Obituaries May 9, 2011

Sentator Carl Gordon Jr.
OKOLONA – Longtime State Senator Carl J. “Jack” Gordon Jr., 66, died Saturday, May 7, 2011, at home with his family. He was a lifelong member of Okolona First Baptist Church. As the second longest serving legislator he served 36 years, eight in the House of Representatives and 28 in the State Senate. He was honored to serve under the leadership of eight governors. He served as Chairman of Appropriations, Education, Public Employees & Retirement and Buildings & Grounds committees.
With a heart for education, he helped mold the 1982 Education Reform Act, providing public kindergartens and was instrumental in improving Mississippi’s Community Colleges and Universities. Dedicated to community base services, he helped establish mental health group homes and crisis prevention centers around the state. Improving Mississippi’s transportation system and those who protect our roads was also a passion. In 1981, he was appointed to the Southern Regional Education Board where he was currently serving as treasurer.
A longtime businessman, he owned Polyfoam Mfg, Tupelo Oil, Bessemer Petroleum and various Real Estate properties. He was a member of the Okolona Chamber of Commerce, the Houston Exchange Club and the Chickasaw Development Foundation.
A graduate of Mississippi State University, he loved the Bulldogs, enjoying sports and supporting academics. In March 2011, he was honored with the Jack Gordon Scholarship to provide an opportunity for students to attend Mississippi State.
He loved his family and enjoyed campaigning, visiting the beach and riding around his farmland. Living life to the fullest with a quick joke, flashing smile and heart of gold, he gave life character and determination to his family and friends. He will be remembered for his charitable heart.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Okolona First Baptist Church with Senator Terry Burton, the Rev. Eric Boykin, Dr. Roy McHenry and the Rev. Donald Graham officiating. Burial will be in Shannon Cemetery. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Martha Estes Gordon; three daughters Natalie Rutledge (Ed) of Atlanta, Ga., Kim Gordon of Houston and Leigh Carole Mullins (Brian) of Oxford; one brother, Ted Gordon (Virginia) of Tupelo; and five grandchildren, Beau Alison, Ann Marie Alison, Will Rutledge, Rex Brown and John Harris Rutledge.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl J. Gordon; and one sister, Jeanie Gordon Mitchell of Aberdeen.
Pallbearers will be Tommy Gordon, Jason Estes, Ken Harrelson, Gerry Morgan, Bill Stewart, Charles Wardlaw, Jimmy Calvin Lancaster, Harvey Fisher, John Gilbert and Preston Sullivan.
Honorary pallbearers are Members of the Mississippi Legislature, Bill Stewart Sunday Class and Scott Sullivan, special caregiver.
Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. today at the church.
In lieu of flowers, gifts can be made to The Jack Gordon Scholarship, c/o MSU Development Foundation, P.O. Box 6149, Mississippi State, MS 39762.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Ken Wik
VERONA – Kenneth Carl “Ken” Wik, 73, died quietly Sunday, May 8, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after after an extended illness. Ken was born in Chicago, Ill. on July 7, 1937. His parents, Carl and Linnea Wik, had immigrated from Sweden in the l920′s. Ken graduated from Beloit College in l959, with a degree in chemistry. He served in the U. S. Army for two years, testing chemical weapons at the Dugway Proving Grounds in Utah. He then returned to Chicago, where he built a career in the paint manufacturing business. In the early l980′s, he relocated to Tupelo where he got a job loading trucks at Hancock Fabrics. He rose steadily through the ranks, and at the time of his retirement, was the company’s supply buyer and traffic manager. Ken enjoyed playing golf, until the emphysema robbed him of his breath. He continued to enjoy dinners and pleasant evenings with friends at Harvey’s, until a few weeks before his death. Ken was a master gardener, building his soil and rotating his crops so carefully that he didn’t need pesticides. He gave away gallons of blueberries and countless peppers and tomatoes every summer. It was particularly hard for him to see his beloved garden go to weeds when the disease took that away from him as well.
Ken is survived by his daughter, Tammy Romano of Verona; his granddaughter, Nicole Romano of Chicago; and his brothers, Ole Wik of California and Gary Wik of Alaska.
At his request, there will be no public services. Remembrances and reflections of Ken may be e mailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net. In 2001, Ken and brother,Ole, spread their parents ashes around the base of a giant double Douglas Fir on Ole’s property in the mountains of Northern California. Ken’s ashes will be spread there as well. Holland Funeral Directors and Cremations, Tupelo Chapel, (662 840 5000) is entrusted with arrangements.
The family wishes to thank Todd and Laura Bates of Tupelo ever so much for the kindness and friendship they have extended to Ken for many years, and especially for their attentiveness to his needs during his final illness.
Memorials may be made to the Veterans Park Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 3608, Tupelo, MS 38803, in memory of Ken and all those Veterans who sacrificed time and life to make America the free nation it is.

Geraldine Roberts
MYRTLE – Geraldine Roberts, 83, died May 8, 2011, at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Ripley. Geraldine was born Aug. 19, 1927, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the daughter of Anielo and Josephine Sorrentino. Mrs. Roberts, a homemaker, had lived most of her life in Union County. She was the widow of Roy W. Roberts Sr., and was the oldest surviving, original communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in New Albany with Father Ricardo Phipps officiating. Burial will be in Glenfield Memorial Park in New Albany. Glenfield Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her son, Roy Roberts Jr. of Florence, Ala.; five daughters, Helen Greer (Lee), Mary Littlejohn (Wayne), both of Myrtle, Teresa Roberts, Connie Jenkins, both of New Albany and Jeanette Linville (Danny) of Ripley; one sister, Rose DeRusha of Florida; 13 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and a daughter, Dottie Roberts McDonald.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Rosary service will be at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church or to The Alzheimers Association.
Thomas Gregory
HOUSTON – Thomas Leon amp”Sonnyamp” Gregory, 68, died Saturday, May 7, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born March 27, 1943, to Cecil and Helen Mixon Gregory. He was a native of Chickasaw County, and he was of the Assembly of God faith. He was retired from Houston Fertilizer Association, and he was a member of the Happy Hollow Hunting Club.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Southern Funeral Chapel with Bro. Scott Griffin officiating. Burial will be in Amity Cemetery. Southern Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Mitchell Gregory and Kim of Houston; two daughters, Stacy Hughes and Brandon of Woodland and Kimberly Maladonado and Hilario of Okolona; three grandchildren, Brianna, Bailey and Jacob; four brothers, Tony Gregory and Betty of Anchor, James Robert Gregory of Sparta, Randolph amp”Boogieamp” Gregory of Pontotoc and Donald Gregory and Sheila of Vardaman; and four sisters, Martha Sue McCauley of Shannon, Delefaye Meyers of Sparta, Mary Gregory of Vardaman and Pam Meyers and Roy of Sparta.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 35 years, Bobbie Jo Gregory, who died April 27, 2011; his parents Cecil and Helen Gregory; three brothers, Michael Gregory, Johnny Gregory and Mickey Terry; and two granddaughters, Selena and Bertha Maladonado.
Pallbearers will be Tony Wayne Gregory, B.J. McCown, Calvin Gregory, Clayton Shempert, Tom Hughes, Dewayne Brassfield, Mitch Reynolds and Junior Yeager
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 pm today at the funeral home
Online registry can be accessed at www.southernfuneralchapel.webs.com.
Sybil Wardlow
PISGAH – Sybil Wardlow, 92, of Pisgah, died Saturday, May 7, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital Booneville. She was born April 8, 1919, to Frank and Lena Donahue Brown. She was a member of Antioch # 2 Baptist Church and a homemaker.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Greg Warren officiating. Burial will be in Pisgah Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by one daughter, Dorothy Nell (Gene) Davis of Jumpertown; one sister, Alma Wardlow of Booneville; two grandsons, Eddy (Tracey) Davis and Chris (Ragan) Davis; seven great-grandchildren, Jamie (Clay) Lindsey, Brooke Davis, Price Davis, Sage Davis, Grant Davis, Logan Davis and Cameron Davis; and four great-great-grandchildren, Jadyn Lindsey, McClane Lindsey, Mylee Davis and Adysen Davis.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jim Wardlow; one son, James Harold Wardlow; one sister, Virtie Lee Lawson; one brother, W.C. “Charlie” Brown; and one grandson, Terry Dean Davis.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
Chad Hill
BALDWYN – Chad Hill, 44, died Saturday, May 7, 2011, at his home. He was a former employee of Hills Auto Supply in Baldwyn and a member of First Baptist Church. He loved to hunt and fish. He also loved being with his children.
Private graveside services will be in Kirkville Cemetery with Bro. Neal Davis officiating. Waters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his mother, Marie Davis Hill of Baldwyn; his daughter, Whitnie Hill of Starkville; his son, Tyler Hill of East Union; his sister, Deanna Hill Underwood and Gray of Fulton; his niece Sara Underwood; and his nephews, Zane and Luke Underwood.
He was preceded in death by his father, Dean Hill; and his brother, Mike Hill.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Avonell Hughes
KILMICHAEL – Avonell T. Hughes, 87, died Friday, May 6, 2011, at University Hospital in Jackson.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery in Choctaw County. Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Othell Taylor
MANTACHIE – Eva Othell Taylor, 80, of Kenosha, Wis., died Wednesday, May 4, 2011, at United Hospital System-Kenosha Campus. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McNeece-Morris Funeral Home of Mantachie.
‘Runt’ Sturdivant
ABERDEEN – Fannie “Runt” Sturdivant, 94, died Saturday, May 7, 2011, at Oaktree Plantation Assisted Living in Amory. She was born Jan. 10, 1917, in Monroe County to Rufus Allen and Della English Allen. She was a lifelong resident of Monroe County. She received her R.N. degree in nursing from North East Mississippi Community College at the age of 55. She retired as a registered nurse from Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. While living at Oaktree, Runt continued taking care of others from her wheel chair by making rounds, checking on the residents and greeting visitors to Oaktree. She was known by all! She was a member of Friendship Baptist church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Bro. Mark Thornton and Bro. Dennis Butler officiating. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Ann S. Rieves and husband, Hal of Aberdeen; one son, Earl Sturdivant and wife, Anne of Aberdeen; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; special nieces, Polly, Michelle and Tish; and special friend and roommate at Oaktree, Eucllee Hoots.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Purnell Sturdivant; three sisters, Elma English, Bessie Bowen and Mary Bethay; and two brothers, Jack Allen and Felix Allen.
Pallbearers will be Jamie Long, Adam Long, Matt Rieves, Jody Comer, Josh Comer, Jesse Butler, Lee Plaxico and Kelby Wickline.
Honorary pallbearers will be Hayden Plaxico and the employees of Oak Tree Plantation.
Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to New Hope Cemetery, 200199 Adams Rd. Aberdeen, Ms. 39730.
An online guest registry and condolences may be accessed at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
Harlon Brazil
DENNIS – Harlon D. Brazil, 84, died May 7, 2011, at Iuka Hospital.
Graveside Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Joel Cemetery in Dennis. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Jeffrey Hayes
BECKER – Jeffrey Hayes, 41, died Friday, May 6, 2011, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. Born on Aug. 16, 1969, in Fulton, he was a son of Leon Hayes and Darlene Tweet. Jeff attended Tremont High School and graduated from Itawamba Agricultural High School in Fulton. Working in construction all of his life, he worked with his dad at Hayes Construction, worked with Brown and Root contractors at Kerr-McGee, was self-employed and worked with Steve Palmer Construction. Jeff was of the Baptist faith. Having a big heart, his ministry was reaching out to help people with whatever they needed. Pure as gold on the inside, Jeff’s family was very important to him, and he loved them in his own unique way. He never met a stranger and enjoyed making others laugh. Jeff enjoyed fishing, listening to music and Mississippi State sports. Yet, his most enjoyment came from watching football and going to the Bristol and Talladega NASCAR races, where he’d pull for his favorite driver, Jeff Gordon.
A celebration of life service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory with Bro. Robert E. Fowlkes officiating. Burial will follow in Greenbrier Cemetery. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Lori Hayes of Athens; father, Leon Hayes of Fulton; mother, Darlene (Eric) Tweet of Pell City, Ala.; daughters, Candace Holloway, LeAnna Hayes, Chloe Hayes, all of Athens and Laken Hayes and Laura Beth Kerr, both of Fulton; son, Jeffrey Darrin Hayes of Athens; grandson, Jace Cooley of Fulton; brother, Marty (Jennifer) Hayes and their daughter, M.J. of Fulton; aunts, Laverne Kennedy, Pauline Altom, Dorothy Greene, Faye Harris and Peggy Hayes; uncles, Ferrell (Linda) Hayes, Junior (Shirley) Hayes, David (Tammie) Dodd and Barbara (Mark) Donaldson.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Judge Charles and Jessie Dodd; paternal grandparents, John and Madie Hayes; aunt, Mary Heartherly; and uncles, Bobby Hayes, Eugene Kennedy, Fred Greene and Jimmy Altom.
Pallbearers will be Mike Mann, Buddy Howell, Travis Johns, Mike Altom, Tim Hayes and Greg Hayes. Honorary pallbearer will be Harold Phillips.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Mitchell Hatfield
BOONEVILLE – Mitchell Hatfield, 40, of Booneville, died Sunday, May 8, 2011, at home. He was born Aug. 18, 1970, to Ralph and Margie Maness Hatfield. He worked at MTD in Verona as a tool and die maker and was a member of Fairview Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mark McCoy an Bro. Pete McCoy officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Stephanie Leigh Hatfield; his mother, Margie (Earl) Woolum of Booneville; one daughter, Lily Hatfield; two sons, Hunter and Evan Hatfield; one sister, Carla Michelle Woolum of Booneville; and two brothers, Chad and Richey Hatfield, both of Booneville.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Hatfield; and one brother, Michael Hatfield.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
Ernestine Harp
WHEELER – Ernestine Pace Harp, 83, died Saturday, May 7, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She formerly worked in the furniture and clothing industry. She was a member of Wheeler Baptist Church. She enjoyed flowers, gardening, yard sales and sewing.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro Marty Roberts and Bro. Johnny Hancock officiating. Burial will be in Prentiss Memorial Gardens. Waters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include daughter, Shirley Barnes (Paul) of Wheeler; son, Gary Harp (JoAnn) of Zachry, La.; sister; Jimmie Harp of Marietta; brother, Bob Pace of Baldwyn; and grandchildren, Chris Harp (Kathryn), Angee Saucier (Perry), Kristin Pace (Jerrick), Vikki Edge (Perry) and Rusty Barnes (Marcella); 11 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Clyde Harp; son, David Larry Harp; 14 brothers and sisters.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m today at the funeral home.
Jimmy Taylor
BALLARDSVILLE – Jimmy Taylor, 64, died May 7, 2011, at The Meadows Nursing Home. He was born Jan. 31, 1947, in Prentiss County to Swep Junior and Josie Faye Mabry Taylor. He was a diesel mechanic and a Baptist in belief.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jackie Gray and Mike Deaton officiating. Burial will be in Ballardsville Cemetery. Senter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Brenda Sheffield Taylor of Ballardsville; one daughter, Pam Evers (John) Of Guntown,; two sons, Tony Taylor (Stephanie) of Ballardsville and Matt Taylor (Amy) of Booneville; grandchildren, Drake, Chely, Samuel and Mattie Taylor, Morgan Hester, Jordan and Carson Evers, Mary Preston Evers, Tyler, Katie, Sam, and Lydia Benjamin; and one brother, Randy Taylor (Rene) of Tupelo.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
Kyle Harris
FULTON – Kyle Harris, 22, died May 7, 2011. He was born April 20, 1989, in Amory. He was a heavy equipment operator and attended Friendship Methodist Church. He was a avid outsdoorsman
Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jackie Gray officiating. Burial will be in Keys Cemetery. Senter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include mother, Riva Walls of Fulton; father, Ted Harris of Tupelo; grandparents, Gerald and Sarah Lesley of Fulton and Bob and Shirley Harris of Batesville, Ark.; great-grandmother, Mamie Harris of New Madrid, Md.; one aunt, Kristie Meador of Fulton; one brother, William Walls of Fulton; and cousins, Blake, Eric and Elizabeth Meador
Pallbearers will be Brett Turner, Blake Loague, Brandon Loague, Terry Green, Justin Leathers and Dewayne Payne
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.
Carol Ann Gaines
CORINTH – Carol Ann Gaines, 44, died Sunday, May 8, 2011, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. Carol Ann was a life long active member of First Presbyterian Church and the Friendship Class. She loved her church family. Her hobbies were watching football and computers.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Don Elliott officiating.
Burial will be in Henry Cemetery. McPeters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her mother, Shirley Gaines of Corinth; a sister, Mary Margaret Franks of Corinth; her brother, Craig Benjamin Gaines (Mitzi) of Baldwyn; three nephews, Rustin Gaines, Tanner Gaines and Cole Franks; and two nieces, Anna Lee Franks and Mary Beth Franks.
She was preceded in death by her father, Benny Ray Gaines
Family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today in the Fellowship Hall of First Presbyterian Church and also from 10 to 10:45 a.m.Tuesday prior to service.
Memorials may be made to the Deacon Fund of the First Presbyterian Church, 919 Shiloh Rd., Corinth, MS 38834.
Condolences may be made to mcpetersfuneraldirectors.com.
Imogene Greer
TAMPA, Fla. – Imogene Greer, 87, died Sunday, May 8, 2011, at Union Community Hospital in Tampa, Fla. after an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home.
Nellen Fullwood
CORINTH – Nellen Fullwood, 89, died Sunday, May 8, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Memorial Funeral Home of Corinth.
Mary Young
SHANNON – Mary Young, 79, died Sunday, May 8, 2011, at her home after an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Nettleton.
Mable West
SMITHVILLE – Mable West, 80, died Sunday May 8, 2011, at her home in Smithville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
James Mitchem
ABERDEEN – James A. Mitchem, 66, died Sunday, May 8, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen.
Harold Davis
BELMONT – Harold Davis died Sunday, May 8, 2011, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont.
Anne Byrd
IUKA – Anne Byrd, 96, of Iuka, died Saturday, May 7, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Iuka. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka.
Archie Nix Jr.
RED BAY – Archie Nix Jr., 92, died Saturday, May 7, 2011, at Southern Magnolia in Golden. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay.
John Jones
BOONEVILLE – John Luther Jones, 42, died Saturday, May 7, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Sept. 18, 1968, in Booneville, to Miles Harold Jones and Mary Sue Patten Jones. He was a Christian. He enjoyed collecting coins and knives, motorcycle riding and spending time with friends. He worked at Quartet Manufacturing Company before becoming disabled.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jackie Spencer officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Memorial Garden. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by a daughter, Morgan Jones Evans of Booneville; his parents of Booneville; a sister, Melanie Lowder (Phillip) of Lucas, Texas; two grandchildren, Ben Jones and Aubrey Evans; a niece, Hailey Lowder; and a nephew, Colton Lowder.
Pallbearers will be Jim Arnold, Mike McKinney, Brian Bain and Jeff Garvin.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
Cecil Palmer
MADISON – Cecil Eugene Palmer, 81, died May 7, 2011, at his home in Madison. He was born in Columbia the second son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl (Mildred) Palmer. He graduated from Hattiesburg High. After serving in the Air Force, he returned to Mississippi and graduated with a degree in civil engineering. The majority of his career was spent with Michael Baker Jr. Inc. as a project engineer and vice president. Throughout his career, he and his family have lived in New Mexico, Arizona, Kansas, Alaska, Oklahoma and Mississippi. After retiring from Michael Baker, he worked for the City of Madison until his retirement in 2010.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday at Christ United Methodist Church in Jackson. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m.
Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2011, in Booneville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at McMillan Funeral Home. McMillan Funeral home is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Ann (Robertson), formerly of Booneville; daughters, Cindy Heffner and Dawn (Randall) DeArmond; sons, Chris (Bridgette) Palmer and Greg Palmer; sister, Jena Lewis of Pensacola, Fla.; grandsons, Palmer and Andrew DeArmond; granddaughters, Jennifer (Trey) Miller, Staci Myrick and Lili and Addi Palmer; and great-granddaughters, Maddi Welch, Mazzi Miller, Megan Miller and Reagan Moss.
Memorials may be sent to Christ United Methodist Church or to the American Heart Association.
Betty Hurt
BOONEVILLE – Betty J. Hurt, 76, died Sunday, May 8, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Booneville Funeral Home.

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