By NEMS Daily Journal
Helen Lee White
WEST POINT – Helen Lee White, 88, passed away Sunday, July 10, 2011, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Helen Lee White was born Feb. 26, 1923 in Pontotoc County to the late Estelle Whitworth and George C. Lee Sr. She was a member of First Baptist Church of West Point.
Helen was one of eight children, one of which died in infancy. There were six girls and one boy, and the children were incredibly close their entire lives. They were each other’s best friends. When the Lees got together, you knew that two things were definitely going to be included: food and fun; they couldn’t have one without the other. We can’t forget the laughter. Whenever the combined families would get together, the laughter would ring throughout wherever they were gathered.
When Calvin White saw Helen for the first time with Nellie and J.D., Calvin said, “I’m going to marry that girl.” They quickly fell in love and married in 1941 when Helen was 18 years old. At Calvin’s death in 1999, they had been married 57 years. They had three children: Sandy, Sherry and Mike. They sacrificed and worked hard to provide wonderful educations and a loving supporting home for their family.
Friends and family often described Helen as one of the kindest, sweetest and most gentle women they ever knew. She was known for her sweet demeanor, nonjudgmental and positive attitude, never having a negative word to say about anyone. She was the quiet one, the one who read all of the time. She was a very good student and was salutatorian of her 8th grade class. To celebrate, her parents gave her a ring of which she was very proud. She and her sisters were great singers, had a girls’ quartet, and sang at fiddlers contests, all day gospel singings and church services. Her asthma prevented her from participating in sports that most of the other siblings enjoyed, so she would turn to her books. It made her a little more introverted than some of the others; she was somewhat shy and preferred her family as the mainstay in her life. She always had time for any of them.
Some of the highlights of Helen’s life were visiting Sherry in Germany, Mike in Jackson Hole, Wyo., Sandy in Florida and a cruise to Nova Scotia. Helen worked most of her adult life, eventually retiring from the United States Postal Service in 1987.
Funeral services will be Saturday, July 16, 2011, at 1 p.m. from Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with Matthew Lee Patkus officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Garden Cemetery in West Point. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Sandra Lee White Patkus (Lee) of Maitland, Fla., and Sherry Lynn White Jeffcoat of West Point; one son, Calvin Michael White of Jackson Hole, Wyo.; four grandchildren; Tiffany Jeffcoat and Josh Jeffcoat of Huntsville, Ala., Ginger Shackelford of Memphis and Gene Bruton of Cummings, Ga.; four great-grandchildren, Catie Shackelford, Carder Shackelford, Julia Bruton and Jasmine Bruton; three sisters, Lora Holland of Macon, Nellie Yelverton of Germantown, Tenn., and Wanda Harrelson of Germantown; one brother, George C. Lee Jr. of Goldsboro, N.C.
Sisters Marie Goforth and Lillian Thomas preceded her in death.
Pallbearers will be Keith White, Tim Harrelson, H.O. Holland, Kenny Wayne Holland, Luke Lummus, Carder
Shackelford, Gene Bruton, David Lee White, Byron Acker, Donald Acker and Josh Jeffcoat.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mississippi Kidney Foundation, 3000 Old Canton Rd # 100, Jackson, MS 39216-4216 or to West Point/Clay County Animal Shelter, 1212 Old Tibbee Road, West Point, MS 39773.
Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until service time Saturday at Calvert Funeral Home.
Friends may leave a Memory Message at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.
Pat Woodruff Hallmark, 56, was called home to be with her Lord on July 12, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a devoted wife, mother and nana, and lived in the New Hope community for the past 30 years. Pat was a 1973 graduate of Wheeler High School and earned her Associate Degree in Nursing at Northeast Community College.
Pat’s loving, kind spirit was exemplified daily during her career as a nurse at several area clinics, hospitals and as a Plant Nurse at Eka-Nobel Chemicals. Her compassion and concern were demonstrated always to everyone she met.
Pat celebrated each day of her life with a genuine giving heart and she found so much joy in seeing others happy. She never met a stranger and her beautiful smile left a lasting impression on the hearts of all those she knew. She was a devoted fan and supporter of so many sports and teams, especially MSU, Delta State, South Lamar, New Hope and Wheeler High Schools.
Pat had a great appreciation for and a special connection with her doctors and the third floor West nursing staff at NMMC and NMMC Cancer Center in Tupelo and Starkville. She will be deeply missed by all her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband, Tony Hallmark of New Hope; her mother, Moiese Woodruff of Wheeler; one daughter, Lori Hallmark Cox (Stephen) of New Hope; two sons, Justin and Brent Hallmark, both of New Hope; two brothers, Bill Woodruff and Richard Woodruff (Belinda), both of Wheeler; two nephews, Blake and Brandon Woodruff of Wheeler; three grandchildren, Hannah, Kiley and Sydney Grace Cox of New Hope; and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins.
Pat was preceded in death by her father, Pete Woodruff, and both her maternal and paternal grandparents.
Visitation will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. at Lowndes Funeral Home in Columbus and Friday from noon until 5 p.m. at Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn. Services are at 5 p.m. with Bro. Jimmy Glover and Bro. Ricky Bishop officiating. Burial will be in Prentiss Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Blake Woodruff, Brandon Woodruff, Larkin DeMoville, Boomer Brown, Grey Land and Bill Conner.
Honorary pallbearers will be Stephen Cox, Senator Terry Brown, Bill Martin, Sonny Cole, Dale Tucker, Tommy James, Donnie Odom, Todd Odom, Percy Shelton, Sammy Frederick, Bill Walker, Chauncey Green, Earl Stone, Larry Thweatt, Johnny Hallmark, Dr. Joel Butler, NMMC Third Floor West Nursing Staff, and Dr. Andrew Kellum and Dr. Elbert Duncan of the NMMC Cancer Center.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Pete Woodruff Athletic Scholarship Fund administrated by Wheeler Methodist Church or to North Mississippi Cancer Center at Tupelo.
Leo Green Jr.
TUPELO – Leo Green Jr., 35, died Sunday, July 10, 2011, in Rankin County. He was born July 15, 1976, to Leo and Geraldine Edwards Green in Lee County. At an early age he joined Big Hill United Methodist Church in Tupelo.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Agnew and Sons Funeral Home in Verona with Elder Leo Wright officiating. Burial will be in the Palmetto Cemetery. Agnew amp& Sons Funeral Home of Verona is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his parents, Leo and Geraldine Green of Tupelo; two sisters, Teresa Green of Chesterville and Jennifer Green of Madison, Wis.; two brothers Kerry (Linda) Edwards of Verona and Terry (Kiva) McCrady of Columbus, Ohio; his grandmother, Ceola Green of Chesterville.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, James Green, and Charlie and Leslie Edwards
Visitation is from 1 to 5 p.m Friday with the family hour from 5 to 6 p.m.
Family and friends may sign the guestbook at www.agnewandsons.com.
QUINCY – Luther Chevreul Harris, 85, died Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. A native of Quincy, he was born on March 23, 1926, to Ellie Brown and Manie Phillips Harris. He was a Christian who had a great love for his family. He was a graduate of Quincy Schools and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He married Willadean Hunt on May 16, 1952. He was a serviceman working for Mississippi Valley Gas from 1951 until his retirement in 1988. He was a faithful member of Quincy United Methodist Church, serving as a Steward and a Sunday school teacher. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge. He loved sports and sporting activities, especially the Ole Miss Rebels.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Willadean Hunt Harris of Quincy; his son, Luke Harris (Kathy) of Amory; his daughter, Shirley Novotny (Marv) of Houston, Texas; his grandchildren, Heather Gault, Jonathan and Chris Novotny; his great-grandchildren, Benjamin and Wesley Gault, and Luke Novotny.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Staley Harris, and his sister, Lalia Harris.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Rev. Don McCain and Rev. Bill Cornett officiating. Burial will follow at Durrett Cemetery in Quincy.
Pallbearers will be Cecil Harris, George Bowen, Bert Mize, Ralph Reeves, David Easley and Bobby Harper. Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Tapp, Steve Fowlkes, James Springfield, Jerry Morgan and Glenn Bingham.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home and will continue Friday until time for the service to begin.
Memorial donations may be made to Quincy United Methodist Church, c/o Cecil Harris, 60438 Old Highway 6, Amory, MS 38821-9025.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the Harris family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
TUPELO – Helen Elizabeth Overley, 86, died Friday, July 8, 2011, at Homeplace after a brief illness. A native of Napton, Mo., she was born July 27, 1924, to Newt and Edith Hollywood. She was a homemaker until her children were raised and then she became part of the working force as the manager of the Holiday Shop in Tupelo. She also worked at Reed’s Gift Shop and Millie’s Hallmark until her health forced her to retire in 2004. She loved being a mother and wife but then equally loved working in retail. Her family, especially her sons-in-law and her grandson-in-law, will remember her as a wonderful cook. All who knew her will remember her as a person with a great sense of humor and the rare gift to be the first to laugh at herself. She was gracious and always grateful to others for any care, service or kindness shown to her, her family or friends.
A memorial service will be held for the family on Saturday afternoon in the chapel at First United Methodist Church. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Garra Owens (Hank) of Tupelo and Tammy Tallent (Garry) of Whitefish, Mont.; her son-in-law, Mike Simmons of Norman, Okla.; seven grandchildren, Elizabeth Rose (Kevin) of Tupelo, Ariel Owens of Tupelo, Lauren Simmons of Norman, Okla., Olivia Tallent and Isaac Tallent, both of Whitefish, Clay Simmons of Oklahoma City and Meredith Simmons Smith (Drew) of Tulsa; four great-grandchildren, Lilee and Walter Rose of Tupelo, and Madeline Smith and Anderson Smith of Tulsa.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Thomas Overley; her parents; one daughter, Carol Simmons, and one brother, Kenneth Hollywood
Memorials may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Bob Collins Sr.
TUPELO – Robert D. “Bob” Collins Sr., 74, died Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born Sept. 5, 1936, in Philadelphia, Pa., to Alfonzo and Ruth Evelyn Collins. He was raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he enjoyed surfing and swimming. He was a Korean War veteran, serving in the United States Army. He spent his adult life protecting others through law enforcement. He retired as a captain with Grenada Police Department after 32 years of service. He was a security guard for The Mall at Barnes Crossing for the past 19 years and also served as a reserve police officer with the Tupelo Police Department. He was a member of the Hughes Chapel Baptist Church. He enjoyed working, swimming and spending time with his cat, Bella. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren, and enjoyed treating everyone to dinners.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Lee Memorial Funeral Home with Bro. Bill Adams officiating and Bro. Reggie Miller delivering the eulogy. Burial with military honors will be in Lee Memorial Park. Lee Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Shelby Collins of Tupelo; three daughters, Tammy Flowers (Howard) of Merigold, Maryanna Chaney of Madison and Stephanie Leach (Jason) of Baldwyn; two sons, Scott Hendricks (Patti) of Saltillo and Robert D. “Bobby” Collins Jr. of Tupelo; two brothers, William “Billy” Collins of Houston, Texas, and A. A. “Buddy” Collins of North Carolina; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and an auntm Mary Ella Collins.
Pallbearers will be Scott Hendricks, Bobby Collins Jr., Jim Duke, Richard Carlton, Jason Duke, Walt Shaw, Howard Jackson Jr. and Mickey Wages. Honorary pallbearers will be the security officers of the Mall at Barnes Crossing.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from noon to 2 p.m. Friday.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.leememorialonline.com.
DAYTON, Tenn. – Oma Slack Wright, 99, formerly of Tishomingo, died Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at Life Care Center of Rhea County in Dayton, Tenn.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Paden Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Tishomingo Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.
The body will lie in state at the church for one hour prior to service time.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Gideons International, Tishomingo County Camp, P.O. Box 314, Iuka, MS 38852, or online at www.gideons.org.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
CASPER, Wyo. – Reginald Berry died Monday, July 11, 2011, at Casper Medical in Wyoming. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones & Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo.
AMORY – Larry Wayne Oliver, 46, died Wednesday, July 13, 2011, in Ashtabula, Ohio. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.
AMORY – Willie “Sonny” Marshall, 86, died Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. He was born Feb. 1, 1925, in Nettleton to Fred and Isabell Marshall.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at McGlown Chapel CME Church in Amory. Burial will be in United Memorial Gardens in Amory. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by one sister, Virginia Chase of Ontario, Canada; five children and seven grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son, Thaddeus Branch, and a sister, Gladys Mae Marshall.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home and from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church.
The online guest registry can be accessed at www.bellememorialfuneralhome.com.
WALNUT – Minnie Pearl Roberson, 87, died Saturday, July 9, 2011, at her home in Walnut. She was born April 15, 1924, to John and Mellie Gunn. She served as a member of the Mother Board and choir and a Sunday School teacher at her church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Macedonia M.B. Church in Walnut with Pastor Willie L. Gunn officiating. Burial will be in Hopkins Cemetery in Walnut. Foster and Son Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one brother, Ollie Gunn; one daughter, Flecia Roberson; three grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Roberson; her parents; and 10 brothers and sisters.
Visitation will be noon to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time.
ASHLAND – Robert Andrew Sides, 24, died Monday, July 11, 2011, at his home in Ashland.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery at Ashland.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 7 a.m. to service time Friday.
NETTLETON – Tony Brown died Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at his home in Nettleton. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial Funeral Home of Okolona.
NETTLETON – Adam Clayton Winchester, 46, died Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. He was born in Tupelo on June 29, 1965, to Walter Glyn and Mollie Imogene Bounds Winchester. He lived in the Old Carolina community of Itawamba County. He had a big heart, enjoyed helping others and was always there for his family. He attended Dorsey School. He loved using colors, drawing, watching movies and taking trips in the car. He was a member of Evergreen Baptist Church.
He is survived by his parents, Glyn and Mollie Imogene Winchester of Nettleton; his sister, Pamela Annette Garnsay of Shannon; niece, Adreana Camille Spencer.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Walter G. Winchester Jr.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. today at E. E. Pickle Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Todd officiating.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until time for the service to begin today.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the Winchester family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
BOONEVILLE – Laura May Mathis, 93, died Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at the Landmark Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Booneville. She was born Nov. 12, 1917, to Murdock and Sally May McGee Tucker. She was a faithful member of Wheeler United Methodist Church for 52 years and a member of First United Methodist Church in Booneville for 16 years. She taught Sunday School for 52 years, and was a member of the United Methodist Women. She loved to read.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bobby Hankins officiating. The eulogy will be delivered by Steve Greenhaw. Burial will be in Prentiss Memorial Gardens.
She is survived by a daughter, Kathryn (Joe) Justice of Loganville, Ga.; one sister, Mary Agnes Greenhaw of Booneville; two grandchildren, Jill (Dr. Blake) Pruitt and Jason (Leigh) Justice; three great-grandchildren, Samuel, Sarah and David; one niece, Carolyn (James Stanley) Long; three nephews, Steve (Cynthia) Greenhaw, Dr. David (Beverly) Greenhaw and John (Sandra) Tucker; and nine great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Mathis.
Pallbearers are Dr. Blake Pruitt, Jason Justice, Blake Greenhaw, Bart Greenhaw, Dr. Brad Greenhaw and Cliff Long.
Honorary pallbearers are Drew Love, Rodney Crouch, Chad Smith, Mike Cristo, Jay Cothren, Bobby Ryan, Mike Anderson and Lonnie Murphy.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Booneville or the Wheeler United Methodist Church.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
Michael Ratliff Sr.
RIPLEY – Michael Steve Ratliff Sr., 52, died Sunday, July 10, 2011, at his home in Ripley after a long illness. Nicknamed “Big Rat,” he was born Dec. 22, 1958, in Ripley to William Paul Ratliff Sr. and Ollie Carter Ratliff. He was a 1977 graduate of Ripley High School and a 1980 graduate of Northeast Mississippi Community College. He was a member of the football team at both schools. After graduating from Northeast, he began his career as a furniture industry manufacturer. He was an active member of Ripley Second Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, vice president of the Brotherhood Board and a member of the Sunday school department.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Ripley Second Baptist Church with Pastor Willie M. Paine Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Ripley Cemetery. Foster and Son Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Connie Leigh Griffin Ratliff of Ripley; two sons, Michael S. Ratliff Jr. of St. Louis, Mo., and Christopher p. Ratliff of Florence, Ala.; one sister, Starlette Vance (William) of Ripley; one brother, William Paul Ratliff Jr. (Diony) of Ripley; two nieces, Freda Barnett Braddock (Marcus) of Ripley and Tracey Barnett of Arlington, Texas; one nephew, Canaan Ratliff of Ripley; one great-nephews, Jayden Braddock of Ripley; a brother-in-law, Laveria Hollinshed of St. Louis; and a host of inlaws, aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be the Ripley Second Baptist Church Deacon Board.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Ripley High School Class of 1977 football team and the Northeast Mississippi Community College Class of 1980 football team; and a host of family and friends.
Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Friday with the family hour from 6 to 8 p.m. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time Saturday.
Elim Shawver Sr.
SHERMAN – Elim Luther Shawver Sr. died Friday, July 8, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Also known as “Elim Bee” and “Pop,” he was born Dec. 8, 1938, to Charlie and Adellar Blanchard Shawver. He enjoyed fishing and working on cars. He was a former employee of Beloit Corporation Steel Mill and Foundry Works, and a member of Mt. Union M.B. Church in Okolona.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Sherman Grove Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. S.W. Shinault, officiating and the Rev. Elim Luther Shawver Jr. as the eulogist. Burial will be in the Red Hill Community Cemetery. Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
Survived include one daughter, Wanda Sue Shawver Banks (Rev. Lamar) of Blue Spring; one son, Rev. Elim Luther Shawver Jr. of Tupelo; his mother, Adellar Lee of Sherman; two sisters, Eola Hodges and Mary Lipsey, both of Tupelo; four brothers, Johnny B. (Denise) Shawver and Henry (Christine) Blanchard, all of Pontotoc, Tom (Gail) Blanchard of Sherman and Curtis Lee of Philadelpia, Pa.; one aunt, Rosie Cowley of Chicago; one uncle, Reban Blanchard of Denver, Co.; a special friend, Mary Dale Robinson of Tupelo; five grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charlie Shawver.
Viewing will be at the J.W. Porter’s Chapel from 5 until 7 p.m. today. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service time on Friday.
Online condolence can be made to the Shawver family at www.grayson-porters.com.
CORINTH – Billy Charles Burcham, 62, died Sunday, July 10, 2011, at his home in Corinth.
A memorial service will be at 5 p.m. today at McPeters Funeral Directors Chapel. Visitation will follow the service. McPeters Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
WEST POINT – Beulah Lee Vest Easter, 86, died Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at her home in West Point. Beulah Lee Easter was born Nov. 7, 1924, in Fabius, Ala., to Ella Mae Hart and James Horton Vest Sr. Mrs. Easter was a had worked at Knickerbocker Mfg. as a seamstress for over 30 years. She was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church. She married J. B. Easter on July 1,1942, in West Point. He preceded her in death on Jan. 27, 2010.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Pastor Sarah Windham officiating and Pastor Betty Wyatt assisting. Burial will follow in Memorial Garden Cemetery. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Charolette Adams (Bob) of West Point; one son, Jimmy Easter (Anne) of Cedar Bluff; six grandchildren, Robbye Adams, Alan Easter, Stacy Riley, Jason Easter, Robert Adams and Jeffery Fulgham; 10 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Virginia Partin and Christine Henley, both of West Point, and Betty Mooney of Weatherford, Texas; two brothers, Bill Vest of West Point and Bobby Vest of Weatherford.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
Pallbearers will be Alan Easter, Jason Easter, Andy Riley, Robert Adams, Jeffery Fulgham and David Blansett.
Memorials may be made to Christ United Methodist Church, 1230 Oak Drive, West Point, MS 39773.
Visitation will be from noon until service time Friday at Calvert Funeral Home.
Friends may leave a Memory Message at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.
BOONEVILLE – Donnie Lambert Jones, 90, died Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at her home. She was a member of the Jacinto Church of Christ and was a homemaker.
Services will be 2 [p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Ed Floyd and Minister Terry Roberts officiating. Burial will be in the Jacinto Church of Christ Cemetery.
She is survived by five daughters, Marilyn (Eddie) Stephenson, Kathy (Tommy) Brewer, Gretchen (Wayne) Grimes, all of Booneville, Doris McClung of Rienzi and Jearlene (Charles) Cooper of Guntown; one son, Sylvester (Carolyn) Jones of Booneville; one brother, Grover (Alice) Lambert of Booneville; one sister-in-law, Rosie Lambert of Tishomingo; 16 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Demps Jones; and three sisters, three brothers, two granddaughters and two great-grandsons.
Visitation will until service time today.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
James W. Robertson
CORINTH – James Walter Robertson, 92, died Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at Magnolia Regional Medical Center in Corinth. He was born Jan. 23, 1919, in Tippah County to Willie and Zora Drewery Robertson. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. He was a World War II veteran. He lived in Detroit and Taylor, Mich., for 54 years. and retired from Sealtest Ice Cream Company.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with Bro. Lyndle Davis officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Church Cemetery. Ripley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by one sister, Mae R. Kapenakas of Corinth; three nieces, Dorothy Duncan of Corinth, Mae Bell Rainey of Walnut, and Frances Thrasher of Kansas City, Kan.; five nephews, J.W. Duncan and Mark Duncan, both of Ripley, Joe Duncan of Corinth, Thomas Hopper of Walnut and Allen Thrasher of El Dorado Springs, Mo.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Cora E. Bratton Robertson; his parents; an infant brother, and four sisters, Ione Thrasher, Eunice Hopper, Zora Fay Duncan and Lizzie Hopper.
Pallbearers will be Willie Mark Duncan, J.W. Duncan, Joe Duncan, Stan Hopper, Thomas Coleman and Steve Hopper. Honorary pallbearers will be Parks Mauney, Butch Robertson and Edward Rainey.
Memorials may be made to Pleasant Hill Cemetery fund or the charity of the donors choice.
Visitation will be 6 until 8 p.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel and from 9 a.m. until service time Friday at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
To view obituaries on-line and sign the guest book, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.
PONTOTOC – Nola Bevill Pickens, 97. died Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at Graceland Care Center of Pontotoc. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Baldwin Nowell Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today at Baldwin Nowell Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
BALDWYN – Joey Langley, 42, died Tuesday, July 12, 2011, in Wytheville, Va. Arrangements are incomplete and will be
announced later by Walters Funeral Home.
BALDWYN – Clyde Hardy, 87, died Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility. He enjoyed hunting and gardening. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving with the Co. C. 350 infantry as assistant squad leader in North Africa, Italy, France and Germany. He was a mechanical superintendent for Major & Poole Construction and Ivy Construction. He was a member of Jericho Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Russell and Bro. Wayne Frederick officiating. Burial will be in Jericho Cemetery.
He is survived by one daughter, Sandra McDonald (Miles) of Jericho; one son, Steve Hardy (Ethel) of Baldwyn; five grandchildren, Clark McDonald (Lagretta), Tim McDonald (Melissa), Allison Russell (Alan), Stephen Kirk (Jeanne) and Stephanie Jordan (Ryan); a granddaughter-in-law, Laura Hardy; nine great=grandchildren; and one niece, Jo Buse.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Dot Hardy; his parents, Mancel and Mable Dugger Hardy; a grandson, Jerrett Hardy; and a sister, Pauline McElyea.
Pallbearers will be Clark McDonald, Tim McDonald, Brandon McDonald and Alan Russell. Honorary pallbearers will be Stephen Kirk Hardy and Ryan Jordan.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Jericho Baptist Church.
BALDWYN – Sylvia Mink 99, resident of Baldwyn Nursing Home, died Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She enjoyed gardening, quilting, playing cards and fishing. She was a homemaker and a member of Parkers Chapel Baptist Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Ray Guin officiating. Burial will be in Prentiss Memorial Gardens.
She is survived by four grandchildren, Laurie Johnson (David) of Georgia, Jeff Mink (Renae) of Alpine, Chris Mink (Cherie) of Baldwyn and Leslie Bean (Jeff) of New Albany; 14 great-grandchildren; 19 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Oren Mink; a son, Dennis Mink; a daughter-in-law, Helen Mink; grandsons, Dennis Mink Jr. and Randy Mink; great-grandchild, Patience Mink; her parents, Jeremiah and Annie Prentice Michael; and a number of brothers and sisters.
Pallbearers will be Ray Michael, Bud Scott, Cliff Michael, Buddy Mink, Ellis Wayne Bishop and Tyler Arinder.
Honorary pallbearers will be Charlie Hill and D.W. Robinson.