Obituaries June 13, 2010

By NEMS Daily Journal

Peggy Holt
SHERMAN – Peggy J. Holt, 67, died Friday, June 11, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born in Tupelo to William Bonner and Pauline Roberts Summers. She loved canning, gardening and going to fruit markets.
Stateroom services will be at 1 p.m Monday at W.E. Pegues with Mr. Sammy Lansdell officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include her sister, Bobbie Garrett of Sherman.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her brother, Billie “Jack” Summers.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Lyle Megginson
TUPELO – Gray Carlisle “Lyle” Megginson, 50, died Friday, June 11, 2010, at The Sanctuary Hospice House after a lengthy illness. A Tupelo native, Lyle was born Nov. 26, 1959, to Oscar Gray and Madolin Batte Megginson. He was a 1978 graduate of Tupelo High School and then went on to Gem City College in Quincy, Ill. He owned and operated Megginson Jewelry in Tupelo for 22 years. He was active in the community and prior to his illness had served as a Cub Scout Den Leader at First Presbyterian Church. He was an active member of The Orchard United Methodist Congregation.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at The Orchard with the Rev. Bryan Collier and the Rev. Forrest Robert Hamilton II officiating. Burial will be in Tupelo Memorial Park. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 21 years, Nita Megginson; one son, Reece Megginson; and his father, Gray Megginson (Joanna), all of Tupelo; two sisters, Judy Petersen (Chip) of Collierville, Tenn. and Janet Smith (Jager) of Brandon; a goddaughter, Anna B. Purcell of Atlanta; his sisters-in-law, Shelby Darlington (Bill) of Orlando, Fla., Liz Isom of Shannon and Susan Cannon of Tupelo; his brothers-in-law, Ray Gober (Linda) of Pontotoc, Mike Gober (Connie) of Elyria, Ohio, Johnny Reece (Kim) of Belden and Keith Reece (Kathy) of Tupelo; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Madolin Megginson.
Pallbearers will be Wade Purcell, Glenn Thomas, Stewart Maxcy, Woody Watson, Jeff Ballard, Steve Howell, Danny Cash and Blake Stein.
Honorary pallbearers will be the employees and families of Megginson Jewelry.
Memorials may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38803 or to The Orchard, P.O. Box 3216, Tupelo, MS 38803.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Mattie Logston
GOLDEN – Mattie Mae Logston, 75, died Saturday, June 12, 2010, at her home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Monday at the funeral home.
Cpl. Thomas Clifford
GUNTOWN – Cpl. Thomas P. Clifford, 66, died Thursday, June 10, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in New Albany after an extended illness.
A native of Chicago, he was born July 13, 1943, to James E. and Helen Mae Vickers Clifford. He proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1960 to 1965, primarily in Okinawa, Japan, but also in Hawaii and the Philippines.
He was a member of the infantry, a rifleman and a squad leader, and he saw sea duty on the USS Columbus. He was awarded the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal for his years of service. He then began his career in education.
His proudest accomplishment was working as a counselor for the Crisis Hotline at The College of Lake County in Illinois. He enjoyed watching the Chicago Cubs and Bears, and building model airplanes and ships.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at The Saltillo Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Bro. Adam Miller officiating. Burial will be in Mayfield Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Linda J. Clifford of Guntown; five children, Kimberly Burleson Little of Tupelo, Rhonda L. Bowles Bazzill of Saltillo, John M. Bowles of Kenosha, Wis., Patricia Clifford of Escondido, Calif., and Gayle Michelle Clifford Miller of Portland, Ore.; his sister, Patricia DiCicco (Tony) of Estero, Fla.; his uncle, William E. Vickers of Zion, Ill.; five grandchildren, Crysta Leigh Burleson, John Derek Burleson, Stephanie Nicole Bowles Lindsey (Brandon), Samuel Jared Burleson and Audrey Erin Burleson; three great-grandchildren, Hunter Reid Lindsey, Aiden Lee Kennedy and Sophia Grace Lindsey; and his beloved mother-in-law, Evelyn Moore of Tupelo.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his son, Tommy Patterson Clifford Jr. in 1983; and his father-in-law, Jr. Ruel Moore.
Pallbearers will be Derek Burleson, Brandon Lindsey, Jared Burleson, Johnny Burleson, Bro. Pete Worthy and Bro. Oscar Buchanan.
Memorials may be made to The St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Way, Memphis, TN 38105.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
William Barnes
FULTON – William D. “Mr. Bill” Barnes , 90, died Saturday June 12, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born March 19, 1920, in Ozark to Napolian Bonafar and Ida Wilma Warren Barnes. He was a retired service station owner.
He was a Purple Heart Veteran of World War II. He was an engineer in the Army while he was stationed in the Philipeans. He enjoyed gardening, yard work and watching wrestling and Nascar. He also loved going to eat and spending time with his newest great-grands, Braxton Barnes and Lexi McNair.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Bobby Fowler officiating. Burial will be in Itawamba Memorial Gardens. McNeece-Morris Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one son, William Brian Barnes (Sharon Dennissia); one stepdaughter, Ruby Shields (Kim); three stepsons, Bobby Fowler (Jemmie Lynn), all of Tremont; Jimmy Fowler of Tupelo and Charlie Fowler (Freddie) of Fayetville, Ark.; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ouinda Barnes in 2005; and his parents.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Harvey Magers
BALDWYN – William Harvey Magers, 92, died June 11, 2010, at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility. He was a former resident of Birmingham, Ala., where he worked for TCI railroad for 40 years before retirement. He was a former member of the Civitans Club of Birmingham and Baldwyn. He was member of the First Baptist Church of Baldwyn where he was a member of the choir.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro Stanley Huddleston officiating. Burial will be in the Friendship Cemetery. Waters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Gale Abernathy (Mel Thompson) of Birmingham and Gloria Martin (Phillip) of Montgomery; his grandchildren, Ashlyn Bagwell (Tim) of Gardendale, Ala., Allyson Estes (David) of Bangor, Maine, and Courtney Nelson (Lee) of Fairfax, Va.; and his great-grandchildren, Nicholas Bagwell, Noel Bagwell and Savannah Truitt.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey Boone and Myrtle Magers; his wife, Etoy Faye Magers; his brother, James Magers; and his sister, Macie Magers.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund in Baldwyn, MS.
Visitation will be one hour prior to service time Monday at the funeral home.
Barbara McKibben
PONTOTOC – Barbara Ann (Gann) McKibben died Friday, June 11, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Aug. 10, 1945, to Bobbie Lee and Gertrude Criddle Gann. She graduated from Houston High School in 1963 and attended Clark College, Itawamba Community College and Grayson County College in Denison, Texas. She was selected Miss Houston in 1963 and was later awarded Miss Congeniality in the Miss Mississippi pageant in Vicksburg.
While living in Texas, she was employed with Baptist Student Ministries at Grayson Community College. Since returning to her native Mississippi almost four years ago, she has been employed at First Baptist Church in Pontotoc.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Pontotoc with Dr. Ken Hester officiating. Burial will be in Chickasaw Memorial Gardens. Browning Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her husband of almost 42 years, Don McKibben; one son, Lane (Vanessa) McKibben; one daughter, Laura (Andy) Clark; her grandchildren, Asher McKibben, Matthew Clark, Emery McKibben and Joshua Clark; her mother, Gertrude Criddle Gann of Houston; her brothers, William (Mable) Gann of Houston, Hubert (Monette) Gann of Vardaman and Bobby (Barbara) Gann of Starkville; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Bobbie Lee Gann; brothers, Rubin Wayne Gann and Walter Gann; and sisters, Mavis Bell and Mary Jo Baird.
Pallbearers will be Larry, Glenn, Michael and John Gann, Dr. Everett, Phillip McKibben, Ric West and Mike Pettit.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of First Baptist Church.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church and from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be made to First Baptist Church, Pontotoc, MS or Baptist Student Ministries of Grayson County College, Denison, TX 77020.
Condolences may be offered at www.Browningpontotoc.com.

Tim Allred
TUPELO – James Timothy “Tim” Allred, 51, of Tupelo died Friday, June 11, 2010, at his residence after an extended illness. He was a graduate of Tupelo High School and a graduate of the University of Mississippi.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the chapel of W.E. Pegues Funeral Home with the Rev. Tommy Bouchillon officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Gardens. Local arrangements are by Greenview Funeral Home of Florence, Ala.
He is survived by two sons, Justin and Brent Allred; his mother, Louise Britt Allred; his brother, Britt Allred and wife, Cathy; a nephew, Brandon; a niece, Katie; aunts, Mildred Johnson and Louise Boules, both of Tupelo and Elaine Pierce of Conroe, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, James Melvin Allred; and his maternal and paternal grandparents.
Pallbearers will be Tommy Butler, Houston Nutt, Tracy Davis, Larry Ramsey, Tolley White, Doug Jumper, George Tomlinson and Bob Pulanski.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at W.E. Pegues Jefferson Street Chapel.

Donald Courson
HICKORY FLAT – Donald Keith Courson, 57, died June 11, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. He was bon Nov. 12, 1952 in New Albany. He attended Pine Grove Baptist Church. He was a farmer and a truck driver.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Pine Grove Baptist Church with Bro. Michael Baker officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Cinda Courson of Hickory Flat; two sons, Shannon Courson and Brian Courson, both of Hickory Flat; his parents, J.B. “Billy” and Billie Faye Courson of Hickory Flat; one brother, Jackie Courson of Pontotoc; two sisters, Rita Stewart of Little Rock, Ark. and Dawn Page of Booneville; and five grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the church.

Wes Anderson
BALDWYN – Carl Wesley “Wes” Anderson, 50, died Friday, June 11, 2010. He was the Minister of the First Christian Church in Baldwyn. He was formerly of Memphis. He was an Eagle Scout Order of the Arrow and a graduate of Ozark Christian College. He was the past Chaplin of the Vernon County Sheriff Dept. in Nevada, Mo. He was a speaker for the Victims Impact Pannell in Nevada and was on the board of the YMCA in Nevada. He loved camping, fishing and playing golf.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the First Christian Church in Baldwyn with Joe Carraway officiating. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until service time. Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at the New Hope Christian Church in Bartlett with Pastor Scott Greer officiating. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until service time. Burial will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Memphis. Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia Bruegger Anderson of Baldwyn; his parents, Paul and Effie (Betty) Anderson of Millington, Tenn.; his stepson, Steven Jones of Kansas City, Mo.; two brothers, Paul Anderson Jr. of Millington and James Allen Anderson of Arlington, Tenn.; his mother and father-in-law, Virgil and Mary Bruegger of Baldwyn.
Pallbearers will be Mark Harker, Mike Stevens, Robin Roberts, Mark Baker, Steven Jones, D.D. Freeland, Richard Nabers and Phillip Horton.

Johnny BoBo
FULTON – Johnny BoBo, 51, died June 12, 2010 at his home.
No services are scheduled. Burial will be in Sandy Springs Cemetery. Senter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Brenda Norris
BLUE SPRINGS – Brenda Mims Rogers Norris, 49, died Tuesday, June 8, 2010. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Mandie Stanford
NETTLETON – Mandie F. Stanford, 76, died Saturday, June 12, 2010, at her duaghter’s home in Nettleton after an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lan Memorial Funeral Home of Nettleton.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Cross Pointe Fellowship in Nettleton.