Obituary: Janice Chapman Orr

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Janice Chapman Orr, 71, of Starkville, Miss., died Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at Northeast Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, Miss. Mrs. Orr was born February 23, 1940, in Lewisburg, to Hubert Jefferson Chapman and Annie Ruth Collins Chapman, who preceded her in death.

She was a retired secretary with Mississippi State University Poultry Science Department and a member of Starkville Church of Christ.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Charles R. Orr of Starkville; daughter, Kimberly Orr Harmon (Carl) of Asheboro, N.C.; son, Richard Orr (Kimberly) of Pelahatchie, Miss.; grandchildren, Lauren Pate, Will Moss and Callie Coward, all of Asheboro, Aaron and Matthew Orr of Starkville, Coby Cabaniss and Hollie and Blake Orr, all of Pelahatchie; great-grandchildren, Kierstyn Pate and Emma Grace Moss of Asheboro; sister, Patricia Elliott (Larry) of Union City, Tenn.; brother, Collins Chapman (Anna) of Lewisburg; aunts, Lillian Wakefield (Alfred) and Sallie Tingle of Lewisburg; sisters-in-law, Martha Short and Anna Clark (Eugene) of Lewisburg; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 8, in the chapel of Welch Funeral Home. Rev. Luskey Greene, minister of the Houston, Miss., Church of Christ, officiated.

There was a memorial visitation on Saturday, April 9, at London Funeral Home followed by burial in Temple Cemetery, Farmington.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Starkville Church of Christ in Starkville, Miss., St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, or the American Multiple Sclerosis Society.