Obituaries December 28, 2011

By NEMS Daily Journal

Mary Adams
MABEN – Mary Adams, 85, died Monday, Dec. 26, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Eupora.
Services will be at noon Thursday at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora. Burial will be in the Antioch Cemetery in Choctaw County. Oliver Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Thursday at the funeral home.
Lester Givens
HICKORY FLAT – Lester Givens, 75, died Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, at his home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Serenity Funeral Home Chapel in Holly Springs. Serenity Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Linda Hood
OKOLONA – Linda Ann Walls Hood, 64, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after an extended illness. She was born in Chickasaw County on July 27, 1947, to James Jefferson Walls and Mary Etta Jayco Walls. She lived most of her life there and spent her working life in area furniture manufacturing plants with her last employment at Bauhaus before becoming disabled. She was a member of the Church of Christ and attended both the Skyline and Gatlin Street Churches. Her family, especially her grandchildren, and her church were the primary focus of her life.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Okolona Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Minister Troy McNutt officiating. Burial will follow in Andrew’s Chapel Cemetery, south of Mooreville. Holland Funeral Directors, Okolona Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her son, James Hood (Kerry) of Saltillo; her daughter, Melissa Box (Anthony) of Mantachie; eight grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; four brothers, Robert Walls (Linda), Ernest Walls (Dorothy) and Delane Walls (Judy), all of Okolona, and Ladell Walls (Debbie) of Nettleton; four sisters, Ruby Hood and Margaret Fowler, both of Okolona, Sue Staten of Brewer and Julia Whitehead (Steve) of Shannon; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Diane Hood; a great-granddaughter, Carleigh Clack; and two brothers-in-law, Roger Fowler and Silas Staten.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Cockrell, Cody Hood, David Ethridge, Michael Fowler, Jeff Hood and Cody Box.
Visitation will continue from noon to service time today at the Okolona Chapel.
Memorials may be made to the Skyline Church of Christ, 2865 Hwy. 178, Tupelo, MS 38804; or the Gatlin Street Church of Christ, 313 North Gatlin, Okolona, MS 38860.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.
Patricia Walden
ABERDEEN – Patricia Opal Edgeworth Walden, 67, died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, at Pioneer Community Hospital in Aberdeen. She was born April 24, 1944, to Nathaniel Edgeworth Jr. and Opal Robertson Edgeworth in Aberdeen. She was a lifelong resident of Aberdeen, where she was well known for cake decorating and catering. She graduated from Aberdeen High School and attended Draughn’s Business College. She was a member of River Bend Baptist Church. She retired as a clerical bookkeeper.
A graveside service was held Tuesday, Dec. 27, at Oddfellows Rest Cemetery with Dr. Roy McHenry officiating. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Kimberly Walters and husband, Claude, of Greenwood Springs, and Tiffany Dean and husband, Derrick, of Aberdeen; two sisters, Ann Tackett of Aberdeen and Judy Rash of Galt, Mo.; four grandchildren, Collin Walters, Caleb Walters, Madeline Dean and McKinley Dean; two nieces, LeeAnn Thompson and Katy Tackett; one nephew, Pierce Rash; and her caregivers, including Jill Rogers and Lisa Smith.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Pallbearers were Bill Tackett, Claude Walters, Collin Walters, Derrick Dean, Caleb Walters and Fernando Davis.
Sign the register and send condolences online at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
Reba Bennett
ETTA – Sarah Reba Bennett, 87, died Monday, Dec. 26, 2011, at Graceland Care Center of New Albany. She was born Sept. 1, 1924, in Pontotoc County to Elmo and Velma Foreman Matkins. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and a retired Futorian employee. Mrs. Bennett was a member of Peace Makers Quilt Club.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Glenfield Funeral Home in New Albany with Bro. Harvey Reeves and Bro. Charlie Cooper officiating. Burial will be in Glenfield Memorial Park. Glenfield Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Doris Wray (Brooks) and Glenda Holden (Jim); a son, James Bennett; seven grandchildren, Wanda Chunn (Glenn), Donna Watford (Joe), Ronald Holden, Kathy Lumpkin ( Michael), Sarah Roaton (Chris), Summer Bennett and Brandy Holden; 16 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Dwight Matkins Jr.; and two sisters, Agnes Register and Marjorie Matkins.
Pallbearers will be Brooks Wray, Hardy Wray, Randy Wray, Pete Wray, James Wray and Jackie Wray.
Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. today.
Reed Attaway
TUPELO – Herbert Reed Attaway, 83, died Monday, Dec. 26, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. He was born May 31, 1928, in the Liberty community of Itawamba County to Claude Lee and Rebecca Sloan Attaway. He worked 18 years for Pennsylvania Tire and retired from JESCO Inc. He enjoyed working in his shop and in his yard and garden. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Sammy Lansdell officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Peggy Marion (Bob) of Saltillo; one son, Randy Attaway of Saltillo; the mother of his children, Nell Wise of Memphis; two stepchildren, Janice Whitten (Rob) of Tupelo and Tim Tucker of Ohio; two grandchildren, Misty Attaway and Dakota Attaway; special friend, Christine Childers and her children and grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Maxine Sheffield Attaway; a son, Jimmy Attaway; and a brother, Ruble Attaway.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
John Carouthers
OKOLONA – John Carouthers died Monday, Dec. 26, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial of Okolona.
Wayne Hinds
MANTACHIE – James Wayne Hinds, 75, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at his home in the Ratliff community, where he was a lifelong resident. He was born Jan. 17, 1936, to S.M. and Lucille Hinds. An avid outdoors man, he loved to hunt, fish and spend time with his family, especially his great grandson, John Taylor. He was of the Baptist faith.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn with Bro. Ray Guin and Bro. Curtis Shelton officiating. Burial will be Oak Grove Cemetery. Waters Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Lamois Hogue Hinds; one son, James Hinds (Janet Baxter Hinds); one granddaughter, Amanda Hinds (John Boy McFerrin); one great-grandson, John Taylor McFerrin; two sisters-in-law, Elise Hinds and Hazel Hinds; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Gladys Hinds, Shirley Hinds, Katherine Ferguson and Nell Curtis; and four brothers, W.C. Hinds, Charles Hinds, Gene Hinds and George Alton Hinds.
Pallbearers will be Mitchell Hood, John Marvin Smith, Bud Duvall, Billy Lindsey, Michael Pearce and Tim Curtis.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to North Mississippi Medical Center Hospice.
Ida Maysak
FULTON – Ida Maysak, 93, died Friday, Dec. 23, 2011. She was born on Jan. 10, 1918, in Chicago to Frank and Anna Gustus Rimkus. She was a supervisor for Abbott Laboratories. She loved being with her family and fellowshipping with Jesus.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at East Fulton Baptist Church with Bro. Gary Smith officiating. Senter Funeral Home of Fulton is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 75 years, Frank Maysak of Fulton; two sons, Frank Maysak (Joan) and Tim Maysak (Annette), both of Fulton; two daughters, Diane Moore (Don) of Rockwell, Texas, and JoAnne Covington of Sulpher Springs, Texas; eight grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters, one brother and one great-grandchild.
Online condolences can be made at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com.
Vernon Creekmore
LEXINGTON, Tenn. – Vernon Castel Creekmore, 92, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at Lexington Manor in Lexington, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay, Ala.
Hurschel Nelson
AMORY – Nurschel Lee Nelson, 65, died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, at his home in Amory. He was born Dec. 10, 1946, to Laurine Hazzle and the late Hermon Nelson. He confessed his hope in Christ at an early age and jointed St. Paul Baptist Church. He was a 1966 graduate of West Amory School. He worked for Mueller Brass for many years. He married Bertha Nelson in 1967. They had two daughters and one son.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Rose of Sharon Church of God and Christ with Pastor Jesse Hutton and Pastor Melvin Morgan officiating. Burial will be in United Memorial Cemetery in Amory. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his mother, Laurine Hazzle of Grand Rapids,Mich.; two daughters, Terri Nelson and Sherry Nelson Patrick (Kevin) of Amory; three sisters, Linda Scott( Jack) of Grand Rapids, Pearl Beeks of Amory and Mary Morris of Atlanta, Ga.; four brothers, Billy Ray Carter of Amory, Lee Hazzle of Kalamazoo, Mich., Don Morris of Atlanta and Roy Hazzle of Aberdeen; four grandchildren, Chris Nelson, Jeremiah Nelson, Mackenzie Patrick and Brayden Patrick, all of Amory; two great-grandchildren; three nieces and two nephews; a special cousin, Anna Wallace; two special friends, Linda Standifer and Clyde Whitfield.
He was preceded in death by his father, Hermon Helson; his son, Anthony Nelson; and his grandson, Willie McMillan.
Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
To sign the online guestbook, visit www.bellememorialfuneralhome.com.
Wade Robbins
WALNUT – Jesse Wade Robbins, 63, died Monday, Dec. 26, 2011, at Magnolia Regional Medical Center in Corinth. He was born June 21, 1948, to Virginia Quinn Robbins and the late Dedric Robbins. He was a dedicated member of Brownfield Baptist Church, where he was a deacon for 35 years and Sunday School teacher. He previously worked at Ashley Industries in Ripley. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He cherished his grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Roy Forshea and Bro. Paul Adams officiating. Burial will be in Criswell Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Nell Camburn Robbins of Walnut; his mother, Virginia Robbins of Ripley; two sons, David Robbins (Janet) of Medina, Tenn., and Kevin Robbins of Walnut; three grandchildren, Dylan and Bryson Robbins, both of Medina, Tenn., and Preslee Robbins of Walnut; one sister, Bernice Crumpton of Ripley; and one brother, Wayne Robbins of Ripley.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Pallbearers will be Phillip Camburn, Jerry Camburn, Grady Camburn, Randy Ragan, Chris Ragan and Bobby Camburn. Honorary pallbearers will be Dylan, Bryson and Preslee Robbins.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home.
To view obituaries online and sign the guestbook, go to www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.
Florene Starks
RIPLEY – Florene Starks, 89, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at the Tippah County Nursing Home in Ripley. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Foster amp& Son Funeral Home of Ripley.
Senora Cousin Sr.
HOUSTON – Senora Cousin Sr. died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Dec. 23, 1933, to Jetherel and Alberta Howell Cousin in Buena Vista. He attended Macedonia School and graduate from M.I. High School in 1953. He attended Youngstown University in Ohio, Mississippi State University and the University of Mississippi and graduated from Itawamba Community College with a degree in air conditioning and refrigeration. He served in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1957 and also in the National Guard. He taught building trades at West Side High School and built houses. He later worked at a factory and retired from Style-Line in Verona. He was a member of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, Northeast Mississippi Ministers, Deacons and Wives Alliance, and the NAACP. He was a Mason.
A life celebration service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Houston with the Rev. John Cox officiating. Burial with military honors will be in the Cousin/Baskin Cemetery. Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary of Tupelo is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Annette Buchanan (Henry) and Olivia Clay (Terry) of Houston; two sons, Windell Cousin (Lisa) of Houlka and Senora Cousin Jr. (Mildred) of Tupelo; one sister, Mayteen Graham of St. Louis; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Olivia Harris Cousin; three brothers, Harmilee, William and Emerson; two sisters, Celestia Taylor and Erogie Lee Reid.
Viewing will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the J.W. Porter Chapel at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service time Thursday.
R.C. Bethany
CORINTH – Robert Clayton “R.C.” Bethany, 71, died Monday, Dec. 26, 2011, at his home. He was born Oct. 22, 1940, in the Egypt community. A former resident of Memphis, he retired from Memphis Light, Gas and Water after 25 years. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and his horses. He was a survivor and a fair man who fought the good fight.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Hight Funeral Home in Corinth. Bro. Scott Bridges will officiate, and Mr. Bethany’s daughter, Cheryl Maricle, will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Paula Jo Bethany of Corinth; two daughters, Robbie Bethany of Memphis and Cheryl Maricle (Anthony) of Glen; two sons, Troy Sherman (Anita) of Memphis and Michael Sherman (Lorna) of Middletown, Ohio; three brothers, James Bethany (Peggy) of Amory, Kelly Bethany (Polly) of Hamilton and Frank “Buddy” Bethany (Sharon) of Memphis; two sisters, Janis Holloway (Harold) of Hamilton and Debbie Shaw of West Point; a sister-in-law, Betty Bethany of Alexandria, La.; 12 grandchildren, including Ricky Fuller (Nikki) of New Site, and Brandi Fuller, Dylan Maricle and Paul Maricle, all of Glen; three stepgrandchildren, two great-grandchildren; special caregivers, Tamra and April; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Aubrey Jack and Ruth Inez Kelly Bethany; a brother, Daniel Jack Bethany; a daughter, Emily Marie Bethany; and a grandson, Joshua Allen.
Pallbearers will be Anthony Maricle, Dylan Maricle, Ricky Fuller, Paul Maricle, Jim Johnston and Scott Bridges.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, send donations to World War II veterans in care of Forever Young, P.O. Box 1381, Collierville, TN 38027.
James Thomas
VARDAMAN – James Albert Thomas, 79, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce.
Jacqueline Wright
TREMONT – Jacqueline “Jackie” Wright, 66, died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo after an extended illness. She was a retired over-the-road truck driver with her husband, David R. Wright.They drove together 48 states, Canada and New York. She loved going out west and collecting Southwestern memorabilia. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. She always loved meeting people and never met a stranger. She enjoyed traveling the United States with her husband and loved God’s beautiful land, but most of all, she loved talking about Jesus Christ and telling others about Him and His wonderful grace. She always had a smile on her face, and even while suffering with cancer, she would brighten your day with a smile.
Graveside services are at 11 a.m. today at Itawamba Memorial Garden with Bro. Eulon Pruitt officiating. Senter Funeral Home of Fulton is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, David R. Wright; three sons, Michael, Keith and Mark Wilburn; one stepson, Chris Wright (Leslie); three grandchildren, Leah, Savannah and Tye Wilburn; two stepgrandchildren, Lily and Max Wright; one brother, Danny Bourell (Onnie); and two sisters, Paula Burrell (Dody) and Bonnie Gholston (Tommy).
She was preceded in death by her parents, Leon and Marjorie Hoteling Bourell.
Online condolences can be made at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com.
Larry Evans
TUPELO – Larry Webster Evans, 65, died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo after an extended illness. Mr. Evans was born in Fort Worth, Texas, on Nov. 30, l946, to Douglas Evans and Julia Craft Evans. He lived in the Fort Worth/Garland/Dallas, Texas, area most all his life. An auto mechanic by trade, his last employment was with the Dallas County Schools as a school bus mechanic before his health failed. He loved all sports, especially football, and he was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan.
A life celebration service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Double Church near Raleigh in Smith County with Bro. Anthony Grayson officiating. Burial will be in the Craft family plot in the church cemetery. Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time on Friday.
Survivors include his daughter, Christina Raynell Harmon (Neal) of Lawrenceville, Ga.; his son, Douglas Oliver Evans of Lawrenceville, Ga.; his grandchildren, Jake Blues Harmon, Zakk Alexander Harmon and Cali Anne Evans; his sister and primary caregiver, Sharon Evans Works and husband, Wellman, of Tupelo; two nieces, Juli Ann Evans McCarthy and Daphne Sue Works; a nephew, Brandon Doyle Works.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother: Douglas Foster Evans Jr.
Pallbearers will be Neal Harmon, Jim Works, Brandon Works, Wellman Works, Whitman Craft and Doug Evans.
Memorials may be made to the Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38802.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.
Mayor Kerry Hill
RIPLEY – Mayor Kerry W. Hill, 75, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home of Ripley.
Viola Taylor
CORINTH – Viola S. Taylor, 91, died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Mt. Moriah United Methodist Church. Burial will be int he Concord Cemetery. Grayson Funeral Services of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time Thursday at the church.