Obituaries August 18, 2010

Arthemise Rousseau
MEMPHIS – Arthemise Rousseau, 87, died Monday, Aug. 16, 2010, at the Graceland Care Center in New Albany.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the National Cemetery in Memphis. Glenfield Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.

Betty Dill
WEST POINT – Betty Jane Greene Dill, 61, died Monday, Aug. 16, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point. She was born Feb. 15, 1949, in Tupelo to Willie Mae Whitaker Greene and William Audrie Greene Sr. Mrs. Dill was a teacher, teaching 9th grade English at West Point High School for 25 years. She was a Baptist, most recently attending Pheba Baptist Church. She married James Thomas Dill on Dec. 27, 1969, in West Point.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel in West Point with the Rev. Terry Rhodes officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in West Point.
Survivors include her husband, James Thomas Dill, and one son, Tim Dill, both of West Point.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, William Audrie Greene Jr.
Pallbearers will be John Murdock, Ray Desai, Billy Davis, John Lewis Dill, Jeff Peeples, Jimmy Dill, Reggie Pierce and Ricky Dill.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. John E. Stanback, Dr. James Johnson, staff of North Mississippi Medical Center-West Point Emergency Room, and the North Mississippi Medical Center ambulance staff.
Memorials may be made to West Point/Clay County Animal Shelter, 1212 Old Tibbee Road, West Point, MS 39773.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Friends may leave a Memory Message at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.

Hap Pulliam
PRAIRIE – Harold Amos “Hap” Pulliam, 83, died Friday, Aug. 13, 2010, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. He was born Jan. 31, 1927, in Smith Grove, Ky., to Herman Pulliam and Zue Chapman Pulliam. He was a 30-year veteran, with 27 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, and retired as a 1st sergeant. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam. He was a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.
Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Houston with Father Vince Burns officiating. Burial with full military rites will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Prairie. Houston Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Lavern Nabors Pulliam of Prairie; three daughters, Sandy Jackson of Salem, Ind., Cheryl Lewis and husband, Wayne, of Alexandria, Tenn., and Dottie Berenice of Franklin, Tenn.; two stepdaughters, Donna Love of Batesville and Sandra Willis and husband, Glenn, of Houston; two sons, David Pulliam of Greenville, and Richard Pulliam and wife, Grannette, of Kaneohe, Hawaii; his sister, Louise Bear and husband, Oscar, of Madison, Ind.; his two brothers, William Pulliam of Madison, Ind., and Wilburn Pulliam of Scottsburg, Ind.; 13 grandchildren, eight stepgrandchildren, four great-grandchildren and nine stepgreat-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Marian Davidson Pulliam, on April 22, 1989; his sister, Genevieve; and his brother, Wayne.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home with a prayer service starting at 6:30 p.m.
Friends and family may leave a message on the online register book at www.houstonfuneralhomems.com.

Ernie Sullins
PONTOTOC – Robert Ernest “Ernie” Sullins, 71, died Monday, Aug. 16, 2010, at The Sanctuary Hospice House after an extended illness. He was born Oct. 12, 1938, in Itawamba County to Lee Roy and Ester Spencer Sullins. He worked as an industrial painter for many years. A longtime resident of Pontotoc, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. He was a member of Valley Grove Baptist Church, where he attended until his health failed.
Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Rev. Joe Herndon and Rev. Steve Cohea officiating. Burial will be in Priceville Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Dale Sullins of Pontotoc; two children, Debbie Ross (Aaron) of Pontotoc and Jeff Sullins (Pam) of Tupelo; three grandchildren, Tiffany Bellach (Matt) of Kansas City, Mo., Robert Sullins of Tupelo and Jordan Ross of Pontotoc; one great-granddaughter, Kaelyn Marie Bellach; one sister, Clarice Henderson of Chesterville; and one brother, Ellis Sullins of Holly Springs; numerous nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews; special friends, Dell Keith and Jimmy Christian.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Harold Sullins.
Pallbearers will be Dell Keith, Robin Haire, Robert Hall, Bret Holt, Tyler Holt, and Matt Gray.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Thomas Holley
WEST POINT – Thomas Howard Holley, 72, died Monday, Aug. 16, 2010, at his residence in West Point. He was born Feb. 27, 1938, at Bounds Crossroad in Itawamba County to Tilden S. Holley and Reba Mayhall Holley. Mr. Holley was a member of Old Aberdeen Road Church of Christ. He was an U.S. Army veteran and a computer programmer at Baptist Memorial Hospital. He loved hunting and outdoor activities.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Old Aberdeen Road Church of Christ with Bro. Terry Butler officiating. Burial will follow in Fawn Grove Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery in Mantachie. Robinson Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Wanda Burcham Holley of West Point; two sons, Michiel Holley of Anchorage, Alaska, and Richard Holley of Biloxi; one daughter, Dana Brooks of Seattle, Wash.; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Til Holley and John Anthony Holley.
Pallbearers include Bobby Graham, Scott Hudson, Jerry Fleming, Greg Taylor, Steven Oswalt and Wesley Foster. Honorary pallbearers are Brooks White, Seth White, Zack Hudson, Lee Graham, Paul Graham and C.K. Foster.
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 p.m. to service time Thursday.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1800 W. Main, St. 1, Tupelo, MS 38801.

Jo Ann Smith
FALKNER – Jo Ann Martindale Smith, 64, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010, at her residence. She was born Jan. 12, 1946, to Guy and Hester Umbergar Britt. She was a member of Marlow Church of Christ and a retired factory worker.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jesse Cutrer officiating. Burial will be in New Salem Cemetery.
She is survived by two sons, Glenn Martindale (Theresa) and Doug Martindale (Debbie), both of Walnut; and five grandchildren, Amber McConnell (Jonathan), Tyler Martindale, Jessica Martindale, Brian Martindale and Joseph Martindale.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward “Red” Smith and her parents.
Pallbearers will be W.J. Williams, Tyler Martindale, Brian Martindale, Ricky Ray, Kevin Brooks, Randy Camp, Shane Brooks and Jerry Brooks. Honorary pallbearers will be Clarance Horn, Phillip James, Joseph Martindale and Jonathan McConnell.
Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. today at Ripley Funeral Home.
To view obituaries and sign the guestbook online, visit www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.

Eugene T. Lubinski
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – Eugene T. Lubinski, 68, died Monday, Aug. 16, 2010.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons Inc. in Sterling Heights, Mich. Burial will be at the Christian Memorial Cultural Center Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda Wanner Lubinski; children, Shelly Hoffman, Michael (Nicole) Lubinski and Kelly (Dan) Koustas; grandchildren, Amber (Darryl), Lawrence (Crystal), Jade, Lawren, Anthony, Chad, Nathan, Michael Jr., Jacob and Jason; great-grandchildren, Madison, Brock, Garrison, Lydia and Layla; brothers, Frank (Carol) Lubinski, Donald Lubinski and Judith Kopich; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Nancy Lubinski.
Share memories with the family online at www.WujekCalcaterra.com.

Golden Bishop
BALDWYN – Mattie “Golden” Bishop, 82, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010, at Sanctuary Hospice House after an extended illness. Mrs. Bishop was born on July 10, 1928, to Noonan A. and Ressie Walton Grissom. She worked for many years as cafeteria manager for Baldwyn Schools before retiring. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a longtime member of Friendship Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Waters Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Bro. Stanley Huddleston and Bro. Joe caraway officiating. Burial will be in the Pratts Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Halbert L. Bishop; two sons, Dan Bishop (Patsy) of Baldwyn and Ken Bishop (Pat) of Fulton; one daughter, Karen Davis (Johnny) of Baldwyn; five grandchildren, David Bishop (Amy) of New Albany, Chris Bishop (Andrea) of O’ Fallon, Ill., Lorie Richey (Clay) of Baldwyn, Kim Bishop of Fulton and Bishop Davis of Baldwyn; seven great-grandchildren, Madison and Bauer Bishop of New Albany, Rob and LeeAnna Richey of Baldwyn, Taylor Bishop of Fulton, and Hannah and Nora Bishop of O’Fallon, Ill.; and step greatgrandchild, Kate Richey of Booneville.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Odell Grissom and Odene Grissom; one grandchild, John Dylan Davis; and one great-grandchild, Elizabeth Grace Richey.
Pallbearers will be Harold Grissom, Roger Grissom, Larry McCarthy, Earl Stone, Keylon Gholston and Joe Blassingame.
Visitation will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House, 5159 W. Main St., Tupelo, MS 38801.

Bonnie B. Rodgers
CALHOUN CITY – Bonnie Baker Rodgers, 70, died Monday, Aug. 16, 2010, at Calhoun Health Services in Calhoun City. She was born March 2, 1940, in Calhoun County. She was a retired seamstress for Calhoun Apparel and a member of Macedonia Baptist Church.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dwight Brown, the Rev. Buford Usry and the Rev. Jimmy Vance officiating. Burial will be in Oak Springs Cemetery at Derma.
Survivors include her husband of 50 years, J.W. Rodgers of Calhoun City; one daughter, Judy Tingle of Holcomb; one son, William Lee Rodgers of Calhoun City; two sisters, Ouida Marshall of Vardaman and Margaret Simmons of Grenada; two brothers, James Baker of Eupora and Charlie Baker of Calhoun City; two grandchildren, Tiffany (Parker) Honeycutt and Courtney Tingle; one great-grandchild, Carson Honeycutt.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William Baker and Elsie Nichols Baker, and two brothers, Wilmer Baker and Buddy Baker.
Online condolences may be made to www.pryorfuneralhome.com.

Tim Bryant
WALNUT – Timothy Lamar “Tim” Bryant, 46, died Monday, Aug. 16, 2010, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. He was an educator for 25 years in the North Tippah School District, serving in the Walnut Schools as teacher, and football and baseball coach. He was beginning his 13th year as principal of Walnut Elementary School. He also coached Park League baseball and Upward basketball. He was a member of the Tiplersville Baptist Church. He was active in his church, school and community.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Bro. Glenn Hudspeth and Bro. Wynn Dollar officiating. Burial will be in the Tiplersville Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Shannon Hopper Bryant of Walnut; one daughter, Johna Kay Bryant of Walnut; one son, Eli Bryant of Walnut; his mother, Martha Gaillard Bryant Sweatman and husband, William, of Walnut; one brother, Danny Wilbanks and wife, Carolyn, of Iuka; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Mike and Cindy Hopper of Walnut.
He was preceded in death by his father, Bruce Lamar Bryant.
Pallbearers will be Mark Franz, Frank Campbell, Michael Hopper, Johnny Gaillard, Brad Wilbanks and Danny Wilbanks.
Honorary pallbearers will be the faculty and staff of Walnut Elementary School.
Visitation will be from 7 a.m. to service time today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Tim Bryant Memorial Fund, c/o The Peoples Bank, P.O. Box 38, Walnut, MS 38683.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.

Margaret Tidwell
WATER VALLEY – Margaret Tidwell, 57, died Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010, at Baptist Hospital East in Memphis.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Serenity Funeral Home Chapel in Holly Springs. Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service time.

Dave Woodard
CALHOUN CITY – Dave Allen Woodard, 91, died Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010, at his home in Calhoun City.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Union Grove M.B. Church in Calhoun County. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
To sign the online guestbook, visit www.bellememorialfuneralhome.com.

Loretta L. Price
BALDWYN – Loretta L. Price died Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew & Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn.

Earnie Barrett
GOLDEN – Earnie Barrett, 97, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010, at the Pontotoc Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McNeece-Morris Funeral Home of Fulton.

Dorothy Jolly
SHANNON – Dorothy Edwards Jolly, 82, died Monday, Aug. 16, 2010, at her residence after an extended illness. She was born Aug. 8, 1928, in Lee County to Robert and Clay Ivy Edwards. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Shannon and the Eastern Star in Memphis. She retired from Major Casket Company of Memphis after several years and moved to Shannon, where she lived since 1995. She loved her family dearly and was especially fond of all of her nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel, with Bro. Wes Stephens officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Tupelo Chapel.
Survivors include her daughter, Melinda Welch (William); three grandchildren, William Liston III, Jennifer and Jonathan Welch; one sister, Lillene Ballard, all of Shannon and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Columbus M. Jolly, on Jan. 27, 2009; her parents; four brothers, Edgar Thomas, Eugene, Robert Earl and John Edwards; a sister, Ruby Jo Smith; two nieces, Judy C. Bullock and Barbara McCauley; and two nephews, Darrell Smith and Danny Edwards.
Pallbearers are Larry Jolly, Phil Jolly, Ricky Jolly, James Randolph, David Box Jr. and Jonathan Welch.

Azslene Waddle
BOONEVILLE – Eunice Azslene Engle Waddle, 79, died Monday, Aug. 16, 2010, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born Nov. 5, 1930, in Prentiss County to G.W. “Buck” and Novie Tidwell Engle. She was a retired nurse, having been one of the original nurses at the Booneville Medical Clinic. She was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and spending time with her grandson.
Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jack Whitley and Bro. Gene Cullum officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery.
She is survived by her daughter, Beckie (Donald) McKinney of Booneville; her son, Lee Waddle of Oxford; three sisters, Maylene (Herbert) Bullock of Booneville, Peggy (Travis) Hendrix of Burnsville, and Barbara Engle of Tupelo; her grandson, John Baxter McKinney; her sister-in-law, Pearl Engle of Memphis.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lyonal Lee Waddle Sr.; and her brother, Cleat Engle.
Pallbearers will be Tim Hendrix, Brennen Hendrix, Jonathan Hendrix, Jim Cunningham, Chris Bullock, David Bullock, Brad DeVaughn and J.D. McKinney.
Visitation will be 5 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Thursday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

Dr. Lloyd Clark
OKOLONA – Dr. Lloyd Henry Clark, 87, loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, died Aug. 16, 2010, at his residence. He was born Sept. 21, 1922, in Louisville, Ky., to Osborn Clark and Irene Haynes Clark. Dr. Clark was a 1955 graduate of the University of Louisville School of Dentistry and practiced dentistry for over 35 years. He was a resident of Okolona for 54 years, where he was past member of the Lion’s Club and Okolona Chamber of Commerce and a longtime Mason. He was a member of the Okolona Presbyterian Church for over 50 years, serving as a deacon and elder. He was recognized in a special ceremony as an honorary member of the Okolona Presbyterian Women of the Church. Upon his retirement he worked part time at the Robin’s Nest in Okolona. A veteran of WWII, he was a flight instructor in the Army Air Corp. He loved playing tennis and golf, and spending time on his computer connecting to those in his life he loved and cared about.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Okolona Presbyterian Church with Dr. Sandra Sisson officiating. Private graveside services will be at Lee Memorial Park. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p,m, today at the Okolona Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors and 10 a.m. until service time Thursday at the church.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Nancy Livingston Clark of Okolona; a daughter, Becky Clark of Louisville, Ky.; a son, Bruce Lloyd Clark (Vicki) of Coldwater, Mich.; two grandchildren, Jarret Clark and Joshua Clark; a great-grandchild, Maddison Clark; a sister, Mildred Byrne of Louisville, Ky; and a sister-in-law, Kathleen Clark of Louisville, Ky.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Eddie Clark and Ray Clark.
Pallbearers are Jarret Clark, Josh Clark, Barry Montgomery, John Michael Montgomery, Bill Montgomery and Woodrow Montgomery.
Memorials may be made to Okolona Presbyterian Church, c/o Claire Gregory, 117 Robertson St., Okolona, MS 38860.
Condolences may be e-mailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Frank Palmer
BOONEVILLE – Frank Palmer, 91, died Monday, Aug. 16, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was born Jan. 9, 1919, in Rienzi to George Washington Palmer and Sally Kate Kemp Palmer. He was a self-employed auto mechanic, and he was a member of Sardis Primitive Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was sharpshooter, and he enjoyed fishing.
Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Sardis Primitive Baptist Church near Rienzi with Elder Cecil Woodruff officiating. Burial will be in Sardis Cemetery. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by a son, Mark Palmer of Booneville; three grandchildren, Jessica Palmer, Zack Palmer, and Jerri Ann Palmer, all of Booneville; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jerri Jumper Palmer, on April 30, 1971; four brothers, Ray Palmer, Warner Palmer, Guy Palmer and Ted Palmer; and two sisters, Bertha Perry and Alma Weatherbee.
Pallbearers are Mike Palmer, Tommy Palmer, Jimmy Weatherbee, Donnie Weatherbee, Rickey Perry, Pete Perry, Cotton Weatherbee, Andy Perry, Phil Rinehart and Bill Rinehart.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations toward funeral expenses.
Visitation will continue at the funeral home until 2 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at the church for one hour prior to the funeral service.

Lester Neal Sr.
TUPELO – Lester Lee “Sonny” Neal Sr. died Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Shammah Church of God in Christ. Williams Memorial of Okolona is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be at the church from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday and from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Don Wilhite
BOONEVILLE – Don E. Wilhite, 60, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Booneville Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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