OXFORD – Brenda Annette Howard, 53, died Saturday, Aug

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Brenda Howard
OXFORD – Brenda Annette Howard, 53, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at her residence in Oxford.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building. Burial will be in St. John Cemetery in Oxford. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at St. John M.B. Church.
Hughey Wilbanks
WALNUT – Hughey Jiles Wilbanks, 92, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ripley Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. today until service time at Community Pentecostal Church.
To view obituaries online and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneral home.com.
Hannah Jenkins
AMORY – Hannah Louise Jenkins, 81, died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in Columbus.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Rose of Sharon Church in Amory. The Rev Mabry will officiate. Burial will be in New Chapel Cemetery in Fulton. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by six sons, G. Ezell McKinney of Landover, Md., Dexter McKinney of Hawaii, Roger McKinney, Zachary McKinney, Curtis McKinney and Dudley McKinney, all of Amory; one daughter, Merlee Johnson; two sisters, Dora Morris of Gary, Ind., and Nollon McKinney of Fulton; 24 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Rose of Sharon Church in Amory.
Gerald Owens
SALTILLO – Gerald Owens, 73, died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, at his home. He was retired from the Saltillo Police Department. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He loved working in his garden with his gardening buddies, Tommy and Bucky, spending time with his family and friends, and his dogs, Peanut and Rennie.
Service will be at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn with Bro. Merle Floyd officiating. Burial will be in Mayfield Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Fay Miller Owens of Saltillo; three sons, Steve Owens (Renae) of Houston, Scotty Owens (Christa) of Jericho community and Dudley Owens (Angie) of Saltillo; two daughters, Nancy Owens Lansdell (Mike) of Mooreville and Debbie Cameron (Eric Hankins) of Tupelo; brother-in-law, David Lansdell of Saltillo; 18 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; special great-granddaughter, Gabby Owens; one aunt, Lois Hutcheson of Wheeler; extended family, Mike Cameron of Saltillo; host of cousins, nieces and nephews; and his mother-in-law, Geneva Patterson of Baldwyn.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ofus Owens; his mother, Ruby Dunaway; sister, Virginia Lansdell; son, David Wayne Owens; and his grandparents, Elvie Dunaway and Leola Raines Dunaway.
Pallbearers will be Trae Speaks, Hunter Speaks, Nash Lansdell, Daniel Owens, Derrick Owens, Blake Hudson and Zack Hill.
Honorary pallbearers Bucky Parker and Tommy Surratt.
Dorothy McNairy
ABERDEEN – Dorothy Marie McNairy, 73, died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pleasant Grove M.B. Church on the Egypt Road. Pastor Danny Gladney will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three sons, Dennis Ray McNairy (Kimmola) and Randal McNairy, both of Aberdeen, and Billy Wayne McNairy (Lisa) of McComb; two daughters, Fannie Simpson and Thelma Jean Haynes (Edward), both of Aberdeen; three brothers, James Alvin Sims of Jersey City, N.J., Larry Sims of Chicago, and Richard Sims of Bolton, Ill.; and one sister, Kimberly Hogan Bailey of Wren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Lee McNairy Sr.; two sons, Clarence and Kermit Sims; and a sister, Dorothy Jean Ware.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
To sign the online register book, visit www.bellememorialfuneralhome.com.
Ella Traylor
TUPELO – Ella Traylor, 76, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary.
Belle Friar
BOONEVILLE – Belle Zola Friar, 91, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at her home.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Wolf Creek M.B. Church in Booneville. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Samp&S Chapel Funeral Services of Jackson, Tenn., is in charge of the arrangements.
The body will lie in repose at the church one hour prior to service time.
Direct flowers to 19 County Road 7091, Booneville.
Jeffrey Booker
TAYLOR – Jeffrey O’Neal Booker, 27, died Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, in Taylor. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.
Paul D. Brown
CORINTH – Paul D. Brown, 56, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel of Corinth.
Gerald Graham
CHICAGO – Gerald Keith Graham, 53, died Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel of Corinth.
Sammie Thompson
WATERFORD – Sammie Anderson Thompson, 66, died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, in Harmontown.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from noon to service time Friday at the funeral home.
Cliff Gunn
TIPLERSVILLE – Charlie Clifford “Cliff” Gunn, 80, died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, at Baptist Hospital East in Memphis. He was born Oct. 24, 1931, in Ruckersville to Charlie Norris Gunn and Lula Mae Horston-Gunn. He married Annie Elois Hines on Oct. 11, 1968. He was employed with Day & Night Corp. and United Technologies in Collierville, Tenn., for 20 years. He was a member of Piney Grove M.B. Church in Chalybeate. He loved singing, traveling, playing checkers, watching sports and wrestling, and making people laugh.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Ball Hill Cemetery in Tiplersville. Foster and Son Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Annie Elois Gunn; one son, Tracy O’Neal Gunn, and one daughter, Alicia Yvette Gunn-Gibbs (Oscar Anderson), both of Memphis; one sister, Liza Louise Purttle of Bolivar, Tenn.; sisters-in-law, Essie (Sal) Spights and Doris Jean (Paz) Bell, both of Tiplersville; and brothers-in-law, Charlie Rufus Wims of Corinth and J.L. Bell of Tiplersville.
He was preceded in death by eight siblings, Claude Edward, Willie T., Bertha Lee, Ruth, Annie Bea, James and twins Lonnie and Onnie.
Visitation will be from noon to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home with a family hour from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Royster Childress Jr.
HOLLY SPRINGS – Royster Lee “Bud” Childress Jr., 71, died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale.
Services will be at noon Friday at Providence M.B. Church in Holly Springs. Burial will be in Cottrell Memorial Garden in Holly Springs. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in repose at the church from 11 to 11:55 a.m. Friday.
Imogene Taylor
BOONEVILLE – Imogene Tidwell Taylor, 94, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at the Longwood Community Living Center in Booneville. She was born March 8, 1918, in Tishomingo County to John and Katie Tidwell. She was a member of Candlers Chapel Baptist Church. She worked at Prentiss Manufacturing and Blue Bell Manufacturing. She enjoyed sewing, gardening and yard work.
Services will be at 4 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ed Lowery and Bro. Kevin Nichols officiating. Burial will be in Holley Cemetery.
She is survived by one son, L.C. (Donna) Taylor of Booneville; two grandsons, Jason (Jessica) Taylor and Brandon (Amanda) Taylor; three great-grandsons, Travis, Troy and Trent Taylor; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded on death by her husband, Luther C. Taylor; her parents; five sisters; and three brothers.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
Edgar Mastin
PLANTERSVILLE – The Rev. Edgar T. Mastin, 93, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at Sanctuary Hospice House after an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel.
Dorothy Johnson
TUPELO – Dorothy Mae Johnson died Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at her home. She was born Aug. 11, 1935, in Tupelo to Pastor Hulet McGlown and Ella Mae McGlown.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Eck and Georgia Shumpert Memorial Chapel at N.L. Jones Funeral Directors. Minister Tracey Hubbard will officiate.
Survivors include four daughters, Dorothy Jean Witherspoon, Barbara Ann Ewing, Jacqueline Forbes and Adrienne Kendrick (Joseph) of Tupelo; one son, Ricky Johnson (Teresa); and two brothers, Arvie Lee McGlown and Daniel McGlown, both of Toledo, Ohio.
Edgar Smith
TUPELO – Edgar Lee Smith died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, at his home. He was born Sept. 7, 1919, in Monroe County to Benjamin and Rebecca Smith. He was a veteran of World War II.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Eck and Georgia Shumpert Memorial Chapel at N.L. Jones Funeral Directors in Tupelo. Elder Rendell Hill will officiate. Burial will be in Smith Family Cemetery at Shannon.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Mary Patterson Smith; five sons, Wayne Smith of Chesterfield, Mo., Alvin Smith of Shannon, Kelvin Smith (Lenton) of Tupelo, Terry Smith (Ruby) of Shannon and Bernard Smith (Angela) of Amory; four daughters, Joyce (Jimmy) Jones of Shannon, Belinda (Winfred) Shumpert of Shannon, Constin Smith of Shannon and Sonya (David) Fields of Aberdeen; 22 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a special cousin, Artie Mae Trice; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings; a son, Patrick D. Smith; granddaughter, Letonja D. Jones; and great-grandchild, Amber Blanchard.
The body will lie in repose one hour prior to service time. Sign the guestbook at www.nljonesandson.com.
Gene Smith
NEW ALBANY – Malcolm E. “Gene” Smith, 85, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at his residence. He was born Feb. 5, 1927, in Union County to Wiley Smith and Velma Bishop Smith. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II. He was a retired brick mason and employee of the City of New Albany Gas Department. He was a member of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Terry Rodgers, the Rev. Randy Rinehart, and the Rev. Lou Zemek officiating. Burial will be in Glenfield Memorial Park. United Funeral Service in New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Chism Smith of New Albany; three stepdaughters, Brenda Richey, Betty Potts and Carol Rodgers; two sons, Scotty Smith and Mike Smith; three stepsons, Eddie Medlin, Don Medlin and Kenny Potts; four grandchildren; and a host of stepgrandchilren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a stepson, Jimmy Dale Medlin; and a brother, Curtis Clinton Smith.
Pallbearers will be Larry Chism, Sammie Chism, Richard Chism, Dock Chism, David “Buck” Hale, Jason Buskirk and David Richey. Honorary pallbearers will be Houston Richey, Tommy Wilhite, Wade Chism, James Tollison, Billy Bevill, Don Staten, Van Staten and Norman Hill.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In honor of Mr. Smith, United Funeral Service Inc. will fly the flag of the United States Army at the funeral home during visitation and service.
For online condolences, visit unitedfuneralservice.com.
Vernon Cook
BOONEVILLE – Vernon A. Cook, 74, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Booneville Funeral Home.
Linda Hathcock
DETROIT, Ala. – Linda Stanford Hathcock, 67, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Krisha Pounds
PLANTERSVILLE – Krisha Renee Pounds, 27, died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, at Parker Personal Care Home in Jackson. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Verona.
Sherrill Bailey
ECRU – Ruby Sherrill Roberts Bailey, 84, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She lived most of her life in the Center Hill community. She was a member of Center Hill Baptist Church. She loved her gardens and flowers. She was a caring, beautiful mother and a wife for 67 years.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc with the Rev. Mike Powell officiating. Burial will follow in the Cherry Creek Baptist Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Clark Bailey; daughter, Shelia Bailey McCarver (Jerry); son, Darwin Bailey (Brenda); six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Quincy and Rama Roberts; three brothers and two sisters.
Honorary pallbearers will be Chris McCarver, Scott McCarver, Logan Bailey, Owen Clark, Ray Grant, Steve Bailey and Caroll Thompson.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis.