Obituaries March 24, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

Lou Green
VARDAMAN – Lou Mary Green, 82, died Monday, March 19, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Midway Missionary Baptist Church in Vardaman. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Carter’s Mortuary Services of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time today at the church.
James Fitch
HOLLY SPRINGS – James Daryl Fitch, 45, died Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Holly Springs.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be left at www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Mary Anderson
OXFORD – Mary Allie Courtney Anderson, 90, died Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at Azalea Gardens in Oxford. Born in Pittsboro, she moved to Oxford in 1936 and has been a member of the Oxford-University United Methodist Church since that time. She was a member of the church choir for over 65 years. An accomplished pianist, she frequently played piano for church activities and community events. She enjoyed a life full of family, friends and music. She was a 1942 graduate of Ole Miss and a member of Phi Mu Sorority.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Oxford-University United Methodist Church with the Rev. Claire Dobbs officiating. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Dr. Frank Abel Anderson of Oxford; a daughter, Phyllis Anderson Ambrosiani (Bjorn) of Stockholm, Sweden; a son, Frank Andrew Anderson (Karen) of Bolingbrook, Ill.; a grandson, David Andrew Anderson; a granddaughter, Lisa Courtney Anderson Reid (Jason); and two great-grandchildren, Kylie Payton Reid and Courtney Jaye Reid.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mary Courtney Anderson Piano Scholarship Endowment, c/o University of Mississippi Foundation, P.O. Box 249, University, MS 38677 or a charity of the donor’s choice.
To sign an online guestbook, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.
Lea Nelson
OXFORD – Mary Oleta “Lea” Nelson, 76, died Thursday, March 22, 2012, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis.
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the North Oxford Baptist Church Cemetery. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to North Oxford Baptist Church Music Ministry, P.O. Box 1700, Oxford, MS 38655.
John Criddle
HOUSTON – John Madison “Mayor” Criddle, 62, died Thursday, March 22, 2012, at his home. He was born Sept. 2, 1949, in Houston to Walter Scott Criddle and Vera Robertson Criddle. He was a carpenter and a Baptist. He was one of the original coaches of the Tamp&C softball teams. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, “tipping,” playing softball and volleyball, spending time with his grandchildren and helping anybody in need.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Macedonia Cemetery with Bro. Paul Whitt officiating. Southern Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Kaye Brewer Criddle; three daughters, Johnette Criddle Morales and Enrique of Black Zion community near Pontotoc, Stacey Criddle of Houston and Candace Morphis and Bobby of Houston; three sisters, Virginia Holladay of Houston, Annette Moore of Van Vleet and Vickie Love of Oklahoma; seven grandchildren, Donovan and Stefano Morales, Katie and Amber Verell, Carrie Lee Hamblin, Cooper and Maggie Morphis; and many nieces, nephews and in-laws.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Walter Scott Criddle Jr.; and his father-in-law, George Brewer.
Pallbearers will be Marty Brassfield, Timmy Brassfield, Herman Moss, Ken Walters, George Grimes and Scotty Criddle.
Honorary pallbearers will be John Robert Moore, Billy Moore, Alton Brewer, Bobby Morphis, Enrique Morales, Nona Taylor and the Duckbutter Boys.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. today at Southern Funeral Chapel, then everyone will go in procession to the cemetery for the graveside service.
Willie Gwyn
CORINTH – Willie Gwyn, 81, died Thursday, March 22, 2012, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel of Corinth.
Louise Smith
PONTOTOC – Louise Smith, 67, died Thursday, March 22, 2012, at her residence. She was born in Lee County on Oct. 30, 1944, to Leslie and Helen Brown. She loved her church and church family, and she was a dedicated member of Buchanan Baptist Church in Ecru. She loved her family, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her dog, Rebel.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. David Westmoreland officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include her husband of over 50 years, Wesley Smith of Pontotoc; three children, Nita Hood (Richard) of Grenada, Gale McKissack (John) of Starkville and Michael Smith of Pontotoc; four grandchildren, Alan and Kyle Hood, Zac McKissack and Candace McKissack Buckley (Chris); two great-granddaughters, Presley Grace and Tyler Ann Buckley; three sisters, Margaret Dykes, Ruby Jewell Dillard (Ken) and Dianne Nobles (Tommy); and one brother, Gerald Brown (Helen).
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Faye Watson.
Pallbearers will be her nephews.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Nancy Daugherty
IUKA – Nancy Elizabeth Daugherty, 82, died Thursday, March 22, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a member of Iuka Baptist Church. She was the owner and operator of Daugherty Refrigeration and Daugherty Rentals, and was retired from Genesco. She was a longtime member of the Twentieth Century Club. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka. Ben McAnally will officiate. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, James D. “Butch” Daugherty of Iuka; one daughter, Dennie McRee (Mike) of Iuka; one son-in-law, Dale Tapp of Iuka; one brother, Win Riley of Lisbon, Md.; one sister, Dinah Riley Huffman of Poplarville; six grandchildren, Derrick Tapp (Nikki), Glenn Earl Tapp, Jon Tapp (Melonie), Nick Tapp, Chris “Chunk” Daugherty (Kelie) and Chad Daugherty, all of Iuka; and three great-grandchildren, Coby Tapp, Avery Tapp and Cooper Tapp.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Daugherty; a daughter, Edna Tapp; a daughter-in-law, Debbie Daugherty; her father, Irvin Riley; her mother, Billie Yarber Pressgrove; and a brother, Wilburn Riley.
Pallbearers include Harold Lomenick, Joey Cobb, Todd Williams, Bryan Robinson, Larry Cutshall and Keith McNeely. Honorary Pallbearers include the ladies of the Twentieth Century Club of Iuka.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Friends of the Iuka Public Library by calling (662) 423-6300 or online at www.nereg.lib.ms.us/memorials.htm; or to the Twentieth Century Club of Iuka, P.O. Box 1188, Iuka, MS 38852.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneral home.com.
Emma Cornelius
CORINTH – Emma Jean Cummings Cornelius, 75, died Friday, March 23, 2012, at her home.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories in Corinth. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 2 p.m. to service time Sunday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left online at www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.
Grady Thompson
AMORY – Grady Oliver Thompson, 93, died Thursday, March 22, 2012, at Golden Living Center. Born on May 16, 1918, in Monroe County, he was a son of the late John Wesley and Carrie Orene Ball Thompson. He attended Greenwood Springs School. On Feb. 21, 1938, he married Mary Louise Kimbrough. He had worked as a pallet builder with Puckett Lumber Company before working as a pipe bender with Walker Manufacturing. He was a member of Rocky Springs Baptist Church. Outgoing and living life to the fullest, he enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, gardenin, and gospel and country music.
A Celebration of Life Service will be at 11 a.m. today at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Bro. Tommy Whaley and Bro. Robert E. Fowlkes officiating. Burial will follow in Durrett Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife of 74 years, Mary Louise Kimbrough Thompson of Amory; son, Phillip Thompson of the Athens-Quincy community; sisters, Sue Lindsey (Ray) of Hatley and Ruth Thompson of the Athens-Quincy community; brother, J.C. Thompson (Evelyn) of the Athens-Quincy Community; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Hazel Upton.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Grady Ray and Donald Eugene Thompson; grandson, Micheal Timothy Thompson; a sister; and four brothers.
Pallbearers will be Steve and Corey Ponder, Bill Tate, Corey Howard, Greg Edwards and Jimmy Adams.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Edith Angier
NEW ALBANY – Edith Elaine Angier, 81, died Thursday, March 22, 2012, at Graceland Care Center in New Albany. She was born Oct. 18, 1930, in Union County to John Quince and Nancy Chunn Self. She was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at United Funeral Service in New Albany with the Rev. Trey Lambert officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. United Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by a sister, Betty L. Brown (Lonnie) of Hernando; a brother, G.W. Self of Jackson; a sister-in-law, Carolyn Self of New Albany; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Mary Ruth Self; and three brothers, Victor Self, John Self and Carroll Self.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time today at the funeral home.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit unitedfuneralservice.com.
Zaylyen McAllister
TUPELO – Zaylyen McAllister died Thursday, March 22, 2012, at home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones Funeral Directors of Tupelo.
Shirley Reed
RIPLEY – Shirley Van McClain Reed, 72, died Friday, March 23, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born June 29, 1939, in Ripley to Duncan and Mary Jacquline Ellis McClain.She was the owner and operator of Shirley’s Restaurant in Ripley. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church in Ripley with Dr. Rex Yancey and Bro. Steve Cohea officiating. Burial will be in Palmer Cemetery in Ripley. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Sandy Muse of Ripley; two sons, Garry Reed (Rosemary) and John Reed (Angie), all of Ripley; four sisters, Joyce Moore (Perry), Pat Power and Beverly Barkley (Perry), all of Ripley, and Linda Alexander (Bill) of Vardaman; three brothers, Bill McClain (Peggy) of Chicago, and David McClain (Donna) and Joe McClain (Pepper), all of Ripley; five grandchildren, Ashley Johnson (Bobby), Jimmy Muse (Lauren), Patrick Muse, Christian Reed (Earon) and Austin Reed, all of Ripley; four great-grandchildren, Bethany, Janna and Reed Johnson, and Stella Rose Muse; her lifelong friend, Marty Jones of Ripley; and her restaurant family, Dorothy Shelton, Linda Adams and Denise Beard, and their families.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one grandson, Duncan Reed; two sisters, Elizabeth Faulkner and Sue Hardin; and one brother, Charles McClain.
Pallbearers will be Christian Reed, Jimmy Muse, Patrick Muse, Austin Reed, James Faulkner, Jay McClain, Ricky McClain, Joey McClain, Billy Duncan Power, Tim Moore and Buddy McClain.
Honorary pallbearers will be John Faulkner, Nick McClain, Matt McClain, Christopher McClain, Billy Joe McClain, Jeffrey McClain, Jerry McClain, Robert McClain and Michael Moore.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today and from 7 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home and from 1 p.m. to service time Sunday at the church.
Memorials may be made to North Mississippi Medical Center, c/o Oncology Wing, 830 S. Gloster St., Tupelo, MS 38801.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.
Joe Curtiss
MANTACHIE – Montie Joseph “Joe” Curtiss, 72, died Thursday, March 22, 2012, at his home in the Centerville community after a three-month illness. He was born Nov. 1, 1939, to Joseph Gladly and Clealer Bishop Curtiss. He was employed at Wickes Lumber Co. for 25 years and retired from Riley Building Supplies after 19 years as an outside building contractor salesman. He was a member of the Centerville Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher, and a devoted Brotherhood biscuit maker. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Center Star 322. He was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed his family and customers, and he never met a stranger. He loved gardening, fishing and his dog, Henry.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Mantachie with Bro. Greg Jones, Bro. Larry Harrison and Bro. Bill Adams officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Linda Thompson Curtiss of Centerville; one son, Britt Curtiss (Sandy) of Centerville; one granddaughter, Brittany Tubbs ( Adam) of Tupelo; one grandson, Joseph Andrew “Case” Curtiss of Hills Chapel; one sister, Sue Michael (Bob) of Jumpertown; one brother, Don Curtiss (Gidg) of New Site; his sister-in-law, Frances Magers (Lester) of Mantachie; three brothers-in-law, Scottie Thompson (Eilene) and Kelcy Shields, both of Mantachie, and Kelly Thompson (Evelyn) of Tupelo; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Phyllis Gale Holley; one brother-in-law, Johnny Holley; one sister-in-law, Brenda Thompson Shields; and his parents.
Pallbearers will be Horace Huddleston, Darrell Riley, Steve Stanford, Jerry Carter, Woody Turner and Terry Turner.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bro. Rodney Lindsey, Phil Harbor, Rickey Windham, Robert Moody; the deacons at Centerville Baptist Church, Olen Nichols, Jack Brown, George McMullen, Jerry Buse, Nicky Nichols and Tony Nichols; employees of Riley Building Supplies; Buddy Neeley; and a special little friend, Keaton Hopkins.
Visitation will continue from 7 a.m. until service time today at McNeece-Morris Funeral Home in Mantachie.
Earl Frederick
SHANNON – Edwin “Earl” Frederick, 74, died Friday, March 23, 2012, at his home in Shannon after a brief illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Sonny Capps
AMORY – James D. “Sonny” Capps, 73, died Friday, March 23, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Jack Mann
BELMONT – Jack Ralph Mann, 86, died Thursday, March 22, 2012, at Southern Magnolia Estates in Golden. He was born Aug. 29, 1925, in Belmont. He was retired as owner of Mann Gas Co. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Belmont. He served in both the U.S. Marines and U.S. Army.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Belmont with Bro. Ray Burks and Bro. Terry Paul Graham officiating. Burial will be in Belmont Memory Gardens. Deaton Funeral Home in Belmont is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are his wife of 62 years, Shirley Mann of Belmont; three children, Duane Mann (Debbie) of Belmont, Donna Gann and Rhonda Malone (Stan), all of Golden; daughter-in-law, Brenda Mann of Belmont; nine grandchildren, Heather Deaton (David), Holley Nichols (Mark), Reid Gann, Jenny Farris (Dustin), Daniel Mann, Leigha Mann, Bryan Malone, Marlee Malone and Dana Malone; and three great-grandsons, Tripp Deaton, Manning Deaton and Andy Nichols.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jessie Austin Mann and Maggie E. Moody Mann; a son, Ralph Mann; a grandson, Jared Mann; and a son-in-law, Ric Gann.
Pallbearers will be Daniel Mann, Reid Gann, Mark Nichols, Bryan Malone, Stan Malone, Dustin Farris, Kyle Bennett and David Deaton. Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of First Baptist Church, Frank Brosious and Lealon Yarber.
Visitation will be from noon to service time today at First Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 855, Belmont, MS 38827 or the Alzheimer’s Association.
Quitman Culver
VERONA – Quitman Alfred “Butch” Culver, 57, formerly of Nettleton, died Thursday, March 22, 2012, at Darlington Oaks Community Hospice in Verona after a long illness. He was born Jan. 2, 1955, in Burlington, Wis., to Quitman Eugene and Iris Faye Wicks Culver. He lived most of his life in Nettleton, but had resided in Verona for the past 11 years. He was a polyfoam worker and a Baptist. He enjoyed going fishing, restoring antique furniture and detailing trucks.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Chapel of Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton with the Rev. Jerry Estes officiating. Cremation will follow the service.
Survivors include his wife, Billie Jo Lockler Culver of Verona; three daughters, Christy Lynn Jordan, Amber Leigh Pearson (Jeff) and Brandy Nicole Culver, all of Tupelo; three sisters, Peggy Denise Culver of Baldwyn, Sandra Culver of Plantersville and Marla Walls (Zeke) of Russell Springs, Ky.; two brothers, Jeffrey Scott Culver of Tupelo and Mark Barnstable of Calif.; and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Lisa Ellen Wilson.
Pallbearers will be Ronnie McCracken, R.D. Darby, Doug Lockler, Anthony Culver, Jay Mullinnix and Forrest Killough.
Honorary pallbearers will be Doug Lockler and Richie Darby.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.
Family and friends may sign the registry and send condolences to www.tisdalememorial.com.
Frances Benson
POPE – Frances A. Benson died Friday, March 23, 2012, at her home in Pope. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Sardis.
Brenda Rasberry
HAMILTON – Brenda E. Rasberry, 68, died Friday, March 23, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Born on July 24, 1943, in Amory, she was the daughter of the late Hubert Earl and Bertie Lee Mize Raden. She played basketball while attending Hamilton High School. On May 8, 1970, she married Joe Rasberry. For many years, she worked as a seamstress and a thread lady with Sharp Manufacturing. She also worked at Michelle’s Restaurant and 45 Truck Stop in Hamilton. She was a member of Prairie Baptist Church. A loving lady who always saw the best in others, she looked forward to cooking breakfast for her family every Sunday. Always helping others and having never met a stranger, she enjoyed fishing, crocheting, crossword puzzles and playing games on the computer.
A Celebration of Life Service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Bro. Dempsey Rowland and Bro. Robert E. Fowlkes officiating. Burial will follow in Bourland Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband, Joe Rasberry of Hamilton; daughter, Julie Spruill (Thomas) of Hamilton; and sons, Mike Raden (Sheila), Randy Duncan and Frankie Rasberry (Sherry), all of Hamilton; grandchildren, Cory Duncan, Jennifer Spruill Poe, Michael Spruill, Ashley Spruill, Callie Peters, Michael Orell and Jesse Rasberry; great-grandchild, Nathanial Duncan; sister-in-law, Johnnie Ray; and special friends, Eddie Moffett, Mike Lewis and Robbie Harrell.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Ray “Little Charles” Raden, and a close friend, Jeffie Harrell.
Pallbearers will be Joe Tipton, Ricky Honeycutt, Matt Poe, Michael Spruill, Eddie Moffett and Bill Cobb.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepickle funeralhome.com.
R.C. Ledbetter
BANNER – R.C. Clinton Ledbetter, 97, died Thursday, March 22, 2012, at Bruce Community Living Center. He was born July 22, 1915, in Banner. He was a retired farmer and a deacon at Banner Baptist Church since 1956. He was a former member of the ASCS Committee of Calhoun County. He was a bus driver for the Calhoun County School District from 1952-1960.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with Bro. Darrell Logan and Bro. Jackie Douglas officiating. Burial will be in Banner Cemetery.
Survivors include his daughters, Phyllis (Donald) Camp of Bruce, Barbara Worley of Canton, Faye (Ike) Prine of Hattiesburg, Raye (Frank) Brooks of Water Valley; a son, Gary (Pat) Ledbetter of Bruce; a sister, Bobbie (Reginald) Henry of Houlka; two brothers, Jake Morris (Junior) Ledbetter Jr. of Enid and Thomas Mack Ledbetter of Bruce; 12 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Odell Simpson Ledbetter; his parents, Jake Morris Ledbetter and Winnie McCormick Ledbetter; a son-in-law, Charles Worley; sisters, Elvie Howell, Lavell Muffoletto and Martha Flippo; and a brother, Clanis Ledbetter.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Clint Camp, Keith Camp, Ken Camp, Brad Ledbetter, Todd Lewis and Kenneth Worley.
Honorary pallbearers will be his granddaughters, Priscilla Gunn, Angie Hodge, Brandi Ledbetter, Angela Lewis, Traci Patton and Sherry Tate.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at www.parkermemorialfuneral homes.com.
James Wadley
ABBEVILLE – James Wadley, 49, died Friday, March 23, 2012, at Baptist Hospital East in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
Henry Carr
HOUSTON – Henry “Chicken” Carr died Friday, March 23, 2012, at Oktibbeha County Hospital in Starkville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial of Okolona.
Bobby Bowen
ABERDEEN – Bobby Len Bowen, 40, died Thursday, March 22, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen.
Mary Berry
HOULKA – Mary Lee Mitchell Berry, 50, died Thursday, March 15, 2012, at St. Francis Hospital-Bartlett in Memphis. She was a native of Houston and the daughter of Cora Mitchell and the late Joe Lee Mitchell Jr. She was a member of Second Baptist Church in Houston. She loved fishing, shopping, watching TV, cooking and laughing and having fun with family and friends.
Services will be at noon today at Second Baptist Church in Houston. The Rev Eugene Brandon will officiate. Burial will be in East County Line Cemetery in Houlka. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, Charles Berry of Houlka; her mother, Cora Lee Mitchell of Houston; one daughter, Cammie Berry of Houlka; two sons, Antintono Berry and Charles Berry Jr. both of Houlka; three sisters, Norma Mitchell (M.L.) and Patricia (Minister David) Wright, all of Houston, and Loretta Gordon of Houlka; one brother, Lewis Mitchell of Houston; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Aarron and Ida Bell Berry of Houlka; and five grandchildren.
Zalie Washington
ASHLAND – Zalie Mae Hamer Washington, 73, died Monday, March 19, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven. She was a retired schoolteacher for the Benton County School System in Ashland. She was a member of Harris Chapel M.B. Church in Ashland and first lady of the Upper Salem M.B. Church. She was a member of the Mississippi Education Association and Who’s Who Among American Teachers, and a life member of the NAACP.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ashland High School Gymnasium with the Rev. Martin L. Bowers officiating. Burial will be in Cottrell Memorial Garden in Holly Springs. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, the Rev. Walter A. Washington of Ashland; five children, the Rev. Patrick (Vicki) Washington of Ashland, Pastor Roger (Callye) Price of Beaumont, Calif., Walter (Rhonda) Washington Jr. of Vallejo, Calif., Brenda (Eldridge) Bogs of Ashland and Linda (Phillip) Iweze of Columbia, Mo.; 19 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two children, Sharon Price and Joey Price.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in repose from 1 to 1:55 p.m. Sunday at the Ashland High School Gym.
Beverly Price
MATTHEWS, S.C. – Beverly Vinson Price, 68, died Tuesday, March 21, 2012, after a long illness. She was born Sept. 19, 1944, in Tupelo to George Marlin Vinson and Cleta Wade Vinson. She was a graduate of Tupelo High and Mississippi State College for Women. She worked for the Mississippi Welfare Department and later in Charlotte for the personnel department at Ivey’s. She was a longtime member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church, where she served in many roles including the Newcomer Committee, Altar Guild, and taught Sunday School. She volunteered for Habitat for Humanity and Loaves and Fishes. In her early years, she enjoyed tennis and playing bridge. She will be remembered for her caring and compassionate heart as a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and grandmother.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Andrews Episcopal Church. Carolina Funeral Service and Cremation Center of Charlotte, N.C., is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Terrell Price; her daughter, Ashley Wilkens; her grandchildren, Harrison and Madelyn Wilkens; her brother, Bud Vinson; and her sister, Shirley Smith.
Donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 9801 Southern Pines Blvd, Charlotte, NC, 28273; or Hospice of Charlotte, 1420 E 7th St., Charlotte, NC, 28204.
Online condolences may be addressed to www.carolinafuneral.com.
Max H. Stone
TUPELO – Max H. Stone, 91, died Friday, March 23, 2012, at Sanctuary Hospice House after an extended illness. He was born June 19, 1920, in Tremont to Dr. Clyde G. and Willie Gandy Stone. He retired from Farmers Home Administration, where he worked as a loan officer. He was a veteran of the Unites States Army Air Force Unit. He served in World War II as a staff sergeant with the 458th Bomber Group, where he was a tail gunner on a B24 liberator. He flew 36 missions over Northern France, Ardennes Forest, Normandy and Germany. He was an avid Mississippi State Bulldog fan. He loved watching football games and cheering for his Bulldogs, especially when they beat Ole Miss. He was a member of Palmetto First United Methodist Church.
A celebration of life service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel, with the Rev. Dennis Fink officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Nettie Phillips Tones of Palmetto community; his sons, Max Len Stone of Gulfport and Kevin Stone of Vicksburg; his stepson, Mike Phillips (June) of Palmetto; his stepdaughter, Martha Waycaster (Benny) of Palmetto; his son-in-law, Fain Pannell of Palmetto; eight grandchildren, Barbara Avera (Jimmy), Brandi Stone, Debbie Dodson (Robert), Cindy Stanford (Brad), Brad Waycaster (Pam), Greg Waycaster (Kathy), Ginger Miller (Matt) and Courtney Phillips (Drew); seven great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; three nephews, John Metcalf, Clyde Metcalf, and Mike Stone; and one niece, Martha Ann Thompson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his twin sister, Maxine Tullos, his sister, Lazette Miller; three brothers, Clyde Stone, Woodrow Stone and Bunyan Stone; and one stepdaughter, Brenda Pannell.
Pallbearers will be John Metcalf, Clyde Metcalf, Gary Stone, Johnny Metcalf, Brad Stanford, Robert Dodson, Brad Waycaster and Greg Waycaster.
Honorary pallbearers include Kenneth Thomason, David Powell, Jerry Whitt, Ricky Marshall, Mike Stone, Matt Miller and Drew Dahlem.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. today and from 1 p.m. to service time Sunday.