Obituaries 3.6.01

Lance Williams

PONTOTOC Lance Cordrae Williams, 14, died Friday, March 2, 2001, at Regional Medical Center in Memphis. He was a native of Pontotoc. He was a member of New Salem M.B. Church, where he was a member of the Usher Board, the youth choir and the Brotherhood.

He was a member of Pontotoc Junior High football and basketball teams.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Second Baptist Church Family Life Center with the Rev. Terry Baber officiating.

Burial will be in Pontotoc City Cemetery.

Hodges Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Cathy Bell Deaton and Walter Deaton of Pontotoc; his father, Keith Williams of Pontotoc; four sisters, LaKeita Williams and LaTonya Williams of Indianapolis, LaTosha Williams and LaShundra Williams of Pontotoc; two brothers, Leslie Williams and Latrix Williams of Pontotoc; his grandmothers, Pearlie Mae Bell of Pontotoc and Lennie Williams of Gary, Ind.

Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Martha Taylor

NEW ALBANY Martha Taylor, 56, died Monday, March 5, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in New Albany. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Senter Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Robert B. Jones

BOONEVILLE Robert B. Jones, 89, died Monday, March 5, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel.

Anglon Price

CORINTH Anglon Price, 77, died Monday, March 5, 2001, at Magnolia Regional Health Center.

He was born March 2, 1924, to the late James W. and Lela Cooksey Price.

He was a security guard and a truck driver for Kraft Food Company.

He was a member of Oak Hill Christian Church, where he was a deacon.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Oak Hill Christian Church in Corinth with Wray Graham officiating.

Burial will be in Fraleys Chapel Cemetery.

Corinthian Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 5 years, Ophelia Hammock Price; three daughters, Linda Floyd and her husband, Tommy, Shirley Feazell and her husband, Bobby, and Tammie Thrasher and her husband, Dewayne, all of Corinth; two sons, Scotty Price and his wife, Joyce, and Lex Price and his wife, Debbie, all Corinth; one sister, Edith Fowler of Corinth; two brothers, Dude Price of Atoka, Tenn., and Hayse Price of Memphis; 10 grandchildren, Thom Floyd and his wife, Cathy, Paige Campbell and her husband, Terry, Tera Kaufman and her husband, Joey, Shannon Huff and her husband, Steven, Scott Price, Ron Price, Show Price, Zackary Thrasher and Shea Thrasher, all of Corinth and Todd Feazell of Memphis; four great-grandchildren, Chris Dye, Tyler Floyd, Tess Campbell and Chandler Grace Kaufman; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father-in-law, Tom and Mary Emma Hammock; five brothers, Lewis Price, James Price, J.W. Price, E.C. Price and Arland Price; and one granddaughter, Stephanie Amber Price.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons.

Visitation will be one hour prior to services.

Myrtle Evans

OXFORD Myrtle Irene Sparks Evans, 84, died Sunday, March 4, 2001, at her residence.

She was a homemaker and a member of North Oxford Baptist Church. She was the widow of William Hope Evans.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Waller Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. George Crowden officiating. Burial will be in North Oxford Cemetery.

Survivors include six daughters, Joann Bennett, Mary Beard, Jimmie Childress, Cathy Tidwell and Nita Beard, all of Oxford and Margie Faulkner of Water Valley; one son, Ellis Wayne Evans of Oxford; one brother, Oren Sparks of Chicago; 20 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Willie Wallace

VAN VLEET Willie James Wallace died Sunday, March 4, 2001, at Trace Regional Hospital in Houston.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial Funeral Home.

Inez Franklin

HOUSTON Inez McCluney Franklin, 87, died Saturday, March 3, 2001, at Trace Regional Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of Houston First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Everette Franklin, who died Oct. 25, 1978; and her parents, Joseph Lester McCluney and Myra McCluney.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Houston First Baptist Church with the Rev. Al Gaspard and the Rev. Gregg Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Chickasaw Memorial Garden. Houston Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include seven daughters, Hilda Jernigan and her husband, Paul, Alice Blue and her husband, Billy, Rose Haire and her husband, Wayne, and Vannie Tacket, all of Houston, Daphna Shempert and her husband, Billy, of Houlka, Lynette Collums of Woodland and Clara Chapman and her husband, William, of Bartlett, Tenn.; 16 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Bubba Blue, Heath Williams, Dobie Poyner, Curt Jernigan, Danny Williams and Jeff Chamblee.

Jewel Pruitt

IUKA Jewell Hill Pruitt, 86, died Sunday, March 4, 2001, at Iuka Hospital.

She and her late husband, Nolan Pruitt, owned and operated Pruitt Dry Cleaners in Iuka for many years.

She was a member of Iuka Methodist Church, the Twentieth Century Club and was a past worthy matron of Iuka Chapter No. 126 of the Order of the Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Perry and Essie Nelson Hill.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Ludlams Funeral Home with Jimmy Curtis officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne and Charles Martin of Iuka; one granddaughter, Janie Cummings and her husband, Nickey, of Burnsville; one grandson, Charles “Bo” Martin and his wife, Debra, of Iuka; two great-grandchildren, Daniel Cummings and Katlin Martin; two brothers-in-law, Ward Pruitt and his wife, Lucille, of Iuka and Berry L. Pruitt of Jasper, Ala.; local relatives include, Merle Nelson, O.C. Nelson, Jack Nelson and Bob Nelson.

Pallbearers will be Steve Nelson, Mike Nelson, Bob Nelson, Joe Borden, Charles Jones and Rickey Cummings.

Honorary pallbearers will be Gene Jourdan, C.W. Barnes, Paul Cummings, Benny Walker, Claudis Gober and Mike Borden.

Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Iuka Chapter No. 126 of the Order of the Eastern Star, c/o Vada Kay, 2029 W. Quitman St., Iuka, Miss., 38852.

Hannon Hill

BLUE MOUNTAIN Hannon Hill, 89, died Saturday, March 3, 2001, at Beverly Health Care. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Foster and Sons Funeral Home of Ripley.

Zella Mask

HICKORY FLAT Zella Mae Turnbow Mask, 62, died Sunday, March 4, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County.

She was born April 12, 1928, in Big Canyon, Okla., to Dawson and Virgie Caton Turnbow.

She was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Myrtle.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Ebenezer United Methodist Church with the Rev. Hank Story officiating. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery in Myrtle.

United Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her mother, Virgie Turnbow of Hickory Flat; three sons, Bobby Mask and Lawrence Mask of Hickory Flat and Jimmy Mask of Dumas; one sister, Della Kenievel of Etta; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her father, Dawson Turnbow; and her daughter, Mary Demel Howard.

Visitation will last until service time today at the church.

Dr. John Fritchie

PINEVILLE, La. Dr. John Ashley Fritchie, 38, died Friday, March 2, 2001, at his residence. He was a graduate of Broadmoore High School in Baton Rouge. He was a member of the LSU football team and was team captain in 1983. While at LSU, he was on the Dean’s List; a member of the pre-med honor society, Alpha Epsilon Delta; and the freshman honor society, Phi Eta Sigma. He was awarded the Arthur R. Choppin Award, SEC All Academic Team, District III Academic All American, National “L” Club Award. He was also a member of the Latin honor society, ODK member and received the New Orleans Quarterback Club award from 1981-84.

He graduated from LSU Medical School at Shreveport in 1989. He served his orthopedic surgical residency at Tulane University School of Medicine from 1989-1994. He began practicing orthopedic surgery in 1994 with Mid-State Orthopedics & Sports Medical Center.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church in Alexandria, La., with the Rev. Scott Chemino officiating. Graveside services will be at 9 a.m. Friday in Tippah Memorial Gardens. John Kramer & Son Funeral Home of Alexandria, La., is in charge of the funeral arrangements. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the local arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Kathleen D. Fritchie of Pineville, La.; two daughters, Annelise Fritchie and Leslie Gardner of Pineville, La.; three sons, Jeffrey R. Gardner, Kevin Gardner and Sean Gardner, all of Pineville, La.; one brother, Glen Fritchie of Houston, Texas; his father, Don Fritchie of Baton Rouge; his mother, Linda Fritchie of Baton Rouge; one grandson, Daygan Gardner of Pineville, La.

Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. today with a wake beginning at 7 p.m., and from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church, 401 21st Street, Alexandria, La., 71301.

Virginia Brown

STARKVILLE Virginia J. “Ginny” Brown, 56, died Saturday, March 3, 2001, at her residence. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Wise Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora. Burial will be in Self Creek Cemetery in Starkville.

Survivors include her husband, William C. Brown of Starkville; two sons, William V. Brown of Starkville and Michael C. Brown of Santa Fe, N.M.; her parents, Jewell V. and Kathleen Chadwell of Missouri; one sister, Brenda Chadwell of Memphis; two brothers, Richard Chadwell and Victor Chadwell of McKenzie, Tenn.

Charles Harrison

FULTON Charles Raymond Harrison, 73, died Sunday, March 4, 2001, at Holly Springs Health and Rehab Center.

He was born Aug. 29, 1927, in Amory. He attended the Amory schools. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict.

He lived in Gardner, Ill., for 25 years and in Fulton for the past 12 years. He was a Baptist. He was employed by Reynold Aluminum Co., in McCook, Ill., for 30 years before retirement. He was an outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing and gardening.

Graveside services will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Masonic Cemetery in Amory with the Rev. Jimmy McFatter officiating. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Kay Weeks Harrison of Fulton, they were married in 1954; two daughters, Debbie Creel and her husband, Dave, of Coal City, Ill., and Pamela Doglio and her husband, David, of South Wilmington, Ill.; one sister, Leatrice Kelly of Memphis; two grandchildren, Katie Doglio and Kara Doglio.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther B. Harrison and Mamie Moffett Harrison.

Pallbearers will be family members.

Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until service Wednesday at the funeral home.

James Green

RED BAY James Randall Green, 65, died Monday, March 5, 2001, at Helen Keller Hospital. He was a native of Alabama and was retired as a furnace operator with N.T.N. Bower in Hamilton, Ala., after 25 years of service. He was a member of Red Bay Free Will Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Ila Holley Green; three sisters, Sula Mae McDonald, Jessima Tuck and Hermina Cantrell; three brothers, Troy Green, Morris Green and Leo Cantrell.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay with the Rev. Tom Scott officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Ellen Green of Red Bay; one daughter, Wanda Davis and her husband, Larry, of Lynchburg, Va.; two sons, Randy Green of Verona and Rodney Green and his wife, Cynthia, of Red Bay; six sisters, Marie Stephens of Zion, Ill., Lola Duffy and her husband, E.O., of Sheffield, Ala., JoAnn Horton of Jackson, Carolyn Winsett and her husband, Herbert, Pamela Peoples and her husband, Thomas, all of Hamilton, Ala., Jane Tesney of Haleyville, Ala.; two brothers, Hershel Green and his wife, Joyce, of Zion, Ill., and Lemuel Green and his wife, Nell, of Birmingham; seven grandchildren, Mike Davis and his wife, Shelby, Mark Davis, Melanie Davis, Tiffany Green, Johnathan Green, Natalie Green and Carlee Green; one great-granddaughter, Madison Davis.

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

Bertha V. Hickman

ABERDEEN Bertha V. Hickman, 85, died Monday, March, 5, 2001, at the Aberdeen-Monroe County Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.

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

Leona Boren

MANTACHIE Leona Boren, 80, died Sunday, March 4, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Nov. 18, 1920, in Prentiss County to Isom and Sarah Barksdale Grimes. She was a homemaker.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Lyndin Boren and Bro. Ronnie Goodwin officiating. Burial will be in Mantachie Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Trelvie Boren of Mantachie; one son, Sammie Boren and his wife, Karen, of Mantachie; five grandchildren, Gary Boren, Jeff Boren, Jordan Boren, Gary Ivy II, and John Ivy; and one sister, Lizzie Logan of Booneville.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Boren, Gary Boren, Gene Tennison, Danny Rushing, Terry Collier and Norman Knight.

Honorary pallbearers will be John Ivy, Gary Ivy II, Jordan Boren, Curtis Grimes and Wayne Grimes.

Ellis Counce

BOONEVILLE Ellis Robert Counce, 72, died Monday, March 5, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was born July 18, 1928, to the late John and Agnes Lyons Counce. He was a member of East Booneville Baptist Church and a veteran of World War II. He was a retired salesman and a lifelong resident of Prentiss County.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Salts Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Rickey Kelly officiating. Burial will be in Gaston Cemetery.

Survivors include his daughter, Amy Counce of Booneville.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Evaline Counce; and one brother, Gene Counce.

Honorary pallbearers will be Gene Botts, Marvin Burcham, Dr. Cliff Cartwright, Merrill Cartwright, Gerald Green, Travis Holley, Granville McCoy and R.B. Pritchard.

Billy Brownlee

HOUSTON Billy Wayne Brownlee died Saturday, March 3, 2001, at Elvis Presley Trauma Center in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial Funeral Home.

Lurline Nance

MEMPHIS Lurline Griffin Nance, 83, formerly of Ripley, died Sunday, March 4, 2001, at her home. She was a homemaker and a member of Parlmer Baptist Church. She was past president of Southside High School Parent Teacher Association and was a precinct worker for the Shelby County Election Commission. In recognition of outstanding service to the state, she was named as an honorary Sergeant of Arms of the Tennessee House of Representatives. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Wesley and Daisy Smith Griffin.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Baker officiating. Burial will be in Pine Hill Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, William Herbert Nance of Memphis; one daughter, Barbara Nance Dowdy and her husband, Gerald M., of Memphis; three sons, J.B. Nance and his wife, Carole, of Alton, Mo., Larry Nance and Ron Nance and his wife, Donna, all of Memphis; one brother, Grey Griffin of Sacramento, Calif.; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Dowdy, W.J. Dowdy, Justin Nance, Chris Nance, Mike Brooks and Forrest Brooks.

Visitation will be from 5:30 until 8 p.m. today at Memphis Funeral Home on Poplar Avenue in Memphis and will last until service time Wednesday at Ripley Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to West Ripley Baptist Church or Pine Hill Primitive Baptist Church.

Doyle Thompson

PRATTS Doyle Thompson, 54, died Monday, March 5, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Vinnie Frederick

AMORY Vinnie Berry Frederick, 83, died Saturday, March 3, 2001, at Beverly Health Care in Amory after an extended illness. She was born May 26, 1917, in Amory to the late Curtis and Ellie Lou Webb Berry. She lived in Amory most of her life and attended the Monroe County Schools. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ. She enjoyed gardening and cooking.

Services were Monday, March 5, 2001, at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory with the Rev. Dale Glenn and the Rev. Benjamin Justice officiating. Burial was in Haughton Memorial Park.

Survivors include her husband, Leo Frederick of Amory, to whom she was married in April, 1940; one son and daughter-in-law, Russell and Tommie Ritter of Amory; one sister, Jewel Wright of Amory; three grandchildren, Steve, Tim and Clint Ritter, all of Amory.

She was preceded in death by five brothers, Robert Strickland, Albert Boozer Berry, James Berry, O.B. Berry and Thomas Berry; and four sisters, Maggie Lou Berry, Eula Mae Pittman, Nancy Berry and Gertrude Berry.

Pallbearers were Tom Berry, Leonard Price, Carl Lindsey, Phillip Moore, Jimmy Staton, Jerry Staton and Kevin Justice.