Obituaries January 9, 2011

By NEMS Daily Journal

Rev. Alvetis Barnes
SALTILLO – Rev. Alvetis Barnes died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson-Porter’s Funeral Home.
Mark Whitaker
GUNTOWN – Mark Anthony Whitaker, 33, died Jan. 7, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a truck driver and a member of Park Side Baptist Church.
Services were held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Waters Funeral Home with his uncle, James Adams officiating. Burial was in Hodges Chapel Cemetery. Waters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Martha Adams Hilliard (Wayne) of Guntown; his daughter, Laken Hughes of Guntown; his brother, Dennis White of Guntown; his nieces and nephews, Emma Rose White, Ethan Russell White, Jacob White and Tyler White of Guntown; and special aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bill and Ruby Adams.
Pallbearers were Benny Herring, Jessie Cummings, Taylor McBrayer, Adam Ray, Thomas Myhand, Rodney Adams and Blake Hutcheson.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.
Hope Little
AMORY – Hope Cowart Little, 46, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, at Darlington Oaks in Verona. Born April 11, 1964, in Greenwood Springs, she was a daughter of Lela Mae Scott Holland and William Kenneth Cowart. Hope was happiest being outdoors. After having worked several years as an LPN at Gilmore Memorial Hospital, she went back to school to get her RN degree and worked at River Place Nursing Care until becoming disabled. Nursing and caring for people were her passions. Having attended New Hope Church of Christ, Hope also attended Greenwood Springs United Methodist Church. Spending time with her family and friends were cherished. Hope enjoyed working with beaded jewelry, collecting rocks and bottles, riding four-wheelers and motorcycles and fishing.
She is survived by her mother, Lela (Bill) Holland of Smithville; daughter, Lela Elizabeth (Dallas) Clements of Greenwood Springs; son, Christopher Little, Brattleboro of Vt.; sister, Iva Nell (James) Whitlock of Greenwood Springs; brother, Joe Cowart (Mary Ruth) of Amory; two nieces and three nephews; and special friends, Terrie Duncan of Amory, Kristy Duncan of Detroit, Ala. and Susan Groves of Hamilton, Ala.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her grandparents.
Graveside services will be at noon today in Blaylock Cemetery with Mr. David Highland officiating. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Phillips, Jerry Jones, Chuck Flippo and James Whitlock.
Everyone is asked to meet at the cemetery at 11:50 a.m. today.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at
Bobby Morgan
BRANDON – Bobby Morgan, 66, formerly of Tupelo, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, in Vicksburg after a sudden illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.
Jack ‘Bud’ Newell
GOLDEN – Jack O. Bud Newell, 84, graduated to Heaven on Jan. 8, 2011, in his home in the Fairview Community and is now with his beloved wife. He was the son of Oscar and Rosa Yielding Newell, born April 3, 1926. He was a decorated WW11 Veteran. He was a retired cattle farmer, who had worked in the construction industry in Cleveland, Ohio before moving home to Mississippi in 1973. He received a certificate of appreciation from the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers for his work on the Tenn-Tom Waterway. He attended Cornerstone Chruch of God in Red Bay. He was a quiet man of great physical and spiritual strength who worked hard all of his life. He was devoted to his family, and he will be dearly missed.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jerry Glenn officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Senter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Phyllis Roberts (Don) and Kathy Johnson (Lannie); one granddaughter, Denese Futrell (David); one grandson, Don Roberts II; one great-grandson, Jackson Futrell, all of Fulton; three sisters, Ann Starling (John) of Tupelo, Oniece Decanter of Golden and Mary Anderson (Andy) Red Bay; one brother, Travis Newell of Red Bay; and his special caregivers, Ruth Roberts and Betty Reich.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Odessa (Underwood) Newell, died July 7, 2007; two sisters, Ellie Strickland and Nancy Shupe; one brother, Wesley (A.C.) Newell; and his parents .
Honorary pallbearers will be Don “Scooter” Roberts II, Rocky Harris and Danny Smith.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
Oma Yarbrough
BLUE SPRINGS – Oma V. Wingo Yarbrough, 95, of Blue Springs died Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, at Union County Health and Rehab. She was born April 27, 1915, in Union County to A.C. Wingo and Zelmar Harris Wingo. She was retired from Irwin B. Schwabe in New Albany. She loved quilting, crossword puzzles and reading her Bible. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Blue Springs Baptist Church with Bro. Neil Davis officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. United Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Jerry A. Yarbrough (Geraldine) of Blue Springs; five grandchildren, Kathy Yarbrough of Decatur, Ala., Renna Tolbert of Blue Springs, Kathy Jones of Sherman, Debbie Dykes of Pinedale and Thomas Richter of Baldwyn; nine great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Claude Yarbrough; one sister, Opal Goodwin; one brother, Oswald Wingo; and one great-grandson, Robbie Dykes.
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Doris Colbert
TREBLOC – Anita Doris Dallas Colbert, 89, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, at her home in Trebloc. She was born June 19, 1921, in Okolona to William Earl Dallas and Thelma McCullough Dallas. She was a homemaker and a member of McCondy Baptist Church. She was a blessing to her whole family and to all of those who knew her through her generous heart. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Houston Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Hilderbrand and Maynard Wiggers officiating. Burial will be in McCondy Baptist Church Cemetery. Houston Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her daughter, Kay Colbert Berry and Gary of Gulfport; her son, William Michael “Mike” Colbert of Trebloc; her grandchildren, Hillary Colbert, Tim and Eileen Miller, Heather and Steven Black, Shane Miller, Rebecca and Kenny Berry, Samuel and Stephanie Berry, Joel Berry and Laurie Jensen; and her great-grandchildren, Shawn Josey, Christina Josey, Katie Black, Andrew Black, Sadie Miller, Bella Miller, Weston Miller, Anna Claire Berry, Houston Berry and Brooklyn Berry.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Herbert Lee Colbert; her son, Dan Colbert; her daughter, Jan Miller; and her son-in-law, Byrl Miller.
Pallbearers will be Tim Miller, Shane Miller, Samuel Berry, Joel Berry, Kenny Berry and Ronnie Ellis.
Memorials may be made to McCondy Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Rhonda Rowland, 20496 Hwy 47, Prairie, MS 39756.
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Kenneth Betts
ALGOMA – Kenneth Betts, 39, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2011. He was a member of Algoma Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Bro. Laron Self officiating. Burial will be in Post Oak Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his parents, Herman and Brenda Betts of Algoma; his sister, Phyllis May (Jim) of Hickory Flat; and his brothers, Bobby Betts (Trish) of Holly Springs, Steve Betts (Brenda) of New Albany, Donald Betts (Janet) and Matt Betts (Annette), both of Pontotoc.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Omia and Katie Dunlap and Roy and Carrie Betts; and his nephew, Adam Betts.
Pallbearers will be Chase Betts, Kevin May, Jacob May, Howard Farmer, Keith Lepard and Richard Lepard.
Honorary pallbearers will be his cousins, Bobby Dunlap and Mike Dunlap.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Richard Hill
RIPLEY – Richard A. Hill, 58, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at the Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ripley Funeral Home.

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