By NEMS Daily Journal
OXFORD – Maryce Florence Ales, 77, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at Graceland Care Center of New Albany. Born in Oxford, Mrs. Ales was the widow of Philip Ales. Before retiring to Oxford, she and her husband lived in Oak Hill, Ill., where they owned a small general store. She was a homemaker. She enjoyed going to flea markets and spending time with her grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Chapel of Waller Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Lipe officiating. Burial will follow in Clear Creek Cemetery.
Survivors include her daughter, Sandra Russell (Bill) of Horn Lake; two sons, Mike Ales (Kim) of Houston, Texas, and Lee Ales (Theresa) of Oconomoc, Wis.; two sisters, Lamoin Cain of Meridian and Mildred Harwell of Oxford; two brothers, Byron Bland of Olive Branch and Billy Ray Bland of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; and eight grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905.
To sign an online guestbook, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.
JUMPERTOWN – Jacqueline Prentiss, 85, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was born Sept. 4, 1926, to J.D. and Lois Lauderdale Owens. She was a member of the Stutts Chapel Church of Christ and a homemaker. She lived to raise and care for her family and friends.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel in Booneville with Minister Terry Roberts and Bro. William Copeland officiating. Burial will be in the Jumpertown Cemetery.
She is survived by two daughters, Sandy (Tim “Bob” Spong) Thompson of Blackland and Jackie Berryman of Jumpertown; four sons, Jimmy (Barbara) Prentiss, Jeff (Emily) Prentiss, Tommy (LaQuita) Prentiss and Billy “Dooley” (Geneva) Prentiss, all of Jumpertown; 11 grandchildren, Jaclyn (Cameron) Jumper, Allison Thompson, Jessica Prentiss, Jeffery (Alicia) Prentiss, Kara (Chris) Scott, Tricia (Derrick) Stevens, Jason Prentiss, Jana Prentiss, Billy Wayne Prentiss, Rhonda Burgess and Stephen “Bubba” Osborne; 12 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Aaron Hugh Prentiss; two sons-in-law, Sonny Thompson and Fuzz Berryman; and two grandchildren, Lanny Prentiss and Sonya Prentiss.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
OKOLONA – Dorothy Jean Inmon Jamison, 89, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at the Shearer-Richardson Nursing Home in Okolona. She was the longest living member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Houlka. She was a retired floor supervisor at Indian Creek Apparel Company in Okolona. She was an avid reader, faithful member of her church, active for many years in the Women’s Missionary Union, a Sunday School teacher for many years and a loving and caring mother. For many years she wrote the Liberty Hill news for the Pontotoc Progress newspaper.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Shiloh Baptist Church at Houlka with the Rev. Roger Stacy, Rev. Bradley Geno and Rev. Greg Herndon officiating. Burial will follow at Halsell Cemetery. United Funeral Service of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her daughters, Billie Jean Cole (Thomas) of Okolona and Penny Stacy (Roger) of Humboldt, Tenn.; her sons, Bryan Jamison Sr., Jackie Jamison (Yolanda) and Tim Jamison, all of Pontotoc; a sister, Frances Ritchie (Bobby) of Okolona; 16 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren and five great-great -grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George William Jamison Jr.; her parents, Riley David and Corrie Lee Davis Inmon; and two sisters, Lucille Maharrey and her twin sister, Doris Inmon.
Pallbearers will be Bryan Jamison Jr., Brent Jamison, Brandon Jamison, Bonner Jamison, Jerry Allen Cole, Mark Cole, Chris Jamison, Jamie Jamison and Benji Stacy.
Honorary pallbearers will be her great-grandsons.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Shiloh Baptist Church at Houlka. Visitation will continue from 10 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shiloh Baptist Church, 1089 CR 413, Houlka, MS 38850 for missions or to the Halsell Cemetery Fund, 1339 CR 413, Houlka, MS 38850.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit unitedfuneralservice.com.
DUMAS – Paula Kay Gregory Rinehart, 62, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at her residence. She was born Jan. 31, 1949, in New Albany to Gladney Irlene Gregory and Vera Lee Black Gregory. She was an order clerk for Stratfort Furniture in New Albany. She was a member of the Dumas Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Scott Hudson officiating. Burial will be in the Dumas Cemetery. United Funeral Service in New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her mother, Ann Gregory of New Albany; her husband, Bobby Rinehart of Dumas; two sons, Patrick Rinehart (Lori) and Chris Rinehart (Dawn), both of Dumas; a sister, Jane Didier (John) of New Albany; a brother, Bill Daniel (Tricia) of Starkville; and six grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a grandchild, Cody Rinehart.
Pallbearers will be Shannon Carpenter, Austin Rinehart, Jonah Rinehart, Dan Didier, Robby Carpenter, Kevin Rinehart, Lee Daniel and Ren Nelson.
For online condolences, visit unitedfuneralservice.com.
RED BAY, Ala. – Meredith Bostick, 96, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at Southern Magnolia Estates in Golden. He was a native of Mississippi and a retired factory worker at Blue Bell. He was a member of Eastside Church of Christ in Red Bay, Ala. He served in the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay with Charles Maples and Danny Fuller officiating. Burial will be in Belmont City Cemetery at Belmon. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are three half brothers, Charles Bostick, Roscoe Bostick and Robert Bostick, all of Colbert Heights, Ala.; one half sister, Lucille Honey of Colbert Heights, Ala.; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Frances Bostick; his parents, Henderson Bostick and Mary Wood Bostick; four brothers, Nolan, Arlin, Garlin and Raymond Bostick; three half brothers, James, Franklin and Johnny Bostick; and three half sisters, Flora Mae, Ruby and Opal.
Pallbearers will be Telford Hamm, Jack Elliott, Nathan Davidson, John Bostick, Richard Hammock and Gladious Bostick. Honorary pallbearers will be Woody Edwards and Joe Bostick.
Visitation will befrom 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Deaton Funeral Home in Red Bay and until service time on Thursday.
RED BAY, Ala. – Ruby Patterson, 82, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at Generations of Red Bay, Ala. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home in Belmont.
MABEN – Bernaceteen Beauchamp Edwards, 72, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at her home near Maben. She was born April 17, 1939, in Attala County to Ruby Lee Adams and Walter Mitchell Beauchamp. Mrs. Edwards was a nursing home aide and a member of Maben Church of God. She married Bobby Henry Edwards on Feb. 6, 1955, in West Point.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Sam Edwards officiating. Burial will follow in Pheba Cemetery. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Bobby H. Edwards Sr. of Maben; her four daughters, Barbara Edwards of Eupora, Mary Lucas (Jimmy) of Maben, Carolyn Pennington (Robert) of Houston and Cindy Alsobrooks (Jason) of West Point; her three sons, Richard Lynn Edwards (Betty) of Eupora, Bobby H. Edwards Jr. (Mae) of Vernon, Ala., and David W. Edwards (April) of West Point; 23 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; her brother, Mitchell Lavone Beauchamp (Rose) of Kosciusko.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Charles Beauchamp, Raymond Beauchamp and Kenneth Beauchamp; and two sisters, Mildred Jenkins and Bettemerle Rush.
Pallbearers will be nephews: Danny Ray Beauchamp, Dennis Rush, Jerome Rush, Johnny Rush, Heath Rush, Brian Beauchamp, Adam Beauchamp and Harvey Lawrence.
Honorary pallbearers will be her grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Calvert Funeral Home.
Friends may leave online condolences at www.calvertfuneral home.com.
CORINTH – Junior Anglin, 54, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at his home after an extended illness. He was a retired auto body shop owner and operator and a Baptist.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Pleasant Valley Church of Christ with Bro. Benny Milam officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Dorothy Milam Anglin of Corinth; five children; 15 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; his brother, Ronnie Anglin of Baldwyn; three sisters-in-law and four brothers-in-law.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver and Carrie Ingram Anglin, and a son, Larry.
Pallbearers will be Steve Mills Sr., Steve Mills Jr., Alex Lewis, Colton Bain, Donald Moore, Doug Matney, Scott Gifford and Jake Porterfield.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service time Wednesday at the church.
BALDWYN – Josephine Carolyn “Josie” Williams Lockler, 74, formerly of Columbus, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, at Baldwyn Nursing Facility in Baldwyn. The daughter of the late Brady Eugene and Willie Pearl Williams Williams, Mrs. Lockler was born Jan. 24, 1937, in Columbus. She was a longtime member of 7th Street Church of Christ and a member of the Red Hat Society. She was employed for a short time at Beneke Corporation.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbus with Brian Atkins officiating. Burial will follow immediately at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home of Columbus is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her four daughters, Billie Jo Culver (Quitman) of Verona, Helen Mullinax (Eddie) of Meridian, Carolyn Rodgers of Verona and Debbie Montoya (Lorenzo) of Pueblo, Colo.; her three sons, Douglas Lockler (Lorinda) of Shannon, Ricky Lockler (Carey) of Baldwyn and Allen Redmon of Ohio; a sister, Abigal Bolen of Columbus; a brother, James Williams (Ruby) of Steens; 22 grandchildren and 22 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hollie Clay Lockler, who died Jan. 5, 1975; her parents; a sister, Annie Pearl Taylor; and two brothers, Brady E. Williams Jr. and Stanley Williams.
Pallbearers will be Jay Mullinax, Charles Mullinax, Eddie Wayne Mullinax, Austin Lewis, Todd Lewis and Jeff Parson.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi, 800 Avery
Blvd., Suite 100, Ridgeland, MS 39157.
Dollie M. Brown
BRUCE – Dollie M. Brown, 88, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at her home after a prolonged illness.
Visitation will be today, Jan. 17, 2012, from 5 until 8 p.m. at the Parker Memorial Funeral Home in Bruce. The service will be Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, at 11 a.m. in the Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Junior Ritchey officiating and Bro. Danny Spratlin assisting. Burial will be at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery.
Born in Vardaman on Nov. 10, 1932, to Arris and Irene Anglin, she grew up on the family farm in the Loyd community. Here she learned the importance of faith, family and hard work, values which she later taught her own eight children. She graduated from Vardaman School in 1941 and attended East Mississippi Community College before marrying Otis M. Brown on April 17, 1943. She worked at Glenn Slacks for several years before leaving, becoming a full-time mother and homemaker. She lost her husband to cancer Oct. 17, 1968. An avid gardener, she enjoyed raising vegetables and working in her flower gardens and greenhouse, and throughout her illness continued to take an active interest in her plants.
She accepted Christ as her Savior and joined Loyd Baptist Church in 1935. She moved her membership to Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church (Chickenbone) in 1966, where she later served as Sunday school teacher, Sunday school treasurer and on various committees. She remained active in the church until health reasons prevented her from doing so.
She is survived by seven children, Emmitte (Thelma) Brown of Coffeeville, Larry (Gloria) Brown of Paris, Early (Brenda) Brown of Grenada, James (Paula) Brown of Southaven, Angie (James) Shows of Bruce, Joey (Rosemary) Brown of Bruce and William Brown of Oxford; a stepdaughter, Ruth Ann (Peter) Blancho of Crown Point, Ind.; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Quinton Anglin of Memphis; a sister, Francis Murry of Memphis; and a host of extended family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Otis M. Brown; son, Kenneth Ray Brown; grandson, Adam Brown; her parents, Arris and Irene Anglin; brothers, Garnell Anglin, Willie Ray Anglin and A.L. Anglin; and sisters, Nettie Lee Moore and Eunice Owens.
Pallbearers will be Josh Brown, Shane Brown, Joseph Brown, Daniel Brown, Alan Brown and James Shows.
FULTON – Mrs. Raye Gholston, 90, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Senter Funeral Home of Fulton.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be made at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com.
Betty Jane Brady
DUMAS – Betty Jane Brady, 72, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in Oxford. She was born June 23, 1939, to Willis Willard and Alice Pearl Byrd Johnson. She was a Baptist and a homemaker. She worked in the dietary department at a nursing home in Arkansas and at New Mart in the food department in Ripley.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Marvin Robbins officiating. Burial will be in Wiers Chapel Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry Leon Brady of Dumas; two daughters, Tammy Roberts (Terry) of Dumas and Sue Ann Brady of Pollard, Ark.; two sons, Timmy Brady and Barry Brady (Leasa) of Dumas; two sisters, Twila Causey of Walnut Ridge, Ark., and Linda Conley of Piggott, Ark.; three half sisters, Adele Sauder of St. Louis, Mo., Virginia Causey of St. Charles, Mo., and Earline Johnson of Piggott, Ark.; five grandchildren, Amber Hensley, Adam and Nathan Roberts, Brittan Brady and Ashlea Page.
She was preceded in death by parents; brothers and sisters, Calvin Johnson, Wilma Causey, Melvin Johnson and Bernice Book; half brothers and half sisters, Jim Johnson, Harold Book, Orville Johnson, Flora Welty and Freda Holifield.
Pallbearers will be Brittan Brady, Scotty Hensley, Justin Perry, Adam and Nathan Roberts, and Micheal Page.
To view the obituary online and sign the guest book, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.
PICAYUNE – Charlotte White Grubbs, 74, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, in Hattiesburg. A native of the Ellistown community in Blue Springs, she was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church. She was a longtime beautician at the Picayune Convalescent Home, as well as her residence salon. She was also the owner and operator of Grubbs’s Dog Kennels.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Pine Grove Baptist Church. The Rev. Tim Mims will officiate. Burial will follow at the Pine Grove Cemetery. McDonald Funeral Home of Picayune is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her son, Geri Grubbs (Laurin); her grandchildren, Gena Hunter (Jacob) and Jacey Barajas (Juan); her great-grandchildren, Jaxon Hunter, Cruz Hunter and Gabi Barajas; her sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Helen Grubbs, Nell White, Billy Wayne Hutcheson and Edith White; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John Q. White and Rudell Hitt White, and her brothers and sister, J.W. White, Jeanette Hutcheson and Bobby White.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 9 a.m. to service time Wednesday at the church.
The obituary, register book and driving directions can be found at www.mcdonaldfh.com.
OKOLONA – James Chester “J.C.” Houk, 84, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. He was born Nov. 22, 1927, in Pheba to Exum and Lena Mae Barnes Houk. Before becoming disabled he worked as a self-employed carpenter. He married Margaret Lewis, with whom he shared 53 years until her death on June 3, 2007. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, playing dominos, throwing washers, and cooking out with family and friends. He loved music, especially playing stringed instruments. He was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy in Okolona.
A life celebration service will be at 11 a.m. today in the Okolona Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Tim Winters officiating. A private burial will follow in Boone’s Chapel Cemetery. Holland Funeral Directors, Okolona Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.
His survivors include four sons, James Dale Houk (Marsha) of Aberdeen, Danny Houk (Susan) of Hamilton, Russell Houk of Okolona and Kenny Houk (Teresa) of Hamilton; one brother Exum Houk (Laverne) of Okolona, 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife; and three brothers, Willie Frank Houk, Sauls Houk and Malcolm Houk.
Pallbearers will be grandchildren, Tim Houk, Scott Houk, Josh Houk, Greg Davis, Justin Houk and Billy Houk. Honorary pallbearers will be grandchildren, Heather Houk, Jessica Laport, Stephanie Silsby, Toni Thompson and Terrie Houk.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time today.
Condolences may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
OXFORD – Edith Pauline “Polly” Williams Martin 85, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at her home in Oxford.
Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Waller Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. to service time Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to South Lamar Baptist Church, 2885 S. Lamar, Oxford, MS 38655.
To sign the online guestbook, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.
CORINTH – Constance Osborn, 78, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka.
BELMONT – Betty Dickinson, 84, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Belmont.
RIPLEY – Charles “Bubba” Bell, 72, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at the Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Foster amp& Son Funeral Home of Ripley.
Edward W. Hubbard
FORT WORTH, Texas – Edward W. “Eddie” Hubbard, 79, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012. He was born Oct. 28, 1932, in Big Creek. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving during the Korean War. He worked for Melody Music for 25 years, then opened Town and Country Bingo in 1986. Throughout his life, he served the community through the Lake Worth Youth Association and the Lake Worth Lions Club, including assisting in the development of the Lake Worth Park He enjoyed hunting, fishing, umpiring and coaching Little League softball. He loved spending time with his family and many friends.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Biggers Funeral Home in Fort Worth, Texas. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Big Creek. Pryor Funeral Home of Calhoun City is assisting the family locally.
Survivors include one daughter, Cathy Anderson (John) of Fort Worth, Texas; one sister, Betty Jean Jones (Herman) of Mississippi; his former wife and lifelong friend, Janice Hubbard; grandchildren, Payton Anderson, Alicia Young, Brandon Foster; great-grandchildren, Zoe and Dylan Young; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a stepson, Ricky H. Foster; brothers, A.C., Ralph and Frank; and a sister, Kathryn.
Charley Brown Jr.
LAMAR – Charley H. Brown Jr., 55, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Slayden Baptist Church in Slayden. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. today at the church.
PHILADELPHIA – Julie Harmon Williams, 69, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, at her home in Philadelphia.
Services were Monday, Jan. 16, at McClain-Hays Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Eastlawn Cemetery in Neshoba County.
Memorials may be made to Beacon Street Baptist Church, 895 W. Beacon St., Philadelphia, MS 39350 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
HOLLY SPRINGS – Norbert Jean-Paul Barruel, 86, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at his home in Holly Springs.
Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Parish House at Christ Episcopal Church in Holly Springs. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. in the church. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home is assisting the family.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to Christ Episcopal Church, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Marshall County Humane Society, or charity of the donor’s choice.
SALTILLO – Rhonda Todd Whitaker, 47, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at her residence.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mt. Zion Church of Christ on Butler Creek Road in Florence, Ala. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Wednesday at the church.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.