OBITUARIES FOR 06-26-04

Estelle Alexander, Guntown

Kit Bryant II, Derma

Lessie Crum, Walnut

James A. Edwards, Shannon

Stanley Evans Jr., West Point

Burl Flemings, Eupora

Imogene Fowler, Corinth

Rose Lou Hamilton, West Point

Mark H. Hardin, Birmingham

Michael Holbrook, Ripley

Christine S. Jackson, West Point

Gertrude Jarrett, Pontotoc

Mary Eleanor Kimball, Baton Rouge, La.

Eunice Lann, Smithville

Jane H. McCool, Louisville

James D. McPerson, Shannon

Sandra Morris, Jackson, Tenn.

Mildred Niehus, The Villages, Fla.

Leon Privett, Tupelo

Eddie Glenn Roberts, Golden

John Wesley Shaw, Holly Springs

Shannon Underwood, Red Bay, Ala.

Agnes Walker, Byhalia

Elizabeth Conn Word, Nettleton

Mary Zinzer, New Albany

Mary Zinzer

NEW ALBANY – Mary Jane Tyrrell Zinzer, 70, died Friday, June 25, 2004, at her residence, surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was born July 21, 1933, in Freeport, Ill., to the late Norbert Baxter Tyrrell and Mary Katherine Andrist. She worked in records for Farmers Insurance in North Aurora, Ill. She was a member of the Wallerville Baptist Church and the Women of Wallerville.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Dieterle Funeral Home in Aurora, Ill., with the Rev. Harvey Sewell officiating. Burial will be in the Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery in Aurora. United Funeral Service is in charge of the local arrangements.

Survivors include four daughters, Sharon Zinzer, Yvonne Brozenec and Ruby Grommes and her husband, John, all of Hinckley, Ill., and Cathie Gregory and her husband, Jim, of New Albany; two sons, John Zinzer and his wife, Sissy, and Jeff Zinzer and his wife, Jonde, all of New Albany; one brother, Danny Tyrrell of Rochester, Minn.; 25 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Norbert Baxter Tyrrell and Mary Katherine Andrist Tyrrell; her husband, John Matthew Zinzer; one grandson, Damon Jeremy Millen; one great-granddaughter, Destiny Dahlbert; one son-in-law, Joseph Millen.

Pallbearers will be Dustin Brozenec, Joseph Grommes, John Grommes, John Zinzer, Norbert Zinzer, Joshua Lewandowski, Stephen Millen and Dale Gregory.

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Wallerville Baptist Church and from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Dieterle Funeral Home in Aurora.

Imogene Fowler

CORINTH – Imogene Fowler, 76, died Thursday, June 24, 2004, at the Miss. Care Center of Alcorn County. Her greatest joy in life was caring for the needy and her church work.

A special memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 3, at the West Corinth Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Merl Dixon officiating. McPeters Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Bro. J.W. Fowler; one sister, Kathy Lassiter of Lubbock, Texas; a host of nieces, nephews and many friends.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m.

Sandra Morris

JACKSON, Tenn. – Sandra Stacel Morris, 53, died Thursday, June 24, 2004, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ripley Funeral Home.

Michael Holbrook

RIPLEY – Michael Shane Holbrook, 28, died Friday, June 25, 2004, at his home in Walnut. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ripley Funeral Home.

Estelle Alexander

GUNTOWN – Estelle Alexander, 90, died Thursday, June 24, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson- Porter's Mortuary.

James D. McPherson

SHANNON – James D. “Jim Mac” McPherson, 67, died Thursday, June 24, 2004, at his residence. He was born March 23, 1937, in Hayti, Mo., to the late T.E. and Bernice Williams McPherson. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the Brewer Baptist Church. He received a degree in broadcasting from Keegan's Broadcasting School in Memphis. He was employed with WTUP radio and WFTO and WFTA. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, music, producing his own commercials and was an avid MSU fan.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Joe Holcomb officiating. Burial will be in the Brewer Cemetery.

Survivors include three children, Debbie Christian and husband, Steve, of Belden, Eddie McPherson and wife, Sharon, of Brewer and Carol Duffie and husband, Lane, of Shannon; the mother of his children, Ann McPherson of Ecru; one sister, Doris James of Memphis; six grandchildren, Stefanie and Katie Christian, Brittney and Jimmy McPherson, Dusty and Laken Duffie; one step-granddaughter, Kellie Howell and her husband, Russ.

Pallbearers will be Bubba Campbell, Eddie Christian, Richard Fisher, Steve Fisher, Scotty Fisher and Billy Fisher. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Bedwell, Bro. Stanley Shook, Joey Campbell, Bobby Gene Robinson and Hoyle Duffie.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until service time today.

Shannon Underwood

RED BAY, Ala. – Shannon McClennan Underwood, 28, died Wednesday, June 23, 2004, at the North Miss. Medical Center. He was born Jan. 28, 1976, in Tupelo and was a floor covering installer for 11 years. He attended Bethel Church of God. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Edith and Carman Underwood and Lida and George Hardin; and a brother, Shane Underwood.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay with Bro. Jeremy Harris officiating. Burial will be in the Halltown Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Misty Underwood of Red Bay; his parents, Mac and Lorene Underwood of Red Bay; two sisters, Tamela Jan Renfroe of Red Bay and Lori Dawn Parrish of Nettleton; nieces and nephews, T.J. Renfroe and Liza Renfroe, both of Red Bay, Shawn Parrish, Laci Parrish and Zachary Parrish, all of Nettleton; a host of aunts and uncles.

Pallbearers will be George Wright, Jeff Gober, Robert Caroll and Greg Nunley.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p. m. today and until service time on Sunday at the funeral home.

Rose Lou Hamilton

WEST POINT – Rose Lou Hamilton, 96, died Wednesday, June 23, 2004, at the CCMC in West Point. She was a graduate of Chicago Beauty School. She was a Chicago hair stylist and agent of Lydia's System of Beauty Culture.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Paul M.B. Church with the Rev. Eddie Longstreet officiating. Carter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include four grandchildren, Avis (Alfred) Coleman of Chicago, Ill., Eddie (Derotha) Virger of Oklahoma City, Okla., Brenda Wise of Silver Spring, Md., and Joyce Booth of Stockton, Calif.

Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Eddie Glenn Roberts

GOLDEN – Eddie Glenn Roberts, 42, died Thursday, June 24, 2004, at his residence. He was born in Alabama on Dec. 25, 1961, to Horice and Ruth Sparkman Roberts. He was a born again Christian and was employed at Renee's Country Kitchen as a grill cook. He enjoyed fishing and NASCAR.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Senter Funeral Home with Bro. Gene Cooley and Bro. Albert Decanter officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Jennifer Roberts of Golden; one daughter, Tia Roberts of Fulton; three sons, Dustin Roberts, Blake Roberts and Anthony Mitchell, all of Fulton; his parents, Horice and Ruth Roberts of Golden; his brothers, Donald Roberts and wife, Phyllis of Fulton, Steve Roberts and wife, Gaynell and Frankie Roberts, all of Golden; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Mickey and Thelma Wynn of Fulton.

He was preceded in death by a son, Austin Lee Roberts.

Pallbearers will be Chris Roberts, Will South, Mike Hurley, Donald Roberts II, Ken Parker and Johnny Johnson.

Visitation will be from 8 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.

John Wesley Shaw

HOLLY SPRINGS – John Wesley Shaw, 74, of Collierville, Tenn., formerly of Holly Springs, died Friday, June 25, 2004, at the Methodist Hospital in Germantown. He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Holly Springs and a member of the Holly Springs Masonic Lodge. He began his career with the Holly Springs Police Dept. in 1965, was appointed Assistant Chief of Police in 1973, and elected Chief of Police in 1977. He was an elected Justice Court Judge and began serving in 1984 for three consecutive terms and retired in 1996. He was an avid horseman and one of his favorite pastimes was attending the Shelbyville World Championship Walking Horse Show and the local field trials.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery.

Survivors include is wife of 40 years, Peggy Allison Shaw; three sons, John W. Shaw Sr. and wife, Terri, of Olive Branch, Ronald W. Shaw and Gregory B. Shaw and wife, Lisa, all of Holly Springs; one daughter, Kimberly Shaw of Holly Springs; three grandchildren, Ashley Shaw of Portland, Ore., Kelsey Shaw and Jacob Shaw, both of Holly Springs.

Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Memorials may be made to the Christ Episcopal Church in Holly Springs or to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.

Agnes Walker

BYHALIA – Agnes Terry Walker, 89, died Friday, June 25, 2004, at the Cordova Rehabilitation Center. She was born Oct. 20, 1914, in Walthall to Jim Terry and Ida Perkins Terry. She was a member of the Byhalia Methodist Church and had worked at Gem Inc. for 25 years. She was the widow of Aubrey Walker.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Walthall Cemetery in Coffeeville with Pastor Scott Wright officiating. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one son, William E. Walker of Centerville, Ohio; six grandchildren, Sara Walker Boyle of Columbus, Ohio, Marisa Walker of New York, Michael Walker of Columbus, Ohio, Cindy McCustion Woodward of High Point, N.C., Jane M. Brown of Bartlett, Tenn., and John McCustion of Nashville, Tenn.; eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and a daughter, Nancy McCustion.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday.

Stanley Evans Jr.

WEST POINT – Stanley Antwan Evans Jr., 25, of Bellwood, Illinois, died Thursday, June 17, 2004, at the Loyola Medical Center in Maywood, Ill.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the Greenwood Missionary Baptist Church in West Point with Bishop William Golden officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his parents, Stanley Sr. and Kajuan Evans of Bellwood, Ill.; one son, Jovan Thomas of Addison, Ill.; three brothers, Gentle Gladney of Vilseck, Germany, Thaddeus Evans and Quince Evans, both of Bellwood, Ill.; two sisters, Indonesia Evans and Ambrosia Evans, both of Bellwood, Ill.

Mary Eleanor Kimball

BATON ROUGE, La. – Mary Eleanor Kimball, 84, died Friday, June 18, 2004, at the Baton Rouge General Medical Center. She was born May 30, 1920, in Houston, Miss., to the late Henry Tornwall and Mattie Mae Tornwall.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Houston with Bro. Harold Robinson officiating. Burial will be in the Houston Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Louise Kimball of Baton Rouge and Katherine Birdsong of Cedar Run, N.J.; 10 grandchildren, Russell, James and John Kimball and Gayle Fagan, all of Texas, Anne Giberson of Penn., Mary Birdsong of New York City, Veronica Birdsong of Bayville, N.J., Christopher, Michael and David Marranto, all of Baton Rouge; 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, among them, Jennifer T. Mooneyham of Houston.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, James Levert Kimball; her son, Garner Russell Kimball; a grandson, Donald Birdsong III; and a great-grandson, Max Kimball; three brothers, Elkin, Patrick and Hugh Tornwall.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons,

Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday.

Leon Privett

TUPELO – Leon Privett, 70, died Friday, June 25, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.

Elizabeth Conn Word

NETTLETON – Elizabeth Ann Conn Word, 49, died Friday, June 25, 2004, at the North Miss. Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pickle Funeral Home of Amory. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Eunice Lann

SMITHVILLE – Eunice Gregory Lann, 90, died Friday, June 25, 2004, at her home near Smithville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pickle Funeral Home of Smithville. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Christine S. Jackson

WEST POINT – Christine S. Jackson, 86, died Friday, June 25, 2004, at the Baptist Memorial Medical Center in Columbus. She was the daughter of the late Pearl Clark and John Sanders. She married A.J. Jackson on Nov. 13, 1937; he preceded her in death June 15. 2000. She was a Methodist, a homemaker and a teacher's aide.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Terry Partin officiating. Burial will be in the Memorial Garden Cemetery.

Survivors include three daughters, Sandra J. McGee of River Ridge, La., Rachell J. Nacozy of Austin, Texas and Barbara J. Hicks of Spokane, Wash.; five sons, Dr. Arnold J. Jackson of Hattiesburg, Robert C. Jackson of Decatur, Ala., Dan L. Jackson of Starkville, Mike A. Jackson of Palmerton, Calif., and Ken D. Jackson of Fairfax, Calif.; 16 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Opal Williams of Wren, May Lancaster and Johnnie Faye Nabors, both of Houston.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Jackson, Sean McGee, Brian Farley, Robby Jackson, Matt Jackson, Chris Jackson, Jared Jackson and Lewis Stockton.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Kit Bryant II

DERMA – Kit Bryant II, 89, died Wednesday, June 23, 2004, at the State Veterans Home in Oxford. He was born Aug. 22, 1914, in Calhoun County to J.W. Bryant and Mildred Goar Bryant. He was a farmer and Black Angus cattleman. He was a member of the Lewis Memorial Methodist Church in Calhoun City and a World War II veteran. He was the widower of Ruth Marby Bryant who died Dec. 7, 1985.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at the Lewis Memorial Methodist Church in Calhoun City with the Rev. David Greer officiating. Burial will be in the Pittsboro Cemetery. Parker Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three daughters, Mildred B. Dauphine of Natchez, BeBe B. Maxwell of Derma and Kenner, La., and Lynn Fales of Houston, Texas; two sons, Kitt Bryant III of Calhoun City and John Bryant of Evansville, Ind.; seven grandchildren, Kitt Bryant IV, Elizabeth Bryant, Sam and Adrienne Bryant, Christ Long, Amanda Maxwell and Jimmy Maxwell; three step-grandchildren, Ben Dauphine, Jason Dauphine and Holley Fields; three great-grandchildren, Wesley Long, Hannah Long and Tripp Maxwell.

He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; his stepmother, Elizabeth Carruth Bryant; a sister, Linda Crew; and a brother, Adron Bryant.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church or North Mississippi Hospice of Oxford.

The family will receive friends at the church immediately following the service until 6 p.m.

Gertrude Jarrett

PONTOTOC – Gertrude Jarrett, 93, died Friday, June 25, 2004, at the North Miss. Medical Center in Pontotoc. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Browning Funeral home of Ecru.

Mildred Niehus

THE VILLAGES, Fla. – Mildred Elsie Millie Davis Niehus, 77, died Thursday, June 24, 2004, at the Lake Harris Care Center in The Villages, Fla. She was the daughter of Mildred Huckaby Davis and Eli Davis. She was retired as a secretary with the U.S. Air Force.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Waller Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford. Burial will be in the Old Lebanon Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Thomas Niehus of The Villages, Fla.; three sons, John T. Evans of Peachtree City, Ga., Richard D. Evans of Etters, Pa., and Adam P. Hawley of Harriman, Tenn.; three sisters, Marion Hoepfner of Cordova, Tenn., Diane Meyers and Nancy Roe, both of Memphis; six grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105-1905.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday

Lessie Crum

WALNUT – Lessie Crum, 91, died Wednesday, June 23, 2004, at Beverly Health Care in Ripley. She was a retired homemaker and a farmer. She was a member of the County Line Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Soul's Harbor Church with the Rev. Jessie Cutrert officiating. Burial will be in the County Line Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one son, Freid Crum and wife, Morine, of Walnut; one daughter, Sue Jackson and husband, Trenton, of Horn Lake; one sister, Edna Porterfield of Mark Tree, Ark.; a host of nieces and nephews; four grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lex Crum; her parents, Fletch and Hasky Brooks; one brother, Rebon Brooks; two sisters, Nola Wilbanks and Hazel Rogers; three grandchildren.

Jane H. McCool

LOUISVILLE – Jane Harris McCool, 84, died Thursday, June 24, 2004, at the Neshoba County Nursing Home in Philadelphia. She was born Sept. 29, 1919, in Louisville. She was a retired school secretary and an avid bridge player. She was a member of Louisville Presbyterian Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Porter Funeral Home with Ms. Ann Houston Kelly officiating. Burial will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Cindy Faucette and Mary Ann Childs, both of Tupelo; one son, Tommy McCool of Philadelphia; one sister, Joyce Hurt of Louisville; eight grandchildren, Mark Harris Childs and his wife, Amy, Brad Childs, Kirby Faucette, Harris Faucette, Kayleigh McCool, Thomas McCool, Reed McCool and Zoee McCool; two great-grandchildren, Smith Ann Childs and Maura Claire Childs.

Memorials may be made to Palmer Home for Children, P.O. Box 746, Columbus, MS 39703.

Burl Flemings

EUPORA – Burl Flemings, 71, died Thursday, June 24, 2004, at the North Miss. Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Aug. 30, 1932 in Tomnolen. He was a retired chef and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Oliver Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Lancaster officiating. Burial will be in the Montevista Cemetery in Webster County.

Survivors include three daughters, Susan Luedke and Debbie Razavi, both of Dallas, Texas, and Pat Hodges of Oklahoma City, Okla.; four sons, Ronnie Flemings of Dallas, Texas, Thomas Flemings and Jon Flemings, both of Clarkson, and Jessie Flemings of Eupora; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.

Mark H. Hardin

BIRMINGHAM – Mark H. Hardin, 70, died Wednesday, June 16, 2004. He was born Oct. 28, 1938, in Pontotoc. He graduated from Pontotoc High School in 1951. Upon graduation he served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1955 and entered Itawamba Junior College in 1956. He was employed for a brief time during college by Hayes Aircraft and graduated from Mississippi State University in 1959. He was employed by Pittsburg Plate Glass Company in Florence, Ala. and Birmingham from 1959 to 1963. He then was employed by Nelson-Brantley Glass Company from 1968 to 1983, working his way up and becoming president in 1975. He was the past president of the National Glass Dealers Association and past president of the Association of General Contractors of Alabama. In 1983 he became president of Mark H. Hardin Inc., manufacturing ladies sportswear and then camouflage tee-shirts until his retirement in 1996.

Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Friday at the Elmwood Cemetery. Ridout's Valley Chapel Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Jane Rayburn Hardin; five children, Mark H. Hardin Jr., of Washington, D.C., Rayburn Mapp (Julie) of Pontotoc, Bailey Mapp (Elizabeth) of Ocean Springs, Anelese Holt (Clay) of Tupelo and Jane Lanier Mapp of Jackson; two brothers, Claude Hardin (Dot) of Pontotoc and Kenneth Hardin (Mary Rose) of Memphis; one sister, Elizabeth Hardin Bevill ( Royl) of Birmingham; six grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jeanne Gray Hardin; his parents, Claude Hardin and Ida Weatherall Hardin; one sister, Sarah Prater.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

James A. Edwards

SHANNON – James A. Edwards died Thursday, June 24, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Beasley Funeral Home of Verona.