Obituaries April 7, 2011

By NEMS Daily Journal

D. C. Gillespie
HORN LAKE – D.C. Gillespie, 88, died Monday, April 4, 2011, at the Med Burn Unit. He was born in Randolph to Sally and Hartley Gillespie and lived there until he graduated from high school. He was well known in the area by his nickname “Hoss” and was a star point guard from the 9th-12th grade. He joined the Navy in 1943 and served in the Medical Corp during World War II where he was stationed in San Diego, Ca. and New Guinea. He moved to West Memphis, Ark. in 1952 where he owned and operated Broadway Motors for many years. In 1957 he opened Paradise Gardens Cemetery at Edmondson, Ark., which he operated until he sold the business in 1997.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in the chapel of the funeral home. Burial will be in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion, Ark. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Shannon Gillespie; one daughter, Cheryl Roberson of Antioch, Tenn. and one son, Don C. Gillespie (Irene) of Lexington, S.C.; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren; numerous nieces and two special nephews, Eddy Creekmore and Cecil Jernigan.
He was preceded in death by his parents and five siblings.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.

Larry Young
TUPELO – Larry Earnest Young, 54, died Monday, April 4, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born June 5, 1956, to the late Lee Earnest Young and Erma Dell Young in Lee County.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Agnew and Sons Funeral Home in Baldwyn with Bro. Bobby Tyes officiating. Burial will be in the Full Gospel Cemetery in Baldwyn. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his sister, Betty (James) Nabors of Baldwyn; four brothers, James Young of Saltillo, Fred (Virginia) Young of Pontotoc, Kirby Young of Tupelo and Hugh Artis Young of Baldwyn; one aunt, Louise (Preston) Davis of Guntown; two uncles, Ollie (Ruby) Young of Houston and Fred (Susie) Young of Guntown; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Visitation is from 3 to 6 p.m.
Family and friends may sign the guestbook at www.agnewandsons.com.

Johnny Turner
HOULKA – Johnny Turner, 81, died Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc.

Mike Harrington
HICKORY FLAT – James Mike Harrington, 43, died Monday, April 4, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in New Albany. He was born on March 12, 1968, to William Paul and Alice Bradley Harrington in Ripley. He was an employee of Worthington Cylinder, Inc. and a former employee of Cubicon, Inc. in Ripley. He loved his children, music and the guitar. He was a member of Lowry Memorial Baptist Church.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Sanctuary Church in Union County with Bro. Casey Rutherford and Bro. Tony Baker officiating. Burial will be in Blue Mountain Cemetery. McBride Funeral Home in Ripley is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Ann Stewart Harrington of Hickory Flat; two daughters, Julia Stewart of New Albany and Lisa M. Bright of Walnut; one son, Chris Bright of Hickory Flat; one sister, Karen D. Harrington Davis (John) of Hickory Flat; one brother, Joe Paul Harrington (Elaine) of Tiplersville; and one grandchild, Bailey White of New Albany.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the church.
An online guestbook can be accessed at www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.

James Hughey
CORINTH – James H. “Speak” Hughey, died Wednesday, April 6, 2011, after an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson Funeral Services in Corinth.

Maytee Riley
WREN – Maytee Curry Riley, 81, died Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. She was born on December 17, 1929, in Pontotoc County to Claud Richard and Ada Lee Boyd Curry. She was a native of Pontotoc but had resided in Wren for the past 62 years. She was a retired supervisor in the garment industry. She loved quilting, working in her vegetable and flower gardens and cooking for her family and friends. She attended the Nettleton Pentecostal Church.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Nettleton Pentecostal Church with Rev. Larry Davis, Rev. Tommy Whaley and Rev. Sammy Legon officiating. Burial will be in Haughton Memorial Park in Amory. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Harold H. Riley of Wren; five sisters, Geneva Edwards, Alice Nicholson (Billy), Bobbie Edwards, all of Nettleton, Inez Langford (John) of Wren and Gail Legon (Sam) of Ohatchee, Ala.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Pallbearers will be Tony Nicholson, Greg Edwards, Richard Millstead, Chuck McKenney, Matt Edwards and Bob Amundsen.
Honorary pallbearer will be Billy Nicholson.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry online at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Connie Allen
SLAYDEN – Connie Mae Allen, 93, died Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at Alliance Healthcare in Holly Springs.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial will be in Slayden Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time today.

Shirley Eggerson
WEST POINT – Shirley Faye Eggerson, 57, died Wednesday, March 30, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Fountain Head Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Sykes Cemetery. Carter’s Mortuary Services in West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel.

Dan Parker Jr.
CALHOUN CITY – Dan Parker Jr., 81, died Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in North Mississippi. He was born September 19, 1929, in Sledge. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of Derma Baptist Church.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. today at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Danny Spratlin and Rev. John Warren officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery in Slate Springs. Pryor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Tommy Parker (Odean) of Calhoun City and Terry Parker (Rhonda) of Bruce; one brother, Robert Parker (Barbara) of Richland; three grandchildren, Kelly Lowe (Wes), Kristy Parker and Sara Jane Parker; and two great-grandchildren, John Garrett Lowe and Hannah Morgan Lowe.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Nelms Parker; a daughter, Jo Ann Parker; his parents, Dan Parker and Euvie Cozart Parker; and a brother, Arthur Gene Parker.
Online condolences may be made at www.pryorfuneralhome.com.

“Spud” Parish
CORINTH – Dovie Pearl “Spud” Parish, 88, died Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at her home. She was born December 29, 1922. She was a Jehovah’s Witness for more than 50 years.
Services were held Saturday, March 19, 2011, at Kingdom Hall Jehovah’s Witness in Iuka with Jeff and Christopher Jeffreys officiating. Burial was in New Salem Baptist Cemetery. Hight Funeral Home in Corinth was in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her grandchildren, Michelle Leonard Smith (Dana) of Corinth, Michael White of Meridian and Debbie Salus of Columbus, Ohio; her great-grandchildren, Chris Leonard (Ginger) of Corinth, Alex Pace (BJ) of Corinth and April Bryant of Mobile, Ala.; one great-great-granchild, Haydeen Pace; four step-great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Francis Bobbielene Embrey Loper of Shreveport, La.; a brother, Walter Willis Embrey (Mauree Bean) of Golden; a sister-in-law, June Bean Embrey of Golden; a brother-in-law, Bob Steele of Texas; a special niece and caregiver, Elsie Suggs; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her spouse and father of her children, Calvin Everett Walters and Moses Parish; her parents, William Walter and Carrie E. Maxwell Embrey; five children, Carolyn Jeanette Knowles, Carrie Mae White, Charles Everett Walters, Earnestine Walters and Earnejean Walters; her sisters, Willie Mae Robinson (Lorenzo), Mattie Faye Barnes (Dude) and Zella Ray Steele; her brothers, Erskine L. Embrey (Evelyn), M.T. Embrey (Birdie), James Kenneth Embrey (Lucy), Richard Coleman Embrey (Rita), George Samuel Embrey and Baby boy Embrey; and granchildren, Robbie Knowles and Melody Brant.

John Hanna
ABERDEEN – John Hanna, 71, died Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at the Pioneer Community Hospital in Aberdeen. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.

Billy Walton
GORE SPRINGS – Billy Sam Walton, 80, died Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital in Jackson. He was born November 20, 1930, in Calhoun County to Samuel Davis and Thelma Louise Cooper Walton. He was a U. S. Air Force veteran having served in the Korean War. He was a graduate of Mississippi State University and worked as a County Extension Agent in Tallahatchie County for 35 years. He was a member of Gore Springs Baptist Church.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Garner-Harper Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Truman Scarborough and Rev. Bernette Fielder officiating. Burial will follow at Gore Springs Cemetery. Garner-Harper Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Catherine Clanton Walton of Gore Springs; two daughters, Cathy Hudgins (Doug) of Jackson and Suzanne Hardy of Gore Springs; son, Dr. Billy Walton (Robin) of Tupelo; eight grandchildren, Matthew Walton, Jane Walton, Lauren Oaks, Travis Hudgins, Evie Hudgins, Hunter Bailey, Hallie Bailey and Brandy Hardy; two great-grandchildren, Maddox Smith and Hays Hardy; and two sisters, Mildred Cooper of Calhoun City and Betty Hardin of Ripley.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel Davis and Thelma Louise Cooper Walton.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time Friday at Garner-Harper Funeral Home.

Rudolph Young
TUPELO – Major Rudolph (Williams) Young, 64, died Monday, April 4, 2011, at his sister’s home in Tupelo. He was born April 22, 2011, to Harry Williams Sr. and Josephine Young. He was a member of Spring Hill M. B. Church. He was an employee of Purnell Pride, a truck driver for Independent and later became operating manager of the “Korner Kitchen.”
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Springhill M. B. Church in Tupelo with Rev. Gary Long officiating. Burial will be in the Porter Memorial Garden in Tupelo. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Verona is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Benita Cook of Nettleton; one son, Major Rudolph Young Jr. of Tupelo; one sister, Mary H. (Roosevelt) Cleveland of Tupelo; two brothers, Harvey (Bernice) Williams of Kansas City, Mo., and Harry (Betty) Williams Jr. of Burbank, Calif.; six grandchildren; special cousins, Elizabeth (Joe) Stubbs and James L. (Debra) Tuggers, all of Tupelo; nieces and nephews, Kizmet, Erica and Korwan; and host of other cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his grandparents, Major and Sally Young.
Visitation is from 4 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service time.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry at www.agnewandsons.com.

George Gates
OKOLONA – George Edwards Gates, 38, died Monday, April 4, 2011, in Okolona. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial in Okolona.

Elsie Davis
TOLEDO, Ohio – Elsie Davis, 98, died Thursday, March 31, 2011, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. She was born June 21, 1912, in Monroe County to Nathaniel Davis and Mary Scott. She was known as a social butterfly. She loved to dance, socialize and had a true love for watermelon. She was a member of Greater Nazarene M.B. Church.
Local services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul M.B. Church in Amory with Rev. Frederick Adams Sr. officiating. Dale-Riggs Funeral Home in Ohio is in charge of arrangements in Ohio, and Darden and Sons Funeral Home in Amory is in charge of local arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Marine Crump of Amory and Myrtle Haynes of Toledo; two sons, Robert (Iola) Davis of Amory and Willie Frank (Jerlene) Davis of Toledo; five sisters, Flora Davis-Smith, Geneva Davis-McCoats, Rebecca Davis-Wren, all of Toledo, Louise Davis-Howard of Aberdeen and John Ester Davis of Chicago; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers and sisters.

Roady Hudgins
WEST POINT – Roady Hudgins, 73, died Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at her sister’s home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Robinson Funeral Home in West Point.

Maxine Hisaw
BOONEVILLE – Maxine Kelton Hisaw, 81, died Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at Longwood Community Living Center. She was born August 5, 1929, to Oscar D. and Lois Smart Kelton. She was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church where she worked in the nursery. She retired from Prentiss Manufacturing and was an active volunteer at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Matt Wilburn officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park. McMillian Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by one son, Kent Hisaw of Booneville; one niece, Cindy (Greg) Kelton Steen of Tupelo; and a host of other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William Henry Hisaw; and one brother, Billy Kelton.
Pallbearers will be Tim Hisaw, Greg Hisaw, Jesse Hisaw, Sam Hisaw, Tyler Hisaw and Andrew Hisaw.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and until service time Friday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

Teretha Wallace
CORINTH – Teretha Ann Wallace, 59, died Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at her home.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Kenny Miles and Dr. Randy Bostick officiating. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from noon until service time Friday at the funeral home.
Online memorials can be left at www.magnoliafuneralhome.net.

Carol McVey
BOONEVILLE – Carol Ann Crabb McVey, 53, died Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth, following an extended illness. She was born November 23, 1957, in Booneville to Humbert Vester Crabb and Shellie Rue Carroll Crabb. She was a homemaker. She enjoyed fishing and spending time with her children, grandchildren, and friends.
Services will be held at 4 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. David Krech officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Nebo Cemetery. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by two sons, Joshua Denver McVey and Chance Perry, both of Booneville; a daughter, Bobbie Carol McVey Cook (Kevin) of Hills Chapel; two grandsons, Tyson Lane Cook and Tanner Step Cook of Hills Chapel; and a sister, Cammie Mayo (Danny) of New Site.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Terry Joe Crabb and Jimmy Crabb; and a sister, June McGill.
Pallbearers are Barry Laugherty, Bruce Williams, Kelly Bennett, Chase Franklin, Channing Quick and Bill Swader.

James Kilgo
SALTILLO – James C. Kilgo, 54, died Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at his home. A Lee County native and lifetime resident, he was born February 20, 1957, to Parmer and Mary Ann Reynolds Kilgo. He enjoyed fishing and loved spending time with his family. He was a member of Family Worship Center of Mantachie.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at The Family Worship Center in Mantachie with Rev. Wesley Kingsley and Rev. Paul Reynolds officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. W. E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include four children, Bradley Kilgo of Saltillo, Nathan Kilgo of Tupelo, Amanda Kilgo of Shannon and Heather Kilgo of Bradenton, Fla.; a step-daughter, Nicole Foster; his mother, Mary Ann Kilgo of Saltillo; two sisters, Teresa Guin (Randle) of Marietta and Diane Kirk (Joey) of Baldwyn; three brothers, Tommy Kilgo (Vicky) of Bruce, Perry Kilgo of Mantachie and Jeff Kilgo of Saltillo; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Parmer Kilgo and his grandparents, Noble and Pauline Reynolds and Booker and Eddie Mae Kilgo.
Pallbearers will be Brandon Kilgo, Andrew Kilgo, Justin Kilgo, Chad Kilgo, Zac Reynolds, Alex Kingsley, John McMillen and Shawn Guin.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Skyler Guin and Hunter Kilgo.
Visitation will be 3 to 8 p.m. today at the church.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Evelyn Payne
GOLDEN – Evelyn Leona Payne, 95, died Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at Tishomingo Living Center in Iuka.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont. Burial will be in New Bethel Cemetery in Belmont. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 6 to 10 p.m. today at the funeral home and until service time on Friday.

Ken Vaughn
AMORY – Kenton ONeil “Ken” Vaughn, 67, died on Wednesday, April 5, 2011, at Gilmore Memorial RMC in Amory. Born on April 20, 1943, in Amory, he was a son of Oscar and Nell Egger Vaughn. He was a graduate of Amory High School, Class of 1961; IJC; and Mississippi State University, Class of 1965. He married the love of his life, Joeann Pavlick, on July 23, 1967. He taught secondary mathematics at Houston High School, Shivers Middle School in Aberdeen and Hatley High School before retiring. He was a faithful member of Amory Church of Christ. He enjoyed fishing, working in his shop, helping others and making people smile.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Amory Church of Christ with Mr. James Wyers and Mr. Philip Hathcock officiating. Burial will be in Masonic Cemetery. E. E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Joeann Vaughn of Amory; his brother, Eddy (Joyce) Vaughn of Ackerman; his niece, Ramona (Toby) Stanford of Crystal River, Fla.; his nephews, Richard Vaughn of Saltillo; Hunter (Angel) Vaughn of Starkville and Brad Vaughn of Ackerman; his aunt, Ernestine Droke of Amory; his uncle, Bobby Egger of Memphis; his sister-in-law, Willistene (Earnest) Mitchell of Amory; his great-nieces, Kari (Bryan) Cravens and Rebecca Stanford; and great-nephews, Josh (Casey) Stanford, Jaxon Vaughn, Colby Vaughn, Taylor Vaughn, Kent Vaughn and Andrew Stanford.
Pallbearers will be Phil Sullivan, Johnny Furr, Paul Dickerson, Chris Basham, Thomas White, James Stockton, Frank Gaddy, Donnie Bowen, Murrel Tubb and Eddie Wilemon.
Honorary pallbearers will be everyone whose life has been touched in any way by Ken Vaughn.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the church.
Memorials may be given to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.eepicklefuneralhome.com.