Obituaries Jan. 16, 2010

By NEMS360.com

John Whitlock
NETTLETON – John T. Whitlock, 82, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton. Visitation will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Nava Jo Young
TUPELO – Nava Jo Bailey Young, 75, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born March 25, 1934, in Monroe County to Bob and Nola Monaghan Bailey. She was a phlebotomist working for the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a staff writer for the Tombigbee Country magazine. She was a Baptist and a member of the Nettleton Independent Methodist Church. She enjoyed singing.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with Bro. Tommy Whaley and Bro. Truman Carter officiating. Burial will be in the Liberty Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Britt Young (Angelia) of Nettleton; one brother, Buford Monaghan of Amory; two stepbrothers, David and Jerry Roche of Amory; one stepsister, Joan McCain of Amory; one grandchild, Bailey Young; special children, Tim, Denise, Austin and Eli Causey, all of Amory; special nephews and nieces, Dale, Crystal and Tori Monaghan of Amory; special neighbor, Ester Howell; and caregivers, Linda Lloyd, Opal Trice and Betty Anthony.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Pallbearers will be Tim Causey, J.B. Monaghan, George Monaghan, Tommy Todd, Guy Pettit and Gene Conwill. Honorary pallbearers will be Ken Harvey, Ryan Bowen, Johnny Berryhill, Dick Wright, William Ford, Wayne Reich, Dude Ross, Dewey Monaghan, G.W. Walls, and all of her music making friends.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today and will continue until service time Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38803.
Lurlene Edwards
WEST POINT – Lurlene Tyler Edwards, 84, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010, at St. Catherine’s Village in Madison. She was born in Union County on July 29, 1925, to Arthur C. and Emma Coleman Tyler. She attended Union County schools, graduating in 1944. She married A.M. Edwards Jr. in 1946. They lived in Memphis, Goodman and Oxford before moving to West Point in 1953. She worked for Bryan Packing Co. for several years, and for A.M. Edward’s law office throughout her life. However, she considered her most important job to be caring for her family. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in West Point and was active in Sunday School and other church activities. She was a member of the West Point Garden Club and several West Point bridge clubs. She was a den mother for Cub Scouts, helped with school activities and shared her cooking treats with many friends and neighbors.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Don Bishop officiating. Burial will be in New Albany Cemetery. Robinson Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her son, A.M. “Eddy” Edwards III (Celie) of Madison; a grandson, Martin Edwards; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, A.M. Edwards Jr.; and nine brothers and sisters.
Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Monday at the church.
Memorials may be made to French Camp Academy, One Fine Place, French Camp, MS 39745-9989; or Palmer Home For Children, P.O. Box 746, Columbus, MS 39701.
Ralph Chestnut
ABERDEEN – Ralph Perry Chestnut, 76, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus. He was born Aug. 13, 1933, to Perry Chestnut and Edith Jones Chestnut in Clay County. He lived most of his life in Monroe County. He graduated from West Point High School. He retired as a professional truck driver for Bell amp& Sons. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was the first vice commander of American Legion Post 26. He was a member of Greenwood Springs Baptist Church.
A graveside service with military rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Center Hill Cemetery in Hamilton with Bro Wade Cook officiating. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen will be in charge of the service.
Survivors include six daughters, Deborah Hester of Aberdeen, Linda Ryals of West Point, Teresa Sullivan and husband, Mullon “Jr.,” of Aberdeen, Jacqueline Parker of West Point, Beverly Gatto and husband, Mark, of Denver, Colo., and Lee Ann Hudson of Aberdeen; one sister, Peggy Johns of Aberdeen; one brother, Joe Chestnut of Huntsville, Ala.; 14 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Noreata Watkins Chestnut.
Sign the register and leave condolences online at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
Edna West
GATTMAN – Edna McKay West, 73, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Dec. 7, 1936, to George Marvin “Jack” McKay and Asie Mae Cantrell McKay Mize in Monroe County. She was a lifelong resident of Monroe County. She was the owner of Edna’s Beauty Shop, where she was a hair dresser. She graduated from Greenwood Springs School and Vaughn’s Beauty College. She was a member of Sulphur Springs Primitive Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m.today in the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Elder Herman Clark officiating. Burial will be in Roberts Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, James Dudley West of Gattman; one daughter, Susan West Burks of Gattman; two sons, Stan West and wife, Kim, of West Point and Jerry West and wife, Sonya, of Gattman; and four grandchildren, Gregory Lynn West, James Bradley West, John Cole Burks and Evan Michael Burks.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Pallbearers will be James Waddle, Jim Nolen, Robert Fort, Dale Long, Gary Long and Tim Clark.
To sign the register and leave condolences online, visit www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
Lessie Nugent
MYRTLE – Lessie Mae Burks Nugent, 90, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, at the Tippah County Health Center in Ripley. She was a retired schoolteacher. She was the oldest member of Bibleway United House of Prayer at Ecru.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Bibleway United House of Prayer in Ecru with Elder M.D. Smith officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. Beasley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her children, Lonnie Gardner, Cecil Nugent and wife, Linda, Fred Nugent, Hannah Pickens and husband, Willie Frank, Elizabeth Robinson, and Minnie Harris and husband, Clinton, all of Myrtle, Earnest Nugent of Dallas, Texas, Rose Mary Smith and husband, Rev. Nathaniel, of Ocean Spring, and Jackie Sands of New Albany; 44 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren.
The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service time Saturday.
Lucille McClain
HOUSTON – Lucille Cadis Chapin McClain, 96, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010, at Floy Dyer Manor in Houston. She was born Sept. 9, 1913, in Pulaski, Tenn., to Frank Chapin and Willie B. Malone Chapin. She had lived in Houston for several years, and she was a former resident of California. She was a retired silk finisher for a dry cleaner.
A memorial service will be held in California at a later date. Houston Funeral Home in Houston is in charge of local arrangements.
Survivors include her daughter, Nancy Peden and husband, Buddy, of Houston.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, T.E. McClain; and a son, T.L. McClain.
Friends and family may sign the online register book at www.houstonfuneralhomems.com.
Bobby Fleming
MILLINGTON, Tenn. – Bobby Fleming, 55, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, at the Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Mt. Sinai on Green T Road in Tupelo. Burial will be in Red Oak Cemetery in Tupelo. Millington Funeral Home Inc. of Millington, Tenn., is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 10 to 10:55 a.m. today at the church.
Tammy L. Moore
BLACKLAND – Tammy L. Moore, 43, died Friday, Jan. 15, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home of Booneville. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Glenn Walton
AMORY – Glenn N. Walton, 49, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2010, at the Gilmore Memorial Regional Health Center in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Darden and Sons Funeral Home of Amory.
Melissa Barnette
WEST POINT – Melissa Barnette, 45, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010, at her residence in West Point. She was born Dec. 15, 1964, in West Point. She was a member of West End Baptist Church, where she was over the youth department and very active in the youth activities and the children’s department.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Robinson Funeral Home Chapel in West Point with Rev. Jerome Keys officiating. Burial will be in West Point Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband, Danny Barnette of West Point; her mother, Jean Malone of West Point; one daughter, Kristy Latay Whitaker (Jason) of Eupora; one brother, William “Choke” Malone (Patsy); one sister, Teresa Hodnett (Raymon), all of West Point; one granddaughter, Autumn Barnette of Eupora.
She was preceded in death by her father, Pete Malone. and her grandparents, O.D. and Louise Duncan.
Pallbearers will be Grady McCluskey, Sam Barkley, Bruce Barkley, Mathew Fowler, Scott Smith and Anthony “Rock” Barkley. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Miller, Dr. Wartak, Rita Castle and Mark Huffman.
Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to West End Baptist Church, P.O. Box 388, West Point, MS 39773.
Mac McCoy
SAN ANTONIO – Douglas “Mac” McCoy died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010. He was born on Nov. 30, 1943, in Lee County. He served 20 years in the U.S. Army, retiring in 1985.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the F.E. Lewis Memorial Chapel in San Antonio, Texas. Minister Aubrey Morganfield will officiate. Burial will be in My Hope Cemetery in San Diego, Calif.
He is survived by three sons, Miquel, Antonio and Jeffery; six grandchildren; and three sisters.
Jerry Hamlin
CORINTH – Jerry Dale Hamlin, 63, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories in Corinth. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 1 p.m. to service time Sunday.
Wilma Jo Stone
FULTON – Wilma Jo Stone, 69, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010, at her home. She was born April 19, 1940, in Tremont to Eulus and Seretha Clark Stone. She was of the Primitive Baptist faith. She had a great sense of humor and was advanced in math. She was an avid songwriter.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Marcus Hill and Mike Deaton officiating. Burial will be in Itawamba Memorial Garden.
Survivors include her mother, Seretha Stone of Fulton; two sisters, Carolyn Stone of Fulton and Kay Yvonne Hill of Decherd, Tenn.; one brother, Ted Stone of Tremont; one niece, Mary Swann (Steve); two nephews, Michael and Marcus Hill; and two great-nephews, Tyler and Bryant Swann.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time today.
Rose Abbott
GUNTOWN – Rose Abbott, 61, died Friday, Jan. 15, 2010, at Sanctuary Hospice House. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kesler Funeral Home of Baldwyn.
John Patterson
GUNTOWN – John Daniel Patterson, 58, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010. He attended Prospect Worship Center. He was a fomer employee of Pat’s Motors before becoming disabled. He loved hunting, fishing and running his dogs. He loved his family and hunting buddies.
Services will be Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010, at Kesler Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Bro. Johnny Hamblin and Bro. Merle Floyd officiating. Burial will be in the Euclatubba Cemetery in Saltillo. Kesler Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Edith Patterson of Guntown; one daughter, Michelle Patterson of Guntown; one son, Michael Patterson(Wendy) of Guntown; one sister, Mary Walker of Ashland; one brother, Eugene Patterson of Guntown; three grandchildren, Laura Elizabeth Adams, Anna-Marie and Landon Patterson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hughie and Julie Patterson; a baby daughter, Melissa Patterson; one granddaughter, Mallory Adams; one sister, Bertha Davis; and five brothers, Pat, Robert, Leroy, Lester and Henry Patterson.
Pallbearers will be Thomas Rutland, Jodie Thompson, Johnny Brown, Wesley Brown, Earl Underwood and Ronny Kesler.
Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Reeves, Matt Dickerson, Shannon Hughes and members of the Landowners Association Hunting Club.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time today.
Jim W. Maharrey
TUPELO – James W. “Jim” Maharrey, 81, died Friday, Jan. 15, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel.
Margaret Casstevens
BOONEVILLE – Margaret Elizabeth Casstevens, 91, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 2009, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Aug. 25, 1918. She was a member of East Booneville Baptist Church. She worked for many years as a machine operator for Blue Bell. She enjoyed attending church activities, knitting, quilting, canning and being with her family.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gerald Hodges officiating. Burial will be in Mormon Cemetery.
She is survived by a son, Jerry Suitor (Kaye) of Mission Viejo, Calif.; a brother, Bobby Mink of Fresno, Calif.; two sisters, Lydia Boren Boxx of Victoria and Dot Morgan of Tupelo; a son-in-law, Gaylon Smith of Booneville; seven grandchildren, Stacey (Michael) Owens of Guntown, Renea Watkins (Dwight), Ray Smith and Laken Smith, all of Booneville, Bill Suitor of Green Bay, Wis., Stephanie Strietbeck (Shad) and Christopher Smith of Mission Viejo, Calif.; 11 great-grandchildren, Katlin and Kadin Owens of Guntown, Kristen, Paige and Jonathan Watkins of Booneville, Alaina, Ethan and Rayden Smith of Booneville; Kaity and Dean Strietbeck, and Lacey Hickerson Smith of Mission Viejo, Calif.; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert R. Casstevens; a daughter, Anita K. Smith; her parents, Custer and Hattie Mae Mink; two brothers, Charles Mink and Jimmy Mink; and two sisters, Rine Barron and Maxine Dodson.
Pallbearers are Kenny Claunch, Gary Harris, Anthony Baggett, Mark Sheffield, Billy Barnes and Brandon Nunley.
John Jenkins
CORINTH – John Jenkins, 43, died Friday, Jan. 15, 2010, in Corinth.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors in Corinth. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kossuth Methodist Church.
Atleaner Fuller-Gillespie
ABERDEEN – Atleaner Fuller-Gillespie died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010. She was born July 29, 1910, to Lundy and Charity Crow-Fuller. She was a member of Zion Springs M.B. Church. She married Henderson Gillespie on Nov. 29, 1929. They had eight children. She was a farmer and a homemaker, and an active participant in the education of her children. She enjoyed cooking and baking. She will be greatly missed.
Services will be at noon today at Zion Springs M.B. Church in Okolona. Williams Memorial funeral Home of Okolona is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her children, Lundy Gillespie (Willie) of Chicago, Mary Jean Holliday (Willie C.) of Aberdeen, Mary Louise Macklin of Chicago, Charity Scott (Rodger) of Aberdeen, Henderson Gillespie Jr. (Hazel) of South Holland, Ill., Lee E. Gillespie (Belinda) of South Bend, Ind., Willie Clifton Gillespie of Chicago; one daughter-in-law, Mattie Gillespie; 31 grandchildren, 84 great-grandchildren, 38 great-great-grandchildren, 12 great-great-great-grandchildren; two goddaughters, Burnetta Stewart and Martha Mitchell; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Henderson Gillespie, and a son, Johnnie O.C. Gillespie.
Glenda Love
PONTOTOC – Glenda Lee Allen Love, 60, died Friday, Jan. 15, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany.
Riley L. Duncan
HOUSTON – Riley L. Duncan, 75, died Friday, Jan. 15, 2010, at Trace Regional Hospital. He was born June 8, 1934, to Lonnie Moore Duncan and Maylene Barnett Duncan. He was a retired self-employed construction worker and a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Southern Funeral Chapel with Randy Rinehart officiating. Burial will be in Ellzey Cemetery in Vardaman.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Bullock of Houston; his children, Scott Duncan and Lorie, and Nikki Harmon and Danny, all of Houston, Wayne Duncan of Okolona, Debbie Griffin and Deedy of Houston, Doris Richardson of Fulton, Tommy Bullock and Larry Bullock of Baldwyn; two sisters, Shirley Blansett of Houston and Maxine Peck of Hawaii; two brothers, Steve Paul Duncan of Houston and Jimmy “Bo” Duncan of Vardaman; nine grandchildren, Brandon White, Trent Harmon, Bradley Duncan, Josh Bullock, Amanda Bullock, Casey Moss and Brian, Derrick Griffin and Lisa, and Jason Duncan and Shane Duncan; several great-grandchildren; a special nephew, Steve Lee Duncan of Montpelier.
He was preceded in death his parents and one son, David Duncan.
Pallbearers will be Trent Harmon, Stevie Duncan, Brandon Duncan, Ricky Rowe, Shawn Blansett and Kevin Blansett.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today.
To access the online registry, visit www.southernfuneralchapel.webs.com.

James Snow
ABERDEEN – James Colonel Snow, 89, died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, at the Aberdeen Care Center.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Red Bud M.B. Church. Burial will be in the Snow Family Cemetery at the Red Bud M.B. Church. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be today.
To access the online register book, visit www.bellememorialfuneralhome.com.
Arthur Coon
LOCKPORT, Ill. – Arthur Perry “Pep” Coon, 87, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. A lifelong resident of Lockport, Ill., he was born Dec. 2, 1922. He attended Lockport High School. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Invasion. He retired from Texaco Refinery after 40 years of service.
Services and burial will be in Lockport, Ill. Goodale Memorial Chapel of Lockport is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, June T. Reed Coon; two sons, Robert T. (Ann) Coon of Tupelo and Arthur S. (Lee Ann) Coon of Lockport, Ill.; one brother, John (Patricia) of Naperville, Ill.; his grandchildren, Amy (Delane) Harrington, Jana (Ed) Coffee, Holly (Tim) Kendrick, Christine (Christopher) Schaffer, Sarah (Eric) Dean, and Carolynn and Arthur Coon of Lockport; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ira F. and Josephine Hedman Coon, and his brother, Ira F. Coon Jr.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 410 S. Jefferson, Lockport, IL 60441.