Obituaries Sept. 11, 2010

Bessie S. Brazil
FALKNER – Bessie Shelton Brazil, 77, of Falkner died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, at Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. She was retired from Blue Bell/Red Kap and was a member of New Life Pentecostal Church in Ripley.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at New Life Pentecostal Church in Ripley with Bro. Herman Hancock and Bro. Bobby Goode officiating. Burial will be in Tippah Memorial Gardens in Ripley. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, David E. Brazil of Falkner; daughters, Kim Waller (Gary) of Louisville, Ky., Deborah Wood (Bill) of Ripley, Jennifer Hunt (Micheal) of Stafford, Va.; sons, James Wes Hill (Belynda) of Pontotoc, David A. Hilly of Holly Springs; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, H.W. and Jettie Beard Shelton; four sisters, Nyleen Lewellen, Lila Lindsey, Willard Wilbur and Billie Jean Cogan; and a brother, Rufus Shelton.
Pallbearers will be Chad Holcomb, Sammy Ford, Andrew Hill, Robert Burns, Micheal Hunt, Blake Pharr, Logan Waller and Eddie Brazil.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9:30 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 12:30 until 2 p.m. Sunday at the church.
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James Little
HATLEY – James Little died Friday, Sept. 10, 2010, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E. E. Pickle Funeral Home.
Sandra Turnbough
BOONEVILLE – Sandra Virginia Turnbough, 60, died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010, at her home. She was born April 24, 1950, in St. Louis, Mo. to Gerald Ray Dunn and Hazel Virginia Faulkerson Dunn. She was a factory worker in the wood products industry before becoming disabled in 2008. She was a Baptist. She enjoyed trout fishing, flowers and spending time with her family.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Warren Jones and Bro. Don Cartwright officiating. Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by a son, Chris Turnbough (Minnie) of Rienzi; four daughters, Shelly Lambert (Michael), Bridgette (Tony Moss), all of Rienzi, Kim Irey (Roger) of Scott City, Mo., and Karen Dunn of Potosi, Mo.; a brother, PeeWee Dunn (Tonia) of Pevely, Mo.; two sisters, Loretta White (Jackie) and Darlene Grimshaw (Don), all of Pevely, Mo.; 10 grandchildren, Gerald, Samantha, Sabrina, Cassandra, Logan, Abigail, Wendi, Jessica, Justin and Michael; and five great-grandchildren, Lillian, Blake, Christian, Austin and Jason.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Turnbough, on Dec. 26, 2001; her parents; two brothers, Gerald and Steven Dunn; and a granddaughter, Heidi Townsend.
Pallbearers are Gerald Townsend, Bobby Ray Dixon, Billy Ruble, Chris Turnbough, Tony Moss, Tommy Ruble, Jackie White and Randy Turnbough.
John W. Tutor
FALKNER – John W. Tutor of Falkner died Friday, Sept. 10, 2010, at his home. Services are incomplete and will be announced later by Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
Jettie Bridges
BLUE SPRINGS – Jettie May Bell Bridges, 92, died Sept. 9, 2010, at Graceland Care Center in Pontotoc. She was born July 17, 1918, in Union County to Lon Bell and Nancy Elizabeth Pannell Bell. She was a retired employee of Campbell’s Upholstery. She was a member of Sherman Baptist Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Ricky Parks and the Rev. Steve Graham officiating. Burial will be in the Ellistown Cemetery. United Funeral Service of New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by five daughters, Nell White (JW) of Starkville, June Wilhite of Pontotoc, Janice Cruise of Pontotoc, Barbara White (William) of Blue Springs and Marie Campbell (Bobby) of Macedonia; a son, Donald Bridges (Linda) of Wingo, Ky.; 12 grandchildren, Bruce White (Lorie), Anita Jones (Troy), Mitzi White, Mike Wilhite (Donna), Kim Chennault, Donny Bridges (Tracy), Donise Shelton, Scotty White (Jackye), Tommy White, Jason White (Kim), Richard Goggins and Gary Campbell; 17 great-grandchildren, Andy Gallagher, Stephanie White, Angela White, Alena Jones, Rachel Wilhite, Adam Gillen, Cody Graham, Jessie Jaggers, Riley Shelton, Josh Bridges, Justin White, Jaley White, Kayden White, Will Cook, Drew Cook, Amanda Puckett and Grayson Campbell; one great-great-grandchild, Caleb Gallagher; three sisters, Macy Miller, Opal Brown and Ruth Parker; three brothers, Lewis Bell, Paul Bell and Lonnie Irving Bell; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James E. “Pete” Bridges; one grandson, Jimmy Gillen; and a son-in-law, J.W. White.
Pallbearers will be Mike Wilhite, Richard Goggins, Scotty White, Donny Bridges, Tommy White, Jason White, Justin White and Troy Jones.
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Sydney Forrester
SHANNON – Sydney L. Forrester, 76, died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, at Golden Living Center in Tupelo after an extended illness. He was born on April 3, 1934, in Chickasaw County to Aubrey Forrester and Emma Grace Townsend Thompson. He lived in Nettleton for most of his life, was a retired employee of Nonie’s Truck Stop in Shannon and was a member of Liberty Baptist Church. He enjoyed working in his yard.
Services will begin at 2 p.m. today at the chapel of Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton with the the Rev. Mike Brazeal and the Rev. Bobby Joe Poss officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Jerry Forrester (Syble) of Amory; one sister, Nonie M. Knowles of Shannon; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Emma Jean Sullivan.
Pallbearers will be Tommy Bishop, Donnie Bishop, Jeffrey Sullivan, Eugene Sullivan, Lee Forrester and Patrick Forrester.
Visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
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Mary S. Hopper
STANTON, Tenn. – Mary Louise Smith Hopper, 80, died Sept. 9, 2010.
Services will be at noon today at Family Funeral Care in Memphis. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. today in Tiplersville Cemetery in Tiplersville. Family Funeral Care of Memphis is in charge of arrangements
She is survived by her daughters, Ann Hopper and Judy Beasley (Michael); son, Gary Hopper; brothers, Howard E., Hershel, Nathan and Ronnie Smith; granddaughters, Tammy Madden and Jackie Coburn; and three great-grandchildren, Tatum Madden and George and J.T. McRae.
She was preceded in death by her son, Joe Hopper.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until noon today at the funeral home in Memphis.
Online condolences may be made at
Thomas Hudson
VARDAMAN – Thomas Hudson, 80, died Friday, Sept. 10, 2010, at Calhoun Health Services Nursing Home in Calhoun City. He was born Oct. 10. 1929, in Calhoun County. He was a member of Vardaman Baptist Church.
Graveside services will begin at 10 a.m. today at Hillcrest Cemetery with the Rev. Dale Easley officiating. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Vardaman is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include a sister, Scott Spencer of Billings, Mont.; and a brother, Lynn Hudson of Vardaman.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John A. Hudson and Monte Herring Hudson Williams.
James C. Suggs
CORINTH – James C. Suggs died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, at Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Holly Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time at the church.
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Amanda M. Pipkin
WATER VALLEY – Amanda McCain Pipkin, 38, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010, at her home in Coffeeville.
Services were held Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made at
G. Warren Pickle
AMORY – Guy Warren Pickle, 67, passed away at his residence with his family by his side on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010. Born Aug. 21, 1943, in Tupelo, he was a son of Guy R. and Mary Evelyn Jones Pickle.
Warren graduated with honors from Amory High School, Class of 1961, where he was the first recipient of the Golden Panther Award and played football, basketball and baseball. After graduating summa cum laude from the University of Mississippi, he attended Dallas Institute of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service, graduating with honors in 1966.
Warren returned to Amory as the third generation funeral director to work at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with his father and sister, where he was active in state and national funeral associations.
He was a member and a deacon of First Baptist Church where he taught Sunday school in the junior department for several years. Active in the community,
Warren was a board member of Cadence Bank, former Jaycee, a past-president of Kiwanis Club of Amory, member of Monroe County Chamber of Commerce and coached his children in basketball, baseball and softball. A lifetime member of the Ole Miss Alumni Association, Warren was an avid Ole Miss Rebel fan, was a St. Louis Cardinals fan since childhood and a supporter of Amory High sports. He enjoyed playing softball for numerous years before rekindling his love for the game of golf.
Celebration of the Life of Warren Pickle will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church with Dr. Allen Simpson, Bro. Jimmy McFatter and Bro. Tommy Whaley officiating. Burial will follow in Haughton Memorial Park. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Tonya Elliott Pickle; daughter, Mary Edgewor th (Mike); son, Robert G. Pickle (Diane), all of Amory; grandchildren, Breanna, Brittany and Drew Edgeworth and Jack Lott; his sister, Julie Randle (Pete) of Amory; his sister, Marilyn P. Reed of Amory; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Michael Lee Edgeworth; grandparents, Frank & Emma Jones and E. E. & Laura Riggan Pickle; an aunt, Elise Southerland; and an uncle, Charles “Chicken” Pickle.
Pallbearers will be employees of E.E. Pickle Funeral Home. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Rhodamarie Maron, Elise McMasters, Dr. Hunt Bobo and Grey Matters Support Group.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
For those who prefer, memorials may be given to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 540, Amory, MS 38821, Hope Community Resource Center, Amory, MS 38821-0739, or a Memorial Scholarship Fund set-up in Warren’s name in care of BancorpSouth Industrial Branch, P.O. Box 789, Tupelo,
MS 38802.
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