Palmetto - On Monday, July 31, 2017, Allen “Fain” Pannell, 79, left this earth and went to be with his Lord and Savior. He was born October 26, 1937 in the Palmetto community to Elliott and Jewel Pannell. He graduated from Shannon High School in 1956. On July 18, 1959, he married the love of his life, Brenda Phillips, and they made their home in the Palmetto community. He and Brenda were members of Verona Christian Church, where he served as deacon. For several years, Fain worked at Mid-South Packers, before deciding to go to barber school in Memphis, TN.
In November 1967, Fain opened Verona Barber Shop. For almost 50 years, he serviced the community as barber, counselor, jokester, confidant, and most of all, friend. His family and friends will always remember his haircuts, tall-tales, bubble gum, and glass bottle cokes.
A celebration of his life and home-going will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, August 3, 2017 in the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. James Marks and Bro. Davide Pannell officiating. Graveside service will follow at Lee Memorial Park. Visitation will be today from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Thursday from 12 noon to service time.
Survived by daughters Debbie Dodson (Robert) of Booneville, and Cindy Stanford (Brad) of Tupelo; brother Billy Pannell (Jean) of Verona; mother-in-law Nettie Stone of Palmetto; sister-in-law Martha Waycaster (Benny) of Palmetto, brother-in-law Mike Phillips (June) of Palmetto; sister-in-law Nell Pannell Howell of Magee; "Gran-Gran" to Rob Dodson of Booneville, Lauren Wright (Josh) of Guntown, and Britney Blackwell (Chris) of Dundee, MS 6 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews who loved him greatly.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and brother Ed Pannell.
Pallbearer are Adam Oliver, Brad Waycaster, Greg Waycaster, Kevin Pannell, Phillip Pannell, and Matt Miller.
Memorials may be sent to Verona First Christian Church, 1282 Palmetto Road, Tupelo, MS 38801. Condolences to the family may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Wayne Linda Phillip Anna Morris lit a candle on Aug 5 2017 02:16:29 PM
Debbie and Cindy, we did not know this until today. We would have been at the service. Fain and Brenda was the greatest friends. Fain gave Phillip his first and many years of haircuts. We had to take him to Fain's house every year to Trick or Treat. We have so many memories of them at Verona Christian as well. Phillip enjoyed sitting with Brenda when he was small. It saddens us to think of both their passing but praise God for his promise that we all will see each other again. Both of you and your families will be in our prayers.
Submitted by Wayne and Linda Morris Phillip and Anna Morris on Aug 5 2017 02:14:35 PM
Praying for you as God wraps His loving arms around you in comfort and love. Sweet memories will embrace you in the coming days. This also will be a great comfort as you remember your precious Dad.
Submitted by James and Carol Buse on Aug 3 2017 11:36:59 AM
So sorry to hear of Mr. Fain passing. He lived an abundant life and touched the lives of all around him. May God comfort and give peace to you all. He was a wonderful man.
Submitted by Donna Mask Sanders on Aug 3 2017 09:33:02 AM
Mr. Fain gave me my first haircut.He was always a hoot to be around at the a shop.His family is in our prayers.
Submitted by Darrell Inmon on Aug 2 2017 09:59:37 PM
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Darrell Inmon lit a candle on Aug 2 2017 09:55:28 PM
So sad to hear about Fain.We all went to church when you girls were small.He also did boys fist haircuts and grandsons six in all.
Know he was a very special person and will be greatly missed.My heart felt sympathy. To you girls.
Submitted by Pat Inmon on Aug 2 2017 09:51:14 PM
So sorry for your loss. May God give the family strength comfort and peace to get through this most difficult time! Mr. Fain was a one of a kind and a great man that was Always joking and laughing. I know he will be greatly missed! God bless you all!
Submitted by Lesha Leslie on Aug 2 2017 09:37:06 PM
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Cheryl Nanney Arnold lit a candle on Aug 2 2017 05:10:29 PM
Thanks for the memories. Prayers for the family that God provide peace, comfort, and strength to you all.
Submitted by Dodie Humphries Wilson on Aug 2 2017 04:20:00 PM
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