Obituaries April 30, 2010

By NEMS Daily Journal

Jimmie Harris Sr.
SHANNON – Jimmie Dell Harris Sr., 63, died Wednesday, April 28, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones amp& Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo.
Jewel Coleman
THAXTON – Jewel Coleman, 90, died Thursday, April 29, 2010, at the Mississippi State Veterans Nursing Home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Essie Mae McIntosh
HOULKA – Essie Mae McIntosh, 81, died Friday, April 23, 2010, at her home. She was born July 9, 1928, to Earnest Hampton and Joanna Ward. She was a longtime member of Mays Chapel M.B. Church. She married Tommie Lee McIntosh on Dec. 18, 1951. They had three children. She was a homemaker. She enjoyed fishing, and playing cards and bingo.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mays Chapel M.B. Church. Burial will be in Kane Creek Cemetery. Eddie Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Wesley (Kay) McIntosh of Houlka; two daughters, Mae Jackson and JoAnn McIntosh of Houlka; one brother, Henry Ford of Okolona; one sister, Vivian Lipsey of Kalamazoo, Mich.; three sisters-in-law, Anita Ward of Alabama, Mattie Jones of St. Louis, Mich., and Mary Betts of Bakersfield, Calif.; seven grandchildren, LaKesha, Lamarkus, Camaille, Wesley, Candiace, LaPrecious and Aqualya; six great-grandchildren, Muntavious, Caqushia, Tarquavious, Esha, Lanketon and MacKenzy; a host of nieces and nephews; and her caregivers, Joesphine McMillian, Penny Sanders, Mary McDonald, Debbie Lindsey and Kim Coleman.
She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents; a sister, Thelma Jones; brothers, Neal Harvey and Leroy Ward; a stepbrother, Jimmie Ward; a great-granddaughter, Kywana Jackson; and a grandson, Mackenzy Stoke McIntosh.
The body will be placed in the church at noon Saturday.
James W. Pannell
WALNUT – James W. Pannell, 75, died Wednesday, April 28, 2010, at his home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Cedar Mound Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Corinthian Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to service time Saturday at the church.
C.B. Benjamin
NEW ALBANY – Calvin Brady “C.B.” Benjamin, 85, died Wednesday, April 28, 2010, at the Golden Living Nursing Home in Southaven. He was born March 10, 1925, in Union County to Barney Brady and Dollie Rutledge Benjamin. He was a retired self-employed truck driver. He was a former driver for Humko Products in Memphis and a former manager of Colonial Concrete and Asphalt Co. of Holly Springs. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Holly Springs Masonic Lodge.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Glenfield Funeral Home in New Albany with Bobby Casteel officiating. Burial will be in the Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery in Myrtle.
Survivors include one son, Ricky Benjamin (Vicki) of Southaven; three daughters, Judy Goodman (Ed) of Hernando, Jane Galloway (Joe) of Blue Mountain and Jackie Day of Ecru; one sister, Louise Nowlin of Cabot, Ark.; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Betty Benjamin; two sisters, Fairy Scott and Linda Benjamin; one brother, Ferrell Benjamin; and one grandson, Mark Day.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Susan Henson
ETTA – Susan Heatherly Henson, 54, died Wednesday, April 28, 2010, at her home after a long illness. She was born Sept. 5, 1955, to Clyde and Rosa Ward Heatherly of Etta. She married James Henson of Clarksdale, where they lived until returning to Etta in 1984. She was a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church. She was employed at Denton Mills and she later managed Gene’s Truck Center of New Albany. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, her flower garden, traveling and playing with her dog, Sambo. She lived her life as a testament to helping others, far beyond her physical constraints.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Philadelphia Baptist Church with Bro. Bobby Irvin officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Glenfield Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 30 years, James Henson; three daughters, Heather Whittington (Michael) of Poolville, Beth Hancock (Charlie) of Poolville and Rosa Deal (Brian) of Etta; seven grandchildren, Mikey, C.J., Taylor Marie, Maegan, Taylor Grace, Macy and Henson; her mother, Rosa Ward Heatherly; four sisters, Peggy Whiteside (Larry) of Water Valley, Rosa Lee Price (John) of Etta, Pam Ivy (James) of Oxford and Gail Press of Memphis; three brothers, Bobby Rice (Mary Ruth) of Byhalia, Clyde W. Heatherly of Etta and Steve Heatherly of Oxford.
She was preceded in death by her father, Clyde L. Heatherly, and a brother-in-law, Paul Press.
Her nephews will serve as pallbearers.
The body will lie in state from 1 p.m. to service time today at the church.
John Strickland
HAMILTON – John Howard Strickland, 78, died Tuesday, April 27, 2010, at his residence in Hamilton. He was born July 16, 1931, to Roy Washington Strickland and Ethel Lee Whatley Strickland in Lowndes County. He graduated from Lee High School in Columbus, from Samford College in Birmingham, Ala., and from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He lived in Hamilton for the past eight years, where he was a member of Center Hill Baptist Church. He retired as a machinist from Southern Alloy in Sylacauga, Ala. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. today at Center Hill Baptist Church in Hamilton with Bro. Mike Duff and Bro. Terry Edwards officiating. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Thomas Strickland of Hamilton; three stepdaughters, Terri Duff and husband, Mike, of Springfield, Tenn., Linda Dill and husband, Donnie, of Hamilton, and Kathy Young and husband, Bob, of Hernando; his stepmother, Myrtle Rutherford of West Point; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Lorene Guinn Strickland; and a half brother, Marvin Strickland.
Visitation will be from 10 until 11 a.m. today at Center Hill Church in Hamilton.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Center Hill Cemetery Fund or Center Hill Benevolence Fund.
Sign the register and send condolences online at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
Charles W. Hill
CORINTH – Charles W. Hill, 57, died Wednesday, April 28, 2010, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Valley of the Dogwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Saturday.
Memorials may be made to Gideons International in Bolivar, Tenn.
Amber Green
PLANTERSVILLE – Amber Yvonne Green, 23, died Wednesday, April 28, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born July 18, 1986, in Tupelo. She was a loving mother who enjoyed taking care of her three young children. She was a talented artist and loved spending time with her friends and working puzzles. She was a member of Tupelo Free Will Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Ray Ware and the Rev. Adron Horn officiating. Burial will be in Doty Chapel Cemetery.
Survivors include her three children, Jordan Mears, Tyson Mears and David Lee Dunn II, all of the home; her parents, James Harold and Bonnie Yvonne Green of Plantersville; one brother, Michael Joseph Tilson; her grandparents, Alvin and Sarah Tilson of Shannon; several aunts and uncles.
Pallbearers will be Andy Jackson, Shane Tilson, Brad Morgan, Rick McPherson, Joseph Keith Brooks, Dann Haynes and Doyle Seay.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Vincent Lawson
TUPELO – Vincent Dean Lawson, 51, died Thursday, April 29, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Jan. 20, 1959, in Okolona to Nolan Dean Lawson and Patricia Dean Weeks Lawson. He was retired from the furniture industry. He was a member of West Jackson Street Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Houston Funeral Home in Houston with Rev. Bert Harper officiating. Entombment will follow at Lee Memorial Park Mausoleum in Verona. Houston Funeral Home is charge of the arrangements
Survivors include his wife, Sally Finn Lawson of Tupelo; and his son, Chad Dean Lawson of Tupelo.
Pallbearers are Jackie Hall, Allen Henderson, David Gaskin, Danny Chapman, Joshua Gaskin, Mathew McCollum and T.O. Cruse.
Friends and family may sign our online register book at houstonfuneralhomems.com.
Becky Mayo
NEW SITE – Rebekah Dale “Becky” Mayo, 71, died Thursday, April 29, 2010, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was a retired secretary and a member of East Prentiss Baptist Church. She loved making ceramics.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Kenneth Bishop and Bro. Robert Blankenship officiating. Burial will be in the East Prentiss Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband, Richard Mayo of New Site; her daughter, Tanya Mayo of Saltillo; her son, Wayne Mayo of Ft. Largo, Fla.; two granddaughters, Alena Mayo and Christina Mayo of Pennsylvania; her mother-in-law, Myrtis Mayo of Booneville.
She was preceded in death by her son, Don Mayo.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Saturday at the funeral home.
Larry G. Mosley
SMITHVILLE – Larry G. Mosley, 60, died Wednesday, April 28, 2010, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Darden and Sons Funeral Home of Amory.
Peter Jackson
MABEN – John P. “Peter” Jackson, 52, died Wednesday, April 28, 2010, at home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora. Burial will be in the Old Cumberland Cemetery in Webster County.
Rita Kabban
LAKE PIOMINGO – Rita Kabban, 48, died at her home in the Lake Piomingo community. She was born Oct. 18, 1961, in Tripoli, Libya, to Bashir Salim Kabban and Shirley Geneva Kabban. She graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in mathematics. A lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force, she served for three years and was stationed in Sunnyvale, Calif. She worked on military projects for the space technology program. She was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Russell Clouse officiating. Burial will be in Belden Cemetery.
Survivors include her parents, Shirley and Bashir Kabban of Tupelo; one sister, Tina Kabban McDaniels of Tupelo; two brothers, Emil Kabban (Melanie) of Stafford, Va., and Reggie Kabban (Christine) of Dayton, Ohio; five nieces, Dara Kabban, Kaitlyn Kabban, Emily Kabban, Laura Kabban and Katie Zeller; three nephews, Chris McDaniels, Michael McDaniels and Aaron Kabban; one aunt, Louise Thompson; one uncle, James Thompson; and many cousins.
Pallbearers will be Wesley Wooldridge, Marshall Wooldridge, Daniel Wooldridge, Charles Fowler, Chad Daughtery and Robert Daughtery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Efford Holloway
HOLLY SPRINGS – Efford Holloway, 75, died Saturday, April 24, 2010, at Trinity Mission Health and Rehab in Holly Springs.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Rising Star M.B. Church in Holly Springs. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Ione Taylor
NEW ALBANY – Ione Caroline Taylor, 91, died Wednesday, April 28, 2010, at Graceland Care Center in New Albany. She was born Oct. 3, 1918, in Delia, Texas, to Willie and Lula Monzingo. She was a member of The Church of Acts in New Albany, where she had taught Sunday School for 10 years and was church pianist until 2009. She also had served as director of the Single Adults and president of the Ladies Auxiliary for many years. She loved her church, hearing her grandson play cello, and visiting with her family and friends.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at United Funeral Service Chapel with Bro. Charlie Ganey officiating. The family will receive visitors one hour before the service. Burial will be in Glenfield Memorial Park. United Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include a son, Dwayne Taylor (Rachel) of Atlanta, Ga.; grandson, Will Taylor of Guam; a sister, Mary Lou Moss of Evansville, Ind.; a brother, Sam Monzingo (Sue) of Dallas, Texas; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bro. Grady Taylor; her parents; and three brothers, Jack, Sonny and Joe Paul.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38141.
For online condolences, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.
Mary Luttrell
IUKA – Mary Faye Luttrell, 74, died Wednesday, April 28, 2010, at her daughter’s home.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka. Burial will be in Rutledge Salem Cemetery.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Vivian Surratt
BALDWYN – Vivian Surratt, 85, died Wednesday, April 28, 2010, at the Tupelo Nursing and Rehab Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Greg Holloway
TUPELO – Jon Gregory Holloway, 37, died Tuesday, April 27, 2010, in Hinds County due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Jackson. A Tupelo native and lifelong resident of the Oak Hill community, he was born Dec. 27, 1972, to David Holloway and Lois Hand Holloway. He attended Saltillo High School. He enjoyed fishing and riding his four-wheeler, and he loved his dog, Dakota. He was a member of Bethany Baptist Church.
Services will be at 4 p.m. today at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Sammy Lansdell and Rev. David Walters officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include his mother, Lois Holloway of the Oak Hill community; his father, David Holloway of Tupelo; his sister, Angie Voyles (Anthony) of Baldwyn; two nephews, Chip Ausbern of Nettleton and Braxton Voyles of Baldwyn; and his grandmother, Mary Holloway of the Macedonia community.
Pallbearers will be Jason Holloway, Lee Dubois, Rodney Voyles, Jason Roland, Shane Smith, Mike Davis and Bobby Hare.
Acie Smith Jr.
OKOLONA – Acie Smith Jr., 64, died Thursday, April 22, 2010, in Tupelo. He was born Aug. 18, 1945, to Carrie Tyms Smith and Acie Smith. He received his education from the Monroe County Schools and Itawamba Community College. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a welder and a factory worker.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bethel M.B. Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Williams Memorial Funeral Home of Okolona is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Emma Lean Smith; his mother, Carrie Smith of Hamilton; three daughters, Accietra and Kianai, both of Aberdeen, and Naisia of Tennessee; one son, Aaron Smith of Texas; three sisters, Gurtherine McCoy (J.B.) of Detroit, Dorothy Blanchard of Aberdeen and Jewel Smith (Maldanado) of Tampa, Fla.; six brothers, Cleveland Smith of Hamilton, Bernard Smith (Virgina) of Hamilton, Clinton Smith (Nora) of Aberdeen, Don Smith of Tampa, Fla., John Smith (Angela) of Tampa, Fla., and Robert Smith (Corona) of Grand Rapids, Mich.; five grandchildren, Ariwnna, Aarion, Na’Dyan, Tyler and O’Naie.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Elizabeth Long
TUPELO – Elizabeth Long, 85, died Thursday, April 29, 2010, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.
Angela Wooten
RANDOLPH – Angela Onsby Wooten, 31, died Tuesday, April 27, 2010, in Hinds County. She enjoyed spending time with her children and family, going to church and riding horses.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with Bro. J.T. Pennington and Bro. Lee Dillard officiating. Burial will be in Springhill Cemetery.
Survivors include her children, Robert Cliffton Wooten, Savanna Danielle Ruth, Dallas Avery Wooten and Calton Lane Wooten; her parents, Joey and Linda Onsby; brothers, Michael Tracy Onsby, Franky Lynn Mooneyham and Jody Shane Onsby; and the father of her children, Rob H. Wooten.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Jay and Bertha Onsby, and James and Bunner Mooneyham.
Pallbearers will be Dale Onsby, Kelly Onsby, Herbert Wooten, Cliff Wooten, Keith Mooneyham and Lane Gillespie.
Visitation will continue from 9 a.m. to service time today.
Cameron Griggs-Lewis
MEMPHIS – Gameron Jaquez Griggs-Lewis, 5-month-old son of Latasha Griggs and James Lewis Jr., died Sunday, April 25, 2010, at his home in Memphis.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Cottrell Memorial Gardens in Holly Springs. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Superior Funeral Home in Memphis.