Obituaries November 3, 2010

By NEMS Daily Journal

Bill Minor
HOLLY SPRINGS – William “Bill” Minor, 68, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2010. He was born Oct. 16, 1942, in HIckory Flat to William Eugene Minor and Earline Hutchens Minor. He was a member of Potts Camp Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Eddie Lee Smith Multi-Purpose Building. Bro. Chuck Fowler and Bro. Joe Epting will officiate. Burial will be at Potts Camp Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two brothers, Ray Minor of Waterford and Glen Bounds of Southaven; five nephews, Danny Minor (Canna), David Minor (Sharon), Darron Minor, Anthony Bounds and Thomas Bounds (Corie).
Pallbearers will be David Reid, James Peedler, Bob Carrington, Greg Taylor, Flick Ash, Kenny Dickerson, Mitchell Gurley and Steve Gresham.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the Eddie Lee Smith Multi-Purpose Building.
To access the online guestbook, visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Lural Moore
IUKA – Lural Carisle Moore, 81, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, at the Tishomingo Manor Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at New Beginnings Church in Iuka.
Kaye Alexander
WEST POINT – Elizabeth Kaye Alexander, 60, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, at her residence in West Point. She was born Dec. 21, 1949, in Amory to Bertie Lou Tate Shields and Elizie Byrd Shields. Ms. Alexander was a loan officer and secretary for Renasant Bank, where she began working in 1978. She was a member of First Baptist Church of West Point.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dale Funderberg officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Garden Cemetery at West Point. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Mandy Sala (Ben) of Columbus; one son, Robbie Prestridge (Jackie) of Columbus; four grandchildren, Samantha Sala, Mallory Sala, Michelle Palokas and Christy Kimbrell; three great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Howard, Brady Kimbrell and Wright Palokas.
Pallbearers will be Joseph Sala, Christopher Alexander, Bobby Alexander, Jonathan Alexander, Tommy Henley and David Pettit.
Honorary pallbearers will be Clovis Pruett, Perry Green, Dr. Edmund A. Miller Jr. and her co-workers at Renasant Bank.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 794, West Point, MS 39773.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Calvert Funeral Home.
Friends may leave a Memory Message at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.
Rudy Fletcher
LAMAR – Rudy Don Fletcher, 61, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Slayden Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Slayden Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Slayden Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to the Aamp&E Hospice or Slayden Baptist Church.
To access the online guestbook, visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Jerry Watson
ACKERMAN – Jerry Watson, 60 died Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto in Southaven.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora. Burial will follow in the Providence Cemetery in Choctaw County.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Kenneth Gilmore
AMORY – Kenneth Roy “Nub” Gilmore, 58, died on Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, at West Point Community Living Center. Born on July 11, 1952, he was a son of the late Opal H. and Annie Pearl Brock Gilmore. He was a graduate of Amory High School, Class of 1971. He was a member of Bigbee Baptist Church and a former member of the U.S. Army National Guard. He had worked as a painter and a surveyor before working in the shipping and receiving department at Rose Hill. Living life to the fullest, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, watching westerns on television and spending time with his faithful companion, Reecie.
He is survived by his stepmother, Earline Gilmore of Amory; sisters, Linda Tidwell and Betty (Charles) Plunkett, both of Amory; brother, Kenny (Gena) Gilmore of Amory; several nieces and nephews; and special friend, Charlotte Ables of Red Bay.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory with Bro. Tommy Whaley officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Michael and Tony Plunkett, Bobby Cantrell, Greg Lindsey, Danny Stanford and Cecil Cantrell.
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.
George Futato
NEW ALBANY – George Allen Futato, 60, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Sept. 8, 1950, in New Brighton, Pa., to Anna Ruth Bintrim Futato and the late Joseph Eugene Futato. He was a retired sewing machine mechanic for Irwin B. Schwabe. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, motorcycles, tinkering with sport cars and watching football. He loved spending time with his grandchildren.
Graveside service will be 11 a.m. today at Vista Memorial Park in New Albany with Rev. Terry Rodgers and Rev. Bob Portis officiating. United Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Pam Futato of New Albany; his mother, Anna Ruth Futato of New Albany; one daughter, Angie Futato Everett (Joseph) of New Albany; two stepdaughters, Aimee Norris and Dawn Jarvis (Jonathan), all of New Albany; one brother, Eugene Futato of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; one son-in-law, Jeff Olson of New Albany; and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Tracy Jo Futato Olson, and his father.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time today at United Funeral Service.
Roosevelt Carrouthers Jr.
INDIANAPOLIS – Roosevelt Carrouthers Jr., 48, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, in Indianapolis, Ind. He was formerly of Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
Vivian Shumpert
ATLANTA – Vivian Shumpert died Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, at Henry Medical Center in Atlanta, Ga. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones amp& Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo.
Jim Norman
HOULKA – Jim Norman, 68, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, at his home in Houlka. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Houston Funeral Home.
Cora Shaffer
EUPORA – Cora Faye Shaffer, 86, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Eupora.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora. Burial will follow at Sapa Cemetery in Webster County.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Shelby Jean Seals
TUPELO – Shelby Jean Seals, 68, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, at The Laney Green House of Traceway after an extended illness. A native and lifelong resident of Tupelo, she was born Dec. 2, 1941, to William Shelby and Clytee Corinne Richards Tate. She graduated from Tupelo High School and then went to Mississippi State College for Women. She was retired from Farm Bureau after 25 years of service and had worked for the Tupelo Public Schools earlier. She enjoyed reading, cross stitching, listening to Southern gospel music, and most of all, spending time with her family and grandchildren. She was a member of First Baptist Church.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Rev. Chad Grayson and Rev. Ricky Young officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include her husband of 45 years, Ken Seals of Tupelo; one daughter, Diana Chambers (Michael) of Tupelo; two sons, Jeff Seals (Britt) of Birmingham, Ala., and Mike Seals (Jennifer) of Tupelo; one brother, Curtis Tate (Nellie) of Tupelo; 10 grandchildren, Hannah Green, Peyton Seals, Julianne Seals, Jessica Mathis, McKenzie Seals, Shelby Seals, Zack Seals, Joshua Chambers, Cody Chambers and Kenny Chambers.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Pallbearers will be Rod Counce, Malcolm Wesson, Danny Kennedy, Brent McBride, Randall Feather and Jack McFerrin.
Her Agape Sunday School Class will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Bobby Dixon Jr.
WEST POINT – Bobby Lee Dixon Jr., 43, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2010, in Aberdeen.
Services will be at noon Thursday at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Renee Shotts
ROSEVILLE, Mich. – Renee Marie Shotts, 43, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, in Michigan. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay.
Raymond Massengill
RIENZI – Raymond Massengill, 97, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, at his home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Burial with military honors will be at Sardis Cemetery at Rienzi.
Visitation will be from noon to service time today.
Memorials may be made to the Rienzi Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 134, Rienzi, MS 38865.
Visit www.magnoliafuneralhome.net to leave condolences.
Mickey Aldridge
STARKVILLE – Mickey Devon Aldridge, 55, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, at Northeast Mississippi Medical Center.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church in Starkville. Burial will be in Adaton Baptist Church Cemetery. Welch Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Starkville. A reception for family and friends will be at Adaton Baptist Church following the graveside service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the “Catch a Dream” Foundation or a charity of the donor’s choice.
To access the guest register, visit www.welchfuneralhomesinc.com.
Wayne Moreland
BOONEVILLE – Kenneth Wayne Moreland, 59, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born March 6, 1951, in Booneville. He worked as a fabric cutter in the clothing and furniture manufacturing industries. He was a member of Blythes Chapel Church. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. John Owens and Bro. Eddie Bedford officiating. Burial will be in Little Brown Cemetery.
He is survived by two sons, Anthony Moreland (Gypsy) and Chris Moreland (Ashley), all of Booneville; his mother, Agnes Vaughn Caviness Moreland; and five grandchildren, Dustin Moreland, Devin Moreland, Mallory Moreland, Kayla Moreland and Audrey Moreland.
He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Ray Mooreland; and a brother, Hayden Moreland.
Pallbearers are Dustin Moreland, Cory Edge, Jacob Dawson, Anthony Moreland, Roy Moreland and Kane Duncan.
Curtis Rogers
RIPLEY – Curtis Willard Rogers, 75, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, at his home in Ripley. He was born Aug. 1, 1935, in Alcorn County to William Clarence and Nellie Lee Settlemires Rogers. He was a retired logger and a Baptist.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Bro. Clyde Davis and Sis. Kathy Davis officiating. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery in Ripley.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Mae Ketchum Rogers of Ripley; three daughters, Lynn Wilkerson Swinford of Ashland, Denise Wilkerson King (Billy) of Hickory Flat and Brenda Doss of Walnut; two sons, Johnny Rogers of Ripley and Daniel Rogers of Florida; one brother, Durell Rogers (Wanda) of Walnut; three grandchildren, Christy and Wesley Mardis of Ashland, and Haley Rogers of Ripley; three great-grandchildren, Dilan and Jacob Matthews and Carlie Mardis; one daughter-in-law, Beverly Rogers of Ripley; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Helen Marie Rogers; and one brother, William Eugene Rogers.
Pallbearers will be Wesley Mardis, Curtis Alberson, Aaron Rogers, Joe Childs, Joe Rogers and Josh Rogers.
Honorary pallbearers will be Daniel Williams and Danny Lee Williams.
Visitation will be from 7 a.m. to service time today at the funeral home.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.
Mary Pigford
NEW ALBANY – Mary Alice Irby Pigford, 95, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, at Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center in Anniston, Ala. She was born May 18, 1915, to Eddie James Irby and Mary Elizabeth Messer Irby in Union County. She was a retired bookkeeper/secretary for Hall amp& Neely Lumber Company and had been a cashier for the county food stamp program. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of New Albany and active in her Sunday School class. She loved crafts, needle work, family history and helping out with elementary school reading classes.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the First United Methodist Church in New Albany with Rev. Barry Male officiating. Burial will be in the New Albany City Cemetery. United Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Mary Ella Smith (Garrett) of Oxford, Ala.; four grandchildren, Christopher Smith (Shannon) of LaGrange, Ga., Garrett Clay Smith Jr. (Tracy) of Oxford, Ala., Rosemary Ashley (John) of Oxford, Ala., and Catherine Walker (Bill) of Mobile, Ala.; six great-grandchildren, Megan, Morghan and Austin Smith of LaGrange, Ga., Ella Smith and Katelyn Ashley of Oxford, Ala., and Harper Walker of Mobile, Ala.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time today at the First United Methodist Church in New Albany.
For online condolences, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.
Richard King
OXFORD – Richard Bruce King, 51, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Coleman Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 8217, Jackson, MS 39284-8217 or American Lung Association of Mississippi, P.O. Box 2178, Ridgeland, MS 39158.
Ledarrius Walton
TUPELO – Ledarrius Walton, 20, died Friday, Oct. 29, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Fields Funeral Home of Okolona.
Marga Addington
AMORY – Marga L. Addington, 73, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Smithville. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time Saturday at the funeral home. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.eepicklefuneralhome.com.