Obituaries February 29, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

Mobley Robinson
PONTOTOC–Mobley Joseph Robinson passed into the eternal care of the Lord God, merciful and gracious, on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. Born May 14, 2010, we were given 22 wonderful months with him on this side of eternity. Mobley was the youngest son of Matthew and Meagan Robinson of Pontotoc.
Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. today, Feb. 29, 2012, at Pegues Funeral Home at 535 West Jefferson Street in Tupelo. Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 1, at Lawndale Presbyterian Church at 1500 Lawndale Drive, Tupelo; with Rev. John Snyder of Christ Church New Albany officiating. Burial will be at Tupelo Memorial Park with no graveside service.
Mobley is survived by his parents; two sisters, Michaela and Magnolia; one brother, Miles; his grandparents, Nancy and John Bishop of Smithville, Mike and Rhonda Altom of Chesterville, and John and Peggie Robinson of Tupelo; his aunts and uncles, Michael Altom, Melissa Funderburk, Stephanie Kennedy, Brandon Holley, and Dr. John White; and several beloved cousins. Pallbearers will be Michael Altom, Ron Brandon, Brandon Holley and Jon Yerby.
“And if ye will take the loan of a child, and give him back again to our Lord smiling, (as His borrowed goods should return to Him), believe that he is not gone away, but sent before; and that the change of the country should make you think, that he is not lost to you who is found to Christ, and that he is now before you; and that the dead in Christ shall be raised again. A going-down star is not annihilated, but shall appear again. If he hath casten his bloom and flower, the bloom is fallen in heaven, into Christ’s lap. And as he was lent a while to time, so is he given now to eternity, which will take yourself. The difference of your shipping and his to heaven and Christ’s shore, the land of life, is only in some few years, which weareth every day shorter; and some short and soonreckoned summers will give you a meeting with him. But what! With him? Nay, but with a better company; with the Chief and Leader of the heavenly troops, that are riding on white horses, that are triumphing in glory.” — Samuel Rutherford (1600-1661); Letters.
In lieu of flowers, Matt and Meagan are requesting that Christians joyfully participate in the Great Commission by giving sacrificially to HeartCry Missionary Society at www.heartcrymissionary.com or through Christ Church New Albany, 608 Hamilton Drive, New Albany, MS 38652.
“Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them.” – Psalm 139:16.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Clinton Carroll Sr.
BOONEVILLE – Clinton Larry Carroll Sr., businessman, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at his home, following a long illness. He was born Jan. 12, 1941, in Corinth to Clinton Melvin Carroll and Ruby Bernice Cartwright Carroll.
He was a 1959 Booneville High School graduate, lettering all four years playing tackle on the football team and being named All Conference in his senior year. He graduated from Northeast Junior College in 1962. He graduated from Mississippi State University in January 1964 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dairy Manufacturing. He worked as Quality Control manager and foreman for Safeway Stores’ Dairy Manufacturing Plant in Ft. Worth, Texas, from 1964 until 1966. He then became plant manager of the Sealtest Manufacturing Plant in Atlanta in 1967. In 1968, he moved to Fulton, Ky., and worked as plant manager for Turner Dairies until 1975.
In 1975, he went into sales, taking a position as a territory sales manager for Bessire and Company of Memphis. In 1982, he formed Carroll and Chatham Sales Inc. He continued to operate and be president of this business until his retirement.
He served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Northeast Mississippi Community College from May 1997 until December 2001. For many years, he and his wife have been active members of Liberty United Methodist Church, where he served as chairman of the Pastor Parish Relations Committee and chairman of the Finance Committee. In his spare time, he was an avid golfer and jogger. He and his wife, Ruth, enjoyed traveling and spending time with their grandchildren. In recent years, they went on Alaskan cruises and visited Yellowstone National Park.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Evans Holder Carroll, whom he married on Sept. 3, 1960; two children, Camille Carroll Shoffner and Clinton Larry Carroll Jr., both of Booneville. Camille is married to Frank Shoffner and she has three children, Benjamin Burns, Evan Burns and Clinton Rex Shoffner. Clinton Jr. is married to the former Mary George “Georgie” Egger of Caledonia.
He is also survived by a brother, Billy Joe Carroll of Selmer, Tenn.; a great-granddaughter, Adelisa Grace Burns of Baldwyn; and the special caregivers from Gentiva Hospice.
He was preceded in death by his parents and by a special aunt, Lula Mary Cartwright.
Pallbearers are J.W. Jacobs, James Stanley Long, Junior Geno, Carroll Ivy, Benjamin Burns and Evan Burns.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today, Feb. 29, 2012, at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Walter Downs and Bro. Roger Wood officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.
Visitation will be today from 11 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Dale Hollingsworth
POTTS CAMP – Ruby Dale Potts Hollingsworth, 93, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at Sunshine Health Care Inc. in Pontotoc. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She was a community correspondent for The South Reporter for approximately 30 years. She was a known genealogist for the area and the author of a book, “Memories of Potts Camp on the Old Pontotoc Trail.” She was a great-great-granddaughter of Col. Erasmus and Elizabeth Brownlee Potts, the first settlers of Potts Camp.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at United Funeral Service in New Albany. Burial will be in the Potts Camp Cemetery.
She is survived by two sons, Jimmy L. Hollingsworth (Martha) of Tupelo and Dr. Dan Potts Hollingsworth (Elizabeth) of Demorest, Ga.; a daughter, Betty Hollingsworth Greer (David) of the Cornersville community; nine grandchildren, Vickie Lea Winter (Earl), David Hollingsworth (Teresa), Sonya Kidd (Greg), Tracy Pipkin (Bobby), David Greer Jr. (Amy), Dr. Liesa Harte, Luke Hollingsworth, Clark Hollingsworth and Jake Hollingsworth; 16 great-grandchildren, Skylar Brooke Griffin, David Greer III, Mary Greer, Hannah Greer, Lilah Shepherd, Julia Blond, Mireille Blond, Olivia Blond, Nathan Blond, Lewis Blond, Alex Griffin, Lindsey Winter, Brittany Griffin, Sarah Lambert Hollingsworth, Suzette Hollingsworth and Zach Winter.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James Benton and Mae Harris Potts; husband, L.D. Hollingsworth; brothers,James Potts, Charles L. Potts and Bennie Potts; and sister, Ann Potts Hill.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Potts Camp or a church of the donor’s choice.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.
Rev. Elton Jones
OXFORD – The Rev. Elton Jones, 68, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, on U.S. Hwy. 51 in Senatobia as the result of an automobile accident. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
Phyllis Prestage
ABERDEEN – Phyllis Roberts Prestage, 73, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at her home in Aberdeen. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen.
Esther Pannell
MONROE, N.C. – Esther Rogers Pannell, 91, died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, at the Jesse Helms Nursing Center in Monroe, N.C.
Services will be at noon Friday at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues. Burial will be in the Chesterville Memorial Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Friday.
Roy Rollins
RED BAY, Ala. – Roy Rollins, 78, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay, Ala.
Viola Spears
CORINTH – Viola Spears, 99, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel.
Allen Johnson
RIPLEY – Allen Wayne “Bouncey” Johnson, 51, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at the Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. He was born Sept. 4, 1960, to Lorene Robinson and the late J.W. Johnson. He accepted at an early age at St. John M.B. Church, where he was a deacon and choir member. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge 334. He later joined Ripley Second Baptist Church, where he was a member of the deacon board, male choir and Pastor’s Aid Committee. He married Nina V. Campbell Johnson on May 5, 1979. He was employed at Albany Industries in New Albany.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Foster & Son Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Pastor Willie Paine Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Boyd Cemetery in Ripley.
Survivors include his wife, Nina Johnson of Ripley; one son, Allen Wayne Johnson Jr.; daughter, Shutora (late Rodney Lee) Rogers, both of Dallas, Texas, Markeshia (Jonathan) Strong, Velera and Shanice Johnson, both of Ripley; his mother, Lorene Robinson; one brother, Ricky Anthony Johnson of Amberg Bayem, Germany; four aunts, Veldean Hayes, Mable Rogers, Lois Curry and Mary Lizzie Boyd; three uncles, A.C. Hatch, Mansell Hatch and John Earl Johnson; seven grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The body will lie in repose one hour prior to service time.
Rayford Beard
BALDWYN – Rayford Beard, 74, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at the Tupelo Nursing and Rehab Center after an extended illness. He was a retired farmer and a Baptist. He loved watching Alabama football.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Kesler Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Bro. Paul Reynolds officiating. Burial will be in the Pratt Cemetery. Kesler Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Wilma Beard of Baldwyn; two stepdaughters, Jennifer Curtis (Ronnie Bradley) of Guntown and Patricia Wilbanks (Dale) of Amory; three stepgrandchildren; host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Evie Beard; and three sisters and three brothers.
Pallbearers will be Allen and Chris Darby, Jonathan and Leonard Beard, and Paul Buckner.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time today.
Lola Carter
PISGAH – Lola Carter, 69, died Monday, Feb., 27, 2012, at her home. She was born Dec. 6, 1942, to E.B. and Gertrude Adams McClellan. She was a member of the First Apostolic Church of Jumpertown. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, playing with kids and she loved her family and her church family.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the First Apostolic Church in Jumpertown with the Rev. A.L. “Buddy” Marshall, the Rev. Charles Durham and the Rev. Ronnie Cartwright officiating. Burial will be in Antioch No. 2 Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of McMillan Funeral Home in Booneville.
She is survived by two sons, Thomas (Melissa) Carter of Pisgah and James (Michelle) Carter of Olive Branch; one sister, Judith (Harold) Pace of Booneville; three grandchildren, Paige Carter, Andrew Carter and Trevor Ramsey Carter; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Obie Carter, in 1996; two sons, David Wayne Carter and Junior Carter; her parents; three sisters, Zola Carter, Irene Zupp and Inez McClellan; and six brothers, G.E., James, William Earl, Leroy, J.B. and Cecil McClellan.
Pallbearers are Rodney Pace, Tony Pace, Bobby Jo Pace, A.J. Carter, Brian Ozbirn, Destin Wommack and Trevor Carter.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
Michael Andrews
TOMBALL, Texas- Michael R. “Mickey” Andrews died Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, in Tomball, Texas.
Graveside service will be held Saturday at the Abbeville Cemetery, CR 201, Abbeville. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Pastor’s Discretionary Fund, Rose Hill United Methodist Church, 21022 Rosehill Church Road, Tomball, TX 77377.
Online memorials may be left at www.colemanfuneralhome.com.
Earnest Pack
AMORY – Earnest Holiren amp”Te-bagamp” Pack, 50, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, at hs mother’s residence in Amory. He was born April 1, 1961, in Amory to William Davis Pack and Betty Mae Pack Spratt. He was a member of St. James United Methodist Church. He attended school in Amory. He worked as a presser with Amory Garment Manufacturing Co. He also was employed by APAC Construction, Jackson Mortuary and Pack amp& Pack Detail Company of Amory. He enjoyed fishing and joking with family and friends.
A Celebration of Life Service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at St. James United Methodist Church with the Rev. Maurice McIntosh officiating. Burial will follow in the Masonic Cemetery. Darden and Sons Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his parents; one son, Marcus Jerome (Terri) Bailey; one daughter, Markisha Bailey of Shannon; two brothers, Donell Davis and Thomas Davis, both of Grand Rapids, Mich.; four sisters, Jennifer Davis Willis, Jonette Crawford, Phyllis Henry and Sharita Jones, all of Grand Rapids, Mich.; 10 aunts; 10 uncles; two grandchildren, Destini Bailey of Shannon, and Jamiyah Bailey of Lafayette, La.
In addition to his grandparents, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, John Ruben Spratt; and uncle, Herbert “Baseball” Pack.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the Susie L. Darden Memorial Chapel. The family hour will be from 6 to 7 p.m. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to services on Thursday.
Calvin Deaton
BLUE SPRINGS – Calvin Wayne Deaton, 69, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, at Golden Living Center in Ripley. He was born April 13, 1942, in Tupelo to John Calvin and Rosie Pipkins Deaton. He was a retired construction worker.
Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at United Funeral Service with the Rev. Bobby Casteel officiating. Burial will be in Old Chapel/Petty Cemetery in Lee County.
He is survived by a daughter, Pamela Deaton; a son, Donnie Deaton; three sisters, Patsy Tilyard, Bonnie Prebie and Betty Flippo; and a brother, Jimmy Deaton.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jibby Deaton; a son, Danny Deaton; and two brothers, J.C. Deaton and Randy Deaton.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time Thursday.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.
Pauline Waddle
MEMPHIS – Pauline Waddle, 95, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at Rainbow Rehabilitation in Memphis.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka. Interment will follow in Sardis Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time Thursday at the funeral home.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
Dena Gaines
BOONEVILLE – Dena Gaines, 88, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, at the Landmark Nursing and Rehab in Booneville. She was born June 10, 1923, in her home at Corinth to Evan and Annie Williams Gaines. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Booneville. She was retired from Kraft Cheese Company in Booneville since 1988. A longtime member of the Bamp&PW Club, in her spare time she loved playing card games with friends. She lived her last days at the Landmark Nursing and Rehab.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Lynn Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Oaklawn Memorial Park.
She is survived by three sisters, Lillian Gaines, Ilene Gaines Taft and Sammie Gaines James, all of Booneville; two brothers, Fred (Jean) Gaines of Booneville and Robert (Mary Ann) Gaines of Lexington, Tenn.; two nieces, Martha Lynn (Chuck) Davis of Tupelo and Emily McWilliams of Lexington, Tenn.; and two nephews, Stan (Jennifer) Gaines of Germantown, Tenn., and Steve (Candi) Gaines of Corinth.
She is preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Edith Gaines.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and until service time on Thursday.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
Bobbie Gean Grimes
FULTON – Bobbie Gean Grimes, 72, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012. She was born on Nov. 10, 1939, to Charles Elbert and Opal Gaddy Morrow in Itawamba County. She was a member of the Tilden Church of Christ.
Private family services will be held. Burial will be in the Tilden Cemetery. Senter Funeral Home of Fulton is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Ray Grimes; daughter, Jeannie Reid (Jeff) of Sinking Springs, Pa.; sons, Gregory Grimes Sr. (Kimberly) of Alexander City, Ala., Adam Grimes of Fulton; sister, Robbie Maxine Hurley (David) of Amory; grandchildren, Brandon Grimes, Ashley Grimes Hatch, Brittany Wilder, Kristin Grimes, Gregory Grimes Jr., Blake Grimes and Sarah Reid.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com.
Kathleen Jaco
WEST POINT – Kathleen Miller Jaco, 94, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at Hamilton Medical Center in Dalton, Ga. She was born Dec. 3, 1917, in West Point to Robert Esmond and Madeline Christopher Miller. After graduation from West Point High School, she worked as a bookkeeper for Bryan Brothers Packing Company and Moseley Implement Company before starting Miller Brother Dairy with her brothers Guy, Frank and Jack. In her later years she moved to Sevierville, Tenn., and later to Dalton, Ga. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in West Point.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jeff Shannon officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include a nephew, Carl Robert Miller of West Point; three nieces, Gail Miller Foote (Daniel) of Dalton, Ga., Joyce Miller Robertson (Boyd) of Brandon and Jane Miller Allison (David) of Shreveport, La.; a stepson, Ben Dorris Jaco (Elizabeth) of Knoxville, Tenn.; a stepdaughter-in-law, Jennie Earle Cox Jaco of Rock Hill, S.C.; four great-nieces, and three great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles Maples Jaco; four brothers, John Esmond Miller, Robert Guy Miller, Charles Franklin Miller and Jack McDowell Miller; a sister, Adele Miller Kilpatrick; a niece, Evelyn Kilpatrick Hamilton; and stepson, Charles Maples Jaco Jr.
Pallbearers are Carl Miller, Cody Miller, Carson Miller, Daniel Foote, Boyd Robertson and David Allison. Honorary pallbearers are Com. William C. Hamilton, Ben Jaco, Dr. Gordon Hazard, Richard Hazelwood, Dr. Robert Simmons and the staff of Dalton Family Practice and the staff of Royal Oaks Retirement Community.
Visitation will will be from noon to service time Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 293, West Point, MS 39773, or to the Sally Kate Winters Family Services, P.O. Box 1233, West Point, MS 39773.
Friends may leave an online condolence at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.
Mable Sharp
LAMAR – Mable H. Sharp, 86, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, at her home in Lamar. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ripley Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at Rice Chapel Methodist Church in Lamar.
Harry L. Morrow
AMORY – Harry L. Morrow, 90, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Danny Barron
BOONEVILLE – Danny Barron, 57, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Earnestine McThune
OXFORD – Earnestine McThune, 68, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.