Obituaries April 9, 2010

By NEMS Daily Journal

Blanch E. Baker
ALGOMA – Blanch E. Baker, 77, of Algoma died April 7, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a lengthy illness. She was born March 29, 1933, in Union County to Charlie Chaplain Higgins and Blush Littlejohn Higgins. After graduating from Algoma High School in 1951, she married Waymon Baker on Dec. 8, 1952, and became a Navy wife. She and Waymon traveled widely even after his retirement, then came back home to Algoma to live. They celebrated 57 years together.
Blanch was active in community events and had a lifelong passion for helping people. She had a big heart and was generous with her time, energy and money to help people in need. She also was a talented artist, gardener and fundraiser. She was responsible for raising the majority of the money for two of the buildings at the South Pontotoc School.
One of these buildings has a room expressly for the purpose of providing Bible classes for the students. The other building is the band hall. Blanch received plaques of appreciation from the South Pontotoc Schools in 1989 and 1993, and a Certificate of Merit from the Pontotoc County Chamber of Commerce for her outstanding contributions to the citizens of Pontotoc County. Her greatest accomplishment was her children and grandchildren who she loved dearly. She was a member of Algoma Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Waymon Baker of Algoma; one daughter, Debra McDonald (Jerry) of Algoma; two sons, Randy Baker of Algoma and Eddie Baker (Judy) of Verona; three sisters, Mildred Grisham (Jim) of Thaxton, Sadie Bass (Paul) of Tupelo and Charlene Hill of Verona; two brothers, J.C. Higgins of Pontotoc and Howard Higgins of Pontotoc; seven grandchildren, Jesse, Adam, Brandon, Lee, Derrick, Casey and Kerry; and 11 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Elizabeth Stegall and Hazel Wilson; two brothers, Cecil Higgins and Jimmy Higgins.
There is no visitation but there will be a private family service at a later date. Baldwin-Nowell Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.

Mimi Hanna Martin
BRANDON – On Thursday, April 8, 2010, Mimi Hanna Martin died peacefully at home where she had remained with her husband, Marcus, and wonderful caregivers during her long illness. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Brandon, and services will be on Saturday, April 10, 2010, at 2 p.m. at Brandon Baptist Church with Dr. Bob Jackson and Dr. Clarence Cooper officiating.
Mimi Hanna was born in Meridian, Texas, Aug. 31, 1935, as the third child of James Wylie Hanna and Mary Alice Jones Hanna . Her years in the family home were joyful ones that culminated with her graduation from Meridian High School, Meridian, Texas, in 1953 as an honor student and homecoming queen. Following four years of undergraduate study at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, Miss Hanna earned Bachelor of Science in elementary education in 1957. While at Baylor University, she was a member of the Athenian women’s club.
On Dec. 27, 1957, Mimi Hanna wed Marcus Edmond Martin, whom she had met while he was serving a tour of duty at Coneley Air Force Base in Waco, Texas. In the early years of their 52-year marriage, she taught in various schools in each of the locations in which Mr. Martin was stationed.
In January 1963 the couple moved to Brandon. Mrs. Martin continued the career she loved at various local schools, including Puckett Elementary School and McLaurin Elementary School. She was passionate about teaching and about her students, and during her tenure, she taught every elementary grade except first grade.
To the Martins were born two children, Sara Martin Fox and Marcus Edmond Martin Jr. While Sara was still a toddler, Mrs. Martin ceased teaching school to be at home. She was very active in every aspect of the lives of her husband and her children, and for the entirety of their lives together she poured herself unconditionally and joyfully into them. She worked diligently in the schools and other activities in which her children participated, and to them she was a constant source of Godly guidance, encouragement and instruction. She was an excellent wife and a mother who earned the utmost honor and respect. It was in her passion for her family that her true spirit and character were most clearly reflected.
Mrs. Martin was very proud to be an American and diligently sought to instill that love of country into her own children as well as the children of the community. She was a founding member of the Gerard C. Brandon Society, Children of the American Revolution, in 1982 and worked diligently through that organization to educate and foster patriotism among the youth of Brandon. She also served as a charter member of Chief Red Jacket, DAR.
She was a believer in the gospel of Jesus Christ and was unwavering in her commitment to follow Christ and his commands. She worshiped most of her adult life at First Baptist Church of Brandon and later at First Baptist Church of Jackson and Brandon Baptist Church. She was a serious student of the Bible, and found great benefit in the inductive Bible studies in which she participated. Over the years, she served on many committees of her local congregations and taught many Sunday school classes for children.
Mrs. Martin was a perfectionist who loved great books, classical music and travel. She was thankful to have seen many of the countries of the world.
She will be remembered by all who knew her well as an extraordinary woman, full of grace and truth, who modeled true humility and a willingness to serve others throughout her life. In addition to her family, she tirelessly gave her talents, time and love to those who were so fortunate as to know her. Those who knew her best would agree that through her life she made others’ lives richer.
Mrs. Martin was predeceased by her parents and one brother, Jack Dudley Hanna.
Mrs. Martin is survived by her husband, Marcus Edmond Martin; one daughter, Sara Martin Fox, and her husband, Grant Moncrief Fox; one son, Marcus Edmond Martin Jr. and his wife, Shea Robinson Martin; and four precious grandchildren, John Martin Fox (8), Kate Lofton Martin (5), Marcus Edmond Martin III (4), and Ann Peyton Martin (1). She is also survived by her much loved brother and sister, James Wylie Hanna Jr. of Pineville, La., and Luann Hanna Hunt of San Antonio, Texas, and many nieces and nephews.
Her final years were blessed greatly by the presence of many special friends, most specifically Pat and Bill Welch, and loving caregivers, Loretta Love, Robert Earl Fletcher and Bertha Williams.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a favorite charity or the Salvation Army, the Gideons, or Center for Pregnancy Choices in Pearl.

Peter Johnson
ABBEVILLE – Peter Johnson, 61, died Thursday, April 8, 2010, at Methodist Hospital-Germantown in Germantown, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford.

Roychester Cooperwood
WEST POIJNT – Roychester Cooperwood, 26, died Saturday, April 3, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hopewell M.B. Church in Cedar Bluff. Burial will be in the Hopewell 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 chapel.

Alvin Clark
HOLLY SPRINGS – Alvin Carl Clark, 59, died Wednesday, April 7, 2010, at his home in Holly Springs.
Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Chulahoma M.B. Church Cemetery at Holly Springs. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from 1:30 to 2:25 p.m. Saturday.

Faye Perrigin
EUPORA – Faye Perrigin, 75, died Wednesday, April 7, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center Long Term Care in Eupora.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Eupora Church of Christ. Burial will be in the Eupora City Cemetery. Wise Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Adron Webb Sr.
SMITHVILLE – Adron Cullis Webb Sr., 79, died Wednesday, April 7, 2010, at his home. Born Aug. 27, 1930, in Monroe County, he was the son of the late Carlos and Trelby Sims Webb. He lived in Greenville, Carroll County, and in Smithville for three years. Before his retirement, he worked as general manager of Piper Industries in Greenville. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a member of the Smithville Church of Christ. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and golf.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with Minister Mickey Beam officiating. Burial will be in the New Hope Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy Webb of Smithville; five sons, Adron C. Webb Jr. of Leland, John A. Webb (Betty) of Cordova, Tenn., Kerry A. Webb (Sherry) of Leland, Dean Hines (Margaret) of Prattville, Ala., and James T. Shaw (Maria) of Bridge City, Texas; one daughter, Joanna Webb Belue (Freddie) of Leland; 15 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Horace Webb; and one sister, Annazene Hutchinson.
Pallbearers will be Dean Hines, Freddie Belue, Kerry Webb, Adron Webb Jr., Adron Webb III, Taylor Webb, James Adam Shaw and Jacob Hines. Honorary pallbearers will be Huel Riddle and John A. Webb.
Visitation will continue until service time today at the funeral home.
Alexander Collier
TUPELO – Alexander O’Neal Collier, 39, died Sunday, April 4, 2010, in Tupelo.
Services will be at noon Saturday at Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church in Tupelo. Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. today at Agnew and Sons Funeral Home in Verona. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service time Saturday.
He is survived by his parents, Otis Lee and Overia Vance Collier; one brother, Christopher Collier of Tupelo; five children, Teronia, Alexander, Jessica and Quinton, all of Tupelo, and Jalaysia Collier of Verona; five stepchildren, Jenell, Octivia, Chelsa, Jasmine and Isaac; his grandmother, Erma Vance of Belden; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Family and friends may sign the guestbook online at www.beckfuneralhomeinc.com.

Willie Lee Thomas
TUPELO – Willie Lee “Uncle Willie” Thomas, 58, died Monday, April 5, 2010, at his home. He was born June 27, 1951, in St. Louis, Mo., to Geneva Thomas and Charles Nelson. He moved to Mississippi in 1963. Confirmed as a Catholic in 1961 at Holy Garden Angel, he later joined ICBC in Tupelo. He was self-employed. He was a lovable person who enjoyed and loved his family and friends.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Inspirational Community Baptist Church in Tupelo. The Rev. Cordell Phillips will officiate. Burial will be in Porter’s Memorial Cemetery. N.L. Jones & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Sandra Blanks Thomas; three daughters, Natasha (Douglass) Hughes, and Tiffany and Jessica Shack; five sons, Lamar Wells, Michael Morris, Willie Morris (Tasha), Niko and Jamarkis; three sisters, Vanessa Nelson (Maynard), Yolanda Bedford and Yvonne Hooper; four brothers, James Nelson (Bernice), Robert Harris, Willie James and Robert Hooper; 11 grandchildren, one great-grandchild; two aunts, Francis Wilbert and Helen Mathis (Archie); his foster family, the Gassaways and Clays; his best friend, Patrick Gway; special nieces, Cassandra Long, Carolyn Abbott and Stephanie Blanks; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the Eck & Georgia Shumpert Memorial Chapel. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time.
To sign the online guestbook, visit www.nljonesandson.com.

Charles Dunn
WATER VALLEY – Charles Edward Dunn, 68, died Wednesday, April 7, 2010, at Noland Hospital of Tuscaloosa, Ala. He was born Aug. 7, 1941, in Calhoun County to Hendrex Dunn and Taver Ward Dunn.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Houston with Bro. Johnny Cherry officiating.
Survivors include one daughter, Dorothy Harmon (Mark) of Houston; one son, Larry Dunn Sr. (Lynn) of Houston; seven grandchildren, Charles White, Brittany Alexander, Mindy Dunn, Wendy Wilson, Larry Dunn Jr., Daniel Dunn and Tamrin Dunn, all of Houston; two sisters, Idell Duncan of Houston and Catherine Ellard of Newburg, Ind.; three brothers, Henry Dunn of Water Valley, Lonnie Dunn of Oxford and Sonny Dunn of Southaven; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Bobby Jean Dunn; seven brothers and six sisters; and one great-grandson, Joshua Lee Alexander.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Jimmy B. Wallis
DRY CREEK – Jimmy B. Wallis, 75, died Thursday, April 8, 2010, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. He was born Aug. 18, 1934, to Edd and Vance Wallis in Prentiss County. He was a Baptist minister for 54 years. He pastored several churches in Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Illinois and Tennessee, the last church he pastored being New Burton in Booneville. He loved preaching, farming, yardwork, Dry Creek and his family, both physical and spiritual.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Concord Baptist Church with Bro. Robert Walker officiating. Burial will be in Concord Cemetery. Kesler Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Kay Rea Wallis, whom he married June 23, 1951; one son, Eddie Bruce Wallis (Pam) of Dry Creek; two daughters, Jeannie Rea Blalock (Stan) of Warrior, Ala., and Sandra Kay Cochran (Hugh) of Belden; one brother, Bennie Strange Wallis (Gayle) of Sevierville, Tenn.; one sister, Elna Ruth McCoy (J.W.) of Liberty, Mo.; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Cochran, Mandy Wood, Kacie Horton, Heith Cochran, Donna Wallis, Eddie Bruce Wallis ll and Karie Franklin; 11 great-grandchildren, Austin, Blake, Makayla, Ty, Leighton, Brannon, Avanna, McKenzie, Londyn, Whitt and Ryder; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three infant sons; and one great-granddaughter, Grace Wood.
Pallbearers will be Bruce Wallis ll, Heith Cochran, Brendt Wood, Hugh Cochran, Lee Franklin and Doug Horton.
Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. today at the church.
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 (Dewayne) of Beech Springs, Tammy Cobb (Gary) of Texas and Nicole Turner of Saltillo; three sons, Randy Chism, Ronny Chism (Janice) and Tim Chism (Jan), all of Texas; 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.

Helen Carpenter
BOONEVILLE – Helen Marie Carpenter, 68, died Tuesday, April 6, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-East in Memphis. She was born May 29, 1941, in Booneville to John Wesley Emerson and Goldie Leona Butler Emerson. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. She was a fabric cutter at the Gaines Furniture Manufacturing plant for many years. A proficient and talented artist, she also enjoyed sewing.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Melvin Williams officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
She is survived by three daughters, Debra Spencer and Ilene Jones, both of Booneville, and Lisa Ketcham (J.D. Ketcham Jr.) of Corinth; a sister, Jane Howell of Booneville; six grandchildren, William Earl Parsons (Stephanie) of Selmer, Tenn., Brittany Smith (Pete) of Booneville, Andrew Jones, Jonathan Galbreath, Kyle Bounds, and Johnnie Ketcham, all of Corinth; and two great-grandchildren, Alexis Grace Smith and Stella Blue Parsons.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Carpenter, in 1994; her parents; and a son, Johnny Lee Galbreath.
Pallbearers are Bailey Williams, Adam Howell, Teddy Burcham and Henry Parsons.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Ruth Galloway, 202 E. Skyline Dr., Booneville, MS 38829, or to the American Heart Association, P. O. Box 16808, Jackson, MS 39236-6808.

Betty Taylor
CORINTH – Betty B. Taylor, 84, died Thursday, April 8, 2010, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McPeters Funeral Directors in Corinth.

Michelle Little
RIPLEY – Michelle Bryan Little died Thursday, April 8, 2010, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ripley Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Jimmy Lee Roach
CORINTH – Jimmy Lee Roach, 29, died Tuesday, April 6, 2010, at The Med in Memphis.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery in McNairy County, Tenn.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time today at the funeral home.

Jerry W. White
TUPELO – Jerry W. White, 35, died Sunday, April 4, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a member of Whitehill M.B. Church. He was a student at Itawamba Community College in Tupelo and a former employee of the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal.
Services will be at noon Saturday at Whitehill M.B. Church with Minister Felix Hayes officiating. Burial will be in Porter’s Memorial Garden in Tupelo. Beasley Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Mary White; his mother, Gussie Cayson Marshall of Aberdeen; his father, Simp Macon of Verona; two daughters, Latashi Harmon and Raiericka Hall, and one son, Curtis Hall, all of West Point; two sisters, Teresa Pannell and Angela Carouthers, both of Tupelo; and five grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 2 until 6 p.m. today at Whitehill M.B. Church. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service time.
Earl Robinson Jr.
ALBANY, Ga. – Earl Robinson Jr., 70, died Thursday, April 1, 2010, at his home in Albany, Ga.
Graveside services will be Sunday at St. Paul CME Church Cemetery in Smithville. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
To sign the online register book, visit www.bellememorialfuneralhome.com.

Gracie Clark
WEST POINT – Gracie Mae Clark, 79, died Saturday, April 3, 2010, at Dugan Memorial Nursing Home in West Point.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Northside Christian Church. Burial will be in Lower Prairie Creek 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.

Clyde Boyd
CORINTH – Clyde Boyd, 90, died Monday, April 5, 2010, at his home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Pleasant M.B. Church at Kossuth. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today.

Evie Bonds
CORINTH – Evie M. Bonds, 85, died Tuesday, April 6, 2010, in Corinth.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Wheeler Grove Baptist Church. Burial will be in Wheeler Grove Cemetery. Hight Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.

Elinore Fleming
RIPLEY – Elinore Elizabeth Gray Fleming, 72, died Thursday, April 8, 2010, at the Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home in Ripley. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mae Holman
OKOLONA – Willie Mae Holman, 63, died Monday, April 5, 2010, at her home in Okolona. She was born July 24, 1946, to Rufus Collins and Jessie Haynes Collins. She received her education at the Houston Schools. While living in Syracuse, N.Y., she worked in nursing. She was a former employee of Futorian Manufacturing, where she worked for 19 years. She was a member of Pleasant Plain Church and supported it until the end.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Plain Church with the Rev. Micheal McGaha officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Williams Memorial Funeral Home of Okolona is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 42 years, L.C. Holman of Okolona; two daughters, Rita Holman of Okolona and Annette Holman Akins (Jimmy) of Tupelo; one son, Cecil Wayne Holman (Lashaun) of Tupelo; one sister, Mamie Gladney (James) of Syracuse, N.Y.; two brothers, Rufus Collins Jr. of Okolona and Henry Collins (Leona) of Adrian, Mich.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Ray McAllister
ATLANTA – Ezzard Ray McAllister, 58, died Tuesday, March 30, 2010, in Atlanta. He was born April 2, 1951, in Aberdeen to Erskine McAllister and Ora McAllister. He lived in Indianapolis, Ind., for 39 years. He lived in Atlanta for the past seven months. He was a self-employed mechanic.
Services will be at noon Saturday at New Hebron M.B. Church with the Rev. Daniel Gladney officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Williams Memorial Funeral Home of Okolona is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Marie McAllister of Atlanta; one daughter, Tonya Ndiaye (Amadou) of College Park, Ga.; three sons, Mark McAllister (Leitha) of College Park, Ga., and Micheal McAllister (Tawanda) and Gregory McAllister (Ericka), both of Indianapolis; three brothers, Erskine McAllister Jr. (Tomoko) of Shreveport, La., Nelson McAllister (Lisa) of Indianapolis and Patrick “Speedy” McAllister (Carolyn) of Monroe, Mich.; his sisters, Oletha Manning (Leon), Angie Watson (Waverly), Marrion Evans (Vincient), all of Aberdeen, Jernice Wofford (Calvin), Indinar Bufford, Bernice Barr and Marie McAllister, all of Indianapolia, and Patricia Provo (Lenis) of Friendwood, Texas; 11 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today and a wake will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today, both at the funeral home.

Earthy Hawkins
RIPLEY – Earthy Lee Hawkins, 85, died Monday, April 5, 2010, at the Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. He was born Nov. 24, 1924, in Clarksdale. He joined church at an early age. He married Ceolar Murdock in 2001.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Foster and Son Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tracy Cox officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery in Michigan City.
Survivors include four stepchildren, Earsie Bogard and Vurl Murdock of Ashland, Verser Edgeston (Daniel) of Ripley and Esta Strickland (Arthur) of Columbus, Ohio; eight stepgrandchildren and 10 stepgreat-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ceolar Murdock Hawkins, on Dec. 26, 2006.
Visitation will be from noon to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time Saturday.

Golden Shumpert Jr.
AMORY – Golden Shumpert Jr., 58, died Thursday, April 8, 2010, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Freeman Chapel. Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery. Westbrooks Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time Monday.

Modena Malone
HOLLY SPRINGS – Modena Elliott Malone, 89, died Thursday, April 1, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto in Southaven.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Anderson Chapel CME Church in Holly Springs. Burial will be in the Mt. Gilead CME Church Cemetery in Holly Springs. 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 10 to 10:55 a.m. Saturday.

George Hefner
ADAMSVILLE, Tenn. – George Hefner, 61, died Wednesday, April 7, 2010, at his home in Adamsville, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel of Corinth.

Dale Long
GREENWOOD SPRINGS – Leslie Dale Long, 65, died Wednesday, April 7, 2010, as the result of a farming accident. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.