By NEMS Daily Journal
BYHALIA – Constance Ellen Bailey, 70, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, at her home in Byhalia.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Collierville, Tenn. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Mississippi Baptist Hospice.
To access the online guestbook, visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Alene M. Loden
FULTON – Alene M. Loden, 80, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at The Courtyards Nursing Home.
She was born Jan. 21, 1930, in Itawamba County to William Arthur and Ola Mae Smith Murrell. She was a homemaker, a factory worker and a member of Providence Baptist Church. She was a loving wife and mother.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Senter Funeral Home in Fulton with Bro. Doug Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Keyes Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Sandra Holcomb (Elihue) of Huntsville, Ala.; two sons, Jerry Loden (Margaret) of West Point and Eddie Loden (Karen) of Fulton; eight grandchildren, Steven Loden (Haines), Cathy Kennedy (Brad), Robert Moore (Vanessa), Sherry Gray (Marty), Hugh Holcomb Jr. (Vanessa), Michael Loden (Shawni), Karen Loden and Bret Holcomb; 14 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Edward O. Murrell (Sue) of Tremont.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Loden; a great-granddaughter, Alex Loden; two sisters, Eva Murrell and Berniece Hubbard; two brothers, William Murrell and Hubert Murrell; and her parents.
Pallbearers will be Stephen Loden, Brad Kennedy, Robert Moore, Marty Gray, Hugh Holcomb Jr. and Michael Loden.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to service time Wednesday.
HOUSTON – Ruby Beatrice Hodnett, 96, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at the Floy Dyer Nursing Home. She was born Jan. 18, 1914, to Ell Criddle and Dolly Staggs Criddle. She was a homemaker and a member of New Hope Baptist Church at Vardaman.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Southern Funeral Chapel in Houston with Bro. Johnny Cherry and Bro. Robert Earl Alexander officiating. Burial will be in Arbor Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include three daughters, Ruby Nell Hedrick of Mayhew, Shirley Putt Davis of Houston and Darlene Pettit and Steve of Houston; two sons, Thomas Hodnett and Ann of Houston, and Roger Dale Hodnett of Vardaman; two sisters, Marie Ashby and Annie Phelps, both of Okolona; two brothers, Troy Criddle of West Point and Floyd Criddle of Philadelphia; 17 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great-grandchildren and one great-great-great-grandchild; and one special foster granddaughter, Monica Griffin.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hoskin Hodnett; her parents; and one son, Lester “Bud” Hodnett.
Pallbearers will be Martin Fugett, Sonny Fugett, Raymond Morton, James David Scarbrough, Gary Hodnett and Wesley Pettit.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
WHEELER – Tom Minyard, 84, formerly of Baldwyn, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at his home in Wheeler. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home.
HOLLY SPRINGS – Charles Benjamin “Chigger” Fortner, 91, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at his home. He was He was proud to be a veteran of World War II. He served overseas from 1941 to 1945. He was stationed in New Guinea, and he received several medals including the Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal and the Honorable Service World War II Lapel Button.
He was born on July 10, 1919, to Charlie Allen and Elizabeth Poff Fortner. The visitation will be at the Holly Springs Funeral Home today from 5 to 9 p.m. He is a member of Bluff Springs Baptist Church, where the service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday with a graveside service to follow in the church’s cemetery.
He is survived by one sister, Connie Fortner Curbo of Olive Branch; five sons and three daughters, Charles Edward Fortner, Tommy Lee Fortner (Renee), Jimmy Dale Fortner (Gloria), Brenda Fortner Hollimon (Larry), Betty Fortner Thompson (Keith), Rickie Lane Fortner (Tina), Vickie Fortner Gray (Paul) and Robert Allen Fortner; 14 grandchildren, Melissa Sue Hopkins, Charles Ashley Holmes, Adam Paul Holmes, Karla Lyann Fortner, Tammy Thompson Graves, Shane Benjaman Fortner, Marc Akin Fortner, Paige Nicole Thompson, Justin Lane Fortner, Colton Alexander Fortner, Charles William Gray, Mary Katherine Gray, Allie Sequoia Gray, Hannah Jo Fortner; and four great-grandchildren, Ashton Holmes, Madyson Holmes, Kendriana Dodson and Anna Katherine Graves.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Hardin Fortner; three children, Patricia Fortner Hopkins, David Benjamin Fortner and Mary Ann Fortner; three brothers, Ernest Fortner, Orville Fortner, Raymond Fortner; and two sisters, Ethleen Shoffner and Ina McCallum.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Ashley Holmes, Adam Holmes, Shane Fortner, Marc Fortner, Justin Fortner, Colton Fortner, and William Gray and Keith Thompson. His granddaughters are honorary pallbearers.
SMITHVILLE – Robert Phillip “Phil” Summerford, 48, with his family by his side, passed away peacefully from this life to a much better one to be with his Lord and his Dad on Jan. 2, 2011, after a lengthy illness from liver failure.
Phil was a graduate of Smithville High School, Class of 1980. He honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy. Phil had been a framer for a local furniture company. Attending Wildwood Baptist Church, he had professed his faith in the Lord in his early teens. A very caring and loving person with a big heart, Phil enjoyed spending time with his family and his dogs, Cocoa and Sun Dog. He was a NASCAR and Dale Earnhardt fan and liked to fish.
He is survived by his mother, Marilyn Summerford of Smithville; sister, Mitzy (Mike) Walden of Amory; and special niece, Allyson Hill of Tupelo. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert F. Summerford.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today at E. E. Pickle Funeral Home in Smithville with Bro. Chuck Moffett officiating. Burial will follow in Haughton Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Ronnie, Tony and Marlon Summerford, Tommy Cagle, David Hill and Mike Walden.
Visitation will continue until the service hour today.
Memorials may be given to Amory Humane Society, 1317 Old Hwy. 6, Amory, MS 38821.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are in the care of E. E. Pickle Funeral Home of Smithville.
Bruce D. Young
DENNIS – Bruce D. Young, 79, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, at his residence. He was born Aug. 20, 1931, in Camden, N.J., to Daton and Mabelle Finlaw Young. He was a conservation officer in Ocean County, N.J., for 391/2 years. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force and four years as an M.P. in the Marines.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Jerry Ginn officiating. Burial will be in Joel Cemetery at Dennis. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are two daughters, Linda Sue Skinner (Billy Paul) of Iuka and Cynthia Tallieu (Gerald) of Dennis; one sister, Joyce Pulze of Minnesota; four grandchildren, Etta Carden (Buck) and Tammie Green, all of Iuka, Linda Mae Tallieu (Trip Lomenick) of Dennis and Rebecca Whitehead (Jimmy) of Booneville; five great-grandchildren, Dalton Green, Stacie Green, Anna Dean, Emily Dean and Tyler Whitehead; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Etta Lee Young, and his parents.
Pallbearers will be Buck Carden, Trip Lomenick, Gerald Tallieu, Tyler Whitehead, Billy Skinner and Charlie Tucker.
Visitation will be until service time today at the funeral home.
CORINTH – Services for Mary Crabb Rogers, 99, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Theo Church of Christ. Burial will be in the Oaks Hill Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and from noon to service time Thursday at the church.
Online condolences may be left at www.memorialcorinth.com.
TUPELO – Dariel Funderburk McCoy, 87, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a brief illness. She was known as the “blonde haired flashy forward,” a standout basketball player for East Tupelo, Tupelo (All Big Eight) and Corinth High Schools. In addition to basketball she also loved tennis and was an avid sports fan. She enjoyed crocheting and ceramics. Her greatest source of pride was her sons and daughters-in-law, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a homemaker and spent most of her married years in Tupelo and New Orleans. She also spent a few years in Hendersonville, Tenn. She was a faithful follower of Christ and a member of East Heights Baptist Church. She loved reading, studying and teaching the Bible, and always enjoyed an opportunity to share her faith.
Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Jason Marlin officiating.
She is survived by five sons, Elvis A McCoy Jr. (Cheryl) of Metairie, La., Dennis McCoy (Debbie) of Knoxville, Tenn., Randy McCoy (Janis) of Tupelo, Tim McCoy (Beverly) of Macon, Ga., and Terry McCoy (Kelly) of Hendersonville, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren, Amy Harris (Rob), Monica McCoy, Avery McCoy, Wynter Manis (Bo), Autumn Romines (Donnie), Brian McCoy (Lori), Meredith McCoy, Molly McCoy, Kelsey McCoy, Kassidy McCoy and Jesse McCoy; eight great-grandchildren, Jackson and Sawyer Harris, Maese Manis, Landen Manis, Ethan Romines, and Anna, Katelyn and Miller McCoy.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Wesley and Ava F. Funderburk; and her husband of 59 years, Elvis A McCoy.
Pallbearers will be Buddy Palmer, Gwin Berryhill, David Mears, Charlie Williamson, Chuck Richardson and Nick Humber.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
PONTOTOC – Mike Sanders, 45, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at St. Joseph Hospital in Lake St. Louis, Mo. He was a 1983 graduate of Philadelphia High School, where he was valedictorian. He received his bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University and his master’s degree in manufacturing from Kattering University. He worked for MTD in Verona. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Wenstzville Baptist Church in Missouri.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services in Philadelphia. The Rev. Wade Chappell will officiate. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery at House.
Survivors include his wife, Ann Sanders of Bogalusa, La.; his mother and stepfather, Martha and Ken Williams of Philadelphia; his father, Edward Sanders; daughters, Elizabeth Sanders and Catherine Sanders of Ofallon, Mo.; stepdaughter, Amber Patterson of Jackson; stepson, Cody McIntyre; grandmother, Mary Ann Sanders of Philadelphia; sisters, Teresa Speaks of Madison, Dana Marcangeli of Union; stepsisters, Selma Williams of Philadelphia and Sonia Stenzel of Flowood; brothers, Stacy Sanders of Pontotoc and Phillip Sanders of Philadelphia; stepbrother, Wayne Williams of Philadelphia; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Earl Sanders, and Chester and Milda Chappell.
Pallbearers will be Tim Sisson, Jim Sisson, Bobby Sanders, Clay Sanders, Jerry Sanders and Terry Stenzel.
GULF BREEZE, Fla. – Steven Bourque, 53, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, at his home. Born on April 19, 1957, in Chicopee, Mass., he was the son of Connie Paquette Bourque and the late Donald Bourque. He graduated from Chicopee Comprehensive High School in 1975. He served in the United States Air Force from 1975 to 1979. He moved to Florida in 1980. He obtained an associate’s degree in physical therapy from St. Petersburg Junior College in 1984 and practiced physical therapy for more than 20 years. He enjoyed his family and friends, and he was an avid boater and craftsman.
Services were Thursday, Dec. 30, at Barrancas National Cemetery. Rose Lawn Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his mother; his wife of 21 years, Nila Morris Bourque; his son, Adam; two brothers, John and Paul; two sisters, Joan Archambault (Gary) and Amy Bourque; his mother-in-law, Sarah Morris; his brother-in-law, Cary Morris; two nephews, four nieces and one great-niece.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Adam Bourque Scholarship Fund at Wachovia Bank, 21 E. Garden St., Pensacola, FL 32501, attention Tammy Davies.
WEST POINT – Ethel Kennedy-Price, 86, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at New St. Peter M.B. Church. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Whites M.B. Church Cemetery in West Point. Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.
HOLLY SPRINGS – Charles Edward Johnson, 58, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford.
Services will be at noon Wednesday at Providence M.B. Church in Holly Springs. Burial will be in Cottrell Memorial Garden. J.F. Brittenum amp& Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
RIDGELAND – Margaret Fay Garrett Moore, 75, formerly of Cleveland, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, at St. Dominic’s Hospital in Jackson. Mrs. Moore was born April 6, 1935, in Waxhaw to William Guy Garrett and Earnest M. Garrett. She married Bobby Moore on Aug. 12, 1956, in Fort Smith, Ark. She was a schoolteacher for 281/2 years.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Immanuel Baptist Church in Cleveland with Bro. Tommy Arrinder officiating. Burial will follow in the Shelby Cemetery. Ray Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her son, Carl G. Moore (Tracie) of Greenville; daughters, Bobbie Fay Lea (Coney) of Brookhaven and Lisa Ann Davidson (Bob) of Jackson; brother, Richard Garrett of Benoit; aunt, Ruth Riddle of Pocahontas, Ark.; grandchildren, Brandon C. Moore (Anita), Toni L. Moore, Alex M. Lea, Macey E. Lea and Forrest L. Davidson.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
Pallbearers will be Joe Riddle, James Riddle, Mitch Moore, Ricky Garrett, Jeff Gordon and Richard Boggs.
Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Carter, Rick McCollough, Jim Boggs, Vern Daniels, David Gladden and Pat Stevens.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the church.
Memorial donations may be made to Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis, Suite F, No. 227, 1659 Branham Lane, San Jose, CA 95118-5226.
Online guestbook may be viewed and signed at www.rayfuneralhome.net.
Jean T. Williams
OKOLONA – Jean Tutor Williams, 86, went to her heavenly home to be with her Savior and Lord Jesus Christ on Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at her daughter’s residence with her family by her side. She was born Nov. 9, 1924, to Coleman and Nellie Steele Miller in Robbs. After graduation from high school, she attended Blue Mountain College, where she earned a teaching certificate. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Tupelo.
Mrs. Williams enjoyed many years of public service working until the age of 80. In her earlier years, she worked for several jewelers including Brassfield’s, Dreifus, Reed’s and Little’s Jewelers. She worked with the Lee County Tax Collector’s Office from January 1976 until July 1997. She then continued working at the Chancery Clerk’s Office from August 1997 until January 2006. She loved vegetable gardening and called her garden her “Happy Hunting Ground.” She enjoyed baking and cooking for all she loved and touched. Additionally, she enjoyed ceramic therapy. Her three girls called her a “Jack-of-All-Trades.” Her personal greatest accomplishment in life was being a devoted and loyal mother and grandmother.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Rev. Bryan Collier, Bro. Jerry Grammer and Rev. H.B. Miller officiating with a eulogy by Bill Benson. Burial will be in Baldwin Memorial Gardens in Pontotoc.
Survivors include her husband, Robert W. Williams of Tupelo; three daughters, Jeanine Tutor Gregory (Bill) of Okolona, Jeri Tutor Hobson (Lee) of Jackson and Juli Tutor Mills (Dr. Steve Mills) of Brookhaven; one brother, Leonard Clell Miller (Sue) of Collierville, Tenn.; one sister-in-law, Betty Miller of Pontotoc; 11 grandchildren, Ashley Jones (Don) of Huntsville, Ala., Allyson Jean Harris (Jon) of Nashville, Harrison Gregory (Kelly) of Tupelo, Jarrod Peters of Jackson, Mackensie Hobson of Jackson, Laurie King (Dustin) of Madison, Mary Claire Mills (fiancé, Tyler Winford) of Jackson, Sarah Beth Mills, Jennings Mills, Caroline Jean Mills and Julianna Mills, all of Brookhaven; two great-grandsons, Will and Walker Jones; three stepchildren, Stanley Williams (Judy) of Plantersville, Ellen Gray (Jim) of Tupelo and Donna Williams Whitesides of Plantersville; several stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Mable Gillon and Dorothy Nell Miller; two brothers, James W. Miller and Billy Wayne Miller.
Pallbearers will be Harrison Gregory, Don Jones, Jon Harris, Jarrod Peters, Jennings Mills, Dustin King andTyler Winford.
We would like to acknowledge Sarah Timms, Jennifer Green, Linda Ryan, Kathy Riddle, Connie Kohen, Vallie Hiner, Dean Greene and Kim Landreth, her caregivers who treated her with the dignity deserved of this elegant and gracious lady.
Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. today, Jan. 4, 2011, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Parkinson Support Group, c/o Ginger Gore and Amanda Allen, NMMC, 830 S. Gloster, 3rd Floor Acute Rehab, Tupelo, MS 38801 and The Orchard, P.O. Box 3216, Tupelo, MS 38803.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Herman M. Riley
LAKELAND, Fla. – Herman M. Riley, 89, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.eepicklefuneralhome.com.
TUPELO – Mary Alice Dodds Cobb Tackett, 76, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at Sanctuary Hospice after an extended illness. She was born Jan. 3, 1935, in Memphis to Aubury and Birdie Tucker Dodds. She was a 1954 graduate of Myrtle High School, where she was in 4-H and Future Homemakers of America. She was a member of Old Oak Grove Baptist Church in Myrtle. She lived in Tupelo for 44 years. She worked as a public servant for 25 years in the restaurant business, spending most of that time at Coleman’s BBQ. She opened her home for about 10 years to babysit children, whom she loved as her own grandchildren. She was a beloved and very dedicated mother and grandmother.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel with Bro. Bert Harper officiating. Graveside services will follow at 3:30 p.m. at Ingomar Cemetery in Ingomar.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today and noon until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.
She is survived by a daughter, Melba Williams of Tupelo; three sons, Charles Waymond Cobb of Mooreville, Rickey Eugene Cobb of Pearl and James Edward Cobb of New Albany; 10 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Flora Myrtle Todd of Jacksonville, Fla., Linda Edwards of Myrtle and Dorothy Ann Rule (Marty) of Lisbon Falls, Maine; two brothers, Frank Dodds (Dora) of Mico, Texas, and Hugh Dodds of Euless, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two daughters; Ruby Gail Dees and Mary Ann Leslie; and a sister, Carolyn Dodds.
Pallbearers will be Justin Cobb, Ruff Thomas, Steven Floyd, Chris Cobb, Brian Dinker and Wayne Dye.
Memorials may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38802.
Condolences may be e-mailed to email@example.com.
STARKVILLE – Jennie Ladell McMinn Tomlinson, 84, died Saturday, Jan. 01, 2011, at OCH Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Tomlinson, “Nana,” to her grandchildren and their friends, was born Dec. 13, 1926, to Lonnie Homer and Emma Makamson McMinn in Sturgis. She was an active member of First Baptist Church of Starkville and loved her family, friends, church, MSU Bulldog sports and life in general. She especially enjoyed her Sunday school class, garden clubs, bridge clubs and Civic League. She was retired from the Mississippi State University Extension Service.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at First Baptist Church in Starkville with the Rev. Chip Stevens and the Rev. Clifton Curtis officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens in Starkville. Welch Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Tommy Mack Tomlinson and wife, Melita, and Bobby Edward Tomlinson and wife, Stephanie, all of Starkville; four grandchildren, Dr. Kristen Tomlinson Fyke and husband, Rob, of Starkville, Laura Ladell Tomlinson of Starkville, Heather Tomlinson Skaggs and husband, Trey, of Gulfport, and Jake Edward Tomlinson of Starkville; two great-grandsons, Henry Thomas Fyke of Starkville and Jones Edward Skaggs of Gulfport; two brothers, Lonnie Homer McMinn Jr. of Muscle Shoals, Ala., and Charles Henry McMinn and wife, Madelyn, of Biloxi; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband of 59 years, Thomas Edward Tomlinson.
Honorary pallbearers will be the physicians, nurses and staff at OCH Regional Medical Center.
Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. today at First Baptist Church in Starkville.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Capital Campaign.
Visit www.welchfuneralhomes.com to sign the online guest register.
OXFORD – Margaret Ann Russell Partridge, 76, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Born in Portsmouth, Ohio, Mrs. Partridge was a member of First Presbyterian Church where she enjoyed playing bridge. She also was a member of the book club. She enjoyed swimming and watching sports. She was a retired school librarian.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church with Rev. John Semmes officiating. Burial will follow in Eastover Memorial Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her daughter, Susan Shaw and husband, David, of Oxford; two sons, Stan Partridge and wife, Sandy, of Long Beach and Steve Partridge of Richardson, Texas; one sister, Garnet Lindeman of Lucasville, Ohio; one brother, David Russell of Medford, Ohio; and eight grandchildren.
Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. Wednesday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 924 Van Buren Ave., Oxford, MS 38655.
To leave an online condolence, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.
CORINTH – Jeanette C. Windham, 78, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Corinth National Cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Online condolences can be left at www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.
MANTACHIE – Steven Wayne Young, 50, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at his home. He was born Sept. 3, 1960, to Billy and Sara Price Young. He farmed all his life, and did excavation and grave digging work. He was a talented mechanic who could work on all kinds of equipment. He received the National Young Farmers Award and served as chairman of the Oak Grove Cemetery Committee. He was an avid conversationalist.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Mantachie with Bro. Buddy Rushing, Bro. Ronnie Goodwin and Minister Delbert Turner officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Terri Pierce Young; two sons, C.M. Young and Alan Young, all of Mantachie; one daughter, Kelly Young Dennis (Greg) of Hattiesburg; his mother, Sara Young of Mantachie; one sister, Gwyn Bailey of Mantachie; one grandson, Brad Dennis.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Pallbearers will be Eddie Young, Jimmy Young, John Barber, Phillip Barber, Greg Dennis and Victor Fleitas.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 7 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.
HOUSTON – Melissa Wright Pulliam, 48, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born April 1, 1962, in Houston to James Sanford Wright and Johnnie Ruth Lewis Wright.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Houston. Burial will be at Boone’s Chapel Cemetery near Okolona. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, James Earl Pulliam of Houston; three daughters, Kimberly Roye of Pontotoc, Ashley Gray of Tupelo and Angel Clements of Ecru; one son, James Clements of Pontotoc; her mother, Johnnie Ruth Lewis Wright of Okolona; three sisters, Patricia Wright Pugh (Auther) of Saltillo, Cindy Wright Russell (Chris) of Algoma and Michelle Wright of Ecru; one grandson, Thomas Reed Roye of Pontotoc; and 10 nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, James Sanford Wright.
Pallbearers will be Chris Russell, Auther Pugh, Bradley Oliver, Cole Pate, Mikey Bailey and Cody Kimbrough.
Honorary pallbearers will be Zach Shenault, Johnnie Oliver and Will Shenault.
Visitation will be from noon to service time Wednesday at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Houston.
For online condolences, visit www.memorialfuneralhomehouston.com.
ALGOMA – Esther Dean Baldwin, 78, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2010. She was born April 21, 1932. She was a retired cafeteria worker for South Pontotoc Attendance Center and a member of Black Zion Pentecostal Church. She was loved by all who knew her.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Black Zion Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Charles Wright, Rev. Larry Hill Sr. and Rev. Danny Washington officiating. Burial will be in Baldwin Memorial Garden. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 60 years, J.D. Baldwin; three sons, Danny Baldwin (Teresa) of Randolph, Johnny Baldwin (Rita) of Pontotoc and Mark Baldwin (Marka) of Pontotoc; two daughters, Debbie Wright (Charles) of Algoma and Beverly Hill (Donny) of Nettleton; 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Joan Sitzes of Forrest City, Ark., and Mary Allen Huling of Marianna, Ark.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Martha Watson; one brother, Everette Watson; four sisters, Ernestine Robb, Helen Colvin, Bessie James and Atrail Jones.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Merry Jane Hodges
MATHISTON – Merry Jane Hodges, 77, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, at her residence in Mathiston.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora. Burial will be in Sapa Cemetery in Webster County. Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of arrangements.