Obituaries May 10, 2010

By NEMS Daily Journal

Larry Boren
BOONEVILLE – Larry Wayne Boren, 30, died Friday, May 7, 2010, at his home. He was born Aug. 18, 1979, in Tupelo, to John and Carolyn Dodds Boren. He was a construction worker; and he was a member of Thrasher Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed watching NASCAR, football and baseball on television. He loved watching his daughters, stepson and nephews play ball.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Doug Rakestraw, Bro. Lee Dillard and Bro. Jackie Whitley Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Martin Hill Cemetery. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Crystal Johnson Boren; his children, Maggie, Mollie and Caden Boren; his stepchildren, Tanner Garcia and Nolee Schnabel; his parents, John and Carolyn Boren of Booneville; a brother, Brad Boren (Trish) of Booneville; a sister, Crystal Grimes (Gary) of Booneville; five nephews, Kyle, Daniel, Easton and Luke Boren and Bryson Grimes; a niece, Kaydee Grimes; and his grandparents, Floyd and Emogene Dodds and Frances Owens, all of Booneville.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Ray Gene Boren, Robert Hughes and Bobby Owens.
Pallbearers are Erick Boren, Rodney Boren, Timmy Boren, Jason Dodds, Shane Dodds, Ray Smith, Jonathan Dodds and Caleb Winfield.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Mrs. Ruth Galloway, 202 E. Skyline Dr., Booneville, MS 38829.
Norma Clayton
OXFORD – Norma T. Clayton, 69, , died Friday, May 7, 2010, at Aliceville Manor Nursing Hone in Aliceville, Ala. She was a retired registered nurse. Born in Oxford, she started New Beginnings Prison Ministries which sent Bibles to prison inmates throughout the United States. She had a special love for music.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waller Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert Ruedemann officiating. Burial will follow in Eastover Memorial Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Donald F. Clayton of Reform, Ala.; two daughters, Deanne Ruedemann of San Antonio, Texas and Joanna Conner of Lakeland, Fla.; one son, Tim Garrett of Jackson; two stepdaughters, Angela Funderburk of Pensacola, Fla. and Michelle Blair of Columbus; two brothers, R.C. Tubbs of Oxford and Roger Tubbs of Tupelo; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Rufus Clyde Tubbs Sr. and Addys Spears Tubbs; and her first husband, Al Garrett.
Visitation will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.
The family has asked that memorial contributions in Mrs. Clayton’s memory be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 3840 Ridgeway Drive, Birmingham, AL 35209.
To send an online condolence, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.
Janette Burt
MEMPHIS – Lyda Janette Greene Burt died May 7, 2010, at her home in Memphis. She was born to Lyda and Grady Greene on Aug. 7, 1921, in Pacolet Mills, South Carolina. She attended the Textile Industrial Institute/Spartanburg Junior College (now Spartanburg Methodist College) in Spartanburg, S.C., where she met her husband of 62 years, the Reverend C.B. Burt. She graduated with a degree in music from Delta State University and later earned a Masters degree in music education from Mississippi State University.
She taught public school music in both elementary and high school. She taught choral music and private piano and voice lessons in Shuqualak, Ripley, Drew, Columbus, Aberdeen, Senatobia and Horn Lake as she moved with her minister husband to Methodist pastorates across North Mississippi. She also directed choirs and played the organ and the piano in churches that her husband served.
In retirement, she and her husband made their home in Senatobia for over 20 years, where she enjoyed being a member of the Cosmopolitan Club and playing in several bridge groups, especially the Tuesday night duplicate group. Her passion was music. She began playing piano for churches, dance classes and silent movies in her early teens; and she played for her own enjoyment until her death.
Among the most cherished memories of her children and grandchildren are the impromptu “sings” at family gatherings. She believed that if more than three people were present in her house, there should be singing. She was very proud that all of her daughters enjoyed singing and became proficient in playing one or more musical instruments.
She was an avid supporter of the Memphis Symphony and was looking forward to the coming season with a new conductor. While music was her first love, she also enjoyed her many years of attendance and service to the United Methodist Women. She was active not only in the local churches but held offices at the district and state levels as well. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Highland Heights United Methodist Church, Memphis, Tenn. A graveside service and burial will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Verona, Mississippi Cemetery. Canale Funeral Directors, 2700 Union Extended, Memphis, TN 38112, is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by four daughters, Evelyn B. Wofford of Batesville, Miss. Jane B. Humbert (Larry) of Stanton, Tenn., Reid B. Fade (Rock) of Winnsboro, Texas and Virginia B. Wilson (Eddie) of Memphis, Tenn.; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Edwards, Valerie Baker, Stephen, Philip and Keith Humbert, Leigh Pyle and Kathryn Spurgeon; and 11great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by a sister, Hazel Bagwell of Gaffney, S.C.; and a sister-in-law, Erin Caldwell of Tupelo, Miss.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Burt; her parents; two sisters, Frances Brannon and Betty Price; and a son-in-law, Dan Wofford.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home in Memphis.
The family requests that any memorial donations be sent to the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR.org), the Memphis Union Mission, Spartanburg Methodist College (smcsc.edu) or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
James Dill
WEST POINT – James Milton Dill, 91, died Sunday, May 9, 2010, at his home in West Point. He was born Jan. 17, 1919, in Woodland to Mattie Lee Howard Dill and John Andrew Dill. He was retired from the U.S. Army with 22 years of service. He joined the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1938 serving two years. He then joined the U.S. Army and served in World War II in the Pacific Theatre of Operations with the 106th Engineer Combat Battalion and the 31st Infantry Division. Later, he served in the Korean War with the 49th Field Artillary Battilion and the 72nd Infantry Division and was awarded the Korean Service Ribbon with five battle stars. He was also awarded the Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, the Phillipine Liberation Medal with one battle star, the American Defense Medal and the WWII Victory Medal. On July 20, 1953, he married Pearlie Mae Andrews in the West End Baptist Church Parsoange. In 1962, he retired from the Army. After his military career, he worked as a security guard.
He was a founding member and ordained deacon in the original Bible Baptist Church. He did countless extraordinary good deeds his whole life. When anyone was in need, he was always there with a helping hand. He had a very giving nature and sprit. He was an outstanding Christian, husband, father, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, neighbor and friend. This very special man will truly be missed by everyone.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. David Parker officiating; he will be assisted by Bro. R.C. Bryan. Burial will be in Cairo Cemetery with military honors. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his daughter, Janice Pearl Dill; a sister in law, Merytel Dill; his grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and all of his siblings, Felix Dill, Aubrey Dill, Mary Evelyn Whatley, Arneta Orman and Jack amp”Orisamp” Dill.
Pallbearers will be Jason Orman, James Howard Dill, Jammy Whatley, Charlie Whatley and Herman Whatley.
Honorary Pallbearers will be all military personel; former co-workers at Big Yank and Babock & Wilcox; members of the original Bible Baptist Church; neighbors of the Lakeside Subdivsion; the Tin Lizzie Bunch; his close friend, Zell Burges; and his beloved nephew, Charlie Whatley.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Cairo Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery Care Fund, c/o Jack Thompson, 5381 Hopewell Road, Cedar Bluff, MS 39741.
Friends may leave a Memory Message at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.
Patsy Patterson
LEIGHTON, Ala. – Patsy Nell Patterson, 72, died Sunday, May 9, 2010, at The Meadows in Fulton. She was known to everyone as “Momma Pat.” She was born May 20, 1937, to Bob and Beatrice Watkins. She was a homemaker and a dedicated and active member of Abbie Baptist Church in Leighton, Ala.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Morrison Funeral Home Chapel in Tuscumbia. Morrison Funeral Home of Tuscumbia, Ala. is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Tim “Timbo” Patterson; four brothers; and three sisters.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Milton Patterson; and one son, David White Patterson.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Martha Sue Murphree
BRUCE – Martha Sue Murphree, 72, died May 8, 2010, at her home. She was born April 7, 1928 in Bruce. She was a former employee of Wakefern Food Corporation for 30 years and a Baptist.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert Earl Alexander officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Parker Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Hicks of Roselle Park, N.J. and Tammi Schneider and husband, Donald of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; one son, Terry Hicks and wife, Edwina of Bricktown, N. J.; three sisters, Elizabeth Burlett of Bruce, Thelma Lynn White of Pittsboro and Johnny Faye Padden of Linden, N.J.; one brother, Luther Murphree of Houlka; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Adam and Lela Brown Murphree.
Pallbearers will be Ernie Gordon, Tommy Mills, Dewey Murphree, Fred Harold Murphree, Jeff Randazzo and Jason Schneider.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Robert Kettler
IUKA – Robert “Robbie” Kettler, 46, died Saturday, May 8, 2010, in Iuka.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Burial will be in Burgess Creek Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery in Paden. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Lanie Morris
TUPELO – Lanie Ruth Morris died Sunday, May 09, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Sandra Burch
VICKSBURG – Sandra Burch, 61, wife of Rev. Burch, died at the University Medical Center in Jackson after a sudden illness.
Services and visitation will be at Riles Funeral Home in Vicksburg.
Mildred Roberts
ABERDEEN – Mildred Mobley Roberts, 92, died Saturday, May 8, 2010, at her home. She was born April 23, 1918, in Lee County, Ark. to Charles Coleman Mobley and Gertrude Denley Mobley. She was a lifelong resident of Aberdeen. She worked at Seminole Mfg. Company and retired from TIL Mfg. Co. of Aberdeen. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Aberdeen.
Services will be at 11a.m. today at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Bro. Roy McKay officiating. Burial will be in New Prospect Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Judy R. Winders and husband, Garland of Conyers, Ga. and Nancy Ann Lavender and husband, James of Marietta, Ga.; one son, Olen H. Roberts Jr. of Aberdeen; one sister, Viola Moon of Clark Lake, Mich.; six grangchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Olen Harve Roberts; an infant daughter; two sisters, Louise Gilreath and Martha Lenoir; and four brothers, Coleman Mobley, Denley Mobley, Edward Mobley and Wilber Fred Mobley.
Pallbearers will be Tim Winders, Jim Lavender, David Lavender, Keith Lavender, Sean Willette and Kenneth Mobley.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dale Wilemon, Todd Wilemon, Scott Wilemon, Ricky Mobley and Ronnie Gilreath.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
An online guest registry can be accessed at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
Calvin Fox
OXFORD – Calvin Fox, 55, died May 6, 2010, at his home in Oxford.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Second Missionary Baptist Church in Oxford. Burial will be in Harrisonville Church Cemetery in Oxford. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Charge of arrangements.
Dorothy McGee
OXFORD – Dorothy McGee, 70, died May 9, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home.
Lillian Hall
DUMAS – Lillian Hall, 103, died Saturday, May 8, 2010, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home of Ripley.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today at Dumas Baptist Church.
Joyce Killough
RIENZI – Joyce Robbins Killough, 59, died Sunday, May 9, 2010, at her home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at West Corinth Tabernacle United Pentecostal Church. Burial will be in Juliette Cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2:30 p.m. today until service time Tuesday at the church.
Rozell Pegues
HOLLY SPRINGS – Rozell “Scooby” Pegues, 57, died May 8, 2010, at Trinity Mission Health and Rehab in Holly Springs. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs.

Jack J. Chancey
SALTILLO – Jack J Chancey, 75, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, May 8, 2010, at Methodist East in Germantown, Tennessee. He was born August 13, 1934, in Franklin County, Arkansas to Grady and Ina Chancey. As an honor graduate of Ozark High School in 1952, Jack went on to earn his B.S. in Business Adminstration from Arkansas Tech in Russellville, Arkansas. He wed Mary Richards in December 1956. Jack began his professional insurance career with State Farm Insurance in California in 1957. While with State Farm, he earned and was certified with his CPCU and CLU designation. Jack retired after 34 years with State Farm as Claims Superintendent of North Mississippi. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Tupelo, Mississippi where he served as Chairman of Deacons and Sunday School teacher for many years. Jack was a devoted husband, loving father, proud grandfather and loyal friend. A man of few words with Godly character .
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 11, 2010, in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church. Dr. Gayle Alexander and Brother Chad Grayson will officiate. The family will hold a private interment service later at Lee Memorial Park. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of over 53 years, Mary Richards Chancey of Saltillo, Mississippi: two daughters, Rochelle Flatt (Paul) of Saltillo, Mississippi and Jacquelyn Jones (Earl) of Tallahassee, Florida; one son, Craig Chancey of the home, who lovingly referred to his father as “Mel;” three grandsons, Jace Flatt of Starkville, Mississippi, Thomas and Stephen Jones of Tallahassee, Florida; three sisters, Yvonne Woolsey (Denver) of Edmond, Oklahoma, Wilma Schuler (Wayne) of Basehor, Kansas and Brenda Honey (Tony) of Fort Smith, Arkansas: two brothers, Ben Chancey (Carolyn) and Grady Chancey, Jr. (Ermel) of Ozark, Arkansas.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be Ron Blackwell, Craig Chancey, Jace Flatt, Paul Flatt, Earl Jones, Stephen Jones, Thomas Jones and Jack McFerrin.
Honorary pallbearers will be his Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church led by Dr. John Bowlin.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 300 North Church Street, Tupelo, MS 38804
“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain.” I Corinthians 15:58
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneral home. com.