Obituaries, Monday, Jan. 17, 2000

AUTHOR: JUDYC

Obituaries, Monday, Jan. 17, 2000

Edna Segars

AMORY Jessie Edna Samples Segars, 88, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at the Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory after an extended illness. She was born Nov. 20, 1911, in Lee County to James Nathaniel and Carrie Chism Samples. She grew up in Lee County and moved to Amory over 70 years ago. She was a homemaker and a member of Amory Church of Christ.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Amory Church of Christ with Mr. James Wyers and Mr. Philip Hathcock officiating. Burial will be in Masonic Cemetery. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Elisha Leo Segars of Amory, whom she married in 1927; two sons, Doug Segars and his wife, Kathy, of Greenwood and James Segars and his wife, Glenda, of Tupelo; one brother, Russell Samples of Tupelo; one sister, Guinita Murphy of Tuscaloosa; six grandchildren, Lee Segars, Amy Price, Mark Segars, Jenny Johnson, Nathan Segars and Neil Segars; eight great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Lee, Mark, Nathan and Neil Segars, Arnold Price and Mike Johnson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Hodges, and the elders and deacons of Amory Church of Christ.

Bonnie L. Arnold

AMORY Bonnie L. Arnold died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, at her residence after an extended illness. She was born Aug. 18, 1967, in Covington, Tenn., to Rev Charles Williams and Joyce Davis Twining. She grew up in Hatley and lived in Saltillo and Tupelo before moving to Amory in 1999. She was employed by Valuecraft in Amory and had also worked in the area garment industry. She enjoyed crafts, working with animals and singing.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Karl Weyhrauck officiating. Burial will be in Doty’s Chapel Cemetery in Shannon. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Greg Arnold of Amory, whom she married Oct. 16, 1995; her father, Rev. Charles Williams of Vernon, Ala.; her mother, Joyce D. Twining of Memphis; one son, Bobby Andrew Adams of Amory; one daughter, Christy Renee Adams of Amory; two sisters, Connie Sue Thompson and Michele Newman, both of Memphis.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Donna Maharrey.

Pallbearers will be Michael Hunt, Chris Sanders, John Murphy, Greg Arnold and Joey Hawkins.

Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Lloyd Galloway

HOLLY SPRINGS Lloyd Galloway, 64, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at Alliance Health Care Systems. He was a member of St. Mark M.B. Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mark M.B. Church in Holly Springs with the Rev. O.D. Clark. Burial will be in Charity Hill Cemetery. J.F. Brittenum & Son Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include four sisters, Katie Mayfield, Mattie Delbridge, Olia Martin and Rosie Lee Glover, all of Holly Springs; two brothers, Roosevelt Galloway of Holly Springs and L.C. White of Memphis.

Pallbearers will be Howard Delbridge, Raymond Mayfield Jr., Roosevelt Galloway Jr., Curtis Mayfield, Isaac Mayfield and Lawrence Martin Jr.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to services. There will be no viewing after the eulogy.

Rev. Morris Stocks

OXFORD Rev. Morris H. Stocks Sr., 73, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. He was a graduate of Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville. He served in the U.S. Navy as a ship’s serviceman 3rd class during World War II. He was the minister of the Church of the Nazarene for 35 years before retiring.

Services will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Waller Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. B.J. Garber, Dr. Bill Weisman and the Rev. Clinton Ferguson officiating. Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at New Prospect Cemetery in Jasper, Ala. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Joyce Merchant Stocks of Oxford; three daughters, Beverly Stocks Strickland of Jacksonville, Fla., Angela Stocks Farmer of Norwood, Ohio, and Stephanie Stocks Rosenjack of Nashville; one son, Morris H. Stocks Jr. of Oxford; one brother, Siras Stocks of Lithonia, Ga.; 11 grandchildren.

visitation will be from 4:30 until 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Bessie Coke

LACKEY Bessie Coke, 97, formerly of Glen, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, at Aberdeen Hospital. She was born in Alcorn County to Marcus and Josie Mincy. She moved to the Lackey community in 1950, where she owned and operated a grocery store from 1951 until 1973. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edd Coke; three brothers, Rufe, Bobby and Ed Mincy.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Coleman Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Paul Watson officiating. Burial will be in Hopewell Church Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Irene Harville of Glen; two brothers, W.E. Coke Jr. of Illinois and Billy W. Coke of Cumberland, Ky.; two half sisters, Ruby Kyle of Corinth and Flora Mahoney of Memphis; 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, 26 great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from noon until service time today.

Kelly Lindsey

SMITHVILLE Kelly Eugene Lindsey, 74, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at his residence after a sudden illness. He was born Feb. 10, 1925, in Monroe County to the late Tuel Jefferson and Myrtle Adell Jones Lindsey. He lived in Smithville most of his life. He was a retired farmer and was a member of the Nondenominational Church.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. today at Masonic Cemetery with the Rev. Jay Knight officiating. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Smithville is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his sister, Nellie Edwards of Smithville; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Billy and James Shelby Lindsey.

Pallbearers will be Kim Edwards, Randy Edwards, Keith Edwards, Tony Edwards, Harry Edwards and Jeff Edwards.

Josephine Anderson

SHANNON Charles Josephine Bean Anderson, 80, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at her residence in the Pontocola community. She was born May 29, 1919, in Shannon to the late Charles Clinton and Lillie Adele Shaw Bean. She lived in the Pontocola community much of her life. She was a resident of Memphis for 38 years where she was a clerk in the Credit Department of Shering-Plough Company. She returned to the Pontocola community in 1981 to care for her mother and two aunts. She was a longtime treasurer and caretaker of the Pontocola Cemetery. She was the widow of David Ralph “Andy” Anderson, who died Nov. 28, 1996.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Robert Armstrong officiating. Burial will be in Bean/Shaw Family Plot at Pontocola Cemetery.

Survivors include caregivers, Bobby and Anna Sue McVay of Pontocola; several cousins.

She was preceded in death by two aunts, Ida Pearl Poe and Mary Alice Shaw.

Pallbearers will be Tim Mallory, John Cox, Barry Kelly, Lou McCain, Clay Coggins, Michael McVay, Ricky Caffee and Thomas Wayne Whitehead.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Pontocola Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 1394, Tupelo, Miss., 38802.

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Mrs. David R. Anderson

(Josephine Bean)

Pontocola Community

10:30 a.m. Today

Lee Memorial Chapel

Pontocola Cemetery

Visit: 9 a.m. service time

Bessie Rucker

CORINTH Bessie Mae Rucker, 80, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, at her residence after an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson’s Funeral Home.

Louise Faulkner

IUKA Louise Faulkner, 64, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at her residence. She was a former bowling instructor and school bus driver for the City of Troy, Mich. She was a member of Lifeline Baptist Church in Troy and the Eastern Star. After moving to Iuka, she was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by one son, Donald Edd Faulkner.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Chris Capasso officiating. Graveside services will be held Thursday at White Chapel Memorial Cemetery in Troy, Mich.

Survivors include her husband, D.B. Faulkner of Iuka; one daughter, Mary Louise Belue of Burnsville; two sons, Lawrence Quay Faulkner of Detroit and Darrell Brian Faulkner of Troy, Mich.; one sister, Betty Fox of Sterling Heights, Mich.; two brothers, Aaron Eugene Petty of Clinton, Mich., and Bobby Wayne Petty of Dearborn, Mich.; eight grandchildren, Donald Paul Faulkner, Laura Nicole Faulkner, Angela Jane House, Brian Faulkner, Eddward Faulkner, Michael Faulkner, Terry Faulkner and Kelly Faulkner; three great-grandchildren, Keith Walker, Elysia House and Tia Sofikitis.

Visitation will be from 3:30 until 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Burnsville.

Max Stegall

PONTOTOC Max R. Stegall, 68, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was a retired employee of Triangle Distributors and was a member of Zion Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with Bro. Fred Hartley and Bro. Jerry Guess officiating. Burial will be in Zion Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Daisy Pearl Stegall of Pontotoc; one daughter, Susan Lee Waldo of Randolph; two sons, Jerry Stegall and Max Ray Stegall, both of Pontotoc; one sister, Bobby Lou Roberts of Tupelo; two grandchildren and two stepgrandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Pete Harlow, Mike Waldo, Clenton Edwards, Glen Harlow and Steven Stegall.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time today.

Kenneth L. Farrar

WEST POINT Kenneth L. Farrar Jr., 77, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, at West Point Nursing Home. He was a member of First Baptist Church. He was a retired foreman for Wilson Cheese Company after 22 years of service. He was a native of Choudrant, La., and was a former resident of Macon for 47 years, before moving to West Point in 1987. He was the son of the late Kenneth L. Farrar Sr., and Nancy Elizabeth Ambrose Farrar.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Gary Richardson officiating. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Young Farrar of West Point; two sons, Thomas Kenneth Farrar Sr. of Southport, N.C., and Robert “Bob” Farrar of West Point; one daughter, Elizabeth Ann Farrar Barnett of Halls, Tenn.; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; one sister, Rosalee Kinman of Monroe, La.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Klutts, Bobby Alexander, Donald Alexander, Aron Clark, Ken Harrelson and Charles Magers.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. T.N. Braddock, J.F. Ellis, Jabe Christopher, Thurman Parrish, the nursing staff of Clay County Medical Center and West Point Nursing Home.

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

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 794, West Point, Miss., 39773.

William K. Skeen

BATESVILLE William K. “Bill” Skeen, 76, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. He was born Oct. 3, 1923, in Ohio, to William K. and Belle Harrington Skeen. He was a retired market manager of 36 years for Publix Supermarkets of Florida. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and was a member of the VFW. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Tope Skeen.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Terry Tribble and R.C. Byers officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include one daughter, Karen Skeen Pope of Batesville; two sons, Gary E. Skeen of Batesville and Richard W. Skeen of Palm City, Fla.; two sisters, Icie Skeen Taylor of Chillicothe, Ohio, and Mary Alice Skeen Dehoff of Phoenix; four grandchildren, one great-grandson.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today.

James Hobson

RIPLEY James Duncan Hobson, 80, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, at his home. He was a resident of the Beech Hill community for 57 years. He was in the timber, lumber and building business with his father and brothers until his retirement in 1973. He was a member of Beech Hill Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Fant and Dulcy Duncan Hobson; one infant sister; and one sister, Natalie Carolyn Hobson.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Beech Hill Church of Christ with Bro. King McCarver officiating and Bro. James Draper and Bro. Jon Mark Smith assisting. Burial will be in Beech Hill Church of Christ Cemetery. McBride Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Johnnie Elizabeth Hale Hobson, whom he married April 5, 1940; two sons, Jim Hobson and his wife, Dee, of Dallas and Barry Hobson and his wife, Brenda, of Ripley; one daughter, Gail Winter and her husband, Gwin, of Vardaman; two brothers, Donald Hobson and his wife, Mattie Byrd, and Troy Hobson and his wife, Louise, of Ripley; seven grandchildren, Michael Winter and his wife, Sidra, of Pontotoc, Chris Hobson and his wife, Mimi, of Ripley, Ryan Winter and his wife, Theresa, of Pontotoc, Lori Hobson of Tupelo, David Hobson of Ripley and Matt Hobson and Kate Hobson, both of Dallas; three great-grandchildren, Aleck, Luke and Hallie Hobson of Ripley.

Pallbearers will be Michael Winter, Chris Hobson, Ryan Winter, David Hobson and Matt Hobson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Lori Hobson, Kate Hobson, Mimi Long Hobson, Sidra Patterson Winter, Theresa Kilgore Winter, Carol Green and Courtney Green.

Memorials may be made to Pine Vale Children’s Home in Corinth, Beech Hill Church of Christ, or the Alzheimers Memorial Fund.

Tony Sides

COVINGTON, Tenn. Tony Curtis Sides, 31, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, from the results of an automobile accident. He was an employee of Tim’s Building Supply and a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Covington.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at McBride Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jerry Barker officiating. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery.

Survivors include his parents, Arthur Curtis and Susan Paulette Decanter Sides of Covington, Tenn.; one sister, Mallisa Sides of Covington; one brother, Gerry Sides of Covington; one niece, Krystian Woodward of Covington.

Visitation will be from 3 until 10 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Elzie Deering

Elzie L. Deering, 91, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, at his residence after a brief illness. He was a retired construction worker and was crane operator. He was a veteran of World War II. He was a member of Verona Church of Christ.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Wayne Cox officiating. Burial will be in Euclatubba Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Helen L. Riedesel and her husband, James, of Davenport, Iowa; nine grandchildren, Janice Edenfield, John Deering, Jay Deering, James Deering, Jackie Hough, Mary Sifferman, Carol Burke, Ann Ring and Michael Riedesel; seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nellie Deering; his parents, Leroy and Louvettie Deering; one son, John Deering; two sisters, Ruth M. Roller and Lillie Deering; two brothers, Charles Deering and Ollie Deering.

Ada Scott

SHERMAN Ada Lee Scott, 92, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, at Tippah County Hospital. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Services were Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jim Varnon officiating. Burial was in Asbury Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Ruby Williams of Sherman; one brother, Billy H. Scott and his wife, Jackie, of Alabaster, Ala.; one daughter-in-law, Jo Scott of West Blocton, Ala.; five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Scott; one son, Jack Scott; one sister, Minnie Tarpley; one brother, Vester Putt.

Pallbearers were Dannie Williams, James Garner, Tim Morphis, Walter Norris and Scott Williams.

Lovie Faulkner

CORINTH Lovie Faulkner died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, at Whitfield Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Memorial Funeral Home.

Eli Hill

CORINTH Eli Hill, infant son of Barbara Hill, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, in Memphis.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Freedom Fellowship with the Rev. Gary Caveness officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Hill Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his mother, Barbara Hill; one sister, Darneshia Hill.

Elizabeth Milam McConnell

Elizabeth Milam McConnell, 87, formerly of Tupelo, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany. She was born July 7, 1912, in Tupelo to Lucius Gartrell Milam and Elizabeth Armstrong Milam. She was a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church in Tupelo. She attended Mississippi State College for Women and Milsaps College, where she was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority. She studied fashion design at the Vogue School of Fashion Art in Chicago and the McDowell School in New York. For many years, she worked with her husband, the late Alfred Raeburn McConnell, at Milam Manufacturing Company, which was founded by her mother in 1928. She was a designer of children’s wear and was an avid knitter. While living in Tupelo, she was an active supporter of the Tupelo Community Concert Association and was a member of the Tupelo Garden Club.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Glenwood Cemetery with the Rev. Giles Lindley officiating. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her son, Alfred Raeburn McConnell Jr. of New Albany; her daughter, Betsey McConnell Hamilton and her husband, Tom, of New Albany; three grandchildren, Haywood Hamilton, Beth Hamilton and Sarah Hamilton; two sisters, Dorris Milam Shirley of Baldwyn and Marjorie Milam of Tupelo; four nephews.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Lucius Gartrell Milam Jr., and one niece.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues

Memorials may be made to Regional Rehabilitation Center, 615 Pegram Drive, Tupelo, Miss., 38801, or to a favorite charity.

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Mrs. Elizabeth Milam McConnell

New Albany

Graveside Services

1 p.m. Tuesday

Glenwood Cemetery

Mrs. Lois Catherine Dorroh Ramey

Tupelo

Arrangements Incomplete

Sam J. Creekmore Jr.

AMORY Sam J. Creekmore Jr., 83, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at his residence after a sudden illness. He was born Jan. 17, 1916, in Kemper County to Sam J. Creekmore Sr., and Alice Williamson. He grew up in DeKalb County and was a graduate of DeKalb High School. He attended East Mississippi Community College and was a graduate of Mississippi State University. He was a building contractor and owned and operated Monroe County Tractor Company. He lived in Amory for 55 years. He was chairman of Gilmore Memorial Hospital Board of Directors. He was Director Emeritus of Peoples Banks & Trust. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, where he served on various committees. He enjoyed gardening and farming.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church in Amory with the Rev. Pat Ludlam officiating. Burial will be in Masonic Cemetery. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret S. Creekmore of Amory, whom he married Sept. 12, 1942; two sons, Dr. Sam J. Creekmore III and his wife, Barbara, of New Albany and John Creekmore and his wife, Shelia, of Amory; two daughters, Wilmuth C. Payne and her husband, Delmo, of Hamilton, Ala., and Elizabeth C. Rains and her husband, Dr. Manrin Rains of Memphis; one sister, Lannie Waddell of DeKalb; seven grandchildren, Sam, Ben, Melanie, Mathew and Mark Creekmore, Molly Payne and Emma Kate Payne Mikels; four great-grandchildren, Josh and Callie Creekmore, Laura Suzanne Creekmore and Reed Mikels.

Pallbearers will be Sam Griffie, Guy R. Pickle, Herman Hester, Billy Humphreys, Victor Elliott, H.L. Robinson, Jack Flowers, Raymond Stanford and Tim Wilson.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, Amory, Miss., 38821-0147.

Billie Moreland

AMORY Billie Moreland died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.

Greely Mann

AMORY Greely Mann, 69, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, at the Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.

Lois Ramey

Lois Catherine Dorroh Ramey, 64, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.

Randle Williamson

HERNANDO Randle Williamson, 61, formerly of Fairview, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, at Methodist Hospital-Central in Memphis. He was born Sept. 23, 1938, near Fairview to Roy Lee and the late Mamie Dell Senter Williamson. He was retired from the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad as a mechanist and a member of Fairview Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. James Spencer and Bro. John Stockton officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Mary Jo Wilson Williamson of Hernando; two daughters, Diane Brewer of Jacksonville, Fla., and Teri Hughes and her husband, Chuck, of Sherwood, Ark.; two grandchildren, Julie and Gerchen; one great-granddaughter, Natalie; one sister, Joyce Waddle of Dennis; one brother, Edd Williamson of Fulton; his father, Roy Lee Williamson of Fulton.

Pallbearers will be Roger Wilson, Billy Wilson, Gettis Oswalt, Chuck Hughes, Bobby Wood and Tommy Williamson.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today.

Willie Floyd

CORINTH Willie James Floyd, 63, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, at Alcorn County Care Inn. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson’s Funeral Home.

Lakiki White

FORT LAUDERDALE Lakiki White, 21, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, in Fort Lauderdale. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial Funeral Home of Okolona.