Obituaries June 1, 2010

Grace Lane
FALKNER – Grace Viola McKee Lane, 95, died Sunday, May 30, 2010, at Bolivar General Hospital in Bolivar, Tenn.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Hamilton Baptist Church in Walnut. Burial will be in the McKee Cemetery near Walnut. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be until service time today at the Hamilton Baptist Church.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.
Linda Pittman
CORINTH – Linda Gail Pittman, 69, died Sunday, May 30, 2010, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Magnolia Funeral Home. Burial will be in Holly Cemetery.
Visitation will continue from 10 a.m. to service time today at the funeral home.
Dorothy Ransier
NEW ALBANY – Dorothy W. Ransier, 89, the mother of Bro. Charlie Ransier, died Sunday, May 30, 2010, at Graceland Care Center in New Albany. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Radney Funeral Home in Mobile, Ala.
Gertrude James
OXFORD – Mary “Gertrude” Jackson James, 85, died Sunday, May 30, 2010, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Born in Lafayette County, she was the widow of Jesse James. She was a member of New Prospect Baptist Church and participated in the Golden Prospectors Fellowship Group. She was a former Training Union and GA teacher. She was a retired sales clerk for Chapman’s Dry Goods. Mrs.. James enjoyed fishing, tending to her flower garden and crocheting.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at New Prospect Baptist Church with Rev. Ken White and Rev. Ross Robertson officiating. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Calvin D. James and his wife, Linda, of Oxford; two sisters, Myra Vines of Oxford and Nancy Graham of Craigsville, W.Va.; two brothers, Glen Reid Jackson of Jackson and Robert Sherley Jackson of Oxford; three grandchildren, Mitzi Renae Swindle of Mathiston, Pamela Treas Short of Pontotoc, and Kelley Dawn James Jenkins and her husband, Bradley, of Oxford; and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Waller Funeral Home and from noon until the service time Wednesday at New Prospect Baptist Church.
Memorial donations may be made to Kingdom Cemetery Fund, c/o Bobbie Clark, 41 CR 443, Oxford, MS 38655 or New Prospect Baptist Church, 823 Hwy. 334, Oxford, MS 38655.
To leave online condolences, access www.wallerfuneralhome.com.
George Winter
WEST POINT – George Theo Winter, 76, died Sunday, May 30, 2010, at the Select Specialty Hospital in Jackson. He was born Oct. 10, 1933, in Vardaman to Patrick Winter and Ella Burt. He was a retired carpenter. He was an Air Force veteran and served in the Korean conflict.
Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his sons, Mark Winter of Ridgeland, Steven Winter of West Point and Patrick Winter of West Point; his daughters, Shelia Ravandi of League City, Texas, Bonita Groves of Lucedale and Wanda Winter of West Point; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Visitation will be from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
J.C. Stewart
RIENZI – J.C. Stewart, 89, died Sunday, May 30, 2010, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Biggersville Pentecostal Church. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park. Magnolia Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will continue until service time today.
Farley McDivitt
SALTILLO – James “Farley” McDivitt, 69, died Sunday, May 30, 2010, at his residence after an extended illness. A native of Calhoun County and longtime resident of Saltillo, he was the son of James Lamar and Noble Goodwin McDivitt. He enjoyed gardening and working on small engines and motors. A very loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he loved spending time with his family. He was a Mason and a member of Fellowship Baptist Church.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Rev. Scott Witcher and Rev. Scott Cockrell officiating. Burial will be in Fellowship Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, June Gable McDivitt of Saltillo; his children, Rosland Hopkins (Petey) of Guntown, Debra McHann (Billy) of Pontotoc and Brian McDivitt of Saltillo; six grandchildren, Leigh-Anne Wages (fiancampé Trey Hill), Justin Wages and Brooke Wages, all of Guntown, Chassity McCord (Wesley) of Pontotoc, Austin McDivitt and Zachary McDivitt, both of Saltillo; two great-grandchildren, Tucker Wages and Carrie Hill; his triplet brother, Franklin McDivitt (Brenda) of Aniston, Ala.; and his brother-in-law, Charles Grantland of Fulton.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his triplet sister, Eleanor Grantland; and a brother, James Rayburn McDivitt.
Pallbearers will be Eric Garner, Perry Mason, Joe Beasley, Richard Vaughn, Rex Jones, Roger Raines, Michael Gable and Kevin Lindley.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Farley McDivitt Memorial Fund.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Harold Christie
NEW ALBANY – Harold D. Christie, 71, died Monday, May 31, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto County. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service in New Albany.
Chloe Tucker
NEW ALBANY – Chloe Isabella Tucker, 3-month-old daughter of Jon Paul and Amy Tucker, died suddenly Monday, May 31, 2010, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Holland Funeral Chapel, Tupelo Chapel.
Terry Wood
HITCHCOCK, Texas – Terry Manasco Wood, 77, died Thursday, May 27, 2010. She was born Sept. 10, 1932, in Greenwood to Moman and Trudy Manasco and grew up in the Quincy community. She worked for many years in the grocery industry. She was employed as a checker at Piggly Wiggly in Westlake, La., Kroger in Galveston, Texas, and retired from Baywood Foods in Hitchcock, Texas.
A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. today at Southpark Baptist Church in Alvin, Texas. Burial will be under the direction of Pickle Funeral Home in Amory following a service at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Hubert Wood of Hitchcock, Texas; two daughters, Sherry Owens (Zack) of Santa Fe, Texas, and Vicki Olivier (Joe) of Alvin, Texas; two sons, Ricky Wood of Galveston, Texas, and Jimmy Wood of Hitchcock, Texas; nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and four stepgrandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, four sisters and a granddaughter, Holli Michelle Richard.
Helen H. Richardson
TUPELO – Helen H. Richardson, 82, died Monday, May 31, 2010, at her residence after an extended illness. A native of Dekalb, she was born May 3, 1928, to Robert Morgan and Esther Smith Harmon. She worked for the public health system for over 20 years and ended her career as office manager of the Lee County Health Department. She enjoyed flowers, gardening and taking care of her family. She loved spending time with her grandchildren. She was a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church, where she served as a member of the McClellan Class and taught children’s Sunday School.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Rev. Frank Harmon officiating. Burial will be in Tupelo Memorial Park.
Survivors include one daughter, Jane Honnet (Randy) of Prattville, Ala.; two sons, Fred Richardson (Linda) of Shannon and Howard Richardson Jr. (Angie) of Fairbanks, Alaska; five grandchildren, Melissa Manning (Jaysen), Melanie Wood (Josh), Matt Richardson, Dana Richardson and Robert Honnet; 14 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Doris Crawford and Eunice Ellis; numerous caregivers.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of more than 50 years, Howard Richardson, who died in 2001.
Pallbearers will be Matt Richardson, Robert Honnet, Jaysen Manning and Josh Wood.
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
W.O. Hatchcock Jr.
CORINTH – W.O. Hatchcock Jr., 81, died Monday, May 31, 2010, at Cornerstone Health and Rehab in Corinth.
Services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to service time Wednesday at the funeral home.
Geneva Free
HOUSTON – Geneva Ellen Free, 80, died Saturday, May 29, 2010, at her home. Born July 10, 1929, in Waterloo, Ala., she was the daughter of John A. and Viola Cherry McDaniel. She was a farmer’s wife and a member of the Church of Christ.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Southern Funeral Chapel with Bro. Douglas Langley officiating. Burial will be in the Houston Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Helen Louise Williams (John) of Houlka and Reggie Simmons of Pontotoc; two sons, Emmett Free (Laverne) of Okolona and Billy Free (Wanda) of Houston; 24 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Ruby Turner of Memphis, Hazel Whitt of Houston and Joyce Hudson of Okolona.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Elmer; 1 grandson; two sisters; and one son-in-law.
Pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
To access the online registry, visit www.southernfuneralchapel.webs.com.
Louise Stockton
AMORY – Katherine Louise McNeil Stockton, 87, died Saturday, May 29, 2010, at the West Point Community Living Center. Born Jan. 28, 1923, in Benton, Ark., she was the daughter of Lee Romine and Lois Antonia Rye McNeil. She was a 1941 graduate of Smithville High School, where she was a member of the girls’ basketball team. She married Locke Stockton in 1953; he died in 2008. She worked at the Gulf Ordinance Plant, for the Webb Company and for many years at Cutcliff Drugs until her retirement. A homemaker, she was a caregiver to all her friends and family. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Amory for 44 years. She enjoyed spending time with her nieces and nephews.
Services will be 11 a.m. today at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with Rev. Jimmy McFatter officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery.
Survivors include one sister, Joann McNeil Dyer of Gainesville, Ga.; a brother-in-law, Albert Hilliard of Amory; two sisters-in-law, Ruby McNeil of Memphis and Jeanie Stockton of Amory; nieces and nephews, Neil Hilliard (Tammy), Lana Nix, Lee McNeil, Mike McNeil and Lisa McNeil.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sisters, Juanita Hilliard and Antonia Lee McNeil; a brother, Romine McNeil; and a brother-in-law, Don Dyer.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Stockton, Jerry Reese, Howard Moon, Jimmy Bost, Bill May, Thomas Griffith, Tommy Wilkerson and Neil Hilliard.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Fowlkes, Herman Hester, Don Baker, Harlan Prestridge and Pete Davis.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to First Friends, P.O. Box 540, Amory, MS 38821.

Margie Young
AMORY – Margie Lou Isbell Young, 88, died Sunday, May 30, 2010, at her home. Born Nov. 10, 1921, in Lamar County, Ala., she was the daughter Eligie Thomas and Mary Lummie Cannon Isbell. She married Douglas Young in 1946; he died in 2003. A lifelong resident of Monroe County, she worked in the area garment industry, retiring from the Amory Garment Co. She was a member of the Hatley/New Hope Primitive Baptist Church. She enjoyed needlepoint, cross-stitching and yard work.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with Elder Tim Cunningham officiating. Burial will be in the Hatley Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, James Robert Young (Wanda) of Amory; one daughter, Linda Carolyn Young Griffith (William) of Amory; one sister, Mary Joe Isbell Hadaway (Doyle) of Amory; and four grandsons, Eric Allen Griffith, Jeremy Lee Griffith, Patrick Brian Griffith and Jason Duane Young.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; an infant son, Larry Douglas Young; four brothers, Luther, Quinton, Leasel and Cecil Isbell; and three grandchildren, Michael Keith Young, Laurie Michelle Young and David Allen Young.
Pallbearers will be Eric Griffith, Jeremy Griffith, Patrick Griffith, Jason Young, Bobby Calhoun and John Harlow.
Visitation will be 5 until 8 p.m. today and will continue until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.
Delores Towery
SMITHVILLE – Delores Towery, 76, died Sunday, May 30, 2010, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Smithville.
Bonnie Vance
HOUSTON – Addie Mae “Bonnie” Vance, 84, died Monday, May 31, 2010, at the Floy Dyer Nursing Home. She was born Sept. 14, 1925, in Choctaw County to Edward Turner Baxter Sr. and Irena Rebecca Wylie Baxter. She was a Baptist, a retired seamstress and a homemaker.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Southern Funeral Chapel with Bro. Randy Rinehart officiating. Burial will be in Poplar Springs Cemetery in Vardaman.
Survivors include three daughters, Bobbie Jean Hill (Gene) of Coffeeville, Glenda Sue Holder (Kelly Moore) of Houston and Faye Vance Doss (Kevin) of Houston; a son-in-law, Billy Moore; 16 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; one brother, Parnell Baxter; and two sisters-in-law and one brother-in-law.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Lee Vance; a daughter, Rebecca Lou amp”Tenaamp” Moore; a son, David Lee Vance; and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Buddy Moore, Jimmy Weeks, David Eastman, Jimmy Lee Vance II, Lane Moore, and Vince Nabors. Raiford Hill will be an honorary pallbearer.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
To access the online registry, visit www.southernfuneralchapel.webs.com.
Aliene Clark
BOONEVILLE – Mois Aliene Brown Clark, 90, died Sunday, May 30, 2010, at Longwood Community Living Center in Booneville. She was born Feb. 16, 1920, in Prentiss County to Charlie and Annie Viola Gann Brown. She was a homemaker, and she was a member of Marietta United Methodist Church. She enjoyed quilting, fishing and joy riding. She loved her cats.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. W.C. Alexander officiating. Burial will be Sumner’s Chapel Cemetery.
She is survived by two sons, Joe Clark (Annette) and Robert Clark, all of Booneville; a daughter, Marie Alexander (W.C.) of Booneville; two sisters, Clynese Green and Charlene Barnes, both of Booneville; five grandchildren, Donnie Alexander (Teresa) of Ripley, Lisa McCoy (Ed) of Jumpertown, Billy Joe Clark (Rochelle) of Jacksonville, Fla., Brian Clark of Booneville and Lisa Marie Newby of Dry Creek; six great-grandchildren, Jonathon Alexander and Hannah Alexander, both of Ripley, Taylor Clark, Nolan Clark and Sarah Annette Clark, all of Jacksonville, Fla., and Marissa McCoy of Jumpertown; and a special friend, Bill Plaxico of Jumpertown.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walice Clark, on March 10, 1996; her parents; a brother, Brock Brown; and a sister, Lee Stephens.
Pallbearers are Bill Plaxico, Kenneth Stevens, Donnie Alexander, Jonathon Alexander, Brian Clark and Danny Stevens.
Red Rasberry
TUPELO – John Allen “Red” Rasberry, 93, longtime Lee County Chancery Clerk, local businessman and civic leader, died Monday, May 31, 2010, at his home at Traceway Cottages in Tupelo after a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Tupelo Chapel. The family requests that any food be brought to the McGrath-Rasberry Fellowship Room at the funeral home for an evening meal on Wednesday.
Nathaniel H. Hall
BLUE SPRINGS – Nathaniel H. Hall, 93, died Thursday, May 27, 2010, at his home. He was a United States Army veteran and a retired educator with 40 years of service. He was a member of Red Hill Church, where he served as a deacon for 75 years. He was a member of the Board of Trustees, Sunday School Teacher and clerk for many years. He was a member of the Red Hill Community Center Senior Citizen Group.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Red Hill M.B. Church with Pastor Willie Bogan officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery, Beasley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include three daughters, Shirley Gambrel (Wade), Sharon Jefferson and Francine Hall, all of the Red Hill community; six sisters, Mildred Ewing (Henry) of Belden, Sallye Metcalf of Toledo, Ohio, Elaine Hall (John) and Elizabeth Hall of New York, Classye Rogers of Racine, Wis., and Gracie Gardner of Memphis; a daughter-in-law, Rose Hall; a special nephew, Thomas Metcalf; 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home and the body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service time Wednesday.

James Hasley
MYRTLE – James “Jimmy” Hymon Hasley, 45, died Saturday, May 29, 2010, at his residence after being diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. He was born Dec. 25, 1964, in Nacogdoches, Texas, to Albert Langston Hasley and Patricia J. Bean Hasley. He was an owner/operator for Dobbs Trucking. He was a member of the Bald Hill Church of Christ.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 2, 2010, at United Funeral Service Chapel with Minister Bowman Perrin Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the Enterprise Cemetery. United Funeral Service in New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his parents, Albert Langston Hasley and Patricia J. Bean Hasley of Myrtle; a daughter, Elizabeth Amber Hasley (age 14) of Myrtle; a son, Brian Jacob Hasley (age 13) of Myrtle; and two sisters, Deborah Lynn Bryant of Oxford and Deidra S. Hasley Perrin (Bowman) of Uniontown, Ohio.
Pallbearers will be Deborah Bryant, Deidra Perrin, Tommy Hardin, Bo Hardin, Billy Culver, Steve Pipkin and Duke Berry. Honorary pallbearers will be Elizabeth Hasley, Brian Hasley and Dallas Pipkin.
Visitation for Mr. Hasley will be today, June 1, 2010, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to his sister, Deidra Perrin, for Team in Training to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Mail to: 2810 Dunbar Dr., Uniontown, OH 44685), or visit the website http://pages.teamintraining.org/noh/cleve10/dsperrin.
For online condolences, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.

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