Obituaries March 26, 2011

Jacob Dunn
HOUSTON- Jacob Sage Dunn died Thursday, March 24, 2011, at his residence. He was born Nov. 17, 2010, at West Point to Larry Eugene Dunn Jr. and Monique Ann Rawley Dunn.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Faith Bible Church in Houston with Bro. Johnny Cherry. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his parents, Larry Eugene Dunn Jr. and Monique Ann Rawley Dunn of Houston; his grandparents, Robert Lee and Kimberly Sue Rawley of Houston, and Larry and Lynn Dunn of Houston; his great-grandparents, Donna and Lee Schomburg of Houston, and Glenn and Bessie Calder of Coffeeville; his great-great-grandparents, Mary Lyons of Florida and Mary Grace Lilles of Coffeeville; his two uncles, Lee Rawley and Daniel Dunn, and one aunt, Tamrin Dunn, all of Houston; and several aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Tom Lyons, Charlie and Bobbie Jean Dunn.
For online condolences visit, www.memorialfuneralhomehouston.com
Edward Walker
OXFORD – Edward Dean Walker, 87, died Thursday, March 24, 2011, at Darlington Oaks Hospice in Verona. Born in Denmark, Miss., he was a veteran of World War II. He served as a sergeant in the 35th Infantry Division and was wounded in action in France during the early days of the invasion. He was a retired teacher and coach. He was a member of Toccopola Baptist Church, where he was a choir director and a Sunday School teacher. He enjoyed singing with the Walker Family Gospel Group, especially singing at Graceland Care Center for 25 years. He loved to cook and spend time with his many friends.
A graveside service will be at 11:30 a.m. today at Springdale Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one sister, Genendle Parker of Oxford; two brothers, Ken Walker of Oxford and Jim Walker of Montgomery, Texas; and nine nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Peggy Vines.
Memorial contributions may be made to Springdale Cemetery Fund, 230 CR 431, Oxford, MS 38655.
In honor of Mr. Walker’s service to his country the flag of the United States Army will be flown at Waller Funeral Home during the time of services.
To send an online condolence, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. today at the funeral home.
Rosemary Alinder
SALTILLO – Rosemary Love Alinder, 73, formerly of Columbus, died Thursday, March 24, 2011, at Homeplace of Saltillo. She was born Dec. 16, 1937, in Memphis to John E. and Louise Moore Love. She was a graduate of Ackerman High School and Belhaven College. She was a retired English teacher and a member of Lawndale Presbyterian Church of Tupelo.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Main Street Presbyterian Church of Columbus with Rev. Bill Bradford and Rev. David Strain officiating. Interment will follow at Friendship Cemetery. Gunter amp& Peel Funeral Home of Columbus is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, James B. Alinder of Tupelo; a daughter, Mary Jo Alinder Tate of Tupelo; and her grandchildren, Forrest Tate, Andrew Tate, Perry Tate and Thomas Tate, all of Tupelo.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Louise Alinder.
Pallbearers will be Allan Brewer, Russ Russell, Charles Russell Berry, Rusty Benson, Danny Williams and Rick Wright.
Memorials may be made to the Palmer Home for Children, P.O. Box 746, Columbus, MS 39703.
Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the church.
LaVerne Samples
WICHITA FALLS, Texas – LaVerne Cook Samples, 77, died at her home. She was born Feb. 22, 1934, to George and Willie Dean Moss Cook in Ennif, Okla. Mrs. Samples was an LVN and retired from the North Mississippi Medical Center. She loved cooking and having family and friends over and playing games with her kids and grandkids.
Family will receive friends at the First Baptist Church of Lakeside City from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday with services following. Burial will be at the Camp Creek Cemetery in Guntown at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 30, at 10 am. Heritage Funeral Home of Bowie in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Samples is survived by sons, Kenneth Samples and wife Katie of Wichita Falls, Jeremy Samples and wife, Melinda, of Blue Springs; daughters, Debra Weiss and husband, Paul, of Wichita Falls amd Brenda Best of Fort Worth. and Vickie Howard and husband, Randal, of Bowie, Texas; sisters, Dale Bullard of Tulsa, Okla., Shirley Williams of Plano, Texas, and Orpha Sidlauskas of Iowa Park, Texas; a brother, Jimmy Cook of Iowa Park, Texas; 14 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, George and Willie Dean Cook; jer husband, Edward Samples; brothers, Marnie and Dewayne Cook; sisters, Dorothy Brothers and Alpha Hammett; son, Larry Samples, grandson, Troy Dean Samples and granddaughter, Ashley Weiss.
Family will receive friends at the First Baptist Church of Lakeside City from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday with services following. Burial will be at the Camp Creek Cemetery in Guntown at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 30, at 10 am. Heritage Funeral Home of Bowie in charge of arrangements.
Janice K. Wright
NETTLETON – Janice K. Wright, 60, died Friday, March 25, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Lou Ella George
WALNUT – Lou Ella Mauldin George, 92, died Thursday, March 24, 2011, at the Rest Haven Nursing Home in Ripley.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley. Burial will be in Providence Cemetery in Tiplersville.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 7 a.m. to service time Sunday at the funeral home.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.
Joe George
RED BAY, Ala. – Joe Phillip George, 67, died Friday, March 25, 2011, at his residence.
He was a native of Alabama. He was retired from Sunshine Mills after more than 30 years. He was a Baptist.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay with Bro. Billy Nichols officiating. Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery at Vina, Ala. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are his wife, Sherry George of Red Bay; one brother, Junior George (Requina) of Russellville, Ala.; one sister, Janice Strickland of Muscle Shoals, Ala.; two grandsons, Matthew Cole (Mandy) and Brandon Cole, all of Red Bay; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan George Cole; his parents, Albert and Opal Pounders George; and a brother, Billy George.
Pallbearers will be Matthew Cole, Brandon Cole, Daryl Strickland, David Strickland, Kevin George and Jimmy Shewbart.
Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. and until service time on Sunday at the funeral home.
Rudolph Gilbert
PONTOTOC – Rudolph Columbus Gilbert, 88, died Thursday, March 24, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Pontotoc.
He was a veteran of World War II, a Shriner and a member of the Masonic Lodge. He worked for Futorian Furniture for 37 years. He was a Baptist and a member of Pleasant Grove Church. He was a special uncle who lived life to the fullest.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with Bro. Fred Hartley and Bro. Robert Armstrong officiating.
Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include nieces, Amy Sherrill Clayton (Vernon), Marla Joy Sherrill and Joan Schiele; nephews, Mike Taylor, Ricky Taylor, Tommy Taylor, Timmy Taylor, Jimmy Taylor and Barry Stewart; a great-niece, Courtney Clayton Moore, and a great-nephew, Adam Sherrill.
He was preceded in death by his father, Newton Columbus Gilbert; his mother, Era Stegall Gilbert; sisters, Janell Stuart, Cubell Matthews, Mary Sue Sherrill Odel, Norma Taylor and Ludean Gilbert; two nieces, Barbara Matthews and Kathy Taylor; a nephew, Steve Sherrill; and a great-niece, Tiffany Clayton.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Matthews, Larry Roberts, Tracy Bolen, Robby Johnson, Jeff Elliot and John Bean.
Visitation will continue from 1 to 2 p.m. today.
Mavis Shewbart
RED BAY, Ala. – Mavis L. Coker Shewbart, 78, died Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at the Russellville Hospital. She was a native of Franklin County, Ala., and a housewife. She was of the Baptist faith.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay with Bro. Dan Hindman officiating. Burial will be in Burnout Cemetery at Vina, Ala. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are three children, Diana Marcello (Bruce) of Miami, Fla., Martha Holt (Jackie) of Florence, Ala., and Renee Harris of Red Bay; two special granddaughters, Brittany Day of Vina, Ala., and Heather Marcello of Massachusetts; two special grandsons, Jason Marcello of Maryland and Justin Marcello of Florida; three great-grandchildren, Annabella, Layla and Robert Jason Marcello Jr.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ellis and Flossie Lewey Coker, and a son, Jerry Lee Shewbart.
Pallbearers will be Talmadge Lewey, Carl Lewey, Norris Lewey, Horace Lewey, Villis Lewey and Bruce Marcello.
Visitation will be until service time today at the funeral home.
Janie Brady
FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz. – Janie Kelley Brady, 68, died Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at Eckstein Center Hospice of the Valley in Scottsdale, Ariz. She was born Sept. 6, 1942, in Water Valley. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Fountain Hills, Ariz.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce with Bro. Darrell Logan officiating and Rev. Robert Earl Alexander assisting. Burial will be in Spring Creek Cemetery at Banner.
Survivors include her husband, Ivan Brady of Fountain Hills, Ariz.; two sons, Todd Mitchell Brady of Phoenix, Ariz., and Tye Michael Brady (Crista) of Southborough, Mass.; her father, John Wayne Kelley of Banner; one sister, Elnora Castleberry (Tim) of Banner; two grandchildren, Bridget and Sophia Brady; one nephew, Jeff Hunt, and one niece, Tracy Hunt; one great-nephew, Channing Hunt, and one great-niece, Jayden Hunt.
Pallbearers will be Tim Castleberry, Channing Hunt, Jeff Hunt, Tracy Hunt, Jimmy Miles and Craig Turner.
The online register book can be signed at www.parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Lavelle Johnson
FULTON – Lavelle Johnson, 92, died Friday, March 25, 2011. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Senter Funeral Home in Fulton.
Herlon Hill
BOONEVILLE – Herlon Hill, 80, died Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. He was born March 1, 1931, in Prentiss County to William Lee Hill and Minnie Nichols Hill. He was a graduate of Wheeler High School, Keegan’s School of Broadcasting and Electronics in Memphis, and Hinds Junior College. He worked for International Harvester in Memphis before his induction into the U. S. Army on Nov. 7, 1951. He fought in the Korean War and was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. As a result of wounds he sustained in a battle in the Kumwa Valley on Oct. 14, 1952, he spent 10 months recovering in an Army hospital in Augusta, Ga., and was granted a 100 percent service-connected disability by the Veterans Administration. Following his discharge, he was a television and radio repairman. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Baldwyn. He enjoyed playing dominoes and Rook, and he was an avid fan of high school basketball, the Ole Miss Rebels and the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
Services with military honors will be at 11 a.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jim Irvin and Bro. Bobby Hankins officiating. Burial will be in the Corinth National Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ann Marshall Hill; two sons, Trent Hill (Beverly) and Jon Hill (Donna), all of Booneville; a daughter, Luanne Huguley (Rob) of Covington, La.; a brother, Raymond Hill of Baldwyn; a sister, Letha Dixon of Olive Branch; six grandchildren, Jordan Hill (Kelley) of Ridgeland, Tyler Hill of Oxford, Daniel Hill, Lindie Hill and Reed Hill, all of Booneville, and Nicole Huguley of Covington, La.; nieces and nephews; and his caregiver, Jerry Melson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Earnelle DeVaughn and Morine Ryan.
Pallbearers are his grandsons and Jerry Melson. Memorials may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House, P. O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38803.

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