By NEMS Daily Journal
TUPELO – Jesse James Witt, 17, died Sunday, April 14, 2013, in Lee County as the result of a motor vehicle accident. Jesse was born on May 28, 1995, in Cullman, Ala., to Leonard and Shelia Mae Smith Witt. Tupelo became his home in 2001 when his family moved here from Alabama. Jesse attended Tupelo Middle School and was a senior at Saltillo High School, Class of 2013. Jesse’s plans were to attend Mississippi State University in the fall and pledge Kappa Sigma. A great lover of all God’s creation, Jesse loved the area waters and lakes, was an skilled wake boarder and enjoyed boating, fishing and hunting with his Dad and friends. He was a remarkable athlete, participating and attending as many SHS athletic events as possible this year. His Tiger Pride included being an ace tennis player, winning the MSHAA District Tennis Tournament just last weekend and formerly playing football. A diehard Alabama Crimson Tide fan, he was a joy to be around.
A joint Life Celebration Service with his best friend, Gage Fidram, will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at The Orchard Church on Coley Road in Tupelo with Bro. Barton Ramsey, Coach Charles Covington and his sister, Jade, officiating. Burial will follow in Tupelo Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors and from 2 p.m. to service time Wednesday at The Orchard Church.
Survivors include his parents, Leonard and Shelia Witt of Tupelo; his sister, Jade Elizabeth Witt; his grandparents, James Richard Witt and Ella Faye Witt of Birmingham, Ala.; his aunts and uncles, Rodney and Angie Smith, Doug and Tonya Witt, and Jimmy Witt; and a host of cousins and other relatives and his Saltillo High School family. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Shelba Jean and James Moody Witt, and his best friend, Gage Hamilton Fidram.
Pallbearers will be River Fidram, John Gann, Tory Gifford, Case Knight, Carson Crooks, Colby Hall, Worth Robinson, John Forrest Kelley, Thomas Harris, Matthew Ammerman, Justin Hughes, J.G. Miley, Matthew Miley, Matt Clark and Andrew Clark.
Memorials may be made to the River Fidram/Jade Witt Educational Fund, 2541 Hwy. 145, Saltillo, MS 38866.
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SALTILLO – Gage Hamilton Fidram, 17, died Sunday, April 14, 2013, in lee County as the result of a motor vehicle accident. Gage was born in Fort Wayne, Ind., on Oct. 13, 1995, to Roger Fidram and Laurie Hamilton Fidram. He located to the Tupelo area six years ago with his family and attended Saltillo High School, where he was a Junior. Blessed with extraordinary athletic ability, Gage was a wide receiver on the SHS football team as well as track star and tennis player. He enjoyed great conversation with his many friends and loved hanging out with his buddies. Gage loved McDonald’s and was known to frequent often. He loved music and lived life to the fullest.
A joint Life Celebration Service with his best friend, Jesse Witt, will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at The Orchard Church on Coley Road in Tupelo with Bro. Barton Ramsey and Coach Charles Covington officiating. Burial will follow in Tupelo Memorial Park. Visitation willb e from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors and from 2 p.m. to service time Wednesday at The Orchard Church.
Survivors include his parents, Laurie Fidram of Cumming, Ga., and Roger Fidram of Wooster, Ohio; his biological father, Michael Ford of South Bend, Ind.; three brothers, River Fidram of Saltillo, Dakota Fidram of Cumming, Ga., and Drewk Fidram of South Bend, Ind.; his half siblings, Brett Fidram of Columbus, Ohio, Courtney Fidram of Youngstown, Ohio, Colton Ford of South Bend, Ind., and McKenna Ford of South Bend, Ind.; his local host families, Deanna and Bubba Knight, and Case and Bo Gifford and Tory, all of Saltillo; his grandfather, Jack Ford of South Bend, Ind.; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and his Saltillo High School family. He was preceded in death by his best friend, Jesse Witt.
Pallbearers will be River Fidram, John Rueben Gann, Tory Gifford, Case Knight, Carson Crooks, Colby Hall, Worth Robinson, John Forrest Kelley, Thomas Harris, Matthew Ammerman, Justin Hughes, J.G. Miley, Matthew Miley, Matt Clark and Andrew Clark. Honorary pallbearers will be the Saltillo High School football team.
Memorials may be made to the River Fidram/Jade Witt Educational Fund, c/o BancorpSouth, 2541 Hwy. 145, Saltillo, MS 38866.
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SALTILLO – Michael Lynn “Mike” Felks, 52, died at his residence in Saltillo Sunday, April 14, 2013, after an extended illness. He was born Oct. 23, 1961, in Memphis, Tenn., to William and Daisy Boyd Felks. Mike was a resident of the Tupelo area most of his life. He graduated from East Union High School in Ellistown and was a member of Belden Baptist Church. Mr. Felks was a Regional Manager of Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. before becoming disabled. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and working in his yard, especially his riding lawnmower. He adored his dog Annabelle. Mike loved sports and was an Ole Miss Rebel fan. He was an avid conversationalist, a lover of life and people, and loved spending time with his family and friends.
A life celebration will be at 2 p.m. today, April 16, 2013, at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Jim Holcomb and Bro. Brian Daniels officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Gilead Cemetery in Union County. Visitation will be today from 12 noon until service time. Holland Funeral Directors is entrusted with arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Scarlett Felks of Saltillo; his son, William Parker Felks of Nashville, Tenn.; his stepdaughter, Sarah Grace Dillard of Saltillo; a brother, William Felks Jr. (Jan) of Meridian; four sisters, Betty Abels of Meridian, Linda Keys (Kim) of Forrest, Brenda Cornelius of Tupelo and Barbara Daniels (Neal) of Belden; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Frances Ellis; and a brother-in-law, Mickey Abels.
Pallbearers will be Danny Cash, George Adams Jr., Woody Watson, Brent Lindsey, Jason Paganelli and Tim Soper. Honorary pallbearers will be Tony Mason, Mike Driggers, John Swords and Dr. Keith Young.
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RIPLEY – Clifford Lawrence Cox, 78, died Thursday, April 11, 2013, at Golden Living Center in Ripley. He was born June 30, 1934, in Tippah County to Alex Cox and Harriett Boyd Cox. He was a veteran of the Air Force, a graduate of Mississippi Valley State and a teacher for many years. He married Maudine Mitchell in 1972. He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Peoria.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Moses Chapel United Methodist Church in Ripley. The Rev. Joseph Stone will officiate. Burial will be in Corinth National Cemetery. Foster & Son Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two brothers, Albert (Hattie) Cox and Alex Cox; a sister-in-law, Dossie Nixon; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a brother, Earnest Cox; four sisters-in-law, Lula Mae Carruth, Dinah Lee Simmons, Lizzie Etta Johnson and Jamie Pauline Johnson.
Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. today with a family time from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in repose at the church one hour prior to service time.
BOONEVILLE – Tommy Gerald Johnson, 60, died Monday, April 15, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was born April 8, 1953, in Prentiss County. He was a truck driver. He was of the Church of Christ faith. He enjoyed NASCAR, fishing, and spending time with his grandsons and other family members.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Terry Roberts officiating. Burial will be in the Jacinto Church of Christ Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda Reeves Johnson, whom he married on April 29, 1983; a daughter, Amy Harris (Jason) of Booneville; his mother, Barbara Johnson of Booneville; two brothers, Randle Johnson (Susan) and Mickey Johnson, all of Booneville; two sisters, Joan Rorie (Charles) of Rienzi and Vickie Johnson of Booneville; two grandsons, Tyson Harris and Jake Harris; and a sister-in-law, Brenda Lee Johnson.
He was preceded in death by his father, Delmar Johnson; a brother, Ronnie “Frog” Johnson; and a granddaughter, Molly Grace Harris.
Pallbearers are Eric Davis, David Johnson, Luke Johnson, Chad Sparks, Daniel Johnson and Cody Johnson.
BOONEVILLE – Berry Davis, 71, passed away on Monday, April 15, 2013, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home.
CORINTH – Marla Mitchell Shettles, 44, died Sunday, April 14, 2013, at Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Wheeler Grove Baptist Church. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to service time Wednesday at the church.
MEMPHIS – Ralph F. Vance, 56, died Monday, April 15, 2013, at Baptist Hospital East in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Foster and Son Funeral Home of Ripley.
PONTOTOC – Mildred Marie Loggins, 81, died Sunday, April 14, 2013, at her home. She was a former employee of Ram Golf and retired from the Pontotoc Walmart. She was of the Pentecostal faith. She enjoyed gardening, taking care of her flowers, cooking for her family, and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a loving, caring, independent woman, always putting others and her family first. She was unselfish in her life for her family.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc. The Rev. Ray Broadway will officiate. Burial will follow in the Ebenezer Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by a sister, Ida “Irene” Starnes of Saltillo; a brother, Leon Dodson (Carolyn) of MIllington, Tenn.; children, Rickey Loggins (Sherry), Roger Loggins (Denise), Susan Brandon (Jones); grandchildren, Eric Loggins (Amy), Kristy Bolin (D.J.)(, Rodney Loggins (Amber), April Flurry, William Stewart and Mackenzie “Boo Boo” Stewart, all of Pontotoc; great-grandchildren, Cole Loggins, Ethan Loggins, Hunter Bolin, Brandon Bolin, Aubree Loggins, Sebastian Flurry, Devon Stewart, Trinetty Stewart and Alex Stewart, all of Pontotoc; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, David Loggins; brother, Bobby Dodson; sister, Willie Lou Garrison.
Pallbearers will be William Stewart, Mackenzie Stewart, Rodney Loggins, Eric Loggins, Brandon Bolin and Cole Loggins.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to service time Wednesday.
TUPELO – Arlie Mae Grady, 84, died Sunday, April 14, 2013, at Sanctuary Hospice House following an extended illness. She was born in Itawamba County on Nov. 16, 1927, to Isom Hadaway and Erin Perry Hadaway. She graduated from Smithville High School and married the love of her life, Buford Grady. They made their home in Calhoun City, where she was an active member of Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church and where she was instrumental in starting the Methodist Rummage House. She was a loving wife and mother who enjoyed gardening, sewing, cooking, traveling, fishing, tailgating for the Mississippi State University football games, and caring for her family. She loved her dog, Maggie. She worked many years as an interior decorator with her dear friend, Ruth at Ruth’s Draperies. In 2003 she moved to Tupelo to live with her son until 2010 when she went into Magnolia Manor in Tupelo.
A celebration of life service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with the Rev. Jay Stanley officiating. Graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. in Haughton Cemetery in Amory. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today and from noon to service time Wednesday.
Survivors include her son, Billy Grady (girlfriend, Leslie Eubank) of Tupelo; special grandchildren, Kenzi Eubank and Chelsea Cernigliaro of Tupelo; nieces, Doris Fields (Roger) of Richmond community and Brenda Garner of Wren; nephews, Donnie Garner (Cindy) and Danny Garner (Kim), all of Wren; and great-nieces, Susan Loden (Ricky) and Amy Caples (Jessie), both of Richmond.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Buford, who died in 2001; a brother, Shirley Hadaway and wife, Marie; and nephew, Joniel Hadaway.
Pallbearers will be Mike Beasley, Donnie Garner, Terry Bagwell, Greg Lawson, Don Caviness and George Spellings. Honorary pallbearers will be Guy Holloway, Mike Armour, Mike Barnes, Perry Smith, Jerry Moore and Robert Clanton.
Memorials may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38803.
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RED BANKS – Timothy “T.J.” Barber, 28, formerly of Nettleton, died Monday, April 15, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis after an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton.
NEW ALBANY – Lester Wilder “Dezzer” Rogers, 91, died Sunday, April 14, 2013, at Sunshine Inn Assisted Living in Myrtle. He was born Oct. 18, 1921, in Union County to Lawrence H. Rogers and Cora McDonald Rogers. He was a farmer and a member of Martin Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the United Funeral Service Chapel in New Albany with the Rev. Charley Garrett and the Rev. Andy Russell officiating. Burial will be in the Martin Cemetery. United Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by a sister, Leona R. Moody of New Albany.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Ruth Holcomb; and two brothers, Sam Rogers and James Rogers.
Pallbearers will be Thomas Moody, John Moody, Jerry Ferguson, Jackie Wray, Jeremy Moody and Michael Moody.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.
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ABERDEEN – Marjorie Reese Hearns, 69, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Pilgrim Rest M.B. Church. The Rev. Willie Buchanan will be officiating. Burial will follow in the Oddfellows Rest Cemetery. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by one daughter, Margaret Alexander; one brother, Allen (Bubba) Reese of Minneapolis, Minn.; and three sisters, Johnnie Mae Moore, Mary Lewis Buckingham and Queen E. Reese.
Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.
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SPRINGDALE, Ark. – James Ellis Sugg, 70, died Saturday, April 13, 2013, at Northwest Medical Center in Springdale, Ark. He was born Nov. 24, 1942, in West Point to Harry C and Mary Riley Sugg. He was a retired food inspector for the U.S.D.A. He was a 32nd degree Mason and Shriner. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Fayetteville. He enjoyed woodworking, mission work and beekeeping.
He is survived by his wife, Patsy Sugg of Springdale, Ark.; son, James Ellis Sugg Jr. (Julie) of Tulsa, Okla.; daughter, Melissa Bradley (Jon) of Baton Rouge, La.; brother, Harry Sugg of Pensacola, Fla.; sister, Joan Cash of Jonesboro, Ark.; and grandchildren, Riley Sugg and T.J. Bradley.
A funeral service was held on Monday, April 15, at First Baptist Church in Fayetteville, Ark., with Dr. Douglas Faulkner officiating.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in New Hope Cemetery. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home is in charge. Everyone is asked to meet at 9:50 a.m. at the cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Arkansas Baptist Children’s Home, 601 W. Capitol Ave., Little Rock, AR 72201 or Missions, First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1324, Fayetteville, AR 72702-13224.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
AMORY – Jerry L. “J.T.” Thompson, 65, died Monday, April 15, 2013, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
VICKSBURG – Wanna Seay, 93, died Friday, April 12, 2013, in the Forest Manor Nursing Home in Covington, La. She was the daughter of the late W.H. Edwards and Sula Montgomery Edwards of Tupelo. She retired from the U.S. government at the Mississippi River Commission in Vicksburg. She was a lifetime member of Crawford Street United Methodist Church.
She is survived by a daughter, Carolyn G. Martin (Thomas) of Ponchatoula, La.; granddaughter, Shelly Gilbrech (Dr. Richard Gilbrech) of Slidell, La.; stepson, Dr. Donald Seay (Ingrid) of Oviedo, Fla.; stepdaughter, Connie Mardis (Alan) of Niceville, Fla.; and numerous grandchildren.
In addition to her parents , she was preceded in death by her husbands, William Aaron Gillentine and Maurice Seay; a granddaughter, Tiffany M. McLain; a stepdaughter, Maureen Smart; and a stepson, William Seay.
Graveside services were Monday, April 15, in Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery with the Rev. Cary Stockett officiating. Riles Funeral Home of Vicksburg is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Central Mississippi, 196 Charmant Drive, Suite 4, Ridgeland, MS 39157 or charities of choice.
FURRS – Jerry Golding, 51, died Monday, April 15, 2013. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
TREMONT – Charles L. Anthony, 78, died on Sunday, April 14, 2013, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. Born March 8, 1935, in Marion County, Ala., he was a son of the late R.J. and Evie Brewer Anthony. A graduate of Hamilton Schools, he worked nearly 50 years as an exterminator, owning and operating Anthony Pest Management. He was also a cattleman. He was a Baptist.
A celebration of life service will be at 2 p.m. today at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with Bro. Bobby Fowler and Tony Clark officiating. Burial will be in the Liberty Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Patsy Wilson Anthony of Tremont; one son, John Anthony (Deanna) of Tremont; one brother, Dexter Anthony (Bobbie) of Haleyville, Ala.; three grandchildren, Lauren Mask, Zack Mask and Emily Mask; two great-grandchildren, Tahrleigh Frederick and Alli Mask; nephews, Bobby, Terry, Michael and Myron Anthony; and special friend, Richard Upton.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, James R. Anthony; two brothers, Verdell “Pete” and Harold Gay Anthony; and two sisters-in-law, Nell Anthony and Cheryl Anthony.
Pallbearers will be Noel Kennedy, Zack Mask, Tom Jackson, Richard Upton, Benji Poole, Wayne King, Kevin Anthony and Brennon Anthony.
Visitation will continue until service time today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Liberty Grove Cemetery Fund, c/o Jerry Russell, 60869 Pearce Chapel Road, Greenwood Springs, MS 38848.
Memories and condolences may be expressed at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
BATESVILLE – Janice Faye Wardlaw Dulany, 68, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, April 13, 2013, at Baptist Memorial East Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Milton Cline “Big Daddy” Wardlaw and Ludie “Lulu” Breazeale Wardlaw of Batesville. She was born in Oxford on April 21, 1944. A Christian and student of God’s Holy word, she was a member of Curtis Union Church. A spiritual mentor, edifier, encourager and friend to all, she possessed the gifts of hospitality and mercy. She was a charter member of Batesville’s Junior Auxiliary and Batesville’s Sub-Deb Cotillion Club. She graduated from Batesville High School in 1962 and went on to further her education at Millsaps College in Jackson and Northwest Jr. College. She was the co-founder of CCDulany Designs, where she was an interior and custom home designer. She was an avid Ole Miss fan.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church of Batesville. Pastor John Howell Jr., Pastor Richard “Dick” Hill and Pastor Jerry Parker will officate. Private interment will follow. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 9:30 a.m. to service time Friday inside the Activities Center of the First United Methodist Church. Wells Funeral Home of Batesville is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, Charlie Cecil Dulany of Batesville; a son, “Chuck” Cecil Johnson (Kay) of Batesville; a daughter, Jenny Johnson Bailey (Brad) of Batesville; one brother, Milton Cline “Buz” Wardlaw (Judy) of Starkville; one sister, Olive Ruth Wardlaw Parker (Jerry) of Jonesboro, Ark.; two grandchildren, Rebekah Ruth Bailey and Matthew Parker Johnson; nieces, Paige Parker Aleman and Woodman Wardlaw Berry; two nephews, Jeff Parker and Mitt Wardlaw; a brother-in-law, Arlie Vecil Dulany of Batesville; her “adopted son,” Dr. Robert Corkern (Missy) of Batesville; and her “adopted brother,” Richard Hartley of Batesville.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Pallbearers are Jeff Parker, Mitt Wardlaw, Calin Taffer, Jack Aleman, Randy Wardlaw, Robert Brown, Ray Carter and Daniel Beard.
Contributions may be made to Curtis Union Church, Save-a-Life, or a church or charity of the donor’s choice.
SENATOBIA – Goldie Imogene “Jean” Pettit Walters, 85, died Sunday, April 14, 2013, at North Oak Regional Medical Center in Senatobia. She was born Oct. 28, 1927, in Chickasaw County to Clarence Augusta Pettit and Audrie Mae Clark Pettit. She was a homemaker and a member of Faith Baptist Church in Lambert.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Houston Funeral Home in Houston with eulogy by Dock Wayne McGee and with the Rev. Richard Mills officiating. Burial will follow at Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Houston.
Survivors include her daughters, Patricia and Richard Mills of Senatobia, and Shirley and Mike Pittman of Clarksdale; her sons, W.C. and Shirley Walters of Cabot, Ark., and Larry and Wanda Walters of Batesville; her sisters, Virginia Spencer of Mantee, and Louise and Dock Wayne McGee of Houston; her sister-in-law, Evelyn Pettit of Houston; her brothers, Vester “Buck” and Peggy Pettit of Houston, James Marion “I.T.” and Norma Pettit of Houston, Delbert and Mary Helen Pettit of Houston, Prentiss and Patricia Pettit of Houston; seven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Oren Hugh Walters, on Dec. 8, 1999; her mother-in-law, Mabel Sumner; and her sisters, Jimmie Olean Vance, Ruby McConnel and Pearlie Dulaney; and her brothers, Clarence Oneal Pettit and Mervin Pettit.
Pallbearers are Jack Vance, Jason Walters, Jeff Walters, Bryan Hall, Jamie Matthews and Carson Bailey.
Friends and family may sign and leave a message on our register book at houstonfuneralhomems.com.
AMORY – Patsy Ann Monaghan Camp, 71, died on Sunday, April 14, 2013, at her home. A lifelong resident of Monroe County, she was born March 15, 1942, in Nettleton to Shelby and Ruby Virginia Laney Monaghan. Before her retirement, she worked as a field interviewer for the U.S. Census Bureau. She was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed shopping, listening to Elvis, and spending time with her grandchildren.
A celebration of life service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with Bro. Truman Carter officiating. Burial will be in the Liberty Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Sherry Parkhurst (Scott) of Jackson, Tenn.; one son, Bryan Camp (Michelle) of Amory; four sisters, Peggy Best (Jim), Carolyn Wigginton (Roger), Mary Bright and Linda Presley (Donnie), all of Amory; one brother, Dewey Monaghan (Eva Grace) of Amory; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Swan Spencer (Clint), Nicholas Waldrop (Brittany), Jordan Parkhurst, Chad Brahl, Bryce Camp, Bryn Camp and McKynlie Camp; two great-grandchildren, Neely Sha Spencer and Lucas Waldrop; a host of nieces and nephews; and special friends, Barbara Howell, Ruby Nell Wright, Sue and Fred Tartt, Judy Earnest, Shirley Owen, and Donna Neal.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Joyce Chism and Francis Hester.
Pallbearers will be Bryce Camp, Clint Spencer, Nicholas Waldrop, Scott Wiggington, Josh Chism, Walker Todd and Bryn Camp. Honorary pallbearers will be Roger Wiggington, Roger Duke, Sammy Neal, Pat Patterson, Fred Tartt, Jim Best, Donnie Presley and Chad Brahl.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Amory Food Pantry or to the American Diabetes Foundations, www.diabetes.org
Memories and condolences may be expressed at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
SAVANNAH, Tenn. – Robert Hicks, 82, formerly of Kirkville, died Monday, April 15, 2013, at the Regional Hospital in Jackson, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
PONTOTOC – Tallulah Falls “Lu” Bramlett, 78, died Monday, April 15, 2013, at her home. She was born in Miami, Okla., and reared in Hood River, Ore. She had lived the past 40 years in Pontotoc. She was a member of In Good Faith Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc. Bro. Nelson will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include a son, Steve Bramlett (Marty); a daughter, Debra Fately (Ron); four sisters, Winona Branson (Nokie), Irene Dunaphin (Jack), Juanita Applegate and Navline Chapman; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Bramlett; sons, Barry Bramlett and Delaney Bramlett; daughter, Susan Wagner; parents, Bert and Meryl Ketcher.
Pallbearers will be Steve Bramlett, Adam Bramlett, K.J. McCollum, Scotty Bramlett, Travis Brazil and Patrick Pettit. Eric Webster is an honorary pallbearer.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday.
PONTOTOC – Julia Josephine Akins Mallard, 85, died Sunday, April 14, 2013, in Tupelo. She was born Aug. 31, 1927, in Blue Mountain to Bondy and Mary V. Akins. She graduated from Palmer High School near Ripley, Blue Mountain College and the University of Mississippi. She retired after 30 years as an elementary school teacher. She was always active in her church as a Sunday school teacher. She was a selfless wife, mother and mamaw, and blessed with a sweet kind spirit.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc. Bro. Gordon Gentry and Bro. Jay Street will officiate. Burial will follow in the Pontotoc City Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Donald Mallard, whom she married in 1946; children, Don Mallard of Mountain Home, Ark., Becky Mulvey (Kevin) of Nashville, Tenn., Brett Mallard of Pontotoc; grandchildren, Ashley Mallard (Kim), Don Mallard (Courtney) of Fayetteville, Ark., Ian Mulvey (Patricia) of Nashville, Craig Mulvey (Holly) of Nashville, Jessica Mallard Taylor (Alan) of Starkville and Shannon Mulvey of Nashville; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Mary Dees and Bonnie Blackwell; and a brother, Harry Akins.
Pallbearers will be Don Mallard, Ian Mulvey, Craig Mulvey, Kevin Mulvey, Alan Taylor, Mark Waltrip, Skeeter Loden, Gene Turner, Johnny Moore, Walter White and Terry Bean.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday.
NEW ALBANY – Charles Gaines, 76, died Friday, March 30, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born April 20, 1936, in Union County to Reuben Gaines and Mary Caldwell Gaines. He was a retired dairy farmer and a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Waterbrook Church, 2360 Cochran Road, Belden. United Funeral Service of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by two daughters, Tina Walker (Johnny) of Belden and Amy Gaines Wilson (Barry) of Guntown; a sister, Nora McBrayer of Sherman; and six grandchildren, Jama, Brandon, Katelyn, Harley, Jonathan and Jacob.
He was preceded in death by parents; his wife, Pearlie Ann Johnson Gaines; one sister, Eula Mae Farrar; and five brothers, Raymond Gaines, Byron Gaines, Floyce Gaines, Robert Gaines and Samuel Gaines.
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