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Charles Felix Guynes, 91, passed away at Simpson General Hospital on February 27, 2017. Tutor Funeral Home of Mendenhall is in charge of arrangements.
Services will be Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at Mendenhall United Methodist Church in Mendenhall at 11:00 a.m. with visitation from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., prior to the service. Interment will follow in Mendenhall City Cemetery. Reverend Jeff Tollison and Reverend Sonny Adkins will officiate.
Charlie was the son of Andy Martin and Anna Guynes of Copiah County and was the youngest of nine children, all who have preceded him in death.
Charlie was a WWII Navy veteran and also served in the South Pacific. He was a graduate of CoLin Jr. College and Delta State University. After graduation in 1950, he married Edna Earle Lane and they made their first home in Raymond, MS., where he taught and coached at the junior high school. After moving to Hazlehurst, he taught and coached basketball. In 1959, they moved to Mendenhall, where he later completed his Master’s Degree in Education from MS College. He was asked to be the first headmaster at Simpson County Academy, where he served for two years. Later he joined the MS Employee’s Retirement System as Field Representative for South MS, where he served for twenty years.
He was a faithful member of Mendenhall United Methodist Church, where he chaired most every committee and taught Sunday School. He will be lovingly remembered as “Coach Guynes” by so many young players whose lives he touched in such a positive way.
He is survived by his wife, Edna Earle Guynes; two daughters, Gale Guynes and Patti Neely (Randall); grandson, Ryan Neely (Angie) and two great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like memorials to be sent to The Baddour Center, P. O. Box 97, Senatobia, MS 38668 or Mendenhall United Methodist Church.