Obituaries July 30, 2011

By NEMS Daily Journal

Warrene Cutcliff
AMORY – Warrene Cutcliff, 102, died Thursday, July 28, 2011, at River Place Nursing. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Troy Heavner
ZION, Ill. – Troy Heavener, 84, formerly of Baldwyn, died Friday, July 29, 2011, in Zion, Ill., after an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 2 until 4 p.m. Sunday.

Jim Archie
ATLANTA – James “Jim” Archie Sr., 68, died Sunday, July 24, 2011, at Henry County Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

Era Mae Waters
TUPELO – Era Mae Waters, 92, died Thursday, July 28, 2011, at the Green Houses at Traceway after an extended illness. She was born in Ennis, Texas, on Nov. 10, 1918, to Emory Nehemiah and Brady Monaghan Griffin. She worked for the Tupelo Public Schools at Joyner Street School and the Tupelo Uniform Center. She was a member of West Jackson Street Baptist Church. She loved to sew and was an avid cook and did her own canning.
Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Rev. Chuck Castles officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one son, William Ford amp”Billamp” Waters Jr. (Sunny) of Belden; two daughters, Gail Castles (Chuck) of Selmer, Tenn., and Ann Benson (Rusty) of Tupelo; one sister, Pauline Griffin Morse of Marietta, Ga.; 11 grandchildren, Bill Waters III (Jennifer) of Dallas, Texas, Beth Waters Eckard (Dax) of Tupelo, Becky Waters Wesley (Jonathan) of Denham Springs, La., Henry Waters of Dallas, Texas, Jonathan Castles (Nikki) of Jackson, Tenn., Joy Castles Case (Benjie) of Selmer, Tenn., Jason Castles of Jackson, Tenn., Jimmy Castles of Selmer, Tenn., Graham Benson (Peri) of Collierville, Tenn., Kyle Benson (Gabby) of Nashville, Tenn. and Emory Benson Kirk (Adam) of Tupelo; 11 great-grandchildren, Massie Eckard, Addy Eckard, Aubrey Wesley, Izzie Castles, Tucker Case, Ty Case, Taylor Case, Reid Benson, Griffin Benson, Anna Grace Laird and Mattie Ruth Kirk; special niece, Pat Heege (Jim) of Baton Rouge, La.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 64 years, Ford Waters, in January 2006; and eight brothers and five sisters.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons and grandsons-in-law.
Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. today and continue from 2 p.m. until service time Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to The Green Houses of United Methodist Senior Services, 2800 West Main Street, Tupelo, MS 38801.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Barbara Sutherland
BRUCE – Barbara Ann Collums Sutherland, 76, died Friday, July 29, 2011, at Calhoun Health Services Hospital in Calhoun City. She was born Jan. 1, 1935, in Bruce. She was a graduate of Bruce High School and the University of Mississippi. She was a homemaker and a member of Bruce First Baptist Church and the Red Hat Club in Paris.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Parker MEmorial funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Darrell Logan officiating. Burial will be in the Bruce Cemetery. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Randall Sutherland of Bruce; two daughters, Robin James (Squeaky) and Shannon Cain, both of Bruce; two sons, Ken Inman (Tammy) of Bolivar, Tenn., and Lynn Inman (Pam) of Bruce; nine grandchildren, Adam Inman, Nick James, Tyler James, Chance Inman, Maria Inman, Gency Cain, Brianne Cain, Morgan Inman, Brennan Inman; three great-grandchildren, Kyle McGinnis, Jacie McGinnis and Ethan James.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Rufus Collums and Nellie Mae Listenbee Collums; a son, Scottie Lynn Inman; and a sister, Geraldine Collums.
Pallbearers will be Chance Inman, Tyler James, Nick James, Adam Inman, William Hamilton and Brennan Inman.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at www.parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com.

Kylee Davis
BOONEVILLE – Kylee Gayle Davis, 3 months, died Friday, July 29, 2011, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home.

Lucille Letson
GUNTOWN – Lona Lucille Letson, 95, died on Thursday, July 28, 2011, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. She was born Aug. 29, 1915. She was a member of Unity Baptist Church in Guntown, where she was the oldest church member. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, and taking care of her grandchildren. She was a retired seamstress for PlayCraft Mfg. and she was a custodian for Lee County School System.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Unity Baptist Church with Bro. Eddie Boutwell officiating. Burial will be in Unity Cemetery. Waters Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by one brother, Burma Stanford; her children, Ray Letson (JoAnn), Johnny Letson (Sandra), Betty Heavener (George) and Jean Knight (Dennis); 16 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, James Arnold Letson.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Dale Letson, Randy Letson, Kevin Letson, David Letson, Scott Boutwell and Sean Boutwell.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home and from 2 p.m. until service time Sunday at the church.

Tommy Cloyd
BERLIN, Md. – Tommy James Cloyd, 84, died Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born in East Tupelo, he was the son of the late Robert Cloyd and Annie Butler Cloyd. He was preceded in death by his wife Doris Hazel Cloyd. Mr. Cloyd was a U.S. Navy veteran having served as Seaman 1st Class. He worked for many years with Perdue until his retirement. He was a great man who would help anyone, animals as well as people. He will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his children, Connie Stevens, Gordon Cloyd and James Cloyd; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Billy Cloyd Sr.
A memorial service will be held at noon today at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin, where friends may call from 11 a.m. to noon. Inurnment will follow in Sunset Memorial Park in Berlin.

Buddy McKinney
TUPELO – William T. “Buddy” McKinney, 79, died Thursday, July 28, 2011, at his residence. He was born June 5, 1932, in Tupelo. He was retired after 22 years of service with the United States Air Force, where he was a Senior Master Sergeant. He was a member of Boguefala Baptist Church. He was an avid fisherman and also enjoyed Ham radios. A family man, he was a beloved husband, father and grandfather.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Rev. Roger D. Franks officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Clara Nell McKinney of Tupelo; one son, Butch McKinney (Mitzie) of Tupelo; one daughter, Debbie Fonseca (Joe) of Riverside, Calif.; two stepdaughters, Lisa Wheat (Jason) of Tupelo and Teresa Johnson of Mooreville; one stepson, Danny Lewis of Tupelo; one brother, Jack McKinney (Doris) of Verona; 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Shari Freeman; and one sister, Tolsie Clayton.
Pallbearers will be Eric Walters, Jason Wheat, Danny Lewis, Nick Lewis, Michael Wood and Jessie Ford.
Memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society, 607 W. Main Street, Tupelo, MS 38801 or the American Heart Society, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231.
Visitation will be 1 p.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

John McDonald
AMORY – John McDonald, 68, died Thursday, July 28, 2011, at the Elvis Presley Trauma Center in Memphis. He was born April 21, 1943, to Albert McDonald and Effie Tate McDonald in Monroe County. He lived most of his life in Monroe County. He retired from Royal Trucking, where he was a diesel mechanic.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Bro. Robert Earl Fowlkes officiating. Burial will be in Greenbriar Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Beth McDonald Schmoock and husband, Hans and Kim McDonald Hazzard, all of Amory; one son, John McDonald and wife, Christy, of Nettleton; three sisters, Thelma Carter and husband, Doug, of Quincy, Barbara Coxey of Smithville, and Geraldine Mitchell and husband, Jerry, of Becker; a half brother, Luther McDonald of Chicago; a half sister, Ruby Charles of Forrest City, Ark.; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Bobby McDonald.
Pallbearers will be Chris Mann, Andy Mann, Jimmy Knox, Don Davis, Doyle Davis and Ken Eubanks.
Visitation will be from 3 until 7 p.m. Sunday at theTisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.
To sign the register and send condolences online, visit www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Everett Mason
SOMERVILLE, Tenn. – Everett Leon Mason, 78, died Wednesday, July 27, 2011, at Methodist Hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Peebles Main Chapel in Somerville, Tenn. Burial will be in the Hood Cemetery in the Warren community of Somerville. Peebles Fayette County Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn R. Mason of Iuka; three daughters, Linda Sherrill of Memphis, Pam Powell of Saulsbury, Tenn., and Dottie Sanders of Memphis.

Michael Tedford
PONTOTOC – Michael Dewayne Tedford, 58, died Friday, July 29, 2011, at his home. He was a carpenter before becoming disabled.
A graveside memorial service will be at 5 p.m. Monday at Eddington Cemetery with Bro. Greg Herndon officiating. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include a daughter, Brittany Boyett and husband, Coley Boyett; a grandson, Ethan Boyett; two sisters, Diane Russell and bobbie Merritt; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Tedford; his parents, Theo and Mary Uis Tedford; three sisters and one brother.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tutor Memorial Funeral Home, 270 Coffee St., Pontotoc, MS 38863.

Johnny Reese
EUPORA – Johnny Reese, 92, died Thursday, July 28, 2011, at his home in Eupora.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at West Shady Grove Baptist Church in Webster County. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Irene Robertson
AMORY – Irene Greenhaw Robertson, 80, died Friday, July 29, 2011, at Community Hospice at Darlington Oaks. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home.
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.

Emma J. Adams
AMORY – Emma J. Adams, 82, died on Friday, July 29, 2011, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center. Born on Jan. 9, 1929, in Aberdeen, she was a daughter of the late Eulous R. and Alline Smith Renfro. She was a graduate of Greenwood Springs School. She married Alfred C. Adams in 1947. For over 45 years, she worked as a seamstress at McCoy Manufacturing and Amory Garment. A God-fearing woman, she was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. A sweet, loving, wonderful, and dependable lady, Mrs. Adams cherished the time spent with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed listening to gospel music, working in her flowers, and scrapbooking.
She is survived by her daughters, Brenda J. McCool (James) of Greenwood Springs, Holly G. Clayton (Jimmy) of Amory, Peggy M. Whitaker (Mike) of Greenwood Springs and Susan T. Smith (Roger) of Greenwood Springs; sons, Richard C. Adams (Betty) of Fulton and Ronnie J. Adams (Arlene) of Sulligent, Ala.; sisters, Audine Sims of Hatley and Flora A. Kyle of Wren; brothers, Grafton Renfro (Mamie) of Mobile, Ala., and Clady C. Renfro of Sulligent, Ala.; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Matthew Clayton; and two great-grandsons, Mason Reed Adams and Tucker Lee Tubb.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m. today at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Bro. Jack Dauphin officiating. Burial will follow in Lann Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be selected from members of her family. Honorary pallbearers will be the Senior Sunday school class and the Church Youth Group.
Visitation will continue until the service hour today.
Memorials may be given to Trinity Baptist Church, 50007 Durrett Circle, Aberdeen, MS 39730.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Bob Homan
MEMPHIS – Robert Joel “Bob” Homan, 49, died suddenly Thursday, July 28, 2011, at his residence in Memphis. He was born May 26, 1962, in Little Rock, Ark., to Raymond Homan and Betty Wilson “Jean” Homan. He lived his growing-up years in the Lee/Pontotoc county area, and later moved to Memphis where he lived for over 15 years. He was a telephone marketing manager before becoming disabled many years ago. An avid Mississippi State University sports fan and former Tupelo Hog Roaster, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time on the computer.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Chesterville Calvary Baptist Church with Bro. Wes Stephens officiating. Private burial will follow in the Holcomb Family Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors and from 2:30 p.m. to service time on Sunday at the church. Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel is entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be e mailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.
Survivors include his wife, Tonya Webb Homan of Memphis, whom he married March 24, 1995; his daughter, Rachel Homan of Memphis; his parents, Raymond and Jean Homan of Furrs Community; his sister, Annette Clemons and her husband, Kenneth “Casey” Clemons, of Tupelo; his mother-in-law, Irene G. Webb of Memphis; a nephew, Zach Clemons of Tupelo.

Clarence Pace
IUKA – Clarence Lee Pace, 43, died Thursday, July 28, 2011, at his residence.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka. Interment will follow in Providence Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is entrusted with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center by calling (901) 287-6308; or online at www.lebonheur.org.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Eddie Reece McMillin
RIPLEY – Eddie Reece McMillin, 78, died Thursday, July 28, 2001, at Golden Living Nursing Home in Ripley. He was born Jan. 20, 1935, to Ernest W. and Lily Dawkins McMillin in Falkner. He was a retired farmer and a member of Falkner Baptist Church, where he served as deacon for more than 40 years. He was a United States Army veteran, serving during the Korean conflict. He was a Mason and he served on the Tippah County School Board for many years.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Falkner Baptist Church with Bro. Mark Jones and Bro. Stanley Huddleston officiating. Burial will be in the Falkner Cemetery. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Joan Yancey McMillin of Ripley; two daughters, Reesa Odom (Clint) and Alonna Mullins (Steve), both of Ripley; two sons, Eddie Joe McMillin (Suzanne) of Ripley and Terry McMillin (Susan) of Greenwood; one brother, James W. “Buddy” McMillin (Waurine) of Ripley; a sister, Margaret Moore (Fred) of Tiplersville; a sister-in-law, Helen McMillin of Falkner; eight grandchildren, Nick Hall, Eric Odom, Dustin McMillin, Aaron McMillin, Chelsea McMillin, Grace Anne McMillin, Trey Burroughs and Myleigh Burroughs; five great-grandchildren, Jace Hall, Alora Hall, Gage Harrell, Jack McMillin and Alyssa Burroughs.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Deborah Kaye Hall; and a brother, Ernest Wright McMillin.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons and grandsons-in-law. Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of Falkner Baptist Church.
Visitation will be from 7 a.m. to service time today at the church.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.