Obituaries March 18, 2011

By NEMS Daily Journal

Charles V. Brady
RIPLEY – Charles V. “Bob” Brady, 70, died Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Union County. He was born May 10, 1940, to Joe Brady and Mary Rutherford Brady. He was retired from the Mississippi Board of Animal Health. Mr. Brady was a member of New Life Pentecostal Church, where he served as a deacon.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. R.H. Hancock and Bro. Bobby Goode officiating. Burial will be in Unity Baptist Church Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Rachel Cornelius Brady of Ripley; one son, Alan Scott Brady of Ripley; six sisters, Joyce Bryant, Doris McAlister and Lutie Willingham, all of Ripley, Juanita Estridge of Enid, Helen Roberts of Falkner and Shirley Kirkland of Bay Town, Texas; four brothers, James Brady, Herman “Jeff” Brady, Roy Brady and Travis “Peanut” Brady, all of Ripley; four grandchildren, Amy Carmichiel, Kim Wommack, Christy Jones and Glenn Godwin Jr.; four great-grandchildren, Kelsey and Kason Carmichiel, Dynasty Norman and Abigail Jones.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Darlene Porterfield; one son, Glenn Godwin; and two brothers, Benton and Jessie Brady.
Pallbearers will be Wayne Bass, Bro. Wayne Benefield, Adam Crenshaw, Chris Garner, Keith Glissen, Leon Glissen, Bubba Hancock and Randle Hancock. Honorary pallbearers will be David Banks, David Brazil, David Hancock, Howard Knight, Wesley Mills and Billy Otts.
Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home.
To view obituaries online and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.
Earnestin Williams
OXFORD – Earnestin Williams, 75, died at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity-Martin Funeral Home.
J.L. Smith
OXFORD – J.L. Smith, 66, died Sunday, March 13, 2011, at his residence in Oxford. A native of Oxford, he was the son of Mattie Pegues Bruce and the late J.B. Smith. He was a member of East Providence M.B. Church, where he served as a deacon. He was a mechanic and tow truck driver for Marquis Chevron for many years. He loved to fish.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building in Oxford. The Rev Johnny Frost will officiate. Burial will be in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his mother, Mattie Bruce of Oxford; his wife, Rutha Smith of Flint, Mich.; one daughter, Tameka Smith of Oxford; one brother, Larry (Cindy) Smith of Detroit, Mich.; one grandson, Tyler Smith of Oxford; three stepchildren, Derek Boston, Kinra Milhouse and Talia Buford, all of Flint, Mich.; and two stepgrandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father; his wife, Freda Lee Waters Smith; and a brother, W.E. Smith.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today with family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at East Providence M.B. Church in Oxford.
Belton Berry
STARKVILLE – Belton Eugene Berry, 90, died on Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville. He was born Oct. 3, 1920, in Pontotoc County to William Andrew and Ather Lee Dowdy Berry. He attended Holmes Junior College and later received both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Mississippi State University. He retired from the Mississippi Cooperative Extension Service at MSU in 1981 after 30 years of service. He was a member and deacon at the First Baptist Church in Starkville. He was a past president of the Ackerman Rotary Club, a Master Mason and an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and hunting.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with Rev. Clifton Curtis officiating. Burial will follow in the Sand Springs Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Ruth Waldrop Berry; one daughter, Linda Berry Williamson (Jim) of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; and a granddaughter, Valerie Williamson of Atlanta, Ga.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Elton Berry; and two sisters, Lois Brown and Laura Arnold.
Pallbearers will be Jim Williamson, Bernard Graham, Michael Graham, Lynn Dowdy, Andy Arnold and Tommy Coleman.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to the charitable organization of your choice.
Condolences may be offered at www.browningpontotoc.com.
Andrew Derrick Jr.
ABERDEEN – Marion Andrew Derrick Jr., 67, died Thursday, March 16, 2011, in Robinsonville. He was born Jan. 31, 1944, to Marion Andrew Derrick Sr. and Addie Lou Stanford Derrick in Hatley. He lived most of his life in Monroe County. He was a retired U.S. Army veteran. He served proudly in Vietnam, where he received the Purple Heart.
Services with full military honors will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Father Tim Murphy officiating. Burial will be in Hatley Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Tammy Schrock and husband, Andrew, of Aberdeen; two sons, Gary Derrick and wife, Dee, and Terry Derrick and wife, Sherry, all of Aberdeen; one sister, Betty McMillian of Pontotoc; one brother, George Derrick of Pontotoc; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Katherine Hall.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Zadie Estelle Hood Derrick.
Visitation will be from 3 until 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
An online guest registry and condolences may be accessed at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
William Wood
ECRU – William Alton Wood, 73, died Sunday, March 13, 2011, at his home. He was born Sept. 19, 1937, in Memphis to William Andrew and Cora Bell McLaughin Wood.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Shady Grove Cemetery in Ecru. Kesler Funeral Home in Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his longtime friend and caregiver, Linda Sue Decamp of Coffeeville; one daughter, Lisa Wood Booker of Ripley; one son, Roger Wood (Rebecca) of Ripley; one stepdaughter, Angela Boggs of Ripley; one brother, David Wood (Helen) of New Albany; two sisters, Shirley Swords and Carolyn Pannell (Bobby), both of Ecru; one sister-in-law, Diane Wood of Fulton; three grandchildren, Chris Rodgers (Heather) of Michigan, Taylor Booker and Zach Wood, both of Ripley; two great-grandchildren, Jaden and Landen Rodgers of Ripley.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Robert Wood; two brothers, Tom and Mike Wood; and a brother-in-law, Hub Swords.
Stella Humphrey
TUPELO – Stella B. Humphrey, 81, died Saturday, March 12, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Jan. 20, 1930, in Sherman to T.L. and Rebecca Carruthers. She was employed by Tupelo City School System for over 30 years. She was a member of Springhill M.B. Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Springhill M.B. Church with Rev. Gary Long and Rev. J. C. Humphrey officiating. Burial will be in Porter’s Memorial Garden. Agnew amp& Sons Funeral Home of Verona is in charge of arrangement.
Survivors include six sons, Rev. J.C. Humphrey (Willie), Gregory Humphrey and Henry Humphrey, all of Tupelo, David Lee Humphrey (Joyce) and Herman Humphrey of Grand Rapids, Mich., and John Robert III (Jean) of Birmingham; three daughters, Virginia Walton of Grand Rapids, Stella White (Thomas) of Tupelo and Lydia Humphrey of Dallas, Texas; one sister, Mary Alice Stegall (Grady); two brothers, Charles Carruthers (Delinda) and Elijah Carruthers; 20 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, five stepgrandchildren, seven stepgreat-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John Robert Humphrey; one son, Billy Humphrey; two sisters, Lotharea and Emma Mae; and one brother, T.L. Jr.
Visiitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Family and friend may sign the guest registry at www.agnewandsons.com.
Lula B. Gholston
BALDWYN – Lula B. Gholston, 84, died Thursday, March 17, 2011, at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility after an extended illness. She was born Feb. 23, 1927, to Marcus D. and Sophronia Alice Philpot Gholston. She lived her entire life on the Gholston farm in the Pratt community. She was a graduate of Mississippi University for Women and Mississippi State University. She taught school for more than 35 years. She began her career at Pratt School in 1950, where she was a third and fourth grade teacher, girls basketball coach and principal. In 1958 she became a sixth grade teacher at Baldwyn and spent her last several years as principal of Baldwyn Elementary School, retiring in 1986. She was a lifetime member of Pratt Christian Church, where she served in various capacities. For many years she served as an active member of the Pilot Club, holding several offices.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Pratt Christian Church with Bro. Joe Carraway officiating. Burial will be in the Friendship Cemetery. Waters Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two nieces, Linda Gholston of Pratt and Patricia Rowland (Edward) of Sara; two nephews, Keylon Gholston (Teresa) of Pratt and Robert Gholston (Nannette) of Starkville.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Edwin, Bullock, Marvin and Douglas; a sister, Mary Alice; and sisters-in-law, Trixie, Tannis and Lorene.
Pallbearers will be her great-nephews, Brent, Cole, Clay, Matt and John Gholston, Wes Crawley and Thomas Taylor.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time.
The family requests that memorials be made to Pratt Christian Church, c/o Bro. Joe Carraway, 2157 Hwy. 370, Baldwyn, MS 38824; or Sanctuary Hospice, 5159 W. Main St., Tupelo, MS 38803.
Beth Anthony
NEW ALBANY – Beth Anthony, 71, died Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday at Friendship Baptist Church in Ecru.
Iris Richardson
PONTOTOC – Iris Pitts Richardson, 91, died Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at Church Street Personal Care Home in Ecru. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc.
Wayne J. Patterson
SMITHVILLE – Wayne J. Patterson, 52, died Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. He was born July 16, 1958, in Seattle, Wash., to Boyd C. and Maureen V. Ackers. He was a graduate of Amory High School Class of 1976. After graduating, he began his career as an electrician. He worked for JESCO and for Edwards Electric in Meridian before retiring as a master electrician. He was a Catholic. Growing up in a military family, he was a patriot with a great respect for his country, the Armed Forces and the American flag. A loving and hard-working man who cherished his family, he enjoyed fishing, reading, coin collecting, and listening to old-time rock and roll.
A Celebration of Life service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory with Bro. James Perkins officiating. Burial will follow in Haughton Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife, Judy Patterson of Smithville; one son, Kerry Wayne (Deana) Pittman of Batesville; one brother, Douglas K. (Deana) Patterson of Mantachie; a granddaughter, Abbigail Pittman; nieces, Megan Patterson, Sabrina Shook and Santina Shook; nephew, John Harris; great-niece, Olivia Goodman; and special friends, Terry and Judith Rebstock and their daughter, Terry Kayla “Tea Cup” of Ramer, Tenn.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Paul Patterson.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Eddie Gifford
BOONEVILLE – Eddie Olive Gifford, 76, died Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was a retired employee of Air Ball Mfg. in Illinois and a Baptist. He enjoyed playing gospel music and watching programs on TV-53.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Unity Broadcasting Studio in Booneville with Bobby McClarty officiating. Burial will be in Blackland Cemetery. Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by one daughter, Martha Cummings Milam (Jessie) of Dennis; an aunt, Belle Tapp of Baldwyn; an uncle, Gerald Olive of Dry Creek; two grandchildren, William Gifford (Angelia) and Douglas Matney (Sabrina); four great-grandchildren; special friend, Kim Shook, her daughter, Tina Oswalt, and her children.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Jodi Gifford; his parents, Payne and Elsie Olive Gifford; and a brother, Howard Gifford.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Unity Broadcasting in Booneville.
Maxie Gatlin
MARIETTA – Maxie Mavaline George Gatlin, 86, died Thursday, March 17, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She worked in manufacturing for more than 30 years. She attended Calvary Tabernacle Baptist Church of Marietta. An avid Ole Miss Rebels fan, she enjoyed quilting, gardening and watching sports.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Dewayne Wells and Bro. Brian Jenkins officiating. Burial will be in the Ozark Cemetery.
Survivors include three children, James Gatlin (Jane) of Oxford, Robert Gatlin (Joyce) of Mantachie and Sue Gatlin Poteet (Rodney) of Ozark; four grandchildren, Teresa Reeves (Terry) of Tremont, Tim Gatlin (Misty) of Mantachie, Wanda Sullivan of Tupelo and Amber Poteet of Ozark; five great-grandchildren, Blake Nichols, Kelley Hill (Jordan), Jade Kimbrough (Austin), Shane Reeves and T.J. Gatlin; and one sister, Lena Barnes of Marietta.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Milford Gatlin; her parents, Ed and Betty Crawley George; three sisters, Lemar Palmer, Lela Mae Burns and Charlene Robinson; and seven brothers, Granville George, Gene George, Garvis George, Devo George, Gurlon George, Melvis George and Burlon George.
Pallbearers will be Billy Reed Barnes, Prentiss Wayne Barnes, Danny Bishop, Terry Reeves, Phil Wilburn and Mike Wilburn.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Carolyn Trayal
GERMANTOWN, Tenn. – Carolyn Hayes Trayal, 56, died Thursday, March 17, 2011. She was born May 24, 1954, in Jackson. She had a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Mississippi and a master of arts degree in teaching from the University of Memphis. She was an alumna of Delta Gamma Sorority, a member of Germantown United Methodist Church and a member of Junior League of Memphis. She was a successful journalist in Little Rock, Ark. When she moved to Memphis, she decided to teach elementary school in order to spend more time with her children. She was a devoted wife, mother, sister and friend.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Memorial Park Funeral Home amp& Crematory in Memphis.
She is survived by her husband, Chuck Trayal; her son, Charles Trayal; her daughter, Liz Ann Trayal; her granddaughter, Charlie Trayal; and her brother, Randy Hayes.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Donations in her memory can be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Grace Penson
TUPELO – Grace Laverne Penson died Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at her home. She was born on May 9, 1917, to Charlie McCallister and Margie Barnes. Her grandfather, Benjamin Boose, assisted in raising her in Tupelo. She attended school in Saltillo. She was an active member of Red Oak Grove M.B. Church in Saltillo until her health failed. She was a member of Williams Chapter 417 Order of the Eastern Star and a member of the former Heroines of Jericho Chapter in Saltillo. She married John Lewis “Buddy” Penson. They had 11 children. She worked her husband in their grocery store, cafe;, garden and truck patch, and hog farm. She also delivered local babies as a midwife, worked with Dr. Joseph Kellem and worked at the Green Cafampé, cooking meals for county prisoners. She cooked for Lee County School District and Milam School, and retired from Church Street School.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Springhill District Building in Tupelo with the Rev. Michael Williams officiating. Burial will be in Pilgrims Rest Cemetery. N.L. Jones amp& Son Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Mamie Wells of Detroit, Mich., and Maxine Jackson-Caldwell of Alton, Ill.: four sons, Willie Penson and Tommie L (Diane) Penson of St. Louis, Mo., Bobby (Tarnell) Penson and Ben Albert Penson of Saltillo; one brother, Charlie C. Barnes of Saltillo; 29 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren, 19 great-great-grandchildren, five great-great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 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.
To access the online guestbook, visit www.nljonesandson.com.
Steve Cole Sr.
TUPELO – Steve Bryant Cole Sr., 56, died Saturday, March 12, 2011, at his residence after an extended illness. He was born April 8, 1954, in Holly Springs to Louise Cole. He was a maintenance supervisor for Vanity Fair Corporation. His love for travel carried to him to many different places around the world, including Mexico, where he lived for five years. He loved riding his motorcycle, golfing and bowling, which was his passion. He participated in the Tupelo Bowling League for several years.
Memorial services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel, with Bro. Gene Thornton officiating.
He is survived by his wife, Angelica Maria Cole of Mexico; a daughter, Houpe Shifflett of Tupelo; three sons, Steve Cole Jr. of Tupelo, and Matthew Cole and Johnathon Cole, both of Vernon, Ala.; and four grandchildren, Brandon, Brooke, Tyler and Skylar.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 607-C W. Main St., Tupelo, MS 38804 or the charity of your choice.
Visitation will be from noon to service time Saturday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be e-mailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.
Jim Grisham
BALDWYN – James “Jim” Lee (Johns) Grisham, 57, died Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo following an extended illness. He was born July 18, 1953, in Battle Creek, Mich. At age 3 years he was adopted by the Rev. Marshall and Rev. Bettymarie Grisham. At age 7 the family moved to Guntown. Following high school he joined the Marines and later the Army. He served in the U.S.A. and for about two years in Japan, where he worked with service dogs. In later years he spent time as a registered Emergency Medical Technician with the Calhoun County Ambulance Service until he became disabled. He was an avid and licensed ham radio operator. He was an avid CW (morse code expert) and operator, and won the Mississippi Novice contest in 1987 with CW contacts. His ham radio call sign was KB5CQR. He was a member of the Tupelo Amateur Radio Club and Saltillo United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn with Bro. Tim Green officiating.
He is survived by his brother, Dan D. Grisham (Nellie) of Baldwyn; his daughter, Nicole Grisham of Boston, Mass.; two nephews, Eric Reynolds (Ginger) of Guntown and Scott Reynolds (Callie) of Baldwyn; great-niece, SaraKate Reynolds; great-nephews, Taylor Reynolds, Aidan Reynolds, Easton Reynolds, and Luke and Cole Reynolds; one stepgreat-nephew, Hunter Hill; special friends, Tim Dixon, Loretta Smith, and Ginny and Heather Brown; and caregivers, Rick, Dennis and Gwen.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Austin and Ruth Westerman; his parents, Rev. Marshall D. Grisham and Rev. Bettymarie Grisham; and his aunt, Barbara Jean Horn.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Tupelo Amateur Radio Club and the ham radio community.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time for service Sunday.
Marie Medlin
RIPLEY – Marie Medlin, 83, died Thursday, March 17, 2011, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home in Ripley. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Willie Lee Coleman
TUPELO – Willie Lee Coleman died Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born April 17, 1926, in Ecru to the late Nettie Jordon and Joe Coleman. He was reared by his maternal grandparents, the late Lenin and Susan Golden. At the age 17 he started his career as a truck driver, covering many miles to many states in an 18-wheeler truck. He was a retired employee of Clark Truck Line. He found pleasure in working as a driver, transporting cars and helping people move or get to their destination. He was a member of Lane Chapel CME Church, where he participated in the Bus Ministry and Male Chorus. He remained dedicated until his health failed. He was a member of the Henry Hampton Lodge 782.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lane Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church with the Rev. Dr. Cheryl Penson and Elder Charles Penson officiating. Interment will be in Porter’s Memorial Park. Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three daughters, Gwen Coleman Porter of Memphis, Marylyn Johnson of Tupelo and Linda C. Fox of Cincinnati, Ohio; one granddaughter, three grandsons, 13 great-grandchildren; a cousin who was like a brother, Sam Bell of Tupelo.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today at the J.W. Porter’s Chapel. The body will be placed in the church on Saturday one hour before service.
Online condolences can be made to the Coleman family at www.grayson-porters.com.
Juanita Jones
ABERDEEN – Juanita Gann Thaxton Jones, 90, died Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at the Care Center of Aberdeen. She was born Aug. 7, 1920, to William Gann and Minnie Butler Gann in Guin, Ala. She lived most of her life in Aberdeen. She was a seamstress for Seminole Mfg. and a Methodist.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Robert Earl Fowlkes officiating. Burial will be in New Prospect Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three daughters, Ruth Wells and husband, Doyle, Judy Sanders and Brenda White, all of Aberdeen; five grandchildren, Anthony White, Lisa Wells Gerlt, Brian Sanders, Leslie Wells and Graham Wells; nine grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Curtis Thaxton and Jackie Lee Jones; two brothers, Arthur Gann and Hilton Gann; and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Anthony White, Brian Sanders, Graham Wells, Anthony White Jr., Hunter Sanders and Shea Cain.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
An online guest registry and condolences may be accessed at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
Neva Bennett
BOONEVILLE – Neva Jones Bennett, 76, died Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born March 26, 1934, to Prentiss and Nell Jones. She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking and doing for others.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Pete McCoy and Bro. Jerry Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in Cains Chapel Cemetery.
She is survived by three daughters, Donna (Marty) Woodruff of Booneville, Ranell (Sterling) Hogeland and Renea (Mike) Jones, both of Iuka; two sons, Hal (Mary) Bennett and Mike (Hilda Tackett) Bennett, both of Booneville; one aunt, Eva Lambert of Booneville; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Junior Franklin Bennett, in 1997; her parents; four sisters, Martha G. Jones, Harmie Jones, Lucy Arnold and Sue Hunkapiller; and three brothers, Prentiss Warren Jones, Tony Jones and Roy Jones.
Pallbearers are her nephews.
Visitation will be from 1 until 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
Mary Sisk
ASHLAND – Mary McKenzie Sisk, 62, died Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at her home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Valley Grove Cemetery in Michigan City.
Margaret White
MEMPHIS – Margaret Maria Brown White, 61, formerly of Holly Springs, died Monday, March 14, 2011, at her home in Memphis.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Harris Chapel M.B. Church in Ashland. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
John Cochran
EAST ORANGE, N.J. – John Cochran, 69, formerly of Holly Springs, died Friday, March 11, 2011, at East Orange General Hospital in East Orange, N.J.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Eddie L. Smith Multi-Purpose Center in Holly Springs. Burial will be in the Hebron CME Church Cemetery in Holly Springs. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the Eddie L. Smith Multi-Purpose Center from 10 to 10:55 a.m. Saturday.
Elma Ingram
MEMPHIS – Elma Ingram, 57, died Thursday, March 10, 2011, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis.
Services will be at noon Saturday at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church in Byhalia. Burial will be in Mt. Sinai Cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Adolphus Metcalf
PRAIRIE – Adolphus Metcalf, 87, died Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at Pioneer Community Hospital in Aberdeen. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.
Robert Holt
RIPLEY – Robert Keith Holt, 66, died Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ripley Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at Beech Hill Church of Christ.
Jerry Roberts
CORINTH – Jerry Nelton Roberts, 63, died Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at Alive Hospice in Madison, Tenn.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Corinthian Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the West Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Millington, Tenn.
Visitation will be from noon to service time today.
James Hurley
BYHALIA – James Thomas Hurley, 67, died Thursday, March 17, 2011, at his home in Byhalia.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery in Byhalia.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Dickey Holley
RIPLEY – Dickey Holley, 53, died Monday, March 14, 2011.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Shiloh Cemetery. Ripley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.
To view the online guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.
Shirley Hare
BOONEVILLE – Shirley Ann Kelly Hare, 61, died Thursday, March 17, 2011, at her home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
L.Q. Patterson
WEST POINT – L.Q. Patterson, 73, died Saturday, March 12, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Sixteenth Section Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Carter’s Mortuary Services of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Martha Rogers
OKOLONA – Martha Rogers, 85, died Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson after an extended illness. She was born May 21, 1925, in Clay County to James Clarence and Erie Bean Leopard. She made her home in Okolona for most of her life before living in Brandon the past 12 years. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Okolona. She worked many years as plant manager at Indian Creek Apparel in Okolona. A loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she enjoyed taking care of her family. She loved her Yorkie, Sugar.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church in Okolona with Rev. Todd Watson and Rev. H.B. Miller officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park in Verona. Holland Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her two daughters, Peggy Jennings of Brandon and Patsy Poe (Kelly) of McCarley; two grandchildren, Jeff Jennings (Tina) of Brandon and Denise Grissom (Greg) of Hickman, Ky.; three great-grandchildren, Dani Jennings, Anna Gregory Grissom and Greyson Grissom; and a sister, Doris Whitt of Okolona.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harold Edward Rogers; and a son, Harold Wayne Rogers.
Pallbearers will be Bill Whitt, Jerry Rogers, Houston Minniece, Danny Buskirk Jr., Bobby Hester and Tommy Rogers.
Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Turner, Greg Grissom, M.L. Bryant and Jack Whitt.
Memorials may be made to Wells United Methodist Youth Group, 2019 Bailey Ave., Jackson, MS 39213.
Condolences may be e-mailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time today at the church.