Obituaries June 28, 2011

By NEMS Daily Journal

Fay Hester
NETTLETON – Fay Lucille Schmitter Hester, 58, died Saturday, June 25, 2011, at her home in Nettleton after an extended illness. She was born in Saginaw County, Mich., on July 5, 1952, to Albert Schmitter Sr., and Marjorie Ireland Seabolt. She was a native of Topeka, Kan., but had resided in Lee County for the past 17 years. She was a L.P.N. at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, a graduate of Washburn University in Topeka and a Pentecostal. She loved crocheting, quilting, putting puzzles together and spending time with her family.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Chapel of Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton with Bro. Michael Conn, Bro. Daniel Brookman and Jason Culver officiating. Burial will be in the Shannon Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Billy Joe Hester of Nettleton; her father, Albert Schmitter Sr., of Michigan; one daughter, Barbara Chapman (Mark) of Nettleton; three sons, Bobby Hester of Topeka, Brian Hester of Ohio and Bucky Hester (Rachel) of Nettleton; two sisters, Brenda Ellis and Linda Massey, both of Topeka; two brothers, Albert Schmitter Jr., and Fred Schmitter, both of Topeka; 10 grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her mother; one son, Billy Hester; one sister, Alice Moore; one brother, Danny Schmitter; and one granddaughter, Jodie Householder.
Pallbearers will be Bucky Hester, Jacob Hester, Jason Hester, Brent Hester, Brandon Worthey and Carl Hester Jr.
Honorary pallbearers will be Cain Hester, Will Hester, Mike Hester and Mark Chapman.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and will continue from 8:30 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Ocie Vance
HOULKA – Ocie Vance, 85, died Monday, June 27, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

John Robin Christian
MANTACHIE – John Robin Christian, 85, died June 25, 2011, at Sunshine Nursing Home in Pontotoc, after an extended illness. He was born July 10, 1925, to Virge and Addie Christian. He grew up in Itawamba County and graduated from Itawamba Agricultural High School and was named Mr. I.A.H.S. in 1947. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and was a member of the American Legion Post 51.
He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Mantachie for more than 60 years, where he served as Adult Sunday School Teacher. He was ordained a Deacon in 1961. He served faithfully until his health declined. He retired as a rural mail carrier in 1986. In his retirement days, he was an avid Crappie fisherman and was fondly known as a “Jack of all Trades” by family members.
He lived his life to the fullest, always giving God the glory and praise for being with him until the end. He left a testimony of faithfulness to his family and to his church. His love and steadfastness to God’s word blessed the lives of all who knew him, and it will continue to impact their lives for years to come. He was faithful to God, and he was a faithful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Izetta Christian of Mantachie; a son, Don Christian and his wife, Pat of Tupelo; a daughter, Glenda Hill and her husband, Danny of Batesville; five grandchildren, Tracy Holland and her husband, Eric of Fulton, Stacy Credille and her husband, Randy of Belmont, Sonya Kisner and her husband, Clay of Oxford, Carrie Bruce and her husband, Casey of Shannon and Justin Hill and his wife, Tawanna of Batesville; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Vona Curlis of Fort Meyer’s Beach, Fla. and Deanna Hiatt of Belevidere, Ill.; and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Jimmy Christian; a sister, Bertie Mae Smith; and a great-grandson, Christian Keith Credille.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today, June 28, 2011, at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Mantachie with Bro. Castor Buse, Bro. Loyd Minor and Bro. Scott Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Walton Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be David Clayton, Art Corward, Johnny Easterling, Johnny Harmon, Matthew Rock and Cary Simmons.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New Hope Baptist Church, 591 New Hope Church Rd., Mantachie, MS 38855 or to The Walton Cemetery Fund, c/o William Tee Moore, 3805 Walton Cemetery Rd., Mantachie, MS 38855.

Louise McKelroy
CALHOUN CITY – Louise McCormick McKelroy, 81, died Sunday, June 26, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born July 22, 1929, in Sledge. She was a retired employee of Union Planters Bank and an active member of First Baptist Church.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy Vance and Rev. Wayne Gullett officiating. Burial will be in Calhoun City Cemetery. Pryor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include a daughter, Lynn McKelroy Dobbs (Jim) of Calhoun City; three sons, Charles Kenneth McKelroy (Margaret) of Memphis, Robert Wayne McKelroy (Faye) of Poplar Bluff, Mo., and Rodney Paul McKelroy (Tammi) of Germantown, Tenn.; two sisters, Annie Lee McCostlin of Jackson and Imogene Turner of Tomball, Texas; a brother, Jack McCormick (Judy) of Old Hickory, Tenn.; grandchildren, Amy Dobbs Thompson (Chris), Cassie Dobbs Angle (Jason), Andrew McKelroy, Peter McKelroy (Mary), Rachel McKelroy, Philip McKelroy, Brian McKelroy (Candace), Carla Belue (Rodney), Cooper McKelroy and Dylan McKelroy; seven great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth McKelroy; and her parents, Chester Jack and Hattie McCormick.
Pallbearers will be Andrew McKelroy, Brian McKelroy, Peter McKelroy, Dylan McKelroy, Philip McKelroy, Cooper McKelroy, Chris Thompson, Jason Angle and Rodney Belue.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at www.pryorfuneralhome.com.

Billie Henry Fowlkes
AMORY – Billie Henry Fowlkes, 91, known as “Daddy Bill” to family and friends, died on Saturday, June 25, 2011, at Sanctuary Hospice in Tupelo. He was born on Oct. 14, 1919, in the Becker Community of Monroe County, the tenth of eleven children of the late John Thomas and Maggie Lou Templeton Fowlkes and the grandchild of the late Richard Henry and Sarah Jane Chism Fowlkes. He was the family’s last surviving member of his generation. His early interest and documentation of his family genealogy greatly assisted later family researchers.
He graduated from Becker High School and then from Mississippi State University in 1941 with a degree in horticulture. A lifelong supporter of Mississippi State, Mr. Fowlkes was honored in 2005 by the renaming of the auditorium of The Colvard Student Union to “Fowlkes Auditorium.”
With the outbreak of World War II, Mr. Fowlkes, in January of 1942, was sent to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and then to the U.S.S. Prairie State in New York, Ny., where he completed the V-7 officer training program. His first assignment was the minesweeper U.S.S. Chenango patrolling the New York harbor. Mr. Fowlkes was soon promoted to command the transport ship U.S.S. APC-14, and for the duration of the war served in the South Pacific, where his primary duty was training and delivering, under cover of darkness, forward reconnaissance personnel to Japanese occupied islands. After the war, he was reassigned to the U.S.S. Prairie State as an instructor. Many Mississippians have heard Mr. Fowlkes’ first hand accounts of his World War II experiences during his talks to schools, civic clubs and historical groups.
On Nov. 25, 1944, Mr. Fowlkes married Natalie Addison Traxler at her parents’ home in McComb. After their wedding they returned to New York where he continued serving as an instructor on the U.S.S. Prairie State. His wife preceded him in death in 1996 after 51 years of marriage.
Mr. Fowlkes returned to Mississippi in 1946, serving briefly as the groundskeeper for Mississippi State College for Women in Columbus. Soon, he was called back to Monroe County where he became the second Executive Director of the Amory Chamber of Commerce. In 1947, Mr. Fowlkes and his brother Tom bought the Pan Am (now BP) gasoline distribution business for the area, which he ran until his retirement in 2006 after 58 years and 1 day on the job. Well known as a businessman, Mr. Fowlkes through the years owned or was partner in Tupelo Farm Equipment, City Tire of Tupelo and Fowlkes Ford of Amory.
Mr. Fowlkes served on the Tombigbee Valley Water Management District from 1965-1976 being Chairman from 1973-1976 where his work in Washington with the Mississippi Congressional Delegation was instrumental in the approval and construction of the Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway.
For more than 30 years, Mr. Fowlkes served as Monroe County’s Juvenile Referee, where he guided many of the area’s youth to becoming productive citizens. Additionally, he served as a mentor for many of the leaders in the area including U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, M.S. Senator Hob Bryan and former Mayor Larry Otis of Tupelo.
For his untiring community service, Mr. Fowlkes was honored in 2006 by the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce as Community Service Citizen of the Year and was Amory’s Citizen of the Year in 1995.
Mr. Fowlkes was inducted as a member of the Amory Rotary Club in 1941. He served as Rotary International District Governor in 1992-1993 and was honored as a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow. During his Rotary service, Mr. Fowlkes developed lasting friendships that continue to this day with other District Governors John Bennett and Dean Wingo.
Additionally, Mr. Fowlkes was a member of the J.A. Mayfield Lodge of the Masons and the Amory Chapter of the Eastern Star and was inducted as a Knight of the York Cross of Honor in 2000. A Master Mason, Mr. Fowlkes, having served as Master of J.A. Mayfield #165 Lodge and head of all the York Rite bodies, held the highest degree in York Rite Masonry, the KYCH degree. He attained distinction in the craft only achieved by exemplary Masons. He additionally served as Worthy Patron of Amory Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.
In 2009 he was initiated into the Beta Tau Chapter of Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity at Mississippi State University, where his grandson Brad Garrison, also a Fraternity member, performed the initiation ceremony.
A long time member of the First Baptist Church of Amory, he served as a deacon, Sunday School director and building committee chairman, being successful in the construction of a new sanctuary, activities building and ABC building during his tenure.
Survivors include three daughters, Peggy Holmes of Amory, Betty Sue Garrison (Jim) of Easley, S.C., and Patsy Fowlkes (Steve Brandon) of Chattanooga, Tenn.; five grandchildren and stepgrandchildren, Brad Garrison (Lindsay) of Madison, Wis., Hank Holmes (Britton) of Huntsville, Ala., Brian Garrison of Cincinnati, Ohio, Warren Brandon (Kelly) of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Amy Waggoner (Neal) of Little Rock, Ark.; three great-granddaughters, Ella and Emory Brandon of Chattanooga and Kate Waggoner of Little Rock; friend, John Hussey (Kay) of Corinth; and caregivers, Diane Hicks and Faye Smith.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10 a.m. today at First Baptist Church with Dr. Allen Simpson and Bro. Jimmy McFatter officiating. A graveside service with military honors and Masonic Rites will follow in Masonic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Brian Reed, Larry Coggin, John Hussey, Dick and David Millender, Sam Gibson, Carter Dobbs Jr., Steve Stockton, Gene Haney, J.B. Markham, Senator Hob Bryan, Hobdy Bryan and Larry Goudelock. Honorary pallbearers will be the Rotary Club of Amory 3836, District 6800, former employees of Fowlkes and Fowlkes and the Monroe County Youth Court Staff.
Memorials may be given to Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38803; Bill Monaghan Ministries, 404 4th St. S., Amory, MS 38821; or Greenbrier Cemetery, Inc., c/o Mrs. Gloria Herring, 50187 South Harmony Rd., Amory, MS 38821.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Carolyn Goodwin
NEW ALBANY – Lois Carolyn amp”Nanneyamp” Smith Goodwin, 72, died Monday, June 27, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Dec. 23, 1938, to William Brewer and Essie Jewel Garrison Smith. She was a retired secretary for Wilbanks Insurance Agency. She was an active member of Calvary United Methodist Church, where she had held many offices and was a member of the Women’s Nite Circle.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Calvary United Methodist Church with Rev. Creighton White, Rev. Trey Lambert and Rev. Bill Everett officiating. Burial will be in New Albany City Cemetery. United Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Sammie Goodwin; a daughter, Rita Goodwin Murry and husband, Rick; a sister, Mavienne Hodges and husband, Bobby; two brothers, Rev. Charles Smith and wife, Louise, and Dean Smith and wife, Ruby; two grandchildren, Ryan Murry and wife, Ashley, and Renee Murry Ewing and husband, Stephen; and one great-grandchild, Sam Ewing.
Pallbearers will be Dr. Eddie Yoe, Ronnie Yoe, Roger Goodwin, Rev. Ronnie Goodwin, David Hale and David Smith.
Honorary pallbearers will be her Sunday School class of Calvary Methodist Church.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.

April South
FULTON – April Ann Craig South, 35, died suddenly Saturday, June 25, 2011, at her home. She was born Oct. 14, 1975, in West Memphis, Ark. She graduated with special honors from Itawamba Agricultural High School in 1994. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Mississippi State University in 1998 where she was selected as MSU’s Student Teacher of the Year. She earned her Master’s in Education in 2006. She was an educator in Lee and Itawamba counties for the past 12 years and most recently taught preschool at Itawamba Attendance Center. She possessed a special love for children and was a staunch advocate for special needs and underprivileged children. She was a member of Center Star Independent Methodist Church. She loved cooking and was a devoted wife, mother and friend.
Services will be held at 4 p.m. today at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Buddy Rushing officiating. Burial will be in Itawamba Memorial Gardens. McNeece-Morris Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Benji South of Fulton; one son, Jake South of the home; two daughters, Lauren and Georgia Kate South, both of the home; her father, Larry Craig (Sharon) of Trumann, Ark.; her mother, Carol Thompson of Tupelo; and one brother, Jamieson Craig (Meredith) of Nettleton.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Larry Gene Craig, III.
Pallbearers will be Chip Mabus, Tom Kline, Chad Pate, Brock Pearce, Craig Moore, Wade Wiygul, Doug Lesley, Carson Cole and Tony Moore.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to a foundation established for needy children at IAC: April’s Angels, c/o Itawamba Attendance Center, 488 Little Indian Road, Fulton, MS 38843.

Gary Holland
BOONEVILLE – Gary Bryan Holland, 43, died Monday, June 27, 2011, at his home.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Jumpertown Cemetery. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Magnolia Ledbetter
TUPELO – Magnolia amp”Macamp” Garmon Ledbetter, 56, died Saturday, June 25, 2011, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. She was a native of Pontotoc and born to Shirley Garmon and Knowledge Standifer. She was a member of New Salem M.B. Church where she served as a member of the Young Adult Choir and past chairman of the kitchen committee. She loved cooking, singing, babysitting and sleeping.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at New Salem M.B. Church with Rev. Carl Shack officiating and Bishop Clarence Parks delivering the eulogy. Burial will be in Palmetto Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by two daughters, Vanolia Shunta Morgan and Kimberly Inez Ledbetter, both of Tupelo; her mother, Shirley Garmon of Palmetto; her father, Knowledge (Betty) Standifer of Tupelo; six sisters, Anita (James) Knowles of Verona, Regina (Ronald) Sykes of Palmetto, Lesha Garmon, Tiffany (Bernard) Clark and Gloria (Leslie) Cook, all of Tupelo, and Beverly (Guam) Johnson of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; six brothers, Jimmy Garmon, Travis (Nieshay) Garmon and Rodney (Hope) all of Palmetto, Michael (Dorothy) Garmon of Verona, Dwight Standifer of Louisville and Maurice Standifer of Tupelo; four grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Visitation will be from 1 to 3:30 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 4 to 7 p.m. at New Salem M.B. Church.

Buddy King
OXFORD – Bobby Dee “Buddy” King, 60, died Sunday, June 26, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi in Oxford. He was a farmer and truck driver. Born in Lafayette County, he was a graduate of Chamberlain Hunt Academy in Port Gibson. He was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity and the Enterprise Church of Christ. He enjoyed snow and water skiing.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Waller Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Jay Tidwell officiating. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Beth King of Abbeville; his mother, Mary Joyce King Watkins of Oxford; one son, Ricky King of Washington, D.C.; one brother, Kerry King of Dillon, Colo.; two stepdaughters, Kerri Case and Cindy Hanks, both of Oxford; and two grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy in his memory be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905.
For additional information or to send an online condolence please visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com, or call 662-234-7971.

Charles Spencer
HOUSTON – Charles Wayne Spencer Sr., “Papaw Spencer,” died Monday, June 27, 2011, at his home. He was born Nov. 17, 1928, in Chickasaw County to Jim Spencer and Mary Lowrey Spencer. He retired from Coca-Cola Company after 42 years. He served his country in the army in World War II. He was a member, deacon and Sunday School substitute of Saxon Memorial Nazarene Church.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home with Randy Rinehart officiating. Burial will be in Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Virginia Pettit Spencer; two sons, Charles Wayne “Sonny” Spencer Jr. (Ella) of Houston and James Kenneth Spencer (Debra) of Okolona; one daughter, Duann Spencer White (Johnny) of Mantee; seven grandchildren, Tonya Adkins (Michael), Charles Wayne Spencer, III (Cathy), Lisa Wolfson (Brandon), Cody Spencer, Justin Spencer, Michaela White and Geneva White; six great-grandchildren, Charles Wayne Spencer, IV, Kyler Spencer, Cade Adkins, Kyson Adkins, Miles Wolfson and Alaina Wolfson; and two stepsisters, Nadine Hunter of Gulfport and Pauline Millsaps of West Point.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Doyle Spencer and James Spencer.
Pallbearers will be Chuck Spencer, Cody Spencer, Justin Spencer, Michael Adkins, Chad White and Travis Sims.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
For online condolences visit www.memorialfuneralhomehouston.com.

Geneva Thompson
SARDIS – Geneva amp”Dearamp” Thompson, 89, died Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at her home in Sardis. A native of Panola County, she was a member of Pleasant Green M.B.Church in Sardis. She was a retired cook. She was the widow of A.B. Thompson.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Pleasant Green M.B. Church with Rev. W.O. McKinney officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Green Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Sardis is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by seven daughters, Bessie Bobo and Jennie Brown, both of Sardis; Norma Jean Thompson, Grace Thompson, Annie Thompson, Alae Mae Thompson and Helen Thompson, all of Memphis; two sons, Ellis Thompson of Sardis and Elbert Thompson of Memphis; one sister, Eva Mae Webb of Sardis; 45 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren, 30 great-great-grandchildren and a host of great-great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Annie Clay
ABERDEEN – Annie H. Clay, 69, died Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at the University of Alabama Hospital in Birmingham.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Payne Chapel. M.B. Church in West Point. Burial will be in Payne Chapel Church Cemetery. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
An online registry can be found at www.bellemorialfuneralhome.com.

Jan Stanley
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Janet Leigh Harrell Stanley, 61, died, Saturday, June 25, 2011, at the Edward White Hospital in St. Petersburg. She was born Nov. 25, 1949, in Augusta, Ga., to Doris May Harrell and Maj. Sterling L. Harrell Sr. She was a high school business education teacher for 30 years, retiring in 2002. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, EPC. She enjoyed deep-water fishing in the Gulf of Mexico, and she loved to cook. She married Kirk Alan Stanley on Feb. 14, 1992, at the Pasadena Presbyterian Church in St. Petersburg.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Steve Davis officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in West Point. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Kirk A. Stanley of St. Petersburg: stepdaughter, Susan Reitz of Melbourne, Fla.; stepson, Ryan Stanley of St. Petersburg; four grandchildren, Cameron, Calista, Maddie and Marissa Stanley; her mother, Doris May Harrell of West Point; and one brother, Sterling L. Harrell Jr. (Tommie) of Macon.
Pallbearers will be Andy Elms, Ray Brand, R.B. Davis, Rush Robinson, Billy Buck Staggers and Jim Trenor.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 8217, Jackson, MS 39284 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.
Visitation will be from noon until service time Thursday at the funeral home.
Friends may leave a memory message at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.

Wayne Childers
RIPLEY – Wayne Childers, 65, died Sunday, June 26, 2011, at Tippah County Hospital. He was born to William Otis and Lydia McCollum Childers on Oct. 6, 1945, in Brownsfield. He was a retired, self-employed used car salesman.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Bro. Randy Hamilton and Bro. Chris Lewellen officiating. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery. McBride Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, JoAnne Luna Childers of Ripley; one daughter, Kathy Childers Bruce (Gary) of Ripley; one son, Charles Childers (Ambra) of Ripley; five grandchildren, Parrish, Tucker and C.J. Childers, and Brittany and Elizabeth Bruce, all of Ripley; two sisters, Lila Moore and Dorris Box (Hershel), both of Falkner; and one brother, Frank Childers (Shirley) of Nettleton.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be Roger Rowland, Rodney Rowland, Steve Rowland, Haston Cross, Michael Moffitt, Randy Byrd, Brian Ward and Rod Colom.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jermaine “Rosco” Storey, Jerry Sanderson, Boyd Goodnight, Mac Ethridge, Harry Ward, Audrey “Bootsie” Box, Barney Lyles, Robert Farrow and Scott Maxey.
Visitation will be from 7 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
Sign the guestbook online at www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.

Pat Roberts
AMORY – Patricia “Pat” O. Roberts, 75, died Monday, June 27, 2011, at her daughter’s home.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Lawrence Cameron
NEW ALBANY – Lawrence “Bob” Cameron, 82, died Monday, June 27, 2011, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany.

Millie Miller
HAMILTON – Millie Kay Schrock Miller, 85, died Sunday, June 26, 2011, at the Care Center of Aberdeen. She was born Jan. 18, 1926, to Ananias Schrock and Amanda Schrock in Atmore, Ala. She lived in Hamilton most of her life and was a member of Hamilton Church of Christ. She worked as a seamstress at South Monroe Sportswear in Hamilton.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Minister Johnny Miller, Minister Adam Miller and Minister Tim Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Annette Miller and husband, Roy, of Hamilton and Martha Youngstrom of Canton, Ga.; four sons, LeRoy Miller of Harvy, La., Alvin Miller and wife, Alice, of Nashville, Mose Miller Jr., and wife, Shirley, of Hamilton and Johnny Miller and wife, Beth, of Saltillo; 14 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Mose Daniel Miller Sr.; four brothers and six sisters.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Rodney Miller, Greg Miller, Adam Miller, Dustin Miller, Dr. James Miller, Scott Miller, Andy Miller and Jermey Miller.
Visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. until service time Wednesday at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.
Sign the register and send condolences online at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Helen Phillips
OKOLONA – Helen Louise Phillips, 82, died Monday, June 27, 2011, at Golden Living Center in Amory. She was born Aug. 2, 1928, to Robert and Cordie Lamb. She was an accomplished seamstress and enjoyed cooking, tending to her flowers, gardening and taking care of her dogs. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren, her great-grandchildren and her great-great-grandchildren. She was a Baptist.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Liberty Cemetery. Lee Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include three daughters, Joyce Faye Harvey of Amory, Rita Lynette Sharp and Brenda Ann Melton, both of Okolona; one son, Jessie William Edwards of Booneville; 13 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her close friend, Robert “Buck” Causey; five sisters and one brother.
Pallbearers will be Sammy Kimble, Dot Kimble, Marvin Lamb, T.J. Taylor, Larry Mask and Scott Edwards.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.leememorialonline.com.

Stevie Barnes
TUPELO – Steve C. “Stevie” Barnes, 50, died Sunday, June 26, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born on Dec. 27, 1960. He graduated in 1978 from Mantachie High School. He was a former employee of Tupelo Water and Light.
Services are at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home with Jim Irvin officiating. Burial will be in Kirkville Cemetery. Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his mother, Eloise Bishop Barnes of Tupelo; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ellis Crayton Barnes; and his grandparents, Bob and Effie Bishop and Babe and Vera Barnes.
Pallbearers will be Rickey Barnes, Tony Barnes, Mike Barnes, Larry Gorden Bishop and Jerry Bishop.

Annette Bailey
TUPELO – Annette Bailey died Sunday, June 26, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones and Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo.
Autumn Ladnier
TULSA, Okla. – Autumn Lynn Marie Ladnier, 7 months, died Friday, June 24, 2011, at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Red Bay. Deaton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Eddie Mae Gray
TUPELO – Eddie Mae Gray, 75, died Monday, June 27, 2011, at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary of Tupelo.

Annette Pernell
PONTOTOC – Annette Pernell, 57, died Monday, June 27, 2011, at Sunshine Rest Home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
Clinton Collums
HOMER, La. – Clinton D. Collums, 82, died Saturday, June 25, 2011, at Presbyterian Village in Homer. He was born Feb. 11, 1929, in Houlka. He was a retired employee of the Department of Defense. He was a member and deacon of Calvary Baptist Church in Homer and was an Army veteran of the Korean War.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Brent Shoalmire officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Houlka. Pryor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Earline Collums of Homer; his son, Michael Collums of Pickwick, Tenn.; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son, Chris Collums; his parents, Webb and Almedia Collums; three sisters and five brothers.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at www.pryorfuneralhome.com.

Mavis Simmons
TUPELO – Mavis Lee Gunn Simmons, died Monday, June 27, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Crowley Funeral Home of Gilmer, Texas. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of local arrangements.

Sandra Wilkins
HOLLY SPRINGS – Sandra L. Wilkins, 55, died Monday, June 27, 2011, at Trinity Mission Health and Rehab. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs.