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Myrl Poynor Barfield, 87, died Friday, July 12, 2013, at North Sunflower Medical Center in Ruleville. She was born Sept. 17, 1925, in Banner. She was a homemaker, a factory worker and a restaurant owner. She was a member of Lantrip Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today, July 14, at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce. The Rev. Robert Earl Alexander will officiate, and the Rev. Rex Wilburn will assist. Burial will be in Bruce Cemetery.
She is survived by four children, Tommy Barfield (Olga) of LaGrange, Ga., Wayne Barfield (Dianne) of Gainesville, Fla., Danny Barfield (Deborah) of Cleveland and Carolyn Nettles (Bill) of Dry Prong, La.;one sister, Bobbie Rooker of Okolona; two brothers, Bedford "Pete" Poynor and Charles Poynor, both of Bruce; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Knox Barfield; her parents, Nathaniel Davis Poynor and Lila Pearl Harrison Poynor; three sisters, Lois Crutchfield, Shirley Stone and Reba Barefield; and three brothers, Ula Poynor, Laburn Poynor and Carl Poynor.
Published in Clarion Ledger on July 16, 2013