By NEMS Daily Journal
Wallace Cason Jr.
OXFORD – Wallace Bernard Cason Jr, 91, died Sunday, April 28, 2013, at Darlington Oaks Hospice in Verona. Born in Greenville, he retired after 30 years of service as a chief master sergeant in the Air Force. He served during World War II, Korea and Vietnam. After his military service, he moved to Hickory Ridge, Ark., where he was mayor. He was a member of the American Legion, DAV, Oak Grove Masonic Lodge 123 at Olive Branch and York Rite of Masonry. He enjoyed restoring Model A and Model T antique cars.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Waller Funeral Home with the Rev. John Kramer and the Rev. Bill Barksdale officiating. Graveside service will be at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Stoneville Cemetery in Leland. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until service time Wednesday.
Survivors include his daughter, Jenny Cason Crowson (Mike); two sons, Wallace Bernard Cason III (Marge) and David Braxton Cason (Frieda); seven grandchildren, Jaska Cason (Dee), Elena Ruth Cason House (Jim), John Braxton Cason (Sheila), Kathryn Cason, Annemarie Cason, Caden Crowson and Calen Raye Crowson; five great grandchildren; one niece, Judy Cason Phurmon; and one nephew, James Braxton Cason II.
Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
To sign an online guestbook, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.
ETTA – Margie L. Archie, 71, died Sunday, April 28, 2013, at her home in Etta. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
SOUTHAVEN – Marjorie Ann Norwood Barner, 85, died Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Hermitage Gardens in Southaven. Born in Greenwood, she was the widow of James Houston “Bunkie” Barner Jr. She was a member of Oxford-University United Methodist and was retired from Internal Medicine of Oxford where she worked as the office manager for many years. While she loved her hometown and spending time with her family, she cherished her time traveling with her husband, often driving cross country.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Waller Funeral Home with the Rev. Warren Black and the Rev. Frank Poole officiating. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Survivors include four daughters, Nancy Brock (Buddy) of Crystal Springs, Patricia Flynn (Benny) of Hernando, Donna Barner McWilliams (Andy) of Eureka Springs, Ark., and Cathy Hendrix (Jeff ) of Pontotoc; one son, Jim Barner (Linda) of Bend, Ore.; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
To sign an online guestbook, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.
WATER VALLEY – Clarence Edward Rowsey, 60, died Friday, April 26, 2013, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.
WEST POINT – Curtis Orman, 87, died Sunday, April 28, 2013, after an extended illness. He was reared on a farm, served in the Navy and worked in maintenance at Babcock & Wilcox in West Point. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Virginia; sons, Roger (Patti) and David (Melissa); daughters, Debbie Lofton (Andy) and Bonnie Salmon (Mike); 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, Charles Orman of West Point; and a sister, Irene Tiffin of Easley, S.C.
He was preceded in death by a son, Marty; siblings, Earnest, James, Francis, Earlene and Preston; parents, Clarence and Maybell Blake Orman; son-in-law, Andy Lofton; and a grandson, Jess Lofton.
The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until noon today at Calvary Baptist Church. A memorial service will follow with internment at Greenwood Cemetery in West Point. Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Pallbearers will be his grandchildren and husbands of his grandchildren: Perry Orman, Chris Orman, Kevin Price, Reagan Lewis, Josh Williams and Byron Smith. Honorary pallbearers are the employees of Orman’s Welding.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sally Kate Winters Home, P.O. Box 1233, West Point, MS 39773.
Friends may leave condolences online at robinsonfh.net.
BOONEVILLE – Paul Gordon Hatfield, 78, died Sunday, April 28, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He attended Jumpertown Church of Christ. He worked for Asplundh Tree Co. for 25 years. He retired from Tupelo Public Works. He enjoyed fishing and doing yard work. He loved his family dearly.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Kesler Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Bro. Terry Roberts officiating. Kesler Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Cora Hatfield of Booneville; two daughters, Anna Wren (Glen) of Baldwyn and Renee Roberts (Terry) of Booneville; two sons, Gary Hatfield (Gail) of Blackland and David Hatfield (Phyllis) of Starkville; one sister, Shelby Roberts (Charlie) of Baldwyn; nine grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Acker and Rachael Hatfield; one daughter, Shelia Coleman; and one brother, Robert Hatfield.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. today.
NETTLETON – John Lesley “Johnny” Moody, 62, died Sunday, April 28, 2013, in Nettleton after a long illness. He was born on Aug. 31, 1950, in New Albany to Leroy Moody and Annie Tibwell Moody. He grew up in the Martintown community of Union County and had resided in the Nettleton area the last 40 years. He was formerly a truck driver and later was a plumber for Nash Plumbing Company before becoming disabled. A Baptist, he enjoyed fishing, hunting and piddling with old cars as a “shade tree” mechanic.
A service celebrating his life will be held at 4:30 p.m. today at Nettleton Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Mac Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Jones Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to service time today at Nettleton Chapel.
Survivors include his daughters, Barbara Moore (Jackson) of Nettleton, Tina Hawkins (Jimmy) of Hamilton and Nancy Moody of New Albany; his son, Johnny Moody Jr. of Nettleton; a brother, Clyde Moody (Glenda) of Nettleton; a sister, Diane Hale of Kennett, Mo.; six grandchildren; and his caregiver and the mother of his children, Martha Freshour of Nettleton.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Paul Moody.
Pallbearers will be Thomas Moody, Michael Moody, Nick McDaniel, Wiley Hallmark, James Goss and Johnny Justice.
Condolences may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
STEWART – Billy “B.R.” Forbes, 74, died Sunday, April 28, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Eupora.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Greensboro Cemetery in Webster County. Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
NEW ALBANY – Lorene Williams Wise, 90, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 26, 2013, at Dogwood of New Albany. She was born Sept. 27, 1922, to Norman Loftin Williams and Mocilla Celia Robbins Williams in Pontotoc County. She was a mother and homemaker who loved gospel singing, embroidery, flowers and her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of Green Valley Baptist church in Pontotoc.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Forest Hill East Funeral Home in Memphis with the Rev. Jerry Wise and the Rev. James Hall officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill East Cemetery.
She is survived by two daughters, Wanda Moroney of Pontotoc and Myra Byrd (David) of Memphis; one son, Randy Wise (Cori) of Mansfield, Ohio; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Huey Wise; her son-in-law, Jerry Moroney; and one brother and four sisters.
Pallbearers will be Don Moroney, Wyatt Moroney, Drew Moroney, Gary Hatcher, Jason Byrd, Kirk Wise, Patrick Ferguson and Presley Ferguson.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.
The family request that memorials be made to: Sanctuary Home Hospice, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38803.
BURNSVILLE – Howard L. “Radar” Ragan, 55, died Saturday, April 27, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Iuka. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.
CORINTH – William Raymond “Bill” Baross, 59, died Sunday, April 28, 2013, at McNairy County General Hospital in Selmer, Tenn.
Services will be at 7 p.m. today at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories in Corinth. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be left at www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.
GREENWOOD – Hilda Cole Crenshaw, 91, died Sunday, April 28, 2013, at Tyler Holmes Memorial Hospital in Winona. She was born in Charleston on May 30, 1921, to James and Essie Arendale Cole. She was a graduate of Charleston High School. Was employed as a secretary at Williams and Lord Funeral Home and the American Red Cross, and she was a cotton classer at USDA in Greenwood. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Greenwood, where she was in the choir for a number of years. Her hobbies included gardening, singing and sewing.
Visitation will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Williams & Lord Funeral Home in Greenwood. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Williams & Lord Funeral Home with the Rev. Bernard Wiggins officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in North Carrollton.
She is survived by a daughter, Kay Crenshaw (Jimmy) Kent of Winona; three sons, John D. (Mary Ann) Crenshaw Jr. of Roswell, Ga., William Richard (Polly) Crenshaw of Tupelo and James Edwin (Twana) Crenshaw of Tupelo; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Doug Crenshaw, in January 2013; and three brothers and five sisters.
Pallbearers will be Jim Kent, Jeffrey Kent, Jay Crenshaw, Michael Crenshaw, Chris Crenshaw and Cole Crenshaw.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60601-7633 or to the donor’s choice.
An online guestbook may be signed at www.williamsandlord.com.
RED BAY, Ala. – Wanda Garrison Fitts, 61, died Sunday, April 28, 2013, at her home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay. Burial will be in Red Bay City Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
RED BAY, Ala. – Keith Credille, 48, died Monday, April 29, 2013, at Red Bay Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home in Red Bay, Ala.
HAMILTON – Sylvia Harmon Sikes, 68, passed away on Monday, April 29, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, in Columbus. She was born July 4, 1944, in Clay County to Mary Aumarie Davis and Sam Harmon. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She married Wayne Grant Sikes on Aug. 1, 1966, in Lowndes County.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Donnie Davis officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Garden Cemetery in West Point. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Wayne Sikes of Hamilton; one daughter, Suzanne Odom of Hamilton; two sons, Billy Sikes of Cullman, Ala., and Chad Sikes of Hanceville, Ala.; seven grandchildren, Dustin Odom, Anna Odom, Drew Odom, Jackson Sikes, Grant Sikes, Bryce Sikes and Abby Sikes; one sister, Sandra King (Kenny Roberts) of Hamilton; and one brother, Ben Harmon of West Point.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, David Harmon.
Pallbearers will be Dustin Odom, Drew Odom, Kenny Stokes, Kenny Roberts, Jackson Sikes, Grant Sikes, Bryce Sikes and Tommy Harmon.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Calvert Funeral Home.
Friends may leave an online condolence at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.
IUKA – Lois J. Long, 99, died Monday, April 29, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Iuka. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
VERONA – Elizabeth Fairchild, 63, died Sunday, April 7, 2013. She was born Feb. 16, 1950, to Rodney and Norma Parks. She served three years in the Army as a licensed practical nurse, achieving the rank of sergeant. Following her discharge from military duty, she remained active in civic organizations as a member of the VFW, the DAV and as a lifetime member of the American Legion. She was a member of South Green Baptist Church and a homemaker.
Private family services will be held at a later date. Lee Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her son, Michael Keith Fairchild Sr. (Melissa) of Olive Branch; her mother, Norma Kandlebinder of Arkansas; a sister, Norma Romeo; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father and her close friend, Talmadge Stubblefield.
Memorials may be made to Veterans Park.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.leememorialonline.com.
SHANNON – Robin Filgo, 92, died Sunday, April 28, 2013, at his home after a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Lee Memorial Funeral Home.
MYRTLE – Von Ray, 89, died Monday, April 29, 2013, at his home in Myrtle. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service of New Albany.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8:30 p.m. today.
Jim Forrest Jr.
TUPELO – James Gailey “Jim” Forrest Jr., 64, died Sunday, April 28, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center Hospice. He was born in Kentucky on May 13, 1948, to James and Mary Joyce Forrest. He was a longtime Head Start school bus driver. He enjoyed traveling and reading the Bible. He was very involved with the juvenile and adult jail ministry and soul winning. He was an active member of Lakeview Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Pastor Robert Garland and the Rev. Danny Robbins officiating. Burial will be in Tupelo Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife of 15 years, Nancy S. Forrest of Tupelo; three daughters, Kimberly Bogard of Louisiana, Nanci Forrest of California and Staci Dady of Minnesota; five grandchildren, Dakota and Shawn Dady, and Rebecca, Desirae and Megan Bogard; one sister, Sara Lucas of Nevada; his brother, Luke Forrest of California; and his father, James Gailey Forrest Sr. of California.
He was preceded in death by his mother and his two brothers, George and Fred Forrest.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday and continue from noon until service time Saturday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
TUPELO – Charles H. “Peter” Williams, 64, died Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at his home in Tupelo.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Mt. Moriah Holiness Church in Guntown. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Verona is in charge of the arrangements.
HOULKA – Clarcy Loreane Wilson, 83, passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a member of Hebron Baptist Church and a lifelong resident of Houlka.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc. Bro. Dean Moody will officiate. Burial will follow in Oak Forest Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by a daughter, Annette Simmons; grandson, Chad Simmons (Jennifer); granddaughter-in-law, Greta Simmons; great-grandsons, Ethan Sherrill and Cody Hancock; great-granddaughters, Lauren Roseberry (Terry), Briana Simmons and Lexi Serrano; four great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Buren Walls; her father, John Wesley Lindsey; her mother, Venice Lindsey; a grandson, Nip Simmons; sisters, Veola Brown and Maeola Warren; and brothers, R.O. Lindsey, Harvel Lindsey and Marvin Lindsey.
Pallbearers will be Terry Roseberry, Ethan Sherrill, Mike Ford, Michael Paden, Dalton Baker, Devon Baker and Sam Russell.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday.
BLUE SPRINGS – Sylvia Thompson, 72, passed away Sunday, April 28, 2013. She was born Jan. 11, 1941, in Pontotoc to Anthony McCord Sr. and Verna Holcomb McCord. She loved doing word search puzzles and spending time with her family. She was a member of The Church of Acts.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc. Bro. Charlie Ganey will officiate. Burial will follow in the Endville Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by four children, Lisa Thompson, Donnise Keller (Eugene) and Dena Chunn, all of Blue Springs, and Randy Chunn of Pontotoc; a daughter-in-law, Judy Thompson of Louisiana; grandchildren, Wendy Thompson, Will Thompson, Eddie and Chelsey Thompson, Shawn and Jamie Thompson, all of Louisiana, Brandon Chunn of Pontotoc, Corey Whaley and Courtney Hicks, Trey Whaley and April Crumpton, Lauren and Brandin Bane, all of Blue Springs, Josh Williams and Bree Shestak, Embril Williams and Tony Stevens, all of Alabama, Natasha Smith of Tennessee; great-grandchildren, Destiny Thompson, Kaelyn Thompson, Brooklyn Crumpton, Dustin Thompson, Kason Thompson and Skylar Smith; sister, Charlotte Kingsley (Mike); brother, Larry McCord (Ann); very special niece, Vaniece Ivy (Scott); and special friends, Larry and Haley Mills, and Michael and Demetra Marcantel.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Steve Thomspon; a son, Steve “Tony” Thompson; her parents; and a brother, Junior McCord.
Pallbearers will be Brandon Chunn, Josh Williams, Corey Whaley, Trey Whaley, Shawn Thompson and Eddie Thompson. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Knight, Michael Marcantel, Adam Coker and Kenneth Page.
Visitation will continue from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.
SMITHVILLE – Trina Pace Bishop, 43, died Sunday, April 28, 2013. She was born Feb. 5, 1970, in Springfield, Ill., to Andrew “Andy” and Donna Dale Pace. She graduated from Itawamba High School and lived most of her life in Monroe County. She was very outgoing and enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her kids, being around people, making friends, and taking trips to the river with her kids and friends. She had a huge heart and shared what she had with others. Her house was often visited by her friends, family and her children’s friends.
She is survived by her two sons, Jamie and Joshua Pace, both of Smithville; her parents, Donna and Andy Pace of Fulton; sister, Lynette Halterman (Dale Boozer) of Centralia Ill.; brother, Steve Pace (Sunny) of Wren; niece, Jaylee Pace; and nephews, Nicholas and Donovan Turner, Nathan and Austin Halterman.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Jessica Pace; grandparents, Ben and Addie Pierce, and Loraine and Robert Dale; aunt, Bertie Anderson; and uncles, George, John and Willie Pace.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Bro. Robert Fowlkes officiating.
Honorary pallbearers will be David Greenhill, Chris Tunnel, Shannon Prestage, Kevin Brown, Derick Evans and Cody Coleman.
Visitation will be from noon to 1:49 p.m. Wednesday.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
RIPLEY – Mertie Mae Decanter Lindsey, 83, died Sunday, April 28, 2013, at her home in Ripley. She was born April 21, 1931, in Tippah County to Elihue and Emily Leopard Decanter. She was a homemaker and a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved her Lord, her church and her family. She attended Mt. View Baptist Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Bro. Randy Hurt and Bro. Tim Childers officiating. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery in Ripley. McBride Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Ann Hodum of Ripley; one son, Terry Lindsey (Wanette) of Ripley; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Doyle Lindsey; her parents; one son, Dale Lindsey; one brother, Robert Decanter; and one great-granddaughter, Riley Hodum.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons and great-grandson, Scott Hodum, Jason Hodum, Mitchell Dale Lindsey, Tommy Joe Lindsey, Tyler Lindsey and Jamie Greer.
Visitation will continue from 7 a.m. to service time today at the funeral home.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.