Obituaries, Oct. 26, 2004

Charles Boyd

BYHALIA – Charles Edwin Boyd, 69, died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2004, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. He was a retired employee of Aluimax.

Services were Saturday, Oct. 23, at Brantley Funeral Home in Olive Branch. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Hernando.

Survivors include his wife, Margie Marie Boyd of Byhalia; two daughters, Susan Renee Cummings of Byhalia and Pamela Jean Boyd of Memphis; three sons, William Edwin Boyd of Memphis, Paul David Boyd of Southaven and Joseph Arnold Boyd of Hernando; a stepson, Timothy Edward Whiteside of Sommerville, Tenn.; his mother, Virdie Boyd of Hernando; two sisters, Faye Jones of Senatobia and Elizabeth Shackelford of Hernando; five grandchildren, one great-grandchild.

Billy Talley

CORINTH – Billy Linn Talley, 52, died Friday, Oct. 22, 2004, at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He was a retired officer for the Shelby County, Tenn., Sheriff's Office. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart Award from the Shelby County Sheriff's Office for injuries received on the job. He was a former member of the Shelby County Sheriffs Association. He attended Kossuth and Corinth high schools. He was retired from the Army National Guard. He was a Mason, a Shriner and a member of the Ridgeway Baptist Church in Memphis.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Coleman-Family Chapel with Bro. Jimmy Vanderford and Bro. Pete Wooley officiating. Burial will be in Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Alcorn County.

Survivors include his wife, Debra Follin Talley of Memphis; his mother, Eloise Hinton Talley of Corinth; a son, Marcus Christopher Talley of Corinth; a daughter, Ashley Loren Talley of Memphis; a brother, Eddy Talley of Corinth.

He was preceded in death by his father, Quinton Talley; a sister, Barbara Kent; a niece, Jennifer Timleck; and his grandparents, Lester and Minnie Talley, and Brown and Ruby Hinton.

Pallbearers will be John Talley, Michael Phillips, Jason Null, Jeff Null, John Phillips and Nick Bryson.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. today until service time Wednesday.

Albert C. Aldridge

IUKA – Albert C. Aldridge, 70, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2004, at the Iuka Hospital.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Ludlam Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Burcham officiating. Burial will be in the Aldridge Family Cemetery in Iuka.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Aldridge of Iuka; two sons, Bobby Lynn Aldridge and wife, Teresa, of Belmont and Tim Aldridge and wife, Reba, of Iuka; two daughters, Lois Ann Reid Westbrooke of Vina, Ala., and Tammy Sauls and husband, Timothy, of Dennis; 13 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Marshall and Lois Aldridge; and a son, Rickie Aldridge.

Peggy Howell

SENATOBIA – Peggy Lynn Howell, 54, died Monday, Oct. 25, 2004, at her home. She was born March 29, 1950, in Banner to Elton Howell and Ida Elvie Ledbetter Howell.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with the Rev. William Lee Jenkins officiating. Burial will be in Bruce Cemetery.

Survivors include three sisters, Lynda Patterson of Senatobia, Jimmie Messer of Olive Branch and Martha Bailey of Duck Hill; two brothers, Jerry Howell of Memphis and Everett M. Howell of Hernando.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Ronald Howell.

Pallbearers will be Mike Bailey, David Jensen, Jeff Patterson, Donnie Howell, Steven Jensen and Lamar Crowder.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Hildred H. Farned

OKOLONA – Hildred Harris Farned, 89, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. She was born Sept. 12, 1915, in Chickasaw County to the late Ben and Bell Burleson Harris. A lifelong Chickasaw Countian, she retired in 1979 as cafeteria manager for the Okolona Public Schools. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Okolona, but had faithfully attended New Hope United Methodist Church for several decades. She enjoyed fishing, playing canasta, yard work and flower gardening. Her yard was chosen Yard of the Month many times.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Oddfellows Cemetery with the Rev. William “Bill” Harrison officiating. Lee Memorial-Okolona Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two sons, James Richard “Jimmy” Farned of Santa Barbara, Calif., and Charles Albert Farned of Okolona; a grandson, Alexander “Alex” Farned of Tupelo; two sisters-in-law, Blanche Stancil of Houston, Texas, and Lucille Nokleby of Mouldin, S.C.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Pallbearers will be Harold Jolly, Phillip Jolly, Matt Butler, Chad Decanter, Wade Nicholson and Steve Butler.

Honorary pallbearers will be Fred Murphree, Robert McCoy, David Jolly, Ricky Decanter and her caregivers at Shearer-Richardson Nursing Home in Okolona.

Visitation will be at Okolona Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m. today and from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Wednesday.

Memorials may be made to New Hope United Methodist Church, Route 1, Box 54, Okolona MS 38860.

Elmo Hopper

FALKNER – William Elmo Hopper, 86, died Monday, Oct. 25, 2004, at the Tippah County Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ripley Funeral Home.

Edgar Wadkins

IUKA – Edgar Earl Wadkins died Monday, Oct. 25, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home.

Genia Phillips

DENNIS – Genia Wright Phillips, 103, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2004, at the Care Center of Red Bay, Ala. She was born Oct. 17, 1901, to the late William Franklin and Elizabeth Martin Wright. She attended Tishomingo Agricultural High School and received a B.A. degree in education from Southern Mississippi University. Most of her teaching career was spent teaching English and literature in Prentiss and Tishomingo counties. She also served as a girls basketball coach at New Site. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Tishomingo County Retired Teachers Association.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Parish Hartley officiating. Burial will be in Lindsey Cemetery.

Survivors include a sister, Mary Carson of Iuka; a special niece, Celeste Scruggs and husband, Gerald, of Iuka; nieces, Carol Elizabeth Bolton of Russellville, Ala., and Eunell Puttman of Iuka; four nephews, Aaron Carson, Donnie Carson and Boots Carson, all of Iuka, and Travis Wright of Florence, Ala.; a daughter-in-law, Nora Newell of Byhalia; her caregiver, Shirley Harrison and husband, Glen, of Belmont.

She was preceded in death by her husband of more than 50 years, L.G. Phillips; a son, Laemon Phillips; her parents; a sister, Mae Carson; and two brothers, Tom Wright and Drew Wright.

Pallbearers will be Aaron Carson, Donnie Carson, Glen Harrison, Boyd Lee Tidwell, J.P. Wilemon and Johnny B. Moore.

Visitation will continue until service time today at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to the First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 855, Belmont MS 38827 or a favorite charity.

Lorine Bullen

MADISON, Ala. – Lorine Bostick Bullen, 98, died Monday, Oct. 25, 2004, at the Madison Manor Nursing Home in Madison, Ala. A native of Itawamba County, she was a former resident of Red Bay, Ala. She was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Red Bay.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Deaton Funeral Home in Red Bay with Bro. Mike Sparks officiating. Burial will be in Red Bay City Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Bill Bullen and wife, Bonnie, of Decatur, Ala.; a daughter, Carolyn Spearman of Huntsville, Ala.; a sister, Elwa Tiffin of Iuka; three grandchildren, Karen Bullen, Carol Bullen, and Joe Spearman and wife, Eliza; two great-grandchildren, Carolanne Spearman and Betsy Spearman.

Pallbearers will be John Bostick, Hal Keeton, Brooks Davis, Dr. Jim Nabers and Butch Keeton.

Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Red Bay, Ala.

Willie L. Blake

OXFORD – Willie L. Blake, 92, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2004, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. He was a native of Lafayette County and a farmer.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Beverly United Methodist Church in Oxford. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Hodges Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a son, Leroy Blake of Oxford; a sister, Christine Jenkins of Chicago; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren.

David Strickland

CORINTH – David Clemmer Strickland, 68, died Monday, Oct. 25, 2004, at his home. He was a master electrician, a homebuilder and a member of IBEW. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and a member of Hopewell Methodist Church. He loved his family and friends.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with the Rev. Charles McGill officiating. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery with military honors.

Survivors include two sons, Marty Lee Strickland of Pickwick, Tenn., and David Carl “C.B.” Strickland of Starkville; three daughters, Melissa Loyd and husband, Gary, Nicole Phillips and husband, Reggie, and Rae Brooks and husband, Shane, all of Corinth; eight grandchildren, Scott Strickland, Ryan Strickland, Ashton Brooks, Alexis Brooks, Alex “Duckling” Brooks, Alisha Brooks, Caitlin Loyd and Jessica Brooks; a brother, Bobby Strickland of Corinth; two sisters, Sue Grisham and husband, Milford, and Doris Brewer and Jerry, all of Corinth; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin Luther Strickland and Mabel Clemmer Strickland; a brother, Elmer Strickland; a sister-in-law, Viola Strickland; a nephew, Martin “Scooter” Strickland.

Pallbearers will be Milford Grisham, Danny Potts, Reggie Phillips, Shane Brooks, Mark Strickland, Joel Strickland, Mike Strickland and Donnie Grisham.

Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. to service time Sunday.

Letress Joyner

TUPELO – Letress Martin Joyner, 77, died Monday, Oct. 25, 2004, at her home after a long illness. She was a retired officer manager and a Baptist.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Kenneth Pollock officiating. Burial will be in East Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Holland Joyner and wife, Thresia, of Endville; two grandchildren, Rachelle Park and husband, Kevin, and Holland Ray Joyner Jr., all of Endville; four great-grandchildren, Laura Kate Park, Hannah Park, Joshua Park and Elijah Park; a niece, Frankie Jane McCain of Tupelo.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Melissa Martin; her husbands, Harold Joyner and Bobby Patterson; and a brother, Purdy Martin;

Pallbearers will be Gerald Scott, James Smith, Buddy McCollum, James McCain, Marty Burcham and Ted Burcham.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

Jerry Kuxhause

FULTON – Jerry Lee Kuxhause, 64, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Feb. 9, 1940, to Emanuel M. and Marian Depiesse Kuxhause. He was a Catholic and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was an avid gardener and outdoorsman.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. James Earl Wilson and Mike Deaton officiating.

Survivors include a daughter, Cindy Thomas and fiance, Tim Hayes, of Fulton; a brother, Fred Kuxhause of Salina, Kan.; special friends, Peggy Hayes and family, and Gary Gray.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Sandy McBride, and a brother, Jack Kuxhause.

Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to service time Wednesday.

Nodeina S. Vance

HOUSTON – Nodeina S. Vance, 63, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was an employee of Houston High School.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Houston High School gym. Burial will be in Chandler Grove Cemetery at West Point. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her mother, Martha Ward; her children, Lonnie B. Vance, Willie Earl Vance and wife, Shirley, Caesar Vance and wife, Eloise, Calvin Vance and wife, Du Juana, Jimmy Dale Vance, and Clendora V. Khayyam and husband, Omar; seven sisters, Georgia Bell Pierce, Nola Doss, Bertha Gates, Dorothy Ward, Gloria Lyons and Clara Ward; 11 brothers, Henry Vance, Emerson Vance, Andy Vance, Jessie Vance, Bobby Ward, Jessie Ward Jr., Renth Randle, Willie Charles Ward, Curtis Ward, Raymond Ward and Michael Ward.

Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Albert Derring Jr.

ST. LOUIS – Albert Derring Jr., 55, died Friday, Oct. 22, 2004, in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Darden and Sons Funeral Home of Amory.