By NEMS Daily Journal
SALTILLO – Danny Livingston 42, died Monday, June 7, 2010, at his residence after a sudden illness. He was a disabled mechanic and a Baptist. He enjoyed fishing, camping and his dog, Sadie.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. David Hendrix officiating. Burial will be in the Euclatubba Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Tabatha Livingston of Saltillo; his daughters, April Livingston, Samantha Hallmark and Heather Hicks (Chris), all of Saltillo; his son, Cody Hallmark of Saltillo; his father, Van Livingston of Mooreville; his sisters, Judy Smith (Bobby) of Mooreville, Pat Lindsey (Rodney) of Mantachie, Cathy Whitlow (Charlie) of Mooreville; his brothers, Jimmy Livingston (Debbie) of Amory and Van Livingston Jr. of Mooreville; one grandson, Daniel Travis Hicks; his in-laws, Guy and Betty Dunaway, and Anthony Dunaway.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Earlene Livingston, and a brother-in-law, Daniel Dunaway.
Pallbearers will be Josh Dunaway, Adam Crocker, Ray Lollar, Danny Dunaway, Chris Hicks and Bobby Smith Jr.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mary Frances Long
RIPLEY – Mary Frances Honnoll Long, 83, formerly of Corinth, died Saturday, June 5, 2010, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. A retired educator in Alcorn and Tippah Counties, she also served as the 3rd District supervisor in Alcorn County. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Ripley and the church choir, and a member of the Jr. Civic League.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at New Hope Presbyterian Church in Biggersville. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery. McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Raiford N. Long of Ripley; sons, David (Debi) Honnoll of Batesville and Bob (Jill) Honnoll of Corinth; stepsons, Ray (Lorraine) Long and Mike (Barbara) Long of Ripley; grandchildren, Emily H. (Jesse) Grady, Beth Honnoll, Scott Honnoll, Witt (Pat) Long, Mimi L. (Chris) Hobson, Trey (Enly) Long and Matt Griffin; nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John Marcus Henderson McCalla 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.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at First Presbyterian Church in Ripley and from 10 a.m. to service time Wednesday at New Hope Presbyterian Church in Biggersville.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New Hope Cemetery, 499 CR 513, Rienzi, MS 38865.
WREN – Randy Dale Harlow, 51, died Saturday, June 5, 2010, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. He was born March 25, 1959, in Tupelo. He worked as an electrician for Carpenter Electric and he was a member of the Central Grove Baptist Church. An avid Mississippi State fan, he enjoyed cooking, playing bass guitar, being with his family, and enjoyed his dog, Misty.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with Bro. Dennis Smithey and Bro. Jim Ray officiating. Burial will be in the Wren Cemetery.
Survivors include his parents, Richard “Bud” and Peggy Harlow of Amory; one son, Sherman Lee Harlow of Norfolk, Va.; two daughters, Laura Ann Harlow of Amory and Courtney Harlow of Orlando, Fla.; one sister, Pamela Harlow Sullivan (Terry) of Amory; two grandchildren, Drew Keeton and George Harlow III; and two special friends, Lori Miller and her daughter, Marci Miller.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Sherman and Rivers Harlow, and John and Lavelle Morris.
Pallbearers will be Rusty Murphree, Terry Garner, Randy Nicholson, Corey Sullivan, Brad Sullivan, John Evan Jackson, Steven Dabbs and L.D. Wise.
Visitation will continue until service time today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Central Grove Baptist Church Van Fund, 30296 Central Grove Road, Aberdeen, MS 39730 or to the Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38803.
Frank Simmons Jr.
CORINTH – Frank Simmons Jr., 91, died Saturday, June 5, 2010, at his home. He was born Feb. 7, 1919, in Mobile, Ala., the only child of Frank Simmons Sr. and Alice Donavan Simmons. He was educated at Wright Military School and Murphy High School in Mobile. He completed his B.S. in Economics at Davidson College, North Carolina, in 1940 and his Masters in Economics at the University of Virginia in 1941. He was a lifelong Presbyterian.
He was employed by the Newport News Shipbuilding Co. as an instructor of economics in 1941 and served as managing editor of the company’s magazine, The Shipyard Bulletin. Joining the U.S. Navy in 1944 as ensign in the Supply Corps, he trained at Harvard Business School before serving in the Pacific Theatre of War.
He served the City of Corinth as a member of the Corinth School Board of Trustees for 18 years, a city alderman for 11 years, president of the City Cemetery Association for 30 years and two terms as a director of the Corinth Chamber of Commerce. He was a charter member of the Mississippi Economic Council, serving two terms as a director on the State Board, and served as a Colonel under two governors, J.P Coleman and John Bell Williams.
Along with Fayette C. Williams and O.T. Holder Jr., he co-founded The Jacinto Foundation for the preservation and restoration of the Jacinto Courthouse and was the last surviving member of the original founders. He was a member of The Sons of Confederate Veterans.
An astute businessman and entrepreneur, he managed rental properties, and for many years operated The Pickwick, The Coliseum and the Skylark Drive-In Theatres. He opened the first coin-operated Laundromat, U-Wash-it, in Corinth in 1958, and the town’s first franchised restaurant, Loeb’s Bar-B-Que, in 1965.
His lifetime interests included swimming, world history, English literature and the game of tennis, which he played until the age of 85. He treated all those he met with respect, fairness and honesty, regardless of their standing. He was a champion of the common man.
A graveside service is set for 10 a.m. Thursday at City Cemetery with Dr. Donald Elliott officiating. McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife of 65 years, Shirley Liddon McCullar Simmons.
He is survived by three sons, Rodney F. Simmons, Alan M. Simmons and wife, Janet, and Steven L. Simmons and wife, Monica; seven grandchildren, Sheperd and Tera Simmons, Shelly and Les Archie, Salem Peterson, Shannon Simmons and Michael Burns, Sean and Lindsay Simmons, Alana Simmons and Catherine Simmons; and nine great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to French Camp Academy, One Fine Place, French Camp, MS 39745.
RUSSELLVILLE, Ala. – Maggie Louise Malone, 80, died Sunday, June 6, 2010, at Terrace Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala.
Visitation will be noon until 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
PLANTERSVILLE – Ollie Pounds, 77, died Saturday, June 5, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones & Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo.
COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. – Ruby Elaine Sisco Holley, 74, died Sunday, June 6, 2010.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Memphis Funeral Home Germantown Parkway Chapel. Burial will follow in Memory Hill Gardens.
Survivors include her sons, James “Jim” H. Holley Jr. and Ronnie A. Holley; a sister, Jackie Houser Holt of Horn Lake; a brother, David R. Sisco of Horn Lake; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; her namesake, Kathy Elaine Houser Feske; and seven nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James H. Holley Sr., and a son, Terry W. Holley.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
RIPLEY – Sarah Kathleen Britt, 85, died Sunday, June 6, 2010, at her residence in Ripley. She was born April 9, 1925, to Palmer Bullock and Pattie Claire Tigrett Bullock. She was a homemaker and a charter member of West Ripley Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Randy Hamilton and Bro. Ron Norvell officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery in Tippah County.
She is survived by one son, Alan Britt (Debra Jones Britt) of Ripley; one daughter, Lynn Britt Haynes (Eddie) of Blue Mountain; three grandchildren, Randy Haynes (Cyndi S.) of Counce, Tenn., Shad Haynes (fiancampée, Ellen Stephens) of Tupelo and Kaitlin Haynes of Blue Mountain; one great-granddaughter, Audrey Lynn Haynes of Counce.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Britt; her parents; two sisters, Edna Lemons and Mary Purser; and three brothers, Rush Bullock, Bonnie Bullock and Burnie Bullock.
Pallbearers will be Shane Duncan, Joey Bullock, Johnny O’Leary, Gerald Taylor, Houston Clemmer and Gerald Bagwell.
To view obituaries and sign online register book visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.
HOUSTON – Ima Jean Webster Eaves, 67, died Monday, June 7, 2010, at Trace Regional Hospital in Houston. She was born July 11, 1942, to Odis Webster and Miriam Moorehead Webster in Calhoun County. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, neighbor and friend. She was a retired seamstress from Reed Manufacturing.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Houston with Bro. Phillip Dearman and Bro. Jimmy Lee Washington officiating. Burial will be in Chickasaw Memorial Gardens in Houston.
Survivors include one daughter, Tammy Chamblee (Jeff) of Houston; two sons, James Blue of Houston and Jason Ballard (Liena) of Naples, Fla.; six grandchildren, Steve Chamblee (Felicia), Jenna Grace Chamblee, Taylor, Baylous and Preston Blue, and Kayla Ballard; three sisters, Faye Kiddy of Jackson, Tenn., Gail Leota of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Tonia Webster of Houston; six brothers, Odis Webster Jr., Ray Webster, Harold Webster, Jim Webster, Fred Webster and Tommy Webster, all of Houston; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joel Eaves; and a son, Billy Harold Blue.
Pallbearers will be her brothers.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
NEW ALBANY – Clarence Thornton died Monday, June 7, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service of New Albany.
CHATTANOOGA – Edna Ruth Peden, 87, a resident of Chattanooga, Tenn., for over 50 years, died Saturday, June 5, 2010, in a Chattanooga hospital. She retired from Macke Food Company with over 25 years of services. She was a member of Central Baptist Church, Abba’s House.
Survivors include her two daughters, Linda (Tillman) Sullivan of Shannon and Alice (Greg) Artime of Harrison, Tenn.; son, John Terry (Alta) Peden of Chattanooga; four sisters, Ann Orrell of Hixson, Tenn., Nell Stanford of Houlka, June Stafford of Oregon and Ruby Smith of Red Bank, Tenn.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Thomas Peden; brother, Fay Sansing; two sisters, Hazel Poteet and Laverne Buis; and daughter-in-law, Wanda Peden.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Lane Funeral Home in Chattanooga. Lane Funeral Home of Chattanooga is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Shannon, P.O. Box 21, Shannon, MS 38868.
Visit www.lanefh.com to share condolences.
HICKORY FLAT – Connie Lynn Clement Autry, 54, died Sunday, June 6, 2010, at her home. She was an employee of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County of New Albany. She was a member of Bluff Springs Baptist Church near Ashland.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bluff Springs Baptist Church near Ashland with Bro. Faron Ash officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Steve Autry of Hickory Flat; her parents, David and Peggy Harper Clement of Adamsville, Ala.; two sons, Shawn Autry (Jill) of Vance, Ala., and Chris Autry (Elizabeth) of Hickory Flat; one sister, Donnette Stafford (Rodney) of Adamsville, Ala.; one brother, Bo Clement (Wanda) of Adamsville, Ala.; two grandsons, Austin Autry and Tyler Autry, both of Vance, Ala.; her mother-in-law, Mary Jane Autry of Hickory Flat; one sister-in-law, Joy Grundhoefer of Birmingham; two brothers-in-law, Randy Autry (Donna) of Midfield, Ala., and Ricky Autry (Kathy) of Birmingham; one nephew, Desmen Clement of Adamsville, Ala.
Pallbearers will be Shawn Autry, Chris Autry, Bo Clement, Dale Stafford, Randy Autry and Ricky Autry. Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Gray, Mike Gray, Nicky Elliott, Paul Jordan, Harold Holman and Derek Holman.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 10 a.m. to service time Wednesday at the church.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.
Col. Julian Campbell
PEACH TREE CITY, Ga. – Retired U.S. Army Col. Julian M. Campbell died suddenly Sunday, June 6, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center while traveling through Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
TUPELO – David Word, 53, died Monday, June 7, 2010, in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.
WALNUT – Cheryl Ann Pentecost, 45, died Monday, June 7, 2010, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Corinthian Funeral Home in Corinth.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Memorial services for Jimmie Hugh Reeves will be at 6 p.m. Friday at The Rockcliff Church of God of Prophecy with Pastor Betty Branch officiating. Berryhill Funeral Home of Huntsville, Ala., is in charge of the arrangements.
He was born in Fulton and had been a resident of Madison County since 1984. He was a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Survivors include his wife, Emily Reeves; two daughters, Susan West and Angela Harden; six sons, Mark and David Prusha, Joseph, Robert and Donald Boxley, and Mark Harbin (special son); 17 grandchildren, Patrica and Jeremy West, Matthew and Samantha Harden, Danny, Julia and Sarah Prusha, Miranda Guider, Tessa and Garrett Boxley, Julian Geiger, Lydia, Trevor and Kyle Roberts, and Jessica, Tiffany and Leah Prusha; five great-grandchildren, Ethan and Jacob Prusha, Taylor and Cameron Prusha, and Dawson Julianne Stone.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday.
BLUE SPRINGS – Dorothy Scott, 64, died Sunday, June 6, 2010, at Graceland Care Center in New Albany. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany.
CHEROKEE, Ala. – Ruby Borden, 81, died Saturday, June 5, 2010.
Services will be at noon today at Ludlam Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka. Burial will be in New Bethel Baptist Cemetery in Belmont.
ASHLAND – Lee Frances Brown, 51, died Sunday, June 6, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs.
TISHOMINGO – Billy Clark, 60, died Sunday, June 6, 2010, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in IUka. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Pleasant Grove Cemetery Fund.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
CORINTH – Cecilia Jones, 24, died Saturday, June 5, 2010, at her home.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Another Chance Ministries. Burial will be in Forrest Hill Cemetery. Grayson Funeral Services is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.