Cornelius Lovelady, 72, Former Golf Pro at Country Club of Darien

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Cornelius “Neil” F. Lovelady, of Fairfield, the beloved partner for over 22 years of Marilyn Eggers, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, April 8. He was 72.

Cornelius Lovelady obituary

Cornelius “Neil” Lovelady passed away on Sunday, April 8. Visiting hours and his funeral will be held on Saturday, April 14 in Mississippi.

He was born in Halifax, England to the late Cornelius C. and Elizabeth Lovelady and grew up in Oxford, MS.

Neil received his B.A. degree in physical education from the University of Mississippi, where he was a member of the golf team and won NCAA Individual Champion honors in 1967-1968.

He followed his passion for golf winning Pro-Am tournaments and serving as Assistant Golf Pro at the Country Club of Darien for over 30 years.

Neil had a genuinely warm personality that everyone loved to be around.  He was a true southern gentleman and a friend to all.


an obituary from Waller Funeral Home


He is survived by his loving partner, Marilyn Eggers of Fairfield and her children, Kristina (Nicholas) Montini of Fairfield and Jason (Carla) Eggers of Goodyear, AZ. He will also be missed by many close relatives, friends, colleagues and fellow golfers.

In celebration of Neil’s life, friends are invited to greet his family for a loving farewell on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at Waller Funeral Home, 419 Highway 6 West, Oxford, MS,  with the service following at noon in the chapel. His eternal resting place will be Oxford Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hope For The Warriors.

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