Obituaries, Friday, Sept. 18, 1998

AUTHOR: JUDYC

Obituaries, Friday, Sept. 18, 1998

Thomas Nanney

MYRTLE Henry Thomas “Beaver” Nanney, 30, died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1998, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany. He was born March 15, 1968, in Tupelo to Henry T. Nanney and Cathy Gilliam Nanney. He was a lead man at Masterbilt.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at United Funeral Service Chapel in New Albany with Bro. David McMillen and Bro. Greg Herndon officiating. Burial will be in Enterprise Cemetery in New Albany.

Survivors include his wife, Susan Hale Nanney of Myrtle; one daughter, Kimberly Renee Nanney of Myrtle; one son, Samuel Leighton Nanney of Myrtle; his parents, Henry and Cathy Nanney of New Albany; one sister, Angela Lynn Nanney of New Albany; one brother, William Christopher Nanney of New Albany; his grandparents, Lee Earl and Laverne Gilliam of New Albany, Billie Quay Verrell of New Albany, and Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Nanney of Fulton.

Carlos Nanney

NEW ALBANY Carlos Lee Nanney, 24, died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1998, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany. He was born Nov. 21, 1973, in New Albany to Henry T. Nanney and Cathy Gilliam Nanney. He was an employee of Masterbilt.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at United Funeral Service Chapel in New Albany with Bro. David McMillan and Bro. Greg Herndon officiating. Burial will be in Enterprise Cemetery in New Albany.

Survivors include his wife, Penny Robinson Nanney of New Albany; two daughters, Chasity Hope Nanney and Charity Paige Nanney, both of New Albany; one stepson, Zachary Campbell of New Albany; his parents, Henry and Cathy Nanney of New Albany; one sister, Angela Lynn Nanney of New Albany; one brother, William Christopher Nanney of New Albany; his grandparents, Lee Earl and Laverne Gilliam of New Albany, Billy Quay Verrell of New Albany, and Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Ray Nanney of Fulton.

Mary Evans

MEMPHIS Mary Marie Mullins Evans, 72, died Saturday, Sept. 12, 1998, at Methodist Hospital Central in Memphis. She was a former resident of Ashland and a member of Shiloh M.B. Church of Ashland. She was a retired domestic worker in private homes and the widow of O.D. Evans.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ashland Middle School with the Rev. Leon Perry officiating. Burial will be in the Shiloh M.B. Church Cemetery in Ashland. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three daughters, Dorothy Brown and Barbara Moore, both of Memphis, and Earnestine Scruggs of Ashland; five sons, William Evans Jr. of Memphis, and Sam Evans, Walter Evans, Johnny Evans and Leon Evans, all of Ashland; two sisters, Lottie Payne of Red Banks and Alice Ayers of Memphis; six brothers, Freddie B. Mullins and James Mullins, both of Memphis, Wayne Mullins of Grand Junction, Tenn., Sam Henry Mullins and Eugene Mullins, both of Red Banks, and Leroy Mullins of Ashland; 40 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a special friend, Curtis Shipp of Memphis.

Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the school from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday. There will be no viewing after the eulogy.

John B. Moak

AUGUSTA, Ga. John Benjamin Moak, 87, died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1998, at his home in Augusta, Ga. He was born Aug. 29, 1911, in the Bogue Chitto community of Lincoln County to George Henry and Ara Albritton Moak. He moved to West Point in 1938 and lived there until moving to his son’s home in Augusta, Ga., in October 1996. He retired from the U.S. Department of Agriculture with 35 years of federal service, including serving as soil conservationist for Clay County for more than 30 years. He was a graduate of Mississippi State University, and a member of the MSU Alumni Association and the M Club Alumni. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of West Point. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Ruth Moak, in January 1997.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at West Point Memorial Garden Cemetery with Dr. Gary Richardson officiating. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one son, Bob Moak of Augusta; one daughter-in-law, Nancy Moak of Augusta; three grandchildren, Leslie Maddox, Robert Moak and Laura Moak, all of Augusta; four great-grandchildren, Garrett Maddox, Paige Maddox, Morgan Maddox and Anslee Moak, all of Augusta.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Also, the family will gather at the cemetery at 1:45 p.m. Sunday to receive friends.

Memorials may be made to: Mississippi State University Bulldog Club, P.O. Drawer BT, Mississippi State, Miss. 39762; or St. Joseph Hospice Center for Life, 2260 Wrightsboro Road, Augusta, Ga. 30904; or St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, 3321 Wheeler Road, Augusta, Ga. 30909.

George M. Merritt

NEW ALBANY George Marion Merritt, 75, died Thursday, Sept. 17, 1998, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. He was born Feb. 16, 1923, in Myrtle to Chester W. Merritt and Annie Lou Williams Merritt. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Myrtle and a farmer.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at United Funeral Service Chapel with Bro. W.L. Oaks and Bro. Kevin Merritt officiating. Burial will be in Glenfield Memorial Park in New Albany.

Survivors include one daughter, Betty Ann Pickens of Myrtle; two sons, Bro. Jerry Clay Merritt and Guy Phillip Merritt, both of Myrtle; two brothers, Dr. William J. Merritt and Chester Merritt, both of Myrtle; his former wife, Betty Basil Merritt; 17 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Roger Allen Merritt; three brothers, Marvin, Kenneth and W.C. Merritt; and two sisters, Thelma Pannell and Ollie Sue Merritt.

Pallbearers will be Keith Merritt, Jason Meritt, Jerry Clay Merritt, Marlon Gaines, J.R. Merritt, Willie Paul Pickens and Johnny Mark Pipkins.

Pearl Hill

SMITHVILLE Pearl Pickle Weaver Hill, 81, died Thursday, Sept. 17, 1998, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.

Annie Hill

HOULKA Annie Pulliam Hill, 82, died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1998, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late Jackie and Lonnie Pulliam.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Thompson Chapel CME Church with the Rev. Young officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Williams Memorial Funeral Home of Okolona is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a daughter, Reel Hamilton, and her husband, James Frank Hamilton, of Houlka; seven grandchildren, Bennie Frank Pulliam, Catherine Townsend, Janice M. Hamilton, Annie Mae Hamilton and Annie Marie Hamilton, all of Houlka, and Irene Johnson of Plantersville; 13 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a grandson.

Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. A wake will be from 5 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

Janie Mae Brandon

ABERDEEN Janie Mae Brandon, 67, died Sunday, Sept. 13, 1998, at her home. She was the daughter of the late Lucian Brandon and Sallie Rowe Brandon.

Services will be at noon Saturday at the Ebenezer M.B. Church with the Rev. Jessie Sawyer officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Williams Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include four daughters, Gertrude Brandon and Mattie Muellin, both of Aberdeen, Betty Nichols of St. Louis, Mo., and Esther Bevels of New Jersey; three sons, Jimmy Pargo of Aberdeen, Sugar Bell Pargo of Ypsilanti, Mich., and William H. Brandon of St. Louis; two stepsons, Robert Williams and Eddie Sykes, both of St. Louis; four sisters, Maudine Walker of Houston, Catherine Key of Aberdeen, and Sally Word and Ethel Simpson, both of Ypsilanti, Mich.; four brothers, Arthur “Red” Brandon of Aberdeen, David Brandon of Chicago, Booker T. Brandon of Ypsilanti and Dewell Brandon of Jackson, Mich.; 17 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. today at the funeral home. The wake will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Mildred Pettigrew

CORINTH Mildred Pettigrew died Thursday, Sept. 17, 1998, at the Alcorn County Care Inn. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Coleman Funeral Home.

Ruthie N. Nash

RIENZI Ruthie N. Nash, 88, died Thursday, Sept. 17, 1998, at the Corinth Health and Rehabilitation Center after a long illness. She was a homemaker and a member of the North Rienzi Church of Christ. She was the widow of Arlin Nash.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel in Booneville with Minister Jerry Childs officiating. Burial will be in Sardis Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Mattie Faye Trollinger of Rienzi; two sons, Lawrance Nash of Brandon and Grady Nash of Rienzi; one sister, Juanita Shackelford of Booneville; six granddaughters; one grandson; five great-granddaughters; two great-grandsons.

Aud M. Mask

CORINTH Aud M. Mask, 106, died Thursday, Sept. 17, 1998, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was a farmer and a member of Shiloh Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Coleman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Wages officiating. Burial will be in Presbyterian Shiloh Cemetery.

Survivors include three daughters, Mildred McNeil, Gertrude Dunn and Opal Nixon, all of Corinth; 41 grandchildren; 89 great-grandchildren; 88 great-great-grandchildren; two great-great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jennie Mask; his children, Lotta Mask, Ruby Jobe, Herman Mask, Bynam Mask, Jewell Mask, Grady Mask and Jake Mask; brothers and sisters, Henry Mask, Duff Mask, Elix Mask, Jenny Mask, Cleo Mask, Bell Roaten, Tabe Roaten and Lela Roaten; and his parents, Ed and Vennie Mask.

His grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Maurice Hineman

DUMAS Maurice Newell Hineman, 61, died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1998, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a Baptist and a truck driver for MST Express of New Albany.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Doc Shelton officiating. Burial will be in Jacobs Chapel Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Reba Hineman of Dumas; two daughters, Willa Cantu of New Albany and Dreama Pinkowski of Allen Park, Mich.; two stepsons, Tony Adair of Ashland, Ky., and Randy Adair of Dumas; two sisters, Carolyn Mullins of Franklin Furnace, Ohio, and Erma Dunfee of Willow Wood, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Joseph Pinkowski, William Cantu, Charles Cantu, John Adair, Brandy Adair, Amber Adair and Lee Adair; one stepgrandchild, D.J. Hatten.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Maurice and Charlene Thornton Hineman.

Pallbearers will be Tim Pinkowski, Randy Adair, Tony Adair, Jimmy Gross, Ernest Gates and Mack Childers.

Honorary pallbearers will be William Childers, Joseph Pinkowski, William Cantu, Charles Cantu, John Adair, Lee Adair and D.J. Hatten.

Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. today.

Euple Wilson

GOLDEN Euple Wilson, 80, died Thursday, Sept. 17, 1998, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Nov. 22, 1917, to James Nathon Johnson and Alma Etta Hood Johnson. She was a lifelong resident of Itawamba County and a retired factory worker. She was a member of Mt. Gilead Church of Christ for 57 years and an active teacher in the junior Sunday School class.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Minister R.C. Byram and Minister Russ Crosswhite officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Gilead Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband of 58 years, J.E. Wilson of Golden; three daughters, Irene Goode of Hamilton, Charlene Allen of Southaven and Cathy Graham of Golden; two sons, David Wilson of Madison and Johnny Wilson of Fulton; two sisters, Vertie West and Telsie McPhearson, both of Fulton; one brother, James Johnson of Fulton; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandsons.

Pallbearers will be Billy Johnson, Jason Wilson, Mike Pogue, John Watkins, Nathan Wilson and Tim Holsomback.

Mark Wilson and Justin Wilson will be honorary pallbearers.

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

Wilma Yawn

VERONA Wilma Boyd Lindsey Yawn, 63, died Thursday, Sept. 17, 1998, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born March 2, 1935, to Hosie Boyd and Henieretta Hagood Boyd. She was a member of New Union Baptist Church of Halltown and a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post No. 4087. She was a homemaker, and a factory worker for Glen Manufacturing and Amory Garment Company. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Reesel Lindsey.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Shawn Tutor officiating. Burial will be in Sandy Springs Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Louie Yawn of Verona; three daughters, Sherry Hendrix and Regina Beasley, both of Mooreville, and Karen Goodrich of Verona; one son, Donnie Lindsey of Amory; one sister, Betty Davis of Winthrop Harbor, Ill.; one brother, Leo Boyd of Muscle Shoals, Ala.; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; seven stepbrothers; two stepsisters.

Pallbearers will be David Keeton, Jesse Lindsey, Jon Pounds, Elmer Gilland, Roger Kyle and Eddie Beasley.

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

Arvelce Ross

ASHLAND Arvelce Ross died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1998, in Columbus, Ohio. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Foster and Son Funeral Home of Ripley.

Mattie Sue Jones

OXFORD Mattie Sue Jones, 48, died Monday, Sept. 14, 1998, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. She was a native of Lafayette County. She was a cook and cake decorator for DeAnna’s Confections.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Philadelphia M.B. Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Hodges Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Cynthia Price and Sharron Jones, both of Oxford; one son, Tony Jones of Oxford; her parents, Tommie and Emma Hilliard of Oxford; two brothers, David Hilliard and Nanders Lee Hilliard, both of Oxford; three grandchildren.

Marissa Irby

PONTOTOC Marissa Marie Irby, stillborn, died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1998, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Baldwin Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Harold K. Russell officiating. Burail will be in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include her father, Donald Prentiss Irby, and her mother, Charissa Irby, of Pontotoc; one brother, Ronald Prentiss Irby of Pontotoc; her grandparents, James and Hazel Irby of Pontotoc, and Linda Luker of Calhoun County.

Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.

James Fred Field

WREN James Fred Field, 79, died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1998, at his home in Wren after a brief illness. He was born June 16, 1919, in Grenada County. He had lived in Monroe County for more than 50 years. He was a retired employee of the Kerr-McGee Company, where he was a maintenance supervisor for more than 25 years. He was an Air Force veteran of World War II and a Baptist.

A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at Faith Presbyterian Church in Aberdeen with the Rev. David Harrell officiating. Lee Memorial Funeral Home/Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Markee Field of Wren; a daughter, Anita Russell of Wren; a son, Charles Field of Wren; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three sisters.

Visitation will be at the church after the service.

Memorials may be made to the Palmer Home for Children, P.O. Box 746, Columbus, Miss. 39701 or Faith Presbyterian Church, 210 Meadowview Drive, Aberdeen, Miss. 39730.

James R. Chambers

BALDWYN James R. Chambers, 45, died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1998, at the North Mississippi Medical Center.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Nebo CME Church with the Rev. Johnny S. Agnew officiating. Burial will be in the CGM&S Cemetery. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Chambers of Baldwyn; one daughter, Subrina Chambers of Miami, Fla.; three stepchildren; five brothers, Johnnie Ray Chambers and his wife, Jean, Chambers, of Baldwyn, and Jerry Chambers and his wife, Teresa, Jimmy Chambers and his wife, Doris, Stanley Chambers and his wife, Teresa, and Darrell Chambers, all of Booneville; three sisters, Katheryn Welch and Irma McGaha, both of Miami, Fla., and Barbara Young and her husband, Johnnie, of Booneville; his grandmother, Sammie Johnson of Corinth; his mother-in-law, Cozette Campbell of Baldwyn; four grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family hour will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Anna Roberson

HOLLY SPRINGS Anna Lager Roberson, 70, died Thursday, Sept. 17, 1998, at Baptist Hospital Central. She was born Jan. 22, 1928, in Marlofstein, Germany. She was a homemaker.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ila Grisham officiating. Burial will be in Lebanon Cemetery near Olive Branch.

Survivors include her husband, Robert C. Roberson of Holly Springs; two sons, Charlie Roberson of Memphis and Bobby Roberson of Bartlett, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Gary Roberson.

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

William Stewart Sr.

HARMONTOWN William Marlin Stewart Sr., 79, died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1998, at his home. He was born Nov. 1, 1918, in Canaan to William Thomas Stewart and Elizabeth Rutledge Stewart. He was a former machinist for Shelby Electric Company in Memphis and Fryling Electric Company in Holly Springs. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Holly Springs. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a Mason.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mike Baggitt officiating. Burial will be in Free Springs Methodist Cemetery in Harmontown.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby Hartley Stewart of Harmontown; one son, William M. Stewart Jr. of Cordova, Tenn.; two daughters, Susan Tankersley of Harmontown and Mary Ann Haas of Murphreesboro, Tenn.; one sister, Wardie Dees of Jumpertown; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Murchison, and a grandson, Randy Eugene Murchison Jr.

Pallbearers will be Greg Stewart, Wayne Finch, Bill Selby, Daniel Tankersley, Gerry Haas, Chris Stewart, Randy Murchison, Vinoy Tankersley, J.V. Tankersley and Jim West.

Oliver Standifer

FULTON Oliver “Square” Standifer, 81, died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1998, at his home. He was born Dec. 2, 1916, in Monroe County to Ishbo and Virlie Stegall Standifer. He was a Methodist and a retired employee of Dow Brewer Sawmill.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at New Chapel CME Church with the Rev. Roosevelt Irons officiating. Burial will be in New Chapel Cemetery. Jackson Mortuary of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Dezzie Lee Standifer of Fulton; one son, S.B. Standifer of Fulton; two daughters, Lenese Esters of Fulton and Daphne S. Lane of Tupelo; four sisters, Beatrice Meaders of Smithville, Hannah Jenkins of Amory, and Nolan McKinney and Dora Morris, both of Gary, Ind.; one brother, Ollan Standifer of Amory; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family hour will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Victor Johnson Sr.

CORINTH Victor Price “Dude” Johnson Sr., 75, died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1998, at the Corinth Health and Rehab Center. He was a member of Foote Street Church of Christ. He was a businessman and former owner of Johnson’s Appliance Co. and Johnson Motors Inc., a Cadillac-Oldsmobile dealership. He was an Air Force pilot in World War II and flew a B-24 in 21 missions in the South Pacific. He also served in the Korean War.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ted Avant officiating. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Jo Martin Johnson of Corinth; one son, Victor Price Johnson Jr., and his wife, Carol, of Corinth; one daughter, Lynn Martin Johnson Gibbs and her husband, Michael, of Brandon; four grandchildren, Chris Gibbs and his wife, Cynthia, Sam Gibbs, Joseph Gibbs and Sarah Gibbs; one sister, Kathleen Johnson Pett of Scottsdale, Ariz.

He was preceded in death by his father, Allen Price Johnson; his mother, Mary Lucille McKenzie Johnson; one brother, W.W. Johnson Sr.; and one sister, Katy Claunch.

Pallbearers will be Jim Johnson, Sam Johnson, Fred Johnson, Paul Johnson, Pat Claunch and Jeff McDaniel.

Roger Fryar

MEMPHIS Roger Fryar, 90, died Saturday, Sept. 12, 1998, at Graceland Nursing Home in Memphis. He was a member of Riverside Baptist Church. He worked many years with the International Harvester Co., Firestone Corp. and the U.S. Defense Depot.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Adkins Chapel Church in Blue Mountain. Burial will be in the Academy Cemetery. Beasley Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one brother, Eddie Troy Fryar of Memphis; nieces and nephews.

The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes before services.

Annie White

Annie Loretta C. White, 87, died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1998, at her home. She was a member of Faith Revival Center in Plantersville and a homemaker. She worked as a cook in private homes.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Emanuel Church of God in Christ in Tupelo with Elder Jeremiah B. Penro officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Tupelo. Darden and Sons Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three sons, Edward Earl White and Woodrow Wilson White, both of Tupelo, and Jimmy Dale White of Pontotoc; one daughter, Pearlie Mae Ellis of Tupelo; a brother, Milton Cook Sr. of Florence, Ala.; three sisters, Flora Hodges and Lena Mae Hickman, both of Tupelo, and Annie Bell Gilliam of Jacksonville, Fla.; 22 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Adella McIntosh

AMORY Adella McIntosh, 67, died Saturday, Sept. 12, 1998, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of St. James United Methodist Church of Amory.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. James United Methodist Church with the Rev. Benjamin Nelson officiating. Burial will be in Masonic Cemetery in Amory. Darden and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two brothers, Bill Lindsey Ezell of Amory and Willie Bob Ezell of Gary, Ind.; two sisters, Levora Swan Carter of Amory and Dezzie Lou Smith of Detroit, Mich.

Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Cliff Estes

PLANTERSVILLE Clifford Swiss “Cliff” Estes, 93, died Thursday, Sept. 16, 1998, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Memphis after a one-year illness. He was born May 17, 1905, in Lee County to John K. and Cordie Partlow Estes. He was a lifelong resident of the Plantersville area and lived in the Union community south of Plantersville for many years. He was a lifelong farmer and landowner, and a member of the Unity Presbyterian Church. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was involved in six European campaigns. He received the Purple Heart. He was an avid storyteller.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Sam Hamilton officiating. Burial will be in Unity Cemetery east of Plantersville.

Survivors include a sister, Cordie Estes Rollins of Verona; 23 nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Bertha Whitehead and Dorothy Westmoreland; and seven brothers, Phillip, Grady, Earl, John K., Joe, Walter and Homer Estes.

Pallbearers will be Sam Riley, Joe Loden, John Reedy, Thomas Kennedy, Dave Estes, David Rollins, Jim Rollins and Brooks Gory.

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

Memorials may be made to the Unity Cemetery Fund, 1748 Highway 371 South, Tupelo, Miss. 38801.

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Mr. Cliff Estes

Plantersville

10 a.m. Saturday

Lee Memorial Chapel

Unity Cemetery

Visit: 5 to 8 p.m. today

Mr. Albert L. Walker

Tupelo

1 p.m. Saturday

Lee Memorial Chapel

Lee Memorial Park

Visit: 5 to 9 p.m. today

Mr. James Fred Field

Wren

10 a.m. Saturday

Sept. 26, 1998

Faith Presbyterian Church

Aberdeen

Lamar Walker

Albert Lamar Walker, 68, died Thursday, Sept. 17, 1998, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a 15-month illness. He was born Nov. 26, 1929, in Algoma to Charlie A. Walker and Bertha Wood Walker. He lived in Lee County for 42 years. He was retired from Delta/Rockwell International Power Tool Company in Tupelo after 30 years. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of the First Baptist Church of Verona. He was an avid Atlanta Braves fan, and enjoyed gardening.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. David Hamilton officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife, Freddie Cruse Walker, whom he married June 10, 1955; two daughters, Kay Wells and her husband, Tommy, of Tupelo, and Tammy Kidd and her husband, Jeff, of Shannon; two sons, Jeffrey Walker and his wife, Beth, and Rodney Walker, all of Tupelo; five grandchildren, Morgan Wells, Tyler Kidd, Katy Walker, Drew Walker and Josh Walker.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Elaine Akers; and four brothers, Leon, James, Milton and Charles Walker.

Pallbearers will be Neil Cruse, Jerry McCoy, Larry Lovell, Billy Spears, Al Gillentine and Dwight Christian.

Honorary pallbearers will be Hollis Lindley, Max Knight and Lee Warren.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. to service time Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 576, Verona, Miss. 38879.