Obituaries, Nov. 7

Ada Loyd

MYRTLE – Ada Virginia Prather Loyd, 71, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005, at Baptist Memorial Hospital Union County. She was born Jan. 7, 1934, in Union County to the late Viceroy and Mae Jones Prather. She was a charter member of Mission Outreach Church in New Albany. She formerly worked in the mail room at the New Albany Gazette.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the United Funeral Service Chapel. Burial will be in the Glenfield Memorial Park Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Kathy Williams and her husband, Glen, of Myrtle; one sister, Annie Rooker of Ecru; four grandchildren, Christy Brown of Pontiac, Mich., Lana Lyman of Renton, Wash., Courtney Williams and Ryan Williams, both of Myrtle; two great-grandchildren, Cross Brown and Liam Brown of Pontiac, Mich.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Guy Loyd; her parents; one daughter, Annice Clark; two sisters, Edna Clark and Jewel Medlin; three brothers, Buel Prather, Thurman Prather and Jimmy Prather.

John E. Bagwell

BRUCE – John E. Bagwell, 89, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis. He was a member of Mount Moriah Baptist Church. He taught school from 1948 to 1978 and was Superintendent of Education for Fayette County Schools in Summerville, Tenn., from 1968 to 1978. He was a graduate of Lambert High School, attended Northwest Community College then received his master's degree from Mississippi State University. He was a lifetime amateur radio operator and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Mount Moriah Baptist Church with the Rev. Wayne Cobb, the Rev. Joey Hamilton and the Rev. Jim Pinkerton officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Moriah Cemetery. Parker Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Boydstun Bagwell of Bruce, whom he married Nov. 22, 1950; one son, James Bagwell and wife, Domi, of Memphis; two daughters, Mary Hunsucker and husband, Andy, of Summerville, Tenn., and Ruth Murray and husband, Thomas, of Bartlett, Tenn.; 14 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Ina Massey and James Doyle Bagwell.

Pallbearers will be Brian Hunsucker, Adam Hunsucker, Chadwick Carwile, Daniel Murray, Andrew Bagwell and Benjamin Bagwell.

Visitation will be from 9 until 11 a.m. today.

William Brown

BRUCE – William “Freddie” Brown, 86, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005, at his residence in Bruce. He was born Aug. 28, 1919. After serving in the Army during World War II for 4 1/2 years he returned to Calhoun City where he was a farmer and worked at E.L. Bruce Co. He later retired as a carpenter for Spratlin Building Supply.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home in Bruce with the Rev. Rob Pelkey, the Rev. Carl Morris, the Rev. Joe Barnett and John Staszefski officiating. Burial will be in the Memory Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Corinne Mitchell Brown; one son, Glen Brown of Horn Lake; one daughter, Donna Strickland of Millport, Ala.; three brothers, Leo Brown, Theo Brown and R.B. Brown; two sisters, Ruby Green and Lyda Weeks.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Hilda Hughes; and one brother, Edward Brown.

Pallbearers will be Dewayne Young, Mark Young, Michael Brown, Charles Bennett, Scotty Hughes, Scotty McCormick, Robert Baker and Jimmy Barefield.

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

James C. Webb Jr.

BATESVILLE – James C. “Jimmy” Webb Jr., 41, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005, in Courtland as the result of a fire truck accident responding to a fire. He was born Aug. 16, 1964, in Panola County to James C. and Betty Elmore Webb. He graduated from South Panola High School and attended two years at Mississippi State University. He graduated from Fire Academy in 1999. He was Assistant Fire Chief for Bynum Fire Department and was a certified Emergency Medical Responder. He was a truck driver for Steel Service Corp. and a member of the Goodhope Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church of Batesville with the Rev. Gerald Walker officiating. Burial will be in the Goodhope Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home of Batesville is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Daphne Tutor Webb of Batesville; two sons, Justin Caleb Travis Webb and Samuel Blake Webb, both of Batesville; his parents, James C. and Betty Elmore Webb of Courtland; three sister, Pam Webb Webb of Batesville, Rebecca Webb Pinkard of Courtland and Donna Webb Ray of Southaven.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Goodhope Baptist Church or to Bynum Fire Department.

Phoebe Terrell

GUIN, Ala. – Phoebe Ann Terrell died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005, in Daly City, Calif. She was born Oct. 18, 1907, in Eldridge, Ala., to Ada and Lorenzo Thornton. She graduated from high school in Birmingham, Ala., and later taught school for a number of years in Mayfield, Ala., and Guin, Ala.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the White Rock Church of Christ with Steve Clark officiating. Burial will be in the New Hope Cemetery. Norwood Funeral Home of Guin is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her children, Sam (Louverne) Terrell of Colorado Springs, Colo., Arthur (Joyce) Terrell of San Bruno, Calif., Wiley (Nenita) Terrell of Rancho Cordova, Calif., Lena (Martin) Tuttle of San Leandro, Calif., Barbara (Wilbur) Smith of South San Francisco, Calif., Harold (Elaine) Terrell of Irvine, Calif., Francine Banford of Newark, Calif., and Deborah Harrison of Irving, Texas; a daughter-in-law, Joyce Terrell of Daly City, Calif.; a brother, J.D. (Betty) Coleman of Winfield, Ala.; two sisters-in-law, Ruth and Margaret Terrell of San Francisco; two adopted daughters, Rose (Nate) Singleton and Bernice Pitts, all of Los Angeles; 28 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Owens Terrell Sr.; her daughter, Gwen Collins; her son, Owens Terrell Jr.; and her siblings, Della, Lorenzo, Hassie, Arthur and Lena.

Casey Langston

PRAIRIE – Casey Langston, 22, died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2005, as the result of an automobile accident. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial Funeral Home of Okolona.

Paul Winchester

RED BAY, Ala. – Paul Winchester, 62, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005, at the ECM Hospital. He was born Oct. 26, 1943, to Floyd and Pauline Hunt Winchester. He was the owner and operator of Lindsey and Winchester Drapery for 32 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Red Bay and had served on the Red Bay Industrial Board. He had served in the U.S. Army. His favorite pastime was playing, singing and recording music. He was a member of the Midnight Bluegrass Band. He was the coordinator and leader of the Red Bay FFA String Band where he won numerous state championships.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay with Bro. Larry Hill officiating. Burial will be in the HIllcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Paulette Thorn Winchester of Red Bay; two daughters, Beverly Winchester and Lisa Winchester, both of Red Bay; one grandson, Ethan Winchester of Red Bay; four sisters, Melinda Humphries and Patricia Burns and Husband, Tommy, all of Memphis, Nancy Childers and husband, Ronnie, of Vina, Ala., and Anita Winchester of Red Bay; two brothers, Ralph Winchester and wife, Cheryl, of Red Bay and Danny Winchester of Memphis; his father, Floyd Winchester of Red Bay; many niece and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, and a sister, Jeanette Lindsey.

Pallbearers will be Randy Edge, Jimmy Riddle, Lynn Grissom, Charlie Shelton, Lee Berry and Dustin Nunley.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Cathrine Sparks

BELMONT – Cathrine Sparks, 54, died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2005, at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont.

Bonnie Jean Henry

PONTOTOC – Bonnie Jean Henry died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2005, at the Sunshine Rest Home in Pontotoc. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Browning Funeral Home of Pontotoc. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Neola Nicholson

BOONEVILLE – Neola Holliday Nicholson, 90, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2005 at the Corinth Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born March 29, 1915, in Booneville to William DeWitt Holliday and Minnie Lucille Ledbetter Holliday. She was a Pentecostal and a caregiver for the elderly.

Graveside services will be at noon today at the Booneville Cemetery with Minister Keith Sanders officiating. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two nephews, Billy Holliday and his wife, Sadie, of Eads, Tenn., and Jimmy D. Holliday; two nieces, Sarah Love McKaskel and her husband, Ed, of Manchester, Mo., and Elizabeth Richardson Stevens of Rowlett, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, R. B. Nicholson, who died Feb. 28, 1971; six brothers, Will, Talmadge, Brown, Hughey, Grady and Vivian Holliday; and one sister, Lucille Richardson.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. today at the funeral home.

Florence D. Boxx

WATER VALLEY – Florence Dale Boxx, 82, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005. She was born April 1, 1923 in Water Valley to the late Joseph P. Gordon and Nanny C. Ruby Gordon. She was retired from Southern Bell and a member of the VFW Auxiliary and the Pioneers. She was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church. She was the widow of Luther David Boxx.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley with Dr. Randy Bain officiating. Burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery.

She is survived by many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one sister, Lela Massie Evans; eight brothers, Elmer Hartwell Gordon, Hulet Gordon, Charlie Lee Gordon, Woodrow Ruby Gordon, Robert Clayton Gordon, Hugh Ferrell Gordon, William Massie and J.B. Massie.

Pallbearers will be Charles E. Gordon, James Gordon, Jim Evans, Bill Evans, Tim Goar, Clay Goar, Danny Gordon and Wallace Donaldson.

Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Cloys M. Loper

HOLLY SPRINGS – Cloys M. Loper, 88, died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005, in Biloxi. He was born Nov. 16, 1917 in Marshall to Joe Loper and Bea Kirk. He was a Baptist and a carpenter.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Cornersville Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements

He is survived by one brother, James Loper of San Diego, Calif.

Betty M. Sims

CALHOUN CITY – Betty M. Sims, 75, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005. She was born July 11, 1930, in Decaturville, Tenn. She was retired after 20 years at Kellwood. She was a former State Commander for the DAV Auxiliary and a member of the American Legion Auxillary and the Eastern Star. She was a homemaker and a member of the Spring Hill Baptist Church.

Service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Pryor Funeral Home with the Rev. George Barnett, the Rev. David Ross and the Rev. Jim Vance officiating. Burial will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, James F. Sims of Calhoun City; three daughters, Betty Anne Vance of Calhoun City, Frances S. Nichols and husband, Joe, of Houston, and Jill S. Jourdan of Iuka; two sons, David F. Sims and wife, Anita, and Jack Dee Sims, all of Calhoun City; four sisters, Maxine Tyner of St. Louis, Mo., Irene Smith, Clara Redden and Louise Diamond Patterson, all of Decaturville, Tenn.; one brother, Don Murphy of Decaturville, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren, Lee Vance, Cory Vance, Blake Vance, Anna N. Ellzey, Alison N. Breen, Aaron Sims, Mollie Jourdan, David O. Jourdan IV, Franklin Dee Sims, Brandon Box and Stephen Box; four great-grandchildren, Chelsea Vance, Marlee Vance, Abby Claire Vance and Reagan Box.

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

Leon Burcham

BOONEVILLE – Leonard “Leon” Burcham, 72, died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2005, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Booneville Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Dorothy Lee Baddley

WATER VALLEY – Dorothy Lee Baddley, 91, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2005. She was born June 30, 1914, in Lake County, Tenn. to the late Harry Downing and Effie Campton Downing. She was retired as a teacher in the Tiptonville School District. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Water Valley and also taught Sunday School at First Presbyterian Church of Water Valley. She was the widow of Thomas Richard Baddley.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Pinecrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery with the Rev. Ed Barlow officiating. Seven Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two nephews, Harry Bethel of Water Valley and James Knox Baddley of Memphis; three nieces, Jane Kirk of Knoxville, Tenn., and Anne Traylor and Kay Larson, both of Oxford; many other nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one sister, Jean Bethel; and one brother, Leroy Downing.

Alice Prather

MYRTLE – Alice Eddie Beckworth Prather, 85, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2005, at the Sunshine Inn in Myrlte. She was born Mary 1, 1920, in Union County to the late Robert Beckworth and Alice Eva Greer Beckworth. She was a retired factory worker with Hoover. She was a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Charlie Locke officiating. Burial will be in the Cornersville Cemetery.

Survivors include one brother, Robert Beckworth Jr. of Oxford; two grandchildren, Staci Cochran and husband, John, of Lane, Okla., and Jeffery Shane Prather and wife, Lyla of Honolulu, Hawaii; five great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James Jeff Prather; one son, Howard Greer Prather; three sisters, Jo Della Lindsey, Rose Cochran and Sudie Prather; three brothers, Guy Beckworth, Glen Beckworth and Van Beckworth.

Pallbearers will be Larry Ray, Harry Ray, Roman Ray, Alton Gale Beckworth, Lamon Beckworth and Randy Beckworth.

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

Anthony Mink

BOONEVILLE – Anthony Bruce Mink, 35, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2005, at Olive Branch. He was born Dec. 13, 1969, in Lee County to Larry Bruce Mink and Kathy Lynn Wallis Mink. He was a member of Hills Chapel Church of Christ. He was part owner of Fisher's Family Restaurant. He was a very special godparent to Grant Montgomery Fisher and Aden Susanne Cartwright. He enjoyed spending time with his son, teaching his Sunday school class and being a friend to everyone.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Aaron Pope and Minister Tony Brown officiating. Burial will be in the New Hope Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Latricia McKinney Mink; a son, William Tanner Mink; his mother, Kathy Wallis Fleming and her husband, Jimmy, of Booneville; his father, Larry Mink and his wife, Martha, of Booneville; a brother, Dewayne Mink of Booneville; a sister, Kacy Hardy and her husband, Donald, of Saltillo; his grandmother, Pearl Wallis Jackson of Baldwyn; several aunts, uncle, nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Michael Walden, Chris Scroggins, Jason Scroggins, Chris Jones, Don Smith, Patrick Rinehart, Johnny Thornton and Nicky Cartwright.

Memorials may be made to the Anthony Mink Memorial Fund, c/o Bancorp South, P.O. Box 240, Booneville, MS 38829.

Terry Wayne Johnson

GOLDEN – Terry Wayne Johnson, 34, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born May 12, 1971, in Tupelo. He was a welder for F.M.C. He was a graduate of I.A.H.S. in 1989. He loved his Lord, his family and friends. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and especially his nephew, Peyton, and niece, Lea. He was a faithful member of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jackie Gray officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his parents, Doyle and Linda Johnson of Golden; one sister, Kelly Ozbirn of Golden; his grandmother, Christine Wilemon of Fulton; a niece, Lea Ozbirn; a nephew, Peyton Tackett of Golden; many aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Freeman Wilemon; and his paternal grandparents, Alfred and Lola Johnson.

Pallbearers will be Mark Williams, Stewart Weaver, Sonny Conwill, Craig Rodgers, Kenneth Johnson, Steven Truelove, Stacy Crane, Roger Crane and Jason Williams.

Visitation will be from 7 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.