Obituaries July 7, 2010

Sandra Jenkins-Sharma
OXFORD – Sandra D. Jenkins-Sharma, 70, died Monday, July 5, 2010, at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford.
James White
BOONEVILLE – James Harold White, 57, died Sunday, July 4, 2010, in Farrington, Tenn., as the result of a motorcycle accident. He was born Aug. 31, 1952, to Jimmy and Martha Dodds White. He was a member of First Baptist Church and the owner of White’s Booneville Tires and Rental Center. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He loved riding motorcycles and spending time with his grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Lynn Jones and Bro. Jack Whitley officiating. Burial will be in the Liberty Memorial Gardens.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Linda Sherrill White; his daughter, Jennifer (Todd) Dickerson; his son, Adam (Kim) White; his parents, Jimmy and Martha White; two sisters, Kathy (Don) Holley and Judy (Jr.) Geno; his brother, Mark (Vicki) White; five grandchildren, Shelby Dickerson, Tate Dickerson, John Adam White, Kade White and Taylor Brooke White; his brother-in-law and special friend, Larry George; a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be his nephews, Jody Holley, Brian George, Trevor George, Dudley White and Michael Sypniewski, and a special friend, Jason Jackson.
Visitation will be 5 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Thursday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
W.A. Reynolds
IUKA – Willie Aster Reynolds, 94, died Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Iuka.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Pleasant Grove Church of Christ. Interment will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Thursday at the church.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
Cardella Wanton
SELMER, Tenn. – Cardella C. Wanton, 92, died Monday, July 5, 2010, at the McNairy Regional Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel in Corinth.
Kathreen Pennington
CAROLINA – Addie Kathreen Barber Pennington, 84, died Monday, July 5, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Born Sept. 20, 1925, in the Ratliff community, she was the daughter of the late Blanchard and Annie Lou Files Barber. She lived in Winter Haven, Fla., and in Carolina for 66 years. She married William Lindley Pennington in 1944; he died in 1990. Before her retirement, she worked for Reed Manufacturing for 47 years. A dedicated member of New Bethel Baptist Church, she enjoyed her family, quilting, cooking, gardening and traveling.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with Bro. Joey Goodwin and Bro. Howard Pearce officiating. Burial will be in the Wiygul Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Harold Lee Pennington (Shirley) of Nesbit; two daughters, Peggy Swan (Kenneth) of Amory and Frances Vann (Brownie) of Nettleton; one sister, Martha Barber Waters of Lee, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Roger Pennington (Christy), Lisa Tribble (Barry), Kathy Hall (Randy), Keisha Brown (Jeff), Leigh Ann Taylor (Randy), Brent Swan (Amy) and Kim Holcomb (Tim); 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sisters, Betty Tafoya and Earline Helms; and one brother, Roy Barber.
Pallbearers will be Roger Pennington, Brent Swan, Josh Hall, Lucas Culver, Evan Holcomb, Noah Holcomb and Chase Brown.
Visitation will continue until service time today at the funeral home.
John Crowley Sr.
WEST POINT – John Wesley Crowley Sr., 93, died Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Woodland. Burial will be in Callahan Cemetery in Woodland. 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.
Raymond C. Kirby
CORINTH – Raymond C. Kirby, 70, died Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at The Meadows Nursing Home.
Services with military honors will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Biggersville Pentecostal Church. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. to service time Thursday at the church.
Online condolences may be left at www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.
Troy Marion
PLANTERSVILLE – Troy Marion, 78, died Sunday, July 4, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Jan. 16, 1932, to Hayes Marion and Fannie Partlow.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Plantersville gym with the Rev. Celester Davis officiating. Burial will be in the New Zion Cemetery. Agnew amp& Sons Funeral Home of Verona is in charge of arrangement.
Survivors include his wife, Mable Marion of Plantersville; two sisters, Vernia Mae (James) Brown of Plantersville and Carrie Gibson of St. Louis, Mo.; one brother, Harry Marion Sr.; his children, Joey (Alice) Marion, Dennis Shumpert, Tyrone Heard and Wanda Ruff, all of Plantersville; three stepchildren, Vada (Niecy) Winn of Stockbridge, Ga., Kenneth (Michelle) Chrome and Cynithis McShan, both of Plantersville; a special daughter-in-law, Vernicia L. Winn; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
The body will be placed in the gym one hour prior to service time.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry at www.agnewandsons.com.
Melba Yancy
SAREPTA – Melba Chilcoat Yancy, 90, died Monday, July 5, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. She was born Jan. 19, 1920, in Lafayette County. She was a graduate of East Mississippi Community College and the University of Mississippi. She was a retired fourth grade teacher for Bruce Elementary School, retiring after more than 30 years in education. She was a member of Sarepta Baptist Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Sarepta Baptist Church with the Rev. Danny Spratlin and the Rev. Jon Vanlandingham officiating. Burial will be in the Sarepta Cemetery. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Peggy Harris and husband, Dreher, of Oxford; nieces, Sandra Wright of Tupelo, Donna Geater of Troy, Mich., Vannette Thomas of Memphis, Patti Rose Hill of Bartlett, Tenn., Leslie Sisney of Phoenix, Ariz.; nephews, Greg Brewer of Oxford, Tommy Harrison of Millington, Tenn., Larry Wayne Hill of Bartlett, Tenn., George Chilcoat of Orem, Utah, and Bobby Chilcoat of Phoenix, Ariz.; her caregiver, Jennifer Williams of Oxford; and a special friend, Mary Ann Huckaby of Oxford.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Cony Wayne Yancy; her parents, John Louis Chilcoat and Lesue Leachman Chilcoat; and a brother, William Louis Chilcoat.
Pallbearers will be Dr. Mike Young, Greg Brewer, Tommy Harrison, Dr. Dennis Wright, Larry Wayne Hill and Joey Hill.
Visitation will be from noon to 2:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
James Roberson Jr.
OXFORD – James “Sole” Roberson Jr., 63, died Monday, July 5, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Buford Chapel United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery in Oxford. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.
Shirley Barnett
RIPLEY – Shirley Barnett, 74, died Sunday, July 4, 2010, at the Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Foster amp& Son Funeral Home of Ripley.
Jimmie Lee Collins
HOUSTON – Jimmie Lee Collins, 81, died Monday, July 5, 2010, at Trace Regional Hospital in Houston. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Montgomery Mortuary in Houston.
Charles Howell
POTTS CAMP – Charles Vardaman Howell, 78, died Monday, July 5, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Jan. 9, 1932, in Benton County to Charlie Horace and Jenny Florence Hopper Howell. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a retired truck driver and an avid gardener. He was a member of Amaziah Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at United Funeral Service in New Albany with Rev. Jason Howell officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Holly Springs.
Survivors include one daughter, Betty Bryant of Holly Springs; three sons, Wayne Howell, Larry Howell and Eric Howell, all of Potts Camp; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Howell; a daughter, Linda Howell; a sister, Clyster Yarborough; and a great-grandson, James Michael Derryberry.
Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to service time Thursday at the funeral home.
In honor of Mr. Howell’s service to his country, United Funeral Service will fly the U.S. Air Force flag during his visitation and funeral service.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.
Drew Scribner
HOOVER, Ala. – Gerald Andrew “Drew” Scribner, 25, died Monday, July 5, 2010, from injuries sustained in a fall when a balcony collapsed in Birmingham on July 4, 2010. He was born on Sept. 7, 1984, in Tupelo to Gerald Scribner and Amy Bryan. He was a native of Nettleton and a resident of Alabama for the past 20 years. He was a graduate of Homewood High School in Birmingham. He was a Senior Airman in the U. S. Air Force Reserve, serving in Kuwait.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. James Marks and Bro. Mike Tucker officiating. Interment is in Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from noon until 3 p.m. Thursday at the Tupelo Chapel.
Survivors include his mother, Amy Bryan of Tupelo; his father, Gerald Lex Scribner (Sonya) of Tupelo; a sister, Maggie Loren Scribner of Daphne, Ala.; a stepsister, Brandie Ling (Jason) of Tupelo; a stepbrother, Brian Carter (LeAnn) of Saltillo; his grandparents, Stanley and Barbara Bryan of Tupelo and Sue Scribner of Plantersville; aunts and uncles, Angie and Mike Tucker of Smithville, Phyllis Wallo of New Orleans, Susan and Michael Jackson of Tupelo, Jenny and Rickey Barnes of Ozark, Mark and Myra Sansing of Corpus Christi, Texas; and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Lex Scribner, and a sister, Beth Scribner.
Pallbearers are Bryant Culpepper, Adam Turner, Matthew Swartz, Joshua Phillips, Nick Smith, Zack Deckard, Jarrod Upton and Adam Webber.
Honorary pallbearers are Cody Sigrest, Bobby Ratliff, Luke Tucker, Tyler Wallo, Nathan Wallo and John Bryan Barnes.
Katherine Harries
OKOLONA – Katherine Harries died Friday, July 2, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial Funeral Home of Okolona.
Buddy Peden
PONTOTOC – John William “Buddy” Peden, 57, died Saturday, July 3, 2010, at the Federal Medical Center in Butner, N.C. He was born in Pontotoc and graduated from Saltillo High School. He lived in Tennessee as an adult. He was a Baptist. An accomplished artist, he loved painting, fishing, hunting and music.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Friday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with Bro. David Hamilton officiating. Burial will be in Cruse Cemetery.
Survivors include his mother, Doris Peden King (Danny) of Pontotoc; one son, William Loyd Peden, and his son’s mother, Debbie Peden; one stepdaughter, Christina Farkas, all of Seminole, Fla.; one stepson, Brian Hollowell of Memphis; one brother, Joe Peden (Mary Ann); five sisters, Cindy Jackson (Ricky), Julie Sterling (Buster) and Angie Peden, all of Guntown, Donna Dulaney (Neil) of Saltillo and Kismet Cherie Fair (Eric) of Worcester, Mass.; his stepmother, Norma Peden, and a granddaughter, Alisha Rea of Guntown; two special stepsisters, Gayla Page of Denver, Colo., and Lori Page (Mike) of Gleason, Tenn.; several stepgrandchildren, nieces, nephews and a host of cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Billy G. Peden; his grandparents, Monard and Oma Patterson, and Loyd and Maude Peden; two nephews, Alan King and Billy Joe Peden; and a stepbrother, Greg Page.
Pallbearers will be Bill Hattox, Frankie Patterson, Pat Todd, Larry Conlee, Rodney Akers, Donald Miller, Jerry Stutsy and Stan Patterson.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday.
Bonnie Vandercook
TUPELO – Bonnie Vandercook, 77, died Monday, July 5, 2010, at Avonlea Assisted Living after an extended illness. A Wisconsin native, she was born Nov. 11, 1932, to Magnus and Laura Mitz Bush. She worked for Appleton Electric Company and also as a bank teller for Community Bank. She was an avid reader and loved to travel. She was the widow of Richard Vandercook. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church.
Graveside services will be at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Corinth National Cemetery with Sammy Lansdell officiating. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Denise Oneil (Tim) of South Milwaukee, Wis., and Laurie Webber of Tupelo; one son, Bob Wesolowski (Connie) of Atlanta, Ga.; and nine grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband; her son, Michael Wesolowski; and her sister, Beverly Fitzner.
Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Saltillo Funeral Home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
James Gray
FULTON – James Gray, 73, died Monday, July 5, 2010, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Senter Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton. Burial will be in the Walton Church Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 7 a.m. to service time today.

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