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Lou Shurden Savage age 68, passed away Friday morning, Jan. 3, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital of North Mississippi in Oxford.
The family celebrated Louâ€™s life with a service beginning at 3:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon, Jan. 5, 2014. at the First United Methodist Church in Batesville, a committal service followed in Magnolia Cemetery also in Batesville. The family received friends two and a half hours prior to the celebration service in the church sanctuary at 1 p.m. Mr. John Howell, Jr. officiating the service. Wells Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Those honored and privileged to serve as pallbearers were David Hardy, Dale Hill, Clint Fisher, Andy Shurden, Chris Shurden, Will Smith, Stephen Sullivan, and Chris Wells.
Lou was born Dec. 26, 1945, one of eight children, in Starkville, to the late Emory Otha and Homa Lee Phillips Shurden. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Batesville. Lou grew up in West Point, and graduated from West Point High School in 1964. She worked for Job Corps in Batesville, for many years and eventually retired this year from Northwest Mississippi Community College as the Administrative Assistant to Dr. Jack Butts. Lou was a proud mother and grandmother to her children and grandchildren, and she was a special friend to many. She loved and adored everyone around her, and always spoke a kind word.
Those left to cherish her love and memory are her two sons, Paul Clinton Savage, Jr. (Donna) of Batesville, Michael Shurden Savage (Dr. Cynthia) of Batesville; four sisters: Sandra Shurden Savage of Southaven, Linda Shurden Hammond (Dr. Abner) of Baton Rouge, La., Vicki Shurden Hill (Roger) of Columbus, Lisa Shurden of Germantown, Tenn.; brother, Otha Lee Shurden of Eupora. Louâ€™s memory will also live on through her five grandchildren, Tripp and Savannah Savage, Baylor Savage, Eli and Ford Wilson. She is also survived by a longtime, loving companion,
Jamie Howell of Pope. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, James
Kelly Shurden and Michael Feddy Shurden.
The family requests that memorial gifts may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 119 Panola Avenue, Batesville, MS 38606.