RIPLEY – Pauline Marie Montgomery Jackson, 88, died Monday, June 14, 2010, at the Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. She was born April 23, 1922, in Ripley to Homer Clay and Ora Elizabeth Montgomery. She was valedictorian of her senior class at Pine Grove High School and salutatorian of her class at Holmes Community College. She was a graduate of both Mississippi State University and the University of Mississippi. She served 46 years in the school systems of Tippah and Prentiss counties. She was a member of the Tippah County Retired Teachers association, Mississippi Retired Teachers Association and Retired Mississippi Public Employees Association, and she was an active member of West Ripley Baptist Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with the Rev. Jimmy Walker and the Rev. Randy Latch officiating. Burial will be in Tippah Memorial Gardens in Ripley.
Survivors include one daughter, Polly Jackson Stokes (Jackie) of Del Rio, Texas; one son, Noel Jackson of Ripley; two granddaughters, Summer and Lorreliz Stokes, both of Del Rio; one sister-in-law, Faye Montgomery of Memphis.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Howard Earl Montgomery; and a special aunt, Lois Montgomery.
Pallbearers will be Troy Holliday, Jim Walker, Danny Shackelford, Lynwood Shackelford, Eddie Mauney, Jonny O’Leary, Bob Grisham and Dale Hall.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Harris, Sammy Bryant, Larry Robbins, Edsell Cummings, Herschel Morgan, Tom Shackelford and Bobby Martin.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 7 a.m. to service time Thursday.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.
AURORA, Colo. – Eatricehas Price Ewing, 86, died Tuesday, June 8, 2010, in Aurora, Ill.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Third Union M.B. Church in Prairie. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be Friday at the funeral home.
To access the online register book, visit www.bellememorialfuneralhome.com.
Samuel G. Gilliam
TUPELO – Samuel G. Gilliam, 80, died Wednesday, June 9, 2010, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. He was born Aug. 18, 1929, in Lee County to the late Bob Gilliam and Ozell Rebecca Stovall Gilliam.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Agnew and Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Verona Burial will be in Porter’s Memorial Garden.
Survivors include his wife, Annie Gilliam of Tupelo; three sons, Sammy (Renee) Listenbee of Charlotte, N.C., Sammy T. Gilliam of Jacksonville, Fla., and L. Scott (Renae) Gilliam of Los Angeles; three sisters, Fannie Cleveland and Dorothy Gillard, both of Tupelo, and LaVell Walker of Jacksonville, Fla.; three brothers, Moses Gilliam and George B. Gilliam, both of Tupelo, and Paul (Lula) Gilliam of Jacksonville, Fla.; four grandchildren, one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Jean Ella Gilliam; one sister, Wilma Gilliam; two nieces, Phyllis Turner and Revanda Gilliam; and one nephew, Arthur Walker Jr.
Family and friends may sign the guestbook at www.agnewandsons,com.
NEW ALBANY – Travis Eugene Carr, 65, died Tuesday, June 15, 2010, at his residence. He was born Nov. 10, 1944, in Union County to Dixie Carr and Virginia Lewellen Carr. He had been a truck driver, a farmer and the owner of T. Carr’s Backhoe and Dozier Service. He was a Mason and a member of the Joseph Warren Masonic Lodge. He was a member of the Wallerville Baptist Church, where he served as deacon chairman.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Wallerville Baptist Church with the Rev. Glen Reeder and the Rev. Horace Thomas officiating. Burial will be in the Wallerville Cemetery. United Funeral Service in New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Brenda Pilcher Carr of New Albany; a daughter, Tammie Reeder (Glen) of Thaxton; two sons, Mark Carr and Chris Carr, both of New Albany; a sister, Bonnie Kaye Gammell (James) of New Albany; two brothers, Hollis Carr (Brenda Ann) of Oxford and Shaw Boadwee (Brenda) of Thaxton; and five grandchildren, Ashley Reeder Jarrett (John Mark), Matthew Reeder, Tarver Reeder, Jake Carr and Chloe Carr.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be Duncan Gates, Charles Sloan Jr., Glen Clayton, Roger Langford, Benji Vanlandingham and Terry Freeman. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike McCord, Steve Coleman, Tommy Whitten, David Rowan, David Coleman, Steve Rowe, Paul Nunnelee and Houston Richey.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at Wallerville Baptist Church from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday.
For online condolences, visit unitedfuneralservice.com.
Mary Lynn Hodges
TOCCOPOLA – Mary Lynn Hodges, 86, died Tuesday, June 15, 2010, at her residence. She was a member of the Antioch Free Will Baptist Church and a store owner and clerk for over 50 years in Toccopola.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with Rev. Jerry Hooper and Rev. Mike Daniels officiating. Burial will follow in the Antioch Cemetery.
Survivors include her daughters, Becky Austin and Rena Chrestman (Leroy) of Toccopola, and Gena Hamlett (Anthony) of Pontotoc; one son, Steve Hodges (Lucy) of Toccopola; one brother, Horace Bevill of Oxford; eight grandchildren, Terri Stanley, Barry Wardlaw, Tony Wardlaw, Lee Chrestman, Jason Chrestman, Wesley Harris, Stevie Hodges and Carley Hodges; five great-grandchildren, Cole Chrestman, Mary Collins Wardlaw, Mac Wardlaw, Britney Wardlaw and Jon Alexander.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William Fields Bevill and Joan Autice Tutor Bevill; her husband, Gathright Hodges; her daughter, Glenda Collums; and a sister, Cuple Fleming.
Pallbearers will be Lee Chrestman, Jason Chrestman, Steve Hodges, Barry Wardlaw, Billy Berry and Randy Stanley.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be offered at www.Browningpontotoc.com.
ASHLAND – Aldrich “Bud” Skelton, 75, died Monday, June 14, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany. He was born Jan. 14, 1935, in Marshall County. He was a farmer and a member of Bluff Springs Baptist Church at Ashland.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Holly Springs Funeral Home with Bro. Rusty Miller officiating. Burial will be in Bluff Springs Cemetery at Ashland.
Survivors include two daughters, Rita Hudson of Myrtle and Joyce Weatherly of Ashland; one brother, Charlie Skelton of Ashland; three sisters, Frances Overall of Falkner, and Robbie Maroney and Charleen Robinson, both of Ashland; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Bobbie Ann Jordan Skelton; a daughter, Bobbie Ann Skelton; and his parents, James and Ruby Skelton.
Pallbearers will be Steve Skelton, David Matlock, Austin Matlock, Michael Hall, Larry Mason, Wayne wilson, Brandon Wilson, Andrew Miller and Austin Miller.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
BLUE MOUNTAIN – Mattie Jane Wade, 57, died Monday, June 14, 2010, at her home. She was born Aug. 2, 1952. She was a member of St. James Church of God in Christ in Ripley, and a former member of Miracle Temple and Beulah Land M.B. Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at St. James Church of God in Christ in Ripley with Superintendent Bernell Hoyle officiating. Burial will be in St. Rest Cemetery in Ripley. Foster and Son Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary (Dwight) Cummings of Corinth and Linda (Jether) Thompson of Blue Mountain; a special nephew, Courtney Mullins of Blue Mountain; four sisters, Shirley Luster and Mary Jeanes of Ripley, and Annie Mullins and Ruby Knox of Blue Mountain; four brothers, Horace Mullins Jr. of New Albany, John Mullins of Ripley, Sammie Lee Mullins of Ashland and Robert Mullins of Ripley; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Visitation will be from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time Friday.
Charles D. Holcomb
GOLDEN – Charles D. Holcomb, 73, died Monday, June 14, 2010, at his home. He was born Oct. 29, 1936, in Itawamba County to Henry A. and Allie G. Underwood Holcomb. He joined the Mississippi Highway Patrol in 1962 and MDOT in 1984. He surrendered to preach on April 12, 1987, at the age of 50. He was a member and pastor of Poplar Springs Baptist Church for 17 years. He also pastored Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in Iuka. He enjoyed working on his farm in Itawamba County.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Antioch Baptist Church with Dr. Mark Howard and Bro. Donald Graham officiating. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery. Senter Funeral Home of Fulton is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Karen Bowen (Jeff) of Madison and Kristi Bennett (Jeromy) of Fulton; one son, Dale Holcomb (fiancampée, Regina) of Golden; grandchildren, Benjamin Charles Holcomb, Aiden Bennett, Riley Bennett, Gabe Simpson; one sister, Delilah Crum of Dennis; one brother, David Holcomb (Delora) of Golden.
He was preceded in death by his wives, Joyce Holcomb in 1995 and Zelma Holcomb in 2005; his parents; and a brother, Thomas Holcomb.
Pallbearers will be Doug Crumb, Donald Crumb, Casey Crumb, Cody Crumb, Brent Barker and Kevin Barker.
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 a.m. today. The body will lie in state at Antioch Baptist Church from 10:30 a.m. to service time today.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gideons International, c/o Adrian Mattox, 1474 Kyle Road, Fulton, MS 38843; or Poplar Springs Baptist Church Building Fund.
PALMETTO – Karen Renee “Katie” Goodrich, 50, died Monday, June 14, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born in Red Bay, Ala., on June 26, 1959, to Resel Lindsey and Wilma Boyd Lindsey. She lived much of her adult life in the Shannon, Verona and Palmetto areas of Lee County. She enjoyed being with her friends, cooking and eating, rock and roll music, and watching the Judges’ shows and the weather on television. She thoroughly enjoyed life and living it to the fullest.
Friends and family will gather at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to service time.
Survivors include her son, Jon Pounds of Amory; one sister, Sherry Hendrix (Jimmy) of Mooreville; four nieces, Crissy, Rhonda, Nita and Brandi Hendrix; two nephews, Jesse and David Hendrix; her companion of 16 years, Ted Harris of Palmetto.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her grandparents, Luch and Lelola Lindsey, Hose Boyd and Henrietta Boyd Lindsey; and two siblings, Donnie Lindsey and Lynn Beasley.
Condolences may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paul W. Smith
BELMONT – Paul W. Smith, 71, died Monday, June 14, 2010, at the Red Bay Hospital. He was born March 18, 1939, in Itawamba County to William Wesley and Clara Tucker Smith. He was formerly an employee of Schnadig for 16 years.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. L.D. Blevins and Bro. James Smith officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery at Golden.
Survivors include four children, Debbie Robinson (Terry Bailey), Daniel A. Smith Sr. (Debbie), David C. Smith (Sheila), all of Dennis, and Marcus P. Smith Sr. (Charlotte) of Golden; three brothers, Issac Smith of Golden, Leon Smith and Teddy Smith, both of Guntersville, Ala.; one sister, Frances Harbin of Red Bay, Ala.; daughter-in-law, Barbara Smith of Dennis; 12 grandchildren, Joey Robinson, Josh Robinson (Ashley Mills), Debra Jo Smith, Brandy Smith, Kenny Smith, D.J. Smith, Bradley Smith, Sonia Burns (Bryan), Dee Smith (Zack Eaton), Stephanie Smith, Marky Smith and Dustin Mills (Heather); four great-grandchildren, Keiley Robinson, Kensley Smith, Zander Smith and Marlie Mills; a host of many special nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Joan L. Smith; a son, Doug Smith; his parents; a brother, Robert Smith; and a sister, Doris Lindley.
Pallbearers will be Joey Robinson, Josh Robinson, Marky Smith, D.J. Smith, Bradley Smith, Kenny Smith, Bryan Burns and Robert Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Danny Smith, James Smith, Dustin Mills, Ricky Coats and Tony Massey.
Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont and until service time on Friday.
MYRTLE – Trecia Diane Pipkin Merritt, 58, died Monday, June 14, 2010, at The Med in Memphis. She was born Oct. 18, 1951, in Tippah County to John Pipkin and Frances Cagle Canerdy. She was a member of Denmark Baptist Church in Oxford, where she was the church pianist and her husband, Bro. Jerry Merritt Sr., is the pastor. She was a hairdresser.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at United Funeral Service Chapel with Bro. Roger Hunter officiating. Burial will be in Glenfield Memorial Park.
She is survived by her husband, Bro. Jerry Merritt Sr.; two daughters, Lisa Cook (Marty) of Myrtle and Tabitha Merritt of Pontotoc; one son, Jerry Clay Merritt Jr. (Lori) of Myrtle; one sister, Vicki McDaniel (Clint) of Blue Mountain; three brothers, Larry Pipkin, Mark Pipkin (Lynn) and Don Canerdy (Sandra), all of Myrtle; nine grandchildren, Emily Cook, Amber Cook, Mason Cook, Kaitlyn Minter, Hayley Minter, Madison Rhodes, Gracie Cook, Hannah Merritt and Grayson Cook.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Michael Roy Pipkin.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
For online condolences, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.
AMORY – Lillian Leech Brown, 89, died Monday, June 14, 2010, at the Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. Born Feb. 1, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Porter Carlos and Florence Rebecca Reese Leech. She married James Brown in 1941; he died in 1997. She was a graduate of Smithville High School, where she was salutatorian. For many years, she lived in Zion, Ill., working for Abbott Laboratories. She enjoyed yard work and gardening.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Masonic Cemetery in Amory with Dr. Allen Simpson officiating. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include a nephew, Ronald Ozborne of Grenada; great-nieces and great-nephews, Clif Ozborne (Delight) of Grenada, Richard Ozborne (Crystal) of Grenada, Jay Ozborne (Jennifer) of Winona, John Ozborne of Nashville, Elizabeth Cranford (Albert) of Grenada, Rebecca McWilliams of Yazoo City and Danielle Ginn (John) of Lexington; six great-great-nephews and eight great-great-nieces; one great-great-great-nephew; and numerous cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a brother, Carlos Major Leech; a sister, Ruby Cox; a nephew, Dan Cox; and a niece, Glendyne Ozborne.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Reese, Gerald Lovvorn, Anthony Brown, Jimmy Douglas Cowley, Allen Duncan and B.J. Stevens.
Visitation will be from 9 until 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Nancy A. Marzette
OXFORD – Nancy A. Marzette, 89, died Tuesday, June 15, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.
CORINTH – Shaun Barnett, 31, died Tuesday, June 15, 2010, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel.
BALDWYN – Minnie Anglin Howell, 87, died Tuesday, June 15, 2010, at her home after a brief illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home.
TUPELO – Reba Doris “Dot” Stembridge, 69, died Tuesday, June 15, 2010, at Tupelo Nursing and Rehab after a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home on Jefferson Street.
TUPELO – Patricia Louise “Pat” Nichols, 68, died Monday, June 14, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born in Lee County on Dec. 15, 1941, to Robert Clifton Beggs and Effie Hazel Scott Beggs. She lived most of her life in Lee County. She was a retired switchboard operator for the North Mississippi Medical Center. She attended East Main Church of Christ. She loved to talk, play cards with her Traceway friends and spend time with her grandchildren, who affectionately called her “Pat Pat.”
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel, with Bro. Gary Williams officiating. Burial will be in the Beggs Family Plot at the Priceville Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to service time Thursday at the funeral home.
Survivors include one daughter, Tracy Lyle (Greg) of Tupelo; three sons, Nick Nichols (Teri), Scott Nichols (Teresa) and Chad Nichols, all of Tupelo; one brother, Bill Beggs of San Jose, Calif.; two sisters, Mary Miller (Ed) of Knoxville, Tenn., and Martha Jenkins (Don) of Atlanta, Ga.; the father of her children, James Nichols of Laurel; 11 grandchildren, Chris, Corey and Ty, and Cooper Nichols, Anna Carlisle, Elizabeth Nichols, Logan and Mary-Morgan Lyle, Cindy Wages, Nicole Pitts and Shane Loyd; and one great-grandchild, Aiden Nichols.
She was preceded in death by her parents; four siblings, Bob Beggs, Bud Beggs, Geraldine Markley and a twin, Patrick Louis; and one grandson, Monty Nichols.
Pallbearers will be Todd, Brad, Kent, Matthew, Jonathan and Bobby Nichols.
Memorials may be sent to the Monty Nichols Memorial Scholarship Fund, 1588 Oak View Circle, Tupelo, MS 38804.
Condolences may be e-mailed to email@example.com.
FULTON – Pauline Williams Rogers, 88, died Tuesday, June 15, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Jan. 7, 1922, to Drayton Clarence and Mary Etta Underwood Williams. She attended Lighthouse Baptist Church. She was a homemaker. She enjoyed flowering gardening, word puzzles, watching Wheel of Fortune and being with her grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Wallace Strawn and Bro. Brad Hamusser officiating. Burial will be in the Salem Cemetery.
Survivors include five sons, Vernon Rogers (Barbara), Leroy Rogers, Larry Rogers, Freeman Rogers (Margaret), all of Fulton, and Eddie Rogers (Becky) of Coloma, Mich.; four daughters, Vick Lindley, Lanell Rodgers (Bobby), both of Fulton, Helen O’Neal (Boyd) of Albany, Ga., and Debbie Lawson (David) of Haines City, Fla.; one sister, Oleta Blaney of Scottsdale, Ariz.; 26 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren; several stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordie Rogers, who died in 1981; three sons, Trice, Troy and Ernie Rogers; six brothers; three sisters; five grandchildren, Melinda Rogers, Angel Rogers, Chris Rogers, Darrell Lindley and Pamela Bradshaw; and her parents.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
AMORY – Neva Spain died Tuesday, June 15, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.
OXFORD – Harry Smith Calder, 53, died Saturday, June 12, 2010, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis.
A graveside service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at the New Providence Cemetery located at New Providence Baptist Church in Vardaman. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to King’s Daughters amp& Sons Home, 3568 Appling Road, Bartlett, TN 38133.
BURNSVILLE – Helen Lambert, 78, died Monday, June 14, 2010, at Carrington House in Iuka.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Antioch Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
HOULKA – Judith M. “Judy” Johnson Linton, 63, of Houlka, died Monday, June 14, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, after a four-year long battle with cancer.
She was born April 16, 1947, in Houlka to Joseph Leland Johnson and Myrtle Buchanan Johnson. United in marriage with Kenneth E. Linton on Aug. 1, 1964, the newlyweds moved to Greenwood, then to Memphis, then back home to Houlka to raise their family. She was a loving wife and mother and was a 20-year employee of BancorpSouth at both the Houston and Houlka locations, and a faithful member of Houlka Church of the Nazarene, where she often led the congregational singing.
Services will be today, June 16, 2010, at 2 p.m. at Houlka Church of the Nazarene with Rev. John Strickland and Rev. Jerry Hatcher officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Houlka.
Judy leaves her husband of 45 years, Kenneth Linton of Houlka; and her mother, Myrtle Johnson of Houlka.
Judy and Kenneth were blessed with three children, Barry (Mary Katheryn) Linton of Moody, Ala., Patrick (Lisa) Linton of Houlka and Alice Paige (Brad) Mize of Columbus. She was MaMaw to Stephanie Reeves (fiance, Gerren Turner), Lana Linton, Nicole Linton, Monica Linton, Kyle Linton, Joel Linton, Connor Linton and Claire Linton. Also surviving are her three brothers, Joe (Judy) Johnson of Cecil, Ga., Clyde Johnson of Macon, Ga., and Hugh (Jane) Johnson of Atlanta, Ga.; her sister-in-law, Glenda (Kenneth) Hatcher, and brother-in-law, Gary (Marilyn) Linton, all of Houlka.
She was preceded in death by her father, Leland, and her younger sister, Alice Faye.
Pallbearers are Sid Burt, Mark Dye, Ricky Burgess, Seth Burt, Bub Collums and Mike Rooker.
Visitation will continue today from 10 a.m. until the service time at Houlka Church of the Nazarene.
Memorials may be made to the Rose Hill Cemetery Fund, c/o Ken Westmoreland, P.O. Box 128, Houlka, MS 38850.
Friends and family may sign our online register book at houstonfuneralhomems.com.
Judy leaves behind countless friends and family members. Her love of the Lord and her faith in Christ were an inspiration to her family and friends. We are comforted that she is home with the Lord.
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