By NEMS Daily Journal
HAMILTON – Barbara Jean Watson Jamerson, 73, died Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, at her residence in Hamilton. She was born Aug. 15, 1938, to Flavis Watson and Vera Sanderson Watson in Marion County, Ala. She lived most of her life in Hamilton, where she was a member of Center Hill Baptist Church. She retired after 30 years at Farmer’s Gin in Hamilton. She loved spending time with family and friends, cooking and working in the garden.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Center Hill Baptist Church in Hamilton with Bro. Terry Edwards and Bro. Robert Moore officiating. Burial will be in Center Hill Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Brenda Jane Atkins and husband, Glenn, and Vicki Renae Thompson and husband, Ken, all of Hamilton; three sisters, Lavern Latham of Amory, Eleanor Jackson and husband, Dexter, of Aberdeen, and Evonne Patterson of Moulton, Ala.; two brothers, Vernon Watson and wife, Becky, of Amory and Jerry Watson and wife, Carolyn, of Hamilton, Ala.; five grandchildren, Morgan Atkins, Clay Atkins, Tori Hartley and husband, Jon, Cody Thompson and Curtis Thompson; one great-grandchild, Alivia Lane Frembgen; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 50 years, Max Jamerson; and one brother, Verlon Watson.
Pallbearers will be Clay Atkins, Cody Thompson, Curtis Thompson, Jon Hartley, Greg Mixon and Dustin Goodwin.
Honorary pallbearers will be Tony Robinson, Travis Thompson, Doyle Thompson, Henry Adams, Tommy Dahlem, J. C. Evans, Roy Tucker Jr. and Mitch Mitchell.
Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home and from 10 a. m. until service time at Center Hill Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to Center Hill Cemetery Fund or a favorite charity.
To sign the register and send condolences online, visit www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
TUPELO – Irma Hamm Stubbs, 90, died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. She was the widow of General Van T. Stubbs Sr. and mother of Patsy Stubbs Gregory and Van T. “Buddy” Stubbs.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the First Presbyterian Church in Tupelo. Burial will follow in Lee Memorial Park. Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and from 10 a.m. to service time Friday at McFadden Hall at the church.
Condolences may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CORINTH – Margaret Gaston Nabors, 94, died Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, at her residence. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and the widow of a United Methodist Minister. Ms. Nabors worked as a first grade teacher in Saltillo and Clarksdale for 17 years.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Christ United Methodist Church with Dr. Danny Rowland officiating. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in North Carrollton. McPeters Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one son, James Nabors (Fan) of Memphis; two daughters, Barbara Kathryn N. Anglin of Tupelo, and Carolyn Goldsmith (Walter) of Byhalia; one brother, Herbert Gaston of Powtucket, R.I.; two sisters, Annie Dell Hess of Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Evelyn Randle of Starkville; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John Davis and Annie Mae Savage Gaston; her husband, Rev. James Luther Nabors Jr.; four brothers; one sister; and one great grandchild.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time Saturday at the church.
Condolences may be made at mcpetersfuneraldirectors.com.
NEW ALBANY – Q.T. Walker, 93, died Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. He was born Dec. 21, 1917, in Itawamba County to Mose Mendall Walker and Shaler Guin Walker. He was a retired Civil Service employee at Millington Naval Air Station, where he worked as a water plant operator. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in New Albany.
Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Tim Alexander officiating. Burial will be in the Kirkville Cemetery. United Funeral Service in New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by two daughters, Karen Dillard of Tupelo and Marlys Walker of Franklin, Ga.; three sons, Terry Walker of Lilburn, Ga., Mike Walker of Arlington, Tenn., and Andy LaGrone of Jackson; seven grandchildren, Richard Walker, Tracy Smith, Alex Dillard, Erin Walker Dillard, Shelley Wilson Walker, Christy Davis and Lisa Dunlap; 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Wilma Walker; a grandson, Jeff Walker; two sisters. Etoil South and Autry Miller; and two brothers, Ray Walker and Carl Walker.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
For online condolences visit unitedfuneralservice.com.
WEST POINT – Deborah Joyce Casey, 62, died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. She was born on Aug. 5, 1949, in Vardaman to Henry Wayne and Opal Griffin Casey. She was a retired retail operations manager for Mossey Oak and a member of Christ United Methodist Church. She had a great love for animals.
Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Greenwood Cemetery with the Rev. Sarah Windham officiating. Robinson Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by a sister, Dorothy Nation (Jim) of Alachua, Fla.; nieces, Marie Nation Becker (Mark) of Orange Park, Fla., Patti Nation Fornwalt (Doug) of Dallas, Texas; nephew, Jim Nation Jr. (Rochelle) of Roswell, Ga.;; great-nieces, Meredith Becker, Marian Becker and Brittney Gonzalez; great-nephew, Casey Fornwalt.
Memorials may be made to Christ United Methodist Church, 1230 Oak Drive, West Point, MS 39773 or Clay County Animal Shelter, 1212 Old Tibbee Rd., West Point, MS 39773.
Friends may send condolences online at robinsonfh.net.
Elton Graham Sr.
OXFORD – Elton Graham Sr., 33, died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.
TUPELO – George Thornton, 86, died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary in Tupelo.
HOLLY SPRINGS – Lorenzo Gipson, 56, died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, in Waterford.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Jeffrie Chapel M.B. Church in Abbeville. Burial will be in Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Abbeville. J.F. Brittenum and 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 and from noon to 12:55 p.m. Thursday at the church. There will be no viewing after the eulogy.
HOLLY SPRINGS – Harry Lee Shipp, 75, died Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, at his home in Holly Springs.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at New Hope CME Church in Holly Springs. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and 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 and from 10 to 10:55 a.m. Thursday at the church. There will be no viewing after the eulogy.
HOLLY SPRINGS – Betty Gray Gadd, 66, died Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. She was born April 10, 1945, in Waterford to Willie Owens and Ruby Hughes Owens. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Holly Springs Funeral Home with Bro. Frank Feathers officiating. Burial will be in McKay Cemetery in Hickory Flat.
Survivors include her husband, Frank Gadd of Holly Springs; one daughter, Tammie Waddle Sanders of Holly Springs; one sister, Lillie Keel of Holly Springs; two grandchildren, Rachel Waddle and Regan Waddle.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Ruby Owens; a brother, Willie Owens Jr.; and a sister, Marie Russom.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
DUMAS – Glenda Ann Michael, 50, died Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born Feb. 14, 1961, to Elmer Michael and Billie Holley Michael. She was a member of New Life Mission Church and a homemaker.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at New Life Mission Church with Bro. Clyde Davis and Sis. Kathy Davis officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Mound Cemetery. Ripley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her daughter, Shayna Copeland (Robby) of Ripley; two sisters, Janice Moore (Terry) of Booneville and Brenda Barnes (David) of Holly Springs; three brothers, Dale Michael and Geary Michael (Deborah), all of Dumas, and Jerry Michael (Crystal) of Saltillo.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Janie Lopez and Linda Michael.
Visitation will be 5 p.m. today until time for service Thursday at New Life Mission Church.
To view obituaries online and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.
SMITHVILLE – John Melvin Hill, 69, died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, at his residence in Smithville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.
PONTOTOC – Bessie Faye Davis, 91, died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in Tupelo. She was a homemaker and a member of Green Valley Baptist Church. She kept children in her home for more than 40 years. She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren with all her heart.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Bro. Jimmy Russell officiating. Burial will be in Thaxton Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Roger Davis; her grandchildren, Lesley Baldwin (Randal), Vikki McDonald (Jimmy), Rickey Davis (Ronda), Randy Davis (Dee) and Megan Davis; great-grandchildren, Kyra Pate (Justin), Taylor and Logan McDonald, Destiny Tackett, Riley Baldwin, Zack and Alex Davis, Adrianna Foster, Jon Gray and Lauren Davis, Marissa and Coley Davis.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Davis; her parents, Lone and Sally White; a stepdaughter, Katherine Hipp; a brother, Jessie White; three sisters, Ludell Phillips, Lora Mae White and Nora Pinion; and a daughter-in-law, Margaret Davis.
Pallbearers will be Taylor McDonald, Logan McDonald, Q.P. Phillips, Tim Phillips, Justin Pate and Zach Davis
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday.
MANTACHIE – Joseph Lee Earnest, 76, died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McNeece -Morris Funeral Home in Mantachie.
Visitation will be from 1 until 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Ray H. Denson
TISHOMINGO – Ray H. Denson, 82, died Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. He was a native of Prentiss County and a business owner. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Belmont and the American Legion. He was a member of Belmont Lodge 237, the Scottish Rites, a Shriner and Order of the Eastern Star. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. J.B. Burns, Bro. Bobby Watkins and Bro. Bill Burcham officiating. Burial will be in East Prentiss Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are his wife, Edith M. Denson of Tishomingo; one brother, John L. Denson of Belmont; two nephews, Greg Denson (Angela) and Jamie Denson (Cindy), all of Belmont; four great-nephews, Brian Denson, Taylor Denson, Brady Denson and Jacob Denson; one great-great-niece, McKaylia Denson; two great-great-nephews, Ethan Denson and Braxton Denson; a sister-in-law, Lydia E. Miller of New Site; a brother-in-law, William D. McKinney of Weirsdale, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Hillyer and Ethel McNiece Denson.
Pallbearers will be Terry Wood, Steve Thorn, Clyne Pounders, Michael White, Keith Deaton, Robert Logan and Paul Clements. Honorary pallbearers will be Quitman Johnson, Walter Wynn, Charles McGill, Hollis Boyd, Jerry George, Gene Cooley and John Stockton.
Visitation will be 5 to 9 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home in Belmont and until service time on Thursday.
Thomas Scott Clemons
PONTOTOC – Thomas Scott Clemons, 23, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011, in Pontotoc. He was born Oct. 1, 1987, in Tupelo. He attended Itawamba Community College. He was employed at Camp&C Machine Shop in Pontotoc. His greatest joy in life was his family and friends, music, movies and spending time with his brother, Chris.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Browning Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Hamilton officiating. Burial will follow in the West Heights Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his father and stepmother, Mark and Becky Clemons of Sherman; his mother, Sherry Kay Magness of Mantachie; a brother, Chris Clemons of Pontotoc; a sister, Allison Cox of New Albany; his grandmothers, Rebekah Clemons of Pontotoc and Sara Magness of the Auburn communtiy; uncles, Wesley Clemons of Coldwater, Jimmy Clemons of Melbourne, Fla., Mitch Caver of Baldwyn, Steve Caver of Ajijic, Mexico, and David Magness of Auburn; an aunt, Lisa Hall (William) of Guntown; nieces, Rylee Clemons of Tupelo and Carley Beth Adams of New Albany; nephews, Mason Clemons of Ecru, Miles Cox of New Albany and Colton Clemons of Fulton.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Charles Magness and Alvis Clemons; and his grandmother, Mary Sue Caver.
Pallbearers will be Mitch Caver, Cliff Cox, Joseph Williams, Paul Williams Jr., Chris Jenkins and Donald Wilson.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be offered at www.browningpontotoc.com.
NEW ALBANY – Roy O’Neil Yates, 86, died Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. He was born March 2, 1925, in Sherman to Donnie Raymond Yates and Mary Lou Rowland Yates. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was retired employee of the Bell Telephone Company. He was a member of the Gideons International, Bell South Pioneers, the American Legion and the Bethlehem Methodist Church.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Bethlehem Methodist Church with the Rev. Jeff Lawrence, Rev. Rank Boyte and Rev. Gary Yates officiating. Burial will be in the Bethlehem Church Cemetery. United Funeral Service in New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mary Coleman Yates of New Albany; two daughters, Janice McConnell (Mike) of Gainesville, Ga., and Lisa Williamson (Bobby) of New Albany; two sons, Ronnie Yates (Vaughnda) and Hugh Yates (Nancy), both of New Albany; a sister, Lula Heaton of New Albany; a brother, Jimmy Dale Yates (Patricia) of New Albany; 12 grandchildren, Kristen Turner (Tommy) of Tupelo, Rob Yates (Melanie) of Louisville, Kyle Yates of Memphis, Michael McConnell (Alejandra) and John McConnell, both of Gainesville, Ga., Ashley Jumper (Shane), Anna Holmes (John), Brian Williamson, Amber Williamson, Brooke Gordon (Robert), Kelly Robbins (Heath) and Russ Yates, all of New Albany; and eight great-grandchildren, Reed, Luke and Mary Flynn Yates of Louisville, Daniel McConnell of Georgia, Berkley Holmes, Paxton and Kinsley Gordon, and Jaxon Robbins, all of New Albany.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, J.M. Yates, Hilton Yates and Douglas Yates.
Pallbearers will be Vance Witt, Vince Jordan, Bobby Armstrong, James Lacy Jennings, Benny Little and Ken Anderson. Honorary pallbearers will be the nephews of the Yates and Coleman families.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service time Thursday.
In honor of Mr. Yates, United Funeral Service Inc. will fly the flag of the United States Navy at the funeral home during visitation and service.
For online condolences visit unitedfuneralservice.com.
CORINTH – Sylvester Fernando, 38, died Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, at his home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Light House Foundation. Burial will be in Forrest Hill Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from noon to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
TISHOMINGO – Ronald James McVay, 56, died Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, at his sister’s home in Booneville. He was a native of Tishomingo County and a logger. He was a member of Jones Chapel Free Will Baptist Church in Booneville.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Rick Johnson and Bro. Terry Hutcheson officiating. Burial will be in Paradise Cemetery at Tishomingo. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are one son, Ronnie McVay of Rienzi; his former wife, Juanita McVay of Rienzi; three sisters, Hilda McDougal (Jimmy) of Booneville, Judy Deaton (Claudie) of Golden and Vanda McVay of Iuka; one brother, Kenneth McVay (Nita) of Tishomingo; a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, James Dock McVay; his mother, Dorothy Flanagan McVay, his stepfather, Homer Hammock; and a nephew, Jason Loveless.
Pallbearers will be Kenneth McVay, Bubba Wilson, Robert Deaton, Jimmy Dale Gann, Kenneth Clingan and Kenneth Johnson. Honorary pallbearers will be Andy Deaton, Chad Nunley, James Nunley, Matthew Lovelace, Logan Thomas, Preston Goode and Colin Middleton.
Visitation will continue until service time today at the funeral home.
RIPLEY – James Robert Cissom, 69, died Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. He was born Jan. 5, 1942, to James Henry and Ruby Windham Cissom in Ripley. He was a self-employed electrician and a member of People’s Baptist Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Bro. Sammy Barnett officiating. Burial will be in Tippah Memorial Gardens in Ripley.
Survivors include his wife, Claire Conn Cissom of Ripley; one son, Rickey Cissom (LaWanna) of Hazel Green, Ala.; five grandchildren, Jennifer Holland (Clint), Katherine Mitchell (Kevin), Geoffrey Cissom (Shawna), Melissa Cissom and Ayla Jones (Jarrett); six great-grandchildren, Austin, Benjamin, Matthew, Christopher, Braxton and Ayden.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, James Keith Cissom and Kerry Lee Cissom; and three brothers, Thomas Albert Cissom, John C. Cissom and Melvin Cissom.
Pallbearers will be Johnny Cissom, Kennith Cissom, Robert Bryant, C.B. Gates, Billy Conn and Johnny Conn.
Visitation will continue from 7 a.m. to service time today at the funeral home.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit mcbridefuneralhome.com.
POTTS CAMP – James Ralph Taylor, 72, died Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, in Verona. He was born Oct. 22, 1938, in Benton County to Joe and Lizzie Viola Taylor. He was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church and a maintenance worker.
Services were Monday, Sept. 26, at Holly Springs Funeral Home with Bro. Clyde Thompson officiating. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery at Hickory Flat.
Survivors include his wife, Thelma Clayton Taylor of Potts Camp; two sons, David Scott Taylor and James Donald Taylor, both of Potts Camp; two daughters, Pamela Renee Ellsworth of Tupelo and Lisa Johnson of Holly Springs; a sister, Reba Jean Elliott of Hickory Flat; four grandchildren, Brittney Johnson House, Stacey A. Taylor, Ashley D. Taylor and Trey Johnson; two great-grandchildren, David Cole Taylor and Tristan Alan House.
AMORY – Lula Rose Peeler Wiygul, 83, died Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.