Obituaries October 31, 2010

Donna Johnson
TISHOMINGO – Donna Garner Johnson, 54, died Friday, Oct. 29, 2010, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Tishomingo Baptist Church. Cremation will follow. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. today at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, to Gideons International or to Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
Mary Gaiter
HOLLY SPRINGS – Mary Cradler Gaiter, 103, died Monday, Oct. 25, 2010, at her home in Holly Springs.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at New Hope MB Church in Laws Hill. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 11 to 11:55 a.m. Monday at the church.
Mary Nabers
BOONEVILLE – Mary Gault Nabers, 85, died Friday, Oct. 29, 2010, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. She was born Oct. 19, 1925, to Otha Lee and Grace Gault Maxwell. A lifelong resident of Booneville, she was a graduate of Booneville High School, attended Blue Mountain College and Union University and was a graduate of Mississippi State University. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Booneville, where she was an organist for 42 years. She was an elementary school teacher for the Booneville, Thrasher, New Site and Iuka school districts and taught private piano lessons earlier in her career. She played the piano or the organ for countless weddings, funerals and other social gatherings throughout Prentiss County. She was a member of the Pilot Club and the Zeta Tau Sorority.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church with Dr. Lynn Jones officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her daughter, Mary Grace Troupe of Pearl; her son, Steve (Mickie) Nabers of Germantown; three grandchildren, Bryan (Lisa) Gibson, Marty (Baine) Smith and Jesse Elizabeth Nabers; and two great-grandchildren, Carson Smith and Jake Gibson.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a son-in-law, Joseph R. Troupe.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Music Ministry, 401 West Church Street, Booneville, MS 38829.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
Rick Frazier
TUPELO – Richard Andrew “Rickamp” Frazier, 60, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, at his home in Tupelo. He was born Nov. 14, 1949, in Sunflower County to Thomas Allen and Winnie Mabry Frazier. He served in the U.S. Army National Guard. He was a Catholic.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at United Funeral Service with the Rev. Daniel Darling officiating. Burial will be in Glenfield Memorial Park in New Albany. United Funeral Service of New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Stevens Frazier of Tupelo; one daughter, Kelli Edwards of Southaven; four sons, Rian Frazier (Alisha) of Ashland, A.J. Frazier of Olive Branch and Mark Frazier and Luke Frazier, both of Pacifica, Calif.; three sisters, Virginia Shackouls of Houston, Texas, Reitae Chenault of Memphis and Patricia McKinney of Crockett, Texas; one brother, Freddie Frazier of Tyler, Texas; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Tom Frazier.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In honor of his service to his country, United Funeral Service will fly the U.S. Army Flag during his visitation and funeral service.
William Darden
NEW YORK – William Lee “Bill” Darden died Oct. 29, 2010, at New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell in New York City. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Darden and Sons Funeral Home of Amory.
Josephine Davis
AMORY – Josephine “Josie” Sugg Davis, 86, died Friday, Oct. 29, 2010, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center. Born March 18, 1924, in Hatley, she was a daughter of John David and Ettie Jane Parham Sugg. A lifelong resident of Amory, she was a graduate of Hatley High School. She worked in quality control at Amory Garment before retiring. She was a member of Amory Church of Christ. Very energetic, she saw life through rose-colored glasses and had a special love for children. She enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening, sewing, cooking and listening to hymns.
Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. today in Masonic Cemetery with Mr. Philip Hathcock and Mr. Tim West officiating. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her daughter, Emily S. (Bubba) Morris of Cleveland; her son, Andy J. (Barbara) Hood of Amory; sisters, Joye Hester and Johnie West, both of Amory; grandchildren, Jennifer (Bobby) Tickner, Krista (Paul) Andy, Matthew Hood and Miranda Gray; great-grandchildren, Robert, George, Adron, Coleman, Haley, Shane, Isaac and Allison; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Drennon D. Davis; sisters, Ethel Gray, Ruth Westbrook, Mary Nell Sugg and Carolyn Sugg; and a brother, Haldon Sugg.
Pallbearers will be Randle, Larry, David and Randy Gray, Dan Hester and Tim West.
Visitation will be from 2 to 3:15 p.m. today at the funeral home. Everyone is asked to meet at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.
Memorials may be given to Amory Church of Christ, 1005 Blvd. Dr., Amory, MS 38821, to the Alzheimer’s Association, P. O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011 or to a charity of choice.
Memories and condolences may be shared and viewed at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Karleigh Clack
BOONEVILLE – Karleigh Marie Clack, two months, infant daughter of Matthew and Amber Clack, died Oct. 28, 2010, at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Little Brown Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary Kennedy officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Corinthian Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her parents, Matthew and Amber Clack of Booneville; her twin brother, Karson Matthew Clack of Booneville; her brother, Aaron Riley Gray Clack of Booneville; her grandparents, Anthony and Melissa Box of Mantachie, David and Stephanie Ethridge of Fairview, Reginald and Paula Clack of Booneville and Bessie Clack of Booneville; her great-grandparents, Paul and Elizabeth Ethridge of New Site, Jewell Ethridge of Pontotoc, Bill and Linda Hood of Okolona, Jerry and Sara Redden of Tupelo and Doris and Jimmy Box of Ripley; and her uncles and aunts, Stephen and Ashley Paul of Arlington, Tenn., Audrey and Mark Morelock of Rienzi, Amy and Corey Posey of Mantachie, David and Gretha Ethridge of Fairview and Ashley and Robert Franks of Mantachie.
She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Ruby Provins Kennedy, Frances Marie Clack, Paul Geary Clack and Betty Kay.
Pallbearers will be Steven Gentry, Anthony Box, Cody Box and Joseph Kennedy.
Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Franks and David Wayne Ethridge.
David Putt
PONTOTOC – David Putt, 61, died Oct. 30, 2010, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
Victor Farrar
MARIETTA – Victor Ornez Farrar, 86, died Oct. 30, 2010, at Darlington Oaks Hospice House in Verona. He was born Oct. 22, 1924. He served with the 511th Air Borne Division as a paratrooper during WWII. He was instrumental in the Marietta Community Development and was a charter member of the Marietta Lions Club and RCDC. He was a retired postmaster of Marietta. He spent many years as a song director and was well known for his love of singing gospel music. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Most of all, he was a dedicated Christian, who enjoyed studying his bible for hours on end. He was a member of East Marietta Baptist Church.
Services will be at 4:30 p.m. Monday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Ray Hall officiating. Graveside services will be at sunset in East Mt. Zion Cemetery. Waters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Nancy Farrar of Marietta; his daughters, Sarah Greene (Lynn) of Marietta, Mary Morris (Richard) of Casey Creek, Brandi Hamblin (Chris) of Baldwyn and Heather Robinson (Stephen) of Belmont; one son, Cody Farrar (Amanda) of Booneville; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Odessal Michael of Baldwyn; and special friends, Jordan Clark and Hannah Johnson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Huber Sam and Mary Braden Farrar; and his brothers and sisters, Cleaburn, Carlie, Etoyle, Oscar, Lenox, Annie Doris, Conley, Pat, Benny, Headley, Billie and Boyce.
Pallbearers will be Joey Clark, Ronnie Sappington, Bobby Pharr, Bobby Whitley, Danny Stephens and David Copeland.
Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the bluegrass group, “Breaking Glass.”
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Tommie Baker
JACKSON, Tenn. – Tommie Gazelle Baker, 77, died Friday, Oct. 29, 2010, at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Bolivar, Tenn. She retired after 33 years as a Holliday Inn restaurant manager. She was very active in the Methodist Church activites. She was active in arts and crafts and with any social activites with people in need. She was formerly of Booneville.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Kesler Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Bro. Drew Allen officiating. Burial will be in Prentiss Memorial Gardens. Kesler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Toy Saylors of Cordova, Tenn. and Jeff Neal; one daughter, Cheryl Baker of Cordova, Tenn.; two nieces, Cindy Price and Edith Lambert, both of Baldwyn; two nephews, Mike Price (Vivian) of Pickwick and John Monaghan of Baldwyn.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Baker; her parents, Harmon and Maddie Riddle; two sisters, Ellen Fox and Robbie Rowan; one brother, Henry Riddle; and one niece, Linda Monaghan.
Visitation will be from noon until service time Monday at the funeral home.
Phelma McCord
PONTOTOC – Phelma F. Wilder McCord, 90, died Oct. 29, 2010, at Church Street Personal Care Home in Ecru after a short illness. She was born April 7, 1920, in Pontotoc County to Claude Byron and Lucy Frances Faulkner. She was married to Elvin E. Wilder from 1936 until his death in 1974. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Pontotoc and retired from Ram Golf after 25 years of employment. She also worked at Reed’s Manufacturing in Tupelo. She loved helping raise her nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Baldwin-Nowell Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Clyde Pound, the Rev. Terry Faulkner and Dr. Ken Hester officiating. Burial will be in Pontotoc Memorial Gardens. Baldwin-Nowell Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by three nephews, Don Russell (Ellen) of Pontotoc, Byron Faulkner (Nellie) of Longview and Lynn Darnell Russell (Elaine) of Boise, Idaho; three nieces, Oletia Helms (Kenneth) of Pontotoc, Annie Frances Williams of Ingomar and Dot Martin of Mendenhall; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband; her late husband, James McCord, who died in 2010; one sister, Clytee F. Russell; and four brothers, J.Z. Faulkner, Quintus Faulkner, Norris Faulkner and Thornton Faulkner; two nieces, Ophelia Faulkner Brown and Martha Faulkner Goggans; and two nephews, Claude Faulkner and Sonny Faulkner.
Pallbearers will be Ben Russell, Jody Stringer, JackieFaulkner, Ernest Wilder, Steve Faulkner, Bart Faulkner, Mike Faulkner and Michael Jo Martin.
Honorary pallbearers will be Brent Russell, Mark Russell, Jeff Russell, Stephen Mucher and employees of Church Street Personal Care.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 31 Washington Street, Pontotoc, MS 38863 or to a charity of choice.
Carolyn Newcomb
COUNCE, Tenn. – Carolyn W. Newcomb, 70, died Oct. 30, 2010, at Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Oakland Baptist Church. Burial will be in Holly Baptist Church Cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 1:30 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 12:30 p.m. until service time Monday at the church.
Online condolences may be left at www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.
Mildred McKinney
RED BAY – Mildred McKinney, 89, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, at Generations in Red Bay. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay.
James Rutherford
NEW ALBANY – James Otis “Sheriff” Rutherford, 85, died Oct. 30, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home.
Minnie Parker
TUPELO – Minnie Parker died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Beasley Funeral Home.
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 a member of Thorn Church of God.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Thorn Church of God with Bro. Arnold Amason officiating. Burial was in Ellzey Cemetery in Vardaman. Memorial Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Wilma Barnett of Houston; three sons, William Barnett Jr of Houston, Bobby Barnett (Lisa) of Atlanta 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, Fred Franklin Barnett and Emmie Olean Gibson; one sister, Pearlie Higginbotham; and two grandchildren, Justin Edward Brassfield and Michael Jacob Brassfield.
Pallbearers were Jessie Gann, Jeffery Dees, Jessie Garcia, Wess Gann, Bo Bo Pettit and William Deaton.
Honorary pallbearers were Bo Tunnell and Andy Smith.
For online condolences, visit www.memorialfuneralhomehouston.com.
Josephine Simpson
ABERDEEN – Josephine Simpson died Oct. 27, 2010, at Aberdeen Pioneer Community Hospital. She was born May 31, 1935, to Starling Scott and Cordelia Scott Hampton in Monroe County. She confessed her hope in Christ at an early age and joined Life Boat Methodist Church. She married Charles Simpson in November, 1949; they had one daughter.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Jackson Mortuary Chapel in Aberdeen with the Rev. Jack Shelton officiating. Jackson Mortuary amp& Burial Ins. of Aberdeen is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her daughter, Marion Simpson; one sister, Bertha Griffin; one sister-in-law, Emma Williams; one brother-in-law, William Pete Simpson; one special niece, Alice Walker; one special nephew, Michael Walker; and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Bobby Shettles
ECRU – Bobby Shettles, 72, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, at Sanctuary Hospice House. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Browning Funeral Home of Ecru.

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