By NEMS Daily Journal
ECRU – Robert Linder Kidd, 62, died Friday, July 9, 2010, at his home. He was born July 1, 1948, in Bakersfield, Calif., to James and Norma Milstead Kidd.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Cherry Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with Bro. Roger Reeder officiating. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Dana Yarbrough Kidd; three children, Anna Kidd Clark, Heather Kidd Holcombe and Robert L. Kidd II; two grandchildren, Michael Shane Holcombe and Curtis Webster Clark; siblings, James Tilman Kidd Jr., Susan Catherine Kidd Robinson and Rebecca Gay Kidd Weir.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Norma Kidd; and his grandparents, James R. Kidd, Emma L. Pennington, Norman L. Milstead and Bertha E. Cox.
The family requests no flowers.
COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. – Brenda Moore Franklin, 47, died Saturday, July 3, 2010, at Saline Memorial Center in Benton, Ark.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Sunday at Doxey Auditorium on the campus of Rust College in Holly Springs. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill CME Church Cemetery in Mt. Pleasant. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 10 to 10:55 a.m. Sunday at Doxey Auditorium.
OXFORD – Samuel Lomax amp”Samamp” Hollowell, 73, former employee of the Oxford Electric Department and the Oxford Fire Department, died Friday, July 9, 2010, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Waller Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ken White officiating. Burial will follow in Browning Cemetery.
Born in Lafayette County, Mr. Hollowell was a member of Union West Baptist Church. He was a former employee of the Oxford Electric Department and the Oxford Fire Department. He enjoyed volunteering at Graceland Care Center of Oxford.
Survivors include two sons, Buster Hollowell and his wife, Kim, of Oxford, and Rodney Hollowell and his wife, Tracy, of Corinth; two sisters, Sara Cerruti of San Leandro, Calif., and Dyra Goolsby of Saltillo; and three grandchildren, Amber Metzger, David Hollowell and Abby Hollowell.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the Browning Cemetery Fund, c/o Libby Callicoat, 324 CR 321, Oxford, MS 38655.
For online condolences, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.
NEW ALBANY – John D. Kimbrell, 63, died Thursday, July 8, 2010, at Tippah County Hospital. He was born Aug. 12, 1946, in Yalobusha County to Charlie Monroe and Lena Mae Percell Kimbrell. He was a farmer who loved gardening and working outside. He was a member of Mt. Olivet Methodist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at United Funeral Service Chapel in New Albany with Bro. Creighton White and Bro. Brownie Tohill officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Union County.
Survivors include four sisters, Nancy Howard, Mary Smith and Lucy Hall, all of New Albany, and Margaret Hudson of Myrtle; three brothers, James Kimbrell, Charles Kimbrell and Bobby Joe Kimbrell, all of New Albany.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Annie Kate Kimbrell; and two brothers, Floyd Latham Kimbrell and Sheral amp”Hankamp” Kimbrell.
Pallbearers will be Brad Medlin, Tody Clayton, Dewayne Green, Butch Cobb, Jimmy Cobb and Lynn Fitts.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.
Alma Edna Brazil
TUPELO – Alma Edna Brazil, 90, died Friday, July 9, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. A native and lifelong resident of Lee County, she was born May 18, 1920, to Joel and Alma Jackson Wilson. She was a graduate of East Tupelo High School and worked as a seamstress in the garment industry for several area manufacturers. She was a member of Chesterville Baptist Church. She enjoyed crocheting and she was a caregiver for many family members.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Rev. Joe Lusby, Rev. Sammy Coker and Rev. Dave Jensen officiating. Burial will be in Chesterville Memorial Cemetery.
Survivors include her grandson, Robert “Robbie” Brazil of Tupelo; two sisters, Louise Holcomb of Chesterville and Ann Lusby of Tupelo; several nieces and nephews; her special friend and neighbor, Mary Dale Robinson of Tupelo.
She was preceded in death by three sons, Curtis, Charles and Danny Brazil; and two sisters and three brothers.
Her nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be noon to service time today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105; Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo MS 38803; or Sav-A-Life of Tupelo, 100 Parkgate Dr. Ext., Tupelo MS 38801.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
VARDAMAN – Barbara Ann Cardwell, 64, died Friday, July 9, 2010, at her home. She was born Aug. 23, 1945, in Oceola. She was an employee of Franklin Furniture, where she was a seamstress for 18 years. She was a member of Vardaman United Methodist Church. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, people, gardening and her grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Vardaman United Methodist Church. The Rev. William Montgomery will officiate, and the Rev. Harold Robinson will assist. Burial will be in Pinecrest Memorial Garden in Calhoun City. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Vardaman is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Herbert Cardwell Jr. of Vardaman; two sons, Herbert Clifton Cardwell of Vardaman and Timothy Wayne Cardwell of Calhoun City; four sisters, Frances Turner of Memphis, Virginia Murphree of Bruce, Vickie Darnell of Oxford and Reda McFarland of Hot Springs, Ark.; four brothers, Kenneth Stone of Calhoun City, Charles Stone of Potts Camp, David Stone of Hernando and Billy Stone of Senatobia; three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Jeff Cardwell, on March 21, 1981; her parents, Charles Clifton Stone and Therrie Higgenbotham Stone; and four sisters, Mildred Hamilton, Jean Starks, Brenda Barnett and Sue Coats.
Pallbearers will be Richard Haire, Michael Kendall, J.J. Pendergraph, Stacy Free, James Camon and Stanley Caulder.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Vardaman United Methodist Church.
Gladys G. Fields
OKOLONA – Gladys G. Fields, 96, died Thursday, July 8, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born June 15, 1914, to Lewis Gill and Lizzie Gill Ivy. She was a former member of Union Baptist and later became a member of Pine Grove, where she was an usher and a member of the Mother Board. She was a community-minded person, formerly a member of the Eastern Star and Heroines of Jericho. She received her education in the Chickasaw County schools.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Pine Grove M.B. Church with the Rev. George Kendrick officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Williams Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three daughters, Emma Gates of Okolona, Dorothy Hodges of Detroit, Mich., and Patricia Goree (Thurma) of Huntsville, Ala.; two sons, Boyce Eugene Fields of Chicago and Robert L. Fields of Verona; one sister, Ella Rogers of Shannon; one sister-in-law, Annie Ivy of Shannon; nine grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and one sister.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday.
OKOLONA – Annie Reeves Kelly Walker Moore, 94, died Thursday, July 8, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. A native and longtime resident of Okolona, she was born Aug. 26, 1915. She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening, raising her chickens and watching her favorite TV show, Days of Our Lives. She loved the special time spent with her family. She attended the Church of Christ.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Rev. Donnie Riley officiating. Burial will be in Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Chickasaw County.
Survivors include her family, Bobby Weatherly of Saltillo, Kathy Walker of Flora, Alison White (Chris) of Tupelo and Alex White of Tupelo; her sister, Aileen Spencer of Okolona; her brother, Eugene Reeves (Margaret) of Wren; six grandchildren, Tom Swindle Jr. (Mona) of Tupelo, Steve Allen Wooldridge of Okolona, Tina Swindle of Tupelo, Ronnie Keith of Okolona, Donnie Keith of Tupelo and Shan Weatherly of Baldwyn; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Betty Swindle; a grandson, Mike Sloan; five sisters and three brothers.
Pallbearers will be Ronnie Keith, Dakota Keith, Eddie Moore, Perry Evans, Terry Whitlock, Curtis Reeves and Chris White.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to St. Mark United Methodist Church, 175 Elvis Presley Blvd., Tupelo MS 38804; or The Humane Society, 2400 S. Gloster Street, Tupelo MS 38801.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Mary Lou Mayhall
IUKA – Dorothy Mary Lou Mayhall, 84, died Friday, July 9, 2010, at the Iuka Hospital. She was born Sept. 9, 1925, in Tishomingo County to Tom and Lee Verlon Lynch Credille. She was a factory worker and a seamstress. She was a member of Walker Baptist Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. David Holcomb officiating. Burial will be in Joel Cemetery at Dennis.
Survivors are one daughter, Doris LaVelle Adcock (Omer) of Iuka; two sons, Lee Edward Williams Sr. (Dorothy) of Dennis and Charles Eugene Williams of Golden; 11 grandchildren, Larissa Edwards, Linda Lindley, Rhonda Freeman, Brandon Smith, Lee Edward Williams Jr., Connie Jo White, Johnny Eugene Williams, Amanda Rose Stacy, Michelle Buchanan, Charles Robert Williams and Jason Bradley Williams; 32 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Archie Mayhall and Wilmer Williams; her parents; a grandson, Charles Michael Williams; and a daughter-in-law, Geneva Francis Williams.
Pallbearers will be Charles Robert Williams, Jason Bradley Williams, Lee Edward Williams Jr., Brandon Ray Smith, Michael Anthony Lindley, Hollis Buchanan, Jimmy Edwards and Jacob Stewart.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and until service time Sunday at Deaton Funeral Home in Belmont.
TROY – Mary Elizabeth McCreight, 86, died Friday, July 9, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after an extended illness. She was born April 18, 1924, in Pontotoc County to James Robert Lauderdale Sr. and Loyce Rackley Lauderdale. She married Lealon McCreight on May 12, 1945, and they shared nine years together before his death in 1954. She was a homemaker and a charter member of Troy First Baptist Church. Mrs. McCreight had been a beloved resident of Landmark Nursing Home in Booneville for the past eight months.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Baldwin-Nowell Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Bro. Greg Herndon officiating. Burial will follow in Eddington Cemetery.
She is survived by three daughters, Nancy Russell (Mike) of Pontotoc, Susan Bevill (Mickey) of Thaxton and Lois Ann Warren (Kenny) of Thaxton; nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, three nephews and one niece.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three brothers and one sister.
Pallbearers will be Kelly Russell, Chris Russell, Nicholas Bevill, Drew Warren, John Lauderdale and Mickey Map. Honorary pallbearers will be the great-grandsons.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. and from 11 a.m. to service time Sunday at the funeral home.
BOONEVILLE – Annie Pearl Bishop, 70, died Thursday, July 8, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Nov. 6, 1939, in Rienzi. She was a manager in the food service business. She was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church of Booneville. She enjoyed traveling, gardening, flowers, shopping, and most of all, being with her family.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Benny McKinney and Bro. David Baker officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.
She is survived by three sons, Marty Bishop (Debbie) and Tim Bishop (Jan), all of Booneville, and John Bishop (Leah) of Baldwyn; a sister, Ellon Penna (Hoyle) of Orlando, Fla.; her aunt, Maxola Bonds of Booneville; 10 grandchildren, Sally Bishop of Richland, Stacey Adams of Booneville, Ava Claire Bishop and Savannah Roberts, both of Baldwyn, John Kyle Bishop, T.J. Bishop and T.D. Bishop, and Chris, Shane and Chad Kitchens, all of Booneville; seven great-grandchildren, Benji and Jeffery Adams, Haley and Jake Bishop, Anna-Lynn Bishop, Alice Kitchens and Michael Shane Kitchens Jr.; a special niece, Danita Godwin; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Conrad W. Bishop, on Dec. 18, 2009; her parents, John Herbert Cox and Sally Cox; a brother, Billy Wayne Cox; and a sister, Betty Gail Godwin.
Pallbearers are Benji Adams, Ian Jones, Jimmy Godwin, T. D. Bishop, Aaron Jones and Chad Kitchens. Honorary pallbearers are her great-grandchildren.
PONTOTOC – Frances “Mama Frances” Leach Donaldson, 89, died Wednesday, July 7, 2010, at Sunshine Health Care in Pontotoc. She was born Feb. 8, 1921, to Walter M. and Ola Stevens Leach. She married A.A. “Birt” Donaldson on May 4, 1940. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Pontotoc, where she was a member of UMW and a former Sunday School teacher. She was a member of Woodmen of the World. She was a loving mother, grandmother and sister whose family was her greatest joy.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with the Rev. Roger Shook and the Rev. Kenneth Corley officiating. Burial will be in Pontotoc City Cemetery.
Survivors include her children, Terry (Earline) Donaldson, Billy (Martha Jo) Donaldson and Brenda (David) Horton; her grandchildren, Terry L. Donaldson, Cynthia Hanley of Memphis, Joey (Michelle) Donaldson, Steven (Sherry) Donaldson, Melissa (Chris) Westmoreland and Jonathon (Mandy) Horton; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy (Talmage) Holloway; two brothers, Wilburn (Jean) Leach of Lakeland, Tenn., and Gary L. (Mary) of Thaxton; a brother-in-law, Frank Sneed; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents; a sister, Margie McElwain and her husband, Frank McElwain; a sister-in-law, Sarah Donaldson Sneed; and a great-granddaughter, Kaley Marie Horton.
Pallbearers will be Joey Donaldson, Steven Donaldson, Jonathan Horton, Chris Westmoreland, Terry L. Donaldson and Ethan Donaldson. Honorary pallbearers will be her great-grandchildren, Trey Carpenter, Joey Carpenter, Gus Donaldson, Will Donaldson, Taylor Donaldson, Jake Westmoreland, Kiersten Westmoreland, Madison Hanley, and Abby and Katelyn Horton.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time today.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Pontotoc; Unity Hospice Care, 1413 W. Main St., Suite B, Tupelo, MS 38804; or a charity of choice.
MILWAUKEE – Willie Northington died Friday, July 9, 2010, in Milwaukee, Wis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Verona.
EUPORA – Faye Ellen Phillips, 58, died Wednesday, July 7, 2010, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Wise Funeral Home in Eupora. Burial will follow at North Union Cemetery.
CHEROKEE, Ala. – Aaron “A.W.” Borden, 81, died Thursday, July 8, 2010.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Ludlam Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka. Burial will be in New Bethal Baptist Cemetery in Belmont.
LAMBERT – Kathryn Savage Lamar, 91, died Thursday, July 8, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. She was born Jan. 3, 1919, in Lambert to Van and Eva Fewell Savage. A business woman, she was a farmer and a cotton ginner. She was a member of the Lambert United Methodist Church, where she was involved in many church activities. She was a detailed seamstress and a talented musician. She enjoyed cooking for her family and friends, painting and gardening.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Lambert United Methodist Church in Lambert with Rev. Charles Simmons and Rev. Don O’Quinn officiating. Interment will follow in Lambert Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home of Batesville is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Evan Lamar Parks (Enoch) of Oxford and Carolyn Lamar Dancy (Chris) of Lambert; one son, Percie Lee Lamar III (Caroline) of Olive Branch; her grandchildren, William Lamar, Anna Kathryn Dawson, Delia Childers, Donna McCormack, Emily Lamar, Lauren Dancy, Adam Dancy, Adyn Dancy and Bryce Dancy; her great-grandchildren, Grace, Alex and Eva Childers, Isabel and Carter Dawson, Henry McCormack and Porter Dancy.
She was preceded in death by a son, Glenn Lucas Lamar; one brother, Maurice Savage; and her parents.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations be made to: Lambert United Methodist Church, The American Diabetes Association or Delta Academy at Marks.
Jimmie Lee Collins
HOUSTON – Jimmie Lee Collins, 81, died Monday, July 5, 2010, at Trace Regional Hospital in Houston.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Houston Chapel CME Church. Montgomery Mortuary Service of Houston is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
POTTS CAMP – Freddie McKay, 84, died Friday, July 9, 2010, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs.
CORINTH – Monica Stella Acuna Simmons, 51, died Wednesday, July 7, 2010, in Corinth.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church. Burial will be in City Cemetery. McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
THAXTON – Modean Bost, 95, died Friday, July 9, 2010, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Jewel Frances Byrd
Funeral services for Jewel Frances Byrd are set for 1 p.m. Sunday, July 11, at McPeter’s Funeral Directors, with Brother Tim Nall officiating. Burial will follow at Farmington Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be today, July 10 at McPeters from 5 to 8 p.m.
Miss Byrd, a lifelong resident of Farmington, died Thursday, July 8, 2010, at Magnolia Hospital after a brief illness. She was born at home in Farmington to the late Chris and Willie Byrd.
Following graduation from Farmington High School, she worked at Byrd’s Gin and sold candy at the dime store. She also collected war funds during World War II, served the public in the Corinth City Clerks’ Office, and worked many years at Corinth Auto Exchange until the business closed. She then worked for the Mississippi Employment Security Commission until her retirement.
She is preceded in death by her parents; a brother, J.C. Byrd; a sister, Margaret Byrd Boatman; and her brother-in-law, Cliff Boatman.
Survivors, who were like her own children, include her niece, Lynn Haynie (Tim); her nephew, Danny Boatman (Jackie), all of Corinth; her nephew, Jerry Boatman (Judy) of Picayune; her niece, Joann Holt of Memphis; a sister-in-law, Anne Byrd of Iuka; grandnieces, Amy Davis (Frank) of Corinth, Kathleen Boatman of New York, Rebecca Hartfield (Clark) of Hattiesburg; four great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Brenda Nelms.
Always interested in politics, Frances served the 2nd District as election commissioner. She also held the distinction of being the first woman juror in Alcorn County and later served on the jury selection committee. Active until her illness she enjoyed family. A longtime member of the Farmington Baptist Church, she enjoyed her family, friends and caring for her home place.
Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers to St. Jude’s or Farmington Baptist Church.