By NEMS Daily Journal
NEW ALBANY – Bobby Dean Hall, 80, of New Albany passed away Monday morning, May 3, 2010.
Possessed of a vigorous spirit and quick wit, Hall was a faithful husband, father, grandfather and friend. Born February 12, 1930, to Charlie and Willie Mae Traynom Hall, he was one of 10 children. A lifelong resident of the Martintown community, he graduated in 1948 from Ingomar High School. With his son Larry, Hall formed Southern Equipment Services and traveled the Southeast managing excavation projects and cleanup of train derailments. In recent years, he was a cattle farmer and spent his days outdoors on the farm he tended with his wife, Edith. Hall attended First Baptist Church of New Albany. An avid storyteller, he will be remembered for the colorful way he lived – and recounted – life.
Services will be today, May 5, at 2 p.m. at United Funeral Service Chapel with Rev. Ricky Blythe and Rev. Raymond Bishop officiating. Burial will be in Martin Cemetery. United Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.
Honorary pallbearers are his coffee-drinking McDonald’s morning friends.
Hall is survived by his wife of 61 years, Edith Murrah Hall; sons, Larry (Pam) of Potts Camp and Ronnie (Teresa) of Linden, Ala.; grandchildren, Amy Hall, Justin (Jamie) Hall, Daniel (India) Hall, Mallory Hall and Hayden Hall; and a brother, Roy, of New Albany. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Grace Hall, Lois Dillard Taylor, Katye Snipes, Ernestine McCown, Virginia Farris, Kathleen Knott; and brothers, Paul and John “Buddy.”
For online condolences, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com
HAMILTON – Jerrold Dean House, 73, died Monday, May 3, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus. He was born Sept. 15, 1936, to William Samuel House and Lelia Lee West House in Hamilton. He was a lifelong resident of Hamilton. He retired after 30 years as a presser from South Monroe Trousers. He was a member of Center Hill Baptist Church.
Services will be at 10 a. m. Thursday in the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Bro. James Towery, Bro. Robert Moore and Bro. William Parker officiating. Burial will be in Center Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Jeffrey Todd House and wife, Elena, of Hamilton; one sister, Martha Sue Ray of Columbus; two brothers, Robert “Bob” House and wife, Ann, of Fort Pierce, Fla., and William Doyle House and wife, Barbara, of Hamilton; one grandchild, Mallory Dean House; a special friend, Lavelle Scott of Hamilton.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Dollie Dean Robison House; and one brother, Bernie Ray House.
Pallbearers will be Louis Corbell, Hank Vaiden, Donald Thompson, David House, Allen Simons, Mike West, Gary West, Ed Leber and Ronald Leber.
Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. today at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.
Sign the register and send condolences online at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
Jessie M. Lucas
VICTORIA – Jessie M. Lucas, 65, died Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at Highland of Memphis Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home in Holly Springs.
PLANTERSVILLE – Dolly Fields, 72, died Sunday, May 2, 2010, at her residence in Plantersville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones amp& Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo.
Thomas Woodard Sr.
BURNSVILLE – Thomas Edward Woodard Sr., 61, died Sunday, May 2, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Iuka.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Glen. An additional service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Clarksburg Baptist Church in Clarksburg, Tenn. Cremation will follow. Cutshall Funeral Home of Glen is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Clarksburg Baptist Church.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
MICHIGAN CITY – James Funderburk, 82, died Monday, May 3, 2010, at the Magnolia Regional Medical Center in Corinth. He was born Aug. 7, 1927, in Itawamba County. He was a former steel worker and a veteran. He was a POW, MIA and recipient of the Purple Heart.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Holly Springs Funeral Home with Bro. Greg Cook officiating. Burial will be in Hamilton Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Swinford Funderburk of Michigan City; two sons, Billy Page of Millington, Tenn., and Carlos Gray of Falkner; six daughters, Vanessa Funderburk of Moscow, Tenn., Latisha Chopin, Joyce Nauer of Albany, La., Jeanie Grashot of Munford, Tenn., Offie Funderburk of Memphis and Bonnie Mejia of Michigan City; three brothers, Clem Funderburk of Bartlett, Tenn., and Delbert Funderburk and Coyle Wayne Funderburk of Bobo; six sisters, Eva Caples of Clarksdale, Eleanor Funderburk Collinger of Dillsburg, Pa., Cleta Mae Harris of Florida, Betty Ann Brooks of Crestview, Linda Walker of Cleveland and Inez Littrell of Batesville; 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clete Funderburk and Offie Rogers; and five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
GUNTOWN – Benjamin Douglas “Spider” Lindsey, 58, died Monday, May 3, 2010, at Darlington Oaks Community Hospice after an extended illness. He was born in Baldwyn on Nov. 21, 1951, to Denver and Tommie Lindsey. He was a truck driver for 40 years until his health declined. He was an avid Dale Earnhardt Jr. race fan. He was a member of the Baptist faith. He was a beloved son, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to many.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Mark Sanders and Bob Spencer officiating with full Masonic Rites. Burial will be in Bethany Cemetery.
Survivors include his mother, Tommie Palmer of Guntown; one son, B.J. Lindsey (Phyllis) of Guntown; one daughter, Krissy Dickerson (Jeff) of Mantachie; one sister, Janice Haygood (Rex) of Belden; one brother, Brady Lindsey of Wisconsin; his grandchildren, Josh Dickerson, Summer Dickerson of Mantachie, Aaron Keith (Nikki) of Shannon, Krista Keith (fiancampé, Jonathan) of Pontotoc; his great-grandchildren, Brook Dickerson, Brody Dickerson and Eli Keith; one nephew, Craig White (Christi) of Saltillo; one niece, Dana Hurt (Scott) of Saltillo; a great-niece, Madison White; and his primary caregiver, Martha Hall Hill.
He was preceded in death by his father, Denver Lindsey; sister, Cathey Yates; and two half brothers, Dennis Lindsey and Brad Lindsey.
Pallbearers will be Bart White, Jimmy Dale Rogers, Jake Pettigo, George Ballard, Jerry Davis, Chris Ensey and R.T. Scott.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
PITTSBORO – Betty Bowling, 76, died Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at Calhoun Health Services in Calhoun City. She was born Sept. 9, 1933, in Calhoun County. She was a homemaker and a former employee of Glenn Slacks garment factory and Kellwood Co.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with the Rev. Robert Earl Alexander officiating. Burial will be in Pittsboro Cemetery.
Survivors include a sister, Eunice Bowling of Pittsboro; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harvey Washington Bowling and Effie Lee McGill Bowling; a brother, Alvin Bowling; and three sisters, Annie Mae Gann, Mary Lou Jenkins and Josie Marie Frizzell.
Pallbearers will be Eddie Frizzell, Brian Frizzell, Johnny D. Gann, Mikey Gann, Chris Hillhouse and David Westmoreland.
SOMERVILLE, Tenn. – Jimmie Pauline Reynolds Belt, 89, mother of Bonnie Thomas of Red Banks, died Friday April 30, 2010, in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Peebles Funeral Home.
ABERDEEN – Carol Janice Parsons Alsup, 71, died Monday, May 3, 2010, at the Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. Born April 13, 1939, in Matthews, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Dennis Leon and Alpha Ivalee Harden Parsons. She married Robert M. Alsup in 1957. They had lived in Monroe County since 1964. Before her retirement, she was an employee of the Amory Garment Co. An active member of the North Boulevard Christian Church, she was devoted to her Lord, church and family.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the North Boulevard Christian Church with Ferman Anderson and Buzz Wilkinson officiating. Burial will be in the Haughton Memorial Park. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Robert Maldon Alsup of Aberdeen; one son, Robert Dewayne Alsup (Carla) of Amory; one daughter, Carolyn Alsup Logan (Chad) of Amory; five grandchildren, Carrie Hicks, Matthew Turner, Justin Logan, Ryan Alsup and Carolanne Alsup; and four great-grandchildren, Amber Hicks, Darby Hicks, Micah Turner and Marley Rowland.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Pamela Alsup Gordon; and a grandson, Nathan Logan.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
Visitation will continue until 12:30 p.m. today at the funeral home in Amory.
Memorials may be made to the North Boulevard Christian Church, P.O. Box 472, Amory, MS 38821.
FULTON – Willie Nocle Lesley, 97, died Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at her residence in Fulton. She was born Feb. 15, 1913, to John and Amanda Dobbins Strickland. She was the oldest member of Trinity Baptist Church. She was a graduate of Marietta High School. She retired after 35 years at Blue Bell Manufacturing. She enjoyed her family and especially loved cooking for them.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Phil Duncan and Dr. Don Baggett officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery.
Survivors include three daughters, Joan Thomas and Polly Newell (James), all of Fulton, and Janice Duncan (Phil ) of Columbia; one sister, Willa Dean Ferguson of Baldwyn; five grandchildren, Terry and Margie Thomas, Tina and Ricky Davis, Anita Newell, Kristie Waldrop, and Sarah and Nick Graham; five great-grandchildren, Jackie Thomas, James Thomas, Candace Davis, Johnny Davis and Gabe Waldrop; one sister-in-law, Opal Strickland of Memphis; and special friends, Robbie Pounders, Wade Westmoreland, Donella Wright and Amelia Smith.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ade Lesley, who died in 1979; a son-in-law, Theron Thomas; and her parents, four brothers and five sisters.
Pallbearers will be her grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
FULTON – Donald Wayne McGaughy, 49, died Sunday, May 2, 2010, at his residence in Fulton. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N L. Jones amp& Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo.
MYRTLE – Frances Marie Raines Hall, 85, died Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at Sunshine Inn in Myrtle. She was born Sept. 20, 1924, in Union County to Joe and Flossie Blackard Raines. She was a member of Union Hill Methodist Church and a homemaker.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at United Funeral Service Chapel in New Albany with Bro. Kyle Ivy and Bro. Brian Gordon officiating. Burial will be in Union Hill Cemetery.
She is survived by one daughter, Brenda McDonald (Curtis) of Myrtle; three sons, J.B. Hall (Betty) of Myrtle, Billy Gene Hall (Laura May) of Pinedale and Michael Dale Hall (Cathy) of Myrtle; three sisters, Flora Courghan of New Albany, Allene Todd of New Albany and Eva Lois Williams of Myrtle; two brothers, Boswell Raines of Poolville and James Raines of Etta; 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, B.B. Hall Jr.; her parents; one daughter, Ruby Lois Hall; one sister, Minnie Jo Grubbs; one brother, J.L. Raines; one granddaughter, Tammy Denham Cruz; and one great-grandson, J.J. McDonald.
Pallbearers will be Eric Brown, John McDonald, Dwight Pickens, Bobby Raines, Johnny Mayo and Johnny Raines.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today.
For online condolences, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.
BLUE MOUNTAIN – Althea Coleman, 55, died Monday, May 3, 2010. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Foster amp& Son Funeral Home of Ripley.
CORINTH – David Wayne Burgess, 67, died Monday, May 3, 2010, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Hight Funeral Home in Corinth. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
CORINTH – Zelma I. Farris Dilworth, 89, died Monday, May 3, 2010, at Cornerstone Health and Rehab. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Magnolia Funeral Home of Corinth.
ELLISTOWN – James A. “Buddy” Ellis, 60, died Monday, May 3, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Germantown, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service of New Albany. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
AUBURN – Willie Crafton Gillentine, 85, died Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at The Sanctuary Hospice House after a short illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors. Visitation will be 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Larry T. Jones
CORINTH – Larry T. Jones, 76, died Sunday, May 2, 2010, in Corinth. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Magnolia Funeral Home.