By NEMS Daily Journal
OXFORD – Paul Easton Bruening, 48, died Monday, May 24, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial donations may be made to Memorial and Honor Program, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.
To leave online condolences, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio – Eloise Pitts died Tuesday, May 25, 2010. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Senter Funeral Home of Fulton.
BOONEVILLE – Willie Mae Walden, 80, died Tuesday, May 25, 2010, at her home. She was a Baptist and a retired employee of Prentiss Manufacturing Company.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Paul Ray Hall officiating. Burial will be in the Piney Grove Cemetery.
She is survived by two special nieces and a special nephew she raised at her own, Angie (Paul Ray) Hall, Rita Hughes and Rickey Bearden, all of Booneville; a special niece, Carolyn (Freddie) Lambert; a host of other nieces and nephews; and a sister-in-law, Hazel Bearden of Booneville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carroll Walden; three brothers, Mitchell, J.D. and Junior Bearden; and a great-nephew, Quaylon Hall.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Friday at the funeral home.
SMITHVILLE – Vera Elizabeth Booth, 97, of Georgetown, S.C., died Sunday, May 23, 2010, at Kingston Nursing Center in Conway, S.C. She was born March 18, 1913, near Webb, Saskatchewan, Canada, to Alfred and Emily Sumner Pratt. The family moved to Zion, Ill., to follow the teachings of the Christian Catholic Church. She met and married her husband in Zion, and they resided there until retiring to the Booth homestead in Smithville. She moved to Georgetown in 1998 to live with her son and daughter-in-law. Having led a full and active life, she taught Sunday School classes for several years, and was co-owner of a custom drapery business. She was an avid golfer and bowler. She was president and also held several other offices as a member of the Flower Lovers Garden Club of Amory and also held both State and National Honorary Life Memberships. During her retirement years she became an accomplished artist, painting in oils. She was a member of Georgetown Presbyterian Church.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Itawamba Memorial Gardens. A memorial service will be held at Georgetown Presbyterian Church at a later date. McNeece-Morris Funeral Home of Fulton is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her son, Ronald (Sandra) Booth of Georgetown; her sister, Irene (Ray) Zukley of Zion; a grandson, Jeffrey (Theresa) Booth of Millville, NJ; a granddaughter, Lisa (Tim) Hearn of Hickory, N.C.; four great-grandchildren, Michael Booth, Christopher Booth, Michelle Hearn and Brian Hearn; and many special nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Andrew Booth; her sisters, Marion (Glen) McCulloch and Kathleen (D. Beryl) Biddle; and her brothers, John and Lawrence (Nelle) Pratt.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to a church or charity of the donor’s choice.
BOONEVILLE – JoAnn Lowery Beene, 53, died Friday, May 23, 2010, at her residence. She was born March 11, 1957, in Prentiss County to Sadie Mae McGee and Andrew Shinault.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Ruben Chapel CME Church in Baldwyn with Rev. Henry Damons officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Agnew amp& Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include three daughters, Diane Lowery, Angela Beene and Courtney Beene, all of Booneville; three sons, Jerry Wayne McGee and William Beene, both of Booneville, and Derrick Beene of Baldwyn; five sisters, Teresa Shinault and Betty Shinault, both of Booneville, Tonya McGee of Guntown, and Tessa Mitchell and Felicia McGee, both of Baldwyn; five brothers, David Shinault of Baldwyn, Bonny Lowery, Billy Shinault, Dickie McGee and Anthony McGee, all of Booneville; 19 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents and five brothers.
Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. today and family hour from 5 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry at www.agnewandsons.com
NETTLETON – Wiley Glenn Clayton, 58, died Tuesday, May 25, 2010, at his home after a long illness. He was born June 27, 1951, in Lee County to Wiley Hopkin and Stella Louise Gray Clayton. He was a lifelong resident of Nettleton. He was a former painter, cabinet maker, ordained minister and a member of Bigbee Baptist Church. He enjoyed playing his guitar and being with his family.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Bigbee Baptist Church with Bro. Tommy Whaley officiating. Burial will be in Jones Chapel Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Debbie Mae Skelton Clayton of Nettleton; four sons, Glenn Allen Clayton (Kay) of Mantachie, James Micheal Clayton (fiancampée, Tina Hester) of Nettleton, Wiley Eugene Clayton (Tiffany) of Richmond, Va., and Christopher Lynn Kennedy of Marietta; one daughter, Angela Michelle Whitlow of Marietta; one sister, Linda Gail Cooper of Nettleton; four brothers, Jerald Wayne Clayton (Carolyn), Benny Eugene Clayton (Cheryl), Marty Franklin Clayton (Nita) and Eddie Darren Clayton (Tina), all of Nettleton; nine grandchildren, Lila, Cheyenne, Katelyn, Eiron, Coty, Ashley, Alisha, Dawson and Hunter.
Pallbearers will be William Parker, Darrell Morris, Darrell Cooper, Brandon Clayton, Matthew Clayton and Coty Hendrix. Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Clayton, Dakota Clayton and Jerald Wayne Clayton Jr.
Visitation will continue until service time today at the church.
Family and friends may sign the online guest registry at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
GUNTOWN – Leslie Renee Paslay Adkins, 44, died Monday, May 24, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. A Tupelo native, she was born Aug. 11, 1965, to Lea Clayton and Adelaide Otto Paslay. She graduated from Tupelo High School and then attended Northeast Community College. She worked for her father as administrative manager at Lea Paslay Insurance for many years. Earlier in her life she ran the Mother’s Day Out Program at the First Methodist Church in Corinth and later worked as a 4-year-olds preschool teacher at the Strawberry Patch Daycare. She was the activities director at Dogwood Plantation, now Homeplace Assisted Living. She loved animals and enjoyed spending time outdoors. She enjoyed all sports and was an avid Ole Miss fan. A loving and caring individual, her family will remember her as one who always made people feel special. She was a member of St. James Catholic Church.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. James Catholic Church with Father Tom Lolar and Father Henry Shelton officiating. Burial will be in Tupelo Memorial Park. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Adelaide Ashlea Shannon and Anna Grace Shannon of Saltillo; one son, Paslay Clayton Adkins of Guntown; her mother, Adelaide Paslay of Saltillo; three sisters, Lynn Corbett (Creig) of Tupelo, Lisa Ford (Ron) of Saltillo and Mary Ann Pack (Greg) of Park City, Utah; one brother, Lea Paslay Jr. (Rhonda) of Lumberton; eight nieces, Kristin, Kimberly, Kathryn, Keeley, Mallory, Morgan and Alex; four nephews, Lea III, Drew, Charley and Noah; and four great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Lea Clayton Paslay Sr.
Pallbearers will be Ken Hayes, Austin Speck, Bo Jeffares, Josh Nance, Lea Paslay III and Drew Paslay.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Jerry Clayton, Mark Bullard, Chuck Imbler, Ronnie Bell, Randy Kelley, Bill Caples and Felix Rutledge.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
A survivor of childhood cancer, Leslie’s family requests that memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; St. James Catholic Church, 845 Lakeshire Dr. Tupelo MS 38804; or a favorite charity.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
GRENADA – Peggy Ann Ford Palmertree died Tuesday, May 25, 2010. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Senter Funeral Home of Fulton.
BOONEVILLE – Janice Izzarelli, 61, died Monday, May 24, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a sudden illness. She was of the Catholic faith, and she was retired from sales. She was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. She loved her flowers, her dogs and her horses. She was a jolly person who will be dearly missed.
A private memorial service was held at Kesler Funeral Home in Baldwyn with Bro. David Mason officating. Kesler Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Tony Izzarelli of Booneville; two sons, Tony Izzarelli Jr. (Christine) of Manhattan, Ill., and Mike Izzarelli (Gina) of Marseilles, Ill.; grandchildren, Anthony, Brandon, Domnic and Angelo.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Clarice Mason, and two brothers, Wade and Danny Mason.
WEST POINT – Willie Lee Ewing, 66, died Friday, May 21, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Pleasant Plain M.B. Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Lee Earl Jeanes
TIPLERSVILLE – Lee Earl Jeanes, 68, died Saturday, May 22, 2010, at his home. He was retired from Carrier Corporation in Collierville, Tenn., with 30 years of service. He was a longtime member of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Falkner.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with the Rev. Willie Hill officiating. Burial will be in Ruckersville Cemetery at Falkner.
Survivors include two daughters, Tanya Michelle Friday (Timothy) and Terri L. Jeanes, both of Richmond, Va.; three sisters, Helen Prather (Ray) of Acworth, Ga., Ola Kay Rainer (Charlie J.) of Sterling Heights, Mich., and Carla Haddox of Nashville, Tenn.; one brother, Billy W. Jeanes of Washington D.C.; the mother of his children, Earline Rainer Jeanes of Richmond, Va.; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hughey and Carrie Leola Adams Jeanes, and a son, Torey Dewayne Jeanes.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.
Charlie Mae Young
RUSSELLVILLE, Ala. – Charlie Mae Young, 65, died Tuesday, May 25, 2010, at the Red Bay Hospital.
A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala.
BYHALIA – Robert Earl Jones, 67, died Sunday, May 23, 2010, at Trinity Mission Health and Rehab in Holly Springs.
Services will be at noon Friday at Newell Chapel CME Church in Victoria. Burial will be in Hymonia Cemetery in Victoria. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from 11 to 11:55 a.m. Friday at the church.
PRATTVILLE, Ala. – J.W. Robbins, 85, formerly of Pontotoc, died Sunday, May 23, 2010, at Baptist Medical Center-South in Montgomery, Ala. He was a fireman, retiring in 1980 after 35 years. He then worked as a builder until 2000. After that he and his wife, Floy, stayed active in flea markets.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc with Bro. J.W. Owen officiating. Burial will be in West Heights Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Floy Fay Robbins; a son, Johnny Ray Robbins; two grandsons, Joshua Ray Robbins and Justin Russell Robbins, all of Prattville, Ala.; three brothers, Wylie and Marie Robbins of Memphis, John and Wilma Robbins of Byhalia, and Dewey and Melba Robbins of Byhalia.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Will Robbins, and six brothers, Halbert, Bea, Gene, Robert, Wayne and Billy Robbins.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.
AMORY – Haley Phillips died Wednesday, May 26, 2010, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center of Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.