Obituaries September 16, 2011

By NEMS Daily Journal

Dr. Charles Shannon
CALHOUN CITY – Dr. Charles William Shannon passed away at his home in Calhoun City on Sept. 14, 2011. Charles was born May 10, 1937, to Rudell and Corrinne Shannon in Grenada.  Both preceded him in death.
Services will be at Pryor Funeral Home in Calhoun City on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at 3 p.m. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 2 p.m. until service time. Officiating the service will be Rev. Jim Vance, Rev. Wayne Gullett and Rev. E. Allen Bailey. Music will be performed by Tim Hardaway and the First Baptist Church Men’s Quartet.
Pallbearers for the service will be Kenneth Corey, Jimmy Ball, Tobey Parker, Greg Pollan, Johnny Langford and Kenneth Knight. Honorary pallbearers will be Henry Lackey, Ovid Kimbrough, Jim Morgan, Robert Ed Boland, Johnny Aven, faculty and staff of the Food Science Dept. at MSU and the retired Mississippi Co-op Extension Service Lunch Bunch.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church Heating and Air Fund, P.O. Box 94, Calhoun City, Ms 38916. 
Charles leaves 54 years of precious memories to his loving wife, Joyce, whom he married July 18, 1957. In addition to his wife, Joyce, he leaves his son, James William “Jamie,” his wife, Alice, and their three sons, Jay “James Davis,” Logan William and Benjiman Charles Shannon of Greenville; his daughter, Charlsia Lyn Fortner, and her husband, James P., and their twins, Charles Arthur and Audrey Corrine of Arlington, Va.; one brother-in-law, Elvis Lynn Logan, and his wife, Sue, of Southaven; four cousins, Mary Ann Hoop of Grenada, Doris Jean Knight of Batesville, Joann Pierce of Horn Lake and Charlotte Pierce of Tennessee. Also preceding him in death is a special aunt and uncle, Miss Addie Spurgeon and her brother, Roy Spurgeon, of Grenada.
Dr. Shannon attended Big Creek High School in Big Creek and graduated in 1954. After high school he received his B.S. in dairy manufacturing from Mississippi State University and received the 1958 Sears 4-H Club Scholarship. He received his Master’s Degree from Mississippi State in Food Science, Minor Extension Education in 1971. He earned his Ph. D. from Mississippi State in Food science, Minor Extension Education in 1974.
Dr. Shannon in his career served with the Mississippi Cooperative Extension Service, Mississippi State, and Assistant County Agent with responsibilities for 4-H Club youth work. He also was promoted to Associate County Agent with 4-H Club youth work responsibilities and both youth and adult dairy promotional work.
During his career he was awarded with the following honors and activities: Farm Bureau, Mississippi Association of County Agricultural Agents, National Association of County Agricultural Agents, Gamma Sigma Delta – National Honor Society of Agriculture, secretary of Mississippi Chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta, Phi Tau Sigma – Honorary Society for Food Science, president of Mississippi Chapter of Phi Tau Sigma, Southern Regional Counselor of Phi Tau Sigma, Epsilon Sigma Phi – National Honorary Extension Fraternity, American Dairy Science Association, Institute of Food Technologists, Regional Communicator for Institute of Food Technologists – 1976 to present, charter member of Magnolia Section of Institute of Food Technologists, first secretary/treasurer of Magnolia Section of Institute of Food Technologist, president of Magnolia Section of Institute of Food Technologists, Executive Committee of Magnolia Section of Institute of Food Technologists for six years, Mississippi Sweet Potato Council, and Board of Directors of Mississippi Sweet Potato Council.
Dr. Shannon’s military service is as follows: Army National Guard; 223 Engineers, Calhoun City, Equipment Operator 1955-1958; 890 Engineers, Gulfport, Surveying Section 1958-1961; 108 Armored Calvary, Tupelo, Communications Section 1963-1971; 3390th United States Army Reserve School, Jackson, 1980-1983. He retired as command Sergeant Major of 386th Personnel and Administration Battalion. Also he was one of only 264 selected nationwide for enrollment in Sergeant Majors Academy in 1984 which includes both regular Army and Army Reserve Personnel.
At the time of Dr. Shannon’s retirement in 1990 he was serving as professor, acting Department Head, Researcher and Mississippi Agriculture and forestry Experiment Station and leader of Mississippi Co-op Extension Service; all within the Food Science and Technology Department at Mississippi State University.
Pryor Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements. Online condolences may be left at Pryorfuneralhome.com.

Sonny Filgo

OKOLONA – Roy B. “Sonny” Filgo, 79, died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at Community Hospice at Darlington Oaks in Verona after a long illness. He was born in Okolona on Feb. 16, 1932, to Alva Roy and Gertrude “Gertie” Benson Filgo. He was a graduate Okolona High School and attended Mississippi State University. He joined the Army on Aug. 4, 1952, and served during the Korean War. He spent time in Amsterdam during his time overseas. He left active service and was placed in the Reserves in 1959. Mr. Filgo married Joann “Corkie” Staples on Oct. 19, 1958, at her parents’ home in Cleveland. He was discharged from the Reserves in 1961. He was a farmer for many years, raising catfish, cattle, soybeans and cotton. He enjoyed hunting, especially quail hunting. He raised Irish Setters and sold them for bird hunting. After retiring from farming he was employed at Rose Hill Furniture Factory. He retired several years later when his illness became apparent.
Services with military honors will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Okolona with the Rev. H.B. Miller and the Rev. Bill Harrison officiating. Burial will be at Lee Memorial Park. Holland Funeral Directors, Okolona Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his son, Bruce E. Filgo (Susan) of Cleveland, and his daughter, Carol Filgo Crouch of Okolona; two grandchildren, Bruce E. “BJ” Filgo Jr. of Cleveland and Lauren I. Crouch of Okolona; a sister, Ruby Nell Boggan (Roy) of Tupelo; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Joann “Corkie” Staples Filgo, on July 13, 2008; his parents, Alva Roy and Gertrude “Gertie” Benson Filgo; his stepmother, Inez Filgo; his sister, Doris Filgo Martin, and her husband, Rudolph Martin; and a niece, Frances Boggan Walker.
Pallbearers will be Larry Williams, Jamie Darnell Jr., Scott Martin, Bob Gregory, BJ Filgo, Jacky Moore, John Andrew Gregory and Mike Cayson.
Honorary pallbearers will be Sid Walker, Billy Busby, Billy Reed, Dr. Thomas Rowan, Jim Wiygul, Bob Henson, Vaughan Hood, Tucker Vaughan and Oliver Ellis.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the Okolona Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors and from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson Research, Church Street Station, P.O. Box 780, New York, NY 10008-0780, (www.michaeljfox.org). Memorials may also be made to Community Hospice at Darlington Oaks, P.O. Box 333, Sherman, MS 38869, or to the charity of your choice.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Noble Shumpert
VERONA – Noble Shumpert, 67, died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. He was born July 1, 1944, to Harold and Louise Breckenridge Shumpert in Nettleton. He retired from Thomas Lightning Co. on July 8, 2011, after 46 years. He was a bus driver for six weeks for Tupelo City Schools.
Services will be at noon Saturday at New Zion M.B. Church in Plantersville with Rev. Glen Parks officiating. Burial will be in Heaven Gates Memorial Park in Dorsey. Agnew amp& Sons Funeral Home of Verona is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Valda Wiseman Shumpert; two sons, Jacques Ian (Modesty) Shumpert and Sean Rogers (fiancampée, Latoya); two daughters, Daphne S. Morris and Andrea Melissa Shumpert, both of Huntsville, Ala.; four sisters, Laquetta Ruff of Mt. Clemens, Mich., Exie White (Robert) and Herticine Goree (John), all of Nettleton, and Linda Lopez (Robert) of Sugarland, Texas; a brother/cousin, Michael Breckenridge of Chicago; a brother, Harold Shumpert (Carolyn) of Nettleton; three aunts and two uncles, Itha Collier of Mt. Clemens, Letha Little of Fullerton, Calif., Herman (Pauletta) Shumpert of Tupelo and Theron Shumpert of Chicago; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Lorne J. Shumpert; his parents; his grandparents, Eck and Georgia Shumpert, and Mary and Cato Breckenridge; and one sister, Vivian Shumpert.
Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home, with the family hour from 6 to 7 p.m. today. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry at www.agnewandsons.com.

Mona Houston
BALDWYN – Mona Rea Russell Houston, 92, died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility after an extended illness. She was born in Itawamba County to Veto and Nannie Russell. She married C.A. Houston, who preceded her in death. She retired from Blue Bell Manufacturing Co. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Baldwyn for many years and as a deacon’s wife, she was very active in the church alongside her husband.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Stanley Huddleston officiating. Burial will be in the Prentiss Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include two sons, Billy Wayne and Sue Houston of Greendale, Wis., and John and Paula Houston of Baldwyn; her grandsons, Don and Joan Houston of Waterford, Wis., and John “Spankie” and Lanora Houston of Baldwyn; her granddaughters, Rhonda Cattani of Windlake, Wis., and Pam and Kevin Goodrum of Olive Branch; her great-grandchildren, Justin Cattani, Jessica Cattani and Allie Houston.
She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents; her sisters, Grace Gist and Irene Ryan; and her brothers, Herman, Chambers “Shorty,” Rawdon, Ruble, Dixie Claude and Kenneth.
Pallbearers will be Don Houston, John Jr. Houston, Kevin Goodrum, Rhondie Burns and Tony Barnes.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Local Mission.

Virgie Cummings
FULTON – Virgie Cummings died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones amp& Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo.

Tammy Wright
BOONEVILLE – Funeral services for Tammy McVey Wright, 46, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Jumpertown Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 9 p.m. today. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jo Lane Gregory
NEW ALBANY – Jo Lane Jarvis Gregory, 42, died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany. She was born Sept. 14, 1969, in New Albany to Harold Wayne Jarvis and Mary Ruth Watson Jarvis. She was a homemaker and a member of the Liberty Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Ingomar Baptist Church with the Rev. Shawn Davis officiating. Burial will be in the Ingomar Cemetery. United Funeral Service in New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her grandmother, Nellie Jarvis; her parents, Harold Wayne Jarvis and Mary Ruth Watson Jarvis of New Albany; her husband, Rickey Gregory of New Albany; four sons, Matt Gregory, Austin Gregory, Dalton Gregory and Adam Gregory, all of New Albany; two brothers, Kevin Jarvis and Keith Thompson, both of New Albany; three grandchildren, Anna Grace Gregory, Corey Lane Gregory and Hayleigh Jones.
She was preceded in death by two sisters Virginia Faye Jarvis and Connie Simpson.
Pallbearers will be Anthony Gannon, Michael Segar, Shane Gregory, Pat Stout, Seth Taylor, Tanner McCollum, Kensey Stout and Eric Jarvis. Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Glasson, Chad Glasson, Jimmy Gregory, Carol Thompson and Andy Wilbanks.
For online condolences, visit unitedfuneralservice.com.

Pam Underwood
MANTACHIE – Pamela J. Underwood, 50, died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, at her home. She was born Oct. 24, 1960, to Joseph and Janet Childers. She married David Underwood on Dec. 17, 1977. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She was assistant manager at Dollar General in Mantachie, where she greeted everyone with her wonderful smile. She enjoyed reading, cooking and being with her family.
Services will be at 2 p. m. Sunday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Mantachie with Bro. Bill Adams officiating. Burial will be in the Keyes Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband of 33 years, David Underwood of Mantachie; two sons, Kyle Underwood (Samantha) and Blaine Underwood of Mantachie; three grandchildren, Preston Underwood, Avery Claire Underwood and Kade Nichols; her parents, Joe and Janet Childers of Coffeen, Ill.; two sisters, Joyce Bieda (John) of Roselle, Ill., and Jenny McAleer (Ted) of Oswego, Ill.; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Her nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p. m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Jack B. James
GORE SPRINGS – Jack Bradford James, 58, died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Jackson. He was born July 27, 1953, in Grenada. He was a computer technician, a member of Bradford Chapel Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Bradford Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Joey Hamilton and the Rev. Jon Haimes officiating. Burial will be in the Bradford Chapel Cemetery. Pryor Funeral Home of Calhoun City is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his mother, Lina Mitchell James of Gore Springs; one sister, Mary A. White of Memphis; one brother, Jay James of New York; two aunts, Betty Mallory of Calhoun City and Mamie Brassel of Marks; and one uncle, Donald James of Big Creek.
He was preceded in death by his father, John V. James.
Pallbearers will be Carl Booth Denton, Thomas Pittman, Brad Pittman, Phillip James, Jimmy Taylor and Cam Avery.
Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of Bradford Chapel Baptist Church and Russell Peoples.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time Sunday at the church.
Online condolences may be made at www.pryorfuneralhome.com.

Russell Ewing
ABERDEEN – Russell Ewing, 65, died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, at the Elmwood Nursing Home in Chicago. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen.
James Tyler
WATER VALLEY – James Brooks “Crip” Tyler, 88, died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, in Water Valley.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to service time Sunday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be made at www.sevenoaksfuneralhome.com.

Harold Pierce
SHANNON – Harold Pierce, 103, died Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in Amory. He was born April 10, 1908, to Harold Pierce and Mattie White Pierce. He joined Pine Grove M.B. Church and participated in many religious activities. He married Noverta Coleman. They had four sons.
Services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Pine Grove M.B. Church with Pastor G.L. Kendrick officiating. Burial will be in Fields Cemetery. N.L. Jones amp& Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include Clifford Andrea (Earline) and Tom (Jimmie Nell); a daughter, Etha May; a daughter-in-law, Emma Kate Pierce; and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by two sons, James Harold and Coleman Lee Pierce, and his parents.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the Eck amp& Georgia Shumpert Memorial Chapel at the N.L. Jones Funeral Home in Tupelo. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service time.
To sign the guestbook, visit nljonesandson.com.

Ray Robuck
PONTOTOC – Ray Robuck, 82, died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, at his residence. He was born on Oct. 26, 1928, in Tupelo. He married to Elaine Waters Robuck on Aug. 18, 1978. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War and was stationed in Hawaii, Guam, Korea and Japan.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Baldwin-Nowell Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mike Weaver officiating. Burial will follow in Eddington Cemetery at Pontotoc, MS.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Elaine Waters Robuck of Pontotoc; three sons, Billy Robuck of Racine, Wis., Timothy Robuck of Greenwood Springs and Alan Robuck (Karen) of Pontotoc; one sister, Sue Stock of Gulmarbard, Australia; six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Bruce Robuck and Nannie Sue Wages Robuck; two brothers, Bill and Gerald Robuck; and one sister, Nina Robuck.
Men of the Woodland Baptist Church will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to service time Saturday at the funeral home.

Ruby Dabbs
FULTON – Ruby Nerry Dabbs, 74, died Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Dec. 2, 1936, in Lee County to Troy and Melinda Whiteside Johnson. She accepted Christ at an early age and united with Pine Grove Baptist Church in Dorsey. She worked at Reed Mfg in Dorsey, MS for 10 years until her health failed.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Friendship CME Church with the Rev. Patrick Head officiating. Burial will be in the Friendship Cemetery. N.L. Jones amp& Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include a daughter, Sharon Wade of Fulton; three sons, Jimmy (Mary) Johnson, Alloric (Janice) Dabbs and Kendrick Dabbs, all of Dorsey; six grandchildren, Tiffany and Desmon Johnson, Jevante and Tyreke Stegall, Jodecia and Aldasia Scott; one sister, Cora Bell Smith of Plantersville; and one brother, Rev. William Author Johnson of Verona.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Eck amp& Georgia Shumpert Memorial Chapel at N.L. Jones Funeral Home in Tupelo. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service time.
To sign the guestbook, visit nljonesandson.com.

Arlette McKinney
TULSA, Okla. – Arlette McKinney, 58, formerly of Byhalia, died Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Okla.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Olive M.B. Church in Byhalia. Burial will be in the Union Valley M.B. Church Cemetery. J.F. Brittenum amp& Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from 1:30 to 2:25 p.m. Saturday.

Lawrence Vivian Bridges
MEMPHIS – Lawrence Vivian Ingram Bridges, 83, died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at Methodist Hospital South in Memphis.
Services will be at noon Saturday at The Healing Cathedral Christian Church in Memphis. Burial will be in the Ingram Family Cemetery in Byhalia. J.F. Brittenum amp& Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
The body will lie in state at the church from 11 to 11:55 a.m. Saturday.

Tommy McCoy
BOONEVILLE – William “Tommy” McCoy, 74, died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home.

Vanessa Buchanan
NETTLETON – Vanessa Buchanan, 50, died Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born July 26, 1961, to Eugene Buchanan and Rosie Lee Gamble Buchanan. She confessed a hope in Christ at an early age and joined the Springhill M.B. Church in Nettleton.
Services will be at noon Saturday at Springhill M.B. Church in Nettleton with the Rev. Johnny Jointer officiating. Burial will be in the Mullen Cemetery. N.L. Jones amp& Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Tyrone Tramaine Armstrong (Giovonnie) and Kelvin Armstrong (Gwendolyn); five sisters, Costella Brandon, Vickie Mallory, Tense (Joe) Harris and Phyllis Buchanan, all of Nettleton, Band renda Simpson (Roger) of New Albany; one sister-in-law, Betty Buchanan Elliott of Nettleton; four grandchildren, Kevin Armstrong Jr., Tyrae Davis, Katlin Armstrong, Tsia Rose Armstrong; a special friend, W.D. Whitfield of Hamilton; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. today with the family hour from 5 to 6 p.m. today at Eck amp& Georgia Shumpert Memorial Chapel at the N.L. Jones Funeral Home in Tupelo. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service time.
To sign the guestbook, visit nljonesandson.com.

Ridy Sellers
HOLLY SPRINGS – Ridy F. Shed Sellers, 77, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Kimbrough Chapel M.B. Church at Lamar. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum amp& Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from 9:30 to 10:25 a.m. Saturday.

Madgie Chandler
ABERDEEN – Madgie Walker Chandler, 88, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, at Pioneer Community Hospital in Aberdeen. She was born Dec. 8, 1922, to Edmond Walker and Susie Holliday. She was a homemaker and a member of New Hebron Church. She loved her family.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at New Hebron M.B. Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Williams Memorial Funeral Home of Okolona is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include five daughters, Clara Landon (Thomas) of West Point, Wilma Franklin (Lewis) of Milwaukee, Teresa Anderson, Velma Hodges and Robbie Fields (Ira “Duke”), all of Aberdeen; seven sons, Luther Chandler Jr., James Chandler, Clarance Chandler (Betty Jean), Edmond Chandler, Larry Chandler (Linda), all of Aberdeen, Bobby Chandler of Houston, Ronald Andrea Chandler of Norfolk, Va.; two sisters, Earnestine Brown of Aberdeen and Jackie Flouney of Nashville; 37 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Chandler Sr., and two sons, Willie J. Chandler and Bruce Chandler.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Bela Taylor
PHOENIX, Ariz. – Bela Hayden “BH” Taylor died on July 14, 2011, at The Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix, Ariz. He was born Jan. 9, 1944, in the Allenline community of Prentiss County. He was a diesel mechanic and truck driver in Booneville and Phoenix. He also worked for the Prentiss County Schools bus shop.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Calhoun Taylor; two daughters, Debbie (Terry) Cunningham of Phoenix and Teresa (Garner) Chaffin of Booneville; one son, James (Loraine) Taylor of Booneville; one brother, Doyle (Geraldine) Taylor of Booneville; two sisters, Mattie Hardwick of New Site and Maxine Ward of Memphis; one sister-in-law, Nellie Taylor of Tishomingo; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; his stepchildren, Tammy (Joe) Remele and Joy Taylor, both of Phoenix, and Patrick (Pricia) Erwin of Knob Noster, Mo.
He was preceded in death by his father, James Milas Lee Taylor; his mother, Ida Modena James Taylor; three brothers, Otis Lee Taylor, Otha Vernon Taylor and William Cleo “Bill” Taylor; five brothers-in-law, Lilburn Adams, Ed Wilson, Roy Miles, Ed Harwick and Jack Ward; and one sister-in-law, Earline Copeland Taylor.
An informal memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the New Bethel Church of Christ in New Site. McMillan Funeral Home of Booneville is assisting the family.