By NEMS Daily Journal
RIENZI – Charles Raymond “Mac” McCutchen, 84, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at his home. He was born Oct. 8, 1927, to Joseph Clarence and Ruth Floyd McCutchen. He was a member of Pisgah United Methodist Church. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of the Mississippi National Guard in Booneville. He was retired from the Mississippi Department of Transportation after 42 years. He was a Master Mason for 50-plus years in the Truman T. Smith Lodge No. 564 in Rienzi.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dewain Whitehurst and Bro. Kerry Powell officiating. Burial will be in Pisgah Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Wanda June Hudson McCutchen; two sons, Charles Larry (Linda) McCutchen of Middleton, Tenn., and Michael Paul (Karen) McCutchen of Rienzi; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Diane King; his parents; one brother, Eugene McCutchen; and one granddaughter, Carrie Ann Strube.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
BRUCE – Priscilla Ann Parker Melton, 46, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. She was a Member of Bruce First Baptist Church. She was employed by the University of Mississippi as an assistant registrar. She was a member of the 20th Century Club and an active participant of Calhoun County Relay for Life and a fundraiser for Calhoun Cares. She was born on May 11, 1965, in New Orleans, La.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Daniel Hathorne officiating with the Rev. Rex Wilburn assisting. Burial will be in Pinecrest Memorial Gardens in Calhoun City.
Survivors include her husband, Rickey Melton of Bruce; one son, Christopher Melton of Bruce; three sisters, Linda Holland (Bob) of Saltillo, Norma Walls of Bruce and Bertie Swanson of Houston; one brother, Jimmy Parker (Laura) of Jasper, Ala.; nieces and nephews, Jennifer Drummond (Brent), Christie Beckwith (Ricky), Wendy Bean, Brandi Comer (Tim), Angela Moore (Chris); great nieces and nephews, Peyton and Parker Drummond, Anna Taylor Camp, Cloe Comer, Paisley Parker, Tres Swan and Kali King (Austin).
She was preceded in death by her parents, James Allen and Velma Jewel Branum Parker; one uncle Stanley Cost and his wife Elena Cost.
Pallbearers will be Eddie Barnes, Ricky Beckwith, Junior Blount, Ken Camp, Jeremy Blount, Joey Murphree, Chris Ritchie and Chad Whitworth.
In lieu of flowers the family requests Memorials be made to: Calhoun Cares, P.O. Box 396, Bruce, MS 38915.
Online condolences maybe made at www.parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com.
BOONEVILLE – Martha Dean Mink, 55, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2011, at her home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Prentiss Memorial Garden.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Relay For Life at any branch of BancorpSouth, or to Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 177, Tupelo, MS 38803.
NEW ALBANY – Troy Simpson, 98, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012 at Mississippi Veterans Home in Oxford.
Serenity Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
HAMILTON – Christine Sanders, 79, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012 at St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital in Jackson. Arrangements were incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale- Lann in Aberdeen.
BOONEVILLE – Mary Edith Hill Barron, 94, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at her home in Booneville. She was born Oct. 31, 1917, in Prentiss County, to James Robert and Fannie Pugh Logan Hill. She was a descendant of James Jackson and Lucy Floyd Hill, Prentiss County pioneers from Anson County, N.C. In Dececember 1945, she married Harmon L. Barron. A graduate of Wheeler High School and the University of Mississippi, she taught hundreds and hundreds of fifth graders during her 40-year teaching career in Booneville. On Sundays, she continued to show her love for children by teaching first graders in Sunday School at the First United Methodist Church, where she was a longtime member. She had a deep inner strength that carried her through caring for a disabled husband and enduring a challenging disease. In her later years, she was known for her beautiful smile, her joyful nature and her uninhibited love for the Lord Jesus Christ.
Services will be at 1 p.m. at Meadow Creek United Methodist Church with Bro. Bobby Hankins officiating. Burial will be in Meadow Creek Cemetery. Services are under the direction of McMillan Funeral Home in Booneville.
She is survived by two daughters, Beverly (Rick) Bolton of Fresno, Calif., and Susan Barron of Booneville; two grandsons, Chris Bolton of Fresno, Calif., and Jason Bolton of Oakland, Calif.; four nieces and nephews, Martha Ruth Hill Whatley of Columbus, Ga., David Hill of Baldwyn, Katie Jo Lindley of Booneville and Jim Hill of Booneville; two sisters-in-law, Zana Hill and Lee Barron, both of Booneville; and a special caregiver, Alma Vuncannon.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harmon L. Barron, who died in November 1999; her parents; a sister, Maurine (Howard) Duncan; and two brothers, Maurice L. Hill and James M. (Betty Jo) Hill.
Visitation will be from noon until service time Monday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to, Meadow Creek United Methodist Church, 641 CR 5031, Booneville, MS 38829.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
BOONEVILLE – Michael Ernest “Mike” Guy Sr, 61, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at Longwood Community Living Center in Booneville. He was born April 9, 1950, in Henderson, Tenn. Before becoming disabled, he was a foreman in the construction industry. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He played football for Booneville High School and Northeast Mississippi Community College. He enjoyed the outdoors and building things, but his true passion was Christian outreach.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Matt Wilburn and Bro. Mickey Trammell officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy Austin Guy; a son, Michael E. “Mick” Guy Jr of Booneville; four daughters, Kimberly McCoy of Glen, Ginger Carson (Ken) of Booneville, Michele White and Lisa Cole (Chris), all of Tupelo; his mother, Willie Frances Rutherford; two brothers, Donald E. “Don” Guy of Childersburg, Ala., and Phillip B. “Phil” Guy (Lena) of Plano, Texas; 11 grandchildren; and five nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Kevin Austin, Bronson Lewis, Larry Cole, Riley Presley, Trent Moore, and Lee Kendrick.
Honorary pallbearers are Coach Bill Ward and Nicholas Wigginton.
Memorials may be made to Gideons International, P. O. Box 762, Booneville, MS 38829.
James E. Weeden
NEW ALBANY – James Elvis Weeden, 70, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at his residence. He was born March 13, 1941 in New Albany to John Lesley Weeden and Mildred Berryhill Weeden. He was a retired truck driver for Hillcraft Furniture. He was a founding member and trustee of Ecru Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. He was a Mason.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Ecru Church of the Lord Jesus Christ with the Rev. Carl Lawson, the Rev. Carly Lawson and the Rev. Bobby Weir officiating. Burial will be in Ingomar Cemetery. United Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his mother, Mildred Berryhill Weeden; his wife, JoeAnn Weeden; two daughters, Tanya Weir (Bobby) of Bloomington, Ind., and Sonya Dendy (the Rev. Glenn) of New Albany; three sons, Terry Weeden (Betsy), Jerry Weeden (Diane) and Keith Weeden (Pam) all of New Albany; two brothers, John F. Weeden (Ivy) of New Albany, and Dr. Carl Weeden (Glenda) of Corinth; a sister-in-law, Sara Weeden, of New Albany; 14 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, John Lesley Weeden, and a brother, Gerald Weeden.
Pallbearers will be Mitchell Weeden, Drew Weeden, Brian Weeden, the Rev. Glenn Dendy, Bill Carlisle, Ricky Kirk, Lanny Burchfield and Jason Weeden. Honorary pallbearers are Dean Weeden, Tommy Weeden, Dr. Carl Weeden, John Weeden, Brantly Weeden, Russell Berryhill, Darrell Berryhill and Sammy Isbell.
Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. today at Ecru Church of The Lord Jesus Christ.
For online condolences please visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.
WEST POINT – Josephine Alesia Johnson, 87, died, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at West Point Community Living Center. She was born May 15, 1924 in Gallatin, Tenn., to Robbie Sullivan and Herman Southern. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Robinson Chapel with the Dr. James Towery officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery in West Point.
She is survived by a son, Charles Alan Johnson of West Point; a daughter, Joann Johnson of Meridian; two grandchildren, Danah Susan Harpole and Alan Steven Johnson and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles Johnson and a sister, Wilma Southern Stabler.
Pallbearers will be Steven Johnson, Stephen Harpole, Will Harpole, Charlie Dichiara, Leonard Dichiara, Johnathan Edwards. Honorary pallbearer will be Jake Harpole.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Robinson Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Sally Kate Winters Memorial Children’s Home, P.O. Box 1233 West Point, MS 39773.
Friends may leave condolences online at robinsonfh.net.
Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
NETTLETON – Arlinda Gail Turner, 43, died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Arrangements were incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
TUPELO – Kathleen Simmons, 57, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012 at the North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. Arrangements were incomplete and will be announced later by Lee Memorial Funeral Home.
HOUSTON – Raymond Andrew Moore, 65, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born June 23, 1946, in Chickasaw County to Buford Estes Moore and Annie Loraine Black Moore. He was an Army veteran. He was a farmer and the retired owner of Moore’s Woodworks. He was an avid fisherman and a member of New Hope Baptist Church.
The body will lie in repose from 1 to 2 p.m. service time Tuesday at New Hope Baptist Church in Vardaman with the Rev. Frank Samples and the Rev. Michael Bishop officiating. Burial will follow at Ellzey Cemetery in Vardaman.
Survivors include his wife, Diana Lynn Shields Moore of Houston; his son, David Moore of Houston; his daughter, Pamela Moore of Houston; his grandchildren, Courtney Winter, Brittany Winter, David “Drew” Moore, and John Cameron Moore all of Houston; his great-granddaughter, Madison Paige Moore; his sisters, Martha Harmon (James Vernon) of Houston, Marie Shields (Douglas) of Coffeeville; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be Kevin Harmon, Tony Shields, Todd Shields, Danny Moore, Ravis Winter and Johnny Sansing.
Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Houston Funeral Home.
Friends and family may sign and leave a message at houstonfuneralhomems.com.
BATESVILLE – Martha Quay Reed, 80, died Friday, Jan. 6, 2012 at Golden Living Nursing Home. She was born Sept. 9, 1931 in Vance to John Robert and Mary Alice Youngblood Wilkins. She was a retired restaurantuer, having owned and operated several restaurants in Batesville and surrounding communities.
Services will be at noon today at Wells Funeral Home Chapel.
Survivors include a daughter, Linda Reed Stroup (Cecil) of Walnut; four sons, Eddie Reed of Amory, Bill Reed, Jr. (Connie) and Bobby Reed (Rebecca), both of Batesville and David Reed of Sardis; ten grandchildren, Rivers Stroup (Katrina), Summer Stroup, Michael Stroup (Holly), Eddie Reed, Jr, Alika Reed Logan (Johnathan), Lance Reed, Dusty Reed, Carly Reed Benton (Justin), Christopher Reed and Zachary Reed; seven great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews, Betty Faulkner and Robert McMillan both of Batesville, Danny Vawter of Collierville, Tenn., Bobby Johnson of Vardaman, Tommy Evans of Holcombe, Ken Wilkins of Oxford, Sue Gardnew of Jackson and several great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by five sisters, Lenore “Toad” McMillan Still, Ruby Dean Pierce, Lille Mae Pugh Reed, Imma Jean Evans Durant, Catherine Ruthell Vawter and two brothers, Wayne Rowell Wilkins and James Ray Wilkins.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions in her memory be sent to LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center, 50 North Dunlap, Memphis, TN 38103-9984.
OKOLONA – George W. “Chopper” Bradford, 70, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2012 at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Dec. 29, 1941 to Annie P. Bowens Bradford and Cornelius Bradford. He was a member of Zion Spring and an associated member of Clark Chapel. He was a construction worker.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Clark Chapel MBC. Burial in the Zion Spring Cemetery with the Rev. Larry Shannon officiating. Williams Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Donaldson of Okolona; a daughter, Michelle Donaldson of Tyler, Texas; five sons, Michael Donaldson (Denise) of Nettleton, Tyrone Donaldson (Shelia) of Okolona, Jerome Donaldson (Katina) of Okolona, Rickey Donaldson of Okolona, Thomas Judd (Sheila) of Tupelo; two sisters, Bessie Green of Okolona, Elaine Williams of Memphis; two brothers, Walter Bradford of Memphis, Willie Williams of Okolona, 15 grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Goldie Mae and Bertha Mae; three brothers, Bobby Bradford, Elance Bradford and Cornelius Bradford Jr.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the Williams Memorial Chapel.
TUPELO – Doris Harlow Pound, 79, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012 at her home. She was born March 12, 1932 in Zion to Herbert Langley Harlow and Sara Cleo Sappington. She married Ralph Pound on February 16, 1957 and they shared 55 wonderful years together. She was a hairdresser and owner/operator of Tupelo Beauty Supply before retiring. She was a loving, caring wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She loved her family and loved spending time with them. She was a member of West Jackson Baptist Church of Tupelo.
Services will be at 1 p.m. at Longview Baptist Church in Pontotoc with Bro. Terry Faulkner, Bro. Paul Brashier and Bro. Dale Carr officiating. Burial will follow in the Longview Cemetery in Pontotoc.
She is survived by her husband, Ralph Pound; two daughters, Melissa Pound and Vanessa Hendrix, both of Tupelo; three sisters, Elaine Corder (Dennis), Patricia Harlow and Carolyn Dillard, all of Pontotoc; two brothers, Boyce (Pete) Harlow (Norma) and Glenn Harlow both of Pontotoc; a special sister-in-law, Edith Pound, and a special brother-in-law, Gideon Roye; three grandchildren, April Thornton of Oxford, Windy Bingham of Booneville and Madison Hendrix of Tupelo; four great-grandchildren, Abbie, Hannah, Sidney and Van.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Cleo Harlow; one sister, Celeste Roye; father-in-law, Biva Pound, and mother-in-law, Rona Pound.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Baldwin-Nowell Funeral Home of Pontotoc and Tuesday from noon until 1 p.m. at Longview Baptist Church.
HOULKA – James Edward Pierce Sr. 63, died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Arrangements were incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
BLUE MOUNTAIN – Ruby Joshlin, 66, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012 at her home. Arrangements were incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home in Ripley.