Jane O’Dell Terry
Funeral services for Mrs. Jane O’Dell Terry will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at First Baptist Church of Meridian with Dr. Raymon Leake officiating.
Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. with the funeral to follow at 11 a.m. Graveside immediately following at Magnolia Cemetery. Webb & Stephens Funeral Home-Downtown is honored to oversee arrangements.
Mrs. Terry, 91, of Meridian, Miss., was born Aug. 19, 1930, in Bessemer, Ala. She died on May 8, 2022, at Poplar Springs Nursing Center in Meridian, Miss.
She graduated from Enterprise High School in 1947 and went on to attend the University of Southern Mississippi where she played the tuba for the marching band and graduated in 1950 with a Bachelor of Science.
Mrs. Terry was a very beautiful and outgoing woman. She was a homemaker, later a business owner, and was involved with several social clubs in Meridian and Lauderdale County; including the Aces of Spades Garden Club, and The Meridian Symphony League, where she was a founding member. Her passion was children, and she played an integral role in The Juvenile Detention Center being formed, The Crippled Children’s
Day Center (at the time it was in use), and she worked with The Mississippi Speech-Language-Hearing Association to bring their services to Meridian. She modeled for several local businesses including The Liberty Shop, and also owned Bullfrogs and Butterflies children’s clothing store. She was an active member of First Baptist Church, Meridian. There she taught Sunday School, was a member of the choir, and help lead an eyeglasses ministry to provide glasses to those in need locally and in impoverished countries.
She is survived by her children, Steve Forbert (Diane), Charles Forbert, and Lisa Forbert; her grandchildren: Albree Florey (Scotty), Leslie Carruth (Bill), Sam Forbert (Rachel), David Forbert (Leah), and Katherine Forbert; her great-grandchildren: Scottland Sanders Sutton (Levi), Arlyn Grace Sanders, Shep Sanders, William Carruth, Ethan Forbert, Liam Forbert, Roman Forbert, Jackson Florey, and Addie Florey; and her great-great-grandchildren: Milo Sutton and Ivey Jane Sutton.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arlin Clark (AC) Terry Sr.; her parents, Jerome and Nettie Jane Dyess; her sister, Doris Ruth Herrin, and her great-granddaughter, Allie Carruth.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons and great-grandsons; Sam Forbert, David Forbert, Scotty Florey, Bill Carruth, Shep Sanders, and William Carruth.
The family requests memorials be made to First Baptist Church, 701-26th Ave. Meridian, MS. 39301 or Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency (MORA), 4400 Lakeland Drive, Flowood, MS 39232.
Friends and family may also sign the online register at www.webbstephens.com.
Published on May 9, 2022