Obituaries September 3, 2011

By NEMS Daily Journal

Annie Lou Thompson
CORINTH – Annie Lou Thompson, 90, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, at the Mississippi Care Center. She was born May 8, 1921. She was a retired garment seamstress and a member of Central Pentecostal Church. She enjoyed quilting, cooking and spending time with her family, especially her great-grandchildren. She always put herself last to make sure everyone else’s needs were met. Her love for her family was unconditional.
Services were Friday, Sept. 2, at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth with the Rev. Terry Harmon and the Rev. Warren Jones officiating. Burial was in Shady Grove Methodist Church Cemetery.
She is survived by her sons, Gerald Mitchell (Martha) and Harold Mitchell, all of Corinth; a daughter, Doris Doles of Corinth; a sister, Inez Hughey of Southaven; grandchildren, Anthony (Vickie) Mitchell, Elaine Dildy, Stacy (Scotty) Michael and Kristy Martin; great-grandchildren, Hunter and Kelsea Michael, Kayla and Cody Dildy, Cheyenne Martin, and Brandon and Kaitlyn Mitchell.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Douglas Mitchell and James Thompson; her parents, Henry and Mattie Ross Carmon; and several brothers and sisters.
Condolence can be left at www.memorialcorinth.com.

Bessie Dodd
LAMAR – Bessie Lee Dodd, 92, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, at her home in Lamar. She was born Sept. 3, 1918, in Tippah County to Lee Janes and Evie Huddleston. She was a homemaker and a charter member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Holly Springs Funeral Home with Bro. Robert Buse officiating. Burial will be in the Ashland Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Thomas Dodd (Delane) of Lamar; three daughters, Evie Greer of Southaven, Dora Berryman (Horace) of Del Rio, Texas, and Ruby King of Lamar; one sister, Virginia Simpson of Southaven; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore Dodd; her parents; a brother, J.E. Janes; and three grandchildren, Matthew Dodd, Lakishia King and Harley Fowler.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be left at www.hsfuneralhome.com.

Annie Coker
ELLISTOWN – Annie Bell Floyd Coker, 94, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany. She was born on Sept. 17, 1916, in Union County to James “Jim” Floyd and Bitha Ann Medlin Floyd. She was a homemaker and a longtime member of Ellistown Baptist Church, where she enjoyed the Senior Citizens Club. She loved flowers, quilting, and she was an avid reader. She loved her family and her grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Ellistown Baptist Church with Bro. Mike Powell and Bro. Keith Benefield officiating. Burial will be in the Ellistown Cemetery. United Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters Barbara Coffey (Sammy) of Etta and Sandra Wood (Frank) of Tupelo; two sons, Tommy Coker (Brenda) and David Coker (Joan), all of Ellistown; a special friend, Sherry Moore of Ellistown; two brothers, Travis Floyd (Martha) of New Albany and Rev. Billy Floyd (Clara) of West Virginia; 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Hubert A. Coker; four sisters, Nancy Sanford, Willie Pearl Chism, Vera May Dye and an infant sister; one brother, Clifton Floyd; and one grandchild, Christopher Coker.
Pallbearers will be Sammy Coker, Larry Coker, Billy Coker, Neil Roberts, Robert Wiggington and Mike Moore. Honorary pallbearers will be her grandsons.
The body will lie in state at the church from 1 to 2 p.m. today.
For online condolences, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.

Julia Hammond
WEST POINT – Julia Pulliam Hammond, 78, died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Shady Grove McCondy Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Carter’s Mortuary Services of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Charlotte Grisham
BURNSVILLE – Charlotte Louise Grisham, 52, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, at Mt. Zion Church. Burial will be in Mt. Evergreen Cemetery in Iuka. Ludlam Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time Tuesday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made for funeral expenses.

Frances Baker
PONTOTOC – Frances Baker, 87, died Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, at the Clay County Medical Center in West Point. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Baldwin Nowell Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

Shirley Jumper
NEW ALBANY – Shirley Burchfield Jumper, 68, died Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. She was born July 6, 1943, in Union County to Elbert Mo Burchfield and Audie Ashley Burchfield. She was an employee of Ashley Furniture before becoming disabled. She was a member of the Apostolic Revival Center in New Albany. She loved taking care of her grandchildren and being outdoors in the spring of the year.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Apostolic Revival Center with Bro. Steve Denton and Bro. Buddy Gordon officiating. Burial will be in Vista Memorial Park. United Funeral Service in New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, Ray H. Jumper of New Albany; a daughter, Susan Stevens (Robert) of Myrtle; two stepdaughters, Donna Graham (Cory) and Lisa Roark, both of New Albany; a sister, Sharon Powell (Lynn) of Tupelo; two grandchildren, Samantha Stevens and Zachery Jumper, both of Myrtle; and eight stepgrandchildren, Kayla Stevens, Tyler Thomas, Emma Graham, Drake Graham, Tyler Graham, Brian Christopher Beaty, Velora Beaty and Skyla Beaty.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Sylvia McCloud, Sybil Bryan and Betty Thomley; and three brothers, Johnny Burchfield, Jackie Burchfield and Rickey Burchfield.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
For online condolences, visit unitedfuneralservice.com.

Linda Pollan
EUPORA – Linda Gail Pollan, 53, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, in Eupora.
A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora.
Visitation will be from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Betty Quay Palmer
EGGVILLE – Betty Quay Palmer, 69, died Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, at The Sanctuary Hospice House. She was born March 19, 1942, in Lee County to Clyde and Vera Robbins Smith. She was a 1961 graduate of Mooreville High School. She was a member of Eggville Free Will Baptist Church.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Eggville Free Will Baptist Church with Dr. Gerald Gann officiating. Burial will be in Eggville Cemetery. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Robert Palmer of the Eggville community; three sons, Steve Palmer (Kimberly) of the Eggville community, Todd Palmer (Melony) of West Point and Mark Palmer (Lea) of Baldwyn; nine grandchildren, Brianna Palmer, Johann Palmer (fiancampé, Tiffany Castle), Caleb Palmer, Julia Ann Palmer, Roy Kyle Palmer, Christopher Palmer, Rebecca Palmer, Cayliana Newman and Logan Palmer; one great-grandchild, Caden Palmer; one brother, Ernest Smith (Jan) of Tupelo; one sister-in-law, Margie Smith of the Eggville community.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Holland and Aaron Smith; and one sister, Faye Gattis.
Pallbearers will be Brad Smith, Chad Smith, Johann Palmer, Caleb Palmer, Tony Williams and Cody Williams.
Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Annie Frederick
AMORY – Annie Ophelia Frederick, 94, died on Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center. She was born on May 13, 1917, in the Parham community. Mrs. Frederick attended Hatley School. She lived in Hatley before moving to Amory in 2003. Retiring in 1979, she was an inspector with Red Kap in Hatley. She was a faithful member of Christian Chapel Church of Christ. She loved to cook and enjoyed visiting with and helping other people, gardening, reading her Bible and listening to gospel music.
She is survived by her sons, Gene Frederick (Ethrene) of Fulton and Jimmy Frederick (Joyce) of Aberdeen; sisters, Marie Verotti of Hemet, Calif., Verdean Sharp of Copperas Cove, Texas, Judy Cox and Jewel Levy, both of Cantonment, Fla., Linda Hughes of Jumpertown, O’Clay Sloan of Amory and Mattie Upton of Hatley; a brother, William Riley Frederick of Hatley; grandchildren, Patricia Graham (Roy), Alene Frederick and Ashley Frederick; three great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and two brothers.
A Celebration of Life Service will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Bro. David Highland officiating. Burial will follow in New Hope Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to Community Hospice, P.O. Box 333, Sherman, MS 38869.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Thelma Ginn
FULTON – Thelma M. Ginn, 85, died Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McNeece-Morris Funeral Home of Fulton.
Henry Dean
IUKA – Henry “Duck” Dean 81, died Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Iuka. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka.

Rakeyta Rhyan
MOSCOW, Tenn. – Rakeyta Komaneich Rhyan, 30, died Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011, on North Slayden Road near Concord Road in Slayden.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Greater Works Deliverance Ministries in Collierville, Tenn. Burial will be in Williams Temple Church of God in Christ Cemetery in Moscow, Tenn. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 10 to 10:55 a.m. today at the church.

Syble Ligon
BURNSVILLE – Syble A. Ligon, 75, died Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Harmony Hill Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Corinthian Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today and from 1 p.m. to service time Sunday.

Frances Joyner
TUPELO – Frances Elkin Joyner, 101, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, at The Sanctuary Hospice House after a brief illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Dwyatte Turner
ECRU – Dwyatte Turner, 53, died Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Pontotoc. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

Virgil Spearman
SHANNON – Virgil Spearman, 89, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011 at Darlington Oaks Hospice after a brief illness. He was born in Saltillo on Nov. 18, 1921, to James and Maudie Spearman. He was a World War II United States Army veteran, serving as a tail gunner on a B-24. He was a longtime farmer and carpenter, and a member of the Church of Christ. He enjoyed gardening, raising crops and cattle, and spending time with his dog, Sam.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. today at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. David Westmoreland officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include his sister, Clytee Spearman Woods of Belden, and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parent; one sister, Estelle Markham; six brothers, Oscar “Tump” Spearman, Clovis Spearman, Henry Spearman, Earnest Spearman, R.Q. Spearman and Cecil Spearman.
Pallbearers will be Frank McCarley, Thomas Reeves, Curtis Spearman, Patrick Spearman, Nathan Spearman and Sonny Spearman.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.leememorialonline.com.

Ben Wright
BATESVILLE – Benson Dion “Ben” Wright, 34, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, at University Medical Center in Jackson. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford.

My’Angel Mayes
OXFORD – My’Angel Mayes, infant daughter of LaToria King and Desmond Mayes, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford.
Graveside services were held Friday, Sept. 2, at West Springhill Church Cemetery in Oxford. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford was in charge of the arrangements.

Kate Rogers
NEW ALBANY – Kate Rogers, 106, died Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, at Dogwood Plantation in New Albany. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service in New Albany.

Johnny Hopkins
CORINTH – Johnny Dora Hudson Hopkins, 78, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, at Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 1 p.m. to service time Sunday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be left at www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.

Joyce Rinehart
GLEN – Sarah Joyce Rinehart, 60, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital East.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Glendale Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time today at the church.
Online condolences may be left at www.magnolifuneralhome.net.

Alton Woods
ABERDEEN – Alton Woods, 78, died Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

George Fishwick
AMORY – George Edmond Fishwick, 48, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Sonny Brown
On Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, Elbridge M. “Sonny” Brown slipped his earthly bonds and left this world to join in a glorious homecoming celebration with family and friends who had left before him to meet at the feet of Jesus. Services will be held at Hixson Funeral Home Chapel of DeRidder, La., at 10 a.m. today, Sept. 3. Visitation will continue from 9 a.m. to service time today.
He was born in Frierson, La., Sept. 16, 1917. Our Dad loved and served his Lord. He accepted Christ as a child and joined First Baptist Church of Frierson, La., where he spent most of his childhood and was baptized in a mill pond in that area. He later served as deacon in First Baptist Church of Rodessa, La., First Baptist Church of Bernice, La., and First Baptist Church of DeRidder, La. He was also an active member of the Masonic Lodge in Bernice, La., and DeRidder, La. He was first initiated into the Lodge as a brother in February 1954, Passed in March 1954 and Raised in May 1954.
Dad was retired from H.L. Hunt Oil Co., having worked at plants in Lisbon, La., Ragley, La., and Kinder, La.
Dad was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Gwyndolyn Fuller Brown; his parents, Marion M. “Peck” Brown and Isadora Upp Brown of Frierson, La.; three brothers, Telemachus Marion Brown, Wentworth Rosecran Brown and Roy Lee Brown; and three sisters, Lila May Malone, Georgia Elizabeth Randall and Lucille Clydia Revis.
Dad is survived by two sisters, Bernice Douthitt of Centerville, Texas, and Betty Jane Yacavoni of Middleburg, Fla.; one daughter, Julia Carroll and her family of Houston, Texas; two sons, Roy A. Brown and his family of Lafayette, La., and Michael Brown and wife, Ruby, of DeRidder, La.; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Dad is also a descendant (great-grandson) of Capt. Telamachus Cambridge Brown, Company E, 9th Miss. Cav., CSA, and his first wife, Adaline Westmoreland Brown of Okolona.
Pallbearers will be fellow Masons and Deacons of First Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Agape Clinic.