Obituaries October 7, 2011

By NEMS Daily Journal

Martha Hall
AMORY – Martha Ann Hall, 61, died on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Born on Aug. 22, 1950, in Aberdeen, she was a daughter of the late S. D. “Sam” and Annie Grace Bailey Jones. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Mississippi. On Jan. 26, 1974, she married Redus Hall. A woman of faith, she was a member of Ethelsville Freewill Baptist Church in Pickens County, Ala. In 1999, she retired from Mississippi Department of Human Services. Fun-loving and generous, Mrs. Hall enjoyed listening to gospel music, shopping, cross-stitching and eating out with her friends from the Downey Birthday Club and with other special friends.
She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Redus Hall of Caledonia; a brother, Sammy Jones of Gattman; aunts, Lillian Brown and Belle Smitty, both of Texas; several cousins.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Danny Jones.
A Celebration of Life Service will be at 11 a.m. today at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Bro. Mickey Crane officiating. Burial will follow in Sulligent City Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Ricky Gault, Lee Pannell, Leslie Grant, Kyle Glasgow, Ricky Ponds, Jimmy Northington, Gene Tilley and Marcus Brown.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Tommy Wilson
RIPLEY – Earl Thomas “Tommy” Wilson, 67, died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. He was born Aug. 31, 1944, to Earl T. Wilson and Ruby Saylors Wilson. He was a retired furniture salesman and greyhound dog trainer. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Donnie DeBord officiating. Burial will be in Ripley Cemetery.
He is survived by one sister, Betty Pannell of Hickory Flat; three brothers, Terry Wilson of Hickory Flat, and Danny Wilson and Jerry Wilson, both of Memphis; his caregivers, John Reno and Joey Bryant, both of Ripley.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be Michael Moffitt, James Page, Stephen Johnson, Dean Lowery, David Ford, and Joey Bryant.
Visitation will be from 9 until 11 a.m. Saturday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel.
To view obituaries and sign the online guest book, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.

Linda K. Sansone
TUPELO – Linda K. Sansone, 63, died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, at her residence after an extended illness. A Booneville native, she was born April 10, 1948, to Clarence and Wylodean Griggs. She was a devoted member of Gilmore Chapel. Her passions were hosting beauty pageants and spending time with her family, friends and her dog, Annie.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Rev. Tim Jones and Rev. Douglas Kitchens officiating. Burial will be in Tupelo Memorial Park.
Survivors include her husband, Tony Sansone of Tupelo; her daughter, Kristi Sansone of Tupelo; her two sons, Randy Gentry (Lisa) of Katy, Texas, and Richie Sansone (Vanessa) of Tupelo; six grandchildren, Joseph Gentry, Mark Sansone, Randi Gentry, Kayleigh Sansone, Karleigh Sansone and Skylar Sansone; her aunt, Joyce Aldridge; her cousin, Billy Aldridge; her niece, Kim Wood (Tim); her great-niece and great-nephew, Kylie and Logan Wood.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Shirley Ann Adams.
Pallbearers will be Terry Couch, Drew Clark, Jerry Ray, John Morgan, Tyrone James and Eddie Johnson.
Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Rainey, Doug Houston, John Lettieri, Jay Jones, and Jerry Mott; her pageant Family; former employees of the Ramada Inn; and her extended family.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home and will continue Sunday from 1 p.m. until service time.
Memorials may be made to the Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation, Attn: Donor Services, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Henrietta Green
TUPELO – Henrietta Castleberry Green died Monday, Oct. 3, 2011. She was born March 23, 1916, to Alonzo and Clara Dillard Castleberry. She married Roosevelt Green on March 4, 1938. They had one child. She accepted Christ at an early age and joined New Resident Missionary Baptist Church, where she was active until her health failed. She received her education in the Pontotoc County School System. She was a retired employee of Traceway Manor and a member of Victoria Court 68. Shee loved to read the newspaper, sew, garden and cook. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at New Resident Baptist Church. The Rev. Jayson Ivy will officiate, and Elder Wallace Prude will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in College Hill Cemetery. Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her daughter, Sereda Sims; three grandchildren, Sonja Sims, Shelia Rose and Evelyn Sims; one sister, Ceola Green; her caregiver, Jonathan Bowden; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband and parents; three sisters, Viella McCoy, Mae Katherine Walker and Ira Prude; and one brother, Eim Castleberry.
Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. today at the J.W. Porter Chapel at the funeral home. The family hour will be from 6 to 7 p.m.
Online condolences may be made to the Green family at www.grayson-porters.com.

Reola Kindell
TUPELO – Reola Maltilda Standifer Kindell, 73, died Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. A Lee County native, she was the daughter of the late Knowledge Standifer Sr. and Luollie Standifer. She was a member of New Lebanon M.B. Church. She loved to sing, fish, cook and do anything that involved being outdoors.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Pleasant M.B. Church in Chesterville. The Rev. Billy Rainey will officiate. Burial will be in Pontotoc City Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Robert Kindell of Tupelo; her children, Robert Jr. ( Mona) Kindell and Ladell (Sandy) Kindell, all of Charlotte, N.C., Timothy (Janna) Kindell of Salem, Ore., Lavell (Rolanda) Kindell of Portland, Ore., Arvell Kindell of Vancouver, Wash., and Robin Kindell of Tupelo; her siblings, Knowledge Jr., Ethalene, Rose, Genola and Charlene; and 28 grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 1:30 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home and one hour prior services at the church on Saturday.

Cornelius Harris
TUPELO – Cornelius “Snoop” Harris died Sept. 28, 2011, at his home. He was born March 16, 1989, in Memphis to Diane Cayson and Terry Harris. He professed a hope in Christ at an early age at White Hill Church. Later, he moved and joined in fellowship with Belden Baptist Church in Belden. He was a graduate of Tupelo High School Class of 2007. While in school, he was active on the high school football team, basketball team and swim team. He also played hockey for the Junior T-Rex Hockey Team. He was employed at Woody’s and Blue Canoe restaurants simultaneously. The love of his life was his little girl, K.K.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Belden Baptist Church with the Rev. Don Baggett officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. N.L. Jones amp& Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his daughter, K’Lynn Harris; his mother, Dianne Cayson; his father, Terry Harris; two brothers, James Guyton and Terry Harris; two sisters, Beatrice Cayson (Tracy) and Tiffany Cayson; his grandmother, Mary Guyton; two aunts, Mary Ann Babbit (Larry) and Barbara Anthony (Gary); three uncles, Donnie Guyton (Lulise), Cliff Guyton (Toaka) and Rickey Guyton; his adoptive family: parents, Donnie and Susan Scott; two brothers, Garrett and Kye Scott; three sisters, Sonya Scott, Christy Scott and Amie Watson (Chadd); an aunt Robyn Gibson; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the Eck amp& Georgia Shumpert Memorial Chapel at the N.L. Jones Funeral Home in Tupelo. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service time.
To sign the online guestbook, visit nljonesandson.com.

Joe Franklin
OKOLONA – Willie Van “Joe” Franklin, 75, died Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. He was born Dec. 28, 1935, to Van Franklin and Brady Johnson Franklin. He received his education at the Fannie Carter High School. He was employed with the Burlington-Northern Railroad, retiring in 2001. He enjoyed his grandchildren and visiting the sick, and he took pride in his neat appearance.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Darden Chapel M.B. Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Williams Memorial of Okolona is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Bessie Bell Franklin of Okolona; his children and children he reared, Bobby Bogan of Shannon, Cathy (Kent) Roberson of Memphis, Mary Harper of Oklahoma City, Bridgette and Teresa Franklin of Shannon, Latasha (Thomas) Roberts of Tupelo, Shay Franklin of Sikeston, Mo., Javanna Franklin of Aliceville, Ala., Willie D. (Debra) Franklin and Bobby Franklin of Okolona and Jeffery Bell of Gary, Ind.; one sister, Sarah Washington of Okolona; 39 grandchildren, 66 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild.
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 the Union County Health and Rehab. He was born May 14, 1925, in Algoma to Miron Harris and Mammie Fitzpatrick Harris. He was a retired employee of MasterBilt. He was a deacon at Union Prospect M.B. Church and a member of Masonic Lodge 171. He loved his dog, Rufus.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Union Prospect M.B. Church. Burial will be in Union Prospect Cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Viola Harris; six children, Willie James (Mary) Harris of Cotton Plant, Bell (William) Graham of Ripley, Ruth (Harold) Ivy of Baldwyn, Lula (Ray) Stokes, Lillie (George) Stokes and Lowonda (Jay) Wade, all of New Albany; his sister, Gloria (Walter) Betts of Chicago; 13 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Bobby Harris.
Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home with a wake from 5 to 7 p.m. today.
Barton Ray Jr.
HAMILTON – Barton Ray Jr., 82, died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, at his home in Hamilton. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.

Nellie Kidd
PONTOTOC – Nellie Faye Kidd, 75, died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Feb. 15, 1936, in Pontotoc County to Deward B. Dillard and Ruby B. Gaines Dillard. She was a retired employee of Piper in New Albany and Richards Manufacturing in Memphis. She was a former member of Colonial Hills Baptist Church in Southaven and a member of the Shady Grove Baptist Church.
A celebration of her life service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Shady Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Keith Benefield and the Rev. David Barnett officiating. Burial will be in the Shady Grove Cemetery. United Funeral Service in New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by four sons, Don Kidd (Evelyn) of Hartford, Ky., Jeff Kidd (Judy) of Baldwyn, Steve Kidd (Lisa) of Hurricane and Chris Kidd (Amy) of Hatley; nine grandchildren, Jason Phipps. Justin Phipps, Brock Kidd, Tyler Kidd, Amanda Kidd, Sam Kidd, Casey Kidd, Seth Kidd and Rhett Russell; and two great-grandchildren, Hudson Phipps and Brady Phipps.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Wallace B. Kidd; her daughter, Loretta Phipps; a sister, Virginia Kidd; and a brother, Leon Dillard.
Pallbearers will be her grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday.
For online condolences, visit unitedfuneralservice.com.

Chestine Lindsey
AMORY – Chestine Boyd Lindsey, 73, died on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, at her daughter’s residence in Hoover, Ala. Born on March 7, 1938, in Red Bay, Ala., she was a daughter of the late Thomas Edison and Gladys Idona Petree Boyd. Mrs. Lindsey was a graduate of Vina, Ala., High School, Class of 1956. She had worked as a seamstress with Glenn Manufacturing and worked as the Amory Middle School cafeteria manager for 24 years, retiring in 1995. A devoted woman of faith, she was a member of Faith Baptist Church. She was a loving and caring mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Being a cancer survivor, she was passionate about breast cancer awareness and was a member of the local breast cancer group and the Red Hat Society. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. cooking, gardening and working in her yard.
She is survived by her daughter, Ginger Lindsey Ricchetti (Rex) of Hoover, Ala.; son, Roy Dale Lindsey of Jefferson, La.; brother, Ottis Boyd of Red Bay, Ala.; grandchildren, Tyler, Lindsey and Bailey Ricchetti; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Brice Lindsey, and a brother, Phillip Boyd.
A Celebration of Life Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Bro. Wade Cook officiating. Burial will follow in Masonic Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Tyler Ricchetti, Timothy Boyd, Jesse Lindsey, Doug Maxwell, Jimmy Yarbrough and Greg Smith.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be given to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Attn: Donor Svcs., P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Helen Hill
HOUSTON – Helen Ruth Gaskin Hill, 70, died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, at Floy Dyer Manor in Houston. She was born March 2, 1941, in Calhoun County to James K. Vardaman Gaskin and Daisy Lee Estelle Goodwin Gaskin. She was a retired homemaker and a member of Faith Bible Church.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Houston Funeral Home in Houston with Rev. Johnny Cherry and Rev. Carl Morris officiating. Burial will follow at Woodland Cemetery in Woodland. Houston Funeral Home in Houston is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, James D. “Buddy” Hill of Woodland; her daughters, Angie and Martin Fugett of Vardaman and Teresa Doss of San Antonio, Texas; her son, Roy David Ward of Houston; her sisters, Carolyn White and Betty Wood, both of Calhoun City; her brothers, Jimmy and Linda Gaskin of Big Creek, Durell and Mavis Gaskin of Calhoun City, Roy and Agnes Gaskin of Calhoun City; her grandchildren, Joey Ward, Chase Ward, Jessica Fugett Marion, Jordan Fugett, Brad Fairley and Brock Fairley; her great-grandchildren, Bryanna Leah Ward, Sean-Patrick Marion, Isabella Kaye Ward, Maddox Lee Marion, Wyatt Fairley.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her children, Donna Jo Ward and Danny Lee Ward; her brothers, Pete Gaskin and Joe Ed Gaskin; and her children’s father, Joe Lee Ward.
Pallbearers will be Martin Fugett, Joey Ward, Chase Ward, Patrick Marion, Kenny Crawford and Buster Robertson.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Houston Funeral Home.
Friends and family may leave a message at houstonfuneralhomems.com.

Mary Lou White
ABERDEEN – Mary Lou White, 72, died on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Born on Nov. 15, 1938, in Itawamba County, she was a daughter of the late R. D. and Elner Stanford Palmer. She attended Carolina and Fulton schools. A wonderful lady, she had worked as a seamstress with Amory Garment before becoming a homemaker. For the last 10 years, she and her husband operated Amory Produce Market. Dedicated to her faith, she was a member of Amory Primitive Baptist Church. A good wife, she enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening, working in her flowers, cooking for her family, quilting, collecting antiques, and listening to country and gospel music.
She is survived by her husband, Norman “Buddy” White of Aberdeen; sons, Gregory Oliver (Brandy) of Aberdeen, Keith Richard Oliver of Pontotoc and Andy White of Amory; sisters, Grace Raymond of Amory, and Lois Holley and Joyce Walden, both of Nettleton; brothers, James Palmer of Pecola, Ark., and Larry Palmer of Nettleton; grandchildren, Courtney, Brianna and Billy Landon Oliver, Drew White and Crystal Kennedy; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Steve Oliver; husband, Billy Oliver; sisters, Lena Barnett, Gladys Blake and Jessie Mae Newton; and brothers, Blanchard, Odell, Robert and Buddy Palmer.
A Celebration of Life Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Elder Bobby Howell officiating. Burial will follow in Union Grove Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be chosen from family and friends.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to Amory Primitive Baptist Church, c/o Sandra Carpenter, 60018 Carter Road, Amory, MS 38821.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Blake West
RIPLEY – Clinton Blake West, 19, died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, as the result of an automobile accident in Prentiss County. He was born Sept. 2, 1992, in Tupelo. He was a student at Northeast Mississippi Community College and an employee of Harway Tile in Dumas. He was an active member of Dumas Baptist Church. He was a member of the junior high and high school basketball and baseball teams at Pine Grove School. After high school he enjoyed playing softball and coon hunting. He was dedicated to his family and his church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Dumas Baptist Church with Bro. Chris Shinall, Bro. Michael Baker and Bro. Scott Hudson officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery in Dumas. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his mother, Kristie Riley West of Ripley; one brother, Elijah West of Ripley; three sisters, Mollie Grace, Izabella and Selah West, all of Ripley; his grandparents, Donnie and Bonnie Riley of Belmont, Jane Riley of Dorsey; family companions, Wayne Jumper, and his daughter, Macie Jumper,; and Blake’s girlfriend, Laken Michael of Ripley.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Wade West.
Pallbearers will be Wesley Graves, Matt Bailey, Jimmy Spires, Zac Thornton, Adam Mauney, Dylan Hill, Nathan Harrison and Trent Collins.
Honorary pallbearers will be Coach Chris Shinall, Coach Brad Pounders and the members of the 2010-2011 Pine Grove basketball and baseball teams.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today at the Dumas Baptist Church.

William Brown
OXFORD – William Loy Brown, 92, died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, at St. Dominic’s Hospital in Jackson. Born in Blytheville, Ark., Mr. Brown was a member of North Oxford Baptist Church. He was a corporal in the United States Army during World War II, and a member of American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor, and American Ex-Prisoner of War. He was a retired plumbing and electrical inspector for the City of Oxford.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at North Oxford Baptist Church with Rev. Gary Richardson officiating. Burial will be in North Oxford Baptist Church Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Saturday at Waller Funeral Home and from 1 until 2 p.m. Sunday, October 9, 2011 at North Oxford Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Doris Houston Brown of Madison, formerly of Oxford; two sons, William David “Bill” Brown and his wife, Deborah, of Canton, and Michael Loy Brown of Madison, formerly of Oxford; three grandchildren, Gary A. Brown of Goodman, David A. Brown and his wife, Stephanie, of Brandon, and Dakota J. Brown of Madison; and three great-grandchildren, Haley M. Brown, Madison A. Brown and David A. Brown II, all of Brandon.
Memorial contributions may be made to: North Oxford Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1700, Oxford, MS 38655.
In honor of Mr. Brown’s service to his country, the flag of the United States Army will be flown at Waller Funeral Home during the funeral service.
To sign the online guestbook, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.

Clara Patterson
CORINTH – Clara Lee Patterson, 61, died Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011, at her home.
Services will be private for family only. Patterson Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Ellen White
RIPLEY – Julia Ellen White, 69, died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Ripley. She was born March 30, 1942, to James C. Thomas and Irene Jobe Thomas. She was a member of Mt. View Baptist Church. She retired as manager of the Dietary Department at Rest Haven Nursing Home with 17 years of service.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Randy Hurt officiating. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery.
She is survived by one daughter, Regina Ketchum (Louis Davis) of Ripley; one son, Randy Ketchum (Rhonda) of Ripley; one daughter-in-law, Teresa Ketchum of Walnut; four grandchildren, Justin Gross (Kayla), Erica Ketchum and Tyler Ketchum, all of Walnut, and Rachel Perkins (David) of Chattanooga; four great-grandchildren, Abby and Jack Foster, Aydan Gross and Bradley Dillinger.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Tommy Ray Ketchum; and two grandchildren, Toni Lynn Ketchum and Randa Jo Ketchum.
Pallbearers will be Justin Gross, Tyler Ketchum, Luke Foster, Curtis Armstrong, Jerry Gadd, and Wayne Davis. Honorary pallbearers will be James L. Ketchum and Robert Stutts.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home.
To view obituaries and sign the online guest book, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.

Irene Copeland
SALTILLO – Irene Dorsey Copeland died Sept. 26, 2011, in Battle Creek, Mich. She was born on July 9, 1923, in Jonesville, La. After moving to Battle Creek, she met and married the Rev. Robert Copeland. They had one child, Hosea. Mrs. Copeland worked for 28 years as a housekeeper for the V.A. Medical Center in Battle Creek, Mich., from which she retired. She was a faithful first lady of Holy Light Missionary Baptist Church until she and her husband relocated to Saltillo. They continued God’s calling by heading the Mud Creek Missionary Baptist Church until Rev. Copeland died. Shortly thereafter, she moved back to Michigan to be with her son and his family.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Mud Creek M.B. Church with Pastor H.B. Sadler officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. N.L. Jones and Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her son, Hosea Copeland; two sisters, Elizabeth Jackson and Lillian Perry; two sister-in-laws Katherine (Leon) Salters of Belden and Lena Bell Patton of Los Angeles, Calif.; and a host of nieces and nephews.
The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time.
To sign the online guestbook, visit nljonesandson.com.

Joey Holley Sr.
RANDOLPH – Joseph Earl “Joey” Holley Sr., 57, died Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011, at his home. He loved God, his family and friends. He served a brief time in the U.S. Army. He loved football, playing dominos and music.
A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Bro. Galen Holley officiating. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Patsy Tutor Holley of Randolph; two sons, Joseph Holley Jr. (Sandy) of Randolph and David Wayne Mooneyham (Becky); one granddaughter, Destiny Mooneyham; one grandson, Devin Mooneyham, all of Oxford; a nephew he loved as a son, Jason Stevens (Tina) of Ecru; a brother, Richard Holley (Mary) of Endville; three sisters, Terrie Waldo (Milton) of Randolph, Johnnie Jones of Pontotoc and Cathy Boone (Danial) of Okolona.
He was preceded in death by his father, John D. Holley; his mother, Helen Mooneyham Holley; and a brother, Harold Holley.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to service time Sunday.

James W. Burns
IUKA – James W. Burns, 85, died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, at his home.
The body will be cremated. There will be no service. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is assisting the family.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Harold L. Thomas
IUKA – Harold L. Thomas, 83, died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Erma Stone
FULTON – Erma R. Stone, 90 died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, at the Memphis Jewish Home in Cordova, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McNeece-Morris Funeral Home of Fulton.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Earlielee Vaughn
NETTLETON – Earlielee Vaughn, 73, died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.

Vanessa Lewis
MEMPHIS – Vanessa Cornelia Lewis, 45, formerly of Potts Camp, died Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pleasant Grove M.B. Church at Red Banks. 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 2 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home with the family hour from 6 to 7 p.m. The body will lie in state at the church from 10 to 10:55 a.m. Saturday.

James Williams
IUKA – James Williams died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ludlam’s Funeral Home of Iuka.
Janice Hammock
IUKA – Janice Gail Hammock, 59, died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Ludlam’s Funeral Home in Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one brother, Philip Pugh of Dennis; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Golden Hammock and Lois Hutcheson, and two brothers, Jeffery Pugh and Ronald Pugh.

G.W. Whitt Jr.
ROBBS – G.W. Whitt Jr., 70, died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc. Burial will be in Buckhorn Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time today.
Arine Cochran
HOLLY SPRINGS – Arine Sims Cochran, 85, died Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011, at her daughter’s home in Holly Springs.
Services will be at noon Saturday at Hebron CME Church in Holly Springs. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from 11 to 11:55 a.m. Saturday.

Janice Barkemeyer
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Janice Evelyn Barkemeyer, 84, died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, at Fountain Lake Health and Rehab.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Robinson Funeral Home Chapel in West Point. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time Monday at Robinson Funeral Home.
Friends may leave condolences online at robinsonfh.net.

Alonzo Riley
SHANNON – Alonzo Riley, 82, died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Verona.

Pat Stell
GOLDEN – Pat Stell, 67, died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, at The Meadows in Fulton.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Earven Bradley
TUPELO – Earven Bradley died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones amp& Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo.

Lula B. Price
PONTOTOC – Lula B. Price, 88, died in Portland, Ore.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at New Hope Pentecostal Church in Pontotoc. Burial will be in the Pontotoc City Cemetery. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Saturday at New Hope Pentecostal Church.
The online registry can be accessed at www.bellememorialfuneralhome.com.

Robert Edgeston
CHICAGO – Robert Edgeston, 58, died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Ill. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Foster amp& Son Funeral Home of Ripley.