Obituaries August 19, 2013

Buddy Gray
RICHMOND COMMUNITY – Elroise “Buddy” Gray, 82, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, August 17, 2013, at Germantown Methodist Hospital. He was born June 13, 1931, to Lucine Christian Gray and Archie Samuel Gray.

Buddy married Sarah Williams on March 18, 1951. Together they raised three daughters.

He was the oldest active member at Evergreen Baptist Church, where he served as deacon for the past fifty years.

He attended Itawamba County Schools and worked for Tupelo Manufacturing Company for sixty years, retiring at age eighty.

An avid Mississippi State fan, he lived to watch his grandson, Caleb, play travel baseball. His last games to attend were in July in Orlando, Florida at the USSSA Elite World Series at ESPN Wide World of Sports.

Buddy is survived by his wife of sixty-two years, Sarah Gray; three daughters, Patti Rowan of the Richmond Community, Mitzi Bridges (Jim) of Germantown, Tennessee and Vicki Goddard (Larry) of Tupelo; two granddaughters, Melissa Metcalfe and Melinda McKnight of Palmetto; one grandson, Caleb Gray Goddard of Tupelo; three great-granddaughters, Hannah McKnight, Katie Linley and Megan Linley of Palmetto; two step-grandsons, Jeremy Bridges (Marsha) of Chesapeake, Virginia and Shane Bridges of Harrison, Arkansas; seven step-grandchildren, Andrew, Ashley, Allison, Alex, Katlyn, Taylor, and Addison Bridges; one sister, Mayola Robinson (Kutah); one brother, Wayne Gray (Agnes) all of Fulton; two sisters-in-law, Maxine Williams of Richmond Community and Ruby Gray of Dorsey; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by one infant daughter, Christi Gray; one infant granddaughter, Christi Gray Goddard; his parents; one sister, Sandra Dulaney; four brothers, Coy, Douglas, J.T. and James Oye Gray; two brothers-in-law, Benny Williams of Richmond Community and John Rheaume of Bartlett, Tennessee; one sister-in-law, Burma Rheaume of Bartlett, Tennessee.

A celebration of Buddy’s life will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Bro. Mike Yielding, Bro. Mike Todd and Bro. Bobby Robbins officiating. Special music will be by his son-in-law, Larry Goddard and harpist, Cindy Mathis. Family reflections will be given by his son-in-law, Jim Bridges. A graveside and interment will follow at Walton Cemetery in Peppertown.
Pallbearers will be Marty Gray, Mitchie Gray, Jake Gray, Cebron Gray, J.C. Holloway and Jeffrey Holloway.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Phil Mathis, Dr. Rickey Parker, Rickey Reynolds, Perrin Snipes, Randy Snipes, Bill Reeves, Roy Norris, Dale Cox, Larry McTune and Cleve Hall.

Visitation will be 5 to 9 p.m., today, August 19, 2013, at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Jimmie N. Miles
WREN – Jimmie Newton Miles, 88, died on Saturday, August 17, 2013, at his residence. Born on August 20, 1924, in Hatley, he was a son of the late Woodruff Eli “Rusty” and Cora Pernie Davis Miles.
Mr. Miles was a graduate of Trace Road School and ICC. A US Army veteran of the Korean War, he served in the 198th Tank Battalion 31st Infantry Division and after returning home, he continued to serve in the Army National Guard. On April 29, 1950, he married Willie Lois Bennett. Working together with his wife, they owned Bill and Jim’s Friendship House and Jimmie’s Fish Products Wholesale Fish. Loving God and Country, Mr. Miles was a member of Trace Road Baptist Church. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a Shriner with the York Rite. Passionate about his family and his military service, Mr. Miles enjoyed fishing with his lifelong friends, spending time with his family, and Southern Gospel and Country music. Never meeting a stranger, he loved to tell stories about the Good Old Days and Army life.

He is survived by his wife, Willie Lois ‘Bill’ Miles of Wren; daughter, Stephina Fowlkes (Doug) of Wren; son, Vincent Miles (Peggy Thompson) of Wren; brother, Billy Miles (Edith) of Verona; grandchildren, Neil Palmer of Birmingham, AL, Will Fowlkes of Aberdeen, Austin Miles of Aberdeen, and Katie Clark (Barrett) of Aberdeen; great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Barrett Clark; nieces and nephews, Linda Shephard (Dan) of Smithville, Van Miles (Nancy) of Starkville, and Ken Miles (Kathy) of Verona; and special family friends, Dorothy Mosley and Pete Brown.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Lillie Mae Blake and Louise Powell; nieces, Nancy Miles and Paulette Gosa Miller; great-niece, Mary E. Miller; and great-nephews, Frankie and Jerome Miller; and special friend, Curtis Keeton.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2 PM, Monday, August 19, at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Davis and Bro. Eric Keeton officiating. Burial will follow in Haughton Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Will Fowlkes, Neil Palmer, Van Miles, Kenneth Miles, Steve Keeton and Tommy Lovern.

Honorary pallbearers will be Pete Brown, Mary Reese, and Amy Burdine.

Memorials may be given to LeBonheur Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 41817, Memphis, TN 38174-1817 or to Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45290-0301.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Ruth Dale Roebuck
TUPELO – Ruth Dale Roebuck, 83, died Saturday, August, 17, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center.

She was born November 14, 1929, in Saltillo, Mississippi to Marzee Dillard Riley and Lee Riley. She was a member and attended Saltillo First United Methodist Church until her failing health, which kept her home bound for several years.

After graduating from Tupelo High School in 1948, she worked in sales and bookkeeping for a lady’s ready-to-wear store. After marriage, and until she and her husband had their first child, she worked as a billing clerk for an automobile finance company.

On April 7, 1949, she married Claude Morgan Roebuck. She and her husband of 64 years had three children: Claudia Ruth Roebuck Castenir (Dennis) of Elizabethtown, Kentucky; Alice Lynn Roebuck of Raleigh, North Carolina; and Morgan Dale Roebuck who died in infancy.

Ruth Dale enjoyed her role as homemaker and stay at home mother for her daughters. She loved her family and took great joy in doing things that made them happy. She was an avid reader and, no doubt, read thousands of books. Her reading helped make it possible for her to frequently answer questions on quiz shows before the contestants.

Graveside services for family and friends will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at Tupelo Memorial Gardens on Joyner St. Visitation will be from 5PM-7PM today (Monday) at Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel, which is entrusted with all arrangements. The family will greet friends on Tuesday immediately after the graveside service.

Survivors include her husband, Claude; daughters, Alice and Claudia (Dennis): two grandsons, Adam Castenir (Jenny) and Jason Castenir; three great grandchildren, Josiah Castenir, Hadley Castenir and Harper Castenir; one sister, Virginia Roe of Tupelo, and a host of nieces and nephews several of whom were very attentive and helpful during the time of Ruth Dale’s failing health.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Morgan, and one sister, Mary Helen Young.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to any of the following Endowments at Create Foundation, 213 West Main Street, Tupelo, MS, 38804:

Ruth and Claude Roebuck Endowment for Saltillo First United Methodist Church

Alice Lynn Roebuck Endowment for United Way

Claudia Ruth Castenir Scholarship Endowment Fund

Morgan Dale Roebuck Endowment for the Salvation Army.

Online condolences can be made to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.

Micheal Steinke
AMORY – Micheal Lane Steinke, 25, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013. Born Nov. 9, 1987, in Amory, he was the son of Kenneth Lane and Mary Jo Hall Steinke. He grew up in Amory and attended Hatley School. He was a member of Providence Baptist Church and a previous member of Wildwood Chapel Baptist Church. He co-owned Steinke Construction and Steinke Lawn and Handy Man Service with his father. Having a heart of gold filled with generosity, he would help anyone in need. He enjoyed hunting, riding four wheelers, and hanging out with his family and friends, especially his nieces, Trinity, Dakota, and Harley. He was an avid MSU fan, and he will be remembered for his goodness and his contagious smile.

A celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Bro. Scott Johnson and Bro. Chuck Moffett. Burial will be in Masonic Cemetery.

He is survived by his parents, Kenneth and Mary Jo Steinke of Amory; sisters, Memy Steinke of Amory and Maranda Steinke of Amory; grandparents, Eudell and James Hall of Amory and Shirley Steinke of Amory; nieces, Dakota and Harley Basham and Trinity Steinke; aunts and uncles, Marilyn Poirier, Linda and Brenda Steinke, Shirley Jean Price, Bobby Richey (Kay), Charles Steinke (Jamie) and Jessica Sloan (Donnie); great-aunts and great-uncles, Gene Hill (Ann), Reba Colburn, Linda Howard (Jr.), Howard Hall (Betty Ann), Cleve Hall (Dorothy), James Seymore (Brenda), Charles Seymore, Alan Adams (Lola) and Jimmy Hurley (Linda); and a host of cousins.

He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Ervin Steinke; and great-grandparents, Alice Hall, Bertha Hill and Edna Seymore.

Pallbearers will be Eric Richey, Brandon Steinke, James Gray, Andy “Turtle”Prestridge, Gabe Young and Jon McCullar.

Jeremy Bray will serve as an honorary pallbearer.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.<b>

Thomas E. Green III
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Thomas E. Green III died Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, at his residence in Memphis. He was born Aug. 9, 1969, in Macon to Sue and Elmer Green. Beloved by his family and a friend to all he met, he will be greatly missed.

A celebration of life service to rejoice in his memory will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, at his mother’s home in Pontotoc located at 273 Highway 9 North. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his mother, Sue Ellen Jaynes Green of Pontotoc; his grandfather, Sam Jaynes of Aberdeen; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Elmer Green II; and his grandparents, Virginia Jaynes, T.E. Green and Lucy Green Brown.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society of Memphis, 935 Farm Road, Memphis, TN 38134 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Norma Lemons
PONTOTOC – Norma Lemons, 73, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, at Baldwyn Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Browning Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Denton G. Roberts
ABERDEEN – Denton G. Roberts Jr., 74, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Golden Triangle Hospital in Columbus. He was born June 26, 1939, in Monroe County to Denton Green Roberts Sr. and Mamie Kelso Roberts. He was a lifelong resident of Monroe County, the owner of Roberts Contracting, Inc. and a Christian.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, at Beeks Cemetery Pavillion with John Lockridge, Joe Dan Roberts and Chuck Wale officiating. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Totten Roberts of Aberdeen; four daughters, Kathy McKee and husband, John Paul of Houston, Texas, Jan Bowen of West Point, Jennifer Smith and husband, Joey and DeAnna O’Hara and husband, Sean, both of Loganville Ga.; three sisters, Nina Morgan and husband, Gilbert, Becky Worlow and husband, Charles, both of Aberdeen and Mary Ann Pope and husband, Jimmy of Amory; two brothers, Joe Dan Roberts and wife, Sue of Kodiak,

Alaska and David Roberts and wife, Debbie of Aberdeen; one sister-in-law, Jonell Roberts of Smithville; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Gene L. Roberts; and one son-in-law, Robert Dale Bowen.

Pallbearers will be John Paul McKee, Joey Smith, Sean O’Hara, Bobby Bowen, Jeremy Junkin, Michael Thornton, Johnny Gibbs, Charlie Clarkson, Vernon Watson, Jerry Carter, Bruce Ollie, Robert Brewer, Richard Willis, Jerry Roberts, Chris Herring, Kenny Coker, David Roberts, and Joe Dan Roberts.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Beeks Cemetery in care of Becky Worlow, 502 Bellview Dr., Aberdeen, MS 39730.

An online guest registry and condolences may be accessed at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.

Olivia Scurlark
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Olivia Richmond Scurlark, 94, formerly of Byhalia, died Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, at Methodist Hospital of Germantown.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, at Isaac Chapel CME Church in Byhalia. Burial will be in Ingram Family Cemetery in Byhalia. J.F. Brittenum & Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of arrangements.

The remains will lie in repose from noon until 2 p.m. today at J.F. Brittenum & Son Funeral Home in Holly Springs and from 4 to 6 p.m. today at H.C. Jett Funeral Home in Memphis. The remains will lie in state from 10 to 10:55 a.m. Tuesday at the church.

Frank Anthony
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Frank Anthony, 57, formerly of Byhalia, died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Collierville.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, at Hearn Grove MB Church in Byhalia. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum & Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of arrangements.

The remains will lie in repose from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The remains will lie in state at the church from 10 to 10:55 a.m. Tuesday at the church.

Virgie Murry
MYRTLE – Virgie A. Murry, 82, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, at Union County Health and Rehab in New Albany. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home of Ripley.

David Smith
WALNUT – David Lynn Smith, 56, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at Tippah County Hospital in Ripley.

Graveside services will be 4 p.m. today, Aug. 19, at Marlowe Church of Christ Cemetery. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Tillman Hurd
PONTOTOC – Tillman Hurd, 64, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

Michael Booker
OXFORD – Michael Booker, 55, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, at Graceland Care Center of Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.

Rickey Young
GRAND JUNCTION, Tenn. – Rickey Lewis Young, 51, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs.

Thomas E. Martin
SPARTA – Thomas Eugene “Fessor” Martin, 87, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at NMMC Hospice in Tupelo. He was born Dec. 18, 1925, in Chickasaw County to Eugene Verell Martin and Velma Lavone Weaver Martin. He was a retired fitter for B&W, a member of Amity Baptist Church, an Army veteran, and a justice of the peace for 12 years in Chickasaw County.

Services are 11 a.m. today, Aug. 19, at Houston Funeral Home in Houston with the Rev. Scott Griffin and the Rev. Carl Morris officiating. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery in Houston. Houston Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Jettie Inez Miller Martin of Sparta; his daughter, Ann and Ralph Coggins of West Point; his sons, John T. and Kay Martin of Houston and Billy Ray and Doretta Martin of Starkville; his sisters, Martha and James Cozart of Southaven, Jo Ellen and Ray Free of Sparta, Helen and Gene Johnson of Houston and Judy and James Washington of Houston; his grandchildren, Nicole and Tommy Gill, Cara Martin, Austen Martin, Brandy and David Byars, Kelly Martin, Eric Martin, Marty and Angie Coggins, Paul and Pat Coggins and Kathy and Joe Williams; his 16 great-grandchildren; and his five great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Mary Emma Myers and Bonnie Mae Whitworth; and his brother, Wayne E. “Bo” Martin.

Pallbearers are Mike Free, Ronnie Free, Toby Johnson, Wayne “Boo” Martin, Tommie Gill and Kenneth Ricks.
Honorary pallbearers are B&W Boiler Makers, David Carter and Kenny Scott.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 689, Houston, MS 38851.

Friends and family may sign the online register book at houstonfuneralhomems.com.

Samuel Knox
TUPELO – Samuel Knox, 82, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Foster and Son Funeral Home of Ripley.

Jason Franks
MANTACHIE – Jason Scott Franks , 37, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013. He was born Aug. 15, 1976. He worked at Lane Furniture, and he was a Baptist in belief. He enjoyed playing golf and hunting. He especially enjoyed coaching his sons’ baseball and football teams.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, at McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Mantachie with Bro. Dempsey Rowland and Shay Guess officiating. Burial will be in Fawn Grove Cemetery. McNeece-Morris Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Shae Franks; his mother and father, Jimmy and Shelia Franks; four sons, Landon Franks, Payden Franks, Zachary Franks, and Bryson Franks; one sister, Mandy Shelton (Steve), all of Mantachie; his grandmothers, Ethel Smith of Mantachie and Victoria Franks of Tremont; his mother-in-law, Janice Johnson; his brother-in-law, Eli Johnson (Brittney); one niece, Averie Johnson; one nephew, Ashton Shelton, all of Mantachie; and a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Delbert Smith and Bonnie Franks.

Pallbearers will be Chad Baxter, Derek Thompson, Jody Dody, Jason Johnson, Doug Gordon and Dicky Frazier.

Honorary pallbearers will be his fellow coaches and his former players of his ball teams.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home in Mantachie.

Online condolences and guest book may be accessed at mcneecemorrisfuneralhome.com.

Edith Whitehead
NEW ALBANY – Edith Ilene Dorrough Whitehead, 82, went to her heavenly home on Aug. 17, 2013. She was born in Pontotoc County on Sept. 7, 1930, to John A. Dorrough Sr. and Eunice Graham Dorrough. She was a widow to the late Willis Raymond Whitehead to whom she married on Feb. 18, 1948. She was a member of Fredonia Baptist Church. She was a loving mother to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.

Services will be 1 p.m. today, Aug. 19, at United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Chris Madison and the Rev. Andy Russell officiating. Burial will be in Martin Cemetery. United Funeral Service of New Albany is in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by four daughters, Sara Weeden, Judy Kirk (Rickey), Wanda Gaines (Rickey) and Karen Smith (Rex), all of New Albany; one sister, Jeanette Jones (Galloway); two brothers-in-law, Talmadge Whitehead (Bernice) and Bob Bailey; 10 grandchildren, Jennifer Nance (Kelly), Leah Byrd (Richard), Kelly Anderson, Kristi McCuiston (Brian), Jason Weeden (Cary), Andy Kirk, Michael Smithey, Justin Weeden (Lindy), Adam Kirk (Emory) and Ray Smith (Cici Chunn); and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son-in-law, Gerald Weeden; five sisters, Eula Mae Short, Burnice Miller, Ludie Dorrough, Ruth Bailey and Fairy Marie Dorrough; and two brothers, Theron Dorrough and John A. Dorrough Jr.

Pallbearers will be Jason Weeden, Andy Kirk, Michael Smithey, Justin Weeden, Adam Kirk, Ray Smith, Kelly Nance, Richard Byrd, and Brian McCuiston.

Honorary pallbearers will be Gathon Garriga, Alex Rowland, Weston Byrd, Carter Weeden, Baylor McCuiston and Jase Byrd.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. today at the funeral home.

For online condolences visit unitedfuneralservice.com.

Debra Long
NEW ALBANY – Debra Long, 66, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at Union County Health and Rehab. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany.

Katie Rodgers
OXFORD – Katie McLarty Rodgers, 88, of Oxford, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home. Burial will be in Abbeville Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Rodgers’ memory to Abbeville Cemetery Fund, c/o Abbeville Bank, P.O. Box 39, Abbeville, MS 38601 or to Old Methodist Campground, P.O. Box 74, Hernando, MS 38632.

To sign our online guestbook, visit our website www.wallerfuneralhome.com.

Otis Estes
NEW ALBANY – Otis Estes died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, in Ridgeland, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Beasley Funeral Home.

Hallie Sides
ALPINE – Hallie Hill Sides, 93, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at her residence. She was born March 28, 1920, to William Edgar and Rosie Lee Fields Hill. She was a retired employee of Blue Bell MGF. She enjoyed crocheting, reading and watching westerns. She was member of Zion Hill Baptist Church.

Services will be 11 a.m. today, Aug. 19, at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Marvin Robbins and Bro. Matt Long officiating. Burial will be in Zion Hill Cemetery. Waters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include her adopted family and caregiver, Janice and Daniel Pannell of Alpine, Marsha and Rickey Roberts, Jud Roberts, John and Jan Pannell, John Malcolm Pannell, Sallie Pannell, Lynsee and John Springer, Cadi Springer, Lillie Springer, Hayley Roberson, T.J. Roberson and Hattie Roberson; nieces and nephews, Aileene and Ronald Roberts, Brenda Barker, Billy and Johnnie Cox, Wayne Hill and Eddie Hill; and a number of other nieces and nephews from the Sides Family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, whom she married Jan. 10, 1935, William Clyde Sides.

Pallbearers are John Pannell, Rickey Roberts, John Springer, Trent Roberts, Jim Roberts, Keith Cox and T.J. Roberson.

Honorary pallbearers are Ronald Roberts, Wayne Hill and Billy Cox.

Wayne Dill
FULTON – Troy Wayne Dill, 84, passed away Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, in Iuka. He was born June 26, 1929, to Troy Dill and Reba Cooksey Dill. He retired from Action Lane after 31 years of service. He was a member of Fulton Free Will Baptist Church, and he enjoyed gardening and landscaping. He was an avid MSU Bulldog fan.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, at Senter Funeral Home with Bro. Gary Isbell and Bro. Scott Nicholson officiating. Burial will be in Mantachie Cemetery. Senter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include daughter, Trina Turner of Fulton; son, Danny (Belinda) Dill of Fulton; daughter, Melissa Thayer of Mantachie; daughter, Ruby Dill of Pontotoc; son, Richard Dill of Pontotoc; step-daughter, Pat (Randy) Roper of Brewer; step-daughter, Donnie (Darrell) Husffman of Houston; step-daughter, Donna (Rex) Clingan of Pontotoc; granddaughter, Amber (James) Shumpert of Tupelo; granddaughter, Morgan Gillespie of Mantachie; granddaughter, Anna (Jason) Porter of Fulton; granddaughter, Mallory Turner of Fulton; grandson, Noah Dill of Fulton; grandson, Bentley Dill of Pontotoc; six step grandchildren; great-granddaughter, Aliyah Shumpert of Tupelo; four step great-grandchildren; sister, Roxie Ledlow of Mantachie; and caregiver and special friend, Brandy Duke

He was preceded in death by his father, Troy Dill; mother, Reba Dill; wife, Betty Faye Dill; daughter, Donna Faye Dill; step-son, Terry Williams; sister, Retha Ledlow; and sister, Opal Dill.

Pallbearers are Kirby Turner, Noah Dill, Scotty Pannell, Randy Rodgers, Brad Windham and Nathan Rodgers.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Online expressions can be made at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com.

Luther B. Lomenick
IUKA – Luther B. Lomenick, 77, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, at Carrington House in Iuka. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka.

Johnny Agnew
BALDWYN – Johnny Wayne Agnew died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew & Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn.

Walter Donald
BALDWYN – Walter Donald died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew & Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn.

Merle Rogers
TUPELO – Merle Rogers, 87, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at The Meadows in Fulton. She was born Aug. 14, 1926, in Piave to Robert Ford and Nellie Burns Mapp Boutwell. She was a graduate of Runnelstown High School and Bloomfield College. She was a registered nurse at North Mississippi Medical Center for 32 years, retiring in 1991 as the Affiliate Hospital Nursing Director. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Tupelo, and she loved to play bridge.
Graveside Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Lee Memorial Park. Lee Memorial Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.

Survivors include her daughter, Elizabeth Glenn (Dale) of Mooreville; her son, William R. “Dick” Rogers of Tupelo; a daughter-in-law, Roberta F. Rogers of Irving, Texas; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jess B. Rogers Sr.; her son, Jesse Byron Rogers Jr.; and a brother, Robert F. Boutwell Jr.

Visitation will be from 4:30 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.leememorialonline.com.

David Carnell Jr.
BOONEVILLE – David M. Carnell Jr., 67, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, at his home following a long illness.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, at Bonner Arnold Coliseum on the campus of Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville. Burial will be in New Albany Cemetery. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Bonner Arnold Coliseum.

Memorials may be made to the David Carnell Scholarship Fund, c/o the NEMCC Development Foundation, 101 Cunningham Blvd., Booneville, MS 38829.

Gayle Tabor
TUPELO – Gayle Harrigan Tabor died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, at Sanctuary Hospice House. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel.

Doris Richey
MOOREVILLE – Doris Richey, 67, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at her home. She was born Jan. 1, 1946, in Starkville to Henry Alvin and Helen Louise Ellington Ivy. She was a longtime employee of Tecumseh Products and worked later for Daybrite. She was a Baptist. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, gardening, watching TV and shopping off of the Home Shopping Network. She also loved her cats.

Services will be 2 p.m. today, Aug. 19, at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Charlie Ganey officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park. Lee Memorial Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Bobby Richey of Mooreville; three step-sons, David Richey (Wendy) of Auburn, Jimmy Richey (Janet) of Tupelo and Sean Richey (Tammy) of Saltillo; one brother, Billy Ivy (Retha) of Wyatte; four sisters, Nora Beauchamp of Moss Point, Mary Cox (Bobby) of New Albany, Evelyn Ivy (Phil) of Myrtle and Betty Hall (Wayne) of Ecru; seven grandchildren, Kelly Summers (Chris), Leighanna Witt (Ryan), Teri Richey, Austin Richey, Alex Richey, Ashton Richey and Lauren Richey; three great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter Alisa Russell; and three siblings, Jimmy Ivy, Johnny Ivy and Berneice Nobles.

Pallbearers will be John Ivy, Adam Hardy, Tony Ivy, Alex Ivy, David Sansing, Rob Nobles, Mike Nobles and Chris Dye.

Honorary pallbearers will be Hunter Hardin, Josh Hardin and Doug Griffin.

Visitation will be from noon until 2 today at the funeral home.

For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.leememorialonline.com.