FULTON – Ronnie Edward House, 52, died Sunday, Aug

By NEMS Daily Journal

Rev. Edgar T. Mastin
PLANTERSVILLE – The Rev. Edgar Thomas Mastin, 93, of Union Community south of Plantersville, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at Sanctuary Hospice House. The Rev. Mastin was born July 27, 1919, in Fredericksburg, Va., to Benjamin Thomas Mastin and Maude Wheeler Mastin. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Lee College in Cleveland, Tenn. He was an overseer in the Church of God for 10 years while attending college and thereafter. A Master Bible Scholar, he read, studied, meditated and prayed the whole of his life around 4 a.m. every day. The Rev. Mastin was a public school teacher in his early career teaching in the public school system in Dalton, Ga., excelling in special education. He was a softspoken, but strong man, serving God in the ministry for more than 70 years. During that time, he founded several churches, and was a great builder of many existing churches, mentoring young ministers in the calling. He pastored in Wyoming, Virginia, Oklahoma City, Missouri, Georgia, Mississippi and Haiti. He was a great spiritual leader and Father in the gospel. His last pastoral calling was founding and serving in the pulpit at Union Christian Assembly in the Union community, for the past 22 years. He loved all God’s creations, the great outdoors, good fishing spots and all animals, especially dogs. A Godly man, he changed lives through the power of the Gospel truths and will be known throughout the ages as a devoted servant of God and mankind.
A Celebration of his Life will be Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, at 10 a.m. at Union Christian Assembly, CR 1093, Plantersville, with the Rev. Jim Davis, the Rev. Mike Waters and Mr. Scott Williams officiating. His son, the Rev. Nathan Mastin, will deliver family reflections. The Rev. Jason Smith will conduct the committal service. Burial will follow in Resurrection Garden on the grounds of Union Christian Assembly.
Visitation will be today from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors, and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to service time at the church.
Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Eloise Mastin of Plantersville; five children, Nancy Mastin Finnell (Steve) of Cleveland, Tenn., Nathan Mastin (Betsy) of Nettleton, Zenas Mastin (Connie) of Dalton, Ga., Cheryl Mastin Jones (Danny) of Dalton, Ga., and Tena Mastin Ford (David) of Kansas City, Mo.; his grandchildren, Edgar Thomas Mastin II and McKenzie Ann Mastin, and four additional grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his siblings, Talmadge Mastin, Mae Beach and Katherine Schultz.
Pallbearers will be representatives from churches he organized, Donnie Head, Sam Sahawneh, David Adcock, Greg Kovalic, Kenny Gillaspie, Al Evans, Tomas Mastin, Danny Jones and Zenas Mastin.
Memorials may be made to the Edgar T. Mastin Orchard, C/O Union Christian Assembly, P.O. Box 424, Plantersville, MS 38862 or Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38803. Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net

Ronnie House
FULTON – Ronnie Edward House, 52, died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, at his home. He was born Nov. 25, 1959, in Union County to William Maurice House and Margie Charlene Dickey. He was born and raised in Union County and had been living in Fulton the past three years. He was a truck driver for many years before becoming disabled. He enjoyed collecting model cars, and building and working on computers.
There will be no public services. The family will have private services at a later date. McNeece-Morris Funeral Home of Fulton was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Janice House; two sons, Jason House of Fulton and William House of Creston, Iowa; one daughter, Angela Bryant of Blue Mountain; two stepsons, Thomas Patterson of Ripley and Timothy Patterson of Piedmont, Mo.; his grandmother, Louise House of New Albany; one brother, DeWayne House of New Albany; and 10 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Tracy Jackson; and his parents.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at mcneecemorris funeralhome.com.
Elmetra Perry
WEST POINT – Elmetra Louise Zuber Perry, 82, died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Hermon Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in West Point. Carter’s Mortuary Services of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Ora Lee Bell
WEST POINT – Ora Lee Bell, 80, died Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in West Point Memorial Gardens. Carter’s Mortuary Services of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Sandra Hanson
LAKE PIOMINGO – Sandra Fay Hanson, 65, died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, at Regency Hospital of Meridian after a brief illness. She was born on Dec. 6, 1946, to Eugene and Mary Lou McBrayer. She married James E. Hanson on Sept. 1, 1978. She was a loving wife and devoted mother and grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and riding them on the Jet Ski.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues. Burial will be in Auburn Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, James E. Hanson of Lake Piomingo; three daughters, Tammy Edens (Greg) of Jacksonville, Fla., Elizabeth Easton (Mark) of Pensacola, Fla., and Marion Cook (Paul) of Jacksonville, Fla.; one stepdaughter, Kelly Johnson of Marietta, Ga.; her mother, Mary Lou Christian of Mooreville; one sister, Betty Sample (Billy) of Guntown; her half brother, Donald McBrayer of Cabot, Ark.; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father, Eugene McBrayer, and a stepson, Michael Hanson.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to St. James Catholic Church Building Fund, 845 Lakeshire Drive, Tupelo, MS 38804.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Ione Williams
GUNTOWN – Ione Palmer Williams, 80, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at her residence in the Unity community after an extended illness. She was a Methodist and a retired employee of Playcraft. She enjoyed gardening, babysitting, yard work and especially mowing the yard.
Services will be at noon Saturday at Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn with Bro. Joe Coggins and Bro. Tim Green officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include her son, Jerry Palmer (Dorothy) of Unity; sisters, Dolly Byrd (DL) of Unity, Pat Doorman (Jim) of Tupelo, Sherry Wigginton of Tupelo; brother, Charles Walter Palmer of Guntown; grandchildren, Shirley Wright and Rodney Palmer; five great-grandchildren, Dustin Whitaker, John Whitaker, Nicole Bates, Morgan Palmer and Jamie Palmer; one stepgrandchild, Charles Wright Jr.; and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James B. Williams; her parents, Walter and Erma Brooks Palmer; and a sister, Maxine Palmer.
Pallbearers will be Rodney Palmer, Dustin Whitaker, John Whitaker, Charles Wright, Jerry Palmer, Kevin Bates and Charles Wright Jr.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home.
Jeffrey Booker
TAYLOR – Jeffrey O’Neal Booker, 27, died Friday, Aug. 10, 2012.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the T.O.M.B. Association Building in Oxford with Pastor Jamuel Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Yocona Cemetery at Taylor. Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his mother, Bennette Brown Wadley, and his father, Eddie L. Booker, of Taylor; four children, Nariyah Booker, Chyna Morgan, Takiah Booker and Shaniah Sample; and two brothers, Eddie Antonio Booker of Taylor and Eric L. Booker of Batesville.
Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. today.
Mildred Brown
IUKA – Mildred Brown, 80, died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Iuka.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka. Interment will follow in Snowdown Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Snowdown Cemetery Fund.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
Krisha Pounds
PLANTERSVILLE – Krisha Renee Pounds, 27, died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, at Parker Personal Care Home in Jackson. She was born Oct. 21, 1984, to Edward N. Pounds Sr. and the late Patricia Pounds in Lee County. She attended Verona and Plantersville schools.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Agnew amp& Sons Funeral Chapel in Verona with the Rev. Willie F. Howell officiating. Burial will be in the Verona Cemetery. Agnew amp& Sons Funeral Home of Verona is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her father, Edward N. Pounds Sr. of Plantersville; two brothers, Edward Pounds Jr. and William N. Pounds, both of Plantersville; and aunts and uncles.
Visitation is from 2 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry at www.agnewandsons.com.
Clarice Knight
SALTILLO – Clarice Knight, 100, died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, at the Mitchell Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home.
Grover Wilhite Jr.
NEW ALBANY – Grover C. Wilhite Jr., 80, died Thursday, Aug.16, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Oct. 21, 1931, in Union County to Grover Cleveland Wilhite Sr. and Flora A. Butler Wilhite. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean War. He was a former employee of Stratford/Mohasco, retiring after 40 years. He was a member of the Fairfield Presbyterian Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Dan Rupert and the Rev. Rickey Blythe officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. United Funeral Service in New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his son, Michael C. Wilhite (Donna) of New Albany, a grandchild, Rachel Wilhite of New Albany; three sisters, Margaret Blythe of Baldwyn, Jean East of Germantown, Tenn., and Juanita Little of Olive Branch; and a brother, Wayne Wilhite of Baldwyn.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary Alice Windle Wilhite; four sisters, Charlene Letson, Obera Hall, Ruth Smithey and Helen Thornton; and three brothers, Loyd Wilhite, Carl Wilhite and Merle Wilhite.
Pallbearers will be Ronnie Blythe, Tom Hall, Jim Wilhite, Tim Benjamin, Irby Smithey and Bobby East.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Fairfield Presbyterian Church in Blue Springs or the Good Samaritan Center in New Albany.
In honor of Mr. Wilhite, United Funeral Service Inc. will fly the flag of the United States Army at the funeral home during visitation and service.
For online condolences, visit unitedfuneralservice.com.
Charles Holloway
HAMILTON – Charles Vernon Holloway, 67, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at his home in Hamilton. He was born Feb. 7, 1945, in Monroe County to Noah Vernon Holloway and Madie Mae Neal Holloway. He was a lifelong resident of Monroe County. He retired from Kerr McGee after 25 years.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Aberdeen with Bro. Billy Stevens officiating. Burial will be in Center Hill Cemetery in Hamilton. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two sisters, Wilma Holloway Coon of Hamilton and Margie Bernice Croney (Fred) of Atlanta, Ga.; one brother, Harold Wayne Holloway (Janis) of Hamilton; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Dean Holloway and David Ray Holloway.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
The online guest registry and condolences may be accessed at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
Shawn Morton
SALTILLO – James Shawn Morton, 39, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born in Tupelo on May 28, 1973, to James Wayne Morton and Bonita McKinney Morton. He enjoyed fishing. He was a beloved son, father and brother.
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Tupelo Memorial Park. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his two sons, James “J.C.” and Doug Morton of Texas; his father and stepmother, Wayne and Julie Morton of Saltillo; his sister, Kim Robbins (Brandon) of Ingomar; three brothers, Cameron Groves (Star) of Alaska, Aaron Bivins (Amy) and Eric Bivins (Jordana) both of Tupelo; and two uncles, James and Terry McKinney of Tupelo.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Bonita McKinney Hester.
Pallbearers will be James and Terry McKinney, Eric and Aaron Bivins, Tony Smith and Tony Cox.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Linda Hathcock
DETROIT, Ala. – Linda Gayle Hathcock, 67, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at her residence. Born on Feb. 24, 1945, in Amory, she was a daughter of the late Beldon and Ewing Wright Stanford. She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. Before becoming disabled, she was a seamstress at Red Kap. She enjoyed reading, sewing, crocheting, spending time with her family, gospel music, and her special friend and puppy, Prissy. A loving, caring, and spunky lady, she loved spoiling all of her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Hilbert Hathcock of Detroit, Ala.; daughters, Renee Mixon (Jonathon) of Detroit, Ala., and Renetta Bennett (Chad) of Fulton; sons, Travis Hathcock (Missy) of Sulligent, Ala., Terry Hathcock (Tammy) of Greenwood Springs, Tony Hathcock (Tammy) of Detroit, Ala., and Timmy “Bull” Hathcock of Detroit, Ala.; grandchildren, Eric Stanford (Lindy), Brian Scott (Cara), Craig Hathcock, Austin Hathcock, Kelsie Hathcock (Daniel), Jessica Canterburry (Will), Lashae Hathcock (Graham), Makayla Hathcock, Zoie Hathcock, Megan Hathcock, Harlee Bennett, Allie Bennett, Alex Bennett, Brandon Smith (Kim), Derrick Cooper (Deanna), Rocky Sides, Aaron Sides and Alex Sides; great-grandchildren, Braylie Prichett, Hadley Reece Canterburry, Jayden Cooper and Natalee Gresslin, Jon Johnson, MaKayla Johnson, McKenzie Gresslin, and Brian, Adrian and Easton Smith; sisters, Shirley Mills of Detroit, Ala., and Marilyn Jones of Smithville; brother, Ricky Stanford (Loretta) of Hamilton, Ala.; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandparents, Lawrence and Madaline Stanford and Howard and Bam Wright; and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, B.G. and Mattie Hathcock.
A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Tucker and Bro. B.J. Mills officiating. Burial will follow in Bethlehem Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Craig Hathcock, Austin Hathcock, Brian Scott, Eric Stanford, Rocky Sides, Derrick Cooper, Brandon Smith and Justin Stanford. Honorary pallbearers will be Tony Scott, Chad Jones, Daniel Kirkman, Graham Pritchett, Will Canterburry, Ben Brewer and Zach Merchant.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Milton Odom
JACKSON – Milton Odom died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, in Jackson. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew & Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn.
Vernon Cook
BOONEVILLE – Vernon A. Cook, 74, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis.
Graveside services with military honors will be at 3 p.m. today at Booneville Cemetery. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
No visitation is scheduled.
Gerald Graham
CHICAGO – Gerald Keith Graham, 53, died Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at University Hospital in Chicago.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Little Zion M.B. Church. Burial will be in St. Rest Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Tina Donaldson
PONTOTOC – Quatina Mae “Tina” Donaldson, 39, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at her residence in Pontotoc. A native of Pontotoc, she was the daughter of Zelda Farr and the late Andrew Lee Donaldson. She was a member of Wilson Chapel M.B. Church. She loved music, watching TV, dressing nice and being with friends.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Wilson Chapel M.B. Church. The Rev Richard Hairston will officiate and the Rev. Colbert Graham will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in Bluff Spring Cemetery in Van Vleet. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her mother, Zelda Farr of Pontotoc; two sons, Tytavis Donaldson and Tamorius Donaldson, both of Pontotoc; one sister, Angela Trice of Oxford; and two brothers, Alex Bankston and Wiley Bankston, both of Pontotoc.
Visitation is from 1 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home with family present from 6 to 7 p.m.
Easel Palmer
FULTON – Easel Palmer, 76, died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Senter Funeral Home in Fulton is assisting the family.
Survivors include a son, Danny R. Palmer (Donna) of Aberdeen; a stepson, Donnie Palmer (Kris) of Aberdeen; sisters, Mary Brolin of Red Bay, Ala., Eleanor Linley of Red Bay, Ruby Faye Pettigo of Marietta, Peggy Pettigo of Dumas, Linda Kemp of Fulton, Wanda Clayton of Fulton, Kaye Colburn of Mantachie, and Teresa Share of Memphis; brothers, Jimmy Palmer of Baldwyn, Billy Wayne Palmer of Illinois, Howard Palmer of Fulton, Charles Palmer of Marietta, and Robert Palmer of Marietta.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Era Palmer; and his father, Ruby.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com.
John Best
NETTLETON – John P. Best, 62, died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton.
Roy Carter Jr.
BYHALIA – Roy Grant Carter Jr., 73, died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, in Byhalia.
Services and burial will be in private. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.