Obituaries April 6, 2010

By NEMS Daily Journal

Betty Russum
IUKA – Betty Russum, 84, died Saturday, April 3, 2010.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ludlam Funeral Home in Iuka, followed by a graveside service at Rutledge Salem Cemetery in Iuka.

Johnny McKinney
BYHALIA – Johnny Albert McKinney, 60, died Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at Delta Medical Center in Memphis.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Pleasant Grove M.B. Church in Red Banks. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from noon to 12:55 p.m. Wednesday.
Patricia Aschoff
OXFORD – Patricia Edwards Aschoff died Thursday, April 1, 2010, at her home in Oxford. She was born in Louisville on March 15, 1939, to Ethel Westerfield and Samuel Edwards. She was raised by her grandmother, Elisha Edwards. She married Peter R. Aschoff on Sept. 25, 1982. She received degrees from Chadron State College and the University of Mississippi. She worked as a juvenile probation officer, director of the Cultural Center at the University of Northern Iowa, the full-time director of the Domestic Violence Project for nine counties in North Central Mississippi, and a special education teacher in the Oxfords School System. She was a board member for the Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence and was the first director to train Mississippi law enforcement on domestic violence procedures.
A memorial service will be at 4:30 p.m. today at the Paris-Yates Chapel. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include a son, Edward C. Aschoff; her father; a sister, Jean Conley; an aunt, Christine Edwards; and a cousin, Charlestene Daniel.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her mother, her grandmother and an uncle, James Edwards.
Memorial donations can be made to the Domestic Violence Project, P.O. Box 286, Oxford, MS 38655.
For online condolences, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.

Winnie McCain
PONTOTOC – Winnie Dale McCain, 82, died Thursday, April 1, 2010, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born Aug. 20, 1927, in Union County to Willie Watson and Ainzie Smith Watson. She was a longtime resident of Pontotoc County. She was a homemaker and a member of the Cross Road Praise Worship Center.
Services were Saturday, April 3, at Mortimer Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with Bro. David Bishop and Bro. Anthony Holmes officiating. Burial was in the Buchanan Baptist Church Cemetery in Ecru.
Survivors include three sisters, Lois Wilder (Jim) of Ecru, Shirley Henson of Fulton and Barbara Whitehead (Delane) of Pontotoc; four grandchildren, Lori Stokes, Kevin Whitehead, Brad Windham and Randy Windham; five great-grandchildren, Wesley Windham, Christina Huckaby, Josh Bramlitt, Michael Bramlitt and Brandy Windham; and one brother, Perry Canerdy of New Albany.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman McCain; and her parents.
Pallbearers will be Kevin Whitehead, Brad Windham, Randy Windham, Josh Bramlittl and Michael Bramlitt.

Barbara Sargent
BIGBEE – Barbara Ann Rea Sargent, 68, died Saturday, April 3, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. A lifelong resident of Monroe County, she was born Feb. 2, 1942, to Ruble Rea and Vedie Lee Wardlaw Robertson. She married William Thaniel Sargent in 1957. Before her retirement, she worked for PeopleLounger and Amory Garment Co. A devout Christian woman, she was a member of the Cason Baptist Church. An exceptional cook, she was a devoted wife and mother who enjoyed spending time with her family and reading.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with Bro. Tommy Whaley, Bro. Shane Crawford and Bro. Keith Ray officiating. Burial will be in the Haughton Memorial Park.
Survivors include her husband 52 years, William Thaniel Sargent of Bigbee; three sons, Tony Sargent of the home, Rob Sargent (Sharon) of Bigbee and Mike Sargent (Mandee) of Bigbee; one brother, Ruble Ray (Shirley) of Northport, Ala.; one sister, Hazel Stovall of Okolona; and seven grandchildren, Brandon, Shannon, Madison, Annah Grace, James Michael, Karleigh Ann and William Noah.
She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant daughter, Patricia Ann Sargent; and her grandparents.
Pallbearers will be Rick Stovall, Brandon Sargent, Edward Sargent, Matthew Wilson, Timmy Bishop, Keith Ray, Alex Sargent, Mark Sargent and Everett Lockridge.
Visitation will continue until service time today at the funeral home.

Larry W. Kirk
OLIVE BRANCH – Larry W. Kirk, 54, died Friday, April 2, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto in Southaven. He was born Sept. 28, 1955, in Memphis. He was a drywall contractor.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery Southwoods.
Survivors include his parents, Joe Ed and Mary Elizabeth Kirk of Olive Branch; one son, Drew Alexander Kirk of Olive Branch; one brother, Joe Ed Kirk Jr. of Olive Branch; four sisters, Rebecca Lynn Gray of Selmer, Tenn., and Kay Curtis, Lisa Hanks and Teresa Kirk, all of Olive Branch.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

William Hardy
CHICAGO – William Jamel Hardy, 28, died Tuesday, March 30, 2010, at Foster GMCGAW Hospital in Chicago.
Graveside services will be at noon today at Mt. Moriah Church Cemetery in Guntown. N.L. Jones & Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo is in charge of the arrangements.

Mae Kate Walton
NETTLETON – Mae Kate Walton, 86, died Saturday, April 3, 2010, at her home in Nettleton. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones & Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo.
Terry Cruse
OKOLONA – Terry Lee Cruse, 68, died Sunday, April 4, 2010, at his residence near Okolona after a two-year illness. He was born in Chickasaw County on Nov. 15, 1941, to Otis and Christine Franks Cruse. He lived his entire life in the Okolona area, where he was a farmer and cattleman. He worked many years in the furniture manufacturing industry. He was employed by Futorian and NettleCraft, and he retired from Unique Chairs in Okolona. He loved the land and its produce, especially his cattle, all nature and outdoors including fishing, bird and deer hunting, and gardening. He was known far and wide for perfect tomato plants and tomatoes. He enjoyed cooking with his specialty being sweet potato pies and cornbread. He loved his family and fellow man and made many contributions to their well being.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Bethany Church of God of Prophecy of Okolona with Bro. Claxton Cook, Bro. Edwin Pharr and Bro. Truman Carter officiating. Burial will follow in the Cruse Family Plot at Boone’s Chapel Cemetery. Holland Funeral Directors, Okolona Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be from noon to service time today at the church.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Laney Cruse of Okolona, whom he married March 12, 1980; four children, Terry Otis Cruse and Vickie Cruse Johnson (Adam), all of Okolona, Jeannie Miller (Ron) of Dorsey and Wade Randolph (Sande) of Nettleton; his mother, Christine Franks Cruse of Okolona; seven grandchildren, Terry Dale Cruse, Brian Harmon, Brad Harmon, Tina Beth Cruse, Linzie Holland, Hunter Holland and Austin Holland; eight great-grandchildren, Breanna, TyJobe, Trent, Emma, Mattie, GiGi, Adbreyella and Jaylynn; two brothers, Mack Cruse (Molly) of Okolona and Jackie Dean Cruse (Gail) of Okolona; a sister-in-law, Faye Rooker Cruse of Okolona; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Otis, and a brother, Herbert Cruse.
Pallbearers will be Brian Harmon, Brad Harmon, Hunter Holland, Frank Dallas, Norman Cruse, Murphy Lee Cruse, Larry Franks and Daryl Franks. Honorary pallbearers will be Rep. Preston Sullivan and Supervisor Jerry Hall.

John Moss
HOULKA – John Thomas Moss, 91, died Friday, April 2, 2010, at Floy Dyer Nursing Home in Houston. He was a farmer, factory worker and store owner before his retirement. He was married to Opal Moss; they had seven children.
Services were Sunday, April 4, at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc with the Rev. Kevin Purdon and Tommy Inmon officiating. Burial was in Old Cooke Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc was in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Opal Moss; his children, Ethelene (Lemmie D.) Cowsert, Kathelene Purdon, Charles (Wilma) Moss, Ray (Sherley) Moss and Johnny (Kathy) Moss; one stepbrother, Waymon Turney; half sisters, Charlene McCord and Pearlene (Bill) Franks; sister-in-law, Madgalene Moss; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; seven step grandchildren; seven step great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two children; three sisters; three brothers; his stepmother; and one stepbrother.
Pallbearers were Kent Moss, Jonathan Moss, Brian Hall, Gary Purdon, Carl Purdon, Daniel Purdon and Michael Moss.

Bobby Orman
CORINTH – Bobby Dill Orman, 68, died Monday, April 5, 2010, at the Magnolia Medical Center in Corinth.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Cairo Cemetery in Clay County. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be graveside from 12:45 p.m. until service time Wednesday.

Linda Theisen
POTTS CAMP – Linda Watson Theisen died Friday, April 2, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis She was born Feb. 23, 1940, in Potts Camp to Andrew and Marye (Hall) Watson. She was a housewife and a retired visual merchandiser for the Navy Exchange System.
A memorial service was held Monday, April 5, at the Springhill Baptist Church at Waterford.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Walter Theisen Sr.; two sisters, Corinne Pearson of Waterford and Suzy Stillwell (Vic) of Memphis; two sons, Walter Theisen Jr. (Gina) of Lusby Md., and Gary Theisen of Pensacola, Fla.; two daughters, Karen Jones of Grand Junction, Colo., and Kathy Theisen of Memphis; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parants and a brother, J.A. Watson Jr.
Bryan Sullivan
NETTLETON – Jimmy Bryan “Bubba” Sullivan, 45, died Sunday, April 4, 2010, at his residence in Nettleton after a sudden illness. He was born on April 6, 1964, in Tupelo to Marie Allene Hood and Jimmy Sullivan. Today would have been his 46th birthday. He lived all his life in Nettleton and Amory and graduated from Nettleton High School in l982. He was a machine operator in a factory and a convenience store clerk before becoming disabled. A Baptist, he enjoyed movies, shopping, talking on the phone and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed life.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Horace Barnes and Bro. Ricky Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery near Nettleton. Visitation will be after 5 p.m. today until service time on Wednesday.
Survivors include his life partner of over 20 years, Doug “Bubba” Smith of Nettleton; his parents, Marie Hood Cantrell (Michael) of the Bigbee community and Jimmy G. Sullivan (Peggy) of Nettleton; a daughter he helped raise, Loren Smith of Nettleton; his grandchildren, Landon and Jocelynn Skelton; his grandmother, Dixie Hood of Nettleton; his brother, Myron Sullivan of Nettleton; his sister, Tammy Clippard of Nettleton; his stepchildren, Marcy Horner of Chattanooga, Eric Smith of Corinth and Paula Hutcheson of Nettleton; a special aunt, Sheila Grantham Elliott of Tupelo; a special friend, Tracy Buckingham of Wren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a baby brother, Jeremy Sullivan, on Oct. 7, l995; and his grandparents, Allen Hood, and Kirby and Lena Sullivan.
Pallbearers will be John Bourque, Jordan Skelton, Richard Smith, Leonard Smith, Hayden Vance, Donald Denton and Jamie Harlow.

Raymer Wilson
IUKA – Raymer Wilson, 97, died Sunday, April 4, 2010, at the Tishomingo Community Living Center. Known as “Mama Whitt,”she was born Jan. 11, 1913, to Emmett and Dora Daniel Curtin. She was the widow of John Whitner “Daddy Whit” Wilson. They married March 7, 1930. She was a member of the Iuka Baptist Church since 1947, and was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 126 in Iuka.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Iuka Baptist Church.Dr. Ronnie Hatfield, Bro. G.D. Jones and Bro. Robert Moritz will officiate. Interment will follow in Cypress Grove Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Bess Hayes and husband, Peter, of Iuka; three grandchildren, Donna Young Solomon and husband, Earl, of Iuka, Rebekah Young Fedrick and husband, Lonnie, of Sugarland, Texas, and John Whitner Young and wife, Regina, of Iuka; three great-grandchildren, Christa Beth Solomon, Earl Ray Solomon Jr. and Whitney Grace Young, all of Iuka; one great-great-grandchild, Grant William Solomon of Covington, Tenn.; and a sister-in-law, Annie Mae Mauldin of Cherokee, Ala.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; an infant daughter; one sister, Pauline Curtin; five brothers, Delbert Curtin and wife, Christine, Oscar Curtin and wife, Ruby, Leonard Curtin and wife, Leona, Dennis “Pat” Curtin and wife, Edith, and Emmett Curtin Jr.; and a son-in-law, John H. Young Jr.
Pallbearers include Oscar Curtin Jr., Jimmy Calton, Charlie Malone Dean III, Mike Wilson, Randall Holt, Gene Stevens, Wally Morgan and David Nichols.
The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time today.
Memorials may be made to the Iuka Baptist Church Stained Glass Window Fund or the Iuka Baptist Church 2-52 Youth Groups, 105 E. Eastport St., Iuka, MS 38852.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Cecile Powell
TUPELO – Cecile Yvonne Powell, 87, died Saturday, April 3, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born on July 15, l922. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a wonderful homemaker and member of Calvary Baptist Church. She enjoyed sewing, craftmaking and cooking, and loved her dog, Brutus Bondinkle. She loved people and never met a stranger.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Ray Funeral Home in Cleveland. Burial will be in Cleveland. Holland Funeral Directors is in charge of local arrangements, and Ray Funeral Home of Cleveland is in charge of Cleveland arrangements.
Survivors include her two sons, Jimmy Powell of Cleveland and Bill Powell (Janice) of Greenville; a daughter, Pat Raspberry (John “Ras”) of Tupelo; three grandsons and two great-grandsons.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clarence Eugene “Buddy” Powell, in 2004; and a grandson, Michael Galtelli.
Pallbearers will be Robert Steed, Trino Soliz, Caradine “Junior” Hopkins and grandsons, Andrew, Luke and Jake Powell.
Condolences may be e-mailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Willie Lee Thomas
TUPELO – Willie Lee Thomas, 58, died Monday, April 5, 2010, at her home in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones & Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo.
Zelda Griffin
AMORY – Zelda Mae Griffin, 90, died Sunday, April 4, 2010, at her home. She was born Oct. 10, 1919, in Chickasaw County to Joseph and Menette Green. She was a member of Union Grove United Methodist Church, where she served as an usher and a member of the Methodist Women Organization. She was a homemaker and a mother for many in the Wren community. She attended Wilson School. A devoted wife and mother, most of all she loved the Lord and her family.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Union Grove United Methodist Church with Rev. Raphael Terry officiating. Burial will be in Union Grove Cemetery. Darden & Sons Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.
Suvivors include one son, John Russell (Dorothy) Griffin of Okolona; three daughters, Genette (Louis) Harper of Nettleton, Geraldine (Ellie) Terry and Shair (J.B.) Adams, both of Aberdeen; one brother, Levi (Eva Mae) Green of Akron, Ohio; two sisters, Mary Sims of Amory and Lillian Faye Marrow of Verona; 22 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. John Thomas Griffin; four sons, Elmer Griffin, John Thomas Griffin Jr., Joseph Griffin and Alex Griffin.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home with the family hour from 6 to 7 p.m. The body will lie in state one hour prior to services on Wednesday.

Deborah Sanders
BYHALIA – Deborah Fay Sanders, 58, died Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at Regional Medical Center in Memphis. She was born Oct. 2, 1951, in Memphis. She was a homemaker.
There will be no service. Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today at the Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Cemetery at Pope.
Survivors include her mother, Marjorie White of Byhalia; two sons, Jesse Sanders of Byhalia and Shane Sanders of Naples, Fla.; two brothers, Richard White and Ronald White, both of Byhalia; a sister, Barbara Baker of Byhalia; and seven grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sabrina Sanders; her father, Homer White; and a sister, Jonell Moody.

Danny Walton
MANTACHIE – Daniel Ray “Danny” Walton, 62, died Monday, April 5, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after an extended illness. He was born in Lincoln, Ill., on Sept. 17, 1947, to Harold Avery Walton Sr. and Wilma Maybelle Moore Walton. He lived all over the U.S., and in the Mantachie area for 15 years. He was a glass company manager and glass installer, specializing in windshields.
Services, visitation and burial will be in Mt. Pulaski, Ill., with Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel, in charge of local arrangements.
He is survived by his son, Ryan Walton of Mantachie; and two brothers, Harold Walton and George Walton of Mt. Pulaski, Ill.

Madge Fleming
HOUSTON – Madge Blissard Fleming, 92, died Monday, April 5, 2010, at Floy Dyer Manor in Houston. She was born June 23, 1917, in Chickasaw County to George Wesley Blissard Jr. and Cannie Rebecca Thorn. She was a homemaker and a member of Thorn United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Houston Funeral Home with Rev. Rusty Keen and Dr. Bryan Scarbrough officiating. Burial will follow at Ellzey Cemetery in Vardaman. Houston Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her sons, Dwight and Barbara Sue Fleming of Houston, and Charles and Patricia Fleming of Pontotoc; her brothers, Grady and Elizabeth Blissard, and Kimball Blissard, all of Houston; her grandchildren, Brad and Heather Fleming, Wade Fleming and fiancée, Jessica Hardin, Mary Jon and Juston Rea, Lori and Ken Hamill, and Jennifer Stephens; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Hamilton Fleming, on Aug. 1, 1983; and her brothers and sisters, Clytee Ashby, Winona Lovelace, Walton Blissard, Ulmont Blissard and John Blissard.
Pallbearers are Wade Fleming, Brad Fleming, Ken Hamill, Juston Rea, Joe Blissard and Kenny Blissard.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Friends and family may visit the online register book at www.houstonfuneralhomems.com.

Clyde Boyd
CORINTH – Clyde Boyd, 90, died Monday, April 5, 2010, at his home in Corinth. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel of Corinth.

Martha Coats
BLACKLAND – Martha Elizabeth Dees Coats died Monday, April 5, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn.

Lennox Monroe
RIENZI – Lennox Monroe, 94, died Sunday, April 4, 2010, at his home in Rienzi. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel of Corinth.
Betty Markiewicz
LAKE PIOMINGO – Betty “Elizabeth” Markiewicz, 74, died Saturday, April 3, 2010, at her home. She was born June 4, 1935, in Chicago. She grew up in Grayslake, Ill., and graduated from Grayslake Community High School. She was a longtime resident of North Chicago, working for National Press for many years. She later moved to Wisconsin, where she owned three printing businesses in Tomahawk, Schofield and Athens, Wis. She moved to Lake Piomingo in 1999. She enjoyed fishing, bowling, gardening, sewing and crafting.
Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at New Hope Full Gospel Church on Springhill Road with Pastor Chris Stacks officiating. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her sons, Tom Markiewicz (Teresa) of Lake Piomingo, Daniel Markiewicz (Beth) of Santa Rosa, Calif., and John Markiewicz of Milwaukee, Wis.; her daughters, Cathy Huber (Rick) of Beach Park, Ill., Debbie Flowler of Beach Park, Ill., and Debbie Olesak of Eggville; her daughter-in-law, Susan Knudson of Fort Collins, Colo.; 14 grandchildren, Donna Brunson (Tim) of Knoxville, Tenn., Josh Birckbichler (Jackie) of Lake Piomingo, Matthew Birckbichler (Jenn) of Lake Piomingo, Andrew Birckbichler of Lake Piomingo, Michael Pinkham of Lake Piomingo, Will Hayward (Kylie) of Saltillo, Bethany Ann Stull (Jeremy) of Alington Heights, Ill., Frederick Hammann of Santa Rosa, Calif., Matthew Markiewicz of Santa Rosa, Calif., Tracie Lynne Markiewicz of Santa Rosa, Calif., Raymond Markiewicz of Santa Rosa, Calif., Brandon Markiewicz of Santa Rosa, Calif., Marcus Brehm of Beach Park, Ill., and Dana Roberts (Kevin) of Eggville; 13 great-grandchildren, Hailey, Rayanne, Kaleb, Emma, Lacy, Braelyn, Aleigh, Alex, Katlyne, Callie, Brody, Kylie and Amy.
She was preceded in death by her longtime partner, Owen Knudson; her parents; and two great-grandchildren, Scott and Keegan
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimers Society, 1900 Dunbarton Drive, Suite 1, Jackson, MS 39216.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Jackie Grisham
RIPLEY – Leland Jackson “Jackie” Grisham Jr., 69, died Sunday, April 4, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was a retired alcohol and drug counselor for Timber Hills. He was a faithful, active member of First Baptist Church in Ripley. He served in the Mississippi Army National Guard for six years.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Ripley with Dr. Rex Yancey officiating. Burial will be in Dumas Cemetery. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Paula Sharon Smith Grisham of Ripley; three daughters, Sharon Nicole Grisham Hutchinson (Todd) of Saltillo, Jacqueline Paige Grisham Cook (Jeffrey) of Columbus and Micah Shalom Grisham Fogerty (Flynn) of Ripley; one sister, Laura Jean Medley (Russell) of Huntsville, Ala.; three brothers, Chester Grisham (Sissy) of Lake Mohawk, Dennis Grisham (Lynda) of Dumas and Kenneth Grisham of La Mesa, Calif.; eight grandchildren, Anna Cates and Sarah Grace Hutchinson, Mary Lauren, Jackson Hilton and Caroline Paige Cook, Avonlea Michele and Joseph Andrew Estes, and Isabella Gabriele Fogerty.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leland Jackson Sr. and Margaret Roberta Craig Grisham.
Pallbearers will be Jim Miller, Victor Crawford, Paul Grisham, Tommy Walter, Brian Caviness and Kerry Hill. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Braddock, Sammy Crawford, Bobby Joe Crumpton, Nelbert Lewellen, Bon Garner and the Tom Shackelford Sunday School Class at the First Baptist Church.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 3 to 8 p.m. today and from 7 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, and then from 10 a.m. to service time Wednesday at the church.
Memorials may be made to Sav-A-Life, P.O. Box 1351, Ripley, MS 38663.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.

Annie Nelson
ASHLAND – Annie Nelson, 51, died Sunday, April 4, 2010, at Briar Crest Extended Care in Ashland. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs.
Q.T. Aron
PONTOTOC – Q.T. Aron, 77, died Monday, April 5, 2010, after a long illness. He was born Sept. 24, 1932, in Sledge. He graduated from Toccopola High School and attended Itawamba Junior College. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a retired factory worker and a longtime member of County Line Baptist Church. He loved the Lord and his family.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at County Line Baptist Church in Pontotoc with Bro. Wayne Cobb officiating. Burial will be in County Line Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Joan Vee Aron of Pontotoc; one daughter, Bonnie (Bill) Sisco of Pontotoc; one son, Jeff Aron of Atlanta, Ga.; one grandson, D.J. (Emily) Fields of Pontotoc; one granddaughter, Rachel (Ryan) Swanson of Harbin, China; one great-granddaughter, Leah Fields of Pontotoc; two sisters, Dorothy (Carol) McDonald of Crawford, Ala., and Lois (Keith) Matkins of Pontotoc; three brothers, Cecil (Clarene) Aron of Pontotoc, L.V. (Magdalene) Aron of Forestdale, Ala., and J.C. (Sue) Aaron of Pontotoc; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, G.W. and Dorothy “Dolly” Aron; a sister, Mary White; and three brothers, Ekoy, Leroy and George W. Aron.
Pallbearers will be Anthony Aaron, Ricky Aron, Brian Matkins, Scotty McCormick, Mike Flaherty and Ray Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be the Adult Men’s Sunday School Class at County Line Baptist Church; and B.J. Fields, Ryan Swanson and Bill Sisco.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at County Line Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to the Gideons, P.O. Box 535, Pontotoc, MS 38863-0535.

Nan Asters
TUPELO – Nan Asters, 79, died Monday, April 5, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. She was born Oct. 7, 1930, in Memphis to John and Irene Morris. She attended Gulf Park College for Women and she was a housewife. She, along with her husband Connie, founded Connie’s Fried Chicken in 1978. She was a loving mother and adored her grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lee Memorial Park with Rev. Andy Ray officiating. Lee Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three sons, Mike Asters (Melody), Wes Asters (Alicia) and Jay Asters, all of Tupelo; one sister, Ada Carolyn Smith of Nashville, Tenn.; seven grandchildren, Clayton Asters, Matt Asters, Murphey Asters, Ethan Asters, Lydia Asters, Hayley Asters and Ben Asters.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Connie Asters; one sister, Shirley Ann Lewis; and one brother, John Wesley Morris.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, Trace Crossing Church or the Regional Rehab.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.leememorialonline.com

Ray Crowell
CHESTERVILLE – Ray Crowell , 67, died Monday, April 5, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel.

Mae Holman
OKOLONA – Willie Mae Holman died Monday, April 5, 2010, at her home in Okolona. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial Funeral Home of Okolona.

Bro. Tommy Crowe
EUPORA – Bro. Thomas “Tommy” Crowe, 70, died Sunday, April 4, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Eupora.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Wise Funeral Home in Eupora. Burial will be in Maben Memorial Gardens.

Estelle Kelly
PONTOTOC – Estelle C. Kelly, 94, died Monday, April 5, 2010, at Golden Living Nursing Home in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

Daisy Lee Rush
HAMILTON – Daisy Lee Rush, 69, died Monday, April 5, 2010, at her home in Hamilton. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.

James Lenoir Sr.
ABERDEEN – James E. “Bo” Lenoir Sr., 66, died Monday, April 5, 2010, at Pioneer Community Hospital in Aberdeen. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen.

Tammie Rea
NEW ALBANY – Tammie Rea, 51, died Monday, April 5, 2010, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany.

Frances Maclin
COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. – Frances Karen May Maclin, 53, died Sunday, April 4, 2010, as the result of an automobile accident. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home in Ripley.