Obituary of Charles Swinton Minyard

The Winona Times
Nov., 2001

    Mr. Charles Swinton Minyard, 70, of Pascagoula, died of cancer Oct. 18, 2001 at Singing River Hospital in Pascagoula. He was the retired owner of Minyard Appliance G.E. Sales and Service Center in Cleveland.

    Born in Carroll County, he resided in Cleveland for 20 years where he served the Cleveland Community as local General Electric Appliance dealer. He attended the Primitive Baptist Church, and retired to the Gulf Coast, where he resided in Pascagoula for the past 10 years. He fought cancer for more than five years but left peacefully with God. He will be missed by many friends and family from the Delta and the Gulf Coast.

    Funeral services were held Oct. 20 at the Williams and Lord Chapel in Greenwood with Elder B.T. Strum officiating. Burial was in Moore’s Memorial Cemetery in Carroll County.

    Mr. Minyard is survived by his wife, Virginia Minyard of Pascagoula; one daughter, Brenda Joyce Lancaster of Pascagoula; two sons, Charles Allen Minyard of Flower Mound, Texas and Terry Wayne Minyard of Bonaire, Ga.; two sisters, Shelby Rickles of Greenwood and Geraldine Brewster of McCarley; three brothers, Earnest Hase Minyard of McCarley, Thomas LaVern Minyard of Greenwood, and James Carlton Minyard of McCarley; six grandchildren, Brad, Adam, Kasey, Josh, Matt, and Morgan Minyard.

    Pallbearers were Stevie Sherwood, Genoa Williams, Joe Enriquez, John Lancaster, Dink Fleming, and Chuck McDaniel. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Joel Brunt and George Ferri.

    Williams and Lord Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



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