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Harry E. Anthony – Obituary

By  | December 23, 2018 | Filed under: McNeece Morris Funeral Home, Obituaries

Harry E. Anthony, 73, passed away Saturday, December 22, 2018, at his home after a three year battle with colon cancer. He was born December 12, 1945, to the late Orville and Marie Anthony. He was a graduate of Tremont High School, Itawamba Junior College, and Mississippi State University. He married Sue Sheffield on September 4, 1971, and they were blessed with 47 years of marriage. He was a member and deacon of Big Oak Baptist Church. He and Sue owned Tupelo Tractor Sales for 25 years. In later years, he worked at different car dealerships, including eight years with Carlock Toyota. He was always known as an early morning person who enjoyed meeting and talking with people. He was happiest when he was working selling a tractor or car. He was die-hard Mississippi State fan who followed his Bulldogs in every sport. He enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s ballgames and especially watching his son’s team at North Pontotoc High School play baseball.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, December 24, at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Jackie Gray officiating. Burial will be in New Home Cemetery.

Harry is survived by his wife Sue; his son, Chad (Chess) Anthony of Ecru; his daughter, Christi West of Mantachie; his grandchildren, Sheffield, Rhodes, Hutton, and Greenlee Anthony of Ecru, and Drew Langley, Hunter West, and Ty West of Mantachie; one step-grandchild, Cayley West of Mantachie; two sisters, Jean Hoffman of Dalton, Georgia and Virginia Anthony of Tupelo; two nephews, Tony (Karen) Gibson of Dalton, Georgia, and Ronnie (Judy) Gibson of Panama City, Florida; two nieces, Jill (Steve) King of Tupelo and Kim (Ricky) Scroggs of Talking Rock, Georgia; and a host of other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother Joe Allen, who died in 1931; and two brothers-in-law, Lelon Jackson of Tupelo and Bob Hoffman of Dalton, Georgia.

Pallbearers will be Aaron Loden, Robert Wilburn, Hoyt Griffin, Jr., Bobby Sheffield, Jim Witt, and Larry Harris.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, December 23, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, 5159 West Main Street, Tupelo, MS 38803.

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