PONTOTOC – Maymon Dowdy, 91, of the Harmony community, died Thursday, June 14, 2012, at Pontotoc Health Services in Pontotoc. He was the oldest member and a deacon for 46 years at Harmony Baptist Church. He was awarded his high school diploma in 1999 by former Miss America, Heather French. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He served in the 360th Combat Engineering Unit. He was a retired farmer. He was president of the Oak Hill Water Association for 28 years and was currently serving as the Pontotoc County 1st District Election Commissioner, a title he had held for the past 20 years. He enjoyed working, attending church and serving his community. He delighted in spending time with his family and especially his grandson, Mike.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Harmony Baptist Church with Mike Martin delivering the eulogy and Dr. Jim Carr, Bro. J.W. Owen and Rev. Jerry Caples officiating. Burial will follow in the Harmony Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Marie McCord Dowdy; a daughter, Linda (Bennie) Martin; a grandson, Mike (Penny) Martin; a sister-in-law, Virginia Dowdy; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Dolly Dowdy; three sisters, Irene Meyers, Lora Dowdy and Anna Short; five brothers: Hubbard, Curtis, Raymond, Dorman and Dueane Dowdy; and a granddaughter-in-law, April Caldwell Martin.
Pallbearers will be Billy Harrison, Sammy Sappington, Sammy Cruse, Neil Cruse, Tracy Clayton, Ellis Reeder, Quay Bland and Larry Poe. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Anderson, Benny McCord, Tony McCord, Pat Patton, Sam Hall, Ed Springer, Art Flaherty, Randy Quarles, Rodney Dowdy and the board members of the Oak Hill Water Association.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Harmony Baptist Church Building Fund, 3500 Hwy. 345, Pontotoc, MS 38863.
Condolences may be offered at www.browningpontotoc.com.
PONTOTOC – Jeanie Lynn Pearce, 52, died Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at her residence after an extended illness. She was born Aug. 3, 1959, to Charles and Patsy Johnson. She and her husband were the owners and operators of Houlka Food Shop for the past 18 years. Being a Christian wife and mother, cooking, yard work, exercising, taking cruises and tending to her pets and spending time with her family were some of her favorite pastimes. She was a member of Highway 15 Church of Christ where she was the Bible class teacher and taught Vacation Bible School. She loved God and was a faithful servant.
Services will be 11 a.m. today at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Minister James Horton and Minister Robert Kingsley officiating. Burial will be in Auburn Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband of 32 years, David Pearce; two sons, Cason Pearce (Casey) of Houston, Texas. and Cale Pearce of Pontotoc, one sister; Lori Davis (Dale) of Oxford; her parents; Patsy and Charles Johnson of Tupelo; her mother-in-law, Wilma Pearce of Auburn community 10 nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Mr.and Mrs.Jack Stanford, and Dow and Hattie Johnson; and her father-in-law, T.D. Pearce Jr.
Pallbearers will be McCain Pearce, Matt Turner, Michael Wilson, Chet Wilson, Drew Davis and Reed Davis.
Memorials may be made to Community Hospice at Darlington Oaks,107 Skeet Drive, Verona, MS 38879 and Pine Vale Children’s Home, 1872 CR 700 Corinth, MS.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Mary Sue Atkinson
VARDAMAN – Mary Sue Atkinson, 72, died Sunday, June 10, 2012, at Trace Regional Hospital in Houston.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Vardaman High School Gymnasium. Burial will be in Shady Grove Cemetery in Vardaman. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include four sons, Willie Earl Atkinson, Joe Lee Atkinson, Isaac Atkinson and Kendall Atkinson; five daughters, Dorothy Nell Davis, Shirley Jean Clark, Suzette Denise Johnson, Olivia Jean Pratt and Florinda Nicole Atkinson; two brothers, Jimmy Conwell and Earl Conwell; two sisters, Louise Taylor and Margie Faulkner; 20 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home with the family hour from 6 to 7 p.m.
An online register book can be accessed at www.bellememorialfuneralhome.com.
Lynn D. Castens
OXFORD – Lynn D. Castens, 89, died Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at his son’s home near Oxford. He was born and lived much of his life at the ancestral farm in Madison County, near Pickens. He raised cattle and was maintenance man at Canton Academy, where he made many friends. He also made friends as a longtime visitor and entertainer at Madison County Nursing Home.
Lynn’s repertoire of tales about growing up, his Navy hitch and many humorous or touching incidents since became part of the family's fabric and even entertained fellow Canton Coffee Drinkers and Oxford Memory Makers.
One favorite story occurred when he was 6 and his sister Lorna was 7. Concerned that their 3-year-old brother Ernest couldn’t yet talk, they set out walking to Chicago - a mythical city somewhere to the north, where they were sure to find Ernest a teacher. Lynn was grateful for a lifetime that a stern but kind-hearted neighbor turned them homeward.
During World War II, Lynn crewed on a tiny ship doing weather patrol in the North Atlantic in preparation for D-Day. As the war in Europe waned he was transferred to the Pacific, where he manned an anti-aircraft gun in the Battle of Okinawa. He developed a lifelong love of travel and ultimately visited all 50 states and many countries of Europe and Asia.
Lynn Castens met Sarah Lou Blanton at Holmes Junior College, and only her death, after he had cared for her through years of illness, ended their nearly 57-year marriage.
Lynn was a member of Concord Presbyterian Church and later of the Worldwide Church of God. His favorite Bible had to be rebound and, when it wore out a second time, held together with duct tape.
He is survived by his sons, Dennis and Errol; Errol’s wife, Sue, whom he considered a daughter; his grandson, Tyler; sisters Elsie Wright, Jean McGee (Mack) and Myrna Jolly (Michael); and a host of nieces, nephews and in-laws.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Maud; brothers, Reiford and Ernest; sister, Lorna Presley and two infant siblings, along with several in-laws.
Visitation will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 24, at Breeland Funeral Home in Canton, followed by a memorial service at 3 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged to Memory Makers/Respite Day Services of Oxford Inc., 2318 West Wellsgate Drive, Oxford, MS 38655.
Eddie Mae Cathey
BYHALIA – Eddie Mae Echols Cathey, 79, died Saturday, June 9, 2012, at her home in Byhalia.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Strickland United Methodist Church in Holly Springs. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family will receive friends from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The body will lie in repose at the church from 10 to 10:55 a.m. Saturday.
HOLLY SPRINGS – Doril Ilene Rooks Sharp, 51, died Monday, June 11, 2012, at her home in Holly Springs.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Powell Chapel M.B. Church in Holly Springs. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home with the family hour from 6 to 7 p.m. The body will lie in repose at the church from 2 to 2:55 p.m. Saturday.
MICHIGAN CITY – Chester Lee Harris, 79, died Friday, June 8, 2012, at Golden Living Center in Ripley.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Palestine M.B. Church in Michigan City. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in repose at the church from 10 to 10:55 a.m. Saturday.
CORINTH – Clyde “Nanny” Bray died Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at Southern Magnolia Estates in Iuka. She was born on Nov. 27, 1918, to H.T. and Galada Mitchell. Besides her family, her proudest accomplishment was receiving her 40 year pin for perfect attendance in Sunday School. She was a homemaker and enjoyed quilting, fishing and loved spending time with her grandchildren. She had an impact on the life of every person she met.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth with Bro. Johnny Parrack and Bro. Josh Hite officiating. Burial will be in the Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery.
She is survived by her daughter, Gwen Blaylock (Jim) of Counce, Tenn.; two sisters, Clela Mae Smith of Myrtle and Cloise Austin of Bruce; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Lathon Bray and several brothers and sisters.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to service time Saturday.
Condolences for the family may be left at www.memorialcorinth.com.
MANTACHIE – Linda Davis, 62, died Thursday, June 14, 2012, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born July 22, 1949, in Booneville to Roy and Lera Hayden. She attended school at New Site and in recent years was employed at Homeplace Assisted Living in Saltillo where she retired due to disabilities from ALS. She loved to cook, watch cooking shows, and cheer on her favorite basketball team, the Boston Celtics. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Pastor Randy Estes officiating. Burial will be in Little Brown Cemetery in New Site.
Survivors include her daughters, Tonya Moore and Misty Davis (Jason Dodds), and her son, Craig Moore (Angie), all of Mantachie; sisters, Carolyn Estes (Randy) of Jumpertown and Ouida Penny of Booneville; brothers, Billy Holley (Margaret) of Georgia and Robert Hayden (Patsy) of New Site; a special niece, Brenda Wright of Missouri; four grandchildren, Chelsea Bedford, Lakyn Bedford, Mia Grace Moore and Jackson Moore.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Bill Hayden and Harold Hayden.
Pallbearers will be Scotty Estes, Marty Estes, Josh Estes, Barry Bedford, Darrell Holley and Henry Adams.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time Saturday.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com.
TUPELO – Corinne M. Massey, 94, died Thursday, June 14, 2012, at her residence. She was born in the Ratliff community on Oct. 21, 1917, to H.C. Mitchell and Kittye Rogers Mitchell. She grew up in Plantersville and then moved to Tupelo after marrying her husband, Fred Eugene Massey, on July 15, 1939. A graduate of Millsaps College she earned her bachelor’s degree in biology, then received her medical technologist degree in Boston. She worked for the Infant and Children’s Clinic for 30 years as a lab technician. After retirement, she enjoyed spending time with her family. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Tupelo.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Curtis officiating. A private graveside service will be held at Lee Memorial Park. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Dr. Mitch Massey (Lisa) of Tupelo; four grandchildren, Marty Massey Brown (Chan) of Tupelo, Cooper Mitchell Massey (Kathy) of Charlotte, N.C., Adam Avery Massey (Mary Frances) of Tupelo and Jonathan Mitchell Massey of Memphis; four great-grandchildren, Paxton Walsh Brown, Carter Mitchell Brown, Chandler Stewart Brown and Molly Elizabeth Massey, all of Tupelo.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and one brother, H.C. Mitchell Jr.
Pallbearers will be Guy Mitchell III, Chad Brown, Roger Lowery, Buddy McCarty, Ken Murphree and Raiford Carter.
Honorary pallbearer will be Robert Sims.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Tupelo, 412 W. Main Street, Tupelo, MS 38804; or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
VINA, Ala. – Danny “Ozzie” Osborn, 60, died Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at Shoals Hospital.
Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala. Burial will be in Sparks Chapel Cemetery in Vina, Ala. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will continue until service time today.
John W. Rial
SALTILLO – John W. Rial, 78, died Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a sudden illness. He was born Jan. 17, 1934, in Sherman to Thomas Daniel and Fronie Mae Jackson Rial and lived for the past 51 years in Saltillo. He attended public schools in Sherman, then served as a medic in the United States Navy during the Korean War. After the war, he attended Mississippi State University where he received a degree in business. He was a very avid MSU fan and was active in the MSU alumni activities since 1966, serving as president of the National MSU Alumni Association. He was also a member of the Rotary Club. In 1960, he became the 34th employee of the Bank of Mississippi as a window teller and worked his way up in the company to retire as executive vice president. During his 29 years with the bank, he saw many changes, including electronic data, which he was instrumental in implementing. He was a serious gardener, who would plant as many as 300 tomato plants. He described himself as a good ole boy who was intensely loyal and loved his family.
Services will be 3:30 p.m. today at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Jason Driggers officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife of nearly 57 years, Dolores Rial of Saltillo; one daughter, Vicki Rial of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; two sisters, Ethel Cook and Alice Cobb, both of Tupelo; one brother, Robert Rial of Dickson, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews; and a special nephew, W.T. Rial of Verona.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Bill and Roy Rial; and one sister Kathryn Murphy.
Pallbearers will be Tommy "Doddler" Smith, Bill Smith, George Carter, Terry Fields, John Correro and Charlie Weatherly.
Honorary pallbearers will be Tom Worthington, Jack Cristil, Nash Allen, Larry Templeton, Darren Singleton, Aubrey Patterson and Max Smith.
Memorials may be made to Covenant Life Presbyterian Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 997, Saltillo, MS 38866; Mississippi State University Foundation, Athletic Department, P.O. Box 6149, Mississippi State, MS 39762; or a charity of the giver’s choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
BOONEVILLE – Stanley W. Groves, 81, died Wednesday June 13, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was born June 26, 1930, to Willie Clyde and Bessie Rose Groves. He was a U.S. Army veteran, and he was retired from the U.S. Postal Service in Tupelo.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Rickey Kelly officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Memorial Gardens.
He is survived by his wife, Jewell Groves; two daughters, Laura (Mark) Ryan and Susan (Randle) Johnson, both of Booneville; one sister, Barbara Stewart of Gracey, Ky.; two brothers, Landis Groves of Hopkinsville, Ky., and David Gene Groves of Louisville, Ky.; four grandchildren, Audrey Bullard, Madison Ryan, Cody Johnson and Luke Johnson; and one great-grandson, Jake Bullard.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Hazel Ault, Lee Hunt and Gracie Nell Humphries; and two brothers, Willie Groves and Wesley Groves.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today and until service time on Saturday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
NEW ALBANY – Valrie Estella Smith Kelley, 99, died Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at the Union County Health and Rehab in New Albany. She was born Feb. 15, 1913, in Union County to Albert Wesley Smith and Nancy Kent Smith. She was a factory worker for Blue Bell in Baldwyn. She was a member of the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Don Wilson officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. United Funeral Service in New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by a sister, Marie Yancey of Ripley; a brother, A.W. Jack Smith (Doris) of New Albany; and three grandchildren, Michael Kelly of Lowell, Ind., Nancy Gail Richeart of Demotte, Ind., and Cynthia Kelly of Houston, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Vewell Kelley; two children, Eugene Kelley and Dewayne Kelley; nine sisters, Avie Kelley, Mevel Roberts, Mae Chism, Jewel Shinall, Inez Williams, Emily Roberts, Leona Baker, Irene Tigrett and Esteen Smith; and three brothers Brewer Smith, Herman Smith and an infant brother.
Pallbearers will be Michael Lynn Kelley, Timothy Kelley, Mike Kelley, Dean Smith, Charles Smith and Tim Green.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
For online condolences visit unitedfuneralservice.com.
WEST POINT – Marilyn Grantham Osburn, 65, died Thursday, June 14, 2012, at her home in West Point. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Calvert Funeral Home of West Point.
BLUE SPRINGS – Leatrice Joyce Seger Nichols, 88, died Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at her home. She was born April 5, 1924, in Union County to Homer Elrod and Vilola LaQuaida Kirk Seger. An excellent seamstress, she retired from Joyner Fields and enjoyed making clothes. She also enjoyed yard work, flowers, and arts and crafts. She was a member of Neely Baptist Church.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at United Funeral Service with the Rev. Louie Williams officiating. Burial will be in Old Glenfield Cemetery in New Albany. United Funeral Service of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by two daughters, Sharon Roberts (Jason Wells) of Amory and Vicki Hill (Larry) of Myrtle; three sons, Joe Nichols (Rhonda) of New Albany, Roger Nichols of Blue Springs and Darryl Nichols (Theresa) of Blue Mountain; two sisters, Mae Moody of Houlka and Carolyn Jackson (Eason) of New Albany; one brother, Billy Seger of Roseboro, N.C.; 14 grandchildren, Joe Edmon Nichols II, Edie Shackleford, Amee’ Cox, Cateena Childers, Zackery Nichols, Celeste Burns, Lane Nichols, Kristen Smothers, Mandi Nichols, Anna Hill, Ethan Hill, Madi Hill, Emma Hill and Rylee Hill; 18 great-grandchildren; and special friends and caregivers, Margaret Blackard and Margaret White.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, L.V. Nichols; infant son, Lawrence Vernerd Nichols Jr.; two sisters, Virginia Nelson and Linda Rutherford; and seven brothers, Jack, Charles, Pete, Richard, Robert, Donald and Murray Seger.
Pallbearers will be Joe Edmon Nichols II, Zackery Nichols, Lane Nichols, Ethan Hill, Tim Shackelford, Tracy Burns, Bobby Childers and Mark Cox.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit unitedfuneralservice.com.
MANTACHIE – Marie Roberts, 88, died Thursday, June 14, 2012, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McNeece-Morris Funeral Home in Mantachie.
NEW ALBANY – Thomas Joel Spencer, 74, died Thursday, June 14, 2012, at his residence. He was born Dec. 15, 1937, in Union County to Thadias Wade Spencer and Juanita Dunlap Spencer. He served in the Mississippi National Guard. He was the traffic manager for Futorian Manufacturing. He was an avid baseball fan and once served as an honorary bat boy for the St. Louis Cardinals, and caught his first foul ball at the age of 15 at a Cardinals game. He was very close to his grandchildren.
Services will be held at 1:10 p.m. (the ceremonial first pitch time) Saturday at the First Baptist Church in New Albany with the Rev. Ricky Blythe and Rev. Don Wilson officiating. Burial will be in the Glenfield Memorial Park. United Funeral Service in New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mackie Sanford Spencer of New Albany, a daughter, Susan Van Zile (Greg) of New Albany; a son, Joe Spencer (Patti) of New Albany; and three grandchildren, Dylan Van Zile, Madi Van Zile and Hanna Grace Spencer.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers John Spencer, Elmo Spencer and Raymond “Bull” Spencer.
Pallbearers will be Luke Spencer, Chris Basil, Bruce Sanford, Don Owen, Mark McIntire, Ray Spencer, Olin Hall and Allen Dunnam.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. His body will lie in repose at the church from noon to 1:10 p.m. Saturday.
In honor of Mr. Spencer, United Funeral Service Inc. will fly the flags of the U.S. Army at the funeral home during visitation and service.
For online condolences visit unitedfuneralservice.com.
CORINTH – Auther Wayne Switcher, 70, died Friday, June 12, 2012, at Magnolia Regional Health Center.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. today at Life in the Word Fellowship Church in Corinth. Burial will be in Wheeler Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. to service time today at the church.
Online memorials may be left at www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.
SALTILLO – Mildred Bryson Irwin, 92, died Thursday, June 14, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors. Visitation will be 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Saltillo Funeral Home.
Joe Godwin Jr.
RAMER, Tenn. – Joe David Godwin Jr., 73, died Monday, June 11, 2012, at his home.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Patterson Memorial Chapel in Corinth.
Visitation will be from noon to service time today at the funeral home.
JUDAH – Burdnett Pettit, 88, died Thursday, June 14, 2012, in Tupelo. She was formerly employed at Riviera Shirt Factory. She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and her babies at home. She enjoyed gardening.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Bro. C.C. Ritchie Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Poplar Springs Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Leon Pettit; daughters, Linda Russell and Brenda Pettit; grandchildren, Greg Pettit, Sunya Brandon (Shawn), Stacy Pettit, Kim Brown, Kathy Campbell (Rick), Amy Lindsey (Phillip) and Patrick Pettit; great-grandchildren, Autumn and Ashton Pettit, Makenzie and Zach Pettit, Morgan and Molly Brandon, Alyssa Williams (Jeremy), Jenna Campbell, Cason Pettit; great-great-grandchild, Jaxon Williams; one sister, Nona Walls Taylor; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by son and daughter-in-law, Leon Pettit Jr. and Winnie Pettit; her father, Robert Walls; her mother, Adalee Todd Walls; brothers, Hess Walls, Wilburn Walls, Tom Walls, Claude Walls and Curtis Todd; and sister, Gladys Washington.
Pallbearers will be the grandsons, Greg Pettit, Stacy Pettit, Patrick Pettit, Shawn Brandon, Rick Campbell and Phillip Lindsey.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 1 p.m. to service time Saturday.
Howard Richmond Jr.
OLIVE BRANCH – Howard Richmond Jr., 48, died Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Antioch M.B. Church at Red Banks. Burial will be in McRaven Cemetery in Victoria. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in repose at the church from 2 to 2:55 p.m. Saturday.
RIPLEY – Margaret E. Brown McNatt, 82, died Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at her home. She was a retired restauranteur and industrial executive cook. She was a Baptist by faith.
Services will be at 11:30 a.m. today at Memorial Park Funeral Home in Memphis. Entombment will be in Memorial Park Mausoleum.
Survivors include one daughter, Tawana McNatt Neal (Chip), and one son, Tony McNatt, all of Ripley; one stepdaughter, Linda Brucks (Eddie) of Little Rock, Ark.; one sister, Dorothy Beaumont of Tucson, Ariz.; six grandchildren, Todd Neal, Tonya Neal Smith and Josh Neal, all of Ripley, Mike Brucks of Jefferson, Ark., Rob Brucks of Hensley, Ark., and Chris Brucks of Collierville, Tenn.; nine great-grandchildren; her caregivers, Linda Hutchins, Glenda Decanter and Linda Green.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elvis E. McNatt, on June 8, 1982, and her parents, Tazwell and Louise Furr Brown.
PONTOTOC – Ollis Gene Huey, 82, died Sunday, June 10, 2012, at Graceland Care Center in New Albany. He worked at various factories.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Cherry Creek Cemetery with Bro. George Steward officiating. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
He was preceded in death by his father, Len Lee Huey, and his mother, Sleetie Tutor Huey.