By NEMS Daily Journal
Jerry Bell Sr.
SHERMAN – Jerry Don Bell Sr., 64, died Sunday, March 31, 2013, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tenn., after an extended illness. He was born in Birmingham, Ala., on Dec. 5, 1948, to Clarence Bell and Dessie West Bell. He married Beverly Simms on June 13, 1972, and they shared 36 years together living in various parts of Mississippi and Tennessee over the years while he worked in construction, building many bridge and culvert structures on which we are fortunate to travel each and every day.
He was a devoted and loving husband, retiring in the early 2000s to care for his wife as sole caregiver, until her death in 2008. He had recently moved from Tupelo to Pikeville, Tenn. He was of the Baptist faith. He loved gardening and spending time with family, friends and his four dogs. He was an avid quail hunter and fisherman. He was a big Alabama Crimson Tide fan. When the Crimson Tide played against the Ole Miss Rebels, he chose to be neutral because of his sons and grandson. He was hard working, loving and highly respected by his family and friends, and will be greatly missed.
A celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2013, in the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with the Rev. Clay Faircloth of Nashville, Tenn., officiating. Burial will follow in Sherman Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to service time. Holland Funeral Directors Tupelo Chapel is entrusted with arrangements.
Survivors include his five children, Ronnie Bell (Mary) of Tupelo, Jerry Bell Jr. (Brandie) of Jackson, Tenn., Joshua (Lisa) of Fairview, Tenn., Regina Horn of Nolensville, Tenn., and Rhonda Mynhier (Rob) of Nashville, Tenn.; two brothers, Henry Bell (Mary) of Myrtle and Buddy Bell (Reba) of Nolensville, Tenn.; five sisters, Vinetta Bell of Fairhope, Ala., Clara Viola of Lavergne, Tenn., Yvonne Jessup of Calvert City, Ky., Carolyn Herrington of Nolensville, Tenn., and Anna Billinghurst of Pikeville, Tenn.; eight grandchildren, Wesley Bell, Jay Helton, Samuel Mynhier, Sarah Mynhier, Rebecca Horn, Michael Horn, Alex Bell and Olivia Bell. He was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly; his parents; three brothers, Jimmy Bell, Raymond Bell and Clarence “Pete” Bell; and one sister, Linda Gae Bell.
Pallbearers will be Wesley Bell, Jay Helton, Samuel Mynhier, Michael Horn, Morgan Taylor, Kenneth Bell, Guyton Wilson and Derek Bell.
Memorials made in loving memory of Jerry D. Bell Sr. may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Condolences may be emailed to email@example.com.
PONTOTOC – Billy Dean Keith, 51, born Oct. 21, 1961, ended a difficult battle with cancer Monday morning, April 1, 2013, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Though he will be missed by so many, we were comforted to know he is with our Lord. He loved to hunt and fish and drink iced tea, and most of all he loved being a Papaw. Billy will be remembered as a sharp but honest businessman, a hard-working family man and a Christian brother.
His father, Dalton Keith, preceded him in death.
He will be remembered lovingly by his mother, Hazel Keith; his wife, Cindy Holcomb Keith, whom he fondly called “Lulu”; his children, Billy Keith Jr. and Wendy Dunnam (Cody); stepsons, Andrew (AJ) Parker and Cory Parker; and three grandchildren, Connor, Chloe and Carter; as well as his siblings, Dell Keith, Cathy Myers (Bob), Gene Keith, Terry Keith, Mary Jane Rackley (Joe) and Darren Keith; and countless nephews, nieces and other family members.
Services will be held Wednesday, April 3, at 2 p.m. at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc with visitation hours 5 to 8 p.m. today and 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday. A graveside memorial will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
Willie Mae Davis
RIENZI – Willie Mae Davis, 72, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2013, at Magnolia Regional Health Center after an long illness. She was a member of Oak Grove C.M.E. Church.
Her life celebration service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Hopewell M.B. Church with the Rev. Gabe Jolly III officiating. Burial will follow at the Andy Dilworth Cemetery. Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary of Tupelo is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, James Edward Davis; four sons, William Leonard of Corinth, Ben (Tangie) Leonard of Booneville, Dale Leonard and Jamie Davis of Rienzi; one daughter, Angela Davis of Rienzi; one sister, Fronnie Lee Rudd of Rienzi; stepsisters, Pauline Sorrell of Corinth, Clara Gardner of Booneville, Virginia Ann Jones of Dumon, Mary Cambell of Hubbard, Ohio; stepbrothers, Willie K. Sorrell and William Sorrell, two special friend, Penny Oakley of Savannah, Tenn., and Melissa Cos of Ripley; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and her in-laws, nephews and nieces.
Pallbearers will be Calvin Davis, Mondale Davis, Pete Davis, Tommy Davis, Ivan Crump and Brando Thompson.
Viewing will begin at 5 p.m. today at Hopewell M.B. Church at Rienzi with family and friends hour from 6 to 7 p.m.
Online condolences can be made to the Davis family at www.grayson-porters.com.
CORINTH – Lisa Annette Parker Choate, 46, died Sunday, March 31, 2013, at Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Burial will be in Choate Acre Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 2:30 p.m. to service time Wednesday.
Leave condolences online at www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.
OXFORD – Lee Edward Brown, 56, died Sunday, March 31, 2013, at his home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford.
MEMPHIS – Mark Allan Martin, 42, died Monday, March 25, 2013, in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford.
OXFORD – Charles “Chuck” Matthias Jr., 81, died Sunday, March 31, 2013, at his home in Oxford. He was born in Bethlehem, Pa. He was a gunnery sergeant in the Marine Corps and a veteran of both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He was a retired maintenance electrician for Georgia Pacific. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, VFW, American Legion, Marine Corps Air Transport Association, RSVP and TRIAD. He was a Mason and a Shriner.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Waller Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. David Ard officiating. Visitation will be from noon to service time Wednesday.
He is survived by his wife, Robbie Matthias of Oxford; his daughter, Lori Batten of Virginia Beach, Va.; two sisters, Marjorie Benner of Pennsylvania and Marlene Bridges of Atlanta, Ga.; his brother, William Matthias of Bath, Pa.; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Arlene Sandt, and his parents, Charles and Edith Matthias.
Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Church Building Committee, 15 CR 207, Oxford, MS 38655 or to The American Cancer Society, 1800 West Main St., Tupelo, MS 38801.
To sign an online guestbook, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.
PLANTERSVILLE – Maggie Lou McCray, 85, passed away Friday, March 29, 2013, at Golden Living Center. She was a member of Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church.
Graveside services will be at noon today at the Jerusalem Church Cemetery in Nettleton with The Rev. Greg Fields will officiate, and Elder William Stovall will deliver the eulogy. Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary of Tupelo is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her bothers and sisters, Odell McCray of Plantersville, Willie Lee McCray of Dayton, Ohio, Rose Jernigan of Milwaukee, Wis., and Mae Sue (Elder William) Stovall of Belden; and nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Tommie and Katie Meritt McCray; three sisters, Ida Lou Johnson, Lillie Mae Pounds and Mae Kate Walton; and one brother, Tomie Lee McCray.
Online condolences can be made to the McCray family at www.grayson-porters.com.
RIPLEY – Lola Mae Story, 61, died Thursday, March 28, 2013. She was born Dec. 22, 1951, in Tippah County to Albert and Hattie Cox. She accepted Christ at an early age and joined Moses Chapel. She was a student at Pine Grove High School. She lived in both Racine, Wis., and Ripley. She was employed for many years at Piper Impact in New Albany. She loved spending quality time with her family and friends. She had a passion for cooking, serving those in need and shopping.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Terry Street Church of Christ in Ripley. The Rev. Joseph Stone will officiate. Burial will be in Boyd Cemetery. Foster and Son Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her sons, James Story (Tiffany) of Memphis, Willie Story of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Jermaine Story (Jajuana) of Ripley; her parents, Albert and Hattie Cox of Ripley; two brothers, James Cox (Sandra) of Milwaukee, Wis., and Benny Cox (Helen) or Urbana, Ohio; four sisters, Irene McDonald (James) of Ripley, Matella Cox of Racine, Wis., Norma Jean Perry (Loyce) of Ripley and Martha Rutherford of Ripley; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Loria Lee Story.
Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. today with the family hour from 6 to 8 p.m. today. The body will lie in repose at the church one hour prior to service time Wednesday.
MANTACHIE – Ramona Jane Lyons, 65, died Sunday, March 31, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born July 6, 1947, in Itawamba County to Charlie and Nora Pate Cox. She worked as a clerk at Tecumseh and a customer representative at Day-Brite Lighting. She was a member of Tombigbee Baptist Church. She was a great cook and enjoyed reading and spending time with her grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Mantachie with Bro. Nick Ulmer and Bro. Dale Rutland officiating. Burial will be in Marietta Methodist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Karen Shelton Rogers (Murray) of Saltillo and Jennifer Harlow McCarter of Mantachie; two brothers, Charles Cox of Tupelo and Richard Cox (Barb) of Huntsville, Ala.; one sister, Gayle Griffin (Hoyt) of Belmont; a half brother, Bud Duggar of Meridian; two half sisters, Denise Duggar and Lynn Duggar, both of Savannah, Ga.; and four grandchildren, Mattison McCarter, Hunter McCarter, Drake McCarter and Kadie Rogers.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Lyons Sr.; one granddaughter, Anna Rogers; and her parents.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Franks, Mitchell Franks, Byron Cox, Wayne Butler, Sonny Lyons, Hoyt Griffin, Murray Rogers and Matt McCarter.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at McNeece-Morris Funeral Home in Mantachie.
Online condolences may be shared at www.mcneecemorrisfuneralhome.com.
BOONEVILLE – James T. McKinney, 73, died Saturday, March 30, 2013, at home. He was born Aug. 18, 1939, to Rather and Erma McCreary McKinney. He attended Gaston Baptist Church and worked as a brick mason for Hopkins Masonary in Tupelo.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Chris Burrows and Bro. Matt Brown officiating. Jerry Trimble will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Donna Michael McKinney; one daughter, Melissa McKinney Hancock of Booneville; two sons, Mike (Sherry) McKinney of Pontotoc and Joey McKinney of Booneville; a special niece and nephew, Susan and Shane; a goddaughter, Marilyn (Bob) Kelly of Booneville; three sisters, Polly (Kboy) Lauderdale of Booneville, Marge Leathers of Nashville and Liz (Jim) Newcomb of Corinth; 10 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and one sister-in-law, Juda McKinney of Booneville.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Bill McKinney.
Visitation will continue until service time today at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
HOLLY SPRINGS – Melvin Louis Luellen, 56, died Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at New Dimension Salt & Light Ministries in Holly Springs. Burial will be in Reid’s Gift M.B. Church Cemetery at Potts Camp. 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 with the family hour from 6 to 7 p.m. The body will lie in repose at the church from noon to 12:55 p.m. Wednesday.
NEW ALBANY – Willie Reed Hunt, 80, died Saturday, March 30, 2013, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. He was born Sept. 23, 1932, in Telico Plains, Tenn., to Clyde Hunt and Cordie McDaniel Hunt. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the Marine Corps. He was a retired employee from Caterpillar Corporation in Aurora, Ill., where he worked as a welder. He was a past master and lifetime member of Jerusalem Temple Lodge 90 of Aurora and a member of the New Hope Baptist Church in Aurora.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. David Barnett officiating. Burial will be in Shady Grove Cemetery. United Funeral Service in New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by two daughters, Rhonda Copeland of Ecru and Kimberly Becker (Peter) of Aurora, Ill.; two sons Charles Swords (Becky) of New Albany and David Swords (Angela) of Montgomery, Ill.; three brothers Elmer Hunt (Treva) of Aurora, Frank Hunt (Ellavee) of South Carolina and Eugene Hunt (Maude) of Louisiana; 13 grandchildren, Angie (Shane) Jenkins, Nicole Swords, Devin (Jaret) Gooch, Kyle (Erika) Swords, Jennifer Escobar, Stephanie Burk (Jimmy), Taylor, P.J. and Chance Becker, Shane, Kira, Klarissa and Madison Swords; 16 great-grandchildren, Austin Sanders, Nikolas Russell, Tyler Pickens, Dylan Baker, Collin Copeland, Kandice Swan, Addison Pickens, Owen Grace, Ella and Ava Kate Swords, Emma Burk, Fenley Hunt Gooch, Gracie and Hannah Copeland, Daniel Escobar, and Lilly Swords; and one great-great-grandchild, Rylee Kate Raney.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Marijo Kirk Hunt; three sisters, Louise Wilson, Lella Carver and Imogene Burris; and a son-in-law, Stan Copeland.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Burk, Shane Jenkins, P.J. Becker, Chance Becker, Austin Sanders, Nickolas Russell and Kyle Swords.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
In honor of Mr. Hunt, United Funeral Service Inc. will fly the flag of the United States Marine Corps at the funeral home during visitation and service.
For online condolences, visit unitedfuneralservice.com.
FULTON – Dorothy A. McNiece Cockrell, 73, passed away Sunday, March 31, 2013, at The Meadows in Fulton . She was born Nov. 28, 1939, to Arvin McNiece and Ruby Roberts Childress. She was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Fulton. She enjoyed reading her Bible, and playing dominoes and bingo.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Senter Funeral Home in Fulton with Mike Deaton officiating. Burial will be in Itawamba Memorial Garden. Senter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her mother, Ruby Childress of Tupelo; brother, Steven (Nancy) McNiece of Fulton; sister, Rivers (J.W.) Shaw of Alabama; nieces, Sonya Gray of Fulton, Michelle Tubbs of Tupelo; nephews, Johnny Shaw and Ricky Shaw, both of Ala.
She was preceded in death by a son, Tyson Cockrell; her father, Arvin McNiece; a sister, Jane Mayben; and a brother, Robert McNiece.
Pallbearers include Tommy Gray and Billy Gray.
Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. today at Senter Funeral Home.
GOLDEN – Eddie Ray “Chuck” Petree, 52, died Sunday, March 31, 2013.
Services will be at 5 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Golden. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.
SHANNON – Shirley Ward Martin, 73, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2013, at her residence. She was born Oct. 7, 1939, to Delmar Lee Ward and Idear Taylor Ward. She worked in the furniture industry for many years. She enjoyed spending time with her large family, especially her grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Senter Funeral Home in Fulton with James Marks officiating. Burial will be in Fulton City Cemetery. Senter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Danny Martin of Shannon; daughters, Lisa (Donald Eric) Wilson of Shannon, Nicole Voyles of Shannon and Anita (Charles) Roe of Sacramento, Calif.; brothers, Riley (Janie) Ward of Nimmons, Ark., Donald (Sharon) Ward of Paragould, Ark., Robert Ward of Clayton, Texas, and John Maulden Jr. of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; sisters, Ella (Eugene) Phillips of Poplar Bluff, Mo., Sandra (Dennis) Copeland of Flint, Mich., and Linda Kay (Jim) Maulden; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and other family members, Jimmy Voyles, Gregg Voyles, Zachary Voyles, Tyler Voyles, Jason Sewell and David Fisackerly.
She was preceded in death by her father, Delmar Lee Ward; her mother, Idear Ward; a daughter, Cynthia Elaine Murphy; a granddaughter, Sunshine Reed; and a sister, Joann Ward.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Voyles, Gregg Voyles, Zachary Voyles, Tyler Voyles, Jason Sewell and David Fisackerly.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Senter Funeral Home.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com.
NETTLETON – Ina Faye Miller Cook, 68, died on Sunday, March 31, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Born Oct. 28, 1944, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Gatha Faye Brown Miller. She married Rubel Cook in 1962. A woman of faith, she was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, quilting, crafts and collecting roosters. Before her retirement, she worked as a seamstress at PeopLounger.
A celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with Bro. Tommy Whaley officiating. Burial will be in the Liberty Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Rubel Cook of Nettleton; one daughter, Suzanne Cook Hester (Larry) of Nettleton; two sons, Robert Cook (Stephanie) of Nettleton and James Cook (April) of Nettleton; two sisters, Bernice Miller Jones of Amory and Heloise Miller Perkins of Batesville; one brother, George Miller of Pearl; six grandchildren, Stacy Presley (Delane), D.J. McCormick, Cade Cook, Garrett Cook, Carley Cook and Gracie Cook; and three great-grandchildren, Drake Pridmore, Lynnleigh Lane Presley and Adrianna Cook.
She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Carl, Billy, Boyce and Carlton Miller; and one sister, Shirley Miller Pounders.
Pallbearers will be Cade Cook, D.J. McCormick, Garrett Cook, Murlis Underwood, Donald W. Young, Andy Underwood and Lance Payne.
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be expressed at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
RED BAY, Ala. – Robert Boyd “Robbie” Pearson Jr., 47, died Sunday, March 31, 2013.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala. Burial will be in Red Bay City Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at from 8 a.m. to service time Thursday.
PONTOTOC – Kenneth E. Sartin, 68, passed away on Sunday, March 31, 2013, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born April 15, 1944, in Calhoun County to William and Lynette Eddington Sartin. He worked several years at Miss Eaton.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Baldwin Nowell Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with Bro. Tommy Tackett officiating. Burial will follow in the Williams Cemetery. Baldwin Nowell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by six nephews, Lynn Sartin (Lisa), Tim Sartin (Dena), Chris Sartin, Joey Sartin (Kathy), Chad Sartin (Janet) and Thad Sartin (Amanda Freeman); two nieces, Pam Hamilton (Mickey) and Tammy Sartin; and one sister-in-law, Sandra Sartin, all of Pontotoc; one brother-in-law, Bill McCreight of Houlka; and a host of great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Martha McCreight; two brothers, Harold and wife, Jean Sartin, and Jerry Sartin; two nephews, Melvin and Brad Sartin.
Pallbearers will be the nephews, Lynn Sartin, Tim Sartin, Chris Sartin, Joey Sartin, Chad Sartin, Thad Sartin and Mickey Hamilton.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today at Baldwin Nowell Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
James Milstead Jr.
ABERDEEN – James Milstead Jr., 35, died Sunday, March 31, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born April 13, 1977, to James Thomas Milstead Sr. and Verna Breaux Milstead in New Orleans, La. He was a lifelong resident of Aberdeen. He worked as an engineer on tug boats. He was a member of Southside Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Bro. Dennis Sullivan officiating. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include three sons, James Lance Milstead of Smithville, Dayton Thomas Milstead of Smithville and James Thomas Milstead III of Tupelo; one grandson, Taylor Bentley O’Neal Milstead; his parents, James Thomas Milstead Sr. and Verna Breaux Milstead of Aberdeen; his grandparent, Ruby Worthey Milstead of Aberdeen; several aunts and uncles.
Visitation will be from 4:30 until 8p. m. today at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.
You can sign the register and leave condolences online at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
PLANTERSVILLE – Harold L. McMillan 69, died Sunday, March 31, 2013, at his residence. He was the son of the late Gerald C. McMillan Sr. and Juanita Oakley McMillan. He was a graduate of Baldwyn High School and an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a Baptist. He was a retired insurance investigator and used car dealer. An avid Ole Miss fan, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Chad Higgins officiating. Burial will be in Prentiss Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include one son, Brian “Chuck” McMillan (Michelle) of Plantersville. the mother of his son, Phyllis McMillan of Plantersville; a brother, Gerald C. McMillan Jr. of Dallas, Texas; an aunt, Doris Gentry of Baldwyn; cousins, Larry Gentry (Debbie) and Steve Gentry (Kim) of Baldwyn; a special friend, Gerald Wages.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, J.P. and Ruth Oakley, and an uncle, Thomas Gentry.
Visitation will be from noon till service time Wednesday.
HOUSTON – Vickie Renna Coleman Black, 49, died Monday, April 1, 2013. She was born Dec. 12, 1963, in Chickasaw County to David Wayne Coleman and Barbara Anne Dye Sims. She was a member of Parkway Baptist Church. She was employed at Wal-Mart for 30 years.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Parkway Baptist Church with Bro. Randy Rinehart officiating. Burial will be at Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry Dean Black of Houston; one daughter, Jessica Renna Long (Andrew) of Thorn; two grandchildren, Dylan and Alec Long of Thorn; Her father, David Wayne Coleman (Elaine) of Houlka; her mother, Barbara Ann Dye Sims (David) of Thorn; two sisters, Pamela Stahl (Mark) of Smithville and Sonia Fuller (Paul) of Houlka; four brothers, Kenneth Coleman (Angie) of Houlka, Shane Coleman of Houlka, Brad Coleman (Heather) of Montpeiler and Jeremey Coleman (Mendy) of Houston.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Doug Coleman and Nate Sims; and one nephew, Peyton Sims.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home. The body will lie in repose one hour prior to service time.
For online condolences visit www.memorialfuneralhomehouston.com.
James Ausborn Jr.
AMORY – James L. Ausborn Jr., 83, died Saturday, March 30, 2013, at his residence in Amory. Born Feb. 28, 1930, he was a son of the late James L. Ausborn Sr. and Lena Allen Ausborn. He married Jean Cox in 1953. A lifelong resident of Monroe County, he attended Hatley School. He was a member of House of Prayer Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and song leader. He worked in area garment plants and as a security guard with Securitas Inc. A man of great faith, he served the Lord by singing throughout his entire life in various churches. He enjoyed lending a hand to those in need, singing and playing music, and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jean Cox Ausborn; daughter, Debbie Carter of Amory; grandchildren, Jason Parham (Kellie) of Smyrna, Ga., Nathan Parham of Hatley, Truman Carter III (Sandy) of Girard, Ohio, Lindsay McMurry (D.J.) of Sherman; great-grandchildren, Brayden, Zachary, Tyler and Kyle Parham, Amanda, Truman IV, Maggie and Breanna Carter, Alexis, Dylan, Jenna, Abigail and Jaxon Herring; and a host of nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Erbie Mae Hamilton, Lucille Finch and Marie Bray; brothers, Kirby, Elmer, Virgil and Virdis Ausborn; grand daughter, Amanda Parham.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m. today at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory with Bro. James Wilson and Bro. Jamie Gillentine officiating. Burial will follow in Haughton Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Jason and Nathan Parham, Truman L. Carter III, D.J. McMurry, Junior Rock and Dewayne Laney.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
BOONEVILLE – Charlene Church, 84, died Sunday, March 31, 2013, at Longwood Community Living Center in Booneville. She was born Sept. 11, 1928, to Vertus and Naomi Koon Kelly. She was a member of East Booneville Baptist Church. She worked as a clerk for Big Star and Ben Franklin. She enjoyed playing the piano and organ.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Rickey Kelly and Bro. Jim Holcomb officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband, Melvin Church; one son, Bruce (Shelaine) Church of Booneville; two sisters-in-law, Lila (Billy Joe) Lauderdale and Wynette Kelley; and one granddaughter, Anna (Eric) Jones.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Donald Kelley.
Pallbearers are Don Horn, Mike Kelley, Gary Harris, Ronald Michael, Bill Stewart and Billy Lytal.
Visitation will continue until service time today at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
NEW ALBANY – Corrie V. Patterson, 66, died Monday, April 1, 2013, at Magnolia Hospital in Corinth. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Beasley Funeral Home.
PONTOTOC – Evoyle Fooshee, 92, died Monday, April 1, 2013, at Grace Care Home in Pontotoc.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday.
AMORY – Edward Phillips, 71, died Monday, April 1, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home.
Memories and condolences may be expressed at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
SHANNON – William N. “Jack” George, 68, died Monday, April 1, 2013, in Guntown after a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton.
MEMPHIS – Quiana Hubbard died Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at Le Bonheur Hospital in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones Funeral Directors of Tupelo.
SALTILLO – Ruth Davis, 75, died Monday, April 1, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Lee Memorial Funeral Home.
BALDWYN – James Henry Buse, 83, passed away Feb. 15, 2013.
A memorial service will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at Friendship Baptist Church, 890 County Road 2578, Guntown. Bro. Casper Buse will officiate.