Services for Mary Lou Kitchens were held Monday, June 26, 2017, at 10 a.m. from McClain-Hays Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jamie Bailey and Rev. Keith Williams officiating.  Burial followed in Cedarlawn Cemetery in Philadelphia.

Mrs. Kitchens, 84, of Scooba, died Friday, June 23, 2017, at Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian.

She was born and reared in Hope, AR, and lived in Galveston, TX, for a number of years before moving to Philadelphia, MS, in the early 60’s.  She retired as office manager of Central Electric Power Company in Philadelphia.  After moving to Kemper County, she and her husband, Harold Kitchens were owners/operators of Auto Parts Center in DeKalb. Mrs. Kitchens was a member of Binnsville United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her daughter, Debbie Majure (Fred) of Scooba; sons, Wally Griffin (Ginger) of Patterson, LA, and Gregg Griffin (Cherri) of Philadelphia; stepchildren, Jimmy  Jordan (Janice) of Columbus, Becky Jackson (George) of Laurel, Jennifer Hull (Mike ) of Dekalb, Danny Kitchens (Flor) of McKinney, TX, and Kenneth Kitchens (Courtney ) of Dekalb; grandchildren, Michael Griffin, Tyler Griffin, Brandon Griffin, Adam Griffin and Max Griffin; 11 step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and sister, Ann Mattern of Hallsville, TX.

Mrs. Kitchens was preceded in death by her husbands, Fred Griffin, Jim Jordan and Harold Kitchens.

Pallbearers were Michael Griffin, Tyler Griffin, Brandon Griffin, Adam Griffin, Kenneth Kitchens and Jimmy Jordan.