, at Regency Hospital in Meridian. He was a native of Neshoba County, raised in Jackson, and lived there most of his life. His working career in Jackson was with The Clarion Ledger in the advertising sales department as a salesman. He moved to Newton County in the early 80's, and spent the rest of his life here. He served in the U.S. Air National Guard in Meridian, and retired from there. He was an active member of Clarke-Venable Baptist Church, where he enjoyed singing in the worship choir as well as the senior adult choir. A favorite past time was fishing. He was an avid fan of "Ole Miss" football.

    Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Mary M. Wall of Decatur; one daughter, Tracy Wall Jeffcoat and her husband Kevin, and their children: Stephen Jeffcoat and Danielle Jeffocat, all of New Orleans, La.; one son, Charles Wall and his daughter, Anna Wall Ketchum and her husband Tye, and their daughter, Greer; and his son, Chase Wall, all of Clinton ; two siblings: Denise Wall Hewitt and her husband Tony of Brandon, and Robert Wall and his wife Mignon of Prattville, Ala.; and, several nieces and nephews.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles H. and Gladys Munday Wall; and daughter-in-law, Ginger G. Wall.  

    Pallbearers will be John Dailey, Jeff Ezelle, Kevin White, Randy Walters, Mingo Tingle, and Mike Addy.  

    Honorary pallbearers are Buddy Massey, Berwyn Rigdon, Doyle McMullan, Jim Pengergest, Roy White, Lamar Fisher, and Scott Wall.  

    Memorials may be made to Clarke-Venable Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. 308, Decatur, MS 39327.

     Friends and family may sign an online guest book at

    Visitation will be today, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

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