Vernon Malley, 90, of Poplarville, Mississippi died Wednesday, June 13, 2013 in the Pearl River County Nursing Home in Poplarville.
Mr. Malley was a retired assistant manager with Sunflower Grocery Store in Poplarville; a United States Army veteran serving as a baker and cook. The "Candy Man" will always been known for his infectious smile and the delicious candies that he made for numerous people in Poplarville.
Vernon will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Worley and Daisy Slade Malley; two brothers, Marvin Malley and John J.(the late Ann) Malley; two sisters, Oneita (the late Percy) Odom and Bertha (the late Sebron) Alexander.
Survivors include one sister, Mildred (Clarence) Ledingham of Purvis; and a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family.
Funeral services will be 10:00 am, Saturday, June 15, 2013 at White Funeral Home, 315 Highway 11 South, Poplarville, MS 39470 with Brother Walter Pierce officiating. Burial will follow in the Poplarville City Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm, Friday at the funeral home.
Online condolences at www.whitefuneralhomepoplarville.com .
White Funeral Home, Poplarville (601) 795-4982.
Published in the Hattiesburg American on June 14, 2013