Obituaries September 22, 2010

Lois Huguley
BOONEVILLE – Lois Virginia Huguley, 88, died Monday, Sept. 20, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was born Feb. 5, 1922, to William and Myrtie Windham Brooks. She was a seamstress and a member of Booneville Church of God. She loved her cats.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Keith Shelton, Bro. Allen Johnson and Bro. Aaron Mize officiating. Burial will be in the Smith Chapel Cemetery.
She is survived by five daughters, Virginia (David) Mooney of Booneville, Jettie (Keith) Yates of Jumpertown, Betty Sue Clawson of Grays, Tenn., Judy (Norman) Wolfe of Dry Creek and Yvette (Connie) McDonald of Booneville; five sons, Tucker Maness, Tommy Ray Huguley and Raymond (Lisa) Huguley Jr., all of Booneville, Roy Maness of Tucson, Ariz., and Dickey Maness of Jumpertown; one sister, Quay Arnold of Corinth; 22 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Raymond Huguley Sr.; two daughters, Katie Maness and Shirley Maness; three sons, Jimmy Dale Huguley, Elvin “Frosty” Maness and Terry Wayne Huguley; five grandchildren, Lanny Prentiss, Scott Mooney, Katie Williams, Ashley Williams and Jodie Lowe.
Visitation will continue until service time today at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
Jim Terry
TROY, Ala. – James “Jim” Terry, 62, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010, at UAB Medical Center in Birmingham after a long illness. Mr. Terry, a man whom never met a stranger, served as an active deacon in his church and spent a lifetime devoted to his family and to the service of others. He often found encouragement and offered strength to others throughout the duration of his illness.
Services will be at 11:30 a.m. today at Bush Memorial Baptist Church in Troy with Pastor Heath Kahlbau and Pastor Otis Derrah officiating. Services also will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Bethel Baptist Church and Cemetery in Houston. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to service time Thursday at Bethel Baptist Church in Houston. Green Hills Funeral Home of Troy, Ala., is in charge of the arrangements. Houston Funeral Home is assisting.
He is survived by his wife, Nina Terry; a son, Jason Terry (Brooke); and granddaughters, Abbi Kay and Lexie Terry, all of Troy, Ala.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Laurice Terry, and a brother, Will Terry.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Bush Memorial Baptist Church Building Fund or the American Cancer Society.
Sign the guestbook at www.greenhillsfuneralhome.net.
Ronnie Minor
OLIVE BRANCH – Ronnie L. Minor, 58, died Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010, at his home after an extended illness. He was retired from the American Can Company. He was a Baptist.
Services were Tuesday, Sept. 21, at Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn with Bro. Bill Adams officiating. Burial was in the Pratt Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Donna Minor of Olive Branch; his mother, Mauvelene Minor of Olive Branch; two sons, Michael Minor and Jeffrey Minor, both of Olive Branch; three daughters, Kasie Cannon of Olive Branch, Kristin Smith of Pennsylvania and Kelly Perry of Arlington, Tenn.; seven grandchildren, Danielle Minor, Daniel Minor, Madi Smith, Shelbi Smith, Jenna Perry, Ty Perry and Jack Perry; his uncles, Jerry D. Hill and Cathy of Baldwyn; and Joe Leech of Tupelo.
He was preceded in death by his father, Casey Minor, and an aunt, Dot Leech.
Pallbearers will be Michael Minor, Jeffrey Minor, Adam Hill, Mike Bishop, Phil Humphries and Josh Gaston.
Charles McCluskey
CALHOUN CITY – Charles McCluskey, 83, died Monday, Sept. 20, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. He was born Jan. 17, 1947, in Vardaman. He was a retired factory employee and a Baptist.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel in Calhoun City with the Rev. Paul Morris officiating. Burial will be in Pinecrest Memorial Gardens in Calhoun City.
Survivors include one brother, Bryant (Wanda Rose) McCluskey Jr. of Vardaman; one niece, Michelle (Jerry) Brasher; one nephew, Craig (Lindsey) McCluskey; one great-niece, Avery McCluskey; three great-nephews, Robert Lee Brasher, Nathan Brasher and Tyler McCluskey.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bryant Shaw McCluskey and Corene Spratlin McCluskey.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be left at www.pryorfuneralhome.com.
Irvin Haylock II
HAMILTON – Norice Irvin Haylock II, 84, died Monday, Sept. 20, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus. He was born Aug. 3, 1926, to Norice Irvin Haylock I and Ellie Cooper Haylock on Guanaja, one of the Bay Islands off the coast of Honduras. He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. He was a Merchant Marine during World War II and worked as a Chief Diesel Engineer on ships both during and after the war. He moved to Mississippi in 1980 to help dredge the Tenn-Tom Waterway and retired in Hamilton.
A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. today at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery with the Rev. John Maxey officiating. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three daughters, Melita Mobley and husband, Danny, of Amory, Lynnita Pershing and husband, Mark, of Belize, Central America, and Diane Russell and husband, Michael, of San Diego, Calif.; one son, Michael Irvin Haylock of Naples, Fla.; one sister, Adelee Chamberlain and husband, Roy, of Cottontown, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Judy Haylock; and two sisters, Stella Borden and Ivy Jenkins.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. today at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.
To sign the register and leave condolences online, visit www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
Gloria McIntosh
OKOLONA – Gloria Dean Hogan McIntosh, 59, died Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian. She was born April 21, 1951, to Charlie Hogan Sr. and Callie Mae Fields Hogan. She was a member of Union Grove United Methodist Church. She was a graduate of Amory High School. A loving mother, her hobbies included, but were not limited to, cosmetology, dancing and always making people laugh. She was affectionately called amp”Grandma Dean-Dean,” “Deanie” and “Lucy” by family.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Union Grove United Methodist Church with Rev. Gloria McKinney officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Darden amp& Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her mother, Callie Mae “Ma Dear” Hogan of the home; three sons, Dewon R. McIntosh, Bryan O. (Jennifer) McIntosh Sr. and Anthony T. McIntosh, all of Amory, and their father, Willie E. McIntosh (Lois) of Nettleton; one sister, Mary Hogan-Green of Tupelo; one brother, Lynn Hogan (Kay) of Wren; 10 grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins; and a special partner, Norris Braylock.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Dorsie and Willie Mae Hogan, and Boston and Lucielle Fields; her father, Charlie Hogan Sr.; a brother, Charlie Hogan Jr.; and a sister, Berneice amp”Neiceyamp” Hogan.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home, with the family hour from 6 to 8 p.m. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time.
Harold Nunnelee
BELDEN – Harold Nunnelee, 78, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010, at his home in the Endville Community after an extended illness. Harold was born on Jan. 26, 1932, in Pontotoc County to the late Dink and Mary Scruggs Nunnelee. He graduated from Sherman High School in l950 and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Nunnelee spent most of his life at or near his birthplace. He was the longtime owner and operator of Hickory Hill Dog Boarding Kennel, Memory Park Pet Cemetery, and Trace Feed and Farm Supply on Cliff Gookin Blvd. An avid conversationalist and practical jokester, Harold enjoyed the friendship of countless thousands of people all over Northeast Mississippi due to the contacts he made in his businesses. He enjoyed the outdoors and all animals, but his greatest joy was his grandchildren, whom he loved spending time with. He was a longtime member of the Sherman Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010, at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Dr. Jim Nunnelee and Bro. Ray Ware officiating. His nephew, Sen. Alan Nunnelee, will deliver family reflections. Burial will be in Endville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to service time on Thursday. Holland Funeral Directors is entrusted with arrangements.
Survivors include his two sons, Eddie Christian (Kathy) and Steve Christian (Debbie), all of Belden; his grandchildren, Shonda Cooper (Darin), Adam Christian, Stephanie Christian and Katie Christian; one great-grandchild, Matt Cooper; two sisters, Mary Ann Reese (Bill) of Hartselle, Ala., and Ellen Jetton (Jamie) of Belden; four brothers, Dr. Jim Nunnelee (Edith) of Grenada, Pat Nunnelee (Sandra) and Bill Nunnelee (Evelyn), all of Belden, and Paul Nunnelee (Marla) of Wallerville; and over 75 nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
A very special thank you to his faithful caregivers, Ann, Dale, Martha Jane, Carla and Shayla.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Jerry Lynn Nunnelee.
Pallbearers will be Ricky Nunnelee, Mike Morphus, Jason Steele, Wayne Stokes, Adam Christian and Brian Williams. Honorary pallbearers will be Jamie Jetton, Elzie Johnson, Bill Reese, Bobby Ritchie, John Tutor and the Roundtable members of Steele’s Endville General Store.
Memorials may be made to Endville Cemetery Care Fund, c/o Brooks Steele, Belden, MS 38826.
Condolences may be e-mailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.
Mary Roby
TUPELO – Mary Frances Roby, 85, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. She was born April 27, 1925, in Houlka to Chester and Dora Ferguson. She was a graduate of Houlka High School. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Verona and in her earlier years taught Sunday School and was a Cub Scout Leader. Being a longtime nurse, she was the first TB nurse in North Mississippi and the first Director of Nursing at Tupelo Manor Nursing Home. She also worked for the Public Health Department in Memphis, the Tennessee State Board of Health, the Mississippi State Board of Health and Gilbert’s Home Care. She enjoyed flowers, sewing, quilting and genealogy.
Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Marc Howard officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Houlka.
Survivors include one daughter, Cheryl (John) McKee of Tupelo; three sons, Robert (Sharon) Roby Jr. of Pine Bluff, Ark., Tommy Roby of Ripley and Chuck Roby of Tupelo; five grandchildren, Tina (Scott) Smith, Stacy (Tim) Bates, Krystal Roby, Mary Frances McKee and Robbie McKee; five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert Stacy Roby Sr.; three sisters, Mildred Hill, Modelle McKibben and Juanita Turner.
Pallbearers will be Robert Roby, Tommy Roby and Chuck Roby.
Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.leememorialonline.com.
Ollie Bell Parham
AMORY – Ollie Bell Parham, 94, died on Monday, Sept. 20, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Born on May 3, 1916, in Splunge, she was a daughter of the late Virgil Clifton and Iuna Noe Stanford. She had lived in Becker and Bigbee before moving to the Parham Community 58 years ago. She worked as a seamstress for Longnecker’s for 40 years. A faithful member of New Hope Church of Christ, she was a member of the Ladies Bible class and enjoyed reading her Bible. Very outgoing, Mrs. Parham loved to cook for her family, especially on Sundays after church. She enjoyed quilting, was a member of the Hatley Ladies Quilting Club, and enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening. She loved hummingbirds and spending time with her dog, Blackie.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory with Bro. David Highland and Bro. Tommy Whaley officiating. Burial will follow in New Hope Cemetery.
She is survived by a son, Jimmy G. (Martha) Brown of Hatley; daughters, Julia Rae (Herbert) Parham of the Parham Community, Bonny Parham of Amory and Bobbie Jean Amos of Atlanta; brother, Harold (Wanda) Stanford of Oakland, Ark.; sisters, Dorothy Pickle and Clara Jean (Russell) Tubbs, all of Amory; caregivers, Melody Nethery, Jean Pickle, Holly Miller and Melissa West; grandchildren, Vicki (Donald) Barksdale, Greg (Karla) Parham, Angela (Jeff) Hall, Keith Brown and fiancampée, Kim, Terri Cummings, and Gina (Jon Mark) Wilkinson; great-grandchildren, Nicholas (Nicole) Miller, Carley Brown, Austin Hall, Madison Parham, John Lance Cummings, Brady Hall, Max Parham, Cooper Hall, Molly Parham, and Peyton, Kenlee and Jon Garett Wilkinson.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Merle R. Brown and John S. Parham; brothers, Earnest, J.D., Junior, Joe and James Earl Stanford; and sisters, Flora Seales, Myrtle Cantrell and Jeraldine Thompson.
Pallbearers will be Jon Mark Wilkinson, Jeff Hall, Donald Barksdale, Bobby Cantrell, Monty McCormick, Larry Seales and Brad Stanford. Honorary pallbearers will be Jackie Seales, Danny Stanford, David Stanford and Dennis Pickle.
Visitation will continue today until the service hour.
For those who prefer in lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to New Hope Church of Christ, 60417 Hatley-Detroit Rd., Amory, MS 38821.
Memories and condolences may be viewed and shared at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Buddy Hood
SMITHVILLE – Basil E. “Buddy” Hood, 69, died Monday, Sept. 20, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Born on July 14, 1941, in Itawamba County, he was a son of Ivy Cecil and Davannah Vay Blake Hood. He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army, the National Guard and the U.S. Air Force. He worked as a mechanic for the Frisco/Burlington Northern Railroad and later worked for Eutaw Construction as a heavy equipment operator. A member of New Bethel Baptist Church, where he was a former Sunday school superintendent, he attended Smithville Baptist Church. A unique guy who never met a stranger, Mr. Hood enjoyed people watching, coin collecting, woodworking, fishing, country music and watching the news. He owned racking show horses and was a Jeff Gordon fan.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory with Bro. Wes White and Bro. Joey Goodwin officiating. Burial will follow in Union Grove Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Kay Hood of Smithville; daughter, Michele Rhea Hood of Birmingham; sister, Donna Faye Hood Smith of the Peaceful Valley Community; and six nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Guy Mitchell Hood.
Pallbearers will be Rollin Turnage, Robert Woodham, David Reese, Mitch Hood, Raymond Sandlin and Bobby Blake. Honorary pallbearers will be Monroe County Sheriff’s Department.
Visitation will be from noon until the service hour on Thursday.
For those who prefer, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Smithville Baptist Church, Box 52, Smithville, MS 38870.
Memories and condolences may be viewed and shared at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Lucille Lominick
BALDWYN – Francis Lucille Lominick, 80, died Monday, Sept. 20, 2010, at her daughter’s residence after an extended illness. She was a retired nurse, seamstress and homemaker. She was a member of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church, but attended Asbury United Methodist Church. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, working outside and spending time with her family.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro Robert McCoy officiating. Burial will be in the Prentiss Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include two daughters, Glenda Wheeler (Ronnie) of Baldwyn and Rhonda Bearden (Lamar) of Baldwyn; one son, Greg Lominick (Kay Rutherford) of Baldwyn; seven sisters, Louise Ramey of Fulton, Marie Hill of Baldwyn, Inez Campbell (Joker) of Belden, Flossie Joyner of Baldwyn, Ann Haydock of Hattiesburg, Donna Santucci of Pennsylvania, Debra Haynes of the Endville community; a sister-in -law, Barbara Davis of Guntown; three brothers, Leroy Davis (Johnnie Ruth) of Guntown, Charles Ray Davis of Chesterville and Johnny Davis (Debbie) of Guntown; grandchildren, Kathy Wheeler, Chris Wheeler, Aynsley Kate Wheeler, B.J. Bearden, Shana McCarley (Shea), Justin Lominick; great-grandchildren, Maddox amp& Hayden McCarley, Aubree May Bearden, Michelle Ellenburg, Justin Moore, Molle Amber Martin; and a number of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Della Adams Davis; her husband, Sidney Lominick; and a son, Randy Lominick.
Pallbearers will be Justin Lominick, Justin Moore, Tyler Nelson, James Brandon Davis, Luke Underwood and Aynsley Kate Wheeler.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Madie B. Hallmark
EAST MEMPHIS – Madie B. Hallmark, 95, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church of Olive Branch and a former member of Audubon Park Baptist Church. She was the widow of Troy Hallmark.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Forest Hill East Funeral Home in Memphis.
Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Emerson of Memphis and Patricia Bumpus of Nesbit; one son, Milton Hallmark of Tucson, Ariz.; seven grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time Friday.
Memorial donations may be sent to the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Building Fund in Olive Branch.
Marie Johnson
NETTLETON – Marie Johnson, 80, died on Monday, Sept. 20, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Born on Dec. 11, 1929, in Itawamba County, she was a daughter of Arthur Layfette and Lela Wood Waddle. Mrs. Johnson was a self-employed hairdresser, retiring in 1982. A faithful member of Jones Chapel Baptist Church, she served the Lord as a former choir member, a Sunday school teacher and was active in the Senior Saints. She enjoyed listening to Bluegrass and Gospel music, especially when her sons were playing. Loving and caring, she enjoyed cooking for all her family and friends, looked forward to family gatherings and enjoyed watching the Fulton Gospel Broadcast Channel.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Jones Chapel Baptist Church with Bro. Bill Payne and John Hall officiating. Burial will follow in Salem Cemetery in the Fairview Community. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her sons, Gerald (Linda) Johnson of Amory, Glen (Debbie) Johnson of Holly Pond, Ala., Gary (Debra) Johnson of Hatley, Kenneth (Sylvia) Johnson of Nettleton, Michael (Cheryl) Johnson of Amory; daughter, Sandra (Buddy) Ritter of Nettleton; son-in-law, Frank Jones of Nettleton; brother, Dr. Marion (Nadeen) Waddle of Fulton; sisters, Hilda Johnson and Mildred Wilson, both of Fulton; grandchildren, Kim Hendrix, Becky Reeves, Steve Johnson, Kay Baty, Jennifer Murphree, Allison Johnson, Brandon Johnson, Whitney Johnson, Chad Jones, Andrea Jones, Jared Jones, Alanna Teeple, Amanda Majors, Jessica Powell, Matthew Johnson, Nichole Johnson and Michaela Johnson.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 63 years, Jessie V. Johnson; daughter, Wanda Jones; son, David Johnson; and great-grandchildren, Reed and Jonas Jones.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Steve, Matthew and Brandon Johnson, Chad, Jared and Seth Jones.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Thursday at the church.
Memories and condolences may be viewed and shared at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Michael J. Lambert
IUKA – Michael J. Lambert, 40, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka.
Willie Griffin Sr.
OKOLONA – Willie L. Griffin Sr., 73, died Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010, at his home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Greater New Prospect M.B. Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Westbrooks Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time Saturday.
Charlye Robinson
ABERDEEN – Charlye O. Robinson, 53, died Monday, Sept. 20, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen.
Irene Burke
OXFORD – Irene Tidwell Burke, 97, died Monday, Sept. 20, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today in the Chapel of Waller Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Pine Flat Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorial donations may be made to Pine Flat Cemetery Fund, c/o Deloys Arbuckle, 666 Hwy. 7 S., Oxford, MS 38655.
To sign the online condolence registry, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.
Jacob Price Jr.
OXFORD – Jacob Price Jr., 54, died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010, at his home in Oxford.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Tallahatchie Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building in Oxford. Burial will be in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.
Maxine Tallant
TUPELO – Maxine Caldwell Tallant, 88, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.
Andrew Sugars
CORINTH – Andrew Coleman Sugars, 75, died Monday, Sept. 20, 2010, after an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson Funeral Services of Corinth.
Angela Vanlandingham
TUPELO – Angela Maria Vanlandingham, 42, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010, at Sanctuary Hospice House after an extended illness. She was born July 8, 1968, in Tupelo to Andy Ellis and Evelyn Baldwin. She loved riding 4-wheelers in Splunge area. She enjoyed hanging out with all of her friends and cousins. Most of all she loved her mama, her kids and her grandkids, especially Katie Bug and her Punkin Doo.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Dan Wilemon officiating. Private burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.
Visitation will continue from 10 a.m. to service time today.
Survivors include her three daughters, Casey McCuller, Melissa Vanlandingham and Katie Rose Vanlandingham, all of Tupelo; four grandchildren, Dawson McCuller, Kaylie Vanlandingham, Braden Vanlandingham and Annabelle Vanlandingham, all of Tupelo; her mother, Evelyn Baldwin of Tupelo; her father, Andy Ellis (Barbara) of Shannon; one sister, Candy Walls of Blue Springs; a brother, A.J. Ellis of Shannon; her grandfather, Carl Kingsley of Tupelo; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Marjorie Kingsley, James Ellis and Ruth Ellis.
Pallbearers will be Nicky Nichols, Larry Riley, Todd Reese, Rusty Reese, Craig Reese, David Riley and David Jennings.
Condolences may be e-mailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.
Louise Branch
MEMPHIS – Louise Duncan Branch, 85, formerly of New Albany, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010, at the Fox Ridge Living Care Center in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Glenfield Funeral Home of New Albany.
Don Moore
ABERDEEN – Don Luther Moore died Friday, Sept. 17, 2010.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Jackson Mortuary in Aberdeen. Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Gene Sappington
WHEELER – William Eugene “Gene” Sappington, 88, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home.
Peyton Hancock
BURNSVILLE – Peyton Scott Hancock, infant son of Gary and Leann Merryman Hancock of Burnsville, died Monday, Sept. 20, 2010, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth.
Graveside services were Tuesday, Sept. 21, at the Burnsville City Cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Online condolences can be left at www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.
Sadie Smith
WALNUT – Sadie Marie Sharp Smith died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Hatchie Chapel Church. Burial will be in the Hatchie Chapel Cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. today and continue until service time Thursday at Hatchie Chapel Church.
To leave condolences, visit www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.
Daniel Knox
AMORY – Daniel Knox, 19, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010, in Starkville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Casey Gardner
ABERDEEN – Casey Gardner, 44, died Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial of Okolona.
Ida Holman
HOUSTON – Ida Dale Holman, 85, died Monday, Sept. 20, 2010, at the Shearer Richardson Nursing Home in Okolona. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial Funeral Home of Okolona.
Dorothy Chism
RIPLEY – Dorothy Chism died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010, at the Tippah County Hospital after a long illness. She was formerly of the Pleasant Ridge community. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn.
Joe C. Walker
TUPELO – Joe C. “Pete” Walker, 84, of Tupelo, Miss., died Sept. 17, 2010, at Darlington Oaks Hospice, after an extended illness. Mr. Walker was born in Plantersville, Miss., on December 3, 1925, to Charles Cleon Walker and Hattie Stovall Walker. His mother died while Mr. Walker was very young and he was raised to maturity by his father and stepmother, Sarah Clay Whitehead Walker. He attended school in Plantersville and Hurley, N.M., and he joined the U.S. Navy in 1943. He served as a Fire Control Technician on the destroyer USS Hadley (D.D.774) and was a veteran of the battle of Okinawa. On May 11, 1945, the Hadley was subjected to heavy attack from Japanese warplanes. The Hadley gun crews succeeded in shooting down 23 Japanese planes, before a bomb hit and two Kamikaze hits forced abandonment of the ship. Mr. Walker was wounded and he was awarded the Purple Heart. The Hadley crew received the Presidential Unit Citation for their service on May 11. After World War II, Mr. Walker served for three years aboard the destroyer, USS Orleck, which made three Western Pacific cruises, stretching from the Arctic Circle to India, with frequent stops in Occupied Japan. Later in his Navy career, Mr. Walker served as an instructor in the electronics and guided missile program schools at Bainbridge, Md., and he was an instructor with Fleet Training Group in San Diego, Calif., from 1958-1962. He retired from active duty in 1964, after which he worked with Whit’s Music in Tupelo for a number of years and he worked in insurance sales. He was an avid hunter, marksman, fisherman, and amateur gunsmith.
Services with military honors will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 24, 2010, at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues.
He is survived by three children, Barry J. Walker (Holly) of Tupelo, Miss., Sonya L. Walker of Forest Park, Ill., and USAF Col. Jon W. Walker (Melody) of Tokyo, Japan; a sister, Brenda Walker of Plantersville, Miss.; and five grandchildren, Kelly Walker Bost (Ty) of Tupelo, Mason Walker of Jacksonville, Fla., Macon Walker of Burke, Va., Joseph Walker and Mary Catherine Walker of Tokyo, Japan.
Mr. Walker was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Bobbie S. Cantrell Walker.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 4830 McWillie Circle, Jackson MS 39206; or the American Cancer Society, 1800 W. Main, Box 1, Tupelo MS 38801.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Buster Young
BOONEVILLE – T.C. “Buster” Young, 79, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010, at Scott-Del Cottage in Booneville. He was born Aug. 19, 1931, in Booneville. He was a member of Carolina United Methodist Church. He was a farmer his entire life. He grew up on his family’s farm, working in the field with his brothers and sisters. As a young married man, he joined his brothers in making dairy farming their life’s work. For over 40 years, he, his brother, their wives, and later his children worked seven days a week running a dairy farm. Their operation grew until they were milking 250 cows twice a day. They sold the dairy operation in the early 1990’s, but his love for the earth and working outside did not end. For most of his life, the demands of farming and family members’ health problems prevented him from traveling and vacationing. In recent years, he enjoyed going to the mountains and visiting historical places with family members and travel companies. He was always excited to share his experiences with everyone back home. He loved the simple pleasures of life, such as going to church, mowing his yard, eating Sunday dinner at his sister’s home, watching his son bale hay, going out to eat with his daughter to celebrate birthdays, and talking about the “old days” with friends and family.
Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. today, Sept. 22, 2010, at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Kerry Powell and Bro. Robert McCoy officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park.
He is survived by a daughter, Betty Jane Arnold of Booneville; two sisters, Elminea Potts and Hattie Downs, both of Booneville; a sister-in-law, Flossie Joyner of Baldwyn; a special friend and caregiver, Beulah Leach; a special nephew, Gerald Young; and a host of other nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Young, on Feb. 12, 1997; a son, Tom Young; an infant son, Tandy Eastland Young; two sisters, Mattie Calton and Mary Frank Inman; two brothers, William Young and Tootsie Young; and a brother-in-law, Bobby Joyner.
In lieu of flowers and gifts, the family requests memorial donations to the Carolina United Methodist Church Building Fund, 2001 Ninth St., Booneville, MS 38829.

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