Obituaries, Aug. 21, 2003

Geneva Page

AMORY – Geneva Calk Page, 83, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2003, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pickle Funeral Home of Amory. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Mallie Robinson

TISHOMINGO – Mallie Robinson, 49, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003, at the Iuka Hospital. She was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and friend.

Services were Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2003, at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Dwight South and Bro. Perry Murphy officiating. Burial was in Campground Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Anthony Robinson of Tishomingo; her parents, Charles and Mozel Davis of Tishomingo; two daughters, Beth and John Bray, and Krissi Robinson, all of Tishomingo; a brother, Danny Davis of Tishomingo; two sisters, Marilyn Pennington and Cathi Day, both of Tishomingo; two grandchildren, Sarahbeth and Tanner Bray.

She was preceded in death by an infant son.

Pallbearers were Harold Marlar, Phil Dawson, Adam South, Kelly South, Andrew Williams and Teddy Day.

Mozell W. Hale

HERNANDO – Mozell W. Hale, 87, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2003, at the Collierville Rehabilitation Center. She was a homemaker and a member of West Frayser Baptist Church. She was the widow of John Allen Hale.

Services were Monday, Aug. 18, 2003, at Northridge/Woodhaven Funeral Home in Millington, Tenn. Burial was in the Northridge/Woodhaven Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Peggy Davis of Hernando; a sister, Claudia Suggs of Houston; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the West Frayser Baptist Church.

James Redmond

OXFORD – James Earl “G.C.” Redmond, 55, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. He was a native of Lafayette County. He was a machinery operator for Reason Construction.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association. Burial will be in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Hodges Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Redmond of Oxford; eight daughters, Eursala Redmond and Shawndena Redmond, both of Chicago, Britany Redmond of Holy Grove, Ark., Ebony Redmond and Brittany Redmond, both of California, and Takiyah Campbell, Brittney Toles and Charnae Toles, all of Oxford; five sisters, Dorothy Hunter and Ruthy Fox, both of Chicago, Anna Rodgers of Atlanta, Ga., Loretta Campbell of Oxford and Lea Ester Redmond of Memphis; eight sons, Johnny Westbrooks and Jessie Redmond, both of Memphis, Raymond Redmond Jr. of Chicago, and Tommie Redmond, William Redmond, Charles Redmond, Willie Redmond and Ronnie Redmond, all of Oxford; seven grandchildren.

Buddy Windham

NEW ALBANY – Edward “Buddy” Windham, 68, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was a retired employee of Coastal Chemical in New Albany, and a member and deacon of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church.

A memorial service will be at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 31, 2003, at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church in New Albany. Burial was Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2003, at Glenfield Memorial Park in New Albany. Mortimer Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Charlene Pannell Windham of New Albany; five sisters, Opal Lee Richardson of Baldwyn, Ella Mae Roberson of New Albany, Betty Faye Young of Lake Cormorant, and Nell Barber and Bonnie Walser, both of Southaven; four brothers, Waymon Windham of Taylor, Mich., Harl Windham and Donald Wayne Windham, both of New Albany, and Lee Earl Windham of Ripley; numerous neices and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Esker and Lula Miller Windham.

William Dickert Sr.

WEST POINT – William Henry Dickert Sr., 83, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003, at his home in West Point. He was a native of Racine, Wis., moving to West Point in 1963. He was a master plumber and a self-employed contractor. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a Catholic. He married Carolyn Seery on June 17, 1950.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kelly Unger officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Seery Dickert of West Point; a daughter, Caren Teresa Dickert of Manassas, Va.; two sons, William H. “Bill” Dickert Jr. of Dallas, Texas, and Seery Dickert of West Point; seven grandchildren, Courtney D. Paschall, William H. Dickert III, Marian Dickert, Ryan Rugg and Chris Rugg, all of Dallas, Texas, and Sierra Dickert and Savanah Dickert, both of West Point; a great-grandson, Walker Paschall of Dallas, Texas; three sisters, Dorothy Altenbach, Betty Jane Fridel and Audrey Moore, all of Racine, Wis.; a brother,Thomas Dickert of Racine, Wis.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Freda Trulch and Anthony William Dickert.

Visitation will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Baptist Memorial Hospice Program, P.O. Box 1307, Columbus MS 39703.

Charles Rawson

SARDIS – Charles Lamar Rawson, 39, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003, as the result of an automobile accident in Panola County. He was a pressman for R.R. Donnelley and a member of Looxahoma Church of Christ. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and sports.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Waller Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford with Minister Bobby Baker officiating. Burial will be in Eastover Memorial Cemetery in Oxford.

Survivors include a son, Kyle Lamar Rawson of Sugarland, Texas; his mother and stepfather, Ann and Larry Culver of Oxford; his father, J.T. Rawson of Meridian; two brothers, Todd Rawson of Olive Branch and Douglas “Shane” Rawson of Austin,Texas.

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

Ronald E. King

HOLLY SPRINGS – Ronald E. King, 80, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2003, at Alliance Health Care in Holly Springs. He was born Aug. 11, 1923, in Hillsboro, N.D., to Charles Wesley King and Frieda Kach King. He was a Lutheran, a carpenter and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Holly Springs Funeral Home with the Rev. Monte Scherff officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Holly Springs.

Survivors include a sister, Irene Carpenter of Holly Springs.

Pallbearers will be Roy Carpenter, Ken Carpenter, John Paul Carpenter and Carl Scherff.

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

William Shumpert

GARY, Ind. – William Thomas “Shorty” Shumpert, 71, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2003, in Gary, Ind. He was formerly of Kossuth. He was a graduate of Easom High School and a former member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church of Kossuth. He was a retired employee of Inland Steel in Gary, Ind.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Crossroads Baptist Church in Gary, Ind., with the Rev. Robert Buckingham and the Rev. Harold Prince officiating. Burial will be in Fern Oak Cemetery in Griffith, Ind. Smith, Bizzell and Werner Funeral Home of Gary, Ind., is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Chanie Johnson Shumpert; two sons, Demetius Shumpert, and Darren and Betty Shumpert of Gary, Ind.; seven daughters, Althea and Dennis Kaizer of Michigan City, Ind., Crystal Henderson, Cheryl Davis, Sonja Cook, Devetta Campbell, and Karen and Anthony Strickland, all of Gary, Ind., Yvonne and John Stewart of Mattoon, Ill.; two brothers, the Rev. Walter Clark Shumpert of Oakridge,Tenn., and Hugh Anderson Shumpert of Gary, Ind.; five sisters, Hattie Elliott of Pearl, Ruby Lucille Gardner and JoAnn Barton, both of Corinth, Mary Jack of Gary, Ind., and Lorrine and John Rowland of Oakridge,Tenn.; 23 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; numerous neices, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Ludella Shumpert; a son, Leonard; two daughters, Pheanetha and Lorraine; two grandsons, Kasey and Roberts; two sisters, Melissa and Verline; and three brothers, General, John and Fred.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and the family hour will be form 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Dan Dill

MANTACHIE – Dan Houston Dill, 74, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2003, at his home in Mantachie after a long illness. A lifelong resident of Itawamba County, he was born Oct. 23, 1928, to Boyd and Mary Ann Knox Dill. He did carpenter work most of his adult life. He was a dedicated police officer for the Fulton Police Department for 15 years, then became an honorary deputy for the sheriff's department and remained one until his death. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Mantachie with Bro. Terry Coleman and Bro. Merle Bradley officiating. Burial will be in the Fawn Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Ernie Franks Dill of Mantachie; two sons, Danny L. Dill and wife, Sandra, of Tremont and Jimmy H. Dill and wife, Barbara, of Tupelo; two brothers, Roy Dill and Billy Dill, both of Mantachie; three sisters, Betty Hall of Mantachie, Mary Lou Guin of Ozark, and Pat Hendrix of Tennessee; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, John Dill, James Dill, Boyd Dill Jr. and Troy Dill.

Pallbearers will be officers and deputies of the sheriff's department.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 7 a.m. to service time Friday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, P.O. Box 2178, Ridgeland MS 39158-2178.

John Bishop

FAIRHOPE, Ala.- John Hurley Bishop, 88, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2003, at a local healthcare facility. He was a native of Baldwin County. He was a retired farmer and a former employee of Alabama Drydock and Shipbuilding.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Fairhope Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Glen Sullivan officiating. Burial will be in Johnson Cemetery.

Survivors include five sons, Raymond Bishop of New Albany, Arvol Bishop and James L. “Woodie” Bishop, both of Fairhope, Ala., Myles Bishop of Foley, Ala., and Ray Bishop of Silverhill, Ala.; 20 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary L. Bishop, and a son, Ricky Bishop.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Edith Wiygul

AMORY – Edith Tubb Spratt Wiygul, 81, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003, at her home in Amory after a long illness. She was born July 8, 1922, in Monroe County to William Moody “Bill” and Susie Carter Tubb. She grew up in Amory and Hatley, graduating from Amory High School in 1942. She lived in Aberdeen for many years and in Theodore, Ala., before returning to Amory. She was a former employee of the Aberdeen Coca-Cola Bottlling Company and a former nurse assistant for the Monroe County Health Department. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Wilma Stockton Sunday School Class, the WMU and the Eastern Star. She enjoyed flower gardening.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at the Pickle Funeral Home with Dr. Allen Simpson and the Rev. Jimmy McFatter officiating. Burial will be in Oddfellows Cemetery.

Survivors include three sisters, Evelyn Miller, Bernice Simmons, and Jenell Glasgow and husband, Billy, all of Amory; a stepdaughter, Sara Hathcote and husband, Wayne, of Theodore, Ala.; two stepgrandchildren, Terry Hathcote and wife, Ellen, of Montgomery, Ala., and Jonathan Hathcote and wife, Dana, of Athens, Ga.; a stepgreat-grandchild, Steven Hathcote of Montgomery, Ala.; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Hershel Dyer Spratt Sr. and Russell Wiygul; a son, Hershel Dyer Spratt Jr. and three brothers, Hubert, Bemis and Winford Tubb.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Hunter, Jason Burt, Pat Patterson, Kenny Simmons, Clay Simmons and Tommy Miller.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

Dorothy Turman

HOUSTON – Dorothy Irene Kinsey Turman, 72, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. She was born June 11, 1931, in Risco, Mo., to the late Thomas Nathaniel Kinsey and the late Florence Fern Kinsey. She was a retired employee of Ceramic Tile Factory in Houston and a member of Fellowship Baptist Church.

Services will be at 4:30 p.m. today at Fellowship Baptist Church with Bro. Bobby Brock officiating. Burial will be in Chickasaw Memorial Gardens. Memorial Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband of 56 years, John M. “Billy” Turman Sr. of Houston; a daughter, Terri Barton of Memphis; three sons, Johnny M. Turman Jr. and wife, Jenise, of Houston, Alan Turman and wife, Vicki, of Pontotoc, and Tracy Turman and wife, Kim, of Okolona; a daughter-in-law, Lora Turman of Houston; 11 grandchildren, Bradley Barton of Starkville, Christy Pettit of Houston, Kevin Turman of Mantee, Jennifer Turman of Houston, Carla Jones, Cody Turman and Haley Turman, all of Okolona, and William and Josh Turman, both of Pontotoc; her great-grandchildren, Cassidy Barton of Starkville, Kenzie Pettit, Cyndell Linley, and Dalton and Deanna Houser, all of Houston, Samantha and Mason Turman, and Alex Martin of Mantee; two sisters, Naomi Faries of Dexter, Mo., and Frances Emma Matlock of Cahokia, Ill.; two sisters-in-law, Bobbie Kinsey and Maxine Kinsey, both of Lilborn, Mo.

She was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Ashley Turman and Jason Barton; her parents; and three brothers, James, Howard and Johnny Kinsey.

Pallbearers will be Larry Kensey, Cecil Stafford, Kevin Turman, Bradley Barton, Micheal Shelton and Mike Pettit.

The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fellowship Baptist Church Building Fund in Houston or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis TN 38101.

Yvonne Landers

CORINTH – Yvonne Landers died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2003, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Memorial Funeral Home.

Lylah Zapp

Lylah Griffin Zapp, infant daughter of Ben and Kristen Zapp of Tupelo, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center Women's Hospital.

Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. today at Tupelo Memorial Park with the Rev. Brian Collier officiating. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her parents; her grandparents, Bob and Nancy Zapp of Union, Ky., and Albert and Ruth Hollingsworth of Tupelo; her great-grandparents, Bob and Ann Zapp of Florence, Ky., Sue Dillion of Lakeside Park, Ky., and Martha Bickham of Vinemont, Ala.

Jimmy Dantzler

WEST POINT – Jimmy Dantzler, 56, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Matthew's M.B. Church in Artesia with the Rev. J.W. Leach officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Carter's Mortuary Services of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include five brothers, Sam Dantzler of St. Louis, Mo., Willie Durant of Atlanta, Ga., Freddie L. Durant of Columbus, Sammie Durant of Memphis and Fredrick Durant of Anniston, Ala.; nine sisters, Vera Dantzler of Artesia, Lois Dantzler of Detroit, Mich., Irene Pace of Starkville, Neice Durant of Anniston, Ala., Sadie Clark of Starkville, Doris Smith of Starkville, Mary Boler of Birmingham, Ala., Wenford Durant of Anniston, Ala., and Cynithia Durant of Huntsville, Ala.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred Durant and Clara Dantzler.

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

Lois Hall

GUNTOWN – Lois Hall, 89, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003, at his home. He retired from hauling milk for the Carnation Milk Plant. He was a Baptist.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Wayne Frederick officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Lucille McGill Hall of the Jericho community; two sons, Archie Hall of Baldwyn and Donald Hall of Pisgah, Ala.; two sisters, Nora Martin of Wheeler and Tommie Palmer of Baldwyn; two brothers, Pert Hall of Wheeler and Ottis Hall of Olive Branch; a stepson, Harold Sims of Minnesota; his grandchildren, Sonia Hall of Arizona, Jeff Hall of Mesa, Ariz., Frank Hall of Baldwyn and Fred Hall of Booneville; five great-grandchildren, Jeffery Hall, Corey Hall and Casey Hall, Dalton Hall and Dillon Hall; two great-great-grandchildren, Gabbie Hall and Gabe Hall; two stepgreat-grandchildren, Tommy and Wayne Sims.

He was preceded in death by his parents, O.L. and Darcus Bullock Hall; a sister; and six brothers.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Hall, Wayne McGill, Douglas McGill, Frank Hall, Fred Hall and Corey Hall.

Dorothy Wooding

FULTON – Dorothy Wooding, 73, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McNeece-Morris Funeral Home of Fulton. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today.

Carrie Stanford

COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. – Carrie Leone Hall Stanford, 79, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-East in Memphis. She was a homemaker and a member of Fellowship Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. William Cook, the Rev. Titus Tyre and the Rev. Jeff Little officiating. Burial will be in the Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Margaret Hernandez and husband, Michael, of Bartlett, Tenn.; two sons, Jimmy Stanford and wife, Patti, and Jerry Stanford and wife, Sonja, all of Collierville, Tenn.; four sisters, Helen Cook, Priscilla Goolsby and Faye Stanford, all of Ripley, and Robbie Roberts of New Albany; three brothers, Wayne Hall of Sedgewick, Kan., and Drew Hall and Buddy Hall, both of Jackson; four grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Malone Stanford, and her parents, Robert Ellis Hall and Myrtle Irene Clark Hall.

Pallbearers will be John Michel Stanford, Jeremy Stanford, Jeff Little, James Stanford, Kenny Cook and Junior Cook.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ivy Miller

RIPLEY – Ivy Ellis Wilhite Miller, 96, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003, at Beverly Healthcare in Ripley. She was a homemaker and a sales clerk for local merchants. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. She was a loving mother and grandmother.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church of Ripley with Dr. Patrick Chapman and Dr. Albert Wilkerson officiating. Burial will be in Tippah Memorial Gardens at Ripley. McBride Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include seven grandchildren, Randall Miller and wife, Kim, Jim G. Miller and wife, Tammy, Max Miller, and Dave Miller and wife, Ann, all of Ripley, Jim Miller and wife, Suzanne, of Midland, Texas, Clint Miller and wife, Tammy, of Tupelo, and Lori Miller Feaster and husband, Jay, of New Home, Texas; 13 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Jo Ann Miller of Houston, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, C.G. “Clarence” Miller; two sons, R.G. “Whit” Miller and James Miller; her parents, Lee and Florence Crow Wilhite; and two brothers, Clebert and Clyce Wilhite.

Pallbearers will be Randall Miller, Jim G. Miller, Dave Miller, Max Miller, Jim Miller, Clint Miller, Bill Kuykendall and Jay Feaster.

Visitation will be from 7 to 11 a.m. today at the funeral home, then from noon to service time at the church.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 202 E. Pine St., Ripley MS 38663.

Helen Parker

CORINTH – Helen Parker died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2003, at Alcorn Health and Rehab. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Memorial Funeral Home.

Tim Harris

FRUITA, Colo. – John “Tim” Harris died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003, at his home after a long illness. He was born July 30, 1940, in Tupelo. An avid cook, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and spending time with his family, friends and dogs. A loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, he will be truly missed.

A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Fruita United Methodist Church in Fruita, Colo., with Pastor Allen Simons officiating. Callahan-Edfast Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Nelda Harris of Fruita, Colo.; two daughters, Tammy Jones and husband, Jeff, of Fruita, Colo., and Diana of Houston, Texas; a son, Brandon Harris and wife, Cheryl, of Fairfield, Conn.; several grandchildren; a brother, Carl, and wife, Mauvalene; a sister, Francis Helms and husband, Aaron; many nieces and nephews in Plantersville and Tupelo.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Lung Association or the Hospice and Palliative Care Center of Western Colorado.

Addis Price

SALTILLO – Addie Price, 78, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was retired. He was a member of the Saltillo United Methodist Church. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tim Green officiating. Burial will be in Unity Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Kathryn Baker Price of Saltillo; a daughter, Kathy Pippin and husband, Benny, of Saltillo; a sister, Velora Turner of Tupelo; two grandchildren, Michael Benjamin Pippin and Jessica Pippin, both of Saltillo.

His nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time today.

Memorials may be made to the Saltillo United Methodist Church, Saltillo MS 38866.