Obituaries, April 4, 2006

Pam Barnett, Shannon
Lola Brown, Guntown
Tammy Brown, Ripley
Jimmy Carlisle Sr., West Point
Earnest Culver, Etta
James Kirkpatrick, Jacksonville, Fla.
Jesse Martin, Saltillo
Irma Mogridge, Oxford
J.W. Moore, Calhoun City
Carl Murphy, East Palatka, Fla.
Jewel Page, Fulton
Loraine Reid, Oxford
Grady Shelley Sr., St. Louis, Mo.
Dr. Antone Tannehill Jr., Tupelo
Remender Thompson, Oxford
Leonard Vance, Pontotoc
Ronald Walker, Pontotoc
Wilma Whitaker, Greenwood Springs
Bob Williams Jr., Waterford
J.C. Wood, Belmont
Mary Wright, Isola

Jimmy Carlisle Sr.

WEST POINT – James Wesley “Jimmy” Carlisle Sr., 56, died Monday, April 3, 2006, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in Columbus. He was born Dec. 26, 1949, in Gulfport to Wilma McClellan Carlisle and the late Woodrow Wilson Carlisle Sr. He was an assistant manager of Republic Finance Co. for more than 20 years. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church. He was a graduate of Mississippi State University in business and accounting.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Garden Cemetery in West Point with the Rev. Clark Richardson officiating. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Lauren Carlisle and Barbara Carlisle, both of Columbus; one son, Wesley Carlisle and wife, Raye Ann, of Wake Forest, N.C.; one granddaughter, Olivia Reese Carlisle; his mother, Wilma Carlisle of McCrory, Ark.; one sister, Kay Carlisle of Tupelo; one brother, Woodrow W. “Woody” Carlisle and wife, Judy, of Wynne, Ark.

Pallbearers will be Joe Taggart, Jimmy Taggart, Bill Cole, O.T. Pritchett, Tom Thompson and John Pevey.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Palmer Home for Children, P.O. Box 746, Columbus, MS 39701.

Dr. Antone W. Tannehill Jr.

TUPELO – Dr. Antone Walter Tannehill Jr. died Monday, April 3, 2006, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

J.C. Wood

BELMONT – James Carroll “J.C.” Wood, 78, died Saturday, April 1, 2006, at his home. He was born Feb. 17, 1928, in Belmont to Robert and Olivia Underwood Wood. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict and the Vietnam War. He was a member of Bay Springs Masonic Lodge, York Rite and Scottish Rite. He graduated from Tishomingo High School and attended Glendale Community College in Glendale, Calif. He was a maintenance engineer for the V.A. Hospital and a member of Calvary Baptist Church. His interests included genealogy and history.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Ray Kirk officiating. Burial will be in Dennis Memory Gardens.

Survivors include one sister, Ova Lee Hicks of Belmont; two nieces, Anna Gray and husband, Jim, of Nashville, Tenn., and Rhonda Hicks of Atlanta, Ga.; one nephew, Bill Hicks and wife, Kelly, of Cary, N.C.; several great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, Aubrey Hicks.

Jessie R. Martin

SALTILLO – Jessie R. Martin, 78, died Monday, April 3, 2006, at her home. She was a child caregiver most of her working career and a Pentecostal. She enjoyed singing.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home Chapel of Baldwyn with Bro. Gerald Cagle officiating. Burial will be in East Mount Zion Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Carolyn Edge and husband, Buck, of Baldwyn; one son, Johnny Martin and wife, Peggy, of Guntown; seven grandchildren, Johnathan Payne, Wendy Nolley, Ashley Edge, Connie Hall, Brad Martin, Jessica Martin and Kayla Martin; seven great-grandchildren, Michael Payne, Shelby Payne, Andy Roberts, Gavin Robinson, Caryle Robinson, Erin Hall and Steven Hall; five sisters, Laura Turner of Saltillo, Arlene Hall of Mooreville, Linda Joyce Ridgeway and Myrtle Lindsey, both of Verona, and Pauline Dunaway of Nettleton; one brother, James Dill of Saltillo; a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Belland and Flora Dill; and three brothers and three sisters.

Pallbearers will be Johnathan Payne, Steve Hall, Brad Martin, Rex Jones, Kevin Nolle and Phil Taylor.

Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Payne, Andy Roberts, Brooke Lytal, Cortney Daniels and Shay Lytal.

Lola Sue Brown

GUNTOWN – Lola Sue Brown, 48, died Sunday, April 2, 2006, at the Baptist East Hospital in Memphis. She was a registered nurse and a member of Euclatubba Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn with Bro. Scott Witcher and Marvin Henry officiating. Burial will be in Euclatubba Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, David Brown of Guntown; one daughter, Veronica Romito and husband, Joey, of Guntown; her mother, Sally Lindsey of Baldwyn; two sisters, Linda Gayle Scott and Bruce of Fulton, and Sharon England and Jim of Booneville; three brothers, William L. Crook and Renae of Ripley, and Michael L. Crook and Jason Lindsey, both of Baldwyn; three grandchildren, Malachi, Ezekiel and Michaiah Romito; two special nieces, Andrea and Brieanna Scott; two special nephews, B.J. and Brandon Hall; a host of other nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Luther L. Crook; a sister, Carrie Lynn Potts; and a niece, Miranda L. Scott.

Pallbearers will be B.J. Hall, Brandon Hall, Kelvin Meeks, Nick Brown, Dan Brown and Michael Gray.

Visitation will be from noon to service time today at the funeral home.

Remender Thompson

OXFORD – Remender Thompson, 94, died Monday, April 3, 2006, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Hodges Funeral Home of Oxford.

James Kirkpatrick

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – James Kirkpatrick died Thursday, March 30, 2006, in Jacksonville, Fla., after a long illness. He was born Sept. 17, 1945, in Pascagoula and grew up in Itawamba County He moved to Jacksonville, Fla., in 1972. He was a retired employee of Seaboard Railroad.

A memorial service will be held in Jacksonville, Fla., at a later date. Eternity Funeral Home of Jacksonville is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Linda Kirkpatrick; one aunt, Marie Peryman of Mobile, Ala.; three cousins, Otho Stevens of Tupelo, Douglas Peryman of Mobile, Ala., and Nicholas Peryman of Bali, Indonesia.

Carl C. Murphy

EAST PALATKA, Fla. – Carl Clayton Murphy, 81, died Thursday, March 30, 2006, at his home after a long illness. He was born in Griffin, Ga., and lived in Palatka since 1971. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a 1948 graduate of Georgia Tech. He began his career with J.C. Penney after graduating and retired in 1985 after 37 years. He was a former resident of Tupelo, where he managed the J.C. Penney store. He was a member and deacon at the First Baptist Church in Palatka. He was a member of the Palatka Rotary Club for 35 years and a Paul Harris Fellow. An avid golfer, he was a member of the Palatka Golf Association and served several years as its chairman.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the First Baptist Church in Palatka with Dr. Pat Davidson and the Rev. Charles T. Rabun Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Palatka Memorial Gardens. Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three daughters, Carla Sisk and husband, Vernon, Pat Findlan and husband, Dan, Tia Walter and husband, Terry; two sons, Mark Murphy and wife, Annette, and Clay Murphy and wife, Pam; one sister, Marlene Bechtold; one brother, Gene Murphy; 11 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, many nieces and nephews; his wife of seven years, Peggy Campbell Murphy, and her five children and 10 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Jean Corley Murphy.

Memorials may be made to the Rodeheaver Boys Ranch, 380 Boys Ranch Road, Palatka, FL 32177 or to the First Baptist Church Pastor's Fund, 501 Oak St., Palatka, FL 32177.

Leonard Vance

PONTOTOC – Leonard Dwight Vance, 79, died Sunday, April 2, 2006, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford after a long illness. He was born Jan. 9, 1927, in Pontotoc. He was retired from the furniture manufacturing industry. He was a member of Antioch Free Will Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Rebel White Vance.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Baldwin Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Bro. Jerry Houper officiating. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Larry Vance of Toccopola; one sister, Maurice Burdan of Randolph; one grandson, Aron Vance.

Loraine Reid

OXFORD – Loraine Parker Reid, 90, died Monday, April 3, 2006, at the Graceland Care Center of Oxford. She was born July 29, 1915, in Calhoun County. She was a homemaker and a member of Pittsboro Baptist Church.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Pittsboro Baptist Church with the Rev. Daniel Hawthorn officiating. Burial will be in the Pittsboro Cemetery. Pryor Funeral Home of Calhoun City is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Wanda Ann Reid of Oxford; one son, Edward “Eddie” Reid of Tulsa, Okla.; one sister, Maveline Murphree of Oxford; one brother, Billy Parker of Brandon; two grandchildren, Perri Vines and Jacob Reid, both of Tulsa.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edd Reid, and a son, Jacob “Buddy” Reid.

Pallbearers will be Larry Winter, Gayle Bullard, Lonnie Patton, John Crump, Hayden Martin, Danny Caldwell and Robert Bracken.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

Pam Barnett

SHANNON – Pamala Ann Barnett, 40, died Monday, April 3, 2006, at the State Hospital at Whitfield, where she had lived since 1983. She was born July 4, 1965, in Tupelo. She was developmentally disabled all her life and was one of the first clients at the McDougal Center in Tupelo and the North Mississippi Regional Center in Oxford. She was a member of West Main Church of Christ. One of God's special children, she loved people, and loved to laugh, color, look at magazines and catalogs, and listen to music and sing. She was a special person who will be greatly missed.

A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Shannon Cemetery with Minister Charles Sharp and Minister Doug Greenway officiating. Holland-Harris Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her parents, Larry Barnett and wife, Helen, of Shannon; her birth mother, Betty Jo Harrison; her grandparents; numerous brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, one aunt and several cousins.

Pallbearers will be Charles Barnett, Jeffery Smith, Shannon Wade, Dewayne Moore, Mickey Linder and Frankie Dilworth.

Honorary pallbearers will be Roy Barnett and the elders of West Main Church of Christ.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland-Harris Funeral Directors.

Memorials may be made to North Mississippi Regional Center Patient Care Fund, 967 Regional Center Drive, Oxford, MS 38655 in memory of Pam.

Wilma Whitaker

GREENWOOD SPRINGS – Wilma Rea Byrd Whitaker, 76, died Sunday, April 2, 2006, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. A lifelong resident of Monroe County, she was born Dec. 17, 1929, to Kirby Orestus Byrd and Vola Roberts Byrd. She was a graduate of Greenwood Springs High School. She was a retired seamstress for Glenn Manufacturing, where she worked for 30 years. She was a member of River Bend Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at River Bend Baptist Church with Dr. Roy McHenry officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Mitzi Pate and husband, Paul, of Tupelo, and Becky Ann Wardlaw and husband, Robert, of Greenwood Springs; two sons, Michael Whitaker and wife, Peggy, of Greenwood Springs, and Dennis Kirby Whitaker and wife, Virginia, of Wren; one sister, Faye Motes of Greenwood Springs; nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Wilburn Lee Whitaker; a grandson, Tucker Lee Tubb; and two sisters, Francis Wren and Annie Katherine Walters.

Pallbearers will be Ben Floyd, Ricky Roberts, Joe Tubb, Kevin Walters, David Walters and David Whitaker.

The body will lie in state at the church from 12:30 p.m. to service time today.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or LeBonheur Children's Medical Center.

J.W. Moore

CALHOUN CITY – J.W. Moore, 65, died Sunday, April 2, 2006, at his home. He was born March 10, 1941, in Grenada County. He was a retired rail worker and a Baptist.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Pryor Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Vance officiating. Burial will be in New Gauley Cemetery in Calhoun City.

Survivors include his wife, Teresa Collums Moore of Calhoun City; three sons, Terry Moore and wife, Lisa, of Bruce, Louis Moore and wife, Ashley, of Little Rock, Ark., and Bryan Lyles and wife, Marie, of Hot Springs, Ark.; one stepson, Gregory Skelton of Calhoun City; two stepdaughters, Regina Ray and Resa Wood, both of Calhoun City; one sister, Aline Shelby and husband, Wayne, of Calhoun City; 11 grandchildren, Steven Moore, Shawn Moore, Esabella Lyles, Patrick Lyles, Marie Lyles, Lane Lyles, Reanna Ray, Hayden Skelton, Mason Skelton, Donald Wood and Payton Nichols; one nephew, one niece, one great-nephew, two great-nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Moore and Margie Melton Moore; a brother, Buddy Moore; and one nephew and two nieces.

Pallbearers will be Buddy Moore, Gregory Skelton, Hubert Tedder, Steve Melton, Mark Lee and Michael Ray.

Honorary pallbearers will be Justin Haire and Larry Bailey.

Bob Williams Jr.

WATERFORD – Bob Williams Jr., 65, died Sunday, April 2, 2006, at his home. He was born Dec. 18, 1940, in Hickory Flat to Robert Andrew Williams and Ozzie Lee Goolsby. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a co-owner of Williams G.A. and a member of the First Baptist Church.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Holly Springs.

Survivors include his wife, Bettie Gail Bailey Williams of Waterford; two sons, Scott Williams of Nesbit and Greg Williams of Memphis; three daughters, Wendy Reece, Missy Cook and Christy Williams, all of Holly Springs; two brothers, Rick Williams of Holly Springs and Timmy Williams of Red Banks; four sisters, Roseanne Williams of Houston, Earlene Story of Meridian, Shirley Jones of Talledega, Ala., and Margaret Boatwright of Lucedale; nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today.

Earnest Culver

ETTA – Earnest Culver, 87, died Sunday, April 2, 2006, at his home in Etta. He was born Aug. 11, 1918, in Waterford to Cleveland “Bud” Culver and Dolly Wright Culver. He was worked in road maintenance for Marshall County. He was a Pentecostal. He was the husband of the late Lucille Teasler Culver.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery at Laws Hill.

Survivors include two sons, George Culver and Billy Culver, both of Etta; two daughters, Susie Hicks of Sturgis and Emma Cundiff of Booneville, Ind.; one brother, Cleveland Culver of Waterford; two sisters, Annie Mae Feathers of Red Banks and Irene Nichols of New Albany; 14 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Ronald O. Walker

PONTOTOC – Ronald O. Walker, 42, died Monday, April 3, 2006, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

Mary Wright

ISOLA – Mary Craft Wright, 87, died Monday, April 3, 2006, at the Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. She was born near Ruleville. At an early age she moved to the Caile community, where she graduated from high school. She married James Neill Wright in 1936. They lived in Caile, where they farmed. She also was an assistant teacher at Inverness Elementary School for 19 years. She was a lifetime member of Caile United Methodist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Caile United Methodist Church with burial in Caile Cemetery. Boone-Card Funeral Home of Indianola is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Mary Carol James of Puckett; three sons, James Leslie Wright of Isola, Linwood Neill Wright of Belden and Samuel Arthur Wright of Benton, Ark.; 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today.

Jewel Page

FULTON – Jewel Merie Page, 88, died Sunday, April 2, 2006, at Daniel Health Care after a long illness. A Lee County native, she was born Oct. 5, 1917, to the late George and Lavada Hill Peoples. She was a Baptist. She worked at Reed Manufacturing and at Mantachie Manfacturing for several years. She was the former caretaker of the Lee County Home at Mooreville.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Gary O'Neal officiating. Burial will be in Gilvo Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Linda Martin and husband, Hershel, of Dorsey; one son, Jerry Page and wife, Doris, of Belden; six grandchildren, Mike Page and wife, Maria, Darlene Richey and husband, Ronnie, Amy Spradling and husband, Ken, Heather Michael and husband, Britt, Staci Arriola and husband, Richard, and Toni Page; several great-grandchildren; one sister, Carrie May Cayson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Page; a son, Wayne Page; a sister, Annie Taylor; and a granddaughter, Lisa Martin.

Pallbearers will be Mike Page, Harold Martin, Mike Cayson, Gary Cayson, Ken Spradling, Zachary Spradling, Richard Arriola and Ronnie Richey.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

Grady Shelley Sr.

ST. LOUIS – Grady Shelley Sr., 79, died Wednesday, March 15, 2006, at Delmar Garden Nursing Home in St. Louis, Mo. He was born Dec. 13, 1927, in Lowndes County to the late Buster and Virgie Lee Shelley. He served in the U.S. Air Force for more than 20 years. After retiring he lived in Columbus for several years before moving to St. Louis.

Services were Tuesday, March 21, 2006, at the Granberry Mortuary Chapel in Jennings, Mo., with the Rev. Major Boyd officiating. Burial was in the National Cemetery in Jefferson Barracks, Mo.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley, of St. Louis; one daughter, Vera M. Willis of Aberdeen; two sons, Grady Shelley Jr. of Memphis and Floyd Shelley of Columbus; one adopted daughter, Marian Scie of Pensacola, Fla.; two adopted sons, Carl Shelley of Columbus and Scottie Shelley of Eric, Pa.; several grandchildren.

Irma Mogridge

OXFORD – Irma Mae Tutor Mogridge, 85, died Sunday, April 2, 2006, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. She was a homemaker, a mother and a Baptist. She worked briefly as a beautician in Memphis. She had lived in the Oxford area for 30 years. She enjoyed gardening.

A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge.

Survivors include one daughter, Paula Kay Monsarrat of Germantown, Tenn.; one son, James Donald Mogridge of Thaxton; one brother, Richard Marlin Tutor of Arkansas; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James August Mogridge; her father, Atlas Marvin Tutor; her mother, Lottie Saunders Mogridge; her stepmother, Lottie Bell Clark Mogridge; a sister, Leon Tutor; a brother, Winfred Tutor.

Tammy Brown

RIPLEY – Tammy Tereall Brown, 35, died Saturday, April 1, 2006, at the Tippah County Hospital. She was born May 24, 1970. She was a member of Powerhouse Church in the White Oak community. She was preceded in death by her husband, Pervis Brown.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Foster and Son Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with the Rev. Larry Gillard officiating. Burial will be in Mosley Chapel Cemetery at Cotton Plant.

Survivors include one daughter, Shanta Alexander of Ripley; three sons, Vanicklus Alexander, Pervis Brown and Rashad Brown, all of Ripley; her mother, Judy Alexander of Ripley; her father, Andy Sammy Chills; her grandmother, Willie Lou Graham; her grandfather, Herbert Graham; two sisters, Trish Alexander and Tina Alexander; two brothers, Jerry L. Graham and Dennis Alexander.

Visitation will begin at noon Wednesday. A wake will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time.