Obituaries, March 21, 2004

Doris Chaney

AMORY – Doris Faye Chaney, 64, died March 19 in the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Services are incomplete with E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in charge.

Joyce Colvin

BLUE SPRINGS – Joyce Wilder Speck Colvin, 84, died March 19 at North Mississippi Medical Center. Born Oct. 19, 1919 in Union County, she was the daughter of Ocola Speck and Mary Caroline Hitt Speck. A homemaker, she was a member of Antioch Church of Christ and was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Colvin, and a sister, Lois Jones Thompson.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Antioch Church of Christ where her body will lie in state 1-2 p.m. Bro. Ferrell Hester will officiate. Burial will be in Fairfield Cemetery with United Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Sybil Foster and her husband, Clay, of Blue Springs, Mary Bethay and her husband, Sammy, of Fulton; a sister, Wilma Hayes Hill of New Albany; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Donny Hamblin, Buddy Hitt, Charles Adair, Ray Gibson, Steve McBrey and Ferrell Hester.

Addie Mae Duke

BRUCE – Addie Mae Duck, 83, died March 19 at Calhoun Health Services Nursing Home. Born in Ellard on July 13, 1920, she was the daughter of Sam and Dollie Thomas. Retired from Kellwood Co., she also was preceded in death by her husband, D.L. Duke.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Parker Memorial Funeral Home chapel in Bruce with the Rev. W.R. Harrelson officiating. Burial will be in Bruce Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Virginia Long of Vardaman; four sons, Harvey Gene Chandler, James W. Chandler, both of Bruce, Jerry Chandler of Crowley, Texas, and Rickey Chandler of Calhoun City; a sister, Bertie Williford of Flat River, Mo.; a brother, Doyle Thomas of Bruce; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Lee Chandler, Michael Chandler, Chris Chandler, Anthony Long, Dustin Crum and Jason Chandler.

Marie Gibson

OXFORD – Marie Hall Gibson, 78, a homemaker, died March 20 at Graceland Care Center. She was the widow of James M. “Red” Gibson. A member of First United Methodist Church in Water Valley, she was an active volunteer for the Oxford-Lafayette County Humane Society.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Waller Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Max Ewing officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley.

Survivors include two daughters, Betty J. Bovee of Oxford, Marilyn G. Little of Grenada; four sons, Charles Warmack of Mooreville, Tommy Hall and Danny Gibson of Oxford, and Roy Mell “Bubba” Gibson of Myrtle; a sister, Betty Lehman of Golden, Colo.; a brother, Roy Hall Jr. of Terry; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 5-8 tonight at Waller Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation or the American Cancer Society.

Dorothy Godwin

CORINTH – Dorothy Irby Godwin, 77, died March 20 at Alcorn County Rehabilitation Center. She was a retired dietitian with Magnolia Regional Health Center.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Gaines Chapel United Methodist Church with Coleman Funeral Home in charge.

A list of survivors was not immediately available.

Visitation will be 10 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the church.

Delores Hammock

HODGES, Ala. – Delores Hammock, 50, died March 19 at ECM Hospital. Born July 22, 1953, she was the daughter of Buford Swindle and Evelyn Childers Swindle. A homemaker, she also was preceded in death by a brother, Ervie Lee Swindle.

Graveside services will be at 3 :30 p.m. today at Holly Springs Cemetery with Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay, Ala., in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include two sons, Thomas Upton and his wife, Barbara, of Vina, Ala., and Kevin Upton and his wife, Nichole, of Florence, Ala.; six grandchildren, James Carson, Alexander Carson and Madison Rhodes, all of Florence, and Sydney Upton, Andrew Upton and Kaylee Upton, all of Vina; and three brothers, Mark Swindle of Spruce Pine, Ala., Darrell Swindle of Vina and Phillip Swindle of Red Bay.

Pallbearers will be Brian Upton, Terry Harden, Rodney Inman, Shannon Inman, Shane Inman and Bryan Inman.

Mac Janney

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Harvey M. “Mac” Janney, 78, died March 20 at Mary Washington Hospital. Arrangements were incomplete at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service Fredericksburg Chapel.

Syble Jeffreys

GUIN, Ala. – Syble Ray Robison Jeffreys, 85, died March 19 at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Born in Detroit, Ala., she was the daughter of Claude and Hester Isbell Robison and the widow of Lee Wright Jeffreys. Although she had lived in Guin the past five years, she had lived in Detroit most of her life and was a member of Union Ridge Free Will Baptist Church.

Services will be 2 p.m. today from Norwood Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dale Ford officiating. Burial will be in Cooper Cemetery with Norwood Funeral Home of Sulligent, Ala., directing.

Survivors include a daughter, Nena McDonald of Guin; a son, Daniel Ray Jeffreys of Detroit; a brother, William Robison of Detroit; nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Jeffreys, and three great-grandchildren.

Corrine Lollar

MANTACHIE – Corrine Hawkins “Mama Rene” Lollar, 75, died March 19 at her home. Born Sept. 13, 1928 in the Ratliff community of Itawamba County, she was the daughter of Cliff and Allie Mae Hawkins. She was married 54 years to Charlie Lollar, who died Dec. 26, 2001. Retired as cafeteria manager at Mantachie High School, she was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church, a youth Sunday School teacher and church treasurer for 26 years.

Services will be 3 p.m. today at Shiloh United Methodist Church with Bro. Ronnie Goodwin and Bro. Castor Buse officiating. Burial will be in Center Star Cemetery with McNeese-Morris Funeral Home of Mantachie in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include one son, John C. Lollar and his wife, Kathy, of Mantachie; four daughters, Charla E. Lindsey and her husband, Frankie, of Mantachie, Caren Prichard and her husband, David, of Chipley, Fla., Cim Gore and her husband, Larry, of Eupora, and Cay Lollar of Starkville; two brothers, Denver Hawkins and his wife, Johnny Faye, of Coldwater, and Billy Vaden Hawkins and his wife, Betty, of Mantachie; two sisters, Exie Brown and her husband, Dee, and Linda Ann Ensley and her husband, Jimmy, of Mantachie; 10 grandchildren, Erin Lollar, Carrie Lindsey and Justin Alred, Callie Lindsey, Christiana, Cassie, Jared and Caitlyn Prichard, Eric Gore and his wife, Lesley, and Chace Gore; and four great-grandchildren, Savannah, Trenton, Aiden and Ally Gore.

She also was preceded in death by a grandson, Timothy James Lindsey; two brothers, Dalton Ray and Thomas Hawkins; and a sister, Jane Loden.

Pallbearers will be Rickey Lindsey, Michael Lollar, Paul Wesson, Jonathan Smith, Larry Dee Brown, Michael Lee Hawkins, Rusty Lollar and Hal Kelso. Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Joe Raper, Terry Buse, Jerry Dale Buse, Robert Wooldridge, Ike Johnson, Rodney Lindsey, Bobby Gene Smith, Billy Wayne Lindsey, Michael Lindsey, Charlie Vaden Smith, Crawford Smith, Jesse Hawkins and Bobby Joe Wooldridge.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shiloh United Methodist Church in care of Linda White, 2 Sonny's Road, Mantachie MS 38855.

Homer Parks

TUPELO – Homer L. Parks, 66, died March 15 at Tupelo Nursing and Rehab Center. He was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Temple of Compassion & Deliverance with Bishop Clarence Parks officiating. Burial will be in Porter's Memorial Garden with Beasley Funeral Home of Verona in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include one brother, Mack Parks of Belden; and two step-sisters, Mildred Long of Verona and Annie Cunningham of Tupelo.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. Monday until service time at the church.

Evelyn Pickens

BLUE SPRINGS – Evelyn Shettles Pickens, 87, died March 19 at North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born June 19, 1916, the daughter of Joe Shettles and Emma Stamey Settles. A homemaker and former employee of Sterling's in New Albany, she was a member of Blue Springs Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Newell Pickens; a sister, Christine Hearn; three brothers, Joe Dowell Shettles, Melvin Shettles and Hershell Shettles; and a grandson, Freddy Pickens.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at United Funeral Services Chapel in New Albany with Bro. Neil Davis officiating. Burial will be in New Harmony Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Betty Ann Pickens Harrington and her husband, Larry, of New Albany; three sons, Fred Binkley Pickens and his wife, Mary, Ray Lamar Pickens and his wife, Peggy, and Gary Allen Pickens and his wife, Tamlyn, all of Blue Springs; two sisters, U.V. Grant of Illinois and Geraldine Maxey of Texas; a brother, Hugh Mayse Shettles of Nelson, Ill.; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be James Pickens, Jeran Pickens, Rayburn Pickens, Steven Pickens, Dale Coker, Tony Harrington and Richard Cliett.

Lemorn Riley

ABERDEEN – Lemorn Riley, 54, of Plantersville died March 19 at his home. Services were incomplete with Jackson Mortuary of Aberdeen in charge of arrangements.

Joseph Robison

FULTON – Joseph Pierce Robison, 32, died March 19 at his residence. Born Nov. 7, 1971 in Joliet, Ill., he was the son of Joseph M. and Lavonne Selby Robison of Fulton. A self-employed public worker, he was a member of the Church of God.

Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Senter Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Shayne Raye and Mike Deaton officiating. Burial will be in Fulton Cemetery.

Survivors include his parents; his wife, Andrea Sepeda Robison of Joliet; three sisters, Juanita Tucker of Jasper, Ala., Janet Watson and Julie Freeze of McMinnville, Tenn.; a brother, Jeffery Robison of Winter Haven, Fla.; seven nieces and nephews; and his father- and mother-in-law, Alfonso and Anita Sepeda of Joliet.

Pallbearers will be William Robison, Lynn Moore, David Price, Alvin Parker Jr., John Hawkins and Ed Watkins.

Visitation will 2:30-4:30 p.m. today and Monday 8 a.m. until service time.

Malvoline Walker

WEST POINT – Malvoline Mann Walker, 76, died March 20 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle at Columbus. Born in Pickens County, Ala., she was the daughter of Samuel Bankhead Jones and Effie Mae Bobo. A public health nurse in Clay County for 24 years, she resided in West Point until moving to Trinity Place in Columbus. She was a former member of First United Methodist Church of West Point and more recently attended First United Methodist in Columbus.

She was preceded in death by husbands Kenneth Mann, who died July 3, 1975, and Jimmy Walker, who died March 31, 1990.

Services will be 3 p.m. today at Calvert Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Tommy Whaley officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Garden Cemetery in West Point.

Survivors include two daughters, Verniece Goode and her husband, Jerry, of Laurel, and Rosemary Mann Leach of Birmingham, Ala.; three grandchildren, Jim Goode of Jackson, Matt Goode and his wife, Nickole, of Hattiesburg, and Robert Leach of Birmingham; two sisters, Melissa Long of Columbus, Gloria Harris of Fayette, Ala.; and a brother, Sam Jones of Columbus.

Pallbeareres will be Robert Leach, Matt Goode, Jim Goode, Shawn Harris, Reed Long and Mike Mathews. Visitation will be 2-3 p.m. today at Calvert Funeral Home.

Mary White

FULTON – Mary S. White, 81, died March 19 at North Mississippi Medical Center. Born April 26, 1922, she was the daughter of William Henry and Beulah Parker Tomlin. A member of Dorsey Baptist Church, she was a homemaker and a World War II veteran, the first woman inducted into service from Itawamba County as a Navy WAVE. She continued to serve her country as a U.S. Air Force wife for more than 30 years.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Senter Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Jerry Estes officiating. Burial will be in Keys Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Zane White of Fulton; three daughters, Marsha Walker and her husband, Don, of Rockport, Texas, Mary Zane Baker and her husband, Ben, of Conroe, Texas, Claudia Sue Koehler and her husband, Bob, of Austin, Texas; three grandchildren; a sister, Marcelle Smith of Dorsey; and a brother Floyd Tomlin of Dorsey.

Pallbearers will be Pookie Smith, Bill Tomlin, Shawn Baker, Ben Baker, Don Walker and Bob Koehler.

Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. today and Monday from 8 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Dorsey Baptist Church.

J.W. Whitehead

LOUISVILLE – J.W. Whitehead, 94, died March 20 at Winston Medical Center. A farmer and former employee at Spartus clock factory, he was a member of Good Hope Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Wilson Whitehead.

Services will be 2 p.m. at Nowell-Tilghman Funeral Home chapel with burial in Good Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Survivors include a son, Jessie Whitehead Jr. of Tupelo; two daughters, Ann Garner of Arlington, Texas, and Betty Wray of Louisville; two sisters, Archie Ree Sullivan of Louisville, and Josie Brazeale of Philadelphia; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Mark Wilborn

TUPELO – Marcus Eugene “Mark” Wilborn, 86, died March 20 at his home. Born Feb. 11, 1918 in Tate County, he was the son of Dr. James Durward Wilborn and Mamie Allen.

He also was preceded in death by a twin sister, Mabel Shaheen, and three brothers, James, William Allen and Thomas Wilborn.

A great portion of his life was spent working in retail and wholesale sales. He had hardware stores in Lake City and Jonesboro, Ark., in the late 1940s before beginning his career in wholesale hardware sales, first with a wholesale jobber and then his own company of manufacturers' representataives covering 12 states in the South and Southeast. In 1968 he entered the manufacturing business in Tupelo and worked there until his retirement Dec. 31, 1986.

His other business involvements included owning land and other properties in north Mississippi. He was a member of Gloster Street Church of Christ nearly 50 years, on the advisory board of Freed Hardeman University and a director of Pinevale Children's Home.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Jefferson Street chapel of W.E. Pegues Funeral Home with Bro. Joe Connell and Bro. Chad Ramsey officiating. Burial will be in Looxahoma Church of Christ Cemetery in Senatobia with graveside services at 3 p.m.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Louise Triplett Wilborn; two daughters, Sandra Ray and her husband, Jimmie, of Madison, and Diana Teagarden and her husband, Joe, of Memphis; five grandchildren, Leslie Gjika of Tupelo, Joseph Teagarden IV and his wife, Anna, of Houston, Texas, Melissa Robbins of Memphis, Rebecca Teagarden of Memphis, Catherine Goode and her husband, Adam, of Memphis; and five great-grandchildren, Vida Robbins, Rachel Robbins, Evie Grace Goode, Leah Teagarden and Kate Teagarden.

Pallbearers will be Dr. Walter Bourland, John Davis, John Street, Dr. Joe Kellum, Charles Johnson, Frank Long and Jay Tidwell. Honorary pallbearers will be elders of the church, Monte Key, Gary Martin, James Segars and Wayne Washington.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. today. Memorials may be made to Pinevale Children's Home, 1872 CR 700, Corinth MS 38834.

Jeannie Woods

BATESVILLE – Betty Jean “Jeannie” Brean Woods, 58, died March 19 at Baptist Memorial of North Mississippi-Oxford. Born Nov. 9, 1945, in West Memphis, Ark., she was the daughter of Murray Lloyd and Betty Jean Branan Brean. A homemaker, she was a Methodist.

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Wells Funeral Home chapel in Batesville with burial at 2 p.m. in Tyronza Cemetery in Tyronza, Ark.

Survivors include four sons, Keith Allen Walker, Scotty Kester, Brian Kevin Woods and Chris M. Woods, all of Batesville; a brother, Murray Allen Brean of Tyronza; and five grandchildren, Kimberly Jean Walker, Doug Tutor Jr., Daniel Scott Kester, Tiffany Tutor and Sean Tutor.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. today at Wells Funeral Home.