Obituaries for Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999

AUTHOR: JUDYC

Obituaries for Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999

Gladys McCammon

MILLSAP, Texas Gladys McCammon, 85, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1999, at her home. She was born Oct. 21, 1913, in Paynes, the daughter of Albert Lewis Williams and Lizzie Ann Tribble. She was married to Travis D. McCammon, who preceded her in death. She was a homemaker.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Troy Defer officiating. Burial will be in Union Hill Cemetery in Tillatoba.

Survivors include two sons, James E. Shaw Sr. of Millsap, Texas, and Travis A. McCammon of Byhalia; a daughter, Elaine Shipley of Byhalia; a sister, Topsy Thurmon of Charleston; and 10 grandchildren, James Shaw Jr., Norma Thornton, Vickie Kincheloe, Charles W. Shaw Jr., Deborah Pruett, Joseph Crabb, Brandy Crabb, Morgan Shipley, Aaron McCammon and Alex McCammon.

She was preceded in death by a son, Charles William Shaw Sr.

James Peterson

MILWAUKEE, Wis. James Peterson, 37, died in Milwaukee, Wis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson’s Memorial Chapel in Corinth.

Mildred D. Lueallen

CORINTH Mildred D. Lueallen, 88, died Friday, Jan. 8, 1999. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson’s Memorial Chapel.

Alpha Utley

CORINTH Alpha H. Utley, 92, died Friday, Jan. 8, 1999, in Springhill, Fla. She was born in Selmer, Tenn. She was a member of First United Pentecostal Church and a homemaker.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Bethesda Cemetery in Selmer, Tenn.

Survivors include two sons, Jimmy Utley of Holiday, Fla., and Tommy Utley of Ft. Wayne, Ind., and family of Corinth; a brother, Allie Hurst of Selmer; two sisters, Thelma Gooch and Evelyn McLain, both of Memphis; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

Tom Morton

ABERDEEN Thomas Glover “Tom” Morton, 44, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999, as the result of an automobile accident. He was born Feb. 11, 1954, in Monroe County, where he was a lifelong resident. He was an employee of CECO of Columbus in the maintenance department. He attended Caledonia High School and was a member and deacon of First Assembly of God Church in Aberdeen.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen with pastor Steve Lance officiating. Burial will be in Blaylock Cemetery near Sulligent, Ala.

He is survived by his wife, Sherrie Stevens Morton of Aberdeen; one daughter, Tammy Opal Morton, and her fiance, Lance Luckey of Aberdeen; two sisters, Carol Elaine Flippo and husband, Glenn, of Hatley, and Sherry Kay Flippo and husband, Paul, of Hamilton, Ala.; one brother, Glenn Allen Morton of Caledonia; grandmothers, Etma Clytee Morton of Vernon, Ala., and Annetta Allen of Caledonia; five nephews and one niece.

Pallbearers are Jeremy Flippo, Zack Flippo, Mike Gartman, Roy Dean Seely, Roger Lackie and Joel Coleman.

Honorary pallbearers are CECO Building Shop employees, Charles Burks, Mike Gore, Joshua Flippo and Jason Flippo.

Memorials may be made to Aberdeen First Assembly of God Church.

Cheryl Sheppard

TISHOMINGO Cheryl Kay Sheppard, 48, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999, at Booneville Baptist Hospital after a sudden illness. She was a retired LPN, having worked 22 years at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a member of Canaan Assembly of God Church in Booneville, where she was a charter member of the Women’s Ministry. She enjoyed cooking.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Canaan Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Chuck Kennedy and the Rev. Gary Cleveland officiating. Burial will be in Tupelo Memorial Park. McMillan Funeral Home of Booneville is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Tommy R. Sheppard; two daughters, Pamela Perrigo and husband, Jerry, of Booneville, and Teresa Sheppard of Corinth; one son, Tommy D. Sheppard of Burnsville; four grandchildren, Joshua Mathis, Ashley Cosby, James Cosby and Cheyenne Sheppard.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time today at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society or the Benevolence Ministry of Canaan Assembly of God Church, P.O. Box 301, Booneville, Miss. 38829.

Danny Winders

HAMILTON Danny Joe Winders, 35, died Friday, Jan. 8, 1999, in the New Hope community of Lowndes County as the result of an automobile accident. He was born July 9, 1963, in Monroe County, where he was a lifelong resident. He was a self-employed chemical salesman for Southern Chemicals. He was a graduate of Hamilton High School and a member of Center Hill Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen with Dr. James Towery and the Rev. Jack Inmon officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens in Aberdeen.

Survivors include a daughter, Ashley Shannon Winders of Hamilton; his father, Joe Don Winders, and stepmother, Janice Weeks Winders, of Hamilton; his grandmother, Kate Winders of Hamilton; one sister, Samantha Jo Winders of Hamilton; one brother, Donny Winders of Aberdeen; and a special friend, Heather Cabaniss of New Hope.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Jean Welch Winders.

Pallbearers will be Scott Roberts, Joey Roberts, Dale Hawkins, Jimmy Hawkins, Tommy Dahlem, James Tucker, Ritchie Winders, Gary Weaver, Tim Winders, Doug Dahlem, Tracy Pickle, Chris Winders, Travis English and Danny Welch.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Sybil Harden

WEST POINT Sybil Modera Houser Harden, 91, died Friday, Jan. 8, 1999, at Clay County Medical Center. She was born Dec. 6, 1907, in Chickasaw County, and was the daughter of the late Quitman and Alice Bennett Houser. She was a retired factory worker and had worked as a seamstress. She was a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. She was married to Walter Lesley Harden, who preceded her in death on May 7, 1991.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Houston Funeral Home with the Rev. Tim Loden officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery near Houston.

Survivors include one son, Evans Harden of West Point; one sister, Hilda Langston of West Point; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Gerald Houser, Benton Douglas Houser, Frankie Lynn Houser and Keith Houser.

Memorials may be made to the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery Fund in Houston or Calvary Baptist Church in West Point.

Mildred Miles

LOS ANGELES Mildred Floyd Miles died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1999, in Los Angeles. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Hodges Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

Juan Sappington

NEW ALBANY Floyd Juan Sappington, 75, died Friday, Jan. 8, 1999, at the State Veterans Hospital in Oxford. He was born March 23, 1923, to John Earl Sappington and Jennie Mae Sappington. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church. He retired from the Soil Conservation Service after many years of service. He was a veteran of the United States Army and a cattle farmer.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Liberty Baptist Church with Bro. Ted Chandler and Bro. Mike Powell officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery. United Funeral Service of New Albany is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include two sisters, Atwell Sappington. and Oneida Murrah and her husband, Ralph, all of New Albany; two sisters-in-law, Vera Sappington and Sue Sappington, both of New Albany; three nieces, Martha Chandler, Norma Hall and Wanda Dodson; and eight nephews, Charlie, Connie, Bob, Tom, Benny, Larry and John Sappington, and Danny Murrah.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, J.E. Sappington and Newman Sappington.

His nephews will be the pallbearers.

The body will lie in state at the church from 1 to 2 p.m. today.

Ripple Underwood

CORINTH Ripple Cates Underwood, 92, died Friday, Jan. 8, 1999, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. A native of Kossuth, she was born Sept. 27, 1906. She was married to Jessie Ray Underwood, who preceded her in death. She was a retired home economics teacher and a member of First Baptist Church of Corinth. She graduated from Alcorn County Agricultural High School in Kossuth, and in 1925 from Mississippi State College for Women, where she earned a B.S. degree in home economics. During her 31-year teaching career, she taught at Wheeler, Alcorn County Agricultural and Corinth high schools. She attended numerous universities and received A.A. certification from Mississippi State University in homemaking education and administration/counseling and guidance. She worked with the Future Homemakers of America, and the Beginners Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church in Corinth.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at McPeters Funeral Home.

Survivors include her daughter, Mary Underwood Green and husband, William Earl, of Corinth; a son, Joe Ray Underwood and wife, Nancy Bettersworth Underwood, of Starkville; five grandchildren, William Earl Green Jr. of Dallas, Texas, David Ray Green and wife, Kim Lake Green, of Kossuth, Michael Cates Green of Jackson, John Robert Underwood and wife, Ramona Fairchild Underwood, of Newport News, Va., and Melinda Barbara Underwood of Atlanta; and two great-grandchildren, Catelin Rose Green and Alison Ray Green of Kossuth.

Pallbearers will be William E. Green Jr., David R. Green, Michael C. Green, John R. Underwood, Robert C. Mathis and Paul Cromeans.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Corinth.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Norma Jean Clayton

WALNUT Norma Jean Clayton, 68, died Friday, Jan. 8, 1999, at Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home of Ripley.

James Gober

RED BAY, Ala. James Etheridge Gober, 85, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999, at Midwestern Regional Hospital in Zion, Ill. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay.

James Wright

BELMONT James Ray Wright of Mobile, Ala., died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1999, in Mobile. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay.

Ruby Tollison

BLUE SPRINGS Ruby Tollison, 83, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999, at North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a homemaker and a member of Beech Springs Baptist Church. She was married to William Tollison, who preceded her in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Horace Vinson officiating. Burial will be in the Old Union Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Marjorie Huffstatler and husband, Jimmy, of Ecru; a daughter-in-law, Linda Tollison of Tupelo; one son, Tom Tollison and wife, Lori, of Albuquerque, N.M.; three sisters, Bessie Grant and Jean Lessel, both of Tupelo, and Lucy Welch of Sherman; three brothers, Raymond Vinson and Woodrow Vinson, both of Tupelo, and William Vinson of Jackson, Tenn.; grandchildren, Patricia Schever and husband, Jorgen, Chris Tollison and wife, Erin, Heather Tollison, Bryan Tollison and Tony Tollison; three great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by one son, Allen Tollison, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Vinson.

Clytee Pippins

BALDWYN Clytee Pippins, 79, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She joined Mt. Nebo CME Church at an early age and was an active member until her health failed. She was a Sunday school teacher, and a member of the Missionary Society, Stewardess Board, senior choir and the Heroines of Jericho. She was a graduate of Mississippi Industrial College in Holly Springs. She taught school at the Guntown School System and retired from the Baldwyn School System.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Nebo CME Church in Baldwyn with Dr. Paul A. Freeman Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the C.G.M. & S. Cemetery. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Hinton Pippins of Baldwyn; one son, Tyrone Pippins, and his wife, Lillian, of Baldwyn; five sisters, Lucille Davenport and Mattie Glinsey, both of Chicago, and Missouri Barnett, Clara Key and her husband, Cummings, and Evelyn Bender, all of Baldwyn; one brother, E.O. Richardson and his wife, Annie, of Baldwyn; four sisters-in-law, Mildred Richardson of Milwaukee, Wis., Ella Young and her husband, Oliver, of Birmingham, and Phil Coleman, Alice Anderson and her husband, Robert, all of Baldwyn; one brother-in-law, Harry Pippins and his wife, Earnestine, of Baldwyn; four grandchildren, Rhonda Crump and her husband, Chond, Reginald Pippins, Reneetra Shinault and her husband, Randy, and Sherrodd Dalrymple, all of Baldwyn; two great-grandchildren, Tyran Shinault and Darrius Wilson; one godson, Lavon Bender; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Copeland; one sister, Justine Watts; and two brothers, James Richardson and Leroy Copeland.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Willie Frank Starks

BLUE MOUNTAIN Willie Frank Starks, 59, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999, at Baptist Hospital Central in Memphis. He was a graduate of Bruce High School in Dyersburg, Tenn. He was a retired employee of U.S. Steel in Indiana. He was a Mason in Palestine Lodge No. 107 and a former member of King Solomon Lodge No. 57 in Indiana. He was a member of Watson Grove M.B. Church, where he was the adult Sunday school teacher, an Usher Board member, Usher Board treasurer, youth leader, youth department treasurer and Brotherhood member.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Watson Grove M.B. Church with the Rev. Charles Keys officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. Beasley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Starks of Blue Mountain; two daughters, LaRhonda Starks Harris of San Diego, Calif., and Tasha Starks of Blue Mountain; one sister, Ida Pierce of Dyersburg, Tenn.; three brothers, Lee Baxter Starks of Jackson, Tenn., Freddy Louis Starks of Indiana and Reginald Coleman of Nashville, Tenn.; one grandson.

The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Artra Riggs

Artra Riggs, 46, died Friday, Jan. 8, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary.

Pauline Robinson

BOONEVILLE Pauline Lytal Robinson, 90, died Friday, Jan. 8, 1999, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after a long illness. She was a retired factory worker and homemaker, and a member of Carolina United Methodist Church. She was the widow of Howard Robinson.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Frank Millender and the Rev. Billy Owen officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Marie Vernell Miller of Booneville; two sons, William Clifford “Bill” Robinson and his wife, Peggie, of Germantown, Tenn., and Bobby Wayne “Bob” Robinson and his wife, Bettye Gordon, of Memphis; two sisters, Irene Champion and Gladys Wroten, both of Booneville; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. today and until service time Sunday.

Emma H. Dixon

PRAIRIE Emma H. Dixon, 87, died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1999, at the Clay County Medical Center. She was born Aug. 30, 1911, in Clay County to William Hardy Sr. and Rebecca Holmes Hardy. She was a homemaker and a Pentecostal.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at St. Mark Church of God in Christ No. 1 with Elder George Brooks officiating. Burial will be in White Station Cemetery in West Point. Jackson Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Nutte Dixon Sr. of Prairie; five daughters, Alice L. Horne of Chicago, Emma D. Brooks and Sarah Thomas, both of Prairie, Sallie Armstrong of Stone Mountain, Ga., and Rebecca Buckley of St. Charles, Mo.; five sons, Willie V. Fields and Cleophus Dixon, both of Prairie, and Newt Dixon Jr., Emmitt Dixon and Harry L. Dixon, all of Chicago; two brothers, William Hardy Jr. and John L. Hardy, both of West Point; two sisters, Rebecca Watson Von Steele of St. Louis, Mo., and Cleo P. King of Bay Springs.

Visitation will be today at the funeral home. The family hour will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Marvin Brown

Marvin Brown died Friday, Jan. 8, 1999. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Beasley Funeral Home of Verona.

Billy Gene Pedigo

DUMAS Billy Gene Pedigo, 43, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a truck driver and a member of Dumas Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mark Tutor and Bro. Marvin Robbins officiating. Burial will be in the Kirkville Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Melissa Nichols and her husband, Michael, of Pratts, and Marsha Pedigo of New Albany; one son, Robbie Kennedy of New Albany; two sisters, Raye Raines and her husband, Benny, and Fran Hicks and her husband, James, all of Dumas; four brothers, C.L. Pedigo and his wife, Audrey, of Alpine, Charles A. Pedigo and his wife, Peggy, of Valley View, Ill., Mackie Pedigo and his wife, Leva, of Dumas, and Markus Pedigo and his wife, Linda, of Booneville; two grandchildren, Kimberly and Scott Nichols.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ruble Pedigo, and a sister, Faye Pedigo.

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

Walter Tallie

OXFORD Walter Tallie, 75, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999, at his home in Oxford. He was a native of Lafayette County, a retired farmer and a member of Rock Hill M.B. Church.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Hodges Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Rock Hill Cemetery in Oxford.

Survivors include his wife, Inese Tallie of Oxford; nine daughters, Sandra K. Brassell of Austin, Texas, Lillie Mae Tallie, Nancy Chatman, Elizabeth Jones, Edna K. Phillips and Annie B. Tallie, all of Oxford, Edna Faye Tallie and Essie Horton, both of Water Valley, and Merry Flowers of Abbeville; five sons, W.B. Tallie of Water Valley, and Walter Tallie Jr., Calvin Tallie, Q.T. Tallie and O.P. Tallie, all of Oxford; 26 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren.

Gordon E. Gray

AMORY Gordon E. Gray, 78, died Friday, Jan. 8, 1999, at the Gilmore Memorial Hospital after a sudden illness. He was born Aug. 26, 1920, in Monroe County. He grew up in Hatley and lived most of his life in Monroe County. He married Marie Mangum in 1941; she died in 1985. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Philippines. He was a Mason. He was a life member of American Legion Post No. 25 , where he was a member for 43 years. He was a member of VFW Post 4733 and a member of DAV Chapter 61 since 1982. He worked as a lineman for the Monroe County Electric Power Association and as a lineman in Macon. He also worked as a mechanic for the Oak Park Service Station. He was a member of Rocky Springs Baptist Church and the Whitetail Hunting Club. He served as a volunteer for the Beverly Health and Rehab Center in Amory and the Baptist Children’s Village. He enjoyed hunting and watching hummingbirds.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Pickle Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Tucker, the Rev. H.V. Brown and the Rev. John Gainer officiating. Burial will be in the Hatley Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Margie Parker Gray of Amory, whom he married in 1987; one daughter, LaJuan Viator of Huntsville, Ala.; one stepson, Ralph Senter of Nettleton; one brother, B.W. “Billy” Woods of Amory; two foster sisters, Ann Hinton of Shannon and Rebecca Williamson of St. Louis, Mo.; eight grandchildren, Paula Kellum, Kim Tubb, Shala Viator, Keri Beth Senter, Amanda Gail Hall, Scott Berryman, Brian Hall and Jason Hall; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Gordon Elmon Gray; his mother, Mamie Pate Mangum; a son, Larry Gordon Gray; and a grandson, Scott Senter.

Pallbearers will be Bryan Hall, Jeff Kellum, Donnie Lindsey, Jason Hall, Warner Berry, David Parker, Roger Parker, Jessi Lindsey, Scott Berryman and Dale Tubb.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the American Legion, the DAV and the VFW, and Masons.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Charley M. Simelton

BLUE MOUNTAIN Charley M. Simelton, 77, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999, at the Veterans Hospital in Memphis. He was a member of Antioch M.B. Church, where he was a deacon and an usher. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion Post 252. He was a former employee of Rucker Thurmond Cotton Gin and a retired employee of American Biltrite. He was an employee of Willingham’s Texaco Service Station.

Services will be at 1:45 p.m. Sunday at Antioch M.B. Church with the Rev. H.G. Evans officiating. Burial will be in the Academy Cemetery. Beasley Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Simelton of Blue Mountain; two daughters, Theresa S. Johnson of Ripley and Pamela Simelton of Blue Mountain; two grandchildren; one sister, Lillie V. Story of Clarksdale; one brother, Clyde Simelton of Senatobia.

Visitation will be from 2:30 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church 45 minutes before services.

Hubert York

ECRU Hubert Wayne York, 87, died Friday, Jan. 8, 1999, at the Pontotoc Hospital. He was a farmer and a school bus driver for 28 years. He was a retired employee of Ram Golf in Pontotoc. He was an Army veteran of World War II, and a member of the VFW and the American Legion. He was a member of Bethany Primitive Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Ecru with Elder Larry Wise, Elder E.D. McCutcheon and Dr. John Stewart officiating. Burial will be in Ecru City Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Clytee Wise York of Ecru; one daughter, Donna Ferguson, and her husband, Terry, of Ecru; one son, Gene York, and his wife, Brenda, of Ecru; two grandchildren, Patrick and Presley Ferguson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Curtis and Betty York, and a son, Wilbur Wayne York.

Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to service time Sunday.