Obituaries: Wednesday, March 18, 1998
Lillie H. Park
SARDIS Lillie H. Park, 71, died Monday, March 16, 1998, as the result of an automobile accident on Highway 35 North in Sardis. She was born Aug. 7, 1926, in Lee County to Luther Lee and Dovie Parker Hand. She was a homemaker and the widow of Clyde Park.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville with the Rev. Leonard Russell officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park in Batesville.
Survivors include two daughters, Judy Park McDaniel of Knoxville, Tenn., and Carolyn Park Russell of Sardis; two sons, Stanley Park and Bobby Park, both of Sardis; four sisters, Monica Crow of St. Charles, Mo., Dorothy Helton of Truman, Ark., and Gail McIntyre and Amanda Muse, both of Harrisburg, Ark.; her mother, Dovie Hand of Harrisburg, Ark.; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
CORINTH Edith Dillingham, 72, died Monday, March 16, 1998, at her home in Corinth. She was a retired employee of Chadco and a Baptist.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Bethlehem Baptist Church with the Rev. Lloyd Lamb and the Rev. Wallace South officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include a brother, Roy Dillingham of Walnut; two sisters, Martha McAnally of Glen and Mary Helen Meeks of Jackson, Tenn.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Meeks, Larry Meeks, Ronald Jordan, John McAnally, Jim McAnally and Johnny Roy Dillingham.
BOONEVILLE Oma Christian, 79, died Tuesday, March 17, 1998, at Booneville Baptist Hospital after a long illness. She was the owner of Christian Florist in Booneville for more than 30 years. She was a charter member of Thrasher Methodist Church and a graduate of Thrasher High School.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jack Williams and the Rev. C.D. Edge officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Henry Christian; two sons, Kenneth Christian of Booneville, and James Terry Christian and his wife, Sandra, of Slidell, La.; two sisters, Betty Jo Downs of Booneville and Lona Boren of Tupelo; two brothers, Roy Morris of Booneville and Edgar Morris of Grenada; three grandchildren, Brian Christian of Booneville, and April Christian and Shannon Christian, both of Slidell, La.; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Hattie Morris; two sisters, Billie Caver and Grace Sheffield; and three brothers, Robert Morris, Everette Morris and Earl Morris.
Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Thursday.
NEW ALBANY Lorene Martin Dillard, 86, died Monday, March 16, 1998, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. She was born June 15, 1911, in New Albany to Edwin and Geneva King Martin. She was a homemaker and a member of Ingomar Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Bert Harper and the Rev. Truman Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Ingomar Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Earl Dillard; three daughters, Betty Joe Miller of Memphis, Shirley J. Swords Armstrong and her husband, Ellis, of New Albany, and Brenda A. Carr and her husband, Hollis, of Oxford; one son, Larry M. Dillard and his wife, Sue, of New Albany; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Estelle Martin, and a grandson, Larry Martin Dillard Jr.
Pallbearers will be Dr. Dennis P. Morgan, James T. Bevis, Michael L. Swords, David Horn, Drew Horn and John D. Horn.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
GLEN Emerson “Emmie” Osborn, 2 1/2 months, died Monday, March 16, 1998, at the Iuka Hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Randy Bostick officiating and Bro. Bobby Capps assisting.
Survivors include her parents, Audie and Joan Osborn of Glen; two brothers, Jeremy Osborn and Sam Osborn, both of Glen; her grandparents, Allen and Peggy Osborn of Iuka, Pat and Ann Cole of Tennessee, and Frances Williams of Glen; her great-grandmother, Lena Williams of Burnsville.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Truman Williams.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
MANTACHIE Della Lois Nanney, 65, died Tuesday, March 17, 1998, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McNeece-Morris Funeral Home of Mantachie.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
PLANTERSVILLE Eliza Jane Williams, 94, died Monday, March 16, 1998, at Lee Manor Nursing Home. She was born July 19, 1903. She joined New Zion M.B. Church in Plantersville at an early age and was a charter member of the church. She served as choir director, soloist and president of the Missionary Society. She was a past Matron of the Heroines of Jericho Court No. 258 of Plantersville. She was the Altar Gate Keeper of the First District of Heroines of Jericho for four years and the court director for four years. She served as assistant secretary of the Blackwood Singing Convention for 18 years.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at New Zion M.B. Church in Plantersville with the Rev. James Tucker officiating. Burial will be in Center Hill Cemetery. N.L. Jones Funeral Directors of Verona is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Annis Blackful of Plantersville; a son-in-law, Curtis Mabry of Plantersville; her grandchildren, Mary E. Forster and her husband, Ledentry, Edward E. Mabry and his wife, Rosemary, James A. Mabry and his wife, Vernice, Vurel L. Mabry Sr. and his wife, Irene, Gary Montgomery, Fayette Chapman and her husband, Mike, Wanda W. Green, and Craig B. Blackful and his wife, Gwen; 24 great-grandchildren; 19 great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Charlie Carter and John Carter, both of Gary, Ind.; one sister, Letha Hunt of Gary, Ind; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Zollie Williams; two children, Essie M. Mabry and John Blackful; her father, Luther Carter; her mother, Leola Ruff Estes; her stepfather, Marion Estes; a brother, L.T. Carter; and a sister, Lutha Ruff.
Visitation will begin after 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.
RIPLEY Minnie Mae Caviness, 94, died Monday, March 16, 1998, at the Tippah County Hospital. She was the widow of Joe Caviness, and the daughter of the late Tom and Annie Henderson Minor. She was a member of Medlock Methodist Church and a homemaker.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Curle officiating. Burial will be in Medlock Cemetery in Benton County.
Survivors include two daughters, Mavis Wilbanks of Falkner and Annie Lou Turner of Ripley; two sons, Joel Earl Caviness of Walnut and James Dudley Caviness of Falkner; one sister, Lee Burchett of Memphis; 16 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; 20 great-great-grandchildren.
SHANNON Carl Winford Hester, 67, died Tuesday, March 17, 1998, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. He was born June 22, 1930, in Pontotoc County and lived in Wren most of his life. He worked many years as a welder for Wren Body Works, and Town and Country Mobile Homes. He attended the Shannon Church of Jesus Christ. He enjoyed gardening.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Verona with Bro. Jack Raper and Bro. Paul Beam officiating. Burial will be in the Shannon Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Rena Hester of Shannon; five children, Herbert Springer and his wife, Nona, of Decatur, Ala., Peggy Hamlett and her husband, Larry, of Amory, Carl Winford Hester Jr. and his wife, Linda, of Shannon, Debra Morris and her husband, Ricky, of Shannon, and Danny Hester of Nettleton; seven brothers, Billy Joe Hester, Fred Hester, James Hester and Robert Hester, all of Topeka, Kan., and Bert Hester, Floyd Gary Hester and M.C. Hester, all of Verona; two stepbrothers, Floyd Price and Jimmy Price, both of Topeka; 12 grandchildren, Melissa Person, Tonya Kent, Herbert Springer Jr., Larry Hamlett, Danny Hester Jr., Tina Hamlett, Cynthia Wheeler, Randall Hester, April Morris, Bridgett Hester, Rena Springer and Kimberly Hester; 10 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Buford Sargent, Joe McCommon, Ray Gallop, Robert Kent, Jim Person and Larry Hamlett.
Honorary pallbearers will be Herbert Springer Jr., Larry Hamlett, Danny Hester Jr., Randall Hester, Jason Edwards, Ricky Morris and Lee Wheeler.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
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BOONEVILLE Vance Shinault, 37, died Sunday, March 15, 1998, at Baptist Hospital in Booneville. He was a Baptist.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Wolf Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Melvin Leach officiating. Burial will be in Wolf Creek Cemetery. Patterson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his father, Hershel Shinault of Booneville; six brothers, Michael Shinault, Anthony Shinault, Vence Shinault, George Shinault, Adrian Shinault and Daryel Chambers, all of Booneville.
NEW ALBANY Onice New Hall, 70, died Sunday, March 15, 1998, at the North Ridge Care Center in New Hope, Minn. She was born Dec. 19, 1927, in the Pinedale community to Tilman and Maudie Willard New. She was a former resident of New Albany and a resident of New Hope, Minn., since 1996. She was one of the original employees of Futorian Manufacturing Co., working there for 31 years, mainly in the sewing department. She was one of the founding members of the North Side Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at United Funeral Service Chapel with Johnny Rakestraw officiating. Burial will be in Glenfield Memorial Park.
Survivors include her husband, Hubert C. Hall; three daughters, Donar Hall McCullough of Minnitonka, Minn., Nora Rasco Keasler of Blue Springs and Ruth Ann Hall of Memphis; one sister, Opal Rucker of St. Louis, Mo.; four grandchildren, Ryan McCullough, Nathan Rasco, Zeke Roberson and Sarah Morgan Hall.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; a sister; and an infant son, John Ellis Hall.
Visitation will be from noon to 9 p.m. today.
Condolences may be sent to Hubert Hall at North Ridge Care Center, 5430 Boone Ave. N., New Hope, MN 55428.