Services for Mildred Elaine Risher will be held Saturday, July 13, 2019, at 11 a. m. from McClain-Hays Chapel with Rev. Chris Young officiating.  Burial will follow in Cedarlawn Cemetery.  Visitation will be held Saturday from 9 a. m. until time of service at McClain-Hays Funeral Home.

 

Mrs. Risher, 93, of Philadelphia, died Sunday, July 7, 2019, at Neshoba County Nursing Home.

 

A native and lifelong resident of Neshoba County, she was the wife of the late John Risher, and together they owned and operated Risher Radio Supply & Risher Wholesale.  She was a past member of the Philadelphia Women’s Club and the VFW Auxiliary.  Mrs. Risher was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Philadelphia. 

 

Survivors include granddaughter, Celeste Bennett (Sam) of Hattiesburg; grandson, Jonathan Risher of Hattiesburg; great-grandchildren, Annagrace Bennett, Alivia Bennett and Aubree Bennett; daughter-in-law, Laurie Risher of Preston; sister, Willie Mae Carson of Lake Park, GA; nephew, Dewayne Carson; and numerous other nieces and nephews.

 

Mrs. Risher was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, John Risher; daughter, Donna Risher; son, Steve Risher; and parents, James and Myrtle Madison; brothers, Jack Madison and Lamar Madison and a sister Hilda Madison.

 

Pallbearers are Keith Page, John Gipson, Richard Risher, Dewayne Carson, Eric Prince, Sam Bennett and Jonathan Risher.  Honorary pallbearers are Joe Mac Risher, George Saxon, Gus Soriano , Robert Risher and Larry Stribling.