By NEMS Daily Journal
HOLLY SPRINGS – Andrew Jackson Bowie, 86, of Holly Springs died Sunday, March 28, 2010, at Christopher’s Personal Care Home in Holly Springs. He was born July 6, 1923, in McCool. He was a member of the Holly Springs First United Methodist Church, where he served on the Administrative Board and as a lay leader. He retired from the USDA Sedimentation Laboratory in Oxford, where he was a research hydraulic engineer. He received the Distinguished Service Award from the American Society of Agricultural Engineers and the Mississippi Section of ASAE. He was named Engineer of the Year and served as president of the Mississippi Section and vice president of the Southeast Region of Agricultural Engineers. He served as chairman of the National Committee on erosion control research.
He served his country honorably in World War II, where he saw action at the Battle of the Bulge as a member of the U.S. Army 527th Engineers Company. He later joined the Air Force Reserves where he retired with the rank of lieutenant colonel. He was a lifetime member of the Holly Springs Lions Club. He was a graduate of Mississippi State University and was a life member of the MSU Alumni Association.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Ruby Sanders Bowie of Holly Springs; three daughters, Carolyn Greene Herting (Dave) of Mandeville, La., Betty Burch (Manny) of Holly Springs and Vicky Griffith (Scott) of Hernando; brother, William Scott Bowie of Tupelo; five grandsons, Matthew Edwin Greene of Chicago, Jonathan Andrew Burch of Holly Springs, Michael Scott Greene of Madisonville, La., Jason Bowie Burch of Southaven and Christopher Scott Griffith of Hernando; and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today, March 30, 2010, at the First United Methodist Church in Holly Springs with the Rev. Milton Whatley and the Rev. Doyle Mitchell officiating. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. at the church prior to service. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Holly Springs.
Memorials may be sent to the First United Methodist Church in Holly Springs.
The family would like to personally thank the staff of Christopher’s Personal Home Care and A&E Hospice.
Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
GORE SPRINGS – Cassanda Faulkner Potts, 33, died Saturday, March 27, 2010, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc. Burial will be in the North Oxford Baptist Cemetery.
Survivors include one brother, Tray Faulkner; one sister, Christy Forrest; one daughter, Katy Potts; one son, Pete Potts; two sisters, Arlinda Faulkner and Deann Stilwell; nieces, Lucy Faulkner and Santana Lott; nephews, Joel Faulkner, Jaime Faulkner, Will Faulkner and Cooper Faulkner.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Margie Faulkner, and her father, Jim Faulkner.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from noon to service time Wednesday.
Send all donations to Tutor Memorial Funeral Home, 270 Coffee St., Pontotoc, MS 38863.
James Wilhite Sr.
BOONEVILLE – James M. Wilhite Sr., 66, died Sunday, March 28, 2010, at Regency Hospital in Meridian. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean War. He was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church of Booneville. He enjoyed attending auctions and working his booth at the flea market.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bobby White officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery.
He is survived by one son, James Wilhite Jr. (Melissa) of Corinth; one brother, Don E Wilhite (Becky) of Booneville; one sister-in-law, Nancy Wilhite of Booneville; and three grandchildren, Madison, Harrison and Norah Kate Wilhite of Corinth.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James P. Wilhite Sr. and Maggie Pearl Prentiss Wilhite; one sister, Linda Wilhite; and one brother, Clarence A. Wilhite.
Pallbearers will be Doug Prentiss, Wesley Spencer, Tony Miller, Eugene Miller, Jackie Prentiss and Chris Prentiss.
Visitation will continue today until service time.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
NEW ALBANY – Hugh David Robertson, 78, died Sunday, March 28, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born March 7, 1932, in New Albany to Ralph Whitten Robertson and Edna Adair Robertson. He was retired from the United States Air Force as a staff sergeant, serving in both the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was a member of the Ingomar United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the United Funeral Service Chapel in New Albany with the Rev. Kerry Powell and Mr. Robertson’s nephew, Dr. Jesse Robertson, officiating. Burial will be in the Vista Memorial Park.
He is survived by his mother, Rivers Murrah Robertson of New Albany; his wife of 57 years, Barbara Bennett Robertson of New Albany; three daughters, Pat Ashley (Norris), Donna Gilliam and Ginger Spencer (Bob), all of New Albany; a son, Bill Robertson (Debbie) of Tupelo; two sisters, Shirley Smedley (Frank) of LeFeria, Texas, and Mary Langford of Tupelo; a brother, Troy Robertson (Novene) of New Albany; eight grandchildren, Kellan Ashley of Cleveland, Ohio, Jonathan Ashley (Kelly) of New Albany, Kerrianne Ashley of Tupelo, Amber Gilliam Tolbert (Josh) of New Albany, Brittni Gilliam of New Albany, Ashley Robertson of South Fork, Colo., Carrie Spencer of New Albany and Gray Spencer of New Albany.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Charles Robertson.
Pallbearers will be Gene Cooksey, Donald Dodd, Bob Spencer, Gene Callaway, Jonathan Ashley and Norris Ashley. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Ingomar Methodist Men’s Sunday School Class and the American Legion.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ingomar Methodist Church or a charity of the donor’s choice.
In honor of Mr. Robertson, United Funeral Service Inc. will fly the flag of the United States Air Force at the funeral home during visitation and service.
Jack Tumblin IV
BRUCE – Jack B. Tumblin IV, 31, died Friday, March 26, 2010, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce.
IUKA – Freeman Johnson, 69, died Monday, March 29, 2010. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ludlam Funeral Home of Iuka.
TISHOMINGO – Freeman Floyd, 71, died Monday, March 29, 2010, at Carrington House in Iuka. He was a lifelong member of South Crossroads Baptist Church. He was retired from MDOT with 33 years of service. He was a Mason and a member of the Paden Lodge 412 Famp&AM. He enjoyed gardening and raising cattle, and loved spending time with his family.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at South Crossroads Baptist Church with Bro. Mike Neighbors and Bro. James Herman Gray officiating. Burial will be in South Crossroads Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Michael Floyd (Elizabeth) of Tishomingo and Tommy Floyd (Stacy) of Burnsville; one daughter, Karen Bryant (Larry) of Tishomingo; five grandchildren, Kelley Bryant, Jason Bryant, Taylor Floyd, Cassie Floyd and Marlon Floyd.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor Floyd; his son, David “Vant” Floyd; and his parents, Everet and Arrie Floyd.
Pallbearers will be Rick Dunn, Danny Gattis, Tommy Pounders, Benny Parrish, Johnny Turner and Keith Lovelace.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heart to Heart Hospice.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
TUPELO – James E. “Jimmy” McNutt, 75, died Sunday, March 28, 2010, at Community Hospice at Darlington Oaks in Verona after an extended illness. A Lee County native, he was born on Nov. 22, 1934, to James Troy McNutt and Nina Opal Crump McNutt. He attended the public schools of Tupelo. He married Billie Cook on June 27, l953. He had a 45-year career with Mississippi Valley Gas Company, where he was a valued and well-respected employee, retiring as district superintendent. He was a lifelong active member of the East Main Church of Christ, where he served as a Sunday School teacher for 49 years, a deacon for four years and an elder for 25 years. He enjoyed camping, working in his shop and watching tugboats on the Tenn Tom Waterway. He was a master personal records keeper, a numbers man and a much beloved husband, father and grandfather.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the East Main Church of Christ with Ministers Brad McNutt, Troy McNutt and Darrell Beard officiating. A private burial will follow in Tupelo Memorial Park. Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Billie Cook McNutt of Tupelo; his daughter, Phyllis Gayle Turner (Danny Lee) of Tupelo; two sons, Troy E. McNutt (Susan) of Tupelo and Mark A. McNutt (Susan) of the Furrs community; his grandchildren, Jeremy, Clay, Brad (Brooke), Luke, Jonathan, Holly and Mallory McNutt, Dan Turner and Lori Turner Westmoreland; one great-grandchild, Hannah Westmoreland; two nephews, Terry Jones (Rose Ann) of Hickory Flat and Cole “Sonny” Jones of Batesville.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Willard McNutt; and a sister, Neva McNutt Jones.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Jeremy, Clay, Brad, Luke and Jonathan McNutt, and Dan Turner.
Honorary pallbearers will be his son-in-law, Danny Turner; church elders, Bobby Nichols, Mike Ratliff and Dennis Hallmark; church members, Grady McCaskill, Bill Martin, Steve Kelly and Perry Hand; and Mississippi Valley Gas associates, Jerry McKee, George Wilson, Rush Robbins, Terry Herring, Cecil Harris and Mitch Smith.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Tupelo Chapel.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; East Main Church of Christ Library Fund, 1606 East Main St., Tupelo, MS 38804; or the Memphis School of Preaching, 3950 Forest Hill Irene Road, Memphis, TN 38125-2560.
ABERDEEN – Sara Quin, 83, died Friday, March 26, 2010, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory.
CORINTH – Pernie L. Skelton Andrews, 91, died Sunday, March 28, 2010, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was born Sept. 12, 1918. She was a homemaker and a member of Tate Baptist Church. She loved her family and friends and was a caregiver for all of them. She enjoyed working outside and church activities. She loved life and lived it to the fullest.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Dr. Joseph Leonard Pratt, Charlie Browning and the Rev. Mickey Trammel will officiate. Burial will be in Little Flock Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Audie Lee Skelton of Corinth; one daughter, Rebecca Jane “Becky” Skelton Earnest and husband, John; four stepsons, John M. Andrews and wife, Glenda, of Corinth, Gary G. Andrews and wife, Linda, of Yazoo City, Ronnie L. Andrews and wife, Donna, of Corinth, and Judd T. Andrews and wife, Becky, of Kinder, La.; one stepdaughter, Edith Andrews Jones of Corinth; three grandchildren, John Skelton, Laurie Stephenson and husband, Bob, and Todd Earnest and wife, Michelle; seven great-grandchildren; 16 stepgrandchildren, Sherry Kaye Jones, James Christopher “Chris” Jones, Kim Rhodes and husband, Jim, Amy Bright and husband, Darren, Michelle Leitner and husband, David, Laurie Swindle, Jennifer Walsh and husband, Craig, Melanie Rocker and husband, Bubba, Grant Andrews and wife, Mary Catherine, Kristie Andrews, J.T. Andrews, Stacy Cramer, Tammy Brock and husband, Roger, Tarea Cooper and husband, Daniel, Rodney Andrews and Tabitha Andrews; 25 stepgreat-grandchildren; two sisters, Lessie M. Gattis Foster and husband, J.Y., of Corinth and Tressie P. Whitfield of Lancaster, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Armor Lee Skelton; her second husband, Lawrence Malcom “Shorty” Andrews; a stepson, Ted D. Andrews; a granddaughter, Tracie; her parents, Henry Walter and Mary Jane Dickerson Defoor; her sisters, Oma Shackelford, Suda Adams, Nuel Depoyster, Jewel Depoyster and Lona Marie Barnes her brothers, Leroy Defoor, Charlie Defoor, Earnest Defoor, Arnie Defoor and Cecil Defoor; a son-in-law, James Buford Jones; and a daughter-in-law, Beckie Skelton.
Pallbearers will be Todd Earnest, Eddie Whitfield, Larry Gattis, J.T. Andrews, Grand Andrews and Rodney Andrews. Honorary pallbearers will be her Sunday School Class at Tate Baptist Church.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from noon to service time Wednesday.
FULTON – Wyatt Edsel Griffin, 88, died Sunday, March 28, 2010, at his home. He was born Jan. 11, 1922, in Itawamba County to Walter and Ivy Sederia Johnson Griffin. He was a member of Sandy Springs Baptist Church. He was retired from the U.S. Navy with 25 years of service. He also worked for Mueller Brass for 15 years.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bill Adams officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Vernon Cemetery.
Survivors include one sister, Eloise Swain of Fulton; 10 nieces and nephews, David Swain, Kaye Mann, Keith Swain, Lisa Schwartz, Beth Rabon, Lynne Henley, Douglas Griffin, Neal Griffin, Lemar Griffin and Vance Griffin; one sister-in-law, Carolynne Griffin of Huntsville, Ala.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Willoudby Griffin; his parents; one brother, Hassell Griffin; and one sister, Lurel Spencer.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to service time Wednesday.
CUMMING, Ga. – Willodene Gallahar Duncan, 82, formerly of Jacinto, died Friday, March 26, 2010, at Cumming Nursing Center in Cumming, Ga.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at Jacinto Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Glen is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Jacinto Cemetery Fund.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
UNION SPRINGS, Ala. – Hazel Harrington Dollar, 97, formerly of Blue Mountain, died Sunday, March 28, 2010, at Bullock County Hospital in Union Springs, Ala. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home in Ripley. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
HARVEST, Ala. – Kenneth C. “Kenny” McKinney, 55, died Saturday, March 27, 2010, at his residence. He was born on Oct. 1, 1954, in Corinth. He graduated from Hazel Green High School in 1972 and accepted a football scholarship to Vanderbilt University, playing the following year. He then turned his focus to baseball, and in 1973 was a first round draft pick for the Chicago Cubs, but chose to stay in school. He then signed with Yavapai Junior College, where he played for two seasons and was named an All-American. In 1975, he transferred to Memphis State to play baseball for two more years. He was then drafted to play for the Oakland A’s. For the last 26 years, he was employed by Primerica, working in insurance and stocks. In 2008, he was inducted into the Huntsville-Madison County Sports Hall of Fame.
Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. today at Asbury United Methodist Church. Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today. Madison Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Amy; sons, Tyler McKinney and his wife, Jennifer, of Madison, Ala., and Whitney and Patrick McKinney of Harvest, Ala.; his parents, Kenneth and Sara McKinney of Vernon, Ala.; siblings and their spouses, Kathy McKinney of East Limestone, Ala., Scott and Stacy McKinney of Madison, Ala., Sally and Tim Wiygul of Tupelo, Beth and Tommy Herring of Gadsden, Ala., and David and Michelle McKinney of Gordo, Ala.; his mother-in-law and father in law, Joey and Jerry Crick; a brother and sister-in-law, Marty and Debbie Smith; and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Department 142, Memphis, TN 38148, Tribute Number 25846912; or the American Cancer Society, 2745 Bob Wallace Avenue, Suite A, Huntsville, AL 35805.
Online condolences may be made at www.madisonchapelfuneralhome.com.
Sammy Hall Sr.
NETTLETON – Sammy Clifton “Brud” Hall Sr. died Friday, March 26, 2010. He was born June 29, 1921, in Nettleton to Percy and Ella O. (Marion) Hall. He was a lifelong, faithful member of Springhill M.B. Church in Nettleton. He married Johnnie Mae Burney on June 2, 1946. They had six children. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was honorably discharged. He retired from Frisco (now Burlington-Northern) Railroad Co. He enjoyed fishing and gardening. He will be remembered for his commitment to his family, visiting the sick and being a man of his word.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Spring Hill M.B. Church in Nettleton. The Rev. Johnny Jointer will officiate. Jackson Mortuary of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Johnnie Mae Hall; four sons, Sammy Hall Jr. of Nettleton, Stanley and Steven (Teressa) Hall of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Glenn Hall of Shannon; two daughters, Doris (Barry) Brownridge of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Edith D. Fields of Nettleton; one sister, Naxine Clay of Nettleton; 17 grandchildren, three adopted grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild; one nephew, three nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Stacy Hall and Percy Hall Jr.; two sisters, Lizzie Childs and Teresa McDaniel; and one grandson, Lawrence (Sterlyn) Fields.
Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. today, and family hour will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today the funeral home. The body will lie in state from 11 a.m. to service time Wednesday at the church.
TUSCUMBIA, Ala. – Virginia Annette Schiller, 68, died Monday, March 29, 2010, at ECM Hospital in Florence, Ala.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala. Burial will be in the Red Bay City Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and until service time Thursday at the funeral home.
OKOLONA – Dona Floyd, 101, died Sunday, March 28, 2010, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial Funeral Home of Okolona.
Lillie Mae Lockridge
TUPELO – Lillie Mae Lockridge, 84, died Monday, March 29, 2010, at Tupelo Nursing and Rehab after a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Lee Memorial Funeral Home.
CORINTH – Shirley Mae Tice Hussey, 63, died Monday, March 29, 2010, at her home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to service time Wednesday.
RIPLEY – Jessica Hope Moffitt, 7, died Sunday, March 28, 2010, at the Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. She touched many lives and brought joy to her family and friends.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Bro. John Mark Decker officiating. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery in Blue Mountain.
Survivors include her father, Hughey Moffitt of Ripley; her mother, Dara Nicole Kelly of Blue Mountain; three sisters, Amber Lynn Moffitt of Ripley, Abbie Leigh McKinney of Booneville and Kaylee Anne McKinney of Blue Mountain; two brothers, Michael James Kelly of Blue Mountain and Michael Dalton Moffitt of Ripley; her grandparents, Sherry Moffitt of Ripley, Archie and Carla Bryant of Doniphan, Mo., and Michael Kelly of Blue Mountain; her great-grandparents, Elizabeth and Carlis Shoffner, and Bill and Nylene Austin, all of Ripley, Mattie Huddleston of Booneville, and Jim and Ann Kelly of Blue Mountain; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Colton Lane McKinney, and her grandfather, Larry Moffitt Sr.
Pallbearers will be J.D. Moffitt, Chad Bishop, Zackery Akins and Larry Moffitt Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Terry Lansdale and Bondy Akins.
Visitation will continue from 7 a.m. to service time today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be sent to LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center, 50 N. Dunlap St., Memphis, TN 38103.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.
CORINTH – Clyde Nance, 99, died Friday, March 26, 2010, at the Mississippi Care Center.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Rest M.B. Church. Burial will be in St. Rest Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from noon to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
CORINTH – Andre Lee McGaha, 3, died Friday, March 26, 2010, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Hopewell M.B. Church. Burial will be in the Rienzi Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
BOONEVILLE – Finis Paul Botts, 87, died Monday, March 29, 2010, at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
BOONEVILLE – Virginia Irene Whitley, 77, died Sunday, March 28, 2010, at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility. She was born Dec. 22, 1932, in Prentiss County. She was a retired machine operator at Prentiss Manufacturing, and she was a Pentecostal. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, going to auctions and yard sales, and spending time with her family.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Larry Hill officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband, Luther Raymond Whitley Sr.; a son, Luther Whitley Jr. of Booneville; two daughters, Bobbie Hughes (Carlie) of Fulton and Mary Helen Adams (Ricky) of Booneville; a brother, Olen Nichols (Susie) of Mt. Clemens, Mich.; three grandchildren, Kendell King, Randy King and Chadwick Hughes; a son-in-law, Ray King of Booneville; seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Parker I. Nichols and Mamie Gertrude Jordan Whitley; a daughter, Judy King; a sister, Ethel Cole; a brother, Bobby Nichols; two granddaughters, Leslie Inman and Tammy King; and a grandson, James Rodney King.
Pallbearers are Kenny Bennett, Paul Bennet, Phillip Bennett and her three grandsons.
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Tommy Lewis Holland, son of Julian Holland (Helen) of Tupelo and the late Hattie Sullivan Holland, died suddenly Friday, March 26, 2010, at his home in Columbia, S.C. He grew up in the Palmetto community. He was the grandson of late Thomas McKinley and Ottie Hester Holland.
Services and burial will be in Columbia, S.C.