OXFORD – Katherine Babb Fooshee, 89, died Monday, April 27, 2009, at her residence. Born in Lafayette County, she was a retired cafeteria worker for the University of Mississippi and a member of Midway Methodist Church. She enjoyed planting flowers, she loved animals, and she was devoted to her family.
Service will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Waller Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford with the Rev. Matthew Pharis and the Rev. Randy Hope officiating. Burial will follow in Eastover Memorial Cemetery.
Survivors include her son, Thomas “Jerry” Fooshee of Oxford; one brother, Marvin Buford Babb Jr. of Oxford; 10 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Travis Fooshee, and two daughters, Norma Aron and Carolyn Cobb.
Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to Midway Methodist Church, 47 CR 417, Oxford, MS 38655.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.
BRUCE – Danny Keith Stegall, 54, died Monday, April 27, 2009, at Calhoun Health Services in Calhoun City. He was born July 12, 1954, in Bruce. He graduated from Bruce High School in 1972 and attended Northwest Community College. He worked for 30 years at Weyerhaeuser, where he was a maintenance planner. He was a member of Bruce United Methodist Church and the Antioch Masonic Lodge. He was preceded in death by his father, E.P. Stegall.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with the Rev. Aubrey Boren officiating. Burial will be in Bruce Cemetery.
Survivors include three sons, Jay Stegall of Grenada, Keith Stegall (Lauren) of Starkville and Rusty Stegall of Olive Branch; his mother, Maida Collins Stegall of Bruce; one grandson, Bryce Stegall; one brother, Paul Stegall of Banner; one sister, Dr. Ava Stegall of Key Largo, Fla.; a special friend, Jenny Lou Hubbard of Bruce.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Hughes, Lanny Harwell, Lynn Inman, Hal McKay, Donnie Smith and Scott Lindley.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Laudia A. Gregg
VERNON, Ala. – Laudia A. Gregg, 102, died Wednesday, April 22, 2009, at Care Center of Vernon. She was born Feb. 1, 1907, in Fayette, Ala. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Columbus.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Greenwood Cemetery with the Rev. Al Green officiating. Robinson Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Gene Gregg of Columbus; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Eza Gregg, and a son, Billy Joe Gregg.
BOONEVILLE – David Wayne Foster, 36, died Sunday, April 26, 2009, as the result of a motorcycle accident. He was born Nov. 5, 1972, in Lee County. He was a self-employed landscaping contractor. He loved riding motorcycles.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at McMillan Funeral Home with the Rev. Keith Skelton and the Rev. Kevin Balius officiating. Burial will be in the Allen Line Cemetery.
Survivors include three daughters, Britney Joanne Foster, Mackenzie Hope Foster and Kaycee Lee Eaton; his two sons, Nathaniel Chase Foster and Brandon Chance Foster; his fiancée, Michelle Roberts; his parents, Lavirl “Bud” and Patty Jean Foster; one sister, Pamela Gwen (Ronald Joe) Grooms; one brother, John Auther (Brandie Nicole) Foster; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will continue until 8 p.m. today and until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.
BOONEVILLE – Brenda Gail Kendrick, 58, died Monday, April 27, 2009, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Wayne R. Tutor
RANDOLPH – Wayne R. Tutor, 84, died Sunday, April 26, 2009, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home after a long illness. He was born Aug. 6, 1924, in Pontotoc County. He was a farmer and also ran a small country grocery store. He was a custodian at South Pontotoc School and at Pontotoc Hospital before retiring. he was a faithful member of Randolph Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the European Theater, Germany and Normandy. He enjoyed working in his yard, gardening and playing with his granddaughter.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Baldwin-Nowell Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Wayne Cobb and Bro. Gary Pettit officiating. Burial will be in Carey Springs Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Clarice Tutor of Tupelo; one daughter, Sylvia Cobb (Chris) of Randolph; one stepson, Carlton Smith (Marie) of Mooreville; four sisters, Mary Ruth Pettit (Dock) of Hurricane, Ruby Jean Oswalt of Pontotoc, Bobbie Nell Pettit (Dossie) of Lambert and Patty Sue Baker (Charlie) of Batesville; a brother-in-law, Bro. Wayne Cobb (Dianne) of Randolph; one grandchild, Nora Cobb; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Inez White Tutor; three brothers, Billy Tutor, James Lee Tutor and Glen Tutor; and three sisters, Robbie Faye Steele, Shirley Ann Stribling and Shelby Louise Allen.
Pallbearers will be Scott Cobb, Larry Vance, Tony Tutor, Chris Cobb, Joesy Oswalt and Phil Walls.
Mike Tutor and Nora Cobb will be honorary pallbearers.
Visitation will continue from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.
AMORY – Phyllis Annette Sims Conklin, 48, died Thursday, April 23, 2009, at the West Point Community Living Center.
Memorial services will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with Dr. Roy McHenry officiating.
Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Wednesday and will continue until service time Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the River Bend Baptist Church, 50363 Old Hwy 25 S., Aberdeen, MS 39730.
TUPELO – Dewease Westmoreland Elliott, 91, died Monday, April 27, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a brief illness. She was born Aug. 17, 1917, in the Richmond community of Lee County to James Thomas Westmoreland and Almedia Smith Westmoreland. A lifelong Lee County resident, she worked as a secretary at St. Luke United Methodist Church and retired from the Stuart C. Irby Electrical Supply Company, where she served many years as secretary. Dewease and her late husband, Guy Bruce Elliott, were charter members of St. Luke United Methodist Church in Tupelo. She was active in all phases of church life and formerly sat on the Administrative Board and the WSCS. She was an officer in the Clayton Neighborhood Association and a lifelong active participant in the Democratic Party. A joyful soul, she was an avid conversationalist and storyteller, enjoyed traveling, reading and her church work.. She will be sorely missed by her family and many friends.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Luke United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. B.F. Lee, the Rev. Dr. Duncan Clark and the Rev. Dr. Rick Brooks officiating. Private burial will follow in Andrew’s Chapel Cemetery south of Mooreville. Holland-Harris Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her daughter, Elna Elliott Barber (Edward Griffin “Eddie” Barber); two grandchildren, Lauren Elliott Barber and Edward Griffin “Griff” Barber Jr., all of Tupelo; two sisters, Mittie W. Hussey of Richmond and Evelyn W. Nanney of Tupelo; a sister-in-law, Nan Elliott of Mount Vernon; her caregiver and special friend, Neomi Riley of New Chapel; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Almedia Westmoreland; her husband, Guy B. Elliott, on Aug. 17, 1993; a daughter, Janice Elliott; two sisters, Jewel W. Riley and LeMaye W. Kiriluck; and four brothers, Alwyn, Melvin, Jimmy Boyd and J.T. Westmoreland.
Pallbearers will be her nephews, Melvin Westmoreland Jr., Julian Riley, Larry Riley, Dan Westmoreland, Billy Nanney, Jimmy Nanney, Herman Hussey, Jim Couch, Halton Elliott and Charles Elliott. Honorary pallbearers will be Scott Collins, David Powell, George Watson, Jason Martin, Tom Barnett, Tom Evans, Gary Byrd, Ricky Cleveland and Cliff Pickens.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Tupelo Chapel and from 9 a.m. to service time Wednesday at the church.
Memorials may be made to St. Luke United Methodist Church, 1400 Clayton Avenue, Tupelo, MS. 38801.
FULTON – Clarence Mitchell “Mitch” Moore, 53, died Sunday, April 26, 2009, in Bono, Ark. He was born Aug. 17, 1955, in Tupelo to Clarence Gaston and Willa Jean Gillentine Moore. He was a member of Big Oak Baptist Church. He was employed by Sanderson Construction in Amory as project manager. He was a member of Associated Builders and Contractors, where he served on various committees during the past years. He served on the University of Southern Mississippi Construction Engineering Advisory Council from 1999 until the present. An avid hunter and fisherman, he enjoyed collecting knives and guns.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Douglas Wilson and Bro. Jackie Gray officiating. Burial will be in Keyes Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Laurie Pearson Moore of Fulton; one son, Clarence Dustin “Dusty” Moore of Fulton; his mother, Willa Jean “Tootsie” Moore of Fulton; one sister, Brenda Franklin (Jerry) of Oxford; two brothers, Dr. Dan Moore (Marilyn) of Amory and Steve Moore (Selina) of Fulton; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Leavelle and Charlene Pearson of Union.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Morgan Cheyenne Moore, in 1995; a son, Jessie Dakota Moore, in 1997; and his father, Clarence Gaston Moore, in 1977.
Pallbearers will be Scott and Stacy Franklin, Tony Carroll, Ben and Sam Moore, and Joe Dollar.
Honorary pallbearers will be management and employees of Sanderson Construction.
Visitation will be from 5:30 to 9 p.m. today.
ABERDEEN – Edgar Lee Flournoy, 67, died Sunday, April 26, 2009, at the Care Center of Aberdeen. He was born March 29, 1942, to James A. and Myrlene McMickin Flournoy in Tremont. He worked in logging and sawmilling. His faith was Church of God. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and going to auctions.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Senter Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Tim Winters officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Church of God Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Melissa Green of Fairview; one son, David Flournoy of Fairview; three grandchildren, Kayla Roberts, Kelsy Roberts and Drew Roberts; his father, James A. Flournoy of Pontotoc; eight sisters, Joan Knect of Belmont, Alice Emerson (Robert) and Louise Hamm (Roy), both of Red Bay, Ala., Bonnie Watson (Homer) of Vina, Ala., Tressa Guntharp (Frankie) and Kay West (David), both of Fulton, Katherine Wod (Larry Joe) of Golden and Shirley Pounders (Douglas) of Tremont; three brothers, Frankie (Tonya) and Tim Flournoy, both of Pontotoc, and Michael Flournoy (Amy) of Algoma; special friend and caregiver, Edith McKissach of Mantachie.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Myrlene Flournoy; two sisters, Jean Collier and Joyce Harrison; one brother, James Edward Flournoy; and his grandparents, Judd and Rosie McMickin.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time today.
CORINTH – Joyce Taylor, 62, died Monday, April 27, 2009, at Cornerstone Health and Rehab. She was a Baptist. She was a former employee of Corinth Uniform, Coleman Barbeque and Automatic Machine Products.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth with the Rev. Donald Scully and the Rev. James Voyles officiating. Burial will be in Indian Creek Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Donnie Taylor of Corinth; three sons, Matthew Butler, William “Billy” Butler (Cynthia) of Iuka and Lanny Butler (Regina) of Corinth; one daughter, Cyndi Mitchell (Philip) of Corinth; five brothers, Bill Childress, Tony Davis (Peggy) and Charles Moore, all of Chewalla, Tenn., Alvia Moore (Patricia) of Guys, Tenn., and Kenny Moore (Evonne) of Corinth; one sister, Susie Clingan (friend, Tim Kitchen) of Iuka; her mother-in-law, Betty Taylor; grandchildren, Jessica Rhoads, Cassondra Bishop, Taylor Mitchell, Steven Letney, Kaila Pruitt, Dakota Butler, Madison Butler, Christopher Butler, Josie Butler, and Brandy, Candy, Robin, Sam and Mathew Bradley; great-grandchildren, Braden Letney, Jaycie, Kyson and Riley Bradley, and Michelle Gilmore; a special great-grandson, Darby Vandiver.
She was preceded in death by her father, Johnny Vandiver; her mother and stepfather, Jewell Derryberry Moore and Ellis Moore; her grandparents, Alva and Pearl Derryberry; a sister, Janice Childress; a brother, Jerry W. Moore; her father-in-law, Lincoln Taylor; and a special uncle, Brooks Derryberry.
Pallbearers will be Denny Smith, Trevor Smith, Anthony Childress, Johnny Childress, Richard Clingan, Robert Davis and William Childress.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
BELMONT – Peggy Hutcheson, 70, died Monday, April 27, 2009, at her home in Belmont. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont.
BELMONT – Eugene Lyle Childres, 65, died Sunday, April 26, 2009, at his home. He was born Jan. 9, 1944, in Bloomington, Ill., to Cletus E. and Mildred L. Simpson Childres. He was an employee of Norfolk Western Railroad and a U.S. Navy veteran of Vietnam.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. David Holcomb officiating. Burial will be in New Bethel Cemetery in Belmont.
Survivors include two stepdaughters, Charlotte Diane Wargo (Richard) of Bowling Brook, Ill., and Regina Shadle (Tom) of Belmont; one brother, Bill Childres (Sharon) of Louisville, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Amy, Kristi, Kerri, Kasey and Jason; 13 great-grandchildren, Ashley, Ryan, Haley, Bobby, Heather, Jocelyn, Elizabeth, Nikko, Allora, Ambyre, Colby, Alex and Austin.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Holcomb Childres, and his parents.
Pallbearers will be Allen Holcomb, Ronnie Cunningham, Charles Horn, Griff Griffin, Jeff Collins and Richard Wargo.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Wednesday.
SLAYDEN – Mary Katherine Allen, 88, died Sunday, April 26, 2009, at Trinity Mission. She was born March 17, 1921, in Mt. Pleasant. She was a homemaker, a school bus driver and a school cafeteria cook for the Marshall County Schools. She was a member of Slayden Baptist Church and the Eastern Star.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holly Springs Funeral Home with Dr. David Bishop officiating. Burial will be in Slayden Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Greg Allen of Slayden; one daughter, Joyce Hataway of Slayden; one brother, William Jack Hurdle of Arkansas; eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Allen; a son, William Allen; per parents, Luther and Linnie Boyd Hurdle; three brothers, Horace Hurdle, Leon Hurdle and Boyd Hurdle; and a sister, Anna Lawrence Watkins.
Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
FULTON – Archie Wooten, 79, died Sunday, April 26, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Jan. 8, 1930, to Brad and Cora Lee Bullocks Wooten. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army with 12 years of service, mostly in Germany. He was a retired employee of Penn Tire. An avid gardener, he enjoyed fishing and hunting.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Donnie Wooten officiating. Burial will be in Castleberry Cemetery.
Survivors include one brother, Hollis Wooten of Dennis; 20 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Christine Wooten, on April 26, 2004; four brothers, Nim Wooten, Elvis Wooten, Ellis Wooten and Odel Wooten; four sisters, Lucille Lynch, Shelly Wooten, Cleo Allen and Betty Fay Wooten; and his parents.
Pallbearers will be Scotty Wooten, Andy Wooten, Nathan Wooten, Larry Dale Wooten, Chris Wooten and Joey Hargett.
Honorary pallbearers will be Tim Horton and Jimmy Lee Wooten.
Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to service time today.
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. today and will continue from 1 p.m. to service time 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.
Bennie Ewing Sr.
ABERDEEN – Bennie Ewing Sr., 88, died Monday, April 27, 2009, at Pioneer Community Hospital in Aberdeen. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home.
CALHOUN CITY – Paul Lester Douglas, 51, died Thursday, April 23, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home.
TUPELO – Lenore Cook, 78, died Monday, April 27, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a sudden illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.
Anna Jean Hanson
TUPELO – Anna Jean Hanson, 87, died Monday, April 27, 2009, at The Sanctuary Hospice House after a brief illness. An native of Alabama and a resident of Birmingham, she was born April 14, 1922, to William Miller and Martha Stewart Rodgers. She was the widow of Herbert Cooper Hanson.
Private burial services will be held in Birmingham. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Jeannie Massey of Tupelo and Barbara Badham (Glenn) of Birmingham, Ala.; four grandchildren, Mary Brown (Chan) of Tupelo, Cooper Massey (Kathy) of Atlanta, Ga., and Austin Wilson (Todd) and Blaine Badham (Ellen), all of Birmingham; four great-grandchildren, Paxton, Carter and Chandler Brown of Tupelo, and Crawford Badham of Birmingham.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Robert Boynton Smith
AUSTELL, Ga – Dr. Robert Boynton Smith, devoted husband, father and friend, passed into the loving, comforting and waiting hands of both his Creator and Savior on Friday, April 24, 2009. Born Sept. 20, 1931, in Bath, S.C., and growing up in nearby Augusta, Ga., Bob served honorably in the United States Marine Corps before graduating from Presbyterian College in 1954. Dr. Smith then completed graduate degrees at both Union Theological Seminary (1957) and Edinburg (Scotland) Theological University (1961). The ensuing 30 years were fruitfully spent in pastorates in several churches, notably in Mississippi and Texas. A portion of 1979 was spent abroad at Oxford University (England) furthering his education.
In 1986 he was named President of World Neighbors, a worldwide self-help organization. During this time Dr. Smith traveled extensively throughout South America, Asia, India and Africa working to improve the way of life around the world for multitudes. From 1989 until his retirement in 2003, Dr. Smith worked at The Board of Pensions of The Presbyterian Church, serving as Special Envoy to the President.
Dr. Smith is survived by his wife of 55 years and lifelong companion Rita, grateful sons Buckner and Boynton and his wife, Elizabeth Smith, granddaughters, Adair and Amelia Smith, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Visitation will be held at W.E. Pegues Funeral Home, 535 Jefferson St. in Tupelo, from 7 to 9 p.m. today, April 28. Services will be held the following morning, Wednesday, April, 29, at 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church, Tupelo, Ms.
In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to Presbyterian Homes of Georgia, 2000 East-West Connector, Austell, GA 30106; tel.(770) 819-7000.
MEMPHIS – Funeral arrangements for Mae Jones York, 91, are incomplete and will be announced later by Memorial Funeral Home of Corinth.
RIPLEY – Wesley L. Gibens, 74, died Monday, April 27, 2009, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ripley Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
CORINTH – Patricia King, 63, died Monday, April 27, 2009, at Sanctuary Hospice House. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Holland-Harris Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel.
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