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Gary Richmond Savell

September 11, 1928 March 20, 2020
Gary Richmond Savell
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Gary Richmond Savell, 91, passed away, peacefully surrounded by his love ones, at his home in Ridgeland, Mississippi on Friday March 20, 2020.

Gary was born on September 11, 1929 to William and Mary Ezell Savell. He lived his early years in the Walnut Grove area before moving to the delta. He married Hattie Parker in 1952 and were married for 65 years until her death in 2017. He and Hattie lived in Silver City until 1998 when they moved to Ridgeland, Mississippi, to be near their daughter. Gary was a member of the First Baptist Church in Belzoni but had been attending Trace Ridge Baptist Church in Ridgeland since their move. He was a deacon at First Baptist Church. He was active in the church and was widely known as the Men's Prayer Breakfast cook each week. Besides cooking, Gary loved hunting and fishing. He shared his wisdom with a number of younger men in the community and was known for his caring and loving ways. He retired from the Humphreys County Co-op.

Gary Richmond Savell was preceded in death by his parents, William and Mary Savell, brothers, James Merlee Savell, John Clayton Savell, Harry Earl Savell, sisters, Barbara Savell Brey, Irene Savell Jones, Jacqueline Savell Walters. He leaves behind to cherish their memories, his loving daughter, Pam Savell of Ridgeland, sisters, Joanne Savell Hawkins of Belzoni, Kay Savell Blake of Greenville, Maxine Savell Herring of Dickinson, Texas, Billie Jean Savell Hodges of Kemah, Texas

Private Graveside Services will be held Sunday, March, 22, 2020 at Spring Creek Baptist Church near Philadelphia, Mississippi. Dr. Billy McKay will officiate.

In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorials be made to either Hospice Ministries, Inc., 450 Towne Center Blvd., Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157 or to Trace Ridge Baptist Church, Benevolence Fund, PO Box 2726, Ridgeland, Mississippi 39158.

Mortimer Funeral Home of Belzoni has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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