Obituaries, Sunday, March 14, 1999

AUTHOR: JUDYC

Obituaries, Sunday, March 14, 1999

Troy C. Hughes

FULTON Troy C. Hughes, 85, died Friday, March 12, 1999, at Tupelo Manor Nursing Home. He was the son of the late Andrew Jackson and Sula Wilson Hughes. He was a lifelong resident of Itawamba County where he had farmed most of his life. He was a member of the Plain View Church of Christ.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Ministers Russ Crosswhite and Cliff Jarrell officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include three sisters, Marie Webb and Vula Rae Johnson, both of Fulton and Mildred Gregory of New Albany; one brother, Dee Hughes of Fulton; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Elthem Hughes, Wiley Hughes and Roy B. Hughes.

Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until service time today.

Addie Mae Harris

GREENWOOD SPRINGS Addie Mae Harris, 87, died Friday, March 12, 1999, at Aberdeen-Monroe County Hospital. She was born in the Cobbtown community of Lamar County, Ala., to the late George Mosley and Amanda Jane Sanderson Mosley. She was a resident of the Splunge community and was a member the Church of God of Prophecy in Amory.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Norwood Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Kingville Cemetery.

Survivors include her daughter, Janice Thorn of Greenwood Springs; three grandchildren, Sheila Murphree, Stanley A. Thorn and Kim L. Harris; one great-grandson, Seth Thorn; three sisters, Gera Cantrell of Heflin, Ala., Era Cantrell of Guin, Ala., and Rosie Lee Murray of Greenwood Springs.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, William I. Jeffreys in 1940; and her second husband, John N. Harris in 1972.

Della Berryhill

PONTOTOC Della Berryhill, 94, died Friday, March 12, 1999, at Heritage House Personal Care Home of Pontotoc. She was born April 13, 1904, in Alabama. She was a homemaker and a member of Toxish Baptist Church. She was the widow of Charlie Edmond Berryhill.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Baldwin Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Greg Herndon officiating. Burial will be in Edington Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Lurene Hester of Troy and Betty Bright of Pensacola, Fla.; two sons, Charles Berryhill of Tupelo and Albert Berryhill of Troy; one sister, Martha Ellen Benefield of Okolona; one brother, Walter Williams of Pontotoc; 13 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, nine great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Christine Wilson.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. today and from noon until 2 p.m. Monday.

L.Z. “Rube” Kesler

MEMPHIS L.Z. “Rube” Kesler, 81, died Friday, March 12, 1999, at St. Francis Hospital. He was born Nov. 19, 1917, in Abbeville to Stanley Augustus Kesler and Lillian Smith Kesler. He was a member of Winston Drive Baptist Church where he was lay speaker, deacon, treasurer, and active in home missions. He was a retired freight handler from Railway Express. He was supervising building engineer with Memphis City Schools.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Winston Drive Baptist Church with Bro. Eddie Champion officiating. Burial will be in Abbeville Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Wilma Oaks Kesler of Memphis; two sons, Stan L. Kesler of Porter, Texas, and Don L. Kesler of Henderson, Tenn.; two daughters, Sandra Craig and Linda Keeley, both of Memphis; two brothers, Lloyd Kesler of Senatobia and Stanley A. Kesler of Memphis; two sisters, Vera Young of Holly Springs and Lois Keel of Coldwater; 18 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Wanda Kesler.

Pallbearers will be Frank Winfield, Henry Materna, Don Vonbuskirk, Randy Benson, Robert White, Wilbert Bershard, James Keith and Randy Bartram.

Essie McThume

OXFORD Essie McThume, 79, died Thursday, March 11, 1999, at the residence of his son. He was a native of Lafayette County. He was a retired custodian. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillie McThume.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hodges Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in St. John Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Woodrow McThume Sr. of Oxford; two sisters, Lucille Thompson of Oxford and Lillie B. Houston of Memphis; three brothers, Roy McThume of Memphis, Earnest McThume of Mobile, Ala., and Jessie McThume of Pearl; eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild.

Clay Wilkerson

NEW ALBANY Clay Wilkerson, 87, died Friday, March 12, 1999, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home of Ripley.

Thelma Russell

OXFORD Thelma Mae Hunt Russell, 84, died Friday, March 12, 1999, at her residence. She was a retired secretary to the director of the USDA Sedimentation Laboratory in Oxford. She was the widow of Wilbur Woodson Russell. She was a member of First Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Waller Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Tom Atwood officiating. Burial will be in Oxford Memorial Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Wilbur Woodson Russell Jr. of Oxford and Robert Eugene Russell of Brandon; two sisters, L.V. Bell of Crystal Springs and Irene Singleton of Brandon; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 4 until 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Imogene Moore

OXFORD Imogene Moser Moore, 83, died Saturday, March 13, 1999, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. She was a nurse 33 years before retiring. She was a member of First Baptist Church and Eastern Star. She was the widow of Joseph Newton Moore.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Waller Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Martha Elizabeth Moore Kisner of Memphis; nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Monday at Waller Funeral Home Chapel.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church.

Peggy Holt

HORN LAKE Peggy Holt died Saturday, March 13, 1999, in Horn Lake. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McPeters Funeral Directors of Corinth.

Alma Morris

BRUCE Alma Lucille Black Morris, 80, died Saturday, March 13, 1999, at Grenada Lake Medical Center. She was born June 23, 1918, in Yalobusha County to the late Sol and Pearl Gray Black. She was a member of Rapers Chapel Methodist Church and the Homemaker’s Club. She was retired from Kellwood Company in Calhoun City.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Rapers Chapel Methodist Church with the Rev. Lynn Fair officiating and Dr. Bryan Scarbrough assisting. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, R.W. “Dub” Morris of Bruce; three daughters, Nan Cottingham and Paulette Norris, both of Grenada and Kay Barefield of Bruce; one son, Don Morris of Cordova, Tenn.; two sisters, Pauline Turpin of Memphis and Catherine Ross of Water Valley; 11 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

Visitation will be today from 3 p.m. until.

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Mr. James D. Jones

Mooreville

2 p.m. today

Jefferson Street Chapel

Eggville Cemetery

Mrs. Shirley “Lucy” Hill

Shannon

3:30 p.m. today

Jefferson Street Chapel

Shannon Cemetery

Gordon L. Moore

BOONEVILLE Gordon L. Moore, 100, died Saturday, March 13, 1999, at Booneville Baptist Memorial Hospital after an extended illness. He was a retired farmer and a member of Blythes Chapel United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by one son, Olen Moore.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Christian officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Bernice Ilene Stokes of Booneville; one son, Bradley S. Gray of Pascagoula; one brother, Gene Moore of Belmont; eight grandchildren, James Moore, Linda Padgett, Diane Williams, Gordon Hayden Moore, Betty Pitts, Gary Stokes, Ricky Stokes and Patricia Barrett; 29 great-grandchildren, 31 great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

Kathy Moore

Kathy Fitzpatrick Moore died Saturday, March 13, 1999, at Beverly Health Care Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Beasley Funeral Home.

Annie Thornton

BLUE SPRINGS Annie Jean Thornton, 67, died Saturday, March 13, 1999, at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility after an extended illness. She retired from Lucy Star Industries after 42 years of service. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Charles Holland officiating. Burial will be in Jericho Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Eugene Thornton of Blue Springs; her daughter-in-law, Cathy S. Thornton of Madison; two sisters, Lanie Hamblin of Baldwyn and Mary E. Johnson of Baldwyn; a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her son, Gary Thornton.

Pallbearers will be Randy Thornton, James Billy Hall, Eddie Lynn Johnson, James Helton, Eddie Lee Johnson and Gene Pannell.

Jonathan Parker

MANTACHIE Jonathan Parker, 17, died Saturday, March 13, 1999, as the result of an automobile accident. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home.