Obituaries, Aug. 6, 2004

Wallace Deane Walker

CUDAHY, Wis. – Wallace Deane Walker, 83, died Friday, July 30, 2004. He was born July 16, 1921, in Pontotoc County. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean conflict. He worked in the CCC Camps. He was a member of the Milwaukee Historical Society. A cherished father, a dear brother and a treasured grandpa, he was a good person whose caring and wisdom will live on as legacy of love.

A memorial service with military honors will be at 12:45 p.m. today at Ryczek Larsen Bros. Cudahy Funeral Home with Robert Embry officiating.

A local memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Lafayette Springs Primitive Baptist Church in Lafayette County with Elder John Mosely officiating.

Survivors include his children, Cindy, Karen Hernandez, Dennis and wife, Gail, and Michael; a sister, Gladys Russell; 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Hanke Walker; two children, Patricia Polaske and Kathleen; a brother, Wiley; and four sisters, Cornelia Robbins, Vera McCoy, Mamie Russell and Ottie Sneed.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Friday.

Carrie Agnes Jones

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Carrie Agnes Wilkins Jones, 98, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004, in Savannah, Ga. She was born Jan. 10, 1906, in Malone to Evie and John Miller Wilkins. As a teen, she moved with her family to Holly Springs, then to Savannah, Ga., 15 years ago. She attended college in Chillicothe, Mo., and taught for several years in a one-room schoolhouse. She married Jack Jones in 1935. She enjoyed vegetable gardening, reading, keeping up with the news, giving orders and nurturing her family. Her family recalls her as a woman who always was in total control of her life.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Holly Springs Funeral Home.

Survivors include a sister, Mary Gaertner of Fisher, Ind.; four daughters, Jo Mitchell and husband, J.A., of Memphis, Jackie Jones Malcolm Scott and Malcolm, of Eugene, Ore., and Mary Jones Daniels and husband, Richard, and Wanda Jones Nelson, all of Savannah, Ga.; a son, Larry Jones and wife, Ann, of Bardstown, Ky.; eight grandchildren, Jimmy Mitchell, Terry Springer, Jackie James, Robin Mitchell, Stacy Goodman, Shay Scott, Dennis Daniels and Jonathon Daniels; seven great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband in April 1947 and a son, James Gibson “Buddy” Jones.

Visitation will be from noon until service time Saturday at the funeral home.

The family suggests no donations.

Gene Walters

NEW ALBANY – Bonnie Gene Walters, 68, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004, at the Beverly Health and Rehab Center in Tupelo. He was born Oct. 27, 1935. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He enjoyed flea market sales and was known as the “Firecracker Man.”

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at Wallerville Cemetery in New Albany. United Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a daughter, Victoria Hoover and husband, Ted, of Tupelo; a stepson, Mike Davis of Tupelo; a son Royce Gene Walters of Texas; a sister, Peggy Anderson of West Point; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren.

Jewel Cox

IUKA – Jewel Cox, 85, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004, at the Iuka Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of Rutledge-Salem United Methodist Church. She enjoyed flowers, gardening, quilting and fishing.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with the Rev. Del Blackman officiating. Burial will be in Rutledge-Salem Cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, Larry Cox, Clifford Cox and James Cox, all of Iuka; three brothers, Herman Luttrell of Naples, Texas, Taylor Luttrell of Holly Springs and George Rutledge of Birmingham, Ala.; eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Stacy Cox, and two sons, Leonard Hoyt Cox and Raymond Cox.

Pallbearers will be Tony Jackson, Anthony Jackson, Cliff Cox, Tim Cox, Jeff Cox and Clayton Cox.

Lewis Holloway

HOLLY SPRINGS – Lewis Holloway, 72, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004, at the Alliance Health Care in Holly Springs. He was born April 9, 1932, in Holly Springs. He was a mechanic and enjoyed gardening.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Strawberry Baptist Church in Holly Springs with the Rev. Willie Jefferies Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Cottrell Memorial Garden in Holly Springs. Serenity Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a son, Robert Lewis Holloway and wife, Lisa, of Holly Springs; five daughters, Mable Wallace and husband, Jimmy, of Memphis, Mable A. Mayfield, Jualdine Hudson and husband, David, and Fannie Jefferson, all of Holly Springs, and Marjorie Oliver of Aurora, Ill.; four brothers, Oscar Holloway and wife, Sally, Donell and wife, Evelyn, George E. and wife, Lizzie, and Johnny and wife, Lavern, all of Holly Springs; four sisters, Magnolia Malone and husband, Earl, of Hickory Flat, Mary L. Lawrence, Mae Ella Lawrence and Nettie Wiseman and husband, James, all of Holly Springs; a sister-in-law, Irma Lee Ingram of Holly Springs; a special friend, Emma Summler of Holly Springs; 21 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren; an uncle, Nelson Hunt of Holly Springs; two aunts, Dorothy Mae London of Memphis and Idilan Holloway of Holly springs.

Pallbearers will be Rodney Crane, Xavier Jones, ReyShawn Hannah, Tracey Jefferies, Elree Crane, Kenny Holbrook, John West Turner, Henry Holbrook and Dorothy Bean.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

James Leach

BLUE MOUNTAIN – James David Leach, 58, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004, at his home in Blue Mountain. He was the owner and operator of the Sunrise Body Shop. He was a Baptist.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley. The Rev. James Richardson will officiate, and Bro. Edd McCafferty will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in Blue Mountain Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Deborah Smith Leach of Blue Mountain; his father, Raymond Leach of Millington, Tenn.; four daughters, Linda Criswell and husband, Danny, of Dumas, Carolyn Barry and husband, Robert, of Walnut, Wanda Huddleston of Ripley, and Dana Barnes and husband, Wade, of Walnut; a stepdaughter, Stephanie McAlister and husband, Brad, of Ripley; two stepsons, Brian Chapman and wife, Kim, of Falkner, and Bowen Chapman and wife, Amy, of Ripley; two sisters, Judy Khoel and husband, Junior, of Millington, Tenn., and Teresa Hurt and husband, Thomas, of Ripley; 10 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Euralee Box Leach.

Pallbearers will be Greg Smith, Brian Chapman, Bowen Chapman, Brad McAlister, Tracey Spears and Gerald Akins.

Visitation will continue from 7 a.m. to service time today.

Betty Lou Robbins

MYRTLE – Betty Lou Robbins, 69, died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service of New Albany.

Cynthia Eubanks

WEST POINT – Cynthia Joanna Eubanks, 78, died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point. She was born May 29, 1926, in Nantymoel, Wales. She was a retired registered nurse and a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She was a member and past Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. James Towery officiating and the Rev. Roy Myers assisting. Burial will be in West Point Memorial Gardens. Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Charles Eubanks of West Point; a son, Keith Eubanks of West Point; two daughters, Annie McKay of Columbus and Gail Petty of West Point; five grandchildren, Beth Cummings, Austin Petty and Dana Petty, all of West Point, and Matthew McKay and Sara McKay of Columbus; three great-grandchildren, Jake Mathis, Bradley Cummings and John Charles Cummings.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Silas and Elizabeth James, and a brother, Trevor James.

Pallbearers will be Don Permenter, Anthony Cummings, Bobby Martin, Wyliss Kemp, Matthew McKay and Claude Keller.

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

Memorial donations may be made to: Martha Chapter No. 53, Order of the Eastern Star, P.O. Box 1634, West Point MS 39773.

Wyche Harrington

ABERDEEN – Wyche Robertson “BB” Harrington, 19, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. He was born June 29, 1985, in Tupelo. He was a resident of Aberdeen. He was a graduate of Oak Hill Academy and a sophomore at the University of Mississippi, where he was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. He was a member of the Aberdeen First United Methodist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Aberdeen First United Methodist Church with Dr. John Staggs officiating. Entombment will be in the family mausoleum at Oddfellows Rest Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his parents, Frank Whitaker Harrington Sr. and Catharine Robertson Harrington of Aberdeen; a sister, Ainsley Harrington Blue and husband, Kenneth M. Blue III, of Gainesville, Fla.; two brothers, Frank Whitaker Harrington Jr. of Austin, Texas, and Lee Taylor Harrington of Aberdeen; his grandparents, Carol and Bill Robertson of Madison, and Lee Hill Harrington of Aberdeen; two nephews, Waites Blue and Lee Hill Blue of Gainesville, Fla.; an aunt, Gwynne Lee Barrett of Aberdeen; three uncles, Robin Barnett Robertson of Jackson, Randall Ball Robertson of Winter Park, Fla., and William J. Robertson Jr. of Nashville, Tenn.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Gwendolyn Whitaker Harrington.

Pallbearers will be Baker Martin, Beau Martin, Hunter Williams, John Dudley Williams, Joseph Huffman, Barrett Clark and Nolan Aycock.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Sigma Chi Fraternity.

There will be an open visitation at the family residence until service time Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Wyche “BB” Harrington Memorial Fund, c/o BancorpSouth, P.O. Box 787, Aberdeen MS 39730.

Winnie L. Taylor

STARKVILLE – Winnie L. Taylor, 87, died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004, at Starkville Manor. A native of Walthall County, she had lived in Starkville for 25 years. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She enjoyed singing with the Joyful Noisemakers and dancing with the Jolly Senior Square Dancers.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Kokomo Cemetery. Welch Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Survivors include a son, Clayborne D. Taylor of Starkville; two brothers, Seeb Holmes of Brandon and Fred Holmes of Petal; four sisters, Doris Stiver of Gulfport, Nevon Rushing of Monticello, Freida Bond of Gulfport and Ray Brown of Petal; grandchildren, Clayborne Taylor Jr. of Starkville, David Taylor of Saltillo and Rebecca Burg of Starkville; great-grandchildren, Jean Burg, Sarah Burg, Jonathan Burg, Katie Taylor and Ryan Taylor.

Clinton Morris

SHANNON – Clinton Morris, 76, died Monday, Aug. 2, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was a member of Johnson Chapel M.B. Church in Shannon.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Johnson Chapel M.B. Church with the Rev. Marvin McWhorter officiating. Burial will be in the Old Union Cemetery in Plantersville. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Verona is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include four daughters, Mildred Morris, Martha Morris and Sally Morris, all of Shannon, and Celia Reynolds of Tupelo; a son, Fred Green of Nettleton; a sister, Hannah Lee Long of Tupelo; two sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Harris of Verona and Anna Riley of Shannon; three brothers-in-law, James Morris of Baldwyn, Elbert Morris and wife, Sylvia, of Shannon, and Frank Morris of Greenwood; 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. today and the family hour will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Martha Witherspoon

TUPELO – Martha May Witherspoon died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Verona.

Wade Harris

FULTON – Wade Harris, 58, died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Senter Funeral Home.

Sylvia Troupe

HAMILTON – Sylvia L. Troupe, 82, died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Dave and Ida Clark. She was a lifelong member of Sulphur Springs Missionary Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Sulphur Springs Missionary Baptist Church in Hamilton with the Rev. Curtis Orr officiating. Burial will be in the Willis Cemetery. Jackson Mortuary of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three sons, Denvil Clark and wife, Birdie, and Ellis Troupe, all of Hamilton, and James Clark and wife, Lois, of Fort Pierce, Fla.; a sister, Mattie Fields of Hamilton; 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Henry Troupe; and a son, D.W. Clark.

Visitation will be from noon to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to services Saturday.

Calvin Wood

CORINTH – Calvin Lee Wood, 60, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was a graduate of Easom High School, where he was a star football player.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. today at the National Cemetery with the Rev. Lawrence Morris officiating. Patterson Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a son, Carlton D. Wood; a daughter, Angela V. Wood Hill; three grandchildren, Lurico D. Wood, Corderra Wood and Tyesha Patterson; a special friend, Beatrice Kirk.

He was preceded in death by her parents, Savoy B. Damron and Mattie Damron.

James Mabry

ABERDEEN – James Earl Mabry, 77, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004, at his home in Aberdeen. He was born Jan. 13, 1927, to Earl Jacob Mabry and Mary Ruth Browning Mabry Moffat in Mobile, Ala. He lived in Aberdeen the past 33 years. He was a member of New Prospect Baptist Church. He served 22 years, nine months and 18 days in the U.S. Army, retiring as a staff sergeant. He served in both the Korean and the Vietnam wars. He was awarded the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Korea), Korean Service Medal with one Bronze Service Star, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with three Bronze Service Stars, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal with Bronze Clasp and two Loops and the Combat Infantry Badge. He retired from Burris Manufacturing. He was assistant manager of the Monroe County Home.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with the Rev. David Westmoreland and the Rev. John Maxey officiating. Burial will be in the New Prospect Cemetery with military honors by the Mississippi Army National Guard 628th DASB, Tupelo, and American Legion Post 26, Aberdeen.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Simmons Mabry; three daughters, Virginia “Ginger” Evans and husband, Phillip, and Nancy Wilson and husband, Roy, all of Aberdeen, and Brenda Westmoreland and husband, David, of West Point; a sister, Helen Mabry Moffat of Aberdeen; a brother, H.E. Mabry of Albuquerque, N.M.; six grandchildren, Angela Shackelford and husband, Tony, Michael Evans, Jennifer Evans and Heather Wilson, all of Aberdeen, and Leann Westmoreland and Shelly Westmoreland of West Point; two great-grandchildren, Nick Grimes and Austin Schackelford.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Ruby Ruth Mabry Hawks; and a brother, Elba Lee Mabry.

Pallbearers will be members of the Mississippi Army National Guard.

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

Clara Pollard

NEW ALBANY – Clara Etta Aston Pollard, 72, died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004, in Las Vegas, Nev. She was retired from Irwin B. Schwabe Manufacturing Company with 20 years of service. She was co-owner of Pollard's Lawn & Garden Center and Pollard's Real Estate. She was a member of the Northside Baptist Church in New Albany.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Keownville Baptist Church in New Albany with Bro. Terry Rodgers officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, William H. “Bill” Pollard of New Albany; a daughter, Shirley Lewis and husband, Terry, of Karnak, Ill.; two sons, Mitchell Hill and wife, Gwen, of Ripley, and Dewey Hill and wife, Darlene, of Blue Mountain; three stepdaughters, Lisa Wood of Dundee, Ill., Pam Ford of Florida and Patty Welch of Pontotoc; a brother, Lamar Aston of Pontotoc; four grandchildren, eight stepgrandchildren, one great-grandson, several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Kate Alice Luna Aston, and a sister, Louise Burns.

Pallbearers will be Terry Lewis, Mark Welch, Dustin Womack, Jeff Hill, Michael Lewis and Colby Barkley.

Honorary pallbearers will be Robert White and Roy Mercer.

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

Linda McNair

CORINTH – Linda Brawner McNair, 67, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004, at her home. A lifelong resident of Corinth and Biggersville, she was born March 13, 1937. She was an active member of the New Hope Presbyterian Church. She was a retired employee of the floral department at Kroger and an associate of ITT Telecom. She was a member of the Board of Arts Council.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at New Hope Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Roger Patton officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. McPeters Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband of 39 years, Eddie McNair of Corinth; a daughter, Leah and Kevin Christensen of New Orleans; four brothers, James William Brawner, Donald Boone Brawner, Carroll Lee Brawner and Jimmy Brawner, all of Corinth; three sisters, Mary Jane B. Green and Sue B. McDaniel of Corinth, and Sammie Dee B. Williams of Memphis.

She was preceded in death of her parents, Arnold and Amy Brawner, and Sanford and Cora Dee Brawner.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Christensen, Chris Wilson, Rodney Little, Danny Wilbanks, Greg Keenum, Mike Whitehurst and Maurice Stafford.

Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Stanford, Ricky Brawner, Hugh McDaniel, Mac McDaniel, Eric McDaniel, Philip Brawner, Tim Green, Steve Williams, Bill Brawner, Bruce Brawner and Keith Brawner.

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

Memorials may be made to New Hope Presbyterian Church, 499 CR 513, Rienzi MS 38865.

Henry Stewart

MACON – Henry Stewart, 69, died Saturday, July 31, 2004, at the Noxubee General Hospital. He was a construction worker and a member of Woodlawn CME Church, where he was chairman of the Steward Board.

Services will be at noon Sunday at Woodlawn CME Church in Macon with Elder Westley Hubbard officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Carter's Funeral Services of Macon is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Virdie Rean Tate of Macon; a son, Tony Tate of Macon; two daughters, Geneva and Latoria Tate of Macon; a brother, Emmitt Stewart of St. Louis, Mo.; six sisters, Levoria Meadows of St. Louis, Katie B. Latham of Macon, and Minnie Jones, Carlos Cross, Alberta Graham and Lilia Gillespie, all of Chicago; four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Stewart and Annie Showers Stewart.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

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

Ollie Billups

WEST POINT – Ollie Lee Billups, 73, died Saturday, July 31, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point. She was born July 12, 1931, in Mayhew. She was a retired cook for Jean's Country Kitchen and a member of Mt. Pelier M.B. Church.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Pelier M.B. Church with the Rev. Bennie Brandon officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Carter's Funeral Services of Columbus is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two sons, William Wynn of Pearl and Leon Billups of West Point; three brothers, Pearly Billups and Cornelous Billups of West Point, and Jim Billups of Flint, Mich.; two sisters, Helen Billups of West Point and Earline Gillispie of Artesia; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Minnie Hicks and Jim Billups; and four brothers, Jim, Arthur, L.C. and L.A. Billups.

Friends of the family will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to services Saturday.

Addie White

COLUMBUS – Addie Lou White, 76, died Friday, July 30, 2004, at her home. She was born Jan. 14, 1928, in Artesia. She was a member of Canaan M.B. Church.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Canaan M.B. Church with the Rev. Jimmy Pounds officiating. Burial will be in Sandfield Cemetery. Carter's Funeral Services of Columbus is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a son, Louess Johnson of Columbus; five daughters, Maggie Tabb of Buffalo, N.Y., and Gloria Davis, Hattie Wilkins, Mary Martin and Daisy White, all of Columbus; a brother, Jessie Ross Jr.; 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; two adopted children, Angela and Jeffery White of Columbus.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sid White; her parents, Jessie Ross and Luella Johnson; and four brothers, Ollie J. Ross, Roosevelt Ross, the Rev. James Ross and Robert Ross.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to services Saturday.

Augusta Hill

COLUMBUS – Augusta Hill, 71, died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004, at her home. She was born Oct. 10, 1932, in Macon. She was retired from the Mississippi State University laundry department and a member of Canaan M.B. Church.

Services will be at noon Saturday at Canaan M.B. Church with the Rev. Jimmy Pounds officiating. Burial will be in Sandfield Cemetery. Carter's Funeral Services of Columbus is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a son, Porter Hill Jr. of Columbus; a sister, Della Clay of Columbus; three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harrison and Liza Wilbert; a son, Leroy Hill; a sister, Ida Bell; and two brothers, Robert Wilbert and Henry Wilbert.

Friends of the family will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to services.

Ruby Burress

PONTOTOC – Ruby Lea Sexton Burress, 70, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004, at her home after a long illness. She was born Sept. 1, 1933, to Sara and Claude R. Sexton Sr. She retired in 1998 from the Pontotoc City Schools as Food Service supervisor. She was a member of West Heights Baptist Church of Pontotoc. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Baldwin Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Bro. Don McCutchen, Bro. David Hamilton and Bro. Barry Littlefield officiating. Burial will be in Baldwin Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include her husband, Roy C. Burress; two sons, Chris Burress and wife, Lea, of Pontotoc and Tim Burress and wife, Janet, of New Albany; four sisters, Sara Stallings, Jeffie Bridgman, Mattie Owen and Mildred Parrish, all of Pontotoc; two brothers, J.C. Sexton and wife, Teresa, of Sardis and Claude R. Sexton of Ecru; two grandchildren, Nicole Burress of Pontotoc and Timothy Burress of Winona.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Pallbearers will be Gary Sexton, Jeff Sexton, Homer Parrish, Timothy Burress, Claude Byron Sexton and Clarke Sexton.

Honorary pallbearers will be John Sexton, C.J. Bright, Raymond Owen, Randy DeLoach, Brian Sexton and Ricky Bridgman.

Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to service time Saturday.

Memorials may be made to: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for cancer research, c/o First National Bank, ATTN Barbara Niemczyk, P.O. Box 29, Pontotoc MS 38863.

Roy Potts

HICKORY FLAT – Roy Donald Potts, 66, died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany. He was a retired switchman for the Burlington Northern Railroad with 26 years of service. He was a member of the Paradise Methodist Church. He enjoyed hunting, gardening and visiting the Coffee Shop Round Table.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Bro. Michael Baker, Bro. Charlie Monsue and Bro. Brownie Tohill officiating. Burial will be in Paradise Cemetery in Tishomingo.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Louise McCammon Potts of Hickory Flat; two sons, James Grady Potts and Willard Troy Potts, both of Byhalia; two daughters, Carolyn Bowlin and husband, Johnny, of Olive Branch, and Carlis Cox and husband, Odele, of Truman, Ark.; three sisters, Shirley Jean Thomas and husband, Malcolm, of Altoona, Ala., May Alice Guffey and husband, Hugh, of Tishomingo, and Linda Ann Potts of Walls; two brothers, Francis Willard Potts of Coldwater and Robert Noel Potts of Sheffield, Ala.; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy Grady and Eva Oleta Smith Potts.

Pallbearers will be Cloves Cox, Billy Mays, Jimmy Kimery, Gordan Stone, James Childers and James Godsey.

Honorary pallbearers will be Roy Bruce, Marsha Graves and Don Armstrong.

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

Cecile Gatlin

CORINTH – Cecile Sutton Gatlin, 87, died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004, at her home. She was born in Ackerman to the late Edgar E. and Pauline Quinn Sutton. She moved with her family to Corinth in 1923. After graduating from Corinth High School, she attended Mississippi State College for Women, receiving a degree in music education. She continued her music studies under Lois Maer in Memphis and at Hutchison Music School in Dallas, Texas. She taught private piano lessons and was music teacher for many years in the Corinth School System. She was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church, where she was pianist, organist and Sunday school teacher. She was president of the Women Society of Christian Service, a member of the Worship Committee and chairman of sanctuary flowers for 47 years. She was a member of the Beethoven Club.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Frank Burton officiating. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery. McPeters Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two sons, Eddie Gatlin and wife, Linda, of Memphis and Bob Gatlin and wife, Kathryn, of Tupelo; a daughter, Polly G. Bailey and husband, Joe, of Tupelo; a sister, Dorothy Gurley of Montgomery, Ala.; nine grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; her caregivers, Erma Dilworth, Fay Bobo, Kelly Bobo and Altie Evans.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Cleatus Gatlin, in March 1987.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Robert Gatlin, Ben Gatlin, Todd Gatlin, Tim Gatlin, Kirk Gatlin, John Gatlin, Darrell Whitaker, Bill Almonex and David Sisk, and a great-grandson, Will Gatlin.

Honorary pallbearers will be Kenneth Williams, Bobby Worsham, Richard Warriner, John Stanley, Joe Vann, Hoyt Wilder Jr. and Bill Jackson.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 2 p.m. to service time Saturday at the church parlor.

Stanley Lower

TUPELO – Robert Stanley Lower, 54, died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.

Niles Lindsey

RIPLEY – Niles Edward Lindsey, 65, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was a Baptist, and a retired dealer and salesman in the furniture business.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ronnie Lindsey and Bro. Jim Lindsey officiating. Burial will be in Tippah Memorial Garden.

Survivors include a son, Niles Edward Lindsey Jr. of Ball Ground, Ga.; five sisters, Faye Mason, Mary Lou Brady, Carolyn Emery and Brenda Morgan, all of Ripley, and Betty Sue Kellum of Shannon; two grandchildren, one great-grandchild, several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Sheffield, Barry Sheffield, Scottie Moore, Keith Moore, Steve Westmoreland and Lenn Beavers.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Sheffield, Ricky Lindsey, David Roy Brady, Glenn Leatherwood and Jeff Parks.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 6:30 a.m. to service time Saturday.

Thelma Jaudon

ABERDEEN – Thelma Cox Jaudon, 97, died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004, at the Grenada Living Center in Grenada. She was born June 5, 1907, to W.A. Cox and Fannie Mae Hollinsworth Cox in Monroe County. She lived in Aberdeen most of her life. She graduated from Pheba High School. She was a retired seamstress at Sharp Garment Plant in Aberdeen and a member of the New Hope Methodist Church. She moved to the Grenada Living Center in January 2004.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Aberdeen with Bro. Gladwin Carpenter, Bro. Larry Windham and Bro. David Cox officiating. Burial will be in Jones Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, W.C. Jaudon Jr. and wife, Sylvia, of Grenada; two grandchildren, Valorie Woods and husband, Mike, of Duck Hill and Trent Jaudon and wife, Susan, of Grenada; five great-grandchildren, Kayla Wood, Audra Wood, Micah Brooke Woods, Brittany Jaudon and Brianna Jaudon; a brother, J.D. Cox of Clinton.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Cladie Jaudon; and two brothers, Frank Cox and W.P. Cox.

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

Shirley Buchanan

CALHOUN CITY – Shirley Buchanan, 43, died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004, at her home in Calhoun City.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Palestine M.B. Church of Van Vleet. Carter Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three children, Amy, Felica and Reco Buchanan, all of Calhoun City; two sisters, Mary Alice Berry and Helen Buchanan