Ethel Coleman
1925 - 2021
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Ethel Boykin Thompson Coleman, age 95, of Crawford, MS, passed away March 22, 2021, at the Elderly Care Center of Macon, MS.  Graveside services were Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at 11:00 AM at Oaklimb Cemetery in Crawford with Rev. Kathy Baggett officiating.  Visitation was from 10:00 AM until 10:45 AM at Crawford United Methodist Church.  Memorial Gunter Peel Funeral Home & Crematory 716 2nd Ave. North location is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Coleman was born October 7, 1925, in Noxubee County, MS, to the late Oscan Nickles and Mamie Smith Boykin, Sr.  She was a retired bookkeeper from Cargill Elevator Company of Crawford and was a member of Crawford United Methodist Church.  Mrs. Coleman was an accomplished gardener and great cook.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husbands James G. Thompson, Sr. and Benjamin G. Coleman, son, James G. Thompson, Jr., brothers, Joe Herman Boykin, Oscar Boykin, Jr., and Ben Boykin, and sisters, Bessie Boykin, Annabelle Mitchener, Lurlean Wilson, Martha Fleming, Linda Conner, Sarah Alma Boykin, and Mary Kate Boykin.
Survivors include her daughter, Marilyn T. Gentry and her husband Buddy of Starkville, MS; grandchildren, Lisa Bridge, Merrie Gwin, Holly Wiley, Jim Thompson, Ashley Dalton, and Boykin Haskins; and numerous great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be great grandsons, Dillon Bridge, Logan Barnett, Barrett Barnett, Noah Gwin, Benjamin Wiley, Quinton Wiley, Davis Dalton, and Jack Dalton.
Memorials may be made to the Oaklimb Cemetery Fund, c/o Judge Peggy Phillips, P.O. Box 167, Crawford, MS, 39743.
The family would like to express their thanks and appreciation to the nurses and staff of The Elderly Care Center of Macon, MS for their care and love for mother.

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Published in Starkville Daily News from Apr. 8 to Apr. 15, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
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24
Visitation
10:00 - 10:45 AM
Crawford United Methodist Church
MAR
24
Graveside service
11:00 AM
Oaklimb Cemetery
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March 27, 2021
Marilyn and family. So sorry to hear about your mother. Prayers are with you and family. Love you
wanda reed
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March 23, 2021
Marlyn, Buddy and family
I am sorry we can’t be there for you. Just wanted you to know, we’re heart broken at the passing of Aunt Ethel. She was truly a wonderful woman. I will always remember how amazing she was, she was like a mother to me. Remembering her wonderful and gentle soul will forever remain in our hearts.
Lance & Rebecca Mitchener
Family
March 22, 2021
Marilyn and family, please accept my deepest condolences. I spent so many sweet hours visiting with Miss Ethel when I was no longer able to visit with Miss Mary. I loved her sense of humor, and we shared lots of laughs. Her memory was so sharp, and she told me so many stories about Noxubee County. I should have asked more questions. I’m really going to miss our visits. I was looking forward to being able to go back to Elderly Care when the quarantine was lifted and continue our conversations.
Linda Horn
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