Obituaries Aug. 6, 2010

Hon. John W. Holloway
OKOLONA – John Wayne Holloway, 68, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010, at his Okolona residence after an extended illness. He was born on Jan. 5, 1942, in Pontotoc to Addison and Jessie Eunice Young Holloway. He graduated from Randolph High School and served 30 years with the Mississippi Department of Public Safety as a Highway Patrolman, retiring June 30, 1996, with the rank of Staff Sergeant. At his death, he was serving as a bailiff with the Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department. A patriotic American, he remained active in civic and community life and was elected Mayor of Okolona from 1997 to 2001. He was named Citizen of the Year in 1984. He was an active and faithful member of First Baptist Church in Okolona, where he served as a deacon. He formerly served on the Board of Trustees at Itawamba Community College. He was a Master Mason affiliated with Prairie Lodge 87, a Shriner and a member of the Eastern Star Ruth Chapter 6. An avid outdoorsman, he loved hunting, fishing and camping with his family. He was a beloved, contributing citizen of Okolona and an outstanding family man.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Okolona with Bro. Eric Boykin and Bro. Junior Ritchie officiating. Burial with Mississippi Highway Patrol honors will be in Guinn Cemetery in Pontotoc County. Holland Funeral Directors, Okolona Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Virginia Ferguson Holloway of Okolona; two daughters, Cindy Jourdan (Raymond) and Paula Spragins (Scot), all of Tupelo; three grandchildren who knew their grandfather as John and Buckhorn, Mary Jourdan, Jay Jourdan, and Addie Grace Mims; two brothers, Dale Holloway (Bobbie) of Tupelo and Talmadge Holloway (Dorothy) of Pontotoc; and a sister, Gladys Herndon of Saltillo.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Bobby Glen Holloway.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. today at the church.
Pallbearers are Danny Buskirk, Ken Eubank, Dusty Hester, Tom Jones, Tim Posey and Andy Young, and the Mississippi Highway Patrol Honor Guard.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 201 Main St., Okolona, MS 38860 or Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38802.
Condolences may be e-mailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.
Martha Ann Logan
BELDEN – Martha Ann Logan, 71, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010, at her residence. A Tupelo native, she was born March 3, 1939, to Burnell H. and Lurlyne Creeley Wade. She was a graduate of Tupelo High School, Class of 1957. After attending Mississippi College for Women for several years, she moved to Northern Virginia to take a position on the staff of First District Congressman Thomas Abernathy in Washington D.C. Later in her 26 years on Capital Hill she worked as a staff assistant to Sen. James O. Eastland and then in the same capacity for Sen. John Stennis.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Rev. David Smith officiating. Burial will be in Tupelo Memorial Park.
Survivors include her husband of 34 years, Tom Logan of Belden; one sister, Dorothy Lamar (William); one stepdaughter, Margaret Gartin (Ken) of San Diego, Calif.; three nieces, Kelly Phillips (Andy) of Amory, Carrie Ruth (Dennis) of Fulton and Kathy Mills (Billy) of Tupelo; one nephew, Clay Lamar of Tupelo.
She was preceded in death by her only child, William Byrd; her parents; one brother, Burnell “Son” Wade; and one sister, Virginia O’Callahan.
Pallbearers will be Dennis Ruth, Clay Lamar, Andy Phillips, William Lamar and Billy Mills.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Donald Robbins
MYRTLE – Donald Eugene Robbins, 53, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010, at his residence. He was born Nov. 16, 1957, in Union County to Glen Lamar Robbins and Nora Sanders Robbins. He was retired from the Mississippi Department of Transportation, where he worked for 30 years. He enjoyed heavy equipment, coaching tee ball and softball, trail riding, riding horses, and he loved his family. He was a member of the Moss Hill Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today in the Chapel at United Funeral Service in New Albany with Bro. Charlie Ransier and Bro. Bobby Butler officiating. Burial will be at Faith Baptist Church Cemetery in Myrtle.
Survivors include his mother, Nora Robbins of Myrtle; his wife, Vhonda Robbins of Myrtle; two daughters, Lindsay Robbins and Hannah Robbins, both of Myrtle; three sisters, Alice Brown of Myrtle, Annie Robbins of Pinedale and Sherry Childs of Hickory Flat; three brothers, Jerry Robbins, Kenneth Robbins and Robert Robbins, all of Myrtle; one grandchild, Sierra Robbins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Glen Lamar Robbins.
Pallbearers will be Heath Robbins, Brett Robbins, Timbo Robbins, Matthew Brown, Pete Frazier and Ollie Hughs. Honorary pallbearers will be Virgil Rodgers, Ronnie Cobb and Gary Richardson.
For online condolences, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.

Tamia Bryan
RIPLEY – Tamia Lee Bryan, 50, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010, at her home. She was born Sept. 6, 1959, to Mary Jane Black Bryan and the late Dan P. Bryan. She was a Baptist and a breast cancer survivor. She was manager for Buck’s Convenience Store in Corinth. She was an avid animal lover.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery.
She is survived by one daughter, Elizabeth Conner Magana (Jorge) of Atlanta, Ga.; one son, Matthew Conner of Myrtle; her mother, Mary Bryan of Ripley; six sisters, Doris Moore (Donnie) of Falkner, Anita Childers (Rocky) of Ripley, Norma Blackwell of Baldwyn, Ann Fisher (Jimmy) of Ripley, Martha Jo Byrd (Thomas) of Collierville and Mary Ann Jones (Ronnie) of Moscow; three brothers, Neal Bryan of Oxford, Bert Bryan (Jennifer) of Falkner and Dan Bryan (Ginnie) of Olive Branch; a special friend, Bernard Jones of New Albany; a number of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Dan P. Bryan; two sisters, Shirley Goad and Martha Milligan; and three brothers, Charlie Bryan, Dan Bryan and A. J. Grimes.
Pallbearers will be Jorge Magana, Adam Childers, Bernard Jones, Cole Childers, Josh Bryan and Terry Bryan.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Awareness Fund, c/o Susan G. Komen North Mississippi Affiliate, 1016 N. Gloster St., Tupelo, MS 38804.
To view obituaries and sign the guest book online, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.

Ruby Lee
RIPLEY – Ruby Jean Pannell Lee, 65, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley. Burial will be in Criswell Cemetery in Ripley.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.
Fred P. Wright
AMORY – Fred P. Wright, 92, died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center. A native of Amory, he was born June 1, 1918, to Wiley Hampton Wright and Annie Elizabeth Booker Wright. He graduated from Amory High School and earned his law degree in 1940 from the University of Mississippi. He married Brynda Martin in 1941.
He began his law practice in Amory and was appointed as Monroe County’s prosecuting attorney in 1942. His law practice was interrupted by a tour of duty in Europe during World War II with the Army Air Force. He was in the 348th Fighter Group and the 367th Fighter Squadron where he was a sergeant. He was stationed in France and Germany and participated in the Battle of the Bulge, where his group earned a Presidential Unit Citation for its performance. He served in the military again in the Korean War and was a captain in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps, the legal branch of the Army.
Upon returning to Amory, he continued to practice law and was elected the mayor of Amory in 1946. He served as attorney for the Monroe County Board of Supervisors, City of Amory, Amory Municipal School District, and the Town of Smithville. He was also active in securing many new industries such as True Temper, Pullman Couch Company, Fabri Valve, Walker Mfg., Conoco Plastics and others.
He was an active participant on the boards of Monroe County Electric Company, Gilmore Memorial Hospital and Gilmore Sanitarium. He was a member and president of Amory Kiwanis Club and helped to organize the VFW Post 4377. He served 69 years on the board of Amory Federal Savings and Loan, during which he served as president for 35 years. Judge Wright was first appointed a judge in 1964 to 1st District Chancery Court and was elected to five consecutive terms without opposition.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and served on the Administrative Board, as a Sunday school teacher and on the TV ministry, as well as other capacities. In 1975, and again in 1986, he was named Amory’s Outstanding Citizen.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Warren Coile and Rev. Don McCain officiating. Burial will follow in Masonic Cemetery. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include a son, Douglas M. Wright (Jeannie) of Olive Branch; a daughter, Diane Wright Patterson (Pete) of Amory; four grandchildren, Douglas M. Wright Jr. (Stephanie) of Saltillo, Stan Patterson (Karen) of Raleigh N.C., Ellen Patterson Wiygul (Scott) of Amory and Bennett Wright of Houston, Texas; seven great-grandchildren, Jordan, Leighton and Britton Wright, and Wiley, Nora and Grace Patterson, and Claire Wiygul; and his caregiver, Louise McVey.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by brothers, Ralph, Harold and Paul Wright; sisters, Mildred Smith and Hilda Ellington; and a great-grandson, Alex Wiygul.
Pallbearers will be Hob Bryan, Buddy Bryant, John Clingan, Tom Crook, Gene Haney, Bobby Hill, Billy Kirkpatrick and Bob Wiygul. Honorary pallbearers will be Ronnie Boozer, W.H. Bryan, E.C. Carpenter, Dr. Robert Cole, John Creekmore, Bill Fowlkes, Herman Hester, Fred Hodges, Dr. Richard Hollis, Larry Johnson, Dick Millender, Kim Minich, Howard Moon, Phil Roberts and Dr. Roger Ratliff.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 147, or the Amory Humane Society, P.O. Box 218, Amory.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at picklefh@att.net.

Carolyn Luna
HICKORY FLAT – Carolyn Dell Luna, 66, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010, at her home in Hickory Flat. She was born on Jan. 10, 1944, to Raymond Fray Luna and Ella Odell Parish Luna. She was a Roman Catholic.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Clyde Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Benton County.
She is survived by one brother, Raymond F. Luna of Hickory Flat; several aunts, uncles and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home.
To view obituaries and sign the online register book, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.
Bryan Chandler
BALDWYN – Bryan A. Chandler, 18, died Monday, Aug. 2, 2010, in Saltillo as the result of an automobile accident. He was born Nov. 13, 1991, to William and Shelia Chandler. He was a member of Charity Temple Church in Baldwyn. He was a senior at Baldwyn High School.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Baldwyn High School Gym with Pastor Brad Chandler officiating. Burial will be in the Full Gospel Cemetery in Baldwyn. Agnew & Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his parents, William and Shelia Chandler of Baldwyn; one sister, Sonya Harris of Baldwyn; two brothers, William Andrew Chandler and Joshua Chandler, both of Baldwyn; his grandparents, Curtis and Mattie Young of Baldwyn; three nieces, Keylee, Brianna and Akeria; three nephews, Kayland, Jernmiah and Deonte; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death his grandparents, William B. Chandler, and Robert and Erion Harris.
Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday with a family hour from 5 to 6 p.m. Saturday. The body will be placed in the gym one hour prior to service time Sunday.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry at www.agnewandsons.com.

Thelma McQuary
WOODLAND – Thelma Allen McQuary, 92, died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010, at Floy Dyer Manor in Houston. She was born April 5, 1918, in Ackerman to Thomas Allen and Maggie Lou Wise Allen. She was a retired beautician and the owner of Thelma’s Beauty Shop. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Houston Funeral Home in Houston with Rev. Paul Childress officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Woodland.
Survivors include her daughter, Wanda Hancock and husband, Edwin, of Woodland; her sister, Mildred McQuary of Woodland; her grandchildren, George Francis McQuary, Karen McQuary, James H. “Bubba” Miller and Gregory Miller; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George M. McQuary Sr.; her daughter, Martha Jane Miller; her son, George M. McQuary Jr.; and her grandson, Ron Miller.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time Saturday at Houston Funeral Home.
Friends and family may leave a message on the online register book at www.houstonfuneralhomems.com.

Rita Roye
PONTOTOC – Rita Diane Ferguson Roye, 56, died Monday, Aug. 2, 2010, at her home. She was born in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., to J.R. and Perla Ferguson. She graduated from Pontotoc High School in 1971. She later received her A.A. degree in social work and her B.S. degree in psychology and was working on her master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. Her heart’s desire was to start a single parent ministry. She was a member of West Heights Baptist Church for most of her life and participated in most activities of the church. She loved her five children and her grandson, and loved visiting them in Nashville, spending time with them at birthdays, holidays, picnics, cookouts and canoeing, and taking hundreds of photos. She held dear to her heart all the memories of every event they spent together.
Private memorial services for immediate family only will be held. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Lori (Chris) Harrelson of Brentwood, Tenn., and Kim (Matt) Wanasek of Thompson Station, Tenn.; two sons, Noble (Kimberly) Roye and Dave Nicholas Roye of Pontotoc; her grandson, Thomas Reed Roye of Pontotoc; and her mother, Perla M. Ferguson of Pontotoc.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Connie Marie Roye; her father, J.R. Ferguson; and a brother, Nicky D. Ferguson, M.D.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Children’s Bus Ministry at West Heights Baptist Church.

Minnie Duke
WEST POINT – Minnie Lou McCool Duke, 91, died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point. She was born May 12, 1919, in Gordo, Ala., to Lottie Jones McCool and William McCool. Mrs. Duke was a seamstress for Knickerbocker Manufacturing Company for 12 years and a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She came to West Point in 1925 from Lowndes County. She married Herman Perry Duke Sr. on Dec. 9, 1939, in Columbus. He preceded her in death on Feb. 11, 1981.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday Calvert Funeral Home Chapel in West Point with Dr. James Towery officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in West Point.
Survivors include one daughter, Juanita D. O’Brian of West Point; two sons, Herman Duke of Grenada and Bill Duke of West Point; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, one brother and three sisters.
Visitation will be from noon to service time Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 8217, Jackson, MS 39284-8217.
Friends may leave a Memory Message at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.

Jewell Daniel
NEW ALBANY – Matha Jewell Butler Daniel, 96, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010, in at her grandson’s home in Guntown. She was born July 28, 1914, in New Albany to William and Lonnie King Butler. She was the widow of Charles Curtis Daniel. She and her husband were the owners of Daniel Big Star Grocery Store, and she was a retired bookkeeper for Wood’s OK Tire Store. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of New Albany and a member of Alam Sharp Sunday School Class.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at United Funeral Service in New Albany with Rev. Leslie Nabors and Rev. David Laman officiating. Burial will be in New Albany City Cemetery.
Survivors include her daughter, Dianne Daniel of New Albany; her son, Larry Daniel of New Albany; two sisters, Edith Butler Randolph of Forrest and Willie King Butler Bending of Denton, Texas; one grandson, Doug Farley (Mitzy) of Guntown; and one great-granddaughter, LeAnn Farley.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Charles Curtis Daniel; her parents; a sister, Ruth Butler Stevenson; four brothers, Clyde Morris Butler, Wallace D. Butler, William E. Butler and Eddice Butler.
Pallbearers will be Mike Farley Sr., Billy Bending, Allan Brealand, Jimmy Still, Ricky Stevenson and Bobby Stevenson. Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Banks, Joe Robbins, Bill Smallwood, Sammy Goodwin and the nurses of Unity Hospice and CNA.
Memorials can be made to Unity Hospice Care, 1413 W. Main St., Suite B, Tupelo, MS 38804.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.

Georgiana Glaspie
BOONEVILLE – Georgiana Rose Glaspie, 58, died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a registered nurse. She loved her dogs and spending time with her family and friends.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Keith Sanders officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband, Virgil Glaspie of Booneville; one son, Michael Murphy and wife, Heidi, of Greenbay, Wis.; three stepdaughters, Mary Vanderford and husband, Roddy, of Hinkle, Mandi Davis and husband, Ben, of Booneville, and Brandi Grissom and husband, Lance, of Saltillo; one sister, Renae Herman and husband, Jeep, of Racine, Ill.; five grandchildren, Jasmin Rhoades, Beau Posey, Isabella Murphy, Caterina Murphy and Andrianna Murphy; one great-grandchild, Renezmae Rhoades; seven stepgrandchildren, Tori Graham, James Graham, Haley Carpenter, Zane Glaspie, Zoe Grisham, Zora Davis and Zada Davis.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Saturday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com,

Sarah Persall
RIPLEY – Sarah Hays Persall, 64, died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Jan. 9, 1947, in Tupelo to Romie and Flora Weeks Hays. She was a homemaker and a member of Springdale Baptist Church. She loved her dog, Savannah.
Graveside services will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in the Troy community of Pontotoc County. Bro. Daniel Darling will officiating. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Stacey Michelle Wilder and Shea Marie Wilder Bridges (Lee Allan), both of Ripley; one brother, Charles “Buddy” Hays (Cheryl) of Okolona; two granddaughters, Brinlee Marie Bridges and Braelyn Michelle Bridges; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Gloria Wood, Betty Brasher and Martha Dallas; and a special friend, Mabel “Doolie” Covington.
Pallbearers will be Lee Allan Bridges, Rodney Brooks, Romie Hays, John Hays and Kevin Wilder.
Memorial donations may be made to the Tupelo-Lee Humane Society or any local animal shelter.
There will be no visitation. To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.

Hazel Eaton
RIPLEY – Hazel Marie Eaton, 59, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Fellowship Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Ripley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. today and will continue until service time Saturday at the church.
To view obituaries and sign the guest book online, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.

Opal Horton
CORINTH – Opal S. Horton, 80, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Judy Davis, 6508 N. Shiloh Road, Corinth, MS 38834.

J.R. Burleson
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Ernest J.R. Burleson, 70, died Saturday, July 31, 2010.
A memorial service will be at noon Saturday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont. Deaton Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at the funeral home.

Cecil Vanzant
HICKORY FLAT – Cecil Vernon Vanzant, 78, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born July 18, 1932, in Hughes, Ark. He was a Baptist.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Holly Springs Funeral Home with Bro. Bill Dowdy officiating. Burial will be in Cornersville Cemetery.
Survivors include Evelyn Vanzant Childers of Hickory Flat; two sons, John Vanzant (Jewel) of Hickory Flat and Tim Vanzant (Donna) of Holly Springs; one daughter, Diane Lollar (Cecil) of Hickory Flat; stepdaughters, Gail Howard (Johnny), Reba Wilkinson (Warren), all of Hickory Flat, Norma Burdett of North Carolina and Treva Taylor (George) of Texas; five sisters, Joan Farrow of Byhalia, Earnestine Maas of Branson, Mo., Louise Bradley of Southaven, and Marie Bumpas and Dorothy Darling, both of Olive Branch; 15 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Timothy Dabner Vanzant and Callie Pearl Hishaw Vanzant; and two brothers and one sister.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Earlon Harrison
NETTLETON – Earlon Lamar Harrison, 87, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. He was born Jan. 8, 1923, in Calhoun County to Arthur Roscoe and Mimey Lou Lindsey Harrison. A lifelong resident of Nettleton, he was a retired painter and a member of Liberty Baptist Church. He enjoyed working in his garden and going fishing.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at the Chapel of Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton with the Rev. Ricky Jones and the Rev. Tim Barber officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery.
Survivors include three daughters, Earnestine Edwards of Pontotoc, Frances Louise Hall of Tupelo and Teresa Green (Bobby) of Fulton; two sons, Johnny Harrison and Ricky Harrison (Lisa), all of Columbus; one sister, Mary Harrison McKnight (James) of Pontotoc; one brother, Tommy Harrison of Vernon, Ala.; 16 grandchildren, Mitch Harrison, Patrick Caldwell, Judith Naden, Tracy Baulch, John Hall IV, Joe M. Hall, Martha Phillips, Bobby Green, Brandon Green, Patricia Edwards, Terry Edwards, Gary Edwards, Scott Harrington, Jacob Matthews, Justin McRay and Katie Harrison; 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Totsie Mae Renfro Harrison; his parents; one son, Earlon Wayne Harrison; and one grandson, Timothy Lamar Edwards.
Pallbearers will be Mitch Harrison, Patrick Caldwell, Terry Edwards, Joe Hall, Josh Hester and Jacob Matthews.
Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Edwards, John Hall, Bobby Green, Brad Naden, David Baulch and Bryan Phillips.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry online at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Roy Lee Traylor
NEW ALBANY – Roy Lee Traylor, 76, died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a member of Shady Grove M.B. Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Shady Grove M.B. Church with the Rev. Robert Shamblin officiating. Burial will be in Gerizum Cemetery. Beasley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include four brothers, William Hilton Traylor and Ivora Traylor, both of New Albany, Freddie B. Traylor and Robert Traylor Jr., both of Detroit, Mich.; two sisters, Hattie Sue Jones and Helen Marie Shamblin, both of New Albany.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service time Saturday.

John Royston
POTTS CAMP – John Willis Royston, 65, died Monday, Aug. 2, 2010, at his home in Potts Camp.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Royston Chapel CME Church in Benton County. Burial will be in the church cemetery. 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.

Carrie Davidson
WEST POINT – Carrie Mae Davidson, 79, died Friday, July 30, 2010, at her home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Union Baptist Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Carter’s Mortuary Services of West Point are in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Stella Patterson
CHARLESTON – Stella Hall Patterson, 84, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010. She was a homemaker.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Stonefield Church of God in Cascilla. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Newsom Funeral Home of Charleston is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Tommy Patterson and wife, Patsy, of Pontotoc and Tony Patterson and wife, Debbie, of New Albany; four grandchildren, Sidra (Michael) Winters, Hunter (Andrea) Patterson, Mikki (Randy) Whisenant and Brandon Patterson; one great-grandchild.
Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Barbara Ann Crumb
HOLLY SPRINGS – Barbara Ann Crumb, 46, died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010, on Hwy. 78 at the Byhalia exit in Byhalia.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Doxey Auditorium on the campus of Rust College in Holly Springs. Burial will be in Cottrell Memorial Garden 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 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family will receive visitors from 6 to 7 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at Rust College from 10 to 10:55 a.m. Saturday.

Earnestine Fields
HAMILTON – Earnestine Fields died Saturday, July 31, 2010, at her home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Shiloh M.B. Church. Burial will be in Willis Cemetery at Hamilton. Westbrooks Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time Saturday.

Dorothy Washington
CORINTH – Dorothy Washington, 86, died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010, at the Whitfield Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel of Corinth.

Ellehugh Standifer
TUPELO – Ellehugh Standifer, 82, died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones and Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo.

Versie Gaines
CORINTH – Versie Gaines, 80, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel of Corinth.

Tommie L. Redmond
OXFORD – Tommie L. Redmond, 61, died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010, in Chicago.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Tallahatchie Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building. Burial will be in the Tobby Tubby Cemetery. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Leslie Chapman
BATESVILLE – Leslie Chapman, 38, died Friday, July 30, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Eureaka AME Zion Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.

Rev. Benjamin Nelson
AMORY – Rev. Benjamin C. Nelson died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones and Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo.

Diane Janes
WALNUT – Diane Janes, 62, died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Corinthian Funeral Home of Corinth.

Moses Phillips
OXFORD – Moses Phillips, 82, died Saturday, July 31, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Philadelphia M.B. Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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