Obituaries August 22, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

Nola Brock
BETHEL SPRINGS, Tenn. – Nola Jean Hurst Brock, 67, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, in Bethel Springs, Tenn. She was born April 27, 1945, in McNairy County, Tenn., the daughter of the late James “Jim” Wesley Hurst and Norine Kingsley Hurst. She married Preston Smith, who preceded her in death on Oct. 4, 1982. She later married James Brock, who preceded her in death on June 9, 1998. She was formerly employed as a seamstress for Slant and Slant. She enjoyed sewing and shopping and loved her pets.
She is survived by three daughters, Nola Louise Farris (Anthony) of Selmer, Tenn., Vickie Barnett (Steven) of Guntown and Ann Smith Waller (Billy) of Tupelo; a son, Chad Smith of Knoxville, Tenn.; five grandchildren, T.J. Barnett, Robbie Barnett, Junior Barnett, Ashley Farris and Carolyn Waller; five great-grandchildren, Alex Barnett, Lexy Barnett, Charlesanthony Woods, Christopher “Tater” Ethridge and Ava Marie Barnett; a sister, Emma Wilbanks of Stantonville, Tenn.; two brothers, Bill Hurst (Betty) of Henderson, Tenn., and Leon Hurst (Lois) of Bethel Springs, Tenn.; special friends, Dan Puckett, Linda Keele and Bob Puckett, all of Bethel Springs, Tenn.
In addition to her parents and two husbands, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Ray-mond Hurst, Junior Hurst and Robert Hurst.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tenn., with Tony Polk officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethesda Cemetery at Selmer.Bonnie Bennett
BRUCE – Bonnie Bee Bennett, 89, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, at Bruce Community Living Center in Bruce. She was born March 2, 1923, in Calhoun County. She was a graduate of Bruce High School. She was a homemaker, a member of the Bruce First Baptist Church, and a former member of the Bruce Twentieth Century Club and WMU.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with Dr. Daniel Hathorne officiating. Burial will be in the Bruce Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Linda Jean (Frank) Calder of Germantown, Tenn.; one granddaughter, Cassie Jean Calder of Nashville, Tenn.; one sister, Lois Young of Madison; and one brother, A.D. Spratlin of Bruce.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Earlie Arthur Spratlin and Ester Stewart Spratlin; and three sisters, Earlene Barnes, Elvira Vanlandingham and Hortense McKelroy.
Pallbearers will be Smoky Barefield, Charles Bennett, Clardis Bennett, Roy McDowell, Art Spratlin and Jack Woodson. Honorary pallbearers will be Rex Jarrett, Dr. Bruce Longest, Dwight Ruth, Ricky Vaughn, Robert Ware, Joe Young and Sid Young.
Visitation will be from noon to service time Friday at the funeral home.
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Benny Pippin
SALTILLO – Benny Pippin, 64, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, at Sanctuary Hospice House after a long illness. He was born July 21, 1948, in Booneville to Harmon Pippin and Dorothy Loveless Pippin. He graduated from Booneville High School in 1966 and earned a business degree in 1970 from the University of Mississippi. He married Kathy Price of Saltillo. He retired from teaching school for 10 years in the Lee County public school system, teaching at Shannon High School and serving as assistant coach in basketball and girls’ softball. His hobbies included golfing, cooking, and being with family and friends. He was a member of Shannon First Baptist Church.
A celebration of life service will be at 6 p.m. today in the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. John Box officiating and Bro. Tim Green assisting. Private burial will follow in Unity Cemetery, east of Saltillo. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to service time.
Survivors include his wife, Kathy Price Pippin of Saltillo; one son, Michael Pippin of the home; one daughter, Jessica Pippin of the home; his mother-in-law, Kathryn Price of Saltillo; adopted mother, Betty Scott of Shannon; a special friend, Gail Grice of Baldwyn.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his father-in-law, Addis Price.
Honorary pallbearers will be his associates at Shannon High School.
Memorials may be made to Michael and Jessica Pippin Educational Fund, c/o Renasant Bank, Box 968, Saltillo, MS 38866.
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HAMILTON – Chris Putnam, 34, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, at University Hospital in Jackson. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.

Tamara Nunley
BALDWYN – Tamara Nunley, 43, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn.
Cindy Stout
GULFPORT – Cindy Denise Jeter Stout, 42, formerly of Falkner, died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, at her residence in Gulfport. She was born March 30, 1970, to Daniel Jeter and the late Nancy Blackman Jeter. She was a Christian and a registered nurse.
She is survived by two daughters, Cynthia Ray Stout of Southaven and Julie Smith (Christopher) of Falkner; two sisters, Dana Winters (Billy) of Memphis and Megan Jeter of Arkansas; one brother, Daniel Jeter Jr. of Falkner; and one grandson, Wade Smith of Falkner.
She was preceded in death by her mother.
There will be a private memorial at a later date. Ripley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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Earlie Thomas
TUPELO – Earlie D. Thomas, 76, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, at Graceland Care Center in New Albany. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

Pattie B. Chandler
OKOLONA – Pattie B. Chandler died Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, at Darlington Oaks Hospice in Verona. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial of Okolona.
Gloria Bell
GUNTOWN – Gloria Harrelson Bell, 83, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, at Baldwyn Nursing Facility after an extended illness. She was born in Tupelo on July 14, 1929, to John and Henrietta Wheeler Harrelson. In 1947 she graduated from Tupelo High School, and then married her husband of 62 years, George. Early in their married life, they lived in Memphis for nine years before returning to the Lee County area. They resided in the Cedar Hill community west of Guntown for the remainder of their lives. For a couple of years she worked at McGaughy’s before beginning her 21-year career with BancorpSouth from which she retired in 1994. She and her husband were members of the Mississippi Square and Round Dance Association for more than 50 years. She was also a member of the Home Demonstration Club of the Cedar Hill community and a former member of the RCDC. She was a longtime member of Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church west of Guntown.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Bobby Robbins officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Pat Henson (William) and Georgia A. Bell, both of Guntown; two grandchildren, John Robert Henson (Kim K.) of Guntown and Kim Henson Edwards (Mike) of Belden; and two sisters, Joyce Ann Harrelson and Beverly Jane Harrelson, both of Pueblo West, Colo.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and one daughter, Brenda Diane Bell.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Mississippi Square and Round Dance Association.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service time on Thursday.
Memorials may be made to the Sanctuary Hospice House, 5159 W. Main St., Tupelo, MS 38801.
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NEW ALBANY – Jimmy David Thompson, 67, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Oct. 19, 1944, in Benton County to Jim G. Thompson and Celia G. Brock Thompson. He was a clerk for Piggly Wiggly and an auto mechanic. He loved to travel especially to the Smokey Mountains. He was a member of the Flat Rock Baptist Church.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Billy Thompson and the Rev. Terry Floyd officiating. Burial will be in the Flat Rock Cemetery. United Funeral Service in New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Shelia Rutherford Thompson of New Albany; a son, David Brian Thompson of Memphis; four sisters, Charlene Floyd (Burnice) of New Albany, Brenda Smith of Waterford, Pat Love (Carl) of New Albany and Gail Hamblin (Harlon) of Ecru; two brothers, Robert Thompson (Diane) and Bobby Thompson (Silvia), both of New Albany; a grandchild, Seattle Thompson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Tammy Moore; and a brother-in-law, Charles Smith.
Pallbearers will be Gary Floyd, Brad Hamblin, D.J. Moore, Neal Thompson, Norman Thompson and Timothy Stevens. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike McCord, Carl Love, Jerry Stevens, Burnice Floyd, Harlon Hamblin and Paul Childs.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
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Antonio Lopez
ECRU – Antonio Maximiliano Lopez, 3-week-old son of Urbano Lopez and Leticia Gonzalez Lopez, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, at Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany.

Danny Clardy
HAMILTON – Danny Clardy, 62, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, due to an accident. He was born Sept. 14, 1949, to James Allen Clardy and Doris Seawright James in Starkville. He graduated from Starkville High School and attended East Mississippi Community College in Scooba. He lived in Monroe County for the past 32 years. He retired at Cableone after being in the cable industry for 25 years. He was a member of River Bend Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and working in his garden.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Dr. Roy McHenry and Bro. Charles Coggins officiating. Burial will be in Oddfellows Rest Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Diane Coggins Clardy of Hamilton; two daughters, Dana Rainbolt (Chris) of Southaven and Deana Harrison (Matthew) of Nashville, Tenn.; one son, Dustin Clardy of Belden; three sisters, Nandra Langley and Judy Funderburk, both of West Point, and Tina Caston (Travis) of Yazoo City; one brother, Randy Clardy and Thomassen of Okolona; and two grandchildren, Zachary Rainbolt and Sadie Madison Rainbolt.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be Dr. Arthur Brown, Joe Wright, Danny Holloway, David Lusby, Tony Robinson and Bo Robinson.
Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. today at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.
Memorials may be made to the River Bend Baptist Church Building Fund.
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CORINTH – Charles Lester Browning, 87, died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, in Corinth. He was born May 19, 1925, in Golden to Lester C. and Eunice Claunch Browning. He graduated from Corinth High School in 1942 and Elon College. He served in World War II as a member of the 7th Air Force, 11th Bomb Group, 42nd Squadron in Guam. He was a retired freight agent with Illinois Central Railroad. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Rotary Club.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church Chapel with Dr. Prentiss Gordon officiating. Burial will be at Forrest Memorial Park. McPeters Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Martha W. Browning of Corinth; daughters, Beth (Tim) Smith of Sedona Ariz., and Deb (Dick) Algire of Mt. Gilead, Ohio; a sister, Bobbie (Bob) Jones of Bonita, Calif.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Travis Browning.
Pallbearers are Dick Algire, Tim Smith, Andy Algire, Michael Andrews, Dr. Thomas Sweat and Hardie Cornett.
There will be no public visitation. Condolences can be made at
Memorials can be made to the First United Methodist Church, 901 N. Fillmore St., Corinth, MS 38834.

Ruby Graham
TIFTON, Ga. – Ruby Lee Pounds Graham, 85, passed away May 13, 2012, at her residence in Tifton, Ga. She was born March 31, 1927, in Marietta to Dalton Ray Pounds and Alma Gertrude Williams Pounds. She lived most of her life in Berrien and Tift counties. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.
She is survived by her sons, Bobby Wade Graham of Tucker, Ga., Harold Wayne Graham of Tifton, Ga., and Raymond Lee Graham of Nashville, Ga.; her daughter, Faye G. Paulk (Nelson Paulk) of Ocilla, Ga.; two brothers, James Pounds of Mystic, Ga., and Hoyle Pounds of Marietta, Miss.; three sisters, Dot Cason of Robertsdale, Ala., Voncille McCloud of St. Augustine, Fla., and Gloria Kirkwood of Moultrie, Ga.; grandchildren, Wade Greene, Heather Greene, Heath Greene, Joanna Jones and Brandon Graham; and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elton P. Graham; her parents; a granddaughter, Amy Graham; a great-granddaughter, Madalyn Greene; a brother, Clyde Pounds; and a sister, Winna Louise Taylor.
A graveside service was held Monday, May 14, at the Westview Cemetery in Nashville, Ga., with Bro. Don Cross officiating. Boone Funeral Home of Adel, Ga., is in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers were Wade Greene, Heath Greene, Todd Jones, Tanner Jones, Brandon Graham and Nelson Paulk.
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