Obituaries Dec. 26, 2009

Jetta Colburn Roberts
AMORY – Jetta Colburn Roberts died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009, in Raymer, Tenn. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory is in charge of arrangements.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Masonic Cemetery in Amory.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Eunice Winders
TUPELO – Eunice White Winders, 88, died Monday, Dec. 21, 2009, at Aliceville Manor Nursing Facility in Aliceville, Ala. She had moved to Aliceville in September 2008 to be near her son. A native of Burnsville, she was born July 21, 1921, to Victor and Evelyn White. She graduated from Burnsville High School and then attended Florence State Teachers College (now University of North Alabama) in Florence. She was a longtime resident of Tupelo, moving here after her marriage to Jolly Winders in 1942. She was a longtime member of Tupelo Free Will Baptist Church. She spent most of her life taking care of others. She worked for Dr. Ozzie Drummond as a dental assistant and retired from the Tupelo School System in 1972 after working as a dietitian and managing cafeterias at Bissell School, Joyner School and Milam/Tupelo High School.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with her son, the Rev. Tommy Winders, and her grandson, the Rev. Brian Winders, officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include her daughter, Rae Winders Cole (Bill) of Sebring, Fla.; her son, the Rev. Tommy Winders (Diane) of Carrollton, Ala.; two brothers, Vic White (Lessell) of Denton, Texas, and Jerry White (Louise) of Reidsville, Ga.; four grandchildren, Kristi Winders Campbell (Jeff) of Prairieville, La., Kendra Cole Freeman (Rodney) of Basking Ridge, N.J., Carissa Cole Croy (Marshall) of Irondale, Ala., and the Rev. Brian Winders (Tonya) of Hendersonville, Tenn.; 14 great-grandchildren, Lyndsey and Mary Ashton Campbell of Prairieville, La., Emily, Kacie, Kellie and Nathan Freeman of Basking Ridge, N.J., Abigail, Caleb and Joshua Croy of Irondale, Ala., and Kaleb, Kaylee, Karis, Katelyn and Karson Winders of Hendersonville, Tenn.; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 49 years, Jolly Winders; her brother, James White; and a sister, Virginia Marlar.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Campbell, Marshall Croy III, Rodney Freeman, Bobby Hall, David Hall and Steve Turberville.
Honorary pallbearers will be Danny Brown, Mike Chase, Ed Crider, Jimmy Crocket, Robert Post and Donald Winders.
Visitation will be one hour prior to service time Saturday and immediately following the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Carrollton Baptist Church Building Fund, Box 457, Carrollton, AL 35447.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Eura Mae Fisher
TUPELO – Eura Mae Fisher, 75, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, at her home. She was born on March 14, 1934 to Fannie Lee (Sampson) Bell and Sam Bell, Sr. She was a member of the North Green Street Church of Christ. She always spoke of her days as supervisor in housekeeping at Providence Hospital and her talents in cosmetology while living in Chicago, Ill. She was a special friend to all and a loving neighbor in the Parkhill Community for several years. She always took pride in the relationships she had with her family and her adopted family. She was a devoted mother, aunt, sister and friend.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the North Green Street Church of Christ with the Rev. Willie B. Sampson, Jr officiating. Burial will be in Porter’s Memorial Park. Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her two sons, Rev. Charles (Rev. Dr. Cheryl) Penson of Tupelo, and James (Cassandra Ann)Fisher, Jr. of Decatur,Georgia; one brother, Sam (Mary Jo) Bell of Tupelo; one brother-in-law, Willie Donaldson of Tupelo; five grandchildren, Charles (Susan) Penson II, Candice (Joshua) Williams, Chelsey Penson, James Fisher III, and Antoine Fisher; four great- grandchildren Charles Penson III, Terry Penson, Kingston Williams, and Kassidey Williams; and a special friend, Lena Ashby and her family
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Luther Bell; and one sister, Lois Donaldson.
Pallbearers will be Ron Green, Darrio Green, La Juane Armstrong, Chris Sampson, Jason Bell and Justin Bell
Online condolences can be made to the family at www.grayson-porters.com.
Anastacio Rivera
PONTOTOC – Anastacio Rivera, 83, died Friday Dec. 25, 2009, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc.
Billy Gene Tutor
SALTILLO – Billy Gene Tutor, 76, died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a lengthy illness. He was born August 19, 1933, in Springville to Vester and Maudie Tutor. He was a self employed truck driver for 25 years. He was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church and the American Legion. He enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also enjoyed fishing, horseback riding, hunting and riding motorcycles. He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Lee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Billy Foley officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park with Military Honors.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Carolyn Tutor of Saltillo; one son, Billy A. Tutor (life partner Mike) of Nashville; three daughters, Nancy C. (Wayne) Frideres of Guntown, Tammy J. (Samuel) Steele of Saltillo and Tina M. Tutor (Wayne) Parker of Saltillo; two brothers, Wade Tutor and Bobby Tutor; one sister, Judy Tutor; two nieces, Patti King and Becky King; one great niece, India King; three great nephews, Russ Rakestraw, Reed Allen and Cain Allen; two grandchildren, Madison and Michael Steele; four step-grandchildren, Brandon Frideres, Jon Frideres, Andrew Parker and Cory Parker; and three step-great-grandchildren, B.J. Frideres, Alex Frideres and Deanna Frideres.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Dorothy Mae King; one niece, Teresa Rakestraw McKissack.
Pallbearers will be Charlie Brigman, Ronnie Burcham, Russ Rakestraw, Cecil Simmons, Timmy Simmons and Rick Underwood.
Honorary Pallbearers are Andy Andresen, Carlton “Joe” Beasley, Talmadge Stegall and Gary Poe.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.
Sonny Fairchild Sr.
MCMINNVILLE, Tenn. – Hansford Sylvester “Sonny” Fairchild Jr., 79, died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009. A native of Tupelo, he was born Oct. 29, 1930, to Hansford Sylvester Fairchild Sr. and Evelyn Tate Fairchild. He married Martha Wildman Fairchild on July 15, 1961. He was a retired businessman and the owner of Woodcarver. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at High’s Funeral Home Chapel. Family and friends will officiate. Military honors will be by VFW Post 5064 and American Legion Post 173.
Survivors include his wife, Martha Fairchild; one daughter, Delores Fairchild of Huntsville, Ala.; one son, Hansford Fairchild III (Christy) of McMinnville, Tenn.; two grandsons, Hansford S. “Ford” Fairchild IV and Austin Fairchild, both of McMinnville; one brother, Wayne Fairchild (Bettie) of Shreveport, La.; one sister, Margie Tyler of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from noon to service time Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Legion Post 173 for the assistance of veterans or to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital.
Dawn Partlow
TUPELO – Regina Dawn Givhan Partlow, 32, died after a sudden illness Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009 in Tupelo. She was born in Tupelo on April 30, l977, to the late Philip R and Jackie Sue Hodges Givhan. She graduated from Tupelo High School in l995. She was a floral designer in the family business, Tupelo Floral, and ran the business upon the death of her parents. A devout Christian, she worshiped at The Church at Trace Crossing in Tupelo and, when visiting in Huntsville with her sisters, at The Rock Family Worship Center. She was devoted to her best friend, her husband, Kevin and was supportive of all his professional and personal pursuits. Together, they were avid Alabama sports fans and often attended many amp”Roll Tideamp” sporting events. She loved children everywhere and was especially fond of her nieces and nephews. She enjoyed computer research and loved and lived life to the fullest.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Monday at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Pastor Rusty Nelson officiating assisted by Pastor Kevin Wood. Her husband, Kevin, will pay special homage as will other family members. A private burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include her husband, Kevin Partlow of Tupelo, to whom she married Oct. 10, l998; her sisters, Michele Benson (Mark) and Kimberly Aube (Patrick) all of Huntsville; her nieces and nephews, Taylor , Griffin, Camryn, Madalynne, and Presleigh; and her sisters in law, Marlaina Partlow and Libby Partlow, both of Pontotoc, and Haley Robinson (Eddie) of Booneville.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Philip and Jackie Givhan; and her in-laws, Martha and Ben Partlow.
Honorary pallbearers will be her nieces and nephews and her brothers-in-law, Mark, Pat and Eddie.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until service time on Monday only at the Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.
Bobby Robinson
CORDOVA TENN. – Bobby Wayne Robinson, 73, died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009, at Baptist Hospital East in Memphis after an extended illness. He was born February 19, 1936, in Prentiss County to the late Howard and Pauline Lytal Robinson. He was a 1958 graduate of Ole Miss where he was captain of the 1957 basketball team. He moved to Memphis where along with his brother Bill, founded the Rebel Equipment and Supply Company, named after his love for his alma mater. He was a member of the M Club, the Ole Miss Alumni Association, and Pi Kappa Alpha. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Memphis and the Memphis Jaycees. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a former member of the Mississippi Army National Guard.
Services will be 3 p.m. Monday at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bill Presley officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Bettye Gordon McGee Robinson; two daughters, Stephanie (Terry) McFarland of Germantown and Jennifer (David) Mensi of Cordova; one brother, Bill (Peggy) Robinson of Germantown; and three grandsons, Robert Burress IV, Sthephen Burress, and Jonathan Mensi.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Marie Miller.
Visitation will be at 1 p.m. until service time on Monday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Kidney Foundation of TN., 857 Mt. Moriah Road, Memphis, TN 38117, or the American Heart Association, 2170 Business Center Drive #1, Memphis, TN 38134.
Stanley Latham Wade
EUPORA – Stanley Latham Wade, 53, died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009 at his home in Eurpora.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church in Eupora. Burial will be in the West Shady Grove Cemetery in Webster County. Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 8 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Mary L. Gale
MOOREVILLE – Mary L. Gale, 59, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. A Pontotoc County native, she was born Dec. 22, 1950, to Lonnie Tallant and Betty Denton Tallant Wilhite. She was raised in Ecru but lived most of her life in Mooreville. She worked as a supervisor in the furniture industry and later drove a truck for Destiny Carriers. She enjoyed country and western dancing and won numerous trophies with her husband in competitions. She loved going to Tunica with her family. She was married to Preston amp”P-nutamp” Gale who died Feb. 14, 2005. She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She attended Koinonia Baptist Church.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Koinonia Baptist Church with Rev. Dwight Faulkenbery officiating. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery. W. E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Angie Wood (Shawn) of Mooreville; three sons, Nickey Gant (Becky), Chris Gant (Carla), and Neal Gant (Marie), all of Mooreville; her mother, Betty Tallant Wilhite (J.W.) of Pontotoc; three sisters, Patsy Mills (Robby) of Mantachie, Brenda Roberson (Steve) of Ecru, and Sandra Gale of Ecru; one brother, Larry Tallant (Judy) of Ecru; 12 Grandchildren, Allen Ellis (Misty), Timothy Ellis (Jessica), Michael Wood, Michael Gant, Coley Gant (Summer), Michael Dale, Lauren Gant, Tiffany Gant, Lane Gant, Santana Gant, Kimberly Gant, and Dakota Johnson; four great-grandchildren, Dalton, Ashton, Cayden, and Tristan; a sister-in-law, Montez Wise (Phil) of Ohio; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father; her husband, P-nut Gale; the father of her children, Nick Gant who died June 17, 2005; and her son, Michael Shane Gant.
Pallbearers will be Allen Ellis, Timothy Ellis, Michael Wood, Lynn Stults, Coley Gant, Blake Gant, Michael Gant and Michael Martin.
Visitation will continue from 11 a.m. until service time today at the church.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com
Franklin D. “Ray” Washington
HOUSTON – Franklin D. “Ray” Washington, 69, died Friday, Dec. 25, 2009, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. He was born on March 10, 1940, to John Ivy Washington and Julia Funderburk McCammon. He was a native of Chickasaw County. He retired from International Paper after 35 years of service. He also owned Washington Mobile Home Park in Houston. He was a member of the Thorn Church of God.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Southern Funeral Chapel with Bro. Arnold Amason and Bro. Paul Whitt officiating. Burial will be in Wesley Chapel Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Marie Washington of Houston; three sons, John Coleman (Lisa), Tony Coleman (Mitzi), and Danny Walters, all of Houston; three brothers, Mack Washington (Jewel) of Middleton, Tenn., Jerry Dale Washington of Tupelo, and Eddie Luther of Houlka; two sisters, Patricia Langford (Buddy) of Houston, and Mildred Poyner (Jimmy) of Big Creek; six grandchildren, Justin Washington, John J. Walters, Renee Harris (Randy), Brittany Crockett, Steven Crockett and Amber Roberson (Preston); and nine great-granchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Virginia Mae Washington; two sons, James Ray Washington and Johnny Franklin Washington; and one grandson, Cody Brandon Atwell.
Pallbearers will be Marty Black, Jeff Martin, Bruce Burkeen, Stanley Watkins, Sammy Smith, William White, Tim Byars and Tim Martin
Honorary Pall Bearers will be Rad Clark, Travis Sanders and Matthew amp”Hoopamp” Martin.
To sign the online registry, visit www.southernfuneralchapel.webs.com.
Jane B. Williams
HODGES ALA. – Jane B. Williams, 68, died Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009, at her residence.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala. Burial will be in Atwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. today at the funeral home.
Ruth Easley
PITTSBORO – Ruth Easley, 87, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, at Calhoun Health Services Nursing Home in Calhoun City. She was a devoted family member who will be missed by her brothers and sisters, and nieces and nephews. She retired from Home Insurance Company in Jackson. She was a member of Bethel Primitive Baptist Church in Bruce. She was a member of the D.A.R., the Homemakers Club, and she was a former nursing home volunteer.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Parker Memorial Funeral Home in Bruce with the Elder Rusty Wise officiating. Burial will be in Oak Springs Cemetery.
She is survived by two sisters, Sue Martin of Pittsboro, and Maxine Wisenbaker of Houston, Texas; three brothers, Ed (Jo) Easley of Bruce, Jim (Donna) Easley of Columbus, Ohio, and Holly (Rita) Easley of Bruce; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Edgar Smith and Dora Parker Easley; two sisters, Ruby Easley and Myrtice Moore; two brothers, Bill Easley and William Edgar Easley; one nephew, Gary Easley; and one niece, Susie York.
Pallbearers will be Gary Bullard, Freddie Bullard, Steve Easley, Andy Edwards, Bobby Hood, Rick Martin, Drew Shoemaker, and Forest Shoemaker.
Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Bobby Charles Ming
WEST POINT – Bobby Charles Ming, 75, died, Friday, Dec. 25, 2009, at the Community Hospice-Darlington Oaks in Verona. He was a Veteran of the U. S. Army during the Korean War. He lived 25 years of his life in St. Louis before moving back home. He was employed as a Civil Engineer by the Holnan Corporation in Artesia. He was was born in Longview to parents Eva Lillian Cutts Ming and Troy A. Ming. He attended the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Starkville.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James Kelly Unger officiating. The family will receive friends in the chapel one hour prior the service. There will be no graveside service. Burial will follow in West Point Memorial Garden Cemetery. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Deborah Dinese Ming, and Cynthia Gail Ming both of Granite, Ill; one sister, Jeanette Ming Unger; one brother, James E. amp”Sonnyamp” Ming all of West Point; his very best friend, Marie Best of Starkville with whom he attended St. Joseph Catholic Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Rene Ming Burges; and his brother, James Troy Ming.
Visitation will be Sunday 1:00-2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to Community Hospice, Darlington Oaks, P. O. Box 1028, Verona, MS 38879.
Friends may leave a memory message at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.
Henry Underwood
MANTACHIE – Henry Underwood, died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He enjoyed animals, gardening, the outdoors, and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a factory worker and member of the Church of God.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Larry Johnson and Bro. Joe Coggins officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery.
Survivors include four Sons, Bo Underwood ( Annette) of Saltillo, Bruce Underwood of Mantachie, Ray Underwood of Mantachie and Robert Underwood of Mantachie; two Step-sons, Larry Huguley(Teresa) and Danny Huguley and his former wife, Ruby Willis; five grandchildren, Ethan Underwood, Brianna Underwood, Tyler Underwood, Anthony Underwood and Carla Underwood; five step-grandchildren, Kayla Goodrich, Candice Huguley, Larry Huguley Jr., Brooke Huguley and Kelly Ann Huguley; two step-great-grandchildren, John Weston Goodrich and Lanna Kate Goodrich; one sister, Rosa Lee of Saltillo; and one brother, Andrew Underwood of Saltillo.
Pallbearers will be Junior Underwood, Larry Huguley, Bob Rayburn and Michael Franks, Michael Dill and Eddie Elliff.
Visitation will be from noon until service time today at the funeral home.
Louise Ashmore
BALDWYN – Louise Speck Ashmore, 86, died Friday, Dec. 25, 2009, at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility. She was a retired Factory Worker and a member of the Ingram Baptist Church.
Services will be Sunday 2:00 pm at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Carl Weeden and Bro Chris Rinehart officiating. Burial will be in the Prentiss Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include two daughters, Peggy Rinehart (James), of Baldwyn, and June Arnold (David), Decatur, Ala.; one sister, Elaine Pannell (W. C.), of New Albany; five grandchildren, Chris Rinehart (Jennifer), Angie Skelton (Robert), Stacey Sscarborough (Jason), Kelly Hendon (Corey), and Robbie Arnold; and five great- grandchildren, Jacie, Abby Rinehart, Jed Rinehart,
Callie Arnold, and Chloe Skelton.
She was preceded in death by her parents, J Doss and Bessie Speck; her husband, Eugene Ashmore; four brothers, J.S. Speck, Cecil Speck, James Speck and J.D. Speck, and two sisters, Anna Laura Littlejohn and Edna Littlejohn.
Pallbearers will be Robert Skelton, Jason Scarborough, Corey Hendon, Harold Nichols, Robbie Arnold and Johnny Weeden.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home.
Lucile B. Caldwell
LAFAYETTE SPRINGS – Lucile B. Caldwell, 84, died Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tutor Memorial Funeral Home.
Marshall Ray Ivey
BELMONT – Marshall Ray Ivey, 67, died Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009, at the Red Bay Hospital. He was born April 17, 1942, in Tishomingo County to Arlin and Ivean Spencer Ivey. He was an ironworker and a veteran of the US Army serving in Vietnam.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Deaton Funeral Home chapel in Belmont with Bro. Donnie Wooten officiating. Burial will be in Lindsey Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home Belmont is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include three children,Teresa White (Kirk) of Brookhaven, Derek Ivey (Suzanne Fragale) of Phil Campbell, Ala. and Michael Ivey of Haleyville, Ala.; Eleven grandchildren, Adam Ivey, Nathan Ivey, Justin Ivey, Tony White, Toby White, Christopher Ivey, Alex Fragale, Zachery Fragale, Scarlett Fragale, Salena Fragale and Samantha Fragale; two sisters, Mildred Summerford and Barbara Welch; and one brother-Marcus Ivey (Shirley).
He was preceded in death by a son, Christopher Ivey; his parents; and eight brothers and sisters.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Sunday at the funeral home.
Charles “Ross” Smith
SELMER, TENN. – Charles “Ross” Smith, 84, formerly of Corinth died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009 at Lynnfield Place in Selmer, Tenn.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Henry Cemetery in Corinth.
Visitation will be be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Belton Ray Brazil
FULTON – Belton Ray Brazil, 76, died Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009. He was born on February 24, 1933, in Itawamba County to Josh Sherman and Annie E. Crawley Brazil. He was retired from Dura Crates and Jesco where he worked in maintenance. He was a member of the Pine Grove Church of Christ. He was an avid fisherman.
Services will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Jim Bryant officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Onie Rea Brazil; one son, Tony Brazil (Kay) of Fulton; two daughters, Nella Bowden of Clarksdale and Lisa Jones (Terry) of Tupelo; one sister, Morine Barrett of Antioch, Ill.; eight grandchildren, Tonya German (Martin), Jeremy Bowden, Jordan Bowden, Josh Brazil (Kim), Leslie Brazil, Blake Jones, Parker Jones, and Hunter Jones; and seven great-grandchildren, Kyler, Brian Brazil, Zack Brazil, Mogan Bowden, Alex Floyd, Madison German, and Taylor German.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Marvin Brazil; and three sisters, Jimmie West, Thelma Loyd and Faye Yarbrough.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Jeremy Bowden, Jordan Bowden, Josh Brazil, Blake Jones, Parker Jones and Hunter Jones.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. until service time Sunday.
Martha Hood
COLUMBUS – Martha Hood, 65, died Friday, Dec. 25, 2009, at Aurora Lodge after a lengthy illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Lee Memorial Funeral Home.
Hilda Ann Barker
EUPORA – Hilda Ann Barker, 72, died Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009, at the North Mississippi Longtime Care Center in Eupora.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Pryor Funeral Home in Calhoun City.
Survivors include one daughter, Judy Gregg (Joe) of Slate Springs; four sons, Charles Wayne Barker of Olive Branch, Thomas Earl Barker of Memphis, Perry Lewis Barker of Tupelo and James Rickey Barker of Pontotoc; three sisters, Sarah Morris of Grenada, Lorane Clements of Grenada and Faye McCombs of Bruce; one brother, Everett Hill of Jackson; 19 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-granchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Otho and Avie Cantrell Hill; her husband, A.L. “Booger” Barker; one sister; and two brothers.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Vance, Corey Vance, Lindon Hill, Daniel West, Greg Lovorn and Chuch Lovorn.
Visitation will be at noon Sunday at the funeral home.
Robert Trantham
LA PRAIRIE, ILL. – Robert Edward “Ed” Trantham, formerly of Belmont, died Monday, Dec. 21, 2009, at Blessing Hospital after a year long fight with cancer.
Services will be Monday at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Golden, Ill. The Hamilton Funeral Home in Augusta is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the church.
Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church Youth Ministry program or to the Blessing Cancer Center.
Shellie Ray Rose
HOLLY SPRINGS – Shellie Ray Rose, 80, died Monday, Dec. 21, 2009, at the Colony Home in Denton, Texas. He was a church deacon and a manager at Sunbeam Manufacturing. He was born on April 10, 1929, to Jessie Rose and May Miller. His hobbies included: woodworking, fishing, and gardening.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial will be at Hillcrest Cemetery in Holly Springs.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Rose; two daughters, Mary Whelan and Deborah Buehlman; one brother, J.C. Rose; one sister, Pansy McDaniel; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; one step great-grandchild; and one step-great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be from noon until service time today at the funeral home.
Thomas G. Wages
PONTOTOC – Thomas G. Wages, 81, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, at his home. He was a loving father and grandfather. He was a retired Air Force Veteran.
Services will be 6 p.m. Sunday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Dennis Wages officiating.
Survivors include his children, Karen, Kim, Tammy and Tom; his grandchildren, Audrey, Amanda, Ashley, Dani, Zeph, Matthew and Emily; and his great-grandchild, Everett.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie; and his daughter, Jodelle.
Dick Bishop
NETTLETON – Ernest Arlin “Dick” Bishop, 77, died Friday, Dec. 25, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Funeral Home in Nettleton.
Lawrence Greely “Red” Shierling
AMORY – Lawrence Greely “Red” Shierling died Friday, Dec. 25, 2009, in Rankin County. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory.
George A. Dulaney
EVERGREEN – George Allen Dulaney, 77, died Friday, Dec. 25, 2009, at Community Hospice at Darlington Oaks after a brief illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Holland Funeral Directors of Tupelo.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until today and from 1 p.m. until service time on Sunday at the Tupelo Chapel.
Roy Clyde Stevens
ECRU – Roy Clyde Stevens, 52, died Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was a farmer his whole life.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Bro. Charlie Swords officiating. Burial will be in Shady Grove.
Survivors include one son, Jason Roy Stevens (Tina); one sister, Marie Mooneyhan; two brothers, John D. Stevens (Ruby) and James A. Stevens.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Blueford and Hazel Stevens.
Pallbearers will be Tommy Grisham, Micheal Merritt, Scotty Greenwood, J.D. Greenwood, Tracey Mooneyhan and Nathan Montgomery.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.
Syble Mae “Lewis” Morgan
EUPORA – Syble Mae “Lewis” Morgan, 85, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, at Dugan Memorial Nursing Home in West Point. She was a homemaker. Pryor Funeral Home of Calhoun City is in charge of the arrangements.
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. today at Double Springs Cemetery in Webster County with the Rev. Jim Vance officiating. Pryor Funeral Home in Calhoun City is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Joan Childers of West Point; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Mary Belle “Little” Lewis and one sister Mary Jenkings
Pallbearers will be Larry Hyde, Jerry Hyde, Jim Hyde, Buddy Neal, Benny Neal and Mike Jenkins.
Visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. until service time today at the cemetery.
Dorothy J. Hanson
TIPLERSVILLE – Dorothy J. Hanson, 50, died Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009, at Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. She was a school teacher.
Services will be 1 p.m. today at Bethlehem M.B. Church in Falkner with Pastor James Howell officiating. Foster amp& Son Funeral Home in Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two sisters, Noddie Peterson of Tiplersville and Rosie Gunn of Falkner; two brothers, Charlie Gillard of Falkner and Pastor Larry (Linda) Gillard of Tiplersville.
Robert Bailey
ECRU – Robert Bailey, 71, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today.
Walter Calmes
TUPELO – Walter Calmes, 93, died Monday, Dec. 21, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Springhill M.B. Church in Tupelo. Grayson Porter’s Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Sunday at the church.
Russell Partlow
PLANTERSVILLE – Russell Partlow died Friday, Dec. 25, 2009, at Vicker’s Personal Care Home in Mathiston. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Lee Memorial Funeral Home.

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