Obituaries April 8, 2010

By NEMS Daily Journal

Gurneal Thompson
NEW ALBANY – Celia Gurneal Brock Thompson, 88, died Tuesday, April 6, 2010, at Union County Health and Rehab in New Albany. She was born Aug. 16, 1921, in Tippah County to Andy Levi Brock and Sarah Elizabeth Mask Brock. She was a homemaker, who loved doing yard work, working in her flowers, blue grass music, cooking and taking care of her family. She was a member of the Beech Hill Church of Christ, but she attended Flat Rock Baptist Church with her family.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the United Funeral Service Chapel in New Albany with the Bro. Terry Floyd and Bro. David McMillen officiating. Burial will be in the Flat Rock Cemetery.
She is survived by four daughters, Charlene Floyd (Burnice ) of New Albany, Brenda Smith (Charles) of Waterford, Pat Love (Carl) of New Albany and Gail Hamblin (Harlon) of Ecru; three sons, Robert Thompson (Diane), David Thompson (Shelia) and Bobby N. Thompson (Silvia), all of New Albany; two sisters, Eddie Mae Brock Thompson of Hickory Flat and Margaret Lindsey of Ripley; a sister-in-law, Leona Thompson of Hickory Flat; 17 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and three stepgreat-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Jim G. Thompson; a daughter, Tammy Moore; two sisters, Lovenia Lumpkin and Ruby Marie Brock; and a brother, J.L. Brock.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
For online condolences, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.

Lina Rhea
POTTS CAMP – Lina Mae Rhea, 86, died Wednesday, April 7, 2010, at Alliance Healthcare in Holly Springs.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Salem Baptist Church. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery in Potts Camp. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Marie Spraggins
WEST POINT – Marie Blair Spraggins, 79, died Monday, April 5, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Jones Chapel United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Tibbee Community Cemetery. Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

William Doom Jr.
William Otto Doom Jr., 85, died Tuesday, April 6, 2010. Born in New Albany, he moved to Memphis shortly before his marriage in 1950 to Inez Holland. The couple met on the bus traveling back and forth from Memphis to visit their families.
Bill was preceded in death by his wife and by a sister, Rhetta Tubbs, and is survived by a sister, Joanna Phillips (Webb) of Fairbanks, Alaska; a sister, Lorayne (Snookie) Thompson of Dahlonega, Ga.; three children, Jane Doom (Clyde Billings) of Memphis, William O. “Rusty” Doom III (Dena) of Franklin, Tenn., and Terrie L. Doom of Pennsylvania; and five grandchildren, Carrie Billings (Seth Duncan), Tom Billings, Rachel Doom, Rebecca Doom and Sarah Doom.
Bill was employed for 30-plus years as Central Dispatch Coordinator by Gordon’s Transports. He loved to fish and to travel with his family. He enjoyed his workshop and was willing to help anyone with a project. He adored his grandchildren, each one as precious as the last. He was a devoted husband who cared daily for his wife during her 10-year battle with Alzheimer’s. He will be remembered by his extended family all over the world.
A graveside service will be held at City Cemetery in New Albany at 1 p.m. Friday, April 9. The family will receive visitors before the service at noon at United Funeral Home, 700 Highway 15 South, New Albany. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 10, at Kirby Pines, 3535 Kirby, Memphis, Tenn., in the chapel.
In lieu of flower the family request memorials be sent to Church Health Center of Memphis or the Memphis Food Bank.

Bro. Allen Patterson
WEST POINT – Bro. Allen Patterson, 99, died Wednesday, April 7, 2010, at Dugan Memorial Home in West Point. He was born Jan. 18, 1911, in Preston to Molly Sullivan Patterson and Rufus Patterson. He was a well-respected Pentecostal minister who left a personal touch on every life he came in contact with. He also spent his life ministering to the poor through his carpentry talents. He was a beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He loved sports, the outdoors, hunting and fishing.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel in West Point. Dr. James Towery will officiate, and Bro. Gerald Butler will assist. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery in Louisville.
Survivors include three daughters, Joyce Holcombe (Ed) of West Point, Bonnie Tucker (Tom) of Meridian and Jean Ledbetter of Merdian; eight grandchildren; a number of great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews; one sister, Ida Patterson of Preston.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Eula Reed Patterson, on Aug. 9, 1971; a granddaughter, Lisa Dunn; a grandson, Steve Surratt; and his parents.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons: Adrian Coleman, Eddie Holcombe, Marty Holcombe, Jeff Holcombe, David Reid, Thad Holcombe, Ben Holcombe, Colby Latham, Cameron Latham, Doug Surratt and Daniel Hunt.
Honorary pallbearers will be the nurses and staff of Dugan Memorial Home and Dr. T.N. Braddock.
Memorials may be made to Dugan Memorial Home Resident Activities in honor of Brother “P,” 804 East Main Street, West Point, MS 39773.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time today at Calvert Funeral Home.
Friends may leave a Memory Message at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.

Bill Chism
BEECH SPRINGS – Billy “Billbo” Chism, 67, died Tuesday, April 6, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born May 17, 1942. He was an employee of Tupelo Muffler Mart for over 20 years. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, and especially playing dominoes. He loved the special times spent at family gatherings, eating and sharing with each other. Most of all, he loved his God. He was a member of Beech Springs Freewill Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Rev. Dennis Kizzire officiating. Burial will be in Mantachie Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Nancy Chism of the Beech Springs community; three daughters, Ronda Smith of Beech Springs, Tammy Cobb of Texas and Nicole Turner of Saltillo; a special grandson whom he had the pleasure to raise, Nieko Christoffersen of the home; four sisters, Jimmie Lou Hester (Clinton) of Shannon, Mary Alice Lyles (Kenneth) of Auburn community, Patsy Washington (Wayne) and Peggy Hayes, all of Tupelo; one brother, James Chism (Frances) of Saltillo; 10 grandchildren, Shelby Phillips of Saltillo and Dyland Herring of Baldwyn, plus eight other grandchildren who live in Texas.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Roxie Anna Hood Chism; two brothers, Burt Chism and Noonan Chism; and one sister, Lula Bell Umfress.
Pallbearers will be Louis Cervantes, Tony Milam, Tracy Hodge, Dewayne Smith, Tim Chism and Ronnie Chism.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time Saturday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Evelyn Franks
SKYLINE – Evelyn Bates Franks, 82, died Monday, April 5, 2010, at the Green Houses at Traceway after a sudden illness. A Mooreville native, she was born Sept. 15, 1927, to William Austin and Minnie Belle Berryhill Bates. She was a longtime resident of the Skyline community. A wonderful cook, she also enjoyed flower gardening and being outside, and she loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of Open Door Baptist Church, where she attended until her health failed.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Rev. Leon Willis officiating. Burial will be in Payne Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Prentis V. Franks of Tupelo; three daughters, Sandra Knight (Mike) of Tupelo, Sue Wright (Bill) of Mooreville and Penny O’Quinn of Tupelo; special friend and caregiver, Phil Ewing of Tupelo; one sister, Tarley Graham of Tupelo; two brothers, Erskin Bates (Liz) of Tupelo and Lamar Bates (Rosa) of Clarksdale; seven grandchildren, Rusty Knight (Salma) of Cordova, Tenn., Brandy Hogan (Chris) of Tupelo, Alex Knight (Summer) of Nettleton, Jason Wright of Mooreville, Candi Quartaro (Brent) of Tupelo, Kristen O’Quinn of Tupelo, Ashleigh O’Quinn of Oxford; four great-grandchildren, Zoe Wright, Chandler Quartaro, Will Quartaro and Connor Hogan; and her sister-in-law, Dot Nichols of Plantersville.
She was preceded in death by her parents; seven sisters, Myrtle Hamrick, Addis Bryant, Flossie Booth, Juanita Harris, Tam Mills, Tee Simmons and an infant sister, Lucy Bates; and one brother, Carlton Bates.
Pallbearers will be Larry Booth, Danny Booth, Foster Booth, Jr., Donnie Nichols, Chris Hogan, Jack “Brent” Quartaro, Bill Bates, Greg Bates and Steve Bates.
Visitation will continue from 1 p.m. until service time today.
Memorials may be made to a favorite charity of the donor’s choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Helen Carpenter
BOONEVILLE – Helen Marie Carpenter, 68, died Tuesday, April 6, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-East in Memphis.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Don Cook
DECATUR, Ala. – Donald Gene “Don” Cook, 51, died Tuesday, April 6, 2010, at his son’s home in Decatur, Ala. Formerly of Potts Camp, he was born Aug. 5, 1958. He was employed by FedEx until becoming ill.
Private family services will be held. Sharpley Funeral Home of Decatur, Ala., is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Lisa Cook; three sons, James Timothy Ash-Cook (Danny) of Baldwyn, and Dustin Cook and Damon Cook, both of Decatur, Ala.; the mother of Dustin and Damon, Judy Briley; three stepchildren, Paul Lassredo (Trish) of Decatur, Ala., Amber Rouse (J.T.) of Nashville and Michelle Lisalda (Jessie) of Decatur, Ala.; brothers and sister, Danny Cook, Darrel Cook and Christy Hambey; two special aunts, Mary Jo Anderson (Leslie) of Potts Camp and Quida Sue Alderman of Poplar Bluff, Mo.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Christine Cook and Aubry Gene Cook.

Cathy J. McCrory
TREMONT – Cathy J. McCrory, 57, died Tuesday, April 6, 2010, at her home. She was born June 5, 1952, in Pontotoc to Jake and Grace Ethel Hester Morris. She was raised in Vernon, Ala., and she lived in Nettleton until she married Robert McCrory on June 28, 1968. She moved to Tremont in 1979. She worked as a caregiver in hospitals and nursing homes for many years and truly enjoyed it. She was a member of the Tremont Volunteer Fire Department and served as the EMR coordinator until her health began to fail. She was a born-again Christian and a member of Asbury Methodist Church. She enjoyed camping, fishing and other activities with her family.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Jimmy Tackett officiating. Burial will be in Asbury Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband of 41 years, Robert McCrory Sr. of Tremont; one daughter, Cindy Sartin of Tremont; two sons, Robbie (Candy) McCrory of Tremont and Jackie McCrory of Tupelo; two grandchildren, Jesse Jetton and Ashley McCrory, both of Tremont; her father, Jake Morris of Sulligent, Ala.; two sisters, Vicky (Mike) Gunter of Plantersville and Jenny Davis of Nettleton; a special friend and caregiver, Mary Pennycuff of Tremont; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Grace Morris, and a brother, Andy Morris.
Pallbearers will be Jesse Jetton, Tim Jetton, Mike Gunter Jr., Andy Gunter, Shad Davis, David Tartt, Jon Herrington and Richard Pennycuff.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to service time Friday.

Jimmy Roach
CORINTH – Jimmy Lee Roach, 29, died Tuesday, April 6, 2010, at The Med in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Magnolia Funeral Home in Corinth. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Heath Page
BOONEVILLE – Monty Heath Page, 34, died Monday, April 5, 2010, at his home in Booneville after an extended illness. He was a graduate of Northeast Community College. He moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, after graduating to manage a business. He was an avid comic book collector and he enjoyed spending time with his family. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Pete McCoy and Bro. John Larsen officiating. Burial will be in Little Brown Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Caprice Simon Page of Booneville; his mother, Pat Sisk of Booneville; two daughters, Grace Page and Aurora Page of the home; two stepchildren, Bailee LeGault and Elijah LeGault, both of Fort White, Fla.; two brothers, Adam Sisk and Andrew Sisk, both of Booneville.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Buster and Ruth Rogers Dotson, and a sister, Heather McPeak.
Pallbearers will be Adam Sisk, Andrew Sisk, Dean Simon, Derrick Simon, Derek Simon, J.R. Fore, Michael Posey, David Maxwell and George Rogers.
Honorary pallbearers will be Elijah LeGault, Junior Rogers, Chase Sisk and Chris Chin.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donation be made to WINGS Cancer Foundation, 100 N. Humphreys Blvd. Memphis, TN 38120 or American Cancer Society.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Stanley Branch
CORINTH – James Stanley Branch, 52, died Monday, April 5, 2010, at the Grand Harbor Marina in Iuka.
A memorial service will be at 5 p.m. Friday at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to service time Friday.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Juan Castro
BLUE MOUNTAIN – Juan Orlando Castro, 44, died Tuesday, April 6, 2010, at Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. He was born Sept. 28, 1965, in Chicago to Rosa Moran Castro and Juan Castro. He was a member of Trinity Assembly of God Church. He was the praise and worship leader, a deacon and interpreter for the Spanish speaking congregation. He was a very talented musician, singer, songwriter and performer. He was a student at Northeast Mississippi Community College, where he was a member of the band.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Clay Pritchett officiating. Burial will be in Tippah Memorial Garden.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Castro of Blue Mountain; one daughter, Emily Elizabeth Castro of Blue Mountain; one son, Zachary Castro of Blue Mountain; his mother, Rosa Castro of Springfield, Mo.; two sisters, Ruth Castro of Springfield, Mo., and Susan Castro of Chicago; three brothers, Peter Castro and Chell Castro, both of Chicago, and Adam Castro of Philadelphia, Pa.
He was preceded in death by his father, Juan Castro.
Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Carlos Galvez, Luis Galvez, Tomas Lara, Luis Portillo, Larry Short and Mike Landers. Honorary pallbearers will be Zack Pritchett, Josh Paseur, Brian Mitchell, Jason Beghtol and Riley Jeter.
To view obituaries online and sign the guestbook, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.

Clifton Hilliard
OXFORD – Clifton “Big Mook” Hilliard, 66, died Saturday, April 3, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Philadelphia M.B. Church in Oxford. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Blanch Baker
ALGOMA – Blanch Baker, 77, died Wednesday, April 7, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Baldwin-Nowell Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

Betty Lou Pierce
OMAHA – Betty Lou Gray Pierce, 72, died Monday, April 5, 2010, at The Josie Harper Hospice House in Omaha, Neb. She was born July 19, 1937, in Errol, N.H., to Arthur and Arlene Gray. She was a member of Hardin’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Fulton. She worked as a nurse’s aide at Daniel Nursing Home until she retired. She moved to Bellevue, Neb., and was a member of Twin Valley Church in Bellevue.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 17, at Twin Valley Church in Bellevue, Neb. The service will followed by a meal.
Survivors include her children, Barry (Nancy) Pierce of Plattsmouth, Neb., Terri (Steven) Young of Mantachie and Jerry (Mary) Pierce of Fulton; six grandchildren, Gregory Pierce, Kelly (Greg) Dennis, C.M. Young, Alan Young, Selena Pierce and Dakota Pierce; a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Merle Gray, George Gray, Robert Gray and Kenneth Gray; and her sisters, Connie Morrin and Polly Windemiller.
In lieu of flowers, memorials for cancer research may be made to The American Cancer Society, 607 W. Main Street, Tupelo, MS 38804; or (662) 844-8544.

Betty Eads
CALHOUN CITY – Betty Jean Bailey Eads, 84, died Wednesday, April 7, 2010, at the Calhoun Health Services Nursing Home. She was born Dec. 19, 1925, in Vardaman. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, the American Legion Auxiliary Post 50 and the DAV Auxiliary Chapter 26.
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens in Calhoun City. Pryor Funeral Home of Calhoun City is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Becky Tartt (Jimmy) of Calhoun City; two grandchildren, Tammie Tartt and Christopher Tartt; and one great-grandchild, Elizabeth Tartt.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Eads; a son, Jimmy Eads; her parents, James T. Bailey and Florence Murphree Bailey; and two sisters.
Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Joe Lynn Goggins
TUPELO – Joe Lynn Goggins, 54, died Sunday, April 4, 2010. He was a farmer worker.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc. Burial will be in Shady Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include one brother, Billy Conlee, and two sisters, Peggy Potts and Diane Perron.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Bennie Conlee and James Tulon, and one sister, Wanda Goggins.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday.

Karen May Maclin
Karen May Maclin, 53, of Collierville, Tenn., social worker for Shelby County Adult Protective Services and a member of First Baptist Church in Collierville, died April 4, 2010, in an automobile accident.
Visitation will be today, April 8, from 5 to 9 p.m. and services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, April 9, all at Ashland Baptist Church in Ashland. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Benton County. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
She leaves her husband, David Maclin of Collierville, Tenn.; one daughter, Valerie Maclin of Horn Lake; one son, Joshua Brown (Karen) of Alexandria, Va.; her parents, Billy and Frances Jordan May of Ashland; one brother, Craig May (Betty); and two nieces, Courtney Heldenbrand (Steven) and Kaitlyn May, all of Katy, Texas.
Karen graduated from Ripley High School and Memphis State University. She was a loving mother and devoted wife. Karen loved and was deeply committed to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and was an active member of her church, where she served in the choir, on the prayer team and had also served as a Sunday School teacher. She lived her faith and was known for her caring and giving nature through which she touched many people.

Adron C. Webb
SMITHVILLE – Adron C. Webb, 79, died Wednesday, April 7, 2010, at his home in Smithville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pickle Funeral Home of Amory. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home in Amory.

Mae Kate Walton
NETTLETON – Mae Kate “Madie” Walton, 86, died Saturday, April 3, 2010, at her home. She was born Oct. 25, 1923, in Nettleton to Tommy McCray and Kattie Merritt McCray. She was a member of Jerusalem M.B. Church, where she was an usher and Food Committee chairman for many years until her health failed.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Jerusalem M.B. Church in Nettleton with the Rev. Darnell Nichols officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery at Nettleton. N.L. Jones and Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Willie Q. Walton (Virgie) of Nettleton and Donnie Walton (Joyce) of Ocean Springs; one daughter, Annie Springer of Nettleton; one special grandson, Terrence D. Walton of Nettleton; 22 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and 27 great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Rose Jernigan of Milwaukee, Wis., Lue McCray of Tupelo and Mae Sue Stovall (Elder) of Belden; two brothers, Willie Lee McCray of Dayton, Ohio, and Odell McCray of Plantersville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Zack Walton; two sisters, Ida Lue McCray and Lillie Mae McCray; and one brother, Tommy McCray Jr.
Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. today at the Eck & Georgia Shumpert Memorial Chapel at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time.
To sign the online guestbook, visit www.nljonesandson.com.

Daisy Rush
ABERDEEN – Daisy Lee Rush died Monday, April 5, 2010. She was born May 15, 1936, to Charlie and Bessie Lee Haney. She was a member of Mt. Olivet M.B. Church in Millport, Ala. She was an usher and president of the Usher Board for many years. She was vice president of the National Usher Board Association. She was a lifetime member of the Eastern Star and a certified nursing assistant.
Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. today and a memorial service will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Sardis Cemetery in Hamilton. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include eight daughters, Carolyn (Kent) Smith, Jane (Anderson) Robinson, Lisa (Robert) Bowers, Kathy M. Price, Hope (Kenny) Meaders, Vickie F. Rush, Wanda G. Rush and Janet (Roy) Nails; one special daughter-in-law, Edna (Larry) Rush; six sons, Joseph Ford, Andrew Rush, King David (Shonda) Rush, David (Julie) Rush, James (Mary) Rush and Wesley Rush; 29 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; three close friends, Wesley Diggs, Betty Keaton and Freddie Gates.
She was preceded in death by three husbands; two sons, Larry and Gary Rush; three sisters, two brothers and a granddaughter, Chrisy Lee.

Bro. James Lenoir Sr.
ABERDEEN – Bro. James E. “Bo” Lenoir Sr., 66, died Monday, April 5, 2010, at the Pioneer Community Hospital in Aberdeen. He was born Nov. 20, 1943, in Aberdeen to Alexander Lenoir Sr. and Minnie Christen Lenoir. He was a member of Pleasant Grove M.B. Church in Aberdeen, where he was a deacon. He was a 1963 graduate of Shivers High School. He retired from Kerr-McGee Chemical after 30 years. He also was the owner of Bo’s Laundromat. Over his lifetime he donated more than 100 gallons of blood to the American Red Cross.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pleasant Grove M.B. Church in Aberdeen with Pastor Danny Gladney officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his children, Sharon Denise (Danny) Gladney, James Edward (Benita) Lenoir II, Willie Clifton (Pheleshia) Lenoir and Kesha LaChal Lenoir; his former wife of 30 years, Irene Jones Lenoir, all of Aberdeen; a son-in-law, Jon J. Grant of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a special brother, Terry Wayne Lenoir; two special sisters, Mary Katherine (Leon) Gates and Lillie Lenoir (Michael) Vasser; a sister-in-law, Hilda Lucas Lenoir, all of Aberdeen; five grandchildren, JosLynn Yvonne Grant, LaChal Denise Grant, Kameron Nakia Lenoir, Brooke Irons and Jamarcus Irons, all of Aberdeen.
He was preceded in death by five siblings and one brother-in-law, Robert Lee Lenoir, Alexander Lenoir Jr., Willie Clifton Lenoir, Charles Earl Lenoir and Essie Louise (Walter Jr.) Ewing.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Lee Finnie
NETTLETON – Lee Floyd Finnie, 37, died Sunday, April 4, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Nettleton Primary School gym. Burial will be in the East Spring Hill Church Cemetery. Westbrooks Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday with a wake from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the school one hour prior to service time Saturday.