By NEMS Daily Journal
ABERDEEN – Peggy Freeman Cantrell, 70, died Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center. Born on May 25, 1941, in Louise, she was a daughter of the late Glen and Mary Ellen Gray Ellis. She attended school in Duncan before moving to Missouri. On Dec. 15, 1958, she married Harold Wayne Freeman in Bertrand, Mo. She enjoyed fishing, yardwork, her dog, Buster, watching hummingbirds and her grandchildren.
A graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Wren Cemetery with the Rev. Harrison Upshaw officiating. Everyone is asked to meet at the cemetery at 2:50 p.m. Thursday. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her daughters, Connie Freeman Brown (Roger) and Carla Camire Harper (Gary) of Wren; grandchildren, Kevin Camire of Mooreville, and Emily Lee and Ethan Brown of Wren; sisters, Dot Jennings of Wren and Faye Lewis of Bertrand, Mo.; brothers, Bobby Ellis (Lucy) of Braidwood, Ill., Richard Ellis (Joyce) of New Lenox, Ill., Homer Ellis (Madiline) of Morris, Ill., John Ellis (Joyce) of Missouri and Bill Ellis (Jean) of Metropolis, Ill.; special friends, Jearl Nelson of Aberdeen and Glenda McCullar of Amory; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Harold Wayne Freeman and Felix Cantrell; her infant son, Terry Wayne Freeman; and a sister, Betty Morris.
Pallbearers will be Jim Godsey, Calvin Lee, Lawrence Lewis, Ricky Brown, Carl Godsey and Randall Leverett.
Memorials may be given to American Cancer Society, c/o Beth May, P.O. Box 269, Amory, MS 38821.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Eunice L. Frazier
CHICAGO – Eunice L. Frazier, 73, died Sunday, April 1, 2012, at her home in Chicago. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen.
CORINTH – Randy Hill, 50, died Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel of Corinth.
GATTMAN – Jewel Dean “Tootie” Cantrell, 70, died Sunday, April 1, 2012, at Gilmore Memorial Medical Center in Amory. She was born May 26, 1941, in Lamar County, Ala., to William Olcie and Mary Alice O’Mary Cantrell.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Otts Funeral Home Chapel in Sulligent, Ala. Burial will follow in Lockhart Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, David Cantrell of Gattman; sons, Thomas Wayne (Kathy) Cantrell of Gattman and William David (Jennie) Cantrell of Shoshone, Idaho; daughter, Christy Taylor (Josh) Reese of Tupelo; grandchildren, Samantha Dawn Cantrell, Zachary Thomas Cantrell, Jennifer Jean Cantrell, Cody Cantrell, Sonny Reese and Austin Reese; great-grandchild, Roper Jewel Pierson; stepgrandchildren, Matt Hankins, Brad Hankins and Zachary Chilly Hankins; brothers, Melton (Myrtie Bell) Cantrell of Vernon, Ala., and Robert (Mary) Cantrell of Cullman, Ala.; and sister, Marrine Young of Hastings, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Geral Dean Cunningham; and brothers, Merlin Cantrell, George “Shorty” Cantrell and William Haylen Cantrell.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Brendon M. McGuire, Dr. Basem Alkurdi, Dr. David Morris, Dr. Dan Bennet and Dr. Steven Hathcock.
Visitation will be from 6 until 9 p.m. today.
Condolences and special memories may be shared with the family at www.ottsfuneralhome.net.
Billie Jean Hawkins
ABERDEEN – Billie Jean Owings Hawkins, 70, died Monday, April 2, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Nov. 17, 1941, in Monroe County to Jim Mayfield Owings and Mary Catherine Howell Owings. She was a lifelong resident of Aberdeen. She was a pharmacy technician with Fred’s Pharmacy in Aberdeen and a member of the First Baptist Church of Aberdeen.
A Celebration of Life Service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Bro. Mac Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Howell Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Grant Hawkins of Aberdeen; one daughter, Terri Lynn London (Jay) of Tupelo; one son, Ronnie Owings (Lisa) of Athens; one brother, Bobby Owings (Jo Ann) of Athens and four grandchildren, Lance Owings, Hunter Owings, Taylor Owings and Ella Cate London.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Pallbearers will be Billy King, Jimmy Harrington, Eddie Arnold, Gus Jones, Terry Pinkerton, Frank Bender, David Lusby and Stanley Newman.
Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. today at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.
Memorials may be made to the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo or to Palmer Home for Children in Columbus.
An online guest registry and condolences may be accessed at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
RIDGELAND – Carol Linda Weeks, 71, died Monday, April 2, 2012, at the Select Specialty Hospital in Jackson.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora. Burial will follow in the William Springs Cemetery in Choctaw County.
Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. today at the funeral home.
SHANNON – Robert Young died Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at his home in Shannon. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn.
OXFORD – Martha Louise Savage, 65, died Monday, April 2, 2012, at her home near Oxford.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Coleman Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Garden of Memories at Coleman Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be left at www.colemanfuneralhome.com.
CORINTH – Services for Diane Trimble will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
NEW ALBANY – Ralph Mosley, 72, died Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany.
Jimmy Ray Davis
MIDLOTHIAN, Va. – Jimmy Ray Davis, 70, formerly of Booneville, died Saturday, March 31, 2012, in Midlothian, Va., after a long illness. He attended New Site High School and worked in the furniture manufacturing industry for over 30 years. He was a member of South Prentiss Baptist Church and served in the Booneville National Guard.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the memorial garden of The Brandermill Church. A memorial service in Mississippi is being planned for this summer. Woody Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Judy Farrar Davis of Midlothian, Va.; his daughter, Nicole Davis Helmantoler (John Helmantoler) of Midlothian; his granddaughter, Ava Elizabeth Helmantoler of Midlothian; his brother, Edward Davis of Booneville; three sisters, Evelyn Wright of Booneville, Ivie Walden of West Monroe, La., and Beverly Stockton of Lombard, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Leslie Davis; three brothers, Garvis, Gernice and Foice Davis; and four sisters, Verma Stacy, Willodean Rutherford, Edith Stokes and Vera Bishop.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to The Brandermill Church, 4500 Millridge Parkway, Midlothian, VA 23112.
Online condolences may be placed at www.woodyfuneralhomehuguenot.com.
WEST POINT – Mary Emma Glass, 54, died Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Calvert Funeral Home of West Point.
CORINTH – Gladys Heard, 89, died Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at the Whitfield Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel.
RIPLEY – Joyce Cox Mann, 76, died Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at the Tippah County Nursing Home in Ripley. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home in Ripley.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
STEWART – Doyle Jones, 67, died Monday, April 2, 2012, at his home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora. Burial will follow at Pine Forest Cemetery in Montgomery County.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Hazel Cleveland Jr.
GOLDEN – Hazel Cleveland Jr., 81, died Monday, April 2, 2012. He was born on Feb. 23, 1931, to Jerry Anderson and Beatrice Rogers Cleveland in Itawamba County. He was a member of the Saucer Creek Church of Christ. He was a lifelong sportsman. He was a corporal in the Army, stationed in Germany. He was retired from Mueller Brass.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Johnny Taylor and Bobby Cleveland officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, John (Beth) Cleveland of Centerville, Va.; sisters, Kathleen Garrison, Earlene Strickland and Opelene Garrison; brothers, Clarence, Billy Ray and Jerry Wayne Cleveland; grandchildren, Megan, Courtney and Kellie Reed Cleveland; special friend, Sue Taylor and more than 100 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Wood Cleveland; his parents; a son, Gary Lee Cleveland; brothers, Larry, Bobby, Virgil, Rex, Grady and Harold Cleveland; and sisters, Revenelle Taliaferro and Charlene Cleveland.
Pallbearers will be Charles, Freddy, Arnold, Tony, Lanny and Danny Cleveland, Matt Graham and Ricky Summerford.
Honorary pallbearers will be James Cleveland, Claude Shook and Dwight Johnson
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to service time Thursday.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com.
OXFORD – Willie Lee “Will” Chatman, 55, died Friday, March 29, 2012, at his sister’s residence in Toccopola. He was a native of Lafayette County and the son of Jessie and Reannie Chatman. He was a member of South Salem M.B. Church. He loved to fish, clean yards, do word find puzzles and be around his family.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at East Providence M.B. Church. The Rev. Johnny Frost will officiate. Burial will be in Garden of Memories. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by one daughter, Demetria (Scott) Wright of Oxford; four sisters, Bessie Flemons of Toccopola, Mary (Robert) Pegues and Mary (Keith) Pegues, both of Oxford, and Robessie (Bill) Caulfield of Dallas, Texas; two brothers, Robert (Nancy) Chatman of Taylor and John Ivy of Indianapolis, Ind.; and four grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at East Providence M.B. Church.
OXFORD – Patricia Ann Archie-Herod, 60, died Friday, March 29, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. She was a native of Oxford and the daughter of Joe Willie and Elizabeth Archie. She was a 1970 graduate of Central High School in Oxford where she was a majorette and member of the dance team. She was a member of Second M.B. Church.
Services will be at noon Thursday at Second M.B. Church. The Rev. Andrew Robinson Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in Brown’s Chapel Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, David Herod of Lockport, Ill.; one daughter, Veda C. Draine of Oxford; one stepdaughter, Tekela Herod of Minneapolis, Minn.; two sisters, Mary Anderson of Memphis and Sharon Banks of Oxford; and four grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Second M.B. Church.
OXFORD – Sadie Wilson, 76, died Saturday, March 31, 2012, at her residence in Oxford. She was a native of Somerville, Tenn., and the daughter of Will and Pearl Ketchum. She was a member of New Testament Holiness Church in Abbeville. She loved to sew, watch soap operas, shop and cook. She was the wife of the late Latta Wilson Sr.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Jesus’ Crown of Life Apostolic Pentecostal Church in Oxford. Sis. Martha Neal will officiate. Burial will be in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by five daughters, Christine (Roy) Cook, Florine Price, Pearlie (Scott) Dean and Lisa Wilson, all of Oxford, and Carolyn Riley of Memphis; one son, Thurmomd Wilson of Oxford; one sister, Jencu (L.V.) Atkins of Memphis; one brother, Harrison (Dorothy) Ketchum of Memphis; 26 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
BLUE SPRINGS – Clifton Ray Jones, 49, formerly of Pontotoc, died Monday, April 2, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was a member of Eggville Freewill Baptist Church and an employee of Day-Brite Lighting. An animal lover, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding his motorcycle.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc with the Rev. Gerald Gann officiating. Burial will follow in the New Harmony Cemetery in Union County.
Survivors include his wife, Ann Jones of Blue Springs; his mother, Dianne Jones of Tupelo; two brothers, Jason Jones and Brad Jones; one sister, Tracy Harris; two stepdaughters, Kristen Stegall (Daniel) and Ginger Hill (Chris); four grandchildren, Dalton and Kaleb Stegall, Anniston Hodges and Colton Hill; one nephew, Jarrod Greer; one niece, Leighann Harris; and two brothers-in-law, Randy Moody (Dianne) and Michael Dean Bailey.
He was preceded in death by his father, Billy Ray Jones; and his grandparents, Herbert and Dolly Roberts, Jack Jones and Ruby Jones.
Pallbearers will be Benny Roberts, Buddy Carroll, Rusty Wilkerson, Alan Rodgers, Chris Hill and Daniel Stegall.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from noon to service time Thursday.
BALDWYN – Elizabeth Spencer Flowers, 84, formerly of Baldwyn, died Monday, April 2, 2012, at her home in Plano, Texas. She was a property manager before retiring.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Joe Caraway officiating. Burial will be in Pratt Cemetery.
She is survived by one son, Guy Michael Adams (Ann) of Plano, Texas; two grandchildren, Michael Jason Adams and Christopher Cade Adams (Kerri); and three great-grandchildren, Jackson Oliver Adams, Carolyn Marie Adams and Lila Grace Adams.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Carmon Loftin Spencer, and three brothers, Bud Spencer, Charles Spencer and Billy Joe Spencer.
Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service on Thursday.
CORINTH – Willie Pearl Rodgers died Monday, April 2, 2012, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth after a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson Funeral Services of Corinth.
Thomas Jean Jones
SARDIS – Thomas Jean Jones, 53, died Monday, April 2, 2012, at her home in Sardis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Sardis.