Obituaries December 2, 2011

By NEMS Daily Journal

Scott Henderson
TUPELO – Scott Henderson, 42, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at his residence. A native of Dayton, Ohio, he was born Dec. 15, 1968, to William and Brenda Lee Followell Henderson. He was raised in Tupelo, where he graduated from Tupelo High School and played soccer. He served in the U.S. Air Force, and he was a member of the American Legion Post 6 in Corinth. He worked several years as warehouse manager for Briggs Incorporated in Corinth.
Stateroom services will be at 4 p.m. today at W.E. Pegues with Rev. Warren Jones officiating. Burial will be in Tupelo Memorial Park.
Survivors include his mother, Brenda Henderson (Gary Briggs) of Corinth; his sisters, Emily Henderson and Rebecca Henderson, both of Idaho; his uncle, Larry Followell (Ann) of Jasper, Ala.; his aunts, Linda Taylor (Tom) of Houston, Texas, Judy Koger of Little Rock, Ark.; his grandmother, Wilma Followell of Tupelo; stepbrother, Eddie Briggs (Pam) of Corinth; two stepsisters, Rhonda Kirk (Keith) of Dallas, Texas, and Robin Ferguson (Joe) of Jackson, Tenn.
He was preceded in death by his father, William Henderson, and his grandfather, Aubrey Followell.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to service time today at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Norbie Livingston
NEW ALBANY – Norbie Martin Livingston, 81, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Aug. 4, 1930, in Lee County to Carothers Martin and Pauline Ewing Martin. She was a retired teacher assistant for the New Albany City Schools. She was a member of the Calvary Methodist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the United Funeral Service Chapel in New Albany with the Rev. Harvey Sewell officiating. Burial will be in the Tupelo Memorial Park. United Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, Harold K. Livingston; a daughter, Jane Livingston of Tupelo; a son, Mark Livingston (Felicia) of Madison; a sister, Mary Addison (Nelson) of Tupelo; and a grandson, Matthew Livingston of Madison.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Langley, Bill Bevill, Marvin Fitzgerald, Joe Pugh, John Crawford and Dr. Dan Callicut.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231; or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
For online condolences, visit unitedfuneralservice.com.
Harold Price
IUKA – Harold Price, 64, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka.
Louis Jones
HOLLY SPRINGS – Louis Jean Jones, 56, died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis.
Services will be at noon Saturday at Union Valley M.B. Church in Byhalia. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home, with the family hour from 6 to 7 p.m. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time Saturday.
Nathan Hughes
HOLLY SPRINGS – Nathan Hughes, 82, died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, at Methodist Hospital-South in Memphis.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Free Branch M.B. Church in Holly Springs. Burial will be in Cottrell Memorial Garden in Holly Springs. J.F. Brittenum and 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 12:30 to 1:25 p.m. Saturday.
Robby Mills Jr.
MANTACHIE – Robby D. Mills Jr., 57, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, at The North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. He was born in Baldwyn on July 7, 1954, to Robby and Hassaline Mills. He was a member of the Living Waters Community Church in Mooreville. He had a passion for being on the road, and as a truck driver, he traveled extensively. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing and NASCAR. His greatest enjoyment in life was spending time with his grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Living Waters Community Church with Rev. Horace Barnes and Rev. David Timms officiating. Burial will be in Stephens Cemetery. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Patsy Mills of Mantachie; one daughter, Kim Letson (Jeremy) of Belden; four sons, Randy Seger (Derinda) of Parchman, Ray Seger (Cindy) of Smithville, Roy Seger (Heather) of Mantachie and Ronald Seger (Carol) of Nettleton; 21 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one sister, Linda West of Mantachie; two brothers, Bobby Mills of Shannon and David Mills (Carolyn) of Peppertown; three aunts, Hazel Grammer of Shannon, Betty Donahue of Tupelo and Pauline Ryan of Unity; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Dian Grant; and his niece, Stephanie Kent.
Pallbearers will be William Kidd, Timothy Ellis, Corey Bishop, Allen Ellis, Chris Gant, Jason Kent, Jackie Kent and David amp”Bubbaamp” Mills Jr.
Honorary pallbearers will be Reggie Cox, Shawn James, Michael Wood, Austin Kidd, Nickey Gant and Neal Gant.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and will continue on Saturday from 10 a.m. until service time at the church.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
George Lanier Jr.
ABERDEEN – George Herbert Lanier Jr., 65, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, at his residence in Aberdeen. He was born March 28, 1946, to George Herbert Lanier and Gladys Moore Lanier in Aberdeen. He lived most of his life in Aberdeen. He graduated from Aberdeen High School and Itawamba Junior College. He was a member of Athens Baptist Church. He was retired.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today in the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Bro. Steve Ford and Bro. Robert Moore officiating. Burial will be in Howell Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his mother, Gladys Moore Lanier of Aberdeen; one brother, Gene Lanier and wife, Charlotte, of Columbus; a niece, Amy Perkins; a nephew, Stuart Lanier; and a great-nephew, Will Perkins.
He was preceded in death by his father and his grandparents, Jennie and Frank Moore, and George and Bessie Lanier.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.
Sign the register and leave condolences online at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
Elaine Hamblin
BIRMINGHAM RIDGE – Ruth Elaine Hamblin, 91, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Jan. 2, 1920, to Reginald and Willie Dee Rakestraw. She was a member of Birmingham Ridge Baptist Church and an avid Bible reader.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn with Dr. Reggie Bridges officiating. Burial will be in Jones Cemetery. Waters Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Yvonne Bridges (Gerald) of Birmingham Ridge; three grandsons, Jeff Bridges (Donna) and Teddy Bridges (Tiffany), all of Birmingham Ridge, and Reggie Bridges (Leslie) of Zachary, La.; one granddaughter, Deana Bridges Jackson (Brad) of Birmingham Ridge; eight great-grandchildren, Morgan and Mikayla Bridges of Birmingham Ridge, Abigail Elaine, Hayes, Rhett and Ainsley Bridges of Zachary, La., and Cooper and Turner Jackson of Birmingham Ridge; a son-in-law, Albert Haddon of Birmingham Ridge; two sisters, Willene Taylor of Tupelo and Billie Hammond of Colorado; two brothers, Bud Rakestraw (Annette) of Tupelo and Jerry Rakestraw (Lynn) of Nettleton; a sister-in-law, Hazel Rakestraw.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Haddon; her husband, Dewey Hamblin; three brothers, Theo, Tincie and Kermit Rakestraw; and her parents.
Pallbearers will be Paul Anglin, Sam Bridges, Mike Harkey, John Robbins and Roy Gene Timmons.
Honorary pallbearers will be Albert Haddon, Teddy Bridges, Jeff Bridges, Reggie Bridges and Brad Jackson.
Laverne Hester
AMORY – Laverne Riley Hester, 82, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Health Center in Amory.
A Celebration of Life service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Andrews United Methodist Church. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.
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.
Melvin Nails
FULTON – Melvin Joyce Nails, 57, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home in Amory.
Virginia Crump
TUPELO – Virginia Louise Cunningham Crump died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Dec. 2, 1937, to John and Dollie Cunningham in Saltillo. She was a member of Rising Star M.B. Church. After graduating from high school in Baldwyn, she graduated from the University of Mississippi with a bachelor of science degree in education. She worked for the Tupelo Public School District, the Iuka School District and the Guntown School District. After retiring, she worked at the First United Methodist Church in Tupelo for more than 20 years before retiring again. She enjoyed cooking, church and spending time with family and friends.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Rising Star M.B. Church with the Rev. Ronnie Patterson officiating. Burial will be in Porter’s Memorial Cemetery. N.L. Jones and Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three sons, Terry (Donna) Berry of Verona, Mike (Tracie) Berry of Verona and Anthony (Renee) Berry of Pontotoc; one daughter, Kimberly Crump of Tupelo; one sister, Mary Helen Ruff of Atlanta, Ga.; one brother, Tommy (Nancy) Cunningham of Saltillo; one sister-in-law, Ruth Cunningham of Tupelo; special friends, Keith Adams, Costa Hill and Elizabeth Fuller; eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and five brothers, Charles Ray, Richard, Bobby, Jimmy and Billy Cunningham.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the Eck amp& Georgia Shumpert Memorial Chapel at the funeral home, with the family hour from 6 to 7 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time Saturday.
To sign the guestbook visit nljonesandson.com.
Adam Sullivan
PONTOTOC – Adam Ross Sullivan, 27, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, in an automobile accident in Pontotoc. He was a member of Cairo Baptist Church and a 2003 graduate of North Pontotoc High School. He was a licensed real estate agent with Five Star Realty in New Albany and an employee of the Walmart Distribution Center in New Albany. He was a member of the North Mississippi Board of Realtors, the Mississippi Association of Realtors, the National Board of Realtors and Ducks Unlimited,, He was selected as the Pontotoc County Volunteer of the Year for the Boys and Girls. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and an MSU fan.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with Rev. Jimmy Russell and Rev. Tom Sumrall officiating. Burial will follow in the Cairo Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his father, Larry Sullivan and Patsy of Cherry Creek; his mother, Vickie Lyn Sullivan of Liberty; a brother, Joshua T. Sullivan and Peggy of Cotton Plant; a stepsister, Pam Stephens of Ecru; his grandmothers, Billie Rush of Liberty and Hilda Sullivan of Evergreen; a nephew, Tristan Sullivan, and a niece, Gracie Sullivan; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, J.T. Rush and Travis Sullivan.
Pallbearers will be Ben Hall, Zack Sims, Jeremy McCraw, Whitney Taylor, Steven Huffstatler and Cary Snyder.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be offered at www.browningpontotoc.com.
Tina Parrish
SLEDGE – Tina Marie Hamilton Parrish, 45, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford after a long illness. She was born June 25, 1966, in Sledge. She moved to the Pontotoc area in 1992. She was a licensed beautician and a CNA, and she owned a daycare center for several years. She accepted Christ as the age of 13 at Hollywood Baptist Church. She attended Horton Memorial Baptist Church. She will be greatly missed by her large family and friends.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Horton Memorial Baptist Church with Bro. Owen Hitchcock officiating. Burial will be in Turnpike Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Shane Parrish; her daughter, Angela McLaughlin (Greg); her son, Kyle Parrish; grandchildren, Maddy and Walker; her sister, Sherry Hattaway (Tommy); her parents, Brewer and Mildred Hamilton; and her grandmother, Ruth Cook.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Earl and Mable Hamilton, and Alba Cook.
Pallbearers will be Kenny Cook, Chad Parrish, Rodney Parrish, Teddy Willard, Brandon Thacker and Daniel Thacker.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time today at the church.
Memorial donations may be made to the Horton Memorial Baptist Church building fund.
Gennie Lou Brown
GOLDEN – Gennie Lou Brown, 66, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Altar Baptist Church in Golden. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery at Golden. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay, Ala., is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. today at the church and continue until service time Saturday.
Maxie Collins
PLANTERSVILLE – Maxie “Candyman” Collins died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at the Tupelo Nursing and Rehab Center. He was born on April 7, 1932, in Houston to Jim and Irene Porter Collins Smith He was a member of Houston Chapel CME Church in Houston, where he served as a trustee until his health failed. He was a former employee of Ceramic Tile and the Borden Ice Cream Company and a retired employee of Tupelo Fiber. He was devoted to his family, and many children in the community called him “Granddad.” He loved fishing, hunting, watching sports and “The Young and the Restless” and starting his day by reading the Bible.
His life celebration service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Jack Shelton, officiating. Burial will follow in the Center Hill Cemetery. Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
Survived by his wife of 33 years, Eddie Rene Collins of Plantersville; two sons, Shelby Lenell (Margo) Bolden of Plantersville and Gregory Gray (Sandra) Bolden of Tupelo; three daughters, Paulette (James) Partlow of Plantersville, Debra (J.T.) Thompson of Shannon and Purnie Spragin of Plantersville; a special niece, Millicent (Ricky) Davis of Tupelo; a special great-niece, Monica Payne of Houston; a special friend, Glen (Felis) Evans of Houston; several nephews, great-nephews, niece and great-niece, 17 grandchildren and 45 great-grandchildren.
He was preceeded in death by his parents; one son, Ronnie; one brother, Tracy B.; one sister, Jimmie Lee; and one grandchild, Larry Spragin Jr.
Pallbearers will be the grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be Sean Johnson, Brandon Johnson, Rodrick Johnson and Antonio Payne.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the J.W. Porter Chapel. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service time Saturday.
Online condolence can be made to the Collins family at www.grayson-porters.com.
Gary Brevard
NEW ALBANY – Gary Lynn Brevard, 58, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, at his residence. He was born July 7, 1953, in New Albany to Joe O. Brevard and Shirley Johnson Creighton Brevard. He served in the Mississippi National Guard. He was a retired transportation director for the New Albany City Schools and a Baptist. He enjoyed spending time with his family.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the United Funeral Service Chapel in New Albany with the Rev. Jimmy Wilbanks and Rev. Jerry Bishop officiating. Burial will be in the Ingomar Cemetery. United Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Vickey Brevard of New Albany; a daughter, Christy Brevard of New Albany; two sons, Slade Brevard (Christy) and Chad Glasson (Kristi), both of New Albany; and a sister, Sharon Jo Brevard Hogue (James) of Blue Springs.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Terry Glen Brevard; and his good friend, Coach Kenneth Quinn.
Pallbearers will be Hugh Tate, Michael Brown, Tommy Wilhite, Dick Sanders and Mike Childers. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Hester, Danny Jordan and Dwight amp”Peanutamp” Pickens.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson Foundation, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 800, McLean, VA 22102.
In honor of Mr. Brevard’s service to his country, United Funeral Service will fly the Mississippi National Guard flag during his visitation and his service.
For online condolences, visit unitedfuneralservice.com.
Larry Cook
PONTOTOC – Larry Dean Cook, 66, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, at his home in Pontotoc. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home in Ripley.
David Dancy
TUPELO – David Dancy died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, at the Quitman County Hospital. He was born March 11, 1957, in Lee County to Levert and Lorine Dancy. He was educated at the George Washington Carver High School. He was a janitor at Milam Middle School in Tupelo for many years before becoming disabled. A very outspoken person, he loved his family, especially his mother.
Services will be at noon Saturday at N.L. Jones and Son Funeral Directors Chapel in Tupelo with Pastor Mack Dancy officiating. Burial will be in Porter’s Memorial Cemetery.
Survivors include his son, Courtney Hunt; his mother, Lorine Dancy; four sisters, Lerine Brim (W.C.) of Belden, Annie Moore (Lorenzo), Velma Bowdry and Mary Hankins, all of Tupelo; one brother, Mack Dancy (Sheila) of Booneville; two aunts, Hattie Dancy of Shannon and Rosie Dancy of Chicago; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father; a sister, Shirley Bradley; and two brothers, Richard Dancy and Lee Dancy Jr.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the Eck amp& Georgia Shumpert Memorial Chapel at the funeral home. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service time Saturday.
To sign the online guestbook, visit nljonesandson.com.
Vivian Hanson
TUPELO – Vivian Marie Hamilton Hanson, 77, died suddenly Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born in Clinton, Okla., on Sept. 9, l934, to Charlie Hamilton and Virgie Snider Hamilton. She grew up in Oklahoma and graduated from Independence High School there. She married Ruben Hanson in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, on Jan. 6, 1952. They lived in several states and eventually lived in Florida for several years before moving to Tupelo in l969. Mrs. Hanson began her 40-year career with BancorpSouth in l969 with service most of those years in the marketing department. When she retired recently, she was director of the Lively Ones and was a longtime active participant and fixture in the Gum Tree Run. She was a member of the St. Luke United Methodist Church, where she was active in the senior adult Sunday school class. She was currently the Grand Lady of the Hamasa Nobles alongside her husband, Ruben, the Grand Potentate of the Hamasa Shrine Temple. She enjoyed square dancing and bowling in her younger days and was an avid crossword puzzle enthusiast and a master seamstress.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Rev Dr. Rick Brooks officiating. Private burial will follow in Tupelo Memorial Park. Visitation will be from noon to service time today at the Tupelo Chapel. Holland Funeral Directors is entrusted with all arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Ruben Hanson of Tupelo; her daughters, Donna Barnes and Debbie Underwood (Rick) of Tupelo; her son, Doug Hanson of Franklin, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Chad Barnes and Lindsey Beard, both of Tupelo, Jake Hanson of Tupelo, Rob Hanson of Oxford and Max Hanson of Franklin, Tenn.; one great-grandson, Alex Beard; numerous cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant sister.
Pallbearers will be Leon Cochran, Vance Perkins, Melvin Ford, Marvin McFadden, Carl Cockrell and Gary Walker. Honorary pallbearers will be the Senior Adult Sunday School Class at St. Luke.
Memorials may be made to the Food Pantry of St. Luke United Methodist Church, 1400 Clayton, Tupelo, MS 38804.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.
Bro. Randall Gentry
CORINTH – Bro. Randall Eugene Gentry, 56, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, at the Magnolia Regional Health Care in Corinth.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories in Corinth. Burial will be in Gentry Cemetery in Middleton, Tenn.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to service time Saturday.
Online condolences may be left at www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.
Verna Mae Hamilton
PONTOTOC – Verna Mae Hamilton, 84, of the Toxish community, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center of Pontotoc. She was born June 5, 1927, in Pontotoc to William and Clara Edington. She married Herman Hamilton on Aug. 5, 1946. She loved her husband, and she was a very caring mother, grandmother and friend. She was a Christian and a member of Toxish Baptist Church.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Edington Cemetery with Bro. Gene Hudson officiating. Baldwin-Nowell Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by one daughter, Jo Dean Conaway; two sons, Dennis Hamilton (Sue) and Ricky Hamilton; nine grandchildren, Craig Hamilton, Tracy Newell, Kim Collins, Lisa Reynolds, Jedd Hamilton, Anna Hamilton, Cassie Hamilton, Cindy Hamilton and Jennie Baker; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one brother, Thomas Earl Edington; three sisters, Sybleleen Stegall, Dee Reece Bramlett and Cassie Edington.
Pallbearers will be Craig Hamilton, Jedd Hamilton, Patrick Collins, Rodney Newell, Steve Bramlett and Mike Bailey.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Carrol Harmon
AMORY – Carrol “Dude” Harmon, 82, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Yianika Q. Edgeston
NEW ALBANY – Yianika Quanshae “Yoni” Hill Edgeston, 13, died Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at her home in New Albany. She was born Sept. 4, 1998, to Rickey and Crystal Edgeston in New Albany. She attended Ripley Elementary and Middle Schools, where she was an honor student. She attended Terry Street Church of Christ. She enjoyed writing and singing, and she was a fan of basketball and wrestling. She was a loving and caring person with a deep-rooted love for her family and friends.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Terry Street Church of Christ with Bro. Brandon Spight officiating. Burial will be in White Oak Cemetery in Ripley. Foster amp& Son Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her mother, Crystal Edgeston of Ripley; her grandparents, Regina Hardy of New Albany, Randy Pannell of New Albany, Dorothy Conner of Ripley, Rickey Edges (Josie) of Ripley; two brothers, Lukas Hill of New Albany and LeAndre Wilson of Blue Mountain; two sisters, Brittney Cook of New Albany and KaShunna Ross of Verona; one niece, LeAshia Williams; two aunts, Tawan Spight (Brandon) and Shantelle Edgeston; three uncles, Rashad Conner, Levar (Kasha) and Ethan Pannell.
She was preceded in death by her father, Rickey LeAndre Edgeston.
Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday with the family time from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time Sunday.
Jimmy Swindle
CORINTH – Jimmy Dale Swindle, 64, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories in Corinth. Burial will be in the Campground Methodist Church Cemetery at Walnut. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will continue from 11 a.m. to service time today at the funeral home.
To leave online condolences, visit www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.
Samuel Griffin
OKOLONA – Samuel Lamar Griffin, 60, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Union Grove United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Westbrooks Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at the church from noon to service time Saturday.
James Grubbs
MYRTLE – Samuel James Grubbs, 74, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, Tenn. He was born July 15, 1937, in Union County to James Lester Grubbs and Inez Grubbs. He was a retired employee of Stratford/Futorian/Mohasco. He was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Enterprise Baptist Church with the Rev. Tony Monk and Rev. Byron Tate officiating. Burial will be in the Enterprise Cemetery. United Funeral Service in New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Kelly Grubbs of Myrtle; two daughters, Lesia Richardson (Garry) of Etta and Gayle Tate (Jimmy) of West Union; a sister, Sue Easley (Clifford) of Glenfield; four grandchildren, Josh Richardson (KatyAnna), Blake Richardson, Rev. Byron Tate (Amanda) and James Ethan Tate; two stepgrandchildren, Angie Vanzant (T.J.) and April Jordan; and four step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be Harold Tanner, Bobby Messer, Mark Higgason, Kenneth Kent, Quince Stroud and Jeff Kelly.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
For online condolences, visit unitedfuneralservice.com.