Laura Bell Barker, Houlka Darnell Browning, Ty Ty, Ga

Laura Bell Barker, Houlka
Darnell Browning, Ty Ty, Ga.
Gerald Carter, Booneville
Steve Cummings, Pontocola
Willie A. Essary, Corinth
William Golden, Titus, Ala.
Bertha Griffin, Duluth, Ga.
Robert Griffiths Sr., Fulton
Don Holland, Smithville
Adell Kiddy, Glen
Ruby Long, Tupelo
Kenneth McCarty, Tupelo
Wilbur McGreger, Pittsboro
W.T. Mathis, Ozark
Pick Noble, Tupelo
Priscilla Patterson, Mantachie
Larry Rhoads, New Site
Carol Babb Ross, Tupelo
T.O. Smith, Smithville
Tyler Wallace, West Point
Alvin Whitaker, Eupora
Bertha Griffin
DULUTH, GA. – Bertha Larette McQuary Griffin, 94, died Friday, May 22, 2009, at her residence. A native of Houston, she was born Nov. 6, 1914, in Chickasaw County to the late William Jesse McQuary and Nettie Lancaster McQuary. She was a retired housewife and quilter. Before retirement she was an active member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church where she taught the ladies Sunday school class for many years.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church with Bro. Danny Bryant officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two granddaughters, Judy Dobbs Pittman (George Edgar) and Cheryl Ann Dobbs Pittman (Edward); one granddaughter-in-law, Charlene Dobbs; six great-grandchildren, Stephen Jones (Sabrina), Angela Strange (Jason), Neal Jones (Grace), Justin Dobbs (Megan), Kendall Pittman and Logan Pittman; three great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Thomas Edward Griffin; one daughter, Burna Lee Dobbs; one grandson, Robert Douglas Dobbs; and one great-grandson, Brett Dobbs.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
W. T. Mathis
Ozark – William T. amp”W. T.amp” Mathis, 64, died suddenly Friday, May 22, 2009, at his residence in the Ozark Community of Itawamba County. He was born in Alcorn County on Dec. 18, l944, to the late Vance Mathis and Elzie Elizabeth Ayers Mathis. He was a graduate of Tupelo High School and attended Itawamba Junior College. He was a retired Captain with the Tupelo Police Department after 20 years service retiring in l987. After retirement he worked for 12 years with Hancock Fabrics and as a truck driver for the North Mississippi Medical Center for seven years. For the last year he was a bus driver for the Mantachie Head Start Program. He served 8 years in the Mississippi National Guard and was a member of Harrisburg Baptist Church. He enjoyed life and living and had a heart as big as he was. He was especially fond of large meals with family and friends, hanging out at the Ozark Store and he enjoyed tending his chickens and roosters on his farm.
Per his request, there will be no formal service or visitation. A brief graveside committal service will be at 3 p.m. today at the Ozark Cemetery in Itawamba County with Bro. Buddy Rushing officiating. Holland-Harris Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Powell Mathis, to whom he married May 23, 1981; two sons, Britt Mathis (Jennifer) of Tupelo and Chris Spigner (Connie) of Ozark; his daughter, Amy Mathis of Wren; a brother, Junior Mathis (Jean) of Verona; and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Honorary pallbearers will be Eric Scott, Terry Bruff, Eric Shields, William Barnes, Mitchell Hood, David Abbott and Kevin Spencer.
Gerald Carter
BOONEVILLE – Gerald Carter, 73, died Friday, May 22, 2009, at his residence after an extended illness. He was a very active member and supporter of Zion’s Rest Church of Christ. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force during the Korean War. Upon his move to Booneville in 1969, he founded Colleague Inc. which later became know as Quartet Manufacturing. This business grew over the years providing over 1,600 jobs to the Booneville area. His family was very active in his business. He had company affiliates in numerous American states, England, Canada and Australia. He was a member of the Prentiss County Electric Power Association, the Civitan Club and a Board of Trustee member of Freed Hardeman University. He was a leader in this community. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, especially Colton and Kason, his fishing buddies.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Doug Greenway, Bro. Milton Sewell and Bro. Tony Brown officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include wife, Beverly Carter of Booneville; four sons, Mike Carter (Cheryl) of Marietta, Paul Carter (Cindy) of Blackland, John Carter (Cathy) of Sturgis, Mich., and Larry Dunlap (Rhonda) of Corinth; two daughters, Donna Reese (Bub) and Judy Dunlap, both of Booneville; three sisters, Sarah Kennedy and Janice Lancaster (Lonnie), both of Corinth and Jimmie Marlar (Roger) of Pickwick, Tenn..; 16 grandchildren, Leslie Fitzsimmons (Will), Justin Carter, Kyle Carter (Edie), Devin Carter (Chrystal), Drew Carter (Christy), Candace Carter, Brandi Hamlin (Putter), Brittany Carter, Josh Reese (Christy), Colt Reese, Ashley Carter, Erica Dunlap, Falisha Dunlap, Kristin Dunlap, Kason Dunlap and Kacilyn Dunlap; ten great-grandchildren, Colton Fitzsimmons, Annalyn and Elijah Carter, Mason Carter, Mackenzie and Morgan Hamlin, Cayden and Landen Carter, Austin Williams and Sonny Reese.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Ramona Strickland; one son, Gary Wayne Carter; and one grandson, Carter Wayne Reese.
Pallbearers will be Donnie Swinney, Dwian Brown, Billy Martin, David Horn, Richard Duncan, Jacob McVey, Mike Beasley and Jim Barber.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Billy Bellany, James Arther Huddleston, Troy Stevens, Pete Smith, Adrian Edge, Clyde Jones and David Pippin.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and will continue until service time on Monday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Zion’s Rest Church of Christ, 5 CR 5260 Booneville, MS 38829; or to Freed Hardeman University.
Ken McCarty
TUPELO – Kenneth Wayne “Ken” McCarty Sr., 61, went to be with the Lord on May 23, 2009, after a short battle with cancer. He was born June 9, 1947, to W.O. McCarty and Mary Alice Lucas McCarty.
He married the love of his life, Geri Gunter McCarty, on Sep. 10, 1965. They spent almost 44 wonderful years together. Side by side, the made a warm, loving home for their 3 children.
He enjoyed fishing, NASCAR and dirt track racing. He liked playing with his dog, Sandy and his two cats, Tiger and Lily. But most of all he loved being with his family and especially spending time with his grandchildren. He was loved by everyone who knew him. He was known for his big heart.
He was in the trucking business for most of his life, and owned Ken McCarty Trucking, Inc. for over 20 years. He worked hard his whole life until the cancer made it impossible seven weeks ago.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors with Sammy Lansdell officiating. Burial will be in the Gilvo Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Geri Gunter McCarty; one daughter, Christy Comer and her husband Woody of Tupelo; two sons, Ken McCarty Jr. and his wife Michelle and Todd McCarty, both of Palmetto; his greatest joy, his four grandchildren, Chance and Katelyn McCarty and Abby and Noah Comer; two sisters, Charlene Estes and husband Earl of Palmetto and Peggy Bishop of Tupelo; two sisters-in-law, Ann Lauderdale of Eggville and Sandy Biereicnel and her husband Iwan of Colorado Springs, Colo.; three brothers-in-law, Ecolee Lamb of Eggville, Ted Ramsey of Michigan City, Ind., and Lyle Bishop of Mooreville; special friends, Sam and Quple Dunlap, James Rogers, Robert Comer, Don Keith, Lallie Wren; and his best friend, Buddy Franks.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Donnie McCarty; and his infant son, Christopher Kenneth McCarty.
Pallbearers will be his nephews, Kevin Holloway, Steve Estes, Bubba Estes, Shane Estes, Stevie Estes and Chad Bishop.
Honorary pallbearers will be his many friends and his former drivers.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Larry Rhoads
NEW SITE – Larry Don Rhoads, 63, died Thursday, May 21, 2009, at the Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., after an extended illness. He was a life long member of the Freewill Baptist Church.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mark McCoy, Bro. Robert Blakenship and Robert Matthew Kelly officiating. Burial will be in the New Site Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy M. Rhoads of New Site; his mother, Euna Rhoads of Booneville; one daughter, Tamri Lucretia Barnes (Jeff) of New Site; one stepdaughter-in-law, Kathy Gann of New Site; one stepson, Jerry Gann (Debbie) of Altitude; one sister, Marilyn Kelly (Bob) of Booneville; one brother, Fred Rhoads (Sue) of Quincey, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Brice and Avery Barnes, Lori Gann, Jerrica Gann, Brad Gann, Kenny Gann and Nikki Franks; and one great-grandson, Dylan Hearn.
He was preceded in death by his father, Milton Rhoads; one stepson, Larry Gann; one sister, Carolyn Rhoads; one brother, Bill Rhoads; and a special nephew, Matthew Kelly.
Pallbearers will be Matthew Kelly, Benny Taylor, Billy Jared Phifer, Jeff Sanford, Billy Joe Barnes and Rob Garner.
Honorary pallbearers will be his Domino partners and coon hunting buddies.
Visitation will continue until service time today at the funeral home.
LEE MEMORIAL AD

Mrs. Lora Belle Barker
Houlka
1 P.M. Monday
Lee Memorial Chapel
Boone’s Chapel Cemetery
Visitation: 3 – 5 Sunday
12 – 1 Monday
Lora Belle Barker
HOULKA – Lora Belle Barker, 85, died Saturday, May 22, 2009, at Darlington Oaks Hospice in Verona after a brief illness. She was born April 11, 1924, to the late James and Maudie Cruse. She was a lifelong resident of Chickasaw County. She was a seamstress for Seville Furniture Company and attended the Church of God of Prophecy. She enjoyed fishing, playing bunko and bingo and going to the casinos.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. David Laman officiating. Burial will be in Boone’s Chapel Cemetery. Lee Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Jackie (Charles) Reed and Deborah Barker, both of Houlka; one sister, Birdie Phillips of Okolona; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jack P. Barker; one grandchild, Timothy Charles Reed; two great-grandchildren, Christopher Culp and Lindsey Diane Reed; three brothers; and seven sisters.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Robbins, J.R. Robbins, Joey Hollimon, Mitchell Hollimon, Glen May and Shane May.
Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. today and will continue from noon until service time Monday.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.leememorialonline.com.
Tyler Wallace
WEST POINT – Tyler Dalton Wallace, 15, died Friday, May 22, 2009, at his residence. He was born on Sep. 17, 1993, in West Point to Paul and Dodie Wallace. He attended Hebron Baptist Church and was a member of the West Point golf team, power lifting team and the football team.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Robinson Chapel with Bro. Ricky Watson officiating. Burial will be in West Point Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Robinson Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his parents; a brother, Brian Wallace of West Point; his grandparents, Joy Nolan of West Point, Steve Wallace Sr. of Kansas City, Mo., and Billy and Rachael McMullen of Eupora; his great-grandparents, Kathrine and Kenneth Dye of Kansas City, Mo., and Ollie Britt of Spring Hill; aunts and uncles, Heath and Mindy Morrison of Brandon, Page and Jake Huffman of Eupora, Rachael and Matt Rickford of Benton, Ark., Shawndee and Robert Stegall Jr. of West Point and Steve Wallace Jr. of Indianapolis; his god father, Geary McCuiston of Starkville; and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Charles D. Britt, Monalou Coggins, Geneva Vest and Doug Wallace.
Pallbearers will be John Davis, Keith Manning, Dennis Allen, Roger Burton, Lee J. Grisham, Jerry Freemin, Steve Cannon and Chris Chambless.
Honorary pallbearers will be the West Point High School Football Team.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to West Point High School Athletic Dept., c/o Chris Chambless, P.O. Box 656 West Point, MS 39773.
Don Holland
SMITHVILLE – Donald Wayne amp”Donamp” Holland, 55, died Friday, May 22, 2009, at the North Miss. Medical Center surrounded by his family. Don was born on July 8, 1953, in Tupelo, the second of six sons born to J.C. and Sadie Monts Holland. He lived his first six years in the Palmetto Community of Lee County and the remainder of his youth growing up on the family farm, The Sadie J south of Plantersville. Don was active in all activities at Plantersville School including basketball, 4-H Club, Boy Scouts and Explorers and farming activities including showing prize winning registered black angus cattle. He was a 1972 graduate of Shannon High School and afterwards farmed with his family in Lee and Monroe Counties. He was a longtime self employed heavy equipment operator and was well known as a master bulldozer operator, mechanic and dirt man having worked for several area contractors. He had lived in the Smithville-Hatley area the last six years where he was employed by C and C Construction Company. A lifelong Baptist, Don was a member of First Baptist-Plantersville, Union Baptist west of Shannon and at his death was a member of Trace Road Baptist Church in Amory. Don enjoyed the great outdoors, loved the land and its produce, piddling with equipment and old trucks, tractors and cars and spending time with his family especially his wife and children. He will be sorely missed by his family and wide circle of friends.
Services will be at 7 p.m. tonight at Holland-Harris Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel with Bro. Tommy Ray Dabbs and Bro. Bobby Holland officiating.
After cremation, a private family interment and consecration service at a later date will be in the Holland Family Cemetery on the Sadie J Farm south of Plantersville. Holland-Harris is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Amber Wilson Holland of Smithville; his children, KayLee Holland and Tommy Joe amp”T.J.amp” Holland of the home and Karen Holland of Okolona; his mother, Judge Sadie M. Holland of Plantersville; his father, J.C. Holland of Plantersville; five brothers, Billy Joe (Gwen) and Rep. Steve Holland (Gloria) all of Plantersville. Perry Holland (Vicki), John A. Holland (Judy) and Jimmy Holland all of Nettleton; one granddaughter, Katia Gates; his father and mother-in-law, Carruth and Pat Wilson of Becker; his brother-in-law, Ryan Wilson (Cheryl) of Randolph; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Tommy and Farra Mae Ivy Holland, Ottie Hester Holland and Joe and Christine Roebuck Monts.
Pallbearers will be his five brothers, Billy Joe, Steve, Perry, John and Jimmy and their father, J.C.
Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Marshall, Chas Marshall, Chris Christian, Junior Arnold, Jackie Wilson, Tony Easter, Eddie and Huey Little.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until service time today at the Tupelo Chapel.
The family requests that memorials be made to the Don Holland Children’s Educational Endowment, P.O. Box 2, Plantersville, MS. 38862 or to any BancorpSouth Branch Bank.
Ruby Long
TUPELO – Ruby Long, 70, died Friday, May 22, 2009, at the Tupelo Nursing and Rehab Center.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Southern Funeral Chapel with cremation to follow at a later date. Southern Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation at Southern Funeral Chapel, Sunday, May 24, from 1 pm until 2pm
For full obituary, please visit www.southernfuneralchapel.webs.com
Priscilla Patterson
MANTACHIE – Priscilla Patterson, 53, died Tuesday, May 19, 2009, at the North
Mississippi Medical Center. She was born March 11, 1956, to Richard B.
and Margarette Adams Patterson. She was a graduate of Clarksdale High
School and Coahoma Junior College. She was a registered nurse who worked
primarily in the Clarksdale and McComb areas. She worked for seven years as a
manager for Litco Petroleum. She was a Jehovah’s Witness and an avid
reader.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 30, 2009, at the Iuka Kingdom
Hall of Jehovah’s Witness with William Hayden officiating. McNeece-Morris
Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her stepdaughter, Ashley Patterson of Mantachie; four
brothers, Richard Patterson Jr. of Minneapolis, Minn., Herman Patterson of
Clarksdale, David Patterson of Paris, Tenn., and Joseph Patterson of
Pritchard, Ala.; four sisters, Teretha Gooch of Cleveland, Ohio, and Dornis Ruffin
and Bertha Lee Patterson, both of Mantachie and Mary Alice Russell of
Belwood, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.
Robert Griffiths Sr.
FULTON – Robert Anthony “Griff” Griffiths Sr., 65, died Friday, May 22, 2009, at
his residence. He was born May 22 , 1944, in California to Joseph and
Annette Griffiths. He was a retired electrician from Westmont, Ill. ,a
suburb of Chicago. He had been a resident of Fulton the past nine years. He
was an avid boater and he loved staying on the computer and even was a
beta tester for Microsoft. He will be greatly missed by his family,
friends and his dog, Hooch.
Services will be held at a later date. McNeece – Morris Funeral
Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Beverly Griffiths of Fulton; two daughters,
Debbie Buendjen of Naperville, Ill., and Carol Struffert of Plainfield,
Ill.; two sons, Alan Griffiths of Tupelo and Robert Griffiths Jr. of
Texas; two sisters, Ruth Agronov of Roanoke, Va., and Gerri Surratt of
Bellingham, Wash.; one brother, Joseph Griffiths of Bellingham, Wash.; and four
grandchildren.
T.O. Smith
SMITHVILLE – Taylor O’Neil Smith, 14, died Friday, May 15, 2009, in Monroe County. He was born Nov. 20, 1994, to Kris R. Smith and Angela Flippo Smith. He was a 7th grade student at Smithville School and a member of the Smithville Baptist Church. He played Jr. High football and was the only member of the power lifting team to go to state competition. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing pool. He enjoyed spending time with his football/power lifting coach, Bubba Tacker.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Smithville Baptist Church with Bro. Wes White officiating. Burial will be in the Thompson Cemetery. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his father, Kris R. Smith (Donia Newsome) of Bethlehem; his mother, Angela Flippo Smith of Amory; grandparents, Jimmy R. and Teresa Smith of Bethlehem and Tommy Flippo of Tupelo; his great-grandmother, Etoy Chism of Wren; and two brothers, Randle and Damian.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Karen Flippo; and great grandparents, Jimmy F. Smith, Marie Reeves and Marcell and Burnie Jones.
Pallbearers will be Paul Key, Colby Comer, John McDonald, Jason Moffet, John Welch, T.C. Noe, Jonathan Jones and Brad Jones.
Honorary pallbearers will be Matt Jones, David Yell, Kenny Jenkins, Matt Pearsons and Adrian Downs.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home in Amory and will continue from noon until service time on Monday at the church.
Memorial donations may be made to T.O. Smith memorial fund at Community Bank in Amory or the Renasant Bank in Smithville.
Huston Bryant
BOONEVILLE – Huston Bryant, 78, died Thursday, May 21, 2009, at his residence. He was born June 26, 1930, in Hazard, Ky., the son of Charlie and Nancy McIntosh Bryant. He worked as a coal miner for 20 years in Kentucky, and in a steel heat-treatment plant in Chicago for 10 years. After moving to Mississippi, he worked in furniture manufacturing. He enjoyed fishing and woodworking.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. David Krech officiating. Burial will be in Forked Oak Cemetery. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by seven daughters, Charlene Holman of Hillsboro, Ohio, Debbie Lambert of Booneville, June Stover (Leonard) of Dyersburg, Tenn., Pam Coulter (Jimmy) and Tammy Murphy (Greg), all of Booneville, Vicky Caruso (Mark) of Romeoville, Ill., and Nicky Godwin of Booneville; a son, Elvis Bryant of Booneville; and 25 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Fugate Bryant, in 1989; and two sons, Marvin Bryant and Don Bryant.
Pallbearers are Ricky Maness, Shaun Reed, Jason Stover, Jeff Murphy, Addison Godwin and Christopher Fourthman.
William Golden
TITUS, ALA. – Major William Golden, 39, died Thursday, May 21, 2009. He was Assistant Chief of Housing Codes Inspections for the City of Montgomery.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at St. John’s Episcopal Church with Rev. Robert Wisnewski Jr. officiating. Burial will be on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 2 p.m. at Adaton Baptist Church Cemetery in Adaton. Leak-Memory Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his mother, Adanne C. Golden of Montgomery, Ala.; grandmother, Dorothy J. Cain of Fulton; grandfather, Charles H. Golden of Pine Bluff, Ark.; uncle, Frankie Golden; cousin, Jordan Golden, both of Pine Bluff, Ark.; Heather Lord, Taylor Lord, and Katlyn Lord, all of Montgomery; and the Hellums family.
He was preceded in death by his father, Major E. Golden; grandfather, William G. Cain; and grandmother, Juanita Golden.
Pallbearers will be Michael Woods, William Bradshaw, Mark Woods, William Lewis Gunter Jr., Tommy Fitzgerald, Chet Sanford, Michael Pirtle and Thomas Karrh.
Honorary pallbearers will be workers with the City of Montgomery Housing Codes Inspections Department.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. John’s Episcopal Church.

Steve Cummings
PONTACOLOA – Walter Steve Cummings, 53, died suddenly Saturday, May 23, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born in Amory on May 26, l955. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a heavy equipment operator until becoming disabled. A lifelong Lee Countian living in the Pontocola Community, he enjoyed fishing and gardening.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland-Harris Funeral Directors with private family committal services to follow in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Pontotoc.
Survivors include his mother, Belle Cummings of Pontocola; his daughter, Mollie Jones (John) of Tupelo; two sons, Brad Cummings (Amanda) of Pontotoc and Matt Cummings of Shannon; the mother of his children, Bonnie Cummings of Shannon; 11 grandchildren; two sisters, Susan Wilson and Misty Parker, both of Tupelo; and two brothers, Scott Cummings (Tammy) and Mickey Payne, all of Shannon.
He was preceded in death by his father, Walter Boggan Cummings; and a brother, Terry Payne.
Pallbearers will be Mike Bailey, Mickey Payne, Christopher and Michael Bryant, Roy Nobles and Barry Walls.
Honorary pallbearers will be David and Eugene Swinford.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today and will continue from 11 a.m. to service time on Monday.
Willie A. Essary
CORINTH – Willie A. Essary, 88, died Saturday, May 23, 2009, at the Whitfield Nursing Home in Corinth.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the McPeters Chapel. Burial will be in the Union Baptist Church Cemetery. McPeters Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to West Corinth United Pentecostal Tabernacle.
W.E. PEGUES AD
MR. KENNETH WAYNE “KEN” McCARTY
Tupelo
2:00 P.M. Monday
Jefferson Street Chapel
Gilvo Cemetery
Visitation 5 to 9 P.M. Today
MRS. OLIVIA JEWEL SUDDUTH
Hilton Head, South Carolina
Memorial Services
11 A.M. Wednesday
White Zion Presbyterian Church
Adell Kiddy
GLEN – Lillian Adell Kiddy, 85, died Saturday, May 23, 2009, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Burial will be in the Henry Cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and will continue from noon until service time Monday at the funeral home.
Alvin Whitaker
EUPORA – Alvin Whitaker died Saturday, May 23, 2009, at the Calhoun Health Services Nursing Home.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the Wise Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at the Monte Vista Cemetery in Webster County. Wise Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will continue until service time today.
Wilbur B. McGreger
PITTSBORO – Wilbur Boyce McGregor, 88, died Friday, May 22, 2009, at his residence. He was born July 14, 1920, in the Rocky Mount Community. He was a member of the Rocky Mount Baptist Church, a veteran of World War II serving in the United States Army and he was a farmer.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with Rev. Scotty Crawson officiating and Rev. Clovis Logan assisting. Burial will be in the Rocky Mount Cemetery with military honors. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include a daughter, Dianne Bloom (Bob) of Birmingham, Ala.; and two grandchildren, Anna Bloom and Joel Bloom, both of Birmingham, Ala.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Billy Burt McGregor; his wife, Lulee Roane McGreger; sisters, Bertha Patterson, Idell Greene, Wilma Hannaford; and brother, Hubert McGreger.
Pallbearers will be Joel Bloom, Greg Sandifer, Boyce McGreger, Timmy Morgan, Jim Pernell and Bill Barnett.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
Darnell Browning
TY TY, GA. – Frances Darnell Sneed Browning, 79, died Friday, May 22, 2009, at her residence. She was born June 30, 1929, in Pontotoc to Marvin Wayne “Jack” Sneed and Cordia Simmons Sneed. She worked as a clerk and rural carrier of the U.S. Post Office and retired as a Postmaster before moving to Ty Ty, Ga., in 1999. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ty Ty where she was active in the church WMU and was a Sunday School teacher. She was formerly a member of Ecru Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Ecru Baptist Church with Rev. George Smith and Rev. Bill Dowdy officiating. Burial will follow in the Ecru Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home of Ecru is in charge of the arrangments.
Survivors include her two daughters; Linda Horton (Scott) of Ty Ty, Ga., and Tonia (Steve) McCombs of Cartersville, Ga.; grandchildren, Corey McCombs of Cartersville, Ga., and Jennifer and Brent Rickman of Dalton, Ga.; and great-grandchildren, Addison Rickman and Brodie Rickman of Dalton, Ga.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, James Quinton “Bill” BRowning, who died on April 2, 2002.
Pallbearers will be Larry Swords, Bush Hamilton, Gary Browning, James Farris, Charlie Stubblefield and Travis Flake.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a church mission fund.
HOLLAND HARRIS AD
Mr. W.T. Mathis
Ozark Community
3 PM Today
Graveside
Ozark Cemetery
No Visitation
Mr. Don Holland
Smithville/Plantersville
7 PM Tonight
Tupelo Chapel
Private Burial
Holland Family Cemetery
Visit: 4 PM – service time today
Mr. Steve Cummings
Pontocola Community
2 PM Monday
Tupelo Chapel
Pleasant Grove Cemetery
Visit: 4 PM – 6 PM
Mr. Pickens “Pick” Noble
Tupelo
Arrangements Incomplete
Mrs. Carol Babb Ross
Plantersville/Saltillo
Arrangements Incomplete
Pick Noble
TUPELO – Pickens A. “Pick” Noble, 66, died Saturday, May 23, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a brief illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Holland-Harris Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel.
Carol Babb Ross
PLANTERSVILLE – Carol Babb Ross, 43, died Saturday, May 23, 2009, as the result of an automobile accident. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Holland-Harris Funeral Directors.

Judy McGhee