Obituaries April 21, 2009

Ira Thompson
BIRMINGHAM – Ira Blacklidge Thompson died Saturday, April 18, 2009, at her residence. She was born Feb. 15, 1922, in Pleasant Site, Ala., to James Price and Rhoda Nelson Blacklidge. She attended the Church of Christ.
Graveside services were Monday, April 20, at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens with Bro. Dewayne Spivey officiating. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay, Ala. was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two nieces, Sue Crane (Bill) and Lou Powell, both of Birmingham, Ala.; one nephew, Jerry Smelser (Mildred) of Huntsville, Ala.; four great-nieces; three great-nephews; and several great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and two sisters, Ruby Blacklidge Smelser and Elizabeth Smelser.

Elsie Parker
BRUCE – Elsie Cook Parker, 85, died Monday, April 20, 2009, at her residence in Bruce. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
Leraue McDaniel
EVERGREEN – Leraue Wood McDaniel, 84, died Sunday, April 19, 2009, at Sanctuary Hospice House. She was born April 12, 1925, to Martell and Dona Comer Wood. She was married over 62 years to J.C. McDaniel, who preceded her in death on May 2, 2008. She was a lifelong, active member of Evergreen Baptist Church. A beloved wife, mother, sister and grandmother, she was a kind, gentle person who unselfishly devoted her life to others while making her home a haven for her family.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Robbins and the Rev. David Langerfeld officiating. Burial will be in New Chapel Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Sharon Young (Dr. Charles “Smokey” Young) of Tupelo; one sister, Dorothy Thompson of Tupelo; two grandchildren, Blake Young of Alpharetta, Ga., and Elise Young of Jackson; two sisters-in-law, Pat Hall (Durell) of Nettleton and Maxine Patterson (Dr. John) of Pontotoc; one brother-in-law, Eugene McDaniel (Joann) of Nettleton; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents.
Pallbearers will be Jim Hawkins, John Thompson, Durell Hall and Dr. Bert Duncan.
Honorary pallbearers will her special caregivers, Estella Eastman and Carmen Rangel; the staff of Rosewood Residence, where she lived the past three years; and a special niece, Lisa Hawkins.
Visitation will be from noon to service time today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the J.C. McDaniel Memorial Scholarship, c/o CREATE Foundation, P.O. Box A, Tupelo, MS 38802.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit leememorialonline.com.

Minnie Gilbert
EUPORA – Minnie Hatcher Gilbert, 81, died Monday, April 20, 2009, at the Golden Living Center in Eupora. She was born May 27, 1927, in Alabama. She was a retired homemaker.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. James Caffey officiating. Burial will be in Sapa Cemetery. Wise Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include four daughters, Betty Edwards of Kentwood, La., Dorothy (Billy) York of Reform, and Sue Ann (Johnny) Reed and Connie (Chris) Lewis, both of Eupora; eight sons, Earnst “Ted” (Faye) Hatcher of Isola, Jerry (Brenda) Hatcher and Eddie (Cindy) Hatcher of Grenada, Stacy (Beverly) Gilbert of Starkville, and Billy Hatcher, J.C. (Lora Faye) Hatcher, Kenny (Angie) Hatcher and John (Jenny) Hatcher, all of Eupora; three sisters, Lora Belle Goodgine of Eupora, Reva Savanna Holmes of Boyle and Ader Mae Medders of Rosedale; 69 grandchildren, 70 great-grandchildren, 25 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a son, James G. “Sonny” Hatcher.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Myra Mapp
PONTOTOC – Myra Bailey Mapp, 96, died Sunday, April 19, 2009, at Church Street Personal Care Home in Ecru. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Pontotoc and a homemaker. She enjoyed sewing, gardening and spending time with her grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Browning Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Brian Scott and the Rev. Kenneth Corley officiating. Burial will follow in the Pontotoc City Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters-in-law, Jane Rayburn Mapp Hardin and Joyce Mapp; her sisters, Ethel Mills and Elna Mills; six grandchildren, Rayburn Mapp (Julie), Bailey Howell Mapp (Elizabeth), Anelese Holt (Clay), Jane Lanier Mapp, James Lee Mapp and Mickey Mapp; seven great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert Lee Bailey and Sarah Ella Thrash; her husband, Jessie Ray Mapp; two sons, Rodney Lanier Mapp and Carroll Ray Mapp; a grandson, Tony Mapp; and two sisters and one brother,
Pallbearers will be Shane Clayton, Preston Campbell, Evan Anderson, Allen Cayson, Haley McInvale and Kenny Sullivan.
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Lee A. Montgomery Sr.
DETROIT – Lee Allen Montgomery Sr. died Monday, April 13, 2009, at his residence. He was born in Saltillo on May 29, 1950, to the late Early Montgomery and Quilla Mae Montgomery. He became a member of Mud Creek Baptist Church of Saltillo at an early age. He loved his children and grandchildren and they were the love of his life.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Mud Creek Baptist Church with Bishop Clarence Parks officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. N.L. Jones & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Montgomery of Chesterville; his companion, Annette Workman of Detroit, Mich.; his first wife and mother of his children, Deborah Townsend of Las Vegas, Nev.; three sons, Marcus Montgomery (Ivy) and Lee Allen Montgomery Jr. (Cynthia), both of Detroit, Mich., and Adam Fugghet of Atlanta, Ga.; four daughters, Alicia Montgomery and Starnetta Stewart, both of Tupelo, Melissa Montgomery of Detroit, Mich., and Iris Winfun (James) of Chesterville; two stepdaughters, Katina Holland of Chesterville and Vernekie Crump (Tim) of Memphis, Tenn.; 21 grandchildren; two brothers, Uless Montgomery of Chicago, Ill., and Tommy Montgomery (Regina) of Detroit, Mich.; two sisters, Mary Copeland (Robin) and Johnnie Agnew (Charles), both of Saltillo; one aunt, Stella Smith of St. Louis, Mo.; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, George, John Early, Herman and J.C. Montgomery and Forest Holmes; and one sister, Mary Crayton.
The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time today.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.nljonesandson.com.

Leonard E. Sadowski
CORINTH – Leonard E. Sadowski, 82, died Sunday, April 19, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church and a retired supervisor for the Dana Corp. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Philippines. He was a member of the American Legion, the VFW, Elks Lodge 2573 and the Knights of Columbus.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. James Catholic Church with Father Richard Smith officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Henry Cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his stepdaughters, Kathy Gann Fuqua (Jerry) of Olive Branch and Dianne Gann Elam (Duran) of Tupelo; his stepgrandchildren, Kyra Fuqua Cossey (Jay) of New Albany, Kim Fuqua Campbell (Brad) of Madison, Kelley Fuqua Richardson (Chris) of Olive Branch, Tonya Elam Watts (Brian) of Clarksville, Tenn.; his stepgreat-grandchildren, Logann Cossey, Meredith Cossey, Jordan Campbell, Ella Richardson and Luke Watts; a niece, Pat Krzyzewski (Bill) of Chicago; two great-nieces, Cherisse Joshi (Pa’al) and Lynette Kenpgen (John); a great-great-niece, Alexa Joshi; two great-great-nephews, Matthew Kenpgen and Daniel Kenpgen; a special friend, Peggy Anderson.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 41 years, Mildred Sadowski; his father, John Sadowski; his mother, Francis Olakna Sadowski; and a sister, Helen Wozney.
Pallbearers will be the Knights of Columbus.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jackie Jones, Bobby McDaniel, Marcus McCoy and Earl Valdejo.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home with a wake beginning at 8 p.m.
Ed Bishop
TUPELO – Charles Edward “Ed” Bishop, 69, died Thursday, April 16, 2009, at Dogwood Plantation in Fulton after an extended illness. He was born Aug. 22, 1939, in Algoma in Pontotoc County to Alvis Bishop and Christine Tutor Bishop. He graduated from Algoma High School and attended Broadcasting School in Memphis. He served as a private in the U.S. Army and, after being honorably discharged, became a member of the Mississippi National Guard, retiring as 1st sergeant. He was activated during Desert Storm. He married Peggy Crowson on June 2, 1968.
He began his broadcasting career at WSEL in Pontotoc. In l966, he joined the staff of WTWV and served in various capacities there until his retirement in 2008. He was first a weatherman at WTWV. He later served as a reporter, an anchor for the nightly news and host of the Noon Show for many years. At his retirement, he was serving as Program Director for WTVA/WLOV/WKDH. He was a beloved member of the broadcasting staff at WTVA and touched many lives in his 42-year career there. He enjoyed singing and sang tenor in a gospel quartet out of Memphis for many years. He was a loving family man and enjoyed fishing and deer hunting with his grandsons, and flying kites on the beaches of Florida with his granddaughter. He was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church in Tupelo.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery, Hope Mausoleum with Bro. James Richardson officiating. Lee Memorial Funeral Home in charge of services.
Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Peggy (Crowson) Bishop; one daughter, Debbie Beasley of Tupelo (fiancé, Gary Hall); his mother, Christine Tutor Bishop of Pontotoc; three grandchildren, Zach Beasley (Rachel), Casey Beasley (Amanda) and Jenni Beasley (fiancé, Miller Vance), all of Tupelo; two great-grandchildren, Sydney Hill and Colby Beasley; his sister, Lora Mae “Sis” Stegall (Jimmy) of Pontotoc; one niece, Christi Wallace (Kevin) of Pontotoc; one nephew, Scotty Stegall (Martha) of Tupelo; several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Alvis; an infant sister, Betty Jean; and a brother, Tommy Bishop.

Billy Elam Sr.
ABERDEEN – William Phillip “Billy” Elam Sr., 81, died Sunday, April 19, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Aug. 6, 1927, to Warren Dee Elam Sr. and Laura Bell Basinger Elam in Memphis. He was a lifelong resident of the Darracott community and a graduate of Aberdeen High School. He retired after 30 years as a fitter at B&W in West Point. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Onnie Ray Davis Elam of Aberdeen; three sons, Phillip Elam (Teresa), Patrick Elam (Lisa) and Kelly Elam (Carolyn), all of Aberdeen; five grandchildren, Jessica, Misty, Justin, Tanner and Andrew; four stepgrandchildren, Derek, Chris, C.J. and Robert; three great-grandchildren, Sean, Jake and Taylor; a special friend, Mylinda Rea; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Dorothy Jeanette Jackson; and one brother, Warren D. Elam Jr.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Darracott Fire Department or the Lebanon Cemetery Fund.
Condolences and the online registry may be accessed at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Doris Grimes
CORINTH – Doris Plaxco Grimes, 77, died Sunday, April 19, 2009, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was a native of Alcorn County. She was a member of Wheeler Grove Baptist Church and a former sales associate with the Alco Store and Gibsons. An experienced seamstress, she enjoyed sewing, and gardening vegetables and flowers.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at McPeters Funeral Home. Minister G.W. Childs will officiate, and Clarence Hinton will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband of 56 years, John W. Grimes of Corinth; one son, John W. Grimes Jr. (Sandra) of Byhalia; two daughters, Gale Parker (Keith) of Dayton, Tenn., and Mary Moore (O’Neal) of Michie, Tenn.; one brother, Roy Plaxco of Corinth; one sister, Elsie Grimes of Corinth; seven grandchildren, Dewayne Humphrey, Kaleb Sanders (Genny), Lacy Emmons (David), Shandal Maxedon (Blake), Andrea Whitten (Clark), Michelle Accettura (Jeremy) and Josh Grimes; eight great-grandchildren, Amanda Hodge (Tim), Chloe Strickland, Max Strickland, Samuel Maxedon, Ty Whitten, Kenneth Duncan, Amber Duncan and Michael Accettura; three great-great-grandchildren, Keliegh Hodge, Jacob Hodge and Landen Hodge.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter B. and Ella Jackson Plaxco; two brother, J.M. Plaxco and Gene Plaxico.
Schanzzan Moore
HOUSTON – Schanzzan “Sally” Moore, 41, died Wednesday, April 15, 2009, at the University Medical Center in Jackson. She was born Jan. 13, 1968, to Ruthie Moore and the late James Moore Jr. She attended Houston schools and was a former employee of Aircap, Super Sagless and Cooper Tire. She was a member of Clarks Chapel M.B. Church. She enjoyed making people laugh.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Clarks Chapel Church with burial in the church cemetery. Williams Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her mother, Ruthie Moore of Okolona; a daughter, Laura Bowers (Kefie) of Okolona; her grandmother, Lillie Mae Gates of Houston; three sisters, Bernice Moore and Shirryl Gates, both of Okolona, and Donna Moore of Tupelo; four brothers, Alvin Moore of Prairie, Greg Moore, Donny Moore and Tony Moore, all of Okolona; and two grandchildren, Jacri Moore and Maikyah Bowers.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today with wake continuing from 6 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Lee Bascomb
GLEN – Effie Lee Bascomb, 77, died Sunday, April 19, 2009, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Iuka. She was a member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and a factory worker. She was known for her “green thumb.” She loved her family and friends, and enjoyed working in her flower garden, cooking for her family, going to yard sales, and playing with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Liberty Hill Baptist Church with Bro. James Hardin and Bro. Alvin Meeks officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Freemon Bascomb of Iuka; one daughter, Linda Inlow (Johnny) of Glen; six grandchildren, Lisa Williams (Billy), Angie Price (Joey), Feleisha Gillard (Tyrone), Brian McMurry (Lauren), Thomas W. Burcham (Stephanie) and Chad Burcham (fiancée, Amanda O’Rourke); 10 great-grandchildren, Erin Williams, Haley Price, Jonathan Price, Breanna Gillard, Tyesha Gillard, Christopher Gillard, Lilly McMurry, Bishop McMurry, Gabriel Burcham and Aiden Burcham; one niece, Regina Jackson (Craig) of Mayfield, Ky.; one nephew, Russell Blaylock (Regina) of Mayfield, Ky.; and three cousins, Lorene Burns, Rosie Lee Howard and Carolyn Riser.
She was preceded in death by a son, Rex Bascomb; a daughter, Judy Roberts; two great-grandchildren, Lindsey Inlow and Rex Ellis McMurry; her father, Dalton Ridge; her mother, Livie Ritch Ridge; a brother, James Dalton Ridge; and a sister, Betty Blaylock.
Pallbearers will be Ricky Bascomb, Daniel Bascomb, Zach Bascomb, Greg Bascomb, Mike Inlow and Ryan Hill.
The body will lie in state at the church from noon to service time today.

Rickey Lindsey
RANDOLPH – Rickey Dale Lindsey, 51, died Thursday, April 16, 2009, in the Palestine Road in Pontotoc County as the result of an automobile accident. He was born March 11, 1958, in Caruthersville, Mo., to Cleo and Doris Warren Lindsey. He lived in Pontotoc County most of his life.
No services are planned by the family. Mortimer Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Ginger Dawn Lindsey of Missouri; one sister, Shirley Webb of Bruce; one brother, Johnny Lindsey of Missouri; and one grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents.

Edith Cole
MEMPHIS – Edith Marie Cole, 81, died Sunday, April 19, 2009, at Methodist Hospital North in Memphis. She was born Dec. 15, 1927, in Mt. Pleasant to Granville Pickens Cothern and Sammie Ann Joyner Cothern. She was a homemaker and a member of Carey Chapel Baptist Church. She enjoyed quilting.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Carey Chapel Baptist Church with Bro. Matt Hess officiating. Burial will be in Carey Chapel Cemetery at Mt. Pleasant. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Joseph Cole of Bartlett, Tenn.; one brother, James Cothern of Mt. Pleasant; two grandchildren, Jessica Cole Richard of Arlington, Tenn., and Tracy Broadfoot of Bartlett, Tenn.; one great-grandson, Malachi Broadfoot.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Marion Cole, and her parents.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Charles Thomas Jr.
JASPER, Ala. – Charles W. Thomas Jr., 67, died Sunday, April 19, 2009, at his home after a long illness. He was a beloved husband, father and friend.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church in Carbon Hill, Ala., with Pastor Earl Freeman officiating. Wilson Brothers Funeral Home of Carbon Hill, Ala., of the arrangements.
Survivors include his mother, Allene Thomas; his wife of 45 years, Pat Thomas; his daughter, Torri Parham (Barry) of Amory; two grandsons, Dustin Pickle and Garrett Parham of Amory; two sisters-in-law, Juanita Egger and Bettie Davenport; a brother-in-law, Gene Jones (Gwen); very close friends, Charles Bishop and family, Todd Bishop and family, Barbara and Ken Guin and family, Heather Hodges, Emma Bobo, Richard Wilson and Sara Moon.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Charles Clifton
CORINTH – Charles William Clifton, 91, died Monday, April 20, 2009, at his home. He was born Feb. 9, 1918, in Corinth to Troy and Verda Clifton. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, where he was a Sunday School superintendent and teacher of the John Baker Sunday School Class for more than 50 years. He retired from Corinth Coca-Cola after 20 years as production superintendent for the bottling plant. He worked for 25 years as an electrician for Jordan Timlake. He was an alderman for the City of Corinth for eight years. He was a member of the Corinth Gas and Water Board for 19 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the American Legion and VFW.
Services will be at noon Wednesday at Christ United Methodist Church with the Rev. Steve Kennedy and the Rev. Jay Stanley officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Corinth National Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Louise Franks Clifton of Corinth; two daughters, Patricia Andrews of Huntsville, Ala., and Jean Cornelius (James Larry) of Corinth; grandchildren, Clifton Cornelius (Rozanne) and Blain Cornelius (Amy), both of Corinth, and Clay Andrews of Corona, Calif.; great-grandchildren, Chad Cornelius (Allison), Jackson Cornelius, Ben and Sam Andrews, Allie Katherine Cornelius and An Zhen Cornelius; a brother-in-law, W.L. Franks of Jackson, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Wilma Wood; and two brothers, Tom and John Clifton.
Pallbearers will be Thomas Coleman, Ellis Rhett, J.P. Atkins, George Tucker, Larry Sales, Larry Sanford, Russell Smith and H.L. “Sandy” Williams.
Honorary pallbearers will be friends from Christ United Methodist Church.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service time Wednesday.

Alexander Heard
PRAIRIE – Alexander Heard, 60, died April 14, 2009. He was born April 26, 1948, to Clarence Heard and Joanna Barr Heard. He was a member of the Lake Grove M.B. Church and a former employee of Babcock and Wilcox for 34 years. He enjoyed cooking and laughing with friends.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 19, at the Lake Grove M.B. Church with the Rev. J.P. Orr officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery. Williams Memorial Funeral Home of Okolona was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Castella Bowens Heard of Prairie; mother-in-law, Estella C. Bowens of Houston; daughter, Mary Jane Heard of Tupelo; brother,Willie Heard of Kansas City, Mo.; brother-in-law, Alvin Porter; sisters-in-law, Jewel Neal (Eddie) of Houston, Helen Thomas (Rev. Kenneth) of Columbus, Ga., and Mary Robinson of Dolton, Ill.; and a special nephew, James Heard (Lynn) of Kansas City, Mo.

Estell T. Smith
RED BAY, Ala. – Estell T. Mayfield Smith, 87, died Monday, April 20, 2009, at the Red Bay Hospital. She was born Jan. 16, 1922, in Red Bay, Ala., to John Oscar and Maxie Nave McDonald Thorne. She was a homemaker and a member of Friendship Baptist Church. She was previously a member of Lakeview United Methodist Church in Minden, La.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay with Bro. Billy Nichols officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Red Bay.
Survivors include one son, Jimmy Mayfield (Lavell) of Red Bay; one granddaughter, Cris Mayfield Nichols (Trevor) of Red Bay; one great-grandchild, Adam Mills; one brother, J.E. Thorne (Eupal) of Red Bay; two stepgrandchildren, Janice McNatt and Mark Armstrong (Cindy); six stepgreat-grandsons, Cort Armstrong, Jason Oliver, Kirk Armstrong, Erik Armstrong, Clay McNatt and Levi McNatt; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Emeric “Doc” Mayfield and Darroll Smith; three brothers, Leslie Thorne, Junior Thorne and Elmer Lee Thorne; and a stepgrandson, Bob Armstrong.
Pallbearers will be Brad Ivy, Trevor Nichols, Adam Mills, David Ivy, Paul Thorne and Jerry Thorne.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Edward Zasadil
TIPLERSVILLE – Edward Zasadil, 52, died Monday, April 20, 2009, at the Community Hospice in Verona. He was born Nov. 30, 1956, in Chicago. He was employed as a network administrator for ATT. He was a member of Oakland Baptist Church and the Tippah County Radio Club. He loved spending time with his family and friends.
Services will be at 6 p.m. today at the Corinthian Funeral Home in Corinth with Bro. Troy Wayne officiating.
Survivors include his wife, Kelly Whitaker Zasadil of Tiplersville; his father, Creight Zasadil of Buffalo, N.Y.; a stepson, Brian Moody of Lincoln Park, Mich.; one daughter, Audrey Ferrell of Coldwater, Mich.; one stepdaughter, Melissa Moody of Lincoln Park, Mich.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Eleanor Zasadil.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today.

Jonell Coker
ELLISTOWN – Jonell Sanders Coker, 68, died Monday, April 20, 2009, at her home. She was a native of Union County. She was a homemaker and was self employed in child care. She was a Baptist and a member of Ellistown Baptist Church. She loved and enjoyed playing with her grandchild, and she enjoyed the outdoors and working in her flower garden.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at United Funeral Service Chapel with Bro. Mike Powell officiating. Burial will be in Glenfield Memorial Park.
Survivors include her husband, James “Jimmy” Coker of Ellistown; one son, Kerry Coker (Tabatha) of Ellistown; one sister, Tana Tuttle (Ron) of Tallahassee, Fla.; one brother, Don Sanders (Gwen) of Oxford; one grandchild, Caleb Coker of Ellistown.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred Sanders and Lucille Goodwin Sanders, and a son, Eddie Coker.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Union County Save-A-Life, 725 Coulter Drive, New Albany, MS 38652.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.

Ireta Daniel
NEW ALBANY – Willia Ireta Daniel, 87, died Monday, April 20, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. She was born Dec. 25, 1921, in Union County. She worked as a seamstress and upholsterer in the furniture industry. She was a member of New Albany A.R. Presbyterian Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at New Albany A.R. Presbyterian Church with the Rev. William B. Everett officiating. Burial will be in Vista Memorial Park. United Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her daughter, Brenda Gay (Joe) of Ripley; grandchildren, Patrica Mosley (Mason) of Lexington, Tenn., Melissa Bourne (Vince) of Jackson, Tenn., Jennifer “J.J.” Harris (Matt) of New Albany, Jessica Maffett (Cory) of Pontotoc and Christian Gay of Ripley; eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Alonzo Snipes and Velma Young Snipes; her husband, William Edgar Daniel; her son, Jerry Daniel; and a brother, Houston Snipes.
Pallbearers will be Milton Campbell, Whitey Roberts, Larry Treadaway, Eddie Prescott, Robin Bostwick and Joe Fennel.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Coffee Girls Club, Eddie Bramlett and Terry Templeton.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.

Mary Wilson
OKOLONA – Mary Wilson, 77, died Tuesday, April 14, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Feb. 22, 1982, to Daisy Nance. She was a homemaker and former employee of Rose Hill. She loved reading and discussing the Bible, and she really loved her family.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Clarks Chapel Church with burial in the church cemetery. Williams Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include four daughters, Patsy Grice, Daisy Buchannan and Elizabeth Wilson, all of Okolona, and Carolyn Nance of Houston; three sons, Bobby Nance, Jackie Wilson and Dennis Wilson, all of Okolona; 16 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Ruby Dale Robinson, and a brother, L.A. Brown.

Miracle Goines
GUNTOWN – Miracle Grace Goines, infant daughter of Allyson S. White and Billy Goines III, was born and died on Saturday, April 18, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
A graveside service will be at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Camp Creek Cemetery near Guntown. Holland-Harris Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her parents; her grandparents, Diane Heath (William) of Guntown and Susie White of Marietta; several aunts and uncles.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Jimmy White.
Visitation will be at the gravesite only after services.

Charles Pegues
PEORIA, Ill. – Charles “Charlie Davis” Pegues, 74, formerly of New Albany, died Sunday, April 19, 2009, in Peoria, Ill. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Beasley Funeral Home.

Homer Marble
PRAIRIE – Homer Marble died Friday, April 17, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial Funeral Home of Okolona.

Aaron Cole
BOONEVILLE – James Aaron Cole, 70, died Saturday, April 18, 2009, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Booneville Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Kindra Hughes
BOONEVILLE – Kindra Kay Hughes, 31, died Sunday, April 19, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Booneville Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Charity Baptist Church in Pontotoc.

Debra Calvert
WEST POINT – Debra Calvert, wife of the Rev. Tillmon Calvert, died Sunday, April 19, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Carter Funeral Home of West Point.

Willie L. Meachum
PONTOTOC – Willie L. Meachum, 89, died Monday, April 20, 2009, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

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