Janice Ann Strawn, 67, of Parsons, passed away Monday, Sept. 20 at St. Thomas Mid-Town Hospital in Nashville. 

She was a Riverside High School graduate and retired from the Decatur County Chamber of Commerce. Serving as the Director of the Chamber, Janice was a participant in the Governor's Three-Star Program from 2000-2006, established and directed the Decatur County Leadership Class 2000-2006, assisted with the establishment of the Decatur County Education Foundation and served as a board member and participated in the JTPA Workplace Initiative. Janice had worked in administration at Swan Hose in Lexington and was also a member of Corinth Baptist Church where she served 20 years as church treasurer.

Janice is survived by her husband, Max L. Strawn of Parsons; two daughters, Misty (Jerry) Lowery of Parsons and Amy Strawn of Parsons; two sisters, Gwen Pope of Parsons and Sharon (Johnny) Bell of Parsons.

She is also survived by three grandchildren, Chana and Khamon Garrett of Parsons and Shelby (Aaron) Folden of Decaturville; one great-grandchild, Anniston Bailey; mother-in-law, Butonne Jackson of Parsons; and sister-in-law, Renae (Danny) Lomax of Decaturville.

She was preceded in death by her father, Donald Cloyd; her mother, Nellie Jean Burton; and a brother-in-law, Randy Pope.

Her funeral service will be held at Corinth Baptist Church in Darden at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 23 with Bro. Don Franks and Bro. Brad Moore officiating. Burial will follow at Corinth Cemetery.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-9 p.m. and Thursday 10 a.m. until service at Corinth Baptist Church.

Masks are preferred during the visitation and funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to: St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or

Susan G. Komen Foundation, 13770 Noel Rd, Suite 801889, Dallas, TN 75380. 

Reed's - Decaturville is in charge of arrangements.

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