Obituaries, March 7, 2003

Irene Arnold, Corinth
Donald Brock, Fulton
Carmen Bullard, Brunswick, Ga.
Katie Carrback, Batesville
Alexander Corder, Bigfork, Mont.
Milton Criswell, Ripley
Zethel Crowley, Mathiston
David Elkins Sr., Ashland
Dabb Ferguson Jr., Fulton
Jerome Finger, Walnut
Teddy Foster, New Albany
Coylen Franks, Dorsey
Gladys Hicks, Lamar
Orville Hopkins, Red Bay, Ala.
Douglas Jones, Waterford
Mildred Jordan, Walnut
Fannie Mae Kirkwood, Oxford
Viola Knight, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Beatrice McClendon, Van Vleet
Gregg Montgomery, Aberdeen
Carrie Moore, Sheffield, Ala.
James Nunnally, Holly Springs
Dewey Oaks, Pontotoc
Oneal Owen, Hickory Flat
Mack Price, Saltillo
Jerome Reel, Milwaukee, Wis.
Mamie Reese, Houlka
Mary Alice Robinson, West Point
Elsie Ruth, Bruce
Ashley Smith, Pontotoc
Lucille Stewart, Aberdeen
Jewell Stroud, New Albany
Alice Taylor, Tupelo
Bernice Walker, Okolona
Thomas Williams, Clarksburg, Mo.
George Woodard, Holly Springs

Alice Taylor

Alice Jean Taylor, 60, died Monday, March 3, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. She was born June 20, 1942, in Pittsburgh, Pa., to James and Alvira Donatelli LeDonne. She was a retired employee of BancorpSouth. She enjoyed reading, gardening, traveling and spending time with her family.

There will be no service. Lee Memorial Funeral Home in Verona is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Taylor of Tupelo; her mother, Alvira LeDonne of Weston, Fla.; a son, James Taylor of Tupelo; three sisters, Patricia Reffner of Weston, Fla., Donna Perry and husband, Robert, of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Kathy Campbell of Weston, Fla.; four brothers, Norman LeDonne and wife, Betty, of Orlando, Fla., Robert LeDonne and wife, Linda, of Rotunda, Fla., Henry LeDonne and wife, Fran, of Phoenix, Ariz., and Alfred LeDonne of Pittsburgh, Pa.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Health Care Foundation Cancer Assistant Fund, 830 S. Gloster St., Tupelo MS 38801.

Katie Carrback

BATESVILLE – Katie O'Conner Dulin Carrback, 58, died Thursday, March 6, 2003, at her home. She was born May 28, 1944, in Como to George E. and Ida M. Holden O'Conner. She was a homemaker and a member of McIvor Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville with the Rev. Roger Howell and the Rev. Raye Legge officiating. Burial will be in McIvor Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Ronald E. Carrback of Courtland; a daughter, Patsy Lynn Dulin Cox of Courtland; a son, Michael Gene Dulin of Batesville; two sisters, Georgia Anne O'Conner Smith of Sardis and Janie Ruth O'Conner Holliway of Arkabutla; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

Carmen Bullard

BRUNSWICK, Ga. – Carmen Lee Bullard, formerly of Booneville, died Tuesday, March 4, 2003, at the Sunbridge Nursing and Rehab Facility. She was a member of New Hope Primitive Baptist Church and the former manager of the Town Motel in Booneville for many years. She enjoyed traveling, babysitting, and caring for the flowers in her yard. She was the wife of the late George Bullard, who died in 1981.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel in Booneville with Elder Benny Burcham and Elder Herman Clark officiating. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Wanda Bullard of St. Simon Island, Ga., and Saundra Smith of Booneville; two stepdaughters, Inez Wages and Bill Lowery, both of Booneville; a sister, Johnnie Fleming of Booneville; a brother, Charles Cole of Booneville; five grandchildren, Brad Smith, Tori Smith, Beverly Burcham, Greg Lowery and Mark Lowery.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Johnny and Alma Williams Cole; a sister, Sybil McDougal; and three brothers, Cecil Cole, J.C. Cole and Homer Cole.

Pallbearers will be Keaton Langston, Colby Langston, Joey Langston, Tim Cole, Gary Fleming, Greg Lowery, Rusty Cole, Johnny Cole, Jimmy McDougal, Sammy McDougal, Tommy McDougal, Gary Cole, Scott Cole and Mark Lowery.

Honorary pallbearers will be Shirley Tabler and Oneta Cole.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and until service time Saturday.

Milton L. Criswell

RIPLEY – Milton L. Criswell, 89, died Thursday, March 6, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany after a brief illness. He was a member of the Chapman Church of Christ. He was a retired farmer and a retired employee of Indian Head Sporting Goods.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel in Booneville with Bro. Mark Lindley officiating. Burial will be in Chapman Church of Christ Cemetery.

Survivors include four daughters, Carolyn Mauney of Memphis, Treva Lewellen of Ripley, Brenda Brown of Kilgore, Texas, and Wanda Orman of Ripley; two sons, Jodie Criswell and Kerry Criswell, both of Ripley; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosa Lee Bartlett Criswell; two brothers, John and Enos Criswell; a grandson, Lance Criswell; and a son-in-law, Coy Mauney.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Saturday.

Mildred Jordan

WALNUT – Mildred Turbeville Jordan, 77, Wednesday, March 5, 2003, at her home. She was a retired employee of ABC in Ashland. She was a member of Harmony Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Autry officiating. Burial will be in the Harmony Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Doris Allen and husband, Donnie, of Falkner and Diane McAdams of Vaiden; a sister, Dolie Boyd of Walnut; two grandchildren, David Allen of Ashland and Kristy Mercer of Falkner; three great-grandchildren, Taylor Mercer, Trey Mercer and Trenton Mercer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank R. Turbeville, and her parents, James R. and Julia A. Rutherford Brock.

Pallbearers will be John Coffer, Larry Brock, Paul Brock, Ronnie Boyd, Danny Stanford, Billy Gentry and Tommy Garrett.

Douglas Jones

WATERFORD – Douglas Jones, 84, died Monday, March 3, 2003, at his home in Waterford. He was a member of Greenfield Presbyterian Church in Waterford, where he was a senior elder and a member of the Finance Committee. He was a member of Waterford Masonic Lodge No. 450 and a machine operator for Memphis Hardwood Flooring Company in Potts Camp. He was the husband of the late Rosie Cook Jones.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Greenfield Presbyterian Church in Waterford with the Rev. Don Wilson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three daughters, Phlova Applewhite of Memphis, Eleanor Cummings of Atlanta and Olga Noah of St. Louis; a sister, Mattie Williams of Atlanta; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 10 to 10:55 a.m. Saturday at the church. There will be no viewing after the eulogy.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Greenfield Presbyterian in Waterford.

James Nunnally

HOLLY SPRINGS – James Arthur Nunnally, 59, formerly of Detroit, Mich., died Tuesday, March 4, 2003, at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis. He was a member of St. Leo's Catholic Church in Detroit and a former factory worker for the Chrysler Corp. in Warren, Mich.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Greenwood M.B. Church in Lamar with the Rev. Ronnie Franklin officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Janet Cooper Nunnally of Detroit; a daughter, Diane Nunnally-Stricklin of Detroit; two sons, James Arthur Nunnally Jr. and Darrick Nunnally, both of Detroit; five sisters, Catherine Foster and Lillie Duffie, both of Chicago, Eleanor Hampton and Mary Jones, both of Memphis, and Shirley McWhorter of Houston, Texas; seven brothers, Roy Nunnally of Indianapolis, Ind., and Willie Nunnally, John Nunnally, Lee Nunnally, Hubert Nunnally, Oscar Nunnally and Larry Nunnally, all of Holly Springs; four grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 10 to 10:55 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Viola N. Knight

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Viola N. Knight, 90, formerly of Guin, Ala., died Wednesday, March 5, 2003, in the Northport Medical Center. She was a native of Itawamba County. She was the daughter of the late Rev. A.M. and Tiny Stricklin Nix, and the wife of the late Robert Max Knight. She was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Northwood Hills Baptist Church in Northport, Ala., with the Rev. George Shaddix and Dr. Gene Carden officiating. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Guin City Cemetery in Guin, Ala. Norwood Funeral Home of Guin is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three daughters, Frankie Franklin of Dalton, Ga., Peggy Flippo of Guin, Ala., and Faye Samples of Leeds, Ala.; two sons, Brady Knight of Fort Deposit, Ala., and Allan Knight of Northport, Ala.; 25 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Polly Anderson of Fayette, Ala., and Maxine Brock of Denton, Texas; two brothers, A.M. Nix Jr. of Red Bay, Ala., and Guy Nix of California.

George Woodard

HOLLY SPRINGS – George Woodard, 77, died Wednesday, March 5, 2003, at Alliance Health Care in Holly Springs. He was born July 20, 1924, to George and Della Cox Woodard. He was a member of Chewalla Primitive Baptist Church, where he was pianist until becoming ill in 1998. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a retired employee of International Harvester.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Holly Springs Funeral Home with Bro. Donnie McPhearson officiating. Burial will be in Memphis Memory Garden in Memphis.

Survivors include his wife, Freddie Williamson Woodard of Holly Springs; a son, Frank Woodard of Rolling Hill, Mass.; two daughters, Sue Woodard Heard of New York, N.Y., and Sandy Willnett of Oak Harbor, Wash.; a brother, Bill Woodard of Sacramento, Calif.; a sister, Martha Cook of Sacramento, Calif.; five grandchildren.

Zethel Crowley

MATHISTON – Zethel Henley Crowley, 90, died Wednesday, March 5, 2003, at her home in Mathiston. She was born June 13, 1912, in Webster County. She was a homemaker and a member of Marvin Hill Methodist Church at Cumberland.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Marvin Hill Methodist Church with the Rev. Russ Akers and the Rev. Raleigh Richter officiating. Burial will be in Marvin Hill Cemetery. Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Peggy Murphree and Ruth Yarbrough, both of Mathiston; two sons, John Crowley of Mantee and Hugh Paul Crowley of Mathiston; 19 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; 19 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Crowley; two children, James Crowley and Polly Sue Nickels; and a grandchild, Barry Crowley.

Alexander Corder

BIGFORK, Mont. – Alexander Heath Corder, 19, died Sunday, March 2, 2003. He was born March 25, 1983, in Atlanta and received his elementary education there. He was baptized at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Marietta, Ga. He moved with his family to Bigfork, Mont., on July 4, 1996 and graduated from Bigfork High School in 2001. After attending FVCC, he worked for the past year in Ferndale as a log peeler for Mike Yacos. He planned to enter the University of Montana in the fall. He enjoyed hiking, hunting, fishing, camping and his work. He was devoted to his family and friends.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. today at Bigfork Chapel. Burial will be in the Swan View Memorial Cemetery in Bigfork. Johnson Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his parents, Max and Debbie Corder of Bigfork, Mont.; two brothers, Rush of Irvine, Calif., and Clint of Atlanta; his grandmothers, Alma D. Corder of Tupelo and Edith P. Heath of Columbus, Ga.

Ashley L. Smith

PONTOTOC – Ashley L. Smith, 13, died Thursday, March 6, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tutor Memorial Fuenral Home of Pontotoc.

Dewey T. Oaks

PONTOTOC – Dewey Thomas Oaks, 76, died Wednesday, March 5, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born in New Albany and lived in Pontotoc for the past 25 years. He served in the U.S. Army from 1944-1946. He retired from Day-Brite Lighting after 30 years.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Bro. Eddie Wren officiating. Burial will be in the Ingomar Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Eddie Oaks of Pontotoc; three grandchildren, Tommy, Reed and Lenny Oaks of Pontotoc; his former wife, Cuple Oaks of Pontotoc; three brothers.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Danny Ray Oaks; one brother; and three sisters.

Pallbearers will be Reed Oaks, Tommy Oaks, Mike Shelton, Danny Tucker, Johnny Kelly and Stanley Harpol.

Visitation will continue from 10 a.m. to service time today.

Thomas Williams

CLARKSBURG, Mo. – Thomas E. Williams, 72, died Friday, Feb. 14, 2003, at St. Mary's Health Center in Jefferson City, Mo. He was born May 7, 1930, in Phil Campbell, Ala. He attended schools in Mississippi. He worked at REA in Poplar Bluff and was an industrial machinist for International Shoe Company and later for California Manufacturing Company. He also was a carpenter and a cabinet maker. He was a member of Clarksburg Baptist Church, and a veteran of the U.S. Army and the Army National Guard Reserves.

Services were Sunday, Feb. 16, 2003, at Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Service of California, Mo., with the Rev. Leroy Moon officiating. A graveside service and burial was Monday, Feb. 17, at Black Creek Cemetery near Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Emerson Williams of Clarksburg, Mo.; a son, Thomas David Williams of Jefferson City, Mo.; two daughters, Angela Dianne Ventimiglia of Blue Springs, Mo., an Kathy Parrott of Grain Valley, Mo.; a brother, Ray Williams of Humboldt, Tenn.; two sisters, Marie Randolph of Nettleton and Avis Rollins of Amory; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to Clarksburg Baptist Church, Clarksburg MO 65025.

Beatrice McClendon

VAN VLEET – Beatrice “Mudear” “Aunt Bea” McClendon, 99, died Friday, Feb. 28, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Oct. 6, 1903, to the late Tim Buchanan and Luella Stanfield Buchanan. She was a lifelong member of the New Hope Methodist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at New Hope Methodist Church with the Rev. William Pickens officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Williams Memorial Funeral Home of Okolona is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a son, Waver C. McClendon of Houston; a brother, James Arthur McAllister of Houlka; eight grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will continue until noon today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Mary Alice Robinson

WEST POINT – Mary Alice Robinson, 83, died Saturday, March 1, 2003, at her daughter's home in West Point. She was a member of the Baptist Grove Church. She enjoyed visiting the sick and gardening.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Baptist Grove M.B. Church with the Rev. Joseph Lampkins officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Williams Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include four daughters, Janie Seals of Prairie, Annie P. Robinson and Mary Jo Shelton, both of West Point, and Georgia Robinson of Chicago; six sons, Jessie Robinson, Johnny Robinson, and James Robinson, all of West Point, Willie Robinson and William Robinson, both of Prairie, and David Robinson of Kentucky; 32 grandchildren; 61 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before Services.

Jerome Reel

MILWAUKEE – Jerome “Six Million” Reel died Sunday, March 2, 2003, in Milwaukee. He was a native of Houston and a 1969 graduate of Houston High School. He lived in Milwaukee for more than 20 years.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Bethlehem M.B. Church with the Rev. Joe Reel officiating. Burial will be in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Williams Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his mother, Sarah Reel of Houston; his grandmother, Mallie Mae Hatchett of Houlka; six sisters, Frances Hamilton and husband, Feaster, Joanne Reel, Virginia Reel, Clara McCauley, Polly Seals, and husband, Joe, and Shalandor Johnson and husband, Stan, all of Houston; four brothers, Dave Reel III of Milwaukee, Danny Reel and wife, Joann, the Rev. Joe Reel and wife, Jessie, and Ben Reel and wife, Jurldean, all of Houlka; two cousins and caregivers, Catherine Vance and Angela Vance, both of Milwaukee; a special uncle, David Hatchett.

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Gregg Montgomery

ABERDEEN – James Gregg Montgomery, 59, of Lebanon, Tenn., died Wednesday, March 5, 2003. He was born Feb. 10, 1944, to Charles W. and Rosa Mortimer Montgomery. He was a 1962 graduate of Aberdeen High School. He was a retired commander from the U.S. Coast Guard. He was a helicopter and jet instructor with the U.S. Coast Guard, stationed in Antarctica, Alaska, Mobile, Ala., Puerto Rico and California. He was a captain and a 737 pilot with American Airlines in Miami, Fla. He was associated with Hometown Building Supply in Gallatin. He was a member of the Baptist church. He enjoyed traveling. He loved humanity and knowledge and had a passion for life.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Alexander Funeral Home with Dr. Jim Fitch officiating. Burial will be in Crestview Memorial Park in Gallatin, Tenn.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with the Rev. Jimmy Harrington officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Garnetta Hays Montgomery of Lebanon, Tenn.; a son, James Gregory “Jay” Montgomery Jr. and wife, Angela, of Miami, Fla.; a daughter, Marcie Leigh Montgomery of San Francisco; a stepson, Jack Hays II of Lebanon, Tenn.; two stepdaughters, Michelle Browning and Tracey Hays, both of Louisville, Ky.; a sister, Anne Montgomery Lusk and husband, Jimmy Lee, of Aberdeen; a grandchild, Kirsten Michel Montgomery; two nephews, Lee M. Lusk and wife, April, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and James Pickett Lusk and wife, Tina, of Aberdeen; a great-niece, Lauren Lusk of Aberdeen; a great-nephew, J.P. Lusk of Aberdeen.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Justin Riley Montgomery; and a stepdaughter, Tara Hays.

Pallbearers will be Randy Self, Don Abbott, Mike Raley, Lee Lusk, Pickett Lusk, Nelson Goad and Alexis Mercado.

Honorary pallbearers will be American Airlines pilots.

Orville Hopkins

RED BAY, Ala. – Orville Hopkins, 71, died Thursday, March 6, 2003, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay.

Coylen Franks

DORSEY – Coylen Franks, 77, died Thursday, March 6, 2002, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Itawamba County, he was born Jan. 4, 1926, to Ulen and Sula Williams Franks. He retired from Day-Brite after 33 years. After retirement, he worked part-time for seven years at Dorsey Food Mart. He was a longtime member of Fawn Grove Freewill Baptist Church. He was a former member of the Racking Breeders Association. He enjoyed gardening and horse showing.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Mantachie with Bro. Terry Booker officiating. Burial wil be in the Fawn Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Juanita Franks of Dorsey; two sons and daughters-in-law, Coy Michael “Mike” and Janis Franks of Ballardsville, and Perry Len and Sharon Franks of Fawn Grove; two brothers, Harvey Franks of Dorsey, and Rudolph Franks and wife, Billie, of Tupelo; a sister, Carolyn Franks of Fawn Grove; five grandchildren, Jason Franks, Justin Franks, April Hood and husband, Jonathan, Kayla Franks and Anna Franks.

He was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Jackie Franks.

Pallbearers will be Mark Weathers, Steve Weathers, Larry Weathers, Woody Watson, Gary Franks and Jamie Franks.

Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 7 a.m. to service time Saturday.

Donald Brock

FULTON – Donald Brock, 70, died Thursday, March 6, 2003, at his home in the Unity community. He was born June 15, 1932, to Elvin and Navine Brooks Brock. He was a graduate of Mississippi State University. He was retired from Mississippi Road Supply. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He was a deacon and choir member at Trinity Baptist Church. He was an avid golfer.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. David Aultman officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife, Ann Brock of Unity; a daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Steve Lauderdale of Fulton; a sister, Kay Dulaney of Fulton; two grandchildren, Cody Lauderdale and Kinsey Lauderdale; a stepson, Chuck Magers of Louisville; a stepdaughter, Sandra Magers of Saltillo.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Frankie Brock, on July 22, 1994.

Pallbearers will be Ray Barber, Charlie McCarthy, Johnny Graham, Jimmy Wilson, Ed Calvert, Gerald Wallace, Frank Turner and Virgil Pate Jr.

Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of Trinity Baptist Church.

Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 7 a.m. to service time Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Trinity Baptist Church Building Fund, 302 S. Adams St., Fulton MS 38843.

David Elkins Sr.

ASHLAND – David Lee Elkins Sr., 70, died Thursday, March 6, 2003, at his home. He was a veteran and a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church near Ashland with the Rev. Tom Wilder and the Rev. Eddie Martin officiating. Burial will be in Ashland Cemetery. Ripley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra Elkins of Ashland; two daughters, Debra Lee Pruitt and husband, George, of Atoka, Tenn., and Beth Gross and husband, David, of Byhalia; two sons, David Lee Elkins Jr. and wife, Tammy, of Byhalia, and Kirtis Allen Elkins and wife, Jennifer, of Byhalia; a sister, Mary Elizabeth Howard and husband, Tom, of Munford, Tenn.; a brother, Dfarrow Elkins and wife, Patsy, of Hernando; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, D.C. and Sallie Maie Moody Elkins.

Pallbearers will be Sammy Taylor, Newel Williams, Bob Roberson, Micky Snow, Seth May, Roy Bruce, L.C. Abbott and Bobby Jordan.

Carrie Moore

SHEFFIELD, Ala. – Carrie Moore, 92, died at the St. Catherine Center Retirement Home in Waco, Texas. She was born Jan. 5, 1911, to the late Reason and Mammie Davis. She was a school teacher, seamstress and bookkeeper for her husband. During World War II she worked at Reynolds Aluminum Company, building airplanes. She was a member of the York Terrace Missionary Baptist Church in Sheffield, Ala. She was the wife of the late R.G. “Ruia” Moore.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Kirkville Baptist Church with Bro. Jim Irvin officiating. Burial will be in Kirkville Cemetery. Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the local arrangements.

A memorial service was held Feb. 24, 2003, at McGregor Methodist Church in McGregor, Texas.

Survivors include a son, Jimmy D. Moore and wife, Jody, of Woodway, Texas; five grandchildren, David Blair Moore of Austin, Texas, Joanna Price and husband, David, of Leander, Texas, Christopher Moore and wife, Cathie, of Houston, Texas, Melissa Janda and husband, Dale, of Jonestown, Texas, Joseph Moore and wife, Mendee, of Crawford, Texas; five great-grandchildren, Amber and Hunter Price, Triston and Zachery Moore, and Kellen Janda; two sisters, Sibbie Houston of Kirkville and Sula Bailey of Florence, Ala.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Catherine Center in Waco, Texas.

Mack Price

SALTILLO – Mack Price, 74, died Wednesday, March 5, 2003, at his home in Saltillo. He was a former employee of Purnell's Pride, Marshall Durbin and Lee County Solid Waste. He was a Baptist.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Clinton Davidson officiating. Burial will be in the Joyner Family Cemtery.

Survivors include his wife, Alice Hampton Price of Saltillo; a daughter, Faye Melton of Mantachie; a son, Michael Price of Baldwyn; a brother, Lum Henry Price of Etta; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin and Vera Bell Price, and two sisters, Clara Mae Collins and Beatrice Bishop.

Visitation will be from 4:30 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Jerome Finger

WALNUT – Hunter Jerome Finger, 78, died Wednesday, March 5, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a retired shipping and receiving clerk for Biltrite Inc. in Ripley. He was a member of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Walnut. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Walnut with the Rev. J.T. Jones officiating and the Rev. Dennis Rainer assisting. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Corinth National Cemetery. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Rainer Finger of Walnut; two sons, Bobby and Shirley Finger of Memphis, and Joe Kenneth and Polly Ann Finger of Walnut; a daughter, Jonney and William Rayford of Aurora, Ill.; a daughter-in-law, Inez Finger of Ripley; two sisters, Teresia Finger Leggett of Corinth and Neola Story of Blue Mountain; three brothers, Jerry Finger of Hillside, Ill., Tony Finger of Bellwood, Ill., and Danny Finger of Corinth; 19 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, General and Emma Bowers Finger; a son, Billy Wayne Finger; a sister, Joy Finger Coleman; two brothers, Hines and Hayes Finger; and two grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Bro. Ricky Blackwell, Bro. Bill Simpson, Bro. Floyd Finger, Bro. Larry Bell, Bro. George Steel, Bro. Paul Finger, Bro. Corey Finger and Bro. Calvin Finger.

Visitation will be from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. The body wil lie in state at the church from noon to service time Sunday.

Dabb Ferguson Jr.

FULTON – Dabb Ferguson Jr., 47, died Wednesday, March 5, 2003, as the result of an automobile accident on the Natchez Trace in Attala County. He was a native of Pickens County, Ala., and the son of Annie Bell Ferguson and the late Rev. Dabb Ferguson Sr. He was a member of St. Matthew M.B. Church, where he was an usher and choir member. He was an employee of Hickory Hill Furniture Co. in Fulton. He was a 1972 graduate of Itawamba Agricultural High School and a U.S. Army veteran.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Matthew M.B. Church in Fulton with the Rev. Ervin Marshall officiating. Burial will be in Fulton Community Cemetery. Hodges Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his mother, Annie Bell Ferguson of Fulton; three daughters, LaShanda Ferguson and Cheryle Ferguson, both of Fulton, and LaToya Ferguson of Flint, Mich.; a son, Michael Ferguson of Fulton; five sisters, Mary and Joe Bean of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Georgia Casey, Eloise and the Rev. Kenneth Stubbs, Rosie Nell Ferguson, and Martha and Louis Henderson, Louis, all of Fulton; three brothers, the Rev. Roy and Coleen Ferguson of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Joe and Velma Ferguson of Tupelo, and William and Lillian Ferguson of Flint, Mich.; three grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Evelyn Ferguson of Norway.

He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Robert Ferguson.

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 11 a.m. to 12:55 p.m. Saturday at the church.

Lucille Stewart

ABERDEEN – Lucille Stewart, 65, died Tuesday, March 4, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Jackson Mortuary.

Teddy Foster

NEW ALBANY – Teddy Foster died Thursday, March 6, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Beasley Funeral Home.

Bernice R. Walker

OKOLONA – Bernice Russell Walker, 81, died Monday, March 3, 2003, at the Bay Area Medical Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. She was a former employee of Meadow Sportswear Inc. in Okolona for many years before retiring. She was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker. She was a member of Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church in Okolona.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Chruch with the Rev. Jimmy Barnes officiating. Burial will be in the Walker Cemetery in Monroe County. Fields Funeral Home of Okolona is in charge of the arrangements..

Survivors include three sons, George T. Walker Jr. and his wife, Cassandra, of Atlanta, Ga., Marvin W. Walker and wife, Miriam, of Charleston, S.C., and Terry L. Walker and wife, Denise, of Tupelo; four daughters, Annie L. Jordan of Kansas City, Kan., Margie N. Frazier and husband, William, of Corpus Christi, Texas, Eleanor O. Forsythe of Houston, Texas, and Clara Delois Snow of Atlanta; one stepdaughter, Nancy K. Crigler of Shannon; two sisters, Melba O. Burton, and Glendora Nabors and husband, Willie Earl, all of Milwaukee, Wis.; one uncle, Henry Babbitt of Okolona; host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George T. Walker Sr.; two sisters; two brothers; a son; and a stepdaughter.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Irene Arnold

CORINTH – Irene Vashti Arnold, 76, died Wednesday, March 5, 2003, at her home. She was a retired employee of General Motors Corp. and a member of the Pentecostal church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Coleman Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Pete Wooley and Bro. Russell Hamm officiating. Burial will be in Lone Oak Cemetery.

Survivors include three daughters, Margaret Elaine James of Athens, Ala., Paulette Bertolini of Shelby Township, Mich., and Sandra Arnold of Corinth; five sisters, Atlis Mills of Ripley, Ruby Jeanes of Scotts Hill, Tenn., Ila Hamilton of Munford, Tenn., Vada Stacks and husband, Raymond, of Michigan City, and Sue Windham of Ripley; a brother, Rev. Russell Hamm of Corinth; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Irving Arnold; her parents, Earnest Hamm and Ann Robinson Hamm; a daughter, Diane Arnold; and two sisters, Exie Glidewell and Eula Murry.

Pallbearers will be Don James, Tim James, Randy James, Reed Barnard, Raymond Kirby and Anthony Bertolini.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today.

Elsie Ruth

BRUCE – Elsie Raye Ruth, 87, died Thursday, March 6, 2003, at Winsor Manor Nursing Home in Columbus. She was born May 20, 1915, in Vardaman to Dee Gillespie and Ruthie Ellard Gillespie. She worked many years at Glen Slacks, Sawmill Restaurant and the Trojan Inn Restaurant in Bruce. She was a member of Bruce First Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking and making desserts. Known to everyone as “Mamma Ruth,” she will be missed very much.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with Dr. Christian Hall and the Rev. Robert Earl Alexander officiating. Burial will be in Poplar Springs Cemetery in Vardaman.

Survivors include three sons, A.B. Ruth and wife, Martha, of Columbus, Leon Ruth and wife, Rose, of Walls, and Earl Ruth and wife, Margaret, of Greensboro, N.C.; two sisters, Jean Poynor of Bruce and Mildred Hardin of Vardaman; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Brewer Ruth, in 1989, and two sons, Carroll David Ruth and Joel Ray Ruth.

Pallbearers will be Don Sanderson, David Hardin, James K. Hardin, Don Bryant, Dean Hubbard, Robert Baker and Carol Gregg.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Jewell Stroud

NEW ALBANY – Jewell Lamar Stroud, 93, died Thursday, March 6, 2003, at the Sunshine Inn in Union County. She was born Oct. 25, 1909, in Union County to the late Robert and Laura Black Duncan. She was the widow of Q.C. Lamar and James W. Stroud. She was a retired employee of the Union County General Hospital and a member of the First Baptist Church of New Albany.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Tom Sumrall and the Rev. Malcolm Pinion officiating. Burial will be in Vista Memorial Park.

Survivors include a sister, Dorothy Bouchillon of Meridian; a daughter-in-law, Martha Jane Lamar of New Albany; three stepchildren, Janice Grisham of New Albany, and James Robert Stroud and Kristina Walton, both of Phoenix, Ariz.

She was preceded in death by a son, Ray A. Lamar, two sisters and two brothers.

Pallbearers will be Billy Joe McCollum, Joe Robbins, James W. Stokes, Andy Andrews and Bobby Moore.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

Oneal Owen

HICKORY FLAT – Robert Oneal Owen, 75, died Thursday, March 6, 2003, at his home. He was born July 16, 1927, in Benton County to the late Joe and Linnie Hudspeth Owen. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a retired employee of Irwin B. Schwabe Co. after 44 years. He was a Mason and a member of the Bethel United Methodist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bethel United Methodist Church with Bro. Brownie Tohill and Bro. Don Newton officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. United Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Fae Goolsby Owen; two sons, Danny Owen and wife, Betty, of Golden, and Joe Owen and wife, Bonnie, of New Albany; four grandchildren, Neelie Owen, Nathan Owen, Craig Owen and Kathryn Owen.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Earline Owen; and a brother, Jerry Owen.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Memorials may be made to the Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund.

Mamie Reese

HOULKA – Mamie Lue Reese, 54, died Tuesday, March 4, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a native of Chickasaw County and the daughter of the late Gaston Naugle and Mamie Naugles. She was a disabled nursing assistant and a member of Gordon Chapel Church of God in Christ.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Gordon Chapel Church of God in Christ with Elder James Pulliman officiating. Burial will be in East County Line Cemetery. Hodges Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Leroy Reese of Houlka; a daughter, Roslyn and David Moore of Houlka; two sisters, Cora Buchanan of Houlka and Virginia Naugle of Houston; four brothers, Sammie and Angie Caradine of St. Louis, Henry and Maudine Naugle of Calhoun City, David and Diane Naugle of Chciago, and Bobby Naugle of Houlka; four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Jason Reese.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today with the family hour from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Gladys Hicks

LAMAR – Gladys Hicks, 91, died Wednesday, March 5, 2003, at her home in Lamar. She was a homemaker and a member of the Eastern Star Greenwood Chapter No. 58. She was a member of the Mother Board at Samuel Chapel in Ashland. She was the widow of Delphus Van Hicks Sr.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Samuel Chapel at Ashland with Minister Joe Davis officiating. Burial will be in Samuel Chapel Cemetery. Foster and Son Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include four daughters, Claudia Norwood, Glossie Richards and Lealor Turner, all of Ashland, and Cathryn Moore of Forest Park, Ill.; a stepdaughter, Leatrice Price of Galien, Mich.; six sons, William E. Hicks and L.T. Hicks of Ashland, George Hicks of Plainfield, Ill., Delphus Hicks Jr. of Bolivar, Tenn., Franklin Hicks of Lilburn, Mo., and Freddie Hicks of Memphis; a sister, Annie Glass of Memphis; two brothers, William Looney and Hosie Burgess of Chicago; 27 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren.

A wake will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Fannie Mae Kirkwood

OXFORD – Fannie Mae Kirkwood, 92, died Tuesday, March 4, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. She was a native of Lafayette County and a homemaker. She was the widow of Homer Kirkwood.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Burns United Methodist Church in Oxford. Burial will be in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Hodges Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Rosie Blake and Etta Lee Miller of Oxford; five sons, Willie C. Miller and Ted Miller of Oxford, Willie E. Miller of Memphis, and Harry Miller and Henry Miller Jr. of Chicago.

Visitation will be from 5 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.