Obituaries December 19, 2010

By NEMS Daily Journal

Magness Glover Jr.
HOLLY SPRINGS – Magness Glover Jr., 65, died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010, at Alliance Health Care System in Holly Springs.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hopewell # 2 MB Church in Hudsonville. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum amp& Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of arrangements.
The remains will lie in repose from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home; and the family will receive visitors from 6 to 7 p.m. The remains will lie in state from 1 to 1:55 p.m. Tuesday at the church.
Jeffrey Wilbanks
WALNUT – Jeffrey Dewayne Wilbanks, 48, died Dec. 18, 2010, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home of Ripley.
Linda Hearn
BLUE SPRINGS – Linda Hamblin Hearn, 62, died Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, at Graceland Care Center in New Albany. She was a member of Blue Springs Baptist Church. She was a retired Barclay factory employee. She enjoyed spending time with her granddaughter whom she loved dearly.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Blue Springs Baptist Church with Bro. Neil Davis officating. Burial will be in Wallerville Cemetery. Kesler Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of arrangements.
Suvivors include one son, David Parks (Angela) of Blue Springs; one granddaughter, Brittany Parks of Blue Springs; one sister, Kay Rollins (Ron) of Saltillo; a special nephew, Martin Thomas of Tupelo; her husband, Clark Hearn of Blue Springs, and his children, James and Dennis Allen Hearn, and Michelle Finke.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Francis and Evelyn Hamblin; one son, Gary Wayne Parks; and one nephew, John Grant.
Pallbearers will be Mike, Larry and Anthony Hamblin, Doug Tate, Jerry Bishop and Jimmy Gentry.
Roy Hill Sr.
HOUSTON- Roy Edward Hill Sr., 74, died Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born July 27, 1936, in Woodland to Clyde Hill and Erah Butler Hill. He graduated from Woodland High School. He was a Vietnam veteran and retired from U.S. Air Force after 20 years. He was also a truck driver for 30 years. He was a member and a deacon at Van Vleet Baptist Church in Van Vleet.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today with Bro. Waymon Betts and Bro. Randy Rineheart officiating. Burial will be at Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Houston. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Minnie Jo Beaty Hill of Houston; two sons, Eddie Hill (Karen) of Houston, and Steve Hill (Julia) of Ridgeland; one daughter, Kim Hill Parham of Pontotoc; one sister, Ann Buckingham Espey of Tupelo; six grandchildren, Keith Parham (Betty), Amy Parham Clouse (Vince), Crystal Hill Graves (Wesley), Carrie Hill Ray (Chad), Beaty Hill and Hayden Hill; six great-granchildren, Tristen Graves, Tori Graves, Maddox Clouse, Kimble Grace Clouse, Cailynn Ray and Bob Pennington.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Clyde Hill and Erah Butler Hill; one grandson, Micheal Keesser; and one brother, Billy Clyde Hill.
Pallbearers include Chad Ray, Vince Clouse, Wesley Graves, John Moore, Keith Parham and Joe Sellers.
Honorary pallbearers include William Earnest, Silas Wesley, Rad Clark, Buddy Hill and Bufford May.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel.
For online condolences, visit www.memorialfuneralhomehouston.com.
James Strawbridge
WREN – James Elmer Strawbridge, 83, died Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center. Born on May 21, 1927, in Lamar County, Ala., he was a son of E.K. and Vera Cox Strawbridge. A resident of Wren for 44 years, he married Carolyn Jane Allred, who died in 2003. He married Dorothy Jean Ray, who died in 2007. Mr. Strawbridge was a retired welder employed by ITT-Fabri-Valve in Amory where he received numerous awards. He was a Southern Baptist and enjoyed gardening, welding and tractors.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ricky Jones officiating. Burial will be in Morrison Cemetery. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his daughter, Krystal Alvarado (Eric) of Marion, Ark.; his step-daughters, Linda Sherer (Robert) of Mesa Ariz. and Sherry Paim (Frank) of Seven Springs N.C.; his son, Jimmy Strawbridge (Joy) of Ruston, La.; his stepson, Eddie Pipkin (Karen) of Amory; his brothers, Edward Strawbridge (Lona), Lealon Strawbridge (Eudene) and Ray Strawbridge (Robbie), all of Amory; his sister, Willadean Reeves of Sulligent Ala.; three grandchildren, Chris Strawbridge, Amanda Perdue and Heather Strawbridge; three great-grandchildren, Weston Strawbridge and Hunter and Bently Perdue.
In addition to his parents and both his wives, he was preceded in death by a brother, Fred Strawbridge; and sisters, Vaudine Strawbridge, Shirley Davis and Nell Haney.
Pallbearers will be Mitchell Laney, Ricky Reeves, Eddie Strawbridge, Chris Strawbridge, Eric Avarado, Jim Allred, Steve Strawbridge, Jullian Strawbridge, Andrew Allred, Wayne Cox, Monty Roberts and David Cox.
Visitation will continue today until the service hour.
Memorials may be given to American Cancer Society, c/o Beth May, P.O. Box 269, Amory, MS 38821 or to St. Jude, P.O. Box 1000 Dept 300, Memphis, TN 38148.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at picklefh@att.net.
Annie Hamby
WEST POINT – Annie Bell McDougal Hamby, 109, died Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, at Dugan Memorial Home in West Point. Mrs. Hamby was born March 31, 1901, to Ed and Hattie Bell Murphy McDougal.
Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at Cedar Bluff Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery with the Rev. Zane Parker officiating. Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her daughter, Mary Kent and husband, Charles of West Point; one sister, Evie Watson of West Point; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Lee Hamby; her parents; two sons, Glenn Hamby and Frank Hamby; and three sisters.
Pallbearers were Michael Hamby, Jesse Hamby, Preston Hamby, Robert Lee Hamby, Frankie Hamby and Athen Hamby.
Robert Thompson
OXFORD – Robert Gene amp”Blueamp” Thompson, 73, died Dec. 15, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Tallathachie Missionary Baptist Association Bldg. with the Rev. William Woods officiating. Burial will be in East St. Peter’s M.B. Church Cemetery in Abbeville. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Juanita Boland
PONTOTOC – Juanita Boland, 88, of Zion Community, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at Darlington Oaks in Verona after an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Baldwin-Nowell Funeral Home.
Phillip Earrey
VAN VLEET – Phillip “Neal” Earrey, died Friday, Dec. 17, 2010. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Memorial Funeral Home of Houston.
Whitey White
NEW ALBANY – Whitey “M.D.” White died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at Lifepoint Village in Southhaven. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service in New Albany.
Bro. G.D. Jones.
IUKA – Bro. G.D. Jones, 85, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
Randy Womack
MANTEE – Randall “Randy” Harmon Womack, 50, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, at his home. He was born Dec. 30, 1959, to Dan Womack and Glenda Harmon McClully in Chickasaw County. He was a member of Hohelinden Baptist Church in Mantee.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Carl Morris officiating. Burial will be in Mont Pleasant Cemetery in Mantee. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by one son, Randall Kevin Womack (Chessie) of Mantee; his parents, Glenda Harmon McClully of Houston and Dan Skelton Womack (Sylvia) of Mantee; one grandson, Clarke William Womack of Mantee; two brothers, Michael Kent Womack of New Orleans and Lee Skelton Womack of Mantee; and his grandmother, Alice Harmon of Houston.
Visitation will be from noon until service time Monday at the funeral home.
For online condolences, visit www.memorialfuneralhomehouston.com.
Hollis Sappington
NEW ALBANY – Mary Hollis Cornelius Sappington, 84, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Nov. 22, 1926, in Union County to Thomas Albert Cornelius and Wardie Wood Cornelius, and she was a 1945 graduate of Ingomar High School. She was co-owner of Sappington’s Clothing Store in New Albany from 1956 until she retired with her husband in 1987.
Ms. Hollis was instrumental in the building of Hillcrest Baptist Church, of which she was a charter member. She was a member of the original building committee and served on the decorating committee for the new addition in 2006. Her many areas of service at Hillcrest included membership in the adult choir and her faithful service in the newborn and preschool nursery for many years.
Services will be held at 11a.m. Monday at Hillcrest Baptist Church with Dr. Kermit McGregor and the Rev. Dean Timbes officiating. Burial will be in New Albany City Cemetery. United Funeral Service of New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Mary Alice Ivy and husband, Darrell of New Albany; one son, Tommy Sappington and wife, Martha Carolyn of New Albany; five grandchildren, Rob Ivy (Kerry) of Brentwood, Tenn, Alison Moore (Lance) of New Albany, Will Ivy of Nashville, Jenny Sappington of Memphis and Albert Sappington of Jackson; and five great-grandchildren, Maggie, Jake and Elizabeth Moore of New Albany and Kate and Cole Ivy of Brentwood, Tenn.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy H. Sappington; her parents; two sisters, Dorothy Huskison and Frances Graddy; and two brothers, Thomas Cornelius and Foster Cornelius.
Pallbearers will be Bill Cousar, Greg Harrison, John Hickey, Donald Mayo, Marshall Robbins, Steve Robbins, Ricky Settlemires and Mike Staten.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at Hillcrest Baptist Church from 10 a.m. until service time Monday.
Memorials may be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church Building Fund.
For online condolences, visit unitedfuneralservice.com.
Robert McNutt
TUPELO – Robert Norwood McNutt, 90, died Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. A Tupelo native and lifelong resident, he was born Dec. 1, 1920, to Henry Clay and Annie Lee Smith McNutt. A 1938 graduate of Tupelo High School, he then went on to Vanderbilt University where he received his bachelor’s degree. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy as a petty officer on a destroyer on the South Pacific. After the war, he attended law school at Ole Miss where he received his LLB degree and then earned his LLM from Harvard University. He practiced law as a partner with Mitchell, McNutt and Sams P.A., joining the firm in 1950 and retiring from full time practice in 1985. He remained of council until 2000. He enjoyed deep sea fishing and snorkeling in the Florida Keys, raising orchids and tropical fish. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Tupelo.
Memorial Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Anne Russell Bradley officiating. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his daughter, Anne McNutt Wilder (Hoot) of West Point and Tupelo; two grandchildren, Margaret Wilder of Starkville and Baxter Wilder (Ginger) of Nashville.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Margaret McNutt who died in 2003.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Monday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 412 West Main St. Tupelo, MS 38801; or to The Lighthouse Foundation, P.O. Box 2121, Corinth, MS 38834.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Helen Hankins
CARR VISTA – Helen Juanita Garner Hankins, 72, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a short illness. A Beech Springs native, she was born Feb. 11, 1938, to Wesley Earl and Emiline Wages Hutcheson. She was an oncology nurse for the North Mississippi Medical Center, where she received several honors such as Oncology Nurse of the Year and Staff Nurse of the Year. She was a member of the Mississippi Nursing Association for nearly 30 years, Al-non Serenity Tupelo and was a founding member, in 1990, of Camp Bluebird, Cancer Center North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a member of Verona United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Mr. Sammy Lansdell officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park. W.E. Pegues is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, William D.”Bud” Hankins of Carr Vista; one daughter, Emily A. Garner of Carr Vista; two sons, Eddie Garner of Carr Vista and James Emory Garner of Aberdeen; one sister, Evelyn Clark (Bobby) of Plantersville; two half brothers, Wesley Earl Hutcheson Jr. of Belmont and Randall Hutcheson of Yazoo City; a stepmother, Beatrice Hutcheson of Saltillo; and one grandchild, Christopher Lane Garner of West Point.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband of 49 years, Charles Garner; four brothers, Emory Earl Hutcheson, Frances Hutcheson, Leroy Hutcheson and James Hutcheson; and three sisters, Ruby Kathrine Lofton, Keron Gattis and Virginia Kennedy.
Visitation will be from 1:30 to 3 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Camp Bluebird, Cancer Center North Mississippi Medical Center, 990 South Madison Street Suite 1, Tupelo, MS 38801.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Roger Moore
GOLDEN – Roger Dale Moore, 62 died Dec. 17, 2010, at Magnolia Regional Medical Center in Corinth. He was born July 3, 1948, in Sheffield, Ala. to Houston and Dot Moore. He attended Golden Central Baptist Church. Roger graduated from Belmont High School in 1966 and was a 1970 graduate of Mississippi State University. He was an avid Bulldog fan. He was a 32nd degree Mason, a member of Bay Springs Masonic Lodge and a Shriner. Roger coached football at Belmont High School. He was employed by Sunshine Homes in mobile home sales before helping to establish Belmont Homes Inc. He also owned and operated several local businesses.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Golden Central Baptist Church with Bro. Mickey Trammel officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Judie Patterson Moore of Golden; two sons, Chris Moore (Stephanie) of Golden and David Moore (Kim) of Belmont; five grandchildren, Ana Lise Moore, Ceely Dayle Moore, Ameslee Moore, Houston Ramsey Moore and Austin Wilson; two brothers, Phil Moore (Sara) of Ridgeland and Joey Moore (Sherry) of Belmont; his mother-in-law, Beauton Patterson of Belmont; his sister-in-law, Janie Brown (Ronnie) of Golden; and four nieces, Lauren Moore of Atlanta, Tess Moore of Belmont, Kassi Rushing (Mark) of Madison and Julianna Brown of Los Angeles.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his father-in-law, Lelon Patterson.
Pallbearers will be John B. Moore, Boyd Lee Tidwell, Jim Berryhill, Larry Witt, Larry Bolton and Greg Collier.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Golden Central Baptist Church and until service time Monday.
The family requests that memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or to Golden Central Baptist Church.
Thomas Metcalfe
TUPELO – Thomas Metcalf died Dec. 14, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born April 16, 1943, to Willie B. and Sally Metcalfe. He was a devoted husband, father and loving grandfather, “Papaw.” His profession was heating and air conditioning, but he was skilled in many, many other things. Working hard and staying busy defined him. He was presently employed with Cooper Realtors. He served in the military from 1967-1970. He married Carol Jean Mabry, “Kakie,” his beautiful wife for over 40 years, June 27, 1970; they had two children.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at N.L. Jones Chapel with Bro. Jerry Morris officiating. Burial will be in Red Hill Cemetery. N.L. Jones amp& Son Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Kakie; his daughter, Angela Hollimon (Billy High) of Red Hill; his son, Thomas Dewayne Metcalfe (Charlotte Sellers) of Tupelo; four grandchildren, Kemphis, Shaquille, Gavin and Tyler; one great-grandchild, Aja; his mother, Sally Metcalfe of Cleveland, Ohio; three sisters; four brothers; three stepsisters; one stepbrother; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and some very special cousins; and his mother-in-law, Essie Morris.
He was preceded in death by his father, Willie B. Metcalfe; and two brothers, Willie Metcalfe Jr and Micheal Metcalfe.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service time.
To sign the online guestbook, visit nljonesandson.com.
Dr. Roger Smith
GREENVILLE, Ala. – Dr. Roger Harold Smith, 56, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at his home in Greenville. He was a Tupelo native and a son of Wilburn and Merle Rogers Smith. He was a graduate of Tupelo High School and Ole Miss. He had practiced family medicine in Alabama for the last 20 years.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors. A private Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park. Holland Funeral Directors-Tupelo Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2:30 p.m. until service time Wednesday only at the funeral home.
Condolences may be e-mailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.
Pam Tanner
TUPELO – Pam C. Tanner, 57, wife of Bryan Tanner and mother of Molly, Bo and Lindsey Tanner, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness.
A service celebrating her life will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Harrisburg Baptist Church in Tupelo. Holland Funeral Directors-Tupelo Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. A full obituary will follow on Monday.
Condolences may be e-mailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.