Obituaries May 18, 2010

Mildred Reeves
BOONEVILLE – Mildred Elizabeth Reeves, 82, died Sunday, May 16, 2010, at Landmark Nursing and Rehab in Booneville. She was retired from Fred’s Dollar Store. She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening and cooking.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Pete McCoy officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband, Gene Reeves; two daughters, Brenda Johnson (Tommy) and Judy Stephens, all of Booneville; two sons, Bobby Reeves (Shelia) of Booneville and Jerry Reeves (Cindy) of Corinth; two sisters, Pauline Counce and Charlene Johnson; one brother, James Armstrong, all of Booneville; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Donnie Speck Armstrong; two sisters; and two brothers.
Visitation will continue until service time today at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
Johnny Young
BOONEVILLE – Johnny Will Young died Monday, May 17, 2010, at his home in Booneville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew amp& Sons Funeral Home of Booneville.
David Garner
BURBANK, Ill. – Funeral services for David A. Garner will be at 9:30 a.m. today at the St. Albert the Great Church in Burbank, Ill.
Survivors include his wife, Marie Prosecky Garner; his children, Michael and Lindsay Garner; his siblings, Larry Garner, Eileen (Leo) Contreras and Matthew (Susan) Garner; his father-in-law, Otto Prosecky; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Larry Sr. and Florence Garner; and a sister, Marirose Garner.
Betty J. Bennett
WEST POINT – Betty J. Bennett, 78, died Monday, May 17, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point. She was born Sept. 19, 1931, in Liberty to Eunice Miller and John Harvey Temple. She was the secretary at West Point High School and in the office of First United Methodist Church. She was a member of First United Methodist Church for 33 years, where she sang in the choir. She married Ray H. Bennett on June 20, 1952, in Kentwood, La.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Don Bishop officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in West Point.
Survivors include her husband, Ray H. Bennett of West Point; one son, Howard Bennett (Melissa) of Hattiesburg; four stepgrandchildren; one sister, Isabel T. Dean (Floyd) of Brandon; her nephew, John Dean, and niece, Keri Phillips.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Wood, Doug Wood, Carlisle Campbell, Eugene Bailey, John Dean and Art Shirley. Honorary pallbearer will be Dr. Andrew Wartak.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Choir, P.O. Box 293, West Point, MS 39773.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Calvert Funeral Home.
Friends may leave a Memory Message at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.
Candace Vandiver
SMITHVILLE – Candace L. Vandiver, 52, died Sunday, May 16, 2010, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Smithville. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home in Smithville.
Betty Morrow
SMITHVILLE – Betty Morrow, 67, died Monday, May 17, 2010, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home in Amory.
Misty Scott
RED BAY, Ala. – Misty Dawn Scott, 32, died Saturday, May 15, 2010, in Belmont. She was born May 9, 1978, in Mississippi.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Red Bay Holy Church of Christ with Bro. Ricky Patterson officiating. Burial will be in Joel Cemetery in Dennis. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay, Ala., is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are her mother, Patricia Patterson; her father, James Patterson; and one sister, Dwan Powell (Donnel) of Norfolk, Va,
Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday and continue until service time Thursday at the Red Bay Holy Church of Christ.
Sam Moore
WINNSBORO, S.C. – Samuel Richard “Sam” Moore, 84, died Sunday, May 16, 2010, in his home. He was born July 18, 1925, in Tippah County to Samuel Henry and Elizabeth Hopper Moore. He served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater during World War II. After the war, hattended Memphis State University. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in two and a half years with the highest GPA in school history in his major. Shortly after graduation, Mr. Moore accepted a job with Uniroyal and moved his family to Winnsboro, S.C., in 1965. He worked as a marketing executive until his retirement in the mid-90’s.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley. Burial will be in Tiplersville Cemetery. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 60-plus years, Grace Moore; three sons, Richard Moore, Michael Moore and Robert Moore; one brother, Fred Moore; four sisters, Lilly Horton, Hortense Johnson, Loraine Griffin and Barbara Martin; and seven grandchildren, Kristin Moore, Caulder Moore, Jackson Moore, Amanda Moore, Rebecca Moore, Eli Moore and Samuel Moore.
He was preceded in death by a son, Samuel Moore; his parents; two brothers, Britt Moore and Robert Moore; and one sister, Margie Hopper.
Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.
Kim Cox
BLUE SPRINGS – Kim Kirk Cox, 40, died Saturday, May 15, 2010, at her home. She was born Jan. 12, 1970, in New Albany, to Benny Kirk and Cathie Seger Kirk.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Serenity Funeral Home Chapel in New Albany.
Survivors include her parents, Benny and Melody Kirk of Myrtle; four children, Whitney Kirk of New Albany, and Lindsey Kirk, David Neal Cox Jr. and Jacob Cox of Blue Springs; her brother, Kelly Kirk of Blue Springs; two sisters, Kristy Salmon of Blue Springs and Ashley Kirk of Myrtle; her grandmother, Earline Seger of New Albany; her nephew, Jordan Salmon; and aunts and uncles.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Cathie Kirk Goudelock.
Visitation will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Lena R. Thomas
FULTON – Lena R. Thomas, 73, died Sunday, May 16, 2010. She was born Sept. 2, 1936, in Tishomingo County to Oscar and Edna Mae Duke Rogers. She was a factory worker and a Baptist. She loved her dogs.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Danny Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Saucer Creek Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Fay Dotson (Michael) of Tremont; two grandchildren, Michael Dotson (Cindy) and Tony Dotson (Elizabeth); one great-grandson, Michael David Dotson; three stepgrandchildren, one stepgreat-grandson; four sisters, Connie Lesley of Ash Flat, Ark., Willie Tom Crum of Belmont, Dollie Johnson of Fulton and Betty Hawkins (Billy) of Mantachie; four brothers, C.D. Rogers of Belmont, Oscar Edward (Quay) of Cherokee, Ala., Berry Rogers and Jerry Rogers (Mitzie), both of Fulton.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jodie Thomas; a granddaughter, Faith Dotson; four sisters, Lela Rogers, Myrtle Wigginton, Mable Rogers and Vena Mae McCreary; and seven brothers, Dexter, Paul, Pete, Leroy, Alvie, Alton and George Rogers.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Wednesday.
Rebecca Wilson
TUPELO – Rebecca Elizabeth Brown Wilson, 92, died Monday, May 17, 2010, at the Green Houses at Traceway after an extended illness. A native and lifelong resident of Lee County native, she was born Sept. 8, 1917, to James Louis and Cordelia Elizabeth Mitchell Brown. She was retired from Purnell’s Pride. She enjoyed cooking, and making crafts and needle work at the Senior Center where she was the oldest member and longest attendee. She was the widow of Roy Woodrow Wilson. She was an active member of Emmanuel Baptist Church until her health failed.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Rev. Bob O’Neal officiating. Private burial will be in Priceville Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Diane Wilson (Bill) Whitt of Old Union; six grandchildren, Teresa Mason (Greg) of Chesterville, Donny Kelly (Penny) of Chesterville, Jimmy Adams (Kathy) of Amory, Marcy Rock of Okolona, Pam Blissard of Mooreville and Charlie Beth Whitt of Old Union; 15 great-grandchildren, Laurie Fowler (Travis), Melanie Enis (Jimmy), Kellie McLellen (Nathan), Emily Mason, Casey, Justin and Austin Kelly, Jeremy and Taylor Adams, Jamy and Brittany Jones, Laura Beth Blissard, Mandy Rose Blissard, Katherine Cordelia Rock and Mary Grace Rock; 14 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband; her daughter, Shirley E. Davis; two brothers George Brown and Andy Brown; and two sisters, Mattie Brown and Vida Addison.
Pallbearers will be Justin Kelly, Austin Kelly, Jeremy Adams, Nathan McLellen, Travis Fowler and Jimmy Enis.
Honorary pallbearers will be the members and past and present staff of Lee County Multi-purpose Senior Center.
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Priceville Cemetery Fund c/o Gerald Adderholt; or the Giddeons International.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Edna Hamric
NETTLETON – Edna Mitchell Hamric, 92, died Saturday, May 15, 2010, at Darlington Oaks Hospice in Verona after an extended illness. She was born on March 5, 1918, in Vina, Ala. to Robert and Emmie Carpenter Mitchell and had resided in Nettleton for the past 48 years. She was a retired seamstress and a member of the Church of God of Prophecy in Verona. She enjoyed working in her flower garden.
Services were Monday, May 17, at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Phillip Pharr and the Rev. Eugene Thornton officiating. Burial was in Jones Chapel Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Nettleton was in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Betty Oliver (James) of Riverside, Ala., and Marvlene Parker of Nettleton; one son, Wayne Hamric (Elizabeth) of Okolona; one daughter-in-law, Christine Hamric of Nettleton; one brother-in-law, Arlie Belcher of Red Bay, Ala.; five grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnie Hamric; one son, Robert Qunion Hamric; her parents; three sisters, Gwendolyn Belcher, Larie Black and Pearlie Uptain; and one brother, Leston Mitchell.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry online at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
Ricky Simmons
GOLDEN – Ricky Simmons, 52, died Sunday, May 16, 2010, at his residence.
Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. today at Palestine Church in Paden and continue until service time on Wednesday.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Palestine Church in Paden. Burial will be in Palestine Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay is in charge of the arrangements.
Shorty Smith
OXFORD – J.C. “Shorty” Smith, 93, died Sunday, May 16, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi. Born in Lafayette County, he was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, the VFW Lodge 3978 and the O.D. Smith Masonic Lodge 33. He was a veteran of the United States Army Engineer Company 1568th where he served as a T5 during World War II. He was a former Scout Master for Troop 45 and served on the advisory board of First National Bank. He was the former owner of Smith Oil Co. and a member of the Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce. He enjoyed camping, traveling and mowing his grass.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Waller Funeral Home with Brother Johnny Flynt officiating. Burial will follow at Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Survivors include his wife, Margie Watts Smith of Oxford; two sons, Donald Smith of Oxford and Randy “Rudy” Smith and his wife, Pat McClure-Smith, of Oxford; two sisters, Christine White of Abbeville and Mary Irene Bryant of West Union; one brother, Johnnie B. Smith Jr. of Brentwood, Tenn.; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Smith.
Memorial donations may be made to Angel Ranch, P.O. Box 120, Oxford, MS 38655.
To leave an online condolence, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.
Grady Hickman
SALTILLO – Grady Hickman, 44, died Saturday, May 15, 2010, at his residence after an extended illness. A native of the Lake Piomingo community, he was born Dec. 30, 1965, to James Grady and Offie Mae Gray Hickman. He was an auto mechanic and enjoyed fixing up old cars. He also enjoyed fishing, gardening and flowers, and he loved living free and riding in the country. He was a member of Grace Memorial Baptist Church. He attended Cedar Grove Pentecostal Church in his earlier years.
Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at The Saltillo Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Rev. James Grady Hickman officiating.
Survivors include one daughter, Katrina Hickman of the home; his parents, James G. and Offie M. Hickman of Lake Piomingo; two sisters, Deborah Glitta (Anthony) and Judy Forrester (Kenny), all of Saltillo; one brother, James Earl Hickman (Alana) of Tupelo; five nieces, four nephews, three great-nieces and one great-nephew.
Pallbearers will be Ronnie Miller, Benjamin Pitts, Jimmy Randolph, Richard Hickman, Benjamin Davis Hickman and Anthony Gliatta.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Saltillo Chapel.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Amy Hester
PONTOTOC – Wanda Amy Moorman Hester, 54, died Sunday, May 16, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. She worked at Action, Regional Mental Health Facility and at Hamp&R Block. Most recently she was a housewife. She loved going to yard sales, attending soccer games and watching Ole Miss football.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Fred Hartley, Chris Moody and Jimmy McMillen officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include her mother, Earnestine Moorman; one sister, Joyce Yates; her husband, Cecil Hester; two daughters, Cady Hester and Beth Hester; one son, Dustin Waldron; her grandchildren, Blake Waldron-Gromley, Blase Waldron and Ashlynn Waldron; nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews; and her former husband, Charles Waldron.
She was preceded in death by her father, C.O. Moorman; two sisters, Betty Lynn Sewell and Lyndia Dearman; one brother, Barry Moorman; and one nephew, Jeff Rackley.
Pallbearers will be Ryan Moorman, Kevin Rackley, Terry Rackley, Jordan Yates, Andy Payne and Jack Yates.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from noon to service time Wednesday.
John T. Barrett Jr.
John T. Barrett Jr. closed out his final flight plan on Saturday, May 15, 2010, in Puyallup, Wash. He was born to John T. and Pauline W. Barrett on Aug. 4, 1939, in Aberdeen. He was a retired Northeast Airlines captain. He is survived by his wife, Janet, of Spanaway, Wash.; twin daughters, Lynn Mackenzie and husband, Drew, of Greenville, S.C., and Leigh Mobley and husband, Keith, of Aberdeen; and a son, John T. Barrett III and wife, Sarah, of Madison; two stepchildren, Tracey Logsdon and husband, Gary, of Puyallup, Wash., and Scott Sandey and wife, Dee, of St. Cloud, Minn., and nine grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother retired Col. Robert Barrett and wife, Claire, of Aberdeen.
In addition to being a retired airline captain, he was a 100 percent disabled veteran as a result of contracting Multiple Myeloma, attributed to his exposure to Agent Orange while flying helicopters for the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He had fought a long and valiant battle to overcome his malady, including two autogolous (self) transplants and a stem cell transplant from his brother. He had a zest for life and will always be remembered for his sense of humor and his ability to tell amusing stories. He was a unique person who was not only an airline captain, an Army captain, but the captain of his own vessel, Airwaves. Flying and boating were two of his greatest passions.
Services will be held at the Church of the Nazarene in Puyallup, Wash., at 11 a.m. Monday, May 24. Interment will be in the Mount Tahoma National cemetery in Kent, Wash. There also will be a memorial service in his hometown of Aberdeen at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Franciscan Hospice, 3901 S. Fife, Tacoma, WA 38409; or a favorite charity.
Condolences may be left at www.tisdalelennmemorial.com.

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