Mrs. Emmajean Hackathorn Palone, 76, died Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at her home in Ackerman, MS. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Friday, July 12th, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Rob Faulk officiating. Interment will be in Enon Cemetery in Ackerman. Visitation will be held Friday, from 9:00 A.M. until service time at the funeral home. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Palone was born November 23, 1936, in Canton, OH. She was a retired nurse’s aid; and a member of Blythe Creek Baptist Church in Chester, MS. She is survived by her sons, William Nelson of Louisville, MS, and John Nelson of North Canton, OH; step-sons, Frank McCleer of Greenville, SC, Rick McCleer of Tulsa, OK, and Tommy McCleer of Louisville, MS; step-daughters Pat Witten of Greenville, SC, Penelope Ann Palone of Phoenix, AZ, and Loretta Peery of Charleston, SC; grandchildren, Jonathan Nelson, Adam Nelson, Jessica Nelson, Samantha Nelson, Sarah Nelson, Rachel Nelson, Laura Nelson, Daniel Nelson, Elijah Nelson, Tess Nelson, and Grace Nelson; and great grandchildren, Angela Fishel, Abby Fishel, Allen Fishel, and Owen Sheridan. Mrs. Palone also had numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren from her marriage to Harold Palone. She was preceded in death by her husbands, William James Nelson and Harold Palone; her parents, Mildred Clark and Harold Hackathorn; brothers, Edward Hackathorn, William Hackathorn, and Ronald Hackathorn; and sisters, Evelyn Passwaters, and Kathy Miller. Memorials may be made to ASPCA at aspca.org, or American Humane Society at animalhumanesociety.org To sign the guest register, go to www.porterfuneralhome.net.