Obituaries Oct. 22, 2010

Ronnie Medlin
BLUE MOUNTAIN – Ronnie Medlin, 56, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010, at his residence in Blue Mountain. He was born March 25, 1954, to J.T. Medlin and Rose Marie Smith Medlin. He was a member of Palmer Baptist Church. He was a water well driller until he became disabled.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Perry Wayne Malone and Bro. Richie Hatcher officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
He is survived by one daughter, Amy Carson (Jason) of Eupora; his parents, J.T. and Marie Medlin of Blue Mountain; one sister, Donna Bryant (Ned) of Blue Mountain; one brother, Steve Medlin (Miranda) of Blue Mountain; three grandchildren, Hanna Grace, Jacob and Ruthie Kate Carson, all of Eupora; Pattie Medlin, the mother of his child, of Blue Mountain; special friends, Perry and Ruthie Malone of Blue Mountain.
Pallbearers will be Mike Medlin, Jeff Harrell, Bob Medlin, Stoney Medlin, Mike Sneed, Jerry Fowler and Randy Mitchell. Honorary pallbearers will be Odell Gates, David Medlin and Dan Wilson.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel.
To view obituaries and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.
Willie Marion
POTTS CAMP – Willie Frank Marion, 78, died Friday, Oct. 15, 2010, at the Alliance HealthCare System in Holly Springs.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Baptist Hill M.B. Church in Potts Camp. Burial will be in the Spring Hill M.B. Church Cemetery at Waterford. 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 10 to 10:55 a.m. Saturday.
Brenda Williams
TUPELO – Brenda Swingrum Williams died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010, at her home. She was born March 29, 1956, in Tupelo to Willie Lee and Margaret Stone Swingrum. She was a member of Red Oak Grove M.B. Church in Tupelo. She attended Tupelo Public Schools, graduating with the Class of 1974. She worked at Lee Sports Wear and Tupelo Manor Nursing Home until she became disabled. She enjoyed cooking, fishing, playing cards and bingo, but most of all, she enjoyed her family. She had a special love for people.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Red Oak Grove M.B. Church in Tupelo with the Rev. Charles Clark officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. N.L. Jones amp& Son Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her children, Latasha Swingrum, Tiffany Swingrum and Terrell Swingrum, all of Tupelo; a special friend, Robert Hill; six brothers, Charles Swingrum, Willie (Cathy) Swingrum Jr., Paul Swingrum, James Neal, Victor Shannon and Jerry (Shelia) Shannon, all of Tupelo; three sisters, Joann Ford of Shannon, Gail Shannon and Estella Middlebrook, both of Tupelo, nine grandchildren; one aunt and one uncle.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Willie Mae Miller.
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 www.nljonesandson.com.
Dorothy Small
RIPLEY – Dorothy Ann Johnson Small, 80, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010, at the Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. She was born March 1, 1930, in Tippah County to Clifford and Francis Story Johnson. She was a housekeeper for Willie and Nancy McBride, and Mrs. Verdie Braddock. She also was formerly employed at PEP Industries. She was a missionary for Bethlehem Baptist Church and a former member of the Heroines of Jericho Court 553. She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Falkner.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bethlehem Baptist Church with the Rev. James Howell and Minister Tracey Cox officiating. Burial will be in Ruckersville Cemetery in Falkner. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Charles Franklin Johnson (Cora) of Walnut; two stepdaughters, Lisa Small of Tiplersville and Sandra Small of Walnut; two sisters, Louise Simmons of Ripley and Ethel Prather of Atlanta, Ga.; three grandchildren, Glenda Conley (Elbert) of Douglasville, Ga., Melissa Johnson of Atlanta, Ga., and Carlos Tucker of Milwaukee, Wis.; two stepgrandchildren, Anthony Purifoy of Tiplersville and Kimberly Johnson of Camden, Ark.; five great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; two special nephews, Dennis Prather and Frankie Lee Johnson; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Lee Small; her father, Clifford Johnson; her mother, Francis Story Prather; two grandchildren, Linda Jo adams Johnson and Anthony Adams; and four brothers and one sister.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time Saturday at the church.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.
A.D. Smith
NEW ALBANY – Andy David “A.D.” Smith, 66, died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010, at his home. He was born Sept. 18, 1944, in Myrtle to Wilma Smith. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a truck driver for MST. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Shady Grove M.B. Church in Myrtle. The Rev. Colbert Graham will officiate. Burial will be in Beulah Cemetery in Myrtle. Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his mother, Wilma Smith Rogers of New Albany; two children, Andy Tables and David LeSure of Memphis; his siblings, Jimmy Johnson of Memphis, Gaynale Dyess of Racine, Wis., Bruce Rogers, James Kenneth Rogers, Pauline (R.C.) Smith and Janice (Rev. Don) Cannon, all of New Albany, and Russell (Sylvia) Rogers and Amos Louis (Julie) Rogers of Illinois; special brother and sister, Rita Smith, David Spencer (Mary) Holmes, and Frank and Debbie Smith; his godchildren, Valeria Woods, Stephen LeSure, Tulane and Latoyra Simmons; seven grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. today with the family hour from 6 to 7 p.m. today, both at the funeral home.
Charles W. Murphy
MANTACHIE – Charles W. Murphy, 84, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. An Itawamba County native, he was the son of Luther Henry and Lula Mae McMillen Murphy. He grew up on a farm in the Fawn Grove community. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. After returning from his military service, he graduated from Mooreville High School and then went on to Mississippi State University, where he earned his Masters and Education Specialist degrees.
He taught school at Mooreville before becoming principal at Belden High School. He later served as guidance counselor for Itawamba Community College where he taught sociology and economics. He served as principal as Mooreville Elementary School. He retired after a teaching career of 29 years. He also enjoyed farming and raised black Angus cattle.
He was a member of the Fulton Masonic Lodge 444 and a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason. He was a member of Boguefala Baptist Church, where he served in many capacities including chairman of deacons, Sunday School superintendent, and teacher. A wonderful Christian example to his family and friends, he lived a lifetime of service to others and often did many acts of kindness anonymously.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Boguefala Baptist Church with Rev. Royce Hawkins and Rev. David Perry officiating. Burial will be in Boguefala Cemetery. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 12 years, Christine Murphy; his daughter, Angela Hope Nichols (Billy) of Tupelo; his son, Dennis Charles Murphy (Judy) of Guntown; his stepdaughters, Judy Massey (Jackie) and Tammy Lochridge (Rick); his brother, William Henry Murphy of Pensacola, Fla.; his grandchildren, Joseph Murphy Nichols and Kellie Grace Nichols; and his stepgrandchildren, Grant Spradling (Jennifer), Adam Spradling (Marcie), Casey Lochridge, Matthew Miller and April Turner (Paul); nine stepgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; seven sisters, Geneva Lee Morgan, Nevona Mae Murphy, Mary Inez Dobbins, Ellis Laverne Rose, Lora Elizabeth McIntire, Clara Varnell McIntire and Thora Lou Murphy; two brothers, James Audria Murphy and Luther Quinton Murphy; and his first wife, Mildred Smith Murphy, to whom he was married for 47 years.
Pallbearers will be William Dewayne Morgan, Bobby Dale Irvin, James Carnathan, Willie Schumpert, Jackie Massey and Rick Lochridge.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Adult Men’s Sunday School Class of Boguefala Baptist Church.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time today at the church.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Ralph Stevens
MYRTLE – Ralph Lindon Stevens, 83, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010, at The Med in Memphis. He was born Sept. 19, 1927, in Union County to Robert Elmer and Tishie Mae Hall Stevens. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of Harmony Baptist Church and the former owner of Ralph Stevens Grocery which is now Poolville Grocery. He was retired from Rebel Gas Co. in New Albany.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at United Funeral Service Chapel with Dr. Robert Daniel, Rev. Freddie Johnson and Rev. Louie Williams officiating. Burial will be in Glenfield Memorial Park.
He is survived by his wife, Robbie J. Stevens; one daughter, Barbara Frazier (Rick); two sons, Johnnie Ralph Stevens (Lela) of Potts Camp and Jerry Stevens (Terri) of Myrtle; one sister, Vivian Irwin of Nashville, Tenn.; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Gloria Jean Stevens; one son, Terry Stevens; and six brothers, Raymond Stevens, Guy Stevens, Elwood Stevens, Earl Stevens, Leon Stevens and Charles Stevens.
Pallbearers will be his grandchildren, Jeffrey Gordon, Heath Stevens, Jared Stevens, Timothy Stevens, Kelly Stevens and Kurt Stevens. Honorary pallbearers will be Amanda Doss, Brandon Gordon, and his nieces and nephews.
In honor of Mr. Stevens’ service to his country, the U.S. Army flag will be flown during his visitation and service.
Clyde Johnson
MYRTLE – Clyde L. Johnson, 89, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010, at the Mississippi State Mental Hospital at Whitfield.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Beulah Baptist Church at Myrtle. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Toby Gavin
AMORY – Anthony L. “Toby” Gavin, 49, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010, at Community Hospice-Darlington Oaks in Verona. Born on Dec. 28, 1960, in Columbus, he was the son of the late Walter and Ruby Stickland Gavin. He attended Lee High School in Columbus. Living in Amory for the past several years, he was a member of Cornerstone Family Fellowship in Amory. He was employed by Hollis Roofing and Nicholson Homes. His hobbies included hunting and fishing.
A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. today at Haughton Memorial Park in Amory with Bro. Malcolm Tidwell officiating. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his brother, Barry (Sherry) Gavin of Aberdeen; his sister, Diane (Butch) Luke of Columbus; his godparents, Otis and Louis Summerford of Amory; two special friends, Candy Canterburry of Amory and Dianna Hawkins of Smithville; four nephews, one great-nephew and three great-nieces.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an aunt, Lula Mae Hill, and a sister, Shirley Bean.
Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Wright, Joe Hilliard, Rick Adams, Butch Luke, Todd Sanders, Phillip Sanders and Brandon Gavin.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. today.
Memories and condolences may be shared and viewed at www.eepicklefuneralhome.com.
J.W. Leatherwood
DENNIS – J.W. Leatherwood, 65, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010, in Nashville. He was born March 31, 1945, in Mississippi. He worked in manufacturing as a laminated operator. He was a member of Tishomingo Church of Christ.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Claudie Jones officiating. Burial will be in Tishomingo City Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are his wife of 43 years, Brenda Leatherwood of Dennis; three children, Angie Belue (David) of Dennis, Kim Bascomb (Greg) of Glen and Kirk Leatherwood (Tanya) of Iuka; one sister, Carley Sue Scruggs of Iuka; and five grandchildren, Keshia Belue, Zachary Bascomb, Joshua Bascomb, Hannah Bascomb and Macy Leatherwood.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Curtis and Mary Alice Gresham Leatherwood.
Pallbearers will be Tommy Pounders, Bob Gresham, Edric Parrish, Jerry Moss, Jeff Kemp and Jesse Gresham. Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Waddle and Bobby Paden.
Visitation will be until service time today at the funeral home.
Dan Eaton
BELMONT – Lil Dan Eaton, 33, died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, at his residence. He was born July 8, 1977, in Tupelo. He was a tool and die maker. He loved to hunt, fish and spend time outdoors.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Harold Ozbirn and Bro. Roger Wood officiating. Burial will be in Lindsey Cemetery at Dennis. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are his wife, Sonya Eaton of Belmont; one daughter, Carleigh Eaton of Florence, Ala.; one stepson, Jacob Lynch of Belmont; parents, Danny Joe and Sue Eaton of Dennis; two sisters, Tabitha Pruitt (Wade) of Dennis and Tina Eaton (Doug Estes) of Midway; nieces and nephews, DeAndrea Pruitt, Regan Bolding, Brett Bolding, Hunter Pruitt, Preston Eaton and Michael Carter; one great-niece, Makalynn Carter; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Johnny and LaRue Jackson; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Pallbearers will be B.J. Moody, Ron Eaton, Paul Gattis, John Crosby, Ramey Shook and Michael Carter. Honorary pallbearers will be Brett Bolding, Hunter Pruitt, Preston Eaton, Jacob Lynch, Regan Bolding and DeAndrea Pruitt.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont and until service time on Saturday.
Ronald Brewer
COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. – Ronald Stephen Brewer, 70, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010, at his home. He was a native of Marshall County and a former resident of Holly Springs. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Peebles West Funeral Chapel in Oakland, Tenn.
Frances Irions
WEST POINT – Frances Irions, 77, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Concord Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church 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.
Shane Ward Jr.
STARKVILLE – Graveside services for Eugene Shane “Krew Shane” Ward Jr., formerly of Tupelo, will be at 2 p.m. today at Porter’s Memorial Park in Tupelo. Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
Velma C. Webb
FULTON – Velma C. Webb, 94, died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, in Clinton. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McNeece-Morris Funeral Home of Fulton. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Mary E. Drake
PRAIRIE – Mary E. Drake, 76, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010, at Community Hospice in Verona. She was born Feb. 21, 1934, in Monroe County to Archie Metcalf and Mary E. Lockett. She accepted Christ at an early age and remained a member of Baptist Grove M.B. Church until her death. She was president of the senior choir for a number of years. She married Herman Drake Sr., and they had four sons. She worked at Burris Manufacturer for 10 years and for Artex for 11 years. She loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and enjoyed working in and beautifying her yard.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Baptist Grove M.B. Church with Pastor Joseph Lampkin officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include four sons, Herman Drake Jr. (Mable) and Clinton Drake (Velma) of Prairie, Calvin Drake (Donna) of Chicago and Johnny Lee Drake (Era) of Aberdeen; foster children, Christina Bowman of Aberdeen and Rogie Bowman, serving with the military in Afghanistan; one sister, Velma Wise (Elliott) of Chicago; three brothers, Adolphus Metcalf of Prairie, and Henry Metcalf (Adrian) and Knowledge Metcalf (Mable), both of Chicago; 17 grandchildren, Bodeen, Gary, Cathy, Erica, Angela, Eric, Jr., Kiva, Sherita, Shonna, Ladonna, Lance, Sherry, Dequann, Veronica, Tina and Eddie; 30 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Drake Sr.; Virgil Metcalf, Jerry Metcalf, Ann Hampton, Theopolis Metcalf and T.J. Metcalf; and one grandson, Lilton Gladney.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
To access the online guestbook, visit www.bellememorialfuneralhome.com.
Laura C. Wise
OKOLONA – Laura Carlisle Wise, 81, died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, at her residence in Okolona after an extended illness. A lifelong Chickasaw Countian, she was born on Feb. 21, 1929, to Clark and Louise Bobo Carlisle. She graduated from Okolona High School in l947 and married Kirby “Bugg” Wise. Mrs. Wise was a charter employee of Futorian Manufacturing Company and even assisted Morris Futorian in the ribbon cutting when the original plant was opened in Okolona. At her retirement after 38 years continuous service, she was the most senior employee of the company. She was longtime active member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW and a longtime member of the North Gatlin Street Church of Christ. She enjoyed the great outdoors, especially gardening, canning and her flowers.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Okolona Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Minister Tommy Lawson officiating. Private burial will follow in Lee Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and one hour prior to the service on Saturday.
Survivors include her two sons, Ledrew Wise and Dickie Wise, both of Okolona; two grandchildren, Brian Wise (Sallie) of Okolona and Brandi Wise Carter (Michael) of the Wren community; five great-grandchildren, Allie Grace Wise, Mason Wise, Sydni Carter, Riley Carter and Thomas Carter; two sisters, Hazel Herndon of Ackerman and Mary Ann Thompson of Vicksburg; a brother, Dennis Carlisle (Martha) of Holly Springs; a sister-in-law, Betty Sue Carlisle of Okolona; her caregiver, Ruby Cooperwood of Okolona; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Kirby “Bugg” Wise, on Feb. 6, l993; and two brothers, Jimmy and Charles “Buck” Carlisle.
Pallbearers will be Mike Jolly, Russell Jolly, Stanley Reeves, Fred Carlisle, Gib Wise and Ronnie Wise.
Condolences may be e-mailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.
Gwen Denson
BOONEVILLE – Gwendolyn Chase Denson, 83, died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, at the Longwood Community Living Center in Booneville.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in East Prentiss Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Saturday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
Murrel Gray
HICKORY FLAT – Murrel Travis Gray, 60, died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, at Baptist Hospital East in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Glenfield Funeral Home of New Albany.
Frank Allen Jr.
MICHIGAN CITY – Frank Allen Jr., 48, died Friday, Oct. 15, 2010.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hardway M.B. Church in Michigan City. Burial will be in the Turner Family Cemetery at Michigan City. Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Gustava Howell
HOLLY SPRINGS – Gustava Howell, 89, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010.
Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Serenity Funeral Home Chapel in Holly Springs. Burial will be in Cottrell Memorial Gardens in Holly Springs.
Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Lucindia Ward
ABERDEEN – Lucindia Ward, 99, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, at Pioneer Hospital in Aberdeen. She was born May 17, 1912, to Jim Cole and Millie Whitfield. She was a member of Eberneezer M.B. Church. She was a member of the Mother Board, president of the Missionary Society Home Mission, an usher and a 4-H director. She loved doing crafts and writing poems.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Eberneezer M.B. Church with the Rev. David James officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Williams Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three daughters, Maggie Beaty (Eloyle) of Memphis, Evangelist Dorothy Garth of Oklahoma and Joanna Holliday Moton of Aberdeen; three sons, Jimmy Gillespie (Geraldean) of Tupelo, Willie Gillespie (Cassie) of St. Louis and Bobby Ward (Pauline) of Aberdeen; 19 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren, two great-great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Ada Lou Doss
PRAIRIE – Ada Lou Doss, 75, died Monday, Oct. 18, 2010, at Pioneer Hospital in Aberdeen. She was born Sept. 23, 1935, to Turner Doss and Amy Carouthers.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Third Union M.B. Church with the Rev. John Harris officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Williams Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three daughters, Noletha Stewart of Baldwyn, Cynthia Carr (Lashune) of Okolona and Lorita Doss of Prairie; three sons, Tracey Doss (Frances) of Prairie, Carl Doss (Loretta) of Prairie and Randell Doss (Judy) of Una; five sisters, Annie Parson (M.C.) and Louise Broyle (Earnest), all of Prairie, Betty Cook of Columbus, Mary Jenkins of Jackson and Jessie Wilson of Atlanta; two brothers, Turner Doss Jr. (Gladys) of Prairie and Earnest Doss (Mattie) of Aberdeen; 15 grandchildren, eighth great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Vida Lou Sanford
NEW ALBANY – Vida Lou Sanford, 87, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. She was born Nov. 10, 1922, in Etta to Andrew J. and Maude Rayburn Williams. She was retired from Futorian Mfg. Company and she was a member of First Baptist Church of New Albany.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at United Funeral Service with Rev. Rickey Blythe officiating. Burial will be in Glenfield Memorial Park.
Survivors include two sons, James Sanford of Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas, and Rev. Jerry Sanford of Ecru; four grandchildren, Melissa Sanford, Zach Sanford, Delaney Sanford and Daniel Sanford.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Z. Sanford, and her parents.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.
Pick Ashcraft
BOONEVILLE – Cleyone Carmon “Pick” Ashcraft, 78, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010, at his home. He was affiliated with the Gospel Light House Pentecostal Church. He was a retired electrician with JESCO and an avid gardener and bird watcher. He had a love of God and country and was very active with the Republican Party.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Hayward Burcham officiating. Burial will be in the Liberty Memorial Gardens.
He is survived by three daughters, Carolyn (Don) Whitehead of Columbia, Tenn., Brenda (Marty) Barnes of Booneville and Sharon (Daryl) Burcham of Oxford; three sisters, Geraldine Hester, Shirley Isbell and Wanda Gray, all of Booneville; eight grandchildren, Jessica (Matt) Hart, Brandon (Annah) Barnes, Kyle (Whitney) Barnes, Cliff Sappington, Keaton Burcham, John Garrett Burcham, Luke Burcham and Callie Burcham.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Allie Kizer Ashcraft; his parents, Carl and Ruth Ashcraft; one daughter, Marilyn Sappington; two sisters, Eloise Butler and Zera Grace Ashcraft; and two brothers, Roy Milton Ashcraft and Bobby Loyd Ashcraft.
Visitation will be until service time today at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

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