Obituaries October 16, 2010

Ted Binzen Jr.
JOLIET, Ill. – Theodore L. “Ted” Binzen Jr., 55. resumed his eternal journey into the light on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010, after a brief stop on earth that started Nov. 24, 1954.
He leaves behind his mother and her husband, Georgia and Arthur Esp of Aberdeen; his father, Theodore Sr. of Joliet, Ill.; sons, Adam and Justin Holley, and Auston Feazel; companion, Teri Feazel; two sisters, Lori (Mike) Parker of Knoxville, Md., and Heidi (Jody) Jones of Aberdeen; two brothers, Michael (fiancée, Kelly) of Joliet, Ill., and Arthur (Rhonda) of Olive Branch; several aunts, nieces, nephews and grandchildren.
A graduate of Joliet Central High School, Joliet Junior College and Lewis University, he was most proud of not only seeing the 48 contiguous United States, but also claiming many friends along the way. His hobbies included photography, bicycling, motorcycling and golf, and he was a racing enthusiast.
Funeral services for Ted Binzen Jr. were held Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010, at 8 p.m. at the funeral home chapel. Interment was private. Visitation was at 5 p.m. Wednesday until time of services at Fred C. Dames Funeral Home in Joliet, Ill.

Eugene Eggerson
TAYLOR – Eugene Eggerson, 58, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, at his home in Taylor. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
Tommie Sue Pritchett
RIPLEY – Tommie Sue Pritchett died Friday, Oct. 15, 2010, at her home in Ripley. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ripley Funeral Home.
Bartelle Cox
EUPORA – Bartelle Rowe Cox, 94, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010, in Dawson, Ga.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora. Burial will be in the Providence Cemetery in Choctaw County.
Adgery Crider
IUKA – Adgery R. Crider died Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, after a brief illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson Funeral Services of Corinth.
Melanie Hill
WALNUT – Melanie Diane Hill, 28, died Friday, Oct. 15, 2010, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home in Ripley. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Warren Norwood
HURRICANE – Warren Norwood, 84, died Friday, Oct. 15, 2010, at his daughter’s home. He was a member of Hurricane Baptist Church, where he had served as a deacon. He was a graduate of Pinedale High School, where he was an All State basketball player from 1944 to 1946. He was awarded a basketball scholarship to Delta State College and was drafted into the Occupational Forces to serve in the Army in Japan. He retired from the MDOT as an inspector in the Engineering Department of the New Albany office, after 41 years of service. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed the art of trading.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Hurricane Baptist Church with Rev. Philip Brock, Rev. Kevin Merritt and Rev. Doug Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Sand Springs Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home in Ecru is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his daughter, Susan Jayne Hooker (Graden) of Pontotoc; one sister: Louise Kyle of Coldwater; two grandsons, Cade Hooker (Megan) and Colt Hooker (Brooke); four great-grandchildren, Sophie, Aden, Ella Kate and Braxton Hooker.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert L. Norwood and Cordie Warren Norwood; his wife of 56 years, Sis Norwood, and his wife, Mary Norwood; one son, Larry Graham Norwood; three sisters, Mable Dorsett, Blanche Baird and Jewel Norwood; five brothers: A.M. Norwood Sr., Stanley Norwood, Colonel “Buck” Norwood, Holder Norwood and Calvin Norwood.
Pallbearers will be Zubie Parrish, Phil Warren, Phil Robbins, Lynn Robbins, Howard Carnes and Melvin Dorrough. Honorary pallbearer will be Roy Dillard.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Hurricane Baptist Church.
Condolences may be offered at www.browningecru.com.
George Minor
ECRU – George Clay Minor, 79, died Friday, Oct. 15, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was a member of Harmony Baptist Church and a retired furniture factory worker. He had worked at Security Plus as a security guard.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Browning Funeral Home in Ecru with Rev. Joe Herndon officiating. Burial will follow in the Harmony Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home in Ecru is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his two daughters, Teresa Robbins (Wayne) of Ecru and Kimberly Jo Coker (Ronnie) of Abbeville; two sons, Steve Moody (Kathy) of New Albany and Anthony George Minor of Ecru; his sister, Mary Nell Smith of Myrtle; the mother of his children, Shirley Ann Hill Minor; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, G.W. Minor and Quay Carter Minor, and his three sisters.
Pallbearers will be Jason Robbins, Horace Kitchens, Justin Robbins, Brody Hendrix, Randy Wilson and Anthony Pegues.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be offered at www.browningecru.com
Michael Cates
GUNTOWN – Michael “Mike” Cates, 60, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn.
Emma Langford
AMORY – Emma G. Langford, 79, died on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Born on March 30, 1931, in Amory, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Alice Renfro Miller. A homemaker, Mrs. Langford was a member of First Baptist Church and was active with First Friends. Strong-willed and independent, she was passionate in everything she did, whether it was in her paintings, making porcelain dolls, or fixing things around the house. Having a distinctive grin and giggle, she enjoyed traveling, camping, socializing and eating with her circle of friends, gospel music and listening to Elvis Presley.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church with Dr. Allen Simpson and Bro. Jimmy McFatter officiating. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her sons, Herbert (Yvonne) Knight of Seattle, Wash., and Curtis (Tina) Knight of Amory; sisters, Mary Ratliff of Columbus, Gertrude Sanders of Amory, Helen (O.C.) Pace of Becker and Ruby Peach of Washington, Ind.; brothers, Wayne (Lois) Miller of Calera, Ala., and Basil (Marianna) Miller of Lackey; her grandchildren, Robert Knight, Josh (Carol) Knight, Nikki (Bryan) Wiggington, Tiffany Rooks and Nick (Vicki) Taylor; and her great-grandchildren, Addison and Silas Knight, and Ryli and Mollie Kayte Taylor.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 23 years, Charles Langford, and a brother, Felix Miller.
Honorary pallbearers will be Robert, Josh and Silas Knight, Bryan Wiggington, Dr. Bill Rogers and Shirley Pounders.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the service hour today at the church.
Memorials may be given to First Friends, P.O. Box 540, Amory, MS 38821; First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 540, Amory, MS 38821; or American Cancer Society, c/o Beth May, P.O. Box 269, Amory MS 38821.
Memories and condolences may be shared and viewed at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Sena Foster
GRAPEVINE, Texas – Sena Stewart Foster, 70, a longtime Tupelo resident and the widow of Al Foster, died suddenly on Friday, Oct. 15, 2010, at her home in Grapevine, Texas.
Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors. The service will be at 3 p.m. Monday in the Tupelo Chapel with burial in Tupelo Memorial Park.
Condolences may be e-mailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.
James Keys
PONTOTOC – James T. Keys, 57, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
Lou McCaine
TUPELO – Loufthese “Lou” Junior McCaine, 39, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, at his home. He was a very hard worker and a plumber by trade. An avid NASCAR fan, he enjoyed spending time with his children and family, especially cooking and grilling.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Bro. Gene O’Brian officiating. Burial will be in Sand Springs Cemetery at Hurricane.
Survivors include his wife, Suzanne McCaine; his children, Alexzandrea McCaine, Victoria McCaine, Elisha McCaine, Annaleigh McCaine, and a stepson, Austin Williams; one grandchild, Aubree Fernandez; two sisters, Melissa McCaine and Theresa McCaine; one brother, Larry McCaine; his mother, Patsy Williams; his father, Junior McCaine, and stepmother, Pat McCaine; and numerous cousins, aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mildred Inez DeVaughn and Lelon Jack DeVaughn, and Luther Ervin McCaine and Lottie D. McCaine.
Pallbearers are Thomas Alred, Joey Elliot, Eddie Hughes, Jeff Kilgo, Jeff Parchman and Daryl McCaine. Alternate pallbearers are Brad Baughman, Chris Hogue and Jody Kidd.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 1 p.m. to service time Sunday at the funeral home.
Dixie Petrie
CLEVELAND – Dixie Hawkins Petrie, 67, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010, at her home. She was born Jan. 14, 1943, in Hattiesburg to Rabon Adell Hawkins and Julia Bell Van Hawkins. She married Jerry Wayne Petrie on Aug. 24, 1964, in Cleveland. Mrs. Petrie graduated from Cleveland High School in 1961 and Mississippi State College for Women in 1964. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Cleveland. An avid gardener, she loved collecting antiques and spending time with her family.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Ray Funeral Home in Cleveland with Milton Byrd officiating. Burial will follow in the North Cleveland Cemetery.
She is survived by her children, Brian Petrie of Tupelo, Julie Wiley of Birmingham and Jennifer Dorris of Burbank, Calif.; her grandchildren, Justin and Savannah Dorris, Lindsey and Kenny Wiley, and Camden and Ella Petrie; three brothers, Mickey, Jack and Kenny Hawkins; her mother, Julia Bell Van Hawkins; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be John David Hawkins, Curt Dorris, Ray Hawkins, William Hawkins, Andy Hawkins and Brad Smith.
Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. today at Ray Funeral Home.
An online guestbook may be viewed and signed at www.rayfuneralhome.net.
Cid J. Jones
CALHOUN CITY – Cid J. Jones, 80, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010, at Calhoun Health Services in Calhoun City.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at New Hope Church of God in Christ in Bruce. Burial will be in the Pittsboro Community Cemetery. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday at the church.
To sign the online registry, visit www.bellememorialfuneralhome.com.
Earline Ramsey
IUKA – Mildred Earline “Sissie” Cooper Ramsey, 83, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, at Southern Magnolia Estates in Iuka. She was born July 7, 1927, in Henry County, Tenn., to Ben and Mildred Cooper. She graduated from Big Sandy High School in 1945. She married Jimmie Ramsey on Feb. 10, 1946. They celebrated their 51st anniversary before he died in 1997.
Mrs. Ramsey was an active member of Iuka Baptist Church, and she served on the Iuka Public Library Committee that was instrumental in the relocation and expansion of the library in 1969. She was also president of the Lucy Rowe Study Club and worked for many years at the Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service in Iuka. After her children went to college, she and her husband lived in Jackson for three decades before she returned to Iuka.
Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Dr. Ronnie Hatfield and Bro. Tim Dixon officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. today at the funeral home.
She is survived by her son, Dr. Darryl Ramsey of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; her daughter, Mitzi Norris (John) of Jackson; four grandchildren, Megan Jones (Thomas) of Knoxville, Tenn., Joshua Norris of Memphis, and Ben Ramsey and Will Ramsey, both of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; her brother, Pat Cooper (Barbara) of Midway, Ga.; and her sister-in-law, Eloise Foote of Iuka.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and two sisters, Mary Lynn Vester Rickman and Dodie Holland.
Memorials may be made to the Iuka Baptist Church Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, the Iuka Public Library, or another charity.
Harold Reichtmyer
BOONEVILLE – Harold E. Reichtmyer, 94, died Friday, Oct. 15, 2010, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford.
Graveside services with military honors will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Corinth National Cemetery. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from noon until 12:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Eugene Ward
JACKSON – Eugene Ward, formerly of Tupelo, died Friday, Oct. 15, 2010, at Rolling Hills Nursing Facility. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary.

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