Obituaries April 12, 2009

Aileene A. Brisco
TUPELO – Aileene Adams Brisco, 91, died Saturday, April 11, 2009, at the Sanctuary Hospice House. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors of Tupelo.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home located on Jefferson Street in Tupelo.

Wayne Gray
NETTLETON – Eddie Wayne Gray, 59, died Friday, April 10, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Nov. 18, 1949, in Itawamba County to Will and Ida Mae Wright Gray. He was a lifelong resident of the Liberty Community, a self employed farmer and car salesman and a Pentecostal. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Chapel of Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton. Burial will be in the Jones Chapel Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Nettleton is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his mother, Ida Mae Wright Gray of Nettleton; two sisters, Kathy Alvis (Robert) of Nettleton; Ramona Laney (Jackey) of the Peaceful Valley Community; two brothers, Dickie Gray (Glenda) of Plantersville and Clodell Gray (Wanda) of Aberdeen; three half sisters, Earnestine Roberts of Amory, Lillian Freshour of Nettleton and Addeline Randolph of Pontotoc; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Will Gray, two half brothers, Wesley and Willie Gray; and a nephew, Andrew Laney.
Pallbearers will be Clodell Gray Jr., Teddy Lee Gray, Richard Gray, Jed Davis, Justin Laney and Jake Laney.
Charlie Gray will serve as honorary pallbearer.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com

Jeannette C. McKinney
VERONA – Jeannette McKinney, 84, died Friday, April 10, 2009, at the Countrywood Plantation in Mantachie after an extended illness. She was a lifelong resident of Lee County having grown up in the Shannon Community and later moving to Verona. She had been an active member, Sunday School teacher, and supporter of many activities of the First Baptist Church of Shannon. She was a graduate of Mississippi State University and taught at Shannon Elementary for a short period of time. As a former member of the Tupelo Country Club, she was an avid golf enthusiast and player. Other activities included traveling, both domestically and abroad, sewing and painting.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of Shannon with Bro. David Langerfeld officiating and Bro. John Box assisting. Burial will be in Lee Memorial’s Chapel of Faith Mausoleum. Lee Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Brenda Johnson (Stuart) of Tupelo; one son, Charles Gary McKinney (Nancy) of Weirsdale, Fla.; one brother-in-law, Billy McKinney (Katie) of Davie, Fla.; one sister-in-law, Juanita Dodson of Mantachie; 12 grandchildren, Shelley Farmer (Chase), Kinney Ferris (Michael), Jonathan McKinney, David McKinney (Elizabeth), Joseph McKinney, Emma McKinney, Benjamin McKinney, Luke McKinney, Mark McKinney, Eva McKinney, Heath Johnson, Kirk Johnson; one great-grandson, Charlie Farmer; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Charles Booker McKinney on November 25, 2005; her parents, Leroy E. and Emma Mae Crum; a grandson, Paul McKinney; and two brothers-in-law and a sister-in-law, William Elvin McKinney and wife Faye and Quinton Dodson.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time on Monday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Youth Group of First Baptist Church of Shannon.

Eddie J. Manning Sr.
WEST POINT – Eddie James Manning Sr., 63, died Thursday, April 7, 2009, at his residence. He was born Aug. 10, 1945, in West Point.
Services will be at 1 p.m Tuesday at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in West Point with Rev. Bobby Bowen officiating. Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Ollie Mae Manning of West Point; one son, Eddie James Manning Jr. of West Point; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene Manning Sr. and Everleana Manning; two brothers, Eugene Manning Jr. and Mack Henry Manning; and one sister, Juanita Mathenry Manning McGee.
Juanita Duke
CHESTERVILLE – Juanita Virginia “Sis” Duke, 81, died Friday, April 10, 2009, at the Community Hospice in Verona. She was born in the Auburn Community on Oct. 3, 1927, the daughter of the late Luke and Evie Kingsley McKinney. She married Cecil Duke of Chesterville on June 11, 1949, and he survives. The Duke’s made their home in Memphis, Tenn., for 28 years where she was employed in the clerical department of Marx and Bensdorf Mortgage Company. She graduated from Draughons Business College there and also taught at Hammond Hill Baptist School from 1975 to 1980. After returning to the Duke family farm in Chesterville in late 1979, she owned and operated the Honey Tree Day Care Nursery on Chesterville Road from 1981 to 1996. A member of the Chesterville Calvary Baptist Church, she enjoyed arts and crafts, canning and her flowers.
Services will be at 4:30 p.m. Monday from the Tupelo Chapel of Holland-Harris Funeral Directors with Bro. Wesley Stevenson officiating. A private burial will follow in Lee Memorial Park. Holland-Harris Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Cecil Duke; two daughters, Cynthia Duke of Chesterville and Lisa Duke Paul (David) of Philadelphia; a son, Richard Duke (Sulema) of Chesterville; seven grandchildren, Nicholas, Kellie, Angela and Andrew Duke and Jessica, Christopher and Meghan Paul; one sister, Mary Lehman (Dale) of Douglas, Ariz.; two brothers, L.J. McKinney (Margie) of Holly Springs and Bob McKinney (Barbara) of Okolona; two sisters-in-law, Martha McKinney of Shannon and Letty McKinney of Memphis, Tenn.; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Horace and Bill McKinney.
Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. today and will continue from 8:30 a.m. until service time on Monday, all at the Tupelo Chapel.
Memorials may be made to the Chesterville Calvary Baptist Church, 106 Doe Run Road, Tupelo, MS 38801.

Tulon McKee
IUKA – Tulon Bostick McKee, 73, died Thursday, April 9, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born April 18, 1935, to E.C. and Mary Lou Milford McKee. He served in the United States Army for two years. Following his military service he worked for Brach’s Candy Factory and Sears and Roebuck Co. in Chicago, Ill. He later returned to Iuka to begin a long career in dairy farming. Following retirement he still had a love for cattle and gardening. He was a member of the Tishomingo Cattleman’s Association and a member of Spring Hill United Methodist Church. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. With his outgoing personality, he will be truly missed by all who knew him.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Rev. J.B. Burns and Rick Foster officiating. Burial will be in the Rutledge-Salem Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Helen Knox McKee of Iuka; his son, Tulon McKee Jr. (Christy) of Corinth; daughter, Louise May (Pat) of Memphis, Tenn.; four brothers, Witt McKee (Betty), Ray McKee (Joyce), Clay McKee (Lajetta) and Billy Wayne McKee (Jeanie), all of Iuka; six sisters, Millie Nunley of Joliet, Ill., Rivers Bates of Iuka, Frances Wilson (Albert) of Iuka, Evelyn Whitehead (J.L.) of Dennis, Blondia Strachen (Willard) of Glen and Dot Timbes (Dean) of Alabama; one grandchild, Toni Steele of Corinth; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Charles Burns, Jimmy Trussell, Jimmy Smith, Charles Pardue, Jeff Schroeder, James Short, Dr. Ben Kitchens and Sidney Whitehurst.
Honorary pallbearers include the med of Spring Hill United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 607 West Main Street, Suite C, Tupelo, MS 38801, or by phone at (800) 227-2341.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com

James D. Holcomb
GOLDEN – James D. Holcomb, 28, died Friday, April 10, 2009, at his residence in Itawamba County. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.

George Wright
BATESVILLE – George “Ted” Wright died Friday, April 10, 2009, at his residence in Batesville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Hodges-Serenity Funeral Home of Oxford.
Junior Inmon
NETTLETON – William Junior Inmon, 78, died Saturday, April 11, 2009, at his residence after an extended illness. He was born March 22, 1931, in Lee County to Wiley and Valker Copeland Inmon. He was a lifelong resident of Nettleton, a retired employee of Tombigbee Electric Power Association and a member of the Nettleton First Baptist Church. He was a graduate of Shannon High School, an Army Veteran of the Korean War and a former member of the Nettleton Volunteer Fire Department, in which he once served as chief for a period of time.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Nettleton First Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Sims and Rev. Larry Davis officiating. Burial will be in the Lee Memorial Park in Verona. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Nettleton is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Annie Lee Edwards Inmon of Nettleton; one brother, Sammy Joe Inmon (Norene) of Nettleton; four sisters, Jane Rhudy (G.C.) and Martha Faye Inmon, all of Nettleton, Frances Warren of Shannon and Brenda Rogers (Eddie) of Dallas, Texas; one aunt, Bell Hester of Amory; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his son, Tommy Inmon; his parents; his father and mother-in-law, Rev. L.C. and Jimmie Edwards; and his brother-in-law, Dennis Warren.
His nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers will be the past and present employees of Tombigbee Electric Power Association.
Memorials may be made to the Nettleton First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 427, Nettleton, MS 38858.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the church.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com

Raymond L. Weeks
THAXTON – Raymond Leland Weeks, 78, died Thursday, April 9, 2009, at Methodist-University Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
Born in Lafayette County, he and his wife, Brenda, had returned to this area to live in 1972, from Huntsville, Ala. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He worked for many years as a mechanical designer/consultant.
During his career, he obtained two personal product patents and four company patents. He had his pilot’s license and various related ratings, which included instrument rating, multi-engine rating, airframe and engine rating. He was a member of the Masonic lodge and the American Legion.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel with Bob Brewer officiating. Burial will be in Laodicea Cemetery in Lafayette Springs. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda Bland Weeks of Thaxton; three sisters, Mary Lewis, Euella Williams and Elizabeth Crews, all of Oxford; three brothers, Jerry Weeks of Mississippi and Paul Weeks and James Weeks, both of Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rona and Gladys Weeks,.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1800 West Main Street, Tupelo, MS 38801.

J.W. McCoy
TUPELO – J.W. McCoy, 62, died Wednesday, April 8, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was the son of the late Jesse Henry and Malvoelar McCoy. He was a member of Bethel C.M.E. Church. He loved fishing, playing cards and dominoes.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Bethel C.M.E. Church in Guntown with Rev. Jeffrey Freeman officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Agnew & Sons Funeral Home of Verona is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Christopher Gates of Tupelo; two daughters, Vandetta Gates and Christine Gates, both of Tupelo; one stepdaughter, Tissus Horton of Tupelo; five sisters, Annie Helen Simmons of Harvey, Ill., Lois McCoy and Mary Brooks, both of Tupelo, Mary McCoy of Guntown and Mary Brunson of Shannon; three brothers, Cecil McCoy (Louise) of Harvey, Ill., Robert McCoy (Betty) of Saltillo and Bobby McCoy (Jean) of Chicago, Ill.; three sisters-in-law, Roberta McCoy, Gwendolyn McCoy and Lucille McCoy; one aunt, Clara Johnson of Tupelo; six grandchildren; and one special niece and caregiver, Patricia McCoy Layne (Chester) of Tupelo.
He was preceded in death by one grandson, Robert Antonio Stewart Jr.; four brothers, William, Jeff, James and Jesse Henry McCoy Jr.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. and will continue from 1 p.m. until service time at the church on Monday.
Family and friends may sign an online guest registry at www.agnewandsons.com

Edgar Coughran
NEW ALBANY – Edgar Coughran, 91, died Saturday, April 11, 2009, at the Sunshine Inn Nursing Home in Myrtle. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service.
Bill Pound
LONGVIEW – Bill Pound, 66, died Friday, April 10, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a sudden illness. He was born May 30, 1942, in Pontotoc County and later married Rosemary Ferrell on April 12, 1962. He was the retired Plant Manager of Cumulus Fibers. He was a member of Longview Baptist Church where he was chairman of the Deacons and taught Sunday School and Training Union. He also served on the Pontotoc County Baptist Association Board.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Longview Baptist Church with Rev. Clyde Pound, Rev. Tony Morrow and Rev. Johnny Sykes officiating. Burial will be in the Longview Cemetery. Baldwin-Nowell & Clark Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Rosemary Pound; his mother, Bertha Frost Pound; one son, Chuck Pound (Wendy); and one daughter, Crystie Hensley, all of the Longview Community; brothers-in-law, Odis Ferrell and Harold Ferrell (Sarah); sister-in-law, Loretta Lambert (Billy); sister, Regena Boyd (Barry) of Longview; brothers, Andy Pound (Dolly) of Bremen, Ga., Rev. Clyde Pound (Lynda) of Ingomar, Tommy Pound (Patricia), Keith Pound (Janice) and Mitchell Pound (Debbie), all of Longview; grandchildren, Kyle Pound, Kelsey Pound, Daniel Hensley, Ashley Hensley and Reed Hensley; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Quitman Pound; and his mother and father-in-law, Lewis and Bertha Ferrell.
Pallbearers will be Andy Pound, Tommy Pound, Keith Pound, Mitchell Pound, Rev. Clyde Pound and Barry Boyd.
Honorary pallbearers will be Deacons of Longview Baptist Church and Billy Putt.
Visitation will continue from 2 to 3 p.m. today at the church.

Ellie Germany
OKOLONA – Ellie Hollingsworth Germany, 70, died Friday, April 10, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. She was born May 1, 1938, in Smith County to the late John Willis and Cola Viola Hastings Hollingsworth. She had lived two years in Okolona moving from Carrolton, where she lived many years. She worked for over 20 years as a secretary and book keeper for the Pershing Chassaniol Cotton Factory. She was a member of the Bible Baptist Church in Greenwood. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved watching football and baseball on television, shopping, flowers and gardening.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery in Smith County with Bro. Rob Garland officiating. Holland-Harris Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her son, Johnny Germany (Cindy) of Carrolton; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Barbara Allen and Sarah Pucket (R.B.) of Morton; a special friend, C.B. Windham of Okolona, and his family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Archie; a daughter, Cathy Germany Daves on Sep. 13, 2007; a sister, Mertis Denton; and a brother, Sidney Lamar Hollingsworth.
Pallbearers will be John Germany Jeffrey Daves, Joseph Germany, Patrick Germany, Justin Daves and Dell Daves.
Visitation will be at the graveside after the service.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Angie LaBarge
OXFORD – Mrs. Angie Williams Pollard LaBarge, 78, died Saturday, April 11, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi.
Born in New Albany, she was the widow of Mr. Ernie LaBarge and preceded in death by her previous husband, James E. Pollard. She was a member of North Oxford Baptist Church and a member of the Ernie LaBarge Bullpen Club at Ole Miss. She was a retired fourth grade teacher at Oxford Elementary.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at North Oxford Baptist Church with Rev. Justin Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in Glenfield Cemetery in New Albany. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three daughters, Cheryl Pollard Brown (Wood) of Brandon, Chris Pasquale of Bruce and Barbara Turner of Jacksonville, Fla.; six sons, Bill Pollard (Debbie) of Oxford, Jimmy Pollard (Debi) of Tupelo, Ronnie Pollard of West Melbourne, Fla., Rusty LaBarge (Bonnie) of Cleveland, Ohio, Kevin LaBarge of Arlington, Va., and Michael LaBarge (Beth) of Denver, Colo.; 18 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home and will continue from 10:30 a.m. until service time at the church on Tuesday.
The family has requested that expressions of sympathy in Mrs. LaBarge’s memory be made to North Oxford Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1700, Oxford, MS 38655; or Ernie LaBarge Bullpen Club, P.O. Box 2693, University of Mississippi 38677.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com
Edna Tate
NEW ALBANY – Edna Louise Jumper Tate, 88, died Friday, April 10, 2009, at Darlington Oaks Community Hospice in Verona. She was born in Tippah County on Aug. 3, 1920, to the late Lon Jumper and Leona Bell Howard Jumper. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She was a member of the Bearen Baptist Church in Memphis, Tenn.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the United Funeral Service Chapel with Bro. Jerry Lowery officiating. Burial will be in the Glenfield Memorial Park. United Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three daughters, Jimmy Nell Yancey and Carolyn Williams (Rodger), both of New Albany and Linda Potts (Mike) of Myrtle; one brother, G.L. Jumper of Blue Springs; six grandchildren, David Yancey, Carol Brown, Glyn Holland, Melanie Holland, Jeremy Holland and Matthew Potts; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James Tate; one son, David Tate; and one grandchild, Scott Yancey.
Her grandsons and great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Nicholas Self will serve as honorary pallbearer.
For online Condolences and guest registry, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com

Charlotte Allen
PONTOTOC – Charlotte Latisha Rodgers Allen, 89, died Friday, April 10, 2009, at Sunshine Health Services. She was a founding member of West Pontotoc Pentecostal Church where she was a Sunday School teacher for over 60 years. She most recently attended First Pentecostal Church in Tupelo. She loved her family, gardening, flowers, fishing and shoes. She was “Mamaw” to everyone.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the West Pontotoc Pentecostal Church with Rev. Larry Hill, Rev. Steve Wilson and Rev. Cliff Jeter officiating. Burial will be in the West Heights Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, James Allen (Lola) and John Allen (Dee), both of Pontotoc; six grandchildren, Stephanie Edwards (Rusty), Mark Allen (Penny), Susan Permenter (Terrell) and John Allen Jr., all of Pontotoc, Kim Allen and Michelle Allen, both of Collierville, Tenn.; one step-granddaughter, Dawn Jeter (Cliff) of Ingomar; 12 great-grandchildren; and Martha Williams, a lifetime family friend and caregiver.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Travis Allen; a daughter, Bobbie Nell Allen; a granddaughter, Charlotte Ann Allen; and her parents, J.W. Rodgers and Frances Rodgers.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time today at the church.

Willie Mae Nutt
ASHLAND – Willie Mae Nutt, 87, died Saturday, April 11, 2009, at Briarcrest Extended. She was born May 8, 1921, in Hickory Flat to John A. Nutt and Emma Line Cox Nutt. She was a lifetime member of Ashland Baptist Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Ashland Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three brothers, Robert J. Nutt, Johnny F. Nutt and Van Dee Nut, all of Ashland; two sisters, Sallie Nutt Mason of Jackson and Martha Nutt Holliday of Ripley.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, William L. Nutt.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

 

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