Obituaries August 5, 2011

By NEMS Daily Journal

Carl Evans
HOLLY SPRINGS – Carl Jasper Evans, 50, died Sunday, July 31, 2011, at his home in Holly Springs.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at New Dimension Salt amp& Light Ministry in Holly Springs. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion CME Church Cemetery at Ashland. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 10 to 10:55 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Joyce Robertson
IUKA – Joyce Daniel Robertson, 79, died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011, at The Regional Medical Center in Memphis. She was a very active member of Harmony United Methodist Church and a member of the United Methodist Women. She was a former teacher at the old Central School. She was totally dedicated to her family, her friends and her community.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Harmony United Methodist Church with Bro. Robbin Goodwin, Bro. Jimmy Daniel and Bro. Rusty Fair officiating. Burial will follow in the Harmony Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Myra Barnes of Iuka and Kate (Kathy) Davis and husband, Christopher, of Nashville; one brother, Bro. Jimmy Daniel of Iuka; three sisters, Virginia Morris and Annette Tucker, both of Iuka, and Linda Wallace of Cherokee, Ala.; three grandchildren, Courtney Fair, Corey Barnes and Jonathan Davis; and four great-grandchildren, Annsleigh Fair, Cole Fair, Ella Kate Fair and Callie Barnes.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hurchel Robertson, and her parents, Marshall and Dudgar Daniel.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Harmony United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Bonnie Farley
MABEN – Bonnie Williams Farley, 61, died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Calvert Funeral Home of West Point.
Jerry Shelton
AMORY – Jerry Lee Shelton, 30, died unexpectedly on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Emileigh Davis
TUPELO – Emileigh Rochelle Davis, 4, died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, at the LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center in Memphis. She was born Dec. 24, 2006, in Tupelo to Jeffrey and Tanisha Harris Davis.
Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Full Gospel Deliverance Church in Baldwyn with Bro. Bobby Tyes officiating and Rev. Dr, Charlie F. Barnes delivering the eulogy. The burial will be in the church cemetery. Agnew amp& Sons Funeral Home of Verona is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her parents, Jeffrey and Tanisha Harris Davis of Dorsey; her grandparents, Robert Leo and Nancy Harris of Guntown, and Aaron and Diane Loden of Peppertown; her great-grandparents, Charlie C. and Violet Barnes of Saltillo, Virginia and Dale Nolan of Nettleton; three aunts, Delisha (Avery) Cowley, Cartesia Harris and Angie Hill; and four uncles, Robert Harris JJJ, DeWayne Harris, Anthony Hill and Chris (Ana) Davis.; and her god mothers, Chasity Barnes and Sarah Sanders.
She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Patsy Estelle Harris; her grandfather, David Davis; her great-grandparents, Robert and Erion Harris; and cousins, Micheal Tharp, Craig Tolbert, Charlie F. Barnes Jr., Malcolm Cowley and Charlie Barnes.
Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m and 5 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service..
Family and friends may sign the guest registry at www.agnewandsons.com.

Jerry Fowler Sr.
BLUE MOUNTAIN – Jerry Curtis Fowler Sr., 64, died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, at Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. He was born March 1, 1947, in Union County to Willie Manuel Fowler and Hazel Edwards Fowler. He was an educator for 37 1/2 years, much of this time spent as principal of Blue Mountain Elementary and High Schools, where he also coached both high school basketball and baseball. He served as a deacon for over 40 years and at the time of his death was serving as chairman of the Deacon Body at Lowrey Memorial Baptist Church, where he was a member.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Lowrey Memorial Baptist Church with Dr. Ron Mitchell and the Rev. Tom Sumrall officiating. Burial will be in the Blue Mountain City Cemetery. United Funeral Service in New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Rhonda Bennett Fowler of Blue Mountain; two sons, Curt Fowler (Fancy) of Ripley and Brett Fowler (Joanna) of Blue Mountain; a sister, Willene Fowler Massengill of Hickory Flat; and two grandchildren, Brian Fowler of Blue Mountain and Case Fowler of Ripley. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be Mike Gresham, Billy Wilkerson, Charles King, Ken Basil, Danny Henry and Ronnie Grisham.
Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Robbins, Arnold Witt, Jimmy Hopper, Jack Moser, Butch Coombs, Stan Irwin and the deacons of the Lowrey Memorial Baptist Church.
The body will lie in state at the church from 10 until 11 a.m. today.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75231, or the Blue Mountain College baseball team.
For online condolences visit unitedfuneralservice.com.

Sandra Robbins
VERONA – Sandra Lee Robbins, 55, died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, at The Sanctuary Hospice House after a brief illness. A Tupelo native and resident of Verona, she was born May 19, 1956, to Leo and Josie Pope. She graduated from White Station High School in Memphis and was employed at the Mississippi State University Extension experimental station until her health failed. She attended Furrs Baptist Church.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Jacob Wade Pope of Mt. Home, Ark., and Charles Richard Wages Jr. of Stuttgart, Ark.; her sister, Brenda Luttrell of Horn Lake; her brother, Thomas Pope of Nashville, Tenn.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Eddie Pope.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Furrs Baptist Church, 9011 Highway 6 E, Pontotoc, MS 38863; or The Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo MS 38803.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Ruth Hollowell
SALTILLO – Ruth Hollowell died July 7, 2011, in Bethesda, Md., after a brief illness. Born in Saltillo to John and Lola Thompson, she was a longtime resident of Bethesda, Md. She came to the Washington DC area and served as congressional staff secretary for many years, followed by a 20-year career in the insurance industry. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, at the Fort Meyer Chapel with burial in the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. A reception will follow at the Kenwood Country Club in Bethesda, Md.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Frank Hollowell; her sons, Frank Lee Hollowell Jr. and Brent Thompson Hollowell; four grandchildren, Jake, Lauren, Devin and Kyle Hollowell; and two stepgrandchildren, Seth and Noah Dasho.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Rebecca Thompson Whitten, and a brother, William David Thompson.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Sibley Memorial Hospital of Washington DC in memory of Ruth Hollowell.

Joel Franks
MANTACHIE – Joel Wayne Franks, 73, died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011, at the Care Center of Aberdeen. He was born Jan. 23, 1938, in Itawamba County to Marvin and Costell Houston Franks. He ran Dudie’s Diner for many years and he was a longtime and faithful member of Fawn Grove Freewill Baptist Church. He loved watching Unity Broadcasting, gospel singing, and westerns. He was adored by his family.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Mantachie with Bro. Terry Booker officiating. Burial will be in the Walton Cemetery.
Survivors include one brother, William Dale Franks of Waskas, Texas; five sisters, Julia Brock Roberts (James H.) of Eggville, Jane Mask (Porter) of Shannon, Carolyn Ratliff (Lamar) of Mantachie, Marolyn Knowles (Scottie) of Nettleton, and Sue Spurr of Tupelo; one sister-n-law, Victoria “Vick” Franks of Tremont; a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews, and great great-nieces and great-great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, James Milton “Punny” Franks and Bobby Houston Franks; and one sister, Verble Bowden.
Pallbearers will be his nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be his former classmates.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Arnette King
HAMILTON – Arnette King, 95, died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus. He was born Jan. 30, 1916, to Billy King and Virginia Kate King in Ackerman. He lived in Hamilton for the past 62 years. He retired as manager of Watkins Grocery. He was retired as fire chief in Prairie. He also was a cattle trader. He graduated from Weir High School. He was a charter member of Southside Baptist Church and attended Prairie Baptist Church the past few years.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Bro. George Collins and Bro. Clark Richardson officiating. Burial will be Oaklawn Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Leta Mae Duke King of Hamilton; one daughter, Mildred King Collins and husband, George, of Hamilton; one son, Jimmy Arnette King and wife, Traci, of Columbus, Ind.; three grandchildren, Tina C. Higginbotham, Kent Lang Collins and Ryan Arnette King; and four great-grandchildren, M.E. Higginbotham, John Collins Higginbotham, Carlee Lang Collins and Kenley Nicole Collins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers and three sisters.
Pallbearers will be Kent Collins, Ryan King, Jim Higginbotham, John Higginbotham, James Law, Jim Synder and Leon Sharp.
Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. today at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.
Sign the register and send condolences online at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Jim Archie
ATLANTA – Jim Archie, 68, died Sunday, July 26, 2011, at Henry County Medical Center. He was formerly of Oxford.
Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Oxford Memorial Cemetery in Oxford. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.

Ruby Nell Penrose
TUPELO – Ruby Nell Penrose died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Aug. 22, 1911, to George and Maggie Johnson Penro. She was a member of Red Oak Grove M.B. Church and a retired employee of North Mississippi Medical Center, She enjoyed cooking, watching T.V. and spending time with her grandchildren.
Services will be held at noon Saturday at Red Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. John Betts officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her three children, Velma Jean (Johnny) Johnson of Oak ridge, Tenn., Michael Young of Tupelo and Ruby Jean Patton of Tupelo; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Pallbearers will be the men of Red Oak Grove M.B. Church.
Viewing will be at the J.W. Porter’s Chapel from 5 to 7 p.m. today. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service on Saturday.
Online condolences can be made to the Penrose family at www.grayson-porters.com.

Cleodie Miller Jr.
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Cleodie Miller Jr., 48, died Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at his residence in St. Paul, Minn. He was a native and former resident of Oxford and the son of the late Cleodie Miller Sr. and Annie Gertrude Miller. He was a member of Burns United Methodist Church. He loved basketball, walking, and being with family and friends.
Services will be at noon Saturday at Burns United Methodist Church with the Rev. Marjorie Walker officiating. Burial will be in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by three sisters, Jwarner (Albert) Green of Memphis, Dever Miller of Los Angeles, Calif., and Gwen (Johnny) Hutchins of Oxford; one brother, Darrell (Evertean) Miller of Memphis; and a companion, Charlotte Walker of St. Paul.
Visitation will be two hours prior services on Saturday at the church.

C.A. Carpenter
BOONEVILLE – Claynous Arvard “C.A.” Carpenter, 84, died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. He was born March 28, 1927, to Walter L. and Viola McAnally Carpenter. He was a retired building contractor. He was a member of the World Wide Church of God.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Kenneth Rhea officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Eva Gray Carpenter; one daughter, Brenda Genell (Gary) Langley of Birmingham, Ala.; two sons, Jerry (Donna) Carpenter of Munford, Tenn., and Ken Carpenter of Booneville; one sister, Florilla Cooksie of Peoria, Ill.; three grandchildren, Marta Hunkapiller (Randy) Wilson, Zachary Carpenter and Josh (Amanda) Langley; four great-grandchildren, Taylor Wilson, Lakin Wilson, Tyler Wilson and Luke Wilson; and many nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Gary Langley, Josh Langley, Randy Wilson, Tyler Wilson, Zachary Carpenter and Chester Dodson.
Honorary pallbearer is Luke Wilson.
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. today and until service time Saturday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

Josephine B. Griffin
WREN – Josephine B. Griffin, 83, died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Union Grove United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Westbrooks Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time.

Perry Roberson
ASHLAND – Perry Eugene Roberson, 75, died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011, at Ashland Health and Rehab in Ashland.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Medlock United Methodist Church in Ashland. Burial will be in the Medlock Cemetery. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will continue until service time today at the Medlock United Methodist Church.

Tammy Ruff
TUPELO – Tammy Ruff, 50, died Sunday, July 31, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She Tammy Ruff was born on April 15, 1961m the daughter of Mattie Sue Cummings and the late Robert Hamilton Sr.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Link Centre in Tupelo with the Rev. Robert Jamison officiating. Burial will be in Porters Memorial Cemetery. N.L. Jones amp& Son Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her mother, Mattie Sue Cummings; one daughter, Jazzie Ruff; two sisters, Debra Ford and Serita Shumpert; one brother, Tommy Ruff; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the Eck amp& Georgia Shumpert Memorial Chapel at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the Link Centre one hour prior to service time.
To sign the online guestbook, visit www.nljonesandson.com.

Jim Aune
BOONEVILLE – James Blackmur “Jim” Aune, 85, died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011, at his home. He was born Oct. 27, 1925, in Water Valley. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Optimist Club, and HFMA. He was the comptroller and vice president of finance at LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center. He enjoyed scouting.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bishop Wayne Smith conducting, Joel Tittle, Danny Stites and Mike Ericksen assisting, and Bro. Jerry Ryan delivering the eulogy and message. Burial will be in the Mormon Cemetery.
He is survived by a son, Eddie Aune of Memphis; three daughters, Debbie Brannum of Bells, Tenn., Sandy Benton (Mark) of Jackson, Tenn., and Marilyn Cole (Don) of Booneville; a brother, Ernie Aune of Water Valley; 14 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lilian Stovall Aune, on Jan. 29, 2002; his parents, Ole and Carrie Kelley Aune; a brother, Ole Edwin Aune; and a grandson, Erik Cole.
Pallbearers are Joseph Cole, David Cole, Michael Moskovitz, Brian Benton, Tim Benton, Ben Brannum, Patrick Brannum and Dewayne Mathis.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Ruth Galloway, 202 E. Skyline Dr., Booneville, MS 38829.

Frances Robinson
WATER VALLEY – Frances Robinson, 68, died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, at the Yalobusha General Hospital in Water Valley. She was born Sept. 2, 1942, in somerville, Tenn. She was a retired histology tech for the University of Tennessee and a member of Turkey Creek Baptist Church in Water Valley.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with Bro. Forrest Poindexter officiating. Burial will be in Turkey Creek Cemetery in Water Valley.
Survivors include one son, Todd A. Robinson (Kimberly) of Pontotoc; one stepson, Eugene W. Robinson III of Memphis; one stepdaughter, Sherri D. Jackson of Millington, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Chase Allen Robinson and Chandler Page Robinson; five stepgrandchildren; one brother, Charles H. Mitchum of Memphis.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Williams Robinson Jr., and her parents, Charles Robert Mitchum and Sarah Pauline Fowler Mitchum.
Pallbearers will be David Hill, Brent Jamison, Jeffrey Mitchum, Andy Murry, Lynn Patton, Steven Petrowski, Thomas Petrowski, Chase Robinson and Lynn Patton.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be left at www.parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com.

Charlie Segars
PONTOTOC – Charlie Segars, 88, died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, at Graceland Care Center in Pontotoc. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Johnnie Shelley
TUPELO – Johnnie Shelley died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, at the Golden Living Nursing Home in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew amp& Sons Funeral Home of Verona.

Betty McLarty
SALTILLO – Betty McLarty, 74, died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011, at The North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born in the Eggville community on Dec. 3, 1936, to David Arnold and Lucy Irene Holder Harris. She was an active member of Blair Gospel Tabernacle in the Blair Community. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, traveling and visiting people.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Eggville Cemetery. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors in Saltillo is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include four sons, Bobby McLarty (Kappy) of Guntown, Billy Wayne McLarty (Helen) of Saltillo, Charles McLarty (Lois) of Saltillo and Doug McLarty (Susan) of Saltillo; one sister, Shirley Roper (Paul) of Guntown; two brothers, Junior Harris of Saltillo and Rev. James Harris (Margie) of Guntown; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Billy Joe McLarty; her grandson, Rodney Kipp McLarty; one brother, J.D. Harris.
Pallbearers will be Nathan Gunnells, Bruce McLarty, Jacob Harden, Tony Roper, Willie Brown, Michael Harris, Danny Harris and Kevin McLarty.
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Saltillo Funeral Home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Frank Gardner
TUPELO – Frank Gardner, 61, died Monday, Aug. 1, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Aug. 24, 1949, to Earlie Gardner and Murray Perkins, who preceded him in death.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Inspirational Community Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Jamison officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. N.L. Jones and Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three children, Frank Gardner Jr. of Minneapolis, Minn., Darrial Brooks of Tupelo and Christy Gardner of San Diego, Calif.; three brothers, Earlie Gardner of Olive Branch, and Benjamin Gardner and John (Annie) Perkins, both of Tupelo; nine sisters, Yvonne McCary of Chicago, and Delores Hamilton, Jannie Martin, Claudia Howard, Edna (Sammy T) Gray, Ruthie (Rev. Gary) Long, Mary Perkins, Esperuinzeta (Rufus) Lauderdale and Gretter Perkins, all of Tupelo; six grandchildren; one aunt, Jessie Mae Bryant of Atlanta, Ga.; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the Eck amp& Georgia Shumpert Memorial Chapel at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time.
To sign the guestbook, visit www.nljonesandson.com.

Daisy Stegall
PONTOTOC – Daisy Pearl Stegall, 85, died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a member of Zion Baptist Church and a retired employee of Reed Manufacturing. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with Rev. Robert Armstrong officiating. Burial will be in zion Cemetery.
Survivors include her daughter, Susan Waldo of Pontotoc; her son, Ray Stegall (Joanne) of Pontotoc; one sister, Janie Buchanan of Houlka; a brother-in-law, Wiley Boland of Pontotoc; four grandchildren, Michael Boland, Kristen Dill (Patrick), Steven Stegall (Sharonda) and Amanda Holloway (Brad); three great-grandchildren, Steven Wade Stegall Jr., Skylar Ray Miller Stegall and Samantha Jo Edwards.
She was preceded in death by her parents, W. Nelson Ray and Mae Medlock Ray; her husband, Max Stegall; her son, Jerry Stegall; her siblings, Tressie Monts (Allen), Juanita Boland, Clifton Ray (Nell) and Gambrell Ray (Opeline); and a brother-in-law, Wayne Buchanan;
Pallbearers will be Michael Waldo, Patrick Dill, Steven Stegall, Brad Holloway, Andy Bowen and Larry Roberts.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Condelences may be offered at www.browningpontotoc.com.