Obituaries, Monday, May 1, 2000

AUTHOR: JUDYC

Obituaries, Monday, May 1, 2000

James King

OXFORD James Timothy “Tim” King, 38, died Saturday, April 29, 2000, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. He worked on the assembly line at Lafayette Industries. He attended New Prospect Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waller Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Moore and Dr. Charles Fowler officiating. Burial will be in Yellow Leaf Cemetery.

Survivors include his parents, James Ernest King and Wilma Sparks King of Oxford; one sister, Susan King Morton of Oxford; two nephews, Daniel Morton and Philip Morton of Oxford; his grandmother, Ara Sparks of Oxford.

Memorials may be made to New Prospect Baptist Church.

Mary Hallum

CALHOUN CITY Mary Terry Hallum, 90, died Sunday, April 30, 2000, at Hillcrest Hospital in Calhoun City. She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church. She was the widow of Baron Lee Hallum, who died in 1975.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Mt. Tabor Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Mary Hallum Bramlitt and her husband, Clyde, of Bruce; one son, Tommy Hallum and his wife, Sarah Margaret, of Calhoun City.

Lavern Buckner

MABEN Lavern Turner Buckner, 73, died Saturday, April 29, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Jan. 21, 1927, in Maben. She was a homemaker and member of Center Grove Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Center Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Randall Poss and the Rev. Bud Reeves officiating. Burial will be in Double Springs Methodist Cemetery. Oliver Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, William R. “Billy” Buckner Jr. of Maben; her mother, Geneva Lewis Turner of Maben; one daughter, Linda McMinn of Mathiston; two sons, William Robert Buckner III of Sycamore, Ill., and Donnie Buckner of Mantee; one sister, Etoil Turner Templeton of Maben; one brother, John Harvey Turner of Maben; eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren.

The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to services.

Corinne Parchman

HOUSTON Corinne Inez Parchman, 81, died Saturday, April 29, 2000, at Trace Regional Hospital. She was born May 17, 1918, in Calhoun County to the late Cecil Vanlandingham and Ethel Callahan. She was a homemaker and a member of Buena Vista Methodist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Buena Vista Methodist Church with Bro. Hugh Cummings and Dr. Greg Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Buena Vista Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband of 64 years, John Parchman; one daughter, Diane Harrington and her husband, Harold, of Houston; two sons, Bryan Parchman and his wife, Nina, of West Point and Terry Parchman of Memphis; two sisters, Margie Shusko of West Point and Hester Bailey of Sardis; 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Glenda Brooks and her husband, Tom, of Buena Vista and Inez Vanlandingham of Treblock.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Eugene Vanlandingham.

Pallbearers will be Sam Pulliam, Robert Garner, Jim Nelson, Neil Colbert, Ronnie Vanlandingham and Barry Vanlandingham.

The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to services.

Charles DeLoach

LOCKPORT, Ill. Charles B. “Chuck” DeLoach, 58, died Thursday, April 27, 2000, at Silver Cross Hospital in Joliet, Ill. He was born in Alcorn County and moved to Lockport, Ill., in 1959. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in Vietnam War. He was a member of the American Legion and the VFW in Lockport, Ill.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Wheeler Grove Cemetery. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include five sons, Johnny DeLoach of Shrieveport, La., Todd DeLoach of Dallas, Kenny W. DeLoach of Montana, Kennith and David DeLoach of Tupelo; three daughters, Theresa Hoeing of Dallas, Kelly DeLoach of Montana and Lori DeLoach of Illinois; three brothers, Bill Hancock of Rienzi, Danny Hancock of Ruston, La., and Tommy Hancock of VanBeuron, Ark.; four sisters, Dot Rogers of Shrieveport, La., Jeanette McGuyer of Muscle Shoals, Ala., Linda Kay Ray of Minden, La., and Vickie Brazel of Ruston, La.

Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. today and noon until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.

Earnest Ransom

OXFORD Earnest Clayton “Tude” Ransom, 78, died Saturday, April 29, 2000, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. He was a retired DX Oil distributor in Tunica. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of Springdale Freewill Baptist Church. He was a Mason.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Waller Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gerald Castilo officiating. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth S. Ransom of Olive Branch; two sisters, L.C. Harris of Oxford and Lucille McCord of Water Valley.

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

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Mrs. Victoria Pittman Pegues

Tupelo

Formerly of Aberdeen

2 p.m. today

Jefferson Street Chapel

Glenwood Cemetery

Mr. Paul J. Hurt

Tupelo

10 a.m. Tuesday

First Baptist Church

Glenwood Cemetery

Edward White

STARKVILLE Edward Blake White, 87, died Sunday, April 30, 2000, at Oktibbeha County Hospital. He was born in Washington, D.C. He was the son of the late Edward Blake Sr. and Caroline Cecelia Coleman White. He earned a degree in electrical engineering from Catholic University of American and a masters of business administration from Duquesne University. He was married to Elizabeth “Betty” Klein White for 57 years. She preceded him in death Jan. 23, 1996.

He was employed by the Westinghouse Electric Corporation for 45 years and served various marketing and sales positions in Pittsburgh, Buffalo, N.Y., and Beaver, Pa.

Active in many organizations, he was a lifelong member of Toastmaters International, having founded over a dozen clubs and served a president of many of them. He was past International Director Toastmasters and was an active member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Starkville, where he served as Eucharistic Minister and Lector.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Burial will be in Oddfellows Cemetery. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one son, Edward B. White III of Starkville; two grandchildren, Richard E. White of Madison, Ala., and Susan E. White of Memphis; three great-grandchildren, James Blake White, Matthew Gregory White and John Michael White, all of Madison, Ala.

The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a favorite church or charity.

Dow E. Wilson

TREMONT Dow E. Wilson, 82, died Sunday, April 30, 2000, at the Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.

Q.D. Pollard

BOONEVILLE Q.D. Pollard, 71, died Sunday, April 30, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Booneville Funeral Home.

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Charles H. Long

Okolona

2 p.m. today

Okolona Funeral Home

Oddfellows Cemetery

Okolona

Visit: noon – service time

William “Bill” Carrier

Sherman

7 p.m. Tuesday

Lee Memorial Chapel

Visit: 5 – service time Tuesday

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Paul J. Hurt

Paul J. Hurt, 85, died Sunday, April 30, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. He was an employee of Peoples Bank and Trust Company for 44 years, retiring in 1979.

He served as president of the Mississippi Lung Association and was inducted into the National Lung Association Hall of Fame in 1988. He was active in the local chapter of the March of Dimes and the Tupelo Housing Authority. In 1935, he was a community fund-raiser for the construction of Tupelo Hospital.

He was a member of First Baptist Church of Tupelo for 81 years. He served as a deacon, trustee and teacher of a men’s Sunday school class. He was active in the Tupelo Lions Club and the Nettleton Hunting Fishing Club.

He was born in Clinton County, Ky., on Aug. 16, 1914, the only son of Elmer and Roxie Wright Hurt. The family moved to Tupelo in 1918 and operated a dairy farm on Jackson Street. He was a graduate of Tupelo High School and Copiah-Lincoln Junior College. He was a captain in the U.S. Army during World War II, serving as a finance officer.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church with Dr. Gayle Alexander officiating and the Rev. Dave Jensen and the Rev. Gary Nichols assisting. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Yvonne Stanley Hurt; his children, Carolyn H. Nichols and her husband, Gary, of Jacksonville, Fla., Molly H. Johnson and her husband, Rod, of Denver and Stanley Paul Hurt of Tupelo; four grandchildren, Molly Marie and Elizabeth Yvonne Nichols and Hannah Grace and Nathan Paul Johnson; two sisters, Ruth H. Greenwood and her husband, Robert, of Lexington, Ky., and Elva H. Huffman of Houston; his caregivers, Linda Webber, Bea Price and Geraldine Gillard; several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Ed Collins, Dob Cross, Brice Foushee, Dave Jensen, Carl Long, Carlos Pettigrew, Ikey Roebuck, Johnny Rutledge and Hayes Scott.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Trust Fund for Foreign Missions, c/o First Baptist Church, 300 N. Church St., Tupelo, Miss., 38801.

Bill Carrier

SHERMAN William “Bill” Henry Carrier III, 56, died Saturday, April 29, 2000, in Verona. He was born Nov. 15, 1943, in Virginia. He was the owner of Bill and Jo’s Hobby Shop in Verona. He moved to Tupelo in 1979 from Memphis. He was Catholic in faith and was a member of the Mid-South Mopar Club. He enjoyed drag racing and restoring vintage automobiles.

Services will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Lee Memorial Funeral Home with Bro. David Hamilton officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Jo Duncan Carrier of Sherman; four daughters, Carmen Greco and her husband, Bruno, of O’Fallon, Mo., Shea Hunter of Florence, Ala., Amy Kelly and her husband, Tommy, of Saltillo and Rhiannon Delk of Memphis; one son, Joshua Carrier of Memphis; one brother, William Micky Carrier and his wife, Roberta, of Stanardsville, Va.; his grandchildren, Brandon, Beth, Matthew, Bruno Jr., Heather and Tori.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Henry Carrier II and Margaret O’Meara.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Janie Bridges

MANTACHIE Janie Bridges died Sunday at Beverly Health Care Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McNeece-Morris Funeral Home.

Doris Ray

WHEELER Doris Hardy Ray, 78, died Saturday, April 29, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after an extended illness. She was a retired employee of the Wheeler School System and was employed with the Green Thumb Program until March of 1999. She was a member of Wheeler Baptist Church.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Terry Hall and special friend Freddy McCauley officiating. Burial will be in Meadow Creek Cemetery.

Survivors include four sons, Jimmy Ray and his wife, Julie, of Saltillo, Larry Ray of Pleasant Ridge, Hannon Ray and his wife, Star, of Tupelo and Mitchell Ray and his wife, Taffie, of Saltillo; one sister, Annie Ruth Smithey of Pleasant Ridge; one brother, Coyt Hardy and his wife, Elizabeth, of Jackson; one sister-in-law, Madeen Knowles of Baldwyn; one aunt, Edna Rice of Baldwyn; her grandchildren, Sherry Derrick, Michelle Bair, Holly Hood, Adam Ray, Amanda Whitehead, Michael Ray, Summer Ray, Sky Ray, Storm Ray, Tessa Ray, Joshua Ray, Hunter Ray, Tim and Thomas Myhand; her great-grandchildren, Ashleigh, Nikki, Morgan, Scotty, B.J., T.J., Katy and Dakota; her special friends, Olen Thompson and Charlene Johnson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Ray; one granddaughter, Mitizi Ray Patterson; and one brother, Archie Hardy.

John Morrow

BALDWYN John Martin Morrow, 81, died Sunday, April 30, 2000, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was a lifelong resident of Prentiss County. He was born Sept. 22, 1918, to William Frank and Bess Morrow of the Geeville community. He was the Prentiss County Tax Assessor from 1960-68. He was employed by the Prentiss ASCS Office for several years. He worked for the Right of Way Division of the Mississippi State Highway Department.

He was a former member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church, where he was Sunday school superintendent for 36 years, chairman of the Board of Deacons, church clerk and church treasurer. He was a farmer and cattleman and was currently serving on the Board of the Keownville Water Association. He was a member of the Soil and Water District. He was currently member and deacon at Ozbirn Creek Baptist Church. He served as chancery clerk bailiff for the Chancery Court of Prentiss County. His hobbies included woodworking, gardening and sharing these talents with his friends.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Hershel Wiygel and Dr. Joe McIntire officiating. Burial will be in Lebanon Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Geneva Yarbrough Morrow of Baldwyn; four stepdaughters, Mary Nunley Gilliam of Dallas, Pam Dykes, Diannah Coggins and Cindy Billiot of Baldwyn; two stepsons, Roger Hatfield of Booneville and Sammy Hatfield of Baldwyn; six stepgrandchildren, one stepgreat-grandchild; one brother, Roy Morrow of Florence, Ala.; one sister, Mattie Arnold of Baldwyn.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Eugene and Jimmy Morrow; and two sisters, Francis Holly and Rosie Little.

Pallbearers will be Don Burgess, Charles Thomas, Terry Roberts, Don Bryson, Travis Childers and Buddy Wardlaw.

Honorary pallbearers will be Duane Wallis, J.E. Roberts, Jak Smith, Zack Stewart, Ebe Glover, Judge Charles Thomas, Judge John Ross, Judge Jacqueline Estes Mask, John Haynes, Joey Langston and Tom Minard.

Visitation will be after 2 p.m. today.