Obits 13

L.C. Westmoreland

PLANTERSVILLE L.C. Westmoreland, 77, died Oct. 11, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Shammah Church of God in Christ in Verona with Elder Michael Goins officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery in Guntown. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Verona is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include five daughters, Dorothy Goins and her husband, Pastor Michael Goins, Vanessa Flemings and her husband, Minister John Flemings, and Sandra Bolden and Minister Gregory Bolden, all of Tupelo, Barbara Rogers and her husband, Minister Ronnie Rogers, of Plantersville, and Allison Harris and her husband, Bro. Beamus Harris, of Guntown; five sons, Larry Westmoreland and his wife, Faye, of Chicago, Billy Westmoreland, Johnny Westmoreland and Jerry Westmoreland and his wife, Debra, all of Verona, and Grayland Westmoreland of Plantersville; two brothers, Arthur Westmoreland and his wife, Myrtle, of Verona, and Cleo Westmoreland of Detroit, Mich.; 43 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Samantha Winders

HAMILTON Samantha Jo Winders, 16, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, as the result of an automobile accident. She was born Aug. 8, 1984, in Tupelo and lived most of her life in Hamilton. She was a junior at Hamilton High School, where she was a cheerleader, a member of the Pom Pom Club and school mascot for two years. An honor student, she was listed in the 1999 edition of “Who’s Who of America.” She was a 1998 eighth grade honor student at Becker and recipient of the Girl Scouts Silver Award. She was a member of the Nettleton First Baptist Church.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Hamilton High School gym in Hamilton with the Rev. George Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Oaklawn Memorial Gardens in Aberdeen. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her parents, Joe Don and Janice Weeks Winders of Hamilton; one brother, Donny Winders of Aberdeen; her grandparents, Lester and Gracie Weeks of Nettleton, and Kate Winders of Hamilton; one niece, Shannon Winders; two nephews, Destin and Brady Winters.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Danny Joe Winders, in 1999.

Pallbearers will be members of the football team in the junior class.

Honorary pallbearers will be the rest of the football team and the cheerleaders.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the Hamilton High School gym from 2 p.m. to service time Sunday.

Memorials are requested to go to the Hamilton High School Pom Pom Club, c/o Hamilton High School, 40201 Hamilton Road, Hamilton MS 39746.

Canary Roby

CORINTH Canary Roby, 78, died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2000, at the home of her daughter, Bobbie Jean Phillips, in Corinth. She was a homemaker and a member of Macedonia M.B. church.

Services will be at noon Monday at Macedonia M.B. Church with the Rev. Sam Crawford officiating. Burial will be in Corinth National Cemetery. Grayson’s Funeral home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three daughters, Bobbie Jean Phillips and Jestine Cummings, both of Corinth, and Shurkeita Dilworth of Belleville, Ill.; six sons, George Roby Jr. and his wife, Peggy, of Omaha , Neb., James and Harold Roby of Corinth, Curtis Roby Sr. and his wife, Fredia, of Atlanta, and Danny Bernard Roby of Atlanta; four sisters, Virgie Martin of Iuka, and Juanita Welch and Alma Hale, both of Mt. Vernon, N.Y., and Estell Tye of Chicago; three brothers, Johnny Tye of Baldwyn, Otis Tye of Atlanta and Edward Tye of Walnut; 22 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Marvin Rainey

CORINTH Marvin Kendrick Rainey, 81, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, at baptist Memorial Hospital-East in Memphis. He was born July 27, 1919, in Theo. He was retired after serving as a Church of Christ minister for more than 50 years, most recently at the Theo Church of Christ. He was a graduate of Freed-Hardeman University and later served on th eAdvisory Board. He was a veteran of world War II. He was the owner of Rainey Sod Farm, and a member of the Mississippi Sod Producers Association, Mississippi Seed Improvement Association, Mississippi Turf Grass Association and the Corinth Alcorn Builders Association. His philosophy for life was to live honest, treat everybody right, live a Christian life and everything will be all right.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Theo Church of Christ with Paul Watson, Basil Overton, Milton Sewell and Tom Holland officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Corinth. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Joyce McMahan of Nashville and Wanda Throop of Sikeston, Mo.; two sons, Jerry Rainey of Nashville and David Rainey of Corinth; his grandchildren, Cayce Rainey Burklow, Brooke Rainey, Bert McMahan and Mark McMahan, all of Nashville, Rebecca Throop of Sikeston, Mo., and Erin Rainey of Corinth.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jewell Coleman Rainey; his parents, Bynum and Lillie Rainey; a brother, Arlon Rainey; two sisters, Vera Tucker and Vanna Raye Garrett; and a daughter, Nancy Jo Rainey.

Pallbearers will be Charles Rainey, Billy Rainey, Bobby Garrett, Joe Garrett, Ray Tucker and Tommy Lindsey.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Marvin Rainey Scholarship Fund at Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tenn.

Verna Owens

IUKA Verna Owens, 66, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, at her home. She was a member of the Iuka Church of Christ.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel with Lance Foster officiating. Burial will be in Carter’s Chapel Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Rick Owens of iuka; one sister, Irene Semrau of Plymouth, Wis.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today.

James Owens

WEST POINT James Lee Owens, 58, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a native of Clay County. He was a smoke house operator for Bryan Foods for 39 years and a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. He married Georgia Mae Whitt on Aug. 25, 1963.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Hugh Holder Cummins and the Rev. Eddie Painter officiating. After the chapel service and before the graveside service at Macedonia Cemetery near Houston, there will be a brief viewing at Macedonia United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Georgia Whitt Owens of West Point; one daughter, Lee Ann Hatcher, and her husband, Allen, of Columbus; three grandchildren, Derick Hatcher, Andy Hatcher and Ashley Hatcher, all of Columbus; his mother, Frances C. Owens Pumphrey of Prairie; one sister, Mamie O. Huffman of Tupelo; one brother, Richard Owens of Tupelo; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Felix and Orene Whitt of Houston; an aunt, Annette Lasley of Prairie; special friends, Peggy Hill of Prairie and Doyle Brooks Jr. of Columbus.

He was preceded in death by his father, Walter E. Owens, on Sept. 11, 1993; and a son, James Whitt Owens, on Sept. 7, 1999.

Pallbearers will be Earl Osburn, Milton Kendrick, Doyle Brooks, James Brand, Doug Walls and John Parchman.

Etter Crumpton

NEW ALBANY Etter Mae Malone Crumpton, 76, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. She was born Sept. 13, 1923, in Lee County to the late Dave and Vera Bennett Malone. She was a retired employee of the Erwin B. Schwabe Manufacturing Company and a Baptist. She was the widow of Hugh Franklin Crumpton.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Dumas Cemetery. United Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one son, Jimmy Alexander of New Albany; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and two brothers, Boyd and Boise Malone.

Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Haskel Hamilton

TISHOMINGO Haskel Hamilton, 76, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, near Cherokee, Ala. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka.

Mary Moore

IUKA Mary Russell Moore, 87, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, at the Tishomingo Manor Nursing Home. She was a Methodist.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Franky Smith and Bro. Billy Paul Feltman officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Gilead Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Charlie Moore Jr. of Iuka; three daughters, Imogene Parsons and her husband, Odell, and Illene South, all of Iuka, and Diane Studdard and her husband, Jim, of Burnsville; 15 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Moore; a son, William Howard Moore; and a daughter, Martha Lee Old.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons: Terry Parsons, James Parsons, John Parsons, Maxey South, Marvin South, Rony Moore, Tony Moore and William Old.

James Hamby

HATTIESBURG James Early Hamby, 36, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. He was born in West Point. He was an industrial painter and a Baptist.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Greenwood Cemetery in West Point with the Rev. Richard Bryan officiating. Nowell-Robinson Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Tina Rios Hamby; four sons, Dalton Micheal Hamby and Dylon Hamby, both of Hattiesburg, and Jesse Hamby and Preston Hamby, both of West Point; his mother, Betty Hession; three brothers, Frank Hamby Jr., Robert Lee Hamby and Micheal Duke Hamby, all of West Point; his grandfather, A.E. Duke Sr. of Aberdeen; his grandmother, Annie Hamby of West Point.

He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Hamby Sr.; his grandfather, Lee Hamby; and his grandmother, Willie Duke.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Crosswhite, Curtis Clardy, Jeffery Chaney, Joey Sellars, Robert Langwith, Billy Ray Yarbrough and Wayne Bennett.

Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Willie Lee Moore

OKOLONA Willie Lee Gladney Moore, 74, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late Porter Gladney and Dora Hollimon Gladney. She was a member of the Palestine M.B. Church, where she was secretary, church clerk, chairperson of the program committee and a member of the Mother Board. She was a retired teacher after 40 1/2 years, teaching in schools in Houlka and Houston . She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association, the Fourth District Teachers Association, the Okolona Municipal Democratic Executive Committee and several other community organizations. She was a delegate to the Mississippi Teachers Association in Jackson on several occasions.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Palestine M.B. Church with the Rev. Odell Bowens officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Williams Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Cassandra Moore of Okolona, and Arnesta Storey and her husband, Larry, of Kokomo, Ind.; two grandchildren, Tonio Moore of Okolona and Lagunza Donegan of Kokomo, Ind.; one great-granddaughter, Monique Little of Kokomo, Ind.; three brothers, L.C. Gladney and his wife, Christine, and Myles Stanfield, all of Okolona, and Eddie and his wife, Marvin, of Gary, Ind.; five sisters, Tollie Smith of Gary, Ind., Tilda and her husband, Uriah, of Detroit, Tanzie Buchanan of Okolona, Mary Reed of Pontotoc, and Birdie Pearson of Albany, N.Y.; one aunt, Sarah Fields of Okolona.

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today, and the family hour will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services Sunday.