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Pearl Gray Canterbury

Female 1927 - 2007  (80 years)

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  • Name Pearl Gray Canterbury 
    Born 02 Feb 1927  Alderson, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 9 May 2007  Tupelo, Lee, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I305407  Martin Family
    Last Modified 9 May 2020 

    Family Marion Hansell Furr,   b. 22 Dec 1923, Aberdeen, Harford, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 2007, Tupelo, Lee, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 13 Apr 1946  Baltimore, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Last Modified 30 Dec 2015 
    Family ID F138245  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 02 Feb 1927 - Alderson, West Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Apr 1946 - Baltimore, Maryland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 May 2007 - Tupelo, Lee, Mississippi Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes  Died:
    • Pearl G. Furr

      TUPELO - Pearl Gray Canterbury Furr died Wednesday, May 9, 2007, at The Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Mrs. Furr was born Feb. 2, 1927, in Alderson, West Virginia, to Dewey Price Canterbury and Edith Pearl Rader. She married Marion Hansell (John) Furr in Lovely Lane Methodist Church in Baltimore, Maryland, on April 13, 1946. Prior to her recent illness, she lived in a cottage at Traceway Methodist Retirement Community in Tupelo.

      Pearl moved many times with her husband and children while John pursued a 23-year military career. They eventually ended up living in Oxford from 1970 to 1976 where she worked at Ole Miss, first as the AFROTC secretary and later in the Bursar's office. She and John moved to Tupelo, where Pearl worked until retirement in 1989 at the Ole Miss Extension Nursing Program office. In 1991 they moved to Montgomery, Alabama, when their last two grandchildren were born. In 2004, they moved to Traceway Manor in Tupelo.

      During those military years, Pearl didn't just set up a house for the family every time the military moved them, she made a loving home. Often faced with going it alone while her husband was gone on military deployments, Pearl nurtured their children, managed the home, and passed on her Christian values to her children. Her life was Proverbs 31:10-31.

      No matter how scattered around the world Pearl's family was, home was always where mother was. She took great joy in her children and in being a West Virginia girl. She never passed up an opportunity to brag on both. "Her children rise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her." Proverbs 31:28.

      Pearl had the gift of opening up her heart and her home to anyone in need. Forever enriched are those whose lives she touched with her love, understanding and acceptance. Her sense of humor and fun lifted the spirits of all who knew her. She truly never met a stranger. "Give her the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates." Proverbs 31:31.

      Pearl was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and three sisters, Victoria, Gladys, and Phyllis; and her brother, Paul.

      She is survived by her four children, Mary Louise Furr and her husband, Felix Charles DiPalma Jr., of Texas, William Frazier Furr and wife, Martha, of Montgomery, Alabama, Joseph Patrick Furr and his wife, Dorothy, of Great Falls, Montana, and Elizabeth Anne (Libby) Furr of Oxford. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and nine nieces and nephews.

      At the family's request a private memorial service was held. Mr. and Mrs. Furr's cremains will be kept by their youngest daughter, Elizabeth.

      In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to The Salvation Army or The Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38803.

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