Obituaries 2.20.01

Allie Scott

FULTON Allie Monroe Scott, 87, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Sept. 27, 1913, to the late James K. Polk Scott and Margaret Caroline Owens Scott. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the 106th Division in Europe. He was a prisoner of war in Germany from Dec. 19, 1944, to April 25, 1945, before being liberated by the Russian forces. He was a volunteer member of the Fulton Fire Department for 50 years. He was a member of the American Legion Post 51 for many years and the Itawamba County Election Commissioners for 20 years. He was a member and deacon of Pleasant Hill Primitive Baptist Church. He farmed for many years, raising cattle and hogs. He was an avid gardener and was active until his death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel with Bro Charles Tubb and Bro. Jerry Dubar officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery with full military honors.

Survivors include his wife, Nellie Webb Scott, whom he married Sept. 29, 1938; one daughter, Paulette Orear of Fulton; one granddaughter, Stephanie Homan, and her husband, Drew, of Fulton; two great-granddaughters, Anna Caroline Homan and Laura Cathryn Homan, both of Fulton.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Cleophus Scott and Lloyd Scott; and a son-in-law, Larry Joe Orear.

Pallbearers will be Benny Enlow, Roger Beachum, Johnny Jarrell, Charles Grimes, Jimmy Gray and Harold Martin.

Honorary pallbearers will be Gaston Robinson, Bro. Merle Bradley, F.G. Wiygul Sr., Bro. Milton Wright and members of the Fulton Fire Department. Visitation will be from 7 a.m. to service time today. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a favorite charity or the American Heart Association.

Bud Richmond

HOLLY SPRINGS Willie “Bud” Richmond, 71, died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto in Southaven. He was a retired laborer and a member of Pleasant Grove M.B. Church in Red Banks.

Services will be at noon Wednesday at Adolphus Chapel CME Church in Holly Springs with the Rev. Levi Jones officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove M.B. Church Cemetery at Red Banks. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one son, Sylvester Vaughn of Aurora, Ill.; two sisters, Lizzie Boyd and Lovaner Daniel, both of Holly Springs; two brothers, Walter Richmond of Holly Springs and Broadie Richmond of Kansas City, Kan.; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from 11 to 11:55 a.m. Wednesday. There will be no viewing after the eulogy.

Eleanor Floyd

CORINTH Eleanor Floyd died Monday, Feb. 19, 2001, at the NHC Healthcare in Milam, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Coleman Funeral Home in Corinth.

Terry Flurry

NETTLETON Terry Russell Flurry, 37, died Monday, Feb. 19, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. A Lee County native, he was born Aug. 23, 1963. He lived in the Shiloh community near Nettleton all his life. He was a 1981 graduate of Nettleton High School and a Baptist. He was employed by the Briarwood Inn in Amory.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Liberty Baptist Church near Nettleton with the Rev. Tommy Whaley and the Rev. Mike Brazeal officiating. Burial will be in the Liberty Cemetery. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his parents, Charles and Dorothy Flurry of Nettleton; one brother, Garry Flurry and his wife, Tammy, of Nettleton; two sisters, Cheryl Clayton and her husband, Benny, and Shelia Dykes and her husband, David, all of Nettleton; two nieces; three nephews; his grandmother, Carrie Mae Baulch of Nettleton; a special friend, Pam King of Tupelo.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Flurry, and Herman Baulch.

Pallbearers will be Butch Blanton, Ronnie Flurry, Bryan Evans, Phillip Baulch, Jamie Leach, Jeff Martin and Randolph Inmon.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton.

Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Assistance Fund, c/o Healthcare Foundation of North Mississippi, 830 S. Gloster St., Tupelo MS 38801.

Minnie Mae Adams

AMORY Minnie Mae Camp Adams, 90, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory after a long illness. She was born April 10, 1910, in Amory to D.C. “Doc” and Dessie Pickle Camp. She lived in Becker most of her life and attended Monroe County schools. She married James T. Adams Sr. in 1931. She was a homemaker and a member of Antioch Baptist Church. She enjoyed fishing and cooking.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Pickle Funeral Home with Bro. Mac Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Greenbrier Cemetery in Becker.

Survivors include three sons, J.T. Adams Jr. and his wife, Lois, George G. Adams and his wife, Linda, and Larry L. Adams and his wife, Carolyn, all of Amory; a daughter and son-in-law, Mae Dean and Gene Chism of Amarillo, Texas; three brothers, D.C. Camp, Hobart Camp and Thomas Camp, all of Amory; five sisters, Ruth Camp, Ludeen Gray and Ruby Jean Gray, all of Amory, and Ila Puckett and Earleen Summers, both of Ladonia, Mo.; 17 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1996; her parents; a son, Danny Lee Adams; a daughter, Geraldine Myatt; and a granddaughter, Christy Leigh Chism.

Pallbearers will be James Carl Adams, George Adams Jr., Johnny Adams, Thomas Adams, Anthony Chism, Richard Adams, Danny Adams, Jerry Fowlkes, Doyle Fowlkes, Jamie Fowlkes, James Connie Myatt and Jeremy Hester.

Nell Davis

BOONEVILLE Nell Rose Vaughn Davis, 68, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after a long illness. She was a homemaker and a member of West Booneville Church of Christ. She enjoyed gardening.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Ward Hogland officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Foice Davis; two daughters, Sherry Phelps and her husband, David, of Yucaipa, Calif., and Susan Davis of Booneville; two sons, David Davis and his wife, Darinka, and Mark Davis and his wife, Lisa, all of El Centro, Calif.; a sister-in-law, Eva Vaughn of Booneville; 11 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Lola Merriman Vaughn; two brothers, Harold Vaughn and Travis Vaughn.

Her nephews and cousins will be pallbearers.

Visitation will continue until 9 p.m. today and until service time Wednesday.

Violet Erwin

SALTILLO Violet Conway Erwin, 69, died Monday, Feb. 19, 2001, at Baptist Hospital in Jackson after a brief illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Annette Brasfield

WEST POINT Annette O’Hara Brasfield, 70, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in Columbus.

She was born Jan. 12, 1931, in Clay County to Earnest Earl O’Hara and Allie Ray Murff O’Hara.

She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of West Point. She was the widow of Larry C. Brasfield.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Roy Myers officiating. Burial will be private. Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two sons and their wives, Larry N. and Cara Brasfield, and Roger and Janice Brasfield, all of West Point; two daughters, Teresa Sanders of Birmingham, Ala., and Cindy Brasfield of Robertsdale, Ala.; three brothers, Earnest E. O’Hara and his wife, Barbara, of Wiggins, Frank P. O’Hara of Mesa, Ariz., and Roger H. O’Hara of West Point; one sister, Dolly Glorvigen and her husband, Lloyd, of Gulfport; one brother-in-law, Ed Josey of West Point; six grandchildren, Doug Sanders, Traci Sanders, Larry L. Brasfield, Shannon Danovasky, Cristal Brasfield and Amber Brasfield; one great-grandchild, Madison Sanders.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and a sister, Georgia Josey.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to service time today at the church.

Memorials may be made to: American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 966, West Point MS 39773.

H.A. Miller

ABERDEEN Herbert Aaron Miller, 91, died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2001, in the Life Care Center of Tullahoma, Tenn. He was born Jan. 27, 1910, in Carl Junction, Mo., to Edward Earl and Helen Warren Miller. He was a resident of Aberdeen from 1941 until December 1996 when he moved to Tullahoma, Tenn.

He was a professional photographer and headed the photo and identification department of the Gulf Ordnance Plant in Prairie during World War II.

He was a Justice Court judge in Monroe County for many years and served three terms as mayor of Aberdeen.

He was a Mason, and a member of the Exchange Club and the Aberdeen First Christian Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Cook officiating. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Aberdeen.

Survivors include one daughter, Donna Miller Nichols, and her husband, Jim, of Tullahoma, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Orpha Emeline Orr Miller; two sons, Ronald Lee and Otto Eugene Miller; and his parents.

His grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Aberdeen First Christian Church, the Salvation Army or a charity of choice.

Charles Pou

ATLANTA Charles Pou, 83, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001, at Integrated Health Services of Atlanta at Buckhead.

He was political editor for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and an award-winning reporter whose coverage of Georgia politics led to many changes in Georgia law. He covered Georgia politics for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from1948 to 1970.

The body was cremated. No services were held. Cremation Society of Georgia was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Genevieve Pou of Atlanta; a daughter, Laura Holden Prew of Melbourne, Fla.; a sister, Rebecca Armstrong of Natchez; two granddaughters.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Atlanta Humane Society, 981Howell Mill Road NW, Atlanta GA 30318.

Margaret Dean

STEWART Margaret Dean, 87, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001, at the Kilmichael Hospital in Kilmichael. She was born March 1, 1913, in Webster County. She was a homemaker and a member of Tri County Baptist Church at Stewart. She was the widow of Luther Dean.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora with the Rev. Max Blackwelder officiating. Burial will be in Reed’s Chapel Cemetery in Webster County.

Survivors include two daughters, Elaine Mosley of Stewart and Margaret Ann Ishee of Starkville; one son, Jimmy Dean of Stewart; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren.

Willie Pannell

BOONEVILLE Willie Pannell, 82, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2001, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. He was a member of Mt. Olive M.B. Church.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Mt. Olive M.B. Church with the Rev. Wayne Myles officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby Mae Pannell of Booneville; one sister, Beatrice Burress of Baldwyn.

He was preceded in death by a son, Willie Eugene Pannell.

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Leonard C. Chapman

BLUE SPRINGS Leonard C. Chapman, 77, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany.

He was born June 13, 1923, in Pontotoc County to the late Andrew and Anna Laura Stovall Chapman.

He was a retired auto body shop inspector and a U.S. Army veteran of world War II. He was a member of Ellistown Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ellistown Baptist Church with the Rev. Mickey Trammel, the Rev. Johnny Parks, the Rev. David Barnett, the Rev. Samuel Cox and the Rev. Don Wilson officiating.

Burial will be in Ellistown Cemetery. United Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Dolly Parks Chapman of Blue Springs; two daughters, Glenda Cox and her husband, the Rev. Marvin Cox, of Blue Springs, and Marilynn Ross and her husband, Tim, of Pontotoc; one brother, Clifton Chapman and his wife, Dot, of Belden; five grandchildren, Samuel Cox and his wife, Bobbie, Rachel Nieminen and her husband, Kevin, Philip Cox and his wife, Stephanie, Kimberly Ross and Korey Ross; six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Essie and Dessie Chapman.

His nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be Gaston Jones, Terry Carlock, Dean Brown, Donald Gentry, Tom Grant and Billy Little.

Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Baptist Children’s Village, P.O. Box 27, Clinton MS 39060.

Ogle Mitchell

CORINTH Ogle Mitchell, 87, died Monday, Feb. 19, 2001, in Corinth. He was born Sept. 15, 1913, to Lean and Sara Liz Stares Mitchell.

He was a retired employee of Gateway Corporation Handles.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at West Corinth Pentecostal Tabernacle with the Rev. Merle Dixon, the Rev. Russell Hamm and the Rev. Nelson Hight officiating.

Burial will be in Lone Oak Baptist Church Cemetery. Corinthian Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his sons, Olen, James and William Mitchell of Corinth, Ogle Mitchell Jr. of Harrison, Ark., David and Ronnie Mitchell of Chicago, and Lonnie Mitchell of Yazoo; his daughters, Beluah Mitchell of Corinth, Martha Holloway of Corinth and Melba Hight of Michie, Tenn.; one brother, Elbert Mitchell of Corinth; one sister, Ethel Dunn of Corinth; 24 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Etta Mitchell, on Feb. 28, 1997, and his children’s mother, Ethel Mitchell, on Sept. 4, 1965.

Pallbearers will be grandsons Jimmy, Kevin, Jeff and Steven Mitchell, and Todd, Ken and Ted Hight.

Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons Billy and Tony Mitchell, and Mark and Jason Johnson.

Visitation will be from 5 to 10 p.m. today.

Mattie Rollins

MARIETTA Mattie Louise Rollins, 70, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Aug. 26, 1930, to the late Winfield and Georgia Fennell Dill. She was a member of Ozark Methodist Church and a factory worker for many years. She was a homemaker. An avid flower and vegetable gardener, she also enjoyed crocheting.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Ozark Methodist Church with Bro. Jason Franklin, Bro. Carl Dunlap and Bro. Jim Irwin officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. McNeece-Morris Funeral Home of Mantachie is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Ellie Hue Rollins of Marietta; one son, Ronny Rollins and his wife, Brenda, of Marietta; two half brothers, Gary Dill and Steve Dill, both of Mantachie; three grandchildren, Crystal Gray, Kelly Loague and Rodney Rollins; two great-grandchildren, Alex Gray and Morgan Gray.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Eunive House and Mildred Bell; two brothers, Marvin Dill and Marvel “Jaybird” Dill; and her parents.

Pallbearers will be Randy Rollins, Perryn Dill, Terry Dill, Donnie Bell, David Bell, Mike Black and Jeff Dill.

Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to noon today at the funeral home and from 1 p.m. to service time today at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ozark Methodist Church Family Life Center, c/o BancorpSouth of Mantachie, 3230 Highway 371, Mantachie MS 38855.

Earlene Whitten

FULTON Earlene Whitten, 77, died Monday, Feb. 19, 2001, at her son’s home in Trussville, Ala. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McNeece-Morris Funeral Home in Fulton.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Pearl Dickinson

CORINTH Pearl Flanagan Mitchell Dickinson died Monday, Feb. 19, 2001, at Beverly Health Care in Ripley. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McPeters Funeral Directors.

Robert Hallmark

FULTON Robert R. Hallmark, 86, died Monday, Feb. 19, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Sept. 1, 1914, in Shottsville, Ala., to John Henry and Mamie Lou Lewis Hallmark. He was retired from Dura Crates.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jackie Gray and Bro. Clifton Baine officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Survivors include two sisters, Mellie Franks of Fulton and Vader Mae Barrett of Memphis; his caregivers, Clovis and Glenda Franks; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Estelle Hallmark; four brothers, Rueben Hallmark, Troy Hallmark, Calaway Hallmark and Johnny Marshall Hallmark.

Pallbearers will be Bill Burleson, Kenny Hallmark, Pug Wilemon, Bill Franks, Charles Franks and Jim Roberts.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

Dale Lindley

FULTON Alan Dale Lindley, 47, died Monday, Feb. 19, 2001, at his home. He was born Dec. 30, 1953, in Illinois to Kenneth and Quinnia Mae Potts Lindley. He worked at Hickory Hill Manufacturing Company and attended Grace Lutheran Church.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Paul Reynolds officiating. Burial will be in Old Union Cemetery near Belmont. Senter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Melissa Lindley of Wisconsin; two brothers, Randy Lindley of Metarie, La., and Ricky Lindley of Kenner, La.; one sister, Sharon Lindley of Tremont; his grandparents, Mary Lou and Clarence Burkes of Red Bay, Ala.

Pallbearers will be Daniel Lindley, Jason Bates and Luke Rose.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

Joseph Thorn Sr.

VINA, Ala. Joseph Patterson Thorn Sr., 70, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001, at the Huntsville Hospital. He was a native of Alabama and a machinist with Stuart Machine Shop in Birmingham for eight years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict, and a member of American Legion Post 120 and VFW Post 2702 in Huntsville, Ala.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala., with the Rev. Keith Andrews officiating. Burial will be in Old Burleson Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Helen Thorn of Albertville, Ala., and Patricia Ann Hauck of Boaz, Ala.; two sons, Joe Thorn Jr. and his wife, Cathy, of Decatur, Ala., and James Thorn and his wife, Margie, of Holland, Texas; five grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be members of the Honor Guard of Redstone Arsenal.

Cynthia May

MEMPHIS Cynthia Anne May, 36, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. She was born March 11, 1964, in Memphis. She was a Baptist and an accounting representative.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gary Watkins and Bro. Arnold Rogers officiating. Burial will be in Slayden Cemetery.

Survivors include her father, James May of Collierville, Tenn.; her mother, Maxine May of Collierville, Tenn.; her fiance, Jeff Sharp of Memphis; two sisters, Angela Lee of Arlington, Tenn., and Amanda Welch of Cordova, Tenn.; two stepsisters, Debbie Keeley of Olive Branch and Patricia Buchanan of Southaven; two stepbrothers, Tommy May and Bobby May, both of Bartlett, Tenn.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mavis Goddard

UNION CITY, Ga. Mavis Goddard died Friday, Feb. 16, 2001. She was formerly of the Ozark community in Lee County and the daughter of the late Jessie Lee and Ethel Newell.

Services were Monday, Feb. 19, 2001, at the Parrott Funeral Home Chapel of Fairburn, Ga. Burial was in Holly Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Marlyn and Jeanette Goddard of Fairburn, Ga., Kennith and Patricia Goddard of Lilburn, Ga., and Jerald and Judy Goddard of Gainesville, Ga.; one sister, Wanda Campbell of Decatur; her brothers, O.T. Newell of Tupelo, Eugene Newell of Marietta, Malone “Jake” Newell of Mantachie, Evone Newell of Belmont, Elton Newell of Boaz, Ala., and James L. Newell of Fulton; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Lavane Newell.

Ernest Van Rose

HICKORY FLAT Ernest Van Rose, 70, died Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany. He was born Sept. 8, 1930, in New York. He was a retired truck driver and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial will be in McKay Cemetery at Hickory Flat.

Survivors include his wife, Rita Gray of Hickory Flat; one stepdaughter, Susie Smith of Potts Camp; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Pauline Brown

ALGOMA Pauline Brown, 89, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001, at the Pontotoc Hospital.

She was a retired employee of Rivera Manufacturing, and a member of Algoma Baptist Church and the Homemakers Club.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with the Rev. Don Smith officiating. Burial will be in Pontotoc Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include one daughter, Peggy Brown of Algoma; two sons, Travis Brown of Algoma and Bobby Brown of Pontotoc; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James K. Brown; four sisters, Otis Gilmer, Virgie Cruse, Sue Seales and Odell Seales; and a brother, Shelbert Seales.

Pallbearers will be Phil Weeks, Todd Seales, Paul James, Tim Putt, Wade Stegall and Steve Wren.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time today.

Cathryn Addison

NETTLETON Cathryn Marie Wheelock Addison, 67, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. She was born July 3, 1933.

She had lived in Nettleton for 11 years. She was a retired employee of Tecumseh Products Company and a member of the Church of Christ in Arkansas.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Lee Memorial Chapel with Bro. Michael Baker officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.

Survivors include her husband of 45 years, Al Addison of Nettleton; one daughter, Vida Crane of Nettleton; two sons, Alvie Addision III and his wife, Judy, of Hickory Flat, and Bobby Addison and his wife, Tina, of Shannon; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard Wheelock and Duffie Marie Rodgers Wheelock; and a brother, Edward Wheelock.

Pallbearers will be Dan Crane, Michael Addison, Alvie L. Addison, Adam Stegall, Benjamen Martin and Joey Luna.

Honorary pallbearers will be Nathan Grammer, Robert Addison and Caleb Sanders.

William Parks Sr.

NEW ALBANY William Alvis Parks Sr., 71, died Monday, Feb. 19, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. He was born Aug. 26, 1929, in New Albany to the late William Newt Parks Jr. and Beulah Alvis Parks. He was president of Parks Chevrolet.

He was a 1947 graduate of New Albany High School, where he lettered in football, baseball and basketball.

He was a 1951 graduate of Mississippi State University where he was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity and Phi Beta Kappa Honorary Fraternity.

He was retired from the U.S. Air Force, where he served as the hospital administrator at the Columbus Air Force Base. He also served as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserve.

He was a graduate of the G.M. Dealers Graduate School in Detroit. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, and a member and teacher of the Emma Rogers Sunday School Class.

He was a Rotarian and had received the Paul Harris Award. To fulfill his love for the outdoors, he planted trees his entire adult life.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church in New Albany with the Rev. Bill McAlilly and the Rev. Giles Lindley officiating. Burial will be in New Albany City Cemetery. United Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Charlsie Austin Parks of New Albany; three daughters, Marilyn Parks Calhoun of Coffeyville, Kan., and Margaret Parks McLennan and Carol Anne Parks Nail, both of New Albany; two sons, Bill Parks and Robert Edward Lee Parks, both of New Albany; one brother, Dr. Herman Hall Parks of New Albany; 14 grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. to services Wednesday.

Memorials may be made to the Endowment for Excellence in Education or a charity of the donor’s choice.