Obituaries October 25, 2011

By NEMS Daily Journal

Gene Williams
NEW ALBANY – Gene Frederick Williams, 83, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2011, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Memphis. He was born June 7, 1928, in Sarah to A.I. and Sarah Emily Williams. He was a retired golf cart repairman, a Baptist and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Glenfield Memorial Park in New Albany with Bro. Don Woods officiating. Glenfield Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Williams, and a son, Ira Williams, both of New Albany; and a granddaughter, Alexandria Williams.
Memorials may be made to Hell Creek Wildlife Management Area, c/o Steve Coleman, 131 CR 831, Blue Mountain, MS 38610.
John Swift
WEST POINT – John Allen Swift, 75, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mt. Zion M.B. 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.
Charles Alexander
CALHOUN, La. – Charles Henry Alexander, 88, died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011. He was born Oct. 23, 1922 to James Pascal Alexander amp& Elizabeth “Lizzie” Couch Alexander. He was a native of Houston and a member of First United Methodist Church.
Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. today at First United Methodist Church of Houston with the Rev. Mike Childs and the Rev. Larry Patrick officiating. Burial will be in Houston City Cemetery, with the Rev. Patrick Alexander officiating. Southern Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Margie Ann Alexander of Calhoun, La.; four sons, Charlie Alexander (Patsy) of Southaven; Jim Alexander of Front Royal, Va., David Alexander (Susan) of High Point, N.C., and Dr. Billy Alexander (Kim) of Calhoun, La.; two stepdaughters, Courtney (Chad) Coffey and Mackenzi (Matt) McKinney; six granddaughters, Elizabeth Alexander of Southaven, Marianne Heddings (Johnathan) of Lorton, Va., Hannah Ladehoff (Chris) of Columbus, Leigh Beth Van Eyke (Arie) of Newbern, Tenn., Mary Lynn Alexander of Calhoun, La., and Kristi Alexander of High Point, N.C.; five grandsons, Patrick Alexander (Martha Jane) of Morristown, Tenn., Eddie Alexander of Front Royal, Va., Clay Alexander, Ian Alexander, and Aaron Alexander all from Calhoun, La.; one great-grandson Caleb Alexander of Morristown, Tenn.; four stepgreat-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Gladys Alexander Sherrod and Catherine Alexander Simpson; his brothers Pascal Waldrop Alexander, James Hugh Alexander, and Augusta “Gus” Evans Alexander.
Pallbearers will be his grandchildren and their spouses.
Visitation will be from 9:30 until service time today at the church.
Online condolences may be made to www.southernfuneralchapel.webs.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be donated to Houston First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 123, Houston, MS 38851.
W.T. Greene
IUKA – W.T. Greene, 90, died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at the Tishomingo Manor Nursing Home.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Tishomingo Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Tishomingo Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time today at the church.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association at www.heart.org.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
Will Key
RACINE, Wis. – Willie Lee “Will” Key, 58, died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Racine, Wis. He was formerly of Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
Mildred Anderson
PEPPERTOWN – Mildred Laverne Anderson, 79 , died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, at her home. She was born Feb. 5, 1932 , in the Centerville community of Itawamba County to Jim and Lena Markum Thompson. She was a member of the Big Oak Baptist Church. She was retired from Reed’s Manufacturing. She loved to sew, enjoyed her flowers and especially enjoyed spending time with her friends and family and doing for others.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Mantachie with Bro. Doug Wilson and Bro. Eddie Boutwell officiating. Burial will be in the Center Star cemetery.
Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Wayne Anderson; two sons, Jimmy Anderson (Sherry) of Guntown and Gary Anderson of Southaven; two sisters, Wilma Hester of the Unity community and Susie Taylor of Mantachie; one brother, J.T. Thompson (Willie Pearl) of Mantachie; four grandchildren, Casey Anderson (Missy ) of Guntown, Michael Stanton (Mandy) of Mantachie, Ashley Anderson of Guntown and Keely Weeks of Fulton; three great-grandchildren, Autumn Stanton, Hagen Stanton and Luke Miller; a half sister, Amy Franks of Mantachie.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Raymond Thompson; two half sisters, Avis Nanney and Lilly Rogers; and her parents.
Pallbearers will be Randall Taylor, Jason Thompson, Ronnie Robison, Matthew Robison, Josh Reese and Brandon Williams.
Visitation will continue from 7 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home in Mantachie.
Serenity Brown
WEST POINT – Serenity Aniyah Brown, newborn, died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, at Riveroaks Hospital in Jackson. She is the daughter of Troy and Marie Brown of Aberdeen.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. today at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Aberdeen. Carter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Leon Elliott
NEW ALBANY – Leon Elliott, 48, died Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany.
Sabrina Hall
BYHALIA – Sabrina Quinn Hall, 15, died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center in Memphis.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Byhalia Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Lorean Scott Outlaw
BALDWYN – Lorean Scott Outlaw 86, went to be with Jesus on Oct. 23, 2011, at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility. She loved her church family, her Sunday School class, reading and studying her Bible, having read through it 21 times. She was a member of the Oak Hill Missionary Baptist Church of Blackland for approximately 66 years. Her hobbies were quilting, sewing and gardening. Her family, church family and many beloved friends were in her heart and prayers. She had a new special family at the Baldwyn Nursing facility and she loved them all, especially her roommate, Sudie Grisham, and special prayer partner, Lonnie Hampton. She will be missed by all.
Services will be Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Chuck Hampton and Bro. Terry Scott officiating with burial in the Lebanon Cemetery.
Survivors include a son, Donnis Outlaw of Baldwyn; two daughters, Delores Goff (Tony) of Richfield, Wis., and Lynda Dunaway (Donnie) of Baldwyn; grandchildren, Tina Berryman (Wesley) of Renzi, Tracy Dunaway (Darlene) of Booneville, Heather Fontaine (Steve) of Omaha, Neb.; three sisters, Margie Dale Kessler of Booneville, Laverne Miller (Dean) of Haleyville, Ala., Dorothy Hoskins (Tommy) of Clinton, Ky.; sister-in-law, Doris McMillan of Booneville; great-grandchildren, Brittney and Austin Floyd, Aaron Dunaway, Holley and Hunter Berryman.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Hercil Outlaw; her parents; J.P. (Johnny) and Madge Gentry Scott; brothers, Ray, Arlis, Earl Scott and Harold Strange; and sisters, Fay Prather, Mavis Wilburn and Maxine Gamble.
Pallbearers will be Donnie Dunaway, Donnis Outlaw, Tony Goff, Tracy Dunaway, Lonnie Murphy, Ronny Rowland and Kenneth Scott.
Visitation will be today 5 to 9 p.m. at Waters Funeral Home.
Raymond Rose
ZION, Ill. – Raymond C. Rose, 91, died Friday, Oct. 21, 2011.
He was born in Carbon Hill, Ala., on Oct. 25, 1919, to James Bennett and Beulah Ellen Laird Rose. He was a Baptist in belief. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was retired from Abbott Laboratories as a lab tech. He owned a grocery store in Fulton before moving to Zion, Ill., in 1967.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Gary Oneal officiating. Burial will be in Itawamba Memorial Garden.
Survivors include two sons, Raymond Carl Rose (Linda) of Fulton and Robert Dale Rose (Linda) of Winthrop Harbor, Ill.; four grandchildren, Stan Rose (Leah), Carla Rose, Sarah Camara (Jason) and Heather Daujotas (Alec); eight great -grandchildren; one brother, Joe Rose of Jasper, Ala.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia Edmonson Rose; his parents; a grandson, Dan Rose; and one sister and three brothers.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to service time Wednesday.
Ken McAlpin
CORINTH – Kenneth “Ken” McAlpin died Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Memorial Funeral Home of Corinth.
Henry C. Crum
RIPLEY – Henry Earl Crum, 79, died Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. The son of Azzie and Freddie Crum, he was born Jan. 12, 1932, in Ripley. He worked at Youngstown Sheet amp& Tube (1953 to 1964), the Mohoning County Engineer Department DBA Mercury West Inc., the Colorado Airport and the Robinson Brick Company. He married Lorilla Crum in 1953, They were married for 14 years and had five children. In 1971 he married Willa Jean Crum of Denver, Colo. They had one son.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Foster amp& Son Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley. Pastor Kevin Crum Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in Boyd Cemetery.
He is survived by his children, Dorothy Loraine Miller, Henry Darrell Crum, Kevin Crum Sr. (Sandra), all of Youngstown, Ohio, Earlene Renee Cassells (Keith) of Temple Hill, Md., Keith Crum of Harrington, Dela., Anthony Earl Crum and Teresa Torra Crum. four sisters, Hellen Johnson, Margie, Johnson and Beatrice Cowan all of Ripley, and Flora B. Smith of Jacksonville Fla.; five brothers, Hillman Crum, Gary Crum, James Jr. Crum (Mary Sue), all of Youngstown, Ohio, Sammie Crum and Anthony Crum (Shelia) of Ripley; a sister-in-law Elaine Crum of Ripley; two aunts, Pauline Simmons and Ruth Hall; 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, B.W.
The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time.
Winnie Mae Shaw
NEW ALBANY – Winnie Mae Harris Shaw, 83, died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, at Graceland Care Center in New Albany after an extended illness. She was born in Mooreville on Feb. 17, 1928, to C.F. and Lelar Harris. For the past 15 years she lived in New Albany. She was a member of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church. She worked in the retail business as an associate for Kent’s, Gibson’s and then retired from Walmart. After her retirement, she kept children in her home. She loved music and was a part of the Harris Family Radio Ministry Group. She was an avid reader and loved to watch westerns.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Rev. Wayne Thorn and Rev. Barry Male officiating. Burial will be in Union Grove Church of God Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Larry Russell Shaw (Jill) of New Albany; one daughter, Ione Nannette Shaw of Blue Springs; five grandchildren, Darlene Arnold of Fulton, Kelly Courtney of Fulton, Rhiannon Fisher (Robert), of Imperial, Calif., Richard Russell Shaw of Tupelo and Harris Robbins Shaw of New Albany; four great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Walter Russell Shaw, on March 8, 1999; and six brothers.
Pallbearers will be Kenneth Ray West, James Pirkle, Mike Hester, Robbie Harris, Ronnie Harris and Eddie Harris.
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the New Albany First United Methodist Church Youth Department, 207 E. Bankhead St., New Albany, MS 38652.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Doris Cole
GOLDEN – Doris Clements Cole, 83, died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home in Red Bay, Ala.
James Boatner
RED BANKS – James Lamar Boatner, 54, died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs.
Bobby Mabry
MEMPHIS – Bobby Mabry died Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, after a brief illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson Funeral Home in Corinth.
Mary Catherine Kellum
GUNTOWN – Mary Catherine Barnes Kellum, 87, died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after an extended illness. She was the widow of John Harold Kellum, her husband for 63 years. She was a member of the Hillcrest Church of Christ, a graduate of Tupelo High School and a retired employee of with 25 years of service at the Natchez Trace Parkway.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Waters Funeral Home with Minster Tim Childs officiating. Burial will be in the Campbelltown Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time today.
Survivors include three niece, Kathye Barnes Anderson, Sharon Barnes Reifers and Barbara Boggan Stephen; three nephews Bill Duke, Ed Boggan and Prentiss Barnes; and her caregivers, George Russell and Carol Ann Kellum.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William Prentiss “Boss” Barnes and Floy Ballard Barnes; a brother, James Edward Barnes; two sisters, Edith Barnes Boggan and Elizabeth Barnes Duke; and two nieces, Julia Barnes Segars and Edna Barnes Ganaway.
Memorial may be made to Roy Rowland Scholarship Fund, c/o Melba Gamble, Baldwyn, MS 38824 or the Pinevale Children’s Home, Corinth, MS.
Ollie Massey
PINE GROVE – Ollie V. Massey, 94, died Monday, Oct. 24, 2011m at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility. She was born Nov. 24, 1916, to James and Ida Stacy Vick. She was a member of Chapman Church of Christ and a homemaker.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at McMillan Funeral Home with Minister Tim Childs officiating. Burial will be in the Boxx Chapel Cemetery.
She is survived by a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Homer Massey; an infant son; two sisters, Lela Bullock and Lois White; and two brothers, Orlanda Vick and Leonard Vick.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Wednesday.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
Jessie Mayhall
GOLDEN – Jessie Gertrude Mayhall, 94, died Monday, Oct. 24, 2011. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home in Red Bay, Ala.
Jimmy Bell
HOLLY SPRINGS – Jimmy Stewart Bell, 62, died Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, in Holly Springs.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial will be in Carey Chapel Cemetery.
Online condolences may be left at www.hsfuneralhome.com.
George Johnson
TUPELO – George Johnson, 79, died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones amp& Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo.