Obituaries, Friday, July 23, 1999

AUTHOR: JUDYC

Obituaries, Friday, July 23, 1999

Aggie L. Graham

NEW ALBANY Aggie L. Graham, 85, died Sunday, July 18, 1999, at her home. She was a homemaker and a member of Golden Gate Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Golden Gate Church with Elder Robert Hamilton officiating. Burial will be in Palestine Cemetery. Beasley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three sons, James Riddle and Sammie Riddle, both of New Albany, and Jessie Riddle of Racine, Wis.; four daughters, Mary Foster, Bettie Riddle, Agnes McLaurin and Daisy Rutherford, all of New Albany; one brother, Ollie Berry of Belden; 23 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 1:30 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

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Dola B. High

Dola B. High, 94, died Sunday, July 18, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a member of Shiloh CME Church. She was an honor graduate of Okolona High School. She completed junior college and received her teaching license. She taught at the Oak Grove School in Union County. She later continued her education at Rust College in Holly Springs and received a B.A. degree in 1953. She retired from the Houston School District in 1971 after 41 years in the education profession.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Shiloh CME Church with the Rev. Leon Harris officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. Beasley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Druezella High of Tupelo; two sons, Robert A. High Jr. of Okolona and Melvin C. High of Norfolk, Va.; two daughters-in-law; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Annie K. Hayden of Pontotoc.

Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. today at Beasley Funeral Home in New Albany and from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Beasley Funeral Home in Verona. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Steven Nichols

HOUSTON Steven Thomas Nichols, 39, died Tuesday, July 20, 1999, near his home in Houston. He was born May 6, 1960, in Little Rock, Ark. He was a construction worker and a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Houston Funeral Home with the Rev. Danny Bryant officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery near Woodland.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra Dodson Nichols of Houston; two daughters, Tiffany Renae Nichols and Amy Frances Nichols, both of Houston; his parents, Rufus and June Nichols of Houston; one sister, Libby Griffin of Brandon; one brother, Gary Nichols of Houston.

Pallbearers will be Tracy Whitt, David Peel, Jon Arledge, Ken Walters, James Dendy and Wes Woods.

William E. Dalton

HOUSTON, Texas William Edward “Bill” Dalton, 71, died Tuesday, July 20, 1999, in Houston. He was born Sept. 20, 1927, in Centerville in Wilkerson County to Rufus L. Dalton and Helen Marsalis Dalton. He was in the Naval V-12 program at Tulane University and graduated in 1950 from Louisiana State University with a degree in engineering. He was a registered professional engineer in the states of Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma. After a four-decade career as president of Process Plants Engineering, Epic Instruments, Wastec Environmental, Berry Engineering in Corpus Christi, Texas, and chairman of SMC-McEver Engineering Inc., he retired in 1997. He was a longtime active member of the Second Baptist Church and numerous professional engineering organizations.

Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Oddfellows Cemetery in Okolona. Burial will be in the McCain family plot. Lee Memorial/Okolona Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Sue McCain Dalton of Houston, Texas; three sons, William Edward Dalton Jr. and his wife, Lisa, Steven Marsalis Dalton and his wife, Laura, and Everett McCain Dalton and his wife, Rebecca, all of Houston, Texas; six grandsons, James William Dalton, Clayton McCain Dalton, William Blake Dalton, James Tyler Dalton, William Price Dalton and James Everett Dalton, all of Houston, Texas; one granddaughter, Carey Lynn Dalton of Houston, Texas; one brother, Rufus L. Dalton of Birmingham.

Visitation will be at graveside after the service.

Memorials may be made to: Second Baptist Church, 6400 Woodway, Houston, Texas 77057; to Make A Wish Foundation, 1604 Bissonet, Houston, Texas, 77005; or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Mr. William Edward “Bill” Dalton

Houston, Texas

4 p.m. Saturday

Graveside

Oddfellows Cemetery

Okolona

Juanita Minor

GUYS, Tenn. Sara Juanita Arnold Minor, 70, died Thursday, July 22, 1999, at her home after a long illness. She was a homemaker and a member of Gaston Baptist Church.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home in Booneville with Bro. Milton Koon officiating. Burial will be in Gaston Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Shea Gardner of Guys, Tenn.; one brother, Herschel Arnold of Booneville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Minor; one son, Terry “Buddy” Minor; and three brothers, John, James and Junior Arnold.

Visitation will be until service time today.

Willie Frizzell

NANTICOKE, Pa. Willie Aron Frizzell, 89, died Wednesday, July 21, 1999, at the V.N.A. Hospice Unit at Heritage House in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., after a brief illness. She was formerly of Pontotoc. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Pontotoc, where she was a participant in the Adopted Grandparent program.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Baldwin Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with the Rev. Winston Ross officiating. Burial will be in Pontotoc Memorial Park. Baldwin Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Survivors include two sons, Lee Warren of Nanticoke, Pa., and Harvey Aron of Wemberly, Texas; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Elton Aron and Carl Frizzell; one daughter, Beatrice Warren; her parents, Robert and Eula Hitchcock Dorman; and her twin sister, Lillie Franks.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday.

Cleo Moss

CORINTH Cleo Doney Dixon Moss, 83, died Wednesday, July 21, 1999, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was a homemaker and a member of Tuscumbia Baptist Church.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at Tuscumbia Baptist Church with the Rev. Pete Wooley officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Roy Moss of Corinth; seven sons, Ambrosia Moss of Vermilion, Ohio, Charles Moss of Walnut, and Larry Wayne Moss, Jerry Moss, Terry Moss, David Moss and Alton Moss, all of Corinth; one brother, Amos Dixon of Corinth; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Moss, Adam Moss, Brad Moss, Bubba Butler, Timmy Wilbanks and Randle Jones.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

Nancy Hendrix

PONTOTOC Nancy Vernell Hendrix, 68, died Wednesday, July 21, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a retired furniture factory worker and a Baptist. She enjoyed cooking.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Browning Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Greg Herndon officiating. Burial will be in Eddington Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, James Hendrix of Pontotoc; one daughter, Deborah Warmack of Mooreville; two sons, Barry Hendrix and Jeff Hendrix, both of Pontotoc; one sister, Elizabeth Martin of Pontotoc; three brothers, Dualane Pannell of Okolona, Leon Pannell of Fulton and Dennis Pannell of Pontotoc; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon Kay Hendrix, and a son, Jim Hendrix.

Pallbearers will be Jody Hendrix, Frank Florez, Philip Richey, Mike Hogue, Brett Terry and Tre Wilson.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time today.

Virginia Chism

AMORY Virginia Stephens Chism, 72, died Wednesday, July 21, 1999, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital after a long illness. She was born Feb. 14, 1927, in Tupelo to Allen and Cora Lee Coplin Stephens. She married Roy M. Chism in 1947. She was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Amory. She lived in Memphis before moving to Jackson, where she lived for 30 years. She had lived in Amory for six years.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the First United Methodist Church in Amory with the Rev. Pat Ludlam and the Rev. Steven P. Keen officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Roy M. Chism of Amory; a son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Linda Chism of Hamilton; two daughters and sons-in-law, Cheryl and Frank Peeler of Amory, and Cindy and Glenn Walker of Brandon; six grandchildren, Trey Peeler, Melanie Harmon, Hope Walker, Ashley Peeler, Chris Walker and Jerret Chism; five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Trey Peeler, Ashley Peeler, Chris Walker, Chip Harmon, Jimmy Christian, Tony Brown and Johnny Chism.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Amory, Miss. 38821-0147.

Onie Mae Hudson

Onie Mae Hancock Hudson, 68, died Thursday, July 15, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a member of the Church of the Living God.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Church of the Living God with Elder Margie Hancock officiating. Burial will be in Hopewell Church Cemetery. Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her mother, Geneva Hancock of Tupelo; two sons, Matthew Montgomery of Shannon and Donnell Goree of Verona; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will continue from 1 to 2 p.m. today at the church.

Clay D. Wilson

THAXTON Clay D. Wilson, 74, died Tuesday, July 20, 1999, at his foster daughter’s home in New Albany. He was a lifelong resident of the Thaxton area. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a retired employee of Sunshine Mills, a member of Shiloh Baptist Church and a Woodsman.

Services were Thursday, July 22, 1999, at Shiloh Baptist Church in Thaxton with the Rev. Tommy Inmon and the Rev. David Thomas officiating. Burial was in Shiloh Cemetery. Mortimer Funeral Home of Pontotoc was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his foster daughter, Juanita Burchfield of New Albany; six brothers, John Wilson of Memphis, Linville Wilson of Rossville, Tenn., Ralph Wilson of Tupelo, and Ike Wilson, Dee Wilson and Travis Wilson, all of Thaxton.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Dearman Wilson, and a son, Kenneth Dean Wilson.

Opal Camp

AMORY Opal Camp, 76, died Thursday, July 22, 1999, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.

Linda Lawson

BOONEVILLE Linda Faye Bressler Lawson, 55, died Wednesday, July 21, 1999, at her home after a long illness. She was a home health technician with Superior Home Health Care and a respite care volunteer. She also was an active volunteer in other organizations. She was a member of Smith Chapel Free Will Baptist Church in Booneville, the American Legion Auxiliary and Women’s First Breast Cancer Coalition.

A memorial service was held Thursday, July 22, at McMillan Funeral Home with the Rev. Ricky Willis officiating. A second memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Cobb Funeral Home in Blytheville, Ark. Burial will be in Dogwood Cemetery in Blytheville. McMillan Funeral Home of Booneville is in charge of local arrangements, and Cobb Funeral Home of Blytheville is in charge of Arkansas arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Eugene Lawson; her mother, Iantha Wooldridge of Blytheville, Ark.; one daughter, Donna Harris of Blytheville; two sons, Terry Bressler of Booneville and Timothy Scott Bressler of Selmer, Tenn.; six sisters, Joy Riggs of Dell, Ark., Ruth Ashabranner of Paragould, Ark., Melba Akers, Carolyn Gilliam and Becky Simmons, all of Blytheville, and Jane Frith of Layton, Utah; five brothers, Otis L. Wooldridge of Jonesboro, Ark., Bob Wooldridge and Dohn Wooldridge, both of Oklahoma City, Okla., Hershel Wooldridge of Jefferson, Texas, and Leroy Wooldridge of Blytheville; 12 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, Otis Wooldridge, and a sister, Betty Daughtery.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Cobb Funeral Home in Blytheville, Ark.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer society or Superior Home Health and Hospice Memorial Fund, 3001 Highway 72 West, Corinth, Miss. 38834.

Otis Pickens

ST. LOUIS Otis “Preacher” Pickens, 73, died Sunday, July 18, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a member of the Mt. Lebanon M.B. Church in St. Louis. He was a native of Mississippi.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the New Hope United Methodist Church with the Rev. William Foster officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Williams Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his mother, Lucille Pickens of Okolona; his wife, Drucilla Ivy of Grand Rapids, Mich.; three daughters, Bonnie Pickens of St. Louis, Shirley Beamon of Grand Rapids and Lucille Singleton of Houston, Texas; four sons, Otis Pickens of Houston, Harold Pickens of St. Louis, Lee Ernest Pickens of Okolona and Larry Pickens of Grand Rapids; two sisters, Leola Neal of Houston and Obine Hykes of St. Louis; one brother, James Pickens of Okolona; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Otis Pickens Jr., Harold Pickens, Lee Ernest Pickens, Vail Pickens, Mark Pickens and Terrance Smith.

Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family and friends hour will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today.

Crockett Richmond

HOLLY SPRINGS Crockett Richmond, 74, died Monday, July 19, 1999, at his home in Holly Springs. He was a retired laborer (pipeline) and a member of Adolphus Chapel CME Church in Holly Springs.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Adolphus Chapel CME Church with the Rev. Charles Dooley officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two sisters, Lovaner Daniel and Lizzie Boyd, both of Holly Springs; three brothers, Willie Richmond and Walter Richmond, both of Holly Springs, and Broady Richmond of Kansas City, Kan.

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 1 to 1:55 p.m. Saturday. There will be no viewing after the eulogy.

James Bell

HOLLY SPRINGS James Henry Bell, 56, died Monday, July 19, 1999, at his home in Holly Springs. He was a member of Hopewell No. 2 M.B. Church of Hudsonville. He was a laborer with Southern Brick and Tile in Byhalia before becoming disabled.

Services will be at noon Saturday at Hopewell No. 2 M.B. Church in Hudsonville. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Barbara Ann Crumb of Holly Springs; his mother, Lorina Luellen Bell of Holly Springs; three sisters, Eunice Bell of Ashland, and Clara Bowens and Birdie Evans, both of Holly Springs; three brothers, Levi Bell of Memphis, and Lawrence Bell and William Bell, both of Holly Springs; five grandchildren.

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 11 to 11:55 a.m. Saturday. There will be no viewing after the eulogy.

Conte Richard White

ABERDEEN Conte Richard White died Monday, July 19, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born June 18, 1969, in Monroe County to Willie A. and Irma Griffin White. He attended Aberdeen public schools and graduated with honors.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Morgan Chapel CME Church in Aberdeen with the Rev Annie Whitmore officiating. The Rev. John O. Barrentine will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in the Oddfellows Cemetery. Jackson Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three children, Michael, Taja and Brittany Cunningham of Prairie; his mother, Erma White of Aberdeen; three brothers, Thomas E. White of Tupelo, Willie A. White Jr. of Chicago and Curtis C. Johnson of Jackson; five sisters, Delsie Jones of Buena Vista, Sandra Marble of Prairie, Donna Rush of and Ingra Fort, both of Aberdeen, and Ora Morton of West Point; one aunt; four uncles two great-uncles; three great-aunts; 11 nieces; 10 nephews; two great-nephews; one great-niece.

Sequita Wynette Betts

ABERDEEN Sequita Wynette Betts died Saturday, July 17 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Aug. 12, 1972, in Monroe County to Helen Betts Barr and Walter James Betts. She was an active member of Carter’s Chapel Faith Temple and sang in the New Creation Choir.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Carter’s Chapel Faith Temple in Amory with Elder G.T. Howell officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery in Amory. Jackson Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two brothers, Victor Betts of Hampton, Va., and Kirby Betts of Aberdeen; two sisters, Edana Betts of Aberdeen and Yashida Betts Barr of Amory; two grandmothers, Earline Betts of Chicago and Frances Burley of Amory; her great-grandmother, Goldie Betts of Jackson; three nephews, Jordan Betts Standifer of Becker, and Darrius and Da’Shun Betts of Aberdeen; five nieces, Kisheka and Kirsha of Aberdeen, Trinity Betts of Aberdeen, and Carla and Abriana Betts of Hampton, Va.; several uncles, aunts and cousins.

Jimmy Lee Ward Sr.

Jimmy Lee “Jim” Ward Sr. died Thursday, July 22, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.

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Jimmy Lee “Jim” Ward Sr.

Tupelo

Arrangements incomplete