By NEMS Daily Journal
BELDEN – James (Jim) Vernon “Daddy James” Davis, 92, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, at his residence after a short illness. A Tate County native, he was born June 16, 1919 to the late Vernon Ashton and Minnie Christian Davis. He was a 1938 graduate of Sherman High School. He served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army 81st Wildcat Infantry Division, Pacific Campaign. He worked at Dr. Pepper Bottling and then at Rockwell Industries, retiring after many years of service. He was a member of the R.E. Lee Masonic Lodge 156.
He was a faithful member of Belden United Methodist Church. As a young man, he focused on working to provide a stable home for his family. He loved being outdoors, enjoying gardening, fishing, woodworking and grooming his yard and property. Later in life, he looked forward each week to fellowshipping with his fellow Veterans at the Wednesday morning breakfast. He reminisced often of his years of service in the Army, and could share stories of serving with honor. He cherished his family and looked forward to daily phone calls and visits. Nothing made him happier than the special times he shared those he loved.
Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W. E. Pegues with the Rev. Danny Wilburn officiating. Burial will be in Maxcy Cemetery.
Survivors include his daughter, Kathryn Lovette (Jimmy) of Wesson; his son, James F. (Bo) Davis (Jean) of New Harmony Community; two brothers, Robert L. Davis (Josephine) of Tupelo and Irvin B. (I.B.)Davis of Saltillo; three grandchildren, Michelle Lovette Kelly (Jonathan) of Wesson, Renee Dulaney (Wayne) of Saltillo, and Keith Davis (Lisa) of Belden; seven great-grandchildren, Jacob Kelly, Ashley and Sloan Dulaney, Hillary and Hamp Shaw, “the twins” Hallie Jane and James Race Davis; two nieces, Nancy Moore and Freida Carisle; special friends, Stacey Stokes, Bonnie Webb, Shirley Irwin, and Judy Ballard.
He was cared for in his final weeks by North Mississippi Hospice. His nurse, Tracey Stewart made sure his every need was met, and Marianna kept him looking good. Caregivers Sarah Tims and Jennifer Green filled his days with entertainment and assured that his final days were peaceful. He was loved by many, and will be greatly missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 68 years, Mary Jane Maxcy Davis who died March 31, 2009; and a grandson, James Michael Davis.
Pallbearers will be Tony Lute, Wayne Hughes, Alvin Vinson, Rex Heygood, Lamar Tutor, Jerry Webb, Ronnie Irwin, Terry Maxcy .
Honorary pallbearers will be the Veterans Wednesday Morning Breakfast Club.
Visitation will be 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Belden United Methodist Church.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
NEW ALBANY – Marion Dewitt Majure, 86, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, at his residence. He was born in Alexander, Ala., to Hurbert Majure and Dollie Parks Majure. He was U.S. Navy veteran of both World War II and the Korean War. He was a retired employee from the Rehab for the Blind, where he worked as a property consultant. He was a lifetime member of the Seneasha Hunting Club in Goodman. He was a member of the Methodist Church in Jackson, and attended the Hillcrest Baptist Church, where he was a member of the Tommie Henderson Sunday School class.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Bishop officiating. Burial will be in the Keownville Cemetery. United Funeral Service in New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia Angieleen Majure of New Albany; three sons, Alan Majure (Chris), Marcus Majure (Lisa) and Philip Majure (Kelly); a stepdaughter, Denise Pugh (Joe); a stepson, Stoney Hardy (Kim); a sister, Carolyn Dearman (Stan) of Philadelphia; a brother, Harlon Majure (Peggy) of Philadelphia; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be his coffee buddies, Boze Hall, Price Senter and Leslie Nanny. Honorary pallbearers will be the American Legion.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
In honor of Majure, United Funeral Service Inc. will fly the flag of the United States Navy at the funeral home during visitation and service.
For online visitation, visit unitedfuneralservice.com.
TUPELO – Shelia Cobb, 56, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs.
HOULKA – Meagan Mekenzie Young, 8, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, at Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center in Memphis. She was born March 24, 2003 in Tupelo. She was a third grader at Houlka Attendance Center in Houlka. She enjoyed playing softball and being with her special group of classmates at Houlka Attendance Center. She loved her family, her teachers and her friends with all her heart.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Houlka First Baptist Church with Bro. David Blackwell, Bro. Jeff Harmon and Bro. Scotty Bland officiating. Burial will be in Collums Cemetery at Bruce. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her parents, Dawn and Zeke Young of Bruce; two brothers, Jamie McMahan and Codie McMahan of Bruce; grandparents, Donna Faison of Bruce, David and Anna Collums of Pittsboro, Danny and Brenda Young of Houlka; great-grandparents, Thelma Hallman of Bruce, Darrell Griffin of Houston, Ben and Mildred Johnson of Sherman, Joann and Darrell Johnson of Houston; great-great-grandmother, Josie Heath of Houston; two aunts, Mendi and Steve Greenway of Mooreville, Michelle and David M. Donovan of Brandon; two uncles, Dewayne Collums of Big Creek and Brad and Mary Beth Allen of Mansville, La.; cousins, Carson and Amy Greenway, Morgan and Brennan Inman, Ashton and Anniston Lyles, Cash aAllen, Trent, TAylor, Kilbie, Macie Collums; four great-aunts and uncles; and a host of cousins.
She was preceded in death by great-grandparents, Ruble Baker, Ross and Amy Young, Cliff and Mary Collums, and Harold Faison; great-great-grandmother, Ruby K. Thomas.
Pallbearers will be Jason Collums, Marty Collums, Shane Graves, Mark Hancock, Jeff Harmon, Josh Huffman, Richard Huffman and Jason Lee. Honorary pallbearers will be Cash Allen, Shawn Brandon Brad Brown, Kolbue Collums, Macie Collums, Taylor Collums, Trent Collums, Amy Greenway, Cason Greenway, Kevin Griggs, Brennan Inman, Morgan INman, Anniston Lyles, Ashton Lyles, Brandon Martin and Mike Peden.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 11 a.m. to service time Saturday at the church.
Online condolences may be made at www.parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com.
NEW ALBANY – John Telmus Jackson, 85, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany. He was born Oct. 8, 1926, in Earl, Ark., to Jenus Jackson and Pearl Hall Jackson. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a retired employee of Mohasco and a member of the Glenfield Baptist Church.
Services will be 3 p.m. Thursday at United Funeral Service Chapel in New Albany with the Rev. Jerry Lowery officiating. Burial will be in the Glenfield Memorial Park. United Funeral Service in New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by two brothers, Haywood Jackson (Jamie) and Shirley Jackson, both of Aurora, Ill
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ethel Cleveland Jackson; a daughter, Kay Windham; a son, Johnny Jackson; and three brothers, Gene Jackson, Jackie Jackson and Jimmy Jackson.
Visitation will be from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
In honor of Mr. Jackson, United Funeral Service Inc. will fly the flag of the United
States Army at the funeral home during visitation and service.
For online visitation visit unitedfuneralservice.com.
Dr. Henry Hill
MABLETON, Ga. – Dr. Henry Willis Hill, 84, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at his home in Mableton, Ga. Dr. Hill earned degrees from Emory University and UCLA. He served in the Georgia National Guard and was a World War II Army veteran. He was a member of the Marietta, Ga., Rotary Club and received numerous awards.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Houston Baker Anderson Hill of Mableton, Ga.; his son John Evans Hill; his daughter, Susan Hill Barrows; two stepsons, John and Bill Anderson; one stepdaughter, Mary York; and three brothers, John Hill and William Hill, both of Mississippi, and Robert Hill of Marietta, Ga.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Evans Hill.
Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home amp& Crematory in Marietta, Ga., was in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be left at www.mayeswarddobbins.com.
BALDWYN – Lillian Ivanell Barnes Samples, 81, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at her daughter’s residence in the Ozark Community. She was born July 26, 1930, to Cecil and Emma Lou Barnes. She was a retired LPN and worked at the Booneville Hospital. She enjoyed crocheting, find-a-word puzzle and reading the Bible. She was the oldest member of the Prospect Baptist Church.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Scott Bridges and Bro Johnny Hamblin officiating. Burial will be in the Prospect Cemetery.
Survivors include daughters, Angelia Newell (Kerry) of the Ozark community, Freda Ruth Austin of Baldwyn; special daughter and caregiver, Darlene Newell; son, Tommy Samples (Kristi) of Fulton; son-in-law, Bobby McCoy of Booneville; brothers, Jerry Barnes (Dorothy) of Booneville, Paul Barnes (Shirley) of Wheeler, Mackie Barnes of Baldwyn; grandchildren, Bobby Alan McCoy (Sonya), Sylvia Wouldridge (Robert), Jessica Ferguson (fiancampé, Heath Ward), Ray Austin (Jessica), Nikki Fuller (Rickey) Jeremiah Samples; seven great-grandchildren, Brady McCoy, Alex and Conner McKinley, Blake Wouldridge, Bryson and Tyler Austin, Nathan Bridges and Brayden Smith; special adopted great- grandchild, Graclyn Kizer; special friend, James Lee Thompson.
She was preceded in death by husband, Thomas Samples; daughter, Charlotte McCoy; great-grandchild, Skylar Ferguson; brother, Ellis Ray Barnes; and sister; Nina Kendall.
Visitation will be 5 to 9 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home.
BOONEVILLE – Patricia Ann “Pat” Holland, 48, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Dec. 25, 1963, in Tupelo, to Charles William Moses and Doris Ann Hunt Moses. She was a sewing machine operator at Corinthian Furniture Manufacturing Company. She was a Baptist. She enjoyed babysitting her grandchildren and going shopping with her daughters.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Scotty Downs officiating. Burial will be in Prentiss Memorial Garden.
She is survived by her husband, Jackie Dale Holland, whom she married on Oct. 16, 1983; two daughters, Jessica Moore and Ashley Brown, both of Booneville; her mother, Doris Moses of Booneville; a brother, William Moses of Booneville; a sister, Darlene Davis of Baldwyn; three grandsons, Cameron Moore, Chandler Moore and Xander Brown, all of Booneville; her mother-in-law, Emma Holland of Booneville.
She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Moses; and her father-in-law, Verlin Holland.
Pallbearers are Colton Bullock, Jim Ed Staggs, Cecil Greer, Jeremy Arnold, West Stephenson and Tyler Joe Graham.
SPOUT SPRINGS – Sadie Ruth Harrison, 80, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, at Golden Living Center Nursing Home in Ripley. She was born March 30, 1931, to Earl B. Moore and Hester Blythe Moore. She was a member of Lowry United Methodist Church. She retired from American Biltrite.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today Wednesday at Lowry United Methodist Church with Bro. Kenneth Harrison and Bro. Joe Brown Street officiating. Burial will be in Lowry Cemetery.
She is survived by one daughter, Tressie Vandygriff (Clifford) of Dumas; one son, Dennis Harrison (Debby) of Ripley; four sisters, Lizzie Dean, Carol Mauney (W.P. “Doc”), Patsy King (Roger), all of Ripley, and Linda Waldon of Walnut; four grandchildren, Tonya Harrison Whitten, Amanda Robbins (James) and Chris Harrison, all of Ripley, and Clifton Vandygriff of Dumas; four great-grandchildren, Logan Whitten, Anthony Robbins, Lainee Robbins and Aiden Miles.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Troy T. Harrison; her parents; one son, Danny Earl Harrison; brother, Jeff Moore; and one grandson, Anthony Harrison.
Pallbearers will be Logan Whitten, Jerry Lee Waldon, Dewayne Dean, Jonathan Jones, Chris Harrison and Clifford Vandygriff.
Honorary pallbearers will be Clifton Vandygriff, D.A. Childs, Anthony Robbins, Lee Roy Harrison, Bobby Richardson, Nickey Guynes and Donnie Guynes.
The body will be at the church by noon today.
To view obituaries online and sign the guest book, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.
COLUMBUS – Elnora Dismukes, 89, died Saturday, Feb, 18 , 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Third Mt.Olive M.B. in West Point. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday.
Johnny Stafford Jr.
PADUCAH, Ky. – Johnny L. Stafford Jr. died Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, after a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson’s Funeral Home of Corinth.
BRUCE – William L. “Fisher” Callington died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at Calhoun County Health services.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Old Town cemetery in Pittsboro. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of the arrangements.
An online registry can be accessed at www.bellememorialfuneralhome.com.
RIPLEY – Aaliyah Jana McWilliams, 17, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center in Memphis. She was born July 11, 1994. She was a senior and honor student at Ripley High School. She played the French horn in the high school marching band and symphonic band. She was a Diamond Girl and a member of HOSA and FCA. She was a member of the Atkins Angels 4-H Club and an Enrichment volunteer.
Services wil be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ripley High School Event Center with Dr. James Dye officiating. Burial will be in Adkins Chapel United Methodist Church in Ripley. Foster and Son Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her mother, Connie (Bobbie) Smith of Ripley; a brother, Demarcus (Melissa) Hampton of Florence, Ala.; her father, Ronald McWilliams of New Albany; four brothers, Reginald Cruse and Ronald Cruse of Tupelo; three sisters, Beverly Cruse, LaToria McWilliams and Trina Senter, all of Tupelo; her grandmother and lifetime governess, Jimmie Dale Smith of Ripley; her grandparents, J.R. and Foresteen McWilliams of New Albany.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Ottawa Smith; and a dear friend, Ashleigh Button.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today with the family hour from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state from 9 a.m. to service time Thursday at the Event Center.
SALTILLO – Annie Mae Hester Sudduth, 83, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2012, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. She was born on Jan. 31, 1929, in Pontotoc County to Alvis and Ollie Mae Shempert Hester. She married Billy Francis Sudduth and they made their home in the Tupelo area where she worked as a seamstress in the garment industry, attended Grace Memorial Baptist Church and raised a family. She was a very good cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family. Her greatest joy in life was her children and grandchildren.
A celebration of life service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Joey Holcomb officiating. Private burial will follow in White Zion Cemetery. Holland Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her son, Jimmy F. Sudduth (Lora) of Lake Piomingo; one sister, Dot Griffin of Houlka; four grandchildren, Tim Sudduth of Tupelo, Mickey Sudduth (Jennifer) of Lake Piomingo, Donald Sudduth (Rebecca) of Tupelo and Sue Brunty (Demian) of New Carlisle, Ind.; 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, Donald Lynn Sudduth; three brothers, Alton, Ottis and Willis Sudduth; and very close friend, Mary Hester.
Pallbearers will be Tim Sudduth, Mickey Sudduth, Donald Sudduth, Tommy Sudduth Jr., Chris Sanchez and James Tate.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 1 p.m. to service time Thursday.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Mississippi Chapter, 1900 Dunbarton Drive, Suite 1, Jackson, MS 39216.
Condolences may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PONTOTOC – Darril “Dan” Wages, 72, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany. He was born July 18, 1939, to Albert and Tempie Hancock Wages. He worked at Rockwell for 29 years. He loved his wife, children, grandchildren and Puppy Love. He enjoyed taking vacations with his family. He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Immanuel Baptist Church with Bro. Melvin Crawley and Bro. Tommy Tackett officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Clara; son, Mancell; daughter, Valerie Wages Tutor (Greg); five grandchildren, Chris, Miranda, Lee Lee, John Tyler Wages and Cristin Reanae Tutor; two nieces, Cindy Bevill Deiz and Lisa Bevil; mother-in-law, Lottie Clayton Hudson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Ollie Wages Bevill; and a brother-in-law, Hughe Cagels Beville.
Pallbearers will be Will Conner, William Anderson, Billy Dorman, Howard Higgins, George Stegall, Jimmy Roberts, Jackie Clayton, Tommy Hancock and Kenny Dillard.
Honorary pallbearers will be Ken Clayton and Ralph Cossey.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, all at the church.
Maxine L. Oaks
DENNIS – Maxine L. Oaks, 84, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2012.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Landmark Baptist Church at Tishomingo. Burial will be in Old Union Cemetery at Belmont. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be at Landmark Baptist Church from 6 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Thursday.
TUPELO – Ellen Frances Howard Clay died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Aug. 1, 1937, to Azo and James Ella Ester Howard in Plantersville. She attended school in Plantersville. She worked at E.R. Carpenter and Independent Furniture for several years until retiring. She was a member of New Zion Missionary Baptist Church. She was family oriented and loved spending time with her grandchildren, singing, dancing and the outdoors.
A life celebration service will be at noon Thursday at New Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Plantersville with the Rev. Celester Davis officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 48 years, James “Mose” Clay; four daughters, Elonda (Joe) Lucas of Mt. Clemens, Mich., Vivian Faye Clay Price of Tupelo, Gwinda (Lewis) Lee of Mt. Clemens and Yolanda “Y” Clay of Tupelo; two sons, David Clay of Southfield, Mich., and James L. Clay (friend, Tina) of Racine, Wis.; four stepchildren, Tammy (Joe) Trice of Verona, Anthony Bradley of Tupelo, Pam Bradley of Guntown and Denise Williams of SunPerry, Wis.; two brothers, Authur Ellis Howard of Toledo, Ohio, and Norman C. Howard of Illinois; three sisters, Geneva Partlow Cannon of Milwaukee, Wis., Lavada Howard Shannon of Plantersville and Franzetta Howard of Illinois; four sisters-in-law, Mable (William) Riley, Ester Cooper and Lettie Brown, all of Inkster, Wis., and Louise (Henry) Rupert of Verona; two brothers-in-law, George (Vonnie) Clay of Verona and Robert (Almenta) Clay of Blue Springs; 14 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; special friend, CLula Clinton and Leroy Kirkendall, both of Tupelo; and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandchild, Marcia Blanks; three sisters, Savannah Traylor Smith, Ruby Ella Little and Fleur Howard Mabry.
Pallbearers will be James Clay, Charon Clay, Derrick Price, Joseph Blanks, Corey Lucas, Ken Parks and Leroy Kirkendall.
Honorary pallbearers will be Adrian Blanks and Clayton Lee.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the J.W. Porter Chapel. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service time Thursday.
Online condolences can be made to the Clay family at www.grayson-porters.com.
TUPELO – Mary Florence Coggins, 89, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, at Cedars Health Care in Tupelo after a brief illness. She was a retired inspector for Hunter-Sadler Manufacturing. She was a member of the Church of Christ and a graduate of Unity High School. She enjoyed crossword puzzles and watching game shows on television.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Waters Funeral Home with Minister Joe Connell officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include daughters, Betty Berthay (Sam) of Saltillo and Carolyn Adams (Roy) of Dallas, Texas; one son, Jimmy Coggins of Saltillo; sisters, Nell Barber (G.W.) and Sarah Young of the Centerville community; four grandchildren, Kim Sanders (Tim) of Baldwyn, Cindy Robinson (Dave) of Tyler, Texas, Brian Leathers (Kim) of Tupelo and Matt Adams (Marie) of Dallas; eight great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Conrad Chester and Sally Elliott Price; great-great-grandson, Knox Cofer; nephew, Steven Young; and brother-in-law, Billy Young.
BELMONT – Dorothy Pardue died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Senter Funeral Home in Fulton.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com.
BOONEVILLE – Mike Bullard, 58, died at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home of Booneville.
OKOLONA – Annie Kim Rogers Pierce, 61, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial of Okolona.
LAFAYETTE, Tenn. – Charlotte Pickle Navickey, 71, died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, at Kindred Hospital in Nashville, Tenn. Born on Oct. 4, 1940, in Smithville, she was the daughter of the late Lonnie and Millie Knight Pickle.
A graveside service with inurnment will be Saturday, March 17, at Wesley Chapel Cemetery. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eecpicklefuneralhome.com.
Therrell Williams Sr.
WREN – Therrell E. Williams Sr., 90, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at The Gregory House at Traceway Manor. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
John E. Fant
CHEROKEE, Ala. – John E. Fant died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, after a brief illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson’s Funeral Home of Corinth.
Willie Mae Simmons
OXFORD – Willie Mae Simmons, 97, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at East Providence M.B. Church.
Burial will be in the Merigold Cemetery.
Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.
OKOLONA – Beactrice Ezell died Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, at Kindred Hospital Northlake in Northlake, Ill.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Jolly Chapel M.B. Church in Okolona. Burial will follow at the Palestine Church Cemetery in Van
Vleet. Carter Funeral Home of Okolona is in charge of the arrangements.
The body will lie in state from 1
p.m. to service time Saturday.
Willie Mae Long
ABERDEEN – Willie Mae Long, 79, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, at Pioneer Community Hospital in Aberdeen.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen.
RED BAY, Ala. – James Leon Bolton, 77, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at his home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala. Burial will be in Red Bay City Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. today at the funeral home.