Obituaries February 12, 2011

By NEMS Daily Journal

Bobby Moore
BATESVILLE – Robert Warren “Bobby” Moore, 64, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at his home in Batesville.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church in Batesville. Burial with full military honors will be in Forrest Memorial Park in Batesville. Wells Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and from 1 p.m. to service time Monday at the church.
Memorials may be sent to the Gideons, Panola Camp, P.O. Box 791, Batesville, MS 38606.
Barbara Fournie
FULTON – Barbara Fournie, 92, the widow of William L. Fournie, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, at The Meadows Nursing Home in Fulton.
There will be no service. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge.
Edwin Gray
SMITHVILLE – Edwin “Cutter” Brasfield Gray, 67, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at Darlington Oaks Hospice. Born on July 7, 1943, in Tupelo, he was a son of the late Edwin Eugene and Mary Ruth Brasfield Gray. He was a graduate of Smithville High School, Class of 1962, and attended Memphis Technical College. Having worked as a pressman and a cutter for Monroe Trouser, he retired after 20 years with MDOT as a bridge inspector. He served in the Army National Guard for eight years. He attended Turon-New Bethel Methodist Church. He was a strong-willed and loving man whose family was very important to him. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, collecting coins and knives, listening to bluegrass and country music, and his animals, especially his cats.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Smithville with Bro. Tommy Whaley officiating. Burial will follow in Turon Cemetery.
He is survived by two sons, Brian C. Gray and fiancampée, Heather Marshall, of Smithville and Edwin Corey Gray and special friend, Misty Tucker, of Smithville; a brother, Gary Thomas Gray and special friend, Connie Holcomb, of Tupelo; grandchildren, Alyssa Gray, Laynie Gray, Austin Reams, Kyland Gray, Cole Cooper and Kirsten Cooper; and a niece, Kimberly Ann (Samuel) Schulz of Caledonia.
Pallbearers will be Kirk and Frank Marshall, Ray Silas, Mike Cox, Jerry Harris and Carlos Walls. Honorary pallbearers will be Cole Cooper and Zack Lann.
Memorials may be given to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 269, Amory, MS 38821.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Geneva Grissom
BALDWYN – Geneva Rutherford Grissom, 93, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility after an extended illness. She was retired from Blue Bell. She was the oldest active member of the North Mississippi Wellness Center. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She had been a member of the First Baptist Church since 1952.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Stanley Huddleston officiating. Burial will be in the Baldwyn Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Mirian Baxter and Genell Mink, both of Baldwyn; a sister, Erma Jean Hamblin (Jack) of Baldwyn; a daughter-in-law, Shirley Grissom of Lawrenceburg, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Jimmy “Rawdy” Baxter (Becky), Genny Pearson (Andy), John Baxter, Evan Mink, Mile Bland and Jodie Plant; six great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mark and Emma Rutherford; a son, Joe Grissom; a son-in-law, Dayton Mink; and brothers and sisters, Ewell Rutherford, Ruby Coggins, Edna Potts, Deliah Mae Gardner, Harliss Rutherford, Mark Rutherford and Joe Bruce Rutherford.
Pallbearers will be John Baxter, Jimmy “Rawdy” Baxter, Evan Mink, Rusty Rutherford, Blake Lytal and Mike Bland. Honorary pallbearers will be Mitch Caver, Steve Collins and Jeff Roberson.
Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to service time Sunday.
Garland E. Wray
WEST POINT – Garland E. Wray, 82, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at Dugan Memorial Home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel in West Point. Burial will follow in Memorial Garden Cemetery in West Point.
Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m until service time Sunday at Calvert Funeral Home.
Alfred Poquette Sr.
IUKA – Alfred H. Poquette Sr., 85, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at Carrington House in Iuka. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka.
Martha Carter
PONTOTOC – Martha Grace Carter, 69, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at her residence after a long illness. She was a native of Pontotoc. She was a member of Wilson Chapel M.B. Church, where she was a choir member, former Sunday School secretary, church clerk and kitchen committee member. She was a former employee of Tippah County Hospital. She loved flowers, sewing, cooking, gardening, and people.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Wilson Chapel M.B. Church. The Rev Colbert Graham will officiate. Burial will be in Pontotoc City Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, William Carter of Pontotoc; two daughters, Lori Carter-King (Archie) of New Albany and Cassandra Carter of Pontotoc; her stepmother, Elizabeth Beckley of Belden; three sisters, Dorothy Dandridge of Pontotoc, Shirley King of Southville, Mich., and Donna Johnson of Saltillo; one brother, Larry Beckley Sr. of Tupelo; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Elizabeth Leatherwood; her father, E.L. Beckley; and her son, Dewitt Carter.
Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. today with family present from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
G.W. Camburn
WALNUT – G.W. Camburn, 85, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. He was born Sept. 15, 1925, to George Washington Camburn and Effie Mae Russell Camburn. Mr. Camburn worked as a shoe cobbler a few years and was a carpenter for many years. He was also employed with Dover Elevator for 10 years. He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed spending time with his family. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Masonic Lodge of Walnut. He was a member of Brownfield Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Paul Adams and Bro. Roy Forshea officiating. Burial will be in New Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Virginia Thornton Camburn of Walnut; two daughters, Nell Robbins (Wade) of Walnut and Hazel Ragan (Randy) of Walnut; four sons, Phillip Camburn, Jerry Camburn (Karen) and Grady Camburn (Gena ), all of Walnut, and Bobby Camburn (Donna) of Southaven; two sisters, Lillie Mae Brazzell of Brownfield and Betty Mauney (Harold) of Ripley; one brother, Guy Camburn (Mary Nell) of Brownfield; 10 grandchildren, David Robbins (Janet) of Medina, Tenn., Kevin Robbins, Chris Ragan (Robin), Heather Gunn (Jason), Stephanie Camburn, Tyler Camburn and Hunter Camburn, all of Walnut, Melissa Medlin (Kevin) of Olive Branch, Rachel Smith (Stephen) of Brandon and Drew Camburn of Southaven; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be David Robbins, Kevin Robbins, Chris Ragan, Tyler Camburn, Drew Camburn, Jason Gunn and Hunter Camburn.
Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home.
To view obituaries online and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.
Paul Kesler
BRIGHTON, Tenn. – Paul Wayne Kesler, 50, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, in Brighton, Tenn.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. today at Abbeville Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Visit the website at www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Mary Reese
HICKORY FLAT – Mary Wicker Reese died Friday, Feb. 11, 2011. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Holly Springs Funeral Home.
Forest M. Coleman
BALDWYN – Forest M. Coleman, 90, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson. He was born May 23, 1920, in Prentiss County to Jimmie Coleman and Cora Bell Coleman. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of Mt. Zion M.B. Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Zion M.B. Church with Bro. J. S. Agnew officiating. Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the National Cemetery in Corinth. Agnew amp& Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Lillie Pearl Coleman of Baldwyn; one daughter, Pamela Coleman of Baldwyn; two sons, Kenneth Coleman (Markeda) of Baldwyn and Willie E. Cummings (Betty) of Memphis; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Nannie Elkins, Nellie Copeland and Zannie Coleman; one brother, Willie Jack Coleman; and one great-grandson, Kaden Coleman.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. and family hour from 6-7 p.m. today.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry at www.agnewandsons.com.
Shelia Singleton
RUSSELLVILLE, Ala. – Shelia Singleton, 50, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011. Mrs. Singleton was a native of Mississippi, but had lived in Russellville for the past 25 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Russellville. She was a loving mother, wife and best friend.
Service will be at 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Russellville with Richard Parker officiating. Burial will be in Franklin Memory Gardens. Pinkard Funeral Home of Russellville is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Al Singleton; her children, Austin Singleton and Lauren Singleton, both of Russellville; her grandmother, Martha “Granny” Singleton of Russellville; two sisters, Dianne Blake (Bill) of Butler, Ala., and June Senter (Bobby) of Fulton; one brother, Wayne Clark (Debbie) of Fulton; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Wesley and Christine Clark; and special aunt and uncle, Neoma and Oren Wren.
Pallbearers will be Greg Trapp, Neal Hargett, Tinker Malone, Ken Boyles, Joe Porter and Bob Rogers.
The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service.
To sign the online guestbook, www.pinkardfh.com.
Glenda Duncan
MANTEE – Glenda Scott Johnson Duncan, 86, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Eupora. She was born Sept. 28, 1924, in Mantee to David Wesley Johnson and Edna Scott Johnson. She was a retired school teacher, who taught at Cumberland and Woodland schools. She was a member of Mantee Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Mantee Baptist Church in Mantee with Rev. Bo Farrior officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Mantee. Houston Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Charles Ruble Duncan of Mantee; her daughter, Donna Boyette and husband, Mickey, of Grenada; her grandchildren, Wes Baird and wife, Bridget, of Meridian, Holly Boyette of Grenada and Katie Boyette of Grenada; her great-granddaughter, Ella Grace Baird; her sister, Virginia Duncan and husband, Arnold, of Mantee; and her brother, Max Johnson and wife, Marie, of Mantee.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Earlene King and Lois Caradine; her brothers, Olar Johnson, Owen Johnson, Boyce Johnson, Tom Johnson, Jimmy Johnson and Wayne Johnson.
Pallbearers are Jody Johnson, Wes Johnson, John Williams, Doug Wilson, Cecil Johnson and Jim Johnson.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time Sunday at Mantee Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to Mantee Baptist Church Building Fund, Box 161, 1151 Main St., Mantee, MS 39751.
Friends and family may leave a message on the online register book at www.houstonfuneralhomems.com.
Neville McGee
BRANDON – Neville Burgess McGee, 89, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at Bedford Care of Newton. Mrs. McGee was born Dec. 19, 1921, in Webster County to Ada Williams Burgess and Henry Burgess. She worked as a sitter at Baptist Hospital in Jackson. She was a member of Crossgates Baptist Church in Brandon.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Old Cumberland Cemetery at Dancy with her nephew, Bro. Jerry Gooch, officiating. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Ouida J. Millsaps of Brandon; one son, Thomas E. “Flip” McGee of Mantee; a grandson she adopted, Gary McGee of Florence; three grandchildren, Robin Falkner, Martin Falkner and Mitzi McGee; two great-grandchildren, Tracy Rushing and Ashley McGee; and two great-great-grandchildren, Tate Rushing and Bee Bee Falkner.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husbands, Thomas McGee and Otto Harville.
Memorials may be made to Hope Ministry at Crossgates Baptist Church, 8 Crosswoods Road, Brandon, MS 39042.
Visitation will be will be at the graveside from 1:45 p.m. until service time Sunday.
Friends may leave a Memory Message at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.
Ray Nanney
FULTON – Carlos Ray Nanney, 90, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at the Sanctuary Hospice House. He was born Sept. 8, 1920, in Mantachie to Henry C. and Alice Roberts Nanney. He was a graduate of Itawamba Agricultural High School and Itawamba Junior College. He received his B.S. from Mississippi State University and his M.B.E. from the University of Mississippi. Mr. Nanney was business manager at Itawamba Community College for 33 years. Professionally, he was a member of the Mississippi Association of Educators, the Mississippi Junior College Faculty Association and Business Managers Association, the Mississippi Association of School Administrators, and the Upsilon Chapter of Delta Pi Epsilon. He was the oldest member of the First United Methodist Church in Fulton, where he previously served as member of the administrative board, member and president of the Board of Trustees, and church lay leader. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion. He was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason, a Shriner and a member of Lodge 444. He was an experienced carpenter and excellent furniture builder.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with the Rev. Phillip Box officiating. Burial will be in Itawamba Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Dona Mae Nanney of Fulton; four sons, Jimmy Ray Nanney, Frankie Nanney (Laura) and Henry Nanney (Jo Ann), all of Fulton, and Van William Nanney (Angela) of Alpharetta, Ga.; one sister, Bobbye Sue Bradley of Ballardsville; seven grandchildren, Jeff Nanney, Lisa Holiman, Jennifer Howard, Chris Nanney, Angela Nanney, Marianthi Peristeri and Joshua Nanney; 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Nellie Rue Summers; a daughter-in-law, Louise Nanney; two grandchildren, Thomas Nanney and Carlos Nanney; and his parents.
Pallbearers will be Chris Nanney, Sam Nanney, Alex Nanney, Nick Reeder, Michael Howard and Jason Holiman.
Visitation will continue from 8 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
Howard Maxwell
BALDWYN – Howard “Tiny” Maxwell, 67, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kesler Funeral Home of Baldwyn. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Hiram Estes
STARKVILLE – Hiram Guy Estes, 91, formerly of Ripley, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at the Oktibbeha County Hospital in Starkville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home of Ripley. Visitation will be from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Jerry McCamey
OKOLONA – Jerry McCamey, 59, died suddenly Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, at his home as a result of a house fire. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Holland Funeral Directors, Okolona Chapel.
Gary Bailey
GUNTOWN – Gary Thomas Bailey, 54, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, in Choctaw County as a result of a motor vehicle accident. He was a member of Westridge Baptist Church in Westridge, Ark. He was a truck driver for 3 Eagles Produce in Pontotoc. He was born in Waukegan, Ill., but lived most of his life in West Memphis, Ark. He made his home in Guntown, where he lived with his wife of six months, Shirley Shook Bailey and his dog, Duggie. He loved his family and friends dearly. He loved to fish, sing, ride his Harley and Elvis Presley. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Shelia Bailey, in 2005.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Kesler Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Bro. Eddie Painter officating. Burial will be in the Mantachie Cemetery. Kesler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Bailey of Guntown; his parents, James Herman Bailey and Eva Culver Bailey, both of Mantachie; one daughter, Tonya Dodd (Jeffery) of Mantachie; three grandchildren, Parker, Kylie and Alan Dodd; one brother, John Harris (Allison) of Farmington, Ark.; three sisters, Brenda Bailey and Sue Bean (Lance), both of Mantachie, and Vicki Arnett (Steve) of Gainesville, Fla.; six nieces, Candice Berenquer (Gaston), Stevie Lynn Arnett, Bailey Brooke Arnett, Angela Brea Arnett, Jessica McMullen and Penny Bean (Tony); five nephews, Brad Arnett, Steve Arnett, John Harris, Drew Harris and Carson James Bailey; and five aunts, Doris Knight, Myrtle Horn, Ray Foster, Clara Kennedy and Dot Culver.
Pallbearers will be Randy and Billy Foster, Rodney Stroud, Michael Gardner, Kerry Crew and Gary Aron. Honorary pallbearers will be Carson, Parker and Alan.
Raymond Owen Sr.
POTTS CAMP – Raymond Earl Owen Sr., 69, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. He was born Aug. 14, 1941, to William David Owen and Lula Bell Ross Owen. He was a retired firefighter for the Memphis Fire Department after 27 years of service. He was a member of the Gideons International, where he served as the Memorial Bible Chairman. He was a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church, where he served as deacon, Sunday School teacher, choir member and bus driver.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Macedonia Baptist Church with the Rev. Billy Lee Foley and the Rev. Louie Williams officiating. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Houlka. United Funeral Service in New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Martha Sue Zachary Owen of Potts Camp; a daughter, Cynthia “Cindy” Kaye Owen Heimbach (Eugene) of Grenada; a son, Raymond Earl Owen Jr. (Cherry) of Iuka; a sister, Carolyn Funderburk of Houlka; three brothers, Noah Owen of Houlka, Robert Owen of Memphis and Billy Owen of Virginia Beach, Va.; and five grandchildren, Leah and Anna Heimbach, Bethany and Logan Harris, and Maggie Owen.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be Chris Long, Jimmy Shirley, Shane Bates, John Huerta, Jerry Stevens and Tony Churchill. Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons and friends of Macedonia Baptist Church.
Visitation will be from 5:30 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Gideons International or the Macedonia Baptist Church Building Fund.
In honor of Mr. Owen, United Funeral Service Inc. will fly the flag of the fire department at the funeral home during visitation and service.
For online condolences, visit unitedfuneralservice.com.
Ralph Walker
MERIDIAN – Ralph Walker, 62, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at Rush Memorial Hospital in Meridian.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora.
Visitation will be from noon to service time Sunday at the funeral home.