March 24, 2009

Gene Pumphrey
MOBILE, Ala. – Gene Sargent Pumphrey, 84, formerly of Jackson, died Saturday, March 21, 2009, at the Mobile Nursing Home in Mobile, Ala. She was born Feb. 11, 1925, in Derma. She was retired from the Veterans Administration in Jackson. She was a member of Raymond Road Baptist Church in Jackson.

Services will be at noon today at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Houston with Bro. Cecil Pumphrey and Bro. Jonathan Childress officiating. Burial will be in Arbor Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Houston.

Survivors include one granddaughter, Jessica Anglin (Starrett) of Carthage; one grandson, Smitty Pumphrey (Brooke) of Jackson; five great-grandchildren; a niece, Carolyn Hogan (Bernard) of Mobile; many more nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rush Pumphrey; her parents, John Thomas Sargent and Agnes Middleton Sargent; one son, Sam S. Pumphrey; and one daughter, Martha Pumphrey.

Pallbearers will be Terry Pumphrey, Tim Pumphrey, Andy Pumphrey, Jimmy Pumphrey, David Hamby and Joe Horpole.

Flaudie Duff
RIPLEY – Flaudie Juanita Duff, 73, died Monday, March 23, 2009, at the Resthaven Nursing Home in Ripley. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Magnolia Funeral Home of Corinth.

Marceil Bishop
ALLSBORO, Ala. – Marceil Lindsey Twitty Bishop, 91, died Sunday, March 22, 2009, at the Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of Allsboro Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Allsboro Cumberland Presbyterian Church with the Rev. J.B. Burns and the Rev. Dr. Scott Sealy officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Nancy Parker (Larry) of Cherokee, Ala.; one son, Charles Bishop (Sarah) of Cherokee, Ala.; three sisters, Merle Englebert of Huntsville, Ala., Gene Stinson of Little Rock, Ark., and Ruth Ripley of Naples, Fla.; three grandchildren, Kathy Gann (Jeff) of Maud, Ala., Greg Bishop (Hollie) of Iuka and Jay Parker (April) of Sheffield, Ala.; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Odis Bishop; her parents, Clarence and Lyda Twitty; a sister, Hildred Haines; and a brother, Bradley Twitty.

Pallbearers will be Jay Parker, Melvin Pounders, Jeff Gann, Jeff Dover, Rheo Dover and Adam Tipton.

Honorary pallbearers will be Greg Bishop, Keith Gann, Sonny Dover, Lynn Englebert, Charles Englebert, Marvin T. Dover, Joseph C. Dover, Clarence Englebert and Bill Twitty.

Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. to service time today at Allsboro Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Allsboro Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery Fund by calling (256) 360-2919 or by mail c/o Jason Morgan, 4850 Allsboro Road, Cherokee, AL 35616.

An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Clyde L. Taylor
PONTOTOC – Clyde L. Taylor, 79, died Monday, March 23, 2009, at the Tupelo Nursing and Rehab Center. He was a retired employee of Deville Furniture and a member of the Church of Christ in Pontotoc. He enjoyed gospel music, fishing and going to church.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with Bro. Robert Kingsley officiating. Burial will be in Jernigan Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Geraldine Taylor of Pontotoc; two sisters, Nora Lockley and Minnie E. Dillard, both of Pontotoc; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis Taylor and Mary Lee Taylor; two brothers, W.D. Taylor and Walter Taylor; a sister, Mary Ruby Taylor; and his first wife, Mattie B. Taylor.

Family members will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will continue from 2 to 4 p.m. today.

Eliza Webber
WEST POINT – Eliza J. Parker Webber, 73, died Wednesday, March 18, 2009, at her home in West Point. She was born Oct. 13, 1935, in Trebloc.

Services will be at noon Wednesday at Mt. Hermon Missionary Baptist Church in West Point. The Rev. Polee Webber will officiate. Burial will follow in the Shady Grove Cemetery in West Point. Carter’s Mortuary Services of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include five sons, Clem Webber, D.W. Webber, Franklin Webber, Bobby Webber and Timothy Webber; four daughters, Linda Webber, Inez Webber, Rose Webber and Tracy Webber; one brother, Clarence Parker; three sisters, Elizabeth Phillips, Viola Heard and Lessie Mae Dobbs; 28 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clem Webber Sr.; her parents, O.C. and Ollie Ree Parker; two sons, David Webber and Larry Webber; one daughter, Frances Glover; and two sisters, Annabella Bolden and Mary Alice.

Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ruby Canerdy
ETTA – Ruby Lee Canerdy, 83, died Sunday, March 22, 2009, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. A lifelong resident of Etta, she was born Sept. 2, 1925, in Union County to Harvey A. and Ellie Roby Hardin. She was a member of Faith Assembly of God in Myrtle and a retired employee of Mohasco.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Mortimer Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Bro. Lamar Grisham officiating. Burial will be in Christian’s Rest Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Virginia Beardsley and Dolly Whiteside, both of Etta; one son, John Canerdy of Nettleton; one sister, Mary Ruth Grisham of Pontotoc; one brother, W.T. Hardin of New Albany; seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Canerdy; a son, Jimmie Hardin; and two sisters, Lola Coleman and Earlene Floyd.

Pallbearers will be Greg Canerdy, Earnie Gates, Cody Carr, Randy Carr, Richard Beardsley and Jimmy Hardin Jr.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time today.

Rodney South
TISHOMINGO – Kenneth Rodney South, 64, died Sunday, March 22, 2009, at his home. He was born Aug. 14, 1944, in Corinth to Leonard and Edra South. He was a member of Paden Baptist Church. He was a former employee of Charm Step Shoes in Fulton before retiring from the Texas Boot Co. in Tennessee. He was an avid coin and Civil War collector. He traveled to many places hunting artifacts from the Civil War using his metal detector.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with the Rev. Stanley Holloway and Bro. Robbie Crane officiating. Burial will be in Tishomingo Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Susie South of Tishomingo; his father and stepmother, Leonard and Annie South of Paden; six daughters, Sherry McLemore (Ronald) of Iuka, Debra Pharr (Jimmy) of Belmont, Donna Lindsey (Gerald) of Belden, Rhonda Lamb (Greg) of Tupelo, Cindy Cunningham of Tishomingo and Michelle Hodges of Plantersville; one son, Mitchell Barnes (Cissy) of Tishomingo; six grandchildren, Adrain Lynch (Chris) of Belmont, Blake Lamb of Tupelo, Stephanie Massey (Brandon) of Dennis, and Kristin Ledbetter, Haley Cunningham and Holly Cunningham, all of Tishomingo; four great-grandchildren, Gavin Wayne Lynch and Garrett James Lynch, both of Belmont, Carson Douglas Massey of Dennis and Mariam Elizabeth Lynch of Belmont; special friends, Allan Wayne and Mary Lou Belue, both of Tishomingo.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Edra South, and several aunts and uncles.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ronald McLemore, Jimmy Pharr, Gerald Lindsey, Greg Lamb, Chris Lynch, Brandon Massey and Blake Lamb.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Tishomingo Baptist Church.

An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Myleigh Parker
BOONEVILLE – Myleigh Kate Parker, 5 weeks, died Saturday, March 21, 2009, at Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center in Memphis. She was born Feb. 11, 2009, in Tupelo to Byron and Shelly Lambert Parker.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Roy Joshlin, Bro. Buddy Marshall and Bro. Wayne Isbell will officiate. Burial will be in the Parker-Lambert Family Cemetery on County Road 8301.

Survivors include her parents; a sister, Lindsey Anna Grace Parker of the home; her grandparents, Rachel Hall of Booneville, and Jim and Sherie Lambert of Pisgah; her great-grandparents, Burl and Opal Holloway of Pisgah, and Francine Lambert of Booneville; her great-great-grandmother, Pearl Perkins of Salem, Ark.; three uncles, Eric Lambert of Pisgah, Josh Lamber of Llano, Texas, and Greg Smith of Booneville; and four aunts, Ashley Miller and Tammy Smith, both of Booneville, Samantha Mason of Rienzi and Pam McVey of Panama City, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Charles Parker; her grandmother, Phyllis Lindsey Parker; and an uncle, Jason Mason.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Booneville Police Department.

Memorials may be made to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at North Mississippi Medical Center, 830 S. Gloster St., Tupelo, MS 38801.

Lorrie Godfrey
STEENS – Lorrie Godfrey, 48, died Sunday, March 22, 2009, at her residence. She was born July 31, 1960, in Chicago to Jessie and Jean Tackett. She was a resident of Tupelo prior to moving to Steens eight years ago. She attended First Pentecostal Church in Columbus. She adored her four grandchildren and enjoyed tending to her flowers, going to the park and the movies, and spending time with her family.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Steve Blaylock officiating. Burial will be in Gilvo Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Joanne Holcomb of Steens; her fiancŽ, Tommy Logan of Steens; four grandchildren, Katelynn Blaylock, Gracie Blaylock, Breanna Blaylock and Elijah Blaylock, all of Steens; her stepmother, Sonja Tackett of Mantachie; one brother, John Tackett of Ohio; a half sister, Mary Ann (Jimmy) Hall of Mantachie; one uncle, Lowery (June) Tackett of Skyline; one niece, Jennifer (Ralph) Dickie of Tupelo; two nephews, Brian (Kelly) Dafcik of Fulton and Jimmy Tackett of Indiana.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, James Tackett.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.leememorialonline.com.

Christine Doss
WEST POINT – Christine Doss, 75, died Monday, March 23, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in Columbus. She was born Feb. 17, 1934, in Chickasaw County to Susie Goodwin and Clifton E. Garrett. She worked at B&S Cleaners in West Point and at the West Point Community Living Center. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She married James Doss on Aug. 21, 1950, in Chickasaw County. He preceded her in death on Dec. 14, 2005.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. James Towery will officiate, and the Rev. Roy Myers assisting. Burial will follow in Memorial Garden Cemetery in West Point.

Survivors include one daughter, Vickie Weaver (David) of West Point; two sons, James Mitchell Doss (Pam) of West Point and Donald Doss of Alvardo, Texas; nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; one sister, Earlene Alford of Houston; four brothers-in-law, Joe Lee Doss (Jeanette) of Houston, Theo Doss (Bonnie) of West Point, Barney Doss (Daisy) of Hernando and Roger Doss of Alvardo, Texas; a special friend, Gracie Champion of Columbus; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Timmy Doss, Billy Laster, David Lamp, Bobby Weaver, Wayne Wray and Timmy White.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. D.F. Sumrall, Dr. Susan Taylor, Dr. Bart Williams and the CCU nursing staff at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1800 West Main St., Suite 1, Tupelo, MS 38801.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Margin Palmer
FULTON – Margin Edwin Palmer, 80, died Monday, March 23, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born May 30, 1928, in Itawamba County to Eugene Curtis and Myrtle Irene Harper Palmer. He was a member of the Plainview Church of Christ. He was retired from self employment in the logging business. He enjoyed playing music in his younger years.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Minister Fred House and Minister Tom House officiating. Burial will follow in New Home Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Bess Palmer of Fulton; one brother, Franklin Palmer of Fulton; one stepdaughter, Berenda Craig (Richard) of Jackson, Tenn.; three stepsons, Larry Gates (Regina), Mary Gates (fiancŽe, DeShaun Boyd) and Brad Gates (Carol), all of Fulton; six grandchildren, Jodie Wheeler, Bradley T. Gates, Annie Lesley, Candace Little (John) and Haley Gates, all of Fulton, and Leah Weathersby of Amory; five great-grandchildren, Amber and Audrey Wheeler, and Taylor Lesley, all of Fulton, and Kealy and Keagen Weathersby of Amory.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Charles Allen Palmer.

Pallbearers will be Larry Gates, Marty Gates, Brad Gates, Richard Craig, John Little and Jimmy Parker.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Birdette Buggs
HOUSTON – Birdette Buggs died Monday, March 23, 2009, at Trace Regional Hospital in Houston. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary in Tupelo.

Onie Dell Ray
HAMILTON – Onie Dell Ray, 74, died Sunday, March 22, 2009, at Pioneer Community Hospital in Aberdeen. He was born Aug. 1, 1934, in Monroe County to Walter Grady Rea and Alice Beatrice Oliver Rea. He lived in Illinois for 23 years and in Hamilton since 1978. He was a retired truck driver for Monroe County.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Bro. Tony Rooks officiating. Burial will be in Fig Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Hickman Ray of Hamilton; two daughters, Sharon Whitworth of Aberdeen and Ronda Clements (Paul) of Memphis; two sons, Ricky Ray and Robert Ray, both of Hamilton; two sisters, Berniece Garner (Wiley) of Biloxi and Lois Ashmore (Virgil) of Columbus; two brothers, Jimmy Rea (Pat) and Danny Rea (Brenda), both of Hamilton; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Pallbearers will be Charles Oliver, Steve Rea, Kenneth Lacky, William Logan, Ricky Ray, Alex Byrd and Charles Smith.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Verna Rogers
FULTON – Verna Inez Haynes Rogers, 94, died Sunday, March 22, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born April 8, 1914, in Burnsville to Robin Alexander and Ollie Johnson Haynes. She attended local schools and held degrees from Grenada College and Mississippi State University. She taught at Fulton Elementary School. In 1941 she was employed by Civil Service, working as an instructor at the Mobile and Gulfport Air Bases. She married Joel Rogers in 1943. She lived in Laurel until returning to Fulton to accept a position at the Department of Public Welfare. She held several positions before retiring, with the last 15 years being in social work in the Family and Children’s Department. She was an active member of Fulton United Methodist Church, where she was a Sunday School teacher and an MYF leader for many years. She also was active in the Methodist Women’s group. She was an active member of the Fulton Civic Club since 1947 and served in many offices. She was voted Mother of the Year by the Civic Club in September 1976. She was a member of the American Legion and a charter member of the Edelwiess Garden Club, where she served as president and in other offices.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Jim Fisher and Dr. Roy McAlilly officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Masonic Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Joel Rogers (Martha) of Fulton and Robin Rogers (Yolanda) of Germantown, Tenn.; one grandson, David Rogers (Christine) of Saltillo; one stepgrandson, Ricky Brillard of Germantown; two stepgrandchildren, Ryan and Madi of Saltillo; one sister-in-law, Jewel Haynes of Fulton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joel Rogers, in 1971; her parents; and seven siblings.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wedneday.

Jean Harrington
ABERDEEN – Jean Pounds Harrington, 79, died Sunday, March 22, 2009, at his home in Aberdeen. He was born June 18, 1929, in Houston to Luther Vinson Harrington and Clara Wilma Pounds Harrington. He lived in Monroe County for the past 33 years. He was the owner and the heavy equipment operator of Harrington Construction. He was a Mason and a member of Aberdeen First Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Bro. Roy McKay and Bro. John Maxey officiating. Burial with Masonic rites will be in Bethel Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Debbie Walker Harrington of Aberdeen; one daughter, Debbie Jean Dilworth (Jamie) of Columbus; one son, Jean Walker “Hank” Harrington (Leslie) of Hamilton; three sisters, Intha Duennes of Bradenton, Fla., Lutie Black of Columbus and Jeanette Doss (Joelee) of Houston; one brother, Don Harrington (Ann) of Houston; two grandchildren, Laney Elise Harrington and Jamie Brayden Dilworth.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Annie Burnett, Mary Chaffee and Jenny Rodgers; and two brothers, Hillman Harrington and George W. Harrington.

Pallbearers will be Ryan Harrington, Scott Doss, Hank Harrington, Harry Black, Chester Patterson, Tim Little, Stan Black and Ben Burnett.

Nephews will be honorary pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

James Jackson
BALDWYN – James Lowell Jackson died Saturday, March 21, 2009, at his home after an extended illness. He was a retired farmer and factory employee. He was a member of Parkers Chapel Baptist Church.

Services were Monday, March 23, at Waters Funeral Home. Bro. Dempsey Rowland, Bro. Ray Guin and Bro. Lloyd Stephens officiated. Burial was in Kirkville Cemetery.

Survivors included his wife and special caregiver, Mary Beth Jackson of Baldwyn; sons, Halbert Jackson (Paulette) and Lonnie Jackson (Tae) of Mantachie, and Larry Jackson (Marsha) of Fulton; daughters, Hellen Lindsey (Billy) of Baldwyn and Doris McCreary (Mitchell) of Marietta; one stepson, Billy Wright (Jean) of Cherokee, Ala.; one brother, Paul Jackson (Annette) of Marietta; one sister, Irene Thurmond of Byhalia; his grandchildren, Butch Jackson (Kim), Chris and Stephen Lindsey, Jessica Yielding, Nathan and Cassie Jackson, Brent Jackson (Carrie), Melyndie and Rebekah McCreary, Jonathan, Jesse and Holly Guin, and Jeff and Billy Wright Jr.; his great-grandchildren, C.J. and Victoria Jackson, Marlee Lindsey and Annalissa Yielding.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Edna Earl Jackson; his parents, Ewell and Pauline Jackson; and a brother-in-law, Carroll Thurmond.

His grandsons and his great-grandson served as pallbearers.

Cordelia Wilson
TISHOMINGO – Cordelia Wilson, 92, died Saturday, March 21, 2009, at Southern Magnolia Estates in Iuka. She was born Sept. 9, 1916, in Paden to William and Nancy Jane Mayo South. She was a homemaker. She was the longest attending member of Paden Baptist Church, where she was a former Sunday School teacher and WMU director for many years.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Paden Baptist Church with Bro. Marc Howard officiating. Burial will be in Palestine Cemetery at Tishomingo. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one son, Billy B. Wilson of Signal Mountain, Tenn.; two granddaughters, Tammy Stubblefield (Dr. Steve) of Signal Mountain and Robin Wilson of Phoenix, Ariz.; two great-grandchildren, Shelby Stubblefield and Chris Stubblefield; one brother-in-law, H.D. Carter of Kentwood, La.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Earl C. Wilson; an infant daughter, Omega Ann Wilson; seven sisters, Mary Lowrey, Alta Hill, Alpha Whitehead, Annie Laura Felker, Rachael Carter, Rosa Pennyson and Ruth Defore; and three brothers, Luther South, Alfred South and Albert South.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Paden Baptist Church.

Jimmie Greenlee
OXFORD – Jimmie Greenlee, 74, died Wednesday, March 18, 2009, at his home near Oxford. He was an employee and technical engineer of Whirlpool Corporation for nearly 50 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving with the 44th Chemical Company as a smoke generator operator. While in the Army, he was a sharpshooter and won two awards – first place marksman 34th AAA BN-16 and first place carbine, with only one point away from a perfect score of 200). He was a Mason.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. today at the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford with Bro. Ken White officiating.

Survivors include one daughter, Karen Goodhart of Brandon; one son, David Greenlee of New Albany; two sisters, Christine Shurden of Missouri and Essie Scott of Ocean Springs; six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Romie and Mary Harris Greenlee; one brother, Jessie Greenlee; one sister, Jeanette Usry; and one grandchild, Nikki Whitehead.

Troy Russell
CORINTH – Troy Russell, 85, died Monday, March 23, 2009, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Memorial Funeral Home of Corinth.

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