Ray Allen, Aberdeen
James Andrews, Myrtle
Pearl Bell, Forest, Ill.
Pearlie Blackmon, Tupelo
Claire Claunch, Corinth
Teresa Gaddy, Fulton
Elizabeth Gibson, Booneville
Paul Hill, Bruce
Leland Jenkins, Oxford
Lizzie Jones, Holly Springs
Jerry Kent, Myrtle
Tommy Mullins, Walnut
Clarice Porter, Burnsville
Blanche Powell, Tupelo
Terrell Ramey, Auburn
Kenneth Roberts, Amory
Timothy Robison, Tupelo
Lela Rowland, Corinth
Ruthie St. John, Potts Camp
Leola Stewart, West Point
Hays Stewart Sr., Eupora
Louise Ungaro, Baldwyn
James Westbrooks, Pontotoc
TUPELO – Pearlie Blackmon, 83, died Friday, April 27, 2007, at the Green Houses at Traceway Retirement Center. She was a member of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Verona. She was a cook. In her early years she owned Judy’s Cafe in Tupelo, where her great food won public recognition as well as family satisfaction.
Services will be at noon Saturday at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Verona with the Rev. Donnell Nichols officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery at Fulton. Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two godchildren, Rosevelt Blackmon (Lottie) and Shirley Moseley (David); one nephew, Rev. Ledentry Forster (Mary); two nieces, Nellie Word (Bishop Ervie Lee) and Annis Blackful, all of Plantersville; great-, great-great-, and great-great-great-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Vernon Lee and Jessie Nichols Lee; one brother, Densby Lee; and one sister, Virgie Forster.
Pallbearers will be Chadwick Forster, Daniel Ruff, Rosevelt Blackmon, Craig Blackful, Lee Word and Erickson Forster.
Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at the church. Friends may sign the guestbook online at www.Grayson-PortersMortuary.com.
ABERDEEN – Ray Napoleon Allen, 66, died Wednesday, May 2, 2007, at his home in the Athens community. He was born March 26, 1941, in Beaverton, Ala., to the late William Henry Allen and Annetta Mangum Allen. He lived in Caledonia and in Aberdeen for the past 45 years. He married Sarah Alice Sullivan in 1962. He was employed as a plant manager by Sharp Garment for many years and by Monroe Trousers. He was a Primitive Baptist. An avid fisherman, he enjoyed gardening, woodworking, and spending time with his family.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with Bro. Robert Fowlkes officiating. Burial will be in Hatley Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Sarah Allen of Athens; three sons, Curtis Ray Allen (Genevieve) of Suffolk, Va., William Michael Allen (Tina) of Jonesville, La., and Timothy Dewayne Allen (Amy) of Aberdeen; three brothers, Roger Allen of Amory, Troy Allen of Columbus and Coy Allen of Crossville, Ala.; three sisters, Olena Morton of Caledonia, Juanita Adkins of Hatley and Henrietta McCutcheon of Columbus; eight grandchildren, Brandon Michael Allen, Kirstie Leigh Allen, Joshua Michael Allen, Caleb Tyler Allen, Cameron Blake Allen, Tiffany Amber Allen, Tommy Ray Allen and William Colton Allen.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Lunell Hood; and two brothers, Bill and Roy Allen.
Pallbearers will be James Allen, Joey Fretwell, Kenneth Fretwell, Eric Fretwell, Jessie Allen, David Baugh, Chris Baugh and Lance Lucky.
Honorary pallbearers will be Allen Morton, Chester Powers, Mike Ford, Bob Lee, Dave Klyce, Billy Sizemore, Bobby Fretwell, James Baugh, Dr. Bill Rogers and Dr. Woody Brand.
Visitation will be from 5:30 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Saturday at the funeral home.
WALNUT – Tommy Lee Mullins, 68, died Wednesday, May 2, 2007, at the Tri-County Convalescent Home in Adamsville, Tenn. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church and a construction worker. He enjoyed deer hunting, fishing and spending time with his family and friends.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church with Bro. Larry Dollar officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Bessie Faye Mathis Mullins of Walnut; two sons, Rickey Lee Mullins and Jackie Wayne Mullins, both of Walnut; five grandchildren, Shawn Mullins (Mary Ann), Benji Mullins (Wendy), Rusty Mullins, Brandy Childs (Joey) and Mandy Watkins (Steve); six great-grandchildren, Anna Marie Mullins, Riley Mullins, Jordan Mulllins, A.J. Watkins, Hannah Joe Watkins and Cory Wayne Childs; brothers, Marlin Mullins (Nona), Marshall Mullins (Peggy) and Billy Mullins (Mary), all of Walnut; sister, Peggy Ilene Mullins of Walnut.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charlie Mullins; his mother, Gladys Mullins; and two brothers, J.Z. Mullins and Mitchell Mullins.
Visitation will be from noon to service time today at the church.
AMORY – Kenneth Ray Roberts, 76, died Wednesday, May 2, 2007, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. He was born Feb. 7, 1931, in Splunge to the late Eldridge and Millie Herron Roberts. He lived in Aberdeen, Columbus, Escondido, Calif., and in Amory for many years. He married Earnestine Gray Pierce on July 25, 1983. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, serving in Korea and Germany. He was retired and the co-owner of Amory Twin Cinema, General Amusement and 25 Drive-In. He operated the Varsity Theatre in Amory for several years before serving in the Korean War. He was a lifetime member of the VFW and the DAV.
Services will be at 4 p.m. today at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory with Bro. Bennie Randolph and Bro. Tommy Whaley officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery in Amory.
Survivors include his wife, Earnestine Gray Pierce Roberts of Amory; three sons, Neil Roberts, Monty Roberts (Frances) and Ronnie Pierce, all of Amory; two daughters, Kim Tipton (Jerry) and Teresa Stanford (Ed), both of Amory; one brother, James “Jim” Roberts (Linda) of Amory; 13 grandchildren, Brad Tipton, Kenny Tipton, Cassie Tipton, Sharon Roberts, Tracy Roberts, Amy Roberts, Kami Roberts, Ken Roberts, Wesley Roberts, Jared Roberts, Brandon Easter, Paige Stanford and Jake Stanford; five great-grandchildren, Justin TJaden, Taylor Tipton, Ethan Tipton, Alivia Tipton and Chase Tipton.
Pallbearers will be Brad Tipton, Kenny Tipton, Brandon Easter, Ken Roberts, Wesley Roberts and Jake Stanford.
Visitation will continue until service time today.
FOREST, Ill. – Pearl Lena Bell, 76, died Friday, April 27, 2007, at her home in Forest, Ill. She was born May 23, 1930, in West Point to Ella and Henry Jones Sr. She accepted Christ at an early age and joined Mt. Herman Missionary Baptist Church. In 1981 she joined Northside Christian Church. She received her education in West Point city schools and later became a teacher at Abbott’s School. She loved music and enjoyed playing the piano.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Northside Christian Church in West Point. The Rev. Homer Cannon will officiate. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in West Point. Carter’s Mortuary Services of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three daughters, Patricia Bell (Frank) and Ella Handspike (Brantley), both of Chicago, and Greta Roberson (Matthew) of West Point; three sons, Andrew, Kenneth and Walter Bell of Chicago; grandchildren, Micheal McMillan, Benard McMillan, Twilonda Bell, Nadia Bell, Quincy McMillan III, Megan Cage, Ebony Bell, Kenneth Bell Jr.; great-grandchildren, Kenneth Collins, Kevon Collins, Cory McMillan, Mark McMillan, Jasmine McMillan; a son-in-law, Quincy McMillan Jr. of Aberdeen; a dear friend, Gloss Daniels of West Point; several cousins.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
WEST POINT – Leola Harvey Stewart, 52, died Sunday, April 29, 2007, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in West Point. The Rev. Eddie Longstreet will officiate. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in West Point. Carter’s Mortuary Services of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one brother, Van Harvey of Colorado Springs, Colo.; three sisters, Shelia Wilson of West Point, Mary Holmes of Greenville and Lillie Harvey of San Diego, Calif.
Survivors include her parents, Robert and Ellean Harvey; a brother, Robert Harvey Jr.; and a sister, Lee Dale Hewitt.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Hays Stewart Sr.
EUPORA – Hays Stewart Jr., 86, died Wednesday, May 2, 2007, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Eupora. He was born Dec. 19, 1920, in Webster County to Joe and Lydia Stewart. He was the physical plant manager at Wood Junior College, retiring after 43 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mathiston.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Mathiston First Baptist Church with the Rev. Doyle Cummings officiating. Burial will be in Clarkson Cemetery in Webster County. Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Ruthann and Bill Irwin of Katy, Texas, and Beth and Jamie Hendrix of Cumberland; one son, Hays “Butch” and Lindie Stewart of Clarkson; one sister, Jeanette Lovett of Yazoo City; eight grandchildren, one great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Bonnie Ruth Stewart.
Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. today at the church.
HOLLY SPRINGS – Lizzie Mae Hiram Jones, 82, died Friday, April 27, 2007, at her home in Holly Springs. She was born Sept. 23, 1924, in Marshall County to the late Matthew Hiram and Olivia Hughes Hiram. She was a member of Isom Chapel CME Church in Holly Springs, where she was a stewardess and choir member. She was a retired factory worker for Oster Sunbeam in Holly Springs.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Isom Chapel CME Church in Holly Springs with the Rev. Joe T. Lester officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include four daughters, Nellie Pointer and Mattie Smith, both of Holly Springs, Ginnie Mae Dennis of St. Paul, Minn., and Idirla Coleman of Memphis; one son, Fonzie Lee Jones of Omaha, Neb.; 17 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, I.C. Clifton “Jack” Jones, and a son, Herbert Dowdy.
Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home and from noon to 12:55 p.m. Saturday at the church. There will be no viewing after the eulogy.
BALDWYN – Louise Ungaro, 84, died Wednesday, May 2, 2007, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a resident of The Homeplace Assisted Living Center in Saltillo. She was a homemaker and she attended the Baldwyn Church of God. She loved nature.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Marvin Henry officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.
Survivors include brothers and sisters, Pearl Davis (Luther) of Baldwyn, Angie Davis of Dumas, Thomas Hall (Betty) of Dumas, Gerald Hall (Margie) of Corinth, Danny Hall (Judy) of Pearl, Linda Hall of Baldwyn and Brenda McCauley (Johnny) of Tupelo; her caregiver, Tammy White of Baldwyn; a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ruble Roberts; her second husband, Rico Ungaro; a brother, Robert B. Hall; a sister, Mary McCollough; her stepmother, Obera Hall; a brother-in-law, Enis Davis; and her parents, Sam and Lonie Hall.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Hardin, Greg Fondren, Tracy Fondren, Nathan Davis, Jeff White and Joe Scott.
BRUCE – Paul Wayne Hill, 54, died Wednesday, May 2, 2007, at The Med in Memphis. He was born June 25, 1952, in Bruce. He was the owner of Hill’s Handy Mart. He was a Mason in Antioch Lodge No. 549. He was an E-5 in the U.S. Army and a veteran of Vietnam. He was the pastor of Brookhaven Baptist Church in Jackson for 15 years. He worked for Fox Construction Co. in Memphis. He was a graduate of Blue Mountain College.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with Dr. Buford Ussery officiating. Burial will be in Memory Memorial Garden in Bruce.
Survivors include his wife, Dian Worden Hill of Bruce; one daughter, Amy Sesser (Brandon) of Starkville; two stepdaughters, Darlene Jordan of Olive Branch and Michelle Tipton (Jim) of Germantown, Tenn.; four brothers, James Hill of Pittsboro, Jerry Hill of Coffeeville, Bob Hill of Merigold and Benny Hill of Pittsboro; one grandson, Rain Sesser; two stepgrandchildren, Courtney Tipton and Jake Tipton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Honer Marshall Hill and Lillie Blanche James Hill.
Pallbearers will be Michael Hill, Glenn Hill, Ben Hill, Marshall Hill, Donald Hill and Honer Hill.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time today at the funeral home.
PONTOTOC – James Luther Westbrooks, 50, died Wednesday, May 2, 2007, at his home. A native of Pontotoc, he was born May 30, 1956, to George and Alma Jean Westbrooks. He was a retired truck driver for Swift Transportation and a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses with Bro. Jerry Morris officiating. Burial will be in Pontotoc City Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Jean Westbrooks of Pontotoc; two stepdaughters, Dorothy Michelle Thomas and Mandy Gates (Kerny), both of Pontotoc; two sisters, Janice Keys (Carl) and Debra Griffin (Troy), both of Pontotoc; three brothers, George Westbrooks Jr. of (Elizabeth) of Verona, Ellis Westbrooks (Linda) of Plantersville and Joseph Westbrooks of Parchman; five grandchildren.
Visitation will be from noon to 6 p.m. today and the family hour will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today, both at the funeral home.
Claire M. Claunch
CORINTH – Claire M. Claunch, 80, died Wednesday, May 2, 2007, at the Mississippi Care Center in Corinth. A native of Winona, she was born April 27, 1927, to Terry C. and Myrtle Davis McKewen. She was a member of Meeks Street Church of Christ and a former member of Tate Street Baptist Church, where she was pianist and organist for 40 years. She was a hairdresser who owned and operated her own salon.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at McPeters Funeral Chapel with Minister Curtis Flatt officiating. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, James D. Claunch of Corinth; two sons, Lanny Rhoads (Pat) and Patrick Claunch, both of Corinth; two daughters, Lisa Anderson (Rick) of Corinth and Pam Zeapah of Birmingham, Ala.; one sister, Eudora Henderson of Jackson; grandchildren, Annie Rhoads of Oxford, Michael Rhoads of Tupelo, Matt Marlar, Nathan Marlar, Shannon Marlar, Laura Marlar, Mary Beth Marlar and Cody Joe Anderson, all of Corinth, and Laurie Zeanah and Kelly Watts of Birmingham.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Gilbert Rhoads; two sisters, Vera Bumpas and Naomi McKewen.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time today.
Ruthie St. John
POTTS CAMP – Ruthie Lemons St. John, 75, died Wednesday, May 2, 2007, at Methodist Hospital Central. She was born Sept. 26, 1931, in Potts Camp to John and Evie Wilson Lemons. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Potts Camp.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Holly Springs Funeral Home with Bro. Jim Buchanan officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Methodist Cemetery.
Survivors include three sons, John Wayne St. John of Whiteville, Tenn., James Stephin St. John and Bobby Eugene St. John, both of Potts Camp; two daughters-in-law, Selina R. St. John and Debbie St. John; one brother, A.Q. Lemons of Potts Camp; 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Kenny Dickerson, Arnie McMullen, John Mansel, Mike Lemons, Brian Cheatwood, Larry Hall, Chuck Thomas, Ronnie Joe Bennett and Evan Lemons.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
James Lee Andrews
MYRTLE – James Lee Andrews, 56, died Tuesday, May 1, 2007, at his home. He was born Oct. 21, 1950, in New Albany to Annie Prather Andrews Rucker and the late John Lee Andrews.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Sunday at Serenity Funeral Home Chapel in New Albany with Bro. Randy Hamilton officiating. Burial will be private.
Survivors include his wife, Kathleen D. Lawrence Andrews of Myrtle; his mother, Annie Rucker of Ecru; four daughters, Marsha Jensen (Harold), Bobbie Harris (Dietrick), Wendy Ray (Steven) and Mendy Carter (Antonio), all of New Albany; one brother, Dennis Andrews (Kathleen R.) of New Albany; seven sisters, Susie Childers, Shelia Stromatt, Lynn Page and Debbie Andrews (James Ray), all of New Albany, Sherlie Carson (Buddy) of Hickory Flat, Brenda Leath (Wallace) of Ecru and Judy Swaggerdy (Steve) of Alabama; nine grandchildren.
Family hour will be from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday and visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday.
FULTON – Teresa Gaddy, 46, died Thursday, May 3, 2007, as the result of an automobile accident. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McNeece-Morris Funeral Home in Fulton.
OXFORD – Leland Junior Jenkins, 81, died Wednesday, May 2, 2007, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served on the USS Mississippi. He was awarded the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with two stars, the Asiatic Pacific Ribbon with eight stars, and the American Area Ribbon. He retired from Georgia-Pacific as lead man in 1991. He was a member of the Yellowleaf Baptist Church, the O.D. Smith Masonic Lodge No. 33 and the VFW.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford with Bro. Jimmy Sockwell officiating. Burial will be in Yellowleaf Cemetery in Lafayette County.
Survivors include his wife, Lera R. Jenkins of Oxford; two daughters, Glenda Warren and Debbie Coleman, both of Tula; three sons, Jimmy Jenkins of Millington, Tenn., Richard Jenkins of Tula and Michael Jenkins of Nashville; two sisters, Alma Raines of Memphis and Alice McLarty of Toccopola; 14 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leland Newton and Maudie Mae Jenkins; a son, Stephen Jenkins; nine sisters, Estelle Hanks, Erma Russell, Helen Pippin, Ruby Jenkins, Edna Hanks, Minnie Jourdan, Mae Wells, Dell Ray and Ruth Kinard; and a brother, Eugene Jenkins.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38803; Yellowleaf Cemetery Fund, c/o Charles W. Conner, 470 Hwy. 334, Oxford, MS 38655; or VFW, c/o Johnny Swain, 11-A CR 469, Oxford, MS 38655.
MYRTLE – Jerry Paul Kent, 58, died Thursday, May 3, 2007, at his home. He was a salesman for Metro Ford and a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of Blue Springs Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing and whittling.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Blue Springs Baptist Church with Bro. Neal Davis, Bro. Rickey Parks and Bro. Waymon Treadaway officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Kesler Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon Robbins Kent of Myrtle; two daughters, Dana Kent of Blue Springs and Dawn Nyugen (Nick) of Ventura, Calif.; two sons, Joseph Kent (Bridgette) of Myrtle and Jeremy Kent (Mary Ann) of Tupelo; his mother, Jean Kent of New Albany; one sister, Theresa Simpson of England; three brothers, Kenneth Kent of Myrtle, Richard Kent of Ripley and David Kent of New Albany; six grandchildren, Andrew Childers, Josh Kent, Avery Winders, Khanly Nyugen, Truely Nyugen and Haly Nyugen.
He was preceded in death by his father, James Paul Kent.
Pallbearers will be Ben Johnson, Ben Kent, Jonathan Kent, Byron Erby, Justin Robbins, Houston Cagle, Brent McNeal and Keith Cobb.
Visitation will be at the church from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday.
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Mrs. Blanche Powell
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TUPELO – Annie Blanche Powell, 95, died Thursday, May 3, 2007, at North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. A native of the Ratliff community in Itawamba County, she was born Nov. 1, 1911, to the late William Alvin and Mittie Stovall Wooldridge. She was married to William “Razzie” Powell for 62 years; he preceded her in death on Nov. 21, 1997. She and her husband moved to Tupelo in 1952, where she has lived ever since. She enjoyed sewing, fishing with her husband, and vegetable and flower gardening. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, where she served as a Sunday school teacher.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Hershel Wiygul and the Rev. Phillip Box officiating. Burial will be in Brewer Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Peggy Hodge (Wilson) of Garland, Texas, and Dean Echols of Rocky Mount, N.C.; one son, David Powell (Carolyn) of Shannon; five grandchildren, Susan Bryson of Rockwall, Texas, Teresa Maxam of Schoolcraft, Mich., Kristie Gay of Rocky Mount, N.C., Kerry Powell of Ingomar and Amy Hays of Okolona; 11 great-grandchildren, Rachel Bryson, Drew Bryson, Kathryn Ray, Allison Ray, Elizabeth Gay, Caroline Gay, Bonner Powell, Davis Powell, Katie Hays, Kara Hays and Charlie Hays; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers; one son, Paul Allen Powell; and a grandson, Kevin Powell.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Oak Grove Cemetery Fund, c/o Steve Young, P.O. Box 282, Mantachie, MS 38855; or Wesley United Methodist Church, 2010 W. Main St., Tupelo MS 38801.
Terrell S. Ramey
AUBURN – Terrell S. Ramey, 72, died Wednesday, May 2, 2007, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. An Itawamba County native, he was born May 26, 1934, to the late Dueal and Ollie Warren Ramey. He was a 1952 graduate of Itawamba Agricultural High School and earned two years of college credit. He was a U.S. veteran serving four years in the Air Force, stationed at Nellis Air Force Base near Las Vegas. He was retired from Rockwell International/Delta after 34 years of service. He was also owner of Ramey’s Grocery Store in Auburn. He was chairman of the Auburn Cemetery Committee for 15 years and was instrumental in raising the necessary funds for its perpetual care. He enjoyed gardening, hunting, and fishing. He was a member of Auburn Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and Sunday school director.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Auburn Baptist Church with the Rev. H.T. Curbow, the Rev. Terry Ramey, the Rev. Bob O’Neal and the Rev. William P. Smith III officiating. Burial will be in Auburn Cemetery. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Evelyn L. Ramey of Auburn; two sons, Jeffery Ramey (Carolyn) and Terrey Ramey (Leona); three grandchildren, Christopher, Caleb and Olivia Ramey, all of Auburn; three sisters, Betty Ramey Burnes (Clinton), Sue Ramey Trimble (Billy) and Sandra Ramey, all of Marietta; one brother, L.P. Ramey (Sue) of Fulton.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Forrest Ramey, Horace “Hoss” Ramey, Hollis “Curly” Ramey, Junior “Pete” Ramey, James Loyd Ramey, Harold “Wimp” Ramey and Jim Ramey.
Pallbearers will be Lester Holder, Ed Bowers, Paul Reed, George Gregory, George Kellum, Edwin Mattox, Junior Brock, Neal Peach, Bobby Dillard, Allen Brown and Ben Hardin.
Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Maxwell, Harold Christian, Lou Cotham, Charles Kingsley, Ray Gregory, Hansford Farrar, Jim Holowach and Scotty Christian.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Men’s II and Senior Adult Sunday School Classes at Auburn Baptist Church and the Rockwell International/Delta Machinery Minor Assembly employees with whom he had worked.
The body will lie in state one hour prior to service time today at the church.
Memorials may be made to the Auburn Cemetery Land Purchase Fund, c/o Junior Brock, 182 CR 1067, Tupelo, MS 38804.
BOONEVILLE – Elizabeth “NeNe” Gibson, 83, died Thursday, May 3, 2007, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Booneville Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Timothy R. Robison
TUPELO – Timothy R. Robison, 60, died Wednesday, May 2, 2007, at Community Hospice in Verona. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Holland-Harris Funeral Directors Tupelo Chapel.
Mr. Timothy Robison
CORINTH – Lela Davis Rowland, 98, died Thursday, May 3, 2007, in Corinth. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Hight Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today.
Clarice J. Porter
BURNSVILLE – Clarice J. Porter, 65, died Thursday, May 3, 2007, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka.