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Dorla Ainsworth Runnels

January 20, 1957 ~ January 8, 2024 (age 66) 66 Years Old

Dorla Runnels Obituary

Dorla Ainsworth Runnels, age 66, passed away peacefully January 8, 2024 surrounded by her loving family. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Benndale. She enjoyed singing, playing guitar, and listening to live music. She also enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, doing crafts with her girls, and loved to sew. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and dear friend who will be greatly missed.                 

She is preceded in death by her grandchild, Kirsten Denise Havard; parents, Dorlyn Cleston and Mary Frances Kelley Ainsworth.     

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Johnny Runnels; daughters, Christina Kaye Havard and Terri Lynn Williams; sons, Cleston Williams, John Caffey, Kelly Caffey, and Jacob Williams; sister, Lorraine Williams; 12 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren; mother-in-law, Linda Gunn; numerous other relatives and friends.      

The Wake will be Sunday, January 14, 2024 beginning at 6:00 PM at First Baptist Church of Benndale. The Funeral Service will be Monday, January 15, 2024 in the church sanctuary beginning at 12:00 PM with Bro. Phillip Erkhart. Burial will follow in Williams’ Family Cemetery. Pallbearers include Heath Williams, Brayden Williams, Jeffery Anderson, Jacob Fortner, Matthew Fortner, and Nathan Williams.

Moments Funeral Home, locally owned and operated, is honored to be in charge of arrangements. 

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January 14, 2024

6:00 PM
First Baptist Church of Benndale
10265 MS-57
Lucedale, MS 39452

Funeral Service
January 15, 2024

12:00 PM
First Baptist Church of Benndale
10265 MS-57
Lucedale, MS 39452


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