Obituaries July 23, 2011

By NEMS Daily Journal

Arlena Hasel
CLERMONT, Fla. – Arlena Pearl Smith Hasel, 88, died Tuesday, July 12, 2011. She was born Dec. 8, 1922, in Union County to Ernest and Melville Carter Smith. She lived most of her life in Blue Mountain. She graduated from Blue Mountain College and the WMU Training School in Louisville, Ky. She married John Eugene Hasel on Sept. 10, 1947. They lived in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Villa Grove Ill., retiring to Clermont, Fla. As a pastor’s wife, Mrs. Hasel served in a variety of roles. She created and published several Word Search books and was the author of “For the Sake of the Sheepskin,” a biography of the Smith children.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. today at the First Baptist Church of Clermont, Fla. Burial will be at Vine Street Cemetery in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Survivors include her husband, John, of Clermont, Fla.; four children, David Hasel (Zsuzsa) of New Britain, Pa., Steve Hasel (Cheryl) of Inverness, Fla., Joy Hasel Baumler (Ron) of Harrisburg, N.Y., and Jude Hasel Davis (Rev. Marshall) of Center Sandwich, N.H.; 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; three brothers, Palmer Smith of New Albany, Bernell Smith of Booneville and Lamar Smith of Florence.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one granddaughter, Christine Hasel; two brothers, Joseph Smith and John Calvin (J.C.) Smith; and three sisters, Leone Smith Kent, Mary Ruth Smith Brew and Jessie smith Graham.
The family will receive friends before the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requested any donations be made to Cornerstone Hospice, 2445 Lane Park Road, Tavares, FL.

Lee Richmond
BYHALIA – Lee Ethel Richmond, 83, died Thursday, July 21, 2011, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs.

Weber Smith
BURNSVILLE – Weber Wilson Smith, 84, died Thursday, July 21, 2011, at his home.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Chapel Hill Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home in Glen is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the Chapel Hill Cemetery Fund.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Lisa Doler
BRUCE – Lisa Michelle Doler, 35, died Thursday, July 21, 2011, at her home. She was born June 8, 1976, in Oxford. She was a nursing assistant at Total Health Care and a member of the First Baptist Church in Bruce.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Daniel Hathorne and Bro. Darrell Logan officiating. Burial will be in the Bruce Cemetery.
Survivors include her daughter, Gabrielle Elizabeth Giompoletti of Bruce; her father, Benford Doler Jr. of Bruce; and a brother, Ben Doler, and his wife, Jeannie, of Bruce.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Jo Doler; and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Norman, and Mr. and Mrs. Benford Doler Sr.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Brown, Bo Kilgore, Rance Kilgore, Kevin McCormick, Wayne Norman, Freddie Peckham, Royce Tidwell and Dallas Turner.
Visitation will be from noon to service time today at the funeral home.
To leave online condolences, visit www.parkermemorialfuneralhomes .com.

Silas Wesley
VARDAMAN – Silas Adderson Wesley, 72, died Thursday, July 21, 2011, in Olive Branch. He was born July 21, 1939, in Antlers, Okla. He was a member of the Vardaman First Baptist Church and the Choctaw Nations of Okolona. He was a retired truck driver for Leggett amp& Platt of Houston. He served in the U.S. Navy for more than 21 years and was a veteran of the Vietnam War.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Vardaman First Baptist Church with the Rev. Dale Easley officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Vardaman. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Vardaman is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia Estelle Walley Wesley of Vardaman; two sons, Neil Wesley and fiancampée, Kayla, of Omaha, Neb., and Billy “Bubba” Wesley and wife, Amanda, of Olive Branch; a sister, Billie Albright of Dallas, Texas; a brother, Allen McClain of Austin, Texas; eight grandchildren, Madison Shank, Joshua McDonald, Jackson Wesley, Grace Wesley, A.J. Wesley, Kamden Wesley, Savannah Love Wesley and Ryan Wesley.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Silas and Arvie Whiton Wesley, and a grandson, Remington Guape Wesley.
Pallbearers will be Luke Massey, J.R. Moore, Sammy Moore, Allan McClain, Billy “Bubba” Wesley and Neil Wesley. Honorary pallbearers will be James Marshall Casey, Paul Griffin, Eddie Hill and Gary Howell.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today.
Online condolences may be made at www.parkermemorialfuneralhomes .com.

Ruby Lee Burns
OXFORD – Ruby Lee Burns, 80, died Thursday, July 21, 2011. at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. She was born in Yalobusha County. She was a homemaker and the widow of Edward Burns.
Services will be at 7 p.m. today at the Oxford Church of Christ with Minister Steve Hentz officiating. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Forrest Memorial Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her four daughters, Carolyn Burns Hatfield and husband, Chip, of Batesville, Betty Burns Drewrey and husband, Chester, of Oxford, Mary Burns Deaton and husband, Mike, of Oxford and Jo Burns Marquis of Oxford; three sons, Lynn Burns and wife. Vicki, of Oxford, Terry Wilson Burns and wife. Wanda, of Water Valley, and Cecil McRae Burns of Oxford; two sisters, Francis Wright Summers of Coffeeville and Jane Wilson Carpenter of Grenada; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Calvary Hill Church of Christ, 438 Cherokee Dr., Oxford, MS 38655 or The National Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601-7633.
Visitation will be from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
To send an online condolence visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.

Maggie L. Birks
TUPELO – Maggie L. Birks, 70, died Thursday, April 21, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones amp& Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo.
Jerry Pruitt
IUKA – Jerry Michael “Big Boy” Pruitt, 50, died Thursday, July 21, 2011, at the Tippah County Hospital.
The body will be cremated. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Faye Lomax
IUKA – Faye Lomax, 80, died Thursday, July 21, 2011, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis. She was a member of Iuka Gospel Chapel.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Iuka Gospel Chapel with Bro. Greg Woodruff officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include a son/grandson, Mike Hires of Adamsville, Tenn.; one brother, Roy Provins of Iuka; three sisters, Doris Burleson, Sue Cleveland and Annette Strachan, all of Iuka; grandchildren, Dakota Lovelace and Lacey Leas; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lois Lomax; a son, Bobby Lomax; a daughter, Myra Lomax Page; her parents, Walter and Beulah Province; and two brothers, Charles Province and Bill Province.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Eloise Lindsey
SMITHVILLE – Eloise W. Lindsey, 88, died on Thursday, July 21, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Born on April 2, 1923, in Smithville, she was a daughter of the late Carlos E. and Ovie Holloway Sullivan. She loved spending time with family and friends. She enjoyed gardening and working in her yard. Her favorite activity was raising and selling dogs, which she devoted many years to after retiring from Amory Garment Company, where she had worked over 30 years. She had several dogs and a cat that she kept as pets who were her constant companions.
She is survived by a son, Billy Barrett (Sharron) of Fulton; sisters, Opalean Murphy and Reba Turner of Amory and Mildred Culverhouse (Gary) and Lara Gene Wheeler of Fulton; brother, James H. “Buddy” Sullivan (Jackie) of Bigbee; grandchildren, Brandon Barrett (Leigh-Ann) and Sarah Barrett; two great-granddaughters, Shelby and Samantha Barrett; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Hazel Noe and Vernie Sullivan, and two children, Bobby Dean Barrett and Maideen Barrett.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m. today at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Bro. Van Dale Hudson and Bro. Jim Wismer officiating. Burial will follow in Young Memorial Garden.
Visitation will continue until the service hour today.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

James Pickens Sr.
NEW ALBANY – James Artie Pickens Sr., 92, died Friday, July 22, 2011, at the Sunshine Nursing Home in Pontotoc. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service.
Collie Rogers
OXFORD – Collie Rogers, 96, died Thursday, July 21, 2011, at the Graceland Care Center in Oxford.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at East Providence M.B. Church. Burial will be in Yocona Cemetery in Taylor. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Stormy Bishop
GUNTOWN – Stormy Bishop 16, died Tuesday, July 19, 2011. He was a student at Saltillo High School.
No public service will be announced at this time. Waters Funeral Home is assisting the family.
He is survived by his one brother, Stony Bishop of Guntown; his mother, Tonya Cunningham of Guntown; his grandparents, Roy and Brenda Bishop of Guntown; his uncles, George Wesley Bishop and Timothy Ray Bishop; a special cousin, Tami Statdeluacher of Texas; cousins, D.J., Krissa and Damian Wolf of Baldwyn; and a host of other cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Dale Leo Bishop.
Honorary pallbearer will be his special friend, Dr. Kristen Bolten.

Linda Bare
TUPELO – Linda Diane Taylor Bare, 64, died Thursday, July 21, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. She was born in Clinton, Ill., on Aug. 2, 1947, to Charles R. Taylor Jr. and Mary Alice Peavler Taylor. She worked many years at Eureka Vacuum Cleaner Company in Bloomington, Ill., and later worked in accounting for retail office supplies. She lived the latter part of her life in Lee County, moving to Tupelo in 1991. She was an avid reader who loved her dogs and enjoyed watching NASCAR. She loved her family and was especially fond of her grandchildren.
She is survived by her children, Richard L. Taylor (Dena) of Guntown, Kimberly K. Brownfield of Clinton, Ill., and R. Alex Brownfield (Dawn) of Tupelo; her sister, Barbara Morris of Clinton, Ill.; two grandchildren, Courtney Taylor and Kylee Brownfield; two great-grandchildren, Kamden Rees and Kassi Taylor; and her caregiver and housekeeper, Elizabeth.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Duane Dale Bare; a brother, Charles R. Taylor III and a granddaughter, Brittany Rees.
At the family’s request, there will be no visitation or services. Holland Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Jodie Capps
SUMTER, N.C. – Jodie “J.C.” Capps, 85, died Friday, July 22, 2011, at Tuomey Healthcare System. He was the husband of the late Jean Valerie Capps. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Palmer Memorial Chapel in Sumter, N.C.

Troy Dingler
PADEN – Troy Leon Dingler, 70, died Friday, July 22, 2011, at Longwood Community Living Center in Booneville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home.

Laura Dillard
PONTOTOC – Laura Dillard, 81, died Friday, July 22, 2011, at her home in Pontotoc County. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Baldwin-Nowell Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

Brandon Wilbanks
WALNUT – Brandon Wilbanks, 8, died Friday, July 22, 2011, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ripley Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home.

Ben Brown
PONTOTOC – Benjamin Israel Brown, 30, died Thursday, July 21, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Pontotoc as the result of a motorcycle accident. He was a member of the Laodicea Primitive Baptist Church. He was a 1998 graduate of South Pontotoc High School and a 2009 graduate of the Mississippi State Fire Academy, where he was class valedictorian. He was an NREMT Basic and had just been accepted into the paramedic program at Itawamba Community College. He was a firefighter with the New Albany Fire Department and a volunteer firefighter with the Pontotoc Fire Department. He loved spending time with his family and friends.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Browning Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Marcus Coward officiating. Burial will follow in the Laodicea Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Erica Duncan Brown; his children, Austin and Emma; his mother, Ladean Waldrop Goodrich and Ken of Pontotoc; his father, Terry Lee Brown and Barbara of Pontotoc; a sister, Jessica Brown of Lafayette Springs; his grandparents, Collins and Wilma Waldrop of Thaxton, Charlie and Vera Brown of Thaxton, Dessee Goodrich of Pontotoc, and Ed and Maybell Rainey of Ripley; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Robert Goodrich.
Pallbearers will be firefighters from the New Albany Fire Department and the Pontotoc Fire department.
Visitation will continue from noon to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Condolences may be offered at www.browningpontotoc.com.

Butch Garrett
SHANNON – Clarence Ray “Butch” Garrett, 60, died Friday, July 22, 2011, at Community Hospice-Darlington Oaks in Verona after a week-long illness. He was born Dec. 15, 1950, in Tupelo to John W. Garrett and Ida Pearl Garrett. A lifelong resident of Shannon and graduate of Shannon High School in 1969, he attended Itawamba Community College, where he became a certified welder. He was self-employed owner of Garrett Welding and was known far and wide for his master welding and fabrication skills. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing and riding four-wheelers. Mr. Garrett was a longtime member of Calvary Baptist Church in Shannon. He enjoyed gardening and especially loved spending time with his grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Jay Knight and Bro. George Allen officiating. Private burial will follow in Garrett Family Plot at Old Union Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today and from noon to service time Sunday. Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his parents, John and Pearl Garrett of Shannon; his son, Jonathan Matthew Garrett of Shannon; his daughter, Candice Marie Garrett of Tupelo; two brothers, Dan Garrett of Shannon and Richard Garrett (Debbie) of Tupelo; two sisters, Margaret Chaney (Jimmy) of Plantersville and Linda McCullough (Daniel) of Shannon; five grandchildren, Xavier and Jalin Harper, Madison and Malichi Dennis, and Levi Garrett; a very special friend, Patti Abernathy of Old Union; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be his brothers, Dan and Richard Garrett, Eddie Kyle, Tom Henry “Punnie” Lyles, Timmy Simmons and Doug Locklner.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1, Tupelo, MS 38801; or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Lois Colburn
PLANO, Texas – Lois Naramore Colburn, 90, died Thursday, July 21, 2011, at The Belmont of Twin Creeks in Allen, Texas. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory.
Visitation will be from 12:30 to 1:50 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Otho Morris
SMITHVILLE – Otho Gene Morris, 61, died Friday, July 22, 2011, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Ronald Learned
CORDOVA, Tenn. – Ronald Edward Learned, 62, died Friday, July 22, 2011, at Baptist Hospital East in Memphis. He was born June 16, 1949, to Lawrence and Dorothy Whitaker Learned. He was a member of Colonial Hill Baptist Church in Southaven. He was a entomologist with the Defense Depot. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and retired from the U.S. Post Office.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tim Osbourne officiating. Burial will be in NBS Cemetery with military honors.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Learned of Cordova, Tenn.; two daughters, Rhonda Greever (Brian) of Glasgow, Ky., and Wanatha Nicole Learned of Cordova; two sons, Ronald E. Learned Jr. (Amanda) and Patrick Norman Learned, all of Cordova; four sisters, Juanita Harris of Halls, Tenn., Betty McKnight of Munsford, Tenn., Millie Lacomb of Millington, Tenn., and Barbara Jatho of Cordova; two brothers, Richard (Jed) Learned of Atoka, Tenn., and Dennis (Dink) Learned of Cherry Point, N.C.; three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be Mike Flowers, William Rutherford, Jason Hodge, Ethan Waldrop, Cody Spencer and Matthew Barber.
Visitation will be 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Monday at Ripley Funeral Home.
To view obituaries online and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.
Margaret Taylor
AUBURN – Mary Margaret Taylor, 80, died Friday, July 22, 2011, at Dogwood Plantation in Fulton after an extended illness. A native and lifelong resident of the Auburn community, she was born June 17, 1931, to Virgil and Hycinth Bishop Thompson. She worked 26 years for Hunter-Sadler Manufacturing, now Oxford Industries. She especially enjoyed growing and arranging flowers, helping friends with weddings and special events. She loved animals of all kinds, particularly her favorite pet poodle, Pierre. She was an active member of Auburn Baptist Church.
Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Auburn Baptist Church with Rev. Bob O’Neal officiating. Burial will be in Auburn Cemetery. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Debbie Hallmark (Dennis)of Eggville community and Brenda Davis (Randy) of Saltillo; her son, Dennis Taylor (Nell) of Old Union community; her sister, Mildred Loyd (Paul) of Eggville; five grandchildren, Chris Hallmark (Holly) of Greenville, S.C., Brent Hallmark of Tupelo, Luann Smith (Stephen) of O’Fallon, Ill., Mark Taylor and Morgan Taylor, both of Old Union; six great-grandchildren, MaKayla Hallmark, Taylor Hallmark, Alyssa Hallmark, Breely Smith, Banks Smith and Sabastian Bodhi Smith; her nephews, Mike Loyd and Thomas Loyd.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, William Lee “Willie” Taylor, who died October 16, 1999.
Pallbearers will be Mike Loyd, Thomas Loyd, Chris Hallmark, Brent Hallmark, Mark Taylor and Tim Howell.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service time Monday at the church.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Charles Loyd
BLUE SPRINGS – Charles Patrick Loyd. 25, died Thursday, July 21, 2011, as the result of a motorcycle accident on Hwy. 348. He was born Dec. 10, 1985. He was a Lee County corrections officer and a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Terry Faulkner and Bro. Matt Long officiating. Burial will be in Zion Hill Cemetery.-
He is survived by his daughter, Kadence Loyd of Tupelo; his parents, Charles Edward and Patsy Stanford Loyd; an aunt, Jackie Stanford Bell of Baldwyn; a cousin, Michelle Stanford Wigginton (Jim)of Olive Branch; his grandparents, Jim and Nancy McCain of Fulton.
He was preceded in death by grandparents, Mac and Elaine Stanford and Dean McCain, and an uncle, Malcolm Stanford.
His pallbearers will be Eric Lewis, Cody Wooten, Daniel Conlee, Craig Langley, Jim Wigginton and Ronnie Bell.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home.