BOONEVILLE – Eugene Frair, 74, died Sunday, June 13, 2010, at his home in Booneville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by S amp& S Chapel Funeral Services of Denmark, Tenn.
TUPELO – John A. Betts, 60, died Sunday, June 13, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew amp& Sons Funeral Home of Verona.
GOLDEN – Mattie Mae Logston, 75, died Saturday, June 12, 2010, at her home. She was born April 15, 1935, in Tishomingo County to Marion and Mary Sanderson McVay. She was the secretary for the Tishomingo Elementary School for a number of years.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Billy Credille officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Ted Logston of Golden; two sons, Donny Hammock and Lonnie Hammock, both of Golden; two granddaughters, Courtney Hammock and Isabel Hammock, both of Golden; one sister, Francis Kennedy of Tishomingo; two stepsons, Tommy Logston and Jerry Logston; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Doc McVay; one sister, Delphia Flanagan; and a stepson, Ronnie Logston.
Pallbearers will be her nephews.
Visitation will continue until service time today.
NETTLETON – Willie D. Causey, 80, died Sunday, June 13, 2010, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Home in Nettleton.
BLACKLAND – Steve Morrow, 60, died Sunday, June 13, 2010, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home.
SMITHVILLE – Gertrude Maxey died Saturday, June 12, 2010, at The Meadows in Fulton. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.
NETTLETON – Mandie F. Patterson Stanford, 76, died Saturday, June 12, 2010, at her daughter’s home in Nettleton after an extended illness. She was born Jan. 5, 1934, in Itawamba County to William Earl and Carrie Roebuck Patterson. She had lived most of her life in Nettleton. She was a former seamstress at Reed’s Manufacturing in Nettleton for 30 years and a member of New Chapel Methodist Church. She enjoyed sewing, cooking and working in her flower garden and in her yard.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Cross Pointe Fellowship in Nettleton with the Rev. Tommy Ray Dabbs officiating. Burial will be in New Chapel Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Tammy Stanford Lee (Wayne) of Nettleton; one sister, Irma Patterson Pate of Nettleton; one brother, Odell Patterson (Jean) of Nettleton; and one granddaughter, Amanda Paige Lee of Nettleton.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Junior Stanford; her parents; one sister, Evelyn Sloan; three brothers, Jack, James and Dewey Patterson.
Pallbearers will be Roger Pate, Cody Pate, Braxton Pate, Scott Pate, Channing Nanney, Eric James, Mark Nanney, Ricky James, Chris Hester and Donald Warren.
Honorary pallbearers will be W.D. Pate, Keith Pate, Peyton Nanney, Blake Hester, Justin Hester and Brady Hester.
The body will lie in state at the church until service time today.
Family and friends may sign the online guest registry at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
ALGOMA – Billy F. Aron, 77, died June 13, 2010, at Sunshine Nursing Home in Pontotoc. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
ETTA – Dave Wesley Jones, 84, died Thursday, June 10, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Flint Hill MB Church in Etta. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum amp& Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home and from noon until 12:55 p.m. Tuesday at the church.
BANNER – William Thora “Billy” Turner, 81, died June 12, 2010, at his home. He was born July 12, 1928, in Calhoun County. He was retired from Memphis Hardware in Bruce; and he was a farmer. He attended Lantrip Baptist Church. He was a graduate of Bruce High School-Class of 1946 and Mechanic Trade School.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert Earl Alexander officiating and the Rev. Will Turner assisting. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery in Bruce. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Wilma Pearl Clark Turner of Banner; five daughters, Jean Pullen and husband, Joe of Water Valley; Kathy Doss and husband, Glenn of Starkville, Debbie Dunn and husband, Jerry, Sandra Morgan and Wendy Moore and husband, Larry, all of Bruce; and three sons, Randy Turner and wife, Carla, Marty Turner and Scott Turner and wife, Francis, all of Bruce.
He is also survived by 18 grandchildren, Kim Trimble, Charlsa McCachren, Billy Jack Doss, Colt Doss, Phoenix Doss, Lori McCormick, Will Turner, Randi Turner, Megan Turner, Rebecca Parker, Deidra Thrasher, T.J. Morgan, Jordan Turner, Dalton Turner, Turner Moore, Taylor Moore, Tiner Moore and Kayla Snyder; and seven great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Billy Jack Doss, Colt Doss, Phoenix Doss, Tiner Moore, Turner Moore, Dalton Turner and Will Turner.
Honorary pallbearers will be Benny Barefield, Claude Goodwin, Mallon Henry, John Allen Leachman, Bobby Sexton and Dwain Ward.
Memorials may be made to Antioch Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 506, Bruce, MS 38915.
PLANTERSVILLE – Pearlie Mae Neal, 71, died Saturday, June 5, 2010, at her home in Plantersville. She was an only child born to Odis Caradine and Mae Ola Fields in Shannon on Aug. 5, 1938. She was a member of First United Pentecostal Church of Saltillo.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Blackland Missionary Baptist Church in Verona on Palmeto Road with Pastor Early Eddie officiating. Burial will be at Porters’s Memorial Park. N.L. Jones Funeral Directors of Tupelo is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her five children, Michael (Mary) Neal, Willie (Elizabeth) Neal and Patrica Neal, all of Tupelo and Larry Neal and Christa Neal, both of Plantersville; a special daughter, Barbara Clark of Plantersville; two stepsisters, Linda McCoy and Shirley (Robert) Shumpert, both of Shannon; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a host of nieces and nephews.
RIPLEY – Raymond Lee Smith Sr., 95, died Sunday, June 13, 2010, at his home in Ripley. He was born on Nov. 9, 1914, to John Smith and Lilly Clemmer Smith. He was married to Dorothy Bryant Smith for almost 70 years. He was the former owner of Raymond Smith and Son Construction. He enjoyed gardening and visiting family and friends. He was a member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Jack Bennett, the Rev. Brian Miller and the Rev. Eric Jones officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Cemetery. Ripley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Bryant Smith of Ripley; two daughters, Janice Gaillard and Gail S. Clifton (Jerry) of Ripley; one son, Raymond Smith Jr. (Sandra) of Ripley; one sister, Gladys V. Smith of Ripley; 10 grandchildren, David Smith (Kathy), Mark Smith (Brenda), Ben Smith (Ginger), Leandra S. Hubbard (Jason), Erin S. Shoup (Jonathan), Carla G. Roberson (Bill), Beth Gaillard, Rejeana C. McCollum (Benny), Melissa Clifton and Kevin Clifton; and one honorary grandson, Rodney Chapman (Dana).
He is also survived by 17 great-grandchildren, Josh and Lindsey Smith, Michael and Shannon Smith, Collin, Moriah and Claira Smith, Kaylin and Ansley Hubbard, Jackson and Eliza Shoup, Audrey and Valerie Roberson, Austin, Kristin and Ashley McCollum, Noah Clifton and Cole and Caroline Chapman.
He was preceded in death by his his parents; one brother, Allen Smith; three sisters, Carrie S. Yancey, Lucille Smith and Dora S. Bartlett; and one son-in-law, Charles W. Gaillard.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons and his grandsons-in-law.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
To view obituaries and sign online register book, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.
TUPELO – James Timothy “Tim” Allred, 51, of Tupelo died Friday, June 11, 2010, at his home after an extended illness. He was a 1977 graduate of Tupelo High School and attended the University of Mississippi. He was an avid Ole Miss fan and a member of West Main Church of Christ.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today in the Jefferson Streel Chapel of W.E. Pegues Funeral Home with Bro. Tommy Bouchillon officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park. Greenview Funeral Home of Florence, Ala. is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by two sons, Justin and Brent Allred of Florence, Ala.; his mother, Louise Britt Allred; his brother, Britt (Cathy); nephew, Brandon Allred and niece, Katie Allred; his aunts, Louise Bowles and Mildred Johnson, all of Tupelo and Elaine Pierce of Conroe, Texas; and several cousins.
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.
HARVEY, Ill. – Louise Richardson McCoy died Sunday, June 13, 2010, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones Funeral Directors of Tupelo.
PONTOTOC – Gerald Coker, 83, went home to be with his Savior on Sunday, June 13, 2010, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. He was born Aug. 4, 1926, in Pontotoc County to the late Dowe Estes Coker and Mattie McMillen Coker. He served in the U.S. Army and was discharged in 1945. He was a retired foreman for Fruehauf Trailer Company. He was a Baptist.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 16, 2010, at United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Ray Ware officiating. Burial will be in the Redland Cemetery. United Funeral Service in New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by two daughters, Patricia Lynn Teas of Bartlett, Tenn. and Cheryl Clements (Jerry) of Tupelo; a son, Larry Coker (Gloria) of Germantown, Tenn.; a sister, Melba Bootz of Evansville, Ind.; five brothers, John Larry Coker of Sardis, Billy Coker of Hurricane, Travis Coker, Donald Mack Coker and Jackie Coker, all of Pontotoc; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Betty Jean Russell Coker.
Visitation will be Tuesday, June 15, 2010, from 5 till 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis or Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo.
For online condolences, visit unitedfuneralservice.com.
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