Obituaries May 26, 2010

Dewayne Stevens
STARKVILLE – Dewayne Stevens, 70, died Monday, May 24, 2010, at Sanctuary Hospice in Tupelo.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at the First Baptist Church in Starkville. Burial will be in Memorial Garden Park. Welch Funeral Home of Starkville is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will continue from 9 a.m. to service time today at the church.
To sign the online guest register, visit www.welchfuneralhomes.com.
Hazel Morris
ABERDEEN – Hazel Jones Morris, 70, died Monday, May 24, 2010, at her residence. She was born Dec. 28, 1939, in Monroe County to Will Henry Jones and Olean Hood Jones. She was a lifelong resident of Monroe County. She was a retired Home Health aide for Alexander Home Health (now Gilberts Home Health). She was a member of Grace Chapel Baptist Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Bro. Robert Earl Fowlkes and Bro. Robert Moore officiating. Burial will be in New Prospect Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Donna Baucom and husband, Ronnie, of Aberdeen; three sons, Charles E. Roebuck Jr. and wife, Rach, of Tucson, Ariz., Harold Keith Roebuck and wife, Ann., of Aberdeen, and Jerry Carl Morris and wife, Michelle, of Aberdeen; one sister, Sherrell Gill and husband, Bobby, of Hamilton; 15 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Leroy Morris; one sister, Margaret Gann; and two brothers, Earl Jones and Harold Jones.
Pallbearers will be family members.
Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. today at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home.
An online guest registry and condolences may be accessed at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
Birdie Young
BOONEVILLE – Birdie Mae Young, 93, died Monday, May 24, 2010, at her home. She was born Oct. 15, 1916, to David and Myrtle Robinson Alexander. She was a housewife and a member of Carolina United Methodist Church. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, embroidery and gardening.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mark McCoy and Bro. W.C. Alexander officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery.
She is survived by her daughter, Loretta (Leamon) Jackson; three grandchildren, Tim (Adana) Jackson, Shannon (Scott) Mills and Brandon (fiancampée, Jennifer) Jackson; three great-grandchildren, Alex Jackson, Indya Mills and Jadon Jackson; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clayton Young; her parents; five sisters, Quay McCord, Rosa Lee Fleming, Verda Geno, Lois Crumby and Gladys Alexander; and one brother, Clinton Alexander.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Thursday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
Kenneth Keller
WEST POINT – Kenneth Ray Keller, 66, died Tuesday, May 25, 2010, at his home near West Point. He was born Sept. 21, 1943, in Clay County to Flora Perkins and Thomas Keller Sr. He worked in sales and was an entrepreneur. He was a member of Assembly of God and served on the Board of Directors of the Walk the Way Ministry. He was a National Guard veteran of the Berlin Crisis. He married Anna Laura Elmore on April 26, 1985, in West Point.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel in West Point with the Rev. Skeet Davis officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in West Point.
Survivors include his wife, Ann Elmore Keller of West Point; one daughter, Kristen Gwaltney (Jamie) of Savannah, Ga.; one son, Kevin Oswalt of West Point; two grandchildren, Tyler Oswalt and Chasady Oswalt; two sisters, Dorothy Fairchild (John) of Hamilton and Vadie Smith of Baytown, Texas; four brothers, James Lewis Keller (Bennie Faye) of Collinsville, and Tom Keller Jr. (Madeline), Harold Keller (Nancy) and Claude Keller, all of West Point.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Kim Keller.
Pallbearers will be Gary Keller, Jody Bryant, Jerry Sanders, Donald O’Brian, Tommy Brown, Jim Patton, Lynn Horton and Gene Garrick.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Friends may leave a Memory Message at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.
Robert Lowry
POTTS CAMP – Robert Earl “T.J.” Lowry, 54, died Monday, May 24, 2010, in Marshall County.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Bethlehem Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in the Bethlehem community of Potts Camp. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 10 p.m. today at the church.
Jerline Raines
MYRTLE – Ruby “Jerline” Rossell Raines, 66, died Monday, May 24, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. She was born June 22, 1943, in New Albany to Delma J. and Flossie Mae Beard Rossell. She had worked at Munsingwear before becoming disabled. She was a member of Harmony Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at United Funeral Service with Dr. Robert Daniel officiating. Burial will be in Enterprise Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband, Boswell Raines; two sons, Johnny Ray Raines Sr. and James Mark Raines, both of Myrtle; one sister, Margie Williams of Pontotoc; one brother, Junior Rossell (Patricia) of Etta; a special friend, Bonnie Raines; three grandchildren, Jessica Montana Raines, Johnny Ray Raines Jr. (Tiffany) and Christopher Lee Raines; and three great grandchildren, Mattie Elizabeth Raines, Jack Davis Raines and Raylee Ann Raines.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Dorothy Baker.
Pallbearers will be Ricky Williams, Phillip Williams, Rodney Williams, Steven Rossell, Bobby Raines and Charles Grubbs.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial donations be made to Jerline Raines Funeral Service Fund, c/o United Funeral Service, New Albany, MS.
For online condolences, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.
Tommy Lomenick
IUKA – Tommy Lomenick, 68, died Monday, May 24, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was a member of the Iuka First Freewill Baptist Church. He was employed by the Tishomingo County 3rd District. He was an outgoing person who enjoyed spending time with his family and watching his grandchildren play.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka. Bro. John Gwatney will officiate. Interment will follow in Snowdown Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Gayla Lomenick of Iuka; two sons, Dan Aldridge (Megan) and Keagan Lomenick, both of Iuka; four daughters, Leighann Parker, Jessica Lomenick (Justin Rickett), Morgan Lomenick and Kallee Lomenick, all of Iuka; two brothers, Luther “Brownie” Lomenick and Roy Lomenick (Nellie), both of Iuka; four sisters, June Luttrell (John) of Franklin Park, Ill., Jewel Wingo, (Wiley), Linda Arnold (Jerry) and Diana Johnson, all of Iuka; seven grandchildren, Hunter Aldridge, Destiny Aldridge, Noah Aldridge, Olivia Wigginton, Jasleigh Parker, Caleb Parker and Danica Coker, all of Iuka; Jason Parker and Jessica Aldridge; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Ruby Lomenick; a brother, James Lomenick; a sister, Shirley Robinson; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers include Tom Johnson, Dennis Wingo, Jeremy Arnold, Mark Lomenick, Joey Borden and Sterling Hogeland. Honorary pallbearers include Kevin Hall, Roger Wingo, Jonathan Johnson, Ricky Henson, Jimmy Arnold, Danny Ryan, Jesse Jones, John Morris, and the employees of the Tishomingo County 3rd District.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Iuka First Freewill Baptist Church Youth Life Center Building Fund.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
James Mayes
ECRU – James Mayes died Tuesday, May 25, 2010, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Beasley Funeral Home.
Helon Brown
VENICE, Calif. – Helon Erlene Mathis Brown, 97, died Wednesday, May 12, 2010, at her home in California. She was born in 1913 in Houlka to Henry Lacy Mathis and Annie Nina Cole Mathis. She attended Clark Business School in Jackson. She worked for Sears, Roebuck and Company in Jackson, then transferred to California during World War II. There, she worked at Sears before going to work for Douglas Aircraft Corp. She later became a real estate broker.
Funeral services will be held in California.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, May 31, at Houlka First Baptist Church. Houston Funeral Home is assisting the family locally.
She is survived by her daughter, Tanna Hazen of Venice, Calif.; her grandson, William Samson; and her brother, Robin Mathis and his wife, Shirley, of Houston; several cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Nellie Mae Mathis; and her brothers, Rad W. Mathis, Frank Merrell Mathis, Marvin Mathis, Lyndon Mathis and Ralph Mathis.
Letters of condolence may be sent to Tanna Hazen, 2137 Glyndon, Venice, CA 90291.
Tywilla J. Candia
BOONEVILLE – Tywilla Jean “T.J.” Candia, 48, died Sunday, May 23, 2010, at her home. She was born Oct. 25, 1961, in Laporte, Ind. She was a nurse, a United States Army veteran and a Pentecostal. She enjoyed reading, basketball and history programs.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Fred Wilbanks officiating. Burial will be in Antioch No. 2 Cemetery.
She is survived by a daughter, Tiffany Tejeda of South Pasadena, Calif.; her mother, Nora Chambers of Booneville; two brothers, Donny Davis (Pam) and Wally Davis (Tammy), all of Booneville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Candia; her father, Russell Arnett Sr.; and a brother, Russell Arnett Jr.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time today.
Annie Lee Prescott
WOODLAND – Funeral services for Annie Lee Prescott, 79, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the West Side Church of Christ with Bro. Herman Martin officiating. Burial will be in the Shady Grove Cemetery in Vardaman. Williams Memorial Funeral Home of Okolona is in charge of the arrangements.
Annie Lee Prescott was born July 7, 1930, to Joe McKinney and Odie Buchanan McKinney. She was a member of West Side Church of Christ and a homemaker. She enjoyed attending to her grandchildren, cooking and gardening.
Survivors include six daughters, Annie L. Johnson of Grenada. Lou Dean Davidson and Murry Murphy (Lee), both of Woodland, Rosie Smalley and Mary Wofford (Tommy), both of Houston, and Shalesha Beene of Plantersville; three sons, D.L. boyd of Woodland, and A.D. Boyd and Donald Wright, both of Houston; sister, Jeanette Thompson (Susie) of Vardaman; brothers, Joe Isaac McKinney of Toledo, Ohio, and Willie McKinney and W.J. McKinney, both of Vardaman.
Visitation will be from 2 to 5:30 p.m. today and the family hour will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. today, both at the funeral home.
Glenn Clayton
NETTLETON – Wiley Glenn Clayton, 58, died Tuesday, May 25, 2010, at his home after a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Bigbee Baptist Church.
Rubye Barnette
VARDAMAN – Rubye Maye Barnette, 78, died Sunday, May 23, 2010, at Baptist Hospital in Collierville, Tenn.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel in Calhoun City. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery in Calhoun City.
Mae Marie Carper
CORINTH – Mae Marie Carper, 82, died Tuesday, May 25, 2010, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth. Burial will be in Indian Creek Cemetery near Chewalla, Tenn.
Visitation will continue from 9 a.m. to service time today.
Online condolences may be left at www.memorialcorinth.com.
Jimmy Hall
RIENZI – Jimmy Wade Hall, 66, died Monday,May 24, 2010, at his home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Magnolia Funeral Home’s Chapel of Memories. Burial will be in Antioch No. 2 Cemetery.
Visitation will continue from noon to service time today at the funeral home.
Janice Izzarelli
BOONEVILLE – Janice Izzarelli, 61, died Monday, May 24, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a sudden illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kesler Funeral Home in Baldwyn.
Leslie Adkins
GUNTOWN – Leslie Renee Paslay Adkins, 44, died Monday, May 24, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Jimmy Williams
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Ark. – Jimmy Williams, 69, formerly of Ripley, died Tuesday, May 25, 2010, in Batesville, Ark.
A graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Paynes Chapel Cemetery in Ripley. Roller Coffman Funeral Home of Mountain View is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time Thursday at Paynes Chapel United Methodist Church.
Martha Jordan
ASHLAND – Martha Crouch Jordan, 80, died Tuesday, May 25, 2010, in Ashland.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Ashland Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
John Dandridge
PONTOTOC – John D. Dandridge died Tuesday, May 25, 2010, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

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