Obituaries November 8, 2010

Robert Wright
TUPELO – Robert “Bob” Wright, 74, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Senter Funeral Home.
Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. today at the First Pentecostal Church on Palmetto Road in Verona.
Mary Hanna
TUPELO – Mary Catherine Carniglia Hanna, 94, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born in New Jersey on Nov. 25, 1915, to Victor Carniglia and Teresa Lynch Carniglia. She lived most of her life in New Jersey, moved to Amory in 1985 and then moved to Tupelo five years ago. After retiring after many years as a secretary in the insurance industry, she enjoyed being a master housewife and homemaker. She had a caregiver’s heart and was an avid reader, especially enjoying murder mysteries. She was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Tupelo and enjoyed her affiliation with St. Helen’s in Amory while living there.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. James Catholic Church in Tupelo with Father Henry Shelton officiating. Burial will be private. Holland Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her daughter, Pat Hanna of New Jersey; two sons, Mike Hanna of Tupelo and Robert Hanna of New Jersey; three sisters, Ann Bardolf and Rosemary Wilson of New Jersey and Teresa Sweltzer of Pennsylvania; three brothers, Bernard Carniglia of Tupelo, Joseph Carniglia of Virginia and Victor Carniglia of New Jersey; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Grandsons-in-law will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the church
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS. 38802.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.
Ervin Young
BOONEVILLE – William Ervin Young, 73, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at his home. He was born May 3, 1937, in Prentiss County to Erskine and Pebble Irene Reeves Young. He was retired from Marathon Cheese Company with 38 years of service. He was a member of Clausell Hill Independent Methodist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with family, especially the grandkids.
Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gary Redd and Bro. Keith Skelton officiating. Burial will be in Zion Rest Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Lillie Mae Spencer Young; one daughter, Wanda (Ricky) Nichols of Booneville; one son, Tommy (Cynthia) Young of Booneville; three sisters, Oleda Young and Dorothy McCoy, both of Corinth and Juanita Spoon of Burnsville; three brothers, Jimmy Young, James Young and Durl Young, all of Booneville; and two grandchildren, Kelsey Nichols and Ashley (Josh) Curtis.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Ellis and Gary Young.
Pallbearers will be Gaylon Young, Jimmy Young, Kerry Young, Billy Spencer, Mitchell Jackson, Chuck Kelton and Michael Nichols.
Visitation will be until service time today at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
Jerry Moorman
BOONEVILLE – Jerry O. “Jody” Moorman, 67, died Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was born Dec. 13, 1942, in Prentiss County to Vardaman and Lucy Jones Moorman. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. He was a retired grocery manager, having worked for Jitney Jungle, Foodway, Food Giant and Walden’s Supermarket. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, treasure hunting, walking his dog and playing with his grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Melvin Williams officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Melvy Johnson Moorman; two daughters, Patsy (Charles) Butler and Cassandra (Rob) Dodson, both of Booneville; one son, Jerry Dale (Jackie) Moorman of Booneville; two sisters, Tana Bolen and Dottie Temple, both of Moss Point; seven brothers, Billy, Max and Jimmy Moorman, all of Booneville, George “Hop,” Vardaman Jr., Toby and Ralph Moorman, all of Moss Point; and five grandchildren, Jody Clark, Hannah Butler, Trey Butler, Austin Dodson and Cashe Dodson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Joyce George.
Pallbearers will be Ricky Henderson, Freddie Holder, Mark Michaels, Brad Walden, Jerry Jones and Terry Lambert.
Visitation will be until service time today at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
Margaret Smith
HOULKA – Margaret J. Smith, 79 died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Sept. 18, 1931 to William Oscar Waters and Margaret Mary Aston Waters in Houlka. She was a homemaker, a member of Houlka First Baptist Church, a member of Eastern Star, a member of Homemakers Club of Houlka, a member of Rural Letters Carriers Auxiliary and a member of Women on Mission of Houlka Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Houlka First Baptist Church with Bro. David Blackwell officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. Southern Funeral Home Chapel of Houston is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Mickey Smith; two daughters, Margaret L. Smith of Meridian and Mary Roberts and Gary of Petal; two sons, Michael Smith and Roseli of Pontotoc and Morris Smith and Treasia of Houlka; six grandchildren; four step grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one brother, Morris Ansel Waters of Millington.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, William Aubrey Waters.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the the church.
To sign the online registry, visit www.southernfuneralchapel.webs.com.
Walter Weeks
BRUCE – Walter Wade Weeks, 83, died Nov. 6, 2010, at his home. He was a retired mechanic and truck driver for Calhoun County District Maintenance. He was a member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church with the Rev. Joey Hamilton, the Rev. Wayne Cobb and the Rev. Earl Alexander officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Cemetery. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Davidson Weeks of Bruce; one daughter, June Weeks Sexton and her husband, Bobby of Bruce; three grandchildren, Christina Hardin and her husband, Dan, Cary Sexton and Carli Bryant and her husband, Joel; seven great-grandchildren, Shelby Knox, Hannah Knox, Cara-Lee Sexton, Gavin Sexton, Brady Sexton, Levi Bryant and Miki Hardin.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Guy Wade and Rebecca Winters Weeks; three brothers, Cecil Weeks, Doris Weeks and Fred Weeks; and two sisters, Katherine Morris and Rudell Neal.
Pallbearers will be Joel Bryant, Keith Davidson, Kelly Davidson, Dan Hardin, Carl Hayles and Cary Sexton
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Adult Men’s Sunday School Class, Edwin Bagwell, David Bray, Homer Brown, Charles Chrestman, Matelon Chrestman, Lawrence King, Melvis McCormick, Billy Fred Murphree, Lonnie W. Parker and Larry Snellings.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the church.
Online condolences may be made at www.parkermemorialfuneralhome.com.
Ollie Hall
CEDAR BLUFF – Ollie Randolph amp”Ronnieamp” Hall, 70, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at his home in Cedar Bluff. He was born April 4, 1940, in Aberdeen to Ruth Arnell Robertson Hall Williams and Ollie Brewer amp”Billamp” Hall. He was a welding specialist for the Babcock amp& Wilcox Company for 30 years, and he was a Baptist. He married Minnie Lou Edwards Hall on April 30, 1960, in West Point.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Kenneth Byrd officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Bluff Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery in Cedar Bluff. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Minnie Lou Edwards Hall; two daughters, Kay Hall and Patsy Hall, both of Cedar Bluff; two grandchildren; Chelsy Ray and Ollie Ridge Hall; two brothers, Wayne Williams (Mary Ruth Caradine) of West Point and Tom Williams of Leakesville.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his stepfather, John Alex Williams.
Pallbearers will be Zack Williams, Ollie Ridge Hall, Wesley Williams, Delbert Edwards, Michael Edwards and Joel Edwards.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Davis, Ben Davis, Truman Fisher and his former co-workers and friends at the Babcock amp& Wilcox Company.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Cedar Bluff Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery Care, c/o Mrs. Anna Sims, 914 Henryville Road, Cedar Bluff, MS 39741.
Friends may leave a memory message at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.
Elois Sims
PONTOTOC – Elois Corder Sims, 58, of Pontotoc, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford after a brief illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Baldwin-Nowell Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
Visitation will be Tuesday evening at the funeral home.
Patricia Harris
BLUE SPRINGS – Patricia Harris died Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones and Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo.
Lillian Westbrook
KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Lillian Lisa Westbrook died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, in Kissimmee, Fla. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones and Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo.
Gayle Wylie
DUMAS – Mary Gayle Hill Wylie, 51, died Nov. 6, 2010, at her sister’s home in Cedar Bluff. She was born Oct. 9, 1959, in Ripley to Gilbert amp”Dukeamp” and Mary Ruth Williams Hill. She was a member of Dumas Baptist Church. She owned her own lawn service and was the manager over the garden center at Wal-Mart. Prior to that and during her college years at Mississippi State, she worked for Pretty Pots and Montgomery Flower Shop in West Point, Boyd’s Flowers in Tupelo and Mary Bells in Greenwood. She loved the outdoors, working in her garden, fishing, camping and spending lots of time with her family. She was a very independent woman and there was nothing she could not do. She never had just one job. She was a very productive person and enjoyed doing all she did.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at United Funeral Service with Bro. Scott Huddson and Bro. Shannon Edwards officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. United Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, Richard W. Wylie; her mother, Mary Ruth Hill of Cedar Bluff; one sister Gwen Hill Collums of Cedar Bluff; two children, Henry D. Wylie of Dumas and Mary Elizabeth Wylie of Cedar Bluff; two stepdaughters, Amanda L. Wylie and Heather M. Wylie, both of Pensacola, Fla.; and three step-grandchildren, David J. Bagwell, Destinee Wylie and Kaylan Wylie, all of Pensacola, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her father, Gilbert amp”Dukeamp” Hill; one sister, Julie Ann Hill Fulton; and her grandparents, H.D. and Athelee Hill and L.C. and Alma Mae Williams.
Pallbearers will be Doug Richards, James Earl Power, Jay Potts, Lonnie Brooks, Mike Fredricks, Chuck Coleman, Kevin Wood and B.J. Whiteside.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Michael Jones, Dr. Tim Thompson, Dr. Brad Scott, Dr. Sam Creekmore, Dr. W.M. Billington, the nursing staff of CCU/ICU and 2nd floor of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County, Chris Thomas EMT, New Albany Wal-Mart Garden Center management and associates, Andy Williams at Rose Drug Store, and Jennifer, Yoyo and Bonnie with Gentiva Hospice.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.
Kimberly Snellings
BRUCE – Kimberly Ann “Kim” Snellings, 45, died Nov. 5, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Oct. 20, 1965, in Oxford. She was employed with the Timberland Company Division of Weyerhaeuser Inc. She was a member of Bruce First Baptist Church, and she was actively involved with the Fine Arts Club of Bruce. She was a graduate of Bruce High School, Class of 1983. She attended Northeast Community College and graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1988 with a B.S. degree. She loved gardening and her flowers.
Services were at 2 p.m. Sunday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Daniel Hathorne officiating and Bro. Darrell Logan assisting. Burial was in Memory Memorial Garden in Bruce. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her parents, Bill and Ann Simpson Snellings of Bruce; her brother, Kevin Snellings of Bruce; her uncles, Wally and Iris Simpson of Bartlett, Tenn. and John Snellings and his wife of Bruce; and a host of cousins.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Ray and Elsie Simpson and Charlie and Hazel Snellings.
Pallbearers were Jim Collins, Miles Jeffreys, Bryan Maddox, Danny Massey, Joey Shaw and Charlie Verucchi.
Honorary pallbearers were Employees of Weyerhaeuser Co. and Bruce Fine Arts Club.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 535, Bruce, MS 38915.
Online condolences may be made at www.parkermemorialfuneralhome.com.
Curtis Glenn
MEMPHIS – Curtis D. Glenn, 72, died Nov. 5, 2010, at home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Brantley Funeral Home in Olive Branch. Burial will be in Memorial Park Southwoods Cemetery. Brantley Funeral Home of Olive Branch is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.brantleyfuneral.com.
Ralph Hare
BOONEVILLE – Ralph Refus Hare, 83, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Booneville Funeral Home.
John Boren
BOONEVILLE – John Wayne Boren, 53, died Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, at his home. He was born Dec. 5, 1956, in Elmer, N.J. He was a foreman with F.L. Crane amp& Sons, and he was a member of Martin Hill Free Will Baptist Church. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, hunting, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Rick Bowling, Bro. Rodney Brazil and Bro. Lee Dillard officiating. Burial will be in Martin Hill Cemetery. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Dodds Boren, whom he married July 2, 1976; a son, Brad Boren and wife, Trish of Booneville; a daughter, Crystal Grimes and husband, Gary of Booneville; his mother, Frances Owens of Booneville; a brother, James Boren and wife, Judy of Booneville; a sister, Sue Brown of Booneville; nine grandchildren, Kyle Boren, Daniel Boren, Easton Boren, Luke Boren, Maggie Boren, Mollie Boren, Caden Boren, Bryson Grimes and Kaydee Grimes; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Floyd and Emogene Dodds of Booneville.
He was preceded in death by a son, Larry Boren; his father, Ray Gene Boren; a brother, Kenneth Boren; and his stepfathers, Robert Hughes and Bobby Owens.
Pallbearers will be Mike Horn, Rickey Hannon, Jackie Nix, Mark Walden, Bobby Staggs and T.A. Cook.
Honorary pallbearers will be his nephews.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Mrs. Ruth Galloway, 202 E. Skyline Dr., Booneville, MS 38829.
Lucy Bailey
NEW ALBANY – Lucy Bailey, 85, died Nov. 6, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany.
Gary Priest
SHANNON – Gary Wayne Priest, 52, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after an extended illness. He was born in Lee County on March 22, 1958, to Frank Ray Priest and Marjorie Irene Smith Priest. He attended school at East Union and worked many years at Ashley Furniture before becoming disabled. He was an avid Ole Miss Rebel fan, enjoyed NASCAR, was a coin collector and enjoyed studying his Native American heritage. He loved the outdoors and all animals, especially his dogs, Misty Mae and Mojo.
Services will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with family friend, Tony Speck, speaking. Holland Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Kathy Priest; three sons, Brandon and Kyle Priest of New Albany and Ray Priest (Sarah) of Jackson; one daughter, Kayla Priest of New Albany; two sisters, Debbie Taylor (Windom) of Blue Springs and Tanis Hernandez (Alex) of Jackson; his mother, Lucy Priest of Blue Springs; two grandchildren, Nick and Destiny; and two brothers-in-law, Kenny Collier (Cindy) and Lee Collier (Andrea).
He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Priest.
Memorials may be made to the Priest Family Fund, 5281 Cliff Gooking Blvd., Tupelo, MS 38801.
Samuel White
MABEN – Samuel E. White, 87, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at his home.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Providence Methodist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or www.alz.org.

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