RIPLEY – Charles Henry Williams, 61, died Thursday, Sept

By NEMS Daily Journal

Beth Ann Maloney
TUPELO – Beth Ann Robinson Maloney, 45, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, at her residence after a long battle with cancer. She was born March 24, 1967, in Myrtle Beach, S.C., to Kenneth Robinson and Marilyn Cochran Robinson. She grew up in the Beech Springs community and was a member of the graduating class of Tupelo High School 1985. Beth attended the “W” and graduated from Blue Mountain College with degrees in special and elementary education. She taught kindergarten and third grade at Church Street Elementary School for many years, and at the time of her illness, was on the teaching staff at McDougal Center. Beth Ann took great pride and joy in her students, especially those with special needs. She revered her family, was a doting mother to her two children and a caring wife to her husband. Her hobbies were the family farm, horses, gardening and reading. She was an active and faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church in Tupelo, where she served on several committees and was a member of Seekers Sunday School Class.
A celebration of life service will be at 2 p.m. today at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Dr. David Eldridge officiating. Burial will follow in Tupelo Memorial Park.
Survivors include her husband, Eric Maloney; daughters, Mary Beth Maloney and Erin Maloney, all at home; her parents, Kenneth and Marilyn Cochran Robinson of Beech Springs; her sister, Kelly Angle (Roger) of Beech Springs; mother-in-law, Marian Fay Maloney (Verl Wood) of Tupelo; sister-in-law, Clair Maloney Gammill (Greg) of Birmingham, Ala.; and brother-in-law, Colin Maloney (Kim) of Tupelo; and nieces and nephews, Dason Maloney, Alli Maloney, Blake Angle, Cami Angle, Jacob Gammill, Malone Gammill, Hamp Gammill and Fred Maloney.
Pallbearers will be Colin Maloney, Greg Gammill, Roger Angle, Dason Maloney, Blake Angle and Jacob Gammill.
Visitation will be noon until service time today.
Memorials may be made to MARCH OF DIMES FOUNDATION, Jon Jon Suggs, P.O. Box 762, Fulton, MS 38843, (662) 210-1001, jsuggs@marchofdimes.com.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Ella Dean Loden
Ella Dean Wallace Loden died Thursday, September 20, 2012, at NMMC after a long illness. She was born on June 18, 1930, to Farris G. Wallace and Lillian Williams Wallace. She grew up in the Mount Pleasant Community of Itawamba County.
She married Noah Timothy Loden on September 18, 1945. She ministered alongside her husband as he pastored several Baptist churches in the South. She enjoyed her role as a pastor’s wife and was a faithful helpmeet. She was a member of South Green Baptist Church.
Services will be Sunday, September 23, 2012, at 2:00 at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Rev. Bo Bankston and Rev. Blake McCain officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, September 22, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and one hour before services at the funeral home. Graveside service will be at 3:30 P.M. at Haughton Cemetery in Amory.
She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Noah Timothy Loden; one son, Jerry Tim Loden (Judy Sheffield Loden) of Tupelo; one granddaughter, Tiffany Ann Loden Moffett of Smithville; two grandsons, Jason Patrick Loden (Mary Beth Burroughs Loden) of Dallas, Texas, and Justin Samuel Loden (Stacey Ann Hoelscher Loden) of Tupelo; one step-grandson, Brent Robert Teneyck (Megan Teneyck) of Laurel; five great-grandsons, Tyler Moffett, Drake Moffett, Connor Patrick Loden, Ethan Thomas Loden, and Charles Michael Loden; two step-great-granddaughters, Katelyn Ann Teneyck and Kylie Marie Teneyck; two daughters-in-law, Patricia Ann Loden of Laurel and Purney Loden Lee of Amory; a special “adopted” daughter, Patsy Ruth Grimes of Jacksonville, Texas; two sisters-in-law, Jeane Robinson of Tupelo and Janie Breeding of Houston, Texas; two dear friends, Joe and Peggy Arick of West Point; and a host of beloved friends and relatives.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Larry David Loden of Amory and Danny Keith Loden of Laurel; four sisters, Pauline Hennessee, Elois Hennessee, Annie Mae Morton and Mickey Lavelle Johnson; and one brother, Caston Wallace.
Pallbearers will be Jason Patrick Loden, Justin Samuel Loden, Brent Robert Teneyck, Tyler Moffett, Eugene Beachum, and Jeffrey David Thomas.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Charles Williams
RIPLEY – Charles Henry Williams, 61, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, at Magnolia Regional Hospital in Corinth. He was born June 11, 1951, to Charlie Grace Williams and Eloise Rutherford Williams. He accepted Christ at an early age at St. John Missionary Baptist Church. He labored many years at several jobs. Two of those jobs were at Hankin’s Sawmill and Benson Home Supply.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Foster amp& Son Chapel. Burial will be in St. John Cemetery in Ripley. Foster amp& Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his loving sister, Daisy Mae Williams Dixon (Joe) of Pontotoc; a brother, Jessie Wayne Williams (Helen) of Tiplersville; a sister, Mildred McKenzie of Ripley; stepsister, Gladys Leatherwood (Dwight) of Ripley; two stepsisters-in-law, Earnestine Johnson of Memphis and Mamie Johnson of Ripley; a special aunt, Sarah Etta Lowery of Racine, Wis.; an aunt, Sallie Etta Howard of Wisconsin; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother, Jeneva Johnson Williams; and two stepbrothers, Wayne Johnson and Cannon Johnson.
Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Family hour will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service Sunday at the funeral home.
Samuel Akers
GUNTOWN – Samuel Akers, 55, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. He was an employee of Cooper Tire for 21 years. He was a member of Birmingham Ridge Baptist Church. He was a musican and song writer. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, horses, music, playing cards and dominos. He loved spending time with his friends and family, especially his grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Kesler Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Bro. Bobby Holland officating.
Survivors include his wife, Cindy Akers of Guntown; two daughters, Brandie Bishop (William) and Sequin Clark (Christopher) both of Tupelo; a brother, Doug Tom Akers of Saltillo; three grandchildren, Caitlyn, Gage and Sebastian; four stepgrandchildren, Paul, Ashley, Jonathan and Brianna; mother of his children, Tammy Akers of Tupelo; special friends, TJ Strawbridge, Martha Speck, Gayle Green, Fred Calomese and Wynez Pannell; and honorary daughters, D.S.F.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Wanda Akers.
Visitation will be from noon until service time Sunday.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made toward funeral expenses.
Col. William F. Bell
SALTILLO – Colonel William Forrest “Bill” Bell, 73, U.S. Air Force, Retired, died at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. Funeral arrangements, including full military honors, will be announced by Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.
Maxine McCoy
BURTON – Maxine Merrill McCoy, 82, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, at The Meadows in Fulton. She was born July 9, 1930, to Paul Otto and Ester Spears Merrill. She was retired from Brown Shoe Company. She was a member of Forked Oak Missionary Baptist Church and the Burton Historical Society.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Rickey Johnson and Minister Ron Deaton officiating. Burial will be in Forked Oak Cemetery.
She is survived by two daughters, Vaughanda (Buddy) Hall of Cairo and Sue (Raymon) Carr of Belmont; two sisters, Ruth McCoy of Burton and Genenda Lambert of Iuka; one brother, George Otto (Juanita) Merrill of Mobile; four grandchildren, Craig (Vickey) Hall, Stacey (Philip) Raper, Hope (Tim) Menzel and Brandon (Fiorella) Carr; and five great-grandchildren, Dylan McCalla, Madison McCalla, Paige Hall, Ethan Hall and Avery Hall.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Travis O.C. McCoy; parents; three sisters, Mattie Mae, Mary Pauline and Kareen Merrill; and one brother, Bobby Cary Merrill.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
David Staten
JUDSONIA, Ark. – David Randle Staten, 56, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, at his residence. He was a member of Graham Heights Baptist Church and retired from FedEx. He enjoyed hunting, farming and working on things.
Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Browning Funeral Home Chapel, Pontotoc, with the Rev. James Lewis and the Rev. Harvey Sewell officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Forrest Cemetery.
Survivors include his three sons, Craig Staten (Mauri) of Hernando, Bryan Staten (Michelle) of Millington, Tenn., and Matt Staten (Dolly) of Arlington, Tenn.; his mother, Wilma Dobbs Staten of Pontotoc; mother of his children, Debra Staten of Arlington, Tenn.; and eight grandchildren, Nathan, Mia, Haley, Gracie, April, Cheyenne, Joseph and Hayden Staten.
He was preceded in death by his father, Elton Staten.
Pallbearers will be Ricky Dobbs, Kimmie Dobbs, Cecil Fitts, Craig Staten, Bryan Staten and Matt Staten.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Condolences may be offered at www.browningpontotoc.com.
Nancy Brown
OXFORD – Nancy Lee Brown, 48, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, at her residence. Arrangements were incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home in Holly Springs.
Boyce Harris
TUPELO – Boyce Ervin Harris died Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. He was born in Tupelo on Feb. 6, 1928, to Samuel Ervin Harris and Mary Alice Rice Harris. He graduated from Tupelo High School in 1945 and attended Mississippi State University where he was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity, obtained a business degree and received a commission through his ROTC training, graduating in 1949. He married Jo Anne Stallings on Oct. 15, 1950. In 1953, he received his orders for active duty with the United States Air Force and earned his wings at Williams Air Force Base in Phoenix, Ariz. He served as a pilot in the Korean conflict. After receiving his discharge from active duty, he joined the Air Reserve unit in Memphis, during which time he was called up for the Cuban Missile Crisis. When the reserve unit was deactivated in Memphis, he then joined the Mississippi Air National Guard operating out of Jackson, and flew numerous missions to Vietnam and throughout the world. He was a squadron pilot, squadron commander, director of operations, group commander of the 172nd and later assigned to State Headquarters, obtaining the rank of Brigadier General before being honorably discharged in 1979. During his Air Force career, he logged approximately 7,000 hours of flying time and was an instructor pilot in the aircraft he flew. In his civilian life, he was in sales with The Monts Company, retiring from this position in 1990.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church with Pastor James R. Curtis officiating. Burial will be in the Tupelo Memorial Park Cemetery. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors will be in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of almost 62 years, Jo Anne Stallings Harris; one son, Hugh Ervin Harris (Jan) of Tupelo; one daughter, Nancy Jane Harris Hollaway (Ronnie) of Birmingham, Ala.; and four grandchildren, Jennifer Brooks Hollaway, Wesley Harris Hollaway, Joseph Tanner Harris and Addison Elaine Harris.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Mary Alice Harris.
Pallbearers will be Wesley Hollaway, Tanner Harris, Robert Wilson, Robert Davis, Al Rice and Pete Harris. Honorary pallbearers will be the Hardy’s Coffee Group.
Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 854, Tupelo, MS 38802-0854 or the Sanctuary Hospice House, 5159 W. Main St., Tupelo, MS 38801.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Mark Smith
CORINTH – Mark Smith, 88, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, at Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Burial will be in Juliette Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from noon until service time today at the church.
Pearl Kesler
ABBEVILLE – Pearl Christine Kesler, 93, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012. She was a homemaker.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Holly Springs Funeral Home with Bro. Randy Hope officiating. Burial will follow in Abbeville Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Ronnie Kesler (Betty) and Harold Kesler (Laura), all of Abbeville; five daughters, Gabby Lyell of Memphis, Peggy White, Lynn Long (Dave) and Carol Mounts, all of Abbeville, Teresa Shaw (Joey) of Laws Hill; 31 grandchildren; 62 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward Cas Keel and Minnie Stevens Keel; and her husband, Thomas Fred Kesler.
Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Timothy P. Spain
IUKA – Lt. Col. Timothy P. Spain, U.S. Army, Ret., 67, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, at his residence. He was an Army Ranger and served in Vietnam, Panama, Germany, West Point, Ft. Lewis, Ft. Benning, Ft. McClellan and several other duty stations. He loved life, and he was a good soldier.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery. Interment will follow. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Gwen Spain of Iuka; one son, Timothy Spain Jr. (Vicki) of Fayetteville, N.C.; three brothers, Guy Wesley Spain (Peggy) of Booneville, Ray Spain (Nancy of Booneville and David Oakley Spain (Gaby) of Spring, Texas; one sister-in-law, Jewel Spain of Memphis; one grandchild, McKenna Maccaldi of Fayetteville, N.C.; and numerous loving nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Blanche Oakley Spain; a brother, Jerry Spain; and three sisters, Modena Moore Scott, Margaret Mahoney and Betty Harkins.
Visitation is scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Cutshall Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Oasis Sanctuary, online at www.the-oasis.org or by phone at (602) 863-1543; or to the U.S.O., online at www.uso.org.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
Mildred Loyd
TUPELO – Mildred Thompson Loyd, 78, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility. She was born Nov. 10, 1933, to Henry Virgil and Mary Sally Bishop Thompson. She enjoyed going to flea markets, yard sales, church and working with her flowers. She was a homemaker and loved her grandchildren very much. She was a member of the Eggville Free Will Baptist Church.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Eggville Free Will Baptist Church with Dr. Gerald Gann, the Rev. Thomas Loyd and the Rev. Wayne Thorn officiating. Burial will be in Eggville Cemetery. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Paul Loyd; two sons, Mike Loyd (Kim) of Saltillo and Thomas Loyd (Lisa) of Russellville, Ala.; four grandchildren, Amy Dickens (Chad) of Mooreville, Jon, Brittany and Ben Loyd all of Russellville, Ala.; two great-granchildren, Tyler and Alexis Dickens; and one sister-in-law, Cletus Overby of Brandon.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and one sister, Margaret Taylor.
Pallbearers will be Jon Loyd, Ben Loyd, Chris Whitehead, Tracy Byrd, Lynn Turner, Dennis Taylor, Art Loyd Jr. and John Webb. Honorary pallbearers will be Truitt Weaver, Gene Bishop and Cecil Wayne Loyd.
Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Marvin Rogers
FULTON – Marvin Rogers, 89, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. He was born June 9, 1923, to Sam and Willie Lou Moses Rogers in Itawamba County. He was a member of Tremont First Baptist Church, and he enjoyed gardening.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Billy Adams officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery. Senter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Ica Rogers of Fulton; daughters, Chris Wright (James) of Fulton and Glenda Ehler of Tremont; son, Dan Rogers (Petra) of Mosinee, Wis.; sister, Catherine Rogers Roberts Cochran of Winfield, Ala.; brothers, Charles (Kathleen) Mayhall of Tremont and Elvis (Dorothy) Mayhall of Dorsey; grandchildren, James Wright Jr. (Robin), Michael Wright, Tammy Buxton (Ralph), Tony Ehler, John Ehler (Melissa), Richard Rogers (Niki), Kristi Ebato, Lee Rogers, Nicole Battaglioli (Eric), Jeremy Rogers and Ashley Rogers; great-grandchildren, Christopher Wright (Stephanie), James Utter, Eli Wright, Michael Connor Wright, Heather Wright, Courtney Wright, Cydney Buxton, Brooklyn Jade Wright, Shaun Ehler (Christa), Brittany Ehler, Lauren Ehler, Audrey Ehler, Jessie Rogers, Levy Rogers, Aaron Rogers, Alex Scott, Zack Eseeranza, Patrick Ebato, Cody Ebato and Angelia Ebato; great-great-grandchildren, Olivia Turner, Keeli Underwood, Aiden Ehler and Logan Harris; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; twin brother, Melvin Rogers (killed in WWII); son-in-law, David Ehler; grandson, Phillip Ehler; and great-grandson, Jacob Rogers.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com.
Margie Conner
SHANNON – Margie S. Conner died Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew amp& Sons Funeral Home of Verona.
George Anderson
HOULKA – George W. Anderson, 83, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Jan. 12, 1929, and he was a Pentecostal. He worked in the ship yard during WWII in San Francisco. As a young man, he worked in the oil fields. He also worked as a supervisor with Area Builders of Odessa, Texas, for the major part of his life building schools, churches, restaurants, motels and factories. He loved to hunt, fish and spend time with family.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Southern Funeral Chapel in Houston with Brother Glenn Washington and Brother John Dodson officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Houlka. Southern Funeral Home Chapel of Houston is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Anderson of Houlka; three grandchildren, Rhoda Kay Anderson of Austin, Texas, Devin and Sarah Anderson of Abilene, Texas, and Matt Anderson of Abilene, Texas; a daughter-in-law, Sue Anderson of Abilene, Texas; two great-grandchildren, Pippa Anderson and Aikman Anderson; two brothers, Lonnie Anderson and Joyce of Oak Grove, La., and James Anderson and Becky of Pontotoc; two sisters, Helen Ashley and Freddie of Eudora, Ark., and Nancy Vance and David of Houston; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Mattie Anderson; and a son, Larry Dale Anderson.
Pallbearers will be Devin Anderson, Matt Anderson, Jim Anderson, Hulon Vance, Freddie Ashley Jr. and Mark Mayes.
Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be accessed at www.southernfuneralchapel.webs .com.
Millie Shumpert
FULTON – Millie A. Shumpert, 67, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2012, at her home. She was born Aug. 26, 1945, in Fulton, the daughter of Andrew Lee Green Sr. and Lula Mae Green. She was an active member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Fulton.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Eck amp& Georgia Shumpert Memorial Chapel at N.L. Jones Funeral Directors with Bro. Jerry Morris officiating. Burial will be in Heavens Gates Memorial Gardens. N.L. Jones Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, Willie Shumpert; two sons, Daniel LePatrick Shumpert (Toya) and Wesley Allen Shumpert, both of Fulton; two daughters, Melissa Annette Shumpert-Williams (Ezra) of Memphis and Lesley Suezanne Perkins (James) of Birmingham, Ala.; four sisters, Betty J. Crayton of Chapel Hill, Tenn., Dorothy L. Green of Hartford, Conn., Josie M. Shupert (Frank) of Dorsey and Sarah A. Vassar (Coleman) of Fulton; one brother, Minister Andrew L. Green Jr. (Carolyn) of Chapel Hill, Tenn.; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew L. Green Sr. and Lula Mae Green; and five siblings, Annie M. Gardner, Eugene Jones, Leonard Jones, Osburn Jones and Berniece Green.
Visitation will be from noon until service time Sunday at the funeral home.
Linda Rye
IUKA – Linda Carson Rye, 71, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, at her home. She was a member of Iuka Baptist Church. She was retired from Genesco after 30 years of service, and then later retired from Iuka Discount Drugs after 15 years of service there. She was an avid Ole Miss fan and loved watching Ole Miss sports. She loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Phil Dawson officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include three daughters, Brenda Dawson, Becky Cobb (Joey), both of Iuka and Benji Rye (fiancampé Rusty Stamper) of Ft. Worth, Texas; three brothers, William Carson of Florence, Ala., Eddie Carson and Earl Carson, both of Iuka; one sister, Brenda Tumlin of Mechanicsville, Va.; seven grandchildren, Blake Dawson (Julie), Sara Beth Cobb, Drew Dawson (Whitney), Dalton Wright, Collin Wright, Carson Smith and Jake Cobb; and two great-grandchildren, Mackenzie and Ryeder Dawson.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Valerie Carson; two brothers, Wheeler and James Carson; and a son-in-law, Greg Dawson.
Pallbearers will be Blake Dawson, Drew Dawson, Dalton Wright, Collin Wright, Carson Smith, Jake Cobb, Bud Dotson and Jacob Pind.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation at ww5.komen.org.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
Clara Taylor
BOONEVILLE – Clara C. Taylor, 89, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, at Darlington Oaks Hospice. She was born Feb. 23, 1923, to Joseph Lee and Ada Mae Tidwell Clark. She married Travis Harding Taylor on May 20, 1944, and they remained together until his death Feb. 9, 1969. She was a member of Hills Chapel Church of Christ, and she was retired from Prentiss County School System.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at McMillan Funeral Home with Minister Johnny Miller and Minister Dwain Brown officiating. Burial will be in the Martin Hill Cemetery.
Survivors are one son, Wayne (Shirlee) Taylor; one daughter-in-law, Carol Taylor of Booneville; one sister, Joyce (Jim) Lewis of Jacksonville, N.C.; three grandchildren, Brian, Joseph and Grant Taylor; one great-grandchild, Samuel Lee Taylor; and one special friend, Cathy Todd.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; one son, Jerry Lee Taylor; four sisters, Betty Joe Martin, Agnes Wilemon, Louise Turvaville and Clister Mathis; and one brother, Leo Clark.
Pallbearers will be Brian, Joseph and Grant Taylor, Travis Long, William L. McKinney and Mac Gilliland. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of the Hills Chapel Church of Christ congregation.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and until service time on Sunday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be made at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
Annise Cummings
BALDWYN – Annise Cummings, 81, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements were incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson’s Funeral Services of Corinth.
Iris Ann Williams
HOLLYWOOD, S.C. – Iris Ann Williams, 81, of Hollywood, S.C., formerly of Pontotoc, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. She was born April 16, 1931, in Mason City, Neb., to Peter Petersen and Lillian McCollister. She was a member of Wando Woods Baptist Church and attended Christ-St. Paul’s Church. She was a member of the Azalea Chapter of Eastern Star.
A service was held Sept. 21 in Wando Woods Baptist Church, North Charleston, S.C. A committal service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery in Union County. J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., of Charleston, S.C., and Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc are in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by daughters, Barbara Joiner (Skip) of Aiken, S.C., Bonnie Rackley (Joe) of Hollywood, S.C., Marilyn Whatley (Chuck) of Moncks Corner, S.C.; son, Stanley Williams (Holly) of Goose Creek, S.C.; two brothers, Stanley Petersen and Ivan Petersen, both of Washington State; three sisters, Phyllis Bristow of Oregon, Carol Nixon of Montana, Linda Reece of Oregon; 17 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by husband Marlin; infant son, Marlin; an infant daughter, Brenda Joy; and brothers, Floyd, Richard and Carl.
Memorials may be made to Wando Woods Baptist Church, 4123 Dorsey Ave., North Charleston, SC 29405.