Eugene Belue, Burton
Danny Brazil, Mt. Vernon
Ralph Coleman, Corinth
Laura Dyer, Corinth
Willie Earnest, Corinth
George Fant, New Albany
Anne Gardner, New Albany
Kenneth Hall, New Albany
Durwood House, Hamilton
Debbie Lindsey, Mooreville
Nazra Nesbit, Tupelo
Virginia Parker, Tupelo
Frankie Powell, Hopewell
Mandi Sappington, Pontotoc
Mary Scott, Booneville
David Sheffield, Dorsey
MOOREVILLE – Debbie Lynn Barber Lindsey, 51, died Monday, May 18, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. She was born Sept. 19, 1957, in Tupelo to Charles M. “Pete” and Bertha Lee Barber. She was a graduate of Mooreville High School and Itawamba Junior College, and she attended Mississippi State University. She was employed by Lane Industries prior to becoming disabled. She was a member of East Main Church of Christ. She enjoyed playing tennis and horseback riding, and she loved her cats and dogs.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gary Williams officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include her father, Charles M. “Pete” Barber of Mooreville; and one brother, Charles Ray (Sheila) Barber of Mooreville. She was preceded in death by her mother, Bertha Barber; her grandparents, Samuel J. and Cleo Bishop, and John W. and Eula Barber; and a niece, Stacy Barber.
Pallbearers will be Dennis Hallmark, Bobby Nichols, Mike Ratliff, Marlon Geno, James Lee Smith and Josh Medeiros.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.leememorialonline.com.
BURTON – Vester Eugene Belue, 82, died Tuesday, May 19, 2009, in the Burton community of Prentiss County. He was born Jan. 24, 1927, in Prentiss County to Thomas Olen Belue and Sarah Emma Martin Belue. He was a truck driver. He enjoyed fishing.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today Thursday at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bill Burcham officiating. Burial will be in the Fairview Church of God Cemetery.
Survivors include three sons, Earl Holland (Bootsie) of Burton, Ronnie Lee Belue of Tishomingo and Harold Dean Belue (Susan) of Hamilton, Ala.; a daughter, Dorothy Lynn Russell (Raines) of Tishomingo; a sister, Virginia Skeens of Napoleon, Ohio; 11 grandchildren, Chris Holland, Debra Lane, Tammy Banegas, Amanda Belue, Jason Russell, Eric Russell, Scotty Belue, Rodney Belue, Sandra Belue, Lisa Wojtowicz and Randy Belue; and 28 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha Ilene Holland Belue, in 2004; four brothers, Hughey Belue, William Belue, Herbert Hall and Hollis Belue; a sister, Christine Floyd; and a grandson, Michael Belue.
Pallbearers will be Scotty Belue, Rodney Belue, Jason Russell, Eric Russell, Raines Russell, Roy Floyd and Chris Holland.
CORINTH – Ralph Dilworth Coleman, 67, died Tuesday, May 19, 2009, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was a member of Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church and a retired foreman for ACE Power Company with 36 years of service. He loved his family and friends, and he enjoyed helping others, raising cows, working on the farm, talking on the phone to his friends, and spending time with family and friends.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Bro. John Boler will officiate, and Anthia Follin-King will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in Holly Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 10 years, Barbara Gayle Coleman of Corinth; a son, Keith Coleman (Rita) of Corinth; a daughter, Karen South (Ronnie) of Corinth; a stepson, Teddy Hinton (Christy) of Corinth; two stepdaughters, Lisha Hopper (Rodney) and Caroline Butler (Goldman), all of Corinth; 16 grandchildren, Ronnie South Jr. (Gigi), Anna South, Alley Rose South, Christy Dickson (Jody), Clint Coleman, Cody Coleman, Roddy Hopper (Alyson), Lishal Ryan (Josh), Lainey Ervin (Patrick), Cody Hopper, Clint Farrar, Cari Farrar, Goldman Butler VI, Goldee Butler, Daniel Hinton (fiancampée, Erin) and Patrick Hinton; six great-grandchildren, Madeline McClain, Jordan Dickson, Ty Dickson, A.C. Ryan, Roxie Ryan and Ava Hopper; two brothers, Norbert Coleman (Diane) and Dennis Coleman (Sue), all of Kossuth; a sister-in-law, Claudette Bullard (Denzol); seven brothers-in-law, Steve Lambert, Terrell Kingen (Margie), Tommy Kingen (Janie), Nelson Kingen (Kathryn), Billy Kingen (Lou), Johnny Kingen and Ricky Kingen; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Kevin Coleman; his father, Ronel “Babe” Coleman; his mother, Dimple Dilworth Coleman; and a sister, Linda Maude Lambert.
Pallbearers will be Clint Coleman, Cody Coleman, Ty Dickson, Roddy Hopper, Cody Hopper, Daniel Hinton, Patrick Hinton and Clint Farrar. Honorary pallbearers will be management, staff, employees and former employees of ACE Power Company.
Visitation will continue from noon to service time today at the funeral home.
BOONEVILLE – Mary Corbin Scott, 90, died Wednesday, May 20, 2009, at the Landmark Nursing Facility in Booneville. She was born Feb. 16, 1919. She was a retired employee of Baldwyn Hospital and a nurse’s aide for North Mississippi Medical Center. She was an active member of East Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church until her health failed. She enjoyed quilting, her flowers and going out to eat with her friends.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Rex Bullock and Bro. Randy Estes officiating. Burial will be in the Baldwyn Masonic Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Elizabeth Beasley (Harold) and Gloria Johnson of Booneville; one son, Jimmy Scott (Pauline) of Baldwyn; six grandchildren, Ray Scott (Wendy), Stan Scott (Tami), Laura Beasley, Mandy Johnson (Gary), Leigh Hood (Wade) and Wayne Johnson; eight great-grandchildren, Jon Andy Scott, Jake Scott, Corbin Scott, Jeni Kate Scott, Hunter Johnson, Alyssa Johnson, Andrew Michael and Abby Hood; a sister-in-law, Kathleen Corbin Thornton; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Andrew “Brownie” Scott; her parents, Pete and Ida Ellis Corbin; two sisters, Estella Glover and Inez Prather; three brothers, Houston Corbin, Gene Corbin and Randall Corbin; and two stepsisters, Hattie Jumper Morris and Julia Jumper Brinkley.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Wayne Johnson, Wade Hood, Gary Johnson, Ray Scott and Stan Scott. Honorary pallbearers will be her great-grandchildren, Jon Andy Scott, Jake Scott, Corbin Scott, Jeni Kate Scott, Hunter Johnson, Alyssa Johnson, Abby Hood and Andrew Michael.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
HAMILTON – Durwood House died Wednesday, May 20, 2009, in Aurora Nursing Home in Columbus. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann of Aberdeen.
HOPEWELL – Frankie Alva Hines Powell, 96, died Wednesday, May 20, 2009, at her home in the Hopewell community in Benton County. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home in Ripley. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday at Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Walnut.
NEW ALBANY – Kenneth Malcolm Hall, 74, died Tuesday, May 19, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born May 29, 1934, to Donar Smithey Hall and Rayf Hall. He attended Jericho High School. He retired from the U.S. Air Force. There were many fond memories of his years spent at East Union School, managing the store and driving a bus.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Horace Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Glenfield Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Robbie Clayton Hall; two daughters, Rhonda Gafford (Jeff) and Karen Mills (Jay); four grandchildren, Cadie and Tripp Mills, and Austin and Jill Gafford; two sisters, Winnie Brown and Dessie Thomas Fortune; one brother, Rayford Hall. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Hubert, Bud, Make and Rex; sisters, Viola Camp, Lorene Aldridge, Inez Melson, Earline Hogue and Alice Hall.
Pallbearers will be Greg Brown, Ray Hall, Ben Hogue, Phil Hogue, Clay Hogue, Jason McDaniel and Kevin Thomas.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.
NEW ALBANY – Anne Cole Gardner, 87, died Wednesday, May 20, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service.
TUPELO – Nazra Nesbit, 84, formerly of New Albany, died Tuesday, May 19, 2009, at Cedars Health Care Center in Tupelo. She was born Feb. 19, 1925, in Pontotoc County to William Bradley and Emma Listenbee Bradley. She was the widow of Ernest Nesbit.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Church of Christ on Hwy. 178. Bro. Ralph Williams will officiate. Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include five children, William (Ruby) Nesbit of Memphis, Narvel (Earlene) Nesbit and James J.D Nesbit of New Albany, Nellie Nesbit of Tupelo and Dwayne (Linda) Nesbit of Atlanta, Ga.; 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. today and family hour from 6 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. The body will lie in state one hour before service time Friday. There will be no viewing after the eulogy.
MT. VERNON – Daniel Hugh “Danny” Brazil, 59, died Tuesday, May 19, 2009, at his residence in the Mt. Vernon community. A Lee County native, he was born Sept. 2, 1949, to Robert Edwin and Alma Edna Wilson Brazil. He graduated from Belden High School. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of Vietnam, which caused him to later become 100 percent disabled. He also worked for the Tupelo Fire Department. He was a member of Chesterville Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Joe Lusby and the Rev. Dave Jensen officiating. Burial will be in Chesterville Memorial Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, mother, Edna Brazil; one brother, Charles Edwin Brazil; and one nephew, Robbie Brazil, all of Tupelo. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Edwin Brazil; a brother, Curtis Brazil; a niece Shealie Brazil; and a nephew, Joel Curtis Brazil.
Pallbearers will be Danny Raper, Jim Cheek, Gerald McDaniel, Douglas Johnson, Jim Lusby, Greg Wilson and Mike Holcomb.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from noon until service time Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans of Tupelo. Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
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Mr. Daniel Hugh “Danny” Brazil
Mt. Vernon Community
2:00 p.m. Today
Jefferson Street Chapel
Chesterville Memorial Cemetery
Visitation: Continued noon until service time today
Mrs. Mi Cha Curtis
Peaceful Valley Community
No public services
TUPELO – Virginia Parker, 76, died Tuesday, May 19, 2009, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Lee Memorial Funeral Home.
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Ms. Debbie Barber Lindsey
11 a.m. today
Lee Memorial Chapel
Lee Memorial Park
Mrs. Virginia Parker
PONTOTOC – Mandi Marie Sappington, 24, died Tuesday, May 19, 2009, at University Medical Center in Jackson. She was employed at Do-It-All Dry Wall. She was a very loving and caring person to all who knew her. She enjoyed spending time with her friends and family, especially her son, Ashton, and her twin sister, Mindi.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with the Rev. Glen Washington and Bro. Tracey Griffin officiating. Burial will be in Springville Cemetery.
Survivors include two children, Ashton Brandon Brown and Mandi Marie Sappington of Pontotoc; her parents, Skippy Sappington of Houlka, and Freda and Danny DaCosta of Sarepta; a brother, Corey Sappington; sisters, Mindi and Krissa Sappington of Houlka; grandparents, Bobbie Morris of Pontotoc and Joyce McKnight of Corinth; aunts, Suzie Bradley, Pam Mason and Linda Graham, all of Pontotoc, Sheila Hanks of Pennsylvania and Tawana Hester of Baldwyn; uncles, Bubba Morris, Mark Morris and T.J. Morris, all of Pontotoc, and Terry Hester and Tim Hester of Corinth. She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Travis Morris and Gerald Sappington; her great-grandmother, Bessie Kidd; and two uncles, Ted Hester and Kenny Hester.
Pallbearers will be Ryan Bramlett, Derick Bradley, Dusty Mason, Christopher Bradley, Darrin Nichols and Kelly McTaggert. Honorary pallbearers will be Andrew Morris and Joseph Wages.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday.
NEW ALBANY – George Fant, 57, died Tuesday, May 19, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born April 9, 1952, in Union County to George Fant Sr. and Robena Pickens Fant. He was an employee of Nationwide Trucking in Baldwyn and a member of Greater New Hope Church.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Church of Acts in New Albany with the Rev. Johnathan Tucker officiating. Burial will be in Gerizum Cemetery in Myrtle. Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy Judon Fant of New Albany; four children, Zachary (Latasha) Rogers of Ripley, Amelia (Ken) Johnson of Pontotoc, Chenita Fant and Georgina (Cedric) Lipsey of New Albany; his mother-in-law, Viola Judon of New Albany; a brother, Lee Fant of New Albany; a sister, Betty Mosley of Tupelo; seven grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
CORINTH – Laura Lola Dyer, 83, died Friday, May 15, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at St. Mark Baptist Church. Burial will be in Forrest Hill Cemetery. Grayson’s Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to St. Mark Baptist Church.
Willie L. Earnest
CORINTH – Willie L. Earnest died Tuesday, May 19, 2009, in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson’s Funeral Services.
DORSEY – David Sheffield, 44, died Wednesday, May 20, 2009, in Monroe County. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McNeece-Morris Funeral Home in Fulton. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.