Obitauries April 5, 2009

Kaylie Lynn Nalley
OXFORD – Kaylie Lynn Jackson Nalley, infant, died Thursday, April 2, 2009, at the Baptist Memorial Desoto County Hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Tutor Memorial Chapel with Bro. Omega Hall officiating. Burial will be in the Buchanan Cemetery in Pontotoc County. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her mother, Heather Nalley; her father, Jeremy Jackson; aunts, Amanda Jackson, Christy Carter, Jennifer West, Amy Youngblood, Shannon Nalley and Amber Jeanes; uncle, Charles Nalley; cousins, Ariel West, Alexa Youngblood and Christian Youngblood; grandfather, James Youngblood; and grandmother, Stephanie Youngblood.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Reba Blaylock and Luther Sumner.
Visitation will be from noon until service time today.
Maydell Settlemires Null
CORINTH – Maydell Settlemires Null, 72, died Friday, April 3, 2009, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was a member of the Community Tabernacle Apostolic Church and a homemaker. She loved her family and friends and enjoyed gardening, taking care of her animals, especially her cat, Arnold and spending time with her family.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Bethlehem Baptist Church with Bro. Floyd Lamb and Bro. Dan Roseberry officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her sons, Davy Null (Fran), Billy Null, Wayne Null (Becky) and Zendall Null (Pam) of Walnut; seven grandchildren, Hunter Null, Misty Moss (Greg), Dustin Null, Amber Butler (Jamie), Nick Null, Megan Null and Josh Reeves; two step grandchildren, Kristen Martindale and Chelcy Martindale; seven great-grandchildren, Madelyne McVey, Matthew McVey, Madison McVey, Maryanna Moss, Kaitlyn Null, Abe Butler and Andy Butler; sisters-in-law, Helen Settlemires, Carla Faye Settlemires and Maxine Settlemires; and brother-in-law, Lelon Elam.
Pallbearers will be Ray Settlemires, J.L. Settlemires, Michael Settlemires, Jackie Wilbanks, Ray Elam, Weldon Settlemires, Jody Jones, Charles Jones, Terry Settlemires and Bobby Jones.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, Orby Null; an infant son; her parents, Noah and Maggie McNeil Settlemires; brothers, Willard Settlemires, Marshall Settlemires (Isabell), Reabon Settlemires and Roy Settlemires, Cecil Settlemires (Elvie); sisters, Ola Jones Parson (Alvie Jones), Earline Elam, Ethal Jones (Troy) and Ivy Wilbanks (Tom); and brother-in-law, Billy Joe Jones.
Visitation will continue until service time today at the church.

Joyce Brown
IUKA – Joyce Brown, 66, died Friday, April 3, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a member of New Salem Baptist Church and enjoyed gardening and the company of her dogs.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Bro. Ron Norvell officiating. Burial will be in the Cypress Grove Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Rickey Timbes (Cathy) of Counce, Tenn.; two stepsons, Mike and Ronnie Brown, both of Corinth; two grandchildren, Brook Timbes and Chase Timbes; six step grandchildren, Jarrod, Sonny, Mindy, Candy, Katie and Leah; and two great-grandchildren, Alissa and Sadie Cossey.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Brown; her parents, Ward and Hazel Wilson; and her step granddaughter, Kayla Brown.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com
Fred Bell
DERMA – Fred Bell, 80, died Thursday, April 2, 2009, at the Calhoun County Health Care Center. He was born August 22, 1928, to the late Walter V. Bell and Eddie Mae Flowers Bell. He long time member of North Jackson Street Church of Christ and a disabled veteran of the Korean War. He served in the Medical Detachment of the 66th Engineering Combat Battallion in 1951, in Kunkwa, Korea and volunteered to give aid to a wounded soilder despite heavy enemy fire, earning him the Bronze Star for his bravery. He was also well known by the Wal-Mart crowds for his “Moses Staff” which he carried as a conversation starter.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Southern Funeral Chapel with Bro. Don Brady officiating. Southern Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Tillie Bryan Bell of Derma; one daughter, Marcia Bell Abernathy (James) of Conroe, Texas; one stepson, Carrol Harrelson (Karen) of Fort Worth, Texas; five step grandchildren; five step great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Eddie Mae Bell; and all his siblings, Frank Bell, Freeman Bell, Roy Bell, Vester Bell, Lorene Roye, Pauline Roberson, Christine Lybert and Modene Bell.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday.

Betty Sue Shirley
SALTILLO – Betty Sue Watts Shirley, 78, died Friday, April 3, 2009, at her residence in the Natchez Trace Villas after an extended illness. She was born in New Albany on Sep. 1, 1930, to the late Clinton Wallace Watts and Madge Lucille Bramlett Watts. She was a master homemaker and had lived 35 years in Lee County. A member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Tupelo, she was a devoted and beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt to her family. She was a hard worker who enjoyed her flower beds and collecting angels. She will be missed by a grateful family.
Services will be at 4 p.m. today at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland-Harris Funeral Directors with Bro. David Eldridge and her son, Billy Ray Spence will deliver family and spiritual reflections. Burial will be in the Shirley family plot in the Tupelo Memorial Park. Holland-Harris Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Joseph “Bill” Shirley of the Natchez Trace Villas in Saltillo; a daughter, Teresa Ann Sowell (Michael) of Shelby, N.C.; three sons, Travis Lamar Spence of Lewisville, Maine, Billy Ray Spence of Shelby, N.C., and Wallace Daniel Spence of Chesterville, Ill.; 15 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; a sister, Ruth Headley of Huntsville, Ala.; and a sister-in-law, Pat Hogue (Jerry) of New Albany; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Gary Glen Spence; and two brothers, Charles and Jerry Watts.
Pallbearers will be Bob Shirley, Brad Shirley, Michael Sowell, Bryan Sowell, Randy Willis and Brandon Spence.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time today at the Tupelo Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Don Franklin
SHANNON – Donald Dewayne Franklin, 51, died Saturday, April 4, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after an extended illness. He was born in Oxford on Jan. 7, 1958, to the late Lathan Franklin and Mary Ethel Harrison Franklin. He graduated from Lafayette County High School and attended Itawamba Community College and Mississippi College. A member of the Doty Chapel Baptist Church, he enjoyed crocheting, reading, cooking and taking care of his children and grandchildren. He loved his five children but was completely devoted to his grandchildren, who affectionately knew him as “PawPaw”. He will be sorely missed.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Doty Chapel Baptist Church in Shannon with Bro. Jack Ezell and Bro. Jim Manley officiating. Burial will follow in the Doty Chapel Cemetery. Holland-Harris Funeral Directors of Tupelo is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Cornelia Tee Franklin of Shannon; four daughters, Christie McAllister (William) of Shannon, Una Nicole Franklin of Montgomery, Ala., Jennifer Franklin of Shannon (fiancé Chris Hughes) and Dannielle Franklin of Shannon; his son, Jonathan Franklin (Shawna) of Hubert, N.C.; six grandchildren, Mac, Grace, Caitie and Carleigh McAllister and Kelani and Chloe Franklin; his twin brother, Ronald Franklin of Vicksburg; sister, Brenda Bowman (Rick) of Oxford; and his mother-in-law, Maxine Loden of Shannon.
He was preceded in death by his parents; “Johnnie”, his grandparents, Rosie Harrison and Ada Mae and John Fuller; and two grandchildren, Zachary Franklin and D.J. McAllister.
Pallbearers will be Jonathan Franklin, Ricky Loden, Will McAllister, Chris Hughes and Ronald Franklin.
His grandson, Mac will serve as honorary pallbearer.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the Tupelo Chapel and will continue from 1 p.m. until service time on Monday at the church.
Condolences may be e-mailed to holland-harrisfuneralhome@comcast.net.

JoAnn Cox
TUPELO – JoAnn Mitchell Cox, 78, died Saturday, April 4, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Oct. 23, 1930, in Blue Mountain to the late Ruffin Hilliard Mitchell and Ina Mae Godwin Mitchell. She was a graduate of Blue Mountain College and a member of Harrisburg Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Harrisburg Baptist Church with Dr. Forrest Sheffield officiating. United Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Jack S. Cox of Tupelo; daughter, Cyndy Cox McGuire (Buz) of Macon; son, Jeff Cox (Donna) of Tupelo; sister, Sandra Mitchell Harris (Richard) of Franklin, Tenn.; and five grandchildren, Owen McGuire, Ann Hamilton, Ferris McGuire, Mitchell Cox and Matthew Cox.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ruffin Hilliard Mitchell and Ina Mae Godwin Mitchell.
Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. Monday at the church.
Memorials may be made to the Sanctuary Hospice House; or the Lee County Library.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com
Pete Hicks
NEW ALBANY – Peter “Pete” Lynn Hicks, 49, died Saturday, April 4, 2009, at his residence. He was born Oct. 22, 1959, in Union County to the late Edward Hugh Hicks and Mable Margaret Hicks. He was an employee of Ashley Furniture Industries. He was an avid hunter and was a sports and NASCAR fan. He was a member of the Ingomar United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the United Funeral Service Chapel with Rev. Kerry Powell officiating. Burial will be in the Martin Cemetery. United Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Lisa Brown Hicks of New Albany; daughter, Lyndsey Nell Hicks Dunn (John) of Pontotoc; son, David Hugh Hicks of New Albany; four sisters, Judy Orman (Charlie) of New Albany; Connie Cissom of Dumas; Louise Allred (Benny) of New Albany; Betty Potts (Jerry) of New Albany; two brothers, John “J.E.” Hicks (Linda) of Ripley and Donnie Hicks (Carolyn) of New Albany; two grandchildren, Mary Claire Dunn and Leah Harper Dunn.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward Hugh Hicks and Mable Margaret Hicks.
Pallbearers will be Will Foley, Will Dodd, Jackie Dodd, Matthew Steward, Adam Allred, Seth Allred, Tyler Anderson and Daniel Cissom.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorials may be made to the Ingomar United Methodist Church.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com

Wilma Brummett
OXFORD – Wilma Coleman Brummett, 89, died Friday, April 3, 2009, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. Born in Lafayette County, she had lived her entire life in the Oxford area except for the period of time her husband, Howard Brummett, was in the military during World War II. She worked for several years at Elliott Jewelry in Oxford before becoming employed as a secretary at the University of Mississippi where she retired after 30 years service. She was a long time and well-loved member of the Oxford Church of Christ.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel with Bob Brewer officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Bluff Cemetery. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two nieces; one great-nephew; numerous cousins; and her special friend and caregiver, Lois Brown.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Brummett; her parents, Adrian and Clara Coleman; and a brother, Edwin Coleman.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Pine Bluff Cemetery Fund, c/o Donald Coleman, 287 CR 431, Oxford, MS 38655; or the University of Mississippi Alumni Association, University, MS 38677

Larry Munn
ABERDEEN – Larry Munn, 56, died Friday, April 3, 2009, at the Pioneer Community Hospital in Aberdeen. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.

Antoinette Kozlowitz
AMORY – Antionette Marie Lequia Kozlowitz, 56, died Saturday, April 4, 2009 at the Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.
Dain Cook
BLUE MOUNTAIN – Boyce Dain Cook, 77, died Saturday, April 4, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Aug. 3, 1931, in Union County to the late George Cook and Carrie Bishop Cook. He was a sales manager for propane gas. He was a mason and a member of the Blue Mountain Lodge 474. He was a member of the Academy Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the United Funeral Service Chapel with Rev. Earl Barron officiating. Burial will be in the Glenfield Memorial Park. United Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Helen Bagwell Cook of Blue Mountain; daughter, Susan Cook Barkley (Terry Jr.) of Blue Mountain; daughter-in-law, Nellie Cook of Blue Mountain; five grandchildren, Ginger Lansdell, Heather Meadows, Meagan Cook, Daniel Barkley and Darden Barkley; four great-grandchildren, Hunter Lansdell, Gracie Lansdell, Jackson Meadows and Maylee Ray Meadows.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Danny Cook; sister, Kathryn Dunlap; and a brother, Leon Cook.
Pallbearers will be Robin Lansdell, Craig Meadows, Brad Childs, Daniel Barkley, Darden Barkley, Hunter Lansdell and Paul McAlister.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Adult Men’s Sunday School Class of Academy Baptist Church, Joe Farmer, Butch Coombs, Bobby Duvall and Larry Pannell.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com

George Epperson
SALTILLO – William George Epperson, 73, died Saturday, April 4, 2009, at his residence after an extended illness. He was born May 14, 1935, in Anderson, Mo., to Graydon L. and Hazel M. Betts Epperson. He was a United States Army veteran and a member of Mayfield Church of Christ. His years of employment included Blue Bell and 28 years with Leggett & Platt as a Quality Control Inspector. He loved children and was loved by his many nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at The Saltillo Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Fred Webb officiating. Burial will be in Mayfield Cemetery. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Joan Webb Epperson of Saltillo; one brother, Bob Epperson (Betty) of Grove, Okla.; two sisters, Annabelle Kirby (Dale) of Grove, Okla. and Jadeen Osborne (Ralph) of Bristow, Okla.; brother-in-law, Fred Webb of Hatley; three sisters-in-law, Joyce Webb Swindle of Claxton, Tenn., Shirley Neaves Webb of Hatley and Kay Webb Pope of Baldwyn.
He was preceded in death by a son, Matthew George Epperson; an infant son; his parents; and a brother, Roy Epperson.
Pallbearers will be Sammy Wyers, David Swindle, Hugh Glaze, Mark Parham and Leslie Pope.
Honorary Pallbearers are other nephews and great-nephews.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Ronald Johnson
CORINTH – Ronald Gene Johnson, 62, died Friday, April 3, 2009, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Magnolia Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Lyle Hansberger
PONTOTOC – Lyle Hansberger, 87, died Friday, April 3, 2009, at his residence in Pontotoc. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Holland-Harris Funeral Directors of Tupelo.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Tupelo Chapel.

 

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