Obituaries April 18, 2008

Shawn Brown
BELMONT – Shawn Micheal Brown, 2, died Wednesday, April 16, 2008.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Ludlam Funeral Home in Iuka. Burial will be in Boggs Cemetery in Tishomingo.

Survivors include his mother, April Brown of Belmont; his grandparents, J.K. and Susan Gail Brown of Belmont; two brothers, Alex Taylor and Gage Vinyard, both of Belmont; one uncle, Jason Teeter of Belmont; one aunt, Renee Wigginton (Shane) of Tishomingo.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Leon Wax
AMORY – Plummer Leon Wax, 67, died Sunday, April 13, 2008, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. He was a member of Spruell Chapel United Methodist Church. He graduated from West Amory High School and attended Okolona Junior College. He was a former employee of Sprint Boat Inc. and Fowlkes & Fowlkes Inc., both of Amory.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. James United Methodist Church with the Rev. Donald Arrington officiating. Burial will be in United Memorial Cemetery in Amory. Darden and Sons Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Dr. Plummer Leon Wax Jr. of Orange County, Calif.; one daughter, Dr. Alecia Seaborne of Auburn, Ala.; two brothers, Manfread Wax of Amory and the Rev. Benjamin Wax of Smithville; two sisters, Mavis Hogan of Omaha, Neb., and Shirley Copland of New York City; a special friend, Brenda Blair; five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Plummer Wax, and his mother, Wripple Jackson Wax.

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today with a family hour from 6 to 7 p.m. today.

E. Jean Dunbar
TUPELO – E. Jean Dunbar, 58, died Thursday, April 17, 2008, at the Sanctuary Hospice House. She was a Methodist. She was a switchboard operator for the North Mississippi Medical Center and a former beautician. She loved spending time with her family.
Services will be at noon Saturday at Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn with Bro. Tim Green and Bro. Danny Rushing officiating. Burial will be in Saltillo Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Eric Hart (Enid) of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; one sister, Judy Humphries of Vina, Ala.; one brother, Perry Payne; a host of nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by a son, David Denney; her parents, Perry and Laura Scott Payne; two brothers, Tommy Payne and Peanut Payne; and a brother-in-law, Rickey Humphries.

Pallbearers will be Scott Humphries, Johnny Humphries, Aaron Humphries, Perry Payne Jr., Chad Payne, Scotty Harris and Edward Woods.

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

Earline Moore
HOLLY SPRINGS – Earline Moore, 90, died Monday, April 14, 2008, at her home in Holly Springs.
Services will be at noon Saturday at Taska Road Church of Christ at Mt. Pleasant. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one son, Oscar Lee Moore of Byhalia; two sisters, Sarah Rambert of Byhalia and Callie Johnson of Memphis; 15 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy Moore; a son, Tommy Moore Jr.; two daughters, Bettie Moore and Luvenia Richmond; a grandson, Freddie Lee Moore; and a granddaughter, Alice J. Butler.
Visitation will be from noon to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Elwood Price
GUNTOWN – Elwood Price, 89, died Thursday, April 17, 2008, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford.He was a disabled U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He received the following medals: Bronze Star Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with three Bronze Service Stars with Arrowhead, World War II Victory Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge 1st Award, Expert Infantryman Badge, Philippine Liberation Medal with one Bronze Star, Honorable Service Lapel Button WWII, a Marksman Badge with Rifle Bar and the Purple Heart. He was a member of Eggville Church of Christ. He enjoyed working on his farm.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn with Bro. Leon Willis and Bro. Delbert Turner Jr. officiating. Burial with full military honors will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Michael Price of Tupelo and Randy Price of Friendship; his grandchildren, Maria Hutcheson (Tom), Allison Price Dudding (Michael), Ashley Price (Tyler Staggs) and Jon Price; one great-grandchild, Tyler Hutcheson.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Cook Price; two sisters, Era McCollough and Wilma Flurry; a brother, Victor Price; and his parents, Elmer Price and Audrey Hopkins Price.

Pallbearers will be McCollough, Jon Price, Earl Price, Bill Martin, Prentiss Turner, Thomas Hutcheson and Halton Elliott.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Jesse Mhoon Sr.
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Jesse A.L. Mhoon Sr., 86, died Saturday, April 5, 2008, at the Louis Stokes Cleveland V.A. Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Union Grove M.B. Church in Calhoun City. The Rev. Kenneth Spencer will officiate. Burial will follow in the Union Grove Cemetery. Carter Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Gloria Mhoon, and one son, Jesse Mhoon Jr., both of Hudson, Ohio; three sisters, Lucille Steele, Louise Jennings and Virgie Mhoon; four brothers, General Jr. Mhoon, Isaiah Mhoon, Luther E. Mhoon and Joe L. Mhoon; his granddaughters, Maria Mhoon and Sharia Mhoon of Maples Heights, Ohio; his grandsons, Jesse Mhoon III of Hudson, Ohio, and Joshua Mhoon of Cleveland, Ohio; one great-grandson, Andr’e Mhoon, and great-granddaughters, Jerina Cummings and Kelly Mhoon of Maple Heights, Ohio, and Krystle Jones of North Carolina; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Miles Taylor
BOONEVILLE – Colton Milas “Miles” Taylor, 8 months, died Wednesday, April 16, 2008, at LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center in Memphis. He was born Aug. 9, 2007, in Tupelo to Richard and Andrea Tolar Taylor. He was loved by all who came in contact with him.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel in Booneville with Ministers Shawn Weaver, Ronnie Livingston and Jeff Hughes officiating. Burial will follow in New Bethel Church of Christ Cemetery.

Survivors include his parents, Richie and Andrea Taylor; his grandparents, Brenda and Ricky Wilemon of Thrasher, Randy and Debra Tolar of Baldwyn, and Roy and Karen Taylor of Thrasher; his great-grandparents, N.C. and Bobbie Saylors of Booneville, Peggy Tolar of Baldwyn, Bobby and Beverly Tolar of Saltillo, Ruby Wilemon of Thrasher, Betty Webb of Cairo, Mildred Lowery of Thrasher, Nellie Taylor of Tishomingo; his great-great-grandmother, Jettie Pruitt of Baldwyn; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Pallbearers will be Durand Windham, Perry Walden, Zach Wheeler, Mike McBrayer, Cary Bennett and Justin Miles.

Honorary pallbearers will be the doctors, nurses and staff at LeBonheur.

Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center in Memphis or to the Pine Vale Children’s Home.

Marie Smith
CORINTH – Marie Fryer Smith, 84, died Friday, April 11, 2008, in Arizona. She was born June 10, 1923, to Homer and Madge Fryer. She was a retired employee of ITT and a member of the First Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking, dancing and flowers.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church. The Rev. Dennis Smith will officiate. Memorial Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Lisa Smith Moore (Stan) of Corinth; her grandchildren, Jessica M. Congi and Chad Moore; her great-grandson, Blake Norwood; a sister-in-law, Rachel Fryer; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Roy and J.R. Fryer; and a sister, Bertha Michaels.

Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. today at the church.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Nursery Department, 501 Main St., Corinth, MS 38834.

Charlie Bryant
PONTOTOC – Charlie Warren Bryant, 88, died Thursday, April 17, 2008, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. He was a member of West Heights Baptist Church. He retired from the U.S. Air Force with the rank of CWO-4. He received the following decorations: European-Africa-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal with three Bronze Loops, World War II Victory Medal, Army of Occupation Medal (Germany), National Defense Service Medal with one Bronze Service star, Medal for Humane Action, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, Air Force Longevity Service Award with one Silver and one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with one Oak Leaf Cluster and the Air Force Commendation Medal.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with the Rev. Dan Young officiating. Burial will follow in New Albany Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Ann Bryant Barber of Summerville, S.C.; one son, Charles “Chuck” Bryant of Eads, Tenn.; one sister, Irene Irving of Jackson, Tenn.; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Bryant and Rozella Tims Bryant.

His grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 3 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Charles Hinds Sr.
CORINTH – Charles Coleman “Slug” Hinds Sr., 69, died Thursday, April 17, 2008, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran. He was a retired law enforcement officer, working with the Corinth Police Department and 18 years with the Mississippi Highway Patrol. He loved spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren; working in the yard; bream fishing; drinking coffee with his buddies; and ice cream.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Charlie Browning will officiate, and Leroy Wilbanks will deliver the eulogy. Burial with military honors will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Lee County. The Patriot Guard will provide honors and escort.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Bobbie Hinds of Corinth; one son, Chuck Hinds (Tammy) of Corinth; one daughter, Shannon Hester (Derrick) of Thrasher; five grandchildren, Valerie Hester, Jodie Taylor, Ashleigh Hinds, Hollie Parker and Luke Tays; two great-grandchildren, Jaden Parker and Jaxen Lee; two brothers, Ricky Hinds (Chris) and Terry Hinds, both of Corinth; three sisters, Sula Faye Turner (Cecil) of Ratliff, Karen Hinds of Corinth and Gail Bowen of Tupelo.

He was preceded in death by his father, Leonard Hollis Hinds, and his mother, Quilla Elizabeth Hinds.
Pallbearers will be members of the Corinth Police Department.

Honorary pallbearers will be his coffee shop buddies.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from noon to service time Saturday.

Mary Graham Cooper
NEW ALBANY – Mary Catherine “Cat” Graham Cooper, 73, died Wednesday, April 16, 2008, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. She was born July 4, 1934, in Union County to Luther Ellis Voyles and Louie Ann Baty Voyles. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Victory Church in New Albany for 46 years and then was a member of the First Pentecostal Church. Through the years she served her church as a Sunday School teacher, youth leader, choir director and soloist.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at United Funeral Service Chapel with Bro. Charlie Cooper and Bro. Raymond Bishop officiating. Burial will be in Glenfield Memorial Park.

Survivors include her husband, Jimmie D. Cooper of New Albany; one daughter, Shelia Cooper of New Albany; three sons, Michael “Mike” Graham of Myrtle, Luther Alfred “Al” Graham of New Albany and Timothy Dean “Deano” Graham of Apopka, Fla.; one brother, Fred Voyles of Ecru; eight grandchildren, Justin, Casey, Jeff, Carra, Starla, Colton, Spencer and Tate; five great-grandchildren, Helen, Jessye, Keith, Lori Ann and Nathan; numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Elmer Graham; and two brothers, James “Joe” Voyles and Herman Voyles.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Wright, Allen Gates, Jeff Wright, Roy Voyles, Kenneth Voyles and Justin Graham.
Honorary pallbearers will be Casey Graham, Colton Graham and Spencer Graham.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today.

Emmer Jean Roberts
STARKVILLE – Emmer Jean Roberts died Thursday, April 17, 2008, at Starkville Manor. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Fields Funeral Home of Okolona.

Pearl Morgan
BOONEVILLE – Pearl Hisaw Morgan, 87, died Wednesday, April 16, 2008, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. She was a member of East Booneville Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Earl and Jesse Hisaw will officiate, and Robert Michael will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in Liberty Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include one daughter, Joyce Morgan Michael of Chicago Heights, Ill.; two grandchildren, Robert (Lorraine) Michael of Dallas, Texas, and Robin (Mark) Obregon of Chicago Heights; one great-grandchild, Andy Michael of Dallas; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Gordon (Gloria) Morgan of Corinth and Bill (Joyce) Morgan of Booneville; a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Cora Davis Hisaw; her husband, Woodrow Morgan; and 13 brothers and sisters.

Pallbearers will be Jack West, Max Hall, Bob Tolar, Robert Michael, Mark Obregon, Robin Obregon, Gordon Morgan and Jerry Reece.

Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Saturday.

Inez Pogue
MATHISTON – Inez Pogue, 91, died Monday, April 14, 2008, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Eupora. She was born Oct. 20, 1916, in Mathiston. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Mathiston.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mathiston First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Spring Valley Cemetery in Mathiston. Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Vivian Foster of Springfield, Va.; two grandchildren, five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Allen Pogue.

The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time Saturday.

Jean Patterson
TUPELO – Opal Jean Lindley Patterson, 79, died Thursday, April 17, 2008, at Community Hospice at Darlington Oaks after an extended illness. A native of Red Bay, Ala., she was born Dec. 18, 1928, to Louis Sherman and Iva Boyd Lindley. After marrying Wallace R. Patterson, they moved to Tupelo in 1961, where she lived since that time. She spent the majority of her life as a homemaker, caring for her family. Until her health failed, she was an active member of West Jackson Street Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School in the children's department for many years.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Bert Harper officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.

Survivors include three sons, Billy Patterson (Jenny) of Belden, Mark Patterson (Jenna) of Pontotoc, and Tommy Patterson (Allison) of Tupelo; seven grandchildren, Jason, Jared (Elizabeth), Josh (Amy), Caitlin, Lyndsay, Clay and Daniel Patterson; one great-granddaughter, Emily Patterson; one sister, Bobbie Nell Wiley of Huntsville, Ala.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Wallace R. Patterson, on Nov. 30, 2001; two sisters and one brother.

Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 1 p.m. until service time Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105; or West Jackson Street Baptist Church, 1349 West Jackson St, Tupelo, MS 38801.

Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Billy Joe White
BELOIT, Wis. – Billy Joe White, 50, died Tuesday, April 15, 2008, in Beloit, Wis.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at New Zion M.B. Church in Houston. Pastor Butler Talton will officiate. Burial will follow in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Carter Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include four sisters, Lois White of Houston, Mary Knight of Pensacola, Fla., Ophelia Williams of Houston and Connie Lofton of Chesapeake, Va.; five brothers, Juertte White of Houston, Charles White of Fort Wayne, Ind., Russell White of Beloit, Wis., Oliver White of Rockford, Ill., and Cleveland White of Okolona.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m Saturday at the funeral home.

Sandra Parker
D’LO – Sandra Faye Smith Parker, 58, died Wednesday, April 16, 2008, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Denham Baptist Church in Denham. The Rev. Barney Bryant, the Rev. Ron Lovins and the Rev. Bobby Ferguson will officiate. Burial will be in Denham Cemetery.

Phillips Funeral Home of Gilbertown, Ala., is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Bro. David Parker; three sons, Scott Parker of Harrisville, Paul Parker of Mendenhall and Brad Parker (Stephanie) of Starkville; one brother, Glenn Smith of Mendenhall; one sister, Linda Moyer of Rose Hill, Kan.; two grandchildren, Ashlyn Kadence Parker and Jabin Zane Parker.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Evanda Cleon Smith and Nina Lee Shoemaker Smith.

Carolyn H. Harris
PONTOTOC – Carolyn H. Harris, 63, died Wednesday, April 16, 2008, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. She was a homemaker and a salesclerk.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at McGregors Chapel Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Johnny Cook and the Rev. Steve Nichols officiating. Burial will be in Long Cemetery in Pontotoc. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Dean Harris; one daughter, Mary (Cliff) Cato of Blue Springs; two grandchildren, Rachel and Kipton Cato; four brothers, Rodger Hunter of Thaxton, Sammy Hunter of Arley, Ala., Melvin Hunter of Falkville, Ala., and Terry Hunter of Eva, Ala.; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Katie Hunter.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lee County Shriners Transportation Fund, c/o Ruben Hansen, 251 Yon-O-Main Trail, Tupelo, MS 38804.

Mattie Lois Beasley
PONTOTOC – Mattie Lois Beasley, 85, died Thursday, April 17, 2008, at the North Mississippi Medical Center Pontotoc Nursing Home. She was a homemaker and a member of Chesterville Calvary Church. She loved spending time with her children.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with Bro. Tony Morrow and Westly Stevens officiating. Burial will be in Oakhill Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Ralph Beasley; one son, Gary Beasley and Lisa; one granddaughter, Sherry Stout; one grandson, Mitch Edge; one great-grandson, Chance Stout; one great-granddaughter, Brandi Stout; one brother, Leo Wilder.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Tim and Lillie Wilder; one son, Dennis Beasley; one daughter, Lillie Irene Beasley; and one brother, James Wilder.

Pallbearers will be Allen Simmons, Dwight Simmons, Andy Simmons, Johnthan Simmons, James Roy Parmer and Bill Pound.

Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday.

Kathaleen Nobles
NEW ALBANY – Kathaleen Nobles, 57, died Thursday, April 17, 2008, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

Mary Rhodes
ASHLAND – Mary Louise Wilkerson Rhodes, 66, died Thursday, April 17, 2008, at the Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. She was a homemaker and a member of Bluff Springs Baptist Church in Benton County. She was a member of the Eddie Bond Fan Club.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Bro. Edd McCafferty officiating. Burial will be in Bluff Springs Cemetery in Benton County.

Survivors include two brothers, Orville L. Wilkerson (Joan) of Ashland and Earnest Wilkerson of Ripley; four nieces, Brandi Reese of Ripley, Ashlea Decker of Ripley, Hannah Wilkerson of Ashland and April Hobson of Batesville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Tread Rhodes; her parents, Earnest Marion and Arletha Davis Wilkerson; and a brother, Jimmy Lee Wilkerson.

Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday.
To view and sign the online register, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.

Bobby Mitchell
AMORY – Bobby Frank Mitchell, 67, died Thursday, April 17, 2008, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pickle Funeral Home of Amory. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Thomas Taylor
SOUTHAVEN – Thomas Dee Taylor, 79, died Wednesday, April 16, 2008, at the Baptist East Hospital in Memphis. He was born Dec. 23, 1928, in Itawamba County to Alvin Curtis and Ada Mae Lesley Taylor. He was a computer programmer for International Harvester, Holiday Inn and BancorpSouth. In 1978, with the help of his sons, he started a successful venture in the roller skating industry and was still active in his businesses. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and recipient of the Purple Heart. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, shooting pool and especially traveling.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Major Ricky Bradley officiating. Burial will be in the Friendship Cemetery in Peppertown.

Survivors include three sons, Thomas Dale Taylor (Lana) of Pensacola, Fla., Jerry L. Taylor of Southaven and Robert W. Taylor (Melissa) of Nesbit; one brother, Curtis Glenn Taylor of Tucson, Ariz.; one sister, Ruth Taylor Adams of Ormond Beach, Fla.; six grandchildren, Matt Taylor, Laura Taylor, Harley Taylor, Alexis Havlik, Crystal Fulgham and Kelly Anderson; three great-grandchildren, Taylor Fulgham, Katelyn Fulgham and Kailey Anderson; his fiancée, Becky Burton of Olive Branch.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Mittie Laura Taylor, on March 4, 2007; a brother, James Thorban “T-Bone” Taylor; one sister, Ripple Taylor Justice; and his parents.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Jimmy E. Palmer
FULTON – Jimmy E. Palmer, 68, died Thursday, April 17, 2008, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. He was born May 3, 1939, in Itawamba County to William Webster and Zera Shotts Palmer. He was a retired office manager for Fulton Butane Company and a member of the East Fulton Baptist Church. He was an avid outdoorsman.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dewitt Bain and Bro. Billy Woodard officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Nellie Palmer of Fulton; one daughter, Denise Cooley (Jeff) of Fulton; two sons, Jeff Palmer (Tammy) of Golden and Tony Palmer (Heather) of Saltillo; six grandchildren, Holly Palmer, Amber Jenkins (Josh), Blake Palmer, Eric Cooley, McKinna Palmer and Sydney Palmer; three sisters, Jean Hancock of Winfield, Ala., Bertha Carpenter of Starkville and Nellie Barnes of West Memphis, Ark.; two brothers, Junior Palmer (Arbie) of Fitzgerald, Ga., and Hollis Palmer of Red Bay, Ala.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Robert and Buddy Palmer.

Pallbearers will be Scott Northington, Anthony Ewing, Ashely Rhodes, Lake Palmer, Eric Cooley, Jeromy Leach and Josh Jenkins.

Honorary pallbearers will be his nephews.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and 7 a.m. to service time Saturday.

Memorials may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House, 5159 W. Main St., Tupelo MS 38801.

Johnny Davis
BALDWYN – Johnny Davis died Thursday, April 17, 2008, at his residence in Baldwyn. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew & Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn.

Velma K. Fowler
VERONA – Velma K. West Fowler, 85, died Thursday, April 17, 2008, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Lee Memorial Funeral Home.

Roy Sandefer
OXFORD – Roy Jeffrey Sandefer, 48, died Thursday, April 17, 2008, at Baptist Hospital in Jackson. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a graduate of the University of Mississippi. He retired after 21 years with the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics as an associate director, lieutenant colonel. He was employed as an assistant chief of police for the City of Jackson Police Department for 18 months.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Coleman Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford with Bro. Steven Phillips officiating. Burial will be in College Hill Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Lauren F. Sandefer of Laplace, La.; two daughters, Brittany M. Sandefer of Biloxi and Lakin N. Felder of Laplace; one son, Tyler Jeffrey Sandefer of Laplace; his mother, Omie B. Payne (Charles) of Plantersville; his father, Roy S. Sandefer (Virginia) of Oxford; two sisters, Debora Hernandez (Joel) of Plantersville and Janet Harris (Jerry) of Huntsville, Ala.; one brother, Scott Sandefer (Cristi) of Pontotoc; one nephew, Tony Mask (Suzy) of Walnut; three nieces, Jordan and Jenna Harris of Huntsville, and Shelby Sandefer of Pontotoc; two great-nieces, Danielle and Paige Mask of Walnut.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Memorial and Honor Program, St. Jude Children’s Resarch Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.

Richard W. Kilgore
ACKERMAN – Richard W. “Scrooge” Kilgore died Tuesday, April 15, 2008, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Jan. 11, 1959, in Batesville to Harold and Sara Lee Kilgore. He drove a truck for the Dirt Company and Starkville Recycling for six years. A loving husband, son, father and grandfather, and a friend to all, he will be missed by all the lives he touched, especially in the CB world which will be silent without his opinionated voice.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman. The Rev. Bobby Humphries will officiate.

Survivors include his parents; his wife of 23 years, Janis Lindsey Kilgore; six children and their spouses, Jerry, Richard, KC, Kelly, Ryan and Jamie; six grandchildren, Devin, Wayne, Shelby, Zoe, Lilly and Nate; four siblings and spouses, Michael Kilgore, Eddie Kilgore, Joyce Mackey and Jessi Kilgore; many cousins, nieces and nephews.