Obituaries Feb. 8, 2010

By NEMS Daily Journal

Terrie Stanford
SALTILLO – Terrie A. Coggin Stanford, 48, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born on May 16, 1961, in Okolona to Buddy and Suzanne Coggin. She attended North Star Church. She was a teacher at Tupelo High School for 25 years. She loved to travel, fish, lie out beside her pool, take pictures and watch her grandsons play ball.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Cross Pointe Fellowship Church in Nettleton with Bro. Aubrey Boren, Bro. Tommy Ray Dabbs and Bro. Ricky Murphy officiating. Burial will be in New Chapel Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Rickey Stanford of Saltillo; three stepdaughters, Alicia Sellars, Shea Beane and Seseme Stanford; her father and mother, John T. ‘Buddy’ Coggin Sr. and Suzanne Roach Coggin of Nettleton; one brother, Tommy Coggin and his wife, Beth of Nettleton; four grandsons, Lane Sellars, Eric Sellars, Gaibe Beane and Foster Beane; four nieces, Kayla Coggin, Gabby Coggin, Millie Coggin and Jensine Coggin; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and a host of Emmaus family members.
She was preceded in death by two grandmothers, Hazel Roach and Mary Eunice Coggin; and two grandfathers, Herbert Roach and Felix Coggin.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Neal, Phillip Baulch, Tommy Hawkins, Don Rogers, Eddie Riley, John Robbins, Jason Dozier and Teddy Bridges.
Honorary pallbearers will be her grandchildren and nieces.
The family would like to thank the nurses of four south at the North Mississippi Medical Center.
‘But they that wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; they shall walk, and not faint.’ Isaiah 40:31.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Cross Pointe Fellowship Church, Attention: 410 Bridge Water Project, 265 A Metts Road, Nettleton, MS 38858.

Geanie Thorne
IUKA – Geanie Thorn, 52, died Friday, Feb. 5, 2010, at her home.
A memorial service will be held at a later date following her cremation. Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka is in charge of arrangements.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
Jimmy Medders
EUPORA – Jimmy Wayne Medders, 55, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora. Burial will be in Bluff Springs Cemetery in Choctaw County. Oliver Funeral Home in Eupora is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Marie Wright
BOONEVILLE – Annie Marie Godwin Wright, 82, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, at her home. She was born Dec. 25, 1927, in Marietta to Jesse C. Godwin Sr. and Belvia Cunningham Godwin. She was a homemaker, and a member of Booneville Church of Christ. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and doing for others. She was a wonderfully devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Jim Estes and Minister Doug Greenway officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, L.C. Wright; two sons, Hal Wright (Lisa) of Booneville and Jeff Wright (Lelia) of Jackson; a daughter-in-law, Mary Glynn Wright of Oxford; two sisters, Maxine Canon and Margaret Goddard (Richard), all of Booneville; four grandsons, Daniel Wright, Michael Wright (Heather), both of Booneville, Kevan Wright of Oxford and Randall Wright of Jackson; and four granddaughters, Elizabeth Raggio (Neil) of Dallas, Texas, Mary Anna Wright of Oxford, Margaret Wright and Martha Rose Wright, both of Jackson.
She was preceded in death by a son, Tim Wright; her parents; a sister, Marjorie Godwin; and three brothers, James Godwin, J.C. Godwin Jr. and Robert Godwin.
Pallbearers are Ronnie Godwin, Richard Godwin, Jesse Godwin, Dickie Goddard, Vince Davis, Robin Godwin, Bill Godwin and John Davis.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Mrs. Ruth Galloway, 202 E. Skyline Drive, Booneville, MS 38829 or to Pine Vale Children’s Home, 1872 CR 700, Corinth, MS 38834.
Johnny Newman
WEST POINT – Johnny Newman, 58, died at his home in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Calvert Funeral Home of West Point.
Maria Becker
JACKSON – Maria Rose Becker, 42, Miss. State Capitol Lobbyist, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson after a brief illness.
Services will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at St. Richard’s Catholic Church in Jackson. A private burial will follow in Biloxi. Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Christopher Oliver
HAMILTON – Christopher Eugene Oliver, 19, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, at his home. He was born Nov. 2, 1990, to Charles M. Oliver and Lillie Sue Glasgow Oliver in Amory. He was a life-long resident of Monroe County. He was a roofer.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Robert Earl Fowlkes officiating. Burial will be in Center Hill Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his father, Charles M. Oliver of Hamilton; his mother, Lillie Sue Oliver of Hamilton; three sisters, Lessie Kay Burgin and husband, Rodney of Holly Springs, Patricia Suzanne Carlise and husband, Chris of Wren and Elizabeth Sue Parish and husband, Daniel of Aberdeen; three brothers, Charles Eric Oliver of Amory, Larry Wayne Oliver and wife, Alana of Holly Springs and Joe Franklin Oliver of Hamilton; and his maternal grandparents, Milford and Barbara Glasgow of Winfield.
Pallbearers will be family members.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Online guest registry and condolences may be accessed at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
Mildred Wilemon
FULTON – Mildred M. Wilemon, 83, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born June 30, 1926, in Itawamba County to Chester and Lena Dulaney Wilemon. She was retired from Blue Bell Manufacturing after many years of service. She was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. She enjoyed visiting with her family and her pets.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Hollis Boyd officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery near Fulton.
Survivors include three brothers, Jack Wilemon of Winthrop Harbor, Ill., Oba Wilemon and Alfred Wilemon (Pam),both of Fulton; two sisters, Becky Weaver (Sidney) of Smithville and Willie R. Abbott of Fulton; seven nieces; five nephews; and a special friend and caregiver, Regina Inmon.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Benny Wilemon, Leroy Wilemon and John Wilemon; and one nephew, John Trice Chatham.
Pallbearers will be Sidney Weaver, Chris Vaughn, Mike Chatham, Rob Westbrook and Cory Quigley.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Elease Epperson
CORINTH – Elease Epperson, 85, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010, at Cornerstone Health and Rehab. All arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Magnolia Funeral Home in Corinth.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Burnsville Tabernacle.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the church.
Lavelle Howell
HATLEY – Lavelle Brasfield Howell, 93, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.
James Posey
MANTACHIE – James David Posey, 53, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Senter Funeral Home in Fulton.
Bennie Robinson
RED BAY – Bennie Lee Robinson, 80, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, at ECM Hospital. He was born May 31, 1929, in Alabama to Sebe and Alma Wright Robinson. He was a carpenter and was retired from Chicago Original Carpenters Union. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force and attended Cornerstone Church of God in Red Bay.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay with Bro. Jerry Glenn and Bro. Micah Jackson officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home in Red Bay is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Doris Jean Robinson of Red Bay; three sons, Greg Robinson (Donna) of Winthrop Harbor, Ill., David Robinson (Brenda) of Round Lake, Ill. and Richard Robinson (Dawn) of Brookfield, Wis.; two stepchildren, Karen Martin (Charlie) of Aroma Park, Ill. and Kathy Jenkins of Mt. Vernon, Ill.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; seven step grandchildren; seven step great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Earlene Robinson of Russellville, Ala. and Nancy Robinson of Memphis; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers, Bryce, Coleman, Ed, Buren, Hardy and Grady Robinson; and one sister, Ethel Collum.
Pallbearers will be Phillip Underwood, Eucellis Underwood, Tommy Brooks, James Neil Thompson, David Ivy and Jerald Sparks.
Honorary pallbearers will be his grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and until service time on Wednesday at the funeral home.
John Cunningham Jr.
CLINTON – John Olan Cunningham Jr., Chief Warrant Officer 5, Aviation, Mississippi Army National Guard, 49, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010, in Clinton. He was a pilot with the Mississippi Army National Guard. He was a member of Parkway Baptist Church in Clinton and a native of Baldwyn.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, at Waters Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn. Burial will be in the Martin Hill Cemetery in Booneville with military honors. Wright amp& Ferguson Funeral Home of Clinton is in charge of local arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Jackie Cunningham of Clinton; two sons, Kyle Cunningham and his wife, Megan of Cleveland and Korey Cunningham of Clinton; two daughters, Kim White and her husband, Adam of Booneville and Kristen Cunningham of Clinton; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John O. (Gloria) Cunningham Sr. of Baldwyn; his sister, Tammy Ryan and her husband, Larry of Baldwyn; and five grandchildren, Colton Cunningham of Cleveland, John Adam White, Kade White and Taylor Brooke White, all of Booneville and Alli Kyle Cunningham of Cleveland.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon today at Parkway Baptist Church in Clinton and from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn.
Hayden Ferguson
NEW ALBANY – Hayden Ferguson, 74, died Friday, Feb. 5, 2010, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson. He was born Feb. 10, 1935, in Winona to Robert Layden Ferguson and Mamie Ferrell Ferguson. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the Korean War. He was a retired sales manager for Master-Bilt in New Albany and a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in New Albany with Father Mario Solorzano officiating. Burial will be in the Vista Memorial Park. United Funeral Service in New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by three daughters, Rebecca Story of Jackson, Deborah Flynt (Gary) of Columbia and Catherine Rouse (Tim) of Arlington, Tenn.; a sister, Bonnie Evans of New Albany; two brothers, Joe Ferguson of New Albany and Rusty Ferguson of Madison; and six grandchildren, David Flynt, Miriam Story, Jake Rouse, Caitlin Flynt, Emily Story and AnnaBeth Rouse.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his loving wife, Paula Stone Ferguson.
Pallbearers will be Jake Rouse, David Flynt, Tim Rouse, Gary Flynt, Paul Evans, Robert Ferguson, Wesley Matthews and Rick Ferguson.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and from noon to 1p.m. Wednesday at the church.
Memorials may be made to Union County Good Samaritan, 806 Jay Street, New Albany, MS 38652.
In honor of Mr. Ferguson’s service to his country, the American flag will be flown during visitation and service.
For online condolences, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.
Holland Wilson
MANTACHIE – Holland Wilson , 66, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, at the West Point Community Living Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McNeece-Morris Funeral Home.