Tupelo – Mrs. Diana Fish Wardlow, 83, died Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at Generations Assisted Living in Saltillo following an extended illness. She was born August 21, 1933 in Star City, Arkansas to William A. Fish and Eula L. Hunter Fish. Upon graduating high school, she continued her education at Ouchita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, AR, where she played tennis. She married Carthal Wardlow on December 28, 1956 and was a devoted wife and homemaker. She loved caring for her family, especially her granddaughters who lovingly called her Grandmama. She attended St. Luke United Methodist Church for many years and was active in the Friendship Sunday School class before her health failed.
A celebration of life service will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, April 13, 2017 in the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Dr. Bryan Collier and Rev. Will Rambo officiating. Private burial will follow in Lee Memorial Park. Visitation will be Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to service time only. Holland Funeral Directors-Tupelo Chapel is honored to be serving the family.
Survivors include her two daughters, Joni Nolan and husband, Greg, and Lisa Smith and husband, Roger, all of Tupelo; son, Kirk Wardlow and wife, Paula of Springdale, AR; two brothers, Louis Fish and Gerald Fish, and sister, Gwen Haygood; four grandchildren, Kaley Anderson of Denver, CO, Cami Anderson and Bri Smith, both of Tupelo, and Anna Lake (Alex) of Kansas City, MO. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Carthal who died Oct. 15, 2015, and three siblings, William, Mildred, and Ruth.
Memorials may be sent to the charity of ones’ choice. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation for the loving care Mrs. Diana received while living at Generations Assisted Living. Condolences to the family may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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I had known Carthal for many years and through him, I got to know Diana. Then I took a trip about 15 yrs ago to visit with them both and it was such a joy to finally meet Diana. She was very kind and welcomed me into her home to stay for a few days. She and Carthal took me to see the local sites plus over to Memphis to visit Graceland. It was a very memorable weekend that I will always treasure. I knew she had a lot of health issues soon thereafter and he did his best to take care of her. She is at peace now and will be forever missed by many people.
Submitted by Tammy Bickel Johnson, Stow, OH on May 14 2017 09:07:20 PM
May the "peace that surpasses all understanding" give you peace at this difficult time. Philippians 4:6
Submitted by Lowanda Lee on Apr 20 2017 06:04:08 PM
Joni, Kirk, and Lisa, I was barely 5 years old, but I remember Aunt Diana's wedding at Grandmama Fish's house! She was beautiful and I always loved her. May God comfort you until we all meet again!
Submitted by Kathy Haygood Garcia on Apr 13 2017 10:16:15 PM
Thank you for entrusting us with the care of your sweet mother. She will truly be missed.
We love y'all,
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