Merle A. Trimm – Obituary

by Lynn McMillen
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Merle A. Trimm, 94, died Thursday, October 4, 2012 at Tippah County Health Services in Ripley, MS. He was born April 28, 1918 in Tishomingo to Charles Louis and Annie Lancaster Trimm.  He was a member and former Elder of Liberty Church of Christ and later attended Tiplersville Church of Christ.  He was a veteran of the Army Air Corp serving during WWII, former commander of the American Legion in Tishomingo and served in the National Guard for 19 years.  He assisted with many military funeral services by presenting flags to the family members of deceased veterans.  He was a former Board of Alderman for the Town of Tishomingo and a board member of the Tishomingo County Power Association.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, October 7, at Liberty Church of Christ, Dennis, MS. with Ron Deaton, Garry Martin, Sean McPherson and Kelly McPherson officiating. Burial will be in Tishomingo City Cemetery . Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, MS. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are two daughters-Lou Ann Greene (Donnie) of Ripley, Sue McPherson of Hendersonville, TN; four grandchildren-Beth Ward (Steve), Sean McPherson (Mandy), Kelly McPherson (Carisa) and Jamie Greene; three great grandchildren-Sadie Grace, Sayer and Seelie McPherson.

He was preceded in death by his wife-Montez Trimm, his parents, a son-in-law-Roman McPherson and his father and mother-in-law-Andrew and Ludia Strickland.

Pallbearers will be Dr. Norris Howell, Randle Miskelly, Jimmy Chitton, Dung Chou, Van Roberts and Benford Pierce. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Elders and Deacons of Liberty Church of Christ.

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Saturday, October 6, at Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont. The body will lie-in-state from 1-3 at the church on Sunday.

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