Obituaries, Sept. 12, 2012

Dottie Bennett
AMORY – Dottie Sue Knight Bennett, 76, died Monday, Sept. 4, 2012, at Golden Living Nursing Center in Amory. Born Sept. 19, 1935, in Alabama, she was a daughter of the late Arnie Oliver and Susie Knight.
She married James Calvin Bennett in 1951; he died in 1991. A woman of faith, she was a member of the East Amory Missionary Baptist Church. She enjoyed making and painting ceramics and shopping. Before her retirement, she worked at Amory Garment Co. and TPI Furniture and had worked in the gift shop at the Gilmore Memorial Hospital.
A celebration of life service was at  10 a.m. Sept. 8 at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with Bro. Byron Harris officiating. Burial was in the Pearce Chapel Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Shelby McGarrh (Darrell) of Hatley and Sharon Harris (Jeff) of West Point; one son, Danny Bennett (Carrie Tucker) of Amory; one sister, Clara Mae King of Amory; 10 grandchildren, Brent Harris, Bradley Harris, Byron Harris, Stephen Bennett, Michael Scott Bennett, James Allen Bennett, Desiree’ Bennett, Brandon Hendrix, Jason Hendrix and Kristy Whitaker; and 12 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one daughter, Karen Jo Bennett; and one son, Donny Bennett.
Pallbearers were Brent Harris, Bradley Harris, Stephen Bennett, Michael Scott Bennett, James Allen Bennett, Brandon Hendrix and Jason Hendrix.
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Sandra Tucker
Pensacola, Fla. – Sandra K. Tucker, 47, died on September 4, 2012, in Pensacola. She was born in Waukegan, Ill., and a homemaker.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date.  E.E. Pickle Funeral Home is assisting the family locally.
Survivors include her children, Michael Stanford and Eric Mejia both of Pensacola; father, Harold Tucker of Hatley; one brother, Kenny Tucker (Lesia) of Hatley; grandchildren, Haley, Hilary, Zack, and Brayden; nieces and nephews, Haley Parker, Jason Gordon, Betsy Tucker, Leann Tucker, Austin Imel, and Trevor Tucker and her fiancé, Freddy Walker, Sr.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Annie Gray Lockhart; and one brother, Keith Tucker.

Jerry Edlemon
AMORY – Jerry Wayne Edlemon, 64, U.S. Army Vietnam veteran, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, at the V.A. Hospital in Memphis.
A celebration of life service for family and friends will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 at residence, 10082 Prairie Road, Aberdeen, MS 39730.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra Bagwell Edlemon of Amory; son, Kerry Wayne Edlemon (Amy) of Seattle, Wash.; two grandchildren, Clarabel and Francis of Seattle, Wash.; one sister, Judy Edlemon McCarty of Memphis, Tenn.; two brothers, Michael Edlemon of Tupelo and Jackie Edlemon of Tupelo; three nieces; and three nephews.
You can sign the register and send condolences online at www.tisdalelann

Waymon Gaines
WREN – Waymon Gaines, 78, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, at Community Hospice at Darlington Oaks.  He was born in LaPanto, Ark., on Feb. 15, 1934, to Howard McGrew and Emily Lucille Parchman Gaines. He loved fishing, playing cards, his animals and spending time with his family.
Services were at 11 a.m.Sept. 8 at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Bro. Blake McCain officiating. Burial was in Verona City Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Angela Phillips (David) of Wren; three grandsons, Chase Gaines (fiancée, Lucian), Cody Phillips and Cole Phillips, all of Wren; one stepson, David Newell (Becky) of Mooreville; two sisters, Doris Causey of Verona and Lois Seymore (Robert) of Shannon; four brothers, James Gaines of Verona, Glen Gaines of Tupelo, Larry Gaines (Mary) of Odenville, Ala., and Richard Gaines (Marilyn) of Pulaski, Tenn.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Rachael Moore Gaines; two sisters, Nadine Clardy and Shirley Mauldin; and two brothers, Billy Gaines and Milton Gaines.
Pallbearers were Phillip Harmon, Terry Sellers, Cody Phillips, Cole Phillips, Todd Bates and Scott White.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors, P.O. Box 1488, Tupelo, MS 38802.
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Bill McKinney
AMORY – William “Bill” McKinney, 88, died on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, at the Mississippi State Veterans’ Home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.

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Charlie Langford is the general manager of the Monroe Journal.