By NEMS Daily Journal
BOONEVILLE – Carmen Irene Carter, 100, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, at The Landmark Community. She was born Jan. 27, 1911, in the Altitude community to John Archie and Caddie Henson Carter. After high school she worked in the Chancery Clerk’s office and Prentiss County Superintendent of Education office. In 1942 she moved to Tuscaloosa, Ala., to work as a bookkeeper for Sumpter Farm and Stock, a wholesale dry-goods company, and later for Rosenfeld Paper Company. After the death of her father in 1962, she returned to Booneville to be the primary caregiver for her mother. She assumed the position of bookkeeper at Billingley Chevrolet Company and worked there until retirement in 1974. After the death of her mother, she became a much sought after sitter and companion for those who needed her services in the community. During her retirement years, she loved to bake and loved to share with friends and family. Her neighborhood was always a close knit group of very caring families who were always willing to help each other in time of need. Carmen loved and appreciated each one. She especially loved the Gerald Carter Family who gave themselves unselfishly to meet any need. She was a faithful member and Sunday School teacher in the Booneville Church of Christ.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. today, Aug. 19, 2011, at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Doug Greenway and Minister Jim Estes officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery.
She is survived by one niece, Amanda Price and her husband, John David, of Booneville; two great-nieces, Melissa Day and her husband, Jason, of Akin, S.C., and Molly McNeely and her husband, Jim, of Oxford; and two great-great-nephews and one great-great-niece.
She is preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Hazel Carter Gardner.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Maddox, Quitman Wiggington, Buster Green, J.T. Beard, Bub Reese, Eddie Mauney and Tommy Baragona.
Visitation will continue until service time today at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
TUPELO – David Walter Duncan, 69, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, as the result of an aviation accident in Tupelo.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at East Heights Assembly of God in Tupelo. Burial with military honors will be in Lee Memorial Park. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 4 until 9 p.m. today at W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors, Jefferson Street Chapel. The body will lie in state at the church from noon until service time Saturday.
BALDWYN – Dustin Davis, 24, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, as the result of an automobile accident on Hwy. 45 in Tupelo. He was a Christian and a graduate of Baldwyn High School. He enjoyed basketball, football and all sports. He was a sales technician for AT&T Wireless.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Dean Warren and Bro. Nelson Hight officiating. Burial will be in the Liberty Cemetery.
Survivors include his daughter, Emilyn Davis of Iuka; his parents, Michael Davis (Laura) of Dennis and Tongi Merillat (Randy) of Dixon, Tenn.; a sister, Jordyn Davis of Nettleton; a brother, Braxton Davis of Dixon, Tenn.; two stepsisters, Emily Hopper and Molly Hopper of Dennis; aunts and uncles, Karen Armstrong of Corinth, J.J. Dillon of Tupelo, and Eric Davis, Mitchell Davis and Allen Davis, all of Booneville.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Johnny and Dean Davis, and Gene and Louise Hinds.
Pallbearers will be Braxton Davis, Matthew Lee, Richard Witt, Kevin Kendricks, Caleb Turner, Tom Powell, Eric Kendrick and Trey Powell.
Honorary pallbearers will be Allen Davis, Eric Davis and Mitchell Davis.
Visitation will be from 2 until 8 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home.
Wilson “Bill” Blue was born June 18, 1916, to Daniel D. and Clevie Richards Blue in Vardaman. He died at his home on Aug. 18, 2011, surrounded by his family.
He was a faithful member of Vardaman First Baptist Church until his failing health prevented him from attending.
He served as Supervisor of District 5 for Calhoun County for 32 years. He also had trucking, saw milling and timber interests. He served on the Boards of Directors for Bancorpsouth and Natchez Trace Electric Power Assn. He had recently received his pin for 65 years as a Master Mason.
He was never happier than when his children and grandchildren were gathered in his home or when he was working in his garden. He was known for his love of gardening and for sharing his bounty.
He is survived by his daughters, Pat (Bob) Hollingsworth and Linda K. Spencer of Vardaman; his grandchildren, Patti (Mike) Ramage of Walthall, Mark Hollingsworth of Bowling Green, Ky., Candy (Leslie) Huffman of Vardaman and Clay (Rachel) Spencer of Brandon; his great-grandchildren, Ashley Ramage of Brandon, Kyle (Claire) of Wake Forest, N.C., Blakely (Daniel and Charli Grace) Denton of Calhoun City, Sydney Huffman of Vardaman, and one sister-in-law, Sue Blue of Jackson, Ga.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Yvalette Bailey Blue; his sister, Frances Cox; and seven brothers, Earl, Russ, failing health prevented him from attending, Rex, Dan, John D., Gene and Paul.
Memorials can be made to Vardaman First Baptist Building Fund, P.O. Box 173, Vardaman, MS, The Vardaman Cemetery Committee, or the charity of your choice.
Pallbearers will be Danny Blue, Jimmy Blue, Daniel Denton, Mark Hollingsworth, Leslie Huffman, Damon Nelson, Kyle Ramage and Clay Spencer. Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Hannaford, Robert Earl McGregor, James and Frances Simmons, Robert Hannaford, Sheldon Williams, Ben Landreth and Jim Fred Hamilton.
MAYHEW – Vannie Louise Hill Henley, 74, died on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, at her residence. She was born May 1, 1937, in Chickasaw County to Vannie Lee Malone and Jake Hill. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Robinson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Jackson officiating.
She is survived by sons, Jimmy Henley (Donna) of Ocean Springs, Ronnie Henley (Robin) of Silverhill, Ala., Charles Henley of Mayhew, John Henley (Melissa) of Purvis and David Lee Henley of Mayhew; daughters, Jackie Prestridge (Robbie) of Mayhew, Vickie Frost of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; brothers, Odie Hill and Frank Hill of West Point, Charlie Hill (Libby) of McComb, Donald “Red” Hill of Bryan, Texas; sisters, Dorothy Crane and Pauline Blake, both of New Orleans; sister-in-law, Shelby Franklin of West Point; several nieces and nephews; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James Howard Henley Sr.; and brothers, J.C. Hill, Robert Hill and Elvin Hill.
Pallbearers will be Johnny Henley, Scotty Henley, Donnie Henley, Wally Henley, David Shawn Henley Sr., Dale Henley, David Lee Henley and Logan Lee. Honorary pallbearers will be Charlie Dimino, Tommy Henley, Jimmy Charles, Steve Portera, Dr. Billington, Billy Swedenburg, Willie Brown, Pete Portera and Tim Stafford.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Macedonia Cemetery Fund in Chickasaw County.
Friends may send condolences online at robinsonfh.net.
MEMPHIS – Lizzie Gibson died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs.
Minister Shirley Owens
TUPELO – Minister Shirley Buchanan Owens, 59, died Monday, Aug. 15, 2011. She was born Nov. 2, 1951. She was an ordained minister of True Trinity Church in Tupelo. She was the director of the children’s ministry and a youth minister for more than 45 years. She was a 1969 honor graduate of Pontotoc High School. She attended Itawamba Community College. She was an honor graduate of the Jacksonville School of Theology.
Minister Owens was a songwriter and the lead singer for The Buchanan Sisters. She was a playwright and poet. Her first published book was titled “Hard Working Hands of Steel.” She had just finished her second book at the time of her illness. She was the first national sales representative in Mississippi for Ameri-Plan. She was the co-founder of Owens Manufacturing, a supervisor at Penthouse and the first black cashier at H.I.S. in Tupelo. She was the founder of Wings Over Jordan, She was a seamstress, a voice instructor, an Amway salesperson and an interior decorator. She will be loved and remembered for all that she achieved.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hope Church in Tupelo. Pastor Linda Walker will officiate. Burial will be in Red Oak Grove Cemetery. Williams Memorial of Okolona is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her parents, James “Bob” Buchanan and Veronica Spates Buchanan of Pontotoc County; two daughters, Rebecca Foster of Memphis and Elizabeth Ware (Willie) of Pontotoc County; one son, James C. Owens of Shannon; a special friend, Bobby Gladney of Okolona; six sisters, Jannie Burley (Willie) of Pontotoc County, Bobbie J. Spratt (Elder William) of Pontotoc County, Maldora Dilworth (Elder Benjamin) of Okolona, Patricia Shumpert (Sylvester) of Fulton, Jackie Adam (Jerry) of Shannon, Rev. Linda Walker (George Jr.) of Georgia and Betty Green of Saltillo; four brothers, Ikey Buchanan (Mary) of Iowa, Minister James Buchanan (Doris) of Aberdeen, Tommie Buchanan of Tupelo and Willie Buchanan (Ethel) of Hamilton, Ala.; eight grandchildren.
There will be no visitation.
COLUMBUS – Malcolm Clyde Sansing, 66, of died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a long illness. He was born on March 18, 1945, in Bunkie, La., to Troy and Maudie Sansing. A long-term resident of the Columbus area, he owned Sansing’s Grocery on Highway 50 East for more than 40 years. He served in the U.S. Army from 1966-1968, completing a tour of duty in Vietnam as a demolitions expert. He was also a retired rural mail carrier with the Columbus Post Office.
He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and a founding member of Still Hunting Club in Lamar County, Ala. He loved going to church, fishing, hunting, gardening, visiting with friends, working on his tractor and being an awesome husband, father and grandpa to his precious granddaughters.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Lowndes Funeral Home in Columbus. He will lie in state at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Columbus from 9 a.m. until service time at 10 a.m. at the church. Bro. Gene Gillis will officiate, and Bro. Tommy Whaley will assist. Interment will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Lowndes Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Linda; his son, Dr. Brockton Sansing of Tupelo; his daughter and son-in-law, Amy Peacock and Thomas Peacock of Southaven; his two granddaughters, Emma and Abby Peacock of Southaven; his brothers, Craig (Bicki), David (Olivia), Chris (Diane) and Jeff (Tangie), all of the Columbus area; a host of nieces and nephews; his caregiver, Ruthie Goodman; and his weekend helper and friend, Johnnie Ussery.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Troy Bruce Sansing Sr.
Pallbearers will be Troy Bruce Sansing Jr., Alan Sansing, Ashley Sansing, Josh Sansing, Terry Cline, Jeff Honnell and Alton Pannell.
Honorary pallbearers will be James “Sarge” Godfrey, Johnny Mack McCrary, John McNorton, Joe Ables, Jeff Clark, Charlie Gholson, John Gilmer, Don Gilmer, David Wheeler, Winston Ferguson, Gary Moore, Walt Long, Don Pennington, Roland Hill, Terry Fields, Lee Ray, Bobby Ray, Herbert Junkin, Brad Vaughan, Joe Vaughan, Charles McAdams, John Haggard, Jimmy Hicks, John Hicks, Buddy Hicks, Ricci Hicks, Danny Price, Bill Doss’ Sunday School class, and the members of the Still Hunting Club.
Memorials may be made to Palmer Home for Children, P.O. Box 746, Columbus, MS 39703; Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Building Fund, 1383 Pleasant Hill Rd., Columbus, MS 39702; the American Cancer Society, 1380 Livingston Lane, Jackson, MS 39213; or the charity of the donor’s choice.
TUPELO – Elnora Wade Wilson died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Known as “Sis,” she was born in Tupelo on April 26, 1926, to Arlander and Lillia Wade. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant M.B. Church in Tupelo. She served as a housekeeper and caregiver for small children for over 60 years and for many families in Tupelo. She viewed her job as a ministry.
Services will be at noon Saturday at the Mt. Pleasant M.B. Church in Tupelo. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Beck Funeral Home of Louisville is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her daughter, Diane Wilson of Newark, Dela.; one sister, Georgia M. Beck of Tupelo; three brothers, Foress Wade and Fred Wade, both of Cleveland, Ohio, and Robert H. Wade of Columbus; three sisters-in-law, Clara Wade, Ruby Wade and Addie Wade; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Agnew and Sons Funeral Home in Verona. The body will be placed in the church one hour before service time Saturday.
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BRUCE – Charlotte Stewart Henry, 89, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, at the Bruce Community Living Center. She was born July 8, 1922, in Calhoun County. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bruce and the DAR, and a charter member of the Bruce Twentieth Century Club. She served numerous rolls.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with Dr. Daniel Hathorne officiating. Burial will be in the Bruce Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Nancy H. Wesley (David) of Tallahassee, Fla.; two sons, Rodney Henry (Karen) of Dyersburg, Tenn., and Ricky Henry (Renee) of Decatur; nine grandchildren, Joe Henry, Sam Henry, John Henry, Rob Wesley, David Wesley, Sarah Henry, Suzanna Moore, Stewart Henry and Summer Henry; four great-grandchildren, Jack Henry, Jay Parker Henry, Anderson Henry and Luke Henry.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James R. Henry; her parents, Lloyd T. Stewart and Ida Bell Henley Stewart; and a brother, Enoch P. Stewart.
Pallbearers will be Joe Henry, John Henry, Sam Henry, Stewart Henry, Josh Moore, David Wesley and Rob Wesley.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 535, Bruce, MS 38915 or Bruce Forestry Museum, P.O. Box 1013, Bruce, MS 38915.
Online condolences may be made at www.parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com.
MEMPHIS – Doris Bell Childs Hensley, 87, died Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. She was born Oct. 12, 1923, to Deck and Caroline Richardson Childs in Ripley. She was a retired insurance representative. She was a member of Grand Heights Baptist Church in Memphis and a former member of Lowry Methodist Church in Ripley.
Services will be at 12:30 p.m. today at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Bro. Elmer Paseur and Rev. Nell Vick officiating. Burial will be in the Lowry Methodist Church Cemetery in Ripley.
Survivors include two sons, Terry Hensley and David Hensley, both of Memphis; one brother, D.A. Childs (Reba) of Ripley; two grandchildren, Christi Stavely (Joel) and Neil Weaver (Kristi), both of Memphis; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Lacy Hensley; her parents; one daughter, Debby Holland; one son, Jerry Hensley; four sisters, Bluma Pittman, Thelma Thurmond, Gertrude Yancey and Olean Kuykendall; and three brothers, Allen Childs, Marlin Childs and Grady Childs.
Pallbearers will be Danny Childs, Kenneth Childs, Johnny Childs, Butch Carmichael, Wade Carmichael and Danny Shackelford.
Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Lowry Methodist Church, c/o Karen Robbins, Hwy. 2 East, Ripley, MS 38663.
To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.
AMORY – Frank Smith, 99, died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Darden and Sons Funeral Home of Amory.
TUPELO – Dennis Farrar Bailey, 67, Plantersville native and internationally recognized opera singer and performer, died Monday, Aug. 15, 2011 at his daughter’s residence in Tupelo after a brief illness. Mr. Bailey attended Plantersville Schools and graduated from Tupelo High School in 1962, where he was actively engaged in Broadway productions under the tutelage of the late Ruth Liveakos. He later attended the University of Southern Mississippi and Loyola University in New Orleans.
He was a tenor whose talents were recognized on opera stages all across the United States and around the world, especially Europe and Canada. His credits include being one of four Mississippians to ever debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. He made his professional debut with the New Orleans Opera Company in 1974 and performed at every major opera house in the U.S., including the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., and the Santa Fe, Chicago, Seattle and San Francisco Opera Companies. He was one of the few American singers popular in the highly critical German opera circles. Tenor Bailey was most highly honored when he made his European debut as Bacchus at the Glyndebourne Festival Opera in England. He later debuted at the London Opera and launched his German experience with the Hamburg Opera Company. His professional career spanned over 25 years and his career received acclaim from music lovers and opera patrons literally worldwide. Near his retirement, he came home to this beloved Tupelo and gave a benefit concert for the Lee County Library which culminated over 30 years of professional singing that began on the piano pew of the Plantersville United Methodist Church at age 3 singing “Jesus Loves Me” with his late mother, Maxine, accompanying. He ended that concert at Tupelo High School by singing for the encore, “Jesus Loves Me.”
He was a member of the Plantersville United Methodist Church much of his life. He loved antique cars, his Indian heritage, the outdoors and arrowhead hunting, genealogy and his love of associations with the folks in his beloved Robert E. Lee County, Mississippi.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Rev. Brooks Lindsey officiating and his son, Lee, delivering the eulogy. Private burial will be in the Bailey family plot at Plantersville Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to service time Saturday, all at the Tupelo Chapel. Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel is entrusted with arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Glenda Gray Bailey of Brandon; his son, Lee Farrar Bailey of Plantersville; his daughter, Rebecca Brooke Bailey Barnes (David) of Tupelo; six grandchildren, Gabriel Farrar Bailey, Daniel Dawson Bailey, Rebecca Grace Chandler, Emma Brooke Barnes, Kaycee Lee Barnes and Lindsey Shivers; two stepgrandchildren, Kimberly McKay (Rex) and Chip Gray, both of Brandon; his brother-in-law, Don Farlow (Paula); his stepfather, Bill Cameron of Plantersville; two sisters, Janis Bailey Beaird of Brandon and Pamela Bailey Booth (Danny) of Amory; four nieces and nephews, Heather Booth Alegria (Jorge) of Phoenix, Ariz., Stacie Beaird Madrid (Steve) of Crystal Springs, Cameron Beaird of Mantee and Daniel Booth (Molly) of Memphis; and the mother of his children, Becky Craycraft Bailey Shands (Robert) of Saltillo.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Maxine Monts Cameron; his father, Arthur “Pete” Bailey; his grandparents, Arthur and Madge Hester Bailey, and Charlie and Berta Lou Scribner Monts.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Dennis Bailey and Maxine Monts Bailey Cameron Memorial Fund c/o CREATE Inc., 213 West Main St., No. 100, Tupelo, MS 38801 for the purpose of start-up costs, scholarships and administrative costs of the Tupelo Performing Arts Academy.
Condolences may be e-mailed to email@example.com.
ETTA – Ida “Granny” Maxine Dunlap Easley, 78, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011 at her home. She was born April 30, 1933, in Union County to George D. and Mary Estle Higgins Dunlap. She was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. She loved working in her yard.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at United Funeral Service in New Albany with Rev. Jesse Betts officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. United Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, Jessie Herman Easley of Etta; two daughters, Wanda Roberts and Linda Chism; two sisters, Karen Wise and Louise Rush; a brother, Otis Dunlap; her grandchildren, Nickie Smithey, Amy Rutledge, Rodney Windham and Kay Lynn Harper; her great-grandchildren, Ashley Rutledge, Levi Bramlett, Brittney Rutledge, Meg Bramlett, Torrie Rutledge, Joseph Smithey, Conner Lee Windham and Ashton R.D. Rutledge; and her great-great-grandchild, Hayden Nicole Rutledge.
Pallbearers will be Donald Cook, Danny Hamlet, Kenneth Rutledge, Perrian Rakestraw, Danny Jordan and Dennis Rakestraw. Honorary pallbearers will be Levi Bramlett, Tyler Bowling, Jimmy Coley, Doug Rutledge, Jimmy Hill and Adrian Littlejohn.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit unitedfuneralservice.com.
OKOLONA – Birdie Phillips, 91, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. She was born in Chickasaw County on Sept. 6, 1919, to Jim and Maudie Cruse. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Okolona. She was an accomplished seamstress, working for Delta Trouser/Indian Creek until they closed. She enjoyed tending to her flowers and fishing, but her greatest joy was her family, especially her grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Eric Boykin officiating. Burial will be in Boone’s Chapel Cemetery. Lee Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Elvis Davis of Okolona; two sons, Lamar (Barbara) Phillips of Van Vleet and Jerry (Avis) Phillips of Vicksburg; 12 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Wilburn Phillips; and three brothers and six sisters.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.leememorialonline.com.
OXFORD – Hudie Pearson, 78, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, at the Graceland Care Center in Oxford.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Tallahatchie Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building in Oxford. Burial will be in Yocona Cemetery in Taylor. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today at North Hopewell M.B. Church at Taylor.
Adriana Cabrera Tinajero
ECRU – Adriana Cabrera Tinajero, 31, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, at her home. She was born July 29, 1980, to Fransisco Cabrera and Juana Tinajero. She was a Catholic.
Services will be 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church with Father Ricardo Rhipps officiating. Burial will be in Vista Memorial Park. United Funeral Service of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her fiancé, Alfredo Moreno of Ecru; her mother, Juana Tinajero of Ecru; her father, Fransisco Cabrera of Mexico; a daughter, Paola Moreno Cabrera, and a son, Diego Moreno Cabrera, both of Ecru; two sisters, Laura Cabrera of Mexico and Lourdes Cabrera of Arizona; a brother, Jose Juan Cabrera of Ecru; and her grandparents, Refugio Tinajero and Abraham Cabrera, both of Mexico.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit unitedfuneralservice.com.
BOONEVILLE – Violet S. Cole, 92, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, at Landmark Nursing and Rehab. She was born July 14, 1919, to Chester L. and Dura Turner Smith. She was a member of the East Booneville Baptist Church and was retired from Brown Shoe Manufacturing.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Rickey Kelly officiating. Burial will be in the Chandlers Chapel Cemetery.
She is survived by one daughter, Linda McAnally of Phoenix, Ariz.; two sons, Harold (Betty) Cole and Randel (Patsy) Cole, both of Booneville; one sister-in-law, Rita Wayne Eaton of Michigan City, Ind.; six grandchildren, Mark Cole, Jeffrey Cole, Lanette Ledford, James McAnally, Suzanne Chandler and Keith Cole; seven great-grandchildren, Ashlee Lutz, Clayton Cole, Chris Ledford, Kimberly Parker, Nick Ledford, Kayla Chandler and John Chandler; three great-great-grandchildren, Molly Parker, Drew Parker and Mary Reeves Lutz.
She was preceded in death by parents; her husband, Jimmie Ray Cole; and one brother, Emory A. Smith.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Saturday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
CALHOUN CITY – Ollie Ruth Cannon Blansett, 90, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, at Calhoun Health Services Nursing Home. She was born Jan. 21, 1921, in Houston. She was a retired factory employee and a member of New Liberty Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel in Calhoun City with the Rev. John Stewart officiating. Burial will be in Houston City Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Margie Lucius of Calhoun City; one son, Ruben Blansett of London, Ky.; three brothers, Earvin Terry, Earlie Terry and Winford Terry, all of Nettleton; eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence Cannon and Maggie Bell Jackson Cannon.
Pallbearers will be David Blansett, Keith Blansett, Chris Lucius, Davin Blansett, Eric Parker and Jody Spratlin.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at www.pryorfuneralhome.com.
FULTON – Marie Webb, 96, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, at Dogwood Plantation Assisted Living. She was born July 9, 1915, to Andrew and Sula Wilson Hughes. She was a member of Pine Grove Church of Christ and had worked at Blue Bell Manufacturing and Denton Mills before retirement.
Services will be at 2 p. m. today at the Pine Grove Church of Christ with Minister Russ Crosswhite and James Hardin officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery. McNeece-Morris Funeral Home of Fulton is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Daulton Webb (Geraldine) of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Lisa Hardin of Tupelo, and Rita Elgin and Michael Stone Webb, both of Murfreesboro; six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elbie Webb; her daughter, Waucayne Hardin; one granddaughter, Tammy Sue Benefield; her parents; five brothers; and two sisters.
Pallbearers will be James Hardin, Jimmy Webb, Michael Webb, Eric Toombs, Bradley Benefield, Ryan Benefield and Bobby Hughes.
Visitation will continue until 1:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
NEW ALBANY – Lela Rogers, 90, died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany.
FULTON – Ruby Joe Upton, 75, died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, at the Fayette Medical Center in Fayette, Ala. She was born March 21, 1936, to John and Florence Flanigan Head. She was a homemaker.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton. Burial will be in Itawamba Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include one son, Derl Allen of Starkville; two daughters, Louise Ingle (Cecil) of Hackleburg, Ala., and Nancy Purser (Billy) of Haleyville, Ala.; two stepsons and one stepdaughter; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Upton; and her parents, three sisters and one brother.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home.
Floy Faye Robbins
PRATTVILLE, Ala. – Floy Faye Robbins, 82, formerly of Pontotoc, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Center-South in Montgomery, Ala. She worked at Kmart in Prattville, Ala., until age 60. She worked the flea market until her death.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc. Burial will be in West Heights Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Jimmy R. Robbins; one sister, Flora Mae Yarberry; nieces, Sandra Jermyn, Pat Walters, Brenda Turek and Tracy Byrd; a nephew, Mike Moore; two grandchildren, Joshua Robbins and Justin Robbins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, J.W. Robbins; her parents, Waco and Aner Thompson; and a brother, Raye C. Thompson.
Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Charles Williams Sr.
AMORY – Charles Edward Williams Sr., 81, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen. Visitation will be Saturday at the funeral home.
OXFORD – Brenda Bullard Thompson, 47, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, at her home in Oxford.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Coleman Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be left at www.colemanfuneralhome.com.
CORINTH – William “Brad” Counce, 36, died in Corinth. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McPeters Funeral Directors of Corinth.
NASHVILLE – Jennie Cook, 90, formerly of Houlka, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, at Grace Nursing Home in Nashville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
WEST POINT – Mary Elizabeth Roberts-Jamerson, 75, died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Bryan Foods Union Hall in West Point. Burial will be in West Point Memorial Gardens. Carter’s Mortuary Services of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.