Obituaries April 7, 2013

By NEMS Daily Journal

Billy G. Hardin
RIPLEY – April 6, 2013 Billy G. Hardin died at 1:20 am at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo, Ms. He was a retired truck driver for Signal Delivery Service (Sears). He was a Mason and a paratrooper during the Korean War. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Ripley. He was an avid golfer. He was a great and honorable man.
He leaves Clara that he married 45 years ago. A son Michael Hardin (Cindy), daughter Cathy Bilderback. Three other sons, Mike Lindsey (Donna), Tim Lindsey (Peggy), and Tom Lindsey (Jill). He leaves 6 grandchildren and the angels came and took one home.
He was preceded in death by his parents that he was born to March 10, 1932, Fred and Maude M. Neely Hardin; brothers, Adrain and Doyle Hardin.
McBride Funeral Home in in charge and there will be no service.
There will be a private memorial at a later date.

Polly McMillen
PONTOTOC – Polly Ann Stegall McMillen, 72, died Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was a member of Midway Baptist Church and wrote the “Beckham News” for the Pontotoc Progress. She loved quilting, gardening, cooking and caring for her grand and great-grandchildren.
Services are at 2 p.m. Monday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home with Bro. Tommy Tackett and Bro. Fred Hartley officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove.
She is survived by her husband, Charles W. McMillen; daughter, Judy Fooshee (J.R. Kirkpatrick); son, Rodney McMillen (Brenda), all of Pontotoc; four grandsons, Justin, Jacob, Zack and Evan (Chantelle), all of Pontotoc; three great-grandchildren, Abbey, Einsley and Chayton, all of Ponototoc; one sister, Patsy Terry (Henry); and two brothers, Talmadge Stegall (Ruby) and Billy Joe Stegall (Freddie), all of Pontotoc.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Agnes Roye Stegall; brother, J.P. Stegall; and sister, Mary Elizabeth Moore.
Pallbearers are Benny Ruth, Van McWhirter, Rick Smith, Luke Collums, Rodney Mooneyhan, Dustin Terry and Chuck Terry.
Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. today and noon to 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House.

James Ward
EUPORA – James Robert Ward, 78, died Friday, April 5, 2013, in North Mississippi Medical Center in Eupora.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora with burial to follow at Clarkson Cemetery in Webster County.
Visitation is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Onella Barker
NETTLETON – Pearlie Onella Hawley Barker, 72, died Friday, April 5, 2013, at her son’s residence in Nettleton. She was born June 12, 1940, in Tippah County, to James Winsbur and Annie Velma Whirley Hawley. She was a native of Tippah County but had resided in Nettleton most all of her life. She was a retired seamstress at Hunter Sadler of Tupelo and was a Baptist. She enjoyed sewing, quilting and working in her flower garden.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Chapel of Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton with the Rev. Mark Hoover and Bro. Robert Sargent officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, David Barker of Nettleton; three daughters, Gloria Gail Tedford, Joy Dale Randolph (David) and Vickie Lynn Neal (Junior), all of Nettleton; one son, Jeffrey Wade Barker of Nettleton; two sisters, Nadine Butler of Verona and Rachel Sexton of Counce, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Christopher “Bubba” Tedford, Tasha Gutierrez, Michael Tedford, Brittany Neal and Brandon Neal; and four great-grandchildren, Ethan Rayman, Andrew Rayman, Calli Tedford and Gabriela Gutierrez.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and one sister, Opal Mae Hawley.
Pallbearers will be Junior Neal, Brandon Neal, Timmy Neal, Christopher Tedford, Michael Tedford and David Randolph.
Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Family and friends may signthe guest registry and sendcondolences to www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Dorothy Hayward
OXFORD – Dorothy “Dot” B. Hayward, 82, died Friday, April 5, 2013, at Hermitage Gardens in Oxford. Born in Grenada, she was the widow of Kenneth M. “Mickey” Hayward and was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Oxford. She was the former owner of Hayward’s Barn Dress Shop. She enjoyed working in her yard and was a very active member of The Oxford Garden Club.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church in Oxford with the Rev. John Semmes officiating. Graveside service will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery in Grenada at 12:30 p.m. Monday.
She is survived by her daughter, Valerie Selman (John) of Madison; two sons, Mickle Hayward of Vicksburg and Keith Hayward (Cheryl) of Oxford; and seven grandchildren, Kristen Selman, Laurie Selman, Ryan Selman, all of Madison, Alli Hayward, Mary Clark Hayward, Nicole Hayward and Emily Hayward, all of Oxford.
Visitation is 2 to 4 p.m. today at Waller Funeral Home in Oxford.
Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 924 Van Buren Ave., Oxford, MS 38655 or to Mississippi Alzheimer’s Association, 196 Charmant Place, Suite 4, Ridgeland, MS 39157.
For additional information or to sign an online guestbook, visit our websitewww.wallerfuneralhome.com or call (662) 234-7971.
Bennon Rhea
CEDAR BLUFF – Bennon Mayo “Skinny” Rhea, 75, passed away Friday, April 5, 2013, at Community Hospice-Darlington Oaks, in Verona. He was born Aug. 18, 1937, in Chickasaw County, to Lucille Griffin and Thomas Jefferson Rhea. He was a truck driver for Chemical Waste Management for 10 years and was a member of Hebron Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served during Korean War. Bennon Mayo Rhea married Linda Ivey Rhea on July 2, 1977, in Clay County.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Steve Lampkin officiating. Burial will follow in Macedonia Cemetery near Houston.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Ivey Rhea of Cedar Bluff; one daughter, Martha Poss of West Point; two sons, Bill Pointer (Michelle) of Caledonia and Jimmy Pointer of Gulfport; 11 grandchildren, Magean Poss, Toni White, Summer Paige Pointer, Brooke Watson, Matthew Pointer, Ty Stephens, Warren Watson, Darren Pointer, Jacob Pointer, Max Rhea and Caine McLeod; two great-grandchildren, Jalen Poss and Chandler Quick; and one sister, Alice Faye Griffin (Paul) of Calhoun City.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Jason Mayo Rhea; sister, Charlotte Posey; and brother, Jimmy Rhea.
Pallbearers will be Ashley Poss, Bill Pointer, Jimmy Pointer, Kenny Chandler, Johnny Poss and Danny Ivey. Honorary Pallbearers will be Bert Brand, Dicky Haga, Paul Griffin, Dr. Edmund A. Miller Jr. and all his friends at Cathy’s Restaurant.
Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. today at Calvert Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Macedonia Cemetery Care Fund, c/o Billy P. Griffin 303 CR 166, Houston, MS 38851.
Friends may leave an online condolence at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.
Nathan Smith
MYRTLE – Nathan Hugh Smith, 92, died Saturday, April 6, 2013, at his residence. He was born Oct. 15, 1920, in Chickasaw County to Hugh Clifton Smith and Dot Allen Smith. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army. He was a retired employee of the Union County Schools, Mississippi Highway Department and the Myrtle Baptist Church, where he was a member.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Earl Farley officiating. Burial will be in the Glenfield Memorial Park.
He is survived by his wife, Clela Mae Mitchell Smith of Myrtle; daughter, Carolyn Gregory (Allen) of Myrtle; son, Ray Smith (Elizabeth) of Myrtle; three sisters, Joanavee Aaron of Pontotoc, Louise McCormick of Bruce and Sharon Neal of Randolph; four grandchildren, Mark Gregory, Steven Gregory, Cindy Medlin and Kimberly Fitts; and four great-grandchildren, Jonathan Gregory, Jacob Gregory, Eli Medlin and Cason Fitts.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son; three sisters, Joyce Flarety, Wilma Swanson and Juanita Daniels; and three brothers, Ralph Smith, Stell Smith and M.V. Smith.
Pallbearers will be Ray Tate, Tony Medlin, Adam Fitts, Scotty McCormick, Gary McCormick and Glen Brown.
Visitation is 12 to 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
In his honor, United Funeral Service Inc. will fly the flag of the United States Army at the funeral home during visitation and service.
For online condolences visit unitedfuneralservice.com.

Agustin Baltazar
BECKER – Agustin Ayala Baltazar, 65, died Friday, April 5, 2013, at his residence in Becker. Born July 14, 1947, in Ario De Rosales, Mexico, he was a son of Agustin Ayala Sr. and Maria Baltazar. Growing up in Mexico, he moved to the U.S. in 1986, and married Betty Griggs. He retired from the Amory Cotton Oil Mill and was Catholic. He loved his parents very much and enjoyed traveling back to Mexico to visit with them. He enjoyed working in his garden, being with his dog and was very proud of his work ethic and the fact that he owned his own place.
A celebration of life service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory with Sister Lael Niblick and Bro. Bobby Ivey officiating. Burial will follow in Greenbrier Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife of almost 25 years, Betty Ayala; stepdaughters, Beverly Griggs and Denice Morgan (Jimmy), all of Amory; son, Aurelio Ayala of Mexico City, Mexico; sisters, Maria Cardena, Edinburg of Texas, Rosa Ayala of California, Yvette Ayala of Illinois, and Glodia Ayala of Mexico; brothers, Constaino Cuevas (Sue) of Becker, Miguel Baltazar, Aturo Ayala, both of Ario De Rosales, Mexico, and Abryan Ayala of Mexico City, Mexico; and a host of nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by three brothers, Rafael Ayala, Florenso Ayala and Chungy Ayala.
Pallbearers will be Reggie Morris, Chris Kemp, Joey Bennett, Heath Bennett and Roman Cuevas.
Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Lee Goliday
OXFORD – Lee Arthur Goliday, 89, died Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at Regency Hospital in Jackson. A native of Taylor, he was born April 3, 1924, to Willie and Eva Goliday. He was a member of Second Missionary Baptist Church where he was the oldest deacon, faithful Sunday school student and a member of the Senior Plus Ministry. He was an Army veteran of WW II and a retired concrete finisher. He loved gardening, working in his yard, hunting, fishing and was a powerful prayer warrior.
Celebration of life services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Second Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Andrew Robinson officiating. Burial will be in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Evelyne Goliday of Oxford; three daughters, Eva (George) Price of Oxford, Ella (James) Boyd of Byram and Rita Goliday of Houston, Texas; three sons, Lee Allen (Eddye) Goliday Sr. of Clarksdale, Arthur Wayne (Nora) Goliday of Starksville and Willie (Mary Ann) Goliday of Madison; two sisters, Ara Mae Rogers of Taylor and Jeanette Ragland of Cleveland, Ohio; five brothers, Alfred (Mabelle) Tyson Jr., Billy (Vassor) Tyson, both of Taylor, Simmie (Oleaner) Tyson of Oxford, David (Mary) Tyson of Detroit, Mich., and Collie (Q.V.) Tyson of Cleveland, Ohio; nine grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.
Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. today at Second Baptist Church.

Lawrence Stevens
AMORY – Lawrence William Stevens, 74, went to be with the Lord Friday, April 5, 2013, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. He was born on Sept. 4, 1938, in Smithville, to the late Fred and Elaine Johnson Stevens. A 1956 graduate of Smithville High School, he also served in the U.S. Air Force. He retired from Walker Manufacturing Company as a senior process engineer after 38 years of employment.
He was a devout Christian and faithfully served the Lord at First Baptist Church, where he was a deacon. He enjoyed repairing antique clocks, woodworking, traveling in his RV, coffee breaks with his friends at McDonald’s and most of all, spending time with his family.
A celebration of life service will be 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Amory with Dr. Allen Simpson and the Rev. Andy Adkison officiating. Burial will be in the Pearce Chapel Cemetery. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Faye Frederick Stevens; two daughters, Sheila Creekmore (John) of Amory and Sharon Tubb (Chuck) of Amory; five grandchildren, Melanie Adkison (Andy) of Birmingham, Ala., Matthew Creekmore (Leigh Anne) of Nashville, Tenn., Mark Creekmore of Amory, Lauren Tubb of Jackson and Kyle Tubb of Amory; two great-grandchildren, Jude and Drew Adkison of Birmingham, Ala.; and a special brother-in-law, Jerry Frederick (Patsy) of Smithville.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be Andy Adkison, Matthew Creekmore, Mark Creekmore and Kyle Tubb. Honorary pallbearers will be the McDonald’s Coffee Club.
Memorials may be made to Renovate Church, P.O. Box 320855, Birmingham, AL 35232 or to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 540, Amory, MS 38821.
Visitation will continue until 1:45 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be expressed at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Bryan Reese
RED BAY, Ala. – Bryan Keith Reese, 23, died Friday, April 5, 2013.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Assembly of God in Red Bay, Ala. Burial will be in Old Bethel Cemetery in Belmont. Deaton Funeral Home in Red Bay is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation is 6 to 10 a.m. Monday at Trinity Assembly of God.

Dale Chapman
RIPLEY – Freddie Dale Chapman, 74, died Saturday, April 6, 2013, at his home.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Pine Grove Cemetery in Ripley. McBride Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
To view and sign online guest book, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.

Sue Hampton
SALTILLO – Nellie “Sue” Hampton, 58, died Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was a hairdresser, loved doing craft work and working with flowers. She was a member of New Albany Church of God.
Services will be at 11 a.m. at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Keith Skelton officiating. Burial will be in Ellistown Cemetery.
Survivors include her mother, Nell Poe of Saltillo; sons, Tim Hampton (Dana) of Ellistown and Randy Hampton (Rhonda) of Ellistown; sisters, Sandra Coggins of Baldwyn and Tammy Gaines (Rodney) of Blue Springs; brothers, Robert Poe (Tonya) of Jug Fork and Kenny Poe of Jug Fork; nine grandchildren, Katlynn Hampton, Lillie Hampton, Austin Stafford, Destiny Soden, Alyssa Garner, Selena Curry, Destiny Curry, Denae Ford and Amber Price.
She was preceded in death by her father, Spencer Ellis Poe.
Pallbearers will be Time Hampton, Randy Hampton, Cody Poe, Jacob Rodgers, Alex Rodgers, Benjamin Gaines, Clayton Gaines and Andy Saywer.
Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Roger Dilworth
CORINTH – Edwin Rodgers “Roger” Dilworth Jr., 74, died April 6, 2013, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was born Aug. 3, 1938, in Corinth, to Edwin Dilworth Sr. and Bernice Leeth Dilworth. He graduated from Corinth High School and he received his bachelor and masters degree from Mississippi State University. He retired from the Memphis City Schools after 34 years serving as teacher, counselor and principal before his retirement. He was a member of East Corinth Baptist Church, serving as Sunday school teacher and a deacon. He was an avid outdoorsman enjoying hunting and fishing. He was a Christian man who enjoyed spending time with his family.
Services are set for 2 p.m. Monday in the McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors Chapel with Bro. Ralph Culp officiating. Burial will be in the Hinkle Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy Guntharp Dilworth of Corinth; children, Edwin (Trip) Dilworth III of Moscow, Tenn., Tara D. Scott of Bay St. Louis and Matthew Dilworth of Corinth; sister, Anne Weihe (Dr. Jeff) of Tampa, Fla.; grandchildren, Jordan Scott, Winn Dilworth, Ben Dilworth and Dawson Dilworth; great-granddaughter, Maddison Scott; and a host of other family.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Family will receive friends noon until service time Monday.

Carl Enlow Jr.
MADDEN – Carl Enlow Jr., 54, formerly of Tupelo, died Friday, April 5, 2013, at his residence.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the chapel of McClain-Hays Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Laurel Hill Cemetery.
Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. today at McClain-Hays Funeral Home in Philadelphia.