Obituaries June 8, 2011

By NEMS Daily Journal

Mary Burton
CORINTH – Mary Burton died Tuesday, June 7, 2011, at her home in Corinth. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn.

Elizabeth Betts
BOONEVILLE – Elizabeth Williams Betts, 90, died Saturday, June 4, 2011, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was born Oct. 23, 1920, in Rienzi to Virter Chambers and Andrew Williams. She was a member of Springhill M.B. Church and a member of the missionary society.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Springhill M.B. Church in Booneville with Rev. Antonio Magee officiating. Burial will be in the Rienzi Cemetery. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Booneville is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her adopted daughter, Tina McDonald of Booneville; two brothers, Leroy (Deborah) Williams and Glenn (Hattie) Williams both of Booneville; three sisters, Fannie Spikes of Atlanta, Ga., Lee Williams of Hazelhurst and Emma Lagran of Battle Creek, Mich.; three grandchildren, Ellerick Pierce, Roderick Pierce and Isaiah Pierce; and two great-grandchildren, Kenterius Shinault and McKinsey Kate Pierce.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Myree Betts; her parents; two sisters, Louise Gilmer and lola louis Robinson; and four brothers, Clarence Roger Williams, Thomas Richard Williams, Von M. Williams and Thomas Ed Gordon.
Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. today. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry at www.agnewandson.com.

Rosalyn Rose
OXFORD – Rosalyn Rose, 73, died Friday, June 3, 2011, at State Veterans Home in Oxford. She was born Oct. 5, 1937, in Bruce. She was a graduate of Bruce High School, Class of 1955, and of the University of Mississippi, where she received her undergraduate degree and Master’s degree. She was a retired teacher after more than 20 years. At the end of her career, she was chairman of the science department at Briarcrest Baptist School system in Memphis. She was a member of Collierville Baptist Church.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Bruce Cemetery with Rev. Bobby Long officiating. Parker Memorial Funeral Home in Bruce is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include a son, Richard Rose (Stacey) of Oxford; a sister, Jacquelyn Edwards of West Point; and three grandchildren, Kristen, Cameron and Kara Rose.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wendell Joseph Rose; a son, Wendell J. “Joey” Rose, II; and her parents, Elmo Earl Reese and Jimmie Lee Bowling Reese.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at www.parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com.

Paul Clayton
TUPELO – Paul Clayton, 80, died Tuesday, June 7, 2011, at his home after a sudden illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.

Alana Mills
HAMILTON – Alana Beth Oliver Mills, 26, died Tuesday, June 7, 2011, at UAB Hospital in Birmingham. She was born April 16, 1985, to Lonnie and Margaret Oliver in Amory. She was a lifelong resident of Hamilton. She graduated from Hamilton High School, where she was homecoming queen. She was a member of Center Hill Baptist Church.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Center Hill Baptist Church in Hamilton with her brother, Alan Oliver, officiating. Burial will be in Center Hill Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Avery Lee Mills of Hamilton; her parents, Lonnie and Margaret Oliver of Hamilton; one brother, Alan Oliver and wife, Sara of Cincinnati, Ohio; one brother-in-law, River Mills and wife, Karissa of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two nieces, Ella Oliver and Bailee Mills; her grandparents, Trellis and Monica Blanton of Hamilton and Frances Oliver Baggett of Hamilton; her great-grandmother, Geneva Pearson of Aberdeen; and her mother and father-in-law, Randy and Tina Mills of Hamilton.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Waymon “Bill” Oliver.
Pallbearers will be Matt Owens, Foster McKee, Wesley Lawrence, Stuart Blanton, Cory Baggett and Chady Clardy.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, 2nd Floor, Bethesda, MD 20814.
Sign the register and send condolences online at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Dorothy Davis
BOONEVILLE – Dorothy Henry Davis, 75, died Tuesday, June 7, 2011, at Sanctuary Hospice House. She was a member of the Waynesboro Church of Christ and a retired nursing home administrator.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at McMillan Funeral Home with Minister Haskell Sparks officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 33 years, Berry Neal Davis; one son, Anthony Morrell of Pachuta; ona sister, Lylia Prentiss of Booneville; one brother, William Floyd Henry of Belmont; and one grandson, Cory Quinton Morrell of Booneville.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Louis Edward and Autie Mae Ward Henry; and one brother, Edward Neal Henry.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and until service time on Friday.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

Herman Gregory
TUPELO – Herman Gregory died Tuesday, June 7, 2011, at the Darlington Oaks Community Hospice House in Verona. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Verona.

Jodie Lockridge Sr.
RACINE, Wis. – Jodie D. Lockridge, 68, died Saturday, June 4, 2011. He was born July 9, 1942, in Tupelo to Rev. James D. and Emmer Jean Lockridge.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Draeger-Langerdorf Funeral Home in Racine. Burial will follow in West Lawn Memorial Park. Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his loving and devoted wife, Elizabeth; three children of Racine; 13 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; one brother, James (Maggie) Lockridge; and two sisters, Mary (Cleveland) Cornelious and Eula V. Gilliam.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Louise Lockridge and Marguerite Montgomery.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time Saturday in the funeral home.

Johnny Bush
STARKVILLE – John “Johnny” Bush, 62, died Thursday, June 2, 2011, in Starkville.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Bryan Union Hall in West Point with Rev. Eddie D. Goliday officiating. Burial will be in Truevine Cemetery. West Memorial Funeral Home in Starkville is in charge of arrangements.
Visitaiton will be from 1 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Sign the guest register at www.westmemorial.com.

Annie Lou Cole
TUPELO – Annie Lou Cole, 79, died Sunday, June 5, 2011, at her home after a brief illness. She was born May 17, 1932, in Tupelo to Finis and Ila Faye Brooks. She lived most of her life in Tupelo where she worked at Daybrite for 18 years. She was a member of Tupelo Free Will Baptist Church. An avid seamstress, she enjoyed crocheting, knitting, quilting, doing crossword puzzles and cooking. She enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren and was especially fond of her dog, Dottie. She was considered to be a good friend to everyone and was always pulling for the underdog. She was an encourager to those who were downtrodden and always did it with a smile. She spent 20 years in Kenosha, Wis., where she built a close relationship and was considered a sister by her family there. She maintained a close relationship with those she loved even though the distance was great between them.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. today at Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel with Bro. Jimmy Henry. A private graveside service will follow in Gilvo Cemetery. Holland Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by three daughters, Patricia Rea, Pamela Byrd (Kevin) and Peggy K. England (Randy), all of Tupelo; five grandchildren, Samuel Rea (Abby), Benjamin Rea, Sunny Rea, Jeremy Kemp (Jenni) and Ginnifer Bryant (Ian); five great-grandchildren, twins, Ethan and Landon Kemp, Anna Montgomery, Olivia and Emily Bryant; two sisters, Charlotte Jenkins and Montez Raper, both of Tupelo; and a brother, Joe Brooks (Nancy) of Tupelo.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 42 years, Billie Gene Cole; a son-in-law, Joel Kemp; a brother, J.C. Brooks; and two sisters, Shirley Mize and Jewel Russell.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time today.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Gathia Harrelson
BRUCE – Gathia Harrelson, 89, died Monday, June 6, 2011, at Yalobusha Nursing Home in Water Valley. She was born April 17, 1922, in Calhoun County. She was a homemaker, a member of Bruce First Baptist Church and a former member of Georgian Hill Baptist Church in Memphis where she was a Sunday school teacher and a member of the Senior Choir.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kenneth Armstrong officiating and Dr. Daniel Hathorne assisting. Burial will be in Memory Memorial Garden Cemetery. Parker Memorial Funeral Home in Bruce is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include a sister, Janice McKibben of Cordova, Tenn.; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Brooks Harrelson; her parents, Elton Armstrong and Maudia Shoemake Armstrong; a brother, Aurborn Armstrong; and a sister, Ernestine Brown.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Myrtle Dehority
BOONEVILLE – Myrtle Muriel Dehority, 92, died Sunday, June 5, 2011, at her home. She was born Nov. 23, 1918, in Hartford, Mich., to Clyde and Fannie Fay Butcher Hammond. She was a homemaker, and she was non-denominational. She enjoyed quilting, crafts, camping and playing cards and bingo.
There will be no visitation or services. Burial will be in North Shore Memorial Garden in Hagar Shores, Mich. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by two sons, Jerry Congdon (Jeri) of Lawrence, Mich., and Mike Congdon (Linda) of Booneville; a daughter, Pat Baker of Bitely, Mich.; a brother, Clyde Hammond (Barb) of Hartford, Mich.; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren: and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Lewis Congdon; her second husband, Wesley Haney; her parents; six brothers; two sisters; one grandson; one great-grandson; and one great-great-grandson.

Shayne McClure
WEST POINT – Shayne McClure, 48, died Sunday, June 5, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point. He was born Dec. 24, 1962, in West Point to Phyllis McLemore Murphy and Walter Raymond McClure, III. He worked at Sanderson Plumbing as a shuttle driver and before at Bryan Foods for a number of years. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He married Cynthia Genevieve Elkins on Dec. 6, 1986, in West Point.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Dr. James Towery officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery West Point. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include wife, Cindy Elkins McClure of West Point; one daughter, Chelsey Fouche’ (Grayson) of Mathiston; his paternal grandmother, Georgianna Converse McClure of West Point; nieces and nephews, Caitlyn McClure, Clara Hodnett, Reilly Williams, Casey Elkins, Rob Kelsey, Matthew McClure and Zach Williams; his father, Raymond McClure of West Point; his mother, Phyllis McLemore Murphy of West Monroe, La.; another “mother,” Nelda Oswalt (Gerald) of West Point; two sisters, Lisa McClure Hodnett of West Point and Missy Williams of West Monroe, La.; two brothers, Marc McClure (Charlotte) of West Point and Kevin Oswalt of West Point.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Friends may leave a memory message at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.

Emma Williams
HAMILTON – Emma Lou Evans Williams, 88, died Tuesday, June 7, 2011, at the Care Center of Aberdeen. She was born July 27, 1922, to Jim Evans and Millie Hankins Evans in Greenwood Springs. She graduated from Hamilton High School and worked at Columbus Air Force Base before marrying Major David Williams Jr. Her career was with her husband in the Air Force moving frequently from Mississippi to Florida, to Alaska, to Alabama, to the Phillippine Islands, to Virginia, to Tennessee and retiring in Mississippi. She was a member of Center Hill Baptist Church in Hamilton.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today in the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Bro. Terry Edwards officiating. Burial will be in Center Hill Cemetery in Hamilton. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Pat Wells and husband, Van of Hamilton; one son, David A. Williams, III of Rogers, Ark.; one sister, Oma Fay Dahlem of Hamilton; four grandchildren, Lisa Savage and husband, Mike of Hamilton, Lori Pritchett and husband, Anthony of Hamilton, Tina Cockerham and Glen West of Hamilton and Priscilla Williams of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; and eight great-grandchildren, Tori Pritchett, Nathan Cockerham, Shelby Savage, Graham Pritchett, Drew Cockerham, Blake Pritchett, Camryn Savage and Lexy Cockerham.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, David Albert Williams Jr.; two brothers and one sister.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons-in-law and great-grandsons.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, National Headquarters, P. O. Box A3727, Chicago, IL 60690-9691.
Sign the register and send condolences online at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Betty Nabors
WALNUT – Betty Jo Muse Nabors, 74, died Tuesday, June 7, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Feb. 28, 1937, to Joe C. and Ruby Renick Muse in Benton County. She was a homemaker and a former manager of Walnut School cafeteria and employed at Reed Manufacturing in Walnut. She was a member of Middleton Pentecostal Tabernacle in Middleton, Tenn.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Middleton Pentecostal Tabernacle with Rev. Tim Wilbanks and Rev. Billy Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Falkner. McBride Funeral Home in Ripley is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, William J. Nabors of Walnut; one daughter, Shelia Nabors Ray (Tommy) of Ripley; two sons, David Nabors (Tonja) and Danny Nabors, both of Walnut; one stepson, Nickey Nabors (Carolyn) of Ripley; a stepmother, Valsie Muse of Ripley; two sisters, Ruby Fay Gray and Velda Muse Crum (Troy), both of Ripley; and five grandchildren, Rosalyn and Will Nabors of Walnut, and Eli, Gantley and Macon Ray of Ripley.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter, Sylvia Jo Nabors Jones.
Pallbearers will be Randy Jeter, Donald Thompson, Jerry Nabors, Brett Wooley, Scott Pulliam, Jody Wilbanks, Adam Wilbanks and Riley Jeter.
Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Barnes, Turner Garrett, Cloise Rixie, Joe Pulliam and Wade Wooley.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the church and from 7 a.m. until service time Thursday at the church.
View and sign the online guestbook at www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.

Bettie Wilson
SMITHVILLE – Bettie Marie Stanford Wilson, 60, died Monday, June 6, 2011, at Boulder Community Hospital in Boulder, Colo.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Lillie Peoples
ARTESIA – Lillie Peoples, 72, died Friday, June 3, 2011, at Aurora Austria Nursing Home in Columbus.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. James M.B. Church in Crawford with Chad Payton officiating. Westbrooks Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. The body will lie-in-state one hour prior to the service Saturday.

Cindy Grose
PONTOTOC – Cindy Lee Hill Grose, 45, died Sunday, June 5, 2011, at her home.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Pontotoc County. McBride Funeral Home in Ripley is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 8 to 10 a.m. today at the funeral home.
To view and sign the guestbook online visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.

S.T. Irons
ACTON, Tenn. – S.T. Irons, 88, died Friday, June 3, 2011, at Tri County Nursing Home.
Services will be held at noon Thursday at Saulter Chapel C.M.E. Church with Rev. James Agnew officiating. Burial will be in St. Rest Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel in Corinth is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today.