Obituaries, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1999

AUTHOR: JUDYC

Obituaries, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1999

Lonnie McDonald

BELMONT Lonnie Edward McDonald, 58, died Monday, Sept. 20, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a native of Prentiss County. He was an auto body repairman for 20 years and a member of Lighthouse Pentecostal Church.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with the Rev. Bill Burcham officiating. Burial will be in East Marietta Methodist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Vickie Butler of Belmont; his mother, Jean Williams of Booneville; three sisters, Nelda Carpenter of Booneville, and Ivene Wright and Virgie Ivy, both of Tishomingo; three brothers, Connie McDonald, Bailey Williams and Melvin Williams, all of Booneville; one granddaughter, Kimberly Butler of Belmont.

Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Gladys G. Mounce

ECRU Gladys Gammell Mounce, 89, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1999, at the Pontotoc Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of Ecru Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Ecru with the Rev. Charles Stubblefield and the Rev. Ronnie Hatfield officiating. Burial will be in Ecru City Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Joyce Boyd Livingston of Tupelo and Martha J. Russell of Memphis; one son, James L. “Jimmy” Mounce of Omaha, Neb.; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, W.L. “Bill” Mounce.

Pallbearers will be Dr. Lester Willis, Johnny Mounce, Rex Mooney, Mike McGee, Danny McGee and Charlie Stubblefield.

Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to service time today.

Memorials may be made to: Ecru Baptist Church, P.O. Box 467, Ecru MS.

Erma Carter

BLUE SPRINGS Erma Clytee Roberson Carter, 84, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1999, at her home. She was born July 19, 1915, in Union County to George Washington Roberson and Josey Carter Roberson. She was a homemaker and a member of Beech Springs Baptist Church.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Beech Springs Baptist Church with Bro. Dwain Ard and Bro. Sammy Coker officiating. Burial will be in Fairfield Cemetery in Blue Springs. United Funeral Service of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include four daughters, Wilda Ann Coltharp and her husband, Kenneth, of Hickory Flat, and Wanda Lane Pannell and her husband, Robert, Betty Lou McBrayer and her husband, Mike, and Beatrice Sue Carter, all of Blue Springs; three sons, Roy Dean Carter and his wife, Mary Lynn, of the Birmingham Ridge community, James Sidney Carter and his wife, Betty Jean, of Saltillo, and Joseph Luke Carter and his wife, Sherry, of Tupelo; one brother, George Vardaman Roberson of Memphis; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Luke Carter; a son, Billy Ray Carter; and her parents.

Pallbearers will be Tim Carter, Kevin McBrayer, Bobby Coleman, Jason McBrayer, John Hodges, Jesse Hall and Mike Coltharp.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Serita Modlin

CORINTH Serita Modlin, 38, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1999, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Corinthian Funeral Home.

John Clausel

CORINTH John Clausel, 81, died Monday, Sept. 20, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Alcorn County, he was born Sept. 9, 1918, to Charles W. and Annie M. Clausel. He attended Holley School, Kossuth High School and the Chicago Institute of Watch Making. He was a Corinth businessman and land owner, and a watch maker since 1946 with Clausel Bros. Jewelry and Sporting Goods. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church.

Services will be at 5:30 p.m. today at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Charles Curtis, Minister Marvin Rainey and the Rev. Pete Wooley officiating. Burial will be in Holly Baptist Church Cemetery in Corinth.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Sanders Clausel of Corinth; one daughter, Amy Clausel Richardson, and her husband, Barry, of Corinth; one sister, Kate Elliott of Corinth; two brothers, Jesse Clausel and Roby Clausel, both of Corinth; one sister-in-law, Willard Clausel of Corinth; two grandchildren, Anna Clair Richardson and John William Richardson.

He was preceded in death by five brothers, William, Charlie, Ben, Ernest and Leon Clausel.

Pallbearers will be Chester Harrison, Jerry Newcomb, James Opal Gray, Joe Austin, Jim Bynum and Joe Dixon.

Honorary pallbearers will be James Lee Tyson, Walter Gwyn, James Nelms and Pete Wooley.

Wanda Fleming

CORINTH Wanda Joyce Childers Fleming, 52, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1999, at Methodist Healthcare-McNairy Hospital. She was a member of Harper Road Christian Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bob Johnson officiating.

Survivors include her mother, Jewel Mae Carroll Evetts, and her husband, George, of Corinth; one son, John Russell “Russ” Fleming of Corinth; one aunt, June Huck, and her husband, O.A., of Portageville, Mo.; one uncle, Jack Carroll, and his wife, Nola Mae, of Florida; her cousins, Johnny Huck, Jimmy Huck, Joe Huck, Judy Huck, Jana Huck, Janella Huck, Melvin and Joann Kimbo, Darrell and Peggy Evetts, Tommy and Sherrie McKelvey, Denise Evetts, Jason McKelvey, Wayne Carroll, Deloris Carroll and Allen Carroll.

She was preceded in death by her father, Hobert Childers, and her grandparents, Golb and Bertha Carroll.

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

Nora Rinehart

BALDWYN Nora Rinehart, 91, died Monday, Sept. 20, 1999, at the Beverly Health Care Center. She was a homemaker and a member of the Oak Hill Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Spurgeon Mullikin and Bro. Keith Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Prentiss Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include three sisters, Vinnie Davis and Maudie Parks, both of Baldwyn, and Leola Hickman and her husband, Bill, of Florida; one brother, Archie Smith of Baldwyn; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Coy Rinehart; three sisters, Velma Green, Gracie Crawford and Katie Mullikin; and two brothers, Arnold Smith and Authur Smith.

Pallbearers will be Gerald Rinehart, Duane Rinehart, J.P. Davis, Wallace Davis, Gayle Davis and Randolph Mullikin.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Floyd, Ronnie Rowland, Jimmy White, Charlie Rowland, Gene Cruse, Barry Rinehart and Joe Downs.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Louella C. Christian

MANTACHIE Louella C. Christian, 79, died Monday, Sept. 20, 1999, at the Daniel Health Complex in Fulton. She was born Oct. 28, 1919, in Lee County to Elisha Burcham and Nancy Brown Burcham. She was a homemaker and a member of the Primitive Baptist faith. She was preceded in deaath by her husband, Archie Christian, in 1991.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Elder Bobby Howell officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Harold Christian and Gerald Christian, both of Mantachie; three sisters, Ruby Burcham and Ann Lollar, both of Mantachie, and Aileen Hauger of San Antonio, Texas; two brothers, Arthur Burcham of Tupelo and Archie Burcham of Mooreville.

Her nephews will serve as pallbearers.

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

Doris Watson

MICHIE, Tenn. Doris Watson, 64, died Monday, Sept. 20, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She worked at Mr. Green Jeans Clothing Store and Kimberly-Clark in Corinth.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Tommy Leatherwood officiating. Burial will be in White House Cemetery in Acton, Tenn.

Survivors include her husband, J.D. Watson of Michie, Tenn.; her stepfather, Lilbern Phillips of Dayton, Ohio; two sons, Jackie Watson and his wife, Linda, of Henderson, Tenn., and Erick Watson and his wife, Melinda Bonds Watson, of Michie, Tenn.; one sister, Mary Eva Webb of Cookeville, Tenn.; two brothers, George Chambers of Dayton, Ohio, and Billy Ray Chambers of Jellico, Tenn.; five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Audrey Baker.

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

Minnie Dean Griffin

OKOLONA Minnie Dean Sullivan Griffin, 80, died Monday, Sept. 20, 1999, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany. She was born Nov. 29, 1918, in Okolona. She was a retired beautician and owner of a beauty shop. She was a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Pontotoc County and the Eastern Star. She enjoyed fishing and cooking.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Okolona Funeral Home with the Rev. Fred Hartley officiating. Burial will be in Boone’s Chapel Cemetery in Okolona. Lee Memorial/Okolona Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband of 58 years, John Talmadge Griffin; one daughter, Nina Moore of New Albany; one son, Talmadge Griffin, and his wife, Linda, of New Albany; one sister, Era Sexton of Vallejo, Calif.; one brother-in-law, Morgan Langston of Oxford; six grandchildren, Josh Moore, Lance Moore, Kimberly Thomas, David Griffin, Brandy Denham and Debra Griffin; five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Euclid McKinsey Sullivan and Minnie Alice Plaxico Sullivan; four sisters; four brothers; and a son-in-law, Wayne Moore.

Pallbearers will be David Griffin, Joshua Moore, Lance Moore, Jimmy Sullivan, Dr. Joe Bernard Drueke, Paul Donald Sullivan, Everett Waggoner and Tillman Sullivan.

Honorary pallbearers will be Franklin Sullivan, Charles Inman and Harold Turner.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time today at the funeral home.

David Martin

CORINTH David Martin, 42, died Thursday, Sept. 16, 1999, in Monett, Mo. He was a native of Houston, Mo. He was an employee of Tel-eye International in Corinth, and he attended the Creation Seventh Day Adventist Fellowship in St. Joseph, Tenn. He was a Navy Seal, a welder and a maintenance machinist.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Vanderford Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 12 years, Crystle Martin of Rienzi; three daughters, Clarisa Martin of Nixa, Mo., Tiffany Eidson of Kansas City, Mo., and Annette Martin of Rienzi; three sons, Sean Martin of Nixa, Mo., and Darren Eidson and Anthony Martin, both of Rienzi; his father, Mel Martin of Hawa, Kan.; his mother, Nancy Cutright of Turney, Mo.; three sisters, Sue Barati of Kansas City, Mo., Sandra Haney of Houston, Mo., and Tammy Cutright of Turney, Mo.; four brothers, Bill Martin of Williamsburg, Kan., Mark Martin of Monett, Mo., Robert Martin of Hawaii and Michael Martin of Chicago.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Virgie Martin.

Wilford McCracken

DETROIT, Ala. Wilford Eugene McCracken, 69, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1999, at his home in Detroit, Ala. He was born Feb. 28, 1930, to William Marvin McCracken and Elsie Mae Nichols McCracken. He was a truck driver, a member of the Detroit Church of Christ and an Army veteran of the Korean War.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Detroit Church of Christ with Larry Vaughn and W.T. Allison officiating. Burial will be in Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent, Ala., is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Jo Edgeworth McCracken of Detroit, Ala.; one daughter, Katrina Lynn Kell, and her husband, Jackie, of Detroit, Ala.; three grandchildren, Brandi Renee Warren, Wilford Zachary Warren and Josie Lynn McCracken; one brother, Wayne McCracken of Winchester, Tenn.; two sisters, Maxine Pitts of Hamilton, Ala., and Willodean Fikes of Florence, Ala.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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

Bessie Pickens

PONTOTOC Bessie Jernigan Pickens, 100, died Monday, Sept. 20, 1999, at her home in Pontotoc after a long illness. She was born Aug. 25, 1899, in Lafayette County. She was a homemaker and the oldest member of Randolph Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Baldwin Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Joe Epting officiating. Burial will be in Oak Forest Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Hazel Pickens, and Jeanette Pearson and her husband, Joe, all of Pontotoc; two sons, Garvie Pickens and his wife, Doris, of Randolph, and John Lee Pickens and his wife, Shirley, of Pontotoc; two sisters, Ina Phillips of Pontotoc and Frances Mitchell of Edinburg, Texas; six grandchildren, Charles Allen Pickens, Donna Stewart, John Michael Pickens, Bobby Pickens, Jenae Weeks and Julie Pearson; nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Nolan Pickens; a son, William Wylie Pickens; and a grandchild, William Loyd Pickens.

Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Rian Smith

AMORY Leelynn Rian Smith, 5 days, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1999, at the University Medical Center in Jackson.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Masonic Cemetery in Amory with the Rev. Ed Temple officiating. Pickle Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his parents, Frank Lynn Smith and Chanda Lee Lockhart Smith of Amory; his grandparents, Sammy and Vicki Smith of Amory, Gary and Kitty Lockhart of Amory, and Janice and Bob Lewis of Mooreville; his great-grandparents, Helen Streety Hollis of Amory and Dollie Oliver of Mantachie; one sister, Lakin Briannah Smith of Amory.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the NICU Unit at the University Medical Center in Jackson.

Rausia M. Kirk

CORINTH Rausia M. Kirk, 77, died Monday, Sept. 20, 1999, in St. Louis, Mo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel.

Christine Braswell

WARREN, Ark. Christine Braswell, 73, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 1999, at Bradley County Medical Center. She was born Oct. 10, 1925, at Ingalls, Ark., to Ed and Ella Clanton Jackson. She taught school at the Vick Schools. She was a homemaker and a member of Eagle Lake Crossroads Baptist Church. She married Raymond Braswell on Oct. 23, 1948; he died April 11, 1995.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Eagle Lake Crossroads Baptist Church with the Rev. Wayman Mann and the Rev. Michael Griffith officiating. Frazer’s Funeral Home of Warren, Ark., is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three sons, Eddie Charles Braswell of Tupelo, Baylon Ray Braswell of Johnsville, Ark., and Stephen Thomas Braswell of Longview, Texas; four daughters, Nancy Latricia Smith and Deborah Ann Provine, both of Memphis, Brenda Gail Griffith of Crossett, Ark., and Ramona Renee Faramarzi of San Antonio, Texas; one brother, Edwin Jackson of Little Rock, Ark.; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Joel Jackson and Troy Jackson.

Bonnie Brown

MEMPHIS Bonnie Reedy Brown, 84, died Monday, Sept. 20, 1999, at Baptist Hospital Central in Memphis. She was born May 7, 1915, in Calhoun County. She was a retired retail salesperson and a member of Gracewood Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Jerome Brown, on April 26, 1998.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel in Calhoun City with the Rev. Elvis Vance and the Rev. Jimmy Vance officiating. Burial will be in Pinecrest Memorial Gardens in Calhoun City.

Survivors include two daughters, Colette Jarrett of Knoxville, Tenn., and Salita McTighe of Memphis; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Bill Jarrett, T.J. Helms, Jerry Vaughn, Don Reedy, Ray Crawford and Derry Hardin.

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

Raybon Lee Vann

DETROIT, Ala. Raybon Lee Vann, 59, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 1999, in the Carraway Northwest Medical Center in Winfield, Ala. He was born in Lamar County, Ala., to Ordie Mae Thompson Vann and Grover Lee Vann. He was employed 17 years in the oil and gas field service. He was a former member of the Sulligent, Ala., National Guard.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Norwood Funeral Home Chapel in Sulligent, Ala., with Bro. Tim Markham officiating. Burial will be in Carter Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Guyton Vann of Detroit, Ala.; a daughter and son-in-law, Delores and James Thomas Ballard of Detroit, Ala.; two grandchildren, Maegan Ballard and Nicholas Ballard; his mother, Ordie Mae Hester of Sulligent, Ala.; his stepfather, Darnell Hester of Sulligent, Ala.; a sister, Glowlyn Johnson of Detroit, Ala.; two brothers, Jerry Vann of Hamilton, Ala., and Wade Vann of Sulligent, Ala.

He was preceded in death by his father, Grover Lee Vann.

Erwin S. Box

WEIR Erwin S. Box, 64, died Monday, Sept. 20, 1999, at Webster Health Care in Eupora. He was born July 19, 1935, in Choctaw County. He was a welder.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Adams Nowell Funeral Home in Ackerman with the Rev. James Sanders officiating. Burial will be in McCurtain’s Creek Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Katie Box of Weir; three brothers, Larry Box of Meridian, Jimmy Box of Booneville and Michael Box of Pearl; four sisters, Sue Jean Wray of Greenville, Linda Henning and Ann Woods, both of Stewart, and Paulette Evans of Greenville; one grandchild; one stepson, Larry Collum of Mathiston.