Obituaries October 5, 2011

By NEMS Daily Journal

Raymond C. Stacks
MICHIGAN CITY – Raymond Clinton Stacks, 83, died Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis. He was a Methodist and a member of the Masonic Lodge. He was the owner of Stacks Construction Company, a farmer and cattleman. He was one of the original founders of Benchcraft Inc. in Blue Mountain. In his early years he enjoyed basketball, tennis, fishing and hunting.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Ripley Funeral Home with Bro. Gerald Hogue officiating. Burial will be in Tippah Memorial Garden.
He is survived by his wife, Vada Hamm Stacks of Michigan City; one daughter, Rita Stacks Peggs (Steve) of Germantown; one son, C.R. amp”Connieamp” Stacks (Denise) of Olive Branch; six grandchildren, Jessica Stacks, Benton Stacks, Tyler Peggs, David Peggs, Melanie Peggs and Josh Roper (Ashley); and one great-grandchild, Jackson Thomas Roper.
He was preceded in death by one son, Joe C. Stacks; his parents, Jewel G. and Jettie Hopkins Stacks; one brother, Arlon Stacks; and one grandchild, Macy Peggs.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a church or organization of donor’s choice.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Thursday at Ripley Funeral Home.
To sign the online guestbook, go to www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.

William Mathews
ECRU – William R. Mathews, 70, died Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at his home. He was a truck driver and a farmer. He loved working outside with his horses.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Bro. Jimmy Russell officiating. Burial will be in Ecru Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Mathews; sons, David Mathews, Randy Mathews (Mary), Kevin Mathews (Dee Dee); daughter, Pam McCullough (Richard); grandchildren, Wesley, Jessie, Taylor, Thomas, Holden and Matt.
Pallbearers will be Wesley Morgan, Taylor Mathews, Thomas Mathews, B.J. Bailey, Holden McCullough and Jimmy Dillard.
Visitation will continue from noon to service time today at the funeral home.

Nab Gladney
CEDAR BLUFF – Nab James Davis Gladney, 83, died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, at his home.
Services will be at noon today at Johnson Creek M.B. Church. Burial will be in the Lower Prairie Creek Cemetery. Carter’s Mortuary Services of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.

Wakeelah Walker
WEST POINT – Wakeelah Walker, 30, died Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at her home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Union Star M.B. Church. 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.

Willie B. Harris
NEW ALBANY – Willie B. Harris, 86, died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, at Union County Health and Rehab. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany.
Olema J. Powell
AMORY – Olema J. Powell, 99, died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, at Golden Living Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Cliff Barber
SALTILLO – William Clifton “Cliff” Barber Sr., 92, died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, at Sanctuary Hospice House after a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel.

G.W. Whitt Jr.
ROBBS – G.W. Whitt Jr., 79, died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

Jack Poole
BELMONT – Jack Poole, 86, died Monday, Oct. 3, 2011.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Forrest Grove Baptist Church in Tishomingo, Burial will be in Forrest Grove Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be at the Forrest Grove Baptist Church until service time today.

Dessie Allred
NEW ALBANY – Dessie Lee Allred, 97, died Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at Graceland Care Center in New Albany. She was born June 14, 1914, in Union County to George W. and Minnie James Sanford. She was a homemaker and enjoyed fishing and collecting owls. She loved her family and friends and never met a stranger.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at United Funeral Service with Rev. Vic Garrison and Rev. Rank Boyte officiating. Burial will be in Glenfield Memorial Park. United Funeral Service of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by three daughters, Margie Adair, Joyce Peters (Ricky) and Ruth Russell; five sons, Benny Allred (Louise), Bobby Allred, David Allred (Reta), Danny Allred (Sheila) and Randy Allred (Pam); 26 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, Hugh T. Allred; two sons, Hulon Allred and Larry Allred; a sister, Margaret Sanford; and two brothers, Eric Sanford and Rudolph Sanford.
Pallbearers will be Brad Allred, Greg Allred, Adam Allred, Tommy Allred, Jason Allred, Patrick Elder and Alex Adair.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit unitedfuneralservice.com.

Nancy Maynard
TUPELO – Nancy Ruth Landreth Maynard, 68, died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo after an extended illness. She was born in Morehead on March 10, 1943, to Walter Edward and Maggie Mae Lyles Johnson. She moved to Tupelo from Jackson in 1973. She was employed for many years by Bankers Life and Casualty Insurance until her retirement five years ago. Mrs. Maynard lived a full and simple life. She married Joseph D. “Danny” Maynard on Nov. 2, 2003. She loved to travel, and in the past few years, she and her husband traveled to every state, except Hawaii, and most national parks in their RV. Her most cherished time was that spent with her family, especially her grandchildren, whom she loved dearly. She was a member of Harrisburg Baptist Church, where she sang in the church choir. She was an avid Mississippi State fan. She loved working in her yard, feeding and watching birds of all kinds, laughing and enjoying life.
A celebration of her life will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Harrisburg Baptist Church with Bro. David Langerfeld officiating. Private burial will be at Poplar Springs Cemetery near Vardaman. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors and from 1 p.m. to service time Thursday at the church. Holland Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Joseph D. “Danny” Maynard of Tupelo; four children, Lisa Hensley (Steve), Linwood Landreth (Sandy), Stephanie Gregory (Ryan) and Jon Maynard (Miranda), all of Tupelo; 10 grandchildren, Larkin and Jennifer Landreth, Nicole and Wesley Hazel, Michael Hensley, Liza Kate, Emma and Evan Gregory, and Mary-Evelyn and Georgia-Kate Maynard, all of Tupelo; one great-grandchild, Chloe McElhenney of Tupelo; and a brother, Edward Johnson of Calhoun City.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 35 years, Bruce H. Landreth.
Pallbearers will be her children and grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers will be the Randle/Webb Sunday School Class and B.W. Ausborn.
Memorials may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38802.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Verlie Tune
TUPELO – Verlie Tune, 90, died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, at the Sanctuary Hospice House. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Lee Memorial Funeral Home.

Brenda Churchill
FALKNER – Brenda Kay Carter Churchill, 60, died Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011, at her residence. She was born June 21, 1951, to Lois Harrell Carter and the late Ray Carter. She was a member of Amaziah Baptist Church and a factory worker.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. DeWayne Dubar and Bro. Perry Reed officiating. Burial will be in Little Hope Cemetery.
She is survived by one daughter, Lynn Shackelford (Steven) of Ripley; one son, Curtis Drewery of Falkner; one stepdaughter, Ruthie Churchill of Ripley; one stepson, John Churchill (Sheri) of New Albany; her mother, Lois Harrell Carter of Falkner; one brother, Benny Carter (Ann) of Falkner; six grandchildren, Dillon Shackelford, DeAnna Shackelford, Brooke Roberts, Brandy Roberts, Sydney Grisham and Nicole Grisham.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Presley Churchill; her father, Ray Carter; one brother, Terry Carter; and one stepson, Michael Churchill.
Pallbearers will be DeWayne Hall, Ryan Hall, Wayne Hall, Harold Caviness, Steven Shackelford, Brian Cissom and Keith Cobb. Honorary pallbearers will be James Caviness, Ed Jackson and Dale Robertson.
Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home.
To view obituaries online and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.

Larry Presley
NETTLETON – Larry Merle Presley, 60, died Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at his brother’s home in Nettleton after a long illness. A lifelong resident of Nettleton, he was born May 11, 1951, in Lee County to Merle Edward and Rousie Ree Sullivan Presley. He was a painter and a Pentecostal. An avid Ole Miss fan, he enjoyed going fishing and being with his grandchildren.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the Chapel of Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton with the Rev. Ben Raper and the Rev. Sammy Raper officiating. Burial will be in Jones Chapel Cemetery.
Survivors include three sons, Larry “Delaine” Presley (Stacy), Mark Presley and Gary Presley, all of Nettleton; one sister, Vickie Ellis (fiancampé, Johnny Brooks) of Nettleton; one brother, Donny Presley (Linda) of Nettleton; three grandchildren, Allie, Andrew and Lynnleigh Presley; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Linda Lann and Pam Wilson; and a brother, David Presley.
Pallbearers will be Brian Wilson, Chris Ellis, Chad Ellis, Rico Parker, Jamie Whitten and Stanley Smith.
Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Brooks and Joey Wilson.
Visitation will continue from noon to service time today at the funeral home.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry and send condolences at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Paula Miller
LAKELAND, Tenn. – Paula Burnett Miller, 52, the mother of Jessica Ware of Potts Camp, died Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Peebles Fayette County Funeral Home of Somerville, Tenn.