Obituaries, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 1998

AUTHOR: JUDYC

Obituaries, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 1998

Mattie Brown

HOUSTON Martha Jane “Mattie” Brown Brown, 100, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1998, at Batesville Manor in Batesville. She was born Sept. 27, 1897, in Chickasaw County to James Winfred Scott Featherston Brown and Harriet Patterson Brown. She was the widow of Frank M. Brown. She was a retired homemaker.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Houston Funeral Home with Elder Charles Porter officiating. Burial will be in Poplar Springs Cemetery.

Survivors include a sister, Christine Arnett of Gulfport.

Her nephews will be pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

Jesse M. Dunlap

GORDO, Ala. Jesse M. Dunlap, 73, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1998, at his home. He was formerly of Amory. He was a member of the Gordo First Baptist Church and a veteran of World War II.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Gordo First Baptist Church with Dr. Marc Howard and Dr. Ron Kirkland officiating. Burial will be in the Gordo City Cemetery. Stabler-Robbins Funeral Directors Inc. of Reform, Ala., is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Gay Baines Dunlap of Gordo, Ala.; two sons, Jess Dunlap of Florence, Ala., and Royce T. Dunlap of Houston, Texas; three sisters; three brothers; six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Kimberley Wynn Dunlap.

Alec Warren

James A. “Alec” Warren, 91, died Monday, Jan. 26, 1998, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illless. He was a lifelong resident of Lee County. He was a farmer and a member of Willis Heights Primitive Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Maggie Wilson Warren, in 1988.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Robert Shettles and Elder Roger Browning officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery near Belden.

Survivors include 11 children, James H. Warren and his wife, Edna, of Beech Springs, Richard W. Warren and his wife, Martha Dale, of Pontotoc, Mavis Harville and her husband, Jeff, of Big Sandy, Tenn., Calvin E. Warren and his wife, Betty, of Tupelo, Barbara Riggs and her husband, Glen, of Tupelo, Nancy Cooper and her husband, Ricky, of Tupelo, Daniel Warren and his wife, Jackie, of Tupelo, Alex R. Warren and his wife, Sandra, of Tupelo, Morris S. Warren and his wife, Lisa, of Tupelo, Arlis L. Warren ad his wife, Patricia, of Pontotoc, and Debra Pettus and her husband, Maurice, of Grenada; 23 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren.

His grandchildren will be pallbearers.

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James “Alec” Warren

Tupelo

11 a.m. today

Lee Memorial Chapel

Union Cemetery Belden

Edith Moore

Okolona

10 a.m. Thursday

Bethany Church of God of Prophecy

Ellzey Cemetery

Visit: 5 to 9 p.m. today

Gladys Caldwell

DERMA Gladys Lorette Caldwell, 89, died Monday, Jan. 26, 1998, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. She was born Aug. 1, 1908, in Calhoun County to James F. and Mary E. Dees Ward. She was a retired employee of Kellwood Manufacturing Co. and a member of Second Baptist Church in Calhoun City.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel in Calhoun City with the Rev. Jeff Howell, the Rev. Edward Pendergrast and the Rev. Carl Morris officiating. Burial will be in New Providence Cemetery in Derma.

Survivors include her husband, Herman L. Caldwell of Derma; two sons, Edgar R. Caldwell of Houston, Texas, and Manley L. Caldwell of Hernando; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

S.Q. McKelroy

BRUCE S.Q. McKelroy, 77, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1998, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. He was born Dec. 16, 1920, in Booneville, Ark., to T.E. McKelroy Sr. and Connie Lantrip McKelroy. He was retired from McKelroy Oil Co. after 35 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the VFW. He served as an alderman for the City of Bruce for 12 years. He was a member of the Bruce First Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Charles Nestor officiating. Burial will be in Bruce Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Hortense Spratlin McKelroy of Bruce; one son, Tom McKelroy of Memphis; two grandchildren, Jay and Emily McKelroy of Memphis; three brothers, T.E. McKelroy Jr. of Southaven, Pete McKelroy of Coldwater and Jerry McKelroy of Grenada.

Pallbearers will be Charles McKelroy, Robert McKelroy, Rodney McKelroy, James E. McKelroy, David McKelroy, Mack McKelroy, Tim McKelroy and Jeff McKelroy.

Sue Cox

WATER VALLEY Sue Martin Cox, 71, died Monday, Jan. 26, 1998, at her home. She was born Oct. 6, 1926, in Yalobusha County to Robert Elander and Zennie Pearl Pass Martin. She was a retired seamstress for Big Yank Corp. She was a member and Sunday School teacher at the First Baptist Church of Water Valley. An artist and painter, she taught painting classes and in her later years was known for her painting ministry.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church of Water Valley with the Rev. Randy Bain and the Rev. James West officiating. Burial will be in Pinecrest Memorial Gardens of Water Valey. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Raymond L. Cox of Water Valley, whom she married March 23, 1945; three daughters, Mary Sue Jackson of Oakland, Sarah Pullen of Coffeeville and Linda Smith of Florence, Ala.; two sons, Steve Cox and J.C. Cox, both of Water Valley; three sisters, Francas Meder of Medara, Calif., Kathleen Whitehead of Oxford and Faye Comer of Dallas, Texas; one brother, Kenneth Martin of Oxford; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Lowell Edwards, Bill McGoodwin, Billy Flippin, Paul Burney, Chris Spencer and John McKinney.

Memorials may be made to the Nicaragua Mission Fund, c/o Bennie Turnage, Turnage Drug Store, Water Valley, Miss. 38956.

Larry E. Hopkins

BOONEVILLE Larry E. Hopkins, 49, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1998, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth after a long illness. He was disabled and a member of Lakeview Baptist Church.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bobby White officiating. Burial will be in the Mormon Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Deborah Russell Hopkins; his mother, Wynola Hopkins of Booneville; his father, Ernest Hopkins of Tupelo; one daughter, Carrie Floyd and her husband, Jason, of Booneville; one son, Lance Hopkins and his fiancee, Leigh Moss, of Booneville; one sister, Elaine Armstrong of Booneville; four brothers, Jerry Hopkins, Gary Hopkins and Mike Hopkins, all of Booneville, and Tommy Hopkins of Belden.

Janice Sullivan

SULLIGENT, Ala. Janice Smith Sullivan, 40, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998, at Carraway Northwest Medical Center in Winfield, Ala. She was born June 18, 1957, in Chicago to Johnny B. Smith and Eula Mae Robertson. She was a member of the Praised Assembly of God in Weston, Ala., and a certified nursing assistant at the Care Center in Vernon, Ala.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Otts Funeral Home Chapel in Sulligent with the Rev. Larry Cook officiating. Burial will be in the Gilmer Addition of the Sulligent City Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Jackie Sullivan of Sulligent; four sons, Willie Jones of St. Petersburg, Fla., Jackie Ray Sullivan and Jimmy Don Smith, both of Sulligent, and Adam Jones of Oklahoma City, Okla.; two daughters, Tina Jones and Jacquline Sullivan, both of Sulligent; her father, Johnny B. Smith of Chicago; four brothers, Barry Robertson of Sulligent, Kenneth Smith of Grove Hill, Ala., Sam Ernest Smith of Vernon, Ala., and Johnny B. Smith of Red Bay, Ala.; two sisters, Debra Hicks of Denver, Colo., and Melinda Harrington of Sulligent; 10 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Eula Mae Robertson.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Flora Walls

CALHOUN CITY Flora Chrestman Walls, 52, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1998, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born April 7, 1945, in Calhoun County to William C. and Grace Hughes. She was a homemaker and a member of Trinity Church.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Oak Springs Cemetery in Derma.

Survivors include her husband, Joe Walls of Calhoun City; two daughters, Nita Walls of Calhoun City and Rita Mulkey of Bruce; one son, Jason Walls of Calhoun City; one sister, Emma Kirk of Calhoun City; three grandchildren, Natasha Collins, Tonya Mulkey and Mitch Mulkey; one great-grandchild, Anastasia Berry.

She was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.

Pallbearers will be Tony Mulkey, Mitch Mulkey, Drew Kirk, Chris Berry, Barry Edwards, Joe Berry and Johnny Collins.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today.

Maggie Simmons

POTTS CAMP Maggie Ethel Simmons, 103, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1998, at Briarcrest Extended Care Nursing Home in Ashland. She was born Jan. 3, 1895, in Potts Camp to James A. and Dora Barden Boren. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Potts Camp.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Thomas Funeral Home Chapel in Holly Springs. Burial will be in Potts Camp Cemetery.

Survivors include three daughters, Madalynne Ash of Potts Camp, Louise Randolph of Memphis and Jean Nichols of Oxford; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph S. Simmons, and a son, Joe Simmons.

Pallbearers will be Stanley Simmons, Mike Nichols, David Randolph, Wayne Simmons, Ron Nichols and Billy McAlexander.

Visitation will begin at 4:30 p.m. today.

William Grisham

BALDWYN William Ervin Grisham, 72, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1998, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a retired farmer and a Baptist.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Carl Dunlap officiating. Burial will be in the Lebanon Cemetery.

Survivors include three brothers, Bonard Grisham and his wife, Margaret, James Grisham and his wife, Martha, and Billy Grisham and his wife, Barbara, all of Baldwyn; two sisters-in-law, Sue Nell Grisham and Caroline Grisham, both of Baldwyn.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Grisham, and two brothers, Melvin and Jack Grisham.

His nephews and cousins will be pallbearers.

Maudie Young

AMORY Maudie Neal Young, 84, died Monday, Jan. 26, 1998, at the Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. She was born June 22, 1913, in Alabama to James Henry and Mittie Johnson Neal. She had lived in Monroe County for the past 20 years. She was a homemaker and a member of the Amory Church of God. She was the widow of Azzof Akilee Young, who died in 1977.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen with the Rev. Greg Chamblee and the Rev. James Wells officiating. Burial will be in Oddfellows Rest Cemetery.

Survivors include six daughters, Kathleen Nealy of Mansfield, Texas, Joyce Gunter of Texarkana, Ark., and Dorothy Parish, Rachel Capel, Jean Crosby and Doris Thornton, all of Amory; four sons, James Henry Walters of Hattiesburg, Robert Ashcraft and Richard Thornton, all of Amory, and Donald Garner of Wren; 37 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Daniel Wayne Harris.

Her grandsons will be pallbearers.

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

Bobby G. Hastings

RED BAY, Ala. Bobby G. Hastings, 62, died Monday, Jan. 26, 1998, at the Harbert Hills Nursing Home in Savannah, Tenn. He was a native of Mississippi. He was a brick mason for 37 years and a member of Trinity Assembly of God.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay with Tommy Oatsvall and David Kelly officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Wanda Hastings of Red Bay; two daughters, Amanda Yager and Amelia Coburn, both of Red Bay; one son, Keelan Hastings of Florence, Ala.; one grandson, Kyle Yager; three brothers; two sisters; nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Nelson, Charles Montgomery, Lonnie Wilkerson, Bill Elrod, Jerry Butler and Jim Parker.

Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Henry S. Harrison

DENNIS Henry S. Harrison, 88, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1998, at the Care Center of Red Bay. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont.

Howard Hackman

SULLIGENT, Ala. Howard Hackman, 65, died Monday, Jan. 26, 1998, at the DCH Medical Center in Tuscaloosa, Ala. A native of Lamar County, Ala., he was the son of the late Ella Mae Johnson and Melvin Hackman. He was a retired employee of Continental Conveyor in Winfield, Ala., a Mason and a member of St. James Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Otts Funeral Home Chapel in Sulligent with the Rev. E.L. Brown officiating. Burial will be in the Gilmer Addition of the Sulligent City Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Dimple Hackman of Sulligent; two sons, Dennis Carl Hackman of Newark, N.J., and Charles Edward Hackman of Beaverton, Ala.; two daughters, Rebecca Hamm of Winfield, Ala., and Opal Gail Hackman of Sulligent, Ala.; two sisters, Christine Culp and Estella Brown, both of Jacksonville, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two aunts, Lucille Hackman and Perlie Harrington, both of Sulligent; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Frank Hackman and Melvin Hackman Jr.; and two sisters, Leester Barnes and Della Mae Bartford.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Polly Hamilton

NEW ALBANY Elizabeth Ann “Polly” Harwell Hamilton, 77, died Monday, Jan. 26, 1998, at her home. She was born Aug. 16, 1920, in New Albany to G.W. and Louie Bevill Harwell. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Marjorie Houston Sunday School Class. She was a former employee of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County and a member of the hospital’s Auxiliary. She also was a former employee of Gray Drug Co.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the First United Methodist Church in New Albany with the Rev. Leslie Nabors officiating. Burial will be in New Albany Cemetery. United Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one son, William Barry Hamilton and his wife, Martha, of New Albany; one brother, Bill Harwell of New Albany; two grandsons, William Barry “Bo” Hamilton Jr. and his wife, Sabrina, of Little Rock, Ark., and William Brady Hamilton and his wife, Sedia, of Huntsville, Ala.; one great-grandchild, Megan Brooke Hamilton of Little Rock, Ark.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Merle Hamilton.

Pallbearers will be John Mitchell, Bill Hall, Charles Skinner, Bill Farned, John Ray Cobb and Ellis Reid.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Carl O. Sanders

CORINTH Carl O. Sanders, 85, died Monday, Jan. 26, 1998, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home. He was a retired farmer.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Coleman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Wages officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Cemetery.

Survivors include one sister, Belle Green of Michie, Tenn.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today.

Jerry Dale Nix

BRUCE Jerry Dale Nix, 58, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1998, at his home. He was born April 2, 1939, in Big Creek to Charlie Ship Nix and Marie Moser Nix. He was an employee of Nix Welding for 35 years and a member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. W.R. Harrelson officiating. Burial will be in Memory Memorial Gardens in Bruce.

Survivors include two daughters, Shrissa N. Grier of Atlanta, Ga., and Alicia Nix of Hattiesburg; three sons, Vince Nix of Oxford, and Brooks Nix and Jay Nix, both of Bruce; one grandchild, Caitlin Nix of Bruce; one sister, Rebekah N. Winters of Hernando; six brothers, Charles Nix of Lamont, Mo., Mike Nix of Mountain Home, Ark., John Nix of Florence, Robert Nix of Jackson, Mark Nix of Coldwater and Joe Nix of Rome, Ga.; his mother, Marie Nix of Bruce.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charlie Nix, and a sister, Jennifer N. Mobley.

Pallbearers will be Leslie Joe Nix, George Nix, Tommy Hallum, Mike Burt, Clyde Bramlett and Billy Hitt.

Honorary pallbearers will be Smokey Barefield, Edward Franklin Wooten, Allen Wade Terry, David Earl Edwards, Ed Alexander, Poe Turner and Bill Kakales.

Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. today.

Joe Lessel

NETTLETON Joe Lessel, 80, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1998, at his home. He was a retired farmer and factory worker, and a member of Center Hill Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Ecru with Bro. J.W. Owen officiating. Burial will be in Center Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Lessel of Nettleton; five stepsons, Harold Carnathan of Queen City, Texas, Paul Carnathan of the Cardina community, David Carnathan of the Pontocola community, Mike Carnathan of Mantachie and Tim Carnathan of Nettleton; three sisters, Omie Dye of Ecru, and Ethel Grant and Effie Smith, both of Blue Springs; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time today.

Steve McBride

WOODLAND Steve McBride, 43, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1998. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Houston Funeral Home.

Maurice Busby

BIGGERSVILLE Maurice Busby died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1998, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth after a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McPeters Funeral Directors of Corinth.

James Mardis

NEW ALBANY James Lester Mardis, 51, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 1998, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in New Albany. He was born June 26, 1946, in Prentiss County to Leroy Lester and May Deen Ashcraft Mardis. He was a Pentecostal and an Army veteran. He enjoyed doing crafts.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Mortimer Funeral Home Chapel in New Albany with Bro. Charlie Gainey and Bro. Randy Hamilton officiating. Burial will be in Glenfield Memorial Gardens in New Albany.

Survivors include his wife, Iva Nell Mardis; his mother, May Deen Mardis of Saltillo; one son, James Michael Mardis of Booneville; one daughter, Crystil Mardis of New Albany; one stepson, Timothy Byers of New Albany; four stepdaughters, Jeannette Gilliam of Myrtle, Lydell Harris of New Albany, Shena Rhea of Enterprise and Andrea Byers of New Albany; two brothers, Phil Mardis of Baldwyn and Jerry Mardis of Jumpertown; five sisters, Helen Sue Pooler of Panama Beach, Fla., Robin Randle of New Albany, Marilyn Ray of Myrtle, Debra Pena of Jackson and Dorthey Mardis of Jumpertown; 12 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father; one daughter, Sonya Lynn Mardis; and a grandchild, Renea Alexander.

Pallbearers will be Thomas Mardis, Stevie Ray, Marty Mardis, Chris Rhea, Tommy Caviness and Devaughn Kelly.

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Marilyn M. Monroe

Marilyn M. Monroe, 48, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1998, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. She was born in Jackson and attended school in Clinton. She was a graduate of Clinton High School, where she was Miss Clinton High School and class valedictorian. She held degrees from Mississippi State University and Mississippi College. She received her doctor of arts degree in English from Ole Miss. She was one of the founders of the Kappa Delta Sorority at MSU and served as the chapter’s first president. She was an English teacher at West Point, Clinton, Brookhaven and Tupelo high schools, and at Itawamba Community College. She was selected as STAR Teacher at Tupelo High School, was named M.S.P.A. Adviser of the Year and received an Award of Merit at ICC. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Tupelo, where she served on the church’s Administrative Board.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church of Tupelo with Dr. James R. McCormick and Dr. Prentiss M. Gordon Sr. officiating. Burial will be in Tupelo Memorial Park. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband of 20 years, Bob Monroe of Tupelo; one son, Austin Monroe of Mississippi State; one sister, Valerie Box of Clinton; one brother, Penn Majors of Clinton; six nieces and nephews, Andy Whitwell, Jennifer Whitwell, Penn Majors IV, Justin Majors, Lindsey Box and Adam Majors.

Pallbearers will be Dr. Joe Bailey, Ted Moll, James Sloan, Melvin McClure Jr., Dr. Randy McCoy, David Sullivan, Pitt Farrar and Jess Mark.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Julian Prince, Raymond Kellum, Dr. Swan Burrus, Dr. Benton Hilbun, Dr. Barney Guyton, Dr. Charles Montgomery, Dr. David Cole, Dr. Cliff Brook and Jim Brewer.

Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 412 W. Main St., Tupelo, Miss. 38801.

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Mrs. Onner McCord

Beech Springs

2 p.m. today

Jefferson Street Chapel

Beech Springs Cemetery

Mrs. Marilyn M. Monroe

Tupelo

1 p.m. Friday

First United Methodist Church

Tupelo Memorial Park

Eddie B. King

ORLANDO, Fla. Eddie B. King died Monday, Jan. 26, 1998, in Orlando, Fla. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Beasley Funeral Home of New Albany.

Henry Miller

VERONA Henry Miller died Monday, Jan. 26, 1998, at Parkview Manor in Humboldt, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Beasley Funeral Home of Verona.

Dennis Crawford

BOONEVILLE Dennis Crawford, 70, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1998, at Booneville Baptist Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home.

George Tubb

AMORY George Albert Tubb, 65, died Monday, Jan. 26, 1998, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory after a sudden illness. He was born Dec. 14, 1932, in Selmer, Tenn. He had lived in Monroe County most of his life, except for a brief time in Itawamba County. He was a resident of Hatley. He attended the Hatley School. He was an employee of Walker Manufacturing for several years. He then was self-employed as a lawn mower mechanic. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Pickle Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bodie Neal officiating. Burial will be in the Hatley Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Bobbie Jeanne Banks Tubb of Amory, whom he married in 1970; four sons, J.T. Tubb and his wife, Cheryl, of Coral Springs, Fla., Donald Wayne Tubb and his wife, Kathy, of Shannon, and Preston Lee Tubb and Sanford George Tubb and his wife, Robbie, all of Amory; two daughters, Louise Tubb Cox and her husband, Dale, of Fulton and Patricia Ann Tubb Phillips and her husband, Ray, of Nettleton; one brother, Larry Tubb of Amory; two sisters, Judy Sloan of Amory and Sandra Earnest of Becker; his stepmother, Beatrice Tubb of Amory; a special friend, James Gilliland of Amory; eight grandchildren, Pam Cox White, Michael Cox, Amanda Cox, Johnny Dale Tubb, Crystal Easter, Tara Chiavetta, Angela Tubb, and Tiffany Tubb.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert Isiah Tubb and Mary Jane Russom Tubb, and one son, Johnny Dale Tubb.

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Farrar, Kevin Farrar, Ronnie Sloan, Donnie Sloan, Billy Sorrells, Leon Phillips, Michael Cox and Johnny Dale Tubb.

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

Edith Moore

OKOLONA Edith Gilbert Moore, 74, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1998, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. She was a homemaker and a member of Bethany Church of God of Prophecy in Okolona. She was the widow of Tom Moore Sr., who died June 6, 1982. She enjoyed reading her Bible, cooking and sewing.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Bethany Church of God of Prophecy with the Rev. Wyndell Sidebottom officiating. Burial will be in the Ellzey Cemetery near Vardaman. Okolona Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include five children, Tom Moore Jr. and his wife, Brenda, of Ecru, Terry Moore and his wife, Della, of Gillette, Wyo., Roger Moore and his wife, Cyndy, of Okolona, Jacky Moore and his wife, Cheryl, of Okolona, and Sandra Burroughs and her husband, Van, of Amory; one brother, Clyde Gilbert of Newport, Tenn.; three sisters, Wilma Huff and Evelyn Maddron, both of Newport, Tenn., and Lillian Gunter of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Jackie Cruise, Eddie Brassfield, Eddie Brooks, Eugene Thornton, Gary Moore and Raymond Moore.

Honorary pallbearers will be James “Mug” Finn and J.C. Houk.

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

David Keith

PONTOTOC David “Red John” Keith, 36, died Monday, Jan. 26, 1998, at his home. He was a truck driver and a Baptist.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with the Rev. Randy Kolb officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Jackie Keith of Tupelo; two daughters, Susan Marie Keith of Tupelo and Krissy Keith of Pontotoc; three sons, David Dewayne Keith and Jonathan Dewayne Keith, both of Pontotoc, and John David Keith of Clarksdale; three sisters, Helen Hatton of Southaven, and Elsie May Matthews and Brenda Clark, both of Pontotoc; two brothers, Larry Keith and Gerald Keith, both of Pontotoc; his mother, Lucille Keith of Pontotoc.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lester L. Keith, and a brother, Roy “Bud” Keith.

Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to service time Thursday.