Obituaries September 17, 2011

By NEMS Daily Journal

Ela Nichols
HODGES, Ala. – Ela Emerson Nichols, 92, died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hodges Convention Baptist Church. Burial will be in Old Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay, Ala., is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state from 1 p.m. to service time Sunday at Hodges Convention Baptist Church.

Gail Murphy
BOONEVILLE – Sara Gail Murphy, 65, died Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, at Mississippi Care Center in Corinth. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Frances Maddox
CORINTH – Frances R’Nell Morris Maddox, 85, died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, at her home.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Tate Baptist Church. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to service time Sunday at Tate Baptist Church.
Leave condolences online at www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.

Bentlee Easter
AMORY – Bentlee Kase Easter, infant son of Camille and Brandon Easter, died Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, at home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the Easter family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Evelyn Chism
BALDWYN – Evelyn Joyce Chism, 77, died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a retired LPN and a member of the East Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. She was a glass collector.
Services were held Monday, Sept. 12, at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Russell Trimm officiating. Burial was in the East Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Terry Chism (Julia) of Baldwyn and Gregory Chism of New Albany; one daughter, Bonnie White (Davey) of Billingsley, Ala.; two sisters, Joann Patton (Tommy) of Guntown and Janice Thornton of Magee; a sister-in-law, Charlene Key of Baldwyn; her grandchildren, Christopher Brian Chism, Daniel Wayne Chism, Lora Azley Chism, Colton Hugh Chism and Autumn Brock; her great-grandchildren, Brooklyn Nicole Chism, Callie Jewel Chism and Maverick Brock.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Guy and Betty Cox; a son, David Chism; her husbands, Ellis Hugh “Buck” Chism and Anthony Golenbreski; four 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 Dunaway and Bruce McMillan.

Timmy Owen
OLIVE BRANCH – Timmy Wayne Owen, 47, died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, after a long illness. He was a project manager for Standard Maintenance. He was a loving son, husband and father who will be greatly missed.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at LaBelle Haven Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Autumn Woods Cemetery. Brantley Funeral Home of Olive Branch is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Patricia Calhoun Owen; two daughters, Samantha Lea Owen and Kortney Nicole Owen; his parents, Calvin Owen and Dottie Mines Owen; sisters, Tina Rixie (Jeff), Dana White (Rodney), Dina Williams, Tefinie Edwards (Brad); and a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be left at www.brantleyfuneral.com.

Doris Davidson
MANTACHIE – Doris Davidson, 75, died Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McNeece-Morris Funeral Home.

Gerri Tenhet
MATHISTON – Geraldine “Gerri” Kolb Tenhet, 61, died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Mathiston First Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Center Grove Cemetery in Oktibbeha County. Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Jewel Haynes
FULTON – Jewel Odean Haynes, 86, died Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Jan. 22, 1925, in Itawamba County to Clifton Owen and Lucy Ila Beard Lamb. She retired from Charm Step after 33 years of service. She was a member of Fulton United Methodist Church, where she attended the Wesley Sunday School Class and the United Methodist Women. She enjoyed flower gardening, yard work and reading the newspaper.
Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with the Rev. Phillip Box officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Masonic Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Pam Wheeler (Mitchell) of Fulton; one grandson, Bryan Wheeler (Mandy) of Fulton; one son-in-law, George Rutledge (Rosemary) of Tupelo; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd J. Haynes, on April 3, 1977; one daughter, Betty Lou Rutledge; one grandson, Mitch Wheeler; an infant granddaughter; four brothers, Alvin, Hoyle, Bill and Vereel Lamb; four sisters, Clytee Gillentine, Myrtle King, Lorene Chatham and Christine McCarty; and her parents.
Visitation will be from noon until service time Sunday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Fulton United Methodist Church Food Pantry.

Sally Robertson
WEST POINT – Sally Ann Kuykendall Robertson, 79, died Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, at Franklin County Memorial Hospital in Meadville. She was born April 26, 1932, in Cruger to Katherine Louise Watkins and Edgar Kuykendall. Mrs. Robertson was an MSU athletic ticket manager, retiring in 1984 after 13 years. She was a member of First Christian Church and an avid Mississippi State fan. She married John William Robertson on Oct. 22, 1949, in Canton.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Palestine Cemetery at Montpelier. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 61 years, John Robertson of West Point; two sons, Johnny Robertson of Starkville and Todd Robertson (Jan) of West Point; two grandsons, Taylor Robertson (Lindsey) of Northport, Ala., and Scot Bryan (Ginger) of West Point; one sister, Nancy Keller (Harold) of West Point; and three nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Pallbearers will be Justin Davis, Gary Davis, Paul Caskey, Ronnie Robinson, Jim Beane and Robert Miller.
Honorary pallbearers will be the nurses and staff of Franklin County Memorial Hospital, in Meadville, and Dr. Benjamin Yarbrough, Harold Keller and Marc Davis.
Memorials may be made to Palestine Cemetery Care Fund, c/o Jim Murray, 18515 Hwy. 46, West Point, MS 39773 or to West Point/Clay County Animal Shelter, 1212 Old Tibbee Road, West Point, MS 39773.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Calvert Funeral Home.
Friends may leave a Memory Message at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.

Danny Payton Sr.
OXFORD – Danny Lee Payton Sr., 52, died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, at his home in Oxford.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Coleman Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford.
Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be left at www.colemanfuneralhome.com.

Winston Collums
HOULKA – Winston Collums, 83, died Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, at the Pontotoc Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc.

Tommy McCoy
BOONEVILLE – William Tommy McCoy, 74, died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born March 3, 1937, to Audie and Pauline McCoy. He was retired from Day-Brite Lighting in Tupelo and was employed by Plumrose in Booneville.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Horace McCombs officiating. Burial will be in the Little Brown Cemetery.
He is survived by his daughter, Cindy Greggs of Columbus; a granddaughter, Amanda Greggs; and a special friend, Pam Yates of Booneville.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers are Levi Yates, Cliff Gray, Randy McCombs, Danny Inman, Jimmy McCoy and Curtis Grimes.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and until service time on Sunday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

Tammy Wright
BOONEVILLE – Funeral services for Tammy McVey Wright, 46, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Jumpertown Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, at the funeral home.

L.T. Beaty
HOUSTON – L.T. Beaty, 102, died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, at the Floy Dyer Manor in Houston. He was born on Feb. 29, 1910, in Houston to Tillman and Lizzie Beaty. He confessed his faith in Christ at an early age and united with Wesley Chapel CME Church in Houston.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Wesley Chapel CME Church with the Rev. John Hargrove officiating. Burial will be in Wesley Chapel Cemetery. N.L. Jones and Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his 11 children, Frank (Mary) Atkinson of Houlka, Willie Mae (Joe Henry) Whitlow of Memphis, Rosla Lee (James) Flanling of Houston, T.L. (Jean) Beaty of Plantersville, Joe L. (Adella) Beaty of Beloit, Wis., Sammie Lee Beaty of Beloit, Wis., Effie Rae Johnson of Houston, Eugene Beaty (Dorthy) of Houlka, and a special son, James Gladney of Beloit, Wis.; one brother, Etoy Beaty of Memphis; a daughter-in-law, Lois Beaty; two special sons-in-law, Calvin Caredine and Sammie Thornton; 35 grandchildren, 114 great-grandchildren, and 80 great-great-great grandchildren; a special daughter-in-law, Vernice Beaty; and a caregiver, Gwen Glover.
Visitation will be from 3 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.
Sign guestbook at nljonesandson.com.

Fred Wiygul
TUPELO – Fred N. Wiygul, 90, died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, at Tupelo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after an extended illness. An Itawamba County native, he was born Aug. 8, 1921, to Ephriam H. and May Shumpert Wiygul. In 1938, he graduated from Verona High School as valedictorian and then attended Itawamba Junior College. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as an aircraft mechanic. A longtime resident of the Skyline Community, he worked as a electrician, farmer and tractor mechanic. He loved going to church at Allens Chapel United Methodist Church and enjoyed going to eat with family and friends.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Rev. Sammy Washburn and Rev. Hershel Wiygul officiating. Burial will be in Priceville Cemetery.
Survivors include special friends and caregivers, Jeff and Jane Cockrell of Mooreville; a niece, Julia Plunckett; and a nephew, Bill Long.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Betty Long Wiygul, in 2003; and his sister, Elizabeth Wiygul Long.
Pallbearers will be Bud Coley, David Lundy, Gene Walters, Jerry Roberts, David Springer and Tommy Putman.
Honorary pallbearers will be Cecil Payne, Woody Turner, Terry Turner, Ken Clayton, James Barnes and Nick Humber.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Allens Chapel United Methodist Church, c/o Joyce Loftin, 186 Road 1310, Tupelo MS 38804.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Dennis McCoy Jr.
BLUE SPRINGS – Dennis E. McCoy Jr., 34, died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, at the Sanctuary Hospice in Tupelo after a brief illness. He was born Nov. 1, 1976, to Dennis McCoy Sr. and Murphy Jean McCoy. He was a self-employed barber for over 10 years and worked at Phase ll Barber Shop in Tupelo. He professed a hope in Christ at an early age at Red Hill M.B. Church and later joined Life Changing Ministries, where he was a Sunday School teacher.
Service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Red Hill M.B. Church with Pastor Terry Traylor officiating. Burial will be in the Red Hill Cemetery. Agnew amp& Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, LeKesha Scott McCoy; four children, Infinity, Armari, Emerald and Prosperity McCoy, all of Tupelo; his parents, Dennis and Murphy Jean McCoy of Blue Springs; one brother, Douglas E. McCoy of Blue Spring; one sister, LaQuonda McCoy (Shiro) Osborne of Shannon; his grandmothers, Annie C. Daniel and Sarah McCoy, both of Blue Spring; a host of uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Edward McCoy and Murphy Daniel; one uncle Jerome Daniel; and two nephews, Eric and Riley McCoy.
The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry at www.agneandsons.com.