By NEMS Daily Journal
OXFORD – Jodie Dwight “J.D.” Sneed, 89, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. He was a retired school administrator. J.D. was a member of the Oxford University United Methodist Church and a former teacher of the Sneed’s Shepherds Sunday School Class. He was a past president of the Oxford Exchange Club and a member of the Rough Riders. He served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army during WWII.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Oxford University United Methodist Church with the Rev. Warren Black and the Rev. Clare Dobbs officiating. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Theda Russell of Oxford; a son, Norman Sneed of Oxford; a brother, Byron Sneed of Belden, and four grandchildren.
Visitation will be prior to the service from noon until 2 p.m. in Wesley Hall at the Church.
In honor of his service to his country, the flag of the U.S. Army will be flown at Waller Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Oxford University United Methodist Church, 424 S. 10th Street, Oxford, MS 38655.
For additional information or to sign an online guestbook, visit our website www.wallerfuneralhome.com.
Jennie Ash Mitchell
HOLLY SPRINGS – Jennie Work Ash Mitchell, 90, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at Alliance Healthcare. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Holly Springs and the retired owner and operator of Jennie’s Florist. She loved her dog, Patches.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery.
Survivors include a brother, J.B. Work of Potts Camp; three sisters, Lula Westmoreland of Memphis, Agnes Gordon of Hernando and Ina Faye Thornton of Memphis; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John Allen Work and Robbie Jamieson Work; a brother, Andrew Allen Work; a sister, Mary Jeanette Dunning; her first husband of 20 years, Wilfred Ash; and her second husband of 20 years, Junior Mitchell.
Online condolences may be left at www.hsfuneralhome.com.
AMORY – Kennth Sandy “Billy” Killian, 85, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements were incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale Lann in Aberdeen.
WEST UNION – Richard D. “Bubba” Hale, 73, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. He was born Jan. 13, 1938, in Lee County and was the son of George Washington and Margaret Lucille Hale. He was a member of Bethlehem Church of the Lord Jesus Christ and was a retired farmer.
Services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Glenfield Funeral Home in New Albany with Bro. John Vazquez officiating. Burial will be in Zion Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Daniel Hale (Patty) of Etta, and Wilburn Hale of Myrtle; a daughter, Lucy Lollar (Chad) of Myrtle; two brothers, Gerald and Marvin Hale of West Union; four sisters, Louise Butler of West Union, Clara Dale Smith of Hickory Flat, Barbara Mason of New Albany, and Patricia McDonald of Myrtle; two godsons, Michael Churchill and Michael Churchill Jr., both of Myrtle; eleven grandchildren; and fourteen great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Dorothy Marie Hale; four brothers, James, Frank, Calvin and Jimmy Hale; two sisters, Ruby Hale and Emma Mason; and one great-grandchild, Nadlie Hale.
Pallbearers will be Joe McDonald, Hugh Butler, Elbert Horton, Wayne Robbins, Tommy Foreman, Mark Pickens and Jason Mason.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today.
CORINTH – Dorothy Lorene Conn Phillips, 85, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, at her residence.
She was captain of her high school basketball team and valedictorian of her graduating class. She retired from Wurlitzer after 27 years of service. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She loved working in her flowers and listening to country and gospel music. She played the French harp. She loved spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was born July 31, 1926.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Art Bailey, Ouida Phillips and Thomas Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband of 67 years, John Thomas Phillips of Corinth; a son, Thomas Kent Phillips and wife Ouida of Charlotte, N.C.; a daughter, Wanda Kay Bailey and husband Art of Benton, Ark.; four grandchildren, Jon Bret Bailey and wife Jane of Benton, Ark., Cara Phillips Brown and husband Matt of Colo., Molly Phillips Curland and husband Brian of Penn., and Matthew Phillips and wife Allison of Calif.; 10 great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Bailey, Jackson Bailey, Faith Brown, Hope Brown, Lincoln Brown, Noah Curland, Nica Curland, Christian Phillips, David Phillips, Anna Phillips; a sister, Ann Mae Pell of Pascagoula; and other relatives and a host of friends.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Warren, Steve Thompson, Bob McAfee, Gene Calvary, Gilbert Wooten and Jimmy Burrell.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to service time on Wednesday. Everything will be at the funeral home.
She was preceded in death by her father, Henry Wood Conn and mother, Mary Ellen Ford Conn; sisters, Nellie Stegall, Myra McGee, Elmer Hutchenson, Flora Sykes; brothers, J.B. Conn, Preston Conn, Garland Conn, William Roy Conn.
Leave your online condolences at www.magnolifuneralhome.net.
AMORY – Noel William Harmon, 71, died on Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center.
Visitation will be from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. Thursday at North Boulevard Christian Church, Amory. Complete arrangements will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepickle funeralhome.com.
ABERDEEN – Johnnie Jones died Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements were incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial Funeral Home of Okolona.
TUPELO – George Bell, 76, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements were incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones amp& Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo.
TUPELO – Earl C. Estes, 71, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, at his residence after an extended illness. A life-long Lee County native, he was born June 28, 1940, to Earl Fredrick and Edna Mae Estes. He was a truck driver and very proudly served 13 years as a volunteer with the Forrest Service. He was a member of West Mooreville Baptist Church. He was an avid fisherman, loved the outdoors and his dog, Buddy.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Mr. Sammy Lansdell officiating. Burial will be in Priceville Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Charlene McCarty Estes of Tupelo; three sons, Steve Estes (Teresa) of Tupelo, Bubba Estes (Tina) of Tupelo and Shane Estes (Karen) of Pheba; six grandchildren, Steven and Hannah Estes, Heather Troy (Jimmy), Thomas Marks (Britney), Kaleigh Shane Estes and Eric Thomas Estes; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Ronnie Estes (Angie) of Mooreville; special uncle, G.C. Rhudy and wife, Jane.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be Kevin Holloway, Chance and Todd McCarty, Richard Rhudy, Chad Bishop and Josh Estes.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Noah Comer and Ken McCarty.
Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.pegues funeralhome.com.
WOODLAND – James William “Jim” Vaughan, 80, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Dec. 1, 1931, to Arville Vaughan and Ona Mann Vaughan in Choctaw County. He retired from the Department of Defense after 31 years of service. He returned to Mississippi in 1987, where he enjoyed gardening, and from 1995 to present he preached for the Southside Church of Christ. He worked for the Oktibbeha County CO-OP for about 20 years. He served in the Army during the Korean War.
Services will be will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Wilson Adams and Minister Jim Deason officiating. Burial will be held at Spring Valley Cemetery in Mathiston. Memorial Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife Mildred “Millie” Norris Vaughan of Houston; one son, Keith Vaughan (Marsha) of Vancleave; one sister, Shirley Threadgill of Ackerman; three grandchildren, Aaron Vaughan, Katelyn Vaughan and MaKayla Walls; her parents David and Cindy Walls; and a host of loving nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Faye Perrigin and Mavis Gertrude Vaughan; and one brother, John Calvin Vaughan.
Pallbearers will be Randy Martin, David Walls, Whitt Huffman, Chris Threadgill, Jermey Threadgill and Dr. Jack Huffman. Honorary pallbearers will be James Norris, Belton Perrigin and Auburn Henderson.
Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made at www.memorialfuneralhomehouston.com.
BLOUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Shirley Rademaker, 66, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at her home. She was born Aug. 25, 1945, in Birmingham, Ala., to Aubrey and Evelyn Bradshaw. She was a member of Restoration Fellowship Church and enjoyed reading. She loved spending time with her family.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Pastors Jim and Jamie Gunter officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include two sons, DeVone Hobgood of Fulton and Phillip Hobgood of Blountsville, Ala.; one brother, Eugene Bradshaw (Clarene) of Sharpsburg, Ga.; three grandchildren, Dwayne Hobgood, Melanie Hobgood and Sunny Barnes.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dale Rademaker; one sister, Carolyn Sullivan; and one brother, Thomas Wayne Bradshaw.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Bradshaw, Doug Self, Rex McCay, Judd Wade, Jason Witcher and David Witcher.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 today.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.leememorialonline.com.
PLANTERSVILLE – Henry Mitchell Jr., 58, died Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born March 13, 1953, to Henry Mitchell and Cleota Hoskins Mitchell in Leflore County. He was a faithful member of New Chapel United Methodist Church in Plantersville, where he served as Sunday School Superintendent, Chairman of Administrative Board and member of United Methodist Men.
He was united in holy wedlock to Janice Holomon on June 8, 1974. This union lasted for 37 years. He was a 1971 graduate of Tupelo High School. He was employed by Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, Phillip Foscue and Borden Ice Cream. He collected guns and enjoyed reading automotive books.
Services will be at noon on Wednesday at New Chapel United Methodist Church in Plantersville with the Rev. Glenn Parks officiating. Burial will be in the Centerhill Cemetery in Plantersville. Agnew amp& Sons Funeral Home of Verona is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Janice Holomon Mitchell of Plantersville; his mother, Cleota Mitchell of Plantersville; six sisters, Dorothy Evans of St. Louis, Mo., Irma Jean (Walter) Bond of Springfield, Ill., Valda Shumpert of Verona, Deborah Staples and Bonnie Perkins both of Plantersville and Evalue Betts-Collier of Shannon; one brother, Elzy (Cora) Mitchell of St. Louis, Mo.; one aunt, Clara Easley of Tupelo; three sisters-in-law, Joann (Barry) Ledbetter of Verona, Rachel (James) Ford of Tupelo and Magnolia Wiseman of Chesterville; one brother-in-law, Hosie (Catherine) Holomon Jr. of Memphis.
He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Otha Wiseman.
Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. and family hour 5 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service. Family and friends may sign the guest registry at www.agnewandsons.com.
Mary Helen Meier
CORINTH – Mary Helen Meier, 82, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at Sanctuary Hospice House. She was a homemaker and a member of Olive Hill Baptist Church.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Corinthian Funeral Home with Bro. Warren Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Olive Hill Cemetery in Guys, Tenn.
Survivors include her sons, Doug Meier (Kris) of Decatur, Ala., and Chester Sanders of Pickneyville, Ill.; brothers, Marlin Robertson of Hanover, Ill., Ray Robertson (Tina) of Guys, Tenn.; sisters, Nellie Smith of Chewalla, Tenn., Alcie Murphy (James) and Sandra Wilton (Dewayne), all of Rochelle, Ill.; sister-in-law Katie Robertson of Chewalla, Tenn.; and grandchildren, Logan Meier, Ethan Meier, Audra Sanders and Billy Caldwell.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Wanda Sanders; her parents, Elbert and Minnie Robertson; a brother, Author Robertson; and a grandson, Leroy Caldwell.
Pallbearers will be Wayne Wilton, Melvin Wilton, Donald Wilton, Christopher Smith, Logan Meier and Ethan Meier.
Visitation will be 11 a.m. today at the funeral home.
Sylvia Ann Sitzes
BYHALIA – Sylvia Ann Cole Sitzes, 55, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at her home.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Barton Baptist Church in Barton. Burial will follow in Barton Baptist Cemetery.
Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. today.
Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
RIPLEY – James W. Brady, 87, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2012, at his home in Ripley. Arrangements were incomplete and will be announced later by Ripley Funeral Home.
View online obituaries and sign guest book, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Annie Bell Miller, 90, died Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Amory – Flonnie Ree Morrow, 90, died on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at Golden Living Center. Born on June 14, 1921, in Monroe County, she was a daughter of James Franklin and Maudie Honeycutt.
She attended Greenwood Springs School. A homemaker, she had worked at the garment plant in Greenwood Springs. She was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed reading, looking through catalogs and magazines, watching westerns on television and gospel music. With family being important to her, she cared for her family members until their deaths.
She is survived by her nephew, Dale Andrews (Terry) of Aberdeen; special friends, James and Polly Easter and Joe Easter.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ovie L. Morrow; a daughter, Ludie Faye Cantrell; and 20 brothers and sisters.
A Stateroom Service will be held at 11 a.m. today at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Bro. Ryan French officiating.
Pallbearers will be Terry Cummins, James Easter, Joe Easter and Dale Andrews.
Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. today.
Memorials may be given to Amory Humane Society, 1317 Old Hwy. 6, Amory, MS 38821 or to Meals-on-Wheels, c/o Margaret Clement, 1326 Highland Circle, Amory, MS 38821.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
MYRTLE – Sharon Ann Wingo, 51, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in New Albany. She was born in Mississippi County, Ark., on June 20, 1960, and was the daughter of Dennis H. and Lena Helen Williams. She was a life-long resident of Union County, a member of Old Oak Grove Baptist Church and a former employee of Piper and Pilot.
Services are at 2 p.m. Thursday at Glenfield Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Butler officiating. Burial will be in Faith Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include her dearly beloved, L.V. Hall; a brother, Dennis H. Williams Jr. (Linda); a sister, Teresa M. Johnson, both of Myrtle; stepmother, Delsie Williams of New Albany; stepbrothers, Jimmy Hudson (Ruby) of Thaxton, and Roy Hudson (Sandra) of Pinedale; stepsisters, Lora Mae Smithey and Margaret White, both of New Albany, and Jane Perkins (Stanley) of Pinedale; two nieces; one nephew; and seven great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Helen Dianna Williams.
Pallbearers will be L.V. Hall, Dennis H. Williams Jr., Bill Yager and Billy Yager.
Visitation is from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
CORINTH – Rita Kaye Hughes Davis, 58, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, at her home. She was born Nov. 1,1953. She worked for ITT for many years.
She was a member of Strickland Baptist Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Charlie Browning and Bro. Harold Burcham officiating. Burial will be in Dogwood Cemetery.
Survivors include a son, William Curtis Davis and wife Denise of Corinth; a daughter, Christie Cummings and husband Darren of Corinth; her mother Gladys Earline Hughes of Corinth; seven grandchildren, Sheree Mills Moss and husband Weston, Steven Mills, Jessica Mills, Holly Mills, Haley Davis, Brandon Davis, Jacob Lambert; one great-granddaughter, Kimber Moss; brothers, Larry Hughes of Counce, Tenn., Dennis Hughes and wife Sherry of Corinth, Tony Hughes and wife Margie of Corinth, Stevie Hughes and wife Nelda of Corinth; sisters, Diane Slaughter and husband Billy of Shiloh, Tenn., Vickie Sanders and husband Dewayne of Shiloh, Tenn. and a host of other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Mickey Davis; and her father, William Lonnie Hughes.
Visitation is set for 10 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
Leave your online condolences at www.magnolifuneralhome.net.
TUPELO – Albirta Glenn died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at Golden Living Center. Arrangements were incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones amp& Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo.
HATLEY – Michael W. Nash, 53, died on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Born on Oct. 16, 1958, in Amory, he was a son of Ann Hollis Nash Fowlkes and E.J. Nash. He was an honors graduate of Hatley High School, Class of 1976 and a graduate of IJC with a degree in Tool and Die. He was a member of Meadowood Baptist Church where he had taught RA’s. His family, especially his children and grandchildren, were important to him. He enjoyed antique cars, going to car shows, metal detecting, collecting coins and watching NASCAR.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Dr. Lloyd Sweatt and Bro. Ben Lovelace officiating.
He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Marsha W. Nash of Hatley; his mother, Ann Fowlkes of Hatley; a daughter, Amber Englund (Stephen) of Long Beach; a son, John Nash of Amory; beloved grandsons, Addison and Milo Englund of Long Beach; and brother, Keith Nash of Amory.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lawton and Martha Coster Nash and D.D. and Annie Pennington Hollis.
Pallbearers will be Stephen Englund, Dewayne Laney, Wayne Robuck, Dan Nash, Ricky Williams, David Williams, Billy Dykes and Mike Ford. Honorary pallbearers will be the Tenn-Tom Cruisers Car Club.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be given to Meadowood Baptist Church, St. Jude Children’s Hospital or to the American Cancer Society.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepickle funeralhome.com.
HOUSTON – Hilda Rebecca Thompson Baird, 94, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, at Floy Dyer Nursing Home in Houston. She was born October 10, 1917, to Robert L. Thompson and Ellie Coila Wilson Thompson. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Houston.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church in Houston with the Rev. Larry Patrick officiating. Burial will be in Houston Cemetery. The body will lie in repose from noon until service time. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by two sons, Bobby Baird (Bonnie) and Douglas Baird (Reita) both of Houston; two daughters, Rebecca Webster (Harold) of Houston and Barbara Baird McCluskey of Eupora; a daughter-in-law, Becky Dallas (Gene) of Houston; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; two brothers, Jack Thompson (Evelyn) of Cedar Bluff and Fred Thompson (Sara) of Houston; and two sisters, Ruby Brandon (Joe) of Woodland and Elizabeth Gann of Houston.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Evan Eugene Baird; one son, Jerry Baird; and one brother, Robert Baird.
Pallbearers will be Rob Baird, Charles McClellan, Brad Baird, Mark Stewart, Mike Kilgore and Wayne Baird.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home.
Donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church Family Life Center fund.
On line condolences may be made at www.memorialfuneralhome houston.com.
TUPELO – Sandra Quinn, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements were incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial Funeral Home in Okolona.