Janice Chapman Orr, 71, of Starkville, died on April 6, 2011, at Northeast Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Â Mrs. Orr was born February 23, 1940, to Hubert Jefferson Chapman and Annie Ruth Collins Chapman in Lewisburg, Tenn., who preceded her in death. She was a retired secretary with Mississippi State University Poultry Science Department and a member of Starkville Church of Christ.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Charles R. Orr of Starkville; daughter, Kimberly Orr Harmon (Carl) of Asheboro, N.C.; son, Richard Orr (Kimberly) of Pelahatchie; grandchildren, Lauren Pate, Will Moss and Callie Coward, all of Asheboro, N.C., Aaron and Matthew Orr of Starkville, Coby Cabaniss and Hollie and Blake Orr, all of Pelahatchie; and great-grandchildren, Kierstyn Pate and Emma Grace Moss of Asheboro, N.C.; sister, Patricia Elliott (Larry) of Union City, Tenn.; brother, Collins Chapman (Anna) of Lewisburg, Tenn.; aunts, Lillian Wakefield (Alfred) and Sallie Tingle of Lewisburg, Tenn.; sisters-in-law, Martha Short and Anna Clark (Eugene) of Lewisburg, Tenn.; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation is scheduled for today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Welch Funeral Home in Starkville.
Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, April 8 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Welch Funeral Home. Rev. Luskey Greene, minister of Houston Church of Christ of Houston will conduct the service.
There will be a memorial visitation on Saturday, April 9 from 1 to 3 p.m. at London Funeral Home in Lewisburg, Tenn. Burial will follow at Temple Cemetery in Farmington, Tenn. at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Memorial donations may be made to Starkville Church of Christ in Starkville, St. Jude Childrenâ€™s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., or the American Multiple Sclerosis Society.