By NEMS Daily Journal
On the Kevin K. Pardee obituary that ran Aug. 24, 2012, in the surviving grandchildren, Addie should have read Addison and Lillie should have read Lillyan. The honorary pallbearer Johnny Lloyd should have read Johnie Loyd.
PONTOTOC – Leona Britt, 76, died Thursday, August 23, 2012, at the Sunshine Health Care in Pontotoc. She was born August 30, 1935, in Pontotoc to Luther and Mildred Britt. She attended Toccopola Baptist Church. She was a very loving aunt and friend. She really loved collecting dolls, loved to sew and blessed everyone as she sang hymns.
A Celebration of Life Service will be Sunday, August 26, 2012, at 2:00 pm in the Baldwin Nowell Funeral Home Chapel of Pontotoc with Bro. Lee Graham and Bro. Earl McAnally officiating. Graveside service will follow at the Toccopola Cemetery.
She leaves behind three nephews, Joey Britt, Mike Britt and Eugene Britt (Glenda); one brother, Sonny Britt(Wilma Jean); a special friend, Rita Spears; two special aunts, Ruthie Peerey and Ruby Williams; two great-nephews, Eric Britt and Ryan Britt; two great-nieces, Cassidy Britt and Alex Britt all of Pontotoc.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Luther and Mildred Britt; and one brother, Delaine Britt.
Pallbearers to serve will be Eric Britt, Danny Collums, Lee Chrestman, Joey Britt, Mason Tutor, and Terry Williams.
Visitation will be Saturday, August 25th from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm and Sunday, August 26th from 1:00 pm until service at 2:00 pm.
The family would like to say a special thanks to The Pontotoc Extended Care, Sunshine Health Care of Pontotoc and The Sanctuary Hospice of Tupelo for all the special love and care shown to their Aunt Leona in her time of need.
Baldwin Nowell Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.
OKOLONA – Nicole Lynett Moore Hersey, 43, died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Born Aug. 16, 1969, to Florence Moore and Henry Ford, she was a member of Clarks Chapel. A 1987 graduate of Okolona High School, she was an assistant teacher in Okolona, Lee County and Aberdeen school districts. She was also an employee for Montgomery Interprize.
She was a loving and caring person and really loved her “well loved” grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today with wake for family and friends from 6 to 7 p.m. at Williams Memorial Chapel. Services will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday at Clarks Chapel with the Rev. J.D. King officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Williams Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, John Hersey of Okolona; her mother, Florence Moore of Okolona; her father, Henry Ford of Tupelo; two daughters, LaPasha Hersey and Ra Sheda Hersey, both of Okolona; a son, Zorrien Hersey of Okolona; her in-laws, John and Ella Hersey of Shannon; three sisters, La-Chitta Moore of Okolona, Crystal Moore of Memphis, and Bridgett Weatherspoon of Tupelo; three brothers, Jemaine Moore (Natlie) of Olive Branch, Rickey Ford and Martez Ford (Cynthia) of Okolona; and two grandchildren, Gavhyn and Maddisyn.
HERNANDO – David Moore, 58, died Aug. 22, 2012. He was a loving father and grandfather to his family.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at David’s house, 4560 Belmont Road, Hernando. Hernando Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his daughters, LeShonda Kisner (Jason), Kayla Moore, both of Hernando, and Mary Hays (Ronnie) of Coldwater; sons, Hunter Moore of Coldwater and Landon Moore of Sevierville, Tenn.; sister, Betty Ruth Moore of Tupelo; brothers, Tommy Moore of Shannon; and grandchildren, Rhemi, Kamren, Lawson, Chloe and Aubrey.
He is also survived by the loves of his life, Pam Ivy, Beth Moore, and
He was preceded in death by his brother, Joe Earl Moore.
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Willie James Perkins died Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, at Premier Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson’s Funeral Services of Corinth.
BLUE MOUNTAIN – Mary Annette Walker, 73, died Aug. 24, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home of Ripley.
COLUMBUS – Louis Buchanan, 79, died Aug. 22, 2012, at his home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Northside M.B. Church in Columbus. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens. Carter’s Funeral Home of Columbus is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from noon until 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
RIPLEY – Roger William Dykeman, 83, died Aug. 24, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home of Ripley.
Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday prior to service at the funeral home.
RIPLEY – Lonzo “Tall Man” Hill, 65, died Aug. 23, 2012, at his home. He was born April 11, 1947, in Eulandon, Ga., to Eunice and Luther Hill. He joined Adkin Chapel of Antioch at an early age, and he later became a member of Praise and Worship Church of Ripley. He was an Army Veteran, serving in the Vietnam and Korean Wars. He loved to paint, crochet, and build shelves and cabinets.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Foster amp& Son Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Pastor Terry Smith officiating. Burial will be in Adkins Chapel in Blue Mountain.
He is survived by his wife, JoAnn Hill of Ripley; two step-sons, Paris High and Perry High of Kileen, Texas; four step-grandchildren of Blue Mountain; his mother, Eunice Hill of Blue Mountain; four sisters; three brothers; his mother-in-law, Mable Rogers of Ripley; seven sisters-in-law; seven brothers-in-law; a host of nieces and nephews; and his special friends, Tony and Tina Spight, Eugene and Linda Girley, Roy Turner, Zack Rogers, and Tommy Boyd.
He was preceded in death by his father, Luther Hill.
Visitation will be from noon until 1 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. The body will lie in state two hours prior to service on Monday at the church.
BECKER – Willie M. “Bill” Nelson, 65, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville. Born Oct. 24, 1946, in Becker, she was a daughter of Carlos and Lucille Jenkins Odom.
She attended Becker Schools. She married Joe Carl Nelson in 1975. A homemaker, she loved family gatherings, cookouts and all the fun-loving good humor at all the gatherings. She was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed fishing, flower arranging, her dogs, collecting all kinds of trinkets, listening to gospel music, and watching Gospel Channel 39.
She is survived by her daughter, Theresa Gann (Ned) of Becker; sons, Tim Nelson (Heidi) of Amory, and Jeff Nelson (Marsha) of Virginia Beach, Va.; sisters, Etoy Chism of Wren, Jean Waits of Wren, Lortez Tate of Bigbee, and Syble Caldwell of Valdosta, Ga.; grandchildren, Amanda Knight, Cory Box (Leanne), Devin Nelson, Savannah Nelson, and Luke Nelson; and a host of nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Carl Nelson; son, Rodney Wayne Knight; sister, Virginia Pace; and brother, L.C. Odom.
A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Bro. Robert E. Fowlkes officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Johnny “Bo” Knight, Randy Smith, Ron White, Larry Reeves Jr., William “Buzz” Francis and David Chism.
Honorary pallbearer will be Robert “Bob” Knight.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to Amory Humane Society, 1317 Old Hwy. 6, Amory, MS 38821.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
TUPELO – Mildred Lovorn Long, 86, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, at her home in Tupelo. She was born June 17, 1926, to Henry Tom and Abby Fulcher Lovorn. She attended Mississippi State University, where she became a teacher and taught for 33 years in public schools. She loved to read, sew, work in her garden, and take care of her grandchildren. She delivered Meals on Wheels and volunteered at the Clothes Closet for the church. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Tupelo, where she was also a member of the Mary Richie Circle and Belle Bennet Sunday school class.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today after visitation at the Jefferson Street Chapel with the Rev. Jim Curtis and the Rev. Lynn Mote officiating. Burial will be at Middleton United Methodist Church. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Suzanne Long Trott (O’Neal) of Gautier; two sisters, Mary Ruth Moody of Philadelphia, Kathy Humphries of Louisville; one son, Stan L. Long of Tupelo; four grandchildren, Jana Hoobler (Ben) of Gautier, Justin Trott (Tracey) of Ocean Springs, Elise McMasters (Trey) of Shannon, and Elizabeth Vaughan (John) of Shannon; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.
Pallbearers will be David Moody, John Vaughan, Trey McMasters, Justin Trott, Ben Hoobler, and Mark Moody.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Belle Bennet Sunday school class and the Mary Richie UMW.
Visitation will be from 9 to 11 am today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Green Valley Boys Ranch, 780 Old Mill Pond Road, Louisville, MS, 39339.
ABERDEEN – Marie Reynolds James, 69, died Aug. 20, 2012, at her home.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Mt. Olive M.B. Church in Aberdeen with Pastor Willie K. Orr officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Raymond and Leonard James of Aberdeen; three daughters, Elaine James of Aberdeen, Peggy James of Shannon, and Shawnee James of Aberdeen; brother, Benjamin Reynolds Jr. of Ben Harbor, Mich.; three sisters, Celeste Ford of Aberdeen, Opal Hogan of Shannon, and Ethel Harrington of New Orleans, La.; and eight grandchildren.
An online register can be accessed at www.bellememorialfuneral home.com.
GUNTOWN – Maxine Carter Osborne, 93, died Aug. 24, 2012, at the Meadows in Fulton. She was a retired beautician, and a Baptist. She enjoyed quilting.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Rex Bullock officiating. Burial will be in the Cemetery.
She is survived by a daughter, Karen Jackson (Chuck) of Florida; two sons, Tom Osborne (Shirley) and Donald Osborne (Rosa Lee); two brothers, Gale Carter and Phillip Carter, both of Kentucky; step-brother, Roger Osborne (Rosalind) of Kentucky; 17 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond “Buss” Osborne; her parents, Thompson and Ida Carter; six brothers and sisters; and children, Ronald Osborne and Judy McKee.
Pallbearers will be Chris Floyd, Robert Baker, Alex Floyd, Darrin Brown, Dalton Floyd and Josh Baker.
Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday and continue until service time at the funeral home.
BOONEVILLE – Curtis Leroy Fleming, 71, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. He was born March 3, 1941, in Booneville. He was an owner-operator in the trucking industry and a Methodist. He was a United States Army Veteran, and he enjoyed riding motorcycles.
Services, with military honors, will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Kerry Powell officiating. Burial will be in Corinth National Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Kay Conley Fleming, whom he married on May 16, 1970; a son, Carl Fleming of Iuka; a daughter, Sharon Fleming of Booneville; two brothers, Kenneth Fleming of Jumpertown and Jimmy Fleming (Kathy) of Booneville; three sisters, Nona Wimberley (Bill) of Pisgah, Diane Martin (Jackie) of Booneville, and Christen McCoy of Rienzi; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Frank Cordes and Michael Fleming; his parents, Hubert “Hoot” Fleming and Velma Wardlow Fleming; and a sister, Lorene Burns.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time Sunday at the funeral home.
HOUSTON – Charles Lee French, 89, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, at Care Center of Aberdeen. He was born June 5, 1923, in Trenton, Tenn. to Henry and Hilder French. He was a World War II Veteran, a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church, and retired farmer.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Southern Funeral Home Chapel in Houston with the Rev. Dwight Brown and Bro. Billy Patterson officiating. Burial will be in College Hill Cemetery in Calhoun County. Southern Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Elizabeth French of Calhoun City; one son, Burt French and Lisa of Grenada; one step-daughter, Donna York and Britt of Calhoun City; two step-sons, George Williams Jr. and Teresa of Vardaman, and Randy Williams of Derma; one sister, Marie Greenway of Swiftwater; three grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Hilder French; three brothers, Ozlie, James and Bobby French, and one sister, Mary French Coleman.
Pallbearers will be Stephanie Williams, Jason Waldo, Lee Melton, Dana Helton, Abby Williams, and Allen Wilkerson.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home
Online condolences can be accessed at www.southernfuneralchapel.webs.com.
TUPELO – Bashir S. Kabban, 85, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, at Community Hospice at Darlington Oaks. A Jaffa, Palestine, native, he was born Sept. 20, 1926, to Salim George and Sophia Kabban. He was a loving husband and father. He was also a retired chief master sergeant in the United States Air Force for 24 years and nine months.
Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Jefferson Street Chapel with Mr. Sammy Lansdell officiating. Burial will be in Belden Cemetery with full military honors. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Geneva Kabban of Tupelo; one daughter, Tina Kabban McDaniels of Tupelo; two sons, Emil Kabban (Melanie) of Stafford, Va., and Reginald Kabban (Christine) of Dayton, Ohio; one sister-in-law, Louise Thompson of Tupelo; seven grandchildren, Christopher and Michael McDaniels, Dara Wotherspoon (Zach), and Kaitlyn, Emily, Laura, and Aaron Kabban; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Rita Kabban; two brothers, Elias and George Kabban; six sisters, Bertha Shieb, Mary Kabban, Amal EL HINN, Selma Habash, Olga Kamar, and Lorrette Khoury.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Community Hospice at Darlington Oaks, 107 Skeet Drive, Verona, MS, 38879.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
SHERMAN – Leroy Campbell, 100, died Aug. 23, 2012, at his home. He was a retired lifelong farmer. He was a member of Sherman Church of Christ. He was the first person to hold the title World Champion Koon Hunter in 1948. He enjoyed hunting and gardening. He was known for his tomatoes. He was a musician and taught a number of people music.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home with Minster Joe Connell officiating. Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Geneva Adair (Stanford) of Macedonia Community and Janie Kelly of Tupelo; three sons, Carl “Joker” Campbell of Chesterville, Bobby Campbell (Marie) of Macedonia and Jimmy Campbell of Blue Springs; grandchildren, Kim Smith (Terry), Rickey Campbell (Tessie), Gary Campbell (Teresa), Greg Hughes (Cindy), Roy Campbell (Miranda), Patti Browning (Marty), Dorie Crouch (Ronald), Jeania Adair, Melanie Sellars (Kirk) and James Ashley Campbell; 27 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lossie Campbell; parents, Albert and Eva Campbell; grandchildren, Melissa Kelly, Billy Adair and Jennifer Campbell; sisters Myrtle Hutcheson, Ruby House, Flossie Dye and Gladys McDonald; and brother, Johnny Campbell.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. today.
ABERDEEN – General Lee Young, 91, died Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, at Alliance Health Care System in Holly Springs. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen.
WREN – Elizabeth Smith, 72, died Aug. 24, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
BALDWYN – T.C. Davis died Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, at his home in Baldwyn. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew amp& Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn.
TUPELO – William T. “Dub” Cross, 88, died Friday Aug. 24, 2012, at Baldwyn Nursing Home after an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
SALTILLO – Travis E. Edge, 75, died Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W. E. Pegues Funeral Directors.
TUPELO – Maynard M. Swinney, 94, died Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, at Baldwyn Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W. E. Pegues Funeral Directors.