Obituaries June 16, 2011

By NEMS Daily Journal

Bonnie Durham
IUKA – Bonnie Sue Durham, 69, died Tuesday, June 14, 2011.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Ludlam Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery in Tishomingo. Ludlam Funeral Home in Iuka is in charge of arrangements.

Anna-Rose Crouch
GUNTOWN – Anna-Rose Louise Crouch, infant daughter of Christopher and Jessica Crouch, died Monday, June 13, 2011, at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Madilene Knight
GREENWOOD SPRINGS – Edna Madilene Camp Knight, 85, died Monday, June 13, 2011, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. She was born July 25, 1925, in Monroe County to Jeptha James and Dora Puckett Camp. She was a graduate of Greenwood Springs High School and attended Mississippi College and Business College in Birmingham, Ala. She lived at Golden Living Nursing Center in Amory for a short time. She married L.B. Knight, who preceded her in death. Being a loving woman, her family was important to her and she loved them dearly. She worked in the garment industry for many years at Glenn Manufacturing and retiring at Real toc in Beaverton, Ala. She loved gospel and Western music, flower gardening and cooking. Crafts were enjoyable to her especially making floral arrangements. She was a member of Shiloh North Methodist Church in Lamar County, Ala.
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. today at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory with Bro. Dale Ford officiating. Burial will follow in Blaylock Cemetery in Lamar County, Ala. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her daughters, Gloria Lou Knight Harris (Allan) of Harker Heights, Texas, and Mary Sue Knight Moore (David) of Amory; grandchildren, Tony Harris, Tommy Lee Woodham (Tammy), Amanda W. Hall, Shilo Harris, Cory Woodham and Michael Harris; six step-grandchildren; great-grandchildren, Matthew Woodham, Anika Harris, Alexandria Woodham, Logan Hall, Chandler Woodham, Luke Hall and Mason Woodham; 7 step-great-grandchildren; and several cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and her brother, Horace H. Camp.
Pallbearers will be Timmy Armstrong, Keith Hester, Ronnie Duke and family and friends.
Visitation will be until service time today at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Barney Lewis
CORINTH – Barney Kendrick Lewis, 90, died Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Services with military honors will be held at noon today at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Bro. Merl Dixon officiating. Burial will be in Lebanon Methodist Church Cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.

Ronnie Burt
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Ronald “Ronnie” Burt, 48, died Friday, June 10, 2011.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at T.O.M.B. Building in Oxford. Burial will be in Oxford Memorial Garden Cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be form 1 to 6:30 p.m. today at Serenity Martin Chapel.

Louise Jones
TUPELO – Mary Louise Sprouse Jones, 74, died Saturday, June 11, 2011, at Sanctuary Hospice House. She was born in Water Valley on June 19, 1936, to the late Moody Clayton and Birdie Redwine Sprouse. She was a member of Duplicate Bridge Club, a volunteer for Concert Society of Tupelo, she collected stamps for orphanages in England, and she was an honorary Girl Scout. She was a legal secretary and retired from the law offices of Dan Davis and John Martin in Tupelo. She was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church in Tupelo.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley with the Rev. William Stevenson officiating.
Survivors include her daughter, Janice Watts of Tupelo; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, William Gary Naramore and Michael Edward Patterson.

Rubie DeBerry
HOLLY SPRINGS – Rubie Lee Lester DeBerry, 78, died Monday, June 13, 2011, at Alliance HealthCare System.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Rust College Doxey Auditorium. Burial will be in Yarbrough Chapel C.M.E. Church Cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 6 to 8 p.m. at Yarbrough Chapel C.M.E. Church. The body will lie in state from 10 to 10:55 a.m. Friday at the Rust College Doxey Auditorium.
In lieu of flowers, send contributions to New Hope Village of Holly Springs.

Evelyn Lawson
DRY CREEK – Evelyn Lawson, 65, died Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at the Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. She was born June 28, 1945, to Charley C. and Alice Ben Bolt Floyd. She was a member of Concord Baptist Church and a homemaker.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robert Walker officiating. Burial will be in Concord Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, Billy Wayne “Son” Lawson; one son, Walter (Crystal) Lawson of Dry Creek; two sisters, Barbara Storey of Tupelo and Beth Williams of Blytheville, Ark.; two brothers, Freddie Floyd of South Boston, Va., and Charles Floyd of Como; and three grandchildren, Blake, Kiley and Kayston Lawson.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and three brothers, Raymond Floyd, James Floyd and Travis Floyd.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and until service time Friday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

Linda Cadden
AMORY – Linda H. Cadden, 70, died Monday, June 13, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born March 16, 1941, to Relder V. and Ruby Jewell Anthony Horne. She graduated from Smithville High School and was employed in Amory by Dr. B.O. Moore Clinic, Mississippi Funeral Association, People’s Drug Co., Security Bank of Amory and the Community Bank, also of Amory. She was employed by Internal Medicine of Oxford. She loved her family and friends. She was an avid reader and loved shopping. She was a friend to everyone.
Services will be held at 4 p.m. today at First Baptist Church with Dr. Allen Simpson and Steve Greenhaw officiating. Burial will follow in Masonic Cemetery. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Johnny Cadden; her daughter, Mollye W. Walsh; her granddaughter, Kayla Walsh, all of Amory; her husband’s children, Melinda (Fred) Calmes of Tupelo, and their daughter, Mikki; Tommy (Gina) Cadden of Amory and his children, Janet and Kathy; and Terri (Russell) Hughes of Tupelo and their son, Cooper; four sisters, Marcelle Medley, Martha (Joe) Holland, and Jimmie Little, all of Smithville, and Carolyn Murphy of Amory; a brother, Jack (Patsy) Horne of Smithville; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Jerry Horne of Swanee, Fla.; and her sister, Marion McWhirter of Holly Springs.
Pallbearers will be Steve Greenhaw, Dr. Eddie Yoe and Paul Knox of Amory; Brad Stevens of Smithville; Bill Miley of Columbus; Dr. Tom Randle of Oxford and Jim Spencer and Steve Wallace of Tupelo.
Honorary pallbearers will be Community Bank employees, Internal Medicine employees, Dr. Barry Bertolet and Dr. Robert Derveloy of Tupelo.
The body will lie in state from 10 a.m. until service time today at the church.
Memorials can be made to a scholarship fund through the First Baptist Church, Burr Scriber Missions, P.O. Box 540, Amory, MS 38821.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.eepicklefuneralhome.com.

William Rogers
TISHOMINGO – William Henry Rogers Sr., 94, died Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at Community Hospice “Darlington Oaks” in Verona. He was a native of Alabama and a First Degree Mason. He retired as a construction worker after 60 years, having worked all over Indiana and other states. Better known to his family as “Uncle Bill,” he made his home in Evansville, Ind., for the last 70 years. In Nov. 2008, he moved to Tishomingo to be next door to his nephew, Willie Thorne Jr. Shortly after he moved to Mississippi, he became very ill.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. William Burcham officiating. Burial will be in Tishomingo Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Elexia McAlister (Johnnie) of Evansville, Ind., and Glenda Alexander of West Memphis, Ark.; one son, William Henry Rogers Jr., of Evansville; three nephews, Willie Thorne Jr. (Elizabeth Jeannette) of Tishomingo, Dwight Lee Thorne (Vivian) of Arlington, Texas, and Kennedy Thorne of Chicago; five nieces, Ernestine Walker and Jo Ann Thomas (Anderson), all of Chicago, Julene Thorne of Ft. Worth, Texas, Lander Coburn of Maywood, Ill., and Doris Boubrece of Merrillville, Ind.; four grandchildren; a very special friend, Christine Edwards of Evansville; and a host of great-nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Della Rogers.
Flower girls will be nieces and friends. Pallbearers will be friends of the family.
Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Juanita Anderson
PHILADELPHIA – Juanita Anderson, 93, died Monday, June 13, 2011, at Dogwood Homeplace Assisted Living in Saltillo. She was a homemaker and member of the Philadelphia Extension Homemaker Club. She was a Sunday school teacher and member of East Philadelphia Baptist Church in Philadelphia. She was a charter member of Beacon Street Baptist Church in Philadelphia.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at McClain-Hays Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Jimmy Porter officiating. Burial will be in Eastlawn Cemetery. McClain-Hays Funeral Service, Inc. in Philadelphia is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Dr. Ken Anderson (Judy) of Saltillo; one daughter, Charlotte Eberle (David) of Fritz Creek, Alaska; one brother, Frank Brown Brantley (Pat) of Maggie Valley, N.C.; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Anderson.
Pallbearers will be Terry Anderson, Robert Neese, Glenn Goldman, Reuben Moore, Mac McIIwain and Harris Pilgrim.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

George Powell
NEW ALBANY – George Wendell Powell, 81, died Wednesday, June 15, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. He was born June 27, 1929, in New Albany to John H. and Vera Cathcart Powell. He retired as a truck driver after 28 years with the Teamsters Union. He loved horses and enjoyed hunting.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at United Funeral Service with Rev. Mike Powell officiating. Burial will be in New Albany City Cemetery. United Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by three sons, John Powell (Nancy) of Ofallon, Ill., Charles Powell (Ann) and Mark Powell (Louise), both of New Albany; three stepsons, Von Leatherman of Houston, Texas, Eric Leatherman of Indianapolis, Ind., and Kevin Leatherman of Springfield, Ill.; two stepdaughters, Kay Remillard of Collinsville, Ill., and Debbie Gardner of Springfield; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Jane Moreman; and two brothers, Francis Powell and John Powell Jr.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.

Rev. Booker Ruff
SALTILLO – Rev. Booker T. Ruff died Monday, June 6, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Inspiration Community Baptist Church with Dr. Cordell Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Mud Creek Cemetery. N.L. Jones and Son Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his sister, Alberta McGee of Racine, Wis.; his brothers, Rev. LeeArtis Ruff (Neomi) of Detroit and Deacon James Ruff (Doris) of Belden; his three daughters, Dana Ruff (Sean Osley) of Milwaukee, Wis., Bonita Walker (Fernando) of Milwaukee and Letitia Ruff of Milwaukee; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends including Pastor Jackson of Birmingham, Ala.
He was preceded in death by his father, George Ruff Sr.; his mother, Othulla Ruff; and his brother, George Ruff Jr.
The body will lie in state one hour prior to service time.
Sign the guestbook online at www.nljonesandson.com.

Robert Waters
SHANNON – Robert Alton Waters, 81, died Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. A Shannon native and lifelong resident, he was born Nov. 19, 1929, to O.B. and Clytee Beasley Waters. A graduate of Shannon High School, he then went on to Itawamba Junior College where he was a member of the first graduating class of IJC. He was an employee of Reed Manufacturing, retiring after 30 years of service. He was an avid reader and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Shannon.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Rev. Dean Moody officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Tula Conwell Waters of Shannon; his brother-in-law, Bobby Conwell (Myra) of Baldwyn; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his mother-in-law and father-in-law; and six brothers-in-law.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to to a favorite charity honoring his memory.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Bobbie McDowell
RIPLEY – Bobbie Duncan McDowell, 82, died Tuesday, June 14, 2011, in Ripley. She was born Feb. 4, 1929, to Lowrey Duncan and Velma McMillin Duncan. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Ripley where she was a member of the Ruth Sunday School Class, a former member of the Historical Committee and the Women’s Mission Organization. She was also a former member of the Chickasaw Nation Chapter of DAR and Tippah County Historical Society and was a member of the Friends of the Library. She was a homemaker.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Rex Yancey and Bro. Tom Young officiating. Burial will be in Tippah Memorial Garden. Ripley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by one daughter, Barbara Storey (Alan) of Olive Branch; one sister, Martha Murphy (James Allen) of Ripley; two grandchildren, Rob Storey (Jennifer) of Germantown, Tenn., and Allison Storey of Clinton; three great-grandchildren, Ashton, Declan and Josiah Storey, all of Germantown; two sisters-in-law, Jane Huddleston of Ripley and Grace McDowell of Tiplersville; one brother-in-law, Ottis Young of Shelbyville, Tenn.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hershel McDowell; and her parents.
Pallbearers will be Holland McDowell, Eddie McDowell, Roy McDowell, Allen Murphy, Johnny Ray Young and Steve Young.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Ripley Funeral Home.
To view obituaries online and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneral home.com.

Oba Wilemon
FULTON – Oba M. Wilemon, 78, died Wednesday, June 15, 2011, at Community Hospice at Darlington Oaks. He was born June 2, 1933, to Chester and Lena Dulaney Wilemon. He retired from American Motors and had worked at the Illinois Beach State Park as a part-time cook. He was Baptist in belief.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton. Burial will be in Itawamba Memorial Gardens. McNeece-Morris Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Denise Schonter (David) of Zion, Ill., and Vanessa Mace (Robert) of Lambord, Ill.; one brother, Alfred Wilemon (Pam) of Fulton; two sisters, Becky Weaver (Sydney) of Smithville and Willie R. Abbott of Fulton; four grandchildren, Cassidy Lincicome (Jim), Todd Schonter, Justin Schonter (Cecilla) and Ashley Cunningham; and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Velma Etoyce Wilemon, who died April 24, 2000; his parents; four brothers, John, Benny, Leroy and Jack Wilemon; and a sister, Mildred Wilemon.
Family members will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be from noon until service time Friday at the funeral home.

Mattie Bryson
NEW ALBANY – Mattie Lee Little Bryson died Wednesday, June 15, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Union County. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service.

Donald Watson
BALDWYN – Donald Lee Watson, 65, died Wednesday, June 15, 2011, at his home in the Houston Community after an extended illness. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and car racing. He was a former employee of Norman’s Store. He enjoyed visiting with church friends and family. He attended the independent Church of God.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Dwight Scott officiating. Burial will be in the Kirkville Cemetery. Waters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Ozella M. Watson of Baldwyn; his sons, Chris Kemp, Donnie Kemp, Lee Watson (Debra), George Watson (Kristin) and Bobby Watson (Beverly); his stepsons, Bo Underwood (Annette), Ray Underwood, Bruce Underwood and Robert Underwood (Sue); his grandchildren, Kayla Goodrich, Ethon Underwood, Carla Underwood, Anthony Underwood, Brianna Underwood, Ashley Underwood, Stacy Watson, Dale Watson, Bobby Watson Jr., Jessica Watson, Brittney Watson, Alisa Watson, Austin Watson, Tiffany Watson, Alton Watson and Destiney Watson; his brother, James Watson (Joyce); and his sister, Irene Wood.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Godford Watson and Kathleen Watson; his daughter, Fannie Louise Watson; and his sister, Lydia Montgomery.
Pallbearers will be Bo Underwood, Bruce Underwood, Ray Underwood and Dale Watson.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Sam Cain
OLIVE BRANCH – Sam Cain, 79, died Monday, June 13, 2011.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Bethel Baptist Church, 6001 Goodman Road, Walls, MS. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Lindsey Cemetery in Dennis. Burial will be in Lindsey Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at the church.

Jimmy Baker
CORINTH – Jimmy Dell Baker, 74, died Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Rev. Nelson Hight officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.