Obituaries August 10, 2010

By NEMS Daily Journal

Kennedy Lloyd Jr.
ABERDEEN – Kennedy Lloyd Jr., 21, died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010, in Hwy. 8 East. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen.

David Brandon
ABERDEEN – David Lewis Brandon, 58, died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen.

W.R. Hemphill
OXFORD – W.R. “Sonny” Hemphill, 82, retired telephone engineer with South Central Bell, died Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Born in Indianola, Mr. Hemphill was a veteran of the United States Army, where he served as a corporal in the Signal Corps during the Korean War. He was a Mason in the O.D. Smith Masonic Lodge, and a member of First Baptist Church of Oxford, the Telephone Pioneers and the Buzzard Roost Hunting Lodge.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today in the Chapel of Waller Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Allen officiating. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Visitation will precede the service from 12:30 until 2:30 at the funeral home.
Survivors include a daughter, Anne Hemphill of Oxford; a son, Robert Hemphill of Counce, Tenn.; two sisters, Mary Elizabeth Knowlton of Cordova, Tenn., and Deloris Perry of Madison; and one brother, George Hemphill of Oxford.
Memorial donations may be made to Ducks Unlimited, Memorial Contributions, 1 Waterford Way, Memphis, TN 38120 or the charity of the donor’s choice.
In honor of Mr. Hemphill’s service to his country, the flag of the United States Army is being flown at Waller Funeral Home.
Visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com for online condolences and guestbook.

Irma Honnoll
COLUMBUS – Irma Nell Honnoll, 83, died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010, at Aurora Health and Rehab in Columbus. She was born Aug. 16, 1926, in Lamar County, Ala., to Haley J. and Celia Bobo Chaffin. She was a member of East Columbus Church of Christ. She was a homemaker and a former member of the Homemakers Club. She formerly owned and operated Irma’s Flowers.
Services were Saturday, Aug. 7, at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Columbus with Minister Joel Ellis officiating. Burial followed at Furnace Hill Cemetery in Vernon, Ala.
Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Wheeler (Doug) of Columbus and Marilyn Lavender (Mike) of Columbus; five grandchildren, Todd Wheeler (Candy), Scott Wheeler (Terri), Amanda Westmoreland (Josh), Jason Wheeler (Emily) and John Lavender (Kelly); 10 great-grandchildren, Thomas Lavender, Blake Wheeler, Dalton Wheeler, Anna Lavender, Sam Alton Westmoreland, Kate Wheeler, Taylor Wheeler, Wyatt Wheeler, Mary Wilemon Westmoreland and Ava Lavender.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Alton Honnoll, and her brother, L.J. Chaffin.
Pallbearers were Todd Wheeler, Scott Wheeler, Amanda Westmoreland, Jason Wheeler, John Lavender and Thomas Lavender. Honorary pallbearers were Alvin Bobo, Eldon Barham, Wade Woods, Dr. Brad Brown, Dr. Brett Brown, and the staff and caregivers at Aurora Health and Rehab.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association of Mid-Mississippi, 1900 Dunburton Street, Suite 1, Jackson, MS 39216; or East Columbus Church of Christ Library Fund, P.O. Box 2253, Columbus, MS 39704.

Eleanor Algee
HOLLY SPRINGS – Eleanor Glynn Algee, 73, died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto in Southaven. She was born Aug. 20, 1936, in Holly Springs. She was a former employee of the Department of Human Services. She most recently worked for the Northeast Mississippi Community Services. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Holly Springs. She loved and cherished family and friends, adored shopping, and gave selfless service to her community by filling needs wherever she saw a need.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Holly Springs Funeral Home with the Rev. Milton Whatley and the Rev. Tony Roberts officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Holly Springs.
Survivors include one son, Doug (Vickie) Teel of Holly Springs; one sister, Chris Gray of Hickory Flat; two grandchildren, Megan (Nick) Stanton and Colter (Kasie) Teel, both of Holly Springs; three great-grandchildren, Maggie Lynn Teel, Millie Caroline Teel and Kenlee Madison Stanton.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Douglas Glynn Rose and Millie Bell Rose.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

James Gordon
CALHOUN CITY – James Harold Gordon, 86, died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010, at Calhoun County Nursing Home in Calhoun City. He was born July 18, 1924, in Quitman County. He was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the VFW and the American Legion.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bruce Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Earl Alexander officiating. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary Dean Ingram of Bentley and Anna Mae Cox of Sterling, Ill.; two sons, Charles Edward Gordon (Carolyn) of Bruce and Robert Earl Gordon of Bruce; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Gordon; a son, James Harley Gordon; and a daughter, Juaita Waigand.
Pallbearers will be Tony DelGago, William Fisk, Jessie Galloway, Chris Jackson, George Norwood and Dennis Stone.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

Donald R. Allen
CORINTH – Donald R. Allen, 76, died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010, at his home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Wheeler Grove Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will continue from noon to service time today at the church.

James L. Crabb
ASHLAND – James L. Crabb, 80, died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010, at Collierville Baptist Hospital in Collierville, Tenn.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial will be in Canaan Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Dorothy Marlin
FULTON – Dorothy “Dot” Marlin, 86, died Monday, Aug. 9, 2010, at the Regency Hospital in Meridian. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McNeece-Morris Funeral Home of Fulton.

Reba English
ABERDEEN – Reba Harlow English, 88, died Monday, Aug. 9, 2010, at Pioneer Hospital in Aberdeen. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial of Aberdeen.

Rose Raspberry
BECKER – Ella Rose Lucy Raspberry, 64, died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. A native of Rocastle, Ky., she was a daughter of Charley and Lavada McClure Lucy. Before becoming a homemaker, she worked in the shipping department at Amory Garment. She attended Providence Baptist Church. She enjoyed spending time with her husband, especially fishing together, and caring for her dogs.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory with Bro. Jamie Stark officiating. Burial will be in Greenbrier Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband, Earl Raspberry of Becker; a sister-in-law, Pauline Sykes, and niece, Kim Sykes, both of Hamilton; and a special friend, Jamie Killin of Aberdeen.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the service time today.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at picklefh@att.net.

Mary Anderson
PONTOTOC – Mary Lee Anderson, 63, died Friday, Aug. 6, 2010, at her home. She enjoyed doing crafts, and she loved her dog, Katie Jo.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with Bro. Bud Wheatley officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include three brothers, John Wayne Garrett (Louise), Dexter Garrett (Betty) and Kenneth Garrett (Melissa); one sister, Ollie Hester (Maurice); a host of nieces and nephews; and a sister-in-law, Hazel Johnson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Anderson; her parents, Bertis and Agnes Garrett; and five brothers, James Garrett, Charles Garrett, Felix “Tom” Garrett, Fenix “Peanut” Garrett and Gene Auther Garrett.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Beatrice Watson
AURORA, Ill. – Beatrice J. Watson, 81, died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010, at her residence. She was born Sept. 26, 1928, in New Albany to John Wiley and Opal Lee Gregory Murphree. She retired from Richards-Wilcox after 25 years of service. She loved country music, especially Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty. She dearly loved her family and spending time with them.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at United Funeral Service Chapel in New Albany with the Rev. Bill Everett officiating. Burial will be in the Glenfield Memorial Park. United Funeral Service in New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her children, Sarah (James) Hall, John Loyd (Linda) Davis, William M. (Theresa) Watson, Wanda (Samuel) Perez and Paul (Jennifer) Watson; a sister, Maezell (CG) Watts; her grandchildren, Cheryl, Glenn, Marschell, Gary, Jennifer, Wendy, Bea, Matthew, Heather, Shannon, Melissa, Sean, Jessica, Rebecca, Ariel, Nina and Alyssa; 31 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Lewis Watson; a son, Jimmy Dwayne Watson; and a brother, Augustus Wiley Murphree.
Memorials may be directed to the family.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
For online condolences visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.

William Clark
VARDAMAN – William Earl Clark, 73, died Monday, Aug. 9, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce.

Betty Reddell
CORINTH – Betty Jane Rider Reddell, 73, died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010, at her home. She was born March 12, 1937. She was a homemaker and a member of Union Baptist Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with the Rev. Gary Watkins and the Rev. Chester Wayne Harrison officiating. Burial will be in Holly Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Jerry Paul Reddell of Corinth; one son, Keith Reddell and wife, Tina, of Corinth; two daughters, Darlene Grimes and husband, Jim, of Booneville and Lisa Crow and husband, Jimmy, of Corinth; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; two brothers and five sisters.
She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Mistie Renae Reddell Miller; her father, Robert Arnold Rider; her mother, Mamie Beatrice Maricle Rider; and one brother and one sister.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 11:30 a.m. to service time Wednesday.
Visit www.magnoliafuneralhome.net to leave condolences.

Rev. William Gober
CORINTH – The Rev. William Thomas “Bill” Gober, 77, formerly of Jackson, died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010, at the home of his daughter, Maud Deles Lancaster, in Corinth.
Visitation will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Galloway Church Parlor in Jackson with a memorial service at 4 p.m. in the sanctuary. McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the church or charity of the donor’s choice.

Nealie Gaines
CORINTH – Nealie Ann Patterson Gaines, 98, died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010, at Cornerstone.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Luke M.B. Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the church.

Dwayne Valentine
PONTOTOC – Dwayne Valentine, 39, died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010, at Randolph. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday.

Minnie Smith
GLEN – Minnie Pearl Borden Smith, 93, died Monday, Aug. 9, 2010, at her home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories in Corinth. Burial will be in Liberty Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to service time Wednesday.
Visit www.magnoliafuneralhome.net to leave condolences.

Billie Collier
MOOREVILLE – Sybil “Billie” Collier, 90, died Monday, Aug. 9, 2010, at Golden Living Center after a lengthy illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Lee Memorial Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at www.leememorialonline.com.

John Funderburg Jr.
SARASOTA, Fla. – John Marcus Funderburg Jr., 42, died Friday, Aug. 6, 2010. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Lee Memorial Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at www.leememorialonline.com.

Alan East
WICHITA FALLS, Texas – Alan East died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010, from injuries received in a work-related accident. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.

Allen K. Mounce
SOUTHAVEN – Allen K. Mounce, 80, died Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto. He was born March 23, 1930, in Pontotoc. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War. He was a sales manager for Forsythe and Williams, and a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Southaven.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Twin Oaks Funeral Home in Southaven. Burial will be in the Twin Oaks Memorial Gardens in Southaven.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Nita Mounce of Southaven; one son, Randy A. Mounce and wife, Lola, of Southaven; one daughter, Donna L. King of Rose Bud, Mo.; four grandchildren, Heather Schatz and husband, Darren, Daniel King and wife, Rachael, Dustin Mounce and Lana Mounce; and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Donald Lambert
CORINTH – Donald Ray Lambert, 54, died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010, at his home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of the Crossroads. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park. Hight Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

Daisy Briggs
LAMAR – Daisy Briggs died Monday, Aug. 9, 2010, at the Delta Medical Center in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs.

Wes Weeks
CARY, N.C. – Willard Wesley “Wes” Weeks passed away after a long battle with hemochromatosis on Tuesday, July 27, 2010. His life could easily be a great novel. He grew up, tough and strong, on a dairy farm where hard work was a way of life. As a young man he was a college football player, Golden Glove boxing champ, and a semi-pro baseball player. Professionally, he started out as an oil field “rough neck.” Following an accident he returned to college to assure a future for his family. He ended his career as Professor Emeritus, North Carolina State University.
Wes could lift weights with the athletes and match wits with the smartest student. He earned an undergraduate and Master’s degree at Mississippi State University and a Ph.D in Plant Physiology with emphasis in Organic Chemistry at University of Kentucky. He received an International Lifetime Achievement Award for research.
He could be perceived as strong as a grizzly bear but was a gentle, kindhearted, loving man. He never allowed material goods, profession, or status to define his or another person’s worth. He gladly, quietly helped those in need and did his best to never get caught in the act. He was the reliable confidante of many a person who needed a friend. We cry for our loss and rejoice in his life; we know he has lived and died with faith, strength, courage and resolve. God has blessed us with a husband, father, mentor, Sunday school teacher, professor, and most of all, a friend whom we will miss dearly. He was our rock; he is and always will be our protective angel.
A Memorial Service celebrating the life of Willard Wesley Weeks was held at First Baptist Church, 218 Academy St, Cary, N.C., at 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 8. A reception followed in the church dining hall.
Dr. Weeks is survived by his wife, Roma; daughter, Kimbra Ewbank and husband, Kevin, and granddaughter, Kelli; his son, Richard and wife, Mona; and son, Ken Weeks. He is also survived by his sister, Dorothy Henton; nephew and wife, David and Susan Henton; and niece, Phoebe Warren. He was predeceased by his parents, Willard and Ester Lee Weeks.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: NC Agricultural Foundation, Memo: W. Wes Weeks Endowment, Campus Box 7645, Raleigh NC 27695-7645.
The family would like to thank all the caregivers and friends for their loving support.