Obituaries April 10, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

Debra Hall
CLEVELAND, Tenn. – Deborah Daphine Hall, 54, died Thursday, April 5, 2012. She attended church at The Dwelling Place in Cleveland, Tenn.
She is survived by her husband, David Hall, and her son, Michael A. Hall, both of Cleveland, Tenn.; her father, Thomas Stanford, her sister, Rebecca Mayo (Alton), and nephew, Andy Mayo, all of New Albany.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Shirley Daphine Raines Stanford; and nephew, Pvt. Barry Wayne Mayo, who was killed in action while serving in Iraq.
Services were Monday, April 9, at the T.L. Lowery Global Ministry Center with Pastor Jamie Tuttle, Dr. T.L. Lowery and Pastor Mark Castro officiating.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at United Funeral Service in New Albany with the Rev. Jack Ezell officiating. Interment will follow in Glenfield Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home in New Albany.
Pallbearers will be Danny Burch, Tommy Burch, Tommy Raines, Doug Raines, Joe Raymond Jennings and Eddie Rodgers.
For online condolences, visit unitedfuneralservice.com.
Robbie Roberts
NEW ALBANY – Robbie Irene Hall Roberts, 80, died Monday, April 9, 2012, at her residence. She was born Nov. 8, 1931, in Tippah County to Robert Ellis Hall and Myrtle Irene Clark. She was a homemaker and a member of the Glenfield Baptist Church. She loved quilting and babysitting her grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Glenfield Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Lowery and the Rev. Jeff Lawrence officiating. Burial will be in the Glenfield Memorial Park. United Funeral Service in New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by two daughters Gail Roberts Willard (Terry) and Darlene Roberts McDonald (Keith), both of New Albany; three sisters, Helon Cook, Priscilla Goolsby and Faye Stanford, all of Ripley; two brothers, Carlton Hall and Drew Hall, both of Jackson; nine grandchildren, Jeff Willard (Julie), Lane Willard (Brittany), Sugi Wiltcher (Kurt), Lindsay Lawson (John David), Logan McDonald, Lauren McDonald, Brian McDonald, Pete Roberts (Ashley) and Jessica Lewis (Jim); nine great-grandchildren, Reese Roberts, Kaylea Lawson, Sierra Robbins, Ethan McDonald, Emma Grace Speck, Tucker Lewis, Dylan Lewis, Katie Lewis and Haley Page.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lowell Ray Roberts Sr.; a son, Lowell Ray Roberts Jr.; two sisters, Leone Stanford and Arah Hall; and two brothers, Wayne Hall and Robert Hall.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Willard, amp”Peteamp” Lowell Ray Roberts III, Brian McDonald, Logan McDonald, Jim Lewis, John David Lawson, Kurt Wiltcher and Lane Willard. Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of the Glenfield Baptist Church.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The body will lie in repose at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday.
For online condolences visit unitedfuneralservice.com.
Billie Witherspoon
BLUE SPRINGS – Billie Joyce Tynes Witherspoon died Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a member of Emmanuel Church of God in Christ where she served as president of the Pastor’s Aid and the Mother Board. She was born in the Bethany community in Guntown on May 30, 1935, to George and Corrie Tynes. She attended Guntown Colored Schools. She was the widow of Bunyum Witherspoon, She was a former cook for several restaurants in Lee County area. After retiring, In 1977 she became an entrepreneur and owned North Side Dairy Bar, Cup and Spoon, Harlem Grill, T. Culp amp& W’spoon, along with her children, retiring from the restaurant business in 2004. Her joy in life was serving God and her church, attending church functions, gardening and her family.
A life celebration service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Emmanuel Church of God in Christ with Pastor Jeremiah Penro officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethel Cemetery at Guntown. Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her children, Carlton (Linda) Witherspoon of Belden, Charles (Elizabeth) Witherspoon of Fremont, Calf., Jacqueline Witherspoon of Blue Springs, Michael (Patricia) Witherspoon of Kent, Wash., George (Sarita) Witherspoon of Tupelo, Dennis Culp of Kent, Wash., Jennifer Culp O’Neal of Tupelo, Angela Culp of Tupelo, Anthony Culp of Tupelo, Mary Culp and Wanda Freeman, both of Grand Rapids, Mich.; one sister, Udotsey Tynes Spears of Milwaukee, Wis.; two brothers, Earl Randle (Mary Lois) Tynes of Riverside, Calf., and Ivo Grayson Tynes of San Jose, Calf.; one uncle, Johnny William Tynes of Tupelo; two sisters-in-law, Emma Tynes of San Jose, Calif., Lucille Witherspoon of Tupelo; 30 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one sister, Margie Ruth Tynes Logan, one brother, Forrest Allen Tynes.
Viewing will begin at 3 p.m. today at the J.W. Porter’s Chapel with family and friends hour from 5 until 7 p.m. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service on Wednesday.
Online condolence can be made to the Witherspoon/Tynes family at www.grayson-porters.com.
Harolyn Staggers
STARKVILLE – Harolyn Virginia Sanders Staggers, 88, died Sunday, April 8, 2012.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Oddfellows Cemetery. Welch Funeral Home of Starkville is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time Wednesday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to SOAR (Starkville Oktibbeha Achieving Results), P.O. Box 80010, Starkville, MS 39759.
Hugh McFall
CALHOUN CITY – Hugh McFall, 82, died Monday, April 9, 2012, at his home. He was born Sept. 29, 1929, in Mississippi. He was a retired farmer.
Services will be at noon today at Pryor Funeral Home in Calhoun City with the Rev. Jimmy Vance officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Eloise McFall of Calhoun City; one daughter, Ronda Sykes (Randall Lamb) of Calhoun City; one son, Charles McFall of Calhoun City; two brothers, Barney McFall (Merle) and James McFall (Maxine), both of Calhoun City; two grandchildren, Alison Ivy and Patricia Eickelman.
He was preceded in death by his father, Barney McFall, and his mother, Myrtle Jones McFall.
Pallbearers will be Mike Wade, Barney Wade, Justin Wade, Jonathan Denley and Marshall McFall.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time today at the funeral home.
Neil Stroupe
HOLLY SPRINGS – Neil Johnson Stroupe, 79, died Sunday, April 8, 2012, in Holly Springs. He was born Feb. 3, 1933, in Benton County to Edward Johnson Stroupe and Ruth Simpson Stroupe. He was a member of the Church of Christ, and the owner and operator of Stroupe Feed Mill. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Ashland Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Eric Stroupe (Josephine) of Holly Springs; one daughter, Stephanie Stroupe of Cordova, Tenn.; two brothers, Garlon Stroupe of Ripley and Hal Stroupe of Holly Springs; three sisters, Grace Floyd of Ashland, Sandra Graves of Ripley and Brenda Williams of Southaven; five grandchildren.
He was precede din death by his wife, Patricia Ferrell Stroupe, and his parents.
Leave online condolences at wwwhsfuneralhome.com.
O’Neal Morelock
CORINTH – David Wayne O’Neal Morelock, 65, died Sunday, April 8, 2012, at Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at McPeters Funeral Directors in Corinth. Burial will be in the Hinkle Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Harold Boyd
TUPELO – Harold Lafayette “Pop” Boyd, 88, died Sunday, April 8, 2012, at Sanctuary Hospice House after a brief illness. He was born Aug. 29, 1923, in McNairy, Tenn., to J. L. and Lillie Plunk Boyd. He attended McNairy School and graduated from Bethel Springs High School. On Oct, 7, 1939, he married Sarah Mildred Smith. For 35 years he and his wife were the owners and operators of Boyd’s Flowers amp& Gifts and Boyd’s Wholesale Florist of Tupelo. He was a member of Tupelo Masonic Lodge 318, a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason, past president of the Lee County Shrine Association and member of Tupelo Flying Fez. He was a pilot and loved to fly. He was a member of West Main Church of Christ.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Minister Charles Tharp officiating. Burial will be in Tupelo Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred Boyd of Tupelo; one son, Bob Boyd (Robbie) of Furrs; three grandchildren, Kirk Boyd of Friendship community, William Boyd (Holly) of Tupelo and Susan Boyd Kershaw (Jeff) of Frisco, Texas; five great-grandchildren, Melissa Boyd McAnally (Jason), Taylor Boyd, Madeline Boyd, Carson Kershaw and Sarah Kate Kershaw; one brother, John Olen Boyd (Georgia) of McNairy, Tenn.; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Kenneth Boyd; one grandson, Mark Boyd; one sister, Rachel Hooper; and one brother, Herman Boyd.
Pallbearers will be Chuck Begnaud, Ken Kellum, Duke Loden, Earl Reese, George Boyd and Mike Boyd.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Frances Box
BRUCE – Frances Pryor Box, 79, died Sunday, April 8, 2012, at her home. She was born March 23, 1933, in Calhoun County. She was retired from Pontotoc Electric Power Association in Bruce after 20 years, 1973 to 1993. She was a member of Bruce First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hoyt Box, and her parents, Sam Denton Pryor and Lorene Bramlitt Pryor.
Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with Dr. Daniel Hathorne officiating. Burial will be in Bruce Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Lynn (Tim) South of Eupora; a son, David Hoyt Box )Yvonne) of Oxford; five grandchildren, Christina “Sunshine” McGreger, Laura Collins, Joseph Box, Tanner South and Taylor South; one great-grandchild, Noah McGreger; one sister, Barbara Parker of Southaven; one brother, Tom Pryor of Vicksburg; and a special friend, Elmo Chrestman of Bruce.
Pallbearers will be Joe Box, larry Collins Jr., Jeff McGreger, Kevin McGregor, John Parker III and Tanner South.
Online guest register can be signed at www.parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com
Sally Goodson
CLARKSDALE – Sally Jean Smith Goodson, 82, died on Saturday, April 7, 2012, at North West Mississippi Medical Center in Clarksdale. She was born April 5, 1930, to Sally Lou Griffin and Elbert Nathaniel Smith Sr. in Houston. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She was married to James W. “Dutch” Goodson, who preceded her in death on July 14, 2001.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Mathis officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery near Hamilton. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her son, William Goodson (Evelyn) of Clarksdale; three grandchildren, Dawn Johnson, Patricia Presley and Jerry Tierney; two great-grandchildren, Grant Cooley and Cody Bentley; and her sister, Dorothy Tate of West Point.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Elbert N. “Sonny” Smith Jr.; five sisters, Annie Carter, Susie Mae Goodson, Betty Crisler, Bobbie Lee Yesner and Hazel Smith.
Pallbearers will be Dennis Johnson, Grant Cooley, Cody Bentley, Johnny Tate, Michael Smith and Mark Smith. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Pat Burke and staff of NWMMC.
Friends may leave an online condolence at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.
Ruth Ford Robbins
Ruth Ford Robbins, 92, affectionately known as “Rob Rob,” was born on Sept. 10, 1919, to the late John Pickney Ford and Verline McAlister Ford. She departed this life on April 8, 2012, at Union County Health and Rehab, where she was tenderly attended by her family and the faithful medical staff.
She was a graduate of Tippah-Union High School. She worked as a practical nurse in the New Albany Hospital, where she met her beloved Norman E. Robbins. They were married in 1939 and together they joyfully reared their three children, Norma Ruth, John and Mike.
She devoted her life to Christian homemaking. She led by example as she loved the Lord and the Methodist Church. She was especially admired for her remarkable talent as a seamstress. She enthusiastically supported the many activities of her family with the church, school and community. She cherished her role as a wife, mother and later as grandmother and great- grandmother.” Her children arise and call her blessed.” Proverbs 31:28.
She faced life’s challenges with faith and courage. At age 52 she’ lost most of her sight and could no longer read, drive or sew. Two years later she faced her biggest challenge when her husband died. With the help of her Sovereign God, she was able to continue to live in the family home which she maintained until three years ago when she had a life-changing stroke. She was quick to tell you that in addition to John 3:16 her favorite Bible verse was 2 Corinthians 5:7 “For we walk by faith, not by sight.”
She is survived by her children, Norma Ruth (Judge Tom) Lee of Forest, John (Janice) Robbins of Germantown, Tenn., and Dr. Mike (Patty) Robbins of Jackson; six grandchildren, Elizabeth Lee (David) Maron and Stewart (Heather) Lee, both of Madison, Julie Robbins (Joel) Montgomery of Oxford, David (Meg) Robbins of Marietta, Ga., Dr. Kristin (Dr. David) Pritchard and Dr. Melissa Robbins of Memphis; and 11 great-grandchildren, Tom Lee III, Mollie Lee, Steven Lee, Michael David Lee, Claudia Ruth Maron, John David Pritchard, Joel David Montgomery, Eliza Montgomery, Ford Robbins, Mim Robbins and Roe Robbins; one sister, Ann Ford Barkley of New Albany, and numerous dear nieces and nephews, including her wonderful doctor, Tommy Barkley, and special nieces, ,Grace Provence and Sandra McCollum.
She fondly called Charles Jeter her third son. Charles and his wife, Rosemary Jeter, and Martha and Jerl Jeter were caring friends and helpers for her.
She was preceded in death by her husband Norman Robbins, in 1973, and her brothers, John Stephen Ford, William Clifford Ford, Walter B. “T Model” Ford and Dr. Ralph Ford.
Ruth Robbins’ family expresses heartfelt appreciation to the staff of Union County Health and Rehab, New Albany First Methodist and the many kind friends who have blessed her life with love and comfort.
Memorials may be made to Campus Crusade for Christ #0514891, P.O. Box 6286222, Orlando, FL 32862-8222, or First United Methodist Church Youth Fund, Box 156, New Albany, MS 38652.
A service celebrating her life will be held at 3 p.m. today, April 10, 2012, at the First United Methodist Church in New Albany with visitation in Wesley Hall from 1 to 3 p.m. Officiating will be the Rev. Barry Male, the Rev. Amanda Gordon and the Rev. David Robbins. After the service there will be a time of fellowship and remembrance in Wesley Hall.
Cornelius Sledge
OKOLONA – Cornelius Sledge died Friday, April 6, 2012, at the Aberdeen Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial of Okolona.
Lana K. Newcomb
CORINTH – Lana K. Newcomb, 58, died Saturday, April 7, 2012, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
There will be no service. Corinthian Funeral Home of Corinth is assisting the family.
Steven Hicks
RANDOLPH – Steven Hicks, 59, died Monday, April 9, 2012, at Pontotoc Community Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
Delana Smith
FRIARS POINT – Delana Marie Smith, 23, died Friday, April 6, 2012, at Behavioral Health Center in Batesville.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Wise Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora. Burial will follow in Bradford Chapel Cemetery in Grenada County.
Visitation will be from noon to service time today at the funeral home.
Hubert R. Fisher
CHARLESTON – Hubert R. Fisher, 97, died Friday, April 6, 2012, at the Charleston Nursing Home in Charleston.
Services were Monday, April 9, at First Baptist Church in Charleston. Burial was in Magnolia Garden in Charleston. Wells Funeral Home of Batesville was in charge of the arrangements.
Gerald Fox
COLUMBUS – Gerald Fox, 76, died Thursday, April 5, 2012, at Aurora Health and Rehab. He was born in Tupelo on March 22, 1936, to James Carter and Johnny Evelyn Fox. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He was a longtime employee of Babcock and Wilcox. He enjoyed genealogy and spending time with his family and his dog, Trouble.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Mississippi State Veterans Cemetery in Newton with Bro. Jim Sallee officiating. Lee Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Linda Gay Fox of Louisville and Conna W. Montgomery (Mac) of Pontotoc; one son, Cory Barnes of Santa Clara, Calif.; four grandchildren, M.J. Montgomery and Susanne Montgomery, both of Pontotoc, Celeste Barnes of Santa Clara, Calif., and Hayley Adamec (Will) of Dover, Tenn.; six great-grandchildren, Chase, Coledon and Amber Montgomery, Christian Self, Mckinley Adamec and Mace Sherwood.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Helen Taylor Fox; three sons, Gerald Lynn (Jerry) Fox, Scott Barnes and Timothy Barnes; and eight brothers and sisters.
Bobby Odum
VARDAMAN – John Robert “Bobby” Odum, 71, died Sunday, April 8, 2012, at Calhoun Health Services Nursing Home in Calhoun City. He was born Feb. 15, 1941, in Memphis. He was a retired furniture factory employee and a former member of the Vardaman Fire Department. He was a member of New Liberty Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at New Liberty Baptist Church with Bro. Jerry Lowery officiating and Bro. Jeff Harmon assisting. Burial will be in New Liberty Cemetery. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Vardaman is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce “Sue” Mitchell Odum of Vardaman, whom he married Nov. 9, 1962, in Pittsboro; a son, John Allen Odum (Gloria) of Calhoun City; four sisters, Reba Jewel Russell (Paul) of Abbeville, Martha Louise Shoffner of Philadelphia, Bessie Mae Russell (John) of Abbeville and Joyce Ann Buchanan (Freddie) of Bruce; a brother, Edward Junior (Mary) Odum of Abbeville; two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Edward Odum and Toxie Lee Culkin Odum; a daughter, Linda Kaye Odum; a sister, Mary Elizabeth Wait; and a brother, James Marion Odum.
Pallbearers will be Kenny Clanton, T.J. Clanton, Bryan Allen Long, Bub Long, Jacob Long and Kelly Sansing.
Visitation will be from noon to service time today at the church.
An online guest register can be signed at www.parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com.
Donna Haro
AMORY – Donna Haro, 52, died on Sunday, April 8, 2012, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center. Born on Oct, 17, 1959, in Dearborn, Mich., she was a daughter of the late Jesse Wilburn and Wanda Lee Purdom Ledbetter. She attended Leaf River, Ill., High School. She married Liverato Haro on Feb. 21, 1981. She worked as a CNA at a Mt. Morris, Ill., nursing home and at Beverly Healthcare in Amory. She also worked as a seamstress with Amory Garment. She was of the Pentecostal faith. Always seeing the best in people, she was a jovial and loving lady. With her life focused on family, she cherished spending time with her children and looked forward to all the family coming to her home on the weekends. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, reading, babysitting, and playing Farmville on the computer.
A celebration of life service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Minister Marshall Eubanks officiating. Burial will follow in Haughton Memorial Park.
She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Liverato Haro of Amory; daughters, Amanda Haro and Angelica Haro of Amory; son, Fermin Haro (Brigett) of Smithville; sisters, Lucy Agee of Becker, Beverly Clapper (Ralph) of Wingo, Ky., and Cathy Jimenez (Carmello) of Becker; brother, Richard Ledbetter of Amory; grandson, Jaden Haro; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Michael and Lucas Jimenez, Michael Ledbetter, Robbie Carson, Jesse Pool and Eric Keeton. Honorary pallbearers will be Jaden Haro and Miles Jimenez.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Rena Haro.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Leslie Berryhill
OLIVE BRANCH – Leslie C. Berryhill, 60, died Monday, April 9, 2012, at her home in Olive Branch. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.
Porter Blackwell
RIPLEY – Porter Blackwell, 91, died Friday, April 6, 2012, at the Tippah County Health Services in Ripley. He was born Jan. 26, 1921, in Tippah County to Henry Blake and Ethel Jones Blackwell. He was a self-employed pulp wood logger and a member of Union Grove Methodist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. military.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Union Grove Methodist Church in Ripley with the Rev. James Dye officiating. Burial will be in Boyd Cemetery. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two sisters, Geraldine Price of Sturtevant, Wis., and Bernice Thomas of Gadsden, Ala.; several nieces and nephews, whom he thought of as his children; two sisters-in-law, Hardie Blackwell of Gulfport and Anna Blackwell of Beloit, Wis.; and great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sally Etta Cox Blackwell; and his parents; nine sisters; and eight brothers.
Pallbearers will be Noconnoco Price, Stacey Brooks, Tracey Brooks, Thaddeus Powe, Phillip Adams, Jarvis Adams and James Blackwell.
Honorary pallbearers will be Calvin Cox, Rickey Cox, Broderick Colom, Robert Brooks, Joseph Brooks, Willie Cox, Jimmy Cox, Mark Cox, Duvell Price and Michael Orr.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time Wednesday at the church.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.
Hugh McDonald
NEW ALBANY – Hugh Burns McDonald, 75, died Sunday, April, 7, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Jan. 15, 1937, in New Albany to George and Zera Smithey McDonald. He was a member of Palestine Baptist Church. He was retired from Hillcraft Mfg.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Keownville Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Harrison and the Rev. Mike Benefield officiating. Burial will be in New Harmony Cemetery. United Funeral Service of New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Joyce Smith McDonald; four daughters, Melissa Butler (Jerry) of Okolona, Marilyn Morphis (Jimmy) of New Albany, Connie Mathis (Buddy) of Selmer, Tenn., and Bonnie Thweatt (David) of New Albany; three sons, Chris McDonald (Rhonda) of New Albany, Buddy McDonald (Brenda) of Long Beach and Danny McDonald (Rebecca) of Blue Mountain; one sister, Joann Butts of Oxford; three brothers, Ralph McDonald, Kenneth McDonald and James McDonald, all of New Albany; 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Clovis McDonald.
Pallbearers are Adam Baker, Charlie Frank Cullens, Ricky Sanford, Tommy Taylor, Lacy Mims, Earshell Windham and Ricky Jordan.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesday at Keownville Baptist Church.
For online condolences visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.
Daisy Russell
OXFORD – Daisy Olene Russell, 89, died Saturday, April 7, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.
Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. today at Coleman Funeral Home with graveside services following at St. Peters Cemetery in Oxford.
Memorials may be made to Oxford Medical Ministries Clinic, 205 S. Commerce Cove, Oxford, MS 38655.
Sarah Richardson
SHANNON – Sarah Kate Carouthers Richardson died Saturday, April 7, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial of Okolona.
Maezelle Watts
PONTOTOC – Volelia Maezelle Murphree Watts, 76, died Monday, April 9, 2012, in Pontotoc. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.