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Annette Irby

February 13, 2013

Annette Poitra Irby, 48, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 at her residence in Starkville. 

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 in the Welch Funeral Home chapel in Starkville.

Burial will follow in Adaton Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 at Welch Funeral Home in Starkville.

Welch Funeral Home of Starkville is in charge of arrangements.

She was a graduate of New Hope High School. 

She is survived by her husband, Bobby Irby of Starkville; mother, Rosann Guizzetti of Joliet, Ill.; daughter, Amber Lancaster of Columbus; brothers, Peter L. Poitra Jr. of Panama City, Fla. and Phillip E. Poitra of Hoover, Ala.; several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her father, Peter Poitra Sr.; and sister, Patricia L. Poitra Rushing. 

Memorial donations may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, P. O. Box 16451, Jackson, MS 39236. 

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