Obituaries August 28, 2010

Doug Gray
FULTON – Douglas “Doug” Gray, 68, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010, at his home. He was born Aug. 3, 1942, in Itawamba County to Samuel Archie and Allie Lucene Christian Gray. He was a member of Big Oak Baptist Church and a construction worker. He was an avid outdoorsman.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Senter Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Bill Adams and Bro. Doug Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Walton Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Marty Gray (Sherry) of Fulton and Mitch Gray of Nettleton; two grandchildren, Jake and Sydney Gray; two sisters, Mayola Robinson (Cutah) of Fulton and Sandra Dulaney of Tupelo; two brothers, Buddy Gray (Sarah) of Tupelo and Wayne Gray (Agnes) of Fulton; a daughter-in-law, Jennifer Gray of Nettleton.
He was preceded in death by his parent and his wife, Linda Gray, who died in June 2007.
Pallbearers will be Steve Moore, Randy Carpenter, Jeff Ramey, Jeff McMillen, Tommy Stacks and Robert Sheffield.
Visitation will continue from 8 a.m. to service time today.
Dr. Bert Hill
AMORY – Dr. Bert Hill, 83, died Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Lola M. Vance
RIPLEY – Lola M. Vance, 59, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010, at the Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Foster amp& Son Funeral Home of Ripley.
Donie Rakestraw
NEW ALBANY – Donie P. Pickens Rakestraw, 101, died Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, at her residence. She was born Feb. 14, 1909, in Union County to Zack Pickens and Melinda Turner Pickens. She was a retired employee of Irwin B. Schwabe Company in New Albany. She was a member of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Dean Timbes and the Rev. Harvey Sewell officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. United Funeral Service in New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Bobbie Rakestraw of New Albany; four grandchildren, Timothy Rakestraw (Susan), Wally Rakestraw, Nickey Rakestraw (Joyce) and Christy Pitts, all of New Albany; five great-grandchildren, Starla Ruth, Skyla Rakestraw, Sunni Rakestraw, Claden Rakestraw and Amber Rakestraw; and three great-great-grandchildren, Zoee Ruth, Reese Ruth and Kylee Huthison.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Walter Tyson Rakestraw; and two sons, Elton Brown Rakestraw and Alton Clay Rakestraw.
Pallbearers will be Nickey Rakestraw, Wally Rakestraw, Tim Rakestraw, Claden Rakestraw, Jason Ruth, Reese Ruth, Melvin Pannell and Larry Reed. Honorary pallbearers will be Donnie Crumpton, Judy Crumpton, April Crumpton and Stoney Hardy.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
For online condolences, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.
Vicky Stevens
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Vicky Searcy Stevens, 55, formerly of Dennis, died Friday, Aug. 27, 2010. She was a Christian and a member of the Church of Christ. She was a nurse for over 30 years, most recently at Parkwest Medical Center. She was an avid cook and loved garage sales. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter and sister, and a very caring person.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 4:45 p.m. today followed by a Celebration of Life service at 5 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel. Ben Parker, Rev. David Bluford and Chaplain Tom Rayford will officiate. Graveside service will be at 8 a.m. Sunday at Stoney Point Cemetery. Click Funeral Home, Farragut Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Clara Seary, formerly of Dennis; a brother, Oscar Charlie (Boots) Searcy; and one nephew.
She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Sid Stevens; daughter, Mandy Stevens; sister, Louise Smith; brother, Larry Searcy; sister-in-law, Barbara Searcy: four aunts, five uncles, four nieces and four nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Covenant Hospice, 3001 Lake Brook Blvd. Suite 102, Knoxville, TN 37909; or Stoney Point Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 12424 Couch Mill Road, Knoxville, TN 37932.
To sign the online guestbook, visit www.clickfuneralhome.com
Nancy Gullick
ETTA – Nancy Lee Green Gullick, 70, died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010, at her home. She was born Jan. 13, 1940, in Elgin, Ill., to Walter Tyler and Lois Koeser Green. She was a homemaker and a member of Bethlehem Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in Potts Camp.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. today at Bethlehem Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in Potts Camp. United Funeral Service of New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her daughter, Michelle Browning (Alton) of Etta; six sons, Ronald Gullick (Kathleen) of Hattiesburg, Donald Gullick (Pam) of Etta, Mike Gullick (Fredia) of Myrtle, Billy Gullick (Lee) of New Albany, Joey Gullick of Etta and Jason Gullick (Tracy) of New Albany; two sisters: Ginny Hendricks (Jack) of Fulton and Pat Patrick (Alvin) of Elgin, Ill.; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandson.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Quay Gullick; her second husband, George Pratt; and two brothers, Bud Green and Dick Green.
Mattie Bruce
OXFORD – Mattie Ivy Bruce, 103, died Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
Willie Jo Martin
AMORY – Willie Jo “Mama Jo” Martin, 92, died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center. Born July 31, 1918, in the Sugg Community of Monroe County, she was a daughter of William H. White and Sally Sugg White Whitaker. She was a graduate of Hatley High School, where she was a star basketball player and the senior class president. Mrs. Martin was the senior quality control inspector for TIL/Longneckers, retiring in 1993. She was a faithful member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church, having served on the Administrative Board, as president of the UMW, as a Sunday school teacher and a devoted prayer chain member. A loving and giving lady, she was an avid reader, enjoyed flower gardening and listening to Christian music. She loved her Lord, family and friends.
Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Andrews United Methodist Church with Rev. Aubrey Boren and Rev. Tim Sisk officiating. Burial will follow in New Hope Cemetery. E.E. Pickle Funeral of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her children, Darwin Ausbon of Florida, Jo Ann Summerlin of Brandon and Sammy “Sam” Vaughan Sr., and his wife, Cindy, of Columbus; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Polly Moore of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; and several cousins.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, Kirby Whitaker; husband, Durell Denley Martin; grandson, Duffy Ausbon; brother, James H. Moore; stepsister, Ann Whitaker Goodwin; and stepbrother, Kenneth Whitaker.
Pallbearers will be Michael Summerlin, Sammy Ray Vaughan, Keith Whitaker, Joe Sugg, Chris Fair and Billy Beard. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe, Zach and Jared McGonagill, Charlie Riley, Warner Hester, Thomas Griffith, Ray Jones and Ralph Salter.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from 2:30 p.m. to service time Sunday.
Memorials may be given to St. Andrews United Methodist Church, 1123 Veterans Legion Drive, Amory, MS 38821.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at picklefh@att.net.
Robert Summerford
SMITHVILLE – Robert Summerford, 75, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Born on Nov. 25, 1934, in Itawamba County, he was a son of the late Ernie Clevis and Reba Irene Harris Summerford. A very outgoing and fun-loving person, Mr. Summerford never met a stranger. He was a graduate of Smithville High School, Class of 1952. He honorably served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a member of the DAV. He retired from Walker Manufacturing after 30 years of service. Strong in his faith, he was an active member of Wildwood Baptist Church. Always willing to help others, he loved spending time with his granddaughter, and enjoyed talking with people, being outdoors and fishing.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Wildwood Baptist Church with Bro. Chuck Moffett and Bro. Larry Galloway officiating. Burial will follow in Haughton Memorial Park. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Marilyn Summerford, and son, Phil Summerford, of Smithville; daughter, Mitzy (Mike) Whalen of Amory; brothers, Doyle and Eulon Summerford of Smithville; granddaughter, Allyson Hill of Tupelo; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two infant brothers.
Pallbearers will be Marlin, Keith, Ronnie and Tony Summerford, Mike Walden and J.L. Cowley.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from 12:30 p.m. until the service hour Sunday.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Wildwood Baptist Church, Amory, MS 38821-0652.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at picklefh@att.net.
Kenneth Stevens
TUPELO – Kenneth Stevens, 71, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. A native and lifelong resident of Tupelo, he was born July 7, 1939, to Cecil Leo and Ruby Opal Davenport Stevens. He was a longtime employee of Pennsylvania Tire and then worked as a horse trainer. He loved working with his horses and was active with the 4-H clubs, helping physically challenged children with equestrian therapy. He was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association.
Services will be at 12:30 p.m. today at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Rev. Terry Pierce officiating. Burial will be in Priceville Cemetery.
Survivors include his sister, Shirley Dickerson (James) of Baldwyn; his brother, Jimmy Stevens (Peggy) of Blue Springs; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Wayne Stevens; a sister-in-law, Laura Stevens; and two nieces, Kelly Stevens and Pam Ryan.
Pallbearers will be Bill Hall, Paul Bradley, Wiley Wiygul, A.J. Ellis, Gerald Bennett and Danny Mears.
Honorary pallbearers will be Buzzy Cullum, David Cullum, Jack McKinney and Buddy McKinney.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 1800 West Main, Tupelo MS 38801.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Sue Martin
TUPELO – Sue Martin, 93, died Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, at her daughter’s residence after a brief illness. A Saltillo native, she was born Jan. 23, 1917, to Wiley and Willie Davis Johnson. She worked 25 years as a supervisor for Purnell’s Pride. She enjoyed working puzzle books, playing shuffleboard and card games with her friends at Traceway. She was the widow of Douglas Martin and a member of East Heights Baptist Church.
Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Dr. Paul Brashier officiating. Burial will be in Booneville City Cemetery.
Survivors include her daughter, Judy Martin Jones of Tupelo; three sisters-in-law, Flo Martin of Tupelo, Myrle Johnson of Charlotte, N.C., and Lois Johnson of Laurel.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 59 years, Douglas Martin; her daughter, Betty Kay Martin; and two brothers, Clinton Johnson and Ralph Johnson.
Pallbearers will be Buddy Palmer, John Simmons, Lawrence Stanley, Don Knight, Marvin Burleson and Danny Riley.
Visitation will be from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to United Methodist Senior Services, 2800 West Main, Tupelo MS 38801; or East Heights Baptist Church, 205 Lake St., Tupelo MS 38804.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
John Dixon Jr.
WEST POINT – John Dixon Jr., 84, died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at New St. Peters Missionary Baptist Church in West Point. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Carter’s Mortuary Services of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral Home
Faye Taylor
TUPELO – Faye Taylor, 88, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010, at her residence after a brief illness. A native of Troy, she was born Aug. 22, 1922, to J.W. and Cynthia Eddington. Throughout her life, she worked as a waitress, but her life’s calling was taking care of her home. She lived half of her adult life in Flint, Mich., before returning to this area. She loved spending time with her family, especially her great-granddaughter, Taylor. She was an avid animal lover and supporter, and was particularly fond of cats. She was the widow of Waymon Taylor to whom she was married for over 60 years. She was a member of Gloster Street Church of Christ.
Services will be at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Bro. Chad Ramsey and Bro. Joe Connell officiating. Burial will be in Springville Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Linda Riggan (Bill) and Sandra Taylor, all of Tupelo; one sister, Eva Wilhelm of California; one grandson, Mark Riggan of Tupelo; one granddaughter, Jennifer Sellars (Bo) of Saltillo; one great-granddaughter, Taylor Sellars; several nieces and nephews, including Carol Titus and Gail Wilson, who considered her a second mother.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband; a nephew, J.W. “Cub” Eddington; and two sisters and five brothers.
Pallbearers will be Ed Mattox, Don Easterling, Henry amp”Cubbyamp” Lafayette III and Lamar Walls.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Gloster Street Church of Christ, 307 N. Gloster Street, Tupelo MS 38804; or the Lee County Humane Society, 2400 South Gloster Street, Tupelo MS 38801.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Marie McGregor
PONTOTOC – Lila Marie McGregor, 89, died Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. She was born March 11, 1921. She was a Baptist and a former sewing machine operator at Hunter Sadler. She loved sewing, quilting and crossword puzzles.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc with the Rev. Junior Ritchie officiating. Burial will be in Carey Springs Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Jerry McGregor of Oxford; eight grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Inez Horton of Ecru and Zelma Buser of Oklahoma.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clell B. McGregor; a daughter, Mary Sue Canerdy; a son, Johnny Canerdy; and a grandson.
Visitation will be from noon to service time Sunday.
Dora Johnson
MANTEE – Dora Mae Butler Johnson, 82, died Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, at Heritage Manor in Franklinton, La. She was born May 29, 1928, in Belmont to D.G. Butler and Annie Roberts Butler. She was a homemaker and nurse’s aid. She was a member of Mantee Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Houston Funeral Home in Houston with Rev. Steve Griffin officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Mantee.
Survivors include her daughters, Michie House of Starkville, and Sherry Williams and husband, Toxie, of Angie, La.; her sister, Merlene McAnally of Golden; her grandchildren, Quinn and Patrick Cambell of Raleigh, N.C., Stephan House of Starkville, Anitra and Lance Ball of Franklinton, La., and Wesley and Kathy Williams of Slidell, La.; and her eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Wesley Johnson, on Feb. 22, 1989; her parents; her brother, Bernard Butler; and two infant sisters.
Visitation will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Sunday at Houston Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Fund, c/o Virginia Skelton, 13310 Hwy. 15, Mantee, MS 39751.
Friends and family may leave a message on the online register book at www.houstonfuneralhomems.com.
Melvin Griese
BOONEVILLE – Melvin Monroe Griese, 58, died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010, at his home.
There will be no service. Booneville Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Carolyn Stegall
MOOREVILLE – Carolyn Sue Stegall died Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, at the Sanctuary Hospice House. She retired from Sam’s Club after 16 years of service. She was a member of Union Grove Baptist Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Union Grove Church with Bro. Ryan Napolo officiating. Burial will be at Union Grove Cemetery. Waters Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Dexter K. Stegall of the Eggville community; two daughters, Edie Seaton (Keith) of Eggville and Vanessa Jackson (Jimmy) of Mooreville; one son, Perry Stegall (Pam) of Eggville; one sister, Sarah Harris of Eggville; three brothers, James H. Green, Carlton Green and Paul Green, all of Eggville; eight grandchildren, Eric Seaton, Brooke Seaton, Haley Stegall, Hannah Stegall, Scott Stegall, Lakyn Jackson, Luke Jackson and Lance Jackson.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Bondie Holland and Effie Montgomery Green, and a sister, Mary Lee White.
Pallbearers will be Terry Green, Josh Green, Jason Green, Jacob Vance, Rob Abel and Eddie Harris.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 p.m. until service time Sunday.
Peggy Swartz
CORINTH – Memorial service for Peggy L. “Sister” Swartz, 67, will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Funeral Home in Corinth. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time Sunday.
Memorial may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38803.
Condolence may be left at www.memorialcorinth.com.
Thomas Wilbanks
PONTOTOC – Thomas Franklin Wilbanks, 74, died Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, at the Pontotoc Hospital. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, where he was an ordained deacon. He was a retired diesel mechanic for the Truck Center. He was a loving father and grandfather.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with Fred Hartley and Tommy Inmon officiating. Burial will be in Oak Forest Cemetery.
Survivors include three daughters, Joyce Wilbanks Ivy, Jenny Wilbanks Roberson and Julie Anne Wilbanks, all of Pontotoc; two sons, Tony Wilbanks and Teddy Wilbanks, both of Pontotoc; four sisters, Clara Alsup of Walnut, and Mildred Foster, Lois Fields and Shirley Allen, all of Middleton, Tenn.; three brothers, Billy Wilbanks and Waymon Wilbanks, both of Cullman, Ala., and Ricky Wilbanks of Ashland; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Minnie Lee Warren Wilbanks; a son, Terry Lee Wilbanks; his father, Claude Otis Wilbanks; his mother, Jennie Mae Wilbanks; three sisters, Mae Wilbanks, Claudia Wilbanks and Ruth Taylor; and four brothers, W.B. Wilbanks, Robert Wilbanks, Thadis Wilbanks and Claude Jr. Wilbanks;
Pallbearers will be Billy Wilbanks, Ricky Wilbanks, Danny Wilbanks, Danny Ditto, Steve Barton and Floyd Stovall.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Ben Brashier Jr.
WEST POINT – Benjamin Thomas “Ben” Brashier Jr., 88, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010. at his daughter’s home in Roy, Utah. He was born Feb. 27, 1922, in Shubuta to Margaret Clara Rigby and Benjamin Thomas Brashier Sr. He worked in poultry research for the USDA for 20 years. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church. He married Ima Jeanette Cade Brashier on May 6, 1951, in Jackson. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He served in the U. S. Naval Reserves for 27 years and in the National Guard from 1972 until 1982. He was commander of the American Legion Neyman Post 37.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jeff Shannon officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in Columbus Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include his wife. Jeanette Cade Brashier of West Point; three daughters, Sue Brashier Rushing (Buddy) of West Point, Brenda Brashier of Orem, Utah, and Cathy Brashier Rogers (Wallace) of Roy, Utah; one son, Larry Brashier (Beverly) of Caledonia; 11 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Benny Joe Brashier; a grandchild, Christopher Parker Rogers; three brothers; and three sisters.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 293, West Point, MS 39773.
Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Friends may leave a memory message at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.
Jimmy Thompson
AMORY – Jimmy Thompson, 53, died Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home.
Madge Crone
TUPELO – Madelyn “Madge” Romona Byerly Crone, 81, died Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, at Community Hospice at Darlington Oaks after an extended illness. A native of Perrysville, Ohio, she was born Feb. 1, 1929, to Chester and Nellie Freeman Byerly. She was a graduate of Lucas High School in Lucas, Ohio, and was valedictorian of her senior class. She worked at Sears for eight years and as the manager of the North Mississippi Medical Center gift shop for 15 years. She enjoyed sailing, crossword puzzles, shells and sewing. She loved her family and enjoyed special family gatherings each week until her health failed. She was a member of First Christian Church.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Sammy Lansdell officiating. Burial will be in Grey Cemetery near Nettleton.
Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Calvin L. Crone of Tupelo; her children, Steve Crone (JoAnn) of Nettleton, Greg Crone (Jerry Lou) of Guntown, Denise Carnathan and Rick Crone (Pam), all of Tupelo; her sisters, Pat Constance (Skip) of Ohio, Shirley Kan of Ohio and Carol Hall (Jack) of Georgia; her brothers, Bob Byerly (Marge) of Ohio and Dick Byerly (Sue) of Florida; eight grandchildren, Tony Crone of Tupelo, Jenny and Katie Crone of Guntown, Scott and Lisa Carnathan of Tupelo, Christy Carnathan of Nashville, and Neil and Caleb Crone of Tupelo; five great-grandchildren, Beth, Brittney, Amber, Austin and Christian; one great-great-grandson, Hunter; her sisters-in-law, Ruth Byerly of Georgia and Lea Crone of Ohio; and her brother-in-law, Dick Poth of Florida.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Kevin Crone, her brother, Gene Byerly; her sister Norma Poth; her brothers-in-law, Bill Kan, Don Crone, and Jim Crone (June).
Pallbearers will be Christopher Bradley, Tony Crone, Neil Crone, Caleb Crone, Tommy Moran and Stuart Ponds.
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Tupelo Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Society.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Mary Shelby
BYHALIA – Mary Earline Shelby, 65, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010, at her home in Byhalia.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Medlock Methodist Church in Ashland. Burial will be in the Medlock Cemetery. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until service time today at the church.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.
Beatrice Scruggs
IUKA – Beatrice Scruggs, 87, died Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, at the Tishomingo Community Living Center.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka. Interment will follow in Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

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