By NEMS Daily Journal
CORINTH – Dorothy Depoyster Haynie, better known as Mamaw, passed away from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease on Monday, July 30, 2012, at the age of 83. Dot graduated from Corinth High School and attended the “W.” She then went on the obtain a master’s degree from Mississippi State University. She spent 12 years as the librarian at Kossuth Elementary School, where she instilled a love of reading in the hearts of so many. She also spent 27 years working at the Corinth Public Library, where she was surrounded by her beloved books. Dot often said that you can go anywhere in the world in a book, and boy, did she! She will be very missed. Dot attended Strickland church of Christ.
Preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. “R.L.” Haynie Sr.; her parents, H.N. and Lucille Depoyster; and a son-in-law, Kenneth Childers, Dot was a beloved mother and grandmother.
She is survived by her children, Susan Childers, Janis Haynie (Jerry), Lucinda Haynie, Robert L. Haynie Jr., Tim Haynie (Lynn) and Lisa Lamberth; grandchildren, Mike Childers, Jeremy Haynie (Melissa), Dusty Haynie, Marilyn Hude (John) and Robert Bradford Lamberth; great-grandchildren, Cody Childers, Brittany Childers, Tyler Childers and Jayce Haynie; great-great-grandchildren, Cayden White and Preston Baker. She is also survived by her sister, Billie Sue DePoyster Dillngham, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth with Minister Brad Dillingham officiating. Burial will be in the Indian Spring Methodist Church Cemetery.
Family will receive fiends from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation at www.alz.org or to the Corinth Public Library in her memory.
Condolences can be left at wwwmemorialcorinth.com.
HOLLY SPRINGS – Bonnie June Kirk Ayres, 84, passed away on Monday, July 30, 2012, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, surrounded by friends and loved ones. She was born to Christine Elizabeth Craig and Nathan Abston Kirk on Aug. 13, 1927, in Ripley, Tenn.
Visitation will be Thursday, Aug. 2, from 1 to 4 p.m. and the service at 4 p.m. at the Hickory Flat United Methodist Church, where she had been an active member for over 60 years. The Rev. Brownie Tohill and the Rev. Neal Vick will officiate. Burial will be at the McKay Cemetery in Hickory Flat. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She was a graduate of the University of Mississippi and taught third and fifth grades in Ashland from 1953 to 1957. In 1957, she was named director of public welfare for Benton County by Gov. J.P. Coleman. In the late 1970s, Gov. Cliff Finch named her to the State Board of Mental Health. She retired in 1985 after 31 years of service. Years later, two homes in Corinth designed especially for citizens with developmental disabilities were named in her honor. They are “Bonnie June Ayres Poplar Point Community Homes.” She was an inactive member of the Ishtehotopah Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Her many interests included reading, painting with oil and pastels, tracing genealogy, watching the Atlanta Braves baseball and Memphis Grizzlies. She was dedicated to helping others.
She is survived by a son, Jimmy Kirk Ayres; a daughter, Barbara Ayres Bradford, (Warner); five granddaughters, Christi Bradford Barker (Tommy), Angie Bradford Hopper (Ritchie), Jeanna Ayres Campbell (Mike), Kallie Kirk Ayres and Katie Lynn Ayres; one grandson-in- law, Gerry Paul Moffitt; ,eight great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Ayres Moffitt, Olivia Jerrianna Moffitt, Abigail Grace Barker, Thomas Jason Barker II, Benjamin James Barker, Minor Elton Hopper, Bradford Darden Hopper and Morgan Lea Rakestraw; one brother, Samuel Brent Kirk (Jeanette); twin sisters, Nina Kiddy and Norma Rooker (Jimmy); and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Minor Lanier Ayres, in 2001; two granddaughters, Theresa Kent Ayres in 1985 and Bonnie Ayres Moffitt in 2004; two brothers, Nathan Abston Kirk (LaJune) and Ralph Craig Kirk (Yvonne); and one sister, Betty Kirk King.
Pallbearers will be Charlie Ballard, Chuck Gadd, Jack Gadd, George Rowland, Don Taylor and Randy Walls.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hickory Flat United Methodist Church or McKay Cemetery at P.O Box 162, Hickory Flat, MS 38633.
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – John Vandiver “J.V.” Goodin, 99, died Saturday, July 28, 2012, at Lifestyles Living ALF in Hollywood, Fla. He was born Nov. 4, 1912, to Oscar and Vista Cox Goodin. He was valedictorian at Wheeler Vocational High School in 1930. He attended Sunflower Junior College from 1935-1937 and graduated from Mississippi State University with a B.S. degree in civil engineering in 1937. He married Violet Justine Daniel on Dec. 24, 1931. He held various positions within the U.S. federal government from 1939 until his retirement in 1970s. He traveled extensively during his U.S. government career with trips to the Far East, Europe and the Americas. In 1970 he and Violet moved to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where he worked for several consulting engineering firms and managed his real estate holdings. He married Jean Van Tassel in 1977 and Jan Hannon McKee in 1981. He was an avid sportsman who loved hunting and fishing and spending time with his friends and family. He enjoyed watching football, baseball and basketball, and was a frequent visitor to Las Vegas and their dice and poker rooms.
Survivors include one son, Johnny Goodin (Carol) of Ashburn, Va.; four grandchildren, Danny Goodsin (Cindy) of Austin, Texas, Stephanie Willett (John) of Elkton, Va., Teresa Dawkins (Aubrey) of Fredericksburg, Va., and Chris Goodin of Ashburn, Va.; six great-grandchildren, Autumn, Nicole and Madison Goodin, Jessica (Wesley) Davis, John Willett II and James Willett; one sister, Jettie Pruitt of Baldwyn; and one brother, James Goodsin (Jerri) of Baton Rouge, La.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Violet Daniel; his second wife, Jean Van Tassel; his third wife, Jan Hannon McKee; his parents, Oscar and Vista Cox Goodin; three sisters, Kay Martin, Nettie Wingo and Betty Waters; and two brothers, Herbert Goodin and Alton Goodin.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Waters Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Pratt Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Dan Goodin, Chris Goodin, John Willett and Aubrey Dawkins.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Cancer Society.
COURTLAND – David Wayne Daugherty, 57, died Monday, July 30, 2012, in Batesville.
A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home of Batesville is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time Thursday.
TUPELO – Anita Schumpert Gunter, 77, died Monday, July 30, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born in the Brewer community on Feb. 28, 1935, to Clyde Robert and D’Arca Johnston Schumpert. After graduating from Shannon High School, she went to Florence State College, where she graduated with a bachelor of science degree in English. After teaching for one year, she married the Rev. Doyce Gunter on June 1, 1958. For the next 54 years, she was a Methodist minister’s wife and did mission work in rural areas with the United Methodist Church. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Tupelo.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Wesley United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ray Rooney and Dr. Jimmy Barnes officiating. Burial will be in Brewer United Methodist Cemetery. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 54 years, the Rev. Doyce Gunter of Tupelo; her children, Timothy Gunter of Atlanta, Ga., and Nancy Gunter of Tulsa, Okla.; three sisters, Evelyn Young of Saltillo, Wilodyne Barnett of Brewer and Norma Godwin (Dudley) of Evergreen, Ala.; and one brother, Tilmon Schumpert (Helen) of Wiggins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Gerald Schumpert; and one sister, Betty Payne.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, 2010 W. Main St., Tupelo, MS 38801; SIFAT, Servants in Faith and Technology, 2944 CR 113, Lineville, AL 36266; or Heifer International, P.O Box 8058, Little Rock, AR 72203.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
WEST POINT – Edward E. “Big Ed” Walker Sr., 69, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2012, in Meridian.
A memorial service will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at Robinson Funeral Home Chapel in West Point.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Heart Association or the charity of donor’s choice.
ABERDEEN – Barbara Mobley, 75, died Monday, July 30, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Sept. 16, 1936, to Otis McLemore and Lou Duskie Newman McLemore in Monroe County. She graduated from Hamilton High School. She retired from the Care Center of Aberdeen. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with the Rev. Dennis Sullivan officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include two daughters, Sheila Dodd (Bill) of Fort Smith, Ark., and Debra Lowery (David) of Russellville, Ala.; five sons, Doug Mobley (Doris) of Carolina community, Herman Mobley and Greg Mobley (Christy), both of Greenville, Fred Mobley (Jackie) of Smithville and Dan Mobley of Aberdeen; one brother, Billy McLemore (Sandra) of Aberdeen; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and special friends, Jim Jordan, Onnie Rae Elam, Lois Rye, Nelda Doss and Shirley Reese.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Wilbur Mobley; and one granddaughter, Megan Mobley.
Pallbearers will be Ricky Mobley, Bryan Mobley, Kenneth Mobley, Robert Dodd, Bill Mobley and Brit Lowery. Honorary pallbearer will be Buddy Mobley.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time Thursday at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.
Sign the register and leave condolences online at www.tisdalelann memorial.com.
GUNTOWN – Amos A. Raper, 79, died Monday, July 30, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born Sept. 19, 1932, in Lee County to Chester and Onie Clark Raper. A veteran of both the Korean and Vietnam wars, he served his country for two years in the U.S. Army and for 18 years in the U.S. Air Force, where he was a flight ensign on a C130 aircraft. He was awarded the PACAF Outstanding Maintenance Award and was named the KBC C-47 Crew Chief of the Quarter in September 1964. During his military career, he traveled all over the world and made numerous friends. After his military career he worked as a dispatcher for Tombigbee Electric Power Association. He enjoyed fishing, working in his yard and spending time with family. He was a member of the Methodist faith.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ben Raper officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Lee Memorial Park. Lee Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Rosalyn Raper of Guntown; one daughter, Cheryl Young (Keith) of Baldwyn; one stepson, Jon DeFilippo of Guntown; two sisters, Yvonne Edwards (Fred) of Bissell and Inez Oliver of Tupelo; one granddaughter, Roxanne Lindsey (Brent) of Guntown; two great-grandchildren, Demi and Brentlee Lindsey; and his longtime military buddies, Bobby Haskell and Chuck Sweeney.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, W.C. Raper and Billy Raper; and two sisters, Linnie Pearl Gillentine and Regenia Mott.
The Columbus Air Force Color Guard will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be continue from 1 p.m. to service time today at the funeral home.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.leememorialonline.com.
TUPELO – Mildred M. Prather died Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in New Albany after an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.
Roy Houston Sr.
MAGGIE VALLEY, N.C. – Roy Edgar Houston Sr., 89, died Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at Maggie Valley Nursing amp& Rehab Center in Maggie Valley, N.C. He was born May 23, 1923, in Baldwyn to Jodie and Naomi Smith Houston. He was married to Nona Wayne Houston, who died Oct. 24, 2011. He was a veteran of World War II and was retired from Delta Mfg. Co. (formerly Rockwell). He was a member of New Morgan Hill Baptist Church in Candler. He was a former active member of East Heights Baptist Church in Tupelo, where he served on many committees as well as being a Sunday school teacher and deacon.
He is survived by his son, the Rev. Roy Houston (Dana); granddaughters, Lisa Holland (Randy) and Lori Halyburton (Chad); and great-grandchildren, Levi and Caroline Holland.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue in Asheville, N.C., and from noon until 1:30 p.m. Saturday at W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors in Tupelo.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lee Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to the patient activity fund of the Maggie Valley Nursing Home, 75 Fisher Loop Road, Maggie Valley, NC 28751.
Expression of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
ABERDEEN – Verna Dodd Mordecai Maines passed away Monday, July 30, 2012. She was born in Enid on Nov. 18, 1934, to C.V. Dodd Jr. and Freda Alma Hutchison Dodd. She was reared in Calhoun County. The family moved to Memphis during World War II and she attended Rozelle, Bellevue and Treadwell schools. She graduated from the University of Memphis in 1955. A talented vocalist, she was a soloist on Young America Sings during high school and early college. Upon graduation from college, she married Bryan Grimes Mordecai and spent most of her adult life in the Grayslake area of Illinois. An exceptional teacher, she taught school in Illinois until her retirement when she and Bryan moved to Marco Island, Fla. In her late 60s, she married Henry Maines and they moved to Natchez. In 2011 she moved to assisted living in the Personal Place in Aberdeen to be near her brother, Caius Vernon Dodd III, and her sister-in-law, Linda Kittrell Dodd.
She is survived by a son, Henry Grimes Mordecai of Hollywood, Fla.; and grandchildren, Andrew Mordecai and Mallori Mordecai of Arlington, Texas, and Louis and Joss Mordecai of Hollywood, Fla.; a sister, Anne Freeman (Jerre) of Memphis; a brother, Bob Dodd, of Pensacola, Fla.; two brothers, Caius Dodd III (Linda) of Aberdeen and Jim Dodd of Destin, Fla.; a sister, Patsy Brackin, of Terra Haute, Ind.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Aberdeen with her nephew, the Rev. Mark Wright officiating. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
You can sign the register and send condolences online at www.tisdalelann memorial.com.
TUPELO – Lucille Jenkins, 80, passed away on Friday, July 27, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones Funeral Directors of Tupelo.
IUKA – Lois Patterson Tucker, 88, died Monday, July 30, 2012, at Tishomingo Community Living Center.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Iuka United Methodist Church. The Rev. Jon Kaufman and Bro. Malcolm Garrett will officiate. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Carleta Tucker Phillips (Richard) of Iuka; one grandchild, Jeremy McDuffy (Nacole) of Iuka; two stepgrandchildren, Keith Phillips (Paige) of Muscle Shoals, Ala., and Austin Phillips of Birmingham, Ala.; two great-grandchildren, Jevan McDuffy and Jonah McDuffy, both of Iuka; a special niece, Becky Glidewell of Burnsville; a special cousin, Marie Lynch of Iuka; and four special friends, Burnette Bryant, June Devore, Vada Kay and Christine Johnson, all of Iuka.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carlton Tucker; her parents, Elbert and Pearl Patterson; and a brother, A. E. Patterson.
Pallbearers include Jackie Bryant, Stevie “Boo” Glidewell, Jeremiah Melson, Tommy Dean, Richard Clark and Ken Cooley.
Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church for one hour prior to service time.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Iuka United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 101 E. Eastport St., Iuka, MS 38852, or by phone at (662) 423-6097.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneral home.com.
NETTLETON – Joyce Scott died Monday, July 30, 2012, at Baptist Hospital East in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Verona.
NEW ALBANY – Gina Lynelle Fitts Crumpton, 52, died Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. She was born April 12, 1960, in Tupelo to Lynn Fitts and the late Wonda Foster Fitts. She was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church in New Albany.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at United Funeral Service with the Rev. Trey Lambert officiating. Burial will be in Oak Forest Cemetery in Pontotoc County. United Funeral Service of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her father, Lynn Fitts, and stepmother, Shirley Fitts; one daughter, Jennifer Roberts (Jason) all of New Albany; four brothers, Coy Fitts (Kim) of Myrtle, Danny Fitts (Angie) of Helena, Ala., Larry Fitts of Myrtle and Marty Fitts of Sebring, Fla.; one grandchild, Kyler Roberts; one stepbrother, Mark Chism (Audra) of Pontotoc; and a special friend, Johnny Hall.
Pallbearers will be her brothers and nephews.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Calvary United Methodist Church of New Albany.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.
ASHLAND – Jan Yarborough McGroom, 69, died Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Calvary Baptist Church in Ashland. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
CORINTH – Annie Belle Reed Burns, 77, died Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Henry Cemetery. McPeters Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Thomas Blaylock Jr.
EUPORA – Thomas Upton Blaylock Jr., 80, died Monday, July 30, 2012, at his home in Eupora.
Services will be at 4 p.m. today at the Eupora First Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Webster Memorial Garden Cemetery. Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. today at the church.
ABERDEEN – Carl Vander Turnage, 68, died Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at his residence in Aberdeen. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.
BOONEVILLE – Harry H. Brandon, 58, died Sunday, July 29, 2012, at his home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Patterson’s Funeral Home in Corinth. Burial will be in the National Cemetery.