Obituaries July 31, 2011

By NEMS Daily Journal

Ann Potter
TISHOMINGO – Zetta Ann Potter, 71, of Tishomingo, died Saturday, July 30, 2011, at her home.
The body will be cremated. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of arrangements.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
Gilbert McCarter
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Gilbert “Wayne” McCarter, 64, formerly of Corinth, died Friday, July 29, 2011, at Veterans Hospital in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at McPeters Funeral Directors Chapel. Burial, with military honors, will be at Corinth National Cemetery. McPeters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Lebonheur Children’s Hospital or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital of Memphis.
McPeters Funeral Directors in charge of arrangements.
Joe Reese
RIPLEY – Michael Joe Reese, 50, died Thursday, July 28, 2011, in Effingham, Ill. as the result of a trucking accident. He was born Feb. 13, 1961, to Charlene Short Reese Dixon and William Bill Reese. He was a member of Palmer Baptist Church. Joe was a truck driver for Ozark Trucking. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps for four years where he achieved the rank of Corporal, and he also served in the National Guard for seven years and four months. Joe graduated from the Mississippi Law Enforcement Academy in Pearl. He worked with law enforcement for 22 years in Tupelo, Ripley, Belmont, Fulton and Holly Springs. He served as chief of police for the Town of Blue Mountain. He also received training in narcotics. He was a member of the American Legion.
Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Palmer Baptist Church with Bro. Richie Hatcher officiating. Burial will be in Palmer Cemetery. Ripley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his mother, Charlene Short Reese Dixon of Dumas; two daughters, Sharon Reese (Lane Alexander) of Ripley and Leslie Reese (Terrance Edgeston) of Ripley; two sons, Benjamin Reese of Hot Springs, Ark. and Steven Reese of Corinth; five grandchildren, Dashonna Alexander, Destiny Alexander, Drake Reese, Memorie Edgeston and Dakari Alexander; two sisters, Cindy Robinson and Mary Reese, both of Ripley; and two brothers, Charles Reese (Maggie) and Jim Reese (Susan), both of Dumas.
He was preceded in death by his father; and one brother, Dennis “Cowboy” Reese.
Pallbearers will be Lonnie Heavener, John Stubbs, Steve Stubbs, Andy Reese, Sammy Mardis, Eric Bibb and Scott White.
Honorary pallbearers will be Ripley Police Department.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will be at the church one hour prior to service Monday.
To view obituaries online and sign guest book, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.
Eddie McMillin
RIPLEY – Eddie Reece McMillin, 78, died Thursday, July 28, 2011, at Golden Living Nursing Home in Ripley. He was born Jan. 20, 1933, 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 were 2 p.m. Saturday at Falkner Baptist Church with Bro. Mark Jones and Bro. Stanley Huddleston officiating. Burial was in the Falkner Cemetery. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of 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; and 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 were his grandsons and grandsons-in-law. Honorary pallbearers were the deacons of Falkner Baptist Church.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.
Mary Sartin
FULTON – Mary Sartin, 68, died July 29, 2011. She was born April 29, 1943, to Lester and Della Ray Horton in Queen Creek, Ark. she was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Tremont. She was an avid Braves fan and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
Services will be 3 p.m. today at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mike Warren officiating. Burial will be in New Home Cemetery. Senter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Arrie Sartin; two daughters, Doris Robinson (Steve) of Tremont and Dorothy Roberts (Jackie) of Haleyville, Ala.; two sons, Ronald Pickens (Alene) of Haleyville, Ala. and Jimmy Dale Sartin (Penni) of Fairview; four sisters, Barbara Sullivan (Jimmy), Patsy Lane (Henry), both of Queen Creek, Ariz. and Carol Bennett and Brenda Horton, both of Arkansas; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lester and Della Ray Horton.
Pallbearers will be Matthew Roberts, Braden Roberts, Johnathan Robinson, Jackie Roberts, Steve Robinson and Skip Johnson.
Visitation will be from 8 a.m. until service time today.
Irene Robertson
AMORY – Irene Greenhaw Robertson, 80, died Friday, July 29, 2011, at Community Hospice at Darlington Oaks. Born on Feb. 26, 1931, in Madison County, Ala., she was a daughter of Alvie Lee Coleman and Lena Gwathney Greenhaw.
Mrs. Robertson attended Madison County, Ala. Schools and moved to the Mississippi Delta at age 14. Mrs. Robertson married Chester Robertson Jr., on Feb. 26, 1948, and they moved to Amory in 1967. She was a homemaker who was a wonderful, loving and caring mother. A very religious and God-fearing lady, she was a member of First Assembly of God Church and was a former Sunday school teacher. Family-oriented and a fun-loving mother, Mrs. Robertson always looked forward to their annual family reunion. She enjoyed listening to Gospel music, crocheting, cooking, gardening, dancing, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughters, Patsy Jordan of Tupelo, Jane Bell (Stevie) of Amory, Vicki Brunetti (Xan) of Amory and Jackie Robertson of Pensacola, Fla.; sons, Travis Robertson (Joan) of Columbus, Chester “Chet” Robertson III of Okolona, Danny Robertson of Amory and Stephen Robertson of Aliceville, Ala.: sisters, Ruth Johnson of Amory and Sarah Peace (Walter) of Decatur, Ala.; brothers, the Rev. Elvie Greenhaw (Peggy) of Sherman, Johnny Greenhaw (Mary) of Grenada, Roy Greenhaw (Lucy) of Tunica and Oliver Greenhaw (Peggy) of Cleveland; 25 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Rickie Regina Robertson.
A Celebration of Life Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Bro. Malcolm Tidwell and Bro. Stanley Blaylock officiating. Burial will be in Haughton Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Stevie Bell, Cody, Zach and Timothy Jordan, Brandon Reeves and Shawn and Jackie Robertson.
Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Gray and Malcolm Tidwell.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society, c/o Beth May, P.O. Box 269, Amory, MS 38821 or to First Assembly of God Church, 521 Tschudi Road, Amory, MS 38821.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Sara Witcher
TUPELO – Sara Cole Witcher, 70, died suddenly Saturday, July 30, 2011, at her home. She was born in Tupelo on July 8, l941 to the late Woodrow and Marie Caldwell Cole and lived her entire life in East Tupelo. She attended Lawhon School and later Tupelo High School. She and her late husband, Bobby Witcher, owned and operated Tupelo Drafting and Blueprint Company for many years. Her last employment was with Jitney Jungle before her health failed and she took retirement. A member of the Tupelo Freewill Baptist Church and great fan of gospel music, she loved her children and grandchildren dearly and her dogs, Bruno and Tee Tee. She had a keen sense of civic involvement and always kept abreast of current events. She was an avid conversationalist and reader before her eyesight failed.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Monday at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Rev. Bill Roberson officiating. Burial will be in the Witcher family plot at White Zion Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 2 p.m. until service time Monday. Holland Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her three children, Rick Witcher (Teresa) of Brandon, Greg Witcher and Kris Witcher (Kerry Bowers), all of Tupelo; her grandchildren, Alex, Emily, Ashley, Skyler, Curry, Shannon and Wesley Quinton; six great-grandchildren, Kade, Braden, Ashton, Eian, Leah and Lindsey; her sister and caregiver, Sylvia Cole Comer of Tupelo; her brother, Larry Cole (Billie) of Tupelo; a sister-in-law, Sarah Witcher Goodger of Booneville; a brother-in-law, Quinton “Junior” Witcher of Tupelo; and numerous cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bobby Witcher on April 28, 2008; and an infant brother.
Pallbearers will be Kevin Byrd, Davey Cole, Joey Cole, Woody Comer, David Gillentine and Buddy Dixon. Honorary pallbearers will be Ronnie Witcher and Bruce Rushing.
Memorials may be made to French Camp Academy, One Fine Place, French Camp, MS 39745.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.
Marion Miller
FULTON – Marion Agnes Miller, 82 , died Wednesday , July , 27, 2011, at Life Care Center in Winter Haven, Fla. She was born in Itawamba County to Cle and Sarah Grissom Dulaney. She was a homemaker, and she enjoyed country music and gardening.
Services will be at noon Monday at McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. W.D. Humphrees officiating. Burial will be in Itawamba Memorial Gardens. McNeece-Morris Funeral Home of Fulton is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include three sons, Ralph “Butch” Miller of Springville, Ala., Dennis Miller of Dundee, Fla. and Jeff Miller of Winter Haven, Fla.; one daughter, Diane Holverson of Rushville, Neb.; 10 grandchildren, Dana Friske, Bill Holverson, David Miller, Tommy Miller, Chris Miller, Tim Miller, Daniel Miller, Jolene Bramer, Felecia Miller and Amanda Pitman; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Fred Miller, who died in 1983; four brothers, Brittan Dulaney, Thellis Dulaney, Ralvis Dulaney and Thomas Dulaney; and three sisters, Mildred South, Castelhun Chamblee and Waynoka Miller.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Monday at the funeral home.
Warrene Cutcliff
AMORY – Warrene Brownlee Cutcliff, 102, died on Thursday, July 28, 2011, at River Place Nursing Center. Born on March 21, 1909, in Cornersville, she was a daughter of Melvin Franklin and Carle Potter Brownlee.
A Celebration of Life Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Warren R. Coile officiating. Burial will be in Masonic Cemetery. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to First United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 147, Amory, MS 38821 or to a church of choice.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Ila Endter
ABERDEEN – Ila Endter, 96, died Saturday, July 30, 2011, at her home in Aberdeen. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen.
Robert Barnett
TUPELO – Robert Edward “Bobby “Barnett, 54, died Monday, July 25, 2011, at his home. He was born in Fort Belvoir, Va. on June 19, 1957, to William R. and Francis Jo Walls Barnett. He moved to the Tupelo area with his family at the age of 11 and graduated from Shannon High School. He enjoyed gospel music.
Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Mr. Sammy Lansdell officiating.
Survivors include his mother, Francis “Jo” Walls Barnett Maroney of Daleville, Ala.; one brother, Thomas J. Barnett (Karen) of Wayne, Ill.; two sisters, Peggy Suzanne Barnett Watts (James) of Daleville and Jennifer Leigh Maroney of Dallas, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his father in 2005; and his brother, William Michael Barnett in 2000.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 706, Tupelo, MS 38802.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Jackie Glidewell
RIPLEY – Jackie Thomas Glidewell, 92, died July 30, 2011, at Tippah County Hospital Nursing Home in Ripley. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home of Ripley.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Troy Heavener
ZION, Ill. – Troy Heavner, 84, died Thursday, July 28, 2011, at his home in Winthrop Harbor, Ill. He was born Oct. 1, 1926, in Prentiss County to Henry and Lillian Heavner. He grew up in Prentiss County and Red Bay, Ala. He later moved to Cleveland, Ohio and then to Zion, Ill. to work. He retired from Johnson Motors. Later, he spent years studying vitamins and herbs for others to obtain a healthier life style. He enjoyed making music and entertaining others.
Services will be 4 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn with Bro. Lloyd Minor officiating. Burial will be in Asbury Cemetery. Waters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Danny Heavner of Zion, Ill.; one daughter, Lori Mattice, (Richard) of Kenosha, Wis.; grandson, Riley Mattice of Kenosha, Wis.; and granddaughter, Sarah Heavner of Zion, Ill.; the mother of his children, Opal Russell Gilmore; brother, Smith Heavner (Sarah) of Tupelo; and sister, Bobbye Roye (Sam) of Amory.
He was preceded in death by sisters, Ruby Arnold, Lurline Collum and Marie Holland; and brothers, J.V., Paul, Billy Joe and Johnny.
Pallbearers will be selected from members of the family.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
Ricky Brassfield
PONTOTOC – Ricky “Little Ricky, Micky” Brassfield, 29, of Pontotoc, died July 29, 2011, after an automobile accident. He was born May 19, 1982 in Tupelo. He married Kimberly Cumberland April 17, 2003, worked as an assistant supervisor for Southern Quality Meats and was of the Apostolic Faith. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Baldwin-Nowell Funeral Home Chapel of Pontotoc with Bro. Ray Hamblin officiating. Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery. Baldwin-Nowell Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Kimberly Brassfield of Pontotoc; parents, Gary Wayne Sullivan and Tami Sullivan of Pontotoc; two daughters, Madison Nichole “Monkey” and Leanna Grace Brassfield of the home; one sister, Alisha Sullivan of Houston; one brother, Derrick “Biscuit” Sullivan of Houlka; grandmother, Clara Branch of Houston; grandparents, James and Lynell Branch of Houston; one niece, Jacey Malone; two nephews, L.J. Sullivan and Hunter Sullivan; a host of aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ricky Lynn Brassfield; and grandparents, Rex and Bertha Brassfield and Robert and Modene Wilson.
Pallbearers will be Dewayne Brassfield, Michael Cooper, Brandon Hughes, A.J. Mann, Jamie Rowllet and Michael Nix.
Honorary pallbearer will be Derrick Brassfield.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.