Mary Browder (1-8-20) service (1-13-20)

Mary Frances Cherry Browder of Selmer was born June 23, 1934, in Savannah, the daughter of the late Frank and Sarah Virginia Jones Cherry.
She was united in marriage to Horry Spurgeon Browder Jr. on July 27, 1952. They were married for 67 years.  Mr. Browder preceded her in death on June 24, 2019.
Mrs. Browder was a graduate of Savannah High School Class of 1952. She and her husband owned and operated Browder’s Clothing Store and Cherry’s Casual Clothes in Selmer for many years. Mrs. Browder was a member of Selmer First Baptist Church and a former member of the Eastern Star. Among her enjoyments were reading and working in her flower beds.
Mrs. Browder departed this life into eternal life on Wednesday, Jan. 8, in Selmer at the age of 85 years, 6 months, 16 days.
She is survived by three daughters, Diane Graham and husband John Graham of Huntsville, Alabama, Dr. Cherry Cockrell and husband Dr. David Cockrell of Stillwater, Oklahoma, Linda Brewer and husband Jeff of Selmer; six grandchildren, Sarah Graham, Jonathan Graham, Rebekah Graham Reed, Dr. Cherry Beth Cockrell Hakim, Shepard Cockrell and Matthew Brewer; two great-grandchildren, Landon Gandy and Bentley Reed; along with many extended family and friends.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Browder was preceded in death by  a sister, Virginia Cherry Jones of Memphis.
Funeral services were held on Monday, Jan. 13, at 11 a.m., at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, with Jetta Forsythe officiating. Interment followed in Savannah Cemetery at Savannah.
Serving as pallbearers were Scotty Reed, Jonathan Graham, Matthew Brewer, Clay Thomas, Tony Ervin, Justin Droke.  Jerry Prather was honorary pallbearer.