CORINTH – Etoy Bogue Walker, 89, died Friday, March 13, 2009, in Corinth. She was a member of West Corinth Baptist Church for 58 years. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, cooking and needlework, but most of all she enjoyed her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by all.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at West Corinth Baptist Church with the Rev. Harold King and the Rev. Jacky Ward officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park. McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Kenneth Walker (Doris) of Corinth and Rickey Walker (Nancy) of Ashdown, Ark.; one daughter, Kay Luna (Jimmy) of Muscle Shoals, Ala.; her grandchildren, Charles Walker, Larry Walker, Bill Luna, Lynn Farris, Catrece Wileman, Cole Gordon and Cherlyn Oakman; seven great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lee R. and Etta Hudson Bogue; her husband, K.C. Walker; three sisters, Louise Bogue, Leatrice Bogue and Elaine Powell; one brother, Robert Bogue; and one grandson, Kasey Walker.
Pallbearers will be Jon Farris, Travis Wilemon, Jeromy Oakman, Charles Walker, Larry Walker and Bill Luna.
Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of West Corinth Baptist Church and the staff of the Mississippi Care Center.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the West Corinth Baptist Church.
HAMILTON – James Eldridge “Tooter” HIndman, 79, died Friday, March 13, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle after a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Holland-Harris Funeral Directors, Okolona Chapel. Visitation will be from 2:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Okolona Chapel.
BOONEVILLE – Billy Wayne Lambert, 59, died Friday, March 13, 2009, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Booneville Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today in the auditorium of Unity Broadcasting next door to Booneville Funeral Home.
LONG BEACH – William Gerald Clark, 70, died Tuesday, March 10, 2009, in Gulfport. He was a 1957 graduate of Okolona High School. He retired as a chief in the United States Navy and served in Vietnam. He was an actor, artist, writer and an avid reader.
Survivors include his children, Mary LaChance and Susan Clark; his brother, Robert “Bob” Clark of Gulfport; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. today at Riemann Family Funeral Home in Gulfport.
An online obituary may be viewed and guestbook signed at www.riemannfamily.com.
ABBEVILLE – Clarence Eugene “Bubba” Barr, 61, died Monday, March 9, 2009, at his residence in Abbeville. A native of Oxford, he was the son of the late James Barr Sr. and Adell Wadlington Barr. He retired from Mohasco Company in New Albany. He also worked as a butcher at Sav-A-Lot Grocery in Oxford. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and cooking.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Second Missionary Baptist Church. The Rev. Andrew Robinson Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Alisa (George) Liggins of Oxford and Amanda (Wayne) Young of Abbeville; his companion, Catherine Young of Abbeville; three sisters, Sandra (Edward) Fondren of Taylor, and Debra (Arlee) Rose and Jackie (James) Smith of Oxford; six brothers, James Barr Jr., Oddis (Loretta) Barr, Joel (Deborah) Barr, Donnell Barr, Edward Charles Barr and Warren (Dominique) Barr, all of Oxford; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
GUNTOWN – Lucile Norton Agnew died Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born Oct. 7, 1914, in Guntown to Hugh A. and Lillian Mitchell Norton. She was a homemaker and a master seamstress. She was a member of Bethany Associated Reform Presbyterian Church at Brice’s Crossroads. She was very active in church and community organizations.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn with her great-grandson, the Rev. Stephen A. Roberts, and the Rev. Dale Whitlock officiating. Burial will be in Bethany Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband of 74 years, Morris Agnew of Guntown; one daughter, Lillian Agnew Roberts of Guntown; one grandson, Timothy Agnew Roberts (Beverly) of Guntown; two great-grandchildren, Stephen Agnew Roberts (Shana) of Wake Forrest, N.C., and Elizabeth Blair Guin (Mark) of Guntown; two great-great-grandchildren, Jude Agnew Roberts and Marlee Lucile Guin; two nieces, Betty Kuenstler (Mike) and Barbara Wallace.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Hugh A. and Lillian Mitchell Norton, and a twin sister, Lois Norton Long.
Pallbearers will be Mark Guin, David Frazier, B.J. Bryson, Wagner John, Charles Ray Gibson, Ray Gibson and Robert McCoy.
Honorary pallbearers will be the congregation of Bethany A.R.P. Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Betheny Cemetery Fund, c/o David Frazier, 488 CR 833, Guntown, MS 38849; or Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo.
TUPELO – Ruby Morris died Friday, March 13, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary in Tupelo.
HOLLY SPRINGS – Jessie Beatrice Thompson Echols, 94, died Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at her home in Holly Springs. She was a member of Providence M.B. Church in Holly Springs, where she was a soloist and a missionary. She was a member of the Daughters of Zion and the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a homemaker.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Providence M.B. Church with the Rev. Alonzo Johnson Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Bowens Cemetery in Holly Springs. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Lee Echols of Holly Springs and Clyde Brown of Indianapolis, Ind.; six daughters, Daisy Martin, Esther Edwards and Edna Miller, all of Holly Springs, Jennie Hunter of South Holland, Ill., Dollie Wright of Chicago and Earline Hubbard of Indianapolis, Ind.; 29 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Carl Lee Echols.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at Providence M.B. Church from 1 to 1:55 p.m. Sunday.
EUPORA – Betty Davis Collum, 56, died Thursday, March 12, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Eupora. She was a teacher in the Webster County School System for 35 years and was most recently a fifth grade teacher at Eupora Elementary School. She served on the National Writing Project Leadership Team as a tech-liaison and as the Mississippi State University tech-liaison. She had been recognized in the annual report of the National Writing Project as one of the nation’s best teachers. She received the Pat Mitchell Award for Excellence from the National Writing Project in 2009. She was recognized in articles of a national peer-review journal, “The Reading Teacher.” In 2004 she received her National Board Certified Teacher status and in 2005 was awarded “Teacher of the Year” at Eupora Elementary School. She was a member of the Eupora First Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Eupora First Baptist Church with the Rev. Travis Gray officiating. Burial will be in the West Shady Grove Cemetery in Webster County. Oliver Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, James M. Shorty Collum of Eupora; two sons, Robert (Jill) Collum of New Albany and Murray (Leslie) Collum of Pontotoc; her father, Joe Bob (Romie) Davis of Eupora; a sister, Sherry Davis (Leroy) Parker of Starkville; and a granddaughter, Addison Collum.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Ruth Davis.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
BOONEVILLE – Vester Lloyd Roseberry died Thursday, March 12, 2009, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Booneville Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. today at Community Tabernacle Apostolic Church in Kossuth.
Walter C. Rhodes
TUPELO – Walter C. Rhodes died Thursday, March 12, 2009. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors. Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
BOONEVILLE – Laurine Lambert, 81, died Thursday, March 12, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a sudden illness. She was a Baptist.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Jack Whitley Jr. officiating. Burial will be in New Lebanon Cemetery.
Survivors include three daughters, Loretta Augustine (Dominic) of Cairo, Roberta Willis (Gilbert) of West Plains, Mo., and Linda Duncan (Wayne) of Rienzi; one sister, Nettie Pannell of Cairo; five grandchildren, Scarlett Anglin, Melanie Johnson, Vicki House, Cassie Augustine and Donovan Augustine; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert Clarence and Verdell Woodruff Coker; her husband, Bay Lambert; one daughter, Carolyn Kaye McGaughy; and two sisters, four brothers and three infant granddaughters.
Pallbearers will be Kenneth Coker, Bobby Coker, Ricky Coker, Chris Anglin, Ramey House and Benny Cooksey.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Sunday.
STARKVILLE – Debra Ann Nabors Robinson, 55, died Thursday, March 12, 2009, at Oktibbeha County Hospital. She was a kindergarten teacher at Sudduth Elementary School and a member of First Presbyterian Church in Starkville. She received her master’s degree from Mississippi State University, where she was a member of Delta Gamma Sorority, Angel Flight and Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, teacher and friend.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Dr. Olin McBride will officiate. Welch Funeral Home of Starkville is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Bill Robinson of Starkville; one daughter, Katy Ray Murphy (Kyle) of Birmingham, Ala.; one son, Patrick Ray of Grenada; one stepdaughter, Bridgett Green (Roger) of Dumas, Ark.; her mother, Dolly Hill Nabors of Okolona; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, V.J. and Faye Robinson of Starkville; a sister-in-law, Vicky McDonnell of Meridian; and dear friends, Aaron and Shu Ling Tan of Cleveland.
She was preceded in death by her father, Maury Earl Nabors, and brother-in-law, John McDonnell.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at First Presbyterian Church in Starkville.
Memorial donations may be made to the Palmer Home for Children.
To sign the guest register, visit www.welchfuneralhomes.com.
CORINTH – James B. Mcalister, 72, died Friday, March 13, 2009, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was a Baptist and a retired construction worker. He loved his family and friends and enjoyed spending time with them, especially his granddaughter. He enjoyed listening to music, dancing and being outdoors.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Bro. Philip Caples officiating. Burial will be in Lebanon Cemetery in Corinth.
Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Nina Mcalister of Corinth; one daughter, Martha Loveless of Corinth; one granddaughter, Alyssa Mcalister; three sisters, Blanch Hensley of Ramer, Tenn., and Vance Dixon and Kate Dixon, both of Corinth; a sister-in-law, Lois Mcalister of Corinth; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Fannie Mcalister; a brother, O.C. “Loke” Mcalister; two sisters, Nelda King and Annie Gray; and one nephew, James “Bubbie” Mcalister.
Pallbearers will be Kenneth Cornelius, Tommy Malone, Billy Malone, Keith Mitchell, Robert Pannell and Jimmy Spivey.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from noon to service time Sunday.
SOUTHAVEN – Horace Marshel Ayers, 78, died Thursday, March 12, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto County. He was born May 17, 1930, in Ripley to Robert and Eliza Hopper Ayers. He was a Baptist and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He retired after 33 years with Tastee Bread Bakery in Memphis.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at United Funeral Service Chapel in New Albany with Bro. David Reeves officiating. Burial will be in Ingomar Cemetery.
Survivors include five daughters, Brenda Keith (Tommy) of Shannon, Barbara Gequmis (Bill) of Lake Cormorant, Teresa Evans (Keith) of Hurricane, Jean Thomas (Dee) of Horn Lake and Kay Keith (Andy) of Verona; one son, Marty Ayers (Pam) of Hernando; four sisters; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Flora Dillard Ayers; and his parents, one sister, four brothers and one granddaughter.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.
PONTOTOC – Bennie Rhudolph “Rudy” Evans, 83, died Thursday, March 12, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in New Albany after an extended illness. A Waynesboro native, he was born Sept. 22, 1925, to Ben and Mattie Evans. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was retired and the former owner of a roofing construction company. He was a member First Christian Church in Orange, Texas, and Bethlehem Freewill Baptist Church in Pontotoc. He loved to read his Bible.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday today at Bethlehem Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Chris Moody officiating. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 10 years, Gloria Evans, of Pontotoc; three children, Peggy June Lindley (Ronnie) of Verona, Linda Marie Horton (Ronnie) of Belden and Danya Leigh Evans of Orange, Texas; three stepdaughters, Trish Morchowder (Michael) of Rockaway, N.J., Nancy Colter (Mark) of Lafayette, N.J., and Cheryl deJong (Joe) of Sealy, Texas; two brother-in-laws, Edgar Smith Sr. of Pontotoc and Bill Deskin of Memphis; one sister-in-law, Peggy Deskin of Memphis; five grandchildren, three great grandchildren, six stepgrandchildren, four stepgreat-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Clyde Henderson.
Visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. until service time today at Bethlehem Freewill Baptist Church.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
SLATE SPRINGS – Gary Wayne Mason, 55, died Thursday, March 12, 2009, at his home. He was born March 19, 1953, in Memphis. He was a long truck driver.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with the Rev. Robert Earl Alexander officiating. Burial will be in Memory Memorial Garden in Bruce.
Survivors include one son, Joey Mason (Dena) of Grenada; a special friend, Denise Williams of Slate Springs; one sister, Beverly Mason of Sarepta; five brothers, Terry Mason of Sarepta, Sam Mason of Benton, Perry Mason of Saltillo, Larry Mason of Bruce and Dusty Mason of Memphis; two stepsons, Chris Ott (Samantha) of Tillatoba and Josh Ott (Courtney) of Pontotoc; two grandchildren, Austin Mason and Bryce Mason, both of Grenada; four stepgrandchildren, Ethan Ott, Emily Ott and Christopher Ott, all of Tillatoba, and Kaleigh Jade Ott of Pontotoc.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elton Eli Mason and Etoyle Melton Mason.
Pallbearers will be Sammy Mason, Perry Mason, Tommy Mason, Carl Ray Mooneyham, Jr. Turner, Robert Kemp, Jerry Wells and Dallas Kerr.
Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Spears, Johnny Ramsey, Josh Ott and Chris Ott.
Visitation will be from noon to service time Sunday.
FALKNER – Chadwick Forsythe Duncan, 17, died Thursday, March 12, 2009, on Hwy. 72 at Lamar. He was born Nov. 29, 1991, in New Albany. He was a student and a member of New Hope Baptist Church. He was a volunteer firefighter and a member of the search and rescue team. He loved hunting and fishing, playing music, mud riding, helping people and spending time with his friends.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Holly Springs Funeral Home with Bro. Jim Buchanan officiating. Burial will be in Butler Cemetery at Potts Camp.
Survivors include his father, Stacy Duncan of Ashland; his mother, Tammye Henderson Kirkland of Falkner; one sister, Krystle Duncan of Falkner; his grandfathers, Donald Henderson of Holly Springs and Freeman Duncan of Michigan City; his grandmothers, Gayle Jordan and Katherine Duncan, both of Ashland.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. John Duncan, and Mr. and Mrs. R.B. Henderson, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Paton.
Pallbearers will be Daniel Johnson and members of the Falkner Fire Department.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Harold E. Westfall
HERNANDO – Harold E. Westfall, 86, died Friday, March 13, 2009, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo after a long illness. He was born March 14, 1922, in Corning, N.Y., to Harold Eugene Westfall and Mae Emery Westfall. He lived in Holly, N.Y., before moving to Hernando six years ago. He worked as a mechanical engineer for Eastman Kodak before retirement. He was a Baptist and a member of Longview Baptist Church in Hernando. He was a volunteer fireman in New York. He loved woodworking, camping, traveling, reading and working with his hands.
There will be no local service. A private memorial service will be held at a later by the family in New York. Holland-Harris Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Elinor Pettit Westfall of Hernando, whom he married Aug. 4, 1990; two sons, Steve (JoAnn) Bell of Hernando and Kenneth (Debbie) Bell of Peoria, Ariz.; eight daughters, Becky Birch of Hamblin, N.Y., Sandy (Lee) Bartlett of Waterport, N.Y., Shirley Bedron of Rochester, N.Y., Connie Whittier of Holly, N.Y., Pauline Zimmerman of Rochester, N.Y., Cindy (John) Pera of Kendall, N.Y., Linda (Bruce) Rosebaum of Rochester, N.Y., and Terry (Bil) Almekinder of Brockport, N.Y.; two sisters, Ruth Arneigh of Mims, Fla., and Jeanette Alvin Schoorover of Corning, N.Y.; 24 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren.
CORINTH – Joyce Kathryn Buchanan, 66, died Friday, March 13, 2009, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was born July 10, 1942, in Kossuth. She was a homemaker and a member of South Corinth Baptist Church. She enjoyed working in her yard and spending time with her grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth. The Rev. Charles Stephenson and Teddy Cornelius will officiate. Burial will be in Lone Oak Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Fred Buchanan of Corinth; her mother, Alma Moore of Corinth; two sons, Blake Shawl (Sherry) and Freddie Buchanan, both of Corinth; one stepson, Buddy Buchanan (Susan) of Ripley; one brother, Thomas Wayne Arnold of Corinth; a half brother, David Arnold of Corinth; a half sister, Doris Studdard of Michie, Tenn.; her grandchildren, Garrett, Timothy and Rachel Buchanan, Daniel and Zachary Shawl, Robert Buchanan and Shannon Warrington; two great-grandchildren, Brady Hall and Hayden Carruth; her extended family, Amanda, Richard and Haley Upchurch; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Bynum Arnold, and a son, Robert Wayne Shawl.
Pallbearers will be Garrett Buchanan, Timothy Buchanan, Rachel Buchanan, Daniel Shaw, Tommy Mask and Mike Ford.
Honorary pallbearers will be Zachary Shawl and Robert Buchanan.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. to service time Sunday.
Harley D. Fowler
ASHLAND – Harley D. Fowler, 15, died Thursday, March 12, 2009, in a vehicle accident. He was born July 9, 1993, to Tammy Gail Hopkins King and O.D. Fowler Jr. He was a student at Falkner High School and a Baptist. He was an avid sportsman.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Trey South officiating. Burial will be in Hopkins Cemetery.
Survivors include his mother, Tammy Gail Hopkins King (John) of Ashland; his father, O.D. Fowler Jr. (Kathie) of Florence, Ala.; three brothers, Casey Lee Fowler of Ripley, and Jonathan Wesley King and Seven Austin King, both of the home; his grandparents, Ruby Faye Hopkins and Rubye Faye King, both of Ashland, Helen Fowler of Booneville and Sylvia Cooley of New Albany; and one stepgreat-grandmother, Bessie Lee Dodd of Ashland; one stepsister, Christina Philpot of Monticello, Ky.; and one stepbrother, Bobby Shane Stephens of Tupelo.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Wade Hopkins and O.D. Fowler Sr., and stepgrandfather, Earnest K. Smith.
Pallbearers will be Hunter Hopkins, Shane Paul, Brian Potter, Travis Hopkins, Cody Hopkins and Winston Gray.
To view obituaries online and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.
Annie B. Glidewell
CORINTH – Annie B. Glidewell, 88, died Friday, March 13, 2009, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. She was born April 18, 1920, in Alcorn County to Bill and Mary Ruth Cannon Willis. She was a homemaker and a member of the Kossuth Worship Center.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Corinthian Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ray Bennett officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Wayne Glidewell (Deborah) of Corinth; three sisters, Lola Mathis of Corinth, and Jewel Martin and Beulah Lancaster, both of Memphis; three grandchildren, Steve Glidewell (Michell), Cynthia Banian (Jeff) and Rita Thompson; one great-grandchild, Julian Glidewell.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, W.M. Glidewell; and a brother, Howard Willis.
Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Mitchell, Bobby Mitchell, Harold Peters, Steve Ashe, Mike Lancaster, Darnell Glidewell, Verlon Warren and Bobby Warren.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time today.