Obituaries, Monday, Sept. 7, 1998

AUTHOR: JUDYC

Obituaries, Monday, Sept. 7, 1998

Bennie C. Williams

TISHOMINGO Bennie C. Williams, 67, died Sunday, Sept. 6, 1998, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a teacher for 30 years in the Booneville School System before retirement and was a member of Friendship Primitive Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Cecil Woodruff and Elder Clinton Barnett officiating. Burial will be in Tishomingo Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Clarence Williams; one first cousin, Delores Smith of Tupelo; a special friend, Peggy Gilley of Tupelo; one niece, Ann Harvey of Florence, Ala.; one nephew, James R. Williams of Marshall Islands.

Visitation will be from 4 until 9 p.m. today.

Doyle Morgan

HOUSTON Doyle Lynn “Jack Knife” Morgan, 60, died Sunday, Sept. 6, 1998, after an extended illness. He was born March 16, 1938, in Eupora to the late Jack and Merlie Morgan. He was a veteran. He was a member of the VFW Post 2098 of West Point and Parkway Baptist Church. He had been a truck driver for 30 years before retirement.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Southern Funeral Chapel with Dr. Gregg Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Ella Jean Morgan of Houston; two children, David William Morgan and Jennifer Lynn Morgan of Houston; two stepsons, Charles Anthony Lewis and William Claude Lewis of Okolona; his mother-in-law, Addie Hill Yeager of Houston; one grandson, Austin Ryan Blansett of Houston; three sisters, Bonnie Sherbert of Boise, Idaho, Doris Skelton of Houston and Sara Jo Sanders of Dallas, Texas; 20 nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Haymond Morgan and D.W. Morgan; and two sisters, Delois Ragland and Polly McCartney.

Pallbearers will be his first cousins, John Elkins, James Elkins, Jerry Elkins, M.H. Pittman, Robert Pittman and Charles “Buddy” Pittman.

Honorary pallbearers will be Arthur Rucker, Glen Eastman, Huey Pittman and Duwayne Pittman.

Billie Prewitt

ABERDEEN Billie Sue Prewitt, 64, died Saturday, Sept. 5, 1998, at her home in Aberdeen. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Aberdeen. She was preceded in death by her parents, Willard and Willie Beatrice Pulliam Daniel.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Bro. Ferrell Cork officiating. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery near Walnut.

Survivors include her husband, Vernon Lloyd Prewitt of Aberdeen; one daughter, Debbie Hollis of Carthage; one son, Gary Lloyd Prewitt of Aberdeen; one brother, Earl Daniel of Ashland; two aunts, Earlene James and Edna Earl Proctor, both of Walnut; two grandsons, Ryan Michael Scott of Carthage and Michael Charles Prewitt of Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Nora Alford

HOUSTON Nora Alford, 86, died Saturday, Sept. 5, 1998, at Okolona Community Hospital. She was born April 29, 1912, in Chickasaw County to Jessie McNally and Sarah Bridges. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of God. She was the widow of Claude Alford.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Houston Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Grady Williams officiating. Burial will be in Ellzey Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Lottie Griffin of Houston and Lucille Reid of Lackey; eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

Ravill South

TISHOMINGO Ravill South, 83, died Saturday, Sept. 5, 1998, at Iuka Hospital. She was a member of Paden Baptist Church and was a homemaker. She was the widow of Albert South.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Hal Holt officiating. Burial will be in Palestine Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Linda Johns of Tishomingo; two sons, Dwight South of Tishomingo and Don South of Collierville, Tenn.; one sister, Bessie Burleson of Iuka; one brother, Arlis Mock of Fulton; four grandchildren, Kevin South of Memphis, Kristi South Hicks of Collierville, Tenn., Adam South and Kelly South, both of Tishomingo.

Pallbearers will be Dwight South, Don South, Kevin South, Adam South, Kelly South and Roger Johns.

Mary Wilson

HICKORY FLAT Mary Frank Wilson, 79, died Saturday, Sept. 5, 1998, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. She was born April 24, 1919, in Benton County to Edgar Needham and Agnes Courson Needham. She was a member of Flat Rock Baptist Church and was a homemaker. She was the widow of James M. Wilson.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Thomas Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. William Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery near Hickory Flat.

Survivors include one son, Sam Morris Wilson of Hickory Flat; one daughter, Frankie Brown of Memphis; two sisters, Colette Ford of Ashland and Helen Hopkins of South Norfolk, Va.; four grandchildren, one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be William Perkins, Glenn Cossitt, Major West, Bob Lunsford, W.D. Perkins, Herman Hunter and Butch Hunter.

Earlest Crowson

HOULKA Earlest Crowson, 91, died Saturday, Sept. 5, 1998, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after an extended illness. He was born Dec. 12, 1906, in Pontotoc County. He was a retired farmer, a school bus driver and a Justice of the Peace for two terms. He was a member of Washington Methodist Church.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Baldwin Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Junior Ritchie and the Rev. Danny Washington officiating. Burial will be in Old Cook Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Maudie Crowson; two daughters, Myrlene Cowsert and Betty Collums, both of Houlka; one sister, Bernice Tutor of Banner; one stepsister, Verlon Galloway of Pontotoc; three brothers, Lex Crowson of Montgomery, Ala., Sam Crowson and Earl Crowson, both of Pontotoc; one stepbrother, George Moss of Pontotoc; five grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Marie Crowson.

Pallbearers will be Walter Paden, Lamar Morrison, Billy Baker, Anthony Holloway, Tim Enis and Lexie Crowson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Quinton Holloway, Laderal Washington and Gerald Washington.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. today.

Aaron Forsythe Jr.

RIENZI Aaron “Little A” Forsythe Jr., 39, died Saturday, Sept. 5, 1998, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. He was born March 3, 1959, in Alcorn County. He was a 1977 graduate of Biggersville High School and attended Northeast Mississippi Community College. He was a lifelong member of Rienzi United Methodist Church. He was the owner of Forsythe Motors for 20 years. His hobbies included golf, fishing, yard work and music.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ricky Bray officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park in Corinth.

Survivors include his wife, Becky Forsythe of Rienzi; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Forsythe Sr. of Rienzi; one sister, Felicia Morris of Rienzi; one nephew, Benjamin Aaron Morris of Rienzi.

Pallbearers will be Danny Brock, Mike Wilbanks, Richard Cook, Johnny Potts, Billy Weather and Laverle Shipman.

Allie Lee Hicks

BELMONT Allie Lee Hicks, 85, died Sunday, Sept. 6, 1998, at her residence on Red Bud Road. She was born Oct. 28, 1912, on Red Bud Road to the late Smith and Sarah Montgomery Pharr. She retired as a bank teller after 30 years of service with the Bank of Belmont. She joined Old Bethel Methodist Church in 1929, where she was a member of the Epworth League Bible Study, taught Sunday School classes, drew the blueprint for the enlargement of the church in 1970, served on the Board of Stewards, the Pastor Parish Committee, the Methodist Advocate Church Paper, was Methodist Youth Fellowship director for many years, and she had her membership there earlier than any other member. She was preceded in death by six brothers, Delbert, Leonard, R.C., Woodrow, Esaw and Cebron; and two nephews, David and Stephen Pharr.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Old Bethel Methodist Church with Bro. James Townson and Bro. Donnie Riley officiating. Burial will be in Belmont City Cemetery. Senter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one brother, Hubert Pharr and his wife, Marilyn, of Belmont; her sisters-in-law, Ruth Pharr Beasley of Muscle Shoals, Ala., Edna Pharr, Dean Pharr, Dorothy Pharr and Cutah Pharr, all of Belmont; 21 nieces and nephews, 37 great-nieces and nephews, several great-great-nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Richard Pharr, Danny Pharr, Jimmy Pharr, Dennis Pharr, Larry Pharr and Chris Pharr.

Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. today at the church.

Dorman Dye

BLUE SPRINGS Dorman D. Dye, 67, died Sunday, Sept. 6, 1998, in the Blue Springs community. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service in New Albany.

Sherry Immordino

FULTON Sherry Kaye Immordino, 45, died Saturday, Sept. 5, 1998, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Nov. 7, 1952, to Rufus Lee and Annie Cummingham Adams. A native of Tennessee, she moved to Fulton a few years ago. She was a Baptist in belief and was employed at the Tupelo Dollar General Store. She was preceded in death by one brother, Michael Adams.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Tullahoma Funeral Home with Bro. Marvin Patterson officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens in Tullahoma, Tenn. Senter Funeral Home is in charge of the local arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Angelia Immordino and Ashley Immordino, both of Fulton; three sisters, Yvonne Tipps of Manchester, Tenn., Elaine Vernon of Boise, Idaho, and Teresia Dudziak of McMinnville, Tenn.; two brothers, Jimmie Adams of Houlka and Rufus Adams of Fulton.

Visitation will be from 5:30 until 8 p.m. today.

Danny B. Mason

GUNTOWN Danny B. Mason, 47, died Sunday, Sept. 6, 1998, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was a truck driver for MST Truck Line and was a member of the Church of God. He was preceded in death by his mother, Clarice Mason; and one brother, James Wade Mason.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dean Speed officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Susan Mason; his father, James R. Mason of Wheeler; three stepsons, Keith Tackett of Saltillo, Carey Tackett of Tupelo and Tim Jones of Fulton; one sister, Janice Izzarelli of Elwood, Ill.; two stepgrandchildren.

Clinton E. Trimble

CAIRO Clinton E. Trimble, 99, died Saturday, Sept. 5, 1998, at his home after an extended illness. He was a member and steward of Clausel Hill Independent Methodist Church. He was a retired saw miller and farmer. He was a Mason. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Lucy Lambert; two brothers, Marshall and Otter Trimble; one grandson, Roy E. McNutt; and two sons-in-law, Eural W. Wade and Walter J. Budnik.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Clausel Hill Independent Methodist Church with the Rev. Gary Redd and the Rev. Wallace South officiating. Burial will be in Clausel Hill Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Irene White Trimble; three daughters, Ola Wade of Corinth, Ermagene Budnik of Burnsville and Ioma “Lee” Bonds of Iuka; two sisters, Onnie Timbes of Memphis and Eula Tennison of Pauling, Ohio; 15 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren and a host of friends.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to services.

Helen Fryar

MILLINGTON, Tenn. Helen Fryar died Sunday, Sept. 6, 1998, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Beasley Funeral Home of New Albany.

Thomas “Chip” Purvis

GLEN Thomas C. “Chip” Purvis Jr., 38, died Saturday, Sept. 5, 1998, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. He was a 1978 graduate of Alcorn Central High School. He was a former employee of O.C.I. and World Color. He attended Glendale Baptist Church. He was a member of the Emergency Management Agency and the Rienzi Rescue Squad. His hobbies included fishing and wood crafts. He was the grandson of the late Bill and Thelma Hood and Robert and Letia Purvis.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Greg Philamlee and the Rev. Bobby Cossey officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include two children, Dusty Dawn Purvis and Thomas C. “Rusty” Purvis of Glen; his parents, Thomas C. and Ramona Hood Purvis Sr. of Glen; two sisters, Penny Chambers and her husband, Mike, and Christy Moore and her husband, Mitch; one nephew, Tyler Chambers; two nieces, Shea Chambers and Sarah Grace Moore.

Pallbearers will be Jason Essary, Jeremy Essary, Barry Cooley, Johnny Purvis, Bobby Purvis III and Hank Mills.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Emergency Management Agency and the Rienzi Rescue Squad.

E.C. Duvall

SALTILLO E.C. Duvall, 86, died Sunday, Sept. 6, 1998, at his residence after a sudden illness. He was a retired farmer.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Danny Rushing officiating. Burial will be in Center Star Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Billie Sue Williams of Pontotoc; two sons, Johnny Duvall of Oxford and David Duvall of Baldwyn; 11 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lora Duvall.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 4 until 9 p.m. today.