Obituaries April 24, 2009

Jesse Taylor
CEDAR BLUFF – Jesse Lloyd Taylor, 83, died Wednesday, April 22, 2009, at the University Medical Center in Jackson. He was born Jan. 16, 1926, in Fulton. He was a self-employed painting contractor and a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Columbus. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He married Mary Alice Lawson on Oct. 23, 1944, in Columbus.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel in West Point with Minister Tommy Lawson officiating. Burial will follow in Columbus Memorial Garden Cemetery in Columbus.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Alice Lawson Taylor of Cedar Bluff; two daughters, Elizabeth Carol Fisher of Mission Viejo, Calif., and Cheryl Lucille Tittle of Cedar Bluff; two sons, Henry Taylor of Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Frank Taylor of Yucaipa, Calif.; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jessie Lucille Price and Arthur Floyd Taylor; his stepfather, Henry August Fromm; and a daughter, Mary Joyce Miller.
Pallbearers will be Christopher Armstrong, Matthew Armstrong, Henry Taylor, Frank Taylor, Carol Fisher and Billy Price.
Visitation will be from noon to service time Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Disabled Veterans of America, 164 Harris Drive, Columbus, MS 39705.

Geneva Hobson
HOULKA – Geneva Hobson, 93, died Wednesday, April 22, 2009, at her residence in Houlka. She was born in Chickasaw County to Frank and Millie Reynolds. She was a member of Thompson Chapel CME Church, where she served in the choir, on the mission and as a trustee. She was a member of the Senior Citizen Committee. She loved to dress up and wear matching hats and had a fondness for children. She was the widow of Bill Hobson.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Thompson Chapel CME Church. The Rev. Charles Shack will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in East County Line Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two brothers-in-law, Eliga (Catherine) Hobson of Houlka and Wilbert Hobson of Kansas City, Kan.; one sister-in-law, Gertrude Hobson of Philadelphia, Pa.
Visitation will be from noon until 3:30 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 4:30 to 7 p.m. today at the church.

Thelma Creely
AMORY – Thelma Mary Scott Creely, 101, died Wednesday, April 22, 2009, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. She was born June 22, 1907, in Monroe County to George and Margaret Florence Fuqua Scott. She lived in Monroe County most of her life. She married George Preston Creely in 1927. Widowed at a young age, she worked hard raising her children and providing much love and support for her family throughout her life. She worked well in to her eighties as an accomplished sales person employed in several shops on Main Street in Amory. During World War II she was a supervisor at Gulf Ordinance Plant in Prairie, making rockets and various artillery. She loved people and enjoyed life. Her great love of vegetable gardening served her well in raising her family. An accomplished seamstress, she also enjoyed flower gardening and many kinds of needlework.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with the Revs. Allen Simpson, Jimmy McFatter, Hopson Boutot, Jack Maroon and Michael Boutot officiating. Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery in Monroe County.
Survivors include her two sons, Charles Preston Creely (Mary) of Amory and Gerald Scott Creely of Greenwood; her daughter, Mary Nell Creely Dorris of Amory; nine grandchildren, Dave Dorris, Scott Dorris, Pamela Dorris Hill, Carol Dorris Boutot, Mike Creely, Charlotte Creely, Van Creely, Roger Creely and Patty Creely Moore; 22 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, George Thomas Creely; infant daughter, Martha Etoile Creely; one grandson, Carl Thomas Creely; one great-grandson, Adrien Boutot; three brothers, Clyde, Newbell and Ollie Scott; three sisters, Clara Scott Reeves, Sally Scott Reeves and Myrtle Scott Posey; and one son-in-law, Hopson Dorris.
Pallbearers will be Dave and Scott Dorris, Mike and Van Creely, Roger Creely and Michael Boutot. Honorary pallbearers will be the volunteers from First Friends Senior Respite of Amory.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. and will continue until service time Saturday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to First Friends, P.O. Box 117, Amory MS 38821.

Lunce Seals
PLANTERSVILLE – Lunce “Mr. Tobe” Seals died Saturday, April 18, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. He was a former part-time bus driver for the Lee County School System and a retired farmer. He was a member of New Chapel United Methodist Church. Devoted to his family and friends, he loved watching sports on T.V.
Services will be at noon Saturday at New Chapel United Methodist Church in Plantersville. The Rev. Glen Parks will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery in Plantersville. Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Maria Seals of the home; four children; Oneal Riley (Nobi) of Tupelo, Lisa Seals and Linda Seals, both of Plantersville, and Mark Seals of Verona; one stepdaughter, Earie Hill of Tupelo; two stepsons, Ray Dale Shack and Rev. Carl Shack (Catherine) of Nettleton; one sister, Susie Pearl Seals of Tupelo; one daughter-in-law, Jennifer Seals of Verona; four sisters-in-law, Sarah Partlow (K.C.), Myrtle Seals, Sadie Brown and Queen Hill; two brothers-in-law, Jerry Brackett and Preston Brackett of Verona; a special friend, Ben Hayden of Plantersville; seven grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren, three great-grandchildren, five stepgreat-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Nelson Seals and Callie McGaughy Seals; one sister, Clemmie Seals; and four brothers, Pruitt Seals, Archie Seals, Johnnie Seals and Hugh R. Seals.
Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. today at the J.W. Porter Chapel with a family hour from 6 to 7 p.m. today. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service time Saturday.
Online condolences can be made at www.grayson-portersmortuary.com.

Ralph Minga
CHATTANOOGA – Ralph Minga, 89, died Wednesday, April 22, 2009, at Park Ridge Hospital in Chattanooga, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pickle Funeral Home of Smithville. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Elsie Parker
BRUCE – Elsie Cook Parker, 85, died Monday, April 20, 2009, at her residence in Bruce. She was born in Chickasaw County to Vass and Ella Cook. She was a member of West Grove M.B. Church in Houlka, where she served on the Home Committee. She loved to cook, watch T.V., listen to gospel music, and eat fish and watermelon. She was the widow of Willie Parker.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at West Grove M.B. Church in Houlka. The Rev. Clinton Knox will officiate. Burial will be in East County Line Cemetery in Houlka. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Varie (Charles) Bailey and Judy Parker, all of Bruce; four sons, Willie David Parker, Timmie (Shenetha) Parker and Edward (Carolyn) Parker, all of Bruce, and Wade (Lynn) Parker of Coffeeville; a granddaughter she raised as a daughter, Unque Parker of Bruce; three sisters, Jennie Cook and Doretha Crowley, both of Nashville, Tenn., and Sue Craighead of Chicago; 15 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from noon to 5 p.m. today with family present from 5 to 6:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ryne Wilhite
NEW ALBANY – Ryne Keith Wilhite, 19, died Tuesday, April 21, 2009, as the result of an automobile accident in Chilton County, Ala. He was born Aug. 26, 1989, in Tupelo. He was a graduate of New Albany High School, where he played football. He also was on the football team at Northeast Mississippi Community College and currently on the football team at Faulkner University. He was very active in the Baptist Student Union . He was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church in New Albany.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Hillcrest Baptist Church in New Albany. Burial will be in the Martin Cemetery. United Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his mother, Nyla Davis Jumper of Booneville (fiancé, Ben Shappley of Ripley); his father, Ronnie Wilhite, and stepmother, Holly Wilhite, of New Albany; a half sister, Alexandria Wilhite of New Albany; two stepsisters, Hope Jumper Barkley and Halley Jumper Kirkman, both of Ripley; two half brothers, Cooper Wilhite of New Albany and Colt Jumper of Booneville; one stepbrother, Cassidy Jumper of Booneville; his grandparents, J.R. and Freida Davis of Walnut, and Boyd and Helen Wilhite of New Albany; his stepgrandparents, Betty and Lance Phillips of New Albany; his great-grandparents, Lucille Mayo of New Albany, Wilma Davis of Walnut, and Holland and Jane Jumper of Ripley; his aunts, Rhonda and Kenny Dowdy, Sonya and Joey Devers, and Ashley and Jason Harrelson; his uncles, Kerry and Sonjie Davis, and Lance Jr. and Shai Phillips; his cousins, Tyler Dowdy, Kristen Devers, Carrie Davis, Wesley Davis and Jaxxon Harrelson.
He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Dale Jumper.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Homer Marble
PRAIRIE – Homer Lee Marble, 44, died Friday, April 17, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Feb. 28, 1965, to Phenella Robertson Marble and the late Lee Dale Marble. He was a 1984 graduate of West Clay County High School and a member of Pleasant Plain M.B. Church. He really loved serving on the Usher Board at his church, raising chickens and turkeys, and riding his four-wheeler.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Pleasant Plain M.B. Church with the Rev. Michael McGaha officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Williams Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his mother, Phenella Marble of Prairie; his brother, Rommie (Daneil) Marble of West Point; his grandfather, Floyd Robertson of West Point; and several aunts and uncles.
Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Addie Alexis
EUPORA – Addie Kershenstine Alexis, 70, died Monday, April 20, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Oct. 28, 1938, in New Orleans. She was the office manager for Kershenstine Beef Jerky in Eupora. She was a member of St. John Catholic Church in Eupora.
The family will have a memorial service at a later date. Wise Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Albert Alexis of Eupora; one daughter, Leigh (Steve) Bishop of Houston, Texas; one son, Lance (Pamela) Alexis of Sylva, N.C.; one sister, Romayne Jenks of Texas; two brothers, Tim (Jackie) Kershenstine of Texas and Jeri (Anita) Jershenstine of Louisiana; grandchildren, Lawrence Alexis and Annabelle Alexis, both of Sylva, N.C., Colin Bishop, Cosette Bishop and Christian Bishop, all of Houston, Texas.

Walter Mosley
TUPELO – Walter James “MoLee” Mosley, 53, died Tuesday, April 21, 2009, at his home. He was born Oct. 17, 1955, in Noxubee County. He was a member of Oakland M.B. Church in Crawford. After relocating to Tupelo, he joined Springhill M.B. Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Springhill M.B. Church with the Rev. Gary Long Sr. and the Rev. Willie Ervin officiating. Burial will be in the Prairie Grove Cemetery in Brooksville. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Verona is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his mother, Mattie Mosley of Tupelo; one son, Reginald Watkins of Tupelo; one sister, Ammie White of Tupelo; one brother, King Willie Mosley of Tupelo; two nieces, Mattie (John) Roberts and April White of Tupelo; one nephew and his caregiver, Cedric White of Tupelo; four grandchildren, Raymond Lamont Ward, Christopher DeSean Watkins, Jasmine Brooke Watkins and Desmond Blake Watkins; two stepgrandchildren, Darion High and Davion High.
He was preceded in death by his father, Sam Mosley.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the church. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service time Saturday.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry at www.agnewandsons.com.

Eunice Williams
PONTOTOC – Eunice L. Williams, 82, died Tuesday, April 21, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born in Oxford to William Henry Lucas Sr. and Christine Mathis. She was a member of Naylor Chapel CME Church, where she was secretary, Sunday School teacher, missionary and stewardess. She was a graduate of Oxford Training School in Oxford and Mississippi Industrial College in Holly Springs. She received her master’s degree from the University of Mississippi. She was a Girl Scout leader and 4-H Club leader. She taught in the Pontotoc School System for over 40 years. She was an Avon salesman and a greeter at Walmart in Pontotoc. She loved to sew, draw, play the piano, and share and visit with family and friends.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Naylor Chapel CME Church. The Rev. Dr. J.Y. Trice will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in Pontotoc City Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Ronald (Rochell) Williams of Tupelo; four grandchildren, Shannon Rayford of Regal Park, N.Y., Chrishon (Christopher) Washington of Pontotoc, Charonda (Vernon) Phifer of Long Beach, Calif., and Casey Williams of Tupelo; and two greatgrandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one son. Willie “Billy” Williams.
Visitation will be from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday with family present from 6 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Susie Taylor
IUKA – Crystal Sue Taylor, 51, died Wednesday, April 22, 2009, at her home. She was a Pentecostal and a waitress. She loved her family and friends, and enjoyed watching baseball, being the life of the party, and spending time with her grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories in Corinth. Bro. Jason Pellizzer will officiate, and the Rev. Allen Milam will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in Poplar Springs Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Joe Miller (Connie) of Corinth; one daughter, Melinda Richards (friend, Berto Benitez) of Corinth; nine grandchildren, Hailey Carmack, Starlette Miller, Erika Carmack, Austin Carmack, Skyler Miller, Jr. Benitez, Isiah Benetiz, Constantine Benitez and Martien Benitez; one brother, Roger Taylor (Margaret) of Iuka; seven sisters, Diane King (George) of Chicago, Delores Czemia of Iuka, Linda Capps (Lenny) of Iuka, Dixie Rowe (Gar) of Corinth, Vivian Holliman of Pickwick, Tenn., Bonnie Patrick (Hershel) of Corinth and Teresa Bullington (Keith) of Cleveland, Tenn.; her companion, Bruce Seibert of Iuka; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Phillip Gray Taylor; her mother, Freda Wagner Taylor; a brother, Phillip Taylor; and two sisters, Starlette Taylor and Freda Taylor.
Pallbearers will be Raymond Petrey, Roger Wilson, Richard Taylor, Berto Benitez, Bruce Seibert and Daniel Swindoll.
Honorary pallbearers will be Austin Carmack, Skyler Miller and Jr. Benitez.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from noon to service time Saturday at the funeral home.

Willie L. Meachum
PONTOTOC – Willie Leona Hokey Meachum, 89, died Monday, April 20, 2009, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born in Blue Mountain to Settle and Sarah Hokey. She worked as a cook at Blue Mountain College and at Lane College in Jackson, Tenn. She was a member of New Resident M.B. Church. She loved gardening, fishing, cooking, writing and singing songs.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Good Shepherd Church of God in Christ in Pontotoc. Elder Robert Fleming Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in Pontotoc City Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 63 years John D. Meachum of Pontotoc; two daughters, Gracie Brown (Charles) of Pontotoc and Linda Goree (Carl) of Tupelo; one son, John Meachum (Mary) of Pontotoc; 13 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from noon to 7 p.m. today with family present from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Doris Lantrip
MADISON – Doris Nadine “Widgie” Williams Lantrip, 82, formerly of Waynesboro, died Thursday, April 23, 2009, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. She was born Oct. 9, 1926, in Independence, Mo., to Margaret and Irby Williams. She spent her early childhood in Kansas City, Mo. She graduated from high school in Clarksville, Tenn., in 1944, and attended Austin Peay University for two years. She married Jimmy Lantrip on Feb. 26, 1949. She lived in Aberdeen, Jackson, Yazoo City, Waynesboro, Memphis and Clarksville, Tenn. Her final residence was at St. Catherine’s Village in Madison. She held various jobs, the last being a greeter at Walmart. She was a member of First United Methodist Church. She enjoyed acting in Waynesboro Little Theatre productions.
Services will be at noon Saturday at Freeman Funeral Home in Waynesboro. Burial will be at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Masonic Cemetery in Amory.
Survivors include one daughter, Jan Lantrip Cambre (John) of Gautier; three sons, Eric Lantrip (Roxann) and Bryan Stacy Lantrip (Connie), all of Brandon, and Kevin Lantrip (Tandi Jo) of Woodbridge, Va.; her grandchildren, Nathan Lantrip of Brandon, Drew Lantrip (Jen) of Florence, Italy, Matthew Lantrip (Sue), Destin, FL, and Jackson Lantrip, Benjamin Lantrip and Olivia Lantrip, all of Brandon; three stepgrandchildren, Erin Halford, Amy Halford and Haley Halford, all of Brandon.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James “Jimmy” Milam Lantrip.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Jeanette Austin
BUCKHORN – Jeanette Purdon Austin, 76, died Wednesday, April 22, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was an active member of Buckhorn Church of Christ. She loved spending time with her family and great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Tutor Memorial Chapel of Pontotoc with Bro. Tommy Thornhill officiating. Burial will be in Buckhorn Cemetery.
Survivors include her grandchildren, Heather Austin Herring (Rony), Brandi Austin (Wes) and Jerry Russell “J.R.” Austin Jr. (Kayla); great-grandchildren, Saylor and Baylor Fallin, and Haley Herring; a sister, Jimmie Crawson (Earl); two brothers, Joe Purdon (Maurice) and Russell Purdon; and a sister-in-law, Mary Jo Purdon.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harrison and Wordie Purdon; her husband, Robert Russell Austin; a son, Jerry Russell Austin Sr.; a brother, Bobby Purdon; and a great-granddaughter, Cassie Fallin.
Pallbearers will be Rony Herring, Kevin Purdon, Jerry (Jay) Purdon, Joe Dodson, Matt Jaggers and Matt Waldrop. Honorary pallbearers will be Baylor Fallin, Mike Crawson and Wesley Swan.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. today.

Phyllis Conklin
AMORY – Phyllis Annette Sims Conklin, 48, died Thursday, April 23, 2009, at the West Point Community Living Center after a short illness. She was born July 2, 1960, in Houston, Texas. She lived in Houston, Texas, Bull Head City, Ariz., and in Amory for two years. She married Daniel Conklin II in 2005. She worked as the store manager for Dollar General in Okolona. She was Baptist. She enjoyed cooking and playing on the computer.
Visitation and memorial service will be announced at a later date. Pickle Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Daniel Conklin II of Amory; her mother, Louise Sims of Becker; one son, Jason Matthew Costley (Amanda) of Alameda, Calif.; two daughters, Crystal Ann Bass (Len) and Stephanie Angela Lawrence (Derick), both of Houston, Texas; one sister, Bobbie Candler (Steve) of Frindsworth, Texas; five grandchildren, Kourtney Lawrence, Nathaniel Lawrence, Skylor Bass, Ian Bass and Jarek Costley; nieces and nephews, Kira Sims, Amanda and Rachel Candler, and Michael Sims; and her mother-in-law, Donna Winemiller (Eddie) of Las Vegas, Nev.
She was preceded in death by her father, Tildon Sims, and one brother, John Douglas Sims.
Memorials may be made to the River Bend Baptist Church, 50363 Old Hwy 25 S., Aberdeen, MS 39730.
Tasha Taliaferro
HOLLY SPRINGS – Tasha LaTricia Taliaferro, 37, formerly of Aurora, Ill., died Monday, April 20, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Strawberry M.B. Church in Holly Springs with Apostle Benjamin L. Smith Sr. officiating. Burial will be in Cottrell Memorial Garden in Holly Springs. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her mother, Kathy Taliaferro-Neal of Memphis; three children, Jeremy Neal of Pensacola, Fla., Jonathan Taliaferro and Armani Taliaferro, both of Holly Springs; two grandchildren, Justin Neal of Memphis and Zyorina Neal of Pensacola; a brother, James Corey Griffin of Memphis; her grandmother, Voorhies Griffin of Los Angeles.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from 10 to 10:55 a.m. Saturday.

Robert Cowley
ATHENS, Ala. – Robert Harold Cowley died Wednesday, April 22, 2009, at the Floyd E. “Tut” Veterans Home. He was born Oct. 25, 1930, in Saltillo. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean conflict. He was a retired electrician and a member of Blackburn Road Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Spry Funeral Home Chapel in Athens, Ala., with the Rev. Greg Patrick officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Cowley of Athens, Ala.; three sons, Harold Cowley of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and David Cowley and Randall Cowley, both of Saltillo; one daughter, Iris Cummins of Corinth; three stepsons, Dwight Schrimsher of Athens, Ala., Paul Schrimsher of Harvest, Ala., and Keith Schrimsher of Goodsprings, Ala.; one stepdaughter, Tammy Howell of Athens, Ala.; one sister, Juanita Waters of Saltillo; 16 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Mary Cowley, and a daughter, Jean Cowley.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of Blackburn Road Baptist Church.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today.

Richard Dixon
EUPORA – Richard Allen Dixon, 55, died Wednesday, April 22, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born June 10, 1953, in Eupora. He was a maintenance technician and a member of Bradford Chapel Baptist Church in Webster County.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jon Haimes officiating. Burial will be in Bradford Chapel Cemetery in Webster County.
Survivors include his wife, Judy Berryhill Dixon of Eupora; his mother, Mary Lou Dixon of Eupora; one daughter, Kim Dixon Kelley of Eupora; two sons, Richard Scott Dixon and Brent Allen Dixon, both of Eupora; one sister, Nita Bland of Baldwyn; one brother, Oliver Dixon of Eupora; and three grandchildren, Savannah Ellis, Alex Ellis and Sadie Kelley, all of Eupora.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mary Lou McKinney
HOUSTON – Mary Lou McKinney, 81, died Saturday, April 18, 2009, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born June 13, 1927, in Vardaman.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Midway Missionary Baptist Church in Vardaman with the Rev. Willie B. Lairy officiating. Burial will follow in the Midway Cemetery. Carter’s Mortuary Services of West Point will be in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Bueford McKinney of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Willie McKinney of Endfield, Conn.; three daughters, Alma Wilder of Fort Wayne, Ind., Josephine Myles of Collierville, Tenn., and Ethel Jones of Houston; four brothers, Bobby McKinney of Fort Wayne, Ind., Elbert McKinney of Saginaw, Mich., James Al McKinney and Charles McKinney, both of Fort Wayne, Ind.; 21 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie J. Lynn McKinney; her parents, Elbert McKinney Sr. and Ella Mae Glaspie McKinney; two sons, James McKinney and Larry McKinney; three sisters, Clytee McKinney, Fairy McKinney and Claudia McKinney; and two brothers, Ester Lee McKinney and Willie Eugene McKinney.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the church.

Carol Holley
MEMPHIS – Carol McCary Holley died Tuesday, April 14, 2009, after a long illness. She was born in Booneville to J.C. and Corrie Mae McCary. She graduated from Baldwyn High School and Draughton Business College. She worked as a secretary at Columbus Air Force Base and the University of Memphis. She was a member of Eudora Baptist Church, where she was a Bible School teacher, WMU treasurer and Lord’s Supper Committee member. She also enjoyed needlework, cats, music, flowers, singing and performing at the Mid-South Fair, where she won numerous awards as a stand-up comedian. She was active in the McWherter Senior Citizen Center.
Graveside services will be at noon today at Memorial Park Cemetery East in Memphis with Bro. Mark Branson officiating.
Survivors include a daughter, Betty Thompson (Ron) of Somerville, Tenn.; a sister, Sarah Jane “Tootsie” Morris of Baldwyn; a brother, A.D. “Bud” McCary of Natchez; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, K. Jack Holley; her parents; and brothers, William and James McCary.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Gideons, Memphis Union Mission, Eudora Baptist Church or the First Baptist Church of Whiteville, Tenn.

Joseph Gadbaw
BELMONT – Joseph Adam Gadbaw, 14, died Monday, April 20, 2009.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Ludlam Funeral Home in Iuka with Bro. Steve Finley officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Creek Cemetery in Red Bay, Ala.
Survivors include his mother, Kristy and Tim Flanagan of Belmont; his father, Steven Gadbaw of Belmont; his grandparents, William and Linda Luttrell of Golden, Amos Flanaga of Iuka, Marvin Gadbaw of Chicago and Tina Hayes of Iuka; four brothers, Cody (Courtany) of Washington D.C., Peter Luttrell of Belmont, Daniel Flanagan of Russellville, Ala., and Joshua Gadbaw of Belmont; two sisters, Brittany Flanagan of Russellville, Ala., and Jessica Gadbaw of Belmont; two nephews, Jake and Maddox Flanagan of Washington D.C.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Trudy Flanagan.
Pallbearers will be Cody Flanagan, Daniel Flanagan, Peter Luttrell, Andrew Gadbaw, Jonathan Gadbaw, James Gadbaw and Michael Gadbaw. Joshua Gadbaw will be an honorary pallbearer.

Jerushia Stone
ABERDEEN – Jerushia K. Stone, 82, died Friday, April 17, 2009, at the Courtyard Nursing Facility in Fulton. She was born Sept. 23, 1926, in Fulton. She was a lifelong member of St. Matthew M.B. Church, where she was active as the announcing clerk, choir member, Sunday School secretary and assistant church secretary. She was an employee of Cooper’s Cleaners for 62 years. She loved fishing and working with flowers.
Services were Wednesday, April 22, at St. Matthew M.B. Church in Fulton with the Rev. J.C. Humphrey officiating. Burial was in Shiloh Community Cemetery. Westbrooks Funeral Home of Aberdeen was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Rev. Larry M. Stone (Angela); five grandchildren, Mitchell R. Stone (Porschia), Marcus S. Stone (Tamika), Adrian Howard (Cherette), Rebecca Daniel and Shangela Dabbs (Stanley); eight great-grandchildren, Camren, Zae, Omarion, Markayla, Genise, Madison, Trinity and Brieyonna; three sisters, Mildred Gladney (Oneal) of Detroit, Mich., Lydia Beasley of Bolivar, Tenn., and Yvonne Holley (Willie) of Fulton; one brother, Fred N. Stone (Peggy) of Dallas, Texas; a host of nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Mary A. Lawhorn.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank Nez and Gertrude Stone; a sister, Flora Gates; and a brother, Hansford Stone.

Robert Malone
MACON – Robert Charles “R.C.” Malone, 77, died Thursday, April 16, 2009, at the University Medical Center in Jackson. He was a retired employee of Bryan’s after 21 years. He was a member of Hopewell M.B. Church.
Services were Tuesday, April 21, at Hopewell M.B. Church in Brooksville. The Rev. George Cain officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery. Westbrooks Funeral Home of Aberdeen was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Fannie Lewis Malone of West Point; two sons, James Malone (Shirley) of Columbus and Ed Malone of Macon; four stepsons, Michael Lewis (Jan), Matthew Lewis (Dianna), Robert Lewis (Rena) and Warren Lewis (Mel); four daughters, Dorothy Hearn (Lynell), Linda Robinson (Cozene), Glenda Harlan and Ann Orr; stepdaughters, Joann Petty and Michelle (Bobby) Garth; three brothers, Rev. James Malone (Bessie), Jessie Malone and Charlie Malone (Mary Ann); 30 grandsons, 28 great-grandsons; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by a son, Robert Earl Malone, and a grandson, Bobby McCloud.

Charles Pegues
PEORIA, Ill. – Charles “Charlie Davis” Pegues, 73, died Sunday, April 19, 2009, at his home in Peoria, Ill. He was a former resident of New Albany and a member of Union Grove M.B. Church. He moved to Peoria in 1960.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Beaver Dam M.B. Church with the Rev. Lawrence McKinzie officiating. Burial will be in Mosley Chapel Cemetery. Beasley Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his mother, Sarah Pegues Harris of New Albany; his children of various places; one sister, Diane Sanders of New Albany; two special friends, Joe Mosley of Peoria, Ill., and Ralph Mosley of New Albany.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service time Saturday.

Roosevelt Jones
ABERDEEN – Roosevelt Jones, 77, died Thursday, April 16, 2009, at his home. He was retired from Bryan Brothers after 26 years. He was a member of Greater Ebernezer M.B. Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Greater Ebernezer M.B. Church with Pastor Kelvin Brownlee officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Westbrooks Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Jones; five sons, Roosevelt Jones Jr. (Doris Ann) of Okolona, Odell Jones (Rose Mary) of Fort Riley, Kan., Willie Joe Jones (Lisa), Richard Jones (Shirley) and Michael Jones of Aberdeen; eight daughters, Flora Blanchard of Birmingham, Bobbie Moore (Barry) of Prairie, and Rosetta Pulliam, Mary Townsend (Arvester), Lillie Jones, Hattie Middlebrook (Willie), Alice Ewing (Christopher) and Cotina Jones, all of Aberdeen; two brothers, Cleveland Jones (Kate) of West Point and Joe Louis Jones of Aberdeen; four sisters, Christine Franklin, Vampdell Quinn (Rush), Bessie Evans and Dorothy Jones, all of Aberdeen; a special nephew, Michael Jones; 34 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time.

Lou Ollie Hood
AMORY – Lou Ollie Mae Hood, 90, died Wednesday, April 22, 2009, at the Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. She was born May 30, 1918, in Monroe County. She married Roy Lamar Hood in 1935; he died in 1991. She worked as a seamstress for Wilson’s Mfg. and Amory Garment Co. She worked at Golden Living Center and volunteered at Gilmore Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the Cason Baptist Church, where she was active in the Golden Believers and the WMU. She enjoyed gardening and music.
Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with Bro. Jim Manley, Bro. Tommy Whaley and Bro. Shane Crawford officiating. Burial will be in the Old Union Cemetery near Cason.
Survivors include four sons, Roy Lamar Hood Jr. (Linda), Billy R. Hood (Ann Carter), Jerry W. Hood and Hershel D. Hood (Ann Oliver), all of Amory; one daughter, Judy Hood Holman (Melvin R.) of Amory; one sister, Bessie Adams Sloan of Nettleton; one sister-in-law, Bertha Adams of Nettleton; 14 grandchildren, Pamela Hood, Tammy Galvan, Randy Hood, Danielle Hood, Lance Hood, Michael Hood, Ricky Hood, Ronnie Hood, Greg Hood, Andy Hood, Chris Francis, Jay Holman, Susan Prochazka and Kat Mastrangelo; 24 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Peggy Washington.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William Shipman and Janie Moore Adams; her husband; four brothers, Joe, James, Ed and Charles Adams; four sisters, Clemmie, Mary, Myrtle and Nannie Mae Adams; one grandson, Anthony Hood; one granddaughter, Barbara Jean Hood; one great-grandson, Camden Hood; and two stepgranddaughters, Julie Holman Berry and Karen Holman Pope.
Pallbearers will be Taft Alford, Lance Hood, Ricky Hood, Ronnie Hood, Michael Hood, Andy Hood, Chris Francis and Jay Holman.
Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. today and will continue until service time Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Camden Hood Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Cadence Bank, 110 N. 3rd St. Amory, MS 38821.

Lucy Stanford
RIPLEY – Lucy White Stanford, 107, died Thursday, April 23, 2009, at the Tippah County Hospital Nursing Home in Ripley. She was a homemaker and a member of Ebenezer Presbyterian Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Bro. Ray Lovelady officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery in Dumas.
Survivors include four daughters, Wilma Henry and Ruth Richardson, both of Memphis, Nell Baker (J.D.) of New Albany and Allie B. Bevell of Bartlett, Tenn.; two sons, William Earl Stanford (Josephine) of Bolivar, Tenn., and Terry Wayne Stanford (Doann) of Saulsbury, Tenn.; 23 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, 23 great-great-grandchildren, one great-great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Terry Stanford; her parents, Jim and Ellen Mayo White; and six sisters and two brothers.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 7 a.m. to service time Saturday.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.

 

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