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Curtis Edward Counts

October 4, 1930 ~ November 17, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old

Curtis Counts Obituary

Curtis Edward Counts, 93, passed away Friday, November 17, 2023, at his home in Schlater.  Funeral services are 11 A.M. Monday, November20, at the Greenwood Church of God with Pastor Michael Mooneyham officiating.  Interment is in McNutt Cemetery in Schlater.  Visitation is from 9-11 Monday at the church prior to services.

Curtis was born in Drew, MS to Curtis Lee and Erma Edwards Counts.  He had been a resident of Leflore County his entire life.  He served as an M.P. in the US Army during the Korean war.  He farmed  for numerous years on the family farm and later worked as a heavy equipment operator for Leflore County.  He was a member of the Greenwood Church of God, loved to hunt, work in his garden, and watch his grandchildren play sports.

Curtis is survived by his wife of 69 years, Mary P. Counts; 2 sons, Ronnie Counts (Vicky) of Schlater, Thomas Counts (Vellie) of Carrollton; a daughter, Vickie Carlisle (Keith) of Carrollton; 8 grandchildren, Melissa Rhodes (Phillip) of Schlater, Lindsay Brown (Matthew) of Schlater, Matt Counts (Jayme) of Philipp, Jason Counts (Melanie) of Caledonia, , Jared Counts (Meagan) of Itta Bena, Tyler Counts (Pebbles) of Gluckstadt,  Wesely Carlisle (Janie Ann) of Leland, Corey Brooke Carlisle of Carrollton; and 17 great grandchildren, Etta Grace Counts, Mary Hazel Counts, James Cecil Counts, Hallie Rhodes, Hayden Rhodes, Jake Brown, Ally Brown, Brantley Counts, Holden Counts, Chandler Counts, Cohen Counts, Waverly Counts, Swayze Counts, Baker Counts, Brick Counts, Natalie Brooke Wilburn and Amelia Ann Carlisle.

Pallbearers will be Jason Counts, Jared Counts, Tyler Counts, Wesley Carlisle, Matt Counts, and Matthew Brown.  Honorary pallbearers will be his great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Greenwood Church of God, American Legion Post 29, Alzheimer’s Association, or the charity of donor’s choice.

The family wishes to of a special thank you to their sitters.  They are (Mother) Jessie Hawkins and (Daughter) Dezondria “Punkin” Bell.  These people are top notch professionals with enormous hearts.  Also thanks to nurse Karen Blount for making his last days better.  “We as a family thank you all for the care our dad received at home.”

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November 20, 2023

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Greenwood Church of God
Sgt. John A. Pittman Drive
Greenwood, MS 38930

Funeral Service
November 20, 2023

11:00 AM
Greenwood Church of God
Sgt. John A. Pittman Drive
Greenwood, MS 38930


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