P. Averill, Jr., 56, died Saturday, July 12, 1997, at his residence after a sudden
illness. He was a native of Hartford Connecticut, but had been a resident of Tupelo,
Mississippi, for the past four years. He was a retired government employee and had
served in the U.S. Navy in the early 60's. Memorial services will be at 4 p.m. today
at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Sammy Lansdell officiating.
Survivors include his mother, Helen Averill of Tupelo, and one sister, Helena Shurden of
Tupelo. Visitation will be thirty minutes prior to services.
inscription: Buried at Sea, Son of William Prentice Averill, Sr. and Helen Wagner Averill,
Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Water Valley, Yalobusha County, Mississippi, USA