OBITUARIES FOR 09-05-05

Jim Sansing

HOULKA – James Clealon “Jim” Sansing, 56, died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was a retired truck driver.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Tutor Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Junior Ritchie officiating. Burial will be in the Williams Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, David Sansing of Ecru; one daughter, Tina Sansing of Pontotoc; two brothers, Joe Sansing and Bill Sansing and his wife, Kathrin, of Houlka; three sisters, Ouida Bell Maharrey of Columbus, Madeine McWhirter of Houlka and Celestine Weaver of Houston; two granddaughters, Courtney and Anna Grace Sansing; one grandson, Austin Sansing; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Eloise Bryant Sansing; his father, Clealon Sansing; and two brothers, Luther Sansing and Bobby Sansing.

Visitation will continue from noon until service time today at the funeral home.

Guy Scatena

CORINTH – Guy Scatena, 62, died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005, at the Corinth Health and Rehab Facility. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka.

Alma Jean Giovanini

CALHOUN CITY – Alma Jean Giovanini, 74, died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005, at the Calhoun Health Services Nursing Home. She was born Nov. 18, 1930, in Calhoun City to the late Harvey Clifton Ruth and Jewel Barker Ruth. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She was the widow of Donald Giovanini.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Pryor Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Carl Morris officiating. Burial will be in the Crossroads Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Donna Sideleau of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; two sons, Dennis Patterson of Phoenix, Ariz., and Donald Giovanini of Simi Valley, Calif.; two sisters, Mary Nell Lantrip of Vardaman and Shirley Toth of Simi Valley, Calif.; two brothers, Harvey Ruth of Calhoun City and Donald Ruth of Redding, Calif.; six grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until service time today at the funeral home.

Ralph Witte

BOONEVILLE – Ralph Witte, 67, died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005, at the Corinth Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born Nov. 18, 1937, in Indianapolis, Ind. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and was of the Jehovah's Witnesses belief. He was an engineer, draftsman, builder and carpenter. He enjoyed fishing and auto racing and he loved to help other people.

The body will be cremated and there will be no services or visitation. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Vickie Witte, whom he married Oct. 7, 1972; and a son, Mark Witte of Nashville.

Amanda Colleen Kincheloe

NEW ALBANY – Amanda Colleen Kincheloe, 16, died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005, in an automobile accident. She was born June 7, 1989, in New Albany to Crystal Dannielle Davis and the late William Scott Kincheloe. She was a member of Moss Hill Baptist Church. She was a 10th-grade student at W.P. Daniel High School in New Albany and was a Flight Commander in the Air Force Junior ROTC there.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Moss Hill Baptist Church with Bro. Charlie Ransier officiating. Burial will be in the Ellistown Cemetery. United Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her mother, Crystal Davis and step-father, Brian Davis; two brothers, William Michael Kincheloe and Charles Adam Davis, both of New Albany; her paternal grandmother, Mary Lou Kincheloe of New Albany.

She was preceded in death by her father, William Scott Kincheloe; her paternal grandfather, Browne Kincheloe; and her maternal grandparents, Elmer and Opal Hutson.

Pallbearers will be Scott Bell, Kyle Lumpkin, Derek Graham, Neil Gray, Smith Veal and John Harrison.

Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to services on Tuesday.

Memorials may be made to the Amanda Kincheloe Fund c/o Moss Hill Baptist Church, 1111 Moss Hill Drive, New Albany, MS 38652.

Mary Ruth Weeks

CALHOUN CITY – Mary Ruth Weeks, 69, died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005, at the Calhoun Health Services in Calhoun City. She was born March 18, 1936, in Bentley. She was a retired homemaker and a member of the Bentley Baptist Church. She was the widow of Charlie Lee Weeks.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. today at the Hebron Cemetery. Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include four daughters, Alice Coggins of Calhoun City, Mary Lou Weeks and Charlene Weeks of Bentley and Carolyn White of Houston; four sons, Ricky Weeks of Killeen, Texas, Billy Weeks of Bentley, Donald Weeks of Tupelo and Micky White; six sisters, Jessie White and Lorene Ward of Benton, Ark., Jean Kendall, Shirley Barnett and Betty Massey, all of Vardaman, and Linda Gail Bush of Helena, Ark.; one brother, James William “Bill” Bush of Caledonia; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Visitation will continue today from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

Colethia Prestridge

AMORY – Colethia Bell Prestridge died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005, in Columbus. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.

R.Q. Spearman

SHANNON – R.Q. Spearman, 81, died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005, at the Veteran's Home in Oxford after a lengthy illness. He was born in Saltillo to James Spearman and Maude Sanderson Spearman. He was a retired employee of B & B Concrete of Tupelo where he worked from 1949 to 1991. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific. He was a retired truck driver and farmer and loved tending his cattle and growing a vegetable garden. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Milton Wright, the Rev. Merle Bradley and Lester Brown officiating and presenting the military honors. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.

Survivors include one daughter, Myra Spearman of Shannon; three sons, Nathan Spearman, Curtis Spearman and Patrick Spearman, all of Shannon; one sister, Clytee Woods of Belden; two brothers, Cecil Spearman and Virgil Spearman, both of Shannon.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sibyl Spearman.

Pallbearers will be James Reeves, Thomas Reeves and Wayne Box.

Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Timothy Mooney

PONTOTOC – Timothy “Tim” Mooney, 69, died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005, after a sudden illness at his residence in Pontotoc. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.

Margaret W. Liddon

CORINTH – Margaret W . Liddon, 91, died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School for 25 years and served on the Administrative Board. She was active in community service, including Corinth Welfare Association, Girl Scouts and visitation of the elderly and infirm. She was Corinth's Outstanding Citizen of 1996. She was the widow of Robert C. Liddon.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church. McPeters Inc. Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her children, Eleanor L. Carroll of Philadelphia, Pa., Betsy L. Whitehurst of Corinth and Rob C. Liddon of Memphis; seven grandchildren, Beth Whitehurst of Corinth, Sarah Carroll (Davis) of Princeton, N.J., Judy Riddell of Oxford, Rob Carroll of Boston, Mass, Nancy Liddon of Atlanta, Ga., Bob Liddon and Margaret Liddon of Memphis; six great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Whitehurst, Liddon Riddell, Alex Davis, Ellie Davis, Walker Riddell and Claire Carroll.

Pallbearers will be H.L. “Sandy” Williams Jr., Kenneth Williams, Bailey Williams, Dr. Fayette Williams Jr., Ernest Williams III and David Williams Jr.

Memorials may be made to Corinth Welfare Association c/o Earnestine Norris, 1411 Pinecrest Road, Corinth, MS 38834 or the First United Methodist Church, 901 N. Fillmore St., Corinth, MS 38834.