Obituaries December 10, 2011

By NEMS Daily Journal

Nellie Edwards
OXFORD – Nellie Dean Lancaster Edwards, 87, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. She was born Sept. 13, 1924, in Pontotoc County. She was a homemaker and a member of Shady Grove Methodist Church.
Services will begin at 2 p.m. today at Shady Grove Methodist Church in Banner with the Rev. Billy McCord and Dr. Bryan Scarbrough officiating. Burial will be in Shady Grove Cemetery. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, John Benjamin “J.B.” Edwards of Oxford; three daughters, Paulette Barbee (James Hugh) of Banner, Doris Logan (Jerry) of Banner and Joann Barfield (Billy Joe) of Vardaman; one son, Travis Edwards of Oxford; one daughter-in-law, Betty Edwards; a sister, Frances Goodson of Atoka, Tenn.; 14 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin Franklin Lancaster and Mary Magdalene Tuneberg Lancaster; a son, Johnny Edwards; six sister, Monette Stafford, Grace Quarles, Lois Hughes, Jewel Rogers, Viola Lancaster and Lurneal Lancaster; and two brothers, Elvis Lancaster and Russell Lancaster.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Michael Barbee, Robert Barbee, BJ Barfield, Daron Edwards, Dean Edwards, Jason Logan and Justin Logan.
Honorary pallbearers will be great-grandsons, Taylor Anderson, Wesley Anderson, Benjamin Barbee, Austin Barfield, Nickolas Barfield, Lane Barbee, Caleb Edwards, Harrison Edwards, Trent Edwards, Chase Goolsby, Tyler Goolsby, Conner Greenhill, Jared Greenhill, Dylan Traylor and Kyle Traylor.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. today at the church.
Memorials may be made to Shady Grove Cemetery Fund, 412 Hwy. 331, Banner, MS 38913.
Online condolences may be made at www.parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com.

JoAnne Goodgame
ABERDEEN – JoAnne Nason Goodgame, 75, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Jan. 15, 1936, to Howard G. Nason and Anice H. Nason in Columbus. She attended Houston Elementary School for two years and Prairie school through the eighth grade. She graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1954. Jo was in the Aberdeen High School Band which was very successful at state band contests while she was a member. While in high school, she was a founding member of the Tri-C Social Club. In addition to social functions, the club helped with civic functions. The group has remained friends and sisters for about 60 years. This group of ladies still meet often and relive the old days. Jo attended Miami University in Florida. She jokes that all she learned there was the tango, the morango and the Cha-Cha.
Jo married Richard Callender Jr. in 1955. They had two children, Richard Callender III, who was born in 1957, and Julann. who was born in 1959.
In 1965, Jo married Dr. Leonard Goodgame. Together, they had Missy Jo and Candace Nason Goodgame.
Jo was a charter member of the Aberdeen Golf and Country Club where she served as social chairman for two years in the mid 1960′s. She was very active in the Republican Party and served as county chairman for several years. Also, she served as a delegate to the National Republican Convention three times.
Other than raising her family, her next obsession was preparing great food, freezing, and canning. Jo was known as one of the best cooks in Monroe County. Her third obsession was to enjoy life and have as much fun and pleasure as was possible in her lifetime. Jo also loved fishing.
During her lifetime, Jo was blessed with ability to read people. If she picked up that a person was not what they appeared, you better avoid that person.
Jo was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, and her only son, Richard Callender III, and grandson, Kirk Deakles.
She is survived by her husband and daughters, Julann Callender of Indialantic, Fla., Missy Younger (Chuck) of Columbus and Candy Wheeler (Todd) of Tupelo; grandchildren, JoAnna Younger, Colton Younger, Albert Younger, Dalton Wheeler, Wyatt Wheeler, Jordan Deakles and Chasity Harbour (Michael); great-grandchildren, Gage La Blanc and Courtney Harbour.
Pallbearers will be Jimmie Kirkpatrick, Larry Mims, Walter Lann, Chris Provias, Tom Seymour and Dr. R.R. Lacey. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Tri-C Social Club and Fred Stevens.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today, Dec. 10, 2011, at First United Methodist Church in Aberdeen with Rev. Truman Thompson officiating. Burial will be at Oddfellows Rest Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 until service time at the church.Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Flowers or contributions may be sent to the charity of your choice.
An online guest registry and condolences may be accessed at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Harold Boland
CALHOUN CITY – William H. “Harold” Boland, 96, of Calhoun City, passed away Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, at the nursing home in Calhoun City and peacefully entered into God’s kingdom. He was born Sept. 16, 1915, in Calhoun City, the son of James M. “Jim” and Ruby Mallory Boland. He was a World War II Navy veteran, serving as a gunners mate third class and served his country proudly. He was a retired merchant with a long history of business here. He was a lifelong member of Lewis Memorial Methodist Church and was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.
Survivors include one daughter, Shirley Boland (Larry) Bratton, Calhoun City; three grandchildren, Laura Bratton (Mike) Edwards, Scott (Amy) Bratton and Leigh Bratton (Shane) Childs; four great-grandchildren, Mitchell Edwards, Eric Childs, Alison Childs and Seth Bratton.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jessie Boland; two brothers, Ross Mallory Boland and Howard Boland; and two sisters, Helen Boland Farned and Mildred Boland Magers.
Services will be today, Dec. 10, at Lewis Memorial Methodist Church at 1 p.m. with Bro. Charlie Simmons officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon at the church.
Pallbearers will be Mitchell Edwards, Eric Childs, Jim Farned, Bill Farned, Brandon Lee and Paul Moore Jr. Honorary pallbearer will be Coach John Lacy Wyatt.
Burial will be at Calhoun City Cemetery.
Pryor Funeral Home of Calhoun City is in charge of the arrangements.
Online condolences may be made at www.pryorfuneralhome.com.

Dr. Paul Wilson
TUPELO – Dr. Paul H. Wilson, 81, died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, at Home Place in Saltillo where he had resided the last nine months. He was born on March18, l930, in Bolivar County to William Wilson and Kate Dees Wilson. He grew up in Bolivar County and graduated from Gunnison High School. He furthered his education at Clarke College and received his bachelor’s degree in Divinity and his doctorate in Theology from Luther Rice University.
Dr. Wilson was a longtime Southern Baptist minister, pastoring Baptist churches all over Mississippi. He locally pastored at Priceville Baptist, First Baptist, Verona and Koinonia Baptist in Mooreville, and had served First Baptist, Ripley, Harmony Baptist in Louisville and Yale Street in Cleveland, among others. He was an active member of the Harrisburg Baptist Church, the Sanctuary Sunday school class and the Merry Makers Seniors Group. He and his late wife of 61 years, Mary Ruth Carpenter Wilson, who died Nov. 27, 2010, were a delightful pastoral couple whose sense of humor and positive approach to life brought joy to their parishioners.
An avid conversationalist, he was known as a practical jokester and prankster. His passion was preaching the gospel, attending the needs of his congregations and spending as much time as possible with his children, grandchildren and extended family.
A life celebration service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Dr. Forrest Sheffield and Bro. David Smith officiating. A private family committal will be in Tupelo Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today and from 1 p.m. to service time Sunday, all at the Tupelo Chapel.
Survivors include his four children, Bobby Wilson of Mendenhall, Wanda Wilson Smith (Mark) of Saltillo, Sharon Wilson Rehberg (Palmer) of Winterville, Ga., and Stacy Wilson Boler (Phillip) of Brandon; his seven grandchildren: Michael Smith of Tupelo, Carrie Smith Sebring (Carey) of Saltillo, Brandy Wilson Shepherd of Mendenhall, Misty Wilson Warren of Mendenhall, Amber O’Farrell McAnally (Michael) of Brandon, Brandon Rehberg of Winterville, Ga., and Raven Wilson of Mendenhall; his six great-grandchildren: Madison Bailey, Styles Shepherd, Breland Warren, Jackson Sebring, Brandon Rehberg and Walker McAnnally.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ruth; and seven siblings, Inez Collins, Irene Helms, Lorenzo Dunlap, Juanita Murphy, Helen Holliman, Wiley Wilson and Christine Braswell.
Pallbearers will be Phillip Boler, Mark Smith, Palmer Rehberg, Brandon Rehberg, Michael Smith, Carey Wayne Sebring and Robert Dashti. Honorary pallbearers will be the Sanctuary Sunday school class from Harrisburg.
Memorials may be made to the Merry Makers, c/o Harrisburg Baptist Church, 4675 Cliff Gookin Blvd., Tupelo, MS 38801.
Condolences may be e mailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Lemon Franks Jr.
PRAIRIE – Lemon Franks Jr., 86, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, at his home in Prairie.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Baptist Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Carter’s Mortuary Services of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Annie Gladney
WEST POINT – Annie Clara Gladney, 86, died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, at the Oktibbeha County Hospital in Starkville.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Mt. Hermon Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Carter’s Mortuary Services of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Arereather Cox
LAMAR – Arereather Luellen Cox, 74, died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, at Alliance HealthCare System in Holly Springs.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Roberts Chapel CME Church at Slayden. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum amp& 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. The body will lie in state at the church from noon to 12:55 p.m. Sunday.

Lillian Davis
HOLLY SPRINGS – Lillian Davis, 70, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, at Renal Care in Holly Springs. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs.

Hollis Martin
SARDIS – Hollis Franklin Martin, 67, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. He was born Nov. 8, 1944, in Itawamba County to James and Caldonia Martin. He was a graduate of the University of Mississippi with a degree in mechanical engineering. He worked for Mississippi Chemical Corp. as a project manager and retired after 25 years. Mr. Martin was a lifelong member of the University of Mississippi Athletic Association and an avid collector of Native American artifacts.
Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Red Bay, Ala., with Bro. Roger Wood officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are two sons, Hollis Christopher Martin (Leslie) of New Orleans, La., and Jeffrey Howard Martin (Kate) of Denver, Colo.; three grandchildren, Hale Martin, Ali Martin and Jaxson Howard Martin; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Carolyn Sue Edwards Martin.

Hal Mitchell
EUPORA – Adam Howell “Hal” Mitchell, 84, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Eupora.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora. Burial will follow at the North Union Cemetery in Webster County. Oliver Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Cecil Burnett
RIPLEY – Cecil Roy Burnett, 80, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. today at Antioch Cemetery in Ripley. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.

Hugh Kilpatrick
EUPORA – Hugh Lee Kilpatrick, 71, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Eupora. He was born July 23, 1940, in Mississippi. He was a retired employee of the Mississippi State Department of Agriculture. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Eupora, the Carroll Sunday School Class and the Chancel Choir. He was a member of the Eupora Chapter of the Lions Club.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church in Eupora with the Rev. Trey Harper and the Rev. Roger Miller officiating. Burial will be in West Shady Grove Cemetery in Webster County. Pryor Funeral Home of Calhoun City is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two aunts, Joy Kilpatrick and Louise Kilpatrick; four nephews, Larry Kilpatrick Jr., Mark Kilpatrick, Steven Kilpatrick and Scott Kilpatrick.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles B. Kilpatrick and Mary Sue Ingram Kilpatrick.
Pallbearers will be Charlie Ward, George Mitchell, Pat Hyde, Ruben Walker, JIm Smith, Mike McCully, Danny Lewis and Jerry Gary.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Monday at the church.
Online condolences may be left at www.pryorfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 556, Eupora, MS 38744.

Annie Clarett
HOUSTON – Annie Louise Clarett, 66, died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, at Trace Regional Hospital in Houston.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at New Zion Church at Houston. Burial will be in the Prospect Cemetery at Houston. Montgomery Mortuary LLC of Houston is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Willie E. Boone
HOLLY SPRINGS – Willie Estell Boone, 91, of Holly Springs, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, at Landmark DeSoto Nursing Home in Horn Lake. She was the widow of Richard Minor Boone.
Born May 28, 1920, in Slayden, she was a homemaker and the daughter of Sullivan Holmes and Lillie Worley.
Visitation will be 1-6 p.m. Sunday at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Services will begin at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 12, at Oak Grove Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery in Moscow, Tenn., with Bro. Don Wilson officiating.
Survivors include three sons, Richard L. Boone, Athens, Ga., Joseph G. Boone, Ashland, Daniel D. Boone, Horn Lake; daughter, Sara Rynders, Mooringsport, La.; brother, Elwood Holmes, Birmingham, Ala; 13 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by two daughters, Connie Burchette and Sylvia Bruce, and a son, Jerry Minor Boone.

Kenneth Rowland
CORINTH – Kenneth Rheabon Rowland, 72, died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, in Olive Branch.
Visitation will be noon until 2 p.m. today at Hight Funeral Home. Services will begin at 2:30 p.m. there with burial in the Campground cemetery.

Wendell Betts
PLANTERSVILLE – Wendell Ray Betts, 47, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete to be announced by N.L. Jones amp& Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo.

Ed Burress
TUPELO – Eddie “Ed” Burress died Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete to be announced by Agnew amp& Sons Funeral Home of Booneville.

Mildred Nixon Hill
IUKA – Mildred Nixon Hill, 94, died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, at Southern Magnolia Estates in Iuka. Born Sept. 3, 1917, in Paden, she was the daughter of Clinton Kelly and Annie Willard Robinson Nixon. She graduated from Tishomingo High School and attended the University of Mississippi.
She married Martin Elton Hill on April 25, 1927. They had one daughter. Mildred taught school in Prentiss County for several years. Later, she and her husband co-owned the Western Auto Store in Ashland. There they participated in many youth activities with their daughter, especially as supporters of the early sponsorship of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. After the death of her husband and daughter, Mildred worked for several years at the Baptist Hospital in Memphis. She retired in 1980 and returned to Iuka to be with her mother. Here she was a member of the Iuka Baptist Church and the Ann Judson Circle. She also was a member and president of the 20th Century Club and a member and treasurer of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE), Jacinto Chapter. Her association with the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) was one of her greatest interests and she also served as regent of the Chief Tishomingo Chapter.
Services will begin at 11 a.m. today at Ludlam Funeral Home in Iuka with Dr. Ronnie Hatfield officiating. Burial will be in Memphis Memorial Gardens. Ludlam Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include a sister-in-law, Dorothy Dietch Nixon; two great-nephews, John and David Casatant; and many cousins from the Robinson and Nixon families.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Martin Elton Hill; her daughter, Ann Hill; her parents; her sister, Helen Marguerete Nixon; two brothers, James Clinton Nixon and Edward Kelly Nixon; a niece, Louise Nixon Casavant; three sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law.
Visition will be from 10 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Iuka Baptist Church, 105 West Eastport, Iuka MS 38852; or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN 38135.