By NEMS Daily Journal
BOONEVILLE – Roy Wade Jones, 67, died Thursday, March 10, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
There will be no services or visitation. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
TUPELO – Stella B. Humphrey died Saturday, March 12, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew amp& Sons Funeral Home of Verona.
FULTON – John William Truelove, 81, died Saturday, March 12, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Nov. 20, 1929, to Cliff and Reba Chamblee Truelove. He was a member of Tilden Church of Christ for over 60 years. He worked for Itawamba Manufacturing, Hickory Hill and the Itawamba County Bus Shop. He was an army Veteran of the Korean Conflict. He enjoyed fishing, farming, working on tractors and helping people.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Minister David Paden officiating. Burial will be in Itawamba Memorial Gardens. McNeece-Morris Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Evelyn Gean Truelove of Fulton; one son, Steven Truelove (Kristan) of Hamilton; two sisters, Cumi Keith (Bobby) of Tupelo and Cutah Richardson of Arlington, Texas; a sister-in-law, Martha Davis (Ernest) of Fulton; two grandchildren, Will Truelove and Sam Truelove; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Tammie Griffin; a granddaughter, Jannie Griffin; and his parents.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Keith, Junior Tucker, Jeff Nanney, Doug Smith, Allen Evans, Tony Parker and Jerry Wheeler.
Honorary pallbearers will be J.D. Wheeler and Brad Hilliard.
Visitation will be from 7 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home in Fulton.
FULTON – Annell Dozier Gray, 83, died March 12, 2011, at The Meadows in Fulton. She was born Jan. 15, 1928, in Itawamba County to Robert and Ruby Emma Bennett Dozier. She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church and a lifetime resident of Itawamba County. She was employed by Itawamba Mfg. for several years. She loved her God and her family. She also enjoyed fishing.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jackie Gray officiating. Burial will be in Itawamba Memorial Garden. Senter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Gaylord Gray of Saltillo; three daughters, Gaither Bell (Bubba) of Cleveland, Diane Wood of Fulton and Kaye Andros (Rick) of Ocean Springs; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one daughter-in-law, Claudia Gray of Niceville, Fla.; and one sister, Pauline Sheffield of Fulton.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Elvie David Gray in 1980; one son, Rickie Gray; one granddaughter, Kristen Gray; one daughter-in-law, Shelia Little Gray; one brother, Crafton Dozier; and one sister, Mauvline Bennett Sheffield.
Pallbearers will be her nephews, Bobby Bennett, Joe Bennett, Charles Dozier, Roger Dozier, Mickey Dozier and Larry Hughes.
Honorary pallbearers will be all staff and caregivers at The Meadows and Community Hospice.
Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
ATHENS, Ala. – Willie Louise Day, 96, died Sunday, March 13, 2011, at her home.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Red Bay City Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay is in charge of arrangements.
RED BAY – William Marlin Gober Sr., 91, of Red Bay, died March 13, 2011, at Red Bay Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay.
PONTOTOC – Bobby Reed Barton, 75, died March 12, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center, He was born July 1, 1935, in Pontotoc County. He graduated from Pontotoc High School in 1953. In 1954, he met the love of his life, Linda F. Gramling. They were married Sept. 2, 1956, and enjoyed 54 wonderful years of marriage.
He owned and operated Mid-South Diesel Injection Service in Memphis from 1973-1991. He was greatly respected by his employees. Bobby was a charter member of The Anchor Baptist Church in Pontotoc, where he served as a servant minister. He was also an avid bowler and was proud of his highest score of 297. Most of all, Bobby was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at The Anchor Baptist Church, 4495 Hwy 9 North in Pontotoc, with the Rev. Ted Burcham and the Rev. Jimmy Russell officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Linda F. Barton; his sons, Stephen R. Barton (Kim) and Mark A. Barton (Valerie); his grandchildren, Heather Lewis, Kaitlyn Barton, Bethany Barton, Addison Barton, Leah Barton and Kyla Barton; his brothers, Judge E.E. Barton (Martha Jo), Charles E. Barton (Brenda) and James D. Barton (Joyce); and his great-grandchildren, Carmen Lewis, Jacob Lewis and Tyler Lewis.
He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Ervin Barton; his mother, Claudia Mae Barton; and his brothers, Thomas Eldridge Barton and Billy C. Barton.
Pallbearers will be Davis Barton, Don Barton, Lebron Barton, Roger Barton, Tyler Barton and Luke Littlejohn.
Visitation will be from noon until service time today at the church in Pontotoc.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Research Hospital in Memphis.
CORINTH – Dottie Mattox died March 13, 2011, at her daughter’s home in Bartlett, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Memorial Funeral Home.
OLIVE BRANCH – Patricia Ann Hall, 52, died March 12, 2011, at home. She was born March 29, 1958, in Memphis. She was a member of The Pentecostal Church of Memphis and a homemaker.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at The Pentecostal Church of Memphis with the Rev. Terry Black officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Southwoods in Memphis. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Ronnie L. Hall; her son, Ryan Hall; her daughter, LeeAnn Hall; her parents, I.W. and Mattie Warren, all of Olive Branch; three brothers, Alton Warren of Byhalia, Ivy Warren of Slayden and Billy Ray Warren of Salida, Colo.; and one sister, Shelia Kill of Hernando.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the church.
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 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the 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 until service time today at the funeral home.
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CORINTH – Peggy Dees died March 12, 2011, at Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Wheeler Grove Baptist Church. Burial will be in Danville Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. until service time Tuesday, all at the church.
POTTS CAMP – Edwin Churchill, 69, died Sunday, March 13, 2011, at Baptist Memorial East in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Services of New Albany.
TIPLERSVILLE – Betty Braddock, 61, died March 3, 2011, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Foster and Son Funeral Home of Ripley.