As of October 10, 2021


The descendants of Heinrich Furrer of North Carolina include many long lived individuals.  Three lived to be 104.


Janelle R. Furr

Born 13 Dec 1913 in Magnolia, Pike County, Mississippi

Died 22 Dec 2017 in Morton, Scott County, Mississippi


Nettie Ethel Furr                    

Born 15 Sep 1900 in Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma

Died 18 Jul 2005 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas


Pansy Dell Furr                      

Born 7 Dec 1909 in Lawrence County, Mississippi

Died 25 Apr 2014 in San Rafael, Marin County, California





















Mrs. Janelle Furr Rushing passed away on Friday December 22, 2017, approximately 11:20PM at the age of 104, at the Mississippi Care Center of Morton, MS. Visitation will be held on Tuesday December 26, 2017 from 12:30PM until 2:20PM at Wolf Funeral Services in Morton, MS. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday December 26, 2017 at 2:30PM at the Wolf Funeral Services Chapel in Morton, MS with Rev. Marty Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in the Springfield Baptist Cemetery. Wolf Funeral Services in Morton, MS is in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Rushing was the daughter of James M. Furr and Maude Middleton Furr. She was born in Magnolia, MS on December 13, 1913. She had lived in the Springfield Community for many years and was a member of the Springfield Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Rushing; and her daughter, Dena Sue Rushing Dickson; four siblings, Grace Furr Mejia, James N. Furr, Linda Furr Blackmon, and Charles Ray Furr. She is survived by her son, Dan Rushing (Pat) of Morton, MS; son-in-law, Bill Dickson of Morton, MS; sister-in-law, Dot Furr of Canton, MS; three granddaughters, Debi Rushing Holt, Dawn Dickson Mitchell, Danette Dickson Smith (Mike); five great-grandchildren, Brianna Holt, Jared Holt, Ashlynn Mitchell, Zack Smith, and Kaitlee Smith; and a host of nephews, nieces, and friends. Serving as pallbearers will be Ricky Cooper, Cooper Beard, Bill Beard, Danny Wade, Kendall Winstead, and Leland Burchfield. Serving as an honorary pallbearer will be Terry Crotwell. The family would like to express a special thanks to Ms. Elsie Thompson and all of the nurses and friends of Ms. Janelle at the Mississippi Care Center of Morton.

Wolf Funeral Services, Morton, Mississippi


Nettie Ethel Jones, of San Antonio, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 18, 2005 at the age of 104. She was born on September 15, 1900, in Cherry Ridge, Arkansas to S.L. and Etta Furr. Ethel enjoyed trail drives and loved dancing. She was a member of the Sons of Hermann, Vineta Lodge #15. Ethel was preceded in death by her husband, Fenton Jones, daughter, Norma Earlene Claytt and son, Donald Wayne Jones. She is survived by her daughter, Shirley Cloyetta Handley; sons, Harold Ray Jones and James G. Jones and his wife Martha; sister, Myrtle Manzinares and seven grandchildren; also numerous nieces and nephews. SERVICES Visitation will be held at Mission Park Funeral Chapels South on Thursday, July 21st from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Graveside services will be held in the Lytle Community Cemetery on Friday, July 22nd at 10:00 a.m. Mission Park Funeral Chapels South.

Published by San Antonio Express-News on Jul. 21, 2005


Pansy Dell Furr passed away on Friday, April 25, 2014, at her home in San Rafael, California. She was 104 years old. Pansy was born December 7, 1909, to Arthur C. and Eva King Furr in Nola, Mississippi, in Lawrence County. Her father attended Mississippi College and became a Southern Baptist pastor who served in many churches throughout Mississippi and in Louisiana. As a young child, Pansy moved in 1911 with her family to Mashulaville, MS, in Noxubee County where her father assumed his first pastorate. Rev. Furr was paid by the church members primarily with food given to the family, so Pansy grew up in very humble circumstances. But in Pansy's words, her mother "never let them know or believe that they were poor". Her father later moved to Scooba to pastor a church there and the family lived in other locations such as Houlka, MS, Lake Arthur, LA, (where Pansy graduated from high school), and Louisville, MS. In her early adult life she learned to type and to take shorthand from her oldest sister's husband, Charles A. Barge, and became his secretary, both at D. L. Fair Lumber Company in Louisville, and at Charles' first personal venture in Durant. In 1932 while at the Winston County Fair, she met and was recruited by Mississippi Congressman Jeff Busby to come to Washington, D.C., and she later became the secretary for the office of Mississippi Senator Hubert D. Stephens. She later worked in the Department of Agriculture and the Reconstruction Finance Corporation. While in Washington she met an architect for the U. S. Government named Clarence Clar who had come to Washington from San Francisco, CA. She and Clarence were married after a short courtship on December 13, 1935, in Washington at the home of friends. She followed her husband, Clarence, around on his assignments and the couple lived from 1942 to 1947 in Seattle, WA. While there they adopted their only child, Phillip, who was born in Laurel, MS. The family moved to San Francisco in 1947 and in 1950, across the bay to San Rafael where she spent the rest of her life. She was predeceased by her husband, Clarence Clar. Pansy was very talented and was an accomplished musician, photographer, painter, and golfer. She enjoyed life and was active even for her 100th birthday party. She served as church organist and pianist for many years for her church in San Rafael. She was committed to her Lord and lived her entire life as a witness for God's Kingdom, had a great influence on many people, and had many, many friends. She was predeceased by her father and mother, her husband, two sisters, Bonnie Furr Barge of Macon, MS, and Edna Furr Stacey of Aliceville, AL, and one brother, Carl Furr of Eutaw, AL, and Columbus, MS. She is survived by her son Phillip Edward Clar (Roberta), grandson Jason Clar (Kieawnie), granddaughter Kristie Clar Romanowsky (Mike), and three great grandchildren. She is also survived by one brother, Billy Furr of Columbus, MS., and numerous nieces, nephews, and their families. The funeral will be held Wednesday, May 7th at Lincoln Hill Community Church in San Rafael with burial to follow at the Mount Tamalpais cemetery, also in San Rafael. Memorials and flowers may be made to Lincoln Hill Community Church, 1411 Lincoln Ave. San Rafael, CA 94901, or the.

Published in Marin Independent Journal on May 4, 2014