Obituaries February 15, 2011

By NEMS Daily Journal

Jennie Russell
ECRU – Jennie Pearl Russell, 87, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born April 13, 1923, to Mr. and Mrs. Broadus Caldwell. She was a member of Cherry Creek Baptist Church. She was retired from the Pontotoc Hospital, where she worked in the dietary department.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mortimer Funeral Home in Pontotoc with the Rev. Joe Herndon officiating. Burial will be in Cherry Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Mike Russell of Ecru; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Orvin W. Russell; one brother, Broadus Caldwell Jr.; and two sisters, Annette Caldwell and Mary Kyle.
Pallbearers will be David Spearman, Billy Goodwin, Clyde Goodwin, Morris Brandon, Bryan Brandon and Gary Brandon.
Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Shirley Shell
WEST POINT – Shirley Shell, 55, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at Hospice Home.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at The Church. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Carter’s Mortuary Services of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Daisy Mae Hogan
AMORY – Daisy Mae “Puttin” Hogan, 75, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born on Dec. 4, 1935, in Monroe County to Essic and Iviria Hogan. She was a member of the New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church. She attended school at Old Wren Community. She was employed by the Richard T. Wax family for many years until her health failed. She enjoyed cooking for her family, watching T.V. cooking shows for new recipes to cook, and playing cards with family and friends.
A memorial Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Susie L. Darden Memorial Chapel at Darden and Sons Funeral Home in Amory. The Rev. Glen Parks will officiate. Darden and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her three daughters, Brenda Jean Hogan, Angela Rochelle Hogan and Teresa Glenn, all of Amory; three brothers, Wilbert Gene Hogan, James Lee Hogan and Bobby Earl Hogan, all of Amory; three sisters, Roxie Ann Little and Rena Mae (Charles) Jenkins, both of Amory, and Gennell Taylor of Peru, Ind.; and five grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Irene Hogan, and a brother, Robert “Bay” Hogan Sr.
Bobby Brown
AMORY – Bobby Gene Brown, 73, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2011. He was born Oct. 9, 1937, in Monroe County to Buddy B. and Alice Barrett Brown. He was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy for 54 years. He was employed by Barbers Milk Company as a truck driver for 30 years. He was a loving husband and father.
Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Tim Winters officiating, and Lenda Gunter delivering the eulogy. Burial will be in the Union Grove Church of God of Prophecy Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Lurene Brown of Amory; five daughters, Brenda Conwill (Ray) of Carolina community, Lenda Gunter (Jack) of Fulton, Juanell Hopper (Charles) of Amory, Patricia Brown of Amory, and Anita Jenkins (James) of Jackson; one son, Zendall Brown (Janice ) of Calhoun, Ga.; 12 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and two step-grandchildren; two sisters, Virginia Hunt and Gail Harlow (Tubby), all of Amory; and one brother, Charles Brown (Donna) of Amory.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Bo Young , John Young, Buddy Brown, Brad Hale, Tubby Harlow, Anthony Brown and Noel Franks.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
Beatrice Lasley
CORINTH – Beatrice Onedia Lasley, 99, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at Cornerstone Health and Rehab. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel in Corinth.
Mary Jane McEwen
NASHVILLE – Mary Jane Haygood Pierce McEwen, 86, formerly of Corinth, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at Alive Hospice House in Nashville.
Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Center Hill Cemetery in Counce, Tenn. McPeters Funeral Directors of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Ruth McGough
RED BAY, Ala. – Ruth McGough, 72, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home in Red Bay, Ala.
Peggy Marshall
CORINTH – Peggy Jean Marshall, 65, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis.She was born March 21, 1945. She was a self-employed day care provider and president and founder of VHL Connections. She was a member of Oakland Baptist Church.
A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at Oakland Baptist Church with Dr. Randy Bostick officiating. A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Maple Springs Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery in Beech Bluff, Tenn., with Dr. Randy Bostick and Bro. Jerry Smith officiating. Magnolia Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Sheldon C. Marshall Jr. of Corinth; two daughters, Sheryl Cook and husband, Danny, and Tammy Nash and husband, Ken, all of Corinth; her grandchildren, Haley Cook, Matthew Cook, Sheldon Marshall Cook and Kari Beth Nash; one brother, Lonzo E. Hayes Jr. of Fuquay-Varina, N.C.; one sister, Hazel Dalton and husband, Steen, of Corinth; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two daughters, Kathryn Marshall and Teresa Marshall; her father, Lonzo E. Hayes; her mother, Rosie West Hayes; and two sisters, Eva Logan and Wanza Wilkin.
Memorial donations can be made to VHL Connections, 12433 Huntington Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46224.
Condolences may be left at www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.
Mitchell Kimbrough
CORINTH – Mitchell Kimbrough, 48, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at his residence. He was a longtime employee of Larry Boggs Construction Co. of Corinth. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Kesler Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Bro. Rickey Gattis and Bro. David Haynes officiating. Kesler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his father, Bobby Kimbrough of Shannon; two daughters, Alisha Woodruff of Belden and Kayla Kimbrough of Baldwyn; one son, Mitchell Wade Kimbrough of Corinth; two brothers, Joey Kimbrough of Baldwyn and Chris Kimbrough (Janet) of Shannon; two aunts, Sarah Hall (Wesley) and Joyce Kimbrough, both of Baldwyn; one uncle, Kermit Sides (Edna) of Tupelo.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Rachael Luneal Kimbrough.
Family will be accepting friends from 10 a.m. until service time Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Mildred Hewlett
OXFORD – Mildred R. Hewlett, 94, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Clear Creek Baptist Church in Oxford. Burial will follow in Clear Creek Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday at the church.
Online condolences may be left at www.wallerfuneralhome.com.
Mary Isbell
GOLDEN – Mary Lane Isbell, 69, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at Patients Choice Hospital in Belzoni.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala. Burial will be in the Red Bay City Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay, Ala., is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and until service time Thursday at the funeral home.
Theodore Freeman
AMORY – Theodore Roosevelt “Bunk” Freeman, 102, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, at his residence after a long illness. A lifelong resident of Monroe County, he was born on March 9, 1908, in Aberdeen to Ike and Heggar “Pack” Freeman. He was a member of Spruell Chapel United Methodist Church. He attended school in Monroe County. He was a veteran of the United States Army. Known as “Mr. Baseball,” he was a super baseball player, and a great fan of the Dodgers, St. Louis Cardinals and the Atlanta Braves. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and he loved his God, family and friends. He always wanted to be of help to others.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the St. James United Methodist Church in Amory with Rev. Donald Arrington officiating. Burial will follow in the United Memorial Cemetery. Darden and Sons Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by six sons, Willie C. Freeman of Huntsville, Ala., Theodore R, (Alice) Freeman Jr. and Lester Gene (Ettie) Freemanm, both of Amory, Lorniza Augusta (Mildred) Freeman of Smithville, James Author (Gracie) Freeman of Memphis and Thomas (Angela) Freeman of Hatley; five daughters, Carrie Mae Gibson and Linda Faye Meadows, both of Amory, Dorothy Ann Meadows of Nettleton, Lillian Ametria Freeman of New York and Shirley Marie Diggs of Fayettville, N.C.; 39 grandchildren, 83 great-grandchildren, and five great great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wives, Mable “Word” Freeman and Ada Freeman Lagrone; three sons, Isaac Freeman, C.C. Freeman and Earl Freeman; and one daughter, Emma L. Freeman.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today, with family hour from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
James Blissard
HOUSTON – James Kimble Blissard, 98, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at Trace Regional Hospital. He was born May 17, 1912, to George Wesley Blissard and Cannie Rebecca Thorn Blissard. He was a member of the Methodist Church and the Wesley Fellowship Class. He was a school bus driver for 20 years, a farmer and an employee of MPI Inc. He was a Christian, a devoted husband, and a loving father and grandfather.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the First United Methodist Church of Houston with Bro. Phillip Dearman, Bro. Daniel Heeringa and Bro. James Hildebrand officiating. Burial will be in Chickasaw Memorial Garden Cemetery. Southern Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Martha Carole Blissard Wofford and Jimmy of Houston; one son, James Eric Blissard and Peanut of Calhoun City; one granddaughter, Kim Blissard McCoy and Randy, and one grandson, Jim Blissard and Cindy, all of Houston; three great-grandsons, Chad McCoy, Blake McCoy and Dexter Blissard; one great-granddaughter, Alex Blissard; a brother, Grady Blissard and Elizabeth of Houston.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Jennie Dee Langley Blissard, on April 17, 1998; his parents; three sisters, Nona Lovelace, Clytee Ashby and Madge Fleming; and three brothers, Walton, Ulmont and John Blissard.
Pallbearers will be Bill Blissard, Jim Blissard, Brad Fleming, John Langley, Wes Lowe, Blake McCoy, Chad McCoy, Randy McCoy and Charlie Davis.
Honorary pallbearers will be Judy East, Becky Dallas, Gene Dallas, John Walden, Curtis Langley, Dan Langley, Charles Langley, Mike Langley, James Robert Fox, Hugh Langley, Winfred Lovelace, Billy Thorn Lovelace, Bobby Vaughn Langley and the members of the Wesley Fellowship Class.
Visitation will be from noon to service time today at the church.
Visit the online registry at www.southernfuneralchapel.webs.com.
Ronnie Lee Brown
ABERDEEN – Ronnie Lee Brown, 46, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at Pioneer Community Hospital in Aberdeen. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.
Kristal Shue
SALTILLO – Kristal Shue, 40, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, in Saltillo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home in Belmont.
Robert Lee Price
TUPELO – Robert Lee “Bob” Price, 78, entered into rest Feb. 13, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Jan. 9, 1933, in Hackleburg, Ala., to Horace Holden and Janie Lolley Price. He was reared in Hackleburg, Ala., and moved to Adrian, Mich., in 1950. He was employed with Tecumseh Products Company in Tecumseh, Mich., and was transferred in 1976 to their facility in Verona. He retired in 1995 with 40 years of service with the company. He truly loved all his co-workers. He was an avid golfer and outdoorsman. He really enjoyed his Thursday afternoon golf tournaments with his close friend, Jim Counts, at the Bel-Air Golf Course. He also enjoyed fishing with his wife and family. He was always telling them “if you catch them you’re going to clean them.” He always ended up cleaning all of the fish. We are so sad that he is no longer with us, and will remember and keep his memory alive in a positive way. His passing is the end of his doing, but not the end of his being.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Rev. Bert Harper officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include three sons, Ronald Joseph Price (Julie) of Mantachie, Rick Lee Price of Tupelo and Rodney Michael Price (Susie) of Bartlett, Tenn.; one daughter, Rhonda Kae Krutz (Duane) of Tupelo; five brothers, James Talmadge Price (Gretchen), Eugene Price (Bonnie), Joseph Claude Price (Nancy), Terry Wayne Price (Carolyn) and Donald Dustin Price (Carol); three sisters, Evelene Price Scott (W.C.), Doris Price Baggett (J.D.), Lula Price Frederick (Royce); and a very special friend, Joyce Martin.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Roxy Ann Price; his parents; one brother, Charles Hughdon Price.
Pallbearers will be Matthew Rasberry, Matthew Price, Ryan Price, Danny Frederick, Joey Price and Mike Baggett.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today, Feb. 15, 2011, at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Madge Blissard
HOUSTON – Madge Cook Blissard, 93, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2011. She was born July 7, 1917, to James Henry “Bud” Cook and Alice Davis Cook in the Mt. Moriah Community in Calhoun County. She was a lifelong, active member of Thorn United Methodist Church. She was a devoted wife and mother.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Houston with Bro. Rusty Keen and Dr. Byran Scarbrough officiating. Burial will be in Ellzey Cemetery in Vardaman. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangments.
She is survived by her daughter, Sara Blissard Lowe (Franklin) of Houston; her sister, Clemmie Crew of Bruce; one grandson, John Wesley Lowe (Kelly) of Houston; one granddaughter, Katy Lowe Edwards (Jason) of McComb; two great-grandsons, Jon Garrett Lowe of Houston and Cash Edwards of McComb; and one great-granddaughter, Hannah Morgan Lowe of Houston.
She is preceded in death by her husband, John Blissard; her parents; two brothers, Lemuel Pate “Lem” Cook and William Russell Cook; and two sisters, Gatha Cook Lamar and Estelle Cook.
Pallbearers will be Dwight Fleming, Charles Fleming, Joe Blissard, James Eric Blissard, Kenny Blissard, Charles Cook, Winford Lovelace, Billy Thorn Lovelace and Mike Blissard.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Ellzey Cemetery Fund, c/o Dewitt Moore, 1323 CR 424, Houston, MS 38851; or First United Methodist Church Family Life Center Fund, 230 N. Jackson St., Houston, MS 38851.
For online condolences visit www.memorialfuneralhomehouston.com.
Vernon Easley
EUPORA – Vernon Coy Easley, 69, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at his home in Eupora.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora. Burial will be in Webster Memorial Gardens in Webster County. Oliver Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Rickey Brewer
COLUMBUS – Rickey Lee Brewer, 47, died suddenly Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, while trucking in Vega, Texas. He was born March 16, 1963, in Atlanta, Ga., to Grover Brewer and Ruby Owens Wise. He lived most of his life in Okolona, lived in Decatur, Ala., for five years and currently lived in Columbus the past two years. He was employed with Bud Coley Trucking. He proudly served six years in the Mississippi National Guard. An avid outdoorsman, he loved fishing, gardening and spending time with his family.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Boones Chapel Cemetery. Holland Funeral Directors, Okolona Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by two sons, Travis Brewer (Blair) of Pontotoc and Justin Brewer of Oxford; a granddaughter, Isabella Smith of Pontotoc; a sister, Lisa Brewer of Hatley; four brothers, Darren Brewer (Tina) of Columbus, Don Brewer (Teresa) of Hatley, Steven Brewer (Faith) and John Brewer, both of Colorado; his stepfather, Patty Wise; his fiancampée, Terry Williamson of Columbus; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers are Donald Jacobs, George Porter, Lynn Williams, Paul Edwards, Eddie Bean, Tommy Harmon and Garland Anderson.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Condolences may be e-mailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.
Eddie Owen
BLUE MOUNTAIN – Eddie Owen, 61, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at the Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. He was born Dec. 17, 1949, in Ripley to James William “J.W.” and Delco Childers Owen. He was an EMT for 34 years and co-manager of Cane Creek Bottom Trail Ride and Cook-out LLC. He was a member of Ripley Presbyterian Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Dr. Patrick Chapman officiating. Burial will be in Jacob Chapel Cemetery in Ripley.
Survivors include his wife, Martha Stepp Owen of Blue Mountain; three daughters, Deanna Miskelly (Marty) of Ripley, Regina Nicholson (Kevin) of Saltillo and Angela McGough (James) of Houston, Texas; three sons, Scott, Josh and Chase Pannell, all of Ecru; one brother, Rev. Billy Owen (Renelda) of Cleveland; five grandchildren, Hall and Anna Claire Miskelly of Ripley, Laken and Austin Nicholson of Saltillo, and Liam McGough of Houston, Texas; three nephews and three nieces; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, James and Flora Stepp of Ecru.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be Larry Joe Thompson, Danny Witt, Steven Witt, Don Smith, Billy Smith, Randall Miller, Johnny Jones, Matt Poole and Josh Rush.
Honorary pallbearers will be the 3rd Tennessee Regimental Cavalry.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 3 to 9 p.m. today and from 7 a.m. to service time Wednesday.
Memorials may be made to LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center, c/o LeBonheur Foundation, P.O. Box 41817, Memphis, TN 38174.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.
Joshua Wilkes
SALTILLO – Joshua Jay Wilkes, 26, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Senter Funeral Home in Fulton.