Obituaries, April 8, 2005

Louise Straughter

ABERDEEN – Louise Straughter, 90, died Monday, April 4, 2005, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She enjoyed sewing.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Greater Ebenezer M.B. Church with the Rev. L.C. Cook officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three daughters, Lucille Hoskins, Earline Straughter and Essie Straughter; four sons, Jimmy Lee Straughter, Otis Straughter, J.C. Straughter and Johnny Straughter; 27 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Amos Straughter, and two sons, Sam Straughter and Willie C. Straughter.

Willie Stewart

ABERDEEN – Willie Lee Stewart, 66, died Monday, April 4, 2005, in Indianapolis, Ind.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Spring Creek M.B. Church with the Rev. Kelly officiating. Burial will be in Spring Creek Cemetery. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a daughter, Marilyn Stewart; five sons, Willie B. Stewart, James Stewart, Melvin Stewart, Chris Stewart and Charles Scott; two sisters, Earnestine Morton and Robbie Morton; a brother, Sonny Stewart.

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

Ida Mae Burton

HOLLY SPRINGS – Ida Mae Spight Burton, 62, died Sunday, April 3, 2005, at Alliance Healthcare in Holly Springs. She was a retired certified nursing assistant at Trinity Mission Health and Rehabilitation of Holly Springs. She was a member of Pleasant Grove M.B. Church in Red Banks, where she was a missionary, president of the Kitchen Committee, and a member of the choir and the Mothers Board. She was a member of the Golden Stars singing group and Heroines of Jericho Court No. 38.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pleasant Grove M.B. Church with the Rev. S.A. Phillips officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Henry Burton Jr. of Holly Springs; two daughters, Thatan S. “Meechie” Blake of New Albany and Tamara D. Burton of Oxford; a son-in-law, Willie Blake of New Albany; a brother, John Spight of Holly Springs; a sister-in-law, Annie Spight of Holly Springs; a grandson, Courtney C. Blake of New Albany.

She was preceded in death by her father, Grady Spight, and her mother, Jencie Crumb Spight.

Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, with the family hour from 7 to 8 p.m. today. Visitation will continue from 10 to 10:55 a.m. Saturday at the church. There will be no viewing after the eulogy.

Dorothy Tidwell

HOLLY SPRINGS – Dorothy Jean Lumpkin Tidwell, 53, died Sunday, April 3, 2005, in DeSoto County. She was a retired clerk for King's Cleaners in Holly Springs. She graduated from Holly Springs High School and attended Rust College. She was a member of Anderson Chapel CME Church in Holly Springs.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Anderson Chapel CME Church with the Rev. Denise Anders-Modest 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 a daughter, Catina K.S. Tidwell of Nashville, Tenn.; her mother, Marie Washington Lumpkin of Holly Springs; three sisters, Fannie Lampley of Holly Springs, Barbara Walls-Pierce of Memphis and ReneZ Lumpkin of Sydney, Australia; two brothers, Richard Lumpkin Jr. and Isiah Lumpkin, both of Holly Springs; a grandson, Kashon Dismuke of Nashville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Louis Tidwell, and her father, Richard Lumpkin Sr.

Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 1 to 1:55 p.m. Saturday at the church. There will be no viewing after the eulogy.

H.C. Bell

OXFORD – H.C. “Shorty” “Bill” Bell, 71, died Wednesday, April 6, 2005, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. He was a native of Lafayette County. He was a retired service attendant for Kelley and Chevron Gas Station.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Flint Hill M.B. Church at Etta. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Hodges Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a daughter, Doris McIntosh of Tampa, Fla.; four sons, Mark Bell of Atlanta, Ga., Kenneth McIntosh and Wilfred Bell, both of Oxford, and Michael Bell of Taylor; two sisters, Ora Lee Redmond of Oxford and Helen McCullough of Baltimore, Md.; nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5 to 6 p.m. today.

Hixie Freeman

OXFORD – Hixie Mae Freeman, 82, died Thursday, April 7, 2005, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Hodges Funeral Home in Oxford.

Woodson Powell

HATLEY – John Woodson Powell, 85, died Wednesday, April 6, 2005, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory after a brief illness. He was born May 16, 1919, in Coal Valley, Ala., to Luther Dexter and Ella Jane Upton Powell. He had lived in Itawamba County and in Hatley for the past 61 years. He was a truck driver for Parham Trucking before retiring. He was a member of Christian Chapel Church of Christ. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory with Bruce Holt and Jason Azbell officiating. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery in Monroe County.

Survivors include his wife, Olema Powell of Hatley, whom he married Dec. 20, 1936, in Itawamba County; three sons, John Powell and wife, Carrie, of Virginia Beach, Va., and James Powell and wife, Shirley, and Bo Powell and wife, Linda, all of Amory; a daughter, Ruth Adams and husband, Robert, of Amory; a brother, Arnold Powell and wife, Jo Nell, of Raymond; a sister, Ruby Umfress of Amory; 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Clifford Powell and an infant brother; two sisters, Vema Baker and Velma Daniel; and two grandsons, Lance Powell and Steve Adams.

Pallbearers will be Patrick Powell, Kevin Powell, Joey Umfress, Brad Comer, Benjie Powell and Tommy Smith.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

Memorials may be made to Christian Chapel Church of Christ, 60415 Hatley Road, Amory, MS 38821.

Joe Harris

WATER VALLEY – Joe Nelson Harris, 89, died Wednesday, April 6, 2005. He was born June 10, 1915, in Water Valley to the late Wilkie Harris and the late Mary Person. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Masonic Lodge in Water Valley. He was a member and deacon at Pine Grove Baptist Church in Water Valley. He was the husband of the late Hattie C. Harris.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Pine Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Johnny Roland officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery. Seven Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include five daughters, Katie Townsend and Vera Mae Harris, both of Water Valley, Suzie Bain and Brenda Joyce Story, both of St. Louis, Mo., and Lillian Gail Wise of Oakland; eight sons, Wayne Harris of Courtland, and Joe Earl Harris, Levo Harris, Harvey Lynn Harris, Willie Ike Harris, Jimmie Harris, Sherman Harris and Bill Harris, all of Water Valley; 75 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren.

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

Bill Southward

TISHOMINGO – William W. “Bill” Southward died Thursday, April 7, 2005, in Booneville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka.

Dr. Gary Johnson

STARKVILLE – Dr. Gary Paul Johnson died Wednesday, March 23, 2005, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born Feb. 5, 1944, in Seattle, Wash. He was professor emeritus of Mississippi State University. He worked with persons preparing for positions in educational leadership at Pennsylvania State University, St. John's University, Arkansas State University, Bowling Green State University and Mississippi State University. He attended the Starkville Church of God.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Starkville Church of God.

Survivors include his wife, Teresa Mantz Johnson; his children, Joy Cecily of Starkville, Jay of Hattiesburg, Lara Sitler of Bramwell, W.Va., Karin Johnson of Marshall, W.Va., Christen Ellis Payne of Decatur, Ala., and Tracy Ellis Burns of Lake Cormorant; seven grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Starkville Church of God or the First Christian Church of Blytheville, Ark.

Emma Collins

WEST POINT – Emma Louise Collins, 56, died Monday, April 4, 2005, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus. She was born Nov. 12, 1948, in West Point. She was an employee of the Tin Lizzie Restaurant and a former teacher for CCARC. She was a member of “The Church.”

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Third Mt. Olive M.B. Church with the Rev. Michael Cannon officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Carter's Mortuary Service is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include four sons, James M. Collins, Octavius Collins, Albert Collins and William (Valencia) Collins, all of West Point; a daughter, Kimberly Collins of West Point; two brothers, Hampton (Pearl) Collins of South Bend, Ind., and Jessie (Willye) Collins of West Point; six sisters, Mary Williams, Lizzie Walker and Bobbie Parson, all of West Point, Emma Mae Beck and Laura Beck, both of Chicago, and Diane Harris of Denver, Colo.; six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, Albert Beck; her mother, Elsie C. Parker; and brothers and sisters, Cammie Smith, Isiaha Collins, Willie L. Collins and James L. Collins.

Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Evelyn Farley

COLUMBUS – Evelyn Ruth Wright Farley, 53, died Wednesday, April 6, 2005, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Sept. 24, 1951, in Columbus. She was a homemaker and a member of Living Faith Tabernacle in Columbus. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Columbus with Bro. James Gardner officiating. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery in Columbus.

Survivors include her husband, James “Jim” Farley of Columbus, whom she married Nov. 18, 1966, in Lowndes County; a daughter, Sandy Jacobs of Columbus; three sons, Tommy James Farley and wife, Barbara, of Pearl, John Wesley Farley and wife, Penny, of Knoxville, Tenn., and Bobby Farley of Tupelo; eight grandchildren; her mother, Lillie Ruth Wright of Caledonia; three sisters, Alice Fay Rushing and husband, Bill, of West Point, Wanda Ann Bradley and husband, David, of Columbus, and Hazel Jean Seichrist and husband, Ricky, of Caledonia; three brothers, Edward “Bubba” Wright and wife, Pam, of Ridgeland, and Wallace Allen Wright and wife, Amy, and Robert Wright and wife, Diane, all of Columbus.

She was preceded in death by her father, Edward B. Wright.

Pallbearers will be Andy Bradley, Chad Bradley, Jason Haynes, Shane Wright, James Logan and Chris Smith.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. John Martin Lee Jr., Dr. Gregory Hale, Dr. Tzonko Milev, Dr. Kenneth Kellum and Dr. Thomas Wooldridge.

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

Annie Field

EUPORA – Annie Gaye Brown Field, 97, died Tuesday, April 5, 2005, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Eupora. She was born Feb. 22, 1908, in Lauderdale County. She was a retired home economics teacher at Eupora High School from 1936 until 1970. She had been a member of the First Baptist Church of Eupora since 1936. She was the widow of Charles N. Field.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Eupora First Baptist Church with the Rev. William S. Stewart officiating. Burial will be in the Eupora City Cemetery. Oliver Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a sister, Mabel Brown Niles of Meridian; two brothers, James Elton Brown of Agricola and John Milton Brown of Saraland, Ala.; 13 nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Travis Tramel Sr.

BATESVILLE – Travis Lewis Tramel Sr., 72, died Wednesday, April 6, 2005, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. He was born Oct. 27, 1932, in Panola County to Webster and Daisy Gray Tramel. He was a retired truck driver for Dunlap & Kyle after 44 years. He was a member of Pilgrim's Rest Baptist Church in Batesville. He was preceded in death by his wife, Vaneda Wright Tramel.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Pilgrim's Rest Baptist Church with the Rev. Wes Sherman and the Rev. Billy Credille officiating. Burial will be in Pilgrim's Rest Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home of Batesville is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a daughter, Judy Lynne Tramel Fos of Batesville; two sons, Ricky Lee Tramel and Travis L. Tramel Jr., both of Batesville; a brother, Melvin Tramel of Batesville; two grandchildren, Chris Fos and Hilda Fos.

Ann Whitehead Credille

GOLDEN – Ann Whitehead Credille, 51, died Wednesday, April 6, 2005, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a native of Red Bay, Ala., and a homemaker.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Jimmy Massey officiating. Burial will be in Belmont City Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband of 36 years, E.L. Credille of Golden; a daughter, Melissa Credille of Golden; two sons, Daniel Credille of Golden, and Jobal Credille and wife, Samantha, of Florence, Ala.; a grandson, Alexander Credille of Florence, Ala.; four brothers, Lonnie Ray Whitehead and Mike Whitehead, both of Red Bay, Ala., and Depaul Whitehead and William Lee Whitehead, both of Georgia; two sisters, Geanette Ledloe and Nadine Ginn, both of Red Bay, Ala.; a sister-in-law, Sarah Whitehead.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joel and Rossie Whitehead; a brother, Leroy Whitehead; and an infant son and infant daughter.

Pallbearers will be Doyle Ginn, Randall Credille, David Dishman, Les Archie, David Tubbs and Jeff Bonelli.

Visitation will be at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. today and until service tme Saturday.

Jim Swoope

WEST POINT – James Prowell “Jim” Swoope, 80, died Thursday, April 7, 2005, at the Mississippi Veterans Nursing Home in Kosciusko. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Calvert Funeral Home of West Point.

Richard Mills

NEW ALBANY – Richard Joseph Mills, 30, died Wednesday, April 6, 2005, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. He was a professional artist and writer. He was a Presbyterian and a member of the Garrettsville Masonic Lodge No. 246. As a youth he was active in the Boy Scouts. He was an avid Cleveland Browns fan.

A memorial service will be at noon Saturday at McMillan Funeral Home in Booneville. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to service time Saturday.

The funeral service will be Tuesday at Russell Funeral Home in Middlefield, Ohio. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery in Vienna, Ohio. Visitation with Masonic rites will be Monday at Russell Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife, Holly Mills of New Albany; his parents, Frank and Ethel Mills of Southington, Ohio; a brother, Andrew Allen Mills and fianceZ, Jamie, of Warren, Ohio; his grandparents, Franklin and Virginia Mills of New Site, and Harry Dye of Warren, Ohio; several aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Frances Dye.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in his name be made to the Greater Reserve Council BSA, 4930 Enterprise Blvd. NW, Warren, OH 44481.

Juanita Livingston

BOONEVILLE – Juanita Livingston, 84, died Wednesday, April 6, 2005, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a long illness. She was a member of Mt. Pisgah Freewill Baptist Church and a retired employee of Prentiss Manufacturing Company.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Pisgah Freewill Baptist Church with Bro. Glen Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Morgan and husband, Gerald, of Rienzi; a son, Joe Livingston and wife, Donna, of Mishawaka, Ind.; a sister, Mildred Higgins of Arkansas; three grandchildren, Karen Tucker, Jerry Morgan and Susan Mooney; six great-grandchildren, Kayla and Tyler Tucker, Mallory and Justin Morgan, and Hunter and Alli Mooney.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arby G. Livingston; and four sisters and four brothers.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to services Saturday.

Grady Williams

HOUSTON – Grady C. Williams, 77, died Thursday, April 7, 2005, at his home. A native of Chickasaw County, he was a member and retired pastor of New Hope Church of God. He was a licensed funeral director and worked with Southern Funeral Chapel. A U.S. Army veteran, he received his GED at the age of 55. He was active in several organizations.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at New Hope Church of God at Thorn with Bros. Greg Moss, Johnny Creasy and Charlie Hamblin officiating. Burial will be in Elzey Cemetery. Southern Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Mary L. Williams of Houston; two daughters, Pat Bowman and James of Holly Springs, and Marcy Alford and Rodney of Texas; a son, Mitchell Williams of Houston; a stepson, John J. Guinozzo of Memphis; three sisters, Gladys Barnett and Kenneth of Memphis, Louise Pepper and Billy of Houston, and Wanda Owen and Steve of Arkansas; a brother, Travis Williams and Martha Jo of Southaven; 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert P. and Eunice Alford Williams; a brother, Richard Williams; and two sisters, Ruth Skaggs and Beth Dunn.

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

Kendle Robinson

OAKLAND – Kendle Robinson, 82, died Wednesday, April 6, 2005, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Nov. 3, 1922, in Itawamba County to the late Ralph Robinson and Martha Dean Hester Robinson. He was a resident of the Oakland community. He was a farmer and concrete finisher. He enjoyed discussing family genealogy and the history of Itawamba County.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Senter Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Ray Stevens officiating. Burial will be in Itawamba Memorial Garden.

Survivors include his wife, Maye Robinson of the Oakland community; a daughter, Shirley Reeves and husband, Charles, of the Clay community; a son, Terry Robinson and wife, Mary, of Tremont; four grandchildren, Michael Robinson and wife, Candy, of Oakland, Kathy Calvert and husband, Mark, of Tremont, Laura Daniel and husband, Bill, of Roanoke, Texas, and Douglas Reeves and wife, Lourdes, of Orlando, Fla.; seven great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Roy Johnson Jr., Douglas Reeves, Mark Calvert, Frankie Yielding, Johnny Yielding and Michael Robinson.

Visitation will be form 7:30 a.m. to service time today.

Mary Alice White

WEST POINT – Mary Alice White, 88, died Thursday, April 7, 2005, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Calvert Funeral Home in West Point.

Carnell Staten

PONTOTOC – Carnell Staten, 90, died Thursday, April 7, 2005, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Baldwin Funeral Home of Pontotoc. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. today at Cooke Memorial Baptist Church.

Debra Fields

BOONEVILLE – Debra Gail Fields, 46, died Tuesday, April 5, 2005, at the North Mississippi Medical Center.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Beckley Chapel CME Church with the Rev. Carl Jones officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her mother, Ruby Rogers; her father, George Shinault; a son, Tarik Fields; brothers, Derrick Ratliff, Raymond Polk, Dale Rogers, Jimmy Rogers, Chris Ratliff and Tyrone Ratliff; sisters, Karen Sue McGee, Kaleb and Rhonda Ratliff, Velma Rogers, Neva Rogers and Sandra Standfield; three foster children, Bridgett, Brandy and Cynthia Fields; a special friend, Donnie Spotville; a special uncle, Robert (Louise) Shinault; four aunts, three other uncles.

Pallbearers will be Freddie Copeland, Lewis Weeks, Danny Grove, Jeremy Mobley, Russell Copeland, Michael Grove, Martell Grove and T.J. Grove.

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

Corinne Stevens

SMITHVILLE – Corinne Wigginton Stevens, 89, died Thursday, April 7, 2005, at River Place Nursing Center in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pickle Funeral Home of Smithville. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

James Horton

COLUMBUS – James Horton, 73, died Tuesday, April 5, 2005. He was born Aug. 7, 1931, in Cleveland, Ohio, to the late Hubert C. and Dorothy Plumacher Horton. He had lived in Columbus for 38 years. He was a Catholic and a supporter of Annunciation Catholic Church. He was a member of New Life Fellowship Church for 25 years.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. today at Lowndes Funeral Home in Columbus with Bro. Jerry Potter Sr. officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Summers Horton of Columbus; a daughter, Catherine (Charles) Grant of Uriah, Ariz.; five sons, Mark Horton, Jeffrey (Marie) Horton and Daniel (Janet) Horton, all of Columbus, Eugene Horton of Deerfield Beach, Fla., and David Horton of Charleston, S.C.; a daughter-in-law, Missie Horton of Tupelo; four sisters, Dorothy Kaiser of Cleveland, Ohio, Jeannie Hollar of San Antonio, Texas, Ruthie McLeod of Madison , Mo., and Linda Boyd of Hilton Head, S.C.; a brother, Herb Horton of Madison, Ohio; 10 grandchildren, one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Stephen A. Horton.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to LeBonheur Children's Medical Center, 50 N. Dunlap, Memphis, TN 38103.

Robert Aiken Sr.

MOOREVILLE – Robert Allen Aiken Sr., 63, died Wednesday, April 6, 2005, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. A native of Waukegan, Ill., he was born Nov. 2, 1941, to the late Lloyd Allen and Lora Pearl Daily Aiken. He was a retired truck driver and a Methodist.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Betty Flynn officiating. Cremation will follow.

Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Lucille C. Aiken of Mooreville; four children, Rhonda Grams and husband, Rick, of Delavan, Wis., Teresa Timbs of Hamilton, Ala., Robert Aiken Jr. and wife, Stacy, of Iuka, and Sherry Finch and husband, Keith, of Vina, Ala.; two sisters, Joan Smith and husband, Paul, of Dennis, Mich., and Alice York of Delavan, Wis.; a brother, Randy Aiken and wife, Diane, of Zion, Ill.; 15 grandchildren, Chad, Clint and Lee Ann Timbs, Brandon, Jamie and Daniel Robinson, Heather Cantu, Johnathan, Robin and Troy Aiken, and Amanda, Chasity, Tiffany, Shelby and Cheyanne Frost.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Donna Estes; and a brother, Pogey Aiken.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time today at the funeral home.

Rudy Burrell

CORINTH – Rudy Lee Burrell, 7 months, died Wednesday, April 6, 2005, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Bro. Bill Wages officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his parents, Chris and Tiffany Jones Burrell of Corinth; his grandparents, Eddie Burrell and wife, Barbara, of Oxford, and Towonna Jones of Hickory, N.C.; his great-grandparents, Billy and Betty Burrell of Corinth, Johnny Price of Corinth, Wanda Price of Iuka, Ken and Linda Walker of Selmer, Tenn., and Marlin and Martha Jones of Walnut; his great-great-grandparents, Howard and Ruth Barnett of Jonesboro, Ark., and Richard and Mary Buena Walls of Corinth; an aunt, Kimberly Jones of Walnut; an uncle, Shane Jones of Walnut.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Patsy Felks Burrell; his grandfather, Terry Jones; his great-grandfather, John William Felks; his great-great-grandparents, Edgar and Nellie Burrell; and an uncle, Eddie Joe Burrell Jr.

Pallbearers will be Shane Jones, Jamie Bradley, Kevin Mills and Joseph Brassfield.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Clytee Johnson

CALHOUN CITY – Clytee Johnson, 85, died Wednesday, April 6, 2005, at the Calhoun City Health Services Nursing Home in Calhoun City.

Services will be at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Bridges Chapel M.B. Church in Pittsboro with the Rev. Tommy Goodwin officiating. Carter Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include five children, Martha Nell Bean and George Lee Sr., both of Bruce, Issac (Jessie) Lee and Thomas Lee, both of Milwaukee, Wis., and Frances (L.J.) Petty of Big Creek; four stepchildren, Jessie (Emma) Marble, Mattie Clariett, Mary Wofford and Marie (Roland) Garrett, all of Marion, Ind.; an adopted grandchild, Charles Henry (Betty) Johnson of Tulsa, Okla.; a sister, Pauline (Fred) Woodard of Pittsboro; 28 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren, 19 great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Alma Smith

HOUSTON – Alma Smith, 67, died Wednesday, April 6, 2005, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Thomas Chapel CME Church at Houlka with the Rev. Luther Minor officiating. Carter Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include six children, Helen Carrington of Houston, Willie Hill of Brookhaven, and Joann (Danny) Reel, J.L. Smith, Deloris Berry and Delois Smith, all of Houlka; two sisters, Christeen Jones of Houston and Allie Mae Montgomery of Houlka; four stepchildren, Joe Smith Jr., Johnny Paul Smith, Delores Smith and Stephanie Smith, all of Wisconsin; 16 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

William Pirkle

TUPELO – William “Perk” Pirkle, 80, died Wednesday, April 6, 2005, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a long illness. He was a retired employee of Blue Bell Manufacturing and a member of the Belden Baptist Church. He enjoyed gardening, and participating in and attending flea markets. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Putt Pirkle, in 1987.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn with Bro. Bert Harper officiating. Burial will be in Euclatubba Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Syble Stevens Pirkle of Tupelo; a son, James Pirkle and wife, Sandra, of Tupelo; a sister, Ruby Church of Booneville; a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Tim Ford, Ray Stegall, Ricky Putt, Ray West, Larry Shaw and Alan Taylor.

Honorary pallbearers will be Rick White, Frank Swords and Danny Gunter.