Obituaries December 15, 2010

By NEMS Daily Journal

James C. Ledgewood
IUKA – James C. Ledgewood, 81, died Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, at Southern Magnolia Estates. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Mary Vivian Kozak
DOVER, Dela. – Mary Vivian Kozak, 74, died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010, at her home. She was born May 6, 1936, in Ripley to P.A. and W. Murry Moffitt. She was a 1954 graduate of Falkner High School. Soon after graduation, she moved to Washington D.C., where she worked for the FBI. She married Bernard Kozak on March 5, 1955. They moved to Dover, Dela., where Mrs. Kozak worked in clerical positions for several businesses. Her main focus, however, was being a homemaker and mother to her two children.
Services were Thursday, Dec. 2, at Trader Funeral Home.
Survivors include her husband, Bernard, of Dover; two daughters, Teresa Trader and husband, Ross, of Dover, and Regina Wood and husband, Ron, of Marydel, Dela.; four grandchildren, Ariel Trader-Knauff, Chelsea Trader, and Rebecca and Robert Wood; her brother, Edward Moff and his wife, Earnestine, of Dumas; her sister, Flora Neri and husband, Bruno, of Dover.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Grace Church (www.Gracedover.com) or CenterPoint Church (www.Findyourcenterpoint.com).
Clara Malone
MYRTLE – Clara M. Davis Malone, 96, died Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, at her home. She was born Nov. 30, 1914, in Saltillo to Jim and Claudie Lee Sappington Davis. She was a retired employee of Mohasco Mfg. and a member of Enterprise Baptist Church.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at United Funeral Service in New Albany. Burial will be in Enterprise Cemetery.
Survivors include three daughters, Jenny L. Hill, Clara Miller and Arlene (Ray) Porter, all of Enterprise community; 13 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and 22 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Austin Malone; a daughter, Frances Young; and a son, Hershel Malone.
Pallbearers will be Mike Canerdy, David Fortune, Roger Canerdy, Jody Porter, Greg Malone and Jeff Bogue. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Hill and all of Mrs. Malone’s great-grandsons.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.
James Pollard
POINT CLEAR, Ala. – James Edwin Pollard, 83, a native of Winona and a longtime resident of Point Clear, Ala., died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010. Mr. Pollard graduated as an honor student from Greenville High School in June 1945. He was a graduate of the University of Mississippi with a BBA degree, School of Banking of the South at LSU and the Trust School of Birmingham Southern. He was a member of various civic clubs, having served an official capacity in each. He was president of Mobile West Rotary Club, Ole Miss Alumni Club and Kappa Sigma Alumni Club. He was a former senior vice president of First National Bank of Mobile and retired as vice president and trust officer of AmSouth Bank. He was responsible for the expansion from the original seven branches to a total of 18 branches of First National Bank. He served as chairman of the Episcopal School, and Vestryman and Senior Warden of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. He was treasurer of the diocese of the Central Gulf Coast for five years.
A celebration of life memorial service will be at noon Friday at St. James Episcopal Church in Fairhope, Ala. The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. until service time. Wolfe-Bayview Funeral Homes and Crematory Inc. of Fairhope, Ala., is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Janella Wood Pollard of Point Clear; sons, Vernon Ridings Pollard of Point Clear, James Edwin Pollard II and his wife, Starke, of Fairhope, Ala.; grandchildren, James Edwin Pollard III and Oliver Starke Pollard; a brother, Robert Lewis Pollard and his wife, Mavis, of Clinton; a brother-in-law, Major General Samuel Ernest Fleming, Jr. of Tupelo; a niece, Marcia Fleming Hammett; two nephews, Dr. Samuel E. Fleming III and his wife, Mary, and Stephen M. Fleming and his wife, Janice; and great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Edwin Ridings Pollard; his mother, Nell Smith Pollard; and a sister, Marjorie Pollard Fleming.
The family suggests that memorials be made to St. James Episcopal Church, 860 N. Section St., Fairhope, AL 36532, www.stjamesfairhope.org; or the charity of the donor’s choice.
Visit the website at www.wolfefuneralhome.net.
Gerstil Ledbetter
RED BAY, Ala. – Gerstil Lee Ledbetter, 93, died on Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, at Generations of Red Bay. He was born Feb. 21, 1917, in Franklin County, Ala. He retired as a quality control inspector from Sunshine Homes. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Red Bay and a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II.
Services will be at noon Thursday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay with Bro. Larry Hill officiating. Burial will be in Red Bay City Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by three sons, Ronnie Ledbetter of Tuscumbia, Ala., Michael Ledbetter (Janet) of Highland, Ill., and Keith Ledbetter of Red Bay; three grandchildren, Tim Ledbetter, Janna Ledbetter (John) and Ash Ledbetter (Hillary); four great-grandchildren, Logan, Anna, Bethany and Clara.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Melton Ledbetter; his parents, Jake and Nora Hughes Ledbetter; three brothers, Dolphus Ledbetter, Joe “Dude” Ledbetter and Jake Ledbetter; and three sisters, Gertha Ledbetter, Gertrude York and Ivadean Wiggington.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at Deaton Funeral Home.
Charles Owens
BALDWYN – Charles Andrew “Droopy” Owens, 49, died Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, at his home. He was a taxidermist.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Grace Tabernacle Church with Bro. Braxton Rutland officiating. Burial will be in the Prentiss Memorial Gardens. Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his daughters, Kimberly Hamilton and James, and Alisha Owens, all of Baldwyn; five sisters, Brenda Hallmark, Alisa Burns and Diane West, all of Baldwyn, Joyce Owens of Tupelo and Jennifer Owens of Marietta; two brothers, Ed Owens and Wayne Owens, both of Baldwyn; four grandchildren, Katlin Owens, Madison Hamilton, Hayden Hamilton and Jacob Gagnard; and the mother of his children, Brenda Owens of Booneville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Owens and Teresa Ware; a son, Bobby Owens; and a brother, Bobby Owens.
Pallbearers will be Waynie Owens, James Hamilton, Ed Owens, Nathan Skelley, Joey Dugger and Brad Johnson.
Visitation will be from noon today to service time at the church.
Thomas Metcalfe
TUPELO – Thomas Metcalfe died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones & Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo.
Shelia Maynard
TUPELO – Shelia R. Maynard, 56, died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel.
Margaret Parker
NETTLETON – Margaret Anita “Bob” Parker, 62, died on Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Born in Amory on Nov. 21, 1948, she was a daughter of Edith Earl Bethune Allen and the late William Albert Allen. A wonderful, loving, caring and giving lady, she always put others first. She was of the Pentecostal faith. She was a retired seamstress from Reeds Manufacturing. Mrs. Parker enjoyed playing on the computer, listening to a variety of music and watching television. Spending time with her family was most important to her.
Service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory with Bro. Ben Raper officiating. A private family committal service will be held.
She is survived by her daughter, Samantha (Michael) Wages; sons, Larry Steve (Cindy) Parker, Richard Wayne Parker and Terry Lynn Parker, all of Nettleton; her mother, Edith Allen of Amory; sister, Virginia Sue Allen of Nettleton; grandchildren, Brandon Parker, Lakin Lewis, Richard Aaron Parker, Dillan Dewayne Parker, Ryan Dewayne Parker, Austin Alexander Wages, Parker Hayden Wages and Gavin Michael Wages; great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Jenna Lewis; a nephew, William Anthony McGarrh; and special friends, Jessie and Jeanette Tillery and family of Little Rock, Ark.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Junior Parker.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby and Paul Bean, Andy McGarrh, and Brandon, Aaron, Dillan and Ryan Parker.
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.
Clydie Hudson
CORINTH – Clydie Lucille Crabb Hudson, 91, died Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Burial will be in the County Line Baptist Church Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from noon to service time Thursday at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be made at www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.
Walter Chandler
NETTLETON – Walter Lee Chandler, 63, died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010, at his home as the result of a house fire. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary of Tupelo.
Mary Dunn
OKOLONA – Mary Dunn died Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial Funeral Home of Okolona.
Archer Lee Thomas
TUPELO – Archer Lee Thomas, 86, died Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, at his home. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a retired employee of Delta International. He attended Poplar M.B. Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the J.W. Porter Chapel at Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary. The Rev. Jeffery Daniel will officiate. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include one brother, James Paul (Louise) Thomas of Buchanan, Mo.; two sisters, Rebecca Taylor of Tupelo and Mary Mayhon of Mich City, Ind.; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Price William, John Witherspoon and Willie James Smith, all of Tupelo.
Friends will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the J.W. Porter Chapel.
Condolences may be left online at www.Grayson-Porters.com.
Ina P. McMillan
WALNUT – Ina Pearl Usry McMillan, 87, died Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, at Magnolia Regional Medical Center in Corinth. She was born June 22, 1923, to John Ernest Usry and Naomi Usry. Mrs. McMillan graduated from Clark College. Her first job was as a teacher at Good Hope School. She was a legal assistant and zone secretary for American Motors. After retirement, she served on the Board of Golden Seniors of Ripley and as their travel director and secretary. She was a member of Providence Primitive Baptist Church in Falkner.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Andrew Carter, Bro. Nathan Pitney and Bro. Brian Rainey officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill South Cemetery in Memphis.
She is survived by her daughter, Avis Carter (Dwight) of Walnut; two granddaughters, Vickie Culpepper of Newman, Ga., and Amy Harmon (Jeff) of Oxford; four grandsons, Scott Carter (Tunja) of Southaven, Andrew Carter (Rebekah) of Walnut, John Carter (Camille) of Corinth and Michael McMillan (Tara) of Fayetteville, N.C.; and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Johnson McMIllan; her parents; and one son, John Andrew McMillan.
Pallbearers will be Scott Carter, John Carter, Greg Fleming, Kevin Poe, Richard Carr and James Cannon.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Thursday at Ripley Funeral Home.
To view obituaries online and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.
Artis Jones Sr.
CALHOUN CITY – Artis Wayne Jones Sr., 63, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at Calhoun Health Services.
Services will be at noon today at Belle Memorial Funeral Home in Bruce. Burial will be in Cane Creek Cemetery in Reid. Belle Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon today at the funeral home.
To access the online guestbook, visit www.bellememorialfuneralhome.com.
Earnestine Morton
ABERDEEN – Earnestine Morton, 82, died Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, at Riley Hospital in Meridian.
Services will be at noon Friday at Mt. Union M.B. Church at Muldon. Burial will be in the Mt. Union Cemetery. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
To access the online guestbook, visit www.bellememorialfuneralhome.com.
Franchot Sanders
JAMESTOWN, N.Y. – Franchot “Charlie Boy” Sanders died Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, after a brief illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson’s Funeral Home of Corinth.