OXFORD – Jimmie Carolyn Tatum Callicoat, 75, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, at her home in Oxford. She was born in Taylor. She was a secretary for the State of Mississippi for 44 years before retiring. She was an active member of Taylor Baptist Church, where she was on the Pulpit Committee and the Building and Grounds Committee. She was the caretaker of both Browning and Yocona Cemeteries. She enjoyed quilting, cooking, riding her tractor and spending time with her great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Taylor Baptist Church with the Rev. Steve Hurdle and Bro. Ross Robertson officiating. Burial will follow in Browning Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Martha Carolyn Ritter of Taylor and Libby Callicoat of Oxford; two brothers, Jim Q. Tatum Jr. and Frank Tatum, both of Taylor; one grandchild, Paul Michael Singletary; two great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Callicoat; her parents, Jim Q. and Grace Tatum; and a sister, Katherine Tatum Collins.
Visitation will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Memorial donations may be made to the Browning Cemetery Fund, 324 CR 321, Oxford, MS 38655 or to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, 5005 LBJ Fwy., Ste. 250, Dallas, TX 75244.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.
MARION, Ark. – Geneva Camp Sullivan, 91, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008, at her daughter’s home in Marion, Ark., after an extended illness. She was born Oct. 19, 1916, in Itawamba County to H.A. and Tester Leech Camp. She married Bert Sullivan in 1938; he died in 1986. She lived in Smithville for 30 years. She was a member of the Smithville United Methodist Church, where she was active in her choir. She enjoyed cooking and sewing.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Smithville with Bro. Sammy Washburn, Bro. Bobby Fowler and Leroy Camp officiating. Burial will be in the Young Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include one daughter, Ann Swindle (Danny) of Marion, Ark.; one sister, Lucy Markham of Tremont; and one brother, Henry Camp Jr. of Florence, Ala.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 48 years; one brother, Clevis Camp; and two sisters, Irene Coker and Evele Wilson.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. today and will continue until service time Saturday at the funeral home.
SMITHVILLE – Renee Adele Mathews Christensen, 58, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle after a brief illness. She was born March 9, 1950, in Aruba to George Baxter and Renee Marie Folders Mathews. She lived in Maitland, Fla., and in the Amory area for over 30 years. She was a mother and a homemaker. She enjoyed her children, husband, family, traveling and cooking.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with Bro. Jamie Stark and the Rev. Ricky Bowen officiating. Burial will be in the Young Memorial Gardens in Smithville.
Survivors include her husband, Val Richard Christensen of Smithville; two sons, Val Steven Christensen and Scott Richard Christensen, both of Smithville; two daughters, Renee Nicolle Christensen of Smithville and Danielle Adele Christensen Terry (Rev. James Dexter Terry Sr.); three brothers, George Baxter Mathews III of Winter Park, Fla., Richard Allen Mathews of Maitland, Fla., and Mike Mathews of Orlando, Fla.; and four grandchildren, Ashley Danielle Terry, James Dexter Terry Jr., Megan Michelle Terry and Sarah Rose Terry.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Pallbearers will be Val Steven Christensen, Evan Brantham, Jeremy Carroll, Kory Steele, John Kuykendall, John Bryce Kuykendall and James Dexter Terry Jr.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today and until service time Saturday at the funeral home.
ATLANTA – Sammie Gene Liggins, 59, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008, at Crawford Long Hospital in Atlanta, Ga. He was formerly of Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Hodges-Serenity Funeral Home.
OXFORD – James Edward Boyd, 66, died Monday, Sept. 29, 2008, at his residence in Oxford. He was born in Lafayette County, the son of Oscar Boyd and Dollie Mae Visor. He was a member of Harrisonville M.B. Church, where he served as an usher and choir member. He was a retired employee of the University of Mississippi. He loved people and seeing them laugh.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building in Oxford. The Rev. F.C. Kelson will officiate. Burial will be in Harrisonville Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Edith Raye Boyd of Oxford; seven daughters, Beverly Boyd, Carolyn Redmond, Betina Boyd, Zandra (Corie) Ales, Vonda Woods and Pamela Woods, all of Oxford, and Pam (Danny) Burt of Memphis; five sons, Carl Pettis, Gregory Woods, Mickey Woods, Willie K. Woods and Roderick Wilson, all of Oxford; four sisters, Mary E. Cox of Falkner, Sharon Boyd of Blue Mountain, Anna Lang of Dayton, Ohio, and Rosie Preston of Jackson; seven brothers, Oscar Boyd Jr. and Willie Boyd of Ripley, James A. Boyd of Hickory Flat, Ronnie Boyd, Ricky Boyd and Tim Boyd, all of Blue Mountain, Henry Boyd Sr. of Holly Springs and James Boyd of Louisville, Ky; one aunt, Earlie Mae Bost of Newark, N.J.; stepmother, Mary Lou Boyd of Ripley; 28 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today, with family present from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
THAXTON – Rita Mae Rose Gray, 62, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008, in Ecru. She was born Jan. 13, 1946, in Monroe County. She was a Baptist and worked in flea market sales.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Holly Springs.
Survivors include one son, James Miller of Memphis; two daughters, Dejuana Smith of Byhalia and Melissa Wright of Texas; four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Morris Gray, and her parents, Fred Takewell and Bobbie Shumaker.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
BOONEVILLE – Sally Pauline Jones, 87, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008, at the Landmark Nursing & Rehab in Booneville. She was a member of Oak Ridge Baptist Church and a retired employee of Blue Bell Manufacturing. She loved quilting and fishing.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. William J. Coats officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Betty Coats (Myron) of Blackland; one grandson, Mike Coats (Michelle); three great-grandchildren, Alec, Christian and Gage Coats; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Lenar Prentiss Michael; her husband, Rob Jones; one son, Bobby Jones; seven sisters, Alma Robinson, Polly Wallis, Nancy Butler, Lela Wheatley, Mary Tigrett, Bertha Garrett and Gladys Gardner; and two brothers, Kirt and Cleveland Michael.
Pallbearers will be K.B. Robinson, Larry Garrett, David Inman, Keith Vaughn, Lee Jones, Ken Scott, Gary Birch and John O’Shields.
Visitation will continue until service time today.
COLDWATER – Ted Louis Harris, 55, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. He was formerly of Michigan City. He was a member of Sand Hill M.B. Church at Lamar and a member of Greenwood Masonic Lodge No. 68. He was a machine operator for Carrier Inc. for 18 years.
Services will be at noon Saturday at Sand Hill M.B. Church with the Rev. Etoy Bogard officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Bernice Echols Harris of Coldwater; two daughters, Tiffany Harris of Memphis and Andrea Colllins of Compton, Calif.; two sons, Mario Harris and Rico Harris of Memphis; two stepdaughters, LaShundra Wooten and Monica Wooten of Coldwater; a stepson, Quanten Wooten of Coldwater; 11 grandchildren, four sisters, Jessie Mae Hampton, Marsel Owens and Georgia Cole, all of Ashland, and Annie Mason of Memphis; two brothers, Dwight D. Harris of Memphis and George Grant Harris of Ashland.
He was preceded in death by four siblings, Tommie Nunnally, Classie Evans, Mattie Tatum and Willie Louis Harris.
Pallbearers will be from the Ashland High School Class of 1971.
Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from 11 to 11:55 a.m. Saturday.
FORT STOCKTON, Texas – Martha Pounds Wilson, 74, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008. She was born Feb. 10, 1933, in Jacksboro, Texas, to Farris Pounds and Hazel Gillam.
Services were Monday, Sept. 29, at First Christian Church in Fort Stockton, Texas, with Ernest Wagner officiating. Burial was in East Hill Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home of Fort Stockton was in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Bruce Wilson; one son, David Crocker and Cynthia of Calhoun City; one daughter, Patricia Vance and Jerry of Vardaman; two brothers, Danny Pounds and Dennie of Canyon, Texas, and Sammy Pounds and Wanda of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; one sister, Betty Pounds of Albuquerque, N.M.; her grandchildren, Candace Crocker, Jay Vanlandingham and Amanda, Machele Vanlandingham, Calby Crocker, Carissa Crocker and Christa Crocker; and a great-grandson, Trey Vanlandingham.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Donald and Tommy Crocker; one brother, John Robert Pounds; and two sisters, Jerry Bennett and Dee Jamison.
RIPLEY – Jessie Burke “Uncle B” Hurt, 86, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008, at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Ripley. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a retired farmer and factory worker. He was a member of Mt. View Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and a Sunday School teacher. He was Sunday School superintendent for more than 50 years at Community Baptist Church and Mt. View Baptist Church.
Services were Thursday, Oct. 2, at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Bro. Randy Hurt and Bro. Jim Irvin officiating. Burial was in Tippah Memorial Gardens in Ripley.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Nylene Bryant Hurt of Ripley; two daughters, Brenda Kay Gaspard (Rick) of Jackson and Sharon Ann Rainey (Tommy) of Falkner; one son, Danny B. Hurt (Barbara) of Saltillo; nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jess and Carrie Moore Hurt, and three brothers, Ramsey S. Hurt, Ira C. Hurt and an infant twin brother.
Pallbearers were Jeremy Rainey, Josh Rainey, John Basham, Keith Chandler, Jason Gaspard and Scott Hurt.
Grandchildren and great-grandchildren serves as honorary pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852.
To view and sign the guestbook online, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.
Glen O. Dearman
TUPELO – Glen O. Dearman, 82, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital-Booneville after a long illness. He was born June 22, 1926, in Chesterville to Willie and Alice Dearman He was a lifelong resident of Lee County. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a retired employee of Day-Brite Lighting after 40 years of service. He was a longtime member of East Main Church of Christ. In his early years, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He enjoyed finishing guns, fixing lawnmowers and watching Country Music Television. He loved being able to help his neighbors with different projects when asked.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Darrell Beard officiating. His son, Louie Dearman, will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park with military honors.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Laverne Dearman of Tupelo; two daughters, Julia Wood and Ewing of Dorsey, and Janet Byrge and Jerry of Helenwood, Tenn.; two sons, Louie Dearman and Charlotte of Tupelo, and Terry Dearman and Karen of Saltillo; nine grandchildren, T.J. Dearman, Wesley Boland and Melissa, Angie Boland, Michael Wood and Amanda, Tammy Yant and Charlie, Curtis Byrge and Shanna, Bridgett Byrge, Diana Byrge and Aimee Dearman; eight great-grandchildren, Cole and Seth Boland, Autumn and Austin Wood, Andria and Tristam Yant, and Harvey and Hannah Byrge.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, David Dearman; and 16 brothers and sisters.
Pallbearers will be Michael Wood, Curtis Byrge, Robert Post, T.J. Dearman, Jerry Byrge and Ewing Wood.
Honorary pallbearers will be Woody Turner, James Lee Smith, C.B. Davis and L.E. Lamb.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
MEMPHIS – Jessie Emmitt Holt, 60, died Monday, Sept. 29, 2008, at Wesley Highland Manor in Memphis. He was formerly of Holly Springs. He was a self-employed auto mechanic.
A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home Chapel in Holly Springs.
Survivors include two sons, Marcus Dunlap and Kevin Richardson, both of Memphis; his mother, Joella Jones Holt of Tunica; and a sister, Ann Ethel Childress of Oklahoma.
He was preceded in death by a son, Jermaine Richardson.
WEST POINT – Helen Elizabeth Spurgeon Rowles, 83, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008, at her home. She was born Aug. 29, 1925, in Cliftonville to Ralph McNabb and Helen Wootten Spurgeon. She lived in West Point most of her life. She worked as a legal secretary for Noel Malone and later for Harvey S. Buck. She then worked many years as executive secretary to Jimmy Bryan. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in West Point.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Robinson Funeral Home Chapel in West Point with the Rev. Don Bishop officiating. Burial will be in Haughton Memorial Park in Amory.
Survivors include one daughter, Mary Ann Sanderson (Steve) of Amory; two sons, Louis Rowles of Amory and Jim Rowles (Anne) of Madison; three grandchildren, Meagan Elizabeth Rowles and Laura Rowles of Madison, and Katharine Elizabeth Sanderson of Amory; one brother, Ralph McNabb Spurgeon Jr. (Dorothy) of Cliftonville.
She was preceded in death by an infant son, Ralph Jackson Rowles; an infant granddaughter, Mary Margaret Sanderson; her parents; and a sister, Ann Spurgeon Megehee.
Pallbearers will be Kenny Dill, Jimmy Bryan, Gerald Oswalt, Scotty White, Steve Sanderson and Ben Riley.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Andrzej Wartak, Dr. T.N. Braddock, and her longtime neighbors and friends.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Natalie Jane Hood Fund, c/o Jason Hood, 1218 Brown St., Amory, MS 38821; or Amory Humane Society, P.O. Box 218, Amory, MS 38821.
ABERDEEN – Infiniti Shamiya Stephen, 11, died Monday, Sept. 29, 2008, at Pioneer Community Hospital in Aberdeen. She was a sixth grade student at Prairie Elementary School. She loved riding bicycles, Dora, her classmates and church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Aberdeen High School gym with Pastor Clinton McFarland officiating. Burial will be in Oddfellows Rest Cemetery. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her mother, Tiffany A. Stephen, and her father, Earnest Lee McAllister; and three sisters, Mercedes, Portia and Alexius Stephen.
She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Sara McAllister; her grandfather, James Moore; and her great-grandmother, Annie Beth Lyons.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
NEW ALBANY – Ruby Haydock died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, at Dogwood Plantation in New Albany. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service.
BOONEVILLE – Rayburn McAnally, 77, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, at Darlington Oaks Community Hospice in Verona. He was born Jan. 9, 1931, in Itawamba County to Sam and Jessie Jackson McNally. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Cold War. As a franchise owner of Sunbeam Bakery, he worked developing and servicing accounts. His faith was Church of Christ. He enjoyed gardening and farming.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Tony Brown officiating. Burial will be in East Marietta Cemetery.
Survivors include one brother, Cleburn McAnally of Marietta; one sister, Juanita Tynes of Madison; one granddaughter, Amy Tennison West (Garnet) of Pontotoc; two great-granddaughters, Paige West and Alexandra West of Pontotoc; one grandson, Andy Tennison of Atlanta; one nephew, Tony McAnally (Donna) of Santa Monica, Calif.; two nieces, Sharon McAnally Harris (Rick) of Carol Stream, Ill., and Donna Tynes Weida (Dana) of Oklahoma; two grandnieces, Erin McAnally of Illinois and Sara Harris Malloy (Steve); and two grandnephews, Danny Harris of Carol Stream, Ill., and Nathan Weida of Oklahoma.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Walter Ray McAnally.
Pallbearers will be John Harris, Garnet West, Alvin Meeks, Eugene Lawson, Mike Carter, J.T. Jackson and Coley Hopkins.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time today.
SHANNON – Corsit Lee Buchanan died Friday, Sept. 26, 2008, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Aug. 1, 1935, in Chickasaw County to Charlie and Beatrice Gardner Buchanan. He graduated from Siggers High School in 1957. He was an employee of Delta for 33 years before retiring in 2001.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Johnson Chapel Baptist Church in Shannon. The Rev. Marvin McWhorter will officiate. Burial will be in Johnson Chapel Cemetery. N.L. Jones and Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Phyllis Gray (Rickey) of Chicago; four granddaughters, Nina, Seirra and Megan Dawson, and Jhaque Gray; two grandsons, Willie and Jordan Gray; one great-grandchild, Mionna Gray; three sisters, Willie Mae Buchanan, Shirley Dennis and Beatrice Buchanan, all of Tupelo; four brothers, Louis Buchanan of Columbus, Eddie T. Buchanan of Shannon, and Elbert Buchanan (Katie) and Trey Gene Buchanan, both of Tupelo; one aunt, Tillie Lue Givhan of St. Louis, Mo.; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Josephine Dawson, and two brothers, Charlie Buchanan Jr. and Tobe V. Buchanan.
Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Willie Ray Brooks
SHANNON – Willie Ray Brooks, 48, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Oct. 30, 1959, in Shannon to Annie Mae Brooks and Albert Brooks Sr. He was employed with Burlington Northern Railroad for 24 years. He enjoyed baseball, cooking, and socializing and entertaining all he came into contact with.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Poplar Springs CME Church in Shannon. Burial will be in the Black Oak M.B. Church Cemetery in Okolona. N.L. Jones and Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his mother, Annie Mae Brooks of Shannon; one daughter, Carmen Gary (Ramon) of Tupelo; one grandson, Carson Rousseau; a special friend, Anna “Puddin” Moore; three sisters, Delores Fields (Charles) and Glorious White of Shannon, and Margaret Carouthers (Sam) of Okolona; three brothers, Albert Brooks Jr. (Joyce), Ronald Brooks and Russell Brooks, all of Shannon; two aunts, Reo Bogan and Alice Donegan, both of Shannon; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Albert Brooks Sr., and his grandparents.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
HOULKA – Hilda Chrestman Thompson, 96, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Nov. 25, 1911, in Chickasaw County to Charles Eldridge Chrestman and Maggie Mae Collums Chrestman. She was a retired elementary school teacher and principal for 48 years at Buena Vista and Houlka. She was a devoted Sunday school teacher for more than 60 years and a member of Houlka First Baptist Church.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Houlka First Baptist Church. The Rev. Bruce Cappleman, the Rev. David Blackwell and the Rev. Jonathan Childress will officiate. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Houlka. Houston Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include four nieces, Reita Windham, Margo Terry, Kay Allison and Claire Easley; three nephews, Charles Chrestman, John Chrestman and Kim Chrestman; and her special caregivers, Rita Tyson, Gladys Tudor and Shirley Williams.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Dera Chrestman and Marjorie Chrestman Keith; and two brothers, Wilton Chrestman and James Chrestman.
Pallbearers will be William Alvin Collums, Richard Chrestman, Bobby Albert Chrestman, John McClendon, Jimmy Guy McDonald and Tommy Washington.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the church.
Memorials may be made to Houlka First Baptist Church, 504 Griffin Ave., Houlka, MS 38850; or Rose Hill Cemetery Fund, c/o Ken Westmoreland, 1194 CR 20, Houlka, MS 38850.
Family and friends may sign the online register book at www.houstonfuneralhomems.com.
WHEELER – Lois Magnolia Hooper, 97, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008, at her home after a long illness. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Onnie Ralph, Bro. Bobby White and Bro. Stanley Robinson will officiate. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery.
Survivors include five daughters, Sylvia Trofimchuck (Frank) of Wisconsin, Betty Saylors (Alvie), Brenda Shouse (James) and Glenda King (Doyle), all of Altitude, and Edith Davis of Tupelo; five sons, Charles Hooper of Wheeler, Hilton Hooper (Betty) of Seneca, Ill., William Joe Hooper (Linda) of Potts Camp, Jimmy Hooper (Betty) of Iuka and J.W. Hooper (Lois) of Glen; 42 grandchildren, 114 great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Rosetta Lee Pate; her husband, Henry Grady Hooper; one son, Billy Hooper; one daughter, Linda Holley; three grandsons, Michael Hooper, Troy Hooper and James Richard Tyler; one granddaughter, Regina Hooper; and one great-granddaughter, Jenny Keller.
Pallbearers will be Jeff King, Daryl Holley, Fred Tyler, Darron Michael, Phillip Durbin, Dennis Hooper, Gary King, Alvie Dowdy and Jason Hooper.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Saturday.
RIPLEY – Terry Taylor Lewellen, 65, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008, at his home in Ripley. He was the retired owner of Lewellen Furniture and a Methodist.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley. Bro. Randy Hamilton will officiate, and Bro. Howard Goolsby will assist.
Burial will be in Tippah Memorial Gardens in Ripley.
Survivors include two sons, Mitch Lewellen (Krista) and Chris Lewellen (Carolyn), both of Ripley; four sisters, Wanda Goolsby, Betty Crawford (Victor) and Teresa Farrell, all of Ripley, and Liz Wilbanks (Dwight) of Southaven; three brothers, Jerrell Lewellen and Rick Lewellen (Rose), both of Ripley, and James Lewellen (Loren) of Collierville, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Madyson, Reaghan and Jon Lewellen, and Brady and Rachel Lewellen, all of Ripley.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Ruby Dees Lewellen.
Pallbearers will be Stoney Cox, Sam Lewellen, Mike Goolsby, Jerrell Lewellen Jr., Oneal Wilbanks and Lamont Cook.
Honorary pallbearers will be J.C. Hamilton, Victor Crawford and Dwight Wilbanks.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 7 a.m. to service time Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Roger Childs, The Peoples Bank, P.O. Drawer 419, Ripley, MS 38663.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.
Dr. John Alford
TUPELO – Dr. John Marvin Alford, 87, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, at the V.A. Nursing Facility in Kosciusko. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Holland-Harris Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel.
RIPLEY – William Horace Shackelford, 86, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home.
ASHLAND – Claudia Gail Liner, 53, died Monday, Sept. 29, 2008, at a Tupelo hospital. She was a native of Cleveland, Tenn. She was a member of Big Spring United Methodist Church and attended Liberty Methodist Church in Mississippi. She was an employee of the Mississippi Farm Bureau in Holly Springs for 10 years. She was an active resident of the Snow Lake community, where she was involved in volunteer work.
She loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Jim Rush Funeral Home of Cleveland, Tenn., North Ocoee Chapel, with the Rev. Lyle White officiating. Burial will be in Double Springs Baptist Church Cemetery in McMinn County, Tenn.
Survivors include her mother, Dorothy Liner of Cleveland, Tenn.; a sister, Kay Williams of Cleveland, Tenn.; a brother, Clifford “Cliff” Liner (Cynthia) of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; one niece, Kristi Liner Parker (Luke) of Murfreesboro; four nephews, Jeremy Williams and Sean Williams of Cleveland, Tenn., and Anthony Sellers and Isaac Sellers of Murfreesboro; two great-nephews, Garrett Parker and Josh Parker; two aunts, Frankie Womac and Catherine Leamon of Cleveland, Tenn.; two uncles, Marshall Liner of Apison, Tenn., and Carlos Liner of Calhoun, Tenn.
She was preceded in death by her father, R.C. Liner; her grandparents, Lester and Zena Burris, and O.L. and Loma Liner; and several aunts and uncles.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.