Obituaries, Feb. 18, 1998

AUTHOR: JUDYC

Obituaries, Feb. 18, 1998

Lester Sanders

PONTOTOC Lester Elizabeth Sanders, 86, died Monday, Feb. 16, 1998, at the Pontotoc Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of Liberty Baptist Church. She enjoyed fishing, playing checkers and dominos, and gardening.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at Mortimer Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Bro. Charlie Gainey officiating. Burial will be in Jernigan Cemetery.

Survivors include her daughter, Louise Roberts of Pontotoc; one brother, Shed Watts of Pontotoc; one sister, Edna Campbell of Pontotoc; two granddaughters, Beverly Cox and Kim Palmer, both of Pontotoc; five great-grandsons, Brandon Cox, Matthew Cox, Shane Roberts, Cody Palmer and Joshua Palmer; several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Watts, Stevie Wilson, Michael Foreman, Afton Watts, Roger Palmer and Chris Cox.

Visitation will continue until service time.

Missy Ann Page

NEW ALBANY Missy Ann Page, 29, died Friday, Feb. 13, 1998, at her home. She was a member of the First Pentecostal Church of New Albany. She was a homemaker and enjoyed taking care of her children.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the First Pentecostal Church of New Albany with Bro. Charles Cooper and Bro. Floyd Moore officiating. Burial will be in Union Hill Cemetery. Mortimer Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors incude her husband, Jerry Page; two sons, Shane Page and Michael Page, both of the home; one daughter, Missy Page of the home; her father, Johnny Gann of Jackson; her mother, EmmaJean Roach of Byhalia; four stepsons, Terry Page, Chris Page and Jerry Travis Page, all of New Albany, and Jerry MC Page Jr. of Dayton, Ohio; one brother, Rickey Gann of New Albany; one sister, Vickey Gann of New Albany; her grandmother, Lena Gann of Pontotoc; her niece, Tyne Noel Gann of New Albany; her uncle, Ronnie Stephens of New Albany; several other aunts and uncles.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Charles and Lucille Stephens, and Lloyd Gann.

Pallbearers will be William E. Page, Rodney Page, Chris Page, Terry Page, Bobby Page and Richie Kligel Jr.

The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Rosie Hickonbottom

OXFORD Rosie Lee Hickonbottom, 61, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 1998, at her home in Oxford. She was a native of Lafayette County. She was a member of New Hope M.B. Church and a retired cook for Dixieland Bar-B-Q.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at New Hope M.B. Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Hodges Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Luke W. Hickonbottom of Oxford; three daughters, Mary King, Kathleen Webb and Barbara A. Hickonbottom, all of Oxford; two sons, Luke W. Hickonbottom Jr. and Ervin Brown, both of Oxford; one sister, Emma Sue Burt of Oxford; eight grandchildren.

Hilda U. Morgan

WATER VALLEY Hilda U. Morgan, 65, died Friday, Feb. 13, 1998, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. She was a native of Lafayette County. She was a member of Everdale M.B. Church in Water Valley and a retired teacher for the MAP Headstart.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at New Providence M.B. Church. Burial will be in New Providence Cemetery in Water Valley. Hodges Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include four daughters, Machelle Harris and Talisha Jones, both of Water Valley, Jacqueline Bibbs of Waterford and Gwendolyn Skipper of Davenport, Iowa; two sons, Michael Jones of Water Valley and Aundra Jones of Pope; two sisters, Glennie Pearson of Taylor and Fannie Bowens of Chicago; two brothers, Kenneth Carothers of Water Valley and Jimmy Carothers of Clarksdale; 18 grandchildren.

J.D. Alford

DANVERS, Ill. David “J.D.” Alford, 75, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 1998, at his home after a long illness. A native of Houston, he was the son of Claude and Ethel Shoemaker Alford. He was a retired painter and a member of the Painters and Allied Trades Local No. 209 in Bloomington, Ill. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Graveside services were Tuesday, Feb. 17, 1998, at Elzey Cemetery. Southern Funeral Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include Betty J. Nelson of Danvers, Ill.; a sister, Marie Sutherland of Birmingham, Ala.; several nieces and nephews.

Harry Nathan Murphy

BIRMINGHAM Harry Nathan Murphy, 84, died Monday, Feb. 16, 1998, at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Birmingham. He was born May 19, 1913, in Arkansas to Willie Hugh and Maggie Sullivan Murphy. He was a retired administrative vice president of Gulf Coast Community College in Panama City, Fla. He was a member and deacon of McElwain Baptist Church in Birmingham. He was a member and past president of the Birmingham Eastwood Rotary Club; a board member and past president of the Shepherd Center East; a member and past president of the Birmingham Rose Society; and a board member of AARP Chapter No. 3450. He was a veteran of World War II. He was a resident of Aberdeen from 1942 until 1952 and was associated with the Aberdeen Public Schools.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Aberdeen. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Ozelle Sanders Murphy of Birmingham; one daughter, Nancy Mauldin and her husband, Dr. Jack L. Mauldin of Birmingham; two sisters, Sallie Munson and her husband, Layton, of Sedgewick, Colo., and Helen Bales and her husband, Charles, of Norphlet, Ark.; two brothers, Hardin Murphy of Houston, Texas, and Joe Murphy and his wife, Rosie, of Norphlet, Ark.; two grandchildren, David Scott Mauldin of Panama City, Fla., and Steven C. Mauldin of Auburn, Ala.; two sisters-in-law, Bea Murphy of Norphlet, Ark., and Nell Sanders of Aberdeen; one brother-in-law, James T. Somers of Aberdeen.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the McElwain Baptist Church of the Shepherd Center East.

Fred McGaughy

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. Fred McGaughy died Monday, Feb. 16, 1998, at the Florida Medical Center in Hollywood, Fla. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Naylor Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

Shirley Jett

GUNTOWN Shirley Jett, 53, died Monday, Feb. 16, 1998, at her home in the Alpine community after a long illness. She was a graduate of UNA University with a master’s degree in education. She taught elementary school for 20 years in Moulton, Ala., Corinth and East Union. She was recently nominated as Teacher of the Year for the state of Mississippi. She was a member of Ellistown Baptist Church.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at Ellistown Baptist Church with Bro. Jimmy Russell, Bro. Mickey Trammel and Bro. Neal Davis officiating. Burial will be in Camp Creek Cemetery. Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Michael Jett; her mother, Myrtle Mae Owen of the Alpine community; her mother-in-law, Frances Jackson and her husband, Farrell, of Gainesville, Fla.; one sister, Frances Lester Morris and her husband, Frank, of Alpine; one brother, Mark Owen and his wife, Betty, of Alpine; one niece, Felesha “Nickee” Rowland and her husband, Robby, of Jericho; two great-nieces, Tuesdae and Page Rowland.

She was preceded in death by her father, Hobert Owen.

Pallbearers will be Danny Henderson, Chris Brazeal and Sid Priest.

Lucille Warren

SULLIGENT, Ala. Lucille Woods Warren, 85, died Monday, Feb. 16, 1998, in the Lamar Care Center in Vernon, Ala. A native of Lamar County, Ala., she was the daughter of the late Leonard Thompson and Elma Hankins Thompson. She was the widow of James Lee Woods and Ralph Warren. She was a resident of the Shiloh community and a member of Shiloh Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Norwood Funeral Home Chapel in Sulligent with Bro. James D. Dodson officiating. Burial will be in Fellowship Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Rebecca W. Cantrell of Sulligent; two sisters, Ruth Smith and Virginia Weeks, both of Sulligent; two grandsons, Alan and Mitch Cantrell; a great-grandchild, Gabe Cantrell.

She was preceded in death by a son, Edwin Woods.

Pallbearers will be Alan Cantrell, Mitch Cantrell, Paul Thompson, James Smith, Tol Hankins and Fred Thompson.

Gracy Lee Timmons

BRANDON Gracy Lee Timmons, 81, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 1998, at Rankin General Hospital. She was born Dec. 21, 1916, in Cleveland to Ed Mackey and Mary Belle Timmons. She was a resident of Bolivar County most of her life. She was a graduate of Cleveland High School and a member of the First United Methodist Church. She married Isaac Thomas Timmons on April 11, 1937; he preceded her in death.

Services were Sunday, Feb. 15, 1998, at Fletcher-Nowell Funeral Home in Cleveland with the Rev. Tom Pace officiating. Burial was in New Cleveland Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Jimmy Timmons of Brandon; one daughter, Theresa Coleman of Brandon; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Tom Timmons.

Joshua Jacobsen

DENNIS Joshua James Jacobsen, 5, died Monday, Feb. 16, 1998, at the Iuka Hospital as the result of injuries received in an automobile accident. He was born in Dallas, Texas.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Calvary Baptist Church in Belmont with the Rev. Ray Kirk officiating. Burial will be in Dennis Memory Gardens. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his mother, Deonna Jacobsen of Tishomingo; his father, Greg Jacobsen of Dennis; his grandparents, E.E. Jacobsen of Brookhaven, and Holley McNelley, Dan McNelley and John Hoerter, all of Dallas; his great-grandmother, Mildred Jacobsen of Brookhaven.

Pallbearers will be Sparky Bailey, Chris Faulkner, Ricky Stidham and Steven Webb.

Josie McKinney

BELMONT Josie McKinney, 77, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 1998, at the Daniel Nursing Home in Fulton. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont.

Rex Lee Guin

CALEDONIA Rex Lee Guin, 60, died Monday, Feb. 16, 1998, at the Hamilton Hospital in Hamilton, Ala. A lifelong resident of Monroe County, he was born Oct. 21, 1937. He was an employee of Detroit Distribution in Detroit, Ala., and a member of the Church of God.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen with the Rev. Sam Junkin officiating. Burial will be in Egger Cemetery.

Survivors include his mother, Viola Phillips Guin of Hamilton; two sisters, Ruby Pace of Hamilton and Ethel Marlowe of Reform, Ala.; one brother, Bill Guin of Caledonia.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ira Lee Guin; one sister, Liddie Garrett; and two brothers, James Guin and Gene Guin.

Marie Cappleman

NEW ALBANY Isom Marie Cappleman, 80, died Monday, Feb. 16, 1998, at the Graceland Care Center of New Albany. She was born Feb. 14, 1918. She was a homemaker and a member of the Moss Hill Baptist Church. She was the widow of Hoyt Ward Cappleman.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at United Funeral Service Chapel with Bro. Mark Jones officiating. Burial will be in Dumas Cemetery.

Survivors include four daughters, Eva Richardson and Anna Maxey, both of New Albany, Ruby Knotts of Somonauk, Ill., and Brenda Medlin of North Aurora, Ill.; two sons, James Cappleman of Alpine and Jimmy Cappleman of Shreveport, La.; one brother, Luther Chism of New Albany; 20 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Stepp.

Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. today.

Dorothy Hornkohl

JACKSON Dorothy J. Edgeworth Hornkohl, 66, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1998, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson. She was born in Shannon, but lived in Jackson most of her life. She was a graduate of Greenville High School. She was a member of Southside Assembly of God Church and an active participant in the women’s prison ministry.

Services were Friday, Feb. 13, 1998, at Lakewood Funeral Home Chapel in Jackson. Burial was in Lakewood Memorial Park.

Survivors include her husband, Leo Hornkohl of Jackson; one son, Roger Ivers of Florence; one stepson, Dan Hornkohl of Montevallo, Ala.; one daughter, Deborah G. Crawford of Florence; two stepdaughters, Laura Hinkle of Newnan, Ga., and Mary Seale of St. Elmo, Ala.; one brother, Sonny Edgeworth of Rogers, Ark.; two sisters, Nell Branning of Jackson and Grace Boykin of Gautier; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to the Southside Assembly of God in Jackson.

Lisa Marie Lindsey

MARIETTA Lisa Marie Lindsey, 19, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 1998, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. She was a resident of the Kirkville community and a member of the Kirkville Baptist Church. She was a graduate of Mantachie High School, where she was a cheerleader. She also attended Itawamba Community College.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Mantachie with Bro. Bill Adams and Bro. Len Sullivan officiating. Burial will be in the Kirkville Cemetery.

Survivors include her father and mother, Joe and Cheryl Lindsey of Kirkville; one brother, Joey Lindsey and his wife, Lisa Ann, of Baldwyn; her fiance and special friend, Chris Franks of Mantachie; her grandparents, Fred and Nell Buse of Guntown, and Toxie Lindsey of Kirkville.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Ed Cleveland and Relmon Lindsey.

Visitation will be from 7 a.m. to service time today at the funeral home.

Christine Mercer

AMORY Christine Brister Reeves Mercer, 84, died Monday, Feb. 16, 1998, at the Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pickle Funeral Home.

Mutt Monaghan

AMORY J.B. “Mutt” Monaghan, 78, died Monday, Feb. 16, 1998, in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pickle Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Jimmy Robbins

James T. “Jimmy” Robbins, 62, died Monday, Feb. 16, 1998, at the University of Alabama Medical Center in Birmingham after a brief illness. He was born June 15, 1935, in Tupelo to Charlie C. and Flora Baggett Robbins. He was a resident of Carr Vista for the past 20 years. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War. He was director of data processing at Super Sagless. He was a former member of the Civitans and DPMA. He was a member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, where he was involved in various church activities.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church with the Rev. R.C. Kreitenstein officiating. Burial will be in Springhill Cemetery. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Susan Robbins of Carr Vista; his children, John Robbins of Amory, Chad Robbins and Renee Robbins, both of Tupelo, Rhea McVay of Houlka, Linda and Susie, both of England, and Sam Williams of Tupelo; one sister, Frances Cantrell of Tupelo; eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Charlene Ross.

Visitation will begin after 4 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

PEGUES AD

Mrs. Sybil Little

Palmetto community

11 a.m. today

Jefferson Street Chapel

Palmetto Cemetery

Mr. William “Bill” Riggs

Fulton

2 p.m. today

Moulton Church of Christ

Moulton, Ala.

Oak Grove Cemetery

Near Moulton, Ala.

Mr. James T. “Jimmy” Robbins

Carr Vista

2 p.m. Thursday

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

Springhill Cemetery

Nannie Damons

CORINTH Nannie Damons died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 1998, at Madison County General Hospital in Selmer, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel.

Rufus Owens

CORINTH Rufus Owens, 97, died Monday, Feb. 16, 1998, at the Iuka Hospital. He was a retired farmer, a Baptist and a member of the Golden Star Masonic Lodge.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Pleasant Grove M.B. Church with the Rev. David High officiating. Burial will be in the Rienzi Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Frances Owens of Corinth; four sons, John Owens and the Rev. Robert L. Owens, both of Corinth, the Rev. George A. Owens of Jacksonville, Fla., and Rubin Owens of Champaign, Ill.; one daughter, Georgia Mae Keith of Corinth; two sisters, Marie Lesley and Fashion Harris, both of Rienzi; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church one hour before serivces.