Obituaries August 31, 2010

Ralph Richmond
BYHALIA – Ralph Lee Richmond, 75, died Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, at Trinity Missions Health and Rehab of Holly Springs. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs.
Pricilla Gladney
OXFORD – Pricilla Romanda Gladney, 38, died Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.
Thomas Ethridge
OXFORD – Thomas Ramage Ethridge, 92, died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010, at his home in Oxford. He was born in West Point on May 2, 1918. He received his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Mississippi and his LLB from the University of Mississippi School of Law. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity and UM Alumni Association Hall of Fame and he was a former president of the Ole Miss Jazz Alumni Club. He was in the United States Marine Corps, 4th Marine Division, from 1941-1946, participating in battles in the Pacific at Roi-Namur, Saipan, Tinian and Iwo Jima and retired as a major.
Mr. Ethridge was a Mississippi state senator from 1948-1954 and the first full-time United States attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi from 1954-1961. He was a partner in the law firm of Ethridge and Grisham, and was of Council with Hickman, Goza and Spraggins. He was a professor of law at the University of Mississippi Law School. has been an officer or a board member of many different bar associations and was the recipient of the 2007 Lafayette County Bar Association Lifetime Achievement Award.
Mr. Ethridge was a member, former elder, deacon, and chairman of the Board of Deacons of the First Presbyterian Church. He was a former board member of the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce, former trustee of the Mary Buie Museum and former president of Friends of the Museum. He was also a former board member of the Oxford-Lafayette County Hospital.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church with Rev. John Semmes and Rev. Jonathan Scanlon officiating. A private family graveside service will follow at Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by two daughters, Lenore Ethridge Hobbs (Mit) of Oxford and Laura Ethridge Gresham (Walton) of Indianola; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Esther Lewis Ethridge; his parents, W.N. Ethridge and Laura Ramage Ethridge; and his brother, W.N. Ethridge Jr.
Visitation will be at the church fellowship hall from 5 to 7 p.m. today and from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the University of Mississippi Law School, c/o University of Mississippi Foundation, P.O. Box 249, University, MS 38677 or First Presbyterian Church, 924 Van Buren Avenue, Oxford, MS 38655.
In honor of Mr. Ethridge’s service to his country, the flag of the United States Marine Corps is being flown at Waller Funeral Home.
Visit the website at www.wallerfuneralhome.com.
Rev. Tom McCallister
WINONA – The Rev. Thomas B. “Tom” McCallister, 60, died Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. He was the son of the late B.D. and Ruth McCallister of West Point. He was a retired Methodist minister who had a lifelong love of God, his family, fishing, the outdoors, and Indian culture and artifacts.
Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Moore Memorial United Methodist Church in Winona. Friends and colleagues will speak about their time with him. Burial will follow at West Cemetery in West. Lee Funeral Home of Winona is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Mary McCallister of Winona; his sons, Chris McCallister and wife, Heather, of Ripley and Daniel McCallister and wife, Kelly, of Orlando, Fla.; one sister, Lin Lenortavage and husband, Bernie, of Calabash, N.C.; and five grandchildren, Bailey, Victoria, Hannah and Ben McCallister of Ripley, and Gillian McCallister of Orlando, Fla..
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
The family asks that any memorials be made to either the building funds of Moore Memorial United Methodist Church in Winona, New Hope United Methodist Church in Winona, or West United Methodist Church in West.
An online guestbook may be viewed and signed at www.ofhwinona.com.
Willie Parker
UNA – Willie Parker, 54, died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones amp& Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo.
Berlin Hankins
PALMETTO – Berlin Robinson “Mamaw” Hankins, 92, died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010, at The Meadows in Fulton where she had resided the last five months. She was born in Pontotoc County on Feb. 24, 1918, the fourth of six children born to Thomas and Carra Shackford Robinson. She grew up and lived most of her life in the Palmetto Community. She attended Palmetto Public Schools and graduated from Verona High School in l938 where she was a standout All Star basketball player on the dirt courts. She attended Wood Junior College in Mathiston, Pearl River Junior College and later attended Mississippi State College for Women (MSCW). After college, she worked as secretary in a Tupelo law office and later moved to Mobile where she was a file clerk for the shipyards. She returned to Palmetto and married Navy man, Marvin Hankins on March 29, 1944, a marriage that lasted until his death on June 3, 1978.
She became a housewife and mother and spent the rest of her years on the family farm in Palmetto. After her husband’s death, she worked nine years in the school cafeteria at Verona School. She loved the land, farming and gardening and its produce. She was especially fond of her “milk” cows. She has been known to “nurse” many young abandoned calves over the years. She was a lifelong member of the Palmetto United Methodist Church and was known far and wide for her good attitude and zeal and zest for life, living, her family, her community and her church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with the Rev. Dennis Fink officiating and Bro. Gary Roberson and Jacob Dawe assisting. Burial will be in the Palmetto United Methodist Church Cemetery. Holland Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include three sons, Bennie Hankins (Laura Williams Hankins) of Tupelo, Kenny Hankins of Palmetto and W.A. Hankins (Cynthia Vaughn Hankins) of Tupelo; six grandchildren, Sunnie Parmer (Mike) of Belden, Shannon Drummond (Bill) of Belden, Andrea Hankins (Shane Hardy) of Tupelo, Andy Hankins (Kelsie) of Tupelo, Shane Aguirre of Tupelo and Jonathan Aguirre (Kirsten) of Memphis; five great-grandchildren, Nikki Parmer of Belden, William Drummond of Belden, Mackenzie Hankins of Tupelo, Gryder Aguirre and Grant Aguirre, both of Memphis; a great-great-grandchild, Stormi Brown of Belden; and a sister, Eunice Clayton of Longview.
Pallbearers will be Mike Parmer, Bill Drummond, Roger Byrd, Gary Robinson, Mike Robertson and Charles Curry.
Memorials may be made to the Palmetto United Methodist Church Cemetery, c/o P.O. Box 370, Verona, MS 38879.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time today.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.
Phillip Massengill
COUNCE, Tenn. – Phillip Massengill, 61, died Friday, Aug. 27, 2010.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ludlam Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka. Burial will be in Burgess Creek Cemetery in Tishomingo.
Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mamie Spight
DALLAS – Mamie L. Spight, 60, died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010, at the Las Colinas Medical Center in Irving, Texas. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Foster amp& Son Funeral Home of Ripley.

Lola Mae Vance
RIPLEY – Lola Mae Vance, 59, died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010, at the Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. She was born Sept. 24, 1950, to Nelson and Lola Braddock Vance. She was reared by her grandparents, Chisom and Dritha Cox Vance. She joined St. John Missionary Baptist Church at an early age. She was a member of the Usher Board. She attended Region IV Work Activities. In 2007 she received the Tippah Industries Employee of the Year Award for her hard-working, outgoing and eager-to-learn personality. She was employed by Chicken Supreme. She was retired. She had a passionate love for people and God, and her favorite hobby was recording gospel songs on her tape recorder and writing the words of the sons in her notebook.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. John M.B. Church of Ripley with the Rev. G.T. Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Green Cemetery in Ripley. Foster and Son Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one aunt, Clara Vance McKenzie of Ripley; one uncle, Thomas Robinson of New Albany; a special cousin and caregiver, James (Lou) Vance of Ripley; and a host of other cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Larry Vance; one sister, Lorain Vance; and her grandparents, Chisom and Dritha Vance, and George and Georgia Braddock.
Visitation will begin at noon Wednesday at the funeral home with the family hour from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time.
Mark D. Ferguson
COLUMBUS – Mark Del Ferguson, 68, died Monday, Aug. 30, 2010, at his home in Columbus. He was born Jan. 9, 1942, in Yale, Okla., to Leonard Haden Ferguson and the late Jack W. Ferguson Sr. Mr. Ferguson was a rotational molder and founder of Kricket Manufacturing. He was of the Baptist faith. He was U.S. Army veteran, serving as a captain during the Vietnam War. He married Kaylan Marie Roberts Ferguson on Nov. 5, 1971, in Dallas, Texas.
Private family graveside services will be at the Resthaven Cemetery in Oklahoma City, Okla. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of local arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Kaylan M. Ferguson of Columbus; one daughter, Kendy L. Ferguson of Austin, Texas: one son, Kirk A. Ferguson (Kim) of Okinawa, Japan; two grandchildren, Kael J. Ferguson and Noah W. Ferguson; and his mother, Len A. Ferguson of Columbus.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jack W. Ferguson Sr., and a brother, Jack W. Ferguson Jr.
Friends may leave a Memory Message at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.
Kim Herrin
COTTONTOWN, Tenn. – Kimberly Karol amp”Kimamp” Morrow Herrin, 43, died Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, in Sumner County, Tenn. Born in Daytona Beach, Fla., Mrs. Herrin was a former resident of Oxford. She was a member of New Prospect Baptist Church and the Eastern Star. Mrs. Herrin, a registered nurse, worked with dialysis patients for 26 years and recently started working as a home health nurse. She was a lover of animals.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Chapel of Waller Funeral Home with Rev. Ken White officiating. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Joseph E. amp”Joeamp” Herrin of Cottontown, TN; one daughter, Heather Faust of Cottontown, TN; one son, Zachary amp”Zachamp” Faust of Cottontown, TN; her mother, Carolyn Morrow of Oxford; one sister, Cathy Perkins of Oxford and one brother, Rodney Frank Morrow of Olive Branch.
Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Wednesday at Waller Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Visit the website at www.wallerfuneralhome.com.
Lucile Friday
WEST POINT – Lucile Dexter Friday, 97, died Monday, Aug. 30, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in Columbus. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Calvert Funeral Home of West Point.

Scotty Baswell Jr.
GUNTOWN – Scotty Gene Baswell Jr., 11, died Sunday, Aug. 30, 2010, at LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center. He was a member of the Tupelo Church of God and a student at Saltillo Elementary School. He enjoyed playing with his brother and sister, video games and going to the car races.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Chapel in Booneville with Bro. James Voyles officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery.
He is survived by his mother, Georgiana Owens of Guntown; his father, Scotty Baswell of Glen; one sister, Emily Baswell, and one brother, William Page, both of the home; his grandparents, Leon and Joyce McCalister of Glen, and Larry and Mandy Bullock of Jacinto; his great-grandmother, Helen Burns of Booneville, and his great-grandfather, Jim Ed McCalister of Corinth.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, George Owens; and his great-grandparents, Boyd and Vera Owens, Jimmy Burns and William Bullock; his great grandmothers, Clara McCalister, Sybil Baswell and Jeanette Bullock.
Visitation will be until service time today at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
Florence James
FALKNER – Florence Lorene Jackson James, 98, died Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, at her daughter’s home in Falkner. She was born April 28, 1912, in Benton County to James Calvin and Nora Alice Collier Jackson. She was a homemaker and a member of Hamilton Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley. Bro. Randy Hope will officiate, Chris James will assist, and Eddie James will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in Little Hope Cemetery at Falkner.
Survivors include three daughters, Helen Orman (Leenoy) of Walnut, Iris Hopkins (Dewey) of Hornsby, Tenn., and Arlene Hopkins (j.D.) of Falkner; three sons, Edward James (Betty), of Harriman, Tenn., Charles James Jr. (Gwen) of Holly Springs and Benny James of Falkner; 27 grnadchildren, 47 great-grandchildren, 30 great-great-grandchildren and four great-great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, James Lawson Jackson of Benton County.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie James Sr.; her parents, James Calvin and Nora Alice Collier Jackson; two sisters, Emily Jackson and Faye Burns; two sons, Jackie and J.W. James; and three sisters and three brothers.
Pallbearers will be Parker James, Mickey Jennings, Jeff Hopkins, Craig James, Tony Hopkins and Gary Jr. James.
Honorary pallbearers will be Tony McClure, Glenn McClure, Eddie James, Chris James, Gary James, Jody James, Charles Orman, Lavelle Orman, Gary P. Owens, Chris Burns and Jason Burns.
Visitation will continue from 7 a.m. to service time today at the funeral home.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.
Maxine Coln
CORINTH – Hazel Maxine Coln, 86, died Monday, Aug. 30, 2010, at the Mississippi Care Center.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Suzanne Fowler
MOOREVILLE – Suzanne Elliott Fowler, 42, died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. A lifelong resident of Mooreville, she was born Oct. 30, 1967, to Gither Odell and Rachel Inez Hatley Elliott. She worked over 12 years with the North Mississippi Regional Center, Briar Ridge Community Home in Nettleton as a staff supervisor. She was affiliated with the Mooreville United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Rev. Sammy Washburn officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include one sister, Glenda Carr of Mooreville; one brother, Gary Elliott (Kathy) of Oxford; a nephew, Brian Carr (Laura) of Oxford; two nieces, Leslie Covington (Jason)of Oxford and Paula Elliott of Oxford; two great-nieces, Ella and Claire Covington of Oxford; one great -nephew, Tanner Carr of Oxford.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Pallbearers will be Joe Criddle, David Elliott, Danny Riley, Jason Covington and Benny Farr.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Ms SUZANNE FOWLER
Mooreville
11 a.m. Wednesday
Jefferson Street Chapel
Oak Grove Cemetery
Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Today
Lois Busby
NATCHEZ – Lois Annette Martin Busby, 88, formerly of Houston, died Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, at Franklin County Memorial Hospital in Meadville. She was born April 5,1922, in Maryville, Tenn., to Earl Martin and Opal Francis Perkins Martin. She graduated from Maryville High School and attended Agnes Scott College for Women in Atlanta, Ga., graduating with a B.S. degree in English in 1944. She was a longtime educator. She taught in the Houston Public School System from 1967 until her retirement in 1987. She continued to teach at Okolona Academy plus night time Adult Basic Education classes. She was a member of United Methodist Church in Houston.
Services will be at noon Thursday with Bro. Terry Ray Rhodes officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Houston. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements
She is survived by two sons, Thomas Jefferson Busby III of Tulsa, Okla., and George Busby of Natchez; and one grandson, Dr. Stuart Busby of New Orleans.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time Thursday at the funeral home.
For online condolences, visit www.memorialfuneralhomehouston.com.

Mrs. Marvin (Berlin Robinson) Hankins
Palmetto community
11 a.m. Today
Tupelo Chapel
Palmetto Cemetery
Visit: 5 to 8 p.m. Today

Mattie Bruce
OXFORD – Mattie Lou Woods Ivy Bruce, 103, died Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, at the Graceland Care Center in Oxford. She was born Sept. 18, 1906, in the Etta community to Johnny and Savannah Woods. She was a member of Union Hill M.B. Church, where she was a member of the Mother’s Board and Mission, an usher, and church custodian. She later joined Flint Hill M.B. Church, where she served on the Mother’s Board. She was a member of Etta Court 12 of the Heroines of Jericho. She was a retired custodian for the Oxford City School District. She loved quilting, cooking, especially egg pies, canning her favorite jellies, reading her Sunday School lessons and talking on the telephone.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Union Hill M.B. Church. The Rev. Porchia McGlowan will officiate, and the Rev. Lindsey Sanford Jr. will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in Union Hill Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by one grandson who provided her care, James Lee (Lenette) Ivy Jr. of Oxford; one daughter-in-law, Earlene Fox Ivy of Morganton, N.C.; five great-grandchildren, nine great-great-grandchildren; and a special niece, Ruthie Mae Smith of Oxford.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, J.D. Ivy; her husband of 25 years, William Bruce; and two sons, Thelma and James Lee Ivy Sr.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Second M.B. Church in Oxford. Family will be present from 6 to 8 p.m. today.

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