Obituaries August 17, 2011

By NEMS Daily Journal

Hon. Billy W. Shelton
SALTILLO – Honorable Billy Wyte Shelton, 79, died Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, at his residence on Birmingham Ridge near Saltillo after an illness of several years. He was born Aug. 18, 1931, in Lee County to John W. and Willie Davis Shelton. Counselor Shelton was a longtime partner in the Shelton and Associates Law Firm in Tupelo, having practiced law for over 50 years. He always prided himself on representing hardworking everyday common folks. Hon. Shelton was a lifelong Lee Countian, a graduate of Tupelo High School, attended Itawamba Community College, received a business degree from Ole Miss and his law degree from the University of Mississippi Law School. He did additional study in taxation at the University of Miami. A veteran of the U.S. Army with service in the Korean War, Soldier Shelton served as an airborne ranger and armor officer as well as instructor in the Armor School and Command and General Staff College. He retired from the military after 34 years with the rank of Lt. Colonel.
Mr. Shelton served four years in the Mississippi House of Representatives and was Lee County Prosecuting Attorney for four years. He owned several businesses over his lifetime, including hotels, restaurants, mobile home parks, furniture stores, trucking and hydraulics and was proud to be a farmer and landowner practicing solid stewardship of God’s creation. He and his wife, Ruth, were among Lee County’s best friends to animals and were the founders of the Tupelo-Lee Humane Society and Spay Inc. A longtime member of the East Heights Baptist Church, founded by his late father-in-law, Rev. Ike Berryhill. Mr. Shelton was a former deacon and Sunday school teacher. He later in life attended the Birmingham Ridge Baptist Church near his home. He was 32nd degree Mason and Shriner, a member of the American Legion, Am-Vets and the Lee County, Mississippi and American Bar Associations. He was a devoted Ole Miss sports fan, an avid animal lover, especially to his special dog, Margo, and a friend to many.
Services, with military honors, will be at 3 p.m. today at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Bobby Holland officiating. Burial will be in the Shelton family plot at Priceville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to service time today at the Tupelo Chapel. Holland Funeral Directors is entrusted with arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Ruth Berryhill Shelton, whom he married Dec. 31, 1951; a son, Barry W. Shelton, a commercial pilot, and wife, Amy, of Greenwood; a daughter, Sherrie Howell Dickerson, a teacher at Tupelo Middle School, and husband, Buddy, of Tupelo; six grandchildren, Brandon, Millie and Addison Shelton, Rocky Howell (Kacy), Joseph Howell (Heather) and Payton Dickerson; three  great-grandchildren, Bo, Brody and Kingston Howell; and his brother, Hon. Jimmy Doug Shelton.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be Rocky and Joseph Howell, Brandon, Jon and Jason Shelton, Charles Hankins, Dee Streit, Tom Holloway, Hoyle Lyle and Hon. Paul Funderburk. Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Dallas and the Lee County Bar members.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Spay Inc., c/o Ann Land, 3421 Mossycup, Saltillo, MS 38866.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Frances Howard
MABEN – Mrs. Frances Howard, 89, homemaker of Maben, went to be with her Lord on Aug. 15, 2011, at Oktibbeha County Regional Medical Center, Starkville.
Funeral services for Mrs. Howard will be Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Maben with visitation on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, from 4 to 8 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Maben. The Rev. Tommy Temple will officiate, along with Mr. Phil Hull, nephew of Mrs. Howard, Dr. Everett McKibben and Dr. Roy Hawkins. Welch Funeral Home of Starkville is in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Howard was born in Maben, Oktibbeha County, on Sept. 28, 1921, to the late Fred and Dora Hodges. Mrs. Howard was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend. She was well known for her beautiful yard and lovely handmade crafts. She enjoyed endless times of playing Scrabble with her friend, Dottie Dewberry, and rocking on the front porch with her friend, Nellie Blade.
On Feb. 15, 1941 she married Wayne Howard of Maben and to this union four daughters were born.
The family would like to thank Dr. Everett McKibben and his staff, Starkville Manor Nursing Home, Oktibbeha County Regional Medical Center and Kroger Pharmacy.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband of almost 66 years, Rev. Wayne Howard; her parents, Fred and Dora Hodges; brother, Winfred Hodges; sister, Lila Hull; grandson, Timothy Byars; great-granddaughter, Sarah Byars; and granddaughter, Kristen Hall.
Mrs. Howard is survived by her four daughters, Marjorie Tenhet (Johnny) of Maben, Sandra Byars (John) of Magee, Kathy Hall (Gary Hill) of New Albany and Teresa “Lesa” Oswalt (Doug) of Maben; five grandchildren, Kevin Byars of Flowood, Scott Tenhet of Starkville, Valerie Hall of Brandon, Robert Hall of Blue Springs and Tiffany Oswalt of Mathiston; and six great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Double Springs/Clear Springs Cemetery Endowment Fund, 375 Bluitt Rd., Maben, MS 39750; Baptist Children’s Village, P.O. Box 27, Clinton, MS 39060-0027; or French Camp Academy, One Fine Place, French Camp, MS 39745.
Pallbearers will be Kevin Byars, Scott Tenhet, Robert Hall, Lee Yates, Ron Bennett and Roy Hawkins.
You may go online and sign the guest register at www.welchfuneralhomesinc.com.

Shirley Daughtry

NEW ALBANY – Shirley Ann Rowell Daughtry, 72, died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. She was born Jan. 12, 1939, in Myrtle to C.B. Rowell and Vera Crump Rowell. She was a housewife and a member of the Hillcrest Baptist Church.
Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at United Funeral Service Chapel with Dr. Kermit McGregor and the Rev. Don Chandler officiating. Burial will be in the Glenfield Memorial Park. United Funeral Service in New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her daughter, Deborah Lynn Armstrong of Memphis; three sons, Ruben Scott Daughtry (Lauren) of Memphis, Anthony Wayne Daughtry (Rachel) of Hattiesburg and Kevin Duane Daughtry of New Orleans, La.; two sisters, Irene Whiteside of Memphis and Sue Lipford of New Albany; a brother, Kay Rowell of Myrtle; and three grandchildren, Elizabeth Hope Daughtry, Eden Faith Daughtry and Alaina Love Daughtry.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, R.W. Daughtry; a sister, Ruby Hogue; and four brothers, Charlie Rowell, Ralph Rowell, Carter “Mac” Rowell and James Rowell.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
For online condolences visit unitedfuneralservice.com.

Cleve Marshall
CHICAGO – Clevelon “Cleve” Marshall died July 17, 2011. He was born June 21, 1944, in Nettleton, the sixth child of Roosevelt Marshall Sr. and Ilelia Jarman Marshall. He confessed his belief in Christ at an early age at New Hebron M.B. Church. He had a love for astronomy and enjoyed stargazing and taking pictures of the sun, moon and stars. As the sole proprietor of Marshall Decorating Service, he was known as Marshall “The Painter” and Marshall “The Decorator.” He was a perfectionist in his work.
A memorial service was held.
He is survived by his daughters, LaDonna (Richard) Claude of Leander, Texas, and Arielle Marshall Dixon of Chicago; five grandchildren, Jasmine, Orlando Jr., Dazarae and Richard III “R.C.” of Texas and Jonathan Jr. “Chaka” of Chicago; four sisters, Mattie (Willie) Fryson, Leanner Pulphus, Elease (Gillie) Blanchard and Ruby (Ollie) Young; two brothers, Roosevelt (Pearlie) Marshall Jr. and Willie (Ruth) Marshall: and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister.

Jennie Dowdy
PONTOTOC – Jennie Mae Dowdy, 91, died Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, at her home in the Shady Grove community. She worked in Baltimore, Md., before World War II as a riveter on airplanes. She was the first woman at Dean’s Manufacturing in Pontotoc. She enjoyed working in her yard and flowers, and checking on the sick and elderly.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Shady Grove Baptist Church with Bro. Randy Bostick, Bro. Josh Sparks and Bro. David Barnett officiating. Burial will be in Shady Grove Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Cindy Gregory (Johnny); a grandson, Johnathan Gregory; a sister, Jewel Spears of Hurricane; brothers-in-law, Van Dowdy (Lucille) and Melvin Dowdy (Vaneta); sisters-in-law, Mildred Kidd (Gerald) and Mary Joyce McMillen (Jack); numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Roy R. Dowdy; her parents, Robert Stafford and Cora Bell Hanks Stafford; brothers, Ollivis, Eugene “Gene,” Joe and Howard Stafford; and sisters, Dallie Stegall, Rudy Hale, Clara Lucht and Dorothy Ball.
Visitation will be at Shady Grove Baptist Church from 6 to 9 p.m. today and from noon to service time Thursday.

Darrell Stafford
HOUSTON – Darrell P. “Pop” Stafford, 55, died Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Nov. 9, 1955. He worked as a diesel mechanic until becoming disabled, then he repaired lawn mowers and small engines. He was a Baptist.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Southern Funeral Chapel with Bro. Frankie Martin officiating. Burial will be in Old Montpelier Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Darvin Stafford of Houston; a son, Bradley Laster and Heavenly of Houston; two daughters, Lori Laster and James of Houston, and Rhonda Hampton and Randy of Blue Springs; and 13 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Burl Thomas Stafford and Edna Earl Stafford, and a brother, Thomas Stafford.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time today at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be left at www.southernfuneralchapel.webs.com.

Doris Hensley
RIPLEY – Doris Childs Hensley, 87, died Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home in Ripley.

Dennis Bailey
TUPELO – Dennis Farrar Bailey, 67, Plantersville native and internationally recognized opera singer and performer, died Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, at his daughter’s residence in Tupelo after a brief illness.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with private burial in the Bailey family plot at Plantersville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to service time Saturday.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Dennis Bailey and and Maxine Monts Bailey Cameron Memorial Fund, c/o CREATE Inc., 213 West Main St., No. 100, Tupelo, MS 38801 for the purpose of start-up costs, scholarships and administrative costs of the Tupelo Performing Arts Academy.
Condolences may be e-mailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

John C. Reedy
TUPELO – Johnny Clinton “J.C.” Reedy, 81, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo after a brief illness.
Services with military honors will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors. Burial will follow in Lee Memorial Park.
Visitation will be from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Tupelo Chapel.
Condolences may be e-mailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Manuel Cathey
COMO – Manuel Cathey, 60, died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011, at his home in Como.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at West Looxahoma Church of Christ in Senatobia. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.

Charles Potter
TISHOMINGO – Charles C. Potter, 71, died Monday, Aug. 15, 2011. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ludlam Funeral Home of Iuka.

Mae Norris
BRANDON – Flora Mae McMaster Norris, 67, died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, at Baptist Hospital in Jackson. She was a native of Shannon and had resided in Brandon for 10 years. She was a member of Crossview Baptist Church and she lived her life serving God and her community. Before moving to Brandon, she spent a majority of her time directing a food bank in California with her husband, Ken. She was a recipient of the JC Penney Golden Rule Award for her years of dedicated service. In Brandon, she was very active with the Samaritan’s Purse/Operation Christmas Child Ministries. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-granddaughter, cooking, gardening, reading, collecting cookbooks and going to the Farmers Market. She had a very generous heart and was a friend to many.
Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Ott amp& Lee Funeral Home in Brandon with Pastor Don Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Brandon Memorial Gardens.
She is survived by two daughters, Sharon Kaye McCain of Brandon and Lori Whittaker of Clarksville, Fla.; a son-in-law, Donald Edward McCain of Brandon; three grandchildren, Kristy McCain Daniels and Raymond Eugene Daniels, both of Brandon, and Samantha Lynn McCain of Hattiesburg; one great-grandchild, Lauren Elizabeth Daniels of Brandon; two nephews, Jimmy Beavers, of Romulus, Mich., and Benny R. Beavers of Lima, Ohio; and a cousin, Diane Wilson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Norris; a sister, Betty Ann Beavers; her mother, Florene Plunkett McMaster; and her father, Sam Virgil McMaster.
Pallbearers will be Brad Skelton, Brooks Moore, Ronnie Pannell, Dave Ackery, Robert Bryant and Jan Pierce.
Sign the online guest register book at www.ottandleefuneralhome.com.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today.

Debra Jenkins
PINEDALE – Debra S. Jenkins, 49, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service in New Albany. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Verlene Leathers
FULTON – Verlene Leathers, 89, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McNeece-Morris Funeral Home of Fulton. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Julius V. Spann
TUPELO – Julius V. “Bud” Spann, 67, died Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Jan. 15, 1944, in Memphis to Julius V. Spann and Annie B. Monaghan Spann. He graduated from Central High School in Murfreesboro, Tenn., and then attended the University of Mississippi. While there, he served with the ROTC. After college, he joined the United States Army and served in the Vietnam conflict as a 1st lieutenant. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, Air Medal, the Silver Star, the Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. He worked for the Mississippi Highway Department. He retired from the University of Mississippi. He was an avid golfer and a member of the Natchez Trace Golf Club.
Graveside services with military honors will be 1 p.m. today at Tupelo Memorial Gardens. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his brother, William “Bill” Watts; special cousins, Jean Christian and Ray Monaghan; and many other cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Marilyn Holmes
RIPLEY – Marilyn Diane Vuncannon Holmes, 56, died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Oct. 11, 1954, in San Bernardino, Calif., to Wayne and Bessie Reeves Vuncannon. She was an employee of Pizza Hut and a former employee of Blue Bell Manufacturing Corp. She was a member of Springdale Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Falkner Church of the Lord Jesus Christ with Bro. Terry Vuncannon officiating. Burial will be in Jacobs Chapel Cemetery in Ripley. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Larry Holmes of Ripley; two sons, Wayne Holmes (Amanda) and Andrew Holmes (friend, Justice Thornton), both of Ripley; her mother, Bessie Reeves Vuncannon of Ripley; two sisters, Susan Rutherford (Petie) of Falkner and Peggy Miracle (Bill) of Ripley; one brother, Randy Vuncannon of Ripley; and five grandchildren, Jandy and Haley Holmes, and Kandra, Lawery and Brenda Holmes.
She was preceded in death by her father, Wayne Holmes.
Pallbearers will be Joe Collier, Dusty Sims, Tracy Vuncannon, Petie Rutherford, Stacy Bates and William Reeves.
Visitation will be at the Falkner Church of the Lord Jesus Christ from 5 to 9 p.m. today.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.

Addie Yeager
HOUSTON – Addie “Tommie” Marks Hill Yeager, 85, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, at Trace Regional Hospital in Houston. She was born March 12, 1926, in Chickasaw County to Samuel Thornton Marks and Addie B. Barnett. She was a retired seamstress for Indian Creek and a member of Parkway Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Houston Funeral Home in Houston with Rev. Carl Morris officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Houston.
Survivors include one daughter, Ella Jean Morgan of Houston; a stepdaughter, Betty Smith and husband, Jimmy, of Houston; two sons, Billy Hill and Ricky Hill, both of Houston; seven grandchildren, Hester Blissard, Anna Brake, Christopher Hill, Claude Lewis, Anthony Lewis, David Morgan and Jennifer Young; seven great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Claude Hill and Charles Yeager; a sister, Mary Lee Eaton; a brother, Samuel T. Marks Jr.; and a stepdaughter, Maxine Mason Brown; and a grandson, Chester Blissard.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funral home.
Friends and family may sign the online registry at www.houstonfuneralhomems.com.

Pennie Pennington
OLIVE BRANCH – Bennie “Pennie” M. Pennington died on Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, at Baptist Hospital in Memphis. Born on April 16, 1927, in Monroe County, she was a daughter of the late Daniel R. and Rosa Belle Pulliam Montgomery.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Bro. Wesley Stephens officiating. Burial will follow in Hatley Cemetery.
She is survived by a son, Douglas W. Pennington (Debbie) of Olive Branch; sisters, Pernie Hester, Tula Hollingsworth and Alice Best; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Pennington; a daughter, Judy Fenton; and four sisters and three brothers.
Pallbearers will be Edward Best, Richard Montgomery, Steve Hester, Michael Pennington and Chris Pennington. Honorary pallbearer will be Larry Rorie.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service hour on Thursday at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Starr Rowzee
TUPELO – Kaelonnie Starr Rowzee, stillborn daughter of Anthony and Crystal Rowzee, died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, at the Women’s Center of North Mississippi Medical Center.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Cairo Cemetery in Ecru with Bro. Greg Herndon officiating. Visitation will follow the service at the gravesite. Holland Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her parents, Anthony and Crystal, and her sisters, Jaedyn and Amari Lopez, all of Tupelo; her grandparents, Stacy Lopez of Tupelo and Diane Rowzee of Ecru; great-grandparents, Yolanda Jamison (Jack) of Pontotoc, Kathleen Moskow of California and Carlos Lopez of Las Cruces, N.M.; great-great-grandparents, Molly Lopez of Stratford, Texas, and Fred Olivarez of Lubbock, Texas; uncles, Ivan Franco of Tupelo, Rodney Rowzee of Arizona and Michael Cowdrey of California; aunts, Jennifer Givens of Arizona and Jennifer Cowdrey of Pennsylvania.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Zackary Summerford
TREMONT – Zackary D. Summerford, 20, died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011. He was born Feb. 18, 1991, in Amory. He was employed at Tombigbee Lumber and Wayside Equipment Sales. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding four-wheelers.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Bobby Fowler and Bro. Matt Russell officiating. Burial will be in Itawamba Memorial Garden.
Survivors include his daughter, Hailie Summerford; his father, Joel Summerford of Tremont; his mother, Gina Armstrong of Red Bay, Ala.; his grandparents, Freddy and Linda Robinson of Detroit, Ala., and Paul and Yvonne Summerford of Tremont; two sisters, Amber Robinson of Red Bay and Taylor Hood of Sturgis; three brothers, Bradley Robinson (Sheena) and Andrew Armstrong, all of Red Bay, and Triston Wilson of Panama City Beach, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lenard and Nellie Scott.
Pallbearers will be Bradley Robinson, Andrew Armstrong, Shane Creekmore, Jason Milam, Brandon Long and Jacob Payne.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to service time Thursday.
Memorials may be made to the Hailie Summerford Benefit Account at any 1st American National Bank.

Lewis Nunnally Jr.
HOLLY SPRINGS – Lewis Anderson “Wine” Nunnally Jr., 61, died Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011, in Holly Springs.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Adolphus Chapel CME Church in Holly Springs. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home with the family receiving guests from 6 to 7 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at the church from noon to 12:55 p.m. Thursday.

Mayme Whitten
TUPELO – Mayme Lucille Whitten, 99, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, at The North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born April 24, 1912, in Burnsville to Willie Shell and Bertie Elledge Norman. She graduated from Itawamba Agricultural High School in Fulton and later attended Draughon’s Business College in Memphis. She was a longtime resident of Tupelo and a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, at Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Steve Hurt officiating. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her daughter, Nancy Whitten of Tupelo; one brother, Robert Norman (Lou) of Bowling Green, Ky.; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Herman Clifton Whitten; and two brothers, Jourdan Norman and Milton Norman.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Sherri York
BOONEVILLE – Sherri L. York, 45, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillen Funeral Home Home.

Pamela Patterson
HATTIESBURG – Pamela Lynnette Patterson, 44, died Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, at Wesley Memorial Hospital in Hattiesburg.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Macedonia M.B. Church. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. A memorial service will be held Aug. 22 at West Point M.B. Church in Hattiesburg. Patterson Memorial Chapel of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Macedonia Baptist Church.