Elizabeth Ann "JoAnn" Speed, 62, of Collins passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. Born in Simpson County on September 9, 1949, a daughter of the late Virginia (Smith) and W. E. "Dub" Runnels; she was proceded in death by her daughter Amy Sullivan. JoAnn is survived by: her husband, James L. "Jamie" Speed; two sons, Kyle Sullivan, of Mt. Olive, and Jared Speed, of Norfolk, VA; three grandchildren; and four sisters, Kay Runnels, of Prentiss; Judy Runnels, of Hattiesburg; Joyce Slonaker, of Laurel; and Nan Sullivan, of Mt. Olive.
Visitation will be Wednesday, March 28, 2012, from 5 pm until 8 pm at Tutor Funeral Home in Magee. Religious services will be held Thursday, March 29, 2012, at 10:00 am in the Chapel at Tutor Funeral Home, Magee, with Rev. Joe Gardner and Rev. Joe Lott officiating. Interment will be in McNair Cemetery in Covington County.