Obituaries June 9, 2010

Zena M. Ladnier
BELMONT – Zena M. Ladnier, 78, died Tuesday, June 8, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center.
There will be no funeral service. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont assisted the family.
Charlie Poe
OXFORD – Chalmers “Charlie” Larry Poe Sr. died Saturday, June 5, 2010, at Tri-Lakes Hospital in Batesville.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Central Academy Church of Christ in Oxford. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to LeBonheur Foundation, P.O. Box 41817, Memphis, TN 38174-1817.
Buford Moore
NEW SITE – James Buford Moore, 74, died Tuesday, June 8, 2010, at Lakeland Community Hospital in Haleyville, Ala. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home of Booneville.
Glenna Criswell
BALDWYN – Glenna Criswell. 90, died Tuesday, June 8, 2010, at Baldwyn Nursing Facility. She was a homemaker.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Rickey Taylor officiating with burial in the Prentiss Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include one daughter, Judy Burroughs (Danny) of Baldwyn; sons, John Wayne Criswell (Sandra) of Booneville, Steve Criswell (Evie) of Booneville, Darvis Criswell of Mt. Vernon, Ill.; one sister, Evie Payne of Florida; her grandchildren, Jason Miller, John Criswell (Jan), Rae Garner (Mack), Stephanie Tigrett (Kevin), Ryan Criswell, Amy Criswell, Mandy Smith (John) and Maggie Miller; her great-grandchildren, Addison Smith, Bronson Ganger, John Mack Garner, Layken Garner, Dalton Tigrett, Ryan Criswell, Reagan Criswell, Matt Swann and Gabby Swann; her stepgrandchildren, Kim Swann and Scott Burroughs.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Truman and Clara Willis; her husband, John R. Criswell; and a number of brothers and sister.
Pallbearers will be Jason Miller, John Smith, John Criswell, Riley Criswell, Mack Garner and Kevin Tigrett.
Minister Joe Waldrop Jr.
NEW ALBANY – Minister Joe Waldrop Jr., 45, formerly of Aurora, Ill., died Friday, June 4, 2010, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. He was born June 18, 1964, in Thomasville, Ga., to the Rev. Joe Waldrop Sr. and Berniece Barker Waldrop. He was a graduate of East Aurora High School. He moved to New Albany in 1992. He was called into the ministry and preached his first sermon on June 24, 2007.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Pine Bluff Baptist Church at Myrtle. The Rev. Joe Waldrop Sr. and the Rev. Charles Keys will officiate, and Minister Reggie Miller will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in the Gerizum Cemetery at Myrtle. Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two children, Shica (Brian) Povich of South Elgin, Ill., and Tyler Waldrop of Aurora, Ill.; a grandson, Mason Povich; his parents; his grandmother, O’Kattie Crockett of New Albany; his brothers, Tony (Elizabeth) McCoy and Jeffery (Wanda) McCoy, all of Tupelo; two sisters, Belinda (Alex) Williams of Oswego, Ill., and Kathy J. Hill of Chicago; uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Berniece Waldrop.
Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. today and the family hour from 6 to 7 p.m. today, both at the funeral home.
Jean Eaves
HOUSTON – 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. today 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.
Cecil Thornton
NEW ALBANY – Clarence Cecil Thornton, 87, died Monday, June 7, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Jan. 22, 1923, in Union County to James Bondy and Bessie Miller Thornton. He was a farmer and retired from Futorian Manufacturing. He was a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. He enjoyed working in his garden.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at United Funeral Service in New Albany with Rev. Don Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.
Survivors include a brother, Charles Edward Thornton (Jean) of Proctor, Ark.; a sister-in-law, Hazel Thornton of Blue Springs; one grandson, Jeffrey Lynn Thornton (Angie) of Tupelo; a great-grandson, Andrew Kyle Thornton of Tupelo; and several aunts, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Coy V. Thornton; a son, Clarence Douglas Thornton; a brother, Raymond Thornton; and an infant sister.
Pallbearers will be his great-grandson and nephews.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.
Cheryl Pentecost
WALNUT – Cheryl Ann Pentecost, 45, died Monday, June 7, 2010, at the Magnolia Regional Medical Center in Corinth.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Community Pentecostal Church in Walnut. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Corinthian Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time today at the church.
Ed Alexander
BRUCE – Charles Edward “Ed” Alexander, 78, died Monday, June 7, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born June 3, 1932, in Calhoun County. He was a self-employed businessman and a member of Duncan Hill Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with the Rev. Rex Wilburn and the Rev. Derick Finley officiating. Burial will be in Duncan Hill Cemetery in Derma.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Elizabeth Melton Alexander of Bruce; five daughters, Patricia Ann Cook of Bruce, Veda Hall of Oxford, Donna Fielder of Bruce, Angie Gregory of Pontotoc and Tonya (Eric) Thweatt of Bruce; one son, Charles Scott Alexander of Bruce; three sisters, Nell Logan of Bruce, Jo Ann Tedford of Calhoun City and Gail Collins of Olive Branch; 14 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther Durrell Alexander and Eulala Beatrice Smith Alexander.
Pallbearers will be Taylor Shoemake, Alex Hall, Jonathon Hall, Rory Alexander, Chad Cook, Shane Cook, Ryan Alexander, Blake Gregory and Casey Cook.
Honorary pallbearers will be his son, Charles Scott Alexander, and Ricky Joe White, Sonny Clanton, Gary Finley, Louis Cotten, Richard Vanlandingham, Wade Kimbrell, Billy Fred Murphree and Charles Chrestman.
Ethel Coleman
HAMILTON – Ethel Laverne Rooks Coleman, 80, died Monday, June 7, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus. She was born April 9, 1930, to Doc Rooks and Minnie Ellen Gilmore Rooks in Monroe County. She was a lifelong resident of Hamilton, where she was a hair dresser for 52 years. She was a graduate of Greenwood Springs High School and a member of Center Hill Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Center Hill Baptist Church with Bro. Terry Edwards and Bro. Tony Rooks officiating. Burial will be in Center Hill Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen is in charge of the services.
Survivors include her husband of 64 years, William Fay Coleman of Hamilton; two daughters, Diane Harlow and husband, Bill, and Susie Atkins, all of Hamilton; one son, Tommy Coleman and wife, Brenda, of Hamilton; one sister, Marie Robinson of Beaumont, Texas; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Durley, Bill and Pascal Rooks; and one sister, Louise Corbell.
Pallbearers will be Sterling Coleman, Issac Smith, Ben Smith, Richard Walters, Trey Harlow and Bennie Coleman.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen. Her body will lie in state at the church from 10 a.m. to service time Thursday.
Memorials may be made to the Center Hill Baptist Church Young at Heart.
Sign the register and send condolences on line at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
Lizzie Tallent
MARIETTA – Lizzie Mae Tallent, 63, died Tuesday, June 8, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born May 3, 1947, to Harold Bell and Lillie Gossa Harris. She was a former nurse’s aide at Daniel Nursing Home. She enjoyed flowers, gardening, cooking, crocheting and being with her grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Mantachie with Bro. Joe Coggins and Bro. Ben Rollins officiating. Burial will be in the Eggville Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include her longtime companion, Jesse Rollins of Marietta; two Sons, Richard Tallent of Dorsey and William E. Tallent Jr. (Kim) of the Bigbee community; one daughter, Lilly Marie Burnette (Dwayne) of the Carolina community; one brother, Del Wayne Harris of Mobile, Ala.; an adopted stepson, Randy Rollins (Kim) of Marietta; six grandchildren, Carey Messer, Ben Rollins, Priscille Burnette, Drew Holcomb, William E. Tallent III and Tyler Tallent; two great-grandchildren, Sean Young and Samuel Messer; three nieces, Diane Boyd, Effie Mae Payne and Loretta Lynn Bunn.
She was preceded in death by one grandson, Christopher Miller; and her parents.
Pallbearers will be Ronnie Rollins, Rod Rollins, Carl Dunlap, Andy Loague, Drew Holcomb and Dwight Lockhart.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
William Stanford
AMORY – William Boyd “Cowboy” Stanford, 51, died suddenly Sunday, June 6, 2010, in Marion County, Ala., after preaching a service on Sunday night. Born March 9, 1959, he was the son of William G. Stanford and the late Dorothy Sue Merchant Stanford. He married Rita West in 1989. He was a truck driver for Royal Trucking and he was associate pastor of Hamilton Pentecostal Church in Hamilton, Ala. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, riding motorcycles, and especially spending time with his family.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with Bro. Stanley Blaylock, Bro. Ricky Bowen, Bro. Jason Dobbs and Bro. Joseph Kennedy officiating. Burial will be in the Greenbrier Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Rita Stanford of Amory; his father, W.G. Stanford (Norma) of Vernon; one son, William Cody Stanford of Amory; three daughters, Crystal Stanford Varnon (Danny) of Gadsden, Ala., Heather Reed (Richard) of Amory and Amber Roebuck (Robert) of Orlando, Fla.; one brother, Jeff Stanford (Trudi) of Chattanooga, Tenn.; one sister, Donna Stanford of Sulligent.; and two grandchildren, Biff Varnon and Eli Reed.
He was preceded in death by his mother; one sister, Dorothy “Pumpkin” Stanford; his father-in-law, Alvis West; and his grandparents, Ruby Gray and Bradford Merchant, and Gracie and Henry A. Stanford.
Pallbearers will be Ellis Thompson, Mark McDaniel, Tommy Cavender, Michael Abbott, James Terry and William Eaves. Honorary pallbearers will be the Mississippi Bad Boys Softball Team.
Visitation will continue until service time today at the funeral home.
Euna McNeil
TISHOMINGO – Euna McNeil, 88, died Monday, June 7, 2010, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. She was a member of New Lebanon Freewill Baptist Church. She retired from Blue Bell Manufacturing after more than 40 years of employment.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Dean Timbes and Bro. Bobby Elliott officiating. Burial will follow in Forked Oak Cemetery.
She is survived by 13 nieces and nephews, including Morris Timbes and wife, Shirley, of Burnsville, who were her caregivers for the last 4 1/2 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Will Henry McNeil; her parents, Tarpley and Dena Elliott; four sisters, Mamie Timbes, Grace Scott, Minnie Strickland and Lula Mae Elliott; and five brothers, Aubrey, Fred, Ed, Dexter and Dayton Elliott.
Pallbearers include Morris Timbes, Ronnie Timbes, Mike Timbes, Billy Elliott and Larry South. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka, MS is entrusted with arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
Pearlie MaeNell
PLANTERSVILLE – Pearlie MaeNell, 71, died Saturday, June 5, 2010, at her home in Plantersville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones and Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo.
Elone Ford
RIPLEY – Bernice Elone Roten Ford, 90, died Tuesday, June 8, 2010, at Golden Living Center Nursing Home in Ripley. She was born on March 6, 1920, to Andy B. Roten and Minnie Flora Davis Roten. She attended North Ripley Baptist Church. She was a homemaker. She attended Peoples High School.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Lamar Grisham officiating. Burial will be in Tippah Memorial Garden.
She is survived by two sisters, Vernal Mae Roten Hollowell of Ripley and Gladys Roten Richardson of New Albany; one brother, Keener Eason Roten of Ripley.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Murry Ford; her parents; six sisters, Elma B. Roten Michael, Georgia Duncan McMillan, Flora Vivian Roten, Anna Ree Yancey, Murry Moffitt and Irene Yancey; and two brothers, Archie Olin Roten and Pearl Roten.
Visitation will be from 9 until 11 a.m. Thursday at Ripley Funeral Home.
To view online obituaries and sign online register book, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.
Charles Wade Morgan
BOONEVILLE – Charles Wade Morgan, 83, died Saturday, June 5, 2010, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. He was born Oct. 15, 1926, in Tioga, La., to Joseph M. Morgan and Elizabeth Rayford Morgan. He was a Baptist. He worked as a nurses aide at state hospitals in Louisiana, as an associate for Walmart in Jackson and as a greeter at Walmart in Booneville for 14 years. He loved traveling, flea markets, eating out, bingo, fellowship with people, Thanksgiving, Christmas, birthdays, and watching his granddaughter show horses.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gary Hodum officiating. Burial will be in the Jesus Name House of Prayer Cemetery in the Blackland Community.
He is survived by three sisters, Edith Woodson (D.C.) of Holiday, Fla., Patricia Sanders of Brandon and Betty Jo Wells of Ball, La.; a brother, George Morgan (Frances) of Tioga, La.; a granddaughter, Latasha Murray of Florence, Ala.; a friend, Grace H. Owens of Rienzi; six nephews, nine nieces; and three great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Mary Sweesy; and two brothers-in-law, Jy Sanders and Junior Wells.
Pallbearers are Jonothan Pounders, Jeffery Wildman, Billie W. Willis, Curtis Morgan, Lynn Morgan and Robert Palmer.
Honorary pallbearers are E. W. Murray and Randy Wells.
Lillian Knight
MANTACHIE – Lillian M. Knight, 86, died Tuesday, June 8, 2010, at Countrywood Plantation Assisted Living in Mantachie. She was born Nov. 2, 1923, to Walter and Bertha Smith Cook. She was a member of the Mantachie Church of Christ. She retired from Mantachie Manufacturing after many years of service. She loved working in her yard.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Mantachie with Bro. Caster Buse and Bro. Larry Lott officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery
Survivors include one sister, Lanette Thompson Pollock of Mantachie; two grandchildren, Christi Nanney (Michael) of Fulton and Chanda Mears of Mantachie; two great-grandchildren, Carlee and Trey Nanney, both of Fulton; three sisters-in-law, Margie Cook of Eggville, Thelma Knight of Mantachie and Quay Hall of Cordova, Tenn.; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Leroy “C.L.” Knight, who died in 1982; one daughter, Teressa Brown, who died in 1992; two brothers, Walter Hoyle Cook and W.C. “Dub” Cook; and her parents.
Pallbearers will be Ted Ferguson, David Knight, Ricky Thompson, Tony Thompson, Randy Price, Mike Price, Roger Grissom and Terry Hall.
Honorary pallbearers will be Rachel Leathers, the staff at Countrywood Plantation and the resident Hospice staff.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
R.T. Flanagan
DENNIS – Raborn Tulon “R.T.” Flanagan, 80, died Sunday, June 6, 2010.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Landmark Baptist Church in Dennis. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery at Tishomingo. Ludlam Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.

Martha Allred
TUPELO – Martha Sue Allred, 68, died Tuesday, June 8, 2010, at her residence after an extended illness, surrounded by her children. A Lee County native, she was born Feb. 3, 1942, to Clarence and Sarah Snipes Barnes. She was a graduate of Shannon High School. A dedicated employee of Prime Designs Inc,, she worked as a sewing machine operator until her health declined. She was a devoted mother and loved the time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Rev. Roger Smith officiating. Burial will be in Priceville Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband of 20 years, James Allred of Tupelo; five children, Anita Hunter (Mike) of Mooreville, Terry Hardin of Verona, Lisa Richey (Gary) of Mooreville, Junior Hardin of Verona and Tammy King (Gene) of Walnut; five stepchildren, Jimmy Allred of Hawaii, Randy Allred (Wanda) of Columbus, Scotty Allred (Joanna) of Tupelo, Tracey Janelle (Richard) of Birmingham and Nicole Johnson (Jerry) of Mantachie; one twin sister, Mary Herod (Wayne) of Tupelo; 11 grandchildren, 10 stepgrandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister; one brother; and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Josh Richey, Austin Richey, Skylar Cannon, Gene King, Randy Allred, Scotty Allred, Jerry Johnson and Richard Janelle.
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Society, 1900 Dunbarton Drive, Suite 1, Jackson, MS 39216; or Unity Hospice, 1413 W. Main St., Ste B, Tupelo MS 38801.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

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