Obituaries April 1, 2010

Janice Churchill
PONTOTOC – Janice Gwen Churchill, 55, died Tuesday, March 30, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in New Albany. She attended Crossroads Praise and Worship Center in the Lonestar community. She was a piano player and singer with the Daughters of Zion. She was a kind and loving woman who thought of others before herself. She loved her family very much, and was loved by everyone who knew her.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Lighthouse Apostolic Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in Pontotoc. Bro. David Bishop will officiate. Burial will be in the Shady Grove Cemetery at Hurricane. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Mike Smith of Thaxton and Randy Smith of Columbus; several grandchildren; three sisters, Judy King, Betty McCain and Shirley Harris; six brothers, Gene Gann, Tommy Gann, Bobby Gann, Johnny Gann, Robert Gann and Kenneth Gann; her best friend, Chris Heffener.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Brance Loyd Gann and Lena Mae Gann; two sisters, Alpha Oswalt and Linda Culver; two brothers, Raymond Gann and Troy Gann; and a granddaughter, Breanna Gail Smith.
Pallbearers will be Scott Hill, Tim Gann, Jerry Gann, Chris Bishop, B.J. Self and Ricky Gann.
Visitation will be at Lighthouse Church from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to service time Friday.

David Kimbrough Sr.
CHICAGO – David Kimbrough Sr., 54, died Sunday, March 28, 2010, at St. Bernard Hospital in Chicago.
Services will be at noon Friday at Greenwood M.B. Church in Lamar. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.

Elzie Shuemaker
NEW ALBANY – Elzie Shuemaker, 69, died Tuesday, March 30, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany.
Lynn Chilcoat
FULTON – Otis Lynn Chilcoat, 67, died Tuesday, March 30, 2010, at his home. He was born Aug. 29, 1942, in Itawamba County to Galager Bryan and Inez Johnson Chilcoat. He worked in the timber industry as a logger. An avid hunter, he enjoyed fishing, gardening and playing with his dogs. He was a Baptist.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jason Watts and Bro. Caster Buse officiating. Burial will be in Sandy Springs Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 31 years, June Crabtree Chilcoat of Fulton; two daughters, Sherry (Albert) Johnson of Fulton and Cindy (J.C.) Torrence of Golden; five grandchildren, Michael, Dustin, Lindsey, Mallory and Austin; three great-grandchildren, Dakota, Emma and Eli; one brother, Wade Chilcoat of Fulton; and three sisters, Bobby Gambill of Booneville, Odra Hamilton of Mantachie and Sarah Davis of Mantachie.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Ben, Walker, Forrest and James Bryan Chilcoat; and four sisters, Orpha Chilcoat, Linnie Flemmons, Dorothy Turner and Lizzie Cockrell.
Pallbearers will be Michael Osbirn, Mike Roberts, Danny Raper, Jeff Hill, Marty Johnson, Albert Johnson, Caleb Waddle and Chris Puckett.
Honorary pallbearers will be D.T. Ivey, Bryan Waddle, Bud Gunter, Austin Johnson, Reggie Waddle, Jack Chilcoat, Daniel Campbell and Jackie Johnson.
Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to service time today.

Annie Laura McAlister
COTTON PLANT – Annie Laura Whiteside McAlister, 82, died Tuesday, March 30, 2010, at the Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. She was born in Union County on May 24, 1927, to William Anderson “Will” Whiteside and Guyeula Roberts Whiteside. She was a retired factory worker for Piper Impacts. She loved sewing, cooking and working in her garden. She was a member of the Bethlehem United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at United Funeral Service Chapel with Bro. Jerry Lowery and Bro. Lyndle Davis officiating. Burial will be in Glenfield Memorial Park. United Funeral Service of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three daughters, Peggy Patterson (Johnny) of Myrtle, Linda Snipes (David) of Cotton Plant and Wanda Smith (Phil) of New Albany; one son, Paul McAlister (Cathy) of Cotton Plant; two sisters, Doris Smith of Keownville and Sarah Stroud of Enterprise; one brother, Johnnie Whiteside of Arkansas; five grandchildren, Chad Snipes, Lacosta Watson, Shanda Ghoul, Jennifer McAlister and Blake Smith; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Eston McAlister; and one son, Bobby Whiteside.
Pallbearers will be David Snipes, Johnny Patterson, Phil Smith, Chad Snipes, Blake Smith, Tim Watson, and Ben Ghoul.
For online condolences, visit www.unitedfuneralservi.net.

Winnie Chism
WEST POINT – Winnie Lois Ivey Fulgham Chism, 79, died Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born March 28, 1931, in Clarke County to Winnie Easter Sowers Ivey and William Eugene Ivey. She worked at Calvary Baptist Daycare with the Bed Babies. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Dr. James Towery officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in West Point.
Survivors include one daughter, Rita Fulgham Jennings (Eddie) of West Point; two grandchildren, Douglas Heath Jennings and Whitney Jennings Chambers (Lee); two stepsons, Albert Dale Chism Jr. and Kerry Chism, both of West Point; one sister, Nelda Ivey Pugh (Hal) of Cedar Bluff; one brother, William Dan Ivey of West Point; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-laws, Herbert Fulgham of Columbus, Victor Chism of West Point, Lynn Chism of Columbus, Daisy Burka of Berwick, Pa., Hilda Berry of Columbus and Linda Miller of Starkville.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Thomas Marvin Fulgham and Albert Dale Chism Sr.; her parents; a brother, Earl Eugene Ivey; and a stepson, Joey Chism.
Pallbearers will be Danny Ivey, Bill Ivey, Ronnie Ivey, Roger Ivey, Kevin Pugh and Nolan Whitt.
Memorials may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House, P. O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38803.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Calvert Funeral Home.
Friends may leave a Memory Message at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.

Richard Casady
OXFORD – Richard David Casady, 64, died Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.
A gathering of friends and family will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Avent’s Park in Oxford to celebrate Mr. Casady’s life. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Cleo Cannon
CEDAR BLUFF – Cleo A. Cannon, 84, died Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at his home in Cedar Bluff. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Calvert Funeral Home of West Point. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Randy A. Wheeler
SALTILLO – Randy A. Wheeler, 52, died Monday, March 29, 2010, at the Memphis V.A. Medical Center after an extended illness. A native of Michigan City, Ind., he was born April 25, 1957, to William Curtis and Patricia Ann Westphal Wheeler. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He worked many years for Gibson Container and later drove a dump truck until his health failed. He was an avid NASCAR and Dale Earnhardt fan, and enjoyed riding motorcycles, watching football, boating and water skiing. He was known for his free spirit and love of the outdoors.
Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at The Saltillo Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Rev. Tim Winters officiating.
Survivors include two daughters, Rachel Wheeler of Guntown and Brittney Carrillo Wheeler of Saltillo; the mother of his children, Darlene Wheeler of Guntown; two sisters, Sherry Sims (Pat) of LaPorte, Ind., and Brenda Brooks of Saltillo; one brother, Michael Wheeler (Dennis) of Phoenix, Ariz.; one niece, Michelle Sims of Lake Piomingo; his best friends, Thomas Graham of Dorsey and David Clark of Saltillo; five grandsons, Dylan Garrison, Jasob Garrison, Hunter Keith, Brayden Keith and Hilario “Lala” Carrillo; his parents, W.C. “Dub” and Patricia Wheeler of Lake Piomingo.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to service time Friday at the Saltillo Funeral Home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Nina Hand
AMORY – Nina Crosby Hand, 41, died Tuesday, March 30, 2010, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. She was born June 17, 1968, to Bobby Crosby and Louise Vice Crosby in Aberdeen. She was a lifelong resident of Monroe County, where she was a homemaker. She graduated from Hamilton High School in 1986. She was a member of Becker Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today in the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Bro. Randy Spencer and Bro. P.J. Mortensen officiating. Burial will be in Sullivan Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Sam Hand of Amory; one son, Samuel Matthew Hand of Amory; her father, Bobby Crosby, and stepmother, Gloria Jean Crosby, of Amory; two brothers, Donny Crosby and wife, Cheryl, of Tuscumbia, Ala., and Tommy Crosby of Amory; nieces and nephews, Chad Crosby, Regan Crosby, Regina Crosby and Brittany Crosby.
She was preceded in death by her mother; a brother, David Crosby; and her grandmother, Roxie Crosby.
Pallbearers will be Jay Cowley, Joey Lockhart, Steven Reeves, Eddie Pennington, Billy Prestage, David Crosby and Greg Edwards.
Sign the register and send condolences online at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Hattie Coleman
BLUE SPRINGS – Hattie Pearl Coleman, 68, died Friday, March 26, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born June 9, 1941, in Lee County to Curley Banks and Minnie Scott. She was a lifelong member of Red Hill M.B. Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Red Hill M.B. Church in Blue Springs with Pastor Willie Bogan officiating. Burial will be in Red Hill Cemetery. N.L. Jones & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by one son, Bonnie Wayne (Michelle) Coleman of Verona; two daughters, Terrie Coleman of Blue Springs and Juanita (Curtis) Perkins of Amory; two brothers, Eric Osborn and Lee Osborn of Iowa; 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; a special godson, Ike Shawver; a special goddaughter, Tamika Shawver; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bonnie Ray Coleman; her parents; and three brothers, Jimmy Scott, James Osborn and Ben Osborn.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the Eck & Georgia Shumpert Memorial Chapel at the N.L. Jones Funeral Home in Tupelo. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service time.
To sign the guestbook, visit www.nljonesandson.com.

Olive Gibson
RED BAY, Ala. – Olive Mae Gibson, 85, died Tuesday, March 30, 2010, at the Red Bay Hospital. She was born Sept. 25, 1924, in Mississippi to Braxton and Ruby Ryan Rayburn. She was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church of Red Bay, Ala.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay with Bro. Larry Hill officiating. Burial will be in Red Bay City Cemetery.
Survivors are her son-in-law, Steve Elliott of Red Bay, Ala.; three grandsons, Brandon Elliott (Rebecca) of Booneville, Blake Elliott of Red Bay and Keith Gibson (Dana) of Biloxi; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Chevis Gibson; a son, Dennis Gibson; and a daughter, Rhonda Gail Elliott.
Pallbearers will be Keith Gibson, Randy Elliott, Tracy Elliott, Brandon Elliott, Blake Elliott and Mark Gibson.
Visitation will continue until service time today at the funeral home.

Bernice Berry
MATHISTON – Bernice Berry, 85, died Tuesday, March 30, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Eupora.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora. Burial will be in the Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery in Webster County.
Guy Spain
BOONEVILLE – William Guy Spain, 27, died Wednesday, March 31, 2010, as the result of an automobile accident. He was born March 29, 1983, to Bill and Jeanice Johnson Spain. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Booneville and a farmer. He was a 2001 graduate of Booneville High School, where he played on the 1999 State Champion baseball team. He loved the outdoors, where his passions were hunting, fishing and running his dogs. He enjoyed working in the field with his father and grandfather on the family farm.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at the Gaston Baptist Church with Bro. Matt Brown officiating. Burial will be in Osborne Creek Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his parents, Bill and Teri Spain, and Jeanice and Mitchell Pounders; his grandparents, Elton and Jewel Johnson, Billy Orvil and Marie Spain; his stepgrandparents, Edith Kendrick, and Roy C. and Joyce Pounders; two sisters and their husbands, Jennifer and Mark Doleac, and Jessica and Justin Taylor; stepsister, Beth Hughes and husband, Joey; stepbrother, J.P. Pounders and wife, Leslie.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Guy and Doris Robertson, and Orvill and Quay Spain; uncle, David Spain; and stepgrandfather, George Kendrick.
Pallbearers will be Daniel King, Jerod Saylors, Bryce Lott, Justin Tapp, Casey Harber and Blake Spain. Honorary pallbearers will be Alex Young, Mitchell Davis and B.J. Smith.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and until noon Friday at McMillan Funeral Home. The body will lie in state at the church beginning at 1 p.m. Friday.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the National Wildlife Federation, 11100 Wildlife Center Drive, Reston, VA 20190.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

Lucille Smith
BALDWYN – Lucille Smith, 93, died Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a seamstress and the oldest member of Parkview Baptist Church.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Brazeal and Bro. Felix Hutcheson Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery.
She is survived by two daughters, Peggy Fowler Rakestraw of Guntown and Sarah Diane Hall (Paul) of Baldwyn; two sisters, Ruth Martin and Dorothy Jones; special son-in-law, Tommy Joe Smith; 18 grandchildren, Lesa Malone Phillips, Steve Malone (Tammy), Greg Malone (Sandra), Brandon Malone, Vaness Vinson Brazeal (Mike), Vicki Vinson Shouse (WC), Mike Vinson (Marsha), Matt Smith, Alanna Smith Spradling, Paul Hall (Susan), Jennifer Posey (Andy), Marty Fowler, Bud Fowler, Rick Fowler, Allison Fowler Parker, Becky Fowler Winters (George) and Robert Rakestraw; 30 great-grandchildren, Jake Brazeal, Jason Brazeal, Corey Shouse, Erika Vinson, Ryan Vinson, Zak Spradling, Bailey Spradling, Callie Spradling, Geoffrey Phillips, Jason Malone, Zack Malone, Matt Malone, Tyler Kidd, Riley Rakestraw, Reed Rakestraw, Torie Malone, Anna Malone Darby, Alicia Malone, Stevie Hurd, Shawn Hurd, Zack Fowler, Autumn Fowler, Michael Phillips, Cody Parker, Jodi Lanphere, Gabe Winters, Clay Hall, Carter Hall, Avery Hall and Brianna Posey; 11 great-great-grandchildren, Heath Brazeal, MacKenzi Brazeal, Baylor Phillips, Tucker Phillips, Reed Darby, Natalie Parker, Issac Malone, Hanna Malone, Bre Malone, Tristen Hurd and Haley Hurd.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Woodrow “Red” Malone, and second husband, J.W. “Jake” Smith; one son, Woodrow Malone Jr.; one daughter, Joann Vinson Smith; and one grandchild, Mark Smith.
Pallbearers will be Steve Malone, Greg Malone, Mike Vinson, Bud Fowler, Rick Fowler, Paul Hall, Marty Fowler and Brandon Malone.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jake Brazeal, Jason Brazeal, Cody Parker, Zack Fowler, Matt Malone, Zack Malone, Robert Rakestraw, Jason Malone, Michael Phillips, Geoffrey Phillips, Corey Shouse and Clay Hall.
Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home.

Jon Binning Sr.
BYHALIA – Jon Carey Binning Sr., 62, died Tuesday, March 30, 2010, at his home in Byhalia. He was born Nov. 8, 1947, in Louisiana. He was a Baptist and an electrician.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Byhalia with Bro. Tommy Snyder officiating. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Mellissa Hammond Binning of Byhalia; four daughters, Michele Binning and Misty Lane, both of Metairie, La., and Brandi Binning and Melissa O’Quinn, both of Southaven; three brothers, Ira Binning of Walker, La., Earl Binning and Greg Binning, both of Baton Rouge, La.; three sisters, Vivian Binning, Marian Binning and Becky Binning, all of Louisiana; and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jon Binning and Betty Margaret Woods; and a son, Jon Carey Binning Jr.

Amechie Lowe
AMORY – Amechie Gerel Lowe, 27, died Tuesday, March 30, 2010, as the result of a motorcycle accident. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Darden and Sons Funeral Home of Amory.
Tom Holland
FLORENCE, Ala. – Jerry “Tom” Holland, 67, died Tuesday, March 30, 2010, at Helen Keller Hospital.
Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Al. Burial will be in Berry Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 3 to 3:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Wayne C. Earnest
OKOLONA – Wayne Carrol “Sonny” Earnest, 73, died Tuesday, March 30, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born April 21, 1936, to Woodrow and Eula Earnest. He was a lifelong resident of Okolona. He was a retired farmer, and he owned and operated Earnest Discount Grocery for many years. He was a member of Van Vleet Baptist Church. An avid hunter and fisherman, he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his kids and grandkids.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Waymon Betts officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include two daughters, Stacy Hammett of Cordova, Tenn., and Tina Earnest Murphy (Kelly) of Okolona; one son, Coty Lynn Earnest of Okolona; one stepdaughter, Linda Jackson (Rex) of Okolona; one stepson, Ricky Blissard of Okolona; one sister Doris Gaskin (John) of Okolona; one brother, William G. Earnest (Peggy) of Okolona; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Annie Lois Earnest; and two brothers, Woodrow Earnest Jr. and Harold L. Earnest.
Pallbearers will be Jackie Hall, Lamar Phillips, Tim Berry, Roy Hill, Jeff Worthy and Jerry Papkie. Honorary pallbearers will be David Gaskin, Chet Gaskin, Terry Gaskin, Jason Cruse, Will Earnest, Sammy Lee Earnest, Mitch Earnest, Pete Earnest and Jimmy Lancaster.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.leememorialonline.com.

Mildred Crow
BOONEVILLE – Mildred Louise Crow, 84, died Tuesday, March 30, 2010, at the Landmark Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Booneville. She was born Aug. 23, 1925, in Prentiss County to Jimmy R.C. Wigginton and Mary Etta Franklin Wigginton. She was a factory worker. A member of East Prentiss Baptist Church, she had attended Martin Hill Free Will Baptist Church for over 40 years. She enjoyed flowers, gardening and cooking.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jackie Whitley Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Martin Hill Cemetery.
She is survived by a son, Danny Crow (Rebecca) of Clarksville, Tenn.; a daughter, Pat Walden (Tommy) of Booneville; a brother, Bill Wigginton (Irene) of San Antonio, Texas; a sister, Barbara Walden of Booneville; a granddaughter, Molly Wren (Chris) of Booneville; a great-grandson, Corbin Wren of Booneville; and a sister-in-law, Nancy Wigginton of Dennis.
She was preceded in death by her husband, R. V. Crow, in 2006; a brother, Herman Wigginton; and a sister, Polly Wigginton.
Pallbearers are Chris Wren, Tommy Walden, Mark Walden, Price Walden, Korey Cunningham, Doug Crow and Tony Crow.
Jacquelyn Bray
CLOVIS, Calif. – Jacqui “Jacquelyn” Opal Gist Bray, 78, died Saturday, March 27, 2010, at her home after a long illness. She was born on Feb. 21, 1932, in Itawamba County to Avos Harvey and Alva Marilla West Gist. A native of Mississippi, she had lived in California for the past 30 years. She was the former president and owner of P.M.I. Trucking Company in Beaumont, Calif. She was a member of the Elks Lodge for the past 11 years and a Baptist. She enjoyed going fishing, traveling and being with her family.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Butler Cemetery in Golden with the Rev. Horace Barnes officiating. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Nettleton is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Jacqui B. Jensen of Tucson, Ariz.; one son, Ronald K. Jensen of Wonder Valley, Calif.; 26 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Joseph Bray; her parents; one son, James Avos Albert Jensen; and two sisters, Inez Turley (Cliff) and Christine Kidd.
Pallbearers will be Clyde Gist, Jimmy Gist, Bill Gist, Chris Gist, Cory Gist and Jerry Guess.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry online at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Ray McAllister
ATLANTA – Ray McAllister died Tuesday, March 30, 2010, in Atlanta. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial of Okolona.

Betty Thompson
OKOLONA – Betty Thompson died Tuesday, March 30, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial of Okolona.

Gene Shepard
RIENZI – Gene Shepard, 74, died Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel in Corinth.

Ruby Patterson
CORINTH – Ruby Ann Patterson, 80, died Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at the Methodist Center in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel.

Rhonda Spain
BOONEVILLE – Rhonda Faye Spain, 42, died Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at her home. She was a member of the Osborne Creek Baptist Church. She attended Wheeler Baptist Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Johnny Hancock officiating. Burial will be in the Osborne Creek Cemetery.
Survivors include her parents, Guy W. and Peggy A. Spain; her grandmother, Sadie Popovich of Jumpertown; two sisters, Sonya (Gene) Gilley of Booneville and Robin (Jim) Weaver of Charlotte, N.C.; two brothers, Bucky (Nonie) Smith of Charleston and Matt (Dana) Smith of Theo.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Faye Sharpe Spain.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and until service time Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Gideons International.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

Freeman Johnson
IUKA – Freeman Johnson, 69, died Monday, March 29, 2010.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Ludlam Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Iuka.

Vida Holley
WALNUT – Vida Vernon Holley, 88, died Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at her daughter’s home in Union Grove, Ala. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home in Ripley. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Bertha Aston
LOUISVILLE – Bertha G. Lunceford Aston, 82, died Tuesday, March 30, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in Columbus.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Pryor Funeral Home in Calhoun City. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Calhoun County. Porter Funeral Home of Louisville is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Pryor Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
To sign the online guest register, visit www.porterfuneralhome.net.