Obituaries Sept. 8, 2010

By NEMS Daily Journal

Adell Isom
HOLLY SPRINGS – Adell Evans Isom, 79, died Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Hopewell No. 2 M.B. Church at Hudsonville. Burial will be in Cottrell Memorial Garden in Holly Springs. 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 receiving visitors from 6 to 7 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at the church from noon to 12:55 p.m. Thursday.
Claude Ware Jr.
CORINTH – Claude “Jack” Ware Jr., 67, died Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Freedom Fellowship. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Grayson Funeral Services of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Jermie Shelton
MEMPHIS – Jermie Micheal Shelton, 26, died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010, in Memphis. He was born Dec. 25, 1983, in Memphis to the late Melvin Shelton and Betty Tipler Miller.
Services will be at noon Thursday at the Foundation of Life Christian Learning Center in Lamar. The Rev. Patrick Washington will officiate. Burial will be in Jefferson Cemetery at Lamar. Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his mother, Betty Miller, and his stepfather, James Miller Jr.; two sons, Jermie Shelton Jr. and Malakai Shelton of Memphis; two brothers, Marlon Shelton of Ashland and Reco Miller of Memphis; and one sister, Metrico Miller of Memphis.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today.
Sherita Fox
HOUSTON – Sherita Chudale Bowens Fox, 47, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Montgomery Mortuary Service of Houston.
Bill Crumpton
MOOREVILLE – William Robert “Bill” Crumpton, 48, died Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, at his residence in Mooreville. He was born on Sept. 25, 1962, in Aurora, Ill., to Jimmy C. Crumpton and Judi L. Sanford Dye. He graduated from Benton Central High School in Oxford, Ind., in 1981. He joined the U.S. Army and served with the 82nd Airborne Infantry in Panama. He lived in Mesa, Ariz., many years before moving to the Tupelo area five years ago. He worked in the plastics industry much of his life and was employed at his death by InterPac Plastics in Tupelo. A member of the Keownville Baptist Church near New Albany, Mr. Crumpton enjoyed playing golf; all sports, especially watching the Chicago Cubs and Green Bay Packers play; and hunting. He was an acclaimed Little League umpire for area baseball teams and thoroughly enjoyed his contributions to area youth.
Services will be at 6 p.m. today at the Keownville Baptist Church near New Albany with Bro. Jerry Bishop and Elder Nathan Pitney officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Holland Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his two daughters, Taylor Crumpton of Tupelo and Samantha Crumpton of Mesa, Ariz.; their mother, Tammy Crumpton of Mesa, Ariz.; his grandchild, Logan Crumpton of Tupelo; his mother, Judie Dye (Clark) of the Keownville community; his father, Jimmy C. Crumpton (Sandy) of Mooreville; his two brothers, Jimmy Crumpton (Pennye) of Ripley and David Crumpton (Nancy) of Aurora, Ill.; his sister, Elizabeth Crumpton of Ottowa, Ill.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Doyle and Nancy Sandford, Mildred Manning Crumpton and Alvie Crumpton.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to service time today at the church.
Condolences may be e-mailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
J.C. Carlisle
MERIDIAN – J.C. Carlisle, 75, formerly of Iuka, died Monday, Sept. 6, 2010, at the J.T. Champion Nursing Facility. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka.
Leslie Cox
IUKA – Leslie Cox died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka.
Richard Lovelace
ORANGE PARK, Fla. – Richard Lee Lovelace, 58, formerly of Iuka, died in Orange Park, Fla. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka.
Leo Rorie
INGOMAR – Leo Dan Rorie, 78, died Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service of New Albany. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Francis Dickey
FULTON – Francis Dickey, 41, died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Senter Funeral Home of Fulton.
Elaine Allen
COUNCE, Tenn. – Elaine Allen, 76, died Monday, Sept. 6, 2010, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from noon to service time Thursday.
Visit www.magnoliafuneralhome.net to leave condolences.
Lynn Patterson
SENATOBIA – Lynn E. Patterson, 65, died Monday, Sept. 6, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis after an extended illness. He was born Oct. 10, 1944, in Pontotoc County to Fred Earl Patterson and Lila Artileen Gregory Patterson. He lived his childhood in the Randolph Community and married Lynda S. Howell in 1965. He was employed with Memphis Fire Fighters, where he worked for many years before retiring. He was a member of Southaven United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today in Baldwin-Nowell Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with Dr. Jeff Switzer officiating. Burial will follow in Baldwin Memorial Gardens.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Lynda S. Patterson of Senatobia; one son, Jeff Patterson of Hernando; two sisters, Donna Murphy (Edward) of Pontotoc and Methyl Hodges of Starkville; two brothers, Max Patterson (Doris) and Doug Patterson (Patsy), all of Randolph; one grandson, Tyler Patterson of Hernando; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, L.T. and Raymond Patterson and an infant, Kenneth Patterson; and two sisters, Marjorie Sanders and Jane Gregory.
Pallbearers will be Greg Patterson, Paul Gregory, Gary Holloway, Don Patterson, Clifford Patterson, Danny Patterson and Jerry Patterson.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today.
Trey Michael
BALDWYN – Kerry Hollis “Trey” Michael, 24, died Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010, at the Eliza Coffee Hospital in Florence, Ala. He was born May 12, 1986, in Jackson. He attended Baldwyn Schools and Northeast Mississippi Community College. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Baldwyn.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Stanley Huddleston and Bro. Neal Davis officiating. Burial will be in the Baldwyn Cemetery.
Survivors include his parents, Kerry Don and Jerrieann McCormick Michael of Baldwyn; one brother, Michael Holcomb of Saltillo; his grandparents, Mary Lee Michael of Baldwyn, Brenda McCormick of Saltillo, Jerry McCormick of Kennet. Mo.; an aunt, Kristin Michael of Baldwyn; two uncles, Tracy McCormick and Ricky McCormick.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Ronald Michael, and his great-grandparents, Roy and Erma Strickland, and Tutor and Myrtle McCormick.
Pallbearers will be Ben Nelson, Jake DeVaughn, Zak Phillips, Zack Nelson, Austin Holley and Carlos Braxton.
Ilene Dodds
BOONEVILLE – Annie Ilene Dodds, 71, died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010, at her home. She was born April 2, 1939, in Tishomingo County to Bert and Virgie Ozborn Smith. She had owned and operated the Altitude Florist and was a member of Liberty United Methodist Church. She enjoyed working with flowers and loved her grandchildren.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Danny Short and Matthew Henderson officiating. Burial will be in the Liberty Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Hubert Dodds; her daughters, Phyllis (Terry) Tolar and Vickie Blythe, both of Booneville; one brother, Arvid (Dartha) Smith of Burton; one sister, Billie Hoffman of Booneville; brother-in-law, Max Harber; her grandson, Broc Hannon; her granddaughter, Chelsea Blythe; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Arvil Smith; five sisters, Zella Johnson, Stella Pannell, Ona Smith, Sylvia Pannell and Jewel Harber.
Pallbearers will be Tim Harber, Sam Harber, Bob Pannell, Greg Dodds, Blake Parsons and Channing Parsons. Honorary pallbearers will be her church family.
Visitation will be until service time today at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
Brad Turman
EUPORA – Milton “Brad” Turman, 79, died Monday, Sept. 6, 2010, at the Golden Living Center in Eupora. He retired from Bamp&W in West Point after 37 1/2 years and from Webster County Beat 5 after 11 years.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora with the Rev. Randy Rinehard officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Webster County.
Survivors include his wife, Katie Turman of Mantee; a daughter, Kay Lott and husband, Willie, of Mantee; a son, Billy Brad “B.B.” Turman and wife, Donna, of Houston; two sisters, Dot Hillhouse of Mantee and Fairy Rivers Redwine of Carrollton; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by a son, Terry Michael Turman.
Pallbearers will be James Green, Tony Hillhouse, Brandon Johnson, Brock Johnson, Will Turman, Casey Weeks, Chad White and Johnny White.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Vardaman Padgett
BOONEVILLE – Milton Vardaman Padgett, 100, died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010, at Magnolia Regional Medical Center. He was a member of the Crossroads United Methodist Church, a retired farmer and carpenter. He loved sports and gardening.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jim Hall and Bro. Charles McGill officiating. Burial will be in the Crossroads Cemetery.
He is survived by one daughter, Janie McCall of Arlington, Tenn.; four granddaughters, Sherry (Tommy) Palmer, Kerry (Jimmy) Weatherbee, Lisa (Kenny) Wheeler and Dana (Carey) Michael.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Margaret Geno Padgett; one son, Harrell Padgett; five sisters and three brothers.
Pallbearers will be Franklin Windham, Glen Green, Bobby Goddard, Tommy Palmer, David Brown and Carey Michael.
Visitation will be until service time today at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
Nadine Parker
RED BAY, Ala. – Nadine Bullen Parker, 85, died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010, at her residence. She was born March 31, 1925, in Alabama. She was a seamstress employed at Blue Bell for 40 years. She was a member of The Church of Lord Jesus.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala., with Bro. Bill Burcham and Arthur Hardin officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery at Golden.
Survivors are two sons, Ernest Parker (Sue) of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Gary Parker (Icy) of Red Bay; three grandchildren, Ernest Parker III, Lee Parker and Evans Parker; one sister, Imagene Sutton (Gene) of Atlanta, Ga.; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Orville Parker.
Pallbearers will be Arthur Hardin, Alben Mason, L.D. Overton, Johnny Mason, Gene Mason and Dean Mason. Honorary pallbearers will be Hollis Brown, Bill Elrod, Omer Thrasher and Bobby Tutor.
Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Thursday at Deaton Funeral Home in Red Bay.
Adam Rast
IUKA – Adam Rast, 18, died Monday, Sept. 6, 2010, in Tishomingo County. He was born May 4, 1992, in Tupelo. He was a 2010 graduate of Belmont High School and was attending Northeast Mississippi Community College. He was a member of The Shepherd’s Chapel.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Jerry Ginn officiating. Burial will be in Rutledge-Salem Cemetery at Midway.
Survivors are his mother, Becky Bridges (Mike) of Iuka; his father, Donny Rast (Angie) of Iuka; one sister, Alex Rast of Iuka; a stepbrother, Sam Rast of Iuka; his grandmothers, Francis Rast of Iuka and Joyce Creel of Golden; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Austin Rast and William Creel, an uncle, Ray Creel; and a cousin, Corey Helton.
Pallbearers will be Drake Elrod, Kellan Horn, Jordan Bonds, Fredrick Luster, Tyler Durham and Victor Jourdon. Honorary pallbearers will be Nick Horn and Ethan South.
Visitation will be until service time today at Deaton Funeral Home in Belmont.
Samuel Carter
OKMULGEE, Okla. – Samuel Thomas Carter, 64, died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010. He was born on Friday, Sept. 28, 1945, to Sam T. and Ester Rose Young Carter in Dyersburg, Tenn. On Oct. 31, 1986, he married Judy Crawford in Schulter, Okla. He was a Baptist and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Mr. Carter retired as a security guard with the Creek Nation Casino in Muskogee, Okla.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the New Covenant Tabernacle Church in Grayson, Okla., with Robert Lay officiating. Shurden-Jackson Funeral Home in Okmulgee, Okla., is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Judy Carter of the home; stepmother, Margorie Carter of Booneville; three daughters, Marvina Cole of Miami, Okla., Rhonda Willis of Kansas, and Terrie Ross and husband, Daniel, of Billingsley, Ala.; one son, Samuel Thomas Carter III and wife, Angel, of Wagoner, Okla.; two stepdaughters, Ronda Clark of Okemah, Okla., and Lynn Murphree of Broken Arrow, Okla.; two stepsons, Phillip Crawford of Muskogee, Okla., and Patrick Magner Jr. of Eufaula, Okla.; three sisters, Betty Rose Lothenore and husband, Millard, of Booneville, Carol Williams and husband, Emmitt, of Billingsley, Ala., and Cathy Carter of Atlanta, Ga.; one brother, James Robert “Bob” Carter and wife, Martha, of Belmont; 11 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, nine stepgrandchildren and three stepgreat-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Ester Carter.
Friends may send their condolences to www.shurdenjackson.com.
Nell Green
NETTLETON – Nell Green, 84, died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010, at The Meadows in Fulton after an extended illness. A Lee County native, she was born Nov. 12, 1925, to Benjamin and Lula Mills Cathcart. She worked over 40 years for Reed Manufacturing in Nettleton, retiring as assistant plant manager. In her earlier years, she enjoyed cooking for her family, gardening, caring for her pets, and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a member of Limestone Baptist Church.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Rev. David Brooks officiating. Burial will be in New Chapel Cemetery.
Survivors include three daughters, Judy Magers (Woody) of Nettleton, Linda Gibson (Ronnie) of Nettleton and Debbie Ivy (Mike) of Tupelo; her son, Larry Green (Merle) of Nettleton; her sister, Peggy Gray of Smithville; three brothers, Cyril Lee “Bo” Cathcart (Faye) of Lebanon, Tenn., Glen Cathcart (JoNell) of Gallatin, Tenn., and Benny “Max” Cathcart (Mary) of Michigan; three sisters-in-law, Chloie Sullivan of Nettleton, Carolyn Cathcart of Kenner, La., and Mary Ann Cathcart of California; two brothers-in-law, Dan Green of Nettleton and Bobby Patterson of Pennsylvania; eight grandchildren, Michael Green (Terri), Lauren Green, Kevin Magers (Katie), Chad Magers (Christy), Clint Gibson (Maaika), Cliff Gibson (Marla), Heather Gibson, and Erika Ivy; 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clyde Green, who died in 2001; her daughter, Brenda Patterson McClellan; two sisters, Bonnie Patterson and Wilodene Thorn; and two brothers, Rex Cathcart and Gwen Cathcart.
Pallbearers will be Kevin Magers, Chad Magers, Michael Green, Clint Gibson, Cliff Gibson and Charles Smith.
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 1800 West Main, Box 1, Tupelo MS 38801.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Kay Benney
TUPELO – Mary Kathryn “Kay” Benney, 94, died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010, at her residence after a brief illness. A native of Lancaster, Penn., she was born July 28, 1916, to Charley and Grace Metzler Wenditz. She lived in Tupelo the past 50 years. Earlier in life, she was a Hall of Fame championship bowler and enjoyed assisting physically challenged children bowl. She volunteered for many different charities and organizations. She also loved playing bridge and working in her yard. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church.
Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Rev. Dr. Ron Richardson officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include her daughter, Jeanette Thomason of Tupelo; a sister, Betty Lou Krof of Delaware; a brother, Bill Wenditz of Largo, Fla.; four grandchildren, Dottie Crump, John Mark Thomason, Robert Burns Thomason and Harry Benney Thomason, all of Tupelo; two great-grandchildren, Dianna Carr of Tupelo and Christopher Patrick Thomason; and her best friend, Ruth Ann Wilcox.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 50 years, Harry Benney; her son, Jack Benney.
Honorary pallbearers will be John Mark Thomason, Robert Thomason, Jonathan Baswell, Thomas Harris, Brandy Hopkins, Jimmy Smith, and Johnny and David Payne.
Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Ernest Bridwell
PONTOTOC – Ernest Bridwell, 82, died Monday, Sept. 6, 2010, at Pontotoc Hospital Nursing Home after an extended illness. He was born April 17, 1928, in Calhoun County to Robert Bridwell and Ila Gray Bridwell. He married Beverly Hardin on May 30, 1977. He worked as a supervisor for Kraft Foods for 35 years before retiring. He enjoyed gardening and sharing the fruits of his harvest with people he knew, but most of all he enjoyed entertaining his granddaughters. He was a member of West Heights Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Baldwin-Nowell Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Dr. Bill Hardin officiating and Dr. David Hamilton and Bro. Barry Littlejohn assisting. Burial will follow in West Heights Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Beverly Bridwell of Pontotoc; one son, Dr. Bill Hardin (Angie) of Madison; one sister, Erma Miller of Graceland Care Center, Pontotoc; two granddaughters, Brittni and Ashli Hardin of Madison; and one niece and six nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Audie Mae Bridwell and Willie Faye White.
Pallbearers will be Billy Belk, Bobby Belk, Terry Belk, Clifford Patterson, Wilton Chism, Larry Miller and J.C. Chism. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Sanctuary Bible Sunday School Class.
Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. today.
The family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to West Heights Baptist Church Young At Heart.
Judy Volepka
CORINTH – Funeral services for Judy Sims Volepka, 56, will be at 6:30 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home in Corinth. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to service time today.
Condolences can be left at www.memorialcorinth.com.

Margaret Keeton
TREMONT – Margaret Keeton, 51, died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Nov. 30, 1958, in Anniston, Ala., to Walter Van Buren Clayton and Billy Sue Parmer Clayton. She was a factory worker and waitress. She collected strawberries and enjoyed raising cats, especially her special friend, Fancy.
Services will be at 4:30 p.m. Friday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. James Wilson officiating. Burial will be in the Itawamba Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include her husband, Frankie E. Keeton of Tremont; one sister, Kathern Ritter Henderson (Aubrey) of Coco Beach, Fla.; and two nieces, Andrea Henderson Platt of Austin, Texas, and Dana Henderson of Coco Beach, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Ronald Wayne Ritter.
Pallbearers will be Donald Yielding, Barry McKinney, Craig McKinney, Randall McKinney, Jerry Grady and Craig McKinney Jr.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Nikasha Williams
CORINTH – Nikasha Latrice Williams, 39, died Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010, at her home after a long illness.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Mark M.B. Church. Burial will be in Forrest Hill Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the church.
Bernita V. Strawn
CORINTH – Bernita V. Strawn, 75, died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Corinthian Funeral Home.

Lydia Lyons
PONTOTOC – Funeral services for Lydia Lyons, 93, will be at 2 p.m. today at Second Baptist Church M.B. Church in Houston. Burial will be in the Houston City Cemetery. Carter Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Betty Price
FULTON – Betty Price died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McNeece-Morris Funeral Home of Fulton.
J.A. Lamb Jr.
TOMNOLEN – J.A. “Junior” Lamb Jr., 80, died Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Eupora. He was a retired employee of Camp&G and the I.C. Railroad. He was a member and deacon at Tomnolen Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Tomnolen Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Greensboro Cemetery in Tomnolen. Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Blain Lamb of Tomnolen; one daughter, Margaret Parson of Natchez; one son, Jimmy Lamb of Tupelo; two sisters, Nita Lamb and Lynda Lamb, and a brother, Bill Lamb, all of Tomnolen; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.