Obituaries April 8, 2011

Roady V. Hudgins
WEST POINT – Roady V. Hudgins, 73, died Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at her residence. She was born on Jan. 9, 1938, in Webb to Ruby Lee Hendon and Vernon L. Hudgins. She was self employed in housekeeping and of the Baptist faith.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Robinson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tom Harris and Vernon Edwards officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
She is survived by her son, Billy Durrett (Debbie) of West Point; a brother, Robert Earl Sumner of Trout, La.; sisters, Alice Edwards Oneal of West Point and Faye Faulkner of Brandon; a brother-in-law, Gerl Johnson of Florence; a grandson, Tim Alspaugh of Oklahoma City, Okla.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Bobby Lovelace; and a son, Carl Kendricks.
Pallbearers will be Vernon Edwards, John Edwards, Clyde Edwards, Zachary Edwards, Shane Woods and Jon Fugerson. Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Bennett, Michael Garrett, Jesse Arellano, Dr. Qu, Dr. Lambert, Dr. Zachow, Peggy Chadwick, Annie Chandler, Debbie Hester, Mona Silcox, Ellis Poss, Diana and YoYo, residences of Beardmen Trailer Park in Pearl.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Robinson Funeral Home.
Rudolph Young
TUPELO – Major Rudolph (Williams) Young died Monday, April 4, 2011, at his sister’s home in Tupelo. He was born April 22, 1949,, to Harry Williams Sr. and Josephine Young. He was a member of Spring Hill M.B. Church. He was an employee of Purnell’s Pride and a truck driver for Independent. He later became operating manager of the Korner Kitchen.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Springhill M.B. Church in Tupelo with Rev. Gary Long officiating. Burial will be in the Porter Memorial Garden in Tupelo. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Verona is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Benita Cook of Nettleton; one son, Major Rudolph Young Jr. of Tupelo; one sister, Mary H. (Roosevelt) Cleveland of Tupelo; two brothers, Harvey (Bernice) Williams of Kansas City, Mo., and Harry (Betty) Williams Jr. of Burbank, Calif.; six grandchildren; special cousins, Elizabeth (Joe) Stubbs and James L. (Debra) Tuggers, all of Tupelo; nieces and nephews, Kizmet, Erica and Korwan; and host of other cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his grandparents, Major and Sally Young.
The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service time today.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry at www.agnewandsons.com.
Ken Vaughn
AMORY – Kenton ONeil “Ken” Vaughn, 67, died on Wednesday, April 5, 2011, at Gilmore Memorial RMC in Amory. Born on April 20, 1943, in Amory, he was a son of Oscar and Nell Egger Vaughn. He was a graduate of Amory High School, Class of 1961; IJC; and Mississippi State University, Class of 1965. He married the love of his life, Joeann Pavlick, on July 23, 1967. He taught secondary mathematics at Houston High School, Shivers Middle School in Aberdeen and Hatley High School before retiring. He was a faithful member of Amory Church of Christ. He enjoyed fishing, working in his shop, helping others and making people smile.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Amory Church of Christ with James Wyers and Philip Hathcock officiating. Burial will be in Masonic Cemetery. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Joeann Vaughn of Amory; his brother, Eddy (Joyce) Vaughn of Ackerman; his niece, Ramona (Toby) Stanford of Crystal River, Fla.; his nephews, Richard Vaughn of Saltillo; Hunter (Angel) Vaughn of Starkville and Brad Vaughn of Ackerman; his aunt, Ernestine Droke of Amory; his uncle, Bobby Egger of Memphis; his sister-in-law, Willistene (Earnest) Mitchell of Amory; his great-nieces, Kari (Bryan) Cravens and Rebecca Stanford; and great-nephews, Josh (Casey) Stanford, Jaxon Vaughn, Colby Vaughn, Taylor Vaughn, Kent Vaughn and Andrew Stanford.
Pallbearers will be Phil Sullivan, Johnny Furr, Paul Dickerson, Chris Basham, Thomas White, James Stockton, Frank Gaddy, Donnie Bowen, Murrel Tubb and Eddie Wilemon.
Honorary pallbearers will be everyone whose life has been touched in any way by Ken Vaughn.
Memorials may be given to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Minister Cortney Harris
LAMAR – Minister Cortney DeVar “Var” Harris, 33, died Monday, April 4, 2011, at his home in the Slayden community of Lamar.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Pisgah CME Church at Cayce. Burial will be in the Hudsonville CME Church Cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home with family present from 6 to 7 p.m. The body will lie in state at the church from 10 to 10:55 a.m. Saturday.
Bobbie Sue Warren
MANTACHIE – Bobbie Sue Warren died Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at her home. She was born Oct. 29, 1936, in Itawamba County to Milton and Lola Mae Dixon. She professed her hope in Christ at an early age at Warren Chapel Church in Mantachie, where she remained until her death. She married Wilbert Warren, and they had one child.
Services will be at noon Saturday at Mt. Pisgah M.B. Church with the Rev. Maurice Warren officiating. Burial will be in Warren Chapel Cemetery. N.L. Jones amp& Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three daughters, Barbara King (Willie) of Clearwater, Fla., Sharon Smith (Jerrold) and Ellen Warren, both of Mantachie; two sons, Willie Warren (Linda) of Belden and Lee Warren (Juanita) of Grand Rapids, Mich.; 17 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; one sister and two brothers; a very special friend; and a host of nieces and cousins.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the Eck amp& Georgia Shumpert Memorial Chapel at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time Saturday.
To sign the guestbook, visit www.nljonesandson.com.
John Hanna Sr.
ABERDEEN – John William Hanna Sr., 71, died Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at Pioneer Community Hospital in Aberdeen. He was born Dec. 24, 1939, to Cliff Hanna and Lucile Hanna in Egypt. He was a lifelong resident of Monroe County. He was owner of Hanna Contracting and a member of Southside Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Southside Baptist Church with Minister Tommy Lawson officiating. Burial will be in Wren Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors the mothers of his children, Odelia Hanna and Ginger Hanna; three daughters, Linda Hanna Pugh and husband, Mike, of Hamilton, Nicolette Paige Hanna Davis and husband, Matt, of Wren, and Elizabeth Brooke Hanna of Wren; three sons, John W. Hanna Jr. and wife, Angie, of Hamilton, Jimmy C. Hannah and wife, Nikki, of Aberdeen, and Christopher L. Harmon and wife, Kimberly, of Hamilton; five sisters, Mary Sanders of Aberdeen, Nita Ausborn of Becker, Janie Darty of Aberdeen, Nell Lawson and husband, Tommy, of Wren, and Wutzi Kendrick of Wren; one brother, Carl C. Hanna Jr. and wife, Janet, of Pontotoc; nine grandchildren, Johnalee Flanery, Jacalyn Pugh, Michael Hanna, John W. “Will” Hanna III, Callie Hanna, Thomas Bailey Hanna, Camden Davis, Nicholas and Emmalee Harmon; and two great-grandchildren, Rylee Kate and Konner Flanery.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Jason Pugh.
Pallbearers will be Bubba Sanders, Ray Darty, Larry Darty, Wayne Darty, Terry Lawson, Tim Lawson, Todd Lawson, Mitch Tucker, Cliff Hanna and Joe Bickerstaff. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Pugh, Matt Davis, Christopher Smith, Bobby Hawkins and members of the Aberdeen Car Club.
An online guest registry and condolences may be accessed at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
Donald Mulkey
WEST POINT – Donald Wheeler Mulkey, 71, died Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at Darlington Oaks Hospice in Verona. Mr. Mulkey was born Dec. 1, 1939, in Acworth, Ga., to Ollie Mae Pope and Benjamin Wheeler Mulkey. He was a retired fitter from Bamp&W. He loved to grow a garden and keep a beautiful yard. He was a former Sunday School teacher at Siloam Baptist Church, where he was a member.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Robinson Funeral Home Chapel in West Point with Dr. James Towery and Joe Vaughn officiating.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Phelps Mulkey of West Point; one son, Jeffery Mulkey (Christina) of Cedar Bluff; one daughter, Deana Frenes of West Point; five sisters, Oneidea James, Betty Grizzle (Earl), Helen Higgins, Shirley Grizzle and Joan Parks (Donald), all of Acworth, Ga.; six grandchildren, Melinda Mulkey, Benjamin Mulkey, J.J. Mulkey, Damon Frenes, Zoey Mulkey and D.J. Mulkey; and a special cousin, Martha Jenkins of Acworth, Ga.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be Benjamin Mulkey, J.J. Mulkey, Damon Frenes, Phillip Jenkins, Ricky Grizzle, and Jay B. Phelps. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of Darlington Oaks Hospice, West Point Community Living Center, and North Mississippi Medical Center; Dr. Ed Miller; and his former coworkers from Bamp&W, Ray Wilbur and Jerry Davis.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.
Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. today at Robinson Funeral Home.
Shirley Morris
VERONA – Shirley Morrism 22, died Tuesday, April 5, 2011. in Verona. She was born June 12, 1988, to Haddie Lee Morris. She graduated from Shannon High School in May 2006. She joined Blackland M.B. Church at an early age. She was employed at Williams’s Transfer amp& Storage for four years.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Shannon High School Gym in Shannon with Rev. William Shack officiating. Burial will be in the Porter Memorial Garden in Tupelo. Agnew amp& Sons Funeral Home of Verona is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her mother, Haddie Lee Morris; her stepfather, Jeffrey Chandler; one brother, Robert Morris; one niece, Trinity Rogers; her grandmothers, Ida Mae Morris and Odessa Garmon, both of Tupelo; special grandfather, Melvin Garmon of Tupelo; two aunts, Cindy Morris and Felicia Garmon; six uncles, Willie (Tasha) Morris, Mike Morris, Robin (Tameko) Morris, Dennis Garmon, Chris Garmon and Fred Garmon; four godchildren, Malaysia, D’Keen and Purpose Bailey, and Jayden Price; and a special friend, Rose Jones.
She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Bobbie Lynn Morris-Garmon.
Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. today with the family hour from 5 to 6 p.m. The body will be placed in the gym one hour prior to service.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry at www.agnewandsons.com.
Maylene Rish
HOUSTON- Maylene Robertson Rish, 89, died Thursday, April 07, 2011 at Sanctuary Hospice House. She was born February 03, 1923 in Chickasaw County to Drury Clifton Robertson and Lulu Hill Robertson. She retired from Trace Regional Hospital. She was a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist. Her love was her family and friends. She was born, raised and lived on the family farm her entire life where she enjoyed being a homemaker.
Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday April 09, 2011 at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Houston. She will be buried at Houston Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her three daughters, Martha Bradberry (Charles) of Sturgis MS, Susie Holladay (Vic) of Houlka, and Peggy Hawkins (Leonard) of Kerrick TX; fifteen grandchildren, Tim Holladay (Kim) of Pontotoc, Jake Holladay (Leslie) of Houlka, Melanie Merritt (Buddy) of Thaxton, Sam Bradberry (Amanda) of Satillo, Chase Bradberry (Megan) of Starkville, Brandon Bradberry of Sturgis, Brandi Wells (Roger) of Stratford TX, Kenneth Collums (Heath), Chandra Hawkins, and Victor C. Hawkins of Kerrick TX, Anna Rish Alford of Houston and special friends, Jonathan and Caroline Blankenship, Jennifer Parker (Tim) of Okolona, Billie Leigh Dobbs (Payton) of Hamilton, Jason Cobb of Hamilton, and Tory Cobb of Guntown; 21 great grandchildren, Lance Holladay (Lashae), Landon, Elijah, and Rossi Holladay; Cooper, Christensen, and Calub Merritt; Lexie, Coby, and Ceirston Bradberry; Lara, Addie, and Maylee Wells; Dempsey and Jackson Collums; Paxton and Presslee Dobbs; Claire and Rish Alford; Trey Griggs, Wyatt Parker, and Saige Pennington.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Sam Dendy Rish; her son, Billy Rish; and her granddaughter, Robyn Pennington.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons.
Visitation will be 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Friday night April 08, 2011 at Memorial Funeral Home.
Donations may be made to Robyn Rish Pennington’s Scholarship Fund, mail to: Regions Bank P.O. Box 271 Houston MS 38851, and to Sanctuary Hospice House, Tupelo MS.
For online condolences visit www.memorialfuneralhomehouston.com.
Mary Lou Belue
TISHOMINGO – Mary Lou Willingham Belue, 72, died Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at Shoals Hospital. She was born in Baldwyn. She was a hairdresser.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Dwight South officiating. Burial will be in Belue Cemetery at Paden. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are her husband, Allan Wayne Belue of Tishomingo; two daughters, Vicki Woods (Dale) and Renee Landers (Eugene), all of Cherokee, Ala.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, J.C. “Jake” and Molly Harland Willingham, and a brother, Ronnie Willingham.
Visitation will be until service time today at the funeral home.
Charlie Payne
MICHIGAN CITY – Charlie Lee Payne, 60, died Saturday, April 2, 2011, at his home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Serenity Funeral Home Chapel in Holly Springs. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Holly Springs.
Visitation will be from noon to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mary Pulliam
HOULKA – Mary Nell Pulliam, 63, died Monday, April 4, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. A native of Chickasaw County, she was the daughter of Sammie Pulliam and Katie Isbell Pulliam. She was a member of Thompson Chapel CME Church in Houlka. She loved babysitting, flowers and watching soap operas.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Thompson Chapel CME Church in Houlka with Rev. Jeffery Freeman officiating. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by one daughter, Subrina Pulliam of Houlka; five sisters, Ida Bell (Aron) Berry of Houlka, Deloise (George) Garrett, Gracie Terrell, Louise Thomas and Diann (John) Powell, all of Pontotoc; four brothers, Willie Van Pulliam, Melvin (Levada) Pulliam, Leroy (Betty) Pulliam and Charlie (Iris) Pulliam, all of Houlka; two grandchildren, Jacobe Johnson and Brenton Vaughn.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Etoy Pulliam; and one brother, Sammie Otis Isbell.
Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. today with family hour from 6 to 7 p.m. at Roberson Funeral Home.
Mavis Conner
CALHOUN CITY – Mavis Q. Latham Conner, 81, died Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Jan. 15, 1930, in Calhoun City. She was a retired nurse’s aide and a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Danny Spratlin officiating. Burial will be in Pinecrest Memorial Gardens in Calhoun City.
Survivors include one daughter, Jo Ann Kendall (Buster) of Calhoun City; three grandchildren, Julie Hollis (Paul Thomas), Jason Lollar (Kim) and Jennifer Lollar; four great-grandchildren, Steven and Isabella Hollis, and Josh and Arron Lott.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Troy H. Latham and Thojmas K. Conner; her parents, Willie J. Morris and Annie Mae Hightower Morris; a sister, Willie Mae Ramage; and a brother, Harvey Morris.
Pallbearers will be Doug Doss, Josh Lott, Paul Thomas, Mike Smith, Mac Flies and Michael Kendall.
Visitation will be from noon to service time today.
Online condolences may be made at www.pryorfuneralhome.com.
Dorothy Anderson
WOODLAND – Dorothy Lorene Hurst Anderson, 61, died Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born June 12, 1949, in Clay County to James Monroe Hurst and Tempie Louise Thompson Hurst. She retired from Franklin Corporation in Houston. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Houston. She loved her dog, Missy.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Houston with Bro. Daniel Heeringa officiating. Burial will be at Pine Grove Baptist Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, Clayton Anderson of Woodland; two daughters, Pam Russell of Pontotoc and Donna Gail Anderson of Houston; three brothers, Robert Hurst (Jimmie Lou) of Hernando, Dwight Hurst (Diane) of Coldwater and Donald Hurst (Celeste) of West Point; two sisters, Sarah Pulaski (Bob) of Plano, Texas, and Louise Barnett (Curtis Wayne) of Houston; five grandchildren, Daniel Russell, Kasey Russell, Cole Russell, Lee Sullivan and Erica Lyle; two great-grandchildren, Jaylee Sullivan and Cayne Sullivan.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jimmie and Louise Hurst; her sister, Joyce Vandiver; three brothers, James Hurst, Howard Hurst and George Hurst; and one stepson, James Anderson.
Pallbearers will be Darin Hurst, Benny Anderson, Robert Lynn Hurst, Brand Huffman, Dustin Jensen, Justin Jensen, Jamie Davis, Curtis Barnett and Colby Huffman.
For online condolences visit www.memorialfuneralhomehouston.com.
Sharon Graham
CORINTH – Sharon Patterson Graham, 36, died Thursday, April 7, 2011, at The Med in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel of Corinth.
Taylor Graham
CORINTH – Taylor Ross Graham, 17 months, died Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel of Corinth.
Johnny Mae Turner
HOULKA – Johnny Mae Turner, 81, died Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a member of Cooke Memorial Baptist Church. She was a retired nurse aide at the Pontotoc Hospital and was working at Gamp&T Auto Sales/Houlka-Houston Water Association. She enjoyed spending time with her family and cooking for them, watching “The Young and the Restless,” and making sure all her family’s needs were met.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with Rev. Junior Ritchie officiating. Burial will follow in the Williams/Gershorm Cemetery. Browning Fuenral Home in Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her daughter, Rhonda Turner of Tupelo; three sons, Garry Turner (Terri) and Donald Gus Turner (Mamie), both of Houlka, and Tim Turner (Gail) of Houston; five sisters, Maggie D. Swindle of Woodland, Joan Wallace of Memphis, Gladys Greer of Hernando, Billie Adams of New Orleans, La., and Debra K. Owen of Houston, Texas; one brother, Herman D. Turner of Benton; eight grandchildren, Martha Sue Turner, Michael Glenn Ford (Kim), Melissa Caldwell (Tony), Leeann Lesley (Rob), Tanna Turner (Jeremy), Dixie Turner, Justin Turner (Ashley) and Gerren Turner (Stephanie); and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Deewitt Turner and Zula Mae Smith Turner; her husband, I.A. Turner Jr.; and two sisters, Dorothy Jean Turner and Della Faye Woods.
Pallbearers will be Garry Turner, Donald Gus Turner, Tim Turner, Jeremy Coleman, Justin Turner, Mike Ford, Gerren Turner, Rob Lesley and Tony Caldwell. Honorary pallbearers will be the hospitalist doctors at NMMC.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday.
The family request that memorials be sent to the church of the donor’s choice.
Condolences may be offered at www.Browningpontotoc.com.
George Gates
OKOLONA – George Edward Gates, 38, died Monday, April 4, 2011. He was born July 25, 1972, to George L. Gates and Barbara Young in Beloit, Wis. He was an employee of United Furniture.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Center Hill M.B. Church in Houston with the Rev. Reel officiating. Burial will be in the Gibbs Cemetery in Houston. Williams Memorial of Okolona is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his father, George and Emma Gates of Houlka; two brothers, Gary Gates of Verona and Anthony Moore of Houlka; one sister, Sharon Ivy of Houlka; her special friends, Nancy Jykes and family of Okolona.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service time.
Wallace Wilbanks
WALNUT – James Wallace Wilbanks, 66, died Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Community United Pentecostal Church at Walnut. Burial with military honors will be in the church cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will continue until service time today.
Leave online condolences at www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.
David Carrouthers
TUPELO – David Carrouthers died Thursday, April 7, 2011, at the Darlington Oaks Hospice House in Verona. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew amp& Sons Funeral Home of Verona.

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