Obituaries January 18, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

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.
Ola Messer
NEW ALBANY – Ola Williams Messer, 99, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, at Golden Living Center in Tupelo. She was born March 27, 1912, in Union County to Tom Williams and Ollie Branyan Williams. She was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. She enjoyed arts and crafts, crocheting, quilting and canning. She was a member of the Keownville Homemakers Club. She loved her family and her church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church with Rev. Don Wilson and Rev. Tim Green officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. United Funeral Service in New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include a son, Charles Messer (Kay) of Saltillo; two grandchildren, Scott Messer (Leslie) of Corinth and Cory Messer (Marcee) of Madison; and four great-grandchildren, Morgan, Katelyn, Drake and Mollee Messer.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Luty Messer; and three brothers, Ottis Williams, Deroy Williams and Namon Williams.
Pallbearers will be Ken Storey, Travis Decanter, Adam Rushing, Hilton Richey, Jimmy Hill and James Dale Hodges.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from 10 a.m. until service time Friday.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis.
For online condolences, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.
Odis McCord
OXFORD – Odis T. McCord, 65, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto in Southaven. Born in Lafayette County, he was a member of Carriage Hill Baptist Church in Southaven. He was the athletic director at Southaven High School. He loved all sports, especially Ole Miss athletics and Southaven athletics. In addition to his work with Southaven athletics, he enjoyed teaching drivers education which he taught until last year.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Chapel of Waller Funeral Home with Rev. Fletcher Moorman officiating. Burial will follow in Springdale Cemetery. A memorial service will be held 3 until 6 p.m. Saturday at Carriage Hill Baptist Church in Southaven.
Survivors include three brothers, Ray K. McCord of Oxford, Frankie K. McCord of Banner and Floyd Michael “Mike” McCord of Oxford; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Otis McCord and Kelly Wayne McCord; and his parents, Ellis Monroe McCord and Vonie Beatrice Sullivan McCord.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905 or The Odis McCord Memorial Scholarship, 735 Rasco Road, Southaven, MS 38671.
To sign an online guestbook, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.
Delma Bonds
IUKA – Delma Bonds, 90, died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Iuka. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka.
Betty Dickinson
BELMONT – Betty Jo Yarber Dickinson, 84, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at her residence. She was a native of Booneville. She and her husband, Frank Dickinson, owned Belmont Ace Hardware for 35 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Belmont and the DAR. She had a great love for her family, her church family and the community of Belmont where she spent most of her life and this love was surpassed only by her love for her Saviour Jesus Christ.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at First Baptist Church with Bro. Ray Burks, Bro. Kevin Tribble and Bro. Jack Maroon officiating. Burial will be in Belmont City Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are two daughters, Pam Moore (Lloyd) and Becky Cornelison (Randy), all of Belmont; two granddaughters, Rachel Epps (Rodney) of Olive Branch and Hannah Cornelison of Belmont; sister-in-law, Quaye Yarber of Belmont; brother-in-law, Jim Byram of Belmont; nieces and nephews, Phil Byram (Darlene), Jill Harrison (Hudson). Terri Christian (Donnie) and Dr. Robert Yarber (Debbie); great-nieces and great-nephews, Trey Christian, Henry and Julia Harrison, and Evan, Wesley and Marissa Yarber.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Dickinson, in 1994; her parents, Henry and Mae Bess Yarber; a brother, Bob Yarber; and a sister, Margaret Byram.
Pallbearers will be deacons of First Baptist Church.
Visitation will continue until service time today.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 855, Belmont, MS 38827.
Bill Orrick
GOLDEN – William “Bill” Orrick, 76, died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont. Burial will be in Butler Cemetery at Golden. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Thursday at the funeral home.
Junior Anglin
CORINTH – Junior Anglin, 65, 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. today 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.
The body will lie in state one hour prior to service time today at the church.
Louise Patterson
GOLDEN – Louise Patterson, 82, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at Generations of Red Bay. She was a native of Tishomingo and a homemaker. She was a member of Golden Chapel United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Kerry Peden officiating. Burial will be in Belmont City Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are one niece, Angela McElhenney (Ray) of Decatur; two nephews, Lavone Bolton (Sandra) of Camden, Tenn., and Lamar Bolton (JoAnn) of Iuka; one great-niece, Kim Carpenter (Shane) of Corinth; one great-nephew, Mitchell McElhenney (Leigh Ann) of Decatur; three sisters-in-law, Glenda Bolton of Iuka, Lois Bolton of Tishomingo and Dora Patterson of Golden; and a host of other nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Noonan Patterson; her parents, Les and Grace Bolton; and five brothers, Faye, Roy, Dayton, Lester and Troy Bolton.
Pallbearers will be Lavone Bolton, Lamar Bolton, Larry Mills, Chet Mills, Mitchell McElhenney and Pat Williams.
Visitation will be 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Thursday at Deaton Funeral Home in Belmont.
Wilda Gangloff
FORT WORTH, Texas – Wilda Faye Ganaway Gangloff died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, at her daughter’s home in Fort Worth, Texas. She was born Jan. 7, 1936, in Dorsey to Virgie and Curtis Ganaway. She was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. She retired from Rockwell International in Los Angeles, Calif., in 1986. An avid genealogist, she loved to travel and spend time with her family.
Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hopewell Cemetery with Pastor Matt Hudson officiating. McNeece-Morris Funeral Home of Fulton is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her son, Rick Gangloff and Diana of Buena Park, Calif.; three daughters, Beth Barton of Arkansas, Lara Jane Pugh and Phillip of Texas, and Alexis Holcomb and John of Missouri; a sister, Lola Bailey of Nevada; a brother, John Ganaway of Mississippi; six grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Richard; brother, Carlos Ganaway and Mary Jane; and a sister, Edna Earl Sullivan and Pat.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association in her honor.
Connie M. Osborn
BURNSVILLE – Connie M. Osborn, 78, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Glen. Interment will follow in Antioch Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Glen is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 until 9 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home in Glen.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial and Honor Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; by phone (901) 578-2805; or online at www.stjude.org/donate.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
Sylven Stegall
FULTON – Sylven Thurston Stegall, 93, died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
Toney Tate
BIGBEE – Toney Lee Tate Sr., 63, died on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center. Born on Aug. 7, 1948, in Amory, he was a son of the late Roy and Velena Rusoe Tate. He attended Bigbee School. On April 13, 1969, he married Lortez Odom. He was of the Baptist faith. His life was centered around his family, hunting and fishing. A member of Big T Hunting Club, he enjoyed trading and listening to country music.
A Celebration of Life Service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Bro. Chuck Moffett and Bro. Tommy Whaley officiating. Burial will follow in Liberty Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Lortez Tate of Bigbee; daughters, Lisa Shepherd (Jeff) of Quincy and Gay Dean (Michael) of Bigbee; son, Toney Lee Tate Jr. (Renay) of Bigbee; sister, Mary Wade of Smithville; brother, Billy Tate of Bigbee; grandchildren, Kayla and Dawn Shepherd, Jeffrey Tate, Leigh Anna Plunkett (Drew), Allie Reeves, Mallary, Chloe and Austin Dean, and Johnathan and Sabrina Wilson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Betty Pierce and Edna Faye Boggan; his brothers, Donnie and David Lee Tate; and special friends, Jimmy Roby and Larry Parker.
Pallbearers will be Mike Mayhew, Dennis Allred, Chris Smith, Andy Farrar, Matt Wilson and David Hutcherson. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Big T Hunting Club, Ronald Welch, David Barker, Junior Dean, Gilbert Hester, Harold Miller, Buster Randolph, Tommy Timms and his trading buddies.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Nellie Holloway
CORINTH – Nellie Mae Holloway, 82, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at McPeters Funeral Directors Chapel in Corinth. Burial will follow in Kemps Cemetery at Rienzi.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mike Rogers
CORINTH – Michael Lamar “Mike” Rogers, 55, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, in Corinth.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at McPeters Funeral Directors Chapel. McPeters Funeral Directors of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Rusty Cavataio
FULTON – Rusty Cavataio, 55, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012. He was born April 20, 1956, in New Orleans, La., to Russell and Betty Malley Cavataio. He was a member of Christ The King Catholic Church in Fulton. He grew up in Memphis, where he attended parochial schools. He graduated from Christian Brothers High School in 1974, where he was a star football player. After high school he attended and played football at Pearl River Community College in Poplarville from 1974-1975. He then attended Delta State for one year in 1976. He attended and graduated from U.S.M. with a degree in athletic administration and a minor in secondary education in 1979. He dedicated his life to coaching and teaching high school students and was active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Services will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton. Burial will be in Springhill Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include his mother, Betty Cavataio of Fulton; one daughter, Jennifer Cavataio Amos (Geoff) of Germantown, Tenn.; one brother, Chris Cavataio (Kathy) of Brandon; one sister, Tina Barger of Fulton.
He was preceded in death by his father, Russell Thomas Cavataio.
Visitation will be from 4:30 p.m. to service time Friday.
A memorial fund has been set up in Mr. Cavataio’s behalf. Contributions are welcome and can be deposited at any Regions Bank or mailed to the addressed listed: Regions Bank, c/o Rusty’s Fight Against Diabetes, P.O. Box 290, Tupelo, MS 38802.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com.
Bobby Glover
WALNUT – Bobby Lynn Glover, 55, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012 at his home in Walnut. He was born March 17, 1956, to Earl and Gladys Antwine Glover. He was a Christian. He worked for Waste Connection and as a heavy equipment operator for a number of companies.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jesse Cutrer officiating. Burial will be in Harmony Church Cemetery.
He is survived by one sister, Gayla Glover (Bo Bates) of Walnut; one brother, Louis Glover (Betty) of Walnut; three nieces, Amy Coldwell-Moss (Brad), Kitchie Cutberth (Rooter) and Lesa Brock (Rickey), all of Walnut; one nephew, Jimmy Tate Waldon (Faye) of Walnut; and his special girlfriend, Helen Talley of Walnut.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one niece, Towana Tyson.
Pallbearers will be Billy Hugh Russell, Jimmy Tate Waldon, Brad Moss, Anthony Jobe, Phillip Bates, Larry Joyner, Carrol Martindale Jr. and Billy Bates.
Honorary pallbearers will be Norris “Rooter” Cutberth, Greg Hamm, J.W. McMillin, Cotton Russell, Troy Pannell, Jerry Clifton, Richie Clifton and Randy Wammack.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home.
To view the obituary online and sign the guestbook, go to www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.
Jimmie Sue Lambert
SELMER, Tenn. – Jimmie Sue Curtis Lambert, 68, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, in Selmer, Tenn. She was born Oct. 27, 1943, in McNairy County, Tenn., to J. R. and Sue Nell Kirby Curtis. She married Ronald Gene Lambert on Nov. 27, 1981. She received a B.S. degree in home economics from Lambuth University in 1966.
After graduation, she worked for two years as a dietary supervisor at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. She returned to Selmer in 1968-69 and began teaching fourth grade. She went back to school and finished her elementary degree, then earned her master’s from the University of Tennessee at Martin. She taught fourth grade for 20 years and second grade for 11 years, retiring in 1999. She was chosen Teacher of the Year in 1995. After retirement, she worked for Pickwick Electric Cooperative as a receptionist.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tenn., with Zolon Clayton and Brian Rainey officiating. Burial will follow in the Lake Hill Memorial Gardens in Bethel Springs, Tenn.
She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Ronald Gene Lambert of Selmer, Tenn.; a first cousin, Margaret Ann Robinson of Henderson, Tenn.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Beatrice Lesley
FULTON – Evelyn Beatrice Lesley, 72, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012. She was born on July 3, 1939, to Chester and Hattie Wood Senter in Fulton. She was a member of the Friendship Methodist Church. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and cooking.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Senter Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Jackie Gray and Bro. Darrell Sanderson officiating. Burial will be in the Friendship Methodist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Melissa Ozbirn of Fulton; two sons, Billy Joe Lesley (Sue) of Peppertown and Doug Lesley of Fulton; one sister, Lilas Moore of Fulton; two grandchildren, Ricky Lee Mayhall and Mikala Ozbirn; two stepgrandchildren and eight stepgreat-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin Lesley; her parents; four sisters, Juanita Duncan, Woody Wilkins and two infant sisters; and four brothers, Jack, Charles, Stanley and Ralph Senter.
Pallbearers will be members of the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department.
Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to service time today.
Online condolences can be made at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com.
Raye Gholston
FULTON – Raye Gholston, 90, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012. She was born July 4, 1921, to Allen and Emily Hughes Johnson in Itawamba County. She was a member of the Pine Grove Church of Christ and a homemaker. She enjoyed gardening, working outside, cooking and keeping children.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Senter Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Wayne Mitchell and Jackie Gray officiating. Burial will be in Itawamba Memorial Garden.
Survivors include one daughter, Myra Jean Wilder (William) of St. Augustine, Fla.; one son, Tommy Gholston (Bonnie) of Tremont; four grandchildren, Greg Gholston, Sonja Herndon, Rhonda Wilder and Raye Lee Barrows; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Gholston; her parents; one grandchild, Mark Wayne Gholston; and seven brothers and three sisters.
Pallbearers will be Lannie Earl Johnson, Mackey Thornton, Hank Johnson, Matt Thornton, Peanut Oswalt, Junior Oswalt and David Wayne Roberts.
Visitation will be from 8 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be made at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com.
Julian Mayes
NEW ALBANY – Julian Louis Mayes, 32, died Friday, Feb. 13, 2012, at his home. He was born Nov. 7, 1979, in New Albany to Buster Mayes and Gloria Zinn Jones. He was a member of Second Baptist Church in Pontotoc. He married Vivian Stubbs on Oct. 6, 2009.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Pontotoc Second Baptist Church. Burial will be in Pontotoc City Cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Vivian Mayes of New Albany; his father, Buster Mayes, and stepfather, Willie George Jones, both of Pontotoc; a brother, Spencer Mayes of Memphis; a sister, Summer Desirea (Carlos) Jones of Pontotoc; a nephew, Jalen Prince King; a niece, Kristen Mayes; uncles and aunts.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Gloria Zinn Jones; his grandparents, Sam and Virginia Zinn, and Laura and Walter Mayes; and an uncle, Harry Bufford.
Pallbearers will be Samuel Zinn, Henry Blanchard, Neal Garner, Norman Jones, Chris Mayes, Brian Wilson, Jesse Jones and Demon Jones.
Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home with the family hour from 6 to 7 p.m. today.