Obituaries, May 31, 2006

Annie Reddick

HOLLY SPRINGS – Annie Mae Reddick, 94, died Tuesday, May 30, 2006, at Trinity Mission Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs.

Steve Harris

GUNTOWN – William Steve Harris, 59, died Monday, May 29, 2006, at his home in Guntown. He was a retired sewing machine mechanic.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Neal Murphy officiating. Burial will be in Euclatubba Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Ida Cooley Harris of Guntown; one daughter, Martha Jones and husband, Daniel, of Guntown; two sons, William Steve Harris Jr. of Guntown and Billy Wayne Harris of Calahan, Fla.; two sisters, Beulah Ray Lyman of Nettleton and Margaret Modine Boucher of Jacksonville, Fla.; two brothers, James Clyde Harris of Cooter, Mo., and Carl Pete Floyd of Guntown; two grandchildren, Nathan Harris and Stephen Harris of Guntown.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James B. and Ella Beasley Harris, and four sisters, Lois Franks, Judy Moore, Mickey Hallmark and Martha Nugent.

Pallbearers will be Kenny Myrick, John Van Humphry, Tootie Cooley, Jimmy Moore, Justin Cooley and James “Buddy” Hallmark.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time Thursday.

Hollis Johnson

CORINTH – Hollis Johnson, 55, died Tuesday, May 30, 2006, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel.

Mary Simmons

CORINTH – Mary Simmons, 91, died Monday, May 29, 2006, at the Longwood Community Living Center in Booneville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel.

Nina Murry

RIPLEY – Nina Smith Murry, 92, died Monday, May 29, 2006, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was a charter member of Christ United Methodist Church in Ripley. She was retired from Blue Bell, where she worked for 33 years. She enjoyed gardening, playing the piano, and her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Elmer Paseur officiating. Burial will be in Wier's Chapel Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Kay Landrum and husband, Joe, of Tupelo; one son, Larry Pete Davis and wife, Sandra, of Tblisi, Republic of Georgia; a daughter-in-law, Keith Wilder Morgan of Suffolk, Va.; three sisters, Walne Speck and Janie Gay Crane, both of Memphis, and Mary L. Ludlow of LaPorte, Ind.; three grandchildren, Kathy Mims Harpole and husband, John, of Olive Branch, Karen Cossitt Logan and husband, Ben, of Sherman, and Matthew Davis of Burleson, Texas; three great-grandchildren, Wes Mims and Will Mims, both of Olive Branch, and Benjamin Logan of Sherman.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Loner W. Murry; a son, Bobby Smith Morgan; her parents, Howard Levi Smith and Mary Edder Gaillard Smith; and a brother, William Howard Smith.

Honorary pallbearers will be John Gay, Jim Gay, Howard Speck, Wes Mims, Will Mims and Benjamin Logan.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations made be made to Wier's Chapel Cemetery Fund, c/o Tommy Covington, 306 N. Main, Ripley, MS 38663; or Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38803.

John Tigner Jr.

IUKA – John Martin Tigner Jr., 83, died Sunday, May 28, 2006, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was retired from American Metal in Detroit, Mich., after 32 years of employment.

After cremation, there will be no memorial service. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two brothers, Herman Tigner of Iuka and Vernon Tigner of Fayetteville, N.C.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Martin Tigner Sr. and Laura Tigner, and three sisters, Nancy Whitaker, Flaudie Alexander and Helen Coker.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Leroy Hamilton

BRUCE – Leroy Hamilton, 76, died Monday, May 29, 2006, at Calhoun Health Services in Calhoun City. He was born May 25, 1930, in the Wardville community of Derma to Cecil Laverne Hamilton and Lillian Vanlandingham Hamilton. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a retired technician for Belk Ford Motor in Oxford. He was a member of the Pittsboro First Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and a Sunday School teacher while he was able.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with Dr. Buford Usry, the Rev. Ben Hailey and the Rev. Michael Waldrop officiating. Burial will be in New Providence Cemetery in Derma.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Suggs Hamilton of Pittsboro; his mother, Lillian Hamilton of Pittsboro; two daughters, Sheryl Collins and husband, Ricky, of Eupora, and Anna Collums and husband, David, of Pittsboro; one son, Phil Hamilton and wife, Barbara, of Pittsboro; one sister, Nell Harrelson of Pittsboro; one brother, Jimmy Hamilton of Noxapater; two grandchildren, Brad Allen of Bruce, and Ben Hailey and wife, Beth, of Raymond; one great-grandchild, Hannah Hailey.

He was preceded in death by his father, Cecil Hamilton, and a son, Steve Hamilton.

Pallbearers will be David Collums, Ricky Collins, Ben Hailey, Brad Allen, Paul David Hamilton, Mark Harrelson, Jeff Harrelson and Tim Harrelson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Suggs and David Lee.

Dorothy Wait

DENVER – Dorothy Kathryn Wait, 85, died Monday, May 8, 2006, at Millbrook Nursing Home in Englewood, Colo. She was a graduate of the University of Mississippi. She taught school in Mississippi and Colorado before retiring. She had traveled throughout the United States and many foreign country.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Philadelphia Baptist Church at Etta with the Rev. Bobby Irvin officiating. Burial will be in the Philadelphia Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include eight nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lalla Barry Wait and Dr. Herbert Criswell Wait; two sisters, Lois Wait Mackey and Margaret Wait Kennedy; and two brothers, Herbert Crisler Wait and Frank Isaac Wait.

Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church.

Memorials may be made to Philadelphia Baptist Church, 456 CR 255, Etta, MS 38627.

Callie Lashley

WEST POINT – Callie Mae Davis Lashley, 90, died Tuesday, May 23, 2006, at The Med in Memphis.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Third Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church in West Point with the Rev. Al Lathan Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery. Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include four sons, Luther Lashley Jr. of Indianapolis, Ind., Tony Lashley of Chicago, Freddie Lashley of St. Louis, Mo., and John Lashley of West Point; three daughters, Rosie Roby and Mary Smith, both of Chicago, and Amanda Morton of West Point; 47 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, 15 great-great-grandchildren, a host of great-great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Lashley Sr.; her parents, Clayborn Davis Sr. and Rebecca Davis; two brothers, Charlie Gray and Clayborn Davis; and two sisters, Candi Tucker and Rosie Moore.

Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

R. Martin Ferguson

OXFORD – R. Martin Ferguson, 89, died Monday, May 29, 2006, at the Veterans Affairs Home in Oxford. He was the retired owner of Shipley's Donuts in Grenada. He was a 2nd lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a member of Taylor United Methodist Church. He was a 32nd degree Mason, a Wahabi Temple Shriner and a lifetime member of the Oxford Shrine Club. He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Millie Holmes Ferguson.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Waller Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Annette Ford and the Rev. Dennis Gossett officiating. Burial will be in Oxford Memorial Cemetery.

Survivors include three daughters, Deanna Denney and Jeanne Zinn, both of Oxford, and Connie Childs of Fairhope, Ala.; one son, Frederick Ferguson of Taylor; one sister, Alpha Morse of Federal Heights, Colo.; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Shreveport Shriners Hospital, 3100 Samford Ave., Shreveport, LA 71103.

Amon Clark

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Amon M. “Hoss” Clark, 87, formerly of Bruce, died Tuesday, May 30, 2006, at Trinity Tower Holm Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. He was born Aug. 28, 1918, in Choctaw County, Ala., to Fred Clark and Emma Sikes Clark. He was a graduate of an auto diesel mechanics school in Nashville. He was a section supervisor for Columbia Gas System at Banner, retiring on Oct. 1, 1983, after a 29-year career. He was a Mason and a member of Ellard Baptist Church. He was a sergeant during World War II, serving with Patton's “Red Hill Express.” He married Christine Rounsaville Clark on Aug. 9, 1947; she died April 13, 1998, after 51 years of marriage.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with Bro. Leo Clark officiating. Burial will be in Bruce Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Shelley Clark Denison of Little Rock, Ark.; two sons, Merrell Clark of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Ben Clark of Longview, Texas; two brothers, John Clark of Odessa, Ala., and Nary Clark of Centernell, Ala.; six grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Merrell Clark, Leslie Denison, Clark Denison, Steve Denison, Paul Clark and Sam Clark.

Honorary pallbearers will be employees and former employees of Columbia Gulf Gas Transmission Company and Gordan Cook.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

William E. Brown

IUKA – William E. Brown, 60, died Tuesday, May 30, 2006, at the Tishomingo Manor Nursing Home in Iuka. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka.

Dr. William Harrell

OXFORD – Dr. William Knox Harrell, 82, died Tuesday, May 30, 2006, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. He was a retired doctor with the Communicable Disease Center in Atlanta, Ga. He served with the U.S. Army in Europe during World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Maryelsie Hawkins Harrell.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Waller Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford with the Rev. David Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Oxford Memorial Cemetery.

Survivors include a sister-in-law, Joann Hawkins Wilson of Oxford; a brother-in-law, Harry Hawkins of McCalla, Ala.; two nephews, Terry Hawkins of Oxford and Bryan Hawkins of Tupelo; six nieces, Sharon Long of Tupelo, Leslie deMoya of San Francisco, Calif., Larin Heiberg of Memphis, Lana Hawkins of Los Angeles, Calif., Leah Hawkins of Memphis and Maudann Phillips of Oxford.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Wilson Research Foundation, Mississippi Methodist Rehabilitation Center, 1350 E. Woodrow Wilson, Jackson, MS 39216-9919.

Ruth Hively

CORINTH – Ruthie “Ruth” Hively, 98, died Tuesday, May 30, 2006, at the Whitfield Nursing Home. She was born Aug. 11, 1907, in McNairy County, Tenn., to the late David Emmitt and Rosetta Floyd Mullins. She was the oldest member of Shiloh Baptist Church and a homemaker. She enjoyed reading the Bible and watching T.V.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Shiloh Baptist Church with the Rev. Harold King and the Rev. Philip Caples officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one son, Billy Hively and wife, Sue, of Corinth; one daughter, Faye Palmer and husband, Robert, of Corinth; one sister, Rachel Wooten of Corinth; six grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren, six great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Hively; her parents; two sons, Jody and Kenneth Hively; a great-grandson, Jamie Weatherbee; two brothers, Leonard and Leton Mullins; and three sisters, Alice Dunn, Hester Mullins and Ophelia Wooten.

Pallbearers will be Ray Wooten, Gilbert Wooten, Bobby Mullins, John Dunn, Dennis Thigpen and Bob Junqiewicz.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 1 p.m. to service time Friday at the church.

Martha Nunley

LAUREL – Martha P. Nunley, 67, died Saturday, May 27, 2006, at South Central Medical Center in Laurel. She was born Feb. 3, 1939, in Aberdeen to Robert S. and Jewell Humphreys Perkins. She was a supervisor with a mapping firm.

A graveside service will be at 11:30 a.m. today at Belmont City Cemetery with Bro. Billy Credille officiating. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her mother, Jewell Humphreys Perkins of Ellisville; one cousin, Margaret Schilling of Hamilton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ted Nunley Jr., in March 2006 and her father, Robert S. Perkins.

Richard Ables

FULTON – Richard Lee Ables, 35, died Sunday, May 28, 2006, at his home. He was born Aug. 28, 1970, in Cleveland, Ohio. He was a Baptist. An avid NASCAR fan, he also enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Norris Barnes and Bro. John Griffus officiating. Burial will be in Fulton City Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Kim Ables of Fulton; his father, Lowell Ables of Hamilton, Ala.; his mother, Beverly Roysten of Cleveland, Ohio; one son, Roger Mayhall and wife, Leslie, of Fulton; one daughter, Jennifer Pardee and husband, Kevin, of Thaxton; his grandmother, Ann Roysten of Cleveland, Ohio; two brothers, David Ables and wife, Rose, of Fairview, and Walter Ables and wife, Theresa, of Hamilton, Ala.; one sister, Kelly Ables of Saltillo; four grandchildren, Kaitlyn Mayhall, and Trina, Dana and Marslell Pardee; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Lewis and Glenda Newcomb.

Pallbearers will be Jason Spigner, Pete Mayhall, Terry Brumley, Rodney Dillard, Dwayne Strickland and James Payne.

Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to service time today.

Clarence J. Cantrell

SALTILLO – Clarence J. Cantrell died Monday, May 29, 2006, at his home after a long illness. A native of Mississippi, he was born Jan. 4, 1925, to the late Clarence and Nola Adderholt Cantrell. He was a truck farmer. He owned Cantrell's Vegetable Market on Court Street for more than 50 years. He operated a greenhouse and supplied plants to farmers in the surrounding counties. He also owned Court Street Recreation Room for many years. He was a member of our “Greatest Generation,” a World War II veteran, who fought in France and Germany with Gen. Patton's 3rd Army. He was a member of the forces who relieved the surrounded troops at Bastogne on Christmas Day, 1944.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Elder Marshall Boyd officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Frances Robbins Cantrell; two daughters, Janice Hartline and husband, Mike, and Carol Shirley and husband, Brad; one son, David R. Cantrell and wife, Joyce; two granddaughters, Brandy Cook and Emily Cantrell, all of Saltillo; two sisters, Ruby C. Sigler of Memphis and Lucy Harden of Saltillo.

Pallbearers will be Sam Reedy, Jeff “Red” White, George White, Jamie Franks, Carson Cook and Kevin Coward.

Visitation will continue from noon to service time today at the funeral home.

Edell Clark

WATER VALLEY – Edell Clark, 57, died Tuesday, May 30, 2006, at his home in Water Valley. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Hodges Funeral Home in Oxford.

Lou Haney

MEMPHIS – Lulu “Lou” Stanford Haney, 92, formerly of Corinth, died Tuesday, May 30, 2006, at her home in Memphis. She was a member of Tate Baptist Church, the Eastern Star and the Mississippi Senior Olympics for several years. She was a former grocery store owner and operator. She loved her family and friends, and enjoyed the Ladies Classic Bowling League.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Charlie Browning officiating. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Ben Stanford and wife, Dianne, of Memphis; two daughters, Carolyn Stanford Street and husband, Hal “Sonny” Street of Walnut and Joan Stanford Waddell of Memphis; 12 grandchildren, Heath, Wray, Joni, Julie, Janna, Lee, Shelia, Destin, Penne, Tammy, Jack and June; 19 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren; one brother, B.F. Martin of Memphis; three sisters, Sue Taylor, and Judy Alvarado and husband, Senon, all of Memphis, and Sylvia Taylor and husband, Hubert, of Horn Lake; three sisters-in-law, Nell Martin and Jewel Martin, both of Memphis, and Lois Kemp Stoddard of Corinth; several nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her husband and the father of her children, Hubert Stanford; her second husband, Haley Haney; a daughter, Jean Stanford Williamson; her father, Ben F. Martin; her mother, Martha Emma Johnson Martin; two brothers, Brewer Martin and R.C. Martin; a brother-in-law, James Taylor; and a niece, Paula Taylor.

Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Tate Baptist Church Ladies TEL Sunday School Class.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from noon to service time Thursday.

Eldora Taylor

BUENA VISTA – Eldora Taylor, 98, died Saturday, May 27, 2006, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Grove M.B. Church at Buena Vista with the Rev. Timothy Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Belle Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include four daughters, Rose Boone and Cora White of Kalamazoo, Mich., Annie Thompson of Shannon and Margie Taylor of Buena Vista; one son, Jessie Taylor Jr. of Kalamazoo, Mich.; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie Taylor.