Obituaries April 10, 2011

Billy Joe Grisham
RIPLEY – Billy Joe Grisham, 52, died Saturday, April 9, 2011, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home of Ripley.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Katie Ross
CORINTH – Katie V. Ross died Saturday, April 9, 2011, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Memorial Funeral Home.
Lois Winter
TUPELO – Lois Winter, 62, died suddenly Friday, April 8, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Lois was born in rural Coahoma County on Feb. 10, 1949, to George W. Winter and Gay Crouch Winter. She grew up in Coahoma County, graduated from Coahoma County High School and later from the State Technical College in Memphis. She lived in several states over the years, including 28 years in Brunswick, Maine, before moving to Tupelo three years ago. Lois worked in retail most of her life with her last employment with Walmart. She was a member of Bowdoinham Second Baptist Church in Bowdoinham, and she locally attended East Heights Baptist Church.
She lived a cheerful life and was known for her generosity and giving spirit. An avid reader and practical jokester with a great sense of humor, she also loved to cook and entertain. Lois enjoyed all music, especially country music; traveling and “road trips;” making cards with rubber stamps; and playing Scrabble and Yatzee. She was an active participant in the “Monday Night Pickers,” a group of local musicians, who met every Monday night. She was a member of the Tupelo Chapter of the Mississippi Delta Society.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. David Smith and Dr. Forrest Sheffield officiating. Burial will be private. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time today. Holland Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her only daughter, Dusti McLain and husband, J.R. of Tigard, Ore.; her grandchildren, Sarah, Rebekah, Ian and Lia; her sisters, Patsy Wilson (George), Tennie Winter and Joan Bobbitt (Harvey), all of Tupelo; a special friend, Roger Ennis of Tupelo; and the “Monday Night Pickers” musical group.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Gay; her husband, David D. Smith; two sisters, Opal W. Wood and Wilma W. Monaghan; and two brothers, G.W. Winter and Bob Winter.
Honorary pallbearers will be Harvey Bobbitt, George Wilson, Danny Tucker, Joseph Biagioli, Patrick Quinn, Mike Monaghan, Kevin Winter, Kevin Calhoun, George Tucker and Kelly Fields.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.
Weynona Poore
AMORY – Weynona Poore, 84, died Saturday, April 9, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Mildred Crump
KOSCIUSKO – Mildred Irene Lowery Crump, 82, formerly of Houston, died Thursday, April 7, 2011, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. She was born March 16, 1929, in Chickasaw County to Fred G. Lowery and Lottie Mae Griffin Lowery. She and her husband, W.C, were owners of the family business, Crump Dry Cleaners. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home in Houston with Bro. Lusky Green and Bro. Leslie Ferguson officiating. Burial will be in Chickasaw Memorial Gardens. Memorial Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by four sons, William Michael Crump (Judy) of Tupelo, Clyde Eugene Crump (Carole Lynn) of Aberdeen, James Douglas Crump (Gail) of Woodland and David Earl Crump (Nancy) of Tupelo; two daughters, Arlene Sneed (Mark) of Lubbock, Texas, and Anita Wofford (Mike) of Koscuisko; 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Clyde Crump Jr.; her parents; her brother, J.I. Lowery; and her sister, Mattie Lou Neathery.
Pallbearers will be her grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home.
For online condolences, visit www.memorialfuneralhomehouston.com.
Allen Doss
MANTEE – Allen Jefferson “A. J.” Doss, 85, died Saturday, April 9, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born March 20, 1926, in Chickasaw County to John Jefferson Doss and Victoria Blansett Doss. He was CEO of Doss Auto Sales and a Baptist. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was loved by all who knew him.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Houston Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Brashier and grandson, Kevin Williams officiating. Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery in Houston. Houston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his daughters, Ruth and Roger Finn of Greenville and Bobbie and Danny Williams of Tupelo; his sons, Billy and Pam Doss of Houston and Dennis and Christine Doss of Mantee; his sister, Gladys Gould of Kalamazoo, Mich.; his 12 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Linda Hicks.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Franks Doss on Jan. 9, 1994; his parents; his brother, John R. Doss; his sister, Ruby Mae Pettit; and great-granddaughter, Austin Finn.
Pallbearers will be Keith Doss, Kevin Williams, Andy Pumphrey, Jimmy Pumphrey, Terry Finn and Cooper Lee.
Honorary pallbearers are Robert Fornal and Ken Turner.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Family and friends may leave a message on our online register book at houstonfuneralhomems.com.
Frankie Ware
HOUSTON – Frankie Don Ware, 66, died Thursday, April 7, 2011. He was born April 2, 1945, in Chickasaw County to Allen Ware and Clytee Morris Ware. He was the owner of Chickasaw Farm Services, Ware Milling and Ware Farms. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Houston.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church in Houston with Bro. Daniel Herringa and Bro. Jonathan Childress officiating. Burial will be in Bethal Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Lucius Ware; his two daughters, Dana Carol Ware of San Diego, Calif., and Angela Ware Mohr of Houston; one son, Richard Don Ware (Melissa) of Houston; four grandchildren, Ricky Don Ware (Courtney), Kaddy Carol Ware, David Chase Mohr and Franklin Rivers Mohr, all of Houston; one great-grandson, Kaleb Don Ware; his brother, James Ware (Madora) of Atlanta, Ga.; and two sisters, Elizabeth Ware Gibson (Pete) of Vardaman and Barbara Ware Pearl (Charlie) of Plano, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his son, Ricky Allen Ware, and his parents.
Honorary pallbearers will be Pete Dexton, Steve Pearson, Wayne Johnson, George Smith, Tim Nichols, Chris Kendall, Ralph Cain, James Estes, Jim D. Nelson, Larry Smith and Wayne Gregory.
Pallbearers will be Ricky Ware, David Chase Mohr, Franklin Rivers Mohr, Barry Dendy, Bobby Holder, Mahlon Gann, Ronnie Smith, Wayne White, John Vance and Ken Brandon.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time Monday.
For online condolences, visit www.memorialfuneralhomehouston.com.
Athelene Grissom
SALTILLO – Athelene Cleveland Grissom, 82, died Saturday, April 9, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Sept. 6, 1928, in Mantachie to James E. and Fannie Mae Whisenant Cleveland. She married Floyd L. Grissom on March 19, 1948; he preceded her in death on Sept. 22, 2002. She was a homemaker and lived for 30 years in Westland, Mich., before returning home in 1979. She was a member of Parkway Baptist Church. She was an avid reader and enjoyed working crossword puzzles and spending time with her family and friends.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Mantachie with Dr. Paul Brashier officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. McNeece-Morris Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Philip Grissom (Charlene) of Saltillo; two daughters, Lynda Tinsley (Paul) of Pontotoc and Myra Martin of Tupelo; a special sister-in-law, Nell Buse; five grandchildren, Amanda Lieb (Bryan), Kelly Smith (Harley), Eric Bunger (Amber), Aaron Grissom and Luke Grissom; and seven great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Juanita Christian and Eloise Hendrix; and one brother, Edward Cleveland.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today and from 7 a.m. until service time Monday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the mission fund at Parkway Baptist Church, 1302 Lee Street, Tupelo, MS 38801.
Roy Powers Jr.
BURNSVILLE – Roy Leon Powers Jr., 78, died Saturday, April 9, 2011, at Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Grissom Chapel Holiness Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. today and will continue until service time Monday at the church.
Visit www.magnoliafuneralhome.net to send your condolences.
Mary Tallant
OXFORD – Mary Ruth Britt Tallant, 77, a homemaker, died Friday, April 8, 2011, at her home in Oxford. Born in Mississippi, Mrs. Tallant was the widow of Mr. Adron Tallant. She was a member of Springhill Methodist Church, where she worked hard serving as the church treasurer and helping with singing groups.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Springhill Methodist Church with the Rev. Roger Hunter and the Rev. Rick Camp officiating. Burial will be in Springhill Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her daughter, Lisa Michelle Cook of Oxford; two sons, Gerry Tallant of Tennessee and Stanley Tallant of Oxford; three brothers, Marvin Britt of Pontotoc, James Britt of Byhalia and David Britt of Toccopola; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her daughter, Cynthia Renee Tallant Tutor.
Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the service today at Springhill Methodist Church.
To send an online condolence, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.
John Fuller
BLUE MOUNTAIN – John Allen Fuller, 73, died Friday, April 8, 2011, at his home in Blue Mountain. He was born June 18, 1937, to Jim Fuller and Mertie Price Fuller. He attended Deentown Baptist Church. He was retired from the Memphis Fire Department, and he served his country in the United States Army.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Terry Hall officiating. Burial will be in Flat Rock Cemetery. Ripley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda Taylor Fuller of Blue Mountain; one son, Ricky Fuller of Ripley; two stepdaughters, Penny Conlee (Greg) of New Albany and Ginger Hall of Ripley; one stepson, Michael Rainwater of New Albany; two brothers, Gaston Fuller (Peggy) of Alabama and Herbert Fuller (Marilyn) of New Albany; 10 grandchildren, Hunter and Hannah McQuary of Myrtle, Gina Beth and Gracen Conlee of New Albany, Darion Fuller of Memphis, Madison Rainwater, Eden Conlee, Camryn Rainwater and Carson and Walker Conlee, all of New Albany.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Joe Fuller and Robert Fuller.
Pallbearers will be Billy Joshlin, David Spears, Kevin Hall, Stan Irwin, Terry Vandergriff and Edward Vandergriff.
To view obituaries online and sign guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.
Martha Hudson
OXFORD – Martha Quay Barton Hudson, 80, retiree from the Oxford Police Department, died Friday, April 8, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi in Oxford. Born in Water Valley, Mrs. Hudson was the widow of Mr. James Hudson. She was a member of Sylva Rena Baptist Church and was a former tellephone operator in the 1960′s.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Chapel of Waller Funeral Home with the Rev. Hal Clark and the Rev. James West officiating. Burial will be in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her daughter, Gail Hudson-Caldwell of Oakland and her husband, Jamie; two sons, Ricky Hudson and his wife, Barbara of Oxford and Ronnie Hudson and his wife, Judy of Oxford; two brothers, Howard Barton of Oakland and Larry Barton of Nesbit; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. prior to the service Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions in Mrs. Hudson’s memory may be made to Sylva Rena Baptist Church, 17640 Hwy 32, Water Valley, MS 38965.
To send an online condolence, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.
‘Bill’ Edwards
ABERDEEN – William B. “Bill” Edwards died Saturday, April 9, 2011. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen.
William Coggins
BALDWYN – William Harold Coggins, 63, died Friday, April 8, 2011, at his home after an extended illness. He enjoyed sitting on the front porch in the swing, listening to country music, fishing, spending time with family and watching the Atlanta Braves. He was a former manufacturer and laborer. He was a PFC Army Paratrooper 82nd Airborne, and he was a Baptist.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Robert McCoy officiating. Burial will be in Prentiss Memorial Gardens. Waters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Patsy Davis Coggins of Baldwyn; his mother, Dorothy Coggins of Baldwyn; one son, Harold Allen Coggins (Megan); one daughter, Ashley Dawn Coggins Gilmore (Donnie Jr.); nine grandchildren, Kylie Cheyenne Coggins, Amber Lynn Coggins, Justin Michael Hutcheson, Kindle Alexis Coggins, Joseph Ryan Hutcheson, Barbara Jean Hutcheson, Hunter Blake Gilmore, Zachary Michael Hutcheson and Toni Alyssa Gilmore; four brothers, John Coggins, Ronnie Coggins, Rex Coggins (Diannah) and Mike Coggins (Lisa); and three sisters, Donna McCullough (Jimmy), Lisa Cates (Cliff) and JoAnn McCollum (Danny).
He was preceded in death by his father, Willard Coggins; a son, Anthony Paul Coggins; a grandson, Brett Michael Coggins; and a sister, Sharon Yvonne Coggins.
James Hughey
CORINTH – James Hence “Speak” Hughey, 53, died Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at his home.
Services will be at noon Monday at Macedonia M.B. Church. Burial will be in Corinth National Cemetery. Grayson’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Nellie Frost
MATHISTON – Nellie Bell Frost, 77, homemaker, died Saturday April 9, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Eupora.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Mathiston Church of God in Mathiston. Burial will be in Crossroads (DeWeese) Cemetery in Choctaw County. Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at the church.
Howard Austin Jr.
CORINTH – Howard Austin Jr., 80, died Saturday, April 9, 2011, at Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Services, with military honors, will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday at West Corinth Pentecostal Tabernacle. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. today until service time Monday at the church.
Visit www.magnoliafuneralhome.net to send your condolences.
Dwight White
FULTON – Dwight White, 58, died Saturday, April 9, 2011. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Senter Funeral Home of Fulton.

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