Obituaries Dec. 16, 2009

Iral Loar
MARTIN, Tenn. – Iral Edward “Peanut” Loar, 69, died Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009, at his home. He was born Sept. 23, 1940, in Covington, Tenn. He was a retired superintendent for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., where he worked for 31 years. After retirement, he worked with Harper’s Wrecker Service.
Graveside services will be at noon Wednesday at Ozark Cemetery near Tupelo. Murphy Funeral Home in Martin, Tenn., is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Morgan Loar of Martin, Tenn.; one son, Eddie Loar of Martin; four stepdaughters, Diane Bryant of Walker, La., Juanita Cutrer of Houma, La., Patricia Brown of Magnolia, Texas, and Sharon Shelton of Pride, La.; one grandchildren, Brooklyn Loar.
He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Loar; his mother, Lora Johnson Loar; and a brother, David Loar.
Family will serve as pallbearers.
Diann Sherfey
NETTLETON – Diann L. Sherfey, 71, died Monday, Dec. 14, 2009, at Community Hospice at Darlington Oaks in Verona after an extended illness. She was born on Dec. 5, 1938, in Lee County to Robert Emmett and Annie Lou Strador Sherfey. She was a native of Nettleton, a Baptist, and loved being with friends and family.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Chapel of Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton with the Rev. Donald Pounders officiating. Burial will be in Gray’s Cemetery.
Survivors include two sisters, Alice K. Jaudon and Rudy F. Fancher (Robert), both of Memphis; one brother, Jacob “Jake” Sherfey (Ocille ) of Nettleton; several nieces and nephews; and two special caregivers, Maryln Hicks and Martha Williams.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Auro Nancy Sherfey, Mary E. Burgess and Dorothy Jane Seeley; two brothers, Glenn A. Sherfey and Emmett Elwood Sherfey.
Pallbearers will be Robert Fancher, Phil Fancher, Michael Sobezak, Glenn A. Sherfey Jr., Brian Ward and Billy Hawkins.
Visitation will be from noon until time for services today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to a favorite charity of the donor’s choice. Family and friends may sign the guest registry online at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
Dr. Jack H. Kahlstorf
TUPELO – Dr. Jack H. Kahlstorf, 57, died Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009, at Sanctuary Hospice House. He was born Jan. 16, 1952, in Greenville to Skovel and Frances Brannon Kahlstorf. He attended Greenville High School, where he excelled in academics and athletics. He played varsity tennis and basketball, winning awards for scholarship and individual achievement in tennis. He also won several city and area tennis tournaments. After graduating from Greenville High School in 1970, he went on to attend the University of Mississippi, graduating in three years. In fall 1973, he began medical school at the University Of Mississippi Medical Center School of Medicine, graduating in 1977 with a Doctor of Medicine degree. After exploring different fields of medicine, he served a four-year residency in obstetrics and gynecology. Upon completion of his residency, he moved his family to Tupelo and joined his brother in practice with Obstetrics-Gynecology Associates P.A.
He was a loving husband and father, never missing his children’s events and activities. He enjoyed family trips and vacations, especially the many trips to Disney World.He was an active and faithful member of Harrisburg Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and participated in medical missions. A dedicated Ole Miss sports fan, he supported the football, basketball and baseball teams with unconditional loyalty and loved attending games on campus in Oxford.
Graveside services will be today at Oxford Memorial Cemetery in Oxford. Services will be 3 p.m. today at Harrisburg Baptist Church with the Rev. David Langerfeld and Dr. Forrest Sheffield officiating. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors in Tupelo is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Janet Ellis Kahlstorf; two daughters, Melissa Kahlstorf Sutherland (Tom) of Springfield, Mo., and Mary Ellis Kahlstorf of Washington D.C.; one son, Robert Brannon Kahlstorf (Catherine Leech) of Tupelo; five grandchildren, Thomas McCurry Sutherland III, Anna Grant Kahlstorf, Frances Claire Sutherland, Caroline Boyd Kahlstorf and Jack Walker Sutherland; his mother, Frances Kahlstorf Gowdy of Tupelo; and two brothers, David Skovel Kahlstorf (Mary Ellen) of Jackson and William Lewis Kahlstorf (Meachie) of Tupelo.
He was preceded in death by his father, Skovel Kahlstorf, and his stepfather, Willard Palmer Gowdy.
Pallbearers will be Dr. John Burk, Dr. Danny Dickey, Tommy McElroy, T.K. Moffett, Morris Morrison, Dr. Fred Mothershed, Dr. Sam Pace, Dr. Thomas Wiley and Dr. Smokey Young.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Swan Burrus, Dr. Wayne Slocum, Dr. Mark Kellum, Dr. Ronny Young, Dr. Eric Webb, Dr. Brandy Patterson and Emily Orgler of Obstetrics-Gynecology Associates, P.A.; Creig Corbett, Dr. Alan Flowers, Jim Hawkins, Sammy Henderson, Lee McAlister, Ben Meriweather, Dean Stacy, Malcolm Wesson, Tommy Barkley, David Segrest, and the men of the Morrison/Edwards Sunday School Class.
Visitation will continue one hour before the memorial service today at Harrisburg Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House, 5159 W. Main St., Tupelo, MS 38801; or to the Kahlstorf-Ellis Scholarship Fund, c/o The University of Mississippi Foundation, P.O. Box 249, University, MS 38677-0249.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Larry Marks
BRUCE – Larry Michael Marks, 30 days, died Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009, at Methodist Hospital in Memphis.
Services were Monday, Dec. 14, at Belle Memorial Funeral Home in Bruce. Burial was in Cane Creek Cemetery. Belle Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Rev. Anthony Collier
WEST POINT – The Rev. Anthony Collier, formerly of Tupelo, died Monday, Dec. 14, 2009, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones amp& Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo.
Irene Brazeal
SALTILLO – Irene Brazeal, 86, died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009, at the Cedars Personal Care Home, the Laney House, in Tupelo after a brief illness. She was a member of the Mayfield Church of Christ. She loved to cook and to take care of people in need.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Calvin Barber officiating. Burial will be in the Mayfield Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Johnie Brazeal of Saltillo; one son, Mitchell Brazeal (Nancy) of Saltillo; two grandchildren, Kayla Brazeal and Haylee Brazeal, both of Saltillo; one sister-in-law, Margaret Warren of Saltillo.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Ora Whitaker Warren; two sisters, Juanita Smith and husband, James, and Lorene Hill and husband, Leonard; and one brother, Mitchell Warren.
Pallbearers will be Elders and Deacons of the Mayfield Church of Christ.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Lorine Archer
WREN – Minnie Lorine Williams Archer, 88, died Monday, Dec. 14, 2009, at her home. A lifelong resident of Monroe County, she was born Oct. 10, 1921, in Pecan Gap, Texas, to Dave and Lela Mae Dixon Williams. She married Jasper Carroll Archer Jr. in 1942; he died in 1997. A homemaker, she enjoyed reading, scrap booking, and especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Grady’s Chapel United Methodist Church.
Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home chapel in Amory with Bro. Tom Sheffield, Bro. Harrison Upshaw and Bro. Dennis Smithey officiating. Burial will be in the Haughton Memorial Park.
Survivors include three sons, Kenneth Archer (Candy) of Wren, Ronald Archer (Doris) of Wren, Walter Archer (Patricia) of Houston; one daughter-in-law, Marcia Archer of Wren; eight grandchildren, Bridget Carter (Rob), Leigh Anne Erikson (Chris), Brittany Archer Pace (Chris), Cole Archer, Kerry Archer, Matthew Archer, Anna Archer and A1C Brandon Archer; and six great-grandchildren, Chandler Archer Williamson, McKenzie Carter, Matthew Reed, Kye Archer Dozier, Campbell Erikson and James Christopher Erikson.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, James Carroll Archer; one sister, Mary Bell Jumper; and one brother, Jim Williams.
Pallbearers will be Brandon Archer, Cole Archer, Matthew Archer, Chandler Archer Williamson, Rob Carter, Chris Erikson and Chris Pace.
Visitation will be 5 to 9 p.m. today and will continue until service time on Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Grady’s Chapel United Methodist Church, c/o Wayne Garner, 30038 Peacely Ferry Rd., Aberdeen, MS 39730.
Mauvelene Mann
BRUCE – Mauvelene Mann, 79, died Monday, Dec. 14, 2009, at her residence. She was a homemaker, and a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school. She was member of the American Legion Auxiliary, and she enjoyed sewing, gardening, shopping and traveling.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church with the Rev. Junior Ritchie and the Rev. Will Turner officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Bruce. Parker Memorial Funeral Home in Bruce is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Coleman Mann of Bruce; one son, Rodney Mann (Pat) of Bruce; one daughter, Karen Owens (Greg) of Bruce; three grandchildren, Hunter Owens, Sara Beth Owens and Megan Mann, all of Bruce; two great-grandchildren, Major Weldon and River Weldon.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Earley Winter and Sarah “Sallie” Gillion Winter.
Pallbearers will be Gwen Winter, J.J. Winter, Boyd Mann, Randy Mann, Loyd Mann and Richard Mann.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time today at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in Bruce.
Ollie Swanson
TUPELO – Ollie Swanson, 79, died Monday, Dec.14, 2009, at Community Hospice at Darlington Oaks after an extended illness. She was born March 24, 1930, in Tennessee to Jack and Fannie May Edwards Albritton. She was a veterinarian assistant for Dr. Stevens in Verona for many years. She enjoyed going to yard sales, gardening, and canning what she grew. Her family remembers her as a Good Samaritan who was willing to help anyone in need. She was the widow of Elmer Swanson. She was a member of Wheeler Chapel, where she was involved in the ministry. She was herself a licensed minister.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Wheeler Chapel with the Rev. Lee Sparks officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery south of Plantersville. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three daughters, Pat Ferguson of Tupelo, Bertha Pettigo (Mike) of Guntown and Hazel Houston (Tim) of Saltillo; two sons, Jack Kimbell (Joyce) of Mantachie and James Kimbell of Tupelo; one sister, Lillye Reed of the Auburn community; nine grandchildren, the Rev. Lee Sparks (Peggy), Craig Sparks (Connie), David Sparks (Tresa), Michael Pettigo (Vanessa), Trish Greene (Aron), Randell Houston, Rickey Houston, Tosha Kimbell and Paula Leeann Kimbell; 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be the Rev. Lee Sparks, Craig Sparks, David Sparks, Michael Pettigo, Randell Houston and Rickey Houston.
Honorary pallbearers will be Craig Sparks Jr., Corey Sparks, Cody Sparks, David Sparks Jr., Ethan Pettigo, Caleb Pettigo, Riley Greene, Jaydon Greene, Ricky Houston, Johnathan Houston and Shean Houston.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time Thursday.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Lamont Starling
MOOREVILLE – Lamont Starling, 77, died Monday, Dec. 14, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. A Lee County native, he was born June 7, 1932, to Claude and Alma Dodson Starling. For most of his working life he was a brick mason with Hopkins Masonry Company. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He loved working in his garden, going to auctions and yard sales, and spending time with his family. He was a member of the Baptist church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Jerry Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in Unity Cemetery east of Saltillo.
Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Linda Faye Starling of Mooreville; three daughters, Debbie Leach (Ricky) of Mantachie, Ann Taylor (Billy) of Greenwood Springs and June Mink (Randy) of Winthrop Harbor, Ill.; three sons, Joe Starling (Judy) of Pleasant Prairie, Wis., Danny Dill of Mooreville and Bobby Dill (Diane) of Fulton; one sister, Jean Ramsey of Tupelo; one brother, Truman Starling (Nora Lee) of Mantachie; 11 grandchildren, Johnny, Little Joe, Jonathan, Lesley, Nathan, Page, Austin, Carrie, Bobby Joe, Adam and Aaron.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Dill, Eric Barnett, Allen Barnett, David Dunaway, Brad Foote, Larry Roberts and Nathan Henry.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Annie Bullard
IUKA – Annie Irene Bullard, 86, died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Iuka. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka.
Dolores Jones
RIPLEY – Dolores Marie LeBlanc Jones, 77, died Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis. She was born Oct. 8, 1932, to Jean Pierre LeBlanc and Irene Claire Davis. She was a member of Trinity Assembly of God. She was retired from the dietary department at the Tippah County Hospital and Rest Haven Nursing Home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Randy Hurt and Michael Jones officiating. Burial will be in Tippah Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include one daughter, Debra Kay Thompson (Nick) of Ripley; one son, Michael Jones (Carolyn) of Cordova, Tenn.; one brother, John Anthony LeBlanc of Schriever, La.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Earl Jones, and her parents.
Pallbearers will be the Men’s Brotherhood of Mt. View Baptist Church. Honorary pallbearers will be Caleb Thompson, Josh Thompson, Michael Joseph Jones and Phillip Parker.
Donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Middle Mississippi Chapter, 1900 Dunbarton Dr., Suite 1, Jackson, MS 39216.
Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. at Ripley Funeral Home.
To view obituaries online and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.
Reavie Miller
JUMPERTOWN – Reavie Miller, 82, died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009, at Magnolia Regional Medical Center. She was retired from Prentiss Manufacturing.
Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. William Lambert officiating. Burial will be in the Gaston Cemetery.
She is survived by three daughters, Barbara Bates (Foy) of Iuka, Peggy Pannell (Lynn) of Jumpertown and Kathy Race (Phillip); one son, James Larry Miller of Ripley; four sisters, Betty Rigby of Crystal Lake, Ill., Nell White (Jim) of Blackland, Janie Box of Memphis and Margaret Denson of Booneville; 10 grandchildren, Christy Grissom (Brian), Rachel Norman (Freddie), Darlene Donaldson (Robert), Carrie Reyes (Elias), Bruce Pannell (Tammy), Teresa Box (Ricky), Michelle Deen (Joe), Lori Jolly, Linda Voyles (Lee) and Anthony Cook; and 20 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James F. Miller, and one great-granddaughter, Jasmine Deen.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and until service time on Thursday at the funeral home.
Robert Hood
AMORY – Robert Page Hood, 88, died Monday, Dec. 14, 2009, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. He was born March 5, 1921, in Monroe County to John Roy and Addie Zepher Page Hood. He married Fern Wynelle Glenn in 1946. A lifelong resident of the Amory and Bigbee areas, he owned Hood’s Cleaners in Amory with his brother, Melvin, for 35 years before retiring. During World War II, he served his country with the 155th Infantry Division in the Pacific. He was a life member of the VFW and a member of the First Baptist Church. He will be remembered as a gentleman, a hard worker, a great father and provider, and a man with a strong love for God, his wife and his family. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling, dancing, and being with his family and friends. He was a man anyone would be proud to call a friend.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with Dr. Allen Simpson and the Rev. Jimmy McFatter officiating. Burial will be in the Haughton Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Wynelle Hood of Amory; one son, Dwight Hood (Leanna) of Amory; one daughter, Teresa Hood Brook (Dan) of Starkville; one brother, James Orlan Hood of Olive Branch; one sister, Addie Etoyle Hood Earley (Myles) of Madison, Ala.; two grandchildren, Robert Glenn Brook (Melissa) and Cassie Brook Hill, M.D. (Robin); and four great-grandchildren, Brennan Brook, Isabella Brook, Annsley Hill and Taylor Hill.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers and sisters, Geneva Mae Wood, Roy Lamar Hood, Nell Louise Hood, Grace Jeanette Barnes, John Theron Hood, Marvin Elbert Hood and Melvin Dean Hood.
Pallbearers will be Kennon Hood, Jerry Hood, Edward Hood, Jimmy Glenn and Mike Hood.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today and will continue until service time Thursday.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 540, Amory, MS 38821; or to a charity of choice.
Flora Stafford
AMORY – Flora Stafford, 78, died Monday, Dec. 14, 2009, at the Shearer-Richardson Nursing in Okolona. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.
Rev. Buddy Monaghan
NETTLETON – Herbert Glen “Buddy” Monaghan, 81, died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. He was born Jan. 7, 1928, in Monroe County to Daniel Tripp “Cooter” Monaghan and Mattie Lou Ivy Monaghan. He turned down a scholarship to play football at Ole Miss and joined the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was honorably discharged, receiving citations and medals for his bravery and courage. He was a Bible-centered preacher for over 50 years and was founder of the Independent Church of The Lord Jesus Christ, south of Nettleton, where he pastored much of his life. He loved the Lord and loved preaching the gospel. He was an old-style musician who often sang during his sermons. He greatly admired and supported the City of Nettleton and had served as an alderman and Chief of Police in Nettleton. He was a patriotic American completely devoted to his family, his church, his God and his community.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Signet of Honour Church on Hwy. 6 in Nettleton with the Rev. Ricky Pierce and the Rev. Billy McBunch officiating. Steve Holland will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in the Jones Chapel Cemetery. Holland Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Mary Audeen Taylor Monaghan of Nettleton, whom he married June 17, 1946; four sons, Larry Monaghan (Nancy) and Gary Monaghan (Pam) of Nettleton,. Dan Monaghan (Leslie) of Saltillo and Joe McCommon (Jennifer) of Amory; two daughters, Regina Blankenship (Jimmy) of Amory and Dera Carter (Roger) of Smithville; nine grandchildren, Glen Blankenship, J.J. Blankenship, Abbi Dykes, Joe Monaghan, Nick Carter, Tiffany Johnson, Dana Monaghan, Ben Monaghan and Drew Monaghan; six great-grandchildren, Dakota Ragland, Olivia Carter, Taylor Scruggs, Daniel Dykes, Kirby Blankenship and Ashton Johnson; one sister, Ruth Malone of Nettleton; three nephews, John McCommon, James Malone and Melvin Malone.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Betty VanBuskirk.
Pallbearers will be Nick Carter, Joe Monaghan, Glen Blankenship, J.J. Blankenship, Joe McCommon, Melvin Malone, James Malone, Roger Carter and Jimmy Blankenship.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today and from noon to service time Thursday at the church.
Condolences may be e-mailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.
Virginia Seals
OKOLONA – Virginia Betts Seals died Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial of Okolona.

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