November 22, 2022
MACON — Dorris Vernon, 96, died Nov. 18, 2022, at Noxubee County Nursing Home.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, at Butler Cemetery in Shuqualak. Cockrell Funeral Home of Macon is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Vernon was born Nov. 10, 1926, in Noxubee County, to the late Albert Linton and Annie Kate Butler Higginbotham. She was a graduate of Mashulaville High School and was formerly employed at United Technologies. She was a member of Noxubee Full Gospel Christian Center.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Vernon; sisters, Katherine Moore, Sally Walker and Clytee Kinard; step-mother, Grace Weaver Higginbotham; and step-sister, Ruth Haggard.
She is survived by her daughter, Evelyn Smith of West Point; son, Moses Vernon of oxford; sister, Dean Vandervender of Preston; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.