Obituaries February 8, 2011

By NEMS Daily Journal

Jeanne Perkins Buntin
IUKA – Jeanne Perkins Buntin, 40, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, at her parents’ home.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Iuka Church of Christ. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be at the Iuka Church of Christ from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 1 p.m. to service time Wednesday.
Memorial donations can be made to the college fund set up for her children at Bancorp South, ATTN: Linda Murrah, Iuka, MS.
Online condolences can be left at www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.
Margaret Guest
PRAIRIE – Margaret Earlean Smitherman Guest, 78, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. A lifelong resident of Monroe County, she was born May 15, 1932, to Grady Smitherman and Bertie Barnes Smitherman. She was a homemaker and a member of Faith Bible Church in Houston.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today in the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Bro. Johnny Cherry and Bro. Terry Rhodes officiating. Burial will be in Oddfellows Rest Cemetery.
Survivors include three daughters, Brenda Henley and husband, James “Bud,” of the Una community, Nan Jenkins and husband, James, of Anniston, Ala., and Libby Tipton and husband, Kenny, of Pheba; two sisters, Mary Smith of Una and Beatrice Nelson of Amory; six grandchildren, Margo (Billy) Barnette, Rachel Henley Sparkman (John), Amy Self (Les), Michael Jenkins (Coco), April Brown (Michael) and Holly Simmons (Jon); seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Sidney Douglas Guest; and four sisters and seven brothers.
Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
You can sign the register and leave condolences on line at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
Kathryn Priddy
TUPELO – Kathryn May Priddy, 75, went home to be with her Lord and Saviour on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. A native of Libertyville, Ill., she was born Nov. 9, 1935, to Elmer and Frederika Goodman Walton. She had been a resident of Tupelo since 1975 and worked for Walmart for several years. She enjoyed sewing and making crafts and taking care of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of Boguefala Baptist Church.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Rev. David Perry officiating. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband 31 years, Walter Priddy of Tupelo; eight daughters, Angie Sheffield of Fulton, Donna Donaldson (Larry) of Mooreville, Judy Lamphere of Texas, Wanda Rogers (Chris) of Mantachie, Anita Jett of Donaldsonville, Ill., Debra Brown of Bloomington, Ill., Barbara Priddy of Bloomington and Tonya Lomascola of Bloomington; five sons, George Whitt of Texas, Bill Fritz (Loretta) of Mantachie, Frank Fritz (Robin) of Plantersville, David Priddy of Bloomington and Jerry Priddy (Denise) of Pocohontas, Ark.; 36 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; her godson, Johnny Howlett; seven sisters and five brothers.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Elmer Whitt; a great-granddaughter; and two brothers.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Terry Anderson, Paul Anderson, Marty Davis, Jimmy Fritz, Josh Worthey and Bill Worthey.
Honorary pallbearers will be Stephen Sheffield, Corey Fritz and Rusty Rogers.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Peggy Grisham
BOONEVILLE – Peggy Jean Grisham, 68, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Aug. 17, 1942, to W.C. and Dale Lambert Carpenter. She was a factory worker and a Baptist. She enjoyed gardening and taking care of her family.
Services will be 3 p.m. today Tuesday at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Allen Jones officiating. Burial will be in Jones Cemetery.
She is survived her husband of 48 years, Henry T. Grisham; four daughters, Cindy Grisham, Tracey (Ronnie) Wren, Hailey Grisham and Leea Grisham, all of Booneville; a son, Marty (Cindy) Grisham of Booneville; one sister, Vilene (Keith) Johnsey of Rienzi; two sisters-in-law, Pauline Carpenter and Louise Carpenter; six grandchildren, Greg Grisham, Brock (Cassie) Grisham, Leigh Ann Wren, B.J. Morris, Eddie (Candace) Morris and James Morris; and three great-grandchildren, Carlee Grisham, Caden Bowen and Wyatt Morris.
She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers, L.C., Raymond, Ruel, Ruben and Harold Carpenter; and two sisters, Janie Ellis and Jewel Carpenter.
Pallbearers are Doyle Taylor, Tommy Taylor, Jason Jackson, David Wayne Riddle, Richard Chittom, Terry Cole, Danny Michael and Jeff Warren.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
Martha Sourek
CORINTH – Martha “Marty” Downs Sourek, 80, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at her residence. She was born Feb. 3, 1931, in the Holly community to James Marshall and Lessie Killough Downs. After graduating from Kossuth High School in 1948, she moved to Memphis to attend Draughns Business College. She lived in Germany, then relocated to the United States, where she lived in California and Jackson. She begin her interior design career in Portland, Ore. Moving to Nashville, she graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in interior design from Middle Tennessee State University. She started her own firm in Roanoke, Va., and also taught design at Virginia Tech, Radford College and Virginia Western Community College. She was an accredited member of the American Society of Interior Design. In 1988 she married Robert Sourek. They moved to Corinth. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and Little Garden Club. They have been involved in various mission works over the years, mentoring Samuel Vargas from Peru and traveling throughout the world.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Don Elliott officiating. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 23 years, Robert Sourek of Corinth; a son, Mickey Gurley of Ft. Meyers, Fla.; a sister, Mary Vickers of West Point; stepchildren, Margo (John) Cengic, Elizabeth Sourek, Mary (Tom) Schneider and Carol (Kevin) Drummond, all of the Cleveland, Ohio, area, Robert (Louann) Sourek of Carson, Wash., Sally (Andrew) Sanders of Seattle, Wash.; 13 grandchildren; special caregivers, Regina Rogers and Diane Franks; and special friends, Stephen and Charlotte Icardi.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, James Marshall Downs Jr.
Pallbearers will be Greg Barker, Phil Barker, Paul Vickers, C.W. Jackson, Stephen Icardi and Billy Newcomb.
Memorials may be sent to the Deacons Fund at First Presbyterian Church, 919 E. Shiloh Rd., Corinth, MS.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Condolence can be left at www.memorialcorinth.com.
Dennis Murphree
BRUCE – Dennis Ray Murphree, 67, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, at his home. He was born March 10, 1943, in Mississippi. He served in the National Guard. He retired after 45 years at Memphis Hardware, where he was a forklift driver. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Calvary Baptist Church in Bruce. The Rev. Steve Murphree will officiate, and Rev. Ken Hanks assisting. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Bruce. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, June Kimsey Murphree of Bruce; one daughter, Karen Denise Murphree Swanson and husband, Michael, of Pittsboro; one granddaughter, Katelyn Swanson; two brothers, Jean Hocutt of Mississippi and Rev. Steve Murphree and wife, Diane, of Shelbyville, Tenn.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George Thomas “G.T.” Murphree and Alma Louise Lambert Murphree, and a sister, Judy Murphree.
Pallbearers will be Bill Bailey, Charles Bennett, Sammy Brown, Danny Paul Griffin, Ricky Jenkins, Billy Fred Murphree, John Snellings and Kenny Wilbanks.
Phil Bullock
BOONEVILLE – Phillip Wayne “Phil” Bullock, 53, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, in Booneville. He was a construction worker.
Services will be 1 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Jackie Bullock officiating. Burial will be in the Northeast Mississippi Church of God in Christ Cemetery.
He is survived by his parents, Herbert and Maylene Bullock of Booneville; one daughter, Tabatha (Cody) Hughes of Corinth; one son, Phillip Bradley (Robyn) Bullock of Booneville; five brothers, Greg Bullock, Chris Bullock and David Bullock, all of Booneville, Larry Bullock of Laurel and Jackie Bullock of Horn Lake; six grandchildren, Alivia Hughes, Jada Hughes, Noah Hughes, Lucas Hughes, Brandie Bullock and Nellie Bullock; three nieces, Haley Bullock, Kayla Bullock and Novie Bullock; one nephew, Blake Bullock.
Visitation will be until service time today at the funeral home.
You may leave your condolences at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
Fae Owen
NEW ALBANY – Eva “Fae” Goolsby Owen, 83, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at Graceland Care Center in New Albany. She was born May 20, 1927, in Benton County to Oscar Goolsby and Lottie Cox Goolsby. She was a seamstress employed by Irwin B. Schwabe Company in Hickory Flat. She was a member of the Bethel United Methodist Church in Hickory Flat.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bethel United Methodist Church with Minister Craig Owen and Minister Don Newton officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. United Funeral Service in New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by two sons, Danny Oneal Owen (Betty) of Golden and Joe Owen (Bonnie) of Oxford; and four grandchildren, Neelie Owen and Nathan Owen, both of Golden, Craig Owen of Winona and Kathryn Owen of Oxford.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 54 years, Robert Oneal Owen; a sister, Jewell Johnson; and three brothers, Jessie Goolsby, Charles Goolsby and Arvie Goolsby.
Pallbearers will be Craig Owen, Nathan Owen, Robert Childers, Galon Hunt, Ricky Hutchison and W.D. Perkins.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at United Funeral Service. The body will lie in state at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday.
For online condolences, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.
Dell Ewing
TUPELO – Dell Ewing, 96, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, at the Green Houses at Traceway. She grew up in the Palmetto community. She married Edward Ewing in 1937 and they made their home in several different states. During her earlier years, she entertained and traveled extensively. After his retirement, they returned to Tupelo, She was a staunch member of First Baptist Church until her health failed her.
Services will be 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Rev. Roger Smith officiating. Burial will be in Palmetto Cemetery.
Survivors include her two brothers-in-law, Bryant Ewing (Terry) of Belden and Claude Ewing (Darlene) of Ripley; her sister-in-law and caregiver, Lola Sheets of Belden; one nephew, Mike Stone.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Ewing; her parents; two sisters.
Pallbearers will be her nephews.
Visitation will be 11:30 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Berome Luster
CORINTH – Berome Luster, 49, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at Methodist Hospital in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel in Corinth.
Olin McFadden
WEST POINT – Olin Raphiel “Ray” McFadden, 85, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at the Dugan Memorial Home in West Point. She was born Aug. 20, 1925, in West Point to Lucy Unger and James Raphiel Savage. Mrs. McFadden was an Insurance Clerk at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point and Ivy Memorial Hospital for 33 years. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and a member of the West Point Pilot Club for a number of years. She married Robert F. McFadden on Feb. 14, 1948, in West Point; he preceded her in death on Nov. 24, 1975.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Jeff Shannon will officiate, and Bro. David Westmoreland will assist. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in West Point. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Janet M. Wallace (Randy) and Rhonda M. Stafford (Rick), all of West Point; four grandchildren, Lee S. Wallace, Katherine “Katy” Wallace, Coree B. Davis (Chris) and James R. “Jay” Bates; one brother, James Robert “Jim” Savage of Clinton; numerous nieces and nephews including nephew, James Ray Savage (Tammy) of Clinton and a niece, Ramona S. Martin, of Desert Hot Springs, Calif.
Pallbearers will be Wilkes Wells, Brent Wallace, Jared Stafford, Jimmy Savage, Marty Kilpatrick, Dustin Cartee, Mort Stroud and Jerry Blackwell.
Honorary pallbearers will be nurses and staff of NMMC-West Point; nurses and staff of Dugan Memorial Home; staff of Community Hospice; and Barry Morris and Dr. John Cox.
Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, P. O. Box 16808, Jackson, MS 39236 or to Amercian Diabetes
Association, 16 Northtown Drive, Suite 100, Jackson, MS 39211.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Calvert Funeral Home.
Friends may leave a Memory Message at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.
Bobby Jennings Sr.
BALDWYN – Bobby Franks Jennings Sr., 66, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, at his residence after an extended illness. He was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Dothan, Ala., and a retired employee of JESCO. He enjoyed fishing.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Bill Adams and Bro. Richard Anglin officiating. Burial will be in the Lebanon Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Billie A. Jennings of Baldwyn; two daughters, Teresa J. Lindts (Jim) and Jennifer J. Cole (Don), all of Dothan, Ala.; one son, Bobby “BJ” Jennings of Dothan; one stepson, Thomas Floyd (Lisa) of Baldwyn; two stepdaughters, Darlene Samples of Baldwyn and Cassandra Wooldridge (Darryal) of Mantachie; a sister, Ann Pearce of Chicago; two brothers, Dean Jennings (Judy) of Pontotoc and Lloyd Jennings (Mary) of Russellville, Ala.; three grandchildren, Jeffery and Slade Marsh, and Kailyn Creel; eight stepgrandchildren and one stepgreat-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Mattie Jennings; two sisters, Doris Brown and Bettye Hammond; and two brothers, Frankie and Billy Joe Jennings.
Pallbearers will be David Jennings, Darryal Wooldridge, Dustin Floyd, Blake Wooldridge, Ralph Harkins, Jeff Hammond, Justin Clark and John Samples.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home.
Bobby Wallace
CORINTH – Bobby Hill Wallace, 76, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at his home. He was a member of the Farmington Baptist Church and a retired truck driver. After retirement he drove a tour bus and worked with Hopkins Truck Sales. He was Master Mason, 32nd Degree Mason and past Worshipful Master of Masonic Lodge 116. A veteran of the United States Army, he served as a Military Policeman during the Korean War. He received the National Defense Medal, Korean Defense Medal and the United Nations Service Medal. An avid Harley Davidson fan, he enjoyed riding.
Services were Monday, Feb. 7, at the Farmington Baptist Church with Rev. Tim Nall officiating. Burial with military honors was in the church cemetery. McPeters Funeral Directors was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Nell Wallace; two sons, Stephen Wallace (Gina) and Randy Vance Wallace, all of Corinth; a stepdaughter, Debra Smith (Perry) of Cairo; step-sons, Billy Wayne Taylor (Susan) and Ronnie Wade Taylor, both of Corinth; two sisters, Maxine Wilbanks of Counce, Tenn., and Betty Sue Byrd of Corinth; three brothers, Buddy Wallace, Billy Wallace and Tommie Wallace, all of Corinth; grandchildren, Stephen B. Wallace, Amy L. Joslin and Joseph P. Wallace; stepgrandchildren, Terry Smith, Shanna Marie Wigginton, Jacob Smith, Zeb Taylor, Lindsey Taylor and Jodie Taylor; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Timothy Chad Wallace; a sister, Donnie Opal Pace; and his parents, Vance and Eva Mae Wallace.
Grandsons served as pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to the Farmington Cemetery Fund.
Condolences may be made to www.mcpetersfuneraldirectors.com.
Christine Bennett
PLANTERSVILLE – Christine Bennett died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born in the Auburn community to Tom and Lillie L. Ford Kingsley. She had lived in Plantersville for the past 33 years. She and her husband, Earl, owned and operated Southern Records Bookbinding. They were very active in Shrine activities before his death. She enjoyed traveling and visiting friends. She was fun-loving, loved to dance and loved fishing.
Services will be 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues. Burial will be in Tupelo Memorial Park.
Survivors include one daughter, Betty Harrison Kruchinsky (Joseph A.) of Webster, N.Y.; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Dudley Harrison; her second husband, Earl Bennett; and one son, James Harrison.
Pallbearers will be Mickey Pitts, Bo Baxter, Jim Baxter, Dustin Huey, Robert Huey and Mark Ozbirn.
Visitation will be 2:30 p.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Heritage Christian Services, 349 W. Commercial St., Suite 2795, East Rochester, NY 14445.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Flora Pearson
FULTON – Flora Waddle Pearson, 92, formerly of Muscle Shoals, Ala., and Fulton, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at the Kemp Meadows Assisted Living in Winfield, Ala. She was born Sept. 11, 1918, to James S. and Carrie Lee Jamerson Waddle. She was a homemaker and a member of Trinity Baptist Church. She participated in the Pink Ladies, 39ers, Dorcas Sunday School Class and the Friends of the Itawamba County Library.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Dr. Don Baggett and the Rev. Gary Heathcock officiating. Burial will be in Itawamba Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include two daughters, Shirley Lesley of Fulton and Patti Dulaney (Donnie) of Muscle Shoals; four grandchildren, Dr. Bruce Lesley of Starkville, Laura Boswell (Dr. John) of Winfield, Joel Dulaney (Cindy) of Curry, Ala., and Daniel Dulaney (Lori) of Essingham, S.C.; six great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Huron O. Pearson, in 1986; her parents; four sisters, Zadie Hale, Mina Jarrell, Eunice Barnes and Winnie Jarrell; and two brothers, Webb Waddle and Wendell Waddle.
Pallbearers will be J.D. Hale, Bryce Barnes, Tom Pasiewicz, Johnnie Graham, Jimmy Wilson, Gerald Wallace and John Nail.
Visitation will be from noon until service time Thursday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Baptist Church or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Wanda G. Flurry
SHANNON – Wanda G. Westmoreland Flurry, 58, died suddenly Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born April 23, 1952, in Okolona to Charles and Louise King Westmoreland. She was a graduate of Shannon High school and a lifelong resident of Shannon. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and served as an Act-Teen leader for several years. She worked many years in the furniture industry with Futorian Manufacturing. In her younger years she was active in basketball and softball. She loved the outdoors, especially camping, fishing, traveling and working in her yard. She loved decorating for the holidays and any other occasion she felt was needed.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Holland Funeral Directors Tupelo Chapel with Bro. Dean Moody and Bro. Ralph George officiating. Private graveside services will follow at Doty Chapel Cemetery. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. today and noon until service time Wednesday.
Survivors include her husband, Jimmy Ray Flurry of Shannon; a son, Steven Counce of Shannon; two stepdaughters, Misty Swindle (Kerry) of Plantersville and Monica Reese (Shawn) of Verona; three grandchildren, Shelby and Samantha Counce, and Cody Swindle; a sister, Angie Gregory (Bo) of Shannon; a brother, Gary Westmoreland (Brenda) of Ecru; and a niece, Sarah Gregory.
She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Westmoreland; and grandparents, Russell and Ethel King, and Earnest and Necie Westmoreland.
Pallbearers are Mike Sheffield, Wayne Moore, Mike Stafford, Billy Wayne Henderson, Kerry Swindle and Frances Larkin.
Condolences may be e-mailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.
Thomas H. Green
ABERDEEN – Thomas H. Green, 43, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen.
Ruth M. Sappington
NEW ALBANY – Ruth M. Sappington, 92, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. She was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church and retired from Deville Furniture Manufacturing. She enjoyed reading, needlework, quilting, basketball games and flowers. She was a great cook.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Shady Grove Baptist Church with Rev. David Barnett officiating. Burial will follow in the Shady Grove Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home in Ecru is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her daughter: Joyce Churchill (Bobby) of Pine Dale; one son: Jimmy Sappington (Paula) of Lone Star; one daughter-in-law, Kay Sappington of Pine Dale; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Will Sappington and Nannie Billingsley Sappington; her husband, Dewey Sappington; two sons, Bobby Glen Sappington and an infant son; and a sister, Ruby Hill.
Pallbearers will be Gary Nesler, Brandon Nesler, Barrett Nesler, Jason Terry, Ronnie Yielding, Bob Sappington and James Sappington. Honorary pallbearer will be Layton Sappington.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. today at Shady Grove Baptist Church.
Condolences may be offered at www.Browningecru.com.
Vielose Gray
CALHOUN CITY – Vielose Gray, 73, died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Birmingham.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Calhoun City. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Carter’s Mortuary Services of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Racheal James
OKOLONA – Racheal Johnson James died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial of Okolona.
Charles Booker
PRAIRIE – Charles Booker died Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial of Okolona.
Nehemiah Lesure Sr.
ASHLAND – Nehemiah Lesure Sr., 80, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at Baptist East Hospice in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs.
Roy Hendrix
GLEN – Roy Hendrix, 74, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Corinthian Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Mary Ruth
PONTOTOC – Mary Emily Ruth, 76, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc. Bro. Fred Hartley will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include one niece, Wannie Welch; sisters-in-law, Rachel Ruth, Charla Austin, Viriginia Houpt and Anges Gillespie; and numerous cousins.
She was preceded in death by her father, Jess; her mother, Mary Lou Matthews; and her husband, A.W. Ruth.
Visitation will be from noon to service time Wednesday.
Rosie Richardson
VERONA – Rosie L. Richardson died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, at Community Hospice in Verona. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn.