Obituaries April 20, 2011

By NEMS Daily Journal

Carnell Green
WEST POINT – Carnell Green, 56, died Friday, April 15, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel with Rev. Willie Harris officiating. Burial will be in Poole’s Memorial Gardens. Carter’s Mortuary Services in West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Lawrence Wooten
WATERFORD – Lawrence Wooten, 72, died Friday, April 9, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Funeral Hospital in Oxford.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home in Holly Springs.

Charles Grisham
MEMPHIS – Charles M. Grisham, 79, died Monday, April 18, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital. He was born Aug. 23, 1931, in Dumas to Marshall and Willie Mae Grisham. He was a retired Exxon dealer and owned and operated four service stations in the Memphis area. He attended Hope Presbyterian Church and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and a Mason.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Park Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial Park Funeral Home in Memphis is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Jackie Loden Grisham; one daughter, Debbie Grisham Tate (Romon) of Hernando; one son, Marty Green (Sherri) of Collierville, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Forrest Tate, Carlie Tate, Cooper Green and Connor Green; two sisters, Violet “Cricket” Gresham and Carolyn Fryar; four sisters-in-law, Frances Grisham of Southaven, Mildred Grisham of Memphis, Virginia Grisham and Ruby Grisham, both of Ripley; two brothers-in-law, Pat Gresham of Ripley and Hugh Loden of Tupelo; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by three sisters, Lucille Richardson, Christine Crawford and Movaline McCall; and seven brothers, Leland Grisham, Avery Grisham, Arnold Grisham, Malone Grisham, Marshall Grisham, Roger Grisham and Marlin Grisham.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. A Masonic service will be held at 7 p.m.
Family requests that donations be sent to the Shriners Hospital for Children or charity of donor’s choice.

Jimmy Harris
BOONEVILLE – Jimmy Harris, 72, died Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Dealie Hisaw
BOONEVILLE – Dealie Hisaw died Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home.

Lester Waldrop
TIPLERSVILLE – Lester J. Waldrop, 72, died Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ripley Funeral Home.

Syble Blackwell
TUPELO – Syble Blackwell, 82, died Sunday, April 17, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. A Lee County native, she was born May 7, 1928, to Tom and Frankie Partlow Estes. She worked in several garment factories as a seamstress and retired from Action Industries after 20 years of service. She enjoyed traveling with the VIP group at East Heights Baptist Church where she was a longtime member. She also enjoyed playing cards and going to the senior center.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Rev. Terry L. Ledbetter officiating. Burial will be in Unity Cemetery, east of Plantersville. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her daughter, Karen Jeanine Long of the Auburn Community; two grandchildren, Kayleen Veronica Elizabeth Long of Tupelo and Cybil Allison Ashley Long of Tupelo; her daughter-in-law, Theresea Long of Tupelo; and her caregiver, Diana Whitten.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Otha Eugene Long; her second husband who died July 24, 2004, Ralph Wallace Blackwell; her son, Ronald Douglas Long; and one sister and one brother.
Memorials may be made to East Heights Baptist Church, 205 Lake Street, Tupelo MS 38804.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Jim Harbor
FULTON – James H. “Jim” Harbor, 81, died Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Dec. 23, 1929, in Itawamba County to Carel T. and Verba Stevens Harbor. He was a member of East Fulton Baptist Church and did millwork in the timber industry. He loved his church, gardening and taking care of his yard.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Senter Chapel with Bro. Grover Laird and Bro. Gary Smith officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Baptist Cemetery. Senter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Dollie Yielding Harbor of Fulton; one stepson, Carlton Crane (Jan) of Fulton; two stepgrandchildren, Carley Agnew (Charlie) of Robertsdale, Ala., and Kerry Todd (Alan) of Fulton; five step great-grandchildren, Braxton Agnew, Weston Agnew, Jameson Agnew, Ally Jo Todd and Kerigan Todd; and two nieces, Jan Hughes (Glyn) of Fulton and Leshia Martin (Lee) of Oxford.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Charles Harbor.
Pallbearers will be Charlie Agnew, Jimmy Yielding, Johnny Yielding, Glyn Hughes, Alan Todd and J.D. Wilson.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at from 8 a.m. until service time Thursday.

James Pruett
WEST POINT – James Clayton Pruett, 69, died Monday, April 18, 2011, at Regency Hospital in Meridian. He was born July 24, 1941, in West Point to the late Clovis M. Pruett Sr. and Lola Rook.
Private arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Robinson Funeral Home in West Point.
He is survived by his wife, Isabel Rios Pruett of West Point; his son, Micheal Pruett of Evening Shade, Ark.; his daughter, Michelle Yeager of Woodland; his brothers, Clovis Pruett of West Point, Billy Pruett of Jackson and Robert Pruett of Steens; his sisters, Glenda Riddle of West Point and Judy Riley of Millport, Ala.; and seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Leo Sims
TUPELO – Leo Sims, 92, died Thursday, April 14, 2011, at his home in Tupelo. He was born March 23, 1919, to Oscar Sims and Phoebe Walker Sims. He was married to Mary F. McWilliams and to this union three children were born. Later he married Marie Sampson Kidd. They were married for over 50 years. He worked many years for the railroad and also was a carpenter. He studied at Southwestern Christian College and start working in the ministry with his wife’s help. He pastored churches in Amory and Okolona.
Services will be held at noon Saturday at North Green Street Church of Christ with Bro. Daniel McCullen officiating. Burial will be in the Porter Memorial Garden. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Verona is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include three daughters, Dr. Glenda McKissack (Herman) of Gary, Ind., Pauline Crump of Milwaukee, Wis., and Debra Williams of Tupelo; three sons, Bobbie Sims, Leon (LaDonna) Sims, both of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Levi Sampson of Hammond, Ind.; a special cousin, Eloise Smith; a caretaker, Deborah Bell; 25 grandchildren, 61 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie K. Sims; his parents; and his brothers, Williams, Raymond and Oscar Sims Jr.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry at www.agnewandsons.com.

Dr. Ron Partridge
OXFORD – Dr. Ronald Ray “Ron” Partridge, 77, died Monday, April 18, 2011, at his home in Oxford. He was born and grew up in Portsmouth, Ohio, and received his bachelors and masters degrees in education from Ohio University. He taught and coached baseball, basketball and football at Valley High School, was principal for Morrison Elementary and was an assistant principal and athletic director at Athens High School. He accepted a job as an associate professor at the University of Mississippi in 1971, where he taught and served on dissertation committees for 27 years until his retirement. His greatest passions were his family, sports, fine wine and dining, travel and educating and caring about people.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at First Presbyterian Church with Rev. John Semmes officiating. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Golden Partridge of Oxford; his sons, Stanley Mark Partridge of Long Beach and Steven Wayne Partridge of Richardson, Texas; his daughter, Susan Partridge Shaw of Oxford; his brother, Michael Jay Partridge of Sun Lakes, Ariz.; his sister, Gayle Partridge Evans of Chillicothe, Ohio; nine grandchildren; and many friends, colleagues, students and athletes.
Visitation will be held prior to the service from noon until 2 p.m. in the church fellowship hall.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to The Pantry, P.O. Box 588, Oxford, MS 38655; Interfaith Compassion Ministry, 904 N. Lamar Blvd., Oxford, MS 38655; or First Presbyterian Church, 924 Van Buren Ave., Oxford, MS 38655.
For additional information or to send an online condolence, please visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com or call (662) 234-7971.

Sam English
BOONEVILLE – Samuel Thomas “Sam” English, 28, died Saturday, April 16, 2011. He was born July 17, 1982, in Tupelo to Thomas Quindon “Homer” English and Linda Joan English. He was a frame builder in the furniture manufacturing industry, and he was a member of Crossroads United Methodist Church. He loved cars and enjoyed playing Wii games.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. David Krech officiating. Burial will be in Jumpertown Cemetery. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his fiancée, Cindy Young Grissom of Corinth; his mother, Joan English; two sisters, Darla Harling (Billy) of Altitude and Tana Carter (Stephen) of Burton; his stepfather, Norman White of Jumpertown; his grandmother, Arletta Owens of Booneville; his stepbrother and stepsister, Justin and Chasity Brouvham; five uncles, Billy English (Rhonda) of Corinth, Lonnie Davis of Florida, Gerry Davis (Ruth) of Wheeler, Marty Davis of Saltillo and Chris Geno (Ramona) of Memphis; three aunts, June Boothe (James), Sandi Champion, all of Booneville, and Denise Hardin (Greg) of Thrasher; two great-uncles, A. J. Horton of Booneville and Jerry Wayne Barnes (Donna) of Iuka; a niece, Nisa English of Altitude; a nephew, Tyler Smith of Iuka; his niece and nephew, John and Samantha Carter of Burton; a special friend, Brenda Simmons; his fiancée’s daughter, Montana Woodruff; and a host of cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father; his grandparents, Sam Frank, Glen English and Carmon Owens; his great-grandparents, Author and Pearl Barnes; and an aunt, Glenda Henderson.
Pallbearers will be Derick Leslie, Doug Floyd, Mark Cox, Matthew Cox, Sam Fleming and Lee Sitton.
Honorary pallbearers are Mark Simmons and Jason Champion.

David Pryor
CALHOUN CITY – David Evans Pryor, 78, died Monday, April 18, 2011, at the Neighborhoods at Quail Creek in Springfield, Mo. He was born on Aug. 3, 1932, in Houston to Evans Eugene Pryor and Virginia Griffin Pryor of Calhoun City. He was a graduate of Calhoun City High School and Millsaps College where he earned a degree in Chemistry. In 1958 he joined his father in operating Pryor Implement Company. He was a lifelong member of Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church in Calhoun City where he served on the administrative board and sang in the choir. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and golfer. For the last thirteen years he made his home near his daughter in Springfield, Mo.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home in Springfield, Mo.
He is survived by a son, David Evans Pryor Jr. of Dallas, Texas; a daughter, Camille Pryor Sistrunk (William W.); and three grandchildren, Ann Weston Sistrunk, Katherine Coleman Sistrunk and William Evans Sistrunk.
The family requests memorial gifts be made to Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church, 111 West Taylor Avenue, Calhuoun City, MS, 38916, for their food pantry, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be left at www.gormanscharpf.com.

Earline Dilworth
CORINTH – Earline Dilworth, 78, died Monday, April 18, 2011, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel in Corinth.

Arvilla Sprayberry
NETTLETON – Eunice Arvilla “Sissy” Sprayberry, 80, died Monday, April 18, 2011, at Beverly Healthcare in Amory after an extended illness. She was born on Oct. 14, 1930, in Lee County to Jim and Dessie Sprayberry. She was a graduate of Nettleton High School and Droughn’s Business School in Memphis. She was a retired employee of Amory Garment Company and was a member of First Baptist Church in Nettleton. She enjoyed playing the piano.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Nettleton with Bro. Tommy Whaley and Bro. Donald Pounders officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one brother, Leon Sprayberry (Mary) of Nettleton; one sister-in-law, Hazel Sprayberry of El Paso, Texas; one nephew, David Sprayberry (Jennifer) of Nettleton; two nieces, Sandra Scott of Livingston, Texas, and Judith Ann Bryant (Eddie) of El Paso; four great-nieces, Ashley Smith (Brian) of Nettleton, Jordan Pukepz (Jonathan) of El Paso, Jillian Dewey (Michael) of Frisco, Texas, and Shea Scott of Houston, Texas; three great-nephews, Colby Sprayberry, Colin Sprayberry and Caleb Sprayberry, all of Nettleton.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers, J.D. Sprayberry and Houston Sprayberry.
Pallbearers will be David Sprayberry, Colby Sprayberry, Colin Sprayberry, Caleb Sprayberry, Brian Smith and Johnny Holland.
Visitation will be one hour prior to service time.
Memorials may be made to the Nettleton First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 427, Nettleton, MS 38858.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry online at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Jane Flippo
AMORY – Jane Flippo, 76, died Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family and www.eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Eugene Williams
MEMPHIS – Eugene “Blue Gene” Williams, 71, died Thursday, April 14, 2011, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home Chapel in Holly Springs. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.