Obituaries June 4, 2011

By NEMS Daily Journal

Helen Garner
RIPLEY – Helen Ione Griffin Garner (Granny), 93 died on Thursday, June 2, 2011 at her home near Ripley. She was born on October 8, 1917, to the late Larkin Tandy Griffin and Fronia Wilhite Griffin of the Clarysville community, near Ripley, MS. She was a homemaker and worked alongside her late husband, William Hall (Bill) Garner on their family farm for over 60 years. She was married on July 15, 1934, and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was one of the oldest members of Jacob’s Chapel Methodist Church, where she became a member on September 8, 1946. She loved being with her family, visiting with her friends, and sitting in her yard or on her porch. She enjoyed crocheting and giving her crocheted pieces to others, and attending her church.
Services will be Sunday, June 5, 2011, at 2 p.m. at McBride Funeral Home Chapel, Ripley, MS with Dr. Patrick Chapman, and Rev. Scott Falgout officiating. Burial will be in Jacob’s Chapel Cemetery. Visitation: Saturday, June 4, 2011, 6-9 p.m. and Sunday, June 5, 2011, from 7 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
She is survived by a son, Jerry Garner and wife Donna of Kossuth, MS, three daughters, Blanche Garner Grisham and husband Bobby, Bettye Garner Hill and husband Melvin of Ripley, MS, and Billie Garner Mills and husband Danny of Potts Camp, MS, one grandson, Ben Garner and wife Kayla of Kossuth, MS, four granddaughters, Tammy Grisham Chapman and husband Patrick, of Ripley, MS, Mendy Mills Clifton and husband brad, Amy Mills Clark and husband Billy of Potts Camp, MS, and Amanda Garner Balof and husband Joe Mitch of Ripley, MS, seven great-grandchildren, Marleigh, Calli and Briley Garner of Kossuth, MS, Myles, Brayden and Braxton Clifton, and Zoe Elizabeth Clark of Potts Camp, MS, two sisters, Jessie Griffin Wilson of Madden, MS, and Virginia (Jenner) Griffin Ward of Jackson, MS, two brothers-in-law, Bob Hall and wife Nell of Dumas, MS, Lenwood Garner and wife Nathagene of Ripley, MS, and a sister-in-law, Geraldine Garner, of Ripley, MS.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son, Jimmy Hall Garner, a grandson, William Tandy Grisham, a brother, Gaston Griffin, and four sisters, Wilma Griffin Hall, Cloyce Griffin Witt, Julie Ann Griffin Hall, and Mildred Griffin McBryde.
Pallbearers will be from her church family, Ronnie Dunnam, Harvey Childers, Wayne Goolsby, Lannie Hopper, Austin Hopper, and Andrew Hopper. Honorary pallbearers will be Kenneth Wilbanks, Ken Wilbanks, Lenwood Garner, Bob Hall, Louise White, and Maxine Jobe.
Memorials may be made to Jacob’s Chapel United Methodist Church or Jacob’s Chapel Cemetery Fund, 1300 CR 703, Blue Mountain, MS 38610.
Online condolences may be sent to www.mcbridefuneralhome. com.

Abie Bynum
COMO – Abie Lou Bynum, 62, died Thursday, June 2, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. She was born Sept. 27, 1948, in Union County to Myrtle Thompson Jeter and the late Miles Abe Jeter. She was retired from Ringea America of Batesville. She loved flowers and gardening, spending time with her family and visiting the beach.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today at United Funeral Service with Rev. Jerry Jeter officiating. Burial will be in Blue Mountain City Cemetery. United Funeral Service of New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas Bynum of Como; her mother, Myrtle Jeter of New Albany; one daughter, Rhonda Tiller (David) of Oakland; one son, Robert Bynum of Greensboro, N.C.; two sisters, Sherry Tillery (Wendell) and Deborah Magill (Fred), both of New Albany; two brothers, Bill Jeter (Cherry) of New Albany and Danny Patterson of Tupelo; and one granddaughter, Amanda Stayton of Oakland.
She was preceded in death by her father and a brother, Miles Gene Jeter.
Pallbearers will be Wendell Tillery, Brandon Tillery, Shane Tillery, Tim Magill, Patrick Jeter and Danny Patterson.
Visitation will be today from 11 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Janet Marie Doler
CALHOUN CITY – Janet Marie Doler, 63, died Thursday, June 2, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Nov. 19, 1947, in Clarksdale to Ruth and Zeke Vanlandingham. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and a homemaker.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jon Haimes officiating. Interment will be in Pinecrest Memorial Gardens in Calhoun City. Pryor Funeral Home of Calhoun City is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her daughter, Theresa Bailey of Calhoun City; a sister, Martha Cannon (Vicky) of Calhoun City; two brothers, Rickey Vanlandingham (Vickie) and Wayne Vanlandingham (Lisa) all of Calhoun City; three grandchildren, Bridget Winfield (Caleb) of Bruce, Lindsey James (Jacob) and Preston Bailey all of Calhoun City; two great-grandchildren, Lanna Winfield and Garrett James and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Scott Doler; her parents, and a sister, Judy Carpenter.
Pallbearers will be Bradley Cannon, Chris Vanlandingham, Mickey Cannon, Justin Vanlandingham, Mike Seller, Rickey Vanlandingham Jr., Vicky Cannon and Derek Vanlandingham.
Visitation will be today from noon until 2 p.m. at Pryor Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made at www.pryorfuneralhome.com.

Mickey South
Booneville – Orville Truman “Mickey” South, 71, died Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at his home. He was born Aug. 10, 1939, in Prentiss County to Thomas Luther South and Ruth Moss South. He was a United States Army veteran. He was a factory worker, and he was a member of Gilmore Chapel Methodist Church. He enjoyed fishing, yard sales and spending time with his family.
Funeral services were Friday, June 3, 2011, at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Bill Adams officiating. Burial was in Forked Oak Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Teresa Pettigo South, whom he married on July 4, 1993; two daughters, Jennifer Rose Jackson (Allen) and Heather Palmer; a son, Justin Palmer; a grandson, Logan Harold Jackson; a brother, Luther Armon South; and a brother-in-law, Robert Mann.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Peggy Mann; three brothers, Justus South, William M. South and James B. South.
Pallbearers were Mickey Joyner, Allen Jackson, Tommy Jackson, Jennifer South, Harry Wheeler, and Michael Pettigo. Honorary pallbearers are Aaron Carter and Dan Crabb.

Mattie Buford
NEW ALBANY – Mattie Faye Buford, 56, died Friday, June 3, 2011, at her home.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany.

Charles Hendrix
BIG CREEK – Charles Paul Hendrix, 89, died Friday, June 3, 2011, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. He was born Jan. 12, 1922, in Yalobusha County to Charles Pinkney Hendrix and Lula Aven Hendrix. He was a retired employee of Heatcraft in Grenada and a veteran.
Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday, June 5, 2011, at Shiloh Baptist Church with Rev. John Hearn and Rev. Billy Wells officiating. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery in Big Creek with military honors. Pryor Funeral Home of Calhoun City is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Gail Russell (Joe) of Big Creek and Paula Bryant (Richard) of Pittsboro; three sons, Scotty Hendrix (Carol) of Leesville, La., Dan Hendrix (Cheryl) of Vardaman and Mike Hendrix (Sussy) of Big Creek; 17 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Agnes Hendrix, and his parents.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Russell, Ben Russell, Andrew Bryant, Kristian Bryant, Dan Hendrix, Paul Hendrix and Guy Burke Hendrix.
Visitation will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service.
Online condolences may be made at www.pryorfuneralhome.com.

Ervin Steinke
AMORY – Ervin Steinke, 76, died Friday, June 3, 2011, at his home.
Visitation will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the funeral home.

Kenneth Johnson
FULTON – Kenneth H. Johnson, 85, died Friday, June 3, 2011, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. He was born Oct. 7, 1925, to Pollie P. and Vista Lunceford Johnson. He was a supervisor at Glenn Manufacturing for 15 years and worked at Earnest Furniture and Appliance, Smith Furniture and Appliance, and McNeece-Morris Funeral Home throughout his career. He served in the United States Army during World War II with the 66th Panther Division in Nazarre and South France. He was a survivor of the British troop ship SS Leopoldville that sank near Cherbourg, France, on Dec. 24, 1944. He obtained the rank of Staff Sergeant and was awarded four Bronze Stars, the Combat Infantry Badge, and the European Theater of Operation Ribbon. He was a current member of Pine Grove Church of Christ and served as an Elder and Deacon of the Beans Ferry Church of Christ for many years. He was a handyman who could fix anything and loved woodworking. He enjoyed life and fellowship with his family and friends.
A Celebration of Life service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with ministers Ryan Ary, Bobby Cleveland, Leslie Grant and Marshall Eubanks Jr., officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Genette Chilcoat Johnson; one son, Steve Johnson (Terri), both of Fulton; one daughter, Leisa Howell (Vaughn) of Hatley; one grandson, Seth Johnson (Catherine) of Fulton; three granddaughters, Nicole Johnson Steele (Steven) of Fulton, Callie Howell of Amory and Caroline Howell of Hatley; and three great-granddaughters, Camron Cowart, Ally Grace Steele and Anna Claire Steele, all of Fulton.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one infant brother; and one infant grandson, Lance Tyler Howell.
Pallbearers will be Carl Gaddy, Jimmy Tucker, Jimmy Webb, Romie Wilemon, Sammy Hill, Freddie Plunkett, Kendall Johnson and Joe Johnson.
Honorary pallbearers will be Howard Smith, Boyce McNeece, Basil Earnest, Dr. Eddie Yoe, Dr. Bill Rogers and Randy Tucker.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p. m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pine Grove Church of Christ Building Fund.

Manuel Alago
IUKA – Jesus Manuel Alago, 65, of Burnsville, died Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center.
Services will be 6 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Fred Wilbanks officiating. There will be a private burial at a later date.
Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday and will conclude at funeral time.
Condolences may be left at www.memorialcorinth.com.

Jack Hellums
VINA, Ala. – Jack Junior Hellums, 77, died Friday, June 3, 2011, at his residence. He was a native of Alabama and was retired as a boiler-maker for TVA. He attended Friendship Missionary Baptist Church and was a Mason.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 5, 2011, at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Ala., with Bro. Billy Nichols and Bro. Eugene Digby officiating. Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery, Vina, Ala. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Ala., will be in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include five children, Theresa Sparks (W.C.) of Fulton, Mary Franklin (Troy) of Amory, Judy Brown (Bobby) and Jack Dewayne Hellums (Lori) all of Madison, Ala., and Jacqueline Nichols (Bro. Billy) of Golden; one sister, Shirley Taylor (Ray) of Birmingham, Ala.; grandchildren, Melinda Randolph (Sammy), Kristy Franklin Hunt, Jamie Sparks (Pam), Michael Nichols (Dana), Kelly Ward (Nathan), Patrick Nichols (Amanda), Kandy Lundy (Barry), Joseph Brown, Brandon Nichols (Rhonda), Ashley Parish (Justin), Jackson Hellums and Annslee Hellums; 16 great-grandchildren and nephews, Ronnie Hellums, Mike Hellums, Alan Taylor and Doy Taylor.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Letha Blackburn Hellums, his parents, John Edgar and Anne Irene Heneley Hellums; two brothers, J.W. Hellums and John Hellums; and one sister, Marie Hellums.
Pallbearers will be Michael Nichols, Patrick Nichols, Brandon Nichols, Jamie Sparks, Joseph Brown and Homer Petree. Honorary pallbearer will be Jackson Hellums.
Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Ala., and until service time on Sunday.

Virginia Wedgworth
AUGUSTA – Virginia Wedgworth, 94, of Augusta (Gregory), died Friday, June 3, 2011. She was born May 19, 1917, in Cedar Bluff to John Benjamin and Eliza Virginia (McCluskey) Gilliland. She married Sanderford Lyle “S.L.” Wedgworth on Feb. 3, 1943, and was married to him until his death on Aug. 11, 1971. She loved to sew; do crafts and paint; loved birds and her flowers; loved to go to church; traveling; did a lot of cooking; and especially loved her family. She was a member of the Gregory Homemakers Club and the Methodist Women.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 28 years, and one daughter, Rebecca Lynn Wedgworth.
She is survived by three sons, Dannie Wedgworth and wife Debbie of Ishpeming, Mich., Randy Wedgworth and wife Joan of Gunnersville, Ala., Roger Wedgworth and wife Donna of Augusta (Gregory); two daughters, Sandra Bordelon of Baker, La., and Cheryl Prince and husband Mickey of Conway, Ark.; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a host of family and friends.
Visitation will be Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Rhodes and Son Funeral Home of Augusta. A funeral service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, Augusta with the Rev. Robert DeBaun officiating.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Cedar Bluff Methodist Cemetery in Cedar Bluff, with visitation from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and then proceeding to the cemetery. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorials be made to Cedar Bluff Methodist Cemetery Association, c/o Mrs. Janet Watkins, 135 Mhoon Valley Road, West Point, MS 39773, Augusta Methodist Church or the Woodruff County Health Center.
Friends may leave a memory message at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.

Barbara Jones
SOUTHAVEN – Barbara L. Walker-Jones, 43, died Thursday, June 2, 2011, at her residence in Southaven.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford.
Robin Blalock
TUPELO – Robin Lynn Smith Blalock, 52, died Friday, June 3, 2011, at North Mississippi after a long illness. She was a longtime paramedic and EMT at North Mississippi Medical Center.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel.
Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. until service time Monday at the chapel. A full obituary will appear in Sunday’s paper.

Napolean Heath
HOLLY SPRINGS – Napolean Heath, 82, died Saturday, May 28, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Southaven.
Services will be 11 a.m. today at Rising Star MB Church in Holly Springs with burial in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of arrangements.
The remains will lie in state at the church from 10 to 10:55 a.m. on Saturday.
Darlene Carothers
OXFORD – Darlene Townsend Carothers, 57, died Tuesday, May 31, 2011.
Services will be 1 p.m. today at the Tomb Association Building in Oxford. Serenity-Martin of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.

Alma Ruth Daugherty
IUKA – Alma Ruth Daugherty, 73, died Friday, June 3, 2011, at her residence. She was a member of Harmony United Methodist Church. She attended Northeast Mississippi Community College and graduated from Mississippi State University where she earned a Masters Degree in Education. She was a retired school teacher and taught in Allsboro, Ala., for six years and in Iuka for 30 years. She loved basketball and was an avid Mississippi State fan.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday, June 6, 2011, at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jon Kaufman and Rev. Ann Kaufman officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one son, John Dennis Daugherty and wife, Tommy Jean, of Iuka; one brother, Johnny Biggs of Iuka; two sisters, Rayma Biggs and Mary Louise Biggs, both of Iuka; and two grandchildren, Monica Jean Daugherty and Colton Dennis Daugherty.
She was preceded in death by her husband, D. S. Daugherty; her parents, Charlie and Blanche Biggs; and three brothers, Howard, Jessie and Alton Biggs.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Sunday, June 5, 2011, at Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka.
Pallbearers include Trip Lomenick, Glen Ray Harris, Benny Parrish, Glenn Whitlock, Paul Whitlock and James Crowell.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718; by phone by calling 800-ACS-2345; or online at www.cancer.org. An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Vervone Springer
Nettleton – Vervone Springer, 66, died Friday, June 3, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones and Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo.
Christine Franklin
ABERDEEN – Christine Franklin, 75, died Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at University of Chicago Hospital in Chicago.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday, June 6, 2011, at Ebernezer MB Church with interment in the church cemetery. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. prior to the service.
Condolences may be registered online at www.bellememorialfuneralhome.com.

Betty Shook
Booneville – Betty Lou Lindsey Shook, 67, died Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital – Desoto County. She was born April 9, 1944, in Itawamba County to Herbel Buford Lindsey and Annie Lou Godwin Lindsey. She was employed for many years at Marathon Cheese Company. She was a member of Crestwood Baptist Church. She enjoyed writing, flowers and yard work. Most of all, she loved her grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 11a.m. Saturday, June 4, 2011, at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. David Gould and Bro. Elbert Ray Bennett officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Memorial Garden. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by a son, Richard Shook (Darlene) of Hills Chapel; a daughter, Tammy Ross of Booneville; four brothers, H. B. Lindsey (Annette), Jackie Lindsey (Becky), Mac Lindsey and Jobie Lindsey (Lisa), all of Booneville; two sisters, Margaret Cheatham (Charles) and Maryanne Holly (Roy), all of Booneville; two grandchildren, Elijah Chet Shook and Jessica Ross.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Hobert Lindsey and E. G. Lindsey.
Pallbearers are Trey Lindsey, Jeff Lindsey, Eric Lindsey, Scotty Lindsey, Jonathan Lindsey, Hobie Lindsey, Carter Lindsey, Collin Lindsey, Matt Lindsey and Reed Lindsey.

Helen Garner
RIPLEY – Helen Ione Griffin Garner (Granny), 93 died on Thursday, June 2, 2011 at her home near Ripley. She was born on October 8, 1917, to the late Larkin Tandy Griffin and Fronia Wilhite Griffin of the Clarysville community, near Ripley, MS. She was a homemaker and worked alongside her late husband, William Hall (Bill) Garner on their family farm for over 60 years. She was married on July 15, 1934, and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was one of the oldest members of Jacob’s Chapel Methodist Church, where she became a member on September 8, 1946. She loved being with her family, visiting with her friends, and sitting in her yard or on her porch. She enjoyed crocheting and giving her crocheted pieces to others, and attending her church.
Services will be Sunday, June 5, 2011, at 2 p.m. at McBride Funeral Home Chapel, Ripley, MS with Dr. Patrick Chapman, and Rev. Scott Falgout officiating. Burial will be in Jacob’s Chapel Cemetery. Visitation: Saturday, June 4, 2011, 6-9 p.m. and Sunday, June 5, 2011, from 7 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
She is survived by a son, Jerry Garner and wife Donna of Kossuth, MS, three daughters, Blanche Garner Grisham and husband Bobby, Bettye Garner Hill and husband Melvin of Ripley, MS, and Billie Garner Mills and husband Danny of Potts Camp, MS, one grandson, Ben Garner and wife Kayla of Kossuth, MS, four granddaughters, Tammy Grisham Chapman and husband Patrick, of Ripley, MS, Mendy Mills Clifton and husband brad, Amy Mills Clark and husband Billy of Potts Camp, MS, and Amanda Garner Balof and husband Joe Mitch of Ripley, MS, seven great-grandchildren, Marleigh, Calli and Briley Garner of Kossuth, MS, Myles, Brayden and Braxton Clifton, and Zoe Elizabeth Clark of Potts Camp, MS, two sisters, Jessie Griffin Wilson of Madden, MS, and Virginia (Jenner) Griffin Ward of Jackson, MS, two brothers-in-law, Bob Hall and wife Nell of Dumas, MS, Lenwood Garner and wife Nathagene of Ripley, MS, and a sister-in-law, Geraldine Garner, of Ripley, MS.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son, Jimmy Hall Garner, a grandson, William Tandy Grisham, a brother, Gaston Griffin, and four sisters, Wilma Griffin Hall, Cloyce Griffin Witt, Julie Ann Griffin Hall, and Mildred Griffin McBryde.
Pallbearers will be from her church family, Ronnie Dunnam, Harvey Childers, Wayne Goolsby, Lannie Hopper, Austin Hopper, and Andrew Hopper. Honorary pallbearers will be Kenneth Wilbanks, Ken Wilbanks, Lenwood Garner, Bob Hall, Louise White, and Maxine Jobe.
Memorials may be made to Jacob’s Chapel United Methodist Church or Jacob’s Chapel Cemetery Fund, 1300 CR 703, Blue Mountain, MS 38610.
Online condolences may be sent to www.mcbridefuneralhome. com.