Obituaries, Thursday, Feb. 25, 1999

AUTHOR: JUDYC

Obituaries, Thursday, Feb. 25, 1999

Mary Bell Tigner

IUKA Mary Bell Tigner, 94, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1999, at Beverly Health Care in Tupelo. She was a former resident of Margerum, Ala., and a member of Margerum United Methodist Church. She was a retired school teacher.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Kirk Minor officiating. Burial will be in Careyton Cemetery in Cherokee, Ala.

Survivors include one daughter, Jo Ann Maynard of Tupelo; one daughter-in-law, Nell Tigner of Mantachie; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, O.E. Tigner, and a son, Eddie Tigner.

Pallbearers will be Joe Hayes, Charles Whitaker, Clay Waddell, Heburn Turberville, Mark Tigner and Andrew Tigner.

Her great-grandsons will be honorary pallbearers.

Visitation will continue at the funeral home until service time.

Clay Lingelbach

CORINTH Henry “Clay” Lingelbach, 80, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1999, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was a member of Center Hill Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Pisgah Community Cemetery in Shiloh, Tenn.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Virginia Robinson Lingelbach of Michie, Tenn.; two sons, Johnnie Eugene Lingelbach and his wife, Diane, and Clayton Wendell Lingelbach and his wife, Mattie, all of Michie, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Stephanie Lambert and her husband, Marty, Clayton Lingelbach and his wife, Belinda, Lorie Webb and her husband, Casey, and Stephen Lingelbach; three great-grandchildren, Lillian Lorraine Webb, Alex Clay Lingelbach and Destiny Breann Lingelbach; two sisters, Ida Rhodes and her husband, Ray, and Ellen Parsons and her husband, Arlon, all of Iuka; three brothers-in-law, David Robinson and his wife, Rachel, Lawrence Robinson and his wife, Helene, and Floyd Robinson and his wife, Jackie; one sister-in-law, Evelyn Flaherty.

He was preceded in death by his father, John Lewis Lingelbach; his mother, Linner Lindsey Barnes Lingelbach; his father-in-law, L.E. Robinson; his mother-in-law, Birdie Robinson; and a sister-in-law, Lorraine Robinson.

Pallbearers will be Clayton Lingelbach, Stephen Lingelbach, Marty Lambert, Casey Webb, Anthony Robinson and Jimmy Flaherty.

Honorary pallbearers will be Glenn Rook, R.D. Farris, James Waldrop, Ronnie Coffman, A.L. Hanks, Billy Coleman and Ray Whitaker.

Visitation will continue from 11 a.m. to service time today.

Joseph Fulgham

MATHISTON Joseph Andrew Fulgham, 77, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1999, at Webster Health Services in Eupora. He was born March 2, 1921, in Choctaw County. He was a retired employee of Babcock & Wilcox Manufacturing Co., an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Crossroads Baptist Church in Choctaw County.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Double Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. John Strickland, the Rev. Willie Weddle, the Rev. John Foles and the Rev. James Young officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Marie Reed Fulgham of Mathiston; one daughter, Penny Fulgham Latham of Mathiston; four sons, Steve “Skeet” Fulgham of Maben, Terry “Chuck” Fulgham of Mathiston, Ronnie Fulgham of Jacksonville, Fla., and Johnny Fulgham of Eupora; two sisters, Annie Lee Young of Mathiston and Maudine Henry of Maben; four brothers, Felix “Buddy” Fulgham of Mathiston, Hubert Fulgham and Henry Fulgham, both of Maben, and Erskin Fulgham of Tucson, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Joe Hugh Fulgham.

The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Lawarence R. Lantrip

PONTOTOC Lawarence R. Lantrip, 76, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1999, at his home after a long illness. He was born Dec. 6, 1922. He was a member of the U.S. Air Force for 20 years and served in both World War II and the Korean War. After retiring, he became a dairy farmer. He was a member of the Church of Christ on the Highway 15 Bypass. He married Susie Belk on March 11, 1978.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Baldwin Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Robert Kingsley officiating. Burial will be in Guinn Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 21 years, Susie Belk Lantrip; four daughters, Margaret Nixon of DeRidder, La., and Carolyn Plunk, Carol Waldo and Cathy Osteen, all of Pontotoc; five sons, Larry Lantrip and Harold Lantrip, both of Pontotoc, Carl Walker of Horn Lake, Rex Walker of Sulphur Springs, Texas, and Craig Walker of Tupelo; two sisters, Catheline McGregor of Pontotoc and Jimmie Guyton of Columbus; one brother, Fred Lantrip of Pontotoc; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Charles Walker.

Pallbearers will be Ted Foster, Perry Foster, Terry Foster, Charles Thomas, Tommy Harrison and Mike Bowen.

Visitation will continue from 8:30 to 11 a.m. today.

Elsie Mae Blakley

HAMILTON Elsie Mae Adams Blakley, 94, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1999, at the Aberdeen-Monroe County Hospital after a long illness. She was born Aug. 5, 1904, in Brilliant, Ala., to Dave and Catherine Tennie Williams Dickerson. A resident of the Quincy community, she grew up in Alabama and lived in Florida before returning to Monroe County. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She enjoyed doing yard work and quilting. She was married to Joseph Clinton Adams, who died in 1950, and Fred Blakley, who died in 1973.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory with the Rev. Tommy Whaley officiating. Burial will be in the Lann Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, James B. Adams and his wife, Martha, of Hamilton, and Joe Adams Jr. and his wife, Louise, of McShan, Ala.; one daughter, Estelle Boyd of Quincy; one brother, R.D. Dickerson of Brilliant, Ala.; one sister, Aslene Garner of Miami, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands; two sons, J.D. Adams and Alfred Adams; seven brothers; and one sister.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Adams, Ronnie Adams, Joe Dan Adams, Sam Adams, Jeff Adams, Jim Adams and Mike Boyd.

Clarice Maness

CORINTH Emily Clarice Maness, 80, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1999, at her son’s home in Adamsville, Tenn. She was a homemaker, and a member of Charity Christian Church and the Eastern Star.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Charity Christian Church with Bro. Travis Smith officiating. Burial will be in Juliet Cemetery. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one son, Ferrell Maness of Adamsville, Tenn.; one sister, Mary Leola Russell of Mountain Home, Ark.; three grandchildren, Sharon Tidwell, Billy Maness and Holly Surratt; six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Maness; a son, Billy Wade Maness; her parents, Burge and Sarah E. Darwin; and three brothers, Jake Darwin, R.T. Darwin and Jimmy Darwin.

Visitation will be at the church.

Anna K. Potter

PONTOTOC Anna K. Potter of the Longview community died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center.

Private services will be held. Mortimer Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.

Laura Wood

SALTILLO, Tenn. Laura Carter Wood, 88, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center as the result of an automobile accident. She was a homemaker and a member of the Saltillo United Methodist Church in Saltillo, Tenn. She was a former member of St. Mark Methodist Church in Tupelo.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Saltillo United Methodist Church in Saltillo, Tenn. Burial will be in Shady Grove Cemetery in Hardin County, Tenn. Shackelford Funeral Home of Savannah, Tenn., is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Leroy Wood of Saltillo, Tenn.; one son, Charles L. Wood, and his wife, Edwina, of Saltillo, Miss.; one sister, Edith Hart of Reagan, Tenn.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to St. Mark Methodist Church Building Fund in Tupelo.

James Lee Stoop

BOONEVILLE James Lee Stoop, 72, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1999, at his home in the Pisgah community. He was born July 14, 1926, in Booneville to Sam Lee Stoop and Mary Edith Gullett Stoop. He had been disabled since 1973. Before that, he worked as a truck driver and shop foreman for Muscle Shoals Mack Truck Sales in Muscle Shoals, Ala., for several years. He also worked as a Mississippi Highway Patrolman. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II, serving in the Philippines and Okinawa. He enjoyed woodworking and tinkering.

The body will be cremated. In lieu of a memorial service, the family and friends will gather at the Stoop family home at 2 p.m. Saturday. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his daughter, Angela Thomas, and her husband, Mike, of Guntown; his son, Tim Stoop, and his wife, Angel, of Rienzi; two brothers, Larry Stoop of Iuka and Thomas Stoop of Dalton, Ga.; a sister, Louise Coker of Tupelo; three grandchildren, Brandon Stoop, Jeremy Thomas and Dylan Stoop; two stepgrandchildren, Alex King and Shane Thomas; a special friend, Joyce Cummings.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a granddaughter, Breanna Thomas.

Beryle Bailey

VERONA Beryle Malone Bailey, 78, died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Sept. 24, 1920, in Itawamba County to George Malone Bailey and O’Rella Bates Bailey. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a recipient of the Purple Heart. He was a member of the Verona First Baptist Church for 45 years. He served as a deacon, Sunday school superintendent and Sunday school teacher. He was an avid gardener.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Lee Memorial Funeral Home in Verona with the Rev. Owen Riddick officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Sophia Cain Bailey of Verona; two sons, Bill Cain Bailey and his wife, Lee Ann, of Little Rock, Ark., and Carl Ray Bailey and his wife, Denise, of Verona; one daughter, Jackie Bailey Homan and her husband, David, of Shannon; three sisters, Alma Beggs and Jessie Mae McCarter, both of Tupelo, and Nell DeVault of Okolona; 10 grandchildren, Bud Paul Bailey and his wife, Terry, Jack Dewayne Bailey, Aaron Daniel Bailey and Tiffany Ann Bailey, all of Little Rock, Ark., Kevin Shane Homan and his wife, Angie, of Tupelo, Kelly Robin Homan and Patrick James Homan, both of Shannon, and Krista Sue Bailey of Verona; two great-grandchildren, Harrison Bailey and Swenson Bailey, both of Little Rock, Ark.

Pallbearers will be his grandchildren; and Charles McCormick and Bobby Aldridge.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today and from 8:30 a.m. to service time Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 332 N. Lauderdale St., Memphis, Tenn. 38103.

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Gene Reed

PONTOTOC Willie Eugene “Gene” Reed Sr., 69, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1999, at his home in Pontotoc. He attended Okolona Junior College. He was a veteran of the Korean War and a retired employee of the Pontotoc School System.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Okolona with Bro. Charles Crum officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Troy. Williams Memorial Funeral Home of Okolona is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Mary Stanfield Reed of Pontotoc; four daughters, Barbara Reed, Ruby Williams, and Mildred McGee and her husband, Thomas, all of Pontotoc, and Mary Mosley of New Albany; seven sons, Wardell Stanfield of Detroit, Mich., Willie Reed Jr. of Holly Springs, Marvin Reed and his wife, Latrice, of Tupelo, Melvin Reed and his wife, Chiquita, of Pontotoc, Jerry Reed and his wife, Kimberly, of Nettleton, and Steven Reed and Tony Reed, both of Pontotoc; two half sisters, Louise Lucas and Cecelia Lucas, both of Memphis; two half brothers, Herman Lucas and Charles Lucas, both of Memphis; 28 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a special uncle and aunt, James and Josie Ray of Pontotoc.

He was preceded in death by a son, Henry Windell Reed.

Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the Kingdom Hall one hour before services.

Lucille Hinton

PLANTATION, Fla. Lucille Wamble Hinton, 94, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1999, in Plantation, Fla. She was born Dec. 1, 1904, in Aberdeen to Will and Madie Morgan Wamble and lived there for many years She was a graduate of Aberdeen High School and Draughons Business College. She lived Carrollton, Ala., before returning to Aberdeen. She had lived with her daughter and son-in-law in Plantation, Fla., since 1987. She was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, Hays R. Hinton.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Aberdeen with the Rev. Charles Earnest officiating. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Alice Pettit, and her husband, John, of Plantation, Fla.; three sisters, Marguerite Booth, Ruth McDearman and Reba Johnson, all of Jackson; three grandsons; one granddaughter; five great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. to service time Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Aberdeen or a favorite charity.

Luegenia Sample

OKOLONA Luegenia Wallace Sample, 88, died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999, at the Pontotoc Hospital. She was born Nov. 1, 1909, in Chickasaw County to Charlie and Ida Williams Wallace. She was a homemaker and a member of Clarks Chapel Baptist Church, where she served on the Usher Board until her health failed. She then attended Eastern Star Baptist Church in Okolona. She was the widow of Sollen Sample.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Eastern Star Baptist Church with the Rev. David Sykes officiating. Burial will be in the Okolona Cemetery. Fields Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors incude one sister-in-law, Oneida Wallace of Buena Vista; one godson, Henry Gates of Okolona; several nieces and nephews; a special friend, Mary Gates of Okolona.

The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Evelyn Riggan

AMORY Grace Evelyn Allen Riggan, 87, died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1999, at Beverly Healthcare and Rehab after a long illness. She was born May 26, 1911, in Smithville to J.H. “Jim” and Ruth Thompson Allen. She was a graduate of Smithville High School. She married Stephen Harmon “Red” Riggan in 1931; he died Nov. 10, 1967. She was a homemaker and a member of Smithville Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher and a member of the WMU. She was a member of the Smithville Home Demonstration Club and a longtime trustee of the Smithville Cemetery Association. She enjoyed flower gardening and bird fancies.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at the Smithville Baptist Church with the Rev. Lee Gardner officiating. Burial will be in Smithville Cemetery. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Smithville is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one son, James Ronald “Ronnie” Riggan of Smithville; two grandchildren, Jeffrey Harmon Riggan and Julie Elizabeth Riggan.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three brothers, Ramie Allen, James Allen and Hut Allen; and a sister, Bessie Campbell.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Cole, Jack Flowers, Robert Miller, Tommy Williams, Thomas Carroll and Rod Bryan.

Memorials may be made to the Smithville Baptist Church, 60001 Red Bud St., Smithville, Miss. 38870 or to the Smithville Cemetery Fund.

Troy L. Claunch

BURNSVILLE Troy L. Claunch, 85, died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1999, at the Iuka Hospital. He was a retired employee of TVA after 25 years. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Burnsville and an Army veteran of World War II.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mavous Phifer and Bro. Chris Capasso officiating. Burial will be in Little Flock Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred Claunch of Burnsville; one daughter, Sherry Walker, and her husband, Robert, of Iuka; one son, Neal Claunch, and his wife, Becky, of Iuka; two granddaughters, Kristy Thrasher of Iuka and Alison Stricklen of Burnsville; one brother, C. Weldon Claunch of Burnsville; two stepgrandsons, Jamie and Joey Pruitt of Iuka; two stepgranddaughters, Stephanie and Sondra Walker of Indiana; two great-grandchildren, Holly Thrasher of Iuka and Matthew Pruitt of Huntsville, Ala.

Pallbearers will be Jamie Pruitt, Dustin Lambert, Edward Davis, Kenny Claunch, Terry Lambert and George Lambert.

Visitation will be from 4:30 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Elizabeth Wommack

RIPLEY Elizabeth Wommack died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1999, at the Tippah County Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ripley Funeral Home.

Joshua C. Pate

PHEBA Joshua C. Pate, 5, son of Kenneth and Angela Pate of the Irish Colony community, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1999, at Duke University Medical Center North in Durham, N.C. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Calvert Funeral Home of West Point.

Doris Mabry

SALTILLO Doris Long Mabry, 73, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. She retired with 22 years at Playcraft and 17 years at Hunter-Sadler. She was a lifetime member of the First Baptist Church of Saltillo.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Ken Anderson and Bro. Sammy Lansdell officiating. Burial will be in the Saltillo Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Archie Mabry of Saltillo; one son, John M. Mabry, and his wife, Brenda, of Saltillo; two sisters, Jane Suddeth of Tupelo and Evelyn Glass of West Point; one brother, Will Long of Saltillo; two grandchildren, Byron Mabry of Robinsonville and Amy Mabry of Tupelo; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Marley and lena Long; her sisters, Irene Pounds, Susie McDonald, Faye Ledbetter and Nell Jackson; and one brother, Jim Long.

Pallbearers will be Bill Long, David Long, Phil Suddeth, Tim Suddeth, Mike Suddeth and James Suddeth.

Judd Bishop

BALDWYN Judd Bishop, 92, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1999, at the Longwood Manor. He was a used car dealer, a Mason and a member of the Baldwyn First Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Waters Funeral Chapel with Bro. Brad Franks officiating. Burial will be in the Baldwyn Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Judy Bishop of Tupelo, and Marqueta Fortner and her husband, James, of Baldwyn; one grandchild, Tiffany Franks, and her husband, Brad; four great-grandchildren, Briana Franks, Dixie Franks, Caid Franks and Amaris Franks.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Bishop; three brothers, Tice Bishop, Felix Bishop and Dee Bishop; and three sisters, Alice Tidwell, Pink Grisham and Mable Martin.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today.

Raymond Nabors

BALDWYN Raymond N. Nabors, 88, died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a retired employee of TVA and a farmer. He was a member of the Palestine Methodist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jason Franklin, Bro. Ronnie Goodwin and Bro. Tom Sheffield officiating. Burial will be in the Kirkville Cemetery.

Survivors include two brothers, Milton Nabors of Mantachie and Julius Nabors and his wife, Kathleen, of Baldwyn; several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Joe Lollar, Terry Kingsley, Jerry Taylor, Douglas Kitchens, L.D. Jackson and Terry Taylor.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Luther, Wilford Lollar, Clifton Gholston, Wayne Gann and Hubert Pannell.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

William Danner

HAMILTON William Danner, 75, died Sunday, Feb. 21, 1999, at his home. He was born June 27, 1923, in Mississippi to Aaron and Cora Armstrong Danner. He was a retired tree farmer, a Methodist and an Army veteran of World War II.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Valley Chapel United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Sardis Cemetery in Hamilton. Jackson Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Dixie Danner of Hamilton; four sons, Flemon L. Danner and his wife, Ada, of Hamilton, William A. Danner Jr. and his wife, Doris, of Chicago, Louis H. Danner and his wife, Ruthie, of Chicago, and James H. Danner of Hamilton; four daughters, Cora M. Strong and her husband, Sylvester, of Chicago, Lizzie M. Danner of Hamilton, Brenda S. Danner of Hamilton, and Tonya L. Wilkins and her husband, Patrick, of Victorville, Calif.; two sisters, Barbara Hutchinson and her husband, Charles, and Inell Trimble and her husband, Lucian, all of Hamilton; two sisters-in-law, Marion Danner and Alberta Tanner, both of Hamilton; 18 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from noon to 6 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Haydee Kerr-Steen

OMAHA, Neb. Haydee Kerr-Steen, 89, died Sunday, Feb. 21, 1999, at her home in Omaha, Neb. She was a native of Yalobusha County and a former resident of Water Valley. She was a homemaker and the widow of Leonard Steen.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Oak Grove CME Church in Water Valley. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Hodges Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include five daughters, Lorene Prince, Dessie Steen, Carrie Haywood and Kay Steen, all of Omaha, Neb., and Ella Mae Booker of Water Valley; four sons, L.Z. Steen, Leonard Steen Jr., Ellord Steen and Leon Steen, all of Omaha, Neb.; two sisters, Mary Mack and Odessa King, both of Memphis; two brothers, Lonzo Kerr of South Bend, Ind., and Nolie Kerr of Jackson, Tenn.; 23 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Elcie Massey

BRUCE Elcie Charlene Massey, 76, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1999, at the N. McKinney Nursing Home and Rehab Center in McKinney, Texas. She was a nurse’s aide and a member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church with the Rev. Ed Pettit and the Rev. Max Price officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Parker Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one son, Sammy Massey of McKinney, Texas; one sister, Jane Gray of Falkner; one granddaughter, Christy Schnellhardt of Houston, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Jefferson Massey, in 1968; and her parents, Jim Henry Johnston and Nora Ivy Johnston.

Pallbearers will be Fred Hawkins, Fred Weeks, Edwin Bagwell, J.C. Collins, Larry Snellings and Charles Bailey.

Frances Huddleston

ASHLAND Margaret Frances Huddleston, 63, died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1999, at her home. She was a 1954 graduate of Shady Grove High School. She was a member of Falkner Baptist Church and the Cancer Support Group of Ripley.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jim Buchannan and the Rev. B.W. Bridges officiating. Burial will be in Ashland Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Murry Huddleston of Ashland; one daughter, Lisa Oliver, and her husband, Buff, of Ashland; two sons, the Rev. Stanley Huddleston and his wife, Judy, of Falkner, and Mark Huddleston and his wife, Angela, of Saltillo; two sisters, Virginia Reneau and Eloise Shelton, both of Ripley; two brothers, Joe Norris of Ripley and Bill Norris of Arcadia, Fla.; four grandchildren, Jonathan Huddleston and Sara Huddleston, both of Falkner, and Luke Huddleston and Karla Huddleston, both of Saltillo.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Jeanette Smith Norris, and a grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Jeffrey Huddleston, Bobby Huddleston, Michael Huddleston, David Wright, Ronnie Wright, David Shelton, Joey Norris and Randall Huddleston.

Honorary pallbearers will be James Huddleston, J.C. Derrick, James Tapp, Jim Lindsey and Steven Reneau.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today.

Lyman E. Hester

IUKA Lyman E. Hester, 75, died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1999, at his home. He was retired from the Conalco Aluminum Plant.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in New Prospect Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Billie Jean Hester of Iuka; one son, Gary Lynn Hester of Iuka; one brother, Thomas Hester of Iuka.

Visitation will be from 4:30 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mary Tackett

OKOLONA Mary Blanche Tackett, 70, died Monday, Feb. 22, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Nov. 28, 1928, in Pontotoc County to Jimmy and Frances Wise Nubbie. She was a factory worker and a Baptist. She enjoyed sewing and fishing. She was the widow of Dorsey Lee Tackett.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Mortimer Funeral Home in Ecru with the Rev. Jeff Roberson officiating. Burial will be in Ecru Cemetery.

Survivors include her son, Billy L. Tackett of Okolona; her mother, Frances Andrews of Lone Star; four brothers, Jimmy Nubbie of Marks, Gene Vaughn of Grenada, Jerry Young of Houston and Larry Young of New Albany; five sisters, Melvie Myrick of Shady Grove, Ollie Vaughn of Pontotoc, Patsy Smitherman of Memphis, and Faye Mays and Barbara Kidd, both of New Albany; two grandchildren, Daniel L. Tackett and Manley N. Tackett; several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Sam Tackett, Clyde Tackett, Mike Myrick, Tommy Myrick, Billy Smitherman and Frankie Paepke.

Visitation will be until service time today.

Rhett Eaton

BOONEVILLE Rhett Butler Eaton, 58, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. He owned and operated Eaton Paperboard for 34 years. He also owned Eaton Stables. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church. He was a 32nd degree Mason and Shriner, and a member of the American Legion. He had served in the Army National Guard and on the Tenn-Tom Waterway Authority Board.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dan Mobley and the Rev. Randy Owen officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife, Bettie Ford Eaton; his mother, Lois Eaton of Booneville; three daughters, Tara Kelly and her husband, Keith, Lisa Eaton, and Carrie Garvin and her husband, Jeff, all of Booneville; one son, Todd Eaton, and his wife, Sherry, of Booneville; two sisters, Myrtle Smith of Booneville and Nita Craft of Jackson; three brothers, Dan Eaton and D. Hoyle Eaton, both of Booneville, and Bonnard Eaton of Corinth; six grandchildren, Talissa and Brooke Kelly, Meghann and Dylan Henley, Paige Garvin and Maleah Eaton; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, R. Flake Eaton; two sisters, Sarah Hampton and Elizabeth Gann; and three brothers, John K. Eaton, Howard Eaton and Hollis Eaton.

Visitation will continue until service time today.