DEBORAH ANN (ELLIOTT) WITHERS
NATCHEZ-Funeral services for Deborah Ann Withers, 58, of Woodville, who died Friday June 29, 2012 at Baton Rouge General Medical Center, will be 2 p.m. Monday July 2, 2012 at Laird Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bobby Clark officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.
Visitation will be 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday July 1, 2012 and Monday 1 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Mrs. Withers was born June 7, 1954 in Natchez the daughter of James Edward Elliott and Verbie Ann Franklin Elliott. She was an FTD Master Florist and served as an officer on the Mississippi Unit of FTD board of directors, Deb also served as a Mississippi delegate to National FTD conventions. She worked for several florists and owned her own flower shop from which she retired 5 years ago. She was active with education of young people in firearms safety and marksmanship. She served as State Junior shooting program Co-director for the Civilian Marksmanship Program. She was an NRA member and a Certified NRA/USA Shooting International Level Pistol Coach. She was active with 4-H as a Level I Rifle and Pistol Instructor. A competitor and NRA Expert rated pistol shooter, she served as Secretary of the Mississippi State Firearms Owners Association. She liked painting and photography. She also liked to research family and friends genealogy.
Survivors include her husband, John (Jack) Withers of Woodville; two sons, William Elliott Withers and John Thomas Withers both of Woodville; two brothers, James Michael Elliott of Jackson, MS and Bruce Alan Elliott of Allen, Texas; one sister, Rose Elliott Temple of Natchez.
Pallbearers will be, Richard Withers, Lee Withers, Johnny Withers, Chris Gibson, John Calvert, and Walt Brown.