Obituaries April 10, 2013

By NEMS Daily Journal

Nell Olive
BOONEVILLE – Nellie Berniece “Nell” Olive, 90, died Sunday, April 7, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was born Oct. 5, 1922, in Prentiss County to William Cleatus Michael and Lenora Taylor Michael. She was a factory worker in the shirt manufacturing industry, and she was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She enjoyed yard work.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Doug Rakestraw officiating. Burial will be in Gaston Cemetery.
She is survived by a daughter, Barbara McCoy of Booneville; two grandsons, Rusty McCoy (Carrie) and Jason McCoy (Cheryl), all of Thrasher; five great-grandchildren, Carley McCoy, Colton McCoy, Justin McCoy, Gabbie Hall and Gabe Hall; and two nieces, Mary Hampton of Bethel Springs, Tenn., and Neda Swader of Belmont.
Pallbearers are Sam McCoy, Kevin Eubank, David Anderson and Billy McCoy.
Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 301 N. Main St., Booneville, MS 38829, or Thrasher Baptist Church, 200 CR 1040, Booneville, MS 38829.

Rev. Danny McAlister
RIPLEY – The Rev. Danny Reese McAlister, 71, died Monday, April 8, 2013, at his home. He was born Jan. 25, 1942, to Albert Reese and Bessie Mae Wallis McAlister in New Albany. He was a minister for more than 59 years, preaching his first sermon at 12 years of age. He pastored churches in Mississippi, Illinois and Florida. With his wife and family he traveled over the United States, singing and recording gospel music. For the past 15 years he has battled numerous health issues.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Bro. Larry Murphy and Bro. Billy Studdard officiating. Burial will be in Tippah Memorial Garden in Ripley. McBride Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Shirley May Otterson McAlister of Ripley; one son, Danny McAlister Jr. (Barbara) of Springfield, Mo.; two daughters, Cheryl Jackson (Charles) of Ripley and Lora Minton (J.T.) of Pensacola, Fla.; two brothers, Jimmy McAlister (Paulette) of Falkner and Larry McAlister (Doris) of Ripley; three sisters, Nellie Gandy of Memphis, Linda Grisham (Dennis) of Dumas and Shelia South (Sam) of Ripley; nine grandchildren, Rickey Bryant Jr., Lucas Bryant and Tyler Bryant, all of Ripley, Michael Mitchell, Donald Mitchell (Courtney) and Sara Mitchell, all of Pensacola, Mandy Wiener (Charles), Heather Loyd (Adam) and Dannielle Spauling (Jacob), all of Memphis; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Sarah Ward; and one grandson, Jacob Bryant.
Pallbearers will be Charles Jackson, Mike Frazier, Travis Brady, Jimmy McAlister, Rickey Medlin, Rickey Bryant Jr., Lucas Bryant and Tyler Bryant.
Visitation will be from noon to service time today at the funeral home.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.

Amanda McGaughy
IUKA – Amanda Lynn Barnes McGaughy died Monday, April 8, 2013, at her home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Oak Hill Christian Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. McPeters Funeral Directors of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 1 p.m. to service time Thursday at the church.

Arementha Jenkins
OKOLONA – Arementha Jenkins passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. Born Oct. 18, 1945, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Allison Jenkins Sr.
She is survived by her two brothers, Allison (Joann) Jenkins Jr. of Hattiesburg and the Rev. Dr. Terwileger (Vera) Jenkins of Tampa, Fla.; a special aunt, Lizzette Holiday; a goddaughter, Carrie Turner of Clarksdale; two nieces, Claudia (William) Spigner of Riverview Fla., and Teresa (Ricky) Robinson of Okolona; two nephews, Allen (Kim) Jenkins of Hattiesburg and Jason (Xena) Jenkins of Tampa, Fla.; three great-nieces, Jazlyn Robinson of Okolona, Destiny Jenkins of Clarksdale and Gabriella Jenkins of Tampa, Fla.; three great-nephews, Tadarian Robinson of Okolona, Daron Jenkins of Jackson and Tristan Jenkins of Hattiesburg.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Chapel Grove East Church of Okolona. The Rev. Robert Williams will officiate. Williams Memorial of Okolona is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will continue at the funeral home until time for the service.

Fannie Smart
HOUSE SPRINGS, Mo. – Fannie Sue Smart, 76, died Saturday, April 6, 2013, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield, Mo. She was born June 6, 1936, to Frank and Mary Eaton Smart. She was a member of Jumpertown United Methodist Church and a teacher for 42 years. She was a member of NEA and Missouri Retired Teachers Association. She enjoyed reading the newspaper, fishing, talking on the phone, camping and traveling. Her most precious times were spent with family and friends. She is fondly remembered and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at McMillan Funeral Home in Booneville with Bro. Jason Franklin and Bro. Charles McGill officiating, and Madean Lambert delivering the eulogy. Burial will be in the Jumpertown Cemetery.
She is survived by her life partner, Carol Ann Brown of House Springs, Mo.; one sister, Betty Fay Wells of Jumpertown; two nieces, Monti Sue (Ken) Patten and Jeannean Wells, both of Jumpertown; two great-nephews, Bart (Brandey) Patten and Bret Patten; and one great-great-niece, Jasmine Patten.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother-in-law, Buddy Wells.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and until service time on Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 9370 Olive Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63132-3253.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
Sarah Martin
BOONEVILLE – Sarah Hunt Keeton Martin, 87, passed away Monday, April 8, 2013, in Booneville. A lifelong resident of Booneville, she was born Oct. 6, 1925. She graduated from Booneville High School during World War II. She attained a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from the University of Mississippi. For over 25 years she taught at Booneville High School. After retiring from teaching, she and her husband, Dewey, managed the Indianola Pecan House in Barnes Crossing Mall in Tupelo for many years. A wonderful cook, she baked many cakes and pies for her family and friends. Until the last few years, she was in charge of the kitchen at First Baptist Church when there was any type of gathering.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church with Dr. Lynn Jones officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by three daughters, Diane (Eddie) Miller of Gulfport, Linda (Joe) Camacho of Springfield, Va., and Genia (Danny “Shorty”) Mincey of Corinth; seven grandchildren, Owen (Hollie) Miller of Gulfport, Camille (Faris) Hawit of Owings, Md., John David Camacho of New York, N.Y., Angelia (Jesse) Huff of Kossuth, Dannah Mincey of Kossuth, Danny Mincey II of Memphis and Dewey (Liz) Mincey of Kossuth; seven great-grandchildren, Martin Merritt, Keeton Merritt, Henry Miller, Hayden Huff, Luke Hawit, Nolan Hawit and South Mincey.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lindsey and Ruth Keeton; her husband of 62 years, Dewey Martin, who passed away in 2006; two grandsons, Martin Reid Mincey and Matthew Lindsey Miller; two brothers, John and Jimmy Keeton; one sister-in-law, Louise Keeton; and her mother-in-law and father-in-law, George and Artie Martin.
Pallbearers will be Danny Mincey II, Dewey Mincey, Owen Miller, John David Camacho, Jesse Huff, Danny Mincey, Joe Camacho and Eddie Miller. Honorary pallbearers will be William Scott, Bill Barnett, Jason Yarber, Jackie Smith, Travis Browder, Bob Griffin, Jerry Keeton and David Bolen.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Visitation will continue one hour prior to service at the church on Thursday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in Booneville.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

Charles Imbler Jr.
TUPELO – Charles V. “Chuck” Imbler Jr., 56, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at Cedars Rehab Center after a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.

Carl Ballard
SHANNON – Carl Ballard, 72, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at his home after a sudden illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.
Tracy Upton
NEW ALBANY – Tracy Smith Upton, 41, died Monday, April 8, 2013, at her residence in New Albany. She was born on Dec. 10, 1971, in Hamilton, Ala. She was a Christian and a member of Wells Chapel Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Wells Chapel Church in New Albany with Bro. Terry Rodgers and Bro. Michael Lumpkin officiating. Burial will follow in Wells Chapel Cemetery. Baldwin Nowell Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her parents, Joe and Nora Emilie Shotts Lumpkin; one son, William Upton, all of New Albany; two sisters, Karla Lumpkin Rodgers (Terry) and Kim Lumpkin McFarling (Steve); four brothers, Michael Lumpkin (Kathy), David Lumpkin (Bethany), Kyle Lumpkin (Kristina) and Joseph Lumpkin (Darcy); and 19 nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her dad, Terry J. Smith; her grandparents, Clay and Kattie Shotts, Selmer and Mary Marvelene Smith, and J.F. and Overa Lumpkin.
Pallbearers will be her brothers, her son and the men of Wells Chapel Church.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. today at the church.

John Murphy
ABBEVILLE – John Murphy, 74, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

Denise Gibens
CORINTH – Denise Gibens died Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Memorial Funeral Home of Corinth.

Bennie Cohran
OXFORD – Bennie Cohran, 59, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

Kenny Bishop
NEW ALBANY – Kenny Bishop, 61, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service of New Albany.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Arthur Walker
CORINTH – Arthur Walker, 58, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel.

Henry Collins
HOLLY SPRINGS – Henry Clay Collins, 86, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs.

Beverly Orr
BURNSVILLE – Beverly Glidewell Orr, 55, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Ludlam Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka. Burial will be in Temple Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Burnsville.
Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Agnes Conwill
TREMONT – Agnes Conwill, 84, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home in Red Bay, Ala.

Billy Joe Tigrett
BLUE MOUNTAIN – Billy Joe Tigrett, 58, died Monday, April 8, 2013, at Golden Living Center in Ripley. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ripley Funeral Home.

Marjorie Hearns
ABERDEEN – Marjorie R. Hearns, 69, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen.

Charles Eacholes
CEDAR BLUFF – Charles William Eacholes, 87, died Thursday, April 4, 2013, at his home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Lower Prairie Creek M.B. Church. Burial will be in Watkins Cemetery. Carter’s Mortuary Services of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.