Obituaries February 21, 2011

By NEMS Daily Journal

Kimberly Watkins
COLUMBUS – Kimberly Diane Watkins, 40, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at Crossgates River Oaks Hospital in Brandon.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Lowndes Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Howell Cemetery in Amory. Lowndes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. Tuesday a the funeral home.
Janie Seymore
NETTLETON – Janie L. Seymore, 56, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Ruth Wells
AMORY – Ruth N. Wells, 92, died on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Jimmy Kimble
NETTLETON – Jimmy Ray Kimble, 65, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at his home after an extended illness. He was born Jan. 22, 1946, in Itawamba County to London and Jessie Rea Lamb Kimble. He was a lifelong resident of Nettleton, was a factory worker in the furniture industry for over 40 years until retirement and was a member of Limestone Baptist Church. He enjoyed going hunting, fishing and racing.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Nettleton with the Rev. Garry Carroll officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Nettleton is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife Carolyn Keith Kimble of Nettleton; one daughter, Lori Franks (Jamie) of Dorsey; one son, Tim Kimble (Joy) of Fulton; six sisters, Geneva Parker and Glenda Sullivan (James), both of Nettleton, Dot Kimble and Doris Mask (Larry), both of Okolona and Helen Kiddy and Ruby Rooker (Robbie), both of Carolina; three brothers, Sammy Kimble (JoAnn) and Fred Anderson (Etoy), both of Nettleton and J.R. Anderson of Grenada; six grandchildren, Timothy Shaune “Boo Boo” Kimble, Summer Dawn Kimble, Maggie Frances Kimble, Shelby Lynn Franks, Olivia Grace Ryan and Robert Nicholas Seymore; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his father-in-law, Bill Keith.
Pallbearers will be Randy Gray, Brad Payne, Ronnie Hester, Allen Sullivan, Vance Kimble and Steven Payne.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dale Gray, Gerald Washington, Kenneth Keith, Marvin Lamb, Danny Washington and Doug Kimble.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry online at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
Jeremy Holder
BOONEVILLE – Jeremy Scott Holder, 25, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Oct. 29, 1985, in Tupelo to Jerry Wayne and Ellen Mae Thomas Holder. He enjoyed writing songs, singing and playing the guitar.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. David Krech and Bro. Robert McCoy officiating. Burial will be in Asbury Methodist Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Brandy Copeland Holder; one daughter, Araina Dianne Inman of the home; one son, Draven Heath Holder of the home; his parents, Jerry and Ellen Holder of Booneville; one brother, Adam Holder of Booneville; his grandmother, Lillie Mae Thomas of Booneville; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Randy and Vicky Copeland.
Visitation will be until service time today at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
L.C. Manning
OXFORD – L.C. Manning, 87, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at his home in Oxford.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building. Burial will be in Oxford Memorial Cemetery in Oxford. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Ray Evelyn Barnes
BOONEVILLE – Ray Evelyn Barnes, 78, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was born Sept. 4, 1932, in Prentiss County to James Arthur and Pearl Fortner Barnes. She was a retired factory worker and a member of Oak Ridge Church of Christ. She enjoyed fishing and working in her yard.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Allen Jones officiating. Burial will be in Sumners Chapel Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her daughter, Cathy Cook Hopkins of Booneville; her sister, Arletta Owens of Booneville; her brother, Jerry Barnes of Iuka; her grandson, Coley Hopkins and his friend, Tiffany Barron; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Bobby D. Hodges; one sister, Inetta Blake; and one brother, Jack Barnes.
Pallbearers will be Rick Bullard, Russ Bullard, Marty Grisham, Gerald Williams, Steven Donaldson and Trey Carpenter.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
Irene Barnes
IUKA – Irene Barnes, 89, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at her home. She was a member of Snowdown United Methodist Church. She was an avid historian and enjoyed researching genealogy for herself and others.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with the Rev. Dale Hathorne officiating. Burial will be in Snowdown Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Danny Barnes (Joyce) of Iuka; one daughter, Delores Smithhart (Tommy) of Jackson; three grandchildren, Julie Huggins (Jason) of Collierville, Tenn, Lisa Russell (Scott) of Asheville, N.C. and Sara Smithhart of Austin, Texas; and two great-grandchildren, Emma and Olivia Huggins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Coleman Barnes; and her parents, W.F. and Julia Biggs Barnes.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Harold, Jeff Butler, Tommy Frederick, Johnny Rhodes, Don Farrar and Don McNeely.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Snowdown Cemetery Fund.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
Thomas Sartain
GOLDEN – Thomas Leslie Sartain, 44, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Nov. 18, 1966, in Groton, Conn. to Thadis Adron and Vera Hogg Sartain. He was a brick mason and loved spending time with his family, his friends and his dogs.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Roger Wood officiating. Burial will be in Joel Cemetery in Dennis. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his mother, Vera Sartain of Belmont; three brothers, Gary Stephen Sartain of Corinth, Donnie W. Sartain of Tishomingo and Jerry A. Sartain of Belmont; and two nephews, Phillip Thadis Sartain and Adron William Sartain, both of Tishomingo; and several aunts, uncles and numerous cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Thadis Adron Sartain; and his grandparents, Jim and Carrie Sartain of Belmont and James and Elizabeth Hogg of Scotland.
Pallbearers will be Steve Sartain, Donnie Sartain, Jerry Sartain, Bronson Miller, Phillip Sartain and Ron Horne.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
‘Benny’ Davis
FULTON – Doyle Benford “Benny” Davis, 65, died Feb. 19, 2011, at his home. He was born Nov. 25, 1945, to Curlee Doyle and Beulah Kate Smith Davis. He was an elder of the Tilden Church of Christ and a lifelong member of the Church of Christ. He was a Sunday school teacher, song leader, and he did individual Bible studies. He directed the first I.A.H.S. Band in 1974-1975. He was band director in Mantachie 1984-85, and he led them to many victories and awards. He was assistant band director to Michael Cates. After retirement, he continued to help and maintain the band equipment. He inspired hundreds of students and musicians in the area. He wrote numerous gospel songs, including the lyrics. He had a song book published that is used at Tilden and other surrounding churches. He was a member of the Harding Concert Choir in 1965-1966. He downloaded guitar and piano accompaniment to use as background for Senter Funeral Home. He had a singing group called Bits and Pieces. He also worked for Doyle Davis and Sons Construction, where he built houses and cabinets. He was band and choir director at New Hope for 3 years and Smithville in 1995-1996. He assisted ICC Band. He played at Country Gentleman Restaurant and Hay Loft Opry and sang with the Travelers Trio in the late 60s.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with David Paden officiating. Burial will be in Tilden Community Cemetery. Senter Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Susan Clayton Davis; his daughter, Shelley (Jeff) Nanney of Fulton; his sons, Corey (Kristie) Davis of Robertsdale, Ala. and Jesse (Carol) Davis of Mantachie; his mother, Beulah Davis; his grandchildren, Amber and Blake Nanney and Taylor and Caroline Davis; his sister, Katy (Eddie) Hardin of Fulton; his brothers, Mickey (Marty) Davis of Dallas, Texas and Richard (Maggie) Davis of Fulton; his mother-in-law, Martha C. Kennedy Davis and her husband, Oma of Fulton; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Doyle Davis; and his father-in-law, E.C. Clayton Jr.
Pallbearers will be Freddy and Junior Tucker, Adam Harbor, Michael Cates, Bunny Bowen and Walter Burns
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 7 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials can be made to Tilden Church of Christ Library, c/o Don Clayton, 7990 Hwy 25 South, Fulton, MS 38843.
Glenn Moore
HOUSTON – Glenn Denny Moore, 78, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at his home in Houston. He was born Jan. 31, 1933, in Broken Bow, Okla. to Dick Moore and Sara Genevive Cook Moore. He was a salesman, boat dealer, farmer and a GE Sales Rep. He was a retired Air Force Veteran of the Korean Conflict, where he served as a Chaplain assistant. He was a member of Chandler Nazarene Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Houston Funeral Home in Houston with Dr. Daniel Heeringa, the Rev. Terry Rhodes and the Rev. Bill Adams officiating. Burial will be in Houston Cemetery in Houston. Houston Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Marie Burks Moore of Houston; his daughters, Glenna and Ronnie Chambers of Parthenon, Ark. and Dr. Kathryn and Mike McCullough of Tupelo; his grandchildren, Anne Marie Felts, Nolly Felts, Amanda Felts Winsor, Glenn McCullough, Paden McCullough, Burks McCullough and Beth Tippett Whitney; his eight great-grandchildren; his brother, Gene Moore of Miami, Fla.; his nieces and nephews, David A. Mattox, Jane Deliman, Pam Harmon, Lace Hancock and Terry Rhodes; and his brother-in-law, R.C. Wheeler.
He was preceded in death by his youngest daughter, Cynthia Moore Tippett; his parents; his sister; Monala Wheeler; and his brother, Bob Moore.
Pallbearers will be Sam Reedy, Douglas Dendy, Nolly Felts II, Frank Russell, David Mattox II and Paden McCullough.
Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Houston First Baptist Church, 201 West Madison St., Houston, MS 38851, or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Friends and family may leave a message at our online register book at houstonfuneralhomems.com.
George Howell
MYRTLE – George Howell, 80, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Foster and Son Funeral Home of Ripley
Robert Hopkins
WALNUT – Robert Keith Hopkins, 56, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at Magnolia Regional Medical Center in Corinth. He was born April 26, 1954, to Robert Franklin and Mary Evelyn Jones Hopkins. He was a truck driver, and he served in the Marines for six years. Mr Hopkins was a Baptist.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Randy Smith officiating. Burial will be in Marlow Church of Christ Cemetery. Ripley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by one daughter, Shalynn Marie Hopkins of Oregon; three sons, Robert Shane Hopkins Sr., Joshawa Lynn Hopkins (Pricilla Mae) and Nathan Adam Hopkins, all of Walnut; two sisters, Shelia Elaine Fazier of Maine and Rebecca Hopkins of Corinth; two brothers, Shawn Philip Hearn of Falkner and Dennis Hopkins of Corinth; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
To view obituaries online and sign guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.
Onice Privette
PONTOTOC – Onice Ramsey Coker Privette, 91, died Saturday, 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.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at McGregor’s Chapel Freewill Baptist Church with Bro. Marcus Coward officiating. Burial will be in Pontotoc City Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include 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 Lavern Fiveash; and one brother, Lou Ramsey, all of Pontotoc; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her beloved grandson, Scott Byrd; her sisters, Callie Tucker, Earline Guymon and infant sister, Nona Ramsey; and her brother, Bogue Ramsey.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Byrd, Randy Coker, Trent Baker, Larry Ramsey, Logan Ramsey and Shannon Coward.
Dian Smith
CORINTH – Dian Smith, 63, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Memorial Funeral Home.
Mattie Hathcock
SMITHVILLE – Mattie Hathcock, 98, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at The Meadows in Fulton. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Smithville.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.