Obituaries May 4, 2011

By NEMS Daily Journal

Janice Wallace
BALDWYN – Janice Wallace, 64, died Tuesday, May 3, 2011, after a sudden illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn.
Piper Brickbichler
SALTILLO – Piper Elizabeth Brickbichler, infant daughter of Joshua and Jackie Brickbichler, died Saturday, April 30, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born on Saturday, April 30, 2011.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today in Haughton Memorial Park in Amory with Bro. Wade Walton officiating. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her parents; a sister, Rayanne Huskey of Saltillo; her grandparents, G.W. and Jean Walls of Amory, Joe and Pat Fannin of Bogalusa, La., Darren and Deborah Brickbichler of Bath, Maine and Tom and Teresa Markiewicz of Saltillo; her great-grandparents, John and Arlene Bailey of Nobleboro, Maine, Bernard and Kathy of Brickbichler, Pa., Nancy Brickbichler of Phippsburg, Maine and Alice Saulters of Hattiesburg.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Keegan Brickbichler.
Everyone is asked to meet at E. E. Pickle Funeral Home at 1:45 p.m. to go in procession to the cemetery.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Lynn Rushing
MOOREVILLE – Lynn Rushing, 46, died Monday, May 2, 2011, at Sanctuary Hospice House. She was born July 17, 1964. She was a homemaker. She enjoyed painting, photography and shoe shopping.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at W.E. Pegues Funeral Home in the Jefferson Street Chapel with Bro. Shane Ray officiating. Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Liberty Church of Christ Cemetery in Michie, Tenn. Corinthian Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, David Rushing of Mooreville; her children, Ashley Synder (Nick) of Mooreville and Wesley Rushing (Kayla) of Saltillo; her mother, Virginia Dickey (Jim) of Mooreville; her siblings, Kim Curtis of Liberty, Cheryl Dickinson of Fulton, Regina Duffie of Baldwyn and Bo Parker of Ty Ty, Ga.; her grandchild, Kaitlyn Synder of Mooreville; her brothers-in-law, Derik Rushing (Staci) of Mooreville and Dale Rushing (Candy) of Mooreville; and her mother-in-law, Patricia Putt of Mantachie.
She was preceded in death by her father, Hollis Parker, and her father in law, David Wesley Rushing.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at W.E. Pegues Funeral Home in Tupelo.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House, 5159 West Main Street, Tupelo, MS 38801.
Bonnie Foreman
PONTOTOC – Bonnie Sue Foreman, 59, died Saturday, April 30, 2011, at the Pontotoc hospital. She loved flea markets, her family, friends, shopping and corny jokes. She was a friend to everyone she met.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Pete Gregory officiating. Burial will be in West Heights Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her father, Earl Neal Foreman; her brother, Earl Neal Foreman Jr.; her niece, Leslie Hale (Scott); her great-niece, Ainsley Hale; her great-nephew, Noah Hale; and many friends and relatives.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Nina Jean Foreman.
Pallbearers will be Steven Tackitt, Sam Tackitt, Bobby Forman, Robert Todd, Lanny Forman and Billy Tackitt.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, both at the funeral home.
Peachie Cox
HACKLEBURG, Ala. – Robbie Dean “Peachie” Cox, 68, died Wednesday, April 27, 2011, as a result of the Hackleburg tornado.
Graveside services will be held at noon today at the Cedar Tree Cemetery in Hackleburg on Highway 43.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Chois Cox of Hackleburg; three daughters, Jackie Cox Ingle (Joey) of Tupelo, Joycelene Cox Hood of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Christi Jo Cox Kelly (Mike) of Hackleburg; and six grandchildren, Heather Hood Falgout (Jason) of Tuscaloosa, Parker and Hunter Ingle of Tupelo, Joshua Hood of Tuscaloosa and Blair and Anna Catherine Kelly of Hackleburg.
Kenneth Paden
JUMPERTOWN – Kenneth Ray Paden, 79, died Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home in Red Bay, Ala.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Dot Chapman
SHERMAN – Dot Chapman, 90, died May 2, 2011, at Golden Living Center in Tupelo. She was born Jan. 29, 1921, in Union County to Otis Parks and Georgie Ann Landsdell Parks. She was married to Andrew Clifton Chapman on Oct. 26, 1943. They shared almost 60 years together before he died in 2002. She was a member of Endville Baptist Church. She worked at Futorian Furniture Mfg. and later Joyner-Fields Shirt Factory as a seamstress for 30 years before retiring. She was a loving mother and grandmother.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Baldwin-Nowell Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ricky Parks and Bro. Joey Ray officiating. Burial will follow in the Locust Hill Cemetery of Pontotoc. Baldwin-Nowell Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by one daughter, Dyann Ray of Tupelo; two sons, Andrew Chapman (Christy) of Endville and Steven Chapman (Betty) of Sherman; two sisters, Agnes Tate of Sherman and Dolly Chapman of New Albany; one brother, Johnny Parks (Olene) of Kosciusko; nine grandchildren, Joey Ray (Judy), Randy Ray (Christy), Chris Ray (Jeana), Lori Hensley, Kim Harbor, Kaye Stults (Kevin), Nicole Landrum, Jason Chapman (Amy) and Justin Chapman (Tisha); seven great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and three sisters-in-law, Joyce Parks, Katherine Parks and Irene Parks.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; four brothers, Gerald Parks, Harold Parks, Buddy Parks and infant Edward Parks; one sister, Opal Ray; and four brothers-in-law, Byron Tate, Burle Sanders, Leonard Chapman and Delmer Ray.
Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
Erin Caldwell
TUPELO – Erin Burt Caldwell, 93, died Sunday, May 1, 2011, at the Green Houses at Traceway. She was born Dec. 24, 1917, in Verona to Sam and Mattie Sue Thomas Burt. She attended Blue Mountain College and made a career in bookkeeping. She worked with Dunlap Pontiac Cadillac, First United Methodist Church and LIFT, Inc. She loved to visit with her friends and was considered a great cook. Devoted to her family, she was a caregiver to her sisters until their deaths. She was a charter member of Wesley United Methodist Church.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at W.E. Pegues in the Jefferson Street Chapel. Burial will be in Verona Cemetery. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Burt Caldwell (Martha Smith) of Fort Wayne, Ind.; and three grandchildren, Mark Caldwell of Berlin, Germany, Rachael Caldwell and Lauren Caldwell, both of Missoula, Mont.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Edward Caldwell Jr. who died August 1986; her parents; three sisters, Sue Burt, Evelyn Burt and Virginia Burt; and three brothers, Sam Burt, Bowen Burt and Bill Burt.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Beulah Wise
AMORY – Beulah Wise, 90, died Monday, May 2, 2011, at Gilmore Hospital in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Montgomery Mortuary in Houston.
Valerie Meredith
MYRTLE – Valerie Rana Childers Meredith, 37, died Saturday, April 30, 2011, at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis. She was born Oct. 18, 1973, in Oxford to Sheila Guthrie Childers and Robert Doyle Childers. She received her Bachelor Degree in Accounting and Master of Taxation Degree from The University of Mississippi in Oxford. She received her law degree from Mississippi College School of Law in Jackson and her L.L.M. Master of Taxation at N.Y.U. in New York City. She was active in F.B.L.A. at West Union and P.B.L.A. at Northeast Community College. She ran for National Treasurer for P.B.L.A. and was active in the B.S.U. at Ole Miss. She was an Alpha Omicron Pi Alumnae, Nu Beta Chapter. She was licensed to practice law in Mississippi and Alabama and was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Macedonia Baptist Church with the Rev. Louie Williams and Rev. Jack McQuary. United Funeral Services in New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her mother, Sheila Guthrie Childers of Myrtle; two sisters, Brandi Childers Shappley (Colt) of Olive Branch and Jennifer Childers Goudy (Ronnie) of Olive Branch; two brothers, Robert Oliver Childers (Cateena) of Myrtle and Christopher Alan Childers (Jennifer) of New Albany; a grandmother, Elizabeth Gartland Guthrie of Myrtle; three nieces, Katelyn Elizabeth Childers of Texas, Isabella Olivia Childers and Lakin Abbigale Nowlin, both of Myrtle; and one nephew, Carson Reese Childers of Myrtle.
She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Doyle Childers; and her grandparents, Oliver Pascal Childers, Mary Stacks Childers and Carl Reese Guthrie.
Pallbearers will be Lowell Porter, Jeff Williams, Jack McQuary, Brad Willard, Patrick Wooten and Scott Nowlin.
Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Macedonia Baptist Church building fund, 1033 C.R. 19, Myrtle, MS 38650.
Carolin Gardner
CORINTH – Carolin Ann Greer Gardner, 53, died Friday, April 29, 2011, at her home.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Danville C.M.E. Church with Rev. Kennth Miller officiating. Burial will be in Danville Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Funeral Home in Corinth is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Terry Walters
IUKA – Terry Walters, 52, died Monday, May 2, 2011, at Methodist Hospital in Memphis.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
Charles Owens Jr.
BRUCE – Charles Lewis Owens Jr., 74, died Monday, May 2, 2011. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.
Johny Warren
OZARK – Johny Lee Warren, 80, died Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at his home. He was a retired factory worker and member of Ozark Baptist Church. He enjoyed farming, gardening and spending time with his family and friends.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Ozark Baptist Church with Bro. Dempsey and Bro. Bill Adams officiating. Burial will be in Kirkville Cemetery. Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include three children, Rickey Warren of Ozark, Randall Warren of Ozark and Tammy Smith (Jeff) of Ozark; four grandchildren, Krissie Melton of Ozark, C.J. Roper (Philip) of Ozark, Nathan Warren (April) of Baldwyn and Zack Smith of Ozark; four great-grandchildren, Haley Fredrick, Layla Roper, Kenley Melton and Eli Roper; two sisters, Zana Moreland of Wisconsin and Elizabeth Franks of Mantachie.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Bobbie Lou Warren; his parents, Bulon and Nona Warren; and several brothers and sisters.
Pallbearers will be John Marvin Smith, Ricky Lesley, Joe Wilburn, David Abbott, Bill Thomas and William Barnes.
Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Barber, Graham Crafton, Patrick Difonzo, Ben Sellers, Matthew Holt, Harold Heatherly and Jeff Holt.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state from 10 a.m. until service time Thursday at the church.
Herman Perry
NETTLETON – Herman Joe Perry, 70, died Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at his home after a brief illness. He was born July 16, 1940, in Pontotoc County to Herman and Inez Graham Perry. He lived several years in New York and Kansas before moving back to Nettleton in 1999. He worked in maintenance for Salamanca Hospital and Nursing Home in New York and North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He worked at Wal-Mart in Kansas and the North Gloster Street store in Tupelo. He was a member of Palmetto United Methodist Church. He served 15 years in the Air Force and was a volunteer at Vietnam Veterans of America. An animal lover, he was master to several dogs and cats all of which he rescued from shelters.
Private memorial services will be held at a later time. Holland Funeral Directors, Okolona Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Johnson Perry of Nettleton; two daughters, Shirley Sehar (Wayne) of Memphis and Anita Copeland (Kevin) of Tupelo; a son, William Perry (Sandy) of Memphis; several stepchildren; a special grandchild, Alexis Perry; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; a sister, Betty Carnathan (Thomas) of Okolona; a brother, Willis Dean Perry (Brenda) of Wren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and Anita Copeland’s mother, Nancy Comfer Perry in 1997.
Memorials may be made to Vietnam Veterans of America, 820 East Main Street, Tupelo, MS 38804 or Amedysis Hospice, 144 South Thomas Street Suite 105, Tupelo, MS 38801.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.
Al Kirk
CHESTERVILLE – Albert Murphy “Al” Kirk, 78, died Monday, May 2, 2011, at his home. He was born Nov. 7, 1932, to Dr. Robert D. Kirk and Katherine Still Kirk in Tupelo. He grew up in Tupelo, graduated from Tupelo High School in 1950, attended the University of Mississippi and graduated from its School of Pharmacy in 1960. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the time of the Korean War. He was a member of the Tupelo Unitarian Fellowship. He was learned, genteel and a loyal friend to all.
Services will be held at 6 p.m. today at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with his friend, Steve Holland officiaiting and readings by his children, Moe and Mitch. Holland Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Cynthia H. Kirk of Chesterville, to whom he married Dec. 15, 1978; three sons, Mitch Kirk of Auburn, Thomas Kirk of Palmetto and Vance Kirk of Tupelo; two daughters, Moe Kirk Bristow (Monica) of Tupelo and Kelly Watson of Tupelo; and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Dr. Robert D. “Bob” Kirk and Ken Kirk; and a sister, Gene Thornton.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to The Boy Scouts of America, 505 Air Park Road, Tupelo, MS 38801 or the Tupelo-Lee Humane Society, P. O. Box 1185, Tupelo, MS 38802.
Condolences may be e-mailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.
Barry Pardue Sr.
BOONEVILLE – Charles Barry Pardue, 64, died Monday, May 2, 2011, at his home.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 5 to 3 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Wilma Jones
APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. – Wilma Sarah Mullins Jones died Saturday, April 30, 2011, at her home.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Leslie Milam and Charlie Browning officiating. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from noon until service time Thursday, both at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.