Obituaries, Sunday, March 28, 1999
Joseph R. Estes
MOLINE, Ill. Joseph “Joe” R. Estes, 66, died Tuesday, March 23, 1999, at Rosewood Health Care Center in Moline. He was born April 10, 1932, in Tupelo to Albert E. and Myrtle Hussey Estes. He married Marcia Anderson Feb. 29, 1984. He was a hairdresser and owner of the Moline Wig Store. He was employed as an independent truck driver and retired in 1994 as a self-employed general contractor. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a former member of the Elks Lodge.
Services were Friday at Esterdahl Mortuary in Moline. Burial was in National Cemetery in Rock Island, Ill.
Survivors include one daughter, Cynthia Gladfelter and her husband, Donald, of Moline, Ill.; one stepdaughter, Jennifer Finley of Davenport, Iowa; three sons, David Estes and his wife, Jane, of Coal Valley, Ill., J. Randy Estes and his wife, Pat, and William Estes and his wife, Gina, all of Moline, Ill.; one stepson, Eric Finley of Rock Island, Ill.; one sister, Louise Hunt of Tupelo; 10 grandchildren, one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Walter Roy, John, William and Earl; two sisters, Corrine and Juanita.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
David L. Reese
GUNTOWN David L. Reese, 60, died Saturday, March 27, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Marian Hart Reese; and one grandson, Phillip Dill.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Riverhill Baptist Church with Bro. Kevin Merritt and Bro. Alan Gullick officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. McNeece-Morris Funeral Home of Mantachie is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Young Reese of Guntown; one son, Kirk Reese and his wife, Loyce, of Mantachie; two daughters, Jodi Dill and her husband, Perry, of Aberdeen and Cindy Hutcheson and her husband, Wayne, of Guntown; two brothers, Howard Reese of Irvine, Calif., and Mel Reese of Garden Grove, Calif.; two sisters, Marian Hill of Missoula, Mont., and Beverly Collins of Garden Grove, Calif.; eight grandchildren, John David Dill, Daniel Dill, Hanna Dill, Michael Dill, Katie Reese, Michaela Reese, Nancy Hutcheson, Lee Ann Allen and her husband, Travis; one great-grandchild, Trey Allen.
Pallbearers will be David Hutcheson, Walter Rock, Shane Steele, Mike Underwood, Roger Haley Jr., and Matthew Rock.
Visitation will be from 3 until 9 p.m. today and from 7 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
MYRTLE Linda Jean Lynd Hearn, 50, died Friday, March 26, 1999, at her residence. She was born Oct. 7, 1948, in Hensdale, Ill., to Clarence Lynd and Janet Homen Lynd. She was a homemaker and a member of New Oak Grove Baptist Church.
Services will be at 4 p.m. today at United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Peters officiating. Burial will be in New Oak Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Peggy Carvso of Clarksville, Tenn., and Anna Cobb of Myrtle; one son, John Hearn of Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo.; five grandchildren.
BATESVILLE Betty Gordon Finnie, 81, died Friday, March 26, 1999, at South Panola Community Hospital. She was born Feb. 25, 1918, in Marshall County to Morton and Mildred Hurt Gordon. She was retired from the Department of Human Services of the State of Mississippi. She was a member of First Baptist Church, where she was Sunday school teacher and former WMU Circle Leader.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Wells Funeral Home with the Rev. Alan Kilgore officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, William Homer Finnie of Batesville; two sons, Don W. Finnie of Rangely, Colo., and Homer Lee Finnie of Batesville; one sister, Ann Gordon McGee of Memphis; one halfsister, Elenor Gordon of California; one halfbrother, Don Gordon of California; two grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. today.
Janie M. Hancock
CORINTH Janie M. Hancock, 79, died Friday, March 26, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a member of Holiness Church. She enjoyed cooking.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel with her grandson, Bro. Kyle Littlejohn, officiating. Burial will be in Grissom Chapel Pentecostal Church Cemetery in Burnsville.
Survivors include four sons, James Edward Smith and his wife, Diane, of Walls, Victor Terrell Smith and his wife, Tina, of Nashville, Bulis “Laphane” Smith of Corinth and Coey L. Smith and his wife, Donna, of Nashville; three daughters, Annette Scott of Burnsville, Betty Joyner and her husband, James, of McKenzie, Tenn., and Jamie Carolyn Littlejohn of Memphis; 16 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Hancock; her father, James Monroe Young; her mother, Emily Viola Weatherly Young.
Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. today.
Sallie Ballard, 83, died Friday, March 26, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. A Lee county native, she lived in Tupelo all of her life. She was retired from Sadler Manufacturing Company with over 40 years of service. She was a member of East Heights Baptist Church. She was the widow of Elmo Ballard, who died in 1967.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Boguefala Cemetery with the Rev. Jerry King officiating. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Jo Bolen of Verona and Jackie O’Neal of Tupelo; seven grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Billy Reaves, Tommy Reaves, Jerry Bishop, Jimmy Scott, Willard Grantham and Jerry Minor.
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Harold L. Jernigan
Harold L. Jernigan, 78, died Friday, March 26, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. A native of Blue Mountain, he lived in Tupelo over 30 years. He was a retired jeweler and watchmaker. He formerly owned Jernigan’s Jewelry. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army Air Corps with the 8th Air Force in Ridgewell, England. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross Air Medal with five Oak Clusters, a Purple Heart with an Oak Leaf and the Silver Star. He was a 32 degree Mason and a member of the Hamasa Temple Shriners, the V.F.W., and the American Legion. He was a member of the Aircraft Owners Pilot Association. He was an avid big game hunter, hunting in Alaska, Africa and China.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Dr. Bryant Barnes and the Rev. Tom Sheffield officiating. Entombment will be in Lee Memorial Park Mausoleum.
Survivors include his wife, Lucille Stanley Jernigan; two daughters, Susan Andrews of Greensboro, N.C., and Linda Ballard of Tupelo; three sons, Harold Jernigan Jr. of Memphis and Carroll Jernigan of Lenoir City, Tenn., and Tom Franks of Tupelo; one sister, Anita Craig of New Albany; 11 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Jason Clark, Bubba Franks, Steven Thomas, Owen Martin, Audie Morgan and Don Taylor.
Honorary pallbearers will W.T. Bumpers, Russell Newman, Troy Stanley, Harold Stalnaker, John Harmon, John Hall and Keith Murchison.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
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REDLANDS, Calif. James Leonard Sparkman, 80, died Monday, March 22, 1999, at his residence in Redlands. He was born Oct. 30, 1918, in Halstead. He was a graduate of Greenville High School. He was a fighter pilot in World War II. He was shot down over Sicily and was a prisoner of war in Stalag Luft 3 in Germany for almost two years before being freed. After retiring from the U.S. Air Force, he began a career as a civil engineer at Norton Air Force Base, San Benadino, Calif., where he retired in 1985. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jasper Newton and Rosanna Sparkman; and one brother, Ezra Newton Sparkman.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. W.S. Stewart and the Rev. John Staggs officiating. Burial will be in Greensboro Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Frazier Sparkman of Redlands, Calif.; one daughter, Becky Dilorengo of Tuscon, Ariz.; three sons, Thomas “Tommy” Sparkman of Calimesa, Calif., Scott Sparkman of Honolulu, Hawaii, and David Sparkman of Anaheim, Calif.; nine grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Danny Hall II
MYRTLE Danny Ray Hall II, three months, died Thursday, March 25, 1999, at his home from the results of a house fire.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Gerald Hodges officiating. Burial will be in Vista Memorial Park.
Survivors include his parents, Danny and Anitra Ketchum Hall; his maternal grandfather, William R. Ketchum of New Albany; his paternal grandparents, Mike and Wanda Isbell of Corinth and Ray Hall of Baldwyn; his great-grandparents, Ed and Willard Wilson of Booneville and Eula Hall of Tishomingo.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Marie Ketchum; his grandfather, Herbert Hall; his great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John T. Ketchum and Mr. and Mrs. Hoyl Wallis.
Pallbearers will be Michael Isbell, Steve Wilbanks, Tony and Steve Robbins.
Visitation will be from 10 until 11 a.m. Monday.
FULTON James Langley, 56, died Saturday, March 27, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Senter Funeral Home.
IUKA Lynn Thorne Cumber died Friday, March 26, 1999, in Albany, Ga., as the result of an automobile accident. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home.
CORINTH Dennis M. “Buster” Bullard, 71, died Friday, March 26, 1999, at Magnolia Hospital in Corinth. He was a member of Salem Christian Church. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a retired electrician from TVA.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Denis Dutka officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Iuka.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Virginia Bullard of Corinth; two sons, Hudson Bullard and his wife, Judy, of Greensboro, N.C., and Steve Bullard of Corinth; one sister, Cleo Cooke of Florence, Ala.; three grandchildren, Diana Leigh Bullard of New York, Matthew Hudson Bullard and Daniel Scott Bullard, both of Greensboro, N.C.; three grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sunbelt Christian Youth Ranch, 8782 Old Hwy. 80, Lake, Miss., 39092.
ABERDEEN William Clayton Irvin, 57, died Friday, March 26, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born July 26, 1941, in Lamar County, Ala. He attended the Smithville and Splunge schools in Monroe county. He lived in Amory for many years and lived in Aberdeen for the past 12 years. He was a retired employee of True Temper Corporation with 20 years of service. His hobbies included fishing.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel with the Bro. Robert Earl Fowlkes officiating. Burial will be in Carter Cemetery in Detroit, Ala.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Willhite Irvin of Aberdeen, they were married in 1995; his father, Verlon Irvin of Sulligent, Ala.; his stepmother, Jean Irvin of Sulligent; one stepdaughter, Teresa Cantrell of Columbus; two stepbrothers, Johnny Otts of Sulligent and Jimmy Otts of Jasper, Ala.; two halfsisters, Carolyn Hall and Connie Frye, both of Splunge; one stepsister, Cheryl Wilson of Sulligent; two grandchildren, Brady Cantrell and Eric Cantrell.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Bertie Irene Lann Irvin; two brothers, Charles Irvin and Claxton Irvin; one sister, Charlene Myatt.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Armstrong, Thomas Ballard, Tim Clark, Phil Frye, Jerry Hall and Christopher Hall.
ABERDEEN Mary Elizabeth Lawrence, 88, died Saturday, March 27, 1999, at the Care Center of Aberdeen. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.
OXFORD Lillie Inez Sanders Waller, 90, died Saturday, March 27, 1999, at her residence. She was the former owner of Waller Drug Store. She was the widow of Samuel Wayne Waller Sr. She was a member of Clear Creek Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Clear Creek Baptist Church in Oxford with the Rev. Charles Lipe officiating. Burial will be in Clear Creek Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Samuel W. Waller Jr. and his wife, Cynthia Hartley Waller, of Oxford; one daughter-in-law, Lottie Whitten; four granddaughters, Donna Crisler, Debbie Freeman, Desi Wilson and Mary Hartley Waller; seven great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, Robert M. “Bob” Whitten.
Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Gideons.
RIPLEY Alfred Cox died at Saturday, March 27, 1999, at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Foster and Son Funeral Home.
BELDEN Javaughn Quintae Hodges Osborne, one day, died Saturday, March 27, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center Women’s Hospital.
Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. today at Kimble Chapel Cemetery with the Rev. J.S. Jones officiating. Beasley Funeral Home of Verona is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his mother, Patricia Hodges of Belden; his father, Eddie Osborne of Tupelo; one brother, Jamie Winn of Belden; his grandmother, Helen Hodges of Belden; his great-grandfather, Floyd Osborne of Okolona.
HOUSTON Marcella Kreps Kimmel, 89, died Friday, March 26, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Aug. 30, 1909, in Louisville, Ky. She was a resident of Traceway Retirement Center in Tupelo. Before moving to Traceway, she lived in Houston for 20 years. Prior to that, she lived in New Orleans, Fort Worth and Tulsa. She was active in numerous civic affairs, including work with Meals-on-Wheels and the American Cancer Society. She served as a Pink Lady at the Houston Community Hospital and was a volunteer at the Dyer Nursing Home. She served as president of the Toastmistress Clubs of Tulsa, Fort Worth and New Orleans. She was an active member of St. James Catholic Church in Tupelo. She married Frank S. Kimmel in 1935.
Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Burial will be in Houston Cemetery. Houston Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Stewart Kimmel of Greenwood; one daughter, Myra Schmitt of Amarillo, Texas; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Kimmel in August, 1998; her granddaughter, Jennifer Schmitt in 1991.
Pallbearers will be Bill Kimmel, Richard Kimmel, Mark Kimmel, Stephen Azelhart, Frank Kimmel III and Wayne Schmitt.
Visitation will be from 2 until 4 p.m. today with a rosary service beginning at 4 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.