Obituaries December 11, 2010

By NEMS Daily Journal

Kathleen B. Stewart
SOUTH OGDEN, Utah – Kathleen B. Stewart, 93, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, at Crestwood Care Center in Ogden, Utah.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Harmontown Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Rickey Collier
BOONEVILLE – Rickey A. Collier, 56, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, at his home. He was a member of Hopewell Primitive Baptist Church. He was a truck driver for more than 30 years. A devoted husband, father and grandfather, he loved hunting, fishing and being outdoors.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Kesler Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Bro. Rickey Taylor officiating. Burial will be in the Hopewell Cemetery. Kesler Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Rebecca Collier of Booneville; one son, Rickey W. Collier (Brandy) of Booneville; two daughters, Christy Nash (Keith) of Rienzi and Sheree Adams of Brandon; two stepsons, Bobby Parker (Jerri) of Selmer,Tenn., and Dusty Parker of Middleton,Tenn.; his mother and stepfather, Louine and Lester Hendrix of Tupelo; one brother, Steve Collier (Cindy) of Tishomingo; one sister, Cheryl Russell of Tupelo; a half sister, Tina Robertson (Dave) of Vernon, Ala.; two stepsisters, Joy Farris (Kent) of Booneville and Annie Tidwell (Jimmy) of Ecru; a very special friend, Mike Griffin of Tupelo; 11 grandchildren, Dalton, Braden and Shellie-Ann Collier, Grace Jones, Noah and Payton Nash, Landon, Blade, Christopher and Steven Parker, and Merri Kirk (Landon).
He was preceded in death by his father, Lewis Collier; his grandparents, Raymond and Verlin Collier, and Grady and Lalar Cook; one brother, Randy Lewis Collier; one stepbrother, Rickey Joe Hendrix; one grandson, Corbin Bailey Adams; and his mother-in-law, Charlene “Big Granny” Jones.
Pallbearers will be Mike and John Griffin, Lewis Hall, Keith Nash, Michael Whitehead, Robert Howell and Larry Fullington.
Visitation will be from 3 until 8 p.m. today.
Tucker Maness
BOONEVILLE – Tucker Elgin Maness, 60, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was born Feb. 6, 1950, in Prentiss County. He was employed in the pipe manufacturing industry and in bridge construction. He attended church at The Vineyard. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, racing and working with animals.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. James Wells officiating. Burial will be in Juliette Cemetery in Alcorn County.
He is survived by two daughters, Linda Thornton (Dwight) and Sandra Bayless, all of Booneville; four sisters, Virginia Mooney (David) of Booneville, Jettie Yates (Keith) of Jumpertown, Betty Clawson of Gray, Tenn., and Judy Wolfe of Dry Creek; two brothers, Roy Maness of Arizona and Dickey Maness of Booneville; six grandchildren, Timmy McVey, Brooke McVey, Stevie Thornton, Chris Thornton, Sylina Robbins and Mikey Bayless; three great-grandchildren; and the mother of his children, Fannie Wiggins.
He was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Maness; his father, Shorty Maness; his mother, Lois Huguley; a brother, Elgin “Frosty” Maness; and two sisters, Shirley Maness and Katie Maness.
Pallbearers are Ronald Yates, Bengy Yates, Rick Mooney, Mike Mooney, Billy Lowe and Bobby Cole.
Sarah Spigner
OZARK – Sarah Spigner, 79, died Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, at her residence in the Ozark community. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McNeece-Morris Funeral Home in Mantachie.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time Sunday at the funeral home in Mantachie.
Georgia Williams
BLUE SPRINGS – Georgia Williams, 88, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. A native of Booneville, she was born Sept. 28, 1922, to George Washington Darwin and Blanche Lee Sewell Darwin. In 1943, she graduated from Sherman High School. She worked for Black and White Department Store and also worked in the children’s department of Reed’s for nearly 20 years. She was a happy crafty homemaker who loved taking care of her family. She enjoyed cake decorating, gardening and sewing. She was a member of Locust Hill Baptist Church.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Locust Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Sammy Little officiating. The Rev. Glen Reeder will deliver a eulogy. Burial will be in Locust Hill Cemetery. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her daughter, Mary Lou Williams of Brooklyn, N.Y.; her son, Anthony Charles Williams of Hamilton, Ala.; two sisters, Olivia Howell of Booneville and Sue Brooks of Belden; a sister-in-law, Mattie Lee Williams of Blue Springs.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles Reise Williams, on Aug. 4, 2005; her brother, Jesse Darwin; and her sister, Mildred Whitten.
The body will lie in state one hour prior to service time at the church.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Charlie Skelton
ASHLAND – Charlie Skelton, 71, died Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, at his home in Ashland. He was born July 10, 1939, in Marshall County. He was a Baptist and a farmer.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Holly Springs Funeral Home with the Rev. James Miller officiating. Burial will be Bluff Springs Cemetery at Ashland.
Survivors include his wife, Rosia Lee Jordan Skelton of Ashland; one son, Steve Skelton (Leigh) of Ashland; one daughter, Cindy Wilson (Wayne) of Ashland; three sisters, Frances Overall of Falkner, Robbie Maroney and Charlene Robinson, both of Ashland; grandchildren, Larry and Leslie Mason, and Brandon and Jordan Wilson; a great-grandchild, Hannah Mason.
He was preceded in death by his father, James Edward Skelton; his mother, Ruby Skelton; and a brother, Aldrich “Bud” Skelton.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mary Frances Williams
EUPORA – Mary Frances Williams, 77, died Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, in Eupora.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Montevista Baptist Church in Webster County. Burial will be in Montevista Cemetery. Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday.
Minister Doran LeSueur
PLAINS, Ga. – Minister Doran Dorain LeSueur, 43, formerly of Holly Springs, died Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, in Plains, Ga.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Christ Temple Church of God in Christ in Holly Springs. Burial will be in the LeSueur Cemetery in Holly Springs. 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 10 to 10:55 a.m. Saturday.
Bart Pruett
BELDEN – Bart Everett Pruett, 61, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010. Born in Macon, Ga., he was the son of Allen Everett Pruett. He was a regional operations director for RAI Incorporated. He received a master’s degree from the University of Alabama-Birmingham. Mr. Pruett was a member of the Health Care Finance Administration, Lions Club of Tupelo and Calvary Baptist Church in Tupelo.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the Gray United Methodist Church in Gray, Ga. Burial will follow at the Cedar Ridge Cemetery in Gray. Dr. Wayne Moseley will officiate. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until time of service today in the church. Hart’s Mortuary and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Lowe Pruett of Belden; his children, Brandon Pruett of Jackson and Blake Pruett of Oxford; his mother, Ophelia Watkins Pruett of Adrian, Ga.; his brothers, Clayton H. Pruett (Julee) of Adrian, Ga., Eddie A. Pruett of Macon and Allen E. Pruett (Carissa) of Anaheim, Calif.; his friend, Jim Hutto; and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016, or to the Mississippi Kidney Foundation, 3000 Old Canton Road #100, Jackson, MS 39216.
Friends may sign the online register at www.hartsmort.com.
Mable Lofton
TUPELO – Mable Beatrice Davis Lofton, 91, died Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after an extended illness. She was born Oct. 10, 1919, in Sparta, Tenn. She lived in the Thaxton community during her adult years and worked in Oxford as a nurses aide for many years. She was a good Christian mother and a member of Harmony Baptist Church in Pontotoc. She will be missed by those who knew and loved her.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Baldwin-Nowell Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Bro. Doug Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Thaxton Cemetery.
She is survived by her son, Mark Lofton (Robbie) of Tupelo; one sister, Goldie Notestine of Ashville, N.C.; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Holloway, L.D. Gillespie, Jerry Kelly, Tim Walls, Gideon Roye and Larry Roye.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Mary Blair
AMORY – Mary Pearl “Queen” Blair, 57, died Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Darden and Sons Funeral Home of Amory.
Dr. George Martindale
RIPLEY – Dr. George R. Martindale, 90, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. He was born Aug. 2, 1920, in Walnut to Finley and Molly Curle Martindale. He was an optometrist in Ripley for 43 years. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during World War II and earned the Purple Heart and four Bronze Service Stars. He was a member of the Ripley Church of Christ.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Minister Tom Childers officiating. Burial will be in Tippah Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include his wife, Waltine “Tot” Weatherly Martindale of Ripley; one son, Mark Martindale (Bonnie) of Ripley; two grandsons, Barrett Martindale (Tiffany) of Olive Branch and Brandon Martindale (Andrea) of Ripley; three granddaughters, Emma, Rachel and Elizabeth Martindale.
He was preceded in death by his parents, seven sisters and seven brothers.
Pallbearers will be Robert Farrow, Kyle Smith, Duane Bullard, Robert Wilbanks, James Nunnally and Mike Griffin. Honorary pallbearers will be Kerry W. Hill and Lewis Davis.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time today at the funeral home.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.
Bobby Camp
TUPELO – Robert Joe “Bobby” Camp, 51, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, at his residence in the Auburn community. He was born in Holland, Mich., on Oct. 2, 1959, to Major Anderson Camp and Bonnie Ruth Kennedy Camp. He grew up in Fair Oaks, Ark., and moved to Northeast Mississippi 29 years ago. Mr. Camp worked in the furniture industry much of his working life with most of his time spent with Lane Industries. He was a carpenter and construction worker before becoming disabled. He was a member of the Bissell Baptist Church. An avid motorcyclist, he enjoyed restoring old cars and hunting.
Per the family’s request, services and burial will be private with Bro. Roger Smith officiating. Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Survivors include his sister, Debbie Hall of Tupelo; two brothers, Benny Camp and Billy Camp, both of the Lake Piomingo community; six nieces and nephews, Amy Littles and Brandi Hall, both of Tupelo, Julie Phillips of Memphis, Raeanne Camp of Jonesboro, Ark., and Eric Camp of Foley, Ala.; his stepchildren, Wink Briley, Kelly Creely and Susan Davis and their families, all of Tupelo.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Sonny Camp.
Condolences may be e-mailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.
Myron Wingo
BELMONT – Myron Wingo, 48, died Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, at his home in Belmont. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont.
Andrew Mayes
DAVENPORT, Iowa – Andrew Mayes, 58, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, in Davenport, Iowa. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
Elmo Pierce
TUPELO – James Elmo Pierce, 88, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, at Golden Living Center. He was born Nov. 20, 1922, in Newt, Ky., to Jack and Ada Pierce. He was a lifelong resident of Lexington, Ky., prior to moving to Tupelo three years ago. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a self-employed truck driver and a store owner. He was an avid fisherman.
A private family service will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park. Lee Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Stephen Gaither and Michael Pierce, both of Lexington, Ky.; one nephew, Gary (Mona) Larson of Ecru; four nieces, Linda (Sammy) Simmons of Tupelo, Julie (Austin) Bailey of Crestview, Fla., Debbie (Larry) Henderson and Beth Larson, all of Tampa, Fla.; one niece-in-law, Nora Larson of Indianapolis, Ind.; several great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Christine Larson; and one nephew, David Larson.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. today.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.leememorialonline.com.
Earnestine Morton
ABERDEEN – Earnestine Morton, 82, died Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, at the Riley Hospital in Meridian. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen.
Pearlie Andrews
ABERDEEN – Pearlie Mae Andrews, 53, died Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen.
Mollie Fairley
BRONX, N.Y. – Mollie Fairley died at the Westchester Nursing Home in Bronx, N.Y. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford.
Winford Murphy
WALNUT – Winford Murphy, 75, died Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, at his home in Walnut. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home in Ripley.
Lillie Parker
MEMPHIS – Lillie Mae Mayse Parker, 88, formerly of Victoria, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, at her home in Memphis.
Services will be at noon Sunday at Newell Chapel CME Church in Victoria. 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 11 to 11:55 a.m. Sunday.