Obituaries April 27, 2009

Thomas Woolfolk
OXFORD – Mr. Thomas Larry Woolfolk, our beloved husband, daddy and papaw, left his earthly home on April 25, 2009 after a long battle with cancer to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at 11:00 A.M. at Waller Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ken White and Rev. Jerry East officiating. Burial will follow in Yellow Leaf Cemetery.
He was born on February 11, 1944 in Sardis, MS. In 1965, he met and married his love, Martha Conner. He was a wonderful man that loved and cherished his family. He worked at the University of Mississippi in the postal department for twenty one years where he met and enjoyed lots of friends. He enjoyed spending time with his six grandchildren and taking care of his land and was a kind and generous man. He was a member of Yellow Leaf Baptist Church and attended New Prospect Baptist Church. Mr. Woolfolk served in the United States Army.
He leaves behind his wife, Martha Conner Woolfolk; two children, Deana Campbell and her husband, Tom of Tupelo, MS and Thomas J. Woolfolk and his wife, Dawn of Oxford; six grandchildren, Megan, Zachary and Emily Elizabeth Campbell of Tupelo, MS, Summer and Zoie Woolfolk of Oxford and Erin Hodge of Oxford and two brothers, Ricky Woolfolk of Sardis, MS and Joe Woolfolk of Senatobia, MS.
Serving as pallbearers will be Keith Downs, Glenn Downs, Joe Maples, Ricky Murchison, Jeff Woolfolk and Tom Campbell. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Hunt Bobo, Dr. Charles Montgomery and Dr. Earnest Williams.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Kathy Woolfolk of Senatobia, MS and his mother in law which he dearly loved, Mrs. Dovie D. Conner.
The family has asked that memorial contributions in Mr. Woolfolk’s memory be made to American Cancer Society 607 West Main Street, Suite C, Tupelo, MS 38801 and Yellow Leaf Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 50 CR 435, Oxford, MS 38655.
In honor of Mr. Woolfolk’s service to his country, the flag of the United States Army is being flown at Waller Funeral Home.
For further information please contact our staff @ 662-234-7971 or visit our website, http://www.wallerfuneralhome.com for online condolences and guest registry.

Archie Wooten
FULTON – Archie Wooten, 79, died Sunday, April 26, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McNeece-Morris Funeral Home of Fulton.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Margie Jones
OXFORD – Margie McEwen Jones, died April 26, 2009, at her residence in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Hodges-Serenity Funeral Home of Oxford.
Lucile Eddins
TUPELO -Lucile Lyles Eddins, 91, of Tupelo died Saturday, April 25, 2009 , at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo after an extended illness. Born June 24, 1917, in Newton, she was the youngest of ten children to Robert and Cornelia Lyles. She lived most of her life in Meridian but resided in Tupelo for the last 13 years where she made many friends. She was a member of Parkview Church of God in Meridian where she served faithfully teaching Sunday School, working with the ladies missionary society and visiting the elderly and sick. She was a homemaker and caregiver but also worked at Rayner Drugs in Meridian as a Cosmetologist. She was a member of the Garden Club and volunteered for the Welcome Center in Meridian. She was loving, compassionate and had a heart for visiting the sick and elderly. She always extended a helping hand to all she met. Her hobbies included traveling, fishing, gardening and especially spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Robert Barham Family Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Earl T. Wheatley officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Robert Barham Family Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her daughter, Betty Henson (Robert) of Glendale, Ariz.; son, Johnny Eddins (Loretta) of Tupelo; seven wonderful grandchildren, Jeff Henson (Sherry), Susan Henson of Phoenix, Ariz., Brian Eddins (Angie) of Little Rock, Ark., Kevin Eddins (Sarah) of Richmond, Va., Stacey Colburn (Chris) of Horn Lake, Jennifer Embry (Eric) of Chunky and Karen Eddins of Newton; and five great-grandchildren, Haleigh Yates, Chad Henson, Justin and Olivia Embrey and Vanessa Colburn.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, E.V. Eddins in 1993; and her son, Gene Eddins in 1998.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home in Meridian.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Cedars Health Center, Greenhouse #900 in Tupelo, MS; or to The Sanctuary Hospice House, for the loving care given to her.
Leroy Thompson
MT. PLEASANT – Leroy Thompson, 86, died Friday, April 25, 2009, in Memphis, Tenn. He was born Jan. 5, 1923, in Benton County to the late Alvin Thompson and Ada Beaty Thompson. He was a member of Holly Hill Baptist Church and worked in plumbing. He was also a United States Army veteran.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Frank Feathers officiating. Burial will be in the Carey Chapel Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three daughters, Sara Hare of Cherry Valley, Ark., Joyce Wilson of Mt. Pleasant and Darleen Skelton of Holly Springs; two sisters, Peggy Feathers and Georgia Rooker, both of Holly Springs; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Katherine Thompson; and a son, Jerry Thompson.
Pallbearers will be Mark Henderson, Cody Skelton, Logan Campbell, Perry Dawkins, Bubba Feathers, Gary Campbell, Jonathan Dawkins, Shane Wilson, Paul Davis, Mike Bolden, Gene Bolden and Kenneth Feathers.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Elkin Homan
SHANNON – Elkin Pick Homan, 87, died Sunday, April 26, 2009, at his residence at The Meadows in Fulton after an extended illness. He was born April 3, 1922, in the Pontocola Community to Andrew Pick and Velma Frances Mask Homan. He was a charter member and deacon of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and a faithful servant of Jesus Christ. He was a retired pipe fitter and a proud member of Plumbers and Steamfitters Local No. 102 in Knoxville, Tenn. His work allowed him to travel throughout the USA. He helped build missile sites in the west and many, many projects for the Tennessee Valley Authority. After retirement he enjoyed repairing small engines and working in his many shops. He was a veteran of World War II and a Sergeant in the 8th Army Air Force. He was in combat in Africa and England. He was a quiet man who will be fondly remembered for his dry sense of humor, gentle smile, soft touch, a playful spirit and will be missed by all who knew him.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Bryan and Rev. Dean Moody officiating. Burial will follow in Lee Memorial Park with Military Honors. Lee Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Varnell McCaleb Homan of Fulton; three daughters, Linda Shelton (Percy) of Columbus, Janice Boone (David) of Shannon and Lisa Howell (Dillard) of Pontotoc; two sons, Larry Elkin Homan (Laura) of Fulton and Andrew Pick Homan (Jessie) of Clinton; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one brother, Holder Homan (Joyce) of Brewer; one sister-in-law, Jean Homan of Okolona; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, James “Son” Homan, Farris Homan and Alfred Homan; and three sisters, Clytee Ethridge, Nell Clark and Louise McFarling.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Drew Homan, Clay Homan, Michael Homan, Matthew Homan and Grant Howell and his nephew, Homan McFarling.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. and will continue from 1 p.m. to service time on Wednesday.
Memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 779 CR 506, Shannon, MS 38868.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.leememorialonline.com.
Jim Green
CORINTH – Jim Mack Green, 73, died Saturday, April 25, 2009, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was a carpenter’s assistant and a Baptist. He was born to Allen and Nora Thrasher Green in Alcorn County on Sep. 26, 1935. He was a United States Army Veteran during the Korean Conflict.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Corinthian Chapel with Bro. Warren Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Forrest Memorial Park. Corinthian Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Ricky Green of Chewalla; a sister, Betty Blackwell of Corinth; a host of nieces and nephews; his companion, Lottie Price; one grandson; and one granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Gregory Green; and two brothers, Clarence and Cleatus Green.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today and will continue from 10 a.m. until service time on Tuesday.
Frances Wong
CLEVELAND – Frances Lee Wong, 83, died Saturday, April 25, 2009, at the Bolivar Medical Center. She was born Aug. 30, 1925, in Louise to Lee Hong Woo and Lily Quan Lee. She married Glenn Wong Sr. on Nov. 8, 1945, in California. They moved to Mississippi and opened a neighborhood grocery store in 1959. They then retired in 1987 and moved to Boyle. She was very active in the community. For 14 years she picked up cans, becoming known as “The Can Lady”. She donated all the proceeds to missions. She volunteered over 10,000 hours in the Bolivar County Hospital gift shop as well as volunteering at the Junior Auxiliary, Delta State University, the Baptist Student Union, the Heart Fund and various mission trips. She received the Cleveland Chamber of Commerce Award for outstanding community service throughout the year and numerous awards for her various volunteer work. She was a member of the 6 Up Club at First Baptist Church and also set up coffee and donuts on Sunday between church services. She loved to travel, making numerous trips to China and also traveled to the Holy Land, Europe, Australia, Canada and Alaska. She never met a stranger.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy Breland and Rev. Milton Burd officiating. Burial will follow in New Cleveland Cemetery. Ray Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her son, Glenn Wong Jr. (Winnie) of Cleveland; godson, Chan Wing Fu of Hong Kong, China; three daughters, Judy Tjoe (SK) of Atlanta, Ga., Jill Hadorn (Frank) of Tupelo, Janet Joe (Arnold) of Denver, Colo.; a goddaughter, Elsa Long of Portland, Texas; brother, Hoover Lee of Louise; three sisters, Heung Lee of New York, Grace Lee of California and Fong Liu of New Jersey; seven grandchildren, Galen Wong (Ellis) of Melbourne, Fla., Garry Wong (Jennifer), Garrett Wong and Carolyn Gardner, all of Memphis, Tenn., Amy Tjoe of Atlanta, Ga., Kimberly Joe and Stephanie Joe, both of Denver, Colo.; four great grandchildren, Bailey Wong, Reece Wong, Everett Wong and Sam Wong; and caregivers and special friends, Flora Rankin and Breland and Ginny Yelverton.
She is preceded in death by her husband; a daughter, Joy Cecelia Wong; and her parents.
Pallbearers will be C. W. Towels, John Rice, Mike Dean, Eddie Gong, Stan Lee and Ronald Swafford.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of First Baptist Church of Cleveland.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Cleveland.
An online registry may be viewed and signed at www.rayfuneralhome.net
Mildred Egger
AMORY – Mildred Reed Carter Egger, 94, died Friday, April 24, 2009, at her residence. She was born Nov. 13, 1914, in Monroe County to the late Lucas J. and Zula Tubb Carter. She was a lifelong resident of Monroe County and she was a graduate of Hatley High School. She married Elbert Clinton Egger in 1938, who later preceded her in death in 1961. She was a homemaker and worked for Amory Garment Co., Wilson’s Mfg. and Glenn Mfg. She was a member of the New Hope Primitive Baptist Church. An avid gardener, she enjoyed flowers and working in the yard. She enjoyed quilting and she was well known for her caramel cakes. Her family was special to her and she enjoyed spending time with them.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with Elder Tim Cunningham officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Betty Bourland (Hal Jr.) of Aberdeen and Peggy Bethany (James) of Amory; one brother, O.G. Carter (Ruth) of Amory; five grandchildren, Dr. James Nichols (Jamie), Bill Bethany (Tricia), Misty Broome (Marc), Tonya Westbrook (Jay) and Brent Bourland (B.J.); eight great-grandchildren, Madeline, Abigail, Malia and Jay Nichols, Sara Kathryn and Kayleigh Westbrook and Tucker and Rylee Bourland; and special friends and caregivers, Nellie Howard and Bernice Suggs.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; four brothers, Troy, Delray, Trenton and Willard Carter.
Pallbearers will be Terry Carter, Scottie Carter, Jerry Carter, Leon Carter, Shelby Carter, Junior Pickle and Mike Riley.
Visitation will continue until service time today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the New Hope Primitive Baptist Church, c/o Mike Baughman, 60026 Emanuel Dr., Amory, MS 38821.
Roy Rhea
CORNERSVILLE – Roy Rhea, 101, died Saturday, April 25, 2009, at his residence. He was born Oct. 8, 1907, in the Cornersville Community to the late Andrew Singleton Rhea and Julia Foster. He was a member of Salem Baptist Church and he was a farmer.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. William Phillips, Bro. Jerry Bishop and Bro. Louis Williams officiating. Burial will be in the Cornersville Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three sons, Rayford Rhea of Blue Springs and Don Rhea and Jerry Rhea, both of Cornersville; three daughters, Shirley Robbins of New Albany, Bonnie Davis of Conersville and Janet Wilbanks of Counce, Tenn.; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Houchins Rhea; daughter, June Johnson; and one great-granddaughter, Nicole Rhea.
Dewdrop Johnson
FULTON – Dewdrop Johnson, 80, died Saturday, April 25, 2009, at The Meadows. She was born Dec. 23, 1928, in Vina, Ala., to the late Robert and Gladys Mimms Sparkman. She was a member of the Church of God and was retired from Blue Bell, Inc. She was the widow of the late Hassel Johnson.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Roger Johnson, Bro. Hollis Boyd and Bro. Steve Roberts officiating. Burial will be in the Sandy Springs Cemetery. Senter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include a daughter, Clara Sandlin of Mantachie; two sons, Harold Johnson of Golden and Howard Johnson of Fulton; grandchildren, Kim Thorn (Eric), Johnny Sandlin (Renee), David Johnson (Cindy), Sabrina Clanton (Ron), Tabitha Boren Moran (Ken); 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth Roberts and Ruby Cleveland, both of Golden; one brother, Bobby Sparkman of Arz; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Dollie Johnson; sister, Doris Jean Sparkman; and a brother, Billy Sparkman.
Pallbearers will be Eric Thorn, Johnny Sandlin, David Johnson, Mark Lentz, Marty Rogers, Bud Spencer, Ray Spencer, Donald Roberts, Kelly Lentz and Gerald Gentry.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and will continue from 8 a.m. until service time on Tuesday.
James Jernigan
HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. – James Austin Jernigan, M.D., 83, of Hendersonville, N.C., died Sunday, April 26, 2009. Born in Union City, Tenn., and raised in Tupelo, he was the son of the late Elisha Austin Jernigan and Elizabeth Jonakin Jernigan. He was a prior resident of Gainesville and Winter Park, Fla. before moving to Henderson County in 1999. He graduated from Tupelo High School in 1943. He later received his B.S. degree from Mississippi College in 1945 and his M.D. from Washington University in 1949. He achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel with the US Air Force. Following his military service, he was in private practice in Winter Park from 1960 to 1971. He then joined the Department of Community Medicine and Family Health at the University of Florida. He was an avid bridge player at the Opportunity House in Hendersonville, N.C.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Thos. Shepherd’s Church Street Chapel. Thos. Shepherd amp& Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his three children, Marsha J. Rhodes (Kent) of Charlotte, N.C., Judy J. Atwood (Charles) of Athens, Ga., James E. Jernigan (Vickie) of Mechanicsville, Va.; one sister, Frances Williams (James) of Tupelo; one brother-in-law, Cleveland Turner of Amarillo, Texas; six grandchildren, Spencer Rhodes (Rose), Michael Rhodes, Louis Atwood, Lesley Atwood, Kyle Jernigan and Andy Jernigan; two great-grandchildren, Madeleine and Ethan Rhodes; numerous beloved nieces and nephews; and a dear friend, Sarah West of Hendersonville, N.C.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Betty Breeland Anderson; his second wife, Elizabeth Pope Jernigan; and one sister, Dorothy Turner.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hendersonville Opportunity House, 1411 Asheville Hwy., Hendersonville, NC 28791.
An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com.
Gordon Langford
AMORY – Gordon Mitchell Langford, 82, died Sunday, April 26, 2009, at the Community Hospice-Darlington Oaks in Verona. He was born Sep. 22, 1926, in Greenfield, Tenn., to the late James Watkins and Vivian Rachels Langford. He married Imogene Nabors in 1947, who survives. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War and he was a member of the American Legion. He lived in Jackson and Amory since 1956. Before his retirement he owned and operated Amory Electric and Amory Marine Sales for 53 years. He was a member of the St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church and he enjoyed spending time with his family, cooking, gardening, his race horses and his beloved dog, Sandy.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with Bro. Charles Burton officiating. Burial will be in the Haughton Memorial Park. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Imogene Langford; five sons, Rodney Langford (Joyce) of Amory, Gerald Langford (Janice) of Amory, Herbert Langford (Sue) of Nettleton, Michael (Susan) Langford of Amory and Richard Langford (Marsha) of Tupelo; one daughter, Sharon Langford of Tupelo; one brother, Charles Langford of Amory; 10 grandchildren, Eric Langford, Alan Langford, Bridgett Finn, Corey Langford, Chad Langford, Jordan Langford, Isaac Langford, Paige Langford, Macy Langford and Amber Langford; and eight great-grandchildren, Shelby Langford, Ethan Langford, Blake Langford, Mitch Finn, Madison Langford, Drew Langford, Anna Langford and Leah Langford.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Billy Langford.
Pallbearers will be Chris Finn, Eric Langford, Corey Langford, Chad Langford, Ethan Langford and Drew Langford.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and will continue until service time on Tuesday, both at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 1123 Veteran’s Legion Dr., Amory, MS 38821; or to Community Hospice-Darlington Oaks, 107 Skeet Dr., Verona, MS 38879.
Lathan McGregor
PONTOTOC – Lathan McClain “Mack” McGregor, 74, died Sunday, April 26, 2009, at his residence. He was a dairy farmer and former employee of Ram Golf. He was a Christian and loved the Lord. He enjoyed woodworking and spending time with his family and friends.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Bro. Jack Ezell officiating. Burial will be in the Guinn Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Corinne McGregor; son, Michael Lathan and Sue McGregor of Pontotoc; daughters, Barbara Dale and Gary Griffin of Pontotoc, Lisa Renna and Ben Keith of Palmetto, Regina Gaye and Jimmy Williams of Pontotoc and Kimberly Joy and Douglas Keith of Palmetto; 22 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Dorthy Ellis and Laurice Donaldson of Batesville; and four brothers, Joe McGregory, Alvis McGregory, Jimmy McGregory, Steve McGregory.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hubert and Vester McGregory; two sisters, Martha Donaldson and Maurice Tutor; one son, Alvis Wayne McGregor; one daughter, Terrie Jean McGregor; and one great-granddaughter, Destiny Marie Tate.
Pallbearers will be David Scroggins, David Haws, Cody McGregor, Chad Morris, Josh Williams and Matthew Keith.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and will continue from 9 a.m. until service time on Tuesday, both at the funeral home.
Annie Bridgman
PONTOTOC – Annie Boyce Clowers Bridgman died Saturday, April 25, 2009. She was born may 12, 1928, in Pontotoc County to Dolph and Ella Mae Hill Clowers. She was a homemaker and a loving mother. Her greatest joys were her Lord and her family. She was a member of the Fairview Methodist Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Baldwin-Nowell Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Kerry Powell officiating and Bro. Tom Sheffield assisting. Burial will follow in the Pontotoc Memorial Gardens. Baldwin-Nowell Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Lamar Bridgman of Pontotoc; one son, Danny Bridgman (Diane) of Pontotoc; one daughter, Anita Taylor (Tony) of Pontotoc; four grandchildren, Dana Harrison (Tommy), Daniel Bridgman, Jonathan Tutor (Kim) and Beth Tutor; four great-grandchildren, Alissa Harrison, Andrew Bridgman, Jade Bridgman and J.T. Tutor; one sister, Willie A. Miller; one nephew, Buddy Clowers; and one niece, Lisa Cagle.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Marvin Clowers.
Pallbearers will be Daniel Bridgman, Andrew Bridgman, Jon Tutor, Tommy Harrison, Buddy Clowers, Steve Bridgman and Freddy Bridgman.
J.T. Tutor will serve as honorary pallbearer.
Visitation will continue from 10 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
Bonnie Warren
GOLDEN – Bonnie Mae James Warren, 98, died Friday, April 25, 2009, at her residence. She was born April 9, 1911, in Saltillo to the late Alfred Clark and Cammi Rachael George James. She was a school teacher at Golden and Belmont for 22 years and she was a homemaker. She was a charter member of Golden Central Baptist Church for 74 years.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Golden Central Baptist Church with Bro. Mickey Trammel and Bro. Jerry Ginn officiating. Burial will be in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her daughter, Peggy Sparks; son-in-law, Harmon Davis; eight grandchildren, Sondra Bullen (Phil), Judy Carroll (Frank), Larry Davis (Wanda), Rick Sparks (Shelia), Cherrye Greene (Paul), Randy Sparks (Teresa), Cyndi Strickland (Terry), Sam Paul (Gary); 21 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, E.R. Warren on Feb. 13, 1989; her daughter, Janet Davis; grandson, Gary Davis; four sisters, Lela Easterling, Lucille Thrasher, Beatrice Ginn and Lula “Sister” Peterson; five brothers, Daniel Arthur James, Joe James, Robert James, Claudius James and John Earl James.
Pallbearers will be Rick Sparks, Randy Sparks, Larry Davis, Frank Carroll, Phil Bullen, Paul Green, Terry Strickland and Gary Paul.
Her great-grandchildren will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Visitation will continue until service time today at the church.
Jewell M. Taylor
CRYSTAL SPRINGS – Jewell Myers Taylor, 97, died Sunday, April 26, 2009, at the Hardy-Wilson Hospital in Hazelhurst after an extended illness, and two days before her 98th birthday. She was born in Copiah County on April 28, 1911. She was a lifelong resident of Crystal Springs and worked at various businesses throughout her adult life. She was an active member of First Baptist Church in Crystal Springs where she taught Sunday school for many years. She was the mother of former Miss. Department of Human Services Director Col Don Taylor.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the New Zion Bapitst Church near Crystal Springs with burial in the Old Crystal Springs Cemetery. Holland-Harris Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her two sons, Dr. John Lee Taylor (Dolores) of Birmingham, Ala., and Col. (Ret.) Don Taylor (Beverly) of Crystal Springs; six grandchildren; and a sister, Gertrude Bullock of Hazelhurst.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Shelby John Taylor; and 6 siblings.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time on Wednesday only at the Church.
Memorials may be made to the Old Crystal Springs Cemetery Association, 15018 New Zion Road, Crystal Springs, MS; or to the American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 1, Tupelo, MS. 38802.

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