Obituaries, Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000

AUTHOR: JUDYC

Obituaries, Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000

Bob Jenkins

MABEN Robert C. “Bob” Jenkins, 83, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, at the Webster Health Services in Eupora. He was a retired employee of Futorian Manufacturing, where he worked for 30 years.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora with the Rev. John Foles and the Rev. John Lancaster officiating. Burial will be in Providence Cemetery in Choctaw County.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby Flemings Jenkins of Maben; four daughters, Betty Breazeale and Maxcine Turner, both of Maben, Peggy Helms of Eupora and Marilyn Bell of Mathiston; two sons, Charles Jenkins of Stewart and Billy Jenkins of Lake; two sisters, Virginia Varnes of Kilmichael and Kitty Ruth Bowens of Reform; one brother, Earl Jenkins of Eupora; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

Rachel Ware

Rachel Ware died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at Beverly Health Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Verona.

Hubert E. Davenport

IUKA Hubert E. Davenport, 68, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, at his home in Iuka.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Ludlams Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Hubert Ray Davenport of Iuka; two daughters, Veramae Voyles of Golden and Shirley Koller of Iuka; two sisters, Eulene Parker and Lorene Crawford, both of Tennessee; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Robert Earl Davenport and Jerry Jasper Davenport.

George Janes

WALNUT George Luther Janes died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at the Tippah County Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ripley Funeral Home.

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

Ruby Inman

CALHOUN CITY Ruby Palmer Inman, 61, died Friday, Feb. 19, 2000, at her residence. She was born Feb. 26, 1938, in Quitman County. She was the widow of Archie Lee Inman, who died April 24, 1997. She was a retired CLPN and a member of Trinity Bible Baptist Church.

Services were Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel in Calhoun City with the Rev. Brooks Turner officiating. Burial was in Pinecrest Memorial Garden.

Survivors include her mother, Sadie Palmer of Calhoun City; two daughters, Angela Craig of Houlka and Stephany Sexton of Starkville; one son, Chuck Inman of Memphis; two sisters, Betty White of Lambert and Wilma Palmer of Calhoun City; one brother, Gene Palmer of Okolona; four grandchildren, Zackary Inman, Kymberly Inman, Kayla Craig and Cara-Lee Sexton.

Pallbearers were Terry Craig, Cary Sexton, Randy Russell, Joey Holliman, John Inman and J.E. Inman.

Annie K. Moffett

AMORY Annie Kirkpatrick Moffett, 94, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, at her home after a long illness. She was born April 28, 1905, to John W. and Elizabeth Tubb Kirkpatrick, who preceded her in death. She was a lifelong resident of Monroe County and lived in the Kirk’s Crossroad community. She married Rube Crenshaw Moffett in 1927; he died in 1963. She was a homemaker and a member of Gregory Chapel Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory with Bro. H.V. Brown officiating. Burial will be in Haughton Memorial Park in Amory.

Survivors include three nieces, Peggi Adams and her husband, Wayne, of Amory, Pauline Foote of Memphis and Joan Winders of Olive Branch; three nephews, James Walls, Billy Walls and his wife, Louise, and Don Walls and his wife, Linda, all of Amory.

Pallbearers will be Richard Walls, Tim Walls, Brandon Adams, Jim Kirkpatrick, Robert Alsup and Dwayne Alsup.

Rufus Alsup will be an honorary pallbearer.

Memorials may be made to Gregory Chapel Baptist Church, c/o Dot Pruitt, 200 Thomas St., Amory MS 38821.

Bill Parker

CORINTH Milard “Bill” Parker, 55, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, at his home. He was the owner of a body shop most of his life and an employee of Kiddy’s Body Shop for the past 15 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He enjoyed fishing.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Coleman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dave Mills and the Rev. Frank Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include one son, Shane Parker of Corinth; three brothers, Jack Parker of Corinth, Ottis Parker of Memphis and Eldridge Parker of Brandon; three sisters, Clovis Robbins of Michie, Tenn., and Sandra Lewis and Beatrice Smith, both of Corinth; two grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Lena Parker; and three brothers, Charles Parker, Travis Parker and Grady Parker.

Visitation will be from noon to service time today.

Roy Daniel

IUKA Roy Daniel, 74, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, at the Iuka Hospital. He was a former resident of Maud, Ala., and a member of the Maud Presbyterian Church. He was a retired cattle farmer, and a former member of the Colbert County, Ala., and Tishomingo County Cattlemen’s Associations.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. W.T. Dexter officiating. Burial will be in Maud Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Lila Daniel of Iuka; one daughter, Peggy Stanfield of Tuscumbia, Ala.; one stepdaughter, Vickie Winchester of Ringgold, Ga.; two sons, Michael Daniel of Tishomingo and Mark Daniel of Corinth; one sister, Ruth Rutledge of Iuka; one brother, Billy Wayne Daniel of Iuka; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Jeffrey Daniel, Bubba Daniel, Thomas Stanfield, Johnny Bivins, Dexter Winchester and Matt Bostick.

Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Reid, Lyle White, John Edward Burns, Charles Burns, Tommy Pounders and Clovis Vandiver.

Buck Carden

IUKA Leonard “Buck” Carden, 67, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, at the Helen Keller Hospital in Sheffield, Ala. He was a musician.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jackie Dean officiating. Burial will be in Joel Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Bobbie Carden of Iuka; one daughter, Debra Sheppard of Walnut; seven sons, Keith Carden, Larry Carden, Gary Carden, Terry Carden and Jerry “Tex” Carden, all of Iuka, George “Bo” Carden of Memphis and Mike Carden of Tupelo; two sisters, Sally Carnes and Rosie Cole, both of Georgia; one brother-in-law, Chester “Chet” Allen of Iuka; five grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Dennis Luttrell, Bill Broad, Nathaniel James, Paul Faulkner, Phillip Faulkner and Chester Earl Lowery.

Honorary pallbearers will be David Lovelace, Tulon Hughes, Sonny Taylor and Ben Ben.

Mauveline McCall

DUMAS Exie Mauveline Grisham McCall, 70, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, at her home in Dumas. She was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church in Dumas. She was a homemaker and a former employee of PEP Industries in Ripley.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Bro. Terry Ledbetter officiating and Bro. Bill Baker assisting. Burial will be in Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Dumas.

Survivors include two sons, Billy McCall and his wife, Debbie, of Dumas, and Larry McCall of Ripley; three brothers, Charlie “Tige” Grisham of Memphis, and Marlin Grisham and Roger Grisham, both of Ripley; three sisters, Carolyn Fryar of Dumas, and Lucille Richardson and Cricket Gresham, both of Ripley; four grandchildren, Bobby and Scott McCall of Dumas, Jared McCall and Denise Wommack, both of Ripley; two great-grandchildren, Kristen Wommack and Cody Wommack, both of Ripley.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Marshall Grisham and Willie Mae Bartlett Grisham; her twin sister, Christine Grisham Crawford; and four brothers, Leland, Avery, Arnold and Junior Grisham.

Pallbearers will be Bobby McCall, Scott McCall, Jared McCall, Robert Allen Fryar, Steven Smith and Dennis Grisham.

James Johnson

BOONEVILLE James M. Johnson, 65, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was a retired furniture supervisor and a Baptist.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Chapel in Baldwyn with Bro. Jerry Guin and Loyd Stephens officiating. Burial will be in the Kirkville Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Doris Mink Johnson of Wheeler; two sons, John David Johnson and Melvin Johnson, both of Wheeler; two sisters, Shirley Howell and her husband, Tom, of New Albany, and Linda Gaines and her husband, Lester, of Pontotoc; four grandchildren, Lamont, Phillip, Dawyon and Amy.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Pallbearers will be Steve Howell, Mike Mink, Tony Stephens, Cory Hitt, Dale Howell and Terry Box.

Honorary pallbearers will be Lance Howell, Eddie Stephens, Dewayne Mink, Anthony Mink and John Grisham.

William T. Watson

VERONA William T. Watson, 71, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.

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Mr. William T. Watson

Verona

Arrangements incomplete

Jamie Woodruff

BOONEVILLE James Elvis “Jamie” Woodruff, 38, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, at his home. He was a welder employed with Woodruff’s Welding. He attended Canaan Assembly of God. He enjoyed fishing and drawing.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Pete McCoy officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Woodruff; two daughters, Tabatha Woodruff and Kimberly Woodruff, both of Cherokee, Ala.; his parents, James and June Woodruff of Booneville; two sisters, Sherry Woodruff and Norma Beene, both of Booneville; one brother, Terry Woodruff of Baldwyn; six nieces, Brittany Owens, Larkin McGee, Ashley Woodruff, Trudy Woodruff, Kristyn Smith and Erika Smith; one nephew, Jason Bearden.

Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. today and until service time Wednesday.

Billy Gene Bush

VARDAMAN Billy Gene Bush, 56, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, at his home. He was born July 26, 1943, in Calhoun County. He was a salesman, a veteran of the National Guard and a member of New Hope Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel in Calhoun City with the Rev. Fred Hartley and the Rev. Dale Easley officiating. Burial will be in Sarepta Cemetery in Bruce.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy Cain Bush of Vardaman; one daughter, Tanya Bush Wilson, and her husband, Rick, of Bruce; one sister, Diane Bailey of Vardaman; three brothers, Charles Bush, James Bush and Wayne Bush, all of Vardaman; one granddaughter, Tori Alissa Wilson.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Alice Bush and Kathlene Bush Shepherd.

Pallbearers will be Roy Bailey, James K. Hardin, Charles Lee McGreger, Sonny Fuggett, Mike Bush and Readale Oswalt.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Deborah Spencer

CORINTH Deborah Ann Spencer, 52, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was a lifelong resident of Corinth. She was a beautician for several years and a member of the First Pentecostal Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Terry Harmon and the Rev. Nelson Hight officiating. Burial will be in Union Church Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Chris Spencer, and his wife, Sheri, of Water Valley; his mother, Virginia Essary of Corinth; her grandmother, Arbie Chandler of Corinth; one grandchild, Marli Spencer of Water Valley; a special friend, Jerry Sullivan; aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father, Arlin Essary, and a granddaughter, Caitlin Spencer.

Brenda Hartley

SULLIGENT, Ala. Brenda Hartley, 54, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, at the Carraway Methodist Medical Center in Birmingham. She was born May 20, 1945, to William and Eulene Dodson Otts. She was a seamstress for McCoy Manufacturing and a member of the People’s Tabernacle Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the People’s Tabernacle Church with Bro. Phillip Blaylock officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent, Ala., is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Glenn Hartley of Sulligent, Ala.; one son, William Hartley, and his wife, Angie, of Sulligent, Ala.; one daughter, Sandra Taylor of Sulligent, Ala.; her mother, Eulene Otts of Vernon, Ala.; two brothers, Hoyt Otts of Sulligent, Ala., and Daris Otts of Jasper, Ala.; four sisters, Mary Faye King of Cordova, Ala., Dorothy Busby and Glenda Smith, both of Sulligent, Ala., and Shelby Minor of Becker; six grandchildren, Wesley Allen, Ray Allen, Brent Hartley, Josh Bobo, Hannah Hartley and Kayla Allen; special friends, William and Frances Brown of Hamilton, Ala.

She was preceded in death by her father, William Otts, and a sister, Willene Fielding.

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

Rethie Ledlow

FULTON Rethie Dill Ledlow, 63, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at the Daniel Health Care Complex. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She lived in Mantachie most of her life and in the Daniel Nursing Home for the past 20 years. She was the daughter of the late Troy and Reba Cooksey Dill.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Mantachie with Bro. Joe Jones officiating. Burial will be in Mantachie Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Bobby Ledlow of Red Bay, Ala.; one son, Jerry Ledlow, and his wife, Christy, of Tupelo; one daughter, Peggy Sparks of Verona; one brother, Wayne Dill of Pontotoc; one sister, Roxie Ledlow of Peppertown; eight grandchildren, Cindy Priest, Michael Smith, Terry Ledlow, Rita Ledlow, Julie Ledlow, Kim Priest, David Melton and Carolyn Eubank; four great-grandchildren, Brandon Priest, Michael David Smith, Shana Priest and Austin Ledlow.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Alvin Franklin Jr.

RANDOLPH Alvin Franklin Jr., 63, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, on Highway 330 East, eight miles east of Coffeeville. He was born Jan. 2, 1937, in Troy to William and Willie Mae Martin Franklin. He was a farmer and trader, and a Baptist.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with the Rev. Jeff Gilder and the Rev. Chris Hall officiating. Burial will be in Carey Springs Cemetery in Randolph.

Survivors include his wife, Johnnie Melton Franklin of Randolph; three daughters, Judy Terry of San Antonio, Texas, Sandra Cain of Bruce and Stacy Mathews of Randolph; four sons, Danny Franklin of Burnsville, and Steve Franklin, James Franklin and Brian Franklin, all of Randolph; two brothers, Morris Franklin and Clay Franklin, both of Bruce; three sisters, Pearl Washington and Malene Goodson, both of Bruce, and Shirley Eastman of Randolph; 16 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, David and Tony Franklin.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Franklin, Heath Franklin, Bradley Franklin, William Blount, Michael Hyland and Ray Blount.

Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. today.

Dr. George Furr

CLARKSDALE Dr. George Currie Furr, 85, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at St. Dominic’s Hospital in Jackson. He practiced medicine in Clarksdale for 48 years. He was a member of the Clarksdale and Six County Medical Society, where he served as past secretary and president. He was a member of the Mississippi State Medical Association, and an active member of the University of Mississippi and University of Tennessee Alumni Associations, the Southern Medical Association, the American Chemical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the New York Academy of Science.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Nowell Funeral Home Chapel in Clarksdale with the Red. Ed Woodall officiating. Burial will be in Oakridge Cemetery in Clarksdale.

Survivors include one daughter, Loydale Allen, and her husband, Edgar, of Vicksburg; two grandchildren, Carol Allen Popwell of Birmingham, Ala., and Mark Edgar Allen of Brookhaven; three great-grandchildren, Currie Allen, Callen Popwell and Jaybeth Popwell; one nephew, Wayne Shannon Orr Jr. of Clarksdale.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bessie Dale Griffin Furr, and a brother, Dorman Furr.

The family will receive friend from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Thelma Miller

CORINTH Thelma Inez Miller, 66, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, as the result of an automobile accident in Alcorn County. She was a retired seamstress and a member of North Corinth Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Malcom P. Miller Sr.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at North Corinth Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Wages officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Ramer, Tenn. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one son, Malcom Patterson Miller Jr. of Guys, Tenn.; one sister, Ruby Corneluis of Booneville; her mother, Edna Bizzell of Corinth; two brothers, Richard Bizzell of Michie, Tenn., and William “Bill” Bizzell of Corinth; one grandson, Zachary Darrell Miller.

Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today.

Jerry Epps

TISHOMINGO Jerry Ward Epps died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont.

Hank Miller

CORINTH Henry L. “Hank” Miller, 35, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, as the result of an auto accident in Alcorn County. He was a timber worker and a member of North Corinth Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at North Corinth Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Wages officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Ramer, Tenn. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Ramona Miller of Corinth; one son, Zachary Darrell Miller of Belmont; one brother, Malcom P. Miller Jr. of Guys, Tenn.

He was preceded in death by his father, Malcom P. Miller Sr.

Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Cleta Shumpert

FULTON Cleta W. Shumpert, 90, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a homemaker and a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Walter and Dona Martin Wood, and the widow of Chester Shumpert, who died June 15, 1980.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hopewell Baptist Church with Bro. Danny Pitts and Bro. Frank Panzrino officiating. Burial will be in Keyes Cemetery. McNeece-Morris Funeral Home of Fulton is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two sons, Elwood Shumpert and his wife, Tomi Rea, and O’Neil Shumpert and his wife, Catherine, all of Dorsey; seven grandchildren, Cathy Mattox and her husband, Adrian, Beth Mann and her husband, Johnny, Donna Ballard and her husband, Allen, Emily Elmore and her husband, Thomas, Michael Shumpert and his wife, Christie, Teresa Belk and her husband, Leroy, and Derek Shumpert; 13 great-grandchildren, Rich Mattox, Anna Mattox Johnson and her husband, Chris, Betsy Mann, Sarah Mann, Shala Ballard, Josh Ballard, John Elmore, David Elmore, Lindsey Elmore, Katye Shumpert, Trae Belk, Laura Belk and Leah Belk.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church 30 minutes before services Wednesday.

Lorine Penny

BALDWYN Lorine Penny, 64, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Hopkins officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Edsel Penny; one son, Billy Penny, and his wife, Ann, of Booneville; one sister, Della Thomas of Booneville; two brothers, James Woodruff of Booneville and Joseph Woodruff of Baldwyn; two grandsons, Shane Roberts and Brian Roberts.

She was preceded in death by parents, Joe and Emma Wodruff, and a sister, Wynola Hopkins.

Pallbearers will be Matthew Mayo, Mark Mayo, Shane Roberts, Brian Roberts, Mitchell Mayo, Ricky Knowles and Ian McVey.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

Buck Noe

AMORY Kenneth R. “Buck” Noe, 69, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at his home in Monroe County. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.

Lillie L. LaFevers

CORINTH Lillie L. LaFevers, 65, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at her home. She was a native of Prentiss County. She was a retired nurse’s assistant and a sitter.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Coleman Funeral Home Chapel with Janie Spearman officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include one son, Larry LaFevers of Rienzi, Mo.; one daughter, Nancy LaFevers of Chicago; her mother, Rhoda Belle Mathis of Corinth; one sister, Effie Griffin of Corinth; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William LaFevers, and her father, Lawrence Pounds.

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

Linda Ann Mink

SHANNON Linda Ann McVay Mink, 47, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at her home. A lifelong resident of Lee County, she was born Nov. 30, 1952. She was a graduate of Shannon High School. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Shannon. She enjoyed crosstitching and flowers. She married James Mink on Feb. 20, 1971.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mark Cayson and the Rev. Robert Armstrong officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park in Verona.

Survivors include her husband, James Mink of Shannon; a daughter, Suzanne Mink McCaine, and her husband, Lou, of Shannon; her grandchildren, Austin Williams, Alex McCaine, Victoria McCaine and Elishia McCaine; her parents, Bobby and Anna Sue McVay of Shannon; a sister, Pam Kelly, and her husband, the Rev. Tommy Kelly, of Houston; her brothers, Ken McVay and his wife, Octavia, of Shannon, and Gary McVay and his wife, Tammy, of Nettleton; one aunt, Callie Ruth Frederick, and her husband, Booty, of Shannon; one uncle, Marlin Goggins and his wife, Earlene, of Olive Branch; nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 4:30 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 21, Shannon MS 38868.

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Linda Ann McVay Mink

Shannon

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Lee Memorial Park

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Rubel Wiginton

BOONEVILLE Rubel Lee Wiginton, 72, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. He was born Dec. 12, 1927, in Alcorn County to Fletcher and Lena Johnson Wiginton. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and received the World War II Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal. He was a retired shipping clerk with Illinois Molding Co. He was a Master Mason, 3rd Degree, and a member of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Illinois. He had been a resident of Booneville for the past six years after working 38 years in Chicago. He attended Liberty Hill Baptist Church. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed yard work.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Kevin Merritt officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Corinth.

Survivors include his wife, Gladys Palmer Wiginton of Booneville; one daughter, Janice W. Papke, and her husband, Gene, of Greenville, S.C.; two sons, Michael Wiginton and his wife, Dorothy, of Oklawaha, Fla., and Kenneth Wiginton and his wife, Patricia, of Falkner; one brother, A.J. “Jake” Wiginton of Glen; four grandchildren, Michael Cullen Wiginton, Brittany Marie Wiginton, Clinton Tate Wiginton and Kennedy Clayton Wiginton.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Morris Cullen Wiginton, Woodrow Wiginton, Paul Wiginton and Hubert Wiginton.

Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Deposit Guaranty National Bank, P.O. Box 1460, Corinth MS 38835.