Obituaries April 26, 2010

By NEMS Daily Journal

Thomas Hardin
MOOREVILLE – Thomas Earl Hardin, 71, died Saturday, April 24, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Feb. 24, 1939, in Calhoun County. He was retired from the Federal Aviation Administration. He was a former teacher and instructor of the Robotics Program at Itawamba Community College. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of Freewill Baptist Church in Tupelo
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Vardaman with the Rev. Benny Hill officiating. Burial will be in Oak Springs Cemetery in Derma. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Vardaman is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Conchita Hardin of Mooreville; two sons, Richard Hardin of Mooreville and Scott Hardin and his wife, Kim of Pontotoc; two sisters, Martha Wade of Calhoun City and Elizabeth Mitchell of Vardaman; three brothers, Wayne Hardin and John Hardin, both of Calhoun City and James Hardin of Bruce; three grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Joy Rodgers of Seaforth, Mass.; and a special friend and doctor, Dr. Lawrence Dennis of Booneville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Early B. Hardin and Vernie Vanlandingham Hardin; and a sister, Frances Hardin.
Pallbearers will be Scott Branton, Jody Roberts, Rob Henry, Hunter Sutherland, Don Reedy and Bobby Cozart.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
DeTeena Bender
BALDWYN – DeTeena R. Bender, 41, died Thursday, April 22, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. She was the daughter of Evelyn Bender and Willie Lee Bender. She was born March 6, 1969. She graduated salutatorian of her senior class at Baldwyn High School in Baldwyn. She recieved her Bachelors degree in Journalism from the University of Mississippi in Oxford. Upon moving to Houston, Texas, she earned her Parlegal degree while working at the Law firm of Epstein, Becker, Green, Wickliff and Hall.
While in High School, she played on various AAU teams, meeting people who turned out to become life long friends. She was heavily recruited by Tennesse, Iowa, San Diego State University, Louisiana Tech. and the University of Mississippi, just to name a few. Because of one life long friend, she decided to attend the University of Mississippi on a full athletic scholarship.
She was a very active member at her church, Mt. Nebo C.M.E. Church in Baldwyn. Her Christian journey continued when she joined St. John’s Downtown Church in Houston, Texas and became the new member coordinator.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mt. Nebo C.M.E. Church with the Rev. Carl Z. Jones officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Agnew amp& Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her mother, Evelyn Bender of Baldwyn; one sister, Chandra Bender Duffy of Tupelo; one brother, Willie L. (Diane) Bender of Baldwyn; six nieces; three nephews; three grand- nieces; and one grand-nephew; a special life long friend, Tarsha Elkins Jones; three god-children, Tyrani of Baldwyn, Brandon of Houston, Texas and Frank of Jackson; four aunts; Dorothy Bush and Mary Bush, both of Queens, N.Y., Aundretta Bender of Detriot, Mich. and Clara Key of Baldwyn; and one uncle, Hinton Pippin of Baldwyn.
She was preceded in death by her father; and her grandparents, Jeff and Mattie Copeland and George Bender and Martha Graham.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 10 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the church. Family hour will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Willie L. Bender and DeTeena Bender scholarship fund c/o Farmers and Merchants Bank, 111 West Clayton Street, Baldwyn, MS.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry at www.agnewandsons.com.
Crystal Enis
BOONEVILLE – Crystal Louise Spencer Smith Enis, 54, died Saturday, April 24, 2010, at her home.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Gilmore’s Chapel Cemetery. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Dorothy McCoy
BOONEVILLE – Dorothy J. McCoy, 70, died Saturday, April 24, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Booneville Funeral Home.
Herbert Henson
RED BAY – Herbert C. Henson, 79, died Saturday, April 24, 2010, at the Red Bay Hospital. He was born May 1, 1930, in Franklin County, Ala. to Albert M. and Esther Bolton Henson. He was a member of the Franklin County Electric Co-op Board for 56 years. He was a mason, a member of the Pleasant Site Church of Christ and a member of the Pleasant Site Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member of the TN Valley Coon Hunter Association. He and his cousin, Oneal Bolton, were the overseers of the Key Underwood Memorial Cemetery until health problems prevented it. He retired from Wrangler Inc. in 1992.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay with Bro. Dayton Martin officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Site Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Conita Grigsby (Steve) of Memphis; three sons, Donald Henson (Joyce) of Vina, Rickey Henson (Scarlot) of Athens, Ala. and Nickey Henson (Diane) of Red Bay; one brother, Albert Henson (Joyce) of Birmingham; one sister, Hazelene Hendrix of Belgreen; eight grandchildren, Anthony, Clay, Chris, Chasidy, Mandi, Adam, Garrett and Tara Henson; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Eva Vernell Winchester Henson; and his parents.
Pallbearers will be Clay Henson, Chris Henson, Adam Henson, Garrett Henson, Todd Henson and Steve Grigsby.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today and will continue until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.
Russell Sheffield
TUPELO – Albert Russell Sheffield, 87, died Saturday, April 24, 2010, at Avonlea Assisted Living in Tupelo. He was a former employee of Hancock Fabrics and an electrician. He was a World War II Veteran in the Air Force, with service in the South Pacific. He loved hunting, fishing and working in the yard. He was a member of St. Mark United Methodist Church and a former member of the Tupelo Civitan Club.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at W.E. Pegues Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Glyn Wiygul and Donny Riley officiating.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Virginia Sheffield of Tupelo; one son, Mark Sheffield (Juanita) of Florence, Ala.; one daughter-in-law, Sherrie Sheffield of Columbus; three grand-children, Hayley Hedrick (Ben) of Marietta, Ga., Ryan Sheffield (Amy) of Columbus, Ga. and Kelsey Sheffield of Florence, Ala.; five great-grandchildren, Anders, Mary Gunter and Sadler Hedrick and Carolina and Rollins Sheffield.
He was preceded in death by a son, Rodney Sheffield; twin granddaughters, Jessica and Lauren Sheffield; his parents, Jeff and Estelle Sheffield; and four brothers, William Davis, Nolan, Elbert and Delbert Sheffield.
Pallbearers will be Ryan Sheffield, Ben Hedrick, Harrison Griffin, Brian Pipkin, Phil Gunter and Jeff Thorton.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Vida Hudson
FULTON – Vida Lee “Pudd” Hudson, 82, died Saturday, April 24, 2010, after an extended illness at The Meadows Nursing Facility in Fulton. She was born March 9, 1928, in Cincinnati, Ohio to Minnie Kluver Siemer and George Siemer. She recieved her degree in psychology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and was a member of the Chi Omega Sorority. She enjoyed working with Newcomers in Somerset, Ky., spending time with family and friends and house boating. She will be remembered most by her sweet laugh. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Somerset, Ky. and enjoyed singing in the choir.
Services will be at 4 p.m. today at St. Luke United Methodist Church with Dr. Rick Brooks officiating. Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Tali Landrum (Steve) of Tupelo and Peggy L. Fillion (Gary) of Sandy Hook, Conn.; and two grandchildren, Thomas Hudson Ebert of Virginia and Kate L. Ebert of Indiana.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Robert K. Hudson; her parents; and her brother, George Siemer.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Community Hospice-Darlington Oaks.
Truman Gates
RIPLEY – Truman Alvis Gates, 80, died April 24, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Dec. 3, 1929, in Tippah County to Alford and Nellie Mae Roberson Gates. He retired from Indian Head Sporting Goods after 39 years of service. He also worked 11 years at Tippah County Hospital. He was a Veteran of the United States Army and served in the Mississippi Army National Guard. He was a member of North Ripley Baptist Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Bro. Lamar Grisham, Bro. Jimmy Curle and Bro. Doc Shelton officiating. Burial will be in Tippah Memorial Gardens in Ripley. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Annie Louise Pannell Gates of Ripley; one daughter, Deborah “Deb” Gates Rutherford (Harvey) of Ripley; two granddaughters, Christy Ann Call of Ripley and Amanda Susanne Call of Nashville; one great-granddaughter, Savannah Leann Gates Call of Ripley; and two brothers, Troy Gates (Ethel) and Eulas Gates (Elvie), both of Ripley.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Audry “Sis” Gates Fry; and two brothers, Clifton Gates and Harvel Gates.
Pallbearers will be Doug Pannell, Jim Hall, Robert “Bob” Windham, Harold Pannell, Odel Gates and Rickey Windham.
Honorary pallbearers will be his Army buddies, Will Ed Norton, Audrey Box, Artie Windham, Julius Mathis, Jerry Conely, Joe Skinner, Hugh Butler, Buddy McMillin, Charlie King and Jimmy Braddock.
Visitation will be from 7 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
Memorials can be made to North Ripley Baptist Church, 1215 North Main St., Ripley, MS 38663.
Martin Covington
SALTILLO – Martin Covington, 81, of Saltillo, formerly of Monton, Md. died Sunday, April 25, 2010, at his home after a lengthy illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues.
Expressions of grief may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com
Hollis Sandlin
GREENWOOD SPRINGS – Hollis Woodson “Pete” Sandlin, 86, died Saturday, April 24, 2010, at his home. He was born March 1, 1924, to Dallas Woodson Sandlin and Nettie Simmons Sandlin. He was a life long resident of Monroe County. He was a farmer and a truck driver.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lann Cemetery with Bro. Lewis Coker officiating. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Gloria Jean Bruff Sandlin of Greenwood Springs; one daughter, Barbara Ballard and her husband, Doug of Detroit, Ala.; three sons, Jimmy Woodson Sandlin of Greenwood Springs, Richard Sandlin of Greenwood Springs and Roger Sandlin of Greenwood Springs; four sisters, Viola Harris of Hamilton, Violet Hamilton of Greenwood Springs, Ivalee Perkins and her husband, George of Aberdeen and Verna Mae Lavendar and her husband, Red of Ethelsville, Ala.; one brother, Alton Thomas Sandlin and his wife, Evon of Albuquerque, N.M.; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one son, Russell Lee Sandlin.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Spruill, Jerry Hall, Kevin Tate, Mike Tate, Brandon Hall and David Ballard.
Honorary pallbearers are Doug Ballard and Troy Tate.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
An online guest registry may be accessed at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
Edward Marshall
HAMILTON – Edward Wilburn Marshall, 81, died Sunday, April 25, 2010, at Aurora Australis Lodge in Columbus. He was born Sept. 2, 1928, to Homer Marshall and Pearlie Elizabeth Smith Marshall in Vernon, Ala. He had lived in Hamilton for the past 65 years. He was a retired finish presser for the South Monroe Manufacturing Company in Hamilton.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Hamilton Church of God of Prophecy with Bro. Billy Stevens officiating. Burial will be in McDuffa Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Avie Nell Whitaker Marshall of Hamilton; two sons, Melvin Marshall and wife, Paula of Jackson, Tenn. and Eddie Marshall and wife, Denise of Senatobia; one sister, Willadean Mitchell of Vernon Ala.; five grandchildren, Sonya Flynt, Cindy Carpenter, Philip Robertson, Amy Marshall and Chris Marshall; and seven great-grandchildren, Kylie Grace Robertson, Zach Flynt, Brison Flynt, Dustyn Carpenter, Thomas Carpenter, Angelina Marshall and Carson Reeves.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his daughter, Peggy Marshall Dahlem.
Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until time of service today at the church.
An online guest registry may be accessed at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
Lucille Payne
NETTLETON – Lucille Ford Payne, 90, died Wednesday, April 21, 2010, at Golden Living Center in Amory after an extended illness. She was born Nov. 21, 1919, in Lee County to Gann and Maggie Hendrix Ford. She was a native of Lee County but had resided in Amory for the past three years. She was a retired factory worker and a Baptist. She enjoyed working in her garden and cooking for her family.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Chapel of Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton with the Rev. Dale Whitlock officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Nettleton is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Ruby Starling (Ray) of Evergreen; one sister, Marie Sullivan of Nettleton; one brother, Raymond Ford (Wanda) of Wren; three granchildren, Ricky Payne (Holly), Wanda Russell (Tim), both of Nettleton and Randy Starling of Evergreen; and one great-granddaughter, Sabrina Pettigrew of Nettleton.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas Payne; her parents; one sister, Mattie Hall; and four brothers, Herman Ford, Ottis Ford, Clinton Ford and Hershell Ford.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Family and friends may sign the online guest registry at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
Johnny Vines
ABERDEEN – Johnny Lynn Vines, 58, died Saturday, April 24, 2010, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. He was born Dec. 10, 1951, to Frank Wesley Vines and Mary Eleanor Bowling Vines in Aberdeen. He was a life long resident of Aberdeen. He was a member of River Bend Baptist Church. He was a truck driver. He was a loving grandfather and a huge Ole Miss fan.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at River Bend Baptist Church with Dr. Roy McHenry officiating. Burial will be in Camp Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Sherry Hawkins Vines of Aberdeen; one stepdaughter, Cindy Williams and her husband, Rusty of Amory; one stepson, Billy Roberts and his wife, Kristen of Hamilton; three grandchildren, Kirk Roberts, Karlee Roberts and Brooke Roberts; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Alice Hawkins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his sister, Margaret Vines.
Pallbearers will be Noal Hawkins, Dale Hawkins, Rufus Woods, Andy Hood, Ronnie Jones, Freddie Phillips, Boyd Duncan and Danny Shield.
Honorary pallbearers will be Roy Cummings, Dexter Jackson and Randy Motes.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
An online guest registry may be accessed at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
Donta McPherson
BUENA VISTA – Christopher Donta McPherson, 27, died Thursday, April 22, 2010, in Buena Vista as the result of an automobile accident. He was born Jan. 19, 1983, to W.C. McPherson and Essie Dean McPherson. He was a member of the Black Land MB Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Jolly Chapel MB Church with the Rev. Odell Bowens officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Williams Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his father, W.C. McPherson; his stepmother, Nancy; the mother of his children, Kaniska Bowens; one daughter, Kierston McPherson of Okolona; three sons, Arquavious of Verona, Christopher Jr. and Keon, both of Okolona; one sister, Timeka McPherson; three stepbrothers, Thomas Moore, Terrance Moore and Tyrone Moore.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The wake will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Andrew Bullock
AMORY – Andrew William Bullock, infant son of Regina and Steve Bullock, died at birth Saturday, April, 24, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at the First Baptist Church in Amory with brother Alan Simpson officiating. Burial will be in Derrick/Quincy Cemetery in Amory. Darden amp& Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his parents, Regina A and Steve Bullock, both of Amory; his grandparents, Renee and Keith Schuster and Gene Harris, all of Amory; his great-grandparents, Janice and Oliver Tate of Amory; his uncle, Larry Pace of Amory; five aunts, Misty Thompson, Jennifer Faulkner, Gail Harris, Kimberly Ball and Christine Schuster, all of Amory; one great-aunt, Denise Manley of Amory; one great-uncle, Clifford Ferguson of Amory; and a host of cousins.
Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. today at the church.
Dessie Johnson
FULTON – Dessie Wayne Johnson, 90, died April 24, 2010, at The Meadows. She was born Dec. 27, 1919, in Itawamba County to Alvin and Minerva Mae Dulaney Senter. She was a life time member of the Sandy Springs Baptist Church. She was employed at Itawamba Mfg. for 34 years. She loved to quilt, garden, cook and spend time with her family.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jeffery Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Sandy Springs Cemetery. Senter Funeral Home of Fulton is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Shelby (Julian) Hood of Fulton; two sons, Ralph (Jennie) Johnson and Ned Johnson, both of Fulton; three grandchildren, Jodi Wheeler, Brad Gates and Bruce Johnson; three great-grandchildren, Amber Wheeler, Audrey Wheeler and Ashton Johnson; one sister, Jessie Jamerson of Fulton; and two sisters-in-law, Gola Senter and Gola Wayne Moses.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Pete Johnson; one son, Pat Johnson; five brothers; and two sisters.
Pallbearers will be Billy Wheeler, Herbert Wayne Moses, Bruce Johnson, Jeff Hill, Lonnie Senter and James Jamerson.
Visitation will be from 8 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
Ruth Switcher
CORINTH – Ruth J. Switcher died April 24, 2010, at Magnolia regional Health Center.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Wheeler Grove Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Vetress Mitchell
CORINTH – Vetress Mitchell died April 24, 2010, at Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Calvary Baptist Church. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.
Visitation will follow the the service in the church fellowship hall. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ernie Mae Boren
BOONEVILLE – Ernie Mae Boren, 89, died Sunday, April 25, 2010, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Smokey Jackson
TUPELO – Johnnie “Smokey” Jackson, 88, died Sunday, April 25, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after an extended illness.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Tupelo Chapel.
Pete Williamson
HOLLY SPRINGS – Charles Edward “Pete” Williamson, 27, died Monday, April 19, 2010.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Chulahoma MB Church in Holly Springs. Burial will be in Cottrell Memorial Garden. J.F. Brittenum & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 11:30 a.m. to 12:55 p.m. Tuesday at the church.
Audrey Lambert
TISHOMINGO – Audrey Lambert, 84, died April 24, 2010.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Ludlam Funeral Home in Iuka. Burial will be in Fairview Church of God Cemetery. Ludlam Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Addie Adair
HAMILTON – Addie Adair, 100, died Sunday, April 25, 2010, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen.
Linda Stubblefield
CORINTH – Linda K. Lawson Stubblefield, 60, died Saturday, April 24, 2010, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Burial will be in Corinth National Cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.
Lovice Christian
BALDWYN – Lovice Gardner Christian, 90, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ Friday, April 23, 2010, at Brandon Rehab and Nursing Center. She was a wonderful Christian lady. Her worldly resources were meager, but her Christian love, compassion and generosity were abundant. She truly practiced, “It is more blessed to give than receive.” She was a native of Baldwyn where she lived until two years ago when she moved to Brandon to live with her daughter and son-in-law. She retired from Blue Bell/Red Kap with 40 years of service. She was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Baldwyn.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Waters Funeral Home with her son-in-law, Dr. Clarence Young and Bro. Stanley Huddleston officiating. Burial will be in the Prentiss Memorial Gardens.
She is survived by two daughters, Ann Young (Clarence) of Brandon and Betty Arnold of Maumelle, Ark.; five granchildren, Greg Barber (Tracy) of Baldwyn, Todd Barber (Lauren) of Washington, D.C., Kim Mains (John Paul) of Tampa, Fla., Tiffani Keyes (Mark) of Knoxville, Tenn. and Kelli Moore (Brad) of Metarie, La.; two step grandchildren, Kim Buoni (Nick) of Sulphur, La. and Tyler Young (Mary Thibodeaux) of New Iberia, La.; 14 great-grandchildren; and three step great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Chet Barber, Forrest Barber, Greg Barber, Todd Barber, Mike Cunningham, Britton Keyes, Mark Keyes and Brad Moore.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Disease Research or First Baptist Church, Baldwyn, MS.