The Monitor-Herald obituary policy
n The Monitor-Herald publishes a basic obituary free as a public service, giving the name, age and community of residence of the deceased, date and place of death, funeral arrangements and visitation, and memorial requests.
A full obituary may include biographical information, personal interests and involvements, family survivors, pallbearers and other relevant information for a $15 charge. A photo of the deceased may be run with an obituary for a separate charge of $10. Special obituaries with wording different from standard obituary style will be charged per inch at the newspaper’s charity rate.
Funeral homes may e-mail obituaries to firstname.lastname@example.org. Obituaries that are faxed or hand-delivered incur an additional $5 charge. Obituaries are accepted only from funeral homes and charges are billed through the funeral home. No obituaries are accepted over the telephone, but funeral homes may call 628-5241 or 456-3771 with questions.
William Hubbard Sr.
DERMA – William Bradford Hubbard Sr., 70, died Saturday, May 23, 2009, at his residence. He was born Nov. 6, 1938, in Calhoun County to the late Will Hubbard and Laverne Carter Hubbard. He was a retired truck driver and a veteran of the United States Army.
Services were held Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at the Pryor Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jim Vance and Bro. Buford Usry officiating. Burial was in the Chapel Hill Cemetery in Big Creek. Pryor Funeral Home wass in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Wiggs Hubbard; and two sons, William Bradford Hubbard II and Dean Hubbard, all of Derma; daughter, Donna Lynch of Seneca, Fla.; two sisters, Nina Weaver of Calhoun City and Alice Faye Parker of Big Creek; brother, Richard Hubbard; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Danny Hubbard and Billy D. Hubbard.
Pallbearers were be Brad Hubbard III, Sean Lynch, Raymond H. Morgan, Andy Hughes, Larry Wiggs and Danny Brown.
BIG CREEK – Paul Edward Lowrimore, 77, died Friday, May 22, 2009, at his residence. He was born June 5, 1931, in Yalobusha County. He was retired from the United States Air Force.
Services were held Monday, May 25, 2009 at the Pryor Funeral Home Capel in Calhoun City with Bro. Jimmy Vance officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Nebo Cemetery in Grenada. Pryor Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Richoux Lowrimore of Big Creek; stepson, Robert J. Adams Jr. of Thibodaux, La.; three daughters, Peggy Harmon of Weatherford, Texas, Paula Judlin of Austin, Texas, and Terry House of Tynall, Ga.; three stepdaughters, Rhonda Mazzo of Tampa, Fla., Angela Jabert of Bourg, La., and Jennica Champagne of Homa, La.; sister, Helen Lowrimore of Homa, La.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Erroll Champagne, Tim Griffin, Kenny Clanton, Kelly Sansing, Robbie Adams and Mark Martin.
Honorary pallbearers were members of the Big Creek Fire Department.
SLATE SPRINGS – Audry Helen Liles, 44, died Sunday, May 24, 2009, at her residence after a brief illness. She was a graduate of Bruce High School and attended Wood Jr. College and the University of Southern Mississippi. She was a member of Rocky Branch Baptist Church. Employed at Calhoun Health Services for 27 years, she was Business Manager with Fiscal Services. She will be remembered for her devotion to work, family and friends.
Services were held Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at the Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. John Stewart officiating and Rev. Robert Earl Alexander assisting. Burial was in the Clear Springs Cemetery in Yalobusha County. Parker Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her father, James “Pete” Liles of Bruce; sisters: Angie Keil (Martin) and Jennifer Liles, both of Brandon and Danell Veade (Johnny) of Folsom, La.; brother, Brad Liles (Dana) of Bruce; nieces, Claire Keil, Madison Keil, Jessica Juneau, Melissa Veade and Layla Veade; nephews, Zack and Jared Liles; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; and special companion Bobby Robertson and his Family, Jeff Robertson (Robin).
She was preceded in death by her Mother, Virginia Edwards Liles; and a brother, James Liles Jr.
Pallbearers were Jeff Robertson, Paul Liles, Johnny Veade, Keith Dorris, Brian Dorris, Martin Keil, Danny Gregg and Ken Dorris.
PITTSBORO – Wilbur Boyce McGreger, 88, died Friday, May 22, 2009, at his residence. He was born July 14, 1920, in the Rocky Mount Community to the late Lawrence and Billie Burt McGreger. He was a member of the Rocky Mount Baptist Church, a veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II and he was a farmer.
Services were held Monday, May 25, 2009 at the Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with Rev. Scotty Crawson officiating and Rev. Clovis Logan assisting. Burial was in the Rocky Mount Cemetery with military honors. Parker Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his daughter, Dianne Bloom (Bob); and two grandchildren, Anna Bloom and Joel Bloom, all of Birmingham, Ala.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lulee Roane McGreger; sisters, Berta Patterson, Idell Greene and Wilma Hannaford; and brother, Hubert McGreger.
Pallbearers were Joel Bloom, Greg Sandifer, Boyce McGreger, Timmy Morgan, Jim Pernell and Bill Barnett.
CALHOUN CITY – Norma House Sheldon, 74, died Friday, May 22, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born April 27, 1935, in Calhoun County to the late Oris Maxwell House and Mae Brasher House. She was a retired LPN for the Calhoun County Nursing Home and was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
Services were held Monday, May 25, 2009 at the Pryor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Haines officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Pryor Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her son, Timothy Dale Weeks of Clarksville, Tenn.; four daughters, Terri Hollis (Jackie) of Calhoun City, Tami Sprayberry (James Ellis) of Eupora, Tiffany Pritchett (John Paul Jr.) of Slate Springs and Tanya Land (Scott) of Jacksonville, Fla.; two brothers, Buddy House of West Memphis, Ark., and Joe House of Bartlett, Tenn.; four sisters, Margorie Dobbs and Betty Hardin, both of Calhoun City, Polly McConnell of Missouri City, Texas, and Barbara Hutchins of Canyon Lake, Texas; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Pallbearers were Eric Sprayberry, Colby Sprayberry, Tyler Hollis, Taylor Land, Justin Carter and Wesley Mooney.
Honorary pallbearers were Spencer Land, Jenny Hollis, Braden Sprayberry, John Paul Pritchett III, Wyatt Hollis, Kayla Pritchett, Addl. Davis Hollis and Ashton Mooney
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Pleasant Hill Cemetery Fund, c/o 34 CR 364, Calhoun City, MS 38916.