Browning Funeral Home

141 West Oxford Street, Pontotoc, MS


Mildred Eloise Newell

March 24, 1927February 22, 2020

Mildred Eloise Newell, age 92, died Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in New Albany, MS. She is now singing for the Lord. She was the daughter of Whit and Ethel Turner. Eloise was a member of Liberty Baptist Church, attending Palestine Methodist with Charles and then Victory Baptist until health prevented. She was a member of the Gold Star Mothers, the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and the South Pontotoc Homemakers Club.

Services will be at 11:00 AM Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Rev. Tommy Inmon officiating; burial will follow in the Oak Forest Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.

She leaves one daughter, Janis Crawford (Phil) and one son, Rex Staten (Miriam) both of Pontotoc, a daughter-in-law, Laverne Staten, also of Pontotoc. She has eleven grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents, her husbands, Jason O. Staten, Sr., and Charles D. Newell, her sons, David Chris Staten, Jason, Jr., and a daughter, Kathy Staten Windham, and grandson, Timothy P. Crawford, also a step-son, Duron Newell.

Pallbearers will be Matt Staten, Jake Windham, Jonathan Salmon, Lanny McKee, Chad Gunter, John Crawford and Larry Sullivan.

Visitation will be at the funeral home on Monday from 5 to 8 PM and Tuesday from 10 to 11 AM.

Condolences may be offered at www.browningpontotoc.com


  • Matt Staten
  • Jake Windham
  • Jonathan Salmon
  • Lanny McKee
  • Chad Gunter
  • John Crawford
  • Larry Sullivan


  • Visitation Monday, February 24, 2020
  • Visitation Tuesday, February 25, 2020
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 25, 2020


Mildred Eloise Newell

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Joy Turner-Rinaldi

February 24, 2020

Janis and family,
Sorry to hear the loss of your Mom. Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
Much Love,
Peter and Joy-Turner Rinaldi