Obituaries August 15, 2010

By NEMS Daily Journal

Hestine Sims
BOONEVILLE – Hestine O. Sims, 89, died Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

Jerry Bohanon
IUKA – Jerry Bohanon, 74, died Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010, at his home in North Crossroads. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka.

Mary Richerson
WALNUT – Mary Joan Richerson, 79, died Aug. 14, 2010, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home of Ripley.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Elmer Cozart
CALHOUN CITY – Elmer D. “John” Cozart, 86, died Aug. 14, 2010, at Calhoun Health Service Nursing Home in Calhoun City. He was born March 16, 1924, in Calhoun County. He was a retired farmer and a member of New Gauley Freewill Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He was a Veteran of WWII where he served in the U.S. Army.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with Bro. Robert Earl Alexander officiating and Bro. Howard Rogers assisting. Burial will be in New Gauley Cemetery in Calhoun City. Parker Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dee and Mary Bell Cozart; his brothers, Melvin, Robert and Tillman Cozart; and his sisters, Tillie Bell Collins, Euvie Parker and Corrine Hood.
Pallbearers will be his nephews and great-nephews.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

John Grissom
BELMONT – John Caldwell Grissom, 65, died Friday, Aug. 13, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Nov. 12, 1944, in Rock Island, Tenn., to George and Clara Caldwell Grissom. He was retired from the City of Brentwood, Tenn. as the director of the Water and Wastewater Department. Before that time, he was the director of the Warren County Water and Wastewater Department. For many years, he worked as an electrician. He loved hunting, fishing and reading. He traveled many places to fish from Canada to the Amazon.
Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery in McMinnville, Tenn. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of local arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Sandy Grissom of Belmont; two daughters, Lisa Grissom of Charleston, Tenn. and Cindy Coggins of Belmont; two granddaughters, Kendra Scruggs and Makaylee Holland, both of Belmont; one great-grandson, Lathan Scruggs of Belmont; four nieces, Jennifer Pounds (Kerry) of Dennis, Kasey Blanton of Red Bay, Stephanie Hale (Listeth) and Jammie Lowery (Steven), all of Rock Island, Tenn.; two great-nieces, Laken Pounds of Dennis and Emalee Hale of Rock Island, Tenn.; six great-nephews, Dustin Farris and Brodi Pounds, both of Dennis, Gregory Blanton and A.J. Blanton, both of Red Bay, Dillon Hale and Ransom Lowery, both of Rock Island, Tenn.; one brother, James Burton Grissom (Charlotte) of Rock Island, Tenn.; and one sister, Martha Wattenbarger (Charles) of Charleston, Tenn.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Catherine Grissom; and a brother, George “Buzzy” Grissom.
Honorary pallbearers will be Ralph Sparks, Dr. Don Ratliff, Dustin Farris, Matthew Rogers, Derek Bryson and Wayne Enlow.

Faye Braylock
AMORY – Faye Avon Braylock, 73, died Aug. 13, 2010. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Darden and Sons Funeral Home of Amory.Mattie Marshall
AMORY – Mattie Laura Marshall, 82, died Friday, Aug. 13, 2010, at River Place Nursing Home. Born on March 30, 1928, in Monroe County, she was the daughter of Richard N. and Annie B. Ford Condrey. She was a very loving mother and a retired seamstress having worked at Wilson Manufacturing, Pullman Couch, Action and Peoploungers. She was an active member of Trace Road Baptist Church and would watch the service on television when she was not able to attend. She enjoyed being outdoors, vegetable gardening and sewing. Wheel of Fortune was her favorite television show. She was a caregiver and a hard worker who always wanted the best for her family.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with Bro. Jamie Stark and Bro. Tommy Whaley officiating. Burial will be in Smithville Cemetery. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by a daughter, Laura Marshall (Bill) Fisher of Amory; a son, Charles (Karen) Marshall of Smithville; her grandchildren, Chris (Melinda) Christian, Matthew Christian, Tyler Christian, Kerri (Larry) Spann, Kayla (Ashley) Eaton and Chas Marshall; and her great-grandchildren, Chelsea, Katie, Ryan and Dylan Christian, Zoie Christian and Riley and Clay Eaton.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Hurshel Marshall, whom she married on July 7, 1944; and her brothers, Robert and James Condrey.
Pallbearers will be Chris, Matthew and Tyler Christian, Chas Marshall, Larry Spann and Ashley Eaton.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Happy Hearts Sunday School Class.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to Trace Road Baptist Church, 1201 Trace Church Rd., Amory 38821 and the American Cancer Society, % Beth May, Amory 38821-0269.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at picklefh@att.net.

Ina Mae Bibbs
OXFORD – Ina Mae Bibbs, 82, died Aug. 13, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home.

William Miller
AMORY – William Francis Miller, 75, died Friday, Aug. 13, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Born on April 4, 1935, in Mantachie, he was a son of William MacHand Columbus and Ethel Jane Rock Miller. He began working as an apprentice cabinet maker in his teens. Enjoying building, remodeling and repairing, he was a 53 year master craftsman when he retired last year. While in Illinois, he was a construction superintendent for the Sears Tower in Chicago. Following Katrina, he worked on rebuilding projects for four months. His hobby was woodworking, and he enjoyed Gospel music. He had lived in Amory since 1979.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Haughton Memorial Park with Pastor Danny Crane officiating. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by a daughter, Donna Morris of Amory; sisters, Sue Davis of Oxford, Shirley Jones of West Memphis, Ark., Peggy Duty of Old Town, Fla. and Minnie Dale Cooley of Osceola, Ariz.; grandchildren, Scott (Melonie) Morris of Nettleton and Cody Dapp of Amory; great-granddaughter, Elizabeth “Libby” Morris of Nettleton; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Elizabeth Cates Miller; a son, Gary Wayne Miller, four sisters; and a brother.
Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends.
Everyone is asked to meet at 9:40 a.m. Monday at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.
Memorials may be given to First Assembly of God Church, 521 Tschudi Rd., Amory, MS 38821.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at picklefh@att.net.

Eunice Richardson
COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. – Eunice Richardson, 88, died Aug. 13, 2010, at her home.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in County Line Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation is from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Emma Jean Shelley
BALDWYN – Emma Jean Tate Shelley, 71, died Friday, Aug. 13, 2010, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born May 19, 1939, to Zora Tate and Samuel Holland in Baldwyn. She was a member of New Tabernacle M.B. Church in Baldwyn where she was a member of the usher board. She worked for Lucky Star Industries in Baldwyn for several years.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at New Tabernacle M.B. Church in Baldwyn with the Rev. Ricky Ball officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Agnew & Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include, her husband of 58 years, Thomas Wesley Shelley of Baldwyn; four children, Thomas W. Shelley Jr (Phylus), Betty McKinney, Larry Shelley and Rodney Shelley; her mother, Zora Tate; one daughter-in-law, Patty Shelley; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a special Godson, Ronnie Riley; eight sisters, Peggy Tate, Stella (Joe) Billups, Martha (Bobby) Swinneyand, Irene (Clyde) Crump, LouAnne Conner, Jeanie Margaret Martin, Jeanette (Aundre) Latchison and Annette (Charles); six brothers, David Tate, Jimmy (Brenda) Grice, Samuel Holland Jr, Jerry Steven Holland, Larry Bennith Holland and Michael Louis Holland; three sisters-in-law, Clara Shelley, Lena Mae Shelley and Emma Mae Williams; one brother-in-law, Charlie C. Williams; and one great-great-aunt, Alma McGee.
She was preceded in death by one son, Willie Louis Shelley; her father, Samuel Holland; her grandparents, Trudy and Aaron Tate and Bennie and Essie Holland; a brother, Odean Holland; five aunts; and three uncles.
Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. today and family hour will be from 5 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service Monday.
Family and friends may sign the guest registry at www.agnewandsons.com.

Betty Sue Kellum
TUPELO – Betty Sue “Becky” Lindsey Kellum, 70, died Friday, Aug. 13, 2010, at Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. She was born July 3, 1940, to Henry Lee Lindsey and Ethel Estelle Carroll Lindsey. She was a native of Benton County but had lived her most recent years in Tupelo. She was a Scrub Nurse at Baptist Central Hospital in Memphis before becoming disabled. She was a Morman by faith.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ronnie Lindsey officiating. Burial will be in Hopkins Cemetery. Ripley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by one son, Michael Owen Beavers (Dawn) of Tennessee; three sisters, Mary Lou Brady (Roy), Carolyn Maxine Emery and Brenda Ilene Morgan, all of Ripley; and one grandson, Robert Beavers of Tennesse.
She was preceded in death by her parents; five sisters, Jean Faye Mason, Wilma Estelle Wilbanks, Alma Bernice Westmoreland and infant twin sisters; and four brothers, James Lee Lindsey, Niles Edward Lindsey, Kenneth Wayne Lindsey and Wilford Lamar Lindsey.
Pallbearers will be Steve Westmoreland, Glenn Leatherwood, Glen Moore, Keith Moore, Billy Hudson and Houston Godwin.
Honorary pallbearers will be David Brady, Mitchell Westmoreland, Kenneth Westmoreland, James Kerry Wilbanks, Eddie Lindsey, Rickey Lindsey, Bobby Sheffield, Barry Sheffield and Lenn Beavers.
To view obituaries and sign online register book, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.

Becky Twilley
VINA, Ala. – Rebecca “Becky” Twilley, 60, died Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010, at her home. She was born Jan. 7, 1950, in Sheffield, Ala. to James Marcus and Una Rae Parks Parton. She was a nursing instructor at Northwest Mississippi Community College and at UNA. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Red Bay.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Red Bay with Bro. Charles Cavanaugh and Bro. Larry Hill officiating. Burial will be in Surette Cemetery in Arkabutla. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Richard Twilley of Vina; two children, Mary Ann Thompson (Chris) of Tuscumbia and Bro. Christopher Marcus Twilley (Amy) of Senatobia; eight grandchildren, Joshua Twilley, Scarlet Twilley, Kaylee Twilley, Alli Twilley, Caleb Thompson, Luke Thompson, Emma Thompson and Ryan Thompson; her mother, Una Parton of Vina; one sister, Juanita Allison (Earl) of Stevenson, Ala.; and one brother, Marcus Parton (Connie) of Ft. Worth, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her father; and a brother, Mike Parton.
Pallbearers will be Joshua Twilley, Caleb Thompson, Luke Thompson, Ryan Thompson, Lowell Humphres and Baxter Nunley.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday and until service time Tuesday at the church.

Eunice Sanford
BELDEN – Eunice Faye Flanagan Sanford, 82, died Aug. 12, 2010, at Specialty Hospital in Meridian. She was born to John Wesley Flanagan and Lilly Pearl Williams on April 10, 1928. She had given her life over to the Lord as a young mother at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church under Bro. Bilbo Lively and was baptized in the old pond close to the church. She moved to Aurora, Ill. in the 1950’s in search of a job as many in this area did at that time. She worked at Simpson Electric and later was employed by Western Electric which changed their name to AT&T. She stayed there until her retirement.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home with Bro. Tootie Ward officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Union County. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her son Donald and his wife, Marie; her two sisters, Jewel Montgomery of Hamilton, Ala. and Leazell Cassiday of Pontotoc; two brothers, Douglas Flanagan and Billy Flanagan of Brighton, Tenn.; eight grandchildren, Donna Sanford of New Albany, Tara Loza of Aurora, Ill., Tracey Sanford of Mobile, Ala., Aimee Young of El Paso, Texas, Dawn Patricia Johnson of Baldwyn, Jeffrey Sanford of Baldwyn, Susan Sanford of North Carolina and Kalin Sanford of Endville; and 18 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three sons, Charles Raymond Sanford “Jamup,” Casey Raymond Sanford, Jerry Wayne Sanford; one daughter, Judy Lynn Sanford; two great-grandsons; five brothers, Charlie Flanagan, Clayborn Flanagan, John Flanagan, Bob Flanagan and Robert Flanagan; and one sister, “Coot” Gwen Morris.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Alice Williams
CALHOUN CITY – Alice Joy Williams, 56, died Aug. 14, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a retired factory worker.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jerry Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Crossroads Cemetery in Calhoun City. Pryor Funeral Home of Calhoun City is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include a son, B.J. Williams of Coffeeville; a daughter, Angela Williams of Coffeeville; her sisters, Ann (Randy) Kirk of Grenada and Jeanny (Mickey) Nichols of Coffeeville; her brothers, Billy T. (Sybil) Roach of Calhoun City and Wayne (Wanda) Roach of Derma; her grandchildren, Annabelle Williams and Kaytlin Cheynne Tidwell; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Issac Williams; a son, Issac Wayne Williams; and her parents, Bill and Bert Hildredge Roach.
Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be left at Pryorfuneralhome.com.

Mildred Carpenter
HOLLY SPRINGS – Mildred E. Carpenter, 84, died Aug. 13, 2010, at Baptist Memorial-North Mississippi in Oxford.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be one hour prior to service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Charles Floyd
GUNTOWN – Charles William Floyd, 59, died suddenly Friday, Aug. 13, 2010, at his home, after a lengthy illness. He was born in Lee County/Baldwyn on Oct. 27, 1950, to Shirley M. Rogers Floyd Rose and William Thomas Floyd. He graduated from Saltillo High School in 1969 and was a lifelong Lee Countian. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Guntown. He worked many years in research, development and design in the furniture industry at several area plants. He enjoyed gardening and anything outdoors. He was a great cook and always enjoyed his family getting together. His family affectionately knew him as “Snooge.”
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Jack Washington officiating. A private burial will be in Friendship Cemetery in Guntown. Holland Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his mother, Shirley Rogers Rose of Tupelo; his wife of 21 years, Linda Floyd of Guntown; six children, Thomas Floyd (Lisa) and Darlene Samples, all of Baldwyn, Cassandra Wooldridge (Darryal) of Mantachie, Vickie Miller Broussard of Guntown, Johnny Miller (Sara) of Mooreville and Rodney Miller of Guntown; 16 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father; his grandparents; and his stepfather, Gerald Rose.
Pallbearers will be James Lansdell, Steve Morris, Mike Morris, Ricky Rogers, Pat Riggs, James Rogers, Johnny Miller and Paul Perkins.
Visitation will be from noon until service time today at the Tupelo Chapel.
Condolences may be e-mailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Walter Markham Jr.
OLD UNION – Walter “Junior” Markham, 78, died Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010, at his home after an extended illness. A Lee County native, he was born Feb. 5, 1932, to Walter and Estelle Spearman Markham. He was retired from B&B Concrete after 34 years of service as a truck driver. He loved his family and enjoyed gardening, yard work and his dog “Tater.” He was a Baptist by faith.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Billy Langley officiating. Burial will be in Shannon Cemetery. W.E. Pegues is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Nancy Lavell Causey Markham of Old Union; one son, Walter “Shorty” Markham (Sharon); one daughter, Nell Taylor (Dennis); two grandchildren, Mark Taylor and Morgan Taylor of Old Union; and two sisters, Earlene Wilson of Pontotoc and Mary Ruth Ridings of Nettleton.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Lois Herring; and two brothers, Charles Markham and Clinton Markham.
Pallbearers will be Paul Sisk, Larry Rowland, Jerry Ellis, Mike Hutcheson, Joey Wilson and Mike Wilson.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Landon Graham
FULTON – Landon Graham, 74, died Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010, at home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McNeece-Morris Funeral Home of Fulton.