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(January 24, 1023 – June 26, 2012)

Margaret Elizabeth Creekmore, age 89, of Amory, Mississippi, passed away Tuesday, June 26th, 2012, at the Gardens of Germantown.

Visitation, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Thursday, June 28th, 2012, at E. E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory, Mississippi.  A Celebration of Life Service, 2:00 p.m., Thursday, June 28th, at the First United Methodist Church in Amory, Mississippi.  Reverend Cecil Williamson and Reverend Jimmy Criddle officiating. Burial in Masonic Cemetery. Pallbearers, her grandchildren.

Ms. Creekmore was born January 24th, 1923, in Jackson, Mississippi to the late Alvin Defendant and Wilmuth Phillips Stewart.  She graduated from Jackson Central High School, Class of 1941, and attended MSCW. She married Samuel J. Creekmore, Jr. September 12, 1942. Before becoming a homemaker, Mrs. Creekmore worked with her husband at Monroe County Tractor Company and managed their drive-in movie theaters. Very involved as a member of First United Methodist Church, she loved her Circle (United Methodist Women), helping with MYF, and serving as a Sunday School Teacher.*

Mrs. Creekmore’s true legacy was that of encouragement and love, instilling those principles in her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. An enthusiast of the arts, she was an avid reader of poetry and literature and enjoyed all types of music playing in her home. Treasuring the lost art of letter writing, Mrs. Creekmore took time to support and inspire others with personal, hand-written words. Lovingly named Memaw and Meme by her grandchildren, outdoors was a favorite place to spend time together. She enjoyed tending her orchard and many unique trees. Always the encourager, she loved her family and was a positive influence and role model.*

She is survived by 2 daughters, Wilmuth Alice (Delmo) Payne, Hamilton, AL., and Elizabeth Phillips (Dr. Manrin) Rains, Cordova, TN.; 2 sons, Samuel J. (Barbara) Creekmore, III, New Albany, and John M. (Sheila) Creekmore, Amory; 7 grandchildren, Samuel J. (Warner) Creekmore, IV, Emma Kate Payne (Brad) Mikels, Benjamin F. (Penny) Creekmore, Margaret Molly Payne (Brad) Ainsworth, Melanie Creekmore (Andy) Adkison, Matthew (Leigh Anne) Creekmore, and Mark Creekmore; 14 great-grandchildren, Callie Creekmore, Samuel J. Creekmore, V, Laura Suzanne Creekmore, Reed Mikels, Margaret Creekmore, Caroline Mikels, Garrett Mikels, Lewis Creekmore, Natalie Creekmore, Warren Ainsworth, Will Ainsworth, Jude Adkison, Drew Adkison, and Stewart Ainsworth.   She was preceded in death by her parents, Alvin Defendant and Wilmuth Phillips Stewart; and her husband, Samuel J. Creekmore, Jr.; 1 brother, Dr. George Stewart; and 1 aunt, Elizabeth Phillips Bell.

E.E. Pickle Funeral Home, Amory, MS., directing.

*Source:  E.E. Pickle Funeral Home.

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