Obituaries January 28, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

Joyce Beck
CORINTH – Joyce Whitaker Beck died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, at Country Cottage in Corinth. She was born Dec. 18, 1943, in Salisbury, N.C., to James and Dorothy Whitaker. She was a registered nurse who worked for Holly Springs Public School System for 11 years and for Marshall County Hospital. She retired from Marshall County Health Department.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Christ Episcopal Church in Holly Springs with the Very Rev. Bruce M. McMillan officiating. Memorial Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her son, Jerry B. Beck (Diane) of Glen; her daughter, Jacque Kazemba (Mike) of Holly Springs; brothers, James (Carolyn) Whitaker, Gerald (Becky) Whitaker, Joe (Linda) Bartlett and Bobby (Pam) Bartlett, all of Salisbury, N.C., and Jim (Kathy) Bartlett of Chapel Hill, N.C.; sisters, JoAnn Bartlett of Salisbury, N.C., and Evelyn Gray Biggs of Orange Park, Fla.; grandchildren, Jake and Kimball Beck, Hallie, Drew and Will Kazemba.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Christ Episcopal Church of Holly Springs or First United Methodist Church of Corinth.
Condolences can be left at www.memorialcorinth.com.
Syble Clark
FULTON – Syble Evelyn Clark, 89, died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at The Meadows in Fulton. She was born June 3, 1922, to Luther Marvin Franks and Lucy Bell Bennett Franks. She was a member of the Fulton Church of Christ. She was a timekeeper for Abbotts Laboratories in Waukegan, Ill. She later worked with her husband at the Western Auto Store in Fulton. She enjoyed crocheting, cooking and spending time with her great-grandchildren, who called her “GG.”
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Russ Crosswhite officiating. Burial will be in Itawamba Memorial Gardens.
She is survived by her son, James D. Clark (Mary Lynn) of Fulton; two grandsons, James Thrasher “Jay” Clark (Heather) of Hernando and Jonathan Marvin “Jon” Clark of Fulton; great-grandchildren, Sydney, Joseph and Zoey Clark; one sister, Helan Ryan of Zion, Ill.; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Roland Clark; and two brothers, Vernon Franks and Marvin Franks.
Pallbearers will be Jay Clark, Jon Clark, Willie Rushing, Phillip Tucker, Howard Smith and Andy Coker.
Nell Pickett
RED BAY, Ala. – Wanda Nell Pickett, 69, died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at ECM Hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery at Golden. Deaton Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Sunday.
Ruby Powell
BLUE MOUNTAIN – Ruby W. Powell, 92, died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ripley Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Willie Zinn
DERMA – Willie Cleveland Zinn, 68, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at New Hope Church of God in Christ at Bruce. Burial will be in Cane Creek Cemetery in Vardaman. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of the arrangements.
To sign the online guestbook, visit bellememorialfuneralhome.com.
Pansy Burgett
RED BAY, Ala. – Pansy J. Burgett, 83, died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at Red Bay Hospital.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala. Burial will be in the Red Bay City Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. today at the funeral home.
Rodney Russell
PONTOTOC – Rodney Louis Russell, 64, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, at his home in Pontotoc. He worked most of his life in his own business: home maintenance, repair service, providing commercial and residential carpentry and electrical services. He was a master of the trade, specializing in building additions, decks and fences. An avid hunter, he loved the outdoors, camping, fishing and spending time with his family and friends.
Services will be at noon today at Bethlehem Freewill Baptist Church with Bro. Jed Daniels officiating. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Carol T. Morris Russell; two sisters, Toni Renee (Gene) and Glenda Braden (Glen); two sisters-in-law, Marsha K. Dugan and Norma Lowry; two brothers-in-law, Bobbye McLain and Henry Terry; three sons, Stephen Keith (Marcia), Richard Shane (Jeanette) and Robert Scott; one daughter, Ashley Amber (Joey); two stepsons, Ricky Morris (Lynne) and Joey Morris (Debra); one stepdaughter, Tina Ray (Sammy); two nephews, Chris Burnette and Richard J.; two nieces, Ashleigh Hollowell and Tricia Martin; 18 grandchildren, Allyssa, Brittany, Abbigail, Tyler, Meagan, Kayla, Cameron, Maylana, Matthew, Landon, Chandler, Stevie, Jace, Nick (April), Chad (Shannon), Elaina (Darrell), Jayna, Derek; and 13 great-grandchildren, Dominick, Dakota, JT, Ally, Zack, Kaley, Celsey, Lucas, Bella, Blake, Genna, Hope and Katelyn.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Brenda Clarke Hudson Russell; his father, “Sparky” Louis Hildred Russell; his mother, Martha Geraldine Palmer; and a sister, Cathey Ann McLain.
Visitation will begin at noon today.
Send all flowers and gifts to the church.
James V. Jackson
BALDWYN – James V. Jackson, 84, died Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Dorsey Schumpert
VERONA – Dorsey Lee Schumpert, 82, died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at Magnolia Regional Medical Center in Corinth after an extended illness. He was born in Itawamba County on Aug. 11, 1929, to Coy Schumpert and Retha Tindall Schumpert. A graduate of Itawamba Junior College, he attended Mississippi State University and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army with service in Korea. He spent most of his life working in the auto parts business and was a former owner/operator of M and S Auto Parts. He had a great respect for his customers and friends, never meeting a stranger and always knowing the right things to say. He was an active member of the Verona United Methodist Church and VFW Post 4057. He enjoyed restoring and collecting antique cars, listening to the Grand Ole Opry and helping deliver Meals on Wheels to the elderly. A loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle, he was respected and revered not only by his family, but also a grateful community.
A life celebration service will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with the Rev. Dennis Fink officiating. A private burial will be in Lee Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 2:30 p.m. to service time Sunday at the Tupelo Chapel.
Survivors include his wife, Doris Crowson Schumpert of Verona; three daughters, Teresa Bailey (Danny) of Guntown, Brenda Barber (Jim) of Marietta and Anita Pannell (Fred) of Tupelo; 10 grandchildren, Michelle George (Steven), Justin Stevens, Jordan Stevens (Kristy), Emily Laris (J.R.), Kadee Jenkins (Andrew), Kacie Barber, Erica Pannell, Amanda Pannell, Morgan Pannell and Leah Pannell; five great-grandchildren, Tyler George, Kobe George, MaKaylee George, Isabella Laris and Jossilyn Stevens; four brothers, Dolan Schumpert of Nettleton, David Dennis “Dent” (Wanda), Tommy Schumpert (Lura), Milton Schumpert (Betty), all of Evergreen; four sisters, Frances Parker of Tupelo, Jean Schumpert of Evergreen, Strattie Duvall (Ivy) of Tupelo and Marcell Brown (Thomas) of Evergreen. He was preceded in death by his parents and his son, Tim Schumpert.
Honorary pallbearers will be Justin Stevens, Jordan Stevens, Andrew Jenkins, J.R. Laris, Steven George, Fred Pannell, Jim Barber, Danny Bailey, Steve West and Clifton Hodges.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.
Harold Jackson
DERMA – Harold Jackson, 61, died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at Calhoun Health Services Nursing Home in Calhoun City. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce.
Brice Barnes
FULTON – Brice Barnes, 75, died Friday, Jan. 27, 2012. He was born Feb. 15, 1936, in Itawamba County to Allie B. and Eunice Waddle Barnes. He enjoyed fishing and gardening, and he was a Mason. He retired from the Chicago District Council of Carpenters, and, after moving back to Itawamba County, he worked for the City of Fulton until his retirement.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Jackie Gray officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife. Katherine Twitty Barnes; two sons, Michael Barnes (Pamela) of Zion, Ill., and Gary Barnes (Mitzi) of Fulton; one sister, Ellaween Spencer (NC) of Fulton; one grandson, Brandon Barnes; one step-granddaughter, Crystal Symons; five nieces and three nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Wayne Barnes and Billie S. Barnes.
Pallbearers will be Doug Hester, Jeff Twitty, Paul Twitty, Randy Spencer, Charles Beasley and Owen Brown.
Honorary pallbearers will be J.W. Beasley and Johnnie Benefield.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to service time Sunday at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com.
Louise Denton
BLUE SPRINGS – Louise Denton, 89, died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Tupelo. She was born in Union County on March 21, 1922, to Luther Clark and Nanny Lou Reid Littlejohn. She was a member of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church and a devout Christian who believed in fervently praying. She was a retired seamstress.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Glenfield Funeral Home in New Albany with the Rev. Larry Bain officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Ricky Alvis Denton (Kaye) of Tupelo; one stepson, William Wray Denton (Jean) of Pontotoc; one daughter, Darnell Gilbert (Dale) of Pontotoc; one daughter-in-law, Marie Denton Lee; three brothers, Reid Littlejohn of Blue Springs, Richard Littlejohn of New Albany and Thomas Littlejohn of Brunswick, Ga.; two sisters, Lillie Smith of Brunswick, Ga., and Melba Beaty of Ecru; daughter-in-law, Lois Denton Varnon (Danny) of Ecru; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William Alvis Denton; and a son, Walter Clark Denton.
Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and until service time Sunday.
Memorials may be made to Mt. Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.
Polly Baggett
MYRTLE – Pauline “Polly” Beasley Baggett, 96, died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. She was born Jan. 30, 1915, in Blue Springs to William Bogan Beasley and Callie Jane Rodgers. She was a homemaker and a member of Harmony Baptist Church. She loved visiting and helping those in need.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at United Funeral Service Chapel with Dr. Robert Daniels, the Rev. Freddy Johnson and the Rev. Keith Benefield. Burial will be in the Union Hill Cemetery. United Funeral Service in New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by five daughters, Nell Womack of Southaven, Hazel Peeples of Southaven, Francis Lamey of Gonzales, La., Eunice Bratton (Jerry) of Woodbridge, Va., and Mary Kathryn Fuller (Ernie) of Myrtle; a son, Randy Baggett (Tina) of Myrtle; a brother, W.T. Beasley of Brookhaven; 12 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Rainer Baggett; a daughter, Betty Sue Mills; a sister, Effie Stubblefield; three brothers Leon Beasley, John R. Beasley and Wilson Beasley; and two grandchildren, Janet Peeples and Adam Densford.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
For online condolences, visit unitedfuneralservice.com.
Juanita Golding
FURRS – Juanita Riley Golding, 80, died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at her daughter’s residence in the Furrs community after a brief illness. She was born Nov. 29, 1931, in Pontotoc County to Lee Roy Holcomb and Pauline Mason Holcomb. She lived in the Tupelo area all her life. She was a member of West Jackson Street Baptist Church.
A celebration of life service will be at 2 p.m. today at Holland Funeral Directors Tupelo Chapel with Bro. Roger Smith officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time.
She is survived by two daughters, Nancy Moody (Raymond) of Furrs and Paula Riley of Tupelo; five grandchildren, Chris Moody (Tina) and Jennifer Lee, both of Furrs, Scott Moody of Tupelo, Micah Moody (Carla) of Guntown and Clint Riley (Jessica) of Tupelo; and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Margaret Virden.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.
James Kyle
FULTON – James D. “Jimmy” Kyle, 68, died Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at his home in the Dorsey community. He was born Sept. 21, 1943, in Itawamba County to Bill and Verna Stanley Kyle. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. He was a supervisor at Krueger Metal for 25 years. He had served in Itawamba County as a deputy sheriff, constable and Justice Court judge. He enjoyed trading, fishing, hunting and spending time with his family and friends.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Mark Tutor and Charles Riley officiating. Burial will be in the Keyes Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Wanda Kyle; his mother, Verna Kyle of Dorsey; one son, Greg Gholston (Keisha) of Mooreville; one brother, Eddie Kyle of Tupelo; four sisters, LaRue Hill (Wally) of Belpre, Ohio, Billie Johnson (Ricky) of Tupelo, Kay Farris (Jerry) of Tupelo and Martha Swiney (Richard) of Aberdeen; seven grandchildren, Drew Kyle, Jason Kyle, Brett Kyle, Chase Gholston, Paige Gholston, Kaley Gholston and Janna Gholston; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Chris Kyle and Jerry Kyle; one brother, Gerald Kyle; and his father, Bill Kyle.
Pallbearers will be Brent Kyle, Billy Clay Kyle, Chad Kyle, Terry Dickerson, Richard Swiney Jr., Donnie West, and Tim West.
Honorary pallbearers will be Stevie West, Ricky Johnson, Jerry Farris and Richard Swiney Sr.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home in Fulton.
John Wayne West
ABERDEEN – John Wayne West, 71, died Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at Homeplace of Columbus. He was born Nov. 10, 1940, in Monroe County to Johnnie West and Hazel Coleman West. He was a lifelong resident of the Lackey community and a member of Hamilton Baptist Church.
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Pleasant Grove Cemetery with Bro. Robert Moore officiating. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include six sisters, Sylvia W. Love of Starkville, Sarah W. Bryan (Butch) of Hamilton, Lynda W. Mize )Jerry) of West Point, Susan W. Honeycutt (Dean) of Hamilton, Julia W. Sullivan (Lesley) of Aberdeen and Cynthia W. Simpson of Dallas, Texas; two brothers, Wade West of Hamilton and Rubel West (Tanya) of Aberdeen;
He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters, Peggy, Nancy and Marilyn West.
Pallbearers will be Anthony Bryan, Jason Sullivan, Josh West, Jonathan Honeycutt, Jeremy Honeycutt, Owen Mize and Will Mize.
Visitation will be from noon until 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
You can sign the register and send condolences online at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
Paul Carroll
EVERGREEN – Paul Wayne Carroll, 58, died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at his residence after an extended illness. He was born June 27, 1953, in Kenosha, Wis., to John Henry and Ella Mae Winchester Carroll. On May 27, 1972, he married Teresa Armstrong. They made their home in Itawamba County where he has enjoyed collecting and trading antiques, watching television, shopping on eBay and most of all, spoiling his grandchildren. He was a member of Greenwood Baptist Church.
A celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m. today in the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with the Rev. Gary O’Neal officiating. Private burial will follow in New Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Teresa Carroll of Evergreen; two sons, Tim Carroll (Kim) of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Luke Carroll (Stephanie) of Evergreen; one daughter, Paula Miller of Evergreen; five brothers, Gary Carroll (Teresa) of Evergreen, Roger Carroll (Glenda) of Mooreville, Jeff Carroll of Tupelo, Mark Carroll of Nettleton and Greg Carroll of Tupelo; three sisters, Charlotte Funai (Dave) of Palm Dale, Calif., Cheryl Johnson (Jeff) of Byhalia and Cynthia Carroll of Austin, Texas; and five grandchildren, Austin, Mia, Drew, Mason and Sadie.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two grandchildren, Kaylee and Bentley Carroll.
Pallbearers will be Chuck Ellis, Andrew Miller, Gary Enis, Jon Buchanan, Paul Moore and Grant Martin.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.
Jermeka Crockett
OKOLONA – Jermeka Shardae “Pinky” Crockett, 22, and her baby, Khloe Leeann Roe, died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, in Okolona. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial of Okolona.
Pastor Arthur Lewis Jr.
AMORY – Pastor Arthur Lewis Jr., 63, pastor of St. James United Methodist Church in Amory, died Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Darden and Sons Funeral Home of Amory.
Emmit Hudspeth
BELDEN – Emmit Riley Hudspeth, 93, was born in Sarah on a farm, June 9, 1918, to Joe Lawrence Hudspeth and wife, Addie Belle Turner Hudspeth, one of seven children, six brothers and one sister, whom all preceded Emmit. Emmit passed away Jan. 23, 2012, at the Mississippi State Veterans’ Home in Oxford.
As a young man farming in the Delta, one of Emmit’s young farm hands was a young singer, now famous, named Charlie Pride. When World War II was started, Emmit went off to war, becoming a platoon sergeant in the 315th Infantry Reg., 79th Div. (Cross of Lorraine). Emmit fought in Europe, took part in the Normandy Invasion and was in the allied force that trapped a German Army on the Cotentin Peninsula, in France, where Emmit was wounded in the fierce fighting that ensued. Emmit later fought in the battle of the Hurtgen Forest, where he was wounded for the second time. Rejoining his outfit after his release from the hospital and while near the Rur River, Emmit was wounded for the third time by an artillery shell burst. Emmit was awarded three Purple Hearts, Combat Infantry Badge, French Croix de Guerre with Palm, Presidential Unit Citation for Valor, the Good Conduct Medal, the Victory Medal WWII, American Theater of Operations ribbon, and the European-African and Middle Eastern Theater of Operations ribbon with four battle stars.
Emmit returned home after the war, to farm and to work for the Mississippi State Department of Transportation. Emmit became a DOT road crew foreman and supervisor.
Later in life Emmit moved to Memphis, where he owned and operated a business. After he retired, Emmit moved to Belden, where he was a member of the Belden Baptist Church.
Emmit married Doris F. Lackey Ellison on July 12, 1971, daughter of Jessie and Eula Mae Lackey of Belden. He is survived by two children, Robert Earl Ellison of Belden and Venica Lea Ellison Harmon (Edward) of Destin Fla.; two grandchildren, Lisa Harmon Burson (Richard) of Panama City, Fla., and Jonathan Drew Harmon (Genean) of Las Vegas Nev.; and four great-grandchildren.
Services for Emmit will be Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Rev. Jim Holcomb officiating. Burial will be in the Belden Cemetery. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to service time.
In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the Mississippi State Veterans’ Home 120 Veterans Dr., Oxford, MS 38655 in Emmit’s name.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Charlie Young
BOONEVILLE – Charlie C. Young, 77, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, at the North Mississippi Medical center in Tupelo. He was born July 18, 1934, in Prentiss County to Will Young and Rosie Lee Young. He was a member of Ruben Chapel CME Church in Baldwyn.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Sandhill M.B. Church in Baldwyn with Rev. Henry Damons delivering the eulogy. Burial will be in the Ruben-Chapel Cemetery in Baldwyn. Agnew amp& Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Ester Lee Young of Booneville; three daughters, Wanda Young (Rev. Charles), Sandra Shelley (Randy) and Denise Shelley (Lanny), all of Baldwyn; three sons, Kenny Young of Booneville, Anthony Young of Memphis Gregory Young (Ciera) of Ripley; one godson, Minister Bobby Jackson (Pat) of Baldwyn; two sisters, Louise Shinault (Robert) and Lucille Warren, both of Kansas City, Mo.; 26 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law and three brothers-in-law; and his caregiver, Misty Parks of Tupelo.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and five sisters.
Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home in Baldwyn.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry at www.agnewandsons.
Darlene Barnes
TUPELO – Darlene Scales Barnes, 57, died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012. She was born May 4, 1952, to Lewis and Earline Scales. She was reared and educated in Baldwyn. She accepted Christ at an early age and joined Sandhill M.B. Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Springhill M.B. Church with Bishop Marquette Rogers officiating. Burial will be in Porter’s Memorial Cemetery. N.L. Jones amp& Son Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her sisters, Barbara Ray (Earnest) of Romeoville, Ill., and Arzella Johnson (Donell) of Tupelo; her brothers, Wayne Scales (Gloria) of Chicago and Ronald Scales (Melissa), Preston Scales and Timothy Scales (Tomika), all of Baldwyn; one aunt, Jeanette Warren of Baldwyn; a special friend and caregiver, Cottrell Davis; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Barnes; her parents; two brothers, Robert Lee Cummings and Jerry Lewis Scales; and two sisters, Dorthy Nell Agnew and Ethel Mae Gamble.
Eddie Levera Chandler
ABERDEEN – Eddie Levera Harris Chandler, 69, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born March 11, 1942, to Levi Harris and Almeda Johnson Harris. She was a member of New Hebron M.B. Church. She was a 1958 graduate of Vine Street High School and a graduate of Okolona Jr. College and MI College. She was a former employee of the Internal Revenue Service in Kansas City, Kan., and University Medical Center in Jackson. She was a homemaker. She was loved by all who knew her.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at New Hebron M.B. Church. Pastor Samuel J. Crawford Jr. will officiate, and Pastor James Chandler will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Williams Memorial of Okolona is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 47 years, James Paul Chandler; four sons, Micheal Paul Chandler (LaShelle) of Olive Branch, Matthew Amiel Chandler of Denver, Colo., Myron Arthur Chandler (LaTondra) of Durham, N.C., and Martin Alex Chandler (Makia) of Bolingbrook, Ill.; nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Pastor Mark James Chandler; three sisters and two brothers.
Tarnell Hudson
TUPELO – Tarnell McGaughy Hudson died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Dec. 29, 1925, in Lee County. She joined Shannon Baptist Church at an early age and later joined White Hill M.B. Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at White Hill M.B. Church with the Rev. Jeffery Daniels officiating. Burial will be in Porter’s Memorial Park. N.L. Jones and Son Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include six daughters, Eva Mae Dixon, Mae Sue Berry, Donna Bailey and Willie Mae Davis, all of Tupelo, Sherry Barnes of Alabama and Tarnell Penson of Saltillo; three sons, Matthew McGaughy and Willie McGaughy of Tupelo and Warren McGaughy of Alabama.
She was preceded in death by a son, Charles McGaughy.
The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time.
Sign the online guestbook at nljonesandson.com.