Obituaries, Saturday, Sept. 19, 1998
Dessie Lee Harrington
SULLIGENT, Ala. Dessie Lee Harrington, 92, died Monday, Sept. 14, 1998, in Columbus. She was born Feb. 6, 1906, in Lamar County, Ala., to John and Anna Donald Harrington. She was a member of St. James Baptist Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Otts Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. E.L. Brown officiating. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery in Vernon, Ala.
Survivors include two sons, J.D. Harrington, and Horace Harrington and his wife, Helen, all of Sulligent; one brother, Louis Harrington of Vernon; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Johnny Lee Harrington; one daughter, Minnie Lee Adams; four brothers, Connie Harrington, Albert Harrington, Andrew Harrington and Eddie Harrington; and one sister, Mary Dean Cribbs.
RANDOLPH Russell Austin, 78, died Friday, Sept. 18, 1998, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. He was a retired factory worker, a veteran of World War II and a member of Highway 15 Church of Christ.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Baldwin Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with Minister Robert Kingsley officiating. Burial will be in Buckhorn Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Jeannette Purdon Austin of Randolph; two sisters, Martha Bryant of Pontotoc and Pearl Washington of Memphis; one brother, John Austin of Memphis; three grandchildren, Heather Austin, Brandi Fallin and J.R. Austin.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Sydney and Vesta Austin; a brother, Charles Austin; and a son, Jerry Austin.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Purdon, Kevin Purdon, Mike Crawson, Larry Robbins, Justin Mullins and Jimmy Swanson.
Visitation will continue until service time today.
ABERDEEN Annabelle Bransford Walker, 75, died Friday, Sept. 18, 1998, at the Aberdeen-Monroe County Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen.
ASHLAND Arvelce Barber Ross, 88, died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1998, in Columbus, Ohio. She was a homemaker and the widow of the late Ambus Ross.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at South Ashland Church of Christ. Burial will be in the Good Hope Cemetery in Ashland. Foster and Son Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary Broom Field and Annie Harrell, both of Columbus, Ohio; four sons, James Ross of Ashland, and Johnny Ross, Joe Ross and Willie Ross, all of Columbus, Ohio.
Mildred E. Pettigrew
CORINTH Mildred E. Pettigrew, 91, died Thursday, Sept. 17, 1998, at the Alcorn County Care Inn in Corinth. She was a member of Harper Road Christian Church and a homemaker.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Coleman Funeral Home Chapel with George Coleman Sr. officiating. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Charles E. Pettigrew of Corinth; one daughter, Mary E. Hatchett of Huntsville, Ala.; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.
POTTS CAMP Cacye Doan South, 88, died Thursday, Sept. 17, 1998, at the Jaquith Nursing Home. She was born Jan. 13, 1910, in Mt. Pleasant to Wilson C. and Annie Jane Gardner Doan. She was a homemaker and a member of the Primitive Baptist Church in Fulton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Noonan South.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Thomas Funeral Home Chapel in Holly Springs. Burial will be in Chewalla Cemetery in Potts Camp.
Survivors include one son, Jerry Lee South of Meridian; one daughter, Dorothy Phillips of Tupelo; two sisters, Alice Cox of Collierville, Tenn., and Cordia Guntharp of Fulton; several grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
SMITHVILLE Reba Pearl Weaver Hill, 81, died Thursday, Sept. 17, 1998, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Monroe County, she was born Oct. 2, 1916, in Smithville. She attended the Smithville schools. She was employed as a seamstress with Wilson Manufacturing Company in Amory. She was a homemaker and a Methodist. She married Clifton Holman Weaver in 1934; he died in 1986. She married Carl Hill in 1987; he died in 1992. She enjoyed flower gardening.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Smithville with Bro. Sammy Washburn officiating. Burial will be in the Haughton Memorial Park in Amory.
Survivors include two sons, Sidney Clifton Weaver and his wife, Becky, and Kenneth Wayne Weaver, all of Smithville; two daughters, Clifford Parham, and Alice Nelson and her husband, Ray, all of Kenosha, Wis.; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husbands; her parents, Rueben Pickle and Callie Wilhite Pickle; and a sister, Martha Maxey.
Pallbearers will be Tony Weaver, J.R. Weaver, Carl David Weaver, Cecil Ausbon, Steve Ausbon and Richard Allred.
Joseph P. Hester
IUKA Joseph P. Hester, 71, died Thursday, Sept. 17, 1998, at his home in Belton, Ky. He was born in Tishomingo. He was a retired employee of the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Paradise Plant in Kentucky. He was a Navy veteran of both World War II and the Korean War, and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Greenville, Ky. He was a member of South Crossroads Baptist Church in Tishomingo.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gerald Beliles and the Rev. G.D. Jones officiating. Burial will be in South Crossroads Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Jannette Moore Hester of Belton, Ky.; his mother, Etta Hester of Iuka; two daughters, Carolyn Newman of Goodlettsville, Tenn., and Kimberley McDonald of Lawrenceburg, Tenn.; one sister, Dorothy Hester of Tishomingo; one brother, Braxton Hester of Tishomingo; three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, H.E. Hester.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
ABERDEEN Dequonne K. Robinson died Thursday, Sept. 17, 1998. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial Funeral Home of Okolona.
Daniel and Dannon Taylor
BOONEVILLE Daniel Caleb Taylor and Dannon Dakota Taylor, infant twins, died Thursday, Sept. 17, 1998, at the North Mississippi Medical Center Women’s Hospital.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at Forrest Memorial Park with the Rev. Terry Scott and the Rev. Donny Riley officiating. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include their parents, Danny and Debby Taylor of Booneville; their grandparents, Charles and Betty Price of Booneville, and Junior and Inez Taylor of Golden; their great-grandparents, J.W. Samples of Booneville and Ivy Price of Florence, Ala.; a half sister, Danielle Taylor of Golden; several aunts and uncles.
There will be no visitation at the funeral home.
Woodie E. Evans
SMITHVILLE Woodie E. Evans, 76, died Friday, Sept. 18, 1998, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Jackson after a long illness. He was born Jan. 3, 1922, to P.A. Evans and Jessie Virginia Crouch Evans. He had lived in Smithville for more than 30 years. He was a graduate of the University of Mississippi. He was a disabled American veteran, serving in the Army during World War II and earning the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and three Battle Stars. He was a Master Mason in Smithville Lodge 548, a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason in Corinth and a Shriner in the Hamasa Temple in Meridian. He was a member of the New Salem United Methodist Church. He enjoyed researching genealogy and traveling.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Sammy Washburn officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Lena Mae Ray Evans of Smithville; one niece, Deanna Gordon of Fulton; three nephews, Randy Johnson of Hohenwald, Tenn., Reggie Johnson of Fulton and Hal Johnson of Smithville.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Willena Evans Johnson, who died in 1997.
Members of Smithville Masonic Lodge 548 will serve as pallbearers.
Members of the Itawamba Shrine Club will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Visitation will begin after 3 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the New Salem United Methodist Church.
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Mr. Woodie E. Evans
3 p.m. Sunday
Jefferson Street Chapel
Lee Memorial Park
SEYMOUR, Tenn. Ryan Glen Keck, 19, died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1998. He was a member of the New Hopewell Baptist Church. He was a 1997 graduate of Seymour, Tenn., High School and an employee of Keck Brothers Excavating Company.
Graveside services were Friday, Sept. 11, 1998, at the Highland South Cemetery with the Rev. Ken Stansberry, the Rev. Dallas Gibson and the Rev. Eric Boyer officiating. Berry Funeral Home in Seymour, Tenn., was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his parents, Jack and Sandy Keck of Seymour, Tenn.; a sister, Kacey Keck; a brother, Blake Keck; his grandparents, Carl and Faye Keck; his uncles, Carley Keck, Sam Keck, Kevin Keck, Allen Norton and John Salmon; his aunts, Pam Keck, Lea Ann Keck, Cindy Keck, Patty Norton and Janice Salmon; a special aunt and uncle, Susie Hogan Wallace and Ernie Wallace; a special friend, Jennifer Christopher.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jim and Jane Johnson Smith.
PLANTERSVILLE Clifford Swiss “Cliff” Estes, 93, died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1998, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Memphis after a one-year illness. He was born May 17, 1905, in Lee County to John K. and Cordie Partlow Estes. He was a lifelong resident of the Plantersville area and lived in the Union community south of Plantersville for many years. He was a lifelong farmer and landowner, and a member of the Unity Presbyterian Church. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was involved in six European campaigns. He received the Purple Heart. He was an avid storyteller.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Sam Hamilton officiating. Burial will be in Unity Cemetery east of Plantersville.
Survivors include a sister, Cordie Estes Rollins of Verona; 23 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Bertha Whitehead and Dorothy Westmoreland; and seven brothers, Phillip, Grady, Earl, John K., Joe, Walter and Homer Estes.
Pallbearers will be Sam Riley, Joe Loden, John Reedy, Thomas Kennedy, Dave Estes, David Rollins, Jim Rollins and Brooks Gory.
Memorials may be made to the Unity Cemetery Fund, 1748 Highway 371 South, Tupelo, Miss. 38801.
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Mr. Cliff Estes
1905 + 1998
10 a.m. today
Lee Memorial Chapel
Unity Presbyterian Church Cemetery
East of Plantersville
Mr. Albert Lamar Walker
1929 + 1998
1 p.m. today
Lee Memorial Chapel
Lee Memorial Park
Visit: After 11 a.m. today
Mr. James Fred Field
1919 + 1998
10 a.m. Saturday
Sept. 26, 1998
Faith Presbyterian Church
STARKVILLE Gilbert Montgomery, 73, died Friday, Sept. 18, 1998, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Nov. 23, 1924, in Tishomingo County to Posey and Canzady Wiggington Montgomery. He was a USDA district supervisor and worked for the Farmers Home Administration. He was a veteran of World War II. He was a former Master Mason in Magnolia, a past member of the Lions Club and the Touch Down Club in Starkville, and a member of the Exchange Club in Starkville. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Starkville, where he served on the Methodist Church Board.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Old Bethel Methodist Church in Tishomingo County with Bro. Bill Beavers and Bro. Prentiss Gordon officiating. Burial will be in Old Bethel Cemetery. Senter Funeral Home of Fulton is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Montgomery of Starkville; two sons, Ralph Montgomery and his wife, Marilyn, of Golden, and Steve Montgomery and his wife, Lou Ellen, of Leeds, Ala.; seven grandchildren, Natalie Coker of Houston, Monte Montgomery of Starkville, Marc Montgomery and Emily Montgomery, both of Golden, and Kevin Montgomery, Jeff Montgomery and Molly Montgomery, all of Leeds, Ala.; a great-grandchild, Jenny Lyn Coker.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Monte Montgomery, Marc Montgomery, Kevin Montgomery, Jeff Montgomery, Frank Hurndon and Jimmy Box.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Old Union Methodist Church Building Fund, c/o Betty Lyn Moore, First American National Bank, 221 Front St., Golden, Miss. 38847.