By NEMS Daily Journal
NETTLETON – Joshua Bradley Swann, 27, died Thursday, April 11, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born July 17, 1985, to Michael Wayne Swann and Teresa Daugherty Buse. A lifelong resident of the surrounding Tupelo area, he attended school in Saltillo and worked as a roofer. He was free spirited, enjoyed sports, and was a jokester. He loved his daughter and family. Joshua attended Saltillo First Baptist Church. Josh was a giver of life even in death as an organ and tissue donor.
A celebration of life service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 14, 2013, in the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Ted Burcham officiating. Private burial will follow in Maxcy Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 11 a.m. to service time only. Holland Funeral Directors is entrusted with arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Stephanie Swann of Pontotoc; one daughter, Montyna Swann of Pontotoc; his father, Mike W. Swann of Pontotoc; his mother, Teresa Buse (Greg) of Nettleton; four brothers, Michael Daugherty (Amanda) of Tupelo, Zack Bennett of Nettleton, Michael Swann Jr. and Jakob Swann, both of Pontotoc; two sisters, Beth White (Kenneth) of Fulton and Natalie Swann of Pontotoc; his grandparents, Maxwell Daugherty (Francis) of Mantachie and Mary DeCanter (Allen) of New Albany; a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and other near relatives; special friend, Casey. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Ann Daugherty, and uncle, Brian Daugherty.
Pallbearers will be Jason Rush, Adam Christian, Corey Armstrong, Chris Murrell, Nathan Tidwell and Bryant White. Honorary pallbearer will be Baby Girl.
Memorials may be made to Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency, 110 S. Broadway, Tupelo, MS 38801; or to LeBonheur Foundation, P.O. Box 41817, Memphis, TN 38174.
Condolences may be emailed to email@example.com.
NEW SITE – On April 11, 2013, Debra Jean Stacy Johnson took Jesus’ hand and transcended safely home. She died at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Prentiss County on March 14, 1953, to David and Marie Stacy. She graduated from New Site High School and lived in the community most of her life. She was a faithful member of East Prentiss Baptist Church. She lived her life with enthusiasm and an infectious smile. She touched so many lives and was a blessing to everyone she met. On July 29, 1972, she married and shared her life and dreams with her husband Larry. She worked at the Merle Norman in Booneville for many years. She loved helping people look their very best. She was a coach’s wife who totally supported her husband and his teams. She was a friend and wonderful role model for her two children, Christie and Alan. Her love was a constant guide for them, but her brightest smile was for her granddaughter, Campbell Claire Holly. She loved being a grandmother. Whatever Campbell wanted, Deb wanted. She loved flowers, cooking for her family, and enjoyed all of God’s beautiful gifts.
A celebration of her life will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 14, 2013, at McMillian Funeral home in Booneville, officiated by the Rev. Mike Johnson and the Rev. Ronnie Hatfield. Burial will be at Siloam Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the New Site Royals men’s basketball team. Visitation will be held today, April 13, 2013, from 5 to 9 p.m. at McMillian Funeral Home in Booneville.
Missing her are her husband, Larry; daughter, Christie and husband, Chuck; son, Alan and wife, Stephanie; granddaughter Campbell; and her mother, Marie Stacy. She is also survived by her sisters and brothers, Ruth Green (Larry), Sue Riddle (Stan), Molly Fooshee (Hugh), Linda Dewald, Cheryl Sparks (Dwight), Jackie Stacy, Lloyd Stacy (Johnnie), Stan Stacy (Gina) and Dan Stacy. Her sisters-in-law include Joyce Waddle, Reba Downs (Randle), Barbara Lee (Fred), and brother-in-law Richard Johnson (Ann). Other survivors include aunts and uncles and a host of nieces and nephews that always felt Aunt Deb’s love and prayers. She also had three special friends, Becky Lambert, Elaine Breedlove and Carolyn English.
Those waiting to greet and welcome her home are her father, David Stacy; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Gretchen and Thermon Johnson; her sister-in-law, Diane Johnson. Jesus – the name above all names!
PONTOTOC – Bobby Dan Jefferson Tackitt, 65 passed away Thursday, April 11, 2013, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. He was born to Willie and Lavada Duckworth Tackitt on Sept. 20, 1947, in Pontotoc County. He married Diane Pickering on March 2, 1968, and they just celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary with family and friends at Woodland Baptist Church. He was a Christian and a member of Woodland Baptist Church. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend and will be greatly missed. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and working his mules. He retired from Delta International.
Worship service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Baldwin Nowell Funeral Home of Pontotoc with Bro. Justin Varnon, Bro. Greg Herndon and Bro. Robert Armstrong officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Baldwin Nowell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Diane Pickering Tackitt; one son, Kerry Tackitt (Tammy); one daughter, Kim Wilson (Jamie); four grandchildren, KaLeigh Tackitt, Hunter Tackitt, Gabe Wilson and Hayes Wilson; one sister, Susan Collins (Roy); and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Shirley Tackitt, Billy Ray Tackitt and Jerry Tackitt.
Pallbearers to serve will be Dick Williams, Larry Tackitt, Phil Hester, Jimmy Sewell, Ronald Stegall, Donald Stegall and Larry Spencer. Honorary pallbearers will be Kenneth Pickering, Mitchel Pickering, Allen Pickering, Rocky Pickering, Roy Collins, Travis Pickering and Timmy Matthews.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 1 p.m. to service time Sunday at Baldwin Nowell Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas PI., Memphis, TN 38105; and The Sanctuary Hospice House, 5159 W. Main St., Tupelo, MS 38801.
Condolences may be made at www.baldwinnowellfh.com.
THAXTON – Verrell Ray, 90, died Thursday, April 11, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. He was a retired farmer and a veteran of World War II.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc. Bro. Greg Herndon will officiate. Burial will follow in Guinn Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include a son, Keith Ray of Thaxton; a brother, James Ray of Memphis.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jewel Ray; his parents, Clyde and Cora Ray; and three sisters, Opal Hamlett, Inez Harris and Etoile Tackett.
Pallbearers will be Paul Reynolds, Dual Gober, Toby Reynolds, Scott Reynolds, Kenneth Warren and Cecil Fitts.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. today.
CORINTH – Sue O. Null, 83, died Friday, April 12, 2013, at Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Brush Creek Baptist Church. Burial will be in Brush Creek Baptist Cemetery. Corinthian Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. today until service time Sunday at the church.
Hollis O. Weatherford
TUPELO – Hollis O. Weatherford, 87, died Wednesday, March 6, 2013. He was born Feb. 21, 1926, in the Ozark community of Itawamba County to Monroe and Gladys Weatherford. He enjoyed living in Georgia and Nicaragua, working in tool and die, and logging. After returning home in 1952, he made Tupelo his home, owning and operating Personal Finance Company until 1975 at which time he opened Weatherford’s Frame Shop. He was a master wood craftsman, and a man of many hobbies including beekeeping, gardening and making grade stakes for surveyors in the area. He was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason and a member of the Tupelo Luncheon Civitan Club for many years. He loved his family, friends and church family at Wesley United Methodist Church, where he was a dedicated member from 1958 until his death, serving in many capacities before his health failed.
A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Father Paul Stephens officiating and Dr. Rick Brooks assisting. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to service time Sunday at the funeral home. Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel is entrusted with arrangements.
He is survived by his three daughters, Dianne Arendt (George) of North Little Rock, Ark., Holly Bullock (Steve) of Tupelo and Barbara Boggs (C.M.) of Kingsport, Tenn.; his grandchildren, Scott Miller and Kimberly Bullock-Shurden; three great-grandchildren, Megan Miller, Conner Shurden and Ava Shurden; one brother, Tommy Weatherford; and a host of nieces and nephews.
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LAFERIA, Texas – Shirley Robertson Smedley, 76, died Friday, March 29, 2013, in Harlingen, Texas, following a brief illness. She was a loving wife and mother, a great conversationalist and encourager, and she enjoyed traveling, cooking, knitting and sewing.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at her home church, Ingomar United Methodist Church, in New Albany, with her nephew, Dr. Jesse Robertson, officiating.
She is survived by her husband, Frank Smedley; one son, Steve Dowdy of Pontotoc; her mother, Rivers Robertson of New Albany; one brother, Troy Robertson of New Albany; one sister, Mary Langford, of Tupelo; and two grandsons, Phillip Dowdy and Jeremy Dowdy.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Edna Robertson; and two brothers, Charles Robertson and Hugh Robertson.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until time of service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Ingomar United Methodist Church.
SHANNON – Andrew Lee “Gook” Conway Sr., 69, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born April 19, 1943, to Eldidge Adams and Willie Mae Conway. He was a member of Poplar Springs Church. He was retired from Foamex after 32 years. He was head cook for the Poplar Springs family reunion for 40 years.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Poplar Springs Church. The Rev. Dr. Clementine Mays will officiate. Burial will be in Conway Cemetery. Williams Memorial of Okolona is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Leddie Thornton Conway of Shannon; his father, Robert Lee Jones of Shannon; two daughters, Tammy Conway and Bonita Conway of Shannon; two sons, Andrew Lee Conway Jr. of Shannon and Jason Conway (Tonia) of Una; five sisters, Bernice Smith and Verries Ford (James) of St. Louis, Priscilla Jones, Willie Mae Jones and Rena Jones; six brothers, Jesse Jones of St. Louis, Roy Jones, Reginald Jones (Shonta), Dennis Miller, L.C. Adams and Elgie Adams Jr.; three aunts, Mamie Bailey, Annis Fields and Isabella Conway; and special niece, Teresa Miller.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Curtis Thornton, Rudolph Jones, Robert Lee Jones and Rickey Jones; and an uncle, Jessie “Rooster” Conway.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today with a wake from 6 to 7 p.m. today. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
NEW ALBANY – Robert Lewis Swords, 52, died Thursday, April 11, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Nov. 10, 1960, in New Albany to Gaston Swords and Shirley Sloan Swords. He was an employee of the Mississippi Department of Transportation and a member of New Albany First Baptist Church. He always greeted everyone he met with a smile and a friendly word.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at United Funeral Service Chapel in New Albany with the Rev. Andrew Basinger officiating. Burial will be in Ingomar Cemetery. United Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his daughter, Casandra Beth Watson (Matthew) of Dallas, N.C.; his twin sister, Lisbeth Spiller of St. Louis, Mo., and sister, Deborah Swords Basinger (Van) of Muscle Shoals, Ala.; a grandson, Charles Matthew Watson of Dallas, N.C.; a sister-in-law, Brenda Swords of Tupelo; a niece, Margaret Swords, and three nephews, Gabe Basinger, Andrew Basinger and Gaston Swords.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, John Gaston Swords.
Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BNA Bank for Charles Watson’s educational fund.
For online condolences visit unitedfuneralservice.com.
Mae Eunice Hardin
HOLLY SPRINGS – Mae Eunice Smith Hardin, 85, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto in Southaven.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Moriah M.B. Church in Holly Springs. Burial will be in Mt. Peel M.B. Church Cemetery in Holly Springs. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in repose at the church from 1:30 to 2:25 p.m. Sunday.
MOOREVILLE – Paris Gracelyn Franks, 5, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Aug. 22, 2007, to Justin Franks and Tifphanie Barrett Franks. She enjoyed watching “Yo Gabba Gabba.” She loved listening to music, especially “Itsy Bitsy Spider” and “Jesus Loves Me,” and playing with jewelry and her little sister. She attended the McDougal Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Senter Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Father Nikolai Meyers and Bro. Doug Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Fawn Grove Cemetery.
She is survived by her father, Justin Franks of Ballardsville, and her mother, Tifphanie Franks of Ballardsville; a sister, Nela Isabella Franks of Ballardsville, and a brother, Liam Rivers Franks of Ballardsville; her grandparents, Victor Barrett of Fulton, Teresa Barrett of Fulton, Coy “Mike” Franks of Ballardsville and Janis Franks of Ballardsville; her great-grandparents, Juanita Franks of Mantachie, Ann Witt of Pontotoc, Tom Witt of Pontotoc, Ann Moore of Fulton; a special uncle, Lane Posey of Fulton; a special aunt, Amberlie Posey of Fulton; cousin, Talon Reed Posey of Fulton; special uncle, Jason Franks of Ballardsville; a great-great-uncle, Richard “PawPaw” Gaines Stegall of Fulton; and a host of aunts and uncles.
She was preceded in death by great-grandparents, Coylen Franks, Gerald Moore, Maggie Barrett and Stanley Barrett.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com.
BELMONT – Julia Maxine Yarber Russell, 85, died Friday, April 12, 2013 at her residence. She was born June 20, 1927, to James Lafayette “Jim” Yarber and Francis Jane “Fannie” Montgomery Yarber on the family farm in Belmont. She married Orville Ray Russell on March 16, 1946. They lived in Oklahoma, then in St. Louis, Mo., for 19 years. They were members of West End Church of Christ, where she taught Sunday School for many years and assisted her husband in his duties as a deacon and elder. After returning home, she farmed and kept the books, gardened and tended to horses and cattle. She loved to cook, sew, crochet and participate as a team mother for her sons’ ball teams. She loved to watch all sports on television. She is sorely missed by her family and friends already. She was a member of Maud Church of Christ of Maud, Ala.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Ron Deaton and Bro. Jerry Ginn officiating. Burial will be in Russell Cemetery in Belmont. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are her husband of 67 years, Orville Ray Russell of Belmont; three children, Donald Ray Russell (Gail) of Tupelo, Samuel Lee Russell (Diane) of Belmont and Cynthia Louise Russell Leach (Steve) of Dickson, Tenn.; grandchildren, Dave Russell (Deanna), Cory Russell (Carrie), Haley Russell, Lee Russell (Chondra), Melissa Brandon (Dustin), Katilyn Russell, Shawn Russell, Makhia Russell, Daniel, Chelsey and Mary Rachel Leach; great-grandchildren, Dalton and Cole Brandon, Ty Russell, Aubree and Trace Russell, and Addi and Maddox Becker; one brother, James L. Yarber Jr. (Shirley); and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Esco, Roscoe, Otho and Floyd “Pete” Yarber; and her sisters, Lera Lee, Lorene Yarber, Reba Deaton, Edna Page, Rachel Stout and Willie Deaton McNiece.
Pallbearers will be Dave Russell, Lee Russell, Cory Russell, Daniel Leach, Wayne Enlow, Terry Enlow, Shawn Russell and Dustin Brandon. Honorary pallbearer will be Charles Deaton.
Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home and until service time on Sunday.
Isobel N. Wallis
AUBURN – Isobel Neilson Wallis, 75, died Thursday, April 11, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. She was born in Glasgow, Scotland, on Nov. 1, 1937, to Archie and Jean Ross Nielson. She grew up in Scotland and enjoyed her Scottish ancestry. At age 19, she came to the U.S. on a cruise and made this country her home until her death. She was a longtime faithful employee of Wondura/Stanley Products, where she worked for over 25 years. She loved her family and two grandchildren and her wide circle of friends from work and from her loyal attendance at bingo on Sunday afternoons. She enjoyed life and living.
A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Jack Washington officiating. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. at Holland-Tupelo Chapel.
Survivors include her two daughters, Bonnie Meyers Scott (Greg) and Bobbie Ready (Jamey), all of Tupelo; two grandchildren, Joel Davis Jr. and Andrea Davis, both of Tupelo; her longtime best friend, Donna McIntosh, and her bingo buddy, Elisha McMurry, both of Auburn.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Earl Wallis; and her siblings, George Nielson, Bill Neilson, Sadie Jamison and her twin, Jean Finley.
Her caregivers at NMMC Hospice will be honorary pallbearers.
Condolences may be emailed to email@example.com.
EVERGREEN – German McDaniel, 73, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Aug. 13, 1939, to Eric McDaniel and Lema Wilburn McDaniel. He was a member of Abundant Harvest Church. He enjoyed traveling and reminiscing old times with friends.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Senter Funeral Home in Fulton with Bro. Willis Miller officiating. Burial will be in New Chapel Cemetery. Senter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Sara McDaniel of Evergreen; one son, Mark McDaniel of Evergreen; one daughter, Molly (Tim Mills) McDaniel of Evergreen; grandsons, Preston McDaniel of Mantachie and Colin Wilburn of Evergreen; one brother, T.C. (Shirley) McDaniel of Tupelo; one sister, Faye Beasley of Tupelo; two nephews, Tommy (Charlotte) McDaniel and Steve (Sharon) McDaniel, both of Tupelo.
He was preceded in death by his father, Eric McDaniel, and his mother, Lema McDaniel.
Pallbearers will be Tommy McDaniel, Steve McDaniel, Justin McDaniel, Tommy Wilburn, John Sutherland, Tim Mills and Hunt Betts.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com.
BOONEVILLE – Winfred Alice Gardner, 95, died Friday, April 12, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time Sunday at the funeral home.
OXFORD – Xanaka Hill-Burgess, 34, died Thursday, April 11, 2013, in Pontotoc. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.
TUPELO – James Davis died Friday, April 12, 2013, at the V.A. Hospital in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones Funeral Directors.
BLUE MOUNTAIN – Carlos Madrigal, 28, died Thursday, April 11, 2013, in Kemper County. He was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church in Benton County and a welder for Contract Fabricators Inc.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Michael Baker and Bro. Randy Hamilton officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery in Benton County.
He is survived by his parents, Gustavo Madrigal of Ripley, Lisa Madrigal of Blue Mountain and Gloria Campanur of North Carolina; two sisters, Norma Madrigal and Melisa Madrigal, both of North Carolina; one brother, Felipe Madrigal of Blue Mountain.
Pallbearers will be Keith May, Chris Weatherall, Tony Hudson, Casey Jemison, Antonio Noguez and Kelly Stacks.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Saturday at Ripley Funeral Home. There will be a private service from 8 until 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
To view obituaries online and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.
HOUSTON – Chandra Paulette “Sandy” Thomas Alford, 61, died Thursday, April 11, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Dec. 9, 1951, in Vardaman to Charles Richard Thomas and Colleen Moore Thomas. She was a retired cutter for Franklin Mfg. Co. She was a member of Rhodes Chapel Church.
Services will be at 12:30 p.m. today at Rhodes Chapel Church with the Rev. Jane Houser officiating. Burial will follow at Rhodes Chapel Cemetery in Houston. Houston Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Donnie Alford of Houston; her son, Donnie Wayne Alford and Carol Sexton of Houston; her sisters, Cynthia Moore, Carol Cullpepper and Cheryl Davis, all of Okolona; her brother, Charles Thomas of Okolona; her grandchildren, Claire Marie Alford and Rish Alford, and their mother, Anna Rish Alford.
Pallbearers are Jerritt Alford, Jody Alford, Jimmy Alford, Darrell Crawford, Brian Wooten, John Robert Harmon and Rish Alford.
Visitation is from 10 a.m. until noon today at Houston Funeral Home.
Friends and family may sign and leave a message on the online register book at houstonfuneralhomems.com.
IUKA – Dale Price, 71, died Thursday, April 11, 2013, at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis as the result of an automobile accident. He attended New Salem Baptist Church and he was self-employed. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of the Burnsville Lodge 233 F&AM. He also served as the Tishomingo County 1st district supervisor for 16 years. He enjoyed gardening and spending time with his grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at New Salem Baptist Church with Bro. Ron Norvell officiating. Interment will follow in Patrick Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka, MS is entrusted with arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Shelia McDougal Price; one son, Joey Price (Angie); one daughter, Bridget Gray (Jerry); one sister, Shelaine Hardwick; and four grandchildren, Haley Price, Jonathan Price, Makenzie Gray and Jackson Gray, all of Iuka.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Bernice Scruggs Price; and two brothers, Harold Price and Wayne Price.
Pallbearers include Jimmy Robertson, Perry White, Pejoe Arnold, Drew Hardwick, Shane Price, Robert Price, Greg Royal and Sam South. Honorary pallbearers include Berlon Durham, Roger Durham, Leon Lambert, Bro. Jimmy Daniel, Travis Dean, Charlie Sheffield, Raymond Bullard, Harold Walters and Pete Walker.
Visitation is scheduled for 4 until 8 p.m. today at New Salem Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to the Patrick Cemetery Fund by calling Janie Patrick at (662) 423-3098; or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Memorial and Honor Program, by phone (901) 578-2805; or online at www.stjude.org/donate.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
MANTACHIE – Dana Gwyn Sheffield, 35, died unexpectedly Thursday, April 11, 2013, at her residence. She was born Dec. 23, 1977, to Roger and Jennifer Sheffield. She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. A loving mother, she loved her children more than anything else in life, and she enjoyed spending time with her children and her niece and nephew. She cared for many people and loved helping her grandfather, J. P. Guin, during his last stages of Alzheimer’s disease. She had a big heart full of love to share with all her family and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Services will be private for the family only. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery. McNeece-Morris Funeral Home of Mantachie is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her children, Gage Sheffield and Gabby Cunningham; her parents, Roger and Jennifer Sheffield of Mantachie; one brother, Seth (Jacqulyn) Sheffield of Fulton; her grandmothers, Shirley Guin and Eula Bea Sheffield, both of Mantachie; her niece, Jasmyn Sheffield; her nephew, Jacob Alexander; a special friend, Nancy Nichols; and several special aunts and uncles.
She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, J. P. Guin and William Hugh Sheffield, and an aunt, Joyce Rieves Underwood.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to her church, Oak Grove Baptist Church.
Online condolences may be shared at www.mcneecemorrisfuneralhome.com.
RIPLEY – Floy Sue Jordan Stubbs, 80, died Thursday, April 11, 2013, at Tippah County Hospital Nursing Home in Ripley. She was born Oct. 5, 1932, to James A. and Carrie Belle Duncan Jordan in Tippah County. She was retired from the Department of Human Services with 25 years of service. She was a member of Beech Hill Church of Christ. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Minister King McCarver and the Rev. William J. Connolly officiating. Burial will be in Embrey Cemetery in Ripley. McBride Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include four sons, Steve Stubbs (Nenna), Mike Stubbs (Beverly), Mark Stubbs (Linda) and Jim Stubbs, all of Ripley; nine grandchildren, Amanda Massengill (Jason), Jessica William (Kevin), Stephanie Wooley (Nathan), Scott Stubbs, Anna Stubbs, Clint Stubbs, Will Stubbs, Taylor Stubbs, all of Ripley, and Jordan Lockett (Akeem) of Madison, Ala.; nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Reese Stubbs; her parents; and two half brothers and two half sisters.
Pallbearers will be Scott Stubbs, Clint Stubbs, Will Stubbs, Taylor Stubbs, Jason Massengill, Kevin Williams, Nathan Wooley and Akeem Lockett.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time today at the funeral home.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.
DUMAS – Henry Wiley Jeter, 68, died Thursday, April 11, 2013, at his home in Dumas. He was born on Nov. 26, 1944, to Willie Cosby and Ocie Pannell Jeter in Tippah County. He worked for Robert Fryar Sawmill and also Hankins Sawmill before retiring. He was a member of a non-denominational church, Glory Hill Church, where he was an ordained minister. He also was a member of the Jeter Family Singers. He will be most remembered for his love of people and for always having a helping hand for everyone.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Bro. Wilford Knight and Bro. Doc Shelton officiating. Burial will be in Paynes Chapel Cemetery in Ripley. McBride Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Patsy C. Jeter of Dumas; three daughters, Sandy Dixon (Kenneth) and Ronda Jeter, both of Corinth, and Tonda Jeter of Dumas; four sons, Sammy Walker of Booneville, David Walker and Greg Jeter (Patty), both of Ripley, and Neil Walker (Mary Bell) of Illinois; two sisters, Louise Cowsert (Harrison) of Ripley and Betty Anderson (Rickey) of Southaven; two brothers, Tate Jeter (Daryl) and Bro. Jerry Jeter (Virginia), both of Falkner; four grnadchildren, Tiffany Jeter, Josh Jeter, Michelle Holly and Desiree Carter; four stepgrandchildren, Austin Walker, Derek Walker, G.W. Walker and Keith Walker; three great-grandchildren; and a special niece, Frankie Lacy.
He was preceded in death by his parents; several half brothers and half sisters; and a brother-in-law, Alvis Edge.
Pallbearers will be Greg Jeter, Josh Jeter, Wayne Lacy, Wade Jeter, Tommy Jeter and Kevin Haynes.
Visitation will continue from 7 a.m. to service time today at the funeral home.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.
BOONEVILLE – William C. Warren, 58, died Friday, April 12, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel in Corinth.
BLUE MOUNTAIN – David Carroll, 84, died Friday, April 12, 2013, at Darlington Oaks Hospice in Verona. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home in New Albany.
BLUE SPRINGS – Clara Kathleen “Miss Kat” McNutt, 99, died Friday, April 12, 2013, at the Traceway Manor Nursing Home in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time Sunday.