Obituaries June 28, 2010

Hurshel Tullos
AMORY – Hurshel Tullos, 84, died Sunday, June 27, 2010, at Oak Tree Plantation after a brief illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Lee Memorial Funeral Home.

Gloria Waltman
QUINCY – Gloria Defene Norris Walden Waltman, 73, died Sunday, June 27, 2010, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Bro. Randle Flake
WALNUT – Bro. Randle Flake, 61, died June 26, 2010, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Memorial Funeral Home.
Thomas Fines
AMORY – Thomas E. Fines, 81, died Sunday, June 27, 2010, at the Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.
Tony Schneider
TUPELO – Roy Anthony “Tony” Schneider, 70, died Saturday, June 26, 2010, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo after a lengthy illness. He was born Nov. 1, 1939, in Chicago, Ill., to Roy Edward and Mildred Zeman Schneider. He graduated from De la Salle High School in Chicago and from St. Mary’s College (now University) in Winona, Minn. with a degree in Accounting and Finance. He was employed by Link Belt/FMC Corporation and held various supervisory positions in the accounting department, retiring as supervisor of payroll.
He was a faithful member of the St. James Catholic Church in Tupelo serving as a Eucharistic Minister, parish council member, CCD teacher and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He loved to read and watch sports and was especially proud of the accomplishments of his children and grandchildren.
A funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. James Catholic Church in Tupelo with Father Tom Lalor officiating. Burial will follow in Lee Memorial Park. Holland Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Elizabeth Faricy Schneider of Tupelo; a daughter, Teresa Schneider Sanders of Lufkin, Texas; three sons, Dr. Michael Schneider and his wife, Dr. Lu Churchwell Schneider of Collerville, Tenn.; Robert Schneider and his wife, Pamela Mowdy Schneider of Frisco, Texas and Christopher Schneider and his wife, Sonya Upton Schneider of Oxford; seven grandchildren, Grigg and Eliza Schneider of Collierville, Patrick and Gwyenth Schneider of Frisco, Sarah and Avery Sanders of Lufkin and Emery Kate Schneider of Oxford.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be Gene Pavone, Ken Antonitis, Bill Bowen, Bill Rutledge, Joe Upton and Hoyt Sheffield.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. A rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House, P. O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS. 38801 or to Gardner-Simmons Home for Girls, 213 W. Main St., Tupelo, MS. 38804.
Sara Baggett
RANDOLPH – Sara L. Baggett, 76, of Randolph died June 26, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Pontotoc. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Baldwin-Nowell Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Olivia John
ABERDEEN – Olivia Morris John, three months, died Saturday, June 26, 2010, at the University Medical Center in Jackson. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen.
Jimmie Weir
ABERDEEN – Jimmie Nell Weir died Sunday, June 27, 2010, at Windsor Place in Columbus. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen.
Randy Brooks
RIPLEY – Randy O’Neal Brooks, 42, died June 25, 2010. He was born March 23, 1968. He was employed at Ashley Furniture for several years. He was an avid outdoor’s man. He loved hunting, fishing and riding ATVs. He confessed a belief in Christ and was a member of Mosley Chapel United Methodist Church in Ripley
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mosley Chapel UMC in Ripley with the Rev. Joseph Stone officiating. Burial will be in White Oak Cemetery in Ripley. Foster amp& Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include a daughter, Keyonna Echols Brooks; his fiance, Rhonda Leatherwood; his parents, Bileto and Patsy Brooks; six brothers, Joseph, Robert (Brenda), Tracy (Cotina) and Stacy (Lanedra) Brooks, Roy Bells, all of Ripley and Chris (Gloria) Brooks of Booneville; his sisters, Opal DeJean and Norlene (Ralph) Green of Tupelo, Charlene Brooks, Sheila Brooks and Jennifer (Jeremy) Carruth, all of Ripley; honorary goddaughters, Tanekai Echols of Maryland and Laquria Echols of New Albany; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Joseph and Mylia Brooks, Frank Cox and Lattie Johnson.
Visitation will begin at noon Tuesday and family hour will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service Wednesday at the church.
Danny Smith
HICKORY FLAT – Danny Joe Smith, 58, died June 26, 2010, at Alliance Healthcare System in Holly Springs. He was born Jan. 26, 1952, in Union County to Hayes and Millicent Allen Smith. He was of the Pentecostal faith and a Benton County Sheriff Department Deputy.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Hickory Flat High School Gymnasium. Burial will be in McKay Cemetery in Hickory Flat. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Hope Burton Smith; his son, Danny Joe Smith Jr. (Crystal Marie Polston) of Hickory Flat; and four daughters, Brenda Briscoe (Ronnie) of Hickory Flat, Angela Ford (David) of Cornersville, Kim Randal of Red Banks and Liz Dennis of Waterford.
He is also survived by his sisters, Wanda McKnight of Tupelo, JoAnn Nanny of Fulton, Junie Hunter of Hickory Flat, Debbie Peters of Collierville and Linda Lowry of Hickory Flat; his brothers, Leroy Stanton of Hickory Flat, Allen Stanton of Ripley, Howard Stanton of Hickory Flat, Frank Peters of Ashland, Michael Stanton of Holly Springs and Doyle Peters of Collierville; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be Benton County Sheriff Department Deputies.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Hickory Flat Volunteer Fire Department.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Dorothy Tapscott
BATON ROUGE, La. – Dorothy Nina “Dottie” Tapscott, longtime Baton Rouge resident and native of Nettleton, died at her home in Baton Rouge after an extended illness.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. James Catholic Church in Tupelo.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.
Dorothy Grammar
BALDWYN – Dorothy Grammar, 84, died Sunday, June 27, 2010, at The Meadows in Fulton. Arrangements are incomplete and will be annnounced later by Kesler Funeral Home of Baldwyn.
Evelyn Shumpert
VERONA – Evelyn Shumpert, 59, died Sunday, June 27, 2010, at Darlington Oaks Hospice in Verona. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Darden and Sons Funeral Home of Amory.
Dorothy Cole
BOONEVILLE – Dorothy Cole, 85, died Saturday, June 26, 2010, at Landmark Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home.
Marie Cooper
EUPORA – Marie Cooper, 83, homemaker, died Sunday, June 27, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Eupora.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Hebron Cemetery in Webster County. Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
David ‘Hey Norton’ Schweitzer
David Schweitzer, 57, of Cleveland, Ohio and Atlanta Ga. passed on to a better life on June 22, 2010, at Metro Health after a sudden illness. He was born July 3, 1953 in Cleveland.
He was a graduate of Valley Forge High School in Parma Heights, Ohio and attended Cyuahoga College in Cleveland. He was the former co-owner of Hey Norton’s Bar and Grill in Tupelo. He was an avid NASCAR fan. He loved basketball and his Atlanta Braves. He was a long standing and faithful member of St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Cleveland.
He is survived by his only child, Maggie Price of Tupelo; the mother of his child, Suzy Price; the grandmother of his child, Lillian Staten; his brother, Dale Schweitzer; his mother, Corinne Kestranek of Cleveland; and his very dear and longtime friends, Lamar Benjaman of Tupelo, Scott and Sylvia Norton and family and Lori Chesser and family of Atlanta.
There will be a gathering of friends to say farewell at 7 p.m. Monday, June 28, 2010, at the old “Hey Norton’s” in Tupelo.
David will always be remembered and loved by all who knew him.
Goodbye Dear Friend.
Edna Rowena Lasater
July 2, 1914 – June 20, 2010
Edna Rowena Tomlinson was born to Edwin and Esther Tomlinson in Garfield, Kansas on July 2, 1914. She had one brother, Lauren, and many Nelson aunts, uncles and cousins all of whom lived in Garfield’s close-knit Swedish Community. The Nelsons were farmers and active members of the Lutheran Church.
Rowena’s parents moved to Wichita, Kansas when she was in high school and Lauren was a student at the University of Kansas. She attended Wichita University where she met Harley Ray Lasater from Fowler, Kansas. They married in 1936, lived for a while in Lincoln, Nebraska and then settled in Wichita where they reared their three children, Anne (Mrs. David K. Lewis), George (Dr. George Lasater) and Julie (Mrs. Bill Mattox). Throughout her years in Wichita, Hillside Christian Church played a central role in Rowena’s life and in her opinion, D.K. McCall was what a minister should be.
Harley’s work with Aircap Industries (now MTD Products) took Rowena and Julie to Tupelo, Mississippi in 1963, where Julie finished high school. In Tupelo, Harley and Rowena enjoyed being active members of the First Christian Church and relished the fact that many of their Wichita friends from Aircap were also members. Once settled in Tupelo, she felt she had always belonged in the South and delighted in Southern history and literature. Rowena worked at the North Mississippi Medical Center where she was appreciated for her interest in healthy diets and her attention to the specific food preferences of her patients. She loved fixing special trays with favorite foods. She valued the courteous care of patients and insisted that the staff dress neatly and avoid chewing gum.
Harley and Rowena celebrated their 50thWedding Anniversary in 1986, only two years before Harley’s passing in 1988. In 1998, Rowena moved to Kansas City to be close to George and his wife, Marcia.
In addition to her children and their spouses, Rowena is survived by George and Marcia’s son, Justin Lasater and his two daughters, Liana and Shauna; Julie Mattox’s daughter, Ashleigh (Mrs. Bret Buhler) and her husband, Bret and her sons, Blake and Tripp; and Julie’s son, Justin Hill; and Dave and Anne Lewis’ son, John Lewis and his wife, Noelie.
Her children held a memorial service on Saturday, June 26. As John Gunther said in his book, Death Be Not Proud, “I hope we can leave behind us the love of love and the love of life.” She certainly did.

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