Obituaries June 18, 2011

By NEMS Daily Journal

Juanita Wooley
RIPLEY – Juanita Faye Henry Wooley, 79, died Thursday, June 16, 2011, at Tippah County Hospital Nursing Home in Ripley. She was born Sept. 10, 1931, to Thomas and Vessie Martin Henry in Tippah County. She was a former employee of American Biltrite and Pep Industries. She was an active member of West Ripley Baptist Church and a member of the Eastern Star.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at McBride Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bill Baker and Bro. Randy Latch officiating. Burial will be in Tippah Memorial Gardens. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Terry Ray Wooley (Annie Lois) of Ripley; two grandsons, David Wooley (Suzanne) of Ripley and Steven Wooley (Krista) of Ripley; four great-grandchildren, Hunter and Austin Wooley and Gavin and Logan Wooley, all of Ripley; three sisters, Louise Sweatman of Ripley, Bernice Suitor (Aaron) of Ripley and Helen Drewery (Waymon) of Ripley; four brothers, Jerry Henry (Juanita) of Walnut, Robert Henry (Doris) of Ripley, Terry Henry (Betty) of Ripley and Larry Henry (Joyce) of Counce, Tenn.; one special sister-in-law, Hermie Henry of Ripley; and two sisters-in-law, Veatrice Timmons of Ripley and Lorene Heavener of Ripley.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George W. “Junior” Wooley; her parents; two brothers, Herman Henry and James Henry; one brother-in-law, Earnest Sweatman; and one sister-in-law, Mary Jewel Henry.
Pallbearers will be Gerald Bagwell, Johnny Childs, Neil Heavener, Sammy Ballard, Waymon Drewery, Tate Gattis and Ronnie Huddleston.
Honorary pallbearers will be nieces and nephews, Dr. Charles Elliot, Dr. Troy Cappleman, Dr. Susan Cappleman and the staff of Tippah County Hospital Nursing Home.
Visitation will be from 7 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to West Ripley Baptist Church Building Fund, 773 Cooper St., Ripley, MS 38663.
To view and sign the online guestbook visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.

Harvey Hillhouse
MANTEE – Harvey Hillhouse, 88, died Thursday, June 16, 2011, in Eupora.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Double Springs Baptist Church in Webster County. Burial will be in the church’s cemetery. Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the church.
The family requests that memorials be made to Double Springs Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, Tony Hillhouse 1594 Savannah Lake Rd., Mantee, MS 39751.

Gladys Elliott
WEST POINT – Gladys B. Powell Elliott, 88, died Thursday, June 16, 2011, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson. She was born Jan. 24, 1923, in Clay County to Mattie Mae Andrews and William Raymond Blankenship. She was a member of First Baptist Church in West Point.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Robinson Chapel with Rev. Dale Funderburg officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Powell Goss of Conyers, Ga.; five grandchildren, Christopher Paul Goss, Marcus Brian Goss, Bethany Rae Hofmann, Joseph Tyler Goss and Chandler Dean Goss; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Christopher Paul Goss, Marcus Brian Goss, Chandler Dean Goss, Joseph Tyler Goss, Herbert Wooten, Danny Bailey and Randy Simmons.
Honorary pallbearers will be her friends.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Suite 800, Washington, D.C. 20004.
Friends may send condolences online at www.robinsonfh.net.

Benjamin Welch
NESBIT – Benjamin Troy Welch, 80, died Friday, June 17, 2011, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service in New Albany.
George Settle
BIGGERSVILLE – George Settle died Friday, June 17, 2011, at Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Memorial Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Other arrangements will be announced later.
Dimple Felks
MICHIGAN CITY – Dimple Ophelia Felks, 88, died Friday, June 17, 2011, at her home.
Services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Bro. Travis Smith officiating. Magnolia Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 3 p.m. until service time Sunday, both at the funeral home.

Joe Peters
CORINTH – Junior Joe Peters, 73, died Thursday, June 16, 2011, in Summertown, Tenn.
Services with military honors will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Charlie Browning and Neal Harwell officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 1 p.m. until service time Sunday, both at the funeral home.

Harold Baldwyn
TUPELO – Harold F. Baldwyn, 75, died Friday, June 17, 2011, at Community Hospice in Verona. He was born July 3, 1935, to Roy and Flora Baldwyn in Saltillo. He was a retired truck driver. He enjoyed spending time with family and his beloved dog, “Buck.” He served four years in the U.S. Navy.
Services with military honors will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Lee Memorial Funeral Home with Mike Drewery officiating. Lee Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Marlon Baldwyn (Buffy) of Tupelo; and two grandsons, Bryant Baldwyn and Blake Baldwyn, both of Tupelo.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Betty Baldwyn; his parents; two sisters and one brother.
Pallbearers will be Bryant Baldwyn, Blake Baldwyn, Curtis Bass, Brad Bass, Charles Baldwyn and Justin Baldwyn.
Honorary pallbearers will be Roy Hodges, Johnny Owen, Billy and Mike McCullough and Frank Dorrough.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
For online condolences please visit www.leememorialonline.com.

Candy Brown
TUPELO – Candy Louise Brown, 26, died Thursday, June 16, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after an unexpected illness. A native of Chicago, Ill., she was born Aug. 4, 1984. She had lived in Tupelo the past year. She was a stay at home mom and loved taking care of her children. She had an exemplary faith in God.
W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements. No services will be held locally, but expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Survivors include three children, Jennifer Avila, Wyatt Brown and August Brown, all of Tupelo; her grandmother, Louise Sharp of Tupelo; her stepfather, Eddie Young of Chicago; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Tina Brown.

Merle Hopkins
GUNTOWN – Willis Merle Hopkins, 67, died Thursday, June 16, 2011, at his home. He was a self-employed auto body repairman. He was an avid fisherman.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Prentiss Memorial Gardens. Waters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Brigman Hopkins of Guntown; his son, Bill Hopkins of Guntown; his mother, Lula Hopkins of Baldwyn; his sister, Marjorie Gardner of Baldwyn; his brother, Dan Hopkins of Guntown; and his grandchildren, B.J. Hopkins (Tabatha Shook), Hunter Hopkins and Claire Hopkins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Willis M. Hopkins.
Visitation will be from noon until service time today.

Harold Nichols
BALDYWN – Harold Ray Nichols, 70, died Friday, June 17, 2011, at his home after an extended illness. He was a past employee of Delmarva Power in Wilmington, Del. After moving to Baldwyn in 1979, he worked for the bio-clinic and was a security guard for APMM (Toyota) in Baldwyn. He was a member of the Ingram Baptist Church, and he served in the U.S. Navy as a gunners mate on the U.S.S. Neosho during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Chuck Hampton officiating. Burial will be in the Prentiss Memorial Gardens. Waters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Carol Hatton Nichols of Baldwyn; two daughters, Debbie Duke and Melvin of Tupelo and Marlene Underwood and Bruce of Baldwyn; his brother, Richard Nichols of Baldwyn; and five grandchildren, Erica Underwood, John Stacy Duke and Jentri, Andrea Underwood, Nic Duke and Matt Duke.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver Lee and Mable Ashmore Nichols.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Nichols, Bobby Nichols, Nick Ashmore, Nathan Ashmore, Friddie Ashmore and James Rinehart.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.

Johnny Pharr
TISHOMINGO – Johnny R. Pharr, 49, died Thursday, June 16, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Lindsey Cemetery in Dennis. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of arrangements.

Analisa Kaufmann
OKOLONA – Analisa Dawn Kaufmann, 25, died Thursday, June 16, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. She was born March 17, 1986, in Bastrop, La., to Edward Kaufmann and Donna Koehn Kaufmann. She and her family relocated from Louisiana to Okolona in 1991 where she grew up and lived until her death. She attended the Egypt Mennonite School. Her employments seemed to center around food service concerns as she had previously worked for Kaufmann’s Cafampé, Ole Huck’s Restaurant and Smokie’s in Okolona, the Bakery in Tupelo and Turner’s Flowers. At her death, she was employed as the manager of Chickasaw Townhouse Apartments. She was always thinking of others. She was particularly interested in young children, especially young girls in the church. She was a strong, effective mentor to many of them, often making purchases on their behalf to make them happy. She loved the outdoors, four-wheeler riding, reading, shopping and all animals, especially her pets. She was an active and engaged member of the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite at Egypt where she was involved in youth activities.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite, south of Okolona, with Minister Todd Becker, Minister Jeff Jantz and Minister Ronnie Jantz officiating. Burial will immediately follow in the church’s cemetery. Holland Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her mom and dad, Donna Koehn and Edward Kaufmann of Okolona; a brother, Zachary Kaufmann of the home; her grandparents, Henry and Gladys Koehn of Okolona; an uncle and aunt, David and Susan Koehn of Inman, Kan.; a special cousin, HanaBeth Koehn of Inman, Kan.; special friends, Sarah Wesenberg and Ryan and Rhonda Wedel, all of Okolona; and a host of other relatives and friends everywhere.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Howard and Twila Kaufmann.
Pallbearers will be Brett Jones, Brandon Unruh, Lee Wedel, Michael Kaufmann, Rusty Kaufmann, Daniel Kaufmann, Kyler Smith and Dante Lopez.
Honorary pallbearers will be Fred Decker and Ryan Wedel.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Okolona Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors and from 10 a.m. until service time Sunday at the church.
Memorials may be made to Children’s Fund/Christian Service International, c/o Okolona Church of God in Christ, Mennonite, 1109 CR 410, Okolona, MS 38860 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 1 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Larry Loden
TUPELO – Larry Loden, 58, died Friday, June 17, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Harrisburg Baptist Church in Tupelo. Burial will be in Tupelo Memorial Park.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors and from 1 p.m. until service time Monday at Harrisburg Baptist Church. Holland Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Loden Children’s Educational Fund, c/o Renasant Bank, 209 Troy St., Tupelo, MS 38801 or any Renasant Branch Bank.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.com.

Trudy Tackett
NEW HOULKA – Trudy Ann Wright Whitfield Tackett, 37, died Friday, June 17, 2011, at home. She was born July 16, 1973, in Leland. She was a store manager and clerk and a member of Pilgrim Baptist Church in Greenville.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Will Turner and Bro. Junior Ritchie officiating. Burial will be in Memory Memorial Garden in Bruce. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Josh Tackett of Mobile, Ala.; a daughter, Kaitlyn Breanna Whitfield of Greenville; a former husband, Billy Allen Whitfield of Greenville; her father, Edgar C. Wright Jr., of Brandon; her mother, Cynthia Ann Kisner Floyd of New Houlka; her stepfather, Michael Dale Floyd of Greenville; a sister, Katherine Tiffany Wright Tole of Pine Bluff, Ark.; four brothers, Nicholas Bradford of Simmons of Anchorage, Alaska, William Tyler Floyd of Greenville, Michael Ladell “Bubba” Floyd of Jackson and Terry Vincent Floyd of Greenville; and two grandmothers, Mary Anderson Wright of Greenville and Carolyn Cain Kisner Holeman of Banner.
She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Edgar C. Wright Sr., and John William Kisner.
Pallbearers will be Josh Cornelius, Lee Cornelius, Justin Davis, Jeremy Hillhouse, Joe Lancaster, William Moak, Michael Wright and Robbie Wright.
Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at www.parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com.

Moman Harrell
TUPELO – Moman Harrell, 75, died Friday, June 17, 2011, in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel.

Hurschel Whitaker
BURNSVILLE – Hurschel Whitaker died Friday, June 17, 2011, at his home.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home of Glen.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Hazel Alday
BOONEVILLE – Hazel M. Cooksey Alday, 89, died Friday, June 17, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Liberty Memorial Garden. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Connie Eaton
TISHOMINGO – Connie Sue Eaton, 60, died Friday, June 17, 2011, at DCH Hospital in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont. Burial will be in Lindsey Cemetery in Dennis. Deaton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Art Mauriocourt
AMORY – Arthur R. Mauriocourt, 106, died Thursday, June 16, 2011, at Oak Tree Plantation. He was born Aug. 26, 1904, in Port Alleghany, Pa., to Louis Jean and Wilhelmina Morrison Mauriocourt. He attended schools at Bald Eagle, Pa., West Virginia, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Kansas. In 1944, he married Rubye Wooten. Before moving to Amory, he was with Western Auto Supply Company for 24 years and served as Southeastern Sales Manager. He and his wife, Rubye Wooten Mauriocourt, moved to Amory in 1945 and owned and operated the Western Auto Associate Store for 32 years, retiring in 1977. He was a member of First Baptist Church. He was the first chairman of the Amory Housing Authority, a two-term alderman of Amory, a member of the Amory Chamber of Commerce, a 50+ year member of the Rotary Club of Amory and a member of the Amory Masonic Lodge, including Knights Templar and Order of the Eastern Star.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory with Bro. Jimmy McFatter officiating. Burial will follow in Masonic Cemetery. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by a son, James N. Mauriocourt and daughter-in-law, Kay Johnson Mauriocourt of Dunwoody, Ga.; granddaughters, Kay Paige McIntosh and Pamela Kelly Bennett, both of Dunwoody, Ga., and Dr. Lisa Leigh Moss of Novi, Mich.; five great-grandchildren; and the fellowship of numerous friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Rubye W. Mauriocourt; and a great-grandson, Wiley G. Moss.
Pallbearers will be Ira Kennedy, Tony Poss, Thomas Griffith, Gene Haney, Kevin Crook and Robert Pickle.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Francis and Glenn Flowers.
Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials should be sent to Baptist Children’s Village, P.O. Box 27, Clinton, MS 39060.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the funeral home at www.eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Leola Freeman
SALTILLO – Leola Freeman, 87, died Friday, June 10, 2011, at her son’s (J.T. Freeman) home. He was born May 11, 1924, to Selena Cunningham Weston and Lennard Betts in Lee County. Charlie Weston, her stepfather, raised her. Her daughter, Barbara Freeman, took good care of her until her death. She was married to A.T. Freeman in 1944 and unto this union 11 children were born. She joined New Zion M.B. Church at the early age under the leadership of Rev. Robert Owens in Saltillo. She attended New Zion, Guntown and Lowe’s schools. For many years of her life, she cared for her children until they were of age. Later, she went to work for Gearldine Rogers and Ms. Worthen as a homemaker. At the time she died, she was a faithful member at New Zion.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Mud Creek M.B. Church with Rev. Albert Roy Copeland officiating. Burial will be in Pilgrim Rest Cemetery. N.L. Jones and Son Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include five daughters, Charlene Chipley (Joe) of Tupelo, Ruby Brewer (Lee) of Chicago, Dora Hobbs (Willie) of Carol Stream, Ill., Barbara Freeman and Clara Freeman, both of Tupelo; six sons, Steve Freeman (Flora), J.T. Freeman, Clyde Freeman (Irene), Mitchell Freeman, David Freeman and Terry Freeman, all of Tupelo; 29 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; one special sister, Charlie Mae Copeland; and a host of other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by six grandchildren.
The body will lie in state one hour prior to service time.
Sign the guestbook at www.nljonesandson.com.

Scott Tomlinson
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. – Scott David Tomlinson, 44, died Thursday, June 16, 2011, at the Levine Dickson Hospice House. He was born on Dec. 20, 1966, in Asheville, N.C. He worked as an I.T. Manager for Wells Fargo.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Lake Forest Church in Huntersville with Rev. Mike Moses officiating. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. Samuel S. James, FSL of Huntersville is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by parents, David and Paula Tomlinson of Salmon, Idaho; wife, Marcela Tomlinson; sons, Joshua and Andre, all of Huntersville; brothers, Paul and Mark; and sister, Jennifer.
Memorials may be made to Children’s Impact Network, Soldier’s Angels or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Visit www.samuelsjamesfsl.com.