PHILADELPHIA, MS — Services for Margery Camille Brown Fulton will be held today February 16, at 2 p.m., from St. Francis Episcopal Church in Philadelphia with Rev. Watson Lamb officiating. Burial will be in Lynville Cemetery in Preston with McClain-Hays Funeral Home of Philadelphia in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Fulton was born in Montgomery, Alabama, to Louella Pullen Brown and T. Monte Brown. She graduated with honors from Sidney Lanier High School and later graduated from Florida State University. She received her Masters Degree in Counseling at Ole Miss.
She taught school in Jacksonville, Florida, and Oxford, Mississippi. She also served as school counselor in Sierra Vista, Arizona. Upon return to Mississippi, she taught classes in curriculum and instruction at the University of Mississippi. Her last position was counselor at South Panola High School where she eagerly supported the Tigers. After final retirement, she and Ray returned to the family farm on Lynville Road in Preston, where she designed their final home, “her” log cabin.
Margery died from complications due to Lupus. She fought a gallant fight to no avail.
Survivors include her husband, Charles Ray Fulton; a brother, William W. Brown (Sandra) of Hanover, Md.; two nephews: Thomas Brown of Springfield, Va., and Timothy Brown of Severn, Md.; and, several great-nieces and nephews, cousins, and two godchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and, two stepmothers: Rebecca Kight Brown, and Elida C. Brown.
Margery was loved in life and had friends who came to her aid on a daily basis.
Pallbearers will be Jackie Branning, George Fulton, Timothy Brown, Joe Cauthen, Joel Durant, Anthony Morris, Virgil Clark and Leon Fulton.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:
French Camp Academy
Margery Brown Fulton Scholarship Fund
One Fine Place
French Camp, MS 39745
* Note from Margie’s husband:
French Camp Academy is a private school that works with kids that have problems. Margie always chose to work with kids of that caliber. We started receiving info on it, and one day decided to drop in unexpectedly. It is within one hour of her cabin, and our surprise did not upset or startle anyone. We decided that day that if we had $.50 left, we would give it to French Camp Academy. Their success stories are incredible. Over $2,000 was collected toward Margie's scholarship fund at the time of her death. Even though we had lived on that very rural farm for only five years, over 300 people attended her service. With some of our money added, the scholarship will be awarded beginning this year. I could think of no better idea to honor Margie.
Meridian Star, February 16, 2013