By NEMS Daily Journal
FULTON – Gussie Armstrong, 73, died Monday, April 19, 2010, at her home. Born July 3, 1936, in Amory, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Walker and Augusta Etoie Sloan Armstrong. She lived in Fox Lake, Ill., for many years before moving back to the Amory area in 1996. Before her retirement, she worked for Avon and she was a driver for LeFleur. She enjoyed fishing, hunting, gambling, antique cars and her dog, Princess.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. today at the Masonic Cemetery in Amory with Bro. Tommy Whaley officiating. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one sister, Audrey “Nettie” Calhoun of Amory; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; six brothers, Granville, J.B., E.D., Billy, Joe and John Paul Armstrong; and four sisters, Mabel Armstrong Young, Burma Armstrong Brown, Mary Armstrong Hill, and Nell Armstrong.
Pallbearers will be Joshua Calhoun, Curt Pearce, Jake Higginbotham, Rick Higginbotham, Greg Edwards, Lee Coggins and Stephen Armstrong. Honorary pallbearer will be Colby Comer.
Visitation will continue until 10:30 a.m. today at the funeral home in Amory.
AMORY – Offie Lee Foster, 71, died Wednesday, April 21, 2010, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Albert Ralph Russell
MERIDIAN – Albert Ralph Russell died Wednesday, April 21, 2010, in Tupelo.
Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Moore Funeral Home in Hattiesburg. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. to service time Friday at the funeral home.
TUPELO – Paula Lynn Wood, 55, died Tuesday, April 20, 2010, at her residence after a sudden illness. A native of Tunica, she was born Jan. 20, 1955, to Kenneth and Grace Lynn Young Wood. In 1973, she graduated from Tupelo High School. Several years later she received her accounting degree from the University of Mississippi. She worked as an accountant for several businesses in the area. She enjoyed playing golf and scrapbooking. A very caring and giving individual, she loved spending time with her grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was a member of West Jackson Street Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Rev. Bert Harper officiating. Burial will be in Tupelo Memorial Park.
Survivors include her daughter, Crystal Wood Parham (Johnathan) of Tupelo; her mother, Grace Young Wood of Shannon; two grandchildren, Aidan and Lakyn Grace Parham; two sisters, Dianne Ledbetter (David) of Tupelo and Kim Killough (Jimmy) of Shannon; two brothers, Bill Brunson (Diane) of St. Louis, Mo., and Steve Wood of Baldwyn.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Pallbearers will be David Ledbetter, Jimmy Killough, Bill Brunson, Malcolm Ashcraft, Junior Wilemon, Jason Ledbetter and Ryan Killough.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
HOUSTON – Frances Corinne Weaver Harrington, 95, died Tuesday, April 20, 2010, at Floy Dyer Manor in Houston. She was born Aug. 5, 1914, in Sonora to Elias Weaver Sr. and Ella Mae Canipe Weaver. She was a homemaker and a member of Bethel Baptist Church. She formerly worked at Dixie Variety and as a secretary for Chickasaw Commission Company.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Bethel Baptist Church in Woodland with Rev. Paul Childress and Rev. Eddie Bullock officiating. Burial will follow at Bethel Cemetery in Woodland. Houston Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her three daughters, Lenda Faye (Curtis) Ray of Cincinnati, Ohio, Jo Carolyn (Russell) Lancaster of Houston and Janet Gayle (Charlie) Horn of Coldwater; her grandchildren, Chris Ray (Lisa), Carol Lancaster, Keith Ray (Holly), Cathy Lancaster Spencer (Chuck), Jason Horn (Jennifer), Melanie Horn Everett (Steve) and Cindy Lancaster; her great-grandchildren, Jack Ray, David Ray, Wesley Ray, Mitchell Ray, Sommer Ray, Charles Wayne Spencer IV, Kyler Spencer, Garrett Everett, Macey Everett, Lindsey Horn and Emily Horn.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Chester Weldon Harrington; and her siblings, Lucille Smith, Mary Harrington, Dale Harrington, Maxine Weaver, Elias “Son” Weaver Jr., Frank Weaver, Valeron Weaver and James Robert Weaver.
Pallbearers are Chris Ray, Keith Ray, Jason Horn, Steve Everett, Chuck Spencer, Danny Weaver, Mackie Weaver, Kenny Weaver, Barry Weaver, Carse Smith, Rex Harrington Jr., Darrell Harrington and Stevie Harrington.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 in lieu of flowers.
Friends and family may sign the online register book at www.houstonfuneralhomems.com.
RIPLEY – Dewayne Wallace, 41, died Monday, April 19, 2010, in Ripley. He was a licensed barber and a member of Truth and Worship Church in Blue Mountain.
The first service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Rose of Sharon Church of God in Christ in Amory. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time.
Visitation will begin at noon Saturday at Foster and Son Funeral Home in Ripley. A wake will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
The second service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. James Church of God in Christ in Ripley. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time. Foster and Son Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Pastor Anthony Johnson will officiate. Foster and Son Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of all arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Christy Crum Wallace of Ripley; four daughters, Avion Wallace of Kansas City, Mo., and Zakerrigan Wallace, Chatrea Wallace and Ahnizya Wallace, all of Ripley; one son, Tylone Weatherspoon of Tupelo; six sisters, Felicia (Cornelius) Fields, Maggie Irons, Elaine Irons, Cynthia (Unseld) Parks, Mese Wallace and Tiffany Jackson; one brother, Freddie (Darlene) Worthington Jr.; and his mother, Burlie Jean Worthington.
William J. Moore
FULTON – William J. Moore, 90, died Monday, April 19, 2010. He was born Dec. 8, 1919, in Red Bay, Ala., to Riley W. and Cora Roberts Moore. He was a retired employee of American Motors Co. and a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. He was an avid gardener.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Mike Deaton officiating.
Survivors include two sons, Harold Moore of Silver Lake, Wis., and Sammy (Sally) Moore of Casa Grande, Ariz.; one stepdaughter, Linda Ault of Red Bay, Ala.; four stepsons, Claude (Lee) Elrod of Fulton, Kenneth (Pamela) Elrod of Fulton, Danny (Dawn) Elrod of Rockford, Ill., and David Elrod of Red Bay; one stepdaughter-in-law, Rose Elrod of Mauston, Wis.; one sister-in-law, Estelle Moore of Tuscumbia, Ala.; seven grandchildren, Lori Lee (Larry) Madoneczky, Lisa (David) Merrill, Lynn (Steven) Combs, Amy (Christopher) Hobbensifken, Lane (Andrea) Moore, Samantha (Jacob) Page and William H. Moore; 26 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; 14 stepgrandchildren; Donna (Steve) Read, Debbie (Robert) Coker, Thomas Elrod, Dean Elrod , Gene Elrod, Bryan Elrod, Lisa Fowler, Jimmy Ault, Ben Aldridge, Sarah Elrod, Michael Elrod, Whitney Elrod, Melissa Armstrong and D.J. Elrod; 18 great-grandchildren on the Elrod side.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Olene Moore, in 2006; one granddaughter, Lacrecia Moore; one stepson, Jerry Elrod; one son-in-law, James Ault; and one daughter-in-law, La Faye Moore.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time Saturday at the funeral home.
PITTSBORO – Charles Jaamil Shorter, 54, died Friday, April 16, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Lighthouse Church of Jesus Christ in Bruce. Burial will be in the Pittsboro Cemetery. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday.
To access the online register book, visit www.bellememorialfuneralhome.com.
E.J. Goddard Jr.
BOONEVILLE – E.J. Goddard Jr., 80, died Monday, April 19, 2010, at his home. He was born Jan. 19, 1930, in Smithville to E.J. Goddard Sr. and Thelma Faye Goddard. He married Clarene Stevens on May 23, 1951. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a graduate of Smithville High School, Wood Junior College and the University of Mississippi, where he received his Master’s and Educational Specialist degrees. He was a Korean War veteran, serving in the 101st Airborne Division of the U.S. Army.
He was an instructor of history and psychology at Northeast Mississippi Community College for almost 40 years, where he taught thousands of students. He was widely known as a dynamic teacher with a photographic memory who rarely forgot the name of anybody he ever met. He held memberships in several professional organizations including the National Educational Association, the Mississippi Educational Association, the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, the Sons of Confederate Veterans, and the Military Order of Stars and Bars. He was also a lifelong Mason, Shriner, and an active member of Booneville First United Methodist Church. He was a Native American and Civil War historian.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today, April 22, 2010, at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Phillip Box officiating. Burial will be in the Amory Masonic Cemetery in Amory.
Survivors include his wife, Clarene; two daughters, Cathy Windham (Jim Beckett) and Amy (Scott) Blassingame; two sons, Julian (Loretta) Goddard and Jerome (Rosella) Goddard; four grandsons, Jeremy (Lindsey) Goddard, Joseph (Lauren) Goddard, Ben Blassingame and John Blassingame; six granddaughters, Jennifer Windham, Jessica Ritter, Sarah Goddard, Julianne Goddard, Anna Beth Blassingame and Claire Blassingame; and one great-grandson, Bailey Ritter.
Pallbearers will be Jim Beckett, Bill Leech, Scott Blassingame, Brad Stevens, Brian Stevens, Jeremy Goddard and Joseph Goddard.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 235, Booneville, MS 38829.
NEW ALBANY – Wilburn Perry, 95, died Wednesday, April 21, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital- Union County. He was born Aug. 19, 1914, in Union County to Louis and Ollie Rossell Perry. He was a retired farmer and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a charter member of Ingomar Lions Club, and a member and deacon of Ingomar Baptist Church. He volunteered and served the community in many activities.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at United Funeral Service Chapel with Rev. Clyde Pound and Dr. Kermit McGregor officiating. Burial will be in Ingomar Cemetery. United Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Vera Cobb Perry of New Albany; three daughters, Sandi Morris and her husband, Dr. Joe Edd Morris, of Tupelo, Rita Perry of New Albany, and Kathy Broeseker and her husband, Dana, of Safety Harbor, Fla.; one son, John L. Perry (Paula) of Meridian; grandchildren, Christopher Perry, Jonathan Perry, Tucker Perry, Ian Perry, Dr. Jason Stacy, Dr. Meredith Moss, Joey Moss, Perry Broeseker, Sarah Broeseker, Daniel Broeseker, Anna Katherine and Scott Grisham Moss; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Ruby Perry, Thomas Perry, A.G. Perry and Elwood Perry, and by a sister, Mary Evelyn Porter.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In honor of Mr. Perry, United Funeral Service will fly the U.S. Army flag during his visitation and service.
Memorials may be made to Ingomar Baptist Church or to an organization of the donor’s choice.
FRANKLIN, N.C. – Jennifer Leigh Hand Hood, 42, formerly of Mooreville, died Wednesday, April 21, 2010, at her residence in Franklin, N.C., after a sudden illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.
TUPELO – Vincent Michael Ladreyt, 46, died Wednesday, April 21, 2010, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W. E. Pegues Funeral Directors.
NETTLETON – Emmett Richmond Saxon Jr., 66, died Monday, April 19, 2010, at Community Hospice in Verona after an extended illness. He was born on Aug. 4, 1943, in Haines City, Fla., to Emmett and Christine Fleming Saxon. He made his home in Nettleton for the past 45 years. He worked for Malone-Hyde and Action for many years. He was a faithful member of CrossPointe Fellowship Church and a member of the Nettleton Masonic Lodge 451, where he was Mason of the year in 2008.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at CrossPointe Fellowship Church in Nettleton with Bro. Tommy Ray Dabbs and Bro. Billy Payne officiating. Burial will be in Jones Chapel Cemetery with Masonic Rites. Holland Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his daughter, Loressa Saxon of Nettleton; a stepdaughter, Elizabeth Shackelford Brown of Nettleton; granddaughters, Hope Whitaker (Chris) and Kayla Brown, both of Nettleton; sisters, Jean Saxon Acree (Harry) and Emmaline Scoggins Mulling (Roger,) both of Ocala, Fla., Paula Manning of Alabama; brother, Ben L. Saxon of Ocala, Fla.; and five great-grandchildren
He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Saxon, and his parents.
Pallbearers are Keith Bishop, Dewey Harris, Richard Hawkins, Bobby Hendrix, Stevie Humble, Ricky Murphy, Barry Parker and Jim Rutherford.
Honorary pallbearers are all the CrossPointe Fellowship family.
Visitation will be at the church from 8 a.m. until service time today.
PONTOTOC – Bonnie Joslin Lyon, 82, died Wednesday, April 21, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a member of Buchanan Baptist Church and a retired employee of Comfort Care.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Buchanan Baptist Church with Rev. Steven Phillips and Rev. David Westmoreland officiating. Burial will be in Immanuel Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Fred Lyon of Pontotoc; one son, Billy Mike Gentry (Deana) of Houston; two daughters, Sonya Jamison and Secyme Lyon, both of Ecru; one sister, Frances Cook of Thaxton; six grandchildren, William Tyler Gentry, Katie Leigh Gentry , Mason Bo Gentry, Shayne Burchfield, David Jamison and Keli Wray; two great-grandchildren, Nick and Bradley Burchfield; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Stanford and Mae Joslin; three brothers, Malone Joslin, Babe Joslin and S.L. Joslin; her two husbands, Willie Bo Gentry and Milton R. Tidwell; and one great-grandchild, McKensi Lyon.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Cook, Jimmy Joslin, Donald Phillips, Donnie Holmes, Shane Burchfield and David Jamison.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church.
Condolences may be offered at www.Browningpontotoc.com.
WEST POINT – Gloriana Wilson, 39, died Sunday, April 18, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in West Point. Burial will be in Sykes Cemetery. Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
WALNUT – Jamie Dewayne Weaver, 37, died Tuesday, April 20, 2010, at the Tippah County Hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Christ Temple Apostolic Church in Walnut. Burial will be in Christ Temple Cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will continue until service time today.
RED BAY, Ala. – Raider Trulove, 90, died Wednesday, April 21, 2010, at Southern Magnolia Estates in Golden. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home in Red Bay.
CORINTH – Tommy “Tinker” Howell died Wednesday, April 21, 2010, at Jackson Madison Hospital after an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson’s Funeral Services of Corinth.
Pauline Moore Young
PONTOTOC – Pauline Moore Young, 88, died Tuesday, April 20, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a brief illness. She was a homemaker and a factory worker. She loved working in the flowers and garden. She gave up her earthly life to be with her Lord.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with Bro. Floyd Lamb and Bro. Brian Gann officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in old Houlka.
Survivors include two sons, Glenn Moore (Pat) of Algoma and Donald Moore (Gladys) of Mantee; two daughters, Cecelia Gann (Bart) of Houlka and Elizabeth Duncan (Kenneth) of Houlka; one brother, Carlton Dover of Vardaman; 16 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren; two stepdaughters, Ronnie Sue Brasher of Houlka and Marsha Johnson of Fairmont, Md.; one stepson, William R. Young of Foley, Ala.; several stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren; and one daughter-in-law, Marie Moore.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Issac Elton and Bessie Holley Dover; two husbands, John Wesley Moore and Curtis Roncyl Young; one son, Thomas Moore; one grandson, David Moore; and one granddaughter, Judy Lynn Moore.
Pallbearers will be Brant Moore, Tim Moore, Gary Moore, Cody Duncan, John Lindsey, John Fleming and Steve Lavender.
Honorary pallbearers will be Nathan Hamblin, Hogan Hamblin, T.D. Moore Jr., Chris Moore, Jay Wes Moore, Tyler Mooneyham and Justin Moore.
Visitation will continue from noon to service time today.
PONTOTOC – Timothy Roy Campbell, 44, died Tuesday, April 20, 2010, at his home. He was disabled because of a motorcycle accident.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc. Burial will be in Warren Cemetery.
Survivors include an uncle, Earl Campbell; an aunt, Helen Goggins; three sisters, Betty Fowler, Brenda Gillen and Joann McGloflin; a half sister, Evelyn Baker; two half brothers, Danny James and Edward Chesteen; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Campbell, and his mother, Fairy Campbell.
Pallbearers will be John McGloflin, Michael McGloflin, Jamie McGloflin, Billy Gillen, Timothy Frost and Mike Campbell.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday.
Marvin Miller Jr.
THAXTON – Marvin “Bubba” Miller Jr., 70, died Wednesday, April 21, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
NETTLETON – Lucille Payne, 90, died Wednesday, April 21, 2010, at Golden Living Center in Amory after a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton.