Obituaries April 5, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

Iris Stinson
OXFORD – Iris Pulliam Stinson, 98, died Friday, March 30, 2012, at her home in Oxford. She was born Aug. 4, 1913, to Holmes Marshall and Lillian Belle Byrd Pulliam in Tippah County. She was a homemaker and a member of Harmony Baptist Church in Walnut, where she formerly resided.
Services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 31, 2012, at Harmony Baptist Church in Walnut with Bro. Brian Tatum officiating. Burial was in Harmony Cemetery in Walnut. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley was in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Kay Gunn of Walnut and Ruth Williams (Ed) of Oxford; one sister, Carolyn Harrell of Ridgeland; one brother, James Pulliam (Louise) of Bolivar, Tenn.; eight grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl M. Stinson; her parents; one son, Charles E. Stinson; one daughter-in-law, Mary Jo Stinson; one sister, Annie Thomas; one brother, Mansel Pulliam; and two grandchildren, Kathy Gunn Wells and Marshall Gunn.
Pallbearers were Tommy Mills, Kevin Mills, Tylor Mills, Blake Mills, Eric Mills, Sam Carmichiel and Colby Carmichiel. Honorary pallbearers were Valeria Weatherly’s Sunday school class of Harmony Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to Harmony Baptist Church, 28960 Hwy. 15 N, Walnut, MS 38683; or to a charity of choice.
Sign the guestbook online at www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.

Hazel Cleveland
GOLDEN – Hazel Junior Cleveland, 81, died Monday, April 2, 2012. He was born on Feb. 23, 1931, to Jerry Anderson and Beatrice Rogers Cleveland in Itawamba County. He was a member of the Saucer Creek Church of Christ. He was a lifelong sportsman. He was a corporal in the Army, stationed in Germany. He was retired from Mueller Brass.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Senter Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Johnny Taylor and Bobby Cleveland officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, John (Beth) Cleveland of Centerville, Va.; sisters, Kathleen Garrison, Earlene Strickland and Opelene Garrison; brothers, Clarence, Billy Ray and Jerry Wayne Cleveland; grandchildren, Megan, Courtney and Kellie Reed Cleveland; special friend, Sue Taylor; more than 100 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Wood Cleveland; his parents; a son, Gary Lee Cleveland; brothers, Larry, Bobby, Virgil, Rex, Grady and Harold Cleveland; and sisters, Revenelle Taliaferro and Charlene Cleveland.
Pallbearers will be Charles, Freddy, Arnold, Tony, Lanny and Danny Cleveland, Matt Graham and Ricky Summerford.
Honorary pallbearers are James Cleveland, Claude Shook and Dwight Johnson
Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to service time today.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com.

Joyce Mann
RIPLEY – Joyce Evelyn McKee Cox Mann, 76, died Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at Tippah County Hospital Nursing Home in Ripley.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Donnie DeBord officiating. Burial will be in McKee Cemetery in Falkner. McBride Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 7 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
Sign the guestbook online at www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.
John Baker
NETTLETON – John Lee “Mitch” Baker, 76, died Saturday, March 31, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was a son of John Henry Baker and Inell “Morrow” Baker. He was a member of the New Prospect M.B. Church of Nettleton. He attended school in Wren and Sims of Nettleton. He was a former employee at Mid-South Packing Company, Frisco Railroad and later Barnes Crossing Mall. He enjoyed fishing, working in his yard and watching the TV, especially western movies. He enjoyed going to church with his wife and family.
Services will be held at 1p.m. Friday at New Prospect M.B. Church with Rev. George Taylor officiating. Darden and Sons Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Marie Jean Baker of Nettleton; five sons, Rodney Barrentine, Isaac Baker, both of Grand Rapids, Derrick (Semeila) French of Atlanta, Eric (Lawanda) Baker of Tupelo and John (Tiffany) Baker of Guntown; five daughters, Vickie Baker of Kalamazoo, Phyllis Baker, Wanda Baker, both of Grand Rapids, Orphie (Rodney) Meaders of Amory and Margaret Devould of Tupelo; two brothers, Walter (Mary) Baker of Plantersville and John Henry (Callie Sue) Baker of Tupelo; four sisters, Aline Birks of Nettleton, Jimmie Nell (Tom) Pierce of Shannon, Mary Ellen Hodges of Nettleton and Ora Mae Baker of Grand Rapids; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Robert Lee “Timble” Baker.
Visitation will be held today from 2 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Family hour will be from 6 to 7 p.m. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to services on Friday.

Edith McNair
HOULKA – Edith L. McNair, 73, died Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at Graceland Nursing Home in Pontotoc. She was born March 18, 1939, in Calhoun County. She attended Bruce High School. She was a nursing assistant at Graceland Nursing Home. She was also a caregiver for many years, working in many areas. She was a member of Rocky Mt. Baptist.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Pete Gregory and Bro. Steve Tapley officiating. Burial will be held in Mt. Moriah in Bruce. Parker Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her brothers, J.W. (Linda) Tapley of Houlka and Odis W. (Sandra) Tapley of Pearl.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jerome and Maudie Pinion Tapley; her son, Eric Stacy McNair; and a sister, Shirley Murphree.
Pallbearers will be Steve Tapley, T.J. Tapley, Danny Gregory, Jim Prewett, Gary Dean Tapley and Rickey Gregory.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
An online guest register can be signed at www.parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com.

Clifton Jones
BLUE SPRINGS – Clifton Ray Jones, 49, formerly of Tupelo, died Monday, April 2, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was a member of Eggville Freewill Baptist Church and an employee of Day-Brite Lighting. An animal lover, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding his motorcycle.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc with the Rev. Gerald Gann officiating. Burial will follow in the New Harmony Cemetery in Union County.
Survivors include his wife, Ann Jones of Blue Springs; his mother, Dianne Jones of Tupelo; two brothers, Jason Jones and Brad Jones; one sister, Tracy Harris; two stepdaughters, Kristen Stegall (Daniel) and Ginger Hill (Chris); four grandchildren, Dalton and Kaleb Stegall, Anniston Hodges and Colton Hill; one nephew, Jarrod Greer; one niece, Leighann Harris; two brothers-in-law, Randy Moody (Dianne) and Michael Dean Bailey.
He was preceded in death by his father, Billy Ray Jones; and his grandparents, Herbert and Dolly Roberts, Jack Jones and Ruby Jones.
Visitation will be from noon to service time today.

Bryant Ewing
TUPELO – Bryant Ewing, 79, died Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Patrick Ewing and Stephen Ewing officiating. Burial will be in Tupelo Memorial Park.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Mary Johnson
FULTON – Mary Louise Weatherspoon Johnson died Saturday, March 31, 2012, at her home. She was a member of Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church. She served faithfully as a pastor’s wife for many years at Shady Grove M.B. Church in Myrtle. She was a loving and faithful homemaker and was very good at taking care of her family and others. She loved cooking, gardening, canning, quilting and singing.
Services will be held at noon Saturday at Pine Grove M.B. Church in Fulton with Rev. Greg Pegues officiating. Dr. James Tucker will deliver the eulogy. Burial will follow in the church’s cemetery. Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her devoted husband of 65 years, Rev. William A. Johnson of Fulton; one son, John (Lue Jean) Johnson of Tupelo; six grandchildren, Patrenia (Reggie) Miller, Andrew (Amelia) Johnson, Toddrick Johnson, Candice Johnson of Tupelo, Nedra Hersey and John (Nikita) Johnson of Memphis; 15 great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Pallbearers are Rodney Johnson, Jimmy Johnson, Reginald L. Jones, Reginald J. Miller, Minister Reginald Miller and Joel Jones.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the J.W. Porter’s Chapel and one hour prior to services on Saturday.
Online condolences may be made to the Johnson family at www.grayson-porters.com.

Debra Reed
BALDWYN – Debra Marie “Deb” Reed, 56, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at her home in Baldwyn. A native of Illinois, she was born June 17, 1955, to August and Kathlyeen Thorne Manilla. She and her family had recently moved to the area.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Wheelers Chapel Church with Pastor Jay Jones officiating. Private burial will follow in Union Cemetery on Easter Sunday. W. E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 28 years, Mike Reed of Baldwyn; one daughter, Tonya Anderson of Illinois; five stepchildren, Michael Wayne Reed Jr. (Racheal) of Perryville, Mo., Eva Micheal Ta (Tua Van Ta) of Bayou La Batre, Ala., Virgil Lee Reed (Shauna) of Baldwyn, Steve R. Reed (Kathryn) and Linda D. Reed Chad (Brad Chad), all of Perryville, Mo.; and one granddaughter.

Elizabeth Fowlers
BALDWYN – Elizabeth Spencer Fowlers, 84, formerly of Baldwyn, died Monday, April 2, 2012, at her home in Plano, Texas. She was a property manager before retiring.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Jim Irvin officiating. Burial will be in Pratt Cemetery.
She is survived by one son, Guy Michael Adams (Ann) of Plano, Texas; two grandchildren, Michael Jason Adams and Christopher Cade Adams (Kerri); three great-grandchildren, Jackson Oliver Adams, Carolyn Marie Adams and Lila Grace Adams; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Carmon Loftin Spencer, and three brothers, Bud Spencer, Charles Spencer and Billy Joe Spencer.
Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service today.

James Hargett
GOLDEN – James Gordon Hargett, 71, died Monday, April 2, 2012, at home following a lengthy illness. He was a native of Memphis and a retired artist and art professor for Itawamba County schools and various colleges and universities in the South. He was a member of Old Union Baptist Church in Belmont.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at Old Union Cemetery in Belmont with Bro. Jerry Ginn officiating. Burial was in Old Union Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Myrna Jane Jolley Hargett of Golden; two children, Tiffany Marsh (Shawn) of Memphis and Dr.Trisha Guy (Ronnie) of Rembert, S.C.; his mother, Lillie Mae Hargett of Golden; one sister, LaVerne Hargett Golden of Millington, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Trace Guy and Sarah Eden Guy, both of Rembert, S.C.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Larry G. Hargett and an infant brother, Charles Larry Hargett.
Pallbearers were Gerald Smith, Ronnie Guy, Phillip Cain, Jason Kuykendall, Tommy Ferguson and Joey Cruse. Honorary pallbearers were Terry Motes, Steve Cain, Halbert Pitts, John Smith and Jerry Owens.
The family requests that any memorials be sent to Old Union Baptist Church in Belmont or LeBonheur Children’s Hospital.

Earl Broome Sr.
LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. – Earl Wayne Broome Sr., 93, died Tuesday, April 3, 2012, in Lee’s Summit, Mo.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Lee Chapel at First Baptist Church in Batesville with Dr. Tommy Snyder officiating. Burial will follow in Magnolia Cemetery in Batesville. Wells Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday.

James Brandley
YORK, Ala. – James Brandley died Tuesday, April 3, 2012. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Darden and Sons Funeral Home of Amory.
Billie Ann Lucas
HAMILTON – Billie Ann Nash Lucas, 78, died Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus after an extended illness. She was born Aug. 15, 1933, to Efford Nash and Virginia Ann Smith Nash in Aberdeen. She was a life long resident of Monroe County. She graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1951. She was a homemaker and enjoyed reading and doing crafts, especially crocheting. She loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren dearly. She was a member of Center Hill Baptist Church.
A private family graveside service will be at Center Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, James Hershel Lucas of Hamilton; two daughters, Donna Lucas Dillard of Tupelo and Lisa Lucas Johnson and husband, Greg of Oxford; four sons, Dwain Lucas and wife, Donna of Greenwood Springs, Tim Lucas and wife, Mickey of Brewer Community, James Richard Lucas and wife, Jan of Athens, Tenn., and Larry Lucas and wife, Susan of Saltillo; 11 grandchildren, Stacy Davis, Derek Lucas, Joseph Dillard, Brian Lucas, Daniel Lucas, Blythe Dillard Foster, Heather Lucas, Roston Lucas, Jessica Lucas, Samuel Lucas and Grace Lucas; and five great-grandchildren, Ally Davis, Marley Riley, Preston Gray, David Lucas and Lily Dillard.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Wilda Reedy and one son-in-law, Mike Dillard.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a favorite charity.
Sign the register and send condolences online at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Verna Wheeler
FULTON – Verna Chamblee Wheeler, 98, died Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at Dogwood Assisted Living in Fulton. She was born April 30, 1913, to Charlie and Ida Belle Johnson Chamblee. She was the oldest member of Pine Grove Church of Christ. She spent many hours working in her flowers and enjoyed sharing them with friends and neighbors. One of her favorite pastimes was quilting. Her beautiful quilts brought joy to her many friends and loved ones. She had been a resident of Dogwood Assisted Living the past few months where she appreciated the care she received.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the McNeece – Morris Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Russ Crosswhite and Minister Ryan Ary officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Charles Howard Wheeler (Marjorie) and one daughter, Wanda Bowen, both of Fulton; three grandchildren, Jamie Wheeler (Christy), Debbie Gann (Phil) and Kathy Wheeler; three great-grandchildren, Jason Gann, Drew and Matthew Wheeler; a special niece, Barbara Miles (Bill); and numerous other nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, R.C. Wheeler, who died in 1995; five brothers, Delton, Fred, Ewing, Travis and Clarence Chamblee; four sisters, Nellie Ray Pierce, Effie Wheeler, Vessie Floyd and Reba Trulove; and one son-in-law, Major Bowen.
Pallbearers will be Wayne Spencer, Steve Johnson, Rommie Wilemon, Kendall Johnson, Tommy Guntharp and Bill Miles.
Visitation will continue from 7 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be left at www.mcneecemorrisfuneralhome.com.

Jewel Hall
NEW ALBANY – Jewel Paralee Hill Hall, 96, died Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Union County. She was born June 29, 1915, in Union County to Alexander and Lila Turner Hill. She was a homemaker and enjoyed fishing, gardening and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a member of Martin Baptist Church.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at United Funeral Service with Rev. Andy Russell, Rev. Mike Johnson and Rev. Chip Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Martin Cemetery. United Funeral Service of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by two daughters, Dorothy Gregory and Mary Lou Raines (Johnny); two sons, Paul Hall (Pat) and Charles Hall (Lana), all of New Albany; 16 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and numerous great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Hall; one daughter, Joyce Andrews; and two sons-in-law, Hershel Gregory and Herbert Andrews.
Pallbearers will be Brad Raines, John Raines, Mickey Hall, Jeff Hall, Ryan Hall, Johnny Gregory, Bill Gregory and Scott Gregory.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.

Billie Joyce Witherspoon
BLUE SPRINGS – Billie Joyce Witherspoon died Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary.

Will Randle
TUPELO – Will Randle, 28, died Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at his home.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors.
Visitation will be announced in Friday’s full obituary.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.
James Robinson
WEST POINT – James John Robinson, 69, died Monday, April 2, 2012, at the Clay County Medical Center. He was born May 20, 1942, to Simon Robinson and Mary Lenoir Robinson. He was a farmer and a member of Fountain Head M.B. Church.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at the Fountain Head M.B. Church in West Point with Rev. Donald Anderson officiating. Williams Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Shirley Robinson of Tupelo and Cassandra Hunter of West Point; one son, James Robinson of Tupelo; four sisters, Janie Seals of Prarie, Mary Shelton and Annie Robinson, both of West Point, and Georgia Robinson of Atlanta; and four brothers, Johnnie Robison, Jessie Robinson, both of West Point, Willie Robinson and William Robinson both of Prairie.
He was preceded in death by one brother, David Robinson; his parents; and three grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the Williams Memorial Chapel.

Josie Whitfield-White
OKOLONA – Josie-Whitfield-White, 88, died Sunday, March 25, 2012. She was born March 3, 1924, to Jennie Dobbs Whitfield and Louis Whitfield Sr., in Okolona. She graduated from Okolona College in May 1944. In 1956, she moved to South Bend, Ind. She was a member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church. She taught Sunday school for 41 years and sang in the Mass Choir. She served as the president of the NAACP for four years and was an active member of the Democratic Party.
Services were held Saturday, March 31, 2012, in Greater St. John Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be at 4 p.m. today at the Clarks Chapel Cemetery in Okolona. Williams Memorial is in charge of the local arrangements. Clark O’Neal Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements in South Bend.
Survivors include four children, Maggie White-Kerr (Lloyd Sr.) of Bolingbrook, Ill., Calvin White (Renee’) of Fairview, Tenn., Joyce White-Johnson of Rochester, N.Y., and Elois White of South Bend, Ind.; 16 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her son, Jesse White Jr.; siblings, Celia Crump, Victoria Robinson, Ollie Dobbs and Louis Whitfield; and two nephews, James Louis Whitfield and Otis Robinson Jr.
Visitation will be held at 3 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Sign the guestbook online at www.clarkoneal.com.

Inez Morrison
RIPLEY – Mary Inez Chapman Morrison, 93, died Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at Tippah County Hospital Nursing Home. She was born Feb. 15, 1919, to Hugh and Mary Ralph Chapman. She was a member of Chapman Church of Christ. She was retired from Tippah County Hospital after working in the Linen Department for 15 years. She kept grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was an avid quilter, gardener, Duke fan and loved caring for all animals.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Chapman Church of Christ with Mark Lindley officiating. Burial will be in Chapman Cemetery. Ripley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by three daughters, Lavaugn Carmichiel (Butch) of Corinth, Sandra Hopper (Ricky Joe) of Walls and Joan Berryman (Jimmy) of Ripley; two sons, Tony Morrison (Jane) of Ripley and Dale Morrison (special friend, Becky) of Ripley; one brother, W.M. Chapman (Janie) of Ripley; sister-in-law, Christine Chapman of Ripley; 14 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren; and caregiver, Stephanie Longoria.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Morrison; her parents; four sisters, Gladys Robertson, Georgia Morrison, Clytee Wood and Valcie Hurt; and three brothers, Hollis, Ralph and Millikin “Mig” Chapman.
Pallbearers will be Lynn Carmichiel, Sammie Carmichiel, Lannie Hopper, Keylon Berryman, Bryan Hopper, Ricky Hopper, II, Tracy Morrison and Clinton Morrison. Honorary Pallbearers will be Steve, Sam, Ethan and Colby Carmichiel; Keith, Thad, C.J., Zack and Justin Berryman; Jerry and Erik Longoria; David Ward; Colton Morrison; B.J. Alley; Austin, Andrew, Hayden and Matthew Hopper; Tyler Gilliland and Zak Thornton.
The body will be at church by noon today.
To view obituaries online and sign guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.

Betty Burnett
ARTESIA – Betty Burnett, 62, died Sunday, April 1, 2012, at the JMS Burn Center in Augusta, Ga.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Matthews M.B. Church in Artesia where Rev. Nathaniel Vest is the pastor. Rev. Thomas Rice of New Hope M.B. Church in Artesia will officiate. Burial will follow in the church’s cemetery. Fields Funeral Home of Okolona is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors included two sons, Nathaniel Burnett of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Ellis (Kristen) Burnett of Artesia; one daughter, Edna (Angelo) Hall of Starkville; one brother, Jessie (Minnie) Walker of Columbus; one sister, Sammie Bush of Starkville; four grandchildren, LaQuasha Smith and JaCobie Burnett of Crawford, Kiersten and Kaylee Burnett of Artesia; and one great-grandson, Denarian Smith of Crawford.
Visitation will be held from noon to 6 p.m. today at Carter’s Funeral Home in Columbus. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service time at the church.
Louise Graham
FULTON – Mary Louise Graham, 89, died Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at The Meadows. She was born April 11, 1922, in Mississippi to Martin Wister and Celia McCoy Graham. She had attended Fairview Baptist Church before going to Daniel Healthcare in 1999. She enjoyed playing dominos and spending time with her family and friends. She worked as a housekeeper.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Senter Chapel with Bro. Donald Graham and Bro. Terry Paul Graham. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Senter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include a sister, Celia Estyl Kennedy of Coeburn, Va.; three nieces, Marsha (Shelton) Meade of Fall Branch,Tenn., Phylis (Paul) Buchanan of Coeburn and Tammy (Don) Hilt of Tannersville, Va.; two nephews, Paul (Faye) Kennedy of Radford,Va., and Oudie (Alisa) Kennedy of Wise, Va.; and several great-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Eupal Byram and Vera Gable; four brothers, James Graham, Coil Graham, Ned Graham and an infant brother; and several nephews.
Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Friday.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com.

Barbara Miller
HORN LAKE – Barbara Joan Carson Miller, 67, died Tuesday, April 2, 2012, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. She was formerly of Woodland. She was born Sept. 14, 1944, in Red Bank, N.J., to John Edward Carson and Virginia Louise Edmondson. She was a retired medical records clerk for Methodist University Hospital.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in the Atlanta Community with Rev. Patrick Collins officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Houston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her sisters, Rose and Ron Ruth of Richland Hills, Wash., and Teresa and Rick Bartley of Tampa, Fla.; her brothers, Eddie and Nancy Carson of Raymond, Willis and Laura Carson of Stephenville, Texas, Ricky and Kelli Carson of Vicksburg and Sammy Carson of Grapevine, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arvil L. “Al” Miller on Jan. 14, 2012, and by her parents.
Pallbearers will be her brothers and her nephews.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.
Friends and family may sign and leave a message on the online register book at www.houstonfuneralhomems.com.

Randy Hill
CORINTH – Randy D. Hill, 50, died Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at his home.
Services will be held at noon Saturday at Another Chance Ministries with Bishop Carroll officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Hill Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be held Friday.

Mary Glass
WEST POINT – Mary Emma Glass, 94, died Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Calvert Funeral Home of West Point.

Roy Well
AMORY – Roy C. Well, 96, died Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus. Complete arrangements will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Earlene Hill
TUPELO – Earlene Hill died Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary.

Ellois Overton
RED BAY, Ala. – Ellois Overton died Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay.