Services for Annie Irene Killen Dearing were held Sunday, March 17, 2013, at 3 p.m. from Bethsaida Baptist Church with Dr. Billy James and the Rev. Lawrence Runnels officiating. Burial followed in Bethsaida Cemetery with McClain-Hays Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Dearing, 84, of Philadelphia, died Thursday, March 14, 2013, at Neshoba County General Hospital.

She was a native and lifelong resident of the Bethsaida Community in Neshoba County. She retired from Garan where she worked as a seamstress. Mrs. Dearing was a member of Bethsaida Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Auston Dearing; sons, Tommy (Kate) Dearing, Rev. James Clinton (Wanda) Dearing and David Dearing, all of Philadelphia and Rev. Jerry (Tammye) Dearing of Tuscaloosa, Alabama; daughters, Barbara (Bro. Gene) Higginbotham of Philadelphia, Judy (Tommy) Winfield of Hickory, Mary (Tim) Grace of York, Pennsylvania and Brenda (Keith) Summerville of Panama City, Florida; sister-in-law, Lou Killen of Philadelphia; 16 grandchildren;16 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lige and Lois Killen; brother, Rayford Killen; sister, Betty Burkes; daughter-in-law, Kathy Dearing; great-great-granddaughter, Judith Marbrough.

Pallbearers were Chris Higginbotham, Paul Dearing, Jonathan Dearing, Michael Dearing, Phillip Dearing, Jared Dearing, Daniel Dearing and Jesse Dearing. Honorary pallbearer was Billy Fain.