By NEMS Daily Journal
ECRU – Clytee York went to her heavenly home on Tuesday, Aug. 09, 2011, at Pontotoc Hospital. She was greeted by her husband, Hubert W. York and a son, Wayne. She was a faithful and dedicated member of Bethany Primitive Baptist Church. She was retired from Action Industries. She was born on Sept. 6, 1923, to the late Monroe and Carrie Dowdy Wise. She was a very independent and strong-willed person who shared her love and feelings freely.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Bethany Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Larry Wise, Elder Jerry Wise and Elder James Hall officiating. Burial will follow in the Ecru Cemetery with the Rev. Johnathan Baker officiating. Browning Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her son, Gene York (Brenda); a daughter, Donna York Ferguson (Terry); two grandsons, Patrick and Presley Ferguson; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Along with her husband, son and parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Stanley, Toy, Avery, Huey and Levi Wise and Esther Bee Richardson.
Pallbearers will b: Patrick and Presley Ferguson, Ethan and Whit Flake, Sam and John Taylor Wise, Blake Burcham and Wyatt Moroney.
Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. today at Bethany Primitive Baptist Church, and from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday.
Condolences may be offered at www.browningpontotoc.com.
Joy Ann Yancy
VARDAMAN – Joy Ann Yancy, 38, died Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center, Tupelo. She was born Sept. 11, 1972 in Eupora. She was a member of the Church of God. She was a homemaker and a certified nurse assistant.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Vardaman United Methodist Church with the Rev. William Montgomery and the Rev. Harold Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Parker Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Randy Yancy of Sarepta; three daughters, Roxanne Jenkins (Matt), Ashley Byars and Cathryn Jean “CJ” Byars, all of Vardaman; a son, Joe Eric Byars of Vardaman; her father, Richard James of Vardaman; a sister, Debbie Hawes of Eupora; and two grandchildren, Caden Jenkins and Shyanne Jordan.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Edna Jean Kimbrough James; and a brother, Ricky James.
Pallbearers will be Jacob Jordan, Matt Jenkins, Eric Hawes, Mykel Hawes, John Terry and Charles Robert Yancy. Honorary pallbearers will be Guy Barnett, Paul Blackwelder, Chad Garrand, D.D. Franklin, Danny Hobson and Gene Ruth.
Visitation will be 5 until 8 p.m. today at Vardaman United Methodist Church.
Online condolences may be made at ParkerMemorialFuneralHomes.com.
COMO – Manuel Cathey, 60, died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011, at his residence. Services were incomplete and Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
Johnnie C. Shelly
TUPELO – Johnnie C. Shelly, 77, died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, at the Golden Living Nursing Home in Amory. He was born Nov. 10, 1933, in Lee County to Elzie and LeAundra Smith Shelley. He was a member of Ebernezer M.B. Church in Guntown. He attended Rising Star M. B. Church, New Providence M.B. Church Graceful Agers, Springhill M.B. Church and St. Paul United Methodist Church Bible class. He was a lifelong member of the NAACP. He was a former employee of Barber’s Milk and Marshall Durbin.
Services will be Thursday at Rising Star M. B. Church in Tupelo with the Rev. Tommy Ratliff officiating. Burial will be in the Trinity Cemetery in Guntown. Agnew & Sons Funeral Home of Verona is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one brother, James L. (Linda) Shelly of Tupelo; one sister, Birta L. (the Rev. Willie) Honeycutt of Grand Rapids, Mich.; a special cousin, Odessa Eades of Guntown; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Visitation is from 3 until 5 p.m., and family hour from 5 until 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Family and friends may sign the guest registry at www.agnewandsons.com.
RUSSELLVILLE, Ala. – Tritt Martin, 19, died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, in Lee County. He was a full-time student at Itawamba Community College and was employed by City of Tupelo-Public Works. He was a member of North Highlands Church of Christ in Russellville.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at North Highlands Church of Christ with Bro. Keith Barnett and Bro. Malcom Tidwell officiating. Burial will be in Franklin Memory Gardens, Russellville. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Ala., will be in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are his wife, Cortnei Martin of Amory; a son, Case Martin of Amory; his parents, Jeff and Dianne Martin of Russellville; one brother, Ben Martin of Red Bay; one sister, Stephonie McCrory of Muscle Shoals, Ala.; one niece, Halle Grace McCrory; his grandmother, Mary Martin of Red Bay; an uncle, Scotty Martin (Kim) of Red Bay; and two cousins, Haley Martin and Hannah Martin.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Kenneth Martin, and a great-aunt, Eunice “Auntie” Harris.
Pallbearers will be Jonas Boyles, Miles Nesbitt, Adam Wilson, Jessie Green, Corey Bolton, Alex Pounders, Jacob Gist, Trevor Mitchell, Syndey McDuffa, Chance Vandiver, Blake Reed, Justin Esquivel, Trevor Baird and Jake Ward. Honorary pallbearers will be Scott Hendrix, Cody McMurry, Reggie Russell, Wesley Knott, Cory Franks, Justin Epperson, Donnie Nichols and Quincey Willingham.
Visitation will be 5 until 9 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Ala. He will lie in state 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Thursday at North Highlands Church of Christ.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Tritt Martin Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 1202, Red Bay, Al. 35582.
Jaymz Aiden Mays
BOONEVILLE – Jaymz Aiden Mays, 1 day old, son of Jordan Glenn and Jessica Ann Lambert Mays, died Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery at Falkner.
To sign online guest book, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.
VERONA – Mamie Cook died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011, at Community Hospice. Arrangements were incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones & Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo.
BOONEVILLE – Verlene Norris, 83, died Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, at her home. She was born May 29, 1928, in Prentiss County. She was a homemaker, and she was a member of Mt. Olive Church of God. She enjoyed puzzle books, quilting, sewing, crafts, crocheting and spending time with her family.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Billy Hutson and Bro. Donald Boren officiating. Burial will be in the Willis-McAnally Cemetery.
She is survived by four sons, Randy Norris of Rienzi, Rickey Norris (Joane) of Booneville, Ben Norris of New Albany, and Stan Norris of Booneville; a sister, Gladys Carpenter (Thermon) of Bartlett, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Misty Norris of Bremen, Ga., Dustin Norris (Tanya) of Booneville, Cory Norris (Brooke) of Michie, Tenn., and Kelsey Norris of Booneville; a great-grandson, Brandon Norris of Booneville; two special friends and caregivers, Penny Huggins and Tanya Norris.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Troy Norris, on Jan. 8, 2007; a son, Tracy Norris; her parents, Ellis E. and Harmie Laster McAnally; two brothers, Marvin McAnally and J. B. McAnally; two sisters, Melva Quay Roberts and Elva Burcham.
Pallbearers will be Randy Lambert, Chris Laster, Dustin Norris, Cory Norris, Brandon Burcham and Harmon Laster.
WEST POINT – Bertha Dill died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011, at West Point Community Living Center. Funeral arrangements were incomplete and will be announced later by Robinson Funeral Home.
Glen Stallings Sr.
PONTOTOC – Glen Stallings Sr., 63, died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center, Pontotoc. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Longview.
Visitation will be 5 until 9 p.m. Thursday and noon until 2 p.m.. Friday.
BOONEVILLE – Roy Earl Kelly, 78, died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born July 27, 1933, to R.H. and Mary Graham Kelly.
He was a member of Thrasher Baptist Church and Masonic Lodge # 305. He was retired from the U.S. Army where he attained the rank of staff sergeant.
Memorial services with military honors will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Christ United Methodist Church with Bro. Jerry Kelly officiating. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge.
He is survived by two daughters, Deanna (Joseph) Caricungan of Tampa Bay, Fla., and Deborah Kelly of Tupelo; one son, David (Christie) Kelly of Booneville; four sisters, Bernie Palmer of Baldwyn, Mary Frances Smith of Rienzi, Katie (William) Anderson of New Orleans and Edith (William D.) Morris of Hattiesburg; two brothers, Jim (Barbara) Kelly and Jerry (Eunice) Kelly, both of Blackland; one special sister-in-law, Bettie (Donnie) Bateman of Yuma, Ariz.; six grandchildren, Kimberly Fleming, Steven Estes, Stephanie Kuykendall, Ryan Kelly, Taylor Kelly and Emilee Kelly; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Louise Davis Kelly; his second wife, Vivian Leonard Kelly; his parents; two sisters, Annie Lee Kelly and Hermie Morgan; and two brothers, Robert W. Kelly and Herman E. Kelly.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
CALHOUN CITY – Arelee Chambers, 89, died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011, at the Calhoun Health Center. Arrangements were incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial Funeral Home of Okolona.
Cathy M. Copeland
CORINTH – Cathy M. Copeland, 63, died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011, at Cornerstone Rehab. Services were incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel.
HOLLY SPRINGS – Jimmie Ambrose Hart, 75, died Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011, at his home in Holly Springs. He was born Jan. 26, 1936, in Haywood County, Tenn., to Henry Ambrose Hart and Sally Davis Hart. He worked in the research department of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Holly Springs.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial will be in Chewalla Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Gurley Hart of Holly Springs; one son, Joey Ambrose Hart of Greenbrier, Ark.; four daughters, Cynthia Passons (Leland) of Southaven, Sherry Colhoun (Garrie) of Holly Springs, Jacquelyn Wilson (Billy Rex) of Brandon and Judy Forester (John) of Holly Springs; one nephew, Billy Cline of Germantown, Tenn.; one niece, Jeanine Cline Starbuck of California; grandchildren, Anna Passons, Thomas Passons, Elizabeth Colhoun, Rebecca Colhoun Moore (Jonathan), Zac Wilson, Margaret Wilson, Will Forester, Ashley Forester and Jim Hart.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Holly Springs or the Holly Springs Lions Club.
Loyce Brown Holloway
RANDOLPH – Loyce Ladell Brown Holloway, 96, died Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, at her daughter’s residence. She was born Sept. 28, 1914, in Pontotoc County. She was a member of Carey Springs Baptist Church.
Services will be 11 a.m. today at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc with the Rev. CC. Ritchie Jr. and the Rev. Larry Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Hartwell-Tutor Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Ladell Holloway Hamilton of Florence, Miss., and Louise Holloway Cran (Clif) of Randolph; three grandchildren, Dr. Darryl Hamilton of Brandon, Gary Hamilton (Ruthie) of Florence and Clifton Cran III of Sanger, Texas; two great-grandchildren, Ashley Hamilton and Matthew Hamilton, both of Florence.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Lottie Brown; her husband, Hermon Holloway; her granddaughter, Beverly Kay Hamilton; and her brother, Alvis Brown.
Pallbearers will be M.J. Tutor, Leo Mask, Mike Aston, Larry Lindsey, Hubert Aston and Jerry Holloway. Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Grubbs and Flake Fooshee.
Visitation will be 10 until 11 a.m. today at the funeral home.
Carlton W. Garrison
GOLDEN – Carlton W. Garrison, 62, died Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, at his residence. He was a native of Itawamba County and was a mechanic for 40 years. He was a member of Red Bay Holy Church of Christ. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving 1968-1970.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Red Bay Holy Church of Christ with Bro. David Dill and Bro. Roger Aldridge officiating. Burial will be in Dennis Memory Gardens. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Ala., is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are his wife, Nancy Garrison of Golden; three children, Cressoline Cummings (Greg) of Vina, Ala., Melinda Garrison and Carl Garrison, both of Golden; two grandchildren, Victoria Adams and William Cole Garrison; two sisters, Eloise Pendergraph and Joyce Vick, both of Red Bay; and one aunt, Bythia Mae Presley of Jonesboro, Ark.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ross and Lenoa Ashley Garrison; and a brother, Charles Garrison.
Pallbearers will be Greg Dill, Carl Garrison, Jeremy Dill, Chris Adams, Joby Dill and David Dill. Honorary pallbearer will be Greg Cummings.
Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. today at Red Bay Holy Church of Christ and continue until service time on Thursday.
RED BAY, Ala. – Paulette Winchester, 66, died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011, at her residence. She was a native of Franklin County, Ala., and was a retired business owner of Lindsey & Winchester Drapery, Inc. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Red Bay.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay with Bro. Larry Hill and Bro. David Kelley officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
Survivors are two daughters, Beverly Winchester and Lisa Winchester, both of Red Bay; one grandson, Ethan Troy Winchester of Red Bay; two sisters, Jeanette Terrell of Red Bay, and Barbara Mathis (Neal) Ashland City, Tenn.; one brother, Mickey Thorne of Athens, Ala.; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Winchester; her parents, Troy and Josie Thorne; and a sister, Dorothy Mann.
Pallbearers will be Gary Lindsey, Billy Terrell, Mark Mann, Jeremy Thorne, David Mann and Jamie Childers. Honorary pallbearers will be Jordan Ruple, Josh Ruple, Chase Lindsey and Blake Brummett.
Visitation will be 6 until 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, and until service time on Friday.