Obituaries April 14, 2011

Robert E. Wright
FULTON – Robert E. Wright, 66, died Wednesday, April 13, 2011. He was born Sept. 3, 1944, to Otho and Carrie Riley Wright. He was employed for several years with Dura Containers, Charm Step and Sodexo before his retirement. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with family, especially his grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton. Bro. Howard Pierce and Mike Deaton officiating. Burial will be in the New Home Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Martha Wright; two sons, Kenny Wright of Red Bay, Ala., and Robert Chris Wright( Wanda) of Vina, Ala.; three grandchildren, Kerri, Cora and Olivia Wright; four stepgrandchildren, Sarah Britton, Chris, Destiny and Montana Boyd; one great-grandchild, Kenlee Harper Wright; two sisters, Thelma Hood (Eulon) of Baldwyn and Hazel Cross of Mooreville; a host of nieces and nephews; and the mother of his grandchildren, Donna Wright.
He was preceded in death by sis parents; two brothers, Jerry Wayne Wright and Richard I. Wright; two brothers-in-laws, Lawrence Wood and William F. Wood; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ollis and Cora Wood.
Pallbearers will be Tim Justice, Mitchell Hood, Eddie Conwill, Chris Boyd, Mike Underwood, Terry Thomas and Wade Unfress. Honorary pallbearers will be Eulon Hood, Charles Riley, Steve Miller and Bill Wilemon.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to service time Friday at the funeral home.

Greg Estes
NETTLETON – Greg Estes, 41, died Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Lee Memorial Funeral Home.

Travis Gentry
MARIETTA – Travis Waide “Coffee Grinder” Gentry, 62, died Saturday, April 9, 2011, at his residence.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont. Burial will be in Lindsey Cemetery at Dennis.
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home in Belmont. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont will be in charge of arrangements.

Edith Dickinson
GOLDEN – Edith Sparks Dickinson, 92, died Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at Southern Magnolia Estates in Golden. She was born in Tishomingo County to James Angelo and Olgar Lillian Scott Sparks. She was retired from the cafeteria at Belmont School and she was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at New Bethel Baptist Church in Belmont with Bro. Brian Weems, Bro. Chad Allbright and Bro. William McClellan officiating. Burial will be in New Bethel Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont will be in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are her brothers and sisters, Howard Sparks and Bobbie Newell (Evone), all of Golden, and Betty Campbell of Belmont; a sister-in-law, Florene Sparks; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Dickinson; a son, Charles Dickinson; three sisters, Berdean Moody, Helen Long and Myrtle Johnson; and three brothers, Jessie Sparks, Otha Sparks (Evelyn) and Johnny Sparks.
Pallbearers will be nephews, Nicky Newell, Johnny M. Johnson, Larry Moody, Jimmy Sparks, Greg Sparks, Jeffrey Sparks and Dicky Sparks. Honorary pallbearer will be special friend and cousin, Hollis Sparks.
The body will lie in state from noon to 2 p.m. today at the church.

Vadie Pittman
CORINTH – Vadie Valorie Smith Pittman, 89, died Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at Mississippi Care Center of Alcorn County in Corinth after an extended illness. She was born Nov. 6, 1921, to Clarence and Bertha Smith of Iuka into a family of 13 children with all their names beginning with the letter V. She was a retired seamstress, sharing many homemade quilts with family and friends. She was a member of Farmington Baptist Church for over 70 years.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Farmington Baptist Church with Bro. Tim Nall and Dr. Andy Pittman officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. McPeters Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Gerald Pittman (Doris) of Tupelo and Don Pittman (Katherine) of Petal; two daughters, Janis Fowler (Jerry) of Corinth and Connie Price (Roger) of Corinth; eight grandchildren, Tina Armstrong (Micheal) of Corinth, Cindy Mills (Barry) of Corinth, Laura Cochran (Noal) of Petal, Sam Pittman of Hattiesburg, Andy Pittman (Shauna) of Texas, John Pittman (Laura Jo) of Mooreville, Brandon Harvell (Nancy) of Corinth, and Michael Harvell (Nikki) of Glen; 19 great-grandchildren, Cody and Cade Armstrong, Justin and Jordan Mills, Valorie Cochran, Katie, Taylor, Maggie and Lily Pittman, Collin, Nathan and JoEllen Pittman, Lily and Josephine Pittman, Nathan and Natalie Harvell and Cole, Ryder and Edi Harvell; two sisters, Verlene Strickland (Junior) of Corinth and Vera Reed (Leroy) of Corinth; four brothers, Vester Smith (Anne) of Texas, Varnell Smith (Sue) of Booneville, Van Smith (Joan) of Corinth and Vernon Smith (Katherine) of Corinth; four sisters-in-law, Linda Smith, Letra Smith, Dot Pittman and Jeanette Pittman Durm, all of Corinth; one brother-in-law, Arnold Pittman (Ruth) of Corinth; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 60 years, William Everett Pittman, in 2004; two sisters, Viola Simmons and Vernie Coffman; and four brothers, Virgil Smith, Virl Smith, Verlon Smith and Vandel Smith.
Grandsons and grandsons-in-law will serve as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Farmington Baptist Church, 84 CR 106, Corinth, MS 38834.
Condolences may be made to mcpetersfuneraldirectors.com
Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Roger C. Knight
AMORY – Roger C Knight, 64, died Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Born on Sept. 9, 1946, in Smithville, he was a son of the late Jerome and Clister Elizabeth Eastman Knight. Mr. Knight was a graduate of Smithville High School. He was formerly employed in the furniture industry by Rose Hill in Okolona and Penthouse Industries in Amory prior to his disability. He was a member of Pearce Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. He married Barbara West on July 16, 1982 in Monroe County. He was a hard worker and enjoyed spending time with his family, listening to country and classic rock music, and he was an avid Alabama football fan.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2 p.m. today at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory with Bro. Roger Allen officiating. Burial will follow in Wesley Chapel Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara West Knight of Amory; sons, Jeffrey A. Knight of Corinth, Spencer C. Knight of Pontotoc, Michael G. Miller of Aberdeen; sisters, Gena Lee Gaddy of Fulton, Alma Faye Summerford (Eulon) o fSmithville and Linda Odom (James) of Amory; grandson, Corey Walls; special friends, Dwight Johnson, Ron Byrd and Dean Blair.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his his daughter, Anita Lynn Walls; his sister, Elaine Gregory and her husband, Bill; and his brother-in-law, Eulis Gaddy.
Pallbearers will be Corey Walls, Frank Gaddy, Carl Gaddy, Scott Rollins, Brandon Odom, Keith Summerford, Caleb Summerford and Tommy Renfro. Honorary pallbearers will be Dwight Johnson.
Visitation will be until the service hour at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Mytina Sloan
SMITHVILLE – Mytina Sloan, 35, died Wednesday, April 23, 2011. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.

Joseph Lindsey
MOOREVILLE – Joseph “Jo Hooch” Montana Lindsey, 21, died Tuesday, April 12, 2011, after injuries sustained in an automobile/motorcycle accident. He was born Dec. 13, 1989, to Richard Carey and Wanda L. Fennell Lindsey and lived all his life in Mooreville. He was a graduate of Mooreville High School. He was a carpenter by trade and was employed by M&N Construction. He enjoyed life to the fullest. Spending time with his family and friends, football, and riding his dirt bike and four-wheeler were among the favorite things he enjoyed doing. After his marriage he was a totally devoted family man. He was an active member of Tupelo Free Will Baptist Church.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Tupelo Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Ricky Pierce and Rev. Terry Pierce officiating. Burial will be in the private Lindsey Family Cemetery. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of almost two years, Kaylah Lindsey of Mooreville; one stepson, Nate King of the home; his parents, Richard and Wanda Lindsey of Mooreville; two brothers, Jonathan Barnard (Stefanie) of Guntown and Rickey Lindsey (Lisé) of Mooreville; two sisters, Suzanne Randle (Brian) of East Union and Amy Cates (Jamie) of Mantachie; his maternal grandparents, Benson and Flora Fennell of Mooreville; 11 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Reid and Tammy Lindsey.
Pallbearers will be Chip Riner, Dalton Riner, Jason Lyle, Steven Fennell, Marty Holloway Jr, Steven Anderson and Zack Rutledge.
Honorary pallbearers will be Cagney Parker, Ben Franks, Chris Lewis and Austin Lindsey.
Visitation will be 3 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service time Friday at the church.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Edward H. Law
GREENWOOD SPRINGS – Edward H. Law, 81, died Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at his residence. Born on June 21, 1929, in Monroe County, he was a son of the late George Cleveland and Loreen Duke Law. Mr. Law was a graduate of Quincy Schools. He was married to Frances Evelyn Capps for 35 years before she preceded him in death in 2006. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He was retired from Walker Manufacturing in Aberdeen, where he worked for 31 years. He was a faithful member of Trinity Baptist Church, where he was active in the Brotherhood and other church-related activities. He loved his family and being able to work; gospel music; and, when he was able, hunting and gardening.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory with Bro Jackie Dauphin officiating. Burial will follow in Durrett Cemetery.
He is survived by his daughters, Edna Woodman (Woody) of Houston and Debbie Sloan of Greenwood Springs ; his son, Howard Law (Sherry) of Greenwood Springs; his sisters, Ruth Funderburk of Hamilton and Mae Christopher of Marietta, Ga.; 13 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife; two daughters, Linda Hatcher and Donna Smith; and his son, Nicky Chaney.
Pallbearers will be Justin Hawkins, Zachary Hawkins, Tommy Woodman, Andy Sloan, Jason Law, and David Cunningham. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Reeves and Jackie McNeese.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and until the service hour Friday at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Melvin Carlock
NESBIT – Melvin Carlock, 75, died Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven. Mr. Carlock was born Feb. 29, 1936, in Bethany to the late Andrew Jackson Carlock and Mallie Lee Pruitt Carlock. After working for several companies in linen supply and uniform rental, he retired from Aramark in Memphis. He was a member of Nesbit Church of Christ and a U.S. Army veteran.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Twin Oaks Funeral Home in Southaven. Burial will follow in Twin Oaks Memorial Gardens.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Hilda Coleman Carlock of Nesbit; one son, Melvin Carlock Jr. and his wife, Tracy, of Tupelo; one daughter, Marilyn Bond of Nesbit; three sisters, Shirley Arnold and her husband, Stanley, Beth Green and her husband, Mike, all of Booneville, and Brenda McCarley and her husband, Larry, of Saltillp; and two grandchildren, Mandy Carlock and Cole Carlock, both of Tupelo.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Andrew Carlock, and one sister, Doris McKinney.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time Friday.
The family requests that any memorials be made to Children’s Homes Inc., 5515 Walcott Road, Paragould, AR 72450-3319 or In Search of the Lord’s Way, P.O. Box 371, Edmond, OK 73083-9901.

Rebecca Harrison
ABERDEEN – Rebecca Ann Irons Harrison, 54, died Monday, April 4, 2011, at the University Medical Center in Jackson. She was a member of Shivers High School Class of 1975. She attended the University of Alabama. She was an employee of the Walmart Supercenter in Amory for 14 years. She was a faithful member of Daniel Baptist Church. She married Sammie Lee Harrison in 1980. They had three sons.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Daniel Baptist M.B. Church. Burial will be in the Odd Fellow Rest Cemetery in Aberdeen. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Chico (Cecelia) Harrison and Vernon Harrison, both of Aberdeen; eight grandchildren; six aunts and one uncle.
She was preceded in death by her husband, a son and her parents, Mary Ellen Irons Pruitt and Harold Smith.
To sign the online registry, visit www.bellememorialfuneralhome.com.

Opal Morris Frederick
BALLARDSVILLE – Opal Josephine Morris Frederick, 76, died Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at Community Hospice in Verona. She was born Oct. 29, 1934, to E.C. and Ida Grant Wilson. She worked as a seamstress in the garment industry and she was a member of Walnut Grove Baptist Church. She enjoyed quilting and gardening.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Grover Laird and Bro. James Wilson officiating. Burial will be in the Keyes Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Willis Frederick, of Ballardsville; three sons, Lonnie Morris (Dorothy) of San Antonio, Texas, Lawrence Morris (Monica) and Gerald Morris (Sue), both of Fulton; two daughters, Lana Carlene Stevens (Harold) and Imogene Yielding (Edward), both of Fulton; two brothers, J. D. Wilson (Mildred) and Bro. James Wilson (Louise), both of Fulton; three sisters, Mae Evelyn Sheffield, Louise Grimes and Phyllis Pitts (Wayne), all of Fulton; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bro. L.B. Morris; her parents; one sister, Ruth Jones; one brother, Pete Wilson; and several half brothers and half sisters.
Pallbearers will be Jason Stevens, Justin Stevens, Eric Stevens, Jim Ed Yielding, Richard Morris and Robert Morris.
Honorary pallbearers will be George Pitts, Stevie Jones, Harold Wilson, Tony Wilson and her Sunday school class from her church.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p. m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society-Harrah’s Hope Lodge, 718 Union Ave., Memphis, TN 38103.

Allene Baker
BOONEVILLE – Allene Baker, 83, died Monday, April 11, 2011, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. She was born Nov. 1, 1927, in Booneville to Troy and Alvia Thornton Hall. She was a member of East Prentiss Baptist Church and The Telephone Pioneers. She was a retired administrative assistant for South Central Bell Telephone Company. She enjoyed fishing, flowers, and most of all, her family.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Robert Blankenship and Bro. Jason Watts officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.
She is survived by a son, Mike Baker (Teresa) of Marietta; a daughter, Kay Jones (Larry) of Marietta; a sister, Ruby Denson (Nolan) of Marietta; three grandchildren, Tonya Moreland (Hunter), Kayla Stutts (Daniel) and Josh Jones, all of Marietta; three great-grandchildren, Payton Moreland, Katelyn Moreland and Chloe Moreland.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Pallbearers are Joe Franks, Wayne Stutts, Bill Hodges, Frances Whitley, Tim Denson and Gary Thornton.
Memorials may be made to East Prentiss Baptist Church, 15 CR 3485, New Site, MS 38859.

Mary McNatt
TISHOMINGO – Mary McNatt, 84, died Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. She was a member of Tishomingo Baptist Church. She was a true people person, and was one of the very few people that never said a bad word about anyone. She loved and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Tishomingo Baptist Church with Bro. Robbie Crane officiating. Burial will be in the Tishomingo Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Reed McNatt of IUka and Joseph McNatt (Jena) of Tishomingo; two sisters, Peggy Page and Sis Bickerstaff, both of Tishomingo; two grandchildren, Morgan Faith McNatt and Serah Eden McNatt.
She was preceded in death by her husband, E.L. “Lakeman” McNatt, and her parents, Tom and Gladys Bickerstaff.
Pallbearers will be Stanley Page, Josh McNatt, Ric Tiebe, Jeff Bonds, Tommy Cornelius, Sonny Dover, Peanut Thorne, Nick Langston, Kirby McCrae and Bobby Welch.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the Tishomingo Baptist Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Peggy Harrison
BOSSIER CITY, La. – Peggy Ann Caldwell Harrison died Sunday, April 10, 2011, in Bossier City. La. She was born July 8, 1920, in Pontotoc to William Percy Caldwell and Annie Lee Wardlaw Caldwell. She retired from First Financial Savings and Loan in New Albany as an office manager. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church of Bossier City. She grew up loving to read, to work in her yard, to cook, and to sew. She married her husband of 50 years, the late Steadman Harrison, and became a loving mother to her three children. She devoted all of herself to the service of God, her family and her friends. She will be fondly remembered by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and her church family.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Glenfield Memorial Cemetery in New Albany. Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Bossier City is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her children, Steadman D. Harrison Jr. and wife, Anita, of Durham, N.C., Lee Ellen H. Athey and husband, Aaron, of Bossier City, La., John C. Harrison and wife, Kathleen, of Huntsville, Ala.; grandchildren, Steadman D. Harrison III and wife, Alyssa, of Greensboro, N.C., Brian Athey and wife, Allyson, of Houston, Texas, Katie Athey of Bossier City; and great-grandchildren, Miles, Liam and Ethan Harrison of Greensboro, N.C.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Asbury United Methodist Church of Bossier City, LA or the American Heart Association.

Gertrude Wheeler
HOUSTON – Gertrude Beatrice Hill Wheeler, 96, died Wednesday, April 13, 2011. She was born March 2, 1915m in Chickasaw County to John Gregory Hill and Ora Dell Wooten Hill. She was a former employee of Kelso, Seminole, Prairie Arms, and as a sitter with the sick. She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.
Services will be at noon Friday at Houston Funeral Home with Rev. Terry Rhodes and Rev. Ron Ball officiating. Burial will follow at Macedonia Cemetery in Houston. Houston Funeral Home in Houston is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her daughters, Kaye and Victor Scott of Roxie and Evelyn Thomas of Water Valley; her grandchildren, Jamie and Barbara Thomas, Jennifer and Joshua Beach, Amanda and Adam Flynn; her stepgreat-grandchildren, Amelia and Larry Wilder, Bonnie and Jary Tendall; her great-grandson, Jaxson Beach; her stepgreat-great-grandchildren, Joshua Byford, Madalyn Beckham; stepgreat-great-great-grandson, Joshua Max Byford.
She was preceded in death by her parents;j her husband, Boyd Wheeler; and her son-in-law, James Robert Thomas.
Pallbearers are Larry Wilder, Jamie Thomas, Josh Beach, Billy Porter Griffin and Josh Byford.
Friends and family may leave a message at houstonfuneralhomems.com.

Alan Davis
CALHOUN CITY – Alan Randolph Davis, 31, died Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at his home. He was born Jan. 1, 1980, in Greenwood. He was a truck driver for Ashley Furniture and a member of Monroe Street Church of Christ. He loved hunting, fishing and his family.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Crossroads Cemetery in Calhoun City. The REv. Danny Britt and the Rev. Scott Wright will officiate. Pryor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his parents, Markey R. and Susan C. Davis of Derma; two brothers, Jason Davis (Deanna) of Vardaman and Jarrod David (Christa) of Calhoun City; his grandfather, Jay Ashford of Cleveland; a niece, Jaymie Davis; two stepnieces, Taylor and Jessica Rodgers; and a nephew, Dawson Davis.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Luther Hayes and Gerri Davis, and Becky Ashford.
Pallbearers will be Tim Parker, Michael Kendall, Mike Beasley, Scott Campbell, Craig Turner and Josh Chandler. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Big Buck Hunting Club.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be sent to Monroe Street Church of Christ, P.O. Box 44, Calhoun City, MS 38916 for the benefit of Pinevale Children’s Home.
Online condolences may be left at www.pryorfuneralhome.com.

Claudia Brown
ASHLAND – Claudia Lee Brown, 86, died Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Union County. She was born Jan. 27, 1925, to the late R.T. Goodwin Sr. and Lizzie Harris Goodwin. She was a retired factory worker and a member of Ashland Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Ashland Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband, William E. Brown of Ashland; two grandchildren, Clay Gerry (Codie) of Ashland and Seth Gerry (Kelly) of Memphis; two great-grandchildren, Hannah and Sarah Gerry; three sisters, Myrtle Grace of Olive Branch, Peggy Whitfield and Sue Nelson, both of Red Bay, Ala.; one brother, R.T. Goodwin Jr. of Nashville, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and one son, Ronnie Gerry.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home.
To view obituaries on-line and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.

Rodney Bails
RIPLEY – Rodney Lee Bails, 40, died Sunday, April 10, 2011, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. He was born March 7, 1971, to Dorothy Nell Edgeston Bails and Leroy Bails. He was a 1989 graduate of Ripley HIgh School, where he played trombone and tuba in the band and played football. He attended Northeast Mississippi Community College, where he was a member of the football team. He was a lifelong member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. He worked at Bilrite Corp., in the shipping department at Benchcraft, as a forklife operator at Hunter Fans and as a driver for LeFleur Transportation. He was an avid football fan with the Dallas Cowboys as his favorite team.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bethlehem M.B. Church of Falkner. Pastor James Howell will officiate. Burial will be in Ruckersville Cemetery in Falkner. Foster and Son Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Madalyn Brooke Bails of Plantersville; his mother, Dorothy Bails of Ripley; five brothers, Dwight (Grenetie) Bails and Lavell (Sophia) Tate of Ripley, Derrick (Cameron) Tate of Nesbit, Antonio Tate of Hernando and Conard (Tiffany) Richardson of Oliver Branch; one sister, Andrea (Larry) Coleman of Ripley; two uncles, Clay (Selma) Edgeston of Cleveland, Ohio, and Gilroy (Grace) Bails of Ripley; one aunt, Hattie Irene (Albert) Cox of Ripley; one great-aunt, Annette (Thomas) McDonald of Ripley; and a hoset of nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Leroy Bails, and a sister, Veronica Bails.
Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with the family hour from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time Saturday.

Lucille Hall
GUNTOWN – Lucille McGill Hall, 97, died Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at SAnctuary Hospice House. She was a factory worker and a member of Jericho Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Wayne Frederick and Bro. Stevens officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Donald B. Hall (Brenda) of Pisgah, Ala.; one stepson, Archie Hall (Sarah) of Baldwyn; one sister-in-law, Gladys McGill of Jericho; one brother, Clarence McGill of Trenton, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Jeff Hall of Phoenix, Ariz., and Sonia Hall of Mesa, Ariz.; three stepgrandsons, one great-grandchild, Jeffery Hall; six stepgreat-grandchildren; seven nieces and 12 nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lois Hall; her parents, George and Martha Hogue McGill; and two sisters and two brothers.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Rowan, Jeff Hall, Douglas McGill, Wayne McGill, Fred Hall and Frankie Hall.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Robert Blaylock
FULTON – Robert Lynn Blaylock, 61, died Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at his home. He was born Dec. 14, 1949, in Itawamba County to Robert and Ethel Bridges Blaylock. He was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church and a machine operator for Mueller Brass. He was an avid Alabama football fan, and enjoyed fishing and reading sports magazines.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Senter Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Bill Thompson and Bro. Loyd Minor will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Vernon Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Floria Blaylock of Fulton; one daughter, Buffy Michelle Blaylock of Fulton; a son, Robbie Blaylock (Ashley) of Pontotoc; three grandchildren, Weston Blaylock, Jasmine Blaylock and Blake Kirby; and two sisters, Ruby Smith and Dorothy Stevens, both of Fulton.
He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, Richard, Ellis, John and Delbert Blaylock.
Pallbearers will be Dale Kent, Buster Shamlin, Chris White, Chet White, Brandon Kent, B.J. Archie, Mark Kirby and David Archie. Honorary pallbearers will be Victor Barrett, Bubba McGhee and Timmy Archie.
Visitation will continue from 8 a.m. to service time today.

Roger Sellers Sr.
CORINTH – Roger Dale Sellers Sr. died Monday, April 11, 2011, at his home.
A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to service time Friday.

Tommie Aycock
HAMILTON, Ala. – Tommie Lynn πTut” Aycock, 55, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Aug. 2, 1955, in Hartselle, Ala.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Marion County Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Rose Lawn Cemetery in decatur, Ala.
Survivors include one son, Michael Aycock and wife, RAchel, and David Aycock; one granddaughter, Sydney Aycock; his mother, Maudie Paralee Hicks Aycock; three brothers, Ricky Aycock and wife, Loquetta, Anthony Aycock and wife, Kathy, and Lexie Aycock and wife, Felicia; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Rev. James Richard Aycock; a brother, Jimmy Aycock; and his grandparents.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Colton Bowling
BOONEVILLE – Colton Dale Bowling, an infant, died Thursday, April 7, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center Women’s Hospital. He was born April 7, 2011, to Daniel and DeAnna Christian Bowling.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Jumpertown Cemetery with Bro. David Krech and Minister Tony Brown officiating. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his parents; one sister, Christina Melissa Bowling; one brother, Eric Blake Lambert; his grandparents, Joe Christian of Walnut, Debbie Lambert of Booneville, Michael Randolph of Knoxville, Tenn.; his great-grandparents, Ruth Christian of Dry Creek community, Alicia Leslie of Memphis and James Holliday of Ripley; one aunt, Amanda Michelle Leigh Bowling of Booneville; one uncle, Dale (Paula) Christian of Blackland community; and two cousins, Ettie Marlet Christian of Blackland and Grace Christian of Blackland.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Alicia Denice Caldwell.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

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