TUPELO – Nancy Bell, 77, died Tuesday, March 31, 2009, at Graceland Nursing Home in Oxford. She was born Nov. 4, 1931, in Shannon to D.W. and Rama Sheppard. She was a longtime employee of Central Service, retiring after more than 35 years. She was a member of Furrs Baptist Church. She enjoyed tending flowers and watching hummingbirds. She read her Bible everyday and loved her family and her cat, Emma.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Robert Kingsley officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery west of Belden.
Survivors include two sisters, Doris Hardin of Ecru and Jeanette Bardwell of Alexandria, La.; two nieces, Gayle (Sherman) Vogel of Natchitoches, La., and Sherrie (Keith) Palmer of Tupelo; three nephews, Terry (Candais) Bostick of Mooreville, David Bostick of Tupelo and Larry (Lori) Bostick of Saltillo; 13 great-nieces and great-nephews, Marshall Frantom, Tracie Fitts, Nicole Chism, Chandra McNees, James McNees, Kimberly Pannell, Mandi Bostick, Misti Bostick, Brooke Palmer, Bryson Palmer, Brayden Palmer, Tommy Bostick and Brianna Holt; seven great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews; and a special friend, G.T. “Bug” Bostick and Katrina.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul Bell; one son, Dwight Wade; and a great-nephew, Dustin Frantom.
Pallbearers will be her great-nephews.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.leememorialonline.com.
HOLLY SPRINGS – Larry Hamer, 51, died Wednesday, April 1, 2009, at Capital Nursing Home in Baton Rouge, La. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs.
Mary Lee Taylor
CORINTH – Funeral arrangements for Mary Lee Taylor, 93, are incomplete and will be announced later by Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Winnie Lou Birmingham
NETTLETON – Winnie Lou Birmingham, 87, died Tuesday, March 31, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. A native and lifelong resident of Nettleton, she was born May 22, 1921, to John and Myrtle Virginia Pettigrew Booth. She worked for Reed Manufacturing for over 20 years. She also, along with her husband, Lynuel Brimingham, ran the family farm. She enjoyed quilting and flower gardening, especially her roses. She will be remembered as a loving and helpful individual, always ready to take care of someone in need. She was a member of Limestone Baptist Church, where she was active in the Senior Adults Group and supporter of the church music ministry.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Gary Carroll officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include one daughter, Mitzi Birmingham Hagan of Aiken, S.C.; one son, Burt Birmingham (Judy) of Van Vleet; three sisters, Liz Gandy and Dorothy Bare, both of Michigan, and Betty Dillard (Dean) of Amory; two brothers, Harold Riley (Maytee) of Wren and Johnny Riley of Louisanna; five grandchildren, Amy Michelle Hurley (David) of Nettleton, Courtney Elizabeth Hagan of Columbia, S.C., James Lowell Hagan of Cheungdu, China, Kyle Austin Birmingham Hagan of Charleston, S.C. and Lucas Burton Birmingham of Van Vleet; one great-granddaughter, Ally Michelle Hurley of Nettleton.
She was preceded in death by her husband of over 55 years, Lynuel Burt Birmingham; two sisters, Frances Booth and Lorene Tucker; and one brother, George “Bud” Riley.
Pallbearers will be Randle West, Dulane West, Mike West, Carroll Pettigrew, Jeffery Pettigrew, Bobby Nicholson, Corey Nicholson, Flois Conn and Wendle Morrison.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
George W. Calder
CALHOUN CITY – George W. Calder, 97, died Monday, March 30, 2009, at Calhoun Health Services. He was born March 15, 1912, in Yalobusha County. He lived in Calhoun County all his life. He graduated from Calhoun County Agricultural High School in Derma in 1932. He was a member of the basketball team for four years. Moving to Calhoun City in 1940, he bought land through the FSA and lived on it for 68 years. He was a retired farmer. He farmed with a pair of mules and sold cotton for 3 cents a pound. He went into the dairy business and had one of the first Grade A dairies in Calhoun County. He bottled milk and delivered to homes in Calhoun City. He built the only milk processing plant in Calhoun County. He stayed in the dairy business for 20 years. He sold out to Avent Dairy in Oxford and went into wholesale milk for several years. He was a Ful-Pep feed dealer. He went into molasses-making for himself and others. He cut construction stakes for highways and other people. He owned Flo-More Car Wash for 35 years. He had been president of the Calhoun County Fair Association. He enjoyed showing his registered cows at county shows. He was an active volunteer for the American Cancer Society. He was a member of the First Baptist Church. He served as superintendent of the Sunday School Department II, chairman of the Lord’s Supper Committee and a member of the counting committee for many years. He loved God, his family, his church and gospel music.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Jimmy Vance, the Rev. Dax Summerhill and Dr. William H. Dowling Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in Calhoun City Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, George E. Calder (Glenda) of Calhoun City and Dr. W. Frank Calder (Linda) of Germantown, Tenn.; one stepson, Richard Clark (Lucy) of Calhoun City; two stepdaughters, Betty Alexander (Larry) of Vardaman and Ann Smith of Southaven; one sister, Lorena Harrelson of Calhoun City; three grandchildren, Angela Dowling (Will) of Collins, Cassie Calder of Nashville, Tenn., and Matthew Calder (Christine) of Auburn, Ala.; six great-grandchildren, Reilley, Alex and Ryan Calder, and William, Nathan and Jason Dowling; seven stepgrandchildren; 16 stepgreat-grandchildren; two stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife of 40 years, Flora Hollis Calder; his second wife of 30 years, Pauline Clark Calder; his parents, William A. “Will” Calder and Minnie Lee Malone Calder; and four brothers, Marvin, Johnny, Leslie and Robert Calder.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life or Gideons Bibles.
Lee Roy Howell
AMORY – Lee Roy Howell, 58, died Saturday, March 28, 2009, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen. Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with a wake from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Smith Chapel Holiness Church in Aberdeen.
Mary Jane Davis
BELDEN – Mary Jane Maxcy Davis, 88, died Tuesday, March 31, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. A native and longtime resident of Belden, she was born March 29, 1921, to James Gernade and Sarah Clyde Baldwyn Maxcy. She was retired from Reed’s Manufacturing where she worked for 25 years. She enjoyed sewing, quilting and working in her garden. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother for her family. She was a member of Belden United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Danny Wilburn officiating. Burial will be in Maxcy Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband of 68 years, James V. “Jim” Davis of Belden; one daughter, Kathryn Ann Lovette (Jimmy) of Wesson; one son, James Floyd “Bo” Davis (Jean) of Blue Springs; an adopted brother, Floyd Todd (Mary) of Ecru; three grandchildren, Renee Dulaney (Wayne) of Saltillo, Keith Davis (Lisa) of Belden and Michelle Lovette Kelly (Jonathan) of Wesson; seven great-grandchildren, Ashley Dulaney, Sloan Dulaney, James Race Davis, Hallie Jane Davis, Hillary Shaw, Hamp Shaw and Jacob Kelly.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, James Michael Davis, seven brothers, Claude, Shelby, Thomas, Robert, Morrice, Buddy and Guy Maxcy; and a sister, Christine Maxcy.
Pallbearers will be Terry Maxcy, Jonathan Kelly, Carl McKissack, Alvin Vinson, Wayne Hughes, Jerry Maxcy, Robert Davis and Don Scott.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Nora Lou Miller
SUMMER SHADE, Ky. – Nora Lou Miller, 92, died Tuesday, March 31, 2009, at Glenview Healthcare. She was a homemaker and a member of Goodson Chapel United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at White Cemetery Chapel. Burial will follow in White Cemetery. McMurtrey Funeral Home of Summer Shade, Ky., is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her nieces, Brenda Paull Jackson (David) of Tupelo, Gail Paull Page (Harley), Darlene Paull Hodges (Roger), Teresa Huffman Williams (Carl), Louise Paull McMillan and Marlene Paull Cassady (Danny); her nephews, Larry Paull (Arlene), Marcus Huffman (Lee), Gary Paull (Martha) and Dennis Paull.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Virgil L. and Levie Bradley Paull; her husband, Jack Miller; one sister, Ora Huffman; and four brothers, Ralph, Melvin, Rendell and Maxie Paull.
Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. today at the funeral home and at noon Friday at White Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the White Cemetery Fund.
HICKORY FLAT – Wilma Clifton McGregor, 56, died Monday, March 30, 2009, at Trinity Mission Health and Rehab in Byhalia. She was born April 6, 1952, in Holly Springs. She was a nurse and a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Cornerstone Baptist Church with Bro. Jimmy Wilbanks and Bro. Bill Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery at Hickory Flat. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Wayne Lamar McGregor of Hickory Flat; one son, Steve McGregor (Katrina) of Hickory Flat; four daughters, Angie Wooten (Billy) of Myrtle, Kristie Glasson (Chad) of New Albany, Niki Wicker (Stephen) of Hickory Flat and Stacy Dillard (Andy) of Ecru; her mother, Marjorie Perkins Clifton of Hickory Flat; four brothers, Coleman Clifton of Red Banks, Ward Clifton of Hickory Flat, Jerry Clifton of Ashland and Ricky Clifton of Hickory Flat; 11 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father, Henry C. Clifton, and granddaughter, Madison McGregor.
Pallbearers will be Chad Glasson, Andy Dillard, Drew Wooten, Ty McGregor, Stephen Wicker, Billy Wooten, Will Wooten and Tristan Glasson.
Honorary pallbearers will be Brad Clifton, Brian Clifton, Blake Clifton and Jerry McGregor.
OXFORD – William Lee Braddock, formerly of Ripley, died Monday, March 30, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. He was born Dec. 30, 1953, to Martha R. Braddock and the late R.L. Braddock.
A private service will be at 11 a.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Connolly officiating. Burial will be in Ripley Cemetery.
Survivors include his mother, Martha Barnett Braddock of Ripley; one sister, Shelia Schwartzman of New Orleans, La.; and two nieces, one nephew one uncle.
He was preceded in death by his father, R.L. Braddock; and a brother-in-law, Adrain Schwartzman.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. today at the funeral home.
To view obituaries and sign the guestbook online, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.
PONTOTOC – Connie Russell Twitty, 99, died Sunday, March 29, 2009, at Graceland Health Care in Pontotoc. She was born Aug. 31, 1909, in Alabama to William and Margaret Russell. She was a member of Buchanan Baptist Church and an accomplished seamstress. She loved working in her flowers and especially enjoyed her family.
Services were Tuesday, March 31, at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Ecru with the Rev. Andy Russell officiating. Burial was in Pontotoc Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include two sons, Charles Twitty (Edna) of Tupelo and William Twitty of New Albany; seven grandchildren, Judy Warren (Mike) of Oxford, Rick Mooneyhan of Pontotoc, Lynn Burwell of Gulfport, Shelly Gandy (James Ray) of Hickory Flat, Richard Twitty (Lisa) of Selmer, Tenn., Russell Twitty (Rhonda) of Madison and Ree Hester (Dr. Chris) of Tupelo; 13 great-grandchildren, Dr. Craig Warren of Toledo, Ohio, Joseph Burwell of Gulfport, Destin Mooneyhan of Tupelo, Anna Burwell of Gulfport, Jacob Burwell of Gulfport, Mallory and Madison Twitty of Ramer, Tenn., Drew Buckholts of Holly Springs, Hunter and Jackson Twitty of Madison, and Reese, Beck and Hamp Hester of Tupelo; two great-grandchildren, Brayden Warren of New Albany and Dalton Warren of Oxford.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 50 years, Elmer S. Twitty; a sister, Earleen Smitherman; three brothers, Holley, Jim and Albert Russell; a daughter, Pat Mooneyhan; a son-in-law, Boyce Mooneyhan; a daughter-in-law, Ann Twitty; and a great-grandson, Ben Warren.
Pallbearers were James Ray Gandy, Richard Twitty, Russ Twitty, Rick Mooneyhan, Dr. Chris Hester and Mike Warren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
MYRTLE – Marian H. Briscoe, 74, died Tuesday, March 31, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. She was born Jan. 29, 1935, in West Point, Ga., to Zach Hagedorn Sr. and Mary Power Hagedorn. She was a homemaker and a member of the Joy Sunday School Class at Myrtle United Methodist Church. She loved her family first, and enjoyed soap operas, needlework and sewing.
Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Glenfield Memorial Park with Bro. Jerry Lowery and Bro. Ron Williams officiating. United Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Charles A. Briscoe Jr.; one daughter, Kay B. Chafton (David) of Jacksonville, Fla.; one son, David Briscoe (Nancy) of Myrtle; one brother, Zach Hagedorn Jr. (Carolyn) of Phoenix, Md.; and two grandchildren, Christopher Chafton and Meghan Briscoe.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Joy Sunday School Class at Myrtle United Methodist Church.
For online condolences and the guest registry, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.
HOUSTON – Johnny Doyle Smith, 55, died Tuesday, March 31, 2009, in Chickasaw County. He was born Aug. 9, 1953, in Houston. He was a Baptist and a truck driver.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Southern Funeral Chapel in Houston with Bro. Randy Rinehart and Bro. Scott Samuell officiating. Burial will be in Wesley Chapel Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Lisa Newsum Smith; two sons, John Smith and Jason Smith, both of Houston; one daughter, Kim Smith of Houston; one brother, Jimmy Smith of Houston; two stepchildren, Bobby Morphis and Heather Morphis, both of Houston; his stepfather, James Golden of Houston; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and four stepgrandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Smith and Sally Smith Golden, and one brother, Paul Smith.
Pallbearers will be his grandchildren and Andy Smith, Darrell Huffman and Guy Welch. Roger Adams will be an honorary pallbearer.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
OXFORD – Rosie “Tiny” Miller Blake, 74, died Wednesday, April 1, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Hodges-Serenity Funeral Home of Oxford.
ABERDEEN – Gladys Mae Howell, 85, died Tuesday, March 31, 2009, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen.
RIPLEY – A.J. Johnson, 88, died Friday, March 27, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born April 16, 1920, in Ripley to Charlie and Lou Boyd Johnson. He was retired from the Biltrite Corp. after many years of service. He was a member of Moses Chapel United Methodist Church and Lodge No. 600.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Moses Chapel United Methodist Church in Ripley with the Rev. Lawrence McKenzie and the Rev. J. Stones officiating. Burial will be in Boyd Cemetery in Ripley. Foster & Son Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Jewel Kennon of Chicago and Verlene (Thomas) Perry of Ripley; five grandchildren, Darlene, Shelby and Veronica of Chicago, Freddie Kennon of Ripley and Sharon Perry of Tupelo; 16 great-grandchildren, 16 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will begin at noon Friday with a wake from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at Moses Chapel United Methodist Church one hour prior to service time Saturday.
FULTON – Ann Nanney, 70, died Wednesday, April 1, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Nov. 13, 1938, in Hamilton, Ala., to William Martin and Myrtle Bell Lockhart Webb. She was a factory worker and a Baptist. An avid reader and gardener, she loved to cook for her family.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Brady Ramey and Mike Deaton officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include three sons, Russell McCracken (Judy) of Fulton, Ronnie McCracken (Kathy) of Tupelo and Steve Nanney (Michelle); three daughters, Debbie Summers of Tupelo, April Holmes of Fulton and Connie Morris; nine grandchildren, Christian and Jennifer McCracken, Shanda Drumley, Josh and Marcus McCracken, Dusty Walton, Shea Summers, Mallory McCracken and Chase Johnson; one great-grandson, Travis Staten; one sister, Marlene Nichols of Fulton; two brothers, Billy Webb (Mary) of Indiana and Eugene Webb of Tennessee.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Weber E. Nanney; two sons, Dale and Percy McCracken; two grandsons, Tyler and T.J. Hale; and one brother and three sisters.
Pallbearers will be Dusty Walton, Josh and Marcus McCracken, Chris McCracken, Danny Allison and Bobby Dudley.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to service time Friday.
Zack Hopper Jr.
MEMPHIS – Zack Mansel Hopper Jr., 60, died Tuesday, March 31, 2009, at Methodist Hospital in Germantown, Tenn. He was born April 6, 1948. He was a member of the Marine Air Reserve and the office manager at Safety-Quip. He was an avid supporter of the University of Memphis athletic program.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Scott Brady officiating. Burial will be in Providence Cemetery.
A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Trinity United Methodist Church Educational Center at the corner of Galloway and Evergreen.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon Hopper of Memphis; one stepdaughter, Laura Probst of Memphis; two stepsons, Michael Probst of Memphis and Peter Probst of Sheboygan, Wis.; his parents, Zack Hopper Sr. and Juana L. Hopper of Tiplersville; one sister, Cindy Thielemier (Mike) of Memphis; one brother, Richard Hopper (Janet) of Little Rock, Ark.; seven grandchildren; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Family Cancer Center, 6005 Park Avenue, Suite 1000-B, Memphis, TN 38119.
To view obituaries online and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.
BALDWYN – Winfred Glen Henry, 66, died Tuesday, March 31, 2009, at his home. He was a retired truck driver, and a loving father and grandfather. He married Alma J. Blaylock Henry on June 10, 1994.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Kesler Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Bro. Dan Mobley officiating. Burial will be in Casey Creek Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Michael Henry (Carol) of Macon, Ill.; three stepchildren, Wesley Blaylock (Teri) of Baldwyn, Sammy Blaylock and Tammy Hortman (Rodney) of Georgia; one brother, Royal Lee Henry of California; three sisters, Loretta Rankin and Sally Bailey of Toccopola, and Irma Loftus of Fresno, Calif.; one grandchild, Allyssa Henry of Macon, Ill.; several stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Columbus Royal and Murble Henry; his wife, Alma Henry; and a brother.
Pallbearers will be Teri Smith, Michael Grammar, Mike Henry, Wesley Blaylock, Dustin Rodgers, Christopher Pettigo and Clay Hortman.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time today.
TUPELO – Martha Dill McGarrh, 88, died Tuesday, March 31, 2009, at the Traceway Retirement Community in Tupelo. She was born April 5, 1920, in Webster County. She was a longtime employee of Wells Lamont Manufacturing Corp. before retiring. She was a member of Kilmichael Methodist Church.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at South Union Cemetery in Webster County with Susie Jones officiating. Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Ann (Basil) Hinds of Tupelo.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Banks McGarrh.
SHANNON – Glover Alonzo “G.A.” Herndon Jr., 73, died Wednesday, April 1, 2009, at Community Hospice at Darlington Oaks in Verona, where he had briefly resided. The Hon. G.A. Herndon was born Sept. 21, 1935, in Shannon to Glover A. Herndon Sr. and Alma Evelyn Tackett Herndon. A lifelong resident of Shannon, he graduated from Shannon High School. He was a longtime Shannon businessman, owning and operating Coonewah Furniture Co. for almost 30 years. He was elected mayor of Shannon for three terms, but failing health forced his retirement shortly into the third term. He accomplished much for the citizens of Shannon, but his crowning achievement was the construction of the Sports Plex and Recreation Facility where the ballfield was named the G.A. Herndon Field. He also founded the first Christmas parade in Shannon, which is now an annual event.
He served on the Board of Directors of Three Rivers Planning and Development District and served a term as president of the Lee County Council of Governments. He was an avid sports fan and a follower of the Shannon Red Raiders and Ole Miss Rebels. He enjoyed coaching all the Coonewah softball teams, playing practical jokes on his family and friends, working in the furniture business and at City Hall, and riding around town and throughout the countryside. He was a lifelong member of Doty Chapel Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Doty Chapel Baptist Church in Shannon. His uncle, Bro. Joe Herndon, will officiate and Bro. Doug Jones will assist. Burial will follow in Doty Chapel Cemetery. Holland-Harris Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three children, Pam Herndon Holley, Kim Herndon (Marsha) and Kristi Herndon Loague (Chris) and their mother, Peggy Ritter Estes, all of Shannon; seven grandchildren, Casey Holley, Dawn Cornelison (Sheffie), Kayla Holley, Matthew Glover Herndon, Wesley Loague, Morgan Herndon and Cooper Loague; two great-grandchildren, Ella Kate and Brian Cornelison; three sisters, Jean Brea of Memphis, Shirley Armstrong of Palmetto and Sadie Hester (Phil) of Anguilla; one brother, Bobby Herndon (Becky) of Memphis; two sisters-in-law, Myrtis Herndon of South Bend, Ind., and Linda Herndon of Nettleton.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Jessie and Billy Herndon; two nephews, Jimmy Herndon and Lee Hester; and a brother-in-law, Joe Brea.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Rutherford, James Oswalt, Tom Abernethy, Steve Brea, Bobby Herndon Jr., Barry Herndon and Johnny Herndon. Honorary pallbearers will be all former member of the Coonewah Softball Team.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from noon to service time Friday at Doty Chapel Baptist Church in Shannon.
Memorials may be made to the Doty Chapel Baptist Church, c/o Gale Oswalt, 153 Adams Drive, Shannon, MS 38868; or to the Town of Shannon Recreation Department, City Box, Shannon, MS 38868.
BALDWYN – Willard Leon Davidson, 77, died Wednesday, March 25, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a truck farmer and a member of Oakhill Baptist Church.
Np public service was held. Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Geneva Wilson Davidson of Baldwyn; four brothers, Clinton Davidson of Baldwyn, and William “Bill” Davidson, Lee Allen “Jobo” Davidson and Jerry Wayne Davidson, all of Guntown; one sister, Helen Ruth of Cullman, Ala.
He was preceded in death by three sisters, Annie Faye Jackson, Lola May Wooldridge and Patricia McCarley; and one brother, Durel Davidson.
CORINTH – James Harville, 37, died Wednesday, April 1, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Magnolia Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.