Obituaries October 18, 2011

By NEMS Daily Journal

Lincoln Rogers
HOLLY SPRINGS – Lincoln Clarence Rogers, 61, died Saturday, Oct. 15,
2011, at his home in Holly Springs.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Coleman Funeral Home
Chapel in Oxford.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today and from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be left at www.colemanfuneralhome.com.

Doris Coggin
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Helen Doris Strawhorn Coggin, 72, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, at Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Va. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later
by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Alvernia Holliman
WEST POINT – Alvernia Perry Holliman, 83, died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, at her home.
Services will be at noon Wednesday at Mt. Hermon M.B. Church. Burial will follow in Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Carter Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Joey Sloan
SHANNON – Joey Sloan, 56, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, at his home
after a sudden illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.

Antonique Thomas
PALMETTO – Antonique Thomas died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones and Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo.

Bonnie Turner
BYHALIA – Bonnie Turner, 68, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, at her home.
Services were Monday, Oct. 17, at Meadow Brook Baptist Church. Burial was in the Byhalia Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Online condolences may be made at www.hsfuneralhome.com.

Ruthie Ivy
OXFORD – Ruthie Ivy, 75, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford.

Charles Gadd
HICKORY FLAT – Charles Wynn Gadd, 84, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. He was born June 29, 1927, in Benton County. He was a Phillips 66 distributor for 45 years and a member of Hickory Flat Methodist Church. He was a Master Mason, a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite and a former member of the Lions Club.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in McKay Cemetery at Hickory Flat.
Survivors include two sons, Charles “Chuck” Gadd (Kay) and Jack Gadd (Pebble), all of Hickory Flat; one daughter, Clare Gadd Pipkin (Ricky) of Hickory Flat; a nephew, Mike Hearn (Cindy) of Ashland; a special friend, Sarah Collins of Hickory Flat; seven grandchildren, Rick Pipkin (Bethany), Coleman McCallum (Lance), Jo Wynne Lollar (Gerald), Leslie Gadd, Cody Gadd, Jeanie Anne Gadd and Jacob Gadd; 10 great-grandchildren, Anna Lollar, Mary Lee Lollar, Avery Lollar, Emalee Lollar, Gracie Pipkin, Maddie Pipkin, Tripp Pipkin, Hannah Shirley, Deuce McCallum and Georgia McCallum.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert “Pie” and Mary Lee Hearn Gadd; his wife, Jeanine Harter Gadd; and a grandson, Patrick Allen Pipkin.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Lewis Rowsey
TAYLOR – Lewis Rowsey, 82, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, at his daughter’s residence in Tupelo. A native of Yalobusha County, he was a member of Pleasant Green M.B. Church in Water Valley. He worked for the forestry service and was a retired bus driver for ICS Headstart. He loved fishing and farming.
Services will be at noon Thursday at Pleasant Green M.B. Church. The Rev. Preston Gleaton will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant Green Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Mineva Eggerson Rowsey of Taylor; two daughters, Mary Rowsey and Faye Rogers, both of Tupelo; one son, Hozelda (Mary) Rowsey of Batesville; one brother, Amos Rowsey of Water Valley; and two grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Pleasant Green M.B. Church.

Carol Barrows
TUPELO – Carol Lee McClung Barrows, 65, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, at her residence in East Tupelo. Ms. Barrows was born in LePanto, Ark., on April 27, 1946, to Jim McClung and Lizzie Lavelle Rhyne McClung. She was raised in Arkansas and Arizona, graduated from Mesa, Ariz., High School in 1965 and had lived in Tupelo for 20 years. A Baptist, she worked as a sales representative in the Pro Shop at Natchez Trace Golf Club before becoming disabled. She enjoyed fishing, bingo, playing on the computer, reading, dancing and spending time with her grandchildren.
A Parlor Service will be held at noon today in the Tupelo Room of Holland Funeral Directors with Minister Jerry Grammer and friends officiating. Burial will be private. Visitation will follow the service. Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Sherry Smith and Kimberly Scott Johnson, both of Tupelo; four grandchildren, Brandon Scott, Candy Sullivan, Gene Sullivan and Bryan Hall; one great-grandson, Braeden Sims Hall; two sisters, Betty Harris of Central Point, Ore., and Odell Bailey of Verona; 15 nieces and nephews including special niece and nephews, Vicki and David Heathscott of Arkansas.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Ruben, James and Charles McClung and two sisters, Mary Morgan and Melverdia Waddle.
Honorary pallbearers will be her special caregivers from North Mississippi Medical Center Hospice: Telena Westmoreland, Linda Chapman, Laura Galloway and Beth Buse.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Charlene Tomlin
FULTON – Charlene Tomlin, 77, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born June 19, 1934, in Verona to Cleo Dennis and Susan Velora Whitehead Estes. She enjoyed nursing and working with Homehealth Care until her retirement in 1999. She was a was a faithful member of Dorsey Baptist Church.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Estes and Bro. Danny Rushing officiating. Burial will be in Keyes Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Floyd Tomlin of Fulton; one son, Bill Tomlin (Cindy) of Fulton; four grandchildren, Isaac Tomlin, Harley Tomlin, Deaven Tomlin and Jeffery Chamblee; two sisters, Linda Hood of Tupelo and Jimmie Layman (Richard) of Birmingham, Ala.; two brothers, R.L. Estes of Tupelo and Rev. Jerry Estes (Peggy) of Shannon; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a son, Jack Tomlin; her parents; and a sister, Ruth Estes.
Pallbearers will be Danny and Dennis Hood, Isaac Tomlin, Harley Tomlin, Jeffery Chamblee and Jeff Estes.
Online condolences can be made at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com.

Ray Hughes
NETTLETON – Hudson “Ray” Boone Hughes, 65, died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, at his home. He was born Jan. 15, 1946, to John and Mattie Hughes. He confessed his faith in Christ at an early age. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and the outdoors. He worked for Williams Farm for many years.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Jolly Chapel M.B. Church with Rev. Chester McNairy officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Fields Funeral Home of Okolona is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by three sons, Jimmy Lee Hughes, James Ray Hughes and Paul Anthony Hughes, all of Grand Rapids, Mich.; three daughters, Mary Hall (Joseph) of Grand Rapids Mich., Tina Gillard of Nettleton and Lois Doss; six sisters; Vergie (Quincy) Walton, Onella Wren, Gladys (Floyd) and Shirley (Thomas) Betts, all of Nettleton, Barbara Hughes of Shannon, and Ruby (Curtis) Darden of Okolona; one stepchild, Mary (Floyd) Bogan of Nettleton; 15 grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Mary Helen Sampson; a host of nieces and nephews; and two special friends, James and Judy Curry.
He was preceded in death by his father, John Hughes; his mother, Mattie Hughes; his wife, Mariah Hughes; five brothers John W. Hughes, James Robert Hughes, Eddie D. Hughes, John Hughes Jr. and Charles Hughes; two sisters, Lou Emma Gardner and Gennie Ary Brandon.
Visitation will be from 5 to 6 p.m. today with family hour from 6 to 7 p.m. today, at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Leonis Hughes, Billy Hughes, Eddie Hughes, Rodney Finnie, Argusta Hughes and Tony Hughes.

Mable Smith
PENSACOLA, Fla. – Mable Turman Smith, 91, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 201l. She was born in Tupelo on Aug. 17, 1920. She graduated from Tupelo High School and received a B.S. degree for the University of Southern Mississippi. She moved to Pensacola in 1984, and became a member of First Presbyterian Church. An avid birder, she loved working crossword puzzles and jigsaw puzzles and playing bridge.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Lee Memorial Park with Dr. Tom Groome officiating. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of local arrangements while Harper-Morris Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements in Florida.
She is survived by her sister, Joy Turman, and her friend, Tammy Whalen, both of Pensacola, Fla.; a longtime family friend, Nora Faye Hawkins of Tupelo; and surviving relatives in Mississippi and Virginia.
She was preceded in death by her husband, H. Reese Smith; her mother, Addie Patterson Turman; her father, S. P. (Pat) Turman and a brother, Dallas B. Turman.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Francis M. Weston Audubon Society, P.O. Box 17484, Pensacola, FL 32522; or First Presbyterian Church, 33 E. Gregory St., Pensacola, FL 32502.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Larry Pipkin
NEW ALBANY – Larry Lee Pipkin, 62, died Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at Graceland Care Center in New Albany. He was born Dec. 2, 1948, in Blue Mountain to John S. Pipkin and Frances Leigh Cagle Pipkin. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and a registered nurse for 40 years at The Med in Memphis before becoming disabled. He was a member of the Church of the Acts, where he played the organ. He was able to play any kind of keyboard even though he was unable to read music.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Charlie Ganey officiating. Burial will be in the Ingomar Cemetery. United Funeral Service in New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by a his sister, Vicki McDaniel (Clint) of Blue Mountain; two brothers, Mark Pipkin (Lynn) and Don Canerdy (Sandra), all of Myrtle; 13 nieces and nephews, 37 great-nieces and great-nephews; and a special friend, Cliff Slaughter.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, John Thomas Pipkin; a sister, Diane Merritt; a brother, Mike Pipkin; and a niece.
Pallbearers will be Jason Merritt, Steven Pipkin, Nate Page, Ben McDaniel, Ray Hudson and Jerry Clay Merritt.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time Wednesday at the funeral home.
In honor of Mr. Pipkin, United Funeral Service Inc. will fly the flag of the U.S. Army at the funeral home during visitation and service.
For online condolences visit unitedfuneralservice.com.

Lessie Bryant
NEW ALBANY – Lessie Mae Roberson Bryant, 98, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at her residence. She was born Sept. 16, 1913, in Tippah County to James Franklin and Lucy Ann Gray Roberson. She was a retired cafeteria worker for Tippah-Union School. She enjoyed cooking, quilting and collecting dolls and salt and pepper shakers. She loved spending time with visitors. She was a member of New Albany Church of Christ.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at United Funeral Service with Minister Johnny Burkhart officiating. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery in Cotton Plant. United Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Norma Crumpton (Larry) of New Albany and Donnie Rowland (Lynn) of Saltillo; seven grandchildren, Jason Rowland (Tonya), Christa Taylor (Mike), Deborah Barkley (Barry), Janet Mullen (Charlie), Carolyn Ramey (Jeff), Alison Towery (Joe) and Ellen Lee; and nine great-grandchildren, Cody Taylor, Chance Rowland, Charles Mullen, Christopher Ramey, Cole Williams, Ivy Lauren Williams, Maxx Williams, Elizabeth Towery and Ally Towery.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Bryant; one daughter, Bernice Ledbetter; one son, Carrol Bryant; and three sisters and four brothers.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Ramey, Christopher Ramey, Maxx Williams, Joe Towery, Charles Mullen, Charley Ledbetter and Cole Williams.
Visitation will be from noon to service time today at the funeral home.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit unitedfuneralservice.com.
Wilma Marlar
IUKA – Wilma Marlar, 86, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at South Crossroads Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
Harvey Wilson
MANTACHIE – Harvey Lee Wilson, 71, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at his home in Mantachie after an extended illness. He was born June 27, 1940, in Lee County to Herman and Hattie Long Wilson. A graduate of Mooreville High School, he resided most of his life in Mantachie. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was a brilliant mechanic and was employed by Chevrolet and Western Auto for many years, later working for Country Lawn and Landscape until his retirement. He was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason and a member of the Lee County Shriners Club. An avid outdoorsman, Mr. Wilson loved the land, and was especially fond of fishing. He also enjoyed NASCAR, reading, traveling, and spending time with his family, especially his grandsons. A practical jokester, he lived life to the fullest, never forfeiting a chance to make someone smile.
A celebration of his life will be at 7 p.m. today at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with his grandsons, Bro. David Knight II, delivering the eulogy and Will Knight offering personal reflections. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until service time today only. Holland Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Sue Wilson of Mantachie; his daughter, Tonya Wilson Davis of Mantachie; his son, Stanley Brent Wilson of Oxford; two grandsons, David Knight II and Wilson “Will” Knight, both of Mantachie; a granddaughter, Holli Knight White (Brandon) of Mantachie; a goddaughter, Stacy Cobb of Saltillo; a special friend, Brandi McCraw of Mantachie; two brothers, Howard Wilson of Shannon and Herman Wilson (Joyce) of Plantersville; a sister, Betty Jean Johnson of Shannon; a special niece, Lynn Gray (Terry) of Mooreville; caregivers, Tina Bell and Thomas Hendricks of North Mississippi Hospice; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Dorothy and Juanita Wilson; three brothers, Gene Long, Herbert Wilson and Hershel Wilson; and a special mother-in-law, Madge Thompson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the ICC Foundation, Health Science Building Fund, 602 West Hill Street, Fulton, MS 38843.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.
Jack Thomas
HORN LAKE – Ralph “Jack” Roderick Thomas, 88, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-East in Memphis. He was born April 25, 1923, in Union County, MS to Pink Lee and Cora Young Thomas. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a retired tool and dye maker. He was a member of Harmony Baptist Church and the American Legion.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at United Funeral Service with Rev. Bob Irwin and Dr. Robert Daniels officiating. Burial will be in Glenfield Memorial Park.
He is survived by a daughter, Debbie Pearce (James) of Horn Lake; a sister, Beulah Keenum of Southaven; a brother, Alton Thomas (Linda) of Myrtle; and one granddaughter, Jennifer Pearce.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dera Chesteen Thomas; and a brother and a sister.
Honorary pallbearers will be the American Legion Post 72.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In honor of Mr. Thomas’ service to his country, United Funeral Service will fly the U.S. Army flag during his visitation and service.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit unitedfuneralservice.com.
W.C. Zinn
BRUCE – W.C. Zinn, 73, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at University Medical Center in Jackson. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce.
Murl Walker
FULTON – Roy Murl Walker, 83, died Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at Mease Countryside Hospital in Safety Harbor, Fla. He was born Oct. 21, 1927, in Iuka to Benjamin Otis Walker and Annie Wood Walker. He attended Cobb Stump Institute of Higher Technology until graduating from Itawamba Agricultural High School. He joined the U.S. Army in 1944, reaching the rank of sergeant and serving in World War II and the Korean conflict. He married Anna Papanek of Brezava, Czechoslovakia, on Feb. 10, 1949, in Munich, Germany. After being discharged in 1951, they came to Washington D.C., where the first of four children, Steven Roy, was born in 1952. Roy and Anna moved to Westmont, Ill., where he started working for a meat market for National Foods. Two sons, Robert David, 1955, and Paul Martin, 1957, were born at Great Lakes Naval Hospital. He then moved the family to Fulton in 1959 and Suzan was born in 1960. Roy bought a grocery store from the Scott family on the Court Square in Fulton. He then built a store close by and it was called Walker’s Big Star in 1965 and he relocated the store to the South Fulton area in 1970. The shopping cent was completed in 1981 becoming Fulton’s first. He successfully ran his family business until he and Anna retired in 1987. They spent the rest of their retirement years in Clearwater, Fla.
He is survived by sons, Robert “Bob” and Sarah Walker, Mayor Paul Walker; daughter, Suzan (Byron) Riddle; and daughter-in-law, Vicki Walker; grandchildren, Liz (Chad) Masley, Bubba Walker, Chris Walker, Mandy Walker, Drew Riddle (Jamie), Wes Walker, Benjamin Scott Riddle, Will Walker and Anna Grace Walker; two great-grandchildren, Ty Walker Riddle and Lauren Claire Masley; two brothers, Earl and Wayne Walker; one sister, Faye Gray (Hilman). He leaves behind a special friend, Barbara Hartley of Clearwater, Fla.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Anna; parents, Benjamin Otis and Annie Walker; brother, R.C. “Bill” Walker; sisters, Stella Johnson and Jean Guntharp; son, Steven Roy Walker; and infant granddaughter, Angela Beth Walker.
McNeece-Morris is in charge of services. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 to 9 p.m. with funeral Thursday at 11 a.m. at McNeece-Morris Funeral Home. Bro. Glyn Wiygul will officiate the service. The grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are asked to be made to Itawamba Community College Health Science Building Fund, 602 W. Hill St., Fulton, MS 38843.
Bob Farris
RIPLEY – Robert Mitchell “Bob” “Bobcat” Farris, 53, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at his residence in Ripley after a one-year illness. He was born July 11, 1958, to Rachel Davis Farris and the late O.E. Farris. He was a Baptist. He worked for Blue Mountain Production for 14 years and was self-employed for four years. He was disabled for the last four years. His hobbies were working on cars, fishing, and playing cards with family and friends. He graduated from New Albany High School and went to Mississippi State University for two years.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Larry Dilley officiating. He is survived by his wife, Shelia Elliott Farris of Ripley; one daughter, Felicia Addison (Alvie) of Ripley; one son, Mitchell Farris of Ripley; his mother, Rachel Davis Farris of New Albany; one sister, Shelia Bates (Blane) of New Albany; three brothers, Ray Farris (Les) of New Albany, Rickey Farris (Cindy) of Pontotoc and James Farris of New York; one grandchild, Alexis Addison of Ripley.
He was preceded in death by his father.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to North Mississippi Hospice, 6858 Swinnea Rd., Bldg. 1B, Southaven, MS 38671.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time Wednesday at Ripley Funeral Home.
To view obituaries online and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.
Mildred Glaze
CALHOUN CITY – Mildred Crutchfield Glaze, 90, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at the Calhoun Health Services Nursing Home. She was born Nov. 11, 1920, in Calhoun County. She was a retired data entry clerk. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Grenada and the Rebeccas (Moose Lodge).
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Buford Usry officiating. Burial will be in Crossroads Cemetery in Calhoun City.
Survivors include a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Glaze, and her parents, Ed Crutchfield and Louvinia Hutchings Crutchfield.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time today at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at www.pryorfuneralhome.com.
Wayne Clements
WEST POINT – Robert Wayne Clements, 73, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, at the West Point Community Living Center in West Point. He was born Oct. 22, 1937, in Clay County to Maudie Lee Morgan and George Robert Clements. He was a retired machinist for Babcock and Wilcox Company for 37 years. Mr. Clements was a member of Church of Christ-East Columbus. He married Janette Doss Hamblin Clements on Sept. 13, 1986, in Clay County.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. J. R. Eaton officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in West Point. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include wife, Janette Hamblin Clements of Columbus; four daughters, Natalie Clements Mobley and Linda Clements, both of Mobile, Ala., Donna Letson (Eddie) of Knoxville, Tenn., and Kathy Wooten (Randy) of West Point; one son, Randy Hamblin of West Point; eight grandchildren, Kali Mobley, Miles Mobley, Sam Rice, T.C. Wooten, Mary Hamblin, Johnny Hamblin, Chris Letson and Brandy Boggs; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lucille Gilreath Snoddy of West Point and Sarah Eaton of Woodland; and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Beatrice Lewelling.
Pallbearers will be his grandchildren, Miles Mobley, Sam Rice, T.C. Wooten, Johnny Hamblin, Chris Letson and Robert Eaton.
Honorary pallbearers will be Randy Wooten, Jerry Eaton, Billy Gilreath, Michael Gilreath, George Gilreath, Randy Hamblin, Earl Sanders, Buddy Sanders, Ed Williams, Eldon Barham, Clyde Hollis, his former co-workers at Babcock amp& Wilcox, and all his friends at Church of Christ in East Columbus.
Memorials may be made to East Columbus Church of Christ, 811 Alabama Street, Columbus, MS 39701 or to Palmer Home for Children, P.O. Box 746, Columbus, MS 39701.
Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. Wednesday at Calvert Funeral Home.
Friends may leave a Memory Message at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.
James Conwill
FULTON – James Conwill, 73, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011. He was born Jan. 3, 1938, in Itawamba County to Floyd and Lester Oswalt Conwill. He was an auto repairman and a veteran. He was a member of East Fulton Baptist Church, where he enjoyed fellowship with Young at Heart and other church activities.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gary Smith officiating. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery.
Survivors include three daughters, Kathy Hernandez (Jose) of Hattisburg, Terri Blackwell of Houston, Texas, and Pamela Baker of Drummonds, Tenn.; three sons, Eddie Conwill of Fulton, Michael Conwill of Mooreville and Jimmy Conwill of Houston, Texas; several grandchildren and great -grandchildren; his fiancampée, Wilma James of Ripley; three sisters, Willadean Fancher and Geraldine Wilemon, both of Fulton, and Nellie Overcash (Emery) of South Carolina.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Shelby Jean Conwill, and his parents.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time Wednesday.
Online condolences may be made at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com.
Rachel Cartwright
RIPLEY – Mary Rachel McAlister Cartwright, 71, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born June 23, 1940, to Lorean Clark McAlister and the late Arville McAlister. She was a member of Fellowship Christian Church. She worked at Piper Impact in New Albany until her retirement.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Joe Spencer officiating. Burial will be in Tippah Memorial Garden.
She is survived by one daughter, Bobbie Wyatt (Gaylon) of Ripley; one son, Allen Vanstory (Teresa) of Ripley; her mother, Lorean McAlister of Ripley; one brother, Roger McAlister (Ramonia) of Blue Mountain; three grandchildren, Amanda Faulkner, Kesha Lewellen and Kayla Wyatt; and one great-granddaughter, Kinley Lewellen.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Cartwright; her father, Arville McAlister; and one brother, Gordon McAlister.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
To view obituaries online and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.
James D. Minor
OXFORD – James D. Minor, 64, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
Mellie Bland
MABEN – Imelda “Mellie” Zane South Bland, 75, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Eupora.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Midway Church of Christ at Maben. Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Earl Wayne West
PONTOCOLA – Earl Wayne West, 44, died at his residence in the Pontocola community after a brief illness. He was born in Osceola, Ark., on Jan. 16, 1967, to Thomas Wayne and Mary Jo Reagh West. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Okolona. He loved Southern gospel music.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Jerry Estes officiating. Burial will follow in Lee Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 1 p.m. to service time Wednesday.
Survivors include his mother, Mary Jo Reagh West; one brother, Joseph Roy (Joe) West (Audrey Henderson West), all of Pontocola; his nephews and niece, Justin Bracken West, stationed at Fallon Naval Base, Nev., Susan Elizabeth West and Joseph Robert “Robby” West, all of Pontocola; an uncle, Ben Reagh of Heber Springs, Ark.
He was preceded in death by his father, Wayne West, in l994; his grandmother with whom he spent much time, Ola Mae West, on March 19, 2011, and his other grandparents, Mary Elizabeth and Roy Reagh and Garner West.
Pallbearers will be Scott Cummings, Randy Parker, Charles Aldridge, Tim Mallory, Randy Pickens and Donnie Pickens.
Memorials may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38802; or Gideons International, P.O. Box 1073, Tupelo, MS 38802.
Lottie Martin
BIG CREEK – Lottie Else Martin, 78, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born June 11, 1933, in Stuttgart, Germany. She was a retired seamstress for Cottage Lane and Kellwood, and a Catholic.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel in Calhoun City with the Rev. John Hearn officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Nebo Cemetery at Big Creek.
Survivors include three daughters, Linda Martin Snyder (Carl) of La Mesa, Calif., and Judy Martin and Debbie Simmons of Big Creek; three sons, Bobby Martin of Coffeeville, Billy Martin of Big Creek and Richard Martin of Gore Springs; nine grandchildren, Jason Martin, Josh Martin, Bobby Martin, Joey Simmons, Wendie Martin, Justin Martin, Colton Martin, Jazz Snyder and Kayle Snyder; four great-grandchildren, Sierra Anders, Gaige Tutor, Leeann Simmons and Nichole Martin.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Reed Martin, and a son, Randy Reed Martin.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at www.pryorfuneralhome.com.
Alex Chapman
OKOLONA – Alejandro “Alex’ Chapman, 58, died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born March 30, 1953, in Manhattan, N.Y., to Alejandro Chapman and Luz Cantrez. He received his education in Manhattan. He moved to Okolona eight years ago after the death of his wife, Linda Johnson Chapman.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Williams Memorial Chapel in Okolona with Elder Hudson A. Williams officiating. Burial will be in Oddfellows Cemetery in Okolona. Williams Memorial is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Amanda Hykes of Okolona; three sons, Alex Chapman and Cory Chapman (Ashley) of Okolona, and Coleman Hykes (Myra) of Fort Riley, Kan.; his mother-in-law, Bobbiette Johnson of Okolona; two sisters, Sonia Chapman and Haydee (George) Hernando of Manhattan, N.Y.; two brothers, Jaime Acosta and Adelberto Chapman of Tampa, Fla.; six grandchildren, Kahailynn, Taylor, Sircollin, Xaxier, Rodrick and Alexus.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.