Obituaries April 19, 2010

By NEMS Daily Journal

Frances Maples
WATER VALLEY – Frances Irene Maples, 90, died Saturday, April 17, 2010, at the Yalobusha Nursing Home in Water Valley.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Pine Bluff Church of Christ Cemetery Fund, 311 CR 431, Oxford, MS 38655.
Lamar Mayes
CORINTH – Lamar Mayes, 35, died April 16, 2010, at the University Hospital in Jackson. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Funeral Home in Corinth.
Ray Ketchum
MEMPHIS – Londie Ray Ketchum, 67, died Saturday, April 17, 2010, at his home. He was retired from Navastar with 35 years of service.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with the Rev. Ralph Lambert officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery in Michie. McBride Funeral Home in Ripley is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Londa Vaughn (Rick) of Memphis; three sisters, his twin, Linda Mae Rodgers (Curtis), Letrice Wilbanks (Cleo), both of Ripley and Ann Shappley (Jerry) of Pontotoc; one brother, James “Pete” Ketchum of Ripley; and two granddaughters, Kaitlyn and Georgia Vaughn.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Dunn Ketchum; his parents, Hughey Jones and Flora Louise Crum Ketchum; one sister, Donnie Cosby; and one brother, Jr Kechum.
Pallbearers will be his nephews, Jason Dunn, Shane Dunn, Geoffey Dunn, Jeremy Holland, Colton Dunn and Timothy Scott.
Honorary pallbearers will be Miles Moate, Doug McClellan and Eddie Barkley.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
To view and sign online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.
Edgar Simmons
BOONEVILLE – Edgar F. Simmons, 57, died April 17, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Funeral Home in Corinth.
Henry Brown
NETTLETON – Henry Allen Brown, 82, died Friday, April 16, 2010, at his home. He was born Sept. 9, 1927, in Itawamba County to Alvie S. and Susie Ann Berryhill Brown. He was a native of Itawamba County but had resided in Nettleton for the past nineteen years. He was a retired security guard, a Navy and Army Veteran during World War II and a member of Nettleton First Baptist Church. He enjoyed working in his garden.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Chapel of Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton with Bro. Tommy Whaley and the Rev. Donald Pounders officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Nettleton is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Kinloch P. Brown of Nettleton; one daughter, Lynda Ann Snelling of Dothan, Ala.; two sons, Kenneth Brown (Lynn) of Olive Branch and Robert Allen Brown of Nevada; one stepdaughter, Debbie Morris (Wab) of Grenada; one stepson, Larry Payne (Patricia) of Memphis; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his second wife, Maxine Hill Mason Brown; his parents; three sisters, Annie Mae Vernell, Velma Shackelford and Lorene Curtis; and one brother, David Brown.
Pallbearers will be Don Shackelford, Sammy Shackelford, David Brown, Greg Davis, Mike Davis, David Berryhill, Jimmy Dale Payne and Chris Payne.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Nettleton First Baptist Church Bus Fund, P.O. Box 427, Nettleton, MS 38858.
Family and friends may sign the online guest registry at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
Meriah Stormer
NETTLETON – Z.D. Meriah Stormer, 80, died Tuesday, April 13, 2010, at her home. She was born Aug. 25, 1929, to George White and Mamie L. Williams. She was a member of East Springhill MB Church. She loved keeping children in her home before her health failed. She also really enjoyed cooking.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at East Springhill MB Church with the Rev. Earnest Lindsey officiating. Williams Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Ray Hughes of Nettleton; two daughters, Mamie Cooks of Nettleton and Mary Bogan (Floyd) of Nettleton; one sister, Mary Helen Shumpert of Tupelo; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Wake with family and friends will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Leroy Wages Jr
CORINTH – Leroy Wages Jr. died April 18, 2010, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Memorial Funeral Home.
Callie Brazil
PONTOTOC – Callie Jean Brazil, 23 months, died Friday, April 16, 2010, at her home. She was born May 30, 2008, to Travis and Nichole Harrington Brazil.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Harmony Cemetery with the Rev. Steve Lance officiating. Browning Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her parents; her grandparents, Tammy and Barry Brazil of Walnut and Brenda and Lee Harrington of Aberdeen; her great-grandparents, Lester and Jean Robertson of Pontotoc, Deedy and Sherean Harrington of Aberdeen and Wanda Harrington of Houston; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Waymon Wilder, Charles and Gladys Brazil and Ray and Hazel Littlefield.
Pallbearers will be Dane Harrington, Jason Brock, Brad Brewer and Dean Stringer.
Wayne Phelps
GUNTOWN – Wayne Phelps, 74, died Friday, April 16, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Nov. 30, 1935. He was a Navy Veteran. He retired from Ford Motor Co. in Lorain, Ohio after 32 years of service. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Guntown where he was former chairman of the deacons. He was an Alderman for the City of Guntown for 14 years, an active member of the Lions Club and a member U.A.W. Local 425.
Services with military honors will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Guntown with Bro. Bobby Robbins officiating. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery in Shiloh, Tenn. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Jane White Phelps of Guntown; his daughter, Pamela Hanson and her husband, Tim of Hogansville, Ga.; his grandson, Jonathon Hall of Starkville; two stepgrandchildren, Matthew Hanson of LaGrange, Ga. and Amanda Holloway of LaGrange Ga.; four step great-grandchildren; his sister-in-law, Brenda Mills and her husband, Charles of Tupelo; his brother-in-law, Bobby White of Corinth; and the father of his grandson, Geoffrey Hall and his wife, Shelby and their four children, of Lone Oak, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd Phelps and Effie Cunningham Phelps; his father-in-law, Dolmer White; his mother-in-law, Ludie White; and his sisters-in-law, Faye White and Reba Faye White.
Pallbearers will be deacons of the First Baptist Church of Guntown.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Guntown Lions Club.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until service time Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Guntown.
Una Rayburn
MANTACHIE – Una “U.V.” Vernell Rayburn, 82, died Sunday, April 18, 2010, at the Meadows in Fulton after an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Eloise Mallette
SALTILLO – Elizabeth Eloise White Mallette, 70, died Saturday, April 17, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. She was born in Itawamba County on April 12, 1940. She was raised in Lee County and lived most of her life in Saltillo. She was a retired seamstress and had worked at several local garment factories including Lucky Star and Reed’s Manufacturing. She was a member of Union Grove Church of God of Prophecy. She enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, watching television, gospel music and playing board games. She was the widow of Clyde Mallette, who preceded her in death on Feb. 5, 2000.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Bro Tim Winters officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Nickey Bennett (Debra) of Saltillo; one sister, Joyce Smith of Mooreville; seven grandchildren, Sammy Noble, Dixie Brown, Sonny Noble, Zackery Bennett, Terry Lee Bennett, Pamela Walters and Amanda Walters; eight great-grandchildren; five stepchildren, Diane Inmon, Norma Hilliard, Dorothy Hallmark, Jimmy Mallette and Mark Mallette; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband; four children, Pamela Pearson, Teddy Walters, Terry Walters and Debra Bennett; her mother, Leoma Gray; her father, Harold White; one sister, Jessie May Pace; and one brother, Johnny White.
Pallbearers will be Danny Smith, Sonny Noble, Zackery Bennett, Thomas Mallette, Josh Mallette and Justin Mallette.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Leon Beckley
TUPELO – Leon Beckley died Thursday, April 15, 2010, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. A native of Pontotoc County, he was the son of Mr. Canon Beckley and Mrs. Minnie Brandon Beckely and the spouse of Mrs. Estelle Gates Beckley. He served in the United States Amry, was a World War II Veteran and received an honorable discharge. He was a member of Inspirational Community Baptist Church in Tupelo. He loved selling produce and traveling. He also loved cars.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Inspirational Community Baptist Church located at 405 Clayton Avenue in Tupelo with Dr. Cordell Phillips officiating. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by one brother, Robert (Pearl) Beckley of Duquoin, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; two brothers, Felix Beckley and James E. Beckley; and one sister, Levora Beckley-Jenkins.
Visitation will be from noon until 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Family hour will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Ruth Kelly
OXFORD – Ruth Tolson Kelly, 85, died Thursday, April 15, 2010, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. She was a retired elementary school teacher and the widow of Mr. J.B. Kelly. She was a member of College Hill Presbyterian Church and DAR.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at College Hill Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Alan Cochet officiating. Burial will follow in College Hill Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include a son, Dr. Bill Kelly and his wife, Tricia of Greenville, S.C.; one sister, Margaret East of Sun City West, Ariz.; and two grandchildren, Will Kelly and Elisabeth Kelly, both of Greenville, S.C.
The family has asked that expressions of sympathy or memorial contributions in Mrs. Kelly’s memory be made to College Hill Cemetery, 339 CR 102, Oxford, MS 38655.
To send an online condolence, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.
Barbara McKinney
BOONEVILLE – Barbara Anne Robinson McKinney, 63, died Saturday, April 17, 2010, at her home. She was born Feb. 7, 1947, in Booneville. She was a member of New Covenant Family Worship Center. She was a machine operator in the clothing manufacturing industry. She enjoyed going to church, sewing, camping, singing and spending time with her family.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. David Krech and Bro. Michael Clifton officiating. Burial will be in Hodges Chapel Cemetery. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her children, Diana Word (James) of Wheeler, Sandy Hunkapiller (Anthony) of Marietta, William Robinson of Rienzi, Brandon Robinson, Bradley Robinson (Brandy) and Jamie “JJ” Robinson (Talisha), all of Booneville; her grandchildren, Ashlee Owens, Jessica Word, T.J. Hunkapiller, Josh Hunkapiller, Danielle Robinson, Zak Robinson and Mollie Kaye Robinson; a great-grandson, Mason Robinson; her stepsons, Jessie McKinney (Rebecca) and Joey McKinney; her step grandchildren, Jade McKinney, Braxton McKinney and McKailee McKinney; her sisters, Martha Mooney (Doug), Shirley Johnson (Curtis) and Linda Harlow; her brothers, Clyde Edge Jr. (Joy) and Jerry Edge; the father of her children, Darvin Robinson (Judy); and her best friend, Gary McKinney.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde Edge Sr. and Alvetta Edge; a brother, Thomas Edge; and the father of her youngest son, Timmy Baswell.
Pallbearers will be her children.
Honorary pallbearers will be Perry Edge, Maynard Edge, Timmy Mann, Curt Mooney, Shane Johnson and Jeremy Borden.
Mary Jane Nethery
TUPELO – Mary Jane Nethery died Sunday, April 18, 2010, at Darlington Oaks Community Hospice in Verona. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.
Expressions of Sympathy may be left at peguesfuneralhome.com.
Mary Frances Roebke
RIENZI – Mary Frances Roebke died April 18, 2010, at Dogwood Plantation. She was the only child of Emma Furtick Roebke and Harry E. Roebke. She graduated from Rienzi High School and Lamburth University where she received many honors and was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority. She taught school for one year at Kossuth and was senior class sponsor. She later joined her father in their furniture and appliance business.
She was active in civic affairs in Rienzi and in Corinth enjoying working with the American Red Cross and many other organizations. She was a charter member of the Little Garden Club, the Corinth Music Club, United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Corinth Junior Auxiliary.
A well know artist, she was an original member of the Mary Kirk Adams Art Club and studied art in Tennessee, Arkansas and Florida. She was noted for her portraits and cotton scenes of Alcorn County.
A lifelong member of the Rienzi United Methodist Church, she served her church in many capacities including being the pianist and organist for over sixty years.
Graveside services will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Rienzi City Cemetery. McPeters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her namesake and caregiver, Frances Calvery (Bill); her god-children, Jeffrey H. Pittman (Taknee) of Nashville, Mary Katherine Martin and Jan Johnson, of Corinth; and her great-godchildren, Austin, Bailey, Trace, Jodie Kate, Jace and Jacob; and many cousins.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Corinth, Bethel United Methodist Church or Rienzi Baptist Church Building Fund.
Louise McIntosh
HOUSTON – Louise Prewitt McIntosh, 89, died Sunday, April 18, 2010, at her home in Houston. She was born Dec. 20, 1920, in Chickasaw County. She and her husband were avid square dancers. She was a retired nurse for Shearer Richardson Nursing Home in Okolona. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Houston.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Houston with Dr. Bryan Scarbrough officiating. Burial will be in the Concord Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two nieces, Helen Brents of Riverside, Calif. and Billie Bean of Tupelo; one great-nephew, Bobby Bean; and her caregivers, Raymond and Charlotte Griffin of Houston.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Fred McIntosh; and her brother, Reid Prewitt.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Concord Cemetery Fund, c/o Sissy Dobbs, 398 CR 406, Houston, MS 38851.