Obituaries Feb. 2, 2011

By NEMS Daily Journal

Kay T. Brown
PLANTERSVILLE – Kay T. Brown, 94, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at The North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. A native of Fulton, she was born May 1, 1916, to Davis E. and Carra Lee Burch Thorn. She worked for Kruger Industries until she retired. She loved reading, especially her Bible and the newspaper. She enjoyed working in her yard, especially her flower garden, and family get-togethers, and was devoted to her family. She was the widow of Fletcher Ellis, who died in 1935, and her second husband, John H. Brown, who died in 1956. She was a member of Oak Ridge Christian Church.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Rev. Dale Carr officiating. Burial will be in Andrews Chapel Cemetery.
Survivors include three children, Ann Witt (Charles) of Pontotoc, Herman (Bud) Brown of Plantersville and Sandra Gail Barton (Davis) of Pontotoc; two sisters, Sarah Patton of Tupelo and Toby Murphy of Belden; eight grandchildren, Janice Franks, Gene Johnson, Sharon Westmoreland, Laura McNutt, Michelle Johnson, Bill McNutt, Dallas Blankenship and Kathy Brown; 12 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first and second husbands; and two brothers, Yates Thorn and L.R. Thorn.
Pallbearers will be Dwayne Westmoreland, Dwayne Franks, Chad Blankenship, Kevin Herring, Jason Crump and William Heard.
Memorials may be made to The American Heart Association or Oak Ridge Christian Church.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Harlon Farr Sr.
VINA, Ala. – Harlon D. Farr Sr., 46, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at his residence.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay. Burial will be in Old Burleson Cemetery in Vina, Ala.
Visitation will be 5 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Thursday at the funeral home.
Dennis Kitchen
MORIARTY, N.M. – Dennis Kitchen, 55, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque, N.M., after a brief illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Lee Memorial Funeral Home of Verona.
Willie Kay Odom
AMORY – Willie Kay Odom, 91, died on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at Golden Living Center in Amory. Born on May 6, 1919, in Monroe County, she was a daughter of Jim Hall and Martha Best Gosa. A lifelong resident of Becker before moving to Amory in 1973, she attended Becker School. A seamstress, she worked for Seminole and Glenn Manufacturing. She was also a caregiver for her son, J.W. The matriarch of her family, Mrs. Odom believed in taking care of others in her stern yet lovingly and compassionate ways. She attended Antioch Baptist Church. She cherished the time spent with her grandchildren, and enjoyed traveling, gospel music, flower and vegetable gardening, and quilting.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2 p.m. today at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Bro. Robert E. Fowlkes officiating. Burial will follow in Greenbrier Cemetery.
Survivors include her daughters, Ruby (Ed) Wright and Joyce (Lloyd) Howell of Amory; her son, James (Linda) Odom of Amory; grandchildren, Susan (Jim) Concar, Darnell (Scott) Reeves, Shellie (Rickey) Moffett, Melissa (Connie) Cowley, Teresa Howell, Craig (Brandi) Howell, Tawanna Brown, Brandon (Jeny) Odom and Sonia Wright; 19 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Clarence, Hershel and Ira Green Gosa; her sons, Bobby Joe and J.W. Odom; and a grandson, Jamie Odom.
Pallbearers will be Rickey and Jake Moffett, Brandon Odom, Craig Howell, Connie Cowley, Brad Pinkerton and Bryce Cowley. Honorary pallbearers will be the nurses and aides at Golden Living Center.
Visitation will continue until the service hour today.
Memorials may be given to Greenbrier Cemetery, c/o Glo Herring, 505 7th St. S., Amory, MS 38821.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Leamon Jackson
BOONEVILLE – Leamon H. Jackson, 63, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth after a brief illness. He was born Aug. 17, 1947, in Florida to Tulon and Lena Grooms Jackson. He was a retired truck driver and a member of Fairview Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of Vietnam. He also drove a bus for the Prentiss County School System, where he fell in love with the kids who rode his bus. He enjoyed animals, especially horses, singing and playing his guitar, and telling stories with his friends. He especially loved his family and church family.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Fairview Baptist Church with Bro. Mark McCoy and Bro. Pete McCoy officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Loretta Young Jackson; one daughter, Shannon (Scott) Mills and her daughters, Alex and Indya, and grandson, Noah, all of Booneville; two sons, Tim (Adana) Jackson, his son, Jadon, all of El Paso, Texas, and Brandon (Jennifer) Jackson of Booneville; his mother, Lena Jackson of Booneville; two sisters, Trudy (Curtis) Featherston of Booneville, and Judy (Larry) Burcham of Tishomingo; three brothers, Andy (Tammy) Jackson and T.L. (Teresa) Jackson, both of Booneville, and Glen (Laura) Jackson of Memphis.
He was preceded in death by his father, Tulon L. Jackson.
Pallbearers will be George Darst, Riley Darst, Bill Shouse, Lanny Smith, Bill Fleming, Ed Stacey, David Russell and Bo Russell.
Visitation will be 5 to 9 p.m. today and from noon until service time Thursday at the church.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
Sgt. Joshua Sheffield
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. – Sgt. Joshua Sean Sheffield, 29, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at his parents’ home in Tupelo. A native of Tupelo, he was born March 14, 1981, to John Hoyt and Lisa Camille Stegall Sheffield. He was a 1999 graduate of Mooreville High School. On Jan. 14, 2004, he joined the United States Army. He became a Calvary Scout with the Army, subsequently serving an 18-month tour of duty in Iraq. He was still currently enlisted and stationed at Fort Campbell, Ky. He was an avid reader and loved to watch movies, especially science fiction. He loved his family and friends, and met God with a glad heart, knowing he was going home.
A Mass of Christian Burial with full military honors will be 11 a.m. today at St. James Catholic Church with Father Tom Lalor officiating. A eulogy will be given by his sister, Sara. Burial will be in St. Thomas Catholic Cemetery in Saltillo. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by one son, Seth Alexander Sheffield; his parents, John and Lisa Sheffield of Tupelo; one sister, Sara Sheffield; and his grandparents, Hoyt Sheffield and his wife, Bobbie, of Tupelo, Ann Gusmus Sheffield of Saltillo, and Edith Stegall of Palmetto.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Royce Stegall.
The Military Honor Guard will serve as pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers Andy Sheffield, Ted Sheffield, Gene Knight, Kenny King, Matt Cox and Ed Cox.
In lieu of flowers and gifts, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Memorial Hope Lodge, 2008 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN 37203.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Jacqueline Smith
MEMPHIS – Jacqueline Anne (Reeh) Smith, 68, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. Mrs. Smith was a licensed real estate agent in both Mississippi and Texas. She had recently retired from the Hampton Inn Corporation, where she served as Director of Marketing for many years. She was an alumna of the University of Mississippi, member of the Collierville Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Grand Krewe of Ennead in Memphis.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Kate Freeman Clark Art Gallery in Holly Springs. A memorial service and burial will be held at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church and Holy Cross Cemetery in her hometown of Blair, Neb., at a later date. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of local arrangements.
Survivors include her two sons, Kent E. Smith (Amanda) of Holly Springs and Stephen Smith (Sheila) of Brookhaven; and two grandsons, Jack Whaley Smith and Brennan Smith, both of Holly Springs.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905, or by visiting www.stjude.org/tribute.
To send an online condolence, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.
Bobby Willis
BIG CREEK – Bobby Willis, 59, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at his home. He was born July 3, 1951. He was a farmer and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a 32nd degree Mason, and a member of the Calhoun City Masonic Lodge and the Calhoun City Eastern Star.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Pryor Funeral Home Chapel. Burial with Masonic rites will be at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens in Calhoun City.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Yong Willis of Big Creek; one son, John E. Willis (Ann) of Calhoun City; one sister, Sandra Howell (Stanley() of Learned; two brothers, John C. Willis of Gulfport and Randal Willis (Nicole) of Prescott, Ark.; three grandchildren, Dustin Willis, Nathaniel Willis and William Willis; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, J.C. Willis and Christine Wooten Willis.
Visitation will be from noon to service time today at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at www.pryorfuneralhome.com.
Hazel Lewis
AMORY – Hazel Cox Lewis, 66, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. She was born Sept. 12, 1944, in Monroe County to James and Nita Worthey Cox. She was a lifelong resident of Monroe County and a member of the Wren Church of Christ. She was a retired store clerk and certified nursing assistant. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, knitting and reading.
A memorial service will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Chapel of Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton with Bro. Tommy Lawson officiating. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date.
Survivors include one daughter, Christie Hall (Jimmy) of Nettleton; one son, Mike Lewis (Jeanie) of Okolona; two sisters, Joyce Williams (Roland) and Melinda Walls (Sam), all of Nettleton; three granddaughters, Melanie Wise, Kayla Lewis and Megan Lewis; and one grandson, Aaron Wise.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Eunice McCuller; one brother, Rayburn Cox; and the father of her children, Gene Lewis.
Visitation will be one hour prior to servics on Thursday at the funeral home.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry online at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
Novia O. Pennington
AMORY – Novia O. Pennington, 86, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center. She was born Feb. 4, 1924, in Itawamba County to Richard H. and Sarah Addie Edwards Powell. She was a member of Fellowship Freewill Baptist Church in Antioch, Tenn. She was a seamstress and retired as a civilian from Columbus Air Force Base. She was an avid gardener.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Robert Moore officiating. Burial will be in East Fulton Cemetery.
Survivors include a special sister, Kathleen Peoples of Fulton; four daughters, Kathy West of Hamilton, Linda Vandiver (Doyle) of Smithville, Brenda Weathersby (Larry) of Caledonia and Karen Pipkin (Eddie) of Amory; two sons, Jerry and Tony Brown, both of Amory: 12 grandchildren, Scott Brown, Stacy Miles, Pam West Allen, Tammy Schramm, Randy West, Robbie Shackelford, Kaye Mansfield, Nathan Wright, Jordan Wright, Derek Pipkin, Ethan Pipkin and Kara Pipkin; 16 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Keith Pennington; her parents; three sisters, Reba Faye Powell, Ruby Huson and Donna Buna Malone; four brothers, Thomas Glenn, Ruvul, Roy, and Charles Powell; and a son-in-law, Jimmy West.
Pallbearers will be Robbie Shackelford, Randy West, Derek Pipkin, Ethan Pipkin, Nathan Wright and Jason Vandiver.
Visitation will be from noon to service time Thursday.
Bertha Kennedy
GOLDEN – Bertha Mae Kennedy, 79, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at the Courtyards Nursing Facility. She was born Jan. 9, 1922, in Tishomingo County to Sol and Roxie Hollins. She was a house keeper for Daniel Nursing Home for 22 years. She enjoyed gardening, quilting, and fishing.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Ray Stevens and Bro. Robbie Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Kennedy’s Chapel Cemetery near Tremont.
Survivors include four sons, Odell Edwards of Golden, Barto Edwards (Mary) of Collinsville, Ill., Robert Edwards (Earline) of Fulton and Travis Edwards (Teresa) of Haleyville, Ala.; one daughter, Barbara Jones (Johnathan) of Golden; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one son, Carroll Edwards Jr.; one daughter, Virginia Bridges; and three husbands, Carroll Edwards Sr., Clarence Lee Sweatman and Roland “Rufus” Kennedy; two sisters and five brothers; and her parents.
Pallbearers will be Tim Edwards, Greg Edwards, Tyler Edwards, Matthew Brown, Ken Johnson and James Newcomb.
Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Edwards, Wayne Edwards, Kevin Ozbirn and Brent Pounders.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Ashley Wooten
OKOLONA – Ashley Wooten, 39, died Tuesday, Feb. 1,2011, at the Sanctuary Hospice in Tupelo after an extended illness. He was a Methodist and worked for Polyfoam. He enjoyed flower gardening, cooking out and the outdoors. He also loved his pet, Sheba.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Sanctuary Hospice House with Jane Houser giving the eulogy. Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn in charge.
Survivors include his mother, Cheryl Davis of Okolona; his father, William R. Wooten Jr. (Glenda) of Pontotoc; a sister, Charlotte Wooten of Okolona; a brother, Charles Wooten of Okolona; a nephew, Brian Wooten; a niece, Courtney Wooten; a great-niece, Dallas Wooten; and a half sister, Jennifer Nicole Wooten.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Shelly Davis.
Nell Thompson
SPLUNGE – Ovenell “Nell” Sanderson Thompson, 88, died on Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center. Born on Sept. 1, 1922, in Marion County, Ala., she was a daughter of the late V.A. and Molly Young Sanderson. Mrs. Thompson attended Byrd Schools. She was a seamstress with Wilson Manufacturing. A lifelong resident of Splunge, she was known for her cooking and for having the best lemonade. She was an active member of Splunge Baptist Church. A one-of-a-kind and very giving lady, she was always helping other people. She enjoyed spending time with her family and her dogs, Prissy and Patsy, cooking and sewing, giving away canned goods, swinging on her porch, people watching, gospel music and watching Channel 39. She was a great rose gardener.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 a.m. today at E. E. Pickle Funeral Home with Bro. Lewis Coker officiating. Burial will follow in Lann Cemetery.
Survivors include her daughter, Kathy (Charles) Langley of Amory; her son, Ronnie Boozer of Greenwood Springs; granddaughters, Savannah Langley, Laura (Casey) Taylor and Ashley Langley; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Paul B. Ferguson, who died on D-Day, and Delmo V. Thompson; sisters, Vera Watson, Maude Ferguson, Bobbie Kerr, Eva Lou Watson and Zera Mann; and brothers, Hobson L. Sanderson Sr. and an infant brother.
Pallbearers will be Sid Thorn, Al Stevens, Jolly Faulkner, Charles Marshall, Roland Shotts and Jerry Watson. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Wardlaw, Doug and Ray Blaylock and Mark Davis.
Visitation will continue until the service hour today.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Hattie Scales
NEW ALBANY – Hattie Scales, 87, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, at Darlington Oaks Hospice in Verona. She was a member of St. Mary United Methodist Church, where she was a Sunday School teacher and prepared Communion.
Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Mary United Methodist Church with Pastor W.T. Mayfield officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Beasley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Shelby Vaughn (Denise) of New Albany and Celois Vaughn (Arthurine) of Meridian; one brother, Cliff Scales of Racine, Wis.; five sisters, Mattie Blakes, Samella Scales and Ada Scales, all of New Albany, and Mary Taylor and Lillie Scales of Racine, Wis.; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 12:59 p.m. Thursday at the church.
Mary Alice Moore
BOONEVILLE – Mary Alice “Lil Bit” Moore, 71, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at the Landmark Living Center in Booneville.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Oak Hill Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Patterson Memorial Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Thursday.
Agnes Shedd
MEMPHIS – Agnes Haire Shedd, 88, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend who will be missed by all who knew her. She was a retired riverboat cook. She was avid about flowers and loved her gardening. She was a member of the Disabled American Veteran’s Association, and she was of the Baptist faith.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. today at Lakeview Baptist Church in Tupelo with the Rev. Rob Garland officiating. Private interment will be at West Tennessee Veteran’s Cemetery. High Point Funeral Home and Crematorium of Memphis is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her daughters, Gara Haire, of Memphis and Sherrell Baldwin Carver of Mason, Tenn.; her three grandchildren and her four great-grandchildren; four sisters and five brothers.
The family requests that any memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Gene Dugard
VARDAMAN – Gene Dugard, 72, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at his home. He was born July 13, 1938, in Tupelo. He was a retired auto mechanic and the former owner of Gene’s Transmission. He was a member of the Taylor Church of God of Prophecy.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Taylor Church of God of Prophecy in Vardaman. Bro. Sherman Adams, Dr. Stephen Parker and Bro. Mitchell Morphis will officiate. Burial will be in Taylor Cemetery. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Vardaman is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Grace Murphree Dugard of Vardaman; one daughter; Tina Dugard Scott and husband, Chad, of Vardaman; two sons, Donald Gene Dugard and wife, Patty, andn Jim Dugard and wife, Anita, all of Vardaman; one sister, Sandra Lee of Pensacola , FL., one brother, Forrest H. “Pope” Pope of Calhoun City; six grandchildren, Donald Gene “D.J.” Dugard Jr., Ashley Dugard Lucius (Caleb), Ryan Scott, Tyler Scott, Kasey Dugard and Krista Dugard; one great-grandchild, Pazli Dugard; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Vivian Pope Dugar Marcum, and a brother, DeRay Dugard.
Pallbearers will be D.J. Dugard, Kasey Dugard, Krista Dugard, Ashley Dugard Lucius, Caleb Lucius, Jim Mooneyham, Joe Mooneyham, Ryan Scott, Tyler Scott and Rory Lee Wells.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Nett Byars
ABERDEEN – Wynette “Nett” Flint Byars, 76, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at Sanctuary Hospice in Tupelo. She was born March 16, 1934, to William Lee Flint and Louella Jones Flint in Neshoba County. She lived the past 42 years in Monroe County, where she was a member of Aberdeen First Baptist Church. She graduated from Arlington High School. She was the owner of Panetta’s.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen with Rev. J. Clark, Rev. Roy McKay and Rev. Chris Thomas officiating.
Survivors include three daughters, Teresa Byars Patterson and husband, Lee, of Charleston, Ill., Debra Byars Beddingfield and husband, Scott, of Aberdeen, Brenda Byars Craig and husband, Barry, of Steens; one son, Jack L. Byars of New Orleans, La.; one sister, Pat F. Mioton of Philadelphia; 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and many special nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ralph Byars; one brother, Leslie Lee Flint; five sisters, L. Dean Gordon, Edna Warren, Mae DeVelice, Mavis Tew and Walter Ree Jenkins.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Sign the register and leave condolences online atwww.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
Jeanette Orrick
RED BAY, Ala. – Jeanette Orrick, 72, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at her residence.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery at Golden.
Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. and until service time on Thursday at the funeral home.
Joey Underwood
PONTOTOC – Kenneth Joey Underwood, 49, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center due to injuries suffered in an automobile accident. He was born Aug. 5, 1961, in Greenwood to Kenneth Underwood and Clytee Smith Hansberger. He was a Christian. He attended Mississippi State University and North Texas State University. As an IT specialist he did contract computer work and enjoyed working on computers. He enjoyed golf, hunting and fishing. He was an avid Bulldog fan and supporter. His favorite pastime was spending time with his 6-year-old daughter, Emalee.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel with Bro. Roger Shock officiating.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and noon until service time Friday.
Survivors include his daughter, Emalee Alaura Underwood of Pontotoc; his mother, Clytee Underwood of Pontotoc; his father, Kenneth L. Underwood; sisters, Lisa Hansberger and Susan Hansberger, all of Tupelo; a stepsister, Patty Rivera (Julio) of Birmingham; stepbrothers, Tom Hansberger of Pontotoc and Jerry Hansberger (Debra) of Barrington, Ill.; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.
Martha N. Parker
MABEN – Martha N. Parker, 73, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at her residence.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at the Wood Springs Baptist Church in Choctaw County. Burial will follow in the Wood Springs Cemetery. Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of the arrangements.
The body will lie in state from 1p.m. until service time today at the church.
John T. Hill
ECRU – John T. Hill, 83, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at Darlington Oaks in Verona. He was born Aug. 6, 1927, to James Charlie and Ida Mae Bigham Hill. He worked for many years at Mississippi Industries for the Blind in Jackson. He moved back to the Ecru area after his retirement. He was a Baptist.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Glenfield Funeral Home in New Albany with the Rev. Brian Grammer and the Rev. Tom Sumerall officiating. Burial will be in Martintown Cemetery at New Albany.
Survivors include one sister, Helen Matthews of Ecru; one brother, Lonnie Roy Hill of Jackson; and nine nieces and six nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucy Annette Easterling Hill; and six brothers and one sister.
Honorary pallbearers will be James Matthews, Donald Matthews, Roy Wayne Hill, Jim Matthews and Joel Matthews.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today.
Marshall Jenkins
OXFORD – Marshall Ray Jenkins, 55, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at his home near Oxford.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans, ATTN: Gifts Processing, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.
Tommy Burns Jr.
FALKNER – Tommy Lee Burns Jr., 60, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Hamilton Baptist Church in Benton County. Burial will be in the Hamilton Cemetery. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be at the church.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.
Terry Kitchen
HURRICANE – Terry Kitchen, 56, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Lee Memorial Funeral Home of Verona.