Obituaries February 20, 2011

By NEMS Daily Journal

Jimmy Kimble
NETTLETON – Jimmy Ray Kimble, 65, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at his home after an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Nettleton.
Reuben Barber
MEMPHIS – Reuben Herman Barber, 90, of Memphis, died Feb. 17, 2011, at Baptist East in Memphis. Mr. Barber was born Sept. 17, 1920, in Spring Hil near Saltillo. He was the son of Jess and Sallie Barber and the brother of Griffin Barber. He was a salesman most of his life and never met anyone he could not befriend. Mr. Barber was a dedicated father and member of the Germantown Church of Christ. Herman was a friend to everyone, and he will be missed by all.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Forest Hill South Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Southwoods in Memphis.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jewellene Barber; his son, Joseph Herman Barber (Leigh) of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; his daughter, Virginia Petrocella of Raleigh, N.C.; three grandchildren, Chase Bartell, Haleigh Barber and Olivia Petrocella; and two nephews, Edward and Benny.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jess and Sallie Barber; and his brother, Griffin Barber.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Mary Carpenter
CALHOUN CITY – Mary Ellen Carpenter, 62, died Feb. 18, 2011, at her home. She was born Dec. 16, 1948. She was a member of Pittsboro Pentecostal Church.
A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Pryor Funeral Home with the Rev. Jacob Glass officiating. Pryor Funeral Home of Calhoun City is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Richard L. Carpenter of Calhoun City; her son, William E. (Mary) Daniels of Clanton, Ala.; her sisters, Josephine Gayden of Coldwater and Carolyn (Jimmy) Snider of Desoto, Mo.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Frances Tingle; two brothers; and two sisters.
Honorary pallbearers are the staff of Unity Hospice in Grenada for their loving help.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Unity Hospice, 1300 Sunset Dr. Suite Z, Grenada, MS.
Online condolences can be left at Pryorfuneralhome.com.
Maggie Curry
WATERFORD – Maggie Lorine Curry, 56, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at her home in Oxford.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Greenfield Presbyterian Church in Waterford. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum amp& Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of arrangements.
The remains will lie in repose from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The remains will lie in state from noon until 12:55 Monday at the church.
Paul Lothenore
CORINTH – Paul E. “Buddy” Lothenore, 78, died Feb. 16, 2011, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis.
Services will be at noon Tuesday at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Burial will be in Roseville District Cemetery in Roseville, Calif. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.
Visit www.magnoliafuneralhome.net to send condolences.
James Davis
HAMILTON – James Thearl Davis, 78, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at his home. He was born July 28, 1932, in Lackey to Ollie Wilford Davis and Annie Mae Godfrey Davis. He was a life long resident of Monroe County. He was a member of New Prospect Baptist Church. He was retired after 49 years as a supervisor for Phillips Contracting Company. He was a Veteran of the Korean War.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at New Prospect Baptist Church with the Rev. John Maxey and Sis. Helen Smith officiating. Burial will be in New Prospect Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Evie Rhee Honeycutt Davis of Hamilton; two daughters, Glenda Drake and husband, Phillip of Hamilton and Becky Spear and husband, Randy of Trussville, Ala.; one son, Mickey Davis and wife, Vicky of Hamilton; one sister, Annie Katheryn Winders of Lackey; one brother, Harold Lloyd Davis of Hamilton; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, James Derrell Davis; one sister, Mattie Sue Davis; and three brothers, Bobby Wayne Davis, Wilford Eugene Davis and William Fred Davis.
Pallbearers will be Brandon Davis, David Davis, Daniel Drake, Kyle Scott, Bill Davis, Kenny Boggan, Kimberly Davis and Dawn Boggan.
Honorary pallbearers will be J.C. Evans, Sam Pierce, Charles Smith, Bailey Boggan, Dallas Davis and Hunter Scott.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be sent to the New Prospect Building fund.
An online guest registry and condolences may be accessed at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
Minister Lennie Givhan
TUPELO – Minister Lennie Mae “Momma Lennie” Copeland Givhan, 63, died Feb. 16, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born March 20, 1947, to Annie Pearl Bradley and Leonard Copeland. She was raised by her stepfather, Lee Bradley. She worked at Rosato’s Manufacturing for 16 years, and she was a domestic worker until her health failed. She was a faithful member of Chapel Grove Holiness Church of Chesterville, serving as assistant pastor for 10 years.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Chapel Grove Holiness Church in Chesterville with Pastor Dennis Boyd officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Grove Cemetery. N.L. Jones Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 44 years, Mr. Raymond Givhan; five children, Doris (Clyde) Rogers, Samantha (Jackie) Westbrook, Kimberly (Robert) Montgomery, Bertrand (Peggy) Givhan and Crystal (Rico) Hurst; 18 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father and her stepfather.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the Eck and Georgia Shumpert Memorial Chapel at the funeral home. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service time Monday at the church.
To sign the online guestbook, visit nljonesandson.com.
Onice Ramsey Coker Privette
PONTOTOC – Onice Ramsey Coker Privette, 91, died Feb. 19, 2011, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born Sept. 25, 1919, in Pontotoc County to Mary Etta Hardin Ramsey and Louis Monroe Ramsey. Onice loved her family dearly and was generous with everyone. She traveled extensively and enjoyed being with people. She was a charter member of McGregor’s Chapel Freewill Baptist Church, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the Moose Club, a supporter of the Disabled American Veterans and an honored sponsoring member of the United Services Organization.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today, Feb. 20, 2011, at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home, 270 Coffee Street, Pontotoc, MS.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb, 21, 2011, at McGregor’s Chapel Freewill Baptist Church, Highway 6 West, Pontotoc, MS with Bro. Marcus Coward officiating. Burial will be in Pontotoc City Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home, 270 Coffee Street, Pontotoc, MS is in charge of arrangements.
Surviving to cherish her memory are her daughter, June Byrd (Les) of Arlington, Texas; son, Terrell Coker of Pontotoc; grandchildren, Jeff Byrd (Ellie) of Burlingane, Calif. and Lisa Coker, Randy Coker (Leigh Ann) and Nicole Coker Strawn (Phillip), all of Pontotoc; two sisters, Laverlin “B” Baker (Francis) and Laverne Fiveash; and one brother, Lou Ramsey, all of Pontotoc.
She had six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her beloved grandson, Scott Byrd; her sister, Callie Tucker; and her brother, Bogue Ramsey.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Byrd, Randy Coker, Trent Baker, Larry Ramsey, Logan Ramsey and Shannon Coward.
‘Buck’ Raley
BANNER – Edward “Buck” Raley, 70, died Feb. 18, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North in Oxford. He was born May 29, 1940, in Water Valley. He was a Member of O’Tuckolofa Baptist Church. He was a retired manager of Dowdle Gas and Vend A Snack. He was an avid fisherman, gardener and a loving father.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dennis Dorris officiating and Bro. Dan Dickerson assisting. Burial will be in Mt. Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery in Banner. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Anne Henry Raley of Banner; two daughters, Suzette Kitchen and husband, Bob of Plantersville and Crystal Turner and husband, Tyrone of Eupora; three sons, Barry Raley of Oxford, Tony Raley of Banner and Jeffrey Walters of Pontotoc; one sister, Barbara Grant and husband, Jimmy of Haleyville, Ala; and three grandchildren, Gabriel Turner, Michael Turner and Jessica Turner.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Loyd Elbert Raley and Thelma Ashmore Raley; and a brother, Lynn Raley.
Pallbearers will be Terry Davis, Andy Edwards, Stephen Gorone, Horace Hardy, Rob May, Bo Massey, Nathan Massey and Tyrone Turner.
Honorary pallbearers will be Andrew Edwards, Jim Hodge and Leonard Poynor.
Glenn Moore
HOUSTON – Glenn D. Moore, 78, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at his home in Houston. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Houston Funeral Home of Houston.
Robert Hopkins
WALNUT – Robert Keith Hopkins, 56, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at Magnolia Regional Medical Center in Corinth. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ripley Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Lorena Griffin
EUPORA – Lorena Doss amp”Loamp” Griffin, 88, retired school librarian, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Eupora.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Webster County. Oliver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of arrangements.
Virginia Bullard
CORINTH – Virginia Bullard, 86, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Glen. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Glen is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home in Glen.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sunbelt Christian Youth Ranch in Lake, Miss. at www.sunbeltranch.org.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
Clarence Williams
FLORENCE, Ala. – Clarence A. Williams, 83, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at Merrill Gardens in Florence, Ala. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict, and he was retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 30 years of service in Prentiss County. He was a very independent person, but he was very generous in regards to other people. He was a true handy man and a “jack of all trades.” He enjoyed yard work, gardening, traveling and automobiles.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Gene Gist and Bro. Cecil Woodruff officiating. Burial will be in Tishomingo Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his nephew, James Robert Williams (Chiquita) of Richmond, Ky.; his niece and primary caregive, Ann Harvey (Ron) of Florence, Ala.; one brother, John Leonard Williams (Norma) of Havana, Ill.; a host of nieces and nephews; and special friends, John and Delores Smith, Charlie and Peggy Gilley, Carrie Coggins, Terry and Dan Brinkman, Roger and Lisa Smith and Barbara Spencer McKinney.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 50 years, Bennie Sue Williams; his parents, Robert I. and Minne Murphy Williams; five brothers, James Clifford, Earnest, Clemit, Lester and Oneal Williams; and one sister, Bobbie Holland.
Pallbearers will be Pat Williams, Dan Brinkman, Roger Smith, George Yow, Kenneth Murray and Darrell Nelson.
Honorary pallbearers will be John Smith, Charlie Gilley and Joe Johnson.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. today at the funeral home in Iuka.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association at www.heart.org or to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
Prince Cameron
RIPLEY – Prince Albert Cameron, 87, died Feb. 19, 2011, at Tippah County Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany.
Lenese Esters
FULTON – Lenese Standifer Esters, 67, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at her home. She was a faithful member of New Chapel CME Church in Fulton, where she was president of the adult choir, class leader, superintendent of Sunday school and a member on the Missionary Board. She was an employee at Hickory Hill until retirement.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at New Chapel CME Church in Fulton with the Rev. Dr. Luther Minor officiating and the Rev. Charles Young delivering the eulogy. Jackson Mortuary of Aberdeen is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include three daughters, Ann Whitfield, Stephanie Esters, both of Fulton and Paula Esters of Tupelo; one son, Sammie Esters Jr. of Tupelo; one brother, S.B. Standifer of Fulton; one sister, Daphne (James) Lane of Tupelo; six grandchildren, Robert Joy, Zavier Whitfield, Moneque Esters, DeVante Witherspoon, DeAnte’ Whitfield and Alexis Freeman; and two great-grands, Robert Joy Jr. and Asya Joy.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Oliver and Dezzie Standifer.
Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the church.
Onice Ramsey Coker Privette
PONTOTOC – Onice Ramsey Coker Privette, 91, died Feb. 19, 2011, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born Sept. 25, 1919, in Pontotoc County to Mary Etta Hardin Ramsey and Louis Monroe Ramsey. Onice loved her family dearly and was generous with everyone. She traveled extensively and enjoyed being with people. She was a charter member of McGregor’s Chapel Freewill Baptist Church, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the Moose Club, a supporter of the Disabled American Veterans and an honored sponsoring member of the United Services Organization.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today, Feb. 20, 2011, at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home, 270 Coffee Street, Pontotoc, MS.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb, 21, 2011, at McGregor’s Chapel Freewill Baptist Church, Highway 6 West, Pontotoc, MS with Bro. Marcus Coward officiating. Burial will be in Pontotoc City Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home, 270 Coffee Street, Pontotoc, MS is in charge of arrangements.
Surviving to cherish her memory are her daughter, June Byrd (Les) of Arlington, Texas; son, Terrell Coker of Pontotoc; grandchildren, Jeff Byrd (Ellie) of Burlingane, Calif. and Lisa Coker, Randy Coker (Leigh Ann) and Nicole Coker Strawn (Phillip), all of Pontotoc; two sisters, Laverlin “B” Baker (Francis) and Laverne Fiveash; and one brother, Lou Ramsey, all of Pontotoc.
She had six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her beloved grandson, Scott Byrd; her sister, Callie Tucker; and her brother, Bogue Ramsey.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Byrd, Randy Coker, Trent Baker, Larry Ramsey, Logan Ramsey and Shannon Coward.
Jeremy Holder
BOONEVILLE – Jeremy Holder, 25, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home.
Albert Herron
OKOLONA – Albert “Sonny” Herron, 83, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial Funeral Home of Okolona.
Jeanette Hall
HOUSTON, Texas – Jeanette Cobb Hall, 85, died Feb. 16, 2011. She was born April 6, 1925. She was the granddaughter of Tom and Fannie Crayton-Cobb. She began her life in the Red Hill Community of Union County, attended Red Hill Rosenwald School and worshipped at Red Hill MBC. As a teenager, she moved to Tupelo, attended George Washington Carver High School and enthusiastically danced at several social functions at the Elks Lodge. She moved to Houston, Texas in the 1940’s, where she met and married James Hall, the father of her only child, Tracie Marie Hall.
She attended Franklin Beauty School, managed Buck Street Beauty Shop in Fifth Ward, Houston, Texas and opened Jeanette’s Beauty Bazaar in the Pleasantville Community of Houston, Texas. She served as president of the Futuramistics Social Club and was affiliated with The El Dorado Social Club in Third Ward, Houston, Texas.
She is survived by her caring and devoted daughter, Tracie.
She is preceded in death by her husband, James.
No local services are scheduled. Beasley Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of local arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to A Better Chance Inc, Development Office c/o Jeanette Hall, 240 West 35th St, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10001-2506.