Obituaries April 25, 2010

By NEMS360.com

Mae Boatner, Myrtle
Cora Carroll, Ashland
Lovice Christian, Baldwyn
Lester Clayton, West Point
Johnny Clemons, Vardaman
Archie Franks, Mantachie
Truman Gates, Ripley
Ann Green, Booneville
Thomas Hardin, Mooreville
Herbert Henson, Red Bay
Jennifer Hood, Franklin, N.C.
Vida Hudson, Tupelo
Wyatt Hutcheson, Guntown
Dessie Johnson, Fulton
Dorothy Johnson, Ripley
Becky Mitchell, Eupora
Gary Parker, New Albany
Jerry Pettigrew Sr., Union
Hollis Price Jr., Aberdeen
Janet Ross, Fulton
Phillip Sewell, Ecru
Russel Sheffield, Tupelo
Gary Sullivan, Nettleton
Johnny Vines, Aberdeen
Orville Wilson, Old Union
Herchel Windham, Ripley

Cora Carroll
ASHLAND – Cora Estelle Hardy Watson Carroll, 85, died Friday, April 23, 2010, at the Golden Living Center in Ripley. She was the former owner and operator of Dairy Dip Restaurant in Memphis. Her passion in life was spending time and loving her family members, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of Ellendale Baptist Church of Bartlett. She was born Nov. 22, 1924, in Hales Point, Tenn. to James Claud Sr. and Wilhela “Willie” Sutton Hardy.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with the Rev. Wade Crum officiating. Burial will be in Ashland City Cemetery in Ashland. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Margaret Ann White (Eddie) of Ripley and Polly Ann Fitch (Bo) of Picwick; one son, James W. Watson; two sisters, Lois D. Wright of Frazier and Wilhela Joyce Avery (Jim) of Millington; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Harmon D. Watson (married from Oct. 12, 1940, until Jan. 15, 1985); her second husband, Uly Carroll (married from May 1, 1989, until Nov. 12, 2001); five sisters, Sadie Lee Miller, Mary Willice Weaver, Verlie Claudine Haynes, Mildred Ella Arwood and Gertie Lucille Matthews; and three brothers, William Curtis Hardy, Lloyd C. Hardy and James Claud Hardy Jr.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 7 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.
To view and sign online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.

Dorothy Johnson
RIPLEY – Dorothy J. Johnson, 54, died April 22, 2010, at the Golden Living Center in Ripley. She was a certified nurse assistant. She was a member and an usher at St. John MB Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. John MB Church in Ripley with Pastor G.T. Thompson officiating. Burial will be in St. John MB Church Cemetery. Foster & Son Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Thomas L. Johnson of New Albany; two daughters, Audrey Clemmer and Quiana Pittman, both of Ripley; two sons, Carlos “Bo” Clemmer of Tacoma, Wash. and Marcus Johnson of Milwaukee, Wis.; one sister, Bobbie Ruth (Billy Joe) Johnson of Milwaukee, Wis.; one brother, Johnny Lee Clemmer of Ripley; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her son, Thomas “Big Rell” Clemmer.
Visitation will be from noon until 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home and from 1p.m. until service time Tuesday at the church. Family hour will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Gary Parker
NEW ALBANY – Gary Lee Parker, 67, died Saturday, April 24, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Union County. He was born Sept. 16, 1942, in Salem, Ill. to Marshall Dean Parker and Ermo Garner Parker. He was a member of Enterprise Baptist Church and a self-employed carpenter.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Serenity Chapel in New Albany. Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his three children, Ronnie (Kathy) Parker of Holly Springs, Randy Parker of Chicago and Robert (Shelia) Parker of New Albany; a sister, June Norris of Springfield, Ill.; and four grandchildren, Stacie Parker Collier, Jessica Parker, Kortney Parker and Dylan Parker.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandchild, Jayden Collier.

Wyatt Hutcheson
GUNTOWN – Wyatt L. Hutcheson, 66, died Friday, April 23, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a brief illness. He was a past employee of Bio-Clinic in Baldwyn and a farmer. He attended the Birmingham Ridge Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Holland officiating. Burial will be in Lebanon Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Roberta Boone Hutcheson of Guntown; three daughters, Tonya Hensley and Jim of Belden, Sonya Pannell and Charles of Dry Creek, and Rose Boone and Rusty of Baldwyn; one son, Matt Hutcheson of Jug Fork; one brother, Henry Hutcheson of Baldwyn; a brother-in-law, Randy Riley of Peppertown; 11 grandchildren, Matthew, Michael and Harley Boone, Matthew Allen and Mia Ainsley Hutcheson, T.J. Pannell, Daniel, Ashley and Reed Hensley, Dakota Reich and Daphane Young; one great-grandchild, Gavyn Boone; his mother-in-law, Marie Boone of Jericho; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Verdie Howell Hutcheson; his sister, Judith Riley; and his father-in-law, Bill Boone.
Pallbearers will be James Gordon Robison, Billy Robison, Tommy Hoyle Patton, Larry Webb, Wayne Holmes, Art Washington and Randy Riley.

Lovice Christian
BALDWYN – Lovice Gardner Christian, 90, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ Friday, April 23, 2010, at Brandon Rehab and Nursing Center. She was a wonderful Christian lady. Her worldly resources were meager, but her Christian love, compassion and generosity were abundant. She truly practiced, “It is more blessed to give than receive.” She was a native of Baldwyn where she lived until two years ago when she moved to Brandon to live with her daughter and son-in-law. She retired from Blue Bell/Red Kap with 40 years of service. She was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Baldwyn.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Waters Funeral Home with her son-in-law, Dr. Clarence Young and Bro. Stanley Huddleston officiating. Burial will be in Prentiss Memorial Gardens.
She is survived by two daughters, Ann Young (Clarence) of Brandon and Betty Arnold of Maumelle, Ark.; five granchildren, Greg Barber (Tracy) of Baldwyn, Todd Barber (Lauren) of Washington, D.C., Kim Mains (John Paul) of Tampa, Fla., Tiffani Keyes (Mark) of Knoxville, Tenn. and Kelli Moore (Brad) of Metarie, La.; two step grandchildren, Kim Buoni (Nick) of Sulphur, La. and Tyler Young (Mary Thibodeaux) of New Iberia, La.; 14 great-grandchildren; and three step great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Chet Barber, Forrest Barber, Greg Barber, Todd Barber, Mike Cunningham, Britton Keyes, Mark Keyes and Brad Moore.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Disease Research or First Baptist Church, Baldwyn, MS.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Vida Hudson
TUPELO – Vida L. Hudson, 82, died Saturday, April 24, 2010, at The Meadows Nursing Facility in Fulton after an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn.

Janet Ross
FULTON – Janet Elizabeth Ross, 77, went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, April 22, 2010, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born in Port Huron, Mich. on May 26, 1932. She was the second child of John and Mary Ross. She attended Port Huron Schools, graduating at the top of her class. She attended junior college and continued to attend college for many years to challenge her mind. Janet was married in 1955, to Charles Ledbetter of Detroit, Mich.
During the early 80’s, Janet was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. After many years of struggling with her illness, she was forced to retire. She then relocated to Fulton to be near her sister and her family. She continued to serve in her new community at the Fulton United Methodist Church where she was an active member until her health failed. She also served with the Fulton Pilot Club and Leadership Itawamba. Her computer skills kept her mind active with games and making cards for our troops overseas. She was also an avid reader and puzzle solver.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today in the Sanctuary of the Fulton United Methodist Church with the Rev. James Fisher officiating. Senter Funeral Home of Fulton is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one son, John Donald Ledbetter (Hansen) of Wooster, Ohio; one daughter, Elizabeth Ann Ledbetter of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; one sister, Lynden Schmidt of Tupelo; two sisters-in-law, Gertrude Ross of Port Huron, Mich. and Marlene Ross of McAllen, Texas; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, John William Ross and Donald James Ross.
Memorials may be made to the Sanctuary Hospice House, the Mississippi Multiple Sclerosis Society or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Becky Mitchell
EUPORA – Rebecca “Becky” Mitchell, 81, died Saturday, April 24, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 11a.m. Monday at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora. Burial will be in the North Union Cemetery in Webster County. Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Thomas Hardin
MOOREVILLE – Thomas Earl Hardin, 71, died Saturday, April 24, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Feb. 24, 1939, in Calhoun County. He was retired from the Federal Aviation Administration.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Vardaman with the Rev. Benny Hill officiating. Burial will be in Oak Springs Cemetery in Derma. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Vardaman is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Richard Hardin of Mooreville and Scott Hardin and his wife, Kim of Pontotoc; two sisters, Martha Wade of Calhoun City and Elizabeth Mitchell of Vardaman; three brothers, Wayne Hardin and John Hardin, both of Calhoun City and James Hardin of Bruce; and three grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time Monday at the funeral home.

Herchel Windham
RIPLEY – Leland Herchel Windham, 77, died Friday, April 23, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born July 28, 1932, to Thomas O. Windham and Maude Benefield Windham. He was a Baptist. He worked at General Motors in Pontiac, Mich., was the owner and operator of Windham Motors, served as a Tippah County Constable and worked as a Tippah County Jailer. He also served in the National Guard.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Jerry Owen and Bro. Steve Cohea officiating. Burial will be in New Prospect Presbyterian Cemetery. Ripley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Judith Windham of Ripley; three daughters, Diane Windham Mathis (Keith) of Walnut, Cathy Cline Lee (Mike) of Aurora, Colo. and Christy Cline Kennedy (John) of Ripley; one son, Craig Cline (Michelle) of Collierville; one sister, Jamie Windham Brock (Harold) of Clarkston, Mich.; 12 grandchildren, Cierra Cohea, Brice Cohea, Cody Mathis, David Lee, Stephen Lee, Leighton Cline, Chelsea Cline, Kevin Kennedy, Preston Cline, Dylan Cline, Devon Cline and Brennan Cline; four great-grandchildren, Curt Cohea, Cheyenne Cline, Lexi Beard and Hannah Beard; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Frances Davis Windham; his parents; one great-granddaughter, Charleigh Grace Cline; one brother; and three sisters.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Larry Windham, Timothy Orlando Windham, Ryan Horace Windham, Brandon Stanford, Robert Stanford and Joey Floyd.
To sign the online guest book, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.

Johnny Clemons
VARDAMAN – Johnny Ray Clemons, 52, died Saturday, April 24, 2010, at his home. He was born Nov. 8, 1957, in Vardaman to Rudolph Clemons and Johnny Faye Westmoreland. He was a factory worker in the furniture wood working industry.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Jesus Is Lord Church in Vardaman with Brother Johnny Davidson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Southern Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his mother, Johnnie Faye Westmoreland and her husband, Robert of Vardaman; three children, Brandy Faye Allred of Gore Springs, Kyle Russel of Wisconsin and Isaac Ray of Houlka; three sisters, Brenda Faye Hollis of Coffeeville, Judy Pearl Wages of Big Creek and Tracy Petty of Houlka; two brothers, Red Man Clemons of Big Creek and Matthew Clemons of Pontotoc; five grandchildren; and his special friend and caretaker, Glenda Vanlandingham.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents; and two sisters, Diane Huffman and Robbie Lynn Mcallister
Pallbearers will be Coey McCarter, Scotty Scot, Tony Enis, Stacey Schmitz, Craig Schmitz and Gene Hollis.
To sign the online registry, visit www.southernfuneralchapel.webs.com.

Mae Boatner
MYRTLE – Mae Anise Maxey Boatner, 81, died Friday, April 23, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. She was born Aug. 26, 1928, in New Albany to Theof and Janie Mae Cox Maxey. She was was retired from Futorian Mfg. and was a member of Amaziah Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at United Funeral Service with the Rev. Joe Epting, the Rev. Arnold Goode and the Rev. Tommy Goode officiating. Burial will be in Amaziah Cemetery. United Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Rhea (Larry) and Debra Beckworth (Laymond); one son, Ray Boatner (Diane), all of Myrtle; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Guy Boatner; a sister, Christene Goode; two brothers, Ocie Maxey and John Maxey; and a great-grandson, Justin Rhea Jackson.
Pallbearers will be Booker Farr, Billy Joe Farr, Ricky Boatner, Jeffery Boatner, Doyle Boatner and Brett Rhea.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.

Dessie Johnson
FULTON – Dessie W. Johnson, 90, died Saturday, April 24, 2010. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Senter Funeral Home of Fulton.

Archie Franks
MANTACHIE – Archie Franks, 96, died Saturday April 24, 2010, at his home in Shiloh. He was born Oct. 4, 1913, in Itawamba county to Jim and Ada Taylor Franks. He attended Shiloh Baptist Church. He worked at Purnells Pride, the Mall at Barnes Crossing and TJ Maxx, all for many years.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home in Mantachie with Bro. Caster Buse officiating. Burial will be in the Center Star Cemetery. McNeece-Morris Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 76 years, Amy Thompson Franks; two daughters, Opal Palmer (Kenneth) and Barbara Cates; two grandchildren, Rickey Johnson and JoAnn Blaylock; two great-grandchildren, Mary Ann Kennedy (Stevie) and Nelson McMillen (Holly); and four great-great-grandchildren, Mason Hill, Chase McMillen, Kain Kennedy and Carson McMillen, all of Shiloh.
He was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Rita Palmer Bailey; one son-in-law, Roger Johnson; and his parents.
Pallbearers will be Nelson McMillen, Paul McMillen, B.J. Mills, Stevie Kennedy, Robert Gatlin and Bro. Robert Humphres.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Orville Wilson
OLD UNION – Luke Orville Wilson, 86, died Friday, April 23, 2010, at Community Hospice at Darlington Oaks after an extended illness. A Monroe County native, he was born Oct. 16, 1923, to Luke and Lucien Hester Wilson. He was reared in the Shannon and Okolona areas but lived most of his adult life in Tupelo before moving to Old Union 20 years ago. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard the U.S.S. Chincoteague. He was the owner of Tupelo Upholstery with his brother Maburn and later Wilson’s Upholstery.
Services will be at 4 p.m. today at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Mr. Sammy Lansdell and Clint Edge officiating. Burial with military honors will be in the Shannon Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Rebecca Wilson; three sons, Jim Wilson (Jane), Robert Wilson (Pat) and Randy Wilson (Tammie); six grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter; and two sisters, Lavern Mims and Linda (Joy) Edge.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Jewel Witt; and two brothers, Rex and Maburn Wilson.
Visitation will continue until service time today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Community Hospice, P.O. Box Verona, MS 38879 or to Tupelo Free Will Baptist Church, 1650 N. Veterans, Blvd., Tupelo, MS 38804.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Lester Clayton
WEST POINT – Lester Glen Clayton, 77, died Saturday, April 24, 2010, at the Oktibbeha County Hospital Regional Medical Center in Starkville. He was born Aug. 1, 1932, in Potts Camp to Willie Clayton and Frank Clayton. He was an Entomologist with the Division of Plant & Industry at Mississippi State University for 30 years. He was a member of Mount Hebron Primitive Baptist Church in Hamilton. After his retirement, he continued his interest in Entomology through the operation of his own business, Golden Triangle Pest Control. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He married Virginia Ann Prewitt Clayton on Oct. 4, 1975, at Harmony Primitive Baptist Church in Tupelo.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Elder Chris Hollingsworth officiating. He will be assisted by Elder Ed Easley. Burial will be in Memorial Garden Cemetery in West Point. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include wife, Virginia Ann Clayton of West Point; two sons, Ronald Glen Clayton of Ft. Sill, Okla. and Charles Montroy of Columbus, Ohio; one daughter, Melissa Orman (David) of West Point; five grandchildren, Roxie Lofton (David), J.C. Montroy, Lawanda Clark, Meg Banks and Micah Banks; two great-grandchildren, William Lofton and Chi-anne Lofton; and one sister, Ruth Evelyn Moore of Memphis.
Pallbearers will be Jim Haskins, Carl Jones, Harry Fulton, Tommy McDaniels, Thomas Massengill, Justin Massengill, Hunter Brown, David Reid and Raymond Hodnett.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Everett McKibben, Colby Latham, friends and neighbors in Oak Ridge Estates and the nurses and staff on the 4th floor of the OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
Friends may leave a memory message at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.

Phillip Sewell
ECRU – James Phillip Sewell, 64, died Friday, April 23, 2010, as the result of an automobile accident in Winfield, Ala. He was a member of the Ecru United Methodist Church and an Air Force Veteran. He enjoyed working at the Town Square Post Office and volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics and at the church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Ecru United Methodist Church with the Rev. William Montgomery officiating. Burial will be in the Ecru Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home in Ecru is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Terri Steele Sewell of Ecru; his father, James L. Sewell and stepmother, Leveda of Saltillo; his children, Natalie Nida (Nick)of Florida, Christie Sewell, Brad Sewell, Jennifer Sewell and Joe Sewell, all of Atlanta, Ga. and Lane Tate of Ecru; his brother, Len Sewell of Ecru; and five grandchildren, Macon and Caleb Tate, Laura Sky Nida, Kelie Sewell and Carter Good.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Laura Graddy Sewell; and his grandparents, Leonard and Clyde Sewell and Harvey and Annie Graddy.
Pallbearers will be Kenneth Hoover, Ronnie Steele, Dusty Parker, Richard Morris, Mike Willard and Wesley Brown.
Honorary pallbearers will be Auburn Pearman, Gene Ward and Allen Simmons.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the church.
Condolences may be offered at Browningpontotoc.com.

Jerry Pettigrew Sr.
UNION – Jerry McClane Pettigrew Sr. , 67, died suddenly Friday, April 23, 2010, at the family business, Pettigrew Cabinet Shop, in the Union Community south of Plantersville. He was born on Feb. 15, 1943, in Union to M.M. “Red” Pettigrew and Essie Wallace Pettigrew. He lived most of his life in Union where he received his early spiritual training and inspiration at the Union United Methodist Church. He graduated from Nettleton High School in l961, and attended Millsaps College in Jackson where he was an active member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. He graduated in l966, with a B.A. Degree. He completed his formal education after receiving a Masters of Divinity Degree from Emory University in l972. He was ordained in the North Mississippi Conference of the United Methodist Church and served several churches for 12 years.
He left the active ministry to join with his brothers at Pettigrew Cabinet Shop, a position he held until his death on Friday. He was a master draftsman, designing cabinets for homes and businesses all over the South. He was an engaged alumnus of Millsaps and particularly supported the Lambda Chi Fraternity throughout the years. He was a Biblical scholar who enjoyed reading, studying and teaching others about the Bible. He was a member of the Mississippi National Guard and was federalized during the l962 crisis at Ole Miss. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting and pistol shooting before his health began to fail. He was a faithful member of St. Luke United Methodist Church, a former Sunday School teacher and a great supporter of all the Church ministries, especially enjoying the music ministry.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Luke United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Rick Brooks and Dr. Joe Edd Morris officiating. Burial will follow in the Union United Methodist Church Cemetery. Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Norma Pettigrew of Union; his daughter, Rebecca “Becky” Patterson (John) of Union; two sons, Jerry M. “Jay” Pettigrew Jr. (Dawn) of Tupelo and Chris Piriano (Lynn) of Union; six grandchildren, Brian Hodgson, Victoria Catchot, Bobby Douglas, Madison Patterson and Korey and Joshua Smith; his brothers, Lamar Pettigrew (Frances) of Nettleton and Fred Pettigrew (Brenda) of Union; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Charles Pettigrew and his wife, Adellne.
Pallbearers will be Craig, Jeff and Sammy Pettigrew, Earl Hammock, John Vaiden, Kevin Layton, Corey Smith and Brian Hodgson.
Honorary pallbearers will be past and present associates at Pettigrew Cabinet Shop and the Dr. John Vaughn Sunday School Class at St. Luke.
Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Foundation of Miss., 660 Lakeland East Dr., Suite 100, Jackson, MS. 39208 or to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 16808, Jackson, MS. 39236.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Gary Sullivan
NETTLETON – Gary Wayne Sullivan, 45, died Saturday, April 24, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born in Tupelo on Oct. 10, l964, to Jerry Wayne Sullivan and Sandra Kay Holland Sullivan. A lifelong Lee Countian, he graduated from Shannon High School in l982. He was self employed much of his life as a home builder. He was the owner of Hilltop Store, East of Shannon. At his death, he was a partner in the Shannon Sports Bar and Grill. He was a member of the Christian Church. He enjoyed his many friends, loved NASCAR, especially Dale Earnhart, Jr. and was an avid Ole Miss Rebel fan.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Dale Carr officiating, He will be assisted by Bro. Preston Free. Burial will follow in Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include his Mother, Sandra Holland Sullivan of Shannon; his children, Justin Sullivan and fiance’, Leslie DeLoach of Shannon, Jade Sullivan of Nettleton and Jeri and Emily Sullivan, both of Shannon; his grandmother, for whom he cared for, Chloie Mae Sullivan of Nettleton; his brother, Greg Sullivan of Nettleton; his nephews, Josh and Jason (Christy) Sullivan; special friends, Dana Bramlett and her children, Molly and Jon, of Nettleton; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jerry Wayne Sullivan; and his grandparents, Pete Sullivan and Tommy and Farra Mae Ivy Holland.
Pallbearers will be Danny Joe Peters, Danny Wayne Green, Tony Green, Craig Berry, Alan Barnett and Mark Burt.
Honorary pallbearers will be Carlos Sullivan, Joe Davidson, Dan “Boone” Herndon and John Hall.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 1 p.m. until service time Monday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House, P. O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS. 38801.

Johnny Vines
ABERDEEN – Johnny Vines, 58, died Saturday, April 24, 2010, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Funeral Home of Aberdeen.

Truman Gates
RIPLEY – Truman Gates, 80, died Saturday, April 24, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home of Ripley.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Herbert Henson
RED BAY – Herbert Henson, 79, died Saturday, April 24, 2010, at Red Bay Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay.

Ann Green
BOONEVILLE – Ann Corrine Hargett Green, 84, died Saturday, April 14, 2010, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo after an automobile accident. Born in Colbert County, Ala. in 1926, she was a resident of Landmark Assisted Living in Booneville. She retired from Brown Shoe Company and was a member of the Booneville Church of Christ. She was a retired volunteer for Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville where she worked in the Gift Shop for fifteen years.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Doug Greenway and Minister Greg Pollock officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.
She is survived by two daughters, Cathy Donaldson (Tom) of Germantown and Donna Loden (Duke) of Tupelo; two grandchildren, Lesley Barker of Bentonville, Ark. and Reed Loden of Tupelo; a sister, Elva Scobey of Roswell, Ga.; and a sister-in-law, Marie Hargett of Hamilton, Ala.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Luther Reed Green; her parents, Henry Judson and Ollie Abel Hargett; and two brothers, Cecil Hargett and Linnie Hargett.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 1:00 p.m. until service time Monday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Caring Cooks Class, Booneville Church of Christ, P.O. Box 28, Booneville, MS 38829 or Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38803.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

Russel Sheffield
TUPELO – Albert Russell Sheffield, 87, died, Saturday, April 24, 2010, at Avon Lea. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.Peguesfuneralhome.com.

Jennifer Hood
FRANKLIN, N.C. – Jennifer Leigh Hand Hood, 42, formerly of Mooreville, died Wednesday, April 21, 2010, at her residence after a sudden illness. A Lee County native, she was born May 30, 1967, to Perry and Linda Hand. She was a 1985 graduate of Mooreville High School. She graduated from Itawamba Community College and later went on to Mississippi State University where she graduated with a degree in Public Relations. She worked over 15 years with her father at Curtis Mathis in Tupelo. She had worked as a registration and recruiting coordinator in the School of Forestry at Mississippi State University and was currently the Conference Coordinator at Western North Carolina University in Cullowhee. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, niece and nephews. She also loved caring for her dogs, Chewy, Rocky and Cass.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Ministers Troy McNutt and Gary Williams officiating. Burial will be in Gilvo Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband of eight years, Randy Hood, of Franklin, N.C.; her children, Magen and Kevin Hood of Lufkin, Texas and Alexis Hood of Columbus, S.C.; her parents, Perry and Linda Hand of Mooreville; two sisters, Amy Voyles (Rodney) of Baldwyn and Heather Dubois (Lee) of Tupelo; three grandchildren, Hunter, Aiden, and Jace Hood; one niece, Katy Beth Voyles; and three nephews, Ben Dubois, Jackson Voyles and Eason Dubois.
Pallbearers will be Ricky Lindley, Dale Dulaney, Allen Whitmon, Todd Nichols, Brad Nichols and Kent Nichols.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Hollis Price Jr.
ABERDEEN – Hollis Price Jr., 55, died April 20, 2010.
Services will be Monday at Belle Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen. Burial will be in Oddfellows Rest Cemetery in Aberdeen. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
To sign the online register book, visit www.bellememorialfuneralhome.com.