Obituaries April 5, 2011

By NEMS Daily Journal

Nancy Collums
TUPELO – Nancy Ann Goodwin Collums, 70, died Sunday, April 3, 2011, at Sanctuary Hospice House. She was born Feb. 19, 1941, in Bruce to Elmer Gladis Goodwin and Marie Miller Goodwin. She was a homemaker, a babysitter and a member of Shiloh Baptist Church. She was “Grandmaw” to everybody in the community. She was an avid Atlanta Braves fan.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Houlka United Methodist Church in Houlka with Rev. Rusty Keen officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Houlka. Houston Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Jimmy Allen Collums of Houlka; her daughter-in-law, Cindy Collums of Pontotoc; her sons, Marty (Shelly) Collums of Houlka, Jimmy W. (Betsy) Collums of Houlka and Scott (Renee) Collums of Houlka; her grandchildren, Ashleigh (Randy) Wilson, Alli Frann Collums, John Collums, Christine Collums, Elizabeth Collums, Kara Beth Collums, Kenna Collums, Mary Karlyn Collums, Mark Allen Stevens, Dalton Collums and Brody Collums; her great-grandchildren, Ryleigh Clare Wilson, Ryder Wilson, Piper Wilson and Paisley Collums; her sisters, Jimmie Fay Quarrles of Grenada and Kay Ray of Kentucky; and her brother, Larry Goodwin of Bruce .
She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Ken Collums; her brothers, Willie Earl Goodwin, Jackie Goodwin, Gene Goodwin, Robert Goodwin and Laderal Goodwin.
Pallbearers will be John Collums, Dalton Collums, Brody Collums, Jerry Quarrels, Randy Wilson, Dixon Sullivan, Ryan Winter and Billy Melton.
Memorials may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House, 5159 West Main St., Tupelo, MS 38803.
Friends and family may leave a message on our online register book at www.houstonfuneralhomems.com.
Jeannine Maners
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Jeannine Eason Maners, 80, died Sunday, April 3, 2011, after a brief illness. She was born April 21, 1930, in Akron, Ohio. She grew up in Vale, Tenn., and later attended Central High School in Bruceton, Tenn. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a homemaker and employed at a ladies specialty shop. She was a member of Madison Street United Methodist Church and a former member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Tupelo.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at McReynolds-Nave and Larson Funeral Chapel with Dr. LeNoir Culbertson officiating. Burial will be in the Prospect Cemetery in Bruceton with Daniel Patterson and Dr. LeNoir Culbertson officiating.
She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Bill Maners of Clarksville; her son, Steve (Lynn) Maners of Tupelo; her daughter, Kathy (Dave) Patterson of Clarksville; her brother, Martin (JoAnn) Eason of Bruceton; her sister, Barbara (Bucky) Wiles of La Vale, Md.; and her grandchildren, Robyn Pardue, Spence Maners, Mary Meghan Mabus, Daniel Patterson, Scott Patterson and Kim Patterson.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Kathleen Sills Eason; her sister, Dorothy Hall; and brothers, Bobby, James and Baxter Eason.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until service time Wednesday.
Memorials can be made to Madison Street United Methodist Church, 319 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040 or to First Baptist Church, 435 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040.
Online condolences may be made at www.navefuneralhomes.com.
Ruthie Thrasher
RIPLEY – Ruthie Ellis Mullins Thrasher, 92, died Sunday, April 3, 2011, at Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. She was born on April 3, 1919, to Luther and Martha Ellie Swindel Mullins of Alcorn County. She was a homemaker and a member of Shiloh Independent Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Bro. Doc Shelton officiating. Burial will be in Shiloah Cemetery in Ripley. McBride Funeral Home in Ripley is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Sue Thrasher and Joyce Eaton, both of Ripley; one son, Bobby Thrasher (Nancy) of Ripley; three brothers, Blanchard Mullins (Betty) of Ripley, J.C. Mullins (Ruby) of Corinth and Dee Mullins of Ripley; three sisters-in-law, Juanita Mullins, Aileen Mullins and Patricia Mullins, all of Ripley; six grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Thrasher; her parents; one son, Honnell Thrasher; one sister, Ruby Arnold; and one brother, Leon Mullins.
Pallbearers will be Matt Thrasher, David Mullins, Jackie Smith, Riley Feazell, Cynthia Feazell and Marty Thrasher.
Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Feazell, Anthony Brock, Skyler Alsup and Kyle Thrasher.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 7 a.m. until service time on Wednesday at the funeral home.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.
“Spud” Parish
CORINTH – Dovie Pearl “Spud” Parish, 88, died Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at her home. She was born Dec. 29, 1922. She was a Jehovah’s Witness for more than 50 years.
Services were held Saturday, March 19, 2011, at Kingdom Hall Jehovah’s Witness in Iuka with Jeff and Christopher Jeffreys officiating. Burial was in New Salem Baptist Cemetery. Hight Funeral Home in Corinth was in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her grandchildren, Michelle Leonard Smith (Dana) of Corinth, Michael White of Meridian and Debbie Salus of Columbus, Ohio; her great-grandchildren, Chris Leonard (Ginger) of Corinth, Alex Pace (BJ) of Corinth and April Bryant of Mobile, Ala.; one great-great-granchild, Haydeen Pace; four step-great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Francis Bobbielene Embrey Loper of Shreveport, La.; a brother, Walter Willis Embrey (Mauree Bean) of Golden; a sister-in-law, June Bean Embrey of Golden; a special niece and caregiver, Elsie Suggs; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her spouse and father of her children, Calvin Everett Walters and Moses Parish; her parents, William Walter and Carrie E. Maxwell Embrey; five children, Carolyn Jeanette Knowles, Carrie Mae White, Charles Everett Walters and Earnejean Walters; her sisters, Willie Mae Robinson (Lorenzo), Mattie Faye Barnes (Dude) and Zella Ray Steele (Bob); her brothers, Erskine L. Embrey (Evelyn), M.T. Embrey (Birdie), James Kenneth Embrey (Lucy), Richard Coleman Embrey (Rita), George Samuel Embrey and Baby boy Embrey; and granchildren, Robbie Knowles and Melody Brant.
Ruby Maxey
SMITHVILLE – Ruby Maxey, 97, died Sunday, April 3, 2011, at River Place. Born on July 14, 1913, in Pontotoc County, she was a daughter of the late William Luther and Alma Baker Knight. She attended Pearce Chapel and Smithville schools. Strong in her faith, she was a member of Smithville United Methodist Church. Self-employed, she operated her beauty shop until retiring. She enjoyed writing the Smithville News, visiting with folks, working crossword puzzles and playing with her grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at E. E. Pickle Funeral Home in Smithville with Bro. Sammy Washburn officiating. Burial will follow in Smithville Cemetery. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Smithville is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by a two grandchildren that she raised as her own, Jennifer (Steve) Horn and Jerry Maxey Jr.; her other grandchildren, Tonya, Talisha and Chris; a great-granddaughter; great-grandsons, Taylor, Peyton and Chaz Horn, Nicholas Maxey and five other great-grandsons; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ferman Maxey; infant twin sons; adopted twin sons, Jerry and Terry Maxey; and brothers, Oscar, Fletcher and Curtis Knight.
Pallbearers will be Taylor, Peyton and Chaz Horn, Nick Maxey, Billy Pete Leech and Danny Stevenson.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home in Smithville.
Memorials may be given to Smithville United Methodist Church.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.eepicklefuneralhome.com.
J. C. Hatfield
BOONEVILLE – J. C. Hatfield, 84, died Saturday, April 2, 2011, at Longwood Community Living Center in Booneville. He was born Dec. 13, 1926, in Prentiss County to Pardon Jackson Hatfield and Birdie Della Jones. He was a United States Navy veteran of the Korean War. He was a supervisor in a General Motors automobile manufacturing plant, and he was a member of Osborne Creek Baptist Church. He enjoyed raising chickens, fishing, gardening and most of all, he loved and enjoyed his family.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Skeet Davis officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Memorial Garden. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Margie Trulove Hatfield, whom he married on April 10, 1947; a son, Jim Hatfield of Booneville; two daughters, Martha George (Danny) of Booneville and Wanda Sanford (Robert) of Guntown; a brother, Bobby Hatfield of Nettleton; three sisters, Marie Simmons of Morris, Ill., Martha Serrano of Booneville and Peggy Sloan (John) of Pontotoc; six grandchildren, Michelle Coats (Mike), Johnny George, all of Booneville, Vanessa Sansone (Richie) of Plantersville, Valerie Jones (Brad) of Saltillo, Jason Hatfield of Booneville and Vincent Vymola of Guntown.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Van Hatfield.
His grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Mrs. Ruth Galloway, 202 E. Skyline Drive, Booneville, MS 38829.
Jimmy Petrie
TUPELO – Jimmy D. Petrie, 70, died Sunday, April 3, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born July 9, 1940, in Charleston to Henry and Clara Hall Petrie. He retired after 23 years of service from the United States Navy in 1978. He had been stationed in such places as Oxnard, San Diego, San Francisco, Rhode Island and Guam. During his military career he was a First Class Petty Officer and served as a signalman on the USS Pyro, AE24, the USS Mallia and the USS Hall. He moved to Tupelo in 1983. He worked 18 years and retired as a route driver from Tupelo Hardware. He was a member of West Jackson Street Baptist Church.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the West Jackson Street Baptist Church with Rev. Bert Harper officiating. Burial will be in Fellowship Cemetery with military honors. W. E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Mary Petrie of Tupelo; three sons, William Petrie and Jimmy Petrie of the Auburn Community and David Henry Petrie (Mylinda) of Webb; five granddaughters, Jennifer Petrie of Cleveland, Brittany Scalf (Dylan) of Saltillo, Kriss Petrie of Oxford, Elaine Petrie of the Auburn Community and Olivia Petrie of Webb; one great-grandson, Logan Presley Scalf; and his mother, Clara Ray Hall Petrie.
He was preceded in death by his father and his two grandmothers, Rowena Hall and Cynthia Petrie.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Edgar Bennett
WALNUT – Edgar Murry Bennet, 78, died Thursday, March 31, 2011, at Tippah County Hospital in Ripley.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Corinth National Cemetery. McBride Funeral Home in Ripley is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.
Larry Young
TUPELO – Larry E. Young died Monday, April 4, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew and Sons Funeral Home in Baldwyn.
Evelyn Edwards
TUPELO – Evelyn S. amp”Evaamp” Edwards, 67, died Friday, April 1, 2011, at her home. She was born to A. Z. Standifer on January 16, 1944, in Smithville. She was a member of Palmetto C.M.E. Church. She was graduate of West Amory High School where she was an outstanding basketball player for the West Amory Wildcats. She attended Mary Holmes Jr. College in West Point. She was a former employee of Purnell Pride Hatchery for 20 years and Super Sagless Corp., for 20 years until she retired in December 2006. She was a faithful member of the Heroines of Jericho Palmetto Court No. #126.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Palmetto C.M.E. Church with Elder Leo Wright officiating. Burial will follow in the West Palmetto Community Cemetery. Darden and Sons Funeral Home in Amory is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her two sons, John Shey Edwards and Janson O’Neal Edwards of Tupelo; two daughters, Jacqueline Scott and Janice Edwards, both of Tupelo; two brothers, Howard (Emma) Standifer and Harold (Maxine) Standifer, both of Smithville; two sisters, Daphine Whitfield of Smithville and Merlin McLeod of Detroit, Mich.; one aunt, Carleen Hunt of Detroit; three brothers-in-law, Eddie (Victoria) Edwards, Clyde Edwards and Obie Edwards, all of Tupelo; two sisters-in-law, Fannie Freeman of St. Louis and Leora Edwards of Verona; and five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and two grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Family hour will be from 6 to 7 p.m. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the services on Wednesday.
Thurman Wood
PONTOTOC – Thurman Lee Wood, 92, died Monday, April 4, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Pontotoc. He was a charter member of Green Valley Baptist Church, a retired farmer and a WWII Army veteran.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Rev. Paul Sims officiating. Burial will follow in the Pontotoc Memorial Gardens. Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his son, Glen Ray Wood of Pontotoc; his daughter-in-law, Marianne Wood of Lake Cormorant; two granddaughters, Kimberly Northcutt and Kerry Yarber; and two great-grandchildren, Kaylee and Augustus Yarber.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hollis Lee Wood and Lender Herndon Wood; his son, Lee Hawthorne “Butch” Wood; his grandson, Calvin Lee Wood and his twin brother, Herman Edward Wood.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be offered at www.browningpontotoc.com.
Flora Motes
ABERDEEN – Flora Holliman Motes, 95, died Sunday, April 3, 2011, at the Pioneer Community Hospital in Aberdeen. She was born August 9, 1915, to Henry Holliman and Myrtle Thomas Holliman in Pickens County, Ala. She had resided in Aberdeen for the past three years. Prior to that she lived in Florida. She was a retired registered nurse from St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Meyers, Fla. She was a Baptist.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lebanon Cemetery with Roger Collins officiating. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Hazel Mobley (Buddy) of Aberdeen and Mary Palin; two brothers, Bobby Holliman (Edna) of Columbus and Donald Holliman (Mary) of Alvord, Texas; one sister, Maurine Higdon of Warrensburg, Mo.; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lebanon Cemetery fund or to the Darracott Fire Department.
An online guest registry and condolences may be accessed at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
Mary Hutson
TREMONT – Mary Cleo Hutson, 94, died Sunday, April 3, 2011, at her home. she was born February 19, 1917, to William Bailey and Viola Satterwhite Kerr. She attended Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church and was a homemaker. She enjoyed gardening, flowers and quilting.
Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Senter Funeral Chapel with Bro. Jackie Gray and Bro. Tim Harris officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church Cemetery. Senter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by three daughters, Cindy Hutson of Tremont, Sherry Richardson of Red Bay, Ala., and Nancy Wilson of Fulton; four sons, William Hutson, Wendell Hutson (Sandie) and Willis Hutson, all of Tremont, and Jack Hutson (Debbie) of Fulton; one sister, Cynthia Harris (Charles) of Hamilton, Ala.; 12 grandchildren, 5 stepgranchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Argie Hutson; two daughters, Mary Duvall (Joe) and Sarah Duvall (Bud); two sons, Wayne and Willard Hutson; and a son-in-law, Robert Richardson.
Pallbearers will be Chris Chad, Matt Wilson, Larry Duvall, Buddy Duvall and Ricky Duvall.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. until service time Wednesday.
Ann Cummings
IUKA – Ann Cummings, 52, died Monday, April 4, 2011, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka.
Onay Beard
SIPSEY FORK – Onay Ray Beard, 100, died Sunday, April 3, 2011, in Beaverton, Ala. Born on September 11, 1910, in the Sipsey Fork Community, she was a daughter of the Francis Marion and Adelena A. Irvin Ray. A homemaker, she was a lifelong resident of the Sipsey Fork Community. She was a faithful member of New Center Point Church where she had served as the church secretary for six years. She enjoyed helping others, playing the piano and singing, gardening, making quilts, cooking, reading her Bible and working puzzle books. She cherished the time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at New Center Point Church with Bro. Edward Puckett and Bro. Kelvin Price officiating. Burial will follow in Pickle Cemetery. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by a son-in-law, Charles Clifton of Greenwood Springs; her special nephew, Billy G. (Mary) King of Greenwood Springs; her grandchildren, Teresa Dillard of Greenwood Springs, Debbie (Ray) England of Hamilton, Ala.; Diane (Frankie) Woodruff of Sulligent, Ala.; Joan (Tony) Perry of Winfield, Ala., and Donna Kaye Gilmer of Sulligent, Ala.; her great-grandchildren, Laine (George) Thompson, Hailey Dillard, Jennie (Marion) Holcomb, Brandi Parker, Robert Lee Parker, James Wade, Jimmy Dewayne Woodruff, Ashley Woodruff, Nathan Flippo, Brent Flippo, Kelsey Templeton, Alexus Threadgill and Ryan Perry; 18 great-great-grandchildren; a great-niece, April (David) Dallas; and great-nephew, Chris (Christy) King of Splunge.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Wesley Beard, whom she married on December 23, 1934; her daughters, Imojean Gilmer and Magdalene Clifton; her sisters, Bertie Mae Ray, Lola Gray Ray Black, Mila Day Ray and Floree King; and a brother-in-law, Clarence King.
Pallbearers will be Chris King, Herbert Scott, Jerry D. Woodruff, Lee Parker, Nicholas Warren, Cory Lee, David Dallas and George Thompson.
Visitation will continue until the service time today at the church.
Peggy Sanders
AMORY – Peggy Faye Sanders, 67, died Monday, April 4, 2011, at Gilmore Memorial R.M.C. in Amory. Born on August 14, 1942, in Thrasher, she was a daughter of Whit Andrew and Lillian Oswalt Wilbanks. She attended Wheeler High School. She retired as a supervisor from Red Kap and was a member of Bigbee Baptist Church. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, listening to Gospel music and sewing.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at E. E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory with Bro. Tommy Whaley officiating. Burial will follow in Haughton Memorial Park. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her sons, Willis G. (Susan Kay) Sanders Jr., of Amory, Thomas Andrew (Lauren) Sanders of Southaven, Quitman Jason (Gayla) Sanders of Ridgeland and Jeffrey Lynn Sanders of Amory; her grandchildren, Paige (Drew) Gough, Morgan Sanders, Bailey Sanders, Caelin Sanders, Zack Golding and Whitney Loving; her great-grandchildren, Farrah Gough, Addison Loving and Jackson Loving; her aunt, Mary Ann Tyra of Amory; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Willis G. Sanders, and her siblings.
Pallbearers will be Drew Gough, Dale Wilbanks, Wayne Wilbanks, Larry Adams, Wayne Wilbanks and William Jones.
Honorary pallbearers will be Cody Taylor and Zack Golding.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to Bigbee Baptist Church Building Fund, 808 Walnut, Amory, MS 38821.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Reba Thorn
RED BAY, Ala. – Reba Jarnigan Thorn, 89, died Sunday, April 3, 2011, at Generations of Red Bay. She was a native of Franklin County, Ala., and a homemaker. She was a member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church and a member of the Eastern Star.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay with Bro. Greg Thorn and Bro. Billy Myrick officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Creek Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home in Red Bay is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include three children, Alvie Thorn (Beverly) Russellville, Ala., Hildred Gene Thorn (Brenda) and Virginia Johnston (Howard) all of Red Bay; one sister, Arvie Dean George of Tuscumbia, Ala.; 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elzie Thorn; her parents, Edgar and Ada Kuykendall Jarnigan; three brothers and one sister.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers will be her great-grandsons.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home and until service time on Wednesday.
John Wilson
BOONEVILLE – John Thomas Wilson, 83, died Sunday, April 3, 2011, at the Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillam Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Mary Sue Armstrong
BOONEVILLE – Mary Sue Armstrong, 77, died, Monday, April 4, 2011. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kesler Funeral Home.
Josephine Warren
AMORY – Josephine Davis Warren, 84, died Sunday, April 3, 2011, at Graceland Care Center in Pontotoc. Born on April 19, 1926, in Pontotoc, she was a daughter of George Washington and Lela Belle Matthews Davis. A wonderful lady with a big heart, she attended Wren School. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Amory and a former member of Trace Road Baptist Church. She was a seamstress, having worked at Wilson Manufacturing and for 30 years at Futorian. She was a great cook and enjoyed traveling, gardening, quilting and working in her flowers. She loved to talk and listen to gospel music.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at E. E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory with Bro. Bill Payne and Bro. Glen Hughes officiating. Burial will follow in Liberty Cemetery. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by a son, James (Sue) Warren of Red Bay, Ala.; her sisters, Linda Butler and Mable Taylor of Troy, Marie Kennedy of the Pleasant Grove Community and Mary Sue Chapman and Annie Rae Franklin both of Troy; her brother, Felix “Peke” Davis of Woodland; her grandchildren, Cindy Butts and Stacy Hamer of Birmingham, John Warren of Red Bay, Michael Warren of Durham, N.C., and Holly Kelly of Dorsey; her great-grandchildren, Lauren Goodwin, Allen Butts, Joshua Butts, Bradley Whitworth, Brooke Whitworth, Blake Whitworth, Krystal Hamer, Michael Hamer, Addie Warren and Michael Warren; two great-great-granddaughters, Ally Goodwin and Maddie Butts; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John L. Warren; her daughter, Peggy Warren Basden; her son, Billy Ray Warren; her brothers, George Washington “Dub” Davis Jr., and Hoyle Davis; her great-granddaughter, Kaitlyn Warren; and sister-in-law, Carol Davis.
Pallbearers will be John and Michael Warren, Sammy and Jackie Hall, Donald Warren, Bobby Franklin, Brian Butts and Brian Kelly.
Visitation will continue until the service hour today.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Bobbie Greene
CORINTH – Bobbie Greene, 79, died Sunday, April 3, 2011, at Whitfield Nursing Home. She was born October 10, 1931. She graduated from Corinth High School in 1951 and was a teacher for the Alcorn County School District at Oakland and Gift school, teaching the mentally challenged. She and her husband were the original owners of Ally Galley for many years. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church.
Service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dennis Smith and Bro. Tim Dixon officiating. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home in Corinth is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Gene Greene; her daughters, Annelle (Rick) Grier and Gene G. Shields, all of Corinth; her son, Joby Greene of Memphis; her sister, Edith Harms of Knoxville, Tenn.; her grandchildren, Alli (Tyler) Moss, Anna Katherine Grier, Davis, Jake, Jenny Grier, Will, Caroline and Lynley Shields; her great-grandchildren, Grier, Greeneley, Liddie Moss and Kate Neal Mayfield.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Nell Ketchem and a brother, Buddy Jobe.
Visitation will be from noon to service time Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to National Brain Tumor Foundation, 124 Watertown St. Suite 2D, Watertown, MA. 02472 or to a charity of one’s choice.
Robert Smith
HOLLY SPRINGS – Robert Leo Smith, 74, died Sunday, April 3, 2011.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Holly Springs Funeral Home with Bro. Johnathan Childers officiating. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
James Williams
CORINTH – James Edward “Hambone” Williams Sr., 68, died Sunday, April 3, 2011, at Mississippi Care Center. He was born July 6, 1942. He went to school at Eason High School. He was retired from Tyrone Hydraulics and attended church at St. Mark M.B. Church. He played with the Corinth Red Sox and football with Easom High Yellowjackets.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Mark M.B. Church with Rev. Houston Owens officiating. Burial will be in Concord Cemetery. Grayson Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his son, James Edward Williams Jr.; his daughters, Meta D. (Carlton) Betts of Corinth and Stacye M. (Kevin) Patterson of Ridgeland; his brothers, Tommy Ray (Brenda) Williams of Corinth and Charlie Cary Williams of Atlanta; his sisters, Gladys (James) Lusk and Sherry Lynn Harris, both of Corinth; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Eloise G. Williams; his son, Demarius Williams; and his parents, Grady and Alice Faye Williams.
Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7:30 Wednesday at the funeral home.
Nancy Skelton
RED BANKS – Nancy Jean Skelton, 48, died Sunday, April 3, 2011, at her home. She was born May 3, 1962, in Des Plains, Ill., to Karel and Jeanette Krueger Ellinger. She was employed at Syngery Gas and was a member of Red Banks Baptist Church.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Red Banks Baptist Church with Bro. Jonathan Childress officiating. Burial will be in Red Banks Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, Bro. Andy Skelton of Red Banks; her son, Jason Robert Skelton of Memphis; her daughter, Abby Lashell Benefiel of Red Banks; one brother, Karl Ellinger Jr., of Illinois; two sisters, Kimberly Naylor of Rolling Meadows, Ill., and Susan Shaffer of Norfolk, Va.; her grandchildren, Tara Bruce, Chase Bruce, Kelsey Bruce and Beau Benefiel, all of Red Banks; and her father, Karl Ellinger Sr., of Bemidji, Minn.
Pallbearers will be Jamie Rappa, Leroy Derrick, John McClatchy, Eddie Mitchell, Lem Rappa, Jon Woods and Ricky Novarese.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Danny Steele
PONTOTOC – Danny Steele, 61, died Saturday, April 2, 2011. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Lee Memorial Funeral Home.
Rudolph Young
TUPELO – Major Rudolph Williams Young died Monday, April 4, 2011, at his sister’s home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Verona.
Arlis Bagwell
PONTOTOC – Arlis Bagwell, 87, died Monday, April 4, 2011, at Magnolia Personal Care. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today.
Eluester Moore
CORINTH – Eluester Moore, 64, died Sunday, April 3, 2011, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel.
William Scivally
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – William “Bill” Houston Scivally, 72, died Saturday, April 2, 2011. He was a member of Winchester Road Baptist Church and was a U.S. Navy Veteran. He was a retired electrician for TVA and also worked for the FBI.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Winchester Road Baptist Church with the Bro. Hal Howard, Burt Rich and P.D. Nicaise officiating. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Pontotoc Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Pontotoc. Laughlin Service Funeral Home, Inc., is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his daughter, Michelle Luker (James) of Pell City; his son, James Michael Rhoden (Stacey) of Huntsville; his brother, Rex Scivally of Skyline; his grandchildren, Mikaela Hodges, Braden Luker, Gabriel Rhoden and Alexandria Rhoden; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Scott Scivally; his parents, Nolen Scivally and Vollie Russell Scivally; and sister, Glenda Scivally.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Winchester Road Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Huntsville Hospital Foundation.
Raymond Smith
BYHALIA – Raymond Daniel Smith, 63, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 3, 2011. He was born September 27, 1947, in Tuscaloosa County, Ala., to Melvin Pasco and Elizabeth Bigham Smith. He was a retired business owner of an auto repair shop and an U.S. Army veteran. He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Watson Community Church with Bro. Melvin Shackelford officiating. Burial will be in Byhalia Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Smith of Byhalia; his son, Kenneth Ray Smith of Byhalia; his daughter, Sharon Renee Vickers of Hickory Flat; four brothers, Wesley C. Smith of North Port, Ala., Rayford Allen Smith of Marion, Ky., Alvin C. Smith of Millington, Tenn., and Melvin Smith of Umitila, Fla.; five sisters, Annie V. Smith of West Little Rock, Ark., Kathleen Bates of Moundville, Ala., Joan Parker of Gordo, Ala., Betty Jean Cook of Southaven and Ivy Dean Bizzell of Golden, Mo.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.