Obituaries Oct. 12, 2010

Minister Jean Thornton
BOONEVILLE – Minister Jean A. Thornton, 90, died Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, at the Scott-Del Personal Care Home in Booneville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Glenn F. Boatman
VICKSBURG – Glenn F. Boatman, 72, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010, at his home in Vicksburg.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora. Burial will be in Reeds Chapel Cemetery in Webster County.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Todd White
CORINTH – Kenny Hugh “Todd” White, 47, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at his home. He was born Oct. 13, 1962, to Grady and Jackie White. He was affiliated with the Pisgah United Methodist Church. He was an electrician with Camp&I Contractors and a member of Local 852 in Corinth. He was a veteran of the National Guard.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home with Jerry Trimble and Luke Styers officiating. Burial will be in Pisgah Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Tracy Michael White; one daughter, Arizona White of the home; his parents; three sisters, Cheryl (Steven) Braddock of Corinth, Kim (Mickey) Moore of Hernando and Tracey (Eddy) Davis of Jumpertown; one brother, Barry (Cindy) White of Jumpertown; several nieces and nephews; and a host of great-nieces and great-nephews.
Pallbearers are Jeff McCoy, Jerry Trimble, Rick Fortune, Marty Holley, David Michael and Barry White.
Visitation will continue today until service time at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
Emma Umfress
FULTON – Emma Etoyle Umfress, 81, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at her home. She was born June 23, 1929, in Itawamba County to Ruel and Mauvline Dozier Bennett. She was a factory worker and nurse’s aide. She was a member of the Union Grove Baptist Church. She enjoyed fishing and gardening.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Bobby Amos officiating. Burial will be in the Union Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Randy Clayton of Okolona; one granddaughter, Pam Clayton of Okolona; two brothers, Bobby Bennett (Irene) and Joe Bennett (Ann), both of Fulton; a stepson, Kenny Umfress of Tupelo; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Umfress; two brothers, J.C. Bennett and Sammy Bennett; three sisters, Mary Evelyn Bennett, Thelma Simmons and Eva Lois Tucker; and her parents.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Charles Anderson
ABERDEEN – Charles Anderson, 88, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010, at Pioneer Community HOspital in Aberdeen. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.
Diane H. Dawkins
ABERDEEN – Diane H. Dawkins, 60, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen.
Ernie Bane Jr.
STARKVILLE – Ernest “Ernie” A. Bane Jr., 62, died Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, at his residence in Starkville. He was a graduate of Mississippi University for Women in Columbus and the retired owner of a computer networking company. He was a member of Starkville Church of God, where he served as an elder and financial advisor for many years as well as sound technician, vocalist and bass guitarist. He was a former member of the Oktibbeha County Hospital Board, an avid Mississippi State University Bulldog fan. He participated in the foster parent program for the MSU baseball team, and he also coached Dizzy Dean Baseball for nine years.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Starkville Church of God. The Rev. Hank Anderson will conduct the service. Burial will be in the Memorial Garden Park Cemetery. Welch Funeral Home of Starkville is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia (Pat) Kennedy Bane of Starkville; daughter, Nikki Bane Butler (Rhett) of Mt. Juliet, Tenn.; son, Craig Daniel Bane (Stacy) of Tupelo; a godchild, Jan Hathorn Bowen of Eupora; sister, Brenda Young of Shreveport, La.; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, John and Edna Kennedy of Starkville; and four grandchildren, Graham Daniel Bane, Emma Kennedy Butler, Leah Nicole Bane and Gretta Elliot Butler.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. E. A. Bane Sr. and Madolyn Randle Bane.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Welch Funeral Home.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Sign the guest register at www.welchfuneralhomesinc.com.
Clauzell Crawford
MILLPORT, Ala. – Clauzell Crawford, 76, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010, at her daughter’s home in Gattman. She was born Nov. 9, 1933, in Lamar County, Ala., to Willis and Jessie Mae Gilliam Howton. She was a member of Mt. Harmony Freewill Baptist Church. She enjoyed working with flowers and gardening.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Otts Funeral Home Chapel in Sulligent, Ala., with Bro. Kelvin Price and Bro. M.H. Hollis officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Judy (Burk) Blaylock of Gattman; two grandchildren, Tiffany Blaylock and Tyler Blaylock, both of Gattman; one sister, Shirley Wheat of Palmetto, Ala.; two nieces, Lisa Hughes of Palmetto, Ala., and Donna Leslie of Alabaster, Ala.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James Douglas Crawford; two sisters, Margaret Howton and Virginia Faulkner; and a nephew, Jeffery Faulkner.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Garmilla Senter
FULTON – Garmilla F. Senter, 90, died Sunday, Oct, 10, 2010, at the Courtyards Community Living Center in Fulton. She was born March 28, 1920, to William Ozbirn and Linnie Lee Robinson Fowler. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. She was a loving mother and grandmother.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jackie Gray and Bro. Tim Holsonbach officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery. Senter Funeral Home of Fulton is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Gayle Senter of Fulton; one son, Don Senter (Christi) of Starkville; two granddaughters, Meghan Senter of Horn Lake and Hilary Senter of Birmingham; one brother, Wayne Fowler (Wanda) of Fulton.; a sister-in-law, Nell Phar of Bolivar, Tenn.; a brother-in-law, Elzie Hood of Fulton.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George H. Senter; her parents; four sisters, Lavelle Moses, Estelle Dulaney, Eulala Hughes and Elinor Hood; and one brother, Horace Fowler.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Bennett, Bob Robinson, Leon Walters, Walter McMillen, Bill Wilemon, Jimmy Wilson and Anthony Nabers.
Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Building Fund, or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Mary Ann Thomas
TUPELO – Mary Ann Thomas, 78, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born Jan. 9, 1932, in Lee County to Alonzo and Carrie Mosley. She was reared by Birdie Lee “Kizzy” Wheeler. She was a member of Blackland M.B. Church in Tupelo and the widow of Eddie Thomas.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Blackland M.B. Church with the Rev. Earlie Eddie Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the Verona Cemetery in Verona. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Verona is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three children, Melody “Peaches” Thomas, Regina Thomas, both of Tupelo, and Christopher “Terrell” Thomas of Verona; 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; one sister-in-law, Luxsola Shack of Tupelo; a special cousin, Effie Hodges of Verona.
Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. today with the family hour from 5 to 6 p.m. today. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service time.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry at www.agnewandsons.com.
Estell Ezell
TUPELO – Estell H. Ezell, 87, died Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, at the NOrth Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary in Tupelo.
Levis Wade King
CAROLINA – Levis Wade King, 77, died Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, at The North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. He was born Oct. 1, 1933, in the Carolina community of Itawamba County to Archie Clay and Myrtle Lamb King. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving aboard the U.S.S. Yorktown. He was a retired route salesman for Anderson News Company. Fishing, gardening and spending time with his family were some of the things he loved to do. He also loved spending time with the Carolina Methodist Church Gathering Group. He was an avid Ole Miss football and Atlanta Braves fan. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Rev. Rod Borders officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include two daughters, Beth Acker (Donald) of Saltillo and Charlotte Harper (Charlie) of Vero Beach, Fla.; two sisters, Myrlene Dill and Colleen Hitt, both of Hatley; one brother, J.C. King (Wanda) of Mooreville.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Betty Carol King; one sister, Eloise Waddle; and two brothers, James Harold King and Dallas King.
Pallbearers will be Glenn McGee, Bobby Kennedy, James Stringfellow, Tommy Kemp, Dewayne Westmoreland, Brian McCord, Chuck Redwood and Andy Redwood.
Honorary pallbearer will be Dr. Ray Wilkinson.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to The Gathering Fund of the Carolina Methodist Church, 40 MTD Drive, Nettleton, MS 38858.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Emaleigh Walls
PONTOTOC – Emaleigh Nicole Walls, 2 days, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010, at Methodist LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center in Germantown, Tenn.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Redland Cemetery with Bro. Tom Sheffield officiating. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her parents, Scott and Melanie Walls, one sister, Jayden Walls, and two brothers, Christian Boggs and Dylan Walls, all of Pontotoc; her grandparents, Sue Walls of Pontotoc and Dennis (Lucretia) Boggs of Guntown; her great-grandmothers, Marlene Hitchcock and Ama Lee Walls; aunts, Jennifer (Steve) Dye, Carla (Tim) Morris, Christy (Jeff) Brown and Krystal (Timmy) Johnson; and uncles, Tim (Lori) Boggs and Dale (Melody) Walter.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Jimmy D. Walls, and her great-grandfathers, Thomas “Droop” Hitchcock and O.D. “Bill” Walls.
Pallbearers will be Nick Dye and Tim Boggs. Honorary pallbearers will be Roddy Thompson and Michael Graham.
Memorials may be made to the Methodist LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center.
John England
BOONEVILLE – John Wayne England, 50, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Hodges Chapel Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Linda Martin
RIPLEY – Linda Sue Robertson Martin, 72, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital in Jackson. She was born on April 5, 1938, in Tippah County to Ellis “Samp” and Era Hopper Robertson. She and her husband, Wilber, were the co-owners of Martin’s Small Engines. She attended Christ United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Bro. Scott Falgout officiating. Burial will be in Tippah Memorial Gardens in Ripley.
Survivors include two daughters, Donna Clark (Ben) of Pensacola, Fla., and Melissa McGregor (Daniel) of Brandon; one grandson, Connor Martin McGregor of Brandon; four sisters, Betty Carter of Ripley, Bobbie Jean Hill (Eugene) and Eva Shaw, both of Falkner, and Debbie Quinn (Jack) of Walnut; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilber Martin, and her parents.
Pallbearers will be Adam Hill, Larry Hill, Dallas Hill, Brian Quinn, David Eaton and Brad Carter. Honorary pallbearers will be her nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 7 a.m. to service time Wednesday.
Memorials may be made to Parker Gray Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o CBamp&S Bank, 10150 CR 200, Falkner, MS 38629; or Chris United Methodist Church, c/o Bobby Shan Shelton, 593 E. Walnut St., Ripley, MS 38663.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.
Brent Braden
BOONEVILLE – Brent Dean Braden, 56, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born April 21, 1954, in Herrin, Ill. He was a supervisor at Cooper Tire Company, and he was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He enjoyed fishing, crossword puzzles, board games, and collecting knives and coins.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel, with Bishop Wayne Smith conducting, Bill Marrero, Tommy Murphy, and Danny Stites assisting, and Cheryl Marrero offering a tribute. Burial will be in the Mormon Cemetery.
He is survived by a daughter, April Greenway (Mark) of Booneville; his mother, Lois Jean Alexander (Bill) of Corinth; a sister, Cheryl Marrero (Bill) of Madison, Ala.; and a brother, William L. Alexander (Meghan) of Wilmington, N.C.
He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Dean Braden; and his grandparents, Stanley and Blanche Braden, Gene Darnell, and Ruby Mann.
Pallbearers are William L. Alexander, Bill Marrero, David Foy, Matthew Kingen, Ryan Kingen and Drew Curtis.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mary Lee Scruggs
TIPLERSVILLE – Mary Lee Scruggs, 65, died Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs.

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