By NEMS Daily Journal
STARKVILLE – Hiram Guy Estes, 91, formerly of Ripley, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at Oktibbeha County Regional Hospital in Starkville after a brief illness. Mr. Estes was born Aug. 19, 1919, in Tippah County, the third of 12 children born to Lee and Elizabeth Shappley Estes. He married Edith Reed of Falkner on Oct. 17, 1947, in Tippah County.
Mr. Estes had numerous occupations, including logger, farmer, storekeeper, carpenter and painter. He enjoyed reading the daily newspaper, attending high school basketball games, listening to country music, gardening, traveling and visiting with family and friends.
He was one of the founding members of Child Haven School of Ripley for special education students, and he assisted in many fundraising events for its operation. He was a member of Starkville Church of Christ, and he was a former member of Ripley Church of Christ and Beech Hill Church of Christ.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at McBride Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Andy Miller officiating. Burial will be in Little Hope Cemetery in Falkner. McBride Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Edith Reed Estes; his daughters, Nancy (Ed) Williams and Beth Estes, all of Starkville; his grandchildren, Ellen (Ernest) Haas of Stuart, Va, Laura (Stephen) Smith of Moundville, Ala. and Ben Williams of Knoxville, Tenn.; his brother, Steadman (Shirley) Estes of Ripley; and his sisters, Mattie Byrd Hobson and Mary Scarth, both of Ripley, Jo Lee of Memphis and Pam Dietze of Laredo, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Elizabeth Shappley Estes; his daughter, Judy Rose Estes; his grandson, Austin Williams; his brothers, Robert Estes, Paul Estes and Silas Estes; and his sisters, Jamie Whitby, Kitty Amagliani and Dorothy Morrison.
Pallbearers will be Allan Estes, Mike Griffin, Mike Graves, Bruce Wallis, Ray Reed and John Estes Sr.
Visitation will be from 4:30 to 6 p.m. today and from 7 a.m. until service time Monday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society/Roger Childs c/o The Peoples Bank, P.O. Drawer 419, Ripley, MS 38663, to the American Heart Association or to a charity of choice.
To view and sign online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.
TUPELO – Prentiss Doyle “Chip” Pearson, 80, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. A native of Lee County, he was born Sept. 27, 1930, to William Monroe and Ilaree Smith Pearson. He attended Lawhon School and was a graduate of the Dale Carnegie School of Business. He was retired from Mid South Packers after 32 years as a sales representative. For the past 17 years, he worked in auto sales. He was known as the “bubblegum man” to many and “Pop” to his family. He was also known for picking up any coin he found on the ground. He loved his dogs, especially amp”Delbert,amp” and he never met a stranger. He was a member of Skyline Church of Christ.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Bro. Al Franks officiating. Burial will be in Tupelo Memorial Park. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Angie Pearson Cooper and her fiancee, Mike Riggs of Tupelo; two sons, Dewayne Pearson (Louise) of Tupelo and Brian Pearson and his fiancee, Elaine Spain of Tupelo; one sister, June Pearson Franks (Bro. Al Franks) of Kosciusko; two grandsons, Josh Pearson (Paula) of Olive Branch and Luke Pearson (Kristi South) of Tupelo; a granddaughter, Brandi Saucier (Clint) of Biloxi; four great-grandchildren, Emily Pearson, Blakleigh Pearson, Tyler Pearson and Aldyn Saucier.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ann Laura Pearson, who preceded him in death in 1974; two brothers, Hoyle Pearson and Jimmy Pearson; and one sister, Hazel Pearson.
Pallbearers will be Josh Pearson, Luke Pearson, Kenneth Pearson, Philip Franks, Stephen Franks, Paul Franks and Mike Riggs.
Honorary pallbearers will be his friends at Shockley’s Resturant and his friends at the Meadows.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to The Magnolia Messenger, P.O. Box 1578, Kosciusko, MS 39090.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
WEST POINT – Hugh F. LeNoir, 91, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at Dugan Memorial Home in West Point. Mr. LeNoir was born Nov. 20, 1919, in Greenville to Eula Wilson LeNoir and Sterling LeNoir Sr. He was a regional vice president of T.G. amp& Y Family Centers and Variety Stores for many years before returning to West Point. Hugh was a member of First United Methodist Church. He was a proud Veteran of the U.S. Air Army Air Corps, having served during WW II. Hugh Finley LeNoir married Mary Elizabeth Norris LeNoir; she preceded him in death on March 21, 1988.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jeff Spiller officiating and the Rev. Jeff Shannon assisting. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his daughter, Janet Thomas (Richard) of Cardwell, Mont.; his sister, Katherine Potter of Atlanta, Ga.; his brother, Sterling Lenoir Jr. of Gulfport; nieces and nephews, Jane Byrd (Kenneth), Mary Frances Waldrep, Randy Potter (Terri), Peggy Clayton (Larry) and Carolyn Foster (Calvin); and special friends, Dick and Ginny Braman.
Pallbearers will be Kenneth Byrd, Randy Potter, Calvin Foster, Murray Noblin, Kenny Dill and Billy Buck Staggers.
Honorary pallbearers will be Nurses and Staff of Dugan Memorial Home, Nurses and Staff of NMMC-West Point Community Hospice, Bro. David Westmoreland, Dr. John Cox, Andy Williams, all the Point and Henry Clay resident friends, members of First United Methodist Church and his neighbors.
Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to a charity of choice. Friends may leave a memory message at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.
PITTSBORO – Tilda McCormick Smith, 56, died Feb. 11, 2011, at Calhoun Health Services She was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Pittsboro. She was retired from Weyerhaeuser as a lumber grader.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Faith Baptist Church in Pittsboro with the Rev. James Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Rocky Mount Baptist Church Cemetery in Pittsboro. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Jerry Ralph Smith of Pittsboro; two sons, Kraig Smith and Chris Smith, both of Bruce; her parents, Isom Eugene McCormick and Francis Jo Lee McCormick of Bruce; a sister, Marsha Fortner and husband, Charlie of Oxford; and one brother, Tim McCormick of Bruce.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Chandler, Andy Fortner, Charlie Fortner, Tracy Griffin, Kevin Hall, Tony Lee Hubbard, Bobby Dale McGregor and Jeff McGregor.
SKYLINE – Mrs. Mary Frances Powell, 89, passed this life on Feb. 12, 2011, at the Laney House of the Greenhouses at Traceway Retirement Center after an extended illness involving advanced age, multiple strokes and heart disease. A native of Belden and lifelong resident of Lee County, she was born Sept. 23, 1921, to Martin Luther and Mary Sue Richey Payne. She was nicknamed “Frank” by her husband, Mr. Berlin Bordeaux Powell. They married on Jan. 7, 1939, and were separated by his death on Sept. 4, 1974. She lived through the “Great Depression” and exhibited the myriad strengths of the “greatest generation.” She was a seamstress for the Blue Bell Manufacturing Co. for 25 years after which she retired to enjoy her extended family and to spoil her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was a caring, empathetic and giving individual who dearly loved her family and a multitude of friends, and she was greatly loved in return. She enjoyed nature and especially observing the many redbirds which she fed on a regular basis. These birds became her signature decoration, adorning many of her blankets, shawls and were always prominent on her Christmas trees. Frances had the ability to make a small universe out of her portion of God’s creation and spent a great deal of time tending her flowers, large vegetable garden and lawn while working with her husband to perfect their horticultural skills. Having the proverbial “green thumb,” she also enjoyed preserving and sharing the Lord’s bounty, and she was an expert cook. Her family was regularly treated to sumptuous old style southern meals, and she was well known for her homemade preserves, fried apple pies and sweet potato dishes. No holiday was complete without her signature ham, chicken and dressing and famous homemade coconut cakes, with all the grandchildren competing to crack, peel and grind the fresh coconut.
The family fondly remembers and will miss her delightful sense of humor, which was an essential ingredient at all family gatherings including holidays, Sunday dinners, quilting bees and canning preserves. Her humor eased the tension while waiting out tornadoes in the storm house. She was a faithful member of the Tupelo Free Will Baptist Church and took great pleasure and comfort in reading and studying her Bible. She taught an adult ladies Bible class for 20 plus years before her health failed. She sought the Lord daily and endeavored to live a compassionate life, keeping “The Golden Rule.” Her favorite Bible verse was I Corinthians 13:13, “And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.”
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Minister Leon Willis officiating. Interment will be in the Willis Family plot at Gilvo Cemetery. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her only daughter and primary caregiver, Caroline Sue Powell Willis (Jerry) of Tupelo; her son, Gary T. Powell (Susan) of Tupelo; her daughter-in-law, Kathy Powell of Jacksonville, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Dr. Gregg A. Willis M.D. (Kim) of Tupelo, Lynn Sanderson (Roger) of Mooreville, Pamula Galdi (Tony), Brian Powell, Wayne Powell (Pamela), all of Jacksonville, Fla., Jennifer Begrin (Mark) of Southaven and Jon Gary Powell (Jennifer) of Horn Lake; 14 great-grandchildren, McKenna and Olivia Sanderson, Stephen Tyler Willis, Zach, Tyler and Nichole Galdi, Justin and Preston Powell, Collin and Kieristen Powell, Adam, Matthew and Meadow Begrin and Noah Powell.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Berlin Wayne Powell; one brother, Luther Ray Payne and one sister, Grace Briley.
Pallbearers will be Dr. Gregg A. Willis M.D., Stephen Tyler Willis, Jon Gary Powell, Brian Powell, Wayne Powell and Roger Sanderson.
The family wishes to extend their sincere appreciation and gratitude to the many special caregivers in the Laney House at the Greenhouse complex, Dr. Jennifer Lowery, Dr. John Mitchell, the physicians at the North Mississippi Family Medical Residency Center, NMMC hospice nurses and Malinda Ingram C.N.P. for their professional, compassionate and loving care.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, Feb. 13, 2011, at W.E. Pegues Funeral Home.
In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Good Samaritan Clinic, 420 Magazine Street, Tupelo, MS 38804.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
GREENWOOD – Earl Geoghagan, 85, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Kosciusko.
Graveside services will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Odd Fellows Cemetery. Wilson amp& Knight Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today and from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Mississippi Veterans Home Resident Fund, 310 Autumn Ridge Dr., Kosciusko, MS 39090.
An online guestbook may be signed at www.wilsonandknight.com.
FALKNER – Deacon William Garfield Gillard died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011. He was born July 8, 1916, to Will and Gennie Gillard in Falkner. He was united in Holy matrimony to Vanice Edgeston; they had eight children. He was a member, deacon and Sunday school teacher at Bethlehem Baptist Church. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #336. He was a farmer; and he worked at Biltrite Corporation of Ripley and Carrier of Collierville, Tenn.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bethlehem MB Church in Falkner with Pastor James Howell officiating. Burial will be in Ruckersville Cemetery. Foster amp& Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Bobbie (Charlie) Collins and Hope (Rondy) Patterson; three sons, James Edward (Marene) Gillard, Greg Gillard and Lee Norman; the four children he raised, Ronnie Duke, Jerry Norman, Cleo Bishop and Charles Blake; two sisters, Madalyn Young and Easter Gibbs; two daughters-in-law, Bonnie Gillard and Lola Gillard; one son-in-law, Elbert Hollis; one brother-in-law, Clay Edgeston; one sister-in-law, Dorothy Bails; 26 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Vancie Gillard; five children, Eugene Hollis, G.L. Gillard, the Rev. Joe Allen Gillard; Ellis Gillard and the Rev. Melvin Gillard; five brothers; and five sisters.
Visitation will be from noon until 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. The body will lie in state one hour prior to services Tuesday at the church.
BALDWYN – Howard amp”Tinyamp” Maxwell, 67, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at his home. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Baldwyn. He served in the National Guard for 21 years. He was a former employee of Frontier Telephone service for 20 years. He retired from Eljer Plumbing. He loved to camp and fish. He truly loved his grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Kesler Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Bro. David Perry officating. Burial will be in Prentiss Memorial Gardens. Kesler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Ginger Roberts (Sam) of Guntown; one stepson, Brad Holt (Kristy) of Tullahoma,Tenn.; three grandchildren, Chelsea, Will and Brayden Holt; one brother, Bill Maxwell (Maxine) of Tupelo; two sisters, Brenda Brewer (Tab) of Columbus and Shelby Mayhen of Jonesboro, Ark.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl amp& Sue Maxwell.
Pallbearers will be John Whitt, Jim Patterson, Sam Roberts, Brandon Maxwell, Clyde Godfrey and Charlie Magers.
WEST POINT – Garland E. Wray, 82, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at Dugan Memorial Home in West Point. Mr. Wray was born April 24, 1928, in Oktibbeha County to Osie Lummus and Leonard Sygang Wray Sr. He worked as an auto mechanic, and he was owner and operator of Wray’s Garage and Service Station for 42 years. Garland Wray was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and also as Sunday school superintendent over the years. He was Election Commissioner for Clay County for a number of years. He was a Veteran of the Army National Guard during the Korean War, serving in the amp”Dixie Divisionamp” 932nd F A Btn 31st ID. Garland E. Wray married Beulah Blankenship Wray on Aug. 18, 1948, in the Rev. Davenport’s home in Noxapater.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Dr. James Towery officiating and the Rev. Roy Myers assisting. Burial will be in Memorial Garden Cemetery in West Point. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Beulah Blankenship Wray of West Point; his daughter, Vickie Hixon (Stu) of Woodstock, Ga.; his son, Bill Wray (Jan) of West Point; five grandchildren, Angie Thompson (Brett), Brad Wray, Corey Wray, Shelby Hixon and Leah Hixon; two great-grandchildren, Brandon Wray Thompson and Carson Hughes Thompson; and one brother, Leonard S. Wray Jr. (Martha) of Starkville.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brothers, William C. Wray and Marion L. Wray.
Pallbearers will be Brad Wray, Corey Wray, Brett Thompson, Terry Cox, Virgil Bolin, Lynwood Prescott, Jerry Mize and Robert Miller.
Honorary pallbearers will be The Silver Thin Haired Sunday School Class, amp”Dixie Divisionamp” 932nd F A Btn 31st ID, Dugan Memorial Home Staff, Dr. Edmund A. Miller Jr. and Dr. T.N. Braddock.
Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 460 McCord Street, West Point, MS 39773 or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 8217, Jackson, MS 39284-8217.
Friends may leave a memory message at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.
CORINTH – Barbara J. Cummings, 62, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today and from noon until service time Monday at the funeral home.
Visit HYPERLINK amp”http://www.magnoliafuneralhome.netamp” www.magnoliafuneralhome.net to send condolences.
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 at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home with Bro Stanley Huddleston officiating. Burial will be in Baldwyn Cemetery. Waters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Marian Baxter and Genell Mink, both of Baldwyn; sister, Erma Jean Hamblin (Jack) of Baldwyn; daughter-in-law, Shirley Grissom of Lawrenceburg, Tenn.; grandchildren, Jimmy “Rawdy” Baxter (Becky), Genny Pearson (Andy), John Baxter, Evan Mink, Mike Bland and Jodie Plant; six great-grandchildren, Bo Baxter, Ben Baxter, Brent Baxter, Drew Pearson, Drew Bland and Emma Pearson; and a number of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mark and Emma Rutherford; her son, Joe Grissom; her son-in-law, Dayton Mink; and her 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, Jeff Roberson and her great-grandsons.
Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
OKOLONA – Jerry Wayne McCamey, 59, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, at his home in Okolona, as the result of a house fire. Jerry was born Feb. 7, 1952, in Okolona to Martha Edwards “Polly” and Mitchell McCamey. He graduated from Okolona High School and was a lifelong resident of Chickasaw County. He worked as an independent contractor and painter for many years. Jerry enjoyed reading and music.
Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. today with the service following at 3 p.m. at the Okolona Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with his family and many friends officiating at his life celebration. Private burial will be in Boones Chapel Cemetery. Holland Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his two sons, Jhermie McCamey (Heather) of Okolona and Mitch McCamey of Tupelo and their mother, Donna McCamey Gillentine; his mother, Martha “Polly” McCamey of Okolona; two sisters, Lisa McCamey Bannerman of Tupelo and Deborah McCamey Himel of California; his brother, Michael McCamey (Harriet) of Ocean Springs; two granddaughters, Melodi McCamey and Annie Ruth McCamey; five nieces, Jennifer McCamey Bond, Allison McCamey Herring, April Himel, Nancy McCamey and Victoria Bannerman Russ; three nephews, Anthony Himel, Josh Bannerman and Tryce Bannerman; and special friends, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Henson of Okolona.
Pallbearers will be Jhermie McCamey, Mitch McCamey, Jay Griggs, Brannan Griggs, Gary Griggs, Lee Bond, Dickey Wise, Lee Dawson, Herbert Word, Trace Bannerman and Josh Bannerman.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to a charity of choice.
BEDFORD, Va. – Millard W. Lowry, 84, formerly of Houlka, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at Oakwood Health and Rehab in Bedford, Va. He was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. He retired from Mississippi Skuna Valley Railroad. He served in the United States Navy during World War II.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Pete Gregory officiating. Burial will be in Bruce Cemetery. Parker Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include three daughters, Dot Fleming and husband, Rocky of Vardaman; Pam Moore and husband, Troy and Sarah Moore, both of Pittsboro; one son, Carter Lowry and wife, Kathy of Huddleston, Va.; a special granddaughter, Nikki Bray; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse Warren and Mary Dorothy Isbell Lowry; his wife, Mary Jane Carter Lowry; one daughter, Margaret Bray; and two sisters, Juanita Whitten and Isodene Lowry.
Pallbearers will be Jim Aron, Joe Aron, Jerry Brasher, Robert Earl Brasher, Dave McCormick, Jeff McCormick, John McDonald and Jeff Sullivan.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jason Aron, Curt Brasher, Fred Hawkins, Billy Fred Murphree, Charlie Shinall.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
CORINTH – Robert Lee Walker, 55, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, after a sudden illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson’s Funeral Home.
EUPORA – Wallace D. Booth, 83, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at Golden Living Center in Eupora.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora. Burial will be in Bethesda Cemetery in Oktibbeha County. Oliver Funeral Home is charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
RIPLEY – Robert H. Presley, 72, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at Golden Living Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home.
Alfred Poquette Sr.
IUKA – Alfred Henry Poquette Sr., 85, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at the Carrington House in Iuka. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII and a life member of the Disabled American Veterans. He retired from U.S. Steel in Gary, Ind., where he worked as a crane operator for 43 years.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Roger Wood officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by one son, Alfred H. Poquette Jr. and wife, Bobbie L. of Iuka; one daughter, Charlotte J. Ramsey and husband, Dennis L. of DeMotte, Ind.; one brother, Vernon D. Poquette of Santee, Calif.; two sisters, Rita Sievern of St. John, Ind. and Violet Miller of Phoenix, Ariz.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris E. Poquette; a brother, Edward Poquette; a sister, Ida Peterson; and a great-grandchild, Kassondra Ramsey.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home in Iuka.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
BOONEVILLE – Charlene Barnes, 81, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at her home. She was born May 13, 1929, to Charlie and Anna Viola Gann Brown. She was retired from Abbott Laboratories, and she was a paralegal. She was a member of Little Creek Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. W.C. Alexander and Bro. Danny Short officiating. Burial will be in Sumners Chapel Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her one daughter, Carolyn (Dave) Lenzini of Booneville; two sons, Jerry (Becky) Barnes of Booneville and Charles (Margaret) Barnes of Winthrop Harbor, Ill.; one sister, Clynese Green of Booneville; eight grandchildren, Michelle (Sam) Moody, David Austin, Chris (Tosha) Lenzini, Michael (Cindy) Barnes, Jeff (Casey) Barnes, Andi-Beth (Clay) England, Kim Barnes and Scott (Denise) Barnes; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Barnes; her parents; two sisters, Ailene Clark and Lela Stephens; one infant brother, Brooks Brown; and one grandson, Timothy Barnes.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at HYPERLINK amp”http://www.mcmillanfuneralhome.comamp” www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
OXFORD – Marvee Lorene Franklin , 77, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at her home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
CORINTH – David Fooshee, 87, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was a member of North Side Church of Christ. He was a WWII and Korean War Veteran, serving in the Army Air Corps.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors Chapel with Minister Lennis Nowell officiating. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery. McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Opal South Fooshee of Corinth; one son, Eddie Fooshee of Corinth; and two nephews, Bobby Fooshee of South Carolina and Tommy Fooshee of Corinth.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Jettie Speck Fooshe; one infant daughter; and two brothers, Walter Fooshee and A.J. Fooshee.
Honorary pallbearers will be the men of North Side Church of Christ.
Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. today and continue until service time.
Condolences may be made to mcpetersfuneraldirectors.com.
BURNSVILLE – Hoyt A. Strickland, 85, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at his home.
Services, with military honors, will be at 2 p.m. today at Berea Church of Christ. Burial will be in Rowland Mills Cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time today at the church.
Online condolences may be left at www.magnolia funeralhome.net.