Obituaries March 7, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

Susan Hansberger
TUPELO – Susan R. Hansberger, 47, passed peacefully in her home Monday, March 5, 2012. Susan was born in Greenwood, July 3, 1964. She was a graduate of Tupelo High School and attended Northeast Community College and Mississippi State University.
Susan’s greatest gifts were her ability to make those around her laugh, her love and skill working with animals. She was especially gifted in equine raising, managing, training, and treating. It was one of the passions in her life that she loved sharing with others. Susan enjoyed riding horses with friends and family, camping, gardening, bird watching and all outdoor activities. She was known for the abundance of tomatoes she was able to produce each season. She was an avid NFL football fan, loved Western movies, and enjoyed the company of her four dogs. She was a true animal lover. Susan was loved by her friends and neighbors and will be dearly missed by all of us.
Susan is survived by her mother, Clytee Hansberger; her sisters, Lisa Hansberger and Patti Rivera (Julio); her brothers, Tom Hansberger and Jerry Hansberger (Debbie); her nieces, Melissa Knight (Spencer), Carrie Anderson (T.J.) and Emalee Underwood; and a nephew, Brent Ratliff (Liz). Other family of Susan included her “other mother” Joyce Simmons (Jesse), aunts and uncles, Carl and Kathy Underwood of Tupelo, Cliff and Carol Osborn of Gadsden, Ala., Willie and Joanne Smith of Belmont, and their families.
She is preceded in death by her father, Lyle Hansberger; and her brother, Joey Underwood.
Memorial services for Susan Hansberger will be held at Holland Funeral Home in Tupelo at noon Saturday. Rev. Roger Shock, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Pontotoc will officiate.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to service time. Relatives, friends, and family are welcome.
In lieu of flowers, please make a loving donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the Tupelo-Lee County Humane Society, P.O. Box 1185, Tupelo, MS 38801.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Eron Smith
BLUE MOUNTAIN – Eron Wanzell Henry Smith, 90, died Monday, March 5, 2012, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born on Feb. 15, 1922, to George and Nora Nolen Henry in Tippah County. She was a homemaker and a member of Ripley Assemble of Christ Church.
Service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Bro. Joe Street and Bro. Jeff Street officiating. Burial will be at Blue Mountain Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in Blue Mountain. McBride Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her two daughters, Glenda Street (Joe) and Cynthia Kellum (Joe), both of Ripley; three sons, Sherman Smith (Shirley) of Blue Mountain, Fagin Smith (Melinda) and Cline Smith, both of Ripley; two sisters, Claudine Paul of Okeechobee, Fla. and Waver West of Memphis, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman D. Smith; her parents; one grandson, Stan Smith; four brothers; and two sisters.
Pallbearers will be Scott Smith, Stephen Smith, Phillip Smith, Bobby Smith, Marty Street and Joe Kellum.
Visitation will be 5 – 9 p.m. today at the funeral home and 7 a.m. until service time Thursday.
To view and sign online guest book visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.
Dot Carr
BLUE SPRINGS – Dorothy Ann “Dot” Roberts Car, 83, died Monday, March 5, 2012, at her residence. She was born in Union County on Sept. 15, 1928, to Ewell Roberts and Odell Pannell Roberts. She was retired from Van Atkins Department store. She enjoyed reading and watching birds, especially hummingbirds. She was a Baptist and a member of Center Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at United Funeral Service of New Albany with Bro. Mike Brazil officiating. Burial will be in the Center Cemetery. United Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Richard Carr (Sharman) of Blue Springs; and a cousin, Bobbye Foreman of Saltillo.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Forrest Carr; and one son, Dennis Carr.
Pallbearers will be Joe Bryant, Charles Bryant, J.D. Roberts, Bill Wigington, Roy Cocke and Jerry Towery
Memorials may be made to Center Baptist Church, 1701 CR 121, Blue Springs, MS 38828; or Gentiva Hospice, 1140 W. Main St., Tupelo, MS 38801.
For online condolences visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.
Azolee Glover
TUPELO – Azolee Williams Glover died on Thursday, March 1, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a dedicated wife, mother and sister who thoroughly enjoyed doting on her grandchildren and was always willing to help where it was needed. She was born to Jim and Katie William in Portageville, Mo. She was a member of Zion Rock M.B. Church and a 1964 graduate of Crane Technical High School. After graduating from high school, she joined the United States Air Force. She was retired from the United States Postal Service.
A Life Clebration Service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Lane Chapel C.M.E. Church with Dr. Cheryl Penson officiating. Burial will follow at Porter’s Memorial Park. Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, Ronald Glover of Tupelo; daughters, Stacey (Shawn Sr.) Moore and Kendra Patton of Atlanta, Ga.; her grandchildren, Kaitlynn, Simone and Shawn Moore, Jr. and Noah and Jonah Patton; sisters, Helen(James) Brady, Janie Thomas and Flossie Cooper; brother, Freddie Williams; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Everteen Palmer, Dorothy Douglas, Patsy Shern; three brothers, James, Leonard and Lee Earnest Williams; and her mother-in-law, Eddie Pearl Hampton.
Pallbearers will be Walter Deaton, Robert Glover, Glen Glover, Shawn Moore Sr. and Ronald Glover.
Visitation will be at 3 to 6 p.m. today at the J.W. Porter’s Chaplel. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service on Thursday.
Online condolence can be made to the Glover family at www.grayson porters.com.
Dorothy Morris
TUPELO – Dorothy Morris, 82, died Friday, March 2, 2012, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis after a long illness. She was born Jan. 8, 1930, in Pontotoc to William Luster and Thursie Mae Franklin. She was a member of Cornerstone Methodist Church, Mississippi Counsel for the Blind and Verona Senior Citizens Club. She worked for Walmart for many years in the bakery and as a greeter. She enjoyed traveling, especially cruises, and loved spending time with her family and friends.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. today at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James Richardson and the Rev. Ginger Holland officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include one daughter, Liesa Baldwyn (Michael Blackburn) of Red Bay, Ala.; three sons, Jimmy Morris of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Larry Morris (Paula) of Southhaven and Donnie Morris of Tupelo; one sister, Joann Lowe (Cecil) of Pearl; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert Morris Sr.; one son, Robert Morris Jr.; one granddaughter, Amy Michelle Baldwyn and a sister, Jean Sartain.
Honorary pallbearers will be her grandsons.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cornerstone Methodist Church.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. today at the funeral home and after the service at Cornerstone Methodist Church.
Robert Gay
ASHLAND – Robert Wilber Gay, 77, died Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at Ashland Health and Rehab in Ashland.
Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Free Springs United Methodist Church in Harmontown. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Interment will be in the Free Springs United Methodist Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Saturday at 10:00 a.m.until service time. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Free Springs United Methodist Cemetery Fund, c/o Jane Thomas, 157 CR 506, Como, MS 38619.
Online condolences may be left at www.colemanfuneralhome.com.
Mary Davis
TUPELO – Mary Alice Trammel Davis, 86, died Monday, March 5, 2012, at The Sanctuary Hospice House. She was born in Dorsey on Dec. 25, 1925, to William Arnold and Aurelia Beatrice Sheffield Trammel. She was a graduate of Itawamba Agricultural High School. She was known for her love of family, friends and her church. She also enjoyed needlework and cultivating roses. She was married 62 years to Bobbie Davis. She was a member of First Baptist Church.
Graveside services, weather permitting, will be 11:30 a.m. Thursday, at Lee Memorial Park with Dr. Gayle Alexander officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park. W. E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her sons, Jerry A. Davis (Deborah) and Tom Davis (Kathy); grandchildren, Scott (Ginny), Stuart, and Lily; her sister, Virginia Watson; two brothers, William Trammel (Nell) and Edwin Trammel (Betty); numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bobbie Davis, in 2008; and a sister, Villa Leech.
Pallbearers will be Scott Davis, Stuart Davis, Phillip Trammel, Ron Trammel, William Trammel and Michael Lovett.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Vicki King Sunday School Class, Bill Cooley, Jimmy Floyd, Jack McFerrin, Willie Partlow, Evans Whittle and Ken Wicker.
Visitation will be 9:30 – 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to The Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo MS 38803; First Baptist Church, 300 N. Church St., Tupelo, MS 38804: or the American Cancer Society, 1800 W. Main St., Box 1, Tupelo MS 38801.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Richard Lenoir Jr.
ABERDEEN – Richard Lenoir Jr. died Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at Aberdeen Care Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial in Aberdeen.
Mattie Kyle
CORINTH – Mattie Mary Elizabeth Miller Kyle, 90, died Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at her residence.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and at 10 a.m. until service time Thursday.
Ella Miller
TUPELO – Ella Mae Miller, 94, died Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc.
Martha Lee
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Martha Holley Nash Lee died Tuesday, March 6, 2012. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McPeters Inc, funeral directors.
Visitation is from 2 to 3:15 p.m.
Marion Christian
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Marion Howard Christian, 84, died Sunday, March 4, 2012, after an extended illness. He was a retired master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, serving almost 22 years. He was born and raised in Auburn community, where he lived until joining the Navy Reserves while attending Mississippi State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural studies. Upon completion of his degree, he joined the U.S. Air Force and served as a crew chief for both B-52 and KC-135 aircraft.
A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. today at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Huntsville. Graveside services with military honors will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Auburn Cemetery. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors of Tupelo is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two sons; Paul Christian and Victor Christian, both of Huntsville; one daughter, Diana Rowell of Huntsville; a daughter-in-law, Valerie Christian; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Thomas and Elene Lewis Christian; his wife, Ruth Christian; grandson, Jonathan Miles Christian; two brothers Hubert Christian and Walter Christian; and a sister, Lucille Bolin.
Pallbearers will be from the U.S. Air Force Base in Columbus, where he was stationed during his service.
Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Brad Jarvis
PONTOTOC – David Bradley Jarvis, 31, died Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at his home.
Service is at 2 p.m. Thursday, at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation is at 5 to 9 p.m. today and at 1 p.m. until service time on Thurday.