Obituaries September 5, 2010

Bill Crumpton
MOOREVILLE – William Robert “Bill” Crumpton, 48, died Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, at his home in Mooreville. He was born on Sept. 25, 1962, in Aurora, Ill. to Jimmy C. Crumpton and Judi L. Stanford Dye. He graduated from Benton Central High School in Oxford, Ind. in 1981. He joined the U.S. Army and served with the 82nd Airborne Infantry in Panama. He lived in Mesa, Ariz. many years before moving to the Tupelo area five years ago. He worked in the plastics industry much of his life and was employed by InterPac Plastics in Tupelo at the time of his death. A member of the Keownville Baptist Church near New Albany, he enjoyed playing golf, hunting and all sports, especially watching the Chicago Cubs and Green Bay Packers play. He was an acclaimed little league umpire for area baseball teams and thoroughly enjoyed his contributions to area youth.
Services will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Keownville Baptist Church on Hwy. 30 east of New Albany with Bro. Jerry Bishop and Elder Nathan Pitney officiating. Burial will follow in in the church cemetery. Holland Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his two daughters, Taylor Crumpton of Tupelo and Samantha Crumpton of Mesa, Ariz.; their mother, Tammy Crumpton of Mesa, Ariz.; his grandchild, Logan Crumpton of Tupelo; his mother, Judie Dye (Clark) of Keownville; his father, Jimmy C. Crumpton (Sandy) of Mooreville; his brother, Jimmy Crumpton (Pennye) of Ripley; his sister, Elizabeth Crumpton of Ottowa, Ill.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until service time Wednesday, only at the church.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.
Nikasha Williams
CORINTH – Nikasha Williams, 39, died Sept. 4, 2010, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel.
Verlie Hinton
HOULKA – Verlie Elaine Blissard Hinton, 90, died Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, at Trace Regional Hospital in Houston. She was born Oct. 9, 1919, to Jonathan Alonzo Blizzard and Eva Adelle Lowery Blissard. She was a homemaker and a member of Houlka First Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Houlka First Baptist Church with the Rev. David Blackwell officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery in Houlka. Houston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her daughters, Joyce Turner, Betty Mack Daniel and her husband, Carl and Peggy Fitts and her husband, Richard, all of Houlka; her grandchildren, Melinda and Mike Kopp, Chris and Carra Turner, Carl Hinton and Dana Daniel and Wendy and Richard Huffman; her great-granchildren, Aislinn Kopp, Will Daniel, Emma-Claire Daniel, Mack Daniel, Karly Beth Huffman, Kayden Huffman, Colton Turner and Hannah Turner; and special friends, Dorothy Nell and Ed Dunkin.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Mack Hinton on July 31, 2004; and her son-in-law, G.C. “Bubba” Tuner Jr.
Visitation will be from noon until service time Monday at Houlka First Baptist Church.
Friends and family may leave a message on our online register book at houstonfuneralhomems.com.
Margie Clark
CORINTH – Margie Marie Newcomb Clark, 80, died Sept. 3, 2010, at Cornerstone Health and Rehab. She was born March 19, 1930. She attended South Corinth Baptist Church and was a housewife.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth with Bro. Charles Stephenson officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her son, Larry (Sandy) Clark of Columbus; her grandchildren, Bryan Clark of Columbus, Ohio, Julie Clark Hinson and her husband, Chris of Salem, Ore. and Joshua Clark and his wife, Amy of Fargo, N.D.; her great-grandchildren, Callie, Reagan and Kyndelle Hinson and Joel Clark; her brother, Bob (Kay) Lothenore of Flowermound, Texas; and her sister, Edna Mae Langston of Portage, Ind.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Marlin Clark; a daughter, Ann Clark Rainey; a grandchild, Stacy Ann Rainey; her parents, Edward Newcomb and Ella Mae Newcomb Lothenore; and brothers, Garland Newcomb, Charles Newcomb, Benny Newcomb, Clarence Newcomb, Cecil Newcomb and Herman Newcomb.
To send condolences online, visit www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.
Gary Lee
RIENZI – Gary Freed Lee, 62, died Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, at his home after an extended illness. He was a Christian and attended Meadow Creek United Methodist Church. He loved training and riding horses, hunting, especially coon hunting, and fishing with his good friend, Danny Short.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Danny Short and Bro. Jim Hall officiating. Burial will be in Tuscumbia Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Pam Brown Lee; his mother, Etheleene Lee of Rienzi; four daughters, Susan (Jimmy) Gray of Rienzi, Cherie (Ben) Maldonado of Jumpertown, Chasity Brown and Courtney Presley, both of Rienzi; one son, Gary Brian Lee of Jumpertown; one sister, Janeene (Terry) Barnett of Somerville, Tenn; seven grandchildren, D.J. (Melissa) Lee, Chandra (J.J.) Hoard, Andrea Gray, Morgan Gray, Mary Elizabeth Lee, Benjamin Maldonado III and Bailey Lynn “LeeLee” Gann; six great-grandchildren, Riley Hoard, Bryton Lee, Skyler Horton, Ethan Hoard, Makinly Lee and Jaydn Beene; one niece; and two nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, John Freed Lee.
Pallbearers will be Cody Brown, Ricky Lee, Kenneth Michael, Walter Welch, Tony Fitzsimmons, Bruce Padgett and Danny Lowrey.
Visitation will be until service time today.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
Harold Burleson
MOOREVILLE – Harold F. Burleson, 88, died Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. He was born Sept. 15, 1921, to Otis and Bessie Garmon Burleson. He was a United States Army Veteran of World War II, stationed at Pearl Harbor. He was a farmer, and he never lost his love for farming. He worked at Crafted Woods, Stone Container and Town and Country. He finally retired in 1999 from the City of Tupelo at the age of 78. He was a people person, who had many friends. He loved animals.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Joey Swords officiating. Burial will be in Old Union Cemetery in Palmetto. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Avis Burleson of Mooreville; three daughters, Donna Burleson Clingan, of Dorsey, who was his caregiver, Kathy Marks and Pam Hand (Gerald), both of Pontotoc; one son, Roger Clippard (Carolyn) of Shannon; 12 grandchildren, Mandi Burleson, Michael Brandon Stanford (Stephanie), Brittany Shay Stanford, Jennifer Farrar (William), Kitty Hand, Lesley Hand Smith, Hannah Hand Chunn (Josh), Gerald Hand II (Michelle), David Clippard (Tammy), Kim Sullivan, Chris Clippard and Kay Clippard; 24 great-grandchildren, Caden Michael Stanford, Macey Harlow Burleson, Bentlee Austin Stanford, Zoe, Penelope, Charlotte, Abby, Chaise, Jackson, Dustin, Blake, Tyler, Hayden, Ashley, Zack, Angel, Nathan, Carley, Josh, Leah, Taylor, Samantha, Jordan and Alex; one great-great-grandchild, Holly Blair; one sister, Tahnell Stone; and a special friend and cousin, Patricia Weaver Hood.
He was preceded in death by one grandchild, Roger Clippard Jr.; and one sister, Ann Shackett.
Pallbearers will be Michael Brandon Stanford, William Farrar, Chaise Farrar, Levi Peoples, David Clippard, Chris Clippard, Brent Adkins and Chop Smith.
Honorary pallbearers will be Caden Michael Stanford, Jackson Farrar, Milton Justice and Willie Gardner.
Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Isaac Riley
MANTACHIE – Isaac Riley, 71, died Sept. 4, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born April 22, 1939, to Early Welton and Jackie Pearl Davis Riley. He was the owner and operator of Riley Building Supply Inc. for over 50 years and a lifetime member of the Friendship Methodist Church where he served as a Sunday school teacher, Chairman of the Board and a lay speaker. He was past president of ICDC. He was one of the founders of Tombigbee Bank and one of the Board of Directors of BancorpSouth. He was also a member of the National Homebuilders Association and Allied Building Stores. He was a Gideon and a member of the Yellowcreek Port. He also served in the National Guard.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bobby Hankins and Bro. Darrell Sanderson officiating. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery. Senter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangments.
Survivors include his wife, Judi Riley; his daughter, Lori (Jimmy) Foote of Fulton; his son, Darrell (Amy) Riley of Mantachie; four grandchildren, Macy, Welton and Keely Riley and Cortney Foote; one brother, Jackie Dale (Beth) Riley of Mantachie; two sisters, Peggy (Buddy) Neely of Marietta and Linda (John) Thomas of Eupora; a brother-in-law, Tommy Gist of Fulton; and two sisters-in-law, Barbara Knight and Faye Riley of Mantachie.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Wayne Riley; and an infant brother.
Pallbearers will be Ronnie Riley, Ricky Riley, Gerald Neely, Matthew Riley, Johnny Long, Jimmy Long, Joe Davis and Ted Stanley.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m today and from 8 a.m. until service time Monday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Friendship Methodist Church Building Fund or to the Gideons.
Irene Foster
PALESTINE – Irene Sheffield Foster, 84, died Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010, at the Community Hospice Home in Verona after an extended illness. She retired from Reeds Mfg. and Mantachie Mfg. with over 32 years of service. She was a member of the Palestine United Methodist Church. She worked with the youth of the church for many years, and she loved to cook for her grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Joe Coggins, Bro. Ronnie Goodwin and Bro. John Foster officiating. Burial will be in Kirkville Cemetery. Waters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her son, Jerry Foster and Deborah of Kirkville; her daughter, Linda Hendrix and Roger of Saltillo; her grandchildren, John Foster and Kimberly of Fulton, Chris Foster and Tonya of Mantachie, Wesley Foster and Amanda of Ozark and Tia Clemons and Jay of Saltillo; her step great-grandchild, Annsleigh Justice; her sisters, Maxine Sheffield, Hazel Hall, Mildred Grammar and Dot Culver; her sisters-in-law, Alene Foster, Lou Houston, Ray Foster and Annie Hopkins; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Tison Foster; her parents, Willie and Mandy Holland Sheffield; her brothers, Edgar, Oliver, Flaudy and Lenard Sheffield; and her sister, Eula Mae Gardner.
Pallbearers will be John Foster, Chris Foster, Wesley Foster, Jay Clemons and Bud Davis.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Frankie Bennett
POTTS CAMP – Frankie Faye Bennett, 58, died Sept. 4, 2010, at her home in Potts Camp.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery in Hickory Flat. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Travis McClure
NEW ALBANY – Travis Dewayne McClure, 79, died Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. He was born May 21, 1931, in Union County to Newt McClure and Levinia Bailey McClure. He was a retired employee of Stratford and Barclay Industries. He also served as a Union County Constable. He was a member of The Anchor Holds Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Gary Tedford and the Rev. Mike Sanders officiating. Burial will be in Glenfield Memorial Park. United Funeral Service of New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Mamie Ruth Hogue McClure of New Albany; two daughters, Shirley Tedford (Gary) and Ann Moody (Tommy), both of New Albany; two sons, Dewayne McClure (Regina) and Danny Thomas (Janet), both of New Albany; three brothers, Dewitt McClure of Olive Branch, David McClure (Martha) and Tommy McClure (Sandra), both of New Albany; eight grandchildren, Brian Randle, Joey Moody, Amy Snyder, Scottie McClure, Mandy Roberson, Christie McCraw, Jennifer Harris and Steven Thomas; 24 four great-grandchildren; and special friends, Angela Bingham, Mary Ann Small and Steve Foster and family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Vernon McClure, Odis McClure, Jack McClure and Billy Fay McClure; an infant brother, James McClure; and a grandson, Delane Moody.
Pallbearers will be Billy Don McClure, Mike McClure, Ronnie McClure, Ted McClure, Jerry Hogue, Rusty McClure, Arnold “Junior” Grubbs and James Hogue.
Honorary pallbearers will be Devon Freeman, Benny Rakestraw, David Rowan, Danny Jordan and David Coleman.
In honor of Mr. McClure’s service to Union County, the State of Mississippi Flag will be flown during visitation and service.
For online condolences, visit unitedfuneralservice.com.
Bessie Jaggers
NESBIT – Bessie “Betty” Taylor Jaggers, 73, died Sept. 3, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital, Desoto in Southaven after an extended illness. She was born Dec. 3, 1936, in Memphis to Marshall Taylor and Mary Kilpatrick Taylor. She was married to Herman Jaggers, formerly of Pontotoc, in November of 1986, and they shared 24 happy years together. In her earlier years, she worked as a home health nurse and held a couple of other positions before retiring and becoming a housewife. She was a Baptist and enjoyed studying her Bible. She loved her special puppy dog, Wendy.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Baldwin-Nowell Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Bro. Fred Hartley officiating. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Memorial Park Cemetery in Memphis. Baldwin-Nowell Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, Herman Jaggers of Nesbit; one daughter, Debbie Johnson (Wilborn) of Gulf Breeze, Ala.; one daughter-in-law, Panela Hensley of Yacoma, Wash.; one stepson, Steve Jaggers of Blue Springs; three sisters, Marlene Rich (Randy) of Millington, Tenn., Patricia McCurdy (Red) of Moscow, Tenn. and Charlene Pelton of Benton, Ark.; her favorite brother, William Mask (Sandy) of Pineville, La.; two grandchildren, Jessie and Tony Jaggers; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her son, Macky Hensley.
Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Rebecca Love
PONTOTOC – Rebecca Marie Love died Sept. 4, 2010, in Pontotoc. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
Claude Ware Jr.
CORINTH – Claude Ware Jr. “Jack” died Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson’s Funeral Home.
Janie Vaughan Shannon
SHANNON – Janie Vaughan Shannon, 105, went home to be with the Lord on Sept. 4, 2010, at her home. A lifelong resident of Shannon, she was born July 22, 1905, to Andrew Jackson Vaughan and Addie Seale Vaughan. She was a 1924 graduate of Shannon High School and the oldest member of Shannon First Baptist Church. She was baptized and joined the church Aug. 30, 1918. Throughout the years, she was actively involved in serving the Lord.
After high school she was a clerk at Redus Brothers Mercantile and Shannon Brothers Grocery in old downtown Shannon. During WWII, she worked in Praire at Gulf Ordinance Plant, making ammunition for the military. For many years, she and her sister, Mary Ware Hood, enjoyed chair weaving for the public. She also enjoyed cooking, crocheting, and most of all, spending time with family and friends, who affectionately knew her as “Mama Jane.”
Mary Annice Guice Hitch
WAVELAND – Mrs. Mary Ann Hitch peacefully passed over on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010, in her home in Waveland following a brief illness. Mary “Mary Ann,” a native of Shreveport, La., was a former resident of Metairie, La. and a long time resident of Tupelo.
Mrs. Hitch, a graduate of Centenary College in Shreveport, La., was an active member of the Tupelo Community as former owner of Hitches Old Things antique store, volunteer in the NMMC Hospital Auxiliary, former Talk Show Co-Host and Host, school teacher, Girl Scout Cookie Area Chairman, active church and choir member in the 1st Presbyterian and 1st United Methodist Church of Tupelo, and most recently, a member of Munholland Methodist Church in Metairie, La. Mary Ann loved the City of Tupelo and received many awards for her active involvement and dedication to the preservation and beautification of the city and as a long time member, former officer and past president of the Tupelo Garden Club.
Mrs. Hitch was preceded to heaven by her husband, Mr. William A. Hitch Jr.; her mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Guice; her sister, Ouida Moore Rice; and her brother, W.M. Guice. She is most loved and missed by her daughter, Ann R. McCook and two grandchildren, Elizabeth McCook and Kate Vosloh; her closest friend, Betty Cagle; her niece, Ouida Ann Rice; her nephew, W.M. Guice; her nephew W.R. Guice; her great-nephews Adam and Adrian Guice; her great niece Anita Ruth Watson; her son, William R. McCook Jr.; her beloved Belle; numerous great-great- nieces and nephews; and her close friends.
A small family service was held at Fahey Funeral Home in Waveland. Family burial services will be held at a later date in Shreveport, La. at Forest Park Cemetery.
In lieu of any flowers, please send donations to honor my mother and in thanks for her years of service in Tupelo to the Tupelo Garden Club Mary Ann Hitch Memorial Fund, attn: Ann Godwin, 2730 Northplace Drive, Tupelo, MS 38804. Please direct any questions to her daughter at 504-818-4978.
Thank you for your many years of love and friendship, her Family.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Shannon First Baptist Church. with Bro. Jack Maroon and Bro. John Box officiating and musical selections by Randy Wood. Burial will be in Shannon Cemetery. W.E. Pegues is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her daughter, Mary Jane Rinehart and her husband, Harold, of Shannon; three granddaughters, Sherrye Moses, Nancy Hutcheson (Mike) and Amy Hester, all of Shannon; three great-granddaughters, Jordan Hutcheson Mansell (Matthew), Anna Grace Westmoreland (Patrick) and Hope Russell; three great-grandsons, Jake Martin (Shanna), Dallas Hutcheson and Stone Hutcheson; four great-great-grandchildren Savanna Martin, Blaine Martin, Addilyn Mansell and Noah Westmoreland; one sister-in-Law, Merle Hill Vaughan of Amory; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, George V. Shannon; one brother, James Agnew Vaughan; and one sister, Mary Ware Vaughan Hood.
Pallbearers will be Jake Martin, Blaine Martin, Dallas Hutcheson, Stone Hutcheson, Matthew Mansell, John Mark McCord and Patrick Westmoreland.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time Monday at the church.
The family offers special thanks to NMMC Hospice.
Memorials may be made to Shannon First Baptist Church building fund, P.O. Box 21, Shannon, MS 38868.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

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