Obituaries, Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998

AUTHOR: JUDYC

Obituaries, Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998

Grace Ashby

BOONEVILLE Grace Walden Ashby, 91, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998, at Harbert Hills Nursing Home in Hardin County, Tenn., after an extended illness. She was born Feb. 4, 1907, in Prentiss County to the late Franklin Walden and Claudia “Dutch” Pitts Walden. She was a retired machine operator for Blue Bell Industries. She was an active member of Mt. Pisgah Freewill Baptist Church. She enjoyed sewing, quilting and crocheting.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Mt. Pisgah Freewill Baptist Church with Bro. Glen Jones and Bro. Paul Weaver officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one son, Ival Ashby and his wife, Anna, of Savannah, Tenn.; one daughter, Leona Woodruff of Booneville; two brothers, Jack Walden of Prague, Okla., and Clifford Walden of Booneville; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death in 1994 by her husband of 65 years, Arthur “Jack” Ashby.

Pallbearers will be deacons of Mt. Pisgah Freewill Baptist Church.

The body will be placed in the church two hours prior to services.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 128 E. Devonshire Square, Jackson, Tenn., 38305, or to the Shriners Children’s Hospital, c/o Al Chymea Temple, 5770 Shelby Oaks Dr., Memphis, Tenn., 38134.

Edna Seward

EUPORA Edna Elizabeth Dunn Seward, 80, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998, at University Medical Center in Jackson. She was born in Denison, Texas. She was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church in Eupora.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Bellefontaine Methodist Church with the Rev. Bryan Carrubba and the Rev. John Staggs officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery. Wise-Nowell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one sister, Martha Carpenter of Eupora.

Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Sunday.

Ruby Barkley

CORINTH Ruby Linville Barkley, 93, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998, at her residence. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and president of Women of the Church.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Henry Memorial Gardens with Dr. Don Elliott and the Rev. Christy Morgan officiating. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Betty Barkley Roberson and her husband, David, of Coldwater; three grandchildren, Keith Strickland of Colorado Springs, Colo., Jim Strickland of Horn Lake and Niki Overture of Memphis; five great-grandsons, Kyle Strickland, Kord Strickland, Shane Overture, Kasey Overture and Austin Byars; one sister, Iva Yeiserten Hagen of Waynesboro, Tenn.

Pallbearers will be Harrison Spear, Richard Milam, Melvin McClamroch, Leroy Worsham, Richard Sharp, Buddy Biggers, Mike Stanley and Farmer Anderson.

She was preceded in death by her father, Lawrence L. Linville; her mother, Cora Old Linville; her husband, John Robert Barkley; one brother, Lawrence Linville; two sisters, Verna Brewer and Thelma Moffatt.

Visitation will be from noon until 1:40 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Eugene M. Waddey Sr.

IUKA Eugene M. Waddey Sr., 87, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998, in Chattanooga, Tenn. He was a member and deacon of Ridgedale Church of Christ and retired from Southern Railroad Company after more than 40 years of service. He had lived in Chattanooga for the past 24 years after moving there from Corinth. He was native of Iuka.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Dodds Avenue Chapel of Turner Funeral Home in Chattanooga with Minister Lance Foster officiating. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Oak Grove Cemetery in Iuka. Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge of the local arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia Waddey of Chattanooga, Tenn.; one son, Eugene “Gene” M. Waddey Jr. or Iuka; one stepson, James D. Perkins of Clifton, Tenn.; one sister, Lula Gaines of Huntsville, Ala.; several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pine Vale Children’s Home, Wenasoga Rd., Corinth, Miss., 38834.

Lena Robinson

AMORY Lena Robinson, 94, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998, at Beverly Health and Rehab Center in Amory. Local Arrangements were handled by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home. Moss-Terry Funeral Home of Cullman, Ala., will announce complete services at a later date.

Aubrey Tackett

ABERDEEN Aubrey Wade “Buddy” Tackett, 78, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Oct. 8, 1920, in Rome to the late William H. and Lala Osborn Tackett. He had lived in Aberdeen since 1969. He was a graduate of Cleveland High School and Delta State College. He was retired from the Aberdeen Fire Department. A Marine Corps veteran of World War II, he was a recipient of the Purple Heart. He was a Mason, a member of the V.F.W., the American Legion and Sr. Mark’s United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Ellen Harris Tackett in 1979.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home with the Rev. Joe Lawson officiating. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery with military rites.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Scott Tackett of Aberdeen; one daughter, Jean Ellen Lute and her husband, Tony, of Tupelo; three sons, John W. Tackett and his wife, Martha Jo, and Charles H. Tackett and his wife, Margaret, all of Greenville and Bill Tackett of Aberdeen; two stepsons, Denver Ivlow of Monrose, Mo., and Dan Ivlow of Kawkakee, Ill.; two sisters, Louise Capbell of Greenville and Ann Ring of Pocahontas, Ark.; two brothers, Cecil Tackett of Pocahontas, Ark., and David Tackett of Dallas, Texas; nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, 10 stepgrandchildren, nine stepgreat-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be nephews and grandsons.

Evelyn Bennett

CALHOUN CITY Evelyn Provine Bennett, 91, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 1998, at Hillcrest Hospital. She was born Aug. 10, 1907, in Calhoun County to Oscar T. Provine and Kate Denley Provine. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Calhoun County. She was the owner and operator of the East End Tourist Court in Calhoun City until it closed. She was the widow of Leland Franklin “Lee” Bennett who died Jan. 19, 1984.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Anthony Kay officiating. Burial will be in Calhoun City Cemetery.

Survivors include one niece and one nephew.

Verna Putman

EUPORA Verna Mae Roberts Putman, 84, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998, at Webster Health Services in Eupora. She was born in Webster County. She was a homemaker and a member of Spring Hill Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Wise-Nowell Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Billy Little officiating. Burial will be in Embry Cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, Earl Putman and Al Putman, both of Brandon and Glenn Putman of Ellendale, Tenn.; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. today.

James Orr

EUPORA James Ottis Orr, 82, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998, at his home. He was born in Calhoun County. He was a retired self-employed farmer. He was a member of Montevista Baptist Church. He was a private 1st class in the Army during World War II.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Wise-Nowell Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Montevista Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Dale Orr of Eupora; one stepdaughter, Wawice Clemmons of Hampton, Ark.; eight sisters, Joyce Jones and Cathrine Medders, both of Eupora, Ruth Patridge of Vardaman, Mary Cooper of Maben, Earlene Freeman of Kellogg, Ind., Inez Gross of North Little Rock, Ark., Martha Shannon of Coffeeville and Frances Harris of Mathiston; two brothers, R.F. Orr of Grenada and Dewey Orr of Slate Springs; seven grandchildren, several great-grandchildren.

Fred W. Davis

BATESVILLE Fred W. Davis, 62, died Friday, Nov. 27, 1998, at South Panola Community Hospital. He was born Jan. 17, 1936, in Clarksville, Tenn., to George Alvin and Ida Wilma Mackins Davis. He was a retired truck driver.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville with the Rev. Eugene Howell officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include three daughters, Anita Davis of Batesville, Jessica Davis of Ecru and Michelle Davis Kunkel of Warren Town, Mo.; one son, Mike Davis of Batesville; one brother, William Lawrence Davis of Louisville, Ky.; one grandchild.

Willie Gaines

MEMPHIS Willie B. Malone Gaines, 86, formerly of Cayce, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998, at St. Francis Hospital. She was a member of Mt. Pisgah CME Church in Cayce. She was a member of the Missionary Society, Stewardess Board and Cayce Community Fire Department. She was the widow of Tim Gaines.

Services will be at noon today at Mt. Pisgah CME Church with the Rev. Hubie Nelson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three daughters, Doris Todd Stevenson of Memphis, Rener Gaines of Collierville, Tenn., Gladys Williams of Cayce; two sons, Louis R. Gaines of Memphis and James R. Todd of Cleveland, Ohio; one sister, Viola Suggs of Memphis; 17 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren.

The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to services. There will be no viewing after the eulogy.

Rosie Buggs

MICHIGAN CITY Rosie B. Smith Buggs, 78, died Sunday, Nov. 22, 1998, at Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. She was a homemaker and a member of Hardaway M.B. Church in Michigan City where she was an usher. She was the widow of Eli Buggs.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Hardaway M.B. Church with the Rev. Adam Gholson officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include six daughters, Annie Jackson of Grand Junction, Tenn., Mae Lidy Nelson of Washington, D.C., Rosie Rucker, Loyce Scott, Floyce Hunt and Valandy Poplar, all of Michigan City; seven sons, Rickey Buggs of Bolivar, Tenn., L.J. Buggs, Charles Buggs, E.L. Buggs, Jasper Buggs, Dannie Buggs and Troy Buggs, all of Michigan City; one brother, Early Smith of Michigan City; 37 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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Mrs. Betty J. Alldread

Tupelo

1 p.m. today

Lee Memorial Chapel

Lee Memorial Park

Peggy Dixon

MEMPHIS Peggy O’Neill Dixon, 61, formerly of Crenshaw, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 1998, at her residence. She was a retired medical technician at V.A. Medical Center in Memphis. She was a graduate of Crenshaw High School and Mississippi State University. She was a member of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science.

Services will be at 12:30 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church in Memphis. Burial will be in Longtown Cemetery in Crenshaw. C.O. Pate Funeral Home of Senatobia is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, George Dixon of Memphis; one stepson, Buddy Dixon of Ingomar; one daughter-in-law, Sandy Dixon; two stepgrandchildren, Amber and Ben Dixon; her mother, Viola O’Neill of Longtown; one brother, Ben O’Neill of Honea Path, S.C.

Memorials may be made to Baddour Center in Senatobia.

Bobby Haywood

PLANTERSVILLE Bobby Haywood, 47, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998, at his residence in Plantersville after a short illness. He was a native of Osceola, Ark. He lived most of his life in the Nettleton area. He was employed with Cook and Riley Contractors for over 35 years.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Jack Raper and the Rev. Glenn Clayton officiating. Burial will be in Wren Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Jane Haywood; three children, Cristi Renea Gilmore of Shannon, Daisy May Hallmark of Fulton and Darrell Glenn Haywood of Amory; his mother, Nannie L. Sullivan of Plantersville; five sisters, Patricia Pearson of Nettleton, Margie Morris of Tupelo, Teresa Davis of Booneville, Sue Campbell and Wanda Pearson, both of the Dorsey community, Debra Smith of Nettleton; four brothers, Tony Pearson of Plantersville, Jimmy D. Pearson and David Pearson, both of Verona and James Pearson of Plantersville.

Pallbearers will be Keneth White, Wayne White, Johnny White, Jerry White, Tim Ritter, Ricky McCray and Jeff McCray.

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Mr. Bobby Haywood

Plantersville

2 p.m. Sunday

Jefferson Street Chapel

Wren Cemetery

Charlie B. Randle

PRAIRIE Charlie B. Randle, 92, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 1998, at his home. He was born Aug. 12, 1906, in Clay County to Ashley Randle and Susie Chandler. She was a Baptist.

Services will be at noon today at Union Baptist Church with the Rev. Henry Conway officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Jackson Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Ora Lee Randle of Prairie; one daughter, Mary Calvert of Chicago; four sons, Willie Randle, George Randle, Walter Randle and Cleotis Randle, all of Prairie; one brother, Curtis Randle of West Point; six sisters, Nettie Albert and Grace Moore, both of West Point, Bessie Holliday of Ben Harbor, Mich., Lucy Mae Orr and Essie Randle, both of Jacksonville, Fla., and Eddierene Pierce of Prairie; 40 grandchildren, 67 great-grandchildren, 11 great-great-grandchildren, a host of other relative and friends.

The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to services.

Wiley Hale

ABERDEEN Wiley Augusta Hale, 41, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998, at his home. He was born April 4, 1957, in Aberdeen to Augusta Hale and Elizabeth Rodgers. He was a Baptist and a laborer. He was an Army National Guard Veteran.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Jackson Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. W.C. Plant officiating. Burial will be in James Creek Cemetery in Aberdeen.

Survivors include his mother, Elizabeth Hale of Aberdeen; his father, Augusta Hale of Aberdeen; two brothers, Charles Hale of Aberdeen and Nemiah Hale and his wife, Renee, of Arlington, Texas; six sisters, Dorothy Gibson and her husband, Leo, Carolyn Young and her husband, Angelo, and Onnie Randle, all of Aberdeen, Letha Mitchell and Lula Hubbard and her husband, Wavery, all of Tupelo and Theresa Barr and her husband, Marvin, of Okolona; 13 nieces and nephews, three great-nieces and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

The body will lie in state prior to services.

Robert Burnville

Robert Burnville, 66, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 1998, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary.

Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer, 78, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. He was a retired employee of the railroad.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at White Hill M.B. Church with the Rev. Larry Shannon officiating. Burial will be in Porter’s Memorial Park. Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Annie B. Springer of Tupelo; a host of children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Visitation will be from 2 until 5 p.m. today at the mortuary.

Calvin Tumlin

RED BAY, Ala. Calvin Tumlin, 56, died Friday, Nov. 27, 1998, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay.

Irene D. Lauderdale

PONTOTOC Irene D. Lauderdale, 96, died Friday, Nov. 27, 1998, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a brief illness. She was born April 25, 1902, in Chickasaw County. She was a homemaker. She was the oldest member of Troy First Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Baldwin Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Caples and the Rev. Greg Herndon officiating. Burial will be in Troy Cemetery.

Survivors include four daughters, Melna Hattox of Jackson, Ruth West and her husband, Dub, of Jackson, Betty Altom of Verona and Joann Estes of Mooreville; one sister, Maelene Carter of Okolona; eight grandchildren, David West, Pam Dungan, Debra Featherston, Steve Altom, Larry West, Tommy Estes, Teresa Steele and David Estes.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Mell Lauderdale; one granddaughter, Sandra Gail Estes.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, David West, Steve Altom, Larry West, David Estes; and her nephews, DeVan Dallas and Paul Dallas.

Visitation will be from 6 until 9 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until service time Sunday.

Tony Arnold

BOONEVILLE Anthony P. “Tony” Arnold, 35, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Booneville Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ora Alvarez

CORINTH Ora Ruth Alvarez, 68, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 1998, at Magnolia Hospital in Corinth, She was a member of West Corinth Baptist Church. She was retired from ARA Food Services.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Crouch officiating. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Raymon E. Alvarez of Madrid, Spain; one brother, Sam Adams of Corinth; one sister, Lillie Mincy of Corinth.

Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. Monday.

Willie Smith

HOULKA Willie Eugene Morgan Smith, 76, died Friday, Nov. 27, 1998, at Holly Springs Health and Rehab Center. She was born Aug. 20, 1922, in Chickasaw County to the late William Franklin Morgan and Beckey Leona Hester Morgan. She was a retired seamstress with Indianapolis Glove Company. She was a member of Houlka First Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Houlka Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Blair officiating. Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery near Houston.

Survivors include one son, Jimmy Earl Smith of Houlka; two grandsons, Phillip Smith of Houston and Scotty Smith of Houlka; four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dan Smith, who died April 26, 1984.

Pallbearers will be Gary Turner, Tebo Huffman, Stacy Hillhouse, Don Reedy, Tom Reedy and Ike Phillips.

Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. today.

Robert Henderson

WATERFORD Robert Lynn Henderson, 33, died Friday, Nov. 27, 1998, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. He was born July 16, 1965, in Pontotoc County to Charles Henderson and Gloria Dodson. He was a heavy equipment operator.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Henry Chapman officiating. Burial will be in the Dodson Family Cemetery in Waterford.

Survivors include his father, Charles Henderson of Holly Springs; his mother, Gloria Taylor and his stepfather, Lynn Taylor, of Waterford; his fiancee, Connie Elliott of Waterford; one daughter, Ashley Nicole Henderson of Xenia, Ohio; one brother, Steve Henderson of Potts Camp; two stepsisters, Laken Taylor of Waterford and Caitlyn Taylor of Saltillo; three stepbrothers, Michael Taylor of Southaven, Matt Taylor of Shannon and Rusty Taylor of Waterford; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Dodson of Victoria; his great-great-grandmother, Leedy Dodson of Olive Branch.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Bobby Dean Henderson.

Pallbearers will be Blake Palmer, Steve Culver, Barry Smith, Shane Smith, Alan Rowland and Tim Shaw.

Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Murray L. Tapp

MEMPHIS Murray L. Tapp, 80, died Friday, Nov. 27, 1998, at Baptist East Hospital. He was retired from the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, Fleet Reserve Branch 231 and Bellevue Baptist Church.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel. Burial will be in Memphis Memory Gardens.

Survivors include his wife, Hildreth Tapp; two sons, Darrell Tapp of Marietta, Ga., and Ronnie Tapp of Bartlett, Tenn., one sister, Clara Conway of Blue Springs; eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Kenneth Tapp; his parents, Hugh and Ollie Tapp; one sister, Irene Mobley; and one brother, Roger Tapp.