Obituaries, Oct. 8, 2004

Brunetta R. Moore

RED BANKS – Brunetta R. Moore, 78, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Mt. Newell M.B. Church in Red Banks and a former member of Pleasant Grove M.B. Church in Red Banks.

Services will be at noon Saturday at Mt. Newell M.B. Church with the Rev. Arthur Fitchpatrick officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Newell Memorial Garden. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Savaniel Moore of Red Banks; three daughters, Pattie Raimey of Holly Springs, and Gwendolyn Moore and Terrie Moore of Memphis; a stepdaughter, Rose Anna Elmore of Chicago; six sons, Othello Robinson and Savaniel Moore Jr. of Holly Springs, David Moore, Ronald Moore and Thomas Moore, all of Memphis, and Steven Moore of Red Banks; two stepsons, Sidney Moore of Portland, Ore., and Frank Ellis of Red Banks; five sisters, Wilana Bridgeforth, Elizabeth Cumberland, Shelby X Moody and Vannette X Lemon, all of Chicago, and Armelda Bates of Rockford, Ill.; two brothers, James Robinson of Red Banks and Charles Robinson of Kansas City, Kan.; 44 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 11 to 11:55 a.m. Saturday at the church. There will be no viewing after the eulogy.

Martha Dillard

DETROIT, Ala. – Martha Dillard, 49, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004, at her home. Born in Sulligent, Ala., she was the daughter of the late Houston and Hattie Williams Merchant. She lived in Sulligent most of her life. She was a member of the Eastern Star and Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Norwood Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Charles Gilbert officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Kathy and Dale Flippo of Detroit, Ala.; a stepdaughter, Tammy Dison of Millport, Ala.; a son, Michael and Amanda Dillard of Ethelsville, Ala.; four grandchildren, Jennifer Flippo, Justin Flippo, Houston Flippo and Brandon Dillard; two stepgrandchildren, Chris Burns and Bridgett Burns; four sisters, Peggy and Doc Dillard, Wanda Norris, Janice and Matt Dillard, all of Sulligent, and Francis and Dale Pennington of Gattman; two brothers, James and Nancy Merchant of Sulligent, and Donald and Judy Merchant of Houston; a special friend, Randy Crisel of Hamilton, Ala.

She was preceded in death by a stepgrandson, Jason Burns.

Pallbearers will be Danny Dillard, Kevin Dillard, Donnie Dillard, Randy Dillard, David Merchant and Steve Merchant.

Bettie Brackett

BROOKSVILLE – Bettie Jean Jamison Brackett, 65, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004, at the St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson. She was a retired teacher from the Prairie Opportunity Head Start program.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Mariah M.B. Church in Macon with the Rev. Thomas Doss officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Carter's Mortuary Services of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her mother, Bertha Harris Jamison of Macon; two sons, Earnest Bernard Brackett of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Kenneth Delane Brackett of Brooksville; a daughter, Jacqueline A. Brackett of Jackson; two brothers, Johnnie Harris of Indianapolis, Ind., and James Stewart of Belleville, Mich.; a sister, Mary Jean Weaver of Martinsville, Tenn.; six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie L. Brackett; her father, Eddie Jamison; a brother, Carl Harris; and a sister, Lucille Robinson.

Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday.

Carrie G. Miller

WEST POINT – Carrie G. Miller, 97, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004, in Columbus. She was a retired elementary school teacher in the Clay County and West Point City School systems.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul United Methodist Church in West Point with the Rev. Embra Jackson officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in West Point. Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a daughter, Mildred Patricia Porter Hubbard of Columbus; a granddaughter, Yolanda Courington; two great-grandchildren, Kei Yonda Courington and Jonathan Courington Jr.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

George Brooks Sr.

WEST POINT – George Brooks Sr., 57, died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the UFCW Local No. 1991 Bryan Union Hall in West Point with Bishop T.T. Scott officiating. Burial will follow in Sykes Cemetery in Aberdeen. Carter's Mortuary Services is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Ann Jamison Brooks of West Point; a son, George Brooks Jr. of Philadelphia, Pa.; a daughter, Lithornia Faith Brooks of West Point; five brothers, Clarence Brooks and Willie Brooks of West Point, Jessie Brooks of Aberdeen, James A. Brooks of Kansas City, Mo., and Early Brooks Jr. of South Carolina; a granddaughter, Terry Brooks.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Early Brooks Sr. and Ada Lue Brooks; and a sister, Laretha Brooks White.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Valarie J. Collins

WEST POINT – Valarie J. Collins, 27, died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004, at Clay County Medical Center in West Point. She was born Feb. 28, 1977, in West Point. She was a member of Union Star M.B. Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Union Star M.B. Church with the Rev. Larry Strong officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Carter Mortuary Service is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include four sons, Ralpheal Collins, Zavier Collins, Christopher Collins and Quantiouvs Chandler; four daughters, Okemia Collins, Anneshia Bobo, Kristian Bobo and Tawanda Collins; seven brothers, Lewis Collins III and wife, Janice, of South Carolina, Henry Collins, Johnny Collins, Jerry and Yolanda Collins, Phillip and Tonya Collins, Mario and Patricia Collins, and Jason Collins of Los Angeles; four sisters, Jeannette and Henry Smith, Betty and Tommy Edwards, Rosie and Alphonzo Jones, and Deloris and Shawn Doss.

She was preceded in death by her father, Louis Collins Jr.; her mother, Lucille Collins;

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Madison Bryant

VARDAMAN – James Madison Bryant, 11, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004, at Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center in Memphis. He was born March 2, 1993, to James Victor Bryant Jr. and Mary Ann Thompson in Tupelo. He was a sixth grade student at Vardaman School and a member of the Vardaman First Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Vardaman First Baptist Church with the Rev. Dale Easley, the Rev. William Montgomery and Bro. John Paul Bryant officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Vardaman. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Vardaman is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his father, James Victor Bryant Jr. of Vardaman; his mother and stepfather, Mary Ann and Ronny Paden of Houston; special adoptive parents, Dub and Wanda Collums of Houston; a half sister, Taylor Marie Thompson of Houston; two stepbrothers, Jacob Paden and Little Ronny Paden of Houston; adoptive brothers and sisters, Rannie Collums of Okolona, Zakory Collums of Tupelo, and Shelia Collums and Boomer Collums of Houston; his great-grandmother, Glady M. Bryant of Vardaman; his grandparents, Fred and Sarah Thompson of Houston, and Jerry and Melinda Bryant of Vardaman.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Victor Bryant, and James Inmon and Robbie Mae Inmon.

Pallbearers will be Michael Kendall, Davin Parker, Richard Haire, Kenny Tallent, Clyfton Cardwell and Lee Warren.

Honorary pallbearers will be Boomer Collums, Jacob Paden, Zakory Collums, Michael Bryant Jr., Joe Eric Byars, Summer Kilgore, Ashley Bryant, Harlie Bryant, Shaun Kilgore and Taylor Thompson.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center, 332 Lauderdale St., Memphis TN 38138.

Wallace Bailey

NEW ALBANY – Wallace Wesson Bailey, 89, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today.

Vickie Brown

BENTON, La. – Vickie Lee Jordan Brown, 44, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004, in Benton, La. She was born June 17, 1960, in Memphis to Harmon Jordan and Evelyn Gresham Jordan. She was a homemaker and a member of Old Oak Grove Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Sanford officiating. Burial will be in Old Oak Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Brown of Benton, La.; her parents, Harmon Jordan and Evelyn Jordan of Myrtle; two daughters, Larisa Hamblin of Ecru and Nicole Baldwin of Hernando; two brothers, Teddy Jordan of Myrtle and Douglas Jordan of New Albany; two grandchildren, Cameron Grisham and Heidi Hamblin.

Alexandria Lepard

BLUE SPRINGS – Alexandria Nicole Lepard was born and died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany. She was the daughter of Richard and Melodi Lepard.

Services were Thursday, Oct. 7, at New Harmony Baptist Church with the Rev. Terry Hall and the Rev. Terry Rodgers officiating. Burial was in New Harmony Cemetery.

Survivors include her parents, Richard and Melodi Lepard; her grandparents, Richard and Vicki Roberts, and Keith and Shelly Ivy; her great-grandparents, Louise Roberts, Charlie Lepard, Artis and Bessy Roberts, and Cora Mae Roberts; many aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by a great-grandfather, James Richard Roberts, and a great-grandmother, Jo Anne Lepard.

Mryl Jean Lee

BOONEVILLE – Mryl Jean Lee, 70, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004, at her home after a long illness. She was retired and a member of the Rienzi Church of Christ. She was a caregiver to many.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Steven Hodgin officiating. Burial will be in Carter's Chapel Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Melissa Cole, and Susie McCreary and husband, James, of Booneville; two sons, John D. Lee of Rienzi and Robert Lee and wife, Linda, of Booneville; a brother, George Darst and wife, Tommie Nell, of Jacinto; five grandchildren, Christie Kelly and husband, David, Terry Stark and wife, Tracy, Brandy Lee, Tanya Lee and Josh McCreary; six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, R.W. Lee Sr.; a son-in-law, Johnny Hank Cole; and a brother, Clayton Darst.

Pallbearers will be George T. Darst, Chuck Landry, Tony Moore, Rony Moore, Ryan Moore and T.J. Moore.

Visitation will continue until 9 p.m. today and until service time Saturday.

Terry Cunningham

OKOLONA – Terry Cunningham died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004, in Okolona. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial Funeral Home of Okolona.

M.L. Ward

HOLLY SPRINGS – Murl “M.L.” Ward, 62, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, at Alliance Health Care in Holly Springs. He was born June 14, 1942, in Port Gibson. He was employed at Sparks Farm in Lamar.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Serenity Funeral Home Chapel and at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Rollins Funeral Home Chapel in Port Gibson. Burial will be in McKay Cemetery in Port Gibson. Serenity Funeral Home and Rollins Funeral Home are in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Roberta Ann Kimmons-Ward of Holly Springs; four daughters, Denetrice Ward of Tallulah, La., Loria Byum and Stephanie Byum of Dallas, Texas, and Barbara Frazier of Riverside, Calif.; four stepdaughters, Genia Isom and husband, Terrance, Roxann Mitchell, Tenell Kimmons and Lashelle Kimmons, all of Holly Springs; three stepsons, John Watson and Pernell Kimmons of Holly Springs, and Jamie Kimmons of Aurora, Ill.; a sister, Gladys Ward of Detroit, Mich.; six brothers, Jimmy Stamps Jr. and wife, Gloria Jean, Tommy Lee Stamps, Rooservelt Stamps and Willie Stamps, all of Tallulah, La., Leon Stamps of Detroit and Charlie Stamps of Phoenix, Ariz.; 13 grandchildren, one great-grandchild.

Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. today.

Friends will serve as pallbearers.

Arlene Sanders

OXFORD – Arlene Sanders, 91, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Philadelphia M.B. Church in Oxford with the Rev. Alfred Hall officiating. Burial will be in Philadelphia Cemetery in Oxford. Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Alice Smith of Oxford; a brother, Lee Ernest Williams of Oxford; four grandchildren, Thelma Isom and husband, Earnie, and Alice Jones, all of Oxford, and Patricia Smith and Debra Smith of Milwaukee, Wis. 11 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Walter Miller

BRUCE – Walter Miller, 81, died Monday, Oct. 4, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a native of Tuscaloosa, Ala. He was a member of Clark Chapel M.B. Church, where he was a deacon and a Sunday school teacher. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of American Legion Post 50 in Calhoun City.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Clark Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Houlka with the Rev. Edward Lee officiating. Burial will be in East County Line Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Hattie Miller of Bruce; two daughters, Catherine and Winston Cobb of Ecru, and Barbara and Jessie Gordon of Houlka; four sons, Mack and Mollie Bean, Walter Jr. and Carolyn Miller, and Richard and Shelia Miller, all of Pontotoc, and Howard and Frances Miller of Randolph; 23 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Frances Windham

STARKVILLE – Frances Rice Bartran Windham died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004. She was a 1943 graduate of Mississippi State College for Women with a bachelor's degree in home economics. She joined the Mississippi State University staff as a research scientist in human nutrition, retiring after 20 years. She was a volunteer at the Starkville Heritage Museum and a member of the Octoc Community Club. She was a lifelong supporter for many charities, including French Camp Academy and Palmer Home for Children in Columbus. She enjoyed traveling. She lived life her way and enjoyed every minute of it.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Welch Funeral Home in Starkville with the Rev. Danny Rowland officiating.

Survivors include two sisters, Augusta Steiner of Gautier and Jeannette Hill of Lakeland, Fla.; two sons, Phillip C. Windham of Starkville and Ryan I. Windham of Gulfport; a daughter, Jorie M. Taquino of Starkville; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

There will be no visitation or graveside service.

Memorial donations should be made to the Palmer Home for Children, 912 11th Ave., Columbus MS 39701.

Hettye Carter

BUFFALO, Mo. – Hettye Watkins Carter, 95, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004, at Colonial Springs Healthcare Center. She was born Aug. 15, 1909, in Mississippi. She taught school for 40 years in 12 different states. She was a member of the First Christian Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Robinson Funeral Home in West Point with the Rev. Dick Russell officiating. Burial will be in the Palo Alto Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Ben L. Carter of Buffalo, Mo.; several cousins in the Clay County area.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time Saturday.

Kenneth Moss

PONTOTOC – Kenneth Frank Moss, 58, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004, at his home in Pontotoc. He was a medical caregiver at West Jefferson Hospital in Marrero, La., and a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. He enjoyed flowers, gardening and helping others.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home with Bro. Lewis Harrell officiating. Burial will be in Collums Cemetery.

Survivors include his mother, Alice Laverne Lindsey; his father, Carroll M. Moss Sr.; his caregiver, Frank Hattit; a brother, Carroll Moss Jr. and wife, Bee; four sisters, Bartha Snider and husband, Jim, Patsy Ball, Judy Jones and husband, Charles, and Pam Delatte and husband, Robert; nieces and nephew, Tammy Holder, Sandy Walls, Robbie Moss, Stepphaie Tauli, Alice Morgan, Amy Alford, Shellie Alford, Danielle Alford and Heather Delatte.

He was preceded in death by a son, Anthony Moss; a nephew, James Ball Jr.; and a brother-in-law, James Ball.

Pallbearers will be Jim Snider, Danell Alford, Robbie Moss, Nathen Moss, Jimmie Holder and Charles Jones.

Visitation will continue from 9 a.m. to service time today.

Leon Waller

GUNTOWN – Clifford Leon Waller, 75, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004, at his home. He was a veteran of World War II. He was a retired employee of Peachtree Fabrics and a member of the First Baptist Church of Saltillo.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gary Watson officiating. Burial will be in Haughton Memorial Gardens in Amory.

Survivors include his wife, Mozell Rogers Waller of Guntown; two sisters, Betty Fern Inman of Minnesota and Barbara Holley of Middleton, Texas; a brother, Cecil Waller and Angie of Minnesota; three sisters-in-law, Evelyn Rogers of Saltillo, Jean Cole of Amory and Reba Mortenson of Jacksonville, Fla.; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and four brothers-in-law.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Pannell, Charlie Palmer, Bobby Crouch, Van Rogers, Tommy Minich and Robert Herring.

Lovie McIntosh

NETTLETON – Lovie Hughes McIntosh, 77, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004, at the Care Center of Aberdeen. She was born Aug. 25, 1927, to the late Abraham and Lavonia Hughes in Chickasaw County. She was a former member of Pleasant Grove M.B. Church at Buena Vista. She later moved her membership to Springhill M.B. Church in Nettleton, where she was a faithful member until her health failed. She was the widow of Eddie McIntosh Sr.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Springhill M.B. Church in Nettleton with the Rev. Johnny Jointer officiating. Burial will be in Mullens Cemetery in Nettleton. N.L. Jones Funeral Directors of Tupelo is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three daughters, Amber Foster and husband, Arthur, of Camp Shelby, Hannah Smith of Verona and Linda McIntosh of Tupelo; three sons, Eddie McIntosh Jr. and Robert McIntosh Sr. of Nettleton, and Glen McIntosh of Tupelo; two sisters, Mattie Ross of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Judy Bradford of Gary, Ind.; nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to services Saturday.

Mary L. Poole

ABERDEEN – Mary L. Poole, 85, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004, at the Care Center of Aberdeen. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen.

James Stanford

BARTLETT, Tenn. – James Stanford, 75, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004, at Methodist North Hospital in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.

Travis J. Bennett

AMORY – Travis J. Bennett, 84, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.

Ed L. Bacon

CLYDE, Texas – Ed L. Bacon, 70, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, in Clyde, Texas. He was born Sept. 16, 1934, in Bruce to Philip and Annie Edwards Bacon. He attended school in Nettleton. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 10 years. He married Betty Sue Hatley on March 5, 1956, in Nettleton and they moved to Clyde, Texas, from Anson, Texas, in 1985. He was a truck driver for Container Carrier Services and a member of Central Baptist Church in Abilene, Texas.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bailey Funeral Home in Clyde, Texas, with Bro. Billy Sellers and the Rev. Rufus Wilson officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Plantersville.

Survivors include his wife, Betty, of Clyde, Texas; three sons, Eddie Bacon and Lee Bacon of Yakima, Wash., and Phil Bacon of Spur, Texas; three daughters, Pam Broadus and Ann Maner of Clyde, Texas, and Denese Red of Okolona; 22 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and one brother.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Wanda Kirk

WALNUT – Wanda Gayle Wilbanks Kirk, 53, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004, at her home in Walnut. She was an employee of Dover Elevator in Walnut and a member of Christ Temple Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Community Pentecostal Church in Walnut with Pastor Tim Wilbanks and Bro. Clay Hall officiating. Burial will be in Community Pentecostal Church Cemetery in Walnut. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Jerry Kirk of Walnut; two sons, John Kirk and wife, Misty, and James Kirk, all of Walnut; her stepmother, Jean Wilbanks of Walnut; two brothers, David Wilbanks and wife, Peggy, and Bobby Wilbanks and wife, Patsy, all of Walnut; a stepdaughter, Tammy Cox of Adamsville, Tenn.; a stepbrother, Tony McNair of Walnut.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Hall and Mae Wilbanks; a son, Randy Gene Kirk; and a brother, Mitchell Wilbanks.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Wilbanks, Alan Wilbanks, Scott Wilbanks, Mitch Wilbanks, Michael Wilbanks and Tommy Hopper.

Visitation will continue at the church until service time.

Margaret Richardson

TUPELO – Margaret Richardson, 93, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, at the Mitchell Center in Tupelo. She was a native of Sedalia, Mo., and a graduate of Missouri State Teachers College. She was a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church.

A memorial service will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Mike Hicks officiating. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.

Survivors include a daughter, Carol Elliott and husband, Dr. John Elliott, of Tupelo; three grandchildren, John Elliott and wife, Leslie, of Tallahassee, Fla., Mary Margaret Cox and husband, Brent, of Houston, Texas, and Kathryn Lake and husband, Chris, of St. Louis, Mo.; five great-grandchildren, William and Claire Elliott, Taylor Cox, and Meghan Margaret and Drew Lake.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Col. Frederick H. Richardson, DDS, and her parents, Rev. John and Frances Mill.

Honorary pallbearers will be Alan Bank, Dr. Benton Hilbun, Gray Megginson, Dr. Leighton Pettis, Bobby Gaines and Dr. Marion Winkler.

Visitation will be from 2:30 p.m. to service time today.

Memorials may be made to St. Luke United Methodist Church, 1400 Clayton Ave., Tupelo MS 38804; Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 192, Tupelo MS 38802; or Traceway Manor, 2800 W. Main St., Tupelo MS 38801.

Mary Yancey

RIPLEY – Mary Ethel Yancey, 86, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004, at Rest Haven Nursing Home. She was a Baptist and a retired nurse's aide.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Baker and the Rev. Elmer Paseur officiating. Burial will be in Jumpertown Cemetery.

Survivors include her niece and caregiver, Nell Self; a niece, Jan Beisk of Olive Branch; five nephews, Dr. Rex Yancey of Pascagoula, William “Buck” Yancey of Yuma, Ariz., Dr. Don Yancey of Augusta, Ga., Billy Yancey of Olive Branch and Ricky Yancey of Nashville, Tenn.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Beulah Aldridge Yancey; two sisters, Myrtle Stokes and Mattie Key; and five brothers, Will Lee Yancey, Marshall Yancey, Earl Yancey, Vance Yancey and Clinton Yancey.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Stokes, Keith Stokes, Steve Stokes, Donnie Stokes, Dr. Tommy Simpson and Rick Parks.

Visitation will continue from 6:30 a.m. to service time today.

Johnny D. Timmons

RIPLEY – Johnny D. Timmons, 84, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004, at the Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. He was a member of Blue Mountain Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was the body shop manager for Farrow-Ward for 45 years.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Joe McKnight officiating. Burial will be in Camp Ground Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Junie Cartwright Timmons of Ripley; a daughter, Jeanette Plaxico and husband, Charles, of Ripley; two sons, Billy Joe Rainey and wife, Jovonna, of New Albany, and Roger Cartwright and wife, Sherry, of Ripley; a sister, Josephine Bridges of Indianapolis, Ind.; six grandchildren, Chuck Plaxico of Columbus, Ohio, Charlene Herring of New Albany, Lindsey Defir of Memphis, Samuel Edge of Booneville, Delton Cartwright of Ripley and Lucas Cartwright of Ripley; seven great-grandchildren.

He was receded in death by his parents, John P. and Mary Timmons; two sisters and three brothers.

Pallbearers will be Rodney Lewis, Dennis Lewis, Bobby Gates, Jimmy Windham, Bud Huddleston and James Thomas.

His brothers-in-law will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Terry Bryant

RIPLEY – Terry Cornelius Bryant, 91, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004, at the Tippah County Hospital. He was retired from Building Trades Labor Union Local 220. He was a member of Deentown Baptist Church. He was a good storyteller, loved to talk and never met a stranger.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at McBride Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Edd McCafferty officiating. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery in Ripley.

Survivors include a son, Raymond F. Bryant and wife, Mary, of Bakersville, Calif.; two grandsons, Zachary Bryant of North Hollywood, Calif., and Michael Bryant of Bakersfield, Calif.

He was preceded in death by a son, Larry Wayne Bryant; his parents, Elisha F. and Ida Smith Bryant; five sisters and six brothers.

Pallbearers will be Braxton Coombs, Butch Coombs, Steve Cohea, Terry Davis, James Gurley and Michael Cohea.

Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 7 a.m. to service time Saturday.

Catherine Hendrix

AMORY – Catherine Harrison Gregory Hendrix, 90, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004, at the Riverplace Nursing Center in Amory. She was born in Monroe County and lived most of her life in Hatley. She was a member of the first graduating class at Hatley High School. She was a member of Hatley Church of Christ and an employee of Wilson Manufacturing Company before retirement. She enjoyed cooking and shopping.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Pickle Funeral Home in Amory with Fred Webb and Bruce Holt officiating. Burial will be in the New Hope Cemetery.

Survivors include three brothers, Lucian F. Harrison of Amory, James H. Harrison and wife, Virginia, of Amory, and Donald B. Harrison and wife, Marcelle, of Olive Branch; two sisters, Mary Ellen Root of Milwaukee and Ruth Gay Torrey of Sarasota, Fla.; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur Metro Harrison and Beatrice Bell Parham Harrison; her husbands, Hunter Gregory and Henderson Hendrix; and a brother, Loy D. Harrison.

Pallbearers will be Dale Howell, Charles Turner, Ronald Harrison, Eddie Comer, Donnie Harrison and Jerry Edwards.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Curtis Jenkins

AMORY – Curtis Donnell Jenkins, 54, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a member of St. Paul M.B. Church in Amory. He was a 1968 graduate of West Amory High School and a graduate of Mississippi Valley State University in Itta Bena, where he studied history and music with emphasis in communication. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving three years in Germany. He was a former employee of WZBR with a Sunday morning gospel show. He was a former employee of WKRA in Holly Springs. He was currently working at WTVA in Tupelo in film operations. He was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi chapter, Zeta Zeta Zeta and the NAACP. He was a true Democrat.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul M.B. Church with the Rev. Marquette Rogers officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery in Amory. Darden and Sons Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a daughter, Cheryl D. Jenkins of New Orleans; two brothers, Michael Jenkins of Amory and Derrick Jenkins of Fort Washington, Md.; five sisters, Bessie Blair of Fort Washington, Md., Juliette Smith of Haverstown, Md., Addie Colburn of Tupelo, Johnnie Goins of Springfield, Va., and Vickie Jenkins of Amory.

Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to services.

Pearlie Ellis

TUPELO – Pearlie Mae Ellis died at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Darden and Sons Funeral Home of Amory.

Charlie E. Morton

WEST POINT – Charlie E. Morton, 55, died Monday, Oct. 4, 2004, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was a farmer and a member of Spring Creek M.B. Church.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Concord M.B. Church in West Point. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Westbrooks Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred Davidson; a son, Charles E. Davidson; a stepson, Napoleon Davidson; a daughter, Rochelle Morton; a stepdaughter, Annie Davidson, all of West Point; his mother, Robbie Morton of West Point; brothers, Willie Morton, Cleveland Morton, Robert Morton and James Morton, all of West Point, and Ben Morton of Aberdeen; sisters, Daisy Walker and Ruby Allen of West Point and Annie Ism and Joyce McCoy of East St. Louis, Ill.; three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Robert Davidson; his father, Harvis Morton Sr.; and two brothers, Harvis Morton Jr. and Jessie James Morton.

Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. and a wake will be from 6 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Christine B. Jones

BROOKSVILLE – Christine B. Jones, 73, died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. She was born Feb. 23, 1931. She was a homemaker.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Greenfield M.B. Church in Brooksville. Burial will be in Toliver Chapel Cemetery. Westbrooks Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a son, Robert E. Jones; four daughters, Catherine Payton, Christine McCullough and Jacqueline Barnes, all of St. Louis, and Lucy Brown of Columbus; two sisters, Mattie Beck and Mahalia Beck; five brothers, Walter Beck, Harrison Bush, James Beck, Nathan Beck and Hayward Beck.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Hayward and Juanita Beck, and a daughter, Yvonne Jones.

The body will lie in state at the church from noon to service time Saturday.

Reomia Lyles

DORSEY – Reomia Dorothera “Rae” Lyles died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004. She was born Jan. 14, 1929, in Plantersville to Earlie Sargent and Sherman Lyles. She received her education at Meriden High School in Ok