Novella Chapman, 87, of Grove Hill, died Sept. 18, 2010 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital.
She was a member of Pine Chapel No. 1 Baptist Church in Grove Hill where she sang in the Senior Choir before her health failed.
Survivors include three sons, Walter (Dorthula) Robinson, Robert (Darlene) Chapman, Rev. Tommie (Elizabeth) Chapman, all of Grove Hill; six daughters, Johnnie Frances Gamble, Minnie (Johnnie) Robinson, Martha (Roger) Martin, Margaret (Ricky) Duncan, Corine Chapman, all of Grove Hill, Shirley Chapman of Hinesville, Ga.; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ely and Minnie Pugh Olds; a brother, Walter Olds, a sister, Corine Beverly.
The service will be Saturday, Sept. 25, with viewing from 10 a.m. until the funeral hour at 11 a.m. at Mt. Zion No. 2 Baptist Church in Grove Hill. Rev. Cory Pruitt is pastor, with Rev. Elijah Scott as officiating minister. Burial will follow in the Pine Chapel No. 1 Cemetery. Jackson Memorial Funeral Home will direct.
The family will receive friends following burial in the Pine Chapel No. 1 fellowship hall.