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“We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Mrs. Mearle was such a kind and caring lady. She will be greatly missed by many. ”
1 of 3 | Posted by: Eddy & Joyce Vaughn - Ackerman, MS

“So sorry to hear this. She was such a sweet lady and I loved her coming and talking to me in my store. She will be greatly missed. ”
2 of 3 | Posted by: Christie OKelly - Ackerman, MS

“I have so many fond memories of Merle as I grew up in Fentress. She was a wonderful cook with a sweet spirit. Prayers for your family as you joins...Read More »
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Mearle Phillips Gammill passed away Saturday, October 16, 2021, at her residence near Weir, MS. Mearle was born January 9, 1937, in Choctaw County, MS, to Leland J. and Icey Lena(Moore) Phillips. She was 84 years old and a member of Fentress Baptist Church near Ackerman, MS. Mearle retired from Piggly Wiggly Grocery where she worked as a deli cook.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 11:00 a.m., at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS. Visitation will be held beginning at 10:00 a.m. till service time. Burial will follow at Fentress Baptist Cemetery near Ackerman, MS.

Mearle is survived by 1 daughter, Anita(Shane) Crowe of Madison, MS; 1 brother, Stanley(Maxine) Phillips of Weir, MS; and 2 grandchildren, Hannah and Luke Crowe, both of Madison, MS.

Mearle was preceded in death by her husbands, Carl Owens and James S. Gammill; her parents; 6 brothers; and 2 sisters.

Memorials may be made to Fentress Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, PO Box 115, Ackerman, MS, 39735.

Funeral Home
Coleman Funeral Home
9150 Highway 12 E Ackerman, MS 39735
Tel. (662) 285-6628

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