Obituaries November 2, 2011

By NEMS Daily Journal

Roy Sparks
BOONEVILLE – Roy Shelton Sparks, 38, died Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, at his home. He was born Sept. 30, 1973, to R.C. Sparks and Anita Counce. He was a member of East Marietta Baptist Church and he was a disabled fireman.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Chuck Hampton and Bro. Ray Hall officiating. Burial will be in the Siloam Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Tamee Sparks; one son, Jacab Wilson Sparks of the home; one sister, Michele (Lanny) Sparks Braudway of Blackland; two brothers, Reed (Barbara) Sparks of Booneville and Wesley (Jolaine) Hammonds of Atoka, Tenn.; his mother, Anita Hayes of Booneville; his mother-in-law, Angela K. Lyle of Huntsville, Ala.; one brother-in-law, David Wilson of Tupelo.
He was preceded in death by his father, R.C. Sparks.
Visitation will continue until service time today.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

Leslie McKee
WEST POINT – Carl Leslie McKee, 84, died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center-West Point. He was born Dec. 1, 1926, in West Point, to Edna Edwards and Robert McKee. He was retired from General Motors, working in finance with GMAC for 40 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church in West Point. Mr. McKee was also a member of the West Point Lions Club, past president of Memphis Rose Club, member of Dixie Rose Club and the Memphis Geological Society. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army, serving during World War II. He was married Nellie Proctor McKee, who preceded him in death on May 29, 2003.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dale Funderburg officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in West Point. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Susan McKee Skinner (Kevin) and Pamela Gene Taylor, all of Memphis; one son, David Allen of Gulfport; two stepdaughters, Evelyn Cameron of Birmingham and Claire Garrett of Heflin, La.; four grandchildren, Heather Skinner, Patricia Skinner, Austin Skinner and Sidney Taylor; four stepgrandchildren, Leslie Cox, Angela Williams, Michael Garrett and Jennifer Wood.
He was preceded in death by his wife; his daughter, Barbara Allen; and his brother, Kelly McKee.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Edwards, Billy Joe Ayres, Cliff Stafford, Dale Stafford, Michael Cox, Duke Lippincott, Mike Garrett and Michael Garrett.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Ganss, Pat Hudspeth, Joe Pollard, and members of the MSU “M” Club.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 794, West Point, MS 39773.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Calvert Funeral Home.
Friends may leave a Memory Message at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.

Michael Dabbs
FULTON – Michael Dabbs died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, at Sanctuary Hospice House. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones and Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo.

Donna Kuykendall
BOONEVILLE – Donnie K. “Donna” Kuykendall, 58, died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Booneville Funeral Home.
Mattie Stanley-Wilbanks
WALNUT – Mattie Evelyn Stanley-Wilbanks, 80, died Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, at Tippah County Hospital in Ripley.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Camp Ground United Methodist Church at Walnut. Burial will be in the Camp Ground Cemetery. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 7 to 8 a.m. today at the funeral home and from 9 a.m. to service time today at the church.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.

Michael Irons
CORINTH – Michael Irons, 49, died Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel in Corinth.

Dr. Frank Wiebe
TUPELO – Dr. Frank Adams Wiebe, 71, died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a sudden illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.

Johnny Pannell
BELDEN – Johnny Matthew Pannell, 89, died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

Harold Burrow
WALNUT – Harold Loyd Burrow, 70, died Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Corinthian Funeral Home of Corinth.

Hellon Rainer
RIPLEY – Hellon Rainer, 83, died Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, at her home in Ripley. She was born Jan. 24, 1928, in the Ruckersville/Falkner area to Annie Pearl Storey. She was a homemaker, a retired sharecropper and head cook at the Chalybeate Head Start. She was a member of the Ruckersville Chapter of the Heroines of Jericho and a dependable source of who’s who in Tippah County. She was a member of Bethlehem M.B. Church until her marriage to Charlie Rainer on March 10, 1946. She then moved her membership to Rock Hill M.B. Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Foster and Son Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Pastor Alphonso Adkins Sr. officiating. Burial will be in Rockhill M.B. Church Cemetery at Tiplersville.
Survivors include three sons, Charlie James (Kathleen) Rainer of Roseville, Mich., Willie Lee (Sarah) Rainer of Grand Blanc, Mich., and Kenneth Joe (Carla) Rainer of Tiplersville; four daughters, Earline Rainer-Jeanes of Prince George, Va., Abgail (Robert Dale) Reaves of Tiplersville, Bobbie Nell (Curtis) Prather of Ripley and Shelia Denise (Anthony) Crum of Ripley; 27 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild.
Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with a family hour from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service time Friday.

Mary Waycaster
ABERDEEN – Mary Evelyn “Bo” Tate Waycaster, 67, died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, at her residence in Aberdeen. She was born Feb. 4, 1944, to Sadie Miller Tate and Rufus David Tate in Aberdeen. A lifelong resident of Aberdeen, she was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. She worked as a seamstress at Seminole and TIL Garment.
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Oddfellows Rest Cemetery with the Rev. Mark Thornton and Rev. Earl officiating. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen will be in charge of the service.
Survivors include one daughter, Angela Waycaster of Aberdeen; one son, Mark Waycaster of Aberdeen; four sisters, Joyce Robertson and husband, James, and Dimple Tucker, all of Aberdeen, Ruth Owings of Greenville, and Chris Porter and husband, Latney, of Alamo, Tenn.; three brothers, Jesse Tate and wife, Jackie, of Aberdeen, and James Roy Tate and wife, Bonnie, and Robert Tate and wife, Debbie, all of Amory; one grandson, Mark “Jay” Waycaster; many nieces and nephews; and her caregiver, Ruth Morris.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles Clayton Waycaster; one sister, Frances Burroughs; and one brother, David Tate.
Pallbearers will be Joe Robertson, Sonny Clay, Jeremy Herndon, Bart Oliver, J.W. Benson and Louis Burroughs.
Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of Friendship Baptist Church.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time Thursday at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.
Sign the register and send condolences online at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Debbie Glithero
BALDWYN – Debra Grace “Debbie” Glithero, 55, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at her home. She was born Sept. 27, 1956, in Tuscola, Ill., to Byrl and Norma Glithero. She lived most of her life in Zion, Ill., and worked for Abbott Pharmaceutical Laboratories for 26 years. She enjoyed sun tanning and took great pride in keeping her house spotless. She loved her family.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. today at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jimmy Henry officiating.
Survivors include one daughter, Tricia Wellman of Waukegan, Ill.; three sisters, Karen (Bill) Zickert of Pittsville, Wis., Carolyn (Dan) Reed of Beach Park, Ill., and Patricia (Tommy) Hansen of Beach Park, Ill.; six brothers, Stephen (Sherry) Glithero of Chrisman, Ill., James (Linda) Glithero of Waukegan, Ill., Gordon Glithero of Winthrop Harbor, Ill., Craig (Gail) Glithero of Kingman, Ariz.,, Gary Glithero of Waukegan, Ill., and Byrl Glithero of Waukegan, Ill.; one brother-in-law, Jerry Jones of Guntown; four grandchildren, Isaiah Wellman, Matthew Wellman, Isaac Wellman and Olivia Wellman; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son-in-law James Wellman; three sisters, Marilyn Jones, Joan Behinger and Becky Glithero; and one brother Larry Glithero.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.leememorialonline.com.

Bill White
BOONEVILLE – Willie B. “Bill” White, 95, died Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, at the V.A. Hospital in Jackson. He was born Feb. 8, 1916, to Hosie and Annie Catherine Moore White. He was a member of Booneville First United Methodist Church, and a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He was a 32nd Degree Mason, a Shriner, former post commander of the local American Legion, and a Silver Beaver with the Boy Scouts. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service as an assistant post master. He was a cattle farmer, and a former teacher at Burton and Osborn schools.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Booneville First United Methodist Church with Bro. Bobby Hankins officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home of Booneville is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by one daughter, Judith W. Overall of Booneville; one son, Bill (Paula) White of Madison; five grandchildren, Jeri (Jason) Potts of Booneville, Will White, Sarah Grace White, Rob White and Mary Madeline White, all of Madison.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Helen F. White; two sisters, Ouida Gaddis and Dean Presley; and one brother, Hollis White.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home, and from 10 a.m. until service time Thursday at the church.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church or Yocona Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.