Services for Bobby Joe Stovall were held Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at 2 p.m. from McClain-Hays Funeral Home Chapel.

The Rev. Tim Vowell officiated. Burial followed in McClain Chapel Cemetery in Neshoba County.

Mr. Stovall, 79, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian.

He was a native of Neshoba County and a longtime resident of the East Neshoba community. He was a retired plumber/electrician. Mr. Stovall was a member of First United Pentecostal Church in Philadelphia.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Barbara Stovall of Philadelphia; daughters, Pam Winstead of Union and Paula Guthrie of Philadelphia; son, Stevie Joe Stovall of Philadelphia; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Ruby Kirkland of Philadelphia and Trudy McArthur of Moss Point.

Mr. Stovall was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Ester Stovall; sisters, Ludie Ricks and Betty Smelley; and brothers, Dewey Stovall and Newell Stovall.