Obituaries November 28, 2010

By NEMS Daily Journal

Kathleen Roberts
ABBEVILLE – Kathleen amp”Kathyamp” Wiley Roberts, 88, retired owner of Kathy’s Place Restaurant, died Friday, Nov. 26, 2010, at her home in Abbeville.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Waller Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Randy Hope and the Rev. Randy Bain officiating. A graveside service will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery-Midtown in Memphis at 12:30 p.m. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
The family has requested that expressions of sympathy in Mrs. Roberts’ memory be made to First Baptist Church of Abbeville, 15 E. Long Street, Abbeville, MS 38601.
To sign our online condolence registry, please visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.
‘Candy’ McCrory
TREMONT – God carried Carmella Lynn “Candy” McCrory home Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, at her home after an extended illness. She was born Nov. 8, 1967, in Little Rock, Ark. to the late James Carroll and Lila Elaine Jackson Foster. She attended high school in Putnam City North in Oklahoma City, Okla. She attended the University of Oklahoma for 11 years, where she received her doctorate in pharmacology and a baccalaureate in music. Before becoming disabled, she was employed at Walgreens Pharmacy. She enjoyed motherhood, cross stitching and music. She was a member of the Christ the King Lutheran Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Doyce Britt officiating. Burial will be in Asbury Cemetery. Senter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 12. years, Robert McCrory Jr. “Robbie” of Tremont; one daughter, Ashley McCrory of the home; one brother, David Foster (Kim) of Kansas City, Mo.; her father-in-law, Robert McCrory Sr. of Tremont; her sister-in-law, Cindy Sartin; her brother-in-law, Jack McCrory; her nephew, Jesse Jetton; and her neice, Chassidy Jetton, all of Tremont.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her mother-in-law, Cathy McCrory.
Pallbearers will be Jack McCrory, Mike Gunter, Bill Kelly, Cindy Sartin, Chassidy Jetton and Jesse Jetton.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and until service time Monday at the funeral home.
Mary Lou Overstreet
BRUCE – Mary Lou Overstreet, 87, died Nov. 26, 2010, at Bruce Community Living Center. She was born Jan. 1, 1923, in Chickasaw County. She was a homemaker and a member of Second Baptist Church in Kosciusko. She attended Bruce First Baptist Church while living in Bruce.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with the Rev. Wayne Gullett and the Rev. Johnny Parks officiating. Burial and graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday in Kosciusko City Cemetery in Kosciusko. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Grover Smith Vance and Clottie Howell Vance; her husband, William H. Overstreet; her daughter, Senthia Lovette Overstreet; her sons, Jerry and Donnie Overstreet; and her brothers, Leelon, Elon, J.T., Jimmy Lee, Clifton and G.W. Vance.
Pallbearers will be Bob Heath, Paul Heath, Ray Vance, Scott Vance and Jimmy Webb.
Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at ParkerMemorialFuneralHomes.com.
John Turman
NETTLETON – John Raymond Turman, 85, died Friday, Nov. 26, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. He was born Jan. 16, 1925, in Lamar County, Ala. to John Fletcher and Nima Agnes Cunningham Turman. He was a native of Lamar County, Ala. but had resided in Lee County for the past sixty years. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the European Theater during World War II with three battle stars. He was a retired fabric cutter and a carpenter. He enjoyed woodworking and gardening, and he was a member and former deacon of Liberty Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Nettleton with the Rev. Joe Herndon officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Nettleton is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Florine Edwards Turman of Nettleton; one daughter, Linda Sherrill of Shannon; one stepdaughter, Kathryn Caldwell of Columbus; one stepson, Ben Payne (Lynda) of Olive Branch; one sister-in-law, Martha Turman of Birmingham; two sisters, Lou Pennington of Vernon, Ala. and Sue Brown (Hal) of Sulligent, Ala.; 11 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Evelyn “Mae” Johnson Turman; one brother, Joe Max Turman; one brother-in-law, Mutt Pennington; one stepdaughter, Joann Perkins; and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Sloan Sparrenberger, Chad Payne, Dalton Cook, John Russ, Derwood Henderson and Sean Richmond.
Honorary pallbearers will be Allen Benton and Nathan Sherrill
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and will continue from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry online at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
Charles Walters
NEW ALBANY – Charles amp”Charlieamp” H. Walters Jr., 75, died Nov. 26, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Dec. 17, 1934, in Canada to Charles H. Walters Sr. and Mildred Layson Walters. He was a retired employee of William H. Block Co. and Kohls Department Stores. He was a graduate of Indiana University. He was an active supporter of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Indianapolis Museum of Art and the President of General Charities, Inc.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Philadelphia Baptist Church with the Rev. Bobby Erwin officiating. Burial will be in Philadelphia Cemetery. United Funeral Service of New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife Demetria Ann Walters of New Albany; two sons David M. amp”Skipamp” Walters (Shelly) of Indianapolis, Ind. and Charles R. amp”Rickamp” Walters of California; and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Deanna White and her loving and caring staff.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tuesday at Philadelphia Baptist Church.
For online condolences, visit unitedfuneralservice.com.
Rickie York Jr.
AMORY – Rickie Lynn York Jr., 34, died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center. Born Sept. 26, 1976, in Winona, he was a son of Rickie Lynn York Sr. and Lisa Faye Coleman Hall. Rickie had a big heart and would help anyone who needed assistance. Living in Amory most of his life, he attended Amory High School. He worked as a frame builder with Townhouse Furniture in Smithville. He enjoyed sports, especially football, and was looking forward to kickboxing with his brother at Reeves Kickboxing. He was of the Baptist faith.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory with Pastor Stanley Blaylock officiating. Burial will follow in Haughton Memorial Park. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Janice York of Amory; daughters, Breeanna Langford of Caledonia and Laken York of Aberdeen; son, Brandon York of Aberdeen; stepdaughters, Candi Forman of Lucedale and Kelly Keller of Smithville; sister, Latasha Currents of Montpelier, Ohio; and half-sister, Sandy York of Houston; brothers, Travis York of Smithville, Christopher York of Montpelier, Ohio; and half-brother, Patrick York of Houston; step grandchildren, Precious Foster, Cameron Foster, Angel Howell and Corey and David Keller; stepfather, Frank Hall of Hatley; grandparents, Ravis York of Okolona and Travis Coleman of Hazelhurst; several nieces and nephews; and special friend, Charlie Gray.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be Charlie Gray, Adam and Cody Cogsdale, James Smith, David Chilcoe and John Lockhart.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time Monday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to a charity of choice.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Lula Tanner
GOLDEN – Lula Elizabeth Tanner, 103, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, at her home. She was born Nov. 17, 1907, in Tishomingo County to Jim and Lucy Jane Newell Pharr. She was a homemaker and was a member of Chapel Hill Church of God of Prophecy.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Billy West, Bro. W.E. Johnson and Bro. Jeremy Lincoln officiating. Burial will be in Old Bethel Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her daughter, Charlene Whittington of Belmont; one granddaughter, Charlotte Lincoln of Birmingham; three great-grandchildren, Jeremy Lincoln (Leticia) of Fulton, Heather Bukovac (Bernard) and Nicole Williams (Terrence), all of Los Angeles, Calif.; two great-great-grandchildren, Jeremy Josiah Lincoln and Abigail Hannah Lincoln; two brothers, Samuel Pharr of Cleveland, Tenn. and Ezekiel Pharr of Chester, Va.; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rufus Monroe Tanner; her parents; two sisters; and two brothers.
Pallbearers will be Mike Montgomery, Travis Wigginton, Clyne Pounders, Alan Rouse, Phillip Pharr and Malcolm Pharr.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Monday at the funeral home.
Roy Miller
RIENZI – Roy Lee Miller, 97, died Friday, Nov. 26, 2010, at his home. He was born March 8, 1913. He graduated in 1935 from Alcorn Agricultural High School in Kossuth, and he received his masters degree from Mississippi State. He was principal at Crum School for two years, Union School for 13 years, Bell School for nine years and Glendale Elementary School for six years, all in Alcorn County. He was also principal of Chalybeate Elementary School in Tippah County. He was a Mason and belonged to Corinth Lodge #116. He won the Alcorn County Elemetary School basketball tournament with the boys and girls teams at Bell Elementary School. Bell Elementary School boys team was the undefeated county championship team in 1953. He was a member of Union Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Bro. Raybon Richardson, Bro. Ray Newcomb and Bro. G.W. Childs officiating. Burial will be in Union Baptist Church Cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Michael D. “Hoss” Miller and wife, Melissa of Rienzi; three grandchildren, Amy Griggs and husband, Brandon of Savannah, Tenn, Richard Palmer of Rienzi and Amber Palmer of Rienzi; two great-grandchildren, Eric Michael Palmer of Rienzi and Brooklyn Callie Griggs of Savannah, Tenn.; one sister-in-law, Gladys McCord of Rienzi; a special niece, Jean Carroll of Corinth; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Martha Vernal Taylor Miller; his father, Luther Zeb Miller; his mother, Elizia Jane Bass Miller; his brother, Victor “Bud” Miller; his sister, Lola Miller Rencher; his father-in-law, H.C. Taylor; his mother-in-law, Martha Elizabeth Maricle; his brothers-in-law, Clifton Taylor, Earl Taylor, Henry McCord, Dalton Rencher, Clyde Tucker, Elmer Green, Tom Green and Chester Seago; and his sisters-in-law, Ruby Elliot, Gladys Taylor, Evelyn Taylor, Mae Tucker, Nellie Green, Laura Green and Edith Seago.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Leonard, G.W. Childs, Billy Curtis, Bobby Lothenor, Junior Mitchell and Ray Newcomb.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Men’s Adult Sunday School Class at Union Baptist Church.
Please leave condolences at www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.
Bill Walker
FULTON – RC ” Bill ” Walker, 84, died Friday, Nov. 26, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born April 19, 1926, to Benjamin Otis and Annie Wood Walker. He was the produce manager at Walker’s Big Star for many years. He was comical and enjoyed conversation and meeting people. He will be remembered as one of the best story tellers in Itawamba County. He loved his dog, Hogan. He was a Methodist in belief.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with the Rev. Phillip Box officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. McNeece-Morris Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Cleta Mae Walker; one daughter, Deborah Walker of Springhill, Tenn.; three brothers, Roy Murl Walker of Clearwater, Fla., Wayne Walker of Fulton and Earl Walker of Tupelo; one sister, Faye Gray of Fulton; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two infant daughters, Diane and Gena; two sisters, Stella Johnson and Jean Guntharp; and his parents.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Walker, Charles Moore, Hilman Gray, Don Spradling, James Moore, Stephen Moore, Benji Gray and Brock Dulaney.
Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
Sibyl Owens
BOONEVILLE – Sibyl Owens, 91, of Booneville, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, at Chriswood Assisted Living Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home.
Nadine Duncan
NEW ALBANY – Nadine T. Duncan, 91, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service of New Albany
James Sanderson
SMITHVILLE – James L. “Tractor” Sanderson, 64, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Born Aug. 17, 1946, in Amory, he was a son of Largus O’Connor and Alice Ruth Ashcraft Sanderson. He was a graduate of Hatley High School. After graduation, he served in the Army National Guard for eight years. For nearly 35 years, He worked as a carman for BNSF, formerly Frisco Railroad. He was a member of New Bethel United Methodist Church. A very caring and stern man, God and his family were most important to him. Mr. Sanderson enjoyed listening to Country music, cooking in his shop, watching television, camping, fishing, traveling and just going for a ride in his truck.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Smithville with Bro. Charles Coggin officiating. Burial will follow in Keyes Cemetery. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Barbara Davis Sanderson of Smithville; sons, Michael (Melinda) Sanderson of Smithville, Mitch (Anita) Brown of Brewer and Matt Brown of Smithville; sisters, Faye (Bennie) Anderson of Woodland and Betty Hathcock of Hatley; grandchildren, Brock Brown, Jessica Kimbrell, Nicholas, Turner and Savana Sanderson, Kristin (Duwaine) Brown and Dustin Jacobs; great-grandchildren, Emily and Colie Kimbrell and Dalton Brown; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a stepson, Mark Brown; and a brother, Bobby Sanderson.
Pallbearers will be his sons and grandsons.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home in Smithville.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Doc Gullett
BOONEVILLE – Charles Wesley “Doc” Gullett, 73, died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Nov. 8, 1937, in Booneville. He was a coach and a teacher. He was a member of Carolina United Methodist Church, and he was an avid Ole Miss football fan. He was member of the Army National Guard. His unit was activated during the Ole Miss integration crisis in 1962 and again during Operation Desert Storm. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and his bird dogs.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. today at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Kerry Powell officiating. Mickey Wood will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Lourine Counce Gullett; three daughters, Nora Crump (Kevin), Kathy Edge (Regina Hopkins), both of Booneville and Gracie King (Jason) of Saucier; seven grandchildren, Haley Aycock (Justin), Bryson Edge, both of Booneville, Brandon King, Trevor King, Madison King, Sarah Grace King, all of Saucier and Lauren Grace Roseberry (Terry) of Corinth; a great-grandson, Levi “Willie Lee” Roseberry; his mother-in-law, Grace Counce of Booneville; and a sister-in-law, Nita Hayes.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy Dean Gullett and Zula Hazel Gilley Gullett.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Carolina United Methodist Church Building Fund, 2001 Ninth Street, Booneville, MS 38829.