By NEMS Daily Journal
BOONEVILLE – Marie Hatfield Simmons, 78, passed away from lung cancer on Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, in Morris, Ill. She was born Jan. 4, 1933, in Booneville. She married James Simmons Sr. on Oct. 31, 1951. They had five children. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a member of Ashley Road Baptist Church in Morris, Ill. She was a Godly woman who loved to share God’s word with everyone she met. She enjoyed shopping, going to church, and being with family and friends. She never met a stranger.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Den W. Karrow officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Memorial Garden.
She is survived by four children, Patty Layne (Rex), Betty Binder (Eric), Donna Ristich (Ray) and James Simmons Jr. (Cheryl), all of Morris, Ill.; two sisters, Peggy Sloan (John) of Algoma and Louise Serrano of Booneville; a brother, Bobby Hatfield (Dot) of Plantersville; a sister-in-law, Margie Hatfield of Booneville; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Simmons, on May 27, 1993; a daughter, Lisa Marie Simmons; her parents, Pardon and Birdie Hatfield; and two brothers, Van Hatfield and J.C. Hatfield.
Pallbearers are her grandsons.
Memorials may be made to the Ashley Road Baptist Church, 7700 N. Ashley Rd., Morris, IL 60450, or the American Cancer Society, c/o Mrs. Ruth Galloway, 202 E. Skyline Dr., Booneville, MS 38829.
Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. today at Booneville Funeral Home.
SALTILLO – Rose Claire McKinley, Dec. 12, 1939-Aug. 30, 2011, died at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. McKinley is survived by her son, Joseph Barry Maxwell; daughter, Lisha Maxwell; and three grandchildren, Kathryn, Kevin and Kyle Maxwell of Saltillo. a sister, Juanita Biffle of Riverdale, Ga.; and her brother, Alfred McKinley of Griffin, Ga. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Flora Belle and William A. McKinley; a sister, Julia Caperton; and brothers, Raymond, Ralph and Edison McKinley, all of the Atlanta, Ga. Metro area.
A family graveside service will be held at an undetermined date at the Lithonia, Ga., City Cemetery. Holland Funeral Directors is entrusted with arrangements.
Condolences may be e mailed to email@example.com.
James “Don” Cain Sr.
James Donald Cain Sr. (Don), 67, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, from Sanctuary Hospice House of Tupelo after an extended illness.
Don was born on Feb. 19, 1944, in Jackson to the late James Thomas (J.T.) and Katherine Ross Cain. He grew up in Jackson, graduated Forest Hill High School and Hinds Junior College. While working at Warren Brother Construction Company, he met his wife, Carol Bourland, and married on Dec. 20, 1969. They moved to Louisville, where they established Black’s Department Store. Later, Don retired from being a regional sales manager for Warren Reed Inc. of Birmingham in 1997.
Don dedicated his time to the Lord through loving his family and serving others. He had an affinity for carpentry and woodworking, and his craftmanship can be found in his home, his children’s homes, and throughout the community. Don also had an eye for photography, graduating the New York Institute of Photography in 2008, and was a charter member of the Louisville Paparazzia. You can find a few of his Mississippi photos published in Oh! That Reminds Me: More Mississippi Homegrown Stories by Walt Grayson. Don has touched many lives with his sense of humor, creativity, generosity, testimony and love.
Don was a devout husband, father and the best Papa a child could have. He is remembered by his wife, Carol Bourland Cain; his children, Emily Malley (Tommy) of Florence, Beth Jolley (Evrette) of Shannon, Angela DeBoer (Maj. Joel) of Monterey, Calif., Jay Cain (Nisreen) of Starkville, and Thomas Cain (Kristalyn) of Tupelo; and his sister, Linda Lowe (Ron) of Pensacola, Fla. His grandchildren have fond memories with him, including fishing, riding the tractor, and the many laughs they shared with their grandfather.
The memorial service will be led by close friends and family members on Saturday, Sept. 3, at 5 p.m. The event will take place outdoors at the Cain’s land at 1150 Bond Road, Louisville. Dress casually.
Don appreciated what many faith-based nonprofits have done in his community and often contributed time and resources to these organizations. In memory of Don, we prefer that your generous gifts of flowers be given in donation to Palmer Home for Children (http://palmerhome.org), Habitat for Humanity (http://www.habitat.org), or Faith Life Church (http://www.flcbranson.org).
MEMPHIS – Lucille Dunlap Busby Russell, 92, died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011. She was born July 20, 1919, in Union County.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Annie Dunlap; her husbands, Jess Busby and Everett Russell; two sisters and four brothers.
She is survived by four children, Lou Goodwin (Bill) of Eads, Tenn., D.C. Busby (Mary Jane) and Henry Clay Busby (Janice), all of Byhalia, and Neta Fay Maxwell (Doug) of Columbia, La.; a brother, Herman Leon (Ruby) of Hernando; seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
The family would like to thank Dr. John Crawford, and all of the staff of Collierville Family Medical for their many years of care for our mother. We also want to thank Home Choice Health Services and Crossroads Hospice for their excellent care and service.
The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until service time at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, at Memorial Park Funeral Home in Memphis with the entombment to follow at Memorial Park Mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks memorials be sent to Meadowbrook Baptist Church, 3115 Old Pigeon Roost Road, Byhalia, MS 38611.
Condolences may be offered at www.memorialparkonline.com.
SHANNON – Angie Marie Parchman, 54, died Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, at Sanctuary Hospice House after a brief illness. She was born in Blytheville, Ark., on Nov. 4, 1956. She lived most of her life in Lee County, attending school in Plantersville and Shannon. She married James Randy Parchman on Jan. 21, l977. Her working career included many years at PeopLounger in Nettleton and several years at the North Mississippi Medical Center with her most recent employment as site manager in Nettleton for Three Rivers Planning and Development District. She was a member presently at Antioch Baptist Church near Becker, where her husband is the pastor, but had spent many years as a member of Victory Baptist Church in Nettleton. Affectionately called amp”MeMeamp” by her grandchildren, Mrs. Parchman was a beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother . She enjoyed fishing, sewing, all outdoors, especially her flowers and garden, and raising rabbits. She was fond of riding motorcycles in the mountains and was known for her broad and generous smile.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Robert Earl Fowlkes and Bro. Jerry Estes officiating. Burial will follow in the Unity Presbyterian Church Cemetery east of Plantersville. Visitation will be from noon to service time today at the Tupelo Chapel. Holland Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 34 years, Bro. Randy Parchman of Shannon; her mother and daddy, Gladys and John “Junior” Morgan of Plantersville; her children, Randy Parchman Jr. (Dianne) of Plantersville and Amanda Marie Parchman Marcy (Shane) of Mooreville; a daughter-in -law, Mary Beth Parchman of Plantersville; three grandchildren, Amelia Parchman, Addyson Marcy and Courtney Rogers; one great-grandchild, Cayden Rogers; five siblings, Terry Allen Hopper (fiancampée, Jeanette) of Tupelo, Connie Lyn Ethridge of Shannon, Michael Hopper (Rhonda) of Auburn, Vickie Smith of Carolina Community and Teresa Winters of Plantersville; her mother-in-law, Annie Parchman of Shannon; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Angie and Danny Simmons of Shannon.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents and by her son, Allen Parchman, on Nov. 16, 2010.
Pallbearers will be Steve Wilemon, Al Turner, Billy Joe Holland, Jay Curry, Roy Collums, Allen Richardson and Tony Schmidt.
Memorials may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House, P. O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38802.
Visitation will be from noon to service time today.
Condolences may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
BURNSVILLE – Charlotte Grisham, 52, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka.
CALEDONIA – Michael Wayne Wright, 59, died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, at his residence in Caledonia. Born on April 13, 1952, in Columbus, he was the son of the late Alfred Dearwood and Otera Logan Wright. He was a high school graduate. He was blessed with the ability to do anything with his hands, and he worked as a journeyman carpenter before retiring. Having a huge heart and a great sense of humor, he loved God, his family including his dogs, and especially his grandson. His love for life was contagious and he always had a positive impact on others’ lives. An avid sportsman, he enjoyed fishing and hunting, was an Alabama Crimson Tide fan, and enjoyed watching his favorite TV programs. He was a great husband, father and pawpaw. He will be dearly missed but never forgotten.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Judy Elizabeth Bennett Wright of Caledonia; daughters, Carrie Elizabeth Wright of Caledonia and Andrea Dawn Wright Guyton and son-in-law, Dewey “Bean” Guyton, of Amory; sisters, Charlene Wright King Slocum (Bob) and Betsy Wright Morway (Pat) of Columbus, Ga.; brothers, Alfred Wright Jr. (Carol) of Macon and Richard Wright (Margie) of Lakeland, Fla.; grandson, Channing William-Wayne Guyton of Amory; many nieces and nephews; and best friends, David Quick Sr., Warren Barry and Brian Allbritton.
A private family service will be held at a later date. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is assisting the family.
For those who prefer, donations to help with funeral expenses may be sent to the family or funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
PONTOTOC – Margaret Linda Rutledge Sims, 62, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, at her home. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Pontotoc. She graduated from Pontotoc High School in 1967 and attended business school in Memphis. She was always known as a hard worker, and she was loved by her customers at the Tupelo Country Club.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc. The Rev. Michelle Weeds will officiate. Burial will be in the Pontotoc City Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, James Sims; her mother, Martha Rutledge of Pontotoc; one son, Wally (Donna) Witt of Pontotoc; one brother, Bill (Wanda) Rutledge of Pontotoc; two grandchildren, Lydia and Chance Witt.
She was preceded in death by her father, Felix Rutledge; and her grandparents, Walter Owen and Monte Windham Owen, and Madison and Bertha Rutledge.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Owen, Edwin Owen, Kenneth Frantz, Ken Butler, Frank Owen and Carlton Owen.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Pontotoc.
INDIANAPOLIS – Mary Louise Porter, 58, died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, in Indianapolis, Ind. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Foster amp& Son Funeral Home of Ripley.
FLORENCE, Ala. – Eddie Lee Dyer, 54, died Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, in Florence, Ala.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mark M.B. Church. Burial will be in the National Cemetery. Saints Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of the arrangements.
BOONEVILLE – Larianne Genene Williams, 43, died Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Dec. 5, 1967, in Booneville. She was a furniture factory worker, and she was a member of Victory Harvest Worship Center. She enjoyed flowers, gardening, cooking, and playing with her grandchildren.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. today at Victory Harvest Worship Center in Booneville with Bro. Jimmy Edge and Bro. Bobby Tyes officiating. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, Jeff Williams; a son, Donnie Wayne Jaco (Paige Garvin) of Booneville; a stepdaughter, Jessica Blackmon (Oden) of Booneville; her mother, Betty Geneva Edge of Booneville; a brother, Terry Dewayne Edge (Samantha) of Booneville; two sisters, Melissa Renee England and Jeanette Rice, both of Booneville; five grandchildren, Tyson Wayne Jaco, Colton Tolar, Nevaeh Blackmon, Eathan Blackman and Braiden Blythe; two nephews, T.J. Edge (Kim) and Keven Parr; a niece, Ashley Swartz (Jason).
She was preceded in death by her father, Larry Edge.
The family will receive friends at the church from 9 a.m. until service time today.
BOONEVILLE – James Harold Shook, 61, died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, at home after an extended illness. He was born May 14, 1950, to Mildred Ryan Shook and Herman Shook of Booneville. He was a member of Lambs Chapel A.I.M. Church. He was a retired factory employee.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Lambs Chapel A.I.M. Church with Bro. Gene Coltharp, Bro. Ricky Gattis and Bro. Randy Estes officiating. Burial will be in the Jumpertown Cemetery. Kesler Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Jackson Shook of Booneville; two sons, Jimmy Shook of Knoxville, Tenn., and Bobby Shook of Jacksonville, Fla.; three daughters; Jennifer Croft (Jerry), Jeannie Thompson (Chris) and Debra Lewism all of Booneville; three brothers, Johnny, Jerry and Stanley Shook; three sisters, Ann Gattis (Billy), Linda Burns (Hayden) and Ruth Ticer (Jr.); his mother, Mildred Shook of Booneville; five grandchildren, Brittney Karol Downs, Layken Marie Kizer, Justin Michael Lewis, Raelyn Noel and Terry Lynn “Bubba” Strange; three stepgrandchildren, Rusty, Jessica and Hunter Croft.
He was preceded in death by his father, Herman Shook, and one brother, Gary Shook.
Pallbearers will be Terry Strange, Jerry Croft, Chris Thompson, John Burns, and Tony and Justin Lewis.
Visitation will continue until service time today.
CAROLINA – Anna Carrie Mask, 78, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, at The North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born in Pontotoc County on Feb. 4, 1933, to Benjamin and Vivian Carrie Archie Clayton. She was a longtime resident of the Carolina community. She was a lifelong and active member of Richmond Pentecostal Church. Her favorite pastimes were spending time with her grandchildren, reading and sewing.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Rev. Eddie Clayton officiating. Burial will be in New Chapel Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Leon Mask (Hazel) and Larry Mask (Doris), both of the Carolina community; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 53 years, Hollis Mask; one daughter, Judy Stevens.
Pallbearers will be Brad Mask, Billy Mask, Dale Stevens, James Taylor, Timothy Taylor and Eric Wilson. Honorary pallbearers will be Austin Mask and Elias Mask.
Visitation will be 1 p.m. until services today at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
CEDAR BLUFF – Rubert Staten, 78, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, at the Regency Hospital in Jackson. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Calvert Funeral Home in West Point.
HOUSTON – Sharon Elaine Davis, 60, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, at her daughter’s home. She was born Dec. 23, 1950, in Mobile, Ala., to Jasper Barnes Kinsey and Wilda Grace Adams. She was a homemaker and a member of Pearson Chapel Church of the Nazarene. An accomplished piano player and singer, she enjoyed singing and playing at church and other gatherings.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Pearson Chapel Church of the Nazarene with Bro. Scott Samuell officiating. Burial will be in Chickasaw Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Southern Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors two sons, Donald Westmoreland, and Kevin Westmoreland and Diana, all of Houston; two daughters, Angel Griffin and Chris, and Amanda Murillo and Jose, all of Houston; her mother, Wilda Adams of Mobile, Ala.; one sister, Brenda Reeves of Birmingham, Ala.; two brothers, Tim and Gary Kinsey of Mobile; seven grandchildren, Kelli Westmoreland, Kristin Westmoreland, Kevin Westmoreland, Jace Westmoreland, Selena Murillo, Layla Westmoreland and Brook Griffin; four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father, Jasper Barnes Kinsey.
Pallbearers will be Nathan Tidmore, Jacob Samuell, Nick Weaver, Kevin Westmoreland Jr., Bro. Alberto Mejia and Robert Watkins
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to services.
Online condolences can be left at www.southernfuneralchapel.webs.com.
WEST POINT – Patricia Ann Rambus-Randle, 51, died Friday, Aug. 26, 2011, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Pleasant Grove Poole’s Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in Poole’s Memorial Gardens. Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
BOONEVILLE – Gracie Elizabeth Downs Cain, 96, died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was born Jan. 14, 1915, to Isaac Daniels and Mary Leona Farmer Downs. She was a homemaker and a member of the East Booneville Pentecostal Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Robert Partridge and Bro. Jeff Jones officiating. Burial will be in Cain’s Chapel Cemetery.
She is survived by one daughter, Marie (Larry) Vuncannon of Iuka; one son, Phillip “Sonny” Cain of Booneville; one sister, Eva Lee “Red” Hardy of Loganville, Ga.; two grandchildren, Keith Vuncannon and Mike (Mary) Cain; two great-grandchildren, Lacey (Eric) Harris and Hunter Cain; and two stepgreat-great-grandchildren, Noah Harris and Lauren Harris.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Marshall Cain, in 1995; her parents; two sisters, Gerthie Downs and Florave Cain; two brothers, Allen Downs and Leldon Downs; and one grandchild, Mary Melissa Cain.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
Glover S. Prather
RIPLEY – Glover Steven Prather, 68, died Friday, Aug. 26, 2011, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. He was born Feb. 4, 1943, to Edgar and Lee Ammon Prather in Ripley. He was a lifelong member of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church at Falkner.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Foster amp& Son Funeral Chapel in Ripley with Pastor Larry Gillard officiating. Burial will be in Ruckersville Cemetery at Falkner. Foster amp& Son Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Tabatha Trowbridge and Tammy Prather, both of Des Moines, Iowa; six grandchildren; five sisters, Katie Rainer and Emma Jean Johnson, both of Milwaukee, Wis., Nodie (Jerry) Ratliff of Cleveland, Ohio, Dyeann Prather of Madison, Wis., and Ruby (A.C.) Tate of Benton County; five brothers, Willie (Shirley) Prather and Steve Ray, both of Ripley, Timmy Barnett, James Barnett and O’Neal Barnett, all of West Virginia; nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with the family hour from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service time Saturday.
MANTACHIE – Kisha Allie Eileene Ross, 29, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McNeece-Morris Funeral Home of Mantachie.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the North Mississippi Regional Center, 967 Regional Center Drive, Oxford, MS 48655.
MADISON, Ala. – Ruby Middleton Foote, 95, died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, at Valley View Health and Rehab. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
TUPELO – Mary Loraine “Lo” Bishop Armstrong, 86, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, at her residence in the Heardtown area of Tupelo. She was born on June 29, 1925, in Trezevant, Tenn., to Homer Rogers Bishop and Madge Bishop. Mrs. Armstrong grew up in the Memphis area and moved to Tupelo in l954. She attended Calvary Baptist Church most of her adult life and worked a few years at Radiology Associates. A housewife, she was known for her well manicured yard that she always enjoyed keeping, playing bridge and reading.
A graveside service will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Lee Memorial Park with her grandson-in-law, Bro. Jason King, officiating. The family will receive friends immediately after the service at the gravesite. Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three daughters, Cheryl A. King, Jean Russell (Jeff) and Jane Smith, all of Tupelo; her grandchildren, Wesley Webb (Casey) of Verona, Christy King (Jason) of Oxford, Ala., Mary Kathryn Russell of Tupelo, Brian Smith (Cheyenne) of Brandon, Shelley Smith of Brandon, Colton Armstrong and Shaunna Armstrong, both of the Union community; three great-grandchildren, Graham King, Grace King and Aubrey Smith.
She was preceded in death by her parents; seven siblings, her husband, Everett “Pete” Armstrong, on April 10, 2009; and her son, Rick Armstrong, on April 13, 2007.
Memorials may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38802.
Condolences may be made to email@example.com.