Obituaries October 28, 2011

By NEMS Daily Journal

Reece Little
AMORY – Harold Reece Little, 83, died on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at Community Hospice in Verona. Born on Oct. 6, 1928, in Smithville, he was a son of the late Shelly George and Othel Dallas Palmer Little. He was a graduate of Smithville High School. On April 28, 1950, he married Margaret Cantrell. He honorably served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean conflict. Upon returning home, he opened and operated Amory Plumbing Company. A man of deep faith, Mr. Little was a member of New Hope Church of Christ. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, woodworking and gospel music.
He is survived by his sisters, Josephine Lorick (Buddy) of Saltillo, Carolyn Harris of Selma, Ala., Peggy Ausborn (Curtis) of Smithville and Elsie Tartt (Jimmy) of Amory; his brothers, Scotty Little (Ann) of Memphis and Kendall Little of Amory; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by brothers, Farrell and Dale Little; sister-in-law, Hope Little; and brother-in-law, David Harris.
A Celebration of Life service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Minister David Highland officiating. Burial will follow in New Hope Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to New Hope Church of Christ, 60417 Hatley-Detroit Rd., Amory, MS 38821.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Sammie Mullins
POTTS CAMP – Sammie Lee Mullins, 55, died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, on Scales Tower Road in Holly Springs.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Royston Chapel CME Church in Potts Camp. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from noon to 6 p.m. today and the family hour from 5 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from 10 to 10:55 a.m. Saturday.
Robbie Turner
TUPELO – Robbie Faye Turner, 76, died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. A Tupelo native, she was born July 28, 1935, to William C. and Jewel L. Brown Thompson. She married James R. Turner in 1950 and lived in Memphis over 30 years. In the 1990s, she lived in Florida before moving to Tupelo to be near her family. She sold Avon products for over 25 years, but primarily she was a homemaker and invested her time in her family. She was a member of East Heights Baptist Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Rev. Castor Buse officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband of 61 years, James R. Turner of Tupelo; her daughter, Elise Turner McCulley (Robert) of Bartlett, Tenn.; eight grandchildren, Kimberly Bradshaw, Jeremy Turner (Brandy), Chris Turner (Sandy), Michelle Wren (Israel), Andrew McCulley, Kathy McCulley Lopez (Robert), Robbie McCulley and Jennifer Turner; her brother, Jimmy Thompson (Judy) of Mooreville; seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two sons, Dennis L. Turner and James Michael Turner.
Pallbearers will be Jeremy Turner, Chris Turner, Andrew McCulley and Israel Wren.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society; LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center or Tupelo Masonic Lodge 318.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
C.O. McGreger
PITTSBORO – Clellon Ovis “C.O.” McGreger, 85, died Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, at Calhoun Health Services Hospital in Calhoun City. He was born Aug. 10, 1926, in the Rocky Mount community. He was a retired forestry technician for the Mississippi Forestry Commission where he worked for 35 years. He was the owner of McGreger Trading Post. He was a master conversationalist, an old time horse trader, a whittler and an avid fox hunter who thoroughly enjoyed visits from his children, grandchildren, other family members and many friends. He was the oldest charter member and former board member of the Calhoun County Fox Hunters Association, and a member of the Mississippi State Fox Hunters Association and the Lamp&L Hunting Club. He was a member of Rocky Mt. Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with Bro. Robert Earl Alexander officiating and Bro. Dale Easley assisting. Burial will be in Poplar Springs Cemetery at Vardaman.
Survivors include two daughters, Jane Gregory and husband, Lader, of Pittsboro and Sheila Freely and husband, Scott, of Vardaman; one son, Larry “Bud” McGreger and wife, Michele, of Pittsboro; grandchildren, Stacy Gregory, Monica Caldwell, Kim Edwards, Bubba Freely, Christy Tedder, Clay Gregory and Gina Plumb; six great-grandchildren; special friends, Holley, Bobbie Sue, Steve, Genese and Sandra.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Elizabeth Bray McGreger; his parents, Dock Clark McGreger and Mattie Ellen Clay McGreger; and four sisters, Myrtle Logan, Jane Warnick, LaVee Bryant and Geraldine Gillespie.
Pallbearers will be Haden Edwards, Bubba Freely, Chris Graham, Clay Gregory, Stacy Gregory, Andy Landreth, Homer Moore, J.B. Rogers, George Tedder and Tom Weeks, Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Fred Alexander, Duane Alexander, Tom Bailey, Sonny Burt, Scott Clark, Matt Graham, Wayne Haire, Paul Isbel, Robert Earl McGregor, Jerry Murphree, Daven Parker, M.K. Stegall and Dean Wright.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Poplar Springs Cemetery Fund, c/o Vara Nabors, 578 CR 136, Pittsboro, MS 38951; Rocky Mt. Cemetery Fund, c/o J.B. Rogers, 429 CR 103, Pittsboro, MS 38951; Vardaman First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 173 Vardaman, MS 38878.
Online condolences may be made at www.parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com.
Q.T. Voyles
BALDWYN – Q.T. Voyles, 73, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at his home after a long illness. He was a sales person for several news and used automobile dealerships. He worked and retired from Hancock Fabrics Inc. He was the owner of Eastside Auto Sales and a member of Parkers Chapel Baptist Church. He loved hunting, fish and riding four-wheelers. He was a friend to everyone he met.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Ray Guin and Bro. Rex Bullock officiating. Burial will be in the Kirkville Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Trudy Chambers Voyles of Baldwyn; two daughters, Rhonda Bradsher and Tommy of Tupelo and Sheila James and Michael of Baldwyn; three grandchildren, Sara Spencer Bradsher of Tupelo, Hoby James of Oxford and Hana Grace James of Baldwyn; his sister, Imogene Scott and Roy of Baldwyn; three brothers, Ricky Voyles and Lynn of Wheeler, Bernis Voyles of Kirkville and Coy Voyles and Sandra of Kirkville; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph A. and Beatrice Johnson Voyles; and a sister-in-law, Judy Voyles.
Pallbearers will be Bob Wigginton, Wayne Chambers, Frank Brosious, Donald W. Robinson, Marvin Leach and Tony Barnes.
Honorary pallbearers will be his nephews.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Billy Shelby
RIPLEY – Billy Glenn Shelby died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at the Tippah County Hospital. He was born Feb. 14, 1940, to Ross and Lillie Mae Webb Shelby in Benton County. He was formerly employed at Clipper Abrasive in Holly Springs, PEP Industries in Ripley and Master-Bilt in New Albany. He was a member of the Baptist church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at McBride Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Donnie DeBord officiating and Dr. Patrick Chapman assisting. Graveside services will immediately follow at Tippah Memorial Gardens.
Survivors are his wife of more than 50 years, Carole Crawford Shelby of Ripley; one daughter, Angela Sullivan and husband, Chuck, of Southaven; two sons, Dr. Keith Shelby of Boca Raton, Fla., and Aaron Shelby and wife, Jennifer, of Saltillo; two grandchildren, Ken and Shelby Sullivan; a sister, Clara Lee Davis and husband, Jimmy, of Ripley; and a twin brother, Bobby Shelby of Ripley.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Wayne Davis, Dale Bateman, Bobby Joe Crumpton, Alan Crawford, Jeff Shelby and Phil Peeler.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 7 a.m. to service time Saturday at the funeral home.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.
Sandra Byars
GUNTOWN – Sandra Faye Hightower Byars, 67, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born Dec. 11, 1943, in Itta Bena. She was an employee of the Army Corps of Engineers for 33 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Baldwyn.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel in Calhoun City with the Rev. Ray Morton officiating. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery at Big Creek.
Survivors include her husband, George Byars of Guntown; two daughters, Tamela Fay Anderson (Jason) of decatur, Ala., and Sandra Lynn Carwyle (Jeremy) of Thaxton; four sisters, Annie Sue Upchurch (Glenn) of Greenwood, Betty Lynn LaMantia (Richard) of Grenada, Kaye Hightower of Monroe, La., and Carole Pickering (Dan) of Cupertino, Calif.; three grandchildren, Justin Anderson, William Carwyle and Jordan Carwyle.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lynn Wood Hightower and Maudine Couch Hightower.
Pallbearers will be Chip Upchurch, Chuck Upchurch, James Carwyle, Donald Matthews, Kirk McIntyre, Frank Burke, Dillon Matthews and Timmy Morris.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Saturday.
Online condolences may be made at www.pryorfuneralhome.com.
Joseph Washington Sr.
TUPELO – Joseph “Big Joe” Washington Sr., 89, died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. A native of Texarkana, Ark., he was born Oct. 31, 1921, to the Rev. Joshua Samuel and Evelina Washington. He was a retired educator. He graduated from Mississippi Industrial College in Holly Spring and received his master’s degree from the University of Mississippi at Oxford. He taught science, coached football, and served as athletic director at George Washington Carver High School from 1946 to 1969. When the schools were integrated, he was assigned to Tupelo High School, where he served as the assistant principal until he retired in 1986.
Mr. Washington was a member of Lane Chapel CME Church, where he served as a Sunday School teacher and superintendent, director of Christian Education, trustee, steward and lay leader. He served as coordinator for the North-East Mississippi Region Annual Conference. He served as the Boy Scout Master for Troop 51. He was a veteran of the United States Army and served a tour of duty in World War II. He was a member of the NAACP, Henry Hampton Elk Lodge, Tupelo Biracial Committee, C.C. Augustus Educator Association and the National Educators Association.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hope Church in Tupelo with the Rev. Robert Jamison officiating. Burial will be in Porter’s Memorial Cemetery. Century Hairston Funeral Home of Columbus is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Lucinda P. Washington; two daughters, Cynthia Ann Washington of Las Vegas, Nev., and Gwendolyn Washington Pattman (Leon) of Cordova, Tenn.; one son, Joseph David Washington Jr. (Bea) of Tupelo; three grandsons, two granddaughters and four great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews and cousin; a brother-in-law, John Perkins (Ann); two sisters-in-law, Mary Ann and Greta Perkins; a special daughter, Susie Ann Owens; and a special family friend, Monrobie Jennings.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Lane Chapel CME Church in Tupelo. The repast will be held at Peoples Community Baptist Church in Tupelo.
Archie McGee
PONTOTOC – Archie Lee McGee, 66, died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born June 30, 1945, to Eddie and Clytee McGee. He was a devoted superintendent and deacon of Hopewell M.B. Church in Belden. He enjoyed hunting, sports and working in his garden.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hopewell M.B. Church in Belden. The Rev. Curtis McKinney Jr. will officiate. Interment will follow at Red Hill M.B. Church Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Glenda McGee of Pontotoc; four daughters, Tina McGee of Racine, Wis., Coeneka (Eric) Ball of Blue Springs, Wanda McGee of New Albany and Cassandra McGee of Pontotoc; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; four brothers, Eddie (Lossie) McGee, Audry (Ollie) McGee and Cowley (Cynthia) Burnett, all of Blue Springs, and Author (Joyce) McGee of Racine, Wis.; four sisters, Mattie Gilbert, Ceretha (Nathaniel) Miller and Diane (Anthony) McCoy, all of Pontotoc, and Joyce Hollis of Tupelo.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Archie Lee McGee Jr.; a brother, Daniel McGee; and a grandson, Dayshawn Ivy.
Visitation is from 5 to 6 p.m. today at Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before service time.
Will Key
RACINE, Wis. – Willie Lee “Will” Key, 58, died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at St. Mary Hospital in Racine, Wis. An Oxford native, he was the son of Evelyn Key Ramsey and the late Walter Ramsey. He was a factory worker.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Philadelphia M.B. Church. Dr. Alfred Hall II will officiate. Burial will be in Philadelphia Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his mother, Evelyn Ramsey of Oxford; one daughter, Flecia (Rodney) Lawson of Atlanta, Ga.; one son, Jasper (Rose) Key of Twenty-Nine Palms, Calif.; seven sisters, Cora Sanders, Patricia Pegues, Teresa Ramsey, Petsy (Robert) Sanders and Mary (Willie) Brassell, all of Oxford, and Lillie Ramsey of Batesville; two brothers, W.C. (Shirley) Key and James Ramsey, all of Oxford; seven grandchildren and one great grandson.
George Johnson
TUPELO – George William Johnson died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, at his home. He was born on Dec. 12, 1931, in New Orleans to William Henry and Lillie Mono Johnson. He was christened at St. Peter Clavar Catholic Church of New Orleans and attended St. Peter Clavar Catholic School, completing elementary through middle school. He graduated from Joseph S. Clark Senior High School of New Orleans with the class of 1949. He was married for 45 years to Ollie Mae Standifer Johnson. Mr. Johnson retired from the United States Postal Service as a letter carrier after 30 years of dedicated service. He was a member of the National Association of Letter Carriers, where his served as sergeant-at-arms for many years, vice president of the state and local AFL/CIO, president of the A Phillip Randolph Institute, president of the Ebonites Social Aide and Pleasure Club, president of Agriculture Street Landfield and president of Garden Plaza Homeowners Association. He was member of Hartzell United Methodist Church until he relocated by way of Hurricane Katrina to Tupelo. Upon relocating, he joined the St. Paul Methodist Church of Tupelo and served as chairman of the Trustee Board until his health failed.
Services will be at noon Saturday at St. Paul United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gloria McKinney officiating. Burial will be in Porter’s Memorial Cemetery. N.L. Jones and Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Ollie Mae Standifer Johnson; eight children, Roy Johnson (Irene) of Seattle, Wash., Antoinette Johnson and Deborah Johnson Phillips of Houston, Texas, Keith Johnson of New Orleans, Darryl Johnson (Chelsea) of Baton Rouge, La., Billy Gill, Carlotta Gill Spruille, and Larry Gill of New Orleans; 44 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren; a special friend, James Agnew; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Peter Jones; three sisters, Louise Spurlock, Lilly Edwards and Edna Williams; four sons, Edward Johnson, George Johnson, Atwell and Sammie Lee Thornton; and one daughter, Cynthia Bouie.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to St. Paul United Methodist Church.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the Eck and Georgia Shumpert Memorial Chapel at the funeral home. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service time.
To sign the guestbook, visit www.nljonesandson.com.
Jean B. Taylor
RIPLEY – Jean B. Taylor, 70, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at her residence in Ripley. She was born Dec. 29, 1940, to Allen and Grace Barrnett. She was a graduate of Douglas College for Women, a branch of Rutgers University. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and graduated with honors. She was employed by IBM in New York City as an early female systems engineer. After moving to Ripley she was office manager at Dr. Taylor’s office for 27 years until retirement. She was an active member of First United Methodist Church and a member of the choir.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church with Bro. Jason Harm and Bro. Bill Baker officiating. Ripley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, Dr. Horton G. Taylor Jr. of Ripley; one daughter, Renie T. Webb (Randy) of New Albany; one son, James Carl Taylor of Calhoun City; one brother, Richard T. Barrnett of New Jersey; two grandchildren, Victoria Grace Duncan and Brayden Taylor Webb.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Memorial donations may be made at The First United Methodist Church or charity of donors choice.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday at Ripley Funeral Home.
To view obituaries online and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.
Hazel Holt
IUKA – Hazel Holt, 90, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Iuka.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka. Interment will follow in Eastport Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. at Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
Bertha Newcomb
IUKA – Bertha Lambert Newcomb, 93, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at the Tishomingo Community Living Center. She loved her friends and family and did her best to be there when she was needed. She was a longtime member of the Iuka Baptist Church, having taught Sunday School classes for young and old, and was a member of the Iuka Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. She worked with the Tishomingo County Extension Office and TVA, and was a financial secretary for the Iuka Baptist Church for many years.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one son, David Newcomb (Diane) of Iuka; two grandchildren, Mindy Marchbanks (Randy) of Mokena, Ill., and Kelly Newcomb of Tampa, Fla.; and three great-grandchildren, Mason, Maddox and Ella Marchbanks.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard Newcomb; her parents, Oscar and Pearl Lloyd Lambert; and a sister, Evelyn Richardson.
Pallbearers include Tom White, Dr. Emory Jones, David Thorne, Tucker Russell, Jeff Moyers and Dr. Ben Kitchens.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Iuka Baptist Church Stained Glass Window Fund, 105 Eastport St., Iuka, MS 38852.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
Bobby Mabry Jr.
MEMPHIS – Bobby Gene Mabry Jr., 55, died Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, at Methodist Hospital South.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Grayson Funeral Chapel in Corinth. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be from noon to service time today at the funeral home.
Jayson Evers
GUNTOWN – Jayson Harvey Evers, 16-day-old son of John and Pam Taylor Evers, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center in Memphis. He was born Oct. 10, 2011.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at The Saltillo Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Rev. Brett McKee officiating.
Survivors include his parents, John and Pam Evers of Guntown; two sisters, Morgan Hester and Mary Preston Evers; two brothers, Jordan and Carson Evers; his cousin, Mattie Taylor; and his grandmother, Brenda Taylor of the Ballardsville community.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Jimmy Taylor.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Saturday at the Saltillo Funeral Home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Brian Beckner
WEST POINT – Brian Keith Beckner, 46, died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at his residence. He was born Nov. 23, 1964, in Modesto, Calif., to Everett Beckner and the late Henrietta Bandy Kehuisen. He attended Riverside Baptist Church. He was a mechanic for Hamp&O Truck Repair. He loved to ride motorcycles.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Robinson Funeral Home Chapel in West Point with Rev. Jim Sallee officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
He is survived by his father; two sons Brian and Josh Beckner of West Point; one brother, Scott Beckner of Modesto, Calif.; one sister, Christina Gentry of Modesto, Calif.; his grandmother, Hattie Hartcamp of Ripon, Calif.; and four grandchildren, Autumn Beckner, Schyler White, Joshua Beckner and Sophia Beckner.
Pallbearers will be Joshua Beckner, Brian Beckner, Eugene Oswalt, John Goff, Terry Garnett and John Edwards.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Robinson Funeral Home.
Friends may send condolences online at robinsonfh.net.
Zak Lindley
MANTACHIE – Zakkary Dean Lindley “Zak,” 20, died at his home in Mantachie. Holland Funeral Directors, Nettleton Chapel.
John Foote
NEW ALBANY – John Wesley Foote, 65, died Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Beasley Funeral Home.
Charles Cobb
CHICAGO – Charles E. Cobb, 75, died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at the John H. Strogers Jr. Hospital in Cook County, Ill. He was born March 5, 1936, in Mississippi to Chester and Marquerite Gamble Cobb. He moved to Illinois early in his life.
Services will be at noon Saturday at Red Hill M.B. Church with the Rev. S. Banks as eulogist. Burial will be in the Red Hill Cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include a son, Donnie (Carolyn) Cobb of Racine, Wis.; his siblings, Phyllis (Steve) Daniel and Byron Cobb of Blue Springs and Norris (Shelia) Cobb of Tupelo.
Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Jack Matthews
PONTOTOC – Donald Jack Matthews, 59, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, in Johnson City, Tenn. He was retired from Delta International after 33 years. He was currently working as a truck driver.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Bro. Greg Herndon officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Elsie Matthews of Pontotoc; three sons, Scotty (Penny) Matthews, John Matthews and Kojack (Jeannie) Chambers; two daughters, Melissa Payne and Stephanie Chambers; one brother, Delanie Matthews; three sisters, Betty Matthews, Geraldine Jones and Patsy (Harold) McCreight; grandchildren, Shane and Will Puckett, Hope and Faith Matthews, Christian Coleman, Ashley and Kyle Florez, Troy and Patricia Chambers, and Dustin and Nicole Cantrell.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnnie and Mallie Matthews; a brother, Donnie Matthews; a sister-in-law, Wilma Matthews; and a brother-in-law, P.J. Jones.
Pallbearers will be Ted Dowdy, Brad Dowdy, Brent McCreight, Mitchell Matthews, John Keith and James Keith.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from noon to service time Saturday.
Charles Cobb
CHICAGO – Charles E. Cobb, 75, died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at the John H. Strogers Jr. Hospital in Cook County, Ill. He was born March 5, 1936, in Mississippi to Chester and Marquerite Gamble Cobb. He moved to Illinois early in his life.
Services will be at noon Saturday at Red Hill M.B. Church with the Rev. S. Banks as eulogist. Burial will be in the Red Hill Cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include a son, Donnie (Carolyn) Cobb of Racine, Wis.; his siblings, Phyllis (Steve) Daniel and Byron Cobb of Blue Springs and Norris (Shelia) Cobb of Tupelo.
Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Jack Matthews
PONTOTOC – Donald Jack Matthews, 59, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, in Johnson City, Tenn. He was retired from Delta International after 33 years. He was currently working as a truck driver.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Bro. Greg Herndon officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Elsie Matthews of Pontotoc; three sons, Scotty (Penny) Matthews, John Matthews and Kojack (Jeannie) Chambers; two daughters, Melissa Payne and Stephanie Chambers; one brother, Delanie Matthews; three sisters, Betty Matthews, Geraldine Jones and Patsy (Harold) McCreight; grandchildren, Shane and Will Puckett, Hope and Faith Matthews, Christian Coleman, Ashley and Kyle Florez, Troy and Patricia Chambers, and Dustin and Nicole Cantrell.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnnie and Mallie Matthews; a brother, Donnie Matthews; a sister-in-law, Wilma Matthews; and a brother-in-law, P.J. Jones.
Pallbearers will be Ted Dowdy, Brad Dowdy, Brent McCreight, Mitchell Matthews, John Keith and James Keith.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from noon to service time Saturday.
Brian Beckner
WEST POINT – Brian Keith Beckner, 46, died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at his residence. He was born Nov. 23, 1964, in Modesto, Calif., to Everett Beckner and the late Henrietta Bandy Kehuisen. He attended Riverside Baptist Church. He was a mechanic for H&O Truck Repair. He loved to ride motorcycles.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Robinson Funeral Home Chapel in West Point with Rev. Jim Sallee officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
He is survived by his father; two sons Brian and Josh Beckner of West Point; one brother, Scott Beckner of Modesto, Calif.; one sister, Christina Gentry of Modesto, Calif.; his grandmother, Hattie Hartcamp of Ripon, Calif.; and four grandchildren, Autumn Beckner, Schyler White, Joshua Beckner and Sophia Beckner.
Pallbearers will be Joshua Beckner, Brian Beckner, Eugene Oswalt, John Goff, Terry Garnett and John Edwards.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Robinson Funeral Home.
Friends may send condolences online at robinsonfh.net.
Jayson Evers
GUNTOWN – Jayson Harvey Evers, 16-day-old son of John and Pam Taylor Evers, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center in Memphis. He was born Oct. 10, 2011.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at The Saltillo Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Rev. Brett McKee officiating.
Survivors include his parents, John and Pam Evers of Guntown; two sisters, Morgan Hester and Mary Preston Evers; two brothers, Jordan and Carson Evers; his cousin, Mattie Taylor; and his grandmother, Brenda Taylor of the Ballardsville community.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Jimmy Taylor.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Saturday at the Saltillo Funeral Home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.