Mary Mildred Linville Boswell Reed
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Mary Mildred Linville Boswell Reed, 95, of Cleveland died on September 13, 2012, at Bolivar Medical Center.

Visitation will be held from 3-4 p.m. on Saturday, September 15, 2012, at Ray Funeral Home in Cleveland.

Celebration of life will be held at Ray Funeral Home at 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 15, 2012, with Rev. Clarence Edwards, minister of Boyle Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow at Delta Heights Memorial Gardens.

Mildred was born on February 21, 1917, the fourth child of William and Mary Jane Davis Linville in Tippah County. As a young girl, she and her parents moved to Ruleville. She was married to Rufus A. (Shorty) Boswell and Dewey Curtis Reed.

Mildred was an active member of Boyle Baptist Church for more than 60 years.

She retired from Baxter Laboratories after working there for 25 years.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother, who will be missed by all of her family as well as her friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husbands; brother, Howard Linville; sisters, Hermie Linville Henson and Florence Linville Reed; son, Clyde Boswell; and grandson, Kenneth (Boz) Brewer Boswell.

Survivors include three sons, Billy Frank Boswell (Marie) of Cleveland; Jimmy A. Boswell (Antoninette) of Indianola and Curtis Richard Boswell (Joy) of Phoenix, Ariz.; daughter-in-law, Pamela Boswell of Cleveland; stepson, Dewey (Butch) Reed, Hot Springs, Ariz.; grandchildren, Billy Boswell II (Patti) of Cleveland, Stephanie Strowd of Jackson; Heather Renee Card (Marc) of Oxford, Alisa Melaine Melton (Tim) of Durant, Curtis Todd Boswell (Lisa) of Phoenix, Ariz., Bryan Richard Boswell of Gaithersburg, Md., Corey Lane Boswell (Abby) of Chandler, Ariz.; Haaken Hylander Boswell of Phoenix, Ariz., Melissa Ann Milbrand of Cleveland, Kimberly Phillips of Cleveland, and Craig Allen Boswell (Amy) of Hernando; great-grandchildren, William Wesley Strowd, Alexis Renee Card, Cassidy Douglass Card, Maggie Elizabeth Melton, Bascom Lake Melton, Hattie Lane Melton, Jordan Courtney Boswell, Alexia Boswell, Ryan Lane Boswell, Regan Nicolle Boswell, Lauren Elizabeth Walker, Chelsey Stiner Milbrand, Ragan Michelle Milbrand, Robert Hayden Milbrand, Raven Nichole Phillips, Bretlyn Clair Phillips, Taylor Ryan Boswell, Marle Elizabeth Boswell and Conner Carskaden Boswell; and great-great-grandchild, McKenzey Milbrand.

Pallbearers will be Billy Boswell II, Craig Allen Boswell, Wes Strowd, Charles Elliott, Bobby Elliott and Donnell McNeer.

The family extends its utmost gratitude to the staff of the Bolivar Medical Center Long-term Care Facility for attending to Mildred’s needs for more than 5 and half years.

Memorials may be made to the Boyle Baptist Church or to the Charity of your choice.

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