Obituaries October 6, 2010

By NEMS Daily Journal

Hubert Baldwin Scrivener
MABEN – Hubert Baldwin “Butch” Scrivener, 95, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, at Brooklyn Hall Personal Care Home. Born June 27, 1915, in Derma, he was the son of Hosea Walter and Anna Jo Baldwin Scrivener.
Butch was Postmaster of Maben for 45 years after serving four years in the Navy in the South Pacific during World War II. Butch moved to Maben in 1930 and declared Maben to be his home for the rest of his life. A graduate of Wood Jr. College and Mississippi State University, Butch held a degree in Journalism which spun his love of photography. Butch ran, owned and operated Scrivener’s Photo Service from 1950 to 1995.
He organized in 1949 the Maben Lions Club and held perfect attendance for 53 years, served every office in the club including president five times. Also, he represented his club in 1962-63 as a District Governor of Lions Clubs International. A charter member for 63 years, he held a life membership and was a Melvin Jones Fellow. He organized the first Little League organization in Maben in 1954. In 1955 along with several high school coaches, Butch organized the Big Black Conference for small high schools and served as its statistician for 25 years. Also, in 1955 he founded the Maben Medical Group and served as the board president while the Tom Bailey Memorial Clinic was built. In 1961 Butch saw a need for a public library in Maben and served as president of the Library Board and chaired the building of the present day library in Maben. He was very instrumental in bringing two glove factories to Maben in the early 1950s. He founded and served as president of the Maben Industrial Council and took pride in the fact that Maben, a town of less than 1,000, had 95 percent employment for many years.
He served as lay chairman for the Maben Methodist Church and was one of three members on the Building Committee when the new Maben Methodist Church was built in 1960. Butch founded and served as chairman of the Maben Memorial Gardens and oversaw expansion of MMG during the late 1960s. He was a member of the National Association of Postmasters, US, Mississippi Chapter where he founded the “Rebel Postmaster,” a monthly Postmaster magazine for Mississippi Postmasters. He served as the chapter’s president four times including 1982 when the Mississippi Chapter hosted the National Convention on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Butch served as a director of NBC of Mississippi bank for 25 years. For the most part of his adult life he was “Mr. Maben,” always promoting Maben and its people, and extending a helping hand for fund raisers, those in need and never telling anyone no. Butch enjoyed all sports and held season tickets at MSU baseball, basketball and football for over 40 years.
There were three joys in Butch’s life: The Maben Post Office, Maben Lions Club and The Big Black Conference. After retirement Butch founded and served as the chairman of the Board of the Scrivener Corporation.
One son, Don Scrivener, preceded him in death, and his wife of 64 years, Martha Evelyn O’Brian Scrivener. He leaves one son, Jim (Michelle) Scrivener of Maben; three grandchildren, Clint (Dana) Scrivener of Louisville, Don (Mary Martha) Scrivener of Vaiden and Jamie Michelle Scrivener of Maben; three great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Jane Scrivener of Louisville, Rani Emeline Scrivener and Andrew Hubert Scrivener of Vaiden.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to the Maben United Methodist Church Park Fund or the Maben Lions Club. Visitation will be held at the Maben Methodist Church from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, and the funeral will be held at the church on Friday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Maben Memorial Gardens.
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Walton B. Dunn Sr.
TUPELO – Walton B. Dunn Sr., 92, died in North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo on Oct. 4, 2010. A resident of Tupelo for the past 11 years, Mr. Dunn was born Nov. 18, 1917, outside of Christmasville, Tenn., to Mr. and Mrs. William Walton Dunn Sr. (Nancy Elizabeth Blackburn). Walton secured his first job at age 9 when his father gave him his first small mule and plow, and he soon learned that he did not want to be a farmer. He graduated from McKenzie High School in McKenzie, Tenn., and worked a short while for Kroger Grocery, then took a job with Western Electric Company and made his way to Biloxi the summer of 1941 where he met his wife-to-be, Natalie Mary Ann Blacksher. Walton and Natalie married Dec. 25, 1941. When the United States entered World War II, Walton worked in two shipyards as a foreman in charge of gyroscopes on Navy fighting ships with a full deferment from military draft because his job was important to the nation’s defense. Feeling the need to fight for his country, Walton joined the United States Marine Corps in 1943 and served in the 1st Marine Division and with it invaded Okinawa on Easter Sunday, April 1, 1944. Walton was seriously wounded in the push to take Shuri Castle the end of May and was evacuated to Guam before returning to fight again. After Japan surrendered he served in Northern China before returning to the States.
Soon after returning from WWII, Walton joined Southern Bell Telephone Company and moved into management in 1950. He served as Plant Manager in Biloxi and Jackson and District Plant Manager for the Tupelo District from 1964-1973. Walton finished his work with South Central Bell Telephone Company from 1973-1981 as Safety Supervisor and Staff Specialist after over 37 years of service. He was a member Calvary Baptist Church of Tupelo, the Civitan Club and Pioneers telecommunications volunteer organization. He was also a longtime supporter of the Boys Scouts of America.
Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Dr. David Eldridge officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.
Walton and Natalie were happily married for almost 69 years and found great joy in their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Survivors include his wife Natalie and son, Walton B. Dunn Jr. (Betty Gayle) of Tupelo, granddaughter, Melissa Sullivan (Heath) and great-grandchildren, Tyler and Sarah Ashley Sullivan of Tupelo; son, W. David Dunn (Cherry) of Columbus, granddaughter, Rachel B. Watkins (Larry Slutzky) and great-grandchildren, Anna Frances Julian and Henry Julian of Athens, Ga., and Emily W. Ashbury (Keith) and great-grandchildren, Luke Ashbury and Andrew Ashbury of Virginia Beach, Va.; son, Daryl W. Dunn (Allison), and grandchildren, Austin Dunn, Amber Dunn and Alex Dunn of Marietta, Ga.; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and other family members.
Pallbearers are Austin Dunn, Alex Dunn, Larry Slutzky, Keith Asbury, Billy Johnson, Glenn Ellis, Heath Sullivan, Charles McArthur and Fred Haise.
Donations may be made to the benevolence fund of Calvary Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1008, Tupelo MS 38802; or Hope Family Ministries, 2754 Mattox St., Tupelo MS 38801.
Visitation will be 6 to7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Charlotte White
BOONEVILLE – Charlotte Faye Bullock White, 72, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010, at her daughter’s home in Lexington, Tenn. She was born April 7, 1938, in Tippah County to Rev. Joseph Wells “J.W.” Bullock and Buelah Lee Stacy Bullock. She was a member of Jumpertown Church of Christ. She enjoyed reading, traveling, and watching game shows and country music videos.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Troy McNutt officiating. Burial will be in the Jumpertown Church of Christ Cemetery.
She is survived by three sons, Wilburn White Jr. (Sandra Kay), Norman White (Joan) and Arthur White, all of Jumpertown; three daughters, Anita Zimmerman of Lexington, Tenn., Barbara Floyd (Steve) of Jumpertown and Beverly Lovell of Baldwyn; five brothers, James Bullock (Janice) of Baldwyn, Stacy Bullock (Phyliss) of Byhalia, Joe Bullock of Booneville, Alfred Bullock (Vickie) of Horn Lake and Donnie Bullock (Liza) of Spring Hill, Fla.; four sisters, Rosa Leigh Brock (Wayne) of Ripley, Betty Sue Wallis of Baldwyn, Sharon Robinson (Buddy) of Rienzi and Vickie Phillips (Mike) of Mooreville; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Gene Bullock.
Pallbearers are Roger Brock, Doug Floyd, Lamont Bullock, Brad Norman, David Wallis Jr. and Barry White. Honorary pallbearers are Justin Broughman and Derick Leslie.
Karen Hodum
CORINTH – Karen Diane Hodum, 43, died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010, at her home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Corinthian Funeral Home. Burial will be in Union Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Thursday at the funeral home.
Cal Wright
ALVARADO, Texas – James Calvin “Cal” Wright, 49, died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010, as a result of the tropical storm flooding in Texas. High water overwhelmed him as he communicated with rescuers from his truck near a low water crossing. He worked for a steel mill in Midlothian, Texas, for 26 years.
His body was cremated, according to his wishes. Midlothian Funeral Home of Midlothian, Texas, assisted the family.
He is survived by two sons, Troy Wright of Dallas, Texas, and Marc Wright of Alvarado, Texas; three grandsons, Alec, Eden and Michael; his mother, Barbara Houston of Southaven; his father, Neil Wright of Sikeston, Mo.; three sisters, Rae Marie Barnett (Tim) of Mount Hermon, Nicole Kessinger (Danny) of Southaven and Renae Hornback (Keith) of Sikeston, Mo.; two brothers, Michael Wright of Alvarado, Texas, and Scott Vanlandingham of Southaven; several nieces and nephews; and many family members in the New Albany and Ripley areas.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bill and Jewel Wright of Ripley, and Doris Davis and Gene Davis of Memphis.
Charlotte White
BOONEVILLE – Charlotte Faye Bullock White, 72, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010, at her daughter’s home in Lexington, Tenn. She was born April 7, 1938, in Tippah County to Rev. Joseph Wells “J.W.” Bullock and Buelah Lee Stacy Bullock. She was a member of Jumpertown Church of Christ. She enjoyed reading, traveling, and watching game shows and country music videos.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Troy McNutt officiating. Burial will be in the Jumpertown Church of Christ Cemetery.
She is survived by three sons, Wilburn White Jr. (Sandra Kay), Norman White (Joan) and Arthur White, all of Jumpertown; three daughters, Anita Zimmerman of Lexington, Tenn., Barbara Floyd (Steve) of Jumpertown and Beverly Lovell of Baldwyn; five brothers, James Bullock (Janice) of Baldwyn, Stacy Bullock (Phyliss) of Byhalia, Joe Bullock of Booneville, Alfred Bullock (Vickie) of Horn Lake and Donnie Bullock (Liza) of Spring Hill, Fla.; four sisters, Rosa Leigh Brock (Wayne) of Ripley, Betty Sue Wallis of Baldwyn, Sharon Robinson (Buddy) of Rienzi and Vickie Phillips (Mike) of Mooreville; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Gene Bullock.
Pallbearers are Roger Brock, Doug Floyd, Lamont Bullock, Brad Norman, David Wallis Jr. and Barry White. Honorary pallbearers are Justin Broughman and Derick Leslie.
Bro. Staton Rorie
RIENZI – Bro. Staton Sanford Rorie, 82, died Monday, Oct. 4, 2010, at his home.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Burial will be in the Rorie Family Cemetery.
Visitation will continue from 11 a.m. to service time today at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.
Mary Mitchell
RED BANKS – Mary Thomas Mitchell, 85, died Monday, Oct. 4, 2010, at Red Banks.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Red Banks Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Red Banks Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Charles McIntosh
WREN – Charles O’neal amp”Wolfamp” McIntosh, 64, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center. He was born June 20, 1946, to Melvoria and John Author amp”Docamp” McIntosh. Growing up in the Wren Community, he was a member of the New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church. He was a graduate of West Amory High School, where he was an outstanding football and baseball player for the West Amory Wildcats. He was a former employee of Atlas Body Works of Wren, where he worked for 30 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching sports and westerns movies on T.V., and he was a great fan of the Indiana Colts.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at New Prospect M.B. Church. Burial will follow in New Prospect Cemetery. Darden amp& Sons Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Geraldine (Puddin) McIntosh of Wren; one son, Rev. Tyrone “Littlewolf” (Sylvia) McIntosh of Wren; one daughter, Tonisa Lynn McIntosh of Wren; one brother, James McIntosh of Wren; two sisters, Elsie (Aggie) Lloyd of Nettleton and Almeta McIntosh of Chicago; mother-in-law, Ada Mae White of Nettleton; four grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his four brothers, Thomas, Harriet, Calvin and Joe Lee McIntosh; and one sister, Johnnie Marion (Sam) White.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home, with the family hour from 6 to 7 p.m. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service time on Thursday.
Harold Palmer
WATERFORD – Harold Blake Palmer, 76, died Monday, Oct. 4, 2010, at Alliance Healthcare in Holly Springs. He was born March 31, 1934, in Marshall County. He was a member of Spring Hill Baptist Church. He was a conservation officer for the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Maxine Palmer of Waterford; one son, Blake Palmer (Amy) of Waterford; one daughter, Lisa Looney (Gary) of Waterford; two brothers, Edward Palmer of Collierville, Tenn., and Billy Palmer of Mt. Pleasant; four sisters, Shirley Brouger of Brandon, Ella Quay Andin of Memphis, Charlene Rogers of Columbia, Tenn., and Annette Teague of Memphis; seven grandchildren, Brandon Leak, Jamie Leak, Zachary Looney, Zane Looney, Hunter Palmer, Cade Palmer and Cole Palmer; three great-grandchildren, Preston Leak, Claire Leak and Jack Leak.
He was preceded in death by his father, Edward Palmer, and his mother, Veta Frazier.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Marvin D. Brock
MONTPELIER – Marvin Delaine “Shorty” Brock, 88, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, at his home in the Montpelier community. He was born June 18, 1922, in Sparta community of Chickasaw County to Mildred Davis Brock and Millard Brock. He was a farmer and had worked with the Clay County School System. Mr. Brock was a member of Palestine United Methodist Church and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He married Mary Catherine Madison Brock on Dec. 22, 1944, in Clay County. She preceded him in death on July 7, 1983.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Palestine Cemetery at Montpelier. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Lynne B. Simmons (Leon) and Cathy B. McKinney (Jimmy), all of West Point; three sons, Kenneth Brock of Sevierville, Tenn., Eddie Brock (Sandra) of Mathiston and Gary Brock (Roxie) of Montpelier; 10 grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, four stepgreat-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; a great-grandson, Pruitt Marshall; two sisters, Ethel Geeseka and Bera Murray; and brothers, Fred Brock and Denzel Brock.
Pallbearers will be Leon Simmons, Jimmy McKinney, Randy Nash, Jim Murray, Tommy Wills and H.M. Thompson.
Honorary pallbearers will be friends in the Clay County School System and the Montpelier community.
Memorials may be made to Palestine Cemetery Care Fund, c/o Jim Murray, 18515 Hwy. 46, Pheba, MS 39755.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Friends may leave a Memory Message at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.
Frank Listenbee
NEW ALBANY – Willie Frank Listenbee, 55, died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010, at Masterbilt in New Albany. He was born Feb. 14, 1955, in Pontotoc to Frank and Minnie Bell Listenbee. He joined Pontotoc Second Baptist Church at an early age and through the years he served in a musical capacity at various churches. He was a truck driver. He enjoyed communicating on the ham radio, where he was known as “Frank Km5 uo.”
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Pontotoc Second Baptist Church with the Rev. Derrick Morrison and the Rev. Terry Baber officiating. Burial will be in the Pontotoc City Cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Robbins Listenbee; two sons, Willie Frank “Zeke” Listenbee III (Cintia) of Canton, N.C., and Dertrich Listenbee of New Albany; one brother, Myles Listenbee of Fort Wayne, Ind.; two grandchildren, Zion and Zakiya.
Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from noon to 12:55 p.m. Thursday. There will be no viewing after the eulogy.
Matthew Davis
BALDWYN – Matthew Gary Allen Davis, 5 months, died Monday, Oct. 4, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a brief illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home.
Cpl. Judge Hellums
SAREPTA – Cpl. Judge Clayton Hellums died Oct. 9, 1944, in Foret de Parroy, Lorraine, France, while on duty with the U.S. Army. He was killed in action while driving an M10 Tank Destroyer for the 773rd Tank Destroyer Battalion. He was born April 25, 1916, in Pontotoc County to Henry Grady Hellums and Lillie Roane Clark Hellums.
A graveside service with full military honors will be at noon Saturday at Shady Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery in Calhoun County. The Rev. Billy McCord will officiate. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three brothers, Dwight Hellums of Sarepta, James Hellums of Oxford and D.R. “Jake” Hellums of Bruce; one sister, Daisy H. Harris of Senatobia.
Marlin Nabors
TREBLOC – Marlin Nabors, 65, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. He was born Nov. 14, 1944, in Trebloc. He was a retired welder and a member of United Methodist Church of McCondy.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at United Methodist Church of McCondy with Bro. Steve Lampkin officiating.
Survivors include his wife, Jackie Cornelison Nabors; his mother, Johnnie Faye “Dot” Nabors of Trebloc; two sons, Robert Dale Nabors of Muscle Shoals, Ala., and Damon Wayne Nabors of Marion, Ark.; one sister, Linda Faye Gilbert of Pasadena, Texas; seven grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, T.J. Nabors.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the United Methodist Church of McCondy Building Fund or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Fluid Carr Sr.
WEST POINT – Fluid Carr Sr., 77, died Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Services will be at noon Thursday at UFCW Local 1991, Bryan Union Hall, in West Point. Burial will be in Siloam Cemetery. Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
William McCarley
AMORY – William Earl McCarley, 49, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, at the Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Darden and Sons Funeral Home of Amory.
Patsy Massey
RED BAY, Ala. – Patsy Louise Massey, 61, died Monday, Oct. 4, 2010, at the Red Bay Hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay, Ala., is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be until service time today at Deaton Funeral Home.
Jonell Monroe
CORINTH – Jonell Monroe, 84, died Monday, Oct. 4, 2010, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was a 1945 graduate of Corinth High School and a member of Shady Grove United Methodist Church since early childhood. She retired with 34 years of service from Bellsouth in 1981. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. She loved her children and all her grandchildren who knew her as “Mama Jo.”
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors Chapel with Bro. Warren Jones officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Diane Monroe Trimble of Corinth and Judy Monroe Huggins (David) of Brandon; five grandchildren, Judd Trimble of Ridgeland, Mary Eaton (Wally) and Luke Trimble (Sabrina), all of Corinth, and Rebecca Rivers (David) and Vicki Huggins, all of Brandon; 11 great-grandchildren, Ethan, Jack Henry, John Wallis, Oliver and Emelia Eaton, Amber Morelock (Bradley), J. Lucas Trimble, Payton, Sydnie and Madilyn Rivers, and Katelynn Huggins; and one great -great -grandchild, Lakin Hodum.
She is preceded in death by her mother, Esther Ruth Ross; her husband, Harold S. Monroe; one grandson, Joseph Huggins, and a precious friend, Dorothy Morse Vanderford.
Pallbearers will be Judd Trimble, Luke Trimble, Wally Eaton, David Rivers, Wesley Ross, and Larry Ross.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today.
Condolences may be left at www.mcpetersfuneraldirectors.com.

Elva Stephenson
TUPELO – Elva Stephenson, 88, died Monday, Oct. 4, 2010, at Darlington Oaks Community Hospice in Verona after a lengthy illness. She was born Feb. 4, 1922, to Jim and Mary Brown in Kentucky. She was a member of Cedar Grove Pentecostal Church. She loved gardening, fishing and spending time with her family and friends.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ricky Pierce officiating. Burial will be at Walton Cemetery in Peppertown. There will not be a graveside service. Lee Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her daughters, Terri Riley Woolven and husband, Monty, of Richmond, Dixie Kelly and husband, Danny, of Alabama, and Donna Jenkins and husband, Doyle, of Alabama; one son, Jim Stephenson and wife, Jewel; one sister, Dorothy Petrey; one brother, Delbert Brown; her granddaughter, Christy Berryhill and husband, Jody, seven additional grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Earl Lee Stephenson, and her parents,
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
For online condolences, visit www.leememorialonline.com.
Dr. Robert Mathis
CORINTH – Dr. Robert Earl Mathis, 78, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was a 1950 graduate of Corinth High School and a 1955 graduate of the University of Tennessee School of Dentistry. He practiced dentistry in Corinth for over 50 years. He served on the State Board of Dental Examiners, and he was an instrumental part of starting the dental school in Jackson. He also mentored many young dentists over the years. Dr. Mathis will be remembered for his generous spirit of lending a helping hand to those in need. He was a member of First Baptist Church and loved being a part of the church choir.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. today at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Dennis Smith officiating. The family graveside service will be at Farmington Cemetery. McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Jean Mathis of Corinth; children, Dr. Phil Mathis (Cindy) and Mark Mathis, both of Corinth, Andy Madden (Susan) of Livermore, Calif., Meg Scales (Jon) of Starkville and Liza Butler of Corinth; a brother, Jimmy Mathis (Jeanella) of Cochise, Ariz.; grandchildren, Taylor Mathis (Kellie), Ben Mathis, John Mathis and Madden Butler; and a great-granddaughter, Morgan Mathis.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lexington Borroum and Eleanor Byrd Mathis.
The family will receive friends in the Welcome Center of First Baptist Church following the service.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church or the First Presbyterian Church of Corinth.
Condolences may be left at www.mcpetersfuneraldirectors.com.
Bill Tucker
NEW ALBANY – Bill Tucker died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, at the University of Alabama Medical Center in Birmingham, Ala. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service in New Albany.
David Plunk
FLORENCE, Ala. – David Lynn Plunk, 57, died Monday, Oct. 4, 2010. He was a longtime member of Grace Life Church of Muscle Shoals and a small group leader there. He loved spending time with family, cooking, people and Mississippi State University football.
Services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Worship Center of Grace Life Church of Muscle Shoals with Bro. Jeff L. Noblit and Bro. Steve McAlister officiating. Burial will be Friday at Lee Memorial Park in Tupelo. Elkins Funeral Home of Florence, Ala., is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Zoe Roberson Plunk; five children, Laura Plunk, Kenan Plunk, Wesley and Emily Plunk, and Lena Plunk; three brothers, Richard Plunk (Irene), Loyd Plunk (Sue) and Thad Plunk (Connie); and a sister, Vaneda Hunter (Roger).
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to service time Thursday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the missions efforts of Grace Life Church.
Sign the online guest register at www.elkinsfh.com.
Evelyn Jackson
WALNUT – Evelyn Mae Jackson, 72, died Monday, Oct. 4, 2010, at her home in Walnut. She was born Feb. 18, 1938, to Cap and Annie Mae Ernest Mathis. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church and a homemaker. An avid gardener and quilter, she loved to shop.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church in Alcorn County with Bro. Doc Dollar officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Ripley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, A.W. Jackson of Walnut, two sons, Freddy Jackson (Kim) and Franky Jackson, both of Walnut; three daughters, Darnell Zills (Andy), Brenda Bass and Patricia Mullins (Timmy,) all of Walnut; her twin sister, Bessie Faye Mullins of Walnut; one brother, J.E. Mathis of Walnut; 11 grandchildren, Billy Ray Wilbanks Jr., Denise Renee Walker, Amanda Gail McNutt, Nicole Dunn, Tabaitha Campbell, Chastiy Danielle Waldon, Anissa Danielle Mullins, Sabrina Kay Hunsucker, Dustin Wayne Jackson, Caleb Stanley and Joshua Stanley; nine great-grandchildren; and Lorrie Jackson, the mother of her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one grandchild, Michelle Martin; one sister, Jewel Sexton; and one brother, W.L. Mathis.
Pallbearers will be Shawn Mullins, Benji Mullins, Marty Wilbanks, Hank Jackson , Justin Alsup and Daniel Warford. Honorary pallbearers will be Andy Zills, Michael Dunn, Joshua Stanley and Caleb Stanley.
Visitation will continue until service time at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church.
To view obituaries online and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.
Gene Earl
AMORY – Gene Earl, 66, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010, at his residence. Born on Feb. 8, 1944, in Colorado Springs, Colo., he was a son of Betty Graves Earl Sisson and the late Russell Earl.
He graduated from Amory High School, Class of 1962. He was a former member of the National Guard. After more than 33 years as a conductor, he retired from the job he loved with Burlington Northern/Santa Fe Railroad. He was a member of the BNSF Railroad Retirees. Very caring with a big heart, he enjoyed going to the beach, cooking, coin collecting and working crossword puzzles. He was Baptist. He was an avid Ole Miss and Amory Panther football fan.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at E. E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory with Bro. Roger Akers and Lloyd Minor officiating. Burial will follow in Masonic Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife whom he married on Jan. 16, 1998, Terri Earl of Amory; his mother, Betty Sisson of Galesburg, Ill.; daughter, Gina (Jeff) Vorce of Tampa, Fla.; son, Lindley “Lee” Earl of Baltimore, Md.; brother, Jimmy (Debbie) Earl of Galesburg, Ill.; and grandchildren, Hollie and Megan Vorce, and Madison and Gavin Earl.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Bean.
Pallbearers will be David Hill, Hayes Galloway, Bobby Clark, Bill Tate, John Loague and Cory Bean. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of BNSF Railroad.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to East Amory Baptist Church, 905 Hatley Rd., Amory, MS 38821.
Memories and condolences may be shared and viewed at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Susie Strong
ABERDEEN – Susie Mae Strong, 71, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010, at Community Hospice in Verona. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen.