Obituaries August 30, 2011

Robert Marshall
HORN LAKE – Robert Alfred Marshall, 65, died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto in Southaven. He was born March 16, 1946, in Memphis. He was a U.S. Army veteran, a construction worker and a Pentecostal.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at The Rock Church in Walls. Burial will be in Blocker Cemetery at Olive Branch. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Blaylock Marshall of Horn Lake; his mother, Annie Whatley Marshall of Booneville; three sons, Bobby Ray Marshall (Amy), John Thomas Marshall )Kay) and Robert Marshall (Jeannie), all of Horn Lake; one daughter, Sherrie Tilley (Randall) of Byhalia; five brothers, Andrew “Buddy” Marshall of Jumpertown, Paul Marshall of Byhalia, John Marshall of Booneville, Larry Marshall of Burnsville and Mark Marshall of Corinth; three sisters, Shirley Moss of Southaven, Mary Childress of Como and Kathy Moore of Horn Lake; 13 grandchildren four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Andrew Marshall Sr.
Leave online condolences at www.hsfuneralhome.com.
James Brown
OKOLONA – James Melvin Brown, 63, died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a retired truck driver for Diesel Express after 30 years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge 4949.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Victory Temple. Burial will be in the Palmetto Cemetery. Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include four sons, Merl Brown of Toledo, Ohio, Ellis Brown and Jeremaine Brown, both of Tupelo, and Trevino Brown of Ashland; one daughter, Lind M. Brown, of Toledo, Ohio; his wife, Donna Brown of Tupelo; stepchildren, Tasha Scales of Tupelo, Candies Cook (Jeremy) of Oxford, James Winfrey (Iris) of Chesterville and JoAnn Winfrey of Saltillo; special friends and caregivers, Mary Richardson, and Edward “Bo Bo” Canady of Okolona; brothers, Prentiss Brown (Lula), Charles Brown, Wayne Brown (Carrie), all of Tupelo, and Parnell Brown (Mary) of Pontotoc; sisters, Stella Jones (Ernest), Margaret Brown (Paul), Cynthia Brown White (James) and Williese Bell, all of Tupelo; 16 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. today with the family hour from 6 to 7 p.m. at the J.W. Porter Chapel at Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary. The body will lie in the church one hour prior to service time Wednesday.
Online condolences can be made to the Brown family at www.grayson-portersmortuary.com
Billy Ray McCreary
CORINTH – Billy Ray McCreary, 79, died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, at Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Services with military honors will be at 2 p.m. today at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Burial will be in Union Baptist Church Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time today at the funeral home.
Marie Green
FULTON – Marie Green, 67, died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Fulton City Cemetery. Senter Funeral Home of Fulton is in charge of the arrangements.
Dr. Frederick Tatum
HATTIESBURG – Dr. Frederick Edward Tatum, 90, died Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011, at Forrest General Hospital. He was a graduate of Millsaps College and a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He was a retired cardiologist, a founding member of the Hattiesburg Clinic and past president of the Mississippi Heart Association. Dr. Tatum was a Fellow of the American Academy of Cardiology, a recipient of the Laureate Award from the Mississippi Chapter of the American College of Physicians and active with South Mississippi Home Health. He was a lifetime member of Main Street United Methodist Church, where he taught the Fred Tatum Sunday School Class. He was a past president of the Hattiesburg Civic Association and a member of the Hattiesburg Kiwanis Club. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Medical Corps.
Services were Monday, Aug. 29, at Main Street United Methodist Church in Hattiesburg. Entombment was in Roseland Park Mausoleum. Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home of Hattiesburg was in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Margaret Granberry Tatum of Hattiesburg; a son, Robert Granberry Tatum of Mobile, Ala.; two daughters, Sandra Tatum Henson of Tupelo and Margaret Ann Tatum of Hattiesburg; three grandchildren, David Wright Henson Jr., Frederick Tatum Henson and Eleanor Claire Tatum.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Marie Simmons
BOONEVILLE – Edith Marie Simmons died Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, in Morris, Ill. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Booneville Funeral Home.
Bobby Lovelace
IUKA – Bobby Lovelace, 62, died Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 205 E. Eastport St., Iuka, MS 38852.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
Callie Edith Bain Gentry
1917-2011
BATESVILLE – Callie Edith Bain Gentry, 94, passed away Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville.
Callie was born in Aberdeen on May 3, 1917. She lived with her two sisters as young girls at the Methodist Orphanage in Jackson. She was united in marriage to James C. Gentry in Aberdeen on Dec. 13, 1933. Callie was a devoted mother and homemaker, who loved to cook for her family and friends. She was also an avid gardener.
Callie is survived by her children, H.C. (Mick) Gentry of Kenosha, Wis., Carolyn Faye Palmer of Denham Springs, La., Norma Ann Wohlwend of Courtland, Ben (Cynthia) Gentry of Houston, Texas, and Carla D. (Danny) Hatchett of Shreveport, La.; 13 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Callie is preceded in death by her husband, James C. Gentry, in August 1975; a son, Sidney Wayne Gentry, in August 1989; two sisters, Edna Bain Miller of Jackson and Annie Bain Guest of West Point.
Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers will be Terry Palmer, Mike Wohlwend, Bert “Bubba” Gentry, Randy Cosby, Jeff Reynolds, Bill McCurdy, Christopher Tubbs, Chip Cosby, Mike Gentry and Bennett Gentry.
Visitation will take place at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home today, Aug. 30, from 4 to 7 p.m.
Services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 31, at 3 p.m. at Tisdale-Lann Memorial.
The family would like to express appreciation to the staff at the Golden Age Nursing Home in Batesville.
Wanza Little
GLEN – Wanza McKinney Little, 74, died Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, at her home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to service time Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Lighthouse Foundation, P.O. Box 2121, Corinth, MS 38835 or Living Free Ministries, P.O. Box 224, Corinth, MS 38835.
Leave condolences online at www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.
Nancy Tidwell
MEMPHIS – Nancy Tidwell, 53, died Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011, at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis. She was born Sept. 21, 1957, in Memphis to Jack Allen Morton and Billie Jean Shoemaker.
Service and visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Serenity Funeral Home in Holly Springs with Pastor Micheal Blalock officiating.
Survivors include her husband, Johnny Tidwell; three children, Christopher Larson of Bartlett, Tenn., Micheal Larson of Memphis and April Tidwell of Memphis; her siblings, Marvin Morton of Batesville, Robert Morton and Vivian Abrams of Memphis, Paula Twilla of Batesville, Patricia Woods of Bakersfield, Calif., and Edna Morton of Kansas City, Mo.; three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother.
James Baker
CALHOUN CITY – James W. Baker, 77, died Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in Eupora. He was born Feb. 28, 1934, in Chickasaw County. He was a retired metal worker for Heatcraft and a member of Macedonia Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel in Calhoun City with the Rev. Dwight Brown officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Chickasaw County.
Survivors include two daughters, Melissa Hankins (Bill) of Eupora and Carol Blackman (Huey) of Asheville, Ala.; two sisters, Ouida Marshall of Vardaman and Margaret Simmons of Grenada; one brother, Charlie Baker of Calhoun City; six grandchildren, Jalee Sluss, Bobby Sluss, Melanie Becker (Eric) and Sloan Blackman (Renee); eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Baker and Elsie Mae Nichols Baker; a sister, Bonnie Rodgers; and two brothers, Wilmer Baker and Buddy Baker.
Pallbearers will be Larry Baker, Jerry Baker, Kenny Clanton, John Harrison, Bob Cozart and Robert Barnett.
Visitation will be from noon to service time today at the funeral home.
Wayne House
PONTOTOC – Wayne House, 53, died Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He worked in the furniture industry before becoming disabled. He was a member of the Oxford Bass Club.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Browning Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in the Warren Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his mother: Annie Rose White House of Oxford; a sister, Jamie Brown (Bobby); two brothers, Steve House and Lee House (Sonya); four nieces, three nephews and three great-nieces.
He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Junior House.
Pallbearers will be Mike Clark, Shane Phillips, Adam Huey, Josh Edwards, Kenny Shankle, Steven Willard, Johnny Warren and Dusty Watts.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday.
Condolences may be offered at www.browningpontotoc.com.
Maurine Barron
EUPORA – Maurine Hubbard Barron, 82, died Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in Eupora.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora. Burial will be in the Webster Memorial Garden Cemetery in Webster County.
Visitation will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Odis Elliott
PALMETTO – Odis Elliott, 60, died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Jackson after a brief illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Tupelo Chapel.
Condolences can be e-mailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.
Sonny Fowler
SHANNON – William Vester “Sonny” Fowler, 70, died Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, at the Sanctuary Hospice House after an extended illness. A Nettleton native, he was born March 28, 1941, to Vester T. “Jiggs” and Laverne Young Fowler. He was a Baptist by faith. Most of his life he worked in the furniture industry. He loved electronics and his family.
Memorial services will be 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Rev. John “Ben” Raper officiating.
Survivors include his mother, Laverne Fowler of Nettleton; two sisters, Brenda Ballard (Carl) of Carr Vista in Verona and Linda Knaack (Larry) of Tracy, Calif.; two brothers, Robert Earl Fowler of Tallahassee, Fla., and Marvin T. Fowler of West Point; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Sammy Joe Fowler.
Visitation will be 10:30 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House, 5159 W. Main St., Tupelo, MS 38801.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Larianne Williams
BOONEVILLE – Larianne Genene Williams, 43, died Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Victory Harvest Worship Center in Booneville. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
The family will receive friends at the church from 9 a.m. until service time Thursday.

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