Obituaries June 2, 2011

Robert Edward Jones
OXFORD – Mr. Robert Edward Jones, 91, died Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. He was born in Lafayette County and was the widower of Edith Harding Jones. He was a graduate of Yocona High School and attended the University of Mississippi. He attended Yellow Leaf Baptist Church for 29 years and served as song director. More recently, he was a member of First Baptist Church where he served as Deacon Emeritus. Mr. Jones was a veteran of the United States Army where he served as a Sergeant during World War II, 37th Infantry Division and was previously an Active Mason. He was the retired district representative for Mississippi Federated Cooperative.
A private family graveside service will be held at Yellow Leaf Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, June 2, 2011, from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. at Waller Funeral Home.
Survivors include three daughters, Jean Dalton, Harryette Mooney and Karen Westmoreland all of Oxford, MS; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his son, Robert N. “Bobby Ned” Jones.
Memorial contributions in Mr. Jones’ memory may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 800 Van Buren Avenue, Oxford, MS 38655 or MS State Veterans Home, attn: Oxford Veterans Home, 120 Veterans Drive, Oxford, MS 38655.
For additional information or to send an online condolence, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.

Sue Young
BOONEVILLE – Mary Sue Wardlow Young, 74, died Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at her home.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, June 3, 2011, at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park.
Visitation will be from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Annie Dale Stegall
FULTON – Annie Dale Hollis Stegall, 80, died Friday, May 27, 2011, at Select Specialty Hospital of St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She was born in Itawamba County to John and Lizzie Hollis. She was an active member of Shiloh CME Church where she served on the stewardess board and the mission. She for employed as a cook for Daniel’s Nursing Home for more than 35 years. She loved cooking, watching wrestling, and most of all, her grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m., Friday, June 3, 2011, at Shiloh CME Church. Rev. Mary Robinson will officiate. Burial will be in Fulton Community Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her husband of 67 years – Sylven Stegall of Fulton; four sons, John Earl (Cheryl) Stegall of Akron, Ohio, L.B. (Lucy) Stegall, Excell (Elizabeth) Stegall, and Wayne Stegall all of Fulton; two sisters, Effie Mae Stegall and Earlie Mae Hollis both of Fulton; two brothers, James Hollis of Verona and Earnest Hollis of Cleveland, Ohio; nine grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren.
Visitation will be two hours prior services on Friday at the church.
Condolences may be left at kennethrobersonfuneralhome.com.

Carl Honeycutt, Jr.
WHEELER – Carl W. Honeycutt, Jr., 67, died Monday, May 30, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was born November 25, 1943, to Carl W. Honeycutt, Sr. and Mamie Lou Jackson Honeycutt. He was a member of BASS Masters Association and a Baptist.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today, June 2, 2011, at Prentiss Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are under the direction of McMillan Funeral Home.
He is survived by his wife, Sue Harper Honeycutt; four daughters, Carol Elaine Harris and her husband David of Amory, Jacqueline Michelle Bracken of Mooreville, Amy Renee Aven and her husband Mark of Mooreville and Richelle Honeycutt Anderson and her husband Tom of Saltillo; two sons, Tim Carpenter and his wife Renee and Bart Carpenter and his wife Linda, both of Houston, Texas; his mother; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

Bill Lowder
FULTON – William Gary Bill Lowder, 62, died Tuesday, June 2, 2011, in Fulton. He was born Sept. 18, 1948, to Fred and Varnell Alvin Haire Lowder. He attended Southern Hills Church of Christ. He was an avid car restorer, and enjoyed singing, reading, and traveling.
Services will be 1 p.m., Friday, June 3, 2011, at Senter Funeral Home with Rev. Clyde Mize officiating. Burial will be in Union Grove in Tilden. Senter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his daughter, Kristie (Corey) Davis, of Robertsdale, AL; his son, Joe Lowder of Tallahassee, Fla.; sisters, Autry Ragsdale of Fulton and Oizell McElroy of Kenosha, Wis.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Jerry and Richard Lowder; and four sisters, Hazel LeClair, Nell Ridings, Betty Nedweski, and Martha Lefford.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Lowder, Stevie Lowder, Johnny Ragsdale, Jim LeClair, Tim Lefford, Kenny Lefford, Robert Ragsdale, Jimmy Ragsdale, David Moore, and Gary Moore.
Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until service time Friday.

Wayne Hawkins
WALNUT – James Wayne Hawkins, 52, died Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at his residence in Walnut. He was born June 16, 1958, to Annis K. Beville Hawkins and the late Alex James Hawkins. He was a member of Roger Springs Church of Christ. He worked in construction as a heavy equipment operator and was a mechanic.
Services will be at 1 p.m., Friday, June 3, 2011, at Souls Harbor Apostolic Church with Bro. Jesse Cutrert and Bro. Chip Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Roger Springs Church of Christ Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Loretta Hawkins, of Walnut; his mother, Annis K. Hawkins, of Pocahontas, Tenn.; three daughters, Sharee Carter (Dusty) of Walnut, Tina DeCanter (Pete) of Hickory Flat, and Amy Taylor (Michael) of Potts Camp; three sons, Cannon Hawkins and fiance, DezaRay Anderson of Walnut, Josh Smith (Amy) of Ashland, and Brandon Jones (Dana) of Walnut; one sister, Betty Wiggins (Coy) of Pocahontas; one brother, Christopher Perry Hawkins (Angie) of Pocahontas; and nine grandchildren, Bryson Lane Smith of Ashland, Aubree Lane Carter, and Harlee Rae Jones, both of Walnut, Dustin Billy Shane Taylor, Cody Daniel Taylor, and Kristen Danielle Taylor, all of Potts Camp, Tyler Nicholas DeCanter, John Mason DeCanter, and Eli Cane Massingill, all of Hickory.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Gunn, Jim Randolph, Keith Bridges, Grady Suitor, Kevin Bridges, T.J. Richardson, Billy Bates, and Bo Bates. Honorary Pallbearers will be David Byrd and Martin Watson.
He was preceded in death by his father, Alex James Hawkins; and one son, Billy Wayne Hawkins.
Visitation will be from 4 until 10 p.m. today at Souls Harbor Apostolic Church. To view obituaries online and sign guest book, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.
Manuel Alago
IUKA – Funeral services for Manuel Alago, 65, who died Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Iuka are incomplete and will be announced at a later date. Condolences may be left at www.memorialcorinth.com.

Willie Chrome Sr.
TUPELO – Willie Chrome Sr., 70, died Thursday, May 26, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center. In his lifetime, Willie lived in Chicago, Milwaukee, California, and Mississippi and worked many different jobs. He served his country in the U.S. Army from which he retired. He loved to sing and he was an active member of Mt. Pleasant M. B. Church. He was a faithful and sincere member of the church choir.
Services will be held at the Mt. Pleasant M. B. Church on Friday at 1 p.m. with the Pastors Willie J. Matthews and Wanzette Ann Chrome Bilbrew officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary of Tupelo is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters and three sons, Pastor Wanzette Ann Chrome Bilbrew, Homewood, Ill., Conzella Ann Chrome Muhammed, Chicago, Willie Chrome Jr. and Henry Chrome, both of Fla., and Robert Chrome, of S. C.; one brother, Henry Chrome, Plantersville, two special cousins, Kim Gassaway of Tupelo and Hattie Walker of Blue Springs; a special friend, Mae Chrome Sisney of Chicago, and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, other relatives, sons-in-laws and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Lee Porter Chrome and Earline Meachum Chrome Johnson; stepfather, John Johnson; grandparents, Henry and Estell Meachum, and a son, Alfred Chrome.
Visitation will be today at the J.W. Porter’s Chapel from 3-5 p.m. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service time.
Online condolences can be made at www.grayson-porters.com.

Ann Cates
PONTOTOC – Eunice G. “Ann” Cates, age 83, died Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born June 15, 1927, to W.W. Russell and Clemence Carriere Russell. She was a resident of the Black Zion Community and a member of the Black Zion Baptist Church. She was retired from Action Industries, where she worked for 22 years. She loved her family deeply.
Services will be at 11 a.m., today, June 2, 2011, at Browning Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robert Armstrong and Rev. Kenneth Corley officiating. Burial will follow in the Black Zion Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her son, Phil Cates and his wife Rebecca; two grandchildren, Claire and Cole Cates; three sisters, Kay Pena, Delois Buskirk and her husband Curt, and Loretta Gafford; two brothers, Wylie Jr. Russell and wife Linda and Mike Russell and wife Nancy; her caregivers and best friends, Linda Dougherty, Geneva Browning and Sherry Loggin; a host of nieces and nephews, and her three adopted sons, Kent Townsend, Randy Ferguson and Artie Prater.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Paul Cates, whom she was married to for 55 years; her in-laws, Tommy and Ruth Cates and Christine Morris; her sisters, Norma Powell and husband Jewel, Kathryn Allen and husband George, and Charlotte Graham and husband Harold; one brother, Sparky Russell and wife Laverne; two brothers-in-law, Horace Pena and I. B. Gafford Jr.; two nieces and one nephew.
Pallbearers will be: Cole Cates, Bill Russell, Kelly Russell, Anthony Graham, Jerry Graham, Gary Gafford, Todd Buskirk and Chris Russell.
Visitation will be from 9 until 11 a.m. today at the funeral home.
Condolences may be offered at www.Browningpontotoc.com.

Beatrice Holley
MARIETTA – Annis Beatrice Isbell Holley, 92, of Marietta, died Monday, May 30, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a member of the Little Brown Free Will Baptist Church, a member of the Eastern Star and retired from Prentiss County School System where she was cafeteria manager.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today, June 2, 2011, at Little Brown Free Will Baptist Church with Bro. Russell Clouse and Bro. Tim Doss officiating. Burial will be in the Little Brown Cemetery.
She is survived by one daughter, Joyce (Joe Vernon) Johnson of Marietta; five grandchildren, Rickey (Sharon) Holley, Wayne Holley, Melanie Johnson (Emil) Kabban, Valerie Johnson (Jimmy) Arnold and Tina Holley (Shane) Suddeth; nine great-grandchildren, Jonathon Holley, Misty Holley, Dara Kabban (Zachery) Wotherspoon, Amber Riddle, Kaitlyn Kabban, Emily Kabban, Ariel Pounds (Joey) Brown, Kirstie Pounds, and Slayden Suddeth; and three great-great grandchildren, Kassidi Holley, Kaylee Brown and Brayden Riddle.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Voyd Dillard Holley; one son, Johnny Holley; three sisters, Villar McCoy, Arrie Hutchenson and Juanita Dunn; six brothers, Elmer, Albert, Elvie, Howard, Hillard and Eulas Isbell.
Visitation will be from Noon-2 p.m. on Thursday at the church.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

E. S. “Bo” Mercer
MOOREVILLE – E. S. “Bo” Mercer, Jr. ,86, died Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. Mr. Mercer was born in Cheotah, Okla. on June 8 1924, to Eli Summerfield and Eura Park Mercer. He grew up in Oklahoma and graduated from Utica High School there. Mr. Mercer answered the call of duty to serve his country during World War II by enlisting in the U. S. Marine Corps. He saw active service and received many medals for his bravery and valor. A devoted and patriotic American, Bo moved to the Tupelo area after the war, briefly worked for the Carnation Milk Plant and met and married Miss Augie Faye Stanford on May 5, 1948. He was hired by Abbott Laboratories on June 13, 1948, and moved with his new bride to Illinois where they spent the next 40 years. His Abbott career spanned 38 years with him retiring in l985 as a plant foreman. They returned to the Tupelo area and have made their home here since. He was a longtime active member of the First Baptist Church of Zion, Ill., where he served as a deacon and was a member locally of the Priceville Baptist Church where he also served as a deacon. He was a Master Mason, and a master mechanic who loved working on old cars and keeping his yard in tip-top shape as long as his health allowed. He was devoted to his family, especially his grandchildren.
Services, with military honors, will be at 2 p.m. Friday, June 3, 2011, at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Tim McMillen officiating. Burial will be at Union Cemetery near Belden. Visitation will be from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. today and from noon until service time on Friday. Holland Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years: Faye Mercer of Mooreville; two daughters, Cyndi Mercer Edwards and husband, Ricky of Mooreville and Patricia Mercer Henderson of Bartlett, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Crystal Edwards Washington (Erick) of Auburn, Amber Edwards Mooneyham (Greg) of Wren, Josh Henderson (Mary) and Heather Camp all of Cordova, Tenn.; eight great-grandchildren, Jacob and Zack Camp, Caleb Bolin, Colton and Ellie Kay Washington, Peyton and Brody Mooneyham and Olivia Henderson; one great-great grandchild, Charlee Owen; one sister, Liz Holt Smith.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Kay Mercer and Sam Mercer; and two sisters, Bernice Barrett and Della Smith.
Pallbearers will be Josh Henderson, Erick Washington, Greg Mooneyham, Ben Hardin, Blake Edwards, Ronnie Howell, David French, Keith Charboneau, Steve Mercer and Sammy Mercer. Honorary pallbearers will be the Adult Men’s Sunday School Class at Priceville Baptist Church: Harvey Anglin, Roy Mann, Jack Harbin, Quay Stults, James Phillips, Jack Box, Burney Petty, Fred Cook and Warner Collier.
Memorials may be made to the Veterans Memorial Park, P. O. Box 3608, Tupelo, MS, 38803. Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Junior Manley Peppers
FLORENCE, Ky. – Junior Manley Peppers, 74, died Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Florence, Ky. He was a loving and dedicated husband, father, and grandfather. He was a wonderful provider for his family by being a truck driver for more than 60 years.
Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today, June 2, 2011, at Spry Memorial Chapel. The funeral will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 03, 2011, at Spry Memorial Chapel. Bro. Mickey Davis and Bro. Sammy Taylor will officiate at the service. Interment will be at Mountain View Cemetery, Phil Campbell.
He is survived by his loving wife, Phyllis Peppers; sons, Randy (Tracy) Peppers of Anniston, Ala., Dan (Sherry) Peppers, Russellville, Ala., Jeff Peppers, Phil Campbell, Phillip Peppers, Phil Campbell, Greg (Sarah) Peppers, Belmont; siblings, Jeanette Taylor, Russellville, Ala., Faye Nix, Billy Peppers, Peggy Neece, all of Rockford, Ill.; 13 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Manley A. and Ada Hallman Peppers; sister, Lola Jones; and brother, Prentice “Buster” Peppers.
The pallbearers will be his grandsons.
To sign the register book and to offer private condolences to the family, go to www.sprymemorialchapel.com.

Irene Gandy
POTTS CAMP – Irene Gandy, 83, died Sunday, May 29, 2011, at Baptist Trinity Hospice in Collierville, Tenn. She was born March 16, 1928, in Harmontown to Bennie Braeden Bourland and Nellie Ray Harmon. She was a member of Temperance Hill Baptist Church and worked at Wurlitzer Piano.
Services will be today at 11 a.m. at Holly Springs Funeral Home with Bro. Ken Cooper and Bro. David Gandy officiating. Burial will be at Chewalla Cemetery in Potts Camp. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, David (Ann) Gandy and W.R. Gandy (Beverly), all of Potts Camp; a daughter, Teresa Dunabant (Bill) of Byhalia; a brother, Lee Bourland of Memphis; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Davey Lee Tidwell
OXFORD – Davey Lee Tidwell, 78, died Monday, May 30, 2011, near Clarksdale, MS.
Visitation will be held today, June 2, 2011, from noon until 2 p.m. at Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford with funeral services following at 2 p.m. in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Larry “Bubba” Burgess
HOULKA – Larry Dale “Bubba” Burgess, 67, died Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Houston Funeral Home in Houston.
Visitation will be today, June 2 from 5 until 8 p.m. at Houlka Church of the Nazarene in Houlka.

Mary Helen Keith
HOUSTON- Mary Helen Dean Keith, 92, died May 30, 2011, at Floy Dyer Manor Nursing Home in Houston. She was born June 25, 1917, at Waldo, Ark., to Luther Dean and Julia Thornton Dean. She was a substitute teacher at K.J. Clark Jr. High School in Mobile, Ala. She was a lifelong Methodist. Mary found joy in the love of her family and friends. Special thanks goes to her dear friend, Bonnie Stuckey, her physician, Dr. Noel Garcia, and the staff of Fern Brooke.
Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 3, 2011, at Pine Rest Memorial Park in Foley, Ala., with Rev. Glen Butler officiating. Memorial Funeral Home in Houston is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her daughters, Diane Keith Blanco (Victor) of Kingwood, Texas and Janet Keith Coker (Steve) of Houston; three grandchildren, Justin Keith Coker of Birmingham, Ala., Victor Keith Blanco of Austin, Texas, and Julie Blanco Hahn of Lawrence Kan., and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Morris Olen Keith, and her parents.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Team Hope Houston, c/o Debbie Peel, BancorpSouth P.O. Box 218 Houlka, MS 38850; and to The Society of St. Stephen, 2307 Crystal Springs Drive, Kingwood, TX 77339, providing food, clothing and other assistance to the needy of the community.
For online condolences visit www.memorialfuneralhomehouston.com.

Vickey R. Vassar
STARKVILLE – Vickey R. Vassar, 42, died Monday, May 30, 2011 at OCH Regional Medical Center. She was born in Amory and was a certified nursing assistant. She was a member of Church of God In Christ.
Funeral services will be Saturday, June 4, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Peter’s Rock Church of God in Christ with Elder Joseph Hawkins officiating. West Memorial Funeral Home of Starkville is in charge of arrangements.
Burial will be in the United Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, June 3, 2011, from 1-6 p.m. at West Memorial Funeral Home.
She attended the Amory public schools of the City of Amory graduated in 1987. She also graduated from Mary Holmes College in West Point.
Survivors include her daughter, Jacqueline Sharnae (Jamar Chandler) Vassar of Starkville,; her parents, Elder Bennie and Mother Georgia Vassar of Amory; a brother: Edward Earl and Willie Earl Gilleylen both of Grand Rapids, Mich.;and Willie Frank Kimble of Memphis, Tenn.; her sisters, Missionary Mary Deloris( Minister)Harvey) Lee, Missionary Christy (Minister Bobby) Ward of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Ulinda (Ali) Smith of Starkville, Jan (Needum) Doss, Felecia Vassar and Kimbery LaShae (Shawn) Spratt all of Amory; her God-daughter, Tonya Rieves of Starkville; and a special cousin, who she considered a brother, Pastor Melvin (Vivian) Morgan of Shannon.
You may go online and sign the guest register at http://www.westmemorial.com.

Martha Maxine Smith
HOUSTON- Martha Maxine Foster Smith, 78, died Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born July 9, 1932, in Chickasaw County to William Denver Foster and Rosie Vance Foster. She retired from furniture management. She was a member of Thorn Church of God.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 2, 2011, at Thorn Church of God with Bro. Arnold Amason and Bro. Hal Johnson officiating. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service. Burial will be at Macedonia Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by two daughters, Eva L. Orr (Dale) of Monta Vista and Dorothy Smith Rogers of Eupora; three sons, Jimmy E. Smith (Brenda), John D. Smith and Rubin E. Smith all of Houston; nine grandchildren, Daniel Rogers of Eupora, Doug Smith of Mathiston, Jessica Rogers of Eupora, Tyler Holloway of Hattiesburg, Eric Smith of Houston, Amanda Smith of Tupelo, Barbara Dettinger of York Pa., Rose Simmons of Bruce, and Bill Richmond of Columbia Mo.; six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Ruby Wells of New Mexico, Lydia Johnson of Houston, Vide Moore of West Point; three brothers, David Foster of West Point, Paul Foster of Muscle Shoals, Ala., and Dan Foster of Homa, La.
She is preceded in death by her husband, William Albert Smith; her daughter, Vickie Smith; her grandson, Roland Richmond, Jr.; and her parents.

Laura V. Conner
CORINTH – Laura V. Conner, 88, died Monday, May 30, 2011, at Cornerstone Health and Rehab. She was born July 1, 1922. She was a homemaker and member of Danville CME.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Corinth with Rev. Kenneth Miller officiating. Patterson Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be today from noon until 7 p.m. at Patterson Memorial Chapel.

Theodore Briggs
LAMAR – Theodore Briggs, 85, died Thursday, May 26, 2011, at Baptist Hospital in Desoto. He was born Sept. 9, 1925, in Benton County to Eugene Briggs and Dortch. He retired from ICS Headstart. He was an Army veteran.
Services will be Friday, June 3, 2011, at noon at Concord M.B. Church Lamar. The body will lie in state from 10 a.m. until 11:45. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be today, June 2, 2011, from noon until 7 p.m. at Serenity in Holly Springs.

Mattie Lee Dozier
NEW ALBANY – Mattie Lee Dozier, 90, died Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at Graceland Health Care Center in New Albany. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Beasley Funeral Home.

Wallace Taylor
TIPLERSVILLE – Wallace Edgar Taylor, 91, died Monday, May 30, 2011, at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Ripley. He was born Feb. 16, 1920, to the late John Byrd Taylor and Eva Lou Holley Taylor. He attended Pine Grove School, leaving during his senior year to serve in the U. S. Army in the Pacific Theater during World War II. During the war, Wallace not only helped to construct hospitals, but worked alongside doctors and surgeons to assist injured soldiers, both allies and enemies. Upon returning home, he married Daisy Alma McDowell on Jan. 4, 1946. Wallace built the home he and his family currently own. The Taylors farmed and raised cattle, providing many vegetables to neighbors and friends. Wallace also managed his own carpentry business, building homes for many families in the area. Upon retiring from carpentry, he worked for North Tippah School District as a bus driver and custodian. He always enjoyed being outdoors and helping people. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., today, June 2, 2011, at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bill Baker officiating. Burial will be in Falkner Cemetery.
He is survived by one daughter, Geraldine Elder (Lavaughn) of Tiplersville; one son, David Lee Taylor of Rest Haven Nursing Home; one granddaughter, Angela Quinn (Chuck) of New Albany; three sisters-in-law, Bobbie McDowell and Jane Huddleston, both of Ripley and Grace McDowell of Tiplersville; one brother-in-law, J. O. Young, of Tennessee; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 63 years, Alma (McDowell) Taylor; his parents; three brothers, Luna, Leonice, and Elmo.
Pallbearers will be Gary Huddleston, Jeff Huddleston, Holland McDowell, Chuck Quinn, Bill Taylor, and Steve Young. Honorary Pallbearers will be John David Hall, Karl Patrick, Butch Robertson, and Jimmy Dale Rutherford.

Eda Myrl Nunnery
TUPELO – Eda Myrl Stribling Nunnery, 83, died Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at Sanctuary Hospice House after an extended illness. She was born in Bruce on June 20, l927 to Otha Elijah Stribling and Pearl Murphree Stribling. She and her late husband, Ross Nunnery, who died in l987 after serving 27 years in the U. S. Army and in three wars, lived and traveled all over the United States. They retired in 1963 and moved to Tupelo where she spent 27 years at the Malone and Hyde Company, retiring as payroll clerk. She was a longtime member of Calvary Baptist Church and enjoyed gardening and piddling in her yard, cooking and canning.
Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel with Bro. Steve Hurt officiating. Burial is in Lee Memorial Park.
Visitation is 5-7 p.m. today and 10 a.m. until service time Friday.
She is survived by a daughter, Bettye Nunnery Matthews of Tupelo; a son, Martin Richard Nunnery (Lisa) of Tupelo; three grandchildren, John Thomas Matthews of Tupelo, Scotty Matthews (Pennie) of Pontotoc and Claire Robison of Tupelo; three great-grandchildren; Christen, Faith and Hope; a sister, Wilma Massey Brasher of Serepta, Miss.; and nieces and nephews, Angie, Jeannie, Susan, Lynn and John.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ross Nunnery; a brother, J.W. Stribling, killed in WWII; and a niece Polly Hill.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Hezekiah Hamby
BOONEVILLE – Hezekiah Callaway Hamby, 87, died Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Booneville Funeral Home.

Mickey South
BOONEVILLE – Orville Truman “Mickey” South, 71, died Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at his home.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Booneville Funeral Home.

Kenneth Adams
FULTON – Services for Kenneth A. Adams, 70, of Fulton are incomplete and will be announced later by Senter Funeral Home.

Robert Reed
HAMILTON – Graveside services for Robert Reed will be held Thursday, June 2, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Willis Cemetery in Hamilton. Carter Funeral Home of Okolona is in charge of arrangements.

Darlene Carothers
OXFORD – Darlene Townsend Carothers, 57, died Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.

Bernice Paten
OXFORD – Bernice Paten, 71, died Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.

Winnie Gentry
BALDWYN – Winnie Waters Gentry, 93, died Sunday, May 29, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. She was born Jan. 26, 1918, to the late Nick and Lorena McGee Waters. She was a devoted member of the First Baptist Church of Baldwyn. She was the former co-owner and secretary of Waters Funeral Home. She was a charter member of the Baldwyn’s Women’s Club and a member of the original Bunko group in Baldwyn in which she was still active. She was the Baldwyn Rotary Club’s retiree of the Year in 2000. She was known for being the Master Chef of North Second Street. She was known for her home cooking, especially her fried peach pies, and ability to feed numerous guests on a regular basis. She was Grand Marshall of the Baldwyn Christmas Parade 2007. She was also an avid gardener and loved quilting. She was known for her generosity and dedication to her community.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church Baldwyn with Bro. Stanley Huddleston and Bro. Kenneth Corley officiating. Burial will be in the Baldwyn Cemetery. Waters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include a daughter, Janet Nichols (Bobby) Baldwyn; two sons, Walter Gentry and Terry Gentry (Vickie), all of Baldwyn; daughter-in-law, Martha Ann Gentry, Auburndale, Fla.; one sister, Betty Smith (Ralph), Guntown; her grandchildren, Chris Nichols (Janice), Gulfport, Tim Nichols (Annie), Atlanta, Ga.,Kim Gentry, Auburndale, Fla., Jason Gentry (Deanne) Winter Haven, Fla., Jonathan Gentry (Jennifer) Lakeland, Fla., Rae-Anne Gentry and Lara Beth Gentry, both of Baldwyn; great-grandchildren, Allison Nichols, Hannah Rose Nichols, and Hadley Gentry; in-laws, Curtis Gentry (Kate), Edna Wilson (Monk), all of Gulfport, Helen Gentry, Bea Waters, and Doris McCarthy, all of Baldwyn, Romona Gentry, Memphis, Tenn., Mary Katherine Gentry of Clinton and Lindell Waters White, Ark.
She was preceded in death by her husband J.P. Gentry, son Enoch Gentry, sisters Marguerite Birdsong and Sara Nell Smith, Brothers Willard Waters and Ray “Dub” Waters.
Pallbearers are Simon Spight, Jimmy Cunningham, Leeland Roberts, Jack Hamblin, Jr., Jimbo Griffin, Rod Burns, L.R. Burcham, Fred Bennett, Lester Howell, and Danny Bishop.
Memorials may be made to the building fund of First Baptist Church of Baldwyn.

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