PRESCOTT, Ark. – Thomas “T.J.” Baker, 28, died Thursday, March 4, 2010, at his home. He was born Jan. 20, 1982, in Tupelo to Benjamin and Robin Bocox Baker. He was an employee of the Prescott Red-E-Mart and a member of the Prescott Volunteer Fire Department and the FEMA Rescue Squad of Mooreville. He attended Liberty Church of the Nazarene in the Redland community of Prescott.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Brazzel-Cornish Funeral Home Chapel in Prescott, Ark., with the Rev. Larry Strouse officiating. Burial will follow in Liberty Cemetery in the Redland community.
Survivors include one son, Thomas Baker Jr. of Tupelo; his father, Benjamin Baker of Winfield, La.; his mother, Robin Kennedy of Prescott, Ark.; one brother, Todd Baker and Nadine of Tupelo; one sister, Bobbie Skiever of Prescott; his grandmother, Bobbie Bocox of Prescott; two aunts, Pam Edge of Prescott and Jan Young of Hope, Ark.; one uncle, Olen Bocox and Lyn of Henderson, Tenn.; his fiancampée, Amy Creek of Prescott; two nieces, one nephew; and numerous great-aunts and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Rev. Thomas Bocox, and two brothers, Shawn Skiever and Lloyd Skiever.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
To access the online guestbook, visit www.brazzelfuneralhomes.com.
SALTILLO – Dorothy Freida “Dot” Horrell, 69, died Saturday, March 6, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. A Chicago native, she was born May 3, 1940, to Herman R. and Mildred L. Braun Geisler. She lived a good portion of her life in Lagrange, Ind. She was a cashier with Jewel Foods in Lagrange, where she retired with 30-plus years of service. She loved sewing and working on various crafts. She was an avid cook and, while living in Lagrange, she catered numerous church functions and events. She was a member of First Church of God in Lagrange. With declining health, she moved to Saltillo to be near family.
Memorial services will be at 4 p.m. Friday at The Saltillo Chapel of W.E. Pegues.
Survivors include three sons, Robert Horrell (Carole) of Saltillo, David Horrell of Lexington, Ga., and Ronald Horrell of Lagrange, Ind.; one daughter, Debra Shaw (Ken) of Lagrange; a daughter-in-law, Cheryl Horrell of Lagrange; one brother, Edward Molenda; 19 grandchildren, Robert Horrell Jr. (Lisa), Michael Horrell (Leah), Crystal Horrell, David Horrell, Erica Horrell, Gena Horrell, Cory Shaw, Amanda Shaw, Amber Shaw, Billy Horrell, Justin Horrell, Cassie Horrell, Brandon Horrell, Travis Horrell, Ashley Horrell, Josh Chism, Jennifer Chism, Stephanie Chism and Amanda Litzau; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Richard Horrell; her parents; and one son, William Joseph Horrell.
Visitation will be from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home in Saltillo.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Joyce M. Odom
MEMPHIS – Joyce M. Odom, 40, died Sunday, March 7, 2010, at Methodist Hospital in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs.
NEW ALBANY – Curtis Junior Lipsey, 75, died Thursday, March 4, 2010, at Graceland Care Center in New Albany. He was born Jan. 16, 1935, in New Albany to Curtis T. Lipsey and Lula Bell Crockwell Lipsey. He was a retired sanitation worker for the City of New Albany.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Serenity Funeral Home in New Albany. The Rev. Johnathan Tucker will officiate. Burial will follow in Gerizum Cemetery.
Survivors include his siblings, Matthew (Annette) Lipsey of New Albany, James (Joyce) Lipsey of Champagne, Ill., and Sarah Foster of Aurora, Ill.; seven stepgrandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
ACKERMAN – James Oswalt, 85, died Sunday, March 7, 2010, at the Oktibbeha County Hospital in Starkville.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at Mt. Airy Cemetery. Wise Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of the arrangements.
WEST POINT – Doris Virginia Hombs Claxton, 83, formerly of Centralia, Mo., died Sunday, March 7, 2010, at the Oktibbeha County Hospital. She was born on May 29, 1926, in Harrisburg, Mo., to Roland and Mary Lou Hazard Hombs. She married William Keith Claxton on Aug. 17, 1945. She worked for the Centralia Fireside Guard and Margaret’s Dress Shop. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Centralia, Mo., where she was a nursery worker, Vacation Bible School teacher and a member of the Priscella Aquila Sunday School Class. She enjoyed gardening, playing the piano, sewing and cooking for family.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Fenton Funeral Home in Centralia, Mo. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens. Robinson Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of local arrangements.
She is survived by five children, Gary and Linda Claxton of Blue Springs, Mo., Tony and Marianne Claxton of New Bloomfield, Mo., Brenda and David Rich of Lexington, Mo., Keena and Gregg Kaiser of West Point, and Kevin and Joanie Claxton of Forest City, Iowa; one brother, Harold Kent and Nancy Hombs of Boonville, Mo.; sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Phillippe and Ruth Forbis, both of Hallsville, Mo.; 14 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a great-grandson, Kaiser Roberts.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Fenton Funeral Home.
PITTSBORO – Robert Earl Brackett, 46, died Wednesday, March 3, 2010, at his home.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Bridges Chapel M.B. Church in Pittsboro. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
MARIETTA – Jesse Dean Hoard, 65, died Sunday, March 7, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center after a sudden illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home in Booneville. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
James M. Estes
TROY – James M. Estes, 76, died Monday, March 8, 2010, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
BOONEVILLE – Janie Inez Malone, 78, died Saturday, March 6, 2010, at her home. She was a retired factory worker and a Baptist. She loved her flowers and going to yard sales.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Eugene Harrison officiating. Burial will be in the Liberty Memorial Gardens.
She is survived by two daughters, Laquita Strange and Shelia (Steve) McClellan, both of Booneville; one son, Tommy Strange of Booneville; three sisters, Betty Sue Mills of Orlando, Fla., Joyce Everette of Memphis and Carolyn Roberson of Jonesboro, Ark.; three brothers, Dan (Evelyn) Roberson of Jonesboro, Ark., Charles Larry Roberson of Pontotoc and Billy Roberson of Booneville; six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Virginia Hatfield Roberson; her first husband, Tommy Strange; and her second husband, James Malone.
Pallbearers will be Steve McClellan, Steven McClellan, Jeffrey Windham, Tony Griffith, Eddie Horton and Todd Roberson.
Visitation will continue until service time today.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
Rosie Mae Mosby
OKOLONA – Rosie Mae Mosby, 74, died Wednesday, March 3, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born May 4, 1935, in Okolona to Calvin Johnson and Mae Tallie Buchanan Johnson. She moved to St. Louis, Mo., in 1964 and worked in nursing care. She returned to Okolona a year ago.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Lifechangers Church in Okolona. The Rev. Phillip Colyer will officiate. Burial will be in the Gunn Cemetery. Williams Memorial Funeral Home of Okolona is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include four daughters, Janice Mosby, Shelia Mosby and Tracy Gates (Lilton), all of Okolona, and Linda F. Johnson (Willie Carl) of Tupelo; three sons, Billy Ray Mosby (Jackie) and A’Daniel Young Jr. (Leslie), all of Okolona, and Danny Wayne Mosby (Janice) of St. Louis; 25 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren; one sister, Beatrice Maeweather (George) of Grand Rapids, Mich.
She was preceded in death by a son, Austin Lovell Mosby Sr.; her parents; and two sisters, Annie Kate Gunn and Mae Francis Gillespie.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
RED BAY, Ala. – Nancy Carol Frame, 70, died Sunday, March 7, 2010, at the Red Bay Hospital. She was born Dec. 2, 1939, in New York to Edward T. and Luella Van Etten Crofoot. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, where she was the secretary for 25 years. She was a member of Franklin County Cluster of Alabama Emmaus Community.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Red Bay, Ala., with Rev. Dallas Culver, Rev. Mike Sparks and Bro. Jeff Fleming officiating. Burial will be in Red Bay City Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay, Ala., is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are her husband, Jerry Frame of Red Bay; two sons, Scott Frame and wife, Martha Frame, of Red Bay and Jeff Frame and wife, Regina Frame, of Lexington, S.C.; one sister, Audrey Weaver of Memphis; five grandchildren, Chris Frame and Ashley Frame, both of Red Bay, Sabrina Barnett and Amanda Lancaster, both of Florence, Ala., and Kayla Wilson of Tishomingo; two great-grandchildren, Tyler Barnett and Brentyn Lancaster, both of Florence, Ala.
Pallbearers will be Hal Keeton, Donnie Roberts, Kelly Moore, Ken Farr, Dale Jefferies and Paul Huffman. Honorary pallbearers will be Ace Howe, Elliott Gorden, Anthony Pounds, Bill Crutchfield, Jeff Fleming and Joey Allen.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home in Red Bay.
NEW ALBANY – Joey Stepp, 52, died Monday, March 8, 2010, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service.
TUPELO – Malissie Trice Rainey, 94, died Monday, March 8, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew amp& Sons Funeral Home of Verona.
BOONEVILLE – Roy L. Hare, 73, died Saturday, March 6, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Feb. 4, 1937, in Booneville. He was a member of Zion Rest Church of Christ. He was a retired Roadway Express truck driver and a barber. He was an officer of American Legion Post 123, a board member of Northeast Mississippi Bluegrass Association, a member of Teamsters Local 667 and a former Justice Court Judge. He was a National Guard veteran of the Bay of Pigs invasion. He loved and enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Tony Brown officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Kelly Hare, whom he married June 1, 1973; a daughter, Karen M. Crawson (Mike) of Corinth; two brothers, Clyde Hare (Pat) of Horn Lake and David Hare of Blair, Neb.; two granddaughters, Jessica M. Stewart (Brandon) and Lauren M. Mathis (Shain), all of Corinth; three great-grandchildren, Jackson Mathis, MaKenzie Stewart and Landon Stewart; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Willard Miller Hare; a brother, W.R. Hare; and his stepmother, Lula Jones Hare.
Pallbearers are Bob Kelly, Keith Kelly, Greg Kelly, Joe Kelly and Michael Crawson.
Honorary pallbearers are Shain Mathis, Brandon Stewart, Jeremy Hare, Michael Hare and Jimmy Young.
Estelle F. Dulaney
FULTON – Estelle F. Dulaney, 94, died Monday, March 8, 2010. She was born Nov. 2, 1915, in Itawamba County to William Osbon and Lynn Robinson Fowler. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church for 75 years. She formerly worked in school lunchrooms. She loved growing flowers and gardening.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Senter Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Linnie Sue Roberts of Griffin, Ga.; three grandchildren, Kimberly Marks (Darryl), Donnie Ivey and Kenneth Ivey; two great-grandchildren, Sean Ivey and Kristin Ivey; one sister, Gamilla Senter of Fulton; one brother, Anthony Wayne Fowler (Wanda) of Fulton.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Lacey Dulaney, in 1984.
Pallbearers will be Lonnie Senter, Bobby Bennett, Steve Hood, J.J. Hood and Leon Walters.
Visitation will continue from 8 a.m. to service time today.
BOONEVILLE – Hattye McCutcheon, 92, died Saturday, March 6, 2010, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. She was born Dec. 3, 1917, in Alcorn County, the first child of B.F. and Anna Mathis White, and grew up in Wynne, Ark. After graduating from Wynne High School, she attended Vaughn School of Music in Nashville, Tenn. She was a popular pianist at Gospel Singing Conventions in the Mid-South.
In 1940, she married Elwyn McCutcheon, who was ordained a Primitive Baptist Minister in 1947. She devoted her life to helping him fulfill his ministry to churches in Mississippi, Tennessee and Kentucky. They lived first in Memphis, then in Booneville, Greenwood and Thaxton. She loved people, and was a gifted hostess for church friends and family. Her cooking was legendary. She enjoyed her flower gardens, growing vegetables, writing for Church publications, and sewing. She continued to play piano almost until her final hospitalization.
She is survived by two brothers, John C. White of Lake Mills, Iowa, and Luther White (Ann) of Memphis; a daughter, Sue Perry (Earl M.) and granddaughter, Mary Perry of Rockledge, Fla.; a grandson, Earl Perry III of Augusta, Ga., and great-grandsons Zachary, Caleb, and Seth Perry of Mount Pleasant, S.C.; a nephew, Mack Holder (Janice) of the Altitude Community; a grandniece, Lenena Brezna (Tod) of Memphis; grandnephews, Gary Holder (Lana) of Atlanta, Ga., and Sam Holder of Los Angeles, Calif.; a nephew, Mylan White of Joyce, Iowa; and a niece, Dr. Wanda Holder Bunch, Ph.D. (Dr. Austin Bunch, Ph.D.) of Greenville, N.C.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 10, at Little Flock Primitive Baptist Church, with Elder Larry Wise and Elder Bob Ward officiating. Graveside services and burial will follow at 2 p.m. at Booneville Cemetery. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 until 8 p.m. today at Booneville Funeral Home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the funeral service.
TREMONT – Henry Baxter “Boots” Michael, 86, died Sunday, March 7, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Dec. 10, 1923, in Baldwyn to Hugh Miller Michael and Amanda Louella Searcy Michael. He was reared in Baldwyn and attended Prentiss County schools. He was a World War II Army veteran, earning the Silver Star. He lived in Kenosha, Wis., for about 25 years. He retired after 35 years with Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. and moved to Itawamba County. He was a Baptist. He enjoyed gardening and spending time in his yard.
Services will be at noon Thursday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Terry Miller officiating. Burial will be in Itawamba Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include one son, Randy Michael of Pleasant Prairie, Wis.; one brother, Vaughn Searcy Michael (Louise) of Baldwyn; one grandson, Matthew Earl Michael, and one great-grandson, Bradley Chase Michael, both of Kenosha.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Vivian Larue Michael, in 1999; three brothers, Hardin Clay “H.C.” Michael, Hugh Miller “Lank” Michael and Phillip Neal “Coot” Michael; two sisters, Annie Williams “Bill” Michael and Evelyn Michael; and his parents.
Pallbearers will be Randy Michael,, Matthew Michael, Danny Michael, Jimmy Michael, Noel Franks, Richard Franks and Vaughn Michael.
Arnold Miller will be an honorary pallbearer.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. until service time Thursday at the funeral home
TUPELO – Walter F. Preston, 90, died Monday, March 8, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel.
PONTOTOC – Mary Miller, 86, died Monday, March 8, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Browning Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
MANTACHIE – Minnie Walton, 73, died Monday, March 8, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McNeece-Morris Funeral Home of Mantachie.
TUPELO – Vicki Morgan died Monday, March 8, 2010. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Lee Memorial Funeral Home.
Bonnie Caroll Winfield
BOONEVILLE – Bonnie Caroll Winfield, 56, died Sunday, March 7, 2010, at her home.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Charles McGill and Bro. Gerald Hodges officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Memorial Garden.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
TULSA, Okla. – Edwin Doug Smith, 81, a native and former resident of Monroe County, died Tuesday, March 2, 2010, at University Village in Tulsa, Okla.
Services were Friday, March 5, at the Western Hills Christian Church in Lawton, Okla. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Lawton. Floral Haven Funeral Home of Broken Arrow, Okla., was in charge of the arrangements.