Obituaries September 12, 2011

By NEMS Daily Journal

Evelyn Joyce Chism
BALDWYN – Evelyn Joyce Chism 77, died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a retired L.P.N. She was a member of the East Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church and a glass collector.
Services will be at noon today Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Russell Trimm officiating with burial in the East Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons: Terry Chism (Julia) of Baldwyn and Gregory Chism of New Albany; a daughter Bonnie White (Davey) of Billingsley, Ala., sisters, Joan Patton (Tommy) of Guntown, Janice Thornton of McGee; sister-in-law, Charlene Key of Baldwyn;grandchildren, Christopher Brian Chism, Daniel Wayne Chism, Lora Azley Chism, Colton Hugh Chism, Autumn Brock; and great-grandchildren, Brooklyn Nicole Chism, Callie Jewel Chism and Maverick Chism.
She was preceded in death by her parents Guy and Betty Cox; a son, David Chism; her husbands, Ellis Hugh “Buck” Chism, Anthony Golenbreski; brothers, Boyce Key, Boyd Key, Johnny Key and Randle Key and a sister, Nancy Irene Wallace.
Pallbearers will be Gregory Chism, Terry Chism, Brian Chism, Russell Trimm, Jeff McMillan and Bruce McMillan.

Elroy Elwood Stone
RIPLEY – Elroy Elwood Stone, 82, died Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, at his home.
Arrangements were incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home Inc.

Smith George Simmons
BOONEVILLE – Smith George Simmons, 77, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, at Sanctuary Hospice House. He was retired and a member of Oak Hill M.B. Church. He was born July 25, 1934, in Booneville Jeff and Rena Simmons. He was a member Masonic Lodge Goodman 20C, Royal Arch, Knights Templar, Royal Select and his final accomplishment was the 32nd degree and Baldwin Consistory # 262. He loved traveling to the Masonic Grand Lodge every year in Jackson.
Services will be at noon Tuesday at Oak Hill M.B. Church with burial following in Oak Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Houston Owens will officiate. Patterson Memorial Chapel is in charge.
Survivors include his children, Gary Grizzard (Jackie), George Simmons, Rina Simmons, all of Booneville, Ivan Simmons (Jennifer) of Rienzi, Donald Simmons (Lana) of Memphis, Kevin Simmons (Carolyn) of Southaven, Mich., Andre Simmons of Walnut, Tim Simmons of Booneville and Michael Simmons (Darlene) of Rienzi; 27 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jimmy Bell (Willie) of Los Angeles and Wade Simmons (Thelma) of Chicago; a sister, Pearlie Miles; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Josephine N. Simmons; his parents; two sisters; and two brothers.
Visitation will be 6 until 8 p.m. today at Oak Hill M.B. Church.

Nadine Virgin Franks
TUPELO – Nadine Virgin Franks ended the battle with breast cancer Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011. She was born July 9, 1950, in Ypsilanti, Mich. Her family moved to Tupelo when she was 7 years old. She was a graduate of Mooreville High School. She excelled in basketball, track and softball. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Mississippi University for Women, earning a bachelor of science degree. She was a respected member of the fabric sales industry in local, national and international markets. While working at a successful career, she still found time to mentor young associates. She was employed by GTA who supported her battle with cancer.
Nadine was a very kind and loving person, as attested by her many friends and business associates. She always had time for family. She was an avid reader, but took time for gardening and exercise. She was a faithful member of The Orchard UMC and her small group. She had a deep and abiding faith in her Savior and it only grew stronger as her struggles with cancer progressed.
Nadine was preceded by her father, Earl Virgin, and her stepfather, Reginald Brock.
She is survived by two sons, Jeff Franks and his wife Tina, and Chris Franks and his wife Becky; her mother, Mary Lou Brock; three sisters, Linda Virgin of Dalton, Ga., Kim Green and husband Larry of Athens, Ga., and Diane Hudson and husband Leighton of Memphis; four grandchildren, Corey Franks, Luke Franks, Danielle Franks and Makinley Franks; and four nieces and nephews, Jonathan Green, Greg Hudson, Paula Hudson Kyle and Kevin Hudson.
Visitation will be at The Orchard UMC at 1 p.m. Tuesday. A celebration of Nadine’s life will be held at 3 p.m. for family and close friends. Dr. Bryan D. Collier will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in her memory to The Orchard UMC, to Sanctuary Hospice House or to the Susan Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

Huey Greene
MARIETTA – Huey R. Greene, 75, died Saturday, September 10, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital, Booneville. Visitation will be 4 until 8 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home.
Arrangements were incomplete and will be announced later.

Judy Lewis
TUPELO – Judy Lynn Lewis, 59, died Saturday, Sept.10, 2011, at The North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. A Tupelo native, she was born March 26, 1952, to James and Helon Hopper Lewis. She was the widow of Larry Aderholt. She was a fundraiser for many years with the Lee County Shriners and The Regional Rehabilitation Center. She was a member of the Baptist faith and a believer in Christ. She loved her family, her dog Samson and a good book.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Lee Memorial Park with Mr. Sammy Lansdell officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park. W. E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three sons, Tony Barkley (Debbie) of Mooreville, Michael Aderholt (Debbie) of Lee County and Jeffrey Barkley of Pensacola, Fla; five grandchildren, Matthew and Catherine Barkley, Caleb Coleman, Chris and Zack Bolton; her mother, Helon Lewis of Tupelo; two sisters, Barbara Bullard (David) of Black Zion and Nancy Mracek (Jiri) of Denver, Colo.; special friend, Robert Kennedy of New Albany.
She was preceded in death by her father, James G. Lewis; by Tony and Michael’s father, Larry Aderholt.
Pallbearers will be David Bullard and her grandsons.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House, 5159 West Main Street, Tupelo, MS 38802 or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, PO Box 2081, Memphis, TN 38101.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com

Jimmy Taylor
BELMONT – Jimmy Taylor, 54, died Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, at his residence. He was born in Chicago, Ill. He was a former employee of Golden Manufacturing.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home chapel, Belmont with Bro. Adam Cozart officiating. Burial will be in Joel Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Kristen Taylor of
Belmont; three grandchildren, -Ana Castillo, Haley Aguirre, and Jeremy Aguirre; his mother, Norma Taylor of Belmont; one brother, Wayne Taylor of Belmont; three sisters, Carolyn Riley (Gene) and Judy Wells (William) both of Jacksonville, Fla. and Barbara Johnson of Evansville, Ind.; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Tulon Taylor; one brother and one sister.
Pallbearers will be Eddie Oaks, Thomas Oaks, Jonathan Taylor, Zack Zirko, Stephen Riley and Jerry Taylor.
Visitation will continue until service time today.

Michael Irvin
CORINTH – Michael Wayne Irvin, 49, died Saturday, Sept.10, 2011, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. He was born Nov. 16, 1961, to James and Sue Wooley Irvin. He was a welder by trade and employed by Mr. Keith Coleman.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home with Bishop Wayne Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Old Booneville Cemetery.
Survivors include his mother, Sue Wooley Fowler of Corinth; one daughter, Kristin (Cliff) Tate of Philadelphia; three sons, Michael Lance (Leslie) Irvin, Brian Justin Irvin both of Philadelphia, and Harley Michael Wayne Irvin of Booneville; two sisters, Barbara Cagle of Southaven and Rhonda Hall of Corinth; one brother, James Irvin of Corinth; and four grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his father, James L. Irvin and one daughter, Porsche Irvin.
Visitation will be until service time on Monday.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

LaNelle Davis
OXFORD – LaNelle Lucas Davis, 89, retired owner of LaNelle’s Bridal Salon and Davis Catering, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011. During World War II she served with the American Red Cross in New Orleans and at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, D.C.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at College Hill Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Alan Cochet officiating. Burial will follow in College Hill Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Thomas Edward Davis of Oxford; three daughters, Dawn Flannes (Michael) Jackson, Rachel Spencer (Ronnie) of Covington, La. and Jennifer McGonagill (Mark)of Oxford; seven grandchildren, Cayse McGonagill and Michael McGonagill of Oxford, Trent Spencer of Covington, La., Scott Lee of Ocean Springs, Sheri Hanneke of Ridgeland, Erica Flannes of New Orleans, and Emily Johnson of Kinsale, Ireland; and eight great- grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents Mary Lou and Winston Lucas.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today in the Sanctuary of College Hill Presbyterian Church and also prior to the service, Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to: College Hill Presbyterian Church, 399 CR 102, Oxford, MS 38655 or to Girl Scouts Heart of the South, 717 South White Station Road, Suite 2, Memphis, TN 38117.
To sign an online guestbook, visit our website www.wallerfuneralhome.com.

Merle Dent Jones
MACON – Merle Dent Jones, 88, died Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, at Traceway Manor in Tupelo. A native of Macon, She was a graduate of Macon High School and attended Bowling Green Business University in Bowling Green, Ky. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Macon, where she served as church treasurer from 1979-1992. She was a past state treasurer of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a past regent of the Dancing Rabbit Chapter of the DAR.
Mrs. Jones was a charter member and past state chaplain of the Mississippi chapter of Magna Charta Dames. She was a charter member and past treasurer of the 17th Century Mashulatubbee Chapter of Colonial Dames. She was a member of the Noxubee County Historical Society.
An avid and competitive golfer, Mrs. Jones was a past president of the Zack Brooks Golf Club in Macon. She was the 1985 Noxubee County Chamber of Commerce Woman of the Year. She was a member of the Central Academy Booster Club Hall of Fame.
Services were Sunday, Sept. 11 at First United Methodist Church in Macon. Burial followed in Oddfellows Cemetery with Cockrell Funeral Home in charge.
She is survived by a son, Gus Jones (Judy) of Tupelo; a son-in-law, Sid Salter (Leilani) of Starkville; two grandchildren, Katherine Brantley Salter of Starkville and Rick Rodgers (Natalie) of Trussville, Ala.; great-grandson Kesler Rodgers of Trussville, Ala.; and her nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 27 years, Capt. Whitney B. Jones Jr., U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps; a daughter, Paula Jones Salter; three sisters, Anne Prince, Willie Walker and Lucille Williams; a brother, Paul Dent; a half-brother, Emmett Dent; and her parents, Leon and Gertrude Augustus Dent.
Pallbearers were Tommy Prince of Amory; Dent Williams of Pensacola, Fla., Sid Salter of Starkville; Rick Rodgers of Trussville, Ala.; Alex Williams of Memphis, Tenn.; and Brandon Pratt of Meridian.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 162, Macon, Miss., 39341.
To sign the guest register, visit www.cockrellfuneralhome.com.

Mary Hannah
SALTILLO – Mary H. Hannah, 60, died Saturday, Sept.10, 2011, at Sanctuary Hospice House after a brief stay. She was born May 4, 1951, in Marks to Joe Willie and Betty Smith Ransom. She was a devoted mother to her only son, Timmy. She was a member of Christian Life Center in Guntown.
Graveside services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, at Old Birmingham Ridge Cemetery. W. E. Pegues Funeral Directors in Saltillo is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her son,Timmy Davis (Kristen) of Saltillo; seven sisters, Shirley Woodard of St.Louis, Mo., Joanne Sandifer (Vernon) of Drew, Carolyn Hodge (Tom) of Houston, Lynda Russell (Danny) of Houlka, Betsy Whitlow of Auburn Community, Pat Lee (Robert) of Pratts Community, Mary Jo Ransom of Oxford; six brothers, James Ransom (Christy) of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Danny Ransom of Charleston, Fred Ransom (Jeanette) of New Albany, Billy Ransom of Verona, Jody Ransom (Jodi) of Tupelo and Claude Ransom (Cindi) of Palmetto Community; her in-laws, Henry Archie and Carol Hamblin.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Omar Davis and Frank Carter.
Visitation will be from 10 to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Funeral Home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Hope Krantz
ECRU – Marilyn Hope Shettles Krantz, 61, of Terrytown, La., died at her residence on Friday, Sept. 9, 2011. She was born to Raymond and Ure Shettles on Oct. 25, 1949 in Ecru. She married Wayne Krantz and was a navy wife and they served in many different places. They make their home in Louisiana where she worked for the Navy Activities Center for 25 years. She was of Baptist faith, devoted wife and mother.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Bro. Barry Littlefield officiating. Burial will be in Ecru Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband of 41 years, Wayne Krantz; one son, Marvin Krantz; her mother, Ure Shettles; one sister, Anne Wilder, several nieces and nephews, one special niece, Amber Preston.
She was preceded in death by her father, her sister and a special niece.
Pallbearers will be Tim Wilder, Dennis Wilder, Randy Ward, Ronald McKnight and Richey Crew.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8:30 today at the funeral home and from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday before the service.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Roy B. Filgo
OKOLONA – Roy B. “Sonny” Filgo, 79, died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at Community Hospice at Darlington Oaks in Verona.
Arrangements were incomplete and will be announced later by Holland Funeral Directors – Okolona Chapel.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Luther Williams
ASHLAND – William Luther Williams, 90, died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at the Methodist Hospital – Germantown, Tenn. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Paul Adams officiating. Burial will be in Blackjack Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
To view obituaries online and sign guest book, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.

Rebekah Ann Chase
CORINTH – Rebekah Ann Chase, 34, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, at her home.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Jacinto Cemetery.
Visitation will be 11 a.m. until service time today.

Bill Maness
BOONEVILLE – Clifton “Bill” Maness, 68, of Booneville, died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. He was born Feb. 24, 1943, to Herman “Jack” and Esther Prince Maness. He was a disabled steel worker.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Tommy Wright officiating. Burial will be in the Jacinto Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Tracy Maness of Chicago; one son, Tony Clifton Maness of Chicago; two sisters, Quay Wiginton of Jacinto and Faye Foster of Olive Branch; four grandchildren; and one aunt, Lurline Wright of Booneville.
He is preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Rickey Maness.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time today
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

Maurice Bradley
CORINTH – Maurice Bradley died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, at Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Arrangements were incomplete and will be announced later by McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors.

James Andrew Pettigo
SALTILLO – James Andrew Pettigo, 81, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, at his home.
Arrangements were incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Director in Saltillo. Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Harley Crump
Blue Mountain – Harley Crump, 88, died Sunday, September 11, 2011 at Tippah County Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ripley Funeral Home.

Lillie Blake
AMORY – Lillie Blake, 89, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center.
Arrangements were incomplete and will be announced later by E. E. Pickle Funeral Home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Mary Barker
AMORY – Mary Arletta Barker, 82, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011. Funeral arrangements were incomplete and will be announced later by Darden amp& Sons Funeral Home.

Mary Burgess
HOUSTON – Mary Emma Rhodes Burgess, 84, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Houston Funeral Home.
Arrangements were incomplete and will be announced later.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at houstonfuneralhomems.com.