Minden Press-Herald

Sep 20th

Henry Bell Mercer

Funeral services for Mr. Henry Bell Mercer, 88, of Heflin will be held Tuesday, June 19, 2012 in Rockett Funeral Home Chapel in Ringgold at 10 a.m. Officiating will be Chaplin Jim Gstohl.

Interment will follow in Madden Cemetery in Heflin.

Visitation will be today (Monday, June 18, 2012) from 5 until 8 p.m. at Rockett Funeral Home in Ringgold.

Mr. Mercer was born Jan. 20, 1924 in Elysian Fields, Texas to Bert and Mattie Woodley Mercer. He passed away at his home in Heflin on June 16, 2012.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters; a brother; one son, Tony Rowell; and two grandsons, Allen Boyd and Kirk Johnston II.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Patsy Mercer of Heflin; son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Andy Rowell of Doyline; daughters and sons-in-law, Sheila and Wendell Boyd, Vicki and Charles Ray Robinson and Laurie and Kirk Johnston all of Heflin; brothers, B. W. Mercer of Blanchard and Jimmy Mercer of Elysian Fields, Texas; sisters, Nina Tingle of Beaumont, Texas, Ella Pierce of Carthage, Texas, Syble of Alexandria and Betty Raley of Scottsville, Texas; 16 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, Shawn Griffith, Shane Griffith, Corry Boyd, Cody Boyd, Paul Rowell, Justin Rowell and Payton Johnston. Honorary pallbearers will be Jackson Rowell, John Egan Griffith, Logan McIver and Jared Johnston.

Condolences may be made at rockettfuneralhome.com

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