Gamel D. Moore
CORINTH – Gamel D. Moore, 83, died Thursday, May 21, 2009, at the Veterans Home in Oxford.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.
Visitation will be from noon to service time today at the funeral home.
TIFTON, Ga. – Frances Darnell Browning, formerly of Ecru, died Friday, May 22, 2009, in Tifton, Ga. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Browning Funeral Home in Ecru. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at the Ecru Baptist Church.
SOUTHAVEN – Ellis Murry Richardson, 85, died Thursday, May 21, 2009, at the Golden Living Center in Southaven. He retired in 1970 from General Motors and opened up his own business, Tupelo Industrial Air. He was a Baptist. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving aboard the USS Alabama in the South Pacific during World War II.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley. Bro. Doc Shelton will officiate, and Ronnie Richardson will deliver a eulogy. Burial will be in Lowry Cemetery in Ripley.
Survivors include his wife, Opal Lee Richardson of Southaven; two daughters, Pat Alexander (Eddie) of Guntown and Donna McLeod (Lloyd) of Olive Branch; one son, Danny Murry Richardson of Southaven; one sister, Frances Street of Ripley; one brother, John A. Richardson (Vivian) of Dumas; four grandchildren, Christie Gravatt (Dewayne) of Nesbit, Lisa King (Johnathan) of Saltillo, Jason Scallorn of Hernando and Kevin Scallorn of Southaven; 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Adam and Ollie Blythe Richardson; and two sisters and five brothers.
Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will continue from 7 a.m. to service time today at the funeral home.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.
BOONEVILLE – Shirley Lindsey Shook, 64, died Thursday, May 21, 2009, at North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. She was a construction worker.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jimmy Edge officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Visitation will continue until service time today.
Survivors include her daughter, Rebecca Ann Hyde of Honolulu, HI; her son, Ricky Shook of Booneville; three sisters; five grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Shook, and her parents, George and Maybelle Lindsey.
Ola Mae Walton
OXFORD – Ola Mae Stockard Walton, 84, died Sunday, May 17, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. A native of Lafayette County, she was the daughter of the late Rev. E.J. and Emma Stockard. She was a member of Christ Temple CME Church in Oxford, where she served as an usher, choir member, stewardess and missionary. She was a member of Bathsheba Chapter 27, Order of the Eastern Star. She loved children, quilting, canning, cooking, sewing, singing and fishing. She was a very good mother.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Clear Creek M.B. Church. Bishop Lamar Walton Jr. will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Oxford. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include six daughters, Emma (Phil) George of Canton, Arnetchers Dudley of Oxford, Sandra (Arthur) Carver of Manassas, Va., Eula (Larry) Buford of Jackson, Venessar (Clarence) Williams of Etta and Evertean (Darrell) Miller of Memphis; four sons, Robert Lee (Mary) Howard of Oxford, Terry (Bertha) Howard of Jackson, Bishop Lamar (Mildred) Walton Jr. of Dallas, Texas, and Thomas (Ginger) Walton of Water Valley; one sister, Estelle Ruffin of Oxford; 33 grandchildren, 59 great-grandchildren, 38 great-great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-great-grandson.
WEST POINT – Tyler Dalton Wallace died Friday, May 22, 2009, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Robinson Funeral Home of West Point.
MEMPHIS – Gene A. Brassell died Friday, May 22, 2009, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. He was formerly of Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Oxford.
HOLLY SPRINGS – Elizabeth Josephine Glover Pittman, 63, formerly of Tupelo, died Wednesday, May 20, 2009, at her home near Holly Springs. A native of Fayette County, Tenn., she was a graduate of Fayette County High School. She was a Christian and a former employee of Somerville Manufacturing Co.
Services were Friday, May 22, at the Peebles Main Funeral Chapel in Somerville, Tenn., with the Rev. Claudie Hammers officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Olive Cemetery near Somerville.
Survivors include a daughter, Kristy Wilson (Steve) of Holly Springs; two sons, Ronald Pittman of Whiteville, Tenn., and Herbert Pittman (Sunday) of Horn Lake; four sisters, Sally Feathers (“Shorty”) of Moscow, Tenn., Nannie Michael of Booneville, Leola Joyner (Hillard) of Tupelo and Beverly McClure of Red Banks; her brother, Billy Glover (Sue) of Williston, Tenn.; and eight grandchildren.
SMITHVILLE – Taylor O’neil Smith, 14, died Friday, May 15, 2009, in Monroe County. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.
GOLDEN – Woodie Kuykendall, 68, died Friday, May 22, 2009, at his residence. He was born June 27, 1940, in Belgreen, Ala., to Hillright and Iona Hellums Kuykendall. He was a foreman at TVA and attended Cedar Creek Baptist Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala., with Bro. Billy Nichols officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Red Bay.
Survivors include two daughters, Karen Kuykendall of Ladson, N.C., and Sharon Williams of Red Bay; two sons, Ronnie Kuykendall and Craig Kuykendall, of Red Bay; a stepdaughter, Rhonda Fancher of Golden; one brother, Ray Kuykendall of Red Bay; one sister, Nellie Jean Strickland of Red Bay, Ala.; six grandchildren, Anna Brooke Mason of Golden, and Kacey Williams, Kelsie Williams, Kayla Williams, Koty Williams and Christian Kuykendall, all of Red Bay. He was preceded in death by two wives, Jackie Hammock Kuykendall and Reba Fancher Kuykendall; and his parents.
Pallbearers will be Joey Kuykendall, Jason Kuykendall, David Strickland, Koty Williams, Kenneth Williams and Joey Kuykendall Jr.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Sunday at the funeral home.
CUMMINGS, Ga. – Euple “Gary” Colburn Jr. died Saturday, May 16, 2009, at his home after a sudden illness. He was born Sept. 7, 1952, in Booneville. He was a small engine mechanic. His life was filled with music, and he could always be counted on to make you laugh.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of local arrangements.
Survivors include his mother, Mary Elizabeth Botts Nash of Sherman; his son, Gary Colburn of New Orleans; three daughters, Jennifer Colburn Smith of Sherman, and Kayla Lollar (Jeffrey) and Kellie Colburn of Mantachie; his grandchildren, Gabi and Ethan Smith, Charity, Benjamin and Christian Colburn; two sisters, Linda Johnson of Blue Springs and Debra Thompson (Mac) of New Albany; nieces, Renea Magana, Tina Meza, Chrissy and Cassie Lovern, Misty Hughes and Tracie Mitchell; and a nephew, Steven Chism. He was preceded in death by his father, Euple Colburn Sr.; and two daughters, Sherry Elizabeth and Amanda Joy Colburn.
OXFORD – Odelle Mathis Simms, 83, died Thursday, May 21, 2009.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Waller Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
TUPELO – Quincy Duffy died Friday, May 15, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Jan. 20, 1979, to Teresa Duffy. He joined North Green Street Church of Christ at an early age. He graduated from Tupelo High School in 1997.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at North Green Street Church of Christ in Tupelo with Bro. Daniel McCollum officiating. Burial will be in Porter’s Memorial Cemetery. N.L. Jones amp& Son Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include a daughter, Ja’meia Copeland, and her mother, Keshia Copeland, of Tupelo; his mother, Teresa Duffy of Tupelo; two brothers, Kelsey (Shawanna) Duffy of Southaven and Corey (Shorell) Duffy of Tupelo; grandmother, Barbara Duffy of Tupelo. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, James E. Duffy Sr.; and his great-grandparents, Cliff and Evelyn Ashby.
The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time.
To sign the online guestbook, visit www.nljonesandson.com.
OXFORD – Juliette J. “Julia” Couch Bynum, 89, died Thursday, May 21, 2009, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Waller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Anchor Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. today at the funeral home.
NETTLETON – Nellie Pruitt Hargett, 73, died Thursday, May 21, 2009, at her home after a long illness. She was born Sept. 23, 1935, in Itawamba County to William Leo and Erma Worthey Pruitt. She had lived in Nettleton for the past 47 years. She was a retired employee of Aircap in Verona and a member of the First United Pentecostal Church in Verona. She enjoyed working in her garden and walking.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Chapel of Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton with the Rev. John McAlister officiating. Burial will be in Jones Chapel Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Leroy Hargett of Nettleton; one daughter, Donna Humble of Nettleton; two sons, Junior Smith and Frankie Smith (Debbie) of Golden; one sister, Elaine Ashley of Golden; five brothers, Gene Pruitt, Jimmy Pruitt, Jerry Pruitt (Tom), Ruble Pruitt and Johnny Pruitt (Debbie), all of Golden; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Ruby Pounders and Kathy Ann Pruitt; and one brother, William Oneal Pruitt.
Pallbearers will be Allen Guthrie, Eddie Little, Jimmy Ray Gist, Derek Strawn, James Ottis Smith and James Albert Worthey.
Visitation will continue from 11 a.m. to service time today at the funeral home. Family and friends may sign the guest registry online at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
Dr. William O’Neal
BOONEVILLE – Dr. William L. O’Neal, 63, died Thursday, May 21, 2009, at his home. He was born Sept. 13, 1946, in Booneville. He lived in Kansas City, Co., for most of his life and in Booneville for the past six months. He was a professor of psychology at the University of Missouri in Kansas City, Mo. He previously taught psychology at the Tulane University in New Orleans and Clemson University in South Carolina. He was a U.S. Army veteran of Vietnam and a member of Unity Village Church in Missouri. He enjoyed traveling, being with his dog, So Big, and spending time with family and friends.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Jones Chapel Cemetery with the Rev. LBobby Plunkett officiating. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Nettleton is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his mother, Ina Maurice Barrett Prentice of Amory; one sister, Carol McCarley of Baldwyn; two nephews, Tracy McCarley of Booneville and Tim McCarley of Baldwyn. He was preceded in death by his father, William Buford O’Neal.
There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Family and friends may sign the guest registry online at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
BOONEVILLE – Huston Bryant, 78, died Thursday, May 21, 2009, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Booneville Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
NEW SITE – Larry Don Rhoads, 63, died Thursday, May 21, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home.