Obituaries March 15, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

Freddie Grubbs
ABERDEEN – Freddie Henry Grubbs, 90, died Monday, March 12, 2012, at Community Hospice at Darlington Oaks in Verona. He was born Dec. 22, 1921, to William Earl Grubbs and Laverda Vaughn Grubbs in Pontotoc County. He lived in Aberdeen since 1949. He attended TTI Trade School. He retired from Conoco, where he worked with service transportation. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Bro. Randy Spencer officiating. Burial will be in New Prospect Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Jackie Pace Grubbs of Aberdeen, whom he married Sept. 17, 1955; one son, Jeff Grubbs (LeeAndra) of West Point; one granddaughter, Tanner Grubbs; one sister, Loretta Bowman of Muskegon, Mich.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Roger Grubbs; one brother, Carl Grubbs and one sister, Oneita Grubbs.
Pallbearers will be Buzzy Cullum, Tobby Turner, Frank Bender, Michael Red, Brent Coleman and Jerry Smothers.
Sign the register and send condolences online at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
Willie Walton
NETTLETON – Willie “Quincy” Walton, 67, died Friday, March 9, 2012, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. He was born Aug. 15, 1944, to Zack and Mae Kate Walton. He confessed his faith in Christ at an early age at Jerusalem M.B. Church in Nettleton. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Jerusalem M.B. Church in Nettleton with the Rev. Craig Fields officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Fields Funeral Home of Okolona is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Vergie Walton; five daughters, Velma Hughes, Sheneater Pounds, Jackie Walton, Mattie Walton and Lois Doss of Grand Rapids, Mich.; five sons, Tyrone (Mary) Armstrong, John Hughes, Floyd (Annie Ruth) Hughes, Quincy Walton Jr. and J.R. Walton; sisters, Annie Marie Springer of Nettleton and Sue Zetta (James) Hughes of Tupelo; brothers, Donnie Walton of Ocean Springs and Robert Walton of Grand Rapids, Mich.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mae Kate and Zachariah Walton; two brothers, Bobby James Walton and Jimmy Walton; and two sisters, Katie Bogan and Ora Mae Walton.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in repose one hour prior to service time.
Calvin Sacus III
ABERDEEN – Calvin Sacus III, 37, died Saturday, March 10, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Payne Chapel at Strong. Burial will be in the Payne Chapel Cemetery. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
To send online condolences and sign the guestbook, visit bellememorialfuneralhome.com.
Earl Brock
AMORY – Earl Anderson Brock, 90, died Wednesday, March 13, 2012, at his residence. Born Aug. 19, 1921, in the Cason community, he was a son of the late Elmo Brock and Minnie Hester Brock. He married Evelyn Majors in 1947. He attended Bigbee School. He worked at Glenn Manufacturing and retired from Red Kap Industries. A World War II veteran, he enjoyed telling old war stories. He was a member of Cason Baptist Church and served as a deacon for 47 years. A man who loved God, he was passionate about spreading the gospel news of Jesus Christ. He enjoyed spending time with his family, taking numerous family trips to the Smokey Mountains, and watching the St. Louis Cardinals baseball and Bro. Grady on Channel 39.
A Celebration of Life Service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory with Bro. Jim Manley, Bro. Tommy Whaley and Bro. Shane Crawford officiating. Burial will follow in Liberty Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Majors Brock; daughter, Diane Tidwell (Bobby) of Amory; sons, Curtis and Travis Brock of Amory; grandchildren, Bobby Joe, Brad (Emily) and Scott (Nikki) Tidwell; great-grandchildren, Stacy Patterson (Kelsey), Bailey Doolittle, Isaiah and Parker Tidwell; great-great-grandchild, Holden Patterson; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Thornsberry and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Odom.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Annie Pearl Gilmore, and his brothers, Grady, James and Johnnie Merle Brock.
Pallbearers will be Kenny Gilmore, Charles Plunkett, Scott, Brad and Bobby Joe Tidwell, Gary Frederick and Stacy Patterson.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Uras Gillespie
PONTOTOC – Uras Lee Turner Gillespie, 95, died Sunday, March 11, 2012, at Sunshine Care Center . She lived in St. Louis in 1946. She worked as a machine operator until her retirement in 1978. She loved working in her flowers and garden.
Services will be at noon Saturday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Dr. David Hamilton officiating. Burial will be in Oak Forest Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her daughters, Martha Jean Tiepelman of St. John, Mo., Patricia Joanne Aye of St. Louis County, Mo., Ruth Keller (Stephen) of Bridgeton, Mo.; grandchildren, Christina Lynn Emerson (Grant) of Arnold, Mo., Craig Andrew Aye (Allison) of Fenton, Mo., Todd Jeffery Keller of Overland, Mo., Ryan Andrew Keller of Chicago; sister, Rebecca Turner Holcomb (Boyd) of Pontotoc; sisters-in-law, Atrell Turner of Lake City, Ark., Charla Austin and Gladys Whitworth of Pontotoc; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Leshon Gillespie; parents, Organ H. Turner and Ollie Mae Johnson; brothers, Kenneth Lee Turner, James Raymond Turner, George Leroy Turner and Jimmie Johnson Turner; and sons-in-law, Daniel Tiepelman and Donald Aye.
Pallbearers will be Craig Aye, Todd Keller, Steve Keller, Jack Millington, Michael McCarty and Ryan Keller.
Honorary pallbearers will be Boyd Holcomb and Austin James McCarty.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to West Heights Baptist Church fund of choice.
Billy Higginbotham Sr.
HOULKA – Billy Joe Higginbotham Sr., 69, died Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. He was born Feb. 6, 1943, in Vardaman to Earlie Higginbotham and Ola Frances Wiggs Higginbotham.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Houston Funeral Home in Houston with William Burdine officiating. Burial will follow at Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Houston. Houston Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Josephine Peden Higginbotham of Houlka; his daughters, Beth and Bud Davis of Okolona, and Nelda and Donnie Bell of Fulton; his son, B.J. and Christy Higginbotham of Pontotoc; his sister, Frances and Johnny Vance of Conway, Ark.; his grandchildren, Kristi White, Trey Davis, Dallas Davis, Savannah Davis, Paden Bell, Abbie Bell, Jeremiah Bell, Blake Hill and Eli Stallings.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Jimmy Higginbotham and Dewayne Higginbotham.
Pallbearers are Roy Harrell, Billy Fred Wiggs, Mike Peden, Josh Peden, B.G. White and Billy Fred Wiggs Jr.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Houston Funeral Home.
Friends and family may sign and leave a message on the online register book at houstonfuneralhomems.com.
Elton Armstrong
PITTSBORO – Elton Armstrong, 59, died Tuesday, March 13, 2012, in Bruce. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce.
Jestine Cox
RIPLEY – Jestine Cox, 73, died Thursday, March 8, 2012, at her home in Ripley. She was born July 11, 1938, to Aline and Waymon Carruth. She accepted Christ at an early age at St. John M.B. Church. She loved sports and taking care of her grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. John M.B. Church in Ripley with Pastor Terry Smith officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Foster and Son Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include six children, Jerdine Carruth, Martha (William) Carruth, Ray Charles (Deon) Carruth, Jo Ellen (Stanley) Cobbs. James (Nancy) Cox and Vernita Cox, all of Ripley; four sisters, Loretta (Dewitt) Rogan, Vannie (James) McKenzie and Josephine Storey, all of Ripley, and her twin, Christine Barnett of Jackson, Tenn.; one brother, Sammy Lee (Juanita) Carruth of Grand Rapids, Mich.; 20 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles; two special friends, Irene Alexander and Mary Boyd.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Leroy “Jim” Cox; one daughter, Charlotte Ann Cox; two sisters, Fannie Mae Tye and Hermie Dee Batie; two brothers-in-law, Joe David Storey and Gilbert Barnett.
Visitation will be from noon to 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The body will lie in repose at the church one hour prior to service time.
Kinsley Darwin
IUKA – Kinsley Darwin, 17, died Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center in Memphis. She was a member of Mt. Evergreen United Methodist Church. She was a student at Tishomingo County High School, where she was a member of FBLA, Beta Club, FCA and the tennis team. She was a homecoming maid for three years and was voted the Most School Spirit Award.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Tishomingo County High School Gymnasium with the Rev. Robert Armstrong and Bro. Ron Norvell officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her parents, Sammy and Teresa Darwin of Iuka; her grandparents, Jackie and Burnette Bryant of Iuka; two sisters, Nikki Darwin Clark (Nathaniel) of Iuka and Beth Darwin Huntley (Ryan) of Jacksonville, Fla.; two uncles, Keith Bryant of Iuka and Harold Darwin (Jeanette) of Corinth; two aunts, Lisa Locke (Jerry) and Sarah Darwin, both of Iuka; and a nephew, McCarthy Huntley.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Jay Darwin; and her grandparents, Jimmy and Mollie Darwin.
Pallbearers will be Johnny Dean, Ben Williams, Ely Barnett, Zach Barnett, Preston Rushing and Hunter Thornburg.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Tishomingo County senior class; and Dustin Garland, and Logan Locke.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Mt. Evergreen United Methodist Church. The body will lie in repose for two hours prior to service time Friday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kinsley Darwin Memorial Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 377, Iuka, MS 38852.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
Lester O. Pannell Jr.
NEW ALBANY – Lester Orr Pannell Jr., 83, died Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at his residence. He was born July 26, 1928, to Lester Orr Pannell Sr. and Lillie Belle Hall Pannell in Lafayette County. He was a retired pattern maker for Futorian Manufacturing Company and a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. He loved doing woodwork and working around his house and yard.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at United Funeral Service in New Albany with Bro. Don Wilson and Bro. Jeff Lawrence officiating. Burial will be in the Glenfield Memorial Park. United Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Annie Watson Pannell of New Albany; one son, Larry Pannell (Sandra) of New Albany; two sisters, Bernice Elder and Mamie Smith (Willard), both of New Albany; one sister-in-law, Norma Pannell; five grandchildren, Michele Smiley Swords (Larry), Tracy Smiley Smithey (Scottie), Emily Pannell Hodum (Nathan), Lakin Pannell Coleman (Adam) and Matthew Reese Pannell; four great-grandchildren, Joshua Swords, Kristen Swords, Annsley Coleman and Easton Coleman.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Diane Smiley; and two brothers, Troy and Aubrey Pannell.
Pallbearers will be Josh Swords, Adam Coleman, Larry Swords, Matt Pannell, Nathan Hodum and Tim Jarvis.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today.
For online condolences visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com
Bobby Hatfield
BOONEVILLE – Bobby Hatfield, 73, died Monday, March 12, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Liberty Memorial Garden.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Russell C. Robison
WEST POINT – Russell Charles Robison, 79, died Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center, in West Point. He was born Oct. 18, 1932, in Sulligent, Ala., to Mildred Lee Humphries and Tommy Lee Robison. He was a supervisor at Blazon Flexible Flyer Simmons Company in Munster, Ind., and a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He was a lifetime member of American Legion Post 180 in Highland, Ind., where he had served as post commander and was active in the Color Guard. He was instrumental in carrying the American flag to the monument erected at the intersection of Highways 41 and 6 in Highland, which are known as the “Highway of Flags.” During his time of membership, he visited the Veteran’s Hospital in Chicago and Indianapolis on a quarterly basis. He married Mary Evelyn Wooldridge Robison on Aug. 27, 1951, in Aberdeen.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Calvary Baptist Church with Dr. James Towery officiating, assisted by Bro. Roy Myers. The family will gather at the funeral home and go in procession for the church service. Burial will follow in West Point Memorial Garden Cemetery. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Evelyn Wooldridge Robison of West Point; his two daughters, Mary Ann Robison Wilson of Amory and Marilyn Diane Armstrong (Bob) of Charlotte, N.C.; his son, James Russell Robison (Damorrow) of Okolona; five grandchildren, Robert Armstrong, Matthew Robison, Elizabeth Robison, Jackson Robison and Andrew Robison; and a great-granddaughter, Camryn Armstrong.
He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Jack Wilson; a sister, Pansy Hinton; and a brother, Clinton Burton Robison.
Pallbearers will be Ricky Cole, Andy White, Byron Acker, Keith McBrayer, Jim Ellis and Charlie Stokes.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of his Sunday School class and church family; and Dr. Edmund A. Miller, Dr. Richard Hendricks and Richard Bruman.
Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 460 McCord St., West Point, MS 39773 or to Paralyzed Veterans of America, 7 Millbrook Road, Wilton, NH 03086.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today at Calvert Funeral Home.
Friends may leave an online condolence at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.
Sybil Fair
NEW ALBANY – Sybil Fair, 96, died Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at Graceland Care Center in New Albany. She was born Aug. 3, 1915, in New Albany to Van Aston and Mary Jane Riley Aston. She was a member of Moss Hill Baptist Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at United Funeral Service Chapel with Kevin Franklin officiating. Burial will be in Glenfield Memorial Park.
Survivors include two daughters, Doris Jean Moore (Fred) of Boynton Beach, Fla., and Annie Louise Churchill (Sonny) of Lamar; one son, Billy Ray Fair (Kay) of Victoria; a daughter-in-law, Sue Fair of Sugar Grove, Ill.; special niece and caregiver, Donna Knighton of Myrtle; eight grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Fair Sr.; her parents; a son: Roy Fair Jr.; a grandson, James Churchill; and brothers, William Aston, W.T. Aston, Dillard Aston and Tom Aston.
Pallbearers will be Ricky Whisenant, Jim Knighton, Andy Reynolds, Terry Goode, Greg Wages and Dave Hill.
Visitation will be from noon until 3 p.m. today.
For online condolences, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.
James Gumm
SALTILLO – James Harold Gumm, 75, died Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was a member of Parkview Baptist Church and a retired water well digger. He liked gardening and reading books. He was a good, loving man who enjoyed helping people.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. today at Parkview Baptist Church with Bro. Paul Reynolds officiating. Kesler Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Candy Gumm of Saltillo; five daughters, Danielle McCoy (Larry) of Springfield, Ore., Misty Taft (Michael) and Whitney Evans (Justin), both of Saltillo, Tiffany Doyle (Ricky) of Belfair, Wash., and Ashley Charrier (William) of Biloxi; one son, Jimmy Gumm (Pam) of Tupelo; three sisters, Christine Reynolds (Paul) of Mantachie, Joyce Oswalt (Nolan) and Peggy Moore (Dude), both of Wheeler; three brothers, Bob Gumm (Sharon) of Baldwyn, Howard Gumm of Golden and Mickey Gumm (Brandy) of Dennis; 13 grandchildren, one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon and Dollie Gumm, and two sisters, Jerry Trulove and Thelma Gann.
The family request no flowers.
Mary Moore
HOUSTON – Mary Patricia Moore, 55, died Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Southern Funeral Chapel of Houston.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Jack McIntosh
BOONEVILLE – John Walter “Jack” McIntosh, 85, died Sunday, March 11, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was born Dec. 7, 1926, in Dickerson, Md., to Walter H. and Sadie O. Shaver McIntosh. He was a farmer. He enjoyed fishing and watching television.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Pastoral Minister Sheila Przesmicki officiating. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery.
He is survived by two brothers, Bobby L. McIntosh (Christina) of Booneville and Richard McIntosh (Mary) of Purcellville, Va.; two sisters, Ruth Frances Crouch (Ralph) of Booneville and Margaret Thompson of Winchester, Va.; four nephews and three nieces.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha McIntosh, on Aug. 5, 1999; his parents; and a brother, Charles McIntosh.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
Ruby Lewis
TUPELO – Ruby Jewel Lewis, 80, died Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at Homeplace Assisted Living in Saltillo after an extended illness. A native of the Bissell community, she was born March 29, 1931, to Howard and Myrtle Hutchins Sanderson. She worked as an investigator for the Mississippi Department of Welfare for 10 years. She enjoyed cooking for her family and sewing. She was a member of Harrisburg Baptist Church, where she taught in the youth Sunday School Department.
Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. today at Verona City Cemetery with the Rev. David Smith officiating. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Dr. Jordan Lewis of Tupelo; three daughters, Molly Richards (David) and Melissa Willits, all of Fredericksburg, Va., and Jennifer Lewis of Tupelo; three grandchildren, Nita Hanns of Tupelo, Ruby Helen Richards and Davidwarren Jordan Richards, both of Fredericksburg.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a son-in-law, Daniel Willits.
While there will be no public visitation, expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Paula Coleman
BALDWYN – Paula Meek Coleman, 53, died Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. She was a graduate of Baldwyn High School, Northeast Community College and University of Mississippi School of Accountancy. She was a retired case worker for the Department of Human Services. She was a member of Ingram Baptist Church, where she taught the Sue Gamble Sunday School Class. She enjoyed reading books and crocheting.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn with Bro. Jason Webb and Bro. Wayne Frederick officiating. Burial will be in the Ingram Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Walter Frazier Coleman of Baldwyn; one daughter, Jennifer Denton (Andrew) of Baldwyn; two stepdaughters, Jenifer Kim (Jae) of Corinth, Texas, and Jessica Harris of El Paso, Texas; a stepson, Walter Coleman (Felecia) of Corinth; one brother, Dennis Meek (Pam) of Madison; grandchildren, Payton Denton, Austyn Coleman, Jaiden Harris, James-Ethan Harris, Jaecob Kim, Audrey Kim and Grace Kim; nephew, Jake Meek (Myria) of Washington D.C.; niece, Murphy Meek of Madison; her stepmother, Betty Meek of Virginia; her caregivers, Myra Conwill, and Grace and Roy Meek.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dennis and Ruth Carson Meek.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Carr, Earl Barron, Jae Kim, Mike Carpenter, Walter Coleman and Jake Meek.
Visitation will be from 5 till 8 p.m. Friday at Waters Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Ingram Baptist Church Building Fund, 181 CR 6121, Baldwyn, MS 38824.
Robert Hill
CORINTH – Robert H. Hill, 69, died Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was born Nov. 6, 1942, in Corinth to Hubert and Estelle Davis Hill. He graduated from Corinth High School in 1962. He worked 18 years at ITT and retired after 20 years from Liberty National Life Insurance Co. He was a member of the West Corinth Baptist Church, serving as a deacon.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at McPeters Funeral Directors Chapel in Corinth with Bro. Seth Kirkland and Bro. Dennis Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Henry Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Norma Lancaster Hill; daughter. Angie Vanderford (Terry); sister, Louise Timmons; grandchildren, Linde Breazeale (Hunter) and Laney Kemp; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Pratt, Billy Carl Lipford, Mike Timbes, Jim Chenault, Bradley Gray and Rocky Harben. Honorary pallbearers will be the Brenda Harben Sunday School Class at West Corinth Baptist Church.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p..m. today and from 11 a.m. to service time Friday.
Condolences can be left at www.mcpetersfuneraldirectors.com.
Steven McCombs
OXFORD – Steven Henry McCombs, 51, died Friday, March 9, 2012, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. He was born Aug. 21, 1960, in Booneville to J.H.”Dude” and Evelyn McCombs. He attended Jumpertown High School. After graduating from the University of Misissippi he worked in health care finance in Jackson, Tupelo and Oxford. Most recently he was part owner of The Garden Center in Oxford. For the past four years he resided in Hawaii. He was a Methodist and a loving father, son, brother and uncle.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Christ United Methodist Church in the Blackland community near Booneville. Senter Funeral Home of Fulton is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his children, Macy, Charlie and Scarlett McCombs of Oxford; a special friend, Jack Brown of Oxford; his mother, Evelyn McCombs of Booneville; a brother, Jerry (Judy) McCombs of Dallas,Texas; a sister, Mona (Ronnie) Davis of the Dry Creek community; nieces, Keilty (Jason) Childs of Booneville, Sarah McCombs of Boston, Mass., and Rondy (Daniel) Rodgers of Pelham, Ala.; nephew, Devin (Alexandria) McCombs of Norman, Okla.; the mother of his children, Kathy McCombs of Oxford; great-nephews, Jake Childs and Brayden Rogers; and a niece, Emmie Childs.
The family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com.
Virgil Hall
TITUSVILLE, Fla. – Virgil Hall, 86, died Saturday, March 10, 2012.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala. Burial will be in Red Bay City Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time Saturday at the funeral home.
Tommy Bray
BURNSVILLE – Tommy Bray, 85, died Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at his home. He was born on Aug. 8, 1926, in the Grissom Chapel community to Ben and Cora Grissom Bray. He married Ernestine Browning on May 30, 1944. He was a factory worker and a farmer. He enjoyed fishing, listening to gospel music, talking on the CB and ham radio to his friends, where he was known as “Slow Poke,” and spending time with his family.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Rowland Mills Baptist Church in Burnsville with Bro. Frankie Smith officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Ernestine; one son, Larry Bray (Linda); two daughters, Shirley Calton (Donnie) and Bettie Gilmore (John); one grandson, Will Bray (Bonnie); several nieces and nephews.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, John, Sylvester and Mansel Bray; and four sisters, Lillie Gray, Lona Browning, Ruby Doss and Alma Bain.
Visitation will be from 5 till 9 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home and from 11 a.m. till service time Friday at the church.
In lieu of customary remembrances, memorials may be made to the Rowland Mills Cemetery Fund.
Condolences for the family may be left at www.memorialcorinth.com.
Rickie Booker
OXFORD – Rickie Booker, 55, died Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of Oxford.
Virdie Garrison
RIPLEY – Virdie Leon Garrison, 88, died Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at her home in Ripley. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home in Ripley.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home in Ripley.