Obituaries, Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998
SELMER, Tenn. Ellis Moore, 80, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1998, at McNairy County General Hospital in Selmer, Tenn. He was a former resident of Corinth. He was a retired mechanic and a member of Butler’s Chapel.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth with the Rev. Ron Bixler officiating. Burial will be in Indian Creek Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Jewel Moore of Selmer, Tenn.; four sons, Jerry Moore of San Antonio, Texas, Alvie Lee Moore of Ramer, Tenn., and Charles I. Moore and Kenny Moore, both of Corinth; two stepsons, Tony Davis and Billy Childress, both of Chewalla, Tenn.; one daughter, Susie Clingan of Tishomingo; one stepdaughter, Ruby Joyce Taylor of Corinth; one brother, James Moore of Corinth; 18 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Janice Childress.
Pallbearers will be David Clingan, Richard Clingan, Denny Smith, Lanny Butler, Jimmy Lee Langston and Johnny Childress.
MATHISTON Rachel Clara Luhm Davidson, 84, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1998, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born in San Diego, Calif. She was a homemaker and a member of Maben United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Maben United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jean Threadgill officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in West Point. Welch Funeral Home of Starkville is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Sylvia Clark of Mathiston and Ursula Springer of Mantee; one son, Thomas John Davidson of Pheba; one brother, the Rev. Herman Luhm of Morgantown, W.Va.; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Maben United Methodist Church or the Salvation Army.
Amy Ruth Henson
IUKA Amy Ruth Henson, 78, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1998, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Ludlam’s Memorial Gardens in Iuka. Ludlam’s Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three sons, Shelby Franklin Rast of Tishomingo, Cleborn R. Rast of Iuka and Kermit Wayne Rast of Colorado; two daughters, Edwina L. Kramer of Idaho and Phillis Dian Taghlabi of Houston, Texas; one brother, Dave Stanford Jr. of Alabama; one sister, Artrilla Storm of Washington.
Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Sylvia Sue Brooks
BATESVILLE Sylvia Sue Brooks, 56, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1998, at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. She was born July 14, 1942, in Cleveland to James and Ruby Jones. She was a retired school teacher for Batesville Elementary School and a member of Batesville Presbyterian Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Batesville Presbyterian Church with the Rev. David Snellgrove and the Rev. Henry Williamson officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery in Batesville. Wells Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Tommy Brooks of Batesville; two daughters, Tonya Brooks Hopper of Batesville and Heather Brooks of Memphis; her mother, Ruby Brown Jones of Cleveland; a brother, Jimmy Jones of Tutwiler; four grandchildren.
VERNON, Ala. Troy Earl Humbers, 47, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1998, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of Lamar County, Ala., and the son of the late Troy Franklin Humbers and Jessie L. O’Mary Humbers. He worked for McCoy Manufacturing Company.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Norwood Funeral Home Chapel in Sulligent, Ala., with Bro. Edward Puckett officiating. Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Denise Webber Humbers; three stepchildren, Betty Bookout, Tim Burnett and Julia Burnett, all of Vernon, Ala.; a stepgrandchild, Shana Merchant; a sister, Shirley Cummings of Millport, Ala.; four brothers, Gene Humbers of Homerville, Ga., Carl Humbers and Jerry Humbers, both of Sulligent, and Kenneth Humbers of Fayette, Ala.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Dorothy Humbers; and two brothers, Dee Franklin Humbers and Jimmy Ray Humbers.
CORINTH Lester Green, 88, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1998, at the Selmer Methodist Hospital in Selmer, Tenn. He was a retired employee of Sunshine Laundry and a member of Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church. He was an avid Atlanta Braves fan.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Coleman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Larry Dollar and the Rev. Smith Whiteside officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.
Survivors include a daughter, Helen Plunk, and her husband, Robert, of Selmer, Tenn.; one sister, Lola Hodum of Walnut; one grandson, Anthony Viola of Corinth; three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruthie Green; a brother, Grady Green; and a sister, Pearl Roten.
Pallbearers will be Ray Burcham, John Davis, Chris Davis, Gene Jobe, Grant Viola and Danny Mathis.
GREENWOOD Geraldine Wright Smith, 87, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1998, at Greenwood Leflore Hospital. She was a native of Siloam Springs, Ark., and a graduate of Winona High School. She moved to Greenwood in 1931 and worked as a bookkeeper for the Dr. Pepper Bottling Company. She then lived in Greenville for several years and worked as a bookkeeper for Baker Implement Company. She retired and returned to Greenwood in 1978. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Greenwood and the Duplicate Bridge Club, and a former member of the Business and Professional Women’s Club.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Oakwood Cemetery in Winona with the Rev. Frank Wheat officiating. Wilson & Knight Funeral Home of Greenwood is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one brother, Fred L. Smith of Vicksburg; one sister, Helen Kellett of Tupelo; a niece, Geraldine R. Huggins of Greenwood; a nephew, Charles Robinette of Natchez; several others nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Malcolm Smith, Richard Smith, Charles Kellett, Charles Robinette, Bunky Huggins and Steve Scott.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Emma E. Moore
RIENZI Emma E. Moore, 72, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1998, at her home. She was a homemaker.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Danville CME Church with the Rev. Myrtle Clark officiating. Burial will be in National Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include four sons, Troy D. Moore, L.C. Moore, Howard Moore and William Moore; two daughters, Mae Catherine Gaines and Katherine Patterson; her mother, Essie B. Pruitt; two brothers, James Pruitt and Frank Pruitt; two sisters, Rosie Lee Walker and Essie Mae Fitzpatrick; her grandchildren, Willie Moore, Sharlene Wade, Michelle Moore, Nikki Moore, Sheila Usher, Sarah Tubbs, Calvin Gaines, David Gaines and Jeffery Moore; 14 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Troy Lee Moore; a son, Edward Moore; and her father, Harvey Pruitt.
Pallbearers will be Larry Stafford, Willie Frank Dilworth, Anthony Williams, Bonnie Davis, Dave Harris and Ray Mayes.
Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today at Patterson Memorial Chapel.
SALTILLO Herchel Sanderson, 60, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1998, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. He was a native of Missouri and a longtime resident of Saltillo. He was an employee of Hankins Truck Center of Tupelo and a member of the Baptist church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Sherrie Jenkins officiating. Burial will be in Longview Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Dale Sanderson of Saltillo; six daughters, Joyce Derrick and her husband, Larry, Judy Sanders and her husband, Ronnie, and Dorce Green and her husband, Donny, all of Saltillo, Sara Hand and her husband, Mike, of Grenada, Betty Whaley and her husband, Ramon, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Barbara Tackitt and her husband, Brian, of Tupelo; one sister, Geraldine Glass of Belden; two brothers, Earl Sanderson of Laytondilla, Calif., and Charles Rickman of Liburn, Mo.; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be James Roy Moss Jr., Dewayne Moss, Jimmy Ray Green, Carl Lewis, Brian Tackitt, James Eubanks and Wayne Glass.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today.
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Bobby Dean Stegall
PONTOTOC Bobby Dean Stegall, 64, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1998, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was employed in the furniture manufacturing industry. He was a former county superintendent, an Army veteran, and a member of Victory Baptist Church and the American Legion.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Victory Baptist Church with Bro. Doug Jones and Bro. Robert Huffman officiating. Burial will be in Victory Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Stegall of Pontotoc; two daughters, Lisa Stegall, and Tami Onsby and her husband, Kelly, all of Pontotoc; one son, Butch Stegall, and his wife, Shelia, of Pontotoc; his mother, Mildred Stegall of Pontotoc; four sisters, Annette Gober and Elaine Edwards, both of Pontotoc, Martha Jo Huffman of Millport, Ala., and Brenda Newell of Gautier; two granddaughters, Amanda Stegall and Natalie Aron.
Pallbearers will be John Williams, Steve Bramlett, Mike Montgomery, Neil Perry, Bobby Dan Tackett and Greg Price.
Honorary pallbearers will be T.M. Nix, O.L. Finley, Theron Baldwin, Grady Baker and Terry Donaldson.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to service time Friday.
Tommy Owens Holeman
BANNER Tommy Owens Holeman, 54, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1998, at St. Charles Hospital in Slidell, La. He was a member of the Church of God.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ron Jenkins officiating and the Rev. Donnie Ray assisting. Burial will be in Memory Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include his wife, Emma Etoy Cain Holeman of Banner; one daughter, Debbie Long of Mandeville; one stepdaughter, Patricia Morris of Panama Beach, Fla.; two stepsons, Hulon Kendrix and James Kendrix, both of Bruce; two sisters, Marie Sparkman of Hollandale and Irene Tingle of Vicksburg; two brothers, Frank Holeman of Northport, La., and Raymond Holeman of Vicksburg; his grandchildren, Lisa Walters of Greenville, Jennifer Kendrix of Banner, Ashley Latino and Amber Long, both of Mandeville, La., and June, Troy, Mitchell, Jonathan, Amanda, Etoy, Natasha and Shawn Kendrix, all of Banner.
Pallbearers will be at Lewis Tingle, V.O. Steven, Terry Newsom, Mike Lawerly, Bill Sparkman, Ronald Jenkins, Ottis Jenkins and Richard Cain.
Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. today.
Buddy M. Brown
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. David M. “Buddy” Brown, 80, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1998, at his home after several months illness. He was born Oct. 7, 1917, in Fulton to Alvie Solomon and Susan Ann Berryhill Brown. He attended Fulton schools. He was retired from the U.S. Navy. He was a veteran of World War II, where he was a Pearl Harbor survivor, and a veteran of the Korean War. He married Mary Jeannine Edwards in 1948; she died in 1973. He lived in Huntsville, Ala., more than 35 years. He was a retired parner of Brown & Roden Television, and a member of Woodland Hills Baptist Church and the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, flowers and photography.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Pickle Funeral Home in Amory with Bro. Tommy Whaley officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, David W. Brown and his wife, Laura, and J. Dennis Brown, all of Huntsville; a special friend, Doris McDonald of Huntsville; a brother, Henry Brown of Nettleton; two sisters, Velma Shackleford of Madison, Ala., and Annie Mae Varnell of Nettleton.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeannine, and a sister, Lorraine Curtis.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Family Care, 2225 Drake Ave. SW, Suite 8, Huntsville, Ala. 35805 or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 269, Amory, Miss. 38821-0269.
GUIN, Ala. F.C. “Dick” Otts, 82, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1998, in the Carraway Northwest Medical Center in Winfield, Ala. He was born March 15, 1916, in Lamar County, Ala., to George J. and Julia Leah Nolen Otts. He was a former resident of Sulligent, Ala., and a graduate of Sulligent High School. He also was a former resident of Morgan City, Ala. He was an Army veteran of World War II, a Primitive Baptist and a retired employee of the Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, where he worked in the Army Missile Supply Division.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Prospect Primitive Baptist Church in Crews with Bro. Claude Hand officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Rosa Kirkpatrick Otts of Winfield, Ala.; one daughter, Thelma Mitchell, and her husband, James, of Guin, Ala.; one stepson, Clemmit Thomas of Morgan City, Ala.; three grandchildren, Mike Perry, Ricky Perry and Tammy Rawls; four stepgrandchildren, Teri Sansung, Greg Mitchell, Kathy Seals and Pamela Miles; five great-grandchildren, Brooks Atkinson, Shae Atkinson, Brandon Carter, Katie Perry and Haley Perry; two stepgreat-grandchildren, Cody Mitchell and Tyler Miles.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Dudley Otts, Renon Otts and Lawrence Otts; and a sister, Maye Otts.
DERMA Donald Eugene Wood, 47, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1998, at Hillcrest Hospital in Calhoun City. He was born Sept. 4, 1951, in Calhoun County to Belon and Kathleen Williams Wood. He was an employee of Franklin Manufacturing Company for eight years. He was a veteran of the National Guard and a former member of the Calhoun City unit. He was a member of Derma Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Ramage and the Rev. Carl Morris officiating. Burial will be in Pinecrest Memorial Gardens in Calhoun City.
Survivors include one daughter, Regina King, and her husband, Michael, of Houston; one son, Scott Wood of Derma; his parents, Belon and Kathleen Wood of Derma; one sister, Betty Edmondson, and her husband, Jay, of Vardaman; two grandsons, Austin King and Justin Lyle.
Pallbearers will be Jay Edmondson, Bobby McGregor, Jim Collins, Jimmy Gaskin, Rick Adams and Jimmy Franklin.
Neta Kimbrough, 59, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1998, at her home after a long illness. She was an employee of Trustmark Bank at Barnes Crossing and a member of Kingsley Chapel Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Waters Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Dr. Ken Anderson and Bro. Wesley Kingsley officiating. Burial will be in Prentiss Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include her mother, Audrey Miller of Baldwyn; two sons, Ronny Kimbrough and his wife, Cindy, of Mooreville, and Richie Kimbrough and his wife, Lisa, of Saltillo; four grandchildren, Autumn, Austin, Courtney and Bryson Kimbrough; a special friend, Allen King; two brothers, Randle Miller and his wife, Lunell, of Baldwyn, and Mac Miller of Tupelo.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Kimbrough; a son, Randy Kimbrough; her father, Roy Miller; and two brothers, Larry Miller and Stanley Miller.
Pallbearers will be Steve Miller, Keith Miller, Jason Miller, Larry Kimbrough, Andy Kimbrough, Robbie Kimbrough, Joey Kimbrough, Mitch Kimbrough and Chris Kimbrough.
Ricky Dale Edwards
WEST POINT Ricky Dale Edwards, 37, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1998, at Roanoke Rapids, N.C. He was born in Isola to Erskin and Minnie Lee Donald Edwards. He had lived in West Point for 10 years. He was an iron worker for B.E.&K. Construction of Birmingham, Ala., and a member of the Church of God.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dewayne Blackwell officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Indianola Memorial Garden Cemetery in Indianola.
Survivors include his wife, Freda G. Edwards of West Point; two daughters, Rebekah Edwards and Brooke Edwards, both of West Point; one son, Daniel Edwards of West Point; his mother, Minnie Lee Roncali of Shaw; seven sisters, Martha Hester of Nettleton, Margie Goslin of Carrollton, Sara Ray and Rita Roncali, both of Indianola, Tina Garcia of Hazlehurst, and Brenda Manning and Linda Edwards, both of Greenville; eight brothers, Gene Edwards of London, Ky., Tommy Edwards of Southaven, Lee Edwards of Shannon, Farren Edwards of Fargo, N.D., Kenny Edwards of Southaven, Billy Ray Edwards of West Memphis, Ark., Joey Edwards of Greenville and Jason Edwards of Shaw; three stepbrothers; three stepsisters.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Walker, Keith Simmons, Greg Mitchell, Patrick Corbett, Doyle Booth and Milton Renfro Jr.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Woods, Scott O’Brian, Rick Smith, Kevin Edwards and Shane Edwards.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
NEW ALBANY Martha Elaine Hale, 73, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1998, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. She was born Nov. 7, 1924, in Union County to Andrew J. Jarvis Sr. and Ruth Carr Jarvis. She was a retired employee of Mohasco, and a member of Harmony Baptist Church, the Homemakers Club and the Busy Bee Quilting Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chesley Hale.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at United Funeral Service Chapel with Dr. Robert Daniel and the Rev. Enoch Purvis officiating. Burial will be in Glenfield Memorial Park.
Survivors include three sons, Kenneth Hale of Byhalia, Allen Hale of Decatur, Ala., and William Hale of New Albany; three sisters, Sybil Belyeu and Betty McDonald, both of New Albany, and Ruth Shettles of Como; three brothers, A.J. Jarvis and Bill Jarvis, both of New Albany, and Rowland Jarvis of Southaven; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today.
IUKA Esther Lindsey, 86, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1998, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home.
CORINTH Milton “Toad” Smith, 73, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1998, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. A lifelong resident of Alcorn County, he was born Aug. 18, 1925. He was a farmer, an associate of Chadco for 10 years and a bus driver with the Alcorn County School System for 10 years. He was a member of the West Corinth Pentecostal Tabernacle Church.
Services will be at 4:30 p.m. today at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Merle Dixon officiating. Burial will be in Clear Creek Cemetery in Corinth.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Mary Esteen Vandford Smith of Corinth; one daughter, Charlene S. Alexander of Savannah, Tenn.; one son, Perry Wayne Smith of Corinth; four brothers, Hershal Smith and Amos Smith, both of Corinth, Herman Smith of Walnut and Eugene Smith of Smithville; five grandchildren, Amanda Vanhoose, Jonni Smith, Reggie Robinson, Jim Robinson and Caiti Alexander; three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Jacky Smith; five sisters, Lucy Wilbanks; Dennea Evetts, Mildred Rorie, Ethlene King and Betty Jo Smith; and a grandson, Mike Robinson.
NEW ALBANY Ernest L. “Snap” Owen, 76, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1998, at his home. He was born Sept. 28, 1922, in Tippah County to Robert Lee and Myrtle Randolph Owen. He was retired, a former business owner and a former employee of Union County. He was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Rank Boyte officiating. Burial will be in Vista Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Rose Hall Owen of New Albany; two sons, Kenneth L. Owen and his wife, Sherra, of New Albany and Sammy Lee Owen and his wife, Brenda, of Ripley; two sisters, Nannie Lee Tidwell and Edith Wilder, both of New Albany; two brothers, Enoch Owen and Charles B. “Todd” Owen, both of New Albany; four grandchildren, Kenny Owen and his wife, Margaret, Suzanne Oliphant and her husband, David, Donn Owen and Jody Owen; two stepgrandchildren, Kim Benson and Kye Childs; one great-grandchild, Cody Oliphant; four stepgreat-grandchildren, Philip Oliphant, Carlee Benson, Kyleigh Childs and Brooke Ann Benson.
AMORY Charles Calhoun died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1998, at his home in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.
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