Obituaries August 15, 2009

Vermon Malone
ABBEVILLE – Vermon Malone died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Hodges-Serenity Funeral Home in Oxford.
Nona Douell
NEW ALBANY – Nona Faye Long Douell, 75, died Friday, Aug. 14, 2009, at her residence. She was born Oct. 2, 1934, in Union County to Willie B. and Dale Mayhew Long. She was a member of Enterprise Church of Christ.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at United Funeral Service Chapel with Jay Tidwell officiating. Burial will be in Enterprise Cemetery. United Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Michael L. Douell (Anita) of Etta; one brother, Dean Long (Jeanette) of Etta; and one granddaughter, Claire Beth Douell.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, W. C. Long.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.
Adell Young
ABERDEEN – Adell Young, 75, died Monday, Aug. 10, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Belle Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Randle Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. today.
To access the online guestbook, visit www.bellememorialfuneralhome.com.
Mary Williamson
FULTON – Mary Lois Lindley Williamson, 82, died Friday, Aug. 14, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Oct. 20, 1924, in Red Bay, Ala., to Robert William and Louisa Jane Hagood Lindley. She was a homemaker, and she attended Fulton United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Glyn Wiygul and the Rev. Jim Fisher officiating. Burial will be in the Benefield Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Debra Droke (Jerry) of Fairview and Jane Williamson of Meridianville, Ala.; three granddaughters, Kristen Minch (Jason) of Tupelo, Emily Winchell (Matt) of Cordova, Tenn., and Ashley Hester (Chris) of Fairview; one great-grandson, Conner Hester; one sister, Oniece Thorn of Vina, Ala.; four brothers, Rowe Lindley (Bea) and Charles Lindley (Carolyn), both of Vina, Hollis Lindley (Francis)of Muscle Shoals, Ala., and Paulman Lindley (Faye) of Zion, Ill.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Connie Williamson; a daughter, Mora Sue Williamson; and two brothers, Baxter and Keiffer Lindley.
Pallbearers will be David Lindley, Donnis Martin, Pat Golebiewski, Phil Crane, Mike Golebiewski, Roger Crane and Stan Williamson.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fulton United Methodist Food Pantry or the American Cancer Society.
Gary Roberts
BLUE SPRINGS – Gary Dwight Roberts, 61, died Friday, Aug. 14, 2009, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service of New Albany. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mealie Kennedy
TREMONT- Mealie Ann Kennedy, 93, died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009, at the Gilmore Regional Medical Center in Amory. She was born Jan. 2, 1916, in Itawamba County to James amp”Jimmyamp” and Clemmie Pearce Wilson. She was a member of Liberty Grove Missionary Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and had worked in factories and the Tremont School lunch room. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, gardening, canning, and working crossword and seek and find puzzles. She loved her grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Bobby Fowler officiating. Burial will be in the Liberty Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Noel Kennedy (Rhonda) of Tremont; one daughter, Ann K. Poole (Tommy) of Tremont; one sister, Dorothy Hutson (Carl) of Tremont; and four grandchildren, Benjie Poole, Lana Wheeler (Ronald), Paige Kennedy and Hope Kennedy.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Webb Kennedy, on Dec. 22, 1997; her parents; and her siblings, Bealier Middleton, Neppie Cummings, Martha Wilson, Bold Wilson, Barney Wilson, Dow Wilson and Delsie Sue Steele.
Pallbearers will be Dale Kennedy, Harold Kennedy, Smity Cummings, Kendall Cummings, Gerald Kennedy, Glen Kennedy, John Anthony, Charles Anthony and Tom Jackson.
Visitation will be from 7 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
Leomia Gillespie
ABERDEEN – Leomia Gillespie, 71, died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009, at the Care Center of Aberdeen. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home.
Tom O’Shields
CLERMONT, Fla. – Roy Thomas “Tom” O’Shields, 69, died Monday, Aug. 10, 2009, at the Mike Conley Hospice House in Clermont, Fla. He was born Feb. 21, 1940, in Tupelo to Enoch L. and Mary Jean O’Shields. He was a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, where he was a member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve. He retired from Trustmark National Bank as an executive vice president in January 2003. He was a graduate of the Midsouth School of Banking, the School of Banking of The South and the National Installment Lending School. A staunch supporter of the University of Southern Mississippi, he served as an alumni district committeeman and on the USM Alumni Association Board of Directors, and he was a lLifetime Commitment member of the USM Alumni Association. His civic accomplishments include having served as president of the Bruce Lions Club; member of the Columbus Kiwanis Club; member of the Columbus Chamber of Commerce; president of the Calhoun Academy and Columbus Christian school boards; campaign chairman of Bruce and Calhoun County United Way; campaign chairman of Lowndes County United Way; and president of the board of directors of Lowndes County United Way. His first and foremost commitment was to his Lord. In that commitment, he served as a deacon and as an elder in the Columbus Church of Christ in Columbus. He was a member of the Church of Christ of West Orange in Winter Garden, Fla.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Bro. Max Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Tupelo Memorial Park.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Patricia Starnes O’Shields; one daughter, Shannon O’Shields Shelton; and two grandchildren, Brett and Chandler Shelton, all of Clermont, Fla.; one sister, Jennie Boone (Howard) of Tupelo; one brother, Wayne O’Shields (Ramona) of Memphis; three nieces, one nephew, seven great-nephews, one great-niece and two great-great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, John H. O’Shields.
Pallbearers will be Eric Bishop, Enoch Boone, John Michael Clark, Miles Jeffery, Russell Klinke, Earl Moore, Ed Redman and Myron Watson.
Honorary pallbearers will be Homer Bailey, Rick Bishop, Don Emery, Bill Frohn, Dr. Eric Frohn, Bob Hickman, L.H. Johnson, Joe Kilgo, Charles Mapp, Glen L. McCullough, Glen L. McCullough Jr., Jim Milstead, Dr. Tom Nabors, J.L. Pate, Bonnie Reaves, Steve Turberville, Charles Young and Bart Wise.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
The family requests that any memorials be sent to: Mike Conley Hospice House, 2100 Oakley Seaver Drive, Clermont, FL 34711.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Carey Robbins
FULTON – Carey Wray Robbins, 50, died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009, at his home. He was born Nov. 17, 1958, in New Albany to Jimmy and Ruby Jewel Richardson Robbins. He did upholstery work and drove a cement truck. He had been a member of the National Guard.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bobby Jarrell and Bro. Ronnie Gallaway officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Vernon Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Robbins of Fulton; one son, Desmond Robbins (Tiffany) of Fulton; one daughter, Christi Nabors of Fulton; his mother, Ruby Robbins of New Albany; two granddaughters, Bailey and Breeze Nabors; one brother, Barry Robbins (Sherri) of New Albany; and two nephews, Walt and Wes Robbins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jimmy Robbins.
Pallbearers will be Jamie Collier, Michael Presley, John Stanford, Josh McCracken, Marcus McCracken and Justin Maxcy.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time today.
Jarred Abner
GUNTOWN – Jarred Casey Abner, 29, died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009, at his home. He was a carpenter and an electrician. He loved hunting and fishing.
Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. today at Kesler Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Bro. Martin Jacks officating.
Survivors include his mother, Cynthia Liegel of Memphis; his father, William Abner Jr. of Guntown; one brother, Cory Abner of Olive Branch; two children, Chase Reed and Kimberly Addison Abner of Booneville; his grandmother, Macelle Zambroni of Memphis; one niece, Kayla Abner; one nephew, Chandler Abner.
Visitation will be from noon until service time today.
Ray Dunn
CORINTH – Ray Dunn died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Velma Howard
CORINTH – Velma Cook Howard, 94, died Friday, Aug. 14, 2009, at Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Dr. B.O. Moore
AMORY – Dr. Blifil Odell “B.O.” Moore, 91, died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009, at the Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. He was born June 19, 1918, in Fulton to Theophilus (T.O.) and Florence Gray Moore. He married Ouida Ruth Magee on Oct. 18, 1941. After attending Holmes Junior College and Millsaps College, Dr. Moore graduated from the University of Tennessee Medical School in 1947, where he was elected to membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Society. He completed his internship at John Gaston Hospital. In 1949, he moved to Amory, where he worked as a general practitioner of the old school. He could hardly leave his house in Amory without meeting someone he had treated and in many cases delivered; he delivered 3,000 babies during his 40 years of private practice. He was a captain at Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City, Fla., from March 1951 to December 1952. After leaving his practice, he served as an emergency room physician. He received a Certificate of Merit from the American Medical Association for 50 years of dedicated service to the medical profession. He was an avid golfer, making eight holes-in-one. His was a long and fortunate life. He was a member of the Amory Church of Christ.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with Philip Hathcock, James Leo Segars and Bro. Coy Hill officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery in Amory.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Ouida Ruth Moore of Amory; one son, Gregg Moore and his wife, Cheryl Harrison Moore, of Amory; one daughter, Alida Moore of Oxford; three grandchildren, Shellie Moore Lowden and her husband, Ken, of Cleveland, Tenn., David Moore and his wife, Kimberly, of Amory, and Catherine Moore of Starkville; four great-grandchildren, Olivia and Nolan Lowden, and Harrison and Susanna Moore; and two brothers, Enos Moore of Grenada and Wilbur Moore of Huntsville, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Lem Moore and Kenneth Moore.
Visitation will be 4 until 8 p.m. today and will continue until service time on Sunday.
Jonathan Vance
PONTOTOC – Jonathan Vance, 25, died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel in Yazoo City. Burial will be in the Benton Baptist Cemetery in Benton.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time today at the funeral home.
David Gean Jr.
OXFORD – David Martin “Buster” Gean Jr., 94, died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009, at his residence in Oxford. He was born in Okolona. He was a member of Midway Methodist Church in Oxford. He served in the 677th Bomb Squadron of the Army Air Force during World War II. He was an airplane mechanic on “The Liberator” Bomber and achieved the rank of staff sergeant. He was a lifelong farmer and a retired clerk with the Lafayette County Co-op. He was a Master Mason and member of the O.D. Smith Masonic Lodge for 62 years. An avid reader, he enjoyed woodworking, making gifts for his family, and singing old gospel music.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today in the Chapel of Waller Funeral Home with the Rev. James Richardson officiating. Burial will follow in Hopewell Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Survivors include his wife, Ruby Cromwell Gean of Oxford; two daughters, Ruth Ann Locke and husband, Don, of Houston and Marie Gean Mills and husband, David, of Batesville; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to Hopewell Cemetery Fund, c/o Marie Sartor, 22 CR 407, Oxford, MS 38655; or to Midway Methodist Church Building Fund, c/o Tracey Mooneyham, 47 CR 417, Oxford, MS 38655.
In honor of his service to his country, the flag of the U.S. Army is being flown at Waller Funeral Home.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.
Ila Dean Wilson
TISHOMINGO – Ila Dean McCoy Wilson, 81, died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009, at her residence.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka. Burial will follow in Burgess Creek Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Burgess Creek Cemetery Fund.
Brenda Washington
MANTEE – Brenda Kaye Washington, 51, died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009, at her home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Kyles Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Vardaman. Burial will be in Midway Cemetery in Vardaman. Carter’s Mortuary Service of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Durell Petree
RED BAY, Ala. – Lesley Durell “L.D.” Petree, 86, of the Pleasant Site community died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009. He was a member of Harmony Baptist Church, where he served as deacon for 54 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was retired from Reynolds Metal Company, where he was known as “Pete.” Since his retirement, he and his wife, Doris, have traveled to every state in the Union, Canada and the countries where he served in World War II. He will be dearly missed by his family and many hunting friends, with whom he spent some of his happiest times.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Harmony Baptist Church at Pleasant Site with Bro. A.G. Stepp and Bro. Roger Wood officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Doris Petree; two daughters, Lynn Milam (Tom) of Hernando and Ann Mitchell (Jimmy) of Cherokee, Ala.; three grandchildren, Jimmy Gaither of Memphis, Heather Mitchell Ozbirn (Stacy) of Red Bay and Chase Mitchell of Cherokee; one sister, Marvalee DeVaney of Madison, Ala.; one brother, Marcell Petree of Red Bay; and several nieces.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday.
W.G. Mitchell Jr.
CORINTH – Woodrow Gordon “Cooter” Mitchell Jr., 63, died Friday, Aug. 14, 2009, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Burial will be in the Shiloh CP Church Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 1 p.m. to service time Sunday at the funeral home.

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