CORINTH – Barbara Denise Hill, 29, died Wednesday, May 13, 2009, in Corinth

Barbara Hill
CORINTH – Barbara Denise Hill, 29, died Wednesday, May 13, 2009, in Corinth.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Freedom Fellowship. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Grayson Funeral Services is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mildred Leeton
OXFORD – Mildred Edlin Leeton, 91, died Sunday, May 17, 2009, at Yalobusha County Nursing Home in Water Valley.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Abbeville Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Abbeville Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 10:30 to 11 Wednesday at the church.
Memorials may be made to Abbeville Cemetery Fund, 15 E. Long St., Abbeville, MS 38601.
Visit the website at www.wallerfuneralhome.com for online condolences and guest registry.
Lewis Thompson
SMITHVILLE – Lewis H. Thompson, 87, died Friday, May 15, 2009, at the Riverplace Nursing Center in Amory after an extended illness. He was born Jan. 10, 1922, in Smithville to Condie Lee and Vangie Bennett Thompson. He married Mary Helen Ross in 1946; she died in 1998. He was a retired employee of Monroe Trouser and a member of the Smithville Church of Christ. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in Normandy, Northern France and Central Europe. He enjoyed gardening.
Services were Sunday, May 17, at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Smithville with Ministers Hoyet Hathcock and Mickey Beam officiating. Burial was in the Maxey Cemetery.
Survivors include four daughters, Dannis Mason (Ken), Vickie Weatherbee (Wayne), Allene Morgan and Kathy Baucom, all of Smithville; one sister, Jeanette Roche of Smithville; 11 grandchildren, Brad, Clay and Chad Thompson, Cayce Carter, Jody Powell, Kim Mills, Deedra Wray, Derek Thompson, Layce and Wesley Hacker, and Shaun Kinsey; and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; three sons, Howell, Benny and Darwin Thompson; and two daughters, Susan Elam and Kelly Thompson.
Pallbearers were Brad, Clay and Chad Thompson, Cayce Carter, Jody Powell, Derek Thompson, Shaun Kinsey and Wesley Hacker.
Memorials may be made to First Friends, P.O. Box 540, Amory, MS 38821.
Jessie Stephen
BRUCE – Jessie Stephen died Friday, May 15, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home in Bruce.

Cynthia Russell
ABERDEEN – Cynthia Lynn Russell died Saturday, May 16, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.
Debbie Lindsey
TUPELO – Debbie Lynn Barber Lindsey, 51, died Monday, May 18, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital East after a sudden illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lee Memorial Funeral Home.

Anita Dunaway
GUNTOWN – Anita Russell Dunaway, 56, died Saturday, May 16, 2009, at her residence after an extended illness. She attended the Lighthouse Assembly of God Church and she was a homemaker.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Henry Jenkins officiating. Burial will be in the Euclatubba Cemetery. Waters Funeral home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 26 years, James Dunaway of Guntown; her granddaughter, Madlynne Michelle Dunaway; son, Jeff Nichols of Fulton; sisters, Robbie Moses of Tupelo and Sue Davis (James) of Fulton; nieces and nephews, David Davis (Dianne), Janice Jenkins (Henry), Debbie Dozier, Sharon Russell, Charlotte Wygle and Cindy Sheffield; and her mother-in-law, Rosie Dunaway of Saltillo. She was preceded in death by a son, James Michael Dunaway; her parents, Dewey Garland and Rosie “Ripple” Adams Russell; brother, Bobby Wayne Russell; nephews, James Allen Davis and Jerry Moses; her father-in-law, John E. Dunaway; and a brother-in-law, Wyman Moses.
Pallbearers will be Junior Dunaway, Tim Raines, Kenneth Raines, Mark George and Scotty Raines.
Lawrence E. Bilek
CORINTH – Lawrence E. Bilek, 90, died Sunday, May 17, 2009, at Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hight Funeral Home. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife, Clara Bilek; and one son, Danny Chase (Sharon).
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
Mamie Dowdy
HOLLY SPRINGS – Mamie Victoria Luellen Dowdy, 81, died Thursday, May 14, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a member of Finley Grove M.B. Church in Holly Springs and a member of the choir, Missionary Society and Mothers Board. She was a homemaker.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Finley Grove M.B. Church with the Rev. James Green officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Alma Bowen and Katie Hamer of Holly Springs; a son, Henry Dowdy of Potts Camp; a brother, Matthew Luellen of Chicago; 18 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cornelious Dowdy, and two children, Marcellious Dowdy and Annie Mae Dowdy.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 1 to 1:55 p.m. Wednesday at the church.
Frances Stewart
RIPLEY – Mary Frances Brock Stewart, 79, died Monday, May 18, 2009, at Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. She was born April 5, 1930, to Charlie Bratton Brock and Mary Othella Meeks Brock. She was a member of Grace Bible Church. If two words were used to describe her they would be love and forgiveness or unconditional love. She dedicated her life to the Lord, her husband, family, and extended family, and loved going to church and working in her flowers and garden.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Randy Smith and Bro. Bob Trotter officiating. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery.
Survivors include three daughters, Fredia DeCanter (Gary), Sandra Wilkins (Bert) and Teresa Hopkins (Dwayne), all of Ripley; two sons, Randy Stewart (Paula) of Dumas, and Ronnie Stewart (Gwen) of Ripley; one sister-in-law, Faye Bryant (Bobby), of Walnut; two brothers-in-law, Lyman Stewart (Jean) of Memphis, and John Stewart (Diane) of Decatur, Tenn.; eight grandchildren, Kevin DeCanter (Janet) of Ripley, Jason Stewart (Mary) of Saltillo, Seth Wilkins, Sam Stewart, Clayton Stewart, Kelli Hopkins, Jessie Stewart and Amber Hopkins, all of Ripley; two great-gandchildren, Courtney DeCanter Doss (Bryan) of Ripley and Riley Stewart of Saltillo; one great-great-granddaughter, Lacie Doss of Ripley; three special nieces, Sue Parrish, AnnaLisa Guynes and Elois Wilbanks. She was preceded in death by her husband Troy Herman “Ham” Stewart; her parents; and one brother, Travis Brock.
Pallbearers will be James McClusky, Frank Adair, Johnny Hill, Calvin Spears Jr., Terrell Brock, Dale Brock, Benny Akins and J.W. Koon. Honorary pallbearers will bethe Adult Sunday School Class at Grace Bible Church, F.L. “Spud” Rowell, Clay Garrettt, Elmer Paseur and James L. Bates.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. at Ripley Funeral Home. To view obituaries online and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.
Etherline Bell
BOONEVILLE – Etherline Bell, 84, died Monday, May 18, 2009, at Longwood Community Living Center in Booneville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Booneville.
Iris Culver
SALTILLO – Iris Wicks Culver, 73, died Saturday, May 16, 2009, at her residence in Saltillo. She was born Sep. 17, 1935, in Fox River, Wis., to Clayton and Agnes Sanderson Wicks. She was a native of Wisconsin, but had resided in Lee County for the past eight years. She was a retired housekeeping employee and cook at nursing homes and restaurants. She was a Baptist.
Services were Monday, May 18, at the Chapel of Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton with the Rev. Dwain Ard officiating. Cremation followed the service. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three daughters, Marla Walls (Zeke) of Russell Springs, Ky., Sandy Garcia of Plantersville and Peggy Culver of Tupelo; two sons, Butch Culver (Billie) of Shannon and Scott Culver of Mantachie; one sister, Arlene Froedge of Florida; 21 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Quitman “Blue” Culver; her parents; one daughter, Lisa Wilson; and one granddaughter, Lisa Clark.
Pallbearers will be David Yarbrough, Johnny Sullivan, Aaron Houdini, Anthony Culver, Jeff Pearson and Forrest Killough.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
Faye B. Beckham
WOODLAND – Ida Faye Boswell Beckham, 75, died Monday, May 18, 2009, at her home in Woodland. She was born April 7, 1934, in Starkville to Rupert Dean Boswell and Mary Ellis Boswell. She was a retired licensed practical nurse for Trace Regional Hospital and a member of Woodland First Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Houston Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack Inmon officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Susan McBride of Kosciusko and Mary Ruth Tutor (Danny) of Vardaman; one son, Dan Beckham of Woodland; three stepchildren, Patricia Davis and Jimmy Beckham of Clearwater, Fla., and Jeff Beckham of Pensacola, Fla.; four sisters, Ruth Alice Bell and Elizabeth B. Bobbitt of Mount Pleasant, Mary Inez Beall of Snellville, Ga., and Arrie Ann Busby of Biggersville; three brothers, Rupert Dean Boswell of Fort Collins, Colo., and Henry Hardey and Frank Ellis Boswell of Mt. Pleasant; four grandchildren, Kimberly Morgan, Kayla Coplin, Daniel Wayne Beckham and Charlotte McBride; and four stepgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Beckham, and a brother, Jessie Bryan Boswell.
Pallbearers will be John Dendy, Jerry Walls, Barry Dendy, Jimmy Sanderson and Mary Ann Sanderson.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Michael Dees
FULTON – Michael Dees, 35, died Saturday, May 16, 2009. He was born June 13, 1973, in New Orleans, La. He was an employee of Tombigbee Tooling. He was an avid fisherman and gardener.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Senter Funeral Home. Bro. Hoyt Moore and Bro. Harold Ozbirn will officiate, and Dwayne Thornton will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in Itawamba Memorial Garden. Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to service time today.
Survivors include his wife, Stacey Elder Dees of Fulton; his parents, Thomas and Vickie Dees of Golden; three sisters, his twin, Michelle Cole (Carson), Jacquelyn Moore (Matt) and Jennifer Hayes (Marty), all of Fulton; two brothers, Heath Johnson (Hope) and Rance Johnson (Kerrie) of Fulton; his grandparents, Gola Earnest of Tupelo and Hubert Johnson of Fulton; his mother-in-law, Diane Elder of Fulton; his father-in-law, C.K. Patterson of Red Bay, Ala.; five nieces, three nephews and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lee earnest and Millard and Delilia Dees, and his father-in-law, Roy Elder Sr.
Pallbearers will be David Lefford, Jason Holiman, Bobby Ivy, Drew Gough, Gregory Dees and Darrell Gasaway. Honorary pallbearers will be Andy HOliman, Derek Johnson and the employees of Tombigbee Tooling.
Maxine Rowan
BALDWYN – Maxine McGee Rowan, 82, died Friday, May 15, 2009, at her home. She was a former owner of Lakeside Grocery in the Alpine community. She was a member of Jericho Baptist Church. She enjoyed ceramics, puzzles and fishing.
Services were Monday, May 18, at Jericho Baptist Church with Bro. Marvin Robbins officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include a daughter, Linda Clifton (Gary) of Booneville; sisters, Sue Alexander (J.M.) and Hazel Hardy (Billy) of Baldwyn; grandchildren, Jeff Clifton of Memphis and John Clifton of Booneville; nephews and nieces, Tommy Alexander (Kathy), Ricky Hardy (Cindy) and Billie Ruth Reed (Phil), all of Baldwyn. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard L.”Sap” Rowan; a son, Eugene Rowan; and her parents, Tom and Mable McGee.
Pallbearers were Tommy Alexander, Ricky Hardy, Phil Reed, Chris and Daniel Hardy.
Mae Sue Pannell
TUPELO – Mae Sue Pannell died Sunday, May 17, 2009, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones amp& Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo.
Mildred T. Bradley
CORINTH – Mildred T. Bradley, 76, died Sunday, May 17, 2009, at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Judy Brown
PICKWICK, Tenn. – Judy Kay Stone Brown, 61, died Saturday, May 16, 2009, in Pickwick, Tenn. Services will be at 4 p.m. today at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth.
Mary Ruth Carnathan
AUBURN – Mary Ruth Carnathan, 91, died Sunday, May 17, 2009, at Golden Living Center after an extended illness. A native and lifelong resident of the Auburn community, she was born Oct. 15, 1917, to Archie and Lucille Garner Carnathan. She was a homemaker and a longtime faithful member of Crossroads Christian Church. She enjoyed attending church; spending time with family and friends; and participating in the Auburn Baptist Church Senior Citizens’ program with her lifelong friends.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Bro. Devin Dutka and Bro. Tom Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Crossroads Cemetery.
Survivors include her sister, Lottie Fay Carnathan Gillentine (Crafton) of Auburn; two nieces, Janice Carnathan Tindoll (Avalon) of Auburn and Deborah Gillentine Duff (John) of Laurel; four nephews, Howard Carnathan of Auburn, Michael Gillentine (Marsha) of Baldwyn, Eddie Carnathan (Patricia) of Tupelo and Carey Carnathan (Kim) of Auburn; and a host of great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her two brothers, Joe L. Carnathan and James Russell Carnathan (Elsie); and one nephew, Timothy Gillentine.
Pallbearers will be Billy Garrett, Michael Gillentine, Eddie Carnathan, Nik Carnathan, Carey Carnathan and Adam Carnathan. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of the Golden Living Center.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to The Crossroads Christian Church, c/o Lottie Gillentine, 445 Road 1498, Tupelo MS 38804.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Mary Jeane Ledbetter
AMORY – Mary Jeane Ellis Marion Ledbetter, 83, died Sunday, May 17, 2009, at the Oak Tree Plantation after an extended illness. She was born Feb. 23, 1926, in Oklahoma City, Okla., to Tom and Della Gorman Ellis. She graduated from Northeast High School in Oklahoma City in 1945. She married Robert Howard Marion in May 1950 in Oklahoma City and moved to Amory. He died in April 1997. She married Robert M. Ledbetter in October 1999 in Amory. She was a telephone operator during and after World War II in Oklahoma City and worked at Marion Hatchery and Feed Mill, Gamp&Y Drug and the Amory Animal Hospital in Amory. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Amory for 59 years. She served as Sunday school teacher, choir member, librarian and in other church activities. She also volunteered with Meals on Wheels in Amory. She was president of the Amory Wednesday Musical. An avid reader, she enjoyed traveling, gardening, piano and choral music, baking and cooking, needlework including quilting and sewing, and especially being with family and friends. A true Southern lady, she touched many lives with her generosity, kindheartedness, and devotion.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with Dr. Allen Simpson and Rev. Terry Ledbetter officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery in Amory.
Survivors include her husband, Robert M. Ledbetter of Amory; one son, Robert Marion Jr. (Connie) of Randolph, N.J.; two daughters, Rebecca Fields (Doug) of Powhatan, Va., and Pam Crvich (Anton) of Salem, Ore.; one sister, Jo Anderson (John) of Crescent, Okla.; two brothers, Tom Ellis (Beverly) of Dallas, Texas, and James Ellis (Carole) of Oklahoma City; three stepdaughters, Peggy Parham (Ronald) of Amory, Celia McDonald (Mickey) of Baton Rouge, La., and Karen Tiffin (Billy) of West Point; three stepsons, Mark Ledbetter (Nancy) of Tupelo, Tom Ledbetter (Donna) of Wilmington, Dela., and Terry Ledbetter (Marla) of Saltillo; five grandchildren, Jon Marion, Neil Marion (Colleen), Melissa Owen (Jimmy), Jenna Lawhorn and Chip Lawhorn (Joanne); seven great-grandchildren; and many stepgreat-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Howard Marion Sr.; and two grandchildren, Lisa and Cary D’Haillecourt.
Pallbearers will be family members. Honorary pallbearers will be Kay Colburn, Ruth Fowlkes, Jenell Glasgow, Afton Jones, Virginia Cowden, the owners and employees of Oak Tree Plantation, and Heritage Hospice.
Visitation will be 5 until 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and will continue until service time on Thursday.
Memorials may be made to the Library Fund at First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 540, Amory, MS 38821 or to a charity of choice.
Kayden Fondren
OXFORD – Kayden Terrell Fondren and Daylen Jerrell Fondren, infants, died Saturday, May 16, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford.
Graveside services were Monday, May 18, 2009, at Springhill North M.B. Church Cemetery in Water Valley. Hodges-Serenity Funeral Home of Oxford was in charge of the arrangements.
Quay Byram
DENNIS – Quay Byram, 80, died Monday, May 18, 2009, at The Meadows in Fulton. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont.
Mozelle Garrison
RIPLEY – Mozelle Thomas Garrison, 93, died Sunday, May 17, 2009, at the Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. She was a homemaker and a member of Pine Hill Primitive Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Elder Nathan Pitney officiating. Burial will be in Fellowship Cemetery in Ripley.
Survivors include one daughter, Helen Elder (Larry) of Blue Mountain; one sister, Verdie Garrison of Ripley; one granddaughter, Pennye Crumpton (Jimmy) of Ripley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin Ray Garrison; one daughter, Holland Garrison Shelton; two sisters, Hermie Dee Stevens and Lola Sweatman Smith; three brothers, Larry, James and Daniel Thomas; and one grandson, Jackie Shelton.
Pallbearers will be Robert Hill, Hollis Garrison, Lavaughn Thomas, James Hall, Bill Crumpton and William Hill.
Visitation will be from 7 a.m. to service time today. To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.
Memorials may be made to Fellowship Cemetery Fund, Arnold Bullock, 118 S. Main St., Ripley, MS 38663.
Barbara Cook
ABERDEEN – Barbara Ann Cook, 54, died Friday, May 15, 2009, at her home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pleasant Grove M.B. Church. Burial will be in Baptist Grove Cemetery in Prairie. Westbrooks Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday with a wake from 6 to 7 p.m. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time Saturday.
Oneice Tanneberger
RIPLEY – Oneice Tanneberger, 90, died Sunday, May 17, 2009, at Resthaven in Ripley. She was born Nov. 16, 1918, in Red Bay, Ala., to Walter and Minnie Garrison Harden. She was a beautician. She was affiliated with the Methodist church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Greg Forbus officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.
Survivors include one brother, Troy Harden (Janice) of Saulisbury, Tenn.; one sister, Jean Dickerson of Beach Park, Ill.; and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, W.L. Tanneberger; her parents; and an infant son.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Fran Deshaies
CORINTH – Sarah Frances “Fran” Deshaies, 68, died Sunday, May 17, 2009, at the Mississippi Care Center. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Magnolia Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Lillie Faye Reader
CORINTH – Lillie Faye Braudway Reader, 73, died Monday, May 18, 2009, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Burial will be in Holly Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. to service time Thursday at the funeral home.
Sulue Baker
AMORY – Sulue Baker, 99, died Sunday, May 17, 2009, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Darden and Sons Funeral Home of Amory.
Earl Killough
CORINTH – Earl Killough died Monday, May 18, 2009, at the Mississippi Care Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Memorial Funeral Home in Corinth.

 

Judy McGhee