Obituaries September 6, 2013

Buddy Gilliam
PLANTERSVILLE – King W. “Buddy” Gilliam, 52, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center Hospice Unit after a long battle with Multiple Myeloma Cancer. A native of Tupelo, he was born Nov. 5, 1960, to King W. Gilliam Sr. and Jena McCollum Gilliam. He attended school in New Albany and was a 1980 graduate of Shannon High School. He served 32 years with the Mississippi Army National Guard, serving in Desert Storm and completed two tours of duty in Iraq. A former employee of Tecumseh Products, he worked 32 years as a quality supervisor. The things he loved most were his family, fishing, football, camping with his grandchildren and spending time with his family, friends and his National Guard Buddies. He was a member of Temple Grove Baptist Church of Plantersville.

A celebration of his life with Military Honors will be 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Bro. Daniel Brookman officiating. Tammy Gillentine will provide comforting messages in song. Burial will be in Union Cemetery near Belden.

Survivors include his loving wife of 22 years, Dee; his mother, Jena Gilliam of Pontotoc; one sister, Tamara Rowe (Steve) of New Albany; one stepson, Scott Melton of Tupelo; three wonderful grandchildren, Chandler, Dakota and Zoé; one nephew, Stephen Rowe (Christine) of Utah; two nieces, Tiffany Pound (Brett) of Fulton, Ashley Floyd (Jr.) of Baldwyn; and many other family members.

He was preceded in death by his father, grandparents and daughter-in-law, Shelle Melton.

Pallbearers will be Mike Ward, Mark Stone, Mike Forrester, Steve Rowe, Jerry Gray, Richard Anthony. Honorary pallbearers will be Doyl Gray, Donald Gray, Charles Lindley, Phil Lindley, Johnny Lindley, David Lindley, Chandler Melton, Dakota Melton, Phil Temple, Romy Holloway, Todd Temple, James Johnson and all of the 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team.

A public wake will be held noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at the funeral home with the family receiving visitors from 5 to 7 p.m. Visitation will continue 9 a.m. to service time Monday.

Memorials may be made to The Fisher House Foundation Inc., 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420, Rockville, MD 20850-5168, North Mississippi Medical Center Hospice Unit, 830 South Gloster Street, Tupelo, MS 38801 or to the charity of giver’s choice.

Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Billie Hamilton Jackson
TUPELO – Billie Hamilton Jackson, 93, died Sept. 5, 2013. She was born Aug. 4, 1920, to Jo Ella Wilbanks Hamilton and John Henry Hamilton of Oliver, Ala. She moved to Tupelo from Chattanooga to help open Central Service Association in the 1939. She married James Albert Jackson on July 11, 1945. Billie was a longtime member of Harrisburg Baptist Church, where her husband was a charter member. She was also active in the Fidelis Sunday School Class at Harrisburg. Billie retired from the Tupelo Water & Light Dept. For many years, Billie was a member of West Heights Social Club.

Billie was a great cook who loved her family and served many meals at her home for friends and family. Although she was modest about it, she was known for her baked “Arkansas” hams, yeast rolls, pies and cakes. She loved the “hills” of her Alabama roots and was always up for a trip to North Alabama. Her sense of humor and giving personality will truly be missed.

A service celebrating her life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at the W.E. Pegues Funeral Home Chapel in Tupelo. The Rev. David Langerfeld and the Rev. David Smith will officiate. Graveside service to follow at Glenwood Cemetery.

She is survived by her children, Jim Jackson (Jackie) of Jackson, Ricky Jackson (Becky) of Tupelo and Julie (Glenn) Herrington of Hoover, Ala.; eight grandchildren, Meredith (Chris) Shapley of Starkville, John Jackson of Jackson, Horton Nash of Colona, Colo., Sam Jackson of Memphis, Anna Claire Jackson of Nashville, Brooks Jackson of Tupelo, Mary Elizabeth Herrington and Bo Herrington of Hoover; three great-grandchildren, Jack Shapley, Catherine Shapley and Will Shapley. She is also survived by 28 nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death her husband; her son, Jerry, and daughter, Virginia “Gini”; nine brothers and sisters, Jim Hamilton, Emmett Hamilton, Wiley Hamilton, Nell Rogers, Reba Wear, Bess Goidel, Pauline Damon, Elizabeth Patterson and Irene Hamilton.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Chris Shapley ,John Jackson, Horton Nash, Sam Jackson, Brooks Jackson and Bo Herrington. Honorary pallbearers will be members of her Harrisburg Sunday School Class.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today, Sept. 6, 2013, and one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38803; or Harrisburg Baptist Church, 4675 Cliff Gookin Blvd., Tupelo, MS 38801.

Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Mable Mullinnix
TUPELO – Mabel Moore Mullinnix, 92, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at peace and happy to be reunited with the love of her life and husband for 64 years, Charles R. Mullinnix, who died Feb. 20, 2013. For more than 60 years, they shared a loving home in North Tupelo, supporting each other in sickness and in health.

She was born on Sept. 29, 1920, in the Blue Springs area of Lee County to Claude G. Moore and Etta Carmichael Moore. After graduating from Cedar Hill High School, Mabel went to work at the ammunitions plant in Prairie, supporting the war effort with a “Rosie the Riveter” can-do attitude.

After WW II, Mabel returned to Tupelo and worked for more than 23 years as a telegraph operator for Western Union, situated downtown in the old Hotel Tupelo. She was employed there until the Tupelo office closed. A spirited woman of her day and a true child of the Depression, she enjoyed work outside the home and prided herself on being a self-sufficient career woman. After Western Union, she continued to work for various local businesses performing bookkeeping and clerical responsibilities until the late 1970’s when health issues sidelined many of her activities.

In later years, Mabel enjoyed many things – attending church services at Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church, spending time with family and friends, and eating sweets. She was known to be a compassionate and generous soul unless her favorite desserts were involved. Nothing made her happier than Ellen Reed’s lemon cake or Barbara Fleishhacker’s double chocolate torte – both treats she would hide for her own personal gratification.

Last year, she and husband, Charles, delighted in witnessing the marriage of their only daughter, Charlotte, at a celebration Mabel admitted she had just about given up on.

A service celebrating her life will be held 4 p.m. today, Sept. 6, 2013, at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with her pastor, the Rev. Dale Whitlock, officiating. Private burial will follow in the Mullinnix family plot at Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. to service time today.

Survivors include her daughter, Charlotte Mullinnix, and husband, Larry Landry, of Tupelo; her niece, Beth Barrett Rogers, and husband, David, of Hernando, and their three children, Mark, Will and Laura Beth; and grandchildren she thought of as her own, Anna Reed Miles, Bo Reed, Jason and William Landry.

She will dearly miss the sweet friends, caretakers and the good food she recently experienced at the Mitchell Center in Tupelo.

Pallbearers will be Cliff Hodges, Harry Armstrong, Jack Moore, Bo Reed, Shelby Reed and Holland McDaniel.

Memorials may be made to the Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church, c/o Betty Moore, 975 Hwy. 348, Guntown, MS 38849 or United Methodist Senior Services, 2800 West Main, Tupelo, MS 38801.

Marion Hildenbrand

BELDEN – Marion Crisler Hildenbrand, 48, died suddenly Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at her residence. She was born Dec. 28, 1964, in Greenville to Giles Crisler and Mary Connell Crisler. She lived her childhood in Clinton and was a graduate of Clinton High School. She earned her master’s degree in nursing at the University of Tennessee in Memphis, where she lived for many years before moving to Tupelo in recent months. She married Mark Hildenbrand on Oct. 15, 1994. In earlier years, she worked as a nurse practitioner. She was a loving wife and mother and of the Presbyterian faith.

A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at Lakewood Memorial in Clinton with Minister John Wagner officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors.

Survivors include her husband, Mark Hildenbrand of Belden; parents, Giles and Mary Crisler; one son, Evan Hildenbrand, and one daughter, Ava Hildenbrand, both of Belden; one brother, Giles “Cris” Crisler Jr. (Elizabeth) of Jackson; and her inlaws, R.M. “Gus” and Brenda Hildenbrand of Tupelo.

Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Renalda Townsend
MEMPHIS – Renalda Joyce Townsend, 51, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at her residence in Memphis. A native of Oxford, she was the daughter of Willie Townsend and Lillie Townsend. She was a graduate of Oxford High School and the University of Mississippi. She was a member of New Salem M.B. Church and worked as a car salesperson.

A celebration of life service will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at East St. Peter M.B. Church in Abbeville. The Rev. Russell Bailey will officiate. Burial will be in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.

She is survived by her father, Willie M. Townsend of Oxford; and two brothers, Willie W. Townsend and Marquis Townsend, both of Oxford.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Lillie Townsend.

Earnest Shumpert
TUPELO – Earnest L. Shumpert, 60, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at his residence in Tupelo. He was born March 23, 1953, to Fannie Mae Shumpert and Thelmer Shumpert. He was a member of Red Oak Grove M.B. Church. He worked at Hardin Bakery for 26 years, North Mississippi Medical Center for nine years and was self employed through Fed-Ex for seven years.

A celebration of life service will be at noon today at Red Oak Grove M.B. Church with Pastor Jeffrey Gladney officiating. Agnew & Sons Funeral Home of Verona is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his mother, Fannie Mae Shumpert of Tupelo; four daughters, Vanessa Rush of Atlanta, Ga., Evangela (Marcel) Rice of Cleveland, Ohio, Lycedia Gasaway and Yolonda Gasaway, both of Tupelo: two sons, Earnest (Tonya) Shumpert of Atlanta and Eric Shumpert of Tupelo; one brother, Floyd (Ina) Shumpert of Pontotoc; four sisters, Marilyn (Steve) Metcalf, Carrie (Larry) Brown and Earnestine (Jim) Cummings, all of Tupelo, and Carolyn Brinkley of Booneville; 13 grandchildren; one greatgrandchild; and a host of cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Thelmer Shumpert.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon today at Red Oak Grove M.B. Church.

Family and friends may sign the guest registry at www.agnewandson.com.

Mary Lee Vaughn
OXFORD – Mary Lee “Cordie Mae” Vaughn, 78, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. A native of Lafayette County, she was the daughter of Cordis Lee Townsend and Daisy Townsend. She was a member of Philadelphia M.B. Church, where she served as a mother of the church, an usher and choir member. She loved people and giving to those who were in need. She also loved canning fruits and vegetables. She was a retired cafeteria worker for the Oxford School System and the University of Mississippi.

A celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Philadelphia M.B. Church. Dr. Alfred Hall II will officiate. Burial will be in Philadelphia Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.

She is survived by her husband, Charles Vaughn of Oxford; two daughters, Cherry Pegues and Earlean Flemons, both of Oxford; a nephew she raised as a son, Leonard Ivy Jr. of Oxford; two sisters, Rosie Jones and Martha Jones, both of Oxford; one brother, Earnest Townsend of Indianapolis, Ind.; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Philadelphia M.B. Church.

Gennia Luster
JACKSON, Tenn. – Gennia E. Franklin Luster died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013. She was born on May 31, 1944, in Tiplersville to Gennia L. and L.B. Gibbs Sr.

She is survived by sons, George Franklin of Corinth, and Otis Franklin and David (Geraldine) Franklin of Jackson, Tenn.; sisters, Liller Crum of Flint, Mich., Wilma (Rod) Colom of Walnut, Mary (Vernell) Owens and Catherine (Danny) Edgeston of Tiplersville; brothers, John (Easter) Gibbs of Flint, Mich., Edward “Vern” Gibbs of Tiplersville and Elex “E.D.” Gibbs of Bloomington, Ill., and L.B. (Dorothy) Gibbs Jr. of Memphis; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Darryl Dewayne Franklin; brother, Jimmy Odell Gibbs; sister, Eva Louvenia Thompson Gillard; granddaughter, Eureka Franklin; and great-grandson, Dae’Kwon Pearson.

Services will be at noon Saturday, Sept. 7, at St. James Church of God in Christ with Pastor Richard Rogers officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olive Church Cemetery in Tiplersville. Foster and Son Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. today with family present from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service Saturday.

Myrna Turner
OKOLONA – Funeral services for Myrna Loy Raspberry Turner will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Greater New Prospect Church in Nettleton. The Rev. Leon Griffin will officiate. Williams Memorial Funeral Home of Okolona is in charge of arrangements.

Turner was born April 21, 1936, in Monroe County to Earl Adams Raspberry and Eldora Tucker Raspberry. She attended school at Wren and Okolona Industrial School. She was a graduate of Alcorn College with a bachelor’s degree in business education. While at Alcorn, she pledged Delta Sigma Sorority and met her future husband, Charles Turner. Most of her career was involved in educating children, working at Jackson State College, Brookhaven Public Schools and Raspberry Child Development Center. She founded the Lydia Davis Wren Child Development Center, which she served as director for several years. Later she taught in the Franklin County School System and Aberdeen Public School, where she retired.

She taught Sunday School and directed the youth department at Blackwood Grove and was a member of the Women’s Mission Group at Greater New Prospect and New Hope Baptist Church of Clinton. Active in the community, she was a charter, lifetime member of the Wren Section of the NCNW and served as state president of the Mississippi chapter of the NCNW. A lifelong Democrat, she was appointed to the President’s Council on Aging by a former Mississippi governor.

She had a deep love of poetry and sponsored a nationwide poetry contest. She published an anthology of poems and, along with her daughter, Carolyn, wrote a fictional account of the origins of many of many devotional songs. The book, “That’s

All Right, Right All Right,” was featured at the Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, at libraries and at book stores.

She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Jemille Turner; two sisters, Willie Mae (Jane) Griffin and Earlyne Raspberry; one aunt, Willie T. Raspberry; cousins; and two special friends, Carolyn Reed and Mozella Tucker Smith.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mildred Moore
WEST POINT – Mildred J. Moore, 73, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, at Aurora Nursing Home in Columbus.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Third Mount Olive M.B. Church. Burial will be in West Point Memorial Gardens. Carter’s Mortuary Services of West Point is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of visitation, visitors may sign the register book from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Elder Ervin Moore Sr.
WEST POINT – Elder Ervin R. Moore Sr., 45, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at Shiloh Full Gospel Church in Columbus. Burial will be in Shady Grove Waverly Cemetery. Carter’s Mortuary Services of West Point is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Brenda Kennedy
WREN – Brenda Ruth Mays Kennedy, 63, died on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Born Feb. 9, 1950, in Monroe County, she was a daughter of Russell Stonewall and Mable Gertrude Jones Mays. An avid outdoors person, she enjoyed fishing, camping and canoeing. She worked for PeopLoungers for many years and she was a member of the Wren Volunteer Fire Department.

Services will be at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with Bro. Tommy Whaley and Bro. Truman Carter officiating. Burial will be in Masonic Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Kim Gray (Randy) of Grenada and Sinty Kennedy of Wren; one son, Michael Kennedy (Tonisa) of Hattiesburg; one sister, Shelia Pearson of Pensacola, Fla.; two brothers, Lyndon Mays (Louise) of Smithville and Dennis Mays (Cheryl) of Wren; and two grandchildren, Winter Brook Kennedy and Keely Kennedy.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Bobby Ray Murphy and Billy Ray Mays.

Pallbearers will be L.D. Wise, Anthony “Cowboy” Lindsey, Amanda Wise, J.R. Dean, Rigeland Dabbs, Kenny Herring and Willie Lockett. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Wren Volunteer Fire Department; and Mike Smith and Chris King.

Visitation will be 5 until 8 p.m. today and will continue until service time on Saturday at the funeral home.

The family requests donations be made to Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38803.

Condolences may be expressed at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Bessie Hill
RIPLEY – Bessie Eunice Yates Hill, 78, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at Tippah County Hospital Nursing Home in Ripley. She was born April 24, 1935, to Wyllie Morgan Yates and Gladys Mildred Smith Yates. She was a member of New Prospect Presbyterian Church. She worked as an LPN for Beverly Healthcare.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today, Sept. 6, at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bill Baker officiating. Burial will be in New Prospect Church Cemetery.

She is survived by her husband, Jamie Ray “Hoover” Hill of Ripley; four daughters, Terri Hill, Mackenzie Hill and Randy Jane Elam (Eddie), all of Ripley, and Jill Goodwin (Buddy) of Oxford; two sons, Jackie Hill of Ripley and Casey Hill (Clara Clement) of Iuka; two sisters, Nell Johnston and Dorothy Givens (Bobby), all of Ripley; one brother, W.M. Yates (Billie) of Blue Mountain; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Ginger Hill; one son, James Regan “J.J.” Hill; and one sister, Doris Hill.

Pallbearers will be Don Yates, Greg Yates, Jeff Givens, Stacy Givens, Dale Lindsey and Brad Hill. Honorary pallbearers will be Eric Henry, Dale Morgan, Jeff Clemmer, John Rude and Ronnie Hill.

To view obituaries online and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.

Jerry Bishop Sr.
TUPELO – Jerry T. Bishop Sr., 72, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at his residence following an extended illness. He was born Nov. 13, 1940, in Tupelo to Ned and Tempie Bishop. He was a 1959 graduate of Tupelo High School and furthered his education at Itawamba Community College. He married Callie Charline Dillard on March 25, 1960, and they made their home in Tupelo where he retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He was owner and operator of B&S Pawn Shop and Custom Tape Duplicating. He was Tri-State Checker Player for a number of years. He was a member of Furrs Baptist Church.

A celebration service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, in the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Brad Hill officiating. Private burial will be in Tupelo Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. today and from 12:30 p.m. to service time Saturday. Holland Funeral Directors is entrusted with arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Callie Charline Dillard Bishop; two sons, Jerry T. “Tommy” Bishop Jr., and Steve Bishop, both of Tupelo; two grandchildren, Lauren and Tae; one brother, Charles H. Meks (Barbara); a sister-in-law, Jackie Parker (Joe); a brother-in-law, Billy Wayne Dillard (Shirley); and a special caregiver, Sonja Carruthers.

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

Pallbearers will be his cousins, Eddie W. Reives, Gregory Reives, Billy Reives, Tommy Reives, Marlin “Butch” Smith, Gerald Bishop and Benny Farr.

Leave concolences at hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Lillian Bailey
HOLLY SPRINGS – Lillian Moore Bailey, 89, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, at her home in Holly Springs.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Land Mark Temple of Jesus Christ in Holly Springs. Burial will be in Faith Fellowship Church of God in Christ Cemetery at Slayden. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be from 2 to 5:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in repose at the church from 10 to 10:55 a.m. Saturday.

Breattia Bennett

HICKORY FLAT – Breattia Keria Bennett, 21, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs.

Starla McGee-Egerson
WATER VALLEY – Starla Joanna “Hannah” McGee-Egerson, 29, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, at her home in Water Valley.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at South Hopewell M.B. Church. Burial will be in Browning Cemetery. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the church.

Jimmy Allred
BRUCE – Jimmy Allred, 65, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at his home. He was born April 17, 1948, in Bruce. He was a graduate of Bruce High School Class of 1966. He attended Northwest Mississippi Junior College. He was a retired employee of Weyerhaeuser and a member of First Baptist Church of Bruce. He was a 32nd degree Mason, a member of Antioch Masonic Lodge 549 and a 10-year district Deputy Guard Lecturer.

Services are 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with Dr. Daniel Hathorne officiating. Burial will be in Rocky Mount Cemetery at Pittsboro.

He is survived by his wife, Vickie Bryant Allred of Bruce; two daughters, Laura Allred Kimbrell (Tim) of Pontotoc and Cindy Allred Calvert (Andy) of Pontotoc; and six grandchildren, Tori Kimbrell, Grace Kimbrell, Faith Kimbrell, Rebekah Calvert, Jim Alan Calvert and Laura Beth Calvert, all of Pontotoc.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Walker Allred and Euris Murphree Allred; and a brother, Billy Allred.

Masons will serve as pallbearer.

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

Leave condolences at www.parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com.

Billie Denley
OXFORD – Edwina “Billie” Denley, 87, formerly of Oxford, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at Seasons Hospice House in Rochester, Minn.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Waller Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Eastover Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Waller Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Seasons Hospice, 1696 Greenview Drive SW, Rochester, MN 55902.

To sign an online guestbook, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.

Julius Logan Jr.
NEW ALBANY – Julius T. Logan Jr., 66, died Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at Graceland Care Center in New Albany. He was born May 5, 1947, in Memphis to Julius T. Logan Sr. and Violet V. Vance Logan. He was self-employed.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date. United Funeral Service of New Albany is in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife, Gail Logan; a daughter, Sandy Denton of Ecru; a son, Julius T. Logan III of Myrtle; a sister, Linda Hale (Bobby) of New Albany; a brother, Jerry Logan (Doris) of Bruce; two grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Bobby Roach.

J.D. Feazell
CORINTH – J.D. Feazell, 36, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at his home.

Services will be at 9:30 a.m. today at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Private burial will be at Henry Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to service time today.

Online condolences may be left at www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.

Jack Barrett
SALTILLO – John “Jack” Barrett, 60, died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at The Med Hospital in Memphis. He was a lumber inspector and a member of St. James Catholic Church. He enjoyed guns and music.

There is no public information on a service at this time. Burial will be at St. Thomas Aquanis Church Cemetery. Waters Funeral Home is assisting the family.

He is survived by his brother, Dan Barrett of Scottsdale, Ariz.; brother-in-law, Dr. David Crowder of Germantown, Tenn.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Rita Cooper Barrett, and a sister, Janice Crowder.

Pallbearers will be Tom Barrett, Kevin Barrett, Michael Toler, Gus Crosby, Bruce Crowder and

Bob Horrell. Honorary pallbearers will be J.C. Barrett Jr., Charlie Pyle and Leroy Long.

James Eaton
RIENZI – James Eaton, 69, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. burial will be in Lebanon Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from noon to service time Saturday.

Online condolences may be left at www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.

Bill Gale
FULTON – Bill Gale, 82, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at Red Bay, Ala. He was born Feb. 22, 1931, to John and Hazel Henley Gale in Arkansas. He was a member of River Hill Church. He enjoyed spending time with family, playing checkers and listening to gospel music.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Senter Funeral Home in Fulton with Bro. John Gale and Bro. Billy Burleson officiating. Burial will be in Friendship Methodist Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Susan Gale of Fulton; a sister-in-law, Jo Gale of Georgia; several nephews and nieces; several great-nephews and great-nieces; and his caregivers, Rebecca White and Ann Newcomb.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Hazel Henly Gale; a stepdaughter, Brenda Wilemon; and 11 siblings.

Pallbearers will be John Gale, Terry Gale, Danny Dill, Billy Burleson, Ricky Burleson and John Gale. Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Newcomb and B.J. White.

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

Online condolences can be expressed at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com.

Glen Strickland
RED BAY, Ala. – Glen Strickland, 78, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay. Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery in Vina, Ala. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Saturday.

Jimmy Hastings
RED BAY, Ala. – Jimmy R. Hastings, 73, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at Red Bay Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay, Ala.

Darlene Woods
NEW ALBANY – Darlene Renae “De De” Fitzpatrick Woods, 45, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Sept. 17, 1967, in New Albany to Brazil and Dorothy Harris Fitzpatrick.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Watson Grove Baptist Church. Burial will be in New Albany City Cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her husband, Steven R. Woods; two children, Stephen Micah Woods and Zion Elisabeth Woods; five siblings, Brazil Jr. “J.B.” Fitzpatrick, Brenda (Al) Broughton, Debbrah (Melvin) Shackelfords, Rose Mary (Larry) Hughes and Sarah Fitzpatrick; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Willie and Christine Woods, all of New Albany; and aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Trevor Woods; a brother, David Fitzpatrick; and two sisters, Kathy Moore and her twin, Daphne Fitzpatrick.

Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Elder Bennie Vasser
AMORY – Elder Bennie Frank Vasser, 76, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Darden and Sons Funeral Home of Amory.

Jamie Brigance
PONTOTOC – Funeral services for Jamie Brigance will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Joyce Knight
BOONEVILLE – Joyce Ricks Knight, 79, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at her home.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Saturday. Kesler Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of arrangements.

Travis Britt
TUPELO – Travis Britt, 53, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness.

A service celebrating his life will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time on Sunday only at the Tupelo Chapel. A full obituary will be in Saturday’s Journal.

Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Ruthie Coplin
NETTLETON – Ruthie Mae Coplin, 81, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at Sanctuary Hospice in Tupelo. 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.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Henry Montgomery
ABERDEEN – Henry Demond “Hulk” Montgomery, 30, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, in Verona. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial of Okolona.

Amanda Edwards
PONTOTOC – Amanda “Nan” Edwards, 65, died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Services will be Saturday, Sept. 7, at Anthony Funeral Home Chapel in West Memphis, Ark. Burial will be in Paradise Garden Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Samantha Edwards of Pontotoc; one son, Frederick Edwards of Chicago; three sisters, Dorothy Young and Georgia Simon of Chicago and Evelyn Edwards of Tupelo; five brothers, Ephraim Edwards and

Emmanuel Eadie of Chicago, Charlie Edwards, James Melvin Edwards and Jimmy Lee Edwards, all of Venice, Ill.; and five grandchildren.

Visitation will be today at the funeral home.

Howard McClure
RED BANKS – Howard Leland McClure, 76, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, in Byhalia.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial will be in Carey Chapel Cemetery at Mt. Pleasant.

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

Lucille Posley
PRAIRIE – Lucille Posley, 91, died Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at Cedars Retirement and Assisted Living.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Lake Grove M.B. Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Carter’s Mortuary Services of West Point is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Samuel Gipson
HOLLY SPRINGS – Samuel R.D. Gipson, 32, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, in Hickory Flat. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford.