Fain Pannell

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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 hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.