Obituaries Aug. 12, 2010

Robert A. Gaines
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Robert A. Gaines, 68, died Monday, Aug. 9, 2010, at his home in North Little Rock, Ark. He was born March 9, 1942, in Union County to Floyce and Christine Gaines. He married Helen Sanders in March 1963. He was a graduate of Ingomar High School. He was a boilermaker supervisor with Union Pacific Railroad, retiring after 28 years of service. He was a Baptist.
Services will be today at Grace Baptist Church in North Little Rock. A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Friday at New Harmony Baptist Church at 1064 County Road 204 at Blue Springs. The family will be at the church to receive visitors from 6 p.m. to service time.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Helen Gaines; one daughter, Tammy Webb; one son, Darrell Gaines (Elizabeth); five grandchildren, Dustin Gaines (Jennifer), Scotty Gaines (Catalena), Angel Webb, Dakota Gaines and Dillan Gaines; four great-grandchildren, Sara, Ethan, Brianna and Paden, all of North Little Rock, Ark.; and two sisters, Dianne Sprouse (Jimmy) and Pam Canerdy (Charlie), and a brother, Rickey Gaines (Wanda), all of Blue Springs.
He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents; a daughter, Melissa Edwards; and a great-grandson, Gabriel.
Condolences may be made online at www.rosewoodcremation.com.
Alan East
WICHITA FALLS, Texas – William Alan East, 41, died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010, while crop dusting in Platte County, Neb. He was born in Amory on June 23, 1969, to Van P. East Jr. and Dorothy Vinson East. He attended Amory Public Schools before graduating from Chickasaw Academy. He graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1996 with a degree in Criminal Justice and minors in Military and Political Sciences. He was an Eagle Scout, a member of the Amory Swim Team, nose guard for the Amory Panthers and a member of the Ole Miss Rugby Club, of which he was the president. He served 14 years in the Army National Guard as a commissioned officer, with a tour in Bosnia (2001-2002) and a tour in Iraq (2004-2006).
He and his wife, Kara, were married on Dec. 20, 1998. They made their home in Wichita Falls, Texas, where they were members of Rephidim Church. Mr. East was a professional pilot, working as a test pilot for Air Tractor Inc. in Olney, Texas, as well as a crop dusting pilot. An avid sportsman, he enjoyed flying planes, racing cars, hunting, camping, and trout fishing, but above all he loved spending time with his wife, daughter, family and friends.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church in Amory with Dr. Jim Futral and Dr. Allen Simpson officiating. Interment will follow on the family farm located at 1646 Highway 334, Oxford.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the home of Van and Dot East, located at 1819 Hwy. 25 North in Amory.
A memorial celebration and BBQ dinner is planned for 6 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Air Tractor factory in Olney, Texas. Dress is casual. Those who plan to attend are requested to reply to Sarah Dixon sdixon@airtractor.com or (940) 564-5616.
Survivors include his wife, Kara, and daughter, Elisabeth Grace, of Wichita Falls; his parents, Van and Dot East of Amory; his brother and sister-in-law, Van East III and Cathy East of Brentwood, Tenn.; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Leland and Nancy Snow of Wichita Falls; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Kristin and Trevor Edwards of Wichita Falls; brother-in-law, Michael Aulds Sr. of Archer City; and six nieces and nephews, Van East IV, Kingsley East, Alexandra Aulds, Michael Aulds Jr., Abby Aulds and Brennan Edwards.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Lou Anne “Pebbles” East Aulds, on Aug. 17, 2007.
Memorial donations may be made to the Professional Aerial Applicators Support System (PAASS), which is a safety program for pilots sponsored by the National Agricultural Aviation Association (www.agaviation.org). Make checks payable to NAAREF (National Agricultural Aviation Research & Education Foundation) and mail to: NAAA, 1005 E Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003-2847. Write on memo: “Alan East Memorial Donation.”

Joe Gassaway
BLUE SPRINGS – Joe Lionell “Jo-Jo” Gassaway died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born June 24, 1961, in Detroit, Mich., to Joe Nathan and Willie G. Gassaway. He attended Detroit Public Schools and graduated from Northwestern High School. He served seven years in the Michigan Army National Guard. He was a member of the wire team (wire dogs) and was dishonorably discharged in 1991. In 1989, he moved to Mississippi, where he joined Red Hill Missionary Baptist Church. He was employed at Bassett and Style-Line furniture companies until his health began to fail.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Red Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Blue Springs with Pastor Marvin McWhorter officiating. Burial will be in Red Hill Cemetery. N.L. Jones & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his father, Joe Nathan Gassaway of Blue Springs; two sisters, Janet (Henry Jr.) Ezell of Blue Springs and Cheryl Gassaway of Detroit, Mich.; two nieces, Siobhan (Kevin) Lyles of New Bern, N.C., and Evonna Lynn Gassaway of Detroit, Mich.; one nephew, M.J. McWhorter of Blue Springs; a brother-in-law, Rev. Marvin (Celia) McWhorter of Blue Springs; two great-nieces, one great-nephew; one aunt, Sarah Gassaway of Redford, Mich.; a special cousin, Kimberly Gassaway of Tupelo; and a host of cousins.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Willie G. Gassaway, and his sister, Lajuana M. McWhorter.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the Eck & Georgia Shumpert Memorial Chapel at the funeral home. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service time.
To sign the online guestbook, visit www.nljonesandson.com.

Linda Partlow
TUPELO – Linda Partlow, 61, a retired Itawamba Community College mathematics professor, longtime tennis coach and Plantersville native, died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010, at the University of Alabama-Birmingham Medical Center after a long illness.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors. Burial will be in the Plantersville Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Saturday only.

Debbie Smith
IUKA – Deborah “Debbie” Smith, 57, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Ludlam Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka. Burial will be in the Snowdown Cemetery in Iuka.
Charlene McKnatt
FULTON – Charlene McKnatt, 70, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010, at The Courtyard Nursing Center after an extended illness. A native of Auburn, she was born Oct. 10, 1939, to George Washington and Otis Lee Nichols Raburn. She worked for many years at Woolco Department Store. She enjoyed eating at Dixie Creek, taking care of others and making people happy. She was a member of South Green Baptist Church.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Bro. Scott Nicholson and Eddie McKnatt officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Charles McKnatt of Tupelo; two daughters, Rhonda Hopper (Michael) and Vickey Hester (Mike); one son, Eddie McKnatt (Natasha); four sisters, Brenda Hall (Tommy), Jacki Davis (Thomas), Leona Raburn and Joyce Smith; one brother, Ray “Vester” Raburn (Pauline); six grandchildren, Monica Nix (Jeff), Jeremy Hopper, Chris Hester (Ashley), Nicole Hester, Laken McKnatt and Kelsy McKnatt; and three great-grandchildren, Rileigh and Skylar Nix, and Conner Hester.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Bernice Wylie and Magalene Webb; and two brothers, James Robbins and Hoyle Robbins Jr.
Pallbearers will be Mike Stephens, Jeremy Hopper, Jeff Nix, Chris Hester, Calem Glidewell, Ricky Smith and James Hall.
Honorary pallbearers will be Timmy Lyles, Jimmy Bruce, Vic Bonner and Steven Raburn.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Ronnie Wheeler
ALGONAC, Mich. – Guy Ronald “Ronnie” Wheeler, 65, formerly of Tupelo, died Monday, July 26, 2010, at his home after a brief illness. He was born June 23, 1945, in Tupelo to Guy Mitchell and Virtrue Wheeler. He was a barber and co-owner of the Varsity Barber Shop for a number of years. He loved to deer hunt and he enjoyed sports.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at East Heights Baptist Church in Tupelo with Bro. Phillip McCoy officiating. Burial will be in Gilvo Cemetery.
Survivors include his companion, Joyce Trerice of Algoma; sons, Chad (Tressi) Wheeler of Tupelo and Michael (Gippy) Wheeler of North Carolina; daughter, Michelle Wheeler of Tupelo; grandchildren, Drew, Greg, Anthony, Shea and Storm Wheeler, Hamilton and Grace Shoemaker, and Shelton Worthy; great-grandchildren, Bailey and Kimberley.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his grandparents; a sister, Mary Frances “Hattie” Holland; and a brother, Douglas Sullivan.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at East Heights Baptist Church in Tupelo with Bro. Phillip McCoy officiating. Burial will be in Gilvo Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Gilvo Cemetery Fund, c/o Joyce Loftin, 186 CR 1310, Tupelo, MS 38804; or East Heights Baptist Church, 205 Lake St., Tupelo, MS 38804.

Willard Hutson
TREMONT – Willard R. Hutson, 63, died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010, at his home. He was born July 27, 1947, in Itawamba County to Argie L. and Mary Cleo Kerr Hutson. He was a factory worker and a Methodist. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Friday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Jackie Gray officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include his mother, Mary Cleo Hutson of Tremont; four brothers, William Hutson, Wendell (Sandie) Hutson and Willis Hutson, all of Tremont, and Jack (Debbie) Hutson of Fulton; three sisters, Cindy J. Hutson of Tremont, Sherry Richardson of Red Bay, Ala., and Nancy (Ottis) Wilson of Fulton; his special caregivers and friends, Caniva Mauldin and Danny Wayne Earnest and children; six nieces, seven nephews; and a host of great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Argie L. Hutson; a brother, Wayne Hutson; and two sisters, Mary Duvall and Sarah Duvall.
Pallbearers will be Chris Wilson, Chad Wilson, Matt Wilson, Danny Wayne Earnest, Chris Steele, Roy Summerford and Charles Mauldin.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to service time Friday.

Mae Dale Dunaway
BLUE SPRINGS – Mae Dale Dunaway, 57, died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010, at her residence. She was a former employee of Piper Impact and a Baptist. She enjoyed traveling, yard sales and spending time with her grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn. Burial will be in the Union Hill Cemetery.
She is survived by three daughters, Teresa Robinson of Southaven, JoAnn Loague of Peppertown and Sheila Davis of Baldwyn; one son, Mark Bedford of Blue Springs; three brothers, Gerald Edward Howard of Blue Springs, Bobby Howard of Mantachie and David Ray Howard; nine grandchildren, Jonathan Tyler, Lydia Loague, Brandon Tucker, Monica Cardenas, Danica Wijesinghe, Brandy Davis, Terri Davis, Krissy Davis and Justin Davis; 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Dunaway; her mother, Dorothy Howard; three brothers, Gene Howard, Homer Howard and an infant brother.
Pallbearers will be Jonathan Tyler, Brandon Tucker, Chris Flores, Josh Peel and Mark Bedford.
Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Friday and continue until service time at the funeral home.
Oneida Floyd
TUPELO – Oneida Eades Floyd, 81, died Friday, Aug. 6, 2010, at The Golden Living Center in Tupelo. A native of Lee County, she was the daughter of Issac Eades and Ruby Bramlett Eades, and the widow of Heron Floyd Sr. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Chesterville M.B. Church. She loved her family and she had a passion for cooking.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Faith Tabernacle Full Gospel Church. The Rev. Rendale Hill will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in College Hill CME Church Cemetery in Pontotoc. Kenneth Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her mother, Ruby Eades of Pontotoc; four sons, Heron Jr. (Carol) Floyd of Clarksville, Tenn., Dewayne Floyd of Tupelo, Harvey Floyd of Verona and Ben (Gloria) Floyd of San Antonio, Texas; three daughters, Josephine Brown of Pontotoc, Jesteen (Anthony) Andrews of Pontotoc and Shirley (Cleveland) Williams of Ecru; one brother, Benjamin (Bobbie Nell) Eades of Pontotoc; one uncle, C.B. White of Grand Rapids, Mich.; one aunt, Jennie B. Wiley of Tupelo; three sisters-in-law, Minnie Floyd and Estelle Floyd, both of Pontotoc, and Catherine Floyd of Gary, Ind.; 36 grandchildren, 68 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from noon to 7 p.m. today with family present from 6 to 7 p.m.
Condolences may be left at www.kennethrobersonfuneralhome.com.

Bobby Gates
RIPLEY – Bobby Ross Gates, 69, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Aug. 22, 1940, to Babe Anther Gates and Ella Glissen Gates. He was a member of Blue Mountain Church of The Lord Jesus Christ. He retired from the City of Ripley as a street commissioner with 18 years of service, and from Tippah County 5th District as a heavy equipment operator. He was a member of the Ripley Masonic Lodge.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Blue Mountain Church of The Lord Jesus Christ with Bro. Joe McKnight, Bro. Joe Street and Bro. Herman Hancock officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Ripley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Dorothy Marie Rainey Gates of Ripley; three sons, Bobby Micheal Gates of Oxford, Brian Keith Gates (Katrina) of Ripley and Adam Lee Gates (Wendy) of Ripley; three brothers, William Pete Gates (Jan), C.B. Gates (Gladys) and Oval Gates, all of Ripley; eight grandchildren, Kelly Ross Gates (Tiffany) of Blue Mountain, April Marie Gates of Memphis, Samuel Nate Gates, Abby Kate Gates and Colee Rian Gates, all of Ripley, Brittany Lynn Holliday of Blue Mountain, Hunter Lee Gates and Allison Danielle Gates, both of Dumas.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Jean Gates and J.C. Gates; one nephew, Jimmy Gates; and one sister-in-law, Ruby Jean Gates.
Pallbearers will be Josh Rodgers, Pete Gates, Jimmy Windham, Ray Nooner, Riley Ebin “Curly” Rainey and R.C. Rainey. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Coleman, Homer Richardson, Jack Batastini and Sid Rainey.
Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home. The body will be placed in the church by 9 a.m. Friday.
To view obituaries and sign the guestbook online, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.

Vicky Lee-Webb
MANTEE – Vicky Guenell Lee-Webb, 42, died Monday, Aug. 9, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Upper Prairie Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Prairie. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Carter’s Mortuary Services of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Lue Blackwell
NEW ALBANY – Lue Bertha Blackwell, 76, died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany.
Annie Faye Wicker
TUPELO – Annie Faye Wicker, 89, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo after a brief illness. Mrs. Wicker was born in Union County to William Buford and Leola White Carter. She married Frank Stubbs Wicker on June 22, 1943, a marriage that lasted 68 years until his death on June 28, 2010. She was retired from Hancock Fabrics after 23 years, working as a salesperson and fabric cutter. She was a master homemaker in her retirement years and a former Avon representative. She was an active and faithful member of Harrisburg Baptist Church since l954. She was a loving wife, devoted mother, caring grandmother and compassionate great-grandmother who was revered by her family. She was a counselor and friend to all.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Dr. Forrest Sheffield officiating. Burial will be in Tupelo Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time today at the Tupelo Chapel.
Survivors include one daughter, Gloria Ann Wicker Armstrong (Keith Easter) of Tupelo; two sons, Frank Carter (Peggy) Wicker of Tupelo and David Lynn Wicker, M. D.. of Vallejo, Calif.; four grandchildren, Jonathan Hans Wicker, Todd Dempsey Wicker, Lee Ryan Armstrong and William Mark Armstrong; seven great-grandchildren; four nephews, William Bennett Carter, Barrett Lee Carter, John Michael Carter and David Scott Malone; five nieces, Betty Dale Carter Kindler, Linda Jean Carter, Cynthia Diane Malone Leopold, Catherine Denise Malone and Cheryl Dana Malone Hamblin; one sister, Sara Ellen Carter Malone.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband; an infant sister, Emily Carter; and two brothers, William Malcolm Carter and John Melvin Carter.
Pallbearers will be Jonathan Wicker, Todd Wicker, Lee Armstrong, Mark Armstrong, Jody Tyler Wicker, Mike Carter and Carter Hamblin.
Memorials may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38801; or Harrisburg Baptist Church, 4675 Cliff Gookin Blvd., Tupelo, MS 38801.
Condolences may be e-mailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Robert Nicholson
OKOLONA – Robert Wayne Nicholson, 72, died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010, at Shearer Richardson Nursing Center in Okolona, where he had resided the last seven years. Mr. Nicholson was born in Monroe County, Nettleton, on April 3, 1938, to Clay Nicholson and Pauline Scruggs Nicholson Russell. He graduated from Nettleton High School in l956 and lived most of his life in the Nettleton and Okolona area. He was employed as a truck driver in the furniture industry and later worked for Jack Gordon Enterprises LLC. He served many years in the Mississippi National Guard and was federalized during the Ole Miss crisis in l963. An avid Ole Miss Rebel sports fan and a close observer of Fox News, he was known for his jovial personality and enjoyed the company and conversation of his family and many friends.
Services will be at 5 p.m. today at the Okolona Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Eric Boykin officiating and his nephew, Jon Nicholson, delivering personal and family reflections. A private family burial will take place in the Nicholson Family Plot at Gray’s Cemetery in Nettleton. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to service time today at the Okolona Chapel.
Survivors include two sisters, Jewel N. Sullivan (Dan) of Okolona and Kathy N. Hicks of Amory; his stepfather, Wilburn “Russ” Russell of Lexington, Tenn.; his stepbrothers, Steve and Mike Russell of Lexington, and his stepsister, Ann Ward of Smyrna, Tenn.; nine nieces and nephews, and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Kenneth Nicholson; and his wife, Ann.
Condolences may be e-mailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.
Memorials may be made to Gray’s Cemetery Upkeep Fund, c/o David Shumpert, 157 Rd 1333, Nettleton, MS 38858.

Mary Mitchell
EUPORA – Mary Lois Montroy Mitchell, 80, died Monday, Aug. 9, 2010, at
the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Lollors Grove Baptist Church in Webster County. Burial will be in Lollors Grove Cemetery. Wise Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Lollors Grove Cemetery Fund.

Essie Jackson
WEST POINT – Essie Lee Jackson, 81, died Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010, at the Dugan Memorial Home in West Point.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Zion Whites M.B. Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Carter Funeral Home in West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Gavin Daniels
RED BANKS – Gavin Marcus Daniels, infant son of Marcus and LaKesha Flemons-Daniels, died Monday, Aug. 9, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto in Southaven.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at Providence United Methodist Church Cemetery at Abbeville. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.
Bridget Leach
BOONEVILLE – Bridget Ann “Cookie” Leach, 48, died Friday, Aug. 6, 2010, at her home in Booneville. She was born Jan. 22, 1962, to Goldie Leach and Mae Ella Miller Leach. She was a member of Oak Hill M.B. Church in Booneville.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Oak Hill M.B. Church with Rev. Houston Owens officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Agnew & Sons Funeral Home of Booneville is in charge of arrangement.
Survivors include her two daughters, Katherine Agnew and Donna (John) Welch, both of Booneville; two sons, Willie Leach and Joshua Leach, both of Booneville; six grandchildren; her mother, Mae Ella Leach; three brothers, Benjamin (Karen) Leach of Dallas, Texas, Jackie Leach of Booneville and Ricky (Mary) Leach of Oxford; and a special friend, Willie Agnew of Booneville.
She was preceded in death by her father, one sister and five brothers.
Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. today with a family hour from 5 to 6 p.m. today. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry at www.agnewandsons.com.

Vernon Blackwelder
DUCK HILL – Vernon Ray Blackwelder, 80, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010, at his home. He was born Feb. 24, 1930, in Steele, Mo. He was the retired owner of Mid-South Ice Machine and Beverage Equipment.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel in Calhoun City with the Rev. Albert Britt officiating. Burial will be in New Gauley Cemetery in Calhoun City.
Survivors include his wife, Doris Blackwelder of Duck Hill; two sons, Steve Blackwelder of Memphis and Keith (Jana) Blackwelder of Hernando; four sisters, Nell Stewart of Minden, La., Glenda Godfred of Forest, and Helen Vanlandingham and Jimmie Denley, both of Bruce; one brother, Larry Blackwelder of Bruce; one granddaughter and two great-grandsons.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Blackwelder and Orlee Turner Blackwelder.
Visitation will be from noon to service time Friday.

Bill Tate
NEW ALBANY – William “Bill” Tate, 77, died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service.

Jimmy Ellis
GUNTOWN – James M. “Jimmy” Ellis died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ricky Boykins
ABERDEEN – Ricky Boykins, 47, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010, at Pioneer Community Hospital in Aberdeen. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen.


ABERDEEN – Levert Howell, 47, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010, at the Care Center of Aberdeen. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen.

Emory Aldridge Jr.
TUPELO – Emory Ward Aldridge Jr., 78, died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.

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