Obituaries February 16, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

Sgt. 1st Class Billy A. Sutton
MOOREVILLE – Sgt. 1st Class Billy Albert “Bill” Sutton, 42, died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, in Afghanistan while actively serving his country in the U. S. Army National Guard. Sgt. Sutton was born in Milton, Fla., on June 8, l969, to Jerry Lee Sutton and Jo Ann Owens Sutton Starling. He grew up in the Baldwyn area and graduated from Baldwyn High School in 1987. He earned an associate’s degree from Northeast Mississippi Community College and served four years with the U. S. Army, 82nd Airborne Division. By trade, he was an electrical technician and was last employed by Flexible Foam.
Sgt. Sutton continued his patriotic devotion to the service of his nation by joining the Mississippi National Guard on Sept. 5, 2002. At the time of his death, he was fulfilling his third tour of duty, the first two in Iraq and the final tour in Afghanistan. Sgt. Sutton was a platoon leader with the 288th Sapper Company out of Houston. A patriotic American, he was a respected and courageous military leader who always put his men before himself.
In civilian life, he was an avid duck hunter and raised and trained labs for duck hunting. He cherished his special dog of long standing, Jack. He was a music lover and a fan of all things Elvis. He was a master sharpshooter and treasured his many guns. He was a member of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church near Baldwyn. A grateful nation expresses gratitude for his selfless service and joins his family in mourning his death.
A life celebration, with full military honors, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Mississippi Adjutant General Leon Collins and Mississippi Baptist Convention president, Dr. David Hamilton, officiating. Entombment will be in the Hope Mausoleum at Lee Memorial Park in Verona. Holland Funeral Directors is honored to have been entrusted with arrangements.
His loving family includes his wife, Traci Durham Sutton of Mooreville, whom he married Nov. 6, 1998; his son, Tyler Durham of the home; his mother, Jo Ann Owen Sutton Starling (Elvis) of Baldwyn; his in-laws, Dan and Jennifer Loden Durham of Tupelo; his grandfather in law, Homer Loden of Tupelo; a brother, Danny Sutton of Milton, Fla.; two half brothers, Vance Sutton of St. Amant, La., and Aaron Starling of Corinth; three half sisters, Adrian Starling of Baldwyn, Erica Culver of Odenville, Ala., and Cindy Starling of Baldwyn.
Pallbearers will be members of the Honor Guard from the Mississippi Army National Guard. Honorary pallbearers will be the 288th Sapper Company members still serving in Afghanistan.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors and from 10 a.m. to service time on Saturday.
Memorials may be made to the Tupelo Veterans Park, P.O. Box 3608, Tupelo, MS 38803; or to Pets for Patriots, 218 E. Park Ave., Suite 543, Long Beach, NY. 11561.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Jeffrey Young
GUNTOWN – Jeffrey Lynn Young, 53, died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, at the Methodist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. He was born Dec. 28, 1958, in Detroit, Mich., to Lucion and Daisy Young. He graduated from Saltillo High School. He was a member of Trinity CME Church, where he served as Sunday School superintendent,and choir member. He was an alderman in Guntown. Later he moved to Memphis.
Service were Wednesday, Feb. 15, at Trinity CME Church with the Rev. Betty Clifton officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Agnew amp& Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn was in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include three sisters, Jennifer Young of Guntown, Clara Royster (Solomon) of Markham, Ill., and Tracy Young of Denver, Colo.; six brothers, Bobby Gene Jones of Nashville, Danny Young of Denver, Paul Richard Young of Guntown, Mark Anthony Young of Guntown, Michael Young of Memphis and Gregory Young of Shreveport, La.; three aunts, Mary Rainey (Cornelius) and Cheryl Rainey (Larry), both of Tupelo, and Jestine Patton (Jimmy) of Toledo, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lucion Ozzie and Daisy Ann Young; his grandparents, the Rev. and Mrs. Solomon Young; and one brother, Lucion Ozzie Young Jr.
Family and friends may sign the guestbook at www.agnewandsons.com.
Erline White
FULTON – Erline M. White, 90, formerly of Fulton, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at Arbor Oaks of Tyrone in St. Petersburg, Fla. She was born April 3, 1921, in Kennedy, Ala., to Henry Earl and Bertha Grace McAdams. She was a 1938 graduate of Itawamba Agriculture High School, where she was an All-State basketball player. She was a three-year starter and helped lead IAHS to the state championship in the 1937-38 season. She lived in Memphis before moving to Florida in 2002. She was a Methodist.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with the Rev. Phillip Box officiating. Burial will be in Itawamba Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include one daughter, Pat (Quentin) Parsons, of St. Pete Beach; one son, David (Catherine) White of West Memphis, Ark.; and a granddaughter-in-law, BeBe Brown.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, Hester “Heck” White, who died in 1973; two grandsons, David White and Will Brown; and her parents.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time Friday at McNeece-Morris Funeral Home in Fulton.
Operline Riley
BALDWYN – Operline Eades Riley, 84, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at her home in Baldwyn. She was born May 20, 1927, in Lee County to Archie Eades and Iunia Eades. She was a member of Mt. Zion Community Church in Guntown. She graduated from Okolona Junior College and Mississippi Industrial College in Holly Spring. She was a teacher for over 25 years in the state of Mississippi. She taught at Lincoln School in Baldwyn, Oakland Schools in Oakland, Rosa Fort School in Tunica and Verona Elementary School. She married William Fletcher Riley on Oct. 28, 1945.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Mt. Zion Community Church in Guntown with the Rev. Johnny S. Agnew officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Nebo Cemetery in Baldwyn. Agnew amp& Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors includes one daughter, Katherine R. Taylor (Roscoe) of Baldwyn; three grandchildren, Jameka Richardson Parker (Michael), Jandava Richardson and Daytra Riley; one brother, W.B. Eades (Odessa); a special niece, Martha Eades Smith; and one aunt Lucille Johnson; a special friend, Zannie Elkins; one brother -in-law, Douglas McGee four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents; sisters, Onella Kendred, Ruby Williams and Daisy Copeland; and brothers, Joseph Eades and Archie Eades.
Lillie Craine
BALDWYN – Lillie Mae McGee Craine, 52, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at her home in Baldwyn. She was born June 14, 1959, to John H. McGee and Verna Mae Wells-McGee in Racine Wis. After her mother’s death, she was reared in the home of her aunt and uncle, the late Carl D.and Laura Mae Agnew in Guntown. She was a member of Bethel CME Church. She graduated from East Union High School and attended Northeast Community College and Foster’s Beauty School.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Bethel CME Church with the Rev. Jeffrey Freeman delivering the eulogy and the Rev. Charles McGaughy officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Agnew amp& Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include three sister, Bertha Cummings of Toledo, Ohio, Carolyn ford (Wayne) of Tupelo and Ceonia Paytes of Racine; one brother, Elvester McGee of Baldwyn; one special niece, Teresa (Robert) Price; two special nephews, Ryan McGee and Juwan Price; one great-niece, Jessica Price; and several other nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; niece, Shelia McGee; and nephew, Byron Cummings.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service time Friday.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry at www.agnewandsons.com.
Tommy Lantrip
SENATOBIA – Tommy Loyce Lantrip, 71, formerly of Batesville, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at his home in Senatobia.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery at Sardis.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to The Gideons Memorial Bible Program, P.O. Box 791, Batesville, MS 38606; or American Heart Association, P.O. Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692.
Mary Ausbon
AMORY – Mary Myrtle Hudson Ausbon, 102, died on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at her residence. Born on Aug. 11, 1909, in Hatley, she was a daughter of the late James Franklin and Della Jane Farris Hudson. She attended school in Winfield and Hatley. Graduating in the Class of 1929 from Hatley, she was a member of the first girl’s basketball team, 1928-1929. She worked on the farm and was a seamstress. Guided by her faith, she was a member of Hatley Missionary Baptist Church. She enjoyed being with her family, quilting, flower gardening, sewing, gardening, reading books, watching Dennis Rodman play basketball, and gospel and country music. She was passionate about supporting the Paralyzed Vets Association.
A Celebration of Life Service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Bro. Wade Cook and Bro. Charles Coggins officiating. Burial will follow in New Hope Cemetery.
She is survived by her daughters, Shirley Ann Fines of Amory and Francis MaDonna Cole (Kerry) of Ashville, Ala.; grandchildren, Pam Adams of Huntsville, Ala., Terry Ausbon of Soddy Daisy, Tenn., Andre Ausbon (Annette) of Huntsville, Randy Morgan of Fulton, Lee Morgan (Jamie) of Amory, Tracy Bean (Ed) of Shannon, Robbie Ausbon of Amory, Amber McBunch (Joseph) of Amory, Della Stocks (Jeff) of Asheville, N.C., Todd Justice (Tracey) of Columbiana, Ala., Brandi Lidikey (Jeff) of Hoover, Ala., and Kim Hayes (Harry) of Warrior, Ala.; 25 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great-grandchildren; several special nieces and nephews; and special friend, Elizabeth Swan.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Ausbon; sons, Bobby and Landon Ausbon; sisters, Inez Dilworth, Lena Wright, Jimmie Lee Wright and Jean Wilson; brothers, Brack and Buddy Hudson; and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Randy Morgan, Lee Morgan, Robbie Ausbon, Todd Justice, Andre Ausbon and Jason Miller. Honorary pallbearer will be Terry Ausbon.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to Paralyzed Veterans Assn., P.O. Box 758532, Topeka, KS 66675, or to American Cancer Society, c/o Beth May, P.O. Box 269, Amory, MS 38821.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Everett Mitchell
AMORY – Joel Everett Mitchell, 89, died on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Pontotoc. Born on Sept. 22, 1922, in Monroe County, he was a son of the late Arthur Willard and Daisy Etta Shields Mitchell. He attended Hatley Schools. He honorably served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the European Theatre during World War II. He retired as a presser with Glenn Manufacturing. A longtime member of Hatley Missionary Baptist Church, he was a deacon and served many years as the song director. He enjoyed listening to gospel music.
A Celebration of Life Service will be at 3 p.m. Friday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Bro. Dean Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Masonic Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Clytee Flynn Mitchell; daughters, Nancy (Tony) Swift, Melissa (Keith) Lindsey and Krisha (Buddy) Mims; sons, Dennis (Debbie) Mitchell and Steve Flynn (Judy Paul); son-in-law, David Mobley; sister, Jimmie (Ed) Barnes; brothers, Donald Ray (Jean) Mitchell, Earnest (Willestine) Mitchell, Ellis (Annette) Mitchell, Herman (Dottie) Mitchell and Jerry (Geraldine) Mitchell; grandchildren, Angie (Kerry) Mitchell, Mary Mitchell, Andrew Mitchell, Matthew Guntharp, Adam Guntharp, Blake Guntharp, Addie Grace Mims, Mitchell Wren, Lacy Kate Mims, Chad (Melanie) Posey, Chase (Cierra) Swift, Anna (Keith) Garner, Rachel (Randy) Davis, Kyann Flynn, Emily Flynn, Paul (Jennifer) Mobley and Ben (Erika) Mobley; and great-grandchildren, Drew Hart and Aydan Mobley.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Barnes Mitchell; daughter, Patricia Ann Flynn Mobley; sisters, Dorothy Kern, Mattie Belle McCraw, Betty Poore, Evelyn DeLong, Mavis Christian and Eunice Thornton Harmon; and brothers, Malcolm Mitchell, Foy Mitchell, Joice Mitchell, Hartsfold Mitchell, Austin Mitchell, Guy Mitchell, Wayne Mitchell, and Charles Mitchell.
Pallbearers will be Matthew Guntharp, Adam Guntharp, Blake Guntharp, Mitchell Wren , Kerry Mitchell, David Elmore, Ben Mobley, Paul Mobley, Chase Swift, Chad Posey and Andrew Mitchell. Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of Hatley Missionary Baptist Church.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to Alzheimer’s Foundation, 322 8th Ave. 7th Fl., New York, NY 10001; or to the American Cancer Society, c/o Beth May, P.O. Box 269, Amory, MS 38821.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Virginia Turner
ABERDEEN – Virginia May Turner, 82, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Dec. 6, 1929, in Marion County, Ala., to Vader Clarence “V.C.” May and Lillian Silas May. She had lived in Aberdeen since 1950. She worked at Burris Industries in the sewing department and she was a homemaker. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Bro. Bobby Poss and Bro. Chris Duncan officiating. Burial will be in Oddfellows Rest Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Warren Young “Dropo” Turner of Aberdeen; one daughter, Carol Turner Poss (Bro. Bobby Joe Poss) of Phil Campbell, Ala.; one son, Tobby Warren Turner (Melinda) of Aberden; one sister, Polly Kennedy (Jim) of Gulfport; one brother, Wyman May (Carolyn) of Bettendorf, Iowa; four grandchildren, Dawn Bickerstaff (Danny), Leeandra Grubbs (Jeff), Jennifer Duncan (Chris) and Ethan Turner; six great-grandchildren, Christopher Wright, Tanner Grubbs, Brody Bickerstaff and Isaac, Jacob and Gracie Duncan.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Lucille Dolinger and Inez Genoway; and one daughter, Cathy Whitaker.
Pallbearers will be Jim Kennedy, Jeff Grubbs, Danny Bickerstaff, Ethan Turner, Frank Bender and Donnie Collins.
An online guest registry and condolences may be accessed at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
Gladys Moore
BOONEVILLE – Gladys Barbara Smith Moore, 89, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at Landmark Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Booneville. She was born Jan. 29, 1923, to O.W. and Mae Price Smith. She was a member of Gaston Baptist Church, the Pilot Club, Woman’s Club, Daughters of the American Revolution, Untied Daughters of the Confederacy and several bridge clubs.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Gaston Baptist Church with Bro. Matt Brown and Bro. Ben Parman officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home of Booneville is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by two daughters, Linda (Don) Eubank of Booneville and Barbara (Randy) Morris of Olive Branch; one son, David (Amy) Moore of Booneville; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Troy Moore, in 1991; her parents; one sister, Ruth Winters; and three brothers, Tack Smith, James Luther Smith and Jerry Smith.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie-in state one hour prior to the service Friday at the church.
Memorials may be made to Gaston Baptist Church Building Fund, 1908 Gaston Road, Booneville, MS 38829.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
Lillian Boyd
BELMONT – Lillian “Poss” Boyd, 89, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at The Meadows in Fulton. She was a native of Red Bay, Ala., and a seamstress. She was a member of Tishomingo Baptist Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Robbie Crane officiating. Burial will be in Belmont City Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are two children, Ted Boyd (Geneva) of Decatur, Ala., and Tammie Seaborn (Chris) of Belmont; two grandsons, Richard Boyd (Sherry) of Trinity, Ala., and Scott Boyd (Becky) of Birmingham, Ala.; two granddaughters, Amanda Folks (Tony) and Kayla Cox, all of Belmont; four great-grandchildren, Jackilyn Boyd (Josh), Tyler Boyd, Baylor Boyd and Ashlyn Boyd; and three great-great-grandchildren, Brilee, Brayden and Bryce Boyd.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert Boyd, and four siblings.
Pallbearers will be Ronnie Cox, Richard Boyd, Scott Boyd, Tony Folks, Tyler Boyd and Brian Presley.
Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home in Belmont and until service time on Friday.
Juanita Robertson
VERONA – Juanita Robertson, 78, died Wednesday, Feb 15, 2012, at The Sanctuary Hospice House after an extended illness. A native of Arkansas, she was born Oct 9, 1933, to the Rev. S.J. and Jimmie Carl Garrett Meador. She was a homemaker and loved spending time with her family. She was a member of South Green Baptist Church.
Services will be 3 p.m. Friday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Blake McCain officiating. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Judy Payton (Richard) of Bartlett, Tenn,. and Deborah Crouch of Verona; her brother, James W. Meador of Heth, Ark.; and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Thomas Robertson who died in 1992; and a daughter, Johnna Kay Crouch
Visitation will be 2 p.m. to service time Friday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Maggie C. Evans
SALTILLO – Maggie C. Evans, 93, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at Community Hospice at Darlington Oaks in Verona after a lengthy illness. A native of McNairy County, Tenn., she was born February 24, 1918 to Bill and Lora Huggins Curtis. As a teenager she moved to the Lee County area where she has resided since. She worked as a seamstress for a number of area garment industry. She loved taking care of the flowers in her yard and enjoyed quilting, embroidery, and caring for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of West Jackson Street Baptist Church.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Saltillo Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Dr. Marvin Murphy officiating. Burial will be in Tupelo Memorial Park.
Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn Clayton (Joe) and Jo Lindsey (Morris), all of Saltillo; one sister, Mae Ahlberg of Grayslake, Ill.; six grandchildren, Brad Clayton (Jeni) of Shannon, Rob Clayton and Mindi Goodson (Larry), all of Saltillo, Jesse Steward of Tupelo, Carrol Lindsey (Mika) of Bentonville, Ark, Justin Lindsey of Dallas, Texas; and six great-grandchildren, Nikki Gillentine (Jamie), Katie, Jack and Carson Clayton, Jacob Underwood, and Joleigh Goodson.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Marlin T. Evans who died July 16, 1968; three brothers, Eulis, Bill and Charlie Curtis; two sisters, Ruby Smith and Bertha Lou Williams; and her granddaughter, Amy Clayton.
Pallbearers will be Brad Clayton, Rob Clayton, Jesse Steward, Larry Goodson, Jamie Gillentine and Jacob Underwood.
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Saltillo Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Survival Inc., P.O. Box 171, Saltillo, MS 38866.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Jimmy Thompson
WREN – Jimmy H. Thompson, 61, died on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Born on Nov. 3, 1950, in Nettleton, he was a son of the late Jimmy D. and Mary Adams Thompson. He was a graduate of Nettleton High School, Class of 1970. On Sept. 27, 1975, he married Wanda Wilkinson. Before becoming disabled, he was a truck driver for Hickory Springs Mfg. in Verona. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. A loving and honest man who was always joking, his life revolved around his family. He enjoyed fishing, camping with his family, riding motorcycles with his wife, riding horses, going to auctions and yard sales, gospel music and church hymns. A member of Gold Wing Road Riders Association, he was active in their charity fundraising campaigns.
A Celebration of Life Service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Friendship Baptist Church with Bro. Todd Bowen officiating. Burial will follow in Friendship Cemetery. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Wanda W. Thompson of Wren; sons, Jason H. Thompson (Carrie G. Thompson) and James E. Thompson (Talisha R. Thompson) of Wren; sisters, Dorothy Harlow of Nettleton, Nellie Vernon of Becker and Alice Perry of Florida; grandchildren, Austin Rowell, Dylan Thompson and Emma Grace Thompson; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, John C. Poss; and twin siblings, Willie Poss and Brenda Floyd.
Pallbearers will be Terry “Tubby” Harlow, Rodney Lindsey, Ricky Williams, Johnny Sloan, Glenn Parish and Eddie Adams.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to The Leukemia amp& Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Jeanette C. Mann
IUKA – Jeanette C. Mann, 81, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at her home. She was a member of Iuka Baptist Church and a member of her state championship basketball team in high school. She was the executive director of the Iuka Housing Authority, and a board member of Tishomingo County Schools and the Midway-Pleasant Hill Water Association for many years. She enjoyed antiques, raising poodles and spending time with her grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Stanley Magill, Bro. Tim Dixon and Bro. Tony Curtis officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, John Mann (Reda) of Iuka; three daughters, Debra M. LeMay (Bill), Cheryl Howell and Emily Wooten, all of Iuka; seven grandchildren, Erica Taylor (John-Grady); John Derek Mann, Carrie Clark LeMay, Samantha Mann Hardwick (Drew), Jesse Bryson Mann (Samantha), Chad Braxton Howell and Brad Braxton Howell; and three great-grandchildrenm, Claire Mann Taylor, Cela Cathryn Taylor and Hallie Grace Mann.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Brison Mann, whom she married in 1950; her parents, J.U. and Emma Clark; her son-in-law, Bobby Howell; eight sisters and five brothers; and her granddaughter, Mary Ashley Dancoe.
Pallbearers will be John Derek Mann, Jesse Bryson Mann, Drew Hardwick, John-Grady Taylor, Chad Braxton Howell and Brad Braxton Howell. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Ben Kitchens, Dr. Jerry Stone, Dr. Jim Perkins, Don McNeely and Buddy James.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Iuka Baptist Church Fund; the American Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org; or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
Mary M. Morgan
THAXTON – Mary M. Morgan, 77, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel.

Gerall Monaghan
CHATTANOOGA – Gerall Young Monaghan, 88, formerly of Nettleton, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooge after a long illness. She was born Nov. 28, 1923, in Lee County to Bruce and Maggie Coggin Young. She was a native of Nettleton and had lived in Chattanooga for the past 18 years. She was a retired secretary for the former Peoples Bank and Trust Company in Tupelo and a member of the Shiloh United Methodist Church. She enjoyed working crossword puzzles and being with her grandchildren and her pets.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Shiloh United Methodist Church with the Rev. Aubrey Boren officiating. Burial will be in New Chapel Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Nettleton is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Janice Franks Boyd (Darrell Sr.) of Chattanooga; one stepdaughter, Lynn Curren (Rick) of Chelsea, Ala.; one sister, Eva Monaghan of Birmingham, Ala.; two grandchildren, Bruce Franks (Kelley) and Robin Scruggs (Will); two stepgrandsons, Tanner Curren and Darrell Boyd Jr.; four great-grandchildren, Emily Franks, Adam Franks, Chase Franks Scruggs and Maggie Scruggs; one stepgreat-granddaughter, Sammie Boyd; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Glynn Monaghan; her parents; three sisters, Johnnie Carl Monaghan, Lucille Payne and Annis Pettigrew; four brothers, Sam Thomas Young, Harvey Young, Dave Young and Noel Young.
Pallbearers will be Bruce Franks, Adam Franks, Chase Franks Scruggs, Tanner Curren, Justin Holcomb and John Foster Holcomb.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time Friday.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry and send condolences to www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Edith Grimes
FULTON – Edith Grimes, 99, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Senter Funeral Home in Fulton.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.senterfuneralhomedirectors.com.

John Pepper
EUPORA – John Everett Pepper, 66, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Eupora.
Services are at 2 p.m Friday at Bellefontaine United Methodist Church in Bellefontaine.
Burial is in North Union Cemetery in Webster County. Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Lucille Irby
PONTOTOC – Montye Lucille Irby, 85, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at Graceland Nursing Home in Pontotoc. She was a former homemaker, auto plant worker and grocery store owner. She was a member of West Heights Baptist Church in Pontotoc. She was a member of the Young at Heart Club, a food bank volunteer, elementary school greeter and member of the Wellness Center. An accomplished oil painter, she loved to sew and crochet, garden and supply flowers to church flower arrangements, anything chocolate and eating Mexican food at Mi Pueblo.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Dr. David Hamilton and Bro. Dan Young officiating. Burial will be in New Faith Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Sue Irby Patterson and Stan of Pontotoc; one son, Steve Irby and Sherrye of Pontotoc; grandchildren, Shannon Russell Holcomb and Raymond of Pontotoc, Barry Russell and Michelle of Southaven; great-grandchildren, Catherine and Emily Holcomb of Pontotoc, Reid Russell of Southaven; a brother, Shelby Long of Millington, Tenn.; in-laws, Billy and Robbie Creel, and Janie Long; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, James Irby; her parents, Thaxton and Eunice Conlee Long; sisters, Nina Long Gregory and Louise Long Reynolds; brothers, Leroy Long and Clifton Long.
Pallbearers will be Brent Crawford, Tommy Pennington, Roger Chism, Jerry Self, Bobby Forman and David Huffstatler.
Honorary pallbearers will be the men of West Heights Sanctuary Sunday School Class.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from noon to 2 p.m. Friday.
In lieu of flowers, make donations to Gideons International or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Russell Mae Wortham
OXFORD – Russell Mae Wortham, 68, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at North Hopewell M.B. Church in Taylor.
Burial will be in Yocona Cemetery. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Joseph B. Mosley
IUKA – Joseph B. Mosley, 81, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at his home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka.
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Herbert Majors
WALNUT – Herbert Majors, 72, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at his home. He was born on Sept. 5,1939, to Malcolm and Myrtle Benefield Majors in Memphis. He was retired from TVA and was employed at Ashley Furniture Company. He was amember of Harmony Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and he had been a member of the National Guard.
Graveside service will he at 11 a.m. today at Harmony Cemetery in Walnut with Bro. Brian Tatum and Bro. Clay Hall officiating. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Myra J. Donaldson Majors of Walnut;two daughters, Jerri-Ann Dugas (Chris) of Daphne, Ala., and Judy Pulliam (Todd)of Walnut; four grandchildren,Shelby and Savannah Pulliam, Adalyn and Avery Dugas.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Joe Majors.
Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Dugas, Todd Pulliam, Scott Pulliam, Chad Pulliam, Shane Bourg, Steve Bennett, Jimmy Donaldson, John Donaldson, Robert Allen, Robert Elliott, Sonny Martindale and Robert Watson.
Visitation will be from 7 to 9.30 a.m. at the funeral home.
To view and sign the online guestbook visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.

Wayne Soper
TUPELO – Wayne Soper, 66, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel.

Kennadie Mardis
BOONEVILLE – Kennadie Elise Mardis, 2-year-old daughter of Gregory Allen Conley and Jessica Lynn Kennedy Conley, daughter of died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at her home following a long illness.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Jones Chapel Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Frank Dilworth
DALLAS – Frank Howard Dilworth, 62, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Dallas.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Darden and Sons Funeral Home of Amory.

Gerry Dilworth
CORINTH – Gerry D. Dilworth, 74, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at Magnolia Regional Health Center.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.