Obituaries November 2, 2010

Virginia Jaynes
ABERDEEN – Virginia Parker Jaynes, 85, died Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Dec. 19, 1924, in Baird in Sunflower County to Samuel Tobias Parker and Nora Miller Parker. She had resided in Aberdeen for the past 57 years. She was a homemaker and secretary for Continental Engineering. She was a member of Aberdeen First Presbyterian Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Aberdeen First Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Oddfellows Rest Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Beloved wife, mother and grandmother of: Sam Jaynes Sr. of Aberdeen, Sue Ellen Green of Pontotoc, Rebecca Lynn Nasif and husband, Douglas, of Port Gibson, Sam Jaynes Jr. and wife, Valerie, of Amory, Thomas E. Green, Gabriel A. Nasif, Nathan P. Nasif, Ryan P. Nasif and Matthew C. Jaynes.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one infant son; and one grandchild, Robin E. Nasif.
Pallbearers will be Thomas Green, Gabriel Nasif, Matthew Jaynes, James Ware, Robert Tucker and Gene White.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Aberdeen or to the charity of your choice.
An online guest registry and condolences may be accessed at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
Gary Pope
HICKORY FLAT – Gary Dan Pope, 55, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany. He was born April 8, 1955, in Alabama to L.E. Pope and Lula Virginia Taylor. He was a truck driver for Massengill until becoming disabled.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Serenity Funeral Home Chapel in New Albany. Bro. Jason Howell will officiate. Burial will be in Pisquagh Cemetery at Hickory Flat.
Survivors include his father, L.E. Pope of Hickory Flat; his siblings, Mike (Corrine) Pope of Blue Mountain, James Pope, Brenda Gail (Bobby) Knighton and Sandra (Tim) Holmes, all of Hickory Flat, Mary Jane Shoffner of Victoria and Shirley Hayes of Oxford; a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother and a brother, William Thomas Pope.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Maralyn Parks
SALTILLO – Maralyn Kay Parks, 65 died Friday, Oct. 29, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born in Marion, Ohio, on Dec. 2, 1944, to Harry W. and Ella L. Barr Delauder. She married Harold Parks in Saltillo. She was a graduate of Marion Harding High School and a member of the Magnolia Travelers Chapter of the Good Sam Camping Club in Mississippi. A loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, her life as a homemaker was all about family, including her three dogs, Mindy, Gidget and Buffy.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Hughes-Allen Funeral Home in Marion, Ohio. Burial will follow in the Grand Prairie Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Harold Parks; a son, Robert A. Parks of Booneville; a daughter, Cathy S. (David) Hunter of Meeker, Ohio; two brothers, Donald D. (Judy) Delauder of Morral, Ohio, and David A. (Barbara) Delauder of Marion, Ohio; two sisters, Barbara Jean Cochran of Marengo, Ohio, and Virginia Ann (Les) Korodi of South Carolina; five grandchildren, Nicole Hunter, Kristina Vermillion, Shawn Hunter, Robert Parks and Ashley Parks; and four great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent directly to her family by logging into www.hughesallen.com and opening her obituary.
Mamie Pearson
HOULKA – Mamie Lee “Kat” Pearson, 86, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, at her residence in Houlka. She was the daughter of the late John Quincy Bean and Tilda Mosley. She was a member of Macedonia M.B. Church in Houlka, where she was church secretary and a former choir member. She loved cooking and baby sitting.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Macedonia M.B. Church. Rev David Pulliam will officiate and Rev. Arthur Lee Pearson will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Houston. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Willie A. Pearson of Houlka; four daughters, Mamie Atkinson, Mary Pearson, Flora Pearson and Janice Pearson, all of Houlka; six sons, Willie B. (Evelyn) Pearson of Pontotoc, L.T. Pearson of Indianapolis, Ind., Willie Bob (Reenovera) Pearson, Clinton (Linda) Pearson and Jessie Lee (Romona) Pearson, all of Houlka; one brother, Dutch Bean of Dayton, Ohio; one sister-in-law, Lorene Below of Houlka; one brother-in-law, Joe Lee (Vonda) Pearson of West Memphis, Ark.; 21 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from noon to 6 p.m. today with family present from 6 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.kennethrobersonfuneralhome.com.
Lala Yancy
BRUCE – Lala Grace Edwards Yancy, 103, died Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010, at the Calhoun City Hospital in Calhoun City. She was born Nov. 17, 1906, in Sarepta. She lived in the Pleasant Ridge community, She was a homemaker and a substitute teacher. She was a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church and a Sunday School teacher.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce. Bro. Jr. Ritchie, Bro. Steve Holiday and Bro. Danny Spratlin will officiate. Burial will be in Sarepta Cemetery at Bruce.
Survivors include one daughter, Brenda Ruth Yancy Winter of Bruce; one grandchild, Beverly Jan Easley and husband, Mike, of Cleveland; two great-grandchildren, John Yancy Easley and wife, Marianna, of Ruston, La., and Patrick Ward Easley and wife, Jill, of Madison; three great-great-grandchildren, Taylor Grace Easley, Lexie Kate Easley and Luke Middleton Easley.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elzey R. Yancy, in 1972; her parents, Fletcher Edwards and Emma Yancy Edwards; and four sisters, Elsie A. Freeman, Myrtle Fraizell, Icie Howell and Thula Tindle.
Pallbearers will be James Howard Easley, James C. Hardin, Horace Hardy, Dreher Harris, Rob Henry and Allen Tindle.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.parkermemorialfuneralhome.com.
Mattie Harris
BLUE SPRINGS – Mattie Harris, 52, died Friday, Oct. 29, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones amp& Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo.
Adine Mitchell
AMORY – Emma Adine “Ms. Emma” “Deanna” Mitchell, 73, died on Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010, at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Born on March 30, 1937, in Lamar County, Ala., she was a daughter of the late Marlin and Millie Rae Carrouth Flynn. Mrs. Mitchell lived in Lamar County and attended Sulligent schools before moving to Kenosha, Wis., at age 16. She worked at Warwix and Anchor Hocking Glass in Zion and Waukegan, Ill. In 1971, she moved to Amory. Known as a hard-working and sweet lady, she made friends easily. A widow since 1980, she was a devoted mother who was very proud of her children and grandchildren. She was a member of First Baptist Church at Gattman. She enjoyed traveling and loved to go riding in her car. She loved the Smoky Mountains and often wanted to live there, and she enjoyed visiting Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory with Bro. Jackie Pate and Rev. Harvey Mitchell officiating. Burial will follow in Wofford Cemetery.
She is survived by a daughter, Cynthia (Dewayne) Basham of Hatley; sons, Joe (Janet) Mitchell of Gattman and Larry (Renee) Mitchell of Amory; sister, Ann (Dave) Anthony of Galesville, Wis.; half brother, Gene Flynn of Birmingham, Ala.; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Humphries and Katie Mitchell, both of Cleveland, Tenn., and Gertha Davis of Red Bay, Ala.; brothers-in-law, Johnny Davis of Red Bay and Rev. Harvey Mitchell of Cleveland, Tenn.; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; nine nieces and eight nephews; and special friends, Joy and Bob Sweeney, Amory.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Mitchell, in 1980; sister-in-law, Raynell Flynn; brother, Billy Russell Flynn; brother-in-law, Charles Humphries; granddaughter, Brandie Maschell Basham; and niece, Barbara Brown.
Pallbearers will be David and Jonathan Basham, Danny Allred, Joey and Patrick McDonald and Jeff McAfee. Honorary pallbearers will be Dewayne Basham, Lonnie Green, Danny Scott, Bobby Price and Travis Mitchell.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Mary A. Pigford
OXFORD, Ala. – Mary A. Pigford, 95, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, at the Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center in Anniston, Ala. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service in New Albany. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church in New Albany.
Mattie Lou Jones
WEST POINT – Mattie Lou Jones, 63, died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010, in Starkville.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel in West Point. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Tennyson Royston
HOLLY SPRINGS – Tennyson Lenell Royston, 80, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Royston Chapel CME Church in Holly Springs. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. today with the family present from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from noon to 12:55 p.m. Wednesday.
Johnnie Monts
OLIVE BRANCH – Johnnie Adam Monts, 77, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. He was born April 4, 1933, in Lee County to Joshua Adam Monts and Vivian Pickering Monts. He was a member of Desoto Hills Baptist Church in Southhaven and an accountant. He was a veteran of the Korean War.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Dobbs Monts of Olive Branch; one daughter, Michelle Monts Taylor of Olive Branch; one son, Jeffrey Alan Monts of Hickory, N.C.; three grandsons and two great-grandchildren.
For online condolences, visit www.memorialfuneralhomehouston.com
Mildred Shurlds
MABEN – Mildred Freeman Shurlds died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born Aug. 11, 1923, to J.P. “Pete” Freeman and Ruby Harpole Freeman. Mrs. Shurlds was a longtime teacher in the public schools of Mississippi. She was a graduate of Mississippi State University with certification in social studies, English and communications.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Maben United Methodist Church. The Rev. Scarlet Shepperd, the Rev. Harpole McMullin and the Rev. Rank Boyte will officiate. Burial will be in Maben Memorial Gardens. Welch Funeral Home of Maben is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Maury; four children, Maury Shurlds Jr. (Mary Jane) of Richmond, Va., Marcia Shurlds McGlohn (Robert) of Birmingham, Ala., Henry W. Shurlds III (Ginny) of Slidell, La., and Dudley F. Shurlds (Donna) of Maben; nine grandchildren, Jackson and Mary Kathryn, Emily and Robyn, Walker and Abbey, and Elizabeth, Henry and Richard.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Maben United Methodist Church, 3999 Webster Street, Maben, MS 39750.
To sign the guest register, visit www.welchfuneralhomesinc.com.
Nellie Foster
PLANTERSVILLE – Nellie Foster, 96, died Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones amp& Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo.
Bobby W. West
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Bobby W. West, 70, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, in Kansas City, Mo. He was born in Caledonia. He was a member of Lee’s Summit United Methodist Church and S.A.R. He retired as a chemist from Thomas J. Lipton.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Mt. Moriah and Freeman Funeral Home in Kansas City, Mo.
He is survived by his wife, Jane Wilson West of the home; a son, William W. West and wife, Angela, of Denham Springs, La.; a daughter, Sarah E. Effland and husband, Greg; a sister, Lillian Cantrell and husband, Lois, of Hamilton; three grandchildren, Hannah and Madison Effland, and Conneach Westl two stepgrandchildren, Kyle and Megan Maricle.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Lee’s Summit United Methodist Church, 114 S.E. Douglas St., Lee’s Summit, MO 64063.
Condolences may be made at www.mtmoriah-freeman.com.
Shelby Jean Seals
TUPELO – Shelby Jean Seals, 68, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, at the Green Houses of Traceway after a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.
Elizabeth Alexander
WEST POINT – Elizabeth Kaye Alexander, 61, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, at her home in West Point. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Calvert Funeral Home of West Point.
Peggy McFalls
GLEN – Peggy Dean Cooksey McFalls, 70, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Burial will be in Corinth National Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions can be made to The American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311 or Foundation of Spinal Cord Injury, FSCIPCC, 13246 Golden Circle, Fenton, MI 48430
Visit www.magnoliafuneralhome.net to leave online condolences.

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