Obituaries, Dec. 1

Lucille Dyer

BETHANY, Okla. – Lucille Dyer died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2006. She was born April 29, 1913, in Tupelo to Charley and Ozella Malone Anderson. She grew up in Lee County and graduated from Tupelo High School. She married Fred H. Dyer in 1936. They moved to Memphis in 1944 and lived there until 1981, when they moved to Oklahoma to be near their grandchildren. She was a member of Putnam City Baptist Church, Los Amigos HCE group and Edgewater Ladies Bible Study. She enjoyed conversations with family and friends, gardening, sewing, cooking and playing Scrabble, her favorite game. A true Southern lady who loved her family and was totally devoted to them, she was known for her sacrifices so that others might have a better life.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mercer-Adams Chapel in Bethany, Okla. Burial will be Monday at Memphis Memorial Park Cemetery in Memphis.

Survivors include one daughter, Frances Baker (Dick) of Oklahoma City, Okla.; grandchildren, David Baker (Penni), Todd Baker (Katy), and Susan Davenport (Scott); and six great-grandchildren, Jessica, Raeghan, Matthew and Rachel Baker, and Carley and Cole Davenport.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Fred; a grandson, Richard M. Baker Jr.; three brothers, Earl, Walker and Ralph; and two sisters, Beatrice and Pauline.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Putnam City Baptist Church.

Kenneth Aldridge

ABERDEEN – Kenneth “Hardtimes” Aldridge, 63, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006, at the Golden Living Center in Amory. He was born July 23, 1943, in Oldham County, Ky., to Mary Ella Winburn and the late Kenneth Stanton Aldridge Sr. He was an oil rig worker and also worked for American Bosh for 10 years. He was a Methodist. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today at Greenwood Cemetery in West Point. Bro. Jerry Merritt will officiate. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Mary and John Underwood of Aberdeen.

Pallbearers will be Fred Borman, James Weiland, Bob Harrison, Gary Kilgo, Corbin Faucet and Tony Stalnaker.

Visitation will be at from 9:45 a.m. until service time today at Greenwood Cemetery.

Belinda Allen

CORINTH – Belinda Boren Allen, 51, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006, at the Magnolia Regional Health Care Center. She was a graduate of Corinth High School. She attended Mississippi University for Women, where she was a member of the tennis team and a commercial art major. She did commercial artwork for several local businesses. She was a nurse’s aide at Dogwood Plantation and Superior Home Health and Hospice. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. She was artistically talented in drawing and painting, and enjoyed flowers, gardening and decorating.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Smith officiating. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery.

Survivors include her father, Arthur A. Boren; one daughter, Katie Allen Briggs (Ryan); one sister, Teresa Smillie (John); two grandchildren, Shiloh Briggs and Shelby Briggs; niece and nephews, Shannon Grimsley, Jeff Grimsley and Jason Smillie.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Estelle P. Boren, and her grandparents, James and Vallie E. Boren, and Lawrence and Kate Phifer.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today and until service time Saturday.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.

Oma Cook

POTTS CAMP – Oma Christine Cook, 69, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006, at her home in Alabama. She was born Sept. 28, 1937, in Bruce to Sammy Lee Odis Walls and Floy Turner Walls. She was a Baptist and a sales associate for Wal-Mart.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Holly Springs Funeral Home with Bro. Joe Epting officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Methodist Cemetery at Potts Camp.

Survivors include three sons, Donald Gene Cook of Decatur, Ala., and Danny Ray Cook and Darrell Glenn Cook, both of Trinity, Ala.; one daughter, Kristy Lynette Cook Hamby of Trinity, Ala.; two brothers, Odis L. “Buddy” Walls of Grand Junction, Tenn., and Talmadge Oneal “Neal” Walls of Aurora, Ill.; two sisters, Oudia Sue Alderman of Yorkville, Ill., and Mary Jo Anderson of Holly Springs; 16 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Aubrey Gene Cook, and a brother, Otis Wayne Walls.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Scott Moore

AMORY – Scott Walls Moore, 33, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006, at his home after a sudden illness. He was born Dec. 3, 1972, in Memphis to the late Norman Walls and Peggy Joyce Bowen Moore. He grew up in Memphis, and lived in Florida for four years and in Amory for nine years. He was a carpenter and a landscaper. He was a Baptist. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Haughton Memorial Park in Amory with Bro. Tommy Whaley officiating. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his fiancŽe, Linda Jones of Amory; two brothers, Donald Bowen Moore of Amory and Mack Moore of California; two sisters, Joyce Moore Park and Linda Moore, both of California; his grandmother, Julia Rae Bowen of Smithville.

Pallbearers will be John Vernon, Tommy Armstrong, Clint Keys, Scott McMullen, Clayton Easter, Curt Tubb, Rodney Jones and Randy Hood.

Jonathan Armstrong will be an honorary pallbearer.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday and until 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

John Wallace

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – John Williams Wallace, 51, died Oct. 21, 2006, in Florida. A native of Red Bay, Ala., he moved to Florida in 1997.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Methodist Church in Red Bay. Daniel Wallace will officiate. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Red Bay. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one son, Daniel Wallace of Tupelo; his mother, Joyce Bullen Campbell, and stepfather, John Campbell, of Lady Lake, Fla.; his father, Walter M. Wallace of Muscle Shoals, Ala.; three brothers, Walter M. Wallace III and Ken Coward, both of Birmingham, and David Coward of Columbus.

John Holmes

BYHALIA – John Wilbur Holmes, 79, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2006, at his home. He was born Sept. 26, 1927, in Marshall County. He was a painter and carpenter, and a member of Coldwater Baptist Church.

Graveside services were Thursday, Nov. 30, at Coldwater Baptist Church Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews, Vance and Diana Holmes, Mary and Guy Lynn, Betty and Larence Mills, Ricky and Jodi Holmes, and Mary Pannell.

Pallbearers were Ricky Holmes, Buster Holmes and Larence Mills.

A.T. Glover

HOLLY SPRINGS – Aaron Thomas “A.T.” Glover, 89, died Friday, Nov. 24, 2006, at Alliance Healthcare System in Holly Springs. He was born Aug. 13, 1917, in Holly Springs to the late Spencer Glover and Roxie Anna Myers Glover. He was a member of Providence M.B. Church of Holly Springs and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a retired warehouse packer for Rawley’s Packing Co. in Memphis.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Providence M.B. Church in Holly Springs with the Rev. Alonzo Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Cottrell Memorial Garden in Holly Springs. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include six daughters, Lucille Jenkins, Sarah Glover, Carlean Paige, Elnora Jeffries and Belinda Ayers, all of Holly Springs, and Murlee Rounds of Aurora, Ill.; three sons, John Lester Glover and William Jeffries, all of Holly Springs, and Willie Frank Glover of Aurora, Ill.; two sisters, V.L. Turnage of Aurora, Ill., and Mollie Robinson of Memphis; three brothers, Sherman Glover and Freddie Lee Glover, both of Holly Springs, and Spencer Glover of Aurora, Ill.; 56 grandchildren, 70 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Jeffries Glover, and three children, Mack Glover, Aaron Glover and Anna Alice Glover.

Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 1 to 1:55 p.m. Saturday at the church. There will be no viewing after the eulogy.

Ednas Blaylock

MEADVILLE – Ednas Danner Blaylock, 93, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006, at the Franklin County Hospital in Meadville after a long illness. She was born Dec. 17, 1912, in Gattman to William and Delia Cox Danner. She lived most of her life in Monroe County and in Meadville for the past five years. She was a retired employee of the area garment industry. She was a member of Meadville United Methodist Church.

Burial will be in Haughton Memorial Park in Amory. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one son, Ronnie Blaylock of Gattman; one grandchild, several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Stancil and Russell Danner; and a sister, Herne Elliot Danner.

Michael Greer

PONTOTOC – Michael William Greer, 60, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2006, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. He was born July 8, 1946, in Memphis. He graduated from Overton High School in 1966. He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in 1969. After moving to Pontotoc in 1992, he spent most of his time working as a carpenter. The last 10 years of his life, he worked as a mentor for recovering addicts of drugs and alcohol. An avid fisherman and outdoorsman, he had a great love for all animals and nature, and for astronomy.

Services will be at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Sanctuary Hospice House Chapel in Tupelo. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one son, Mark Greer of Colorado; three grandchildren; his father, Norvell Greer of Byhalia; one brother and sister-in-law, Kenny and Mary Greer of Memphis; one sister and brother-in-law, Mary Anne and Dr. Allan Boruszak of Franklin, N.C.; nephews, Kevin Greer of Jackson, Tenn., and Justin Beckelman of Reno, Nev.; nieces, Melanie Greer of Munford, Tenn., and Brenna Beckelman of Franklin, N.C.; two great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mildred Cagle Greer; his grandparents, Roy and Nola Cagle; and an aunt, Imogene Condrey.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sanctuary Hospice House’s Ministry, 5159 W. Main St., Tupelo, MS 38801.

Lamoyne Gentle

TISHOMINGO – Lamoyne Gentle, 77, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ludlam Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Danny Young officiating. Burial will be in South Crossroads Cemetery in Tishomingo.

Survivors include his wife, Euvone Gentle of Tishomingo; one son, Jeffery Gentle (Lisa Holcomb Gentle) of Tishomingo; one grandson, Ryan Gentle of Tishomingo.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Seburn and Lessie Gentle.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Billy Richardson

GUNTOWN – Billy Richardson died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Beasley Funeral Home of Verona.

Dennis Turner

MANTACHIE – Dennis Wayne Turner, 51, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a sudden illness. He was a lifelong resident of Itawamba County. He was a truck driver and a factory worker. He was a member of the Church of God.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Oak Grove Methodist Church in Mantachie with Bro. Dwight Scott officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Kesler Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 15 years, Thresa Turner; two sisters, Regena Winchester (Woody) and Nina Thorn (Shane); two brothers, Jerry Johnson (Merry Beth) and Marty Johnson (Missy); 10 nephews, 11 nieces; six great-nephews, two great-nieces.

He was preceded in death by his mother and stepfather, Betty and Flavis Johnson; and his grandparents, Harley and Marie Turner.

Pallbearers will be Duston Kennedy, Christopher Pettigo, Steve Dill, Terry Ledlow, Jason Kennedy and Juston Kennedy.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Johnson, J.C. Allison and Bradly Johnson.

Visitation will begin at 10:30 a.m. today and continue until service time Saturday at the church.

Clyde Martin

ABBEVILLE – Clyde Martin, 100, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006, at the Yalobusha County Nursing Home in Water Valley. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Hodges Funeral Home of Oxford.

Dorinda Washington

PONTOTOC – Dorinda Tutor Washington, 87, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006, at the Pontotoc Hospital. She was a former employee of Houlka Glove Factory and Golden Chair. She was a member of Cooke Memorial Baptist Church. She was a kind, gentle, loving mother, grandmother, daughter and sister, giving always to everyone unselfishly. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, sewing and especially taking care of her family and friends.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Cooke Memorial Baptist Church with Bro. Junior Ritchie and Bro. Jody Anderson officiating. Burial will be in the Cooke Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three daughters, Helen Washington, Deloma Ritchie (Junior) and Phyllis Anderson (Kent), all of Pontotoc; grandchildren, Gary Washington (Lori), Chris Ritchie (Jeanine), Greg Washington (Edie), Jeff Washington (Karen), Kim Holladay (Tim), Gina Morgan (Bill), Mark Ritchie (Betsy), Chad Anderson, Jody Anderson (Allison), Amy Holladay (Keith) and Felicia Powers (Greg); great-grandchildren, Lane, Whitney, Haley, Landon, Chase, Sean, Jake, Shelby, Ethan, Jade, Hannah, Sam, Anna Grace, Sawyer, Nick, Olivia, Walker, Abby, Molly, Cassie and Tanner; three brother, Jimmy Skelton, Joe Skelton (Alice) and Carl Skelton (Mattie); special nieces and nephews; three sisters-in-law, Artleen Chapman, Dale Tutor and Christine Bishop; a brother-in-law, Duane Tutor (Rachel).

She was preceded in death by her parents, Raish Chapman, and Jodie and Lee Skelton; her husbands, Carnice Tutor and Lamar Washington; four brothers, Dennis Chapman, Tony Chapman, Ben Chapman and Bill Chapman; four sisters, Adaline McClung, Etta Mathis, Laura McCluney and Nancy Walls; and a son-in-law, Laderl Washington.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will continue from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the church.

Arthur Holcomb

ENDVILLE – Arthur Curtis Holcomb, 88, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. He was a retired security worker and a member of Bethel Methodist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Melvin Crawley officiating. Burial will be in Endville Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Hazel Holcomb; one daughter, Carolyn Turner (Gene) of Tupelo; one granddaughter, Casey Ethridge (Jason) of Corinth; two sisters, Katherine Parks of Endville and Thelma Caldwell of Columbus; a godgrandchild, Kiana Davis.

He was preceded in death by one brother and three sisters.

Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. today.

Ruby Lee Brown

BOONEVILLE – Ruby Lee Davis Brown, 95, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was born Nov. 19, 1911, in Prentiss County to the late Otha Thomas and Obbie Clay Davis. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Hearts of Love Sunday School Class. She was a retired clerk for the Smith Drug Company and a former member of the B&PW Club. She was the widow of Herbert A. Brown.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Lynn Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Liberty Cemetery.

Survivors include five nieces, Emmalene Holley Harris, Donita Holley Harris, Betty Ann Brown Berry, Lynn Davis McClaine and Anita Shackelford Johns; three nephews, Hoyle, Charles and Bobby Joe Shackelford; special caregivers, Ben T. Smith and Bill Caver; three cousins, Josie Smith, Brenda McClung and Barbara Sue Young.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Woodrow Davis.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time today.

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Raymond Windfield

HOULKA – Raymond Windfield, 93, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006, at the Floy Dyer Extended Care Home in Houston. He was a native of Pontotoc County. He was a member of Thompson Chapel CME Church in Houlka, where he was a steward, trustee, Sunday school superintendent and member of the Building Fund Committee. He was a mechanic. He enjoyed fishing and working on cars.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Thompson Chapel CME Church with the Rev. Luther Minor officiating. Burial will be in East County Line Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Hattie Windfield of Randolph; two foster sons, Larry Pinson of Tupelo and Willie Pinson of Bruce; one foster daughter, Marilyn Carter of Chicago; six stepgrandchildren, 24 stepgreat-grandchildren, 62 stepgreat-great-grandchildren; four nieces and one nephew.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Henry Windfield and Lessie Windfield, and a sister, Savannah Sims.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, with family time from 6 to 8 p.m. today.

Martha Ann Hitt

CALHOUN CITY – Martha Ann Hitt, 70, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. She was born March 20, 1936, in Charleston. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church in Greenville and attended Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Slate Springs.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pryor Funeral Home with Bro. James Dykes and Bro. Danny Spratlin officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Calhoun City.

Survivors include her husband, George W. Hitt of Calhoun City; one daughter, Sherry Lomax of Cary; two sons, Kenny Hitt of Greenville and Terry Hitt of Byram; one sister, Libby Jones of Courtland; grandchildren, Wesley Jacobs of Greenville, Trey Lomax of Cary, Amanda Hitt of Branson, Mo., Anna Hitt of Greenville, Michael Hitt of Hot Springs, Ark., and Tyler Hitt of Jackson.

She was preceded in death by her father, Clyde Austin Hand, and her mother, Izettia Hitt Hand.

Pallbearers will be Jeffrey Jones Jr., Stephen Hitt, Tyler Hitt, Trey Lomax, Steven Holloway and Gary Daugherty.

Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Robert Colburn

FULTON – Robert P. Colburn died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006, at his home in Fulton. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Darden and Sons Funeral Home of Amory.

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Verlee Metcalf Sr.

TUPELO – Verlee Knowles “Punkin” Metcalf Sr., 69, died Friday, Nov. 24, 2006, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born June 28, 1937, in Tupelo to the late John Metcalf and LueVell Knowles. He attended Verona School. He joined Blackland M.B. Church at an early age. He was one of the first black police officers on the Tupelo force. He married Gladys Luster in 1960.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the H.L. Coleman Convention Center in Tupelo with the Rev. Robert Jones officiating. Burial will be in Porter Memorial Park in Tupelo. Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Gladys; seven sons, Verlee Knowles Jr. (Sherry) of New Albany, James Knowles, Gerald Knowles, Michael Knowles and Eric Knowles, all of Tupelo, Larry Cook (Linda) of New Orleans, Ricky Williams (Angela) of Verona; 11 daughters, Bernice Lockridge, Charlene Hall, Patricia Wax, Darletha Knowles, Germaine Hill (Anthony), Marilyn Jones (Robert), Valerie Pounds (Ryan), Charlotte Copeland, Viola Lamar (Mark), Gwen McGaughy and Brenda Montgomery, all of Tupelo; three brothers, William Mabry (Irma) of Fairfield, Ala., Charlie Knowles of Omaha, Neb., and Leon Shack (Mattie) of Tupelo; six sisters, Grace Ingram of Washington D.C., Vylene Boyd (Luther), Daisy Fields (Tyrone), Glenda Triplett (Alvin), all of Tupelo, Luberta Harris and Jessie Sebeastin (Jerome) of Omaha, Neb.; 62 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two daughters, Mary Ann Osborne and Denita Turner; two sisters, Ruby Cherry and Jenny Cherry; and a brother, George Knowles.

Visitation will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. today at Serenity Funeral Home in New Albany and from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Rising Star M.B. Church in Tupelo. Family hour will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time.

Emieal Hampton

MICHIGAN CITY – Emieal “Skirt” Hampton, 84, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006, at the Alliance Health Care in Holly Springs. He was born April 20, 1922, in Lamar to the late Johnny B. Hampton and Maude Griffin Hampton. He was a logger most of his life.

Services will be at noon Saturday at Sand Hill M.B. Church at Lamar. Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his children, Eugene Hampton of Hudsonville, George Hampton, Charles Greer, Willie Hampton and Lee Frances Turner, all of Ashland, Earnestine Evans, Dalie Peterson and Charles Hampton, all of Lamar, John Hampton and Raymond Hampton of Holly Springs, Dorothy Clardy, Mozell Hampton, Lora Brown and Lucy Tipler of Michigan City; a host of grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lucy Mae Hampton; a sister, Adleana Harris; and a grandchild, Carol Reeves.

Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time. There will be no viewing after the eulogy.

Lee Anthony Snow

BYHALIA – Lee Anthony Snow, 24, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2006, at Alliance Health Care. He was born Aug. 3, 1982, in Memphis to Larry Snow and Earnestine Dortch Snow. He was a member of Faith Temple Church and later joined Loving Ministry in Holly Springs. He was a graduate of Byhalia High School and an employee of Browning Construction in Collierville, Tenn.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Byhalia High School with the Rev. Joseph McKinney officiating. Burial will be in the Hudsonville CME Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his parents, Larry and Earnestine Snow of Byhalia; his grandmothers, Queen Ester Dortch of Memphis and Lizzie Snow of Slayden; three daughters, NeQuira Garner of Corinth, Princess McWhorter of Byhalia and Krishunna Faulkner of Holly Springs; one son, Tylee Snow of Holly Springs; one sister, Latonya Snow of Byhalia; two brothers, Cedric Snow (Serverdia) of Holly Springs and Larry Snow (Stephanie) of Potts Camp.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Major Campbell and Elijah Snow, and a brother, Derrick Snow.

Pallbearers will be Al Marion Bennem, De Wayne Tustall, Jeffery Marr, Jerreco Norton, Keith Bennem and Willie Snow Jr.

Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Rosie Cantrell

SMITHVILLE – Rozell “Rosie” Wheeler Clayton Cantrell, 89, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2006, at her home after several months illness. She was born Jan. 7, 1917, in Itawamba County to the late Curtis and Lizzie Lee Pierce Wheeler. She grew up in the Tilden community and attended Tilden and Fulton schools. She lived in Fulton and Smithville for many years before moving to Amory. She was a seamstress for Blue Bell and Monroe Trousers before retiring. She was a member of Smithville Baptist Church. She enjoyed her family, sewing and yard work. She married Carl Bowen Clayton in 1938; he died in 1951. She married Wilton Murl Cantrell in 1961; he died in 1989.

Services were Thursday, Nov. 30, at the Smithville Baptist Church with Bro. Lee Gardner and Dr. Alan Simpson officiating. Burial was in Union Grove Cemetery in Itawamba County. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three daughters, Glenda Clayton Reese (Jerry) and Annette Cantrell Smith (Donnell), both of Amory, and Kathy Clayton Dunhoft (Jimmy) of Cincinnati, Ohio; two sisters, Faye Smith Barber of Fulton and Gena Vinci of Kenosha, Wis.; seven grandchildren, Phil Reese, Mark Reese, Sammy Smith, Gary Smith, Michael Todd Smith, Suzanne Cook and Donna Cogsdell; 16 great-grandchildren, Katie Reese, Sam Reese, Clayton Reese, Terry Imel, Emmy York, Kevin Cook, Alec Smith, Patrick Smith, Haley Smith, Hannah Smith, Maggie Smith, Ashley Keys, Harlen Smith, Cody Cogsdell and Adam Cogsdell; four great-great-grandchildren, Rachel Imel, Heather Imel, Brandon York and Laken York.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; and six brothers and sisters, C.B. Wheeler, Bobby Lee Wheeler, Clellon Wheeler, Lucille McEwen, Ethylene Sadler and Eva Green.

Pallbearers were Phil Reese, Mark Reese, Sammy Smith, Gary Smith, Michael Todd Smith, Jimmy Cook and Paul Cogsdell.

Memorials may be made to Smithville Baptist Church, 60021 Monroe St., Smithville, MS 38870; or Union Grove Cemetery, c/o Joel Farrar, No. 5 Farrar Road, Fulton, MS 38843.

Carmen Aaron Parsons

OPELOUSAS, La. – Carmen Aaron Parsons, 76, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006, at the Opelousas General Health System in Opelousas, La. He was a very successful newspaper publisher during his life with a career that spanned 50 years. He began his publishing career at the Daily Mt. Eagle in Jasper, Ala., and Daily Corinthian in Corinth. He moved to Opelousas in 1976 as the publisher of the Daily World. He worked at the Daily World for 20 years, retiring in 1996. During his tenure there, the newspaper won the highest award given in publishing for their division from the Louisiana Press Association, The Sweepstakes Award, five times. He served as president of the Louisiana Press Association from 1993-1994. He won several awards including the Opelousas Chamber of Commerce Person of the Year, 1989, and a state award for Excellence in Industrial Development in Louisiana. He was a member of the Opelousas Rotary Club for several years and was a recipient of the Paul Harris Fellowship Award. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict. He was a graduate of Mississippi State University with a degree in business.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Opelousas with the Rev. Pete Smith officiating. Burial will be in Bellevue Memorial Park Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia “Pat” Farrell Parsons of Opelousas; sons, Donald T. Parsons (Kathy) of Alabaster, Ala., Aaron Parsons Jr. (Kris) of Birmingham, Steven Parsons of Birmingham, Chris Perkins of New Orleans; daughters, Debbi Smith (Gary) of Andulasia, Ala., Cynthia Heying (Rev. Chris Heying) of Lynchburg, Va., Catherine Perkins of Lafayette, La.; 10 grandchildren, Laura Parsons, Anna Katherine Parsons, Taylor Parsons, Megan Parsons, Ashley Smith, Kalli Smith, Carrie Smith, Sarah Perkins, Mary Grace Heying and John Luke Heying.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time today at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Episcopal Church.

Buel Quay Mize

OXFORD – Buel Quay Mize, 78, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006, at the Graceland Care Center in Oxford. He lived in the Oxford area his entire life. He was a retired pulpwood hauler and farmer. He was a member of New El Bethel Baptist Church. He had been a shut-in for several years before moving to Graceland, but maintained his contact with the outside world by telephone. He was noted for his ability to remember birth dates of his family members.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at New El Bethel Baptist Church in Lafayette County with Bro. Jimmy Sockwell officiating. Burial will be in the New El Bethel Cemetery. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one brother, Rayford Leon Mize of Paris; three nephews, Donald Woodward and Reggie Mize, both of Oxford, and Steve Woodward of Memphis; one niece, Dr. Dianne Herrin of Jackson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter O. and Lorna L. McGonagill Mize; a brother, Ount Mize Jr.; and a sister, Jewel M. Woodward.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New El Bethel Cemetery Fund, 575 Hwy. 331, Oxford, MS 38655.