Obituaries May 24, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

Mavis Vaccaro
GALLAWAY, Tenn. – Mavis Vaccaro, 81, died Tuesday, May 22, 2012. She was a native of Itawamba County, then spent the majority of her adult life in Memphis. After fighting a long battle with Alzheimer’s, she passed away peacefully with her two daughters at her side. She was born on April 29, 1931, to Richard and Lela Taylor Leathers. She was an administrative secretary to various deans at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. She retired in 1994. She was active in her community, often volunteering for exhibits in the Memphis Wonders’ Series, including The Titanic and The Tombs of China. She was passionate about cooking and gardening and became a Tennessee Master Gardener in 1998. Also, her love of genealogy fostered her membership in the Germantown chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. In her earlier years, she was a Sunday school teacher, and later became a member of the Second Presbyterian Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today, May 24, 2012, at Senter Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Mike Deaton officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Senter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her daughters, Linda Diane Davison of Saranac Lake, N.Y., and Anita Jane Vaccaro of Redondo Beach, Calif.; granddaughters, Dr. Lindsay Elizabeth Davison of Washington, D.C. and Katherine Helen Davison of Plattsburg, N.Y.
She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and one sister.
Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. today.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Alzheimer’s Association of Memphis.
The family also wishes to thank Gallaway Healthcare Center and Crossroads Hospice for all of their love and support during her illness.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com.

L.J. Tucker
BALDWYN – L.J. Tucker, 74, died Sunday, May 20, 2012, at his residence. He was a member of the Hillcrest Church of Christ and a graduate of Shannon High School. He served 38 years in the Mississippi National Guard. He worked in the furniture industry for many years and retired from Bauhaus Manufacturing. He was an avid sports fan, especially Mississippi State sports, and he enjoyed visiting with family and friends.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at the Hillcrest Church of Christ with Minster Tim Childs officiating. Burial will be in the Corinth National Cemetery with full military honors. Waters Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Nita Weaver Tucker of Baldwyn; three daughters, Lynn Jackson (Rickey), Shelia Chase (Tim), all of Booneville, Lanita Malone (Danny) of Blue Springs; son, Tim Tucker (Karen) of Olive Branch; nine grandchildren, Buster Jackson, Rose Lynn Jackson, John Smith, Jason Smith, Jessica Pharr, Lacy Pannell, Dana Lessel, Kayla Tucker and Tyler Tucker; 14 great-grandchildren; two brothers, George Tucker of Troy and Jack Tucker of Louisiana.
He was preceded in death by a daughter; Jennifer Tucker Jenkins, and his parents, Albert Hurshel Tucker and Johnnie Lee Tucker.
Pallbearers will be Eddie Simmons, Steve Lee, Larry Betts, Tyler Tucker, Buster Jackson, Jason Smith, Sam Herring and David Herring.
The body will lie in repose one hour prior to service time at the church.
Charlie Roach
TUPELO – Charles Richard “Charlie” Roach, 54, died Monday, May 21, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center after a sudden illness. A Farmington native, he was born Nov. 19, 1957, to Jesse Lee and Mary Jeanette Parker Roach and had lived over 40 years in Tupelo. He was currently employed by I. H. Services at Cooper Tire. He had previously served as a volunteer fireman with the Plantersville Fire Department. He was an avid NASCAR fan, especially Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt Jr., an avid Ole Miss fan, and he enjoyed fishing and camping, boating and taking care of his Grand Banks Cabin Cruiser He was a child at heart and if his body had been as young as his spirit, he would have lived forever.
Services will be 3:30 p.m. today at Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Wexford Parmer officiating. Burial will be in Campbelltown Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Pamela Roach Harris of Tupelo and Kelsey Roach of Guntown; one son, James Michael Roach (Donna) of Shannon; his mother, Mary J. Roach of Saltillo; one sister, Goldie B. Dickey (Ralph) of Saltillo; one brother, Jesse Lee “Butch” Roach Jr. (Pamela Renee) of Montgomery, Ala.; two grandaughters, A’lexus Roach and Santanna Roach; four grandsons, Zabien Roach, Jesse M. Roach, Zachery Roach and Lucas Roach; and longtime friend, George Wilson.
He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, James Aaron Roach.
Pallbearers will be George Wilson, Ralph Dickey Jr., Chris Parker, Bob Davis, Lanny Roach, Kenneth Ray, G.M. Dutcher and Michael Seymore.
Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of I.H. Services at Cooper Tire.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Kermit McFerrin
MANTACHIE – Arthur Kermit McFerrin, 81, died Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a brief illness. He was born in Mantachie on May 26, 1930, to Orville Kermit (Jack) McFerrin and Gladys Lee Cummings McFerrin. He lived his entire life in Mantachie with the exception of two years at Mississippi State University and two more serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. Returning home after his military service, he taught at Mantachie High School for a semester before joining the family business, McFerrin Brothers Store. He worked in the family general merchandise business for the next 43 years until his retirement on July 31, 1997.
He attended school at Mantachie through the 10th grade and graduated from Itawamba Agricultural High School in 1948. He then attended the newly established Itawamba Junior College in Fulton and was a member of the first graduating class in 1950 where he was a member of the basketball and tennis teams. He received his business degree from Mississippi State University in 1952.
He was an active member of First Baptist Church of Mantachie. A member since 1946, he served as past chairman of the deacons, former Sunday School teacher, choir member, and numerous other roles, including pastor search committees. He was a charter member of the Mantachie Lions Club, founded in February 1956, and served as the club’s first secretary-treasurer and several terms as president and secretary. He was a board member of the Mantachie Natural Gas District and the Itawamba Historical Society. He served on the Tombigbee Electric Power Association Board for 35 years beginning in 1965, and he was serving as vice president of the board upon his retirement in August 2000. He was also a longtime Friend of the Itawamba County Library.
He married Mary Anna Reed of Fulton on Aug. 11, 1951, and was devoted to his family, enjoying many family gatherings at his home. He loved all sports, both as a participant and an enthusiastic fan, especially the Mississippi State Bulldogs. His talent as a gardener was known throughout the county. His servant spirit touched many lives through sharing flowers, meals, and encouragement. The love of God was shown through him every day and he leaves a legacy as a Christian husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
A celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m. today at First Baptist Church of Mantachie with Dr. John Adams, the Rev. Glyn Wiygul and the Rev. Tom Sheffield officiating. Burial will be in the Mantachie Cemetery with no graveside service. McNeece-Morris Funeral Home of Mantachie is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary Anna Reed McFerrin; three children, Pamela McFerrin Thompson (Randall) of Columbus, Cathy McFerrin of Meridian and Jack McFerrin (Amy) of Tupelo; four grandchildren, Amanda Thompson Martin (Jake) of Fulton, Kelley Reed Thompson (Courtney) of Birmingham, Ala., Anna Grace McFerrin (fiancampé, Grant Phifer) and Maggie McFerrin of Tupelo; four great-grandchildren, Madison, Caleigh, and Jordan Brooke Martin, Liam Samuel Thompson and numerous nieces and nephews; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bobby and Wanda Reed; his aunt, Dorothy McFerrin; and cousins Jennifer McFerrin and Randy McFerrin.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Midfred McFerrin Camp and husband, Vaughn Camp; his brother, John Hillary McFerrin and wife, Laura Cooley McFerrin; his in-laws, Vernon and Tula Reed; and his uncles, Gordon Marlin McFerrin and Keyron McFerrin.
Pallbearers will be his nephews, Thomas Camp, Joe Camp, Gene Camp, Brad McFerrin, Rod McFerrin and John Thomas McFerrin. Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons and members of the Men’s Adult Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church of Mantachie and members of the Mantachie Lions Club.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time today at First Baptist Church of Mantachie.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Mantachie, P.O. Box 159, Mantachie, MS 38855 or the American Cancer Society, 607 W. Main St., Suite C, Tupelo, MS 38804.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.mcneecemorrisfuneralhome.com.
Jamie Tuck
BEAVERTON, Ala. – James Junior “Jamie” Tuck, 59, died Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at Generations of Vernon. He was born on Jan. 1, 1953, in Marion County, Ala., to Raymond and Elzie Carter Tuck. He was of the Freewill Baptist faith. He enjoyed being with his family and friends, going to church and going to work, listening to Elvis Presley music and taking care of his dogs.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Otts Funeral Home Chapel in Sulligent, Ala., with Bro. Edward Puckett and Bro. Mike Franklin officiating. Burial will be in Barnesville Cemetery.
Survivors include five sisters, Ozella (Larry) Sorrells, Beaverton, Ala., Margie (James) Otts of Hamilton, Miss., Donna Nix of Hamilton, Ala., Louellon (Billy) Robinson of Sulligent, Ala., and Barbara (Ed) Cox of Smithville; two aunts, Exie Lee Craig and Ivy Lee Terry; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Gail Thomas.
Pallbearers will be: Brandy Crow, Gary Watson, Herlen Taylor, Tony Woodruff, Agee McRenolds, Steve Nix and Rodney Watson.
Condolences and special memories may be shared with the family at: www.ottsfuneralhome.net.
Jerry Garner
FULTON – Jerry “Sarge” Garner, 62, died Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at Sanctuary Hospice House after a long illness. He was born Feb. 1, 1950, to Cecil and Helen Easterling Garner. He served from 1968 to 1974 in the United States Marines and served in the Vietnam conflict. He was a member of Civitan, member of Post 49 of the American Legion and past Master of the Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed target shooting, hunting, fishing and watching John Wayne movies.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Saltillo Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Ricky Parks officiating. Burial will be in Mayfield Cemetery in Saltillo.
Survivors include two sons, James Garner (Liz) and Michael Garner (Jessica); grandchildren, Nigel, Roman, Megan, Daniel, Dustin and Kelsey, all of Pontotoc; siblings, Theresa Hamilton (Earl), Mary Ruth Jensen, Dale Garner (Shirley), Carolyn Gillespie (Frank), Cathy Dees (Hugh), Patty Bradford (Calvin) and Tommy Garner (Denise).
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be Nigel Garner, Travis and Ronnie Kitchens, Mike Stahl, Steve Steele and Scott Williams.
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
John Buchanan
THAXTON – John Buchanan, 75, died Monday, May 21, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. He was a member of Hurricane Baptist Church, a Mason and self-employed in the construction business. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Services were Wednesday, May 23, at Hurricane Baptist Church with the Rev. Kevin Merritt and the Rev. Philip Brock officiating. Burial was in the Warren Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Bivivian Russell Buchanan; one daughter, Debbie Buchanan Murrah (Danny Murrah); one son, Timothy David Buchanan (Reena Helms Buchanan); five grandchildren, Carrie Murrah Duran (Michael Duran), Christy Murrah Knighton (Corey Knighton), Emily Buchanan Rayburn (Matt Rayburn), Rachel Buchanan and Kaitlin Buchanan; three great-grandsons: Hayden Duran, Cohen Knighton and Gibson Rayburn; two sisters, Opal Buchanan Watson and Ethylene Buchanan Privett; and a half brother, Mike Russell (Karen).
He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis Buchanan and Hessie Buchanan Russell; stepfather: Marvin Russell; and his siblings, Barbara Russell, Duel Russell, Lynder Russell, Laymon Russell, Troy Russell, Leson Russell, Merrel Russell Henson, Luster Russell and Wilma Russell Whitworth.
Pallbearers were Zuby Parrish, Graden Hooker, Michael Duran, Corey Knighton, Matt Rayburn and Kurt Thompson.
Condolences may be offered at www.browningpontotoc.com.
Shirley Hannah
MEMPHIS – Shirley Glass Hannah, 65, formerly of Holly Springs, died Sunday, May 20, 2012, at Methodist Hospice House in Memphis.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Hillcrest Cemetery in Holly Springs. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
The body will lie in repose at the funeral home from 4 to 6 p.m. today.
Odie Vee White
MOOREVILLE – Odie Vee White, 82, died Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at Community Hospice at Darlington Oaks after an extended illness. A lifelong residence of Mooreville, she was born Oct. 25, 1929, to Aaron Vonnie and Arnie Vee Hallmark White. She was a graduate of Mooreville High School. For 34 years she worked for Woolworth/ Woolco as a sales clerk and personnel manager and also traveled many states helping set up new stores. She also worked eight years for Walmart. Scrapbooking, taking pictures and listening to gospel and bluegrass music was among her favorite pastimes. She also loved flowers. She was a faithful member of Union Grove Church of God of Prophecy.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Union Grove Church of God of Prophecy with the Rev. Tim Winters, the Rev. Wayne Thorn, the Rev. Curtis Shelton and the Rev. Ryan Napelo officiating. Burial will be in Union Grove Cemetery.W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include four brothers, Heburn White of Mooreville, Lelva White (Gayle) of Mooreville, Argus White (Martha) of Mantachie and Irron White of Mooreville; numerous nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews and great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Hubert White, Aaron D. White and R. V. White; two sisters-in-law, Janet White and Mary White.
Pallbearers will be Jonathan White, Eli White, Barry White, Blake Buchanan, Tracy Rogers, Trae Camp and Jacob Vance.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Camp and Kenneth White.
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Union Grove Church of God of Prophecy.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Vivian Hodges
NEW ALBANY – Vivian Belle Jennings Hodges, 90, died Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at her residence. She was born Nov. 13, 1921, in Fort Worth, Texas, to the Rev. John E. Jennings Sr. and Julia Howell Jennings. She was a retired employee of the New Albany School System, where she worked in the school cafeteria and drove a school bus. She loved reading and driving her school bus route. She was a member of the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Roy Fooshee officiating. Burial will be in the Glenfield Memorial Park. United Funeral Service in New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by two daughters, Julia Anna Hodges of New Albany and Virginia Hodges Parker (Jimmy) of New Albany; a son, David M. Hodges of New Albany; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Marlin Hodges; a sister, two brothers, and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Dave Parker, Rusty Hodges, Mark Jordan, Jimmy McMillen, Lee Bullock and Lane Heard.
For online condolences visit unitedfuneralservice.com.
Tom Keller
WEST POINT – Thomas Wilson Keller Jr., 79, died Monday May 21, 2012. He was born Aug. 5, 1932, in West Point to Flora Perkins and Thomas Keller Sr. He was a West Point native and married Madeline Pezant Keller 46 years ago. He was known as a husband, father, car dealer and gourd enthusiast. During his off time he enjoyed going to the river, playing cards, visiting with friends and spending time with family.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Dale Funderburg and the Rev. Alan Garbutt officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Robinson Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Madeline Keller of West Point; two sons, Gregory Keller (Susan) of Jupiter, Fla., and Gary Keller of Bradenton, Fla.; sister, Dot Fairchild of Hamilton, Vadie Smith of Baytown, Texas; brothers, James Louis Keller of Collinsville, and Harold Keller and Claud Keller, both of West Point; two grandchildren, Kaitlin and Jenna Keller.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Kenneth Keller.
Pallbearers will be Neal Myers, Lee Stafford, Jimmy Clark, Gene Swindol, Roger Swindol and Isreal Rodriguez. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. JR Powell, Shirley B. Harris, Ray Lucus, Rev. RC Bryan, Eli Smucker, Keith McClellan, Jerry Sanders, Tom Kirby, John Barron and Kenny Dill.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Robinson Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 794, West Point, MS 39773 or West Point Animal Shelter, 1212 Old Tibbee Road, West Point, MS 39773.
Friends may leave condolences online at robinsonfh.net.
Bernice McCalla
RIENZI – Bernice Louise McCalla, 75, died Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Burial will be in Kemps Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. to service time Friday.
Online condolences may be left at www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.
Kevin Herring
TUPELO – Kevin Brian Herring, 41, died Monday, May 21, 2012, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a sudden illness. He was born in Lee County on Feb. 7, 1971 to J. L. and Kathryn Harlow Herring. After graduation from Tupelo High School in 1989, he attended Itawamba Community College. He was a real estate appraiser and for the past six years had been employed with Patterson Appraisal. He was a member of Belden Baptist Church and also attended First Baptist Church of Shannon. He was an avid Ole Miss Rebel fan. He enjoyed being outdoors, loved duck hunting and especially spending time with Kristi and Cooper.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Dr. Don Baggett, the Rev. Jim Holcomb and the Rev. John Box officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include his mother, Kathryn Harlow Herring of Tupelo; brother-in-law, Tony Ingellis of Amory; two nephews, Shane Ingellis of Tupelo and Chris Ingellis of Maumelle, Ark.; special family, Kristi and Cooper of Shannon.
He was preceded in death by his father, J.L. Herring; his sister, Kathie Ingellis; his grandparents, Purvie and Grace Harlow, and Jack and Eula Herring.
Pallbearers will be Bill McNutt, Kevin Patterson, Jessy Patterson, Bob Griggs, Brian Fly, Brent Lindsey, Brian Trocha and Tommy Carruth.
Honorary pallbearers will be the First Baptist Church of Shannon Men’s Softball Team.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Shannon Building Fund, 143 Shannon Ave., Shannon, MS 38868.
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
David G. Robinson Jr.
DYERSBURG, Tenn. – David G. Robinson Jr., 44, died Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, Tenn. He was a cab driver.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Pleasant Valley Church of Christ in Marietta with Bro. Benny Milam officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are his mother, Wanda Milam Bozman of Dyersburg, Tenn.; his grandmother, Hazel Robinson; aunts, Dretta Caballero (Larry), Mandy Kimble, Brenda Kimble and Janice Kimble; and uncles, Benny Milam (Faye), Roger Milam, Mickey Milam, Jesse Robinson and Eddie Kimble.
He was preceded in death by his father, David Robinson Sr., and his grandparents, Arlo and Rumell Milam.
Visitation will be 10 a.m.to 3 p.m. Friday at Pleasant Valley Church of Christ.
Ron Yarbrough
HOULKA – Ronald Eiler “Ron” Yarbrough, 40, died Saturday, May 19, 2012, in Houlka. He was born Oct. 19, 1971. He was employed at Affordable Furniture Co. of Pontotoc.
Services were Wednesday, May 23, at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Bro. David Blackwell officiating. Burial was in Pontotoc City Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Pam Yarbrough, daughters, Amber Cox and Lacey Yarbrough, and son, Ryan Yarbrough, all of Houlka; his father, Jim (Charlanne) Yarbrough of Canton; his mother, Cherilyn (Joe) Steadman of Pontotoc; his stepgrandmother, Louise Daniels of Pontotoc; two sisters, Tara (Jimmy) Woodward of Louisville and Ginny Kennedy of Madison; a brother, Jamie Yarbrough of Pontotoc; two stepsisters, Lisa Davis and Rivers Burda; and a stepbrother, Lee Bounds; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Tynna Yarbrough; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Yarbrough, Theron Daniels and Ferrel Daniels.
Pallbearers were Todd Holloway, Randy Holloway, Tucker Holloway, Richard Holladay, Bobby Roye, Brent Foster, Duane Johnson and Charlie Gillespie. Honorary pallbearers were Tim Ball, Jeff Whitten, Ronald Hendrix and Alan Holloway.
Penny Keaton
OKOLONA – Penny Keaton died Wednesday, May 23, 2012, in Okolona. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial of Okolona.
Rhonda Hitt
OXFORD – Rhonda Hitt, 36, died Monday, May 21, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Coleman Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford. Burial will be in Delay Cemetery in Oxford.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time today at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be left at www.colemanfuneralhome.com.
David McGregor
LENNOX, S.D. – David Todd McGregor, 47, died Sunday, May 20, 2012, at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.C. He was a native of Holly Springs.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery at Waterford.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Friday.
Robert Nichols
BOONEVILLE – Robert E. Nichols died Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at his home in Booneville. He was the son of Alvin Nichols and Iddie Bell Price. He was a member of Mt. Olive M.B. Church. He worked many years for A.L. Shinault Construction Co.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Mt. Olive M.B. Church at with the Rev. Wayne Myles officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Agnew amp& Sons Funeral Home of Booneville is in charge of arrangements
Survirors include his wife, Gloria Nichols of Booneville; four daughters, Gayisha (Ronnie) Bell, Cassandra Nichols, Janice Nichols and Veronica Foster, all of Booneville; four sons, William Beene and Timothy Foster, both of Booneville, Robert (Jennifer) Tye of Knoville, Tenn., and Jason Foster of Booneville; eight sisters, Fannie B. Griffin, Mary Nichols, Mabeline Lowery, Gloria Nichols, Patricia Ann Price, Terri (Clifton) Byrd, Judine Price and Katherine Nabors; three brothers, Alvin Nichols Jr., Larry Price and Raymond Price; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one daughter.
Visitation is from 1 to 6 p.m. today.
Family and friends may sign the guestbook at www.agnewandsons.com.
Eddie Fooshee
CORINTH – Edwin Davis “Eddie” Fooshee, 58, died Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at the Mississippi Care Center. He was born Dec. 22, 1958, to the David and Opal South Fooshee. He was retired from Refreshments and Corinth Coca-Cola after 37 years. He was a member of Northside Church of Christ.
Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Henry Cemetery with Lennis Nowell officiating. McPeters Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his mother, Opal Fooshee; and a host of other family.
He was preceded in death by his father, David Fooshee, and an infant sister.
Ray Shack
NETTLETON – Ray Shack died Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew and Sons Funeral Home in Verona.
Eloise McAnally
BOONEVILLE – Eloise McAnally, 65, died Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Annie Tubb
HOUSTON – Annie Jewel Reed Tabb, 95, died Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at Shearer-Richardson Nursing Home. She was born Sept. 23, 1916, in Oktibbeha County to Jessie Laffette Reed and Martha Ann Kimbol Reed. She was extremely proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was very talented at crocheting and had a green thumb. She was Primitive Baptist.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Clear Springs Primitive Baptist Church with Bro. Ed Easley and Bro. Roger Miller officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her son, Charles “Bomar” Tabb (Helen) of Houston; two grandchildren, Caleb Tabb (Tina) and Tara Kilgore (Doug) of Houston; three great-grandchildren, Katy Tabb, Reagan Kilgore and Cohen Kilgore; three sisters, Bertha Hightower of Ackerman, Virginia Chavis (Melvin) of Mobile, Ala., and Earlene Miller of Eupora; and one brother, Charlie Reed of Moblie, Ala.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Boma Tabb; her parents; three sisters, Mittie Suber, Stella Mae Brooks and Plummie Clardy; and two brothers, Bilbo and Lloyd Reed.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today. The body will lie in repose from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday.
For online condolences visit, www.memorialfuneralhomehouston.com.
LaQuanda Wofford
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – LaQuanda S. “Punkin” Wofford, 27, died Friday, May 18, 2012, in Lawrenceville, Ga. She was born March 23, 1985, in West Point to Wendell Wofford and Annette Holliday Wofford. She received her education from West Point and Houston Schools.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Macedonia M.B. Church with the Rev. Perry and Pastor John Cox officiating. Burial will be in the Baskin Cemetery. Williams Memorial of Okolona is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her parents, Wendell Wofford of Prairie and Annette Holliday Wofford of Lawrenceville, Ga.; two sons, Adrain and Kamarius; two daughters, Tylonia and Sacaria five sisters, Tanessa, Adrain, Shay, Bernice and Diamond; two brothers, Terry and Tony.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home with a wake from 6 to 7 p.m. today.
Carl Newton
NEW ALBANY – Carl Newton, 65, died Saturday, May 19, 2012, at Trinity Mission Health and Rehab in Holly Springs.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home Chapel in Holly Springs.
The body will lie in repose at the funeral home from 2 to 2:55 p.m. today.
George Zinn
HOLLY SPRINGS – George Edward Zinn, 62, died Saturday, May 19, 2012, at his home in Holly Springs.
Services will be at noon Friday at Kimbrough Chapel M.B. Church in Holly Springs. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Benjamin Hallmark
BALDWYN – Benjamin Hallmark, 91, died Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at his home after a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.
Larry Barnes
MICHIE, Tenn. – James Larry Barnes, 57, died Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Services will be at noon Friday at the Church of the Crossroads. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. to service time Friday at the Church of the Crossroads.
Online condolences can be left at www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.