Obituaries, Friday, April 7, 2000

AUTHOR: JUDYC

Obituaries, Friday, April 7, 2000

Bo Shaw

MICHIGAN CITY William Franklin “Bo” Shaw, 49, died Sunday, April 2, 2000, as the result of a tractor accident in Benton County. He was formerly of Philadelphia, Pa. He was a truck driver for the 1st District in Benton County. He was a member of St. James Church of God in Christ in Grand Junction, Tenn., and helped build the church. He was an avid horseman.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. James Church of God in Christ in Grand Junction, Tenn., with Elder James Norman officiating. Burial will be in Shaw’s Family Cemetery in Benton County. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Debra J. Gambrell Shaw of Philadelphia, Pa.; two daughters, Vanecia Williams and Shanille Shaw, both of Philadelphia, Pa.; one son, Dwayne McKelvey of Philadelphia, Pa.; one sister, Daisy Shaw of Memphis; two brothers, Earl Shaw of Memphis and L.G. Shaw of Grand Junction, Tenn.; three grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Nob Grimes

HOLLY SPRINGS Norvell “Nob” Grimes, 44, died Sunday, April 2, 2000, at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis as the result of injuries received in an automobile accident. He was a former resident of St. Louis, Mo. He was a 1974 graduate of Henry High School in Byhalia and a member of Mt. Peel M.B. Church in the Laws Hill community. He was an employee of N&J Railroad Contractors of St. Louis.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Peel M.B. Church with the Rev. MacArthur King officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three daughters, Kywana Grimes, Kanitra Grimes and Kiesha Grimes, all of St. Louis; one son, Keon Grimes of St. Louis; his former wife, Victoria Cobbs Grimes Jones of St. Louis; five sisters, Gloria Wilson of Holly Springs, Enoise Young of Byhalia, Teresa Green of Chicago, and Shirley King and Clirisa Grimes, both of St. Louis; eight brothers, Lorenzo Grimes of Batesville, and Joe Nathan McPherson, Hosia McPherson, Willie McPherson, Benny Grimes, Perry Grimes, Levell Grimes and Quinton Grimes, all of St. Louis.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from noon to 12:55 p.m. Saturday. There will be no viewing after the eulogy.

Mary E. Smith

HOLLY SPRINGS Mary E. Johnson Smith, 85, died Saturday, April 1, 2000, at Baptist Memorial Hospital Central in Memphis. She was a retired domestic worker and a homemaker. She was a member of Jones Grove M.B. Church of Holly Springs, where she was an usher, a Sunday school teacher, and a member of the Mother Board and the choir. She was the widow of Willie P. Smith.

Services will be at noon Saturday at Jones Grove M.B. Church with the Rev. John Powell officiating. Burial will be in Beverly Chapel CME Church Cemetery in Holly Springs. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include five daughters, Percie Anderson of Las Vegas, Nev., Azle Jones of Memphis, and Bobbie Mitchell, Gwendolyn Jones and Zelma Smith-Wiley, all of Holly Springs; five sons, Willie Smith, Joe Smith and Monroe Smith, all of Chicago, John Smith of Memphis and Robert Smith of Los Angeles; one sister, Jane Collins of Holly Springs; 19 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from 11 to 11:55 a.m. Saturday.

John D. Pritchett

BELLEFONTAINE John D. Pritchett, 83, died Wednesday, April 5, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born March 19, 1917, in Gordo, Ala. He worked as a leather craftsman for the Wilson Leather Co. for more than 30 years. He was a member of Roundaway Baptist Church in Indianola.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora with the Rev. Stanley Dorrough officiating. Burial will be in White Hill Cemetery in Webster County.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Nelms Pritchett of Bellefontaine; one daughter, Faye Perkins of Mathiston; one son, John P. Pritchett Sr. of Bellefontaine; two sisters, Margaret Logan of Jackson and Mildred Collins of Meridian; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

Luna Hale

PHARR, Texas Luna Barie Hale, 77, died Sunday, April 2, 2000, at the Regent Care Center in The Woodlands, Texas. She was born March 16, 1923, in Boyd, Texas, to Lottie and Robert Lee Burrow. She was a longtime resident of Pharr, Texas. She was a homemaker and the widow of Arthur D. Hale.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Oxford with the Rev. W.L. Oaks officiating. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Evelyn Clancey Coker of Hewitt, Texas; one son, David Hale of The Woodlands, Texas; one sister, Jackie Brennan of Lufkin, Texas; one brother, R.L. Burrow of Clinton; three grandchildren, Lizabeth Clancey of Hewitt, Texas, Dresden Hale and Madison Hale, both of The Woodlands, Texas; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; two sisters, Ann Lagodinos and LeoNell Ross; and a brother, Owen Burrow.

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

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Pharr, Texas.

James Beckley

James Beckley, 50, died Tuesday, April 4, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was the son of the late James L. Beckley and Alice Addison Beckley.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Inspirational Community Baptist Church in Tupelo with the Rev. Cordell Phillips officiating. Burial will be in College Hill Cemetery. Hodges Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include four daughters, Vanessa Young Beckley, Alisa Ware Beckley, Samyra Bell Beckley and Malaya Bell Beckley, all of Milwaukee, Wis.; four sons, James Young Beckley of Milwaukee, Wis., Victor Ford Beckley of California, J. Childs Beckley of New Jersey and Stevie Beckley of Milwaukee, Wis.; one brother, Robert Beckley of Tupelo; five uncles, Leon Beckley of Tupelo, Robert Beckley of Duquoin, Ill., and Felix Beckley, L.C. Addison and Jimmy L. Addison, all of Milwaukee, Wis.; three aunts, Lovie L. Jenkins of Tupelo, and Emogene Miller and Josie Owens, both of Milwaukee, Ill; a special friend, Mable Owens of Tupelo; 10 grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Lenora Gill

PONTOTOC Lenora Gill, 70, died Monday, April 3, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a native of Alabama. She was a member of Holy Temple Holiness Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher and a member of the Mothers Board.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at New Salem M.B. Church with the Rev. George Hatley officiating. Burial will be in the Palmetto Cemetery. Hodges Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Melvin Gill of Pontotoc; two daughters, Stephanie Feagin and Heather Gill, both of Pontotoc; four sons, Stanley Gill of Pontotoc, and Frederick Yeldell, Joey Yeldell and Anthony Davis, all of Montgomery, Ala.; two sisters, Emma Crittenden of Gary, Ind., and Leona Mitchell of New Jersey; 19 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time Saturday at the church.

Maida D. Christian

FULTON Maida D. Christian, 87, died Wednesday, April 5, 2000, in Tupelo. A lifelong resident of Itawamba County, she was born Oct. 16, 1912, to Tom Davis and Ella Hughes Davis. She was a retired factory worker and a member of Friendship Methodist Church. She was the widow of Arlis Christian.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tom Potter officiating. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Diane Reedy, and her husband, Bobby, of Tupelo; two sons, Tommy Christian and his wife, Janette, of Tupelo, and Bill Christian and his wife, Linda, of Atlanta; two granddaughters, Tina Felks and Heather Christian; four grandsons, Mike Christian, Don Christian, Brad Christian and Scotty Reedy; three great-grandchildren, Chris Christian, Michelle Christian and Anna Kathryn Reedy; two sisters, Mildred Moore of the Hopewell community and Joyce Moore of the Evergreen community.

Pallbearers will be Mike Christian, Don Christian, Brad Christian, Scotty Reedy, Marty Christian, James Sandlin, Tim Wallace and Dennis Moore.

Visitation will be from 6:30 a.m. to service time today.

R.D. Steele

FULTON R.D. Steele, 65, died Thursday, April 6, 2000, at his home after a brief illness. He was born March 12, 1935, in Itawamba County to T. Waggle and Rosa Jewel Byram Steele. He was a retired construction worker and a member of the Believers Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Harold Ozbirn and Bro. Bobby Jarrell officiating. Burial will be in Dennis Memorial Garden.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Bertha Ivey Steele of Fulton; three daughters, Diane Elder, Glenda Steele and Patricia Nichols, all of Fulton; five sisters, Lavelle Kent of Golden, Lanelle Clayton of Fairview, Janie Lou Lindsey and Bammie South, both of Mantachie, and Doris Moore of Dennis; five brothers, W.J. Steele and Cloyce Steele, both of Fulton, and J.W. Steele, Doyce Steele and Donald Steele, all of Fairview; six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Darlene Steele.

Pallbearers will be Billy Lindsey, Tony Steele, Richie Steele, Mike Steele, Terry Steele, Bobby Ivey, Robert Clark and Mike Sides.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today.

Patsy Ramsey

ELLISVILLE Patsy Faye Ramsey, 60, died Wednesday, April 5, 2000. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home of Booneville.

Curtis Randle

WEST POINT Curtis Randle, 69, died Tuesday, April 4, 2000, at his home in West Point. He was born May 8, 1930, in Chickasaw County. He was a retired laborer and a member of Pleasant Plain M.B. Church in Prairie.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Plain M.B. Church with the Rev. L.C. Clay officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Carter’s Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two sons, Kenneth C. Randle of Starkville and Anthony Randle of West Point; one daughter, Deborah Harrington of New York, N.Y.; six sisters, Lucy Mae Orr and Essie Randle, both of Jacksonville, Fla., Eddie Rine Pierce of Prairie, Bessie Rine Holliday of Benton Harbor, Mich., and Nettie Albert and Grace Moore, both of West Point; one aunt; six grandchildren.

Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Herman Stanley Jr.

Herman S. Stanley Jr., 84, died Wednesday, April 5, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born Dec. 20, 1915, in Tuscumbia, Ala., to Herman Shackleford Stanley Sr. and Elizabeth King Stanley. He moved to Tupelo with his parents in 1917. He was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater. He was an executive with Chicago Southern and Delta Airlines, retiring Jan. 1, 1976. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, where he was past president of the Wesley Fellowship Class, chairman of the trustees, adult Sunday school teacher and member of the administrative council.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Dr. Larry Goodpaster, the Rev. John Suddith and the Rev. Hershel Wiygul officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia S. Stanley of Tupelo; one son, Dr. Kenneth L. Stanley of Valdosta, Ga.; one daughter, Judith S. Bearden of Peachtree City, Ga.; one stepdaughter, Alice V. Daniel of Austin, Texas; one stepson, Watt Daniel of Tupelo; four grandsons, Stan Bearden, Brian Stanley, Eric Stanley and Patrick Stanley; one stepgrandson, James Carl Vail Jr.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Evelyn E. Stanley; his parents; and two brothers, Walter King Stanley and Robert Bruce Stanley.

Pallbearers will be Guy Mitchell III, Dr. Joe Bailey, Ron Richardson, David Sparks, J.C. Whitehead, Bill Harrison, Perrin Purvis and David O. “Son” Puckett.

Honorary pallbearers will be Herman Page, Cy Burnett, Walter Rhodes, Dr. Harold Hutson, George Maynard, Mac McLaurin, Paul Eason, Dr. Eugene Murphy and Dr. Bill Stroup.

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

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 412 W. Main St., Tupelo MS 38804 or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Mr. Herman S. Stanley

Tupelo

11 a.m. Saturday

Jefferson Street Chapel

Glenwood Cemetery

Mrs. Polly A. Davis

Pontotoc

Arrangements incomplete

Lois Bostick

BOONEVILLE Lois Bostick, 91, died Thursday, April 6, 2000, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was formerly of Golden. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont.

Alvin Johnson

TISHOMINGO Alvin Earl Johnson, 54, died Wednesday, April 5, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont.

Harry Hill

HAMILTON Harry Clay Hill, 88, died Thursday, April 6, 2000, at the Aberdeen/Monroe County Hospital. A lifelong resident of Monroe County, he was born Feb. 1, 1912, in Becker to P.P. and Notie Green Hill. He was a Baptist and a retired farmer.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Aberdeen with the Rev. Rowland Dempsey officiating. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Madie Morris Hill of Hamilton; three daughters, Nancy Faye Hill of Hamilton, Edith Roberts and her husband, Johnny, of Aberdeen, and Lora Dowdy of Brownsville, Tenn.; two sons, H.C. Hill Jr. of Hamilton, and Joe Roy Hill and his wife, Brenda, of Cincinnati, Ohio; three sisters, Pauline Dozier of Aberdeen, Mae Thorp of Fort Worth, Texas, and Dot Taylor of Texarkana, Texas; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.

Neva M. Dobbins

CORINTH Neva M. Dobbins, 89, died Wednesday, April 5, 2000, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was born Nov. 19, 1910, in Alcorn County to John and Florence Lindsey Moore. She was a nurse at Magnolia Regional Health Center and a member of West Corinth Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Corinthian Funeral Home with Rusty Hills officiating. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Thomas Earl Dobbins of Newton; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl J. Dobbins; her parents; two brothers, Howard and Macon Moore; and two sisters, Irene Lambert and Gladys Davis.

Visitation will be from noon to service time Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pinevale Children’s Home, 1872A CR 700, Corinth MS 38834.

Mattie Burke

MYRTLE Mattie Lois Burke, 98, died Thursday, April 6, 2000, at her daughter’s home in Myrtle. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service of New Albany.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today.

Mary Hancock

MEMPHIS Mary Brice Hancock, 77, died Wednesday, April 5, 2000, at the Allenbrooke Health Care Center in Memphis. She was a former resident of Corinth and a member of Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Bobby Joe Hancock officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two brothers, Bobby Joe Hancock and his wife, Rose, of Cowan, Tenn., and Jimmy Wayne Hancock of Corinth; two sisters, Virginia Kelly and her husband, Marion, of Memphis, and Dorothy Smith and her husband, Ross, of Selmer, Tenn.

She was preceded in death by her father, John Robert Hancock, and mother, Addie Lee Williams Hancock; a brother, William Harris “Bill” Hancock; a sister, Joy Jean Senn; and a sister-in-law, Carla Sue Hancock.

Pallbearers will be her nephews: Johnny Hancock, Bo Hancock, Timothy Hancock, David Hancock, Paul Hancock, Mark Hancock, Bobby Senn, Max Senn and Johnny Kelly.

Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. today at the funeral home and from noon to service time today at the church.

Florence Lancaster

HOUSTON Florence Lanham Lancaster, 85, died Wednesday, April 5, 2000, at the Floy Dyer Manor in Houston after a long illness. She was a retired homemaker.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in Woodland with the Rev. Al Gaspard and the Rev. Danny Bryant officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Woodland. Houston Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Dianne Hood of Derman; six sons, Jimmy Hugh Lancaster of Southaven, Joe Lancaster and Arnold Lancaster, both of Woodland, Kenny Lancaster of Lucedale, and John Fred Lancaster and Jerry Lancaster, both of Houston; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clinton Wilson Lancaster, on Aug. 21, 1990; a grandson, Jeffery Lancaster; her father, Abe Lanham; and her mother, Adella Sanders Lanham.

Her grandsons will be pallbearers.

Polly Davis

PONTOTOC Polly A. Davis, 69, died Thursday, April 6, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.

Sharon Jones

SMITHVILLE Sharon Jones, 53, died Thursday, April 6, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was an employee of the North Mississippi Medical Center business office and a member of Center Star Independent Methodist Church. She was the daughter of Gilbert A. and Alice C. Wise.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Mantachie with Bro. Buddy Rushing officiating. Burial will be in Stephens Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Kerry “Donny” Jones of Smithville; three sons, Tom B. Jones and his wife, Crystal, of Smithville, Joshua Allen Jones of the home and Shelby Morris of Golden; her mother, Alice C. Wise of Okolona; two brothers, Gilbert A. Wise Jr. and Ronald E. Wise, both of Okolona; two sisters, Catherine Y. Hickman of Sturgis and Judy A. Watkins of Houston; five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, Gilbert A. Wise; and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Kirby Wise Sr., and Mr. and Mrs. Nelson B. Miles.

Pallbearers will be Mike Jone, Tracy Chism, Jeff Buse, Gaylan Wise, Ledrew Wise, Richard Wise, Mike Jolly and Russell Jolly.

Honorary pallbearers will be the women employee of the NMMC business office.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 7 a.m. to service time Saturday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society.

James C. Freeman

MANTACHIE James C. Freeman, 60, died Wednesday, April 5, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a retired factory worker and a Baptist. He was the son of Hubert and Ella Madison Freeman.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Thomas Tapley and Bro. John Loden officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Judy Reynolds Freeman; one son, Brent Freeman of Mantachie; one daughter, Sherry Smith, and her husband, Craig, of Mantachie; two grandchildren, Devin Smith and Tori Smith.

He was preceded in death by a brother, John Freeman.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 7 a.m. to service time Saturday at the funeral home.

Gene Gates

ABERDEEN Gene Arthur “Doonie” Gates died March 27, 2000. He was born May 16, 1939, in Aberdeen to Coley Gates Sr. and Amelia Gates. He was a lifelong resident of Daniel Missionary Baptist Church in Aberdeen. For many years he lived in Minneapolis, Minn., where he was employed in the construction industry and self-employed with a towing and rubbish service. He was a member of Labor Union No. 563 and a life member of the Masonic Lodge. An avid fan of gospel singing, he sang tenor with many gospel groups.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Daniel Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. A. Sykes officiating. Burial will be in Oddfellows Rest Cemetery. Jackson Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his children, Gene “Doonie Jr.” Gates Jr., Ella Gates-Mahmoud (Eric), James “Chub” Gates, Jason Gates-Barrow, Taneesha Gates-Andrews and Pierre Gates-Davis, all of Minneapolis, and Willie “Mike” Gates (Janet) of Kansas City, Kan.; four brothers, Buford “BJ” Gates (Jessie Lee), Jimmy Dee Gates (Marian Jean), and Mickey Gates, all of Aberdeen, and Willie C. “Bow” Carter of Minneapolis; four sisters, Willie Mae “Friss” Blevins, Minnie Mae Gates, and Leonia Boyd (James), all of Aberdeen, and Linda Cunningham (Henry) of Huntsville, Ala.; his grandchildren, Andrew, Adrian, James, Dashawna, Taneesha, Jamar, Lakeem, Ella “Jazzy,” Willie Jr., Lakesha, Riza and Quadir; three aunts, Amanda Jane Kennedy and Mary Frances Rowe, both of Minneapolis, and Josie Willis of St. Louis, Mo.; nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Odessa Holliday-Gates; his parents; and two brothers, Willie Lee and Coley “Jack” Gates Jr.

Mary Kilpatrick

GUNTOWN Mary Kilpatrick, 82, died Thursday, April 6, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn.

Luther Edwards

SULLIGENT, Ala. Luther Edwards, 47, died Sunday, April 2, 2000, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in Columbus. He was born April 10, 1952, to Otis and Augusta Adams Edwards. He was formerly of Gary, Ind. He was a graduate of Roosevelt High School in Gary and a security guard for the City of Gary.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Otts Funeral Home Chapel in Sulligent, Ala., with Superintendent Murry R. Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Gilmer addition of the Sulligent City Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Erma Topps Edwards; four sons, Domingo Edwards, Damon Edwards, Rodney Edwards and Anthony Edwards, all of Gary, Ind.; three daughters, Elanda Edwards, Latosha Edwards and Elonda Edwards, all of Gary, Ind.; one brother, Otis Edwards Jr. of Gary, Ind.; two sisters, Jolynn Fleming of Aberdeen and Racine Goode of Sulligent, Ala.; several grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Judy Gillespie Terry

GERMANTOWN, Tenn. Judy Gillespie Terry, 49, died Wednesday, April 5, 2000, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. She was born June 11, 1950, in Lee County. She worked in banking and finance. She currently was an employee and partner with her husband in Gillespie Pest Control in Germantown, Tenn. She was a Methodist.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with the Rev. Kenneth Corley officiating. Burial will be in Pontotoc City Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Bobby Joe Terry of Germantown, Tenn.; one daughter, Melissa Terry of Germantown; one son, Michael Terry, and his wife, Darla Wallace Terry, of Pontotoc; her mother, Nadine Patton Gillespie of Pontotoc; one brother, Steve L. Gillespie of Pontotoc; two grandchildren, Lauren and Taylor of Pontotoc; two nephews, Matt and Luke Gillespie; one niece, Angie Gillespie Moorman; one great-niece, Bailey; an aunt, Dorothy P. Wallace of Pontotoc.

She was preceded in death by her father, Laron Gillespie.

Pallbearers will be Matt Gillespie, Brett Terry, Leroy Mills, Barry Russell, Chris Wallace and Larry Gillespie.

Honorary pallbearers will be Shan Terry and Jim Hanks.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time today.

Charles Mayfield

Charles Mayfield, 41, died Thursday, April 6, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Beasley Funeral Home of Verona.