Vernon Malley

June 25, 1922June 12, 2013

Vernon Malley, 90, of Poplarville, Mississippi died Wednesday, June 13, 2013 in the Pearl River County Nursing Home in Poplarville.

Mr. Malley was a retired assistant manager with Sunflower Grocery Store in Poplarville; a United States Army veteran serving as a baker and cook. The “Candy Man” will always been known for his infectious smile and the delicious candies that he made for numerous people in Poplarville.

Vernon will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Worley and Daisy Slade Malley; two brothers, Marvin Malley and John J.(the late Ann) Malley; two sisters, Oneita (the late Percy) Odom and Bertha (the late Sebron) Alexander.

Survivors include one sister, Mildred (Clarence) Ledingham of Purvis; and a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Funeral services will be 10:00 am, Saturday, June 15, 2013 at White Funeral Home, 315 Highway 11 South, Poplarville, MS 39470 with Brother Walter Pierce officiating. Burial will follow in the Poplarville City Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm, Friday at the funeral home.

Online condolences at .

White Funeral Home, Poplarville (601) 795-4982.



  • Visitation Friday, June 14, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 15, 2013


  • Interment

Vernon Malley

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Hester Henry

June 17, 2013

Mr. Vernon will be missed greatly. He was a wonderful man. He was my dad's best friend. He treated us like his own children. After my dad passed he remained a very dear friend to my mom. I will always remember that heavenly divinity and those dumplings. Rest in peace. Praying that God will give the family comfort during this time.

Donna SherrillEufaula

June 16, 2013

Uncle Vernon will be missed. He was the best cook and candy maker. He loved his family and will be missed. God Bless you Uncle Vernon! Love Donna Smith Sherrill

Anita Johnson

June 15, 2013

Vernon was so very special to me.I began working with him when I was 16 at Jitney Jungle in Poplarville!!! He was always so nice and friendly.My memories of him will always be those that make me smile.

Margaret Ann Alexander Ladner

June 15, 2013

Oh my gosh he made the best sweets. He was so good to Aunt Bert and a smile that made you feel so warn. I loved him dearly.

Debbie Moody Miles

June 14, 2013

Vernon was one of the sweetest,kindest persons ever....always smiling. I will remember him fondly.

Claudette Struck

June 14, 2013

It has really been wonderful having Vernon as a neighbor and friend the past many years. Strahan Street won't be the same without seeing Vernon sitting on his porch, raising his hand in a big wave and with a big smile saying "Hi". We will miss you, Vernon.
Claudette, Ronnie, Frances and Carl