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Mary Conn

September 21, 1932 — April 3, 2022

Forest

Mary Helen was born Sept. 21, 1932, to Natie and Mattie Greer in Scott County, Miss. She was educated at Ringgold School and East Central Junior College.

She was a faithful member of Hillsboro Baptist Church where she was willing to do anything possible to serve God and help her fellow man. Granddaughter Sydni Crain gave her a plaque that hung on the wall of her home and summed up how the family felt about Helen: When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness. Proverbs 31:26

After she attended East Central, Helen married Charles Russell, the father of their four children. They moved to Texas, first to West Texas where Charles was employed in the oil field. Helen stayed home with the children. Next, they moved to Grand Prairie, Texas, near Dallas, and Helen worked with Taylor Publishing.

When Charles became ill, they moved to his homeplace in Hillsboro. After Charles’ death, she became postmistress in Hillsboro and remained there until she retired in 2000. In her work at the post office, she met Paul Conn whom she later married. Paul preceded her in death.

Her son Terry Russell died in Dec. 2020.

Survivors include Son Kenneth Russell and his wife Debbie Russell of Pearl, Miss. Son Tim Russell and his wife Rachel Russell of Hillsboro, Miss. Daughter Melissa and her husband Sedrick Calloway of Philadelphia, Miss. Granddaughter Corey and husband Drew Mauldin of Oxford, Miss. Granddaughter Hope and husband Andrew Sorey of Knoxville, Tenn. Granddaughter Christy and husband Shane Posey of Lake, Miss. Granddaughter Sydni Crain of Hattiesburg, Miss. Great-grandchildren Gloria, Jack and Henry Maulden, Memphis and Bishop Brown, Lyrica and Eden Posey.

Siblings who preceded Helen in death are Alline Benton, Preston Greer, Andrew Greer, Herman Greer, Frank Greer, and Joe Greer.

Surviving siblings are brother Mack and wife Doris Greer. Sister Hazel and husband Dennis Squires. Sister Nelda and husband Gary Risher. All of Forest, Miss.

Helen is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Services provided by Ott & Lee Funeral Home of Forest.  (601) 469-3412

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Ott & Lee Funeral Home - Forest

295 E 1st St, Forest, MS 39074

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Ott & Lee Funeral Home - Forest

295 E 1st St, Forest, MS 39074

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Interment following funeral service

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

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