Obituaries May 2, 2011

Rylee Marlar
BOONEVILLE – Rylee Mae Marlar, five months, died Saturday, April 30, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was the daughter of Bradley and Brooke Marlar and sister of Maddi Marlar. Although she was faced with many challenges in this world, she was such a strong little girl and fought a hard fight. Her family was so blessed to have her here.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth with Bro. Keith Smith and Bro. Brian Rainey officiating. Burial will be in Glendale Cemetery. McPeters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Along with her parents and sister, she is also survived by her maternal grandparents, Terry and Lynn Richardson, Gena and Steve Tarpley, both of Guntown; paternal grandparents, Benny and Deborah Marlar of Burnsville; great-grandparents, Sara and Harry London of Tupelo, Bobby and Donna Whitten, Dillard and Dorothy Richardson of Tupelo and Eva Mae Whirley and the late Lester Whirley of Burnsville.
She was also preceded in death by great-grandparents, Clinton and Vina Marlar and Oneida Richardson.
Pallbearers will be Scott Daniel, John Nunley, Chad Marlar and Jared Patterson.
Honorary pallbearers will be Darryl Hatfield, Chris Terry, Rickey Christopher, Russ Lamb and Jeff Long.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Rylee’s family requests memorials in her memory be made to the Rylee Mae Marlar Memorial Fund, c/o Bancorp South, 207 S. First Street, Booneville, MS 38829.
Condolences may be made to mcpetersfuneraldirectors.com.
Floyd Flippo
BALDWYN – Floyd Anderson Flippo, 81, died Saturday, April 30, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service in New Albany.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
‘Shag’ Bridges
RIPLEY – Terry Lynn “Shag” Bridges, 50, died April 30, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born on June 24, 1960, to Lester Marlin and Ruby Maxine Beavers Bridges in Ripley. He was an employee of Ashley Furniture Company and a member of Unity Baptist Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Unity Baptist Church in Ripley with Bro. Ronnie Barefield officiating. Burial will be in Unity Cemetery. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his daughter, Brandie Newby (Jeffrey) of Dumas; his mother, Ruby Beavers Bridges of Ripley; his sister, Marilyn Short (Gerald) of Ripley; his brothers, Darrell Bridges (Maggie) of Ripley and Jerry Bridges (Jerri Ann) of Booneville; three grandchildren, Alexis Bridges, Carmen Newby and Landon Newby; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Lester Marlin Bridges.
Pallbearers will be Charlie Mason, Kyle Crofford, Wes Davis, Terry Brady, Justin Bridges, Bobby Bridges, Anthony Jobe and Nicky Newby.
Honorary pallbearer will be Gary Huddleston.
Visitation will be from 7 to 11 a.m. today at the funeral home and from 1 p.m. until service time today at the church.
To view and sign online guest book, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.
Ora Stennett
BOONEVILLE – Ora Fay Searcy Stennett, 97, died Saturday, April 30, 2011, at the Longwood Community Living Center in Booneville. She was born Sept. 13, 1913, to Ezra and Rose Nix Searcy. She was retired from Baptist Memorial Hospital and continued working as a volunteer for many years. She was a member of Booneville Church of Christ. She enjoyed reading, crocheting and quilting. Her main joy was attending church and helping others.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Jim Estes and Minister Greg Pollock officiating. Lloyd Beard will be delivering the eulogy. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by two daughters, Rebel (Charles) Gamble of Nashville, Tenn. and Maydean (Myrl) Crowe of Rienzi; a daughter-in-law, Pauline Stennett of Booneville; two granddaughters, Pat (Theus) Armistead and Tammy (Brent) Mauney; eight step grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, Amanda Armistead, Max Mauney and Ben Mauney; several step great-grandchildren and step great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Monroe Stennett on Nov. 1, 1964; two stepsons, Arthur and Leslie Stennett; her parents; 18 brothers and sisters; and two grandsons.
Visitation will be from 8 a.m. until service time today the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Booneville Church of Christ, 406 North Second Street, Booneville, MS 38829.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
Mary Jo Doler
BRUCE – Mary Jo Doler, 63, died April 30, 2011, at The Med in Memphis as a result of an automobile accident. She was a homemaker and a member of Bruce First Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Daniel Hathorne officiating and Bro. Darrell Logan assisting. Burial will be in Bruce Cemetery. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Benford Doler Jr. of Bruce; her daughter, Lisa Michelle Doler of Bruce; her son, Benford Doler III and his wife, Jeannie of Bruce; her brother, Earl Taylor Norman of Memphis; and one granddaughter, Gabrielle Giompolletti of Bruce.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Roscoe and Mary Louise Hubbard Norman; and two brothers, David and Billy Gene Norman.
Pallbearers will be Don Bell, T.A. Beckett, Hugh Mitchell Cannon, Charles Herring, Paul Hurst, Miles Jeffery, Rex Jarrett, Robert Edward Oakley and William Ruth.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. prior to the service Tuesday at the funeral home.
Walter Turman
BOONEVILLE – Walter Henry Turman, 79, died Sunday, May 1, 2011, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Booneville Funeral Home.
Celia Fay Jackson
SMITHVILLE – Celia Fay Dabbs Jackson, 92, died Wednesday, April 27, 2011, as a result of the tornado in Smithville. She was born on Aug. 11, 1918, in Hatley, to Lemuel and Mary Fuqua Dabbs.
At age 15, she married Vardie Jackson on Feb. 3, 1934. They were married for 54 years until he passed away in 1988. She was a resident of Smithville since 1934. Her greatest joy in life was working in her flowers. She also found pleasure in spending time with her dogs and cats; as well as, growing vegetables in her garden. She was an extremely hard-working woman throughout her entire life. She worked at garment plants in Amory and Smithville along with farming for many years.
A celebration of life service will be at 4 p.m. today at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory with Bro. Lloyd Minor officiating. Burial will be in Haughton Memorial Garden. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by two daughters, Helen Patterson (Joe) of Canton, Ga. and Linda Cox (Doug-deceased) of Northport, Ala.; six grandchildren, Barry Smith (Jill), Cindy Shafer (David), Deanna Smith (Orvis), Doug Cox, Robin Silva (John) and Daniel Cox; and 10 great-grandchildren, Davey, Carly, Leah, Dillon, Alyssa, Ansley, Avery, Beau, Forest and Taylor.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Vardie Jackson; five sisters, Minnie Lee Jones, Winona Hill, Emma Palmer, Annabell Evans, Loucille Welch and twin sister, Julia Ray Bowen; and four brothers, Austin Dabbs, Houston Dabbs, Burley Dabbs and Moses Dabbs.
Pallbearers will be Barry Smith, David Shafer, John Silva, Doug Cox, Daniel Cox and Orvis Smith.
Honorary pallbearers will be Beau and Forest Smith.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
Memorials may be made to the church of your choice in Smithville.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
William Hall
TUPELO – William W. Hall, 86, died Saturday, April 30, 2011, at his home after a brief illness. He was born in the Evergreen Community of Itawamba County on Feb. 25, 1925, to Robert Hall and Sallie Francis Hall. He retired from the United States Postal Service. He was a Veteran of WW II, having served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a Corporal in Iwo Jima. He received a purple heart and other prestigious medals. He was a member of West Jackson Street Baptist Church, a 33rd Degree Mason, a Shriner and a worthy patron of the Eastern Star. He was also a member of the VFW and Camp Blue Bird.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at West Jackson Street Baptist Church with the Rev. Bert Harper officiating. Burial will follow in Lee Memorial Park. Lee Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Jean Dickerson Hall of Tupelo, one sister Margurett Inez Hall Pearson of Nashville,Tenn.; six grandchildren, Christopher Brian Hagerty (Jessamyn) of Los Angeles, Calif., Cole Smith (William) of Nesbit, Amy Littles of Tupelo, Julie Phillips of Arlington, Tenn., Brandi Hall of Tupelo and Josh Curry of Tupelo; and seven great-great-grandchildren, Brian J. Hagerty, Gavin Smith, Cameron Smith, Micah Littles, Ethan Wackermann and Maya Wackermann.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons; Kenneth Raymond Hall and William Randy Hall; three sisters, Carrie Maria Hall, Louella Hall Mills and Annie Frances Hall McNeece; and eight brothers, Frank Thomas Hall, Johnny Loyd Hall, Wiley Alfred Hall, Charlie Bee Hall, James Taylor Hall, Robert Alva Hall, Leroy Dell Hall and Leonard Wesson Hall.
Pallbearers will be United States Marine Corps League of Tupelo.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Valerie Meredith
MYRTLE – Valerie Childers Meredith, 37, died Saturday, April 30, 2011, at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service of New Albany.
Mildred Elam
SMITHVILLE – Mildred Farrar Stephens “Granny Mildred” Elam, 79, died Wednesday, April 27, 2011, as a result of the Smithville tornado. Born Sept. 2, 1931, in Smithville, she was a daughter of Raymond and Carria Watts Farrar.
Granny was a graduate of Smithville High School, Class of 1949, where she was a basketball cheerleader. She worked at Monroe Trousers before becoming a homemaker and operating a child care business. Faithful and having a strong love for the Lord, Granny was a lifelong member of Smithville Baptist Church where she was a member of the Ruth Whitehead Sunday school class. Generous and compassionate, she kept and fed numerous children when they got off the school bus. Her faith, family and friends guided her life. Granny was extremely proud of her children and grandchildren. Dedicated to serving others, especially older folks, she faithfully visited the nursing home with her Young at Heart group. She made people’s day when one of her cards arrived in the mail on special days, occasions and sharing memories and condolences. Granny’s enjoyment centered around helping others, and she always looked forward to cooking and having the family over on holidays.
A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Bro. Wesley Stephens and Bro. Wes White officiating. Burial will be in Young Memorial Garden. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her daughters, Bridget (Dannie) Lee and Karen (Lee) Knight of Smithville; sons, Terry (Alisa) Stephens and Tim Stephens of Smithville; grandchildren, Kerri (Stephen) Hathcock of Amory, Kassi Lee of Clinton, Wesley (Elizabeth) Stephens of Tupelo, Zara Duke, Justin Knight, Kasha Stephens, Kyle Stephens and Kara Stephens, all of Smithville; great-grandchildren, Riley Beth and Seth Stephens, Pearson and Addison Duke and Jack Hathcock; nephew, Billy and Margie Farrar of Amory; and special friends, Kathleen Lovern, Nay Lantrip and Nell Box.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah Carol Stephens; and a brother, Elbert Pete Farrar.
Pallbearers will be Richard McCain, Kevin Farrar, Jeremy Farrar, Jeff Lindsey, Luke Harris, Mike Holloway and Jerry Lee Frederick.
Honorary pallbearers will be Lawrence Stevens and Billy Farrar.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to Smithville Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 52, Smithville, MS 38870, or to Baptist Children’s Village, 216 Farrow Manor DR, Independence MS 38618.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
William Coleman
HAMILTON – William Fay Coleman, 87, died Saturday, April 30, 2011, at his home in Hamilton. He was born Oct. 17, 1923, to Benjamin Coleman and Mattie Ann Honeycutt Coleman in Monroe County. He was a life long resident of Hamilton and a member of Center Hill Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII. He retired from civil service.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Center Hill Baptist Church with Bro. Tony Rooks and Bro. Terry Edwards officiating. Burial, with military rites, will be in Center Hill Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Diane Harlow and husband, Bill of Hamilton and Susie Coleman and fiancampé, Jerry Pittman of Hamilton; one son, Tommy Coleman and wife, Brenda of Hamilton; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ethel Rooks Coleman; his grandson, Justin Harlow; his sister, Avie Lou Dahlem; his brothers, Hilton Coleman, J.D. Coleman and Wilber Coleman.
Pallbearers will be Sterling Coleman, Issac Smith, Ben Smith, Richard Walters, Trey Harlow and Bennie Coleman.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home in Aberdeen.
To sign the register and send condolences on line, visit http://www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
Keith Tucker
AMORY – Keith “Peanut” Allen Tucker, 43, died Friday, April 29, 2011, at his home. Born Sept. 10, 1967, in Waukegan, Ill., he was a son of Harold Junior Tucker and Annie Grey Lockhart Tucker.
Peanut attended Hatley and Sulligent Schools as well as Itawamba Community College. He worked for Comfort Engineering for nine years. During his lifetime, he worked over 20 years as a heating and air conditioning technician. Mr. Tucker was a Baptist, who was outgoing, a peacemaker and someone that always helped others. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, Alabama football and spending time with his friends. His family was very important to him, and he was a tenderhearted, hardworking, wonderful dad and provider. Peanut enjoyed listening to Rock n Roll music.
A celebration of life service will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Bro. Tim McMillan officiating. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his father, Harold Tucker of Amory; son, Trevor Tucker of Pontotoc; daughters Haley Parker, Betsy Tucker, both of Nettleton and Angela M. Tucker of Florida; sisters, Sandra Tucker of Georgia, Deb Swinson of Cordova and stepsister, Jennifer Fondren of Amory; brothers Kenny Wayne (Lesia) Tucker of Mantachie and stepbrother, Jeff Capps of Amory; grandchildren, Gavin Alexander Parker and Collin Andrew Patten of Nettleton; niece, LeAnn Tucker; nephews, Eric Mejia, Michael Sanford, Jason Gordon and Austin Imel; and the mother of his children, Carol Parker Tucker of Pontotoc.
In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his fiancampé’ Christina Harnage.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Carter, Danny Tipton, Tim Jaton, John Lockhart, John King, Trevor Tucker, Shane Bramlett, Brandon Patten, Michael Stanford and Eric Mejia.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Ruby Taylor
MOOREVILLE – Ruby Faye Taylor, 81, died Sunday, May 1, 2011, at Sanctuary Hospice House. She was born in Lee County on Jan. 27, 1930, to Riley and Hattie Lindsey Irvin. She was a long-time active member of Ballardsville Baptist Church. She read her Bible daily. She loved her family, and her greatest pleasure was time spent with her daughter, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Thelbert Hill and the Rev. Roger Franks officiating. Burial will be in Gilvo Cemetery. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Kaye Estes (Jimmy) of Eggville; three grandchildren, Robin Puckett (Daniel) of Mooreville, Christy McCasland (James) of Ballardsville and Cindy Umfress (Chris) of Smithville; six great-granchildren, Mary Puckett, Emily McCasland, Austin McCasland, Matthew Smith, Shelby Umfress, Peyton Umfress; one brother, Bobby Irvin (Jo Ellen) of Dorsey; two sisters, Delois Sheffield (Roddy) and Sue Gray (Jackie) both of Dorsey; and one daughter-in-law, Pat Taylor of Peppertown.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James amp”Budamp” Taylor, who died April 26, 1998; her son, Gary Wade Taylor, who died, March 11, 1989; and her parents.
Pallbearers will be Blake Sheffield, Blair Sheffield, Kirk Sheffield, Kris Irvin, Matt Gray, Brandon Sheffield and Ricky Johnson.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Sylvia Coughlin
NEW ALBANY – Sylvia Wilson Coughlin, 81, died April 30, 2011, at Graceland Care Center in New Albany. Sylvia was born in the Birmingham Ridge Community of Lee County on March 13, 1930, the daughter of the late Guy and Vick Morgan Wilson. She had lived most of her life in Massachusetts before moving to New Albany 15 years ago. Mrs. Coughlin was a member of Northside Baptist Church and a retired caregiver.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Glenfield Funeral Home in New Albany. Burial will be in Glenfield Memorial Park. Glenfield Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her son, Thomas Swindle of New Albany; three sisters, Clifford Easterling, Nan Hill (Ralph), both of New Albany and Janie King of Arcadia, Fla.; brother, Jimmy Wilson (Arlene) of Avon, Mass.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Coughlin; a brother, John Wilson; and a sister, Dorothy Arnold.
Pallbearers will be her nephews.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mitchell Brown
BLUE MOUNTAIN – Mitchell Chayse Brown, 63, died April 30, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born March 6, 1948, to Ceffice Earl and Wardie Mae Childers Brown in Walnut. He was a Baptist.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Bro. Tim Hall officiating. Burial will be in Flat Rock Cemetery in Hickory Flat. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Frazier Brown of Blue Mountain; his daughter, Tina Patterson (Kevin) of Whiteville, Tenn.; his son, Lonnie Brown of Blue Mountain; four sisters, Mary Lee Hodge and Jackie Brown, both of Middleton, Tenn., Johnnie Mae Clemmer of Brownfield and Judy Davis (Buddy) of Savannah, Tenn.; two brothers, Stanley Brown (Lisa) of Middleton, Tenn. and Marshall Brown of Blue Mountain; eight grandchildren, Samantha Barber (Keylon), Ashley Paul (William), Amber Brown (Curtis), Crystal Wikerson (Geneva), Kristian Mullins (Christopher), Drestin Clemmer, Montana Brown and Cody Voyles; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be Lonnie Brown, Joey Manley, Curtis Shields, William Paul, Caleb Austin and Kerry Bryant.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jeff Brown, Jody Brown, Drestin Clemmer, Keylon Barber, Kevin Patterson and Paul Howell.
Visitation will be from 7 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
Thomas Monaghan
TUPELO – Thomas A. Monaghan, Sr., 84, died Saturday, April 30, 2011, at Sanctuary Hospice House after an extended illness. He was born June 24, 1926, in Gunnison to Robert H. and Lois Christian Monaghan. He married Margie Sheffield on June 28, 1947. He worked for Singer Sewing Machine Company, Hunter Sadler Manufacturing of Tupelo and retired as a rural mail carrier. He was a United States Army Veteran and served in Germany during World War II. He was a long-time active member of Parkway Baptist Church. He was a VFW member and an avid Mississippi State sports fan. He loved to hunt and fish.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Rev. Paul Brashier, Rev. Trevor Davis and Dalton Davis officiating. Burial will be in Dorsey Cemetery. W.E. Pegues is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Margie Sheffield Monaghan of Tupelo; one son, Tom Monaghan (Sharon) of Starkville; one daughter, Debbie Henley (David) of Olive Branch; four grandchildren, Mark Monaghan (Melanie) of Pearl, Kelly Gray (Ryan) of Hoover, Ala., Angie Davis (Trevor) of Olive Branch and Mandy Wright (Shane) of Olive Branch; 10 great-grandchildren, Maggie and Milla Monaghan, Cameron, Linley and Emery Gray, Dalton, Griffin and Evan Davis and Alex and Addie Wright; one sister, Joann Chism of Pontotoc; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Dorothy Monaghan and Lois and W.G. Tucker; and one brother, Jimmy Monaghan.
Pallbearers will be Mark Monaghan, Ryan Gray, Shane Wright, Horace Wadlington, F.G. Wiygul, David Reese, Arthur Roy Reed and Don Sheffield.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Sheffield, Joe Sheffield, Nolan Owen and Kevin Tackitt.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Parkway Baptist Church, 1302 Lee Street, Tupelo, MS 38801 and The Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38803.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Buffy Keele
IUKA – Buffy Keele, 35, died Sunday, May 1, 2011, at Methodist Hospital in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka.
Pearlie Robertson
BOONEVILLE – Pearlie I. Robertson, 88, died Friday, April 29, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was born April 4, 1923, to Rosie Warren Jackson and Archie Clyde Welch in Prentiss County. She was a member of Ruben-Chapel C.M.E. Church in Baldwyn.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Ruben-Chapel C.M.E. Church with the Rev. Henry Damons officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Agnew amp& Sons Funeral Home of Booneville is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include three sisters, Ada Christian of Booneville, Martha Jean Jones of Oklahoma City, Okla. and Marie Hill of Baldwyn.
She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers; and five sisters.
Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. today. Family hour will be from 5 to 6 p.m today at the funeral home.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry at www.agnewandsons.com.
Mark Smith
PONTOTOC – James Mark Smith, 63, died May 1, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Pontotoc. He was born June 7, 1947, to Marcus Matthew Smith and Edith Monette Walls Smith of Algoma. He served in the U.S. Army and was a Korean War Veteran. He retired from Crawsons Used Cars in 2003 as an auto mechanic. He loved camping; spending time with his family and his dog, Yo-Yo; and eating breakfast everyday with this buddies at Hardees.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Bro. Tony Morrow and Bro. Roger Reeder officiating. Burial, with military honors, will be in Longview Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 11 years, Betty J. Smith of Longview; his daughters, Selena Smith of Irvine, Calif., Marcie Smith of Atlanta, Ga., Amanda Smith Coker (Jonathan) of Ecru, Leanne Mask (James) of Pontotoc and Kathy Willard (Steven) of Pontotoc; son, Jonathan Wray (Mendy) of Pontotoc; grandchildren, Presley Coker, Evan Coker, Justin Mask (Elizabeth), Meagan Mask, Mckensie Mask, Leslie Willard, Gregory Willard and Madison Faye Wray; one great-grandchild, Payton Mask; and brothers and sisters, Cecil Smith (Linda) of Ingomar, Edith Short (Jack) of Pontotoc and Diane Smith (Billy Mayo) of Ingomar.
He was preceded in death by his father, Marcus Matthew Smith; his brother, Malcolm Lynn Smith; and grandparents, Jim and Mary Watts, James Willis and Mattie Elizabeth Smith.
Pallbearers will be Elbert Lyons, Sam Crawson, Raymond Owens, Justin Mask, Stephen Willard and James Mask.
Honorary pallbearer will be Robert Bramlett.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from noon until 2 p.m. Tuesday, all at the funeral home.
Jessie Cox
SMITHVILLE – Jessie “Grandy” Collins Cox, 84, died Wednesday, April 27, 2011, as a result of the Smithville tornado. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Robert Jones
OXFORD – Robert N. “Bobby Nedamp” Jones, 63, died Saturday, April 30, 2011, at his home in Oxford.
A private family graveside service will be held in Yellow Leaf Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
The family has requested that expressions of sympathy be made to Yellow Leaf Cemetery Fund, c/o Martha May, 221 HWY 334, Oxford, MS 38655.
To send an online condolence, please visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.
Estelle Goff
SKYLINE – Estelle Goff, 96, died Sunday, May 1, 2011, at her daughter’s home in the Skyline Community. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

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