By NEMS Daily Journal
NASHVILLE – Jennie Lee Cook, 90, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, at Grace Health and Rehab in Nashville, Tenn. Formerly of Houlka, she was the daughter of Vass and Ella Mae Cook. She was a member of West Grove M.B. Church in Houlka and a retired dry cleaner presser. She loved her family, watermelon, hats and quartet singing.
Services will be noon Sunday at West Grove M.B. Church. The Rev. Clyde Knox will officiate. Burial will be in East County Line Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by one son, James (Essie) Cook of Nashville; one sister, Lee Ella Craighead of Chicago; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 1 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
POTTS CAMP – Linda Joyce Owen Tate, 60, died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital- Desoto. She was born Oct. 5, 1950, in Baldwyn to Pearl Hopper Owen and the late Ralph Owen. She was retired from the Baptist Memorial Hospital- Union County as a clinic coordinator. She was a member of Collins-Hurdle VFW Post 5697 and a member of Temperance Hill Baptist Church.
Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at Temperance Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Ken Cooper and Rev. Mark Bishop officiating. Burial will be Temperance Hill Cemetery. United Funeral Service of New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, Danny Tate; her mother, Pearl Marie Owen; one daughter, Lora Finley (Drake); one son, Shawn Thwaites; two sisters, Sue Roberts and Cindy Rogers; three brothers, Dennis Kiddy, David Owen and Nicky Owen; and six grandchildren, Robert, Tyneya, Kiona and Hannah Finley, Brook Smith and Lane Thwaites.
She was preceded in death by her father, Ralph Owen; a brother, Larry Kiddy; and a brother-in-law, Byron Tate.
Visitation will be from noon until service time today at Temperance Hill Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Unmet Needs of Military.
Alvie Black Jr.
NEW ALBANY – Alvie Black Jr., 74, died Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, at Graceland Care Center in New Albany. He was born on March 9, 1937, in Union County to Alvie and Mildred Stanford Black. Mr. Black attended The Church of The Nazarene and was a retired farmer and trucker. He was a good father.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Glenfield Funeral Home in New Albany with the Rev. Roy “Bubba” Childress officiating. Burial will be in Glenfield Memorial Park. Glenfield Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Black of New Albany; one son, Joey Black (Angela) of New Albany; three daughters, Lynn Cobb (Mike) of New Albany, Shari Briggs (Jeff) of Alpine, and Janet DeCanter (Kevin) of Ripley; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Kenneth Black; and a sister, Decie Sappington.
Pallbearers will be Benjamin Briggs, T.J. Hogue, Brian Cobb, Mark Grant, Michael DeCanter and Michael Clifton.
Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. today.
SALTILLO – James Cleo “Bud” Bishop, 65, died Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, at the Jaquith Nursing Facility in Jackson after an extended illness. A native of Lee County, he was born Jan. 26, 1946, to Charlie and Beatrice Price Bishop. He worked trimming limbs around power lines. He enjoyed fishing, walking collecting cans for recycling, and playing cards. He was a member of Camp Creek Baptist Church.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at The Saltillo Chapel of W.E. Pegues. Burial will be in Camp Creek Cemetery.
Survivors include four sisters, Dean Saylors and Mary Sue Hall (Roy Lee) of Saltillo, Lynda Joyce Hall (Kerry) of Aberdeen and Paulina Bishop of Jackson; three brothers, Roy Bishop (Brenda) of Guntown, Dock Bishop of Booneville and Glenn Sam Bishop of Hoio; a special friend, Sue Pettigo Martin of Birmingham Ridge.
Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Saltillo Funeral Home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
FULTON – Adam Whatley, 35, died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011. He was born Nov. 5, 1975, to Thomas O’Neil and Judy Adams Whatley in Indianola. He was a service technician and a member of the East Wood Baptist Church in Indianola. He was an avid hunter and tournament fisherman, and Ole Miss fan. He enjoyed camping and he loved his dogs.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Bruce Johnson and Johnny Taylor officiating. Burial will be in the Indianola Cemetery. Senter Funeral Home of Fulton is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Amy Whatley of Fulton; his parents, Thomas and Judy Whatley of Indianola; two stepdaughters, Kalle and Kitt Plunkett of Fulton; one brother, Tommy Whatley of Memphis; one niece, Sloan Whatley.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents and his friend, Josh Wade.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Hardy, Jerry Gray, Brian Saunders, Paul Kendricks, Will Whatley and Tommy Whatley.
Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to service time today.
Online condolences can be made at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com.
Charles Williams Sr.
AMORY – Charles Edward Williams Sr., 81, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, at his residence in Amory. He was born Sept. 16, 1929, to John Williams and Clara Mae Perry Williams in Greenwood Springs. He retired as hospital unit coordinator at Norfolk Hospital in Norfolk, Va. He was a U. S. Navy veteran, serving in the Korean War.
A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Rosewood Memorial Park in Virginia Beach, Va. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three sons, John Williams of Amory, and Roberts Williams and wife, Melissa, and Charles Williams Jr., all of Norfolk, Va.; one sister, Betty West of Hamilton; three grandchildren, Rebecca Williams, Christie Raad and Denise Cox; three great-grandchildren, Patrick Williams, Tyler Cox and Katelyn Raad; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Barbara Ann Mason Williams; two brothers, Hershel Williams and Pete Williams; and one sister, Ruth Loden.
Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. today at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.
To sign the register and send condolences online, visit www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.
RED BAY, Ala. – Shirley Timbs White, 68, died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala. Burial will be in Old Union Cemetery at Belmont. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Sunday.
CAYCE – Cecelia G. “Lil Girl” Moore, 86, died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, at her home in Cayce.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at New Sherron M.B. Church at Cayce. Burial will be in the church cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home and from noon to 12:55 p.m. Sunday at the church. There will be no viewing after the eulogy.
SALTILLO – Robert E. “Bill” Lee, 80, died Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, at his residence after an extended illness. A native of Lee County, he was born Jan. 29, 1931, to Ermon and Leora Van Buskirk Lee. He served in the U.S. Army during the 1950’s and was employed 47 years with Tombigbee Electric Company, retiring in 1994. A member of Saltillo’s First United Methodist Church, he was also affiliated with The Gideons International since 1970 and served in prison ministry for over 35 years. He enjoyed hunting until his health began to decline.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at The Saltillo Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Rev. Tim Green officiating. Burial will be in Fellowship Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Loretta Lee of Saltillo; his daughter, Nancy Kitchens (Barry “Grasshopper”), and son, Robert A. Lee (Melinda), all of Saltillo; four grandchildren, Jennifer, Kristina, Kevin and Kenneth Lee; and one great-grandson, Peyton Cody.
Pallbearers will be Prentiss Lanphere, Jerry Gore, Dewayne Davis, Terry Bentley, Brad Vanlandingham and Ricky Edwards.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Jimmy I. Pollan
WEST POINT – Jimmy Irvin Pollan, 61, died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, at his home in West Point. He was born Dec. 8, 1949, in Eupora to Nellie “Polly” Davis Pollan and William Irvin Pollan. He began his law enforcement career with the United States Army and upon discharge from the Army he worked with the Clay County Sheriff’s Department and the West Point Police Department. Later he began a banking career with Sooner Federal Savings and Loan, also the Delta Corporation. In recent years he was a self-employed business owner, operating Columbus Portable Buildings, Brame Avenue Package Store, Old Waverly Estates and E&J Auto Sales. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during Vietnam. He was of the Baptist faith. He was a member of the VFW and the Disabled Veterans of America.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Chip Stevens officiating and Doug Walton assisting. Burial with military honors will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Eupora. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Chris Pollan (Trina) of Starkville; three grandchildren, Nathaniel Todd Pollan, Andrew William Pollan and Jacob Owen Pollan; a special friend, Donna Jackson of West Point; two brothers, Jerry Pollan (Shirley) of Eupora and W.D. Pollan (Mary) of Jacksonville, Ark.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be Claude Keller, Jimmy Taggart, Larry Hardin, Marc McClure, Sam Blaylock and Bob Adams.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Casper Aviation Platoon of the United States Army.
Memorials may be made to Sally Kate Winters Home for Children, P.O. Box 1233, West Point, MS 39773 or to Mt. Zion Cemetery Care Fund, c/o Dorothy Ray, 1132 MLK Jr. Drive, Eupora, MS 39744.
Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. today at Calvert Funeral Home.
Friends may leave a Memory Message at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.
Minister Shirley Buchanan
TUPELO – Minister Shirley Owens Buchanan, 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 in Jacksonville, Fla.
Minister Buchanan 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 has 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. today 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, Renesca 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.
FULTON – Charles Hankins, 59, died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011. He was born Feb. 6, 1952, in Memphis to Algor and Hazel Irene Hankins. He was a member of Friendship Methodist Church. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle.
Service is by invitation only. Senter Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today.
Online condolences can be made at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com.
TUPELO – Linda Price died Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones & Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo.
BYHALIA – Charles Leslie Stewart, 74, died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, at his home in Byhalia.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Holly Springs Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be left at www.hsfuneralhome.com.
TUPELO – David Walter Duncan, 69, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, as the result of an aviation accident in Tupelo. He was born April 19, 1942, in Fayetteville, Ark. He grew up attending East Heights Assembly of God after his father became the pastor and the family moved to Tupelo in 1953. He graduated from Tupelo High School in 1960. He joined the United States Air Force in October 1961 and served until August 1967. In the late 1960’s, he moved back to Tupelo, where he resided until his death. He was an entrepreneur and commercial pilot. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, and golf.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at East Heights Assembly of God in Tupelo with Rev. Ralph Duncan officiating. Paul Duncan and Stacy Petringa will offer tributes, and Aubie Pearman will deliver the eulogy. Burial with military honors will be in Lee Memorial Park. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by three daughters, Stacy Petringa (David), Lisa Duncan and Dana Duncan, all of Memphis; three brothers, Paul Duncan (Doris) of Nettleton, Philip Duncan of Booneville and Ralph Duncan (Diane) of Franklin, Tenn.; two sisters, Cleora Brown of Tupelo, and Sharon Baggett (Larry) of Fayetteville, Ark.; a granddaughter, Brinlee Henderson; and eight nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Walter Duncan and Ruth Meredith Duncan; a brother, Herschel Duncan; and an infant brother, Nathan.
Pallbearers are C.T. Mills, Jimmy Foote, Guy Harris, Jerry Streetman, Danny Joe Peters and Ted Wood.
The body will lie in state at the church from noon until service time today.
HOLLY SPRINGS – Henry “Slim” McDonald, 67, died Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs.