Obituaries October 13, 2011

By NEMS Daily Journal

Lula Mae Goode
OXFORD – Lula Mae Gardner Howard Goode, 97, died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Mrs. Goode retired 35 years ago from Big Yank Corp. in Water Valley. She was a member of Midway United Methodist Church. She attended Yocona High School. She enjoyed gardening, quilting, flowers, gospel music and her church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Howard Camp of Oxford; a son, Gerald Howard and his wife, Ann, of Lafayette, Tenn.; one brother, Fred Gardner of Senatobia; nine grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Eddie Howard and Van Goode, and a son, Wayne Howard.
Memorial contributions may be made to Midway United Methodist Church, c/o Angela Hill, 149 CR 415, Oxford, MS 38655.
For online condolences, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.

Doug Green
OXFORD – James Douglas “Doug” Green Jr., 58, died Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford.
A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. today at Waller Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be from 2 until 4 p.m. today at Waller Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
To sign an online guestbook, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.

Iola Craine
HOLLY SPRINGS – Iola Lee Craine, 75, died Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, at Alliance Health Care.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Rising Star M.B. Church of Holly Springs. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

James Murphy
BOONEVILLE – James Murphy, 61, died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, at the Sanctuary Hospice House. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn.
Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. Monday.

Marie Shelby
ASHLAND – Hazel Marie Shelby, 84, died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, at the Tippah County Hospital Nursing Home in Ripley. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home in Ripley.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
To access the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.

Annie Dugard
BALDWYN – Annie Eveline Dugard, 76, died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, as the result of an auto accident. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting and reading her Bible. She was a homemaker and member of First Pentecostal Church of Baldwyn.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Braxton Rutland officiating. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery.
She is survived by four children, Judy Baker of Saltillo, Eugene Dugard (Susie) of Guntown, Donald Dugard of Baldwyn and Kathy Duderstadt (Jimmy) of Baldwyn; one sister, Ruby Bell of Baldwyn; six brothers, John Horton of Arkansas, Alton “Jack” Horton (Katherine) of Mantachie, Franklin Horton of Baldwyn, Danny Horton of Baldwyn, Calvin Horton of Baldwyn and Harold Horton of Indiana; 16 grandchildren, Lane Palmer (Randle), Marie Tyra, Darrell Bridges, Cory Bridges, Stephanie Bridges, Johnathon Timms, Chris Dugard, Kayla Martin, Kyle Martin, Gracie Dugard, Donald Dugard Jr., William “Billy” Dugard, Derrick Dugard, Angela Faye Pounds, Angie Marie Duderstadt and Matilda Duderstadt; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred “Freddy” Dugard; her parents, Thomas Horton and Ethel Stafford Horton; three children, Diane Tyra and infant twins; three grandchildren, Bobby Tyra, Sammy Tyra Jr. and Misty Gail Dugard; and one brother, Bill Horton.
Pallbearers will be Derrick Dugard, Donnie Dugard, Kyle Martin, Marc Tyra, Chris Dugard, Johnathon Timms and Daryle Bridges.
Maudie Buse will be an honorary pallbearer.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home.

John Pittman
TUPELO – John Pittman, 68, died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, at his residence after an extended illness. He was born in Tylertown on Aug. 15, 1943, to Thomas J. and Donys R. Pittman. He earned a degree in Accounting from Mississippi State University. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church and a veteran of the United States Army. He served on the TCT Board for 13 years and the MACA Board. He was a member of the Falls River Hunting Club. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Private graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Priceville Cemetery. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Sherry Pittman; four children, Samantha P. Cox (David), Jenner P. Young, Jonathan A. Pittman (Hope) and Justin D. Pittman, all of Tupelo; three brothers, Danny R. Pittman of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Joe A. Pittman of McComb and Harry Pittman of Cleveland; six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his grandson, Samuel Reese Cox; and his brother, Robert A. Pittman.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Catch Kids, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the Sanctuary Hospice House.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Lenora James
BRUCE – Lenora Baker James, 88, died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, at the Bruce Community Living Center. She was born March 3, 1923, at Big Creek in Calhoun County. She was a retired licensed practical nurse who worked for the Bruce Hospital, Bruce Community Living Center, Dr. Crocker and Dr. Harrison. She was a member of Westside Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce. Bro. Darrel Logan will officiate, and Bro. Kevin Chrestman and Bro. David Poynor will assist. Burial will be in the Bruce Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Mary Ellen James Hunt of Oxford; two sons, Buddy James (Gail) and Billy Ray James (Theresa), all of Bruce; a sister, Martha F. Massey of Paris; three brothers, J.S. Baker (Mary), Bobby Baker (Dorthia) and Durrell Baker (Dorothy), all of Bruce; grandchildren, Jeremy James, Josh James, Jesse James, Erin Beth James Earnest, Danielle Hunt, Caleb Winfield and Nikki Stamper; 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, D.B. James Sr.; her parents, J.S. Baker Sr. and Raythel Crenshaw Baker; and two brothers, Shaw Baker and Willie “Son” Baker.
Pallbearers will be Paul Carroll, Joe Cowsert, Will Earnest, Jason Hyde, Jerry James and Larry Joe James.
Online condolences may be made at www.parkermemorialfuneralhomes .com.

Ocell Herron
NEW ALBANY – Ocell Herron, 93, died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany.

Eugenia Feemster
NEW ALBANY – Eugenia Feemster, 81, died Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, at her home. She was born Jan. 13, 1930, in Mississippi to James Leroy and Lillie Mae Luke Treadwell.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three children, Patricia Armistead of New Albany, and Robert Byrd and Jeffrey Feemster of Ashland; three grandchildren; 18 siblings.

Betty Ellis
NEW ALBANY – Betty Ellis, 68, died Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Aug. 17, 1943, in New Albany to Oneal Palmer and Cecilia Pearl Young.
Private services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Serenity Funeral Home Chapel in New Albany. Burial will be in Center Cemetery in New Albany.
Survivors include her children, Elizabeth Little of Memphis and Tommie Little of Hickory Flat; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren.

Wilbie Turbyfill
VINA, Ala. – Wilbie Turbyfill, 77, died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, at Community Hospice at Darlington Oaks in Verona.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Pilot Hill Baptist Church in Vina, Ala. Burial will be in Pilot Hill Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay, Ala., is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday.

Rock Caston
GLEN – Rock Caston, 61, died Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, at his home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Glen. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Glen is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Alonzo Riley
SHANNON – Alonzo Riley, 82, died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born May 14, 1929, in Itawamba County to Willie Clifford Riley and Edna Rogers Riley. He was a member of Pine Grove M.B. Church and later moved his membership to New Bethel M.B. Church in Plantersville. He was married to JoeAnna Morris for 40 years.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Mt. Zion M.B. Church in Verona with Rev. Chris Traylor officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery in Dorsey. Agnew amp& Sons Funeral Home of Verona is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include eight daughters, Helen Wren (Willie) and Gweb Riley, both of Shannon, Joyce Ann Partlow, Linda McMillian (David) and Adell Riley, all of Verona, Rhonda Shannon of Nettleton, Lonnie Gamble and Alfredia Starnes (Marcus), both of Tupelo; three sons, Lawrence Riley, Wendell Riley and Robert Pound, all of Tupelo; 56 grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one sister, Elnora Nells of Verona; and one brother, Willie C. Riley of Verona.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Bobby Dale Riley; three brothers, Clarence, Ernerst and Cleodis Riley; and two sisters, Lillian Riley and Correne Riley.
Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. today with the family hour from 5 to 6 p.m. today.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry at www.agnewandsons.com.

Mary McCoy
TUPELO – Mary McCoy, 63, died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, at her home in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew amp& Sons Funeral Home of Verona.

Lois V. Cook
BLUE MOUNTAIN – Lois Virginia “Tut” Cook, 73, died Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at Rest Haven Health and Rehab. She was born April 16, 1938, to Ralph Knox and Lillie Hill Knox.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Antioch M.B. Church at Blue Mountain with the Rev. H.G. Evans offriciating. Burial will be in Academy Cemetery at Blue Mountain. Foster amp& Son Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include a son, Frank Cook of Blue Mountain; a granddaughter, Breneta Cook of Holly Springs; two sisters, Lottie Cook of Blue Mountain and Mary Alice Gilbert of New Albany; one brother, Harvey Lee Knox of Blue Mountain; two sisters-in-law, Ruby Payton of Blue Mountain and Lula Jackson of Ripley; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin D. Cook; her parents; two brothers-in-law, Charles H. Cook and Hugh Paul; one sister-in-law, Ruth Knox.
Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Friday with the family hour from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time Saturday.

Robert J. Edgeston
CHICAGO – Robert J. Edgeston, 59, died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, at Christ Hospital in Oaklawn, Ill. He was born April 2, 1952, to Virge Edgeston and Rena Mae Edgeston in Tippah County. He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church since an early age.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Foster amp& Son Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with the Rev. Tito Gibbs officiating. Burial will be in Ruckersville Cemetery at Falkner.
Survivors include his mother, Rena M. Edgeston of Ripley; one sister, Starlene (James) Johnson of Ripley; two brothers, Virge Ras Edgeston of Ripley and Bobby Prather of Memphis; a special niece, Denise Edgeston; nephews, Darius Saint, Laquail Johnson and Virge Edgeston; a special friend, Ester Wells.
He was preceded in death by his father, Virge Edgeston; a sister, Rose Mary Adams; his grandparents, Julie M. and Robert Bell, Flen and Mamme Edgeston; and aunts, Shirley (Will) Prather and Joan (Shelley) Edgeston.
Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Friday with the family hour from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time Saturday.

Shiloh Faith Hart
BLUE SPRINGS – Shiloh Faith Hart, infant, died Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center Women’s Hospital.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Ecru City Cemetery with Bro. J.W. Owen officiating. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her mother, Crystal Hart, and her father, Jackie Hart; a sister, Dakota Hart; two brothers, Brent Garriott and Anthony Hart; and her grandparents, Lynn and Shelia Dobbs, and Ray and Debbie Cole.

Moses H. Tuggle
BRUCE – Moses H. Tuggle, 81, died Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce.

Tommie B. Kennedy
TOWN CREEK, Ala. – Tommie B. Kennedy, 78, died Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, at Community Hospice at Darlington Oaks in Verona. She was born April 17, 1933, to Leona and Wes Beaver. She was a member of White Zion Presbyterian Church and a retired employee of Precision Foods in Tupelo. She enjoyed cooking for her family and friends.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at White Zion Presbyterian Church Cemetery in the Furrs community. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include four daughters, Brenda Kay Hopkins of Whitesburg, Ky., Sarah Ann Kennedy of Tupelo, Sheri Lane Hester of Pontotoc and Marie Kennedy Ellis (Mark) of Aynor, S.C.; grandchildren, Wes Swan, Rick Hopkins, Chris Kennedy, Blake Kennedy, Ashton Braham, Buddy Kennedy, Tyler Gregory, D.J. Hester, Nathan Hester, Kennedy Ellis and Ryann Ellis; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mildred Smith of Mobile, Ala., Damie Riddle of Ozark, Ala., and Mary Caudill of Brea, Calif.; a brother, Lyona Beaver of Tuscumbia, Ala.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur F. “Bud” Kennedy; son, Thomas Franklin “Frank” Kennedy; sisters, Lennie Keenum, Edris Carter, Grace LeMay and Etta Kempe; and two brothers, Foch Beaver and Lilburn Beaver.
Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Rickey Berry
PONTOTOC – Roderick “Rickey” Berry, 51, died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. A native of Pontotoc, he was the son of Sallie Hill Berry and the late Arthur Berry. He was a member of Center Hill M.B. Church in Houlka. He loved cars, having fun and drinking his coffee. He was also known as “Dickey.”
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Usher Valley United Methodist Church. Rev. Linda Walker will officiate. Burial will be in Pontotoc City Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his mother, Sallie Berry of Grand Rapids, Mich.; five daughters, Contessia Williams of Pontotoc, Ogina McIntosh, Kwanyah Cross, Latisha Roberson and Tiffany (Roger) Luster, all of Grand Rapids; nine sons, Rickey (Jessica) Cross, Tyron (Sarah) Berry and Daniel Cross, all of Grand Rapids, Davius Wilson of Pontotoc, Derrick Berry, Jermichael Gilliam, Matthew Berry and Jermaine Gilliam, all of Tupelo, and Alfred Long of Shannon; three sisters, Zelda Ford, Becky Berry and Shirley Berry, all of Grand Rapids; 10 brothers, Leon (Ophelia) Berry, Arzell Berry, Samuel Berry, Robert (Denita) Berry, Herbert Berry and Jeffery (Ramona) Berry, all of Pontotoc, Willie (Geneva) Berry, Lambert Berry, Herman Berry and Mitchell (Lisa) Berry, all of Grand Rapids; and 34 grandchildren.
Visitation is from 2 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mary Hathcock
AMORY – Mary Green Frederick Hathcock, 91, died on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, at Golden Living Center. Born on July 14, 1920, in Marion County, Ala., she was a daughter of the late Eldon and Pearl Thompson Frederick. She attended Monroe County School. On Dec. 28, 1948, she married Napoleon Hathcock. Before becoming a homemaker, Mrs. Hathcock worked as a seamstress in the garment industry and owned and operated Hathcock’s Cloth Shop. She was a member of New Hope Primitive Baptist Church. Very caring, outgoing, and having an infectious smile, her life was centered on her faith and family; she and her husband were inseparable. In addition to being the family historian, she enjoyed sewing, quilting, singing, fellowshipping with her friends, reading and gospel music.
She is survived by her daughters, Marilyn Hathcock of Smithville and Melissa H. Miller (Bronson) of Amory; son, Dwight Hathcock (Sible) of Smithville; sisters, Doris Irvin of Smithville and Lyn Horn of Amory; brother, Gary Frederick of Smithville; and 34 nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Napoleon Hathcock; a son, Dwayne Hathcock; and a brother, Coleman Frederick.
A Celebration of Life Service will be at 2 p.m. today at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Elder Tim Cunningham officiating. Burial will follow in New Hope Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Tim Irvin; Steve Horn; Keith, Randy and Andy Hathcock; Greg Coker and Taylor Horn.
Visitation will continue until the service hour today.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Patsy Cunningham
AMORY – Patsy Jane Hall Cunningham, 51, died on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, at Community Hospice at Darlington Oaks. Born on March 10, 1960, in Monroe County, she was a daughter of Cleve Hall and the late Ida Lee Duke Murff. She attended Greenwood Springs and Smithville schools. On Oct. 19, 1982, she married Donald Cunningham. Before becoming a homemaker, she had worked as a seamstress at Gattman Manufacturing and as a packer at Arvins. She was of the nondenominational faith. A wonderful wife and mother, Mrs. Cunningham enjoyed spending time with her family and grandson, singing, Mississippi State football games, watching television, and listening to gospel and country music.
She is survived by her husband, Donald Cunningham of Amory; daughter, Samantha C. Hyde (Sam) of Amory; her father, Cleve Hall (Dorothy) of Nettleton; grandson, Alex Hyde; brother, Gene Hall (Janie) of Booneville; stepsisters, Patricia Reeves (Bill) of Nettleton and Louise Cox (Dale) of Fulton; stepbrothers, J.T. Tubb (Cheryl) of Coral Springs, Fla., and Donald Tubb of Shannon; niece and nephew, Leigh Ann Holifield and Tommy Hall; and special friends, Irene Pace and Katie Bowman.
In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her grandparents, Patra Bridges, and Jasper and Alice Hall.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Yielding officiating. Burial will follow in Baker Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Howard, James and Tommy Hall; Ronnie Colburn; Roy Graham; and Josh Cunningham.
Visitation will continue until the service hour today.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.