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1934 Marlene 2019


December 9, 1934 — August 6, 2019

ROSEDALE - Marlene Seymore Courtney, age 84, of Rosedale, MS, passed away on Tuesday, August 06, 2019 in Cleveland.

  Marlene was born on December 09, 1934 to Percy Allen and Fannie Lee (Power) Seymore in Stewart, MS.  She attended Gunnison Schools before marrying Thomas Lee  Courtney, Jr.   Marlene worked for the West Bolivar School system for many years.  Her hobbies included working crossword puzzles, gardening, cooking, and decorating her home for the holidays. Marlene loved her family especially her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Percy Allen Seymore and Fannie Lee Power Seymore, husband, Thomas Lee Courtney, Jr., Son, Thomas Lee Courtney, III, Two brothers; Percy Seymore and Jim Seymore, Two sisters; Pat Sanders and Verlee Weaver.

Visitation will be held Thursday, August 8, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM at the Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland.  Funeral Services will follow at 3:00 PM  in the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will be at the New Cleveland Cemetery.  Reverend Ken West will officiate the services.

Marlene is survived by three sons, Al Courtney of Flora, MS, Ricky Courtney of Cleveland, MS, and Jim Courtney of Memphis, TN.  One grandson, Lee Courtney IV of Cleveland, MS.  One granddaughter, Katelyn Courtney of Cleveland, MS. She also leaves two great-grandchildren Kit and Keller Stubbs.

Pallbearers are Dr. Bill Lewis, Henry Earl Long, Richard Shelby, George Scott, Randy Daniels, and Brother Lapresto. honorary pallbearers are 
Dennis Sanders and Sandy Sanders.

Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The on-line guest register may be viewed and signed at

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

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Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel

3463 Hwy 8, Cleveland, MS 38732

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