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Charles Pannell (5-23-16) service 5-27-16

Charles Spight Pannell, 87, died at his home near Morris Chapel on Monday, May 23. 
He was born in Ripley, Mississippi to the late Willie Lee Pannell and the late Dovie Elizabeth Johnston Pannell.   
Mr. Pannell served as a sergeant in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, 1950-54.  He was a lifelong farmer and cattleman.  He also served as the chief deputy for the Tippah County, Mississippi Sheriffs Department and a patrolman for the Ripley, Mississippi Police Department. 
He is survived by his wife, Dolores “Lori” Pannell of Morris Chapel; two sons, John Pannell of Cicero, Indiana and Gregory Pannell of Ripley, Mississippi; three granddaughters all of Ripley Mississippi; and one great-granddaughter. 
Graveside services were held on Friday, May 27, at New Hope Cemetery near Ripley. Arrangements by Ripley Funeral Home in Ripley, Mississippi.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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