Obituaries, Oct. 31, 2012

Annie B. Daniels
ABERDEEN – Annie B. Daniels, 72, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at her home.
Services were at 2 p.m. Oct. 24 at Ebernezer M.B. Church with the Rev. Willie Mack Payne officiating. Burial was in Ebernezer Church Cemetery. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, S.D. Daniels; six sons, Essie D. Daniels (Bular), Willie D. Daniels (Mary Ann), John Daniels (Georgia), James Daniels, Billy Daniels (Jessica) and Lance Daniels (Trina), all of Aberdeen; six daughters, Johnnie Daniels (Aberdeen), Hearn Mabry (Helen) of Nettleton, Annie Griffin (David), Willie Ann Howard (Tim), Diane Orr (Henry) of Una and Patricia Candy of Aberdeen; one sister, Sylvia Jones of Grenada; 53 grandchildren; and 43 great-grandchildren.

C.E. Henley
ABERDEEN – C.E. “Bubba” Henley, 75, died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, at Darlington Oaks Community Hospice in Verona. He was born Dec. 13, 1936, to Clarence Brewer Henley and Margaret Wood Henley in Inverness. He lived most of his life in Monroe County, where he was a member of First United Methodist Church. He attended the University of Mississippi on a football scholarship and then attended Mississippi State University. He retired after 20 years as supervisor, 4th District, and worked as a self-employed farmer. One of his favorite pastimes was hosting dove hunts and cooking at the shop for his friends. He was an avid Ole Miss fan.
Services were at 11 a.m. Oct. 26 in the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Bro. Truman Thompson officiating. Burial was in Oddfellows Rest Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda Young Henley of Aberdeen; the mother of his children, Eva Lee Senter Henley of Aberdeen; two daughters, Anita Mattox (Edward) of Aberdeen and Cindy Zelinka (Bob) of Starkville; one son, C. E. “Chip” Henley, Jr. (Amy) of Aberdeen; one stepson, Tim Graham (Cindy) of Jackson; three sisters, Musa Ferguson (Bobby) of Aberdeen, Beverly Suess of Columbus and Debbie Gore (John) of Columbus; 10 grandchildren, Justin Wofford, Ben Mattox, Sarah Powell, Claire Mattox, Clay Henley, Blake Henley, Addison Zelinka, Skyler Zelinka, Lauren Graham and Lindsey Graham; two great-grandchildren, Hayden and Logan Wofford.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Brenda Henley Wofford; and one brother, William Brewer “Bill” Henley.
Pallbearers were West “Bro” Strong, Tom Elmore, Frank Harrington, Eddie Arnold, Donnie Thompson and Charlie Emerson.
Honorary pallbearers were Ronnie Boozer, Jimmy Kirkpatrick, Charles Bryan and Wade Cook.
Memorials may be made to Darlington Oaks Hospice in Verona or to First United Methodist Church in Aberdeen.
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Matthew Orr
PRAIRIE – Matthew Ulysse Orr, 68, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, at his home. He was born March 24, 1940, in Prairie to Nathaniel Orr and Carrie White Orr. He lived in Detroit, Mich., for 35 years. He was employed by General Dynamic during those years. He returned to Mississippi 15 years ago after retirement.
Services were at 11 a.m. Oct. 27 at the Pleasant Plain M.B. Church with the Rev. Micheal McGaha officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Williams Memorial of Okolona was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Angela C. Harris of Prairie; a son, Matthew Ulysse Orr Jr. of Louisiana; a sister, Mable Orr of Chicago; a brother, Arvell Orr Sr. of Aberdeen; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Gladys Baker Orr; a daughter, Bernice Hall; a stepson, Jesse Broom

Gerald Cox Jr.
AMORY – Gerald Ray “Chirpy” Cox Jr., 53, died on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, in Amory. Born on April 10, 1959, in Amory, he was a son of the late Gerald Ray Cox Sr. and Peggy Ann Wells Cox. He was a graduate of Amory High School, Class of 1977. He was a self-employed carpenter and a member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church. Kind-hearted, he loved his children and especially enjoyed coaching his son’s baseball team. Having a big heart for his family and others, he was an avid MSU fan, who loved sports, hunting, going to the beach and listening to Jimmy Buffett.
He is survived by his wife and children, Christy Grissom Cox, Emilie Claire Cox and Austin Michael Cox, all of Amory; brother, Kenny Cox (Christina) of Amory; and nieces and nephews, Cory and Will Cox of Amory, Clay and Chloe Grissom of Ackerman, and Cejay and Cash Grissom of Fulton.
A celebration of life service was held at 11 a.m. Oct. 26 at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with the Rev. Tim Sisk officiating. Burial followed in Masonic Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Bill Tate, Mike Kimmel, Will Cox, Cory Cox, Robert Grissom and Jon Grissom.
The family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Andrews United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 535, Amory, MS 38821.
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Vivie Mae Morgan
HAMILTON – Vivie Mae Morgan, 85, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, at her residence. She was born in Amory on Oct. 6, 1927, to Samuel Martin and Grace Parker Oswalt. She was a registered nurse and spent her career as a surgical nurse at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church. She was an avid reader and enjoyed shopping.
Services were at 1 p.m. Oct. 27 at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Diane Clark of Hamilton and Stacey Phelps (Scott) of Redwing, Minn.; two grandchildren, Britt Jones (Jared) of Decater, Ga., and Morgan Clark (Shauna) of Hamilton; three great-grandchildren, Myles Clark, Lydia and Emerson Jones.
She was preceded in death by her husband, J. B. Morgan; one sister, Libby Honeycutt; and her parents.
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Joe Lee Brand
ABERDEEN – Joe Lee Brand, 83, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at Pioneer Community Hospital. He was born Aug. 7, 1929, in Okolona to Aaron Brand and May Della Pearce. He never met a stranger.
Services were at 2 p.m. Oct. 27 at Daniel Missionary Baptist Church with Bishop Eugene Sacus officiating. Burial followed in Oddfellows Cemetery. Jackson Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Ruby Lee Brand; one sister, Katie Moore; five children, Danny, Majorie, Eddie, John and Betty; nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Joe Jr.; and nine brothers and sisters.

Tim Bowen
HAMILTON – Sheldon Bryant “Tim” Bowen died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, at his residence in Hamilton. He was born Dec. 27, 1943, to Jesse Bowen and Dorothy Kelley Bowen in Miami Beach, Fla. He lived the past 40 years in Hamilton. He was a graduate of Itawamba Junior College. He retired from the city of Aberdeen after working as building inspector and for the Police Department. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Vietnam War.
A memorial service was at 3 p.m. Oct. 27 in Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Bro. Joseph Kennedy officiating.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Patsy Yvonne Pannell Bowen of Hamilton; three daughters, Karen Little (Mike) of Hamilton, Dottie Bowen of Hamilton, and Dawn Chiverra (Joel) of Aberdeen, Md.; two sisters, Deanna Purvis of Petal and Denise Hill of Lumberton; five grandchildren, Lynne, J.B., Rachel, Adrian and Justin; and two great-grandchildren, Desmond and Destinee.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Randy Bowen.
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Dorothy Williams
BOCA RATON, Fla. – Dorothy Lucille Chism Williams, 91, died on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, in Boca Raton, Fla. Born May 25, 1921, in Becker, she was a daughter of the late Minnie Turman Chism and James Q. Chism. She married the love of her life, Loman W. Williams, in 1942.
She was a graduate of Smithville High School, Class of 1940. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Amory, for many years. Mrs. Williams moved to Boca Raton, to be with her family, whom she loved dearly. Although she had been gone from Amory the last seven years, she still kept up with family and friends, and was proud to tell everyone in Florida that she was from Mississippi. She treasured the time spent with her family, to whom she was such an inspiration and a guiding light. Mrs. Williams was a devout Christian, always giving Godly wisdom, who lived life to its fullest, and always saw the good in every situation. Her humor, although not knowing she was being humorous, will be missed by many. Giving of herself, she raised two daughters, and supported her husband as he traveled in the Air Force. She was a master seamstress and designer of clothes.
She is survived by her daughters, Dianne Sanders (Bill) and Karen Rhodes, all of Boca Raton; grandchildren, Eric Kirkland (Tracy) of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Adam Rhodes (Mollie) of West Palm Beach, Fla., Tara Esposito (Brian) of Hollywood, Fla., and Dana Rhodes of Boca Raton; great granddaughters, Ella and Lily Rhodes.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by six brothers and four sisters.
A Celebration of Life Service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy McFatter officiating. Burial followed at Haughton Memorial Park.
Pallbearers were Eric Kirkland, Van Burroughs, Barry Williams, family and friends.
Donations may be given to Legacy Hospice, 231 N. Main St., Amory, MS 38821.
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Lewis Stafford
WREN – Lewis P. Stafford, 77, died on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, at Darlington Oaks Community Hospice in Verona. He was born on Sept. 9, 1935, in Itta Bena, to Paul J. and Connie Redd Stafford. He attended Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness in Okolona. He retired from American Motor Company, in Kenosha Wis., after 30 years of service. He was a very humble man, a hard worker and had a very strong work ethic. He enjoyed listening to country music, watching westerns, especially the Lone Ranger, and tinkering with his stuff.
A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Oct. 30 at Haughton Memorial Park with Bro. Jerry Aldridge officiating. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 56 years, Helen Smith Stafford of Wren; daughters, Debra Johannsen (Jeffery) of Grayslake, Ill., and Diane Aldridge (Tim) of New Albany; son, Michael Stafford (Jacqueline) of Waukegan, Ill.; sisters, Margaret Sanders (Harold) of Becker and Faye Jordan (Bobby) of Amory; grandchildren, Isabella Stafford, Leyton Johannsen, Alexzandra Stafford, and Katelyn Aldridge; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a son, Paul Stafford.
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Martha Bone Lakes
SPRINGBORO, Ohio –  Martha Jane Reece Lakes (formerly Martha Jane Reece Bone), 68, died Monday, October 22, 2012, in Springboro, Ohio. Funeral She was originally from Amory.  She lived most of her life in Greenville, and spent the last few years of her life in Springboro, Ohio.
She attended Freed-Hardeman College for two years and graduated from Ole Miss; and is a retired teacher with Greenville Public Schools, also worked for Tarver, Tarver, Kirby, and Jackson Accounting Firm for 15 years. She was an avid genealogist and a member of several genealogical societies. While a member of the South Main Church of Christ in Greenville and Crosspointe Church of Christ in Franklin, Ohio, she enjoyed teaching her Bible classes.
Services were at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, at the South Main Church of Christ in Greenville. Interment was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Danny Holman and Jeff Tarver  officiated. Mortimer Funeral Home was in charge of the funeral arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, Henry Lakes; two daughters, Stephanie Bone of Dallas, Texas, and Deborah Bone of Oxford; two step-sons, Pete Lakes and Jay Lakes; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
She is preceded in death by her former husband, Bobby Gene Bone, and her parents Joe and Lena Reece.
Memorials can be sent to the South Main Church of Christ, 1700 South Main, Greenville, MS 38655 or Crosspointe Church of Christ, 5630 State Route 122, Franklin, OH 45005

William Lippman
HAMILTON – William Isadore Lippman, age 77, died Monday, October 29, 2012, at his residence in Hamilton.  He was born October 12, 1935 to Maurice Joseph Lippman and Carmen Brown Freeman in Natchez.  He lived in Hamilton since 1985.  He was retired from the U. S. Air Force.
Services will be at 11 a. m., Friday, November 2, in the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Bro. James Terry officiating.  Burial will be in Egger Cemetery with military rites.
Survivors include three daughters, Carmen Mae Pate and husband, David, of Columbus, Rebecca Garrett of Hamilton,  and  Letie Lippman of Hamilton; two sons,       Maurice Lippman of Caledonia, and William J. Lippman of Hamilton; one sister,    Lillian Davis of Jonesville, La.; one brother, Donald Lippman , of Jonesville, La.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Vivian Lucille Homan Lippman.
Visitation will be from 4:00 until 8:00 p. m., Thursday, November 1, at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.
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