Obituaries December 14, 2010

By NEMS Daily Journal

Daniel McCormick
OXFORD – Daniel Joseph McCormick, 20, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. He was a student. He was a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church and Oxford Christian Home Educators. He loved hunting, fishing and sharing the love of Jesus.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church with Rev. Bobby Irvin officiating. A private family graveside service will follow at Eastover Memorial Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his parents, Julie R. and Cary T. McCormick of Etta; two sisters, Elizabeth Grace McCormick and Mary Faith McCormick, both of Etta; two brothers, Caleb McCormick and Joshua McCormick. both of Etta; his grandmother, JoAnn Redden of Shreveport, La.; and his grandfather, Jack McCormick of Gulfport.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 142, Oxford, MS 38655.
To leave an online condolence, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.
Edward White
TUPELO – Funeral arrangements for Edward White are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones amp& Son Funeral Directors.
Betty Nedweski
FULTON – Betty F. Nedweski, 65, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born March 16, 1945, to Fred and Varnel Haire Lowder in Arkansas. She was a retired homemaker. She was member of Southern Hills Church of Christ and the Moose Club. She was an avid reader.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Clyde Mize officiating. Burial will be in Union Grove Cemetery at Tilden.
Survivors include her husband, Ed Nedweski of Fulton; two sons, Danny McCurry of Fulton and Gary McCurry of Atlanta, Ga.; one daughter, Wanda Worth of Fulton; one brother, William Lowder of Fulton; three sisters, Naomi McElroy of Kenosha, Wis., Autrey Ragsdale of Fulton and Nell Rightings of Norman, Okla.; five grandchildren, Skyler, Wayne, Willis, Willum and Sharice; and one great -grandchild, Quinton.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Hazel Leclair and Martha Lefford; and two brothers, Richard and Jerry Lowder.
Pallbearers will be Wayne Clark Jr., Willis Coleman, Gary McCurry, Steve Lowder, Jeff Lowder and Johnny Ragsdale.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Dorothy Gray
NEW ALBANY – Dorothy Joyce Cobb Gray, 90, died Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, at Pontotoc Hospital in Pontotoc. She was born March 24, 1920, in Union County to Henry and Mary Elizabeth Gement Cobb. She was a lifelong member of the Ingomar Baptist Church, serving as a teacher for Sunbeams and Sunday School and as a choir member for many years. She was a living testimony of her faith in her Lord Jesus Christ and a friend and servant to her family and many others.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the United Funeral Service Chapel with the Dr. Jeffrey Sweatt and Rev. Gary Linville. Burial will be in the Ingomar Cemetery. United Funeral Service in New Albany will be in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Garland Gray; a daughter, Ann Gray Krusec; two sons, Richard Gray (Linda) and Bill Gray (Lucy); five grandchildren, Amy Witcher (Stefan), Ellen Bresee (Mark), Mark Gray (Kayla), Lindy McManus (Ben) and Leslie Gray, three great-grandchildren, Isabella Claire Bresee, Brooks Chapin Bresee and Elizabeth Goodman Witcher; a sister, Mary Etta Simmons (James); numerous great-nephews and great-nieces, great-great-nephews and great-great-nieces, and great-great-great-nephews and great-great-great-nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Etoyle Willard; three brothers, Ernest, Troy and James Cobb; and two nephews, Herbert Cobb and Billy Cobb.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
For online condolences, visit unitedfuneralservice.com.
Geraline Rooks
HICKORY FLAT – Funeral arrangements for Geraline Rooks are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones amp& Son Funeral Directors.
Tommie White
TUPELO – Tommie White, formerly of Memphis, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, at the Darlington Hospice House in Tupelo.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at the New Park Cemetery on the Memphis/Horn Lake Road. N.L. Jones amp& Son Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Beulah F. Capps
SALTILLO – Beulah F. Capps, 79, died Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born in Nettleton on May 16, 1931, to Bailey and Kate Wright Harlow. She worked for many years at Marshall Durbin. She was a Baptist. She loved to word search, she enjoyed yard work, and she loved to gather with her family. Her favorite place was home.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include seven children, Linda Ann Lovern (Hal), Larry W. Capps (Liza), Carnell Southard, Donnie Ray Capps (Janie), Terry Dewayne Capps, James Craig Capps (Connie) and Robert Earl Capps (Lynn); 13 grandchildren, Angie Parrish, Kim Comer, Tim Comer, Johnathan Capps, Natasha Capps, Ashley Floyd, James Capps, Larry Southard, Mary Southard, Jennifer Capps, James Ross Capps, Taylor Capps and Cynthia Capps; one brother, Billy Harlow; 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 29 years, James Russell Capps; her parents; two grandchildren, Doug Capps and James Capps.
Pallbearers will be J.R. Capps, James Capps, Tim Comer, Doug Davis, Larry Southard and Ross Capps.
Honorary pallbearers will be Donnie Simmons and Kenny Elrod.
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. today and 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Sarah Rogers
MEMPHIS – Sarah Rogers, 88, died on Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, at Germantown Methodist Hospital. She was retired as manager at Russell Stover Candies. She was a member of Germantown Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends beginning at 1 p.m. until service time at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Park Funeral Home.
She is survived by a brother, Rev. T.K. Brann (Helen) of Tupelo; a niece, Dianne B. Deshler (Virgil) of Oxford, Ala.; a nephew, Mark Bann (Pam) of Belden; two stepdaughters, Gloria Gaither (Joe) and Pat Rogers, all of Sarasota Fla.; three great-nephews, David Deshler, Jeff Deshler (Katie) and Will Brann.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hollis W. Rogers.
Angela Buford
OXFORD – Angela Bogard Buford, 39, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home.
Artis W. Jones
BRUCE – Artis W. Jones, 63, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, at the Calhoun City Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce.
Roger F. Johns II
IUKA – Roger Freeman Johns II, 63, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Iuka.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka. Interment will follow in Palestine Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Jackson Camp Baptist Church by calling (662) 438-6935, or to The Gideons International, Tishomingo County Camp, P.O. Box 314, Iuka, MS 38852, or online at www.gideons.org.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
Richard Milam
MEMPHIS – James Richard Milam, 98, died on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, in Memphis. He was born on Jan. 16, 1912, in Memphis to Lillie Belle Davis and William Eli Milam. He graduated from Saltillo High School and attended the University of Mississippi. Mr. Milam began working for the Boy Scouts of America in 1946, retiring in 1976. As a professional Scout executive, he was responsible for nine counties and also managed the Yocona Camp. He had a strong love for and commitment to his church. He served as an elder at the First Presbyterian Church in Corinth for many years and was honored with the title of Elder Emeritus. He belonged to the Keenagers Group and for many years he was responsible for organizing and directing tours that took the group all over the U.S. He was recognized and honored by his community by being chosen Rotarian of the Year in 1992 and Corinth’s Citizen of the Year in 2002.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Don Elliott and the Rev. Prentiss “Bud” Gordon officiating. Burial will follow in the Saltillo Cemetery. McPeters Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by two sons, Bill Milam (Leslie) of Columbus and Bob Milam (Rita) Of Greenwood; three daughters, Ann Milam of Colorado, Joy Walker of Cordova, Tenn., and Kay Aguillon (Mike) of California; 17 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by Madge Beard Milam, the mother of his children; a brother, Eugene Milam; and two sisters, Troy McCombs and Lelia LaGarde.
Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to service time Wednesday in the church Fellowship Hall.
Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church Boy Scouting Program , 919 E Shiloh Road Corinth, MS 38834.
Condolences may be made at mcpetersfuneraldirectors.com.
Annie Galyean
CORINTH – Annie Ruth Galyean, 79, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, at her home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Corinthian Funeral Home. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park. Corinthian Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will continue from 1 p.m. to service time today.
Clara Malone
MYRTLE – Clara M. Malone, 96, died Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service in New Albany.
Ina P. McMillan
WALNUT – Ina P. McMillan died Monday, Dec. 13, 2010. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ripley Funeral Home.
Verlie Shewbart
VINA, Ala. – Verlie Shewbart, 87, died Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, at Generations of Red Bay.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala. Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery in Vina, Ala. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay, Ala., is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home in Red Bay, Ala.
Gerstil Ledbetter
RED BAY, Ala. – Gerstil Ledbetter, 93, died Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, at Generations of Red Bay. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay.
Steven Kennedy
HATLEY – Steven Dale Kennedy, 50, died on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Born in Amory on Oct. 9, 1960, he was a son of Clara L. Kennedy and the late Jimmy Dale Kennedy. Kind-hearted and outgoing, he never met a stranger. He was a graduate of Hatley High School, Class of 1980. He had retired as a truck driver after 17 years with Birmingham Hide and Tallow. He was a member of Bigbee Baptist Church. Mr. Kennedy enjoyed gardening, working on various projects, listening to music by Alan Jackson and woodworking. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory with Bro. Tommy Whaley officiating. Burial will follow in New Hope Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanette Kennedy of Hatley; his mother, Clara Kennedy of Amory; daughter, Leslie Williams of Tupelo; son, Micheal Kennedy of Saltillo; stepsons, Adam and Nicholas Willhite of Amory; sister, Felicia (Tony) Dill of Hatley; brothers, Jeff (Dena) Kennedy and Brad (Dellynn) Kennedy, all of Hatley; grandchildren, Destiny Young, Jeremiah Williams and Tony Williams Jr.; and special nieces and nephew, GraceAnne, Taylor and JonBradley Kennedy, and Anna Kate and Cooper Crenshaw.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Romie and Dovie Kennedy, and Grace Newport and Leon Laxton.
Pallbearers will be Ricky and Greg Hood, Gary Bailey, Lance Beam, Chris Crenshaw and Eric Dill.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Ila Anglin
BRUCE – Ila Glenn Anglin, 100, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, at Cedars Health Care Center in Tupelo. She was born Oct. 11, 1910, in Sarepta. She was a homemaker and a member of Bruce United Methodist Church.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with the Rev. Rex Wilburn officiating. Burial will be in the Bruce Cemetery.
Survivors include one stepson, Tommy Anglin of Starkville; eight stepgrandchildren, Phyllis Stewart of Bruce, Pat Swink of Wetumpka, Ala., Kay Frost of West Point, Jim Anglin of Bruce, Jan Heath of Loveland, Ohio, Pam Anglin of Fayette, Idaho, Leighann Tribble of Scooba and Melanie Thomas of Gloucester, Va.; two nieces, Martha Glenn Reese (J.R.) of Collierville, Tenn., and Gloria Magness (James) of Huntsville, Ala.; two great-nephews and one great-niece.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Eldridge Anglin; her parents, George Hollis Glenn and Ila Janie Dickson Glenn; two brothers, Hubert Glenn and Walter Glenn; one sister, Erma Glenn; and a stepson, Jimmy Anglin.
Pallbearers will be Jim Anglin, Joe Carnaggio, Herbert Dickson, Yancy Magness, Jay Reese, Benny Stewart and Chad Stewart.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time today.
Memorials may be made to Bruce United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 429, Bruce, MS 38915.
The online guest register may be signed at ParkerMemorialFuneralHomes.com.
Robert Williams
ASHLAND SPRINGS – Robert Williams, 55, died Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, at Methodist University Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs.
Skyler Gutierrez
BYHALIA – Skyler Raul Gutierrez, 9, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, at his home.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Serenity Funeral Home Chapel in Holly Springs. Burial will be in Barton Memorial Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Polly Bobitt
OXFORD – Pauline “Polly” Harris Bobitt, 87, died on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, at Graceland Nursing Home in Oxford. Born in Alabama on Sept. 25, 1923, she was a daughter of John and Lula Belle Simmons Harris. A focused, determined and fun-loving lady, Mrs. Bobitt was a homemaker. Having lived in Oxford since 1986, she was a member of First Baptist Church, Oxford. As a pastor’s wife, she was always very active in various church activities. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy. She enjoyed needlework, working in the yard, and loved her Pomeranians and cat.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory with Bro. Jack Maroon officiating. Burial will follow in Haughton Memorial Park.
She is survived by a daughter, Beverly (Thomas) Randle of Oxford; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; her special friend and caregiver, Edra Kennedy.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bro. Detroy Bobitt; son, Douglas Bobitt; grandson, Robert Troy Randle; and seven brothers.
Pallbearers will be Wayne and Wade Weatherbee, W.H. Gregory, Earl Wayne Cowley, Tommy Ford and Jerry Frederick.
Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. until the service hour at the funeral home on Wednesday.
Memorials may be given to Smithville Baptist Church, P.O. Box 52, Smithville, MS 38870.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Cora Liggins
ABBEVILLE – Cora Liggins, 67, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at her cousin’s home in Abbeville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home in Pontotoc.
W.C. Hill
OXFORD – W.C. Hill, 71, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
Morris Pickens
OKOLONA – Morris Pickens died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial Funeral Home of Okolona.