Obituaries November 17, 2010

Irma McBroom Harris
RICHMOND, Va. – Irma McBroom Harris, 87, died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, in Richmond, Va., after a long illness.
She was born Jan. 12, 1923, in Batesville. She lived in several places throughout North Mississippi, including Tupelo, where her husband, Rev. David Harris, served as a minister in the Mississippi Conference of the United Methodist Church. After his death in 1989, she resided at Traceway Manor in Tupelo until she moved to Richmond, Va., in 2005 to be near her daughter.
She is survived by her children, Glenn Harris of Saltillo, Gordon Harris and wife, Deb Wysong, of Ipswich, Mass., and Camille Harris and husband, Dennis LaMountain, of Richmond, Va.; her sister, Betty Jean Wilson and husband, Scoot Wilson, of Batesville; and five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. David A. Harris, as well as her parents and four brothers.
A memorial service and celebration of her life will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Wesley United Methodist Church in Tupelo. A reception will follow after the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 2434, Tupelo, MS 38803, designated for the Sanctuary Carpet Fund.
Nellie West
LAMAR – Nellie Feathers West, 65, died Monday, Nov. 15, 2010.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Clear Creek Baptist Church in Lamar. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
George Sloan
NEW ALBANY – George Beasley Sloan left this life Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. He was born April 15, 1926, in Wallerville to the late George Beasley Sloan and Clara Haynie Sloan. At age 17, he enlisted in the United States Navy, where he served in the South Pacific. Wounded by an artillery shell off the islands of Paleliu and Guam, he was shipped back to the mainland for treatment. After receiving an honorable discharge he returned to New Albany where he worked as a farmer, dry cleaner and plumber. For many years he owned and operated Sloan’s Plumbing and Electrical Company. He was a member of Wallerville Baptist Church and attended New Harmony Baptist Church.
He was one of the original members of the American Legion’s Potter-Henry-Lowery Post 72 and held various offices within the post over his 65-year membership to include two years as post commander. He received many awards and accolades for his service and dedication to that group. He was a member of the Legions “Societe Des 40 Hommes et.” At a special Legion Post meeting Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, he received a citation from the National Headquarters of the American Legion for his dedication and continuous membership as well as a Navy pin. One of his greatest joys was being selected for the Honors Flight to Washington D.C. to visit the World War II Memorial. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him and especially by the members of Post 72.
Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, at the United Funeral Service Chapel with Chaplain Felix Hutchison officiating. Burial will be in the Glenfield Memorial Park. United Funeral Service in New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by a son, George “Gene” Sloan (Diann); two stepdaughters, Charlene Rakestraw (Larry) and Juanita Easley (Karl); five grandchildren, Brad Sloan (Kirsten), William, Lesley and Evan Rakestraw, Karen and Hannah Easley; a great-grandson, William Sloan; and a special friend and companion, Dove Evans.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Edith Sloan; and a sister, Sue Sloan Liddell.
Visitation will be 5 to 8:30 p.m. today, Nov. 17, 2010, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Potter-Henry-Lowery American Legion Post 72.
In honor of Mr. Sloan, United Funeral Service Inc. will fly the flag of the U.S. Navy at the funeral home during visitation and service.
For online condolences, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.
Luke Hammers
OXFORD – Luke Anthony Hammers, 29, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010, at Valley Hospital in Las Vegas, Nev. Born in Houston, Texas, Mr. Hammers’ family was from the Oxford area. He had been a crab boat fisherman in Alaska for the past two years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and anything outdoors.
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Shiloh Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his mother, Nancy Dalton Hazim and his stepfather, Michael Hazim, of Las Vegas, Nev.; one sister, Stephanie Hazim of Las Vegas; one brother, Gary Hammers of Las Vegas; his grandparents, Frances Dalton of Water Valley, Sarah Hammers of Nashville, Tenn., and Violette Wilson of Las Vegas.
He was preceded in death by his father, Douglas Craig Hammers.
Visitation will be from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Waller Funeral Home.
To sign the online condolence registry, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.
Rose Rudolph
BYHALIA – Rose Marie Violette Rudolph, 72, died Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010, at Quince Nursing and Rehab in Memphis.
A funeral mass will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Iuka. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. until service time Thursday at Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
Ken Henson
IUKA – Ken Henson, 54, died Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka. Burial will be in Providence Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
Beatrice Wood
SALTILLO – Beatrice Bailey Wood, 89, died Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She retired from Day-Brite Manufacturing. She was a longtime member and Sunday school teacher at Euclatubba Baptist Church. She loved roses and gardening and she was an avid MSU basketball fan.
Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at Euclatubba Baptist Church with Bro. John Hearn and Scott Witcher officiating. Burial will be in Euclatubba Cemetery. Waters Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by one daughter, Martha Haygood (Billy) of Tupelo; two sons, Danny Bailey of Saltillo and Charles Timothy Wood (Debbie) of Saltillo; one brother, Billy Melson (Jenell) of Tupelo; eight grandchildren, Cecilia Willis, Kathy Keady, Chris Haygood, Dan Bailey, Lisa Greenwalt, Andy Bailey, Kelly Foreman and Matthew Woods; seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Cecil Bailey and Charles Woods; a son, Cecil Bailey Jr.; a daughter-in-law, Jon Bailey; a grandson, Wesley Wood; a brother, Chalmers Melson; and a sister, Charlene Smithey.
Pallbearers will be Matthew Woods, Chance Willis, Hayden Willis, Dan Bailey, Nathan Bailey, Daniel Bailey, James Melson and Paul Smithey.
The body will lie in state at the church two hours prior to service time today.
Tina Reemes
SLATE SPRINGS – Louise “Tina” Welch Reemes, 86, died Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Aug. 19, 1924, in Liberty. She was a homemaker and a member of Starnes Tabernacle in Webster County.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel in Calhoun City with the Rev. Dan Wright and the Rev. Charlie Fitts officiating. Burial will be in Turkey Creek Cemetery in Water Valley.
Survivors include one son, Edd Reemes (Shelia) of Water Valley; one granddaughter, Tara Sistrunk of Spokane, Wash.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Reemes.
Pallbearers will be Lynn Havens, Jeff Adams, Lonnie Gregg, Sonny Latham, Shelton Williams and John Brower.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time Thursday.
Online condolences may be made at www.pryorfuneralhome.com.
Mary Harris
ABERDEEN – Mary Charlotte Smith Harris, 72, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, in Wilmington, N.C. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.
Michael Wilemon
TUPELO – Michael David Wilemon, 45, died Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, in Tupelo. He will always be loved and missed.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Jacqueline “Jackie” Shepherd Wilemon; their two children, Michael Allen Wilemon and Sheila Anne Wilemon; a brother, Paul Garland Jr.; and a sister, Juanita McGraw.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold David and Barbara Jean Mabry Wilemon; and his stepfather, Paul Eugene Garland.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the account of Sheila Anne Wilemon and Michael Allen Wilemon at Renasant Bank in Tupelo.
John W. Thomas
CORINTH – John W. Thomas, 87, died Monday, Nov. 15, 2010.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Hight Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.
Edith Miller
BOONEVILLE – Edith Marie Miller, 91, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, at the Landmark Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Booneville.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Concord Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Woodrow Foster
CALHOUN CITY – Woodrow Wilson Foster, 71, died Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Mays Chapel M.B. Church. Burial will be in cane Creek cemetery at Vardaman. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of the arrangements.
Access the online guestbook at www.bellememorialfuneralhome.com.
Charles Shelby
ASHLAND – Charles Milton Shelby, 77, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home in Ripley.
Jewell Thompson
CORINTH – Jewell Lofton Thompson, 93, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, at the Country Cottage Assisted Living.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Redbone Methodist Church in Vicksburg. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorial contributions can be made to: Redbone Methodist Church, 43 Burnt House Road, Vicksburg, MS 39108; Crawford Street Methodist Church, 900 Crawford Street, Vicksburg, MS 39108; or First United Methodist Church, 901 North Fillmore Street, Corinth, MS 38834.
Online condolences can be left at www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.
Arlene McMinn-Shook
OXFORD – Arlene JoAnn McMinn-Shook, 74, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, at Lakewood South Funeral Home in Jackson. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of local arrangements.
Gerald Fowler
CORINTH – Gerald Wade Fowler, 62, died Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, at the Magnolia Regional Health center.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be left online at www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.
Allen Parchman
PLANTERSVILLE – Allen Parchman, 32, died suddenly Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, at his residence east of Plantersville.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors. Burial will be in the Unity Presbyterian Church Cemetery east of Plantersville.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel.
Lorene Maxwell
ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Lorene Maxwell, 81, died Saturday, Nov. 1113, 2010, at Highland Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. Born on Nov. 10, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Odessia and James Allen Hill. She was a graduate of the Union School System. She moved to South Bend, Ind., and began working at the University of Notre Dame, where she worked for more than 20 years before retiring. She enjoyed walking, exercising, keeping her body in shape and watching T.V.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at New Prospect M.B. Church with the Rev. Gloria McKinney officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Darden amp& Sons Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include four sons, Sylvester (Elois) Hill of Smithville, Lewis (Doris) Maxwell of Rochester, N.Y., Herbert Maxwell and Joseph Maxwell, both of South Bend, Ind.; three daughters, Lorene (Steve) Braylock of Florida, Melody (Archie) Roberts of Deltona, Fla., and Barbara (John) Maxwell of Okolona; two sisters, Essie Mae of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Barbara Ella (Basketball) Fuller of Tupelo; 18 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Leon Maxwell, and one sister, Arletha Marie Maxwell.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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