Obituaries November 4, 2011

By NEMS Daily Journal

David Glover
HOLLY SPRINGS – David Franklin Glover, 94, died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, at Trinity Mission Health and Rehab in Holly Springs.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Hopewell No. 2 M.B. Church at Hudsonville. 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 at the funeral home with the family receiving visitors from 6 to 7 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at the church from 2 to 2:55 p.m. Saturday.
Jettie Daniel
ABERDEEN – Jettie Mae Daniel, 56, died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.
Guelda Gibson
SALEM, Ark. – Guelda Mae Estes Gibson, 94, died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. She was born on March 19, 1917, to Arlis Andrew and Mary Elvada Manry Estes. She was a lifelong resident of the Agnos community and a member of the Agnos Church of Christ. On Nov. 3, 1934, she married Hanly J. Gibson. They had five children.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Agnos Church of Christ with Jack Richardson and Ferrell Nicholson officiating. Burial will follow in the Agnos Cemetery. Cox-Blevins Funeral Home of Salem, Ark., is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by a daughter, Ginger Gibson of Ash Flat, Ark.; three sons, Waymon Gibson and wife, Dolline, of Tupelo, Don Gibson and wife, Billie, of Ash Flat, and Joey Gibson and wife, Donna, of Tupelo; a daughter-in-law, Joann Gibson-Sackett of Ash Flat; a sister, Helen Ashton of Rochester, Mich.; 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren; her caregiver, Pat Shilvock of Ash Flat; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hanley; a son, Charles Gibson; a granddaughter, Tammy Owens; a son-in-law, Junior Ross; her parents; and three brothers, Elno, Jack and Russell Estes.
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Agnos Church of Christ.
Duffie Martin Jr.
OXFORD – Duffie Martin Jr., 93, died Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, at the Yalobusha Nursing Home in Water Valley.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at North Hopewell M.B. Church at Taylor. Burial will be in Yocona Cemetery at Taylor. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.
Lee Fountain Jr.
HOUSTON – Lee Andrew Fountain Jr., 82, died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, in Houston.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethlehem Baptist Church at Houston. Burial will be in the Houston Cemetery. Montgomery Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
There will be no visitation.
Carl Winters
BOONEVILLE – Carl Bradford Winters, 66, died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at his home.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Thelma Brinkley
SHERIDAN, Wyo. – Thelma Jean Brinkley, 79, formerly of Tupelo, died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, at Westview Health Care Center. She was born on May 24, 1932, in Haleyville, Ala., to Precious Zuba Shaw Cagle and Benjamin Cagle. She was raised in Arizona and later graduated from college in 1972 at Poplar Bluff, Mo. She was a dorm mother and then a teacher for 12 years at the Tupelo Children’s Mansion. She loved growing roses, was an excellent seamstress, liked doing ceramics, needle point and enjoyed reading. Her number one love was God. She loved her family and her church. She was a member of the United Pentecostal Church.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Kane Funeral Home in Sheridan, Wyo., with Rev. Ken Burton and Rev. R.H. Robinson officiating. A reception will be held at United Pentecostal Church in Sheridan. Interment will be in the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery.
She is survived by her children, Truman (Margaret) Brinkley Jr. of Beaumont, Texas, Paula (Robert) Robinson of Sheridan, Wyo., and Melinda Hart of Indianapolis, Ind.; a family friend, Deneen Heckaman; her sister, Elma Leroux of Naylor, Mo.; eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, and eight brothers and sisters.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 on Sunday at Kane Funeral Home.
Memorials can be made to the Tupelo Children’s Mansion, P.O. Box 167, Tupelo, MS 38802.
Online condolences may be written at www.kanefuneral.com.
Catherine Newsom
HOLLY SPRINGS – Catherine V. Newsom, 89, died Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto in Southaven.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Providence M.B. Church in Holly Springs. Burial will be in Cottrell Memorial Garden in Holly Springs. 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 at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from 10 to 10:55 a.m. Saturday.
Plascelia James
ABERDEEN – Plascelia James, 85, died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen.
Dr. Bob Foster
TUPELO – Dr. Robert Thomas “Bob” Foster, 86, died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at his residence in Tupelo after an extended illness. He was born on April 11, 1925, in Haleyville, Ala., to Henry B. and Earline Howell Foster. He grew up in Haleyville, attended the public schools there and the University of Alabama. He received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer School of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. He was a U. S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps veteran, serving as a medic in World War II. On Aug. 28, 1947, he married Leatrice “Bea” Johnson Foster from Bear Creek, Ala. They made their home in Tupelo for the last 62 years. Dr. Foster was a respected and beloved chiropractor for over 50 years. A member of Calvary Baptist Church in Tupelo for over 50 years, he was active in the Fishers of Men Sunday School Class until his health failed. An avid golfer, he was a charter member of the Natchez Trace Golf Club and one of the regulars there. He was a longtime Master Mason affiliated with Tupelo Lodge 318 and a member of the Lion’s Club and the Mississippi Chiropractors Association. A patriotic American, he was a quiet moving force in his family, his church and his community. A loving father and grandfather, he was cherished by his extended family of neighbors, patients, golfing buddies and friends.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Dr. David Eldridge and the Rev. Bill Harrison officiating. Private burial will be in Lee Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time today at the Tupelo Chapel. Holland Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Bea Foster of Tupelo; his children, Joyce Foster Guntharp and husband, Charles, of Fulton, Sue Foster Baker and husband, Vandy, of Oxford, Debbie Foster Lively and husband, Mike, of Tupelo and Dr. Robert Lee Foster and wife, Leigh Ann, of Tupelo; seven grandchildren, Wendy Foster, Matt Foster, John Michael Foster, Missy Lyons, Jenny Erickson, Cris Baker and Sims Baker; four great-grandchildren, Caitlin Lyons, Kylee Foster, Madison Grace Lyons and Gracie Erickson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother and a sister; and a great-grandson, Jeffrey Taylor Ford.
Pallbearers will be Harold Richburg, Elmer Clark, Bob Cook, Ken Burnside, Stan Taylor, Aubrey Hayes, Harold White, Lewis Touchstone, Roy Acton, Thurston Davis, Gayle Kinsey and Fred Strange.
Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1008, Tupelo, MS 38802; or the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Fund, P.O. 801, Tupelo, MS 38802.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.
Larry Hunt
TUPELO – Larry Hunt died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones amp& Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo.
Michael Dabbs
FULTON – Michael D. Dabbs died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, at Sanctuary Hospice House. He was born Aug. 31, 1949, in Itawamba County to John L. and Erma Dabbs. He was a member of Friendship CME Church, where he served as chairman of the Steward Board, member of the Trustee Board and adult Sunday School teacher. He was a 1967 graduate of East High School in Fulton.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Second Baptist Church in Verona with Pastor Patrick Head officiating. Burial will be in Friendship CME Church Cemetery in Fulton. N.L. Jones amp& Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Geneva; daughter, Stefanie (Willie) Jones of Columbus; sons, Steven (Starlette) Dabbs of Birmingham and Stanley (Shangela) Dabbs of Fulton; four grandchildren, Chelsie, Jaylan, Genise and Madison; three sisters, Monzella Edwards and Lottie (Roosevelt) Blackmon, both of Fulton, Gwyneth (Willie) Blackmon of Hephzibah, Ga.; two brothers, Johnny Dabbs and Terry Dabbs, both of Fulton; many nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-laws and cousins.
The body will lie in state one hour prior to service time.
To sign the guestbook, visit nljonesandson.com.
Charles Westbrook
TUPELO – Charles Edward Westbrook died Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. He was born Feb. 23, 1937, to William and Neomia Westbrook in Tupelo. He was a member of Rising Star Baptist Church in Tupelo. During his younger years, he worked various jobs, always taking care of himself. He was the type of person who said what he meant and meant what he said.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at N.L. Jones amp& Son Funeral Directors Chapel in Tupelo with the Rev. Jack Shelton officiating. Burial will be in Centerhill Cemetery.
Survivors include his companion, Rosie Rogers; his daughter-in-law, Curley Price; two grandchildren, Shanda Maria Price and Eddie Ray Price Jr.; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, David Westbrook and Hubert Westbrook, both of Tupelo; two sisters, Ida Pearl Westbrook of Kansas City, Mo., and Pearlie M. Ryan of Tupelo; his best friends, Cecil Shumpert and Jessie Shell; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Eddie Ray Price; four brothers, George, Jim, Leon and Melvin Westbrook; and two sisters: Annie Laura Westbrook and Mary Kathrine Pierce.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the Eck amp& Georgia Shumpert Memorial Chapel at the N.L. Jones Funeral Home in Tupelo. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service time.
To sign the guestbook, visit nljonesandson.com.
James Osborne
TUPELO – James Henry Osborne, 50, died Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, at the Darlington Oaks Community Hospice in Verona. He was born Oct. 8, 1961, to Henry Osborne and Sallie Fields. He attended Okolona Public School. He was a former employee of Independent Furniture in Tupelo and a member of Black Oak M.B. Church in Okolona. He loved recording Christian music, reading his Bible and spending much time in prayer.
Services will be at noon Saturday at Second Baptist M.B. Church in Verona with Rev. Dr. John H. Anderson officiating. Burial will be in the Black Oak Cemetery in Okolona. Agnew amp& Sons Funeral Home of Verona is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his daughter, Karmyn Thompson of Okolona; his brother and caregiver, Eddie Osborne of Tupelo; a nephew, Jalen Osborne; aunts, Floyd Lee Weatherspoon of Tupelo, Annie Pulliam (Earvin) of Verona, Lillie Ray of Pontotoc, Rev. Ever Jean Burt (Ben Sr.) of Dekalb, Frances Eddie (Rev. Earlie) of Shannon, Betty Gates (James), Hazel Fields and Joanna Palmer, all of Shannon, Olivia Walker of Tupelo; uncles, John Osborne (Rev. Bobbie) and Walter Fields (Frances), both of Shannon, and Raymond Osborne (LeGerthia) of Brandon; a special friend, Jack Trice of Shannon.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his grandparents, Nellie Henry Osborne and Floyd Osborne, and Jacob Fields Sr. and Ira Bell Fields.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today with the family hour from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service.
Micheal Irons
CORINTH – Micheal Don Irons, 49, died Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, at Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Saulter Chapel CME Church. Burial will be in St. Rest Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from noon to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Christine McCoy
TUPELO – Christine Garrett McCoy died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. She was born July 17, 1972, in Quitman County to George and Bobbie Garrett. She joined Jassland M.B. Church in Jonestown at the age of 12. She later joined New Dimension Full Gospel Baptist Church, where she served as an usher. She moved to Tupelo with her family in 1985 and graduated from Tupelo High School in 1990. She attended Itawamba Community College and earned an associate of science degree as a surgical technician. She worked at the North Mississippi Medical Center as a surgical technician on the cardiovascular team. She married Joseph McCoy in November 1997. They had two children
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Springhill M.B. Church with the Rev. H.B. Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park. N.L. Jones and Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her parents, George and Bobbie Garrett; her husband, Joseph McCoy; her son, Keilan McCoy; three sisters, Bobbie Malone (Rufus), Denise Flowers (Willie) and Emma Hankins (Tony); one brother, Curtis Garrett (Deniece); and a host of nieces and nephews.
Chris was preceded in death by her infant daughter.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Eck amp& Georgia Shumpert Memorial Chapel at the N.L. Jones Funeral Home in Tupelo. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service time.
To sign the guestbook, visit nljonesandson.com.
Johnny Pannell Sr.
BELDEN – Johnny Matthew Pannell Sr., 89, died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center. A native of Lee County, he was the son of the late William and Mary Pannell. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Chesterville M.B. Church, where he was the oldest deacon. He enjoyed praying and leading devotional songs. He had a passsion for lawn work, flowers, gardening, fishing and was well known for his pecans, which he shared with family and friends. He worked for Krueger Metal Co. for 20 years.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Pleasant Chesterville M.B. Church in Belden. Rev, Henry Vaughn will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Chesterville Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by six daughters, Susie (James) Vaughn and Ruth (Raymond) Berry all of Belden, Linda (Sherman) Shelton and Mildred (John) Perry, all of Tupelo, Alfredia (Dennis) Douglas of Kansas City, Kan., and Joan Thompson of Mt. Clemons, Mich.; four sons, Johnny (Willie Ruth) Pannell Jr. of Lee’s Summit, Mo., Thomas Pannell of Independence, Mo., Jessie (Annie) Pannell and Samuel (Ledell) Pannell, all of Belden; two sisters, Bernice Ellis of Tupelo and Theresser Topp of Saltillo; one daughter-in-law, Ersell Pannell of Lee’s Summit, Mo.; one son-in-law, Willie Shelley of Mt. Clemons, Mich.; one foster son, James Hokey of Tupelo; 55 grandchildren, 45 great grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 68 years, Sallie “Sweet” Pannell; one son, William Pannell; two daughters, Octavia Pannell and Mary Shelley; one grandson, one great grandson, two brothers and one sister.
Vistation will be from noon to 6 p.m. today with the family hour from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Frankie Mae Spencer
ASHLAND – Frankie Mae Williams Spencer, 77, died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, at Rest Haven Care Center in Ripley.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Samuel Chapel M.B. Church in Ashland. 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 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from noon to 12:55 p.m. Saturday.

Avonell Roberts
BALDWYN – Avonell Roberts Roberts, 86, died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, after a long illness. She was born Sept. 30, 1925, to George Waldon Roberts and Gladys Lucille Robertson Roberts. She was a member of Ingram Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Wallace Pannell and Bro. Tim Green officiating. Burial will be in Lebanon Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Wanda Louise Copeland and Deborah Ann (Gerald) Mabry; three grandchildren, Charlotte (Larry) Hodnett, Jacqueline (Dewayne) Stanford and Chuck Copeland; eight great-grandchildren, Micheal Hodnett, Daniel (Ashley) Mabry, Alia Hodnett, Brandon Stanford, James Davis, Courtney Stanford, Jeremiah Samples and Jack Copeland; two great-great-grandchildren, Dominic Hodnett and Kellen Mabry; one sister, Eunie Parker; one brother, J.E. (Bonnie) Roberts; two sisters-in-law, Mary (Mac) Carlton and Betty Roberts; special children, Janie Miller, Marie Girodo, Jimmy Gentry, Lonnie Yarbrough and Gloria Westbrook; many nieces and nephews; and her caregivers, Glenda Russell, Dee Foster, Demetress Peterson and Georgia Dunn.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Erastus “Jack” Roberts; her parents; two brothers, Charles Truitt and Ben Darrell Roberts; and a son-in-law, R.C. Copeland.
Pallbearers will be Chuck Copeland, Micheal Hodnett, Daniel Mabry, Jeremiah Samples, Jimmy Gentry and Lonnie Yarbrough.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today.

Opal Akins Little
RIPLEY – Lillian Opal Akins Little, 93, died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at Tippah County Hospital Nursing Home in Ripley. She was born Aug. 3, 1918, to Reed Morgan and Estella Carter Morgan. Mrs. Little was a member of Academy Baptist Church and a homemaker.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Lyndle Davis officiating. Burial will be in Academy Baptist Church Cemetery.
She is survived by four daughters, Lillian Smith and Penny Daniels (Dana), all of Memphis, Judy Thompson (Jimmy) of Mooreville and Nancy Akins of Olive Branch; five sons, Noal Akins of Oxford, Randy Akins (Dot), Benny Akins (Ann), Terry Akins (Carol), and Mike Akins (Tammy), all of Ripley; 11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Morgan Akins, Shane Akins, Judd Akins, Chris Smith, Wayne Morgan and Will White.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Noal Akins, and her second husband, Joe Earl Little; one daughter, Mary Wilkinson; one grandson, Josh Akins; and two brothers, Roy Morgan and Lloyd Morgan.
Visitation will be 5 until 8 p.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home.
To view obituaries online and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.

Virgie Mae Mosley
AMORY – Virgie Mae Mosley, 88, died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, in Gary, Ind. She was the daughter of the late Riley and Pearl McFadden.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul M.B. Church with the Rev. Lesley T. Mabry officiating. Burial will follow in the United Memorial Cemetery in Amory. Darden and Sons Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include four children, Betty Jean and Tommie Jean of Chicago, Gloria Jean of Gary, Ind., and Richard Mosley of Houston, Texas.
Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. today with a family hour from 5 to 6 p.m. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to services on Saturday.

Jacqueline Guerreri
MEMPHIS – Jacqueline Williams Guerreri died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at her home in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Verona.

Mordie Williams
GOLDEN – James Mordie Williams, 89, died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Feb. 27, 1922, to Orville Buckner and Mary Francis “Fannie” Murphree Williams. He was a veteran of the United States Army and a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church. He was retired from TVA, where he worked as a carpenter.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala., with Bro. Matthew Fancher officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery at Golden. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are his wife of almost 62 years, Irene Shewbart Williams of Golden; two daughters, Carolyn Barksdale (Wade) of Red Bay and Cathy Lindsey of Tupelo; one sister, Gladys Holland of Red Bay; four grandchildren, Carrie Pharr (Scotty) and Leah Wooten (Cody), all of Red Bay, Jeffrey Barksdale (Mandy) of Russellville, Ala., and Lana Parrish (Daniel) of Oxford; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Quince Williams; and one sister, Keva Grissom.
Pallbearers will be Jeffrey Barksdale, Scotty Pharr, Cody Wooten, Daniel Parrish, Randy Holland and Roger Holland.
Visitation will continue until service time today.

Joyce Cossitt
RIPLEY – Hazel Joyce Street Cossitt, 70, died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born April 4, 1941, in Tippah County to William Gordon and Hazel Audrey Reed Street. She was a homemaker and a member of North Ripley Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at North Ripley Baptist Church with Bro. Lamar Grisham and Bro. Chris Lewellen officiating. Burial will be in the Tiplersville Cemetery. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include four daughters, Sandy Burton (Bart), Karen Brotherton (David), Pam Richardson (Rusty) and Lisa Cossitt, all of Ripley; one sister, Mary Sue Luna of Ripley; two brothers, Larry Street (Nila) of Ripley and Ronnie Street (Rheta) of Myrtle; six grandchildren, Kristy Goins, Britney Goins Fitzgerald (Tommy), Cindy Burton Hughes (Jason), Kristy Burton, Whitley Brotherton and Kalee Brotherton; six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Master Sgt. Luther Merritt Cossitt; her parents; an infant brother; a son-in-law, Shane Stroupe; a brother-in-law, Rickey Luna; and one great-granddaughter, Jasmine Luttrell.
Pallbearers will be Billy Street, Scott Street, Keith Luna, Michael Luna, Charles Cossitt, Larry Cossitt, Andy Gunter and Deryl Cossitt.
Honorary pallbearers will be Luther Cook, Dale Showalter, tommy Lindsey, Thomas Moffitt, Tim Graves, Mike Hancock and Tommy Cossitt.
Visitation will be at the church from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 7 a.m. to service time Saturday.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Gideons International, Ripley Gideon Camp, P.O. Box 4, Ripley, MS 38663.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.

John Wesley Foote
NEW ALBANY – John Wesley Foote, 65, died Friday, Oct. 27, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. He was a member of Halls Chapel CME Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Halls Chapel CME Church with Pastor Martha Roberson officiating. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery. Beasley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Jacqueline Hunt (Alaric) of Tupelo; one son, John Wesley Holley (Kema) of Fort Hood, Texas; one sister, Patricia Jack (Leondus) of Memphis; two brothers, James “Jimmy” Foote and Kenneth Foote of New Albany; his aunt, Nora Lee Estes of New Albany; one great-aunt, Lula J. Rutherford of Blue Mountain; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Saturday at the church.

Johnnie Jumper
RIPLEY – Johnnie Fay Jumper, 80, died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at his home. He was born April 13, 1931, in Tippah County to Colonel and Lottie Geno Jumper. He was a member of Paynes Chapel United Methodist Church and the owner of Peejay Farm. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Ripley with Dr. Rex Yancey officiating. Burial will be in Tippah Memorial Gardens in Ripley. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Doris Yancey Jumper of Ripley; one son, Randy Jumper (Sandy) of Rockport, Texas; one grandson, Nathan Jumper (Brittney) of Ripley; one great-grandson, Kendall Jumper of Ripley; three sisters, Catherine Yates (William), Sue Mauney and Loretta Criswell (Jodie), all of Dry Creek.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Pat Thompson and Bess Parks; and two brothers, Melvin Jumper and Cullen Jumper.
Pallbearers will be Jodie Criswell, James Cox, Wendell Yates, Jerry Mauney, Johnny Gale Parks and Kerry Robertson.
Honorary pallbearers will be Carroll Nesmith, William Yates, Warren Maturis, Mickey Moore, Ronnie Justice, Robert Logan and Ray Price.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 7 a.m. to service time Saturday at the church.
Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, Roger Childs, The Peoples Bank, P.O. Draw 419, Ripley, MS 38663.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.

Keona Fields
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Keona Latrice Fields, 25, died Oct. 28, 2011, in Columbus as the result of an automobile accident. She was born March 9, 1986, to Gennie M. Fields and the late Jimmie Gillespie. She was a member of the Una Community Church. She was a 2004 graduate of Okolona High School, where she was valedictorian. She was a 2008 cum laude graduate of the University of Mississippi with a B.S. degree. She received her master’s degree in accounting from Mississippi State University in 2010. She was an accountant at the Bradshaw Landscaping firm in Nashville, Tenn. She had relocated to Montgomery, Ala., three weeks ago to work with the Social Security Administration. She shared her brilliance with others by tutoring.
Services will be at noon Saturday at the Okolona High School Gym with the Rev. Robert Townsend officiating. Williams Memorial Funeral Home of Okolona is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her mother, Gennie Mae Fields of Okolona; five sisters, Shanatel Fields of Okolona, Bernessa Fields of Okolona, Tonya Rainey (Larry) of Prairie, Nicole Gillespie of Mantee and Shelia Randle of West Point; one brother, Shawn Gillespie of West P0int.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home only.

Walter Pegues
NEW ALBANY – Walter W.C. Pegues, 88, died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, at the Union County Health and Rehab.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Serenity Funeral Home Chapel in New Albany. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Lula Owen
BLUE MOUNTAIN – Lula White Owen, 76, died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at her home in Water Valley.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home in Ripley.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.