Obituaries Oct. 11, 2010

By NEMS Daily Journal

Linda Martin
RIPLEY – Linda Sue Robertson Martin, 72, died Oct. 9, 2010, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home in Ripley.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Essie Doss
NETTLETON – Essie D. Doss, 78, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at her home. She was born Oct. 24, 1931, in Nettleton to Grady Elliot and Johnny Mae Green. She was reared by her grandparents, Edward and Louise Green. She loved her family and leaves behind a legacy of strength, determination and faith.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Blackwood Grove Baptist Church in Nettleton with the Rev. Carl Dabbs officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Fields Funeral Home of Okolona is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her four siblings, Dorothy Poole (James) of Dayton, Ohio, Ella Gray (Alonzo) of Hazlehurst, James Hinton (Lorene) of Aberdeen and Walter Hinton (Dorothy) of Chicago; and five children and two stepchildren, Needum Doss (Jane) of Amory, Doris Doss, Sylvester Doss and Frank Doss (Sheaneter), all of Nettleton, Sophia Doss (Ivan) of Wren, Lovie Ann Hughes (Willie) of Grand Rapids, Mich. and Dempsey Doss of Tupelo.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two spouses, Joe Doss Sr. and Zachariah Walton; five brothers; one daughter, Lillie Pearl Doss; and three stepchildren, Joe Doss Jr., Henry Doss and Mary Doss.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time Wednesday.
Henry Pollard
CORINTH – Henry L. Pollard, 69, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, after a brief illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson’s Funeral Home of Corinth.
John England
BOONEVILLE – John W. England, 50, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Booneville Funeral Home.
Mable Grisham
BLUE SPRINGS – Mable Ruth Wise Grisham, 72, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at her home. She attended Bethany Primitive Baptist Church and worked at Joyner Fields in Sherman.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Ecru with Elder Larry Wise, Elder James Hall and Elder Rusty Wise officiating. Burial will be in New Harmony Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home of Ecru is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Boyce Grisham of Blue Springs; two daughters, Cheryl Newsom (Randy) and Sherry Bonds (Jeff), both of Blue Springs; one son, Gary Grisham (Betty) of Pontotoc; one sister, Doris Gaines of Blue Springs; two brothers, Billy Wise of Blue Springs and Lamar Wise of Myrtle; her mother-in-law, Cladis Grisham of New Albany; and three grandchildren, Brittany Houston (Andy) of Kirkville, Jamie Christian and Michael McDaniel, both of Blue Springs.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Virgil Henry Wise and Mamie Lee Rakestraw Wise; and her infant brother, Eldridge Wise.
Pallbearers will be Bill Williams, Terry Gaines, Billy Jo Kelly, James Tate, Jimmy Wise, Andy Houston and Lance Wise.
Visitation will be from noon until 1 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Condolences may be offered at www.browningecru.com.
Aver Nell Sherill
JUMPERTOWN – Aver Nell Ashcraft Sheril, 77, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo after an extended illness. She was a life long resident of Jumpertown. She was a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church of Booneville. She retired from ITT Manufacturing of Corinth. She enjoyed her vegetable and flower gardens, sewing clothes and making quilts as well as spending time with her grandaughters.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Oaklawn Memorial Cemetery with Bro. Gene Cullum officating. Kesler Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Martha Sherill of Corinth and Edith Sherrill of Tupelo; three grandaughters, Whitney Coleman, Summer Blinson and Ericka Sherill; one sister, Helen Ashcraft Garner of Memphis; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Bud and Lerlean Ashcraft
Visitation will continue from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo.
Amanda Gardner
OXFORD – Amanda Louise Gardner, 86, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at her home in Oxford.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
David Nichols
GREENWOOD – David Nichols, 59, died Oct. 09, 2010, in Greenwood after a short illness. He was born in Columbus, Ga. Sept. 29, 1951, to Mr. Loyd Thomas Nichols and Mrs. Gladys Mae Cox Nichols. He was formerly of Tupelo, where he lived and worked until he moved to Greenwood several years ago. He loved fishing and spending time with his family and friends. He was a member of the Baptist church.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors with the Rev. Jerry Hooper officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery in Thaxton.
Survivors include one brother, Tommy Nichols and his wife, Carolyn of Thaxton; three nephews, Matt Nichols of Olive Branch, Norman Nichols and Tim Nichols, both of Thaxton; three great-nephews; and two great-nieces.
Pallbearers will be Matt Nichols, Norman Nichols, Tim Nichols, Jerry Coleman, Jimmy Matkins and Dorman Matkins.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
James Gilliland
HAMILTON – James Russel Gilliland, 81, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born in Splunge on June 10, 1929, to Robert Green Gilliland and Jency Thompson Gilliland. He was a lifelong resident of Monroe County. He was retired from Kerr McGee. He was one of the original twelve that started the plant. He was a member of the Aberdeen Church of Christ.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Bro. Charles Tharp officiating. Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery in Franklin County, Ala. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Nutreen Vinson Gilliland of Hamilton; one daughter, Sara Christopher of Hamilton; one son, Stanley Gilliland and wife, Sheila of Olive Branch; three sisters, Trilby Elaine Garner of Memphis, Shirley Thompson and husband, Travis of Hamilton and Jane Knoop and husband, Harold of Aberdeen; two brothers, Edward Gilliland and wife, Mary of Okolona and Donald Gilliland of Hamilton; and two grandchildren, Lenora and Katyln Christopher.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Vince Gilliland; one sister, Azilee Smith; and one grandson, Vincey Christopher.
Pallbearers will be Bill Tabor, Bobby Cantrell, Bobby Nelson, Wayne Davis, James Stockton, Ricky Robinson and David Nolen.
Honorary pallbearers will be James House, James Whitehead and Dewight McComb.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
An online guest registry and condolences may be accessed at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
Jimmy Nails
WALNUT – Jimmy Z. Nails, 67, died Oct. 9, 2010, at his home. He was president of Nails Pallet and Lumber Company, which he started in 1969. He enjoyed working with his horses, fishing, spending time with his family and watching Westerns. He had been in the Mississippi National Guard. He was a member of the American Legion and was a 32nd degree Masonic Mason, Jonsboro #250 Lodge, where he had served as a past master.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Overton Hill Church in Walnut. Burial will be in Camp Ground Cemetery in Walnut. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include three daughters, Dellene Shackelford (Marty) of Walnut, Jenna Zee Nails of Ramer, Tenn., Jenise Robinson (Zach) of Corinth; four grandchildren, Ashley and Peyton Mitchell of Walnut and Zayden and Jayden Robinson of Corinth; two sisters, Clara Cutberth (Roy) and Mary Bass (Hudie), both of Walnut; special nieces and caregivers, Becky Nails and Teresa Nails, both of Walnut; special friends, Shaun Mullins, Benji Mullins and Anita Nails (mother of two of his children); and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alva Z. and Amanda Cleo Taylor Nails; two brothers, Tommy Nails and Billy Nails; and his first wife, Betty Carol Nails (mother of his oldest daughter).
Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. today at the church.
To view and sign online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.
Ollie Maddox
BOONEVILLE – Ollie Lee Wilemon Maddox, 96, died Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, at her home. She was born Jan. 29, 1914, in Prentiss County to Lawson Levi Wilemon and Nancy Ann Gilley Wilemon. She was a member of First Pentecostal Church. She enjoyed flowers, quilting, gardening and working in her yard.
Services will be at 2 p.m.today at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jerry Wallace officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by two daughters, Helen Swinney of Booneville and Betty Ashmore of Michigan City, Ind.; three grandchildren she raised, Linda Wallis (Bobby) of Baldwyn, Brenda West (Billy) and Jimmy Maddox (Sue), all of Booneville; two brothers, Vernon Wilemon (Dot) and Levi Wilemon, all of Mishawaka, Ind.; two sisters, Virginia Dodds of Tupelo and Bobbie Nell O’Callaghan of Blue Springs; 12 grandchildren, James Frank Swinney, Mitchell Maddox, Jennifer Maddox, Bill West, Jamie West, Lisa Welander, Debbie McDonnell, Dawn Wierson, Fred Wierson, Ronnie Wierson, Billy Wierson, and Glen Wierson; and six great-grandchildren, Jay Swinney, Tyler Kohler, Jeremy Oman, Ashley Oman, Jessie Wierson and Derick Wierson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Luther Maddox; her parents; a son, James Maddox; a daughter, Jean Lowe; two brothers, Curtis Wilemon and Toy Wilemon; and three sisters, Charlene Bell, Lois Holman, and Myrtle Guin.
Marshall Williams
OXFORD – Marshall Williams, 51, died Oct. 10, 2010, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford.
Ruby Young
PONTOTOC – Ruby Lee Young, 95, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010, at Sunshine Health Care in Pontotoc after a brief illness. She was born Nov. 15, 1914, in Pontotoc to Tom A. Russell and Mrytis Rae Russell. She married Audie Lee Young on Dec. 6, 1930. She was a member of West Heights Baptist Church and worked in the cafeteria at Pontotoc City School before retiring
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Baldwin-Nowell Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. David Hamilton and Bro. Dan Young officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Baldwin-Nowell Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by two sons, Harvey Young (Trudy Jamison) of Houlka and Calvin (Nell) Young; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sisters, Vivian Elliott and Flavis Young; five brothers, Coyal Russell, Thomas Russell, Erksel Russell, Junior Russell and Surgan Russell; one grandchild, Brenda Galloway; and three great-grandchildren, Lee Galloway, Tanya Riddling and Neil Young.
Visitation will be from noon until service time today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to West Heights Baptist Church, 328 W. Oxford St. Pontotoc, MS for the “Young at Heart.”
Garmilla Senter
FULTON – Garmilla F. Senter, 90, died Sunday, Oct, 10, 2010, at the Courtyards Community Living Center in Fulton. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Senter Funeral Home of Fulton.
Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Robert Pratcher
COMO – Robert Pratcher, 80, died Oct. 5, 2010, at Baptist Hospital-Desoto in Southaven.
Services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010, at Mt Moriah C.M.E. Church in Como. Burial was in the church cemetery. Hodges-Freeman Funeral home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
Brent Braden
BOONEVILLE – Brent Dean Braden, 56, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Mormon Cemetery. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Jimmy Phifer
TISHOMINGO – Jimmy Dale Phifer, 68, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Shady Grove Baptist Church. Burial will be in Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Ludlam Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. today at the church.