Obituaries April 15, 2010

By NEMS Daily Journal

Berneice Burns
CHICAGO – Berneice Terry Burns, 73, formerly of Ashland, died Tuesday, April 6, 2010, at Kindred Chicago Central Hospital in Chicago.
Services will be at noon Friday at Greenwood M.B. Church in Lamar. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home in 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 state at the church from 11 to 11:55 a.m. Saturday.

Christine Morgan
CORINTH – Christine Coker Morgan, 88, died Monday, April 12, 2010, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth.
Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Burnsville Cemetery. Corinthian Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Charles Kennedy
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Charles Henry Kennedy, 63, formerly of Ripley, died Wednesday, April 14, 2010, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Hot Springs, Ark. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home in Ripley.

Billy Coleman
CORINTH – Billy W. Coleman, 60, died Tuesday, April 13, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel.

Jerry Hudson
HURRICANE – Thomas Jerry Hudson, 66, died Monday, April 12, 2010, at Darlington Oaks Hospice in Verona. He attended Hurricane High School in Pontotoc County. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1963. He was a Baptist and a retired truck driver. He enjoyed reading and art work.
A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Old Union Church of the Nazarene with Bro. David Westmoreland officiating. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three brothers, John Lyle Hudson of Hurricane, Tim L. Hudson of Sherman and David C. Hudson of Pontotoc; a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Orice Hudson, and a sister, Mary Hudson Graham.
Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Old Union Church of the Nazarene.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Thomas Jerry Hudson to Darlington Oaks Hospice in Verona.

Robbie Rowan
BALDWYN – Robbie Price Rowan, 72, died Tuesday, April 13, 2010, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Baldwyn. She enjoyed playing with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and playing dominoes with the girls.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Wayne Napier and Dru Allen officiating. Burial will be in the Prentiss Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include a daughter, Cindy Price of Baldwyn; a son, Mike Price (Vivian) of Pickwick, Tenn.; a son-in-law, John Monaghan of Baldwyn; a daughter-in-law, Edith Lambert of Baldwyn; a special stepson, Phil Rowan (Peggy) of Baldwyn; granddaughters, Amanda Allen (Dru), Paige Skelton (Richard), Marsha Price and Christian Floyd; great-grandchildren, Lilly Floyd, Grady Allen, Isaac Allen and Leighanna Allen; a sister, Tommie Baker of Jackson, Tenn.; and stepchildren, Don Rowan, Gina and children, Shelia Ryan and Mandi, and Larry Rowan, Dana and children.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Linda Monaghan; her husbands, Paul Price and Merle Rowan; her parents, Harmon and Mattie Riddle; a brother, Henry Riddle; and a sister, Ellen Fox.
Honorary pallbearers will be Lana Sue Kesler, Edith Landrum, Gloria Heflin, Jewel Tapp, Hannah Hoaman, Margene Stiles, Johnnie Bjorklund, Marie White and Carolyn Griffin.

John Schuster
OXFORD – John Jackson Schuster, 65, died Sunday, April 11, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.
A memorial service will be at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Oxford on County Road 198. A map is available at www.uuoxford.com. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Cancer Society of the giver’s choice or the Building Fund of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Oxford, P.O. Box 1822, Oxford, MS 38655.

John Ruth Sr.
STARKVILLE – John H. Ruth Sr., 90, died Tuesday, April 13, 2010, at the Choctaw County Nursing Center in Ackerman. He was born May 29, 1919, in Itawamba County to Mishia Stevens Ruth and Fred L. Ruth. He worked for Mississippi State University in the Agronomy Department for 25 years. He was a Methodist and a U. S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a lifelong farmer, who shared his harvest of vegetables with the community. He was an avid deer hunter.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel in West Point with the Rev. Melvin Mordecai officiating. Burial will follow in Oktibbeha Memorial Garden Cemetery in Starkville with military honors.
Survivors include one son, John H. “Johnny” Ruth Jr. (Joyce) of Starkville; five grandchildren, Natalie Henley (Erb) and Alice Bryant (John), all of Mantee, Kimberly Young, Sue Stephenson and Dale Ruth (Katie), all of Starkville; five great-grandsons, seven great-granddaughters and one great-great-grandson; one sister, Betty Jean Craddock (Tony) of Tupelo and Springwood, Australia; three brothers, Deward H. “Red” Ruth of Fulton, James H. “Jim” Ruth of Waukegan, Ill., and Bob Ruth (Wren) of Louisville.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Minerva Carr Ruth, on Dec. 30, 1992; his parents; two sisters, Ruby Middleton and Luna Ruth; and four brothers, William “Bill” Ruth, Lewis Ruth, George W. Ruth Sr. and Dow Ruth.
Pallbearers will be Cody Porter, Dillon Dorsey, John Bryant, Jason Ruth, Josh Ruth and Gary Davis.
Memorials may be made to Palmer Home for Children, P.O. Box 746, Columbus, MS 39701.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Friends may leave a Memory Message at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.

Tom Pearce
AUBURN – Thomas Dewey Pearce Jr., 82, died Tuesday, April 13, 2010, at his residence after an extended illness. A native and lifelong resident of Lee County, he was born Oct. 27, 1927, to Thomas Dewey and Mozell Cayson Pearce. He was a 1946 graduate of Mooreville High School. He worked as a mechanic for 38 years and he was the owner of Tom Pearce Garage. He enjoyed traveling extensively, both overseas and throughout the United States. He was a member of Auburn Baptist Church and the Adult Men’s Sunday School Class.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Auburn Baptist Church with Rev. Bob O’Neal and Rev. Jimmy Henry officiating. Burial will be in Auburn Cemetery. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Wilma Garner Pearce of Auburn Community; one daughter, Susan Hales (Phillip) of Mooreville; two sons, Donney Pearce (Sherry) of Auburn and David Pearce (Jeanie) of Pontotoc; one sister, Jo Nell Grissom of Tupelo; six grandchildren, Jessica Turner (Matt), McCain Pearce, Lacy Hales, Justin Hales, Cason Pearce (Casey)and Cale Pearce; four great-grandchildren, Rob Turner, Pearce Turner, Hannah Hales and Jackson Hales.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Bobby Pearce and J.B. Pearce.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons, McCain, Cale and Cason Pearce, and Justin Hales. Honorary pallbearers will be Auburn Baptist Church Adult Men’s Class and friends.
Memorials may be made to Auburn Baptist Church Building Fund, 1138 CR 931, Tupelo MS 38804.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Bob Wright
TUPELO – Robert F. “Bob” Wright, 63, died Tuesday, April 13, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. A Tupelo native, he was born June 2, 1946, to Sally Mae and Frank Wright. He was a graduate of Tupelo High School and a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. After returning home from the war, he began working for CSA. In 2005 he retired as Director of Operations after 36 years of employment. He was a faithful member of St. Luke United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Luke United Methodist Church with Dr. Rick Brooks officiating. A eulogy will be given by Danny Russell. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Brenda Wright; two daughters, Kaci Wright of Tupelo and Kim Benefield (Glen) of Pontotoc; two brothers, Jim Wright (Peggy) of Tupelo and Don Wright (Marilynn) of Saltillo; three grandchildren, Nikki Gardner, Shelly Clemons (Chris) and Matt Dyer; three great-grandchildren, Chloe, Kaitlyn and Rylee; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Terri Cook; and one son, Keith Malone.
Pallbearers will be Eddie Wright, Larry Wright, Mike Wright, Matt Dyer, Leon Cochran, Tim Roland, Larry Beasley and Dan Jenkins. Honorary pallbearers will be Tom Barnett, Tom Cupit, St. Luke Coffee Shop Group and CSA retirees.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to St. Luke Food Pantry, 1400 Clayton Ave., Tupelo, MS 38804.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Nancy McCollum
SHANNON – Nancy Jenkins McCollum, 63, died Wednesday, April 14, 2010, at her residence after an extended illness. A native of Clump County, Ala., she was born Aug. 18, 1946, to Eugene Commodore and Florence Vest Jenkins. She retired in 2008 from Lane Furniture, where she worked 17 years. She lived in North Mississippi, primarily in Nettleton and Okolona until moving to the Shannon area seven years ago. An avid reader, she enjoyed being outdoors and loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was a member of the Baptist church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Rev. Jason Clouse officiating. Burial will be in Doty Chapel Cemetery..
Survivors include two daughters, Angie Davis Payne (Butch) of Shannon and Kristina Farnsworth Vinson (Timothy) of Saltillo; one son, Joey Davis (Melody) of Shannon; four sisters, Imogene Hill of Shannon, Shirley Alvis of Nettleton, Mary Sue Jenkins of Mantachie and Marie Wilson of Cullman, Ala.; one brother, James Jenkins of Shannon; 10 grandchildren, Drew Chapman, Reid Chapman, Davis Chapman, Tori Kilgore, Allen Davis, Paige Davis, Kayleigh Davis, Joshua Davis, Christopher Vinson and Tyler Vinson; three great-grandchildren, Jadelynn Earnest, Releena Earnest and Hurley Kilgore; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins..
She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Hythen Watson; and her brother, Douglas Jenkins..
Pallbearers will be Donnie Winfrey, Johnnie Oswalt, Randol Harlow, Elvin Hunt, Dewayne Hunt and Maurice Reynolds. Honorary pallbearers will be Zackary Oswalt, Robert Reed, Wesley Cox and Chris Bunn..
Visitation will be 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Faye Ellen Davis
PEPPERTOWN – Faye Ellen Davis, 80, died Tuesday, April 13, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. She was born Sept. 18, 1929, in Itawamba County to Carson and Nannie Mae Rogers Loden. She was a retired employee of the Itawamba County School District and a member of Riverhill Baptist Church. She was an avid homemaker and a Master Gardener.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Senter Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Allen Gullick officiating. Burial will be in the Friendship Methodist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Onan Fred Davis of Fulton; two sons, Wade Davis of Tupelo and Perry Davis of California; one brother, Ray Loden (Ann) of Birmingham; a half brother, Jessie Wade Loden of Palm Springs, Calif.; a half sister, Wanda Nolta (Frank) of Coronado, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her adoptive parents, George and Gladys Christian; and a brother, Wade Loden.
Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to service time today.

Hattie McCreary
FULTON – Hattie McCreary, 81, died Tuesday, April 13, 2010, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born Oct. 30, 1928, in Itawamba County to Bob and Emma Reese DeVall. She was retired from Mueller Brass in Fulton. She was a member of the Tilden Church of Christ.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Self and Marshall Eubanks Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Tilden Community Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Linda (Chip) May of Tilden; two sons, Jim (Brenda) McCreary of Amory and Kenneth McCreary of Fulton; four grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; one brother, James DeVall of St. Joseph, Mo.; two sisters, Nancy Lou Walton of Fulton and Martha Rae Frazier of Louisiana.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ellis McCreary.
Pallbearers will be Mitchell McCreary, Elvis Roberts, J.D. Walters, Roy Robinson, Colin Ashmore and Lawrence Brazil.
Honorary pallbearers will be Aaron Graham, Buster Davis and Jerry Bowen.
Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to service time today.

Linda Carter
COLUMBUS – Linda J. Carter, 65, died Tuesday, April 13, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.

Bette Estridge
WEST POINT – Bette McLemore Estridge, 78, died Tuesday, April 13, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Feb. 22,1932, in Clay County to Mary Tipton and Chester McLemore. She was a member of Siloam Baptist Church. She was a retired Executive Director for Clay County FSA.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Robinson Funeral Home Chapel in West Point with the Rev. Payton Myers officiating. Burial will follow in Palo Alto Cemetery.
She is survived by a son, Felix Gilbert Estridge (Reana) of Wylie, Texas; a daughter, Marymac Estridge of Madison; two brothers, Chester McLemore of Rancho Mirage, Calif., and Homer McLemore of Windham, Maine; two grandchildren, Cory Mizell Estridge and Brayden Estridge.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, C.A. Estridge; and her son, Eli Estridge.
Pallbearers will be Dr. Tip Sullivan, Todd McLemore, Dr. Bill Sullivan, Mark White, Bubba Whitt and Jim Todd. Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Faye Simmons, Randy Simmons, Bubba Todd and David Waide.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Robinson Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Palo Alto Cemetery Fund, c/o Jack Elliott, 9010 Hwy. 47m West Point, MS 39773.

Rosa Nell Inman
RED BAY, Ala. – Rosa Nell Inman, 83, died Tuesday, April 13, 2010, at The Courtyards in Fulton. She was born Nov. 6, 1926, in Itawamba County to Noonan and Gertrude Collier Grissom. She was owner and operator of Farmer’s Cafe in Red Bay and she also worked at Blue Bell. She attended Mt. Carmel Church of God of Prophecy.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay with Rev. Donnie Wooten and Rev. James H. Gray officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery at Golden.
Survivors are two daughters, Glenda James of Red Bay and Brenda Tackett (Ron) of Golden; one sister, Margie Gober of Zion, Ill.; a sister-in-law, Zella Grissom of Scobey; two grandchildren, Alisha Greene (Jake) of Dennis and Trisha Humphres (Teddy) of Red Bay; two great-grandchildren, Carlee Humphres and Colyn Humphres; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenan E. Inman; a son, Glen Edward Inman; and her parents, four brothers and two sisters.
Pallbearers will be Teddy Humphres, Jake Greene, Mack Ballard, David Thrasher, Glen Grissom and Billy Joe Brown.
Visitation will be 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Marge Arnold
CORINTH – Margaret “Marge” Arnold, 77, died Tuesday, April 13, 2010, at her home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Pleasant Hill United Pentecostal Church. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from noon to service time Friday.

Stanley McKee
CORINTH – Stanley Eddie McKee, 60, died Tuesday, April 13, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories in Corinth. Burial will be in the Family Rosewood Cemetery in Iuka.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to service time Friday.

Richard Moreland Sr.
AMORY – Richard Elgin Moreland Sr., 82, died Monday, April 12, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Born Feb. 16, 1928, in Amory, he was the son of the late Dee Elgin and Hester Florene Reeves Moreland. He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Billie Ruth Howell Moreland, in 2000. He later married Virginia Baughman in 2006. A U.S. Navy veteran, he served during World War II in Guam. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of Bigbee Baptist Church. Before his retirement, he was a truck driver for Conoco/Vista. He enjoyed being outdoors, hunting, fishing, working in the wood shop, his grandchildren, and attending his grandchildren’s sporting events.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with Bro. Tommy Whaley officiating. Burial will be in the Hatley Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia Moreland of Amory; three sons, Richard Elgin “Ricky” Moreland Jr. (Faye) of Bigbee, Charles Howell Moreland (Angie) of Amory and Randy Stephen Moreland (Tena) of Smithville; stepson, Mike Baughman (Beverly) of Amory; one daughter, Nelda Ruth Moreland Brooks (Danny) of Vestavia, AL; stepdaughter, Diane Newsom (Rodney) of Pontotoc; one brother, Jimmy Moreland (Rhunette) of Birmingham; seven grandchildren, Richard “Rick” Elgin Moreland III, Mitch A. Moreland, Cody Moreland, Dylan Moreland, Austin J. Brooks, R.J. Brooks and Mallory Ruth Moreland; seven stepgrandchildren, Rod Newsom, Rodger Newsom, Chris Baughman, Michelle Newsom, Bret Baughman, Shani Fullbright and Travia Moss; 10 stepgreat-grandchildren; and a special friend, Brent Metcalf.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife; and two brothers, Eugene E. and George C. Moreland.
Pallbearers will be Ricky Moreland, Mitch Moreland, Cody Moreland, Dylan Moreland, Austin Brooks and R.J. Brooks. Honorary pallbearers will be Mallory Moreland and stepgrandsons.
Visitation will continue until service time today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852.

Ellis Hardy
BALDWYN – Ellis “Jigs” Hardy, 82, died Tuesday, April 13, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a retired heavy equipment operator, a farmer and a Baptist.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Richie Hatcher and Bro. Rickey Hatcher officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Lula Mae Hardy of Baldwyn; two daughters, Sarah Fowler (Wade) of Baldwyn and Cindy Eddings (Rob) of Baldwyn; two sons, Jimmy Hardy of Keownville and Jerry Hardy (Vickie) of Dennis; two stepsons, James Armstrong of Baldwyn and Dexter Armstrong of New Albany; two sisters, Louise Diggs of Tupelo and Edith Carlock of Guntown; two brothers, Billy Hardy (Hazel) of Baldwyn and James Hardy (Betty) of Saltillo; six grandchildren, Tammy, Christy, Traci, Jerry Dale, Geneva and Dillin; six great-grandchildren, Cody, Austin, Sheyanne, Jeremy, Taylor and Keegan; stepgrandchildren, Jamie, Bronzie and Christy; six stepgreat-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Geneva Johnson Hardy; his parents, Troy and Lillie Mae Melton Hardy; and a grandson, Mirl Fowler.
His grandchildren and great-grandchildren will serve as his pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearer will be Lane Hatcher.

Billie Edward Church
COLUMBUS – Billie Edward Church, 76, died Tuesday, April 13, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital/GT in Columbus. Born Monday, Nov. 13, 1933, in Booneville, he was the son of the late Willie Newton Church and the late Willie Belle Johnson Church. He retired from the U.S Air Force in 1972 at Barksdale AFB with the rank of Master Sergeant and 20 years of service. During his time in the Air Force, which spanned both the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War, he was an aircraft mechanic, performed quality control on the planes and worked in Logistics. A resident of Columbus since 1964, he went to work for Waters Truck and Tractor as a warranty manager shortly after retiring from the Air Force in 1972. He retired in 1992 from Waters with approximately 20 years of employment. He was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church, VFW and numerous coffee clubs, and a former member of the Lions Club. He also bred and raised Boston Terriers and loved all of his dogs. He had a tremendous wit which he kept even during his lengthy illness.
A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at Annunciation Catholic Church with Father Robert Dore officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow at Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home of Columbus is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Friday in the church Atrium.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Lawrence Duhon Church of Columbus; sons, William Church (Anita) of Poplarville, Mo., David Church (Clare) of Los Angeles, Calif., and Kevin Church of Oklahoma City, Okla.; daughters, Deborah Kidder (Richard) of Columbus and Cynthia Primm (Lindsey) of Springlake, N.C.; brother, Melvin Church (Charlene) of Booneville; sister, Lila Lauderdale (Billy Joe) of Booneville; 11 grandchildren, Christopher Sarris, Michael Church (Lindsey), Nick Church (Jennifer), Amanda Church, Tiffany Evans (Sam), Tiffany Boykin (Terry), Blake Church (Kayla), Michelle Allen (Kurtis), Mason Church, Kevin Church Jr. and Caitlyn Church; 10 great-grandchildren, Haley Church, Taylor Marie Sarris, Makayla Church, Evelyn Boykin, Cameron Tyler Boykin, Madison Grace Boykin, Sarah Church, Gabriel Church, Maia Evans and Kiera Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two grandchildren Jason Wingo and Jessica Church.
Memorials may be made to Annunciation Catholic Church Building Fund, 823 College Street, Columbus, MS 39701.

Edith Henderson
MANTEE – Edith Alta Moon Henderson, 96, died Tuesday, April 13, 2010, at her residence. She was born Jan. 22, 1914, in Okemah, Okla., to Daniel Wheeler Moon and Anna Alston Moon. She was a homemaker and a member of Mantee Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Mantee Baptist Church with Rev. Tim Long and Rev. Marvin “Bo” Farrior officiating. Burial will follow in Pisqah Methodist Church Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include four daughters, Charlotte Ray, Barbara Harden and husband, Glen, Lou Harrington and husband, Scott, and Betty Greene and husband, Jerry, all of Mantee; one son, Sammy Henderson and wife, Jo Ann, of Belden; one daughter-in-law, Kathryn Henderson of Etta; 16 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Coach Sam Henderson; son, Danny Henderson; daughter-in-law, Gina Henderson; son-in-law, Jerome Ray; granddaughter, Dawn Harrington; and three sisters and three brothers
Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Gerald Ray, Jay Ray, Jim Ray, Jeff Harden, Shane Harrington, Todd Harrington, Michael Greene, Brad Henderson and Tim Henderson.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time Friday.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mantee Baptist Church Building Fund, P. O. Box 161, Mantee, MS 39751 or Pisqah Cemetery Fund, c/o Glennis Ming, 401 East Sides, Ackerman, MS 39735.

Leeta Keys-Knepper
TUPELO – Leeta Sarah Keys-Knepper, formerly of Zion, Ill., died Wednesday, April 14, 2010, at her family home in Tupelo after a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.

Bobbie Anthony
CORINTH – Bobbie B. Anthony died Wednesday, April 14, 2010, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McPeters Funeral Directors.

Stephen Toliver
SARDIS – Stephen Toliver, 37, died Sunday, April 11, 2010, at Baptist Hospital in Memphis.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Peter’s M.B. Church in Sardis. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the church.

Robert Moore
ABERDEEN – Robert “Frock-Bob” Moore, 75, died Saturday, April 10, 2010, at Pioneer Community Hospital in Aberdeen. Born Feb. 16, 1935, in Strong, he was the son of the late Clopton Moore Sr. and the late Mary Francis Clay-Moore. He joined Payne Chapel Church in Strong at an early age. He later joined Morgan Chapel C.M.E. Church in Aberdeen. He was a retired employee of Walker Manufacturing Company and self-employed in lawn care and wood service. He took a lot of pride in his life’s journey, growing in Godly wisdom and sharing it with family and friends to guide, uplift and encourage them.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Morgan Chapel CME Church in Aberdeen with the Rev. Annie Whitmore officiating. Burial will be in Oddfellows Rest Cemetery in Aberdeen. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two sisters, Virgie Dell Rodgers and Arvera Moore of Aberdeen: eight brothers, Curtis T. (Alice) Moore, T.J. (Queen) Moore, Roosevelt (Johnnie Mae ) Moore, Russell (Kate) Moore, Andrew Moore and Willie Moore, all of Aberdeen, Eddie James Moore of Hackettstown, N.J., and Eugene Moore of St. Louis, Mo.; a special nephew, Michael Anthony Moore of Aberdeen; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Robert Earl Ransom; two brothers, Dennis Moore and Clopton Moore Jr.; one sister, Tennie C. Moore; and one brother-in-law, Henry Rodgers.
Pallbearers will be Jeremy Moore, Mario Ward, Roy Walker, Richard Jones, Leon Matthews, Darnell Clay, Ron Ward, Byron Rodgers, Thomas Rodgers, Onasis Ward, Dexter Moore and Bobby Blanchard.
Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
For the online guestbook, visit www.bellememorialfuneralhome.com.

Johnnie Harris
HAMILTON – Johnnie Will Harris, 77, died Saturday, April 10, 2010, at his home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bethel M.B. Church in Hamilton. Burial will be in the Bethel Church Cemetery. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday.
Visit the online register book at www.bellememorialfuneralhome.com.

Sonny Loving
SHANNON – Herbert A. “Sonny” Loving, 57, died Friday, April 9, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Jan. 25, 1953, to Annie M. Loving and the late Robert Loving of Okolona. He grew up in the Shannon Poplar Springs area. He was a lifetime member of Poplar Springs CME Church. He was married to Reba Goree Loving. They had three children.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Poplar Springs CME Church in Shannon with the Rev. Dr. Clementine Mays officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. N.L. Jones & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his mother, Annie M. Loving; three children, Matrika Garth, Andijuar Loving and Candace Loving; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Maurice (Mary) and Robert (Depra); one sister, Mauritha (Fred) King; five aunts, one uncle and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father and one sister, Gwendolyn Loving.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the Eck and Georgia Shumpert Memorial Chapel at the N.L. Jones Funeral Home. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service time.
Sign the guestbook at www.nljonesandson.com.

Jimmy Coggin
EATON, Ohio – James Richard “Jimmy” Coggin, 79, died Tuesday, April 13, 2010, at Hospice of Dayton, Ohio, after a brief illness. He was born in Birmingham, Ala., on Feb. 20, 1931, to James Richard Coggin Sr. and Maudie Temple Coggin. He spent his childhood and early adult years in Verona and graduated from Verona High School in 1949. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was a 1960 graduate of Mississippi State University, where he studied electrical engineering. He had a successful longtime career and retired from the Warner and Swassey Company, formerly known as Sheffield Measurement Company, in the Dayton, Ohio, area. He was a longtime active member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Eaton, Ohio, and a member of Sister Cities of Vandalia and Eaton. Although he spent the majority of his life in the Dayton area, he loved his Southern roots and family, and made several pilgrimages yearly to visit and remain connected with his Mississippi family and friends. He always maintained a keen interest in genealogy. He revered everything Mississippi State and Verona, his wife and children in Ohio, and his Coggin, Temple and Monts families in Mississippi.
A memorial service for Mississippi family and friends will be at 11 a.m. today in the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors. Bro. Dale Whitlock and Rep. Steve Holland will officiate.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Grace Lutheran Church in Eaton, Ohio. A luncheon and gathering will follow in the fellowship hall. Expressions of sympathy may be e-mailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Margaret Jobst Coggin of Eaton, Ohio; a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Jane Coggin of Eldorado, Ohio; a daughter and son-in-law, Temple and Stanley Rodrigues of Dayton, Ohio; grandchildren, Alicia, Chris and Matt Coggin, and Natalie, Melanie and Kristen Rodrigues; a nephew, Rick and Jo Ann Grafton of Mt. Juliet, Tenn.; and numerous Mississippi cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Maudie Coggin; his sister, Jean Coggin Grafton; his son, Stephen Coggin; and a nephew, Bill Grafton.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Miami Valley Chapter, 3797 Summit Glen Drive, Suite 100, Dayton, Ohio 45449 or to the Verona Cemetery Upkeep Fund, P.O. Box 420, Verona, MS 38829.

Elaine Hines
Elaine Lowery Hines, 55, went to be with her Lord on April 14, 2010, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on March 12, 1955, in Brownsville, Tenn., to Curtis S. Lowery and Ona Hollingsworth Lowery. She graduated from Haywood High School and received her Masters of Audiology degree from the University of Mississippi in December 1978. She spent her entire career of 30-plus years as a clinical audiologist at ENT Physicians of North Mississippi. She was an active member of Harrisburg Baptist Church, where she enjoyed being a part of the Sanctuary Choir until her health forced her away. She enjoyed working with children of all ages in both Sunday School activities and missions/choir. She was a Rebel fan and loved to travel, spend time with her family and her precious Dachshund, Maddie.
She leaves her loving husband, John, whom she married in December 1979; one daughter, Holli Elaine Hines of Oxford; one son, Curt Hines (Lindsey) of Saltillo; her parents, Curtis and Ona Lowery of Tupelo; wonderful in-laws, nieces, nephews and numerous very special cousins. A special word of thanks and love to her extended families: Harrisburg Baptist Church, especially the Sanctuary Choir, Ridgeway friends and neighbors, ENT of North Mississippi, the Big Six and Ole Miss Tailgaters.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. with Celebration of Life service beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, April 16, at Harrisburg Baptist Church with Dr. Forrest Sheffield, Rev. David Langerfeld, Rev. Jim Holcomb and Rev. Aaron Tomes leading the worship. Additional visitation will follow the service.
The family has requested that gifts of love be given to Harrisburg Baptist Church, Sanctuary Hospice House or a research program, especially the fight against cancer. Her body was donated to cancer research to help in that fight.
“Dust thou art, and unto dust thou shalt return” (Genesis 3:19).

Roger Cruse
PONTOTOC – Roger Bryant Cruse, 60, died Wednesday, April 14, 2010, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. He was a member and deacon of Harmony Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with Bro. Jerry Caples and Bro. Joe Herndon officiating. Burial will be in Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Faye Cruse; one daughter, Meghann McCarver (Brian); a grandson, Max Bryant McCarver; three brothers, Neil Cruse (Debbie), Joey Cruse (Vickie) and Jackie Cruse (Kathy); and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Edd and Laverne Brown.
He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Cruse, and his mother, Dorothy Cruse.
Pallbearers will be Blake Cruse, David Cruse, Rodney Munlin, Jeff Coleman, Ronald Sellers and Tommy Stalnaker.
Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of Harmony Baptist Church and the Pontotoc Spring tool and die shop employees.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to service time Friday.
Memorial donations may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House.