By NEMS Daily Journal
FULTON – Murry Thomas Tatum, 87, passed away April 19, 2013, at his home in Dorsey. He was born Sept. 28, 1925, in Baldwyn, to the late William Houston Tatum and Martha Belle Chaffin Tatum. Following the death of his mom when he was 12 years of age, he made his home with his Aunt Lessie Tatum in Tupelo. He was a student at East Tupelo High. When he turned 18, he became a member of the United States Marine Corp. as a member of “The Greatest Generation”. He served in the South Pacific. He received three battle stars for Saipan, Tenian, and Iwo Jima. Also received a Presidential Unit Citation with other medals. He loved his country, “Once A Marine, Always A Marine”. He married Melba Loden on Aug. 13, 1955. He retired from Daybrite Lighting after 40 years of employment. He was a person of great wit and could keep his grandchildren laughing with little effort. He was a faithful member of Bethel Baptist Church in Dorsey. He loved his Church family and the Faith Keepers Sunday School Class. He served as an Usher for years enjoying greeting all who entered the Church doors. He made many blue bird houses and made sure all the neighborhood birds were always fed year round. He was loved by all his family.
Services are at 2 p.m. Monday at Senter Funeral Home with Dr. Kevin Clayton and Bro. Tracy McMillan officiating. Burial is at Dorsey Memorial Cemetery.
Survivors are his wife, Melba Tatum of 57 years of Fulton; son, Andy (Benita) Tatum of Fulton; grandson, Jon (Shana) Tatum of Mooreville; granddaughter, Allison (Chad) Watson of Tupelo; granddaughter, Carla Tatum of Fulton; sister, Betty (A.C.) Shankle of Calhoun City; brother, Buddy (Betty) Tatum of Nettleton; brother, James (Diane) Tatum of Nettleton; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, William Houston Tatum; mother, Martha Belle Tatum; brother, Robert Putt; sister, Christine Chism; aunt, Lessie Tatum; stepmother, Clara Tatum Randolph; and father and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Loden.
Honorary pallbearers are the Faith Keepers Sunday School Class.
Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. today at Senter Funeral Home.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com.
WALNUT – Terry D. Clayton, 60, died Friday, April 19, 2013, at his residence in Walnut. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ripley Funeral Home.
Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home.
To view obituaries online and sign the guest book, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.
HAMILTON – R.C. Guined, 82, died Saturday, April 20, 2013, at his residence. He was born April 27, 1930, in Haleyville, Ala., to John T. Guined and Martha Elizabeth Harold. He had lived in Hamilton for the past five years. He was a veteran. He was a retired engineer for the railroad and a member of Fig Hill Church.
Services will be held in Anna, Ill. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of local arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Annetta Guined of Hamilton; daughter, Dinah Johnson (Bruce) of Hobert, Ind.; five sons, Gene Guined (Doris) of Laurel, Steve Guined (Dee) of Anna, Ill., Danny Guined (Laura) of Anna, Ill., Roger Guined (Mary) of Madisonville, Ky., and Stacy Guined (Courtney) of Hamilton; sister, Helen Price of Parkville, Mo.; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lillie Guined; his parents; and 22 siblings.
Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Fig Hill Church in Hamilton.
An online guest registry and condolences may be accessed at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
NETTLETON – Rebecca J. Young, 90, died Saturday, April 20, 2013, at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton.
Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Nettleton Presbyterian Church.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry and send condolences to www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
FULTON – Calip Barrett, 89, died Saturday, April 20, 2013, at his daughter’s home in Vina, Ala. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McNeese-Morris of Fulton.
TUPELO – Bobby Beane, 77, died Saturday, April 20, 2013, at his residence. He was a longtime resident of Tupelo, formerly of Plantersville. Arrangements are pending and will be announce at a later time by Holland Funeral Directors Tupelo Chapel.
COLUMBUS – Richard Glyn “Ricky” Wiygul, 56, died Friday, April 19, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Jan. 4, 1957, to the Rev. Glyn and Martha Wiygul. He graduated from Corinth High School and the University of Mississippi. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Columbus. He was self-employed with Wiygul Real Estate Co. He was an avid outdoorsman and great lover of nature. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Fulton United Methodist Church with friends of the ministry, the Rev. Phillip Box, Dr. Roy D. McAlilly, the Rev. B.F. Lee and the Rev. James Price officiating. Burial will be in Itawamba Memorial Gardens. McNeece-Morris Funeral Home of Fulton is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his children, Lauren Moore of Nashville, Dylan Moore of the Auburn University and Jordan Moore of the University of Southern Mississippi; his parents, the Rev. Glyn and Martha Wiygul, of Fulton; two brothers, Dr. Jay Wiygul of Columbus and Timothy Lee Wiygul (Sally) of Tupelo; and many special nieces, nephews, uncles, and aunts.
Honorary pallbearers will be Andy Greening, Ronnie Pittman, Tim Brooks, Scott Byars, Floyd Lowery, Bryant Wiygul, Dr. Brad Brown, Sam Bardwell, Rick Heyer, Barry Green, Bud Wiygul and the members of Ed Philips Supper Club.
Memorials may be made to the Itawamba Community College Foundation Scholarship Fund in honor of Glyn and Martha Wiygul, 602 West Hill St., Fulton, MS 38843.
Visitation is 10 a.m. until service time Monday at the church.
Online condolences may be shared at www.mcneecemorrisfuneralhome.com.
NEW ALBANY – Deborah Curry, 54, died Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Union County. Arrangements are incomplete and wil be announced later by United Funeral Service of New Albany.
WEST POINT – Jean Clardy, 58, passed away Friday, April 19, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Calvert Funeral Home.
TIPLERSVILLE – Billy Joe Skinner, 77, died Friday, April 19, 2013, at his home. He was born Nov. 23, 1935, to Earnest and Sallie Duncan Skinner. He was a lifetime member and deacon of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. He was a Master Mason with 32nd degree, member of Ripley Masonic Lodge No. 47, Scottish Rite and member of Woodman of the World. He was a farmer, retired from Blue Mountain College Maintenance Department, North Tippah School District as School Maintenance and Armour Packing Company in Memphis, Tenn. He was always a friend to everyone, always giving and enjoyed hunting. He will be dearly missed by everyone.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with Bro. Lyndale Davis and Bro Scott Hudson officiating. Burial will be in Church Cemetery. His body will be at the church by 2 p.m. today.
He is survived by one niece, Ann Skinner Bishop of Blue Mountain; one nephew, Larry Mitchell Skinner of Tupelo; special friend, Bernice Gaillard of Ripley; close immediate companions, Randy and Connie Walton of Walnut; and special friend, Andy Brotherton of Atlanta, Ga.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Berry Mitchell Skinner; and one nephew, William Lester Skinner.
Pallbearers will be Jacob Hopper, Mitchell Newby, Brandon Mills, Larry Wilbanks, Ronnie Childs and Dustin Waldon. Honorary pallbearers will be the Men’s Sunday School Class of Pleasant Hill Church, Senior Class Mates, Johnny Crouch and Dwight Brown.
To view obituaries online and sign the guest book, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.
NEW ALBANY – Stephen Vannoy Gray, 92, died Saturday, April 20, 2013, at his residence. He was born Aug. 21, 1921, in Union County to Stephen Biggs Gray and Emma Jones Gray. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps and was a member of the American Legion. He retired from Futorian Furniture and was a former meat market manager. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. He was a member of Glenfield Methodist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at United Funeral Service Chapel with Bro. Ricky Blythe and Bro. Paul Sizemore officiating. Burial will be in Glenfield Memorial Park.
He is survived by his wife, Liddie “Sis” Stroud Gray; daughter, Linda Pannell (Cliff), both of New Albany; three grandchildren, Stephen Pannell, Trent Pannell and Myra Pannell; and two great-grandchildren, Luke Pannell and Lauren Pannell.
American Legion Post 72 will provide military honors.
In honor of his service to his country, United Funeral Service will fly the U.S. Army flag during his visitation and funeral service.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
For online condolences and aguest registry, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.
RICHMOND COMMUNITY – Roger Dale Fields, 68, died Saturday, April 20, 2013, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Aug. 13, 1944, in Lee County to Wallace R. and Margarene Ellis Fields. He was a lifelong resident of the Richmond community. He retired from Krueger Metal Manufacturing as the shipping foreman after 28 years. He loved to fish and hunt and enjoyed riding his Kawasaki Mule and four-wheelers with his grandchildren. He was an avid car collector and story teller. He was also a 32nd degree Shriner and Master Mason of the Richmond Masonic Lodge No. 97. He was a member of the Richmond Baptist Church but he also attended the Richmond Pentecostal Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W. E. Pegues with the Rev. Ricky Pierce officiating. Masonic graveside services will be held at Andrew’s Chapel Cemetery immediately following funeral services.
Survivors include his wife of almost 50 years, Doris Fields of the Richmond community; two daughters, Amy Fields Caples (Jessie) and Susan Fields Loden (Ricky), both of the Evergreen community; one sister, Connie Fields of the Richmond community; six grandchildren, Chris and Kayla McMillen, Carson and Reid Loden and Matthew and Chase Caples, all of the Evergreen community.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and both sets of grandparents, Richard and Minnie Kelly Fields and Relmon and Eula Mae Presley Ellis.
Pallbearers will be Hayden Willis, Doyle Lofton, Keith Glissen, Terry Jones, Nat Collins and Joel Shumpert.
Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
TUPELO – Charles Finley Williams, 64, died Friday, April 19, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born June 5, 1948, in Calhoun City, son of Walter Finley Williams and Linda McDonald Williams. He was a member of Tupelo Freewill Baptist Church and long time member of Life Underwriters Association. He was a graduate of Calhoun City High School, Mississippi State University and served four years at Fort Brag, N.C., in the U.S. Army. He worked 30 years in the insurance industry as an agent and broker.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Beck Williams of Tupelo; daughter, Paige Shurden of Tupelo; son, Dustin Williams of Tupelo; and one grandchild, Madison Brandon.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Services are at 1 p.m. Monday at Tupelo Freewill Baptist Church with Bro. Terry Pierce officiating. Burial is at Pittsboro Cemetery in Pittsboro. Pryor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers are Tommy Abbney, Ken Hollis, Stan White, Danny Riley, John Hampton and Josh Kennedy.
In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Disabled American Veteran.
Online condolences can be left at Pryorfuneralhome.com.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Romer S. Carroll, 85, passed away Friday, April 19, 2013, at Hermitage Gardens Nursing Home in Southaven. She was born Nov. 3, 1927, in Clay County, to Myrtle Hodnett and Jesse G. Stafford. She was a customer service operator for NAPA of Memphis. She was of the Baptist faith. She married Charles Ernest Carroll Jr. July 10, 1943, in West Point and he preceded her in death on Aug. 22, 2011.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Palestine Cemetery in Montpelier. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Patsy Bailey (Jim) of Southaven; one daughter-in-law, Nancy Carroll of Millington, Tenn; five grandchildren, Kelly Copeland, Keith Carroll, David Carrroll, Tanya Bailey and Chris Bailey; 12 great-grandchildren; and one brother, J. J. “Buddy” Stafford of Greensboro, N.C.
She was preceded in death by her son, Charles Harold Carroll; and her brother, James David Stafford.
Pallbearers will be Chris Bailey, Jim Bailey, David Carroll and Keith Carroll.
Visitation is 12:45 p.m. until service time Monday at the graveside.
Friends may leave an online condolence at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.
VARDAMAN – Jason Bradley Holder, 36, died Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. He was born March 31, 1977, in Houston to Johnny Holder and Cathy Shinall Blackwelder.
He is survived by his father, Johnny (Beverly) Holder of Vardaman; mother, Cathy (Larry) Blackwelder of Pittsboro; sister, Michelle (Keith) Gaskin of Pittsboro; stepbrother, Allan (Carla) Blackwelder of Bruce; grandparents, Cecil and Lurlene Holder of Derma and Charles and Maxine Shinall of Pittsboro; three nieces, Kayla, Emily and Haley Gaskin; and two nephews, Hayden McCostlin and Bryce Blackwelder.
He was preceded in death by his aunt, Melba Jo Shinall; and two uncles, Timmy Holder and Charles Holder.
Services are at 2 p.m. today at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel in Calhoun City with the Rev. J.R. Eaton and the Rev. Michael Bishop. Burial is at Poplar Springs Cemetery in Vardaman.
Pallbearers are David Holder, Gene Holder, Neal Smith, James Gammill, Allan Blackwelder and Steve Shinall. Honorary pallbearers are the staff of North Mississippi Retardation Center.
Visitation is noon until service time today at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be left at Pryorfuneralhome.com.