By NEMS Daily Journal
HOLLY SPRINGS – Consuelo Denise Smith-Belfoure, 37, died Friday, July 16, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto in Southaven.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Rising Star M.B. Church in Holly Springs. Burial will be in the Old Rising Star Cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will continue from noon to 12:55 p.m. today at the church.
LAMAR – Betty Louise Morgan, 70, died Sunday, July 18, 2010, in Collierville, Tenn.
Services were Tuesday, July 20, at Slayden Baptist Church. Burial was in Slayden Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
CEDAR BLUFF – Willie Bell Brown-Quinn, 95, died Sunday, July 18, 2010, in Columbus.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Pheba. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Carter’s Mortuary Services of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
EUPORA – Dovie Viola Pepper, 93, died Monday, July 19, 2010, at the Lakeland Nursing Home in Brandon.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Wise Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora. Burial will follow at North Union Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time Thursday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the North Union Cemetery Fund.
TUPELO – Graham Haywood Weant, 93, died Tuesday, July 20, 2010, at Avonlea Assisted Living. He was born Aug. 8, 1916, in Salisbury, N.C., to John Alexander and Annie Elizabeth Shoaf Weant. He studied music at Catawba College in Salisbury and at the University of Miami. He was a longtime employee of Owens-Illinois. He moved to Tupelo in 1968 and became a top salesman for Gibson Container until retiring at age 88. He was an inventor and had developed several patents. An avid golfer, he loved all sports and was a longtime member of the Tupelo Country Club. He was a longtime active member of Calvary Baptist Church. He loved to sing and would do solos for his church. A marvelous storyteller, he was a true Southern gentleman and will be missed by all who knew him.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Steve Hurt officiating. Additional services will be held at Summersett Funeral Home in Salisbury, N.C. Burial will be in Rowan Memorial Park in Salisbury.
Survivors include his wife of 71 years, Hazel Edna Doss Weant of Tupelo; two sons, John A. Weant of Lexington, Tenn., and David A. Weant (Nell) of Germantown, Tenn.; one daughter, Carol E. Weant of Salisbury, N.C.; one sister, Edith Weant Peeler of Salisbury, N.C.; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Geneva Weant Peeler; one brother, Howard Weant; and a half sister, Duette Leonard Kincaid.
Visitation will be from 1 until 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 1800 W. Main Street, Tupelo, Miss 38801.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Mary Anna Smith
NEW ALBANY – Mary Anna Smith, 76, died Saturday, July 17, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. She was born Jan. 15, 1934, to Willie Jones and Gertrude Higambottom in Oxford.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Oak Grove M.B. Church. Burial will be in Union Hill Cemetery in Oxford. Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her children, Benny Lee (Martha) Smith, George Wallace (Sarah) Smith, R.C. (Pauline) Smith, Mary Joyce (Jessie) Gilbert, George General Smith, Walter (Ruta) Smith and Connie (Anthony) Anderson, all of New Albany; three siblings, B.C. Jones of Milwaukee, James Lee Jones of Minnesota and Elaine Wallace of Louisiana; 16 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Floyd Smith.
Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
BALDWYN – Services for Eulander Bell, 57, will not be today. Arrangements are still incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones amp& Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo.
HOUSTON – Mattie Louise Beckum, 87, died Tuesday, July 20, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Montgomery Mortuary Service in Houston.
ATLANTA – Robin Joyce Phillips-Brown, a native of Oxford, died Monday, July 19, 2010, at the DeKalb Medical Center-Hillendale in Atlanta. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
Donald E. Snipes
MOOREVILLE – Donald Edwin Snipes, 64, died Monday, July 19, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center after a sudden illness. He was born on April 27, 1946, to Wilson and Opha Snipes in Lee County. He had great success in the cattle industry. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Skyline. He enjoyed gardening, horses, cattle dealing, pretty much anything to do with the outdoors and especially spending time with his children.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Lee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Raymond Rooney officiating. Lee Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include five daughters, Marilyn Frierson and husband, Clemon, of Tupelo, Jeannie Senter and husband, Jay, of Shannon, Heather Pannell Giesken and husband, Jay, of Mooreville, Kristy Clement and husband, Keith, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Mary Kathryn Stults of Nettleton; two brother, Perrin Snipes and wife, Barbara, of the Evergreen Community and Dwight Snipes and wife, Laura, of Covington, Ga.; one sister, Rita Snipes of Brad, Texas; a special brother-in-law, Melvin Westmoreland; six grandchildren, Austin Pannell, John Thomas Senter II, Emily Clement, Bryce Giesken, Preston Stults and Elizabeth Clement.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Gail Westmoreland; and his former wife, Barbara Snipes.
Pallbearers will be Melvin Westmoreland, Sonny McGonagill, Randy Snipes, Matt Snipes, Roy Morgan Jr., Bill Rayburn and Larry Copeland.
Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. to service time Thursday at the funeral home.
For online condolences, visit www.leememorialonline.com.
Carl R. Allen
PONTOTOC – Carl R. Allen died Tuesday, July 20, 2010, at the Pontotoc Hospital after a brief illness. He was born April 10, 1916, in Ardmore, Okla., to William David and Estelle Parker Allen. He grew up in the Fairfield community and graduated from Sherman High School in 1935. He married Edna Cymbeline Thompson in 1939. They were married for 63 years before she died in 2002.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He left for Camp Shelby on Dec. 7, 1942, and was assigned to the Dixie Division. He attained the rank of staff sergeant and was wounded in action in New Guinea on July 22, 1944. For his contributions, he was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. He was discharged on Jan. 17, 1946, and returned home to his wife and daughter in Ingomar. There, he began serving his community through the RCDC, as a member of the school board and as a volunteer with the Red Cross. He was a member of Ingomar Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, and Sunday School director and teacher. He loved his church family. He was a retired farmer and factory worker from Laher Company.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Ingomar Baptist Church with Bro. Marvin Cox, Bro. Clyde Pound and Bro. Gary Linville officiating. United Funeral Service of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Carlene Wells (June) of New Albany; one son, Gary Allen (Teresa) of New Albany; three grandchildren, Dean Wells (Ann) of Ecru, Joshua Allen (Kelly) of Tupelo and Joni Gilmer (Will) of Sulligent, Ala.; three great-grandchildren, Olivia Wells, Linton Gilmer and Jillian Gilmer; and two brothers, Leo Allen of Blue Springs and Dr. William Allen (Charlene) of Scottsboro, Ala.
He was preceded in death by his wife and his parents; a brother, Parker Allen; and infant sisters, Ollie Gazelle and Lydia Corrine Allen.
Pallbearers will be Grady Thompson Jr., Jimmy Yarbrough, Billy Matkins, John Fitzgerald, Ed Prawl, Ronnie Roberts, Roy Roberts and grandsons, Joshua Allen and Dean Wells. Honorary pallbearers will be members of his former adult Sunday School class.
The body will lie in state at the church from 1 p.m. to service time Thursday.
In honor of Mr. Allen’s service to his country, United Funeral Service will fly the U.S. Army flag during visitation and services.
Rev. John F. Cowart
NEW ALBANY – The Rev. John F. Cowart, 86, died Sunday, July 18, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany. He was born Feb. 2, 1924, in Colmesneil, Texas, to Grover Cowart and Bessie Conner Cowart. He had lived more than 50 years in Union County. He was a retired minister and self-employed car salesman. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Glenfield Funeral Home Chapel in New Albany. Bro. Jimmy Wilbanks, Bro. Terry Rogers and Bro. Kenny Adair will officiate. Burial will be in Glenfield Memorial Park in New Albany.
Survivors include two sons, Glenn Cowart (Barbara) of Marion, Ark., and Ricky Cowart (Diane) of New Albany; one daughter, Glenda Gregory (James) of Myrtle; one brother, Lewis Cowart (Elaine) of Texas; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Bradin Cowart; his parents; and 10 brothers and four sisters.
Pallbearers will be John Cowart, Michael Cowart, Jeremy Cowart, Timothy Cowart, Jimmy Kent and Stephen Kent.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
CALHOUN CITY – Irene James Bardwell, 88, died Sunday, July 18, 2010, at Calhoun Health Services. She was born Oct. 19, 1921, in Carroll County. She was a retired bookkeeper. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, where she had been active in Sunday School, the JOY Club and the choir.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Anthony Kay officiating. Burial will be in Pinecrest Memorial Gardens in Calhoun City.
Survivors include her husband of 70 years, Robert L. “Bob” Bardwell Jr. of Calhoun City; one daughter, Debra Falkner of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; one sister, Marjorie Usry of Grenada; three grandchildren, Kelly Collins of Slidell, La., Daniel Ector and Dara Ector, both of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; and a great-grandchildren, Ashley Babbington.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Glenda Percival; her parents, Robert Andrew James and Mattie Mae McDonald James; and eight siblings.
The family will greet friends in the chapel of the funeral home immediately following the service.
CLERMONT, Fla. – Lounez “Lou” Tilghman Ball, 100, died Monday, July 19, 2010, at Cornerstone Hospice House in Tavares, Fla. She was born July 18, 1910, in Rutherford, Tenn. She was a retired teacher. She taught school for 36 years in Mississippi, South Carolina and Alabama. She received many teaching awards. She was a member of Westside Baptist Church in Gainesville, Fla., and was very active in church activities until her health failed. She was a distinguished member of the Rose Society.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel in Calhoun City with the Rev. Jimmy Vance officiating. Burial will be in Calhoun City Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Joseph E. Bell of Groveland, Fla.; and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Kern Ball.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time Friday.
OLIVE BRANCH – Alma Lucille White Petty died Monday, July 19, 2010. She was born Dec. 21, 1913. She was a resident of Trinity Mission and Rehab in Byhalia. She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Olive Branch.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church of Olive Branch. Burial will be in Union Cemetery in Belden. Brantley Funeral Home of Olive Branch is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Betty Scott and son-in-law, Dr. P.J. Scott, of Olive Branch; one granddaughter, Dr. Norma Gerrall and husband, Rev. Carlton Gerrell, and two great-grandsons, Trey and Scott Gerrell, all of Paris, Tenn.; one brother, Boyd White and wife, Evelyn, of Tupelo; sister-in-law, Earline White of Sherman; Hazel and Kathleen White of Saltillo; nieces and nephews.
She was president of death by her husband, Hollis Petty; her parents, Minnie and John Wesley White; and three brothers, Thomas, Vestus and Lloyd White.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Olive Branch Building Fund.
BELLEFONTAINE – Thomas Tranum, 71, died Monday, July 19, 2010, in Verona.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora. Burial will follow in Jenkins Cemetery in Sumner.
Visitation will be from 5:30 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
WALNUT – Fletcher Edward Pruitt, 71, died Saturday, July 17, 2010, at the Magonia Regional Health Center.
A private memorial service was held Sunday, July 18, at his home. Magnolia Funeral Home of Corinth was in charge of the arrangements.
BYHALIA – Dovie Grace Gallagher, 97, died Sunday, July 18, 2010, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. She was born July 8, 1913, in Waterford. She was a Baptist and a seamstress for Gem Inc.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church of Byhalia. Burial will be in the Byhalia Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one granddaughter, Becky Blanton of Nettleton; great-grandchildren, Amy Hart of Collierville, Tenn., and April Randlese of Southaven; several great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Bettye Brewer; her husband, William A. “Afton” Gallagher; and her parents, Sidney Young and Alberta Hankins.
Visitation will be from noon to service time Thursday.
ABERDEEN – Lloyd Newton Scott, 92, died Sunday, July 18, 2010, at Pioneer Community Hospital in Aberdeen. He was born March 23, 1918, to William Lenior Scott and Ova Mae McBride Scott in Doyle, Tenn. He lived most of his life in Monroe County, where he was a farmer. He was a member of New Prospect Baptist Church.
Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is assisting the family.
Survivors include one daughter, Betty Olley and husband, Bruce, of Aberdeen; one grandson, Kevin Scott Olley; one granddaughter, Krista Blankensopp; and one great-great-granddaughter, Jessica Blankensopp.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Hugh and Carl Scott; and one sister, Gladys Coy.
Online condolences may be made at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
WALNUT – Nancy Evie Pannell Settlemires, 79, died Monday, July 19, 2010, at her home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Bethlehem Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 1 p.m. to service time Thursday at the church.
Condolences can be left at www.magnoliafuneralhome.net
MEMPHIS – Thomas Wayne “Tom” Fly, 54, died Saturday, July 17, 2010, at the Memphis V.A. Medical Center after a sudden illness. A native of Amory, he was born Feb. 14, 1956, to Alvin and Earline Baker Fly. In 1972, he graduated from Shannon High School and later earned a degree in photography at New Mexico College in Albuquerque. He served in both the U.S. Army and the Air Force from 1972-1975. He enjoyed collecting coins and military memorabilia. He volunteered at the V.A. Hospital and was one of five chosen in Memphis as one of the 1000 Points of Light Volunteer Program.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Rev. Danny Robbins officiating. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery.
Survivors include his son, Noii Fly; two sisters, Beverly Ford of Tupelo and Barbara Sellars of Plantersville; two brothers, Donald Fly of Nettleton and Bill Fly of West Bend, Wis.; eight nieces, Stephanie Sanders of Tupelo, Cheryl Ford of Tupelo, Kim Williams of Memphis, Becky Barthel of Marshall, Texas, LaRee Chapuis of Sardis, Barbara Spangler of New Waverly, Texas, Andi Gonzales of West Bend, Wis., and Missy Bristow of Tupelo; six nephews, Tim Barnett and Tracy Barnett of Saltillo, Bryan Moses of Plantersville, Russell Dunn of Willis, Texas, and Mark Fly of Sandy Springs, Ga.; 29 great-nieces and great-nephews; and 23 great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews; a special friend and caregiver, Jo Ann Holt of Memphis.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Bettie Jo Bowers; and a great-nephew, John Lawrence.
Pallbearers will be Bryan Moses, Tracy Barnett, Tim Barnett, Adam Iram, T.J. Barnett, David Baker and Matt Sanders.
Honorary pallbearers will be Ricky Harville, Johnny Dickerson and Mike Rollins.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, One St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Catherine O. Mitchell
DENNIS – Catherine Marie O’Malley Mitchell, 48, died Tuesday, July 20, 2010, at her residence. She was born June 8, 1962, in Kenosha, Wis., and she was a homemaker.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Harvest Fellowship Church in Red Bay, Ala., with Bro. Glenn Smith and Bro. Mickey Trammel officiating. Burial will be in New Bethel Cemetery in Belmont. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are her husband, David Mitchell of Dennis; three children, Mandalee Nichols of Tishomingo, Danny Lee Nichols Jr. of Golden and Chelsea Rosemond Renee Nichols of Belmont; her mother, Alyce Hale (Tommy Earl) of Golden; two brothers, Donald Thomas O’Malley Jr. (Renee) of Appleton, Wis., and Tommy Earl Hale II (Lucy) of Brazil; one sister, Christy Nieto (Angel) of Belmont; and three grandchildren, Hannah Gwendolyn Nichols, Carley Jean Marie Tedford and Aislynn Renee Grace Tedford.
She was preceded in death by her father, Donald Thomas O’Malley Sr.
Pallbearers will be Lee Dillard, Wesley Yielding and Keith Letson.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Thursday at Harvest Fellowship Church.
ASHLAND – Edward Jimmy Daniel Tucker, 65, died Saturday, July 17, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford from injuries received in an automobile accident. He was born June 19, 1945, to Lela Faye Barnes and the late Byrd Edward Tucker. He was a member of Blue Mountain Church of The Lord Jesus Christ. He was a retired artist and painter.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gerald Grisham officiating. Burial will be in Ashland Cemetery.
He is survived by his mother, Faye Barnes of Blue Mountain; six sisters, Shirley Shaw (Freddy), Mamie Sue Tyndall, Deborah Britt (Delbert) and Alice McNabb (Ronnie), all of Ashland, Mavis Hunt (James) of Walnut and Donna Sue Swinford (Ricky) of Chalybeate; eight brothers, Kenneth Tucker and Daniel Tucker (Tommie) of Ashland, Johnny Wren (Tracy) of Blue Mountain, Donald Wren (Gail), Albert Wren (Vicky), Billy Wren (Alisha) and Cleve Carroll, all of Oxford, and Wayne Coleman of Little Rock, Ark.; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father; one sister, Linda Faye Wren; one nephew, Dusty Stacks; one brother-in-law, Myron Tyndall, his grandparents, Lymon and Josie Barnes, John Thomas and Viley Tucker; and his great-grandparents, Bedford and Carie Shaw.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
To view obituaries and sign the guestbook online, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.
BRUCE – William Lee Jenkins, 72, died Tuesday, July 20, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Oct. 11, 1937, in Paris. He was a 1st lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He was a retired chemical engineer. He was a marriage and family counselor at Oxford First Baptist Church, and a marriage and family therapist. He was a member of the Bruce First Baptist Church, an ordained minister and deacon. He was a member of SAR and served as state secretary.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce. Dr. Daniel Hathorne will officiate, and Dr. Robert Allen and the Rev. Michael Waldrop will assist. Burial will be in Memory Memorial Garden in Bruce.
Survivors include his wife, Annice Hellums Jenkins of Bruce; three daughters, Linda Jenkins Sutherland (Eric) of Belvidere, Tenn., Julia Young Aron (Jason) of Bruce and Myra Young Tims (Scott) of Mississippi; A son, William Allen Jenkins (Kathy) of Montgomery, Texas; a sister, Myra Ann Jenkins Hughes (Kirby) of Prescott, Ariz.; 14 grandchildren, Derick Sutherland, Andrew (Lori) Sutherland, Philip (Bethany) Sutherland, Jesse Sutherland, Heather (Arnold) Larose, Mark Sutherland, Julie (James) MacFarlane, Amy Sutherland, Kathy Sutherland, Emily Sutherland, Javen Aron, Jalynn Aron, Tucker Tims and Trevor Tims; 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Topha Sheldon Jenkins and Vera Kate Hellums Jenkins, and his first wife, Eileen Twigg Jenkins.
Pallbearers will be Derick M. Sutherland, Andrew L. Sutherland, Philip A. Sutherland, Jesse A. Sutherland, Mark A. Sutherland, Larry Hellums, James Roberts Jr. and Dr. Harold Ward.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Harold Ward’s Sunday School Class, the David Murphree Chapter of Sons of the American Revolution, Ryan Hughes, James Hellums, Edmond Hellums, Dwight Hellums and Lance Hughes.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.