Obituaries Jan. 4, 2010

Alice Suttle
TUPELO – Alice Florence Suttle, 92, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009, in Nettleton after an extended illness. She was born in New Orleans on Oct. 19, l917, to John Gunn Suttle and Ada Badger Suttle. She graduated from Tupelo High School in l935, and began a 30 plus year career with Southern Bell Telephone Company as an operator. She resided on Blair Street in Tupelo most of her life. After retirement, she spent many years taking care of her mother until her death. She loved animals, especially her dog, Peppy. She was an avid reader and enjoyed fishing and watching TV.
A prayer service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, in the Tupelo Room Chapel at Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Jordan Davis officiating. A private burial will follow in the Suttle Family Plot at Glenwood Cemetery in Tupelo.
She is survived by her sister, Sylvia Epperly and her husband, Howard of Tupelo; her caregiver, with which she lived, Betty Cayson of Nettleton; her niece, Jennie Cleveland (Tony) of Fairview; her nephew, Mark Epperly of Oliver Springs, Tenn.; great-nieces and nephews, Daniel and Brandon Epperly and Rebecca, Elizabeth, Rachel and Sarah (Craig) Fowler; a great-great nephew, Logan Fowler; and a special longtime friend and neighbor, Hazel Kenny of Tupelo.
Visitation will immediately follow the prayer service.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations in memory of Miss Suttle to the Lee County Library, 219 North Madison, Tupelo, MS 38802 or to the Tupelo-Lee Humane Society, P. O. Box 185, Tupelo, MS. 38802.
Verna A. ‘Mimi’ Yeats
OXFORD – Verna A. “Mimi” Yeats, 100, retired executive assistant to the Oklahoma State Superintendent of Education, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at her home in Oxford. Born in Pueblo, Co., Mrs. Yeats was the widow of Park A. Yeats. She was a member of First Baptist Church where she enjoyed attending Sunday School, singing in the choir and her involvement in the Prisoner Visitation Program. Mrs. Yeats served as past president of the Cosmopolitan Club. She loved spending time with her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church with Dr. Robert Allen officiating. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Cynthia Linton and her husband, Royce of Oxford; six grandchildren, Ginger Harrell, Susannah Furr, Libby Furr, Phyllis Linton, Cynthia G. Linton and Leslie M. Linton and eight great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. today at Waller Funeral Home and also from 1 until 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church prior to the service on Tuesday.
The family has asked that expressions of sympathy or memorial contributions in Mrs. Yeats’s memory be made to the Oxford-Lafayette County Humane Society, P.O. Box 1674, Oxford, MS 38655.
Visit our website at www.wallerfuneralhome.com for online condolences and guest registry.
Betty Stanford
HAMILTON – Betty Stanford, 73, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
John Harold Kellum
GUNTOWN – John Harold Kellum, 86, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after an extended illness. He was a lifelong resident of Guntown. He was a member of the Hillcrest Church of Christ. He was a retired employee of the US Department of Agriculture with 25 years of service. He was also a retired farmer and cattleman. He was a US Navy Veteran of WWII.
Services will be at 11a.m. today at Waters Funeral Home with Minster Tim Childs officiating. Burial will be in the Campbelltown Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Mary Catherine Barnes Kellum of Guntown; two nephews, George Russell Kellum (Carol), of Auburn Community and John Thomas Kellum (Carol) of Kenosha Wis.; and three nieces, Mary Nell Kellum Sauls (Dick) of Kenosha. Wis., Olivia Kellum Gulbrandsen (Arne)of Racine, Wis. and Barbara B. Stephen (Ed) of Mt Airy, MD.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Delma Long Kellum; and his brother, Russell Kellum.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Herring, Jimmy Dillinger, Dr. Ken Kellum, Dr. Tom Kellum and Jack Kellum.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time today.
Memorials may be made to Pine Vale Children’s Home in Corinth.
Ida Morine Ryan
BALDWYN – Ida Morine Ryan 77, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at her home. She was a homemaker and enjoyed listening to gospel music and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a member of Parkers Chapel Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11a.m. today at Parkers Baptist Church with Bro. Ray Guin officiating. Burial will be in Kirkville Cemetery. Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of arrangements
Survivors include two daughters, Cynthia Duffie (Darrell) of Saltillo and Joyce Lewis of Tupelo; two sons, Phillip Ryan (Lynn) of Baldwyn and Paul Ryan (Judy) of Dorsey; brothers, Raymond Hill and Herlon Hill (Ann) of Baldwyn; sister, Letha Dixon of Memphis; grandchildren, Casey Bonds Ryan, Matthew Duffie (Lindsey), Holli Duffie, Dewayne Lewis (Meeka), Lee Ann Hendrick (Joseph), Tina Ryan, PJ Ryan, Bridgett Ryan, Brittney Ryan and Brandy Ryan; great-grandchildren, Adrian Lewis, Julie Hendrick, Austin Ryan, Brittney Ryan, Eric Lewis, and Jace Hendrick; two step great-grandchildren; and special friends, Emma Jean Scott and Jessica Jones.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen Lavern Ryan; her parents, Lee and Minnie Thompson Hill; and her sister, Ernell Devaughn.
Pallbearers will be Darrell Duffie, Matthew Duffie, Dewayne Lewis, Joesph Hendrix, Jerry Roberts and Michael Jones.
Elizabeth ‘Bet’ Gladney
MYRTLE – Elizabeth ‘Bet’ Coffey Gladney died suddenly Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009. She was born July 26, 1918, in Myrtle, to L. H. ‘Bun’ Coffey and Annie Murray Coffey. She was a member of Myrtle United Methodist Church. She was a graduate of MSCW and a retired school teacher. She was known by her many many friends as ‘Aunt Bet.’ She remained active and engaged in many local, county, and state organizations and causes, as well as her church, her entire life.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Myrtle United Methodist Church with the Rev. Keith Williams, the Rev. John Hugh Tate, and the Rev. Smith Whiteside officiating. Burial will be in Gerizim Cemetery. United Funeral Service of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by two sons, Jim Gladney of Denver, Co., and Tom Gladney (Lisa) of Houston, Texas; one brother, Murray Coffey of Lafayette, La.; four grandchildren, Elizabeth Smith (Ryan) of Houston, Texas, Rachel Gladney of Dallas, Texas, William Gladney of Dallas, Texas, and Sarah Gladney of Houston, Texas; and one great-granddaughter, Chloe Elizabeth Smith of Houston, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Albert James Gladney, whom she married on Aug. 4, 1940; one sister, Virginia Tate; and one brother, Lee Humphreys Coffey.
Pallbearers will be William Gladney, Josh Tate, Andrew George, Reece Tate, Peyton Denton, and Chad Ausburn.
Honorary pallbearer will be Luke Koon.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from 9 a.m. until service time Tuesday
Memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society and The Union County Historical Society and Museum.
For on line condolences and to visit the guest registry please go to www.unitedfuneralservice.com.
Bro. Jerry House
IUKA – Jerry House, 79, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at the Tishomingo Community Living Center. He was a member of Burgess Creek Freewill Baptist Church and also attended Fairview Community Church where he taught Sunday School for several years. He was a former Baptist minister at several area churches throughout the years. He retired from Reynolds Metals after 27 years of service, and was a former Board member of the Short Coleman Park Water Association. He enjoyed fishing in his spare time.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka with Bro. Malcolm Garrett, Bro. Steve Hodgin and Bro. Dwight South officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Annette House of Iuka; two sons, Jerry Lynn House (Diane) of Iuka and Terry House (Tammy) of Spartanburg, S.C.; two daughters, Carolyn Morgan of Iuka and Lisa Hodgin (Steven) of Sevierville, Tenn.; one sister, Earline Messner (Billy) of Tishomingo; 10 grandchildren, Selina, Chase, Cory, Brooklyn, Logan, Christopher, Pamela, Kevin, Josh, and Kelsey; and seven great-grandchildren, Madelyne, Zane, Gracie, Alex, Morgan, Emma, and Lee.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Allen and Ethel House; and two brothers, Audie House and Arvil House
Pallbearers will be Jerry Lynn House, Terry House, Chase House, Chris Gray, Josh Hodgin, and Cory Wilson.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Fairview Cemetery Fund.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
Marie H. Burleson
SHANNON – Marie H. Burleson, 75, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at Sanctuary Hospice House after an extended illness. A Union County native, she was born on Aug. 12, 1934, to James Malcom and Jeanette Killough Hudnall. She lived most of her life in the Old Union Community. She was the widow of Thomas Burleson whom she married in 1953. She was employed with the North Mississippi Medical Center for 15 years. She was a long-time and devoted member of Old Union Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for many years. She enjoyed going to the Verona Senior Center when able, collecting cook books and had a dear love for cats. She also enjoyed camping with her husband and grandson in her younger years. She always enjoyed spending time with her family.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Old Union Baptist Church with Rev. Billy Langley and Bro. Danny Horton officiating. Burial will be in Old Union Cemetery. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her two daughters, Brenda Collier (Craig) and Sheila Douglas (Larry) both of Shannon; one grandson, Dustin Parker of San Antonio,Texas; two sisters, Virginia Ames of LaGrange, Ind. and Cassie Ann Gillentine of Tupelo; and special friends, The Hutcheson Family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Burleson, who died April 21,1999; and her parents.
Pallbearers will be Paul Sisk, Dick Williams, Stan Hutcheson, Mike Hutcheson, Al Gillentine, David Hendrix, Tim Sudduth and Clyde Godfrey.
Honorary Pallbearers will be the Members of Old Union Baptist Church.
Visitation will be from 5 – 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, and the body will lie in state one hour prior to service at the church Tuesday.
Memorials may be made to Old Union Baptist Church Building Fund, 113 County Road 455, Shannon, MS 38868-9054.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Pete Brown
NEW ALBANY – James “Pete” Brown, 82, died Jan. 2, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. He was born Sept. 3, 1927, in Pontotoc County to L.O. Brown and Anna Clayton Brown. He was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Navy. He was retired from Memphis Light, Gas, and Water. He was Mason, and a member of the Liberty Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Johnny Rakestraw and Rev. Ricky Blythe officiating. Burial will be in the Vista Memorial Park. United Funeral Service in New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Joyce Pannell Brown of New Albany; two daughters, Sheila Adair (Dale) of New Albany, and Donna Rakestraw (Kenny) of Blue Springs; a son, Alan Brown (Jamie) of New Albany; six sisters, Lavonia LaFrain of New Albany, Otis Davis of New Albany, Novella Foster of Potts Camp, Annie Martin of New Albany, Jean Everett of Memphis and Mary Jo Alexander of New Albany; seven grandchildren, Kayla Rakestraw, Justin Rakestraw, Jason Rakestraw, Jeremy Rakestraw, Isaac Brown, Samuel Brown, and Brian Adair (Samantha); two great-grandchildren, Calob Adair and Jacob Adair; and four special caregivers, Jane Rutledge, Heather Owens, Bonnie Chism, and Sarah Roland.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Jewel Potts, and Inez Gregory; and two brothers, Otto Brown and Dewitt Brown.
Pallbearers will be Charlie Ervin, Jerry Davis, Terry Cook, Steve Foster, Dwayne Foster, and Tommy Grant .
Honorary pallbearers will be Herman Moody, Garland Gray, Danny Jordan and Gerald Gaines.
Visitation will be from 5 til 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
For online condolences, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.
Opal Gilmore
AMORY – Opal H. Gilmore, 83, died Friday, Jan. 1, 2010, at the Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. He was born May 16, 1926, in Detroit, Ala. to John Thomas and Ila Loggins Gilmore and he lived most of his life in Monroe County. He married Annie Pearl Brock in 1948; she died in 1994. He then married Earline Ritter Brock in 1996, who survives. He was a member of the Bigbee Baptist Church, and he retired from Walker Mfg. He was also a retired farmer. His hobbies include gardening, playing with his dog, Jack, and his goats.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with Bro. Tommy Whaley and Bro. Thomas Neal officiating. Burial will be in the Liberty Cemetery.asc
Survivors include his wife, Earline Brock Gilmore of Amory; two sons, Kenneth Gilmore and Kenny Gilmore (Gena), both of Amory; two daughters, Linda Tidwell and Betty Plunkett (Charles), both of Amory; one brother, Burdine Gilmore (Opal) of Zion, Ill.; three sisters, Marie Burlison of Amory, Audrey Duncan of Zion, Ill. and Magdlene Piontkouske of Buffalo, NY; one sister-in-law, Ozell Gilmore of Nettleton; five grandchildren, Gail Lindsey (Greg), Sha Tidwell, Tony Plunkett (Toni), Michael Plunkett (Melissa), and Erin Finney (Curtis); and eight great-grandchildren, Alisha Laney (Justin), Nikki Walls, Katlyne Plunkett, Kayle Plunkett, Kaleb Plunkett, Mary Catherine Plunkett, Connor Tollison, and Guy Johnson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife; two brothers, Murry and Bud Gilmore; and four sisters, Josie Majors, Jessie Lee Richardson, Arizina Hill and Luvina Twiner.
Pallbearers will be David Burlison, Pat Gilmore, Tony Plunkett, Michael Plunkett, Greg Lindsey, and Curtis Finny.
Visitation will continue until service time today at the funeral home.

Jasper Garlon Clark
RIPLEY – Jasper Garlon Clark, 93, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010 at Tippah County Hospital. He was born in the Snowdown Community in 1916. He was a carpenter and a member of Beech Hill Church of Christ. He was an U.S. Army veteran of WWII.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Don McGuire, Bro. Chuck Evans, and Bro. King McCarver officiating. Burial will be in Tishomingo Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his nieces and nephews, Gerald Clark, Mary Nell Kimbrough, Rumel Rikard, Sandra Robinson, W.C. Ross, Vera Phelps, Eugene Clark, Joyce Clark, and Betty Jane Meier.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lorene Kennedy Clark; his parents, William Henry and Fannie Smith Clark; four sisters, Blanch Ross, Nellie Clark, Nettie Clark, and Eura Mae McAnally; and eight brothers, Lester, Asberry, Leonard, Curtis, Homer, Ernest, Herschel, and Harold Clark.
Pallbearers will be Dervard Rikard, Donald Kimbrough, Greg Robinson, Paul Rikard, Dwight Ward, and Noel Counce.
Honorary bearers will be Dr. Charles Elliott, Dr. Laurence Carmichael, John Kimbrough, Bob Meier, Gary Phelps, and Roger Robinson.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mars Hill Bible School in Florence, Ala.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
Kevin Jones
OXFORD – Kevin Jones, 51, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home in Oxford.
Thomas Keith Miller
BENTON – Thomas Keith Miller, 51, died Friday, Jan. 1, 2010, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis. He was born on Aug. 14, 1958, in Michigan City, Miss. to Marshall and Mamie Hailey Miller. He was a farmer.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Valley Grove Cemetery with Bro. Bobby Williams officiating. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by two daughters, Katherine Michelle Miller of Whiteville, Tenn. and Mamie Sheryl Miller Pruett of Arlington, Tenn.; four brothers, James Marshall Miller of Faulkner, Dalphus Holland Miller, Calvin David Miller and Roderick Shannon Miller, all of Michigan City; and three sisters, Sarah Miller Wilburn, Margie Miller Oglesby, and Sharon Carter Graves, all of Moscow, Tenn.; and five grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Curtis Clardy
CEDAR BLUFF – Curtis Clardy, 46, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Calvert Funeral Home in West Point.
Girlene Massey Miller
VINA, Ala. – Girlene Massey Miller, 62, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home
Mary Ligon Mayfield
BURSNVILLE – Mary Ligon Mayfield, 94, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at the Mitchell Hollingsworth Nursing Center. She was a faithful member of the Burnsville United Methodist Church and was formerly a member of the Cherokee United Methodist Church. She was a native of Burnsville and spent most of her adult life in Cherokee, Ala., where she and her family owned and operated the Mary Drive-In Theater.
Services will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with the Rev. Ann Kaufman and Jerry Marlar officiating. Burial will be in Barton Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Al Ligon (Mary Jean) of Florence, Ala; one daughter, Susan Roberts (John, Jr.) of Charleston, SC; one brother, Hubert Rhay Robinson of Burnsville; one sister, Mackie Marlar of Oak Ridge, Tenn; five grandchildren, Andrea Geissler (Bill) of Forest Hill, MD, Shawn Ligon (Whitney) of Birmingham, John Roberts II (Sherry) of Charleston, SC, Vickie Leedy (Kevin) of Charleston, SC, and Sandra Lambert of Massachusetts; 10 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Harvey A. Ligon and J. O. Mayfield; her parents, Ollie and Machiel Robinson; and three brothers, Richard, W. D., and Rex Robinson.
Pallbearers include Shawn Ligon, John Roberts II, Richey Robinson, Jerry Ligon, Jack Cochran, and Lynn Rains.
Honorary Pallbearers include Terry Malone, Austin Malone, David Goodlett, and Tom Hamm.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time on Wednesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cherokee Public Library, 118 Church St., Cherokee, AL 35616, or to the Burnsville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 143, Burnsville, MS 38833.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
Leroy Pettigo
BOONEVILLE – Leroy Pettigo, 68, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was the former owner of Lake City Grocery.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. David Krech and Bro. Danny Stites officiating. Burial will be in the Mormon Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Frances Sue Russell Pettigo; two daughters, Vickie (Mack) McAnally of Saltillo and Kay George of Booneville; five sons, Leland (Cynthia Diane) Pettigo of Southhaven, Dock Bishop of Booneville, James Anthony (Krystal Kim) Pettigo of Booneville, James “Jamie” Garland (Kimberly Renee) Pettigo of Booneville, and Chris (Jean Ann) Pettigo of MI; four sisters, Kathy Davidson of Baldwyn, Jane Russell of Pontotoc, Melissa Legge of Baldwyn and Teresa McVey of Booneville; five brothers, Arnold Lee Pettigo of Baldwyn, Eddie Mack Phillips of Baldwyn, Larry Pettigo of Saltillo, Mike Pettigo of Guntown, and Andy Pettigo of Saltillo; eight grandchildren, Lee Dykes, Joyce Barrett, Shane Barrett, Justin Pettigo, Breanna Marissa Pettigo, Ashlea Pettigo, Aimree Brinkley, and Brunson “Bubba” Pettigo; and three great-grandchildren, Angelica Dykes, Breanna Morgan, and Kataleana Ann Pettigo.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Christine Phillips; and his father, Garland Pettigo.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home and until service time on Tuesday.
Lucy Arnold
BOONEVILLE – Lucy Dale Jones Arnold, 62, died Friday, Jan. 1, 2010, at Blount Memorial Hospital in Maryville, Tenn. She was a retired nurse. She was a member of Booneville First Free Will Baptist Church, Thrasher Red Hats Society, Civitans, and the Mississippi Nursing Association.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jack Whitley, Jr. and Bro. Benny McKinney officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband, Billy J. Arnold; two daughters, Amy Jo Arnold Murrell (Mitch) of Maryville, Tenn. and Lisa Gibson Whitehead of Booneville; two sons, Mark Alan (Jennifer) Arnold and Matthew Clinton Arnold, both of Booneville; one sister, Neva Jones Bennett of Booneville; one brother, Roy Wade Jones of Booneville; and five grandchildren, Christian Kennedy, Matthew Horton, Joseph David-Riley Kennedy, Channing Jordan Arnold, and Jennifer Rose Whitehead.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Prentiss Clinton and Nell Lambert Jones; three sisters, Ona Sue Jones Hunkapiller, Harmie Nell Jones and Martha Gwen Jones; and two brothers, Prentiss Warren (PJ) Jones and Tony Carol Jones.
Pallbearers will be Brad Holley, Wayne Robinson, Ralph Stallings, Carl Bullard, Billie Joe Garvin, Brad DeVaughn, Thomas Shelley, B.R. Jones, Michael Matthews and Billy Tigrett.
Visitation will be until service time today at the the funeral home.
James Earl Luster
CORINTH – James Earl Luster, 55, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009, at the Magnolial Regional Medical Center. He was born on Nov. 10, 1954, and attended Easom and Corinth High. He worked for the City of Corinth Street Department and attended New Covenant Baptist Church.
Services will be at noon Tuesday at New Covenant Baptist Church. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Grayson’s Funeral Home in Corinth is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Sharon Daniels (Aaron) of Houston, Texas; four brothers, J.C. Hill (Deborah), Earnest Luster (Camile), both of Corinth, Charles Slater (Janet) and Leroy Slater, both of Cincinnati, Ohio; five sisters, Mary C. Hill, Lynda Crayton, Betty Garrett (Robert), Erma Spears, and Virginia Slater, all of Corinth; a very special companion, Dana Coln of Corinth; seven grandchildren; and one great-child.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Elizabeth Luster and Bailey Slater Sr.; one sister, Beatrice Jackson; and three brothers, Mose, Edward, and Bailey Jr.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Elizabeth Putt
TUPELO – Elizabeth Putt, 63, died Sunday, Jan. 03, 2010, at her home. She was born Sept. 20, 1946, to Johnny and Verlie Tune. She was a graduate of East Union High School. She was a member of Good News Church and a former Sunday School Teacher. She enjoyed working in the yard, sewing, singing and participating in Bible Studies. She loved spending time with her family.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Good News Church with Pastor Terry Garrett and Rev. Bob McCustion officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park. Lee Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Billy Putt of Tupelo; her children, Tim Putt (Patty) of Tupelo, Jon Putt (Carla) of Jackson, Tenn. and Beth Jernigan (Jud) of Tupelo; her mother, Verlie Tune of Tupelo; her brothers and sisters, Ray Tune (Nancy) of New Albany, Lane Tune, Faye Boyette, Carlene Davis and Karen McGee (Jim) all of Tupelo; eight grandchildren, Morgan Putt, Ryan Putt, Isabella Putt, Sophie Putt, Miriam Putt, Maxwell Putt, Brooks Jernigan and Liz Jernigan; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father; a brother-in-law, Henry Boyette; and a nephew, Ricky Boyette.
Pallbearers will be Jason Boyette, Chris Boyette, Austin McGee, Shane McGee, Mark Davis, Harvey Boyd, Ricky Putt and David Cady.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Jalon Swann, Perry Young, Jeff Lucius, Adam Putt and Scotty Boyd.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to continue Elizabeth’s efforts of sponsoring children in Honduras at Ore Creek Community Church % of Billy Putt * 103 Zillah Circle * Tupelo, MS 38801.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.leememorialonline.com.
Patricia Allison
SOUTHAVEN – Patricia Allison, 56, died on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at her home. She was born on June 22, 1953, to Luther Blackard and Annie Louise Belt in Memphis. She was a Baptist and a homemaker.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Holly Springs Funeral Home with Bro. Oscar Geeslin officiating. Burial will be in Byhalia Cemetery.
Survivors include three sons, Paul Blackard of Coldwater, Brian Blanchard of Portland Ore. and Mark Allison of Southaven; one daughter, Renee Allison of Southaven; three brothers, Raymond Blackard of Boliver, Tenn., Bobby Blackard of Bolivar, Tenn. and Robert Blackard of Barton, Tenn.; two sisters, Donna Sue Beesinger of Collierville and Betty Devore of Byhalia; and five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, Daniel Allison
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Eugene Dabney Brown Sr.
HOLLY SPRINGS – Eugene Dabney Brown Sr., 85, died Friday, Jan. 1 2010, at Germantown Methodist. He was born on Feb. 26, 1924, to Eva Connelly and Benjamin Bernard Brown. He served on the Board of Trustees at the Methodist Church, the Board of Directors at Merchants and Farmers Bank, and as the Director of the Holly Springs Country Club. He was a retired major for the U.S. Air Force Reserve and a graduate of University of Mississippi.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Holly Springs First United Methodist Church with Rev. Milton Whatley officiating. Burial will be at Hillcrest Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Eugene Brown Jr. of Holly Springs; one sister, Nita Brown Furner of Hilton Head, S.C.; three granddaughters, Lynn Hamilton Brown Rowe of Memphis, Margaret Rather Brown of Holly Springs, and Frances Dabney Brown of Holly Springs; and their mother, Margaret Sullivant Brown.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary Lynn Brown; and one sister, Eva Catherine House.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time at the old parsonage.
Edith Ingram Roberts
BALDWYN – Edith Ingram Roberts, 90, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a lengthy illness. She was a lifetime resident of the Ingram Community. She loved time spent working in her flowers. She retired from Blue Bell after many years of service. She was a member of the Ingram Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Wayne Fredrick officiating. Burial will be in the Ingram Cemetery.
Survivors include five sons, Larry Roberts (Freida) of Baldwyn, Mitchell Roberts of Carrollton, Ala., Johnny Roberts (Laura) of Merritt Island, Fla., Kenny Roberts (Jean) of Carrollton, Ala., and Toney Roberts (Judy) of Batesville; grandchildren, Kurt Roberts (Kim), Tim Roberts (Rosanne), Brian Benton (Annette), Terry Roberts (Jennifer), Chad Roberts, Adam Roberts (Holly) and Jeff Roberts; great-grandchildren, Andy, Wes, J.D., Carson and Grace Roberts, Montana and Macon Murff, Mitchell Roberts, Johnny Roberts, Paris Benton, Dayton Hicks, Bridger Benton, Charlotte Webster and Catherine Kirkpatrick.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Fannie Parrish Ingram; her husband of 66 years, Curtis Roberts; a son, Terry Neal ‘Ted’ Roberts; and a granddaughter, Kim Roberts.
Pallbearers will be James Downs, Loyce Harbor, Wayne Hill, Charles McVey, Steve Roberts and Mack Williams.
Honorary pallbearers will be her grandsons.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Daniel Glover
WALNUT – Leonard Daniel Glover, 76, died at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ripley Funeral Home.
Lloyd Jerry Shappley
FALKNER – Lloyd Jerry Shappley, 56, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ripley Funeral Home.

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