By NEMS Daily Journal
MANTACHIE – Glendon Ray “Bubby” Smith, 50, died Friday, March 11, 2011, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. He was born July 9, 1960, to Willie Glen and Bonnie Stacy Smith. He worked in the furniture industry before becoming disabled. He enjoyed working on computers, and he loved his animals and being around his family.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Mantachie with Bro. Tracy McMillen and Bro. Royce Hawkins officiating. Burial will be in Stephens Cemetery. McNeece-Morris Funeral Home of Mantachie is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Melissa Bray Smith; three sons, Jeffrey Smith, Timothy Smith and Nicholas Smith; his mother, Bonnie Nechvatal (Robert), all of Mantachie; one brother, Ricky Smith (Becky) of Mooreville; two sisters, Judy Mears of Mantachie and Tina Wilburn (Marty) of Fulton; and two grandchildren, Carley Smith and Noah Smith.
He was preceded in death by his father, Willie Glen Smith.
Pallbearers will be Rick Hawkins, Jeff Frederick, John Kirksey, Tim Stephens, Donnie Stacy, Marty Wilburn and Steve Smith.
Visitation will continue from 9 a. m. until service time today at the funeral home.
FULTON – John W. Truelove, 81, died Saturday, March 12, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home in Fulton. A full obituary will follow later by McNeece-Morris Funeral Home of Fulton.
Dorothy A. Caygle
TUPELO – Dorothy Alice Caygle closed her eyes to this earth on Saturday, March 12, 2011, and opened her eyes to heaven, meeting her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ along with the love of her earthly life, her husband, William Dewey Caygle; her parents, Dew and Delphi Davis; her brothers, J.B. Davis, Charles Davis and Bill Davis; and her sisters, Faye Wallace and Mae Nell Waddle. She spent her formative years in Itawamba County where she was born on December 5, 1927. She married in 1946 and moved to Auburn Community. She was a member of Crossroads Christian Church, and she spent most of her adult life loving and caring for children of all ages. She enjoyed her riding lawn mowers. She loved her flower and vegetable gardens. She was an avid seamstress and enjoyed watching Wheel of Fortune, The Price Is Right and doing word puzzles.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jim Wismer officiating. Craig Caygle will deliver a eulogy. Burial will be in Crossroads Cemetery. Lee Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, William Stephen Caygle and Samuel Craig (Gail) Caygle, both of Tupelo; one daughter, Sharron (Jeffrey) Young of Tupelo; one sister, Sue Walton of Magnolia Manor; one brother, Ralph (Peggy) Davis of Moss Point; three granddaughters, Misty (Brian) Rigby of Tupelo, Breanna Caygle of Tupelo and Bridgett (Bobby) Frith of Shreveport, La.; two grandsons, William Corey Caygle of Pontotoc and Christian Stephen Caygle of Tupelo; and four great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Barry Bradley, Doyle Bradley, Phil Bradley, Christian Caygle, Bryan Reed, Brent Reed and Jeffrey Young.
Honorary pallbearers will be Corey Caygle, Kevin Donald, Devin Dutka and Roy McCollum.
Memorials may be made to Crossroads Cemetery.
Thank you to Dr. D. Ricky Parker for much selfless sacrifice in going above and beyond the call of duty in taking care of Mrs. Caygle, to the staff of Community Hospice in Verona for loving attention and service where she spent her last days and to Barbara Dugger for help and support in our time of need.
Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.leememorialonline.com.
ABERDEEN – Cara Deavens died Thursday, March 10, 2011, in West Point. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial Funeral Home of Okolona.
SENATOBIA – Harold C. Elam, 80, died Friday, March 11, 2011, at his home. He was born on Dec. 22, 1930, in Smithville. He was a member of Lifepoint Baptist Church in Senatobia. He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the U.S. Army. He retired from the National Guard in 1990.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Pate-Jones Funeral Home in Senatobia. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Young Memorial Gardens in Smithville. Pate-Jones Funeral Home of Senatobia is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Nell Weaver Elam of Senatobia; his daughters, Linda Sharon Williams of Independence, Judy E. Wilbanks of Water Valley and Debra E. Franklin of Southaven; his son, Michael H. Elam of Southaven; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
GOLDEN – Scott Indvick, 40, died Saturday, March 12, 2011, in Golden. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay.
WALNUT – Mark Bradley Braswell, 51, died Thursday, March 10, 2011.
Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Marlow Church of Christ Cemetery in Walnut. Ripley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.
To view and sign online guest book, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.
Louis Barnes Sr.
TUPELO – Louis Allen Barnes Sr. died Sunday, March 6, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born June 29, 1943, in Guys, Tenn., to Jimmie and Laura Barnes. He graduated from George W. Carter H.S. in Tupelo. He met the love of his life, Alma “Jean” Ruff; they were married on Dec. 6, 1963. Louis was a dedicated and respected machine operator at Borg Warner Automotive for 31 years. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at North Green Street Church of Christ with the Rev. Daniel McCollum officiating. Burial will be in Porter’s Memorial Cemetery. N.L. Jones amp& Son Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 47 years, Jean Barnes; his mother, whom he affectionately called “Ma’Dear”; his one and only brother, Forrest Barnes (Yvonne); five sons, Louis Barnes Jr., Brian Barnes, Marty Barnes, Christopher Barnes and Randy Barnes; six daughters, Debra Beene, Darolyn McKinney (Robert), Danielle Williams (Robert), Daphne Barnes, Dana Barnes and Dara Barnes; his mother-in-law of 47 years; three sisters-in-law; four brothers-in-law; his grandchildren; and his great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the Eck amp& Georgia Shumpert Memorial Chapel at the funeral home. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service time Monday.
To sign the online guestbook, visit nljonesandson.com.
BOONEVILLE – Alice L. Pardue, 66, died Friday, March 11, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born June 1, 1944, to Joseph and Opal Alice Page. She was a homemaker, and she enjoyed reading her Bible, singing and playing with her grandson.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Pisgah Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, Charles Barry Pardue Sr.; three daughters, Donna Brooks, Bridgett Sylvia and Sherry Boyd; three sons, Barry (Mistie) Pardue Jr., Ben (Michelle) Adams and David L. Melton Jr.; three sisters, Brenda Taylor, Millie Marie and Jackie Stiver; three brothers, Nelson Page, Frankie Page and Bo Varnadoe; and 14 grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Monday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
TUPELO – Mary Grimes Kirkpatrick, 89, died Friday, March 11, 2011, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo after an extended illness. A Tula native, she was born March 14, 1921, to Samuel Earl and Sara Moss Grisham Grimes. She was raised in Sanatorium near Magee and had attended the University of Mississippi. She had lived 53 years in Tyler and Hideaway, Texas. She was an avid golfer and was a devoted mother and wife.
While living in Texas, she was an active member of Hideaway Lake Community Church.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Tupelo Memorial Park with the Rev. Dale Carr officiating. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors of Tupelo is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Kay Riddell of Tupelo; one son, Bill Kirkpatrick of Tupelo; one granddaughter, Courtney Gresham (Allen) of Starkville; one niece, Lynda Ferris of Oxford; and one nephew, Jimmy Grimes of Laurel.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Jack P. Kirkpatrick, in October 1988.
Memorials may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
CORINTH – Artie Faye Smith died Friday, March 11, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Condolences can be left at www.memorialcorinth.com.
PONTOTOC – Bobby R. Barton, 75, died Saturday, March 12, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
Visitation will be today from 4 p.m. until and Monday from noon until 2 p.m., all at Anchor Baptist Church on Hwy 9N in Pontotoc.
Gary Carter Murphree
HOUSTON – Gary Carter Murphree, 57, died early Friday evening, March 11, 2011, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo after a long illness. He was born Sept. 25, 1953, in Houston, the son of Maxine Linn Murphree and the late John Alan Murphree. He was the grandson of Emma Boyce Linn and William James “Willie Jim” Linn of Trebloc (Houston) and Bessie Carter Murphree and Roy C. Murphree of Big Creek(Calhoun City). He grew up in Trebloc, graduated from Houston High School and received his Bachelor of Science degree in general agriculture from Mississippi State University in 1976. Gary was a member of the Farm House Fraternity.
He returned to Trebloc where, following in the tradition of his grandfather, Willie Jim and his father, Johnny, he learned the family’s farming and cattle business. He eventually created his own operation and became active in the Mississippi Farm Bureau, the Mississippi Cattleman’s Association as well as the Chickasaw County Cattleman’s Association where he served as either President or Vice-President for 9 years. He was an active member of the Mississippi State University Extension Service, serving both on the Agriculture Advisory Committee and on the Producer Advisory Council. Twice, he was a voting delegate representing Mississippi at the American Soybean Association National Convention.
He pursued an interest in farming and farm real estate, eventually owning and becoming President of U.S. South, Inc., a farm and commercial real estate company. He quickly rose to leadership positions at the state level in the real estate business. In 2004, Governor Haley Barber appointed Gary as one of five real estate commissioners for the State of Mississippi. He served as Vice-President of that Commission and eventually had to decline the Presidency (that was held for him) because of his illness. Other Leadership positions included serving on the National Association of Realtor’s 2005 Commercial Alliance Committee. He was a member of the Executive Committee of both the regional and state Association of Realtors. He was active in the Realtors Land Institute of Mississippi, serving in different years as the group’s Secretary, Vice-President and President.
Gary will be remembered most for his love of people, many talents and great sense of humor. He knew everyone and everyone knew him. He was often encouraged to enter politics because of his innate people skills but resisted offering himself for elected office. In spite of resisting the urge to enter politics, he was very active in the Republican Party in Mississippi. In 2004. he received a National Republican Congressional Committee Leadership Award as Honorary Co-Chairman of the Business Advisory Council and traveled to Washington regularly to meet with the State Congressional delegation in his leadership roles in farming, ranching, and real estate.
He was a member of the McCondy Methodist Church and a lay speaker in the Methodist Church for 28 years. At many of the services where he spoke, his solo tenor was a regular part of the worship. He was active in community services, serving as a board member of Crime-Stoppers and as a member of the Houston Exchange Club. He was a Mason.
He is survived by his mother, Maxine L. Murphree; a brother, A. Linn Murphree, MD of Los Angeles, Calf.; a sister, Gayle Lindsey (John) of Saltillo; a niece, Vicki Brewer (Hunter) of Madison; a nephew, Chad Klauser, MD, of New York City; a grandniece, Avery Carter Brewer of Madison; a grandnephew, John Hunter Townsend Brewer II of Madison; and two aunts, Mable Carnathan of Trebloc and Anne Hicks (Joe) of Columbus.
The family wishes to invite everyone to a celebration of Gary’s life at the First United Methodist Church in Houston, Tuesday at 2 p.m. with Bro. Steve Lampkin and the Rev. Hunter Brewer officiating. Memorial Funeral Home in Houston is in charge of arrangements. Burial will be at Chickasaw Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 5 until 7 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Bob Pearson III, Mike Sullivan, Keith Pounds, Maynard Wiggers, Pete Dexter, David Smith, Mark Stone and Ronnie Vanlandingham.
Honorary pallbearers will be Sam Pulliam, Danny Jolly, Robert Praytor, John Dean, Noel Garcia MD, Gene Clark, Bobby Mooneyham, Steve Pearson, Eric Kimbrough, Jim Carnathan, Don Harrington, Toy Coleman, Larry Shepherd and Sonny Marlowe.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the McCondy Methodist Church, c/o Don Harrington, 301 CR 168, Houston, MS 38851, to Sanctuary Hospice House, 5159 W. Main St., Tupelo, MS 38801 or to the Family Life Center, 230 N. Jackson St., Houston, MS 38851.
For online condolences, visit www.memorialfuneralhomehouston.com.
FULTON – Annell Gray Taylor, 83, died Saturday, March 12, 2011, at The Meadows in Fulton. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Senter Funeral Home of Fulton.
AMORY – Georgia Mae Rogers, 85, died Thursday, March 10, 2011, at her home after an extended illness. She was born May 30, 1925, to George Allen and Roberta amp”Youngamp” Minnis. She was a member of St. Paul Baptist Church, and she completed high school at M.C.T.S of West Amory.
She was the salutatorian of her class, served as an usher at her church, was a member of Mother’s Board Ministry and enjoyed working in the garden and flower yard. She enjoyed cooking for family and friends. She was a great seamstress, and she loved reading the Bible and praising the Lord.
A celebration of life service will be at 3 p.m. Monday at St. Paul M.B. Church in Amory with Elder George amp”PeeWeeamp” Cox officiating. Burial will be in Masonic Cemetery. Darden amp& Sons Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Keith Ramsey of Amory and Michael Ramsey of Houston, Texas; three daughters, Glennis Kelly, Eva Carolyn (David) Hadley and Sheryl Dilworth all of Amory; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Isaiah amp”Manneramp” Rogers; one sister, Eva Carolyn Ramsey; one granddaughter, Pam Hadley; one grandson, Mikeith Dilworth; and one great-grand, Nicole Angel White.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today and family hour will be from 6 to 7 p.m. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to services on Monday.
WEST POINT – Rena Cunningham, 80, died Saturday, March 12, 2011, at Dugan Memorial Home in West Point. Rena Guest Cunningham was born Dec. 1, 1930, in Greenwood to Polly Ann Mims Guest and Howard Erskins Guest. Mrs. Cunningham was a seamstress at Knickerbocker and later at Big Yank for 30 years. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Rena Mae Guest Cunningham was married to Erle C. Cunningham, who predeceased her on Nov. 8, 1974.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Rita Cochrane officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in West Point. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her nephew, whom she reared, Bill Haughton (Vivian) of West Point; her niece and nephews, Rita Young, Tyrone Haughton, Carl Haughton, all of West Point and Ivan Haughton of Indianola; numerous nephews and nieces; great-nephew and niece; Ryan Haughton and Brittany Haughton; one sister, Ludie Belk of Doddsville; and one brother, Billy Guest of West Point.
Pallbearers will be Bill Haughton, Tyrone Haughton, Ivan Haughton, Ryan Haughton, Jesse Young and Robert Guest.
Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Guest, Carl Haughton, Ricky Belk and Stephen Young.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 8217, Jackson, MS 39284-8217.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Friends may leave a memory message at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.
BELMONT – Jerry Dean Winters, 55, died Wednesday, March 9, 2011, of natural causes at his home. He was born May 3, 1955, in Charleston to the Rev. Louie J. and Geneva Cornelius Winters. He was a former employee of Golden Manufacturing and a Veteran of the U.S. Army. He attended the Church of God in Red Bay.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. James Herman Gray, Bro. Donnie Wooten and Bro. Shelly Scallions officiating. Burial will be in Adams Arbor Cemetery in Charleston. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his twin sister, Sherry Allen (Billy) of Dennis; two brothers, Tim Winters (Tina) of Fulton and Mark Winters (Lori) of Jackson, Tenn.; eight nieces, Lucretia Laird (Bobby), Stephanie McMillian and Courtney Smith, all of Dennis, Emily Fisher of Belmont, Kayla Miller of Greenwood Springs, Gayla Allen of Starkville, Amanda Lackey of Guntown and Katie Winters of Jackson, Tenn.; one nephew, Wade Winters of Fulton; a sister-in-law, Vanessa Kimbrough of Dennis; and a host of great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Harrison Winters; and an infant brother, Jimmy Dale Winters.
Pallbearers will be Austin Cook, Bobby Laird, Jamie Winters, Terry Winters, Brent McMillian and Erik Miller.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home in Belmont.
SULLIGENT, Ala. – Alice Ridings Cook, 73, died Friday, March 11, 2011, at her home. She was born May 2, 1937, to Curtis Ridings and Myrtis Pitts Ridings. She was married to her husband, Paul Dean Cook, for 44 years.
She worked in local convenient stores and was also a self-employed caregiver. She was a member of First Christian Church of Aberdeen. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter #178.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel with Bro. Charles Gilliland officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of services.
Survivors include two daughters, Betty Cook of Tupelo and Paula Cook of Sulligent, Ala.; one son, Michael Paul Cook of Tupelo; one brother, Joe Harold Ridings, and his wife, Faye of Sulligent, Ala.; five grandchildren, Jeremy Wilson, Wayne Childers, Nikki Reeves, Brandon Cook and Daniel Cook; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and her brother, Paul Wayne Ridings.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
An online guest registry and condolences may be accessed at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
MANTEE – George Allen Hurst, 40, died Friday, March 11, 2011, at his home. He was born Aug. 20, 1970, to George Hurst and Betty Gazaway Hurst in Chickasaw County.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jerry Grammer officiating. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Mantee. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his mother, Betty Gazaway Hurst of Mantee; his fiancampé, Barbara Dewberry; two sisters, Stephanie Hurst of Mantee and Betty Hurst of Pontotoc; and one brother, David Hurst of Mantee.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Pallbearers will be Darren Hurst, Charles Gamache, Dewayne Brassfield, Randy Huffman, Johnny Johnson, Timothy Dobbins, Robert Thompson and Mike Huffman.
Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. today at the funeral home.
For online condolences, visit www.memorialfuneralhomehouston.com.
GUNTOWN – Lawrence Mitchell Herring, 57, died Thursday, March 10, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was an auto technician for Windham Ford and Tupelo Nissan. He was a member of Mayfield Church of Christ. He loved his animals, fishing, spending time at the lake and visiting with family and friends. He was a member of Mayfield Church of Christ
Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Steve Lampkin officiating. Burial was in Campbelltown Cemetery. Waters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his mother, Virginia Lee Herring of Guntown; one daughter, Gina Roberts (Anthony) of Baldwyn; one son, Keith “Opie” Herring (Charlene) of New Albany; one sister, Virginia Ann Trice (G.H.) of Jackson, Tenn.; two brothers, Ray Herring of Guntown and Jeff Herring (Rhonda) of Guntown; and four grandchildren, Sara Roberts, Hannah Roberts, Alexandra Herring and Carlie Crum.
He was preceded in death by his father, John E. Herring; his brother, Clifton Herring; and his grandparents.
Pallbearers were Donnie Hamblin, Johnny Hamblin, Mike Hamblin, Charles William Hamblin, J.J. Herring, Charlie Hamblin Jr., Jeffery Trice, J.T. Herring, Ricky Hamblin and Roger Dale Hamblin.
BOONEVILLE – James Vester Woodruff, 69, died Friday, March 11, 2011, at Landmark Nursing and Rehab in Booneville. He was born March 18, 1941, in Prentiss County to Joseph and Emma Edge Woodruff. He enjoyed yard work, gardening and making others laugh.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. today in the stateroom at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Pete McCoy officiating. Burial was in the Woodruff Family Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Evelyn June Edge Woodruff; two daughters, Sherry June Woodruff and Norma Gail (Brian) Beene, both of Booneville; his son, Terry (Daisy) Woodruff of McKenzie, Tenn.; one sister, Della Thomas of Booneville; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Jamie Woodruff; two sisters; and one brother.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.