Obituaries, Friday, May 29, 1998
CORINTH H.D. Peters, 66, died Wednesday, May 27, 1998, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was employed by the Independent Sign Co. He was an Army veteran and a member of Central Pentecostal Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Central Pentecostal Church. Burial will be in National Cemetery. McPeters Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Quay W. Peters of Corinth; two daughters, Karen Cornelison of Corinth and Barbara Austin of Burnsville; two sisters, Lucie Hathcock of Amarillo, Texas, and Carolyn Null of Corinth; three brothers, Leon Peters, Jimmy Peters and Tommy Peters, all of Corinth; two grandchildren.
AURORA, Ill. Rhonda Lynn Raines, 31, died Sunday, May 24, 1998, at her home. She was born Sept. 24, 1966, in Aurora.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at United Funeral Service Chapel in New Albany. Burial will be in Martintown Cemetery.
Survivors include her parents, Daniel and Kathy Martin Raines of Aurora; one sister, Sherry Raines Pounds of Aurora; her grandparents, Joseph and Eunice Robbins of Etta; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
IUKA Idell Marlar Brown, 70, died Thursday, May 28, 1998, at her home.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Iuka. Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Redith and Audie Huggins of Burnsville; two grandsons, Timothy Huggins of Selmer, Tenn., and Jonathan Huggins of Iuka; one great-grandchild, J. Huggins of Iuka.
Visitation will be from noon to service time today at the funeral home.
SALTILLO Clemon Wages, 89, died Thursday, May 28, 1998, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a retired law enforcement officer and a Baptist.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Waters Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn. Burial will be in Tupelo Memorial Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, James Marlin Wages, and his wife, Marie, of Flomaton, Ala.; two grandchildren, Sonya Gulledge and James Wages; one great-grandchild, Timothy Lee Gulledge.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
BALDWYN Dale Hendrix, 71, died Wednesday, May 27, 1998, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born in Newton, Iowa, and moved to Arkansas with his parents as a child. He attended school in Fouke, Ark. He enlisted in the Navy during World War II and served aboard ship and in Japan. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War in Japan and Korea. He later joined the Army, where he served in Hawaii and Germany. He completed 20 years of military service by serving with the Mississippi National Guard, retiring as a master sergeant E7. He was a member of Baldwyn Methodist Church.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bruce Little officiating. Graveside services and burial will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Concord Cemetery near Fouke, Ark.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Clark Hendrix of Baldwyn; one stepdaughter, Deborah Glass of Baldwyn; two stepsons, Steve Marsh and his wife, Judy, of Saltillo, and Billy Armstrong and his wife, Kelley, of Tupelo; two sisters, Avis Wiggington of Texarkana, Texas, and June Mishler of Gamaliel, Ark.; three brothers, David Hendrix of Texarkana, Texas, Charles L. Hendrix of Milan, Ill., and Dean Hendrix of Springfield, Mo.; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
Kathleen Patey Walker, 94, died Thursday, May 28, 1998, at the Cedars Health Center in Tupelo after a long illness. She was born and reared in Lauderdale County. She lived in Memphis for 30 years and in Tupelo since 1985. She was a homemaker and a member of Temple Baptist Church in Memphis. She was an avid doll collector.
Private graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Glenwood Cemetery with the Rev. Doug Jones officiating. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Janelle McComb and her husband, Roy, and Mary Maxine Ezelle and her husband, Don, all of Tupelo; one son, R.L. “Buddy” Patey of Jackson, Tenn.; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Don Bennett, Brian Ezelle, Blair Hill, Don Allen Ezelle, Roy McComb and Donald Ezelle.
The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
PEGUES AD AD AD AD
Mrs. Kathleen Patey Walker
Private graveside services
2 p.m. today
MYRTLE Raymond Lindsey, 78, died Wednesday, May 27, 1998. He was born Jan. 19, 1920, to Robert and Dovie Odel Lindsey. He was a retired factory worker, a veteran of World War II and a Baptist. He enjoyed woodworking.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Mortimer Funeral Home Chapel in New Albany with Bro. Billy Foley officiating. Burial will be in Cornersville Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Larry Ray and Harry Ray, both of Myrtle; two daughers, Becky Houpt of Pontotoc and Pamela Harrison of New Albany; two sisters, Sally Warren of New Albany and Lucille Brock of Rienzi; 15 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jo Della Beckworth Lindsey; his parents; four sisters, Alice Kellum, Effie Hodum, Kitcure Hall and Arrie Bateman; and three brothers, Jack Lindsey, Jim Lindsey and Pete Lindsey.
Pallbearers will be Ronnie Harrison, Roger Houpt, Norman Carwyle, Jimmy Carwyle, Jay Ash and R.L. Warren.
The body will lie in state at the funeral home until service time.
ANSON, Texas Bedie Beatrice Hatley, 80, died Tuesday, May 26, 1998, at the Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene, Texas. She was born Jan. 18, 1918, in Phil Campbell, Ala., to Robert Benton and Emma White Pounders. She lived in Nettleton most of her life and in the Abilene, Texas, area since 1992. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Nettleton with the Ref. Rufus Wilson officiating. Burial will be in the McDuffa Cemetery in Hamilton.
Survivors include two daughters, Nova Lou Wilson of Anson, Texas, and Betty Sue Bacon of Clyde, Texas; two sons, L.W. “Billy” Hatley of Nettleton and John Marion Hatley of Tupelo; 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, L.W. “Bill” Hatley, on Oct. 31, 1975; one sister; and three brothers.
Her grandsons will be pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 8:30 a.m. to service time Saturday at the funeral home.
Loman W. Williams
SMITHVILLE Loman W. Williams, 78, died Tuesday, May 26, 1998, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. He was born Dec. 2, 1919, in Smithville. He was a graduate of the Smithville schools. He was a retired member of the U.S. Air Force, retiring in 1963. He also was a retired employee of the Army-Air Force Exchange Service. He served in both World War II and the Korean War. He returned to Monroe County in 1974. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Amory, where he was a longtime Sunday School teacher. He was a member of the VFW. He was an ordained Baptist deacon. He enjoyed refinishing furniture.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with Bro. Jimmy McFatter officiating. Burial will be in Haughton Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy “Dot” Chism Williams of Smithville, whom he married in 1942; two daughters, Dianne W. Kirkland of Smithville and Karen W. Rhodes of Deerfield Beach, Fla.; one sister, Idra Lee Young of Smithville; four grandchildren, Eric Kirkland, Tara Kirkland, Adam Rhodes and Dana Rhodes.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rufus L. Williams and Ida Eugenia McDaniel Williams; four brothers, Bryan, Dewey, Woodrow and Arley Williams; and four sisters, Ivy Brasfield, Ila Mae Nash, Isa Lou Williams and Itha Ree Williams.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Young, Jimmy Young, Douglas Young, Tommy Williams, Teddy Williams and Jimmy Williams.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association or to the Parkinson’s Association.
AMORY Irene Fowlkes Willhite, 58, died Thursday, May 28, 1998, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.
CALHOUN CITY Bonner Cleo Whitworth, 91, died Wednesday, May 27, 1998, at Hillcrest Hospital in Calhoun City. He was born Oct. 18, 1906, in Calhoun County to Jack and Eugene Mayhan Whitworth. He was a retired employee of Harrelson Manufacturing Company, where he worked for 30 years. After retiring, he worked for the City of Calhoun City for 10 years. He was a member of New Gauley Free Will Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Maye Goodson Whitworth.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Howard Rodgers and the Rev. Paul Long officiating. Burial will be in New Gauley Cemetery.
Survivors include three daughters, Carolyn Denley and Linda Doler, both of Calhoun City, and Colleen Clark of Houston; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Kevin Doler, Jason Doler, Gilbert Denley, Michael Denley, Danny Hodge, Jody Doler, Byron Clark Jr., Garry Denley and Heath Denley.
VARDAMAN Doyle Hawkins, 99, died Wednesday, May 27, 1998, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. He was born Nov. 22, 1898, in Calhoun County to Sam T. and Nancy Elizabeth Hanna Hawkins. He was a graduate of Mississippi College and a retired employee of C&G Railroad. He was a deacon and former Sunday School teacher at the First Baptist Church in Vardaman. He was a Mason. He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace Gregg Hawkins, on June 13, 1984.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church in Vardaman with the Rev. Dale Easley officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Vardaman. Pryor Funeral Home of Calhoun City is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Elizabeth Sansing of Oxford; one son, Gerald Hawkins of Baton Rouge, La.; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
MAYWOOD, Ill. Tommy “Head” Webber, 72, died Friday, May 22, 1998, at Vencor Hospital in North Lake, Ill. He was a former resident of Michigan City and a retired custodian.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Sims Chapel M.B. Church of Michigan City with the Rev. Adam Gholson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Irma “Toto” Young Webber of Maywood, Ill.; three daughters, Sandra Evans of Barkley, Ill., Shirley Webber Short of New Albany and Kecelia Webber of Matteson, Ill.; six sons, James Webber, Darryl Webber and Jared Webber, all of Bellwood, Ill., Gregory Webber of Streamwood, Ill., and Garry Webber and Derrick Webber, both of Maywood, Ill.; three sisters, Betty Richard and Neda Booth, both of Chicago, and Bessie Wright of Detroit, Mich.; one brother, Walter Webber of Ashland; 23 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren.
Bobbie Jean Jones
HICKORY FLAT Bobbie Jean Massey Jones, 37, died Sunday, May 24, 1998, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany. She was a 1980 graduate of Hickory Flat High School. She was a member of Reid’s Gift M.B. Church of Potts Camp and a member of Baptist Hill M.B. Church Choir of Potts Camp. She was a sewing operator at Albany Industries in New Albany.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Reid’s Gift M.B. Church with the Rev. Joe Powell officiating. Burial will be in Baptist Hill M.B. Church Cemetery in Potts Camp. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Brittany Lynn Spencer of Hickory Flat; one son, Scottie Jones Jr. of Hickory Flat; four sisters, Birdie Harris and Everleny Holden, both of Hickory Flat, Betty Simmons of Ripley and Mattie Jean Jones of Milwaukee, Wis.; one brother, Eugene Massey of Hickory Flat.
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 one hour before services. There will be no viewing after the eulogy.
DOUBLE SPRINGS, Ala. Eber Lawrence Mann, 84, died Wednesday, May 20, 1998. He was born July 21, 1913, in Belmont to J.A. and Maggie Mann. He lived in Double Springs, Ala., for the past 52 years. He served in the U.S. Army for 4 1/2 years during World War II. He was a retired employee of the State of Alabama’s Highway Department. He was a deacon at the First Baptist Church of Double Springs for the past 30 years. He was an active member of the American Legion Post 0184 for the past 49 years, serving as vice commander, commander and chaplain over the years.
Services were handled by Nichols Funeral Home with the Rev. George Whitten and the Rev. Frank Wilson officiating.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia Mann; three brothers, Ed Mann of Greenville, Brison Mann of Iuka and Jack Mann of Belmont; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Inez Mann Moore; and a brother, Etha Mann.
Pallbearers were his nephews, Barron Gann, Tim Gilbert, Jonathan Gilbert, Don Gilbert, Duane Mann, Ralph Mann, Jimmy Moore and Jerry Reed.
Honorary pallbearers were members of the American Legion Post 0184, Kermit Adams, J.N. Bailey Jr., R.L. Cockrell, Eldon Curtis, Tolbert Farris, Lee O’Mary, Ed Snoody, Sam Weaver and Hoyett Wolfe.
SULLIGENT, Ala. Stella Louise Mason Hester, 83, died Wednesday, May 27, 1998, at her home. She was born Nov. 27, 1914, in Lamar County, Ala., to William and Cora Hall Mason. She was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church and a retired seamstress from Healthtex in Guin, Ala.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Otts Funeral Home Chapel in Sulligent with Bro. E.T. Sargent and Bro. Tim Riggs officiating. Burial will be in the Macedonia Cemetery.
Survivors include three sons, Fred Hester and his wife, Mary Lou, Ollie Hester and his wife, Gaynell, and Gary Hester and his wife, Paula, all of Sulligent; one daughter, Lola Kay Downey and her husband, Jim, of Sulligent; one sister, Hattie Price of Vernon, Ala.; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, Claudus Mason, Clyde Mason, Clarence Mason and an infant brother; one sister, Ruby Mason; and one great-granddaughter, Angel Nicole Gilstrap.
Joseph B. Meeks
CORINTH Joseph B. Meeks, 78, died Wednesday, May 27, 1998, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was a lifetime resident of Corinth and Alcorn County. He was a retired employee of Dana Corporation, an Army veteran and a member of Tate Baptist Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Magnolia Funeral Home with Dr. Richard Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Henry Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include his wife of 41 years, DeLois Cooley Meeks of Corinth; two sisters, Mable Meeks McLain, and Helen Meeks Davenport and her husband, Robert, all of Corinth; one brother-in-law, W.A. Cooley Jr. and his wife, Linda, of Corinth; three sisters-in-law, Ila V. Meeks of Truman, Ark., Sadie Bowen and her husband, Earnest Darris, of Corinth, and Martha Harber of Booneville; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, William Clyde Meeks; his mother, Ethel Magnolia Coleman Meeks; one brother, John H. Meeks; his father-in-law, W.A. Cooley Sr.; his mother-in-law, Sarah Effie Taylor Cooley; his brothers-in-law, Prentis Cooley, Richard Harber and Raymond McLain; and a sister-in-law, Louise Winsett.
Pallbearers will be his nephews, Gerald McLain, Jimmy McLain, John Kirby Meeks, Todd Bowen, Kevin Cooley and Jerry Harber.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time today.
NEW ALBANY Maggie Fortune, 95, died Wednesday, May 27, 1998, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. She was born Oct. 14, 1902, in Union County to Phillip A. Taylor and Mary Ann Hill Taylor. She was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church of New Albany.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Leslie Nabors officiating. Burial will be in Vista Memorial Park in New Albany.
Survivors include one daughter, Ruby Little, and her husband, Ellis; one son, Phillip A. “Junior” Fortune, and his wife, Dessie; his grandchildren, Daniel Little, Judie Patterson, Pat Henry, Jimmy Fortune, Margaret Lipford, Bonnie Roberts, Jerry Fortune, Kathy Windham, Cindy Allen and David Fortune; 17 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Fortune; a son, James Austin Fortune; a grandson, Johnny Fortune; a granddaughter, Jane Fortune Evans; and her parents.