Rev. Terry James Runnels, age 66, of Mendenhall, passed away Thursday, December 30, 2010, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson. Terry, a pastor for twenty-one years at Grace Baptist Church, Mendenhall, was born in Magee, MS on May 20, 1944. He was preceded in death by his parents, Louise (Dilmore) Mangum and Lloyd Mangum. Survivors include: his former wife, Peggy (Terry) Bevill; a son, Terry C. (Lisa) Runnels; two daughters, Shanell (Ryan) Staines and Penny Grace (Tim) Lee. Six grandchildren, Timothy Lee, Bryen Runnels, Josh May, Zack McPhail, Emily McPhail, Molly Staines; and four great grandchildren, Dylan May, Olyvia May, Greyer McPhail and Sawyer Holt also survive him.
Visitation will be Saturday, January 1, 2011, beginning at 4:00 pm at Grace Baptist Church, Mendenhall, MS.
Religious services will be Sunday, January 2, 2011, at 2:00 pm at Grace Baptist Church, Mendenhall, MS.Interment will be in Southern Memorial Gardens, Magee, MS.