Paulette South Mobley – Obituary

By  | May 16, 2019 | Filed under: Cutshall Funeral Home, Obituaries

Paulette South Mobley, 61, of Iuka, MS, passed away Monday, May 13, 2019, at her residence due to complications of multiple sclerosis. Paulette was born to Herbert and Lela Nunley South on July 16, 1957. She graduated from Iuka High School in 1975 and received an A.A. Degree from Northeast Mississippi Community College in 1977. She graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1979 with a Bachelor of Arts and later received a master’s degree and specialist’s degree, also from the University of Mississippi. Paulette Mobley began and ended her teaching career at Burnsville Elementary School. She retired after 25 years of teaching several grades of students. She served briefly as a guidance counselor, but particularly loved teaching gifted students and developed special bonds with many of them. Paulette put her whole heart into teaching, trying to ensure that her students received all the opportunities she had been given. She was admired and loved by her students who appreciated her quirky sense of humor and her compassion. Paulette would not tolerate seeing abuse or neglect in any of her students and gave herself freely to any of them in need. She lived a quiet life filled with the love of a large family of grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Paulette and her mother had a unique mother/daughter bond, sharing hours and days together as devoted companions. She loved animals and never let a stray dog go hungry or stay a stray for very long. Paulette also had a long and special relationship with her beloved husband, Kenneth, who served as her caregiver until her death. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Mobley of Iuka; her mother, Lela Nunley South of Iuka; her sister, Pam South (Carole) of Atlanta, GA; her brother, Phillip South (Mary) of Iuka; her nieces and nephews, Ethan South, Audrey South, Josh Thompson, Jessica Birden, Dana Lewis, Wendy Mobley, Corey Mobley, Cole Mobley, Alan Mobley, Steven Mobley, Michael Rutland, and Carol Lee Rutland; a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins; and her precious pets, Juliette, Taffy, and Keifer. She was preceded in death by her father, Herbert South. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka, MS is entrusted with arrangements. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 17, at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka, officiated by Rev. Nick Phillips. Interment will follow in Providence Cemetery. Pallbearers include Joey Holt, Jason Nunley, Tojo Aldridge, Toney Mobley, Danny Dexter, and Jonathan Nunley. Honorary pallbearers include Herman Nunley, Ralph Glover, Ronnie Woodruff, Dr. Jim Perkins, Jerry South, Ferlon Brumley, and Don Mobley. Visitation is scheduled for 5:00 until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, May 16, at Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka. Memorials may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society or the Alzheimer’s Association. An online guest book may be accessed at

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