By NEMS Daily Journal
NEW ALBANY – Travis Delane Moody, 29, died Tuesday, March 30, 2010, at his home. He was born Dec. 27, 1980, in New Albany to Larry Thomas Moody and Elizabeth McClure Moody.
Services were Thursday, April 1, at Serenity Funeral Home in New Albany. Bro. Kenny Davis and Bro. Travis Edwards officiated. Burial was in Martintown Cemetery.
Survivors include his parents of New Albany; a son, Chandler Lane Moody of New Albany; a brother, Thomas “Joey” Joseph (Michelle) Moody of Houlka; his grandparents, Travis and Mamie Ruth McClure, Herman Thomas and Leona Moody; aunts and uncles, Shirley and Gary Tedford, Dewayne and Regina McClure, Danny and Janet Thomas, Glen and Peggy Moody, John and Bonnie Moody, and Dewayne and Teresa Moody, all of New Albany, and Gaylia Moody of Shreveport, La.; a special cousin, Amy Snyder.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charles and Jean Graham.
Pallbearers were Jeremy Moody, Michael Moody, Brian Randle, Jason Snyder, Scottie McClure and Steven Thomas.
BOONEVILLE – Myrtle Louise Streetman McVey, 80, died Thursday, April 1, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-East in Memphis.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2 until 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
TUPELO – Flora Cook Hodge, 90, died Thursday, March 25, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church. An avid gardener and flower grower, she was known to have the prettiest yard in the city, with people stopping by to admire the flowers and take pictures. Her yard was featured in Mississippi magazine.
Services will be at noon Saturday at Mt. Pleasant M.B. Church with the Rev. William Matthews officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Linda Hodge (Russell) Tuggle, and one grandson whom she raised, Cameron Tuggle, all of Memphis; two sisters, Lena Hickman and Annie Bell Gilliam, both of Tupelo; two adoptive daughters, Veonica (BeBe) Coleman and Sharon Hickman of Tupelo; two godchildren, Jerome (Sharon) Townsend of Accokee, Md., and Patrice (Will) DaCosta of Centerville, Va.; two special friends, Dorothy Townsend and Darletha Grayson, both of Tupelo; several nieces and nephews.
Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the J.W. Porter Chapel and one hour prior to service time Saturday at the church.
Because of her belief that flowers should be given to the living, she has requested no flowers at the funeral.
Online condolences can be made to the Hodge family at www.grayson-porters.com.
CEDAR BLUFF – Cleo Cannon, 84, died Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at his residence in Cedar Bluff. He was born Feb. 19, 1926, in Clinton, Ky., to Lola Lone Sullivan and Jimmy Cannon. He was an insurance adjuster with General Motors for 35 years and a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He was a former vice president of the Mississippi Valley Flywheelers Association and an avid University of Kentucky fan. He was a veteran of U.S. Marine Corps, serving in the Panama Canal Zone during World War II. He married Rachel Hall Cannon on Aug. 30, 2003, in Cedar Bluff.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel of West Point with Dr. James Towery officiating and Rev. Sam Williams assisting. Burial will follow in Cedar Bluff Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Cedar Bluff.
Survivors include his wife, Rachel Cannon of Cedar Bluff; three daughters, Trisha Williams (Rev. Sam) of Crystal City, Mo., Kay Slay (James) of Winnfield, La., and Tookie Walker (Zack) of Pheba; one stepdaughter, Denise Wright (Johnny) of Cedar Bluff; one son, Terry Cannon (Sherry) of Cedar Bluff; one stepson, Tommy Donahoo (Cindy) of Cedar Bluff; 14 grandchildren, Jason Cannon (Joni), Cain Cannon (Cindy), Robert Slay, Holly Little (Daryl), Shawn Williams (Lisa), Heather Kirkland (Alan), Jodi Brand (David), Audrey Walker, Heath Donahoo (Laura), Brett Donahoo, Teri Vaughn, Andy Wright, Warren Wright (Christy) and Corey Wright; 15 great-grandchildren
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Hammonds Cannon, one March 24, 2002; his parents; and a grandson, Wesley Stephens Walker.
Pallbearers will be Jason Cannon, Cain Cannon, Robert Slay, Shawn Williams, Heath Donahoo and Andy Wright.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Edmund A. Miller Jr., Mary Brett Miller, Jeff Foster, John Freeman and Baxter Wallace; all of his Flywheel Engine friends; all of his Cedar Bluff friends; and Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle Hospice.
Memorials may be made to Cedar Bluff Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery Fund, c/o Anna Sims, 914 Henryville Road, Cedar Bluff, MS 39741; or to American Cancer Society, 1800 West Main St., Suite #1, Tupelo, MS 38801.
Friends may leave a Memory Message at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.
Dick Stevenson Jr.
MT. PLEASANT – Johnnie “Dick” Stevenson Jr., 62, died Thursday, March 25, 2010, at his home in Mt. Pleasant.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Newell M.B. Church at Red Banks. Burial will be in Mt. Newell Memorial Garden at Red Banks. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from 1 to 1:55 p.m. Saturday.
William J. Hardy
CHICAGO – William J. Hardy died in Chicago. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones and Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo.
Nick Shields Sr.
FULTON – Nick Shields Sr., 83, died Sunday, March 28, 2010, at his home. He was a member of Rising Star M.B. Church. He was a retired employee of the City of Tupelo and the former owner of a family business, the Red Carpet Lounge.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Rising Star M.B. Church. The Rev. Melvin Lewis will officiate, and Pastor Willie B. Sampson will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in Pine Grove Church Cemetery at Dorsey. Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Hannah Lee Shumpert Shields of Dorsey; three daughters, Frances Heavens of Tupelo, Pocahonas (Lincoln, Sr.) Dille and Shellyann Shields, both of Jackson; four sons, John C. Turner, Mack Arther Turner and Walter Lee (Myra) Shields, all of Tupelo, and Nick (Cynthia) Shields Jr. of Verona; one sister, Mamie L. (James) Turner of Columbus; four brothers, Mack Shields of Columbus, Harry Shields of Birmingham, Luke Shields of Chicago and Frank Shields of Madison, Wis.; five brothers- in-law; four sisters-in-law; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. today at the funeral home with family and friends hour from 6 to 7 p.m. today. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to service time Saturday.
Online condolences can be made to the Shields family at www.grayson-porters.com.
OXFORD – Marilyn Blakeslee Grist, 60, died Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. She was born April 76, 1949, in Jackson. She was a 1967 graduate of Murrah High School and a graduate of the University of Mississippi. She was a former Ole Miss cheerleader, a former Navy sponsor, an M-Club Sweetheart and Ole Miss Beauty. She was a former community service coordinator for North Mississippi Regional Center in Oxford. She was a member of the Oxford Book Club and Exchange Club. She was a nursing home administrator and a former public school teacher in Jackson. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Jackson and a member of the Pilot Club.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with Bro. Johnny Speedlin and Bro. Junior Richie officiating. Burial will be in Bruce Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Don Grist of Oxford; three sons, Hunter Blake Slay of Oxford, Monte Grist (Sheree) of Little Rock, Ark., and Tony Grist of Plano, Texas; one brother, Charles H. Blakeslee Jr. of San Antonio, Texas; and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Hamilton Blakeslee Sr. and Jacky Jenkins Blakeslee.
Pallbearers will be Mike Grist, Mike Black, Ed Roberts, David Gandy, Fred Randle and Jim Weems.
HAMILTON – Justin Elliott Harlow, 29, died Monday, March 22, 2010, at his home in Franklin, Ky. He was born Dec. 14, 1980.
A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Oddfellows Rest Cemetery with Bro. Freddie Rasberry officiating. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his father and stepmother, William Fredric Harlow Jr. and Diane Harlow of Hamilton; her mother and stepfather, Debe Newton and John Newton of Franklin, Ky.; one brother, William Fredric Harlow III of Memphis; her grandparents, Fay and Ethel Coleman of Hamilton, and Tom and Betty Betts of Franklin, Ky.; a sister-in-law, Katie Kelso Harlow of Memphis; and a nephew, William Fredric Harlow IV of Memphis.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, William Fredric Harlow Sr. and Martha Harlow.
Memorials can be made to: Hamilton Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 95, Hamilton, MS 39746.
DULUTH, Ga. – Pearlie Gail Jackson Swann, 51, formerly of Ashland, died Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville, Ga.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Samuel Chapel M.B. Church in Ashland. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from 10 to 10:55 a.m. Saturday.
OKOLONA – Margaret Ann Pickens Scott died Thursday, March 25, 2010, at her home. She was born Aug. 5, 1949, in Okolona to George Pickens and Morris Dancer Pickens. She attended Fannie Carter High School, where she was the eighth grade salutatorian and valedictorian of the senior class of 1967. She was captain of the basketball team which won the state conference. She attended Jackson State University from 1967-1969. She married Billy Ray Scott on May 25, 1969, in Okolona. They had two children. She moved to Detroit, Mich., in July 1976, where she worked for Sheller-Globe Corp. until 1996. She was a member of Greater Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church in Detroit, where she was a member of the Usher Board and supported various church activities. She loved caring for her family, cooking, shopping and traveling. She was adored by all her knew her, especially for her cooking and baked goods.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at New Hope United Methodist Church at Van Vleet. Williams Memorial of Okolona is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Bill; two daughters, Clitandre Petrice McClellan (Miguel) and Billie Sherice Scott; two granddaughters, Tyler Marlaine and Bailey Rae; two grandsons, Maximillian and Tyren Scott of Detroit, Mich.; her mother, Morris Pickens; three brothers, Thomas Pickens (Carol), James Willie Pickens and Wayne Earl Pickens (Regina) of Okolona; her mother-in-law, Kattie Scott of San Antonio, Texas; two sisters-in-law, Tommie Buford (Arthur) of San Antonio and Mary Catherine Brown (Ray) of Jackson; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her father, George Pickens; a sister, Elnora Mims; and a sister-in-law, Queen Pickens.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today.
BOONEVILLE – Madge Presley, 81, died Thursday, April 1, 2010, at Longwood Community Living Center in Booneville after an extended illness. She was of the Baptist faith. She was a former telephone operator with BellSouth. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, and being involved in her community. Her joy came from spending time with her grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Chuck Hampton, Bro. Greg Smart and Bro. Billy Presley officiating. Burial will be in Siloam Cemetery.
She is survived by one son, Allen B. Presley Jr. (Linda) of Booneville; two sisters, Sally Sasse (Clarence) of Marietta and Lois Davis (James) of Booneville; one brother, Robert Sparks (Betty) of Selmer; three grandchildren, Shawn Michael Presley, Jolene Presley and Allen Joseph “Bug” Presley (Leslie); four great-grandchildren, Sydney and Conner Presley, Charles Anthony Marchese and Ivia Grace Presley; two special friends, Kim Jones Carnethan and Virginia Barger; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Gulmar S. and Eunice A. Bonds Sparks; her spouse of 48 years, Allen B. “Mossy” Presley Sr.; two sisters, Marcella Glenn and Clara Simmons; and two brothers, R.C. Sparks and James Luther Sparks.
Pallbearers will be Jim Barnett, David Elliott, Hoyle Pharr, Jim Davis, Reed Sparks, Paul Albert Presley, Anthony Pharr, Bobby Pharr and Robbie Sparks.
Honorary pallbearers will be Lex Crowson and Alvin Glenn Jr.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Saturday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Candler’s Chapel Youth Fund, 448 CR 3101, Booneville, MS 38829.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
NEW ALBANY – John Elzie Shuemaker, 69, died Tuesday, March 30, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. He was born June 25, 1940, in Drew to Albert and Mary Frances Shuemaker.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 3, 2010, at Serenity Funeral Home Chapel in New Albany. Burial will be in Palestine Cemetery.
Survivors include his mother, Mary Frances Evans of Drew; his longtime companion, Lucille Mullins; his children, Clifton Mullins, Sarah Barkley, Horice Mullins, Fred Mullins, Mary Mullins and Willie Mullins, and nine grandchildren, all of New Albany.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today.
GUNTOWN – Richard Daniel “Danny” Stewart, 53, died Thursday, April 1, 2010, at Sanctuary Hospice House after a 13-month illness. He was born in Baldwyn on July 19, 1956, to Billy and Juanita McVay Stewart. He grew up in Saltillo and graduated from Saltillo High School in l974, where he was active in the school band. He attended Northeast Mississippi Community College for two years. He made a career as a systems administrator and was working for United Furniture Company in Okolona when he became ill. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Saltillo. He loved cars and computers and he was an avid MSU Bulldog fan, enjoying all their sporting events. He was a beloved husband, father and brother, and friend to many.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Juston Gates and Dr. Forrest Sheffield officiating. Burial will follow in Lee Memorial Park with Bro. David Smith officiating.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from noon to service time Saturday at the Tupelo Chapel.
Survivors include his wife, Judy Estes Stewart, whom he married Nov. 20, 1976: two sons, Kevin Stewart of Guntown, and Joey Stewart and wife, Susan, of Saltillo; his sister, Anita Stewart Witt and husband, Rick, of Saltillo; two nephews, Geoff Witt and wife, Carla, of Tupelo and Steven Witt and wife, Jeanna, of Saltillo; one great-niece, Addie Grace Witt; a brother-in-law, Bill Estes of Booneville; his uncle and aunts, Rivers and Ann McVay of Scottsboro, Ala., and Evelene Goodin of Saltillo; several cousins.
Pallbearers will be Matthew Vassar, Jason Vassar, Perry Landsdell, Perry Frederick, Dennis Morgan and Leland Gardner. Honorary pallbearers will be fellow employees at United Furniture in Okolona.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 311 Mobile St., Saltillo, MS. 38866; or to Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38803.
IUKA – William Carmack “Mack” Hubbard, 90, died Tuesday, March 30, 2010, at the Tishomingo Manor Nursing Home. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a carpenter and construction superintendent. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking and spending time with his family. He was known for his sense of humor.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka. Bro. Mike Yarbro and Bro. Bobby McCord will officiate. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
He is survived one son, Billy Joe Hubbard (Penny) of Mt. Olivet, Ky.; two daughters, Jean Watkins (Leonard) of Decaturville, Tenn., and Billie Martin of Clinton, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Charles May of Knoxville, Tenn.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Yarbro Hubbard; a son, William Mack Hubbard; a grandchild, Regina Stovall; his parents, Paul and Minnie Hubbard; and three sisters, Grace Young, Blanche Hudson and Pauline Wadkins.
Pallbearers will be Woody Martin, Gary Stevenson, Forrest Hubbard, Bill Hubbard, Lee Holmes, Mack Lloyd Wadkins and Charlie Sheffield.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
BOONEVILLE – Trenton B. “Mr. T” Turvaville died Thursday, April 1, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. He was born Feb. 20, 1933, in Arcola to Hosey B. and Zula Willis Turvaville. He was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church. He worked for eight years at America Brass in Kenosha, Wis. After returning to Booneville he worked 23 years for Plumrose. After retirement from Plumrose, he worked at Anderson Elementary in Booneville. He was an outdoors sportsman who loved camping, fishing and hunting. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Booneville Funeral Home with Bro. Pete McCoy and Bro. Kevin Hatfield officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Betty Sue Bishop Turvaville; his daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Keith Hatfield of Booneville; a granddaughter, Morgan Michelle Hatfield; a grandson, Trenton Brock Hatfield; three godchildren, Mack Hare, Rick Hare and Lisa Worsham; brothers-in-law, Milton Bishop (Carolyn) of Rienzi and P.D. Thornton of Booneville; sisters-in-law, Martha (Polly) Robinson of Booneville, and Geneva Bishop and Inez Wilson (Frank) of Rienzi; lifelong best friends, Pete and Linda Perry, and Tony Palmer, all of Rienzi, Billy Joe and Betty McVey, and a former co-worker, Betty Jumper, of Booneville; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Von Ray Turvaville; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jack and Rachel Bishop; eight brothers-in-law, George Bishop, Vick Bishop, Gene Bishop, Clyde Isbell, A.V. Murphy, L.W. Robinson, Aaron Bishop and Louis Williams; six sisters-in-law, Inez Williams, Hazel Isbell, Joyce Bishop, Nellie Murphy Thornton, Virginia Bishop and Vera Bishop.
Pallbearers will be Kenneth Bishop, Richard Murphy, Jackie Robinson, Anthony “Peewee” Williams, Jimmy Bishop and Ricky Bishop.
Honorary pallbearers will be Pete Perry, Jimmy Blue, Roy Elliott, David Entrekin, Larry Isbell and Gerald Dodds.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today and Saturday until service time.
Jack Tumblin IV
ABERDEEN – Jack Ben “J.T.” Tumblin IV, 31, died Friday, March 26, 2010, at his parents home in Aberdeen. He was a longtime member of New Hebron M.B. Church. He graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1997. He earned an associate of applied science degree in electronic technology and computer servicing technology. He earned a bachelor of business administration degree from Mississippi State University.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at New Hebron M.B. Church with the Rev. Sam Crawford officiating. Burial will be in New Hebron Cemetery. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his father and mother, Jack B. Tumblin III and Willie Mae Tumblin of Aberdeen; two brothers, Correy (Jamesha) Tumblin of Okolona and Carlos Langston of Kalamazoo, Mich.; his fiancée, Nicole “Nice” Agnew of Tupelo and her two daughters, Madalene and Charli; two nephews, Cayden Tumblin and Jayvious Ivy; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, James and Essie Mae Davis, and Jack Ben Tumblin Jr. and two aunts, Rebecca Davis and Mary Davis.
Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. today.
MERIDIAN – Laverne Kennedy Buchanan, 80, died Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at Specialty Hospital. She was a member of 15th Avenue Baptist Church. A noted cook, she and her husband were known for their entertaining. They were members of the Good Sam Camping Club and enjoyed many camping trips.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Robert Barham Family Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wayne Smith and Rev. Doug Buchanan officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Survivors include her son, Warren Buchanan of Meridian; her daughter, Diane Buchanan McCorkle and her husband, Sam, of Rainbow City, Ala.; grandchildren, Sean Buchanan and his wife, Kristy, of Brooklyn, N.Y., Jana Burchfield and her husband, Jacob, of Madison, Laura McCorkle of Hermitage, Tenn., and Blaine McCorkle and his wife, Rebecca, of Lynchburg, Va.; a special granddaughter, Veronica Buchanan Carter and her husband, Chip, of Lexington, S.C.; great-grandchildren, Kennedy, Gracie, Emma, Audrey, Sam and Jaden; special daughter-in-law, Janet Buchanan of Meridian; sister, Faye Robinson and her husband, O.L., of Germantown, Tenn.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter “Buck” Buchanan.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.robertbarhamffh.com.
IUKA – Dorothy Faye Harrison, 65, died Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She attended Poplar Springs Freewill Baptist Church. She was a homemaker. She was a member of and first responder for the North Crossroads Volunteer Fire Dept. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family.
Services will be at 11a.m. today at Poplar Springs Freewill Baptist Church. Bro. Malcolm Garrett will officiate. Burial will follow in Poplar Springs Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, George Gary Harrison of Iuka; two sons, Gary Wayne Harrison (Chandi) of Kilgore,Texas, and Brian Harrison (Blake Carter) of Dallas, Texas; one brother, Ricky Lambert (Debbie) of Iuka; three sisters, Peggy Bokuniewicz of Romeoville, Ill., Geraldine Lambert of Iuka and Patricia White (Jerry) of Burnsville; four grandchildren, Kayla and Kelsi Harrison of White Oak, Texas, and Kylie and Kaden Watkins of Kilgore, Texas; 2 special grandnieces, Mattie and Sophie Johnson of Iuka; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Woodard and Pearl Lambert; and a sister, Ann Hubbard.
Pallbearers include Terry Lambert, Gerry Lambert, Michael Parrish, Danny Holland, Tim Fooshee, Jim Lovelace and Shane Suddieth. Honorary pallbearers include the Tishomingo County Volunteer Firefighters.
Visitation will be from 6 until 9 p.m. today at Poplar Springs Freewill Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to the American Stroke Association, 1101 Northchase Parkway Suite 1, Marietta, GA 30067; by phone at (678) 385-2000, or online at www.strokeassociation.org.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
Jesse Gates Jr.
OKOLONA – Jesse Lee Gates Jr., 46, died Sunday, March 28, 2010, in Okolona. He was born June 14, 1963, to Jesse Gates Sr. and Annie Gates. He received his education in the Okolona schools. He was a former employee of Superior Products and United Furniture.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Clarks Chapel M.B. Church with the Rev. Larry Shannon officiating. Burial will be in Oddfellows Cemetery in Okolona. Williams Memorial Funeral Home of Okolona is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his father, Jesse Gates Sr. of Jackson; two daughters, Shalisha Pounds of Verona and Brittany Fitzpatrick of Detroit; two sisters, Lucinda Stanfield of Houston and Karem Small of Okolona; two brothers, Willie Rowe of Canton and Christopher Gates of Richmond, Va.; four grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
BOONEVILLE – Rhonda Faye Spain, 42, died Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at her home. She was a member of the Osborne Creek Baptist Church. She attended Wheeler Baptist Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Johnny Hancock officiating. Burial will be in the Osborne Creek Cemetery.
Survivors include her parents, Guy W. and Peggy A. Spain; her grandmother, Sadie Popovich of Jumpertown; two sisters, Sonya (Gene) Gilley of Booneville and Robin (Jim) Weaver of Charlotte, N.C.; two brothers, Bucky (Nonie) Smith of Charleston and Matt (Dana) Smith of Theo.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Faye Sharpe Spain.
Visitation will continue until service time today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Gideons International.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
BOONEVILLE – Elizabeth Garner, 85, died Thursday, April 1, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
OKOLONA – Dona Tucker Floyd, 101, died Sunday, March 28, 2010, at her home. She was born Jan. 10, 1909, in Smithville to Ophallon Dilworth Tucker and Winford T. Tucker. She attended Okolona Industrial School. She married John Lee Floyd of Philadelphia. They had 10 children. She was a dedicated member of St. Bernard’s Episcopal Church for more than 75 years. She was a life member of the National Council of Negro Women, Heroines of Jericho and Parakeets Social Club. She was a member of the PACE class at Excel Commons. She was recognized by NEWMS (New Expectations for Women in Mississippi) for her commitment to her community.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Hugh Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Okolona Cemetery. Williams Memorial Funeral Home of Okolona is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include a sister, Willie Tucker Raspberry; four sons, John Winfred (Joyce) of Southfield, Mich., Herbert of Okolona, Hugh (Rachel) of Gatesmills, Ohio, and Gerald of Chicago; three daughters, Lois Coe of New York City, Marva Floyd of Chicago and Louise Cole of Okolona; a daughter-in-law, Cora Floyd of Washington D.C.; 14 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of more than 54 years, John Lee Floyd; three sons, James, Charles and Thomas; a grandson, Paul; a son-in-law, Jesse Coe; a daughter-in-law, Senora Floyd; and eight siblings.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Excel Commons, 230 W. Main, Okolona, MS or St. Bernard’s Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 375, Okolona, MS.
BROOKWOOD, Ala. – Sarah Beibers Groves Manning, 75, died Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at the DCH Hospital in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley. Burial will be in the Campbelltown Cemetery at Guntown.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.
BRUCE – Hazel Long, 94, died Thursday, April 1, 2010, at the Graceland Care Center in Oxford. She was born Feb. 12, 1916, in Algoma. She was a retired store manager and a member of Antioch Baptist Church. She married John D. Long on May 20, 1934.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce. The Rev. Robert Earl Alexander, the Rev. James West and the Rev. Joey Hamilton will officiate. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery in Bruce.
Survivors include one son, Eddie Long (Evelyn) of Bruce; one sister, Paula Bourgeois of Baton Rouge, La.; one brother, Buddy Winter of California; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents, Ted Winter and Irene Hawkins Winter; a daughter, Nancy An Miller; and several brothers and sisters.
Pallbearers will be Elvis Wade Hillhouse, Billy Jack Stewart, Jack Hughes, Jerry Rutherford, Tony Kimbrough and Carlton Leachman. Honorary pallbearers will be Clell Miller, Reed Johnson, Zack Kimbrough, Cole Hillhouse, Layton Morgan, John Prentiss Stewart, Mason Rutherford, Austin Hillhouse and Garrett Johnson.
WALNUT – Kaleb Scott Murphy, 17, died Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Magnolia Funeral Home of Corinth. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church.
Eva Mae Paine
ABERDEEN – Eva Mae Paine, 74, died Monday, March 29, 2010, at Pioneer Community Hospital in Aberdeen.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Crossroad M.B. Church at Aberdeen. Burial will be in Oddfellows Rest Cemetery in Aberdeen. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday.
CORINTH – Jeffery Blanton, 35, died Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Magnolia Funeral Home.
WALNUT – Vida Jordan Holley, 89, died Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at her daughter’s home in Union Grove, Ala. She was employed for 15 years by Holiday Inn in Memphis. She was a member of Walnut Methodist Church. She enjoyed quilting and spending time with her children.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Bro. Wynn Dollar and Bro. Brian Tatum officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery in Memphis.
Survivors include two daughters, Bertha Dollar (J.W.) of Walnut and Ginger Pitcock (Carey) of Union Grove, Ala.; two sons, Zane Holley (Peggy) of Purvis and Perry Holley (Faye) of Southaven; two sisters, Vesta Huddleston and Ella Grisham, both of Myrtle; one brother, Harmon Jordan (Sis) of Myrtle; seven grandchildren, Wynn Dollar, Mickey Dollar and Bryant Dollar, all of Walnut, Zackery Holley and Scarlet Holley, both of Purvis, and Russ Pitcock and Chad Holley, both of Auburn, Ala.; 10 great-grandchildren; and a special caregiver, Jean Tannell.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, William H. Holley; her parents, Walter Perry and Lou Essie Dodds Jordan; one sister, Virdie Nails; three brothers, Victor, W.P. and Coleman Jordan; one half sister, Gracie Dodds; three half brothers, Wyatte, Homer and Willie Jordan; three grnadchildren, William Rusty Holley, Christopher Zane Holley and Tobey Shane Pitcock; and one great-grandchild, Zandra Nicole Holley.
Pallbearers will be Mickey Dollar, Bryant Dollar, Russ Pitcock, John Wynn Dollar, Doug Jordan and Zackery Holley.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time today at the funeral home.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.
Frank Mosley Jr.
WEST POINT – Frank Mosley Jr., 47, died Tuesday, March 30, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at noon Saturday at New St. Peter M.B. Church. Burial will be in Poole’s Memorial Gardens. Carter’s Mortuary Services of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
OKOLONA – Betty Blanchard Thompson, 90, died Tuesday, March 30, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus. She was born Aug. 5, 1919, to Frank Blanchard and Matilda Hannah Blanchard. She was a member of Darden Chapel M.B. Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Darden Chapel M.B. Church with the Rev. Anthony Simmons officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Grove East Cemetery. Williams Memorial Funeral Home of Okolona is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Earnest Thompson Sr. (Linda) of Maywood, Ill., and Earnest Thompson Jr. (Barbara) of Okolona; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, T.G. Blanchard, James Blanchard and Leon Blanchard; and two sisters, Caroline Neal and Mable Isbell.
Visitation will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
FULTON – Donald G. “Don” Green, 61, died Thursday, April 1, 2010, at his home. He was born May 22, 1948, in Baldknob, Ark., to James T. and Juanita Gale Green. He was a member of Pine Grove Church of Christ and an auto body repairman. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed working in yards.
Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Fulton City Cemetery. Minister Marshall Eubanks will officiate. Senter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Marie Green of Fulton; five daughters, Jannett Armstrong of Brinkley, Ark., Gladys Faye Daniels of Newport, Ark., Angie Chandler (Barry) and Lisa Green of Hamilton, Ala., and Jamie Green of Searcy, Ark.; one son, Quinn Serrano (Christal) of Hamilton, Miss.; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; and an uncle, Bill Gale.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, David and Jim Green.