Philip Baird Terney

Graveside services for Philip Baird Terney, 70, of Greenville will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 19 at Greenville Cemetery.  He died Wednesday at Delta Regional Medical Center.  Arrangements are under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville. The family will receive friends from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church. Mr. Terney was born in Greenwood on August 3, 1942. He graduated from Greenville High School in 1960 and served as senior class president. He received his undergraduate and Juris Doctorate degrees from the University of Mississippi. While attending Ole Miss, he pledged Sigma Nu fraternity and married his childhood sweetheart, Lynda Powers. Upon returning to Greenville, Mr. Terney began his legal career as a sole practitioner until he joined the law firm of Robertshaw, Merideth, and Swank, which later became Robertshaw, Terney, Noble and Smith. He practiced law for over forty years. In his later years, he found joy in being a substitute teacher at Washington School, where his wife was a teacher. He is preceded in death by his wife, Lynda Powers Terney, his daughter, Taylor Powers Terney, his sister, Mary Louise Terney “Totty” Biship, his brother, Champ Taylor Terney, Jr., his mother, Mary Louise Shepherd Pace, his father, Champ Taylor Terney, and his step-father, Marvin Monroe Pace. Survivors include two daughters, Melynda Leigh Terney Parker (Rodney) of Helena, Alabama and Merideth Woods Terney Nerren of Grenada, three grandsons Philip Stephen Parker, William Terney Parker, Edward Larwood Nerren IV “Woods” and one granddaughter, Elizabeth Grace Nerren. The family requests memorials be sent to Washington County Day School, 1605 E. Reed Road, Greenville, MS 38703 or to All Saints Episcopal Church, P. O. Box 345, Grenada, MS 38902.