Obituaries February 19, 2011

By NEMS Daily Journal

Lucile Loretta
TUPELO – Lucile Loretta Curtis Millsaps, 81, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at her daughter’s residence after an extended illness. She was born Jan. 22, 1930, in Pheba to K.C. and Ida Morie Gibson Curtis. She grew up in Corinth and
graduated from Corinth High School. Earlier in her life, she worked as a medical assistant until she began her career as a wife and homemaker. She was a member of Eastern Star in Corinth and the Aberdeen Garden Club. A resident of Tupelo since 1969, she was a member of First United Methodist Church. Gifted with hospitality and a servant’s heart, she was a wonderful cook and creative baker, and she enjoyed sharing the fruit of her labor. She was a constant life companion and encourager to her husband, Luther, who adored her completely.
The compassion of Christ was evident in her life as she helped those in her community such as shut-ins and the elderly. Lucile Millsaps will be remembered as one who walked out her faith in relationship to family, friends and her community. She taught her family how to love and care for each other by living it out before them. A student of the Word, she often enclosed scripture references in letters to family and friends. As stated in her own words,“I like to say the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) often and try my best to put it into practice.” The legacy she leaves her family stands as a tribute that her life displayed this fruit always.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church with Dr. Landon Dowden officiating. The Rev. Millsaps Dye and Dr. Prentis Gordon will assist. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Cemetery in Corinth. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her daughter, Rita Moffett (T.K.) of Tupelo; one grandchild, Tara Leigh Dowden (Dr. Landon Dowden) of Baton Rouge, La.; three great-grandchildren, Arabella Leigh, Adalaide “Lil Buddy” and Adoniram “Buddy Boy” Dowden; and two sisters, Geraldene McLemore and Myrtle Kitchens, both of Corinth.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 60 years, Luther Millsaps, who died March 16, 2010; and a brother, Kimbrell Curtis.
Pallbearers will be Josh McCahill, Jake McCahill, Bryant Millsaps, Kim Millsaps, Dr. Curtis McLemore and Gerald McLemore. Honorary pallbearers will be Fred and Jean Strange, her caregivers, Betty McLarty, Margie Harris, Eunice McAlister, Martha Stewart, Glenda Hatcher, Lucy Judon; employees of Unity Hospice; and the Cracker Barrel staff.
Visitation will be from noon until service time Sunday at the Gathering Room of the church.
Memorials may be made to Sav-ALife, 100 Parkgate Dr., Ste A-1C,Tupelo MS 38801 or to Habitat for Humanity, 213 West Main, Tupelo MS 38804.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Daniel Smitherman
TUPELO – Daniel Joseph Smitherman, 41, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at his home. He was a resident of Tupelo for 15 years. He was born in Shreveport, La. on Jan. 27, 1970, to Billie Carroll Smitherman and Anita Ann Kimble Smitherman and lived later in Marshall, Texas. A doting father and devoted husband, the loves of his life were his wife, children and Mama.
Services will begin at 4 p.m. Sunday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Michael Dubose officiating.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Smitherman; two children, Elizabeth Ann Smitherman and Gavin Joseph Smitherman, all of Tupelo; his mother, Anita Smitherman of Guntown; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Thomas Lackey
OAKLAND, Tenn. – Thomas Bradley Lackey, 33, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Peebles Fayette County Funeral Home in Oakland, Tenn.
William Pierce
OXFORD – William Lyles Pierce, 84, retired truck driver for the City of Oxford, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at his home in Oxford.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Waller Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Shannon Davis officiating. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 4830 McWillie Circle, Jackson, MS 39206.
To send an online condolence, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.
Barbara Hall
NETTLETON – Barbara Hall, 63, died at her home Friday, Feb. 18, 2011. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary.
Bettie Lockett-Jones
CORINTH – Bettie Thompson Lockett-Jones, 71, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was the owner of Cakes by Bettie and a member of Internal Cake Exploration Society. She was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul’s with the Rev. Ann Benton Fraser officiating. A private family internment will be Monday at Corinth National Cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Richard Hugh Jones of Corinth; her daughters, Kathy Massey (Phillip) of Columbia, Tenn., Tammy Wooldridge (Randy) of Nettleton and Tina Garrett (Robert) of Walnut; a son, Mikael Sundving (Charlotte) of Lidkoping, Sweden; stepsons, Terry Jones (Kelly) of Spring, Texas and Christopher Jones of Houston, Texas; stepdaughter, Marcy Patton of Houston, Texas; nine grandchildren, Amanda Patrick, Teresa Patrick, Michael Wollam, Randi Leigh Wooldridge, Hailey Wooldridge, Eric Massey, Darla Massey, Jesper Sundving and Gustav Sundving; a great-grandchild, Harrison James Massey; eight step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; brother, Clennis Thompson (Dortha) of Bald Knob, Ark.; sisters-in-law, Frances Shaw Thompson of Corinth and Wanda Wood (Frank) of Lawrenceville, Ga.; numerous nieces and nephews; and her exchange students, Lisa, Annika and Nana.
She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Ephron Thompson; her mother, Belle Zadie Sims Thompson; a brother, Charles Taylor Thompson; and her first husband and father of her children, Harry Jones Lockett Jr.
Pallbearers will be Eric Massey, Michael Wollam, Robert Garrett, Terry Jones, Christopher Jones and Troy Robertson.
Visitation will be 2 until 9 p.m. today at Magnolia Funeral Home. The body will lie in repose at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church from 1 p.m. until service time Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society, The American Diabetes Association, Sanctuary Hospice House or St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
Condolences may be offered online at www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.
Connie Wilbanks
BLUE MOUNTAIN – Connie Faye White Wilbanks, 60, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at her home in Blue Mountain. She was born Oct. 1, 1950, to Louise Stephens White and W.C. White. She taught special education in Middleton, Tenn. and had previously taught special education and 5th grade at Pine Grove School. Connie was a member of Blue Mountain Methodist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jerry Bonds, Bro. Jason Harms and Bro. Scott Falgout officiating. Burial will be in New Hope Methodist Church Cemetery. Ripley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Wilbanks of Blue Mountain; one daughter, Shanna Vaughan (Sam) of Blue Mountain; one son, Ken Wilbanks (Ann) of Blue Mountain; her Mother, Louise White of Blue Mountain; two sisters, Peggy Parrish (David) of Memphis and Ginger Yarbrough (Sam) of Pontotoc; two brothers, David White of Millington and Joe White (Sylvia) of Saltillo; and two grandchildren, Andy Vaughan and Alley Wilbanks, both of Blue Mountain.
She was preceded in death by her father; and one sister-in-law, Betty White.
Pallbearers will be Frank Campbell, Arnold Witt, Bobby Grisham, Ronnie Dunnam, Melvin Hill, Bobby Benefield, Johnny Coombs and David Hodges. Honorary pallbearers will be the Staff of Pine Grove School, the Staff of Middleton High, students in her class at Middleton High School and the Congregation of Blue Mountain United Methodist Church.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
To view obituaries online and sign guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.
Hazel Robbins
CORINTH – Hazel Lorine Flatt Robbins, 85, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth.
Visitation is today from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. service time at New Hope United Methodist Church in Michie, Tenn. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
For condolences, go to www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.
David Jones Jr.
BROOKSVILLE – David Jones Jr., 67, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital GTR. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Westbrooks Funeral Home of Aberdeen.
Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, at the funeral home.
Lois Brice
RIPLEY – Lois Ernestine Brice, 82, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ripley Funeral Home.
Josh Wilkes
SALTILLO – Joshua Jay Wilkes, 26, of Saltillo died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born May 14, 1984, the son of Terry and Sheilia Williams Wilkes. A Baptist, he was reared by his stepfather, David Melton, as his own son, after his father died. He loved his family, and his kids were his life. He was an avid Mississippi State fan, a member of Unity Volunteer Fire Department and enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling, playing drums and singing gospel music.
Services will begin at 11 a.m. today at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Anthony Tackett officiating. Jason Clardy will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in Altar Baptist Church Cemetery. Senter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements
Survivors include his wife, Tiffney Johnson Wilkes of Saltillo; sons, Joshua Terry and Zackary Isaiah; daughters, Chloe and Isabella; his mother and stepfather, Shelia and David Melton of Mooreville; brothers, T.J. Wilkes (Shae) of Fulton and Randy Wilkes (Amanda) of Fairview; sister, Nikki Wilkes of Mooreville; stepbrother, David H. Melton (Amber) of Tupelo; stepsister, Kim Priest of Mooreville; 13 nieces and nephews; his best friend, Jason Clardy; and the mother of Chloe and Isabella, Elizabeth Durham.
He was preceded in death by his father, Terry Wilkes; and his grandparents, Billy and Sadie Williams, Ray Wilkes and John and Dolly Barto.
Pallbearers will be Jason Clardy, Timmy Jackson, Melvin Higgins, Richard Priest, Lee Hoasley and John Edwards.
Visitation will be from 8 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Holcomb, Zack Mc Kissak and Unity Volunteer Firefighters.
Donations maybe made to “The Josh Wilkes Childrens Fund” at any Trustmark Bank.
Earnest Cummings
CAROLINA – Earnest A. Cummings, 82, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at Sanctuary Hospice. Born on Oct. 20, 1928, in Tremont, he was a son of James Roy and Ila Viola Palmer Cummings. Mr. Cummings graduated from Tremont High School and was drafted while in college. He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Cummings owned and operated Cummings Grocery in the Evergreen Community before retiring. A faithful member of Carolina Missionary Baptist Church, he was active in Brotherhood. For several years, he served on the Board of Cason Water Department. A wonderful man and his wife’s best friend, his faith and family were important to him. Mr. Cummings enjoyed listening to gospel music, working diligently in his garden, watching basketball and eating out with friends on Friday nights.
A celebration of life service will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory with Bro. Joey Goodwin and Bro. Bobby Wilbanks officiating. Burial will be in New Chapel Cemetery. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Joyce Cummings of Carolina Community; daughters, Debbie (Bill) Wilkes of Memphis, Vicki (Joel) Smith of Carolina Community and Teresa (Mike) Winters of Nettleton; son, Gary (Melanie) Cummings of Memphis; sisters, Mabel (Brent) Coleman of Aberdeen and Mavis (Billy) Riggs of Nettleton; brother, James Cummings of Birmingham, Ala; grandchildren, Jenna and Sara Guasco, Scott and Jeb Smith, Bryson Winters, Garrett Cummings, Justin Winters and Brennen and Peyton Cummings; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Madie and Leather Pierce; and a sister-in-law, Earline Cummings.
Pallbearers will be Scott and Jeb Smith, Bryson Winters, Garrett Cummings, Justin Winters and Brennen Cummings.
Honorary pallbearer will be Peyton Cummings.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Glen Saxon
HOUSTON – Glen Stroup Saxon, 66, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born July 13, 1944, in Houlka to Charlie Henry Carroll Saxon and Oma Earlene Stroup. He was a Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War, the retired owner/operator of Saxon’s Drive In in Houston and was a retired 20 year member of the Houston Volunteer Fire Department.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Houston Funeral Home with the Rev. James Hilderbrand officiating. Burial will be in Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Houston. Houston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Patricia Moye Saxon of Houston; niece, Lyn McClelland and Demsey; nephews, John Kirkpatrick, Carroll Kirkpatrick and Lori, Robert Fryman and Tammy, Rodney Fryman and Lola and Ryan Fryman and Jean; and several great-nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Sylvia Kirkpatrick; and his brother-in-law, Doyle Kirkpatrick.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today and from noon until service time Sunday at the funeral home.
Friends and family may leave a message on our online register book at houstonfuneralhomems.com.
Willie Cummings
TUPELO – Willie Guy Cummings, 83, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Darden and Sons Funeral Home of Amory.
Robert Bailey Sr.
TUPELO – Robert Norman Bailey Sr. died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, after a long illness. He was born May 7, 1929, in Baxley, Ga. to Minnie Lee Bailey and James Leo Bailey. One of 10 children, Norman attended Georgia Tech where he received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering. He held the Professional Engineering designation. While at Georgia Tech, he and his classmates built one of the first computers. He also designed a camera tube used in movie cameras by Hollywood studios. At one time, he held 11 patents. In the fall of 1951, he met his future bride, Lillie M. Tudor, in Augusta, Ga. Their 56-year marriage began February 1952.
Serving in both the U.S. Air Force and Navy, Norman received many awards including the American Defense Medal, WWII Victory Medal and Sharpshooter Medal. He retired as a captain in the Naval Reserve in 1989. He was production manager for South Mississippi Electric Power Association in Hattiesburg from 1972 to 1977. In 1977, he organized Trinity Materials, Inc., a fly ash distributor/material research firm to concrete manufacturers. He functioned as the company’s president until it was sold in 1989.
After retirement, he devoted his life to mission work. As a member and deacon of Temple Baptist Church, Norman organized and escorted medical and teaching missions to Honduras, Jamaica, Russia and Ukraine. His personal witness and testimony brought many people to accept Christ as their savior.
He was a loving father to his four children, and he left his children many memories of weekends at Clark Hill Reservoir and summer camping vacations. He was a patron of the Masters golf tournament and a proud member of Arnie’s Army. He was a runner and golfer. He was a former president of both the Hub City Kiwanis Club and Hattiesburg Chamber of Commerce. He was a Boy Scout Master and member of the District Council, member of the National Society of Professional Engineers and former chairman of MES Professional Engineers in Industry. He was a role model for all who knew him.
A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues. W.E. Pegues Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by three daughters, Sherry (Curtis) Gould of Canton, Ga., Jan Graham of Ridgeland, Patsy (Kevin) Hitt of Tupelo; one son, Robert N. Bailey Jr. (Michele) of Crestview, Fla..; 10 grandchildren, Curt Gould, Chris (Abbey) Gould, Whitney (Gabriel) Herring, Audrey Powell, Matt Hitt, Bailey Hitt, Skye Bailey, Kayla Bailey, Savannah Bailey and Cooper Bailey; and two great-grandchildren, Kayleigh and Christopher Gould; and three sisters, Kay Bailey Von Arx of Pensacola, Fla., Roberta Bailey Rivers of Augusta, Ga. and Louise Bailey Nodal-Johnson of Tucson, Ariz.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lil Bailey in November 2008; his much-loved grandson, Hunter Hitt; five brothers; and one sister.
Pallbearers will be Curtis Gould, Curt Gould, Chris Gould, Kevin Hitt, Matt Hitt, Bailey Hitt and Gabriel Herring.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home in Tupelo.
Donations can be made to Sanctuary Hospice House, 5159 West Main Street, Tupelo, MS 38803 or to Calvary Baptist Church, Benevolence Fund, 501 West Main Street, Tupelo, MS 38804.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Ronnie Waldo
PONTOTOC – Ronnie Dean Waldo, 52, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2011, in Randolph in Pontotoc County. He loved being with his friends.
Services were held at 11a.m. Feb. 1, 2011, at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tootie Ward officiating. Burial was in Oak Forrest Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his sisters, Linda (Bill) Aaron of Toccopola, Bonnie Mathis, Donna Long and Rita Florek, all of Pontotoc, Betty Tackitt (Clyde), Patsy Holley (Joey) and Lisa Tutor; his brothers, Ricky (Dorothy) Waldo of Pontotoc and Jerrell Waldo, both of Pontotoc, Jimmy Tutor (Marty), Jerry Tutor and John Paul Tutor; his sister-in-law, Jo Ruth Waldo; 11 nieces; six nephews; and many great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Estelle Waldo; his father, L.V. Waldo, his brother, Billy Waldo; and his niece, Denise Hollomon.
Pallbearers will be Brandon Chunn, Joshua Chunn, Raymond Blansett, Jo Jo Holley, Randy Chapman and Bubba Mathis.
Memorials can be made to Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
E. Joan Waldo
PONTOTOC – E. Joan Waldo, 65, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at her home. She loved the outdoors; fishing was her favorite. She also loved watching hummingbirds in the Spring and working in her flowers. She was a member of the Church of Christ on Hwy 15.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home with Danny Rogers and Robert Kingley officiating. Burial will be in Pontotoc City Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 41 years, Gaither Lee Waldo; her children, Donna Jones Hay (John), Christopher Ford (Barbara) of Tennessee, Deanna Mahan (Richard), Donna Bullard (Dutch) and Danny Waldo (Kim); 18 grandchildren; her brother, John R. Bells (Peggy); her sisters, Robbie Smith (Walter) and Eurene Lantrip (Lawrence); and two stepdaughters, Susan L. Branscum (Frankie) and Kathy Fortner.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Daisy Austin Belk; her father, John Henry Belk; her sisters, Inez Huprey (John) of California and Ilene Waldo; and one grandson, Blake Ford.
Pallbearers will be John Hay, Bill Wilburn, Cody Laster, Randy English, Mark Jones and Dutch Bullard.
Honorary pallbearers will be John Dalton Bullard and Brock Mahan.
Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Charlie Stegall
AMORY – Charlie Clinton Stegall died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Health Center in Amory. He was born Sept. 6, 1935, in Monroe County, the son of Riley and Ester Bell McKinney Stegall. He was associated with Poplar Springs C.M.E. Church. He married Evelyn Evans on Aug. 13, 1961. They had two daughters. His bond with his daughters was a strong one and will remain in their hearts forever. He was an avid lover of music.
Services will begin at 1 p.m. today at Poplar Springs church with the Rev. Dr. Clementine Mays officiating. Burial will be in New Chapel Cemetery. N.L. Jones amp& Son Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
The body will lie in repose at the church one hour prior to service time.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Evelyn Evans Stegall; daughters, Letricia French (Rufus) of Amory and Charla Stegall-Young of Louisville, Ky.; four children he helped rear, Patricia Ann Evans and Stanley Evans (Sheila), both of Tupelo, Shirley Booker (Charles) of Nashville, Tenn.; and Larry Evans of Texas; two sisters, Emma Stegall of Amory and Jimmie Perks of Smithville; a special brother-in-law, Johnnie L. Young; an aunt, Clevis Owens of Houston; and many grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Sign the guestbook at www.nljonesandsons.com.
Betty Cantrell
AMORY – Betty Brown Cantrell, 81, died on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at her home. Born in Guin, Ala., she was the daughter of Greely and Winnie Palmer Brown. Mrs. Cantrell attended Splunge Elementary School and graduated from Amory High School, Class of 1947, where she was a majorette. A seamstress and a sales clerk, she worked at The Dorothy May Shop and at Casulaire. An active, passionate and longtime member of First Baptist Church in Amory, Mrs. Cantrell was a member of Mary Lib Francis’ Sunday school class. She was also an honorary member of Quincy MB Church. Having a huge Christian influence on her family, Mrs. Cantrell enjoyed spending time with her family and playing with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a former member of The Garden Club, The Home Demonstration Club and sewed for many people in Amory. A 10 year member of Curves in Amory, Mrs. Cantrell loved her time exercising and visiting with friends there. She enjoyed spending time with her husband, who was the love of her life, listening to gospel music with him, walking and talking with her sister on the telephone.
A celebration of life service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church in Amory with Dr. Allen Simpson and the Rev. Jimmy McFatter officiating. Burial will be in Durrett Cemetery. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Jasper “Jack” Cooper Cantrell of Amory; sons, Jerry C. (Jenny) Cantrell and Jimmy (Norma) Cantrell, all of Amory; sister, Katherine B. King of Warrior, Ala.; grandchildren, Carol Cantrell (Josh) Knight of Amory, Ashley Cantrell (Kevin) Springfield of Brownsville, Tenn. and Casey Cantrell of Amory; great-grandchildren, Addison and Silas Knight, Connor and Cody O’Fallon, Abbi Lee Springfield, Kylie Harbin and Cameron and Kenleigh Hadaway; niece, Julie Jett; and nephews, Johnny and Tommy King.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, W.C. “Dub” King.
Pallbearers will be Terry Burks, Gregg Moore, Tommy King, Johnny King, Jackie Palmer and Wayne Faulkner.
Honorary pallbearers will be Mary Lib Francis’ Sunday school class and friends from Curves of Amory.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mrs. Cantrell will lie-in-state at the church on Sunday from 12:30 p.m. until the service hour.
Memorials may be given to the Mission Center Fund or the Benevolence Fund at First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 540, Amory, MS 38821.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Dr. Boyd Zachary
TOWSON, Md. – Dr. Boyd J. Zachary, 83, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at Gilchrist Hospice Center in Towson.
Services will begin at 2 p.m. today at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with the Rev. Mickey Basham officiating.
Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Houlka.
Survivors include his wife, Dr. Annelies Sondheim Zachary; his son, Peter Stefan Zachary (Melinda); two brothers, Everett L. Zachary (Nancy) and James Cecil Zachary;
two sisters, Dorothy Mae Steele (James) and Martha Sue Owens; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Newton Ellis Zachary and Helen Anniemae Walls Zachary; and three siblings, Syble Elaine Zachary, Reba Fay Anderson and Malcolm Dwight Zachary.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to J. Boyd Zachary Dialysis Unit at Bayview Medical Center or the National Kidney Foundation.
Condolences may be offered at

http://www.Browningpontotoc.com.

Lorena Barnes
BOONEVILLE – Lorena Jane Shook Barnes, 78, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville.
Services will begin at 2:30 p.m.Sunday at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Cain’s Chapel Cemetery. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.