Obituaries, April 7, 2006

Vetress Adams, Fulton
Katina Allen, Memphis
James Bailey, Corinth
Charles Barnes, Natchez
Gertha Berry, Pontotoc
Eddie Caviness Jr., Booneville
R.V. Crow, Booneville
Larry Dew, Meridian
Callie Edwards, Sulligent, Ala.
Don Gerred, Oxford
Kenneth Hall, Tupelo
Jessie Hambric, Hamilton, Ala.
Sally Johnson, Maben
James Jordan, Tupelo
Frank Lyle, Montgomery Village, Md.
Justine Nunn, Weir
Bud Pannell, Olive Branch
MarQuanthony Pritchard, Holly Springs
Elgene Senter, Smithville
Susanna Sims, Hamilton
Nita Slater, Punta Gorda, Fla.
Olene Snipes, Tupelo
Lois Sykes, Aberdeen
Reminder Thompson, Oxford
Sallie Usry, Grenada
Larry Wright, Burnsville

Bud Pannell

OLIVE BRANCH – Miles Cleovis “Bud” Pannell, 74, died Wednesday, April 5, 2006, at Methodist Hospital in Germantown, Tenn. He was born June 5, 1931, in Union County. He grew up in the Jericho community and graduated from Jericho High School, where he was an outstanding basketball player. He was baptized at Jericho Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Army, then moved to Memphis. He worked with W.T. Raleigh Co. for five years, MLG&W for five years and Gordon Transport for 21 years, retiring in 1983. He then worked for Film Transit for eight years, retiring in 1992. He lived in the Oakhaven community for 33 years and served as deacon at Oakhaven Baptist Church. He moved to Olive Branch in 1998 and began working at Brantley Funeral Home. He was a deacon at the First Baptist Church. He was a Mason.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Olive Branch. Private burial will follow in Blocker Cemetery. Brantley Funeral Home of Olive Branch is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Gladys Copeland Pannell, whom he married March 14, 1952; two daughters, Atoka and Dennis Carol; one granddaughter, Nicole; one great-granddaughter, Briana; one sister, JoAnn Stone; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Offie and Alvie Pannell, and six siblings, Odis, Mamie, William Eugene, Archie Todd, Mary Lee and “Cootie” Wayne.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Charles Barnes

NATCHEZ – Charles Clifford Barnes died Monday, April 3, 2006, at University Hospital in Jackson. He was born March 10, 1931, in Attala County to Flora Graham and Charlie Marion Barnes. He graduated from Mississippi College and served two years in the U.S. Army. He was retired from Armstrong Rubber Co. after more than 30 years in the scheduling department. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Natchez since 1953.

A memorial service was held Thursday, April 6, at the First Baptist Church of Natchez with Dr. Bill Hurt officiating. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. today at the New Hope Methodist Church Cemetery in Kemper County with the Rev. Sam J. Hull and the Rev. Lavelle Woodrick officiating. Laird Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Ouida Eldridge Barnes; four children, Charles Glenn Barnes and wife, Valerie, of Baton Rouge, La., Claire Lynn McCullough and husband, Calvin, of Ringgold, Ga., Donna Barnes of Tupelo and of the Mississippi State Court of Appeals, Jackson, and Paul Eldridge Barnes and wife, Tammy Parker, of Brandon; a daughter-in-law, Joyce Kates Barnes of Baton Rouge; 10 grandchildren; four sisters, Marion Jenkins and husband, Ballard, of Thomastown, Mary Kyle and husband, Weldon, of McCool, Margie Creason and husband, Jerry, of Mendenhall, and Frances Cockroft and husband, Jerry, of Jackson; one brother, Chester Barnes of Thomastown; a brother-in-law, Pat Ball of Houston, Texas; nieces and nephews.

Vetress Adams

FULTON – Vetress Adams, 94, died Wednesday, April 5, 2006, at Daniel Health Care in Fulton. She was born Feb. 6, 1912, to the late Clifford Dulaney and Hattie York Dulaney. She was a faithful member of the Lighthouse Baptist Church. A loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she enjoyed crocheting and spending time with her friends.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Howard Pearce and Bro. Wallace Strawn officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery at Fulton.

Survivors include one son, Kenneth Adams and wife, Wanda, of Fulton; two brothers, York Dulaney and Joe Dulaney of Fulton; six grandchildren, Dickie Works and Johnny Works of Columbus, Mitzi Nasce and husband, Richard, of Tupelo, Cindy Turner and Gregg Adams, both of Fulton, and Lori Little of Columbia, Md.; four great-grandchildren, Clay Turner, Lindsey Turner and Peggy Works of Fulton, and Hayley Nasce of Tupelo; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Adams; her parents; a daughter, Peggy Works; four sisters, Juanita Stockton, Faye Palmer, Jimmy Schumaker and Ann Palmer; and a brother, Lawrence Dulaney.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Turner, Kim Turner, Pug Wilemon, Bill Wilemon, David Strange and Danny Strange.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to service time Saturday.

MarQuanthony Pritchard

HOLLY SPRINGS – MarQuanthony DeAndre “Pooh” Pritchard, 20, died Saturday, April 1, 2006, at Regional Medical Center in Memphis. He was born Nov. 28, 1985. He was a member of Pleasant Grove M.B. Church at Red Banks and a maintenance worker for MIC Housing in Holly Springs.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Anderson Chapel CME Church in Holly Springs with the Rev. Deldrick Leasure officiating. Burial will be in Cottrell Memorial Garden in Holly Springs. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his mother, Pattie R. “Shag” Pritchard of Holly Springs; his father, Mark “Coon” Wright of Memphis; two sisters, Melanie Pritchard and Sacoya Wright, both of Memphis; four brothers, Zacharian Pritchard and Corey Pritchard, both of Holly Springs, and Markio Wright and Marcaus Wright, both of Memphis; his grandmothers, Pattie Mae Pritchard and Janie McNeil, both of Holly Springs; his grandfather, Eddie McNeil of Holly Springs.

Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home and from noon to 12:55 p.m. Saturday at the church. There will be no viewing after the eulogy.

Katina Allen

MEMPHIS – Katina Larette Allen, 33, formerly of Ashland, died Sunday, April 2, 2006, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. She was a 1990 graduate of Ashland High School and a graduate of State Tech of Memphis. She was a benefit administrator for Servicemaster Corp. in Memphis. She was a member of Easthaven Church of Christ in Memphis.

Services will be at noon Saturday at the Foundation of Life Christian Center in Lamar with Bro. William J. Colburn officiating. Burial will be in the South Ashland Church of Christ Cemetery in Ashland. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her mother, Dorothy Bryson Allen of Michigan City; one sister, Ronnetta Mason of Olive Branch; her grandfather, Jessie Bryson Sr. of Michigan City.

She was preceded in death by her father, Levi Allen, and her grandmother, Tinnie Bryson.

Pallbearers will be Landon Allen, Bobby Bryson, Rodney Bryson, Leon Crawford, Cedric Garmon, Winslow Isom, Adrian Jones and Silas Preston.

Honorary pallbearers will be Marvin Baird, Jerry Bryson, Jessie Bryson Jr., Jimmy Bryson, Winston Isom and Jeffery Mason.

Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 11 to 11:55 a.m. Saturday at the church. There will be no viewing after the eulogy.

Elgene Senter

SMITHVILLE – Elgene Cox Senter, 82, died Tuesday, April 4, 2006, at her home in Smithville after an illness of several months. She was born March 18, 1924, in the Oak Hill community of Monroe County to the late Woodie J. and Annie Lois Towery Cox. She was a lifelong resident of Monroe County and lived in Smithville for many years. She was a retired garment inspector employed by Monroe Trouser for more than 40 years. She was a member of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church. She enjoyed yard work and taking care of her cat, Little Boy. She married Stanley C. Senter on June 14, 1947, in Fulton; he preceded her in death in 2004.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Smithville with Dr. Lloyd Sweatt officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery in Amory.

Survivors include one daughter, Betty Reeves of Amory; a special nephew, Ed Cox of Smithville; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son-in-law, Don Reeves; a grandson, James Donald Reeves; and brothers and sisters.

Pallbearers will be Ed Cox, Jerome Cox, Boosie Leech, Robert Leech, Buddy Sullivan, Jimmy Douglas Cowley, Dudley Hester and Phillip Columns.

Dr. Roger Ratliff will be an honorary pallbearer.

Visitation will continue at the funeral home until service time today.

Memorials may be made to the Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Rev. Tom Rossi, 30067 Hwy. 371, Amory, MS 38821; or Meadowood Baptist Church, 1512 Hatley Road, Amory, MS 38821.

Don Gerred

OXFORD – Don Luther Gerred, 93, died Wednesday, March 29, 2006, at his home in Oxford. He was a member of Oxford University United Methodist Church. He was a retired employee of the U.S. Forest Service and a member of the Association of Retired Foresters. He was director of the Yazoo Tallahatchie Flood Control Soil Bank Project for 15 years. He was the husband of the late Edna May Collins Gerred.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Waller Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Frank Poole officiating. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery in Oxford.

Survivors include two sons, Frank J. Gerred of Lexington Park, Md., and William P. “Bill” Gerred of Washington D.C.; 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Mississippi Society of American Foresters, P.O. Box 9680, Mississippi State, MS 39762 (College Fund) or Boy Scouts of America.

Lois Sykes

ABERDEEN – Lois Louise Sykes, 85, died Wednesday, April 5, 2006, at the Care Center of Aberdeen. She was born Aug. 27, 1920, to Homer Chandler and Annie Woodson Chandler in Louisville. She was a lifelong resident of Monroe County. She was a graduate of Caledonia High School. She was a homemaker and a retired seamstress for Sharp Garment. She attended Hamilton Church of Christ.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Bro. Robert Moore and Bro. Andy Guyton officiating. Burial will be in New Prospect Cemetery.

Survivors include five daughters, Carolyn Walker of Caledonia, Martha West and husband, Ronnie, of Aberdeen, Linda Miller and husband, George, of Indianola, and Brenda Gay and husband, Ralph, and Durlynn Lavender and husband, Glen, all of Hamilton; two sons, James T. Sykes of Hamilton, and Roy Franklin Sykes and wife, Martha, of Aberdeen; two sisters, Lovie Watson and Lucy Humber, both of Caledonia; 19 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Durley Sykes; and two grandchildren, Mike West and Eric Lavender.

Her grandsons will be pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Reminder Thompson

OXFORD – Reminder Thompson, 94, died Monday, April 3, 2006, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. She was a native of Yalobusha County. She was a member of Second Missionary Baptist church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Second M.B. Church with the Rev. Eddie Goliday officiating. Burial will be in Bayson Chapel Cemetery in Water Valley. Hodges Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Norma Jean Robinson of Davenport, Iowa; three sons, Larry Redmond of Chicago, and Lloyd Redmond and Jimmy Thompson, both of Oxford; 10 grandchildren, a host of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Laura Frierson of Oxford.

Larry Wright

BURNSVILLE – Larry Wayne Wright, 55, died Thursday, April 6, 2006, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was a Baptist. He enjoyed outdoor activities, such as fishing, hunting and gardening, and also spending time with family and friends.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Dwight South and Bro. Tim Ryan officiating. Burial will be in Burgess Creek Cemetery.

Survivors include his mother, Marie Wright of Burnsville; one brother, Jerry Allen Wright of Iuka; a special aunt, Della Waldrep and husband, Gene, of Burnsville; two special cousins, Tammy and Towanna.

He was preceded in death by his father, Curtis Allen Wright, and his grandparents, Elton and Emma Nichols, and Clovis and Ethel Wright.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Wright, Keith Wright, Jamie Wright, Tommy Odom, Teddy Belue and Billy Willis.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to The One Mission Ministry, Jackson Camp Church, c/o Bonnie McNatt, CR 131, Tishomingo, MS 38873.

Kenneth Hall

TUPELO – Kenneth Raymond Hall, 58, died Sunday, April 2, 2006, at his residence after a brief illness. A Tupelo native, he was born March 4, 1948, to Bill and Jean Dickerson Hall. He was a 1966 graduate of Tupelo High School. He worked 20 years as a commercial and residential carpenter and business owner. For the past five years he had worked for Research Solvent as superintendant of operations. He was a member of West Jackson Street Baptist Church. An avid car racing fan, he enjoyed hunting and spending time with his family.

Services were Tuesday, April 4, 2006, in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Bert Harper and the Rev. Don Trammel officiating. Burial was in Lee Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Debbie Hall of Tupelo; a son, Brian Hagerty and wife, Dawn, of Los Angeles, Calif.; two daughters, Cole Smith and husband, Will, of Southaven and Brandi Hall of the home; two stepdaughters, Julie Phillips and Amy Littles of Tupelo; his parents, Bill and Jean Hall; three grandchildren, Brian James Hagerty of New Jersey, and Gavin and Gracie Smith of Southaven.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Randy Hall.

Pallbearers were Brian Hagerty, Ricky Roberts, Mike Gregory, Stanley Milward, David Stanford and Phil Cochran.

Jake Bailey was an honorary pallbearer.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1800 W. Main St., Tupelo, MS 38801; or Southern Care Hospice Group, 745 Rex Drive, Tupelo, MS 38801.

James A. Jordan

TUPELO – James A. Jordan, 48, died Wednesday, April 5, 2006, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. He was a graduate of the University of Mississippi, where he was a member of the football team.

A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the First Evangelical Church in Tupelo.

Survivors include his children, Austin Jordan of Oxford, and Amaris Jordan and Gabe Jordan of Tupelo; his grandfather, the Rev. Jesse McMillan, and sister, Cindy Jordan, of Kosciusko.

The family requests any memorials be made to the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo.

Callie Edwards

SULLIGENT, Ala. – Callie Edwards, 75, died Thursday, April 6, 2006, at Walker Baptist Medical Center in Jasper, Ala. She was born in Sulligent, Ala., to the late Gurley and Annie McClendon Wilson. She was a retired seamstress for McCoy Manufacturing and a member of Revelation Holiness Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Norwood Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. William Kirkman officiating. Burial will be in Wofford Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Lee Edwards of Sulligent; two daughters, Veronica (David) McCluskey of Sulligent and Mary (Carlos) Wiggins of Oakman, Ala.; three sons, Jeff (Barbara) Smith and Ray (Wanda) Smith, both of Vernon, Ala., and Tommy (Marie) Smith of Pontotoc; three sisters, Irene Box and Agnes McKay of Sulligent, and Dottie Adams of Pensacola, Fla.; 19 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Clarence J. Smith; a son, Michael A. Smith; and a brother, Junior Wilson.

Nita Slater

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. – Stella Juanita “Nita” Waits Slater, 77, died suddenly at her home in Punta Gorda, Fla., where she had lived the past eight years. She was born Aug. 10, 1920, in Coalton, Ohio, to the late Verna and John Walters. She lived more than 30 years in Okolona, where she was an employee of Style Line Furniture and a self-employed caterer. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Okolona and a former active member of the Ruth Chapter No. 6 Order of the Eastern Star in Okolona. She enjoyed reading and cooking.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Okolona Chapel of Holland-Harris Funeral Directors with Bro. Jerry East officiating. Burial will follow in Oddfellows Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, William Slater of Punta Gorda, Fla.; one daughter, Linda Palmer and husband, Ronnie, of the Palmetto community; two grandchildren, Rachael Hill and husband, Ken, of Palmetto, and Ronda Lockhart and husband, Greg, of Tupelo; three great-grandchildren, Sydney Kate Lockhart, Palmer Allen Lockhart and Karli Grace Hill; one brother and six sisters; numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons-in-law, Ken Hill, Greg Lockhart, Devan Hanna, Jimmy Daniel, Bobby Hester and D.L. Winters.

Visitation will be from noon to service time Sunday at the Okolona chapel.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 201 Main St., Okolona, MS 38860.

Gertha Berry

PONTOTOC – Gertha Mae Berry, 88, died Saturday, April 1, 2006, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a member of College Hill M.B. Church. She enjoyed cooking and gardening.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at New Salem M.B. Church. The Rev. Carl Shack will officiate, and the Rev. Lawrence McKenzie will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in College Hill Cemetery. Grayson-Porter's Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her children, R.B. Berry of Verona, Charlie (Juanita) Berry of Pontotoc, Walter (Patricia) Berry of Belden, Georgia Mae (James) Agnew of Detroit, Mich., Raymond (Ruby) Berry of Belden, Archie (Lurue) Berry of Pontotoc, Sadie M. (Walter) Glenn of Pontotoc, Annie (Handun) Glayner of Tupelo; one sister-in-law, Flossie Dillard of Pontotoc; a special nephew, Thurman Dillard of Gary, Ind.; 53 grandchildren, 81 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Birdie Dillard; her husband, George Berry; a brother, Franklin Dillard; and two children, Noble and Charley H. Berry.

Grandsons and nephews will be pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Olene Snipes

TUPELO – Olene Walton Snipes, 85, died Thursday, April 6, 2006, at The Sanctuary Hospice House after a lengthy illness. She was born July 30, 1920, in the Dorsey community in Itawamba County to the late Willie Edward and Nellie Mae Cooley Walton. A longtime resident of Tupelo and Bissell, she worked in the earlier years of her life with Blue Bell Manufacturing. For most of her working years, she managed Little Joe's Clover Leaf Drive In. In her later years she owned a flower arranging and wedding directing business. She was a longtime member of Bissell Baptist Church, where she was involved with the Team Kids and Awana Kids groups. Her husband, Lamar S. Snipes, preceded her in death on Sept. 14, 2003.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Randy Gillespie officiating. Burial will be in Tupelo Memorial Park.

Survivors include two sons, Wade D. Snipes and wife, Addie, of Bissell, and Grover E. Snipes and wife, Margie, of Germantown, Tenn.; one sister, Willie Mae Staten of Bartlett, Tenn.; seven grandchildren, Steven Snipes, Jennifer Vogel, Al Snipes, Ann Chambliss, Doug Snipes, Todd Snipes and Tammie Holiman; 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, John Edward Walton, and two sisters, Mabel Henley and Wanda Joyce Henson.

Pallbearers will be James Holiman, Thomas Chambliss, Doug Snipes, Steven Snipes, Eddie Walton and Larry Roebuck.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to The Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38803.

Sallie Usry

GRENADA – Sallie Trusty Usry, 108, died Wednesday, April 5, 2006, at the Grenada Lake Medical Center. She was born April 3, 1898. She was a retired employee of the Grenada County Sheriff's Department and a member of Hebron Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Garner-Harper Funeral Home Chapel in Grenada with the Rev. John Gray officiating. Burial will be in Grenada Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include two sons, Dr. W. Buford Usry of Calhoun City and Curtis R. Usry of Hernando; two daughters, Zelma Regan of Dallas, Texas, and Sue Grissom of Houston, Texas; 15 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, 35 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willis Steven Usry; two sons, William Russell Usry and J.D. Usry; and two grandchildren.

Sally Johnson

MABEN – Sally Johnson, 56, died Tuesday, April 4, 2006, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Services will be at noon Saturday at Bluff Creek Missionary Baptist Church in West Point with the Rev. Alvin Tate officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Carter's Mortuary Services of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Lanetria Johnson of Maben; her mother, Francis Johnson of Maben; three brothers, Tommie Johnson, Melvin Johnson and Clemmie Johnson, all of Maben; three sisters, Ophelia Lee of Reform, Mary Johnson and Creaner Williams, both of Maben; two grandchildren, Zykeria Williams and Aleahya Williams of Maben.

She was preceded in death by her father, Tony Johnson, and a sister, Dora Johnson.

Jessie Hambric

HAMILTON, Ala. – Jessie Hare Hambric, 90, died Thursday, April 6, 2006, at the Marion Regional Nursing Home in Hamilton, Ala. She was born Jan. 26, 1916, in Alabama to Wesley and Rosa Shook George, who preceded her in death. She was a former resident of Belmont. She was a homemaker and a member of Antioch Primitive Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Elvis Cochran officiating. Burial will be in Belmont City Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Jerry Hambric of Hamilton, Ala.; five sisters-in-law, Eulene Tidwell of Florence, Ala., Fayreen Duggar and Lana Palmer, both of Hamilton, Ala., Brenda Nix of Phil Campbell, Ala., and Delilah Middleton of Sheffield, Ala.; many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Frank Lyle

MONTGOMERY VILLAGE, Md. – Frank Allen Lyle died Wednesday, March 29, 2006, at the Shady Grove Hospital in Rockwell, Md. He was born April 15, 1934, in Tupelo to the late Berton E. Lyle Sr. and Beatrice Chilcote Lyle. He was a graduate of Tupelo High School, Southern Methodist University and Rice University with a master's degree. He was an member of the First United Methodist Church in Tupelo. He was an Eagle Scout in BSA Troop 12. He was an avid tennis player and worked as a tennis coach for Tupelo Parks and Recreation during the summers of his college years. After graduation he worked in the U.S. Army Airborne Division. He married Jerolyn Ross Lyle in 1957; she preceded him in death.

A memorial service will be held April 23, 2006, in Washington.

Survivors include his children, Kathryn Lyle and Jeff Lyle of Montgomery Village, Md.; one brother, Bert Lyle Jr. and wife, Pris, of Denton, Texas; one brother-in-law, Fred Ross Jr. and wife, Gail, of Jackson; one aunt, Wanda Haguewood of Meridian; several nieces and nephews; several cousins in the Tupelo area.

He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; and his parents-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ross Sr.

R.V. Crow

BOONEVILLE – R.V. Crow, 84, died Wednesday, April 5, 2006, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was born March 7, 1922, in Belmont to John David Crow and Nora Frederick Crow. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and recipient of the Purple Heart. He was a carpenter. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jackie Whitley officiating. Burial will be in Martin Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred Louise Wigginton Crow, whom he married May 9, 1942; one son, Danny Crow and wife, Rebecca, of Clarksville, Tenn.; one daughter, Pat Walden and husband, Tommy, of Booneville; one brother, Sylvester Crow and wife, Martha, of New Site; one granddaughter, Molly Wren and husband, Chris, of Booneville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Lester Crow, Leonard Crow, Carley Crow and Dexter Crow; and three sisters, Marie Wilson, Floy McCreary and Virgie Dean.

Pallbearers will be Tony Crow, Doug Crow, Jimmy McCreary, Howard Wigginton, Chris Wren, John Cunningham, Tommy Walden, Korey Cunningham and Adam White.

Larry Dew

MERIDIAN – Larry Webb Dew, 64, died Wednesday, April 5, 2006, at Rush Hospital in Meridian. He was a retired factory worker.

Services will be at 5 p.m. Saturday at Tutor Funeral Home Chapel in Magee. Burial will be in Magee City Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Diane C. Dew of Meridian; three sons, Jennings Dew and wife, Jennifer, of Tupelo, Paul King and wife, Heather, of Mize, and Burt King and wife, Kristi, of Sumrall; two daughters, Lisa Crider and husband, Ronny, of Jasper, Ala., and Elizabeth Burkett and husband, Walter, of Mendenhall; four brothers, Danny Dew of Sardis, Jerry Dew of Verona, Mike Dew of Clarksdale and Wayne Dew of Tupelo; three sisters, Gara Foster of Jackson, Judy Boothe of Sardis and Gloria Steele of St. Joseph, Mo.; 12 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Justine Nunn

WEIR – Justine Nunn, 75, died Sunday, April 2, 2006, at her home in Weir. She was a laundry worker and a member of Oak Hill M.B. Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Wolfe Creek M.B. Church at Booneville with the Rev. L.A. Springfield officiating. Burial will be in Derworth Cemetery in Biggersville. Sanders and Sanders Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangemnts.

Survivors include her husband, William Nunn of Booneville; one daughter, Catherine Fair of Weir; two sisters, Savannah Hamilton of Booneville and Mattie Mayes of Corinth; three brothers, James Burress Jr. of Seattle, Wash., and Luther Burress and John A. Burress, both of Baldwyn; two grandchildren, five great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Eddie Caviness Jr.

BOONEVILLE – Eddie W. Caviness Jr., 75, died Thursday, April 6, 2006, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Booneville Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

James H. Bailey

CORINTH – James H. Bailey died Thursday, April 6, 2006, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center after a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson's Funeral Services of Corinth.

Susanna Sims

HAMILTON – Susanna Sims, 86, died Tuesday, April 4, 2006, in Hamilton.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bethel M.B. Church with the Rev. Robert L. William officiating. Burial will be in Willis Cemetery. Belle Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Everlena Sims and Irene (Fletcher) Lindsey of Hamilton; four sons, Lee (Barbara) Sims Jr. and Augustia (Ressie) Sims of Memphis, Willie James (Gloria) Sims of Athens and Donald (Shirley) Sims of Amory; two sisters, Earlene Morgan of Aberdeen and Carrie Smith of Hamilton; 34 grandchildren, 83 great-grandchildren, 46 great-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Sims Sr., and four children, Evergreen Butler, Manuel Whitfield, Alforzinie Sims Sr. and Willie G. Whitfield.

Pallbearers will be Timmy Hogan, Denny Willis, Chris Lindsey, L.T. Willis, Bobby Robertson and George Moton.

Sons and grandsons will be honorary pallbearers.

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