Obituaries April 24, 2011

By NEMS Daily Journal

Gladys Lyles
HOLLY SPRINGS – Gladys Marie Lyles died April 22, 2011. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Holly Springs Funeral Home.

Sammie Rogers
RIPLEY – Sammie Lee Rogers, 95, died April 23, 2011, at Tippah County Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany.

L.C. Whitehead
ECRU – L.C. Whitehead, 86, died Friday, April 22, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. He was a member of Horton Memorial Baptist Church and a WWII Marine Corps Veteran. He retired after 30 years at Air Cap as a welder. He was an avid Ole Miss football fan, and he loved the Marine Corps and enjoyed reading.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with the Rev. Charles Stubblefield officiating. Burial will be in Ecru Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his two daughters, Rose Caples (Jerry) of Ecru and Diane Caples (Terry) of Shannon; one son, Jimmy Whitehead (Ivonne) of Ecru; one brother, Gerald Whitehead of Ecru; nine grandchildren, Brad Caples, Rodney Caples, Jeff Caples, Joseph Caples, Jeannie Fowler, Shannon Clifton, Joshua Adames, Hanna Lindamood and Adah McCord; 12 great-grandchildren; and one step great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Obe Whitehead and Lottie Moore Whitehead; his wife, Judy Hadaway Whitehead; a great-grandson, Spencer Fowler; two brothers, Rayburn and Johnny Whitehead; and two sisters, Ruby Horton and Pansy Baker.
Pallbearers will be Brad Caples, Rodney Caples, Stuart Caples, Cole Caples, Jeff Caples, Joe Caples and Ethan English.
Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Condolences may be offered at www.Browningpontotoc.com.

Gladys Jones
IUKA – Gladys H. Jones, 90, of Iuka, died Friday, April 22, 2011, at her home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from noon until service time today at the funeral home.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Dan Bennett
NEW ALBANY – Dan Allen Bennett, 71, died Saturday, April 23, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. He was born May 17, 1939, in Union County to Miles W. and Lee Earl “John” Little Bennett. He was the retired county road manager for Union County. He enjoyed gardening, tractor riding and NASCAR. He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church in New Albany.
Services will be at 11a.m. Monday at United Funeral Service with the Rev. Creighton White officiating. Burial will be in Vista Memorial Park in New Albany. United Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Vivian Cobb Bennett of New Albany; three daughters, Dr. Robin Bennett of New Albany, Dr. Traci Bennett of Memphis and Danilyn Bennett of New Albany; two sisters, LaDoska Bennett of New Albany and Deda Wallis (Jeff) of Rockvale, Tenn.; and one brother, Bob Bennett (Barbara) of Southaven.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Hugh Bennett.
Pallbearers will be Chris Bennett, Miles Wallis, Chris Hill, Jimmy Hill, Donald Grant, and Danny Jordan.
Honorary pallbearers will be Hubert Lynn Foley Jr. and Donald McNutt.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit unitedfuneralservice.com.

Mak Ford
SALTILLO – Makenzie “Mak” Ford, 18, of Saltillo, died Friday, April 22, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born March 31, 1993, to Kenneth and Becky Thomas Ford. He was a member of Tupelo Church of God and a senior at Saltillo High School. Mak was an honorary fire fighter with the Saltillo Fire Department.
Services will be at 11a.m. Monday at Gospel Lighthouse Pentecostal Church in Tishomingo with Bro. William Copeland and Bro. William H. Burcham officiating. Burial will be in Campbelltown Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his parents, Kenneth and Becky Ford of Saltillo; his grandparents, Billy and Brenda Ford of Wheeler and Aaron and Sandra Thomas of Tishomingo; and one sister, Haley Ford (fiancé, Matt Carpenter) of Saltillo.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today and until service time Monday at the church.
Condolences may be left at HYPERLINK “http://www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com” www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

April Stamper
MANTACHIE – April Marie Stamper, 17 , died Friday, April 22, 2011, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McNeece-Morris Funeral Home of Mantachie.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Fawn Grove Freewill Baptist Church in Mantachie.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of April, may be made to Fawn Grove Freewill Baptist Church, 1333 Fawn Grove Church Road, Mantachie, MS 38855.

John Warner
CALHOUN CITY – John Robert Warner, 83, died April 23, 2011, at Calhoun Health Services. He was born Feb. 18, 1928, in Big Creek. He was a member of Bruce First Baptist Church. He was a farmer, Calhoun County supervisor for 16 years, prison warden and an employee of Sunbelt Management Company and Safe Security.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Matthew White officiating and the Rev. Dwight Brown assisting. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Cemetery in Big Creek. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Sara Logan Warner of Calhoun City; two daughters, Johnette Wofford (Scotty) of Calhoun City and Brandy Warner of South Korea; two sons, Michael Warner (Carla) of Big Creek and John Robert Warner (Vicki) of Birmingham, Ala.; one stepdaughter, Amy Galloway of Tupelo; two stepsons, Andy Galloway of Houston, Texas and Ben Galloway (April) of Vardaman; two brothers, James Sidney Warner and David Warner of Big Creek; three grandsons, Jeremy Warner, Brent Warner and T.J. Wofford; three granddaughters, Catherine Jones, Candice Warner and Michelle Skinner; three step granddaughters, Ashley Deloch, Bella Ann Langley and Skyler Deloch; three step grandsons, Bradley Langley, Nicholas Deloch and Sean Galloway; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents: “A.V.” and Ruby Lee Carter Warner; his son, John Sidney Warner; his stepson, David Galloway; his stepdaughter, Lisa Galloway; his sister, Nell Dismuke; and his brother, A.V. Warner Jr.
Pallbearers will be Don Ward, Jerry Ward, Paul Ward, Bobby Weaver, Dr. Willie Wells and David White.
Honorary pallbearers will be Ben Galloway and Sean Galloway.
Condolences may be made online at www.parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com.

William Barnett
NEW ALBANY – William Henry Barnett, 84, died Friday, April 22, 2011, at Dogwood Plantation in New Albany. He was born Sept. 26, 1926, in Paris, Tenn., to Elton Clyde and Myrtle Clark Barnett. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II and a graduate of Memphis State University. He had been the physical distribution manager of Futorian, a former employee of Firestone and Dayton Tire and Rubber and the owner of North Haven Home and Garden. He was the former minister of New Albany Church of Nazarene.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at United Funeral Service with the Rev. Ronald Fry officiating. In honor of his service, United Funeral Service will fly the U.S. Army Flag during his visitation and service. Burial will be in Vista Memorial Park. United Funeral Service of New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his daughter, Maria Barnett King (Al) of Franklin, Tenn.; his son, William Stephen Barnett of Tupelo; four sisters, Betty Griffith of Memphis, Margaret Hodge of Tulsa, Okla., Barbara Fry of Barrie, Ontario and Rebecca Barnett of Memphis; and four grandchildren, Robert Barnett, Brock King, Andrew Barnett and Anna King.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife of 56 years, Louise Lovelace Barnett.
Pallbearers will be Robert Barnett, Brock King, Andrew Barnett and P.J. Doyle.
Honorary pallbearers are Michelle Walker and the staff of Dogwood Plantation and the staff of Amdedysis Hospice.
Visitation will be from 1:30 to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Virginia Keith
NETTLETON – Virginia Mask Keith, 84, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Saturday, April 23, 2011, at Community Hospice in Verona. She was born Aug. 3, 1926, in Pontotoc County to Lee Roy and Romie Mae Bobo Mask. She was a native of Monroe County, a retired seamstress and a member of Limestone Baptist Church. She enjoyed fishing, gardening, going to church and being with her family.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Nettleton with the Rev. Garry Carroll and the Rev. Danny Robbins officiating. Burial will be in Jones Chapel Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Nettleton is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include four daughters, Ruby Washington (Gerald) of Randolph, Carolyn Kimble, Marilyn Gray (Dale) and Deb Hester (Ronnie), all of Nettleton; one son, Kenneth Keith (Sarah) of Wren; two brothers, Travis Mask (Gaynell) of Richmond and Billy Wayne Mask (Joan) of Pontotoc; 10 grandchildren, Rev. Danny Washington, Kathy Riddle, Angie Lawson, Allyson Harlow, Tim Kimble, Lori Franks, Randy Gray, Traci Payne, Raven Hester and Haven Hester; 16 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie C. “Bill” Keith; her parents; two sisters, Ruby Wilson and Lucy Hill; four brothers, Hollis Mask, James Mask, Charles Mask and Willie Mask; one son-in-law, Jimmy Kimble; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be D.J. Washington, Matt Lawson, Cody Riddle, Jesse Washington, Timothy Kimble, Steven Payne, Randy Dale Gray, Tim Kimble, Cory Chaney and Danny Washington.
Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Limestone Baptist Church.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Communtiy Hospice, P.O. Box 1028, Verona, MS 38879.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry online at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
Billy Riley
NETTLETON – Billy Wayne Riley, 70, died Friday, April 22, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. He was born Dec. 19, 1940, in Itawamba County to Edgar Eugene and Irma Mae Black Riley. He was a native of Nettleton, a retired employee of Tombigbee Electric Power Association and a member of Cross Pointe Fellowship. He was a graduate of Nettleton High School, and he attended Itawamba Community College. He was an avid quail hunter, and he enjoyed watching sports. He was a member of the 1958 undefeated Nettleton High School Championship Football Team of the former Tombigbee Conference.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Cross Pointe Fellowship in Nettleton with the Rev. Tommy Ray Dabbs and Bro. Carroll Pettigrew officiating. Burial will be in New Chapel Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Nettleton is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, DeAnna Adkins (Billy) and Tina Young (David), both of Nettleton; two sons, Wes Riley (Amy) of Nettleton and Michael Riley (Brandi) of Pontotoc; four sisters, Martha Dove (Charles) of Tupelo, Kaye Cayson (Jimmy), Sharon Waddle (Benny Mack) and Gail Humble (Stevie), all of Nettleton; 11 grandchildren, Luke Adkins, Joseph Young, Jonathan Young, Elizabeth Riley, Mari Ann Young, Summer Riley, Will Riley, Maggie Riley, Brett Riley, Adam Adkins and Sam Riley; one great-grandson, Reed Young; the mother of his children, Gail Rogers Riley of Nettleton; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be his grandchildren.
Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the 1958 undefeated Nettleton High School Championship Football Team.
The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to services today.
Memorials may be made to Cross Pointe Fellowship, P.O. Box 350, Nettleton, MS 38858.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry online at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Rev. D.W. Jones Jr.
CAIRO – Rev. D.W. Jones Jr., 81, died Saturday, April 23, 2011, at home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home.
Paula Hester
PALMETTO – Paula Sue Sanders Hester, 61, died Friday, April 22, 2011, in Verona. She was born in Marion, Ill., on March 19, l950, to Paul Sanders and Ruth Shreve Sanders. She grew up in Easley, S.C., and moved to Tupelo in l964. She graduated from Tupelo High School in l968 and worked for Tupelo Manufacturing for years and H.M. Richards Furniture before becoming disabled. She was a Baptist. She enjoyed gardening and yard work, drawing and taking care of her grandchildren and her dogs.
Services will be held at 4 p.m. today at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Jimmy Henry officiating. Burial will be private. Holland Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her son, Brian Jones (Belinda) of Mooreville; her daughter, Alecia Jones of Palmetto; her stepchildren, Ronny and Ricky Hester and Reta Hester Curbow; her grandchildren, Andrew Pitts and Marisa Jones, Christopher Hester, Shawn Hester, Richey Hester, Chance Curbow, Peyton Curbow, Olivia Ratliff and Courtney McGee; her sister; Sharon Miller of Tupelo; her brother, Don Sanders (Pam) of Milford, Ohio; a niece, Kim Miller of Tupelo; and her special friends, J.B. Monaghan of Amory and Margaret Pannell of Tupelo.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John Thomas “Bud” Hester in 2006; and a stepson, Randy Hester.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons and Matthew Jones.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until service time today, all at the Tupelo Chapel.
Condolences may be e mailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Carrie Burcham
BOONEVILLE – Carrie Dawn Burcham, three month-old daughter of Joseph Franklin Burcham Jr. and Skye Nicole Wasson Burcham, died Friday, April 22, 2011, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Booneville Funeral Home.

Paul Broom
OKOLONA – Paul T. Broom died Saturday, April 23, 2011, at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Marvin Ozbirn
VINA, Ala. – Marvin Loyd Ozbirn, 62, died Friday, April 22, 2011, in Franklin County, Ala.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay. Burial will be in Holly Springs Cemetery in Atwood, Ala. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mary Copelin
ABERDEEN – Mary Alice Copelin, 80, died Saturday, April 23, 2011, at Pioneer Community Hospital in Aberdeen. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen.

Matthew Newton
EUPORA – Matthew Newton, 22, of Eupora, died Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Wise Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora. Burial will in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in Choctaw County. Wise Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.