Obituaries June 13, 2008

Ruth Martin
BOONEVILLE – Martha Ruth Gilley Martin, 97, died Wednesday, May 28, 2008, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville.

A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel in Booneville. Minister Tony Brown will officiate. Burial will be in Belmont Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Booneville Church of Christ, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation or the Belmont Cemetery Fund, c/o City of Belmont, MS 38827.

Cora Mae Vaxter
BATESVILLE – Cora Mae Vaxter, 73, died at her home. She was a native of Panola County, and the daughter of Coleman and Murlene Fox. She was a retired cafeteria supervisor at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. She was a member of New Enon M.B. Church. She loved gardening and flowers.

Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. today at New Enon M.B. Church in Batesville. The Rev. Robert Vaughn will officiate. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three daughters, Jeanette (Charles) Jones of Cordova, Tenn., Eurlene (Frank) Patton of Memphis and Barbara Humphrey of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; one son, Robert Kevin Vaxter of Florence; two sisters, Mamie (Lawrence) Kinnard and Flordia (J.C.) Hemphill of Memphis; two brothers, Elmer “Mickey” Fox and Kenneth (Josephine) Fox of Oxford; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Don Vaxter; and two brothers, Chester Fox and Lewis Coleman.

Louise “Mama Lou” Montgomery
UNION – Louise Moore “Mama Lou” Montgomery, 88, died Tuesday, June 10, 2008, at the Gregory Green House at United Methodist Senior Services, where she had resided the last 3 1/2 years. Mrs. Montgomery was born on June 1, 1920, in Okolona to the late Maurice and Nannie Moore. She married Joe Montgomery on Aug. 31, 1941, and they made their home most of their lives in the Union community south of Plantersville. She attended Whitworth College in Brookhaven. A master housewife, mother, grandmother and hostess, Mama Lou enjoyed her family, including her five children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and more than 30 foster children throughout the years. The Montgomery home was a special place of comfort and love to the family and their many friends throughout the country. She was a talented artist and taught art in Nettleton and Mooreville. She enjoyed reading, cooking and playing the piano. She was the perfect hostess with her soft voice, sweet disposition and pleasant manners to her nondenominational church family and a large circle of relationships who loved her dearly.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today, June 13, 2008, at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland-Harris Funeral Directors with Daniel Farris and Don Smith officiating. Her grandson, Toby Bates, will deliver the eulogy. Private burial will follow in Lee Memorial Park.

Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Joe “Poppa Joe” Montgomery of the Union community and The Villas at Traceway; two daughters, Judy Bates of Tupelo and Linda Danish (Gary) of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; two sons, Jerry Montgomery (Greg) of San Marcos, Texas, and Joe Montgomery (Linda) of Austin, Texas; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Dorothy Berry (Ray) of Edmond, Okla., Virginia Ott (J.C.) of Delta, La., and Rachel Gaines (Waymon) of Verona; one brother, Bobby Moore of Iuka; her sisters-in-law, Clifford Montgomery of Plantersville, Helen Montgomery of Illinois, Lucille Brooks of Atlanta, Ga., and Lolita Chavez of San Marcos, Texas; numerous foster children and their families all across America.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Jimmy Montgomery, in 1998; a brother, Jim Moore; a grandson, Wayne; and a son-in-law, Jerry Bates, in 2007.

Pallbearers will be Lee Montgomery, Terry, Toby and Todd Bates, Adam Woodyard, Johnny Oliver, Mark Russell and Chris King.

Honorary pallbearers will be the shabaz and nurses at the Gregory Greenhouse and all the caregiving staff at United Methodist Senior Services.

Visitation will continue from 10 a.m. to service time today at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland-Harris.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to North Mississippi Medical Center Hospice Program, 422A E. President, Tupelo, MS 38801; or Patient Care Fund, United Methodist Senior Services, 2800 W. Main, Tupelo, MS 38801.

Condolences may be e-mailed to holland-harrisfuneralhome@comcast.net.

Jessie Hodges
TUPELO – Jessie Mae “Chee-Chee” Riley Hodges, 61, died Friday, June 6, 2008, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was member of Unity Fellowship Church, where she was a member of the Mother Board, Shepherd Helpers Committee and the Kitchen Committee.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at People Community Church with Bishop Milton Clark officiating.

Burial will be in Porter’s Memorial Garden. Beasley Funeral Home of Verona is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Jessie L. Hodges of Tupelo; two sons, Thomas L. Hodges (Gwen) and James Hodges (Felicia) of Tupelo; five sisters, Betty Anthony, Ella Mae Berdine (George), Nancy Crayton, Mary Riley and Cindy Riley, all of Tupelo; two brothers, Enix Riley of Tupelo and Anthony Clark of Chicago; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; a special cousin, Bishop Milton Sr.; godparents, Buddy and Liz Beckley; a special niece, Linda Miles; a special friend, Marie Hall.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service time Saturday.

Marie Allen Russell
HURRICANE – Alice Elizabeth Marie Allen Russell, 84, died Wednesday, June 11, 2008, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Pontotoc. She was born Sept. 3, 1923, to Grady Lee and Ruth Anderson Allen of Lafayette Springs. She was a homemaker, a seamstress and a member of Union Church of the Nazarene. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and enjoyed working in her flowers.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Union Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Joe Morse and Bro. Clifton Waldron officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Clovis Russell; one daughter, Barbara Gardner (Bobby); two sons, Jimmy Allen Russell (Barbara) and Wendell Clovis Russell (Lynn), all of Thaxton; two brothers, Donald H. Allen and Gayle Allen of Oxford; three sisters, Mary Seabury of San Diego, Calif., Pat Sheffield of Tupelo and Ruth Sneed of Belden; three grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, five great-grandchildren, two stepgreat-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, Russ Gardner; her parents; five brothers, George Lee Allen, Gene Allen, Dewayne Allen, Gary Allen and Lawrence Allen; and a sister, Melba June Allen.

Pallbearers will be J.R. Russell, Gerald Russell, Terry Allen, Kenneth Russell, Steve Russell and Daniel Allen.

Visitation will continue from 9 a.m. to service time today at the church.

Memorials may be made to Gideons International.

Hattie Mae Ruff
VERONA – Hattie Mae Ruff, 88, died Monday, June 9, 2008, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Feb. 4, 1920, in Lee County to Milton and Mammie Shannon Blackmon. She was a retired domestic worker and a member of Second Baptist M.B. Church. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Second Baptist M.B. Church of Verona with the Rev. Larry Stone officiating. Burial will be in Porter’s Memorial Park in Tupelo. Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Mamie Lee Prescott and Frances (Willie B.) Williams, both of Los Angeles; nine grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Ora White; two daughters-in-law, Ruby Ruff and Willie B. Ruff; special friends and caregivers, Jessie Shell and Annie “UsRid” Pulliam.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert Lee Ruff; one son, Henry Ruff; three sisters, Helen Chapman, Laura Jamieson and Lena Givhan; three brothers, Romie Blackmon, Willie Blackmon and Red Blackmon; one granddaughter, Rosalyn Johnson; one grandson, Robert Henry Ruff; and one great-granddaughter, Cytrease Ruff.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the J.W. Porter Chapel. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service time.

Online condolences can be made at www.grayson-portersmortuary.com.

Willie Chamblee
WAUKEGAN, Ill. – Willie Chamblee, 91, died Tuesday, June 10, 2008, at the Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan, Ill. She was born March 25, 1917, in Tishomingo County to Will and Daisy Ewing Ivy. She attended Lakeside Community Church. She was retired from Medical V.A. Center in North Chicago, Ill. She was a loving mother and grandmother.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Senter Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Jimmy Jackson and Mike Deaton officiating. Burial will be in Itawamba Memorial Garden.

Survivors include one daughter, Bonnie Jackson (Harvey) of Zion, Ill.; two grandsons, Jeffery R. and Gregory Jackson; one sister-in-law, Jewel Chamblee of Fulton; her caregivers, Doris Lindsey and Lavonda Turner.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elgar Chamblee, in 1998; her parents; two sisters, Ethel Robinson and Jessie Graham.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Jackson, Greg Jackson, Wes Chamblee, Phil Chamblee, Carlton Graham and Jerry Graham.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time today.

Willie Sullivan
BOONEVILLE – Willie Faye Sullivan, 85, died Monday, June 9, 2008, at her home.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Springhill M.B. Church with the Rev. L.A. Springfield officiating. Burial will be in National Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one son, Kenneth Sullivan Sr.; one sister, Bernice Floyd; two special nieces, Darlene Leach and Betty Tynes (Lewis); four grandchildren, Kenneth Jr., Chaswick, Inetha and Anthony Sullivan.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Wiley and Lucy Copeland; her husband, Freddie Sullivan; two sisters, Varline Eddings and Virginia Wells; and a brother, Ezell Copeland.

Charles Crowley
MATHISTON – Charles Colton Crowley, 4 months, died Tuesday, June 10, 2008, at his home in Mathiston. He was born Feb. 4, 2008, in Starkville.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Crossroads Baptist Church. Burial will be in DeWeese Cemetery in Choctaw County. Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his mother, Teela Crowley, and his father, Charles Derrick Crowley, of Mathiston; two brothers, Austin Crowley and Dagen Crowley, both of Mathiston; his grandparents, Lisa Goodin of Louisville, and Ed and Debra Crowley of Mathiston.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Dorothy Kirk
NETTLETON – Dorothy Marie “Dot” Kirk, 56, died Saturday, June 7, 2008, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born June 28, 1951, in Nettleton. She was a 1969 graduate of Nettleton High School and an active member of Palestine United Methodist Church in Nettleton. She was a former employee of Red Kap and a retired employee of the North Mississippi Medical Center. She enjoyed watching Paula Dean on the Food Network, collecting recipes and traveling.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Palestine United Methodist Church with the Rev. Christopher Diggs officiating. Burial will be in Mullen Cemetery in Nettleton. Jackson Mortuary in Amory is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, James Kirk of Shannon; one daughter, Katina (Layforn) Profice of Starkville; one son, Marcus Kirk of Nettleton; one stepdaughter, Raquel Bean of Saltillo; one stepson, Corey (Sonya) Lipsey of Tupelo; two grandchildren, Kinsey and Sidney Profice; one stepgrandchild, Kyle Lipsey; her parents, Clara P. Ruff of Nettleton and Boyd (Bernice) Hall of Muncie, Ind.; two brothers, James Ruff of Nettleton and Ricky (JoAnn) Ruff of Wren; a stepsister, Francis (James) Pride of Kokomo, Ind.; three stepbrothers, Fred (Emma) Sloss of Athens, Ala., and Charles (Sylvia) Sloss and Apostle Wade D. (Bettie) Sloss, both of Muncie, Ind.; aunts, Carol Pruitt, Earlene Ausborn, Earnestine Ruff, Eddie Mae Westbrooks, Jerline Morgan and Zol Mae Boone; uncles, Ben C. (Teresa) Ruff, Glen (Linda) Ruff and Sam Pruitt; two brothers-in-law, Billy Kirk and Robert Kirk.; one sister-in-law, Johnnie Ruth Johnson.

She was preceded in death by her father, James P. Ruff.

The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time.

Eddie Morton Jr.
WEST POINT – Eddie Lee Morton Jr., 66, died Saturday, June 7, 2008, at Grace Health and Rehabilitation in Grenada.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Hermon Missionary Baptist Church in West Point with the Rev. Dennis Hannah officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery. Carter’s Mortuary Services of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his mother, Earnie Constintine Morton of West Point; one son, Brandon Morton of West Point; one daughter, Beyonka Morton of West Point; one sister, Shirley Carr of West Point.

He was preceded in death by his father, Eddie Lee Morton Sr.; his grandparents; and two aunts.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Suzanne Davis
WEST POINT – Suzanne Jayne Davis, 47, died Sunday, June 8, 2008, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus.

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Matthew Temple Church of God in Christ in West Point with Elder Roosevelt Williams officiating. Carter’s Mortuary Services of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Michael C. Davis of West Point; one son, Matthew B. Davis of West Point; her mother, Jennie Nicholson of Headland Hartlepool, England; one sister, Olwen Roach of Headland Hartlepool, England; her father-in-law, Mack C. Davis, and mother-in-law, Etta M. Davis, of West Point; a brother-in-law, James Roach of Headland Hartlepool, England; two nieces.

She was preceded in death by her father, Arthur Nicholson.

Barbara Phillips-Houston
OXFORD – Barbara Ann Phillips-Houston, 52, died Thursday, June 12, 2008, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Hodges and Serenity Funeral Home of Oxford.

John Couch
AUBURNDALE, Fla. – John Couch, 78, died Monday, June 9, 2008, in Auburndale, Fla. He was formerly of Abbeville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Oxford.

Leanna Jackson-Graves
CHICAGO – Leanna Jackson-Graves, 70, died Monday, June 2, 2008, at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Hospital in Chicago.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Pisgah Tibbee Missionary Baptist Church in West Point. Burial will follow in the Tibbee Community Cemetery. Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of the arrangements.

Sallie Day
MILLINGTON, Tenn. – Sallie Fay Day, 74, formerly of New Albany, died Wednesday, June 11, 2008, at Baptist Hospital in Memphis. She was a homemaker.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Bro. Ricky Luna officiating. Burial will be in Flat Rock Cemetery near Hickory Flat.

Survivors include one son, Jimmy Hancock (friend, Doug Webb) of Millington, Tenn.; one brother, Robert Crump of Hickory Flat; three sisters, Carol Kiddy of Hickory Flat, Annie Saul of New Hartford, Iowa, and Patsy Hancock of Ripley; three grandchildren, Holly Hancock and Stephen Hancock, both of Blue Mountain, and Kimberly Garcia of New Albany; 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Troy and Lou Allie Prather Hudson; her husband, Joe Day; and her brother, Hughey Hudson.

Pallbearers will be Robert Staten, Stephen Hancock, Adrian Garcia, Mike Hancock, Keith Luna, Jimmy Hancock and Leslie Hancock.

Visitation will continue from 7 a.m. to service time today.

To view and sign the online register, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.

Glenn Smith
MENDENHALL – Glenn Smith, 53, died Monday, June 9, 2008, at his home. He was born July 22, 1954, in West Point. He was a retired teacher, a Baptist and a U.S. Army veteran.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Robinson Funeral Home Chapel in West Point. Pastor David Parker will officiate.

Survivors include three sons, Joshua James Smith of Mobile, Ala., and Issac David Smith and Cleon Evanda Smith, both of West Point; one daughter, Misty Dukeminier of West Point; one sister, Linda Moyer of Rosehill, Kan.; four grandchildren.

Ruth Simmons
WEST POINT – Ruth Evelyn Kuykendall Simmons, 66, died Thursday, June 12, 2008, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Nov. 15, 1941, in Clay County. She was a homemaker and a member of Christ United Methodist Church.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Robinson Funeral Home Chapel in West Point. Burial will be in the Palestine Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Woddy Simmons (Pat) of West Point and Jeffrey Simmons (Catherine) of Bryant, Ark.; one daughter, Rhonda Simmons (Bradley) of Starkville; five sisters, Helen McKee of Pheba, Mary Hart Holmes (Johnnie) of Long Beach, Barbara Ann Fondren (Roy) of Ackerman, Mildred Jackson (Jerry) of Cumberland and Ginny Fletcher of Biloxi; six grandchildren, Will Owings, Amber Burns, Austin Burns, Ryan Simmons, Sarah Kate Simmons and Alyssa Burns.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sammy Simmons; her parents, Amelia and Theron Kuykendall; and a brother, William Kuykendall.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Palestine Cemetery Fund, c/o Jim Murry, 18515 Hwy. 46, Pheba, MS 39755.

Lola Phillips
ABERDEEN – Lola May Brooks Phillips, 96, died Thursday, June 12, 2008, at her home in Aberdeen. She was born Dec. 1, 1911, in Alcorn County to John Brooks and Viola Jones Brooks. She graduated from high school and attended college. She was a resident of Aberdeen since March 1945. She was a retired teacher for Alcorn County and an employee of the Monroe County Welfare Department from 1953-1977. She was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Aberdeen and the Fidelis Bible Class.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at the First United Methodist Church with Dr. Woodard and the Rev. Larry Maugh officiating. Burial will be in Presbyterian Shiloh Cemetery in Alcorn County. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two sisters-in-law, Beatrice Phillips and Fredra Wilbanks, both of Corinth; several cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, John H. Phillips.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Methodist Church of Aberdeen or Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church.

Hartwell Maute
NEW ORLEANS – Hartwell Watkins Maute, 78, died Aug. 12, 2007, in New Orleans, La. She was born April 22, 1929, in Aberdeen to Guy Hartwell Watkins and Margaret Green Watkins. She married William Curphy Maute Jr. in 1957.

Graveside services will be at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Oddfellows Rest Cemetery with Father Carlyle officiating. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Margaret Maute Higgins (Robert Bond Higgins) of Birmingham; one son, John Kinsmen Maute of Laupahoehoe, Hawaii; one sister, May Watkins Best (Abbott) of Orangeburg, S.C.; two grandchildren, Robert Bond Higgins Jr. and Margaret Hartwell Higgins.

Laquita Pate
FULTON – Laquita Pate, 74, died Thursday, June 12, 2008, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born June 14, 1933, in Prentiss County to Thomas Byron and Sadie Ruth Chase Rushing. She was a charter member of Southside Baptist Church and a homemaker. She was an avid reader.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton. Bro. Bobby Amos will officiate, and Rush Holcomb will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in Hillcrest Masonic Cemetery.

Survivors include three daughters, Ruth Holcomb, Angie (Dewayne) Johnson and Amanda (Jim) Umfress, all of Fulton; four grandchildren, Rush Holcomb (Amy), Britton Umfress, Lacy Johnson and B.J. Johnson; one great-grandson, McCoy Holcomb; one sister, Sarah Maxcy of Aberdeen.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Pate, in 1998; a son, Jim Pate; and her parents.
Pallbearers will be Larry Pate, Mike Pate, Jeff Amos, Neal George, Jack Creeley and Steve Gaddy.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to service time Saturday.

Kamby Ivy
SHANNON – Kamby Cynque Ivy died Monday, June 9, 2008, at his home. He was born Dec. 15, 1980, in Lee County. He was a 1999 graduate of Shannon High School.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Zion Troy Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Christopher L. Traylor officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Troy Cemetery. N.L. Jones and Son Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his mother, Linda Ivy of Tupelo; one sister, Khandra Aries Ivy of Pontotoc; two brothers, Kenyatta (Natosha) Ivy and Kenderrik Ivy, both of Tupelo; an aunt, Diane Ivy of Verona; an uncle, Bobby Joe Ivy of Waterloo, Iowa; four nieces, one nephew.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Louise Keys Ivy, and two uncles, Mel B. and Jessie L. Ivy.
Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time Saturday.

Friends and family can sign the online guestbook at www.nljonesfd.com.

Michael Tharp
GUNTOWN – Michael Tharp died in Pontotoc County. He was born Nov. 3, 1984. He attended Saltillo High School.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Full Gospel Deliverance Cemetery in Baldwyn. The Rev. Charles F. Barnes will officiate. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his parents, Robert and Nancy Tharp Harris, and Tyrone and Daisy Fields; sisters, Tameka (Tim) Scales, Coco Price, Delisha (Avery) Cooley, Tanisha Harris, Cartesia Harris, Angelic Hill, Tiffany Shack, Jessica Shack and Natasha Hughes; brothers, Tyrone Price, Henry Dewayne Harris, Robert Harris III and Anthony Hill; his grandmother, Lora Taylor.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Family and friends may sign the guest registry at www.agnewandsons.com.

Ezell Keeton
BALDWYN – Ezell Keeton, 73, died Wednesday, June 11, 2008, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was a member of Mt. Olive M.B. Church in Baldwyn.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Olive M.B. Church with the Rev. Wayne Myles officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one sister, Geneva Tyes of Baldwyn; two daughters, Margie K. Dalrymple of Baldwyn and Rosie Thornton (George) of Milwaukee, Wis.; one son, Frankie A. Keeton of Baldwyn; three stepsons, John Cooper of Tupelo, Charles Boyd of Milwaukee and Bennie Ray Boyd of Beloit, Wis.; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Alma Ruth Keeton; his parents, Ira and Nettie Keeton; two sisters, Hettie M. Keeton and Annie Fraizer; and a brother, Elvester Keeton.

Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today and the family hour from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service time Saturday.

Family and friends may sign the guest registry at www.agnewandsons.com.

Toby Honeycutt
BOONEVILLE – Sidney Wilburn “Toby” Honeycutt, 73, died Wednesday, June 11, 2008, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Sept. 27, 1934, in Prentiss County to Sidney W. Honeycutt and Junie Carpenter Honeycutt. He was a member of Thrasher Baptist Church and a heavy equipment operator. He enjoyed dirt track racing, gospel music, gardening and farming.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mike Hopkins officiating. Burial will be at the Jacinto Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Billy Honeycutt of Blackland and Steve Austin (Carolyn) of Bolivar, Tenn.; two daughters, Diane Grisham of Rienzi and Debra Overton of Olive Branch; one sister, Velma Moss of Burnsville; eight grandchildren, Joey Henley, B.J. Henley, Teddy Henley, Steven Austin, Greg Grisham, Brock Grisham, Chelsea Honeycutt and Hannah Honeycutt; a special nephew, Cleston “Sonny” Honeycutt; two great-nephews, Chris Jones and Josh Honeycutt; a host of other nieces and nephews; two sisters-in-law, Brenda McAlpin and Cindy Wilbanks; two special friends, Mick Floyd and Clay Floyd.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nora Maxine Honeycutt, on Feb. 16, 2000; his parents; and four brothers and two sisters.

Pallbearers will be Brock Grisham, Greg Grisham, Mick Floyd, Clay Floyd, Wayne Tucker, Jerry McAlpin and Marvin Arnold.

Glen Kohliem II
OXFORD – Glen Kohliem II, 23, died Thursday, June 12, 2008, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Oxford.

Robert F. Lenear
NEW ALBANY – Robert F. Lenear, 74, died Thursday, June 12, 2008, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service.

Brice Foushee Jr.
TUPELO – Brice Lee Foushee Jr., 81, died Thursday, June 12, 2008, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a brief illness. He was born March 5, 1927, in Auvergene, Ark., to Brice L. Foushee Sr. and Sybil Gillenwaters Foushee. The family moved to Tupelo, Ark., where he played football for Newport High School. He was drafted into the U.S. Army during World War II and spent his basic training at Fort Lewis, Wash., and San Francisco, where he served in the Medical Corps. After his honorable discharge, he entered X-Ray School in Chicago. Upon graduation he took a job at the Missouri Pacific Railroad Hospital in St. Louis. He married Arlene Miller on Nov. 8, 1957. They moved to Tupelo, where he worked with Dr. A. Jack Stacy. He continued to work for Radiology Associates P.A. until his retirement 37 years later. He was a master radiological technologist who loved and respected his patients. He was a charter member of St. Luke United Methodist Church, where he was active in all activities until his death. He was the first Scoutmaster for the first Boy Scout Troop at St. Luke. He was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason and Shriner affiliated with the Tupelo Lodge No. 318 and the Lee County Shrine Club. He was active in the Shrine transportation organization which provides rides for crippled children and their families to the Shrine Hospital in Shreveport, La. He was a member of the Nettleton Hunting and Fishing Club, and enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. He was a patriotic American who loved his country, his family and his fellow man.

Services with military honors will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland-Harris Funeral Directors with the Rev. Mike Hicks officiating. Burial with Masonic honors will follow at Lee Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife, Arlene, of Tupelo; two daughters, Christy Easterling (Freddy) of Tupelo and Carol L. Bryant (Kenny) of Thaxton; one son, David Brice Foushee (Jody) of Seminole, Fla.; eight grandchildren, Ashley Ray, Brandon Ray (Dana), Katherine Hill, Nicholas Bryant, Brice Foushee, Loren Foushee, Brittney Phillips and Brett Phillips.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Christine.

Pallbearers will be Lawson McClellan, Stanley Hurt, Rueben Hanson, Luke Priest, Mark Evans, Mike Maynard and Richard Liveakos.

Honorary pallbearers will be Drs. Brasfield, Trapp, Clark, Edmondson and Blakey; the members of the Nettleton Hunting and Fishing Club; Andy Robison; and the Lee County Shriners Club.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 1 p.m. to service time Saturday at the Tupelo Chapel.
Memorials may be made to the Lee County Shrine Transportation Fund, c/o Rueben Hanson, 251 Yon O Main Trail, Tupelo, MS 38804; or St. Luke United Methodist Church, 1400 Clayton Ave., Tupelo, MS 38801.