Obituaries April 17, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

Alan Pinnow
OXFORD – Alan Jack Pinnow, 18, died Sunday, April 15, 2012, at his home in Oxford.
Services will be at 5 p.m. today at North Oxford Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Garden of Memories located at Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Tribute Program, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942; or Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Midsouth, 1780 Moriah Woods Blvd., Suite 10, Memphis, TN 38117.
Online condolences may be left at www.colemanfuneralhome.com.
J.C. Lambert
BOONEVILLE – J.C. Lambert, 89, died Monday, April 16, 2012, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Lucille Klutts
WEST POINT – Mamie Lucille Fields Klutts, 97, died Monday, April 16, 2012, at West Point Community Living Center in West Point. She was born Nov. 26, 1914, in Millport, Ala., to Lee Smith Fields and James Shannon Fields. She was a machine operator at Knickerbocker Manufacturing for 20 years. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. She married Marshall Roland Klutts on Jan. 9, 1935, in Columbus; he preceded her in death on Feb. 13, 1999.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel in West Point with the Rev. Doug Stokes officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Garden Cemetery in West Point. Calvert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Jerry Roland Klutts (Anita) of West Point; four grandchildren, Brent Klutts, Jeremy Klutts, Justin Klutts, and Mollie Klutts Harpole; and nine great-grandchildren; She was preceded in death by her parents and a grandson, Brad Klutts.
Pallbearers will be Jeremy Klutts, Justin Klutts, Marion Johnson, Steve White, Justin Harpole and Bobby Alexander.
Honorary pallbearers will be Ken Harrelson, Dr. John Cox, Dr. J.R. Powell and her friends at Trinity Baptist Church.
Visitation will be from 1:30 until 3 p.m. today at Calvert Funeral Home.
Friends may leave an online condolence at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.
Harold Bray
BURNSVILLE – Harold Lee Bray, 63, died Sunday, April 15, 2012, at Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Burial will be in Christ Gospel Church Cemetery at Jacinto.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from noon to service time Wednesday.
Leave online condolences at www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.
Billy Shaw
CORINTH – Billy R. Shaw, 67, died Sunday, April 15, 2012, at his home.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Burial will be in Liberty Hill Baptist Church Cemetery at Glen.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 p.m. to service time Wednesday.
Leave online condolences at www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.
Michael Brinker
HOUSTON – Michael Brinker, 45, died Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Callahan M.B. Church. Burial will be in the Callahan Cemetery. Carter’s Mortuary Service of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Dorothy Harris
DETROIT – Dorothy Jean Harris, formerly of Egypt, died Sunday, April 1, 2012, in Detroit, Mich.
Services were Saturday, April 7, 2012, in Detroit. Peace Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Williams Memorial of Okolona was in charge of local arrangements.
Leon Holt
IUKA – Leon Holt, 67, died Saturday, April 14, 2012.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Iuka Church of God. Burial will be in Forest Grove Cemetery in Tishomingo. Ludlam Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.
Bobbie Sledge
PONTOTOC – Bobbie N. Sledge, 84, of White House, Tenn., formerly of Pontotoc, died Monday, April 16, 2012. She was born on April 4, 1928, to James Loyce and Thersia Tutor Morris in Pontotoc. She was married to T.R. Sledge for 66 years. She loved her family, cooking and camping, and was loved by all.
A celebration service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Baldwin Nowell Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with Dr. Ken Hester officiating. Burial will follow in the Guinn Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband, T.R. Sledge; four daughters, Glenda Saenz (Burt) of Houston, Texas, Trellie Goss (Bill) of Greenbrier, Tenn., Beverly Johnson (Mark) of Ridgetop, Tenn., and Valerie Griffin (Jerry) of Houston, Texas; 11 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Woody Morris of Pontotoc.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James Loyce and Thersia Morris, and four brothers, Travis, Billy, Tommy and James Morris Jr.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Billy Goss, William Johnson, Art Howell, Steven Manes and Jeremy Griffin, and her son-in-law, Bill Goss .
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today and from 1 until service time Wednesday at Baldwin Nowell Funeral Home.
Randy Franks
NETTLETON – Randy Ray Franks, 54, died Saturday, April 14, 2012, at his residence. He was born Sept. 19, 1957, in Racine, Wis., to Melvin and Shirley Hanson Franks. He worked at Lowes in the paint department. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at United Funeral Service in New Albany with the Rev. Jim Varnon officiating. Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery in Houston. United Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Susan Gibson Franks; two daughters, Bridget Franks and Brianna Franks, all of New Albany; a stepdaughter, Jami Welch of Pontotoc; two stepsons, Danny Newman of Tupelo and Michael Newman of Germantown, Tenn.; two brothers, Dave Franks (Debbie) of Racine, Wis., and Brian Franks (Lori) of Wisconsin; and three grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit unitedfuneralservice.com.
Martha Buntin
BATESVILLE – Martha Whitten Buntin, 72, died Monday, April 16, 2012, at her home in Batesville.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Shiloh Cemetery at Courtland.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time Wednesday at the funeral home.
Bertha Griffin
ABERDEEN – Bertha Griffin died at the University of Alabama. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial of Okolona.
Nancy Dickson
ABERDEEN – Nancy Katherine Buntyn Williams Dickson, 102, died Sunday, April 15, 2012, at Pioneer Community Hospital in Aberdeen. She was born Feb. 25, 1910, to William Davis Buntyn and Carrie Johnson Kilgore Buntyn in Sebastopol. She lived most of her life in Aberdeen, where she was a homemaker. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Aberdeen and attended Faith Presbyterian Church at Personal Place of Aberdeen.
A memorial service will be at 11:30 a.m. today at Aberdeen First United Methodist Church with the Rev. David Harrell and the Rev. Truman Thompson officiating. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Patricia Williams Gillespie (Dr. William Gillespie) of Pearl; one son, Larry Lamar Williams (Pat Nason) of Oxford; six grandchildren, Na-Ann Williams, Leah Williams Bullock (Trey), Nason Williams (Dr. Jane Claire Williams), Jane E. Robbins (Dr. Kenny Robbins), Michael Lamar Gillespie (Terri) and Nancy Smith; 17 great-grandchildren, Lauren Watts, Caitlin Bullock, Turner Bullock, Patton Bullock, Reagan Bullock, Alex Williams, Elise Williams, Erin Robbins, William Robbins, Patricia Robbins, Janes Owen Robbins, Blair Gillespie, Lamar Gillespie, Andy Welch, Adam Welch, Braeden Smith and Carruth Smith.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Lamar Carruth Williams; her second husband, Dr. Nolan Dickson; and three sisters.
Contributions may be made to: First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 93, Aberdeen, MS 39730; Faith Presbyterian Church, 210 Meadow View Drive, Aberdeen, MS 39730.
Sign the register and send condolences online at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
Tharon Morgan
IUKA – Tharon Morgan, 84, died Sunday, April 15, 2012. He was a native of Prentiss County. He graduated from Holcut High School in 1950, attended Northeast Mississippi Junior College, and received his B.S. and master’s degrees in education from Mississippi State University. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the Iuka Gospel Chapel, the Alabama Education Association and the National Education Association. He began his long teaching career at Paden School in Paden, where he was a teacher and basketball coach. He taught, coached and served as school principal in Colbert County, Ala., for 32 years. Thirty of those years were at Littleville Junior High School in Littleville, Ala., where he retired at the end of the 1986-87 school year. After retiring, he gardened, truck farmed and worked in the yard with his wife. He enjoyed eating out with his family and at his birthday every year he treated his entire family to supper at a nice restaurant. An avid MSU fan, he loved watching the Bulldogs play football and basketball on television.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Morrison Funeral Home Chapel in Cherokee, Ala. The Rev. Sammy Wallace will officiate. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Iuka.
Survivors include a brother, Larry Morgan (Joyce); sisters, Elaine Claunch, Earlene Lentz (Marion), Shirley Walden (Gerald) and Margie Bray (Charles), all of Booneville; sisters-in-law, Johnnie Stephens and Joyce Brumley (Donald) of Iuka; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Shelby and Amanda Morgan; his wife of 40 years, Betty McBride Morgan, in January 2010; and two brothers, Clay McCoy, and an infant brother, Vernon.
Pallbearers will be his nephews, Kenny Claunch, Danny Rowsey, Jacky Rowsey, Gary Walden and Randy Walden, and a close friend, Tommy Nichols.
The family will receive friend from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Thomas Betts
FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Thomas Edward Betts, 80, died Friday, April 13, 2012, at the Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, Tenn. A native of Amory, he was the son of the late Edward C. Betts and Edna Turner Betts. He was a retired business owner of Betts Foods. He was an Army veteran and a graduate of Becker High School.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. today at the Franklin First United Methodist Church. Crafton Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Everette Betts of Franklin, Tenn.; two daughters, Patricia D. Stevens (Sam) of Amory and Debe B. Newton (John) of Franklin; one brother, Bob Betts of Tupelo; two sisters, Dorothy Stivale of Amory and Mary Fields of Starksville; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Online condolences may be made at www.craftonfuneralhome.com.
Jim Huffman
WREN – James D. “Jim” Huffman, 75, died Monday, April 16, 2012, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Travis Davis
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. – Travis L. Davis died Saturday, April 14, 2012, in Michigan City, Ind., after a long illness. He was formerly of Corinth. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson Funeral Services of Corinth.
John Sheffield
PLANTERSVILLE – John Sheffield died Monday, April 16, 2012. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Virginia Johnstone
TUPELO – Virginia Leavell Johnstone, 92, died Monday, April 16, 2012, at Avonlea Assisted Living after a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.
Annie Betts
CORINTH – Annie Louise Betts, 70, died Thursday, April 12, 2012, at Sanctuary Hospice House.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Wolf Creek M.B. Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Henry Cooper
GORE SPRINGS – Henry Russell Cooper, 81, died Saturday, April 14, 2012, at his home. He was born June 13, 1930, in Calhoun County. He was a retired farmer and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict. He was a deacon at Bradford Chapel Baptist Church. He was a member of the VFW, the American Legion and the DAV.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bradford Chapel Baptist Church. The Rev. Joey Hamilton, the Rev. John Haim and the Rev. Wes Andrews will officiate. Burial will be in Bradford Chapel Cemetery. Pryor Funeral Home of Calhoun City is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Nelson Cooper; son, Henry “Hank” Cooper Jr. of Gore Springs; daughters, Wanda Cooper of West Memphis, Ark., Jackie (Butch) Glasz of Gore Springs and Debbie (Dennis) Smith of Gore Springs; one sister, Betty (Larry) Brown of Fort White, Fla.; eight stepchildren; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, 21 stepgrandchildren, 21 stepgreat-grandchildren, one stepgreat-great-grandchild; a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Stoddard Cooper; his parents, Willie Braxton Cooper and Nancy Dottie Pendergrast Cooper; sister, Mary Cooper; and brothers, Carl Cooper and Bill Cooper.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bradford Chapel Baptist Church.
Online condolences can be left at pryorfuneralhome.com.