Obituaries February 23, 2011

By NEMS Daily Journal

James Carmikel
VERONA – James Carmikel died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew and Sons Funeral Home in Verona.
Flossie Crosby
DENNIS – Flossie Crosby, 86, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at Tishomingo Manor in Iuka. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home in Belmont.
Mary West
TUPELO – Mary West, 73, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday.
Steve Webb
BROOKSVILLE, Fla. – Steve Allen Webb, 48, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at his residence. Born in Tupelo on Jan. 27, 1963, to John Webb and Anna Hall, he had resided in Brooksville, Fla., for several years. He attended Tupelo High School. He and his wife, Theresa, were married on Nov. 11, 2001.
Services will be handled by Turner Funeral Homes, Brooksville Chapel.
Survivors include his wife of 10 years, Theresa L. Webb; two daughters, Rachael and Brittany Webb; three stepchildren, Rachael, Ashley and Hailey Harris; his mother, Anna Hall; three sisters, Michelle Webb Weeks, Donna Webb Pridgen and Tammy Lamb; and two brothers, Robby Lamb and Bubba Lamb.
He was preceded in death by his father, John Webb; his biological father, Fred Lamb; and his sister, Jennifer Lamb.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to his wife and family.
Johnny Lee Chambers
WEST POINT – Prophet Johnny Lee Chambers, 66, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at his home in West Point. He was born Dec. 4, 1944, in Pawnee, Okla., to Lucille Elizabeth Hargus and Noah Arlie Chambers. He was an international evangelist of the non-denominational faith for 52 years. He married Margaretta Priscilla Ware Chambers on Nov, 19, 2005, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. He has traveled into 64 countries preaching and singing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He has written over 3,000 songs and held more than 380 city-wide tent revivals.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Priscilla Chambers of West Point; two daughters, Kristin Chambers and Candace Chambers, both of Tulsa, Okla.; one son, Johnny Lee Chambers II of Flagstaff, Ariz.; one grandchild, Hunter Chambers; one sister, Geraldine Alsup (Bob) of Tulsa, Okla.; one brother, Glen Chambers of Stillwell, Okla.;
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Charles Chambers and Bud Chambers.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Friday at Calvert Funeral Home.
Friends may leave a Memory Message at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.
A. Rex Parker
BROOKSVILLE – A. Rex Parker, 95, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at Trinity Place Personal Care Center in Columbus. He was a native of Big Creek, where he graduated from high school. He had been a resident of Noxubee County since 1945. He owned and operated Rex Parker Plumbing and Electric Appliance Store in Brooksville for more than 50 years. He was a farmer involved in beef and dairy cattle and cotton farming. He was involved in community affairs including the Noxubee County Soil Conservation District and the Rotary Club. He served on the Board of Directors of the Federal Land Bank in Louisville and later in Starkville. He was a longtime member and deacon of Brooksville Baptist Church. For many years he cared for his wife, an Alzheimer’s patient. He persevered throughout his life and had a great attitude until the very end.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Brooksville Baptist Church with Bro. Danny Avery officiating. Burial will follow in the Brooksville Cemetery. Cockrell Funeral Home of Macon is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Dorothy Nell Holmes of Fairhope, Ala., and Lynn Parker Black of Starkville; one son, J. Rex Parker of Tupelo; one sister, Florence Caldwell of Oxford; seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar Young and Minneola Murphree Parker; his stepmother, Obera; his wife, Essie Cannon; a son, Bill; and three brothers, John Sidney, Isham M. and Tom Hill Parker.
Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until service time today.
The family requests no flowers, please. Instead make donations to the BPME Cemetery Fund, c/o Pat Wright, P.O. Box 121, Brooksville, MS 39739 or Brooksville Baptist Church, c/o Judy Bolin, P.O. Box 52, Brooksville, MS 39739.
Condolences may be left online at www.cockrellfuneralhome.com.
Paul Cogsdell
SALTILLO – Paul Cogsdell, 60, formerly of Amory and Aberdeen, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at his sister’s residence after a brief illness. He was born July 27, 1950, to Jimmy Bean and Chessie Taylor Cogsdell. He was a tow motor driver for MTD Products in Verona and a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of Center Hill Baptist Church in Hamilton. He loved his friends at MTD, but most of all, he loved his two sons.
Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday in the Stateroom at W.E. Pegues in Saltillo with Rev. Terry Edwards officiating. Burial will be in Center Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Cody Paul Cogsdell and Adam Cogsdell, both of Amory; his sister, Martha Bullock of Saltillo; his brothers, Charlie Martin (Lisa) of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; special nieces and nephews, Lisa Moore and Nona Duffie (Mickey), both of Saltillo, and Maeci, Micha and Matthew Martin of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; great-nephews, Joshua Duffie (Robin) and Caleb Duffie of Saltillo; great-great-nephew, Elijah Duffie of Saltillo; and a special friend, Tommy Mink.
Visitation will be noon to service time Thursday at the Saltillo Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to his sister, Martha Bullock, at 185 CR 451, Saltillo, MS 38866.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Ruby Decanter
RIPLEY – Ruby Earline Gray Decanter, 92, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at her home. She was born Sept. 26, 1918, in Tippah County to Charlie Franklin and Mary Catherine Thompson Gray. She was a homemaker. She was a founding member of Grace Bible Church and an honorary member of the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 4881.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at McBride Funeral Home in Ripley with Bro. Randy Hurt and Bro. Randy Smith officiating. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery in Ripley.
Survivors include three daughters, May Catherine Swinford of Ripley, Shirley McMillen of Falkner and Betty Ross (Robert) of Ripley; one son, Gary Decanter (Fredia) of Ripley; two daughters-in-law, Glenda Decanter of Ripley and Linda Smith of Falkner; two sisters, Bernice Kizer of California and Mable Branum of Tennessee; one brother, Jerry Gray; 19 grandchildren, Rickie Decanter (Martha), Diane Hurt (Randy), Robin Miskelly (Mike), Dale Barnes (Linda), Johnny Swinford (Tammy), Lee Earl Swinford (Vickie), Glenda Mathis (Arlin), Ruby Lynn Mullins, Shelia Settlemires (Johnny), Rose Smith, Jerry Decanter (Deb), Tommy Decanter, Rhonda Verner (Mike), Cory Watkins, Amanda Umberger (Sammy), Teresa Burnett, Tammy Moffitt, Craig Ryan and Kevin Decanter (Janet); 40 great-grandchildren and 56 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Milton “Goober” Decanter; her parents; two sons, Cecil and Wayne Decanter; one daughter, Rachel Decanter; three grandsons, Perry Lumpkins, Nickie Decanter and Christopher Decanter; one granddaughter, Carolyn Decanter; and three sisters and five brothers.
Pallbearers will be Jeremy Moffitt, Cody Moffitt, Chris Swinford, Billy Pepper, Robert Swinford and Tyler Barkley.
Honorary pallbearers will be Grace Bible Church Adult Sunday School Class members.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 7 a.m. to service time Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Grace Bible Church, 81 CR 515, Ripley, MS 38663 or Antioch Cemetery Fund, c/o The Peoples Bank, P.O. Drawer 419, Ripley, MS 38663.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.
J.W. Humble
SOUTHAVEN – J.W. Humble, 79, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a retired employee of Americo, where he was a printing/laminating specialist. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He was an avid fisherman.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Brantley Funeral Home in Olive Branch. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Southwoods Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Bobbie Jean Humble; two daughters, Deborah Ferrell (Roger) and Kay Ellis (Steve), both of Cordova, Tenn.; one son, J.W. Humble Jr. (Annette) of Millington, Tenn.; his sister, Mary Elizabeth McDaniel; four brothers, Claude Thompson Humble, Frank Humble, Henry Clay Humble and Nathaniel Humble; two grandchildren, Kevin Ferrell (January) and Lori Ellis; two great-grandchildren, Nathan Ferrell and Heaven Ruiz.
He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Lauren Ellis.
Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. today at the funeral home.
Barbara Hall
NETTLETON – Barbara O. Hall, 63, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at her home. She was born July 20, 1947, to Helen Owens and Nathaniel Dilworth Sr. She was a faithful member of Poplar Springs C.M.E. Church in Shannon. She was a dedicated mother, grandmother, sister and friend, who loved working in her yard and sewing. She was a former employee of Allied Fine Furniture for 21 years and Lane Furniture for 14 years.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Poplar Springs C.M.E. Church with the Rev. Dr. Clementine Mayes officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary of Tupelo is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Carlos (Tasha) Owens of Tupelo and Alex Owens of Nettleton; two stepchildren, Larry Hall Jr. of Amory and Stephanie Hall of Nettleton; two grandchildren, Nygil and Nikolas Owens; four brothers, Pastor Henry ( Luberta) Jeans, Lesley (Kathleen) Owens and Nathaniel Dilworth Jr., all of Shannon, and David (Betty) Owens of Okolona; six sisters, Yvonne Page and Belinda Trice, both of Tupelo, Herbernia Trice of Dallas, Texas, Katherine (James) Morrow of Florissant, Mo., Faenita Dilworth of Columbia, Md., and Trina Scott of Woodlawn, Tenn.; three aunts, Elizabeth Owens, Annie Mae Loving and Alice Smith, all of Shannon; one uncle, Pastor Benjamin (Meldore) Dilworth of Okolona; mother-in-law, Evie Lee Hall of Nettleton; brother-in-law, William Hall Jr.; two sisters-in-laws, Lendia R.Hall and Brenda Washington, all of Nettleton; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Carlos Owens, Garry Golden, Greg Morris, Frank Solorio, Alvarez Fields and Corey Morris.
Honorary pallbearers will be Cedric Owens, Marty Wade, Brian Lao, Maurice Loving Sr. and Vonnie McMullen II.
Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. today at the J.W. Porter Chapel with family and friends hour from 6 until 7 p.m. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service time on Thursday.
Online condolences can be made to the Hall/Owens family at www.grayson-porters.com.
Ola Clark
HOUSTON – Ola Orene Funderburk Clark, 96, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2011. She was born Oct. 2, 1914, in Houlka to John Henry Funderburk and Ida Lou Tallent Funderburk. She was the retired owner/operator of Clark Grocery and a member of Houston First United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Houston Funeral Home with Rev. T. J. Funderburk officiating. Burial will follow at Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Houston. Houston Funeral Home in Houston is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her son, Dr. William F. Clark Jr. (Norma) of Oakland; her grandchildren, Cindy Weatherall of Clarksdale, Darla Walton (Phillip) of Bentonville, Ark., Stacy Clark of Vernon, Ala., and William F. “Trey” Clark III; her great-grandchildren, Amanda Walton of Denver, Colo., Anna Walton of Bentonville, Ark., and Brennen Weatherall of Clarksdale.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Flenoy Clark Sr.; her parents; and her sisters and brothers, Loree Spence, Loenard Funderburk, Willard Funderburk and Bessie Funderburk.
Pallbearers are William F. Clark III, Arlin Spence, Kenneth Funderburk, Thomas Spence, Charles Funderburk and James Edward Clark.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time Thursday at Houston Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
Friends and family may leave a message on the online register book at houstonfuneralhomems.com.
Ruby Taylor
NEW ALBANY – Ruby Louise Cobb Taylor, 85, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at her residence. She was born Jan. 24, 1926, in Union County to Clarence Cobb and Bessie Gordon Cobb. She was a housewife and a member of the First Pentecostal Church in New Albany.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at the United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Charles Cooper officiating. Burial will be in the Vista Memorial Park. United Funeral Service in New Albany is in charge of arrangement.
She is survived by four daughters, Linda Greenwood (Jimmy), Deborah York (Dennis) and Brenda Morphis, all of New Albany, and Mary Kidd (Danny) of Pontotoc; six sons, Windom “Red” Taylor (Debbie) of Blue Springs, John Taylor (Linda) of New Albany, Billy Taylor (Linda) of Ecru, Mike Taylor (Kim) of Pontotoc, Robert Taylor (Peggy) and Roger Taylor, both of New Albany; 32 grandchildren and 64 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Aubrey Thomas Taylor; a brother, Eugene Cobb; three grandchildren, Christey Lynn Taylor, Charles Timothy Taylor and Jerry Wayne Hardin; and a great-grandson, Justin Allen Jackson.
Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
For online condolences, visit unitedfuneralservice.com.
Louise Edge
IUKA – Louise Edge, 82, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. She was a member of Poplar Springs Freewill Baptist Church. She enjoyed sewing, crafts, playing board games with friends, fishing and walking.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Poplar Springs Freewill Baptist Church with Bro. Malcolm Garrett officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Scotty Edge and wife, Brenda, of Counce, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Andy Edge and wife, Debbie, of Counce, Monnie DeBerry and husband, Keith, of Savannah, Tenn., Cher Harrison and husband, Jay, of Counce, and Kelly Edge and wife, Kim, of Counce; nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, J. C. Edge; her parents, Andrew and Ethel Heathcock; a brother, Elton Heathcock; and a sister, Velma Crowe.
The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Poplar Springs Freewill Baptist Church, 3605 Hwy. 25 North, Iuka, MS 38852, or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718; by phone at (800) ACS-2345; or online at www.cancer.org.
Annie Martin
NEW ALBANY – Annie Grace Brown Martin, 81, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at Winston County Hospital in Louisville. She was born Nov. 12, 1929, in Pontotoc County to Laphrenia Ottis and Mattie Roseanna Clayton Brown. She was retired from the grocery business. She loved working in her flower beds and making crafts. She was very loving and always greeted everyone with a hug. She was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at United Funeral Service with Dr. Kermit McGregor and Rev. Donnie Schuman officiating. Burial will be in Vista Memorial Park.
She is survived by a daughter, Debra Cook (Terry) of Myrtle; five sisters, Lavonia LaFrain, Ottis Davis, and Mary Jo Alexander, all of New Albany, Novella Foster of Winborn and Jean Everett of Millington, Tenn.; two grandsons, Brandon Cook and Bryan Cook.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jimmy E. Martin; two sisters, Inez Gregory and Jewell Potts; and three brothers, Otto Brown, Dewitt Brown and James L. “Pete” Brown.
Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
The family requests that memorials be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church Building Fund, New Albany, MS or to Alzheimer’s Association, 919 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 1000, Chicago, IL 60611.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.
Nicholas Gliatta Jr.
YOUNGSVILLE, N.C. – Nicholas Anthony Gliatta Jr., 66, died Thursday, Feb, 17, 2011, at VA Medical Center in Durham, N.C. He was born in Batesville on Nov, 22, 1944, the son of Johnnie Preston Daugherty and Nicholas Anthony Gliatta Sr. He was reared by his mother and stepfather, Robert Fulton Martin. He served his country in the U.S. Marines during the Vietnam War from 1967-1974. He loved watching football and NASCAR, and fishing.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at New Hope Baptist Church in Myrtle with Bro. Randy Futral officiating. United Funeral Service of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Cathy Christian Gliatta of Fulton; a son, Anthony (Debra) Gliatta of Saltillo; three daughters, Teresa (Robert) Holcomb of Verona, Rhonda Bolen of Saltillo and Angela (Mike) Kirk of New Albany; two stepchildren, Chris Christian of Fulton and Cassie (Cody) Hodge of Pontotoc; two sisters, Ellen (Joe) Holifield of Laurel and Sammie (John) Dredge of Mobile, Ala.; one brother, Tommy (Jennifer) Martin of Nashville, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Johnnie Daugherty Martin, and his stepfather, Robert Fulton Martin.
The family requests any memorial contributions be made to the VA Medical Center, 508 Fulton Street, Durham, NC 27705.
Bob Crawford
BLUE SPRINGS – Robert E. “Bob” Crawford, 80, died Monday, Feb, 21, 2011, at his residence after an extended illness. A native of Missouri, he was born April 7, 1930. He was a retired security guard for the Mall at Barnes Crossing. He served his country proudly, spending six years in the Marine Corps during the Korean conflict. He was a member of the Marine Corps League and the Vietnam Veterans Association.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. today at the Veterans Memorial at Veterans Park. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Judith Crawford of Blue Springs; his children, Terry Robinson (Samuel) of Blue Springs, Gary Crawford of Missouri, Michael Crawford and Regina Crawford of Oregan; his stepchildren, Annette Woods (Jim) of Stockton, Mo., Kenneth Grady (Mary) of Phillipsburg, Mo., and Bruce Grady of Orlando, Fla.; one sister, Rosemary Schauwecker of St. Louis, Mo., 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Vietnam Veterans Association and Marine Corps League.
Memorials may be made to The Tupelo Veterans Memorial, P.O. Box 3608, Tupelo MS 38803; or Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 842, P.O. Box 82, Tupelo MS 38804.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Ann Littleton
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. – Ann Winters Littleton, 80, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at the McGraw Center-Community Hospice in Jacksonville, Fla. She was born May 14, 1930, in Greenwood to Pearlie Mae Corker and Samuel Winters. She moved to Jacksonville Beach on June 1, 2010. Mrs. Littleton was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of West Point. She was a member of Martha Chapter 53 Order of the Eastern Star. She married Harlan Eugene Littleton on July 23, 1955, in Greenwood. He preceded her in death on May 15, 2001.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dale Funderburg officiating. Burial will follow in the afternoon at Evergreen Cemetery in North Carrollton. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Clint E. Littleton (Antonette) of Jacksonville, Fla.; one granddaughter, Christine Elizabeth Littleton; her sister, Loraine Kestor of Walton, Ind.
She was preceded in death by four sisters, Alma Sheets, Thelma Greene, Mildred Lahoda and Hazel Blackledge, and her brother, Bill amp”Sonnyamp” Winters.
Honorary pallbearers will be Carolyn Bethany, David Meadows, Gerald Cole and the staff at McGraw Center.
Memorials may be made to Community Hospice, 4715 Worrall Way, Jacksonville, FL 32224.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Calvert Funeral Home.
Friends may leave a Memory Message at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.
Ann Singleton
OKOLONA – Ann Laureen Southern Singleton, 74, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa, Ala. She was born June 23, 1936, in Elwood, Ind., to Ray and Opal Southern. She lived in Okolona for 33 years, but had resided in Gordo, Ala., for the past year. She was a retired office clerk and a member of the Okolona First Baptist Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family, working on her ceramics and craft projects, and her family pets, Tiki and Molly.
A Celebration of Life service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Holland Funeral Home, Okolona Chapel, with Dr. David Eldridge officiating. Private graveside services will follow in East Chickasaw Memorial Gardens.
She is survived by one son, David Singleton (Kimberley) of Gordo, Ala.; one grandson, Boomer Singleton (fiancampée, Lauren) of Gordo, Ala.; one granddaughter, Katie Evans (Caleb) of Jamestown, Tenn.; one great-granddaughter, Kaylee Beth Evans of Jamestown, Tenn.; four brothers, Ronald Southern (Arlene) of Bristol, Ind., Steve Southern (Susie) of Elwood, Ind., Rodger Southern (Kanda) of Elwood, Ind., and Kevin Southern (Cindy) of Goshen, Ind.; three sisters, Carol Marshall of Elwood, Ind., Judy McClish (Jerry) of Olmsted Township, Ohio, and Linda Southern of Elwood, Ind.; one sister-in-law, Sharon (Jesse) Wagers of West Chester, Ohio; special lifelong friends, Don and Vick Clark of Shannon.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Troy Jackson “Jack” Singleton; her son, Michael Wayne Singleton; and one sister, Maureen Southern.
Pallbearers will be Boomer Singleton, Caleb Evans, Chris Oswalt, Don Clark, Murry Blankenship and Garry Lawrence.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 1 p.m. to service time Friday at the funeral home.
Essence Welch
BOONEVILLE – Essence D. Welch died Monday, Feb. 21, 2011. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew and Sons Funeral Home in Booneville.
Pearl Hays
SPARTA, Ill. – Pearl Lindsay Hays, 102, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011. She was born Nov. 6, 1908, in Sparta, Ill., to Samuel Lindsay and Anna Nairn Lindsay. She was the wife of William R. “Butch” Hays. She was a member of Tilden Presbyterian Church in Tilden, Ill. She was an eighth grade teacher in Teacher Unit District 140. She was a member of the Odd Fellows and Rebecca’s Women’s Missionary Society.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Tilden Presbyterian Church in Tilden, Ill., with the Rev. Dennis Hamilton officiating. Burial will be in Hill Prairie Cemetery in Sparta, Ill. McDaniel Funeral Home of Sparta, Ill., is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Marilyn (Jim) Cobbs of Mounds, Ill., and Virginia (Jim) Weaver of Tennessee; two sons, Curtis (Sharon) Hays of Tupelo and Richard (Julie) Hays of Sparta, Ill.; seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband; one brother, Ralph; and one sister, Flossie Fulton.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to service time Thursday at the church.
Memorials may be made to the Church Women Missionary Society or to Hospice.
Friends may sign the guestbook at www.mcdanielfh.com.
Albert Herron
OKOLONA – Albert Herron, 83, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at his home. He was born June 7, 1927, to Jesse Herron and Mattie Jarman. He was a former employee of Delta and a member of the Eastern Star M.B. Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Williams Memorial Funeral Home with the Rev. J.D. King officiating. Burial will be in the Okolona Cemetery.
Survivors include his cousins and caregivers, Robert and Bobbie Montgomery of Okolona, Melvin Baldwin (Iris) of Yorktown, Va., Robert Montgomery Jr. of Okolona and Michael Montgomery (Pam) of Alabaster, Ala.
Carolyn McVay
CHEROKEE, Ala. – Carolyn McVay died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at Wayne Medical Center in Waynesboro, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka.
Zora Duncan
RIPLEY – Zora Faye Duncan, 98, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at Mississippi Care Center in Corinth. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ripley Funeral Home.
Shirley Johnson
BOONEVILLE – Shirley Johnson, 71, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at Cornerstone Health and Rehabilitation Center in Corinth. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Booneville Funeral Home.
Yovonna Spearman
OXFORD – Yovonna Spearman, 32, formerly of Pontotoc, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.