Myrtle Alexander Irby
Funeral services for Mrs. Myrtle Alexander Irby will be Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, 2 p.m., at Robert Barham Family Funeral Home with the Rev. Wayne Campbell officiating. Interment will follow at Chunky Cemetery. Robert Barham Family Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements.
Mrs. Irby, 96, of Chunky, passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, at her residence.
Mrs. Myrtle was a retired registered nurse with a nursing career that spanned 50 years, retiring at age 86. She was a graduate of Hickory High School and Meridian Junior College with a degree in nursing. She worked in various capacities of nursing, and at the time of her retirement was night supervisor at Mississippi State Veterans Home in Jackson where she was presented a certificate of appreciation for her dedication and caring heart.
Mrs. Myrtle is survived by her children, Carla Shirley (Roger), Bobby Carpenter (Mary), and Billy C. Ferguson; grandchildren, Curtis Ferguson Jr., Brandy Joyner (Keith), Tammy Green, Billy C. Ferguson Jr. (Crystal), Ben Shirley (Charrisa), Myleia Holifield (Steven), Julie Hamner (Ken), Cully Carpenter (Dawn), Delana Horn (George), Trey Tradwell, Brandi Smith, and numerous great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Myrtle is preceded in death by her husbands, Jesse Fergusson and Ben Carpenter; son, Curtis A. Ferguson; mother, Leona Peavy Alexander; father, Melton M. Alexander; sisters, Ruth Dean, and Ethel Cain; brothers, Ernest Alexander; and Lonnie Alexander; grandparents, Matthew and Lizzie Alexander and John and Caroline Peavy.
Special thanks to special friend and caretaker Lynn Wright.
Pallbearers will be Ben Shirley, Billy Ferguson, Cully Carpenter, Ken Hamner, Justin Joyner, and Steven Holifield.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at
The Irby family will receive guests from noon until 1:45 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, at the funeral home.
Published on February 24, 2020


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