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Kenneth Furr

Kenneth Furr, 91, Wesson, died Wednesday, May 6, 2020. A private graveside service was held May 9 in Wesson Cemetery. Brookhaven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
As a young man, Mr. Furr left college following the sudden death of his father to come home to run the family business and to help his mother with two younger siblings.
Decell Memorial United Methodist Church was his church. With his beautiful tenor voice, he was a member of the choir and served as music director of church for many years. Even when he had to sit on the front pew because he was no longer able to get into the choir loft, he still led the choir and congregation in song.
He operated the Gulf Service Station for over 70 years, following the death of his father. The station became the gathering place of the “men’s gossip group.”
A member of the Wesson Fire Department, he served as fire chief. He was the organizer of the Wesson Christmas parade and children’s time with Santa Claus following the parade. He also organized the first Wesson Flea Market, which continues today.
An active member of Wesson Lion’s Club, he served as president, led the singing, and was the “Tail Twister,” collecting fines for those members not wearing pins.
Mr. Furr was multi-talented. He was an avid gardener with a greenhouse so he could get started growing his flowers and vegetables early. He had a beautiful rose garden, and many of those roses found their way into his church. In his woodworking shop he made tables, chairs, benches, and other pieces which he just wanted to give away.
He loved taking photographs and took his camera with him so he could take pictures of unsuspecting individuals. Many of those photographs he turned into a slide presentation, which he shared with church members and others.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Margaret; daughters, Amy and Barbara; one grandson; and two great-grandchildren.