Shelby R. Price Sr.

Published 12:00 am Monday, March 2, 2009

Shelby R. Price Sr. passed away peacefully Saturday evening, Feb. 28, 2009, at his home surrounded by his family. He was 80.

He was a lifelong resident of Vicksburg and a 1948 graduate of Culkin Academy. He retired from Holsum Bakery after 40 years of service and was a member of First Christian Church Disciples of Christ. He enjoyed gardening and outdoor activities.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Marguerite Price; his wife, Audrey Strickland Price; a daughter, Audrey Gail Price Walker Trahan; a brother, Sam Price Jr.; and a sister, Lorraine Price Fisher.

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Survivors include a son, Shelby R. Price Jr. and his wife, Stephanie, of Vicksburg; a daughter, Allison Price Johnson and her husband, Robert, of Jackson; two sisters, Betty Price Henson of Germantown, Tenn., and Marguerite Price Flowers of Springfield, Mo.; grandchildren Shannon Price, Steven Price, Stanton Price and Lindsay Walker Tackett; and a great-grandchild, Colby James Tackett.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Glenwood Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Green Acres Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 this evening at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Steven Price, Stanton Price, Robert Johnson, Damen Tackett and John Wren. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Henson and Robey Evans.

Memorials may be made to First Christian Church Disciples of Christ, 3003 Porters Chapel Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180.