Obituaries April 15, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

Jimmie Morris
TUPELO – Jimmie Wallace Morris, 91, died Saturday, April 14, 2012, at Rosewood Residence. A Tupelo native and longtime resident, she was born Sept. 18, 1920, to George and Annie Burroughs Wallace. She married Clarence Morris in 1956. She retired from the Mississippi Highway Department after many years of service. She enjoyed needlework and growing flowers and was an active member of Harrisburg Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W. E. Pegues with Dr. Forrest Sheffield officiating. Burial will be in Tupelo Memorial Park.
Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Clarence Morris of Tupelo; and several extended family members.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation will be at 1 p.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Jerry Reddell
CORINTH – Jerry Paul Reddell, 74, died Friday, April 13, 2012, at Mississippi Care Center. He was born Sept. 13, 1937. He was a truck driver for Coca Cola for 15 years. He was a member of Holly Baptist Church.
Services are at 4 p.m. today at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Bro. John Boler officiating. Internment is at Holly Cemetery.
He is survived by son, Keith Reddell (Tina) of Corinth; daughters, Darlene Grimes (Jim) of Booneville and Lisa Crow (Jimmy) of Corinth; grandchildren, Kayla Reddell Latch (Josh), Whitney Reddell, Alisha Grimes Alexander, Jarod Grimes (Sheena), Jeannie Grimes Vickers (Michael Lipham), Ashley Crow Pittman (Tyler), Candy Crow Thomas and John Thomas Crow; great-grandchildren, Kyle Miller, Colby Lipham, Katie Lipham, Dawson Vickers, Kinley Pittman, Sophie Crow, Dillan Erikson, Maddie Erikson and Gracie Erikson; brothers, John Reddell (Joann) of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Kenneth Reddell (Faye) of Corinth and Larry Reddell of Corinth; sister, Marie Mills of Michie, Tenn.; and brothers-in-law, Wilson Cash of Crump, Tenn., and Bob Bearden of Selmer, Tenn.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jane Rider Reddell; grandchild, Mistie Renae Reddell Miller; mother, Josie Flatt Reddell; father, Anderson B. Reddell; sisters, Thelma Bearden, Alma Hull, Helen Huggins, Mildred Wallace, Elva Cash and Nellie Reddell.
Visitation is at 2 p.m. until service time today at Magnolia Funeral Home.
Online Condolences may be left at www.magnoliafunreralhome.net.
Barry Newman
BRANDON – Hugh Barry Newman, 48, died Thursday, April 12, 2012, in Memphis, Tenn. He was an avid Alabama Crimson Tide and Saint Louis Cardinals fan. He enjoyed fishing and loved his daughter and granddaughter.
Service is at 1 p.m. Monday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc. Internment is at Immanuel Cemetery in Pontotoc.
He is survived by daughter, Stefanie Newman of Horn Lake; granddaughter, Madison Newman of Horn Lake; parents, Alfred and Carolyn Newman of Brandon; and three brothers, Frankie Newman of Arlington, Tenn., Andy Newman and Joseph Newman, both of Brandon.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Oda Kidd Gentry and Hugh Bernice Gentry and Alfred Newman Sr. and Erma Free Newman.
Visitation is 2 to 6 p.m. today and 11 a.m. until service time Monday.
Lucion Poss
UNA – Lucion Poss, 78, died Saturday, April 14, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Calvert Funeral Home of West Point.
Leonard Jones
AMORY – Leonard Ray Jones, 86, died on Friday, April 13, 2012, at his residence. He was born May 17, 1925, to Reuben D. and Thomas Vernona Fowlkes Jones. He attended Phillips School in Monroe County and married Daisy McAnally in 1949. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II and The Korean Conflict, and received several medals. He worked in the furniture industry employed by Pullman Couch, Townhouse Penthouse Industries and Kingsport before his retirement. Leonard was a supporter of our Military Troops and was proud to have served his country. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, coon hunting and boating with his family. His family and friends were most important to him in his daily life.
A celebration of life service will be held at 3 p.m. today at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Bro. Steven Ford and Bro. Scott Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Howell Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Daisy McAnally Jones of Amory; his daughters, Betty Gill (Richard) of Columbus and Nancy Thomas (Dwight) of Jacksonville, Fla.; his son, Dr. Clifford Ray Jones (Dr. Diane) of Fortuna, Calif.; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews; and special friend, Tommy Best.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Charles Robert “Bobby” Jones; four brothers; and four sisters.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Carter, Wesley Morgan, Alan Haney, Andy Hathcock, Elijah Hinshaw, Richard Gill, Jimmy Morgan Jr. and Charles McAnally. Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Best and J.C. Thompson.
Visitation will continue until service time.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Bobby Patterson
GUNTOWN – Bobby James Patterson, 69, of the Alpine community died Thursday, April 12, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was a Baptist and a used car dealer.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Jody Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Bethany Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Polly Johnson Patterson of the Alpine community; daughter, Karon Crowley (Jeff) of Tupelo; son, Michael Patterson of Alpine; sister, Mable Ethridge of Saltillo; grandchildren, Trey Hill (Leigh-Anne), Emily Patterson, Kayla Crowley and Morgan Crowley; great-grandchildren, Carrie Hill, Tucker Hill, Ansleigh Hill and Caleb Hampton; and several nieces and nephews.
He was was preceded in death by his parents, Will and Beulah Patterson; a sister, Lorine Patterson; and two brothers, Jim and Charles Patterson.
Pallbearers will be Danny Johnson, David Johnson, Jeff Crowley, Trey Hill, Allen Johnson and Russell Ethridge.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home.
Vera Page
BELMONT – Vera Nell George Page, 69, died Friday, April 13, 2012, at Helen Keller Hospital. She was born in Red Bay, Ala., and was a forklift operator for Mueller Brass in Fulton.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Scot George officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery in Tishomingo.
She is survived by her husband, Jimmy Page; four children, Kathy Page of Allen, Texas, Theresa Holt (Scott) of Sheffield, Ala., Ricky Page (Shara) of Midway and Myra Timbs (Anthony) of Golden; seven grandchildren, Kaitlyn Gaston, April Lovelace, William Shotts, Tommy Lee Shotts, James Page, Selena Page and Kacie Timbs; one great-granddaughter, Lila Kate Shotts; and seven brothers and sisters, Martha Barns of Mantachie, Gordon George (Nora Ann) of Red Bay, Riley George (Sarah) and Margaret Pardue (Tommy) all of Belmont, Edward George of Arlington, Texas, Otis George (Myra) and Sheila Bolton (Billy) all of Golden.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Clara Gann George; and one brother, Vester George.
Pallbearers will be Anthony George, Michael George, William Shotts, Tommy Lee Shotts, Chester George and James Page.
Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home in Belmont and until service time on Monday.
Betty Robinson
GUNTOWN – Betty Hamblin Robinson, 61, died Saturday, April 14, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born June 4, 1950, to Albert Lee and Bonnie Outlaw Hamblin. She was a graduate of Baldwyn High School and Northeast Mississippi Community College. She was an RN at North Mississippi Medical Center for 27 years.
Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Robbins officiating with burial in the Camp Creek Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband of 42 years, Dan Robinson of Guntown; daughter, Dana Robinson of Tupelo; son, Will Robinson of Saltillo; two sisters, Janie Palmer (Jimmy) of Tupelo and Joyce Creely (Tom) of Smyrna, Ga.; three granddaughters, Hailee and Ella Spalding of Tupelo and Rylie Robinson of Saltillo; three nieces, Jan Burchfield, Susan McGloflin (Mike) and Lisa Boutwell; and nephews, Mitchell Palmer (Tammy), Randy Palmer (Kathy), Donnie Hamblin (Pam), Joey Hamblin, Thomas Creely (Katie) and Christopher Creely (Ashley).
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Ray Hamblin; and son, Daniel Lee Robinson.
Pallbearers are Todd Palmer, Jake Palmer, Calib Palmer, Josh McGloflin, Bo Boutwell, Owen Boutwell, Oliver Boutwell and Matt Burchfield.
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home.
Frances Dickerson
TUPELO – Frances Metts Dickerson, 93, died Saturday, April 14, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Holland Funeral Directors.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net
Ilene Drewery
RIPLEY – Ilene Drewery, died Saturday, April 14, 2012, at the Tippah County Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ripley Funeral Home. Visitation will be 5 to 9 p.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home.
To view online obituary and sign guest book, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.
Kenny Stephens
TISHOMINGO – Kenny Stephens, 57, died Thursday, April 12, 2012, at his residence.
Services are at 2 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka. Internment is at Mountain Joy Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Joy Cemetery Fund.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
Shena Johnson
BOLIVAR, Tenn. – Shena Nichole Johnson, 31, died Saturday, April 14, 2012, at Bolivar General Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Foster and Son Funeral Home of Ripley.
Franklin Wilbanks
RIPLEY – Franklin D. Wilbanks, 64, died Thursday, April 12, 2012, at Resthaven Nursing Home in Ripley.
Services are at 2 p.m. today at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Internment is at Community Pentecostal Church Cemetery.
Visitation is noon today until service time.
Randy Franks
NETTLETON – Randy R. Franks, 54, died Saturday, April 14, 2012, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service in New Albany.