Obituaries Sept. 7,2008

Carrie Garvin
BOONEVILLE – Carrie Dawn Eaton Garvin, 37, died Sept. 5, 2008, at North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness.

Funeral Services will be at 3 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Jerry Kelly officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Jeff Garvin; one daughter, Candice Paige Garvin; one son, Jake Alan Garvin; her mother, Bettie Eaton; two sisters, Tara Kelly and Lisa Eaton; one brother, Todd Eaton (Sherry); mother-in-law, Lucy Garvin, all of Booneville; nieces and nephews, Maleah and Taylor Eaton, Talissa, Brooke, and Kadie Kelly, Dylan and Meghann Henley, Emma Rilee McCellan, and Braiden Henley Garner; and close friends, Jennifer Morgan and Leigh Winslow.

She is preceded in death by her father, Rhett Butler Eaton; and her grandparents, R.C. and Sybil Ford and Flake and Lois Eaton.

Visitation was Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home and will continue until service time today.

Floyd Chappell,/b>
COUNCE, TENN. – Floyd Chappell, 80, died Sept. 5, 2008, in Selmer, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel of Corinth.

Anthony Jamerson
FULTON – Anthony Jamerson, 46, died Sept. 6, 2008, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Senter Funeral Home.

Visitaion will be today from 5 to 8 p.m.

Amanda Camburn
RIPLEY – Amanda Ann Hawkins Camburn, 97, died Sept. 6, 2008, at Magnolia Place Personal Care Home in New Albany. She was a homemaker and a member of Pine Hill Primitive Baptist Church.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Elder James Hall officiating. Burial will be at Little Hope Cemetery in Faulkner. McBride Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her two sons, Tendell Camburn (Mildred) of Olive Branch and Gilbert Camburn (Lila) of Ocean Springs; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Theo Elmo Camburn; her parents, William Edward “Bud” and Nancy Emily “Emma” Greer Hawkins; one daughter, Juanette Henderson; one son, Doyce Camburn; and four sisters and five brothers.

Pallbearers will be Junior Linville, Roy Heard, Jimmy Nance, Harold Barnes, Mike Rutherford and Steve Rutherford.

Visitation will be Monday from 10 a.m. until service time at Pine Hill Primitive Baptist Church.
Memorials may be sent to Will Ed Norton, 15341 Hwy 15 N, Ripley, MS 38663.

An online guestbook can be accessed at www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.

James Kelly
BANNER – James Orlin Kelly, 85, died Sept. 5, 2008, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. He was a retired Maintenance Foreman of the Mississippi Department of Transportation. He served during World War II in the United States Navy as a Seaman, 1st Class. He was a member of Providence Baptist Church and a Mason with the Banner Lodge. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Providence Baptist Church in Banner with Rev. Phillip Caples, Rev. Darrell Logan, Rev. Billy Foster and Rev. Joe Barnett officiating. Burial will be at Providence Cemetery in Banner. Parker Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Imogene Wright Kelley; two daughters, Judy Hurst of Bruce and Anita Adams (George) of Millington, Tenn.; one son, Charles Kelley (Rhonda) of Belden; eight grandchildren, Jamie Hurst, Sissy Wilson (Johnny), Mitchell Hurst, Nikki Comstock (Larry), Natalie James (Nick), Nina Kelley, Zachary Adams (LeeAnn) and Zane Adams; eight great-grandchildren, Nikki Graham, Savannah Wilson, Joshua Wilson, John Wilson, Ethan James, Paige Chism, Samuel Comstock and Zaylee Adams; two great-great-grandchildren, Abby and Lily Graham; one sister, Juanice Logan of Bruce; and one Brother, Wayne Kelly of Banner.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Verda Thompson Kelley; one grandson, Spencer Wayne Kelley; and five sisters.

Pallbearers will be Mitchell Hurst, Zachary Adams, Zane Adams, Nick James, Larry Comstock and Johnny Wilson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jamie Hurst, Ted Camp, Gordon Cook, Sherman Higginbotham, Bill Miller and Roy Fay Camp.

Visitation was Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home and will continue from 2 to 3 p.m. today at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Providence Baptist Church, 30 County Road 281 A, Banner, MS 38913 or Providence Cemetery C/O Darlene Box, P.O. Box 1277, Bruce, MS 389135.

Preston Pettigrew
PLANTERSVILLE – Infant Preston Gage Pettigrew, was born and died on Sept. 5, 2008, at North Mississippi Women's Center in Tupelo.

There will be no funeral services. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Nettleton is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his parents, Jeff and Jennifer Pettigrew; three sisters, Layne Lindsey (Matt) of Booneville, Alix Pettigrew and Holli Anna Pettigrew of the home; grandparents, Fred and Brenda Pettigrew of Plantersville and John and Betty Tucker of Nettleton.

Memorials may be sent to Crosspoint Fellowship in Nettleton, 265 A Metts Road, P.O. Box 350, Nettleton, MS 38858.

Hattie Jones
RIPLEY – Hattie Elizabeth Collier Jones, 91, died Sept. 6, 2008, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in New Albany.

She was a homemaker and a member of West Ripley Baptist Church.

Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Bro. Randy Latch and Bro. Bill Baker. Burial will be at Shady Grove Cemetery in Ripley. McBride Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include two sisters, Joyce Bernice Smith (Jim) of Bartlett, Tenn. and Iva C. Manning of Ripley; one brother, Vance Collier (Laura) of Ripley; one sister-in-law, Elizabeth Collier of Memphis, Tenn.; a host a nieces and nephews; and many friends.
She was preceded in death be her husband, Curtis Jones; parents, Joe Hill and Martha Addieline Janes Collier; two sisters, Ethel Collier Conner and Lornette Collier Burns; four brothers, Ernest Collier, Newton Collier, Nathaniel Collier and Lee Earl Collier.

Pallbearers will be her nephews.

Visitation will be Monday from 11:30 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

An online guestbook can be accessed at www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.

Ralph Watts
OXFORD – Ralph Estel Watts, Sr., 88, died Sept. 5, 2008, at Hermitage Gardens in Oxford.

He was a retired County Supervisor of the USDA Farmers Home Administration. He was a Sargeant in the U.S. Army during World War II serving in the 87th Infantry Golden Acorn Division during the Battle of the Bulge under the command of General Patton. He also served in the United States Air Force Intelligence Division during the Korean War. He was a graduate of the Mississippi Delta Community College and received a degree in Agriculture from Mississippi State University. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church in Winona, and formerly a member of First Baptist Church of Oxford.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Waller Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Reidis Nash Officiating. Burial will follow at Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include one son, Ralph E “Wattsy” Watts, Jr. of Hattiesburg; one daughther, Norma Lee Watts of Oxford; and one sister, Maxine Avent of Greenville.
He was preceded in death by three sisters, Robbie Moorehead, Maureen Quinn and Edith Hubbart; and two brothers, Frizelle Watts and Carl “Boochie” Watts.
Visitation will precede the funeral service from 12 noon until 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1800 West Main Street, Tupelo, MS 38801 or Disabled American Veterans, Attn: Gifts Processing, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.
In honor of Mr. Watt’s service to his country, the flag of the United State’s Army is being flown at Waller Funeral Home.

Helen Rogers
BREWER – Helen Rogers, 73, died Sept. 6, 2008, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. She was born in Lepanto, Arkansas on June 8, 1935 to Clarence and Zelma Walley Shempert. She married James T. Rogers on July 30, 1951. She was a long-time member of the Brewer Community and a faithful member of the Brewer Baptist Church. She moved in 2004 to Cedars Nursing Home and became very involved in charity work with the Red Hat Society Club. She was instrumental in raising money and hand producing beaded jewelery with her best friend, Val Rademaker, for charities such as Sanctuary Hospice House, Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis, the blind and heart disease.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Brewer Baptist Church with Rev. Sean Tutor and Bro. Joe Dye officiating. Burial will be in the Union Cemetery (East of Plantersville). W. E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Christie Rogers (Phil) and Diane Dye (Joe), both of the Brewer Community; two sons, Doug Rogers (Sandra) of the Brewer Community and Mike Rogers (Roxanne) of Verona; 12 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren and one great-great grandaughter; two sisters, Faye Graham of Scott City, Missouri and Betty Frisbee of the Richmond Community; a special sister-in-law, Emma Jean Mathis; and her husband, Junior, of Verona.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, James T. Rogers on October 9, 2003; her parents; one grandaughter, Misty Cox; two brothers, Calvin Shempert and Wayne Shempert and two sisters, Agnes Taylor and Effie Shempert.

Pallbearers will be Lynn Mathis, Lee Mathis, Roy Collins, Holland Dye, Brian Spencer and Greg Ferguson.
Honorary Pallbearers will be her friends and employees of Cedars Nursing Home.

Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and will continue Monday at 1 p.m. until service time at the church.

Memorials may be made to the Red Hat Society Club of Cedars Nursing Home, c/o Sonya Bennett, 2800 West Main, Tupelo MS, 38801.

Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com

Quantara Hightower
OXFORD – Quantara Renay Hightower, 37, died Sept. 6, 2008, at Baptist Hospital East in Memphis.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs.

Rhonda Wooldridge
MANTACHIE – Rhonda Kay Wooldridge, 53, died Sept. 6, 2008, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness.

Visitation will be tonight from 5 to 8 p.m. at McNeese-Morris Funeral home in Mantachie.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McNeese-Morris Funeral Home.

Dell King
AMORY – Dell King, 44, died Sept. 6, 2008, at his residence.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home.

Gerald Daugherty
TUPELO – Gerald Daugherty, 81, died Sept. 5, at The North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. A Lee County native, he was born March 25, 1927 to Samuel M. and Ollie May Daugherty. He was a graduate of Shannon High School and he also attended Itawamba Community College. He was a United States Army veteran serving in the Korean War. He served 37 years with Rockwell and Pentair before retiring. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Tupelo.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W. E. Pegues with Rev. Rick Ball officiating. Burial will be in Tupelo Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Gertrude Wade Daugherty of Tupelo; one daughter, Mary Coward (Phillip) of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; one grandson, Christopher Coward of Diamond Head; one grandaughter, Katherine Elizabeth Coward of Tuscaloosa, Ala.: and one brother, Thomas Daugherty (Elsie) of Tupelo.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Robert M. Daugherty; three sisters, Marjorie Cox, Doris Daugherty and Peggy Daugherty.

Pallbearers will be Eric Braden, Christopher Coward, Tommy Rogers, Phillip Cox, Bill Easterling and Gary Easterling.

Honorary Pallbearers will be the members of the former Business Mens Bible Class of First Baptist Church of Tupelo.

Visitation will be 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Building Fund or the Library of the First Baptist Church of Tupelo.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com

Elizabeth Mullins
NETTLETON – Elizabeth Mullins, 84, died Sept. 6, 2008, at The Greenhouse in the Traceway Retirement Community in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton.

Thomas Taylor
PONTOTOC – Thomas James “T.J.” Taylor, 72, died Sept. 5, 2008, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

He was a lifelong resident of Pontotoc County and a retired Master Carpenter.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Faith Tabernacle Church in Pontotoc with Rev. B.J. Taylor officiating. Burial will be at Williams Cemetery.

Survivors include four children, Micheal, Helen and Timmy all of Pontotoc and B.J. of Charleston, W.V.; three step-children, Betty Justice of Pontotoc, Donny Richey of Amory and Billy Ray Richey of Amory; one brother, William of Pontotoc; 25 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Myrtle; parents, Irvin and Virgie Taylor; two brothers, Kenneth and Marvin; two sisters, Helen Louise and Genelle Wilson; one son, Thomas James Jr.; and one daughter, Joanne Dunlap.

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Garner, Kevin Petty, Leslie Wilson, Jeff Justice, B.J. Taylor and Joe Rogers.

Visitation was Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. and will continue today from 9 to 11 a.m. at the church.