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Elaine Doris Thurman Jarrell

Hattiesburg, MS

Memorial services will be held for family and close friends at 11:00 AM Thursday at Court Street United Methodist Church for Mrs. Elaine Doris Thurman Jarrell. Pastor Brad Corban will officiate the service. Visitation will begin at 10:00 AM Thursday.

Elaine Jarrell was born near Hattiesburg in Jeff Davis County, Oakville, MS, on May 2, 1943 to Lavon and Helen Thurman.

Her father, after leaving the service, became a very successful New York Life Salesman. Her family soon moved to Hattiesburg where she grew up on Duane St. near Hattiesburg High School. She loved to visit and stay with her grandparents on their farm near Prentiss.

Elaine married her high school sweetheart, Robert Sonny Jarrell in 1964 in the same chapel at Court Street United Methodist Church in which her memorial service will be held.

After getting her two kids in school, she went to USM and graduated in 1976.

After working with J Ed Turner for several years, Elaine opened her own Real Estate Business in 1987. She was the Broker/Owner of Town and Country Real Estate for over 28 years. Elaine enjoyed meeting and helping her clients; many became her personal friends for life. She would still be working if her health had not forced her to retire.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Sonny Jarrell of Hattiesburg; a son, Joey Jarrell of Hattiesburg; a daughter, Jacque Forrester of Hattiesburg; a brother, Lavon Thurman of Columbus, GA; four grandchildren, Jesse, 14, Laini, 11, Belle, 8, and Cass, 6.

Memorials may be sent to the Asthma Association, Jackson, MS 39157.

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