Obituaries October 30, 2010

Mamie Pearson
HOULKA – Mamie Lee Pearson, 86, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
Tommie Baker
BOLIVAR, Tenn. – Tommie G. Riddle Baker, 77, died Friday, Oct. 29, 2010, at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Bolivar, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home.
Christine Van Hoozer
AMORY – Christine Van Hoozer, 90, died on Friday, Oct. 29, 2010, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center. Born on Aug. 10, 1920, in Big Creek, she was a daughter of the late Hosea and Josephine Alexander Gulledge. Mrs. Van Hoozer was a graduate of Big Creek High School and Memphis School of Commerce, and she attended Midsouth Bible College. A retired secretary, she taught children’s Bible classes over 40 years and was active in Youth for Christ, Memphis Union Mission Auxiliary, Service Men’s Center and Child Evangelism Fellowship. While at Trace Road Baptist Church, she started their Children’s Church ministry. A devout Christian, she was a member of East Amory Baptist Church, where she was active in the Children’s Church ministry. In 1980, she moved to Amory with her husband following his retirement. A loving, giving and caring lady, she cherished her family, the opportunity to serve children, time with her dogs, Mollye and Chrissy, painting and gardening.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Bro. Roger Akers officiating. Burial will follow in Haughton Memorial Park.
She is survived by her daughters, Jo Anne Arrant of Amory and Lisa Ham of Bartlett, Tenn.; her sons, Larry M. Van Hoozer of Amory and David (Carol) Van Hoozer of Germantown, Tenn.; grandchildren, Eric (Kristen) Arrant of Kenner, La., Missy Arrant of Amory, Jon (Donna) Van Hoozer of Memphis and Mike (Gina) Van Hoozer of Texas; great-grandchildren, Jon and Julia Van Hoozer, and five more; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, F.P. Van Hoozer, in 1999; sisters, Lora G. Reeves and Clevie Terry; and brothers, Guy and Leroy Gulledge.
Pallbearers will be Ray and Steven Warren, Larry Kuykendall, Terry Hall, Gary Johnson and Kenny Powell. Honorary pallbearers will be children’s church members and former members.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
At the family’s request, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Child Evangelism Fellowship, 3685 U.S. Hwy. 278 E., Gadsden, AL 35903.
Memories and condolences may be shared and viewed at www.eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Josie Davis
AMORY – Josephine “Josie” Sugg Davis, 86, died Friday, Oct. 29, 2010, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.
Memorials and condolences may be shared with the family at www.eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Betty Eaton
DUMAS – Betty Jean Clark Eaton, 73, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, at Union Health Care Center in New Albany. She was born July 12, 1937, in Pulaski, Tenn., to Robert Hugh and Dezzie Lee Clark. She was a retired employee of Red Kap Corp. and a member of Ridgecrest Missionary Baptist Church in Booneville. She enjoyed flowers and she loved her special animals.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Bro. Charles Lamb officiating. Burial will be in Tippah Memorial Gardens in Ripley.
Survivors include her husband, J.L. Eaton of Dumas; three daughters, Lori Martin of Dieterich, Ill., Joni Carter of Mattoon, Ill., and Crystal Eaton Bickerstaff (Corbett) of Fulton; three sons, Randy Cuffman of Wichita Falls, Texas, Brad Eaton (Theresa) of Potts Camp and John Alan Eaton of Shelton, Va.; one brother, Leo Clark (Jean) of Topeka, Kan.; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Annie Bell Clark; and three brothers, Edward Clark, Robert James Clark and Robbie Clark.
Pallbearers will be Manuel Mauney, Jeffrey Mann, Kelcy Ware, Blake Holloway, David Eaton and Billy Nance.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.
Dorothy Antony
MELBOURNE, Fla. – Dorothy Campbell Antony, 80, formerly of Bruce, died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010, at the Wuesthoff Medical Center in Rockledge, Fla. She was born June 3, 1930, in Sarepta. She was a homemaker and a member of Lamar Baptist Church in Delhi, La.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with Bro. Darrell Logan officiating. Burial will be in the Bruce Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, David Bramlitt (Deb) of Bruce and Larry Bramlitt (Penny) of Merritt Island, Fla.; one brother, John Thomas Campbell of bruce; six grandchildren, Zachery Bramlitt, Melissa Hudkins, Darrell Bramlitt, Darla Walker, Chancey Standley and Jason Earl; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Emmitt Campbell and Edith Hill Campbell Rodgers; a daughter, Gloria Bramlitt Earl; a brother, Jewell Wayne Campbell; and her husband, Tony Antony.
Visitation will be from noon to service time today at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be left at www.parkermemorialfuneralhome.com.
Francis Wingo
MYRTLE – Mary Francis Wingo, 87, died Friday, Oct. 29, 2010, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born Dec. 26, 1922, in Ingomar to George Edward Richey and Nancy Clayton Richey. She was a retired employee of Strafford Manufacturing and a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Bill Foley officiating. Burial will be in the Macedonia Cemetery. United Funeral Service in New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by two sons, Ray A. Wingo of Myrtle and Robert Wingo (Imogene) of New Albany; three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, David Edmond Wingo; and a son, Ronnie Wingo.
For online condolences visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.
Glyn Weeks
WATER VALLEY – Jesse Glyn Weeks, 84, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, at the Yalobusha General Hospital in Water Valley.
A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. today at Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley. Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials be made to the First Baptist Church of Water Valley.
Larry Cunningham
ABERDEEN – Larry James Cunningham, 62, died Monday, Oct. 25, 2010, at his home in Aberdeen.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Belle Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Aberdeen.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time today at the funeral home.
The online registry can be accessed at www.bellememorialfuneralhome.com.
Dony Breedlove
HOLLY SPRINGS – Dony Breedlove, 92, died Friday, Oct. 29, 2010, at Christopher’s in Holly Springs.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Hickory Grove Church. Burial will be in Hickory Grove Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
To leave online condolences, visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Shirley Williams
MEMPHIS – Shirley Ann Williams, 67, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial will be in Carey Chapel Cemetery.
To leave online condolences, visit www.hsfuneralhome.com.
Lora Patterson
CALHOUN CITY – Frances Lora Patterson, 86, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, at her home. Formerly of Derman, she had been a member of Derma Pentecostal Church since 1969. She was a homemaker.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Derma Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Harold Smith officiating. Burial will be in Oak Springs Cemetery at Derman. Pryor Funeral Home of Calhoun City is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Norma Jean Myers Spratlin (Rex) of Derma and Judy Spratlin (Keith) of Calhoun City; two sons, Larry Patterson (Linda) of Calhoun City and Rev. Billy Patterson (Glenda) of Derma; a sister, Willie Bea Thacker (Clyde) of Derma; 12 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James R. Patterson; and her parents, Francis M. Vanlandingham and Ludie Mae Dye Vanlandingham.
Online condolences may be left at www.pryorfuneralhome.com.
Jerlene Stone
BATESVILLE – Jerlene Rainer Stone, 72, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Jan. 9, 1938, in Union to Charles Allen and Nellie Lavada Smith Rainer. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Batesville. Mrs. Stone worked in accounting at the Deposit Guaranty National Bank in Jackson for 20 years.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the First United Methodist Church in Batesville with the Rev. Pat Ludlam and the Rev. Ed Woodall officiating. Burial will follow in Forrest Memorial Park in Batesville. Wells Funeral Home of Batesville is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Thurman A. Stone Jr. of Batesville; two daughters, Dr. Renee Wilson of Tupelo and Martha Flint (Ben) of Batesville; two sons, Stanley Gilmore of Richland and Robert T. Stone (Linda) of Sardis; three grandchildren, Melanie Carpenter (Ricky) of Florence, and Hannah Wilson and Rachel Wilson, both of Tupelo; two great-grandchildren, six stepgrandchildren and nine stepgreat-grandchildren; her stepmother, Georgia Smith Rainer of Union.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time Sunday at the First United Methodist Church in Batesville.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Diabetes Assistance Fund, c/o Diabetes Treatment Center, North Mississippi Medical Center, 830 S. Gloster St., Tupelo, MS 38801.
Virginia Welch
BRUCE – Virginia Hall Welch, 47, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Zion Springs M.B. Church in Bruce. Burial will be in Zion Springs Cemetery. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
To access the online guestbook, visit www.bellememorialfuneralhome.com.
Addren Barnett
HOUSTON – Addren Barnett, 71, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, at DCH Hospital in Tuscaloosa, Ala. He was born Nov. 3, 1938, in Calhoun County to Fred Franklin Barnett and Emmie Olean Gibson. He was married to Wilma Etherall Deaton. He was a member of Thorn Church of God.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Thorn Church of God with Bro. Arnold Amason officiating. Burial will be at Ellzey Cemetery in Vardaman. Memorial Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by three sons, William Barnett Jr of Houston, Bobby Barnett (Lisa) of Atlanta, Ga., and Jerry Barnett (Maranda) of Houston; three daughters, Cathy Brassfield (Marty) of Houston, Tina Gordon (Curtis) of Houston and Patsy Crenshaw (William) of Mathiston; one brother, Harvey Dale Barnett (Jeanie) of Houston; three sisters, Verna Dees of Kosciusko, Evelyn Pettit of Houston and Mavis Collums (Arnold Gene) of Houlka; three grandchildren, Kayla Hiner, Destiny Crenshaw and Lexi Crenshaw; and one great-grandchild, M.J. Hiner.
He was preceded by death by his parents; one sister Pearlie Higginbotham; and two grandchildren, Justin Edward Brassfield and Michael Jacob Brassfield.
The body will lie in state one hour prior to service time today.
For online condolences, visit www.memorialfuneralhomehouston.com.

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