Obituaries June 7, 2010

By NEMS Daily Journal

Connie Autry
ASHLAND – Connie Lynn Autry, 54, died Sunday, June 6, 2010, at home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home of Ripley.
Diane Jones
FARMINGTON – Diane Smith Jones, 62, died June 5, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Farmington Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Corinthian Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the church.
Charles Wade Morgan
BOONEVILLE – Charles Wade Morgan, 83, died Saturday, June 5, 2010, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Jesus Name House of Prayer Cemetery in the Blackland Community. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m.Tuesday at the funeral home.
Tommy Edgeworth
FULTON – Tommy Clark Ray Edgeworth, 67, died Saturday, June 5, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born April 6, 1943, in Lamar County, Ala. to Arthur Zeke and Lula Mae Brown Edgeworth. He was a member of Open Door Church in Fulton. He enjoyed fishing, Westerns and playing with his grandkids.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Senter Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton. Burial will be in Center Star Cemetery in Mantachie. Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy Edgeworth of Fulton; his sons, David (Rachel) Edgeworth of Mantachie and Daniel (Amy) Edgeworth of Dorsey; his daughter, Louann Edgeworth of Fulton; his grandchildren, Phillip Glasgow, Brittany Edgeworth, Daniel Edgeworth Jr. and Katelynn Edgeworth; his brother, James Edgeworth of Netttleton; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur Zeke and Lula Mae Edgeworth; his brother, Rolland “Bud” Edgeworth; and his sisters, Rue Etter Edgeworth and Rudy Idell Edgeworth Williams.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time today at Senter Funeral Home in Fulton.
Mary Frances Long
RIPLEY – Mary Frances Honnoll Long, 83, formerly of Corinth, died Saturday, June 5, 2010, at St Frances Hospital in Memphis. She was a retired educator in Alcorn and Tippa Counties, and she served as Third District Supervisor in Alcorn County. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Ripley, where she was a member of the church choir and a member of the Jr. Civic League.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the New Hope Presbyterian Church in Biggersville. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery. McPeters Funeral Directors in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include and her husband, Raiford N. Long of Ripley; her sons, David (Debi) Honnoll of Batesville and Bob (Jill) Honnoll of Corinth; her stepsons, Ray (Lorraine) Long and Mike (Barbara) Long of Ripley; her grandchildren, Emily H. (Jesse) Grady, Beth Honnoll, Scott Honnoll, Witt (Pat) Long, Mimi L. (Chris) Hobson, Trey (Enly) Long and Matt Griffin; and nine great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, John Marcus Henderson and Mary Inez McCalla; her first husband, Scott Mathis Honnoll; her siblings, Lucien McCalla, Tom McCalla, Marion Epps, Ann Redding, Eugene McCalla, Louise Phillips and Stanley McCalla;
Pallbearers will be Jesse Grady, Scott Honnoll, Witt Long, Trey Long, Chris Hobson, Lee Hinton, Chad Redding and Kimble Wilbanks.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to New Hope Cemetery, 499 CR 513, Rienzi, MS 38865.
Guy Gravlee III
TUPELO – Guy Justis “Guy Bo” Gravlee III, 57, died Friday, June 4, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a sudden illness. A native of Tupelo, he was born Feb. 15, 1953, to Guy Justis and Joyce Tyler Gravlee Jr. A 1971 graduate of Tupelo High School, he then went on to Mississippi State University where he graduated with Bachelors and Masters Degrees in education. While at Mississippi State, he served as a trainer for the Mississippi State Football Team and was a member of the M Club. Later, he attended Nursing School at Itawamba Community College where he received an Associates Degree in nursing. He worked for several years as an ER and ICU nurse in Tupelo and in Memphis. For the past 24 years, he has worked as a pharmaceutical representative for Roche Pharmaceuticals.
He volunteered many years of service to his community by serving as a reserve officer for the Tupelo Police Department. One of his favorite assignments as a reserve officer was accompanying Tupelo High School sports teams to out of town games. He was an avid MSU and Tupelo High School sports fan. He enjoyed playing golf and listening to St. Louis Cardinals baseball.
He loved and was very devoted to his family. He had a special place in his heart for dogs, especially his golden retriever named Lucy. He was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church for fifty years where he had been director of the young adult’s class and had taught Sunday School with the jail ministry. He was presently serving as Church Clerk and as a Deacon. He was one of whom it could be truly said that “he never met a stranger.” He was a man with a very big heart and will be missed by all who knew him.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Calvary Baptist Church with Dr. David Eldridge and Dr. John Armistead officiating. Burial will be in Tupelo Memorial Park. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of ten years, Myara Coutoumanos Gravlee of Tupelo; one daughter, Sarah Gravlee Otts (Michael) of Saltillo; two stepchildren, Jason Hall (Cindy) of St. Louis, Mo. and Christie Hall Gaillard (Kerry) of Tupelo; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Guy and Joyce Gravlee Jr. of Tupelo; two sisters, Lynn McAlpin (Jim) of Tupelo and Joy Kellum (Mark) of Tupelo; four step grandchildren, Claire Loden, and Zane, Atlin and Grae Hall; and a host of beloved nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandson, Justis Michael Otts.
Pallbearers will be Bill Sisk, Jim Beane, Straton Karatassos, Mimi Pegues, Chris Hardwick and Harry Jackson.
Visitation will continue one hour prior to service time today at the church.
Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church building fund, 501 West Main St., Tupelo, MS 38804 or to Hope Family Ministries, 2754 Mattox St., Tupelo, MS 38801.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Quinn Todd
AVON – Maddie Quinn Todd, 82, died Saturday, June 5, 2010, at her home. She was a member of the Bogue Baptist Church and a homemaker.
Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. today at West Heights Cemetery with Dr. David Hamilton officiating. Browning Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her daughter, Kristie Boyette (Robert) of Avon; her three sons: Gary Michael Todd (Leslie) of Tulsa, Okla., Terry Ryan Todd (Kathleen) of Winnsboro, La. and Steven Lee Todd (Doris) of Avon; her sister, Sue Burgess of Pontotoc; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Sam Brantley Clark and Ethel Bailey Clark; her husband, Howard Henry Todd; her sisters, Lena Dowdy and Carolyn Byars; and three brothers, D.H.Clark, James Clark and Curt Clark.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons.
Visitation will be from 2 to 2:45 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Condolences may be offered at www.Browningpontotoc.com.
Annie Chance
ABERDEEN – Annie Nunn Rodgers Chance, 88, died Friday, June 4, 2010, at Darlington Oaks Community Hospice in Verona. She was born March 25, 1922, to Dilmas G. Nunn and Suzie Tribble Nunn in Greenwood Springs. She was a member of the First Christian Church for more than 50 years. She was a member of Circle II, Order of Eastern Star, Past-Matron of OES, Twilighters Club, Garden Club, Civinettes and the American Legion Auxillary.
She was employed at the Gulf Ordinance facility during WWII and was interviewed in a documentary for MPBS on Mississippi’s contribution to the war effort. She was employed by Kroger as a cashier for 25 years. She also worked for IGA, Jitney Jungle, Big Star and Wilson’s grocery as a cashier. She was active in her church and civic activities. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, playing cards and bingo at Personal Place and helping others.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today in the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home with Wayne Webster officiating. Burial will be in Oddfellows Rest. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, George Silas Chance of Amory; one daughter, Sara Crenshaw and husband, Michael of Columbus, Ohio; one son, Benjamin Elliot Rogers and wife, Becky of Amory; two stepdaughters, June Stonestreet of Caledonia and Diane Frazier of River Hood, Ore.; two stepsons, Edwin Chance and wife, Elaine of Hamilton and Darryl Chance and wife, Barbara of Caledonia; one sister, Janie Philley of Pensacola, Fla.; three grandchildren; 10 step grandchildren; 15 step great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, B. Elliot Rodgers Sr.; two sisters, Lilly Bell Jackson and Lucille Cates; and two brothers, Billy Nunn and Buford Nunn.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to First Christian Church of Aberdeen or Community Hospice of Verona.
To sign the online register or send condolences, visit www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
James Davis
CARADINE – James Robert Davis, 87, died June 5, 2010, at his home in Caradine. He was a native of Houston. He was born Aug. 18, 1922, in Chickasaw County to Harvey Hardin Davis and Georgia May Stafford Davis. He was a retired 30 year employee for Shannon Chair Co., a member of Foster’s Chapel United Methodist Church and a WWII Army Air Corp Veteran, having served in the China-Burma-India Campaign. He remained active with gardening until his death.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Houston Funeral Home in Houston with the Rev. Steve Lampkin officiating. Burial will follow at Hatchett Cemetery in Caradine. Houston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Louise Caradine Davis of Caradine; his son, Ed and his wife, Louise Davis of Starkville; his brothers, Raymond Davis of Houston and Billy Davis of Woodland; his grandsons, Christopher and wife, Coree Davis of Crawford and Eric Davis of Starkville; and his nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Doris A. Smith; and his brothers, Doss Davis and Darrell Davis.
Pallbearers will be Alberto Davis, Larry Davis, William Davis, Robbie Smith, Tim Horner and Shan Moore.
Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Julian Hill, Dr. Edward Gore, Dr. Charles Pigot and all former pastors of Foster’s Chapel United Methodist Church.
Memorials may be made to Palmers Home, P.O. Box 746, Columbus, MS 39703.
Friends and family may sign the online register book at houstonfuneralhomems.com.
Dorothy Hastings
WALNUT – Dorothy Hastings, 74, died Saturday, June 5, 2010, at her home.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Ripley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
To sign online guest register visit, www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.