Obituaries October 20, 2011

By NEMS Daily Journal

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.

Doris Coggin
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Helen “Doris” Coggin, 72, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, at Norfolk General Hospital, Norfolk, Va. Born on Jan. 9, 1939, in Okolona, she was a daughter of the late Houston Harold and Lena Mae Gray Strawhorn.
Doris was a graduate of Houston High School. Retiring in 1989, to stay at home and take care of her family, she had worked as an administrative assistant. With her faith and family being of most importance to her, Doris grew up Baptist and was a God-fearing true believer in Christ. A most loving, caring, feisty and selfless person, she always put others first. With her kind and gentle spirit, Doris stressed the importance of family and friends staying together by holding onto faith, hope and honor. She was a firm believer that everyone can make a difference if they trust in God, love one another, always tell the truth and display kindness, compassion and righteous morals.
Those left to cherish her memory are her loving and devoted husband of 52 years, Felix B. Coggin Jr.; her number one daughter and constant companion, Theresa Coggin; her number two daughter and soulmate, Angelia Coggin; and her granddaughter whom she “loved more,” Holly Michelle Coggin Pallett and husband, Clay, all residing in Virginia Beach; sisters, Sue Adams of Amory, Eva Mae Hatcher and husband, Johnny, of Wren; brother, Harold Strawhorn and wife, Rose, of Amory; sister-in-law, Glenda Coggin of Nettleton; brothers-in-law, Buddy Coggin and wife, Suzanne, and Jimmy Coggin and wife, Sue, of Nettleton; and several nieces, nephews and close friends.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10 a.m. today, Oct. 20, at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Bro. Johnny Hatcher officiating. Burial will be in New Chapel Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to The Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters, Norfolk, Va.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Joey Sloan
PONTOCOLA – On Oct. 17, 2011, the sun set for Joey Sloan, age 55, while he was at his home in the Pontocola Community. The sun rose for Joey on Dec. 31, 1955. He was the son of Charles Leonard and Jewel Dean Whitmon Sloan. He worked as a truck driver, mechanic and heavy equipment operator. He enjoyed playing dominoes and Tonk with all his buddies, working in the yard and loved hanging out with his friends at the Buzy Bee. His daughter’s dogs, Samoy, Sayce, Tonto and Annabelle were special to him, referring to them as his furry grandkids. He also enjoyed mules and wagons, but his greatest love was for his family and friends. He lived life to the fullest and loved God with all his heart. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. He will be greatly missed by all of his family.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Sammy Lansdell officiating. Burial will be in Doty Chapel Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Shellie Sloan (Luke) of Pontocola and Laura Pepper (Andy) of Okolona; two sons, Joseph Sloan (Michelle) of Pontotoc and Josey Sloan (Lauren) of Pontocola; his sister, Donna Sue Harmon (Tom) of Pontotoc; his nephews, Daniel Sloan and Caleb Sloan; his niece, Candice Peden Henry (John); his special grandkids, Sloan Henry and Juelanna Henry of Pontotoc; his uncle, James “Booty” Sloan (Wanda) of Tupelo; and a host of cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Jerry Sloan.
Pallbearers will be Tracy Mask, Don Westmoreland, Gerald Holcomb, Darrell McCain, Walter Walters, John Kenney, Billy Parchman, Andy Anderson, John Ivy, Tom Harmon and Joey Wilson.
Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Edwards, Daniel Sloan, Caleb Sloan, Luke Schulze, Corey Tackitt, Jerry Tackitt, Chris Black, Jerry Higginbottom, Joe Man, Bobby Grant, Chris Howell, Dustin Wesson, Sloan Henry, Jason Stegall and all his friends.
Jerry Sloan, Jerry Smithey, Mike Westmoreland and Jerry Tackitt will be remembered as pallbearers posthumously.
Visitation will be 4 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, 4830 McWillie Circle, Jackson, MS 39206.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Imogene W. Davis
IUKA – Imogene W. Davis, 83, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Iuka. She attended Harmony United Methodist Church. She retired from the J. Barry Finch Law Office, where she worked as a secretary for many years. She enjoyed genealogy, camping and quilting.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Harmony United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ronnie Goodwin officiating. Burial will follow in Burnsville Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Marty Davis of Iuka; one daughter, Sharon Davis of Iuka; five grandchildren, Malakai Johnston, Zachary Johnston and Amanda Johnston Mills, all of Memphis, and Matthew Davis and Nick Davis, both of Iuka; five great-grandchildren, Joey Johnston, Aurora Johnston, Ireland Johnston, Marissa Mills and Danielle Mills.
She was preceded in death by her husband, E. L. “Dick” Davis, and a daughter, Teresa Johnston.
Pallbearers include Willie Whitaker, Wezley Whitaker, Zach Johnston, Matt Davis, Nick Davis and Tommy Durham.
The body will lie in state at the church from 11 a.m. to service time today.
Memorials may be made to Harmony United Methodist Church.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Ernest B. Orman
WEST POINT – Ernest Bude Orman, 73, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011 at the West Point Community Living Center. He was born Oct. 8, 1938, to Mabell Blake and Clarence Monroe Orman. Mr. Orman worked on oil rigs in the Philippine Islands for 15 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving from 1958 to 1962.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Greenwood Cemetery in West Point with Bro. Barry Hathcock officiating. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Ronda Breeden (Raymond) of Spokane Valley, Wash., and Michelle Orman of Bridgeman, Mich,; two sons, Wayne Orman of Spokane, Wash., and Ernest Orman Jr. of Bridgeman, Mich.; six grandchildren; one sister, Irene Tiffin of Easley, S.C.; two brothers, Curtis Orman (Virginia) and Charles M. Orman Sr. all of West Point.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Erline Orman and Francis Orman; and two brothers, Preston Louis Orman and James Orman.
Pallbearers will be Manuel Orman, Wayne Ray, Reagan Lewis, Kelvin Price, Brad Pridmore and Robbie Robinson.
Honorary pallbearers will be Kenny Dill, Harold Keller and Stanley Bramlett.
Visitation will be from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Friday at Calvert Funeral Home.
Friends may leave a Memory Message at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.

Zeth Ray Hill Jr.
TISHOMINGO – Zeth Ray Hill Jr., 64, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, at his residence. He was a native of Mississippi and had been an employee of Sunshine Mills for more than 30 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served in Vietnam.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Robbie Crane and Bro. Bobby Watkins officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery at Tishomingo. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont will be in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are two sons, Michael Hill (Natalie) of Iuka and Timothy Hill (Kayla) of Tishomingo; one sister, Jettie Ozbirn (Thomas Doyle) of Tishomingo; one nephew, Kevin Ozbirn of Tishomingo; and four grandchildren, Hope Hill, Ally Hill, Marlee Hill and Will Lambert.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Zeth Ray Hill Sr. and Cora Kennedy Hill, and a brother, Jerry Hill.
Pallbearers will be Dudley Strickland, Calvin Ozbirn, Mike Petree, Jack McKinney, June Holland and Trellis Petree.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Deaton Funeral Home in Belmont and until service time on Friday.

Cpt. Charles H. Taylor
TUPELO – Cpt. Charles Harlan Taylor, 89, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. A native of McLeansboro, Ill., he was born Dec. 19, 1921, to John and Flora Meadows Taylor. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard for five years and was a captain for Victory Carriers which served the Onassis family. During the Korean War, he served in the Merchant Marines. He was also a pilot in the Panama Canal from 1959 to 1981. During this time he was president of the Panama Canal Association’s Union and negotiated their employment contracts. He was a 32nd degree Mason and Shriner, serving as Potentate and Past Potentate of the Abou Saad Balboa Lodge in Panama. He was also the president of the Southeastern Shriners’ Association in 1981, after being Potentate and past potentate of his own temple. He loved the work that provided care for crippled and burned children throughout the world through Shriner hospitals. He was also active in the Knights of York and the American Legion. For the past 10 years, he lived in Tupelo and was a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Luke United Methodist Church with Dr. Rick Brooks officiating. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 10 years, Frances Ruff Taylor of Tupelo; his daughter, Dr. Pami Taylor (Dr. Vishal Sachdev) of Tupelo; his son, Gregory Alan Taylor (Annette) of Crawfordsville, Fla.; his sister, Norma Kratz of Evansville, Ind.; six grandchildren, Alyssa, Zachary, Alex and Mary Grace Taylor of Crawfordville, Fla., and Caleb and Maya Sachdev of Tupelo; his caregiver, Mae Patton.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, L’Dora McKenzie Taylor; two sisters, Hildred Hart and Monette Branden; and two brothers, George Taylor and Howard Taylor.
Pallbearers will be Jim Morris, John Morris, Jay Ingram, Marion Cagle, Duncan Clark, Jeff Clift, Chuck Kratz and Robin Porier.
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Tupelo-Lee Humane Society, P.O. Box 1185, Tupelo, MS 38802; or St. Luke United Methodist Church Food Pantry, 1400 Clayton Ave., Tupelo MS 38804.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Lorean McAlister
RIPLEY – Velma Lorean Clark McAlister, 90, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, at Golden Living Center in Ripley. She was born May 1, 1921, to Evell Clark and Ida Murry Clark. She was a member of the Ripley Church of Christ and a homemaker. She was a master gardener and especially enjoyed growing flowers.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Donnie DeBord and Dr. Patrick Chapman officiating. Burial will be in Tippah Memorial Garden.
She is survived by one son, Roger McAlister (Ramonia) of Blue Mountain; four granddaughters, Bobbie Lynn Wyatt (Gaylon) of Ripley, Tonja Garrett of Tupelo, Lori Rinehart (Patrick) of Dumas and Nikki Dulaney (Freddy) of Ripley; three grandsons, Allen Vanstory (Teresa) and Brad McAlister (Stephanie), all of Ripley, and Eric McAlister of Blue Mountain; a daughter-in-law, Janet Burks Gates (Pete) of Ripley; 10 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Sarah Russell.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arville McAlister; one son, Gordon McAlister; one daughter, Rachel McAlister Cartwright; her parents; two great-grandchildren, Cody Rinehart and Whitney Alsip; and two sisters and four brothers.
Pallbearers will be Donnie Cousar, Barry Grisham, Pete Gates, Johnny Wyatt, Kenneth Brown and Paul Faulkner.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home.
To view obituaries online and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.

Ala Mae Conrad
LAMAR – Ala Mae Conrad, 80, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, at her home in Lamar. She was born Aug. 30, 1931, in Marshall County. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Holly Springs Funeral Home with Bishop Mike Boland officiating. Burial will be in John C. Skelton Cemetery at Lamar.
Survivors include one daughter, Judy Wilburn Byrd of Lamar; two brothers, James “Shorty” Skelton and James “Buckie” Skelton, both of Lamar; three sisters, Dale Kahler of Bartlett, Tenn., Martha Allen of Lamar and Addie Watkins of Barton; grandchildren, Stacy Byrd (Misty), Amy Wilburn Culver (Tim), Stephen Wilburn (Leigh) and Justin Wilburn (Holly); great-grandchildren, Tabitha Byrd, Jacob Culver and Lyndsey Grace Culver.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jon Conrad; a son, John Calvin “Jackie” Wilburn; her parents, John Calvin Skelton and Martha Jane Byrd Skelton; brothers, Samuel “Sweetie Man” Skelton, John K, Skelton and Howard Skelton; a sister, Annie Creasie; and a grandson, Richard Dewayne Wilburn.

Rena Gray
GOLDEN – Rena Gray, 90, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, at her residence. She was a native of Itawamba County and a homemaker. She was a member of Burnt Fields Baptist Church. A loving mother and grandmother, she especially loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Donnie Wooten and Bro. Robert Humphreys officiating. Burial will be in Dennis Memory Gardens at Dennis. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont will be in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are her husband of 37 years, Herman Gray of Golden; four children, Cletra Maxwell and husband, Garry Maxwell, of Golden, Nelda Bolton and companion, Joseph “Joe” McIntosh, and Patricia Dianne Harris and companion, Torbjorn “Toby” Chapman, all of Belmont, and Charles Harris and companion, Missy Breland, of Ripley; two sisters, Alene Hubbard (Max) of Hernando and Virginia Sheffield (Billy) of Golden; two brothers, Charles Allen Williams (Betty) and James L. “Jim” Williams, all of Fulton; seven grandchildren, Crystal Timms (Jeremy), Hope Shewbart (Adam), Starla Horton (Jason), Brent Harris (Jenny), Brad Harris (Courtney) Zachery Harris and Presley Harris; 11 great-grandchildren, Layla Timms, Trager Shewbart, Myah Grace Horton, Jack Wilson Horton, Taylor, Jayla and Anna Claire Harris, Hayden, Maddi and Riley Harris, and Parker Bolton; stepdaughter, Betty McKee (Whitt) of Iuka; stepson, James H. Gray (Lena) of Amory; a host of stepgrandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Forrest and Pearlie Waddle Williams; her husbands, Aaron L. Thrasher and Arlander William (A.W.) Harris; a grandchild, Mark Anthony Bolton; a great-grandchild, Chance Wilson Horton; three sisters, Exie Cromeans, Juanita Ashley and Maylene Clayton; and four brothers, Cherry Williams, Johnny Williams, Carson Williams and Charles Ford Williams.
Pallbearers will be Brent Harris, Brad Harris, Jason Horton, Adam Shewbart, Jeremy Timms, Mark Williams, Jason Williams, Bill Sheffield, Raymond Williams and Chuck Oaks.
Visitation will until service time today at the funeral home.

Art White
BOONEVILLE – Arthur Dwaine “Art” White, 48, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, in Jumpertown. He was born April 13, 1963, in Booneville to Wilburn Franklin “Frank” White Sr. and Charlotte Faye Bullock White. He was a truck driver, and he was a member of the Church of Christ. He enjoyed riding four-wheelers, yard work and fishing. He loved helping his family and friends.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Doc Shelton and Bro. Roger Brock officiating. Burial will be in the Jumpertown Church of Christ Cemetery.
He is survived by a son, Bramlitt Tutor of Tupelo; a daughter, Adrianna White of Booneville; two brothers, Wilburn White Jr. (Sandra) of the Hatchie community and Norman White of Jumpertown; three sisters, Anita Zimmerman of Lexington, Tenn., Barbara Floyd (Steve) of Jumpertown and Beverly Lovell of Baldwyn; five nephews, Danny Frederick (Penny) of Nashville, Tenn., Doug Floyd (Amber) of Hills Chapel, Justin Broughman of Horn Lake, Hunter Lovell and John Lovell, both of Baldwyn; five nieces, Michele Frederick of Booneville, Crystal Norman (Brad) of Saltillo, Chasity Broughman of Horn Lake, Brandi Spencer (Jonathon) of Walnut and Brittney White of the Hatchie community; nine great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his grandparents, J.W. and Beulah Bullock, and J. F. “Bay” and Lois White.
Pallbearers are Buddy Robinson, Marty Hendrix, Doug Floyd, Barry White, Hunter Lovell, Jonathon Spencer and Ricky Yates.
Harold O. Tutor
RANDOLPH – Harold O. Tutor, 78, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, at the Pontotoc Community Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Carey Springs Baptist Church.

Leland Wigginton
BOONEVILLE – Leland Wigginton, 93, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, at the Mississippi Care Center of Alcorn County in Corinth. He was born March 28, 1918, to Doctor and Almer Cranford Wigginton. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Snowdown Church of Christ, and a mechanic.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Donald Green officiating. Burial will be in the New Site Cemetery.
He is survived by five daughters, Joyce Miller and Janice Wilson, both of Booneville, Sue Homan of Tupelo, Nellie (Don) Rainey of New Site and Melissa (Ben) Faulkner of Booneville; four sons, Leon (Kay) Wigginton of New Site, Sammy (Anita) Wigginton of Booneville, Danny Wigginton and Russell Wigginton, both of New Site; three sisters, Glen Wigginton of Booneville, Charlene (Wythal) Rorie of Memphis and Inez Maness of Booneville; three brothers, Lex (Marge) Wigginton of Battle Creek, Mich., Quitman Wigginton of Booneville and Edward (Betty) Wigginton of Memphis; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria Denson Wigginton, in 2004; one son, Junior Wigginton; his parents; his stepmother, Frances Wigginton; one sister, Quinnie Ridge; and two brothers, Roy Lee Wigginton and Harold Wigginton.
Visitation will continue until service time today at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

Jimmie Lee Metcalf
WEST POINT – Jimmie Lee “Midcalf” Metcalf, 80, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, at the Sonny Montgomery Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Jackson.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Town Creek Missionary Baptist Church in West Point. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Carter’s Mortuary Services of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Ida Fay Campbell
OXFORD – Ida Fay Campell, 88, died Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at her residence in Oxford.
Services will be at noon Saturday at the Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building in Oxford. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building.

Alfred E. Loftin
MT. PLEASANT – Alfred E. Loftin, 82, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, at his home after an extended illness. He was born Jan. 7, 1929, to Sam and Annie Person Loftin. After military service in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict, he began his career as a farmer and a dairyman. Always interested in community and civic affairs, he devoted many years of service to Mt. Pleasant Christian Academy, including more than 10 years as president of the Board of Directors. In 1976 he was elected to the first of four consecutive terms to the Marshall County Board of Supervisors. He was a member of the Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Holly Springs Funeral Home with Dr. Ray Branch and Dr. Don Labelle officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Bobbie Ross Loftin of Mt. Pleasant; two sons, Ross (Charlotte) of Tupelo and Mark (Lori) of Mt. Pleasant; one daughter, Jean Loftin Hawkins (Stan) of Como; 12 grandchildren, Laura and Benton Loftin of Tupelo, Rachael Loftin Burnett (Paul) of Oakland, Tenn., Steven, Caroline and Mattie Loftin, and Cali and Colby Haley of Mt. Pleasant, and Alison, Samuel, Annabelle and Guy Hawkins of Como; two sisters, Doris Howell of Collierville and Ann Taylor of Mt. Pleasant; two brothers, Ralph (Ella Jean) and Luke (Leslie) Loftin of Mt. Pleasant.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Helen Read Lucado, Mary Margaret Allen, Hallie Boggan and Sarah Claire Billings; and two brothers, Sam Loftin Jr. and Billy Loftin.
Pallbearers will be Paul Burnett, Steven Loftin, Benton Loftin, Samuel Hawkins, Colby Haley and Guy Hawkins.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
To leave online condolences, visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.

Charles Sanford
BLUE SPRINGS – Charles Dennis Sanford, 72, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2011. He was born May 29, 1939, in Union County to Merle and Wordia Lewellen Sanford.
Survivors include two daughters, Cassandra Upchurch (Bruce) of Smiths Grove, Ky., and Teresa Walker (Robert) of Franklin, Ky.; a sister, Carolyn Brooks, and a brother, Larry Sanford (Janie), both of New Albany; four grandchildren and one great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Merle and Wordia Lewellen Sanford.

Cardill Floyd
CORINTH – Cardill Floyd died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, after a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson’s Funeral Home of Corinth.

Lula Burcham
CORINTH – Lula Christine Burcham, 77, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, at the Mississippi Care Center in Corinth.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Corinthian Funeral Home. Burial will be in Vanderford Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ruthie Ivy
OXFORD – Ruthie Thompson Ivy, 75, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building in Oxford. Burial will follow in the Buford Chapel Cemetery. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.

Florine Turman
NETTLETON – Florine Turman, 84, died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, at her home in Nettleton. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Nettleton.