Obituaries March 13, 2013

Inez Naugle Caradine
PRAIRIE – Inez Naugle Caradine, 81, went on to be with the Lord Monday, March 4, 2013, at her home in the Caradine community. She was born Jan. 14, 1932, in the Caradine community of north Clay County to the late Clara Naugle Caradine and Hugh Grant Caradine Sr. Inez Naugle Caradine. She was a member of McCondy United Methodist Church. She was an accountant for A.N. Morgan & Associates most of her career, spending the last year with Ernst & Ernst Jackson, later working as an accountant for Harold Craig in Houston, now the Byrne Agency. Inez loved her family, and always said she loves all of us the same. She was a loving caregiver to many in her family and lived so humbly in McCondy. Caradine was a graduate of Egypt High School and was also a graduate of Draughn’s Business College in Jackson.
Funeral services were March 7 at 10:30 a.m. at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Steve Lampkin officiating. Burial followed in Mixon Cemetery, Prairie. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point was in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one sister, Joyce Caradine Aycock of Prairie; one brother, Hugh Grant Caradine Jr. of Jackson; nieces and nephews, William W. Aycock III (Jennie), Eunice Coleman (Todd), Clara Newman (Chip), Hugh Grant Caradine Jr., Rosalyn Gray, Jill Walsh (Wayne), Charlotte Bingham (Brent) and Jeff Sudduth (Cathy); and a number of great-nieces and great-nephews. Inez was preceded in death by her sisters, Florence Caradine Harrell Smith and Lydia Caradine Sudduth, and nephew, George Harrell, and her special friend, Milton O’Keefe.
Pallbearers were Bill Aycock, Jeff Sudduth, Brent Bingham, Nolen Aycock, Jake Sudduth, Mason Gray, Grant Gray, David Ellis, William Everett, Jeff Bingham and Chris Bingham.
Honorary pallbearers were her loving caregivers, Ms. Evelyn Estrada, Ms. Stephanie Freeman, Ms. Emmie Fulgham and Ms. Donna McDonald, The family thanks these ladies for their love and, care of our precious family member.
Memorials may be made to Mixon Cemetery Care Fund, c/o Mrs. Joyce Aycock, 21253 Hwy. 47, Prairie, MS 39756; or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942; or Palmer Home for Children, P.O. Box 746, Columbus, MS 39701.
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Margaret Minga
CHATTANOOGA – Margaret Jean Kirby Minga, 84, died on Sunday, March 3, 2013. Born Sept. 16, 1928, in Oakland, Calif., she was a daughter of the late William Albert and Margaret Christabel Viera Kirby. She married Ralph Wheeler Minga in 1947. A graduate of Hayword High School in Hayword, Calif., she was a homemaker and a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Presbyterian church and enjoyed spending time with her family especially making dresses for her daughters and heirloom sewing for her granddaughters. Her hobbies included playing bridge, sewing, shopping for antiques and clothes/fashion.
Graveside services were at 1 p.m. March 6 at Lann Cemetery in Greenwood Springs. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Gail Minga Nicholson of Atlanta, Ga., and Dorrie Minga LaBoue of Evansville, Ind.; one son, David Ellis Minga of London, Ky.; two sisters, Margorie Stevenson and Lynnette Burgess; six grandchildren, Melissa, Aaron and Chad Minga; Margaret and Burke Nicholson Jr., and Amy LoBue of Evansville, Ind.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
Pallbearers were Dean Minga, Greg Norton, Gilbert Whitehead, Aaron Minga, Chad Minga and Burke Nicholson Jr.
Memorials may be made to “Keep Smithville Beautiful,” c/o Renasant Bank, 63471 Hwy. 25 N., Smithville, MS 38870; or to the Hamilton County Parks and Recreation for Tennessee River Park, 2318 North Goldpoint Circle, Hixson, Tenn. 37343.
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Johnnie Cungious
ABERDEEN – Johnnie T. Cungious, 80, died Monday, March 4, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services were at noon March 9 at Hopewell M.B. Church. Burial was in Union Cemetery. Carter’s Funeral Services in Columbus was in charge of the arrangements.

Everett Jackson
ABERDEEN – Everett Jackson, 53, died Saturday, March 2, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Feb. 6, 1960, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Everett Jackson and Bertha Howard Jackson. He was a member of Daniel Baptist Church and a correctional officer. He enjoyed cooking for his family.
Services were at 2:30 p.m. March 9 at Daniel Baptist Church. Burial was in the Oddfellows Cemetery in Aberdeen. Williams Memorial of Okolona was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors are his wife, Loretta Jackson of Aberdeen; two sons, Rev. Everett Howard (Catrina) of Sugarland, Texas, and Pastor Maurice Howard of Aberdeen; two sisters, Carol Woods of Atlanta, Ga., and Joyce Jackson of Cleveland, Ohio; and six grandchildren, Jada, Jasmine, Kyra, Evan, Maurice and Riley.

Benjamin Curtis
CASON – Benjamin “B.L.” Curtis, 88, died Thursday, March 7, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus. Born Feb. 12, 1925, in French Camp, he was a son of the late Robert Leslie and Carrie McWarter Curtis. He was raised and attended school in French Camp. He owned and operated Curtis’s Grocery Store in the Liberty community for 27 years and attended Cason Baptist Church. Realizing he didn’t like retirement, he worked as a security guard for Army Aviation Support in Tupelo for 23 years. Enjoying the simpler things in life, he loved spending time with his children and grandchildren and always stayed busy doing something.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Holly K. Curtis; daughters, Elener Wilshans of Little Elm, Texas, Ann Cheney of Smithville and Teresa Harlan (Eric) of New Hope; sons, James Herman Reifers (Dee Dee) of Pontotoc, Robert Reifers (Brenda) of Arlington, Tenn., and Ricky Reifers of Bowling Green, Ky.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.
A celebration of life service was at 1:30 p.m. March 10 at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Bro. Tommy Whaley and Bro. Shane Crawford officiating. Burial followed in Liberty Cemetery.
Pallbearers were his grandsons. Honorary pallbearers were Phillip and Murlis Underwood.
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Susie Gosa
ABERDEEN – Susie Turberville Gosa, 88, died Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at her residence in Aberdeen. She was born Nov. 14, 1924, to L.L. Turberville and Emma Boley Turberville in Hale County, Ala. She graduated from Haleyville High School in Alabama. She lived the past 65 years in Aberdeen, where she retired as co-owner of Gosa’s Curb Market. She was a member of Athens Baptist Church.
Services were at 3 p.m. March 9 at Athens Baptist Church with Bro. Stephen Ford officiating. Burial was in Beeks Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen was in charge of the services.
Survivors include one daughter, Tanya S. Mathews (Sonny) of Aberdeen; three grandchildren, Jennifer Paden, Erica Monroy and Amelia Rader; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles Thomas Gosa; one sister, Margaret Whitfield; and six brothers, Henry, Lyston, Paul, Allen, J.S. and Hugh Tuberville.
Memorials may be made to Athens Baptist Church or Community Hospice.
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Bill Anderson
ATLANTA, Ga. – Charles William “Bill” Anderson died Wednesday, March 6, 2013. He was born in Tuscaloosa on June 23, 1961, to Mary Houston Baker Anderson and John Crowell Anderson. He was the grandson of Hamilton William and Ellie Wood Baker of Monroe County, where he spent many happy summers. He had an insatiable passion for life and was loved by all who were blessed to be a part of his life. Bill was always a unique person and was fun-loving, kind and generous in spirit. He was an avid reader, writer, philosopher, musician, photographer and artist. After graduating from Sprayberry High School as a National Merit Scholar, he later graduated with degrees from the University of Georgia. Spending most of his career in higher education, Bill worked at Emory, Duke and most recently as a digital library developer at Georgia Tech.
A memorial service was at 3 p.m. March 9, at White Columns Funeral Chapel in Mableton, Ga.
He is survived by his sister, Mary York; his brother, John; his mother, Mary; his nieces and nephew; and his fiancee, Ingrid McIntosh.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his honor to the Atlanta Humane Society or to the charity of your choice. Contributions can also be made to Friends of the Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 784 Aberdeen, Mississippi 39700.

Danny Rea
HAMILTON – Danny Larry Rea Jr., 44, died Saturday, March 9, 2013, in Columbus. He was born June 1, 1969, in Aberdeen to Danny Larry Rea Sr. and Ruth Gail McGee. He had lived most of his life in Lowndes County and the last three years in Alabama. He worked at Tronox for the past 10 years as a supervisor. He was a member of Fig Hill Church.
Services were at 1 p.m. March 12 at Fig Hill Church with Bro. Ricky Kendrick officiating. Burial was in Fig Hill Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen was in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Kim Perrigan Rea of Ethelsville, Ala; parents, Danny and Brenda Rea of Hamilton; three daughters, Ashley Rea of Columbus, Jessica Rea of New Hope, and Kyleigh Rea of Temple, Texas; one son, Bradley Rea of Columbus; one half-sister, Tamera Jones and husband, John, of Tremont; two grandchildren, Preston King and Anna Belle King.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Ruthie Rea; and a brother, Walter Grady Rea.
Pallbearers were family.
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Marie Kirk
AMORY – Marie “Tessie” Kirk, 80, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2013. She was born April 6, 1932, to Bob and Leona Shumpert in Smithville. She was married to Reggie Kirk. She was a member of St. James United Methodist Church. She worked in a domestic capacity for many years. She enjoyed cooking, dancing and singing.
A celebration of life service was at 3 p.m. March 9 at St. James United Methodist Church with the Rev. Frederick Adams officiating. Burial followed at Siloam Cemetery in Smithville. Jackson Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by one daughter, Gennie “Pie” (Joseph) Barr of Colorado Springs, Colo.; one sister, Herbine Marsh of Amory; one brother, James Shumpert of Amory; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by siblings, Ozzie Lee Jenkins, Dezzie Lee Standifer, Azelene Nails, Mellie Mae Davis, Odis Shumpert and Agatha Patrick.